This five-person cottage in Snowdonia National Park will make for a great holiday escape at any time of the year. Wonderfully updated throughout, offering walking distance to the village of Betws-y-Coed’s many attractions, No 1 Railway Cottages creates a unique feel that is both spacious and cosy at the same time.
The large living area, featuring a flat screen TV with Sky TV and DVD and an electric stove creates a relaxing space for the whole family to enjoy. French doors open out to a patio and lawned garden. The three bedrooms are a double, twin, and a single, and the family bedroom has a bath with shower, basic, and WC. An additional WC is available in the utility room. The kitchen features an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and breakfast bar.
Tea rooms, pubs, and shops are all only minutes away in popular Betws-y-Coed. The surrounding area features wonderful river and waterfall views including the spectacular Swallow Falls. If you crave outdoor excitement, both the Tree Top Adventure High Ropes Course and the Marin Mountain Bike Trail are both close by. The village of Llanwrst is only four miles away, and Blaenau Ffestiniog is easy driving distance as well.
1 Railway Cottages overlooks a quiet branch line (handy for car-free day trips to the coast at Llandudno), with only 6 trains passing each day.
No 1 Railway Cottages
Loved it so much wanted to stay longer
We loved this cottage, it was gorgeous and everything we wanted. Really well equipped with little extras like tea and Welsh cakes ready on arrival, with a welcome card. This was the only contact we had with the owners. There were fresh flowers in a vase a nice touch , games, books, dvds & cd's. A washing machine clothes line pegs washing powder, not that I wanted to be washing on holiday but it was so nice not to come home to a load.
the cottage has a single train railway line running outside the patio and garden. The 6am train woke us briefly but was really not a problem at all .
The property is so so quiet and peaceful but not more than 5 mins walk you are in the heart of lovely Betws y coed a busy place full of live with everything you need . We marveled at this many times. I can't speak highly enough of this rental cottage, we had such a wonderful time here in North Wales.
A small point being extra picky the bathroom was a bit dated and needed a bit more of a thorough clean . Not dirty as such just not as immaculately clean as the rest of the house. Like i say dated, toilet flush kept getting stuck so you had to get a knack of using it as it were. Shower not very powerful either.
These are really just minor points and should not put anyone of renting this gorgeous little gem
Cottage is comfortable, good parking which is a bonus in Betws-Y-Coed. however the description needs updating for Sykes cottages, there is a ceramic electric hob, not a bottled gas hob as in the details. We would certainly return there again.
Better than Expected
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I wasn't sure what to expect when I booked this cottage for our family of five. It was better than I'd hoped- clean, great location, well- equipped kitchen. Cottage is walking distance from several hiking trails and also in the center of town. There is information on nearby attractions available and also has wifi. The only negative is the bedding had a bottom sheet and a blanket, no top sheet, but it worked fine. It is a bit tucked away, but directions given were good; just follow carefully. We plan to return to Wales and would stay there again!
We were pleasantly surprised to find such a little oasis in the middle of a busy tourist village.
The cottage was really comfortable and seemed roomy even with six of us. It was bright, light and airy even on the dullest days. Central location meant we could walk easily to the shops and attractions, yet it was still quiet and undisturbed. Private car parking was a bonus. All in all a lovely cottage - will recommend to friends! Many thanks to the owner.
Lovely location, very quiet even though in the centre of town.
Lovely location, step out the door into one of the most desirable villages in North Wales, walking distance to the local pub and shops. The children enjoyed watching the miniature railway from the rear patio.
Cottage was ideal as we could explore Wales. Enjoyed watching the salmon jumping.
The cottage was wonderful, with easy access to the Snowdonia National Park and with spectacular views. There were many good places to eat at within walking distance or just a short drive away. There were lots of things to do for all ages, it was a perfect break for us.
Very pleasant location. Highly recommended.
Lovely cottage and good position. Children loved the trains.
We enjoyed everything about our holiday. The cottage was lovely, had everything we needed, in a great location. A cosy and warm place to relax and unwind.
We had a smashing week. The cottage was very comfy and relaxing. Everything we could wish for.
Cottage very well positioned in centre of village, and had parking space. Porch/utility for coats and muddy boots. Downstairs of cottage spacious and nicely decorated. Kitchen large and reasonable well equipped. Warm and cosy. Walking distance to train station.
A warm and comfortable base for a weeks walking in Snowdonia with the amenities of Betws-y-Coed on the doorstep. The cottage has everything you need.
The location if the cottage was great! It had everything we needed and was very well presented. We would love to return to Wales and perhaps stay there again. Lovely walks right from the door without having to get in the car and drive. Exceeded my expectations!!!
Liked the closeness to the village but the quiet location. An excellent base for sightseeing the beautiful area of Snowdonia.
The position of this cottage was fantastic and the owner was very helpful. We had a lovely time.
For a train fanatic family the location of the cottage was perfect. Our 3 year old was in ecstasy, Mainline train drivers waved and tooted at him every day. In a lovely setting with plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants within walking distance. Watching the rabbits every morning was an unexpected bonus.
It was a fantastic week and the Cottage and location were just amazing. We met with the owners and everything was first class. We spent all week just watching wildlife and letting the world go by. The best holiday we have had in years, for all the right reasons; it was so homely and it was if it belonged to us! We thank the owners for making our special week very special! We felt and wanted our week to continue, the Cottage and location will get our top marks and we will recommend this property to others.
The cottage was fantastic; cosy, well furnished and well equipped with everything we could possibly have needed. It was in a great location, breath taking views from every window and very handy for our friend who arrived a day later by train! The owner was very helpful and welcoming. We would definitely stay here again as it was excellent value for money.
We had a lovely week at the cottage, it was absolutely delightful. The position was excellent, we went walking every day. Cottage had a really homely feel. Our family had a great half term, we would love to return one day.
This was a lovely cottage in a lovely location with great facilities. There was everything you need and was warm and cosy.
The cottage was very homely and in a very good position for shops and pubs etc. It was lovely, quiet and very spacious inside, with plenty of room for my granddaughter to play. Loved the fact that there is plenty to do around the village without having to drive the car every day.