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Hendoll Barn

(Ref. 916897)

Friog near Fairbourne, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "A fantastic property."

    Wonderful location for a peaceful break. We will be looking at a return visit

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Jul 2024

  • "Great location."

    Lots of beautiful countryside, walks and beaches to explore. Accommodation was warm and cosy. We especially enjoyed having a log burner.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Mar 2024

  • "We found Hendon Barn a fantastic place to stay for the week."

    Clean, spacious, warm and comfortable with everything that we needed for the week. Ray was fantastic and lovely, helping us out. The barn was situated perfectly for us as we went mountain biking at Coed Y Brenin, walked across to Barmouth and spent time at the beach. Shops are easy walking distance to pick up whatever you need. Some great places to eat nearby. All in all we had a great time so thank you.

    Reviewed by Madeleine4.7Mar 2024

  • "Lovely property,had a lovely week , very clean ,well equipped C tucker"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage, would have liked to have lived there forever"

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2023

  • "This could be a beautiful barn if there was more attention to detail."

    It wasn’t clean! The shower room was mouldy and there was a tonne of hair in the plug hole, there were cobwebs on 2 of the windows in the kitchen, soil or dirt on one of the windowsills and dirt on the floor near the kitchen. We were given one dishwasher tablet for a 7 night stay and only one firelighter for the log burner. Although there was plenty of wood in the basket, I thought one fire lighter was a bit mean. The outside furniture was dirty. No hairdryer. No shower gel. No dishcloth in the kitchen. Overall, a disappointing stay.

    Thank you for your feedback, I am sorry you had these issues. We will work closely with our cleaners to work on the issues raised. As this is a self-catering property, we only provide the basics to get you started however we will take your feedback onboard. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline1.9Apr 2023

  • "Hendoll Barn is warm, comfortable, spacious, well designed and thought through."

    We had a great week there. Two good sofas, enough for four or more to sit on but crucially two to lie on! In a place where, in March at any rate, the weather can be wet, great to have a house you actually want to be in. And good to know there is a cheap, readily available car charging point 10 minutes' walk away. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Benjamin5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great accommodation, very clean, spacious and had everything we needed."

    Lovely walk up the back lane to the old slate quarry and Blue Pool with great views over the coast. The train station in just a short drive but we chose to walk across to Barmouth along the train bridge ( also cycle friendly) . Aberdovey just a short drive and a pit stop at Dolgoch Falls for a small circular walk (£2 parking fee) which was enchanting. Barmouth beach is gorgeous and dog friendly during our stay In February. The Barn was perfectly located for us to have a busy but short weekend break. Dolgellau is very pretty and has lovely cafes and a Co-Op. The Snowdonia National Park is stunning and we are planning to tour it more in our Campervan in the Summer. Overall we couldn’t find anything negative it was just what we needed and rejuvenating.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2023

  • "Property was amazing, old barn with modern touches, huge windows, solid wooden furniture."

    Beds and sofa bed were very comfortable. Kitchen was equipped with everthing that you could possibly need. Shower room was outstanding. The property was full of charm and beautifully decorated. We took our Christmas tree and some decorations but to our surprise everything was there already! Beautiful location, with a path up a hill just on a side of the property, including a waterfall too

    Reviewed by Patrycja5.0Dec 2022

  • "Could do with more information on emergency contact information and recycling"

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday, beds especially so comfy."

    Kichen well equipped and overall spacious accommodation. Only Two down sides was the the poor lighting in Kichen area and garden was lovely but not enclosed so made it difficult to enjoy with our dog. I would not recommend accommodation for a dog. Otherwise beautiful location and comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Caroline3.8Aug 2022

  • "Absolute stunning barn, everything we wanted, spacious, great location, clean, lovely patio for bbq's, dog friendly we thoroughly enjoyed our week at hendoll barn & would definitely return, only one very tiny complaint the towels where very smelly, they smelt fusty so we washed them all."

    A very beautiful barn conversion with no expense spared everything was spot on thankyou.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Aug 2022

  • "Very spacious, well looked after property, ideal for adults particularly those seeking walking, cycling and beach related activities , ideal for the dogs with tiled and wood flooring."

    Certainly a place I would consider going back to and recommend highly.

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Jun 2022

  • "Our mid year holiday with our friends."

    Exceptional barn conversion set in a beautiful village. Plenty of parking which some properties are missing that’s why we booked this.(2cars) Nice courtyard and furniture which was private. Comfy beds. Plenty of utensils. Crockery cooking essentials etc even a chiller for our wine. Had a couple of teething issues but was sorted straight away. Disappointed that there was no information pack for walks, train times, emergency doctors/hospital, and days out in area. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Gillian3.8Jun 2022

  • "Lovely barn conversion with loads of lounge space, and a well equipped kitchen."

    Large hall area with sofa and chairs was great when preparing to go out and when coming in- and leave your shoes, coats etc. The outside space was great too with seating overlooking the well maintained flowerbed. We were very lucky with the weather and really enjoyed exploring this lovely area from Hendoll Barn as our comfy base. Diolch yn fawr!

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2022

  • "Superb property, excellent location, couldn’t have asked for more."

    Will definitely be returning sometime this year. 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2022

  • "Great location only a 10 min walk to the beach ( with kids) and just off the A493 road so easy to get to Dolgellau."

    The upstairs area with living room/dining space/kitchen is a great space letting in lots of light. Only thing I didn't love is that bathroom fans are loud and can be heard upstairs.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Apr 2022

  • "This barn is a perfect place to stay."

    It has everything that we needed for our 2 night stay. Would definitely recommend. Thank you

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2022

  • "Loved our stay at Hendoll Barn."

    Beautiful Barn in a beautiful part of Wales. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

    Reviewed by Kimberley5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely property, well kitted out with everything needed."

    Great spot to explore. Great comms from owner too. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful location, quiet & peaceful, refurbished to a high standard and very well appointed."

    Good communication with the owner.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Dec 2021

  • "Very nice comfortable property in a good location."

    Well furnished, Xmas decorations a bonus. Very minor negative comments would be lack of anywhere to hang wet gear and nowhere to store bikes but overall we had a great time and would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.4Dec 2021

  • "Hendoll Barn was beautiful; so spacious and comfortable."

    Lots of storage space, amazing power shower and even drinks fridge! We loved the location - Fairbourne beach only a 10minute walk and so many other beautiful places to explore nearby. Such a fab holiday destination.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7May 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    Plenty of space, gorgeous , Warm, the owner had great communication and there was lots to do not so far away.

    Reviewed by Isabel4.7Oct 2020

  • "The property was very clean, spacious and comfortable."

    The only slight issue was we thought the kitchen area could have been a little bit better lit. The was one spotlight not working which may have been part of the problem. Overall a great property, and would not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, great location - lots of space would be nice if it had more bedrooms then would definitely use again."

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, great location, loved the holiday!"

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Jul 2020

  • "This was a wonderful holiday home ."

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Feb 2020

  • "Cottage was excellent Very cosey Everything we expected Our dogs loved it Perfect"

    Reviewed by Bernadette4.7Jan 2020

  • "The barn was absolutely amazing, with great facilities and accommodated everything my partner and I were after."

    With local transport links and lovely views and perfect for a cosy night watching a film with the fire on. shall be back next year 100%

    Reviewed by Callum4.4Jan 2020

  • "We used this accommodation as a base to explore North Wales, including Zip world."

    The accommodation was outstanding, with a really nice finish to the old farm building. There is a nice walk from the Farm House to Barmouth (6k) and flat, we caught the train back. Grill house in Fairbourne was nice food. (1k). I would highly recommend this accommodation as it was clean, comfortable and really is worth a visit

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Jan 2020

  • "Hendoll barn was a fantastic conversion with high attention to detail."

    The people who look after the barn had done such an excellent job of making the barn clean and welcoming. They had gone above and beyond in making the barn Christmas. Thank you to all involved.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Dec 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Hendoll Barn, would have been helpful to have some information for recycling."

    Reviewed by Virginia3.8Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful well equipped barn in great location with lovely walks on the doorstep with the dog."

    10 min walk into Fairbourne and the beach. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very impressive living area upstairs."

    1 of the bedrooms downstairs is very small with no wardrobe , only bedside cabinets . Not much information in info pack , no vacuum , broom or mop so we couldn't clean while there . Barn needs a good deep clean , quite a few cobwebs . Great area with plenty to do , especially if you enjoy walking

    Reviewed by Bev2.8Sep 2019

  • "We stayed at Hendoll Barn for a week in August, what a beautiful house!"

    Very clean and very comfortable. It was a ten minute walk to the beach, a shop and a lovely local pub and a ten minute train journey to the lovely town of Barmouth. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely return. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Aug 2019

  • "Absolutely loved this place, location was superb for walkers and dog owners."

    We stayed for two weeks, not sure if we should have had a cleaner after the first week (we did not) as there is no vacuum cleaner in the premises.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2019

  • "Nice clean place easy to find"

    Reviewed by Stuart4.4Jun 2019

  • "The accommodation is better than 1st class, we stayed in one of the smaller cottages and we were so pleased we up graded."

    The finish and detail to the Barn Conversion is wonderful we will stay again and will recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great place."

    The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed the kids loved it. The owner was easy to contact and very helpful with everything we asked about. There are great walks straight from the door up to the blue lake and beyond! The beach is close and the bar and grill serves good food if you want an evening out. Would definitely recommend this area for quite family time. Negatives A little disappointed there were no gates to keep the dogs safe from the main road and we had no bins for the week as someone supposedly had taken them.

    Reviewed by Craig4.7Apr 2019

  • "An amazing property that provided a home from home base for exploring the local area"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2019

  • "This property is just great."

    The quality of Hendoll has been thoughtfully planned throughout the cottage. The location is great for day trips and the 15-20 minute walk to the beach is wonderful. We met many people to talk with along the way. It is quiet and the patio is a sun trap. A walk out the door with my dog took us up to the old slate quarry with a stunning lagoon and views of the beach and Fairbourne. We were content and relaxed.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Mar 2019

  • "Hendoll Barn is by far, the best cottage we have stayed at."

    Lovingly restored, from the moment you walk in the door you are wowed by the cottage. It has a lovely homely feel and provided ample space for our group - 4 adults and 2 dogs. The location is perfect. Within the Snowdonia National Park you are surrounded by nature, providing stunning walks on your doorstep. Furthermore you are only a 15 minute stroll away from the quaint seaside town on Fairbourne. We cannot recommend this cottage enough and will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Alana5.0Dec 2018

  • "The cottage was amazing, really nicely done and much bigger than we were expecting!"

    The local village was nice enough but we caught it out of season so the narrow gauge railway was closed but there are a couple of general stores and the fish and chip shop was really nice! Barmouth was worth a visit, lovely mix of shops and cafes etc and just the other side of the estuary. We got out to see Harlech castle and Porthmadog heritage railway which was another really nice day. Overall we had a great holiday and hope to return one day to see some of the stuff the two kids were a bit too little for!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Nov 2018

  • "Hendoll Barn is a lovely property in a great location."

    We had everything we needed to enjoy a relaxing few days. Lots of dog walking on the beach and surrounding areas. Blue Lake was walking distance and great to see. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Nov 2018

  • "My husband and I needed to ‘get away from it all’ and Hendoll Barn at Friog, Fairbourne certainly didn’t disappoint."

    The barn is beautiful, well equipped and comfortable. The area is very peaceful and we certainly felt refreshed returning home. Would definitely return when we need to get away from it all again

    Reviewed by Natalie4.7Sep 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday - brilliant location near the beach, the blue lake and easy access to Snowdonia and the mountains."

    Cottage was excellent - very friendly owner, great facilities, would recommend!

    Reviewed by Ed4.7Jul 2018

  • "Barn very nice brilliant location"

    Reviewed by Anthony4.4Jul 2018

  • "We can not fault the house or it’s cleanliness and hate giving it any sort of poor review."

    The problem is the location, although the litt hamlet it sits in is lovely, the surroundings of Fairbourne are reminiscent of Jaywick on Channel 4! If you are looking for a clean, friendly home, with a view to using it as a base, then it’s great.

    Reviewed by Angela4.1Jun 2018

  • "The barn is absolutely the best place I have ever stayed, the pictures don't do it justice."

    It is very tranquil & it was a very relaxing break for the 3 of us there. It was nice to sit out in the enclosed courtyard listening to the nearby stream & the trees. The garden has a lot more flora & fauna than the website pictures show. Rooms & facilities were very comfortable & to a very high standard. The upside down living wasn't a problem to us, though you may have to tip toe around if you have differing sleeping patterns. It was nice that the doors in the bedroom could actually be opened onto the courtyard, so we made use of the patio furniture for morning coffee. The other adult with us enjoyed watching various World cup games on the comfy sofas & found the WiFi more than adequate for browsing. We also ventured out & about. I wish I'd known there was a trekking centre 10 minutes away. We visited Fairbourne beach ( very quiet ) & the Town of Barmouth ( twice ) . Barmouth has a beautiful beach, with a stunning mountain backdrop. Also visited Harlech Castle. We ventured a little further afield & went to Llandudno, about an hour & a half drive. Husband & Son went up to the blue lake behind us, a steep walk but they were impressed. My only niggles would be no pizza tray amongst the very well stocked kitchen ( very minor niggle ) & the fact that I wish I could afford this for 3 weeks in high season, to make the most of the area. Will certainly re-book the Barn & would also consider a shorter break for my Husband & me in one of the smaller cottages. Would love to visit this site in the Autumn.

    Reviewed by Dawne4.7Jun 2018

  • "Hendon Barn was exactly as advertised."

    It is an amazing Barn which is very well appointed and was perfect base for our Holiday in Wales. It was made even more apealing because it is in walking distance of a beach. Definately would like to go back

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2018

  • "A stunning barn conversion which was so comfortable."

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Jul 2017

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  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed and woodburning stove
  • Ground floor sitting area (seats 3).
  • Electric central heating with electric underfloor heating on ground floor and woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine (in lower barn), TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio area and furniture
  • Two well behaved pets-welcome, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 10 mins walk
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250.00. This property doesnt accept Sunday arrivals or checkouts
  • If you wish to book a short break, please book 3 nights from Friday or Saturday

The property

This superb detached barn conversion has so much charm, character and appeal, and is a truly wonderful holiday cottage.

Offering upside down accommodation with two bedrooms on the ground floor which are stylish in design, with the master bedroom benefiting from a fantastic en-suite wet room with an unusual arched ceiling, whilst the second bedroom has the use of the family bathroom.

The underfloor heating maintains an even temperature throughout the ground floor.

The open turned handcrafted oak staircase leads up to the open plan living area with high ceilings.

The well-equipped oak kitchen has a large range and island and a comfy dining area, great for social gatherings or a family meal together, and the comfy sitting area has a lovely woodburning stove, perfect for those cooler months.

A sofa bed in the sitting room also offers sleeping flexibility for the occasional guest.

All in all a wonderful cottage in a beautiful part of North Wales to be enjoyed all year round.

Note: This property is next to Refs. 916895 and 916896, together they sleep 14.

Hendoll Courtyard Cottages

Fairbourne 0.5 miles. These stylishly and wonderfully renovated courtyard cottages are situated in the small village of Friog, just a ten minute walk from the coastal village of Fairbourne. These cottages are perfect for a traditional family holiday or for just a couple or friends who are looking to spend some quality time together exploring the area and one of the loveliest coastline in North Wales. These beautiful cottages have been sympathetically refurbished and individually designed by the careful conversion of 19th century barns. They can be booked individually or larger groups could book the three cottages together for those special occasions when the whole family can get together and celebrate a special birthday or anniversary. Situated just a twenty minute walk to the two mile stretch of a Blue Flag beach and surrounded by open farmland with a backdrop of woodland these delightful cottages provide the ideal base. The cottages are furnished with modern living in mind with WiFi and electric heating throughout, as well as fantastic character features, such as exposed stone, high pitched beamed ceilings and woodburning stoves, whilst great care has been taken to ensure there is everything you could need to ensure you have a comfortable stay and a wonderful holiday. There is private off road parking and each cottage has a paved courtyard area for you to enjoy, finish that book you’ve always been promising to, or simply take in the scenery. There are numerous short walks from the cottages and the beach is about a twenty minute walk away. Visit the Blue Lake, a very deep, clear blue pool in a mysterious cavern, which occupies high ground in the old Golwern Slate Quarry above Fairbourne. You are ideally placed to explore the mountains of Snowdonia, being in the shadow of the striking Cader Idris, and the area offers numerous outdoor activities such as pony trekking on the local beaches. The popular market town of Dolgellau is less than ten miles away and Barmouth, with lovely shopping and a regal harbour is just a three mile walk across the estuary bridge or a fourteen mile drive. This is a wonderful location for the perfect family holiday, all year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Dolgellau 9 miles; Barmouth 13 miles; Aberdovey 15 miles.

Fairbourne is a seaside village in the Snowdonia National Park, which nestles between the beautiful Cambrian Mountains and Barmouth Bay. This coastal village rests beside a huge sandy beach, perfect for family fun and watersports. It is also home to the Fairbourne nature reserve. The well-known town of Barmouth, with its pubs, restaurants and beautiful beach, is only ten minutes away by train, or why not take a leisurely walk over the well-known Victorian Barmouth Railway Bridge with stunning views of Mawddach Estuary. The whole region offers excellent walks, mountain biking and watersports, boasts a variety of wild flowers, and is home to many species of birds that flock to the area's sheltered beaches and rock pools. Discover Dolgellau and delightful Aberdovey, and visit the magnificent sights of medieval Harlech Castle, Portmeirion Italianate Village and the wonderful Snowdonia National Park, all within a short drive. With plenty to see and do, this is a fantastic year-round holiday location.

Please be aware that pets should not be left in the property alone unless crated

This property doesnt accept Sunday arrivals or checkouts. If you wish to book a short break, please book 3 nights from Friday or Saturday

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas