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Y Bwthyn

Elidir Fach Mountain near Llanberis, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 9950)

4.8

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "I've stayed here 6 years in a row now and will hopefully stay here for many years to come."

    A lovely cottage in a beautiful area. The couple who own it are friendly and the place is kept clean and tidy, and has everything you need.

    Reviewed by KevinApr 2022

  • "An amazing cottage in a beautiful location - isolated yet the shops are 10 minutes away, as were a lot of the places to visit."

    Reviewed by HazelApr 2022

  • "Lovely property, easy to find if you follow the directions given."

    Fantastic location, easy to access Tryfan, Snowdon etc, as well as Anglesey and the north coast. Much more spacious than it appears in the photos. The utility room/entrance room was very useful, especially given some rainy weather meant a wet and muddy dog, and wet gear! Well equipped kitchen. Crog loft was nice to sit and look out from and watch the sunset. Nice touches of fresh flowers, coffee, milk, tea and cake on arrival. Only two niggles, curtains in the bedroom were very thin, which meant it was very light in the room by quite early even in March, which would be even more noticeable in the summer. Mattresses on the beds feel like the could do with replacing, I realise it must be difficult to find mattresses in holiday accommodation to suit all tastes, but they were visibly sagging in the middle and uncomfortable. Apart from this, it was a perfect little spot!

    Reviewed by CatherineMar 2022

  • "Beautiful property with outstanding views."

    Very clean and the owners were really helpful. Didn't want for anything at all and we'd love to stay again.

    Reviewed by EmmaFeb 2022

  • "Had a wonderful week, the cottage was clean and cosy and had everything we needed."

    Its location was perfect for Anglesey and the mountains. We had a small issue with the TV and Robert came immediately and fixed it for us. We will definately be booking again.

    Reviewed by SamanthaDec 2021

  • "We had a very cosy and relaxing stay."

    The cottage is in a beautiful location with a fabulous view (amazing sunsets) and it was impeccably clean and well equipped. It felt very private. Really helpful communication and instructions were provided by the hosts. I accidentally left all our frozen food on departure and they were very understanding! The only minor improvements one might ask for would be a slightly more generous wood allowance for the stove on the first night, as we ran out very quickly, and a simple set of kitchen scales for "from scratch" cooking. Otherwise it was grand. The lack of WiFi was not a problem either, as there is excellent mobile reception - I managed a video call via hotspot easily and we otherwise welcomed the time to "disconnect"! Thanks for a nice stay.

    Reviewed by ChloeNov 2021

  • "A wonderful cottage with superb views."

    A rarity in that the photos don’t do it justice, it’s a comfortable & cosy place to stay & explore the area. The owners are lovely, friendly welcoming people too.

    Reviewed by AnthonyNov 2021

  • "Fabulous little cottage in a very quiet location."

    Exactly as described by previous reviews. Had terrible weather all week but felt comfortable and cosy with the log burner on. Very relaxing week. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by JuneOct 2021

  • "Amazing place to stay for hiking in the local area."

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2021

  • "Wonderful place to stay."

    We thoroughly enjoyed it. The views and sunsets are spectacular and although remote, you don't feel in any way cut off as it is so easy to get to anywhere from there. The perfect base for visiting North Wales and Anglesey and there are great walks form the cottage too. The owners are next door but, after their initial welcome, you would not know they were there unless you bumped into them. Its great when you do though as they are really lovely people. The place feels very spacious and it was lovely to be on one level as your stay requires little effort. We toured in the day and ate in every night as it was such a nice place to relax in the evenings. The place generally has a happy and calming vibe about it. The utility is extremely handy when you have dogs, boots etc and the extra toilet is a bonus. What we particularly liked was the enclosed garden area. It was so nice to pull up and unload or get set to go out knowing the dogs were fine in the garden. No worry of being near roads or them wandering off. We would definitely recommend this place to anyone wanting to stay in this area.

    Reviewed by AnnetteSep 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage and gracious hosts."

    The cottage had everything we needed, even for our two dogs. Views and weather were glorious. Will visit again. Thanks

    Reviewed by JasonSep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, nice and clean."

    Really quiet and really dark at night. It was amazing relaxing holiday. Being on clouds! Everything we needed including launders and all the products were there.l so didn’t even had to pack that much. Would book and recommend again

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2021

  • "A wonderful cottage very well built, clean and spacious."

    Peaceful and remote yet not far from local village shop and service station for supplies. Llanberis and Snowdon within 15 mins by car. Good taxing local walks up to an beyond reseavors. Would go again. Lovely couple owners.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2021

  • "The cottage is in an ideal location to visit many attractions in Snowdonia and Anglesey."

    It’s comfortable, warm (log fire) and cosy especially welcoming after a long (and windy) walk. The views are stunning on a clear day, we enjoyed cycling/walking further up the hill to watch the sun setting over the sea; beautiful. The owners are very welcoming, friendly and helpful; if you want to know about the area and best places to do certain activities etc. We would definitely stay here again ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2021

  • "Cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped."

    Location great for exploring the area. Will definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2021

  • "Our first observations were that the cottage was much bigger than it looks on the photos, The fire looks about a foot wide but it is actually about 2 feet wide."

    The chimney pipe goes up about 3 floors before it leaves the building, it is huge in there and spectacular! It was also ready to light on arrival with extra wood. The sofa looks small and uncomfortable in the photos yet it is actually quite big and very comfortable. I am 5 ft 10 and I was laying back with the sofa at the back of my neck. Secondly the photos don't show that you actually have 2 toilets and a big double room. We were both shocked at how big the place was! A huge feature for us was the porch, which is great for taking shoes and wet clothes off before entering the cosey cottage. The cottage also has a loft area where we had a wine and enjoyed watching the wild horses gallop while we watched the sun drop behind the local mountains, best view I have ever seen in my life!!! The cottage is actually about 300+ metres above sea level so you get a lovely view. You can also see the sea in the distance if you would like a video of the view please email me at xzaros@gmail.com it is the best view I have ever had from a holiday cottage in Wales and I have been to a few now. The cottage is also very close to main roads so you can get to some big towns very easily which is great to do a big shop to save money. Morrissons, lidl, asda etc. They can be found in Bangor and caneaforn which are about 15 mins away. We found those at the end of our holiday so Google them. You will get good 4g in the cottage as the antenna is local. We spent a fortune at the local spar shops. We have 2 big huskies and they could not escape the enclosed garden and they love escaping! Finally I'd like to give a huge thank you to the owners. They welcomed us as we arrived, said hello on our 3rd day and said goodbye on our last day. Even though they live on the same land we genuinely felt like we were isolated. Please don't see the owners beings close as a bad thing, I did before I arrived but they were great! We also had some organic tea and coffee and cake waiting for us as we arrived. Thank you so much! We have been to probably around 15 properties around Wales now and this is our favourite. On a funny note my wife even said I shouldn't leave a review as we want to keep this place for ourselves. Thank you Robert and Pam We will be back very soon if you will have us! x Ryan, Charlene, Brandon and the two huskies

    Reviewed by RyanJul 2021

  • "My 4th time at this cottage."

    Such a lovely place. Hopefully I will return next year.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "We had an amazing week in Y Bwthyn."

    It is such a lovely place. We enjoyed the atmosphere of the house and it is just so quiet! A lovely place to explore North Snowdonia. The hosts are wonderful and so kind and the place was spotless. We will be back! Thank you so much! Tim and Suzanne

    Reviewed by SuzanneMay 2021

  • "A beautiful little cottage in a lovely quiet area but also never more then 30min away from all what Snowdonia has to offer."

    Great views and very helpful and lovely people who rent the cottage. Extra bonus is that the garden is fully enclosed so the dog was save and able to room around :-) We really enjoyed our stay and hope to be back one day. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MandyMay 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage with stunning views."

    Reviewed by GabrielleMay 2021

  • "Great place to stay."

    Owners very helpful. May I take this opportunity to thank Skye’s for their help over the years. We have used your company for 20 years your staff are always friendly and most helpful. Well done Skye’s and thanks again.

    Reviewed by JeanMay 2021

  • "We have just spent a wonderful week here."

    We were greeted by the lovely owners Rob & Pam who live in the cottage next door. The location is wonderful just over 1000ft above sea level and apart from the mountain views you could also see the sea which I wasn’t expecting so an added bonus. The cottage is quirky benefitting from a utility/ boot room when you enter, ideal for coming in from a rainy day so you can discard wet clothes and dry off soggy dogs. It was useful to have the separate loo as well as the main bathroom one too. Shower over the bath was nice and worked well. The bedroom is warm and cosy and has a wonderful view from the picture window. The lounge/kitchen is well equipped and has all that you need. In fact we benefited from a new fan oven on the day after we arrived as the oven had broken. Pam and Rob were apologetic but we didn’t worry as we always take a curry for the first evening to save cooking, so only required the hob anyway! Dog friendly garden as secure with the gate and a bench table tucked around the side of the cottage which is a lovely sun trap. Lovely comfortable folding garden chairs were available to use and for a whole sunny day we made perfect use of them. We made use of the supermarkets in Bangor for provisions which was an easy car ride and to get into the heart of the mountains was a very short journey which was fantastic. We both enjoyed the holiday and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by GillApr 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage with amazing views, and cosy fire."

    Very comfortable, with everything you need for your stay, well equipped kitchen and bathroom with another separate toilet. Very clean which is very important in these Covid times. Owners live close by and are very friendly. There are lovely walks from the cottage or it’s a very short drive into Llanberis or to the coast. We cannot recommend it enough.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2020

  • "Loved this cottage!"

    Easy to book, easy to reschedule when Covid Lockdown scuppered my plans, easy to amend the booking to add another person. The property was squeaky clean, much bigger than it looks in the pictures, had every amenity we needed and is perfectly located for visiting either the coast or Anglesey or Snowdonia. I visit North Wales every year and will certainly stay here again.

    Reviewed by EmmaOct 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with fantastic views."

    Really well equipped with everything you may need for your stay. Very dog friendly as has enclosed garden. Great location for exploring the area. A little difficult to find at first but easy after that!

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2020

  • "Perfect location with stunning views."

    Cottage has everything you need including a utility room which was perfect for the dogs. The owners are close by should you require any information but do not intrude on your privacy.

    Reviewed by KayAug 2020

  • "We had a fabulous holiday in this beautiful cottage situated in a tranquil setting."

    The views were spectacular. The cottage was extremely clean with everything that we needed during the stay. The owners who live up the lane were extremely friendly and helpful. We had great days visiting Criccieth, Anglesey, Harlech and Morfa Nefyn and couldn’t have been luckier with the hot weather. There are many walks around the cottage, including the three peaks. Would highly recommend this cottage and will be returning soon.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2020

  • "This is our second visit to Y Bwthyn using Sykes."

    Everything from start to finish was perfect. The cottage is fantastic, from location to facilities and little touches like cake on arrival! Sykes kept us well informed throughout the pandemic meaning that I had no worries or misgivings around being able to travel or what would happen if it wasn't possible. Highly recommend Sykes and Pam and Rob, owners of Y Bwthynn

    Reviewed by JayneJul 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage with stunning views."

    Easy access for days on the mountains and Llanberis Quarry as well as day trips to the beaches of Anglesey. We shall definitely be back.

    Reviewed by ClareJul 2020

  • "Lovely and peaceful with wonderful news."

    Reviewed by DaveJan 2020

  • "Wonderful location, lovely cottage, sparkling clean, and friendly, helpful owners."

    Reviewed by ChristinaJan 2020

  • "The owners where very nice and helpful"

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "Lovely place, very nice and helpful owners."

    Second time we have stayed there and loved every moment as did the children.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2019

  • "This being our 5th visit and the chances are we will return in the future, I feel, says all there is to say."

    Reviewed by GeorgeAug 2019

  • "This was by far one of the best holidays I've had in a long, long time."

    The property itself was beautiful and was maintained to the highest standard (having been a chambermaid in a 5 star hotel I have a tendency to score places on this criteria when I know I shouldn't haha) The owners Pam and Rob have thought of everything, absolutely everything. I have never stayed somewhere so well equipped. It was peaceful and cosy. I really appreciated being able to sleep with the window open and was not disturbed once (the frog that came to the front door every night can be forgiven) Having booked this a few months ago I had looked forward to it with only one wish, that I could take a coffee out every morning and gaze out to sea. My wish was granted tenfold. The dogs absolutely loved it too, so much freedom in the enclosed garden and so many wonderful walks nearby. I can't praise Pam and Rob enough for this gem of a holiday. I feel so relaxed now (though a little sad back here in rainy Manchester) and we will definitely be back (not as soon as I'd hoped however, but the popularity of this place just goes to show doesn't it) Visit here, you won't be disappointed. The pictures on the site are lovely but they don't do it justice.

