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The Shippon
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The Shippon

Couples arriving at The Shippon via the gravel farm track will be struck by its original stone walls, its three-acre garden and magnificent views to Llechwedd and beyond. The 18th-century barn in North Wales is a truly romantic getaway and blends country charm with modern comforts.

The mezzanine bedroom features a king-size double bed, exposed beams and earthen walls. The authentic décor is continued in the small, well-equipped kitchen as well as the cosy, light-filled sitting room with its open fire and comfortable lounges.

A TV with FreeSat, DVD and CD/stereo are also provided in the sitting room. The dining room features an authentic church pew befitting the tenor of the cottage.

Wifi, laundry facilities, off-road parking and amenities for babies are provided, as well as stabling and grazing (at additional cost) for guests wishing to avail themselves of the outstanding horse-riding trails in the region.

The stunning views of Snowdonia and the Conwy Valley can be enjoyed from the front patio area with its BBQ, which is also an ideal place to play with the dog. Further afield lie the adventures of Snowdonia, plus Conwy with its picturesque harbour, golf course, castle and pleasant walks.

To make an enquiry or book The Shippon, please use the Visit Website buttons for further information. When making an enquiry, please tell us that you found this holiday cottage in Snowdonia on the My Favourite Holiday Cottages website. Thank you.




My girlfriend and I both wanted a quiet location and The Shippon is ideal being well away from any busy road. The cottage owners were really friendly, helpful and welcoming and gave us some useful tips about the local area. Overall, a lovely spot for a quiet break which we can definitely recommend.

Mr Monk

Fantastic place, very professionally run and we were made to feel very welcome.

Mr Davies

The Shippon is located in a beautiful location on the side of lovely green rolling hills with stunning views. The property is very cosy and easy to relax in. The nearby owners are very helpful and friendly but not at all over bearing. Thoroughly recommended.

Mr Brockwell

A relaxed and comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings with close proximity to the coast, mountains, beaches and rivers. Lovely villages and seaside towns.

Mr Turecki

The Shippon is a lovely property and the setting is just wonderful. The owners were most welcoming and deserve praise for the care and attention to detail they have made to the property.

Mr Asher

Fabulous location and great accommodation. The perfect place to explore North Wales. Very cosy and comfortable for the two of us and our two Labradors. A great weeks holiday!

Mr Scott-Allen

An outstanding property in an amazing location. Total relaxation!

Mr Ralph

I had been there before and the place is a little piece of heaven. Its cosy, clean, very well equipped and just wonderful.

Mrs Davenport

The property was very good and was exactly matching the description. The supportive and good service of Sykes made it a beautiful journey in a beautiful country.

Mr Kaiser

We particularly enjoyed the rural location of the property, and there was nothing that we did not like.

Mr Goddard

A lovely cottage in an excellent location.

Mr Shaw-case

Such a relaxing and peaceful cottage and garden. We had a much lazier holiday as a result. We were lucky with the weather and sitting outside was just lovely due to the pleasant surroundings and view.

Mrs Wallis

Location, quietness, freedom for our dogs and general laid back approach.

Mr Herring

The location of cottage was central to places we visited, so was good location. It was quiet and peaceful at night and during the day time.

Miss Ratcliffe

The owners made us feel very welcome, a fire was lit and the key was in the door! They checked a couple of times that we were okay and to see if we needed any assistance. We had a splendid time there and it felt like home. Great base for all of North Wales really.

Mr Fisher

A beautifully converted property in an idyllic location. The owners were welcoming and helpful, but unobtrusive.

Dr Birch

The views were unobstructed and beautiful. We had everything we needed outdoors - picnic bench, comfortable chairs and a table. It was also a very good place for the dogs. The owners were friendly and ready to help if we needed it.

Mr Lawton

The cottage was lovely, the setting was outstanding and the weather was glorious. It was so beautiful we could have been sat in the heart of France.

Mrs Fennel

Private cosy cottage in great location, near to mountains, beaches etc.

Miss Counsell

It was a lovely location, and was great to be able to use the outside space. Such a comfortable bed too. We absolutely loved it, and would definitely stay again.

Ms Taylor

Lovely location. Lovely building. The log burner was fabulous. The owners were very helpful.

Mr Brooks

A great place to stay in the heart of the North Welsh countryside.

Mr Hinds

The seclusion of the location and helpful owners.

Mrs Jones

We loved the scenery and everything about the holiday.

Mrs Everitt

Delightful cottage, full of character and very comfortable. Perfect location for exploring North Wales.

Mrs Lake

Love The Shippon. We had a great week. Very comfortable.

Mrs Jones

The Shippon was very cosy and comfortable, and it was set in beautiful countryside, with no main roads near by, so it was very peaceful. There was also the added bonus of having Conwy just five minutes away by car., a wonderful place to explore, with the best castle we've ever seen.

Mrs Davies

Very good location.Rural and surrounded by beautiful views but convenient for attractions,shops and rail links etc.

Mrs Wiseman

We had a lovely stay at the Shippon. The owners were excellent hosts. We especially appreciated how pet friendly they were and they took extra time to provide information on pet-friendly establishments in the area. Our dogs really enjoyed the property as well. The furnishings have been upgraded since the website pictures were taken, so it was even better than expected.

Miss Marion

Lovely and peaceful. It was warm and comfortable with the log fire. Bliss.

Mr Ormrod

Very welcoming and friendly owners. It was perfectly isolated to get away from it all but near enough to town when needed. Had a big field to exercise the dog in. Bliss.

Mrs Ashworth

The cottage was just delightful, thoughtfully decorated and set up, cosy and homely. The huge wood burner was a real treat! And the bed, oh my god I didn't want to leave it! The owners were excellent - friendly and helpful but not intrusive. There was a well thought out collection of films and games and plenty of info on local attractions. We were VERY happy there.

Ms Backwell

The cottage was well equipped and in a great location. It more than met our needs and expectations.

Mr Taylor

A beautiful cottage set in a lovely relaxing atmosphere. The sounds of the countryside and rural setting was perfect for a totally chilled week.

Mrs Redshaw

An excellent barn conversion with lovely owners. Overall an excellent choice, really enjoyed it.

Miss Cutts


the weather was not to good but the cottage more than made up for it, cosy little retreat which maggie(dog) loved, owners were helpfull but did not bother you they were there if you needed them, deffinatley going back.
cottage is lovley and cosy everything you need is there, loved the log fire which was lit every night ahh.
in all a really really good holiday and have recommended to a few people.

marie wayman

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First time stay in the Conway district, most enjoyable.

Lovely small cottage, took some locating, really off the beaten track. quite close to the owners property, but still secluded. lovely locationapprox' 2+ miles out of Conway itself, a good location for either staying there and enjoying the seclusion, exploring the sites around North Wales; Conway, Llandudno, Bodnant Gardens, all of Anglesey, Great. Even though the weather was mixed, still very enjoyable. Property owners very helpful, on hand if you needed information or help. Recommended.
Mr & Mrs Trusselle, Wolverhampton West Midlands.

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Cosy Cottage

Our stay was just perfect. So piecefull and traquill, the countryside is beautiful with lovely walks. we'll be back.

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Wonderful location

Very friendly and helpful owners of a cottage in a wonderful location. Difficulties with the plumbing were rectified as quickly as possible and they were flexible and accommodating to any requests.

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Wonderful cosy property in beautiful surroundings

The proprty was perfect for a couple wanting a relaxing break. Beautiful countryside for walking or riding. Castles to visit. Perfect location. Several places to eat out in the nearby town.
Very friendly and helpful owners, and two lovely horses!
A great holiday.

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ideal location

perfectly situated for trips to the coast and historical conwy, the mountains of snowdonia and visiting anglesey and carnarfon. lovely to have a woodburner on a chilly night. lovely location surrounded by fields.

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The Shippon is a little tired, but, who cares and we loved it. Highly recommend this place to the outdoors type of couple


Verry charming

Lovely place lovely owners.could not wont for more.
would like to holiday there again .5 star lovely location

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Cosy and quiet base for exploring Snowdonia

The cottage was clean and cosy, quite small but perfectly adequate for 2 people. The owner met us on arrival and was very friendly, and even lent us a book on local archaeology, but then left us alone and was not at all intrusive. The kitchen is small but has everything you need. A large basket of logs and coal were provided for the fire, which was set ready for lighting when we arrived. However, the cottage was warm and cosy and we only used the fire once. The site was quiet and peaceful, and made a good base for exploring Snowdonia. Conwy with local amedities is only a short drive away and there are many walks you can do from the doorstep. The narrow lanes leading to the property were not a problem. We were allowed to use the field outside the cottage which was great for our 2 dogs. The resident dog was very friendly and came to visit a few times. The only negatives were the low entrance door, and steep stairs under low beams going up to the mezzanine bedroom. Not a problem for me but my 6'2'' husband banged his head a few times. The cottage wouldn't be suitable for anyone with mobility problems, but is great providing you don't mind ducking your head in some areas. We would definitely visit again.


Relaxing and welcoming in a beautiful setting

This is a very appealing and comfortable rustic accommodation. It has charm and makes you feel very relaxed. It is well equipped and comfortable. It has a homely, individual feel. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The open plan living lends itself well. only slight draw back would be the number of low beams which I managed to hit with my head several times! Other than that a pretty perfect place to escape the world and enjoy the countryside. Would definitely go again!

Alan R

Brilliant location for exploring the region, with walks at your doorstep or within a short drive


Fabulous cottage in a great location

This is a truly wonderful cottage. The location is perfect for a nice quiet break. The owners are very friendly and we will be going back again. Very dog friendly too. Thank you


A little piece of heaven

So our first visit to The Shippon and what a treat beautiful and so so peaceful. Our work is demanding and yet despite months of hard work and a five plus hour drive to get there (don't ask) as soon as we arrived chill relax and the Shippon effect.
In all my travels I have never been so chilled out sitting in the garden with amazing views birdsong and sheep WOW

A big log burner took more of our attention than any tv programme. A really comfy bed meant really restful night's.

Not the best weather on our visit but it's Wales wet in the morning lovely in the afternoon lots to do within a short drive and none of it over priced a big Tesco nearby for essential supplies.

The ultimate accolade is that we have booked again already and cannot wait to return we will be regular visitors. The owners Andrew and Sarah are lovely there if you need them but not intrusive.

For those people that complain about low beams in their reviews learn to duck if not laugh it off it's your fault not the building.

Steve F

Lovely relaxing stay

A wonderfully peaceful stay at The Shippon, a picturesque cottage in amazing countryside. With sheep grazing in a nearby field, swallows flying low overhead and swooping into the barn next door and bees buzzing round the geraniums and lavender in the flower garden just outside the cottage we had a truly relaxing getaway.
The cottage was well-appointed, clean and comfortable, with lots of books, games and guides to the local area, and the owners on hand to help if needed (home-grown veg was lovely!)
Highly recommended for a relaxing stay in a beautiful corner of north Wales.


Friendly owner, the outdoor space available.
Good views from cottage and plenty of wildlife.
Excellent walks within easy reach.

Mrs Leighton

The gardens were excellent and very dog friendly. The location was perfect, very secluded offering complete rest and relaxation. The owners were easily accessible and very willing to help with any questions we had. Overall a perfect holiday location for us! Well done and thank you.

Mr Rea

Well appointed cottage in large grounds. Lots of wildlife - resident Robin, rabbits and Buzzards. Excellent views from Patio. Good walking within easy reach. The log burning stove is excellent, sadly only one cold night. Second visit, wont be last.

Mrs Leighton

I loved the garden and there was a lots of space so my dog could run around. There were lots of nearby town and villages which were very interesting to visit. The beaches nearby were fantastic aswell.

Mrs Rowley

An excellent place to relax!

Mrs Ockwell

The location of the property was excellent - fantastic large but enclosed garden was ideal for our two dogs. Also very private setting. The Shippon was a very cosy and relaxing place to stay - warm and comfortable and with everything we needed for our favourite type of holiday (walks, scenery and dog friendly). We really enjoyed our stay.

Mr Buttle

Delightful cottage, ideal for a romantic break, perfect for a dog and situated well for sight-seeing.

Miss Mathers

Lovely peaceful location, lots of privacy. Garden great for dogs, lots of space to run. Area great for walking.

Mr & Mrs Holland

Nice views from the patio and garden furniture was excellent.

Mr Schneider

This was an absolutely fantastic setting and the accommodation was perfect, cannot complain about anything. The facilities provided were wonderful, and we would definitely return to the Shippon. A big thanks to the owners.

Miss Watson

We liked the peace and tranquility and being left to our own devices. There were nice walks, a lovely log burner and fresh country air. Lovely little tea rooms not far away in Conwy Town. A great place for dog owners to take their pets.

Mrs Matthews

Excellent, cosy and romantic hideaway which is nestled in a perfect spot - not too far from the beaten track but isolated enough for that total break. It's on the very edge of Snowdonia National Park/Gwydyr Forest etc. which are beyond description. Just pack your walking boots and go there! Second visit in under six months - I don't need to say any more!

Mr & Mrs Holland

The barn was the peaceful, romantic, cosy retreat in a rural setting that we wanted. Close to the Snowdonia national park, which was essential and great owners next door; they were very helpful and we could buy more logs from them!

Mrs Banyard

It was a perfect dog friendly place. The owner was really helpful and friendly without being intrusive.

Mrs Husbands

A great, relaxing retreat with lots of thoughtful touches.

Mr Shillinglaw

A perfect, central location for sightseeing and touring the area. A really quaint and peaceful cottage. We couldn't have wished for a more romantic getaway with the perfect hosts.

Mr O' Brien

The cottage is in a beautiful quiet location but close to lots of local attractions.

Helpful and friendly owners.

Perfect for a relaxing retreat for two to get away from it all no matter what time of year.

Mrs Heaton

We had a lovely holiday and the accommodation was very good and helped make for a refreshing break. The weather helped and unusually for Wales there was no sign of rain! The walks and scenery were just as we had hoped for and made for a very enjoyable break.

Mr Burgoyne

Ideal hide-away retreat for two.

Mr Eade

A lovely place with fields to walk the dogs right outside the property. Thoroughly recommended.

Mrs Mason

The cosiness and friendliness of the cottage and owners made the stay very enjoyable. The proximity to Snowdonia and the surrounding countryside was lovely. Also the provision of board games was really appreciated.

Miss Francis

The location was great and the owner was very friendly and helpful.

Mrs Macintyre-cathles

The rural setting of the property set in the foothills of local mountains.The ready access to local walks (with guidance provided by the owners). The cottage provided an escape and enabled us to relax and unwind. Information about local amenities enabled us to eat out in style and to shop conveniently.

Mr Warburton

Wonderful property, welcoming owner. Ideal base for exploring North Wales, extremely quiet and private. Great holiday.

Mrs Pringle

Beautiful little cottage. We would definitely go back again.

Mrs Tebbutt

The property was great and we had an amazing time.

Rev Gwynn

We felt really welcome and at home. The owners were really helpful when we were looking for a beach for the dog and recommended us a great beach nearby. We loved the whole week at the Shippon and would definitely go back.

Mrs Dyer

A lovely cottage which we would love to to re-visit and would recommend to others. The owners are very friendly and helpful in recommending local walks and attractions. We loved it!

Miss Donohue

Cosy cottage hidden away in the countryside. We loved the peace and quiet and spending lots of time in front of the fire.

Mr Farragher

Very cosy and relaxing. We particularly loved the bathroom and the bath. The Shippon and the Snowdonia area it is situated in, continue to draw us back time after time - a week is never long enough. A big thank you to the Hosts for their personal touch.

Mr & Mrs Holland

Location and weather.

Mr Leech

The Cottage was in a lovely location with nice views and convenient for visiting the sites of North Wales.

Mr & Mrs Aitken

Shippon is ideally situated for touring North Wales. Property is fantastic and really well maintained. Enjoyed a fantastic week.

Mr & Mrs Woodward

It was quiet and restful. Very nice owners, most helpful when needed. Isolated enough for some peace and quiet and close enough for all amenities.

Mr Trusselle

A very nice and cosy place in a lovely rural environment. Extremely friendly hosts.

Mrs Budis

A lovely quiet area. lovely countryside. in the country but not to far away for something to do.

Mrs Maiden

Great location, great property lots of good information

Mrs Kenworthy

It was a really lovely cottage, with lots of character. Appliances were of an unusually high standard).

Mrs Hays

Overall the property was better than we expected.
There was lots to see and do.
Plenty of walks which the dogs loved.
The scenery is breathtaking.

Mr Wayman

We visited to get away from our lives and relax, and this place lets you relax in buckets. Everything was excellent, the property, the area, the hosts the local walks and sights. We were so impressed we are booking again for next year!

Mr & Mrs Corbin

We liked everything about the cottage, the location, the owners were helpful if we needed anything. There were plenty of information about the area and the many walks available. The week we spent there it was lovely weather too and we were able to enjoy food outside.

Mr Priestley

The Shippon was absolutely perfect for our holiday. It suited our needs and exceeded our expectations. The location was great and the owners were very welcoming and helpful. We were 100% satisfied with every aspect. Thank you.

Mr Kyte

Very friendly owners.
Excellent Location.
Would go back.

Mr Kelly

It was a fantastic place, with everything you needed. The walking and cycling was amazing. It was great to come back to such a lovely place in the evenings.
Owners were really helpful.

Ms Timbrell

Its our 2nd visit here with 2 more holidays booked! We love the relaxing environment, the local walks, and the fact it is dog friendly is a big bonus. Conwy is a lovely place, and the local country pubs all offer great food and great hospitality. We can't recommend this place highly enough, and look forward to our return later this year.

Mr & Mrs Corbin

The location of The Shippon was great and it enjoys a lovely view of the countryside, whilst feeling secluded at the same time. It is a good size for two people and a dog - great open field next to The Shippon for a dog to run in and there are lots of walks nearby.

Mr Poppleton

Lovely location, quiet and relaxing settings. The location of the cottage was amazing.

Mr Holdstock

The Shippon was a beautiful and peaceful retreat for us to relax after all of the walking/climbing we did. The views of the surrounding area are beautiful. The hosts were very friendly and helpful and suggested some fantastic walks in the local area which could keep you busy all week aside of the more popular attractions! When we return to the area we will definitely stay at The Shippon again, it had everything we needed and was well equipped and clean.

Miss Roberts

Lovely setting and owners garden with an excellent location for visiting North Wales. Bucolic charm!

Mrs Wilkins

A great holiday, highly recommended if peace and quiet wanted. Cottage very secluded except for sheep!

Mrs Brewster

The situation was excellent and the owners exceptionally helpful.

Mrs Price Jones