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Y Cilgwyn

(Ref. 971715)

Trawsfynydd, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful cottage in a lovely Welsh village Every comfort needed for your stay."

    Host was brilliant and we really enjoyed the homemade. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great place, really well appointed with a lovely fire."

    Good location for exploring North Wales and beyond. Great Host very welcoming

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Oct 2023

  • "A light, warm and cosy cottage for our stay in October visiting family and exploring the lake, hills and mountains."


    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage located in a quiet village with stunning views."

    The cottage is clean, spacious and welcoming. Richard the owner was so welcoming and friendly, even bringing us a loaf of homemade bara brith which was divine. The cottage has everything you need for the week, it’s so homely and cosy. The cottage is in a good location for visiting places, but you do need a car to get around. We would definitely visit again, probably the best holiday cottage we’ve stayed in.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Sep 2023

  • "Comfortable, clean & modern cottage in the perfect area to access Snowdonia and the surrounding region."

    Everything you need within the property; TV, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, solid internet & EV charger (we don't have electric car so check / £). The owner lives next door so always on hand if you need anything. Richard was friendly and welcoming. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2023

  • "Amazing place spotlessly clean and the extra little touches milk bread and not forgetting the Welsh cake was lovely."

    We only stayed 2 nights but hopefully be back and stay for longer there’s so much to see and do . Thanks Richard .

    Reviewed by Bridget5.0Jun 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at this property, it was clean, comfortable and well maintained, plus the area was was lovely, with a great well stocked shop literally two minutes walk, and a nice pub, five minutes walk that had good food and excellent selection of beers, wines and spirits."

    There were a couple of comments in previous reviews stating that getting in and out of the driveway was a bit tight but we had no problems at all. The owner introduced himself and although we saw him a few times he was in no way intrusive and seemed very pleasant and helpful. All in all a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2023

  • "Superb location for us as the mountain biking is amazing."

    Perfect cottage and loved the wood burning stove which made the cold nights a pleasure to be in

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Feb 2023

  • "Host Richard met us and ran over essentials then left us to it, saying he was next door if needed."

    Appreciated the bread milk cake etc, a lovely touch. Home very cosy and warm, lovely shower, loved the attention to recycling. Well positioned. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by John4.1Nov 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in this excellent cottage."

    Nice and warm with the log burner. Great location for walking and local mountain bike parks. Good walks direct from house. Owner very friendly and enjoyed the homemade fruit cake we were given.

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2022

  • "Great cottage in a central locator exploring the area."

    Cottage was clean, tidy & comfeith all you could wish for - the welcome from Richard was spot on & the Barabrith - oh my we’ll be back just for that .

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property was excellent and the shower brill."

    Apart from the driveway to get in and out off was a bit awkward I would recommend the property.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Sep 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation, great host and perfect location Many thanks Richard"

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    It was also lovely and quiet. Owner very helpful. Well located for access to beautiful countryside and the coast.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Apr 2022

  • "Warm welcome, nice cottage, great location."

    Reviewed by Louis4.7Apr 2022

  • "Can't really fault this property."

    Warm, comfortable, very clean, all the facilities you need, and a friendly local host. Friendly local shop and pub too. This area is an outdoor paradise, even in the winter, and we had a lovely week visiting Betws-y-Coed, Coed-y-Brenin, Barmouth etc. etc.!

    Reviewed by Luca5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great holiday cottage, everything has been thought of to kit out the property to make for a comfortable stay."

    Richard the owner popped round to see if all was ok at the start and so we knew where he was if we needed anything, thanks Richard and thanks for the lovely homemade cake. The cottage was very quiet and in a great location in the village. Short walk to the lake from the cottage which is a must. The village shop is so well stocked with lots of local produce, open until late and very friendly. Everyone we met in the village was very friendly. Definitely recommend Y Cilgwyn if you want to stay in the Snowdonia National Park, so much to see and do close by.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Oct 2021

  • "Richard was very friendly and helpful with local knowledge."

    A lovely, spacious cottage with a great wood burner, good size bedrooms and hairdryers in both rooms. It was a great location with easy access to lovely beaches, lakes and places of interest. We would happily return.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful setting."

    Very lucky to have amazing weather so could see Wales at its best.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a great week Mirror in bedroom not near plug for hair dryer"

    Reviewed by Valerie L4.4Jul 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage in a great location to visit Snowdonia and surrounding areas."

    We had a great week and to walk around Trawsfydd lake was a great day with some great views of the lake and sounding mountains Thanks to our host Tony & Lynda

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2021

  • "Y Cilgwyn is a wonderful cottage and we aim to go back for a third time next year."

    Reviewed by Karen4.7May 2021

  • "Amazing break away and the cottage is absolutely beautiful."

    Easy booking and highly recommend. Owner was really helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2021

  • "It was a very enjoyable stay in this warm and comfortable cottage."

    The owner was helpful and friendly, but not at all intrusive. The cottage was spacious and well heated with the cosy option of the woodburner which was in use most evenings, which when lit required little extra help from the modern/efficient central to keep the cottage warm, only requiring use first thing in the morning. The cottage is in a remote-feeling village and yet is very central for Snowdonia, allowing good access to great areas North, East, South and West. The village was very peaceful and the village shop, which is only a handful of yards stroll away, was incredibly well stocked, and would have almost anything you might need, without requiring a long drive to a supermarket. It also stayed open until 10pm most days. I would recommend a stay here wholeheartedly.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great cottage and great location and views."

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2020

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful village."

    Lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Dec 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in great location and fantastic hosts"

    Reviewed by George5.0Nov 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage and host Richard was so welcoming and always on hand if needed, not that we did as everything was perfect!"

    Location was brilliant for getting around, tucked away in a village,yet close to main road for easy access to all the main sights. Would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Mimi5.0Oct 2019

  • "Great little cottage, well equipped and very comfy."

    Owner was extremely helpful and gave us a warm welcome when we arrived. Lovely village with a good little general store and pharmacy. Amazing walk just a few hundred yards from cottage going across a walk bridge over the lake (we did this a few times it was so nice). The cottage is situated in a great location for exploring this part off Wales there is so much to do, we have been to this area twice now and will have to return as still haven't seen all this beautiful area has to offer and would definitely book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely, cosy and very clean."

    Was the perfect size for us (a family of 4). Richard (the owner) was really nice and helpful. He had left news, milk, butter and q cake for us which a lovely personal touch.

    Reviewed by Sukeshi5.0Jun 2019

  • "Perfect base for visiting wonderful castles and traveling through spectacular scenery."

    There is a very good little general store/post office in the village but no pub/restaurant. We had our main meal out every day and just something light in the evening. Richard, the owner who lives next door, was very attentive and checked that we had everything we needed. There was a very welcome "welcome" pack of bread, butter, milk and delicious fruit cake waiting for us on arrival - a lovely touch - thank you Richard. We would certainly recommend the cottage as an excellent base four touring North Wales.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jun 2019

  • "This was our second visit to this cottage and it was just as good as last time every comfort met and a good base to see the surrounding areas."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2019

  • "We have had a wonderful stay at this cottage, the host Richard had left a lovely cake, fresh bread and milk, and was most attentive during our stay."

    Couldn't have wished for a better place to stay, close enough to everything we wanted to do. The cottage had everything you could possibly need and as we had our eight month old grandson with us we ate in most nights and found everything we needed so was just perfect, the local shop opened late too which was a bonus and is literally round the corner. Nice walk up the lane to beautiful views of the lake. Lovely stay, would recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2019

  • "The owner was great and checked we were ok a couple of times."

    Milk and essentials were left for us when we arrived.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2019

  • "Perfect place to stay for a break in snowdonia."

    Very considerate hosts who made the cottage so welcoming with everything you could need to feel at home. Ideal location for all local attractions. Highly recommended. Five stars.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a brilliant stay at Y Cilgwyn."

    The cottage was renovated to a very good standard and was very cosy. Our young daughters loved sharing the room with bunk beds. Richard was a fantastic host. He made sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay, even ensuring that the essentials like milk & butter (even fruit cake!) were there ready for us which was a great touch. We loved the fire and there was plenty of wood to get through to keep it going when needed. We particularly enjoyed the short walk over to the lake and the bridge going across it. Amazing scenery. We would definitely recommend this to friends and family considering a Welsh getaway in the future!

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Dec 2018

  • "The place was clean modern and very comfortable had everything you want and was in a good location for visiting along the coast as well as inland to bedgellert and Lanberis and to visit Bala lake ."

    We had a great time there and we would definitely visit y cilgwyn again. Plus the added extras like the very tasty and lovely homemade fruit cake bread butter and milk plus tea coffee and sugar was all very welcomed after a long day travelling thank you so much Richard for a lovely week .

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2018

  • "The house exceeded my expectation for the price I paid."

    The owner was very friendly, and the house was very clean and cozy with very comfortable beds to sleep in. It’s located next to stunning landscapes and everything was great. I would recommend the house to anyone.

    Reviewed by Suman5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage has been renovated to a very high standard."

    It is very comfortble and well maintained throughout. Overall it is one of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in. The owner, who lives next door, was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was stunning, our host first class."

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was superb in all ways."

    Totally loved our holiday and didn't want to leave. Richard was very welcoming and friendly and we would like to say Thankyou for everything.

    Reviewed by Darren4.4Sep 2018

  • "Had a really lovely holiday at this wonderful house."

    The house was very comfortable and had everything we needed (including free Wifi) to keep a family of 4 (including boys of 12 & 15) happy for a week. The house is modern and attractively fitted out. The location was ideal - close to the mountain biking centre in Coed y Brenin, and also close to Ffestiniog (to enjoy some of the Zip World offerings) and the White Water rafting centre near Bala. The location near the lake was absolutely stunning. Would love to go back again soon.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2018

  • "We decided to get away for a few days with our 8 month old son and were fortunately able to book and check in at Y Cilgwyn on the same day."

    First time we've booked with this company and we weren't disappointed, the staff we spoke with at Sykes were very friendly, professional and extremely helpful! We were given all the information we needed to get there and were met on our arrival by one of the lovely owners, Richard. Richard and Tonya only lived next door, which was a great comfort should we need any help with anything. Richard welcomed us to his cottage giving us a run-through of the information pack and was always very open to our questions about the local area. We loved the cottage, beautifully finished to a high standard, great attention to detail, spacious and with the perfect combination of traditional and modern furnishings... A real home-from-home feel and the location was ideal. There's a general store, literally a hop away, at the end of the street and we were happy going straight out and walking around the lake as well as taking the easy drives to Bala, Harlech, Dolgellau Portmadoch and Portmerion. We will make a point of returning... we've actually already started our itinerary! Nikki, Ian and Gray Tracey xx

    Reviewed by Nikki4.7Jul 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x bunk
  • Bathroom with a shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove.
  • Oil central heating, multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine,tumble dryer, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Electric car charge point, payable directly, please bring your own charge cable
  • Lawn, patio and courtyard garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 minute walk and newly opened pub and cafe in the village just minutes away
  • Note: Property does not accept Stag/Hen or Similar bookings.

The property

Providing accommodation of the highest quality for up to six people, holiday in style with your closest friends or family at Y Cilgwyn.

This superb holiday home beautifully combines traditional country cottage, with a modern sophisticated twist.Step into the heart-warming sitting room and be greeted by the fabulous inglenook fire place, with impressive exposed slate lintel and alluring multi fuel stove - just perfect for cosy evenings snuggled up on the sumptuous sofas with your loved ones.

The modern kitchen dining room is a tremendous space to be in, with floor to ceiling glass windows filling the room with natural light, and providing a pleasant outlook over the garden.

Sit at the country cottage style dining table whilst discussing your day, and planning your next adventures.Upstairs, you will find three good sized luxurious bedrooms and the splendid family bathroom.

Each room is beautifully presented for a calming, restful night's sleep.Relax in the garden and soak up the wonderful Welsh air.

Outside there is a patio area to enjoy, and even a secluded side garden room through an archway which was once part of the old fire station where the horse and cart were stored.

A charming space to enjoy alfresco dining and your favourite glass of wine.There are some beautiful walks that can be enjoyed from the door step of this wonderful holiday home.

Wonder along the lake side of the spectacular Trawsfynydd Lake, or go a little further and do the eight-mile circular walk and cycle path.

The lake offers boating and fishing opportunities and there is even a lake side cafe.This splendid cottage is centrally positioned to enjoy the delights that Snowdonia and the North Wales coastline has to offer.Within only a short drive, you can be at one of the beautiful beaches, visit Portmeirion Italianate Village, or if you fancy something a little more exhilarating, then nearby Blaenau Ffestiniog is home to Zip World Titan, the Zip Caverns and Bounce Below.

Surf Snowdonia is within easy reach, and the popular mountain biking center at Coed Y Brenin is only a few miles away, offering fantastic mounting biking for all levels, and wonderful woodland walks.

For those looking for a more extreme bike ride, Antur Stiniog downhill mountain biking is just a short drive away.

Take a tour around Llechwedd Slate Caverns, a ride on the famous Ffestiniog Railway, or simply admire the stunning mountain views.

With such a variety of things to see and do, this traditional and welcoming holiday home with modern sensibilities is a perfect place for friends and family to create memories to cherish.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

Note: Property does not accept Stag/Hen or Similar bookings.
Please note: this property only allows a maximum of 4 adults, if you have any questions, please enquire with our reservations team to check with the property owner.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas