Crow Crag

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Property Amenities

Pets allowed
Working fireplace
Heating

Babies & Toddlers

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Things to Do

Rural Location
Walking/Hiking paths
Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
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Overview of Crow Crag

What Oliver loves…

  • Have the Withnail & I experience in a carbon copy of the house used in the film! Jump in your clapped out motor and escape the city for a few days. Hopefully you will avoid Uncle Monty, tedium, terrifying locals and torrential rain!
  • This traditional Welsh long-house was a ruin for over 40 years before being bought and restored by the current owner's family - previously occupied by a family of barn owls whose descendants still use the sheep shed!
  • The history in these stone walls which used to house a dairy, calfing shed and stable!
  • The magnificent views of Snowdon Range
  • Watching the spring lambs bounce around the farm next door

What you should know…

  • There is no internet at Crow Crag 
  • Mobile phone coverage: good service from Vodafone, Three and Orange, but none at all from EE (you will definitely want to check if your service provider has coverage around LL24 0LT)
  • The third bedroom is quite snug so may be better suited to children
  • No good for anyone in a wheelchair as the internal doors are narrow with steps and stairs leading to the bedrooms
  • Not ideal for anyone too elderly or infirm, although there are handrails in key places

        This 3-bedroom, 17th century longhouse is set within two working hill farms, overlooking the Snowdon mountain range. Set back from a country road, the history at this peaceful retreat is palpable, with its gnarled oak doorway, and dry stone walls. The cosy living area features a nice big fireplace with a large log burning stove to keep the place toasty in those cooler months. The kitchen and pantry are converted calving sheds, the dining room used to be the dairy and right at the back you’ll find the WC in the boot room…which was previously the stable!

        Up on the first floor (previously the hayloft) are three bedrooms and a bathroom which will sleep 6 adults, however, one bedroom is quite small so may be more comfortable for the little ones. Outside, the yard by the log shed is the perfect place to enjoy the afternoon sun, as the stone wall absorbs the warmth throughout the day and serves as a natural radiator. Sitting there, back against the warm wall with views across Snowdon and her sisters is truly magical. 

        Interior & Grounds

        Ground Floor
        - Living room with working fireplace
        - Kitchen with a small table and french dresser
        - Dining room with wooden dinning table and seating for 6
        - Cloackroom

        First Floor
        - Bedroom 1: A double bed
        - Bedroom 2 : A twin bedroom with 2 single beds
        - Bedroom 3: A twin bedroom  with 2 single beds
        - Family bathroom with bath tub, sink and WC

        Amenities
        - Heating
        - Parking
        - Fireplace
        - Iron
        - Hairdryer

        Map, Location & Local Information

        There is an abundance of outdoor activities to enjoy in this area with Snowdonia on your doorstep. Hikers, bikers, birders and anglers will all be delighted by what’s on offer. Alternatively, for those who just want to sit back and put their feet up the peaceful surrounds and idyllic scenery is ideal for the readers, painters, sewers and daydreamers. 

        Conwy itself has plenty of sites worth a visit including Conwy Castle, the smallest house in Britain and Bodnant Gardens.   

        The public transport is lacking in this area so we definitely recommend hiring a car to get the most out of your holiday.  

        Local Amenities
        Nearest Airport Anglesey

        (60 km)

        Nearest Train Station Llanrwst

        (14 km)

        Nearest Village Pentrefoelas

        (2.4 km)

        Nearest Town/City Llanrwst

        (14 km)

        Nearest Restaurant Voelas Arms

        (3.2 km)

        Nearest Bar/Pub Voelas Arms

        (3.2 km)

        Nearest Shop Pentrefoelas

        (2.4 km)

        Nearest Supermarket SPAR Llanrwst

        (13.8 km)

        The Region

        While the image of lush valleys and a laid-back lifestyle are right at the heart of a holiday in Wales, don’t think stunning landscapes and a bit of relaxation are the only thing on offer in this beautiful country. Don’t believe us?

        Check out our Wales travel guide – it’s full of handy hints, travel ideas and great stuff for families and groups of friends to do.

        Download our Wales Travel Guide >>

        Catering & Services

        At Oliver’s Travels we pride ourselves on going that little bit further for our guests.  If there is anything you would like to arrange for your stay, please contact the Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team who will be happy to help. We can usually help you arrange any of the following:

         - Cook/catering
         - Maid service/extra cleaning
         - Local day-trips or tours
         - Airport pick-up/drop-off
         - Babysitting service
         - Welcome hamper/pre-stocked fridge

        This is by no means an exhaustive list, so please just contact Oliver’s VIP Concierge Team to help you arrange any of those little extras that can really make the difference.

        Enjoy gourmet dining experiences with our new Chef Service!
        We’re now offering our customers the chance to enjoy some unforgettable eats with our new Chef Service! Choose from booking a single sumptuous meal with a private chef for that special occasion, or hire a chef to cook your meals for all or part of your holiday - it’s as flexible as it is delicious.

        A) Single Meal Service: A chef will travel to this villa and whip up a fantastic meal for you and your guests. The chef will arrive with all the necessary ingredients as well as the talent to turn them into something unforgettable. They’ll serve the meal and clear up afterwards - an easy and entertaining way to enjoy a top quality meal in your very own villa!

        B) Full Chef Service: If you really want to kick back and relax, we can arrange for a chef to cater for the duration of your holiday (or part of it). With a range of options from simple family catering to full-on haute cuisine, we can organise a meal plan and a price to suit your needs. So why worry about self-catering when you can have everything taken care of?

        Of course, before booking this service, we suggest you contact the property owner as they might already offer a similar cook or chef service in-house. To find out more simply visit www.oliverstravels.com/chefs.

        Terms & Conditions

        Security deposit £250 Arrival time 3:00pm
        Departure time 12:00pm Energy costs included? Yes
        Linen & towels included? Yes Pets welcome? Yes
        End of stay cleaning included? Yes Smoking Allowed? Outside only
        Other Ts and Cs Laundry. If there are more than 2 guests staying, there will be an additional £10 per person per stay charge for the additional laundry

        Pets: dogs are most welcome provided they are obedient, house-trained, and do not chase sheep or cattle. If you are not sure how 'livestock-proof' your dog is, please keep him or her on a lead near sheep or cattle, especially during the birthing period (March-May) when sheep are either heavily pregnant or looking after young lambs. There are public footpaths all around us but most of them go through fields that may have livestock in. Please note that under UK law, farmers have the right to shoot dogs that disturb livestock. We would hate to ban dogs from Crow Crag as they do love being there, but we also cannot undermine the livelihood of our kindly neighbours. Hill farmers already find it hard enough making a decent living. So please take care. And kindly keep pets off the furniture.

        Gates: please be sure to close any gates you open, including the two you go through to get to the house.

        Rubbish: Please ensure that you put your household rubbish in the green bin located at the junction of the farm track and the B5113 Nebo road (see map in manual at the house) and deposit recyclables (glass, tins, paper, plastic) in the Pentrefoelas car park beside the tea room. Alternatively, we can deduct £20 from your deposit to remove any rubbish left behind.

        Kids

        Best Suited For: All Ages

        Baby and Toddler Equipment
        Kids Activities Close-by
        Cot(s)
        Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
        Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities
        Baby and Toddler Equipment
        Kids Activities Close-by
        Onsite Facilities
        Services Available
        Cot(s)
        Lots to see: Outstanding landscapes
        Lots to do: Outdoor pursuit & activities

        Reviews for Crow Crag

        Crow Crag Reviews


        • Live like a local!

          Created on 24/06/2017

          Lovely stay – it was surprisingly great to have no internet access at the cottage. As it gave us an opportunity to really relax and unwind.

        • Absolutely beautiful

          Posted by Amie R on 11/06/2017

          We stayed here for 4 nights and thoroughly enjoyed it, stunning little cottage plenty of room for the kids and dogs, beautiful scenery! Will be back next year!

        • Wonderful cottage

          Created on 22/04/2017

          Charming cottage filled with fascinating historical artefact. The cottage is so secluded we had a lovely stay.

        Rental Rates

        Prices below are based on an occupancy of 6 people.

        Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
        July 20th 2017 - September 5th 2017 - - £786.04
        September 5th 2017 - December 15th 2017 - £325.25 £672.20
        December 15th 2017 - January 1st 2018 - - £824.00
        January 1st 2018 - February 28th 2018 - £325.25 £672.20
        February 28th 2018 - May 31st 2018 - £346.94 £710.15
        May 31st 2018 - September 4th 2018 - - £786.04
        September 4th 2018 - December 14th 2018 - £325.25 £672.20
        December 14th 2018 - January 21st 2019 - - £824.00

        Prices below are based on an occupancy of 6 people.

        Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
        July 20th 2017 - September 5th 2017 - - €854.27
        September 5th 2017 - December 15th 2017 - €353.48 €730.55
        December 15th 2017 - January 1st 2018 - - €895.52
        January 1st 2018 - February 28th 2018 - €353.48 €730.55
        February 28th 2018 - May 31st 2018 - €377.06 €771.79
        May 31st 2018 - September 4th 2018 - - €854.27
        September 4th 2018 - December 14th 2018 - €353.48 €730.55
        December 14th 2018 - January 21st 2019 - - €895.52

        Prices below are based on an occupancy of 6 people.

        Rental period 2 Nights 3 Nights Weekly
        July 20th 2017 - September 5th 2017 - - $984.86
        September 5th 2017 - December 15th 2017 - $407.51 $842.23
        December 15th 2017 - January 1st 2018 - - $1,032.42
        January 1st 2018 - February 28th 2018 - $407.51 $842.23
        February 28th 2018 - May 31st 2018 - $434.70 $889.77
        May 31st 2018 - September 4th 2018 - - $984.86
        September 4th 2018 - December 14th 2018 - $407.51 $842.23
        December 14th 2018 - January 21st 2019 - - $1,032.42

        Owner Profile

        How long have you owned the property?
        Since 1987. It took a year to renovate from ruins. 

        What was it about the property that you first fell in love with?
        Its stunning location and views, the fact that it was a traditional Welsh long-house with all the history and land association that implies. 

        Are there any interesting stories in its history?
        It would have been a small farm holding in its past although the house itself, being a 2-up, 2-down, suggests it was relatively prosperous (many traditional longhouses were only 1-up, 1-down). The original cowbyre, calf shed and stable, as well as the haylofts, have been incorporated into the renovated house.   

        For anyone coming to stay is there anything in the surrounding area they should...
        Really do?
        Walk, bird-watch, explore the countryside.  
        Really eat? Bara Brith (Welsh raisin bread); Welsh cakes; Welsh lava biscuits (the lava is actually seaweed)
        Really see? Bodnant garden? The National Slate mine? 

        Lastly, what insider tip would you pass on about the property or the area? 
        Be prepared for any worries or problems to diminish to the point of vanishing. Expect rain and be thrilled by brilliant days of sunshine. Expect to slow down. Bring binoculars, sturdy outdoor footwear and a waterproof jacket. Also warmer clothes that you might expect. It is over 1,000 feet up and the air, especially at night, is cooler. 

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