At-a-glance details

  • Guests 6
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 5 What's this?
  • Reference 008048

About Cymryd

Stay at this wisteria-clad Grade II listed building with its spectacular garden and fascinating history close to Conwy and you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time.

Garden and history lovers will be spoiled here - enchanted by the amazing gardens, and blown away with the history of this wonderful building, which stretches back to the 15th century. Soak up the exposed beams, wood panelled walls and flagstone floors as well as antique pieces of furniture. It’s a great base for groups of friends or families with older children, but due to the historic significance of the building its unfortunately not suitable for children under 12.

Once you’ve opened the front door, you’ll feel how special this place really is, and with all the different levels you’ll really appreciate its history too. On the ground floor, there’s a bathroom and utility room on one level and the large kitchen with a Victorian quarry tile floor, wooden worktops and a beautiful stone fireplace. A small step from the kitchen takes you into another corridor and pantry. On the left you’ll find the oldest part of the cottage, a large dining hall, where there’s another step change upwards towards the living area, and a few further steps takes you to the single bedroom on the ground floor. Up the very steep wooden stairs, there’s a single bedroom, a twin bedroom under the rafters where low beams criss-cross, and the master bedroom. Outside, the courtyard with a table and chairs is spot on if you’re planning any al-fresco dining, and in case you’re caught short there’s a ty bach (outside toilet) too. The gorgeous garden is an absolute gem with well-manicured lawns and flower beds bursting with colour.

When you stay at Cymryd, then the bustling town of Conwy is on your doorstep waiting to be explored. Conwy is a World Heritage Site with an imposing castle, and a range of shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs set in the quaint little town, where you'll also find Britain’s smallest house and Thomas Telford’s Grade I listed suspension bridge. For such a small place, there’s lots to discover. Nature lovers will be happy too, as the cottage sits on the Conwy RSPB nature reserve, a wetland on the Conwy estuary home to a host of migratory birds who visit during the year, so it's a great spot for bird-watching.

You could head out from the cottage to visit National Trust places like Bodnant Gardens, Penrhyn Castle or Plas Newydd House and Gardens. You’re also close to the coast with the sandy beach at Barmouth if you fancy a paddle or watching the sun set over Cardigan Bay. If beaches aren’t your thing, then slate mines and a variety of restored railway lines pepper the landscape. The fantasy town of Portmeirion is also worth a trip out and only around an hour from the cottage. You’ll also find Conwy and Anglesey steeped in history irresistible if you fancy exploring. When you stay with us, the funds from your holiday go towards caring for special landscapes and places, like the Snowdonia landscape and its wildlife.

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Preferred changeover day
  • Selected dates
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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer available
  • Dishwasher available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Kitchen, utility, dining room, sitting room, single bedroom, bathroom and WC in outside courtyard.

  • First floor

    Single bedroom, twin bedroom and master double bedroom.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

The cottage is on differing levels with steps between most rooms, some low beams and sometimes over exposed door frames on both the ground floor and first floor. Due to the nature of the building, the cottage is not suitable for children under 12.

The cottage is located on a 2 mile single lane track.

Garden: The cottage is set in amazing grounds with extremely well-manicured lawns and wonderful flower beds.

The gardener tends to the garden on Fridays.



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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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