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Ddol Helyg Farmhouse

(Ref. 1576)

Llanrug, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 14 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 6 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Ultimately, this was a perfect place for our family gathering which included a number of dogs."

    Barbara was very helpful and friendly and would certainly recommend to anyone looking for a large property with great facilities and fantastic view of the mountains, a short distance from everywhere you might want to go. Great value.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Mar 2024

  • "The property is actually as described in the listing, plenty of rooms, bedrooms and bathrooms; it easily accommodated my party of 7 adults and 1 child with additional beds to spare."

    It is centrally located with Bangor, Caernarfon, Conwy and the beach at Dinas Dinlle all easily within 25-30 mins. For the walkers, Llanberis and the start of the Llanberis trail is 10 mins away. Wi-Fi is limited but the freeview tv and telephone signal are good.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "The property is very large and was able to comfortably accommodate our party of 11."

    Moreover, the rural situation of the property means it is very quiet. There is ample parking. The property is a 10 minute drive from Caernaefon and we found it to be an excellent base from which to explore Snowdonia and north Wales. The owner, Barbara is very friendly and we visited the Piggery Pottery on a rainy day. The pottery was a big hit with the children. One point for improvement would around general wear and tear of the property. The bedding and pillows around the property appear to be well used and dated. A small investment to buy new ones would improve the quality of stay. Moreover, although everything is in working order, the property would likely benefit from a general update and refresh esp. in the kitchen. Overall we had a pleasant experience and the property was good value for money.

    Reviewed by Sajeer4.1Jul 2023

  • "Had a lovely time,accomadation was roomy ,beds comfortable,and had everything we ..."

    Had a lovely time,accomadation was roomy ,beds comfortable,and had everything we needed ,it was nice having the conservatory to sit in,only downside,was not having walks straight from the door so had to use car everyday but we knew what to expect so was not disappointed, owner very friendly and welcoming so thank you Barbara

    Reviewed by Patricia4.1Jun 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the farm house."

    Barbara was very accommodating and helpful. Views from conservatory is lovely. Plenty of space and sitting area. Barbara also opened the piggery pottery for us. We will surely go there again

    Reviewed by Shilla4.1Jun 2023

  • "Very spacious accommodation with 5 bedrooms all with en-suite and a further bathroom and toilet downstairs."

    The location is ideal for exploring the area with Llanbris, Caenarfon and Anglesey all within easy reach. There's a good beach approx 5 miles away called Dinas Dillne and a pub within walking distance. We liked the feel of the farmhouse and the views from the conservatory are lovely. We didn't like the lack of a proper wifi signal - although there was a decent 4G signal for our mobiles.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.1Jun 2023

  • "This was a return stay at Ddol Helyg Farmhouse and we had a wonderful holiday."

    The views are stunning and the location is perfect for a variety of activities. Thank you Barbara for making us feel very welcome and a highlight has to be time spent in the Piggery Pottery. From steam trains to spectacular castles; sandy beaches to mountain climbs this area has it all.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Apr 2023

  • "We were there for 10 days for my 50th birthday and had a great time."

    The farm house holiday cottage was wonderful. It never felt too cramped even with capacity occupancy or too large for a family of four. The owner, Barbara, is really nice and very helpful we even did some painting in Piggy Pottery next door and was equally enjoyed by the adults as much as the kids. We are thinking of rebooking next year. One thing you may not immediately understand before visiting is how central it is to most of North Wales; Conwy and Carnarvon are within easy reach, shops and a friendly little pub are within walking distance.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a fabulous weekend celebrating my husbands 60th!"

    15 of us & everything we needed. The farmhouse/cottage was perfect, big & confortable. Barbara the owner couldn't have done more for us & making us all feel very welcome. Highly recommend staying & we hope to definitely book again. Thank you Barbara!

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Feb 2023

  • "Barbara was warm and extremely helpful."

    She made us feel at home. The views from the cottage are excellent. Everything was provided. Highlyrecommended.

    Reviewed by Bhaskar5.0Nov 2022

  • "Excellent property."

    We picked a bad week as it was constantly raining and windy, but nonetheless we made the most of it.. It was a bit cold in the lounge and the conservatory. What kept it cold was that all the radiators throughout the house need bleeding as they were only warm at the bottom.

    Reviewed by John4.7Nov 2022

  • "Had a brilliant weekend stay."

    Lovely cottage with all amenities available. Plenty of bedrooms and on-suite bathrooms to cater for a large group. The downstairs bathroom and seperate toilet in laundry room was the most valuable of all as it was easy accessible from downstairs. Kitchen and dining room was bang on and the conservatory was nice to sit in the evening. Can't really complain about anything as host was very accomodating even when I phoned for a few queries which she gladly helped with. A brand new BBQ with extra disposables were also given which was a nice touch. Lovely place with a lovely host. Really enjoyed our stay as we had a large group. Will highly recommend to others. Will definitely stay again when I return to Wales.

    Reviewed by Shuaib4.7Jun 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time with all our family."

    The property is in a wonderful location with plenty of nearby attractions for all ages and if you are not one for wandering, the views from the house are magnificent. We were made to feel very welcome with some lovely Welsh treats. Dorothy is such a magnificent and talented host. We spent two glorious hours at the Piggery Pottery. We have already recommended it to some relations and friends. We will be definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Apr 2022

  • "We loved it here would stay again, just could of been a bit cleaner."

    But it didnt spoil our stay

    Reviewed by Joanne4.1Mar 2022

  • "Mrs Winrow made us feel very welcome and was on hand to answer any queries."

    We all had a great time at the Farmhouse and if we are ever in that part of the country again we would definitely re-book. My daughter and grand-daughter really enjoyed the Piggery Pottery which is on site. Welsh cakes and Bara Brith bread on arrival was a lovely, special touch.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in a great property located perfectly"

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Dec 2021

  • "House needs a good make over and a good clean ,Two of the toilets had broken seats and one of the handles was hanging off also one was leaking slightly."

    The kitchen floor had to be cleaned by us as it was dirty around the edges.The drawers in the kitchen were hard to open, Lots of dust on window ledges and an abundance of huge cobwebs everywhere. It is a nice property and in a lovely area but it needs new furniture and a good clean,We couldn’t have used the barbecue if we had wanted to as it was very rusty and dirty ,

    Thank you for your feedback. Customer comments are very important to us and we appreciate you taking the time to do this Ddol Helyg Farmhouse is a very popular property and has been part of the Sykes portfolio for many years and receives back to back bookings. The feedback that you have given us is not typical of the property. The owner lives next door and is happy to help with any issues. If you had raised these during the trip, they would have attended the property straight away and sorted out any problems for you as we want Customers to enjoy their holiday The toilet seats and handles have been replaced. The BBQ has been removed but the owner left this at the proeprty so customers can use the disposal BBQs safely that she provides. The cottage is a traditional old cottage and has many of the original features. The owners spend 6 hours on changeover with their cleaning teams making sure that the cottage is ready for Customers. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gwen2.5Sep 2021

  • "Lovely farmhouse for the 14 of us in our party."

    The weather was really hot (30° and no wind) which made the upstairs very warm at night. Great location with lots of attractions less than an hour away. Barbara the owner greeted us on arrival and couldn't have been more helpful.

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Jul 2021

  • "The cottage definitely needs a bit of TLC as the furniture was looking a bit tired."

    Some of the taps were leaking and the showers were just a drip. Also, a gate would be useful so that dogs and young children can be out in the garden. The garden is lovely and big, it’s a shame the dogs and young children couldn’t enjoy it. The owner was lovely and made us feel very welcome. The welcome pack with cakes and flowers was a lovely touch. We didn’t go to the pottery (which surprised us all as we had been looking forward to it). But there was so much to do in the area, we didn’t have time.

    Reviewed by Valerie2.5Jun 2021

  • "We had a great time in the house, plenty of room, lots of kitchen space, and a lovely homely feeling."

    Everything was very clean and although a couple of the sofa’s were a bit battered, there were plenty of cushions and throws. We spent most nights playing cards in the conservatory looking at the mountains! Barbara was lovely and we had a great time at the Piggy Pottery!

    Reviewed by Lisa4.1Jun 2021

  • "Very disappointed with cleanliness and shabby furniture, not worth the money I paid for the property."

    Thank you for your comments though we are sorry to read that you were disappointed with your stay. We pride ourselves on our positive feedback as you will see from our other guests comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary1.6Aug 2020

  • "It was a great break."

    The house was. A great size which allowed our big group to come.tocwther when needed aswell as spend their own time in their own spaces. All facilities were available that you would expect in a holiday home. Mount Snowdon was only three miles and many other attractions were close buy. Would definitely reco.

    Reviewed by Yasira5.0Aug 2020

  • "The owner of the property was a very nice lady."

    We were, however, expecting the general condition of the house to be better. The bathrooms are very small and ill-equipped. The communication with the landlady is over a landline only. This is harder to convey any problems such as our master bathroom shower did not work ( did not manage to communicate this forward to her) especially as my network did not have full coverage in that area. We had to take the property one hour later and leave it by 9.00. This is not the luxury or comfort we expected. No large TV screen and bearly any connection to Wifi so working from there or streaming movies for kids was very difficult. For this amount of money spent I was expecting much more. Wales, however, was beautiful and we are looking forward to coming back.

    Thank you for your feedback. This is not the typical feedback that we receive for this cottage. The check in and out times have been changed to allow our owners more time to clean the properties due to the pandemic. Our cleaning guidelines have been published on the website and we do notify Customers before they start their holiday The owner has checked the shower and advised that there are no problems with it. She would have been happy to help you with this during your stay as she does live onsite. We do provide a list of amenities and photos in the property description of what is available to Customers during their stay. Mobile phone networks can vary depending on the area that you visit Thank you for your comments. We do appreciate them and they have been passed onto the owner. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nir2.8Jul 2020

  • "Great big house, fantastic for group holidays."

    Loads of space inside and out Great location for getting to all the attractions in the local area. Could do with another set of plates and cutlery etc as when you have used one you have to wait for the dishwasher to finish Or have 2 dishwasher's? TV in main room could do with being a bit bigger. One of the showers caused a leak but we told the owner who said she would sort it. We had a great time, brilliant cottage/ house in a great location.

    Reviewed by Nicholas3.8Dec 2019

  • "Barbara was very helpful in deed, with it being Christmas she put lovely decorations up and Christmas tree, the children loved it."

    the pottery was very good, moving forward for the summer maybe a bbq to use outside would be considered.. also some more larger lamps for the main room, as found it a little too bright with all the main lights on. apart from that it was very good. thank you Barbara for all your help.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Dec 2019

  • "A perfect location and facility for a multi-generational holiday - the house, like the owner, makes for an easy and relaxed experience - not luxurious, but everything we could have possibly needed in terms of kitchen equipment and kindness."

    The conservatory and garden were a joy in the May sunshine, and an evening painting in the pottery gave us more happy holiday memories. Barbara's local knowledge was considerable - there is a master baker and an award winning butcher tucked away in the village environs, and we ate wonderfully well!!

    Many thanks for this lovely feedback which is much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.7May 2019

  • "We rented this house as part of our golden wedding celebrations, so that we had enough space for all our family to visit during the week."

    The house was ideal, plenty of space and with excellent views. The area was very pleasant, Llanberis is very near with lots to do, and we also had a good day in Anglesey. The weather was also kind to us, with the warmest Easter on Record! The piggery pottery provided some hours of entertainment especially for the younger members of the family - and also for some of the older ones! Barbara was very friendly and very welcoming. All in all an excellent week.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Apr 2019

  • "We stayed here for my sons 21st birthday and had an amazing time the owner was ..."

    We stayed here for my sons 21st birthday and had an amazing time the owner was very helpful and she had put flowers in the front room which was lovely the other little touches like the Welsh cakes and tea and coffee was lovely too thanks for a great stay in your lovely cottage xx

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Mar 2019

  • "Barbara who owns the property couldn’t do enough for our party of ten."

    So much so that we’re returning back in September 2019. A highly recommended holiday home, proprietor and area in Snowdonia.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2019

  • "The house is in an ideal location for lots of walking & sight seeing and has a great view from the conservatory ."

    A lovely pub nearby . Llanberis has good shops & views & a lovely lake to relax by . Highly recommended .

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Feb 2019

  • "Barbra the lady that owned the house was so lovely"

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Feb 2019

  • "Great farmhouse in a really good location for walking/hiking."

    Well equipped and warm in the winter. Barbara the owner is great and very friendly. Many of our group visited her pottery on site and had a great time throwing a pot for a very reasonable price.

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Feb 2019

  • "Fantastic place with loads of space and lots to do."

    Barbara, the owner, was very welcoming and the kids loved her piggy pottery craft centre.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Dec 2018

  • "The pictures in the advert were clearly taken a few years ago."

    There is mould around some of the showers and the house did have a slightly run-down feel to it compared to other holiday houses that we have stayed in. Nevertheless it is excellent value for money with plenty of space to socialise in. The host was lovely and the pottery barn located next door was fun. Every bedroom had an en suite which was beneficial considering the size of our group. It’s a really good base for climbing snowdon (snowdon is a 10 min drive away).

    Reviewed by Suzanne3.8Nov 2018

  • "Spacious and comfortable house."

    So good to come back to a well equipped and cosy accomodation after a days walking in snowdonia.

    Reviewed by Lynette5.0Nov 2018

  • "This is a very beautiful house in a magnificent setting."

    We had a fabulous celebratory 60th birthday for my husband. It enabled family and friends to meet together and enjoy everything that North Wales had to offer. We were near enough for many of the attractions such as walking up Snowden (or going by train) as well as the longest, fastest zip wire in the world. A local hotel facilitated our desire (as non-residents) to use their pool. We enjoyed many walks in the area as well as visiting Caernarfon Castle; Conwy Castle and Bodnant Gardens which were stunning. Barbara was very accommodating and nothing would have been too much trouble - she responded quickly to our requirements. We especially loved the garden which had a stunning view. The house was comfortable for our needs with plenty of hot water available for everyone.

    Reviewed by Margaret3.4Aug 2018

  • "Great house for a family reunion as there's plenty of lounge space for the different generations to sit and talk or play games; especially useful given the Welsh weather!"

    Good value for money and plenty of facilities and activities nearby for a range of age groups.

    Reviewed by Gerard3.8Jul 2018

  • "A great location and good number of common rooms for a group."

    Also nice to have decent en suites although some were better than others and good to have extra shower and toilet downstairs. Linen would be better in white, coloured linen never looks clean enough. Mattresses on the soft side. Despiote these slightly negative comments, a great place and location and a lovely landlady. Will return quite likely next year!!

    Reviewed by Marcella4.1May 2018

  • "Had great help from Yasmin from the word go."

    Great all round experience and Barbara who's house it was we found to be extremely accommodating.

    Reviewed by Alexander4.6Dec 2017

  • "An excellent property for a family get together and the view from the conservatory is stunning."

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Jun 2017

  • "Great house, suitable for our mixed age group ."

    Plenty of room . Great facilities and wonderful location Very friendly host and very helpful . Hopefully we will be back

    Reviewed by Ruth4.8Apr 2017

  • "Ddol Helyg Farmhouse is a beautiful cottage with an exceptional view from the conservatory where we spent so much time."

    Piggery pottery adds to the interestingly spent evenings during our holiday. Would like to go back there,

    Reviewed by Kamila5.0Mar 2017

  • "It was the perfect place for a quiet family holiday with lots to do in the surrounding areas."

    Mrs Winrow was a really lovely lady and very welcoming. We had an amazing time.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.6Dec 2016

  • "Barbara was lovely and very accommodating and the property was excellent"

    Reviewed by Bob5.0Dec 2016

  • "Perfect location for our needs - peaceful and relaxing with lovely scenery all around."

    Barbra was very friendly, and a visit to the Piggery Pottery is a must, no matter what age you are! The Y Glyntwrog Inn is just a 5 minute walk away, serving lovely home cooked food - what more do you need!

    Reviewed by Carron4.6Oct 2016

  • "Lovely cottage with excellent views of countryside."

    Kitchen is a bit 'tired' but adequate. Another cooker would be useful as house holds 14 and two cookers when catering for a large number, if eating in a lot, would be easier. The 5 en-suites were perfect for a large family group so no fighting over 'facilities'. The younger ones among us and some of the older ones enjoyed pot making in the Piggery Pottery.

    Reviewed by Lynda3.8Sep 2016

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x double master bedroom with en-suite (shower, basin and WC), double sofa bed, 2 x double (one on ground floor) each with en-suite (shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin with en-suite (shower, basin and WC), 1 x family room with 2 x adult bunks with en-suite (shower, basin and WC)
  • Cloakroom with basin/WC/washing machine
  • Fitted kitchen with breakfast area
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room (seats 8) leading to heated conservatory (seats 8)
  • Second sitting room (seats 6).
  • Please note: The owner can't accept mid-week bookings
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 6 x TVs all with Freeview, 1 x video, 1 x DVD player, stereo/CD player, library of books, board games
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Access to all-age pottery activity centre (also open to the public)
  • Cot/highchair/stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 6 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front patio with garden furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (please keep on lead due to owners' horses)
  • Stabling available for guests' own horses
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pub 4 mins walk
  • Please note: No stag hen or similar without prior consent from the owner
  • Please note: The owner respectfully asks guests to be considerate of other holiday makers/ residents and keep noise after 10pm to a minimum
  • The owner can't accept mid-week bookings
  • Please note this property can accept a weekend stay Fri - Monday, or a full week from Friday, any other dates , please call to enquire

The property

A superb, detached, stone-built farmhouse boasting exposed beams, a large conservatory and two sitting rooms, making it a wonderful base for large groups.

Note: This property can be booked with ref. 2250 to accommodate up to 28 people.

Ddol Helyg Farm

Two superb, stone-built, detached properties, situated in the grounds of the owners' 30-acre livery yard, on the edge of the village of Llanrug, just 2 miles from the Snowdonian town of Llanberis. Providing quality accommodation for large groups of friends and families alike, these lovely holiday homes offer mountain views to the front, five bedrooms, all of which are en-suite, and patio garden areas, ideal for alfresco dining. Visitors can spend time at the onsite Piggery Pottery Workshop, providing hours of creative fun for all the family, whilst the whole of Snowdonia National Park is available from the doorstep. With many historic castles lining the nearby North Wales coast and the beautiful sandy beaches and rocky coastlines of the Llyn Peninsula and the Isle of Anglesey within easy driving distance, these lovely retreats are ideal at any time of year!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Llanberis 2 miles; Caernarfon 4 miles; Betws-y-Coed 15 miles.

Llanrug is a small village with two pubs, two shops, a Post Office, a hotel with indoor swimming pool and fitness room, and a 9 hole golf course is nearby. The village is situated in the foothills of the Snowdonia Mountain Range, only 3 miles from famous Llanberis. 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. Llanberis is something of a 'mecca' for walkers and climbers, being the starting point for the ascent of Snowdon - the highest mountain in Wales. The ascent can be made either by train, on the Snowdonia Mountain Railway, or on foot along one of the many routes to the summit. Llanberis boasts excellent places to eat and drink and a great choice of shopping. Just 4 miles from Llanrug, on the coast, is Caernarfon with its magnificent 13th century castle and town walls and close by are National Trust properties at Penrhyn and Plas Newydd and many wonderful beaches.

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The owner can't accept mid-week bookings.

Please note this property can accept a weekend stay Fri - Monday, or a full week from Friday, any other dates , please call to enquire

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