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Farchynys Court Cottage

(Ref. 929754)

Barmouth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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71 Customer Reviews

  • "A very relaxing quiet place to stay within close proximity to Barmouth."

    I will definitely be booking again

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Feb 2024

  • "Always a pleasure staying here Great property great location Always clean ..."

    Always a pleasure staying here Great property great location Always clean and tidy throughout Only issue now is the price has risen to a point of not returning I understand costs have gone up but Xmas and new year are a ridiculous price was looking to book Xmas into new-year 2024 but price is well out of touch but good luck

    Reviewed by Darren4.4Jan 2024

  • "Lovely base to explore - warm, clean and tidy."

    Value for money. Our second time staying and we will stay again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Oct 2023

  • "This was a return visit for me and my sister."

    We love this property; it is spacious, comfortable, well-equipped, and in a wonderful location.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2023

  • "We have been before & really enjoyed our stay but this time extremely disappointed at poor level of cleanliness & general condition of the cottage."

    It needs a deep clean & painting & decorating throughout. There were cobwebs everywhere & wood lice. I had to sweep the floor as soon as we arrived & clean the kitchen. The cutlery draw was filthy, pots & pans greasy, microwave timer doesn’t work. The freezer had stuff stuck on the trays. Sofas uncomfortable & poor lighting in the living room. It’s such a shame as the cottage could be so lovely & the situation is wonderfully quiet. We would love to go again but not unless problems have been addressed.

    Reviewed by Elaine1.6Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, lovely peaceful setting."

    Stunning walks from the doorstep. Perfect base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Leah4.1Sep 2023

  • "The property was very poor clenliness wise, it felt damp'smelt fusty when you opened the wardrobes , woodlice in the bedroom carpets we could not get the heating to work."

    there was no information of how to set up the tv,luckyly the next door neibour new the correct proceedure I have probably rented 8 to 10 of your cottages and this is the first time i have had reason to complain we even came home a day early

    Reviewed by Alan1.9Sep 2023

  • "We loved the cottage."

    It was great for us and our dog. Lovely walks in the estate. Perfect for visiting Barmouth and Dolgellau. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Diolch yn fawr.

    Reviewed by Diana4.4Sep 2023

  • "A nice spacious property in a lovely area, only four miles from Barmouth."

    It was a nice touch with Bara Brith, Welsh butter and fresh milk left for us. Well equipped Kitchen and a large bathroom with both bath and shower. A good sized enclosed yard for the dogs. However the cleanliness in general was below standard ! The fire had not been cleaned out, and there were patches of damp on some of the walls. It feels like the property could do with a good deep clean and some TLC.

    Reviewed by Susan2.5Aug 2023

  • "The cottage looks so much nicer on line."

    Didn't expect to find litter and dead insects behind one if the single beds. Felt the whole place needed a deep clean and redecorating. The kitchen was fine. The property feels unloved and lacking in comfort. We have stayed in much more comfortable Sykes properties in the area. Also a red rag on a lamppost was really the only way to identify the opening to the lane leading to the accomodation. It's a no this time.

    Reviewed by Christine2.5Aug 2023

  • "We have stayed regularly at this cottage and enjoy the secluded setting, which is ideal for our pet."

    We have increasingly noticed that the facilities are becoming a little worn/tired and indeed broken. Shower drain/flooding shower tray Toilet seat broken/too small/loose Bin in Kitchen needs replacing/old cracked Dishwasher/does not work properly Boiler cover lose, has been attached with sellotape? Outside table broken (unusable) Outside courtyard area/overgrown & unsightly/needs gravel replenishing

    Reviewed by Adele3.4Aug 2023

  • "I loved the cottage and area ."

    It could be improved with an update as a lot of things are shabby ie.crockery , glass chopping board and sofas and carpets need a good clean . I would have liked a visitors book to write in and see others views and recommendations of places to visit . Also a notepad and pen would be handy as the leg fell off the outside table and there was no way to leave a note . Thankyou for a lovely break .

    Reviewed by Sue3.8Aug 2023

  • "Lounge seating uncomfortable and needs updating."

    Kitchen crockery and utensils need updating. Garden area needs to be made more inviting. A lot of potential but in need of much talc.

    Reviewed by David2.8Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely 5 days in your cottage."

    The only thing was the WiFi was a little slow and intermittent, and only a few free view channels ( for my daughter). But this didn't bother myself or my sister, and it made my daughter read in the evening, which is a good thing. I have to say the location is beautiful, peaceful, and a lovely, and old building full of character . Wasn't as clean as it could have been, but to be honest, it was better that way with having dogs, we didn't feel so worried about them being there.

    Reviewed by David3.4Jun 2023

  • "Main boiler not working."

    .resolved Thursday. Compensation paid. No WIFI all week. Shaver light not working. Damp/Mould , plaster falling off walls. 3 loose paving slates 1 in line with front door. Vaccuum cleaner left full up. Not informed of ground works taking place behind cottage on Thurs/Fri. Generally looking tired and run down. Lovely big cottage but a lot more care and attention needed.

    Reviewed by Susan1.3Jun 2023

  • "This is the third time we have stayed at Farchynys Court Cottage and as usual enjoyed our stay."

    We have noticed this time a particular lack of maintenance. The Dishwasher does not work properly and seems to need a service. The courtyard was quite full of weeds/overgrowth and the gravel needs replenishing. The windows were very dirty, the carpet/couches in the lounge could really do with a good clean. The Wfi TP link was down for most of the 2 weeks we were there. We are booked to stay again in August and would hope that some ir not all of the above have been remedied.

    Reviewed by Adele3.8May 2023

  • "Great stay lovely cottage want to come again weather was great near Barmouth and ..."

    Great stay lovely cottage want to come again weather was great near Barmouth and other places lovely and quiet place to enjoy our stay Mitzie our dog love it

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Apr 2023

  • "It was a lovely cottage big enough for 4 adults and 2 dogs."

    Great location

    Reviewed by Francesca5.0Apr 2023

  • "It was a lovely stay and cottage, however cleanliness was a bit of a let down, although nothing too much to worry about."

    Perhaps covers on the sofas etc. Beds were clean and comfy. In general very good, and we just got on with it, more fussy stayers may complain more. Some good walks in the grounds, and great base for Barmouth, 5 minute drive, and cadair idris, 15 minute drive. Thank you

    Reviewed by Wayne3.4Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful place."

    Accommodation was as twice as big as I expected. Very clean and serene. Think it was about 4 miles from Barmouth and 6 miles from my beloved Dolgellau. I was gutted to go home. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 day stay and will definitely return soon."

    So well positioned for all the places we enjoy visiting & walking in. The dogs loved it and the courtyard is a lovely clean place for them to come in & out from. We were very comfortable other than difficulty reading due to the light in the living room, so a reading lamp would be appreciated and the Wi-Fi didn’t work for most of our stay. Heating was great & we were lovely & warm considering it was January. The layout of the cottage is really practical with ample space. Looking forward to returning!

    Reviewed by Elaine4.4Jan 2023

  • "Fantastic stay beautiful setting stayed a few times now cannot fault anything ..."

    Fantastic stay beautiful setting stayed a few times now cannot fault anything The only thing that needs attention and I did highlight this on our last stay the living room window (gable end) needs attention as it seems the brickwork is badly leaking in and ruining the plasterwork apart from this it's a perfect getaway 5 star

    Reviewed by Darren3.8Dec 2022

  • "A lovely cosy cottage , living up to description."

    Welcome was lovely, included milk if we hadn’t bought any- very kind. Warm and comfortable, very close to Barmouth , it gave us a lovely winter stay away.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Nov 2022

  • "I booked the cottage many months in advance when reviews were mostly favourable - and which persuaded me to book for two weeks."

    As the months and weeks approached unfavourable reviews started to appear so I was a little anxious about going. However what we found on arrival was pleasing. It is a lovely house which with a few improvements would create a brilliant holiday let. The stained cord carpet in the hall and passageway is badly stained, does not help first impressions. Ceramic tiles, vinyl flooring or engineered wood planks would enhance it greatly. The double bed is small and does not have the best mattress. The settees in the sitting room are uncomfortable (especially for those of older age with back problems), lacking in support and low. We were having a great time but had to leave 4 days early because my back was suffering greatly. Such a shame because it really is a spacious and warm cottage in a fabulous area. If the sofas were replaced (and the bed) I would book again happily. The owner had clearly responded to negative comments made about crockery/cutlery etc as we had more than enough for our use. The information folder is very well done with lots of suggestions for places to go and walks. Excellent area for walking. A visitor's book was missing and a shame about that as we love to read previous guests comments and recommendations for places to eat etc. Sad to have had to cut our stay short but we had a brilliant winter holiday and will keep an eye on Farchynys Court Cottage on Sykes website and hopefully be able to return in future.

    Reviewed by Sheila3.8Nov 2022

  • "Overall, the cottage was spacious and comfortable and had a nice stay."

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage stayed there many times, unfortunately no Wi-Fi this time so had to go home early as needed this for work."


    Reviewed by Karen3.4Sep 2022

  • "Dog hairs, not cleaned very well."

    But otherwise very good

    Reviewed by Deborah3.1Aug 2022

  • "We had another lovely holiday at this cottage, thank you."

    One or two small points. When we arrived there was still dog mess left in the courtyard (we cleared 3 separate piles). The WFI went off on Monday and didn't come back until Friday. We had no recourse to get this back. There were no bin liners for the kitchen bin, which smelt very bad (we had to thoroughly clean it).

    Reviewed by Adele4.4Jul 2022

  • "A good sized property in a super location for cycling, walking, hiking and dogs."

    Now for the downside, everything needs updating, an old fashioned pink bathroom, only 3 mugs and 3 wine glasses which meant we had to keep washing up all the time, particularly as the dishwasher leaked. The cutlery desperately needs replacing as there were only soup spoons and it was cheap, the plates were all marked and the kitchen equipment poor. When we arrived the first thing we saw was a load of rubbish under a made up bench, but the scones, jam and butter were a nice touch and appreciated. The entrance to the lane that the cottage is down was difficult to find and we had to drive past 3 times, a sign would have saved this after a very long drive. The welcome book was the best I have ever come across in a holiday let, full of details of where to go, good walks etc, so well done there. I didn't realise that it was only 3 stars so may be a tad picky, but we are used to pristine and up to date homes from home. With just a little money spent the property could be so much better.

    Reviewed by Annette3.4Jun 2022

  • "It is a fabulous house to stay on a very fine location."

    We think that some things need an update. The couch in the living room could be changed. The kitchen equipment needs to be changed, all the cooking pans are old and worn. Glasses are very limited. Cuttlery not sharp or broken. Both bedrooms could use new beds. The house would be so much more to enjoy. TV needed an update, etc. When we entered it wasn't very clean. It was not what we are used to in Wales. Never the less we enjoyed our stay but is feedback as we see it. Kind regards Lisette & Jan

    Reviewed by Lisette3.4May 2022

  • "This cottage was perfect for us and our dog."

    Lovely setting, roomy, clean and just off track enough to be out of the way but offering easy access to nearby places of interest/shops/pubs etc., Recommended walks also ideal. We are definitely looking to book again!

    Reviewed by Adele5.0May 2022

  • "A very enjoyable holiday."

    Lovely walks from the cottage which our 2 dogs enjoyed immensely. Cottage was very comfortable and we will be returning.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0May 2022

  • "Very warm and comfortable."

    Perhaps various operating instructions could be updated.

    Reviewed by Rob4.1Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful quiet setting!"

    Everything you could ever need is provided. Ideal location for sightseeing, walking etc. Definitely recommended

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "I have just spent a weeks holiday at this stunning cottage with my family."

    The cottage is truly stunning, incredibly spacious [the largest cottage I have even booked for a holiday], very well equipped, immaculate on arrival and the location is also unbelievably stunning. You can easily travel to all of the wonderful places in North Wales from the cottage location. The information provided in the cottage was incredible, detailed numbered photos of stunning local walks, full information on medical services etc etc etc. The writer needs full praise. Just a few observations, as others have mentioned the entrance to the drive down to the cottage is very difficult to locate, I believe a sign is needed and would be more then helpful. There are other buildings by the cottage, one is the Farchynys farm house and the other two attached to the holiday cottage are as I understand it owned by a Trust who provide Educational stays for a school. There wasn't any students staying whilst we were there but I doubt they any school visits would have any negative impact on the holiday cottage at all. The one issue I did experience before our visit was confirming we would need parking for two vehicles. Several messages from Sykes to the owners were initially ignored so I had to chase continually to confirm, a few days prior to our visit Sykes did receive two replies from two different people, slightly conflicting information. Although the literature states, parking for one vehicle, negotiation required for second vehicle, it appeared from one reply second vehicle parking is not guaranteed, dependant on how many school vehicles are there I assume, on our particular visit dates second car parking would be ok . Having said this, personally I cannot see any problem whatsoever with parking for two vehicles, there is one allocated parking space adjacent to the cottage but as suggested to us in the second reply you can open the five bar gate and quite easily park a second car in the cottage gravelled garden. Anybody wanting two car parking shouldn't be put off at all A little un-necessarily confusing . . A definite five star cottage that I would love to return to.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Could not find instructions on how to work the central heating."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic spacious cottage in an extremely peaceful location."

    Fabulous walks through the adjoining woodlands with beautiful views overlooking the estuary. Perfect location for dogs with an enclosed courtyard.

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Aug 2021

  • "There are many positives to Farchynys Court Cottage but a few negatives."

    The "Courtyard Garden" was not a garden - it was was a gravelled area with a few roses. "Fantastic views" - not so. Rural views yes, but that is all. The cottage we found quite dark inside during the days we stayed in, especially in the kitchen / diner and bedrooms. This was due to the rear of the cottage backing in close to the steep wooded hill behind it. There was evidence that the cottage was not cleaned that well - flaking paint on the carpet and parts of a childs toy under the window sill behind the coffee table - seen on the day we arrived and left there. There were only 3 mugs - not a problem for us as there were only two of us staying, but for a family of 4 there would have been a problem. With a dishwasher ideally, I would have expected more than 4 mugs. Personal preference - we prefer cooking on electic and Farchynys was a gas oven, hob and grill. The grill was ineffective as it was hard to control so where we would normally grill food we had no choice but to fry it. We found the NEST central heating and hot water control alien to us. Although the manufacturers installation literature was in a kitchen drawer, a simple typewritten explanation of how to operate such a device manually, would have been appreciated. It took us until day 3 to work out that the silver ring on the outside of the NEST display unit could be rotated as a thermostat! On positives, the cottage is spacious, the TV reception and WiFi was very good, the furnishings were of a good standard with comfy beds and there was ample car parking.

    Reviewed by Phil2.8Jun 2021

  • "We just wanted something quiet but within easy reach of places to go and this was perfect."

    Reviewed by Huw4.7May 2021

  • "There is no sign for the property on the road entrance,& even though I know the area we had difficulty identifying the turning & finding it!"

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Apr 2021

  • "This is probably the nicest cottage I have stayed in since I started using Sykes a few years ago."

    The location is fantastic with wonderful walks straight from the doorstep. The cottage was spotless and very comfortable with some lovely added touches. It is far bigger than it looks in the pictures and whilst some reviewers complain at the lack of view, you only have to step outside to be in the middle of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, which is surely why people come here rather than to sit and look out the window? We also didn’t have the slightest problem from the activity centre next door and spent a very peaceful few days away. I would definitely be happy to return. As for Sykes themselves that’s far more of a sorry story. Their levels of customer service get worse by the day. Promised loyalty vouchers don’t turn up and hours wasted on the phone trying to sort things out only to be fobbed off with the usual coronavirus excuses. Overall, the cottage was great and the holiday made up for the Sykes experience. Hopefully, more cottage owners will soon realise that Sykes are starting to lose them money and decide to switch booking agents and things will get a whole lot better.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was in a great location and although the description mentions fantastic views, we were disappointed to find it looked out over the building next door and a field."

    A short walk did provide great views of the estuary but nothing from the property itself. Having read previous reviews, , the cottage was cleaner than expected although the kitchen cupboards and drawers could do with a good clean and the mop definitely needs changing! The living room also had a faint doggy odour. The only other criticism is that the tv was mounted very high up on the wall and the kitchen knives need sharpening! All that said we really enjoyed our stay and would recommend the cottage. The cottage warden was also very helpful and quick to respond when we needed something.

    Reviewed by Tina3.8Aug 2020

  • "Very quite set in a secluded setting with some lovely walks and superb scenery"

    Reviewed by Christopher4.1Aug 2020

  • "We absolutely loved our holiday in this cottage."

    The cottage is lovely, very comfortable with the most beautiful views surrounding it. Has everything you may need, washing machine, dishwasher etc, good easy to use central heating controls. The little garden is secure should you take your dog. I loved it and will be booking again in the future

    Reviewed by Rachel3.8Jul 2020

  • "Perfect base for the surrounding tourist areas plenty walking areas for the dogs"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2020

  • "We rented the cottage because our westie is petrified of fireworks."

    It was perfect in the midst of woodlands and off the main road. Bonfire night the only sound we heard was an owl. Thank you for the scones,jam,butter and milk that was waiting for us when we arrived.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2019

  • "On arrival the house was at 10 degrees, no check had been conducted before we arrived to ensure that the heating was functioning."

    The boiler had broken, resulting in us having no hot water or heating for the first 4 days of the holiday. We reported this on arrival, but it took until late Tuesday evening to be rectified. This meant that the house achieved daytime highs around the 10 degree mark making life quite uncomfortable in the house particularly as the house was not equipped with winter weight duvets or blankets. The children had to sleep fully clothed with woolly hats on and one morning we could even see our breath in front of our faces inside the house it was so cold. The solid fuel fire was not sufficient to heat the lounge. We therefore lost 3 half days waiting for the plumber to turn up limiting our freedom of movement and restricting our daily plans on these days (which were sadly the nicest days for weather). Additionally there were only 3 large plates making eating at the house difficult. The rug and carpet in the lounge could do with a good hoover as despite us not taking our dog with us in the end we got covered in dog hair. Having paid a premium to travel over the school half term I would have anticipated a better overall experience of the cottage, that said the location is good and if it were not for the issues with heating and water we could have had a very pleasant break.

    Reviewed by Robert2.8Oct 2019

  • "Had a lovely stay at cottage, it was totally ideal place with having dogs, facilities were great, safe and secure for dogs."

    Will certainly be back and lovely touch having milk, scones, butter and jam on arrival. Some people have complained about a few things in past, but we could not of been happier, Julie & Ashley

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2019

  • "Our second visit to the cottage, and we were pleased to see some redecoration improvements."

    Our only disappointment was that none of the three bedside lights worked (making getting in or out of bed in the night extremely awkward!), the living room wall lights and one hall light didn't work either. Such a shame as we love the location!

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Aug 2019

  • "This house is amazing!"

    It is very well equipped, spacious and comfortable (although one of our party found the bed too soft and therefore not very comfortable)! The large shower was ideal for our disabled daughter. It is in a beautiful area, and our sat nav took us straight there. We had been a little concerned as we had read a few people couldn't find it! We would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Aug 2019

  • "Once we managed to find it cottage was far better than some of the comments ..."

    Once we managed to find it cottage was far better than some of the comments previously listed;it was clean and a home from home feel ,fresh towels and linen and even a welsh loaf welcomed us to the property,all facility's including sky tv but with limited viewing you did need a sky tv view card to enable more programs as the signal strength in the area was weak,the cottage is located in a forest area and is secluded the only drawback is the mozzys are not friendly so take precautions,barmouth approx four miles away and has co op and iceland if you want a bigger better shop you need to go to port maddock but well worth the trouble,we had a very good holiday and the cottage was a nice place to return to at the end of the day,,would recommend

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage has been very nicely converted from a stone barn by a school as part of a outdoor centre."

    I was very impressed by the quality of the work and the high level of equipment: dishwasher, washing machine as well as the usual cooker, fridge, freezer, microwave etc. I had been expecting some disturbance from the school children, but they were lovely and did not disturb us at all. The situation was very nice and quiet with just a few very nice neighbours who owned other parts of the buildings. We went for several walks in the forest, which was partly owned by the school. The cottage was a very good starting point for all sorts of interesting outings from heritage railways, to old castles to forest walks with stunning waterfalls.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Jun 2019

  • "I really enjoyed staying here, my only criticism is the cleanliness."

    I brought my own hoover as we had 2 dogs before we had even stepped foot in the place there were bits on the floor, so I vacuumed and it filled the whole vacuum. The dishwasher did not clean the dishes. The place is a lovely place, we will definitely visit again but I would have to give it a good clean before I can enjoy my holiday break

    Reviewed by Belinda4.1May 2019

  • "We went last year and the cottage was not really up to the standards we were used to."

    This year it was so different. It had had an unbelievable makeover. Freshly painted. Lots of flowers and little kick knacks that made it feel like home from home. The cooker was in working order ( not like last year). The vacuum cleaner was usable too. The house was so cosy and warm as we entered. Well done to whoever had been so busy and hard at work. We are definitely booking next year. The walks for the dogs are ideal and it also challenged us but we loved it.

    Reviewed by J5.0Apr 2019

  • "This was our second visit to this cottage."

    Last year it was ok but rather basic. This year it had been newly painted and attempts had been made to make the cottage more homely, with little touches including a lovely welcome gift and milk (thank you!) Last year no kitchen supplies were provided (cloths/brushes) so I had a dash to Barmouth to buy some. This year these were provided but the oven gloves were not provided and I had to resort to using tea towels to get dishes in and out of the oven, burning myself in the process. Our biggest moan is the double bed mattress which is so cheap that it is impossible not to roll together and spend the night feeling like you are sleeping on the side of the mountain outside - and the bedding, as the double duvet is so thin and the blanket too small and thin. The one thing we wanted on our holdiday was a good nights sleep, but in order to get one, we had to configure a way to use the pillows as bolsters - which was far from ideal and use jumpers to try and keep ourselves warm. Similar mattresses are fine on the single beds. I did inform the owners by leaving a note to this effect last year, but no change has yet been made. It comes across to me that the cottage has been fitted with the cheapest furnishings possible. This is a real shame as it could be a lovely cottage - and is getting better. We love: the spaciouness, not having to worry about coming home wet and muddy as the halllway is tiled and spacious; the choice of a bath or shower (most cottages only offer showers); the freedom to explore the adjoining woodland; the convenient position near Barmouth in one direction and Dolgellau in the other. Unlike others we have not noticed any noise from traffic. The warden is really helpful. We had an issue with the free wi-Fi this year and he responded promptly, resolving the problem. Other small improvements that could be made: This year we managed to succeed in working out how the heating worked - rather than it being on all night and and off in the evening when we wanted it on (helpful when it is snowing outside!) Some instructions would be helpful - the folder has an incomplete sentence at the crucial part of the instruction! Also it would be great if there were instuctions as to how to recycle paper/plastic, without having to go to the local tip. The ability to play music on CD's/watch own DVD's would be helpful. We did enjoy our holiday - and these things may seem small, but if improved would make sure we booked again as I see the price is slowly increasing but the cottage is still lacking in basic comforts.

    Reviewed by Peter3.8Mar 2019

  • "A lovely cottage, larger than we expected."

    Great position. Had a very enjoyable mini break, despite the weather, and feel sure we’ll return.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, clean and spacious."

    A great base to explore the mountains and coast. We had a wonderful break.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely well equiped spacious cottage."

    .lovely walks from the door and the beautiful Welsh coastline and beaches a short drive away..Loved our stay there..hope to return.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2018

  • "It was an holiday!"

    Reviewed by Paul1.9Sep 2018

  • "My impression of the property was that it was unclean, uncared for and unloved."

    The smell of cooked bacon in the kitchen when I arrived lasted several days despite leave the front and back doors open (the Windows were not accessible to open). I had to climb onto furniture to close the bedroom curtains. Litter from the previous occupant was still in the bedroom wastepaper basket. The whole of the kitchen table was sticky - after putting a book and a map down on it, there was a sound of sticking as I lifted them. Three light bulbs were out, two in the kitchen and one in the lobby. There were no spare bulbs to be found. I had to replace batteries in both tv remote controls within 24 hours of arriving. Again, no spares (this cost almost £10.) No instructions of how to operate central heating. No instructions on rubbish recycling. No shovel to clear ashes from fire, so didn't light one. I could continue...the place needs a deep clean and cleaners supported by changing arrival time to 4pm. and asking guests to strip beds before leaving .

    May I apologise that the property was not to the standard either you or we expected on arrival. We have recently been having some problems with our cleaning service and have now changed to a new provider which will hopefully ensure our high expectations are met. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joyce2.2Sep 2018

  • "A delightful and comfortable cottage in a beautiful location."

    We had a splendid week, despite the damp weather (a pleasant change after the recent heatwave !). Issues raised in previous comments have been adressed - we found no cobwebs and the cracked toilet seat has been replaced. One suggestion - if coming in a party of 4 you may wish to bring extra towels as only one towel per person is provided.

    Thank you for your comments regarding the cottage. As you may know from some of the recent comments we have been having a few problems with our contracted cleaning service. There should have been two towels per guest - both a hand towel and bath towel - my apologies if this was not the case during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by S P4.4Jul 2018

  • "It said good views of Barmouth rail bridge which you could not see and the walk in the woods was not very good viewing at all."

    the cottage could do with a good clean and updating like a lick of Paint etc not pleased with the price we paid for the condition of the cottage otherwise enjoyed are stay even if it was a place to put our heads down for the night regards Mr R L Davies

    Thank you for your feedback and may we apologise that the property was not as you expected on arrival. We are working with our cleaners to improve the property and are looking into renovating some aspects of the property in the near future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard Leslie2.5Jul 2018

  • "House does not have a view of Barmouth Bridge as stated, And there is constant road noise day and night, Cracked toilet seat and can see from previous feedbacks this has not been addressed, Shower tray is worn out and far to slippery, fitting missing on shower, windows are dirty and cobwebs everywhere, But after hearing from owner via Skye's he stated it an old property and it will have cobwebs, Not if the place was kept clean it won't."

    beds are very hard, and we went out to buy new pillows as they are flat, Outside doors not secure, Windows are dirty and can't see out of if sun is shining, Would be a lovely place if it was kept clean.

    Thank you for your feedback which we have acted upon in consultation with our cleaners. We have amended the property listing regarding views of Barmouth Bridge. The property is some distance from the road, but I apologise that with the windows open in the recent hot weather there may have been some traffic noise. We will be rejuvenating other aspects of the property over the quieter winter months. I am sorry that the property was not to the standard expected for your arrival. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan2.2Jul 2018

  • "The listing for this property is grossly incorrect ie: peaceful quiet location couldn't be further from the truth as there is intensive traffic noise!"

    We were unable to sit outside or even inside unless windows were closed as you could here traffic! this defeated the object of our holiday, there is no view of Barmouth Bridge either, which was mentioned in listing, windows are extremely dirty with cobwebs & dead flies which look like they've been there months! We are extremely disappointed after having enjoyed a number of good holidays booked with Sykes. This cottage should be de-rated and as far as we are concerned is worth no more than £300 per week, we anticipate good compensation from the price we paid, and look forward to your early response, yours sincerely James & Barbara Russell.

    Reviewed by James2.8Jun 2018

  • "First impressions were not good."

    Windows hadn't been cleaned for what appeared to be many months, wooden toilet seat was cracked (unhygienic) curtain track in double bedroom was damaged, washing up bowl was damaged and a broken glass had been left on a kitchen window sill. Lounge furniture was very tired, double bed seemed small. But, accommodation was spacious, efficient and heating, water supply, towels etc were excellent. The adjacent building was an education centre attached to a school in Walsall. Young lads abounded, but they were well behaved and didn't bother us, but it came as a surprise. Location was excellent, local scenery stunning. Some info about eating out would have been helpful but we found all we needed easily. In the end we had a really excellent holiday.

    We are sorry your first impressions were not what you expected. We apologise for the faults you mentioned which have now been addressed. The property listing does mention the nearby outdoor centre which is run by the same organisation as the cottage. I am glad they were well behaved and expect nothing less from our pupils! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham2.8Jun 2018

  • "We were quite disappointed that the 'Great views to Barmouth Bridge' were not visible from the living room window as stated in the product description."

    However we enjoyed the surrounding woodland and the peaceful location. Overall a lovely holiday. Thank you! ****Owner Response**** We apologise that the property was inaccurately listed regarding views to Barmouth Bridge. It is possible to see down to the Mawddach Estuary from outside the property and from points in the woodland, but the views to the bridge itself are limited. We have now had the property description amended by Sykes.

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Mar 2018

  • "Fantastic location, lovely cosy cottage, well equipped and very quiet."


    Reviewed by Dionne5.0Mar 2018

  • "The house was fantastic, clean towels provided, comfortable beds and woodland to explore just outside the front door."

    Really enjoyed ourselves and will be coming back soon.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2017

  • "We took two grandchildren aged 9 & 5."

    Plenty of room for them to play both inside and out. Facilities good, beds comfortable. Children enjoyed the few toys left there. Plenty of places to visit although parking very expensive.

    Reviewed by angela4.6Jul 2017

  • "Left comment at cottage about tv not working properly warning sign needed for ..."

    Left comment at cottage about tv not working properly warning sign needed for hot towel rail immediately outside shower bath mat needed in bathroom-floor slippery when wet otherwise a very comfortable cottage with everything we needed

    Reviewed by John4.6Jun 2017

  • "Weather not suitable had to moan about something but everything else fine like to go back later in the year"

    Reviewed by Pamela3.8Jun 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room
  • Gas central heating
  • Gas oven with gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Second parking space available by arrangement
  • Enclosed courtyard garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 4.2 miles
  • Note: The cottage is located close to a school outdoor education centre.

The property

Barmouth 4.2 miles.

A rural characterful cottage set just outside the seaside resort of Barmouth, surrounded by 26 acres of woodlands.

With original character features such as exposed stonework and original beams, this holiday home is ideal for those wishing to explore the North Wales countryside and the villages in the immediate area.

Once inside the cottage there is a good-sized tiled hallway with space to store coats and boots.

Off the hallway there is a spacious living room with plenty of character features, including exposed stonework and high ceilings.

There are two comfy sofas, perfect for relaxing and putting your feet up at the end of a busy day.

The kitchen is of a good size with a dining area, making it a good sociable room, enjoying a home-cooked meal and discussing the day’s adventures.

There are two spacious bedrooms with the flexibility of a double and a twin as well as a family bathroom.

To the outside of the property is an enclosed courtyard garden with patio furniture, making it a great place to sit and relax enjoying the lovely countryside views and the sounds of the wildlife.

The cottage has plenty of fantastic walking opportunities from the doorstep alongside the Mawddach Estuary and Trail as well as being a dog walker’s paradise with you able to explore the property’s grounds at any time.

Nearby Barmouth is a popular seaside town with plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy as well as an enormous sandy Blue Flag beach, perfect for a family day out.

Barmouth is surrounded by the Snowdonia National Park as well as Mount Cader Idris being nearby, making it a paradise for walkers, cyclists and climbers.

Nearby Harlech, with its castle, and Dolgellau are great towns to visit with plenty of beaches as well as shops, pubs and restaurants to frequent.

Further afield are the towns of Porthmadog and Portmeirion to enjoy.

With plenty of things to see and do, you will be spoilt for choice.

Farchynys Court Cottage is a delightful holiday cottage set in an excellent location to enjoy at any time of the year.

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About the location


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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas