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Ty Coch Maentwrog

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Maentwrog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "A perfect place for a family and dog."

    Cosy and comfortable house with plenty of space. Everything you need, like maps and guide books, great kitchen, beautiful gardens and we loved feeding the birds. Beautiful walks from your door and 2 pubs to visit. Absolute peace with a waterfall to fall asleep to the sound of. Surrounding area is stunning with plenty to see in the mountains, valleys and the coast. Have already booked to return.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Dec 2023

  • "The property is very private, comfortable and welcoming with very good facilities."

    The owner leaves a wonderful welcome pack which we always enjoy.

    Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback! My aim is to create a welcoming space, where you can just kick off your shoes, listen to the birdsong and cosy up beside the range in the living room. I think about the things I would like to meet on arriving. It’s nice to turn up at a cottage after a long drive and be able to pop the kettle on and have a slice of cake and a cuppa before you unpack or need to venture out to the supermarket or your delivery hasn’t arrived yet. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2023

  • "Comfortable beds, well equipped, beautiful gardens and perfect location"

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great location and very well equipped cottage, very clean and comfortable."

    Garden and summerhouse a bonus as well, as was the excellent welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful and exceptionally well equipped house (including a large draining rack for your washing up)."

    We had fantastic weather so were able to make the most of the gorgeous garden, but inside the house was also lovely. The house is in a great location, lots of amazing walks and beaches within half an hour’s drive. Totally recommended.

    Thank you so much for such positive feedback. This is a great time of year to enjoy the garden and surrounding area. The azaleas and rhododendrons are in full bloom and the roses are beginning to bud and blossom. Unfortunately the grass is looking parched as there hasn’t really been any rain for weeks! I had tried to think about all the things a family need to make their stay as comfortable as possible without having to bring everything but the kitchen sink with them. Ty Coch also remains a much loved family home and I that respects maintains a homely feel. Thank you for booking and staying and Ty Coch. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elin5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely character cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    This was our second stay here and it was even better than before. Very good facilities, wonderful garden and the stream/waterfall near the back door is just wonderful.

    Thank you for your feedback and thank you so much for returning to Ty Coch. We feel very lucky and privileged to have National Trust land behind us with its ancient woodland that will always remain protected and farmland to the front of the cottage dotted with nothing more than a few sheep. I’m glad you had a lovely stay and once again, thank you for rebooking TyCoch. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2023

  • "We loved staying here."

    The cottage feels more like a home than a holiday let, with a lovely ‘lived in’ feeling and relaxed atmosphere. We have never stayed anywhere that was so well equipped, the generous owners have thought of everything. We didn’t miss a dishwasher; the view from the kitchen window whilst washing up is lovely and we found the washing machine and tumble dryer very useful. The caretaker does a great job; the cottage was well prepared for our arrival and was very clean - not easy with such a big house and limited time. There was a very generous welcome pack which included wine, cheese, butter, eggs and Welsh cakes which was much appreciated. The garden is fabulous; semi wild with stream and waterfall and surrounded by woodland. We thoroughly enjoyed sitting out with our coffee watching the wildlife - especially the little Voles and Lizard in the rockery outside the kitchen door. The Oakleley Arms is worth a visit, good food and a warm welcome.

    Thank you for such wonderful feedback . Ty Coch still remains a much loved family home and I’m glad you had a good break here. We have tried to balance a neatly manicure garden with some wild area to encourage as much wildlife as possible. I have sat in the kitchen and watched a sparrow hawk perched in the rocks by the stream, scanning the bird station. I find it’s amazing what you see if you just sit still long enough. The waterfall is amazing after a downpour and in the winter when it comes thundering down the hillside. Once again, thank you for choosing TyCoch . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nickie5.0May 2023

  • "This is a magical cottage with its own stream and a garden full of wild birds."

    Cottage has a very good feel to it and feels like a home as soon as you step through the door. Beds were comfortable and we all slept well all week. There was a welcome pack for us and one for the dogs. We will definitely book again

    I’m so glad to hear that you and your family had a good stay at Ty Coch. Every effort is made to maintain a homely feel. We hope our guests leaving relaxed and restored. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Ty Coch."

    The house was warm, comfortable and perfect for a family holiday. There was a nice welcome package with essentials (eggs/cheese/milk, chocolate & prosecco) and festive Christmas decorations for the New Year. The Wifi worked well (important for teenagers). We knew there wouldn't be a dishwasher and half thought the washing machine could be a washer/dryer which would provide space. We would happily stay there again.

    Thank you very much for such positive feedback. Forgive the late response but I have had some problems logging in . We try hard to maintain a warm homely feel at Ty Coch . Thank you for your comments . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clemency5.0Dec 2022

  • "A delightful cottage, well equipped and in a wonderful location."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property and location were amazing."

    But the reason I've marked down for facilities is that it was disappointing to pay £1000 for a week and not to have a dishwasher. This was made worse by having 2 massive butler sinks but only a tiny portable draining tray that didn't even hold a set of breakfast things. There's plenty of room in the kitchen (it had both a washing machine and a tumble dryer, which we never needed). Seems a minor point but this did take the shine off a bit. Everything else was amazing - the cottage was warm and comfortable, with an amazing outdoor space.

    I am sorry to hear of your disappointment with not having a dishwasher at Ty Coch . I have stated in the information accessible on line before booking that the cottage doesn’t have a dishwasher fitted, nevertheless, I am sorry it took the shine off of your stay. I have procrastinated with regards to swopping the tumble dryer for a dishwasher but have had some lovely personal notes left from walkers who have come and spent day after day walking the hills in the rain in the wet winter months and parents of young children, grateful that they have been able to constantly wash and dry the bedding before bedtime on a daily basis due to accidents. Regarding the layout of the kitchen, Ty Coch was not designed as a holiday let as it had been a well loved home. There is a surplus drying mat underneath the sink for additional dishes. We have also had a lot of positive feedback regarding those that have commented on what a lovely view to have whilst washing up. Thank you for coming to stay at Ty Coch and I hope it hasn’t put you off coming to stay again. Carolyn Turner Ty Coch Maentwrog Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tiffany4.4Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely Christmas at Ty Coch, thank you."

    Warm and cosy. Plenty of space for a family of 4 and dog. Lots of lovely walks from the house and we braved a zip wire adventure at the nearby Caverns Zip World. Birds, bats and squirrels kept us amused and we all slept so well to the sound of the waterfall in the garden. The kitchen, with its big table and heated floor, is a great place for family meals and activities and there’s a dining table for jigsaws and more formal dining. Enough sofas for us to have 1 each and the dog loved having her bed close to the wood burner. A perfect winter retreat.

    Thank you for the great feedback Carol. We try hard to think of all the home comforts that guest may want when they come and stay. Ty Coch is set in a very special area that has its own micro climate and is within a woodland rain forest. This brings a diverse array of wildlife , some more elusive than others and we are pleased that some of them payed you a visit ! We look forward to welcoming you back in the future . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautiful and secluded cottage."

    We had a really peaceful and relaxing holiday in Ty Coch. It had everything we needed, and the garden was perfect

    Reviewed by Valentien3.8May 2021

  • "Very clean and a great setting."

    Close to every thing you need, walks attractions cafes, pub and Resteraunts are all a short walk or a short drive away. Yet you are far enough away from everything that you can forget about the rat race. Walks start from the back door, garden is big enough to keep the kids happy and unfortunately the wi fi works. The welcome pack was a lovely gesture from Carolyn, thank you and we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2020

  • "We have stayed at this beautiful house 4 times and will definitely be booking to go again."

    It’s perfect for a family, with plenty of space inside and out. The house is warm, cosy and homely and has all the facilities you need. There’s plenty to do nearby, especially if you enjoy beautiful walks and stunning scenery. Thank you for a great holiday.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Dec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a perfect location for peace and quiet but close enough to amenities to not feel too isolated."

    We enjoyed the nice surprise of a bottle of wine, cheese and cake! The garden is lovely, small stream and waterfall at side of cottage which is an added novelty and good for cleaning the moody boots in! We plan on returning. Thank you

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Nov 2019

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Ty Coch cottage and definitely intend on returning."

    It's in a beautiful location and the garden is stunning (but perfectly secure and able to hold in our somewhat energetic Labrador as well as our four year old daughter!). I couldn't fault any aspect as there was everything to hand that you may need during your stay and the touch of the little 'gift studio' so that you could purchase the owners ceramic giftware was a lovely added bonus. It's very conveniently located yet still manages to feel wonderfully secluded - I can't recommend enough! Many thanks

    Thank you very much Ms Remmington for your feedback. It was much appreciated and I was pleased you had such a lovely time at Ty Coch. I would also like to say a very big thank you for purchasing the ceramics in aid of the Brain and Spine Foundation and the Spinal Cord Tumour Forum. I hope you enjoy them for many years to come and once again, thank you for booking Ty Coch. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jun 2019

  • "Ty Coch is a wonderful cottage which is welcoming, well equipped and comfortable."

    Also we found it spotlessly clean. The garden is absolutely magical! Great for relaxing in and for children to explore. The waterfall at the edge of the garden was lovely too. We would highly recommend this cottage

    Thank you very much Mr Travis for you fantastic feed back! We are so glad you and your family had such a wonderful time at Ty Coch. We try very hard to make the cottage feel like home from home and such positive feed back is lovely. Thank you once again for booking Ty Coch. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dan5.0May 2019

  • "The setting for Ty Coch Maentwrog is very good, being within the Snowdonia National Park."

    Maentwrog is at the cross-roads of 2 main roads in North Wales, so access to other parts of the country is easy. There is a pub/hotel nearby that serves food of adequate quality; TripAdvisor feedback is variable. The track up to the cottage is sign-posted as a footpath, but it is obvious that it is used by vehicles. Before you go, use an on-line mapping service with a street-level view to determine where the track is and what its entrance looks like, or you could miss it. The property itself is clean, but be aware that all heating and hot water is controlled by an oil burning stove in the living room, and this must not be tampered with. Even in the summer this heater must be left on, so I imagine that the room could get very hot. Also be aware that there is a constant background smell of fuel oil in the room. If you like to cook when on holiday, the kitchen is fairly well appointed; I found a lack of saucepans to be irritating. For some reason, the owners have the microwave sitting on top of the fridge/freezer, which is far too high to be safe; we moved it to the work surface. For your entertainment, a male blackbird attacks the windows of the downstairs' rooms several times a day.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are pleased that you enjoyed the setting and location of the cottage. The track to the property is a designated footpath and also has an additional use of providing access to Ty Coch. We are mindful that the oil stove might be too hot in the summer, and it is switched off if the night time temperature is above 15 degrees centigrade. The house is then serviced by supplementary electric heaters, underfloor heating in the kitchen, a log burner and an immersion heater for hot water. On windy days, there might be an occasional smell of smoke from the oil burner, and unfortunately, this can't be helped. We are happy for guests to place the microwave wherever is convenient for them and we do provide five saucepans for guests' use. We wholeheartedly agree that the blackbird does provide some entertainment protecting his brood from his own reflection. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin3.8May 2019

  • "Plenty of space for a family of 4 and dog to spread out and relax."

    Love the fires and heated floors. The garden is great for all to explore and has beautiful views. Close to lots of brilliant things to do.

    H HallJan 2019

  • "A pleasant house, we realy felt at home."

    We liked to sit in the garden, and enjoyed the fireplace on rainy days. A good location for exploring Snowdonia.

    GerdaAug 2018

  • "Absolutely perfect in every way."

    Fab location, very well equipped and a nice welcome pack on arrival.

    Jul 2018

  • "Clean, tidy beautiful location."

    Well serviced with everything required

    Constance MilesJul 2018

  • "A brilliant cottage, comfortable, warm and tastefully furnished, in a stunning location."

    The owners have thought of absolutely everything. We especially enjoyed the woodland walks just behind the house.

    Jenny NewmanJun 2018

  • "Perfect location, beautiful surroundings, well equipped."

    Like home from home, everything you could possibly need and more. This was our second visit to Ty Coch, can't wait to do it all again.

    Gillian HeeleyMar 2018

  • "Perfect location, everything you could possibly need and then some more!"

    Oct 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage, we had a lovely holiday in Ty Coch."

    It was probably one of the best equipped holiday cottages we have stayed in, with everything we needed for our family of 5 and 1 dog! Owners were really helpful, even letting us know that the cottage was ready earlier than expected.

    Tania BrandAug 2017

  • "A real home from home."

    Beautiful cottage, fabulous location and brilliant communication from the owner

    Michael CarneAug 2017

  • "Amazing, comfortable and beautiful holiday cottage."

    Well thought out, really well equipped.

    Val WillcoxAug 2017

  • "Good property , only problem lock and locking gate continually, a bit fiddly"

    H SandlandAug 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x twin 1 x single, 1 x double ensuite
  • Ensuite shower, WC and basin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin
  • Cloakroom with WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast table
  • Sitting room with oil burning stove and dining area
  • Snug room with wood burning stove.
  • Central heating with oil stove, wood burning stove and underfloor heating in kitchen
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, washing machine, dryer, microwave, slow cooker
  • Freesat TV, DVD player, ipod dock, WiFi
  • High chair, travel cot (No linen)
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Off road parking for at least 3 cars
  • Pub and restaurant 0.3 miles
  • Shop 3.8 miles
  • NOTE Cottage has its own borehole, which is safe to drink but some guests prefer to bring their own bottled water
  • 1 well behaved dog welcome at a charge of £25 per stay.

The property

Ty Coch - Maentwrog is a delightful holiday cottage located in the glorious Snowdonia National Park.

You’ll be greeted by a traditional Welsh stone cottage with definite kerb appeal.

It’s nestled in an acre of landscaped gardens with a stream that trickles through National Trust oak woodland past the cottage.

This is an idyllic setting for a family holiday in North Wales. If you enter via the front door you step into the landing on the mid level.

Take the nine stairs down to ground floor where you’ll find the kitchen and living areas.

Four steps take you up to the bedrooms.

The spacious sitting room is lovely with its large inglenook fireplace with an oil burning stove making - this makes it wonderfully cosy in all seasons.

The stove can be turned down but not switched off.

In the summer, you can always open the windows and let the fresh air flow through!

There’s comfy sofas, a TV with Freesat and a dining table & chairs.

The snug has a log burner but no TV although there is a docking station for those of you that enjoy listening to your music.

This is a great space to relax! The kitchen has a lovely rustic feel - there is underfloor heating and french doors leading out onto a seating area.

Through the window, behind the Belfast sink are views of the garden.

There’s a washing machine & tumble dryer, slow cooker, fridge freezer, electric hob, oven & grill, microwave.

A family bathroom has a bath with shower over & wash hand basin.

There is a separate cloakroom with a loo, too.

There are three sweet bedrooms, one double, a twin and a single.

One room has an ensuite with shower, loo & wash hand basin. Ty Coch - Maentwrog sits in around one acre of gardens that are yours to enjoy.

Adjoining the holiday cottage are pretty woodlands owned by the National Trust.

To the front of the cottage are lawned, landscaped gardens that are steep at times.

There is a summerhouse with seating inside and a docking station - put on that music, enjoy the setting and sip your evening drinks!

There is ample parking outside the house. Take a walk from the holiday cottage to the Oakley Arms for a meal or a pint!

In the area surrounding the cottage are many wonderful walks, cycle routes, attractions & experiences on offer like steam train rides!

Some of Snowdonia’s best tourist towns are a drive away too including Harlech with its sandy beach and castle.

The pretty village of Llanbedr & Shell Island or bustling Barmouth.

Whether you want to relax in an idyllic setting, or get out and about and explore the best that North Wales has to offer, this holiday cottage makes for an ideal base for your family holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Tan y Bwlch 0.5 miles; Blaenau Ffestiniog 3 miles; Penrhyndeudraeth 4 miles; Porthmadog 7 miles.

Maentwrog is a village and community in the Welsh county of Gwynedd, lying in the Vale of Ffestiniog just below Blaenau Ffestiniog, within the Snowdonia National Park. The River Dwyryd runs alongside the village, on the periphery and adds to the picturesque environment. The village has its own highly regarded traditional inn, the Grapes Hotel, well known for its food and atmosphere and the Oakeley Arms is also nearby. The scenic area around Maentwrog has many public footpaths plus the beauty spot of Plas Tan Y Bwlch and the Ffestiniog Steam Railway are also within a few miles. Nearby Plas Tan y Bwlch, substantially rebuilt during the 19th century by the Oakeley family on the site of a first house probably built in the early 17th century, overlooks the village. Plas Tan y Bwlch has its own halt - Plas Halt - on the Ffestiniog Railway, and nearby Tan-y-Bwlch railway station is the railway's principal intermediate station. Maentwrog means Twrog's stone and according to legend, a giant known as Twrog hurled a boulder from the top of a hill down into the settlement, destroying a pagan altar. This stone is said to be the one located in St Twrog's Church courtyard. It is said that if one rubs this boulder one is fated to return to the village in the future. The village settlement expanded in the 19th century to house workers from local slate mines. Within the village community is the imposing Plas Tan y Bwlch, home of the Snowdonia National Park Study Centre and former residence of the Oakeley family. A superb base from which to discover the Snowdonia National Park and all of North Wales.

Note: The cottage has its own natural water supply from a borehole. This is perfectly safe to drink but some people may prefer to bring their own drinking water. The mobile phone signal is average. The best signal is by the kitchen window.
Note: There is a supplementary charge of £25 per pet, per stay - up to a maximum of 1 pets. Pets are not allowed upstairs or on the soft furnishings. Due to the rural location of the property the owner would like to know the breeds of the dogs staying at the time of booking please.
Note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £200

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