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Y Becws

(Ref. 936171)

Llanbedr near Harlech, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

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

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61 Customer Reviews

  • "Access via a lane was challenging for my low ground clearance Mondeo."

    More suited to a Range Rover type vehicle. Shower worked but was not easily controlled and not a pleasure to use. Lounge kitchen area on the small side. Well equipped but always required lights on as daylight was quite restricted. Mrs Williams did respond very quickly to the water board cutting off supply for 20 hrs.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1May 2024

  • "Lovely hosts very welcoming, thoughtful and fun."

    Beautiful cottage in a fabulous quiet location a complete escape and a perfect place for a restful break. An amazing stay *****

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage, it is beautifully restored and has everything you need."

    Stunning location and perfectly peaceful and relaxing. We’re from busy Bristol and it was like being in another world. No traffic or pot holes amazing. Throughly enjoyed our stay and didn’t want to leave!!!!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2024

  • "Our stay was lovely, Fabulous little cottage with outstanding views and the lady who owns it was lovely."

    ...she had made us some Welsh cakes on arrival. Highly recommended this little gem.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Feb 2024

  • "This was a Truly Outstanding Cottage & certainly a tribute to its Owners, Who definitely did all they could to ensure a Perfect Stay, The property was maintained to a Very High Standard with Beautiful Decor throughout, A Very Nice Welcome Pack."

    The Owner on meeting Us for key handover & explanation of everything we needed to know for a comfortable stay, We will certainly Visit again, Many Thanks, Malcolm & Jennifer...

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Nov 2023

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage in a very scenic location."

    Really enjoyed my stay in Y Becws will be back in the future. Great welcome pack waiting for me when I arrived much appreciated and enjoyed . Thank you

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Sep 2023

  • "Perfect retreat for a couple."

    Outstanding views of the coast, lovely rural environment. Cottage is very well equipped and warm and cosy. It needed to be during our stay as storm Agnes kept us in for a couple of days! There is plenty of space and the layout has been well thought through for maximum comfort. If we had to suggest anything at all it would be to fill in the potholes on the approach track please. Probably a constant problem on a hillside so visitors proceed with caution when you first arrive. We would highly recommend this cottage and would happily return.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Sep 2023

  • "It was a brilliant little cottage."

    Cosy and warm with everything you could possibly want or need. It was in a fabulous location between Harlech and Barmouth with lovely views to the sea and very peaceful. A welcome pack was there for us on arrival which was very welcome. Would recommend to anyone and would not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a fantastic cottage."

    The patio area is a sun trap. there is everything there that you need for a perfect holiday. The cats and alfie are all very friendly. Bennar beach is just down the road and is perfect with it's golden sand and the dunes. We usually have walking holidays but it was so hot we spend in on the beach. Criccieth is also quite close as well as harlech castle.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and great stay"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "Very enjoyable stay in comfortable cottage, friendly welcome from the hosts and lovable dogs, outstanding property, centrally located for all places of interest on the coast, my wife and I highly recommend this property."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "Loved the cottage, smashing views."

    Lovely hosts. Shame we had to come home.

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wonderful little cottage on a farm with great walks and well placed for visiting the surrounding area."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Apr 2023

  • "Y Becws was exactly as described - a beautiful, thoughtfully decorated little cottage, in a peaceful location."

    It was so clean, and Mrs Williams was very friendly and helpful - nothing was too much trouble. It was close to tourist attractions, including Portmeirion and the beautiful Snowdonian National Park. Llanbedr itself was a lovely village with its own attractions on the doorstep. There were shops nearby for food, and larger supermarkets a short drive away. We would thoroughly recommend it to anyone, and would happily go there again.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Apr 2023

  • "What can we say more, it was a great experience."

    Thank you all

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2023

  • "From the outside it looked a little smaller and older than I'd envisaged, that said, looks are deceptive and once inside found that there was more than enough room for me."

    The property was warm, clean and well equipped and made good use of the lighting to enhance the old fireplace and oven making for relaxing evenings. Excellent shower and comfortable bed, the bedroom having view, on clearer days, out to the sea.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2023

  • "A very nice cottage perfect for couples who want to get away and have a quiet break."

    The owner mrs Williams was very friendly and attentive nothing to much trouble.highly recommend by my wife and myself.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Mar 2023

  • "We loved this little cottage."

    It was so cosy and really warm. The bed was so comfortable! The cottage was in the perfect location for exploring the area; close to Barmouth and Harlech and only about 40 mins to Snowdon. The location was lovely and peaceful with views over to the sea and the flight school. I was thrilled that there were 2 resident cobs in the field nearby, who I went to see most mornings. And the owners dogs and cat were ever so friendly. Eirian and Ethan (not sure on spelling) are lovely people and always willing to have a natter and offer help if needed, though we didn't need help as the cottage is so well equipped. We will be back for sure. Dee & Chris, Devon.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2022

  • "One of the best equipped cottages we've stayed in."

    Spotlessly clean, super comfy bed, so nice watching the sun rise and set over Cardigan Bay. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lleoliad ac eiddo gwych a chawsom ein cyfarch gan y perchennog a chawsom groeso."

    Nid oedd unrhyw dabledi peiriant golchi llestri ond buan iawn y cafodd hyn ei gywiro. Rwy'n meddwl y byddai arwydd ar y ffordd fawr yn helpu i leoli'r bwthyn gan ei fod yn bellter byr i fyny llwybr garw o'r golwg. Roedd y bwthyn yn braf ac yn glyd a'r gwely yn gyfforddus iawn, felly dyma gysgu'n dda. Ar y cyfan roeddem yn hapus gyda'n dewis. Diolch.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.1Sep 2022

  • "We spent two fantastic weeks in this romantic cottage."

    The landlady was very welcoming and even provided us with a welcome bottle of rose wine, fresh eggs, half a liter of milk and some Welsh biscuits. We felt very comfortable. The place is away from the crowds overlooking the countryside and the sea. It is also a good base for exploring the area. We hope to come back one day.

    Reviewed by Iris4.7Aug 2022

  • "A very comfortable cottage for 2 people."

    Very well equipped and with a lovely outside space to sit and enjoy the views over to the Llyn Peninsula. Mrs Williams was very welcoming and helpful and our best recommendation is that we have booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Jul 2022

  • "Mrs Williams was most helpful."

    The cottage is very attractive and equipped with everything required for a good holiday. The location gives excellent access to many interesting places. Dinner on the outside table overlooking the sea is to be highly recommended. Unfortunately there was no easy pedestrian route to the village, but this is nitpicking.

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location ."

    Good cycle rides and walks around.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2022

  • "Wonderful property, very clean ,owner helpful left us milk and scones and wine ..."

    Wonderful property, very clean ,owner helpful left us milk and scones and wine for our arrival, lovely views didn't want to leave

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage home, really cosy and beautiful."

    My boyfriend and I enjoyed our stay and didn't want to leave! Eirian is lovely and so are her dogs - really friendly and welcoming. Perfect getaway and we hope to come back again. Most definitely recommend!!!

    Reviewed by Cynthia5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage exceeded expectations, view lovely and host very good, every thing you would need already there."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2021

  • "Everything was great."

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Sep 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful location, would definitely consider returning or recommending to friends or family."

    Reviewed by Jeanette4.7Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you need."

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Aug 2021

  • "When you walk into this place you can see why people keep coming back."

    The owner is one of the nicest people that you could hope to meet. The views are amazing and amazing sunsets. It is close to some many things to do in the area. We are hoping to come back soon. Keep up all the good work.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2021

  • "A very well appointed holiday cottage for 2."

    Excellent facilities that met all our needs. Many thanks for coping with all the changes caused by COVID

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in peaceful location."

    Very warm welcome from the owner. Welcome pack much appreciated. Very well equipped with everything you need and very clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7May 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage with everything you need for a few days away."

    I would certainly recommend and will return. Luxury accommodation with amazing views.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2021

  • "The holiday cottage was beautiful, Mrs Williams the perfect hostess & very welcoming."

    Nothing was too much trouble for her. We had a lovely few days at Y Becws.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Sep 2020

  • "Overall the facilities were excellent."

    The host was friendly and helpful. A minor bathroom problem was swiftly dealt with and remedied. The lighting in the kitchen/dining area was a bit dim for my wife as she has sight problems. I would certainly go back there again at a future date.

    Reviewed by Bill4.7Aug 2020

  • "A lovely, quiet, private, well-equipped cottage for two, well situated for Snowdonia and the coast."

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was in a stunning location, clean and comfortable and effort had been put in to the finishing touches, we had everything we needed and more!"

    The local shops and pubs were excellent and highly recommend the NorBar for food and drink, great service and good atmosphere. We were welcomed upon our arrival, and made to feel welcome, but never hassled. The dogs were so friendly and often joined us for our morning coffee. Highly recommend this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2019

  • "Really peaceful cottage, with stunning views over the bay."

    Great place for exploring Snowdonia area.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was stunning so cosy and comfortable."

    It was in a fabulous location great views and so quiet. Would definitely go back, so much to see and do.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2019

  • "Our host Eirian ( a lovely lady,) provided us with every facility in an extremely well renovated Farm Cottage, with a lot of character, in a quiet and peaceful location."

    My wife and I would not hesitate to recommend this holiday to anyone who wanted to enjoy the beauty of Wales living on a farm and only hearing the sounds of the countryside.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Mar 2019

  • "The standard of the cottage, the location, and the completely relaxed feel meant that we had one of the most relaxing stays we have ever had."

    The welcome was warm, and the hosts never bothered us once during our stay. The weather was superb and because there is also so much to do in this part of the country the time flew. It was a shame that we were only there for 4 nights as we could easily have stayed longer. We would book this cottage again in a heartbeat

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had an amazing holiday - if I could give this cottage 6 stars out of 5 I would do!"

    ! It had a perfect view, perfect location, the cottage was wonderful - everything we dreamed of. We really needed a break - and we got absolutely everything we wanted here.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2018

  • "The area was superb the accommodation was very good."

    We would go back again. The family dogs were very friendly and greeted us on our return to the cottage each evening. We were made very welcome.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Oct 2018

  • "Excellent cosy cottage with magnificent views over Cardigan Bay."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Sep 2018

  • "Delightful cottage in a spectacular setting."

    Lovely owner, had left wine, milk and Welsh cakes for us. And an area with so much history and so many places to visit.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Sep 2018

  • "A little gem in the Welsh Countryside."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2018

  • "Cosy, homely Cottage, overlooking beautiful views of both the Welsh Countryside hills and the bays."

    Made to feel very welcome by both the owners and their dogs who were very friendly Perfect base for lots of seanic walks or wandering through the many charming villages and towns just a short drive away

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Mar 2018

  • "Our hosts and locals in the area made us feel welcome from the outset."

    Lovely cottage with thoughtful finishing touches and a great view of the evening sunset. Plenty footpaths in the near area - 1 week really wasn't long enough to explore them all and the nearby hills. Thank you for our much needed break

    Reviewed by Cathi5.0Feb 2018

  • "A lovely remote cottage, but wrong time of year as everything had pretty much closed for the winter - my fault for not checking!"

    !!!

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.2Nov 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location."

    Spotlessly clean, furnished to a high standard and equipped with everything you could want and more. Perfect for a relaxing getaway. Ideally placed for exploring the LLeyn or Snowdonia. Lovely friendly, helpful owners. 10/10 in every way!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Nov 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location overlooking the dramatic and ever changing views across Tremadog bay and the peninsula beyond with some stunning sunsets."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2017

  • "The friendly welcome on arrival and throughout our stay."

    The beauty and tranquillity of the location allowed us to unwind completely and spend long evenings outside looking at the ever-changing view across the bay. Perfect!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2017

  • "We were delighted with the decor in the cottage, lovely peaceful location."

    Nice that they made the effort to make you feel welcome with a bottle of wine, Welch tea cakes and the must tea, coffee and milk for after a long journey.

    Reviewed by Lynette5.0Jun 2017

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location."

    Very helpful and friendly owner, we were made very welcome. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0May 2017

  • "We were lucky with the weather but the cottage was in a perfect location and was the base for some wonderful experiences."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2017

  • "Nice cottage out the way quiet surroundings, limited mobile signals great for ..."

    Nice cottage out the way quiet surroundings, limited mobile signals great for getting away from the phone, nice to sit on the patio with a pint watching the world go by whilst enjoying the view across the bay

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Apr 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage and location perfect to just get away from it all."

    The owners were extremely hospitable and put us at ease for our stay. The owners pets did the same. Would absolutely recommend this cottage to others

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.8Mar 2017

  • "The owners gave us a warm welcome, including milk, coffee etc and a bottle of wine which was very welcome."

    As far as cleanliness is concerned I have stayed in four star hotels that were not as clean as this cottage. Overall this is a very comfortable cottage with lovely views (especially the sunsets over the sea), a well appointed bathroom and comfortable bed. The owners are friendly and surrounding area is beautiful.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Oct 2016

  • "The holiday cottage/ holiday was fantastic from the beginning to the end."

    Nothing was to much trouble for the owner Eieran (Mrs Williams ) she was so warm & welcoming, We would both go back to Y Becks. We came as strangers & went home friends.

    Reviewed by Cathy5.0Oct 2016

  • "We have booked with Sykes 3 or 4 times before and every time it has been so easy, be it online or speaking with one of Sykes personal, always a job."

