Spacious Cottage in Old Colwyn with Whirlpool, Barbecue & Garden

Ship Inn

2850 ft² Cottage

Overview

12 bedrooms
34 guests max.
Cottage
2850 ft²
7 bathrooms
Pet-friendly

Amenities

Pet-friendly
Dishwasher
Washing machine
TV
WiFi
Fireplace
Microwave
Kitchen
Family-friendly
Grill
Hot tub
Heating
Fridge
DVD player
Parking
Games
Pool table
Patio
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide detector
Detached
Bed linen

What's nearby

550 yd to water

Outdoor

Garden
Description

Cleverly converted from a traditional Victorian town centre inn, this is a stunning holiday property in a fantastic coastal location just 5 minutes' walk from the beach, in the heart of Old Colwyn on the beautiful North Wales coast. Set over 3 floors, The Ship Inn has been designed with clever finishing touches to create a feeling of warmth and intimacy, and the stylish modern furniture allows you to relax and socialise in comfort; ideal for a family celebration or for a group of friends to get together on the North Wales coast. There are a total of twelve bedrooms at this large Welsh cottage, ten of which have king-size beds, which can be converted into twin rooms on request, along with a ground floor twin with adjustable electric beds. The final bedroom is a very large dormitory room that sleeps twelve people with four quality bunk beds, suitable for adults, a 6ft zip/link bed and a further four trundle beds, making it a fantastic room for kids and teenagers! One of the bedrooms has en-suite facilities, plus there are a further six family bathrooms, one of which boasts a luxurious Jacuzzi bath. At this Old Colwyn cottage there are two spacious sitting rooms, both of which have a double sofa bed. The ground floor sitting room boasts a galleried ceiling, a full wall projector TV screen with surround sound for cinema effect, as well as a warming woodburning stove. The first floor sitting room provides a superb area to relax, chat, play on the Wii or watch Sky TV, with sports and movies on offer, whilst relaxing on the comfortable corner sofa which even houses a built in fridge! A games area offers a full-size pool table, whilst the kitchen and dining area is beautifully appointed with a full range of appliances, a large breakfast counter with six bar stools and two large refectory tables. Outside this large holiday home is a patio garden with barbecue facilities, along with a range of shops, bars and restaurants within walking distance. Two miles away is the popular resort of Colwyn Bay, whilst just a little further along the coast are the Victorian town of Llandudno, the Great Orme and the historic Conwy Castle. For the more energetic members of your party, the Snowdonia National Park is on the doorstep with its wide array of outdoor activities including walking, climbing and mountain biking. This is a superb spacious cottage offering the ideal venue for friends and families to get together and enjoy the delights of North Wales all year round.
Old Colwyn is a seaside town located to the east of the larger resort of Colwyn Bay. A wide promenade winds along the sweeping bay from Old Colwyn to Penrhyn Bay, with access to a long coastal cycle track, three miles of safe sandy beaches and the pier and harbour at Rhos-on-Sea. Nearby attractions include the famous Welsh Mountain Zoo, Eirias Park with its leisure facilities, a number of local golf courses, and a selection of restaurants and pubs in both Old Colwyn and Colwyn Bay.

House rules
Pet-friendly
Host
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348 Abergele Road Old Colwyn

