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Tryfan Cottage

(Ref. 10820)

Rhostryfan near Caernarfon, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Very nice location to enable a complete getaway Easy distance to historical ..."

    Very nice location to enable a complete getaway Easy distance to historical locations which we were visiting Very quiet and tranquil

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Tryfan Cottage."

    The owner (Louise) was extremely helpful and did everything possible to make sure we were happy. The cottage itself is very well looked after and equipped with everything we needed for a comfortable stay. The location is excellent, with plenty to explore within driving distance as well as lots of walks in the immediate area. The Welsh Highland Railway has a stop at the bottom of the drive, but be warned that it is very expensive so make sure your phone the booking office to check prices before you board the train.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2023

  • "This property was perfect for us as a family of 4 with a 6 and 2 year old."

    It is in the middle of nowhere safe and secure, surrounded by stunning scenery but still within and easy car ride of Anglesey, Caernarfon, Llanberis and other places of interest in the area. The space has really been maximised well and was more than adequate for us for the week. The bedrooms are spacious even with the sloping ceilings, the stair gate was in place as we requested, the bathroom space has been used so efficiently and it was great to have a separate bath and shower with young kids, kitchen has every pot, pan and utensil you’d have at home with is a rarity in a holiday cottage, living room is nice and comfortable and the utility space at the back with the washer drier was a god send for us for the kids beach wear! Everywhere was clean and comfortable and even with the wet Welsh weather we were blessed with at times, the cottage was warm and comfortable. The welcome pack provided is detailed and appreciated- it’s lovely to get a bit of history of the cottage and the local area. Louise, the owner, is just next door and came to check in with us on our first day to make sure everything was ok, which we really appreciated and when we had a couple of questions during the week she responded quickly to texts - again much appreciated! Other than that we only saw her down in the horses field from the window; I read in an earlier review that the owner being next door gave a lack of privacy, I have to say we did not feel that at all, she was completely unobtrusive. She did come to say bye as we were leaving and check everything had been ok, again friendly and appreciated- thank you Louise! My girls loved that they could see the sea from their bedroom window and that they could see the horses and goats whilst sitting eating their breakfast - the goats in particular provided them with a few laughs! Highly recommended and we can’t wait to come back :)

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2023

  • "One of the best places on earth."

    A lovely little cottage in a beautiful environment.

    Reviewed by Oliver4.4Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this lovely well equipped cottage."

    It was delightfully warm and cosy when we arrived and the Welsh cakes and flowers were a much appreciated extra touch. The cottage is in a very peaceful location with fabulous views but close to good pubs and within easy reach of the mountains and beaches. There are lovely walks from the property and we loved seeing the steam train go by. Thank you to Louise for sharing this place with us, we hope to be back soon!

    Reviewed by Angie5.0Apr 2023

  • "A very tired house, furniture downstairs really needs changing."

    Walking into a house that smells musky, the sort of smell my granny's house smelt like in fact isn't something that is nice being on holiday, putting up with it in my grans house is one thing, a holiday home completely different. The cottage was filthy, grease on the kitchen walls and utensils isn't nice and I needed to wash cutlery before feeling that it was safe to use. The grill didn't work and therefore I couldn't cook any bacon but thinking back I wouldn't have wanted to, the roasting tray with the too small grill rack in it was very greasy, the oven smelt of a deep fryer. There were cobwebs all over the place and it was pretty dusty. The duvet sheets smelt musky also. Very disappointed with this cottage, if we hadn't of managed to walk up snowdon with our 3 year old we would have returned home earlier than planned but we did manage to walk up the mountain and therefore too tired to drive the 4 hours back home. We stayed with a 3 year old and it wasn't nice to be holidaying in such filth as a young family. Not sure why it is rated 4, it is far from it although has great potential. The owners aren't just nearby they are on the doorstep, pictures to this cottage needs to include where the owners house is because it is deceiving if never stayed before, the description needs to change to the neighbours are next door instead of nearby, nearby is an understatement. Although they weren't looking over it felt like they were and the privacy was almost gone, had we of known how close they were we would never of stayed. We feel really disappointed as sykes is a reputable company and we expected much better from them, it has damaged our confidence and will never book again through sykes, it has almost put us off staying in cottages full stop.

    Dear Guest I am sorry to hear you had such a very disappointing stay. Regarding the furnishings and fittings, these are gradually replaced as and when needed, as my ethos is to avoid unnecessary waste going into the environment. The aim is for the cottage to feel traditional, cosy and comfortable, and I take great pride in this. The photos on the website were taken earlier this year, so I am not sure why you booked if the property is not to your taste? I cannot account for the ‘musky’ smell you refer to in the cottage generally or in the freshly laundered bedlinen, which smells of fabric conditioner. I have had several people in the cottage since then who have not noticed any damp smell (assuming that is what you mean by 'musky'), even when I've asked them. At each changeover high and low dusting and hoovering are done, and the hard floors are steam cleaned. In the kitchen, the hob, oven and roasting tray are cleaned and the tiles are wiped, but washing up is not usually included. I am sorry that you found the place ‘filthy’ but accept this is your subjective view. It's a shame you had difficulty operating the grill, which is in full working order. The manual for the oven is included in the welcome pack, and of course, I would have been happy to help if you had asked. I will do a ‘quick start’ guide in case others have similar difficulties. The cooker was supplied with a roasting tin but no grill rack, so I will also look for a grill rack which fits the roasting tin better. We did not meet during your brief stay, as you were not available when I popped over to say hello at the start of your visit. Indeed, I did not see you at all, so it is hard to understand your feeling of a lack of privacy. For the benefit of future guests who may have similar concerns, I live in a farmhouse on site. The front door of both properties face in the same direction, as if on a street, and there is approximately 35 m (115 ft) distance between the two front doors. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tom1.9Sep 2022

  • "Very cosy and well equipped cottage."

    Great outdoor space and parking. Perfect for walks and bike rides straight from the door. An extremely relaxing environment in a rural location yet only 10mins from town.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Tryfan Cottage."

    So much to do in the nearby area, we could easily have stayed another week! Thank you for a fantastic time.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, comfortable, well-equipped and clean, and we loved being in the countryside with only sheep for neighbours!"

    I'll be honest and say the dining area in the kitchen is a bit tight - we were 3 adults and just about managed; I don't know how 4 full-sized people would fit! But we managed, and it would probably be fine for 2 adults and 2 kids. We had a lovely week and would definitely consider coming back another time.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Jul 2022

  • "Enjoyed a 2 week stay at this property in rural tranquil Wales the property was of excellent standard and well placed for touring North Wales and Anglesey."

    The property is clean well maintained and upstairs is larger than the pictures suggest. A charming host Louise is very friendly and helpful and we would certainly use again in the future stayed June 22.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2022

  • "We found everything okay apart from the vey slow running hot water."

    Also lack of tea towel and dishcloth. Would go again

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2022

  • "This was our 3rd visit to Tryfan Cottage and it was as good as ever."

    The weather was dry but windy so that we could not do sea swimming. However the region is so beautiful and interesting that there was plenty to do of course and in fact we could not manage everything in a week. We did go round Caernarfon Castle, have a great day in lovely Llandudno, go on Ffestiniog, Welsh Highland and Llanberis Railways, view Conwy and Beaumaris castles etc, but will have to do the Lleyn Peninsular (good for swimming) next time! and Lla,

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "It was our 4th visit."

    We love this cosy cottage and it’s surrounding. Bathroom is freshly renovated and really nice. Also new stove and TV.

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great base to explore North Wales in lovely surroundings."

    Reviewed by Nicholas3.8Sep 2021

  • "Wonderful location and house."

    Had a great holiday and The owner was great. This holiday had been held over from 2020 thanks to Sykes cottages and the owner. Cannot thank you both enough.

    Reviewed by A5.0Aug 2021

  • "In a beautiful location."

    The cottage had everything needed. The beds were comfy and the cottage was very clean. The location was perfect out of the way and quiet in the middle of the countryside but only 10 minutes away from the town. We will definitely be back. We loved seeing the steam train go by and all the wildlife.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2021

  • "Is a lovely location and plenty to see and do locally."

    Particularly good for those that like walking and the scenery is spectacular. Beautifully peaceful and quiet.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jul 2021

  • "The secluded location of the cottage with a wonderful outlook."

    The character of the cottage and the thoughtfulness of the owner.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jul 2021

  • "It's a great location, lovely host."

    We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Sep 2020

  • "A beautiful peaceful rural location but within easy reach of the main road."

    The cottage is extremely cosy, perfect for relaxation after a strenuous trip up Snowdon!! Directly near the cottage are various footpaths which are well worth exploring, offering stunning scenery for taking that perfect holiday photo.

    Reviewed by Trish4.4Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic quiet location, lovely old cottage, well furnished and comfortable."

    Just what we needed. Only criticism, the outdoor seating was an afterthought on a small Sloping triangle of grass. The place could do with a little more relaxed outdoor seating and the table area being level. There is loads of space outside do this.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Aug 2020

  • "Great location for peace and tranquility."

    Host welcoming.

    Reviewed by Susan4.1May 2019

  • "Great holiday cottage, wonderful location, great walks from the doorstep."

    Reviewed by Marcus3.4Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was cold and felt damp on our arrival."

    Bedding was clean but smelled musty so much so that we bought a new quilt to sleep under. Bathroom had some mildew round the window and on the net curtain and blind. Furniture was tired but adequate. It has a lot of potential and is in an excellent location being very secluded and quiet. Its definitely ready for a refurbishment and in our opinion not worth the four ticks that sykes awarded it. And certainly didn't measure up to the o other sykes properties we've stayed in over the last two years. We cut our holiday short by two days because we were so disappointed in the accommodation.

    Reviewed by Anthony3.4Oct 2018

  • "Absolute tranquility with a lovely host, Louise."

    Fantastic countryside retreat. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2018

  • "If peace and tranquility is what you want then this is the place, views are ..."

    If peace and tranquility is what you want then this is the place, views are fantastic and if you want to go some where walk down to the bottom of the drive and catch the train, really enjoyed our stay at Tryfan cottage

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2018

  • "Cottage very cosy and comfortable with everything to make your holiday that little bit more special Owner friendly and helpful when needed Thankyou Louise!"


    Reviewed by Linda4.4May 2018

  • "The directions for this cottage on the Sykes email wasn't accurate so we did get lost!"

    However the booking process and tbe cottage itself was great.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2018

  • "This is a very cosy cottage and it is well worth staying here."

    The location is very peaceful and there are several nice walks close by. It is also quite easy to visit a lot of attractions that North Wales has to offer and is only a short drive to Caernarfon. The fact that a steam railway is a stones throw away is a real bonus and it is always a treat to see the steam engine chugging past. If I have to nit pick a bit then the shower is a definite struggle for anyone 6ft tall or over which I am. I had to pretty much bend my knees at times to fit under and also the flow for the hot water tap in the kitchen is very slow. We had to boil the kettle and pour it into the sink in order to wash up nearly every time we undertook this as the water didn't feel hot enough so that needs improving. In conclusion though this is a cottage that we would definitely visit again and we would recommend it for sure.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.1Mar 2018

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed the stay at the cottage."

    Felt that the owner made an effort to make us feel welcome and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Feb 2017

  • "Really helpful lady on live chat was helping me with the location and amenities, suggesting available properties."

    Cottage was cosy and very rural which is exactly as requested, helpful and friendly host.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jan 2017

  • "Owner very friendly gorgeous location highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Paula4.6Nov 2016

  • "There were no white wine glasses only red (joking)"

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms with sloping ceilings: 1 x double, 1 x twin (distant sea views)
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Well-equipped kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room.
  • Electric panel heaters
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer in rear porch, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Please bring own beach towels
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate by arrangement
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lockable storage available for bikes, canoes etc
  • Open grass garden with coastal views, furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 2 miles
  • Note: Limited head height in parts of both bedrooms.

The property

Caernarfon 3 miles. A charming detached cottage set in quiet countryside in an elevated position above Caernarfon Bay on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.

This Caernarfon cottage is set within seven acres of meadows and pasture which you are welcome to explore, with the owner's house nearby.

At the end of the sweeping drive is Tryfan Junction railway station, where you can join the train on the narrow gauge railway as it steams through stunning countryside between Caernarfon and Porthmadog.

This delightful Caernarfon cottage has two bedrooms, both with sloping ceilings, a cosy sitting room and a fitted kitchen with dining table.

There are exposed stone walls and beams throughout, adding character and charm to this 18th century Caernarfon cottage.

The surrounding gardens and countryside provide peace and tranquillity, with an abundance of wildlife.

The picnic table offers an ideal location to enjoy alfresco dining and mesmerising sunsets.

There are miles of walking and cycling tracks around this Caernarfon cottage, and a Slate Trail that starts at the bottom of the drive.

Snowdonia Riding Stables is nearby which offers pony trekking and for keen walkers, the mountains of Snowdonia are easily accessible, some even on foot.

Caernarfon and the beaches along the Menai Straits are just a 15-minute drive away, or you can jump on a train to Porthmadog with its Blue Flag beaches and harbour and spend an afternoon browsing the shops there.

The castles of Caernarfon, Conwy and Harlech are all within easy driving distance, as too are the fantastic beaches and coastline of the Llyn Peninsula and Anglesey.

This is a fantastic, tranquil Caernarfon cottage in a great location for a family holiday or romantic getaway at any time of the year.

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About the location


Llanberis 8 miles; Bangor 9 miles.

Caernarfon (county town of Gwynedd) has much historic and cultural importance in North Wales. It is a popular tourist spot with its impressive 13th Century castle, well preserved town walls and delightful water front. During the season there are guided tours of the castle and special events including historic pageants. There is also a station for the Welsh Highland Railway, which passes through dramatic scenery, the village of Beddgelert and onto Porthmadog. Fishing trips are available from the harbour and another attraction within walking distance of the town centre is Segontium, a Roman fort and museum, housing many important finds. Caernarfon offers a wide selection of shops and places to eat and is close to the lovely beaches of the Isle of Anglesey and the Lleyn Peninsula as well as the mountains and rivers of Snowdonia, including the renowned mountaineering town of Llanberis at the foot of Mount Snowdon.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas