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Hen Gapel

Llandecwyn near Porthmadog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 6886)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "Our family loved our stay at Hen Gapel, a beautiful cottage set in the most perfect tranquil location."

    Escape the hustle and bustle to stay in this well equipped and finished cottage, a well fitted kitchen for all your cooking needs. Lovely comfortable beds with the most breathtaking views from the bedroom windows! Our children loved exploring the nearby wild swimming pools on one of the many walks close by the house. We will definitely be heading back to Hen Gapel very soon, the owner was so helpful with local suggestions and places to visit.

    Reviewed by ZoeAug 2021

  • "Living room was dark and gloomy, bushes outside hinder light, Needed a good spring clean it looked as if it had not been used for a while , many cobwebs."

    Especially on the bottom bunk bed and stairs, Kitchen utensil drawers dirty , Mold on the bottom of the shower doors downstairs . All light pulls very dirty at the bottom , I washed and disinfected them, but left the fan pull ,dirty . Medication we had taken and had on the dinning room,went soft in the tablet dispensers ,it was cold and felt damp in the dinning room, The long winding road up to the cottage wasn’t explained in the details, Also the ‘quick sharp showers’ explained by the owner, as to save water isn’t in Skyes details, We had to drive 2 miles to deliver our rubbish bags to a street side skip , nowhere on the property to leave them until the end of the week, The room layouts were good, lovely building. Our grandchildren enjoyed themselves , especially the upstairs living room which was a bonus, ,and memories built, we did not feel it was worth £1600 for a week even in August. Plenty to see and do in the surrounding areas .

    Thank you for your comments. I am so sorry you found fault with my property. You could have contacted us at the time. I have a cleaner and handyman nearby. You had also been in regular contact with me. The property has been used regularly since April and no one else has found any faults with the cleanliness of the house. There is heating in the property so I certainly do not understand the medication issue, the property is not damp. The rubbish collection point is conveniently situated for the whole valley on the road leading from the valley, no one else in 10 years has commented on this. We do not get a collection at the property. The road to Hen Gapel is winding as it is in a remote location, this is mentioned as is the borehole water supply. I know you did not have the best weather but I hope you managed to get out a little locally and enjoy the wonderful location the property is situated in. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JacquelineAug 2021

  • "Amazing place in a great setting, The lack of mains water was a bit of an issue but a bit quirky rather that too problematic, Surprisingly the floors had not been cleaned under side tables etc."

    Our dogs ball kept coming out fluffy!?! As we lost half a day on arrival due to the extended cleaning requirements and had to take towels and bedding for covid that felt a bit of a let down considering the price we paid. At >£200 per night I expected better

    Reviewed by AntonyJul 2020

  • "A lovely well equipped cottage in a stunning area."

    We had a wonderful week; there is so much to do and see in the surrounding area. Beautiful walks from our doorstep! Would love to return to Hen Gapel!!

    Reviewed by ShelleyApr 2019

  • "Lovely house in great location if you want to be up in the hills away from the crowd with an amazing view."

    House very comfortable with something for everyone with our age range from 7 to 80 although you do need to be mobile to get around the property. The owners make you very welcome and make every effort to ensure all goes well with your enjoyment of the house and holiday. The journey from the main road to the house is an adventure all on its own which adds to the experience if you embrace it and follow the directions as given both on the website and by the owner. All in all a great family holiday across three generations.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2017

  • "We went with 6 of our friends and had a ball."

    The cottage was really comfortable and was just like being in a home not a holiday let. All of us love the countryside and walking so we couldn't have stayed anywhere better. We didn't leave the cottage much but there were loads of things to see and do in the surrounding area. Absolutely wonderful.

    Reviewed by JudithApr 2017

  • "Character cottage in lovely remote location."

    15mins up narrow road but this is part of its appeal. Enjoyed the pool table. We found lots to do in the area

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2017

  • "A super place to relax, great walking area."

    Children really enjoyed exploring the area around the cottage.

    Reviewed by VanessaAug 2016

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  • Four bedrooms, two upstairs – 1 king sized double with dressing room with travel cot and high chair, 1 twin – low ceiling height
  • I shower room. 2 downstairs bedrooms, 1 with ensuite shower room and 1 bedroom with adult bunks, downstairs bathroom
  • Kitchen with dining area, 2 living rooms, one upstairs with pool table and one downstairs with wood burner
  • Conservatory.
  • Electric heating with woodburner in sitting room
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner included in the rent
  • Well equipped kitchen with Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge freezer, and slimline dishwasher
  • Tumble dryer and washing machine in utility
  • 2 smart TV’s – one upstairs and one downstairs
  • Fibre internet
  • Bed linen included in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Shed for bikes by request
  • Rear garden with seating
  • Front garden and gravelled area with furniture and bbq – perfect for outdoor dining – both with fantastic views of Snowdon to the rear and the Harlech dome to the front
  • Up to 3 well behaved dogs welcome
  • However as this cottage is in open sheep country, dogs must be kept in control at all times as sheep walk past the cottage gate! Shop 4 miles Pub 4 miles
  • Tesco and Asda home delivery available
  • Water from private borehole, all required filtration carried out
  • No smoking within the property
  • Note cottage not suitable for the infirm due to varied floor levels
  • No towels provided.

The property

A peaceful secluded cottage with its own 7 acre lake! Originally a stone built chapel, this delightful detached property is located in its own farmland in Llandecwyn in a perfect away from it all location. The cottage provides charming self catering accommodation, including 4 bedrooms, 2 shower rooms, 1 bathroom, two sitting rooms, one with woodburner and one with pool table.

2 smart TV’s and fibre broadband. Set on a hillside 700ft up, surrounded by open farmland, scenic hills and mountains beyond, this is an ideal location for wonderful walks and mountain biking from the door as well as fishing and swimming in the owner’s nearby lake.

Also, next door is Coed Llenyrch a 800 acre property recently acquired by the Woodland Trust that has plenty of footpaths. With Harlech’s golden beaches, castle and renowned St David’s Golf club 7.5 miles away, this is an idyllic rural retreat in an unspoilt location, perfect for people who want to escape. The bustling town of Porthmadog is also 7.5 miles away with its many shops and picturesque harbour and beaches of Borth y Guest and Black Rock Sands.

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About the location


Harlech 5 miles; Porthmadog 5 miles.

Llandecwyn is a scattered rural hamlet in North Wales, which stands amidst farmland, hills with lakes and mountains, which are all perfect for scenic walks and mountain biking. Llandecwyn is set on the National Cycle Route 8, plus birdwatching can be enjoyed on the red kite waymarked trail, which passes through the hamlet. There are also birdwatching opportunities along the coast and at the RSPB Osprey project, which is nearby. Only 5 miles away is historic Harlech, which is situated in a magnificent position between the mountains and the sea. Harlech is dominated by its majestic 13th century castle, which enjoys World Heritage status. The town is very popular with golfers, who come to enjoy the famous Royal St. David's course, whilst the beautiful 6 mile long sandy beach is wonderful for family fun and long walks. Harlech offers an excellent variety of amenities including some good quality restaurants and a leisure centre, whilst the whole of the Snowdonia National Park, together with the sandy beaches of Cardigan Bay, are all within easy reach. Other attractions in the area include the Ffestiniog Railway and Welsh Highland Light Railway, the secluded beaches at Borth y Guest and the Black Rock sands and the Italianate village of Portmeirion. A really beautiful part of North Wales.

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