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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.
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.
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.
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