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Y Bwthyn

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Llanbedr near Harlech, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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64 Customer Reviews

  • "We have had a wonderful week here it was ideal for us ,very remote but that was why we chose it."

    We had wall to wall sunshine all week could not ask for more. Lovely Victoria sponge on arrival Thank you we shall come back again i am sure

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0May 2024

  • "Just what was needed and great value."

    The extra utility area off the kitchen to the entrance was very useful

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2024

  • "Stunning location and beautiful period Welsh property."

    Lovely welcome and a surprise delicious sponge cake awaited us in the spotless cottage which was very well equipped and topped off by log burning fire.A 2nd visit definately planned.

    Reviewed by William5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a really enjoyable stay, cottage was lovely and in a beautiful location."

    Fantastic welcome cake on arrival. Would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2024

  • "It is a lovely clean,comfortable cottage in a beautiful area."

    Feels like you're in the middle of no where but only 3 miles from nearest pub and small shop. Lots of walking opportunities . Welcomed with a deliscious home made cake too.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Mar 2024

  • "This place is unique."

    The house is very cozy. nothing is missing in it. a delicious welcome cake. The windows offer a view of the mountains, an hour's walk to the sea. These 2 weeks were the best break from the city. I recommend it wholeheartedly. We will definitely come back here

    Reviewed by Lukasz5.0Dec 2023

  • "Friendly owner, great location and an epic Victoria sponge!"

    Wi fi was a bit hit and miss. House equipped with everything you will ever need! Even the dog was sad to leave

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2023

  • "The owner, Mrs."

    Hughes, was very welcoming and had baked a cake for us and supplied milk in the fridge. The property is situated 3 miles from Llanbedr down a single track road with passing places; a little daunting at first but, if driven sensibly, not so bad. Technophiles will be disappointed with the lack of both a mobile signal and poor Wi-Fi connection but if you are trying to escape the ratrace, what better place?

    Reviewed by Ivan4.4Sep 2023

  • "Mrs Hughes made us feel welcome from day one nothing was too much trouble and the surprise of a wonderful cake and bottle of milk, tea, coffee, sugar on arrival was much appreciated."

    The cottage is truly wonderful set in the valley with lovely walks on your doorstep. We would definitely recommend it so its 5 star's from us

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really nice home in a wonderful location, where you can stay off the beaten track, wander round quiet villages or play in a modern seaside town."

    The cottage has everything you could need, is very homely and is a perfect base for this part of Wales.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay, and the lovely lady made me the best Victoria sponge I have ever eaten."

    Peaceful calm exactly what I was hoping for highly recommend

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0May 2023

  • "Very clean ,well equipped property."

    If you want silence and lovely surrounding countryside, this is it. The owner is a lovely lady and she bakes you a Beautiful cake. I will be back.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely peaceful off grid holiday cottage."

    My advice to visitors would be when you drive out of the village down the tiny county road when that feeling of' I must have missed it were lost ' keep driving ! It is very remote but worth it.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Oct 2022

  • "Our 2nd holiday at this property ,2 years running says it all with next years holiday booked already."

    A beautiful cottage in the most wonderful hidden part of remote North Wales . Mr and Mrs Hughes present this cottage to a very high standard . We could write a book on the whole experience of this place, it is a simply stunning part of the world . We wouldnt change anything .

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was brilliant , everything you required ideal for dogs and Mrs Hughes cake was scrummy also provided extra things like tea bags coffee milk etc."

    the only improvement could be is directions down the lane perhaps mention going past the campsite , we.had a fantastic holiday would come there again .

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Sep 2022

  • "Mrs Hughes was an amazing host and she bakes great cakes."

    The cottage was perfect, it had everything we required, in an awesome location with fantastic views all around us. The dark skies at night were something else. There were plenty of places to visit, great beaches and plenty of walks. All in all we had a brilliant time, would really recommend the cottage and we will be staying again for sure.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent property, perfect getaway with everything you could possibly need."

    Very freindly owners that also provided a very nice cake on our arrival.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was an absolutely amazing holiday."

    The cottage had everything you needed and a lovely country setting. The owners were kind and left us to get on with our holiday. Even though we have been back for 2 weeks the happy memories are fresh in our minds.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property is perfect, as is the owner."

    What I find annoying, and this has happened several years in a row, is that as soon as I rebook you send me an offer for so much off which cannot be applied retrospectively. It would be much better if the offer was made immediately after the current booking.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent"

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Jun 2022

  • "I booked the cottage for my parents, both in their late 80s, who enjoyed a lovely relaxing week."

    The location was so peaceful and in a beautiful river valley but also close to the coast. the only issues they had were doors that were difficult to close or did not close correctly and no private outdoor space to sit in. These were only minor things and did not spoil the holiday in any way.

    Reviewed by John3.8Jun 2022

  • "We loved it."

    Perfect location, peaceful and stunning scenery. We slept so well. Well equipped, it had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Jeanette4.7Jun 2022

  • "What a wonderful place to have a break, so warm, comfortable and very quiet with beautiful scenery to wake up to."

    Mrs Hughes left us a cake, milk, tea etc which was much appreciated as we were late arriving. So much to see in the area. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Muriel4.4May 2022

  • "Really nice farm cottage in a scenic area of North Wales."

    The cottage is spacious and well furnished. The owners are very friendly. I would recommend a stay at this cottage.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 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 Ric4.4Apr 2022

  • "Cottage really lovely"

    Reviewed by J3.8Apr 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 Sandra5.0Mar 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 Clive4.7Feb 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 Johanna4.7Feb 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 Anthea3.8Nov 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 Jane5.0Nov 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 Gary5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was 100% as described ."

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

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 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 Daniel4.7Sep 2021

  • "The shower need to be renewed."

    Reviewed by Lyndon4.1Aug 2021

  • "All OK"

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

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

    Reviewed by Colin4.7May 2021

  • "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 Rachel5.0Sep 2020

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

    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 Ursula3.1Sep 2020

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

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Sep 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 Rachel5.0Aug 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 Elizabeth4.1Jul 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 Paul5.0Jun 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 Paul3.4Jun 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 Pamela5.0Apr 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 Adrian5.0Apr 2019

  • "Best holiday cottage ever."

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

    Reviewed by Anthea5.0Dec 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 Pamela5.0Oct 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 Vanessa5.0Sep 2018

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

    Reviewed by Marina4.4Jul 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 Ken4.4Jul 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 Paul5.0Jun 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 Roger3.8Apr 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 Adrian5.0Apr 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 Alison4.4Apr 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 Ian4.6Sep 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 Andrea4.8Jul 2017

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

    Will return.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 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 Cedric4.6May 2017

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

    Reviewed by Sara5.0May 2017

  • "Great welcome cake!"

    Reviewed by John4.0Apr 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 M5.0Oct 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 Sue5.0Aug 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 Natalie4.6Aug 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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas