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Ty Uchaf

(Ref. 955390)

Llangwm near Bala, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • 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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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Very attentive hosts with generous welcome pack and mid week scones."

    Plenty of wood for the fire. Lovely location and well equipped for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Oct 2023

  • "A real Gem of a cottage."

    Very spacious with everything you need. Warm and cosy. Hosts were very friendly and available if needed. Loved our stay here and we will definitely return in the future. Thank you for the very generous welcome basket and lovely warm scones.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautifully maintained cottage with warm and friendly hosts."

    We were fine with the original 70s bathroom, and there was plenty of hot water from the new heating system. Plenty of wood for the log burner and appreciated the washer and dryer. Lots of space and comfy sofas, plus an eclectic library, perfect if you find you don't like the books you brought with you. Really enjoyed our stay, especially the village sheepdog trials!

    Reviewed by James4.7Aug 2023

  • "Wonderful stay at Ty Uchaf, John and Mererid could not have been hospitable, a wonderful and very generous ‘welcome hamper’ awaited us, showcasing all the best of Welsh produce."

    We have already booked to visit again in the future. :)

    Reviewed by Anel5.0Aug 2023

  • "We loved the cottage and its surroundings."

    It is a comfortable home in a beautiful countryside. We loved the 70s interior architecture. The owners were really friendly and helpful. We definitely recommend this place to anyone seeking peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Jacobien5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely, peaceful stay in this cottage."

    The photos do not do it justice. We also received lots of welcome goodies. Very generous.

    Reviewed by Aldona M5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a lovely week at the cottage."

    The owners are very friendly and helpful without being intrusive. The cottage has everything you need for a great holiday and is in a lovely quiet location. The welcome basket and additional home made scones later in the week were very much appreciated. We would go back if holidaying in that area in the future.

    Reviewed by Rhoda4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a great stay in the cottage!"

    We definitely would like to come back! It is a perfect place to relax after a day of walking in Snowdonia. The welcome-basket was such a nice surprise when we arrived. The owners were so helpfull and friendly, they made us feel very much at home.

    Reviewed by Nico4.4Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is beautiful and surrounded by amazing countryside."

    It is well equipped and spacious. The hosts are lovely, friendly and helpful. We had a brilliant few days there

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2023

  • "What a surprise the cottage was morethan expected warrm and comfortable and ..."

    What a surprise the cottage was morethan expected warrm and comfortable and spotless and such a warm welcome from the owners they catered for all our needs in this unuseual cottagemany thanks again to our hosts

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Apr 2023

  • "John and Mererid are fantastic hosts."

    Great communication before our holiday, which helped in knowing what to expect. Welcome basket on arrival, the cottage had all the amenities we needed for self-catering, especially out of season. There are local walks on the doorstep, and the A5 makes it easy to travel to nearby locations. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jan 2023

  • "John and Mererid are fantastic hosts and made us feel very welcome with scones and a welcome hamper."

    The cottage is spacious and homely with everything you could need. Well situated as it's only 5 mins away from the A5, but remote enough for peace and quiet. As the weather was not great, the cottage provided a great retreat from the wind and rain! Would book again when I next wish to holiday in the area.

    Reviewed by Kristopher5.0Dec 2022

  • "I had amazing holiday at the cottage with my niece."

    The cottage is beautiful and clean. The owners are so lovely they made us feel very welcome I felt very safe with the owners always available to contact at anytime. I advise anyone who wants a break from busy life to go to the cottage. We are definitely going back. We are going back in the summer this time. A big thankyou to John and mererid an thankyou for the hamper and scones they were lovely. Love angelee and kaydee xxxxx

    Reviewed by Angelee5.0Oct 2022

  • "An attractive property in a semi rural location with good facilities."

    We had a lovely welcome from our hosts and settled in quickly. Would like to visit in the summer to take full advantage of the garden and barbecue facilities. As it was the separate lounge was very cosy with the log fire burning on a cold evening. Would happily recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Steve4.4Oct 2022

  • "Great location 2 minutes from the A5, but far enought to feel romote."

    While at the cottage we saw a Red kite, Heron & Rabbits all from the garden. Very well equipped & the owners are great. Loved our stay.

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Jul 2022

  • "Yes"

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had a great week in Ty Uchaf."

    House was very comfortable clean and well equipped including garden furniture and sun loungers . The owners were very welcoming friendly and helpful . The welcome pack was a lovely added bonus. Certainly would recommend a stay in this lovely cottage and area ..

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely place the owners were really friendly and welcoming, would definitely recommend."

    Kind regards Ibrahims

    Reviewed by Imran5.0Dec 2021

  • "This is by far our favourite cottage we have stayed in."

    It is spacious, very well equipt, has a very cosy snug for evenings. All you could need and more. Rain and high winds meant no use of the garden in October but had we been there in summer the views are wonderful and a BBQ would have been just the ticket! A wonderful place to stay.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation, very welcoming and ideal for a family with our age children(13 and 10)."

    Kitchen facilities were excellent and the living room was very cosy after an active day out!

    Reviewed by Diane4.7Oct 2021

  • "We had a thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing stay in this beautiful cottage."

    The owners were lovely and extremely helpful when we needed them. The cottage is in a beautiful setting and took our breath away when we arrived. We were fortunate to have excellent weather the week we stayed and so made good use of the gardens. An excellent base to visit Snowdonia, and the coast. Would highly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2021

  • "We have just come back from a weeks stay at Ty Uchaf."

    The cottage was perfect for our family of 5. The owners are so friendly and welcoming and they have thought so kindly about their guests. We had a gift basket on arrival with lots of yummy treats. They also had a selection of books, colouring in, magazines and games for the children. The cottage is located in beautiful, quiet surroundings. We wish we could have stayed longer and we would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Leon5.0Aug 2021

  • "As you drive up to the cottage it’s set in beautiful surroundings in a lovely little village."

    The house was clean and welcoming with a beautiful welcome basket. We had a super sunny week and would have stayed longer if we’d had the chance. The owners couldn’t have been more welcoming and helpful, we’d definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely welcome from the hosts and a gorgeous location."

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely, private, great location, well equipped and the hosts were ..."

    Cottage was lovely, private, great location, well equipped and the hosts were welcoming, friendly and attentive to any needs Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week staying at Ty Uchaf."

    John and Meredid could not have been more attentive and the kind welcome pack of Wine, biscuits and fudge was a lovely touch. A special thanks to Meredid for going out of her way to drive us to the nearest town of Bala to pick up some beers when we ran out on the last night! 10/10 would recommend to anyone looking for a tranquil retreat in a beautiful peaceful village.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Jun 2021

  • "An absolutely lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Perfectly clean and comfortable with everything we needed. Some wonderful walks in the area, including right from the cottage. John and Mererid were very friendly and helpful. Thank you for such a fantastic holiday!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2021

  • "The place and setting are magic; the hosts just fantastic."

    The cottage was immanculate - beautifully presented with heaps of charm and character. A wonderful place to relax for the week with some great walks into the hills, up Foel Goch and beyond, straight from the doorstep. Couldn't have wished for anything more - will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Alun4.7Apr 2021

  • "John and Mererid are absolutely fantastic."

    Cottage is amazing. Really nothing wrong. Definitely we will come back! Carlo/Tracy

    Reviewed by Giancarlo5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a fantastic holiday with our accommodation top of the list thank you"

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2020

  • "Although our stay at Ty Uchaf was very enjoyable and the cottage and situation in the village of Langwm was lovely we have to mark down the kitchen facillities as the cooker is very old and slow and all the cooking knives and sharpening steel were blunt."

    The kitchen cupboards would benefit from having handles fitted. The living accomodation is great for a family but the sleeping arrangements would be more suitable for a couple plus or minus young family members as there is only one bedroom suitable for adults. The cottage owners were very friendly and the personal welcome was excellent. We would definitely return and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Ian3.4Aug 2020

  • "Cottage owner extremely helpful."

    Cottage very handy indeed for accessing Snowdonia without any of the issues that would be associated with being located IN Snowdonia. A peaceful retreat.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage!"

    John and Mererid were welcoming and helpful! Lovely little welcome pack including a refreshing bottle of wine which we enjoyed in the evening sunshine. John also emailed us details of local walks etc. The cottage was comfortable and cosy. Plenty of space for the 4 of us.We enjoyed having evening fires in the snug... much needed after a few wet and windy walks! The weather was typical of Wales in summer... a mixed bag! But it didn’t stop us exploring the local area. The scenery is stunning and the walks we enjoyed the most were those from the cottage in the surrounding area. A much needed rest after a tough few months. We hope to return! Thanks

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2020

  • "We were unsure about booking a cottage this summer due to Covid but decided to take the plunge and are very happy that we did."

    Ty Uchaf is a lovely place to stay, perfect for a relaxing getaway, quiet yet accessible. There are 5 of us and it was just the right size. Peaceful location with lovely garden and local walks plus so much to do within an hour's drive including both the north and west coasts. The owners John & Mererid live in the village and were very friendly but not intrusive. Nothing negative to say. From a practical point of view the fridge is quite small so don't being too much chilled food/drink! No mobile reception (wasn't a problem for us) but good wifi (except in bathroom and single bedroom). We'll definitely come back in future.

    Reviewed by Dominic5.0Jul 2020

  • "A beautiful property, excellently finished with gorgeous views over the countryside."

    Quiet, serene and peaceful, with a perfect garden for a spot of tea watching the sun rise in the morning. A great location to Snowdonia and a variety of activities in surrounding areas of Llyn Brenig, Bala and Bewtsy Coed. Warm and inviting especially the hosts and of course the fire! A real treasure to stay at, and we shall be visiting again. The extra precautions taken for Covid 19 were exceptional.

    Reviewed by Hayley4.7Jul 2020

  • "The hosts were super friendly and helpful."

    If we had a problem we would not hesitate to contact them, however there wasn’t any issues as everything about our stay was perfect. The cottage itself has bags of character and is located perfectly if exploring Snowdonia is on your agenda. Thank you John and Mererid for relaxing, full of joy stay in you place. Greg and Renata

    Reviewed by Greg5.0Dec 2019

  • "Owners very friendly, cottage was clean, provided by more than we need, simply amazing."

    Experience to repeat!

    Reviewed by Giancarlo5.0Sep 2019

  • "Had a wonderful week at Ty Uchaf."

    Excellent facilities and a proper home from home especially the little touches like tea, coffee and sugar as well as milk and spread in the fridge. Lovely welcome pack with the best Bara Brith, Welsh cakes, cookies and a bottle of wine. Mererid and John are lovely hosts and made us feel very welcome. The area is lovely and peaceful with dramatic scenery in Snowdonia national park providing excellent driving experiences. The coast is less than an hour away if you feel like venturing further. Loved exporing the Llyn Peninsula. All in all a good first time in Wales. We hope to come back soon.

    Reviewed by Urvashi5.0Aug 2019

  • "Cottage is in a beautiful spot with hosts that are happy to meet any of your needs."

    They provided an air bed so our son could stay in our bedroom and there were toys left to suit his age and likes. A lovely welcome gift was left for the grown ups too! The snug was the perfect space to relax in after a busy day exploring wales. The kitchen had everything you could need.

    Reviewed by Fiona4.4Aug 2019

  • "We had a great stay at this cottage."

    ..the cottage is amazing in all aspects and the owners were very hospitable . i would like to thank them for the welcome they gave us and the lovely thought of the welcome hamper and for the toys which they prepared (and even got us more ) for our 3 year old son. we appreciate their efforts so that we could have the best holiday. the cottage was very well equipped with all you need for the stay and very comfortable too. i miss the views from the kitchen , from the garden, from the bedroom......and the quietness of the area. The village is lovely for a getaway away from it all ..yes it is a very good base for exploring north wales. will recommend for sure ! thanks again to the owners......

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Apr 2019

  • "What a great cottage!"

    , really interesting design layout and with good facilities. The owners were very friendly and welcoming

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2019

  • "On arrival we met the owner who showed us around & as it was the Christmas week, invited to join in with village midnight service in the barn opposite; extremely comfortable cottage, every cooking implement needed to make a birthday cake and cook Christmas dinner for 4 people."

    The second lounge with log burning stove is spacious for games of whist & scrabble and quietly reading. The cottage is surrounded by hills in which to explore running, walking & on bicycles and further over steep passes to Lake Vyrnwy. Nearby NT Bodnant Gardens worth a couple hours walking through sheltered gardens and footpaths. To date, the best accommodation we’ve stayed in, so highly recommended. Thankyou. Rosemary & Andrew Hewett, Cumbria.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Dec 2018

  • "This cottage is a home from Home nestled in a beautiful little valley surrounded by stunning Welsh countryside."

    Thank you very much to our hosts for the warm welcome and the supplies, they were much appreciated after our 5 hour drive. The cottage is clean, quirky (a few steps to negotiate indoors). The snug is very cosy at night. The place is well equipped and very spacious. There is no phone signal, but the WiFi works fine. Couldn’t find the DVD player. The walks around the immediate area are short and pretty. We saw a few buzzards and bats. There are no shops or pub within walking distance, but that doesn’t matter once you’ve got stocked up with supplies at Bala co-op. There is a cafe within walking distance that serves a nice full English breakfast and on a sunny day you can sit outside and enjoy your food with a lovely view of the mountains. If you like the unpretentious Ty Uchaf will be your cup of tea.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Sep 2018

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage in a fantastic location."

    The welcome hamper was a lovely touch. And special gift of bubble bath as I mentioned that I was pregnant at the time of our booking. Fantastic hosts and very welcoming. The kitchen was full of utensils and everything from pans to crockery making it easy to cook any meal from scratch, including cakes! We enjoyed beautiful sunny days in the garden and cosy family evenings by the fire. Plenty of room for us and our 3 young boys to explore. We all absolutely loved it and hope to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Aug 2018

  • "Wow, what a fabulous cottage in a great location."

    Who could ask for more

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2018

  • "Couldn't fault anything with this place."

    The setting is beautiful especially if you want to be away from mobile phones as there is no signal at all! It's great. From the patio you could birdwatch and we saw loads of birds and the birdsong was awesome. Noisiest sheep I'd ever heard though. It's in a quiet village surrounded by mountains with spacious garden. There was everything you could possibly need, heaps of towels and even a caffetiere. The welcome pack was a lovely touch with some wine and local produce and home made bara brith, even milk and spread in the fridge and oil. There were clear instructions for everything you might need. The furniture is comfy and it has everything, possibly more, than one's home. There is plenty of space inside too. There are books and games and a stay at home day is just as good as driving miles. It is so easy to get everywhere, whether it be mountains, towns, lakes or railways and the seaside is only about an hour away. There are plenty of walks including one starting in the village right outside. I always comment on disabled access as this is important to me. I am mobility impaired but can use my legs indoors with the aid of a stick and help and managed the steps into the property. This is definately NOT wheelchair friendly though due to steps inside and outside the property, some of which are quite tall. However, if you have someone to help you and can walk a little you will probably manage as I did. There is a 'ground' floor bathroom and bedroom up a couple of steps but this bedroom is quite small with a high bed. However, there is a pull out double bed in the 'snug' lounge which is very comfortable. There is also a futon on the mezzanine. The main bedroom is enormous! It has it's own wash station and the views from the windows are fabulous, I enjoyed sitting on the basket chairs in the windows just looking out on the farm and mountains. At night you can see the stars through the skylights, weather permitting. The couple who own it are really lovely and their family live opposite if you need to contact them. Although it is family friendly beware or your kids might get withdrawal symptoms from lack of phone use, although the WiFi is excellent. The TV is ok but limited channels. It does have Netflix and you will need to use your own account. We loved it so much it broke our hearts to leave. We are determined to go back.

    Reviewed by Lm4.7Jun 2018

  • "Lovely and quiet location for romantic holiday, as well for family holiday."

    Good starting point to visit local attractions with most 30-40 mins drive time

    Reviewed by Andrzej5.0May 2018

  • "This quirky cottage is great and made even better by the lovely touch by the owners of a welcome pack of welsh produce on arrival."

    The cottage is also extremely spacious and is equipped with almost everything you will need.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in a nice setting."

    It was peaceful and had all that was needed for our stay. The owners were very welcoming and went out of their way to help.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.4Feb 2018

  • "John and Merider are excellent hosts!"

    John met us when we arrived and they had put up a Christmas tree and Christmas decorations for us. They had also put things in the fridge for us and left a hamper! We were so excited! The rooms were as expected and very clean. A very cosy cottage with plenty of local walks that was a perfect location for us to enjoy our Christmas week in. Thank-you!

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Dec 2017

  • "We had a lovely week in this beautiful cottage."

    Nice quiet location and a very snug lounge for the cold evenings. Fibre Broadband wasn't mentioned in the blurb but 17mbps was more than adequate.

    Reviewed by J S4.8Oct 2017

  • "We booked the cottage because we wanted somewhere cozy and quiet as a base to explore the area."

    We were not disappointed. The owner called us a week before to let us know about the keys and directions. On arrival, we found a welcome bounty of homemade cake, cookies and wine as well as tea, coffee and fresh milk ready for us. The owners popped in and were really helpful and welcoming. The cottage was well stocked with cleaning products, toilet paper and tea towels. The cottage is amazing. It is very well equipped, spacious and very comfortable with plenty of logs to fuel the woodburner. The wifi is very good as there is poor mobile signal in the village. Plenty of fluffy towels are provided and there is ample storage for clothes and boots/shoes. There are extra sleeping options in the mezzanine as well as a roomy sofabed in the woodburner lounge. The single bedroom is a bit small in comparison to the rest of the rooms but the skylight directly above the bed where you can watch the stars at night makes up for it. Weather permitting, you can sit outside on the patio with only the mountain and the babbling stream running at the front of the cottage. There is a bus service from the village so even without transport, it would be possible to explore the area. If you have a car, then the cottage is an excellent base from which to explore the surrounding natural marvels that Snowdonia has to offer.

    Reviewed by Nathalie4.6Sep 2017

  • "A warm and friendley greeting we would recomened anyone to stay here A getaway from it all place"

    Reviewed by Mick4.4Jul 2017

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with basin, 1 x ground floor single
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • Second sitting room with woodburner
  • First floor mezzanine landing with sofa bed.
  • Oil-fired central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, CD/radio
  • Fuel, power and wood for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • wifi

The property

A traditional detached cottage in the village of Llangwm, near to Bala on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park of North Wales.

Retaining many original character features, such as fantastic original beams, with fantastic views from all aspects of the cottage, making a wonderful place for families or small groups of friends to get together.

On entering the cottage, you arrive in a spacious sitting room with a dining table and chairs.

Next to this is the well-equipped kitchen, with everything needed to prepare some lovely home-cooked meals.

With the dining area very close by, makes a great social place to prepare and enjoy at the same time.

On the ground floor is a single bedroom which is light and airy with a good-sized family bathroom next door.

The staircase takes you to a mezzanine landing with the extra flexibility of a double sofa bed, which then leads to the master double bedroom.

This is large and spacious with some fantastic original wooden beams and again with fantastic views of the rolling countryside.

From the mezzanine area, further steps take you down to a second sitting room with plenty of comfy seating in front of a welcoming woodburner, making a great place to relax in front of after a full day out and about exploring the area.

From the sitting room, French doors lead to a large patio area with plenty of lawned gardens; a great place for the kids to let off some steam.

Take advantage of some alfresco dining or just a relax with a glass of something chilled.

A few minutes’ walk takes you into the village of Llangwm itself which offers superb walking, cycling and wildlife watching opportunities amidst the surrounding countryside.

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.

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.

Whatever you decide to do, Ty Uchaf is an ideal place for a wonderful holiday at any time of the year.

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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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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