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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "The view was lovely, as were the neighbours."

    The cottage was comfortable and had most of what we needed. We were warned about the bathroom, but I didn’t like the floor which got quite wet when using the shower and the water didn’t drain from the shower tray which left you standing in dirty water. Yuck. A better mop would help. Overall we were happy with our stay.

    Reviewed by Veronica4.1Sep 2023

  • "We are a family of four (2 children aged 14 and 11) and we loved the cottage."

    Very cosy and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped, we cooked several times during the week and had everything we needed. Loved playing the games in the cottage as well as flicking though the books left there. Great that you can watch your own streaming services on the TV for a cosy night in. The location is great and the views are outstanding. We loved the community run pub in the village too and the neighbours are super friendly and helpful. The only thing I would have liked to be different would be the ability to move the twin beds further apart from one another.

    Reviewed by Francine4.7Aug 2023

  • "The property is comfortable till you need a shower we got there it was filthy ..."

    The property is comfortable till you need a shower we got there it was filthy dirty then the oven that’s another level not usable dirty is not the right word it happens t be we got to the property a bit earlier then expected and actually saw the cleaners going in the maximum time they were in there was 35 minutes not enough time to clean a house I do not recommend anyone going there

    Reviewed by Daniel1.9Aug 2023

  • "The property was lovely, comfy and had all the appliances and kitchen stuff you could want."

    Would have liked some instructions on using oven, microwave and w/machine. Would have been good to have had a couple of comfy chairs and an umbrella for the garden. None the less we had a wonderful week and the cottage was perfect for all the places we visited.

    Reviewed by Irene3.8Jun 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a very quiet location (rush hour seemed to be a couple of sheep walking past in the morning), and a great location for visiting other areas."

    Nothing is too far away. The cottage is fully equipped with all the basics you might need and more! We didn't use the open fire as there was only a couple of logs provided and we couldn't find anywhere easily to buy more while we were out but the cottage is nice and warm from the electric heating anyway, especially if you close the lounge door while you're relaxing in the evening. The bathroom is quite small and it's a bit tight to manoeuvre so may not be suited to anyone with mobility issues, but it is clean and nicely maintained. It was the perfect place for a break for two adults. I'm not sure it would be very well suited for small children as the stairs are quite tricky and the bathroom is downstairs but I'm sure older children would manage just fine. We would happily book this cottage again.

    Pleased to hear you had a great stay at Preswylfa Angela. We would love to have you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2023

  • "Couple of little touch’s from previously using Sykes Cottages which would be a nice addition at Preswylfa."

    Tea, coffee, milk and bread left for each guest Bigger towels One lot of wood and kindling made available for fire Overall all a lovely place and well situated for Zipworld, Portmerion and Portmadog which are all worth a visit, hence the good ratings.

    Thank you for your kind review Nick. Glad to hear Preswylfa was lovely and that you enjoyed the beautiful surroundings. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nick4.1Oct 2022

  • "What a beautifully renovated clean, cosy, well equipped old miner's cottage."

    Fabulous location (with lovely neighbours both sides) and spoilt for choice with activities and stunning views around every corner. This stunning property has everything you need and more. The most comfortable bed I've slept in too (and I rarely sleep well away from home). Would definitely return. Thanks to the owners for creating such a stunning holiday let!

    Thank you for the amazing review Emily. So glad to hear you had a lovely time and enjoyed all that Preswylfa has to offer. We would love to have you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is a lovely well-equipped cottage with lots of nice touches like fleecy blankets and good books."

    The only think missing was a hairdryer. The owners have gone to a lot of trouble to equip it nicely. Our only concerns about the cottage were the very steep stairs, which felt quite dangerous when popping down half-asleep in the night to visit the bathroom & I wondered if a rope banister might make them more secure? Also, to make the stairs safer we left a light on downstairs overnight but that meant the bedroom was too bright, so maybe a curtain or blind could be added for the stained glass window?

    Thank you Sandra for the feedback, very glad to hear you had a lovely stay in our cottage and liked the little touches we have added throughout. Further to your comments about the stairs , we have included a note in our property description just so guests are aware. Hannah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.1Sep 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be a twin on request), 1 x king-size
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Electric central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Front courtyard with furniture, rear multi-level garden with lawn, patio, and furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: Children must be supervised in the garden
  • Note: The stairs are steep and narrow - children must be supervised
  • Note: There are steps throughout the interior and exterior of the property

The property

Nestled in Ffestiniog, a countryside village in Gwynedd, is this double fronted, charming cottage, Preswylfa.

Set in Snowdonia National Park, encircled by popular walking trails and nature-filled attractions, whilst completed with original features, a well-equipped kitchen, and a peaceful rear garden, the cottage welcomes four guests, suitable for those seeking an outdoor adventure.

Prepare home cooked meals in the kitchen, before gathering around the dining table, or relaxing in the sitting room, in front of the Smart TV, both featuring beamed ceilings and homely interiors.

Upstairs you'll arrive at well-positioned bedrooms, offering flexible sleeping arrangements, serviced by a ground-floor shower room.

Heading outside, enjoy the tranquillity of your multi-level suntrap, before venturing through the back gate, joining some of the most recommended hiking areas.

Within the village itself you'll find several restaurants and shops to benefit from, including the favoured Y Manod pub, and The Bridge Cafe.

Zip World Llechwedd is also nearby, featuring titan 2 zip line, set at 1,400 feet high, and a deep mine tour, submerged 500 feet underground, perfect for thrill-seekers, whilst Cwmorthin Waterfall and Cwm Cynfal Viewpoint are musts for breath-taking views.

Travelling towards Porthmadog, enjoy a tour around the Maritime Museum, feel at one with nature at Morfa Bychan Nature Reserve, or head to Black Rock Llamas for a guided trek.

If you love the outdoors, opt for a stroll around Rhaeadr Ewynnol Swallow Falls Waterfall, embark on a trip around Tyn Llwyn Walking Trail, or set off on one of many paths through the National Park, whether you're a novice or an avid hiker.

Enjoy Gwynedd by making Preswylfa your home.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Porthmadog 12 miles; Betws-y-Coed 12.4 miles; Llanberis 28.6 miles

A community resting Gwynedd, Wales, Ffestiniog is charming base for those wishing to explore the Snowdonia National Park. Made up of the settlements of Llaan Ffestiniog and Blaenau Ffestiniog, the community offers a wide range of amenities catering to a variety of tastes. Best known for its railway, running over a 40-mile route to experience the beauty of the North of Wales up close, there's plenty of scenery to explore in the area too. The community benefits from a scatter of shops, varying from local stores, to big name brands, predominantly in Blaenau Ffestiniog, a historic mining town with a bustling centre, here you can find a plethora of eateries and places to drink too, making it a great stop for a celebratory meal followed by a glass of fizz. In easy reach you can also find the Zip World Slate Caverns and Bounce Below, boasting slate mine history and spectacular views, here you can take to skies on a zip wire, get lost in a whole new world of the caverns, or bounce into adventure in the caves; there's a plethora of excitement to explore. Choose to embark on a journey like never before by climbing to the peak of Mount Snowdon, or head to Portmeirion, an Italianate village boasting beautiful architecture, exotic gardens, sandy beaches and more. Head to Porthmadog and discover its rich maritime history and picturesque harbour, or venture over to the Holy Island to find even more history and ferry trips over to Ireland! Surrounded by so much excitement, the community of Ffestiniog is a perfect base in Wales at any time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas