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Glyder Fach

(Ref. 1084179)

Bangor, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • lovely (5)
  • clean (4)
  • great (4)
  • welcome (4)
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10 Customer Reviews

  • "The owner was very friendly & helpful & left us a Bara Brith ."

    This is Welsh recipe for a tea loaf & is great with a cuppa & very welcome after a day out or to take with your picnic. The property is quirky with great views & a lovely outdoor sitting area. Inside there is everything you need to cook a meal, hot shower comfy bed although it it is quite high. The only drawback were the 2 chairs for sitting as they were quite low but then I do have problems with a bad knee. Overall a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Jul 2023

  • "Ian was a great host made sure you have everything we needed, the place was clean and tidy and provided us with everything we needed for our stay."

    Definitely will return.

    Thank you very much too , you must return in a warmer month and make use of the free paddle boards and kayaks ,or winter if you can brave the lakes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mel5.0May 2023

  • "The shepherd's hut was amazing, cosy and comfy, but also light and airy."

    Clean and well equipped. Soft bed and warm shower. Beautiful location and close to attractions. The owner was an absolute star to us, and we can't wait to go back.

    Thank you very much look forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stacy5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this lovely well appointed shepherds hut, Ian was there to welcome us along with a lovely homemade Welsh cake, the hut was clean and very cosy, close to some lovely places to visit."

    Would definitely recommend going here.

    Thank you very much , glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2022

  • "Great value of money and accessible."

    Reviewed by Nerrisa4.1Sep 2022

  • "Brilliant, peaceful accommodation with fabulous views…."

    owner very helpful and even kindly offered us a lift to Bangor. would highly recommend … great location for snowdonia and the beaches of anglesey. sue

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2022

  • "This is a lovely place to stay: it's in a beautiful area."

    Waking up to the dawn chorus each day was delightfully restful. The hut was clean, cosy and had a good hot shower. We didn't get to meet the owners but hope to the next time we stay.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "Ian was the perfect welcoming host."

    A few small extras such as washing up liquid, a sieve and rolling pin would have given top marks in all categories. The nearest shop is about a mile away It is advisable to have one's own transport rather than depend on the limited bus service which stops neaby. Would happily revisit.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Mar 2022

  • "A very warm welcome from the owner after a somewhat trying day."

    The Bara Brith was a lovely touch. Unfortunately due to the weather we were not able to fully enjoy the location but the facilities within were excellent. Will hopefully visit again. Would have liked the opportunity to say this personally and also we didn't have a pen with us for the guest book.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Oct 2021

  • "I was honoured to be Ian and Mandy's first guest - and the 'Bara Brith' was a delicious welcome surprise!"

    They are lovely hosts - there if you need them but not intrusive. They were also happy to receive advice for making small improvements that would make a stay at Glyder Fach even better than it already was. The shepherds hut was lovely and cosy with an amazing view from the kitchen area. I would highly recommend visiting the beaches on Anglesey, and Snowdonia is spectacular. One piece of advice - take insect repellent - they're not a massive problem but it's worth knowing in advance so the little buggers spoil your holiday (Ian is planning on planting Eucalyptus trees to help ;D)

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2021

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  • Single-storey
  • Open-plan living space with double bed, kitchen, dining area and siting area with electric stove
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Electric central heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave and fridge
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Multi-level garden with lawned area, decking and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note :The WiFI can be temperamental due to the location and the metal hut
  • Note: Though the property is on one level, there are 4 steps between the entrance and the lawned area of the garden
  • Note paddle boards and inflatable kayaks available for free, wetsuits not included
  • Please note: This property may not be suitable for those using public transport.

The property

Tregarth 2.3 miles.

This hidden gem shepherd's hut, Glyder Fach, rests in the idyllic countryside in Glasinfryn on the outskirts of Bangor city centre.

The rural location combined with mountain views from the decking makes the property an ideal base for a couple or solo traveller to enjoy a relaxing break, while amenities can be found in the centre of the city or in one of many delightful locations surrounding the area, such as Anglesey and Caernarfon.

As you arrive at the hut, the tranquillity is immediately present, with countryside views of rolling fields in every direction.

Park your car in one of two off-road spaces and make your way inside to begin your holiday.

Inside, the compact yet well-equipped kitchen offers an electric oven and hob, and many other appliances to assist with you self catering needs.

Rustle up a meal to enjoy at the breakfast bar or outside on the decking while you admire the views, before settling down to watch the TV in the sitting area and rest your feet.

When sleep calls, take advantage of the plush double bed before waking up to a refreshing shower and preparing for another adventurous day.

When you're not soaking up the summer sun in the garden, venture out to explore your surroundings.

Adventure-seekers will not be left short for activities in this wonderful area; the owner kindly offers a rental service for paddle-boarding in the local river and lake, while just a short drive away is the famous Zip World where you can run, jump and leap your way through an array of courses on the site.

Dyffryn Ogwen is also within easy reach and is a walker’s paradise due to the spectacular views and varying walks for many abilities.

Further afield, venture over the Menai Strait to relish in a day on the beautiful Isle of Anglesey, home to the Anglesey Sea Zoo and the magnificent Beaumaris Castle.

Heading back to the mainland, visit the historical town of Conwy, famous for being named a UNESCO World Heritage site for its glorious castle and walls, or into Caernarfon for a leisurely stroll along the seafront with some traditional fish and chips.

Glyder Fach is a lovely retreat, perfect any time of year.

Old School Barns

The Old School Barns offer a pair of delightful ground floor barn conversions located below the owner's home in the pretty hamlet of Glasinfryn, 2 miles from the university town of Bangor, on the North Wales Coast. These comfortably styled ground floor apartments both benefit from doorstep drop off, gently sloping ramps, wide doors and wet room showers to suit the less able bodied. Close to the North Wales coast, you can enjoy walking paths which run past the driveway. These apartments are suitable for a variety of different holiday opportunities from use as a central touring base to explore Anglesey and Snowdonia, or as a peaceful get away from your busy daily life. A footpath leads from the end of the drive to connect up with the North Wales Path for walks into Bangor town, with its historic Pier and high street shops, bars and fantastic restaurants to tease your taste buds. Discounts for Zip World may be available, please check their website or facebook page.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Menai Bridge 2.5 miles; Beaumaris 7 miles; Caernarfon 10 miles; Llanberis 11 miles.

Bangor is a university town on the North Wales coast with a large range of shops, bars and restaurants. It is the main crossing point for the Isle of Anglesey with two road bridges across the Menai Strait. Across the water, the castle and pier at Beaumaris make a lovely day out, or you can catch a boat to enjoy a trip out to Puffin Island. The Anglesey Coastal Path takes in beautiful scenery, and the island is home to many fine beaches including Rhosneigr, Trearddur Bay and Red Wharf Bay. The NT mansion Plas Newydd is on the island, while on the mainland further NT properties can be found including Penrhyn Castle and Bodnant Gardens. The spectacular mountains and lakes of Snowdonia are just a short drive way, with plenty of castles, beaches and other attractions on offer in this wonderful region. Bangor and the Menai Straits really do offer the best of both worlds!

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Please note: This property may not be suitable for those using public transport.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas