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Ysgubor Las

(Ref. 918053)

Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • owners (18)
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60 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was really beautiful, it was cosy and yet felt spacious."

    Fabulous views from the balcony which looked different almost hour by hour with the ever changing weather. Lovely tracks and paths to walk directly from the cottage. It was a really relaxing stay and would definitely like to come again. Perfect!

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful place and great hosts."

    Reviewed by Graham4.4Sep 2023

  • "Stunning property, amazing location."

    Super friendly family.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2023

  • "What an absolutely fabulous property in a breath taking location."

    Our trip was everything we could have hoped for and more! The property is well laid out and has everything you need for a comfortable stay. Plenty of walks from or near the property and plenty of places to visit without long drives. We will be back as so much to see and explore

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very helpful and friendly owners."

    The barn was very comfortable and well equipped. Surroundings and views from balcony were wonderful, so peaceful and tranquil. Altogether a very relaxing and enjoyable break. Thank you, will definitely return.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jul 2023

  • "Amazing ,on entering the property you see two framed articles on the barn conversion, one an article in the news paper about the family and the history of the barn and how it was converted , the other a certificate awarding it first prize in barn conversion."

    It then opens out into a very large conservatory, furnished to a very relaxing attire. The bedrooms are spottily clean and of a good size, the bathroom has a walk in shower and is also is finished too a very high standard. The upper level with the kitchen and sitting area is a joy, and the original beams set it all off too a tee. Outside we had the fields with the lambs and a truly wonderful view. A fantastic holiday property, that will not disappoint those looking for a that little bit extra. Richard the owner is very friendly and approachable. I hope this will help others who are looking to book a stay at a very high spec property.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Exceptionally friendly and helpful hosts."

    Outstanding walking opportunities from the cottage.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "A pleasure to return for our 4th visit."

    This time we stayed for two weeks because a week has never seemed long enough before. Richard, Laura & family are delightful and very welcoming. The location is quite beautiful!

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is an excellent holiday cottage - it suited us perfectly."

    There was plenty of space for all our outdoor kit - boots, coats, bikes, which was ideal. The surrounding farm land makes the cottage such a peaceful place to be. Richard and Laura were so friendly and willing to help with anything. We’d definitely like to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Apr 2023

  • "A really lovely cottage with spectacular views, a really special place."

    Endless entertainment watching the sheep, lambs and wildlife. Plenty of walks within a short distance. The place itself is clean, warm and well equipped with everything we needed for the week. Would love to go back, a break here is good for the soul.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Mar 2023

  • "It was a lovey cottage, very comfortable."

    Reviewed by John4.4Mar 2023

  • "Probably one of the best properties we have ever stayed in (and we've stayed in many!"

    ).Absolutely delightful owners who went above and beyond to make us feel welcome and checked we were ok when it snowed. We've already booked our next visit! A real escape from it all but just a couple of moles to the lovely local town. Not too far to visit many local attractions .The cottage itself was so cosy and so thoughtfully converted. There were wonderful walks from the door.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely, unique cottage, very comfortable and clean in a quiet, rural setting."


    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2023

  • "Stunning location and property."

    We loved it so much we went back again 6 weeks later. Quiet and stunning views, the photos don't do it justice. Richard was really helpful and friendly. Close to Dolgellau but very rural so best of both worlds. The property is comfortable, warm and cosy with all the mod cons you need. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2022

  • "Amazing barn conversion Richard and Laura perfect hosts amazing views definitely will be returning"

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely barn conversion on a sheep farm."

    Upside down accommodation to take advantage of the views of the mountains. Upstairs balcony to sit out on in good weather to enjoy the views. Lovely conservatory for when the weather is not quite so good. Nice quiet location but close to the village and other attractions.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fabulous accommodation in an idyllic setting."

    Friendly and helpful owners. Absolutely loved it. It can be a challenge keeping the farm cats out of the house on a hot day!

    Reviewed by Phil4.7Aug 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Ysgabur Las, we had the perfect week (including the weather!"

    ). The accommodation is beautiful and the views are absolutely breathtaking. We loved meeting the cats and horses! Richard and Laura are really helpful and friendly. We visited Zipworld, hired bikes locally in Dolgellau, and went on many of the local walks. There are lots of nice pubs and restaurants nearby, we would recommend Mawdacch Pizza and Crossfoxes, both of which were lovely. We would recommend the property 100%, it is faultless.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "The converted barn was superb, beautifully decorated and in an amazing location."

    The property had every home comfort and luxury that you could wish for, the views from the balcony are unbeatable watching the sun rise and set over the mountains. We loved being surrounded by the sheep, cows, horses and visits from the cats during the week. The owners were really friendly and helpful and we definitely intend to return as the whole holiday was brilliant. The area of Snowdonia is wonderful for walking, cycling, sight seeing and relaxing, what an amazing part of the world. We specifically came to stay in the area for the Mach loop where fast jets practice low level flying but the mountain walks are really great too, loads of castles and tourist attractions in all directions.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2022

  • "An idyllic place to stay in a stunning setting."

    This was our first visit to Wales & to be honest, far and away better than the West Country. Superb roads for motorcycles & mostly traffic free. Win, win in my book. Book this property & you will not be disappointed. A big thank you to Richard & Laura for having the vision to design such fantastic accommodation.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is the perfect place to stay near Dolgellau."

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very nice cottage in lovely scenic location and just a couple of miles outside dolgellau enjoyed seeing the animals and got to see sheep being sheared,lovely family richard was such a lovely person so helpful and friendly All in all had a great holiday."

    Thank you all.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    The cottage has been renovated to a high standard. Friendly and helpful hosts. Beautiful area, peaceful and quiet.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, so peaceful, a great place to escape the hustle and bustle."

    Will miss the sheep and horses. The location and views are stunning. Richard and Laura were great hosts, their hard work in building the cottage certainly deserved the silver award. Perfect in every way! Thank you

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Ysgubor Las."

    The cottage was beautiful and well kitted out and the surroundings were stunning, with great walks and cycle trails nearby. The children loved playing with the cats on the farm and seeing the new lambs and pony and Richard was always on hand to answer any queries and make recommendations for local attractions. We hope to come back.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by Ketankumar5.0Feb 2022

  • "A second visit to Ysgubor Las for Christmas situated in the most idyllic setting and providing all the creature comforts needed."

    The owners Laura and Richard are delightful and always there to help. The little extras of Christmas decorations and mulled wine and mince pies were much appreciated. Every day provides stunning mountain views in any weather. A real get away place to relax and encompass the location. We will definitely be back to see the majestic mountains again soon Judy and Peter

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Dec 2021

  • "The very definition of the pictures don't do this justice!"

    The cottage was simply superb, renovated to a very high standard with everything you could need. The cottage was relaxing, comfortable, spacious (for 2 people) well equipped and spotlessly clean. Richard and Laura made us feel very welcome and were on hand if needed but were never intrusive. Can not recommend this property highly enough and can not wait to return to the area and specially Ysgubor Las.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2021

  • "A beautifully renovated and well appointed property in a tremendous setting."

    Reviewed by Anonymous5.0Sep 2021

  • "A really relaxing and comfortable place to stay."

    We felt really welcomed and would stay again.

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was stunning."

    Spacious, well equipped, spotlessly clean. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jul 2021

  • "Superb location in South Snowdon, excellent lakes and walks nearby."

    The Cottage itself was superb couldn’t of wished for anything more. A big thanks to all the Ellis family !!

    Reviewed by Kalbant5.0Jul 2021

  • "Stunning location!"

    The cottage itself was so cosy & cute, we really enjoyed our stay! We would recommend Sykes to our friends & family, we would also definitely recommend the beautiful cottage too.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage in beautiful and peaceful surroundings."

    It was very clean and comfortable, and we were made to feel very welcome by the owners. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7May 2021

  • "Friendly welcoming hosts, great views and well equipped comfortable accommodation ideal for relaxing (or base for energetic walking / cycling if desired)."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2021

  • "Quiet situation and breathtaking views."

    Sitting in the conservatory and watching the skyscape was awesome. Owners live in a farmhouse nearby and were helpful and welcoming. Loved the conversion of cowshed to modern without spoiling character. Also the underfloor heating was a big bonus.

    Reviewed by Isla5.0Oct 2020

  • "We have just returned from 3 weeks at Ysgubor las."

    The cottage is lovely, the location is perfect for a peaceful holiday, and in the current situation very safe. Really didn’t want to leave. It was a pleasure to meet Richard, Laura and their family, Such a lovely family, We have already booked to go next year.

    Reviewed by Brinley5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful stay at this beautifully renovated cottage!"

    We definitely hope tot come back someday. Lovely and helpful owners, marvellous view from the balcony. About two miles from Dolgellau. Good opportunity for nice walks. Peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Klaas5.0Aug 2020

  • "Ysgubor Las is a really terrific holiday let."

    Very comfortable, well-equipped, and in a great location - beautiful setting, isolated, but within easy reach of Dolgellau and the main road. We stayed for a few days in winter, during which Storm Jorge blew through: despite the gale-force winds and heavy rain, we didn’t feel a hint of a draught or cold. The bedrooms are comfortable, and the conservatory is a rock-solid construction, impermeable to wind and rain and full of light even on very stormy days. Would love to come back for a longer stay.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Feb 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage in a lovely situation."

    Some thoughtful extra touches to make our Christmas week extra special. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2019

  • "Richard and Laura ,were the perfect hosts , lovely place to stay and relax"

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Oct 2019

  • "Stunning views cottage first class owners could not be more helpful would ..."

    Stunning views cottage first class owners could not be more helpful would recommend to anyone will definataly be going back loads of first class walks and a cyclists dream

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2019

  • "A really lovely cottage, made even more so by the balcony which was used every day to fully admire the fantastic views and watch the daily sheep runs."

    Warm, comfortable and with friendly, responsive (but not at all intrusive) nearby owners I would definitely recommend this property for anyone wanting a relaxing place to stay. Cader Idris, Portmerion and Snowdon all within driving reach and enjoyed during this visit.

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0May 2019

  • "We enjoyed our week at Ysgubor Las."

    First impressions were very positive, the location is absolutely beautiful and the cottage has some wonderful panoramic views of the area. We met the owners on arrival and found them very friendly and helpful. The cottage itself is excellent, a bit more spacious than I was expecting and manages to retain some of the building's original character despite feeling modern and well built. The upstairs balcony is a particularly nice touch. The view from there is fabulous and it is a great place to sit and relax on a sunny day. The bedrooms are a good size and the open plan living area upstairs is also bigger than you might expect from the photos, comfortable and well equipped. My only complaint was the mattress in the main bedroom which was very soft, felt quite uncomfortable and I did miss my own bed! Different people like different mattresses however, so this is a minor complaint. Dolgellau and the surrounding area is very beautiful with lots of things to do and this cottage was an ideal base for our holiday. We have now spent many years taking self catering holidays in the UK and this is one of the best cottages we have visited.

    Reviewed by Colin4.4May 2019

  • "Ysgubor Las far exceeds any other cottage we have stayed in."

    Simply put, it is fantastic! It is warm, comfortable and very well- equipped. The location is incredible with far reaching views from every angle. Richard and Laura are the most wonderful hosts and give of their time freely whilst running a sheep farm and bringing up a young family. We shall find it difficult to find anywhere else to stay like Ysgubor Las. ( Perhaps that's why we have already rebooked!)

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2019

  • "We loved the wonderful accommodation and the amazing changing scenery provided by the very comfortable conservatory, with sheep wondering over the hills what could be nicer."

    Ysgubar Las is in an extremely good location for visiting many places. On Christmas Day we strolled along the beach at Harlech. The owners Laura and Richard and children are extremely welcoming always making sure that everything is fine, and we cannot wait to return. Thank you Judy and Peter Creed

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Dec 2018

  • "The cottage is absoiutely brilliant and is a compliment to the owners who are excellent."

    A superb location, HOME FROM HOME Mr & Mrs Peart.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2018

  • "Pictures do not do the cottage justice."

    Fantastic locations and views.

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Aug 2018

  • "This is the best rental cottage I have stayed in anywhere in the UK."

    The owners have done a magnificent job in modernizing this old barn. They have managed to keep the old features in tact while fitting it out to the highest specification. The accommodation has everything you need for your stay from a well appointed kitchen to a luxury bathroom. The house is spotlessly clean and maintained to the highest standard. The owners Richard and Laura are the nicest people you could have as hosts. They took time out of there extremely busy farming schedule to ensure everything was just right for us. The couple have a fantastic knowledge of the Snowdonia area and are only to happy to assist you in any way they can to ensure you have a comfortable stay. This is a superb cottage in a fantastic location and I would have no hesitation recommending it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely location, lovely hosts."

    What more could you ask for, everything was perfect, even the weather! This cottage is one of the best and would highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jun 2018

  • "This was a beautiful cottage and the owners were very helpful."

    I would highly recommend it to anyone

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2018

  • "We had a fantastic time at this cottage The views where beautiful Cottage ..."

    We had a fantastic time at this cottage The views where beautiful Cottage had everything you needed and was finished to a very high standard It snowed whilst there which only added to it s beauty What more can I say Stunning

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Dec 2017

  • "Excellent cottage - well located and surrounded by beautiful countryside!"

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Sep 2017

  • "The accommodation was fabulous, great views over the surrounding countryside."

    It was very nice being able to sit on the balcony and drink our wine, or just sit and relax in the conservatory and read. With plenty of places to visit in the area it made a very enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2017

  • "Richard and Laura were outstanding hosts and their welcome pack was really appreciated."

    Cottage was ideally located for us, with many walks from the property itself and outstanding views of the beautiful countryside. We will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Douglas5.0Apr 2017

  • "The cottage was much better than we anticipated , the pictures don't do it justice , it has the feel of a very remote location with stunning views, that isn't miles and miles from a main road ."

    Whilst in the cottage we lived in the conservatory ,we read, watched films and watched nothing go by..... ideal and just what we wanted as an early year break . Great help and advice from the owners ,plus a really nice touch , we arrived very late in the dark , and to see the outside area lit up made it much more special. We rarely return to any holiday cottage, this I think will be an exception.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.8Feb 2017

  • "I like where the cottage was situated, with fantastic views."

    Peace & quiet but not to far get anything you need. Will book to go there again next year. Excellent place to stay.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2016

  • "Excellent property and ideal location, very high standards and lovely owners, and had a wonderful holiday."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2016

  • "The only improvements we would suggest for this property to be better is a bath."

    For smaller children- they don't always like to get a shower. My husband also prefers a bath.

    Reviewed by Allison4.8Aug 2016

  • "We had a great stay this summer at Ysgubor Las."

    Extremely friendly and helpful owners, and beautifully finished accommodation. We loved the location and being on a working sheep farm. Highly recommended. We'd definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Philip4.8May 2016

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  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed (for use by a child only), electric stove and balcony
  • Ground floor conservatory with TV. Starting from 2023, the owner is happy for guests to bring their horses to the property, Facilities such as stables, a riding school and hacking facilities will be provided
  • Please call if you need further information.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating and electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs,Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles
  • Note: Private water supply
  • Note: Although garden is enclosed, the wall is shallow
  • Note: Please ensure children are supervised when using the balcony
  • Note: Low beams in sitting area, care to be taken.

The property

Dolgellau 2 miles.

A superbly renovated, detached stone-built barn conversion, oozing a wealth of charm and character, is located in a stunning, tranquil countryside, on the owners' 100-acre working sheep farm, two miles from the market town of Dolgellau.

Dating back 300 years and having its own private access along a short country track, this cottage is perfect for couples, friends and families, along with walkers and nature lovers.

Carved out of a very old farm building, the cottage has an endearing, quirky charm, offering upside down accommodation renovated to a very high standard.

It has even won an award through the Royal Welsh Agricultural Show for the best barn conversion in Gwynedd in 2016.

This delightful cottage is beautifully furnished and well-equipped, and the welcoming ambience will not disappoint.

Two bedrooms on the ground floor are stylish in design, each enjoying a large floor-to-ceiling picture window, drawing you immediately to the wonderful countryside views.

The shower room is modern and well-appointed, and the conservatory is a welcome addition to this stunning property, with oak doors and oak wood flooring throughout.

There is an open turned handcrafted oak staircase leading up to the open plan living accommodation with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and comfortable sitting area with sofa bed, lending sleeping flexibility for a child.

A patio door leads out to the glass balcony, where you can sit and enjoy the peace and quiet of the area, whilst relaxing with a glass of your favourite tipple, reflecting on the day and watching the sun set.

The upstairs boasts roughly hewn beams throughout, where the age of the building is evident and it is beautifully complimented by the more modern day comforts.

Outside on the patio you can enjoy a morning coffee, or even dine alfresco in the evening while you enjoy the vista and sunsets from the front, relaxing after walking up Cader Idris and admiring the stars long into the night.

There are some wonderful walks from the doorstep, including a walk to Gwernen Lake enjoying the stunning scenery on the way.

A number of activities can be enjoyed close by, including the largest mountain bike trail centre in Wales, Coed y Brenin, just six miles away.

Starting from the town is the Mawddach Trail, from where walking and cycling take in spectacular coastal and mountain scenery.

Further afield, enjoy the stunning architectural gem of Portmeirion, take a historical trip to Harlech Castle, or enjoy the industrial heritage of the Blaenau Ffestiniog slate works and steam railway.

You are also close to Zip World Titan or the Bounce Below experience and Corris, with its craft centre, is one of the many areas worth visiting.

Alternatively, spend your days relaxing with the sand between your toes on the lovely beaches at Barmouth and Fairbourne.

This charming cottage provides an ideal getaway for discovering the mystical mountains of North Wales all year round.

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About the location


Fairbourne 9.3 miles; Barmouth 10 miles; Aberdovey 23.2 miles.

This small, beautiful market town is located in the heart of southern Snowdonia, between the imposing Cader Idris mountain range and the sea. It’s a superb base for a holiday - perfect for combining the many outdoor pursuits on offer in Snowdonia with relaxing days out on the soft sandy beaches of Barmouth, Fairbourne and Aberdovey. The town itself offers a good selection of shops, five pubs and a wine bar, along with a number of excellent restaurants, cafes and two bakeries, that produce fresh bread and cakes each day. Dolgellau is home to over 200 listed buildings, allegedly the highest concentration in the whole of Wales, and the town is also a designated 'cycle break centre' boasting a range of dedicated cycle routes all around the area. Close by is the Coed y Brenin mountain bike trail and this location is ideal for quiet outdoor recreation with superb scenery, mountains, forests, waterfalls, castles and beaches all close to hand.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter