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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "A very comfortable cottage in a lovely village location at the edge of a great mountainous country."

    The weather can be a bit damp but the views are wonderful. Good access to Zip World and snowdonia region.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had an excellent stay."

    The owner is very responsive to queries and quick to come out - we had a stuck bedroom door, he was there within minutes to sort it out. A great base to explore Yr Wyddfa from.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Sep 2023

  • "A wonderful place to sit, look through the window at the stunning views and reflect."

    I would like to thank the owner for his hospitality and courtesy during our stay at his lovely cottage. Plus, the Mountain Water Chinese Takeaway’s food is excellent - well worth a visit. Jan

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is spacious with stunning views of the mountains and a lovely alcove to sit in to enjoy the views as well as very thick seat windowsills in the bedrooms."

    There is every thing you need in terms of cooking utensils, comfy and various seating, outside spaces, and the property is in easy reach of Bangor, Llanberis and Anglesey, so perfect for sightseeing. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone wanting to stay in north Wales. Our group was aged from 6 to 57 and everyone had a good time.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Aug 2023

  • "Cottage was not proper clean and there is only one bathroom for 6 people ..."

    Cottage was not proper clean and there is only one bathroom for 6 people that’s not enough for 6 and also door of bathroom also you can’t close properly and in bathroom no fan for ventilation

    The bathroom door does close properly and I have never heard anyone complaining of the cleanliness of the cottage before. My cleaner does a grand job . The cottage is a three bedroom one bathroom property which is perfectly clear in the description. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Majeebur3.8May 2022

  • "We had a lovely family holiday at Haulfryn, the scenery was outstanding, there wasn't a better and more convenient place to stay for walks and climbing."

    It was right in the centre of the best parts of Snowdonia. The owner was very kind giving us cakes and treats on arrival and the house was lovely and clean with everything to hand. The only drawback is that because of a van parked always at the entrance to the property it was a tight right-angled turn on a very very steep hill into the driveway, sometimes I could only just squeeze round it. The house also, is at the top of a long and very very steep hill, with only room for one lane of cars, and with having to stop often multiple times on the way up and reverse park to let others up or down, so be aware if you are a new or nervous driver. The locals seem to do it all fine, but if you are not used to it, be aware. Not at all the homeowners fault, but it did affect our holiday. One other thing - it only has one toilet in the one bathroom, so if there are 5 or 6 of you staying, it did get difficult. (Especially if you aren't the same family and want to be polite!) This was the main thing that affected us. There was nowhere to go if someone was having a bath etc, and with 5 or 6 people it made it difficult. Other than that, it was a lovely relaxing house and a gorgeous area to stay. All other comforts were made for us and we loved it.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.4Apr 2022

  • "Excellent location for our week, great accommodation and spacious for two families."

    Would highly recommend this place

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is a terrific cottage."

    We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage providing all our basic requirements."

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Aug 2020

  • "This is a great location for Zipworld (Velocity) you can see the start and finish from the windows."

    Close to lots of great walks and places to visit in North Wales. Some modern features some old which we found great. Beds are really comfy and plenty of room in the cottage for 6 people. Well worth seeking out

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Aug 2020

  • "Best place to stay, near to all best attractions."

    House is really neat and tidy.

    Reviewed by Majid5.0Jul 2020

  • "Haulfryn was a delightful cottage with great views of the slate mountain; the pictures do not really do it justice."

    It was extremely clean; spacious and comfortable including the bed! We would recommend it and would book it again if we go to North Wales.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2020

  • "A lovely cosy but spacious cottage obviously a lot of thought and love had been put into converting this house."

    The parking was really good and welcome as it was up a steep hill! The welcome of a fire ready to light and a bottle of red was just what was needed after our foggy journey to Snowdonia.

    Reviewed by Anne-marie5.0Jan 2020

  • "Fantastic location with beautiful views and a short walk in to town where there is a tesco express, various takeaways, a few pubs and range of shops."

    The house has a nice outdoor area, ideal for a BBQ and benefits from off street parking, which is good as the roads are quite narrow and on a steep hill so its good the cars are protected off the road. This is a really comfortable property with plenty of space and it is well furnished for a ‘home-from-home’ feeling. It would be great if a second bathroom was available but the single bathroom within the property has a good size bathtub and a power shower. Also a bonus that is is within walking distance of Zipworld and snowdonia hiking trails.

    Reviewed by Ryan5.0May 2019

  • "We had a lovely family holiday in North Wales."

    Haulfryn was perfectly located for our zipline experience and central to lots of lovely places to visit. Please note- the house is located at the top of a very steep hill but this means that the views are spectacular. Also, the Douglas arms is mentioned on the website however we would not recommend at all. It’s a very small uncomfortable room with no music, atmosphere or heating! The lady behind the bar was nice though. Better to walk slightly further to the other pubs down the road. This would be a lovely property to enjoy anytime of the year with a log burner in the living room and also lovely gardens and views.

    Reviewed by Cerys4.1May 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean, beautiful surroundings."

    We found everything we needed there. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Emilia5.0Mar 2019

  • "More than comfortable Tastefull in decor Would recommend"

    Reviewed by Lee5.0May 2018

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage, in really close proximity to a proper local pub and perfectly placed for our ziplining event!"

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, very warm and ‘felt’ welcoming."

    Clean with good facilities

    Reviewed by Emma4.1Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely, in a good location and the views (when it stopped raining) were stunning."

    However, I would comment that although the cottage sleeps 6 people the "adult bunks" were not really suitable for my 6'3" son and his girlfriend (aged 23 and 24); they did not find them too comfortable and would probably be more suitable for teenagers than adults. Also the bathroom, although very nicely done, was extremely small. Otherwise the facilities were good and we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Julia3.8Mar 2018

  • "This cottage was beautiful!"

    The pictures don't do it justice. And the views are breath taking! There was 6 of us staying and the cottage felt big enough that we didn't 'step on each others toes' The mattress was so comfortable also - better than my own at home! We loved reading the details/history of the cottage from the owner. There was tons of information on how to work everything so we didn't feel the need to contact the owner for any help! Milk, butter, tea and coffee were available on arrival - after a 4hr drive this was a god send! Only thing to note is the entrance to the drive way - 6 adults and a roof box in a Mazda made our car very heavy and we scraped the bottom of the car entering the driveway!! We found it best for everyone (bar driver) to exit the car before entering so the horrible scraping sound didn't occur!

    Reviewed by Toni5.0Mar 2018

  • "The cottage was warm and welcoming when we arrived with milk in the fridge for a cup of tea."

    The location is beautiful and it was a lovely family weekend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Mar 2018

  • "Think the search facility on the website needs improvement."

    Allow multiple criteria to be input and allow the criteria to be retained. Seem to 'lose' the criteria and have to restart the searches currently. Which can be frustrating.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2017

  • "In the info provided would be helpful to mention bringing own dishwasher tablets."

    Could do with some sharp knives too. On the whole, a lovely cottage and really enjoyed our stay

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2017

  • "Excellent location cottage very well appointed and very comfortable making it home from home"

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2016

  • "It was amazing."

    we were delighted about the comfort and the generl atomsphere of the cottage. the standards of comfort and hygiene were high. we would definetrly recommend it to someone else. therefore, the Sykes team were helpful and quick to meet our needs. Mr Roberts, the caretaker is a lovely person who done his utmost to help us

    4.4Aug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Porch/summer room (seats 2).
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Front patio and enclosed rear patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: There is a low rear door
  • Note: This property does not accept more than one booking per week during the Christmas holidays period

The property

A delightful semi-detached cottage situated in an elevated position above the old mining village of Bethesda, bordering the Snowdonia National Park.

At the foothills of the Snowdonia Mountain range, in magnificent North Wales, this splendid cottage has been lovingly restored to provide a warm and welcoming environment in which to holiday.

Haulfryn, (Welsh for sun hill), provides the perfect accommodation for a family or a group of friends looking to explore all that this beautiful region has to offer.

Step inside into the spacious dining area and walk through into the bright and airy sitting room, offering comfy furniture and a warming woodburning stove set in a slate-and-stone surround, ideal for relaxing after a day adventuring along the North Wales coastline.

The modern fitted kitchen benefits from a utility area with washer/dryer and Belfast sink, ideal for storing wellies and walking boots alike.

Upstairs, the three bedrooms have been lovingly furnished with both comfort and convenience in mind: there’s a luxurious king-size double with plug sockets incorporating USB ports, a double and a set of adult bunks, along with a stylish family bathroom.

To the side of the property, there’s off road parking for three cars, plenty of room for all the family, and to the front there is a cheery porch where you can enjoy the morning sunshine with a cup of coffee whilst you admire the dramatic views across the valley to the former Bethesda slate quarries.

Venture outside to the rear of the property and you’ll find nine steps leading to a private enclosed patio.

This spot is a real sun trap where you can make the most of the afternoon sun with a good book and a cup of tea.

Just a ten minute walk will take you into the village of Bethesda where you’ll find a selection of shops, pubs and restaurants spread along the bustling high street.

Closer to home, the Douglas Arms, an award-winning CAMRA listed pub, serves a fine selection of real ales and has a delightful beer garden with views of the mountain range beyond.

For the adrenaline junkies amongst your party, across the valley there’s Zip World, home to Europe’s longest 500ft-high zip line and the stunning coastline of North Wales and Anglesey is only twenty minutes away by car.

With something for everyone, this welcoming cottage is the perfect base from which to indulge in a relaxing and truly memorable holiday.

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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.

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Note: This property does not accept more than one booking per week during the Christmas holidays period

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas