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The Stable Cottage

(Ref. 985746)

Llanbedr, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable cottage in fantastic location with friendly helpful owners next door."

    Reviewed by Dot5.0Oct 2023

  • "A comfortable welcome retreat in the heart of the Welsh mountains with stunning views all around."

    The weather can be unpredictable but it didn’t dampen our enjoyment and exploration of this beautiful area. A perfect spot for walking the lanes or the mountains or popping down to the coast. Would recommend and would love to return soon if we can.

    Thankyou for such lovely comments. We hope to see you again, glad you enjoyed. Emlyn & Helen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a wonderful valley at the end of the road."

    Perfect peace! The only problem was finding Craig Isaf. I think it would help if after the first no through road in the instructions where you carry on and ignore it, there is a second no through road further on which you turn up. This is on the left where the main road goes sharp right. You then drive to the end of the road.

    Reviewed by Sally4.7Sep 2023

  • "A really great holiday property in a beautiful spot."

    A nice, quaint, historic farmhouse surrounded by stunning landscapes, great walks, and a brilliant beach a short drive away. If you need to get away from the hustle and bustle of life this is a perfect spot. Very friendly and helpful hosts. Looked after us perfectly and gave some great tips.

    Reviewed by Antoinette4.4Aug 2023

  • "Had a fantastic time in stable cottage peace and quiet and very rural fantastic views and lovely walks from the cottage."

    Would highly recommend you stay here .

    Thanks ever so much for your kind words! Glad you had a great stay, Emlyn & Helen. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2023

  • "Was excellent but now even better since wi-fi is provided."

    Very minor issues: the kitchen sink and bathroom sink plugs need replacing. Future enhancement: replace TV with a smart one which can allow streaming media.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very clean comfortable place to stay the owners we very friendly the area was beautiful and relaxing"

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jun 2023

  • "This cottage has an incredible location."

    The photos don't really do it justice! It is very peaceful at the stable cottage, and if you like that sort of thing you can walk all day without seeing another person. The owners are lovely and made us feel really welcome.

    Thank you for your kind comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "The location is absolutely breath-taking."

    It's about 3 miles along a single track road once you leave the main road, as you get more remote, so does the phone and 3/4/5G signal (honestly - this is not a bad thing!). The owners are great and very helpful making us very welcome. The property was clean and had all the amenities we needed for our stay. It’s remote but it was refreshing to be away from everything and surrounded by mountains. No issues with the TV reception on the free-sat. Some mention the shower isn't very powerful - don't panic... it does the job perfectly! Some mention cleanliness, we didn't have any issues. Remember it is an old property and you'll find the odd cobweb etc. It's a 2 hour walk to the nearest pub (The Victoria Inn). The food there is excellent as was the 2 hour walk back. There is no Wi-Fi at the property and as already mentioned the phone signal is hit and miss. If you are looking for a digital de-tox... look no further! We would definitely stay here again. One issue which has been mentioned by others is the lintel over the lounge door which is a little low - if you are over 5'10" make sure you duck when leaving the lounge!

    It is stated that the property has no wi fi so why bring it up? A new water pressure pump has been fitted to the property last year so water pressure is similar to mains. T.V. has perfect reception and depending which phone you use so is phone signal. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4May 2023

  • "A lovely well out of the way retreat with everything you need including no phone signal, (perfect)."

    An absolutely perfect get away from it all cottage with fantastic surroundings. A little hard to find first time especially in the dark but had great help from the owner. If you wish to get away from it all this is the place to go.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2022

  • "This cottage is in an idyllic setting in the mountains with stunning views and lovely walks from the cottage."

    It is about a 15 min drive off the road on a very narrow lane. The cottage is well equipped and value for money. Our only problem was the shower was scalding hot and we couldnt regulate it and TV reception was a bit hit and miss but this cottage is a walkers dream and it wouldnt put us off booking it again

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Sep 2022

  • "A very nice stay in the middle of nature."

    the cottage is equipped with every comfort. Walks can start right at the cottage, very nice. In the garden you have some nice views over the beautiful landscape. The owners do everything they can to give you a nice stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Stefaan4.1Jul 2022

  • "Our third time at Graig Isaf, we enjoyed a wonderful week of walking and visiting."

    There are stunning views from the property, down the valley over the sea to Llyn, up towards the Rhinogydd. Our hosts could not have been better, generally leaving us to ourselves but quickly attending to a minor problem: repairing a blown fuse. Our only slight caveat involves the washing machine: it washed well enough but we couldn't get it to spin and thereby empty the water. Unless that was because we failed to operate it properly - entirely possible - that should be attended to. But that was a very minor complaint and in no way detracted from what was an excellent stay.

    Reviewed by Gwyn4.7Jun 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay in the charming cottage."

    The views were amazing and the location was perfect for walking from the door with our dog. The cottage was warm and comfortable with everything you needed. The double bed was comfy and there was always plenty of hot water for that much needed bath after a long walk in the Rhinogs. The Jones family were very friendly and helpful when needed. Would definitely recommend this delightful property for a get away from it all break and we will be back.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Apr 2022

  • "We absolutely loved staying here."

    The owners were very lovely and helpful and made us feel very welcome. The property was clean and had all the amenities we needed for our stay. It’s very remote but was lovely to be away from everything surrounded by mountains. For us it was perfect! We would stay here again. One issue we had was the lounge door way had a low hung ceiling which was very low. My husband is over 6ft so kept hitting his head. It really needed a sticker or something to remind tall people to duck. Apart from this it was perfect.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a beautiful stay."

    The advertisement states there is WiFi which is not the case. More information on the remoteness of the property and the lack of takeaways and restaurants would have been useful as most were closed. Lovely remote property.

    Reviewed by Maria3.4Sep 2021

  • "The remote location is stunning and certainly the best thing about this cottage."

    The owners seem very friendly - we met them both shortly. Overall a very good stay. Cleaning was very good in all rooms, but a bit below expectations in the kitchen. The dining table cover was dirty in various places, and the handles of some of the cabinets felt greasy. We had to rewash some of the dishes and pots, and there was no proper sponge available for doing so. There was also some pet hair on the stacked table set, on the unseen tables. In covid times, given the 'extra time' and attention allegedly given to cleaning, one expects all parts of the house to be spotless. The other parts of the house were all very clean, no complaints there. There was overall certainly enough room for us, but the pictures online are taken with a wide angle and in fact they are smaller than one is led to expect. The garden was fantastic, with amazing views over mountains, sea, and sunsets. The garden furniture was adequate, with a table for eating and chairs for lounging or reading. Bedding could be improved: the mattress felt old and a bit sunk, and the duvet and cover are cheap synthetic material that made us sweat every night. Bathroom was spotless and there was always warm water, which was a treat after wonderful hikes. Overall a very good stay, with some room for improvement as indicated. We can recommend this place, especially for the magical remote location and proximity to very good walks in the fascinating Rhinogydd/Rhinogs. The village of Llanbedr is 12 minute drive away (narrow road!) and the beach just a few minutes furhter.

    Reviewed by Giovanna4.1Sep 2021

  • "The owners were fantastic and couldn’t have helped us more."

    The property is very remote and our delivery didn’t make it, so the owner gave us food and drink to be getting on with and toys for our little boy to play with too! They were so friendly and helpful. The property is set in the most beautiful surroundings and we couldn’t fault the location. The beds were comfy and the towels were lovely and soft. We were left a lovely bottle of wine and juice for our boy on arrival, which was a lovely touch. There were enough plates/utensils etc and it was easy to cook in the house. The views were fabulous and we loved the proximity to the beach. However, we felt the property was overpriced. Whilst it was lovely and we had a great time, for the amount we paid, we expected a little more luxury. The boiler was very noisy and kept us awake and the hot water was intermittent.

    Reviewed by Siobhan3.8Aug 2021

  • "A great cottage, ideal for a quiet getaway."

    Remote and beautiful.

    Reviewed by Ailsa4.4Oct 2019

  • "You book this cottage for the exceptional views."

    They don’t disappoint but in fact exceed all expectations. The cottage is basic though. No WiFi, no dishwasher and very low water pressure which makes showering difficult and it could do with a new double bed. However you can easily ignore these small problems for the location which is a true experience in itself.

    Reviewed by Anita3.8Sep 2019

  • "We are mainly walkers, and to wake up in this fabulous place every day was wonderful."

    Right in the heart of the mountains, majestic scenery and so much wild life. Even in inclement weather, you see a different perspective. The cottage was clean and comfortable and very welcoming after a whole day in the mountains. The owners and family are lovely friendly people. Helpful and of course knowledgeable about the area. Going back next year...... ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Aug 2019

  • "A really special location with a warm welcome from a lovely family"

    Reviewed by Fiona3.4Aug 2019

  • "We have come to this cottage for over 30 yrs the location is wonderful."

    calm and relaxing views are out of this world. The friendly owners are there if you need them and will tell about the walks from the farm that take you up into the mountains or down towards the village. . There are beaches within easy reach there are little railways nearby at Porthmadog and at Fairborne . There is so much to do or you can just relax away from the rat race .

    Reviewed by Kenneth James5.0Aug 2019

  • "Everything was really good and very beautiful place in between the mountains."

    Just water pressure in shower was very weak.

    Reviewed by Irakli4.7Aug 2019

  • "The location is truly outstanding."

    Given that it’s a working farm, nearly 5 miles off a main road and therefore facilities such as WiFi (given and expected in most parts of the world these days) is limited. However, the owners were extremely friendly, the mountain location breathtaking and the 15 minute drive down to Llanbedr awesome. We will definitely back. My sister, staying in a camper in Harlec came to visit and was moved to tears, by the views and the tranquility

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Jul 2019

  • "Great place to get away from it all!"

    Reviewed by Ainsley5.0Jun 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating, electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, a selection of books and games
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden (with slopes and steps) to front and side with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (not in bedrooms, please bring own dog beds, blankets and towels)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pubs 5 miles
  • Note: This property is on a mountain working sheep farm, dogs must be kept on a lead at all times when outside cottage
  • Note: Children must always be supervised when outside
  • Note: Mobile signal is very limited
  • Note: Private water supply which is tested annually

The property

Llanbedr 5 miles.

This semi-detached, converted stable adjoins the main farmhouse and owners own home and is a working farm with 15 hundred acres where guests can walk freely in the Rhinogydd & surrounding mountains.

It is situated at the foot of the Rhinog Mountain Range at the head of the Nantcol Valley in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park.

The Stable Cottage is a perfect rural retreat for anyone who wants to 'get away from it' all, and would suit couples, friends, or a family wishing to spend some quality time together.

Arranged over two floors, the cottage has an endearing, quirky charm, with lots of character and exposed beams.

The open-plan living space on the ground floor is welcoming and homely, and comprises of a well-appointed kitchen area, dining area and a sitting area with comfy sofas, TV and an electric fire.

The two bedrooms' upstairs are individually and tastefully decorated, both enjoying wonderful countryside views and serviced by the family bathroom.

Outside your holiday cottage is an enclosed garden with a picnic table, and has panoramic views down the valley.

Enjoy alfresco dining during the summer months and the absolute freedom away from the clutter of city life in this beautiful valley - a most special and adventurous place for children and adults to explore, with lots of natural wildlife to see, and if you’re lucky enough – wild goats, foxes, badgers and various birds of prey.

There are two private lakes and a mile of river, all a good walk away, where you can enjoy fishing or enjoy panning for gold in the nearby mine.

Outside, sit and relax and enjoy the sunsets over the Cardigan Bay.

Walkers will struggle to find a more suitably-located holiday cottage for indulging their passion, and despite the away-from-it-all location, the village of Llanbedr is only a short drive away and has three pubs and restaurants, a village shop, tea room and even cycle hire.

The surrounding area is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with many renowned walking and mountain biking trails.

The area also boasts good golf courses, medieval castles such as Harlech Castle just eight miles away, the Snowdonia National Park and miles of stunning coastline.

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

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Harlech 3 miles; Barmouth 8 miles.

The pretty village of Llanbedr quietly nestles in ancient woodland between The Rhinogs, part of the Snowdonia Mountains, and the stunning golden beaches of the North Wales coastline. Situated next to the beautiful River Artro, and boasting a mild climate due to its unusual positioning behind the high dunes of a nature reserve, this charming village has an exciting array of wildlife and birds, handy local shops, bike hire and mountain walks on your doorstep, as well as two excellent pubs. The small town of Harlech is just 3 miles away and boasts the World Heritage Site of Harlech Castle, a majestic 13th century stronghold, the most impressive of all those built in North Wales by Edward I. Popular with golfers due to its famous Royal St. David's course, Harlech also boasts an excellent variety of amenities including some good quality restaurants and the most magnificent six-mile long sandy beach, perfect for wonderful walks and family fun. Nearby Barmouth offers the amazing Panorama Walk along the beautiful Mawddach Estuary, providing breathtaking vistas, which were described by John Ruskin as “the most sublime view in Europe” and also a harbour from which you can catch a ferry to Fairbourne for a ride on the miniature railway, or a boat trip out to sea to try mackerel fishing. With the delights of Snowdonia National Park and beautiful Cardigan Bay to discover, this is a fantastic holiday location at any time of the year.

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Please note there is a £30 pet supplement per pet.