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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "This cottage is warm, cosy and comfortable."

    We had a great week running some excellent trails straight from the front door as well as Snowdon and others further afield. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Nov 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a nice area."

    The owners are great, although we didn't chat to them personally, but very attentive and around if needed. If you have dogs, it's great as loads of walks. The location is great as virtually all attractions i cluding beaches are no more than 30 mins drive away.

    Reviewed by James4.7Oct 2023

  • "Had a great holiday in Marchlyn thanks to Sharon and Murray for exceptional hospitality and letting us see all the horses."

    Great remote, quiet location - ideal for relaxation but close enough to loads of attractions and amenities. Shop and ATM in the village and a very local Welsh pub that we thoroughly enjoyed visiting on night (drinks only). Great local characters. Beautiful scenery all around and a very clean and well presented accommodation. Excellent

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Oct 2023

  • "Truly amazing stay."

    Beautiful home and location. We had great time.

    Reviewed by Leone5.0Sep 2023

  • "The moment we walked in the door we could see the cottage was immaculate."

    It was beautifully decorated, clean and tidy. The kitchen has everything you would need. A lovely added touch with a pint of milk and bottle of wine. The beds were so comfortable, we all slept so well. It was home from home. The scenery from the cottage was breath taking, so beautiful and quite. We throughly enjoyed our stay and we were all sad to leave. I would definitely love to return. Highly recommend, this is a 5* accommodation without a doubt.

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Aug 2023

  • "A beautiful, clean house with everything we needed for our family holiday."

    A lovely quiet location, perfect for exploring the mountains and a walk to Llanberis from the doorstep. Thank you for the milk and wine on arrival! The only negative point was that I wouldn't really describe it as having a private enclosed patio as the patio area is across the gravel drive and has gaps in the fence to the field with sheep in it. This wasn't an issue for us as our dog was not bothered about going outside as we exercised him so much! But for those who would like to just open the door to let the dog out it might be a problem.

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Jul 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in a good location for getting to all North Wales has to offer."

    We really enjoyed our stay here. Thank you to Sharon and Murray for your exceptionally quick help and support with the TV issue and early start. Very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage!"

    It was cosy and comfortable. Beautiful views and we enjoyed watching the horses playing. We’d definitely like to return with friends or family. Thank you again :)

    Reviewed by Meghan5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely, well-kept cottage in a beautiful location."

    The welcome was amazing, milk in the fridge, coffee in the jar, and Welsh Cakes to remind us here we were. Genuine interest without any sense of intrusion in where we were off to each day on our motorbikes made the welcome complete.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely property to stay in ,ideal for families."

    The ponies and foals were amazing to see everyday, the kids loved them . Very friendly and helpful hosts on site.A great location for getting about for day trips, plenty to do in the area. We would definitely stay here again, we were sad to leave after a fantastic week’s holiday.

    Hi Victoria, hope you and your family are keeping well. Thank you for your lovely comments and im so happy you all had a lovely holiday in our cottage. I am a little taken back with the score of 25 out of a 100? I wondered if this was a mistake as it is the worst score we've ever had!, and has decimated our overall score. If you feel it is justified, could you explain why so that i can try to remedy and improve things. Many thanks Regards Sharon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria1.3May 2023

  • "Sharon came to our rescue after our first property was not up to standard, accommodating us at last minute."

    The cottage is amazing, very spacious and extremely well equipped. Lovely sitting outside watching the horses play. Would absolute recommend and we are looking forward to a return visit!

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely location so quiet, very centrally located to snowdonia."

    Cottage is beautiful and the owners very friendly.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0May 2023

  • "Such a wonderful stay, spectacular views in a great location for Snowdon and Zipworld."

    The cottage was beautiful, just the same as described. Very well equipped and the hosts were so friendly. My daughters loved the ponies, very relaxing and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was home from home, had everything that you would need whilst away."

    Good location, close to many visitor attractions. Setting of the cottage outstanding with fabulous views of the surrounding countryside. I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely, lots of home comforts."

    Children loved watching the ponies which were just outside the cottage. Hosts were great, v friendly & helpful.We definitely plan to visit again.

    Reviewed by Tara4.4Apr 2023

  • "The property is situated in a great location with excellent views."

    The owner was very friendly and property was perfectly presented.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning location and the most gorgeously idyllic cottage."

    Fantastic facilities, very warm and cosy. Owner Sharon is on hand if ever anything is required. Lots of lovely walks and paths to soak in the surroundings. The dogs were in their element too! Looking forward to returning :) thank you x

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Nov 2022

  • "A fantastic well presented and comfy cottage."

    Loads of room. A few finer touches could be improved I.e. the baby gate was loose, loose curtain holder and the toilet brush snapped, but other then tiny things it was amazing. Amazing location and quiet with helpful and friendly owners. Even had cava and milk on arrival. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Lewis4.1Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday thanks but would point out that the mattresses on the twin beds were slightly inferior and I personally was very disappointed with the towels, they were thin, hard, well worn and the one I used had a big bleach stain."

    I would rather be asked to bring my own. Our tv broke during our visit and it was very quickly sorted out so thanks to the hosts for that.

    Reviewed by Ceri4.7Oct 2022

  • "Sharon was the nicest possible host and very helpful with all our enquiries about the local area."

    her Horses were beautiful to wake up to every morning and so friendly and the cottage was really modern, comfy and clean with a great, fully equipped kitchen and comfy TV area. i'd highly recommend this property :)

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2022

  • "Loved it, will definitely go back, owners very friendly and its in a beautiful spot."

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Aug 2022

  • "Sharon & Murray were the best hosts we could of asked for."

    On arrival day we were welcomed with a lovely bottle of wine and milk for tea which was amazing after a long drive from London. The cottage was spotless and has everything you need as a home from home. The surrounding area of the cottage is breathtaking and we spent a lot of time looking at and chatting with the ponies. Our children were safe and happy playing outside and made friends with Sharon’s dogs as well as the children next door. Overall we had the best family holiday and we couldn’t of asked for more. We can’t wait to revisit!

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, beautiful setting."

    Would definitely recommend it and hope to stay here again

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Despite us not actually being there all that much."

    The Cottage was a lovely, warm and very cosy place to stay. From Books and Board Games to TV and Walks up the country lanes. It had a nice modern upkeep to the look of both the interior and exterior visuals with quite a comfortable space to move around it and even for the dogs to lay down where they pleased. And the view from the cottage is a sight to behold looking up towards Anglesey from the mountain. Everything seemed to be in reaching distance of this place and with no real lengthy travel times either making it a great central location to branch out and do activities in the nearby areas. Overall we are very happy with how this place was presented, its facilities and information's you can use to see what's around. Would very much recommend to family and friends and even to anyone who is interested in staying here!

    Reviewed by Rhys4.7May 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful!"

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Perfect location, stunning views. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in stunning location."

    Perfect for exploring Eryri (Snowdonia) Bangor, Ynys Mon (Anglesey) The host was amazing. On hand if we needed anything and very friendly. Can't recommend highly enough. Diolch yn fawr!

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Apr 2022

  • "We have really enjoyed spending a week in Marchlyn."

    The location of this property is excellent for access to all the main sights in this corner of North Wales and there is plenty to see and do. The house is located outside the village so a car is definitely recommended, but there are walks and lovely views directly on the doorstep. The secure bike store was useful if you are bringing bikes. The house was immaculately clean, well equipped, very warm and cosy - perfect for a family of 4 + dog for a winter break. We appreciated the wine, milk and fresh flowers on our arrival. Wonderful rain shower was a bonus!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great cottage in a good location."

    Warm and cosy with plenty to see and do in the surrounding area. Hosts checked in on us to make sure we had everything we needed. Will make sure we return.

    Reviewed by David4.4Dec 2021

  • "We had such a wonderful stay at marchlyn cottage."

    Would we definitely stay again. It has Everything you need and more and I'd in such a peaceful location but still close to Llanberis and other towns. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Nov 2021

  • "Such a beautiful cottage in a gorgeous setting surrounded by ponies and sheep."

    It had everything we needed as a family for a great week away.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2021

  • "The host was lovely and friendly and the property was nice and clean when we arrived."

    It was very cosy and just a nice amount of furniture needed, so was easy to keep the property clean. Would definitely go back and stay again.

    Reviewed by Hope4.7Sep 2021

  • "Cottage very well appointed Owners most welcoming and so friendly when we arrived and during our stay Thank you"

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Sep 2021

  • "The property was lovely and so was our host, Sharon."

    Everything was straightforward- property was easy to find, the house was spacious with plenty of room for everyone and very clean. The kitchen had everything we needed for cooking. It was lovely being able to interact with the horses in the fields next door and give them an apple or two (with owner's permission). The wine and flowers were a lovely touch. My only two niggles were the double bed and the bathroom floor. The mattress on the double bed wasn't comfortable and I had to remove the foam that was placed in between the mattress and the mattress protector. The foam was put back on the bed before we left. The bathroom floor was especially noisy - even tiptoeing in the middle of the night didn't make a difference to the floorboards squeaking with every step.

    Hi Jean, Thank you for the lovely feedback. We have responded to your comment re King bed mattress, it has now been replaced with a new comfier quality one. Sorry about the squeaky floorboard. The floors are all relatively new, hopefully they wont be as noisy once the boards have settled. (This was the answer off the builder when i enquired why) Best Wishes, Sharon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean4.4Aug 2021

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable cottage."

    Great quiet location and only a short drive to Llanberis. Sharon and Murray were so welcoming, friendly and informative about where to go and what to do. Would recommend and return.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in stunning location with friendly and helpful hosts."

    So peaceful but not far from several towns. Good base for Snowden, North Wales Coast, etc etc.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage,beautiful location, lovely friendly people very happy."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Cottage was in a lovely position, countryside was ever changing with the weather."

    Lots to see and do within a short drive. The cottage was cosy and had all you needed. Sharon and Murray were lovely hosts and very helpful.

    Reviewed by Valerie3.8May 2021

  • "The cottage was immaculately kept, and we felt extremely safe with the COVID measures which have been put in place."

    The only issue we had was with the internet connectivity. While free guest wifi was provided, the smart TV in the living room had no internet connectivity (despite being connected to the wifi) so we need to tether the TV to my mobile phone to gain internet access. The wifi worked fine for the TV in the bedroom. This didn't detract from the overall stay, and I would be more than happy to stay here again in future.

    Reviewed by Andy4.7Sep 2020

  • "Well presented cottage in a lovely area."

    Lovely and clean great facilities. Great location for zip world day trips. Plenty of walks around for the dog. The owners were really friendly and chatty and welcomed us into their farm. We would definitely rebook this cottage if we were in the area again. Thank you for a lovely stay x

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, perfect location and lovely hosts."

    We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Jude5.0Aug 2020

  • "Holiday was great , cottage was excellent, the owners were nice, however Sykes never answer their phone waiting time is over an hour that’s not acceptable."

    I got my answer from the owner of the property.

    Reviewed by Suneel5.0Jul 2020

  • "Booked to go back in March - loved it!"

    Reviewed by Lesley4.4Jan 2020

  • "The cottage was cosy, spotlessly clean and well equipped, with a bottle of Prosecco and chocolates waiting for us on arrival."

    Sharon was very helpful and friendly, answering any questions we had. A very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2019

  • "Really nice place with fantastic views and really comfortable, we will definitely be going back"

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Dec 2019

  • "Excellent location to walk from both the cottage and further afield."

    Plenty of adventures to fill more than a week. I expect that we will be back to finish the things we did not get time to do.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 2019

  • "We loved being situated around the base of mountain Elidir Fawr and had a fantastic day walking up and down the old slate mining route into Llanberis approx 8."

    5miles. Sharon & Murray were superb hosts, non intrusive and very welcoming. We are already planning our return next spring. Thank you

    Reviewed by Kieran5.0Oct 2019

  • "Everything was perfect."

    The welcome was warm, Sharon and Murray are genuinely lovely people, we felt at home immediately. The cottage is beautiful and so tastefully done. We would highly recommend it and hopefully will return ourselves.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2019

  • "Excellent location, nice and rural but not too remote."

    Lots to see and do in the area without having to drive too far. Would certainly return and a real gem to find - highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Sep 2019

  • "Fantastic location and wonderfully comfortable cottage."

    Surrounded by peace and quiet with the odd sheep wondering by. Cottage had everything you could ask for and the owners were so welcoming. We will definitely be back. Thank you for a fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, wasing 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 woodbburning 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 seperate arrangement and a small charge of £25.00 per pony/horse, per stay.

The property

Off the beaten track, down a stone wall lined road you will find Marchlyn, a lovely semi-detached barn conversion, now a delightful holiday home in the stunning Welsh countryside.

Its location affords you easy access to the Snowdonia National Park and the coast as well, so you could have a day at the beach, or trek up a mountain, the choice is yours!

The property hosts an open-plan living space with a kitchen, living area and dining area, with a woodburning stove completing the homely feel for those evenings curled up on the corner sofa in front of the roaring fire.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms; a king-size and a twin, along with a family bathroom where you can relax in the tub after a long day of walking.

To the outside you can also enjoy a patio with seating, and the use of the shared external utility room.

Note: Property can be booked with Ref. 1014134 and together they can sleep eight people.

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.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas