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Animal Sanctuary Holiday Pen Bryn Twrw - Charity

6 guests · 3 bedrooms · 3 beds · 2 bathrooms

Experience the joy of nature and animals at the Idlewild Animal Sanctuary! Tucked away in the middle of 12 acres, the house on the property is a sanctuary not only for animals but also for people. (We have over 200 rescue animals here! Donkeys, pigs, goats, horses, chickens, sheep and cows). Visit and engage with a variety of abandoned and rescued animals, and maybe even help out during feeding times. Take peaceful walks around our animal fields, enjoy the tranquility of nature and be part of the vital work we do. This property has log burners to keep you cosy and warm during your stay. Please be aware due to the idyllic stone cottage setting the heating is via log burners only. We will provide one bag of logs, but guests will need to supply their own logs. You can either bring them with you, buy locally or from the sanctuary if we have stock onsite and then you can sit back and enjoy the warm glow from the log burners. Extra blankets are also included for those snugly winter months. Staying here also allows you access to the open garden with panoramic views of the Conwy Valley. Oh, and it’s pet-friendly too! (Guests with dogs are required to complete a dog etiquette form to protect our free ranging animals on site and for the hygiene of other guests). There is parking for 1 guest vehicle, due to the Animal Ambulance needing access). Additional vehicles can be parked in the village. As a self-catering cottage, you'll find everything you need for a perfect stay. The kitchen has a fridge, a hob, an oven, a toaster, a kettle, a freezer and a microwave. The cottage is a perfect place to relax and has a television. Discover a different kind of paradise in the heart of nature at the Idlewild Animal Sanctuary. Your visit can make a world of difference! This cottage has 3 bedrooms and can comfortably sleep 6. In the first bedroom, you will find a double bed. In the next bedroom, there is a double bed. The third bedroom contains a double bed. There are 2 bathrooms. The first bathroom has a toilet and sink and a bath with a shower over it. The second bathroom is ensuite, has a toilet and sink and a bath with a shower over it. Although some of our special volunteers with additional needs like autism might find it difficult to interact, they always have the unwavering support of our Sanctuary manager and care coordinator. Linen, towels, essential toiletries, a hair dryer and an iron are all included to make your stay more enjoyable. House Rules: - Check-in time is 3pm and check-out is 9am. - Smoking is not allowed. - There are free parking on premises parking facilities available at the property. - A washing machine is included for your use. - Pets are allowed at the property, max 2 pets. - There is a cleaning fee of £30. BOOKING OPTIONS ARE: Friday: 3 nights (FRI - MON). Friday: 7 nights (FRI - FRI). Monday: 4 nights (MON - FRI) Monday: 7 nights (MON - MON).

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4.6

Excellent

14 verified reviews

Elliott
9 days ago
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5.0

Penelope
3 months ago
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4.5

Great for animal loving children

We had a great time with our grandchildren here. It was a real adventure for them. They loved feeding the goats and seeing all the animals

The approach road is not for the faint hearted, but with it when you get there. The views of Conwy valley are stunning

Jonathan
3 months ago
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4.5

Great location, fantastic animals and amazing staff - highly recommended.

Beautiful location. Really nicely furnished with a well equipped kitchen. Very comfortable beds. The staff and volunteers are amazing and take great pride in making sure that the animals are properly cared for. Louisa and Zoe went out of their way to involve us despite being incredibly busy and they were both so knowledgeable about the animals. The animals are fantastic and provide such good entertainment and memories.

Because the central heating is controlled by the sanctuary manager it was never on, despite it only being 12 degrees which is way below a comfortable temperature. Accessing the property can be a challenge due to the single track roads and one parking space is not ideal for a property for six. Be advised to take wellingtons and waterproof trousers or overalls if you want to get the most out of meeting the animals - it can get very muddy!

Marian
9 months ago
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3.0

IDLEWILD

Beautiful cottage and location.

On several occasions couldn't get in or out as access blocked by staff/visitors parking at the gate entrance/exit. A couple of the staff grumpy and unfriendly. We took our two year old border collie believing we would have acres to walk him in but it was all land for the sanctuary animals. We are both pensioners and like to relax and watch TV but no WiFi connection.

Margaret
9 months ago
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4.5

A very relaxing time in a beautiful location.

Lovely cottage in a great location near Conwy and surrounding areas. In addition to the beaches, walks and the beautiful Conwy valley, it’s also near plenty of golf courses which was greatly appreciated by my adult sons. In addition, It was nice to see such a great sanctuary for animals with a huge range of health problems, ranging from a blind sheep to orphaned birds. Even though the staff of the animal sanctuary were understandably very busy, they were very friendly and helpful.

Asta
11 months ago
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4.5

Stella
11 months ago
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4.5

A different kind of getaway; adorable animals, great staff, cozy property, convenient location

The showaround I booked at our check-in time was very useful and the member of staff who showed us round also helped us with getting the key to the property as I was unable to find the code for the lock box. Great that during the stay we were able to spend as much time as we wanted with the animals and help to feed and take care of them. The cozy property has great views of Conwy River and surrounding countryside. Interesting places are only a short drive away - lots of information leaflets in property to help you. The animals each have their own personalities - a highly recommended stay and not to be missed!

Nothing… but if I have to make a comment, then the TV reception can be a little glitchy depending on the weather but it wasn’t a problem really. No WiFi - so make sure you do all your online research before arriving or have plenty of data, or go off grid!

Jean
1 year ago
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5.0

Amazing

Fantastic place, Ryan was superb who runs it nothing was too much. Would highly recommend if you love animals.

Absolutely nothing

Nicola
1 year ago
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4.5

Wonderful relaxing break

Location was idyllic, beautiful countryside. 10/10 to Ryan and team for the hard work put into caring for all the animals . Loved meeting all the animals and can see they are all loved and cared for . The cottage is lovely and cosy and warm . Our stay consisted of 4 adults and was just perfect.

Not a major issue but no shower in main bathroom just a bath .

Suzanne
1 year ago
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4.5

Restful and very enjoyable

Beautiful location, ideal for animal lovers and walkers. A fabulous group of people doing a wonderful job :)

Natalie
1 year ago
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5.0

We really hope to go again - would love to take members of our wider family.

A really lovely holiday cottage with fantastic views. The cottage was spotless and a lovely mix of traditional and modern. The location on an animal sanctuary was fabulous, we loved getting to know the animals and enjoying their company.

Alison
1 year ago
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5.0

A brilliant stay will definitely go bac

Everyone was so friendly and helpful. It is a really lovely place the accomodation was spotlessly clean very spacious and had two bathrooms.. it has lovely views also..

We loved it all . You need a vehicle to get to the nearest towns as it is quite remote but very peaceful. Your dogs need to be on a lead around the sanctuary.

Julie
1 year ago
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4.5

amazing

very friendly and helpful

Chloe
1 year ago
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5.0

Gorgeous cottage, unique and special surroundings!

Idlewild is a very special place to stay. The gorgeous cottage includes all mod cons, is clean, comfortable and cozy, in a good location, and boasts a spectacular view of the Snowdonia mountain range beyond. But what really sets Idlewild apart is that it is an animal sanctuary. The friendly, welcoming staff do incredible work rescuing, rehabilitating and caring long term for a menagerie of wild and farmyard animals. It was a joy to spend each morning wandering the site, making friends with all the furred and feathered residents and sitting in the cattery, surround by cuddlesome kitties. Not that this made the stay noisy or disrupted - far from it. The whole week was a quiet, relaxing and private experience. When staff are in they are often busy elsewhere on site. Knowing that the money from the cottage rental goes into caring for the animals, as well as the vegan ethos of the organisation were added bonuses to an already magical stay - as was the vegan welcome basket on arrival! We honestly wish we’d never had to leave.

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4.6

Excellent

14 verified reviews

Penelope
3 months ago
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We had a great time with our grandchildren here. It was a real adventure for them. They loved feeding the goats and seeing all the animals

Jonathan
3 months ago
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Beautiful location. Really nicely furnished with a well equipped kitchen. Very comfortable beds. The staff and volunteers are amazing and take great pride in making sure that the animals are properly cared for. Louisa and Zoe went out of their way to involve us despite being incredibly busy and they were both so knowledgeable about the animals. The animals are fantastic and provide such good entertainment and memories.

Marian
9 months ago
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Beautiful cottage and location.

Margaret
9 months ago
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Lovely cottage in a great location near Conwy and surrounding areas. In addition to the beaches, walks and the beautiful Conwy valley, it’s also near plenty of golf courses which was greatly appreciated by my adult sons. In addition, It was nice to see such a great sanctuary for animals with a huge range of health problems, ranging from a blind sheep to orphaned birds. Even though the staff of the animal sanctuary were understandably very busy, they were very friendly and helpful.

Check in: 15:00
Check out: 9:00
No smoking
Pets allowed
Children allowed
Infants allowed
No parties / events allowed
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