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Bryn Morfa

Carmel near Penygroes, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 17582)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our second stay at Bryn Morfa."

    We absolutely love this place and it’s situation. Spending a week living at the bottom of a mountain is really special and perfect for early morning, late evening walks sunrise & sunset. Very dog friendly & just a lovely place to be. The property manager, Claire was lovely and helpful when we needed to contact her about something. We would always recommend this cottage x

    Reviewed by AnnelieseApr 2022

  • "The property was perfect for us in every way, location is great for all things North Wales related."

    Clean comfy, cosy and warm and geat walks right on the door step. I would highly recommend this Gorgeous quirky little cottage. We will return. Thank you Alice and Claire for your help and kindness. Tony & Maria.

    Reviewed by AntonioNov 2021

  • "We only spent 3 nights at the cottage but found it’s location ideal."

    We have a dog and being able to walk straight from the cottage was a real bonus. The garden is dog proof, but check that the gap between the conservatory and neighbours is blocked! There are cattle, not sheep, grazing free on the common land so dogs need to be on a lead, but the cows seem to be unperturbed by the presence of dogs or people. The views from the front are wonderful on a clear day, reaching down to the sea….only as far as the electricity pylon, to admire when it’s wet! The cottage is very cosy with all the essentials you might require, but my husband being 6’ had an issue with a couple of low lintels. We would return for longer, there is much to see and do in the locality, for our 3 days we just enjoyed what was on our doorstep and the beach at Dinas Dinlle.

    Reviewed by AntoniaOct 2021

  • "A quiet little haven away from the stresses of life."

    The cottage was delightful. All your needs were catered for. Even little doggy treats! The views were amazing, far reaching to the sea. The neighbour's were friendly and the sheep neighbours were a pleasure. Love the new shower room. The bedrooms were adorable and views of the sea from both. A ten minute drive to a fabulous beach. We didn't want to leave and we will definitely be back :) Gemma, Jack, Angel, Bella & Buddy

    Reviewed by GemmaAug 2021

  • "We had a great holiday at Bryn Morfa."

    Really comfortable and cosy cottage with most things we needed. Great view down to the sea and sandy beaches within 15 mins drive. Within easy reach of the snowdon peaks and also Anglesey which is really beautiful. The only slight drawbacks were the very uncomfortable mattress in the main bedroom and the lack of information about practical things like what to do with recycling, food waste etc. Otherwise a great cottage for walkers, small families and four legged friends.

    Reviewed by KatrinaJul 2021

  • "The staircase as explained was steep and difficult to use and head height was low."

    The upstairs bathroom especially the bath we found unusable with low head height, but sink and toilet manageable. The downstairs shower was lukewarm and we couldn't get it hot. Location wise, it was difficult to find, but once in it was a lovely location with fantastic views out to sea, and the back patio and garden outlook were fantastic. To summarise, if you are getting on a bit and not flexible this one is not for you. More for younger and fitter. Price reflected the property, lovely location.

    Reviewed by RonaldMay 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely, nice, clean and tidy."

    We had contact with the owner with one minor issue and they had it sorted very quickly with no hassle what so ever. The garden was safe for our dogs and even the neighbour made us feel welcome! I would definitely stay there again! Lovely walks close by and the sheep watching us through the window were so cute!

    Reviewed by LauraMay 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday, the area is extremely beautiful, and we were lucky enough to watch dramatic sunsets over the sea every night."

    We were for-warned about the size of the bathroom by previous reviews so we were prepared. I being 5"2 could stand upright but my husband is 6 foot so had to contort himself to stand by the sink. The major problem was the cleanliness, I would have expected it to be cleaner especially right now. There were fingerprints all over the windows and doors and the floor was sticky. I was also a bit disappointed that there was no fuel for the fire, and it was full of ash . It would also be a good idea to bring your own knife as they are all blunt, one was usable, but not very efficient. Inspite of these gripes, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, but it would have been nicer if it had been cleaned, and if there was a mop available, that would have helped! Anna

    Reviewed by AnnaApr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage lovely location just a few issues garden not secure dog could escape into neighbouring gardens."

    Not very well equipped in the kitchen. Lovely little welcoming pack when we arrived the view from the garden is superb and great walks on your doorstep looking forward to staying again hopefully the track to the cottage will have some work done on it as can be quite difficult to get some cars up it. David oloughlin

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2021

  • "Loved the cottage, not the first time we have been."

    Perfect location for beaches and the mountains, fantastic walks from the door.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2020

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage with the most amazing views."

    We will be back next year.

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2020

  • "A quaint/quirky hillside cottage with stunning veiws down to Dinas Dinlle, Anglesey & on a really clear day Irelands Wicklow mountains."

    It's not a bad spot to "cabin up" either if the weather does it's worst with a Co op, a bakery & a couple of chippies/takeaways a 10 minute drive away in Penygroes. Has a secure (ish) garden for kids &/or dogs, we had our 2 dogs with us. Plenty of quiet roads, paths & tracks to walk around the cottage & the beaches at Dinas Dinlle, Aberdesach & Pontllyfni are only a 10-15 minute drive away. We loved it & would definitely stay here again. Richard & Donna Sweetnam

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2020

  • "Absolutely loved it, had the best week away."

    Definitely exceeded our expectations and so much cosier in real life too. We stayed for 6 nights and it was a perfect base to travel to Caernarfon and also Abersoch way. The views are amazing, we watched the sunset almost every day and the stars on a clear night was spectacular. Would recommend staying here if you want a cosy getaway! Will definitely be booking again for next year!

    Reviewed by MayaSep 2020

  • "Just returned from a weeks holiday in Bryn Morfa with the grandkids."

    We had a lovely holiday and were extremely pleased with the cottage. It was clean, had everything we needed and the location was perfect for both beaches and mountains. This is a 200 year old slate miners cottage which has charm in abundance, we paid a lot more to go to a smaller cottage, out of season in Scotland which wasn’t a patch on Bryn Morfa. I have no hesitation in recommending it. We intend booking it again in the near future.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2020

  • "The house was cute , comfy and clean."

    Right in the countryside, with sheep coming up to the door! The view from the garden and windows was amazing: right over the sea with beautiful sunsets. The nearby beach Dinas Dinlle is only 10 mins away. Easy free parking, cafe and toilets. Penygroes has all you need with excellent fish and chips and chinese takeaway too.The beach is stoney at high tide and sandy at low tide , so loads of fun for the kids. The Owner and Manager where both really helpful and friendly. We had an excellent holiday!

    Reviewed by JuliaAug 2020

  • "Overall the cottage was lovely, nice welcome pack, there are a couple of issues, the road to the cottage was a dirt track and was very bumpy and my car scraped the ground, this is the only way in and out, the last thing is the stairs in the cottage are very steep, we had to come down sideways due to the size of the steps."

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely and in a beautiful location, but the stairs are very deep and steep, my elderly mum really struggled with them, the the only toilet is upstairs."

    This was the only issue, so the cottage is not suitable for the elderly, the ceiling on the stairs is very low so caution is needed, but there is a warning sign. This cottage is perfect for people who enjoy walking, my dogs loved it, stunning views.

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2019

  • "The location was lovely and the cottage was nice, though it was a little hard to find."

    There was tea , coffee, milk and sugar when we arrived and the cottage was comfortable The gravel path to get to the parking facility was very poor. The garden was very overgrown and not visitor friendly. The bedroom had a sliding door which was not attached to the runners and had to be left open.

    Reviewed by LynneJun 2019

  • "We had a nice chilled time cottage nice comfy"

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2019

  • "Nice quaint cottage with great views and comfy beds."

    Very clean with well equipped kitchen and attractive seating area at the back. Facilities could be improved,-no signal for tv, no welcome pack with info about heating system/recycling etc and bathroom rather too quaint!

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2018

  • "Was accidentally given incorrect key code but that was quickly rectified on arrival."

    Also sink and toilet were broken but these were fixed on the Sunday. Otherwise it would have been helpful to have handsoap in the bathroom.

    Reviewed by HeatherAug 2018

  • "We arrived at night and it was really difficult to find the cottage, as it is in a hiding place, far from everything and we did not feel safe in the area."

    The price is too expensive for the cottage as it’s a really small place. Some bulbs were not working and kitchen utensils could be better and a bit more clean than it was. I’d not recommend this place to a friend, I was disappointed.

    Reviewed by MarciaJul 2018

  • "I was disappointed that certain things were lacking."

    1.No instructions and operating details. It took a while to jiggle the WiFi into working, TV was signal-less on arrival and only after reconnecting arial did I get a signal. No Info on waste disposal, bin day (though there was a substantial build up of waste in the 3 wheelie bins which were full to overflowing at the bottom of garden) 2. Garden was so overgrown, especially the privet hedge which blocked the steps down to the bin and caused one to become soaked through pushing past it as the weather was unseasonably wet on 4 out of 7 days. 3. No tea-towels which irritated me. It happens too often and I object to dragging tea-towels with me from Germany whenever I book a property which claims to provide bed linen & towels. 4. Found the ironing board but disappointingly there was no iron. A futile effort to provide facilities that sadly failed. 5. There was no warning of reduced headroom in the bathroom. It drove me to distraction how often I bumped my head whilst cleaning my teeth or washing hands after using toilet. 6. No warning of the pot-holed access road which constantly caused the underside of my car to come into contact with it, actually track not road... 7. Eventually I managed to have a warm shower without burning myself. The mixer on the downstairs shower has perhaps seen better days or is poorly conceived in combination with the combi boiler. 8. I assumed there was a septic tank, though the contact assures me there isn't, as whenever one released water from inside the property (as when using the washing machine) there was a dreadful stink in the garden. On the good side, the sitting room was comfortable and on the cold miserable evenings the multi fuel burner created a cosy end to the day.

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2018

  • "Bryn morfa was extremely clean, small but comfortable, lovely veiws and bonus internet connection."

    Downside for us was parking through access road as we were in a mercedees van, also the garden was not suitable for our two small dogs as a bit overgrown but apart from that had an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by GJun 2018

  • "Perfect cottage, well equip with everything, even remembered the things I'd forgotten, like a bin bag."

    We will be booking again as family near by. Thank you

    Reviewed by PaulaMay 2018

  • "Cottage is very well equipped our 2 dogs loved the garden very homely comfortable cosy cottage"

    Reviewed by MelissaFeb 2017

  • "The landline you gave for property manager Lucy Price is on longer in use."

    She can only be contacted on her mobile number.

    Reviewed by JenJan 2017

  • "A lovely few days away in a beautiful little cottage."

    Good sea views from the garden, dining table and both bedrooms. Well located with lots of walks from the door. Couldn't get hot water from the dedicated shower but used the shower in the half bath. A lovely multi fuel stove for those cold nights! Good chance we will be back :-)

    Reviewed by MatthewOct 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with Jack-and-Jill access to bathroom, 1 x 4' double
  • Bathroom with small bath, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Conservatory.
  • LPG central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot on request
  • Free parking for 1 car in a gravel parking area
  • Terrace garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 5 mins walk, pub 1.6 miles
  • Coast 2 miles
  • Note: The 4' double bed has restricted access and the standard double bed is accessed from one side only, with limited headroom on the stairs and into the double bedroom
  • Note: Due to a steep staircase with no top handrail, care to be taken
  • Note: The cottage is accessed up a 100 yard steep, unadopted track
  • Note: Check-in 4pm

The property

Penygroes 2 miles.

This charming, stone-built terraced cottage in a hillside location above the hamlet of Carmel, in beautiful North Wales.

Offering quaint and cosy, traditional accommodation on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, the cottage has a fitted kitchen, a separate dining room, a sitting room warmed by a woodburner in an inglenook fireplace, as well as a delightful conservatory with far-reaching views across the countryside to the sea.

Two cosy bedrooms on the first floor have handmade wooden furniture and also benefit from wonderful views towards the sea, making breakfast in bed a real treat.

There is a bathroom with a half-sized bath and an additional ground floor shower.

Outside, a lawned cottage garden with a patio area and sea views adds to the overall charm of this wonderful cottage.

Walking tracks lead from the doorstep, allowing for access to miles of unspoilt countryside and lakeside walks, whilst the coast at Dinas Dinlle can be reached by a short drive.

A perfect cottage for a romantic break whatever the time of year.

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About the location


Llanberis 8 miles; Caernarfon 6.5 miles.

The lovely quiet village of Penygroes is situated around six miles from the historic castle town of Caernarfon, bordering the Snowdonia National Park with beautiful scenic walks and mountain views easily accessible. A good selection of shops, cafes and pubs are available in the village and the wider local area is full of restaurants and activities such as golfing, swimming, tennis, surfing and horse riding to name but a few. Plas Dinas Country House is also nearby, which is home to some great history as well as The Gun Room restaurant. The beaches on Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula can be reached in about half an hour, while the beach at Dinas Dinlle is just a 10-minute drive away. Nearby, Caernarfon is home to Caernarfon Castle, which is well worth a visit, with further shops and cafes available, as well as steam train trips. Portmeirion is also a short distance away, featured in the TV series ‘The Prisoner’. Just 8 miles away is the Welsh Heritage centre which has a licensed cafe at Nant Nwrtheyrn with magnificent sea views from it's decked dining area. Beddgelert is a very attractive village, surrounded by the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, with a fabulous arts and craft shop, and several pubs. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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