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Gardd Ynys

Barmouth, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 921130)


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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely property we found to be very comfortable with a wonderful garden surrounded by trees, nestled in the countryside offering beautiful views of the estuary and hills beyond."

    The property had everything we needed for a quiet break and was exactly as advertised.

    Reviewed by JeremyApr 2022

  • "A fabulous holiday rental 4 Adults, 4 teenagers and 2 pugs enjoyed this house, the views are amazing, the house and gardens were well used by playing 40/40 in and hide & Seek, the rental was clean, very well equipped, had Netflix (important for the kids) and was a delight to come back to after a day out, it did feel like a home from home."

    Would definitely rent again and would highly recommend. We found the beds were comfortable, showers were great and kitchen was clean and well equipped. It was quiet even though the main rd to Barmouth was behind, and loads of walks around the house (you have to walk on the main rd for a short time to reach the trails) The steps to the garden and behind the house have cracked in places but there are other paths to get down to the garden if needed, I thought the listing was accurate.

    Reviewed by JustineApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Gardd Ynys."

    The property was clean, spacious, comfortable and warm and everything we needed was there to make it feel like home from home with a few extras. The grounds are great for children to explore and we enjoyed adding to the painted stones hidden there. We would highly recommend this property. A small note to the owner that when both upstairs showers were being used at the same time, water ran down the wall of the downstairs shower room. Not a complaint at all but maybe needs looking at sometime.

    Reviewed by ColinMar 2022

  • "We really enjoyed staying At Gardd Ynys the views are unbelievably lot’s of wildlife to see and the garden was fantastic ."

    The house itself was amazing we are booking again did not want to leave thanks for a great stay

    Reviewed by MaryMar 2022

  • "A beautiful house with spectacular views."

    The owner answered questions very promptly. The kitchen was fully equipped with anything that was needed. The layout of house is lovely particularly for a group booking.

    Reviewed by RachelOct 2021

  • "We all absolutely loved the house and had amazing holiday."

    The upstairs lounge is a faboous room to spend the evening in and the second lounge is great when you want a bit of space. The kitchen is really well equipped and we had gorgeous communal meals in there, admiring the beautiful view of the estuary and the mountains. The garden is lovely and we didn't experience any sheep issues!! As most others have said, the mattresses are very firm on the doubles and very uncomfortable on the singles (you can feel every spring) so should really be replaced. There were a few other minor issues which I will feed back directly to the owners, but overall a superb stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m glad you had a good holiday. I take your point about the mattresses so ALL have now been replaced. Many thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2021

  • "Lack of instructions on equipment very pleasant location."

    please make sure white horse is alright !

    Reviewed by DSep 2021

  • "The house and gardens are so lovely and beautiful."

    The photos on Sykes don’t do it justice as they’re slightly out of date. The kitchen and all windows have been updated for example. The whole place was perfect for us. Very peaceful and relaxing. We’ve seen comments about the garden being unkept. It’s not. It’s just left slightly wild in areas deliberately and this adds to its charm and attracts the wildlife. Would 100% recommend.

    Reviewed by AlastairAug 2021

  • "Absolutely amazing, it was above and beyond our dreams , from start to finish , everything we needed was in the house , so many beautiful touches ."

    The garden was amazing the view spectacular nice and quiet just perfect . We all had the best holiday ever . We also had beautiful days out and didn’t have to travel to far . We will be rebooking in the future.

    Reviewed by NatalieJun 2021

  • "A brilliant family holiday."

    Beautiful cottage in a beautiful area. Wonderful views and so peaceful. The photos do not do this cottage justice. We were a little worried after reading about the sheep in the garden as we have a dog but we needn't have, there were never any sheep in the garden and she never bothered with the sheep and the horse in the field next to the garden just sat and watched! We booked the holiday in 2019 for 2020 and had to change it to May 2021 so we had waited 2 years for this holiday and it was well worth the wait we all absolutely loved it and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by NicolaMay 2021

  • "The garden was described as dog friendly, however, the sheep were getting in all the time which made it quite stressful."

    Thankfully our dogs aren't bothered but it could be a disaster for someone else. Also it meant the garden was covered in sheep poo. A gardener also comes every other week, although the sheep were munching on most things, whilst the lawns are mowed on alternate weeks. This was not made apparent until we arrived.

    Reviewed by ClareMay 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    Beautiful location. Great property. Everything was great for us as a family, the children were well catered for too. A small welcome pack might have been a nice addition...

    Reviewed by SamApr 2021

  • "The house was in a beautiful and quiet location, despite its proximity to the main road."

    It was warm and the kitchen was well-equipped. The lounge was comfortable and the showers in the bathrooms were great. We particularly enjoyed watching the egrets and herons from the kitchen window. The only slight issue was the hardness of the mattresses in the two double rooms. We would certainly recommend it to others but would mention this. Would the owner consider providing mattress toppers?

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2020

  • "Great place to stay with brilliant surroundings and views."

    Had everything we needed and close to barmouth. I thought the beds were quite hard but my partner was happy with them (you cant please everyone). Will definately book again.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2020

  • "Exceptional Views outstanding space, Host kindly posted an item left behind which was a nice touch ."

    Anthony Ferris

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation in a beautiful setting."

    The house was very well equipped and to a very high standard. The owners have thought of everything you might need. The three little children in our family loved the playroom and playing games on the field. We would certainly return.

    Reviewed by GlenysAug 2020

  • "Breathtaking views, a beautiful cottage!"

    Only 5miles from Barmouth Beach and had a wonderful bike ride up the estuary opposite the cottage. We had a very relaxing time

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2020

  • "Gardd Ynys is a lovely cottage, in a great location the children & dogs loved the wooded areas around the cottage, the log burner was fantastic in the evenings, the views from the balcony were superb, our only negative is that the matteress were so hard on the beds that we found it very hard to sleep, we used every piece of spare bedding available and relocated to the pull out bed, but this was still uncomfortable, 3 of our party left the cottage with bad backs!"

    If the mattresses were changed would would love to visit again because beside the sleeping arrangements, the cottage wants for nothing.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2019

  • "Lovely location."

    Close to the town. The outside area near the garage would be perfect for a hot tub. Great bedroom space for extended families and two tv's was a definite bonus with kids.

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2019

  • "A lovely week spent celebrating a family birthday at Gardd Ynys, a really well equipped property with fantastic views."

    Great location for Barmouth and surrounding areas. Would definitely recommend this property. The only improvement I would suggest is the sofa bed in the games room. This is not very comfortable for adults as mattress was not very thick. Otherwise a great property, we were sad to leave.

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2019

  • "Lovely property with outstanding views from the lounge, kitchen and double bedrooms."

    Enjoyed watching the sheep and lambs in the field after family meals at the large kitchen table which can comfortably seat 10. The kitchen has been completely revamped with new units and a large American style fridge freezer so the pictures do not do it justice. It also includes an induction hob and oven but the Aga is still there if you fancy cooking on that. The sofa bed proved a bit tricky so may need renewing at some point. Plenty of new seating outdoors but sadly no hammock. Overall a great place to stay and would happily return.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2019

  • "We had a lovely week at Gardd Ynys."

    The kids and our dog loved the little woods and gardens for exploring. The views from the kitchen, lounge and bedrooms are amazing. We had everything we needed and, apart from needing a lock on the master bedroom door (it opens on its own!) we had no problems during our stay. It’s in a great location with lots to do locally, the care taker is very friendly and helpful, it’s very clean, with lots of things for children to play with! It gets a big thumbs up from us and, we would definitely stay again!!

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2019

  • "Gardd Ynys has stunning views and a beautiful place to stay."

    There are just a few issues which need to be rectified.The garden pond is not filled in ,as stated on your website,it has at least 6-12 inches of water in it ,and reeds which could be a hazard for toddlers.The garden has some amazing areas for exploring,but not well kept.Quite long grass in places with potential for picking up ticks,and a number of loose slates on pathways. The orchard which would be brilliant for games etc is full of chopped down brambles. A new sofa bed would be a good idea,and also a new Pool table.The current one is rather old. Cleaning in the main bedroom was not as thorough as it could be.My daughter in law actually took a photo of the dust she collected from the head board and picture frames. If the above issues were actioned Gardd Ynys would be just idyllic.

    Reviewed by JenniferApr 2019

  • "Perfect property for more than one family, plenty of space for our winter holiday with all those boots and coats."

    Log burner, Aga cooking, plenty of hot water - we had a lovely pre-Christmas break with friends and family.

    Reviewed by AmandaDec 2018

  • "The views from this cottage are absolutely outstanding, no photograph can do it justice."

    The property is beautifully done, and the kitchen is extremely well equipped. The very kind owner allowed us to check in early and helped us later when us city folk struggled to use the AGA. A couple of downsides - the rope bannister made me anxious, especially with a toddler in our party, and it was very frayed. Also, the property could be cleaner, especially the kitchen which felt a bit grubby. That being said, it's a beautiful and wsll placed cottage and the view is just out of this world.

    Reviewed by AmyNov 2018

  • "Lovely house, well equipped and in a stunning location."

    Reviewed by KirstyOct 2018

  • "We liked it so much we'll be going again it is heaven for dogs and kids with the woods to explore and really well placed to explore the area ."

    Next time I will take my matress topper for the bed in the master bedroom as it is really hard.

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2018

  • "I have sent an email under separate cover and am awaiting a response from you."

    There were many issues with the property - mostly maintenance.

    Reviewed by KathrynSep 2018

  • "TV signal was very poor, not ideal for my 86 year old father who needs relaxing time."

    Wouldn't have booked this house if we'd known this earlier. Garden was unkept which was a shame as it was obviously once quite lovely. House is well stocked with cutlery and crockery but kitchen is a bit tired. AGA provided a warm welcome. Bathrooms and bedrooms were clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2018

  • "Gardd Ynys is a beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    The cottage was beautifully clean and well maintained. The owners provide everything required for a comfortable stay. We had a lovely time !! The decor and attention to detail was outstanding. There was only a couple of things that were negative. The garden is very overgrown and the bushes and trees block out a lot of sunlight from the terrace, which was a shame. There is a grape vine which will eventually start to destroy this beautiful house. The tv issue needs to be adressed as the signal constantly breaks up but this is a minor issue and did not spoil our stay in anyway.

    Reviewed by TinaJul 2018

  • "Amazing house, felt at home as soon as we arrived, loved the layout of the house, the location was wonderful, everything was lovely and clean."

    We will definitely be booking again for next year. My only slight niggle was the mattress in the master bedroom, it is so hard. But that's it, everything else was spot on. Thanks.

    Reviewed by JuliaMay 2018

  • "Beautiful place remarkable views fantastic adventure"

    Reviewed by KerryFeb 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, slightly difficult to find."

    beautifully laid out, the views were amazing. Would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by SallySep 2017

  • "Absolutely fantastic home, garden, and location the weather was brilliant too ..."

    Absolutely fantastic home, garden, and location the weather was brilliant too all the family, grandchildren and the dogs cannot wait to go again Thank s

    Reviewed by JillianJun 2017

  • "Stunning cottage in a beautiful location."

    Owner very helpful with any requests we had and cottage furnished to a very high standard. Would definitely consider returning if visiting North Wales again.

    Reviewed by LauraMay 2017

  • "This cottage was the best I've ever stayed in, very clean and beautifully furnished."

    The setting is very tranquil; a perfect place to unwind with stunning views! I will definitely be booking this cottage again.

    Reviewed by LauraOct 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size double (one with en-suite shower, basic and WC), 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • First floor sitting room (seats 8) with woodburning stove and balcony
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas AGA, induction hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Formal garden with pond filled with bushes, mature gardens with furniture, decking with picnic table, small outdoor play room.Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 5 miles
  • Note: Due to steps, uneven levels and pond with water and reeds in gardens and with access to the main road, care should be taken and children to be supervised
  • Note: Building next door to property is a garage and used for general storage. .

The property

Barmouth 5 miles.

A hidden gem, with plenty to offer in a beautiful setting, Gardd Ynys is a wonderful, detached house set within mature grounds and woodland of around one and a half acres.

Overlooking the Mawddach Estuary and the Cader Idris Range, it is a fantastic, rural getaway for friends and family wishing to spend time together whilst exploring this beautiful coastline.

The traditional farmhouse kitchen has an AGA and a quarry-tiled floor; a fantastic place for family gatherings and planning the day ahead over a morning cup of coffee, or a leisurely breakfast.

The loggia, terrace and balcony are perfect places for alfresco entertaining, or for somewhere to simply relax with a good book and enjoy the peace and tranquillity.

The first floor sitting room has a high ceiling and exposed purlins, a warming woodburning stove, a picture window and glazed French windows which lead out onto the balcony, letting in lots of light and framing the wonderful views which extend beyond pastureland towards the Mawddach Estuary.

There are two twin bedrooms accessed off a split-level landing, plus two king-size double bedrooms on the first floor, the master of which boasts a feature stone wall, an en-suite shower room and dual aspect windows enjoying a wonderful view of the garden and the estuary in the distance.

The property is approached through a pillared, wrought iron gated entrance and up a driveway, leading to a substantial expanse of parking.

There are large, lawned gardens on the approach.

At the front of the cottage, there is a broad, paved terrace with steps down to the more formal lawned garden, affording views of the Cader Idris range and the Mawddach Estuary, with a pond filled with bushes and bordering pastureland.

There are numerous seating areas from which to admire the beautiful surroundings, including the sheltered loggia and a picnic table on the raised decking.

This whole area is a haven for walkers and climbers, while the coastal town of Barmouth is just five miles away, with a beautiful sandy beach and an array of shops, pubs and restaurants.

It is also ideal for sailing and watersports enthusiasts, whilst the area provides some brilliant mountain biking opportunities such as Coed-y-Brenin, the largest mountain bike trail centre in Wales, just nine miles away.

Further afield, explore the stunning architectural gem of Portmeirion, take a historical trip to Harlech Castle, or enjoy the industrial heritage of the Blaenau Ffestiniog slate works, its steam railway, ZipWorld Titan or Bounce Below, an underground trampoline.

This lovely cottage offers a fabulous, rural retreat and its comfortable accommodation provides an ideal getaway for family and friends alike.

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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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