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The Ingle

(Ref. 1095807)

Barmouth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

3.9

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • stay (10)
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  • views (10)
  • steps (8)
  • ingle (8)

20 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful little cottage."

    The views were worth the walk up the steps to get to the cottage.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely little bolthole to escape to, the steep climb to get there is worth it for the amazing views, you do need to be fairly fit to manage the steps and would definitely advise not too much luggage."

    As echoed by others the outside seating could have been better, no chairs as shown in pics just a bench. Luckily we had some camping chairs in the car which we could use. The cottage itself was cozy and comfy, the kitchen area was very limited and as we stayed a week we needed to prepare a few meals and there was very little space to do this but for a short stay it would definitely suffice. All in all we would recommend the Ingle to anyone seeking a short break in a lovely location away from the hustle and bustle but within reach of everything you need.

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Aug 2023

  • "On the whole the Ingle is as described."

    However, considering previous feedback the shower still floods the sitting room. The bathroom basin is also unusable due to size and positioning. When booking self-catering I expect to be able to cook. The 'oven' is unusable other than for reheating food and is also in a dangerous position. There is also no means of escape if a fire were to occur and you were in the bedroom. The window only opens at the top - I am not sure this complies with fire regulations. The views from the cottage are stunning, that alone made our holiday.

    Reviewed by Tracey2.8Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage, central, amazing views, lovely ambiance."

    Shall pack lighter on next visit! Only downside was lack of comfy outside chair and fridge a little on the small side

    Reviewed by Clare4.1Jul 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay at the Ingle, the cottage is quirky and has magnificent views."

    However, issues from previous reviews have not been addressed. 1) The fact that the cottage needs to be accessed via Georges Lane and the route from there needs to be made much more explicit. the information we received from Sykes told us to access the cottage via the Dinas Oleu Road. This really needs to change as we followed these instructions and as the access road was closed, got quite lost. The higher road is very, very steep. the steps up from George's Lane is much more manageable. 2) The shower still drips into the living space. That said the cottage is cosy and centrally located but only if you are fit and like a hike.

    Reviewed by Julie3.1Jul 2023

  • "Room heater only worked occasionally, table too high for chairs, microwave difficult/dangerous to reach up to, hob difficult to activate, broken door on freezer compartment in fridge, torches not working, wooden chopping board unhygienic, no fly spray, no info on separating rubbish for re-cycling, outside lights not working."

    Bed very comfortable, shower good.

    Reviewed by Judith3.1Jun 2023

  • "Cottage is very small but conversion is well designed, well furnished and very clean."

    Excellent location for walking and beach and manageable without a car. Lovely in good weather as beautiful view but would be hard work in rain as no space for wet clothes. Only basic cooking on hob possible as have to carry shopping up 133 steps and microwave and oven too high to be safely accessible. . On arrival you have to continue to walk up the very steep road then take the steps down on the right by the sign for Dinas olea but detailed instructions for access while the lower road is closed should be provided .

    Reviewed by Polly4.1Jun 2023

  • "Quirky little cottage in an outstanding position with the most amazing view but it has a few niggles (see other reviews) which are not being addressed."

    The shower does not drain properly, the tiny, tiny basin in the bathroom is totally inadequate, and alternative directions for access really should be given as the path closure has gone on for months. The steps access (133 of them in several short flights) is via St George's Lane (opposite The Tilman) - keep going up, past the benches, and just after the sandbags look for a narrow almost-hidden path to the left, in front of two cottages, The Ingle is just beyond these cottages. The accommodation is small but it is comfortable and well-equipped. The wifi was excellent, and parking permit provision brilliant. The position makes for excellent access to the hills above Barmouth as well as the town, but you do need to be fit, things get quite steep at times, and the staircase in the cottage is a glorified ladder. Travel light and with back-packs!

    Reviewed by Karen3.4Jun 2023

  • "It was a lovely break but would have been so much better as the road to the cottage was closed at the junction that the instructions told us to take so we had to use the very very steep hill to gain access in doing so my partner injured his ankle/leg which put paid to us doing the walking we intended."

    It would also help to have a sign at the top of the steps leading to the cottage . The cottage itself was wonderful the views amazing ,the bed was comfy kitchen area really good so really happy with our stay other than the climb which put a slight damper on our break . Would stay again if the access was opened up

    Reviewed by Carole3.8Jun 2023

  • "When we got there we followed the instructions to get to the cottage but someone never emailed us to let us know that when u go past a few cottage’s as it straightens out that the path was closed to people due to a retaining wall been rebuilt."

    That meant we had to go right to the top of the hill to get to the Ingle cottage. We would have thought that someone would have let us know about this. The way down to the main road and back we had to endure 136 steps because the way we were told to go we couldn’t which I think is pretty poor not letting us know. Also while my partner was in the shower I was sat on the sofa and got drips of water coming thru off the ceiling in the lounge in 2 places so I would be investigating where there is a leak if I was the owner.

    Reviewed by Jane4.1May 2023

  • "Wonderful little cottage."

    It is quite a climb up the steps and paths to the place, but so worth it. What a fabulous view ! We really enjoyed our stay. Very pretty area. Memorable- thankyou!

    Reviewed by Lorna4.4May 2023

  • "There were two storms that came through which caused a power cut."

    The agency were not interested in moving us so we could shower etc. We organised engineer to fix it. The agency did not even call back to see if it was fixed! The woman on the phone found the whole event amusing. The side window leaked too. I will not be using this agency again!

    Reviewed by Johanna2.8Apr 2023

  • "On the advert it does mention being “able bodied” I however think that is an understatement the property is at the top of a very steep hill."

    The views are lovely as per the pictures but I would say suggesting it is suffice to be able bodied is a massive understatement. The place is smaller than it appears on the photos - not a massive issue but it was far more cramped than I was expecting and my other half kept banging his head on the ceiling. We had about 10 woodlouse in the bedroom in the space of 3 days which I wasn’t a fan of- I am not sure if anything can be done about that as I understand that it is an old building. Overall the place was clean, the views spectacular and we were very lucky to have glorious weather all weekend.

    Thank you so much for the feedback. At the moment, the main path is out of action because of a collapsed wall, so I'm afraid you probably had to take the ultra-steep path, which is really hard work. Sorry to hear that took away from your trip, though. The access should be back to normal very soon. As far as the woodlice go, it is indeed a very old property built into the rock itself, so these are really unavoidable. But we're glad you found the property to be clean and enjoyed the views. Thanks again for the feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pamela3.1Apr 2023

  • "I have stayed in many places in Barmouth,the ingle is by far my favourite."

    The location is fantastic and the property is cosy and comfortable.If I have to come up with anything negative,an iron and ironing board would be nice but maybe I just couldn't find it.Hope to stay there again soon.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, Martin! We were thrilled to have you stay. We don't have an ironing board and iron right now - mainly because of the space constraints of the Ingle, but we'll look into it. With thanks again, and we hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Nov 2022

  • "The property is in need of some TLC."

    It was not clean and this was reported to Menai cottages. Views spectacular but walk to cottage can be difficult for less mobile, but we managed ok as reasonably fit 60 plus year olds.Take heed to travel light as it is a steep walk. Enjoyed our stay and loved Barmouth but wouldn't stay there again.

    We're really sorry to hear that the property was not clean to your standards. As you'll see from all our previous feedback, our housekeeping team normally do a fantastic job, and we're very sad to see you didn't love your trip as much as we would have liked you to. Thank you for letting us know though. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen3.1Oct 2022

  • "The only 2 problems we had were, the hair dryer, on hot it cuts out until it has cooled down, my hair is very thick so needed a hot hair dryer."

    The fire kept the place lovely and cosy but again sometimes would not turn on even on a morning after being off all night. Wiggle the thermostat control and it would eventually turn back on. On the whole....the cottage is amazing, a true gem of a find as you can probably guess as we extended our stay AND booked again. Some people complained about the outside furniture but we found the bench appropriate, particularly with the bench cushion, for the space. The oven was a bit tricky to figure out but hey ho survived on fish and chips lol. My husband says to apologise to the house keeper as my hair moults like an orangutan

    We're thrilled you had a such a great time and can't wait to welcome you back next year! We'll make sure there's a new hairdryer for you next time too! :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christina4.4Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The property was comfortable, except for the exceptionally tiny bathroom sink, and tastefully furnished.The heating worked well and having a log effect electric fire was a added bonus. All the kitchenette facilities were of good quality, although perhaps inside the saucepan cupboard and cutlery drawer could have been cleaner. The bed sheets were also of good quality, but perhaps some shelving and a wardrobe, instead of a small dresser would give more storage. Only minor things and certainly nothing to spoil a lovely holiday in a beautiful property, with stunning views.

    Thank you so much for the feedback and we're thrilled you had a lovely holiday! We're looking into some storage options too. We hope to have you back again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Sep 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage with a great view."

    Perfect for our week holiday. We have a plumbing issue whilst there, which when reported was dealt with quickly and efficiently.

    Thank you so much, Phil! And thanks for your understanding regarding the minor plumbing issue. We really hope to see you back at the Ingle again before too long! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil4.7Sep 2022

  • "Had a truly memorable stay at ‘ The Ingle’ which was definitely enhanced by beautiful warm weather for our entire stay."

    The description was accurate so no surprises when we arrived. It is very tiny but the space available has been utilised well, and yes, the stairs are steep but you soon get used to them. Good shower and plenty of towels. Lovely comfy bed with fantastic views.The integral fridge is floor standing and the capacity is very minimal so I found it frustrating to use so just to be aware of this and also general storage space is mainly non existent. There is only one spotlight in the shower room and one evening as I put it on, it popped and fused the upstairs lighting circuit. I contacted Jo, the housekeeper, who was very helpful and managed to find out for us the location of the fuse box, and, after finding a spare bulb in the kitchen cupboard, we were back up and running again. It was Summer Bank Holiday during our stay so extremely busy in the town but so nice to escape the crowds and get back to The Ingle for some peace and tranquility and ‘those views’ The walks uphill from the back of the cottage were great with lots of options, also the ferry boat across to Fairbourne but just being there was a tonic in itself. No more to be said as the views say it all!!

    Reviewed by Kaye4.4Aug 2022

  • "The view from The Ingle is incredible and the cottage itself is beautiful and very tastefully decorated."

    We had a lovely 2 night stay in Barmouth and slept like logs, the bed is so comfy (and the sea air knocked us out!). Opening the curtains to that view of the sea in the morning was really special. A couple of little things - there were little black hairs on the stairs and in the bathroom so it didn’t feel super clean. We had to hunt for the welcome pack to try and find instructions for the oven etc, not sure why this isn’t left out, it was crumpled in a box behind the tv. The oven also didn’t look very clean inside. In the listing photos there were chairs on the balcony but when we stayed there was a very rickety old bench that felt and sounded like it was about to break. The shower was also very hot and couldn’t seem to be turned down. These are just little things but they add up - overall it was a lovely spot, very pretty and cosy.

    Thank you so much for the feedback and we’re so glad you loved The Ingle. Thank you too for pointing out the couple of issues you had. Without guests helping us find these little frustrations, we wouldn’t be able to fix them. We’re very happy to say the points you raised have now all been addressed - we do hope the issues didn’t spoil your stay. Everything is now fixed with a brand new bench on the patio for you to enjoy your next Ingle sunset G&T! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie3.8Jul 2022

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Summary

  • One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with flame-effect electric fire
  • Central heating with flame-effect electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, and fridge
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Permit parking for 1 car (400 metres from cottage)
  • Sun terrace with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.4 miles
  • Note: There is no road access to the cottage (even to drop off bags) and whilst the path or steps to the house only take a few minutes from the main street, this cottage is not suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 10am
  • Note: February 2023 - There is currently building work ongoing at the next door property for the next few months and the property is only accessible by the steps, not the path

The property

The Ingle is a lovingly renovated fisherman's cottage nestled on 'The Rock', a historic conservation area above Barmouth's seafront.

The cottage retains much of its original charm with exposed stone walls, flagstone flooring and exposed beams, allowing you to make the most of a romantic retreat.

The heart of the cottage is the open-plan living room with a well-equipped kitchenette, perfect for preparing a light dinner for you and your other half, with a bespoke dining table for you to dine at and a cosy sitting area in which to later relax.

There is a Smart TV and a flame-effect electric fire, handy for those wintry months.

The large glazed doors ensure that you have stunning views of the Mawddach estuary and mountains beyond.

Head upstairs and you will find the bedroom with an en-suite, where you can enjoy a lie-in or wake early to a refreshing shower before seeing the local sights and exploring the wider region.

At the front of the cottage is a charming sun terrace with outdoor seating, ideal for those long summer evenings where all you want to do is sip a glass of wine and catch up on a good book.

The cottage is ideally situated for Barmouth with its wide selection of shops, pubs, restaurants not to mention the stunning beaches and the various coastal and inland walks.

There is plenty to keep you busy nearby, just a short drive away is the Coed Y Brenin Forest Park with its mountain bike routes and walks or you could try the historic town of Harlech with its cliff-top castle and the pretty market town of Dolgellau.

The Ingle is just what you have been looking for.

Note: There is no road access to The Ingle, not even to drop off bags. Whilst the path and steps up to thw house only take a few minutes from the main street, it is a steep climb and not suitable for the less able.
Note: It is a space-saving alternate tread staircase to the first floor.
Note: February 2023 - There is currently building work ongoing at the next door property for the next few months

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About the location

BARMOUTH

Harlech 10 miles; Dolgellau 10 miles.

One of the most picturesque resorts on the Welsh coast, Barmouth is surrounded by the unrivalled splendour of the Snowdonia National Park. This traditional seaside town boasts an enormous sandy Blue Flag beach, perfect for families. A variety of shops, pubs and restaurants combined with the mild climate, make this an ideal destination for a holiday, even out of season. A paradise for walkers, climbers and cyclists, Mount Cader Idris is nearby. An abundance of wildlife along the Mawddach Estuary, trout fishing in mountain lakes, Harlech Castle, St David’s golf course and Portmeirion Italianate Village are just a handful of the many superb attractions within easy reach of this lovely spot.

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Note: There is no road access to The Ingle, not even to drop off bags. Whilst the path and steps up to the house only take a few minutes from the main street, it is a steep climb and not suitable for the less able.
Note: It is a space-saving alternate tread staircase to the first floor.
Note: February 2023 - There is currently building work ongoing at the next door property for the next few months and the property is only accessible by the steps, not the path

This property offers the following short breaks:

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