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Ffynnon Bach

Deiniolen, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1014134)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Amazing Awesome fantastic brillant simply Beautiful See you soon."


    Reviewed by AnkarDec 2021

  • "We had a great time, cottage was lovely and clean, flowers and a bottle of wine on arrival, we will definitely be returning."

    Reviewed by RonNov 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful, spotless clean , very well equipped, surroundings stunning, Sharon the host made you feel very welcome, and gave us a bottle of wine, milk in the fridge on arrival, and beautiful flowers in the cottage, a wonderful holiday had by all."

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with a well laid out open plan kitchen and lounge."

    Bedrooms are comfortable and main bedroom has a second tv. Helpful and friendly owners. Dogs welcome, although the garden is separate to the cottage and small dogs would be able to get out so had to keep ours on the lead. Location is centrally located for easy access to all of Snowdonia areas. A wonderful stay here.

    Reviewed by FionaAug 2021

  • "Cottage is very comfortable , contemporary and set in wonderful settings of North Wales with breathtaking views."

    There are lots of ponies on the farm. Sharon and Murray are wonderful and friendly hosts. Looking at our daughters interest, Sharon also offered her an opportunity for Pony ride and to feed them. Thanks to Jessica for the ride. Cottage is well located to visit Llanberis , places in the National park and also costal towns within easy drive. There are some lovely walks / hikes around too . We had fabulous week long stay and would certainly look to return.

    Reviewed by AdarshJul 2021

  • "The property was lovely, the flowers, milk and wine on arrival was a nice touch."

    The owners were very friendly, we had the added bonus of seeing the lovely ponies in the surrounding fields. Its also a great base just to walk out from.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2021

  • "Our week away was perfect, the location is excellent for short trips by car to many sought after locations."

    The owners are very welcoming and made us and our pooch feel at home. The cottage is spacious, clean, comfortable, well equipped and the log burner was just what we needed after long walks. We would 100% recommend and would love to return in the future. Thank you!

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2021

  • "Lovely warm welcome from our host, Sharon."

    The cottage was set in a beautiful location with brilliant views of the mountains. A short drive from Llanberis, It was very well equipped. I'd asked if a coffee maker was available for use when phoning the week before. The owner said no, but bought a new cafetiere for our use. It was this and other kind touches such as fresh flowers and a bottle of wine on our arrival that helped make our stay special. The beds were comfy and the shower was amazing. We wouldn't hesitate to stay again should we be back in the area in the future.

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2021

  • "Beautiful location, ideal for the mountains and touring North Wales."

    Very friendly welcome from Sharon and a bottle of wine, it’s the little things!! Amazing sunsets and Mountain moodiness. We will be back.

    Reviewed by CliveOct 2020

  • "The cottage was far above our expectations, it had so much stuff to cook with and great TV, comfort chairs, beds and fantastic shower."

    Sharon and her husband where very friendly.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2020

  • "Really fantastic little cottage, a little out of the way but perfect if you want a peaceful, relaxing stay in Wales."

    Everything was clean and tidy and the cottage was spacious and welcoming. Could not have asked for better.

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2020

  • "Absolutely amazing cottage!"

    !!! They had thought of everything to make our stay comfortable. Even put a small bottle of milk in the fridge. Close to most tourist attractions with some amazing views and beautiful sunsets on offer. Can not one bad thing we will definitely be going back to this cottage.

    Reviewed by NatashaAug 2020

  • "Fabulous property, very modern but retaining the natural surroundings of the lovely countryside."

    Lots of ponies on site which pleased my daughter. Would highly recommend and will return one day.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2020

  • "Great holiday cottage perfect for walking."

    Sharon was a great host, and amazing with the kids and the dog. Really enjoyed our stay even with the weather being terrible. We will 100% stay again soon..

    Reviewed by AndrewFeb 2020

  • "This cottage is fantastic and Sharon and Murray are gracious hosts."

    The cottage was beautiful and spacious and all mod cons, the shower was exceptional, as was everything else. I would highly recommend this delightful cottage to friends.

    Reviewed by LynnetteJan 2020

  • "This very last minute NYE break could not have been more perfect."

