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Grafog Farm Cottage

Groeslon, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 905146)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a very comfortable stay and a fantastic holiday in this lovely cottage."

    Plenty of space and everything you would need. The area is beautiful and the location is great with easy access to beaches, mountains and sightseeing . Would definitely stay again and highly recommend.

    Reviewed by EstherJul 2022

  • "Perfect in every way Fabulous cottage Lovely hosts Perfect location"

    Reviewed by SusiJul 2022

  • "Our cottage was absolutely perfect for our family holiday, our hosts were very welcoming and always on hand if we needed anything."

    Location was also perfect for where we wanted to visit. This was the first time for a cottage holiday and definitely will not be the last, Thankyou.

    Thank you Jane for your kind feedback. We are glad you could all enjoy a family holiday together, even in the heatwave! So glad you managed to visit the places on your list. Best wishes Simon & Serena. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2022

  • "Fantastic property, ideally situated for Snowdonia."

    The property itself is spacious, with four good sized rooms, perfect for larger family getaways. Upon entering the property we found that the owners had provided a 'welcome hamper' containing many essentials, which was a really nice touch. We were also provided with fresh eggs from the farm which were absolutely delicious. All-in-all a fantastic property run by lovely people, we can't wait to return!

    Tea and cake always helps after a long journey! Glad you all enjoyed the farmhouse and the area, may see you again in the future. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MikeJun 2022

  • "Grafog is a cosy and well equipped cottage."

    The owners, Simon and Serena, live next door. They were amazing hosts, friendly and always helpful. Grafog has a great big kitchen, and we enjoyed the challenge of learning to cook on an Aga. There’s plenty of parking, a secluded garden, and decent WiFi. A second bathroom would be a bonus for a larger group. Grafog is set back from a main road which means fast access north to Caernarfon and south to Criccieth and Porthmadog. If you cross the main road there’s a very long cycle track which is great for walking the dog. We’d happily return to Grafog; recommended.

    Thank you for the kind feedback and for visiting Grafog. Lovely to have met you and perhaps will see you again at some point. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2022

  • "We loved the cottage clean warm and comfortable."

    It is well equipped and spacious. The location was good for access to the National park and the Llyn peninsula. Excellent for dog owners! Hosts were helpful but mot intrusive.

    Glad you enjoyed the area and especially Glynllifon Park, it is a beautiful place. Thank you all for visiting. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Only improvement we would recommend is, given the property accepts dogs it was a shame that the back garden isnt secure.

    Thank you for the feedback. It is slightly difficult to fully enclose the garden for agile dogs, but we hope the use of the two acre field was of help to exercise the three dogs and keep them happy. Thank you for visiting. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2022

  • "Great cottage, couldn't fault anything!"

    Great location, clean, friendly owners Strongly recommend and I would book again!

    Glad you enjoyed your stay, thank you for the kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChrisMar 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely wonderful."

    A lovely selection of goodies had been left for us and the house was spotless. It was a perfect size for a family of 5 with a teenager and 2 grown up children as they all had their own room. Lovely kitchen with everything we could possibly need. Perfect location for visiting attractions like Zip World, Anglesey, Portmeirion, Llanberis and Caernarfon Castle to name but a few. Tesco and Morrisons just down the road for shopping - we booked a Tesco delivery for the day after we arrived. The fresh eggs from the farm were most welcome... absolutely delicious. Storm Eunice meant we had to stay in for our last day but we spent a lazy day playing the games in the cottage with the fire roaring. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Thank you so much for the recommendation , glad Eunice didn’t spoil the break too much! Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarolynneFeb 2022

  • "The cottage was amazing and the owners went above and beyond to accommodate our requests."

    Such a gem of a place, thank you!

    Thank you Martin for your kind words, glad you enjoyed the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MartinDec 2021

  • "Second visit to Grafog farm because it’s perfect for our needs."

    Great location for access to the mountains, and a lovely cottage too. Absolutely recommended.

    Thank you for the valued feedback, much appreciated, hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StevenDec 2021

  • "Gorgeous characterful house, owners next door very friendly and helpful, small campsite next to house but very quiet when we visited."

    Very quiet location but 2 local villages only 2 mins by car, 20 mins walk, only 5 miles from Caernafon and Bangor, Angelsey etc. We would definitely recommend this property and would book again.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Grafog farm."

    Serena and Simon we lovely and very welcoming. The cottage is very cosy and once we had got used to Doreen( the Rayburn) all was good. It is in a good central location we lots at things to do near by. Having the Lon eifion so close was great for the dogs to have a good safe run. Thank you so much for a very enjoyable holiday

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2021

  • "The cottage was comfortable, extremely clean with nice outside space."

    Simon and Serena are great hosts, providing information as well as lots of fresh eggs. We had a throughly enjoyable week and would happily return

    Reviewed by RachaelJul 2021

  • "Beautiful house in a wonderful location."

    Really didn't want to go home. Lovely welcome goodies and fresh eggs throughout our stay. Very thoughtful hosts. Thanks so much.

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2021

  • "Excellent cottage, well located for touring."

    We had a fantastic week of weather so enjoyed the outside space and public rooms were great for our family gathering. Kitchen really well stocked and clean. Owners were really friendly and helpful, and lovely seeing their horses and chickens around. Only issue for us was that the floor is a bit uneven in the old cottage as you might expect but not perfect for infirm guests. Otherwise a brilliant week.

    Reviewed by RobinJul 2021

  • "This is the best holiday we've had a for a long time."

    North Wales is just beautiful and Grafog Cottage was an absolute treat. From start to finish, we felt very welcome and little things like the bara brith and fresh eggs from the farm made it even more welcoming. It felt like a home from home and I could have stayed all summer. Being an older cottage I was worried the ceilings would be low but we had ample head room so at 6 foot 2 we had no issues. The enclosed garden was lovely and we enjoyed many a mealtime out on the picnic table and used the barbecue. The dog was very happy and the kids had space to run around. The floors creak and the doors squeak but it's full of character and you can tell the owners put the time and effort into making it cosy and welcoming. It is well equipped and don't think we wanted for anything in terms of facilities. Plenty hot water when you need it, just remember to pop on the boiler in the laundry room. There's also a rotary dryer out the back if the weather allows. The sitting room was comfortable for watching Wimbledon. If I could bring my own mattress, I don't think I would ever leave. Away from the cottage, the farm shop at Inigo Jones is a must for BBQ supplies, fruit and veg. They do a brilliant Welsh breakfast in the adjacent cafe. I've not been to such a friendly place in a long time. We went to Anglesey Transport Museum at Serena's recommendation and was a good day out for petrolheads young and old. Sygun Copper Mine was also a popular trip. Other highlights included trips to Betws-y-Coed, Great Orme, Llandudno promenade, Pwllheli, Beddgelert and Caernarfon. The coastal drive down to Porthmadog is also beautiful. Closer to home there are walks for the dog right from the farm cottage that take you down on to the Caernarfon-Bryncir cycle-path. We didn't want to leave and we've already booked for next year. The next time we'll be bringing the bikes though!

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2021

  • "We had a lovely family stay at Grafog Farm Cottage, it was quiet and relaxing and had everything we could think of for a wonderful holiday."

    It’s very conveniently located for Snowdon and surrounding attractions. The owners were always available if needed. The campsite is close however you wouldn’t even know it was there when your in the cottage as they have separated it with bushes and trees that totally surround the garden offering great privacy and a pretty view. It was my daughters 18th birthday on the day we arrived and she was welcomed to the cottage with a birthday cake and decorations making her day that much more special, a wonderful personal touch! We would not hesitate to visit again and very much recommend a stay to other holiday makers looking to visit the area.

    Reviewed by HelenJun 2021

  • "Well positioned, well appointed farmhouse with a lovely garden to sit out in."

    Numerous castles, gardens, beaches and mountains all within an hour's drive. We were spoilt for choice of things to do. If you have allergies do note that one of the farm cats is very friendly and invites itself in. Would certainly recommend a stay here, especially as the owners are so pleasant and helpful.

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2020

  • "Lovely spacious family cottage ,clean & comfortable."

    friendly owners,welcome pack on arrival wine, chocolates, Bura loaf,milk,butter and bread.plus as many free range eggs as you can eat.Felt like home from home, already planning to return next year.

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage of a considerable size which really suited our family gathering."

    The property retains all the period charm expected balanced alongside all of today’s modern conveniences. We loved the Rayburn, the chickens roaming and especially the eggs provided by the owners on your doorstep...a lovely touch. We unexpectedly had to take our dogs at the last hour as one required medication throughout the period and the owners were very accommodating. The property is centrally located and close to a variety of Holiday activities: beaches, walks, towns to explore and the obvious Yr Eryri (Snowdon). A great location which also boasts a doggy daycare centre close by so you can be dog free if required on the odd day ....if only to give them a rest while you continue to get out and about. Thank you Simon and Serena, you helped provide a really special holiday experience.

    Reviewed by ShelleyAug 2020

  • "Our second time at Grafog Farm Cottage and we enjoyed it just as much as the first time."

    Reviewed by DebbieJul 2020

  • "The cottage was amazing for so many reasons."

    Simon and Serena were so friendly and helpful. They gave us fresh eggs...logs for the fire. The place was extremely clean and spacious. The cottage was warm and water was constantly hot. The facilities and equipment was all new and there was so much provided for . All the added extras were so thoughtful. The cottage is in a great location to see all the beaches and mountains. The cottage is in a peaceful place and there is a beautiful wooded walk near the roundabout. Definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by sJul 2020

  • "Good location, the property proved to be spacious, The large kitchen with a dining area was very good, very much on par with the traditional farm kitchen, which traditionally, was the hub of the farm."

    The four of us in the group spent much time sitting on the long bench seats that ran down the length of the equally long table. It was a pleasure to be able to sit around the table enjoying our meals and socialising, much in the same way as it would have been when it was a working farm. The lounge was roomy, with comfortable sofas. The wood stove was a little bit of a hassle. It was rather temperamental and somewhat difficult to manage. Despite operating the the air flow devices as per the instruction book, it was often a case of all or nothing. Upstairs the four bedrooms where all of a good size. They all had plenty of storage space, were clean and tidy with comfortable beds. The upstairs bathroom suite was modern, clean and tidy, complete with both a shower and and a very large bath were one could enjoy a long, leisurely soak. Overall, the group enjoyed their stay at the cottage.

    Reviewed by Brenda-dawnFeb 2020

  • "We weathered not one, but two storms in this wonderful Welsh Farmhouse with warmth, wine and comfort."

    There was a lovely bara brith, a bottle of wine and half a dozen fresh eggs to greet us. The house was well appointed and comfortable. The living room waslarge enough for all us and a wonderful woodburning stove that kept us cozy throughout our stay, a great space for family fun. The kitchen has a great Rayburn stove and huge farmhouse kitchen table that was a brilliant space for all our meals. A cottage with real character, comfort and coziness!

    Reviewed by HarleyFeb 2020

  • "Beautiful traditional cottage with fantastic hosts"

    Reviewed by AdamSep 2019

  • "What a fabulous place!"

    The cottage was clean and tidy when we arrived, even though we were allowed to drop freezer stuff and luggage off a couple of hours early. Simon and Serena are fantastic hosts, and made us feel very welcome with a starter pack of bread, milk, Welsh cakes, and wine! Nothing was too much trouble and when we had a plumbing emergency, Simon dealt with it in a very prompt manner. Would I go again? Definetley! Would I recommend it? Oh yes! Thank you very much for a fantastic holiday!

    Reviewed by PhilAug 2019

  • "Grafog Farm is lovely and a fantastic base for visiting beautiful North Wales."

    We had everything we needed in the accommodation and were welcomed and looked after very well.

    Reviewed by DebbieJul 2019

  • "I have used sykes cottages for around three years due to the standard of their cottages are very high ."

    This cottage was one of their new listings and again this cottage did not disappoint The cottage is set on farming land and is laid back far from the road which is ideal for people travelling with pets . The location of the cottage is situated in North Wales therefore it make accessing Snowdonia , Lanberis , and Neuadd Dwyfor a short driving distance . There is a walking and cycling track across from the cottage which allows to to track right into Caernarfon where you come out directly behind the castle . This track is used by many so is safe to do . The cottage owner lives on site so if there is any problems they are on hand to help . I would recommend this cottage to people travelling in a large group due to the space and size .

    Reviewed by MichelleJul 2019

  • "Stunning property, in a beautiful area of Wales."

    We found a real hidden gem in nearby Llyn Nantlle lake (our children spent hours swimming and canoeing there). The cottage owners were perfect hosts. Next time we visit, we will bring our horse too :)

    Reviewed by BruceJul 2019

  • "The cottage is wonderful."

    Very clean. Plenty of equipment. The owners were lovely and were on hand if we needed advice but we didn't really see them at all despite being on site. Would use this cottage as a base again as it has great pubs and takeaways close at hand and is near the beaches and the mountains (and the Zip wire)

    Reviewed by AngelaJun 2019

  • "Excellent amenities, friendly and welcoming hosts would highly recommend this property."

    Reviewed by JudithJun 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Grafog farm cottage."

    The cottage is in a great location for exploring the Snowdonia region and it contained everything we needed for our weeks stay. The owners are lovely, friendly people and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend a stay at this cottage, we absolutely loved it & didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2019

  • "The cottage is clean, comfortable and very well equipped - with good storage spaces and plenty of room."

    Parking is excellent. The cottage is well situated being set back from the road but in a convenient location to explore the area. We were made to feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. A good holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by MoiraMay 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Couldn’t have asked for any more. Lots of little extras which were very welcome and owners were also lovely. Great location for coast or hills.

    Reviewed by SengaMay 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay in May."

    The house is lovely and spacious, we were there as 6 adults, 1 baby and 2 dogs and it never felt cramped at all. The living room was a lot nicer than it looked on the pictures and the kitchen and utility are well equipped, everywhere was very clean and the bathroom is nice and modern. This is a great base, there are lots of places to visit within a 30 minute drive. There is a small campsite at the bottom of the garden, this wasn't an issue for us, there were only a couple of people staying there and there was no noise disruption, the garden is large and the campsite is mainly obstructed by trees. The blinds in the bedrooms are very thin so if you're travelling with a young child it might be worth taking a travel blind. The owner was nice and helpful and left fresh eggs from the chickens, we would stay here again if we were visiting this part of Wales.

    Reviewed by RachelMay 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, lots of unexpected surprises, great location."

    Safe and secure for the children. Beautiful animals. Friendly helpful owners, we would return. Thank you for a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2019

  • "Absolutely amazing myself and extended family had a fantastic time , the farm is beautiful and we were very well looked after Great location for local attractions and such a beautiful place to stay ."

    .. will be booking again

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2019

  • "The house was so comfortable the owners were very helpful."

    Getting lovely fresh eggs was great! The location for north wales was superb. Highly recommended. The only thing was it allows dogs but the garden isn’t secure to let them off so was a bit of a nuisance first thing in the morning at night as had to take them on lead.

    Reviewed by NadineApr 2019

  • "A Beautiful cottage."

    .. lovely location. Everything provided that you could need. Fantastic hosts .. We went to celebrate my 50th birthday. Balloons and a banner were awaiting our arrival. Absolutely superb. Good memories made ..

    Reviewed by JennieMar 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting with beautiful hosts that went that step further to make our stay more than perfect."

    .. can not thank them enough for there kindness x

    Reviewed by NiaMar 2019

  • "The cottage is a great place for a family gathering."

    Serena and Simon have thought of everything you might need. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JulieFeb 2019

  • "Simon and Serena really looked after us and made us very welcome."

    Lovely cottage, lovely spot , great holiday!

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2019

  • "Wonderful charming cottage, owners have thought about everything you might need and included them."

    Would definitely recommend, there was 4 adults 3 children and 1 dog in our party which was perfect for the property.

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2018

  • "Brilliant , all of it"

    Reviewed by SharonDec 2018

  • "Gorgeous cottage in ideal location."

    The cottage was so cosy and beautifully decorated. The farm setting was lovely. The kitchen in particular was really nice, the Aga was excellent for cooking on. Owners were very kind and generous - giving us lovely fresh eggs from the farm which were perfect for breakfast. Really enjoyed our stay and will definitely return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by RobinNov 2018

  • "The hosts were extremely welcoming and friendly, the accommodation was well appointed and easily sufficient for the four of us (and I'm sure seven would find the same), there was lots of space even with two dogs."

    We have no hesitation in recommending the cottage :-)

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2018

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Summary

  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with double ended bath, seperate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove.
  • Oil central heating and wood burning stove
  • AGA cooking range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility
  • TV with Freeview, DVD player, Wifi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for wood burning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Patio and garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (downstairs only)
  • Additional dogs may be accepted - please enquire beforehand
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 10 min walk
  • Note: As the cottage is part of the owners small holding there are horses, cats and chickens around so please keep dogs under control at all times
  • Note: The owners also have a very small camping field close by but this in no way detracts from cottages and its facilities
  • Note: Check in 4pm.

The property

A beautiful white washed stone farm cottage, attached to the owners own home and sits within their 11 acre small-holding on the outskirts of the village of Groeslon, five miles from the Royal town of Caernarfon in North Wales.

Grafog Farm Cottage has been sympathetically renovated by its current owenrs, retaining original features and lots of charm and character.

The cottage provides a wonderful base from which to explore this diverse area as well as providing a warm and welcoming home from home for your holiday.

The cottage is best suited for a family or couples who wish to spend some quality time together and create some wonderful memories to take away.

Enter this charming cottage and head left into the spacious heart-warming sitting room with beamed ceiling and a very impressive inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove, perfect for those cosy nights in watching your favourite films.

A stylish country-cottage-style kitchen with a lovely AGA cooking range is well-equipped and has lovely wood flooring, a belfast sink and kitchen table with seating and plenty of room for everyone.

The four lovely and individually styled bedrooms are located on the first floor, the main bedroom offering a king-size bed, all serviced by a spacious family bathroom with a double ended bath and separate shower, whilst downstairs there is also a cloakroom for added convenience.

There is ample parking at the rear of the cottage in the farm courtyard and to the front of the cottage a private crushed slate seating area which extends to a great garden area, prefect for the kids.

The village is a short walk away, offering a traditional Welsh 'Tafarn' (pub) and Inigo slate works with a café is worth a visit, you are sure to pick up a souvenir or small gift to take back home.

The historic, medieval walled town of Caernarfon, dominated by its majestic medieval castle and boasting an array of shops and restaurants, is only a short drive away, whilst Llanberis, the starting points for many routes up Mount Snowdon is also within easy reach.

Beautiful natural attractions such as Llyn Nantlle Uchaf and Nantlle Valley are also easily accessible by car, so there’s no end to the abundance of great days out to be had from your doorstep.

For those who love walking, there are some excellent routes from the cottage, not to mention the beautiful Blue Flag beach at Dinas Dinlle, offering a sloping shoreline, sand dunes and rock pools, just four miles away.

Slightly further afield are also attractions including Bounce Below and Zip World Velocity 2 and Zip World Titan.

A comforting retreat, with something for everyone to enjoy all-year-round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £0.

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About the location

GROESLON

Caernarfon 5 miles; Anglesey 13 miles

A pretty Welsh village just outside of the majestic Snowdonia National Park. Groeslon is the ideal base for exploring all of what North Wales has to offer. The village itself offers the traditional Penionyn Tafarn pub serving food, the ideal spot to sit and relax after a day of activities. There is also the Indigo Jones Slateworks, a slate business dating back to the 1860's which has a delightful café and is dog friendly. There is seemingly endless places to see and things to do around Groeslon with the historic town of Caernarfon just a short drive away, and the amazing Isle of Anglesey just slightly further, a place you must visit whilst in North Wales. There is also an abundance of seaside resorts nearby if that's your thing, with Dinas Dinlle, Pwllheli and Porthmadog all within easy reach. Of course the Snowdonia National Park cannot be missed, with an enormous range of scenery, walking and wildlife to enjoy.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas