Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

1 customer booked Ysgubor in the last 24 hours


Dinas Mawddwy near Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 2593)



Sykes rating Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes Icon/Rating/Sykes

  • Sleeps 11

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

  • Show on map


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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

50 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful week hear with our family celebrating a 21st anniversary and a 70th birthday."

    Lovely large cottage with wonderful features and beautiful surroundings. Lovely walks to the little town and surrounding areas. Could do with a larger bbq but other than that no issues. Would happily come back again.

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, loved the hot tub, stunning local area which we explored on foot."

    The only thing that I think would improve the stay is having cupboard space in the kitchen for food.

    Reviewed by NicolaApr 2022

  • "We had a fantastic weekend here in Wales we will be back."

    Our family ages range from 81 to 4 years old and everyone had a ball. 4 of us visited the slate mine well worth the money. We had Sunday lunch at the Red lion for mother's day good value for money, delicious and very welcoming.

    Reviewed by SheilaMar 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely amazing and I can’t thank the host enough for welcoming us as they did."

    Me and my family are planning when to visit again as we had such a great time.

    Reviewed by FrancisNov 2021

  • "We had an amazing time."

    The cottage itself was amazing surrounded by picturesque nature. Mrs Jones was so lovely. Gave us a call the day before to instruct us on key collection and itinerary. Highly recommended. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by JenNov 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    6 adults 4 kids and a cavapoo had a great week in the October half term. The hot tub was an absolute winner the wood burners made it so cosy. The inside space meant that everyone could do their own thing and always find a quiet corner. The owners Mr and Mrs Evans were lovely they were so very welcoming and certainly made you feel at home from the start. Outside the views are spectacular and whether you are an ardent hiker or just going for a walk with the kids there are some great places to explore. The walk into Dinas Mawddwy was lovely on the forest path about 1.5 miles There you have a pub a post office and a beautiful little coffee and gift shop which sells delicious cakes and well worth a visit. Even before the end of the holiday we were planning a return visit next spring.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2021

  • "Fabulous old farmhouse with loads of space."

    Fitted our needs perfectly fir family reunion with 8 adults and 2 dogs. Amazing views and walks, and the hosts were so friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by KathleenSep 2021

  • "We loved the cottage, very quirky, comfy beds, fantastic hot tub, lovely garden."

    Nice friendly owners. Lots of shops, restaurants, a beach and attractions near by. Gorgeous scenery surrounding the cottage. Great family holiday.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2021

  • "We had the best holiday!"

    The owners are lovely, they told us some great walking routes around the cottage. Cottage was immaculate and everything is well thought of! Hot tub was great and the gardens to the cottage were not only beautiful but perfect for our 3 dogs. As a group of 11 and 3 dogs there was plenty of space for us all. I loved that each bathroom had a different amenity, kids showered in a different bathroom each night! So many kitchen utilities and log fires stocked up ready on arrival. The location is perfect, feels like your there all alone! We had the perfect stay and enjoyed visits to many local areas and attractions! We will be visiting again.

    Reviewed by RebeccaAug 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely little well equipped welsh farmhouse, situated in a lovely quiet location, but within easy reach of beaches, towns etc."

    The property is owned by a lovely family, who we enjoyed chatting too. The games room and the hot tub were a big hit with our children.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "This is the cottage that just keeps on giving."

    In a stunning location with jets flying past, Mair and David are lovely hosts and Martin next door very knowledgeable about the local area. The cottage itself was full of character and very spacious, everything you need is there - the hot tub topped things off nicely. Wonderful place to stay and central to lots of places to visit - we loved it and will be going back!

    Reviewed by SallyJul 2021

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Mr and Mrs Evans were so friendly, very warm and welcoming with lots of advice on where to walk locally. The location was stunning and the cottage very quiet. Hot tub excellent, very private and sheltered from any wind. We couldn’t have wished for a better cottage, spotlessly clean for such an old place, and full of character. If you like hill walking, you are spoilt for choice. We would recommend walking up the forestry track behind the cottage to Glasgwm, and the walk up Foel Dinas via the stunning Maesglase valley opposite the cottage. And Camlan is very much worth a visit

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2021

  • "Lovely spot with outstanding views of the beautiful welsh countryside."

    Reviewed by AnnetteAug 2020

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage and surroundings."

    Quiet surroundings with amenities not too far. Also quite a few local attractions and beaches not more than 30-40 mins away. We loved our short break here it was just a shame we were only here for 4 days i wish it was longer. Clive is a top guy, extremely helpful. All in all would recommend this as a superb location for a holiday.

    Reviewed by FarooqJul 2020

  • "The cottage is amazing and had everything we needed."

    The hot tub is great after a long day cycling or walking. The host made us feel really welcome and made sure we had info on the local area and supplies. We will be returning soon. Thank you

    Reviewed by CarlJul 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at this lovely cottage."

    The views with breathtaking and the accommodation itself was great. However a couple of things could be approved on. A couple of the amenities such as the hot tub, music player and furnishing need updating a bit. The bed in the master bedroom was pretty uncomfy as well. Everything else was perfect though, the log burner was amazing, we enjoyed many nights huddled round the dining table playing board games in front of the fire. The kitchen was great and had everything we needed. The owners were so lovely and always on hand to ask any questions we had.

    Reviewed by VictoriaFeb 2020

  • "Mr and Mrs Evans are a fantastic couple."

    Their cottage is beautiful and we will definitely be going back !! Our party consisted of 8 adults, 2 children and a dog ! The cottage was that big, we didn't use half the house ! The hot tub was fantastic and amazing scenery !

    Reviewed by JasonJan 2020

  • "There's always a bit of uncertainty when booking through an agent ie has the holiday house owner received the booking, is it double booked, I have to say the information received up front was spot on and gave me full confidence that I wasn't going to run in to any issues on the day of arrival (with 7 friends travelling 100+ miles for a 2 night stay I was a little nervous as I booked it) but everything went smoothly, friends and I loved the property and it exceeded our expectations and we will likely return once more in the future."

    Reviewed by MattNov 2019

  • "Lovely friendly and warm welcome from Mr & Mrs Evans who were very hospitable."

    Beautiful scenery and so tranquil. Plenty of space for us all to spread out, games room and hot tub were fab ! I would definitely recommend it here, and will most certainly return

    Reviewed by CorinneNov 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely adorable and perfect for our weekend getaway."

    Mr & Mrs Evans were lovely hosts, and even took us up their local Mountain! The wood fire, spa and games room were all a hit!

    Reviewed by EmilyNov 2019

  • "Great place to stay with very friendly owners"

    Reviewed by AliSep 2019

  • "What a beautiful place we stayed last week there was 11 of us 6 adults 5 kids , lots off space for us all , very well equipped with all that you need , fantastic views , the hot tub and games room was a huge hit for the kids , mr and and Mrs evens what amazing hosts they was !"

    ! wanted for nothing. Mr evens very kindly took us up the mountain made our week seeing those views. We will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by LauraAug 2019

  • "The cottage was fantastic with lots of space for the 8 adults and 3 dogs in our group."

    As there were 4 couples it was perfect having 4 double bedrooms each having its own bath/shower room then a 5th bedroom with 3 single beds which we didn’t use. Everyone could be together or get away from each other all in the same cottage. Very well equipped inside the kitchen and elsewhere with games, books, darts etc Unfortunately the hot tub was not working when we arrived but the owners were great and got this fixed as quickly as possible but as we had missed 4 days use of the hot tub the owners were very fair and offered us compensation. Their customer service is exemplary and they could not have been more help. We had an amazing time and have recommended this cottage to others already Thank you for the great stay.

    Reviewed by DawnJun 2019

  • "Fabulous stay in a beautiful cottage."

    Mr. and Mrs. Evans were incredibly friendly and generous throughout. Beautiful location. We will be back.

    Reviewed by ThomasMay 2019

  • "Truly outstanding experience Exceptional, and very friendly hosts Amazing views and all expectations exceeded, would recommend to anyone and everyone!"

    Thank you, we will be back! :D

    Reviewed by JoshuaMay 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage very spacious with loads of charm and history."

    ,A games room and hot tub were lovely ,garden very peaceful and tranquil amazing views.Lovely friendly owners very helpful.Baby lambs were brought to us for children in our party to see hold and feed which they throughly enjoyed.Ideal location if u want a peaceful holiday.

    Reviewed by HazelApr 2019

  • "9 of us stopped here for a long weekend in March, we all thoroughly enjoyed the weekend, winding down in the hot tub in the evening."

    The owners Mr & Mrs Evans are on site and can't do enough for you, a real pleasure to meet them both. If you're after a peaceful break with beautiful scenery in a character cottage, this is the one. My only regret is not having stopped longer to explore the surroundings more, we stopped here as it was central to different activity centres in Wales which we used.

    Reviewed by WayneMar 2019

  • "We had a fantastic holiday and loved every minute of it."

    The owners were lovely and we didnt want to leave. We would 100% be back.

    Reviewed by RachelMar 2019

  • "One of the best weekend breaks I have had in North Wales."

    Mr and Mrs Evans were really nice and welcomed us.

    Reviewed by MasumFeb 2019

  • "The hosts were so lovely, the house had so much history and character and the surroundings were stunning."

    The hot tub was amazing too!

    Reviewed by MelanieFeb 2019

  • "Fabulous place, plenty of space for 10 adults and two dogs."

    Mr and Mrs Evans were lovely and friendly and couldn’t do enough for us. Was a little surprised to receive a bill at the end for an extra £40 on top of the allowance for Gas and Electric. We think Sykes should have let us know this before we booked.

    We are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Ysgubor, and thank you for the kind feedback. We are pleased to say that from 2020, all electricity and oil will be included within the rental price. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnitaFeb 2019

  • "The photos really don’t do this cottage justice."

    . it is lovey . There is everything in there you need for a fab family weekend in ... the log stove and quaint decor gave a lovely feel to it to we had a lovely weekend.. only thing people need to know is to take there own towels and some cash with u to pay for extra energy charges as there is not a cash machine local.. they supply u wiv £10 elec and £20 of oil. You just have to pay for the extra usage .. x

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We are pleased to let you know that for stays from 2020 onwards, all electricity and oil will be included in the rental for Ysgubor. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichelleFeb 2019

  • "The owners couldn’t be more helpful- would definitely recommend"

    Reviewed by JacquiJan 2019

  • "Such a beautiful house which is very homely the views were outstandeing ,owners are really lovely and could do enough for us."

    Would highly recommend this cottage if you like walking and relaxing, the local pub is super friendly as well and with beautiful home made food.

    Reviewed by HollieDec 2018

  • "Absolutely perfect location for us remote."

    Lovely owners very helpful, the hot tub went down Mr Evans went out of his way on Boxing Day to get it back up and running. Well equipped and cosy enough space for our party of 9 . The fires where lit on arrival very welcoming. Def recommend xx

    Reviewed by HayleyDec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, plenty of room, very helpful owners, great surroundings, would definitely recommend this accommodation"

    Reviewed by KatherineDec 2018

  • "Amazing few nights away in this beautiful cottage - would highly recommend it and booking was super easy too!"

    Reviewed by JosephineNov 2018

  • "This was a brilliant first stay in Wales."

    The whole family came together for an experience before my father went in for surgery, and this couldn’t have been a better place to do it. Everyone enjoyed it and would like to come back for more. The owners were lovely and accommodating and the house exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by JadeOct 2018

  • "A perfect location for our annual family get-together."

    Warm,welcoming and very helpful owners.

    Reviewed by GordonOct 2018

  • "Lovely couple and beautiful setting, we had a fantastic week based at this cottage."

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2018

  • "We really loved our stay here in Ysgubor."

    Mr and Mrs Evans were extremely warm and welcoming, and had the best dogs! There was plenty of space for the nine of us, and the facilities were lovely. The jacuzzi was an amazing treat at the end of a long day of walking! :)

    Reviewed by RachaelSep 2018

  • "Absolutley brilliant will be going again."

    Me and my family loved it such a beautiful peaceful place and the owners were lovely, friendly and so helpful. Enjoyed every minute

    Reviewed by LaurenJun 2018

  • "The hosts were fabulous and cottage superb for family."

    Would definitely go back!

    Reviewed by RhianMay 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    So many rooms - plenty of room for all of us. Well off the main road so it's completely silent. Great views. Pubs not far away. There's a Co-op in Dogellau which is about a 15 minute drive away so was easy to stock up on food. We were on a mountain biking holiday and there was a large games room for us to put our bikes in and loads of room outside for bike maintenance and all of our vehicles. The bottom of the Red Bull hard line is a few hundred meters away from the cottage so that was amazing to look at (but well out of our league). The hot tub was used by nearly everyone - it's got loads of room and was nice and warm - but we couldn't get the time machine feature to work ;)

    Reviewed by S CMay 2018

  • "It is a lovely cottage and Mr and Mrs Evans are lovely."

    We did have a couple of very minor issues, a small leak from the dishwasher and a shortage of tea spoons, but these are of little importance. We had a lovely week and we would definitely go back to this cottage.

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2018

  • "We had a wonderful surprise birthday weekend in a stunning location."

    The cottage has everything you need and the hot tub and the pool table was a definite hit with all. The hosts are very friendly and accommodating

    Reviewed by SusanJan 2018

  • "We were delighted with this property, it exceeded our expectations and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage is well equipped and well furnished with a lovely 'farmhouse' feel. There were six adults and two babies in our party and there was ample room for everyone. The hosts were lovely and couldn't have been more friendly and helpful. The location was perfect for us as we wanted a few days just relaxing and walking and thats what we did. The pool table and hot tub were a bonus. We will definitely be booking this property again and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends.

    Reviewed by AnnDec 2017

  • "Cottage and owners were lovely, will definitely consider going back next year"

    Reviewed by KristyNov 2017

  • "The cottage and location are outstanding."

    The owners of the cottage are delightful and they are very happy to help whenever they can and their knowledge of cottage history is really interesting

    Reviewed by RosemaryOct 2017

  • "Absolutely great holiday, beautiful old farmhouse on a working farm in the mountains."

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2017

Show more


  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size four poster bed with en-suite double-ended roll-top bath with shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x family room with 3 singles
  • Second bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • 1 x ground floor double
  • Second staircase to 1 x king-size double and bathroom with double-ended bath with mixer hand shower, separate Jacuzzi Whirlpool all body jet shower with seat, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Spacious fitted kitchen with dining area, Rangemaster and woodburning cooker, plus snug area for 2
  • Dining room with woodburner in large inglenook fireplace
  • Large sitting room with French doors to decked area
  • Games room with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with two woodburners
  • Rangemaster cooker with electric double oven, grill and 5 ring electric hob, wood burning stove., microwave, 2 x fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview and DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power included within the property rental
  • Starter pack of logs for each woodburner inc. in rent, additional logs can be purchased from owner at cost
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Games room with pool table
  • Off road parking for 7 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed front patio garden with furniture and mountain views
  • Hot tub
  • Enclosed rear garden with decking, furniture, BBQ, mountain views
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, two pubs 1.25 miles
  • Note: This is a working farm; dogs must be kept under control at all times
  • Note: Due to the quantity and pressure of the jets in the jet shower, there is a 10 minute rule on its use, none of the other showers in the house are subject to the rule

The property

Dinas Mawddwy 2 miles.

A picturesque farmhouse, situated on a 500-acre hill farm, 2 miles from Dinas Mawddwy.

Ysgubor has been extended to create a delightful, spacious property with a wealth of original features including magnificent oak beams and doors, exposed stone walls, a lovely inglenook fireplace, slate flagged floors and woodburners, which all help create a real welcoming atmosphere.

With parts dating back to the 17th century, the property boasts a perfect combination of olde worlde character and new build convenience, including a four poster bed, with all modern facilities which include a Rangemaster cooker, an all body jet shower, a pool table.

This charming old farmhouse nestles in a perfect away-from-it-all location on a 500-acre organic farm, commanding panoramic views over the surrounding mountains and hills, as well as the opportunity to try free.

The location is a paradise for walkers, ramblers, mountain bikers and birdwatchers, who can all enjoy the owner's private mountains (mounts Graig Wen and Gribyn, both over 2000'), where the Red Bull Hardline mountain bike event is held annually, with the rest of Snowdonia beyond, while green fields surrounding the property are perfect for playing football or cricket in the summer sun.

Nearby Dolgellau offers a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants, or discover the sandy beaches, castles, golf courses and mountain railways of the region.

The owner, who lives nearby and occasionally occupies a small annexe to the left of the holiday property, is always ready to help, and at the end of an exciting day, enjoy the surrounding mountain scenery as you relax.

View on map

About the location


Dolgellau 10 miles; Machynlleth 12 miles; Barmouth 18 miles.

An attractive, single-street village surrounded by beautiful countryside and overlooked by the wonderful Aran Mountains, in the southern part of Snowdonia National Park. There is a pub in the village and a number of others close by and the Meirion Woollen Mill stands on the banks of the River Dovey and is open to visitors. The delightful town of Dolgellau, which nestles beside the foothills of one of the most spectacular mountains in Wales, Cader Idris, is only 10 miles away and its 17th Century bridges, church and variety of pubs and eating houses create a pleasant atmosphere. This whole area is a paradise for walkers, climbers, birdwatchers and bikers amidst all of Snowdonia and the nearby Coed-y-Brenin Forest with its famous mountain bike trails. Discover the Mawddach Estuary, stunning sandy beaches, narrow gauge steam railways, golf, and a huge range of outdoor pursuits. A superb base for both coast and mountains all year round.

View more holiday cottages in Dinas Mawddwy

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
Book with confidence
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.
Ok, got it