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Castell Courtyard

(Ref. 905109)

Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 24 Guests

  • 11 Bedrooms

  • 9 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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76 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a fantastic time, house is beautiful, just wish rain had stayed off."

    A canopy over hotub would of made it perfect x

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely stunning venue."

    Beautifully presented, everything supplied you could possibly need to entertain! Huge hot tub. Great hosts. Would highly recommend and would love to come back in future.

    Thanks Pauline for your kind review. Aled and myself are pleased you enjoyed yourselves, wishing you a Happy New Year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Dec 2023

  • "We celebrated my daughters hen doo here ,there where 20 of us."

    The house is amazing the owner Helen could not of been more helpful and she cooked for us all on the Saturday night and the food was beautiful. I am hoping to come back next year to celebrate my 60th Birthday with my family I would highly recommend this property. Thank you so much Helen

    Dear Sue, thank you so much for your kind feedback and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed our catering service. We hope you all have a lovely day celebrating the marriage of your daughter. We look forward to welcome you back in the future. Kindest regards Helen and Aled Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had an excellent stay as a large family to celebrate our mums 70 birthday at Castell courtyard."

    A beautiful barb conversion with peaceful scenery. Helen was very accommodating and provided us with fantastic catering last minute as our original caterer cancelled on us. Helen used locally sourced produce for the meals and the desserts were delicious. Castell courtyard has beautiful surroundings and the accommodation has everything you need. The furniture and fittings are all of top quality and the attention to detail was fantastic. We had a great visit paddle boarding on Lake Vrynwy and visited the waterfall and local village pub for a roast. Everything about our stay at Castell courtyard was perfect and we would highly recommend.

    Thank you Jenny so much for your extremely kind review. It was an absolute pleasure to have you all stay with us and we are so pleased you all enjoyed your mothers 70th Birthday celebrations. Kindest wishes, Helen and Aled Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had the most fantastic stay, my wife’s birthday was made perfect in this idyllic house and location."

    The hosts were very accommodating. We loved the cat and the chickens. Would highly recommend.

    Thank you Jodie for your kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Castell Courtyard. Kindest regards, Helen and Aled Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Sep 2023

  • "It is a top-notch property the best we have been to so far."

    Thanks for accommodating us as a family of 24 and we do our annual holidays in different areas. Will be back again in a few yrs' time most definitely.

    Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Castell Courtyard. Helen and Aled Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stanford5.0Aug 2023

  • "The holiday was wonderful."

    3 families from 15 months to 83 years. Plenty of space for all. This is by far the best holiday house we have stayed in for its comfort, facilities and spaces (and we have stayed in many over the years!) Helen provided us with a beautiful meal on 2 occasions. Both buffet and sit down family meal on Saturday evening. The food was excellent, easily as good, if not better than any restaurant, and such a treat for us, a proper holiday rest. Beautiful surroundings and walks from the accommodation. Plenty to see and do around about. Would thoroughly recommend both the holiday house and the area. Just what we all needed. Thank you Helen and all her family.

    Dear Christine and family, Thank you so much for your kind feedback. It was a pleasure to meet you all and have you stay with us. We do hope that we can welcome you to Castell Courtyard again in the future. Kindest regards, Helen and Aled. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a wonderful get together."

    4 generations from 18 to 85 yrs young. Everyone left with a huge smile

    It was a pleasure welcoming you all to Castell Courtyard. We are pleased that you all enjoyed yourselves. Helen and Aled Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suemyya5.0Jul 2023

  • "Amazing property with fantastic owners."

    The house is beautiful and brilliantly suited to large groups of adults (and the few children we took with us) and the hot tub was a real luxury.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2022

  • "Ehat a wonderful, excellent place, so nice, well equiped."

    Definitely recommend.

    Thanks you. Have an enjoyable Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your family. Helen and Aled Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2022

  • "The property is absolutely beautiful."

    As soon as you walked in the front door it was WOW. There was everything you could possibly want for your stay away, it was home from home. We also booked a range of meals from Helen for the Saturday night to celebrate Mum’s 80th birthday, they were also 5 star. Our party consisted of 15 adults and one child. I highly recommend this property. Thank you so much Helen and Aled.

    Thank you for your lovely review. Good to hear you enjoyed the supper packs I offer. Helen and Aled Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Nov 2022

  • "Castell Courtyard is a wonderful place in a wonderful location."

    The property is extremely nice and probably the best Sykes Cottages property we have ever stayed in and that is quite a few now over the years. Castell Courtyard was very welcoming, clean and warm especially with the log fires burning. An ideal base for setting out from to see the surrounding area. The building being old converted barns has lots of character and the facilities are top notch with us as a party of 19 not requiring or running short of anything. The owners are really friendly and have a very happy cat who comes calling along with the ability to collect eggs from their chickens does make it feel like home. Overall Perfect.

    Aled and myself are so please you enjoyed your stay at Castell Courtyard. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Oct 2022

  • "It was an amazing stay start to finish."

    Helen was super helpful and accommodating. The photos of the cottage are great but the place was even better in person and perfect for a larger group. Beautiful setting. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    What a lovely review, thank you. Best regards Helen & Aled Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2022

  • "The grounds and property are stunning."

    We had the most amazing time. All the rooms are beautiful and comfortable. The kitchen/dining hall was a great place to convene, the facilities are brilliant. Then there’s the hot tub which is huge, In a lovely spot to take in the fantastic view. We would love to stay here again. We went as a big group of friends in our 30s and it was perfect but could happily come back with family and children.

    Hi Louise, thank you so much for your kind comments, it's much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you sometime in the future. Best regards Helen and Aled. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2022

  • "This property is even better than it looks from the photos."

    The two sitting areas and tvs were a bonus for a mixed family group. Every room, especially the bedrooms, was comfortable and stylishly presented. The kitchen had everything we needed - even 2 dishwashers! The hot tub and barbecue were well used by us and we appreciated a safe enclosed garden for the younger ones.We stayed here as a family group to celebrate my 70th birthday. Everyone ranging in age from 20 months upwards had a wonderful time. We would book again. The recommended caterer served a delicious meal. The butcher in the village sells fabulous barbecue meats etc

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Superbly appointed property with lots of space for a large extended family - necessary for the vagaries of North Wales weather!"

    Big kitchen / dining area with everything provided, including 2 dishwashers and 2 refrigerators - two sinks rather than just one would have been better and this is the only negative comment. Very good WiFi. Excellent and large hot tub, which was very popular. Beautiful surroundings and lovely Lake Bala not too far away.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "Our second visit to Castell Courtyard, as enjoyable as our previous visit in February 2019."

    The property is magnificent, providing space and comfort for our large family group which ranged from 3 months to 60+ years. Helen and Aled are on hand to promptly deal with any issues ... not that there are many. Aled drove to his brother's one evening, to replace an empty BBQ gas cannister. Our only regret is that an increasing number of partners and babies will probably mean that we will outgrow the capacity of 24 beds in coming years.

    Thank you Stuart for your kind comments, we enjoyed having you to stay again. Helen and Aled Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2022

  • "Amazing place ."

    Would def come back

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jun 2022

  • "Excellent property for a large family gathering."

    The layout meant that our five family groups could each have their own 'private' sleeping areas which worked out very well. In fact all the inside and outside areas are excellent for either everyone joining together or for having some personal space when needed. We had booked in March 2019, intending to holiday in May 2020 so after having to postpone twice we eventually made it this year! Well worth the wait, although sadly some family members were unable to come in the end. The owner is extremely friendly and helpful, answering all our many upfront queries! We would also recommend the caterer - wonderful food. All in all we cannot recommend Castell Courtyard highly enough. Definitely five stars plus. Thank you Helen and Aled

    Reviewed by Barry5.0May 2022

  • "Castell Courtyard is PERFECT!"

    !! It is such a beautiful house in the most perfect of surroundings. Myself and 21 of my friends visited for a hen party/birthday weekend where we got to feed the lambs, relax in the hot tub and enjoy the lovely house and the views. I cannot recommend enough!!!!

    Thank you Courtney for your lovely review. Helen & Aled Property Owner

    Reviewed by Courtney5.0Apr 2022

  • "This is an amazing property."

    Everything you need and more. 20 guests and not one unhappy customer. Helen was incredibly helpful and a lovely person to deal with. We will definitely be recommending and booking up again in the future. Photos do not do this place justice xx

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Mar 2022

  • "Just WOW! We booked this cottage for 24 ladies for a hen weekend and it could not have been any better!"

    From the initial help we had from Sykes making sure we found the right property, to the pre-arrival help from the owner (who is the most loveliest of ladies!) to our arrival and full enjoyment of the house all weekend. The house was immaculate, maintained to the highest of standards and complete with only high spec fixtures and fittings, it just had it all! Including the biggest hot tub we’ve ever been in. Plus the flowers and fizz were such a lovely touch and added bonus. We’re already discussing our return trip and cannot wait to rebook! Thank you all for the best weekend, good memories forever!

    Reviewed by Rebekah5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had the best time celebrating my mums 50th this weekend."

    The property is to die for. Every thing we wanted & more

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Nov 2021

  • "What a fabulous place."

    The venue was very clean, the decorative order was excellent, the quality of the kitchen equipment, furniture, crockery, cutlery etc first rate. Bedrooms were proper doubles, with crisp clean bedding. For larger groups and bigger family gatherings, this is an ideal property which can comfortably accommodate all guests. Can highly recommend this for your holiday stay or celebration.

    Thank you Simon for your lovely review, much appreciated. Helen & Aled Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2021

  • "Castell Courtyard is such a well thought out property with it's two lounges, large kitchen, hot tub that was very popular."

    The furnishings, crockery etc were the best and so many comfortable bedrooms. Most importantly were the property owners who were so helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2021

  • "I was looking forward to celebrating my 70th birthday with my family, and Castell Courtyard did not disappoint."

    The standard of furniture, fittings, hot tub, linen and furnishings were of a high standard, and the beds were so comfortable. When we arrived the house was spotless, with beautiful flowers and 2 bottles of fizz for my celebrations. The owners were approachable and friendly, and any queries were dealt with immediately. The views and walks are spectacular, and so peaceful, if you are looking for luxury, quiet and tranquility Castell Courtyard is for you.

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Oct 2021

  • "The property is excellent and our group of 22 had an great time."

    The hosts were very helpful. The rooms were very comfortable and there was adequate room for people to congegrate or do their own thing, without falling over each other. The wifi was down but that was not the host's fault. That did cause some problems for the younger members in the crowd. We had booked the property 2 years back and were due to go in 2020. When the pandemic hit and we were trying to defer the date, it was really hard to get in touch with or get a response from Sykes. This could certainly have been much better. We know there was uncertainty, but not responding to us is not acceptable.

    Reviewed by Arnab5.0Aug 2021

  • "Accommodation was excellent"

    Reviewed by Jay4.7Oct 2020

  • "Really gorgeous place."

    Hot tub was great everyone loved it. Lots of rooms. Lovely walks and the little village has everything you need.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Sep 2020

  • "Wow, bi annual family Christmas get together."

    24 in total, spacious, luxurious, top notch furniture and facilities- so comfortable. Hot tub so nice. Great accommodation and location, great walks and friendly locals in the village. Reccomend this place, very nice all rounder.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Dec 2019

  • "This is a fantastic house we love it!"

    !! The cleanliness is superb, the beds are so comfortable and the layout of the house allows the different groups to congregate in separate areas but still be connected. The owners have provided everything you need to make it a real home from home, its a really relaxing house and the hot tub provides that little extra luxury. It's a lovely walk down to The Railway pub but it's a hard slog back up the hill. A great house for a large group and we've booked it again for the 5th time.

    Reviewed by Rose5.0Dec 2019

  • "Such a beautiful area."

    Perfect for our group of 20 friends from all around the uk. Castell Courtyard is of the highest standard of decor and cleanliness. It has a cosy atmosphere yet sleeps a large number. The owner was kind and accommodating for our specific needs. I can’t fault it. An absolute 10/10.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Nov 2019

  • "Brilliant quiet location, helpful and friendly owner"

    Reviewed by Marjorie5.0Nov 2019

  • "Superb for group holidays partied for three days, then chilled for the rest of the week,."


    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2019

  • "Castell courtyard far exceeded our expectations."

    We stayed as a group of 20. Lots of space & spotless. Equipped to the highest possible standard. Totally amazing & cannot wait to return. We used the outside caterers recommended by owners & they were superb.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had such a great time, the house was perfect for a group of 17 hens."

    Every room was a good size and very comfortable. The set up of the kitchen and dining tables was great for socialising and helped to make the chefs feel like they were always part of the group. The best bit was the size of the hot tub!

    Reviewed by Dannielle5.0Sep 2019

  • "The house was amazing, had everything needed for our large family."

    Reviewed by Bethan5.0Aug 2019

  • "Castel Courtyard is a superb venue for a large (in our case family) group."

    We found the facilities superb and would recommend it to anybody else looking for large group accommodation

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2019

  • "This is not a holiday house but a home."

    There isn’t anything negative to say about this home. Our group ranged from age 10-65, there was plenty of space to be together and to also have a bit of quiet time. The decor is beautiful in all the rooms. The addition of feeding lambs and seeing new calf added to the fun for the children and adults.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2019

  • "Second time we have visited this property and by far the best holiday accommodation we have ever experienced."

    Beautifully furnished house and well equipped. Excellent facilities with most of the bedrooms having en-suite facilities. . The family who own the property are friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Tricia5.0Apr 2019

  • "Castell Courtyard is an outstanding facility."

    It is maintained to a high standard and stocked carefully with everything guests could reasonably need. Absolutely first class.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2019

  • "Fantastic couple of days, the cottage is beautiful and had everything that we could possibly need to keep our large group entertained."

    Helen the owner was extremely helpful both before our trip and throughout. Would recommend 100%

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Mar 2019

  • "The house is absolutely beautiful."

    It is very well presented and modern. Every bedroom is beautiful and of a really good size. The house is extremely clean. The accommodation suited the party perfectly and we would definitely come back to castell courtyard in the future

    Reviewed by Kayleigh5.0Mar 2019

  • "The house is absolutely stunning and in gorgeous surroundings."

    It was the perfect setting for a hen weekend, would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Caitlin5.0Feb 2019

  • "This place definitely lives up to the photos."

    A superb barn refurbishment giving luxurious, spacious accommodation for a family get together, ranging from aged 3 to mid 60's. The large hot tub was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Feb 2019

  • "What a great place to stay!"

    The house is extremely homely which makes you feel at ease from the moment you get there. The location is great, so quiet, with great views. We had 4 generations of family stay and not one had a bad word to say or said the house should have had something else which is rare. The set up really helped everyone feel at ease and also communicate freely. really couldn't have asked for a better place. It's very clean, the people who run it are great, we arrived a little earlier with 2 young children and even though we interrupted their cleaning, they quiet quickly set us up in the waiting room and made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Jan 2019

  • "Lovely house with everything you would need for a relaxed holiday with friends and family."

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Oct 2018

  • "Castell Courtyard is in a lovely location and beautifully furnished."

    The owners were friendly and helpful and have obviously put a lot of thought into what guests might need during their stay, including a fabulous hot tub.The little extras such as flowers, welcoming bottles of prosecco and the log burners laid and ready to be lit were much appreciated.We were a party of 19 ranging in age from 4 years to 90 years and we all had a fabulous time.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2018

  • "No hairdryers in the rooms or anywhere in the building"

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0Jul 2018

  • "This cottage far exceeded our expectatations, beautifully done inside and out."

    We were a party of 22 4 of which were children and there was plenty of room for us all to not be on top of each other. Bedrooms were exceptional and very modern. The hot tub was an added extra that had its full use, well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2018

  • "Excellent cottage everything was of a high standard every room was of a very high standard would recommend this cottage and we look forward to visiting it again bone day."

    Reviewed by William5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had a wonderful week with a large group of friends."

    We were blessed with sunshine the whole time which was “the icing on the cake”! The garden was very pretty and the grounds were extremely well kept - June was perhaps the best time to see it as the flowers were very colourful. The owners have thought of everything and keep the place well maintained. The surrounding scenery is magnificent.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jun 2018

  • "Our second visit to this lovely property was really fantastic."

    It is a lovely house and suits our large family very well. Beautifully decorated and equipped, with Prosecco on chill! The hot tub is a bonus and our weather was so good that we ate outside on several days. The owners live next door in the farm and are helpful but never intrusive. Castell Courtyard is set in rolling hills with walks from the driveway. It takes a while to get used to the single lane roads but the setting is stunning.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0May 2018

  • "Perfect accommodation for a family get-together with lots to do in the area."

    Reviewed by Liz5.0May 2018

  • "Had a great time, plenty of room for our party (20 people) without feeling crowded."

    The accommodation was furnished to a high standard and very clean. Owners very helpful. Was surprised at the quality of the wifi considering the location of the property (was able to stream sky sports for the football addicts). Children enjoyed the farm. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2018

  • "Well, where do I start?"

    Castell Courtyard is a beautiful cottage in a stunning location. I couldn’t have wished for a better venue for my hen do! All aspects of the cottage are finished to an exceptionally high standard and the cottage was immaculate. I can’t wait for the next time there is a big get together as I would love to come back.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2018

  • "Our stay at castell courtyard for my 40th celebrations exceeded all expectations from start to finish."

    The renovation was spot on even down to the tiniest details. Everyone had an amazing time and we will definitely be going back

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2018

  • "Spent a fantastic week at this absolutely stunning house, extremely clean, spacious and comfortable."

    We did not want for anything on our stay. The hot tub is fantastic and a lot bigger than we expected! We've stayed in a lot of houses on family gatherings and this by far has been the best.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Mar 2018

  • "I am loath to write the review that castell courtyard deserves as we love this place and the more popular it becomes the harder it will be to book the weeks we desire."

    My whole family find it clean, comfortable, well furnished and superbly appointed, it has everything you need to make your stay special. The owners are very warm, friendly and accommodating we have now stayed twice and will go back for further holidays. We could not find fault if we tried and I can not recommend it highly enough.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2018

  • "I have had the task of booking our annual get together for the last 23 years and Castell Courtyard has to be the best we have ever stayed at."

    The quality of workmanship and finish is outstanding, the layout is fantastic everything has been thought of with great thought, pure luxury.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2018

  • "The cottage was wonderful catered really well for our family get together had everything you needed and was a wonderfully laid out cottage couldn’t really fault it!"

    The area was beautiful and peaceful and the cottage done to an extremely high standard and the owners should be really proud of their development. I don’t think any large group staying here would be unhappy with the accomodation. Was a slight drive every day to get to places we wanted to go however the local scenery is so beautiful you don’t mind so much. Thanks you very much for a lovely stay. Only 2 points I would make although the beds were comfortable a number of guests found them a bit hard maybe some softening mattered toppers or something would help with a better quality of sleep but it was only a minor point. Also I really wish we could have brought our dog it’s a real struggle to find a large cottage that allows us to bring a dog she would have loved it there.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.8Feb 2018

  • "Amazing house."

    Fantastic weekend with friends for my 40th. The owner was very friendly. We had no restrictions on time in the hot tub/noise. Everything is done to such a high standard. We will definitely be back!!

    Reviewed by Janine4.6Jan 2018

  • "Our big family reunion was a total success- Castell Courtyard was just perfect for us."

    I am in awe of Helen how she keeps the home so perfect when it is obviously booked every week of the year. The space, the decor, the facilities, the beds, the attention to detail etc etc. all 10 out of 10. Sykes cottages should make this their jewel in their crown of properties.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Oct 2017

  • "Castell courtyard was everything we wanted for our hen party."

    We needed a luxury cottage which would sleep 22 and this is exactly what we got. The owners were really welcoming and have thought of everything. The rooms were modern and really high spec, each person got here own individual bath and hand towel which matched the colour of the room they were staying in. The hot tub was fantastic and quite easily fit 12 of us in comfortably. I couldn't recommend this property more for people looking for a high quality stay In a beautiful place. You will not get more for your money anywhere else.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2017

  • "The property was excellent in every way."

    The whole family enjoyed their stay and would all certainly recommend it and certainly like to return without question. The owners were very nice, very friendly and one hand if needed. When the BBQ ran out of gas were there very promptly with a new bottle. The entire place is of very high standard in every way

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2017

  • "Booked Castell courtyard for my 50th birthday and there were 18 adults and 5 children in the party."

    We arrived to two bottles of Prosseco and a beautiful vase of flowers (lovely touch). The house is amazing, comfortable and practical and all our guests were impressed. I have already sent a message to the owner to let her know how much we enjoyed our stay and to thank her. If I were to make any suggestions it would be to have an emergency supply of loo roll!! and maybe a list of 'whats on' near by for example we went horse riding, and golfing and hired cycles to cycle around lake Vyrnwy - all thoroughly enjoyable. We also booked Sunday lunch at the local pub 'Plough Inn' on Sunday and meal was excellent. I couldn't have picked a better place, excellent value for money.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2017

  • "This is a stunning house with all that you could ask for."

    The location has beautiful countryside and excellent walls. I would highly recommend this location and most definitely the house.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Apr 2017

  • "The owners were exceptionally friendly and the accommodation was first class."

    It was modern clean and contained everything we needed. The added bonus was feeding the lambs which pleased all of our female and a couple of male guests.

    Reviewed by Robert4.6Mar 2017

  • "Beautiful place excellent facilities exceeded everything we wanted"

    Reviewed by Beverley4.8Mar 2017

  • "Amazing accommodation."

    Suited us perfectly!

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Feb 2017

  • "The accommodation and furnishings are of a very high standard."

    Clean and extremely tidy on arrival. The owners have thought about every little item in the whole property. The kitchen, plenty of glasses, cutlery, mugs and utensils the only item we were not able to locate was a potato masher but we improvised! Castell Courtyard was like being at home but with extra guests for a whole week, who also thoroughly enjoyed this amazing property. Only negative (sorry) is that if you want to go anywhere you really do have to drive. We found that the 1.5 mile walk to the village along the country roads wasn't safe with such a large group and children - this was due to the speed of traffic on a single track road. As a large group staying at this property we had a fantastic week and the children had lots of fun playing hide and seek. Shame we were to early to see any lambs. Thank you Castell Courtyard you have made this a very special birthday celebration for myself, family and friends.

    Reviewed by Gayle4.8Feb 2017

  • "Very high quality property finished to a very high specification."

    Lots of room for everyone magnificent kitchen area.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jan 2017

  • "Excellent property."

    This was our 23rd year in a row of booking a new year cottage and we all agreed this was the highest quality property we have been to so far

    Reviewed by Keith4.8Dec 2016

  • "Castell Courtyard is an amazing barn."

    The owners are extremely helpful and attentive. 8 years we have been away together as a group of 16/18 ladies and this was by far the best.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Nov 2016

  • "Lovely property, lovely location, lovely and helpful hosts, lovely weekend."

    The whole party could not rate this property highly enough, in fact the children wanted to live there all together and not go home. It'll be lovely to stay longer and investigate the area further :) Just one word of caution...there are no local takeaways that deliver so make sure you go stocked up or have a designated driver.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.8Oct 2016

  • "Amazing house, 5 star quality, the farmer also kind enough to take all the children to feed the cows."

    We enquired with the farmer regards booking another week for 2017, fully booked, gutted!!!!!!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2016

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  • Eleven bedrooms: North Wing: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor king-size double with en-suite wet room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Centre Wing: 2 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with 1 king-size double and 1 single with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • South Wing: 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super king-size double on request), 1 x family room with 1 king-size double and 1 single
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar leading to dining area with mezzanine balcony overlooking hall
  • Utility
  • Sitting room (seats 20)
  • Second sitting room (seats 12) with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and woodburning stove
  • Rangemaster Nexus cooker with electric ovens and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwashers, 3 x TVs (1 with basic Sky, 1 with Freeview and 1 for games console only), DVD, PlayStation 3 with small selection of games, WiFi, selection of books, games, toys and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and first basket of logs inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two travel cots, highchairs and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 11 cars
  • Bike cleaning and lockable storage shed
  • Enclosed front lawned garden with patio and furniture, plus rear patio with hot tub and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: The owners are happy to receive a Tesco/Asda delivery prior to arrival, please contact owners to arrange
  • Note: Next to a working sheep farm with outbuildings in view
  • Note: Two internal steps into sitting room and three steps into south wing bedroom and bathroom, and there's a slope down from the car park (limited alternative parking available for guests with limited mobility, by prior arrangement with owners)
  • Note: Outside catering is available on request
  • Note: This property can only accept arrivals on a Friday or Monday, Christmas and New year bookings are unaffected No fireworks allowed due to farm animals being in close proximity to the property

The property

Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant 2 miles.

A spacious, detached barn conversion set in rolling countryside, on the slopes of Glan Hafon in the Tanat Valley, two miles from the village of Llanrhaeadr-ym-Mochnant and fifteen miles west of Oswestry.

Adjacent to the owners' 430-acre working sheep farm and with delightful views past the farmhouse, Castell Courtyard has been carefully renovated to provide a purpose-built, luxury holiday home in a wonderful setting.

Upon arrival you’ll enjoy private parking, with steps down to the property, and enter into a galleried hall with a mezzanine balcony and a refectory dining table, which then opens into the beautifully-appointed kitchen with a further dining table, granite worktops and carefully planned working area, centring around a large island with breakfast bar seating.

Two steps lead down into the sitting room, which provides a welcoming seating area along with Freeview TV, and it’s large enough to offer further space towards the back of the room.

A second sitting room with a woodburner provides a great chill-out area for adults and children, with a further Freeview TV plus an additional gaming TV and console.

This delightful cottage offers eleven stylish bedrooms, six of which benefit from their own en-suite facilities, and are spread across three wings, accessed up three separate staircases.

Completing the accommodation are three family bathrooms and a generous utility room, showing that the owners have tried to think of everything to ensure that you have a wonderful stay.

Outside you will find a superb hot tub and sheltered patio area with BBQ, along with a large terraced suntrap patio with sunken lawn, where you can relax and enjoy the delightful views whilst children play safely.

During lambing season the owners welcome those wishing to help bottle-feed the lambs, which will delight both children and adults, and doorstep paths lead out into unspoilt countryside and into the nearby village where you can visit the scenic waterfalls or enjoy a drink at one of several pubs.

Lake Vyrnwy is within a fifteen minute drive and allows you to enjoy the beautiful Berwyn Mountains at their very best, whilst providing a host of sporting and leisure activities, including sailing and cycle hire.

An ideal destination for friends or extended family to get together and relax in a stunning holiday cottage.

Note: While listed, the games room facility will not be available in the property until May 2024, it will be in an adjacent building not in Castell Courtyard. please keep this in mind if booking before May.

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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 newsagents, a Post Office, a butchers, two pubs, one hotel, one cafe and a fish and chip shop. It is surrounded by lovely countryside, providing walking trails for all abilities including Berwyn Ridge Walk and a trail to the summit of the waterfall. Discover lovely Lakes Vyrnwy and Bala, Powys Castle and Gardens, medieval Shrewsbury and Chester and the wonderful Snowdonia National Park.

Note: This property can only accept arrivals on a Friday or Monday, Christmas and New year bookings are unaffected

Note: While listed, the games room facility will not be available in the property until May 2024, it will be in an adjacent building not in Castell Courtyard. please keep this in mind if booking before May.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter