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Ael Y Bryn Country House

(Ref. 1078849)

Dyffryn Ardudwy, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 6 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "The house is in a great location for exploring North Wales with ample space for the 12 of us."

    The kitchen was well stocked with useful cooking equipment and the bedrooms were very comfortable.

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2024

  • "Great property."

    Lovely location.

    Reviewed by Ted5.0May 2024

  • "Fabulous house!"

    It has everything you could need and more. Perfect for big families or meeting up with friends. Fantastic location and amazing host.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a fabulous few days in this wonderful house."

    Plenty of room to relax. Lovely bedrooms and great showers. More than enough facilities in the kitchen and dining room. And the views were to die for. Even the weather played ball and enhanced our time away. Great location to visit Harlech and Barmouth and further afield if wished. And the dog absolutely loved the beach. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Apr 2024

  • "The house is beautiful and ideal for a large 3 generation family stay."

    We travelled out daily for day trips and ideal location. It was spotless and ideally equipped. Very spacious outside for dogs and enclosed area at the back for safety. It was very warm and heating mat meed adjusting now for the clocks going back

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Oct 2023

  • "Great house, very well appointed everything you need."

    Beautifully comfortable beds. It would be even better if it had a downstairs toilet. Great pity that the conservatory isn’t in Use. We were a party of 10 and everyone agreed on the above.

    Reviewed by Beth4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely place, clean and tidy with all the facilities you need."

    Owners very friendly and helpful. Great place for access to beaches and other interesting sites. A really nice house and place to stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay with all the facilities we needed."

    Absolutely loved the location and property. No faults at all.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great house."

    There was 4 couples, 4 kids and a dog, and the accommodation was perfect for us. Kitchen and dining room are massive and great. And the fridge dispenses ice and cold water! All the double bedrooms are good size and comfortable. The play park for the kids was great. The view from the front is super looking over to the sea. The beach is a thirty minute walk, and is lovely and sandy. Harlech and Barmouth are ten mins down the road. Really nice. No one complained or whinged about anything, which is very unlike my family who love to pick fault. Great holiday place. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a great stay and enjoyed the property enormously."

    That said, we mis-read the details where 6 bathrooms are stated, however one of the en-suites does not include a shower/bath, so two rooms have to share the bathroom. Also the occupier of one of the twin rooms complained about the uncomfortable bed, and the lack of spare toilet rolls. Also there were very limited kitchen disposable supplies but more than sufficient glasses/crockery/cooking implements. Overall very good. Would return.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.1Jul 2023

  • "What a lovely place."

    It comfortably accommodated our large family plus our dogs. There was plenty of space and every room was thoughtfully done and very comfortable. The view from the house were amazing and it was a perfect place for our whole large family to get together!

    Reviewed by Mansi5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay here and were within reaching distance of the slate mines, Zipworld, and Harlech Castle."

    Plenty of space for 9 young men who made great use of the BBQ and could all fit around the kitchen table and in the living room! Highly recommend this and really reasonably priced for large groups and big families. Felt very grand and was very comfortable, thanks for having us!

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Jun 2023

  • "The grounds and the views were far more impressive than indicated in the brochure ."

    We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay .

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2023

  • "Amazing stay."

    Stunning house, beautifully clean, amazing views and owner was very friendly and helpful. I even left a pair of headphones there and he kindly posted them back with no charge. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful luxurious house with stunning views."

    Very well equipped and clean. Perfect location for exploring the local area. We had a wonderful stay and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful property, absolutely gigantic, perfect for family reunion."

    Location excellent! Thank you very much!

    Reviewed by Maria Gabriela5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely house with plenty of space for 3 families plus dogs!"

    Lovely big rooms with clean bathrooms and well-appointed kitchen with lots of space to cook for 11. Morris was super helpful and very accommodating.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Mar 2023

  • "The house is gorgeous and very well furnished and equipped."

    Our only problem was the cooker in that it was really hard to understand how to get it to work! The tumble drier was a bit sporadic in whether it worked or not! But the owners were very proactive and helpful in trying to help us get things going. Fabulous position in a wonderful part of the country

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Sep 2022

  • "Beautifully situated property with wonderful sea view and sunsets over Lleyn peninsula."

    We were blessed with fab weather as well. Good butcher, Spar shop and post office a short walk away. Host helpful but unobtrusive.

    Reviewed by Judith4.4Jul 2022

  • "Most luxurious accommodation - lots of bathrooms, massive kitchen, extensive lounge seating."

    Accommodated twelve in our party comfortably.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Apr 2022

  • "Only issue we had was the door lock falling off trapping people in the loo - luckily was quite amusing and property owner was informed - he was lovely and will sort straight away."

    Would love a hot tub on the property as a suggestion for improvement it would’ve just really topped off our stay. Lovely property, lovely location, friendly owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fabulous accomodation."

    Morris was helpful, there if we needed him, but unobtrusive. It is a very special house amazing views and handy for the local shop. Very spacious well equipped, I usually take my own pans but no need. Beds were comfy and it was spotlessly clean. We were a family of 12 and we had lots of room. We loved our stay and will definitely be rebooking.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2022

  • "This was our 2nd stay at AEL Y Bryan Country House in the last 3 months, the 1st being the 27th September 2021."

    We again found the facilities to be exceptional and had a wonderful few days even though the weather was a bit grim, but it didn’t stop a few of our group from having a dip in the sea on New Years Day (Brrrrrrrrrrrr) We hope to return for a 3rd visit in future

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "Wow! What a fantastic house to stay in."

    It was so well equipped for all our needs, and was so comfortable. We were a group of 12 adults and there was plenty of space both for doing things all together and having some separate space in the house. It was a delight to stay here, and Morris was so helpful. Highly recommend. Leona

    Reviewed by Leona5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic stay at Ael Y Bryn, would definitely recommend."

    The kitchen and dining room were particularly lovely, and the entire property was clean and felt very welcoming. Rooms were a great size and easily accommodated all 10 adults for cooking, eating, sitting in living room together etc. The location is also great, only about 20 mins walk from a lovely beach. It was private enough whilst also having amenities like a Spar shop close by. We were made to feel very welcome and enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Oct 2021

  • "We stayed at Ael y Bryn for a small family vacation."

    The property was in great condition (just refurbished) and excellent for entertaining with the spacious dining room / kitchen and the gas BBQ on site. The view from the front of the property over the coast was amazing. Location is great for access to beaches (Barmouth, Harlech, Shell Island etc) and we managed to have a great week with the weather which made our stay all the better. We would definitely stay here again. Morris (owner) lives just next door & was hospitable and helpful for any queries we had.

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Sep 2021

  • "We were SO impressed with this house!"

    And the sunset views from the front door over the sea and mountains were just amazing. The kitchen had everything you could possibly need for 12 people and the bedrooms were really comfortable. We hired the house for a farewell get-together of friends as we are emigrating but we really didn't want to leave after 3 nights! Hopefully we can book again next time we visit the UK.

    Reviewed by Lydia5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week there and everything we used around the house was in excellent condition."

    Owner really nice too and only saw him when we went and asked him about how we leave the property on day of departure. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Sep 2021

  • "House is good."

    .but owner lives next door and always keep watching us what we are doing. Its bit annoying and uncomfortable for us and owner entering into the property without permission and when we ask him, he always saying he needs to fix something. There is a room which he can enter into the property from that room.. We always have a feeling that he is also entering when we are not yet home.

    Thank you for your feedback. It is unfortunate you chose to breach your contract by bringing more guests with you than were permitted. My insurance only provides protection for 12 people, not 16 like you had in your group. It is the first time in my 15 years of property letting I have had to ask guests to leave early. I live in the property next door but would only ever enter the property with the customers knowledge, and certainly never enter the property whilst customers are not in situ.” Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lakshmi Narasimharao2.5Aug 2021

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  • 1st Floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Lounge Area, Balcony, Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC; 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC; 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC; 1x Twin with Toilet & Basin
  • 2nd Floor bedrooms: 1 x double with Smart TV, balcony and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC; 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Utility/boot room
  • Sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • 2 x electric ovens, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • 3 x Smart TVs with FreeSat and Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking
  • Lawned sloping gardens, with patio, picnic benches, decked area, furniture, gas barbecue and children play area
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: There are slopes and uneven surfaces in the garden, therefore children should be supervised
  • 2 well-behaved pets are welcome
  • Note: Children must be supervised when using the play area
  • Note: The cottage is elevated and set back from the main coast road, therefore some associated noise may be experienced when in the garden
  • Note: External car charging point available - supplement payable direct with owner
  • Note: The twin room on the second floor opens straight out onto stairs
  • Note: The conservatory is currently not available for guests to use
  • Note: All fireplaces are for decorative purposes only
  • Note: No hen/stag or similar groups
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £500

The property

Set in private gardens, in the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park, with easy access to the beaches of the North Wales coast is the beautiful Ael Y Bryn Country House, an impressive detached Victorian property which stands elevated from the road, in a prominent position within the coastal village of Dyffryn Ardudwy on the North Wales coastline.

This excellently maintained period residence is the perfect place for friends, groups and large extended families to get together and create memories that you'll be able to take away and treasure.

Approach along the sweeping drive before arriving to park up in the car park which provides ample parking for several vehicles.

The impressive hall welcomes you in and you are immediately drawn to the beautiful Minton flooring, high ceilings and pitched pine staircase.

There is a spacious sitting room with large bay window and views provides an ideal place to relax and socialise in, while the dining room is able to seat 12 guests comfortably for dinner.

The kitchen is very well-appointed and is sure to delight the chef in the family, with two ovens, plenty of worktop space and an island means you'll be able to create that perfect family meal.

The utility/boot room comes well-equipped with a washing machine and tumble dryer.

This fantastic cottage offers six well-appointed bedrooms, four with en-suite facilities, making it ideal for friends and families alike.

A fifth bedroom has an en-suite cloakroom and there is also a spacious family bathroom on the half landing.

The master bedroom on the first floor has the benefit of a sitting room with Smart TV, perfect if you want some time out from the group.

The second floor double, also with Smart TV has a small balcony with bistro table and chairs, whilst the two front bedrooms on the first floor enjoy amazing, far reaching views of the countryside and Cambrian coastline.

The outdoor space has been well thought out with landscaped areas and grounds sloping away down to the roadside.

Picnic benches at the front of the property provide great vantage points where you can enjoy a refreshing drink and take in those far reaching panoramic views, and magnificent sunsets over Cardigan Bay.

A gas barbecue is provided for alfresco dining and the children will love the play area with tire and rope swings, slide and various other obstacles to challenge them!

Ael Y Bryn Country House is in an excellent location for a seaside holiday, close to miles of beautiful sandy beaches offering wonderful water sports, as well as cycling, walking, fishing and golf.

For days out, explore the beautiful surrounding coastline, or discover the magnificent Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park and with Harlech and its majestic 13th century castle, now a World Heritage Site, and the Royal St David's links golf course in one direction and Barmouth, with its quaint shops, quayside restaurants and Blue Flag beach in the other direction there is something for everyone.

Ael Y Bryn Country House is a fantastic property to escape to, relaxing with friends and family for the perfect memorable holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Harlech 5 miles; Barmouth 5 miles.

The pleasant village of Dyffryn Ardudwy quietly nestles between The Rhinogs, part of the Snowdonia Mountains, and the stunning golden beaches of the North Wales coastline. The unusual positioning of this charming village results in it having its own mild climate, as well as offering good local shops and pubs. The surrounding area has an exciting array of wildlife and birds including soaring buzzards. The small town of Harlech is just 4 miles away, dominated by its majestic 13th century castle which is a World Heritage Site, and the most impressive of all the castles built in North Wales by Edward I. Popular with golfers due to its famous Royal St. David's course, Harlech also boasts an excellent variety of amenities including some good quality restaurants. Nearby Barmouth offers an amazing Panorama Walk with breathtaking views and also a harbour from which you can enjoy a ferry to Fairbourne for a ride on the miniature railway or a boat trip out to sea to try mackerel fishing. With the delights of Snowdonia National Park and beautiful Cardigan Bay to discover, this is a fantastic holiday location at any time of the year.

Note: External car charging point available - supplement payable direct with owner.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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