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Yr Wyddfa

(Ref. 931576)

Glasinfryn near Bangor, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "Disappointing on arrival, cold & looked neglected."

    Nice owners, but attention to outside area and cottage is required. Good location for visiting coastal locations & Anglesey.

    Reviewed by Philip2.8Apr 2024

  • "Lovely place ideal for 2 people everything you need and the area is stunning the ..."

    Lovely place ideal for 2 people everything you need and the area is stunning the views and things to do nearby well worth it

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Sep 2023

  • "We were made very welcome by the landlord Mr Jones and the Bara Brith was really lovely!"

    It's a great location for so many things and places:- The Spinneys nature reserve up on the Coast near Aberogwen( about 5 - 10 mins by car) was a hidden gem. Small hides, but great place to walk on the beach and see incoming wildlife. If you want to see red squirrels go to the Dingle nature reserve in Llangefni Anglesey. Lovely 30 minute walk up to the reservoir there too. It's only about 3/4 hour to Portmeirion, and worth a visit. Farm shop in next village is good for local cheese, eggs, milk and fresh salad stuff, and sells great ground coffee! It also has a small coffee shop selling cakes and home made pies and pasties. Cottage was very comfy and clean. Only thing I would say is to make sure to bring some washing up liquid and whatever you clean dishes with, as these arn't provided. Plates are microwaveable, but might be useful to have a small micro -waveable bowl to heat food up. Otherwise cottage has all the basics you'll need. Very peaceful place to stay.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Sep 2023

  • "Great welcome by host and Bara Brith cake was a welcome bonus."

    Nice and quiet area in lovely Welsh village but only a short drive from Bangor and its facilities. Good base for exploring North Wales.

    Reviewed by John3.8Aug 2023

  • "Nicely set up and in an ideal location for exploring both mountains and coast."

    We had a warm welcome from the owner. Recently installed central heating will make this toasty warm in cooler months and appreciated it being on for a couple of cooler evenings in the summer too.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2023

  • "Pleasantly welcomed with a homemade bara brith but unfortunately we found the property depressing."

    The outlook from the lounge was of hanging baskets and tubs with dead plants, foot high weeds and wheelie bins. Inside was not much better with long runs of unpainted pipework. The shower room was dark, damp and cool with rusty fittings. It would take only a little money and effort to make this place less neglected. On the plus side it was clean and well equipped. Not your usual standard Sykes.

    Sorry i do apologise for the neglected gardening ill take that on board as for the pipe work we have only just had central heating fitted as it was storage heaters , we can only paint and upgrade during the Christmas period coming as its a difficult task to decorate in the 5 hour gap between check ins , same goes for the wet room thats being upgraded christmas too , the wheelie bins where kept round the back but we have just had an infestation of wasps so had to relocate them , i do hope you enjoyed your stay apart from the obvious above ! regards ian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Noel2.5Jul 2023

  • "Ian was a great host, was about from time to time as he lives "upstairs" but not at all intrusive."

    Property had everything we needed, comfortable, even the bed! Location was perfect. Very quite wee village but, great for local walks to Bangor or Bethesda. About 3 miles each direction along the old railway. Watch out for the colony of Small Egrets on the left just before the end of the Bangor walk. Couple of minutes from the A55 so easy access to Tesco 5 minutes along the road. Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, Bangor, Holyhead on Anglesey all worth a visit. Conwy busy but great wee tourist town. Visit to Caernarfon Castle is a must. Spent about 3 hours there. All within about 30m minutes from the accommodation by car. We had a really good holiday.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great quiet little place just outside Bangor."

    Very friendly owner and great welcome cake. All facilities were fine and csbt think of anything i needed. Was great having somewhere to store a bike.

    thank you very much for the feed back glad you enjoyed the cake Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Ian is the perfect host."

    Friendly and helpful with a great knowledge of the area. His Barra Brith is legendary. Yr Wyddfa is a lovely place to stay. It is spotlessly clean when you arrive. Just the right size for two. A comfy bed and cosy lounge area. It is very well located. There are three National Trust properties nearby and wonderful nature reserves and walks on Angelsey. Our second stay, and booking for our third.

    Thank you very much, looking forward to seeing you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation very quiet place and just what we needed."

    Lots of things around to explore.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2023

  • "Cute little place."

    Suited us brilliantly and fantastic value for money. Already booked again for the next visit.

    Reviewed by Nichola4.1Apr 2023

  • "A great location for short break."

    Everything we needed in the accommodation, a lovely welcome by Ian... and great baking! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Mar 2023

  • "Return visit x3."

    Cosy, warm and ideal for singles or couples. Many more visits i predict as i travel to see my family who live close by. Wish dogs were allowed is my only observation.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Yr Wyddfa cottage which was spacious, warm and comfortable with all necessary utensils for cooking."

    We were warmly welcomed by Mr Jones with a Bara Brith cake which was delicious.The cottage is very conveniently located for hiking Snowdonia and visiting Anglesey and the north coast. Cycling is easy too with the Ogwen trail at the doorstep. Perfect in all aspects:)

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely stay."

    As a lady staying on my own whilst visiting family, i felt safe and warm and very welcome. Its an ideal little bolthole i have also stayed next door in tryfan 3 years ago. A quiet cosy property and the treat awaiting on arrival in the shape of Ian's home made Bara brith was delicious. I will certainly be back.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely property and setting- walks and cycle routes from the door."

    Parking right outside. Welcoming host- lovely to arrive to barabrith! Great to be able to lock bikes in shed. It is not a problem but useful to know there are no 'basics' such as tea bags, milk, so bring what you need

    Reviewed by Leigh4.7Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was peaceful, quiet and a good location."

    Covered our needs at value for money price. Host was friendly and helpful and his bira birth was delicious.

    Reviewed by Kenneth3.8Jun 2022

  • "The host was absolutely lovely and super helpful with any question on the local area."

    The accommodation was clean and the kitchen well stocked. The location was perfect and near Snowdon and A5 to quickly get to any of the nearby towns and castles. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Fabio5.0May 2022

  • "Very welcoming host."

    Cottage is in an ideal location for exploring North Wales. It’s spacious and equipped with everything you need.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2021

  • "Exceptional host made us feel very welcome."

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Sep 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Yr Wyddfa."

    A lovely, clean and quiet accommodation. A perfect location for exploring North Wales and Snowdonia. Ian and Mandy are friendly hosts, and spent time helping us to learn the pronunciation of some of the places we visited and mountains we climbed! Much appreciated! On arrival we were greeted with a delicious freshly baked Bara Brith (traditional Welsh tea bread) which we really appreciated and enjoyed on our mountain walks! We highly recommend this accommodation as it has everything you need for a comfortable stay and the hosts are most welcoming. Thanks again Ian and Mandy we hope to be back again soon! Jamie and Lise.

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Good location for popular attractions."

    Friendly and helpful owner (Ian).

    Reviewed by Tseyang4.4May 2021

  • "Lovely location."

    Peaceful and quiet. Close to beaches and attractions. Castles, gardens and steam railway. Host very friendly and helpful. All in all a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2020

  • "The only grumble that we had was in the bathroom We did not have anywhere to put our clothes when either using the shower or having a wash."

    This would have been cured by having a towel rail or somewhere to put our clothes to keep them dry.

    Reviewed by Gordon4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely host, very helpful and provided us with some nice extras like eggs from his chickens and a freshly baked cake."

    Would happily stay there again

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Very nice comfortable cottage good location for travelling around the area."

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Aug 2020

  • "As always a great break in North Wales."

    Our 5th in 21 months! Ian and Mandy are excellent hosts, delicious barbarith waiting for us. Lovely hamlet with good access roads, great parking and holiday let has ever thing we need. New decor looks lovely. Highly recommend this holiday let for exploring Snowdonia and Anglesey. Our favourite holiday let!! ,

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Jan 2020

  • "Mr Jones was very Friendly and helpful."

    Good location for enjoying North Wales Coast and Angelsey. Cottage very comfortable and I intend to return.

    Reviewed by Monica5.0Nov 2019

  • "We love this holiday let and it has all we need."

    From Ians delicious barabrith, funny stories and hospitality to the beautiful location. We enjoy revisiting North Wales as Anglesey so much we have booked our 5th and 6th revisit in 2020. Ideal for zip wire experience ( not that we have the courage to do it!). We highly recommend Yr Wyddfa and look forward to our next visit. Well done Ian, Mandy & girls ( hens!!) X

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Sep 2019

  • "The accommodation was excellent."

    It was clean, quiet and had everything we required. Mr Jones was a brilliant host, friendly and very helpful and his chickens were very entertaining. The accommodation was a great place to use as a base to visit lots of attractions.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fantastic accommodation with very friendly hosts."

    Bara brith on arrival (very tasty) and freshly laid eggs the following day. Really good location to access Snowdon and North Wales.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jul 2019

  • "Cottage ok but could do with re-decorating in living room."

    Main problem was the bathroom, which I can only describe as " in need of a good clean ". The wet room floor does not drain properly and stays constantly wet, causing it to be Black with mould. I spent an hour cleaning the shower area before we could use it. The ceiling is also mouldy. Also, why is there a rusty old wheelchair left in the bathroom? The owner also has some chickens which constantly try to follow you into the cottage and won't go away from the door. Hence, the doorstep is always covered in chicken muck. I would not use this cottage again.

    Reviewed by C1.9Jun 2019

  • "Cottage was good, the welcome was excellent, Bara Brith cake was very welcome."

    Shame about the weather but that was nothing to do with the cottage.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had an enjoyable stay very quiet and relaxing accommodation."

    Ian had baked us a bara brith cake which was very nice. Chickens were a source of entertainment! Handy for Bangor good road network , and some lovely walks.

    Reviewed by Margaret Vivien5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage is clean, spacious and comfortable, and ideally suited for walking, cycling and climbing in Snowdonia and Anglesey."

    Ian and Mandy are genuinely the perfect hosts and genuinely lovely people. We visited before and loved it, and enjoyed this repeat visit every bit as much.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2019

  • "This is our third visit to this holiday let in eleven months."

    Just love the ideal location for visiting North Wales and Anglesey. Ian and Mandy are great hosts and will never tire of delicious barbarith Ian bakes. The holiday let is in a lovely village but shops are only two miles away. So comfortable and perfect for us. Would highly recommend and are going back in Autumn

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Mar 2019

  • "Great location, accommodation as listed , and great host Ian."

    The Bara Brith was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Carys4.7Feb 2019

  • "The holiday let was good and the owners were friendly hosts."

    Reviewed by Stuart4.1Oct 2018

  • "Great place and lovely people."

    Chickens were great. Love to come again. Area is fantastic and really enjoyed our break. Roads are brilliant. Thanks for cake, wife loved it. Next place has to be for 3 and the hound. Excellent.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in great location for exploring North Wales."

    Our hosts were very welcoming and ensured we had a great stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.1Jul 2018

  • "Very nice one level spacious cottage, another adjoining if there are more of you wishing to go, very friendly people and a gorgeous warm home made Bara Brith waiting on our arrival."

    Lots of places to see, in the vicinity of the property. We went on the Boat trip from Beaumaris along the Menai Straits under both bridges, it was beautiful. The town is very nice too. The Liverpool Arms Fish and Chips was Excellent. Over the bridge to Anglesey which has a RNLI Museum and the Lighthouse Stacks. Llanwrst has a beautiful river, with a very old bridge, beside this is a little cottage which is a cafe. Excellent food. Try the Ham Welsh Rarebit Delicious. Conwy and Llandudno are worth a visit, if you want the coast. Boat trips here too. Llanberis for the small steam train around the lake. Slate Museum and other things to see, a lovely gift shop too. Snowden is here too if you wish.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful location and the perfect base for us to explore Snowdonia, north Wales and Anglesey."

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Jun 2018

  • "Owner lives on the premises and was there to meet us."

    Showed us around and had even baked us a special Welsh cake (regret cannot recall the Welsh name). Very friendly chap. Premises ideal for us. Perfect location for what we were looking to do. Very clean and tidy and had all that we needed, Really nice area with lots to see and do. Hoping to return later in the year and certainly like to stay here again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2018

  • "A comfortable base for exploring Snowdonia and Anglesey."

    Very helpful owner and good wi-fi.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7May 2018

  • "Central location for North Wales which made touring around very easy."

    Quiet and comfortable flat with its own parking. All good!!

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Apr 2018

  • "The owners of the property made us feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble."

    It is a very good base for exploring this part of Wales as there so many to visit within easy driving distance.

    Reviewed by Pearl5.0Sep 2017

  • "The cottage is very well placed for touring N Wales."

    The nearest city is Bangor which is only about 10 mins by car. There are no shops at all near the cottage but there are supermarkets in Bangor( Aldi,Lidl and Asda).

    Reviewed by Hazel4.6Jun 2017

  • "Very friendly owner, great cake on arrival (still warm from the oven)."

    Great base for touring

    Reviewed by Chris4.8Sep 2016

  • "Good clean cottage."

    Ideally placed to visit many areas of Wales. The cottage is suitable for the less abled. Good friendly and helpful owners.

    5.0Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room and dining area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, air fryer, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars in shared courtyard
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Shared, gravel courtyard to front with private furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Due to ramped access, wide doors and wet room shower, this property may be suitable for those with limited mobility, please contact the owner for more information
  • Note: Bed is accessed each side by separate doors from sitting room
  • Note: Wi-Fi can be subject to weather and area availability
  • Note paddle boards and inflatable kayaks available for free, wetsuits not included
  • Please note: This property may not be suitable for those using public transport.

The property

This lovely ground floor apartment is ideally located to explore the surrounding countryside and Snowdonia and offers a lovely base for your holiday accommodation.

Furnished and equipped to offer couples a lovely cosy, modern and welcoming stay with an open plan sitting room and dining area forming the hub of the home and a well-fitted kitchen with everything you need to make tasty home prepared meals for those nights you don’t want to eat out.

Completing the accommodation is a large bathroom with wet room shower that could suit a wheelchair user and a double bedroom with a quirky layout with two doors providing individual access to each side of the bed.

Outside you will find parking for two cars in a shared courtyard, along with a private patio table for alfresco dining and relaxing.

This charming Bangor cottage makes a lovely, convenient base from which to explore all that this tranquil location has to offer.

Note: This apartment can be booked with Ref 931575 next door, together they sleep 4.

Old School Barns

The Old School Barns offer a pair of delightful ground floor barn conversions located below the owner's home in the pretty hamlet of Glasinfryn, 2 miles from the university town of Bangor, on the North Wales Coast. These comfortably styled ground floor apartments both benefit from doorstep drop off, gently sloping ramps, wide doors and wet room showers to suit the less able bodied. Close to the North Wales coast, you can enjoy walking paths which run past the driveway. These apartments are suitable for a variety of different holiday opportunities from use as a central touring base to explore Anglesey and Snowdonia, or as a peaceful get away from your busy daily life. A footpath leads from the end of the drive to connect up with the North Wales Path for walks into Bangor town, with its historic Pier and high street shops, bars and fantastic restaurants to tease your taste buds. Discounts for Zip World may be available, please check their website or facebook page.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Menai Bridge 2.5 miles; Beaumaris 7 miles; Caernarfon 10 miles; Llanberis 11 miles.

Bangor is a university town on the North Wales coast with a large range of shops, bars and restaurants. It is the main crossing point for the Isle of Anglesey with two road bridges across the Menai Strait. Across the water, the castle and pier at Beaumaris make a lovely day out, or you can catch a boat to enjoy a trip out to Puffin Island. The Anglesey Coastal Path takes in beautiful scenery, and the island is home to many fine beaches including Rhosneigr, Trearddur Bay and Red Wharf Bay. The NT mansion Plas Newydd is on the island, while on the mainland further NT properties can be found including Penrhyn Castle and Bodnant Gardens. The spectacular mountains and lakes of Snowdonia are just a short drive way, with plenty of castles, beaches and other attractions on offer in this wonderful region. Bangor and the Menai Straits really do offer the best of both worlds!

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Please note: This property may not be suitable for those using public transport.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas