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Yr Hen Stabal

(Ref. 998436)

Trawsfynydd, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely warm welcome by hosts."

    Views to die for. The cottage had everything we needed. Totally outstanding.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2024

  • "A cosy tranquil cottage in a beautiful setting on a sheep farm."

    We had a wonderful stay in this charming cottage and the owners were very welcoming. The heating was very efficient and the cottage warmed up very quickly. The kitchen was very well equipped and we appreciated all the little details that made us feel welcome.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a very comfortable stay, perfect for exploring surrounding areas."

    Greeted by the owners on arrival who were lovely and was like a home from home. Wonderful views from cottage, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful relaxing cottage away from everything except nature."

    Very peaceful.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Feb 2024

  • "A beautiful cosy cottage, in a quiet and picturesque location."

    Fully kitted out with everything you could need.

    Reviewed by Iva5.0Dec 2023

  • "Despite a wet week it was always nice to come back to the warm and cosy cottage."

    It had everything I needed for a comfortable stay and was in a great location for exploring.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay it had everything we needed to make our stay comfortable."

    The location was fantastic just got to follow the instructions. The cottage was lovely had enough room for three of us and parking two large vans. It was fantastic!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2023

  • "A really great holiday cottage with wonderful owners who have thought of everything to create a well equipped, warm and comfy home."

    We had an amazing time exploring the area on our bikes and walking in the hills.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2023

  • "We loved our stay with you and Elsie our daughter loved the free range sheep."

    We will hopefully be back and have recommended you to all of our friends and family

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, set in a beautiful setting, everything you could want to be comfortable, lovely little touches, flowers, milk, tea , coffee, sugar, Welsh cakes and a bottle of soft drink!"

    We had a great relaxing week here.

    Reviewed by Nadine5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely week here."

    The cottage was fantastic. Exactly as described and very comfortable. Bethan and Gwion were great hosts.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely perfect in every way."

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jul 2023

  • "Quiet location with great views."

    Well equipped and spacious cottage. We would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very welcoming and comfortable."

    A good location for exploring N Wales.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Extremely clean and well cared for. Comfortable beds and a great shower. Peaceful setting with beautiful views. Everything one would need for a self catering holiday

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2023

  • "Quite apart from the fantastic weather that we enjoyed on our Holiday in Snowdonia , We whole Heartily recommend Yr Hen Stabel as an immaculate "Holiday Let", It is clean, well looked after, comfortable and welcoming, Bethan and Gwion , the owners of this brilliant attached holiday cottage, (No problems with being "attached" in any way at all) Having been on a holiday to many cottages over our 53 year marriage, Yr Hen Stabel, rates for us No."

    1 in our Welsh Holidays (I must say that all have been good on the 6 times that we have visited Wales over the years) If you want a small 2 bedroom cottage with not only such welcoming owners, but when you do arrive and park up at Yr Hen Stabel ........just take a look at the fabulous Scenic view that you will enjoy, every day albeit Rain or Shine. For us who come from the lovely "flatlands" in east Anglia ,Yr Hen Stabel it is a 10 out of 10.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage with amazing views."

    The cottage was well appointed with everything you needed available. The owners were very nice and welcoming. Thank you for the welcome pack, and the beautiful eggs.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0May 2023

  • "This beautiful cottage in a stunning setting is delightful."

    It is outstandingly well equipped with everything that anyone could possibly wish for (better equipped than my home), and more. It is lovingly and well maintained by a delightful couple, where our enjoyment is their aim. If I return to Snowdonia, this is where I would wish to stay. Peace and tranquility in abundance. Plus, if you are lucky, the best Damson jam in the World.

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful little cottage everything almost perfect"

    Reviewed by Sana3.8Feb 2023

  • "I loved it that much i did not want to go home it was great."

    Such a fantastic place to escape to. I hope to come back soon.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jan 2023

  • "This is a wonderful, cosy cottage for three people, with a well-equipped kitchen in a great location for access to all Eryri (Snowdonia) has to offer."

    Things to note: - they provide a welcome pack to get you through the first night/day (tea, coffee, sugar, pint of milk and a treat). - there is a separate freezer with 4 drawers (so you're not restricted to a small fridge ice box). Great news if you're a batch book like me, who could pull out several freezer meals, transport in a cool bag and then put directly in the freezer. - there's a slimline dishwasher (so you don't have to handwash everything). They provide 6 dishwasher tablets too, as well as washing up liquid, sponge and drying cloth. - they understand that you might get dirty on walks/cycling, so there's an entrance area with plenty of storage for wet coats and boots, plus a washer/drier. - the heating is on 24/7, just remember to turn down at night (we didn't realise the first night and woke up in a sweat the first night). Hot water is always available too. - the WiFi is great in all rooms and there's a smart TV for days when you want to lounge (or are shattered from walking up Yr Wyddfa) - there's locable storage for bikes We loved our visit and hope to visit again when it's warm/dry enough to sit outside for breakfast and take in the views!

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, couldn't have hoped for better."


    Reviewed by Tim5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful and well equipped cottage which made our holiday in Wales just perfect."

    Wonderful views and hosts who made us feel very welcome. There are lots of places to walk or mountain bike in the area and plenty of other things to do within easy reach.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage."

    Clean, everything you need. Our 3rd time back , a beautiful place to stay !!!! The owners are lovely people, friendly and kind . 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic property owned by a lovely family."

    Views when sitting outside are breathtaking. The property has everything you could want for a fabulous stay.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage situated in a perfect part of snowdonia."

    The family are lovely and would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Sheree5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay at Yr Hen Stabl."

    Bethan and Gwion (and family) gave us such a warm welcome. The views are stunning. Everything in the cottage was lovely. It is the perfect base to visit lots of different places. No where was too far. Waking up to sheep baas every morning was glorious. We couldn't fault anything. We hope to return at some point. And as a final point that water pressure in the shower we would have loved to take home with us. We would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Myfanw5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had an excellent holiday, very relaxing."

    The owners were lovely the property had everything we needed and we would be happy to recommend it.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0May 2022

  • "We both loved this cottage , the owners very helpful, thought of everything , ..."

    We both loved this cottage , the owners very helpful, thought of everything , amazing views , would recommend it to friends and revisit if in area again

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2022

  • "Really lovely cottage in stunning surroundings on owner's farm."

    Well equipped, warm, clean and peaceful.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in wonderful setting."

    Didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay."

    Booked very last minute but the owners were very accommodating. The living area is compact but perfect for what we needed, for 2 of us plus our 3 month old baby and we found the bedroom spacious, even with a cot. Very well equipped throughout and it made such a difference to have the little things included like hand wash, alongside the bonus of fresh milk when we arrived and flowers on the table. It's clear that the owners take pride in their cottage and we would recommend to anyone wanting a break to North Wales. The location was also good, not far to drive either into the heart of Snowdonia or to the gorgeous sandy beaches. Would definitely book again in future.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Mar 2022

  • "A really lovely cozy place to stay that is in a perfect location to explore the national park."

    The hosts were friendly and welcoming, would love to stay again!

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Feb 2022

  • "The views from the property are out of this world , the owners are so helpful , ..."

    The views from the property are out of this world , the owners are so helpful , the house has everything you need and more , thank you so much making our trip to wales amazing :-)

    Reviewed by Johanna5.0Nov 2021

  • "Absolutely perfect"

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful little cottage with everything you need for a home from home break away."

    Perfect location to wonderful spots and attractions.

    Reviewed by Jody5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you may need."

    Cosy, comfortable and beautiful surroundings. Can’t recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage; very high standard of decoration and furnishing made staying here a pleasure."

    Excellent equipment for cooking and shower room. Hosts very welcoming and friendly, we appreciated the 'welcome tray'.

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Jun 2021

  • "The location was difficult to find but what a find!"


    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Relaxing peaceful tranquil surroundings."

    Great walks, scenery and the fresh air. Very welcoming from our hosts, Bethan and Gwion.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2021

  • "Comfortable, clean and well maintained cottage."

    Beautiful views.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2021

  • "It’s a beautiful cottage off the beaten track but so peaceful."

    Really good area for walking and the beach. What a very helpful couple and 3 lovely children. We thoroughly enjoyed it well worth a visit

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Spotlessly clean & everything you could wish for. We will be back. Can not fault the cottage and quality at all. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2021

  • "Cottage is in a lovely location."

    It has everything you need and is very well decorated and clean. Bethan and Gwion very friendly hosts. Will use again if in the area.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2020

  • "Though they couldn't show us round the property , when we arrived the lady came and introduced herself & was friendly & said if we needed anything to call them on the phone."

    My husband asked her husband about golf courses nearby & he went & printed them of for him. The cottage itself was fantastic with everything you needed , except in the main bedroom , there's a mirror on the chest if drawers but the lights behind you , so a lamp would be really helpful when you want to do your hair or make-up & a little stool would be helpful as if you stand you can't see in the mirror so you have to kneel on the floor which is uncomfortable. Apart from that everything was perfect. The views from the cottage were amazing. We had a very enjoyable holiday & would love to go back sometime.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely comfortable, extremely well furnished, well equipped cottage in a perfect location for exploring North Wales."

    Bethan and Gwion are lovely hosts, there for us if we needed anything.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is a perfect base for exploring and was very clean and comfortable."

    Excellent location for mountain biking, Zip World and the beach. Would love to return for another visit as we still have lots to see and do.

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Jul 2020

  • "Cottage is in a fantastic location, nice and clean and lovely and warm"

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable and well appointed."

    We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Feb 2020

  • "A lovely little cottage, very clean and well appointed with friendly hosts."

    We really appreciated the welcome platter. A great base from which to explore wales with country walking from the door, world class mountain biking 10 minutes away and snowdon close by. We are already talking about coming back and have recommended the cottage to friends and family. This cottage was a level above other rental cottages we stayed in on our tour of the UK.

    Reviewed by Alastair5.0Oct 2019

  • "As less active 'seniors' we didn't have an activity holiday in the sense of walking and cycling but visited many places of beauty and interest and thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Our expectations were high and were certainly met. The cottage is really cosy and on a clear day has beautiful views from outside. The situation is in a lovely quiet position at the end of a farm track, high above public roads; the most kind and generous owners gave us a great welcome and send off.

    Reviewed by Pamela J5.0Oct 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here."

    Would highly recommend this cottage as base to explore Snowdonia and North Wales. The cottage was spotless and catered for all our needs and wouldn't hesitate to return when we next explore the region.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Sep 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay in this beautiful cottage."

    Very clean and cosy, would highly recommend .

    Reviewed by Avril5.0Sep 2019

  • "Really lovely cottage with everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    Bethan and Gwion were great hosts and on hand if we had any problems (we didn’t!). The location is very beautiful and very convenient for all Snowdonia attractions. Can’t wait to book again soon.

    Reviewed by Al5.0Aug 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Utility
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge and slimline dishwasher with a freezer and washer/dryer in the utility, Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front enclosed large patio area with seating and shared lawn to the rear
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 4.2 miles, supermarket 9.4 miles
  • Please note: Property sleeps a maximum of 3 adults and 1 infant only.

The property

This lovely semi-detached cottage adjoins the owner's home and is set on a working farm, situated high above the village of Trawsfynydd in the Snowdonia National Park.

The property dates back to the 1600s, but has undergone a superb transformation to provide quality accommodation for a small family or couple.

As you approach the property, you’ll know you’ve made the right choice as you see glorious countryside views in the distance.

The open-plan living area is comprised of a well-equipped kitchen area, where you can prepare those hearty feasts with ease, a dining area where you can enjoy what you have prepared, before retiring to the sofa with the Smart TV providing vast entertainment choices.

Just off the side is a utility room with washer/dryer, useful if your walks or biking trails take you off on a muddier route.

Upstairs comprises of two well-presented bedrooms, including a double and single room, both of which are furnished with oak furniture and soft cotton sheets.

Outside to the rear is a small lawned area, while to the front there is seating area where you can enjoy an early morning cuppa whilst taking in the picturesque view.

From the cottage a myriad of walks and outdoor pursuits are available; 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 lakeside café.

The cottage is also ideally situated for the renowned Coed-y-Brenin Forest with its famous mountain biking trails.

Enjoy beautiful hill and mountain scenery, fishing in Traws Lake and the beautiful beaches at Porthmadog, Harlech and Barmouth.To explore more of what Wales has to offer, head to the coastline and indulge in the sandy beaches, visit the beautiful Portmeirion Italianate Village, or for something a little more exhilarating, then the nearby Blaenau Ffestiniog is home to Zip World Titan, the Zip Caverns and Bounce Below.

This well-appointed cottage is an ideal base for enjoying all the delights that the surrounding area has to offer.

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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.