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Cyffdy Cottage - Aran

(Ref. 969997)

Parc near Bala, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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87 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful place to stay, warm, cosy."

    Great location. Found the hob hard to fathom but that's probably because we are used to having Gas. One criticism... wait for it.. no pegs to hang washing out! Other than that couldn't fault. Will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Apr 2024

  • "Had a great stay at Aran Cottage home from home liked it so much coming back in September."

    Everything you needed was in the Cottage very clean plenty of Logs for the Log burner. Comfortable bed secure garden the dog loved it. The scenery was fantastic took some great pics our host Stephanie was very helpful when we needed to book in to see a Vet she supplied us with the number and directions. Can’t wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2024

  • "We stayed at Aran Cyffdy in March."

    The cottage is comfortable, warm and well equipped. Aran is the most private of the three cottages up a steep bend on the hill. We didn’t use the communal area as had no children but it looked very nice. A very safe place for our dog who loved the freedom outside. Don’t forget a bag of carrots for the donkeys who welcome you every morning. Would recommend to Families and couples. Thankyou Jacqueline

    Reviewed by Jacqueline3.8Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful setting and lovely well maintained cottage."

    So very relaxing and wonderful donkeys to pet as well! Fabulous place to stay and relax , a wonderful remote feeling but only 10 minutes to Bala

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2024

  • "This property is just absolutely gorgeous the location is just stunning it’s one of the best cottages we have stayed in yet."

    It had everything you needed it was nice and warm and we just felt right at home. The cottage owner is also extremely helpful and friendly too. We are definitely going back again hopefully next year.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely property, very peaceful and beautiful scenery."

    Lovely cottage but it was quite cold when the heating wasn’t on, fire was very welcome! Beds very comfy but the duvet is extremely heavy and quite hard to handle when trying to move around at night, but it did provide the warmth needed! Living room could benefit from more softer lighting and more ornaments and pictures on walls to make it more homely. Softer lighting in dining area to make it more romantic in the evenings! But lovely stay in all, dog loved the size of the outdoor space and the resident donkeys are lovely! Would really suit families.

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Dec 2023

  • "Lovely property with stunning views what ever the weather."

    Nice comfitable beds and the cottage had every thing we needed. Close to Bala for shopping but far enough away to be nice and quiet.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2023

  • "What a wonderful view from Aran cottage of Lake Bala and Snowdonia park."

    The cottage has all the essentials for a comfortable and peaceful stay.

    Reviewed by John4.4Oct 2023

  • "Aran cottage was like a home from home."

    The owners had thought of everything we would need during our stay. The cottage was warm and cosy and the views from the property were stunning. We would definitely book to stay in Aran again.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2023

  • "Overall, we had a pleasant stay at the cottage, plenty of things to do in the local area."

    We loved the views and the secluded situation of the cottage. Beds were comfortable, garden was private and our daughter liked the trampoline and swing. We would have liked the cottage to be better stocked with basics such as salt and pepper, clingfilm, binbags, dishwasher salt, toilet paper, sugar for coffee etc as we had to go and buy stuff. Having a bottle of wine on arrival is a nice touch that many other cottages have. Further more, we felt there were too many reminders about picking up dog waste and it got to the point we felt bothered.

    Reviewed by Ida3.8Aug 2023

  • "We had a really great time and felt very comfortable in the cottage and it’s setting."

    The cottage was well equipped and really clean and fresh. It catered for all our needs and the children loved the extras of the Donkeys, trampoline and football net. Very nice touch. Excellent location. We will definitely be returning and we would happily recommend.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2023

  • "This was our 2nd visit to Cyffdy cottages, this time staying in Aran as we thought the larger 2nd bedroom would suit our growing children."

    Cottage was lovely and the views were just stunning even with a glimpse of the lake from some windows. Plenty of enclosed outdoor space for our dog to safely wander outside the cottage and a lovely balcony area with outdoor seating to enjoy those magnificent views. Lovely to have the donkeys in the field next to us and they even began to recognise us when we came back after a day out! The grounds of Cyffdy are immaculate and provide a lovely space for the children to have a play. The trampoline and football goal are fab and nice for the children to have a little safe space. There are so many things to do in the surrounding areas to keep you very busy but it was always lovely to come back to our peaceful cottage at the end of the day where we had everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing break. Thank you again, we really didn’t want to go home!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was beautiful, very comfortable, we did have a problem with the boiler leaking but this was sorted straight away, we will definitely return as loved every minute of our stay."

    The Charlton's and Max the dog

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely quiet place to get away from it all with beautiful scenery."

    A secure and safe space for the dog.

    Reviewed by Alec5.0Jul 2023

  • "Pleasant property, comfortable, well equipped in beautiful location with amazing views."

    Anyone with mobility or fitness issues should note that the steps to the property are deep and the internal staircase is steep.

    Reviewed by Linda3.8Jun 2023

  • "Cottage situated in a spectacular position with amazing views out over Lake Bala and the Snowdonia mountains."

    The cottage was very comfortable and met all our expectations. We had a really lovely week here, and the weather was fantastic too!

    Reviewed by Gill5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely delightful cottage."

    The views from the balcony are outstanding. The inside of the cottage is comfy, quaint and everything you need to relax and enjoy your holiday. Will definitely be making a return visit in the near future. Couldn't ask for anything more.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wow what a beautiful comfortable stay at Arun Cottage."

    Surrunding fields full of sheep and our 2 Donkey friends Lilly and Grufalo that came for their carrots every morning. Beautiful location. Communication and arrival instructions easy and clear to follow. Stacy was very helpful and sorted things out straight away gave us good information too about the local area. We had a thoroughly lovely stay and can't recommend it enough. We look forward to returning. Sykes cottages booking process was also good gave all the information needed was easy to use. Will definitely book with them again. All in all fantastic cottage and great service from Sykes.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Apr 2023

  • "We have stayed twice at this cottage, it is just lovely and in a great location."

    The cottage is superbly clean and beautifully presented. It’s modern along with having a cottage charm. The location is stunning with brilliant views of the surrounding hills and mountains. Bala town centre is a few minutes drive away and has two convenience stores along with some really nice independent shops/cafes/bakers/butchers. What are you waiting for- book now to avoid disappointment.

    Reviewed by Helena5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is one of the nicest holiday homes we've stayed in!"

    For three adults and a dog, this home was spacious for all of us. The views were stunning. The kitchen/dining area was used a lot, especially for a Sunday Roast we cooked up. The fireplace was a great addition but the home's heating system was enough for us in the first place. The bedrooms were spacious with radiators, and also come with a separate electric heater that does wonders. The bathroom/shower facilities were even better than our own home! In terms of what to do around the area, there were National Parks, Forests, and Bala, and it's also fairly close to Barmouth and an hour's drive to Llandudno. We were lucky with the weather, which is why we got to do so many things. However, in the summer, there would be a lot more out there available for you to do. Overall, we would highly recommend this place if you're looking for a short stay in the North of Wales.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "The property was absolutely stunning, so were the surroundings."

    Facilities were great, could not have asked for more. The bed was also insanely comfortable! We had the best time. Also an extra thank-you for the owners for being so good with communication, we were unable to go the day we had planned due to snow and they allowed us to extend our trip by one day so we didn’t lose any days or money. Really appreciated that. We would go back in a heartbeat!

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at this cosy, idyllic cottage."

    A real tonic and just what we needed. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Lydia5.0Feb 2023

  • "We really enjoyed staying in this place."

    It was the perfect place for a quiet winter break. Before we came we were a bit concerned about being warm enough but we were very cosy with the wood burner in the living room and backup heater in the bedroom. It was a great location for trips out to Llyn Tegid and the nearby hills and mountains, and we loved the friendly vibe in Bala.

    Reviewed by Tomas5.0Jan 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage with brilliant views."

    No issues with the cottage. However the heating was on a timer and was off most of the day. It was freezing cold outside and cold inside. Especially as we were snowed in for 2 days so just sat inside. I really think that if a property is offered in the middle of winter it should NOT have restricted heating. The very steep drive was only gritted the evening before we left. I also think the owners should supply more logs for the burner as we ran out very quickly.

    Hi, we appreciate your feedback. However we were not contacted at all in regards to any of the above issues. We are more than happy to amend the heating times for guests which we do regularly. If you had got in touch and advised us of this we could have extended the heating hours. The bedrooms in the cottage also have electric heaters which can be put on at anytime. We are not able to give guests full control of the heating as it is set on the boiler which we cant give access to due to health and safety. With regards to the logs we supply enough to get a fire going and keep it going for the first night, the guests will then need to purchase more for the duration of their stay. If you had also contacted us about being snowed in we could have gritted sooner. We are always on hand to help in any situation and all guests have our contact details. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian3.4Jan 2023

  • "A wonderful second stay at this delightful cottage after our first visit was cut short."

    We loved being back, the cottage was just as comfortable and cosy as we remembered. Very well equipped kitchen, comfortable master bedroom and plenty of space. We look forward to staying again soon!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage with amazing attention to detail."

    Located just outside of Bala town centre with all the shops and amenities you could possibly want. We will definitely be back very soon.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Oct 2022

  • "Our third visit, we love the cottage feel likes home as soon as we open the door."

    The scenery is stunning and so peaceful. The only thing that breaks the silence is the wildlife. Wonderful hosts too. We will return for sure

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2022

  • "Aran cottage was excellent for us."

    Perfectly situated, secluded with outdoor seating a plenty. The views from both inside and out are widespread and stunning. The cottage itself is very well furnished, with comfy sofas, a brilliant kitchen that had everything we needed and more! As for the bed, it is a super king and just the best! Bedding, carpets, towels etc all of great quality. It was spotlessly clean. We loved the area, enjoyed walks and felt very refreshed at the end of the week. Thank you

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great stay in lovely cottage."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2022

  • "Aron is a fantastic cottage in the quiet countryside surrounded by mountains."

    The Owner is lovely and welcoming. We've been twice now and hopefully will be back again.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jul 2022

  • "Aran cottage has the most stunning views!"

    It’s peaceful and quiet and has everything you need. Our dog Lenny absolutely loved being able to run around and play in the field out the front. Great location for exploring. If you are very tall like my boyfriend 6’5. He did hit his head quite a few times. Other than that it was perfect for us. Excellent communication from the owner, we had a lovely break. Just what we needed’ highly recommend this tranquil little cottage.

    Reviewed by Jade4.1Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, peaceful place exactly what we were looking for."

    Reviewed by Jamie4.1Jun 2022

  • "Had such a lovely stay, so clean and all the facilities you need."

    Thank you so much

    Thank you for your lovely feedback and great comments. We're happy you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0May 2022

  • "Was great place will definitely visit again, we will miss the sounds of the sheep singing."

    Thank you for your great feedback, we look forward to welcoming you back to stay again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matt5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was situated in a fantastic location and even within the group of properties it was very quiet."

    The cottage was spotless when we arrived and had all the space and facilities we required. Great space and ideally situated for travel around the Snowdonia region. Would recommend to anyone.

    Thank you Mr Hutchinson for your great feedback. It's great to hear that you had a lovely stay at our beautiful cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2022

  • "Had a great time ,the cottage was fantastic ,well maintained clean and had all we needed ,views were amazing and the owners were so friendly and helpful ,would highly recommend ."


    Thank you for your great feedback and we're very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to having you stay again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, relaxing and private retreat, picturesque location, very comfortable with all the required facilities."

    Thoroughly enjoyed everything about the cottage and our expectations were more than met.

    Thank you for your great feedback. We're very happy you enjoyed your stay and all the cottage had to offer. The views are quite spectacular from the decking. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Feb 2022

  • "Third time staying at Cyffdy Cottages and it has changed ownership since our last visit."

    By far the best views we have had in any cottage we have stayed in. Cottage was nice and cosy. Slight issue with the boiler which owner Stacy sorted immediately. Would highly recommend Cyffdy Cottages and we will certainly be back for a fourth visit!

    Thank you for your great feedback. We are glad you had a great time staying at Cyffdy Cottages and hope to see you return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jan 2022

  • "Loved this cottage, clean and wonderful location and views."

    It was a bit cold though, the heating came on too early (and woke us up) and went off too early. It got cold really quickly. We did not feel we could spend a day in....unless we spent a fortune on logs for the wood burner. We did not always want to light a fire if we were going out again sooner rather than later. However this is not a deal breaker and we will return again but in the summer if there is availability as we loved it so much. Another tip is for a bigger mirror to be installed in the main bedroom...trying to use the hair dryer/make-up with such a small mirror was not easy...but again not a deal breaker it would just make things easier. Otherwise loved it here and didn't want to leave.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Dec 2021

  • "A very comfortable and well equipped cottage in a beautiful area."

    The cottage was clean and cosy and was ideal for our family and small dog. The surrounding are is stunning.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Oct 2021

  • "We couldn't have asked for anything better."

    Aran was such a lovely, cosy cottage and had everything we needed. It was so well equipped - like home from home really. The views from the cottage were breathtaking. Stephanie was on hand if we needed anything (we didn't). This was our second visit to Cyffdy Cottages and no doubt we will be going back again. So very welcoming.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Oct 2021

  • "Our stay at Aran was extremely peaceful and the views from the dining room are spectacular over the Y Bala valley to the mountains behind."

    The area is great for walking and the cottage is a very comfortable base. We could not get the WiFi to work but did not enquire with the owner as the 4g signal was strong. We had a wonderful holiday and definitely wish to return to this delightful cottage.

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Oct 2021

  • "Communication was great, the cottage was spotless, all information needed was clear and the views are amazing."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2021

  • "This was a beautiful and comfortable cottage with fantastic views."

    The cottage was very clean, and had everything you needed. The bedrooms had lovely views and the double bed was very comfortable. The owners are situated very close which was reassuring in case of problems. The cottage is only a five minute drive from Bala lake, so great for water sports enthusiasts. Bala itself is a lovely place with some unusual shops, the Indian restaurant and the Turkish restaurant are top notch. This is a fantastic cottage, in a fantastic location. Just one point the cottage is accessed by a flight 8 steps up to the front door, so not accessible for people with mobility difficulties. There are however other cottages that are accessible. We will definitely be returning to this cottage, highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Sep 2021

  • "This was our second stay at Aran and we have booked again for next year."

    It is the most wonderful cottage which is equipped with everything you need. The views and location are perfect and an excellent base to explore Snowdonia. Just perfect.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful views and a wonderful setting"

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2021

  • "Cottages are a great base and have everything you need ."

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a splendid holiday in Aran Cottage."

    The only problem was, the water went of one morning but the owner was soon on to it and her son provided us with 2 bottles of water to make tea etc. The views of the surrounding countryside are spectacular and we made good use of the outside seating areas. The beds were comfortable. We were not overlooked, so we enjoyed the peace and quiet and the birds singing and the bees that loved the lavender outside the gate. We would definitely recommend this cottage and the surrounding area. Lots to see and do. Good restaurants and cafes in Bala. Good base for Snowdonia and North Wales. Places we also recommend are Llangollen and also Barmouth for the lovely beach and dunes.

    Reviewed by Carole4.4Jul 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Aran cottage."

    The property itself is perfect for exploring north wales and the views are breathtaking. I have a few musts when renting out holiday cottages 1)the shower must be good, Arans was so good I asked where Stephanie got the shower head 2) the beds must be comfortable, we slept so well all week and 3) dog friendly which this property certainly is. We love the layout of the gardens/decking and how it wraps around the e property with a gate to keep the pups where they should be. The kitchen was fully equipped with everything we could need, clean, bright and quiet place to spend a week. It’s so peaceful and the self check in is very helpful. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic secluded location."

    Minimal contact with owners but we felt if we’d needed to contact we could.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jul 2021

  • "Wow what an amazing place to stay, really the photos don’t do it any justice and the owners are absolutely amazing any issues and they are fast at sorting it and making your stay the best they can, there is also loads of information of places to visit and go in this cottage."

    We couldn’t have been more impressed and would definitely visit again!!

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great location, kitchen is well equipped."

    Sofa's comfortable and wood burner great on a chilly evening. Note in bedroom asked not to open windows as broken. Found room too hot. I'm sure this will be addressed soon.

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time at this lovely dog friendly cottage right in the middle of this beautiful country side."

    Just the right place to switch off and relax. Stephanie was great and answered any questions and made our stay welcomed. Would definitely recommend Cyffdy Cottages and stay again here in the future.

    Reviewed by Nadine5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful, peaceful cottage with stunning views."

    The cottage was everything I was hoping for and had everything we needed, we had a very relaxing break and will definitely be returning here.

    Reviewed by Pete5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was home from home, the owners had thought of everything and more."

    A perfect location for a getaway, stunning location, stunning views

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Nov 2020

  • "Peace and quiet."

    Reviewed by Trevor4.4Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was of a very high standard, the only thing we needed to bring was the food, kitchen was fully equipped the bedrooms was lovely and cosy, very suprised to see hangers for your clothes and the living room was so homely and the bathroom was fully equipped as with all the rooms, if there was any fault with the place this would of been no where to let your dog off the lead on the grounds or off the grounds which was ashame but in saying that, I would definitely go back there as the place and surrounding area is so picturesque and relaxing, thank you for letting us stay there."


    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2020

  • "It was a beautiful cottage in a wonderful location."

    The cottage had everything we needed. AND MORE. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and were able to travel far and wide to visit some great locations, even a trip up Snowdon although the weather wasn’t kind to us, but we are so glad we did it. This cottage offers everything from a cosy night/day in to being able to travel around easily we had a few sunny days and were able to sit on the sunny terrace with a glass of wine, just perfect. We loved it, thank you for making our holiday possible, we felt safe and secure in this lovely clean environment.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage close to Bala, amazing views with great facilities made this like home away from home."

    The dog loved the cottage and we are looking forward to going again next year. Perfect peaceful quiet holiday retreat for entire family!

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Jul 2020

  • "This is the most wonderful Cottage in an idealic spot if you like peace and quiet which we do."

    Saying that it is only a short drive to shops cafes etc. We needed for nothing everything we need was there. Dog friendly which is a must for us and the cottage was great having a large enclosed garden. Our hosts were lovely gave us all the information we needed and due to covid communicated by txt. We loved to so much already booked for next year. Skye cottages sadly we were unable to contact when we made the original booking had a small query when we booked. Presume this was due to covid but very frustrating at the time. As it turned out the cottage and holiday was perfect.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was simply stunning!"

    Very cosy with all creature comforts! The host was respectful and thoughtful, she has thought every little detail, to enable visitors to have the most idyllic country cottage experience! Looking forward to revisiting:)

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a lovely relaxing week at Aran Cottage although the weather has been a bit wild at times but we were warm and cosy in the cottage with views to die for and watch the kite flying passed the cottage with other birds of prey."

    We have been to Cyffdy before and that week we were able to walk over hills and mountains but this time with the amount of rain over the passed few weeks we decided to walk else where. One day we went down to the white water rapids ,well worth a visit) We did a few walks around Bala down by the river and one sunny day we drove over to Barmouth and had walks along the beach. I would like to say thanks to Steph for the scones,jam,daffodils and card for my birthday which I celebrated there. The cottage is well equipped if you like cooking as I do .The slow cooker is a bonus and also having a television in the kitchen dining room so while you are preparing a meal you can catch up on what ever you want . The garden is dog friendly all the way round the cottage so you do not have to worry about your dog if you let him/she out . We will hopefully be returning

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Feb 2020

  • "The owners were concerened that we were o."

    K due to storm Dennis and checked to see if we needed anything. would definatley go back again to this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Feb 2020

  • "The fire in the front room had been disconnected."

    ... the heating was set on a timer, where we had no control of, when the heating went off, it went cold very quickly. That was the only downfall.

    Reviewed by Wendy3.8Jan 2020

  • "Idyllic relaxing stunning views home away from home"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jan 2020

  • "Such beautiful scenery from the cottage."

    Our dog was safe he could go out in the garden. I don't think there is anything that you could ask for that isn't provided for you in this cottage. 5 *.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful and private with wonderful veiws."

    The only downside was the kitchen floor which was stone cold! But the gas fire made the place wonderfully cosy. I do hope to come again

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.4Dec 2019

  • "Great location."

    Cottage was lovely and clean with great facilities, Couldn’t of asked for more.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage, facilities and location are fantastic."

    We had a wonderful week and hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Sep 2019

  • "Excellent cottage with stunning views,very clean with all the amenities you could possibly require."

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Aug 2019

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cottage in a beautiful rural setting."

    A real home-away-from-home with everything you need available. We absolutely loved being close to the sheep and watching their different personalities, and bleating. We saw a lot of wildlife, bird song and just the sheer beauty of the countryside. Utter relaxation and didn't want to leave. There is so much to do within a short distance too, castles, mountains, stunning scenery, lots of pubs and restaurants - so much so, that we know we will definitely be coming back!

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2019

  • "The situation of the cottage and the peace and quiet are amazing."

    Very comfortable and the facilities are great.

    Reviewed by Frank4.7Jun 2019

  • "Brilliant location, everything you could possibly need and more !"

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jun 2019

  • "The location of Aran cottage for the views cannot be faulted they were fantastic ..."

    The location of Aran cottage for the views cannot be faulted they were fantastic having a coffee on the porch every morning looking out across at the view was a very good way to start each day the facilities at Aran were brilliant it had everything we needed Stephanie the owner was there if needed we really could not ask for better would definitely want to return in the future

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2019

  • "A beautiful cosy clean cottage with amazing views."

    We went for a week in January and loved it that much we returned for a further week in march. A total credit to the owners

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2019

  • "A beautiful, clean cosy cottage."

    Stunning views, the perfect place to come for a relaxing and tranquil holiday. Have holidayed in Wales many times and this is the best cottage we have stayed in. The Britton family

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Feb 2019

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage, very clean and comfortable."

    The only issue was the wi-fi, which didn't work for us and made it more difficult to look for places to visit online. Despite this, it was a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.1Dec 2018

  • "Relaxing and chilling place to holiday, everything you needed was there, the views and the setting was fabulous, we will certainly be booking this cottage again but in the summer months to take full advantage of the views."

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Nov 2018

  • "Wow wow wow we LOVED this cottage."

    We've stayed in Snowdonia many times and this was by far our favourite. We instantly felt welcomed by the friendly owners, and felt at home the very first night. We woke up to amazing views and the cottage was in the perfect location for all the places we visited. The cottage was clean, very private and well equipped with everything we needed regarding bathroom, kitchen and the bed was so comfortable. Can't comment on the WiFi as didn't need/use it. The dog enjoyed both the garden and courtyard and both were secure (and he's an adventurous dog!) Overall we look forward to booking up here again next year!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage owners couldn’t be more helpful."

    Would be 10/10 if only the WIFI worked it does say it’s tempermental but I did not manage to connect at any time during our week there.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Aug 2018

  • "Very rural ,weather spoilt it really left a day early , bed was very comfortable ..."

    Very rural ,weather spoilt it really left a day early , bed was very comfortable and big just felt it needed a deep clean but I suppose that’s what you get when pets are allowed,

    Reviewed by Lisa3.4Jul 2018

  • "Excellent location, lovely views, hosts were fine."

    It would help if they could provide more cuttlery and crockery. It is a cottage for 4 people and we were provided with 4 forks, 5 spoons and 4 dinner plates. Reminded me of my uni days living in a hostel! Rani

    We were very sorry that you felt your stay in the Aran cottage did not meet expectations. There was a big list of things you wanted changed and supplied, which we did our upmost to accommodate and you gave the impression that you were more than happy with the service you had recieved and told us that you would definitely be coming back, however, after reading your scores and comments I feel very disappointed because we do not know what else we could have possibly done to make your experience here happier. Cyffdy Cottages is a small family run business and we pride ourselves on the accuracy and cleanliness of each cottage and maintain the highest possible standards for each and every guest that comes to stay, once again, looking at your scores and comments we can only apologise for not succeeding in providing you with the level of accuracy and cleanliness you expected. We have looked at all your scores and comments in detail and where we feel we can make positive changes, we will certainly do so.Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by R2.8Jun 2018

  • "The owners were really welcoming."

    We got the impression that nothing was too much trouble. Very relaxing. We will visit again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Jun 2018

  • "Not able to let our dog off his lead in the garden as there is post and rail fence which most dogs would be able to access."

    The field the other side has grazing sheep. Could have been easily made a dog freindly area if they had put some stock or chicken wire along the bottom. Then the property woild be dog freindly ( more enjoyable ). Could not have patio doors open unless the dog was on the lead. Maybe a bit more thought by the owners!

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and in a lovely position with views of the countryside."

    The only downside was that the garden wasn't secure enough to let our dog outside without supervision. Having said that I would certainly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Apr 2018

  • "We thought everything was perfect."

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    Friendly owners. Negatives were - WiFi is extremely poor , takes over 5 mins to load a single,email! Advertised as having sky tv which was not true as the subscription had expired a while ago and only normal,tv channels available!

    Reviewed by Phil4.2Feb 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with log burner.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Woodburner,Starter pack provided for 1st night for wood burner
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Storage
  • Front decking and gravel area with furniture, rear gravel area with furniture
  • One well-behaved dogs welcom.
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Note: 8 steps up to property
  • Note: This property has a check in time of 4pm
  • Note: This property is very rural and the WIFI is intermittent - 4G works fine
  • NOTE: This property ONLY operates Friday - Friday for weekly bookings or either Friday - Monday and Monday - Friday for short breaks
  • NOTE: Heating is on a timer and will be adjusted accordingly

The property

Aran is a modern, detached cottage ideally placed in the village of Parc in the Snowdonia National Park.

With a homely interior and its close proximity to the wonderful facilities of Bala and the Snowdonia National Park, this cottage can act as a warming base for an active break, or a cosy getaway for you and your family or friends.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 971762 and 971763, together they sleep 14.

This property has a good housekeeping bond of £200.

Cyffdy Cottages

A group of three beautifully refurbished, stone-built cottages set overlooking the astonishing scenery of the Snowdonia National Park, three miles from the charming market town of Bala. All three properties combine traditional features such as exposed stonework and wooden beams, with contemporary interior features to create a homely, relaxing spot to base your North Wales getaway. It is a fine location for all things outdoors, with the excellent facilities of Bala Lake a short trip away. The area abounds in elite walking paths and trails, including Aran nearby. The living areas are wonderfully welcoming, and after an exhausting day of exploring the area, curl up on the modern sofa under a blanket and watch the TV with the fire ablaze. Prepare and enjoy each mealtime together in the charming kitchen/diner, providing all of the necessary equipment and rustic wooden dining furniture. Indulge in your awe-inspiring setting by taking a seat in one of the many garden areas here at Cyffdy, enjoy a refreshing drink and a good book with the astonishing scenery to be admired. Bala has something to suit every taste, this market town offers a fantastic range of places to shop, eat and drink, a golf course, plus plenty of walking and cycling routes. Bala Lake is unmissable for water sports enthusiasts, as well as boasting opportunities for boating. If a day by the sea is what you desire, the North Wales coast is slightly further afield, is showcases some incredible scenery as well as magnificent castles and much to see and do. A trio of thoughtfully decorated cottages in a wonderful North Wales location.

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

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About the location


Bala 3.5 miles; Dolgellau 16 miles; Chester 40 miles.

The picturesque village of Parc stands on the banks of the River Llanfor amidst the beautiful Snowdonia National Park boasting stunning mountainous views and easy access to the great facilities scattered throughout this delightful area. The nearby market town of Bala offers a great range of shops, pubs and eateries, whilst being home to Bala Lake, the largest natural body of water in Wales renowned for its excellent watersports and boating opportunities. Alternatively take a trip to the nearby popular towns of Dolgellau, with its monthly farmer’s market, or Betws-y-Coed, famous for its cascading waterfalls and enchanting river pools. With an abundance of great walking, fishing and cycling available throughout the area and easy access to the whole of the North Wales coast with its majestic castles and lovely beaches, this fabulous location is simply not to be missed!

NOTE: This property ONLY operates Friday - Friday for weekly bookings or either Friday - Monday and Monday - Friday for short breaks.

This property has a good housekeeping bond of £200.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas