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Y Garreg Fawr

Caernarfon, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1026201)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful location and in easy reach of the main attractions in the local area."

    Beach was approx. 15 min easy drive and Caernarfon was about 20 - 25 mins away, Anglesey was about 30-35 min away. Breath taking scenery on the doorstep and a useful walk for the dog in the fields at the back of the cottage. Accommodation was well presented, clean and well kept. Had everything one would need for a holiday away from it all. Garden was a good size for our Springer Spaniel and secure as well. Bedroom was a good size, but stairs took a little getting used to because of the steepness and the alternating tread pattern of the stairs. We enjoyed our stay, but we had a minor issue with the projector and the TV in the other room. We were unable to get the sound to work on the projector, when we used the Firestick as suggested in one of the previous comments. We could not find any instructions regarding the projector and how to use it. We were unable to get regular channels on the TV and resorted to using the firestick in the back of the TV, which meant we had to sit in the small room all the time and unable to utilise the other larger room at all. Unfortunately, we had 2 days of heavy rain, (no one's fault) so felt a little cramped in the small room. Overall, a good cottage with minor issues for us.

    Reviewed by NeilJul 2022

  • "Very enjoyable stay a couple of things need repairs no wardrobes but an amazing ..."

    Very enjoyable stay a couple of things need repairs no wardrobes but an amazing location, easy access to Portmeirion and Caernarvon, there is off road parking

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2022

  • "More wood for the fire on arrival would have been appreciated as would mini milk sachets/pods."

    Also there was either dog or sheep faeces in the outside space which I cleaned up myself as well as my own dogs waste.

    Thanks for the feedback, we do asks guests to keep the gate shut but occasionally sheep do get in, thanks for cleaning up the outside space it’s appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SimonMay 2022

  • "This place was absolutely stunning, such a cute and romantic cottage!"

    The bed was comfy, all cooking appliances and utensils were provided, the bathroom was beautiful with a great shower and a gorgeous bath for a soak after a hike! We loved the snug space, it was a great space to watch a film together on an evening. Highly recommended as everything was thought of!

    Thanks so much Hanna we are so pleased you had a great time, and hope to host you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HannahApr 2022

  • "Great place and location to enjoy a holiday!"

    Highly recommend the cottage. Spacious garden and well equipped cottage to suit most of your needs. Loads of places to visit nearby for fun days out and shops just less then a 10 minute drive away. Only negative I can think off is no washing machine but had a dishwasher instead which helps out massively when tired from a day out hiking. Will stay here again in the future.

    Thanks James for your feedback we really appreciate it, we looked at the two options as we have limited space and in our minds the last think you want to be doing on holiday is the washing up so we opted for the dishwasher, so glad you had a great time we would love to have you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and I would highly recommend it to anyone, super cute very well thought out with everything you need for a perfect holiday."

    My only suggestion would be to move the TV from the snug and fix it up on the wall above the main light switches and use a Fire Stick and obtain the Chanel’s through Wi Fi that way your in the main living area with the fire etc…. Apart from that a great cottage and a credit to the owners.

    Thanks Steven we are so happy you had a great time and loved the cottage, just on the tv, it’s also Possible to plug an Amazon fire stick into the projector under the stairs to watch live tv in the main living room Property Owner

    Reviewed by StevenApr 2022

  • "We throughly enjoyed our stay, wonderful little cottage."

    Very cosy, everything supplied to enjoy your stay. No complaints at all. We would have already recommended to friends and would defiantly stay again. Please pass our feedback onto the owners.

    Thanks Luke that’s great hear, we look forward to having you at Y Garreg Fawr again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LukeMar 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at Y Garreg Fawr cottage."

    Great location for walks, on your own or with your 4 legged friend. Cottage was nice and cosy could do with a clock on wall

    Hi Amanda Thanks for your comments we are so pleased you had a great time. With regards to the clock on the wall we did discuss this and we may pop one up in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by AmandaFeb 2022

  • "A cosy feeling of home, felt by us and the dogs."

    Good secure garden for the dogs to wander whilst supervised. Clearer instructions for the wood burner, would be beneficial and a full supply of wood, to last more than one evening, would have been nice. Other than this it was well appointed and I would highly recommend this property to stay in.

    Reviewed by RachelDec 2021

  • "A truly lovely cottage hideaway - well equipped,clean, light and airy yet very ..."

    A truly lovely cottage hideaway - well equipped,clean, light and airy yet very cosy with the fabulous log burner A great location, plenty of space to park and unload Very helpful owners when I had a query

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage fully equipped for a weeks stay, ideally located to reach some lovely places including, Anglesey, Conway, Llandudno and Snowdon, if you fancy a little adventure I definitely recommend Go Below adventures."

    Reviewed by JanineOct 2021

  • "Property owners accommodated our booking on very short notice and we are so glad they did."

    We had a wonderful weekend at Y Garreg Fawr, beautifully cosy cottage with all we wanted. Thanks for a lovely stay, would definitely return.

    Reviewed by ElleOct 2021

  • "Lovely little place, although a challenge to climb the stairs."

    Comfortable and clean.

    Reviewed by ElizabethOct 2021

  • "Everything about the cottage is something special alot of thought gone into making it a very recommended stay"

    Reviewed by AdyAug 2021

  • "We were absolutely charmed by this quirky and stylish cottage, renovated sympathetically and with a contemporary colour palette - everything that you could need is provided from big, soft towels to enough kitchen implements to cook a roast dinner if you wanted to!"

    We loved the snug in the evenings. WiFi genuinely very good and reliable. The location is great with walks from the doorstep or mountains, seaside, coastal paths, lakes, pretty little towns, industrial heritage sites and lush valleys all in easy striking distance. Our top recommendations would be the costal path loop from Cemaes Bay in Anglesey and to visit the beaches at Trefor & Porthdillaen - no regrets at all regarding choosing this area and this cottage in particular. Really happy and it was a wrench to leave this little hideaway.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay here, the cottage is very cute and the location is just amazing, 10 minutes walk to the most amazing sunset view I’ve ever seen."

    Beautiful beach near by too and scenery just amazing. My only one slightly negative is that the mattress on the bed is very hard so if you don’t enjoy a firm mattress you may not sleep very well

    Reviewed by NicolaApr 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect, I couldn't imagine it being any better the projector was a particularly great addition!"

    Thank you very much I'm sure we'll be back

    Reviewed by JonathanApr 2021

  • "A really cosy cottage, we enjoyed it so much, despite the poor weather."

    The central heating was really good, even when it was 5 degrees outside - we had to turn it off at one point!!! The garden was completely fenced / walled in - our dog Charlie was really safe & happy there. No hesitation in recommending - we look forward to returning>>

    Reviewed by AdrianNov 2020

  • "We both enjoyed our holiday the freedom and all the walks a very cosy warm and cosy cottage would like to go again"

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, perfect location"

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2020

  • "Perfect little hub for our weekend away to climb Snowdon."

    It was beautifully decorated and very comfortable. There were games left in the house for us to enjoy in the evening whilst sitting by the fire. The owners were very pleasant and helpful - we would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by JessicaSep 2020

  • "It was such a beautiful cottage and wonderful surroundings in Y Fron."

    The only point I’d make was the sofa in the small room for watching tv could do with a extra long cushion back so you can sit comfortably upright as there is no support here for sitting. However the other sofa is much better for sitting in front of the fire. The manual the owners left was great and it was great to have a dishwasher. It was good of the owners to leave some starter logs. The seating outside in two areas was perfect to enjoy the sun. We made friends with the Shetland ponies next door. It was a magical holiday, and we will definitely be back to do more walks in the Y Fron area, thank you.

    Reviewed by HannaSep 2020

  • "Lovely stay."

    Cottage was modern but still had original feel and features. Stayed during a storm and was nice and cosy with log burner and windows/doors very air tight. Owner let us know about a road closure when travelling there which was helpful. Great place to stay if you want to relax.

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2020

  • "A charming cottage up high in Snowdonia."

    Everything you need supplied by great guests. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by LeighAug 2020

  • "We think the online description was over romanticised ."

    The photos on line gave the impression of open views.The cottage was a good way off the beaten track and was not easily found,especially given there was a road closure that nullified your directions,admittedly not your fault but anyone without a sat nav would have been in trouble at this point.I think the fact that the stairs are not just steep but half step should also be mentioned,as visits to the bathroom in the night are an adventure to say the least.The cottage was spotlessly clean and could not be faulted in that respect but I do feel that the description and website presentation were not representative of the actual property and having been there I feel somehow it just was not what we had expected it to be and I think it was overpriced.

    Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We have up-dated the description of the staircase to ensure future guests are not surprised. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarlAug 2020

  • "Beautiful little cottage in a lovely setting."

    Owners ensured was clean and tidy with little touches such as tea bags and milk. Also a handy cleaning pack with washing up liquid, tea towels etc. Stairs where incredibly steep if you struggle with Mobility be careful and the shower is for those under 5 foot but was at the same time hilarious, Would highly recommend this cottage for your trip will definitely look to stay again. Can’t recommend highly enough!! Thank you to the owner loved it!!

    Reviewed by AdamAug 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Great for walkers. In a beautiful remote place everything you need for a peaceful break in Wales.

    Reviewed by JanetteJul 2020

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  • One double bedroom
  • Snug with large, high quality day bed
  • Ground-floor bathroom with roll top bath and shower over, wash hand basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining space and sitting room.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher, microwave, TV with DVD player and WiFi, projector
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, gravelled area and outdoor seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Note:Alternate tread, steep staircase Shop 2.9 miles; pub 2.5 miles

The property

Penygroes 2.9 miles.

Y Garreg Fawr is a delightful stone cottage, located in the charming rural village of Y Fron.

Close to the foothills of Snowdonia, this attractive abode makes a wonderful romantic retreat for one or two couples who seek an escape to the beautiful Welsh countryside.

Step inside the well-appointed open-plan living space, beautifully decorated with a striking blue kitchen boasting traditional oak worktops and a Belfast sink as well as a lovely dining space for two where you can indulge in a romantic dinner.

Retiring to the stylish grey corner couch to map out activities for the duration of your stay or indulge in a movie from the hidden projector and turn the living area into a home cinema, in the snug you can turn on the flat-screen TV and settle down with a movie on the sofa, doubling up as a bed for an additional two guests.

While away the hour with a relaxing soak in the luxurious roll top bath sitting peacefully within the chic monochrome bathroom, before grabbing your towel and climbing the steep staircase up to the Mezzanine bedroom styled with pretty grey hues, to pick out an outfit from the chest of draws and take your time to get ready for the day ahead.

Make the most of the spacious garden by indulging in breakfast alfresco on a warm summer's day.

Grab your bikes from the shed and enjoy a scenic morning cycle through the countryside, before heading into Caernarfon to explore the striking 13th century castle and ruins of the Segontium Roman Fort.

Be sure to stop by Snowdonia National Park to see unrivalled landscapes whether it be on a hike up the mountains or as you fly through the skies on a Zip World adventure.

Spend precious time with your significant other at Y Garreg Fawr.

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About the location


Llanberis 8 miles; Bangor 9 miles.

Caernarfon (county town of Gwynedd) has much historic and cultural importance in North Wales. It is a popular tourist spot with its impressive 13th Century castle, well preserved town walls and delightful water front. During the season there are guided tours of the castle and special events including historic pageants. There is also a station for the Welsh Highland Railway, which passes through dramatic scenery, the village of Beddgelert and onto Porthmadog. Fishing trips are available from the harbour and another attraction within walking distance of the town centre is Segontium, a Roman fort and museum, housing many important finds. Caernarfon offers a wide selection of shops and places to eat and is close to the lovely beaches of the Isle of Anglesey and the Lleyn Peninsula as well as the mountains and rivers of Snowdonia, including the renowned mountaineering town of Llanberis at the foot of Mount Snowdon.

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Region Information

Note: please be aware it is an alternate tread steep stair case.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas