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“Position of cottage perfect”
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Living Room with underfloor heating and log burner and spectacular views
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Living Room with underfloor heating and log burner and spectacular views
Living Room with underfloor heating and log burner
Separate Dining Room with underfloor heating and views over Ogwen Valley
Compact, fully equipped kitchen
Compact, fully equipped kitchen
First of the double bedrooms, views over the Ogwen Valley
First of the double bedrooms, views over the Ogwen Valley
First of the double bedrooms, views over the Ogwen Valley
2nd double bedroom with views over the valley and countryside
2nd double bedroom with views over the valley and countryside
2nd double bedroom with views over the valley and countryside
Bunk bed room with central heating radiator
Bunk bed room
Large bathroom with WC, sink and bath/shower
Large bathroom with WC, sink and bath/shower
Large bathroom with WC, sink and bath/shower
Large bathroom with WC, sink and bath/shower
Downstairs WC with basin
Outside view of cottage complex - Ty Siabod is on the left
The approach to the cottages - Ty Siabod is on the right
Outside view showing entrance and garden
Views from the cottages
Looking down at the cottages
The approach to the cottages
Another wintry scene
The view from Ty Siabod over the Ogwen Valley
The cottages are set in the most beautiful countryside
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Cottage -
3 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 7
Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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CabDorset
Dorset
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Position of cottage perfect”
Reviewed 21 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Everything has been said before, we had the most lovely time in this beautiful cottage. Position perfect for a relaxing getaway. With so many walks from the door, so car not used. Everything has been thought of with so many extras. Loved being away from the crowds. Had no problems, so we were left alone to enjoy the peace. Weather could have been better, however with the thought of returning to our lovely cosy, warm cottage was all we needed.

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Liked best: Position of cottage
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
23 Oct 2014
Thank you for your lovely review of Ty Siabod. I'm so happy you enjoyed your stay here with us despite the awful weather! Thank you once again and I sincerely hope we have the pleasure of your custom again in the future.
Best wishes, Marilyn
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RussnFaye
Leeds, Yorkshire
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“High in the hills there's a lonely goat and 3 amazing cottages”
Reviewed 6 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014

Had a wonderful week stay at Ty Siabod in a very cosy and modern cottage,tastefully decorated and awesome views for miles into the mountains. Marilyn is the owner and provides all the essentials needed for self catering including a tray of coffee,teas, hot chocolate beverages, fruit cake and welsh cakes plus wood for the living room log burner stove.
Care is needed when driving up to the cottage as the paths and bends are very narrow and steep.

Very close to good pubs, betwys y coed and good cycling routes.

We took our little dog who enjoyed playing in the enclosed garden and her walks up mt Siabod. Thoroughly recommend this place as a retreat and brilliant if you're a rambler.

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Liked best: The property
Liked least: Generators can be a bit noisy outside the property but not mega loud so didn't mind too much
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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Management Response
7 Oct 2014
Thank you for your lovely review, we are so happy that you had an enjoyable stay. We hope to be able to welcome you back in the future.
Best wishes, Marilyn
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TheMezcal...
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfection in holiday cottage form”
Reviewed 2 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

I've been to Snowdonia more times than I can count and stayed in loads of great places, but this is undoubtedly one of the best. My Mum and Dad (both retired), my wife and daughter (4-years old), and my brother and his partner stayed in Ty Siabod in September this year. As it was the first time my parents, my girls and my brother's lady had been to North Wales I wanted it to be special as it's a place I love. The photos on the website, the pre-booking information and the follow-up correspondence all suggested that this would be the case, but the reality was so much better than expected. Firstly, the cottage is in a simply stunning location above Capel Curig on the very slopes of Moel Siabod. The landscape and views are stunning and typically Snowdonian. The cottage itself is immaculate - clean, solid and beautiful inside and out. With 7 of us there wasn't too much spare room, but enough for us to sit and eat together in the dining room or gather around the living room to make plans. The only negative is that the weather was too nice to justify using the woodburner (which, incidentally, is pre-laid and ready to use). And it gets better. Marilyn had stocked the kitchen with provisions including Welsh cakes, fruit bread, biscuits, the and coffee, and even a few lollies for my daughter! If we'd arrived late and were unable to get to a shop that night, we wouldn't have gone hungry! The kitchen isn't huge, but who wants to spend all their time in the kitchen?! We took it in turns to cook or wash up and it all worked brilliantly. Likewise, there is only the one bathroom (but there are two toilets), which means a bit of a queue following a sweaty walk in the mountains. But if you're all friends that's not a big issue either - we had no difficulties at all. But it's the little personal touches that make the real difference. From the hand-written card welcoming us to Ty Siabod to the message on the chalk-board wishing us a good stay, our entire experience made us feel that we were welcome and respected guests, rather than just paying customers. Like I said at the outset, I've stayed in several places in Snowdonia (mostly for my work) but I simply can not recommend this cottage enough. We can't wait to go back. If you're thinking of booking, do it now before the owners wise up, realise just how good their property and service is and put their prices up! You won't regret it.

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Liked best: Umm, everything? The location, the views, the rooms, the friendly owners - the lot,
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
7 Oct 2014
Thank you so much for your wonderfully kind review! I am so glad that you and your family enjoyed yourselves so much during your time here. We really do appreciate the time and effort put in to writing such an indepth review. Thank you once again and I hope we have the pleasure of your custom again in the future.
Best wishes, Marilyn Jones
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winchester
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“excellent, problem with water”
Reviewed 15 September 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We had an excellent stay. Good accommodation and brilliant location; helped by a sunny and rainfree week but I am afraid we can't promise that for everyone. We only lit the woodburner once so didn't nearly get through our first basket of logs.

They brought about 1000 sheep off the hill while we were there; very interesting.

A few negatives so people know in case they matter to them.
- Narrow kitchen awkward for two people to work.
- Dining room separated from kitchen by living room.

Biggest problem for our stay was an issue with the water. The owners are trying to get that fixed so it should be OK in future. For us it meant the shower ran out several times (we are not excessive shower users) and we gave up trying to have a bath; and there was a very noisy pump going a lot of the time and really reverberating through the rooms. I've knocked off one star because that is how it turned out for us; would have been ***** otherwise, and I hope will be again soon.

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Liked best: location
Liked least: water problems (hopefully they are temporary)
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children
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Management Response
16 Sep 2014
First of all may I thank you for your review, I thought it was very kind of you considering the inconvenience caused to you by the problems we were having with the water. Very happy to report that the bore hole pump is being replaced as we speak so no more loud noises from it and no more water shortages! We had a problem with manganese being dragged into the system which completely clogged the pump. The pump therefore was working overtime to compensate. The only way to stop the pump from continuously being on, was to reduce the water pressure, so solving one problem temporarily, caused another. I am so sorry for the major inconvenience this caused for you during your stay. If you would like to book with us anytime in the future, I am more than happy to give you a 50% discount.
Best wishes, Marilyn
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Scrum1932
Rochford, United Kingdom
1 review
“Wonderful mountain side retreat in a spectacular location”
Reviewed 30 May 2014 for a stay in May 2014

This cottage is the nicest and best equipped holiday cottage we have ever stayed in. We stayed in the larger cottage, five of us for two nights then three of us for a further 5 nights. It has been a home from home, the owners have thought of everything you could think of needing in a holiday cottage, and more! The fire laid ready for lighting was especially wonderful, and although it was actually plenty warm enough without we couldn't resist the temptation to light it for one evening!! The kitchen is very well equipped with all the utensils, pots and pans you could need, and in the lounge there are plenty of games in the cupboard, and a large TV too, CD player etc. However none of that was needed as the surroundings provided us with all we needed - the ever changing views of the valley and mountains, and not forgetting the sheep, lambs and rabbits!! The extra WC downstairs was very useful, and the dining room was a nice surprise too, it was very handy after dinner as well for spreading out the maps to plan the next day's activities. On top of all that, the cottages were so very well located, minutes from Betws y Coed and just around the corner from Llanberis and Snowdon, nowhere is too far away, yet the cottages feel nicely away from the buzz of touristy areas. Although they are terraced you wouldn't know you had neighbours due to the thick walls, only occasionally being disturbed by the 'baa' of a sheep. We have had a wonderful time here and are very sad to be leaving our little cottage on the hill! We will be back!!

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Liked best: Everything!!!
Liked least: Having to leave
Travelling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
6 Jun 2014
Thank you so much for your lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your holiday at Ty Siabod. I have already had two further bookings from your family and friends because of your recommendation, so thank you very much!! We hope you welcome you back very soon, thanks again
Marilyn
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