    Reviewed by JayneJul 2019

  • "Loved everything about Y Blythen cottage,would definitely go back"

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2019

  • "This is a lovely place and is better than the pictures in the presentation."

    Unfortunately our holiday was marred by poor weather and low cloud so entertainment is very limited.Anybody visiting the area should be aware of the very high "Speed Humps ", low vehicles will experience problems and damage.

    Reviewed by RaymondJun 2019

  • "The cottage is clean, comfortable and homely."

    It is set in a beautiful location with wonderful views. Having the wood burning stove was a lovely feature.

    Reviewed by RachelMay 2019

  • "This was a very relaxing Holliday ,the cottage was very clean and homely with all the facilities you requir,Avery nice touch from the owners were the milk coffee ,tea and Welsh cakes that was there on our arrival ,The double bed was probably the most comfortable I have slept in."

    This was A great location for walking and exploring this fabulous area,I have no hesitation in recommending this cottage.Sykes kept us informed from start to the finish of the holiday ,and I have complete faith in there descriptions,and the help they gave us in deciding on this holiday. Regards T Dakin.

    Reviewed by TerryMay 2019

  • "Good value for money."

    Close to lots of attractions and walking.

    Reviewed by KevinApr 2019

  • "Brilliant property, lovely owners"

    Reviewed by MattApr 2019

  • "The location was amazing and the views were stunning."

    We saw a lot of birds of prey from the windows which was a fantastic bonus. Lots of Amazing walks nearby and there was plenty of room for the two of us and a dog. Whilst remote there are plenty of nearby towns to find supplies. Bangor and Llandudno can provide anything you need. The only criticism I would have is that the matresses seemed to be on there way out and could probably do with being replaced in the not to distant future. This was a really perfect base for our holiday and we will probably stay again.

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2019

  • "The owners are really helpful and the cottage is fantastic for guests with dogs."

    Also a great location for Snowdonia

    Reviewed by CallumFeb 2019

  • "4th to time I've been to the cottage and I'll be coming back again as soon as I can."

    Lovely cottage in a lovely part of the world.

    Reviewed by KevinNov 2018

  • "Wifi wasn't working and garden much smaller than expected."

    Otherwise delighted with the accommodation which is finished to a high standard and in a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by LorraineAug 2018

  • "Fantastic views."

    Great walks. Three zip worlds. Lots to do. Great accomadation to come back to and relax.

    Reviewed by KimAug 2018

  • "Had a wonderfull time in stunning surroundings The cottage was just perfect and also we picked a good week weatherwise."

    Found all locations that we wanted to see very central rom the cottage.Perfect.

    Reviewed by VivienJun 2018

  • "Excellent booking site easy to navigate, description of holiday cottages very accurate."

    Holiday good value for money wonderful location, helpful but not intruding owners. Have always been pleased with holidays booked through sykes.

    Reviewed by JudithJun 2018

  • "The cottage was very clean and well presented and we had a good holiday there."

    However we felt a bit mislead by the description and pictures which seemed to suggest there was a field available for the dogs and access to the 'babbling brook', neither of which were true. You could just about hear the brook but not see it and the field shown in the picture is now completely fenced off from the house. Some more recent and more honest photos needed I feel. Also there is a bath but there is very little hot water available. You could get a shower but only got maximum 6" of water in the bath - also somewhat misleading. The owners were very helpful and friendly, the addition of cake was nice as a welcome gift and the view towards the sea was lovely.

    Reviewed by ClareJun 2018

  • "Beautiful setting."

    Exceptionally helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by MichelleApr 2018

  • "Brilliant. really good standard of fittings and made to feel really welcome, milk in the fridge on arrival logs set in the fire, cake and a Christmas tree, views were good even through the rain lol."

    warm quiet and perfect for dogs. will start saving to go back in the summer.

    Reviewed by MichealDec 2017

  • "It is a great cottage in a fantastic location however it is lacking in attention to detail and cleanliness, we found waste still in a bin in the toilet, a filthy frying pan with relics of previous meals still burnt in, so totally unusable, a dirty oven, dirty wine glasses, burnt and dirty oven gloves, a couple of blown light bulbs had not been replaced, dogs excrement in the garden from the previous occupiers, dust evident on skirtings and television."

    Dogs/human hair on the throw covereing the sofa bed. Its a real shame because the location is great but I do not expect to go away on holiday and clean someone elses mess, even more annoying since we arrived in the area at 10 am but could not check in to the cottage until 3 pm due to 'cleaning', have used Sykes several times now but this was a real let down especially since we were celebrating my wifes birthday

    Reviewed by DawnNov 2017

  • "The cottage was in a great location for walking and was brilliantly set up for dogs x"

    Reviewed by CallumOct 2017

  • "Lovely and warm, easy access to local climbing and days out on Anglesey."

    Very clean and very considerate and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2017

  • "This being our fourth visit should be testament enough but just to be sure we will be looking to book again in the future."

    Fabulous place.

    Reviewed by GeorgeJun 2017

  • "Location, comfort, facilities."

    All exceeded my expectations. Great value for money . I'm now hooked on more stay cation holidays

    Reviewed by JeremyMay 2017

  • "Our 3rd stay and we had a great time as usual."

    Clean, tidy and I'm a great location.

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2017

  • "The holiday was amazing, the cottage was perfect with fantastic views and had everything we needed."

    The welcome gift was a lovely touch and was much appreciated. Sykes made everything hassle free and we were given all the information we required.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2016

  • "Perfect. Had a wonderful holiday, explored the countryside with my dog"

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2016

  • "Lovely cottage in the secluded area, great for walking around Snowdonia (if you have a car to get to the locations you want to visit!"

    ) - great for romantic days out of civilisation!

    Reviewed by IgorAug 2016

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Summary

  • Mostly ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom (zip/link can be twin on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Separate basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with double sofa bed and multi-fuel stove
  • Utility
  • Small first floor sitting room.
  • Electric storage heaters with multi-fuel stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books and games
  • Electricity and starter pack for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available by arrangement
  • Off road parking for 3 cars shared with enclosed country garden with furniture
  • Bike storage
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and petrol station 1 mile
  • Note: Crog loft has very low head height and accessed by "ships ladder" so children to be supervised. Bike storage

The property

Llanberis 4 miles. This idyllic, stone-built, detached cottage is situated in an elevated position on the slopes of Elidir Fach Mountain with views across the countryside to Anglesey and Snowdonia.a Fully converted from an 1850s shippon, this delightful cottage offers spacious ground floor accommodation with a king-size bedroom with distant sea views, a large open plan living area with a sofa bed, a galleried ceiling with original oak beams, a crog loft where you can sit and read, and a warming multi-fuel stove to sit and relax in front of on cooler evenings.

There is a nearby stream that passes the property. There are superb walks and cycle trails from this Llanberis cottage, which offer stunning mountain and coastal views, including those that lead to the Marchlyn Mawr Reservoir and the northern slopes of Elidir Fawr.

The Llanberis Lake Railway runs alongside the banks of Llyn Padarn, whilst Llanberis itself has shops, pubs and restaurants, plus Mount Snowdon is 4 miles away by car and 2.5 miles away on foot through the lovely Padarn County Park.

Other attractions in the area include the ruins of Dolbadarn Castle, Ceunant Mawr - a cascading waterfall and Caernarfon, with its wonderful castle town walls.

This excellent cottage is an ideal base for exploring the Snowdonia National Park and beyond.

The property is accessed via a track past the owners house and woodland garden.

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About the location

LLANBERIS

Caernarfon 7 miles; Bangor 10 miles; Betws-y-Coed 17 miles.

Dominated by the grandeur of the 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. 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 via 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, a triathlon known as the world's toughest, and The Snowdonia Marathon, held in October - a gruelling 26-mile course that starts and finishes in Llanberis, circumnavigating the Snowdon Massif. The area is also popular for mountain biking, open water swimming and stand up paddle boarding. Within Llanberis itself there are excellent places to eat and drink and a great choice of shopping. Just 7 miles from Llanberis on the coast is Caernarfon with its magnificent castle and town walls and close by are National Trust properties at Penrhyn, Plas Newydd and Bodnant Gardens.

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