    I nearly cried when I walked into this cottage, it is basically my dream home! I thought the living space was quite large, and you have everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. It was immaculately clean, the furniture and fittings are so new and shiny, and I have no idea what laundry detergent was used on the bedding but it smelt amazing!! It is the perfect location for hiking multiple routes around Snowdonia, whether on the east or west side of the Snowdon mountain range. And, the views from the cottage are incredible, too. The skylights in the bedroom windows give great night sky views of so, so many stars which is beautiful to fall asleep under. We loved our break (one person, one dog), and couldn't imagine a better cottage to bring in the NY in, with the easy light log burner going and enjoying a complimentary bottle of wine. In short, this cottage was a gem of a find and we will absolutely definitely be back in 2020!

    Reviewed by NaomiDec 2019

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Marchlyn And Ffynnon Bach

Located on the owner’s small-holding farm with horses, sheep and the odd chicken, are these two beautiful cottages, Marchlyn and Ffynnon Bach, in the quiet ex-slate mining village of Deiniolen, surrounded by countryside with views on a clear day of Caernarfon. Both properties are benefited with two bedrooms – a king-size and a twin – so they are ideal for small families getting together in the summer, or maybe a group of old friends reuniting for a weekend break full of walking and catching up. On the ground floors you will find an open-plan living space, with a kitchen, dining area, and sitting area, so there’s plenty of room for the whole party to convene and go over the details of the day, while being warmed by the woodburning stove. The village of Deiniolen has a village pub and shop so you won’t be short of the essentials, while the larger town of Llanberis lies just four miles away boasting many tourist attractions that you will have to include in your trip like catching the train up the highest mountain in England and Wales, or visit the spectacular twin lakes of Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris, which create the Llanberis Pass cutting through the magnificent mountain range and creating a perfect sight-seeing opportunity. The Snowdonia National Park is on your doorstep and it offers stunning mountain walks, cycling routes, and endless activities like Zip World, with sites at nearby Penrhyn Quarry or further out at Betws-y-Coed, for those daring enough to experience the closest a human being can get to skydiving without actually leaping out of a plane! With all these fun-filled adventures awaiting to fill your days up, make Marchlyn and Ffynnon Bach your tranquil holiday base so you can look forward to relaxing and winding-down in the comfort of these splendid cottages in the idyllic Welsh countryside.

The property

On the border of the Snowdonia National Park, surrounded by stunning countryside is Ffynnon Bach, in the small village of Deiniolen, a town built around the old slate quarry nearby.

With its excellent links to all that Snowdonia has to offer, as well as being within easy reach of the coastal towns of Caernarfon and Menai, this property is suitable for a couples retreat or a small family.

On entering the property, you come to an open-plan living area, beautifully decorated with a modern twist, which hosts a kitchen, dining area and a sitting area, with a woodburning stove being the most eye-catching feature of the room.

To the first floor is a king-size bedroom and a twin room, with a family bathroom across the way containing a bath with shower over, so you can wake yourself up in the morning with a refreshing shower!

The property benefits from a private patio area with a barbecue for those summer months, and a shared external utility room.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref. 1014116 and together they can sleep eight people.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer in shared external utility
  • Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, small selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available by arrangement
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed patio area with furniture
  • Bike storage available
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (downstairs only)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and petrol station 1 mile
  • Note: The owner can offer stabling for 1 or 2 ponies/horses with turn out and use of menage by separate arrangement and a small charge of £25.00 per pony/horse, per stay

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About the location


Llanberis 4 miles; Caernarfon 8 miles; Bangor 8 miles.

The village of Deiniolen, housing a village pub and shop, is 4 miles north of Llanberis, on the border of the Snowdonia National Park, making it an ideal base to explore the National Park. The Llanberis Railway runs nearby along the banks of Lake Padarn, whilst the ruins of Dolbadarn Castle are 2 miles away, or visit Ceunant Mawr, a cascading waterfall just outside Llanberis. Local walks lead to the Marchlyn Mawr Reservoir on the northern slopes of Elidir Fawr. Llanberis is 4 miles away and 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. In fact, Llanberis is something of a “mecca” for walkers and climbers, being the starting point for the ascent of Snowdon - the highest mountain in England and Wales. The ascent can be made either by train, on the Snowdon Mountain Railway, or on foot along one of the many routes to the summit. Each year, major racing events attract thousands to the area: The fast Snowdon Race to the summit, held in July every year and The Snowdonia Marathon, held in October - a gruelling 26 mile course that starts and finishes in Llanberis, circumnavigating the Snowdon Massif. Within Llanberis itself there are excellent places to eat and drink and a great choice of shopping. On the coast is Caernarfon with its magnificent castle and town walls and close by are National Trust properties at Penrhyn and Plas Newydd.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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