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The Old Prison House

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7 Nights  

  • £450  to  £1250

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Short Breaks From

  • £90 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £140 p/night
    Peak season
    (4 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    4 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Accessible by Public Transport

About The Old Prison House

The Old Prison House is a charming detached stone holiday cottage located in a quiet street in the small market town of Llanrwst on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park. Once a local prison, this characterful property, with wooden beams and quirky staircases, has been recently refurbished to provide a comfortable and contemporary self-catering holiday home for five guests in three bedrooms.

Conveniently located in the centre of Llanwrst you will find all the amenities including independent shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants within walking distance. At the end of the road you will find the Old Courthouse, which is now a cafe, sitting over the much photographed three arched stone bridge over the River Conwy. There are numerous walks from the front door taking you through ancient woodlands, rolling green fields and pretty Welsh villages. Just a thirty minute walk away you will find the impressive Grey Mare's Tail waterfalls in the Gwydir Forest, or for those who want the challenge of climbing a serious mountain there are plenty to choose from in the Snowdonia National Park, including Mount Snowdon itself.

For those who prefer two wheels you will be spoilt for choice with the number of mountain biking trails nearby. It's hard to beat the single track routes on the Gwydir Mawr and Bach trails, or head to the scenic forest tracks in Penmachno, just a few miles away. If you are looking to head off the beaten track there are numerous mountain bike routes that take you over mountains, through woodlands and along the beautiful Conwy Valley. You can hire bikes, including All Terrain Electric Mountain bikes, at Snowdonia Bikes which is just a five minute walk from The Old Prison House.

Other local activities include catching some waves at the infamous inland surf lagoon at Adventure Parc Snowdonia (5 miles), flying through the forest on a toboggan at Zip World (3 miles) or testing your metal at one of the underground adventures in the disused mines at Go Below (6 miles). Those looking for something a little less adventurous should visit the world famous Bodnant Gardens (9 miles), Conwy Castle (12 miles), or enjoy pottering around the outdoor shops and galleries in village of Betws y Coed (5 miles). With the North Welsh coast just half an hour away there are also plenty of options for bucket and spade days on the beach, or blow the cobwebs away on a section of the North Wales Coastal path.

The Old Prison House welcomes guests year round with short breaks available during low season.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Angela Killion joined Independent Cottages in July 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • WiFi

Location (Snowdonia)

Once a local prison, this attractive 250 year old stone building has been recently renovated to provide a cosy and comfortable holiday home. The Old Prison House is located in a quiet cul de sac and accommodation is over three floors.

Accommodation comprises:

Ground floor:

  • Spacious lounge with a four person corner sofa, a cuddle chair and TV.
  • Well equipped kitchen with everything you would need for a self-catering holiday, including a microwave.

First floor:

  • Beautifully decorated master bedroom with a king sized bed, chest of drawers, a hanging rail and two bedside cabinets with reading lamps and USB charging points.
  • Bathroom with large walk-in shower, WC and wash basin.

Second floor:

  • Second spacious bedroom with characterful wooden beams. Decorated in an Art Deco style this room has a double bed, chest of drawers, hanging rail and bedside cabinets with reading lights and USB charging points.
  • Third bedroom, also with wooden beams, with a single bed, wardrobe and a bedside cabinet with a color changing lamp.

Outside: The small enclosed front yard with seating is a lovely spot to enjoy a morning coffee or evening glass of wine. There is no on-site parking but the public car park is just a two minute walk away.

Additional information: Utilities, WiFi and bed linen is included. Guests to supply their own towels. Please note that the stairs are steep and windy and are not suitable for people who are physically frail or children under the age of six. One small dog may be allowed, please enquire with the owner. No smoking.

The Old Prison House Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 5 in 3 bedrooms (2 Double & 1 Single)
1 dog welcome
Not suitable for wheelchair users
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £450
To £1250
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Bank Transfer
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)7855 967135 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

Angela Killion
Member Since July 2021

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* Calendar last updated: 28th May 2022

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