3 (off peak)
Warrandyte Cottage is in a picturesque spot near Conwy in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. Made from local granite and built to stay cosy and welcoming all year round, the Victorian quarryman’s cottage has space for five guests in two bedrooms. Despite its sheltered, peaceful atmosphere, Warrandyte is easy to reach, and the cottage is only a short walk from the popular Fairy Glen pub.
Dwygyfylchi is a small, friendly village between Conwy and Bangor. As well as two friendly pubs and a fantastic restaurant, the Penmaenmawr Golf Club is a five-minute walk from the cottage and has an excellent bar with a good choice of ales, so you will certainly not go hungry if you do not feel like cooking. There are also two shops, a petrol station and a cafe at the bottom of the village.
As good as the local food and drink are, it is the scenery which is Dwygyfylchi’s main attraction. You only need to look out of the window for stunning views of the Menai Strait towards Puffin Island and Anglesey, while a walk along the path up Foel Lûs behind the cottage will soon have Snowdonia and the Conwy coast laid out before you in all of its glory. If you walk a little further towards the peak, then you can join the Jubilee track and the ancient Druid’s Circle (Meini Hirion) in Penmaenmawr.
Conwy is one of the most important fortified towns in Welsh history, and is less than four miles from Warrandyte Cottage, reached via the Sychnant Path which affords more beautiful mountain views. If you prefer to walk rather than drive or cycle, the North Wales Path runs mainly parallel to the road, which was once used by mail coaches when the tide was too high to use the shorter route around the coast. Conwy is dominated by the imposing castle and sturdy stone walls constructed by Edward I between 1283 and 1289, with the suspension bridge added later by Thomas Telford. For all its history and museums, which include a well-preserved Elizabethan Tudor House and the medieval Aberconwy House, Conwy is a vibrant town with great shops and the ideal place to stock up on food for the week.
The Snowdonia National Park offers so much to visitors that you may struggle to fit everything in during your stay. In addition to fantastic mountain bike trails, you can get a daily dose of adrenaline at Bounce Below, Zip World and Surf Snowdonia. Take a boat trip from Conwy Bay or Beaumaris Pier and enjoy the view from the sea and possibly meet the local dolphin and porpoise population. Scale Mount Snowdon, or take the vintage steam train up to the top and enjoy a leisurely walk down, or spend the day building sandcastles and swimming on a Blue Flag beach. Caernarfon, Colwyn Bay, and Anglesey all offer different opportunities to enjoy the warm Welsh hospitality and delicious food that comes from this region.
Warrandyte Cottage provides a high standard of accommodation so that you can relax and reserve all the energy you need to enjoy the many and varied delights of the Snowdonia National Park. Whether you finish each day with a glass of wine, watching the sunset over the water, or toasting your toes in front of the cosy log burner, the cottage is a comfortable place to rest and recharge.
Christine & Andrew Broughton joined Independent Cottages in June 2018
Warrandyte Cottage dates from the mid 1800s and has been sympathetically refurbished to provide guests with an excellent standard of accommodation.
Outside: The south-facing garden at the rear of the property is enclosed and sheltered, with beautiful mountain views, mature flowering shrubs, and a lawn area for playing. There is a patio with a cafe-style table and chairs so you can sit and enjoy a drink as you try to identify the visiting birds. Unrestricted road parking.
Additional Information: Warrandyte Cottage has gas central heating and WiFi. All utilities, linen and towels are included, although guests will need to bring beach towels with them if they are required. Short breaks are available, depending on availability. The cottage is family friendly but unfortunately does not accept pets, and no smoking is allowed.
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