Cappele Cottage, Betws-y-Coed
One of our more recent ‘dog friendly stays’ was at the rather charming ‘Cappele Cottage, close to Betws-y-Coed, Wales.
We were on the lookout for a 2 bedroom cottage for a weekend away with some friends (and Molly) so that we could go off and experience ‘Bounce Below’, which for any of you that don’t know, is a huge underground trampolining cave located in an old slate mine in the heart of Wales…!
We’ve used Sugar and Loaf Holiday Cottages a fair few times now and they never disappoint, so when we stumbled across Cappele Cottage, which was about a 45 min drive to Bounce Below we decided to get it booked!
If you’ve had a look at the official photos on the Sugar and Loaf site then you’ll see why we booked it…hidden away but with stunning views of the Welsh countryside this cottage was perfect for us for a chilled out weekend away. With a safe and fenced in garden, it was perfect for the dog as well.
As with all Sugar and Loaf cottages, the interior design and decor is really tastefully done, and the rooms are always well equipped (logs, matches and kindling for the fire, washing up and cleaning materials), so on arrival we unpacked, got the fire lit and got our food in the oven (we did a food shop on the way to Wales to save looking for a local supermarket).
One of the bedrooms is an en-suite (this is the room we stayed in), and admittedly it was a bit of a tight squeeze for us once our bags etc were in, but the bed was super comfy and the ensuite felt quite luxurious. Our friends stayed in the other double bedroom which was much more spacious and made use of the seperate ‘family sized’ bathroom.
The lounge and kitchen space are pretty spacious and perfect for 4 people (and a dog!), the kitchen is pretty well equipped for preparing meals at the cottage too!
This cottage from a dog owners perspective is fab for several reasons:
– The floor downstairs is all slate and easily to wipe clean when the dog comes back from long walks with mucky paws!
– There are some lovely walks right from the doorstep (although a lead is vital as many of the surrounding fields are home to livestock)
– There’s loads of space downstairs, by the back door and a utility space for cleaning off, food bowls etc
– The garden is fully fenced off and away from any main roads, so letting the dog out at night for the toilet etc isn’t a worry!
In short, would we recommend this cottage (and more importantly would we return….?) absolutely yes on both accounts!