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Collfryn

(Ref. 1131215)

Llandwrog near Bontnewydd, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.5

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • beautiful (7)
  • lovely (7)
  • cottage (6)
  • comfortable (5)
  • place (5)
  • everything (4)

10 Customer Reviews

  • "Collfryn was a lovely quirky cottage."

    It was warm and comfortable. There was a good walk from the cottage across the fields to the bridge over the river. It felt like a home from home.

    Reviewed by William4.7Dec 2023

  • "A beautiful, secluded, peaceful retreat."

    Lilian was great.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2023

  • "It's definitely an old and quirky cottage."

    However, on arrival on a cold wet day and despite lights being on to welcome us, the heating wasn't and there was a damp and musty smell giving an overall impression of neglect and feeling unlived in (the house is for sale, which possibly explains this). It also took a while to realise that the heating was switched off and the clock on the boiler set at completely the wrong time for the set timings for it to come on. Thankfully we managed to sort it eventually. We were disappointed with the level of cleanliness too, everything felt a bit grubby-the bedroom carpets were stained and full of bits and the mirror behind one of the doors was cracked. We found the beds to be far too soft for us, but that is due to what we are more used to. We had to buy cloths and sponges to wipe surfaces down (there weren't any) as well as additional toilet paper (1 roll in each bathroom only to start with). Logs for the fire weren't provided as stated-or rather, they were so huge as to be unusable! We appreciated all the gifts of local produce and once the house warmed up a bit, it was comfortable enough for the rest of the week-we were very fortunate with the weather to be out every day, so we didn't have to spend long indoors anyway.

    Unfair review The cottage has no damp whatsoever. Yes it had been the worst storm in a very long time , before your arrival. What can i say 95% of my reviews have been positive (cleanliness and homely, and good quality) with a few constructive criticism which have always been addressed promptly. Returning quests loving the peace, tranquility. I pride myself in giving high standard of hospitality and care. So sorry it it was not to your liking Regards Lilian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Heather2.8Oct 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in beautiful countryside."

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Sep 2023

  • "Very cozy and comfortable cottage."

    LOVED the welcome pack of local bread, cakes and fridge items. Lovely personal touch. The cottage had every kitchen item needed, even supplied salt and pepper and kitchen roll. The place was very clean, tidy and homely. Our only observation/suggestion would be if the bushes in the back garden/seating area could be trimmed down to allow more light in and to enable a view of the fields. Currently it feels very overgrown and dark.

    Reviewed by Karin4.4Aug 2023

  • "What a beautiful welsh cottage and extremely homely, it was just our ideal place in a lovely setting."

    It had a lovely feel about it with everything you could need with quality appliances, furnishings etc. Nice and quiet but not too isolated from nearby towns . We were quite sad to go home after our week here and wouldn't hesitate to come back

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jul 2023

  • "A wonderful place to stay with great comfort, plenty of space for everyone inside and out."

    Beautiful grounds. A super welcome basket on arrival - even doggy biscuits, which were very quickly demolished! Good and easy communications with owner. A lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Briony5.0Jul 2023

  • "What a beautiful cottage."

    This place is lovely, the living areas are clean and comfortable, with plenty of space. There is just about everything you need there. With a handy welcome pack from the owner of milk, cheese, tea, coffee etc. From cooking utensils and pans to cosy fleese blankets if it's chilly. A large bbq and lovely big bath to soak in. The only thing we couldn't find was a broom or dustpan and brush. We were a little disappointed that the outdoor loungers had sodden cushions so we couldn't use them. It would be nice if they'd had a place to store them so they didn't get wet and covered in leaves and bird poop. And the gardener turned up early one morning and strimmed the lawn which took him forever and woke some of us up. The discription of the 10 acres to explore was a bit misleading, most of it was over grown with brambles and nettles and we couldn't get to enjoy the lovely stream nearby because of this, and the bridge over it was condemned. I'm not sure whether there were walks beyond this or not, but it meant we had to drive anywhere to walk as all the lanes lead to a busy main road or dead end, so I wouldn't recommend this to anyone wanting to do walks from this base. However, we still had a brilliant holiday as it was such a beautiful setting, not far from a beach and short drive to Caernarfon. Although fairly close to the main road it is really quiet. Also not too far to snowdon, llyn peninsular, Anglesea and many things to do and see. We saw puffins on a sea cruise, went to zip world, went on a steam train, and did some beautiful walks around snowdonia.

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful property that I will visit again."

    Character and very well equipped. Beautiful gardens and secluded in extensive grounds. Lovely hamper. Everything spot on. The only suggestion is call to confirm as Sykes hadn't told Lilian that I was coming. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful place to stay comfortable and clean and all the appliances you need."

    Quiet and some stunning views. I highly recommend staying here. Owners are lovely and friendly

    Thank you so much Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0May 2023

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single, 1 x family with double and single bed
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Dining room
  • Utility
  • Gas heating
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, Sky, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Rear enclosed garden with lawn, patio, furniture, built-in BBQ and 12 acres of private land for guests use
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Shop 2.3 miles, pub 1.9 miles
  • Note: Non-enclosed stream in garden, please supervise children and pets at all times
  • Note: Range in kitchen is only for display and not for guest use
  • Note: Very steep spiral stairs, not suitable for those with mobility issues

The property

A self-contained semi-detached countryside cottage built in the 1400s, set into ten acres of beautiful natural woodland, Collfryn rests in Llandwrog near Bontnewydd, Wales, and is an idyllic family getaway.

Park off-road in the ample parking spaces and be welcomed by a beautiful historic cottage, shrouded in trees and within reach of loads of great amenities.

Enter the property, finding a handy utility and space to hang your coats and store your muddy shoes, before heading into the fantastic open-plan living area, a space sporting wooden roof beams and painted stone walls, a characterful and spacious social hub for all guests to enjoy.

Create a heart-warming meal in the kitchen, beside the ornamental range oven, serving it either at the breakfast bar, a table or there is the option of more formal seating in a separate dining room.

The sitting area offers a space to recline with a good book in one of the generous leather corner sofas, whilst the woodburning stove warms your feet.

Freshen up in the ground-floor shower room or bathroom before heading upstairs to retire to one of the three lovely bedrooms.

You will have the choice of a double room with views across the garden, a family room with a double and single bed, as well as tastefully chosen furniture, and a single room.

If you love spending time outside, then you will be delighted by the garden, where a backdrop of trees frames a lawn for your four-legged family member to enjoy, and you can put your cooking skills to the test at the BBQ.

This wonderful property has the added bonus of ten acres of private land, filled with woodland, fields and plenty of wildlife, so a stroll across the countryside and beside the river Afon Carrog is a must.

Collfryn is settled into the hamlet of Llandwrog near the town of Bontnewydd, where there is a pub, convenience store and riverside walks.

From here, head over the historic town of Caernarfon, where there is the amazing Caernarfon Castle, ideal for history lovers, as well as the ruins of the fascinating Segontium Roman Fort and a selection of tasty eateries and independent shops.

From here, head over to Anglesey, where you will be met with an abundance of activities and beautiful scenery.

Enjoy a walk through Anglesey’s AONB, or take a day to visit the seaside and enjoy the salty air, ideal for watersports and wild swimming.

Anglesey offers a sea zoo, a selection of museums as well as boat trips to explore the local coast.

Snowdonia is also within easy reach of the property, and here you will find many fantastic countryside walks and adventure activities, for example Bounce Below, Caverns and Zip Word, or you can hike to the top of Snowdon and enjoy the breath-taking views.

There truly is something for everyone with a stay at the picturesque Collfryn.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location

BONTNEWYDD, GWYNEDD

Caernarfon 2 miles; Llanberis 8.5 miles; Bangor 11 miles

Bontnewydd is a village sitting just outside of Caernarfon in North Wales, it sits at the confluence of the Rivers Beuno and Gwyrfair. The village offers a couple of shops, a fish and chip shop and a friendly pub serving food. The royal town of Caernarfon is just two miles away, dominated by a stunning castle, a wealth of charming buildings and many amenities. As well as miles of idyllic coastline at your doorstep, the renowned Snowdonia National Park is also within easy reach, boasting dominating mountains with breath-taking walking and cycling country to explore, as well as activities such as Bounce Below and Zip World for the thrill-seekers. The picturesque village of Llanberis is easy to reach and offers much to the visitor including the National Slate Museum, Llanberis Lake Railway, Castell Dolbadarn and more. Also worth a visit is the city of Bangor, while the Isle of Anglesey, slightly further afield, plays host to a wealth of unspoilt countryside, heritage and much to see and do.

Note: Please be aware that there is a pond on the property. Note: Range in kitchen is only for display and not for guest use. Note: Very steep spiral stairs, not suitable for those with mobility issues

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas