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Hen Dy Craig Yr Ronwy

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Capel Celyn near Bala, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was beautiful and we felt so relaxed there,it was fascinating to see how much work the owners had put into it from a derelict building."

    I enjoyed the beautiful view from the kitchen whilst having my morning coffee, and it is central to other places to visit. We were also left a welcome gift. The hot tub was great except I have booked places where they are cleaned and treated every day and it was getting grubby. Also the farm dogs barked in early hours which woke us. Other than that it was a superb break highly recommended and would definitely book again.

    Hi, thank you for the lovely comments, and I agree with you, the view is amazing and sat with a coffee watching the sun rise is very relaxing. I can only apologise you were disturbed by the farm dogs, unfortunately this is beyond our control. We take on board your comments re the hot tub, and again can only apologise. We do have a maintenance and cleaning team who should have come over mid stay to clean / maintain the tub for you. I hope this won't deter you from booking again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.7May 2024

  • "Beautiful location and tranquil, Not many walking paths around the location but a lot within a short drive, and probably the reason the location remained quiet throughout the whole stay which was lovely Had read previous reviews about the local farm dogs barking, they rarely barked throughout our whole stay (just when we went past), and even then, it wasn't disruptive at all!"

    So definitely don't let this put you off prior to booking! Lots of extra little bits such as games, air beds, etc, we didn't make use but nice to have the option The fencing around the property was mostly perfect but wouldn't leave the dogs outside unattended just incase as some parts weren't very high, more suited to smaller dogs, but that didn't effect the stay, and did make the views nicer. All in all, couldn't have asked for a better property!

    Thank you for your lovely review, it is always pleasing to know that the dogs (although can be a little noisy on occasion) aren't always a major problem. If you would like to let me know where you think the fencing could be improved to accommodate larger dogs we are more than happy to see what we can do to support this . We hope you would come and stay again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jessica4.7Apr 2024

  • "What a wonderful stay!"

    From the moment we opened the door to a lovely welcome pack and a warm & clean cottage with amazing views. Somuch space...from the Whiskey snug to a big open lounge and a lovely kitchen diner. We spent the days in Snowdonia outdoor swimming and the evenings cooking, eating, enjoying the evening views and playing games - TV with Netflix etc in lounge but we never switched it on! The bedrooms are all spacious and two big shared bathrooms and an extra downstairs shower off the utility room which has an amazing floor (I won't spoil the surprise!) All beautifully decorated and even toiletries supplied in case you forget to bring. Our week was so full that we only managed to use the hot tub once - great fun, particularly the lighting! The cottage is in a great location for travelling around Snowdonia - if you take the road left out of the cottage it takes you to the Blaenau Ffestiniog, Beddgelert (50 mins) or the coast. Some stunning drives. If you turn left out of the cottage you can drive to Bala Lake or round to Betws-y-Coed and Capel Curig & Snowdon. For lake swimming the cottage was in a great location - we managed Llynau Mymbyr, Llyn Geririonydd, Llyn Gwynant, Llyn Dinas, Llyn Mwyngil and Llyn Padarn suring our week - The utility room at the house was great for washing & drying our swimming gear everyday. Thanks for a wonderful stay. Just a tiny recommendation - the Sat Nav address covers a few properties and initially took us to the first house after the bend. Might be good to mention the house is third turn on the right if coming from Bala opposite the public parking site on the road about 800m after the bend.

    Thank you for your amazing review, we are so glad you had an enjoyable stay, it sounds like you had a great week. We are so glad you found the house equipped for everything you needed and nice of you to point out the complimentary toiletries provided. We have taken on board regards the location and the Sat Nav taking you to the first house, we have asked Sykes to add a clearer guide to the key features. We would love to welcome you back again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cosy house to stay."

    We staying in February and it was very warm in the house. The hot tub was a real treat with fantastic views from it. The house had 2 separate staircases to 2 of the bedrooms on each side of the house. That suited us well but might not with families with children. The floors downstairs were all stone and lots of internal steps (as advertised in the description) but just to be aware that might not suit a family with a toddler, as hard floors and lots of steps. Also beams and oddly positioned ceiling lights meant the taller people in our party were constantly hitting their heads! But would recommend as a lovely place to stay for a walking holiday.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. The views are indeed amazing, even in February. We hope to welcome you again some time regards Keith & Tracy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Feb 2024

  • "The property is beautiful and very well renovated."

    Brilliantly equipped, with pretty much everything you could think of, plus lots of lovely little extras, which is a lovely touch by the owners. Cleaned to a good standard upon arrival. There were just a couple if things which we found would have personally benefited us. A wardrobe in all 4 bedrooms not just 2 of them A mirror in all 4 bedrooms not just 1 of them. A long mirror somewhere in the house. Plus a small bin in each bedroom would have made things easier for us too. Despite the chandeliers being beautiful, they were quite literally a pain, because the ceilings are already quite low (which of course we expect in a period property), but 2 of our party kept banging their heads on the chandeliers which hang very low from the already low ceilings. For the most part it was peaceful, but there are 2 dogs in cages near to the house who barked on and off throughout the day which was fine, but they barked for longer periods of time and, what seemed to be, louder throughout the night, disturbing everyone's sleep. It would have been good to have known before booking that to go anywhere, even for a walk from the property, you need to jump in the car first, as there is no footpaths or walking routes from the property. Everything needs to be driven to first, then go on beautiful walks in this stunning part of the world. The owners were very helpful when helping us to resolve a problem with the hottub, the gentleman had a lovely relaxed and patient manner on the phone whilst he talked us through what to do to fix the issue. The maintenance man who the owners sent round to look at the hottub the next day, was lovely! He was polite and nothing seemed to be a hassle. The views are fantastic, even outstanding, from this property. The closed off garden is a super touch, especially because we knew our little whoof had a safe place to run and play. The beds are supper comfortable and the equipment provided is of a high standard and the views are out of this world, so for these reasons we would return. Thank you for a much needed break from the rat race.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments, we are so pleased that you and your party thoroughly enjoyed your stay at Hen Dy Craig and was able to relax knowing your dog was safe to run about outside. We think those little extra touches do go a long way to make our guests feel welcome. The dogs - unfortunately this is not something we can change, the dogs are working dogs and belong to the farmer. We have take on board your comments about a full length mirror and will be putting one in very soon, and will also put in better storage for clothes in the smaller room above the kitchen. It was nice that you acknowledged our efforts to resolve the issue when then hot tub went off, and its good to hear to that the maintenance guy who came the next day was also lovely. We look forward to welcoming you again to Hen Dy Craig. regards Keith & Tracy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Billie-jo4.1Feb 2024

  • "Hen Dy Craig Yr Ronwy was absolutely wonderful in every way!"

    Loved the split kitchen/dinning room, great to cook and still chat with rest of party at the same time. Fantastic views from the kitchen patio doors looking down over Lynn Tryweryn, and good keep a eye on the dog in the fully enclosed garden - brilliant! Bedrooms cosy, the snug was a great place to secure the dog overnight for sleeping. Log burner in large living room was fabulous! Loved everything about the house, in one word PERFECT!

    Thank you so much for the amazing review, it is heart warming to know that you fully appreciated what we offer at hen Dy Craig. We are so pleased that you thoroughly enjoyed your stay at the house, and I have to agree with you the views are pretty amazing. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future, regards Keith & Tracy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Dec 2023

  • "This a a lovely cottage, well equipped, clean, spacious and full of character."

    We really enjoyed our stay. Amazing views from the hot tub which we enjoyed. Very thoughtful welcome gifts on arrival. Thank you.

    Hi, thank you for the great feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. The views really are something special aren't they. We would love to welcome you back again in the future. regards Keith & Tracy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Oct 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the cottage was beautiful and suited our needs - lovely and cosy with comfy beds and amazing views."

    Beautifully decorated and very clean! Loads to do in the area and we didn’t struggle to fill our days! No complaints but our only feedback would be that we would have liked more storage in the bedrooms - our son had very little in his room so used a tv cabinet and one room had a wardrobe we couldn’t open so my sister in law had to live out of a suitcase for the week. Not a huge problem and didn’t spoil our stay. Additionally we weren’t aware there would be an electric car charger available (unless we missed it somewhere) - we came in our petrol car as we were concerned we’d struggle to charge the electric car!

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, we have taken on board your comments about bedroom storage. We were not aware of the wardrobe door but have now resolved this and we are in the process of purchasing better storage for the bedroom that need it. With regards the EV point has only just been installed and not yet completed, this is why it is not noted on the Sykes description just yet. We are pleased it didn't spoil your stay and hope to welcome you back again in the future. Regards Keith & Tracy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gail4.4Oct 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay at the cottage which is in a great location and easy to access amenities in Bala."

    The cottage was very clean, well maintained and beautiful inside and outside. The hot tub made it a great family holiday for all which included grandparents and children as well as a dog. The beds were very comfortable and the kitchen well stocked. The only downside, which is not a fault of the owners is the working dogs who are housed next door and woke everyone up 3 days out of 7 at around 5am with their barking. However that didn't spoil what was a great family holiday in a fantastic cottage and in fact allowed us to see 2 spectacular sunrises which we would have otherwise missed.

    Thank you for your lovely comments about the house , we are so happy that you got to enjoy the hot tub. The sunrises can be spectacular this time of the year. Whilst we acknowledge your comment about the dogs, unfortunately this is out of our control. Your understanding is appreciated. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again in the future. Keith & Tracy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2023

  • "Our stay at the cottage was truly amazing!"

    You've done an excellent job in making it a perfect holiday retreat. From the moment we arrived, it was clear that you've thought of everything we might need. The attention to detail was outstanding, and the cottage was equipped with all the essentials and more. We couldn't have asked for a better experience. Thank you for making our holiday unforgettable!

    Thank you so much for the fantastic feedback it is much appreciated, we are glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future. Regards Keith and Tracy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lenka5.0Sep 2023

  • "The location was perfect, the cottage was clean, tidy and had m decor features."

    The view was stunning, the beds were comfy and the facilties were home from home. My only negative would be the close by sheep dog kennel to the side of the cottage . The dogs barked regular through the night and this was quite loud even with the windows shut ! Which disturbed us all. Im glad we didnt need to open them as the weather was quite cool but this could be an issue for some families or light sleepers.

    Thank you so much for the feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage, we acknowledge your comment about the dogs barking, unfortunately this is out of our control as the dogs are working dogs owned by the farmer/landowner. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. Best Regards Keith and Tracy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very pleased with our short holidays."

    Beautiful cottage in a beautiful settings. Thank you very much.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, we are happy that you enjoyed your holiday and hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalia5.0Jun 2023

  • "What a delightful cottage, amazing views, super super clean, great amenities, little touches made all the differences."

    Great credit to the owners. Would recommend to all. Good job guys

    Thanks so much for your feedback, much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mohammed5.0May 2023

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 2 x double with TVs
  • 2 x bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Front patio with hot tub
  • Please bring your own towels for the hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 7.6 miles
  • Note: Two dogs are welcome but must remain downstairs
  • Note: There are lots of internal steps, please take care
  • Note: The property is accessed by a farm track

The property

Nestled in a rural location, encompassed by the tranquillity of Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park, in Capel Celyn near Bala, Gwynedd is Hen Dy Craig Yr Ronwy.

This idyllic, stone-built cottage benefits from a fabulous location within the adventure-filled national park, breath-taking views over Afon Tryweryn, a charming interior adorned with characterful features and four well-appointed bedrooms; the perfect choice for families and friends looking to explore the wonders of North Wales.

Cross the threshold into your new home-from-home and step straight into the welcoming sitting room where you can unwind in front of the gentle warmth of the woodburning stove.

Later, head into the kitchen/diner where you can help rustle up a hearty meal for the full family that can be enjoyed around the dining table.

After dinner, step outside to the private patio where you can savour evening drinks or jump in the hot tub for a soothing soak while you admire the spectacular views of the lake below.

When the evening draws to a close, freshen up in either of the bathrooms or ground-floor shower room before heading upstairs to choose between two king-size or two doubles with TVs.

Venture to the nearby village of Bala where you can stock up on all of your self-catering essentials at the local store or simply enjoy a much needed break from the kitchen with a delicious meal out at The White Lion, Plas Coch Hotel and the Plas Yn Dre, or if you fancy a specific cuisine, try Cwrt for Italian or Bala Spice for Indian.

Bala is also the perfect spot for outdoor enthusiasts thanks to its setting on the banks of Bala Lake, where the daring among you can take to the water on kayaks, paddle boards or canoes; a truly unique and memorable way to admire the breath-taking views across the lake.

Conveniently stooped between two mountains, Arenig Fawr and Arenig Fach, the cottage also makes an ideal base for keen walkers and hikers to explore the picture-perfect scenery.

The National White Water Centre also lies nearby and offers thrill seekers a chance to take on the white rapids with white water rafting training available.

Walking, cycling and hiking routes are also in abundance offering stunning attractions of views at their end, visit Pistyll y Cain Waterfall, Blaenau Ffestiniog Waterfalls or even try to summit Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) itself!

Adventure awaits at Hen Dy Craig Yr Ronwy!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Corwen 11 miles; Dolgellau 18 miles; Llangollen 22 miles; Betws-y-Coed 29 miles.

The bustling market town of Bala lies within the beautiful Snowdonia National Park and is located at the head of Llyn Tegid, Bala’s famous lake, which is the largest natural lake in Wales and home to a unique fish called the Gwyniad, a relic of the Ice Age. Renowned as a centre for great watersports including fishing, sailing, canoeing, windsurfing and whitewater rafting, Bala is also the headquarters of the narrow gauge Bala Lake Railway. The town itself is steeped in history and has a range of interesting shops, inns and restaurants, and an historical Town Walk. Surrounded by the wonderful Berwyn Mountains on one side and the beautiful Snowdonia Mountain Range on the other, this is a mecca for climbing, walking, mountain biking and many other outdoor activities. An ideal location for touring all of North and Mid Wales including the stunning Cambrian Bay Coast with the six-mile long Harlech Beach, overlooked by its majestic medieval castle. A truly wonderful part of Wales catering for all interests.

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