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Ty Nain

Dolwyddelan, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 953159)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "We love Ty Nain!"

    We've stayed here several times. Lovely quiet spot in Snowdonia. Great for walking and seeing the area. Delightful hosts.

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2022

  • "Another fantastic stay at “Ty Nain” Dolwydellan ..."

    Another fantastic stay at “Ty Nain” Dolwydellan Owners Gareth and Katie have thought of absolutely everything, lovely welcome pack on arrival and even going to the trouble of getting in touch beforehand, to see what milk and bread we would like Cannot speak highly enough of he owners and the fantastic facilities on hand at “Ty Nain” Ideally situated for walkers and cyclists, you can venture off the beaten track or visit the well known places, all equally appealing and easily reachable by car Highly recommended Thanks again for another truly wonderful holiday

    Reviewed by BarryJul 2022

  • "Ty Nain is a wonderful cottage for a relaxing break."

    It is situated in a stunning location and provides everything you need for a perfect holiday. Katie and Gareth are super hosts who have gone to great lengths to ensure all your needs are catered for.

    Reviewed by PamelaJun 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a beautiful setting."

    The garden outlook from the lounge is so lovely. We enjoyed watching the birds and squirrel. So much provided in the cottage from tea, coffee and cleaning materials to toilet rolls and the welcome basket, milk and bread are a lovely touch. Very comfortable bed and it was nice to have a smart TV which meant we could sign in to the streaming services. Ideally situated for visiting Portmeirion, Bodnant Gardens and the coast as well as the Ffestiniog railway. The only disappointment was the local pub were not serving meals and the hotel only opened for meals if they got bookings. Neither of these situations were of course anything to do with Katie and Gareth, our hosts who were very friendly and helpful, simply a sign of the times with staffing levels.

    Reviewed by MarianneJun 2022

  • "This is a great place for a quiet break."

    The local hills are not so busy as near Snowdon and some great walks and views.

    Reviewed by ChrisMar 2022

  • "Another very relaxing stay with everything you could ever need in the lodge."

    Katie and Gareth do a superb job and are on hand if you ever need anything . Great location for exploring wales . And the surrounding area. Thank you again Helen and Richard Wright.

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2022

  • "This is the best holiday home we’ve stayed in!"

    Equipped with everything we could possibly need. Superb!

    Reviewed by RobFeb 2022

  • "Ty Nain was perfect for our break."

    We walked every day, mostly from the cottage and it was lovely to return to. Gareth and Katie have provided everything you could want and more besides. It is the most organised and efficiently managed cottage we have stayed in. Hoping to revisit in non covid times and sample some of the eating out options detailed in the comprehensive folder!

    Reviewed by EmilyJan 2022

  • "This is without doubt the best holiday let I have ever stayed in."

    The chalet itself is beautifully laid out with a spacious kitchen and bathroom as well as the generous living room, dining area and bedroom. It also has a drying cupboard and an ante room for when you arrive with muddy boots and a dripping jacket. Perfect! It is amazingly well equipped with everything one could possibly need right down to a pair of binoculars and even dog treats. There is plenty of washing powder and washing up liquid so using the washing machine/dryer and the dishwasher is easy. The information file is a work of art and there are little notes around the place to help you make the most of your stay. It was perfectly heated with lots of hot water. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by PeterJan 2022

  • "We love it here."

    Comfortable and peaceful with wonderful walks on the doorstep and great owners. We shall be back.

    Reviewed by KatharineNov 2021

  • "We were met at Ty Nain by Katie and Gareth."

    They couldn’t show us round the lodge due to covid restrictions, but told us that everything was ready for us. We unloaded the car outside the lodge and then moved it to our designated parking space. The lodge was lovely and warm and we had a lovely welcome pack of bread, milk, Welsh cakes, jam and Welsh tea (Katie even rang us a few days before asking our milk and bread preference). There were notes to explain how various things were operated, all laminated for hygiene and a box file with all the appliance instruction books in it. The whole place was spotless and so comfortable especially the king size bed. We visited Betws-y-coed, Blaenau Festiniog, Harlech and Porthmadog, all within easy reach. The weather was against us, especially on Rod’s birthday, but we were quite happy in the lodge and he even had a card and gift from Katie and Gareth, which was a lovely thought. This property deserves 6 stars and we will definitely be back. Thank you very much Katie and Gareth.

    Reviewed by ValerieOct 2021

  • "Everything you needed was there like home from home ."

    Katie and Gareth was there when needed never bothered us at all , would recommend it and would go again top of our list.

    Reviewed by MaureenJul 2021

  • "Another fantastic stay at Ty Nain ..."

    Another fantastic stay at Ty Nain Katie and Gareth the owners are wonderful, never intrusive , but on hand if you should need anything Cottage as absolutely everything you could possibly need for your stay Very comfortable and clean Ideally situated being just six miles from Betwys y Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog Love this place and would highly recommend Have already booked for 2022

    Reviewed by BarryJul 2021

  • "It was so enjoyable staying at ty nain the owners were so welcoming lovely people we wanted for nothing everything was perfect from day 1 ."

    so clean and comfortable . Dave , Julie & Bailey

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "We love Ty Nain."

    We've been here several times... its truly our home from home. We've stayed in many self catering properties over the years and this one is our favourite. It has excellent facilities. Its in a beautiful quiet location, but you can access all that North Wales has to offer (and there's plenty) very easily. Its great for walking - even from your front door. The hosts are not intrusive, but cannot do enough to help if needed. The attention to detail is both delightful and thoughtful. We highly recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by JoanneApr 2021

  • "Our second stay at Ty Nain and again we thoroughly enjoyed Katie and Gareth's hospitality."

    The accommodation is spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable with the owners having thought of everything and more that you could possibly need. Ty Nain is a stone's throw from the local Spar and well positioned for touring Northern Snowdonia being a few miles from Betws-y-Coed. We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2020

  • "The hosts are absolutely wonderful."

    They did lots of little thoughtful things that made us feel so welcome. The property is really quiet. No hesitation at all in recommending.

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2020

  • "This is a fantastic tranquil place To stay surrounded by wild birds and wildlife all on view through a big picture window, Which is a joy to watch, the lodge is immaculate the owners have thought of everything we will definitely return, cannot fault this place."

    We have loved staying here and would love to return.

    Reviewed by LynnAug 2020

  • "Ty Nain was a quaint bungalow ideal for a couple."

    Hosts made us very welcome. Everything you could possibly need was catered for better than other self catering properties we've stayed at. It was nice exploring lesser known places in Snowdonia. Ideal location if you're looking at getting away from it all.

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2020

  • "Very comfortable accommodation - very highly equipped and beautifully presented."

    A very peaceful location and a great place from which to explore Snowdonia and the coast.

    Reviewed by KatharineJul 2020

  • "The cottage was spotless and so well equipped ."

    Everything you could have needed was there . It was in a quiet location abut was central for visiting all the attractions and areas of snowdonia . A great place to stay for a relaxing g holiday .

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2020

  • "Ty Nain is a lovely cottage - this was a repeat visit for us and we would recommend it to anyone."

    It is warm and comfortable with attractive furnishings, and very well designed to provide every amenity you could wish for within a relatively small space. It also has the best selection of books, games, OS maps and walking/guide books we have ever found in a holiday rental. The owners, Katie and Gareth, go above and beyond what one would expect for the rental cost - fresh fruit and flowers, bread and milk provided, with a welcome gift as well. As veterans of cottage holidays, we are always pleased to find generous supplies of cleaning materials, dishwasher tablets etc. - the stuff you really don't want to buy for one week's holiday - and in this respect Ty Nain takes top prize! Dolwyddellan is ideally located for exploring Snowdonia, and combined with the comfort and generous welcome at Ty Nain you have all the ingredients for a perfect holiday.

    Reviewed by PennyFeb 2020

  • "We had a lovely new year break here."

    Gareth and Katie were the perfect hosts. There was everything we needed and more ( even ice in freezer for my G&T

    Reviewed by JulieDec 2019

  • "This cottage is amazing, it is so comfortable and the owners are lovely and friendly."

    The little extras and welcome pack are a lovely idea and nothing is too much trouble for them. I will definitely book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by ShirleyOct 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very well equipped and in a nice setting."

    Owners were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend highly.

    Reviewed by DorothyOct 2019

  • "We were warmly welcomed by Katie and Gareth , Ty Nain is everything you could wish for in holiday accommodation, it’s clean, comfortable and has everything you could possibly need."

    It is situated in a very convenient place for exploring Snowdonia, we had some wonderful days out, there’s a pub, hotel and shop just a few minutes walk away which came in handy. We would definitely recommend this cottage, and look forward to returning ourselves in the future.

    Reviewed by GailAug 2019

  • "This was our second visit to Ty Nain and hopefully will not be the last."

    An extremely warm welcome and the usual very high standard of accommodation. In fact and to date we have never found better s/c accommodation than that provided at Ty Nain. The standard of cleanliness, the attention to detail and not to mention the little extras provided that start off a holiday break so well, we both truly enjoyed and appreciated. As did out Pappilon who thought the squirrel raiding the bird feeders outside the picture window was there purely for her benefit.

    Reviewed by RoyJul 2019

  • "Just a personal thing."

    We found the bed on the soft side and the shower pressure was weak. Neither of these spoilt the holiday. The owners could not have been more helpful. This was one of the best equipped properties we have stayed in. You could have turned up with just your luggage and kicked off your holiday.

    Reviewed by WilliamJul 2019

  • "Excellent location and property, extremely hospitable hosts who did their best to ensure a perfect stay."

    Will return.

    Reviewed by AdrianMay 2019

  • "Ty Nain is a real home from home, owners Katie and Gareth have thought of virtually everything."

    This was our second time there and we have booked again for 2020 and will do so for 2021, once it becomes available on your website. Highly recommend to everyone

    Reviewed by BarryMay 2019

  • "Amazing hosts and the cottage genuinely felt like a home away from home."

    5 stars!!!!

    Reviewed by VanessaApr 2019

  • "This is probably the best equipped cottage I have ever rented and with easy walking access to the tiny village which has a pub, an hotel and a local store, it's as near perfection as you can expect."

    Just one drawback - no part of the garden is dog-proof and the short driveway leads onto a very busy main road so you have to be extra vigilant with your animal friends.

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2019

  • "Made to feel so welcome."

    Really good hosts. A lovely relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2019

  • "This holiday cottage exceed are expectation as we needed nothing but our food all the home comforts at hand the owners had not forgot a thing to make this a holiday to remember and location to visit all the area's beautiful places of interest."

    This has made are decision to rebook next year on the great welcome and nice cottage, I would say to anybody take a look and book a great holiday in the Wales countryside.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2019

  • "Lovely. comfortable and spotlessly clean accommodation ideally situated for touring Snowdonia."

    Very friendly, welcoming and extremely helpful owners who left us a generous welcome pack and other treats. Extremely well-equipped with lovely views of the birds feeding in the pleasant garden. We certainly would recommend without hesitation and hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2019

  • "Our stay at Ty Nain was fabulous we couldn't ask for more, Katie and Gareth are ..."

    Our stay at Ty Nain was fabulous we couldn't ask for more, Katie and Gareth are wonderful they catered for everything we needed, the cabin is beautiful it exceeded all our expectations, a very special place

    Reviewed by TraceyJan 2019

  • "We were very pleasantly surprised when we arrived at Ty Nain."

    We were met by Katie and Gareth who ran us through everything that we needed to know in detail. This cabin is totally luxurious even down to the dog treats and dog towel. The bed 'Laura Ashley' offered the best sleep I have ever had while staying away from home, the bedding, towels everything was spotlessly clean. The furniture is of a high standard and comfort offering five star accommodation all around. Set in the most idyllic Lledr Valley and offering easy access to many places with an abundance of wildlife and scenery for everyone to admire.

    Reviewed by MichaelJan 2019

  • "We both felt that we could live in Ty Nain permanently."

    It is so well equipped and everything was the best quality or to the highest standard. The owners, Katie and Gareth, had done everything to make our Christmas week as enjoyable as possible, even to decorate their lodge and provide some Seasonal treats for ourselves and our little dog. We found excellent local walks, a friendly pub and hotel, general store and railway station in the village. Ty Nain was an excellent choice and we highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Edward BruceDec 2018

  • "Everything you need and even stuff you haven't thought about."

    Very well presented and equipped accomodation. Great stay absolutely no complaints.

    Reviewed by JackieNov 2018

  • "Tucked away in a quiet village Ty Nain, is a cosy retreat, with a degree of comfort, and facilites that exceeds many other cottages."

    No tables with wobbly legs, or lumpy beds here! Everything has been thought of, even torches in the bedroom in case of a power failure. Comfy sofa's, and warm carpeted floors, and treats and towels for the dogs. we had a lovely stay here, and would certainly visit Ty Nain again.

    Reviewed by ValerieNov 2018

  • "Extremely comfortable cottage."

    You couldn't wish for anything more. The owners had thought of everything

    Reviewed by FrancisNov 2018

  • "The peace and tranquility of the surrounding garden ."

    The small village was in an excellent location and the owners of the property could not have been more friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by DeborahOct 2018

  • "Our stay at Ty Nain more than exceeded our expectations."

    From the moment we arrived we where treated to Katie and Gareth, the most wonderful hosts you could ever wish for. After helping with our luggage and giving us a tour, (online pictures do not do this location justice) they magically melted into the background ,appearing if needed like a genie from the lamp. If a new household item was invented tomorrow, it would be in Ty Nain the day after. Awaiting us were freshly cut flowers, bread.milk and a gift basket of welsh goodies. Everything was spotlessly clean, with all mod.cons you could wish for. Set in the most serene of places, you are a short drive to a lot of attractions. it is also a walkers paradise. There is something for everyone. you are treated to the birds and squirrels that visit the feeding station. for us that was a welcome bonus. I would 100% reccommend to anyone .

    Reviewed by MickSep 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage and will return soon"

    Reviewed by MarionSep 2018

  • "Ty nain is the best equipped holiday cottage we have ever stayed in."

    Everything you could ever need and so much more and very thoughtful welcoming gifts. Excellent location ideal for visiting the mountains, coast and pretty villages. Very quiet peaceful location within the grounds of the owners, Katie and Gareth's home, who are exceptional hosts. We have booked already for next year which sums it up. Thank you again Katie and Gareth.

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2018

  • "Ty Nain is set in a peaceful setting ,beautiful gardens ."

    it was home from home ,it well exceeded our expectations .Lovely hosts who have thought of everything .Definatley a 5 star accommodation .Would highly recommend .

    Reviewed by PamelaAug 2018

  • "Wonderful Cottage."

    The best equipped I have experienced in all of my many travels. Beautiful setting. Katie and Gareth are friendly hosts and made us feel very welcome. Will recommend to others. This will be my forever place in North Wales. We will return. Amazing experience.

    Reviewed by HazelAug 2018

  • "The owners of Ty Nain couldn't have done more to make our holiday wonderful, will definitely be looking to book again in the future ."

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2018

  • "The hosts Katie and gareth were lovely people, full of knowledge of the local area."

    The cottage was very roomy, with everything you need. Great walks from the front door, which the hosts had printed, so you didn't get lost. A very nice area to stay in. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2018

  • "Wonderful location and owners"

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2018

  • "Ty Nain was the best holiday cottage that we have ever been on holiday in."

    Katie and Gareth were absolutely fantastic as well. We loved our holiday so much that we have booked again at Ty Nain for next year. Simply wonderful Barry and Ruth Jessop

    Reviewed by BarryMay 2018

  • "A big thank you to Katie and Gareth for a wonderful stay at "Ty-Nain"."

    The welcome pack was amazing. This truly is 5 star accommodation. "Ty-Nain" is perfectly situated for travelling around or lots of walks on your doorstep. After a long day out it was so nice to sit in the garden and watch the birds. It was my birthday and a nice surprise of a card and present, thank you Katie and Gareth. Derek and Sandra. Charlwood, Surrey.

    Reviewed by DerekMay 2018

  • "Katie and Gareth were perfect hosts."

    Couldn't wish for anything extra, kind gifts on arrival and even a thoughtful pressie for my wife on her birthday whilst there. The property itself was 100% perfect, we could not wish for more and both hosts were helpful and approachable. We look forward to returning in the future!

    Reviewed by GrahamApr 2018

  • "Ty Nain is set in a beautiful location and so convenient for travelling all around North Wales, Anglesey and the coast."

    The chalet itself has everything you could possibly need for a self-catering holiday and more, in fact it is home from home and we would rate it 5* in every possible aspect. Katie and Gareth who own the chalet and live in the nearby vicarage are a lovely couple and make you feel so welcome on arrival with flowers, fruit and a gift pack awaiting you and during your stay nothing is too much trouble for them. Katie even gave me a little pot of sweet pea seedlings to plant in my garden as we were leaving. We have stayed in other places over the years and Ty Nain is most definitely the best we have found so far. We will recommend without hesitation and hope to return when there is availability. It says everything that the chalet is fully booked until the end of October this year and other guests arriving will most certainly enjoy their stay as much as we did.

    Reviewed by CarolynMar 2018

  • "Ty Nain is the most comfortable and best equipped cottage we have ever rented."

    It has everything you could need including guide books, OS maps, games - and what a nice touch to find fresh flowers, fruit and a welcome gift. We also found the location perfect for exploring the area. Well done to Katie and Gareth for going the extra mile and being such generous and welcoming hosts.

    Reviewed by PennyMar 2018

  • "The cabin TY NAIN at Castle Terrace, Dolwyddelan LL25 0NJ was fantastic."

    Katie and Gareth were more than welcoming when we arrived and explained all about the cabin before they left us to it. The cabin its self is fully equipped with everything you could possibly need to enjoy your stay in the lovely surroundings of Snowdonia. We were there for the snow fall of the "Beast from the East" but this did not stop us from exploring out and about and visiting every place we could with the snow being so bad. I would more than recommend this cabin and Sykes Cottages to anyone who is thinking of taking a lovely relaxing and peaceful vacation in the UK. Our little Pooch Hugo thoroughly enjoyed himself on the many walks we went on and we would go back there tomorrow if we could. Thanks once again to Katie and Gareth for being so welcoming and kind for the duration of the holiday, and also for the extra Welsh cakes when we were leaving. Many thanks, Steven - Tracey and Hugo Wright.

    Reviewed by JuneFeb 2018

  • "This property with regard to the overall equipment and facilities provided, was the best that we have visited in the last ten years."

    Definitely to a standard that in our experience far exceeds so many others. So many small things that collectively go toward making a memorable and relaxing holiday break. One exceedingly nice touch being the exceedingly highly speed WiFi provided which is becoming increasingly important to so many guests who need to control so many aspects of both work and home while on holiday. and another being the excellent facilities provided that actually catered for a dog. So much thought being given to such a satisfactory whole.

    Reviewed by RoyDec 2017

  • "Everything you could wish for."

    Very clean and tidy Very friendly owners and very helpful Lovely location. Very well equipped cottage. Theyve thought of everything.

    Reviewed by GillianOct 2017

  • "Host was pleasant and professional, easy approachable."

    It felt like home from home but not intrusive. Accommodation was perfect and clean to a high standard. I'd give it 5 star plus .

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, combined washer-dryer, slimline dishwasher, Smart TV with Freesat, DVD, Blu-ray, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Private garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking, or use of candles or any naked flames within the property
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only
  • Maximum 2 adults
  • Please note; Lockable cupboard storage space (shared with owner) for two pedal bicycles available on request.

The property

This detached single-storey chalet is situated in the grounds of the owner’s home, in the beautiful Lledr Valley at the foot of Moel Siabod in the Snowdonia National Park.

This cosy cottage is in an ideal location for a romantic break exploring the whole of this spectacular mountain region.

The chalet is all on the ground floor but outside there are five steps down to the front door.

Once inside there is a small entrance hall which doubles up as a utility room housing the combined washer-dryer, freezer and extra fridge space additional to that provided in the kitchen.

The open plan living area boasts a comfortable seating area with TV as well as there being Fibre WiFi in the property.

Patio doors lead out to your own patio and garden area, where you can sit and relax in the quietness of the garden, whilst enjoying a refreshing drink.

The living area leads through into a dining area with table and chairs and a well-equipped open plan kitchen, The owners welcome up to 2 dogs at Ty Nain, but as Ty Nain's garden is not enclosed and the owners having their own dog on site they advise dogs will need to be on leads in the garden.

The Property is therefor not suitable for dogs roam freely within the garden.

Being in Dolwyddelan village you can stroll to the late-opening general store and two pubs serving bar meals.

The village has a church dating to around 1500, whilst on the outskirts of the village is the 13th Century Dolwyddelan Castle, which boasts magnificent views from its battlements.

There are numerous walks in the mountains and the Gwydyr Forest and the railway line along the valley makes it possible to combine a walk one way with a return by train.

The Afon Lledr is noted for trout and salmon fishing, and visiting golfers are welcome at the 9-hole course at Betws-y-Coed.

Further afield is Betws-y-Coed, Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llanrwst which offer a wide range of amenities.

For adrenaline junkies, Zip World near Bethesda boasts Velocity, the longest zip run in Europe, where you will reach speeds of up to 100mph and Titan in Blaenau Ffestiniog offers the first four person zip line.

If you prefer to get your excitement in the water then Surf Snowdonia offers a range of activities at this world first inland surf lagoon.

Whatever activity you choose to enjoy this chalet is the perfect base for exploring this beautiful area.

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About the location


Betws-y-Coed 6 miles.

Situated in the beautiful Lledr Valley at the foot of Moel Siabod in the Snowdonia National Park, just 6 miles from the popular tourist centre of Betws-y-Coed, the pretty village of Dolwyddelan is an ideal location from which to explore the whole of this spectacular mountain region. The village has a church dating to around 1500, whilst on the outskirts of the village is the 13th century Dolwyddelan Castle, which boasts magnificent views from its battlements. There are numerous walks in the mountains and the Gwydyr Forest and the railway line along the valley makes it possible to combine a walk one way with a return by train. The Afon Lledr is noted for sea trout and salmon fishing, and visiting golfers are welcome at the 9-hole course at Betws-y-Coed. Dolwyddelan village has a late-opening general store and two pubs, one of which serves bar meals, whilst within 8 miles, Betws-y-Coed, Blaenau Ffestiniog and Llanrwst offer a wide range of amenities.

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Region Information

Note: Babes-in-arms only.

As the garden is not fenced off and the drive leads to a main road, dogs are advised to be kept on a lead for their own safety.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas