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Yr Hen Festri

Y Felinheli near Caernarfon, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 24239)



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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • 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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57 Customer Reviews

  • "Really lovely property the pictures don't so it justice, will definitely be back!"

    Reviewed by CarlyNov 2021

  • "We absolutely loved staying here, the view of Snowdonia is beautiful and the sunsets are amazing."

    Hot tub was top of the range and we really enjoyed that. Only a 5 minute drive to Bangor or across the bridge to Anglesey. We would have loved a king size bed but that’s not an issue, just preference! Amazing would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SaranOct 2021

  • "Excellent property."

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2021

  • "Second time to stay here Didn’t want to leave So relaxing Clean Spacious Wil 100% be returning"

    Reviewed by DemiOct 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation, close to lots of wonderful places."

    We first stayed here last year and loved it we rebooked! The hot tub was a wonderful treat after long days walking and scrambling.

    Reviewed by CrisAug 2021

  • "This property is just gorgeous!"

    It has everything you need.. except internet, it's so low that you can't watch netflix or do anything on the internet, we used our mobile data. Which if you need to do any work is very difficult and expensive buying kids mobile data. Also curtains are not a thing, so your bedrooms are so light I was awake very early every morning. Only those two things were inconvenient but not holiday ruining. Beautiful house and great location for everything.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "Amazing little cottage."

    Very central to all the major sites around North Wales yet remote enough for some solitude and tranquility! Andy (the owner) has gone above and beyond to ensure our stay was perfect! Very responsive. Would 100% recommend this cottage holiday!

    Reviewed by AvinashJul 2021

  • "Cutlery and pots parti ularly tea cups and dishes were hardly enough and some ..."

    Cutlery and pots parti ularly tea cups and dishes were hardly enough and some were badly chipped otherwise cottage was very comfortable

    Reviewed by JennyJun 2021

  • "A great property in an amazing location, with quality fixtures and fittings and the bonus of a hot tub."

    We were on motor cycles, touring North Wales, and it was great to relax in the tub after a days riding.

    Reviewed by LeonaJun 2021

  • "Well presented cottage."

    Loved the views of the mountains one way and the sunsets the other. Located quiet area ( just what we needed). 10 - 15 min drive from Caernarfon and Bangor. The lovely village and lake of Llanberis very close by. Due to visiting prior to pubs/restaurants/cafes opening indoors we found the cooking facilities in the cottage very useful. And the hot tub...... my husband said “what do we need that for?” Well after the first day out walking he certainly new what it was for!

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2021

  • "A lovely cottage one the countryside."

    Excellent base, not far to the main roads which you can travel all over north Wales andAnglesey. Has a view of the top of Snowdon. Hot tub was lovely after a day exploring. Very peaceful and calm. A lovely 3 days. I would recommend and go back.

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2021

  • "The cottage was gorgeous we didn't want to leave."

    It was equipped with everything we needed and more. I now want a wine chiller of my own. The beds were very comfortable and rooms spacious. The upside down living meant we had lovely views of the sun setting. And the hot tub with the outdoor changing area was a pure delight and relished by my granddaughter. We loved the area, exploring the Welsh coastline, we loved Black Rock sands and Snowdonia Riding Stables.

    Reviewed by PamelaApr 2021

  • "Great holiday, central to where you could go"

    Reviewed by LorraineSep 2020

  • "Lovely property that was close to lots of adventures we wanted to experience!"

    We had a wonderful week exploring Snowdon and surrounding area and would then come 'home' and jump in the hot tub and enjoy the quiet and relaxing surroundings. Andy the owner was always gracious and quick in his responses to my many texts even before we got there, which ranged from online shopping delivery, to best places to eat out!

    Reviewed by CrisAug 2020

  • "Fantastic stay."

    Happy to recommend to anyone who is visiting North West Wales. Thanks.

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage."

    It’s in a really peaceful location ideal for exploring the local area. The outdoor space is disappointing, I was hoping for expansive views of the fabulous snowdonia scenery from the hot tub, however there aren’t any views from the rear yard In which the hot tub is situated and it is somewhat overlooked. The owners of the property were very helpful in resolving a few issues such as the wine chiller which was broken. All in all a comfortable cottage which proved a great base for getting out and about.

    Reviewed by PaulineJul 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage only issues we had were trying to find our way around the back of the house at night to use the hot tub as the lights could not be turned on from the house and we were definitely not in walking distance from a pub."

    Otherwise fabulous cottage

    Reviewed by BruceJan 2020

  • "Lovely property - had everything we needed for a very enjoyable new year stay."

    Hot tub was a lovely bonus. Located in a great part of North Wales with plenty to see and do. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by EllaDec 2019

  • "Great location, only twenty minutes from Snowdon."

    Really nice house with modern decor and facilities as well as a clean and maintained hot tub.

    Reviewed by BarryAug 2019

  • "Lovely and clean."

    Light, airy and had everything we needed. Recommended.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2019

  • "Perfect"

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2019

  • "Lovely place and nice helpful host."

    The owner showed us round and explained everything and we had a great time. Would go here again

    Reviewed by JosephMar 2019

  • "Lovely intimate upside down cottage."

    The lounge & kitchen on first floor had lovely views from the skylight. The place was warm with plenty of hot water and heating, including a log fire. The highlight was the hot tub which comfortably sits 4 people, though I think can hold 8. The site says you can park 3 cars on the property though Sykes are 2. The only downside for me was that I'm a light sleeper and need dark rooms, so I light blinds would have sides a deeper sleep for me and one of my friends and

    Reviewed by RayOct 2018

  • "Lovely location."

    Loved everything about it! You definitely need a car to stay here. Hot tub was fabulous after all our walking!

    Reviewed by JoannaOct 2018

  • "Beautiful holiday cottage ."

    Immaculately clean and comfortable. The hot tub spotless and a real bonus . Situated in a very nice quiet location.

    Reviewed by MaddyAug 2018

  • "Location is good ,hot tub great and cottage done to a good spec"

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2018

  • "To get to the Hot Tub had to go out the front door, up the drive (2 car lengths) and open the back gate into the to the back yard to the Hot Tub."

    Having said that the Hot Tub was excellent and very clean. The Land Lord who we met twice was very helpful and a very nice chap. The views of the mountains from the windows were excellent. Fantastic walk in showers....what a treat. Places of interest were close to the accommodation which saved so much time and cost in travel. Castles, Anglesey, went to a pre Historic Barrow if you are into History. Plenty of restaurants ect. Superstores close by...Morrison's (but keep your eye on the 3 hours only or fined £85...has a number plate recognition ) and also a Tesco super market. I hope all this information helps holiday maker's, loads of choices for all ages and taste. To think I wondered if I would get bored....but no way too much to do and feet ached lol x

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2018

  • "Everything was good if not better than the advert."

    Would recommend Sykes Holiday Cottages any time

    Reviewed by MalcolmJun 2018

  • "Lovely stay here at Yr Hen Festri, local to activities within North Wales which enabled us to drive to lots of beautiful sights."

    The property is situated near a restaurant (booking highly recommended especially at weekends), however other than this there isn't any shops or pubs near by. This did not take away from our lovely experience however. The hot tub is spacious and the owner meets you on arrival to show you how it works. The house its was very spacious and the wood burning stove topped it off for us. I would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by ChristyFeb 2018

  • "Great location and beautiful cottage."

    Great location, great views and very welcoming and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2017

  • "Hot tub and log burner wonderful Gorgeous cottage"

    Reviewed by DebbieOct 2017

  • "Zipworld and Snowdon"

    Reviewed by IanAug 2017

  • "Lovely place and excellent centre for tourist activities and walking"

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2017

  • "It was fantastic!"

    ! Abolsutely wonderful. We will definitely be re-booking. The location and set up was brilliant. To be picky the only added bonus would have been basic kitchen things such as cooking oil, kitchen foil and cling film!

    Reviewed by SamuelMar 2017

  • "This is a beautiful holiday home, ideally situated for exploring the area."

    The photos don't do it justice - immaculately clean and the views of Snowdon and Anglesey are beautiful. We visited with a 4 & 6 year old who had a bedroom each and loved the hot-tub! Towels, bedding, tea-towels and even dishwasher tablets and a small amount of tea & coffee were provided as well as a bottle of wine! Lovely touches. Andy, the owner, couldn't have done more for us. We had a medical emergency and he even offered us a lift - genuinely kind and wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and will definitely recommend to friends. We left today and seems we left a teddy behind - Andy is posting it to us! What a fantastic service.

    Reviewed by AmyFeb 2017

  • "This accomodation has been beautifully renovated, it was comfortable and clean."

    The hot tub was a treat. I would definately recommend this property.

    Reviewed by VictoriaOct 2016

  • "The cottage was beautiful and had been converted and renovated to a really high standard."

    The 'upside down' design was very clever, and we loved the open plan living area upstairs. The welcoming bottle of wine was a lovely surprise and it was really handy to find that we didn't need all the cleaning equipment we had brought with us as it was all provided, even down to the dishcloth! The bedrooms were spacious and exceedingly comfortable and both the main bathroom and the en-suite were really luxurious. It did feel a little odd going 'downstairs' to bed, but we soon got used to that. The weather wasn't too kind to us, so we didn't get as much use out of the hot-tub as we would have liked, but when the opportunity arose it was a real treat and it really soothed aching muscles from walking in the beautiful countryside. The first couple of days, the weather was particularly bad, but the cottage was lovely and cosy - so much so that we had to 'make' ourselves venture out. There was so many places to go and most of them were less than a half hour drive away. There were plenty of lovely restaurants and pubs to eat in and the both the local Chinese and Indian take-away were excellent. Andy, the owner, wasn't intrusive but made it clear that he was available if we had any problems or needed any advice. Our only criticism - the holiday wasn't long enough!

    Reviewed by JudeSep 2016

  • "No garden"

    Reviewed by AdamAug 2016

  • "Yr Hen Festri is a fab cottage in an ideal location, the hot tub was excellent."

    Reviewed by MarcJun 2016

  • "In a fantastic location, close to loads of things to do whatever the weather."

    A great cottage, loved the upside down arrangement. It was a high quality conversion.

    Reviewed by SaraMar 2016

  • "Yr Hen Festri was excellent."

    The decor was outstanding and the wood burner was a wonderful addition. The owner was very helpful would go again.

    Reviewed by LindaDec 2015

  • "The house was beautiful and the hot tub fantastic."

    Reviewed by ClaireNov 2015

  • "The cottage was very nice, with a huge kitchen diner and views to Anglesey, with mountains on the other side."

    The cottage was spotless and the hot tub was excellent fun. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2015

  • "Gorgeous property in an excellent location."

    Reviewed by JustinApr 2015

  • "An amazing property, furnished to a high standard."

    Reviewed by GlenApr 2015

  • "The owner was very friendly."

    The cottage was luxurious, warm and cosy and was in a great location which made our Christmas holiday perfect. The views of the mountains with snow on were beautiful and having the hot tub and wood burner was the icing on the cake. There was also a great restaurant just in walking distance, the customer service and food was excellent.

    Reviewed by AlanDec 2014

  • "Very nice property in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by MalcolmOct 2014

  • "We particularly liked that it was a converted vestry, the amazing wood beams and the views of the mountains on one side & the Straits on the other."

    We also loved the Hot Tub which made our stay even better - luxurious!

    Reviewed by HarryAug 2014

  • "One the nicest self catering holiday homes we have stayed in."

    The house is extremely clean, very comfortable & tastefully decorated. The hot tub is a fantastic added extra! We couldn't have asked for better, thank you.

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2014

  • "Gorgeous property - a beautiful renovation and a great location."

    Enjoyed the hot tub. Thank you for the hospitality!

    Reviewed by HollyMay 2014

  • "A good location and the property was nicely decorated in a contemporary style with a good standard of furnishings."

    The hot tub was brilliant and the owners were so thoughtful and even provided extra towels. We wouldn't hesitate in booking to stay again if visiting that area.

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2014

  • "The owner should be proud of the refurbishment."

    The upstairs living area was extremely comfortable and efficient. We just relaxed in the evenings and had a remarkably laid back time.

    Reviewed by GeoffMay 2014

  • "Hot tub was amazing, quality of the property and furniture very high."

    The owner was helpful and at the end of phone if needed . Loved the stay, thanks

    Reviewed by JasonApr 2014

  • "What a lovely place to stay, we had the best weekend away for ages, scenery was beautiful and the house was just right."

    The hot tub was perfect on a cold evening and so was the fire. Would like to come back and stay for longer next time.

    Reviewed by JasonMar 2014

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Newly refurbished and finished to a very high standard making this property fresh and modern and very comfortable. Would highly recommend this property. Lovely and warm hot tub made this a very relaxed and enjoyable break.

    Reviewed by JanetMar 2014

  • "This property was outstanding!"

    The pictures really do not do it justice. The interior was decorated to an excellent standard, with extra furnishings and detail. It was spotless on arrival, with the log burner already burning and a bottle of red wine awaiting; all of the kitchen appliances and utensils were virtually brand new and to a great standard. The hot tub was clean, hot and bubbling. The views were spectacular, with a field to the front and snow capped mountains to the rear. We will definitely revisit the cottage again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by LukeFeb 2014

  • "The property is beautifully restored with original beams."

    The owners have opened up the second floor so that, over the rooftops, you have great views of the mountains. From the other side, I am told that you can see Ireland on a clear day. Though the weather was not perfect we were warm and comfortable. Great location and great property. Can't go wrong.

    Reviewed by ValeryJan 2014

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The property

Y Felinheli 2.2 miles.

A stylish, former vestry, fully-converted to a high standard, in a small hamlet, just over 2 miles from Y Felinheli on the north coast of Wales.

Furnished and decorated with luxury fixtures and fittings, mixing character and charm with modern convenience, this delightful Y Felinheli cottage offers superb upside down living, and boasts exposed, feature stone wall and oak A-frame beams, glass balustrade panels on the staircase and stylish granite worktops in the kitchen, as well as benefiting from a warming woodburner in the open plan living room.

The three well-appointed bedrooms are all ground floor, though there are two internal steps in the spacious mezzanine hall.

Outside this Y Felinheli cottage you will find the added luxury of a hot tub, along with a shower and changing room, making a superb area to relax and stargaze in the privacy of your own garden.

There are numerous local activities easily accessible, such as the Menai Straits for dinghy sailing, an abundance of doorstep walks, and with Caernarfon and Anglesey within five miles, you are in an ideal location for exploring the local delights.

Within a few minutes’ walk from this Y Felinheli cottage is a wonderful five star restaurant, the ideal place for an evening meal to complete your luxury holiday break in this wonderful area.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 30276, together they sleep 12.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • External utility with sink and WC.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge with freezer box, Wine cooler, washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front patio and enclosed rear patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Hot tub
  • Bike storage
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub/restaurant 5 mins walk
  • Note: Although the bedrooms and the bathroom are on the ground floor, there are two internal steps in the mezzanine hall. Note: The hot tub will be unavailable the day of arrival due to it being deep cleaned after every guest
  • Note: Electric car charging is not permitted in this property.

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About the location


Bangor 3 miles; Caernarfon 5 miles; Llanberis 6 miles.

Y Felinheli, formerly know as Port Dinorwic, is situated on the beautiful Menai Strait between the historic town of Caernarfon and the cathedral city of Bangor. Home to a small, established yachting marina with an interesting lock (allowing boats to enter or leave before cruising down the Straits to the open sea), this small village also has a couple of pubs, a restaurant and cafe in the dock area, a shop and Post Office, a beautician, a hairdresser and several great restaurants on the nearby Island of Anglesey. Visitors to this lovely region are spoilt for choice, with stunning Snowdonia, the beautiful Llyn Peninsula, or the sandy beaches of the Isle of Anglesey all within easy reach.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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