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Bwthyn Y Bugail (Shepherd's Cottage

(Ref. 1049341)

Pedairffordd near Llanrhaeadr-Ym-Mochnant, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 11 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful place!"

    Not the most ideal location as was quite a drive to get to anywhere even a shop! But scenery was truly beautiful! Cleaners need to clean above there eyeline! Cobwebs all over the place dusty skirting boards even the washing machine door had thick dust! Pillows could do with being renewed they are old and not very comfy… Robes well what an fab touch they were!! internet was shocking, there is no phone signal! If want to be off grid this is the place to go! We couldn’t get much access and the tv said no signal a lot of the time! Huw was extremely helpful, such a lovely guy! We would definitely consider coming back one day!

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Apr 2024

  • "Fantastic stay at this delightful property with plenty of space for 5 couples and a gorgeous setting."

    Huw was very helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic house and stunning views."

    Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jan 2024

  • "Absolutely stunning house and views."

    Could not have been happier.

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Dec 2023

  • "Excellent property, perfect for large family gatherings"

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is our second visit to shepherds cottage, it's a lovely place to stay with family and friends."

    The accommodation is excellent and views are stunning.

    Reviewed by Tracy4.4Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful barn with fantastic views."

    Excellent for a family get together with really lovely safe playground for the children. The hot tub is a great facility with views over the beautiful countryside during the day and the stars at night. Bedrooms and en-suites were lovely. Huw was very helpful and responsive to any queries. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation, beautiful views."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay, the cottage is amazing with plenty of space and facilities, the hot tub was loved by all of the family and the kitchen was amazing!"

    The views were incredible and would definitely return Thanks to huw he was amazing from start to end and such a peaceful place Games room was also a great place for all ages to enjoy

    Reviewed by Spencer5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing."

    Had the best week ever. Lots there to keep the children occupied. Very relaxing and fun week. Thank you

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jul 2023

  • "A wonderful property for a large family gathering, with children and adults appreciating all that the cottage had to offer."

    Of note are the superb views, the spacious rooms, the ensuite shower rooms, the hot tub, Huw`s welcome and the efficiency with which he dealt with our power problem. The only `could do better` is that cleaning under the sofas has been overlooked - we were searching for a missing toy part, not checking! And a. set of kitchen scales would be a useful addition to an otherwise fully equipped kitchen in this fabulous holiday home.

    Reviewed by Katherine4.7Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic property with great facilities."

    The views from the hot tub were amazing. We will definitely be staying again

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jul 2023

  • "No expense appears to have been spared in creating a luxurious holiday cottage."

    Agreed the weather was good which always enhances a break, but the fixtures and fittings throughout made this place outstanding.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jun 2023

  • "Brilliant property with AMAZING views and excellent host."

    Very clean and equipped property with the shared games room and hot tub. The host was very accommodating any issues he was more than willing to help out and also gifted us some eggs from his farm. Would definitely recommended to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Dan4.7Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful location and superb property."

    Thoroughly enjoyed by our family of 11. Would definitely go again and recommend to others

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is the best cottage we have had through Sykes."

    It was perfect the whole family had a wonderful time from the 75 year old to the youngest at 9. The view was fantastic

    Reviewed by Jeannette5.0May 2023

  • "Thank you so much for your care and attention and friendliness to us all."

    We loved staying at your beautiful cottage, with beautiful space outside. Perfect!

    Reviewed by Janet4.7May 2023

  • "Thank you Bryn, the house was just perfect."

    Amazing views. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Overall fabulous holiday home with the Owner being a lovely polite well likable individual who couldn't help us enough!"

    credit to him. A few minor constructive critiques if I may, the listing doesn't state that you will be sharing the central garden or games room as communal which I found a little intrusive as my time with my family is precious and private. The Games room could do with some upkeep, dartboard needs replacing, etc. Check-in Times are too late and check-out times are too early when you are paying for the day/night it feels a little like advantage was taken and losing a day waiting to check into the home.

    Reviewed by Shaun4.1Apr 2023

  • "This is a fabulous holiday cottage."

    The facilities are excellent, the location is stunning. We all had a wonderful time, many thanks.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely time with friends at the cottage."

    very spacious and lots to do! Good guide to tell you what’s in the local area on arrival. Clean. Welcoming host

    Reviewed by Shannan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely property in stunning location."

    Toddler safety swing would be useful and there was no hairdryer in the property. Otherwise all excellent and we will hope to return!

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Jan 2023

  • "Very enjoyable stay in a well equipped property."

    I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a wonderful weeks stay here."

    Two families including 7 kids ranging from 16 to 2. The house is a great layout and has all the home comforts. We enjoyed the games room and outdoor play area. Plenty of space so we were never on top of each other. The bedrooms were great and versatile, we needed a few twins and our request was fulfilled. Lots of nice places to visit- Barmouth beach was a big hit! Huw was very helpful and always to hand if we needed him. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2022

  • "Words cant explain how beautiful everything was."

    We have been to many cottages in Wales but by far this was the best one. The hosts were amazing, always there whenever we needed them. We felt at home. Defo a place to visit. Views, facilities, comfort, hot tub, playground, games room, bedrooms were 10/10. Highly recommend to book and stay!!

    Reviewed by Saiyma5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our stay!"

    The cottage is more beautiful in person than on pictures. The hot tub was set and ready for us to use on arrival. The Kitchen was fully equipped with a massive table to accommodate all the guests. Would 100% recommend and will definitely be booking again in the future

    Reviewed by Dionne5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay - truly home from home with everything we needed."

    The views at the cottage are breathtaking and the fact you can see them from the hot tub is a major bonus. Huw was so helpful with any issues and popped in most days to check in on us, even bringing fresh eggs from his chickens. We definitely hope to return!

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time staying in Shepherd’s Cottage."

    The hot tub and games room were a great bonus. The views were breathtaking and the facilities were to a very high standard. Huw was very friendly and quick to solve any minor issues that arose!

    Reviewed by Gemma4.7Aug 2022

  • "Just to say thank you for a wonderful week away with all the family."

    We all loved are stay and will book again soon.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jun 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay, everything was top notch."

    We couldn’t have asked for a more well equipped property. We would highly recommend this property and will definitely return. We hired the Granary also as there was a large group of us. Absolute luxury. Thanks Huw.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great property and Huw was very helpful during our stay."

    We will return

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2022

  • "The house was amazing the location was stunning."

    Perfect house for families wanting a relaxing break. There isn’t much in the village so we drove to Llangollen for the day one day and that was good. We also went to the waterfalls which was lovely. The hot tub was brilliant and the view from the house is beautiful. Can’t recommend this house enough. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage is absolutely beautiful, there were 9 of us and we didn't at any point feel that we were on top of each other."

    The games room was lots of fun, and my little boy loved the sandpit and swing. The owner was really friendly too

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7May 2022

  • "We had a fantastic girls only get together post Covid!"

    A fabulous house, with everything you need for a luxurious and relaxing stay. Thank you very much, hopefully we will be back soon.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Apr 2022

  • "This property is a fantastic place for a large group or two families to share."

    The cottage itself was huge with all that we could have needed with plenty of space for us all. Great kitchen (where we spent most of our time), 5 lovely en suite bedrooms and absolutely awesome views across the valley. The hot tub, games room and shared play area were a huge hit with the kids we had in our party and really helped to make our week’s stay. We did attempt a couple of walks to the village which took about 40 mins so you’ll need to be prepared to drive out to go to a shop, pub etc. A really fantastic relaxing holiday - would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by Elinor4.7Apr 2022

  • "What a fabulous cottage with great outdoor space."

    Finished to a very high standard with everything you need for a perfect stay. The games room and hot tub was a great hit for everyone. The owner Huw is a lovely, friendly man and nothing was too much trouble for him. The views and surrounding countryside are beautiful. If you are thinking of booking this cottage then go for it - you will not be disappointed. We would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had lovely time at the cottage celebrating a 30th birthday."

    Fantastic bedrooms with huge beds and a bathroom in each. The hot tub and games room were an added bonus! Nice big kitchen/diner with everything you could ask for with preparing meals. Nice living room with a great log burner, really cosy in the evenings. A beautiful area of Wales with many quaint villages. Lovely walks with waterfalls. All in all a fabulous stay and we wouldn't hesitate in recommending for a lovely relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely family weekend at Bwthyn Bugail."

    Huw the owner was very accomodating and friendly. It is an ideal sizeable house for get togethers. Lovely views of the mountains from the front of the house.

    Reviewed by Sylwen4.7Feb 2022

  • "Excellent barn conversion in a beautiful location."

    Perfect for larger family gatherings, with everything you need, comfortable rooms, and an amazing hot tub, Child friendly play ground Thank you Huw for being very helpful.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jan 2022

  • "This is a lovely barn conversion."

    Perfect stay for an extended family or group of friends. Although wheel chair friendly - it is not set up for disalbled/ infirm. Huw the host is very accomodating. Hot tub a great facility. Had a great Christmas there.

    Reviewed by N4.7Dec 2021

  • "Fabulous accommodation in a beautiful location."

    Perfect for larger family gatherings, with everything you need and an amazing hot tub. We’ll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Dec 2021

  • "This place is amazing!"

    Easy to find with a sat nav, just turn left in to the Barns instead of going up the narrow hill! East parking next to the property, access was easy with the key safe. The property was exceptionally clean as well as lovely and warm on arrival and the under floor heating was an added bonus! All the rooms are very well presented with high quality furnishings, modern features and very spacious. The only downside for me was the shower in the room at the top of the stairs, it's a great shower but the bathroom got a little wet as there's no side doors to the shower. There's plenty if seating in the lounge for the family to spend time together and we also found the sofa next to the dining table useful. The kitchen has everything you need, just ashame the hob is electric and not gas, but no big deal. The hot tob is amazing! It provides wonderful views during the day and the lights at night provide a wonderful effect! The games room is excellent. Despite the pool table getting jammed a couple of times, the owner Huw was there pretty soon after to sort the issues. Unfortunately the flights for the darts had been damaged so we were unable to play. I suggested to Huw that he purchase the darts that have a full plastic end to avoid damage. We drove to the SPAR in the local village a few times, this was a really handy to have near by. Unless you're an avid walker who doesn't mind steep hills, it's definitely a car journey! We had asda home delivery within 2 hours of arriving and this workedwell. There is a book in the property advising of local services which is also useful. We visited in December and for us it was a trip to relax and do next to nothing, but I'm sure in the summer it'd be a great base to explore nearby. We'd all love to come back here and spend some quality time together as a family in a quality property! Nobody should have any doubts about booking this property.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Dec 2021

  • "The property was immaculate and clean, the welcome box full of Christmas goodies was such a lovely touch."

    The bedrooms were just so lovely with beautiful linen and soft white towels left in each bathroom. We all thoroughly enjoyed our stay and will definitely book again in the future. We really could not fault it and would recommend to friends and family. I would just note, I think more wine glasses are needed as there were only 4 cupboard which was not ideal for a group of 10 people. I would also note 1 Tea towel was not enough either.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage, enjoyed everything about it, amazing scenery will definitely be returning."

    Reviewed by Harjeev4.4Nov 2021

  • "One of the best places we have ever stayed, we loved every minute of our brake, it was everything we wanted and more, we will definitely be back!"

    !! Thank you

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Oct 2021

  • "5 couples each with a bedroom and en-suite, all beautiful."

    Hot tub and games room amazing

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2021

  • "5 star cottage very spacious and comfortable and view is outstanding the owner ..."

    5 star cottage very spacious and comfortable and view is outstanding the owner was really helpful we would definitely want to come back

    Reviewed by Shulem5.0Jul 2021

  • "My family and I were delighted with everything about this property."

    The bedrooms and bathrooms were immaculate, and Huw and Caroline, the owners, couldn't have been more helpful looking after us and the hot tub! The only issue really was the WIFI (for the younger people in our group! ) but this is more a fibre optic issue and may be resolved in time. The "cottage" was really well designed and comfortable with fabulous views. It is certainly a place to return to.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2021

  • "An excellent stay enjoyed by all and owner Huw was brilliant easily contactable ..."

    An excellent stay enjoyed by all and owner Huw was brilliant easily contactable when needed and very quick to respond to requests, will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2021

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  • Over two floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x family bedroom with super-king-size bed (zip/link bed, can be twin on request) and single day bed with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link bed, can be twin on request) with en-suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, double basin and WC, 2 x super-king-size (zip/link can be twins on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link bed, can be twin on request) with en-suite wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility/cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Ranger cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Wheelchair friendly
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Private enclosed garden with lawn, patio area with table, chairs and private hot tub
  • Communal games room with pool table, table football and darts, as well as communal garden complete with picnic bench seating, barbecue and children’s play area
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 1.6 miles
  • No Stags/Hens or Similar

The property

Llanrhaeadr-Ym-Mochnant 1.8 miles.

Offering unfettered views of the surrounding Berwyn Mountains and beyond is this exceptional barn conversion, Bwthyn Y Bugail.

With its outstanding rural location coupled with an exceptional interior design, complete with several luxury touches, you and your loved ones will be delighted to call this home as you explore this stunning part of Wales.

At the end of a bracing day, look forward to returning to the comfort of the sitting room and lighting up the woodburning stove, to ensure a tranquil ambiance on a crisp winter’s evening.

From here, slip down the corridor to discover the light-filled kitchen/diner, where the patio doors afford a consistent connection with the surrounding landscapes as you make the most of the quality appliances and settle down at the dining table for home-cooked food, toasting to a superb break and simply enjoying the company of your family.

At Bwthyn Y Bugail there are five exceptionally appointed bedrooms, each one featuring quality linens draping across sumptuous super-king-size beds, zip/link feature to ensure flexibility and views that will continue to captivate.

Here, you can choose between a ground-floor bedroom with en-suite wetroom, a family bedroom complete with an additional day bed, a stunning double bedroom with en-suite bath and walk-in shower and finally two bedrooms with their own en-suite shower room, together sleeping up to 11 people.

During the summer months, make the most of the private garden space, where you can enjoy a spot of alfresco dining before dipping into the hot tub to rest beneath a canopy of stars for a moment of luxury.

Alternatively, while away fun-filled hours within the communal games room or rustle up something tasty of the barbecue and get to know your holiday neighbours.

Bwthyn Y Bugail is a superb retreat to enjoy this part of Wales at any time of the year.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs: 1049346, 1049347, 1049348, together sleeping up to 34 guests.

Castellmoch Barns

Facing idyllic views of open countryside are four outstanding properties, all beautifully renovated to a high standard from historic country farm houses. The Castellmoch Barns are perfect for a large group looking to enjoy a luxurious weekend of celebration in a peaceful, rural setting. Two of the barns, Bwthyn Y Bugail (Shepherd's Cottage)and Y Beudy (The Dairy), share use of a children's play area and communal games room which boasts a pool table, table football and darts, while all have access to a communal garden complete with picnic bench seating and barbecue Nearby amenities can be found just over a mile away in the villages of PenybontFawr and Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, the latter being home to a well-stocked shop, two pubs, a charming café, and a fish and chip shop. Make sure to visit the Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfall, a striking attraction reaching up to 240 in ft, recognised as Britain's tallest single-drop waterfall, or avid ramblers can embark on a challenging hike up Berwyn Mountains. Spend a day travelling over to one of the nearby hotspots such as the National Trust's Powis Castle and Garden, the Welshpool & Llanfair Light Railway, Oswestry Hill Fort, Lakes Vyrnwy and Bala, the town of Llangollen, and the expansive Offa's Dyke Path further afield. With so much to do inside and outside of the property, Castellmoch Barns are perfect for memorable getaways.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £600.

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About the location


Lake Vyrnwy 8 miles; Bala 18 miles.

This pleasant village lies in the beautiful Tanat Valley at the foot of the Berwyn Mountains, only 4 miles from one of the Seven Wonders of Wales - the magnificent Pistyll Rhaeadr (240 ft high waterfall). Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant was the location for the successful film, The Englishman Who Went Up A Hill But Came Down A Mountain, and more recently the film Nativity 2 starring David Tennant. The village boasts two general stores, a newsagent, a Post Office, a butchers, three pubs, a café, a fish and chip shop, and an Indian takeaway. It is surrounded by stunning countryside, providing walking trails for all abilities including the Berwyn Ridge Walk and a trail to the summit of the waterfall. Discover Lakes Vyrnwy and Bala, the National Trust Powis and Chirk Castles, medieval Shrewsbury and Chester and the wonderful Snowdonia National Park.

Note - Private enclosed garden with lawn, patio area with table, chairs and private hot tub.

Note - Communal games room with pool table, table football and darts, as well as communal garden complete with picnic bench seating, barbecue and children’s play area.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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