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The Ship Inn

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7 Nights  

  • £1777  to  £6821

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Short Breaks From

  • £450 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £950 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    12 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access

    Ground floor

  • Log Burner

About The Ship Inn

The Ship Inn proves that bigger is indeed better when it comes to holidays with extended family and friends. The spacious holiday home was once a lively Victorian pub and still has warm Welsh hospitality embedded in its DNA. The owners have done a fantastic job refurbishing and modernising the building to provide comfortable, relaxed accommodation for up to 34 people in 11 bedrooms within strolling distance of the soft white sands of Colwyn Bay as well as shops, cafes and friendly pubs like The Crafty Fox and the Red Lion.

Colwyn Bay is the ideal spot for a lazy holiday with family and friends. It is at its busiest in summer, when families descend on the beach with their windbreaks and beach towels, keen to swim, canoe, sail and surf. The Ship Inn is just east of Colwyn's main beach, near Old Colwyn, where the water is excellent for water sports and rock fishing. It is calm enough to swim, although the nearest stretch of sand with a lifeguard is a five-minute walk away at Colwyn's main beach. The Victorians loved staying at Colwyn Bay for their seaside holiday, building the 3-mile seafront promenade and making sure the town had plenty of places to eat, drink and shop - amenities that remain to support both locals and visitors today.

Local attractions include the Welsh Mountain Zoo, the Fairy Glen Nature Reserve, and the newest addition to the town, the contemporary Eiras Events Centre. Take a walk through Pwllycrochan Woods, cycle to Great Orme, go jetskiing or play golf. The Snowdonia National Park is just a few miles away with the Snowdon Mountain Railway being around a 30-minute drive from the cottage.

The Ship Inn has everything groups need for a fun holiday, including a location that is perfect at any time of the year. Excellent road links make it easy to reach from both the east and the west, so you can plan a holiday with far-flung family and friends to celebrate Christmas or a milestone birthday, or just to catch up. Please see the owner's website for more information.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Mark Sanders joined Independent Cottages in April 2020

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • WiFi

Location (Conwy)

Accommodation Comprises:

The Ship Inn is a period Victorian property with huge rooms, big windows that let in lots of natural light, and the original solid wood floorboards throughout. The owners have transformed it from a pub with rooms into a light, spacious and contemporary holiday home that suits guests of all ages. There are multiple living and entertainment spaces, and 11 of the bedrooms can have either two single beds or one super-kingsized bed, to give you a flexible layout that can be tailored specifically to the needs of your group.

Accommodation is over three levels and includes:

Ground Floor:

  • Two superking/twin bedrooms with zip-link beds, and one twin room with adjustable electric beds.
  • Two shower rooms with a walk-in shower, WC and handbasin.
  • Massive kitchen/diner with high-quality appliances and lots of bench space to prepare food. Two solid wood dining tables seat up to 24 people with a further four seats the breakfast bar. There is a double oven, five-ring hob, two dishwashers, as well as multiple fridges and plenty of freezer space to make catering for big groups if not a pleasure, then at least less of a chore.
  • Living room/cinema room with a galleried ceiling, relaxed seating for 16 people, a sofa that opens into a small double bed, and a woodburning stove.
  • Open-plan games area with a pool table, table football and other family-friendly games.

First Floor:

  • Second sitting room with seating for seven people, including a sofa-bed. In addition to the downstairs cinema room, the house has two 3D TVs, a full Sky TV multiroom package and WiFi throughout.
  • Three twin/superking bedrooms. One has an ensuite shower room with a WC and handbasin.
  • Family bathroom with a Jacuzzi bath, WC and a handbasin.
  • Family shower room with a walk-in shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Separate cloakroom with a WC and a handbasin.

Top Floor:

  • Dormitory room with four full-sized (3ft-wide) bunk beds that can sleep adults or children, as well as four trundle beds that are perfect for younger guests. This room is enormous, with multi-aspect windows that overlook the town.
  • Five twin/superking bedrooms with zip-link beds.
  • Two shower rooms with a shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Cloakroom with a WC and a handbasin.

Outside: Guests can relax in the outdoor area which includes a patio with garden furniture for lazy summer barbecues, and a fire pit to keep the chill away in the evening. There is secure storage for bikes and other sports equipment, and off-street parking for up to 20 cars.

Additional Information: All utilities, bed linen and bath towels are provided. Guests to provide beach towels if they are required. Up to four well-behaved dogs are welcome on the ground floor, with prior agreement from the owner. Smoking is not permitted. Short breaks are possible depending on availability.

The Ship Inn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 34 in 12 bedrooms (10 Twin/Superkings, 1 Double, one family room with SK/Twin plus 3 Bunks)
3 or more dogs welcome
Ground floor accommodation
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £1777
To £6821
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Yes
All female groups - Yes
Catering available - No.
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7711 043690 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Mark Sanders
Member Since April 2020

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The Ship Inn Noticeboard

In line with best practice we have, sadly, removed all toys/books/DVDs/soft furnishings/miscellaneous paraphernalia from our properties. In order to safeguard our housekeepers and reduce risk for subsequent guests we also respectfully request all rubbish bags are removed to the outside bins and that all bedding is stripped before check-out. We trust you understand and support these common sense measures in these challenging times.

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The Ship Inn 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 22nd May 2024
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