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Pen Y Braich Uchaf

Tremadog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1017039)

4.9

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "What a great place to stay."

    Fantastic views and a great host. Perfectly placed for our trips and to relax in. Would recommend to all as this is a place we would be delighted to return to.

    Reviewed by LeslieApr 2022

  • "Me and my family had a wonderful stay for a week here."

    The host was extremely nice and always available to help if needed, not that we needed anything. The property is outstanding, the views of the sea and mountains were perfect too. We will definitely return. Thanks Cliff.

    Reviewed by DarrenMar 2022

  • "Cliff’s cottage was the perfect combination of modern meets traditional."

    The views of mountains and ocean were incredible and watching the sunset from the sun room was beautiful. We would definitely come back. Cliff was a brilliant host and so interesting to talk to.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2021

  • "Although the weather was fairly wet and windy it was more than compensated by the wonderful view from the 'sun room' and the accessibility to the local area."

    The owner - Cliff - was very helpful and very interesting to talk to both about his work on the farm and also the work that had gone into the house and its history. The house was well appointed, warm and comfortable.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "Our second time staying at this beautiful cottage and we had a lovely welcome from Cliff who is full of interesting info about the farm and the area."

    The views are amazing looking over the whole area of mountains & sea & wonderful watching the sunset from the conservatory. Ideal for my elderly mother as all on one level. Spacious, warm , clean , comfortable and well equipped. Location is great for visiting coast and mountains. A great holiday

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2021

  • "Cliff's place was idyllic, the scenery was beautiful and the cottage refurbished to a high standard."

    There is lots of space for board games, puzzles and eating etc so if you're in a large group you can spread out. The garden is large so our little dogs loved running around and seeing the sheep etc. Also.. great water pressure in the shower a big plus :)

    Reviewed by NicolaSep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday here, the cottage itself was just what we hoped for and the views were exceptional, such a special place to get away from it all and have a relaxing stay."

    Reviewed by HilarySep 2021

  • "We were blown away by our stay at Pen Y Braich Uchaf."

    The views are are more than just spectacular and the walks from the door step are fantastic. If you can get to the top of the hill behind the cottage, the scenery will take your breath away. The cottage was very clean and comfortable, there was plenty of space to relax in and very handy being all on one level for our less mobile mums. Its location was perfect for all area's we wanted to explore and I would highly recomend Dylans in Criccieth for a meal out. Having lost our dog prior to our trip, we were so happy to be able to meet and pet the farm dogs, old Roy, Cae who is just about the most intelligent dog I think I have ever met, and little 3 month old Sam who's just fascinating to watch learn the ropes hearding the flock. And there's Goh, Goh, the goose is happy to have a conversation with you. And not forgetting Cliff the host who offers a warm welcome and lots of information and history about the farm and surrounding areas. We are sorry for keeping Cliff from his work, everytime we heard the quad bike we went to look for him as he was so intresting to talk to. A truly wonderful experience that we will never forget. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SophieSep 2021

  • "What an amazing cottage in the most beautiful of setting."

    I would highly recommend it and will definitely be going back

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage wonderful views and a great base for exploring."

    Reviewed by JasonJul 2021

  • "Only niggle was we booked based on accessibility for someone in a wheelchair."

    There were no ramps into the property so we had to lift him in and out. There is no need for the arrival time to be put back to 5pm, that’s too late, pretty sure most cottages are being cleaned in the same way. It doesn’t take 7 hours! Means that first day is cut much shorter. Other than that a wonderful cottage, glorious surroundings and a lovely but non-intrusive owner. Best cottage we have ever stayed in without doubt. We will return!

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2021

  • "The photos really don't show how lovely this place is."

    The views are amazing and the rooms are really spacious. The owner, Cliff, gave us a great welcome and farewell

    Reviewed by NatalieJul 2021

  • "This is an absolutely beautiful holiday cottage in a stunning spot in Snowdonia National Park."

    We had a wonderful two week stay. Cliff was a fantastic host and really helpful for where to explore. We would most definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2021

  • "Cottage was fantastic."

    Location was beautiful. View was breathtaking. Neighbours were friendly (sheep!) Nothing was any trouble for Cliff, he was a perfect host. We arrived on a wet and windy evening and he had a cosy roaring fire lit for us, absolute bliss. The cottage has everything you could ever need for a few days away. It was comfortable and clean and the walk-in shower was lovely. The stunning picture window in the conservatory has views to die for. In clear weather, it was easy to see as far as Pwllheli, which is approximately 15 miles away. The location was perfect, near Porthmadog for shops and near stunning sandy beaches for long dog walks. On the edge of Snowdonia National Park for mountains, walks and lovely waterfalls. The area is so full of lots of things to see and do. We would definitely recommend trying the ice cream shop in Beddegelert - yummy!! We wouldn't hesitate to book this cottage again to come back and explore this area of Wales more. You won't be disappointed!

    Reviewed by JoannaMay 2021

  • "From the moment of meeting Cliff who came to aid when lost the holiday exceeded expectations."

    The cottage was clean and still had items from it being his great grandfather home. We loved the space, secure garden for the dogs and the only sounds was the sheep. We could walk into the hills and mountains from the house. This is a cottage in a position which is breathtaking and if you enjoy scenery a homely accommodation we would suggest book early as this, as seen ion the visitors book, is a very special place. Cliff is a delightful host.

    Reviewed by SueMay 2021

  • "This venue was just perfect."

    We went in October-it was warm and cosy-each evening we would light the wood burner and enjoyed being together as a family in these difficult times with the pandemic.

    Reviewed by CliveOct 2020

  • "We had such an amazing stay."

    The cottage was quiet and peaceful with beautiful views and excellent facilities. It was a great base to explore Snowdonia and we woud return early evening to sit and gaze out of the huge windows at the landscape and then the stars. Cliff is a wonderful host with a warm welcome. We hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by SamSep 2020

  • "We were blown away by the quality and superb location of the property - it far exceeded our expectations in every respect."

    We wanted for nothing! The owner was very friendly and helpful, and we feel privileged to have had the opportunity to stay here. The weather showed off the countryside to it's best effect most of the time that we were there. Despite the current difficult times with Covid-19, and the requirement to pre-book most activities, we were able to enjoy ourselves thoroughly. Fabulous walks in every direction were a delight. We would love to go back again.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "This was a lovely cottage in a fabulous location."

    Spotlessly clean and containing everything we needed. The owner Cliff added to the experience by telling us about its history and chatting about the farm. The weather was great and we made the most of the fabulous walks to both mountains and beaches in the vicinity. One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2020

  • "This cottage is in a stunning location with amazing views of the mountains and the sea."

    Handy for seeing many parts of Snowdonia and coast. The owner was on hand and we enjoyed hearing from him about the history of the cottage and seeing the sheep farm in operation. Beautiful inside , very warm and well equipped for cooking . Great for elderly and kids. Highly recommend .

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2020

  • "The cottage and location could not have been more perfect."

    Pen y Braich Uchaf is a beautiful cottage in a stunning location.You could spend all day just soaking up the views without going anywhere.! The owner of the cottage made us feel most welcome .All this contributed to a great holiday for the whole family (and dog) ! We hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2020

  • "Fantastic property location on a working sheep farm."

    Would highly recommend if looking to get away from it all. Splendid sun room in which we spent hours sitting and watching the changing weather roll across the fields.

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2020

  • "Very well appointed cottage in a lovely location for hiking and travel to local towns and the coast."

    The owner made us feel very welcome

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2020

  • "The handling of the booking prior to departure was the worst experience I’ve ever had."

    in fact my complaint is still outstanding more than two months later!

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2020

  • "The views and comfort the cottage had to offer."

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2020

  • "We had a brilliant time."

    Cliff the owner is a lovely man, nothing is too much trouble for him. We enjoyed listening to the stories about the history of the cottage and I even got to see some photos! The location is stunning and perfect you can walk within reach of the cottage but if you want to go further ahead it's easily accessible. We explored llanberis, Criccieth and Porthmadog. Will definitely recommend and will be returning ☺️ the cottage was very clean and tidy loads of space and really was perfect.

    Reviewed by KirstyJul 2020

  • "Cliff is the perfect hoist."

    Meet and greet was a delight. We got a history lesson of the building which was so interesting. We arrived to an open fire which was lovely. The views were stunning. All in all a wonderful few days. Would love to return and have no hesitation in recommending this place.

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2020

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Summary

  • All-ground-floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in double shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/dining
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating in bathrooms and woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and grill, hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer
  • TV with Freeview
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Garden with lawn area and patio are with furniture and BBQ
  • Travel cot (Nuna Sena) and one high chair (Stokke Tripp Trapp) available for use
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, smoking not allowed
  • Pub within 2.2 miles, shop within 5.9 miles
  • Note: WiFi is not available within the property, but has 4G coverage
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on leads at all times when outdoors
  • Note: Private water supply which is tested annually
  • Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150 for this property
  • Note: This property is near a functioning farm outbuilding, this area is restricted and should not be entered at all

The property

Situated high above the village of Garndolbenmaen, on the other side of the Cwm Pennant Valley, with arguably the most stunning views as far as the eye can see, is this characterful detached cottage, Pen Y Braich Uchaf.

This heart-warming retreat is perfect for a family seeking to explore North Wales’ glorious coastline and wonderful rivers and lakes throughout the majestic mountains of the Snowdonia National Park, with a well-equipped base to return to each evening.

After soaking up the views which surround the cottage, catching glimpses of Snowdon, the Nantlle Ridge, Holyhead, St Tudwal's Island and the Preseli Hills as you explore the grounds of the working farm before entering the property dating back to 1780.

Be welcomed into the sitting room, where you are immediately drawn in by the woodburning stove, which sits within the stone-built fireplace.

Look forward to relaxing into your evening by sinking into the plush sofa to tune into the TV or unwind with a good book in hand, whilst the fire gently fills the space with tranquillity or retire to the pine framed, glazed conservatory to enjoy those views, long into the evening.

Continuing to impress is the well-equipped kitchen, where you will find everything you could possibly need to cater for yourself, including a washing machine and a dishwasher for your convenience.

If you are visiting during the warmer months, head out to the patio where you can soak up the scenery further whilst the BBQ sizzles in the background before you enjoy a spot of alfresco dining.

As the sun sets over the countryside, retire to the night’s embrace within one of the well-presented bedrooms, comprising of two double bedrooms and a twin bedroom, designed to enjoy a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit the needs of a group of friends and family.

If you can tear yourself away from this truly idyllic base, venture to the village of Tremadog where you will be delighted by the amenities that await you, as well as the larger selection of pubs, bars and restaurants which is located slightly further in Porthmadog.

Whilst here, look forward to walking the magnitude of walks upon the Snowdonia National Park or soak up the sun at the many beaches that line the glorious coastline.

Be sure to spend some time discovering the historic castle as Harlech before you spend an afternoon at the Italian-style village of Portmeirion.

Perfect for walkers is Craig-Y-Garn, just a stones throw from the property, sitting at 363 meters high this is perfect for a after dinning walk or pre breakfast jaunt with stunning views and points of geological interest.

The coastal town of Criccieth is just under 7 miles away, knows as the 'Pearl of Wales' with its Blue Flag beach it is a perfect spot for soaking up the sun whilst your little ones fish in the rock pools, or why not visit one of the many eateries specialising in freshly caught seafood.

Or why not visit the historic Criccieth Castle dating back to the 13th Century is worth a visit which was built and destroyed by powerful Welsh princes and has been unaccoupied since 1404 leaving the beautiful ruins you can explore today.

Pen Y Braich Uchaf is a wonderful base for exploring the delight of North Wales with your loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

TREMADOG

Porthmadog 1 mile; Harlech 10 miles.

Situated on the outskirts of Porthmadog, is the small village of Tremadog. Within this village, you will find a selection of pubs, a restaurant, a fish and chip shop, a SPAR and a wealth of local business. Within one mile, you will find the larger, coastal town of Porthmadog which plays host to a larger selection of amenities to suit all. Moreover, as the village rests on the edge of the wonderful Snowdonia National Park, visitors can use Tremadog as a base to explore miles of countryside, complete with Wales’ tallest mountain, woodlands, beaches and areas steeped with charming history. Further afield, is the seaside resort of Harlech, where you can walk along the beach, explore the imposing medieval castle or settle within a café and gaze out across the sea. Nearby villages include the Italian-style village of Portmeirion and the town of Criccieth, each well worth a visit. Tremadog is a quaint village, ideal for exploring North Wales.

Region Information

Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150 for this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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