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Hendre Cottage

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Bronaber near Trawsfynydd, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "Very well situated cottage,plenty of places to vist within a short drive."

    A very friendly host provided a lovely welcome pack and was at hand for help if needed. Well equipped cottage, the downstairs utility room a very useful space for storage and drying wet shoes and coats.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Clean and well appointed. As the owner told us it’s pretty much 20 minutes from anywhere you’d like to go! Coed y Brenin Forest Park is very close and great fun and for EV drivers the car charging in the park is free although it didn’t work properly on our last day. There is also charging in the main car park at Dolgellau.

    Reviewed by BryonyJul 2023

  • "I completed quite a full report using my mobile phone but before clicking 'Send Feedback' I clicked to read Customer Review Policy and when I tried to get back to Send Feedback - I didn't get back!"

    Can you confirm whether you received my feedback report or not....

    Reviewed by AlasdairJun 2023

  • "We can highly recommend the cottage and the owners were very helpful and friendly"

    Reviewed by KeithJun 2023

  • "Brilliant base for a walking holiday with hosts who are on hand if you need them but allow you to enjoy the cottage and facilities in privacy."

    The welcome pack was a welcome touch and the outside spaces were a great place to enjoy a quiet drink soaking in the sun and views of mountains we had walked. Hendre Cottage is full of character with all mod cons. A special thanks to our host for her friendly and professional support on arrival and exit. Looking forward to our next visit.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2023

  • "This is was our second stay in the cottage, which is was generally very clean and well-equipped."

    Other major advantages are next to a main road (no narrow lanes) and good mobile signal. We were a little disappointed that the DVD player mentioned in the listing was no longer available, since the TV had been upgraded to a 'smart' TV, and we also had problems with the fridge, but we pointed this out to the Owner, and we are sure this will have been sorted. We hope to be able to return.

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2023

  • "A beautiful setting, watching the lambs whilst stood at the kitchen sink was a treat."

    The property itself was immaculately clean and had everything we needed for a long weekend. The hosts were perfect, offering help if we needed it but not at all intrusive. A very thoughtful and delicious welcome pack was left for us. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by CaronApr 2023

  • "Great host"

    Reviewed by ChristinaMar 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Spotlessly clean . The landlady was really nice and helpful and even supplied us with a home made Welsh cake and goodies including coffee tea and milk. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by AileenMar 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, perfect location to everything including Zip World, beaches, Porthmadog and the mountains."

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2022

  • "We have just got back from a wonderful week at Hendre Cottage."

    It is situated in a lovely location surrounded by the Rhinog mountains. It was a delight waking up to those views every morning. The cottage was very comfortable, and had everything we needed for our stay. The host was very attentive and friendly, and on hand if we needed her. We would highly recommend this holiday stay.

    Reviewed by FionaAug 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Facilities were spot on, very comfortable place to stay. Most importantly, the owners were so welcoming, helpful and kind. I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2022

  • "Just got back from another wonderful stay at Hendre cottage."

    The hosts were fantastic and my daughter loved collecting eggs from the farm (and the lovely farm cats). Great facilities- large utility room storage area for our paddle boards and a fantastic lockable building for our mountain bikes. Everything we wanted to do was within 20 minutes of Hendre cottage, with Coed-y-Brenin only 3 minutes drive away! We can’t wait to return!

    Reviewed by GemmaJul 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in Snowdonia with a warm and welcoming host."

    Just the perfect spot to enjoy the area. Would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by OlwenJul 2022

  • "Charming cottage very clean."

    Bedrooms were small but great to have en suite in both. The owners were welcoming and we enjoyed our chats. We forgot some items and these were returned to us in the post. Delyth we would recommend your cottage and the area around for a visit to Wales. Sue and jeff

    Reviewed by SueJul 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, we were very happy with it."

    The owners were very friendly and there was a lovely welcome pack. The cottage is well placed for visiting many places in the surrounding area and we had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by EileenJun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Hendre cottage."

    The owners made us very welcome and the cottage was extremely comfortable and spotlessly clean.Please thank the owner for our welcome Bara Brith cake and delicious eggs from the resident hens. We will certainly recommend Hendre cottage to friends and family who are planning to visit Wales

    Reviewed by WendyApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Perfect location. Had the warmest of welcomes, even got some fresh eggs for the next morning! Delyth was on hand if we needed anything and was just a text away. If we visit Wales again, we will definitely be returning to Hendre Cottage.

    Hi Sarah Thank you for your kind words and excellent feedback much appreciated. It was a pleasure to meet you all and would love to welcome you back in the future. Thank you/Diolch Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful stay."

    Delightful hosts, the cottage is immaculate, and there are three very friendly cats on the farm! The surrounding scenery is stunning, and the cottage is perfectly situated for a walking holiday. We will definitely be staying again.

    Reviewed by AndrewMar 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a perfect location for cycling and walking, and also for being able to reach either the coast or the beautiful Snowdonian mountains within a 30 minute drive; there are some challenging mountain passes to drive or bike along, rewarding those brave enough to take on the challenge with breathtaking scenery!"

    The great location even allowed us to spend a day in Anglesey after having visited Caernarfon, and the dark sky around the cottage was great for stargazing through the velux windows, in the comfort of being indoors with wine in hand! The owner was warm and welcoming without being intrusive and was very quick to respond to questions prior to and during our visit. We found everything we needed in the cottage and the welcome hamper of eggs, milk, tea and treats was a lovely touch. We will definitely be returning to Hendre Cottage again soon!

    Reviewed by ChrisFeb 2022

  • "Good comfortable cottage."

    Right next to a A Road but hardly heard any noice, can get used to it. Owners live right next door, very helpful. Not much to do around the area, there's the Forest park about 5 minutes away but everything else is around 50 minutes drive. Around 35 miles like the main areas, Bala, Betsy Cwoyd, Cricceth, etc.

    Reviewed by YunusFeb 2022

  • "The cottage and the views of the countryside are fantastic,The farming family that own the cottage are lovely people,we had a great stay,we loved every moment of it!"

    if your walkers or like us,people who like to drive up into the mountains and get lost(we drove for miles and only did see one or two other vehicles),then this is the place to stay!

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2021

  • "The owners of Hendre Cottage were so welcoming, they immediately whisked our daughter off to feed the animals which she absolutely loved!"

    The cottage was exceptionally clean and had everything we needed for our stay in Wales. The location is fantastic, right in the middle of everywhere. The best cottage we’ve ever stayed in! We will be booking again!

    Reviewed by GemmaJul 2021

  • "Everything was very good the owners were so helpful"

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2021

  • "Hendre cottage is beautifully equipped, lovely location, the owner is so helpful, couldn't have asked for more …."

    definitely going back!

    Reviewed by MarianneMay 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Hendre our time there couldn’t have been better."

    Reviewed by DanielMay 2021

  • "We had a such a lovely stay at hendre cottage."

    It’s is in a beautiful location. A good base for exploring the local area. The cottage is lovely and clean with everything you need. Delyth the owner was very lovely and helpful and took our little boy to collect eggs from the hens each day. We will definitely look to return.

    Reviewed by TessaApr 2021

  • "My partner and I stayed at Hendre Cottage for three nights and had such a wonderful time."

    The cottage is well equipped, warm, really comfortable and the perfect place to relax - we felt at home here and didn't want to leave! It's really well placed for exploring both the coast and the mountains. Thanks to Delyth and Glyn for being so helpful and welcoming. We'd highly recommend and would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by BrionyNov 2020

  • "What a super cottage set in a wonderful location looking out to the stunning views of mountains."

    A glass of bubbly on the balcony was just perfect to celebrate my birthday. Thank you to Delyth and family for making everything special., and for all the extras especially the wine, delicious Bara Brith and the eggs from your gorgeous chickens! Judy and Peter Creed

    Reviewed by JudithSep 2020

  • "It was a beautiful property with lovely views of the mountains."

    The house was so clean and we had everything we needed. The showers were excellent and beds very comfortable with cosy duvets. The lady who owned the property was so welcoming and helpful and my children loved the farm cat who would rush to come and get some fuss from us all. We got to see a little bit of farm life with the sheepdog rounding up the sheep and the calves coming to be fed their grain in the field. All in all it was a wonderful stay at Hendre Fawr.

    Reviewed by Victoria JamilahAug 2020

  • "Fabulous location for exploring Snowdonia and the beautiful North Wales coast."

    The host was welcoming, friendly and knowledgeable about the area. We would happily recommend and visit again!

    Reviewed by TomJul 2020

  • "The cottage itself was beautiful."

    It was very clean and decorated and furnished to a high standard. We had a very warm welcome on arrival and even a basket of extras in the kitchen.The owners were particularly warm and welcoming. As my wife's father was from the area, we formed a lovely bond with them. We would highly recommend this property as it is right in the middle of all the wonderful attractions that the area has to offer.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2020

  • "The cottage was just perfect."

    It had everything we needed for our weeks holiday. Great location for biking, walking, climbing and visiting the beach.

    Reviewed by AndreaJul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Owner very helpful and friendly without being intrusive. Well equipped and comfortable.

    Reviewed by SheilaAug 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday at Hendre Cottage with our granddaughter."

    The owners were extremely friendly and my granddaughter enjoyed collecting the eggs with Mrs Jarrett. The cottage was very comfortable and catered for all our needs. The location is ideal for visiting Porthmadog Black Rock Sands Steam Railways and Castles. We intend to return for future holidays and would strongly recommend this cottage. Lynn and Alan Cannock Staffs.

