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Dyffryn Bach

Glan-yr-afon near Corwen, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 950704)

4.3

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful part of Wales."

    Pretty garden shared with the owner. Annie was an amazing host. Lots of discussions over a glass of wine. Very easy to get around,as just off A5. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2022

  • "Second time we have been here this year this is a great place to be based for ..."

    Second time we have been here this year this is a great place to be based for touring Snowdonia and mid Wales had there are two walk from the cottage over the hills so for one day you don't have to leave the village it is a great place for us having two dogs as well we had a great time even though the weather was it and miss already booked for February

    Reviewed by MalcolmJun 2022

  • "Unfortunately, the cleanliness of this property was of a very poor standard."

    Cobwebs in every corner, mouldy bath seal, very very dusty and dog hair everywhere. Couldn't use the communal garden either as it was covered in dog poo and we have a toddler. Would suggest not allowing the dogs to yap at customers who are sitting in the conservatory eating either. My husband and I both agreed, with a better cleaner and perhaps a separate space for the dogs, this would be a lovely property. Luckily, we're used to camping so didn't bother us too much, only that it wasn't clean enough for our daughter who touches everything!

    Reviewed by BexJun 2022

  • "Very pleased with Cottage, the owner was very friendly."

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2022

  • "The cottage itself is lovely a little bit run down and needs abit of tlc."

    Issue with woodlice in the bathroom. Garden is shared with the owner and covered in dog muck. We cleaned our own of course but it's just full of dog muck. Our smallest was playing on the grass by the flowers- owner then picked up dog muck on a shovel and disposed of it in the flowers in the garden. Privacy is very limited unfortunately. However area is outstanding so much to do and keep yourselves busy. Definitely not someone where I could leave my children to play out or have a relax in the garden without feeling watched.

    Reviewed by NatashaApr 2022

  • "Really lovely."

    We will be back - thanks for having us, especially our spaniels, Chewy and Willow:)

    Reviewed by Robert MarkApr 2022

  • "Great holiday."

    Lovely accommodation and an ideal base for touring the area.

    Reviewed by StevenMar 2022

  • "Excellent base for travelling round north Wales."

    Very well equipped. Two very spacious bedrooms with very comfortable beds. Quiet location with fantastic views.

    Reviewed by JaniceMar 2022

  • "Spent a cosy enjoyable stay at the end of February while storms were raging outside - good heating inside plus log burner."

    Good location base for exploring this area of Wales - handy cafe and mini- supermarket at the garage. If you go for a walk - go right and into Glan- Yr- Afon vilage - then you can walk for miles up into the hills. I wouldn’t recommend walking the other way ( although I did) as there is no footpath alongside the main road - only grass verges every now and then!

    Reviewed by SimonFeb 2022

  • "Anni is a lovely lady, we a bad start with our car breaking down before we left for our holiday so we used our son's car phone Anni to let her know we would not arrive until after 9pm no problem Anni said, met Anni the first morning in the garden with our two dogs."

    Lovely cottage dog friendly just what we wanted and the cottage is very comfortable for this time of the year with log burner very tidy just making you feel at home great for touring Snowdonia and just before we left we booked for next February.

    Reviewed by MalcolmFeb 2022

  • "Very comfortable and clean holiday cottage."

    Anni was very helpful and friendly. Well situated to explore Snowdonia and surrounding area as well as having a petrol station , convenience store and an excellent cafe nearby.

    Reviewed by StevenJan 2022

  • "Anni was extremely attentive, warm and friendly but not intrusive."

    Although the boiler wasn’t working and Anni had been let down by the repair guy, she had supplied totally adequate fan heaters so that our stay was not impacted at all. Previous guests had mentioned bugs and, yes, we saw a couple of spiders which I relocated outside, but in such a rural setting I would be worried if there were none! The cottage and it’s setting we’re excellent and perfect for us and our furry children. Thank you Anni.

    Reviewed by LesOct 2021

  • "Heating and hot water not working but we worked round it."

    The owner did get an engineer in but needed a new part. Dishwasher for the pots, little heater from the bedroom Inn the living room for a couple of hours did the job. Brilliant shower though. So all OK.

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2021

  • "The property is damp,infested with moths,woodlice,biting insects."

    The garden is scruffy & neglected resembling a scrapyard. The garden is a dog's toilet, shared with two yapping intrusive dogs.It would be better not to let children play in the garden due to the dog mess and possible infections.These dogs will come into the property if you leave the door open and then bark at you.The property reeks of dog, especially that purple throw.There are damp and flaky patches,most with black mould.Description of property not as advertised,not even laminate flooring just cheap lino.Insects & moths squashed on walls & curtains.Dead mosquito-type insects in the damp bed,My husband had bites on his legs needing antibiotics.Our clothes were damp in the wardrobe.No washing machine which is a must in a property like this.Our clothes became damp and musty.The skirting boards are thick with dust. I brought fly spray, air freshener, diffusers, bleach,sterilising fluid, damp-absorbing gel but to no avail. If you are asthmatic The carpet in one of the bedrooms is dirty, stained and infested with wood lice.DO NOT book this property which is in serious need of an intensive deep-clean.We left early as continuous complaints to Sykes Cottages were unresolved except for one which defended the owner.At one point we were greeted back to the cottage by two growling/yapping dogs, whilst the owner carried on chatting to a neighbour aware of the noise but doing nothing.Once I found the insects in the bed I had to leave I couldn't bear another night here. I would have more to say but I am running out of allotted space.

    Reviewed by RogerAug 2021

  • "Our family of four, 2 adults, a 15 year old and 16 year old, had a really lovely stay."

    We had no signal for the TV but to be honest it was a blessing as it meant that we spent more time together in the evenings playing games ….. Monopoly …. Cards. Anni was lovely, would greet us each morning with a happy good morning and checking that we where happy and content with the cottage, which we absolutely was. Would love to go back some day and would definitely recommend this place

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2021

  • "The owner Anni, while nice was too intrusive and her dogs continually entered ..."

    The owner Anni, while nice was too intrusive and her dogs continually entered the property and continually barked at my dog, was hoping for a relaxing stay and love to sit outdoors, but this wasn’t possible at this property, great location but would not stay there again

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2021

  • "Anni the owner very accomodating."

    Shop and garage100yds away.. Great base for touring I would stay again

    Reviewed by RoseJul 2021

  • "Excellent place to stay."

    Anni very friendly came to chat but also gave us our privacy, it was home from home, previous comments about her dogs barking yes doing there job BUT mine barked loudest n longest (she is a guarding dog and protecting us all from sheep and birds )it was lovely to sit out at night in Annis lovely garden and enjoy the fresh air , will definitely book again if staying in same area

    Reviewed by DawnJun 2021

  • "Sadly the accomidation was not clean I have photos, the fridge freezer had rust ..."

    Sadly the accomidation was not clean I have photos, the fridge freezer had rust spots about 9 size of a penny the bathroom was dirty the out side seating was broke with nails and screws sticking out hand has been broken for a long time here dogs where left to run about hand where scratching the front glass door the dogs ran into the house twice barking at us while we where eating very disappointed there was bits of food waste in the dish washer the wine glasses where dirty we hat to wash all the plates and glasses

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2021

  • "Walked in without permission ..."

    Walked in without permission Not hot water or heating Dogs barking at our door all the time No internet as she said the government have turned it off so we can't see about Corona No mask worn as she didn't believe In it

    Reviewed by NicoleMay 2021

  • "Everything was perfect and our little old dog had a nice garden to play in, Anni was a lovely lady and was always there if needed already booked for another holiday."

    Reviewed by MalcolmFeb 2020

  • "Lovely time had by all , cottage comfortable and warm and well equipped."

    Anni and dogs were delightful. Apart from weather being wet we managed to get out and about. Plenty of wildlife to see from windows and handy to have a garage next door.

    Reviewed by DeniseOct 2019

  • "It was brilliant perfect for us and our dogs."

    The cottage was well equipped and very confortable. We would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by RosieSep 2019

  • "After reading some bad reports about the holiday let we where very concerned about what we would encounter."

    But we needn't have been worried every thing was very good very clean, beds were fantastically soft and the conservatory was good to relax and have our meals plenty of seating and bright. The only problem we had was with the tv the scart lead kept coming loose and we kept losing the sound and picture but Anni the owner is now aware of this and will rectify it but that apart we had a wonderful holiday thank you Anni for the opportunity to hire it, our whippet and our two friend's had a wonderful time. I would rate this accommodation 9.5 out of 10.

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2019

  • "The cottage was very comfy and felt homely, it had everything we needed but a new combi boiler would be more efficient and a benefit."

    Yes it's in the owners garden (stated in description) so is shared by her 2 little dogs and yes they barked a bit but it is their garden and they are only doing their job, they were fine once you introduced yourself to them. Wouldn't hesitate to stay here again. Thank you

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2019

  • "We found the property well furnished and very comfortable."

    The facilities were good. It was closer to the owner's house than we thought but the owner was very friendly and gave us information about the area. The only thing we did find out was that if you wanted to use the bus you would need to catch it at 7.15 am but not sure if there was a return journey! We weren't far from Bala which we found to be very busy but had a lot of interesting shops. All in all we had a very enjoyable holiday even when it rained!

    Reviewed by KathyAug 2019

  • "The dogs were barking all the time, and attacked are dog, there was black ..."

    The dogs were barking all the time, and attacked are dog, there was black melldew all over the place, the owner house was on top of you, you couldn't have the door open, if you did her dogs would run in barking at you,we had to keep the door shut and the dog had to stay in, l wouldn't recommend it to anyone, right next to a main road, what else can l say, oh yes some money back would be great

    Thank you for your feedback and this will certainly be investigate this with the owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by TinaJul 2019

  • "The bungalow was very comfy and clean but the reason we booked was for the garden with the pet friendly site ie garden however immediatley on arrival this was spoilt by the owners two pomeranian dogs."

    our dog a whippet is very friendly and tolerates all small dogs as my daughter has two terriers but these two came flying out straight to the conservatory door barking vicously and even when i brought my dog out to introduce her they kept up the loud barking tirade eventually after several minutes we put our dog inside whilst the owner kept talking to us letting her dogs keep barking at the door eventually she took them in but the damage had been done as our dog who as a whippet can be a bit nervous was then afraid to go in the garden and we had to resort to walking her round the back off the petrol station on some rough land for her to go toilet then on the third day as usual we were having breakfast in consevatory with door open when once again they came charging out staight over to the door our dog immediatly flew out after them and only because i yelled leave was a really bad outcome averted as i had no doubt my dog would have killed hers as by now her temper was broke with the constant running at the door barking after that we couldnt eat in there or sit even though weather was brill couldnt let dog in garden as she was constantly watching for them coming charging out she even stopped eating and on arrival home her collitus flared up with the stress a good holiday in every other respect but all dog owners who book this place should be more aware of the shared garden use not just words on the booking form shared by owners dogs we had to spend the rest of the week in living room with curtains shut so she couldnt see them but owner seemed to to try and watch hers everytime they came out after that but wont come back as we really need unintrusive garden but overall owner very hospitable

    Reviewed by HeatherJul 2019

  • "The cottage was well equipped, clean and very comfortable."

    Anni, our host, was very accommodating and helpful. We had a wonderful stay and will most definitely return.

    Reviewed by IreneJun 2019

  • "Damp throughout the property, not clean at all, heating didn’t work, property cold all the time."

    Shared garden which was not mentioned at all, owners dog barking at the property door at 6.30am, her dogs poo all over the garden. Left a day early.

    I am sorry to hear you experienced issues during your stay at the cottage. We strive on having exceptional property standards in all Sykes properties. We will investigate the issues with the property owner to establish why our service has fell short on this occasion. This is not our usual expectation and would like to assure you that your issues are being handled. If you wish to discuss or elaborate more on the issues raised, please feel free to contact the Sykes office. Lines are open 7 days a week from 9am until 7pm Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarrieApr 2019

  • "Spacious accommodation and ideal place to explore North Wales."

    Reviewed by NickApr 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage good location everything you need for a peaceful break away"

    Reviewed by KarenMar 2019

  • "We had a brilliant new year here with our two young children and two little dogs."

    Annie was very kind and friendly and it was a very relaxed atmoshere. The garage on sute is also a big help. The cittage is lovely and spacious with a toasty open fire (and central heating!) There are lots of beautiful walks near by (we particularly enjoyed horseshoe pass) and some very dog and child friendly pubs too. I would highly recommend a stay here as a good base for exploring North Wales retreat .

    Reviewed by KimDec 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay and a glass of wine with the owner she was really nice."

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2018

  • "Wi-fi barely strong enough to load e-mails."

    would benefit from a better can opener. otherwise a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by KevinSep 2018

  • "Anni very graciously waited up until 1."

    15 for our arrival after a series of mishaps that would take me all day to catalogue. As soon as we set foot inside the cottage we breathed a huge sigh of relief and what looked like being a disaster had been rescued.The cottage was lovely clean and had everything we needed.And we wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again.Thank You Anni

    Reviewed by IanSep 2018

  • "Great little cottage with plenty of room for us (3)."

    Well equipped kitchen, clean comfy beds, great to have decent-sized towels. Lovely host. Cottage in great location, within easy reach of Snowdonia, the North & West coasts and Dee valley. We had a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by HayleyAug 2018

  • "Disappointed as listed as behind other property, it is as you access it parallel to main road so in relation to road it stands alongside which makes it very close to road & road noise is inevitable particularly in front bedroom!"

    There is no footpath along very busy road so taking dogs out difficult, only went up road with them once as access to footpath across fields is blocked! Had to take dogs out in car to go for walk! Owner was away until last evening, arrived back with 3 dogs of her own which would have been a major problem had she been home with only a small shared garden with the weather so hot!

    Reviewed by DerrickJul 2018

  • "The week was pleasant and when asking for a hoover [it was supplied straight away for use] so could use it with having two dogs so could use it daily to maintain cleanliness."

    The place itself was okay but was showing wear and tear with using, some windows had been replaced but will require further changing in the very near future especially as winter approaches. Looking at the place itself it presents well on first impression and the owner will accomodate needs like the dogs by allowing them free access, she has three dogs of her own which when she is not present can present with ongoing yapping noise that can travel at times, although the white goods are clean they require updating also. These are all things which does not impede a pleasant experience but would enhance it. With updating of the bedding which she stated had had large dogs on it previously and although clean did make us aware of this, on the whole we enjoyed our stay but for future development requires these areas to be corrected for a more perfect stay.

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2018

  • "Bungalow is excellent but wasn't told the garden is shared with the owner and her 3 dogs."

    Had to leave early due to this. Wouldn't book with sykes again as your not given full information.

    Reviewed by WMay 2018

  • "Nice cottage, just wanted a private access to garden."

    But was not too bad. A washing machine would be more helpful than a dishwasher. A bit mouldy, would not be an issue if I were not allergic to it, but tried to be out as much as possible, so had an amazing holiday. Area very nice, people warm and welcoming. The landlady very nice and helpful.

    Reviewed by EvaMar 2018

  • "Annie the host is really friendly the beds are super comfy"

    Reviewed by TinaMar 2018

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two double bedrooms
  • Bathroom with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory with sitting area.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed, lawned garden with furniture (shared with the owner)
  • This is a no smoking property
  • Shop 2 miles and pub 4 miles
  • Note: This property accepts 2 well behaved pets
  • Note: Due to the area the WiFi can be intermittent

The property

Corwen 4 miles.

A rustic, traditional bungalow near Corwen in North Wales situated next to the owner's home.

The brilliant rural location and comfortable living make this cottage perfect for a small group to come and relax in the Welsh countryside.

The hallway is long and narrow with a charming dresser with old-fashioned crockery adding real character straight away.

The sitting room has comfortable leather seating that sits in front of a fantastic feature fireplace boasting a woodburning stove, there is also a TV that you can curl up and watch on the crisp Welsh evenings.

The kitchen is bright and fresh with modern furnishings and stylish laminate flooring.

Dyffryn Bach has two cosy bedrooms and a bathroom.

The interior is complete with a large conservatory, a newly built room with fantastic countryside views, perfect to sit and look at with your morning coffee.

The cottage is surrounded by extensive fields and countryside waiting to be explored.

The town of Corwen is a short drive away, a charming town with traditional amenities such as a butchers, bakers and greengrocers as well as the usual pub, shops, cafés and restaurants, it makes a fantastic base for exploring the local area.

Snowdonia National Park is very close by, offering a fantastic range of natural beauty and activities to enjoy.

Llangollen and Bala are two very popular and beautiful destinations in North Wales and are certainly places not to miss.

A pleasant bungalow in a stunning rural location.

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About the location

CORWEN

Llangollen 10 miles; Bala 12 miles; Ruthin 12 miles; Betws-y-Coed 22 miles.

Set in the Clwydian Range and Dee Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, at the meeting point of five river valleys, is the picturesque North Wales market town of Corwen. A charming town offering plenty of local amenities including traditional butchers, greengrocers and bakeries as well as a selection of pubs, cafes, restaurants and a leisure centre, trim trail and children’s play area. Corwen provides everything you need whilst discovering this stunning area. A journey on the Llangollen Heritage Steam Railway, which has now been extended to Corwen, is one of the best ways to see the beautiful views of the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in comfort. Take a horse-drawn canal boat from Llangollen and visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pontcysyllte, Britain’s largest aqueduct. Corwen is immersed in history and heritage; learn about Owain Glyndwr, the self-proclaimed Prince of Wales, explore beautiful Rug Chapel and Langar Church, or climb through the heather to one of the most important Iron Age hill forts, Caer Drewyn, built around 800 BC. Visit the National Trust properties of Chirk Castle and Erddig, explore the atmospheric ruins of Cistercian Valle Crucis Abbey and Castell Dinas Brân. Foodies can visit the nearby Rhug Estate, one of the largest organic properties in the UK and dine at Tyddyn Llan in nearby Llandrillo, considered to be one of Wales' finest restaurants. The historical town of Ruthin and the town of Bala, with its celebrated lake, offering wonderful watersports, are just twenty minutes away by car. The exhilarating Snowdonia National Park is just fifteen minutes’ drive away; an arena of outdoor adventure just waiting for you to discover, which can also be accessed via the lovely village of Betws-y-Coed, the official 'Gateway to Snowdonia’.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas