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Y Bwthyn

Ysbyty Ifan, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 2181)

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  • Icon/Feature/Hot Tub Hot tub
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


74 Customer Reviews

  • "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 GeorginaJul 2021

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

    Reviewed by PaulJun 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 JohnMay 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 SimonSep 2020

  • "Good location for Snowdonia park."

    Reviewed by RosemarySep 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 JonathanAug 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 ColinAug 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 MarieJul 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 KeithSep 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 SallySep 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 PatriciaAug 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 SimonJul 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 ChristopherMay 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 AnthonyMay 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 BenApr 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 ChristopherMar 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 AnthonySep 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 JeffreyJun 2018

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

    Reviewed by StewartMay 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 EnithApr 2018

  • "Great location & very nice house."

    Reviewed by SueApr 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 RichardMar 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday."

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

    Reviewed by DebraAug 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 AlisonJun 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 GillianOct 2016

  • "Peace and quiet."

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

    Reviewed by PatrickSep 2016

  • "Y Bwythyn is a wonderful spacious relaxing cottage, very comfortable, wonderful views."

    The owners are lovely people. Perfect for getting away from it all and close enough to some fantastic scenery and walks in Snowdonia. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by PeterFeb 2016

  • "The barn conversion was of a high standard and the cottage felt like a special place to be."

    Reviewed by CathrynAug 2015

  • "It was a beautiful place."

    The cottage was a barn conversion that had been carefully and well restored, upgraded and turned into a lovely, comfortable cottage with fabulous views. The owners were friendly and helpful but not obtrusive.

    Reviewed by MaggieAug 2015

  • "The cottage was spacious and well furnished."

    The owners were brilliant and really looked after us. We may well be back.

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2015

  • "Great location."

    A wonderful setting on this working hill farm. Beautiful and spacious barn conversion with a place to relax inside and outside. Warmest of welcomes from hosts. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by AlunJun 2015

  • "A beautiful cottage; spacious, cosy and in a stunning location with super views."

    Had very nice and friendly owners, very helpful. Couldn't ask for more. Located perfectly for access anywhere in Snowdonia. Recommend!

    Reviewed by NataliaApr 2015

  • "Comfortable accommodation, super location and charming hosts."

    Reviewed by FionaMar 2015

  • "Arrival at the cottage was a huge WOW!"

    Thoughts from us all was "we would like to live here."

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2014

  • "This was a wonderful cottage in a beautiful location - peaceful with spectacular views."

    We were made very welcome by the owners. It was a great base from which to explore such a lovely part of Wales.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2014

  • "Utterly beautiful place to stay, simply cannot praise it enough."

    We were privileged to watch twin lambs being born and watch the lambs being hand fed. Perfect base for a holiday. We will most definitely go back; it was, in a word, perfect.

    Reviewed by Mary-AnneApr 2014

  • "The location was lovely, the cottage was beautiful."

    Our hosts were very warm and welcoming, though never intrusive. The scenery and wildlife all around were a pleasure to see. We had a beautiful relaxing holiday. A great place to explore North Wales from.

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2013

  • "We Loved this property and had a fantastic holiday with plenty to see and do and were blessed with fantastic weather."

    The owner was very pleasant and friendly without being intrusive. I would recommend this cottage to anyone who wants to relax and enjoy the countryside or get in their car and explore the local area.

    Reviewed by TraceyJul 2013

  • "The cottage was beautiful and spacious with lots of homely character and gorgeous views."

    We enjoyed a good few evenings bundled up on the sofas by the warmth of the electric fire!

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2013

  • "The property was just how it looked on the website."

    It was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed, like a home from home. The owners were a lovely couple and nothing was too much trouble. The eggs left for us fresh from the farm were a lovely touch! It was a good base for going out and about and seeing all that the area has to offer.

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2013

  • "The location and the scenery."

    The owners were friendly and really enjoyed the animals.

    Reviewed by GarryAug 2012

  • "Great holiday cottage with fantastic location - quiet and peaceful."

    Perfect base for walking/exploring the Snowdonia area. We would definitely recommend to others and hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by JonAug 2012

  • "Very friendly owners, great views, a very pleasant holiday home!"

    A good place to stay in between all activities. Also nice for the kids, who loved to play with the little dog and watch the sheep and lambs.

    Reviewed by MiekeJul 2012

  • "This property was lovely, we had a wonderful time and we will definitely go back."

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2012

  • "The location was quiet and the views were wonderful."

    Reviewed by PaulineJun 2012

  • "Lovely clean and comfortable cottage."

    The location of the property was great and the views were amazing!

    Reviewed by KeithOct 2011

  • "After finding it particularly difficult to secure a suitable cottage at short notice you were able to find us an excellent property with good all round facilities on which the owners should be complemented."

    It was peaceful and tranquil in every way and the quietness was unbelievable in every way.

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2011

  • "Lovely views, area had plenty to see and do, good location."

    Reviewed by GeorgeJul 2011

  • "Excellent accommodation, very comfortable with lovely views."

    Garden safe for young children.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2011

  • "We were made extremely welcome and felt warm and comfortable in the house."

    We had wonderful weather and enjoyed the spectacular views from the garden and windows of this beautiful barn conversion.

    Reviewed by JuneApr 2011

  • "Very beautiful property in a lovely scenic and peaceful area."

    I would definitely visit this property again, although hopefully much earlier in the summer, when it would possibly be warmer and sunnier!

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2010

  • "Wonderful property with fantastic views."

    The farm setting was just fabulous and the children loved the animals on their doorstep. The property owners were friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by JayneAug 2010

  • "The location of the cottage was just about perfect and the owners first class!"

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2010

  • "The children loved the hens and lambs on the farm."

    Lovely views of the countryside.

    Reviewed by TamsinMay 2010

  • "Waking up in the morning and seeing the wonderful views of the countryside and the peace and quiet the property offers."

    Great weather. The wildlife was wonderful especially the red kites and the lapwings.The trip to the top of Mt Snowdon, a trip on the Welsh Highland Railway was great, I could go on and on. This was my first visit to Wales and I will come back soon.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2010

  • "Probably the best holiday cottage I have ever stayed in."

    The view was fantastic and a nice atmosphere on a working farm.

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2010

  • "Couldn't have asked for more wonderful a holiday."

    Owners were there but not obvious or interfering. Working farm: chickens, sheep etc. Great bird life: lapwings, red kites, curlews. Beautiful views and walks. Very peaceful.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2010

  • "Very good property, very comfortable and cosy."

    Lovely views, lots to do in the area.

    Reviewed by KateOct 2009

  • "The garden is great for young children as it is enclosed."

    Extremely helpful owner. Cottage is well situated for all local tourist spots and this made for superb walking etc.

    Reviewed by ShirleySep 2009

  • "The location of the property felt nicely remote, being off the public road and yet has easy access to all the great activities north Wales has to offer."

    Great to see all the farm animals especially the friendly pigs. Fantastic view from house and garden.

    Reviewed by JonAug 2009

  • "Great location for touring North Wales, the Welsh welcome and the high quality of the property."

    Reviewed by IwanAug 2009

  • "The views from the property were stunning and it had everything you needed for an enjoyable stay."

    It's location meant we could easily explore the surrounding North Wales countryside and coast.The owners were very nice.

    Reviewed by IainJul 2009

  • "Wonderful setting and views; very comfortable cottage; welcoming hosts."

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2009

  • "Lovely, peaceful location, really felt away from everything."

    Cottage was really tastefully decorated and well equipped, owners were friendly and helpful and have created a wonderful place in which to spend time. Local area full of interesting activities and great cream teas!

    Reviewed by AlexandraMay 2009

  • "Superb views approaching and at the farm."

    A working farm on a National Trust Estate. A great centre for walking.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2009

  • "Very comfortable and well-equipped accommodation in a beautiful location."

    Owners were very welcoming and helpful. Lots of places to visit nearby.

    Mr GreenApr 2009

  • "Fantastic property - great location - children loved the farm."

    Great location for walking and climbing - would recommend anyone to pay a visit!

    Reviewed by AndyFeb 2009

  • "It was a on working farm and we could get to see some of the happenings; animals, tractors etc."

    The farm was fairly remote and that made it so peaceful. Lovely location with great views!!

    Reviewed by SJan 2009

  • "We had the most amazing holiday ever."

    The cottage was FAB!!! Very comfortable with a warm and friendly atmosphere, and we will definitely go back again. The views were amazing. We even saw snow on the mountains.

    Reviewed by Frank & KarenNov 2008

  • "Owners were very friendly and helpful."

    The location and views were superb.

    Reviewed by PhillipNov 2008

  • "Great views and tranquil surroundings."

    Warm and friendly owners who were available and helpful.

    Reviewed by JOct 2008

  • "Very peaceful and panoramic surroundings."

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2008

  • "Superb position & friendly hosts."

    A very relaxing holiday in the Welsh hills, yet only 15 minutes away from Betys. Everything we had hoped for.

    Reviewed by BJun 2008

  • "The views from the windows of the barn conversion were exceptional - better than expected."

    Efficient service by Sykes staff as the holiday was a last-minute booking.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth -JaneFeb 2008

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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.


  • 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.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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