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Briws

(Ref. 905257)

and 963354 together they sleep 35, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

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

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  • hot (41)
  • hot tub (41)
  • tub (40)
  • lovely (26)
  • beautiful (25)

66 Customer Reviews

  • "Cottage was clean & comfortable."

    The Hot tub was lovely but we think it should have been available to use on our last night as it being out of bounds from 12.30 on the last full day seems a bit excessive. Understand with the location it's perhaps difficult but the TV was disappointing - didn't have channel 1 or 3 and ITV hub wouldn't work and all channels seemed to buffer or freeze a lot. Wi-fi a bit slow but again, perhaps the location doesn't help that. We also think a nice addition would be to have a shelf in the shower. The log basket for the wood burner may be better kept outside as there were a lot of huge spiders. All in all though, a great stay.

    Reviewed by Shirra3.8Sep 2023

  • "Lovely location and property."

    The hot tub made the stay for us! We did feel we could smell damp in the lounge and hallway. There was some mould on the walls in the top bedroom. There was a wardrobe but no coat hangers! The details said a utility room but this was an outside room not part of the house so a little misleading. The hot tub was fantastic and hot every day with no issues but the shed spoilt the view. If you moved it out of the way it would be 10/10!! Beautiful location though and lovely site.

    Reviewed by Erin3.8Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, cosy and clean."

    Fantastic views and wildlife around, made all the more enjoyable by watching from the hot tub!

    Reviewed by Kieran5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay here, the scenery is stunning and the cottage had everything we needed."

    I did find it a bit disappointing that we're unable to use the hot tub on the final night and wondered if there was anyway to change this? I also feel it's a shame the shed has been put up in front of the hot tub as this blocks the otherwise stunning views from the hot tub. All in all a lovely stay and friendly host.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with a fabulous hot tub, we had a great week."

    Located in a beautiful spot. It would have been useful to have more chopping boards and further clothes storage in the main bedroom, the wifi is also a little slow, which is expected given the location. However, overall this is a really great cottage and we’re planning a return visit!

    Reviewed by Anna4.7May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, so cute and quirky with everything that you need."

    The garden and hot tub are beautiful with amazing views. We had rented Granar too and it was nice and easy nipping between the two accommodations.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0May 2023

  • "Our stay was nice enough and the location was nice."

    For the price we paid I'd have expected things like towels etc included, seems a bit tight not to. The bed and sofa aren't overly comfortable and the kitchen table is tricky to get 4 people at. Overall everything was fine but it's little touches it was missing. Plus the WiFi is utterly useless which makes watching TV impossible too.

    Reviewed by Joanna3.1Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    The views were incredible and the hot tub was a luxury we looked forward to at the end of the day. Would highly recommend this large cottage.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had an excellent stay at briws the cottage was beautiful, and a lovely quite location , we will definitely be booking a revisit we absolutely loved it !"

    !

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely amazing stay, cottage is beautiful, done to a very high standard!"

    Owners are really helpful. Would really recommend this cottage, will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is a fantastic property with beautiful views of the Welsh countryside."

    It's a shame the shed blocks some of the beautiful views but you can live with that! Especially when you are gazing up at the stars instead in the evening! We have stayed here before and it's a fabulous place. Sadly it wasn't quite as clean this time round. The floors could have done with hoovering and mopping (we are a shoes off and live in socks or bare feet family, so we really noticed the muck) and the bathroom needed a good deep clean. But apart from that, absolutely joyful. You need to change the listing as there is no dvd player for the TV and the Freeview TV channels are hit & miss and all over the place. But it was Christmas week when we stayed so plenty of games to be playing instead and lovely walks to go on. Would absolutely recommend this property to everyone as it's such a lovely place and generally well cared for. We would love to return one day.

    Thank you for taking the tie to write your feedback. I have relayed this back to the cleaning team to ensure our guests are met with the highest possible cleaning standards in the future. I am thrilled to hear that you loved the property and enjoyed your Christmas break. Thank you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Dec 2022

  • "Amazing place, so clean and warm and the hot tub was fabulous even in a snow storm."

    Had difficulty getting out due to snow and ice on drive, but a quick chat with owner and it was sorted, brilliant, would highly recommend this beautiful place, so so much satisfied with everything.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a blast of a week exploring North Wales."

    The good weather was a bonus! The cottage was lovely. Great location, clean and tidy and well equipped. We loved relaxing the hot tub after being out and about during the day. Definitely one of our best holidays to date. We would love to return in the near future. Many thanks

    Reviewed by Gayle5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and hot tub with beautiful views."

    Owners helpful and responsive to requests. overall a great holiday.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation clean comfortable lovely outdoor area great hot tub owners very professional would stay again"

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had a lovely time."

    The whole cottage was very clean and comfortable, would stay again.

    Reviewed by Verity5.0May 2022

  • "I don't know where to start, best place we have ever stayed on holiday!"

    There are a number of holiday cottages on site and we were in awe, they are all finished to the highest standard and surrounded by gorgeous, postcard-perfect scenery. You are surrounded by wildlife, we saw bats, swallows, the sheep and lambs, cows, and even saw a hare! The cottage was absolutely spotless. It felt spacious yet very cosy. There were even mini football goals in the garden outside, we had so much fun! The location was perfect for exploring all of North wales, its very central, and a scenic drive to get everywhere. I can't recommend highly enough. And the hot tub.....what a bonus! We loved it all, the owners have clearly spent a lot of time and money here and it shows. I was sad leaving, can't wait to come back.

    Reviewed by Tania5.0May 2022

  • "Fantastic week’s stay at both Ty Gwyn and Briws."

    Beautiful accommodation and location, and the weather was fantastic. Hot tubs were a superb addition and these were well maintained, but done so discreetly. Owners were welcoming and extremely accommodating. Great location and look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Samuel5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage with everything you need, superb location and can’t wait to visit again"

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Mar 2022

  • "Had a wonderful relaxing week here which for March we could not have had better weather."

    Underfloor heating meant we never lit the log fire but it would be handy if there was a box of matches. Really enjoyed the hot tub but were not told it was drained and refilled on Thursday so we could not use it on the last night. Really good and will definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with very clean facilities."

    Only small issues was a lack of a personal touch. In other cottages we had stayed in, there was a local welcome pack like Welsh cake or bread. And also guides or pamphlets of local things to do. Also had trouble with the heating system, seemed to be locked and it got very hot in the evenings, even in Feb. Views were amazing from the hot tub and everything we needed was there. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Gareth4.7Feb 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage we will definitely be going back ."

    Had everything you could possibly want .perfect

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2022

  • "What an absolutely fabulous place !"

    ! We went for Christmas and were not disappointed! It's absolutely beautiful. The facilities are wonderful, including the hottub! The area is lovely and quiet. We spent some lovely evenings in the hottub under the stars. There is everything you could ever need/want in the cottage. The owners have thought of everything. (the only thing missing is a dvd player. We took Christmas movies hoping to watch them over the week but the TV doesn't have a dvd player. Not a big problem....there were so many other things to be doing!!) Beautiful, huge garden for the kids to play in. Very close to Bala and Betws y coed.....perfect for days out. We would 100% recommend this cottage (and the owners) and Sykes to anyone! We are already wondering when we can return! Happy customers. Thank you

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2021

  • "Highly recommended anyone to stay here so relaxing and quite"

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Nov 2021

  • "Hi, Please feedback to the cottages owners that the place was beautiful, with great views and a great hot tub."

    The only slight thing to let it down was very dirty crockery and stuck on food in the pans, which we had to clean thoroughly before using. We believe it because the dishwasher as that was filthy inside too.

    Thank you for your feedback, great to hear you had a lovely time. I will feed back the comments about the dirty crockery and dishwasher to the owner to get this resolved. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dale3.8Aug 2021

  • "Great holiday."

    Houses are lovely. Hosts are nearby jd anything needed and incredibly friendly. Only thing I’d say is the pictures don’t do the place justice - it really is fab!

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jul 2021

  • "A wonderful homely cottage, which had everything we could of asked for."

    Peace and quiet, beautiful weather. Cottage was the best place we’ve ever stayed and would love to come back in the future.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jun 2021

  • "Wow what can I say what a beautiful cottage we stayed at the Briws Cottage and it was out of this world so relaxing and homely."

    We went out for days out during our stay but it was so nice to go back to the cottage after a fun filled day out and jump in the hot tub and unwind whilst our boys played football in the garden. We will definitely be booking Briws again for our next vacation.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2021

  • "Briws is situated in the perfect location to explore mid to North Wales."

    This was our second visit and we would definitely visit again. The cottage is clean with good facilities to make it an enjoyable, pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7May 2021

  • "Lovely place will dry be back"

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Nov 2020

  • "We had a wonderful weekend."

    Barn was throughly clean and the hottub was great. We loved every minute. We will be booking again

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful location, superb, well equipped cottage."

    Our only disappointment was not being able to use the hot tub on our last full day. This was apparently due to Covid 19 so couldn’t be helped. We had a fabulous stay and would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Aug 2020

  • "This is a fabulous cottage, 4 cottages in all but all arranged to give privacy to each one."

    Spacious, clean and well equipped. The hot tub is the piste de resistance! A fabulous week in great accommodation and beautiful surroundings,

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was in great condition with all the facilities you could need."

    It was lovely and secluded, so quiet at night. My only slight issue was the ceiling height in the bedroom and having to navigate a lot a stairs when dark and heading to the bathroom in the night. However, it was a beautiful cottage and we had a great stay. Would highly recommend the cottage. The hot tub was great, even in the cold weather. Then getting back indoors in front of the log fire was amazing.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jan 2020

  • "My husband suffers from arthritis and found the settees and bed a bit low to ..."

    My husband suffers from arthritis and found the settees and bed a bit low to get out of, but that's not the fault of the cottage, we found with 4 of us we could have done with an extra toilet, Otherwise it was excellent

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7Dec 2019

  • "Hot tub is amazing to stargaze Clean throughout the cottage Home from home ..."

    Hot tub is amazing to stargaze Clean throughout the cottage Home from home Easy access to walks and villages Our second time visiting the cottage

    Reviewed by Amy-leigh5.0Dec 2019

  • "This weekend was important to us to make happy memories for our deceased Mothers 90th birthday."

    Well we were not disappointed. Amazing accommodation/facilities, underfloor heating a bonus, however, it was mild this weekend and not really required. Locally we visited Llangollun, Bala and in our return journey Trevor and Lludlow. Beautiful countryside and courteous, friendly locals. All in all fab.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Nov 2019

  • "We loved our stay at the cottage, amazing would definitely recommend and am sure we will be back again."

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Nov 2019

  • "Only one moan really needs some bleach or simular around the shower bit off putting when you get in as there is black mould."

    Reviewed by Valerie4.7Jul 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    Having the log fire and the hot tub was fabulous. I really enjoyed the walk to the top of the hill but I wasn’t completely sure if I was meant to walk up there - information on where to walk from the cottage would be good. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by A4.7May 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect."

    The location was great. The view is stunning and is very relaxing especially in the hot tub with a glass of bubbly. Its close to Snowdonia, and we visited Fairy Glen which was beautiful. And Go Below adventures which was an amazing experience. The cottage is close to a few little towns that has everything you need however there isn't much in Ty Nant, but this is what we wanted Complete relaxation. The cottage was very clean. Very comfortable I would go back in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was a little bit chilly as the weather, although beautifully sunny during the day, was very cold at night and due to the heating system, you were not able to change this."

    It could also do with a second TV in the twin bedroom. Everything else was great. It was especially good that the hot tub was ready for your arrival as this isn't always the case with short rentals and supplying your first lot of wood for the wood burner was great too.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4Apr 2019

  • "This is such a beautiful cottage in the most amazing location would recommend highly to anyone to come visit this place."

    Views are out of this world. Met owner who is lovely very family oriented business. Couldn’t fault anything. Visited Betws-y-coed Llanrwst Llandudno zip world great orne list of things to do is endless. Diamond star in my book.

    Reviewed by Collette5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage beautiful setting with hot tub a great bonus."

    The walk up the mountain opposite have great views and worth the effort. Baka 14 minutes drive and Conwy around 40 minutes and well worth the drive with castle and smallest house in Britain to expensive. Lovely boat trip too. Great experience and would definitely go back Thank you x

    Reviewed by Lee4.7Mar 2019

  • "This was an astonishing getaway, one of the best I've had."

    The hot tub was amazing as well as the location of the cottage. The size of the cottage exceeded my expectations. Will definitely be booking this again.

    Reviewed by Shelise5.0Feb 2019

  • "Perfect location."

    Beautiful comfortable property. Easy to find. The best I've stayed at.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Dec 2018

  • "Every year I book a cottage in Wales and I have to say this was the most easiest and beautiful of them all."

    Great location with amazing views, it was the week before Christmas so the weather wasnt great but the with being at this lovely cottage it didnt matter. The hot tub was a great hit and spent a lit of time in there along with the burning of the light fire. Owners were very friendly and helpful. I will definitely be staying again. x

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2018

  • "Fantastic location, wonderful cottage!"

    So conducive to a relaxing holiday! Really nice to have both hot tub and woodburner! Comes highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Errol5.0Oct 2018

  • "Everything was fantastic."

    Really homely, clean and equipped. Also, the hot tub was super and there was a lot of space on the cottage and garden. Beds were very comfy, under floor heating in the bathroom was a nice touch. Altogether, it was a very nice stay.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely property in great location."

    Well equipped. Owner checks hot tub daily and quickly responds to any communication. Thoroughly recommend

    Reviewed by Debby5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean, well looked after and amazing views."

    The staff were there when we arrived and very friendly and the hot tub and gas BBQ were both very clean. We would certainly consider staying here again as we loved it....... and the scorching weather was a bonus

    Reviewed by Trudy5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage is bigger then I thought which was great as very spacious."

    Views from the garden are stunning. Cottage has everything you could need for a break away including the plastic glasses for use in the hot tub. The owner is very attentive and will try her best to help you if you have any queries or concerns. Overall it was a lovely stay and we would defintly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Jun 2018

  • "Great base for exploring the area, especially by bike with our two children aged 11 and 13 - there is a bike shed for storing bikes."

    Hot Tub the perfect way to recover from a day out! The host was very thoughtful and responsive to our needs. The log fire was lovely and the underfloor heating was very toasty - lots of space for a family of four and WiFi was a great bonus!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Mar 2018

  • "Wonderful, comfortable cottage with excellent facilities."

    Rural setting, ideal for a relaxed holiday.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2018

  • "Hot tub"

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jan 2018

  • "Wonderful family Christmas week long break."

    Cottage was spotless, warm, cosy and welcoming. Beautifully decorated for Christmas and had everything we needed. Loved spending our evenings in the hot tub and the snow made the setting even more magical. Location is a little remote but this was exactly what we wanted. Have already booked one of the other cottages for next year we loved it so much!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Dec 2017

  • "Stayed for 3 nights and wish I had booked for longer."

    The pictures don't do this cottage justice. The underfloor heating is fabulous and the kitchen has everything you will need. The hot tub is perfect. Will definitely be coming back next year

    Reviewed by Julie4.6Nov 2017

  • "The location was perfect the cottage was fantastic we had a relaxing holiday but if we wanted to be more active there was plenty of walks and activities near by."

    The hot tub was excellent i have never known a week to go so fast we loved every minute and will hopefully be returning in the future

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Nov 2017

  • "Great cottage,everything was as expected we loved the hot tub after a long walk and a lot of things to do close by"

    Reviewed by Matthew3.8Oct 2017

  • "Excellent"

    Reviewed by Roxanne4.8Jul 2017

  • "Stunning cottage in a beautiful location."

    Hot tub was great, kids especially loved the massive garden. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2017

  • "The cottage is amazing."

    Wonderfully decorated and a real home from home. The hot tub was also a great addition even though it was january. I would recommend this cottage and will hopefully be back soon.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2017

  • "Wow! Such an amazing property."

    It met all our self catering needs, we didn't want for anything. We admired the stunning views from relaxing in the hot tub. The location was a little remote - nearest open place for food was a 25min drive away but not an issue to us. I would highly recommend this cottage to anyone and have already passed the details on to others. I would like to hope we'll return one day. Im already searching for future skyes cottages to rent!

    Reviewed by Gary4.6Oct 2016

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Well equipped cottage at a very reasonable price. I have not used Sykes before but would recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2016

  • "A very good property in a beautiful location."

    Everything you needed was included.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Aug 2016

  • "This cottage was just amazing."

    My wife and I with our two young children had the best holiday there. The hot-tub was truly the highlight for us, but it would be doing the accommodation a huge disservice if we said that was the only great thing about this cottage. The underfloor heating made walking bare-foot on the beautifully tiled floors a luxury. The complementary logs for the log-burner in the living room made for a lovely cozy evening in with the wife. The garden was a great size allowing the children to play out and run around in safety. We even flew the kite that was left for us in the garden shed. The owners were lovely. Oh, and did I mention how peaceful it was and how great the view was? The cottage was exactly one year old on the week of our visit, but it still felt brand new. Would we consider going back? Most definitely.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2016

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • External utility.
  • Biomass underfloor central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer in utility, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and a starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Honesty box for additional wood
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawn and enclosed patio with private hot tub, furniture and BBQ
  • Shared picnic bench area by stream
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2.5 miles
  • Café 8 mins walk
  • Note: Unfenced stream across drive, children to be supervised
  • Note: Four internal steps down into sitting room
  • Note: This property has a refundable good housekeeping bond of £150.00, which will be pre-authorised on your payment card at the time of booking, for bookings from 9th January 2020 onward
  • Please Note: To allow for additional related cleaning measures, the hot tubs will be out of use from 12.30pm on the last full day of your stay
  • Towels are not provided at this property, please bring your own thank you

The property

This delightful, quality barn conversion has been finished to a high standard.

Entering into the hallway of the property you will find the ground floor twin bedroom on your right, a stylish family bathroom and a bright and airy kitchen with dining area.

To the left, four steps lead down off the hall into the cosy sitting room which has both underfloor heating and an inglenook woodburner to warm your toes on a cold winter’s evening.

A staircase leads up to a double bedroom with a king-size bed and sloping roof which the children will love.

Outside you will probably spend most of your time in the delightful private hot tub, enjoying the country views and the superb setting.

There is very little light pollution in the area so the night sky is often stunningly clear for stargazers to enjoy.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs. 905258, 933447, 919557 and 963354 together they sleep 35.

Ty Gwyn Cottages

Llangwm 2 miles. Five superb detached holiday cottages enjoying an enviable position within North Wales, resting between the lakeside town of Bala and charming Betws-y-Coed. All five properties have been carefully redeveloped and all retain stylish character features and using local produce where possible. Together sleeping up to 35 people, Ty Gwyn Cottages are ideal for those in pursuit of bringing together large groups of outdoor enthusiast, families, friends and those alike to explore this wonderful part of the country or simply to celebrate a special occasion. Located in beautiful rolling countryside and opposite a mountain stream with picnic area, just two miles from the hamlet of Llangwm between Llangollen and Betws-y-Coed, these delightful cottages are located on the Hiraethog Trail which opens up onto the unspoilt Hiraethog moors and gives access to Llyn Brenig and Alwen Reservoir on a picturesque circular walk. Close by you will find Rhug Organic Farm and restaurant, The Glassblobbery glass works, and the GYG Karting circuit just outside Cerrigydrudion. Both Bala and Betws-y-Coed are just a scenic drive away, opening up the Snowdonia Mountain Range and the superb activities and watersports on offer in the area. Hire a canoe on Lake Bala, or enjoy Tree Top Adventure in Betws-y-Coed, whilst for a truly unique experience try Bounce Below in Blaenau Ffestiniog and the amazing Zip World to get a different perspective on the mountain scenery. A superb destination all year round to enjoy with loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

LLANGWM

  • Bala 9 miles
  • Betws-y-Coed 16 miles

The tranquil village of Llangwm is perfectly situated between the lakeside town of Bala and charming Betws-y-Coed, renowned as the gateway to Snowdonia National Park. Boasting Lakes Brenig and Alwen within a few miles, this peaceful village offers superb walking, cycling and wildlife watching opportunities amidst the surrounding countryside. The nearby village of Cerrigydrudion offers a family-run entertainment centre including cinema screen and coffee shop. The popular resorts of Betws-y-Coed and Bala are both within easy driving distance offering a range of interesting shops, inns and restaurants and a host of outdoor activities, including rafting and climbing to name just two. A wonderful holiday location offering something for all the family.

PLEASE NOTE - Towels are not provided at this property, please bring your own. Thank you

PLEASE NOTE - the charging of electric vehicles is not permitted at this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas