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Yr Hen Dy

(Ref. 968001)

Llan Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage which was very clean and well equipped."

    The owner was very helpful. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great place to stay would recommend it most certainly."

    It was the best place I have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage, would highly recommend."

    Owner is incredibly helpful and went above and beyond to help us.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic place, loved it."

    Beautifully maintained. The short walk to the waterfalls was magical. Owner is brilliant, very friendly. Already booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful Cottage on edge of the Village so very quite."

    I found the cottage well equiped and could not think of anything else required to be there to make the perfect home away from home. Host John was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Kristin5.0Jul 2023

  • "The owner was very attentive without being “in your way” overall a well laid out property with lots of equipment etc."

    The milk, and wine on arrival were a lovely touch. Only downside was that it could have been slightly cleaner _ however I would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Jul 2023

  • "One of the best properties we have stayed in."

    The cottage was well equipped with lots of extras that we have not seen in other cottages. The furnishings are comfortable and We made good use of the outdoor space and the weather allowed us to sit out most evenings and enjoy the view. The location is great with lots of places to visit within 45 mins, and was lovely that John called to check we were ok and gave us some ideas of places to visit. The book of photos showing the conversion of the barn was really interesting.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Yr Hen Dy is a great place to stay."

    Comfortable and well equipped with great views down the valley and across the hills . Its ideally suited in Ffestiniog for visiting anywhere in and around Snowdonia , Port Merrion , down the coast to Harlech and beyond, up to Llandudno. The local shop has most things you may need and there's some good places to eat nearby. It suited us perfectly and we hope to return in future

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Yr Hen Dŷ, the facilities were excellent, and the setting superb."

    Our only slight niggle was lack of seating in the lounge area. As the cottage could accommodate five people , there was a large sofa which seated three comfortably and an armchair. Wasn't quite enough for five people. Four on the sofa would have been just a bit tight. We brought a small chair out from a bedroom to accommodate the fifth person, but a second armchair would have been welcome. However we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely think about going again.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7May 2023

  • "A charming cottage with a beautiful view of fields and hills in a quiet and peaceful location."

    The village has a shop and pub within easy walking distance. The cottage is well equipped and comfortable and, although we didn't use it, the log burner would have been cosy on a chilly evening. The owner ensured he was available if we had any questions.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2023

  • "Hy Hen Dy was great."

    It was spotlessly clean, and the communication and support from the owner was great, John was very helpful. The facilities were excellent with plenty of storage and there was a lot of attention to detail ... books, games, bathroom products and kitchen essentials. We really liked the location and the local community pub round the corner was very welcoming. This is a fantastic place to stay and really good value for money.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2023

  • "An amazing place to stay."

    The views were fantastic, with great walks on the doorstep. In the evening there was plenty of logs for the log burner. Nothing was too much trouble. We will be returning.

    Reviewed by Cristian5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely and cosy and a great base for a holiday."

    The kids loved zip world and the underground trampolines. We loved the walks and the beautiful scenery. The walk to cynfal falls from the cottage is fantastic. John the owner was a great host and even offered to let us stay in the cottage for two more days as we had some bad weather during the week and our trip up snowdon was cancelled because of gale force winds. Much appreciated! We will definitely be back to Yr Hen Dy.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a fabulous weekend away at this beautiful cottage."

    It had everything we needed and more. The views are stunning with the sheep coming into view right outside the window. The cottage was lovely and warm. We loved the fire! Just a short walk from the cottage is a waterfall. We managed to climb Mount Snowdon too. What a treat!

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Feb 2023

  • "We stayed over Christmas and can say we had magical Christmas surrounded mountains, magnificent views, cosy house."

    Memories will stay for ever, definitely recommend and hope to be back again

    Reviewed by Vilma5.0Dec 2022

  • "A very comfortable cottage, well furnished and equipped and in a good location for Snowdonia and the coast."

    During our stay there was a drop in external temperatures but the cottage was nice and warm. Efficient central heating and log burning stove with adequate supply of logs provided by the owner (at no extra cost). The owner was attentive without being intrusive. Towards the end of the week we had a problem with the TV and the owner was with us within the hour to deal with this. Recommend this cottage without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Sep 2022

  • "You are very private and secluded in this house, with a nice view of the valley, great walks from the door, but you are on the edge of a village with a useful shop and a pub."

    The farm is small and very quiet. Two other pubs are a short drive. The location is also very central, with Harlech Beach, Portmeirion, and loads of other things all withing easy reach. You can get over to Betws y Coed and Conwy easily too. It is very well arranged, really great bathroom and brilliant shower. It is a new conversion and very easy to live in. The owner is very friendly and not intrusive. Definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely location , well kitted out house."

    Very comfortable. Lots of wood for the fire :)

    Reviewed by Ben4.7Nov 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in this cottage and it had everything you could possibly need."

    It’s really nicely laid out, spacious, plenty of storage and a great outdoor area with lovely views. The only disappointing element of our stay was the cleanliness. The main bedroom carpet was full of hair, we tried to hoover this up ourselves but the hoover is all noise and suction. The kitchen was clean to look at, but as soon as you moved anything it was dirty behind. Appreciate you get spider webs in a barn conversion but they could have easily been cleaned up around the map and windows. If cleanliness was at a higher standard this cottage would be exceptional.

    Reviewed by Diane4.1Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was really comfortable but what we really appreciated were the personal touches."

    They made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2021

  • "Really lovely cosy cottage!"

    Very well equipped, lovely shower and comfy beds! John the owner very helpful!

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jul 2021

  • "A very comfortable and cosy cottage in a beautiful location, offering a great area to 'get away from it all'."

    Lack of wi-fi could be annoying for some people, but reasonable mobile phone signal was available. The cottage has obviously been a popular holiday destination for many visitors and would benefit from some running repairs e.g. window and wardrobe in double bedroom, and perhaps an extra saucepan for people who enjoy cooking whilst on holiday. On balance, I would certainly return to Yr Hen Dy for another holiday, awarding it 5 stars for comfort, tranquility and the warm welcome from John and the lambs!

    Reviewed by Clare4.7May 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable and cosy cottage in a great location for exploring the south of Snowdonia and the Welsh coast."

    Communication from John before or stay to confirm everything was OK and arrival and departure details was great. We didn't get the chance to take John up on the offer in the welcome pack of exploring the farm with him but a lovely touch!

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Sep 2020

  • "Perfect spot for a week in Snowdon, great base for both the mountains and the coast."

    Spacious accommodation and the owner very attentive to your needs. Thank you

    Reviewed by Dan4.7Aug 2020

  • "The photos of Yr Hen Dy don't do it justice."

    It's a lovely cottage with smart and comfortable furnishings. The kitchen is well kitted out with a lack of a sieve and blunt knives the only issues (blunt knives are fairly common in holiday cottages and I usually take one of my own). The bedrooms are clean and comfortable and it was nice to have a really good shower in the bathroom. Although the cottage doesn't have wifi and the mobile signal is patchy we managed just fine with books, games and tv. There is a lovely walk from the cottage that goes down to Cynfal Falls which you shouldn't miss. I would definitely recommend the cottage if you're looking for a place to stay near Snowdon.

    Reviewed by Antony4.4Jul 2020

  • "Lovely,’warm cottage in secluded, but accessible location."

    Great for exploring Snowdonia. Plenty of things to do on the doorstep and within a 30 min drive. Lovely views and stunning waterfall so close to cottage. Comfortable beds and well equipped kitchen with open plan living.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Aug 2019

  • "Great location for exploring Snowdonia and coastal areas."

    Lots of activities in the region. We loved the cottage. It was really well equipped, spacious and comfortable. Many thanks to the owners for a most enjoyable holiday. We would highly recommend Yr Hen Dy and hope to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    It was in a lovely, peaceful spot but close to the village a short drive to loads of fantastic places to visit. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage."

    Was central to all the attractions that we visited beautiful views friendly people

    Reviewed by Thomas4.7Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely but the address was not too clear and as I don't have a sat nav found it difficult to find."

    Asked several locals and they didn't know and found it after driving round and round, by pure chance. The full address should state the house name but also the farm that it is situated on, then I am sure locals would have known where it was. Thanks Fay Rands

    Reviewed by Faith4.4May 2019

  • "Very cosy, warm and well-equipped cottage, ideally situated for easy access to the whole of the Snowdonia National Park."

    One of the best holiday cottages we have used in the UK. A highlight of our visit was the antics of the local Black Welsh Mountain Sheep who seemed to like exploring the patio!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a picturesque village."

    Excellent location for exploring Snowdonia. Very close to Harlech beach, Mt Snowdon and the Cnicht. We had a great time. Thanks.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Apr 2019

  • "Really great cottage, brightened up our weekend despite the horrendous weather we had."

    Everything about the property was as we expected. The log burner kept us toasty warm during the storm. Really happy with our mini break and would definitely book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2019

  • "Directions to find the place we’re poor, the owner is aware of this."

    A point of reference should be made to the old railway bridge right next to the turning. We ended up having to ask someone which isn’t very good

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Mar 2019

  • "The accommodation was brilliant for our family of 5."

    There was plenty of space and the layout made the cottage very easy to be in. The location is great and close to Cynfal falls which is a lovely walk. A short walk to the village shop and the locals are friendly. A short drive to other attractions in Blaenau Ffestiniog. We had a great week and will come back again! The only downside would be the postcode takes you to a house up the road and round the corner. A bit more description on the directions would be good.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Feb 2019

  • "The cottage isn’t just immaculate, welcoming, spotlessly clean and perfectly positioned to enjoy all the best Snowdonia has to offer, the owners had left flowers, milk in the fridge, tea bags and coffee, extra blankets, towels and many other considerate touches."

    I’ve stayed in plenty of UK holiday cottages, but this one tops them all. Thank you so very much for helping make our friend’s 50th so memorable. I’ll definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Nov 2018

  • "A delightful cottage and surroundings, every need was catered for and very helpful information on local eating places, doctors dentists and shops etc provided."

    North Wales is a beautiful part of the country and this was an excellent base from which to visit areas of interest and walks. We almost wished it was colder so that we could light the wood burner of an evening, very tempting but not really necessary yet! We had a lovely week at Yr Hen Dy.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2018

  • "The house was a good surprise, and all was well and felt well immediately, except for the kitchen."

    That was not totally clean (sticky on the outside of cupboards) and a bit worn out. The direct surroundings and especially the walk towards the waterfall in the neighborhood was great.

    Reviewed by Marcel3.8Aug 2018

  • "Loved the cottage."

    Fantastic location and facilities. Thank you

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Mar 2018

  • "It was pretty much perfect."

    The cottage was lovely, had everything we needed, very warm and comfortable. The location was ideal for so many things - beaches, mountains, castles, towns. We had a wonderful holiday and would definitely consider going back there.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Feb 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage."

    Is in the heart of Snowdonia with plenty of landscapes and the cascade nearby is a must see. The cottage has everything you need and would like to come back in the summertime.

    Reviewed by Valentina5.0Dec 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and a sitting area with a woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and all fuel for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 minute walk
  • Blaenau Ffestiniog 3 miles
  • Note: Although accommodation is all ground floor there are three internal steps from the living area to the bedrooms and bathroom. Note: This property now has WI-FI

The property

This is a charming barn conversion located in a semi-rural situation on the outskirts of the pretty village of Llan Ffestiniog, right in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.

The cosy and relaxing environment along with the excellent location make this the perfect cottage for a family or friends looking for a lovely get away from it all!

This charming barn conversion is located on the owners 65 acre highland sheep working farm and the original part of the barn dates back some 400 years!

Enter into the spacious open plan living area, enhanced by the high ceiling, with exposed beams and purlins and a stunning stone fireplace with a woodburning stove with comfortable seating and a TV, ideal for putting your feet up and watching a favourite film.

The kitchen area comes with all of the necessary appliances with stylish fixtures and fittings adding a homely feeling.

Yr Hen Dy comes with three bedrooms, providing delightful bed linen and fluffy towels to make your stay even more comforting.

The interior of the cottage is complete with a pleasant family bathroom.

Make sure you spend some time sitting out on your patio, get a drink of your choice and simply take in the counrtyside views down the valley and of the Snowdonia Mountain Range.

The village of Llan Ffestiniog is a lovely village, perfect for a peaceful holiday.

It boasts a village shop, a community pub and breathtaking panoramic views.

There are walks in abundance and the nearby Cynfall Falls is a must.

The neighbouring town of Blaenau Ffestiniog is well-known for its slate industry, with a cavern that you can take tours of.

It also offers shops and pubs as well as other activities to enjoy, such as ZipWorld Titan and Bounce Below, a spectacular subterranean trampoline!

Yr Hen Dy is a charming cottage in a wonderful location and provides a perfect base for exploring this fantastic part of North Wales anytime of the year.

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About the location


  • Blaenau Ffestiniog 4 miles
  • Porthmadog 9 miles
  • Betws-y-Coed 15 miles

The old slate quarrying village of Llan Ffestiniog quietly rests close to the impressive Manod and Moelwyn Mountains, near the centre of Snowdonia National Park. Nearby Blaenau Ffestiniog, once the world's capital of slate quarrying and in the 19th century known as the 'City of Slate', offers a range of shops and pubs, whilst the surrounding area boasts a variety of things to see and do. Take a tour around Llechwedd Slate Cavern, enjoy a ride on the famous Ffestiniog Railway or simply take some time to admire the stunning mountainous views available from all aspects. With excellent walking, mountain biking and cycling, wonderful sandy beaches, great fishing, a wealth of delightful towns and villages scattered throughout the area, Zip World, Bounce Below and the beautiful Vale of Ffestiniog and Cynfal Waterfalls to the west, this lovely location has something for everyone, at any time of year!