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The Pandy House | Luxury Self-Catering | Conwy, Snowdonia

The Pandy House

Rowen, Conwy, Wales, UK

On the western slopes of the Conwy valley, accessed by way of a private bridge crossing the Afon Roe, The Pandy House sits in a world all of its own. If the hills of Snowdonia make your heart sing then this unique retreat will be a real-life utopia for that special family gathering; a perfect cacophony of colour, flamboyance and witty details designed to mirror the kaleidoscopic landscape in which it resides.

Introduction

The Pandy House was built with eccentricity in its bones. The house was once a fulling mill used to cleanse the wool of the sheep that pepper the surrounding mountains and later the home of a stamp collector, his hundreds of stamps purportedly lost in a house fire and last seen billowing out of the chimney like confetti over the hills. In its latest reinvention as a self-catering holiday home, a local family have poured love and creativity into every nook and cranny, daring to go beyond the realms of any interior designer. Encompassing the very essence of Snowdonia, The Pandy House is as elaborate as the valleys, forests, coastline and rivers that  surround it.

Inside

Setting the theme from the outset, psychedelic William Morris wallpaper meets dazzling emerald wall tiles and parquet flooring in the entrance hall, where a vintage luggage trolley invites guests to drop bags at the door and explore. Pull up a bar stool by the kitchen's crittal glass feature wall and admire the swirling mists over Tal y Fan peak, or peruse the artwork of the mysterious Van Cuckoo. Up the stairs and you’ll discover five gloriously eccentric bedrooms. Swans, fish, zebras and birds all dance across the walls, while bumble bee accents nod to the owner’s Mancunian roots and bold florals echo the gardens in summer.

Outside

While undeniably flamboyant, The Pandy House's soul is one of peace. Encircled by a trickling river and backed by woodland protected by Snowdonia National Park, the grounds are a private oasis cut off from the village by a gated drive. Loungers set beneath a sail canopy invite slow weekends entangled in sunbeams, while the summerhouse is armed with arcade games and beanbags for rainy days. Wild swimmers can take a bracing dip in the river and reward themselves with post-swim s’mores around the fire pit. After dark, recline in the hot tub and bask in the glow of the swaying festoon lights as the sun dips behind the mountains. There's no end to the magic.

The Facts

  • SleepsUp to 10 guests (8 adults, 2 children)
    From £3,895 per week, £2,995 per short break
  • Bedrooms and bathroomsThere are four double bedrooms, two boasting super king-size beds (one with an en suite bathroom, the other with an en suite shower room), and two with king-size beds (one with en suite shower room). There is also a bunk bedroom. The family bathroom features a freestanding bath and separate shower, and there are also separate WCs on both the ground and first floors.
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  • FeaturesWood-fired hot tub, summer house games room, outdoor kitchen area
  • PetsOne well-behaved dog is welcome
    Pets are charged at £60 per week or part thereof
  • Arrivals and departuresArrival Day: Friday or MondayArrival Time: 4pmDeparture Time: 10amTimes may vary due to Covid-19 requirements, please refer to your booking.
  • FamilyChildren and babies are very welcome; a cot, highchair and stairgate are provided.
  • PracticalitiesThere is ample parking for four cars at The Pandy House on the driveway. The kitchen features a large American fridge-freezer, wine fridge, microwave combi oven, Nespresso coffee machine, two electric ovens and a five-ring gas hob. There is also a washer, dryer and cleaning products in the stylish utility room, along with extra little toiletries for those forgotten! Whilst the garden is enclosed and has been designed with dogs and children in mind, due to livestock in nearby fields dogs are to be supervised at all times. Please watch children by the water and steer clear of the protected woodland.
  • Homestay includesA luxury welcome hamper of fresh Welsh produce, locally handmade soaps, hand-cut flowers, Sunday papers, a large gas barbecue, Bluetooth speakers, a 65" Smart TV, internet...House book - your property and destination guideDiscover more little luxuries
  • Additional extrasA handpicked selection of unique experiences are available at this property.
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A vintage trolley awaits your holiday luggage in the entrance hall
Tip toe the gardens to discover the hot tub hidden between trees
Cocktails before supper anyone?

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Conwy

Enveloped by lush Welsh countryside and watched over by the mighty mountains of Snowdonia, in the heart of this medieval walled market town hides a 13th-century fairytale castle, picturesque quay and smorgasbord of spots for fine dining.

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Conwy

Getting there

  • On the Map The house enjoys a private location within the pretty Snowdonian village of Rowen, just five miles from Conwy and the north Wales coast.
  • By Car Approximately four and a half hour's drive from Central London.
  • By Train Mainline railway links run from Llandudno Junction direct to London Euston, Cardiff and have frequent services to Manchester Airport.
  • By Air Manchester Airport is around a 60 minute drive from the property with car hire available at the airport.

From the owner

“Our family purchased The Pandy House in a bid to preserve a building we fell in love with when we moved to the village in 2013. We believe it sat and waited for us and we hope that we have shown it the respect it deserves in our renovation.”

From the owner

The Pandy House was an old Welsh wool fulling mill built of local stone from Pen quarry, converted into living accommodation 100 years later in around the 1930s. From the medieval period, the fulling of cloth often was undertaken in a water mill known as a walk or tuck mill or, in Wales, a pandy.

In the cellars of the property there are the small living areas where the workers would have lived. Each has its own tiny fire are there are still some intricate wood carvings that were likely made by the workers. 

As a family we bought the house having fallen in love with it when we moved to Rowen. There was a romance crossing the bridge over the Afon Roe to access it, the constant sound of the river and the birds, the privacy of the building nestled in the overgrown gardens. The neglect of the property meant we could put our personalities and ideas into the design to bring the house back to life. It felt like a rescue mission.

The themes were all very much inspired by the flowers and fauna of Snowdonia National Park and the association with Conwy's nautical heritage. We wanted everything to have the same level of attention to detail whether that be a door handle or a shower head.

The Murphy Family

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Guest Testimonials

The Pandy House is absolutely out of this world. Unique, tasteful, equipped with absolutely everything you could possibly want and more, the location along with the river is charming, the facilities are exceptional and it is set in the most dreamy location. Having a good pub a stone´s throw from it is also a bonus!

Unique extras

Enhance your stay with a unique experience from one of our preferred suppliers. From professional in-house chefs to luxury at-home spa therapists and wine delivered to the door, see what’s on offer for your bespoke escape.

Press

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