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Y Bwthyn

Llanbedr near Harlech, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 5228)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "Cottage really lovely"

    Reviewed by JApr 2022

  • "The location and views from the cottage were as stunning as expected."

    Found it with ease even though quite remote. As advised phone signal was non-existant, not that it mattered, although able to connect to cottage wi-fi for internet connection. A lovely homemade cake awaited us. The beds were extremely comfortable, as were the reclining chairs. The only thing which let the stay down was the fact that we could not use the log fire, which we were so looking forward to. The door is broken and yet to be fixed. A great weekend with trips to Barmouth, Harlech, Beddgelert and the fascinating Osprey centre. The eggs are due to hatch in late May, so definitely worth a visit then.

    Reviewed by RicApr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely clean and everything you needed for a lovely week exploring the area it was beautiful sunny weather for the whole week."

    ..Mrs Hughes had made a lovely sponge cake on our arrival. Mrs Hughes and her husband always chatted if they saw us . We will definitely stay there again our 3 dogs loved their holiday too❤

    Reviewed by SandraMar 2022

  • "We loved the accomodation and particularly the stunning location."

    The host is very welcoming and had baked a cake and provided a few essentials such as tea, coffee, milk.WiFi was very patchy. A great place to stay overall and we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by CliveFeb 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    Lovely cottage, very clean, very comfy beds and very warm. (Log burner not working, but plenty of heaters available if needed). Brilliant utility room for the dog! Great hosts and gorgeous cake on arrival. The cottage is in a beautiful location and the walking is fantastic. Only point to note is that Wi-Fi is quite patchy and intermittent and much better in one of the upstairs bedrooms. We will definitely return. A lovely find!

    Reviewed by JohannaFeb 2022

  • "This is the third time visited to this cottage."

    It was very nice to meet Mrs. Hughes and thank her for her lovely cakes. Nice to know that someone was next door and yet still retaining our privacy. The only really down side of the property was the log burner not working properly.

    Reviewed by AntheaNov 2021

  • "A lovely little gem."

    This cottage is fantastic with everything you could possibly need, very clean,snug and warm, well equipped and so so peaceful. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by JaneNov 2021

  • "Mrs Hughes is a lovely host."

    The cottage is warm, comfortable and clean. Lots to do on short journeys, a great break

    Reviewed by GaryOct 2021

  • "The cottage was 100% as described ."

    The hospitality from the the Hughes family was exceptional . Booked next year already .

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2021

  • "We were looking for a remote and peaceful escape, and Y Bwthyn was perfect for that."

    Friendly owners, spotlessly clean, well appointed - no frills, but a lovely cake on arrival. An excellent break - thank you

    Reviewed by DanielSep 2021

  • "The shower need to be renewed."

    Reviewed by LyndonAug 2021

  • "All OK"

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "Enjoyed it ,nice area ,very nice people , might go again sometime colin clutterbuck."

    Reviewed by ColinMay 2021

  • "8 September no electricity due to a previous fault and works being carried out ..."

    8 September no electricity due to a previous fault and works being carried out No Wifi in the cottage, also due to a previous storm Television was not up to standard, not receiving all channels and poor reception Cottage was very sparse, but were told that all nick nacks had to be removed due to Covid 19, looked very bare Very remote and road very narrow to the cottage We expected a working farm and were very disappointed that there were just a few sheep grazing now and again near the cottage Did not get to meet the owner, who was not even living on the premises Beds not very comfortable, mattresses to thin

    Reviewed by TerenceSep 2020

  • "This cottage suited us perfectly, with everything we needed."

    Mrs Hughes contacted ahead of our holiday to let us know of a couple of issues which didn't affect us anyway. Cottage had everything we needed with the exception of a landline phone - there is no signal, and with the WiFi out of action if we needed to be contacted there was no way to do so.

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2020

  • "Very good and relaxing home made cake was good"

    Reviewed by EileenSep 2019

  • "Amazing holiday."

    Cottage is stunning and so comfortable. We were greeted with a delicious cake and the cottage was immaculate. Didn't want to come home. 3 miles to nearest pub and shop and around 10 miles from barmouth town. Narrow country lanes but that didn't bother us. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2019

  • "The cottage was gorgeous, clean, had everything you would need, washing up liquid, tea towels, tea bags, sugar, coffee and Mrs Hughes made a fantastic Victoria sponge cake she also left us milk in the fridge."

    She also left us 2 bottles of water. As it was very hot we had to go and buy a lot more water, we were surprised that the water came from a well,and of course you couldn’t drink it.So we had to buy rather a lot as we had 3 small dogs. Even though the directions were good we missed the Cottages’s we were looking for the name “Y Bwthyn”and ended up at the Roman Steps!!! We turned back and it was hard to find as the cottage had no name, only recognised by the picture on my phone. We did have trouble with the shower very intermittent and the single track road was a bit scary to start with, but loved the cottage.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2019

  • "Fantastic location surrounded by stunning scenery."

    Cottage was very well equipped and spacious. The cake upon arrival was an added bonus & went down very well, thank you!. Owners son very friendly & helpful. Unfortunately there were also some negatives which would prevent a return visit - firstly the level of cleanliness was not good; at first glance it's fine but look a little closer & you realise a proper clean is overdue. Secondly, the mattresses are of a poor quality & difficult to get conformable on. Finally the front door lock needs fixing & therefore didn't get used

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2019

  • "2nd visit to this cottage."

    Excellent place to stay, very comfortable, home from home. Great location with easy access to anywhere in North Wales. Already booked our 3rd visit for our 2020 holiday :)

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2019

  • "Our 2nd stay."

    This is a great cottage in the heart of the hills above Harlech. The river is wonderful, walking fantastic the peace and quiet perfect

    Reviewed by PamelaApr 2019

  • "This is a wonderful holiday cottage."

    Excellently kitted out, clean, and tidy. It has a lovely wood burner fire and there are electric storage heaters in the living room and bedrooms. The owners are very friendly and helpful. The location is in the beautiful Arto valley surrounded by rugged mountains with spectacular views. We have stayed at Y Bwythyn three years in succession.

    Reviewed by AdrianApr 2019

  • "Best holiday cottage ever."

    Just what we wanted. Thank you Mrs. Hughes, you're a gem!!!!

    Reviewed by AntheaDec 2018

  • "We had a magical few days."

    A warm welcome with a fantastic homemade Victoria sponge cake. Cottage was great. But the magic is that this has to be the best of real Wales. The road from Llanbedr to Cym Buchan is beyond compare, antient Welsh Oak trees, the river, the brooding mountains. Great walking country. In Autumn the colours were amazing. I recommend that you stay here and enjoy.

    Reviewed by PamelaOct 2018

  • "This was our second visit to Y Bwthyn, we enjoyed our stay so much last year that we returned for another early Autumn break this year too."

    It's a real home from home, very well equipped and cosy. we had 3 storms blow through while we were there, but the double glazing and wood burner ensured we were cosy and warm. The remote location provided all the peace and quiet, and beautiful scenery which make for a very relaxing time. Mrs Hughes, the owner, is very friendly, welcoming and helpful, ensuring we had everything we needed. I'm sure we'll be back for a 3rd visit!

    Reviewed by VanessaSep 2018

  • "Peace and tranquility, roads are very narrow leading up the mountain to the cottage, dog friendly beaches near by."

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2018

  • "A beautifully situated cottage and well equipped."

    Only book this cottage if you have a confident driver who doesn't mind reversing in narrow roads.

    Reviewed by KenJul 2018

  • "The cottage was so well equipped, we had everything we expected and needed and more."

    The cottage was clean and spacious and the owners made us feel welcome and at home immediately. We were also left with tea, coffee, milk, eggs and a home made cake. We couldn’t have asked for more and have already booked up for next year.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2018

  • "Wow, what can we say about this beautiful place."

    Set in the breathe taking mountains on a working sheep and cattle farm. You can hear the river which is just across the road from the cottage. The cottage it’s self is very quaint, has everything you need, you have to get is food. Only qualm is the double bed was a bit hard for us but that is a personal preference. The family who own the place are very friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. The homemade cake that was left for us was delicious. The walks in the local area are stunning. Will will definitely return for another stay.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2018

  • "The cottage if excellent."

    Very well kitted out with everything you need. It is warm and cosy and comfortable. The owners are very helpful and friendly. The location is wonderful.

    Reviewed by AdrianApr 2018

  • "When we arrived the shower did not work."

    The cottage is remote so there was no mobile signal. The following day the owners were called, and as promised the shower was working when we returned. However, to obtain even warm water the flow was little more than a drip. The owner should invest in a shower unit that works. The bath water delivered was of a rustic colour. Probably no big deal but not what most travellers will be used to. Also the volume of hot water was insufficient for the three of us to have a bath without a considerable wait. Come on Mrs Hughes, this is 2018. Put your hand in your pocket and provide a decent supply of hot water via both shower and bath.

    Reviewed by RogerApr 2018

  • "Fantastic hill farm cottage in beautifull scenic valley."

    Isolated bliss with all mod cons. Inc. Wi-fi. Lovely walks yet 5mins to civilization by car. Will definitely go again.

    Reviewed by IanSep 2017

  • "Lovely welcome."

    Cottage had everything we needed. Slow cooker microwave washer etc. Very clean and comfortable. Thank you Mrs and Mr Hughes. And the Cake was great.

    Reviewed by AndreaJul 2017

  • "Fantastic holiday friendly people and lovely cottage made to feel very welcome."

    Will return.

    Reviewed by RachelJun 2017

  • "We had a brilliant few days at accommodation."

    We had to cut short our stay because of serious illness of a close friend who is not "close family" as specified in your insurance. We do hope to book this accommodation again with yourselves.

    Reviewed by CedricMay 2017

  • "Very comfortable cottage superb location have been before will go again"

    Reviewed by SaraMay 2017

  • "Great welcome cake!"

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2017

  • "Heating was on and left on open fire at night left us plenty of logs."

    Well stocked plenty of equipment we all really enjoyed our holiday and all 3 dogs enjoyed themselves

    Reviewed by Mrs P E I MOct 2016

  • "Friendly welcome, well equipped, thoroughly clean throughout."

    Beautiful views, lots to explore, just perfect! We had a fabulous holiday and were sad to leave.

    Reviewed by EmilyAug 2016

  • "Staying in this cottage was a great experience."

    The owner gave a friendly welcome and everything was provided for. Access to the property was difficult, but we enjoyed the challenge!

    Reviewed by NatalieAug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility/drying room
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Storage heaters with woodburner
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Front yard with sitting area with furniture, BBQ and wonderful mountain views
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pub and restaurant 3 miles
  • Shell Island beach 5 miles
  • Note: This property is on a working sheep farm, dogs must be kept on a lead at all times when outside cottage.

The property

This semi-detached, 17th century, stone-built Llanbedr cottage is situated on a 500-acre working sheep and beef farm, located down a private lane in the Snowdonia National Park.

Standing in the beautiful Cwm Bychan valley, this holiday cottage is surrounded by wooded hills and majestic mountains and offers basic yet comfortable accommodation, featuring an impressive stone inglenook fireplace with a woodburner and exposed oak beams, while the kitchen offers a breakfast bar and dining area.

This welcoming holiday cottage is ideally placed for exploring the mountains and footpaths of Snowdonia from the doorstep and, located in a peaceful and remote part of North Wales, this cottage makes a wonderful place for a romantic retreat.

With the seaside towns of Harlech and Porthmadog just a short drive away, this cosy cottage caters for everybody's needs.

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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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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