We just arrived home from a week long stay at Ty Isel. We found the cottage to be very comfortable for our family. The paint, furniture, kitchen, bath, floors etc are all new. The place is squeaky clean. The kitchen is well equipped and spacious, and so is the deck in the garden. The setting is quiet and peaceful, with a view of the mountains. We took several nice walks in the hills straight out of the cottage door. We also visited Cum Idwal, Llandberis, Bangor,Conwy Castle and several sites and beaches on Anglesey, all within easy driving distance of the cottage. I highly recommend this cottage!
Bethesda is one of the most unspoilt places in North Wales and this cottage beats all in location and facilities. The owners have very cleverly made a small cottage into a very spacious living area.
If you're looking for a completely restful break in a lovely, quiet Welsh cottage which has kept all its original features but which has been tastefully modernised to a very high standard, look no further. Ty Isel is that place. We thoroughly enjoyed our week there, had some lovely mountain hikes from right outside the cottage, slept so soundly in the very comfortable bed and left completely rested and restored. The owners are a delight and made our stay such a pleasant one. We thoroughly recommend this cottage.
On arrival the cottage had lights on to welcome us along with first night essentials including cake and dog treats. The cottage was very clean, warm and spacious with plenty of room for the dog beds. The shower was lovely and hot, great for when you've climbed a mountain! It is ideally located at the end of a country road with lots of dog walking from the house and amazing views but also within easy reach of Snowdonia, dog friendly beaches, zip world and many more places. The local town is within walking distance and has several different eating options and shops to buy food, drink etc...
This is one of the nicest cottages we have ever stayed in. This was our second stay here for 2 weeks this time. Our two tiny terriers stay with us. As soon as you walk in you feel relaxed, the welcome tray is full of goodies & dog treats plus milk, there is also a basket of wood & things to make your first nights fire with. Situated up the end of a quiet dead end lane, there is no traffic! It is so peaceful. You are literally on the Carnedds, with so many walks from the door you don't have to use your car for as long as your stay is. Plenty of parking for two cars. There are fantastic walks up to Carnedd Llewelyn with stunning views across to the Glyderau & Tryfan, Snowdon peeks through the range. The cottage is decorated beautifully & has a high standard for cleanliness, it is warm & very comfortable, it had everything we needed for a two week stay. The wood burner is efficient and packs out the heat. The bath with a shower is a great place to unwind after a day's hiking plus the underfloor heating is great for those cold days. The balcony is fabulous, a sun trap with great views of the mountains, super sunsets and when we were up there; sitting out on the wooden bench at 4am with a hot toddy watching the moon eclipse. The garden to the back has been left semi wild which we prefer because it attracts so much wildlife & all sorts of birds, to the side there is a walled in lawn and a very useful washing line, The walk into town is down a steep hill with lots of different ways to go & takes us about 15 minutes to the Indian we use, our walk back up takes about 30-40 mins, but we aren't in a hurry and have hiked most of the day. When we are tired we just drive, lots of free parking in town. Bethesda has everything you need , pubs, food shops , takeaways, cafes. Zip world is only down the hill , it's an amazing experience & on the tour up the quarry ( and its high) you can see Ty Isel and the mountains behind the cottage. In the car, ten minutes up the road is another hiking area; lake Idwal, Glyderau, Tryfan, such a stunning area for easy or hard walks, or just sit and watch climbers climb these huge slabs of rock. The cottage is superb and set in a fantastic area, you cannot get better than this!