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Y Bwthyn

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Ysbyty Ifan, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "The property and the stay was actually better than we thought it would be."

    So clean and really cozy. Loved being on a working farm. We had the most amazing week away. And Marion and Trefor were superb hosts. Highly recommended. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Mar 2024

  • "Great location, cosy cottage and a lovely hot tub"

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in an ideal location for walking, cycling and visiting Snowdonia/Eryri."

    The hot tub was amazing after a days walking, stunning views and the cottage was very comfy and well equipped. Happily recommend and can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely well maintained cottage with outstanding views."

    We really enjoyed our mini break.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage and the hosts are 10/10."

    The farm is beautiful with wonderful views. Hot tub was a nice touch. We weren't very lucky with the weather but that's no one's fault. My only concern was the road to get to the farm. I didn't expect it to be so rural (yes I'm a city person) but it was a very narrow road and we were lucky we didn't encountered any cars coming the opposite direction.

    Reviewed by Damian4.7Sep 2023

  • "Amazing stay !"

    The views was Amazing loved the hot tub up in the mountains after long days out what a way to chill watching the stars ! Loved the land full of sheep as you Drove down to the cottage ! Perfect Hoilday

    Reviewed by Susanna5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had an absolutely gorgeous stay ."

    The cottage was by far the best place we have stayed at . ( remember it is a working farm ) . The hosts were warm and approachable and nothing was too much trouble . Our kids loved playing with the farm dog and cats . Location was good with plenty of amenities nearby , the views were to die for . We would definitely return , in fact we are planning a return trip already ! Thankyou Marian and Trevor .

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jul 2023

  • "What a lovely place!"

    We really enjoyed our time here, friendly and accommodating hosts, good location and exactly what was needed for an excellent break away.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely stay."

    Cottage was beautiful, very clean and even nicer than the photos. Stunning views, and great location for us to visit different towns and areas of interest around North Wales. Received a really warm welcome from hosts, including some fab banana loaf!

    Reviewed by Rhiannon5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was fantastic, in a beautiful location."

    Very clean and decorated tastefully. Comfy beds and the hot tub was superb! Fresh eggs and welsh cakes on arrival! Would 100% recommend this place and hope to go back!

    Reviewed by Freya5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage spotlessly clean."

    Would very highly recommended

    Reviewed by Enid5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had a lovely week."

    Property is exactly as the pictures show - spotlessly clean on arrival with hot tub emptied and refilled for us. Facilities great with everything you need in the kitchen. Owners very friendly and enjoyed seeing the goings on of the farm day to day. Special mention too to Bobbi the dog and Judy the cat who made it extra special for us - Judy loves attention and we love cats so felt like we had our very own little farm cat for the week. Thanks for everything we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this place. Helen and Dan.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great Cottage, great hosts, great location!"

    We had a wonderful holiday. The cottage is on a working farm and we loved the time we spent here, Mr and Mrs Roberts made us feel very welcome. Diolch yn fawr!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely 4 night stay, the cottage is in a great location with amazing views and you really felt away from it all."

    Only a short drive to the local shops cafes etc. The hot tub was a welcome treat after a busy day of activities, great location to visit all main attractions, we did two of the zip world sites, mountain biking and Snowdon. Fresh farm eggs on arrival and Bobby the farm dog always greeted us on our return. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Emily4.7Aug 2022

  • "This is the nicest holiday property we’ve ever stayed in."

    It is furnished very tastefully, there is lots of space, it is very well equipped and the location is wonderful. The property was extremely clean on arrival and the owners are so friendly and helpful. It was a delight to be there at lambing season. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful area."

    Owners were very friendly and accomodating, and helpful with guidance of the local area. They also provided a high chair and travel cot for a young one, both of which were perfect. Facilities were great, we made good use of the hot tub which had amazing views! Thanks for a lovely stay, we hope to be back one day :-)

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was quite cold at night."

    The hot tub could do with some form of cover over it to make it more private and to protect it from the wind and rain.

    Thank you for your feedback. We were sorry to hear you found the property to be quite cold at night, if you had called us we would have been happy to adjust the heating for you. I am sorry you found the hot tub area open, but most guests enjoy sitting in the hot tub and staring up at the stars. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrea4.1Mar 2022

  • "We have had the loveliest holiday!"

    A week here was much needed and the owners were amazing! Their pets were all characters and the farm was well kept and interesting! We particularly enjoyed our free time in the hot tub and although such close proximity to the owners house it felt private and comfortable! The cottage was amazingly stocked and had every facility we needed, and we were able go drive wherever due to the fab location! Views didn’t seem real! This was our first time in wales and we will be back and we just want to thank them for having us!

    Reviewed by Georgina5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely spot, great views from the cottage over the valley."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really well appointed and equipped cottage, very comfortable in the most ..."

    Really well appointed and equipped cottage, very comfortable in the most wonderful location, a real escape from the outside world

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2021

  • "V good if you like a remote location."

    Views are stunning. Hosts v friendly. Only one suggestion. The skylight in main bedroom has no blind. So light comes in morning. Ok for now but in June not so good!

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Sep 2020

  • "Good location for Snowdonia park."

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Sep 2020

  • "A fantastic Holliday home inside and out."

    The position is great to visit all the great place’s of North Wales. I would highly recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is down a narrow road not too far from the nearest village."

    Luckily we didn't meet anything coming the other way as we went to and fro all week, as passing would have been difficult. Once at the cottage it was beautiful and serene with stunning views for miles in all directions. The cottage itself was very comfortable and very clean (an extra deep clean due to covid). The family welcomed us with some tasty treats and were very friendly and helpful. A great week was had by all.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2020

  • "Many thanks to Mrs Roberts for all her extra cleaning to make it possible for us to go on holiday."

    We had a lovely time the cottage and location are stunning.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Jul 2020

  • "What a fabulous place to stay, great location for getting about North Wales."

    Mr and Mrs Roberts were very friendly.the cottage is superb.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2019

  • "An amazing location so peaceful fantastic scenery."

    It was in ideal location for walking or sightseeing. The converted barn had been converted very tastefully. Would certainly go back

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely peaceful and quiet."

    The scenery from cottage was gorgeous. The cottage itself had everything you needed and very cosy and clean. Mr & Mrs Roberts made us very welcome although living next door we only saw them as we were going out. The cottage was at the top of a steep hill but not a problem as we didn't meet anyone. couldn't fault this cottage at all.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2019

  • "As soon as we entered the accommodation we felt all the stress lift from our shoulders."

    The converted barn was absolutely stunning and really clean. The views were breathtaking and the hosts were really nice leaving us a homemade sponge cake and as it was a working farm we had fresh eggs.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2019

  • "Accommodation was excellent."

    Location and views are wonderful. A good base for local hikes and not too far to drive to the main attractions of North Wales. Mrs Roberts was very pleasant and looked after us well. We would definitely book again in the future

    Reviewed by Christopher A5.0May 2019

  • "We have stayed at Y Bwthyn three times, and have been extremely comfortable there."

    Marion and Trevor were very welcoming and made us feel at home. It's a beautiful and peaceful location and is ideally placed for exploring Snowdonia, the Llyn Peninsula, and north east Wales. There is an extraordinary variety of things to do within easy reach.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7May 2019

  • "A brilliant and magical cottage !"

    ! Thank you for making our Easter holiday so brilliant. The cottage was in a idilic country side setting on a working farm and spectacular views across the hills. The owners, Mr and Mrs Roberts, were super hosts with great advice for the local area and things to do; and our kids loved helping out with feeding the lambs and collecting eggs. We’ll return to continue exploring the area as there’s so much so do.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Apr 2019

  • "The lounge has been updated since the photos were taken (at time of writing), the finish was of a high standard and very comfortable during the week we spent there."

    The hosts were friendly and only too happy to accommodate us. The kids really enjoyed seeing the working farm and the lambs in the fields. About a 15 minute drive from Betws-y-Coed, it was easy to get out to various places to visit for the day. It was the first week of April and I think we had every weather imaginable including snow! The location and views were stunning and the cottage thoroughly delivered on the rural Welsh holiday experience we envisioned.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Mar 2019

  • "This was our second visit to this property; we enjoyed it so much that we are planning to return again!"

    It's a lovely cottage in beautiful, peaceful surroundings but also close to many and varied things to do and places to go. Marion and Trefor, who run the farm, live next door and are very helpful and friendly without being intrusive.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was top class I’d say 15 out of 10 the owners Mr & Mrs Roberts ..."

    The cottage was top class I’d say 15 out of 10 the owners Mr & Mrs Roberts wear very thoughtful @ welcoming,the viue from the cottage was breathtaking,can’t wait to book next year

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Jun 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage lovely setting and great views of welsh mountains."

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0May 2018

  • "We had a wonderfull time in this holiday house."

    The house met our expectations and the owners were helpfull. Beautifull surroundings and lots to do for us as a family with a 6-year old. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Enith5.0Apr 2018

  • "Great location & very nice house."

    Reviewed by Sue3.8Apr 2018

  • "If you like remote, this is the place."

    Even though we were there during lambing it was incredibly quiet. Our hosts were lovely and helpful. A very relaxing few days.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday."

    Loved our cottage. Would definitely recommend. The owners were so friendly. Overall a brilliant experience

    Reviewed by Debra4.8Aug 2017

  • "Perfect cottage in a beautiful area."

    This was an excellent base for exploring Snowdonia and a lovely place to return to at the end of a busy day. The owners are friendly and the kids loved feeding the lambs. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2017

  • "Owners were very welcoming, terrific views from your door, very peaceful and relaxing holiday."

    Weather was good, so that made for a wonderful stay!!!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Oct 2016

  • "Peace and quiet."

    Stunning view. Friendly hosts. Plenty of living space with all you could ask for in comforts.

    Reviewed by Patrick4.6Sep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x first floor double, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath with shower over, basin & WC
  • Open-plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area & sitting area with log-effect electric fire
  • Hot tub
  • Oil central heating with electric fire in sitting area
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD player and WiFi
  • All fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio, garden furniture & BBQ
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop & pub 3 miles.

The property

Ysbyty Ifan 0.5 miles.

A charming, 18th century, stone-built barn conversion, idyllically situated on a National Trust working hill farm, boasting views of The Snowdon Range, on the edge of the small village of Ysbyty Ifan, 6 miles from Betws-y-Coed.

This charming, semi-detached property has been renovated to a high standard to retain many original features including lime washed stone walls and a wealth of beams and trusses.

The accommodation features a modern, well-equipped kitchen, delightful master bedroom, and a pretty garden that offers lovely views over the surrounding farmland and mountains beyond.

Enjoy superb walking, cycling and birdwatching from the doorstep, or visit beautiful Betws-y-Coed, just 6 miles away, offering an array of shops, restaurants and pretty riverside walks.

Visit lakes Brenig and Bala, explore the Italianate village of Portmeirion, or discover the amphitheatre, famous "rows" and world renowned zoo at the walled city of Chester, all within easy reach.

Also only 30 minutes' away are popular Zip World, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Surf Snowdonia Dolgarrog.

A perfect location for an all year round, active or restful holiday.

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

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About the location


Betws-y-Coed 6 miles.

The small, rural village of Ysbyty Ifan is idyllically set amidst rolling hills and mountains in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. This is a National Trust village, renowned for being 'the most historical place in North Wales', and as the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln's Great Grandmother. The village has an historic and beautiful church, which sits on the site of the ancient hospice of the Knights of St John. There is also an old water mill and smithy, while the encompassing countryside is alive with a wealth of wildlife including the occasionally-spotted, rare red kite. Just 6 miles away, at the head of the beautiful Conwy Valley lies Wales' most popular inland resort, Betws-y-Coed, translated as "sanctuary in the wood". A haven for walkers and mountain bikers, this striking village is alive with cascading waterfalls, pretty river pools and ancient bridges and a variety of specialist shops, excellent pubs and restaurants to suit every taste. The unique, Italianate village of Portmeirion, the lovely Victorian town of Llandudno and the Roman city of Chester are all within easy touring distance, making this a wonderful base for a varied and enjoyable holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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