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Yr Hen Oriel

(Ref. 1081745)

Llanrug, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "We love this cottage and we will definitely come back."

    Reviewed by Bing5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was perfect for us, thankyou for the welcome gifts which we enjoyed."

    We thought the property was decorated and equipped to a very high standard. Would definitely recommend. Ann & Mark

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2023

  • "Superbly laid out and equipped property."

    Suited our (myself and my son) requirements perfectly and to a high degree of comfort. Yr Hen Oriel is in a private and quiet location which gave us the break we wanted. The separate utility room was a real bonus and added to our relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at your cottage."

    Everything we needed was available. Thanks a lot.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely conversion with lots of character and superbly fitted out to a high standard, very clean and a peaceful location."

    Enjoyed our stay and would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jun 2023

  • "We knew the bathroom layout was quirky but staying as a couple it was fine, I’m not sure though if there were more people."

    Would benefit from towel hooks by the shower. Finally the location was a little hard to find and we didn’t get the same location using the what 3 words provided. These are just minor points as it is gorgeous, really good location with lots to do, brilliant hosts and we had a lovely time, thank you! EV charger really convenient too.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic property all you could ever need, helpful owners, great location so ..."

    Fantastic property all you could ever need, helpful owners, great location so close to all the main attractions in Snowdonia, and within easy reach of Bodnant gardens Plus an electric charge point for EV’s Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent stay - very friendly family."

    The cottage is lovely, just the right size, beautifully furnished and although set within the grounds of their house you are very much separate and left to enjoy your holiday. The surrounding countryside was also a plus for us being from the city - seeing/hearing the wildlife was a treat for the kids. Excellent location for visiting various parts of north wales! Would highly recommend and would definitely return. Thank you :)

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2023

  • "Highly recommend for a relaxing break."

    Lovely cottage in a dream location.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2023

  • "Had a fantastic 3 night stay at Yr Hen Oriel."

    Perfect location within easy reach of Llanberis and the surrounding villages. Beautiful scenery and some excellent driving roads. We stayed here as a base for a track day on Anglesey. The driveway to the property was a little challenging in our car (911 GT3) but with the front axle lift we were able to make it without leaving any of the car behind! The property itself was spotless and had everything you could need for a break. We will be back. Also not mentioned on the overall spec but there is an electric charging point on the property.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2023

  • "Our holiday cottage was excellent and spotlessly clean."

    The owners were welcoming and happy to chat about places to visit, things to do but also allowed us privacy. The cottage was perfectly located for walking/visiting Snowdonia and stunning sunsets from the garden We would definitely return .

    Reviewed by Sara5.0May 2023

  • "We’ve stayed at a lot of different holiday cottages over the years and this is right up there!"

    Beautiful location and standard of home. The owners are very welcoming and friendly, but not in your face. Every possible need is met at this property and most everything seemed new. Beds are very comfy and all very, very clean. All in all an easy 10/10 would definately recommend and very much hope to come back one day.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was literally perfect."

    Beautiful location, lovely inside and it had everything you could possibly need. The home owner met us and gave is a warm welcome. The property itself was literally pristine. Credit where credit is due, a fantastic stay for the family and I.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2023

  • "Our second stay this year and just as perfect."

    This is a fabulous place. A beautiful, peaceful setting and a wonderful property inside. We will definitely be back for a third visit

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2022

  • "Met by the friendly owner on arrival."

    The cottage is just as described, tastefully furnished and lovely and warm in a beautiful setting. Pluses for us were the EV charger, laundry and drying facilities, comfortable beds and good hot showers. Unfortunately we didn't need to use the log burner as we were plenty warm enough.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2022

  • "We could not fault Yr Hen Oriel."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean and equipped to the highest standard. If you want to explore Snowdonia National Park and surrounding area you will not find a better property.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Staying here made for a great weeks holiday."

    The location is wonderful, and cottage lovely with real character. Friendly owners too. More crockery & cutlery would be a good addition to save on dishwasher use. My car is lower than most, which concerned me when accessing the cottage, due to tall grass etc in the middle on small roads etc.

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Aug 2022

  • "A wonderful cottage in a stunning location ."

    The property was immaculate and a lovely host. Would definitely recommend and hopefully we will return.

    Reviewed by Perry5.0Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful hideaway, perfect for relaxing."

    Couldn’t find any fault at all. Owners are very welcoming and friendly, would definitely return and recommend to our friends.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jun 2022

  • "I brought my dad to Ye Hen Oriel for his 84th birthday."

    He loved it. The accommodation is beautiful, just as pictured. Comfortable beds and everything you need for a week away. The cottage is surrounded by trees so you wake up to birdsong and the sounds of nearby sheep, so peaceful. We received a welcome basket on arrival and our host came to check we were OK and settled and to let us know we could get in touch if we needed anything. We were also pleased to find fresh laid eggs we could take for £1 a box if we wanted them. We were lucky with the weather despite the forecast. Snowdonia is lovely with lots to do nearby, we visited some glorious castles and the national slate museum. All in all this was a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2022

  • "A stunning property, immaculately presented, in a beautiful setting."

    We would highly recommend staying here. Lots of things to do in the area. We were made to feel really welcome by the owners.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "Fabulous place."

    We have been staying in self accommodation for over 30 years and this is up there at the top. The position is secluded and rural, look out for the pair of Jays which are flying around. The inside is extremely clean and the fixtures and fittings are top quality, exactly ( if not better) than the website pictures. We will definitely make a return visit.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2022

  • "This cottage is in a convenient location for exploring North Wales and is beautifully clean, cosy and warm."

    Very comfortable beds and we soon got used to having the bathrooms in the bedrooms although that did feel a little odd to start with. On the the down side we found the TV to be too high up on the wall for comfortable viewing. And the cottage would greatly benefit from a better selection of crockery, glasses and cutlery - one of each item per person meant constant washing up!

    Reviewed by Anne4.4Apr 2022

  • "The property is in a fantastic location as a pivot between Caernarfon ( castle caffi’s), Anglesey ( beaches, red squirrels ) and Snowdon ( climbing, kayaking ) and come fully equipped with everything you need for a relaxing and / or active break in North Wales."

    Brilliant hosts too! Hope to come back soon!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "Spent a great week in this lovely, clean, stylish property."

    Great location for exploring Snowdonia and surrounding areas. We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed breakfast on the patio most days in the pretty private garden watching the sheep and recent lambs. Hot tub would be a perfect addition here. The welcome basket was a nice touch and the property has all you need and is very comfortable. Our only suggestion would be an addition of hanging rails in bedrooms as there is nowhere to hang your clothes although plenty of drawers. We would stay again and recommend the property after such a great holiday.

    Reviewed by David4.7Mar 2022

  • "Amazing property in an amazing location."

    Close to local amenities, pubs etc. and close to Llanberis. Looking to book again as we were so impressed. Hopefully we are as lucky with the weather next time!

    Thank you , glad you had an amazing time , we look forward to welcoming you back again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Aimee5.0Mar 2022

  • "Stunning accommodation."

    Extremely clean and comfortable. Great location and near to many attractions. The owners were very welcoming. Only suggestion would be for there to be more cutlery and crockery in the accommodation.

    Thank you for your kind words, we’re glad you enjoyed your stay . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Yr Hen Oriel."

    The weather was pretty dreadful (February during a national storm!) but coming back to the cosy cottage was lovely each day. The wood-burning stove and the under-floor heating made sure we stayed warm. The owners were really friendly and helpful, and were available when we needed them. It is a great location in which to explore Snowdonia. We are a family of 4, and I would say that due to the bathrooms being in the bedrooms, it is probably best for families to stay in. This was perfect for us. We would definitely consider coming back. Thanks so much!

    Thank you , we’re glad you had a wonderful time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had a lovely relaxing break."

    Everything you could have wished for was in the property. The hosts were helpful and friendly and we had a lovely welcoming basket in the property when we arrived. We would certainly stay again and would highly recommend it.

    Thank you , we would gladly welcome you back . Maria & Huw Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jan 2022

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size open plan with en-suite freestanding bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with open plan en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility with washing machine
  • Open plan en-suit for both rooms
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Ceramic hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, wine cooler
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed patio garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.1 miles
  • Llanberis 4 miles, Bethesda 9miles, Caernarfon 4 miles, Betws y coed 21 miles Nearby attractions
  • Note: Electric Car charging point, with an additional charge of £50 payable to the owner

The property

This superbly presented barn conversion enjoys a quiet location within the owner’s grounds, nestled in Ceunant near Llanrug in Gwynedd, Wales.

Yr Hen Oriel boasts a quality finish and is the perfect choice for families and friends looking to escape everyday life, while being within reach of plenty of attractions.

A sumptuous garden encapsulates the property with plenty of off-road parking for you to park your car before stepping inside this charming dwelling.

The open-plan living space boasts high ceilings and exposed walls, originally used as an art gallery for the owners, it now provides a delightful living space, with underfloor heating and a woodburning stove to keep you warm and toasty.

Relax upon the leather sofas while you chat to the designated chef, keeping them company as they become acquainted with the appliances, including an electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and even a wine cooler.

There is also a centre island, providing ample worktop space.

Whisk yourself off to the bedrooms, including the master with king-size bed and en-suite freestanding bath, while the twin offers a contemporary en-suite shower.

Step outside and enjoy a moment within the enclosed garden, offering a patio space with furniture so you can enjoy alfresco dining on a balmy evening.

The little village of Llanrug is perfect for exploring North Wales and its coastline, with two pubs that serve family favourites and pub classics, a lovely deli butchers and convenience stores for picking up fillings for picnics before venturing off to explore or spend a day by the beach.

Those looking to get their steps in will enjoy a stroll over the mountain and stop to take in some breath-taking views before looking towards the Eryri (Snowdonia) Mountain Range and Llyn Padarn.

Alternatively, for those who prefer a more leisurely activity, the Snowdon Mountain Railway runs from Llanberis station and climbs to the summit of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon), so you can experience awe-inspiring panoramic views and visit the UK’s highest visitor centre Hafod Eryri.

There’s plenty of adventure to be had during a stay at Yr Hen Oriel.

Note : This house requests a £150 Good Housekeeping Bond.
Note: This property sleeps four and infants are included in the occupancy.
Note: Electric Car charging point, with an additional charge of £50 payable to the owner.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Llanberis 2 miles; Caernarfon 4 miles; Betws-y-Coed 15 miles.

Llanrug is a small village with two pubs, two shops, a Post Office, a hotel with indoor swimming pool and fitness room, and a 9 hole golf course is nearby. The village is situated in the foothills of the Eryri (Snowdonia) Mountain Range, only 3 miles from famous Llanberis. Dominated by the grandeur of the Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon Massif), Llanberis is flanked by two lakes, Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris, and is one of the most popular mountain tourist centres in the Snowdonia National Park. Llanberis is something of a 'mecca' for walkers and climbers, being the starting point for the ascent of Snowdon - the highest mountain in Wales. The ascent can be made either by train, on the Snowdonia Mountain Railway, or on foot along one of the many routes to the summit. Llanberis boasts excellent places to eat and drink and a great choice of shopping. Just 4 miles from Llanrug, on the coast, is Caernarfon with its magnificent 13th century castle and town walls and close by are National Trust properties at Penrhyn and Plas Newydd and many wonderful beaches.

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Note : This house requests a £150 Good Housekeeping Bond.
Note: This property sleeps four and infants are included in the occupancy.
Note: Friday check in only
Note: Electric Car charging point, with an additional charge of £50 payable to the owner

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season