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Bryn Derwen

Bethesda near Caernarfon, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 921921)



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  • Sleeps 20

  • Bedrooms 7

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "The house was fantastic- even better in real-life than the pictures."

    It was lovely and clean. The hidden games room was bigger than it looked on the photo - we had a great night playing cards. The pool was lovely. We spent a weekend there and there was no need to go anywhere, the house had all we needed. On the Saturday night, we had an evening dress night with a local chef catering for us who we all thought was fantastic and would highly recommend- Dai Chef- and the dinning room was a beautiful setting. We couldn’t have wished for a nicer place to stay. The kettle did die on us but a new one was swifty delivered to us. We all would highly recommend the house. If we had anything that we could add, we missed having a gas bbq in the outdoor kitchen rather than the charcoal one, just for convenience. The house was a setting for a lovely chilled weekend- the only downside was none of us wanted to leave lol!

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2022

  • "A wonderful stay at Bryn Derwen."

    We booked as a group of 7 couples due to the location which was perfect for climbing Snowdon and for Velocity. The house and gardens are like staying in your own boutique hotel. The sauna, hot tub and pool were a treat. The house was immaculate. You really need longer than 3 days there to fully enjoy the house and to visit surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by ErickaMar 2022

  • "Had a great weekend with the family."

    Clean, great facilities, lovely location. would highly recommend

    Reviewed by BrianFeb 2022

  • "A fantastic place with amazing facilities."

    We had 20 guests all of which had a great stay over 5 nights. We would highly recommend. Lots to do across all ages.

    Reviewed by DarrenFeb 2022

  • "The house was fabulous, just like the last time we came."

    The main feedback I have is the same thing I suggested last time - for a property that sleeps 20 it would be nice to be able to fit 20 around the main dining table. The table is more than big enough, but there aren't enough chairs. Six fold out chairs could be easily stashed in the utility room (or anywhere else, the place is enormous!) and then everyone would be comfortable for big group dinners. Everything else was perfect - immaculately clean and luxurious, comfortable beds, lovely caretaker to show us around, great kitchen facilities. We were disappointed to discover on arrival that the sauna wasn't working but of course we understand that sometimes things go wrong and can't be fixed instantly. The pool and hot tub more than made up for it. THANK YOU for a wonderful stay. We're about to book for next year too.

    Reviewed by RachaelJan 2022

  • "Bryn Derwen was everything we wanted it to be, we booked for a special occasion and we enjoyed every moment."

    The pool, sauna and outside facilities were excellent, the bedrooms comfortable and spacious. It had quirks that you expect from an old house but that only added to the charm.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2021

  • "Me and my family had a brilliant time."

    Beautiful place to stay will book again.

    Reviewed by RazminAug 2021

  • "We were made to feel extremely welcome facilities were fantastic a great manor house and grounds for all the family to relax and enjoy, Gordon was very helpful and considerate of our needs and nothing was to much trouble if we needed anything."

    We would definitely recommend Bryn Derwen to family and friends can't wait to come back.

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2020

  • "The property is brilliant."

    Enough space and plenty to do within the property and perfect location to stay in north wales.

    Reviewed by SabinAug 2020

  • "The Holiday house was excellent with everything we needed."

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2020

  • "This property is outstanding."

    Surpassed all my expectations. Very clean, excellent facilities and the games room hidden behind a bookcase was a fantastic feature. I would highly recommend this property!

    Reviewed by RachelMar 2020

  • "FANTASTIC property."

    Went with 18 friends, and with 6 communal living areas plus oodles of outside space you never feel on top of each other. Swimming pool and hot tub are incredible and were in use most of the weekend. It's like having your own hotel. The photos really don't show the full vastness and comfort of the property, it really is amazing. Only improvement I would suggest is that a house that sleeps 20 should also seat 20 at the dining table. We managed to get the 18 of us round the table by moving the kitchen bench in, but a set of six fold up chairs (could easily be stacked in the utility room) would solve the problem. Other than that, perfection! Thanks for a lovely stay, we are rebooking for next year.

    Reviewed by RachaelFeb 2020

  • "What an amazing place to stay, comfortable living, easy access to all areas, very clean and the groundsman was very polite and helpful."

    The owner Elaine was also very friendly and was always and hand if needed to be contacted. We would 100% recommend this oasis in beautiful wales should you be thinking of somewhere to stay.

    Reviewed by GarethJan 2020

  • "We were absolutely delighted with Bryn Derwen Manor House."

    The photographs on the website do not do the property justice. There was lots of space both indoors and outdoors and the views were amazing. The heated outdoor pool was a big hit with our party, as was the hot tub and the ‘secret’ games room. The property was beautiful and clean. Bedrooms were huge and beds were comfortable. The surrounding grounds were brilliant for the children and dogs to play in. The kitchen was a lovely ‘communal’ area and had ample cookers, crockery and utensils. The wood burner in the conservatory was cosy. The only teeny tiny criticism would be that there was not a brush or dustpan and brush just to tidy up any ‘spillages’. All in all a really beautiful house.

    Reviewed by BevNov 2019

  • "Fantastic house went for my 30th birthday and everyone loved it!"

    Everything of a high quality and we will be going again! So much to do and a huge amount if space for everyone.

    Reviewed by CorinOct 2019

  • "We had an amazing family holiday at Bryn Derwen Manor House."

    The location is beautiful and we couldn’t have asked for better facilities. We highly recommend staying at this property.

    Reviewed by NicolaSep 2019

  • "Everything and more that we needed and expected, we had a family ranging from 1 yr old to an 82 yrs old in a wheelchair it was absolutely amazing , and the views , surrounding area was breathtaking ."

    We all had a fantastic time x

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2019

  • "We had an amazing holiday at Bryn Derwen."

    Everyone was so impressed with the house. would definitely visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by JayneMay 2019

  • "Great place plenty of room Loved the big dining room and kitchen, bedrooms spacious, lounges very confortable, plenty of outdoor spaces foe kids to play."

    Great outdoor kitchen foe bbq,s etc loved rhe hottub. Could not fault it would recommend it to anyone

    Reviewed by NormaMay 2019

  • "We were absolutely blown away by the Manor House in Bethesda."

    It was even better than it looked in the photos. Very high standard of cleanliness, plenty of basics such as loo roll, dishwasher tablets, tea and coffee etc. The groundskeeper who let us in was extremely welcoming and helpful. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2019

  • "Bryn Derwen is stunning; there is so much communal space (indoors and outdoors) that we didn't have enough time to enjoy them all!"

    It is furnished beautifully and spotlessly clean. The owners and Gordon, were fantastic when we had one problem and they even exceeded expectations by going above and beyond. We felt completely at home and would have loved to have stayed longer. Thank you again!

    Reviewed by AliciaMar 2019

  • "The house was just amazing!"

    ! We had such a brilliant time there. Plenty of space for us all and all the bits and pieces we could need to have a wonderful weekend away. The dining room is beautiful and the views spectacular. We were so sad to leave!

    Reviewed by KatieMar 2019

  • "Everything about our stay was fantastic, there was 18 girls that stayed from the ages of 12 to 74 for a HEN DO The house had everything we needed and was very well equipped with some lovely touches the décor was beautiful with wow factors in every room including the secret room xx The house the gardens and the village we soo pretty I can wait to go back !"


    Reviewed by AmandaNov 2018

  • "This house was amazing!"

    There was 18 of us in our family and it provided everything we needed and more. It completely exceeded our expectations - it was very clean, very comfortable. The children loved the secret games room and the hot tub. The barbecue patio area and courtyard were beautiful. The handyman was always on hand whenever we needed as was most helpful. The location was central to all the places we had planned to visit - Zip-world, Snowdonia, beaches and walks. The information booklet was fantastically comprehensive, including some very useful numbers and recommended places to visit. There was also lots of blackberry bushes in the garden, that the children enjoyed eating! We would definitely recommend this house to our friends and family. We made some great memories and didn't want to leave - thank you so much!

    Reviewed by PaddyAug 2018

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  • Seven bedrooms: 2 x first floor super king-size with Jack and Jill en-suite, 2 x first floor super king-size, 1 x ground floor super king-size, 1 x first floor family room with two doubles, 1 x first floor family room with 2 x triple bunks
  • Family bathroom with Jacuzzi, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC. Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Utility
  • Ground floor sitting room with open fire. First floor sitting room
  • Sun room
  • Games room with pool table, dart board, fussball table and blackjack table
  • Snug
  • Outdoot Hot Tub
  • Eco central heating with wood burner
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WIFI, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample parking
  • Enclosed garden with raised terrace and patio with furniture, hot tub, fire pit private heated outdoor swimming pool and Sauna
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 15 mins and pub 2 mins walk
  • Please note: Due to the location of the property, a car is highly recommended
  • Please note: This property does not accept hen, stag or similar

The property

This charming detached manor house is situated in acres of shared grounds, surrounded by woodland in the small town of Bethesda.

Whatever the time of year, this retreat is a breathe of fresh air for families and friends to enjoy.

Wander into the entrance hallway, boasting a twisted staircase and oozing with charm.

A dining area is beautifully decorated and ideal for the whole family to socialise in the evening.

Past the utility and cloakroom, you will be welcomed by a traditionally styled kitchen, home to a dining table and old church pews.

After those home cooked meals, rest in the light and airy sun room, elevated by ceiling beams and a log burner.

Not forgetting the secret bookcase door which leads to a fun-filled games room!

A sitting room is perfect for relaxing in the evening, next to an open fire, with plenty of room to play those family board games.

For an extra touch, a snug boasts a corner sofa so you can escape into your own world amongst the peace and quiet.

On this floor you will also find a super king-size bedroom and a well appointed shower room.

With more to see, the first floor hosts four well presented super king-size bedrooms; two complete with an en-suite.

You will be spoilt for choice, with each room equally promising a peaceful nights sleep.

If you are looking for somewhere to house the children, a family room holds two double beds, and another boasts triple bunks for your convenience.

A stunning family bathroom is tied together with a Jacuzzi and exposed beams for all to benefit from.

Finally, the gallery style lounge overlooks the kitchen below and is a signature feature of the cottage, with a games console for the kids to play.

On a free afternoon you can make the most of the enclosed garden, where you can cosy up by the fire pit and enjoy the rural location or relax in the hot tub.

The village of Bethesda offers a selection of shops and amenities, in particular a number of chapels and pubs.

The beautiful mountainous scenery of Snowdonia border the village and Capel Curig, just ten miles away, is a popular centre for walking, climbing and mountain biking.

There is much to explore in and around this picturesque location.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 921922 & 1020489, together they can sleep up to 36 people.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Bangor 6 miles; Caernarfon 10 miles.

Bethesda is a small town settled beside the River Ogwen in North Wales. Situated on the A5 between Bangor and the Snowdonia National Park, Bethesda was once a busy slate quarrying town and nowadays offers a good selection of shops and other amenities, in particular a number of chapels and pubs. The beautiful mountainous scenery of Snowdonia borders Bethesda, with the Lôn Las Ogwen cycling and walking paths skirting past. For the more adventurous, why not visit Zip World in Bethesda which is known for having Europe’s fastest and longest zip line. Capel Curig, just ten miles away, is a popular centre for walking, climbing and mountain biking, whilst Llanberis is situated at the foot of Mount Snowdon and is home to the Snowdon Mountain Railway and the National Slate Museum. Cwm Idwal is also a wonderful spot to visit, situated in northern Snowdonia – Darwin came to study the area and found tiny fossils of oceanic plant life and sea creatures in the boulders and rocks. The coastal town of Caernarfon is just a short drive away as is the beautiful Isle of Anglesey and the Anglesey Coastal Path. Visitors to the area can also explore the castles of Caernarfon and Beaumaris and the NT stately homes of Penrhyn Castle and Plas Newydd Country House and Gardens. Spend the day at one of the many traditional seaside resorts, or discover the isolated, hidden beaches on Anglesey, much of which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. With spectacular scenery on the doorstep, wonderful wildlife with buzzards soaring overhead and the occasional Peregrine Falcon to be seen, and many exciting outdoor adventures to discover nearby, Bethesda is superbly located for enjoying both the coast and the countryside of stunning North Wales.

Region Information

Please note: This property does not accept hen, stag or similar

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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