STAYS WITH STYLE | A Weekend at Tŷ’r Gofalwr The Caretaker’s Cottage, Snowdonia

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Caretaker's Cottage Llanwrst Conway, Under The ThatchThe rear of the Caretaker’s Cottage

Where did we go?

Tŷ’r Gofalwr (Caretaker’s Cottage)

Our stay

Need to know

  • The cottage comfortably sleeps 4 in two large double bedrooms
  • Modern downstairs bathroom and large spacious kitchen
  • Wood burning stove in a spacious living room
  • Stunning period features, antiques, artwork and heaps of personality
  • Located within the grounds of a country house with art gallery and cafe steps away
  • Great location for attractions like Surf Snowdonia, Bounce Below and Aber Falls

Caretaker's Cottage Llanwrst Conway, Under The ThatchThe view from the cottage

The accommodation

This was my second time booking a cottage with Under the Thatch and I found the whole process easy and straight forwad, though with so many quirky and stunning properties on their website, it can be difficult narrowing your choices down!

Inside the Caretaker's Cottage Llanwrst ConwyThe spacious yet cosy living room inside the cottage with beautiful parquet flooring and wood burner

I’d already decided that I wanted to stay in Snowdonia, so my main requirements for a property other than locatoin, was period character and a wood burning stove and the cottage didn’t disappoint. The standard of the interior was truly stunning, from the beautiful William Morris wallpaper to the ecclectic array of artwork throughout, the cottage was perfect with an extremely homely feel that made us feel relaxed and settled the moment we arrived.

Main bedroom upstairsOne of the two large double bedrooms

William Morris Wallpaper

When we arrived we thought the bottle of wine, brownies and flapjacks waiting for us was a lovely touch, and we didn’t waste much time pouring ourselves a glass of wine and drinking a toast.

We planned on self-catering, and the spacious modern kitchen was extremely well equipped allowing us to prepare elaborate meals, and whilst it was just the two of us, catering for more would be a doddle thanks to the generous dining table.

The cottage provided us with not only a very comfortable stay, but the perfect location from which to explore the North Wales area.

Caretaker's Cottage Llanwrst BedroomThe second bedroom

In the area

Whilst in the area we spent some time exploring the charming little town of Llanrwst. I recommend a poke around in Pickwicks Antiques and crossing the bridge to walk over to the park to see the somewhat incongurous modern stone circle.

Aber Fall Circular WalkAber Falls about a 20 minute drive from the property

We also traveled a little further afield for a number of walks, including a 7.42km Aber Falls circular walk, a visit to the Neolithic burial mound at Bryn Celli Ddu and a fabulous day spent at Newborough Warren Nature Researce and Llanddwyn Island on Angelsey.

Cross Statue Landdwyn IslandLlanddwyn Island on Angelsey

As well as countless superb walks, attractions like Surf Snowdonia and Zip World are also close by, making the location of the cottage perfect for exploring North Wales and the Snowdonia region.

The verdict

I found the entire stay faultless, and as is often the case, my only gripe was that the stay wasn’t long enough! We have already made a pact to return to stay at the Caretaker’s Cottage again next year as we’ve never felt quite so at home and comfortable in a holiday let. The area has so much to offer that we’d not hesitate to return and we look forward to doing so, and hopefully staying even longer next time!

I’d recommend booking as early as possible with Under the Thatch as popular properties do get booked up months in advance.

Inside the cottage

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