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8 Pen Y Garreg

Trawsfynydd, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 973075)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic stay at the location."

    All of our needs were cated for and we received a lovely welcome from Ann and Bryn. The house was extremely clean and very comfy, which made us feel at home from the second we stepped inside. Ann and Bryn made sure we had everything we needed for a lovely and excellent stay - they were excellent hosts. The location is central to various local towns which are all only 15/20 minutes drive away. Trawsfynydd is a nice and friendly village with shops only a 5 minute walk and the local pub provide great food and takeaway! The view from the back of the location is fabulous as we oversee the lake and mountains. We will certainly come back again. Highly recommend. Thank you Ann and Bryn.

    Reviewed by OwainOct 2021

  • "Owners were exceptionally welcoming and accommodating."

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2021

  • "Bryn and Anne were lovely hosts who shared their kindness, local knowledge and even cupcakes with us."

    The cottage itself has every facility you can think for a family with children and it was a very comfortable stay indeed. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for accommodation in Snowdonia

    Reviewed by AileenAug 2021

  • "The hosts are amazing always going above and beyond to make their guests feel comfortable, lovely little cottage, like home from home, Awesome time can’t wait to come back."

    Thanks Bryn & Ann

    Reviewed by RajeshJul 2021

  • "We had an excellent welcome from the owners who live very close."

    They informed us of local attractions and the layout of the village, were very helpful and offered us ongoing help if required during our brief stay. Lovely people lovely place.

    Reviewed by RoystedMay 2021

  • "Excellent facilities- every need had been thought about in advance."

    Hosts were delightful!

    Reviewed by SandyOct 2020

  • "The accommodation was just what we were looking for following the many months of not travelling any where."

    Bryn and Anne were wonderful and could not have been better hosts from the time we arrived to the point of leaving. Great location for travelling about the local area and returning to the warmth of a wood burns stove and some of Anne's cakes. Great stay and would do again.

    Reviewed by GeraldOct 2020

  • "Brilliant little cottage perfect location to be able to explore many attractions which are all in easy driving distance."

    Extremely lovely welcome and very helpful definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2020

  • "The cottage was in a great location for activities across snowdonia."

    Our hosts were extremely helpful and went above and beyond to ensure our stay was comfortable. The cottage is equipped with dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer as well as a lovely fire place.

    Reviewed by ElaineSep 2020

  • "We booked this week in Trawsfynydd to escape from the problems with Covid just to have a relaxing time."

    Bryn and Ann were very friendly and welcoming as we arrived and during our stay - they certainly made sure that we had every comfort. The cottage was lovely and all the facilities were second to none.

    Reviewed by CynthiaSep 2020

  • "We had a fabulous holiday at 8 Pen Y Garreg."

    Although we arrived a little later than anticipated we were still met by Bryn and Ann and they made sure we knew where everything was that we might need in the house. Ann had made us some cakes which was a lovely touch and a fire was readily built for us and we settled in really quickly. Bryn and Ann were able to recommend some days out and some nearby restaurants and we checked out many of the recommendations and were impressed. The house was lovely to come home to after days out. It had everything we needed. The kitchen especially was stocked with any utensil that we might need which meant we were able to cook regularly with ease. We wish we could have stayed longer than the 7 days and were sad to come home but we will certainly be returning. Thank you Bryn and Ann! :)

    Reviewed by AlexandraSep 2020

  • "Our hosts, Bryn and Ann, were kind, thoughtful and put themselves out to ensure our stay was memorable without being intrusive."

    The region far surpassed our expectations in beauty and things to do The house and town is is a superb base for exploring g the region ; We walked high and low, visited different coastlines and also more busy tourist attractions such as Portmeirion. There is something for everyone and this home is a base to do it from.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "Bryn and Ann were both very welcoming leaving extra treats for us when we arrived and also all the essentials."

    Light bulb in the bathroom needed changing and this was done straight away. Lovely surroundings and close enough to places to visit. Look forward to staying again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "The perfect cottage for a perfect holiday."

    Bryn and Ann were wonderful, welcoming hosts, going the extra mile. The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped. It was also in a great location for exploring Snowdonia. So much to do and see - a fantastic week.

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2020

  • "Very welcoming hosts."

    Cottage was immaculate and in a beautiful part of the country. I'd love to return for further exploration of the area.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2020

  • "The owner’s Bryn and Ann were very friendly, loved the welcome wine and fairy cakes, cottage was spotless, we had no issues with parking at the back of the cottage in our Mazda Bongo, you just need to take a bit of care driving into/out of the lane, however there is also plenty of parking on road further up and the owners are happy for you to also use their driveway."

    There are plenty of walks from the cottage, without the need to take your car. The lake walk/cycle is 8.5 miles and we really enjoyed this walk and plenty of other walks to be had. Close to Coed Brenin cycle route and walking centre. Dolgellau, Cwmworthin and Betsy Coed. Also close to Zip World and Go Below if you want to do an underground mining adventure. typically it ended up raining for most of week, but the cottage was very cosy. There is a shop that sells everything you need Grocery wise, along with a pharmacy in the village. Could not fault the cottage or area and will hopefully return next year. My son was especially happy as the Wi-fi was very good, happy child happy parents.

    Reviewed by RitaFeb 2020

  • "Hosts were just the best."

    .. so kind and welcoming and gave us great tips for exploring the area. Thank you both... we had a great holiday and hope to return.

    Reviewed by JudeAug 2019

  • "We had a great week in this lovely cottage in Wales."

    Bryn and Ann the owners were fantastic and very welcoming. The cottage is in a great place to explore Wales we visited lots of places including Anglesey and zip world. The wine and cakes on arrival were a lovely touch and very much appreciated. We will visit again.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2019

  • "The cottage was great - very clean and comfortable."

    Bryn and Anne were excellent hosts and very helpful and friendly. Annes home baked cakes were delicious! The village of Trawsfynydd was a great base for exploring with lots to do within a short drive. The nearby Coed-y-Brenin forest and mountain bike centre was excellent and the cycle / walk around the nearby reservoir was good with an cafe at the end to spur on younger family members.

    Reviewed by NicholasJul 2019

  • "Thank you very much for a great holiday"

    Reviewed by MatthewJul 2019

  • "Byrn and Ann were perfect hosts."

    Living close to the cottage they were very keen that our week's break was very enjoyable and were very attentive to ensure the cottage was comfortable for us. With so much to see in the area, a week wasn't long enough however with a bit of direction from Bryn and Ann we were able to concentrate on those areas of greater interest to us. The cottage is perfectly situated for exploring Coed y Brennin, Dolgellau and beyond and the Llyn Peninsula. For those interested in fishing for rainbow trout, brown trout, salmon and sewin, the opportunities are endless whether it is on Llyn Trawsfynydd, in the mountain lakes or on the nearby rivers, Byrn will be able to guide you in the right direction .

    Reviewed by AdrianJun 2019

  • "Bryn and Ann were extremely helpful and generous."

    Good contact and advice before arrival. Cottage is an excellent base to explore Snowdonia and The Cambrian Coast, is clean and well maintained and has all useful facilities. Reaching the parking at the back of the property could be an issue for larger cars (no problems for a Ford Focus) but other options are available. Would not hesitate to recommend as a holiday base.

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2019

  • "Bryn and Ann were wonderful hosts, showing us around the cottage when we arrived and making sure we knew where everything was."

    They also gave great suggestions on sights to see and checked in with us to make sure everything was ok at the cottage. The space was perfect for 4 adults, and the log fire was really enjoyable on a rainy night. It had everything we needed. The location was great for exploring, only 20 minutes from Portmeirion, and 50 from mount Snowdon, with incredible views all along the way. There is a lake in the village as well that is a short walking distance away. I would highly recommend this cottage, it was the perfect base for our Wales explorations.

    Reviewed by KatherineJun 2019

  • "Great holiday had by all."

    Lovely holiday home. The owner was extremely friendly and helpful. I would happily stay again. Comfortable lovely property. The only 2 things I could mention as a slight concern are 1. The parking is spacious and very good, but getting your vehicle through the pathway to the parking area is very tight. This caused a family member to scratch his car. This is no fault of the owner, it is just extremely difficult to use the entrance way if cars are parked there. 2. There was no Sky TV as advertised. So no real big deal. The good far outweigh these minor issues. The owners are lovely people and cannot do enough to assist. 10/10 for a lovely relaxing stay. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2019

  • "Wine and home baking on arrival."

    Off road parking. Fire set up and ready if wanted however cottage is also heated. Little shop short walk away. Close to walk or cycle track around lake. Wifi, music and a selection of movies avalable.

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2019

  • "We had an awesome 2 night stay at Bryn's cottage."

    He was great at keeping in communication with us leading up to our stay and had some good reccomendations of things to do in the area. The place was perfect for four of us - plenty of space with good facitilites and all very clean. Everything was perfect with top hospitality! P.S Thank you for the complimentary wine, bubbles and cake - such a nice touch :) Thank you!

    Reviewed by HowieMay 2019

  • "The cottage was great and the owners Bryn and Ann went out of their way to make sure everything was perfect, the cakes were delightful and the beer and wine in the house a fantastic personal touch."

    I would 100% recommend this cottage and will be returning again next time I am in Wales. The only downside is the parking; access to the rear of the property to the private parking space is incredibly tight, the parking on the road is always in demand so expect a bit of a walk to your car. The parking being the only downside it is only a mini blip, the comfort of the house and the lovely owners compensate for the parking.

    Reviewed by StuartMar 2019

  • "Bryn and Ann are lovely host's, the warm welcome and local knowledge just enhanced our stay,the cottage was lovely and clean and we felt at home straight away."

    The cottage is ideally situated with easy access to local attractions and we will certainly be interested in staying again when next visit Wales. Ann's fairy cakes are to die for

    Reviewed by KevinSep 2018

  • "A really clean and comfortable cottage with everything needed for a wonderful holiday."

    The owners Ann and Bryn were really lovely people and could not have been more helpful and always available if needed. We would recommend this cottage for anyone who wants a peaceful holiday with lots of interesting places to explore.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2018

  • "One of the best holiday cottages I have stayed in, perfect in everyway from the minute you arrive until you leave."

    Well equipped, lovely welcome pack of prosecco , wine and home made cakes and plenty of wood for fire.A real home from home. Plenty of things to do in the area and Bryn and Ann were very welcoming hosts with very good knowledge of the area. Highly recommended and hope to return again soon. Ms Toor, West Midlands

    Reviewed by NarinderAug 2018

  • "We've traveled a lot all around Europe and elsewhere but nowhere have we felt more welcome than in this Trawsfynydd cottage."

    The owners were just amazing, extremely nice and helpful and their house... well, within days we got so comfortable that we felt at home. Even the kids miss it already. Although the weather was far from perfect the accommodation and the people of Trawsfynydd more made up for it. Ten days was not enough to explore all there's to see in northern Wales a we'll come back first chance we have.

    Reviewed by TomasAug 2018

  • "The hosts were amazing they invited us into their home then walked us to the property."

    On arrival there was Milk, Tea and Coffee and most importantly there was wine, processco and butterfly home made cakes.......a great start. I stay away regularly with work and holidays so detail is important to me, the pillows, quilt and towels were top class (pillows are important to me). There was a log fire all prepared which was a welcome relief after climbling Snowdon in the rain and wind. Wi-Fi was fast and there was plenty of room for four people. The location was very central and ideal for us for a 5 day break. Would definatley recommend this propery. Already missing the fire :-)

    Reviewed by JeffreyJul 2018

  • "The cottage is well equipped (everything needed for four adults), clean and in a great location to explore the local area."

    Regardless of the weather conditions, there's something close by to do; we climbed Snowden, walked around the lake near the property, and did a variety of activities at the local slate mines (including underground trampolining!) in the weekend we stayed. The hosts were lovely, going out of their way to ensure we had a pleasant holiday. They provided helpful advice prior to our arrival, and continued to share recommendations throughout our stay. We will be recommending this cottage to friends and family and would happily stay here again!

    Reviewed by HaydenJul 2018

  • "We had a lovely experience booking and staying with sykes."

    . The cottage we had booked for our holiday was perfect, the host had gone above and beyond to met our requirements they were lovely, welcoming and very friendly people.. I would recommend this cottage our close and friends and family and anyone else who would wish to have a comfortable and relaxing time away.. Thank you so much again to our lovely hosts for making us feel at home

    Reviewed by AlexanderJun 2018

  • "Our hosts were very welcoming and showed us around the cottage."

    We enjoyed a lovely holiday and a very comfortable stay at their beautifully clean and well-equipped cottage. The location is also very convenient to get to places of attraction.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2018

  • "Best equipped cottage we have ever rented."

    Fantastic welcome goodies from the hosts Bryn and Ann who couldn't have been more helpful throughout the whole stay. Highly recommended holiday destination with the location very convenient for the whole of Snowdonia. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by TracyJun 2018

  • "The owners made us feel very welcome and had gone to a lot of trouble to ensure that everything was perfect for our stay."

    The cottage was very cosy and clean and had everything we would have wanted. The area is lovely, great for walking and cycling and there are lovely quiet beaches nearby as well. We would happily recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by GilesMay 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double (although a single airbed can be provided on request for group guests that require separate sleeping arrangements in the double room), 1 x adult bunks (max 4 adults in the property)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner
  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave
  • Fridge/freezer (plus a separate external dedicated Angler freezer in shed, ideal for anglers to store their bait and catches of fish)
  • Washing machine, dishwasher
  • WiFi, TV with Freeview and Now TV, DVD, CD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Family friendly with cot, highchair and safety gate
  • Rear patio with furniture
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Storage for sport equipment e.g
  • 4 mountain bikes in secure shed - more storage available if needed in owner garage on request
  • Shop and pub within 3 minutes walk
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking

The property

A charming stone cottage tucked away at the heart of Trawsfynydd, a characterful village oozing with tradition.

Being in the Snowdonia National Park and surrounded by the idyllic Rhinog, Moelwyn and Arenig mountains, plus of course the Trawsfynydd Lake - Ideal for everyone from couples to families and groups, the Coed Brenin cycle route and walking centre (with cafe) is also only 5 minutes away.

The cottage is an amazing base for families, walkers, hikers, golf or mountain bike groups.

This retreat offers everything you need, including secure storage for several bikes or golf clubs, watersport or fishing equipment and catches.

Step inside to the open-plan lounge, centred by a sofa, two arm chairs and a woodburning stove, well-positioned for those cosy nights.

White washed beams oversee the formation, matching the neutral décor, which you can admire whilst resting at the lovely dining area.

The property houses two bedrooms for a maximum of 4 people; a double room (a single airbed can be provided on request if two people in the room prefer to sleep separately) and also a bunk room with adult sized bunks, each modernised with a glimpse of charm so you can unwind in comfort and wake up to the delightful interior all over again.

The kitchen is sleek and pleasantly equipped to ensure you feel right at home as you go about your day in style.

A family bathroom finishes the accommodation, a beautiful suite comprising of both a bath and a shower to elevate your stay.

Outside, there is a patio area where you can kick back and relax, talking about the trails you have covered that day or swapping your 'catch of the day' stories.

The village itself boasts a small variety of shops and the entire area is an excellent base for outdoor activities including water sports, climbing, walking, fishing and mountain biking.

The beautiful beaches at Black Rock Sands, Harlech and Barmouth are close by, as are the bustling towns of Dolgellau and Porthmadog.

With the coast and mountain views in the distance, there really is something for everyone.

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About the location


Porthmadog 12 miles; Dolgellau 13 miles; Harlech 14 miles.

This traditional Welsh village lies in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, and is surrounded by the Rhinog, Moelwyn and Arenig mountains. The impressive Trawsfynydd Lake, which is only a short walk from the village, is renowned for its fishing and offers a recently completed walking and cycling route around the entire lake. The village itself boasts a small variety of shops. This area is a mecca for outdoor activities including excellent water sports, climbing, walking, fishing, golf and mountain biking. The beautiful beaches at Black Rock Sands, Harlech and Barmouth are close by, as are the bustling towns of Dolgellau and Porthmadog. Visit castles, narrow gauge railways, slate and copper mines and the famous Portmeirion Italianate Village.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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