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Self Catering in Gwynedd - Betws-y-Coed

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Royal Oak Farmhouse
LL24 0AH

Royal Oak Farmhouse, Betws-y-Coed, Gwynedd

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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £439.00

Once used as a watermill, this delightfully-converted property dates back to the 13th Century. Retaining features such as exposed beams and mullion windows, the property is rich in character and offers delightful accommodation at any time of year.

Dating back to the 13th Century, this property was once used as a watermill and still retains its original water-wheel. Situated by a river, this property is brimming with character and has many wonderful features, such as exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace with a wood-burning stove, slate-flooring and dressed stone walls. There are three bedrooms, allowing the property to sleep parties of up to six people. The charming gardens and grounds lead through a local water meadow and down to the river. A tranquil haven for friends or family.


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Dear friends booked a week at the Royal oak farmhouse and watermill.for us all to share.The price was over ?500 in the middle of winter ,certainly not a cheap property. The house and location are amazing. Sadly there was no mention of all the steps within the house .Even the downstairs bedroom had a deep step down into it. .Getting into the dining room and kitchen there were 1 step then 4 steps round a corner and again another step. From the car park was a gate then a long narrow gravel path , totally unsuitable for my wheel chair.There was no mention of the bungalow in the garden about 30 ft. from the house which took away and privacy . We soon realised that the property was up for sale . Maybe that is why it felt so unloved. In all the cottages we have stayed in there is usually a welcoming gift of milk ,cake ,ect .sadly nothing. We even had to request the heating be left on ,it was on a timer of a couple hours morning and again in the evening. THIs was February .Probably in the Summer the house would be wonderful .
Ric B

Fantastic location and surroundings, let down a bit by facilities/instructional information
We stayed at the Farmhouse as a base for a 4 day walking break in North Wales. It took a while to find the farmhouse based on the postcode but, with the help from a local shopkeeper, we managed to find it. The location is perfect, down a quiet side road and then down a short path through the beautiful gardens. The house is a very good size and there is a lot of character. The bedrooms were very comfortable and the bath/shower/toilet facilities were also sound. We most enjoyed the level of privacy and being able to sit in the gardens/walk down to the river/paddle and have a few quiet drinks as a family. The main thing which I would say is that some of the facilities either a) didn't work properly or b) did not have sufficient instructions/information. This included the cooker (3 hobs were virtually inoperable/not hot enough and there was no instruction booklet for the hob), the internet (kept cutting out), the TV in the kitchen (no sound at all despite trying to resolve it), the toaster (had an unusual way of working which took some time to work out - no instructions). There were also some basics lacking - no bin bags, no salt and pepper. There was, however, loads of crockery - plates, dishes, glasses etc. Having said the above, I would recommend the cottage and would stay there again now that I know what quirks there are.
Christopher R

Lovely accommodation in a very special place. The cottage was large enough for all of us, it had a wonderful atmosphere and full of charm. We loved the location, the gardens and the fireplace in the cottage. We would definitely return.
Mrs Laughton

The river at the bottom of the garden was beautiful. The interior d?cor was different and unique. The ground floor bedroom was amazing and all of the furnishings throughout the house were lovely. The house itself is in a brilliant location.
Mrs Osborne

Absolutely beautiful comfortable cottage in a magnificanet setting
What a beautiful cottage! It was soo comfortable and the owners were so very helpful and afforded me the privacy I wanted during my stay, but were also on hand if needed. The cottage is furnished beautifully and I loved lighting the fire in the hearth each night. Excellent facilities and being a foodie I cooked most every night and ate at the grand table in the dining room with candles to boot! Betws-y-Coed is a lovely town and the people are very friendly. Lots of forest walks, a couple of ancient castles with the Tourist Information Centre a stone's throw away there is plenty to do if you so desire. I will definitely be staying there again, in fact it will be a regular yearly holiday destination.
Barbra W



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Double Beds

Twin Beds


Full oil fired central heating with additional heating from open fire in sitting room
Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, colour TV with Sky, video etc
Fuel, power & starter pack for open fire included in rent
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Highchair available
Ample off road parking on drive
Gardens and grounds including water meadow, leading down to river
Garden furniture
Sorry, no smoking and no pets
Shops and pubs 5 mins walk

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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

St Michael's Church, Betws-y-Coed - 0.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Betws-y-Coed, St Mary's Church - 0.2 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Capel Garmon Burial Chamber - 1.9 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Swallow Falls Waterfall - 1.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Conwy Falls - 2.1 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Gwydir Uchaf Chapel - 2.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Gwydir Castle - 2.8 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Bryn-y-Gefeiliau Roman Fort - 3 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Ty Mawr Wybrnant - 3.2 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Dolwyddelan Castle - 5.2 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

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