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Llangynog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 934531)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a delightful stay at Bodywen."

    A very comfortable, well equipped house with a pretty garden and in a beautiful setting. Lots of good walks and cycling. An unpretentious pub. If you want towns and good mobile reception, maybe not the best place, but ideal for retreat and relaxation.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2022

  • "Thanks for a great week in your cottage it was great ."

    What a dear place you have , we all loved it. Would recommend it to all .

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2022

  • "This was a fabulous, spacious house in a beautiful location."

    The kitchen was really well equipped, so cooking an Easter Sunday lunch was no problem. We loved the little garden, too.

    Reviewed by SianApr 2022

  • "Really impressed with this cottage, had everything we could possibly need and such a beautiful area to stay in."

    Everyone was so friendly and we're happy for us to join in on the Halloween celebrations, we had fun decorating your front gate. Was such a bonus to have a bathroom each, the cottage had a cosy feel to it and we didn't want to leave! My only feedback would be to put on the description that you have feather bedding, we had two members of our party who have a slight allergy to feathers, and even with antihistamine it can bring on cold type symptoms, we bought our own pillows just in case, wasn't an issue, just not often we get feather in holiday accommodation so didn't think to ask. Otherwise completely faultless, already looking at dates for next year.

    Thank you for your lovely review, we were so pleased to hear you had such wonderful time at Bodywen, on checking with the owner they have confirmed that all the bedding in the property is Dacron Allerban Anti Allergenic, therefore guests with feather allergies or sensitivities need not worry or bring their owner bedding. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanOct 2021

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Clean, modern and spacious. Exceeded our expectations - thank you.

    Reviewed by RogerOct 2021

  • "We had a great week and it was lovely to have a pub with good food just across the road."

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2021

  • "The cottage was as described and well positioned for walking."

    The host communicated well. Would definately recommend.

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2021

  • "Lovely roomy, well equipped cottage."

    Reviewed by ChristinaSep 2021

  • "Charming cottage with lots of space, in a peaceful location, we were delighted to listen to the owls and watch the bats swoop in the garden."

    The beds were extremely comfortable and we loved the large spacious kitchen. To be fair there wasn’t much we didn’t like about this cottage so much so we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2021

  • "Clean, spacious, well equipped cottage with wonderful views from the garden."

    Huge kitchen diner, great for get togethers. Comfy beds and lots of storage space in the bedrooms. Highly recommend and would return.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2021

  • "The cottage was clean, comfortable and surprisingly spacious."

    Loved the large kitchen and master bathroom. The garden was a sun trap too with views of hills all around. My family took advantage of many walks around the local area. We also visited Portmeirion, Barmouth, Llangollen and Anglesey. The views whilst driving in the area are fantastic. It is an hour at least to get to any of these places although Lakes Bala and Vyrnwy are closer. We ate substantial meals at the pub over the road on two evenings but otherwise catered for ourselves. Only negatives are lack of mobile reception in the area although WiFi worked. Also needed to buy oven gloves as none supplied plus we couldn’t find a BBQ although it was listed. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and got to explore the beautiful areas nearby. I am sorry you did not find an oven glove as there should be one there; we will check to make sure it has not been moved or taken. There is also no BBQ listed at this property as one is not provided. We very much appreciate your comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2021

  • "Clean, well kept cottage and garden with all facilities you could wish for in quiet easy access location with good walks and pub from the doorstep."

    Owner was helpful and we would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJul 2021

  • "Such a lovely quaint cottage with all amenities plus so much space."

    Loved the garden and didn't want to go home.

    Reviewed by LornaJun 2021

  • "We had a lovely time at Bodywen cottage which we found to be very clean and comfortable."

    We are used to a king size bed at home and found the double beds although comfortable on the small side, an error on our part for not checking. Having three ensuite bathrooms was a real bonus when getting ready. The location of the cottage is lovely, however it is at least an hour to most major locations along some narrow roads, the scenary is beautiful and the garden at the cottage very nice to sit out on at the end of a busy day. There are no local shops and although reviews on the pub in the village were good our experience was not and would not recommend. We have stayed at many cottages and was surprised there was no welcome pack of goodies as there has been at others, overall we had a great time and would recommend Bodywen cottage

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Bodywen."

    The cottage was absolutely gorgeous, spotlessly clean and had everything you needed. We enjoyed several meals at the New Inn (2 min walk away from the house) as the food was very good. The surrounding vistas were incredible. The neighbours were lovely and friendly. What more could you want? We will definitely be back and will recommend it to friends and family too.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage is great little village."

    Very well equipped kitchen. Comfortable lounge and smaller second lounge which unfortunately we didn’t really use. Exceptional main bedroom. We loved everything about it and would definitely go back if we stayed in the area again. Good pub just across the road and great walks from the cottage. Possible to walk to Pistyll Falls, well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at this great cottage."

    It ticked every box from location to space. Warm, cosy with great views. A friendly pub that serves good food 2 mins walk away. Great walks from the door and within 20 min drive to Lakes Vyrnwy or Bala. Easy distance to other beautiful parts of North Wales. Will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by ElaineOct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, situated in a lovely area."

    Everything done to a very high standard, gorgeous views of the surrounding hills from all the rooms. The en suites were also incredibly useful for the family - always nice to have when you're staying as a group of six. The area itself has a local pub, plus easy access to lots of stunning places, such as Lake Bala and Lake Vrynwy. We had a really enjoyable time.

    Reviewed by AlexAug 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage in a stunning area, was everything we hoped for and more!"

    Wished we could have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by AmyDec 2019

  • "Fantastic location, beautiful cottage well recomended"

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2019

  • "It was a beautiful cottage, full of character, peaceful and tranquil place to stay."

    stunning views on the way to bala. Very ideal location for travelling around wales.

    Reviewed by JuneSep 2019

  • "We had a lovely week stay at the cottage."

    You had plenty of room to accommodate four adults and two teenagers. Wifi very good and the best bit no phone signal. Bedrooms larger than expected and all had en-suites. The only negative I would say there was no iron or ironing board. But would highly recommend it and we will definitely use again

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2019

  • "The property was perfect for our needs , in a beautiful location It will be ..."

    The property was perfect for our needs , in a beautiful location It will be highly recommended by myself & the rest of the family

    Reviewed by WendyMay 2019

  • "Our family of four had a fantastic time."

    The cottage is absolutely spotless. And very large. The locals are a mind of information where to go and what to see. And this time of year is lambing time. Really lovely. This is our second visit to the cottage, we will definitely be coming next year

    Reviewed by MarilynMar 2019

  • "Great cottage and location would go back again"

    Reviewed by SteveNov 2018

  • "Great base for getting away from it all."

    After a long day walking and exploring the area nice to come back and relax in front of a roaring warm fire. Lovely cottage, very roomy and well equipped, we were not disappointed.

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2018

  • "This was about our fifth holiday booked through Sykes Cottages and we know that our holiday accommodation will always come up to our expectations."

    Reviewed by JosieOct 2018

  • "What an excellent cottage."

    Everything was superb. The location in the mountains, the facilities and the 2 pubs nearby helped to make this a brilliant stay. The owners of the cottage have thought of everything to make staying here perfect.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2018

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a peaceful, rural area of Wales."

    We had a great week relaxing in the cottage and the surrounding area. It's our second visit and I'm sure we will be visiting again.

    Reviewed by RonaAug 2018

  • "The cottage is perfect."

    We were two couples and one child and it could not have been better. Lovely garden, beautiful views and the rooms are lovely.

    Reviewed by IsabelleAug 2018

  • "There was a mobile phone app offered by Sykes with which (I thought) the status of our booking could be seen."

    After booking I looked a few times but I never saw a confirmation of the booking in the app.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2018

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    The cottage was beautifully decorated, clean and comfortable. We would highly recommend using Sykes Cottages as the while experience, including booking, was fantastic.

    Reviewed by MatthewJun 2018

  • "Bodywen is a lovely house with masses of space on the ground floor and an enclosed garden."

    The kitchen made for a wonderful family space at mealtimes and was very well equipped and with plenty of cupboard space. The utility area was an unexpected bonus. The main lounge was cosy in the evenings when we were all relaxing together. The second lounge wasn't needed but had we had a rainy week I'm sure we would have got plenty of use out of it. The upstairs accommodation is equally lovely though my mum who was sharing the twin with my daughter struggled for space and kept banging her head in the ensuite whenever she used the loo. I banged my head quite a few times too in the big bathroom. (None of us are tall I might add.) The beds were extremely comfortable and everything was very clean and tastefully decorated. We had glorious weather for the week we were there and so we were out every day in the sunshine. Time spent in the cottage was fairly minimal and mainly centred around food prep, mealtimes and evenings playing board games with the kids or watching a DVD. We all loved the house and particularly the entrance hall with its unusual features. When we reluctantly returned home, it turned out my daughter had left behind something rather precious to her. The owner of the cottage couldn't have been kinder and more helpful in getting it returned to us. Thank you again Andrea.

    Reviewed by RachelJun 2018

  • "It was just wonderful, the most relaxing, comfortable cottage ive ever stayed at, lots of space and interesting features, couldnt want for anything and so conveniently situated for access to anywhere."

    In fact have booked again, it really is that good.

    Reviewed by AdrianApr 2018

  • "The sofa needed a good hoover down the sides, lots of biscuit & crisp crumbs - that is the only niggle"

    Reviewed by DawnApr 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage, very cosy with plenty of space."

    Great kitchen area for socialising whilst making meals. Everything you could require for a short or long stay. Great location for visiting lots of attractions and close to local towns/villages with character. Pub literally on doorstep and great meals, friendly staff.

    Reviewed by PamMar 2018

  • "The cottage was everything as described there were magnificent views from all the windows, it was also clean and comfortable, the log burner in the lounge was gorgeous also the kitchen was well equipped."

    The pub across the road did fantastic meals and the walks from the cottage were outstanding. The cottage is everything as described and would definitely recommend it and we will be going back again

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2018

  • "Returned to this beautiful, comfortable cottage for a family break."

    Explored the fantastic surrounding countryside, trail centres and down hill on bikes enjoyed by all . Rounded off by tasty,friendly meal in local pub. Thank you once again for a perfect time.

    Reviewed by SusieFeb 2018

  • "The cottage is in an extremely idyllic location and the accomodation was of a high standard."

    It felt like a home from home and the children loved it. Would certainly consider staying there again

    Reviewed by AndrewDec 2017

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a beautiful location amongst the Welsh hills, made especially spectacular by the significant snowfall."

    The cottage is extremely well furnished and equipped with a lovely big kitchen which made for sociable meals. The lounge has plenty of seating plus there's a smaller sitting room. All 3 bedrooms are ensuite which was a real bonus with 6 adults. Friendly pub just a few hundred yards and helpful neighbours who looked in on us to make sure we were ok when the 8" of snow came. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by TimDec 2017

  • "Fantastic clean, comfortable cottage in beautiful location."

    Family enjoyed walking and cycling from the doorstep. Owner very helpful. Set in Picturesque peaceful village.

    Reviewed by SusieOct 2017

  • "Next time we'll invite the family!"

    Reviewed by IanSep 2017

  • "The cottage was amazing, good quality furnishings and plenty of space for our family."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by CherylAug 2017

  • "Beautiful location, wonderful cottage, fabulous holiday."

    Reviewed by MaureenJul 2017

  • "Great holiday in a lovely cottage, in a peaceful location."

    Very comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by RonaJul 2017

  • "Lovely homely cottage with lots of space and wonderfully scented garden set in a beautiful area"

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2017

  • "Cottage was beautifully appointed and pristine."

    Very quiet and peaceful location close to the pub and great walks. Won't hesitate to stay again.

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite freestanding bath, hand-held shower, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Two sitting rooms with woodburning stoves.
  • Oil central heating with two woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars with additional roadside parking in lane outside cottage on first come, first served basis
  • Bike storage in garage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • 2 Well- behaved dogs welcome
  • Pets not allowed in the bedrooms
  • No smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Mobile signal is intermittent due to location.

The property

An immaculately-presented quality cottage which is located in the heart of the pretty village of Llangynog in the Tanat Valley.

The village sits at the foot of the Milltir Cerrig mountain pass, in the heart of the Berwyn Mountains in Powys.

Full of character, this lovely stone-built cottage has a spacious entrance hall which leads into one of two cosy sitting rooms with comfy sofas and a woodburning stove in each.

The large and well-equipped breakfast kitchen is perfect for families and friends to gather together around the country style dining table.

A utility room with a useful drying rack leads out into the pretty side garden which provides a sunny spot to sit back and relax.

The second, larger sitting room also has a warming woodburning stove set within the feature fireplace, perfect for snuggling up on cool evenings.

Upstairs are two lovely double bedrooms and a twin room all with en-suite facilities.

The cottage is in a superb location for walkers, cyclists, birdwatchers and climbers, with an excellent mountain bike facility on the doorstep.

Nearby Rhaeadr Waterfall has the highest single drop waterfall in the UK and is well worth a visit.

Within easy reach is the town of Llangollen with its steam railway and stunning canal, Oswestry and the medieval market town of Shrewsbury.

A trip to Bala or further afield to the city of Chester can easily be enjoyed from this lovely cottage or Barmouth on the west coast of Snowdonia.

Bodywen is a delightful rural cottage in a superb village location just perfect for a relaxing break to be enjoyed by friends and family at any time of the year!

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About the location


Bala 13.2 miles; Shrewsbury 32.4 miles

The pleasant village of Llangynog lies in the breath-taking rolling countryside of North Powys on the banks of the River Tanat amidst the beautiful Berwyn Mountains, and surrounding wooded hills and valleys. The area has a history of lead, silver, and slate mining, dating back to the 17th century but today it is a renowned location for climbing, birdwatching, walking, and cycling, with famous mountain bike trails near Dolgellau, and a mountain bike centre at Llandegla. To dine out there is the New Inn, a traditional pub, which enjoys scenic views of the Snowdonia Mountain range, and a short drive will lead you to a well-stocked Post Office to stock up on the essentials. Visit the historic market town of Bala for an action-packed day, where you can take up climbing, abseiling, mountain biking, as well as canoeing and kayaking on the glacial lake; it is a wonderful beauty spot, with excellent fishing and a variety of water sports, or perhaps visit Lake Vyrnwy, which has an RSPB centre and a sculpture park. Also, within easy reach is Llanrhaeadr Waterfall, the tallest single drop waterfall in England and Wales, or cross over the border into Shropshire to explore the town of Shrewsbury, steeped in history with its Grade I castle. This is a beautiful part of the country and is perfect for touring the rest of North and Mid Wales and Shropshire.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas