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Yr Hen Ysgol, The Old School

Prenteg, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1054312)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely accommodation, beautifully decorated and very clean."

    Spacious living areas, well equipped kitchen and 4 comfy double bedrooms. The owners were very helpfull and accommodating, from booking to check out, nothing was too much trouble. We Would definitely stay again if we are visiting the area ⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Reviewed by AmandaJun 2022

  • "Had a lovely family short weekend stay."

    The house was well equipped with a lovely peaceful garden. Great communication from the owners and hoping to go back sometime soon. .

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2022

  • "The property was exceptional in the provision of equipment and furnishings and general quality of all fittings etc."

    The owners provided generous and thoughtful "extras" which were a delightful surprise on arrival. There were two snags which were not evident in the information we had prior to booking and initial payment ... 1. The approach to the property is extremely difficult (very steep and narrow and twisting road) 2. The ensuite shower room is much too narrow ... there is not nearly enough space between the toilet and the wall.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2021

  • "Perfect location in Snowdonia."

    House well equipped. Owners very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by HenrietteSep 2021

  • "Great location, close to beaches and Snowdonia national park."

    The owners have done a great job with the cottage and had thought of everything you may need. Fantastic holiday

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2021

  • "The owners were very helpful and generous during our stay."

    Very many thanks for that. It’s a beautiful spot and a great place for a holiday in North Wales.

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2021

  • "What a place, everything we needed was available."

    The owners even left us a welcome pack which included immediate essentials such as tea, coffee and milk. The locals were really helpful, giving us good ideas on places to visit and see. Thanks again. Steve, Jan & family.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2021

  • "Yr Hen Ysgol is a beautiful place in a fantastic location for access to the mountains and the coast."

    The place is immaculate, and retains elements that show its history. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by BenJul 2021

  • "House newly decorated and refurbished but not really very suitable for toddlers as lots of stairs including in main sitting room and lots of fragile lamps etc."

    Not lock on under sink cupboards and bleach etc left on floor. Good to have a lobby for footwear and coats as it rained a bit! Bedrooms smaller than expected and bathrooms but downstairs loo very useful. Great spot to get to places and parking satisfactory. Wasn’t quite sure if our clean was the only one as several things not clean when we arrived eg filter in tumble dryer . Some pans were rather past it and knives were rather large for many tasks. Garden only used once as slate chipping not very child friendly. A closer on gates would have been good. Table for sitting out would have been used if we hadn’t had small people with us.Beds and sofas comfortable and kitchen well equipped. We appreciated dishwasher tablets etc in house. Fascinating building!

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2021

  • "A fantastic beauty of a place, really well done to the owners who went above and beyond to make our stay so relaxing."

    As soon as we arrived we had more than everything we needed from the owners. Truly a fantastic stay and we can’t wait to bring our friends and family to show them what a gem this is.

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay at Yr Hen Ysgol."

    The house was really well equipped. With everything you needed. Location is really Good. You must explore up the Hill. The owners are lovely people communicate really well, did everything to make the stay a trouble free time. Felt as they had become our friends. Brilliant Wi-Fi worked even on the terrace, was able to watch some of the Euros 2020 outside on my laptop as the weather was so good. Wasn't ready to come home. Could have stayed another week. Would love to come and stay again. The Taylors and the Beehl's June 2021

    Reviewed by LeslieJun 2021

  • "Excelling fit out."

    kitchen was really stocked well. Options for wine and bubbles. an abundance of cutlery. Made for a great and functional kitchen. Lounging options were also great--two separate rooms! meant we could have a TV group and a sit-by-the-fire group in total harmony. There was very little to pick at and we we're a bunch of architecture snobs! Exceptionally well done. Impressed a very tough crowd.

    Reviewed by JoshuaMay 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x second-floor super king-size with TV, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin, and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be a super king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility/boot room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Study area
  • LPG central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, heated airer, dishwasher, Nespresso Aerocinno coffee machine, free standing fridge
  • Lounge - Large Smart TV with Freesat, Netflix and Amazon Prime Video plus a sound bar, fiber WiFi with 100 mb/s
  • Snug & Master - TV each with Freesat & DVD player
  • Kitchen - Alexa Echo dot with unlimited Amazon music subscription
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Roadside parking in front of property
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, BBQ and patio with furniture for eight
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking
  • Shop 1.8 miles, pub 1.8 miles
  • Note: At the top of the stairs leading to the second floor there is a smaller step, care to be taken
  • Note: The computer in the study is suitable for browsing only
  • Note: During extreme weather condition such as snow and ice parking at the property may become difficult, there is extra parking nearby for use in winter

The property

Tremadog 1.8 miles.

Beautifully renovated into an attractive holiday home, this picturesque building is a former 19th Century school set on the wooded slopes of the Glaslyn Valley in the small village of Prenteg, fitted with a mixture of original character features and various contemporary facilities.

Yr Hen Ysgol boasts far-reaching views of the...

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Porthmadog 4 miles.

The small village of Prenteg stands at the foot of the Moel Ddu Mountain, close to Tremadog Bay, and is surrounded by the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. Historically a slate and copper mining community, the village is today renowned for the regular sightings of Wales' only nesting Osprey. Just 4 miles away, aside the Glaslyn Estuary, the bustling harbour town of Pothmadog is alive with an exciting marina and an array of individual shops and restaurants, whilst being home to the historic Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Heritage Railway. The picturesque cliffs and coves and enormous Black Rock Beach makes for an idyllic day out, whilst the fabulous Italianate village of Portmeirion is a must. With the medieval castles at nearby Criccieth, Harlech and Caernarfon and a host of excellent walking and cycling opportunities within easy reach, this is an ideal location for enjoying all that Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula have to offer. Several beautiful sandy beaches can be found within a 10-20 minute drive. Harlech beach where the golden sands are 4 miles long, backed by a fantastic dune system and one of North Wales’ best golf courses (Royal St David’s), Borth-y-Gest, a hidden gem, Shell Island, Black Rock Sands, and we can’t forget Porthdinllaen, where a walk around the picturesque peninsula takes you to the Ty Coch Inn on the beach, rated one of the top 10 best beach bars in the world. There is an abundance of great beaches on the Llyn Peninsula including Porth Oer Beach, known as Whistling Sands due to the way the sand “squeaks” under your feet which is also a great spot for surfing/body boarding and a great beach café.

Region Information

Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for this property
Note: At the top of the stairs leading to the second floor there is a smaller step, care to be taken.
Note: During extreme weather condition such as snow and ice parking at the property may become difficult, there is extra parking nearby for use in winter.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas