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Ffrwdd Galed Uchaf

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Tregarth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "We have had the best time there and everything was just perfect!"

    ! Kitchen was fully stocked up, bathroom clean and so powerful. We couldn't fault it!! If we were to come ( which we are planning ;>) we would love to stay there again. Price was fab too!! So thank you very much xx

    Reviewed by Pavla5.0May 2024

  • "The cottage was beautiful and in a peaceful village location with great road connections to Anglesey, Snowdon and beyond."

    It is decorated to an exceptional standard, spotlessly clean with a fully equipt kitchen. We did struggle to use the oven without instructions and ended up with grilled pizza which wasn't great but this could easily be overcome if instructions were made available in the welcome pack. Personally, I found the pillows on the bed to be quite flat and had to grab extra off of another bed and my partner found the bath towels to be too small at 6ft. But overall no major issues and we would happily return tomorrow if we could! Thank you for having us.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Mar 2024

  • "A lovely stay at a well-kept, clean, and authentic Welsh cottage."

    You can see the attention to detail in every room, from the skylights in the upper bedrooms to maximise the countryside-moonlight, to an abundance of logs and firefighters in the basket ready to welcome you. There is one bathroom which branches off the living area, however we didn’t find this to be too much of a fuss and surely is a logistical choice due to the history of the building. The cottage sits on a suburban street however is as quiet as if it were on its own, and is driving distance (10mins) to one of the biggest Tesco’s we’ve ever seen, slightly north. The back garden is kept incredibly neat and tidy, with a picnic bench for morning hot drinks and breakfast to be enjoyed as you overlook the forest. The two bedrooms upstairs have double beds and lots of space, and the downstairs single bed is big enough for one guest. All have wardrobes. A few improvements or amendments for suggested future guest experiences: the freezer inside was mostly out of use due to ice build-up. The log burner was full of ash when we arrived, which is just a little inconvenience that we didn’t expect after a long drive. The TV is placed awkwardly so it doesn’t service the entire rooms furniture; an adjustable wall mount would fix this. There’s a lot of pressure to save energy, which is understandable from a personal standpoint and for the environment, however as a paying guest, it doesn’t have as much charm. It became apparent, whilst waiting for the heating to kick in, that all of the radiators were set to zero. Again, not the end of the world, but another fiddly task that you don’t really want to after a long journey. We were encouraged to tidy up after ourselves and leave the place as we found it, however no materials to do so with, so we had to make do. The same with the washing machine advertised; a simple washing tablet or two for the stay would be a nice touch as guests looking to find a home from home for a weekend. Overall, a building you can’t fault in an idyllic location; a few minor changes would elevate the cottage from a 4.9 to a 5/5.

    Reviewed by Brandon4.7Oct 2023

  • "This cottage is lovely the best thing is it’s absolutely quiet the majority of ..."

    This cottage is lovely the best thing is it’s absolutely quiet the majority of the time with just a few cars passing plus it’s in a great location to all the things we needed to do we had a faultless stay

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was wonderful, well decorated with lots of amenities and well situated though transport is required from the cottage."

    Very quiet and tranquil which helped us relax particularly in the evening’s. While there our television broke but the owners had it replaced within the hour, really great customer care and service. Only minor issue was bathroom door wouldn’t lock and we had brought my In-laws so the rule was, don’t try the door if the light switch was down. Had it just been us three I wouldn’t even mention the lock but as we were sharing we had to come up with a plan. Wonderful stay, will happily return in the future.

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful property."

    I have never stayed at a holiday cottage that has been so spotlessly clean. The owners had provided everything we could have thought of needing and more. The gentleman we called for the key arrangements was really friendly and helpful. I would totally recommend this cottage and won't hesitate to book again if we are returning to the area. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2023

  • "Positive: We loved the finish to the property, the kitchen and the shower were fantastic and we believed done to a high standard."

    The garden was brilliant and our 2 year old loved running around. The owners were great with their communication and very accommodating. Negative: The mattresses were not comfortable and we struggled to get a consistent night sleeps. The sofas feel like they're becoming flat after use. The dining area whilst nice, lacked cushions and you wouldn't want to sit at for extended periods of time.

    Reviewed by Ben4.4Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and well equipped, it also has a lovely sitting out area and is situation allows easy access to the surrounding area."

    We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2023

  • "This cottage was really well equipped, spotlessly clean and in a fabulous location, close to many attractions so being a great base for us."

    Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0May 2023

  • "Once again, myself and my sister had a most enjoyable holiday in the most luxurious cottage."

    The perfect location and the most beautiful scenery that North Wales has to offer. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful property, the only thing that put me off was the building at the back, ruins your view however this is out of your control."

    Lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Apr 2023

  • "Cottage beautifully decorated and very clean, comfortable beds and a nice place to relax if weather is not very good."

    Just extra toilet rolls as one is not enough for a family who stays a week in your cottage. otherwise a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage and perfect location for exploring so many beautiful places in North Wales."

    Cottage was very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed for our stay. Would definitely book again!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2023

  • "Good place to stay ."

    The house was tidy . Warm and welcoming . Close to touristic attractions. . Close to facilities.

    Reviewed by Mihai3.8Dec 2022

  • "A beautiful cosy cottage situated in the most stunning part of Snowdonia."

    I highly recommend this property and the owner's excel themselves for your comfort and happiness.Because myself and my sister love North Wales so much, we have stayed at Ffrwrd Galed 4 times this year!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Dec 2022

  • "As always, we had a lovely holiday in the beautiful cottage - It is such a pleasure to stay here - the scenery is absolutely stunning and out of this world."

    Needless to say, we will be coming back to drink in more of North Wales's natural beauty. Thank you very much.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage a home from home and accessible and helpful owner."

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2022

  • "Yet another wonderful holiday at this beautiful cottage in stunning North Wales."

    Mr and Mrs Owen are such a lovely couple and it is such a pleasure to know them ! We are going back again next month (can't wait), and we have already booked for next year !! Most highly recommended

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at your cottage very cosy and traditional with all the home comforts weather was amazing and the area was perfect for what we were looking for 5 minutes drive from zip world Quarry…."

    .thank you so much for letting us rent your cottage…..David Paula Ruby and Lola

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2022

  • "This was a really comfortable cottage to stay in (emphasis on really!"

    ), it was aesthetically pleasing and we found it easy enough to get to everything we had booked to do during our stay. The children loved the garden but we didn’t feel the layout was particularly child friendly (for a 3 year old) as there was a large step/ledge onto slates. We had a few minor issues including; the gate that lead from the garden to the drive/road didn’t lock (or stay closed), between the drive and the garden there was another partial fence we felt could have done with a gate to secure the garden too. Also there were no baking trays to cook on ( we bought some and left them there for future guests :) ) and there was food left in the freezer from a previous guest. Overall we had a really lovely time as it was a very comfortable and homely base to come back to after our days out!

    Reviewed by Emma4.1Jul 2022

  • "Excellent property in a very good location."

    Short drive to lots of attractions. Very comfortable and homely cottage with great facilities. A very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great place to stay, we did everything we wanted to do and seen some wonderful parts of Wales that we have not explored before."

    Reviewed by Dawn3.8Jun 2022

  • "Very clean, warm and comfortable."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would stay again. Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4May 2022

  • "My sister and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage - it was very cosy and comfortable and we will be going back there again in September - we are looking forward to it already - The owners Mr and Mrs Owen are extremely friendly and helpful and it was a pleasure to meet them."

    Sue and Diana

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2022

  • "This was the best location of the three cottages we have had in Snowdonia."

    The property has been finished to a very high standard.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing, exceeded expectations thank you so much for making this picture perfect cottage available for us to make memories."

    Highly recommend, great location for getting out and about in the beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was very nice, very clean & comfortable."

    I’ve had 2 holiday cottages for 19 years so I’m quite fussy. The only thing I would say is I’ve not been to a property that doesn’t have a bottle of toilet cleaner.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Cosy, clean and well equipped. Great location for snowdonia and all the things to do in the area.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage was immaculate."

    Very comfortable sofas and beds, warm and cosy, well-equipped kitchen, plenty of hot water and a brilliant shower. Lovely outdoor space. Excellent location for travelling to Anglesey, Snowdon and surrounding peaks, and the fabulous ZipWorld is just 10 minutes away. Huge Tesco Extra at Bangor less than 15 mins away too. We also enjoyed the attention of the beautiful and very friendly neighbouring cat! A very enjoyable holiday!

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was in a perfect location to explore footpaths and local attractions."

    It was cosy and very clean and had everything you could want was a home from home. Beds were comfortable and the sofas can't fault anything. We will definitely stay there again in the future.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2021

  • "Location is excellent."

    You can easily visit anywhere in north Wales with this cottage as a base.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely old cottage, which has been completely modernised and well equipped, particularly the large walk in shower that's great for getting a young family all clean after a beach day - wow there are some beautiful beaches nearby!"

    Excellent base for exploring North Wales, just a short drive from the expressway going East West and the A5 going North South. Literally our only gripe was the double bed mattress comfort, could feel the springs and bounced quite a bit, at least needs a foam topper perhaps a higher quality mattress. Didn't get in the way of a fantastic holiday though, thank you!

    Reviewed by James4.7Jun 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    It was very comfortable, decorated very nicely and well situated for visiting both Snowdonia national park and Anglesey. We really enjoyed our time there.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Really well situated, lovely little cottage"

    Reviewed by Bradley5.0Apr 2021

  • "It is a lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings, can't fault it at all."

    Reviewed by Juanita5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage,when we arrived we thought that it had just been decorated and we were one of the first to use it(it was so clean) Then reading the visitors book we could see that many couples had been before."

    Covid-19 fears were soon forgotten. Tregarth was the perfect location,most places of interest were close enough(the fantastic Zip wire was only ten minutes away)A pity the local pub was shut and we had to drive or get a taxi to eat out.Small things that couldn't be helped. Thank you Sykes. We had a memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by Larry5.0Sep 2020

  • "Cottage was as described, was even nicer than the listing and super clean."

    Felt extremely Covid safe

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Sep 2020

  • "Cosy cottage in a great location."

    Really clean and tidy which is a comfort in these COVID times.

    Reviewed by Keith4.4Aug 2020

  • "Easy booking, cottage kust as described."

    Everything we needed was at the beautiful cottage, owner replied to any questions we had swiftly. Our first time with Sykes holiday cottages and we will use this company again

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2020

  • "Great location for exploring Snowdonia!"

    The property was lovely, well kept and clean. Perfect for a family of 4.

    Reviewed by Ashraf5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was just as described in the listing - if not better."

    Incredibly comfortable, well equipped and extremely cosy. The communication from the owner was great before, during and after our stay. We couldn't have asked for anymore. We certainly hope to return to this property in the future. Thank you for the wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2020

  • "Very lovely comfortable and warm cottage in a beautiful part of Wales."

    We were welcomed with a christmas tree, bottle of fizz and a tin of cookies, a useful large foil roasting tray and enough kindling and logs for a couple of days fire. Mr. Owen was quick to respond to a couple of issues we had. Would choose to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Dec 2019

  • "Brilliant. Wonderful cottage in a wonderful location."

    Reviewed by Justin5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was very modern and comfortable."

    Ideal for a short stay! Close to snowdonia area and coast.

    Reviewed by Ceri4.4Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was decorated to a high standard."

    It had a lovely cosy feel and was in an ideal location for our needs. The owner was very helpful too with places to eat, Taxi’s etc We would definitely like to return one day

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7Oct 2019

  • "It was a great 4 days - the facilities were fantastic."

    The folder telling your where everything was included places of interest to visit which was great. Would definitely recommend :)

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is well finished and looks like it has only recently been refurbished."

    It has decent internet connectivity which can be an issue in Wales. The washing machine and dryer are an added bonus as not all places have these facilities.A good selection of crockery, glasses and decent plates etc.Excellent shower.Ideally located for things to see and visit in the North of Wales. Good outside area to have breakfast in the sun. The bad bits, the sofas in the cottage pictures are not the ones in the cottage, in fact the living room layout was completely different, I expect to have what is in the property description as that is one of the reasons it was booked in the first place. There is nowhere to put soap, shower gel, shampoo in the shower. The single room where our granddaughter slept is opposite the kitchen and the road is on the other side, the single glazed windows and traditional doors don't stop the noise so it can be a bit of an issue for families trying to get young children to sleep. No brochures or information apart from the brief information in the file. No games in the cupboard or recycling bin under the sink (both in the information pack). The only real bug bear for us was the Property Hand Back Policy, strip all the beds, clean the oven, clean the fridge, empty all the bins, basically clean from top to bottom before you leave at 10 . It doesn't leave a lot of time to get a shower, dressed, breakfast, pack your car etc before 10. You also have to put the bins out the night before, which we did, only for them not to be collected (large bin gets collected every 3 weeks, no idea when next due collection). Most people will clean what they have used so maybe it could be worded less like a list to a cleaning company or put in the booking information so that guests are aware.

    Reviewed by Charlie3.4Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was of the highest specifications."

    The owners should be proud of their achievements providing a cottage we could find no fault with.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2019

  • "We found this a good and clean accommodation, just a few things missing that would of made this a super place I."

    E. Tin opener, proper freezer, toilet brush, potato peeler. These may seem a bit unessential but would have made the holiday a bit more relaxing. But would like to say thank you to the owners for our lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Louise3.8May 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor single and 2 x first floor double
  • Ground floor shower room with a shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Rear lawned garden and patio area with furniture and front slate garden
  • Secure storage sheds for bikes and drying walking clothes
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles and pub 200 yards
  • Note: There are low doorways into the bedrooms (5 ft) and bathroom (5ft 9")
  • Note: Electric car charging is not permitted in this property
  • Note : Monday and Friday are check-in days
  • No Sunday check-in
  • Please note - This property accepts a minimum of 3 nights

The property

Ffrwdd Galed Uchaf is a Grade II listed building situated in Tregarth, Wales.

This is a great choice for those who fancy a rural location where you can enjoy some of Wales' finest locations.

Step into the open-plan living space, with its light decor and welcoming rooms.

Sit on the plush sofas with the warmth emanating from the crackling woodburning stove, and enjoy the benefits of the smart TV and DVD player to catch up on all your favourite shows and films for a family night in.

Move toward the dining area with two benches able to seat five people, and makes for an excellent place to dine together.

The kitchen has a lovely set of contemporary units and worktops, with a selection of appliances to suit your cooking needs.

The ground floor is also home to a single bedroom, and a modern ground floor shower room.

Upstairs you will find a further two double bedrooms.

The bedrooms have been minimally styled, with matching bedside tables and lamps, ideal for some late night reading.

The upstairs bedrooms have sloping ceilings and skylights, giving the rooms an abundance of natural light.

Outside, there is a rear lawned garden and patio area with furniture, a lovely space to sit out and enjoy the morning breeze, while you watch the sun rise.

To the front is an enclosed slate garden area, with off-road parking to the side for up to three cars.

While you stay at Ffrwdd Galed Uchaf, why not indulge in Zip World Penrhyn Quarry, which is 1.2 miles away.

With panoramic stunning views over the slate quarry, you and your little ones can enjoy the 500ft high zip line, and makes for an exciting day out.

Also nearby is Penrhyn Castle, a National Trust castle in the form of a Norman Castle.

It dates back to the 15th century and has an industrial railway museum and a painting collection.

Ffrwdd Galed Uchaf is ideal for a short break or cosy holiday.

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About the location


Bangor 5 miles.

Tregarth is a traditional Welsh village, originating from the slate mining industry but now a friendly village with a traditional pub and active village community centre. The old railway tracks for the mines have been closed and converted into cycle paths as part of the 250-mile Lon Las Cymru network from Cardiff to Holyhead, which winds its way through the Nant Francon Pass alongside the Ogwen river to Llyn Owen. Two miles away is Bethesda, a small town on the River Ogwen in North Wales with a number of shops, chapels and pubs. The coastal city of Bangor is six miles away and is best known for its university. Bangor also has a harbour and is close to the Thomas Telford-designed Menai Suspension Bridge which links the mainland to the Isle of Anglesey. South of Tregarth is the Snowdonia National Park with its stunning mountain walks, breathtaking scenery and many towns and villages. Capel Curig is a popular centre for walking, climbing and mountain biking whilst Llanberis is situated at the foot of Mount Snowdon and is home to the Snowdon Mountain Railway, the National Slate Museum and the High Ropes activity centre.

There low doorways into the bedrooms (5 ft) and bathroom (5ft 9").

Electric car charging is not permitted in this property

Monday and Friday are check-in days.
No Sunday check-in
Please note - This property accepts a minimum of 3 nights

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas