Y Golchdy

Llanrwst/ Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia National Park
Guests: 2       Wifi: not available       Pets? Strictly no pets allowed

Y Golchdy

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Luxury Snowdonia holiday lodge cottage on a Country House estate near Betws-y-Coed – certainly one of the finest quality holiday cottages in Snowdonia mountains and North Wales.

  • Selected by the Observer newspaper as the best self-catering for a 'great outdoors' break in Snowdonia!

This former coach house and dairy has been lovingly renovated to a high standard, with original artwork by well-known British artists. Y Golchdy is located on a Snowdonian country house estate. You have access over the 14 acres of grounds, parkland and victorian kitchen garden. You have a well equipped kitchen yourself...but then just round the corner is the art gallery and coffee shop.

Your cottage is just three miles from Betws-Y-Coed (generally considered the heart of the National Park), and close to some breathtaking mountain walks and miles of gorgeous beaches, this makes it the perfect retreat for two as a special romantic getaway.

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A delightful and quirky cottage providing us with characterful spacious and tastefully presented accommodation. Lovely setting and gardens to explore, lunch in adjacent coffee shop and art gallery A...

Ian B, August 2020

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£447 (based on 2 staying)
7 nights up to
£820 (based on 2 staying)
strictly no pets allowed
bed layout
Master Double

facilities at Y Golchdy

farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
pub nearby (walkable)
media & technology
television and reception
ground floor bathroom

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Cottage is fully central heated throughout 

Ground Floor:

  • Kitchen diner
  • Kitchen area includes electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher, washing machine (dryer available in main house), microwave, fridge, radio
  • High chair, iron & ironing board also provided
  • Living area with CD /DVD player, flatscreen TV
  • Bath with shower over, wash hand basin and loo

First floor:

  • Sitting room
  • King size bed on mezzanine (up a small flight of stairs from sitting room)
  • WIFI available


  • Access over 14 acres of grounds and parkland including a Victorian walled garden lovely restored to it's former glory.
  • Access to the art gallery and coffee shop
  • Plenty of parking

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customer reviews for Y Golchdy

A delightful and quirky cottage providing us with characterful spacious and tastefully presented accommodation. Lovely setting and gardens to explore, lunch in adjacent coffee shop and art gallery A must. Highly recommended and welcome pack a nice touch.

- Ian B,
August 2020

Our stay at Y Goldchdy was so lovely. The cottage was quirky and gorgeous from the moment you walked in the door. The modern kitchen going up into the cosy living and sleeping area was as Ralph described it like "a den". It was so nice to be able to get the woodburner going and settle in listening to the wind howling outside but being so warm inside. Everything is provided including some logs to get the fire going. The view from the sitting area was into a field with some little lambs running round. Its only about a 10 minute drive into Betws-y-Coed or Llanwrst to its ideally located for a visit to Snowdonia or some of the local Zipworld activities. Can't recommend this place enough for a stay, Thanks Ralph and Roland for welcoming us to this lovely cottage

- Claire K, Altrincham (United Kingdom),
March 2020

Excellent New Years get away! Beautiful accommodation and grounds. We received a really top notch welcome; settled in quickly and got the wood burner going - we were provided with everything needed! The surrounding area was fab, despite being winter we still made the most of Conwy, Newborough beach on New Year’s Day and Betws-y-coed. Fully recommend this holiday home to anyone ...

- Jasmin M,
January 2020

A fantastic stay with great hosts!

- James D,
September 2019

A very comfortable place to stay surrounded by beautiful welsh scenery. Ralph and Roland were very welcoming. Diolch yn fawr iawn.Gobeithio dod nol.Hope to return .

- Linda jones ,
August 2019

Wonderful place to stay. The location is amazing. We dined there too and the food was amazing. Ralph and Roland were so welcoming. We will be back!

- Siobhan B,
August 2018

We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage. The location was perfect for visiting the snowdonia national park and the beautiful coastal towns. The cottage was of a high standard, we loved the spacious layout, bright kitchen and quirky design features. We enjoyed looking around the art gallery and felt really well rested after our break.

- Mrs alison crawford ,
April 2018

Lovely cottage - helpful hosts - Fab location And unlimited wood for the wood burner :)

- Stuart L,
February 2018

It was fabulous! The cottage was already cosy and warm, very clean and we were welcomed by Ralph and his dog. It was a lovely surprise to have great coffee, a bottle of wine and some lush brownies and flapjacks. The place was equipped with everything we needed. The location was very handy for exploring Snowdonia, and the estate itself has a very lovely, calm and special feel about it. Perfect place for our romantic getaway, first one as a couple too! The only thing we found a bit annoying was that we were woken up by both an occasional trickling sound and a loud hissing when (we assume) someone was using the taps next door. This seemed very loud next to the bed even through earplugs that we are both accustomed to using. It wasn't continuous though and definitely didn't ruin anything! One suggestion also: It was a it tricky to get the actual logs to fire up which meant having to use a lot of kindling. It might be nice to make sure people have plenty of kindling (even more than actual logs) to get a good fire going so the logs actually take.

- Laura S,
November 2017

Lovely cottage, very cosy and beautifully decorated. In great location on site of house with art gallery and within easy reach of hikes. Good place to relax. Would visit again.

- Catherine gokani ,
October 2017

Lovely cosy cottage, perfect for a romantic getaway. The decor is elegant and welcoming. The kitchen is well equipped and set up for foodies. Beautiful grounds and super friendly staff. Will be back to visit sometime soon.

- Jonathan B,
September 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our short break, The cottage was fabulous and we adored the gallery and cafe next door, the food was delicious. What a find! Thank you for letting us share it. x

- Andrea L,
August 2017

This place was easy to feel you at home, wonderfull design and friendly people, you ve got you re privacy and you can Enjoy the wonderfull garden! We loved it

- Petra G,
August 2017

If you're looking for a romantic break for two in a beautiful house and fantastic location you'd struggle to find better then this. The house is comfy and cosy and beautifully done out (and that's coming from a rather fussy magazine editor)! You're also a stones throw from Snowdon so it's ideally located for exploring this beautiful part of the world. However the best part is undoubtedly coming home to this little hideaway. We'll be back.

- Lucy W,
May 2017

The cottage was wonderful! It sat in the stunning grounds of the main house, and was beautifully renovated, with everything you could need included. It provided a great base for a fantastic holiday.

- Harriet N,
May 2017

Really lovely place to stay, very cosy and the bottle of wine and brownies went down a treat.

- Jane owens ,
April 2017

We had a lovely week in this splendid apartment. Our hosts were very welcoming and friendly. I would recommend this accommodation.

- Janet L,
April 2017

This cottage was superb! Exactly what we were looking for, decorated outstandingly, kitchen well equipped and such friendly owners. Had the warmest of welcomes with complimentary cake from the coffee shop in the country house. Would recommend this as a gorgeous romantic retreat in a great location.

- Stacey W,
July 2016

We had a lovely time staying at The Laundry. Everything was lovely from the warm welcome, lovely accommodation and beautiful setting. Thank you!!

- Robin muir ,
June 2016

We loved Y Golchdy from the first moments of our welcome from Ralph (the owner) The cottage was welcoming and comfortable. Everything we needed for an enjoyable few days was provided.We'd love to visit again- maybe in Autumn or Winter so we can light the log burning stove! Great place!

- Barbara R,
June 2016

This cottage is just fabulous. It is a great place to chill out and relax. It's s very quirky setup with the modern kitchen diner on the lower ground floor, the bathroom on the ground floor and bedroom / Livingroom on the upper floor. The bedroom is on a raised level above the Livingroom and it's very cosy and inimate. The wood burner with a wood burner make the room very warm and you might find you need to open the windows in the evening. No phone or wifi signal so just chill out and enjoy the peace On the site is an art gallery and coffee shop run by the owner Ralph. Well worth a trip. We ate at the lovely Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel which was fabulous. The staff ( Mostyn) made us feel very special and expect to pay around £60 for dinner for 2 but it is well worth it. It's a short walk ( 3 miles ) into Betws Y Coed Apparently there is a shortcut over a bridge into town that will probably cut off a mile from the journey but we only found out about it after we have walked the 3 miles. You can get the number 19 bus ( from the bus stop just past the train station ) back to your cottage if you don't fancy the walk back.

- Martin V,
April 2016

The weather was wet and windy, but Y Golchdy was warm and cosy! We've just returned from a long weekend in this lovely place. On arrival at around 2230 I was surprised to meet Rowland (the owner) who had just lit the fire which was very welcome! Activities involved walking in the Gwydyr forest and playing lots of card and board games - we will definitely return when the weather is better to do more hiking/biking.

- Hannah davies ,
November 2015

Cannot recommend Y Golchdy enough. The cottage was a fantastically creative environment for me; so peaceful - especially in the evenings. The large kitchen is excellent and the comfortable upstairs is kept very warm by the wood burner - even in November! One piece of advice to the owners - never install wi fi in the property; its brilliant to have a little peace and quiet once in a while!

- Martin L,
November 2015

We had a great time at Y Golchdy. The house has been renovated beautifully and is very comfortable and cosy with everything you could need. There's lots to explore in the area and the countryside is very dramatic. Snowdonia is a very beautiful part of Wales.

- Clare davis ,
October 2015

The cottage was absolutely fabulous, very spacious and much larger than the photos suggested. All the facilities were excellent. The location is ideal for touring Snowdonia as it is close to the intersection of the A470 and the A5 with easy access to the Llanberis Pass, the North Wales Coast and the A55 to Holyhead.

- Bernard woodford ,
September 2015

This place is a gem. The location is perfect, secluded but near to attractions and a local town (a car is a must). It is beautifully decorated and we were given a warm welcome. Eating outside in the evening sun was so peaceful and relaxing. Then a night in front of the wood burner on the comfy couch, followed by the amazingly comfy bed! Would definitely stay here again xx

- Sarah swift ,
August 2015

Lovely Location, very relaxing. The cottage is beautifully done. Next door is a cafe and gallery that is nice to just relax in with a coffee. Definitely recommend

- Duncan H,
August 2015