Panoramic view of Dwygyfylchi and Conwy Bay, viewed from 5 Cae Glas

5 Cae Glas, Dwygyfylchi, Conwy — Self-catering holiday cottage in North Wales

Sadly, we, the owners, have decided to withdraw this cottage from the holiday rental market. We feel that the holiday rental market in the area has become over-saturated, and the demands of keeping the cottage in good order were becoming somewhat arduous. So we have now set up the cottage for long-term rental, and new permanent occupants will be making their home in the cottage very soon. Accordingly we will be closing down this website and its associated Facebook page on 27 April 2018. Thank you to all our visitors for their lovely comments over the last six years.

This delightful cottage has a magnificent view over Penmaenmawr golf course of the pretty village of Dwygyfylchi, and beyond that to Conwy Bay and the Great Orme. Dwygyfylchi is nestled between the two headlands of Penmaen mawr and Penmaen bach (large stone head and small stone head). The parish of Dwygyfylchi also includes the town of Penmaenmawr and the hamlet of Capelulo. The history of these names is explained in a Penmaenmawr Historical Society Booklet from 1982.

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The cottage has two bedrooms (one double and one twin) and is available for self-catering holiday letting through our exclusive agent. Please go to the Sykes Cottages website <> for availability and booking details. For more information, contact the owners at .

You can also find us on Facebook.

Views of the cottage

The cottage is entered at its rear by a short stairway from the Conway Old Road (Hen Ffordd Conwy).

The kitchen has a six-place oak dining table, fridge freezer, cooker with induction hob, microwave, washing machine, and dishwasher. There is a traditional wood-burning stove. The comfortable lounge has an open living flame effect gas fire, freeview television, and blu-ray player, with a large window framing the spectacular view of Conwy Bay. There is also a furnished attic room that can be used as an additional TV lounge or children's playroom, with a selection of toys and board games. The attic room is reached by a narrow staircase.

The cottage is double glazed throughout, while retaining the neo-Georgian style of the original windows. Free Internet access over WiFi is available.

The local surroundings

Within a mile of the cottage, in the hamlet of Capelulo, are the Fairy Glen Pub, the Austrian Restaurant, and the Bay of Bengal indian restaurant. Below the Bay of Bengal is the Castle Fitness gymnasium and fitness centre. The Gladstone Bar and Grill is in lower Dwygyfylchi, close to the A55. The parish church of St Gwynin is at the centre of Dwygyfylchi.

The Sychnant Pass

Beyond Capelulo, the Conwy Old Road passes through the spectacular Sychnant Pass. The top of the pass is an excellent starting point for walks to Alltwen, Penmaen-Bach, and Conwy Mountain. (There are more pictures at WalkingForum and Geograph.) For more information on the pass, see History Points - The Sychnant Pass, which also includes guides to the Welsh pronunciation of the local place names.

The cottage is immediately below Foel Lûs, which is visible from the kitchen and rear bedroom.

Walking in the district

The Conwy Valley is a marvellous area for hill walking. Here are just a few recommended itineraries:

Local beaches

The cottage is within easy access of numerous beaches:

Dwygyfylchi Beach (1 mile)
is the closest, but is only accessible by foot, by walking across the footbridge over the A55 and the railway. Dogs are allowed anywhere on this beach.
Penmaenmawr Beach (2 miles)
is the closest accessible by car. There is plenty of parking on the promenade. To reach the sandy beach you have to negotiate several metres of large pebbles. There are some dog restrictions here.
Llanfairfechan Beach (4 miles)
is mainly pebbles, but there is a cosy tea-room on the promenade. There are some dog restrictions here.
Conwy Morfa (4 miles)
is a lovely sandy beach accessed over sand dunes with very few pebbles. It is dog-friendly and has easy parking.
Deganwy Beach (7 miles)
is a south-west facing sandy beach on the Conwy estuary. Dogs are allowed here at all times.
Llandudno West Shore (9 miles)
has a children's play area and a model boating pool. Dogs are only allowed at the northern end, near Abbey Road.
Llandudno North Shore (10 miles)
is a traditional seaside beach with promenade, close to central Llandudno. Dogs are only allowed northwest (left) of the pier, and east (right) of the swimming pool.

The beaches at Llanfairfechan, Llandudno West Shore, and Colwyn Bay received the prestigious 2016 Blue Flag award. The beaches at Penmaenmawr, Llandudno North Shore, and Beaumaris received the 2016 Keep Wales Tidy Seaside Awards.

Before taking your dog to the beach, check the beach locations where dogs are restricted in Conwy.

Nearby attractions

The cottage is on an alternative route of the Wales Coast Path. We are four miles from Conwy Castle, nine miles from Llandudno, and eleven miles from Colwyn Bay.

The following are within easy driving distance:

Current events in Conwy are available at Visit Wales (Conwy). There is lots more regional information at the official tourism website for Destination Conwy. For adventure activities, see the Adventure Map.

Getting here

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The full address of the cottage is 5 Cae Glas Crescent, Dwygyfylchi, Penmaenmawr, Conwy, LL34 6SN. It is most easily accessible via the A55 from Chester, but if you are travelling from the south of England, you should also consider travelling on the M54 and the A5 (Telford's Holyhead road), which avoids the frequently-congested Cheshire section of the M6. This route gives you the option of diverting through the scenic Vale of Llangollen, which may only take an additional half an hour (depending on traffic conditions, of course).

To choose the Telford route, travel via the Mile End Roundabout, Morda, Oswestry (SY11 4JA). To divert through Llangollen, set your sat nav device to route you through Corwen (LL21 9EG). If you travel this way you may see several of the octagonal Telford toll houses from the original turnpike, and may glimpse the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct over the River Dee.

The Google Street View of the cottage is currently showing the house next door (No 6) swathed in scaffolding. Be assured that this view is out of date, and that the scaffolding is now removed.

You can also view an interactive map showing marine traffic, and the BBC's travel incidents and traffic cameras map. (The traffic camera nearest to the cottage is at the Puffin Roundabout. The camera at Pen y Clip has a nice view over Penmaenmawr.)


All the major shopping outlets are available in Llandudno, nine miles away. There are Asda and Tesco supermarkets in Llandudno Junction, four miles away. Both of these will deliver to Cae Glas, and so will Waitrose and Sainsbury's.

There are half a dozen free ATM bank machines within four miles.

There are Chinese and pizza takeaways and a chipshop in Penmaenmawr, and an excellent Indian takeaway in Llanfairfechan.

There are branded fast food restaurants (KFC, McDonalds, Pizza Hut) and a Cineworld cinema at Junction Way in Llandudno Junction.

There are premier quality fish-and-chip shops at Enoch's of Llandudno Junction, The Harbour View in Deganwy, Fish Tram Chips in Llandudno, and The Galleon in Rhos-on-Sea.

What our visitors think

Here is a selection of comments from our Visitors Book:

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