    Every single property booked and spent time at, has been as described if not better. Each property has been beautifully looked after and maintained, the owners have been lovely and our holiday wonderful. The description of Y Becws was wonderful and the told us that this property was unusual and special. Y Becws exceeded our expectations it was enchanting, just a beautiful relaxing place to stay with incredible views and facilities. The owners were lovely, and the dogs just topped it. The surrounding area has so much to offer also. Like the other properties we have stayed at through Sykes, definitely on the want to do next list.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor: One king-size double bedroom with TV
  • Shower room with hydrotherapy/steam power shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas woodburning-effect stove
  • External utility room.
  • LPG central heating and gas woodburning-effect stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge (no ice box), freezer in external utility, slimline dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer in external utility, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent (Car charging is not included)
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front and side enclosed courtyard with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Beach 3 miles
  • Note: No children or infants
  • Note: The farm also accommodates a small and exclusive camping and caravan site which you will pass through on the way up to the cottage
  • It is close by but located well away from the cottage
  • Note: Although this cottage is pet-free, the owner’s dogs live here, and will very often meet you on arrival
  • Please note: Sorry, this property does not offer EV charging
  • As of 2024, Check in day will be Friday only.

The property

Llanbedr 1 mile.

A delightful barn conversion with its own terrace and parking space with the owner's home situated 50 metres away and another holiday home nearby on a 200-acre Welsh working farm, one mile from Llanbedr.

The cottage has a slightly elevated position and is nestled between the dramatic backdrop of the Rhinog Mountain range and splendid panoramic views of the Llyn Peninsula and Bardsey Island out across Cardigan Bay to the front.

This delightful cottage is perfect for a couple looking for a relaxing and romantic get away from it all break and is an ideal base for you to explore this wonderful part of North Wales and the Snowdonia National Park.

Historically an old bakery, the cottage has been lovingly renovated with many original features retained and restored.

Through the heavy oak door a wonderful wealth of charm and character awaits you and you are immediately drawn to the large impressive stone inglenook fireplace with the original bread and baking oven, with a warming gas woodburning- effect stove on a raised slate hearth.

The living accommodation is open plan and the high ceilings extenuate the space, with exposed beams and purlins.

The cosy sitting area is perfect for snuggling up on the comfy sofa together to enjoy your favourite film with the warming glow of the fire to enjoy on those chillier evenings.

There is a dining area for those romantic candle lit suppers and a well-appointed kitchen area in which to prepare them.

The pretty bedroom is spacious and light, with a high ceiling and beams and enjoys a lovely outlook and the patio door leading out to a private courtyard is a lovely spot to enjoy that early morning coffee.

Completing this beautiful cosy cottage, the shower room boasts a hydrotherapy steam shower ideal after a day walking in the hills!

Linking the living accommodation and the bedroom and shower room is arguably one of the nicest hallways you’ll walk through; fully glazed on one side with French doors opening onto the private and sheltered courtyard where you can sit and relax with a chilled glass of something and drink in those fantastic views, watch the sun dip down into Cardigan Bay, or perhaps even enjoy a little stargazing in the night sky and reminisce over the day.

Here time passes you by at a more leisurely pace, and after a long day walking in the hills you can return to this peaceful little bit of heaven on earth and simply relax.

The pretty little village of Llanbedr is a mile down the road where there are two pubs, a village shop and a local butcher’s shop.

There are some amazing walks from the door and Cwm Nantcol, Cwm Bychan and the Roman Steps are all close by.

The beaches along this stretch of the North Wales coastline are beautiful with miles and miles of sandy shores and there are many cycling trails (cycle hire is available in the village) to enjoy.

This fantastic location also boasts good golf courses, medieval castles such as Harlech Castle just three miles away, the Snowdonia National Park and miles of stunning coastline.

This cottage is a superb romantic retreat from which to explore this delightful area all year round.

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About the location

LLANBEDR

Harlech 3 miles; Barmouth 8 miles.

The pretty village of Llanbedr quietly nestles in ancient woodland between The Rhinogs, part of the Snowdonia Mountains, and the stunning golden beaches of the North Wales coastline. Situated next to the beautiful River Artro, and boasting a mild climate due to its unusual positioning behind the high dunes of a nature reserve, this charming village has an exciting array of wildlife and birds, handy local shops, bike hire and mountain walks on your doorstep, as well as two excellent pubs. The small town of Harlech is just 3 miles away and boasts the World Heritage Site of Harlech Castle, a majestic 13th century stronghold, the most impressive of all those 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 and the most magnificent six-mile long sandy beach, perfect for wonderful walks and family fun. Nearby Barmouth offers the amazing Panorama Walk along the beautiful Mawddach Estuary, providing breathtaking vistas, which were described by John Ruskin as “the most sublime view in Europe” and also a harbour from which you can catch 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.

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Note: No children or infants.

As of 2024, Check in day will be Friday only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas