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Ysgubor - Barn

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Betws yn Rhos near Abergele, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "It's a lovely place for peace and quiet ,no one comes mithering you ."

    Except the very friendly cats

    Thank you for being lovely customers who appreciated this quiet farm property and the facilities to meet up with the family. Really lucky with great sunshine in the winter season for a restful time using the hot tub. Our farm cats always love to make friends with cat lovers. Diolch yn fawr. Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jan 2024

  • "The settees were out dated with throwover on them the baking trays and pots had ..."

    The settees were out dated with throwover on them the baking trays and pots had seen better days all the bedding smelt musty the hot tub was dirty with no cleaning agents in it all the paving in the back was uneven where my parner fell and broke 3 ribs this was supposed to have been a relaxing week we home on the Monday

    Reviewed by Ivor1.6Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean and well equipped."

    The hot tub was great and the views stunning. But we found the sofas and chairs too uncomfortable to sit on.

    Reviewed by Angela2.5Sep 2023

  • "Enjoyed a relaxing and much needed rest."

    Hope to return next year. It was nice to see the welsh Black cattle, the view from the patio was marvellous. Thank you so much Anwen for making us feel so welcome.

    You are Welcome. We are very glad you had a restful time at our farm cottages and refreshed going home. Looking forward to seeing you next year. Anwen and Alwyn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a fantastic weeks stay, the property was spotless and the owners lovely."

    Definitely would recommend this property and we aim to return next year.

    Thank you so much. It was our pleasure to have you stay on our busy traditional breed of Welsh Black beef cattle farm. We are always happy to see our guests taking an interest in the Welsh farming industry. Diolch/ Thank you. Anwen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Jun 2023

  • "Absolutely adored our stay here, such a lovely place to relax and unwind."

    Facilities were brill and especially loved coming home to the hot tub after a long day of exploring. Hosts were super helpful and kind too, it was lovely chatting about the farm and interesting stories in general. We'd love to come back in the future! x

    So glad you enjoyed your holiday it is a pleasure to share life in the country on a busy farm with all who come to stay at the cottages. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Apr 2023

  • "The host was Very welcoming, approachable and was very knowable regarding the area."

    the house had everything you could want or need regarding cooking location was perfect and easy to access very peaceful perfect unwind with a hot tub :) .

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent rural quiet & picturesque location."

    ..a good base for all the coastal towns along the North Wales coast.....all rooms very spacious & tidy.

    Reviewed by Samantha3.8Aug 2022

  • "All that's missing are some grab rails by the toilet in the down stairs bathroom."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had a great 4 night stay here."

    Beautiful property overlooking rolling hills with some cows as neighbours

    Glad the family enjoyed watching the busy farm life and so many birds seen nesting around for you to observe. Nature loving customers always welcome. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage warm and cosy very friendly owner will definitely return"

    It is always a pleasure to greet friends who enjoyed their stay in the converted Barn and Stable. We are proud to share our Welsh farmlife especially the Welsh Black Cattle breed seen all around the farm. Welcome back any time you visit Abergele wih the beach and little cafe, fantastic views of Gwrych Castle home of 'I'm Celeb' where everybody who visited enjoyed the day out last year. Croeso/ Welcome. Diolch / Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent property in the countryside."

    Everywhere was very clean. Hot tub was lovely. Amazing views. Cottage felt very spacious. Only very minor comments about the dining room chairs and one of the chairs very saggy! Host was excellent - very welcoming and friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Mar 2022

  • "Very good stay and brilliant service from the owner."

    My daughter's first holiday and one she will never forget. Thank you

    Reviewed by Kyle5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent host."

    Owner was very welcoming and made sure our stay is top notch. We never had a better holiday in the UK. It was really good. My kids in particular the twins, loved walking around the firm. It was a total relax holiday!!

    Reviewed by Atanu5.0Feb 2022

  • "A lovely property in a beautiful location."

    Hot tub enjoyed by the younger family members

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2021

  • "In The description of the property it should state that it's off the main ..."

    In The description of the property it should state that it's off the main road and a 2mile of single track road ( not good for new or nervous drivers)

    Reviewed by Shirley4.7Sep 2021

  • "Had a fantastic week, enjoyed the cottage and exploring North Wales."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Nice and clean and hot tub was great. Anwen the owner really looked after us if we needed anything. Thank you so much. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Samantha3.8Aug 2021

  • "Although we had what we needed for the weeks' stay, a few things were not as expected."

    The road leading to the property is a single track, very bumpy with overgrown hedges for a couple of miles. So this property won't be for you if you have a large car, unless you mind a few scratches. The property was average, a few broken bits when we arrived, blinds not shutting properly, towel rails and door handles hanging off. Sofa not comfortable, we were out most days to be fair, but the last day decided to chill, the wifi is non existent. The bonus was the hot tub though.

    Reviewed by Lisa2.5Jul 2021

  • "Anwen, was a great host & was available to answer any questions."

    The only drawback to the cottage was the poor access road which needs attention from the local council. That said it did not spoil our holiday.

    Reviewed by Linda4.1Jul 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday in this cottage, it was very comfy and well equipt with the bonus of a hot tub."

    We had some lovely evenings watching the nearby animals and chatting with the owners . It was great to meet Anwen who I shared a sewing interest with!! Would not hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is spacious, well-equipped and the downstairs bedroom and shower room made it easily accessible for our elderly mum."

    The location is fairly remote and very beautiful - the view from the terrace and the upstairs double bedroom is quite gorgeous, You do have to drive down narrow, winding, hilly, single-track lanes to reach it, but we got used to that. Our hosts were very friendly and helpful. Only negative is that dogs aren't allowed, meaning that the whole family couldn't stay. We would stay here again if we were returning to the area.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a lovely couple of days staying at the cottage."

    The house was extremely clean and well-equipped right down to extra games for the children. The house was warm and the hot pool wonderful! No complaints on that score at all. One suggestion of better information on finding the property itself. Given that I had the owners mobile number I was unperturbed when we got lost -until I discovered we had no mobile signal. However, the local Post Office soon put us on the right track. Would definitely recommend this property and would be happy to return.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2021

  • "We were expecting a farm cottage in the middle of nowhere."

    Which we got but that takes away from the accommodation. It was a lovely farm cottage with everything we needed. Clean and well equipped so we felt like we were on holiday, but relaxed enough to feel at home.

    Reviewed by Francesca5.0Jul 2020

  • "Anwen was a really nice and please host."

    From before we got there Anwen text us directions of how to find the cottage that were excellent, as I wouldn’t have stood a chance without them. The cottage was ideally located for visiting local attractions and the scenery breath taking. My wife and kids enjoyed the hot tub. The only small criticism if you could call it that was the sofa was very hard so you couldn’t relax, the chair next to the sofa was fine so I sat there, but we were out 90% of the time so only a little moan. Amenities in the cottage were great. I would highly recommend the cottage.

    Reviewed by Phil4.7Oct 2019

  • "The cottage we stayed in was lovely ."

    Anwen the owner was a lovely lady who couldn't do enough for us

    4.7Sep 2019

  • "Great location, lovely cottage, amazing views."

    Had a amazing time in Wales, only one bit of advice,which would be replace the settee as it was so uncomfortable and felt like sitting on a bench!!! Would go back and stay again if there was a different settee as you couldn’t relax in the evenings.

    Reviewed by Shirley4.4Sep 2019

  • "The location was just what we were looking for peaceful"

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2019

  • "Spacious,comfortable well equipped cottage with everything provided for a great holiday."

    I also appreciated the full-size fridge freezer which enabled us to stock all our family foods easily especially when you are feeding a family of 5, much better than some holiday homes which only supply a tiny freezer compartment which is neither use nor ornament. Our host Anwen is a lovely lady who was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Good layout with everything we needed. Perfect rural location that allows you to explore the North Wales coast from Chester to Caernarfon. Very friendly greeting with the owners on site to assist with any needs or offer suggestions. The hot tub overlooking the farms fields with grazing cattle while the sun sets was a great way to end the day!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jun 2019

  • "Owner was very welcoming and was hand if we should need anything."

    Cottage was in a beautiful setting. Great place to get away from it all and relax.

    Reviewed by Linda4.4May 2019

  • "Nice barn lovely people"

    Reviewed by William5.0May 2019

  • "Ysgubor Barn was ideal for our needs."

    The downstairs bedroom and shower room suited my elderly mother who finds it difficult to climb stairs. All the facilities we needed were there and Anwen, our host was able to help with any request. The hot tub was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2019

  • "Brilliant location."

    Lovely places to eat only 5 mins drive away. Nice cottage and lovely owners-very helpful. Rooms are spacious and clean. Nice hot tub and view. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Leanne4.1Mar 2019

  • "It was just what we needed handy to the local facilities but away from the ..."

    It was just what we needed handy to the local facilities but away from the hustle of life nice friendly and welcoming lady that looks after the cottages

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2018

  • "A lovely welcome by the owner, Anwen Jones, who couldn't have been more helpful."

    A very comfortable and spacious cottage. We would certainly recommend this to anyone wanting a Welsh escape from it all. Lastly, the The Bull, in Abergele is well worth going to for a meal both in the quality of its food and its reasonable prices.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Sep 2018

  • "Might be useful for future visitors to inform them that the cottage is in a very rural isolated position and involves driving along some single track country lanes."

    This might not suit everybody! However, the views were spectacular and it was delightful to sit in the garden when the weather permitted. Anwen was a very considerate, friendly and helpful host and really made us feel at home. We also loved the luxury of our own private hot tub!

    Reviewed by Vanessa4.4Aug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with large rooms."

    Owners were very friendly and helpful. Only reason for reduced rating on comfort was that mattress was a bit soft for my husband.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Jul 2018

  • "Anwen could not have been more pleasant, leaving birthday banners for me, and just generally welcoming, the cottage is lovely, the bedrooms are fabulous, and the views are spectacular, would stay again in a heartbeat."

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2018

  • "Although the glorious weather was a fabulous bonus we could not fault Ysgubor Barn, we were met at the door by Anwen the owner who showed us around the cottage and its superb facilities."

    Anwen gave us lots of information about the local area and things to do further afield. We are a family of five my wife and I, our daughter and partner and our four year old grandson, the cottage met our needs perfectly with a ground floor bedroom and bathroom for the old folks and the younger ones upstairs in two bedrooms with a shared bathroom. The cottage is on a working farm in the middle of nowhere, the only noise came from the farm animals and the occasional tractor. That said it is only a five minute drive to Abergele with a good selection of shops and a large Tesco, fifteen to twenty minutes takes you Colwyn Bay with its super beaches. In thirty minutes you can be in the beautiful Victorian seaside town of Llandudno or Conway with its thirteenth century castle and Thomas Telford bridge. All in all this cottage has it all and we would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful break but with lots of attractions close by.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2018

  • "Absolutely amazing weekend spent there."

    The cottage is beautiful, peaceful and exceeded all our expectations, so much so, we didnt want to leave. The owners were so kind, friendly and helpful and gave plenty of useful information during our stay. We will defiantly be returning! Gemma.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Apr 2018

  • "We really enjoyed staying in this well equipped, cosy holiday cottage."

    In particular, we looked forward to relaxing in the hot tub after I day out exploring. The three bedrooms were all roomy and comfortable with fabulous views over the farm, countryside and snow mountains in the background. A remote but at the same time central location for exploring north wales; just half hour drive from Llandudno and beautiful Conwy. There was two large shower rooms with powerful hot showers. The open plan lounge/ diner was perfect for our family of 5 to relax in and spend time together in the evening. We had a really lovely three day break and thank Anwen for her kind hospitality.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Mar 2018

  • "Another excellent Sykes cottage"

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Oct 2017

  • "A lovely quiet location, handy for the coast and Snowdonia, Anwen the host was very nice, friendly lady the facilities were excellent we had a thoroughly enjoyable stay and hope to return."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2017

  • "Wonderful reception by owner."

    . flowers and some wonderful touches. She was very helpful on places to visit too. The property is on a single track road so no traffic noise just the mooing of cows and perfect tranquility.

    Reviewed by Eric4.0Jul 2017

  • "Lovely cottage on a farm, nice and peaceful and the host was extremely nice and helpful."

    Reviewed by Kelly4.4Mar 2017

  • "This was the perfect holiday."

    Not very far to go if you wanted entertainment or nightlife. There was a slight problem with the internet and wifi connections but we were in the Welsh hills and not being funny but it's a holiday. None of us missed it at all. Would highly recommend this location and will certainly be using Sykes again. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Hildegard5.0Aug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Use of external utility.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, use of 2 x washing machines and tumble dryer in external utility, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi (not suitable for streaming), selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Travel cot
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Enclosed patio with furniture and hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: Mobile phone signal may be limited with some phone providers. Please note: Access to the hot tub is only until 11pm as a courtesy to local residents; children must be supervised in hot tub at all times
  • Please note: no facilities to charge electric cars
  • Please note: If you would like to book this property and arrive within 48hrs of booking please contact us so we can check if the property is available
  • Please Note - 3 Night Minimum

The property

Ysgubor is the larger of the two semi-detached cottages and is suitable for six people.

There are three lovely bedrooms, comprising a king-size double, a double and twin room, with the benefits of a ground floor bedroom and shower room for the less mobile if required, as well as a first floor family bathroom.

The living space is bright, airy and open plan with a fitted kitchen and comfy corner seat sofa in the sitting area with a welcoming dining area and patio doors that open onto the enclosed patio.

This space offers a lovely sun trap to sit and relax enjoying the country views over pastureland before hopping in the hot tub for a relaxing soak.

A delightful holiday cottage, perfect for a family holiday.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 937480, together they sleep 8.

Tyn Y Caeau Uchaf Cottages

Betws yn Rhos, 1.6 miles. These pretty semi-detached cottages are set in beautiful north Welsh countryside on the owner's working cattle and sheep farm near the village of Betws yn Rhos. Offering welcoming, open plan living accommodation the cottages are ideal for those looking to get away from it all in a lovely peaceful country environment, but with fantastic, exciting days out within easy reach. Both cottages have their own patio with a hot tub which is a fantastic place to relax after a day spent exploring the area. Due to their rural location, you can enjoy evenings star gazing and if you are lucky you may see the passing International Space Station which is frequently observed in its orbit above the cottage. There is an abundance of wildlife in the area. Nearby Betws yn Rhos is a peaceful village with all the local amenities you could need including a shop and a friendly village pub. These cottages are in an ideal location for visiting popular North Wales coastal villages and towns including Colwyn Bay, Llandudno and Abergele. With castles, fantastic walks and cycle routes and a number of other attractions nearby, this is an ideal base with something for everyone.

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About the location


Abergele 4.5 miles;

Betws yn Rhos is a peaceful Welsh village with a local village shop, Post Office and friendly village pub which offers quality dining, real ales, games room and dog-friendly beer garden. The Silver Birch golf course is a welcoming Pay and Play 18-hole course, which is also home to the first 18-hole Footgolf in Wales, suitable for all ages and skills. Within 4 miles you will find the sandy beaches and coastal path leading from Colwyn Bay, through Llanddulas and into Abergele, which is a pleasant seaside town on the lovely North Wales coastline and is ideally positioned between the stunning Vale of Clwyd and the lovely Conwy Valley. Renowned for the impressive Gwrych Castle which overlooks the town and its enormous sandy beach, the whole area offers safe bathing waters and excellent watersports facilities. There is also a coastal cycle path which runs along the Abergele seafront, and for walking enthusiasts, the Offa's Dyke pathway, the Clwydian Hill Range and beautiful Betws-y-Coed known as the "gateway to Snowdonia" with Zip World and Surf Snowdonia all within easy travelling distance. The beautiful castles of Rhuddlan, Bodelwyddan, Conwy and Caernarfon are not to be missed, and the delightful Victorian town of Llandudno, offering quality shops, restaurants, a fantastic dry ski slope and exciting cable car rides over the Great Orme is nearby. There is plenty to do in this wonderful region at any time of the year!

Please NOTE: Access to the hot tub is only until 11pm as a courtesy to local residents.

Please Note - 3 Night Minimum.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas