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Fron Oleu

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Llanllyfni near Penygroes, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Overall the property was well equipped, we all enjoyed our stay."

    A few issue…we noticed a camera in the kitchen. An Alex spot device. Not sure if this was being watch but made feel very uncomfortable. Device was unplugged soon as we noticed it. Yes, there was a camera on this device Also, there’s a camera on the outside of the property. I understand the means of having a surveillance camera for security of the property but we felt like this was watching us. The camera was pointing in to the conservatory 70% of the time where we was playing games, and watching tv. We also had an issue with locking the door inside the property. We pulled up the handle and tried to lock the door. Same as any other pvc door. Unfortunately after a few days of locking the door on the inside we broke the key, due to door lock was very stiff. We obviously got a new key for the door, receipt was left in key box. It was about 10 mins drive down to normal roads, the rest is off road/private road very narrow. My tow bar was catching a lot, maybe due to weight in vehicle. 2 gates on property to open and close. Looks like there was meant to be a light in the back garden but had been cut. Unfortunately we couldn’t see if the dogs was safe or got out the gate. The gate did open with the wind on a few occasions. Also no information what to do with the bins. One bin for a family of seven wasn’t the best. Would probably stay again if issue was resolved. Especially the camera issue.

    With regards to the Alexa device, the device is there for whomever wants to listen to some music whilst cooking in the kitchen. There is no live feed / camera recording on it and it can easily be switched off should guests not want to use it. The CCTV camera outside covers the parking area outside the conservatory and the drive leading to the property, it does not cover inside the property. Our property is in a very remote location and the camera has been installed for security reasons. There is signage there clearly making you aware that there is CCTV in operation. Should you have contacted us with your concerns at the time we would have happily advised you to switch the camera off whilst you were in the property. With regards to the access to the property, it can be seen in the advert from Menai that this property is located in a rural area and as such there is nothing we can do about the access road. The green bin would have been adequate had you of made use of the four recycling bins provided. The light at the rear again could have easily been resolved had you have made contact with us. We will look into this now that we are aware. Thanks for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wayne4.1Oct 2023

  • "We had a wonderful, peaceful week here."

    Well equipped and in an amazing location with views all round. The secure back garden is great if you have dogs and the property itself was spotlessly clean. Thank you so much to the owner/staff. If you want a quiet, get away from it all, break then this is the property for you. Our only recommendation is to use the ‘What3words’ function to find it as our Satnav could not hack it! Overall, highly recommended

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very well situated for all trips out not far for tourist places, loverly for dogs lots of free running around , only small minus only one toilet and in living room so hard work if having small children to come down in the night, But cottage great; Could do with visitors book ?"

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had another fantastic time at the cottage, grandkids and the dog love it there, plenty of room to run around outside."

    There are a few Games for inside play and outside fun too. Lovely and clean, everything you need is there. Cliff and Gill are lovely and will help out at the drop of a hat. They even had a new mattress delivered, whilst we were there. We have been there three times now,with no issues what so ever. And definitely will be going again next year.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2023

  • "The house and location was lovely its was very clean and we had a lovely week."

    My only issue was with the mattresses they were awful the double bed that attached to the room with the 3 singles is so bad you can feel the wooden slats of the bed frame all 4 of us adults left at the end of the week complaining of back pain due to the beds even the kids were very uncomfortable in the beds and the pillows are well past there best and need replacing

    Reviewed by Daniel2.8Aug 2023

  • "Fron Oleu is in a really peaceful location and the views to Caernarfon Bay and Mount Snowdon are spectacular, the Conservatory is large and comfortably furnished."

    . The long driveway to the cottage does involve getting out of the car and opening and closing 2 farm gates to safeguard livestock, this was no hardship as the weather was wonderful all week, may be a different story for anyone staying in wet weather. Apart from the top of the unit storing the towels, which had thick dust on it in bathroom, the cottage was clean , tidy and well equipped. There were a couple of niggles, the first being there is only 1 double wardrobe to be shared with all 3 bedrooms which is inadequate, and there are no equipment instructions for the Smart TV, luckily my husband is a tech enthusiast but not everyone is. We would still highly recommend this cottage as the peaceful location is second to none, best views of any of the previous cottages we have stayed at over many many years. Mrs H Wood and family.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Jun 2023

  • "The facilities of the property are amazing."

    There are so many little 'extras' that make it much more comfortable and friendly for families such as the bbq, the games, puzzles, DVDs, books and even the binoculars, because the views are breathtaking. The property feels like a proper cosy home and we were devastated to have to leave. We will definitely be visiting again, as we'd love to spend some time tucked away during Winter. There are too many good points to list but literally everything has been thought of and catered for, down to pegs for the washing lines!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2023

  • "Stunning views."

    Excellent phone signal and wi-fi despite remote location. Cottage was lovely and warm. Comfy beds, good shower and large smart tv. Very well equipped and nice welcome pack. Much appreciated! Great for dogs, lots of walks and private grassy areas around the cottage, all securely gated. We will be rebooking.

    Reviewed by Claudine5.0Feb 2023

  • "Very nice place with stunning views Made to feel very welcome and had a great getaway"

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0Dec 2022

  • "Stunning views and location."

    The cottage was warm and cosy. Beautifully decorated, a real home from home. Well fenced for our dogs. Modern utilities, WiFi and TV. In all, a perfect all rounder for the perfect getaway! Peace, tranquility and the remoteness are to be found at Fron Oleu.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2022

  • "This cottage is fabulous for couples or families, plenty of space for the kiddies and dogs to run around."

    We be back definitely. All you need is there.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2022

  • "Spent a very happy week in this cottage."

    The view across the Nantlle valley is spectacular, and we had a whole week of sunrises and sunsets to enjoy, in fact we were quite happy to spend the whole day at the place enjoying the sunshine. Its a very quiet location, and the cottage is well-appointed, there's pretty much everything you need, including a few things you might not expect - like new toothbrushes in case you've forgotten yours. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful spot, kids loved the gardens and they were able to roam about very safely."

    We will definitely be coming back! Thank you Cliff!

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great location, Beautiful views from cottage."

    The cottage had everything we needed. It was very spacious.Kids loved it as well and so did the whole family. Unfortunately the height of the roof of bedroom was really low that we kept headbutting the room which was an inconvenience.Also the doors didn't have the locks which was also an inconvenience. Other than that it was a good holiday cottage at beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Muhammad4.1Jun 2022

  • "This cottage is absolutely great ,the location is good for children."

    no cars to worry about and well fenced in ,the gardens are very large and well maintained . fron oleu as everything you need to have a great holiday great walks ,we climbed Snowdon while there, only 15 miles away . you can go to the beach and busy places but then come back to tranquillity. the views are to die for, they are brilliant . we shall be going back we loved it there so peace full .

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2022

  • "Came across this property ad as we are planning another vacation in Lake ..."

    Came across this property ad as we are planning another vacation in Lake District and couldn’t resist myself leaving a review it was one of the best stays of my life place was like heaven on earth location of The property was perfect for us Londoners who want some peace , we friends still talk about waking up in morning and hearing roosters and sheep the barbeque experience in back yard was simple awesome , personally my best time of the day was waking up just before the sun rise and standing on small stone wall on front and watch the sun rise I would trade anything for waking up at that place ever

    Reviewed by Veer5.0May 2022

  • "Perfect cottage for a holiday away from it all with family and dogs."

    Amazing views, cosy cottage (loved the wood burner) and great walks. Had to cut our stay short due to Storm Eunice but would definitely go back. I imagine summer evenings sitting outside looking at the views would be amazing.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Feb 2022

  • "Wow!!!"

    ! Absolutely fantastic home for 4 days. Stunning views and plenty of space for all of us. My kids loved the garden and all the fairy lights made Christmas feel very much alive still. Definitely be back and looking forward to seeing the views again in the summer

    Reviewed by Miri5.0Dec 2021

  • "Breathtaking views, cottage well equipped, owners and neighbour very friendly, ..."

    Breathtaking views, cottage well equipped, owners and neighbour very friendly, highly recommend cottage and this specific part of Wales, we want to come back in nearest future

    Reviewed by Wojciech4.7Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous place, with fantastic views."

    Will definitely definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in a remote location."

    Wonderful views of the sea, countryside and mountains, with only a short drive (20 mins) to one of many beaches. Fron Oleu was roomy enough for 6 of us, and had every facility in place, with a local Co-op only 8 mins drive. We would highly recommend a stay at Fron Oleu.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0May 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x triple with three single beds and TV
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and initial supply of logs for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawned garden and patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.3 miles, pub 2.6 miles
  • Note: The triple room is accessed via one of the double bedrooms
  • Note: There is a step down into the sitting room, please mind your step
  • Note: An additional dog will be accepted at a charge of £20

The property

Penygroes 2.5 miles.

Settled in an idyllic and secluded setting in the countryside of Wales you will find this welcoming whitewashed farmhouse, Fron Oleu.

Offering accommodation for up to seven guests, it makes a great choice for families seeking a serene break within easy reach of both the glorious coast and countryside of Wales.

Approach the property via a single-track line surrounded by stunning countryside and soak in your stunning surroundings before admiring the beauty of the farmhouse.

Enter through the bright and airy conservatory, the perfect spot to enjoy your morning coffee whilst watching the chickens in the garden, before stepping into the traditionally styled kitchen/diner.

The kitchen offers a good range of utensils and appliances to assist you on your stay when you're not out making the most of one of the local restaurants, with plenty of seating for all to gather to savour your homemade meals.

Move through into the homely sitting room where a woodburning stove awaits to warm the room in the winter months, a wonderful space for catching up with your loved ones after a day of adventure.

Following on from the sitting room you can find the spacious shower room where you can refresh each evening before heading up to the first floor to find the three delightful bedrooms.

Discover a double bedroom to the right of the stairs, with a further double to the left which is attached to a triple room boasting three single beds and a TV, perfect for the little ones to relax and catch up with their rest.

Begin your mornings out on the patio soaking in the sun before exploring your local surroundings.

Sitting on the fringes of the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park you can find plenty of beautiful walking routes on your doorstep, while a short car journey will bring you to the charming village of Penygroes where you can find all that you could need for a self-catered stay including shops, cafés and pubs to take your pick from, while the wider surrounding area is perfect for those seeking adventure with ample opportunities for golfing, swimming, surfing, tennis, horse riding, wildlife watching and so much more.

Venture into Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park to discover scenery like no other from one of its mountain peaks, Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) being a particular wonder with a train taking you to the top if you're seeking a more leisurely day out, while the coastal town of Caernarfon is also worth visiting for its imposing castle, stunning seascapes and quaint eateries.

In easy reach of so much excitement, Fron Oleu is the perfect choice for your family escape to Wales at any time of the year.

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

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About the location


Llanberis 8 miles; Caernarfon 6.5 miles.

The lovely quiet village of Penygroes is situated around six miles from the historic castle town of Caernarfon, bordering the Snowdonia National Park with beautiful scenic walks and mountain views easily accessible. A good selection of shops, cafes and pubs are available in the village and the wider local area is full of restaurants and activities such as golfing, swimming, tennis, surfing and horse riding to name but a few. Plas Dinas Country House is also nearby, which is home to some great history as well as The Gun Room restaurant. The beaches on Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula can be reached in about half an hour, while the beach at Dinas Dinlle is just a 10-minute drive away. Nearby, Caernarfon is home to Caernarfon Castle, which is well worth a visit, with further shops and cafes available, as well as steam train trips. Portmeirion is also a short distance away, featured in the TV series ‘The Prisoner’. Just 8 miles away is the Welsh Heritage centre which has a licensed cafe at Nant Nwrtheyrn with magnificent sea views from it's decked dining area. Beddgelert is a very attractive village, surrounded by the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, with a fabulous arts and craft shop, and several pubs. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Note: No charge for one dog, £20 for second dog.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.
Note: This property is in a very remote location, CCTV camera has been installed for security reasons. There is clear signage indicating that there is CCTV in operation, it covers the driveway and gate area. You may request this to be turned off during your stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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