Just want to say thanks to Nicky, we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend to others. The house is full of character and the area is serene. Thanks again!
Pont Arenig is in a brilliant location for climbing Snowden and has lots of stunning walks nearby. The pub in Dolwyddelan is friendly and brilliant value with a lovely little garden and the shop always seems to be open and is very well-stocked. Dog friendly accommodation with everything you could possibly need including a brilliant cleaner who was an absolute diamond. Highly recommended.
The setting and location of the house is the unique selling point of the house but nonetheless the property itself was clean, comfortable and adequate for all our needs. The house is set back from the road, giving the impression of seclusion despite being so easily accessible. However it is still easily accessible from the A470 and is only a 5 minute walk to the centre of the village, which boasts a spar shop, two pubs and a railway station.
We went as a group of adults and found the house an excellent base for our adventurous pursuits. We climbed up Moel Siabod (the mountain that fills the view from the lounge) and were rewarded with incredible views over the Snowdon horseshoe, the Valley and even as far as the sea! The house is also just within walking distance from Snowdon itself (be warned it is a very long walk, we left at 6am and we were so tired that we caught the bus back from Pen-Y-Pass!) However, when we went up we were rewarded with even better views over the whole of Snowdonia.
Just 10 minutes down the road is Zip World and the Antur Stiniog mountain bike trails, we tried the Titan zip wire. We took road bikes with us and enjoyed the perfectly smooth roads that follow the valleys in Snowdonia, in particular the steep and long Crimea Pass leading out of the village. We went to the beach at Llandudno but we were unfortunately caught by the rain so saw our sunbathing cut short somewhat!
Other attractions I would recommend include Dolwyddelan Castle which is just a 10 minute walk from the house as well as walking down to the river at the bottom of the fields where there are some of the best skimming stones in the world!
Thank you for the wonderful stay and I will definitely be returning in the future.
A group of us reunited for a week of walking, exploring and adventure. We climbed Moel Siabod and Snowdon as well walks to the castle and nearby routes. We also Cycled to Betws-Y-Coed and cycled to the Zip world centre in Blaenau Ffestiniog, which was amazing!
The weather was pretty good, although we were rained out of our beach trip to llandudno. But a nice place to visit with it only 35 minutes away.
The house itself is spacious and cozy which is just what you need after a days activity! It came with all the utilities and appliances we needed.
Great place, I'd love to go back again!