Bodlondeb Holiday Cottage

Charmingly Restored 17th Century Holiday Cottage In Betws-y-Coed (Sleeps up to 11/12 in 5 bedrooms) #sbs business winner 7-8-2011 selected by Theo Paphitis of Dragons Den

Betws-y-Coed (Pronounced: Bet-tooz-er-koyd. Translated: Sanctuary in the woods) is North Wales' most popular inland resort. Surrounded by dense woodland and magnificent mountain country, this is a haven for walkers, photographers and artists,and the perfect location for that promised romantic break !
At Betws-y-Coed the River Conwy meets its three tributaries flowing from the west, and the beauty of the area is enhanced by cascading waterfalls, river pools and ancient bridges. Most famous of all are the magnificent Swallow Falls, situated where the Llugwy River hurls itself into a spectacular chasm. The village has shops, pubs and places to eat and is home to The Snowdonia National Park Visitor Centre.

The Property: Bodlondeb (Sleeps up to 11/12) (There is a fold-up bed available that can be placed in either bedroom)

The name "Bodlondeb" translates from Welsh to "Peace & Tranquility" in English.
[ It is pronounced Bod-lon-deb ]

"Pentre Felin" translates to Mill Village, we are located next to the former Watermill. It is the original part of Betws-y-Coed before the A5 road was constructed and the later part of the village was developed.

A charming, 17th century, stone built cottage, supremely located in the delightful village of Betws-y-Coed, the property is the oldest house in the village and was a former Coaching Inn known as the Miners Inn.
Bodlondeb also had the first ever telephone exchange in the village.
The House is light and airy throughout and decorated in a traditional style, amid an inviting "home from home" atmosphere.

Bodlondeb will accommodate 11/12 people in comfort and has been sensitively renovated to provide a pleasant bright airy interior while retaining the original character of the house.
The house has been extended to provide 5 double bedrooms with two of them having superb en-suite facilities.

There is a family bathroom, a farmhouse Kitchen with a range cooker, dishwasher, washer/dryer, fridge and freezer and a microwave oven, along with the usual range of small appliances.

The separate dining room off the kitchen has a beamed ceiling and provides seating for eleven so everyone can enjoy a meal together.

The lounge is equipped with comfortable sofas, a TV and DVD player, and a radio and CD player.

There is an Inglenook style stone fireplace with a flame effect electric fire.

The house is centrally heated by a natural gas boiler and radiators

Entrance via the large porch provides a changing and safe storage area for outdoor clothing, boots & backpacks etc, to help our guests make the most of the wonderful outdoor activities within the area.
The porch is equipped with a dehumidifier to dry outdoor clothing etc. & an extra fridge for the wine & beer :o)

Please note that Bodlondeb has a NO SMOKING policy and unfortunately we cannot accommodate pets.

There is an elevated south facing private garden.
A decked area provides seating with panoramic views of the valley and a lawn with flower and shrub borders provides a pleasant outlook.
Relax and enjoy the sunshine after your days activities with a glass of wine and listen to the birds in our peaceful haven.

Discover the famous Pont-y-Pair bridge, spanning the surging waters of the picturesque River Llugwy, just a stone's throw from the property on the quiet B5106 road to Gwydir Castle.
The drive has parking for three or four cars and is only a few minutes walk to the shops, pubs and restaurants in the village,without the need to use a car, just park up, relax and unwind.
N.B Parking: Please reverse on to the drive for safety reasons, so that you leave the drive in a forward direction. 2 cars can park parallel with the cottage and either 1 or 2 cars can park straight on to the front of the garage.
The parking is not ideal but it is the best that we can do, as we are in a conservation area in a national park and we are not permitted to make any changes due to planning constraints.
However, there is free on road parking less than a 1 minute walk around the corner from the cottage, or there is a public car park within a 3 minute walk from the cottage at Pont-y-pair bridge (Fee payable, low cost after and overnight)
Renowned as the "Gateway to Snowdonia", Betws-y-Coed provides excellent mountaineering, mountain biking, canoeing and nature watching opportunities amidst the stunning mountain range that surrounds the area, together with a good choice of shops and pubs. An ideal base for an all year round action packed or restful romantic holiday.
We will look forward to welcoming you to our self catering holiday cottage in Betws y Coed and we will do our utmost to make sure you enjoy your stay with us.

The cottage was the perfect base for our climbing weekend, and for accommodating a mixed group of 11 adults!

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UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP: Many thanks for all your support over the past 8 years.
Please continue to support John,Abigail and Lauren in their new ownership of Bodlondeb, we wish them all the best for the future. Rob & Sue


Reserve your AUTUMN dates early as it is our busiest time of year & the Snowdonia scenery is simply stunning !

SNOWDONIA is the adventure capital of the UK: Surf Snowdonia, Go Below, ZipWorldUK, TreeTopsAdventure, Bounce Below, National White Water Rafting Centre, G-Y-G Karting are all just a short drive from Betws-y-coed.
Snowdon and the mountain railway is just 6 miles away.
Have an action packed holiday or just relax and enjoy the magnificent mountain scenery, crystal clear rivers and beautiful

WE WON! #SBS (Small Business Sunday) 7-8-2011, selected by TheoPaphitis of Dragons Den


We have fully secured dedicated free WiFi available throughout the cottage.
(Acceptable usage policy applies)

We are also listed on Holiday Lettings at : website link.
There is now a facility to book and pay online by debit or credit card.
(N.B the nightly price rates shown on H/Lettings & Trip Adviser only apply to short breaks.They are calculated at 75% of the weekly rate)
We do accept 2 nightly stays, please read the note below the price list.

Make it really special with a group of friends/family and walk or ride up Snowdon. Something you will all remember for the rest of your lives!


2017/18 BOOKINGS , please book early for Spring & Summer to reserve your preferred dates, especially for the bank and school holidays!

We are always pleased to welcome International guests



The optimum time to watch Salmon leaping the falls at Pont-y-Pair is from Mid-JULY through to Oct/Nov after rain.
(Just 80 metres from the cottage)




Short breaks are available and smaller groups accommodated throughout the year by arrangement.
(Group sizes of 6 or under. We can accept bookings for small groups at a 20% discount from the rates quoted on our tariff page, outside of Peak/High Rate Weeks and Bank & School Holidays or at any time on a late deal basis of a period still remaining vacant 7 days before the requested start date of the holiday period.)
Please see our Tariff page for details.

To check the availability of our self catering holiday cottage in Betws-y-Coed please use the Email us link, this will take you to the Enquiry Form. We will normally reply within the hour.
Alternatively, you can telephone John anytime for an immediate response on
+44(0)7971 106 558

Ideal base for mountain biking, walking and geocaching in North Wales

If you want full details of school holiday dates, please use the link below;

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  • From £720 to £1720 Sleeps up to 11/12 in 5 bedrooms
  • Please enquire for late availability, smaller parties welcome.
  • Betws-y-Coed is the Gateway to Snowdonia and home to Britain`s first Artist Colony
  • There are great sporting & cultural events being held in and around Betws-y-coed see below for details!

Grading and Awards

Self Catering


  • Children Welcome
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Groups Welcome
  • Internet Access
  • No Smoking
  • Online Booking Available
  • Private Parking Available
  • Sorry No Pets

Contact Details

Bodlondeb Holiday Cottage

John McEvaddy

Pentre Felin Betws-y-Coed Conwy LL24 0BB United Kingdom

Tel: 07971106558

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