    Reviewed by LynnAug 2019

  • "We had a very warm welcome from the owner including a lovely homemade sponge cake, she gave us information regarding places to visit along with a wealth of leaflets left in the cottage for us to use."

    The cottage was clean and beautifully presented with everything needed to make your home away from home. The position of the cottage in relation to the A470 meant that the whole of Wales was easily accessible, it's a great base surrounded by breath taking scenery. If you want to be able to see and visit forests, mountains and the beach it's the perfect place to stay.

    Reviewed by AndreaJul 2019

  • "Outstanding place fantastic welcome from owner"

    Reviewed by SueJul 2019

  • "Cottage was very clean and well equipped, and with lovely views from the balcony."

    We hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 2019

  • "Amazing host"

    Reviewed by RajaMay 2019

  • "We fell in love with this place."

    Cottage had everything we needed (we were surprised with how well equiped it is) and was very clean. Outside there is patio with chairs and also bbq area we could use. The host is lovely and very helpful. If I ever go back to Snowdonia, I will book Hendre Cottage.

    Reviewed by MartaApr 2019

  • "Hosts fantastic, cottage has everything you need and more."

    We have stayed at log cabins across the road for last 35 years, wish we found this place earlier.

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2018

  • "The owners were lovely, so friendly and charming and they took our kids off to feed the chickens and collect their eggs every evening which they really enjoyed."

    The cottage is in a great location and was nicely decorated throughout. We would definitely like to return.

    Reviewed by KateAug 2018

  • "The owner- Mrs Jarett- was exceptionally friendly and helpful."

    Our children were able to feed the hens and help collect their eggs which was a new experience for them! Location was perfect ( very close proximity to Coed y Brenin which is where we were each day!) and the bike storage facilities were good too thus making our holiday even more relaxing as a result. We would highly recommend this cottage. Thanks.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2018

  • "Hendre Cottage is a lovely small barn conversion with great facilities, extremely well presented and is perfect for a family of four, two couples, or three people if two are willing to share a room."

    The cottage is situated next to the owners house on her delightful smallholding. My friend and I found the location, which is literally 4 minutes from Coed Y Brenin Trail Centre, to be ideal as we were riding bikes the entire weekend. It would be ideal for anyone wanting to enjoy the spectacular scenery of North Wales. The owner is a charming and helpful woman that went so far as to loan us her slow cooker so that we could leave a meal cooking whilst we went riding. There are a couple of points to make that I feel people should be aware of. Firstly the cottage is next to the A470 which is in regular use, even during the night. I am a light sleeper and wish I had bought my ear plugs, if you are a light sleeper I suggest you do the same. Secondly, there are a few very curious cats in the area, if you have any allergies to cats then I suggest having a discussion before booking.

    Reviewed by GregoryAug 2018

  • "The cottage was excellent, and was perfectly placed as a base to explore North Wales."

    Delyth was the perfect host. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2018

  • "The cottage is perfectly situated in the heart of snowdonia just off a main road which was handy for quickly getting to where you needed to go but certainly not a problem with traffic noise."

    We were made very welcome with cake and eggs by the owners who have a working smallholding with cows sheep and chickens. The cottage itself was nicely decorated and furnished to a very good standard with everything you need and more, a real home from home. We really enjoyed our time in Wales and wouldn't hesitate in coming back in the future.

    Reviewed by StevenMar 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our time at Hendre Cottage, the owners went above and beyond for us to ensure we enjoyed our stay."

    We will definitely be using Sykes again, and will definitely return to Hendre Cottage!

    Reviewed by AlexFeb 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with very welcoming owners."

    Excellent location for exploring Snowdonia.

    Reviewed by MelanieFeb 2018

  • "A wonderful welcome, the homemade cake and eggs from the farm were much appreciated."

    The owners could not have been more helpful. For an activity holiday the location of the cottage is ideal. Plenty to see and do but not enough time to do it all. Would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to friends and relatives.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2017

  • "This was our first time staying in a cottage through Sykes, we had an excellent service from start to finish of our holiday."

    The cottage was brilliant, and lovely scenery, set in a very convenient location for our needs. The owner was great, ensuring we had everything we needed and very approachable which made us feel at home. Our week went very quickly we didn't want to leave. We will definately be re booking this cottage. I can highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Lea-anneAug 2017

  • "This wonderful cottage is located in the fresh, beautiful valleys and mountains of Snowdonia."

    The owners were very welcoming and kind towards us and welcomed us home with a batch of delicious, home-made chocolate brownies, yum! The cottage was cute and very comfortable with everything you need for a relaxing holiday in the indoors, as well as outdoors. The living room had a range of fun boardgames and a variety of leaflets proudly displaying all the amazing local and distant places you can go and explore in Snowdonia, from mines to adventure central parks and farms. Outside of the cottage is a small working farm with chickens, sheep, cows and even a cute ginger kitten called Macky with her mummy! We had a fantastic holiday here, exploring the beautiful countryside locations and relaxing in this warm home. Thanks to the wide range of activities and fun, we were always kept busy and every day was another adventure through the many wonders of Snowdonia! Thank you very much for everything, we will definitely be considering rebooking this holiday!

    Reviewed by ValeriuJul 2017

  • "It was on a very busy road the A407 although the location was excellent you could hear the traffic day and night ."

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2017

  • "Perfect , well designed little cottage ."

    Ideal to suit our needs. Immaculate. Great location. Owners extremely helpful and went out of their way to make our holiday as enjoyable as possible .

    Reviewed by PhilApr 2017

  • "Our stay was fantastic."

    Made even better by our fabulous hosts. We were well looked after and very comfortable indeed. Would recommend Hendre cottage to anyone :)

    Reviewed by DanielMar 2017

  • "The owners were fantastic, kind, friendly and very helpful."

    The cottage was equipped with everything you could possibly need and we even had eggs and a lovely fruit cake upon arrival! Can't wait to come again!

    Reviewed by NickyMar 2017

  • "Great hosts"

    Reviewed by MariaFeb 2017

  • "The owners are very welcoming."

    Made to feel at home. Lovely hosts

    Reviewed by MariaFeb 2017

  • "Brilliant accomadation very clean modern and cosy."

    Our hosts were very friendly and the brownies and eggs were very welcome. Well situated for the mountains and coast. We will deinately be returning.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2016

  • "Our stay was excellent!"

    The cottage is so easy to find due to a great location, easily accessible and about 30min away from bigger towns/shops/some places to visit. Our cottage was modern, very tidy, cosy and warm. We felt welcome from the very first minute as the owner met us on our arrival. The owner is extremely polite, friendly and will take care of you well. She checked out if we had everything we needed, but was not interfering with the rest of the stay, which I think was great as we could relax and enjoy our holidays! The view through the window was breathtaking: we had a barbecue outside while enjoying the view of the mountains! I would highly recommend this holiday place.

    Reviewed by SandraOct 2016

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  • Upside down accommodation
  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • 1 x twin (zip/link can be king-size double on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner and French doors to raised veranda
  • Ground floor utility
  • Smart TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Secure Bike Storage.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Raised veranda with garden furniture and BBQ plus shared use of owner's lawn
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop 2 miles
  • Note: This property does not accept infants
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Please note cars will be charged £20 per charge if guests have their own adapter
  • This would need to be arranged directly with the owner. Note :This cottage has a spiral staircase accessing the ground floor bedrooms to the first floor living area.Note This cottage has a Good housekeeping bond of £200 Note:The property does not have electric car charging point installed

The property

Trawsfynydd 3 miles.

A stone-built detached barn conversion, situated on the owner's 30 acre smallholding in the rural village of Bronaber, just 3 miles from the village of Trawsfynydd in the Snowdonia National Park.

This Trawsfynydd holiday cottage has been lovingly renovated to provide upside down accommodation with contemporary decor and furnishings.

This is a wonderful Trawsfynydd cottage with a woodburner in the first floor open plan living accommodation and French doors onto a raised veranda providing views of the Rhinog mountain range.

There are two ground floor bedrooms, both with en-suite shower rooms, providing accommodation for a small family or two couples who wish to explore this part of North Wales.

A wonderful location for mountain biking enthusiasts and walkers as on the doorstep is the renowned Coed-y-Brenin Forest with its famous mountain biking trails.

Enjoy the surrounding hill and mountain scenery, fishing in Trawsfynydd Lake, white water rafting, canoeing and the beautiful beaches at Porthmadog, Harlech and Barmouth.

A quality Trawsfynydd cottage perfect for a holiday at any time of the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


  • Porthmadog 12 miles
  • Dolgellau 13 miles
  • Harlech 14 miles

This traditional Welsh village lies in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, and is surrounded by the Rhinog, Moelwyn and Arenig mountains. The impressive Trawsfynydd Lake, which is only a short walk from the village, is renowned for its fishing and offers a recently completed walking and cycling route around the entire lake. The village itself boasts a small variety of shops. This area is a mecca for outdoor activities including excellent water sports, climbing, walking, fishing, golf and mountain biking. The beautiful beaches at Black Rock Sands, Harlech and Barmouth are close by, as are the bustling towns of Dolgellau and Porthmadog. Visit castles, narrow gauge railways, slate and copper mines and the famous Portmeirion Italianate Village.

Note: This property does not accept infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas