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Hendoll Cottage 2

(Ref. 916896)

Fairbourne near Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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  • lovely (24)
  • clean (16)
  • beach (15)
  • walks (15)

57 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage itself is beautiful, it’s so peaceful and waking up to the stream outside the front door is perfect."

    Was lucky enough on the 1st day to meet the owner, he was super polite and welcoming. The only downside of the stay was the cleanliness of the cottage, the house keepers needed to actually clean

    Reviewed by Rikki4.4Jan 2024

  • "Brilliant, thanks for fixing the cooker, repaired really quickly."

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Dec 2023

  • "A welcome pack would be nice with relevant information provided"

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Oct 2023

  • "A home from home."

    With good facilities. Very comfortable within easy reach of some fabulous walks and places of interest. Perfect to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Oct 2023

  • "What a lovely place!"

    Everything was ready and clean. We found the cottage comfortable and everything we needed was there. Location is superb and some days we didn't need the car at all. Simply left the house and either climbed up the trail or down the other side to the beach. Loved every minute.

    Reviewed by Darya5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Very clean and great facilities. Beautiful area . Will be staying again .

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely area with walks straight from the door."

    Had everything we needed for our stay.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great location Lovely cottage Thoroughly recommended"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Hendoll cottage."

    Lovely cottage with enclosed garden - so we could let the doggies out without worry. Great open plan kitchen/living space and 2 good sized bedrooms. The location is brilliant, 10 minute walk to a dog friendly beach in Fairbourne. Small grocery shop in Fairbourne, or larger supermarket in Dolgellau. Friog is a great location to explore Snowdonia.

    Reviewed by Jeanette4.7May 2023

  • "Another wonderful week in this cottage, thank you."

    Perfect in every way. Honestly cannot fault it.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great base to come back to and didn’t want for anything."

    Ray has done a wonderful job with the cottage renovations, which were a joy to stay in. Would recommend it all day long, Thanks Ray for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Mar 2023

  • "This cottage was just absolutely amazing it had everything we needed and it was just so warm too."

    A fabulous location too there are stunning walls right on your doorstep so didn’t really use the car much over the week. Will definitely be back that’s for sure

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, everything we needed."

    Loved our stay and beautiful walks on the door step. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Jan 2023

  • "We have stayed here before and it was our first choice this time."

    Lovely place

    Reviewed by Janice4.4Nov 2022

  • "What an amazing cottage and location."

    2nd time here and will definately return.Couldnt ask for anything more.Stunning walks right from the door and the cottage was so clean and cosy.Perfect.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean and well equipped in a fantastic location with amazing views would definitely return and would recommend to anyone."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage ,very clean and every thing we needed for a enjoyable holiday ..."

    Lovely cottage ,very clean and every thing we needed for a enjoyable holiday including a safe little garden for our 2 dogs in a very quiet area with lovely walks to the beach or along the estuary or up the hills behind the cottage

    Reviewed by P5.0Jul 2022

  • "We visited in early July when the weather was mostly dry."

    Lovely property within 5 mins walk of the sea front. The open plan lounge, diner, kitchen room is quite light and airy, but I imagine when the stove is lit it can be cosy too. Two large sofas to allow you to spread out. The bedrooms are comfortable and are located downstairs, as is the bathroom. The accommodation filled our needs and is nicely located for beach dog walks and excursions to Barmouth, Dolgellau, Tywyn, Aberdyfi and Snowdonia (Cader Idris is quite close). If we were being finicky a dishwasher would be great, but otherwise the kitchen is well equipped. We may well be looking for a return trip later in the year.

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage very clean and well equipped and in the perfect location for beaches walks and cycling."

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage ."

    Comfortable light and pleasant. Great walks from doorstep and excellent base for hill walking and tackling the mountains . Kitchen equipment poor . Utensils missing ( tongs serving spoons casserole dish with lid ) but we got round it Shower lovely but loo cistern sticking Garden advertised as enclosed which technically it is but not for a dog bigger than a Chi hua hua ! However orchard area nice for on lead relieving although our neighbour didnt seem to pick up after his dog

    Reviewed by Penny3.8May 2022

  • "The cottage was very good."

    The garden was small for the dogs but there is a grassy area just outside the gate. There is a wonderful beach about a mile away but no access for the mature of us.we had a nice quiet peaceful holiday.Will be going back.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2022

  • "The property could be lovely, but it was dirty ."

    Under the beds and sofas was filthy. I wasn't looking for that but as you went down stairs you could see how bad it was. The cutlery ,crockery and saucepans had to all be washed before could use them , which I realise is from other holiday makers. All that said a really good place for walks. We had a great time.

    Reviewed by Kenneth3.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Better than National Trust offerings.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was superb, loved the open plan living room and kitchen area."

    It made a perfect base, we had family staying next door and down the road in a B&B. Location was ideal for exploring and going on lovely walks. Cottage was modern and had lovely beds. Lovely grass area too for dogs and kids. Only room for improvement would be the following: Welcome Pack - info re recycling, wifi code and the local area. Outside light Dishwasher - shocked there wasn’t a dishwasher given the size of the kitchen More glasses - and another larger pan and more crockery including egg cups A warming sign regarding how hot the water is. We would definitely come back and recommend. One other thing turn the fan off in the bathroom at night by using the isolation switch outside. It will keep you and the neighbours awake. Luckily as family were staying next door we asked them to do the same as gave us a sleepless night.

    Reviewed by Gilly4.7Apr 2022

  • "It was a beautifully done cottage a perfect home from home, warm, comfortable with everything we needed allowing us to just unpack and relax straight into our much needed holiday."

    The position of the cottage was perfect for exploring Wales and it was good to be back. I would definitely stay there again and recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Heating control could be improved."

    Reviewed by John4.1Mar 2022

  • "Very pleasant cottage although not that clean."

    Boiler made a funny noise one evening and had to turn heating off (After speaking to the very nice owner on the phone) The TV came on at 4:00 very load which I assume someone has done as a joke(not funny)

    Reviewed by David3.1Mar 2022

  • "Wonderful property."

    Found the stairs a little difficult as I'm disabled and could really have used a hand rail both sides but I managed only slipping once during my stay. TV would have been nicer if it was a little bigger and slightly higher. Could really have used some instructions on the method of recycling as the containers were very different to where we live. Just a list of what is recycled and what to separate into each bin would have been a big help. This is our second visit and won't be my lady. I will continue to recommend to all our friends and family.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Mar 2022

  • "The cottage suited us perfectly in terms of location, facilities, comfort, parking etc."

    It is a lovely place to stay for a small family. However, as many people have commented in the past, it could do with a thorough clean. It is a relatively small property and with the extra time (entry after 5pm and departure by 9am) that has been allowed to clean it because of COVID 19, one would expect it to be spotless. Suffice to say, you would not wish to drop and retrieve anything from between the settee cushions or from under any furniture! It is a pity that the owner seems to ignore this advice.

    Reviewed by Steve4.1Dec 2021

  • "Great stay, we had a really lovely trip."

    Lots of lovely day trips out and walks in the local area. Advice to others would be to bring condiments and all extras like tea, coffee and sugar, butter and oil. There are plenty of pans etc., books and the tv was brilliant, but as listings says other things have been removed.

    Reviewed by John4.1Oct 2021

  • "Small but functional, easy access, not as clean as I would have liked, heating was on the Fritz but the log burner was pleasant, would I book again, probably not as it was quite expensive."

    Reviewed by Simon3.1Oct 2021

  • "Only two of us got to the holiday which was probably just as well, given the limited crockery/cutlery/cooking utensils provided, but cottage was a warm and comfortable base for the wet days and well-placed for varied visits in the better weather."

    Reviewed by David4.4May 2021

  • "Great location for beach, Cadair Idris and Mawddach estuary including Barmouth bridge."

    Friendly + helpful owner who communicated directly with us re. changing Covid situation. Cottage very cosy and had everything we needed. Plenty of parking and we could do walks straight from the door including on the Welsh coastpath which passes the front door!

    Reviewed by Jenny4.1Oct 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    The cottage was warm, comfortable and well equipped and in a great location.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Oct 2020

  • "Perfect in every way."

    Loved the cottage, was so much better than we expected.Wonderful having barn doors in the bedroom which led into garden and was able to leave top door open to listen to birds.The location was also amazing.Ten minutes walk to a gorgeous beach or ten minute walk the other way up a picture perfect lane and track to blue lake.So many walks from the doorstep did not use the car at all during our stay.Would definitely return and recommend. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was even nicer in reality than in the photos, very clean and comfortable throughout."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Carla5.0Aug 2020

  • "It was beautiful, like home from home."

    The beach was so close. We would definitely recommend and look to return next year

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Perfect for what we wanted.

    Reviewed by Steven3.4Jul 2020

  • "Great cottage in a hidden gem of mid wales loved our time away."

    Would definitely recommend to others that they give this place a chance regardless of the recent reviews! You won’t be disappointed

    Reviewed by Heidi5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage itself was restored to a high standard; the bed was comfortable as were the sofas."

    As others had mentioned in the visitors' book, it is in need of a good deep clean. The kitchen utensils and crockery were not all thoroughly washed, and I had to wash them all before use. (One plate had actually been stacked DIRTY, as had a pan.) The kitchen had been equipped to a good basic level, but not with real love and enthusiasm, as has been the case in several cottages I use. I suppose @utilitarian' would describe it. The cottage is very conveniently situated with lovely walks and beach nearby, and despite some reservations, I would book it again. It's a pity there isn't a dishwasher, which would help with hygiene. The TV was not watchable in rainy weather (just when it is needed!) so a dish might be considered. Also, as was mentioned frequently in the visitors' book, I was surprised there was no reference file: ref bins, local amenities etc. This is normally a given in rental cottages. The tin opener was broken, and had also been mentioned previously. I do not mind of you publish this or not. It is meant to be helpful.

    Reviewed by Jack4.1Sep 2019

  • "Nice cottage with lots of lovely walks and easy access to other parts of the coast"

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Jul 2019

  • "Nice enough place and location to stay in, but unfortunately was let down by low standard of housekeeping, i."

    E. thick dust and cobwebs everywhere, dirty mirrors, cup marks on coasters, dirty windows, some of the kitchen dishes needed replacing, the fridge door handle hadn’t been cleaned and the cottage didn’t smell nice on walking in. The place needs a good spring clean. Not what you expect to find in a holiday home. From other similar comments we have read in the visitor book it would seem that no action is taken regarding housekeeping standards which is a shame.

    Reviewed by Janet2.8May 2019

  • "The cottage is in a fab location and equipped with everything we needed."

    Once there we didnt use the car. A visit to the Blue Quarry Lake is a must. Take note of the chip shop opening times as they shut quite early on and the ordering procedure of the Indian. Local shop is well stocked and owners very friendly.

    Reviewed by Cheryl4.7Apr 2019

  • "Cottage was really nice, very warm and cosy, good of road parking."

    Plenty of good walking in the area, very happy.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Feb 2019

  • "Fantastic location"

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely week away with my fiance, parents and two dogs."

    Location was fantastic as it was only a 5-10 min walk to the shops/chippy/train station. Everywhere is extremely dog friendly and the beach is only 10 mins walk. If you catch the tide at the right time you get a beautiful sandy beach, perfect for dogs to run around. Property has everything you need just wish the garden was more secure as our dogs if left alone could easily jump the wall.

    Reviewed by Charlotte3.4Oct 2018

  • "We stayed at this cottage with our two dogs for a quiet week away from the hustle and bustle of normal daily life, the cottage is perfectly situated with an old slate mine and Blue Lake 1/2 mile in one direction and a lovely quiet and very clean beach 1/2 mile in the other direction, with the friendly village of Fairbourne at the edge of the beach, the harbour town of Barmouth is only a couple of mile walk further up, or for the less energetic there is a train service which only takes 10 minutes to cover the distance across the Barmouth Bridge."

    The cottage it's self was just lovely, very tidy and fitted with all the amenities one would expect, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this very quiet area and left very relaxed and refreshed. I would highly recommend this cottage, we loved every minute.

    Reviewed by Spencer5.0Oct 2018

  • "Although the cottage was comfortable and clean the equipment was very basic, for example no teapot was provided despite a previous comment in the visitor’s book."

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely location."

    Had a really lovely week!

    Reviewed by Michael3.8Aug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage close to beach and blue lake that is beautiful and worth a visit."

    We found that it's about an hours drive from most things we wanted to do. The pony trekking centre down the road is good and value for money. The only let down was the cleaning of the cottage, cobwebs and dust everywhere. Also the patio at the rear needs finishing and some of the slabs are wobbly.

    Reviewed by Adrian3.4Aug 2018

  • "The general cleanliness of the cottage wasn't as expected."

    There were lots of cobwebs in the corners of all the rooms. I had the clean the oven/grill tray because someone had used it previous to us arriving ( previous occupants)and it was covered in fat, and the utensil draw was dirty with a long hair right across all the items in the draw. The cottage itself was great and the location was brilliant ( just down the lane from the blue lake) and a ten minute walk to the lovely beach and shops), but the whole experience was let down by below average cleaning. We are not fussy people we do expect those little a bit of focus on the presentation and cleanliness of your property.

    Reviewed by Lianne3.8Jul 2018

  • "Cottage is situated in a prime location for walking and for driving to more stunning destinations for days out."

    A beach is in walking distance from the cottage to blow away the cobwebs and Barmouth bridge is also a stone's throw. Stunning scenery from where ever you look. Fabulous!

    Reviewed by Sarah4.6Feb 2018

  • "This cottage was close to local amenities, was cosy and comfortable and was of a high standard."

    thoroughly enjoyed our winter break

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jan 2018

  • "Had brilliant Xmas with family ."

    Location is great. We loved the layout of our upside down cottage.

    Reviewed by Wioletta4.6Dec 2016

  • "Beautiful cottage and excellent location."

    We will be back!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2016

  • "Location was great for us as we wanted an outward bound type holiday with walking and cycling activities."

    Very pet friendly and our 4yr old Shih Tzu loved it but didnt like going down the stairs as she couldnt grip the smooth wooden treads. The bedrooms downstairs was a quirky change and the log burner in the lounge made for very cosy evenings. Beautifully restored and renovated we cant wait to go back again.

    Reviewed by Nick4.8Aug 2016

  • "Excellent location to explore this part of Wales."

    Can't fault the accommodation

    Reviewed by Alan4.6Aug 2016

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  • Over ground and lower ground floors
  • Two lower ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Lower ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking in parking area behind cottages for 2 cars, additional roadside parking on lane outside cottage
  • Enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop 10 mins walk
  • Beach 1 mile
  • This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100.00. 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 semi-detached barn conversion is a welcoming holiday cottage with a spacious and welcoming open plan living area.

It features a sitting area with a woodburning stove and a modern kitchen.

Stairs from the sitting area lead to the lower ground floor bedrooms from where you can access the courtyard garden.

A delightful cottage in a beautiful part of North Wales.

Note: This property is next to Refs. 916895 and 916897, 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 £100.

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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