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Ty Bach - Llanberis

(Ref. 1064493)

Llanberis, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.0

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

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

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "Not very clean with cobwebs everywhere, mould in the shower, toothpaste splashes to wall behind sink, hairs in the sink and in shower, log burner not cleaned with ash left in it, pots/pans and cooking trays are all old with stains all over, yard messy with step ladder/mop/buckets/bin left, rear gate rotten and hard to close, tv doesn’t work very well and kept disconnecting every 10/15 mins, wifi poor, overall the property needs some tlc and a good clean, needs a radio or smart speaker, the list may seem long but all small things which wouldn’t take much then the property would be much more appealing and if all sorted I would stay again as the property is ideally situated and could be really nice, I was a little disappointed on first impressions!"

    Hello, thank you for your feedback. We have just got a new housekeeper with aim to improve cleanliness standard. We have tested the internet with TV after troubleshooting and all seems to be working well. I have just replaced pots / pans which were worn. Thank you for suggesting a speaker, this is something I will look to add to the property Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas3.1Feb 2024

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, perfect for the 2 of us and our 4 legged friend."

    Great location for the mountains.

    Reviewed by Sam4.7Jan 2024

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!"

    Warm and cosy cottage, very well maintained. Ideal location for a walking and also close to shops.

    Reviewed by William4.7Jan 2024

  • "A very nice cosey cottage, parking area at back a little difficult to access, did not need the fire as it was warm enough without."

    very close to the hills and coast. overall a nice holiday.

    Reviewed by Michael3.4Nov 2023

  • "Good morning, the bed was very small for two people, the hole place was not very clean."

    No logs for the wood burner. Apart from that we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Colin2.5Oct 2023

  • "We have just returned from a short break at Ty Bach."

    Lovely cosy cottage for 1 or 2 people. Well equipped, including a hair dryer, which I forgot! Great position for climbing Snowdon. TV is a smart TV. No issues with parking. In Llanberis, the car park opposite Snowdon mountain railway is £12, just passed the Lake railway it’s £6! Will definitely visit again next year.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Oct 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage perfect for a short stay."

    The cottage has everything you need. We came for 3 nights to walk up Snowdon and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Oct 2023

  • "I had a very pleasant stay!"

    Owners have clearly listened to previous complaints, because overall the property was clean (although some dog hair was coming from the rug), with a well equipped kitchen and stocked with some basic amenities (TP, washing up liquid etc.). The only criticism I would have is that some pans are in need of replacing. Although personal preference I found the bed to be comfortable, with a small but serviceable en-suite bathroom. I wouldn't hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by Ton4.1Sep 2023

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage."

    It felt homely from the moment we arrived. Well appointed and spacious kitchen. In a quiet end of the village with very interesting small paths and woodland close by for dog walks and large hills further afield. Great views. You will need to bring or buy when here consumables such as bin bags, cloths, kitchen roll, extra toilet rolls, kitchen foil, etc, etc, because none are provided. A very heavy winter duvet on the bed and no other bedding options available so we were sweltering during the recent heatwave!! The slate path immediately outside the front door is slippery in the wet - a doormat would help. The carbon monoxide alarm (for the log burner) should be mounted on the lounge wall not tucked away in a kitchen drawer! Would certainly book this one again. A lovely stay, thank you.

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2023

  • "At first glance one we finally managed to park up."

    Looked nice, and just as the picture. Opened the gate, and the yard is private but really unkept, but as we'd been on the road for just over 4 hours we was needing the loo, got to the toilet and NO toilet paper. Not what you need when busting. After rooting through our bags we'd found some. Then staring to look about the house, kitchen lovely had all you needed and more, very impressed, but I guess that's down to the guests as when you start to look you can tell it needed a very good clean. Cobwebs on every ceiling and skirting boards where thick with dust. The lamp shade was a good 1/2inch thick with dust too. And if you wanted to look out at the amazing view you needed to go outside. The windows looked like they'd not seen a clean since the 15th century. And the TV looked to have been wiped down with the floor cloth it had thick streaks on it. Every wall had rising mold, not good for Asthma sufferers. We then looked at the welcome book. And it then stated that it's pot luck parking.. which was not mentioned when booking when then we considered even not unpacking and going home it was just the icing on the cake. Spent the first nite no sleep the mattress is hard, but that's down to preference, and then contacted Sykes cottages. And I'm still waiting for a response now. I'm happy to be home and in my own bed. We spent most of our time away from the cottage and found Llanberis to be a beautiful place but we'll be booking somewhere else next time.

    Reviewed by Lyndsey3.8Jun 2023

  • "Great little cottage."

    Perfect for a couple or a solo traveller in a great location for exploring snowdonia. My only 2 small critisms were the bathroom and bedroom could do with a bit of tlc. There was evidence of some mold on the walls and in the shower cubicle which would be easy to make good. Other than that, I had a great stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Vernon4.4May 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and the cottage was perfect thank you."

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Mar 2023

  • "Had an amazing stay would definitely book again."

    Lovely location was beautiful cannot speak highly enough about this place, left alone to do our own thing. Only thing the pillows in bedroom were quite flat and struggled to sleep. Either new pillows or an extra one per person.

    Reviewed by Sam4.7Mar 2023

  • "Overall had a good stay here."

    Location is absolutely perfect for hiking and easy access to Llanberis, which has everything you need. Main negatives were very poor WIFI, and the pillows were very flat and could do with replacing. We were pleased with the cosy living room and well-equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by Emily3.4Feb 2023

  • "Very enjoyable stay in a beautiful location."

    I found the cottage idea as we have a young dog . The kitchen is lovely and has every appliance required if you cook daily as we do ... it was also nice and clean . The bed was very comfortable. We did take our own pillows after reading previous comments. The shower was nice and warm with good pressures. The log burner made it so cosy at night time plus the cottage has a good central heating system which was easy to use . The only negatives were the paint work and old furniture are a bit tired looking. The large table in the lounge takes a lot of room. Plus the locals were quite inconsiderate during our stay blocking the entrance into the back completely making it difficult for us to enter the cottage. However I would stay again.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Feb 2023

  • "This was a lovely little cottage in a perfect spot for Llanberis and Snowdonia in general."

    It was perfect for us with the woodburner and the wooden floors made it less stressful for us taking the dog. It had everything we needed for our stay. The enclosed back yard was again perfect for the dog. We have already said we would like to go back later in the year as it's so handy. Thanks for the holiday.

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Feb 2023

  • "It is a lovely small cottage."

    The kitchen had everything we needed. The cottage could do with some decorating. It is at the top of a very steep hill. There is parking at the back of the property shared with next door but is very hard to turn into and uneven so we parked on the road. The cottage was very cold when we arrived and could not find any instructions in the manual. The heating came on and off between 6.30am and 8am and 6pm and 10pm. We did not know if we could boost it between these hours. The log burner was lovely and a supply of logs were left. We enjoyed our stay put recommend you bring a shower mat as the shower is extremely slippery.

    Reviewed by Stephen3.4Nov 2022

  • "A lot of the criticisms in the reviews have been addressed including the addition of a storage rail in the bedroom."

    I've e-mailed the owner to provide hangers and reported a leak from the skylight in the kitchen. There are some problems regarding mould starting around the windows and the standard of decoration is poor. On the plus side the cottage is in a good location for the centre of Llanberis. The cottage is comfortable and warm. In short you get what you pay for.

    Reviewed by David4.4Nov 2022

  • "Shower riser bar broken."

    No logs for fire and none in shop. No instructions for heating but figured it out. No live TV which is not stated. Chopping board cracked no extra bin bags. DimmerLight switch switch flickers when dimmed. No hanging space for clothes Iin bedroom . Just a few small things but if attended to would make cottage a nicer place to stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have a new shower arriving this week. I will replenish the log store and and purchase a new chopping board. I will also put a hanging rail in the bedroom this week as this is a frequent request. We will also look at the dimmer switch. Thank you again for your feedback, and I hope if you return in the future these will all be sorted. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia2.5Oct 2022

  • "Lovely little house, everything you needed for your stay."

    Cosy, comfortable, nice views of mountains in the distance. Just a short walk to all the village which was lovely and the people friendly and helpful. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2022

  • "House is perfectly located to walk down to the shops, to the lake or up the mountain."

    Would stay again in a heartbeat!

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely place, convenient position."

    Garden realllly small, but the weather wasn’t the best anyway. Would have loved some coffee/tea available, however the shop was just a few mins away.

    Reviewed by Martina4.4Aug 2022

  • "Really lovely well equipped cottage, great quiet location, walking distance to the town."

    Would definitely book this cottage again. Excellent weather too and the back garden is a real sun-spot. My only niggles were the lumpy pillows and rather large pans when cooking for 2.

    Reviewed by Susanne4.7Jul 2022

  • "This is our 2nd stay at Ty Bach, however there things that could be improved."

    Kitchen and bathroom were clean however dresser in kitchen dresser needs cleaning, both chopping boards are broken and there is still nowhere to hang clothes. We had issue with the boiler which isocated in a shed attached to property, we had to ring owner to find out where it was as we had no hot water. We fixed the problem ourselves but would like to point out that if you turn thermostat down on kitchen radiator it cuts the boiler off, I have feed this back to Sykes so that other guests don't have same problem.

    Reviewed by Rose Lynn3.1May 2022

  • "Nice clean property, although the shower main head didn't work, there was a smaller head that could be used, no soap in the house, and no wood for the fire, although there is central heating, bedroom could do with something to hang your clothes on or just a small chair, main street is quite near but quite a steep hill, plenty of takeaways available, but the pubs lacked any atmosphere, although they did do food."

    Reviewed by Richard4.1May 2022

  • "Small, comfortable, place to stay to explore Snowdon."

    WiFi included, well equipped kitchen, everything you need for a weeks stay. No issues found.

    Reviewed by Ron4.7Apr 2022

  • "We felt that the owner had done the bare miinimum to pass this off as a holiday cottage."

    There were cobwebs all around the windows, screws for coathooks in the back of the door. No where to store dry foods and as you walked into the living room area you were confronted by a mop and bucket, high chair ironing board etc. There was ample room in the kitchen to put a storage cupboard to house these items and with the addition of a huge kitchen table in the living room, we generally felt it was cluttered. There were no refuse bins and we had to contact the owner about this, who eventually provided a metal dustbin bin for the yard. No hanging space in bedroom. That said the shower was great, Such a shame as the cottage has the potential to be a lovely little bolt hole to enjoy the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Andy2.8Mar 2022

  • "Really enjoyable stay, would come again."

    Good points: - Great location within walking distance to shops and pubs; - Log burner; - Kitchen has everything you need to make most meals and has a gas hob; - WiFi, although not the best speed, allowed us to stream TV/films; - Clean and tidy on arrival. Very small issues (hence good rating, didn't bother us too much but good to note): - Shower - We could only get the shower to work via the smaller hand held shower head. Partner is 6ft 4 and was looking forward to being able to stand underneath rain shower head. This could be user error but we couldn't get it to work! - Kitchen items - Chopping board and corkscrew were broken; - Recycling - It was a bit confusing as to where the recycling bins were. We found a bin on the parking space around the back but wasn't sure if this could have been a neighbour's or blown in the wind (very windy) as couldn't see house name or number on it; - Welcome booklet didn't explain log useage clearly. We assumed 1 bag but more were left under the stairs and the wording in the booklet could be misinterpreted in our opinion. We replaced an extra bag we used; - It was very cold in the property on arrival (stayed early March) but the heating works quickly! Overall great stay in a cosy cottage, very enjoyable - thank you.

    Reviewed by Maria4.7Mar 2022

  • "On the positive side this cottage had a comfy sofa, a clean oven and hob, nice kitchen and a lovely log burner in a nice fireplace."

    On arriving I found the kitchen cutlery drawer unclean - I cleaned it and the cutlery. The wooden dresser needed much TLC. I also bought oven gloves and a chopping board as I felt those supplied required replaced. The bathroom sink, toilet and shower were clean but that’s really where cleanliness ended. The bathroom door, window ledge and all pipe work were unclean. All radiator were very old and dirty. A second pillow each should really have been supplied. All towels had seen better days. No live TV should be mentioned. I had a lovely week in Llanberris, but sadly I would not return to this property again.

    Reviewed by Derek2.2Feb 2022

  • "Lovely Cottage."

    Perfect for my hubby and I and our Husky. Fantastic spot for setting off on the Llanberis Path up Snowdon. Spa at the end of the road and lots of take aways too if needed. Everything you need is in the cottage for a cosy few days away ! I didn't want to go home (apart from the aching legs!)

    Reviewed by Anna-maria5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely stay."

    Really enjoyed our few days away in the cottage. Very warm and welcoming. Close to lots of different sight seeing places. Would definitively stay again

    Reviewed by Shannon4.4Feb 2022

  • "Hi - No issues at all with the cottage as it was a very comfortable stay."

    However we did have a few minor inconveniences. 1. No toilet paper in the bathroom - we had to find the local grocery store 2. No bin bags provided for the rubbish we created 3. the TV was not connected to any service - no aerial or set top box provided. None of the above was made clear in the description for the cottage.

    Reviewed by Denis3.8Feb 2022

  • "Loved the property and we had a great time."

    Would be useful to mention about taking smart TV login details with you. No routine TV available. Fortunately we took our firestick which worked well.for us. Bathroom walls could do with a clean particularly around the sink, otherwise we were happy with the general state of cleanliness. It would have been nice if the heating was turned on prior to our arrival, the cottage was very cold when we arrived. A couple of extra pillows on the bed would also be a good idea. These are relatively minor details, thank you for letting us have the use of your cottage, we enjoyed our stay and would not rule out booking again with you.

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Jan 2022

  • "Great little place and excellent location to start the walk up Snowdon via Llanberis path."

    Nice enclosed yard for the dog who loved the fireplace and log burner as much as we did. Thank you for the starter logs. We brought our own kindling and logs as well and it might be worth just mentioning this on the advert.

    Reviewed by Jon4.1Jan 2022

  • "Cosy compact, comfortable cottage with well equipped kitchen, however just a few things that could do with being addressed."

    Although cottage was warm once heating kicked in when we first arrived it was quite cold and cottage manual did not include any instructions on heating system, we worked it out ourselves. TV was freeview play and the only live TV channel we were able to watch was BBC via I player all other channels were catch up only, once again no instructions in cottage manual. There is no hanging space at all, although there probably is no room for wardrobe in bedroom there is room at least for a hanging rail of some sort, however the biggest issue is the disposal of rubbish, there were no recycling bins in yard as instructed in cottage manual and we could not find any bin with 21 on as instructed in cottage manual, saying that we will go back but these things should be addressed

    Reviewed by Rose Lynn3.8Dec 2021

  • "The property was fine, warm and clean."

    Although it did look a bit tired in places. Just some small things let it down, such as only 1 toilet roll, no dishwasher tablets or fairy liquid, no bin bag in the kitchen bin or spare bags available and all the hand soap containers were empty. Also, Spar had sold out of logs, so maybe an alternative option for logs would be good too.

    Reviewed by Charlotte3.4Nov 2021

  • "Disposing of rubbish was not very well explained."

    No number 21 bin!

    Reviewed by Janet3.1Oct 2021

  • "Mention views of Snowdon from back yar"

    Reviewed by David3.8Jul 2021

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Summary

  • One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV (No live TV) and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • High chair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Unrestricted roadside parking
  • Small enclosed yard with seating and barbecue
  • One pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop and pub within 0.2 miles

The property

Enjoying a sought-after position within North Wales is Ty Bach, a characterful terraced cottage set amidst the village centre of Llanberis, considered one of the most popular locations for exploring the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park.

With its exceptional location, flanked by the lakes of Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris and resting just moments away from the starting point for the ascent up the highest mountain in Wales, Ty Back is perfect for an active solo traveller or for a couple’s action-packed getaway.

After a bracing day on the Welsh mountains, look forward to returning to the warmth of the cosy cottage and step into the living room with the woodburning stove set within the inglenook fireplace takes centre stage before the inviting sofa and the Smart TV.

Joining the space is the dining tale, where you can settle down to relish in a home cooked dish or a local takeaway before pulling open the map to plan the next day’s hike, with the woodburning stove gently filling the room with warmth and setting the ambiance.

Concluding the ground floor of the cottage is the kitchen, a fully-equipped space with everything to cater to your culinary needs, as well as a handy dishwasher and washing machine so that you barely have to lift a finger after a busy day exploring.

When sleep calls, climb the staircase to discover the double bedroom, complete with an en-suite, featuring a walk-in shower, basin and WC.

To the exterior, spend sunny afternoons with your partner or canine companion within the small yard to savour the sunshine, with something tasty cooking on the barbecue.

However, for the evenings where you do not feel like cooking, take a short stroll to the high street within the village, where there is a selection of pubs and eateries, as well as shops for picking up any essentials.

Don your walking boots and look forward to meandering around the Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris before taking on the challenge of climbing up the highest mountain in England and Wales, Mount Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) or enjoy the more leisurely option of a journey along the Snowdon Mountain Railway, taking you to the doorstep of the stunning Hafod Eryri Visitor Centre.

More outdoor action can be found in the lakeside Padarn Country Park; there is everything here, from watersports to walking and wildlife to industrial heritage.

Brush up on the local history by visiting Dolbadarn Castle before following the self-guided Llanberis Heritage Trails taking you to fascinating places around the village.

For the adrenaline seekers amongst us, nearby Bethesda is home to Zip World Velocity, the longest zip wire in Europe and Blaenau Ffestiniog plays host to Zip World Titan, Zip Caverns and Bounce Below, all located at Llechwedd Slate Caverns and are all well worth a visit.

The coastline is also within easy reach, where you will find a plethora of beaches, as well as Caernarfon with its magnificent castle and town walls.

As well as the attractions of Penrhyn and Bodnant Gardens awaiting to be explored, the Isle of Anglesey is also within striking distance, making Ty Bach and exceptional base for an action-packed holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100
Note: 1 dog welcome. Second dog considered dependent on size and breed, so please ask

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

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About the location

LLANBERIS

Caernarfon 7 miles; Bangor 10 miles; Betws-y-Coed 17 miles.

Dominated by the grandeur of the Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) Massif, Llanberis is flanked by two lakes, Llyn Padarn and Llyn Peris and is one of the most popular mountain tourist centres in the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park. In fact, Llanberis is something of a mecca for walkers and climbers, being the starting point for the ascent of Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) - the highest mountain in England and Wales. The ascent can be made either by train via the Snowdon Mountain Railway, or on foot along one of the many routes to the summit. Each year, major racing events attract thousands to the area: The fast Snowdon Race to the summit, held in July every year, a triathlon known as the world's toughest, and The Snowdonia Marathon, held in October - a gruelling 26-mile course that starts and finishes in Llanberis, circumnavigating the Snowdon Massif. The area is also popular for mountain biking, open water swimming and stand up paddle boarding. Within Llanberis itself there are excellent places to eat and drink and a great choice of shopping. Just 7 miles from Llanberis on the coast is Caernarfon with its magnificent castle and town walls and close by are National Trust properties at Penrhyn, Plas Newydd and Bodnant Gardens.

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Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100
Note: 1 dog welcome. Second dog considered dependent on size and breed, so please ask

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