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Llangynog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 22261)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "Great facilities and very well situated one hour from snowdon, dog walks in the ..."

    Great facilities and very well situated one hour from snowdon, dog walks in the valleys at the rear of the property and ample off road parking with large bedrooms Tea , coffee and cake was there on our arrival which was Welcomed after our long journey up

    Reviewed by ScottMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Glendower the house was comfortable and very well appointed."

    Location is stunning with amazing scenery and loads of great places to enjoy. Hosts were friendly and helpful when we had an issue it’s the tv they came straight away ti resolve it for us.

    Reviewed by WendyMay 2022

  • "Lovely friendly owners."

    Property was cosy and in a good location.

    Reviewed by MichelleApr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Glendower Cottage."

    The owners were very helpful and lovely people. The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped, it had absolutely everything we could’ve needed for our stay. We stayed a few weeks and the village had a lovely inclusive and welcoming atmosphere too. We definitely hope to visit again in the future. Thank you for such a wonderful experience!

    Reviewed by GillFeb 2022

  • "We loved our stay at the cottage."

    The place is lovely and homely, has everything you need. Will defo be booking again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JennyFeb 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage that’s clean, warm and has lots more room than expected."

    The main lounge/dining area is spacious and very comfortable and the 3 bedrooms are bigger than expected also. The hosts are very helpful but not intrusive and made us feel very welcome. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by KayJan 2022

  • "What a lovely stay in a beautiful cottage set in gorgeous surroundings!"

    Upon our arrival late in the afternoon on a cold winter's day, we were greeted by a toasty warm cottage which looked so welcoming and snug in the lamplight. We immediately noticed sanitising equipment like hand gel, antibacterial wipes and spray, which were reassuring to see. The owners very kindly left us a delicious tea cake, milk and some chocolate, all of which were greatly appreciated. The cottage was clean and looked just like the photos in the advert. The downstairs area was open plan and spacious, which made it perfect for our gathering of four adults and one child as we could all still see each other and chit chat while the members of our group were doing different things like cooking, sitting at the dining table, or lounging on the very comfortable sofas which were brand new. The beds were comfortable and the bedlinen was crisp, fresh and smelled lovely. The kitchen had teabags, sugar and coffee sachets as well as most of the equipment and gadgets we needed for our stay (but we could have done with a rolling pin). The TV was a smart TV with viewing options like Netflix, Prime Video, etc. Having said the above, we have some suggestions which we hope will help the owners improve the experience for future guests even more: 1. Step: There is a step in the living area which takes you up from the level the sofas are on to where the TV stand is, as well as the door leading to the bedroom upstairs. This step is unmarked, and, although shallow, it can cause people to trip while heading towards the bedroom door, or lose their footing when coming down into the living area. It is visible in the photos on the cottage advert but if you arrive while it is dark (like we did), it can be hazardous. Very shortly after arriving at the cottage, our child lost his footing as he didn't see the step, fell down into the living area and just missed knocking his head against the coffee table. Luckily our child is only three years old because if he was older and therefore taller, his head would not have missed the table. One of the adults who arrived later the same evening and missed seeing our child fall over, also lost her footing and almost fell as she did not notice the step either. For health and safety reasons, it would be good to have some sort of marking along the edge of the step to mark the change in floor level. Maybe floor tape of a colour which is still sympathetic to the surrounding decor of the cottage might be an option as it wouldn't ruin the 'look' of the room but could still help prevent people from injuring themselves. Another option is LED strip lighting which is inexpensive and also looks great. It is worth saying that after we experienced these two incidents shortly after our arrival because of this unmarked step, we were all hyper aware of it and were very careful for the rest of the stay, so there were no more accidents. However, we were lucky that the first incidents were not more serious such as a sprained ankle or a knocked head on the stone floor or against the wooden coffee table as these could have negatively affected the rest of our getaway. 2. Chandelier bulbs: The bulbs in both chandeliers (over the living and dining areas) are a mixture of mostly cool white, one or two warm white and a couple of bulbs that aren't working at all. This is also the case with one of the wall lights behind the dining table which has one warm white and one cool white bulb. Unfortunately this really spoilt the look of the main room of the cottage once it got dark. The cottage is beautifully furnished in a rustic style and the warm white lights in all the other areas of the cottage perfectly complement the look that the owner was going for. Unfortunately the mismatched cool white lights and dead bulbs, looked careless and lacked the loving attention to detail which was so obvious everywhere else. Being the main lights in the largest part of the cottage, they looked harsh, clinical, and were hard to ignore, so we often resorted to keeping them off and walking around in the semi-darkness which was only lit by the surrounding warmer lights from the kitchen and freestanding lamps, and only turning on the overhead lights when we had no other choice such as at evening mealtimes so as to see our food. 3. Remote control: The TV remote control was very unresponsive for the entire duration of our stay and caused a fair bit of frustration for various members of our group when each of us took turns to try and navigate to something to watch on Netflix and Prime Video. It would be worth the owner checking whether it is simply a case of the remote needing new batteries, or, if indeed the remote itself needs to be replaced. 4. Ensuite toilet: The toilet in the ensuite connected to the double bedroom is not level and unfortunately the tilt is very noticeable and somewhat uncomfortable when sitting on it (it is higher on the left side and slopes downward to the right). This might be something the owners could consider rectifying if they plan to re-fit the ensuite in the future. The ensuite also seems a bit tired when compared to the rest of the cottage. The above suggestions are detailed but these are not intended to be critical; instead, the intention is to help the owners make their lovely place even more perfect (and safe, in the case of the first suggestion), especially since three of the four points are fairly quick and cheap fixes. Overall, I would recommend the cottage as it suited us well and we are glad that we chose to stay there.

    Reviewed by MarionDec 2021

  • "Just got back from a week's stay in this cottage and can say we were pretty comfortable throughout."

    There was a power outage on our last morning checking out because of the storm, but it didn't detract from our enjoyment of the holiday. The welcome cake was much appreciated too.

    Reviewed by IvoryNov 2021

  • "Warm and comfortable cottage."

    Really quiet area and plenty of wildlife locally. Only issue we had was the sofas were, for us, uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by TonyOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a nice location for exploring the Snowdonia region, my wife especially loved all the little attentions to detail within the decor of the cottage."

    Very clean and cosy. We left with 2 very tired dogs. Would recommend!

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2021

  • "Fantastic stay and an ideal location for a base, little touches are great from ..."

    Fantastic stay and an ideal location for a base, little touches are great from the owner, it suited all our needs, definitely want to come back very soon

    Reviewed by PhillipAug 2021

  • "The only negatives were no signal to use mobile for calls, there was a landline which you could use & leave a contribution also the 2 upstairs bedrooms ceiling sloped so had to be careful not to bang head."

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2021

  • "Lovely clean & comfortable cottage in a very picturesque setting."

    The cottage itself was very well equipped & provided us with everything we needed & more. We were all very sad to leave & had a brilliant holiday. Great dog walking in the area too.

    Reviewed by LorraineAug 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a rural location."

    Quiet and unspoilt countryside, Wonderful views. Cosy and relaxing environment.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2021

  • "The cottage is lovely inside."

    Extremely well equipped and comfortable. I was a disappointed at the location, which wasn’t accurately available until we paid. The photo doesn’t show the row of houses behind the house, or the fact that it is on the corner of a busy road, so, there is constant traffic noise. The only bit of ‘garden’ is the tarmac out the front. Given that, and it is on the road, it wasn’t a nice place to sit. The dogs didn’t much like that either. Lovely cottage if you don’t want a garden, and don’t mind keeping the windows closed! It was extremely hot when we went and I was also very glad to have bought my own fans, though, the stone walls of the cottage did help keep things cooler.

    Reviewed by LauraJul 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage !"

    We also met the owners what lovely people , they made our stay even better . Would recommend this cottage to anyone it’s a real gem & . With all the home from home touches ! Amazing walks , scenery beautiful & so relaxing welcoming villagers & nice little local pub with great meals , just what what else do you want or need for a holiday break

    Reviewed by EveMay 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely - very well appointed with lovely period touches."

    It was comfortable, warm and well equipped, with info about what to do in the area. The covid precautions were clear, comprehensive and reassuring, and the village is attractive. The owners were friendly and helpful on the phone. The only thing I'd say is it's quite a trek from the kingsize bed to the bathroom in the night. Aside from that, it was a really lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by SaraDec 2020

  • "We had a really relaxing stay, such a lovely property with so much character and very comfortable."

    Our 2 dogs loved the walks and the scenery is beautiful. The owners left us sone hone made tea loaf which was delicious. Visited Barmouth and enjoyed a lovely walk on the beach. Also visited Llangollen and Bala which are also lovely places. We loved the village and found the local residents very friendly. Looking forward to returning again in the future.

    Reviewed by CarolynSep 2020

  • "Perfect location to explore the beautiful area."

    The cottage met all our expectations and was a perfect home for the three generations to catch up and enjoy time together. Lovely open plan living and well equipped with everything needed for a family break. Would love to return again and would definitely recommend this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by TamsinAug 2020

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a fantastic area for walking and cycling, only 10 miles from Snowdonia but without all the crowds."

    The owners have made really good provisions against covid-19 and they left us home made tea bread for our arrival which was kind. The village has 2 pubs but only the New Inn was open for our stay. Food was basic but filling if you've been out exercising. The mountains in the area are great for exploring but note that some of the paths on the map are hard to find and/or blocked by fences - definitely take a 1:25k map rather than a 1:50k.

    Reviewed by MatthewJul 2020

  • "Ensuite extractor fan very noisy in upstairs bedroom"

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2020

  • "Great place well worth the money will be back again"

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2019

  • "Had a great time, the cottage was splendid and really cosy."

    The new Inn pub is well worth a visit too,

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2019

  • "This is a lovely holiday cottage with amazing views and lots of fantastic walks on your doorstep."

    It is a very nice village, but lacks a shop, the closest one being about three miles away, so it's a good idea to take shopping essentials with you. The cottage itself has all the kitchen equipment you could possibly need and more... so we ate in most of the time. Barmouth has a lovely beach and is well worth a visit and there are a couple of great garden centres within a thirty minute drive, if you're a plantaholic!! All in all we had a fantastic relaxing holiday... only minor downside was the lack of a garden area, although there is a great front patio area, where we were able to eat outside... our puppy thoroughly enjoyed his holiday and we would definitely recommend it...

    Reviewed by BryanJul 2019

  • "We knew there was no garden and there being no bathroom upstairs but they both might prevent us booking this cottage again!"

    The cake, mints and many thoughtful touches were greatly appreciated as was the fabulous scenery. We had a ver a very soggy week with almost wall to wall rain so we spent a lot of time in the cottage and still enjoyed ourselves.

    Reviewed by FlJun 2019

  • "The cottage was a little gem everything we needed for a relaxing week made to feel very welcome"

    Reviewed by GarryMar 2019

  • "Very well equipped cottage."

    Close to pubs an ideal location for exploring this part of North Wales. Great local walks if you have dogs. Cannot fault the place.

    Reviewed by MatthewMar 2019

  • "What a lovely cottage this is!"

    Pictures do not do it justice - the lounge/dining room like a baronial hall with ceiling to the top of the house! Warm and cosy and the log fire just a dream. Took morning coffees every day in the bright and cosy conservatory. Nice welcome pack provided (thank you Mr & Mrs Ashton). Kitchen well equipped (even had a knife sharpener which often isn't provided anywhere) but kettle took forever to boil! Only downside was the shower in the bathroom ran cool before I could rinse off my shampoo. Brrr. All in all, a lovely break and we will be returning :).

    Reviewed by JoyMar 2019

  • "The pictures of the cottage don't do it justice."

    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2019

  • "As usual, Glendower was a peaceful haven of rest and relaxation."

    Surrounded by mountains in the tanat valley you can’t do anything but relax. The cottage is comfortable and warm but full of character and at one with it’s surroundings. This has been our sixth time here and certainly won’t be our last. Mr and Mrs Ashton who own the holiday cottage are a kind and welcoming couple who go a long way to making a stay here more comfortable. Thank you for that. See you again next year. Ed Disbury

    Reviewed by EddieFeb 2019

  • "The owners of Glendower Cottage made us feel welcome by leaving lamps on, heating on and goodies by the way of milk in the fridge, tea/coffee/sugar available and very tasty home made tea bread and chocolates."

    As we had travelled for 5 hours, this was a very nice gesture. A lovely area to explore and the hub of the village is the pub 'The New Inn'. A lovely relaxing break in a lovely area. Would recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by SusanJan 2019

  • "Fabulous Glendower cottage home from home breathtaking surroundings woul definitely recommend this cottage"

    Reviewed by JudithNov 2018

  • "The Cottage was beautiful ."

    ..Mr and Mrs Ashton made the cottage very cosy and welcoming for our arrival , even left out tea and coffee for us and the home made Tea cake was delicious ..the chocolates was lovely touch ...they forgot to leave milk but that evening after returning to the cottage after our evening meal at the local pub we found a bottle of milk waiting on the door step ...Mr and Mrs Ashton are very attentive to the needs of the guest we found everything we needed ...will definitely book this cottage again

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2018

  • "Very pleased as usual."

    Been with Sykes for several holidays now, and always happy with the property.

    Reviewed by RogerAug 2018

  • "The cottage was fantastic and perfect for our needs."

    The location was great, quiet and relaxing but perfectly placed for exploring. The owners were really thoughtful and made our stay even more special.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    ..very well equipped with lovely furniture and nice comfortable beds.it was a pleasure to stay in.The scenery was lovely with 2 friendly pubs just a stone's throw away.nice and central for beautiful places to visit as well.would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by JuliaJun 2018

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at Glendower Cottage."

    Beautiful countryside,good for walking and verry friendly people.It is is verry likely that we will be back some .day

    Reviewed by MarijkeMay 2018

  • "Lovely place, our 2nd stay at a sykes cottage, the only slight issue was no shop in the village and no mention in description so we arrived and then had to drive a further 15 miles to get groceries."

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2018

  • "Everything was smooth & stress free."

    Cottage was stunning & made for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by KellyFeb 2018

  • "What a lovely relaxing cottage, lovely and clean and in a fantastic area."

    Great for dog walking so peaceful and quiet. Would highly recommend this cottage we had a great time and will be booking again. Owners are lovely and are always willing to help.

    Reviewed by JudithFeb 2018

  • "This is the fourth time we’ve been to Glendower and we will be back again next year."

    It’s location is excellent for relaxation and central for trips out. It’s like a little step back in time where you can escape the pressures of everyday life and relax and escape for the whole time you’re there. We love the place and appreciate Mr & Mrs Ashton’s hospitality in providing a lovely holiday place. Ed Disbury

    Reviewed by EddieJan 2018

  • "Lovely touches by the owner - decorated the house for our Christmas stay!"

    Reviewed by SarahDec 2017

  • "Such a great cottage!"

    ! Everything was superbly presented and pristine, lovely high quality towels for every guest. This cottage has a great heating system as we were there at the end of November but the whole cottage was comfortable and warm, a real delight to come back to after a brisk walk in the wonderful surrounding countryside. The hosts were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We will be returning next year. NB The local pub was very welcoming, they had a well priced varied menu for the whole family.

    Reviewed by CarolNov 2017

  • "No Extremely good value and well presented cottage in small village"

    Reviewed by AnthonyOct 2017

  • "Everything about the cottage was outstanding"

    Reviewed by GlynFeb 2017

  • "Glendower cottage is in a perfect location which just enhances the quality of the holiday."

    It was a perfect peaceful and enjoyable week. Ed Disbury

    Reviewed by EddieJan 2017

  • "Stunning cottage, we've had a great time."

    Very attentive owners - chocolates, heating and lights on on arrival made a big difference! My 3 year old cried when we left - that says a lot... Will definitely book again soon!

    Reviewed by XintiaJan 2017

  • "A lovely warm and very well equipped cottage in a beautiful "away from it all" village."

    We all loved our stay and would definitely return. Many thanks to the owners Mr. & Mrs Ashton.

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2016

  • "The initial contact with Sykes was brilliant using the online chat service and subsequent contact was also excellent."

    Reviewed by AntoniaOct 2016

  • "This was the second time we booked this cottage and it felt like home from home."

    Very pet friendly. Only down side - bed in downstairs bedroom wasn't very comfortable.

    Reviewed by PollyOct 2016

  • "Great place to unwind and take the dogs out good pub nearby for food and drink"

    Reviewed by AntonySep 2016

  • "We had a power cut towards the end of our stay & had to contact the owner to activate the heating system."

    This was done quickly so no discomfort resulted.

    Sep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x ground floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x mezzanine twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area with electric log-effect stove and sitting area with stone fireplace with multi-fuel stove
  • Conservatory (seats 4).
  • Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove and electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of DVDs and CDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • South-facing, enclosed courtyard with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles
  • Two pubs serving food 2 mins walk
  • River 1 min walk.

The property

This charming, 19th century, stone-built, detached cottage is set in the village of Llangynog and is surrounded by the beautiful Berwyn Mountains.

This lovely Llangynog cottage provides spacious, light and airy accommodation with a wealth of character, making it perfect for a family holiday in this lovely part of Wales.

This Llangynog cottage has many original features...

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About the location


Bala 13.2 miles; Shrewsbury 32.4 miles

The pleasant village of Llangynog lies in breathtaking countryside 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. Llangynog boasts two pubs, both of which serve good food and are perfect to relax in after an exciting day out, plus on the outskirts of the village is a down hill mountain bike centre. There is also an off road motorbike experience, which is set on a 1500 acre site further up the valley which needs to be booked in advance. Enjoy Lake Bala, a wonderful beauty spot, with excellent fishing, a variety of water sports including white water rafting and a lakeside steam railway, or visit Lake Vyrnwy, which has an RSPB centre, bike hire and a sculpture park. Also within easy reach is Llanrhaeadr Waterfall, the tallest single drop waterfall in England and Wales. This is a beautiful part of the country and is perfect for touring the rest of North and Mid Wales and even Shropshire.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas