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Plas Arenig

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Trawsfynydd, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • great (7)
  • kitchen (7)
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18 Customer Reviews

  • "We were not able to have a bath as the water did not get hot enough so we are unsure if you maybe need to have a look at why that might be."

    Apart from that however the shower was plenty warm enough and we loved the cottage which we found lovely and cosy and spotlessly clean and we thought the kitchen was very well equipped

    Reviewed by Lorna4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a very pleasant stay at Plas Arenig as the cottage is very cosy and the water is always hot."

    The cottage was absolutely spotless. Amazing! Only wish we'd had time to stay longer. We found cottage as described in write-up and pictures. Street level cosy characterful lounge/diner with toasty log-burner. Downstairs cute kitchen with beamed ceiling on ground level leads directly into rear garden with patio which was just up our street. Hubby is 6ft 2 and yes he stood between the beams when in the kitchen but at 5ft6 no adjustment required for me beneath the beams as probably had 3 inches to spare. Loved the stone window sill and we had a couple of nice oven cooked dinners from the Belling and used the hobs and microwave too during our stay. Modern bathroom was well done and cosy too. Easy electric shower. We enjoyed living on three levels and going up and down stairs which goes with the territory living at the top of a hill. Views were amazing from rear windows and garden when the cloud blew over; it does blow in fast and we had a storm for 2 days. The local shop and the coffee house/bar downhill from us were both great and easy to reach. We parked roadside between the cottage and village shop but we could have used the carpark in the village. We would recommend the cottage and stay again in the future. We say see beyond no parking directly outside as unloading/loading you can pull over and unload/load literally outside the door as we tried and tested it.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay."

    I had a chance to speak to the cleaner who was super helpful providing useful info on the area. Unfortunately our stay was cut short due to family emergency- owner was understanding. We did have chance to use the garden (lovely views), the fireplace (lovely cosy). The facilities: were very adequate, bathroom, bedroom was lovely. Kitchen utensils fine, appreciate there has been challenge with the oven (no issue found). The washing machine wasn't available, but skyes gave small compensation which was appreciated. Parking: car park was full but there's free parking around the property (not on the double yellow of course). The village itself was super friendly (I am a person of minority so this stuff is important!).

    Reviewed by Faiza4.1Aug 2023

  • "Very tiny kitchen with no cupboard to store food, no work top space to cook."

    Oven only cooks if turned up to ful. Washing machine was broken so we ran out of clean clothes. Beds are old I needed all 4 pillows just to feel like I had 1. Jacuzzi from the 60s, one cover missing off jets another flew off when turned on revealing black grime...not used again. No tv signal most of time and never any bbc channels very limited ....sorry but used sykes cottages for years and never been disappointed until now

    Thank you for your feedback. I am very sorry to hear you had some issues during your stay and have discussed these with the owner. The pictures on the site do show that it is not a large spacious kitchen but the oven does work as the owner has checked this. They were not made aware the washing machine had broken but have now removed this and hope to replace it in the future. They are not aware of any issues with the beds and the mattresses are all quite new so should be comfortable. They have never had any issues with the jacuzzi bath reported before, other than to say it was appreciated, but will keep an eye on this too. They are sorry you had a poor TV signal. The aerial had to be replaced a little while ago after a storm and they seem to have lost the BBC channels, even after acquiring a booster. This has also now been notated in the description; apologies for any inconvenience during your stay. We would happily have tried to assist if you had called us for help. We do hope you enjoyed your stay otherwise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel3.1Jun 2023

  • "Really stunning well equipped property would definitely recommend and stay again."

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage was a lovely cottage but the atmosphere in the village was a little hostile."

    I live in the Lake District and worked for a holiday cottage business so I understand the strain tourism can put on an area but it legitimately felt if we said the wrong thing to the wrong person we might be chased out of the village. The washing machine didn't work in the property but we didn't come on holiday to do washing and didn't want the hassle of waiting for a repair person to come. The oven was a bit limp, but again we like to cook a lot, others may come and eat out every night. The hoover didn't pick up so we left an apologetic note for the cleaner when we departed. Otherwise the cottage was lovely with comfortable sofas and a fantastic log burner with a generous supply of logs. It was a great space for exploring different areas.

    Reviewed by Katherine4.1May 2023

  • "Fab little cottage, has everything you need for your stay, great location too with amazing views!"

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property is full of character and with cosy interior."

    The location and views are beautiful. It has all you need, very complete. The tricky stairs without fence were not ideal with our one year old child. The upstairs floor is very noisy if you walk on it.

    Reviewed by Florien3.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely week - the cottage was warm and welcoming upon arrival."

    We had an unexplained hitch with the heating and warm water which resolved spontaneously - although the owner contacted us within 40mins of us contacting Sykes contact liaison- both of whom were very polite and friendly. The spare room bed my friend thought was a bit lumpy so ended up sleeping with me. (Perhaps more suited for a child.) Imagine our surprise when we figured it actually looked into Arenig Fawr - one of our favourite spots and bothy to stay in! Overall we would recommend the cottage - especially the log fire and spa bath after a days hike and hoped we left it in good order - (having replaced some of the blown bulbs too) :) Thankyou

    Reviewed by Michaela4.4Mar 2022

  • "Pro: The cottage was amazing, very cozy, close to everything but in a quite area."

    the fireplace is great, the kitchen is highly equipped and you get to see sheep all day, every day from the rear garden :) Con: The Internet has it's days, and didn't work all the time - a bit of rain / bad weather and there is no internet (and sometimes even phone reception was abscent).

    Reviewed by Naor5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Really well located within the village, comfortable and stocked with all the things you need. Would definitely rent this cottage in the future if we are looking to stay this way again.

    Reviewed by Denzil5.0Jul 2021

  • "Wonderful location, friendly village."

    Great to access mountains and beaches. We had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by Pinh5.0Jul 2021

  • "Nice Cottage and location, parking was a limitation."

    Cottage was clean but did have a few negative points. The WC had a very poor flush! Kitchen tap loose and lacked basic kitchen equipment i.e. no bread/carving board. On balance I felt it was a little over priced.

    Reviewed by Colin3.4Jul 2021

  • "Nice clean and cosy cottage lovely scenery everything we needed could do with a ..."

    Nice clean and cosy cottage lovely scenery everything we needed could do with a iron in property we had a lovely time thanks would book again

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful!"

    Very cozy and the fire was a fantastic added extra. A little welcome back was waiting for us in our fridge was delightful! Would definitely stay here again without question.

    Reviewed by Kate4.4Oct 2020

  • "We felt so lucky to find this gem."

    The location was ideal. The cottage was warm and welcoming. There was a little welcome package that went down a treat! I loved having a fire and bath. Trawsfynydd reservoir is right on your door step and was absolutely stunning, the walk round was beautiful and it was a great place to watch the sunset. The locals were really friendly and gave us fantastic suggestions to help make our holiday very special. We will be back. Thank you Plas Arenig!!!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely traditional cottage in a beautiful village conveniently located for many walks on doorstep."

    The second bedroom is tiny (this is noted in the description) but the rest of the cottage very cosy - The fire was lovely addition and the kitchen had all that was needed.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.4Sep 2020

  • "A nice and cosy cottage, a short drive from the trail heads for Snowdon as well as the South Snowdonia peaks (e."

    G. Cadair Idris). Nothing beats coming back from a hike to a log fire. We had a great time!

    Reviewed by Tom4.7Aug 2020

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  • Over three floors, 1 x double for 2 adults
  • 1x single room
  • Bathroom with Whirlpool Spa bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with open fire and dining area
  • Oil central heating and wood burning stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer washer/dryer, WiFi, TV
  • DVD player, selection of games, books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for wood burnring stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking 50 yards from property with free public car park 150 yds away
  • Enclosed rear garden with small lawn, patio with furniture and mountain views
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Note: Steep slate steps from sitting room to kitchen and garden may not be suitable for infirm or young children
  • Please note: Bikes can be stored at the rear of the property, walk down the small alley by the side of the property and through to the back garden.

The property

An early 19th century, stone-built end-of-terrace cottage, in the pretty Welsh village of Trawsfynydd, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.

This captivating cottage retains a wealth of character, from its oak beams and exposed stone walls, to its Welsh slate and quarry tiles and old inglenook fireplace, you can be sure to find wonder around every corner of this cottage.

Holding quirk and character, this property is ideal to explore this scenic area of North Wales.

Enjoy gathering together in the evenings within the sitting room, cosied up amongst the warming woodburning stove, creating a charming and cosy atmosphere.

The sitting room also hosts a dining area fit for the whole group to dine together, play board games or simply enjoy each other’s company.

Head down to the lower-ground-floor where you will be greeted by a rustic kitchen area, hosting all the modern-day appliances you could need to rustle up all of your family-favourite meals, you can be sure that the charm of the cottage carries on in here too.

After a day of adventure, choose to recline into the evening in one of the two bright and airy bedrooms; consisting of a double and a single with a further pull-out bed, the setup of the sleeping spots is perfect for a family of four to catch up on their rest.

The rear garden is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the countryside views, with the Arenig Mountain Range in the distance, it makes the perfect backdrop for your evening of alfresco dining beneath the sun.

The local area of Trawsfynydd is tranquil and perfect for those looking for a rural break to the countryside, with ample walking routes from your doorstep, it’s a great location for the avid explorer.

Venture further into Snowdonia National Park to uncover even more of its wonder and scenic landscapes, or choose to spend a day at the Italian-style village of Portmeirion, offering an unforgettable day out and even more excitement for all ages.

In reach of many of the wonders of North Wales, Plas Arenig makes an ideal base for a family adventure in the countryside.

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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.

Please note: Bikes can be stored at the rear of the property, walk down the small alley by the side of the property and through to the back garden.

Please don't take them through the front door of the cottage

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas