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Yr Hen Ysgol, The Old School

Prenteg, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1054312)



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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "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

  • "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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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 rural Rhinog Mountains, ideal for a large family gathering or group of friends looking for an adventurous getaway to Snowdonia National Park.

Indulge in an evening of relaxation as you choose between the various living spaces, find the heart of the home in the main sitting room, perfect for frosty nights with stylish leather suites surrounding the large TV with a sound bar whilst the woodburning stove takes centre stage.

Alternatively you can choose alone time as you curl up with a good book and a glass of wine in the snug room, a homely space offering more plush seating and another TV, there's also an extra study space with a computer if you need to nip away and get some business done during your trip.

Gather round the dining table and toast to a wonderful holiday with a bottle of fizz and delicious food cooked within the amply-equipped kitchen, where the designated chef can cook up a storm from the attractive appliances.

Also on this floor is a convenient cloakroom and utility/boot room, with plenty of hooks to hang your coats bench seating and 2 sinks, it is perfect for coming in and cleaning off your boots after a day exploring.

Whilst up on the first floor, when the evening draws to a close, find one of four beautiful bedrooms, with the master super king-size room up several more steps on a private second floor, benefiting from its own TV and character features through beams and sloped ceilings.

The rest of the bedrooms are found directly on the first floor, escape to a double with an en-suite shower room, a further double and a modest twin, all thoughtfully laid out with stylish décor and ample storage, ensuring a flexible sleeping arrangement for all types of groups.

Choose to soak in a hot bubble bath in the family bathroom, letting yourself relax as you prepare for bed, or hop into the overhead shower to start a refreshing morning.

Summer days can be spent outside in the enclosed garden with 360 degree views of the surrounding countryside and Mount Snowdon itself to enjoy an alfresco lunch on the patio.

Soak up the rural surroundings around Prenteg, recognised as a haven for birdwatchers, and associated with Wales' only nesting pair of Osprey.

Stroll over to the tranquil village of Tremadog to stock up on your self-catering essentials at the local shop before stopping off at one of the welcoming pubs for a traditional Welsh pint and some pub grub.

The colourful town of Porthmadog is home to the wonderful Ffestiniog Railway, offering nostalgic steam train journeys through the beautiful countryside, along with shops, pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes, whilst further afield is the spectacular Black Rock Sands, a paradise for watersports enthusiasts.

Discover the surrounding areas of the Snowdonia National Park, ascending onto a wealth of challenging walking and cycling trails and outdoor activities among breath-taking views, exploring the peaks of Erik Scott, Dinas Emrys, and Mount Snowdon, or enjoy a thrilling day at Zip World Slate Caverns.

Stroll along the Wales Coast Path, finding glorious sandy beaches and seaside towns, or enjoy a fun-filled day out at Portmeirion, admiring the Italian-style attractions at the Central Piazza, Riviera inspired houses, and beautiful quayside.

For a taste of history, visit Caernarfon and Harlech, boasting ancient stories throughout battle ruins, imposing castles, old buildings and dramatic landscapes.

Return year after year to the stunning Yr Hen Ysgol.


  • 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

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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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 £450 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
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