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Y Garreg Fawr

(Ref. 1026201)

Caernarfon, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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51 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely time at Y Garreg Fawr!"

    Sensitively restored, we particularly liked the bathroom (great shower with plentiful and immediate hot water). The owners were super helpful and quick to respond to the couple of questions we had. We also got lucky enough to have sunshine allowing for two evening meals outside listening to the birdsong.

    Reviewed by Chloe4.7May 2024

  • "It said in the details that thr mezane bedroom had a steep staircase it was more ..."

    It said in the details that thr mezane bedroom had a steep staircase it was more like a ladder so we used 2nd bed down stairs as I wasn't able to climb ladder as we only using as a base while looking for property's

    Hi Stephen, thanks for your feedback, as you say we do state the staircase is steep in the description and we also add this in the notes and the staircase is clearly visible in the interior photos of the cottage. The staircase is an alternate tread with handrails on both sides and is very far from being a ladder. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Mar 2024

  • "The cottage was lovely, so quiet and peaceful the fire was lovely and the layout works really well."

    We did find the bed a bit hard and pillows flat, but that’s a personal preference. Some beautiful walks from the cottage and not far from snowdon. We loved our stay and can’t wait to rebook in the near future, when hopefully less rain, to explore north Wales further. Owners are lovely and the information folder they have made is great help.

    Thanks Hannah I’ll look at adding some extra pillows for your next visit, glad you had a good holiday your welcome back anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah4.4Feb 2024

  • "Lovely property, has everything you need."

    We stayed here for 5 nights 2 adults one child and two dogs. It is small and compact but when you are only in it for a short while it doesn’t matter. There is a co-op in Penygroes which is great for all food and has a cash machine. We also got Chinese from the Beijing which was brilliant. It cost £ 20 to get to the centre of Carnarfon, we got a lift there with friends staying near by! Best place to eat is Black Boy, food is fab and filling. Thank you

    Reviewed by Annalie5.0Oct 2023

  • "I stayed here as a base for a photographic trip around the area."

    It was perfectly central for the north coast, Lyn Peninsula, Angesey and Snowdonia. With just myself staying here it was great for coming and going, sometimes at odd hours (to catch dawn and dusk), without disturbing anyone. Having the central heating was essential and the old stone cottage soon warmed up. The bed was really comfortable, the kitchen facilities basic, but fine. My only very minor grip was that the sofa was a little uncomfortable, but I didn't use it much anyway. Altogether a great place for what I needed it for.

    Hi Michael, thanks for the feedback, it’s a great location I’m glad you had a good time, I honestly don’t find the settee uncomfortable but appreciate everyone is different. Thanks for being a great guest, your welcome back Anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect cosy cottage."

    Well equipped and modern furnishings in a great location. Definitely will be returning

    Thanks for your feedback I’m really happy you guys had a great time, look forward to having you stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by D5.0Sep 2023

  • "Nice little cottage."

    For 2 people ok but for 4 adults would be a challenge. Lovely location. Information on walks from the cottage would have been useful.

    Thanks Caroline I’m glad you had a good time and enjoyed the cottage and location. There is a big ordnance survey map with the cottage marked on it on the wall of the snug with footpaths marked on this, I will look to put some local walks in the guest book for future guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4Aug 2023

  • "Small but nice, a lovely cottage."

    We have enjoyed our stay.

    Thanks Julian for your comments, really pleased you had a nice stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julian4.7Jul 2023

  • "Although I've got lots to say, it is a beautiful cottage so i hope you dont take offence, i Just felt I'd of liked to of known before to make a more informed decision plus give you some feedback on our views ."

    The Adjacent road was quite busy at certain times due to bus route and quarry lorries, it was so busy when we arrived that we , unsuccessfully, tried to swap booking but it quietened off through the week, so may have been due to a diversion. Much smaller than expected but perfect for a couple , although don't underestimate the steepness of paddle style staircase, especially in the dark when going toilet at night, I ended up sleeping on day bed downstairs which was ridiculously uncomfortable and needs the mattress replacing as you can feel every slat. Plug hole in bath was filthy, resulting in bath filling during a shower, if I'd had rubber gloves I'd of cleaned it. No recycling facilities. The sky light in living room rendered the projector pointless as it was still light out at 10pm and there was no way to shade it. The blind in bathroom doesn't go right down, meaning that the unexpected visit from the gas bottle man Was extremely uncomfortable while I was using the loo. The sofa was very hard and uncomfortable and the rug in the snug just needs binning. Shop close by, great location to walk dogs on path behind cottage. Internet connection was great. TV allowed us to plug I our roku stick to use netflix/amazon. Kitchen facilities were great. Everything I needed ( except maybe tongs) . Oven tray was also dirty.

    Hi Jennifer,I had to think about my response for a little while before writing back to your comments. As you where a late booking we had the cottage made ready for you the night before your arrival, you can see in the photos that the main bedroom is accessed by the alternate staircase which we state in the description as being steep. The Road is a B Road and I welcome anyone to look on google maps and see its location, yes there is a bus route which is really handy for some guests, it goes past the house once an hour. The Lorry's do come by less frequently as the Cottage is near some working slate quarries, I can only presume as you say there must of been a few coming by at once for you to feel this is a busy road, its is not in my opinion a busy road at all but we are in a rural location. I will take a look at the mattresses and the floor mat in the Snug, we haven't had any negative comments before regarding them. I apologise for the bath plug being dirty I will pick this up with my cleaner who cleans the property. With Regards to Recycling facilities the Yellow and Green Bin is provided by a private waste collection service who recycle all the contents, it is collected every Tuesday. The Skylight is to high to have a manual blind fitted, I will look into this as you are the second guest to mention it in three years but i'm happy to attempt to address it, I have now fitted a new blind to the bathroom, the Gas delivery normally takes place prior to handover but I know Calor have been really busy recently and cant commit to a certain delivery date, this is the same for all properties with LPG Boilers. I'm sorry you felt the settee was hard, I don't find this the case personally, we have recently bought new cushions and throws for this. I have recently added some new Tongs to the kitchen and three New Oven Trays in the last week. I'm glad you found the location great for dog walking, it's one of my favourite things to do with my dogs when i'm at the cottage also, the internet is top notch and better than my home WiFi, I'm glad you found that too and I'm glad you found the kitchen well stocked, as I said above I've recently added a few more items also. Many thanks Charlie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer2.8Jun 2023

  • "The main living area, sitting room and kitchen, are grubby and worn looking."

    The small TV room is also dingy. Both are lacking in care and upkeep, very disappointing for the cost paid. The garden is nothing like shown in the photos on the website. The drive/pathways have weeds growing on them and it again looks lacking in care. A gardener was cutting the grass on my arrival and had just put weed killer down on the paving areas even though I had a dog included in my booking. It was impossible for the dog not to walk on the areas where the weed killer had been applied. Luckily there was heavy rain overnight which probably washed the weed treatment away. I wouldn’t recommend anyone I know to stay there.

    Hi Gill, I’m really sorry that you didn’t enjoy your stay, we are doing some upkeep in July as you say the Gardiner was mowing the lawns and weeding when you arrived Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill1.3Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this cottage."

    It's in a great location, very peaceful, but close enough to local amenities, towns, the beach and walks. Considering it is such an old building I think it's cleverly designed to make great use of the space. It is well equipped and clean. The enclosed garden was ideal for our dog to roam safely. Would be 10/10 if a blind was fitted to the kitchen ceiling window as it was very bright early in the morning.

    Thanks so much for your feedback we are so happy you had a great time, I will take a look at what we can do to put in an operating blind for the skylight, unfortunately it is to high to put in a manual blind but i will look into it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Jun 2023

  • "The bedding was dirty and had not been changed."

    Owners were very responsive and clean bedding provided. Lovely little cottage but soft furnishings are tired and heed updating.

    Hi Jo thanks for the Feedback as you say we had the bedding changed straight away for you within the hour, i'm glad you enjoyed the rest of your stay, We have since updated the throws for the Settees and rugs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo Anne2.5Apr 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage, perfect for a couple."

    Beautifully designed and decorated interior - the space is small but everything is so well thought through and functional that we never felt cramped. Great kitchen with everything that is needed. We stayed 9 nights and loved it. Convenient location.

    Thanks so much for your review, we like to think of Y Garreg Fawr as the perfect little place to stay, a bolt hole from the rest of the world where you can truly relax and take time out :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrzej5.0Apr 2023

  • "The most delightful and romantic cottege, in a great location for walks, beach vistis or just to lock the outside world away to relax."

    The cottege had everything you could possible need, a real home from home. Although we didn't take our 2 boys the snug room would have been ideal for them to chill and sleep in. Shower was very powerful and had plaenty of hot water. Enough fire wood was left to get us started and the local gargag stocks sacks of wood to top up if needed. Coffee pods were also a great little extra touch. Bed was really comfy. After reading some reviews about the TV and projector we took our own fire stick and all worked great with no issues. We are already looking at dates to return. Do not hesitate to book this cottege as you won't be disappointed.

    Thanks Lisa Your welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jan 2023

  • "A wonderful break over Christmas."

    We were so impressed with the cottage and all of its facilities, it is decorated beautifully and was absolutely perfect for the 2 of us and our dog. Everything has been thought of here and we really appreciated the small touches like dishwasher tablets, coffee pods and even bubble bath. The location is perfect, so quiet but yet not out of the way and the garden is large and secure. Do not hesitate to book this property, you will not be disappointed!

    Hi Amy, thanks so much for your feedback we are so happy you enjoyed your Christmas at Y Garreg Fawr and we enjoyed decorating it and making it ready for you to ! ☺️ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy-lee4.7Dec 2022

  • "The most delightful cottage, everything was just perfect, had the best of days walking the mountains and knowing I was returning to this cosy welcoming abode that is Carreg Fawr."

    I was sad to leave this place but comforted with the knowledge that I'll return. To the owners....if you are ever in the position where you want to sell this property please contact me,I'm hoping to return to my homeland in the nr future and Carreg Fawr is just perfect.

    Thanks Dylan for your great feedback, I’m not planning on selling anytime soon but you’re very welcome to come back and enjoy the mountains. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dylan5.0Dec 2022

  • "If you are looking for an ideal place for walking your dogs, i would highly recommend Y Fron what a stunning place, I really didn’t want to leave."

    And I would definitely go back. The cottage was perfectly set up for dogs with an in closed garden and everything you need for your 4 legged friends.

    Thanks for your comments Edward, we love taking our two dogs for walks when we’re up ourselves, some great paths just minutes away, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Edward4.1Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful little cottage, just wish we’d have booked for longer."

    Thanks Dan for your comments, your welcome to come back for longer anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dan4.7Nov 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Y Garreg Fawr last week."

    The small and unique cottage made for a brilliant base camp for exploring Snowdonia. The walks from the doorstep allowed us to explore the countryside and hike up the local hill of Moel Tryfan, a small but steep hill that provided amazing views across to the coast. We took on the challenge of Mount Snowdon as it is just 30mins away by car which meant that the climb was easily doable within the day. The large bath is lovely to relax in after a long day of exploring before curling up on the sofa to watch a film in front of the projector and wood burner. Our only suggestion would be for an upgrade on the TV to something that has Netflix and other streaming services. Luckily we brought the laptop and a cable so we were able to stream Netflix and the like through the projector on the cold autumn evenings. Charlie was a brilliant host and was able to sort any issues we had straight away. We would definitely recommend Y Garreg Fawr to anyone looking to explore the Snowdonia National Park

    Thanks Joe for the lovely feedback, I really appreciate it, I’ll certainly look at upgrading the TV for 2023 and your welcome back anytime. Thanks for being a great guest Charlie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joe4.1Oct 2022

  • "A lovely cottage but in need of a bit of TLC ."

    . blinds in bedroom and bathroom need replacing as mildewed and bathroom has lots of black coming on tile’s.. apart from that it a great place to stay and explore the wonderful Welsh mountains

    Hi Michael Thanks for your feedback I've asked the cleaner to make sure the tiles are getting a good clean after each stay, your right about the blinds we are changing these this Autumn unfortunately we have been so busy with bookings this year we haven't had much of a window to get these small jobs done. Glad you enjoyed the area we absolutely love it too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Micheal2.5Oct 2022

  • "To system not great projector only useable when dark and a bit faffy."

    Bit too clinical watching to in spare room. Bath too high off ground so made ceiling too low during shower

    Hi Simon, thanks for your feedback, the Projector as you say is not powerful enough in the Daytime but it's great of an evening to watch films on, you can even plug in an Amazon firestick if the DVD collection is not sufficient. The Cottage is 160 years old, and folk were slightly shorter when it was built so the shower head is quite low, but this is more dictated to by the ceiling height, we appreciate that a roll top bath isn't for everyone but after a day hiking in the hills a deep warm bath is just the thing. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon3.1Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage and lovely escape."

    Glad we had our son with us to operate the projector! Had everything needed but hand soap was almost empty and no store close by to stock up. The paddle steps would be difficult for some to use- although we found them just about manageable.

    Hi Claire, Thanks for your feedback I will write a how to guide for the projector this Autumn and make sure that is in the guidebook for next season I'm glad your son was able to get it working for you, we love watching a film over the log burner with a glass of wine it finishes off the day lovely. Apologies on the hand soap I have highlighted this to the cleaner to check each clean, just for future reference there is a little community shop in the old School in Y Fron just a 5-minute walk from the cottage. The Paddle Steps are quite quirky we do state in our description that the cottage has steep stairs. Thanks Again Charlie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire3.8Aug 2022

  • "Fabulous cosy cottage, everything was great."

    Highly recommended if you are looking for a quiet rural retreat. Excellent layout of the cottage, defiantly book again next year.

    Thanks Zac for your kind words, we would love to have you back in 2023 ! Charlie & Annette Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zac5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Y Garreg Fawr in mid August."

    The property is in a beautiful location - very quiet with lots of walks from the doorstep and only a short easy drive from many tourist attractions. The property itself is very well equipped and although small the 4 of us (2 adults, 12 and 15 year old boys) (plus a dog) found it very comfortable. The only reason we didn't give it 5 stars was because, although the bathroom and kitchen were clean upon arrival, there were dog hairs on the soft furnishings in the snug and sitting area and the rug by the sofa needed a good clean to remove the white dog hairs. The owner responded promptly to our question about the bins. Despite the dog hairs we would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2022

  • "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.

    Thanks for the review Neil, just on the projector I’ll be adding some instructions for future guests, when we take our fire stick to use you need to select the sound bar from the fire stick settings. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Jul 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

    Thanks Alan for the review we love the location also it’s perfect for getting around North Wales, we will be re-decorating and updating this winter for the 2023 season. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Jul 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 Simon4.4May 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 Hannah5.0Apr 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 James4.7Apr 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 Steven5.0Apr 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 Luke5.0Mar 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 Amanda4.1Feb 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 Rachel4.4Dec 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 David5.0Nov 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 Janine4.7Oct 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 Elle5.0Oct 2021

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

    Comfortable and clean.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Oct 2021

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

    Reviewed by Ady5.0Aug 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 Karen5.0Jun 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 Nicola4.7Apr 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 Jonathan5.0Apr 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 Adrian4.7Nov 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 Susan5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, perfect location"

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Sep 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 Jessica5.0Sep 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 Hanna4.7Sep 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 Louise5.0Aug 2020

  • "A charming cottage up high in Snowdonia."

    Everything you need supplied by great guests. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Aug 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 Carl2.8Aug 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 Adam5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage."

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

    Reviewed by Janette4.7Jul 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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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