LL299LS Colwyn Bay, United Kingdom

5.0
Outstanding
‘We have just returned home from a weekend at the ship celebrating my sons 21st birthday with 30 of our family. What an amazing beautiful house! We had a brilliant time, and the house had everything that we could possibly need for every age. A big thank you to Kerry the housekeeper who was very helpful at the end of the phone at the weekend, and thank you Mark for letting us stay in your gorgeous house! We will be back! From Tracy, Chris and family xxxxx’
Reviewed on 11/03/2018
5.0
Outstanding
‘Returned from a weekend here celebrating our dads 60th, 28 of us in total plus 3 dogs. We expected chaos and bedlam but thanks to the large house we all left with our sanity in tact. The house was well suited for large parties with children and we had a whale of a time exploring the local village. The kids loved the table football and basketball and the adults loved the hidden ping pong tables, large sofas and projector screen! We all slept really well with super comfy beds and well equipped rooms which was a bonus. The whole place is well equipped meaning we had everything we needed, the kitchen and dining room were big enough for us to enjoy some pizza making on the Saturday night, the local takeaways were enjoyed on the Friday evening and were lovely- a special mention to the nearest chip shop which was top notch. My sister did the arranging and communication with the owner and he could not do enough for us, making sure everything was ready and the rooms were set up as we needed. Even rented us an extra high chair! We only had one tiny niggle which would have made life easier for us if the stair gate at the bottom of the stairs locked properly and the door out to the back door corridor closed properly as it was a pain trying to keep dogs in and downstairs and the younger children contained. I bet the owner would have come out and tried to sort this if we’d called him but we certainly weren’t going to interrupt his weekend when we were so happy with the house and in the grand scheme of things it’s insignificant. Already looking for celebrations we can use as an excuse to return, if they’ll have us!’
Reviewed on 26/11/2017
5.0
Outstanding
‘21 adults, 2 babies and 1 dog. Stayed for a weekend to celebrate my husband's 30th. Guests were aged 0-75 and all enjoyed the stay. Lovely location. 20 minute walk to the beach, shops in Colwyn to browse also useful Aldi and Co-op nearby. Great for a party we got a buffet from local cafe/ catering company Country Taste for Saturday night, local takeaways nearby too. Comfy beds, many bathrooms (all clean and working) and a very well equipped kitchen. Washer and dryer was handy with a newborn. Pool table and football table well used as well as board games. People could easily get about fir days out in Colwyn Bay, Snowdonia, Llandudno and a track day at Anglesey Circuit. We only wished we had booked it for a week not just a weekend!’
Reviewed on 07/11/2017
5.0
Outstanding
‘Well stocked, very clean & comfortable accommodation for our annual family get together, 28 people & 2 dogs. great place to have fun & relax. So lovely to be able to play table football, pool, basket ball & table tennis for kids & adults sharing family times and catching up. Plenty of bathrooms and beds very comfy. Co op & Aldi a few steps away if you have forgotten anything! Our 2nd stay at this fabulous place.’
Reviewed on 30/10/2017
5.0
Outstanding
‘We have just returned home from a long weekend at the Ship Inn. 25 of us stayed as part of a yearly get together. The Ship provided everything we could have asked for a stress free and enjoyable trip away. The kitchen was equipped with everything you could possibly need. The pool table was in constant use as was the table tennis table in the out building. The sitting areas were spacious and comfortable for a large group of people and we are planning to return next year. Thank you to the team at the The Ship Inn.’
Reviewed on 18/10/2016
5.0
Outstanding
‘24 of us stayed for a week. The boys aged 3-10 enjoyed sleeping in the dormitory and the adults drew names out of a hat for the lovely room with four poster and ensuite! My husband and i were blessed with it. There is also another large room on the top floor, while the rest are ordinary double rooms, perfectly adequate for sleeping! The kitchen diner works well, with room for our size of group to all sit round the tables. The main sitting area is spacious too, although lacking windows and this is where the projector is for the large screen. The outside area has the potential to be a lovely space with a bit more work. As it is, there are picnic tables and barbecues and we enjoyed being outside together for a couple of meals. There is lots to do close by, and it's great being able to walk to the beach and other pleasant walks. Snowdon is within easy reach too, which makes a change from the seaside.’
Reviewed on 01/09/2016
5.0
Outstanding
‘Celebrated my 50th birthday at this Ship Inn with 30 members of my family ranging from age 4 to age 60. The house is perfect for such an occassion with plenty of space for all. The pool table and table tennis were a hit with everyone and the bunk room was ideal for the children/teenagers in the party. The house was clean and the facilities were spot on. I am sure we will be returning for future family celebrations.’
Reviewed on 01/08/2016
‘The house was so spacious and extremely well equipped, everyone loved it. The location is also excellent with shops, supermarkets, pubs and all manner of takeaways just minutes away.’
Reviewed on 05/12/2015
5.0
Outstanding
‘Where to start? 27 of us from 7 months to 70 and we were all blown away! Kids loved the big dorm (some sleeping was done), we all loved the sky tv and the projector, and the beds were fantastic. Even with this many occupants the house still felt big with loads of space for everyone. Two dishwashers is a genius idea. We had some rain which kept us inside for a while but with the pool table and all the other distractions nobody was short of something to do. We planned a wild west murder mystery for one night and that was great - all the charity shops for miles knew us by name! This is a perfect venue for big families, class touches that make the stay special, but nothing precious that you're afraid to relax and live there. No hesitation in coming back whatsoever, if the Sheriff hasn't caught us by then!’
Reviewed on 04/04/2015
5.0
Outstanding
‘We stayed at the ship for a week 12th Dec for my husbands surprise 40th birthday! I still can't believe we managed to keep it a secret for a year and actually pulled it off to perfection it couldn't have gone any better. My family arrived before us and accessed the ship by code, they were able to decorate the downstairs with photos, banners and balloons which we had arranged to be delivered by Sandra at Clown Around just up the road which is good to know if you want somebody local to deliver balloons and reasonable to. All we needed then was the guest of honour who thought was going away with just me for a quiet romantic weekend in a remote cottage (something we have done before so easy to trick him). I delayed our travel by telling him the cottage had had a power cut and the owner had asked if we could come later and call in the pub he runs to collect the keys. He totally fell for this hook line and sinker and at 7pm we arrived at The Ship! I stopped at the services ten minutes before to make a call to family to get ready as we were nearly there. Outside The Ship he reluctantly wanted to stay in the car and wanted me to run in for the non-existent keys. I had a wobble at this point as I had to get him inside but he didn't want to leave the dog in the car. After a mini disagreement with my defence as I don't like walking in pubs alone he reluctantly got out to come with me. Heart was in my mouth at this point as I encouraged him to push the front door which leads to the main lounge area. Party poppers went off and cheers went up (they had the ligthts off) as he pushed the door open! His first reaction wasn't good as he thought we had walked in on a private event and ruined somebody else's surprise, then the lights went up and he focussed in on the family faces and realised we had got him good and proper, it was brilliant and so glad I did it. He had the most amazing time partying, relaxing watching footy on the humongous projector screen and spending time as a large family. Cannot fault the ship, yes it had a few leaky radiators in a few bathrooms but nothing is perfect and nothing ruined our stay. I was surprised at some of the petty complaints in the guest book as it's over 100 year old probably listed building which has been tastefully upgraded. All the bathrooms were modern and clean, everybody commented how comfortable the beds were, being zip locked beds we expected them not to be but couldn't fault them. The kids loved exploring and we had the most funny murder mystery game on the Saturday which my brother arranged. It is the ideal place to play a murder mystery game as there are so many rooms. The log burner kicks out powerful heat and wall radiators keep you nice and toasty so don't worry about being cold and the lovely down duvets were a hit with many guests vowing to go home and switch to them. The kitchen communal area is just fantastic, very adequately equipped and just a lovely space to be together. We did our own buffet on the Saturday night, both Tesco's and Icelands deliver here which made life easy as I ordered the week before. I could go on and on about the Ship as we had the best time, most of the guests left on the Sunday with a few staying on the rest of the week with us which was nice and chilled. The only negative I have which would improve the Ship is some outdoor lighting at the back door for the smokers and also if you have a dog so you can see where they are doing their business. Mark was great to deal with, and promptly replied if we had any problems, we had slight issue getting the projector to come on it seems to be connected to the light switches but we figured it out. To sum up the Ship Inn is the ultimate venue to be together as a group and we were all ages and everybody had a great time. Thanks Mark for providing a great place to party at a reasonable cost.’
Reviewed on 21/01/2015
5.0
Outstanding
‘This was one of the very few places that we found that could accommodate the number of people we wanted to get together. We had people ranging in age from 1 to 88, with people coming and going during the week. It was excellent for our group. The facilities were spot on, clean comfortable bedrooms, plenty of storage in the kitchen and lots of space for feeding large numbers of people. The large lounge and games were brilliant for the younger ones in the party, while the smaller lounge upstairs provided a quieter area for others. Best of all was the price. When shared out it was extremely good value. The only down side: The distance we had to travel to it! I would thoroughly recommend this place.’
Reviewed on 01/12/2014
‘The property was ideal for a large family gathering. The 2 lounges helped and the pool table was well used. It was lovely to have the internet access as well. There was something for everyone and plenty of space.’
Reviewed on 27/09/2014
‘Its a great property for parties - excellent for large family groups.’
Reviewed on 13/09/2014
5.0
Outstanding
‘Property is ideal for big groups as a party house or for family groups. We are a group of 15 adults and 11 children (ranging from 3 weeks to 7 years!) The property was fantastic as it has lots of room for children to roam and adults to sit and chat. The kitchen was a lovely space and the upstairs lounge was very cosy. The downstairs living space was huge and a bit industrial. The kids loved the games area and the projector for films. All the bathrooms appeared new and very clean. The bedrooms on the 1st and 2nd floor were all lovely, the downstairs rooms were slightly less welcoming (2 by the front door and one off the games area) but were very functional. Mark was really easy to communicate with and phoned to make sure that we were happy when we arrived. Any issues that we had he quickly resolved. The kitchen was missing a few bits (corkscrew being the main issue!) Mark said to get what was needed and settled up with us at the end of the holiday. The tumble dryer didn't work, which with a newborn was a bit of an issue, but once Mark was aware he arranged with the local laundrette to dry it for us at no cost to us. We couldn't have asked for more. It was a great holiday (my son says you will love it!)’
Reviewed on 01/09/2014
‘Lovely area, a great base for exploring Snowdonia and the surrounding area. Plenty of space for big parties so that people could spread out over more than one lounge/social area.’
Reviewed on 09/08/2014
5.0
Outstanding
‘Well equipped, close to shops (including good chippy), friendly & helpful owner. We were looking for a place for up to 30 of us. As it turned out there were only 18 but it would have been ok for 30. We were a mixed group ranging from 4 years to 71 years old. It was great.’
Reviewed on 08/08/2014
‘We liked the space that the property gave us. The town centre location was for us very good, particularly as it was good for food shops, takeaway food shops and just a few minutes walk from the beach. We liked the fact that Old Colwyn is central to several nearby towns so we could visit them without spending a lot of time travelling and it did not cost a lot in fuel. Our grandsons had a marvellous time.’
Reviewed on 07/06/2014
‘Great weather! Great location, something for everyone - pubs, takeaways, shops, nice walks, close beach. Dog friendly property with enclosed garden - make as much noise as you like without disturbing anyone. Loads of bedrooms, comfortable beds, good sized dining space. 2 dishwashers and loads of glasses. The snooker table got lots of use. Good base for Conway, Llandudno and Snowdon.’
Reviewed on 19/04/2014
‘We were a large party of 22 and wanted to be able to get together for meals and evening entertainment. The Ship suited our needs perfectly. The dining area seated up to 24 and the lounge accommodated us all comfortably. There was plenty of crockery, cutlery and drinking glasses. We also loved the feather and down quilts. We had a wonderful time!’
Reviewed on 17/03/2014
5.0
Outstanding
‘Stayed here the weekend with family and friends for my sister hen party, and would defiantly recommend and use again, house has everything you could ask for, beds are so comfy showers fabulous, the quality of the fixtures and fitting are better than most hotels and villas I have stated in, well equipped kitchen, fantastic entertainment media package, fab large open lounge to chill, close to shops and just off the A55 easy to find plenty parking and private outside area and the pool table was a great hit. Thank you so much to Mark the owner and his the house keeper there on the end of the phone / emails for all my questions before we arrived, really are 2 of the nicest people made this part of my organising a dream. I would defiantly recommend this house for a break away it fit all our requirements not one person could fault the house Massive thank you again x’
Reviewed on 09/03/2014
‘We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Ship Inn. It was ideally located for easy access to Llandudno. The house itself was perfect for 27 of us, aged 8 months to 33 years, plenty of space for us all. We loved the fact that we could easily sit and eat at the same time and cook for so many. A wonderful short break!’
Reviewed on 26/02/2014
‘This is a fabulous property for a large group of family or friends. Inside is spacious with a variety of places to sit and talk or to entertain. It's easy to pop to the shops if you forget any supplies. The owner was very accommodating with all the beds and bedding sorted for our group as required. all in all, it is not to be bettered for value.’
Reviewed on 24/02/2014
5.0
Outstanding
‘This is our second visit to the Ship Inn, this time for pre-Christmas celebrations. We are a group of friends with children and I can't rate this place highly enough. The place is big enough for everyone to have their own space but somehow feels intimate. Will definitely return! Loved it x’
Reviewed on 08/01/2014
5.0
Outstanding
‘Booked this property for a birthday celebration. Great location easy for family travelling over from Ireland. Had great communication in advance with the owner who informed me of key collection. Arrived earlier than had thought and the cleaners were still there. They were very welcoming and didn't mind us being there. The lovely lady even gave me a guided tour. The house is amazing. Is has great character and so spacious. We had a party planned for the weekend for over 25 people. The house has been refurbished but not too modernised, it has a homely feel to it. We partied on the Friday and dined on the Saturday. The house has everything you need to cater for these occasions. Highlights: 2 TV rooms - great when 25 people are feeling a bit delicate and need room to chill out. large, spacious kitchen, 2 dish washers, 2 fridge freezers plenty seating The dorm room - loved by the younger members of the party (aged between 16 - 21) Huge master bedroom bagsied by myself and husband during the guided tour. Pool Table and area - we set up a band here and still had room to dance All rooms were spotlessly clean and beds made up. We only had one query over the weekend, which was with the gate. I called the owner, Mark, and he reassured me a repair had been booked and that he was sorry this had not been seen to before we arrived. After a fabulous weekend of partying by Monday we were down to 4 people and the house was the perfect place to spend a week relaxing. The house is within walking distance of all amenities and with a good number of takeaways we had a week of no cooking:) My birthday celebrations were made even better by being here. The Ship Inn is not a hotel its a home from home for large groups to get together and have a great time. We will definitely book here again for our family gatherings and have already recommended the place to others’
Reviewed on 01/11/2013
5.0
Outstanding
‘Just come back from a weekend stay at the Ship Inn, some of my family are taking advantage of the place for longer. The Ship Inn is a converted pub that is now a brilliant place for large groups or extended family to spend time together. the location is wonderful with local walks along the promenade. Also greatly accessible for many local attractions. The property itself has been renovated to a high standard but has kept plenty of the old charm of the building. 2 living room, a huge kitchen and a massive projector wall for the TV meant even in the house we were left with plenty to do. Even better was a pool table which all the lads enjoyed. I cannot rate this place highly enough.’
Reviewed on 08/09/2013
5.0
Outstanding
‘I stayed at this property over New Years and it's fantastic! The property was originally an old pub apparently and has recently been fully refurbished to a high standard. The kitchen is fully equipped and we liked the fact that the downstairs is totally open plan - ideal for larger parties. There are bedrooms and bathrooms on the ground floor for some of our less mobile friends which was fabulous. The kids really enjoyed the "bunk" room and the adults made the most of the snooker table! It's also in a great location, close to Conwy and Colwyn Bay. I have booked to return again later in the year.’
Reviewed on 07/03/2013
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