Y Golchdy

Llanrwst/ Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia National Park

about the property

Luxury Snowdonia holiday lodge cottage on a Country House estate near Betws-y-Coed – certainly one of the finest quality holiday cottages in Snowdonia mountains and North Wales.

  • Selected by the Observer newspaper as the best self-catering for a 'great outdoors' break in Snowdonia!

This former coach house and dairy has been lovingly renovated to a high standard, with original artwork by well-known British artists. Y Golchdy is located on a Snowdonian country house estate with has its own fine restaurant and coffee shop. You have access over the 14 acres of grounds, parkland and victorian kitchen garden. You have a well equipped kitchen yourself...but then just round the corner is the art gallery, coffee shop and restaurant.

Your cottage is just three miles from Betws-Y-Coed (generally considered the heart of the National Park), and close to some breathtaking mountain walks and miles of gorgeous beaches, this makes it the perfect retreat for two as a special romantic getaway.

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latest review

This cottage was superb! Exactly what we were looking for, decorated outstandingly, kitchen well equipped and such friendly owners. Had the warmest of welcomes with complimentary cake from the coffee...

Stacey W, 5 July 2016

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arrival at
depart by
7 nights from
£439.00 (based on two staying)
7 nights up to
£724.00 (based on two staying)
strictly no pets allowed
bed layout
Master Double

facilities at Y Golchdy

wifi broadband available
farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
pub nearby (walkable)
media & technology
television and reception

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in detail


Cottage has electric heating throughout & woodburner.

Ground Floor:

  • Kitchen diner
  • Kitchen area includes electric oven and induction hob, dishwasher, washing machine (dryer available in main house), microwave, fridge, radio
  • High chair, iron & ironing board also provided
  • Living area with CD /DVD player, flatscreen TV
  • Bath with shower over, wash hand basin and loo

First floor:

  • Sitting room
  • King size bed on mezzanine (up a small flight of stairs from sitting room)
  • Wi-fi is not directly available from within the cottage - it is necessary to go to the main house / gallery to pick up a signal as all the walls of the buildings are solid stone.


  • Access over 14 acres of grounds and parkland including a Victorian walled garden lovely restored to it's former glory.
  • Access to the art gallery and coffee shop
  • Plenty of parking

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customer reviews for Y Golchdy

This cottage was superb! Exactly what we were looking for, decorated outstandingly, kitchen well equipped and such friendly owners. Had the warmest of welcomes with complimentary cake from the coffee shop in the country house. Would recommend this as a gorgeous romantic retreat in a great location.

- Stacey W,
5 July 2016

We had a lovely time staying at The Laundry. Everything was lovely from the warm welcome, lovely accommodation and beautiful setting. Thank you!!

- Robin muir ,
13 June 2016

We loved Y Golchdy from the first moments of our welcome from Ralph (the owner) The cottage was welcoming and comfortable. Everything we needed for an enjoyable few days was provided.We'd love to visit again- maybe in Autumn or Winter so we can light the log burning stove! Great place!

- Barbara R,
6 June 2016

This cottage is just fabulous. It is a great place to chill out and relax. It's s very quirky setup with the modern kitchen diner on the lower ground floor, the bathroom on the ground floor and bedroom / Livingroom on the upper floor. The bedroom is on a raised level above the Livingroom and it's very cosy and inimate. The wood burner with a wood burner make the room very warm and you might find you need to open the windows in the evening. No phone or wifi signal so just chill out and enjoy the peace On the site is an art gallery and coffee shop run by the owner Ralph. Well worth a trip. We ate at the lovely Craig-y-Dderwen Riverside Hotel which was fabulous. The staff ( Mostyn) made us feel very special and expect to pay around £60 for dinner for 2 but it is well worth it. It's a short walk ( 3 miles ) into Betws Y Coed Apparently there is a shortcut over a bridge into town that will probably cut off a mile from the journey but we only found out about it after we have walked the 3 miles. You can get the number 19 bus ( from the bus stop just past the train station ) back to your cottage if you don't fancy the walk back.

- Martin V,
4 April 2016

The weather was wet and windy, but Y Golchdy was warm and cosy! We've just returned from a long weekend in this lovely place. On arrival at around 2230 I was surprised to meet Rowland (the owner) who had just lit the fire which was very welcome! Activities involved walking in the Gwydyr forest and playing lots of card and board games - we will definitely return when the weather is better to do more hiking/biking.

- Hannah davies ,
30 November 2015

Cannot recommend Y Golchdy enough. The cottage was a fantastically creative environment for me; so peaceful - especially in the evenings. The large kitchen is excellent and the comfortable upstairs is kept very warm by the wood burner - even in November! One piece of advice to the owners - never install wi fi in the property; its brilliant to have a little peace and quiet once in a while!

- Martin L,
18 November 2015

We had a great time at Y Golchdy. The house has been renovated beautifully and is very comfortable and cosy with everything you could need. There's lots to explore in the area and the countryside is very dramatic. Snowdonia is a very beautiful part of Wales.

- Clare davis ,
1 October 2015

The cottage was absolutely fabulous, very spacious and much larger than the photos suggested. All the facilities were excellent. The location is ideal for touring Snowdonia as it is close to the intersection of the A470 and the A5 with easy access to the Llanberis Pass, the North Wales Coast and the A55 to Holyhead.

- Bernard woodford ,
4 September 2015

This place is a gem. The location is perfect, secluded but near to attractions and a local town (a car is a must). It is beautifully decorated and we were given a warm welcome. Eating outside in the evening sun was so peaceful and relaxing. Then a night in front of the wood burner on the comfy couch, followed by the amazingly comfy bed! Would definitely stay here again xx

- Sarah swift ,
22 August 2015

Lovely Location, very relaxing. The cottage is beautifully done. Next door is a cafe and gallery that is nice to just relax in with a coffee. Definitely recommend

- Duncan H,
17 August 2015
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