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Hendre Bach Barn

Abergynolwyn near Tywyn, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 944014)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "A very tasteful barn conversion cottage, within a few minutes walk of the Talyllyn railway and set in a beautiful valley."

    The lounge is very spacious and the kitchen has a dining table that seats 4. We didn't really need to use the dining room and only used the downstairs shower room as a second toilet. The fridge freezer was big enough (just) for us to take food for 4 adults and two young children for a week. This meant we only needed to top up on things like milk and bread. Just as well, as the nearest shops are in Tywyn, 8 miles away. A couple of things are mentioned in the description, so I'm not complaining complaining about them, but I can confirm that the second double bedroom is indeed very compact and the only outside space is a small yard with a washing line, and a picnic table in the parking area. Even with young grandchildren this wasn't an issue for us, as it was October and they weren't looking to play outside. If it had been high summer this could have been more of an problem. Cleanliness was generally fine, but one of the kitchen cupboards was largely full of condiments, oil etc (presumably the owner's). This cupboard had to be cleaned before we felt able to put our food in it and we had to squash the contents up to make a useable space. This was dissappointing, as it is not something we have met at other Sykes cottages. Having a dishwasher was great, but I'm suprised it needed both salt and rinse aid and that these were not provided. Surely topping these up could be part of the cottage preparation or at least the items could be provided. Having said all that we had a great time and, as steam train enthusiast, I'd happily go back there.

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2021

  • "On arrival we found the accommodation to be quite lovely."

    We were disappointed with the overall cleanliness of the property. We didn’t use the downstairs shower room at all! The outside photograph is misleading as there is no garden to speak off. Overall we were pleased with the property size wise but it’s quite tired in places now and needs certain things replacing and cleanliness was an issue for us.

    Reviewed by MatthiasOct 2021

  • "We very much enjoyed our long weekend in this property - it was well-equipped and had everything we needed."

    There was plenty of living space which was ideal for our group.

    Reviewed by JuliaOct 2021

  • "Beautiful barn conversion in a lovely setting."

    Great location for walking, the coast, and tourist attractions. Unfortunately, the barn wasn't as clean as it could have been, and some facilities weren't working properly. A little disappointing given the cost.

    Reviewed by LouAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Lots of fabulous walks right from the doorstep. It is a pity the local pub had closed during covid. We had a lovely stay and would happily have stayed again but it is now a no dog cottage.

    Reviewed by RuthAug 2021

  • "A quiet village location but was a little disappointing as the website had not been updated to show that the local Public House had closed and that the nearest place to have food and a drink was a few miles away."

    But on the whole it was a pleasant relaxing holiday. Accommodation was very good with everything we needed on hand, and some very nice walks through the wooded areas. Thanks

    Reviewed by DennisJul 2021

  • "This Barn is located in a lovely part of Wales ,with much to see from the nearby coastline to the fabulous Snowdonia national park - just on its doorstep."

    There's a lot of walking and cycling without using the car. Our walk up Cadrais Idris was a gem of a day and the narrow gauge railway a delight. The property itself would benefit from having a little money spent on it - new carpets, improved lighting etc

    Reviewed by JonathanJul 2021

  • "Lovely place, quiet, local to tywyn and Aberdovey."

    Only one small concern, although dog friendly, it was not very secure outside. We had to watch the dogs everytime they wanted to go out. Other than that it was great and we would not hesitate to go there again.

    Reviewed by PamMay 2021

  • "Hendre Bach barn was a lovely location to stay in order to explore many places in Wales."

    The barn was warm ,cosy and clean. The only fault we felt it had was it hasn’t got any safe area for small children or dogs outside. There are cottages either side of the property with road access for cars also a public mountain track which cars are not supposed to use although they do.

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2020

  • "I couldn’t fault Hendre Barn in any way."

    It was very well stocked with books and games and kitchen bits you might have forgotten. It was larger than I expected and the photos don’t do it enough justice. The sofas are huge and comfortable and the tv has built in apps for additional viewing options. The location is brill for dolphin spotting in Tywyn and local walks in the area. A dip in the nearby lake was our first adventure and I’d highly recommend it. The whole booking process was straight forward and key collection details easy. The location was extra special if you have read any of the children’s fantasy books by Susan Cooper as the locations are mentioned throughout. My family had a great time and would stay here again without hesitation.

    Reviewed by BrendaAug 2020

  • "Sofas not good for people with bad backs."

    Could do with another high backed chair. Otherwise all was good, plenty of space for an extended family. Easy access to coastal and inland attractons. Dog friendly and plenty of walks from the doorstep. Covid 19 did not spoil the holiday. Will book again. The Mair family. Staffordshire.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2020

  • "Lovel barn conversion with stunning views of the valley and surrounding area"

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2019

  • "A lovely well planned barn conversation inside the southern boundary of the Snowdonia National Park."

    The Talyllyn Railway steam railway runs in the hills behind, and it's a 5 min walk to the station from the house. You get the best of both with the mountains and coast, Cadair Idris is very close by, as is the stunning fishing village and beach of Aberdovey.

    Reviewed by KevinMay 2019

  • "Really great location with many stunning views of Snowdonia National Park."

    Reviewed by LauraMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, great location would recommend."

    Lovely walks from the doorstep.nice pub walking distance 10 minutes away.enjoyed the talyllyn railway, tywyn beach about 5 miles away & free parking. Visited fairbourne beach about 20 minutes away the water is really blue like somewhere abroad.lovely walks from tan y coed, picnic benches near the car park & toilets on site

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2019

  • "Lovely place to stay, very inviting place."

    Lovely lay-out and rooms, fully equipped kitchen and plenty of towels for each guest. Really helpful welcome guide in the kitchen. Storm Hannah paid us a visit while we stayed and even in the howling wind and rain it was fantastic place to stay with a lovely location in the village. We made use of Monopoly during the visit, the board games are in the sideboard, so many to choose from! Asda food delivery found us nice and easily too!

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2019

  • "Fantastic location for visiting coastal towns north and south."

    The best holiday house we have stayed in, home from home, well equipped and heating was on after arriving late evening. Would return and have already recommended.

    Reviewed by CarlaMar 2019

  • "Excellent cottage and is located right in themiddle of trees with a waterfall at the end of the road."

    Reviewed by LauraOct 2018

  • "This was our second visit to this lovely property."

    The location is truly stunning and the property extremely comfortable.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2018

  • "Theinternet description for the holiday cottage was very accurate, the barn wasexactly as described."

    Fortunately the weather was sunny and warm for the day wehad to do some washing so could hang it out to get it dry as there was no tumble dryer. On arrival we were overwhelmed by Barn its beauty, location and serenity. Local pub did excellent meals as did the local cafe. Had to travel to Tywyn for shopping but what a beautiful beach and small village centre. Did not go on the Tylyllyn railway but watched and filmed it from the cottage.We will go on it next year. Some stunning places to go Abersytwith, Talyllyn, Aberdovey, Barmouth, Harlech and Golcoch falls. Will have to go next year to explore the rest Altogether a wonderful holiday for distressing. Many thanks John Lindley.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location, so peaceful."

    It's a small gripe perhaps, but a welcome pack should be provided at this price - just the essentials... tea, coffee, bread, butter, milk. It could have been cleaner too - kitchen was a little grubby (which I always find off-putting) and cutlery tarnished and rusting. I do feel slightly bad to sound so negative because we had an absolutely fabulous time and I would certainly return!

    Reviewed by GrahameAug 2018

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage in an idealic setting."

    Had all the home comforts you could wish for . Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2018

  • "A great place to stay with lots of walks around the area."

    4 people stayed in the barn comfortably and it is a lot bigger in person than the photographs show. The house has lots of facilities, unlike places I’ve stayed before, which made it very easy to cook meals.

    Reviewed by LaurenMar 2018

  • "Beautiful and extremely comfortable barn in a stunning location."

    My daughter and I along with our two dogs spent a very relaxing week here and even the weather was kind to us. The house is very well equipped with everything you could need. The property is situated in a small village just inside Snowdonia National Park and is surrounded by mountains with fantastic walking just yards from the front door. Worth mentioning is the fact that the village has no shop and the nearest supermarket is around 6 miles away, worth bearing in mind if you arrive with no food or refreshments. The village does have a very welcoming pub though that provides very good food. Apart from walking, there is so much to explore in the region and this house makes a great base for doing that. We really couldn't have chosen anywhere better.

    Reviewed by JanetMar 2018

  • "Easy to walk the dogs - great space - although plenty brochures maybe a few maps - one on the wall maybe?"

    thank you again

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2017

  • "Great cottag -we loved it!"

    Everything working exactly as it should. Good to have the extra shower room - a real boon with three adults. Locatiion in Abergyolwyn perfect for exploring Snowdonia to the north and mid Wale so the south. You can glimpse the Tallylyn Railway puffing through the trees just up the hill and Abergynolwyn station is only a few minutes walk away, so the perfect spot if you are are train fan. Tywyn and Machynlleth within easy reach foir shoppiing and both have larger Co-op supermarkets - so very easy for shopping for provisions. Railway Inn is only a few minutes walk away for the nights you dont want to cook - friendly service and good food. Highly recommended cottage.

    Reviewed by NeilSep 2017

  • "Great property, very comfortable and clean with good facilities."

    We would happily visit again in the future, and hopefully next time be able to stay longer!

    Reviewed by DionJun 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x family room with 1 single and 1 adult bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (seats 4)
  • Dining room (seats 6)
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 1 Large Smart TV with FreeSat, WiFi, selection of books, games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Front patio with furniture
  • 2 Well behaved dogs welcomed, Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7 miles
  • Note: All bedrooms have sloping ceilings with some head height restrictions
  • Note: One double bed is only accessed from one side
  • Note: There's six steps down to the front door
  • Note: There is a stream/brook close to the cottage, children must be supervised
  • Please note: the garden is not fully secure, so all children must be supervised

The property

This lovely barn conversion is set in a courtyard location on the edge of the village of Abergynolwyn in the Dysynni Valley, within the Snowdonia National Park.

This delightful cottage is ideal for families and friends wishing to explore this beautiful part of the country.

There are six steps down to the front door of this property from where you enter into the large well-equipped kitchen which has a table and chairs.

From here you enter through into the comfortable beamed sitting room where you can relax and through a further door, you have the dining room.

There is also a shower, basin and WC on this ground floor.

Up the stairs are two double bedrooms and one family room with a single bed and adult bunk.

All bedrooms have sloping ceilings and beams which all add to the character of the property.

A bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC, again with characterful sloping ceilings, completes the accommodation.

Outside there is a patio with furniture where you can relax with a refreshing drink and listen to the stream that trickles nearby, whilst planning your next day’s activities.

The cottage is surrounded by stunning countryside and some of Europe’s best mountain bike trails.

There are also many beaches at nearby Aberdovey, Tywyn and Barmouth, which all have watersports.

For a more leisurely day why not visit the pretty market town of Dolgellau with its selection of shops, pubs and restaurants?

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About the location


Tywyn 7 miles; Aberdovey 11 miles; Dolgellau 12 miles.

The picturesque village of Abergynolwyn is situated in the beautiful Dysynni Valley within the Snowdonia National Park. Abergynolwyn makes a great base for a holiday and has something to offer everyone. Local attractions are numerous and include superb walking and cycling, fishing on the beautiful Tal-y-Llyn Lake and the famous Tal-y-Llyn Railway - an historic narrow-gauge steam railway with trains running from Tywyn (on the coast) to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol. The line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol. All of the Cardigan Bay coastline is within easy touring distance and offers some of the finest award winning beaches in Wales. A superb base for climbing Cadair Idris.

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