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Bryn Hyfryd Bach in Llanbedr, Gwynedd

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Bryn Hyfryd Bach description

Holiday home
This delightful property is a pretty, 18th Century cottage situated on a quiet country lane half a mile from the charming village of Llanbedr. Just three miles further down the road is the town of Harlech, putting this wonderful home-from-home in an excellent location for those looking to explore the wooded hillside overlooking beautiful Cardigan Bay. This property comes with a well-equipped kitchen, a cosy sitting room with woodburning stove, as well as lovely views of the sea and a hot tub.

Situated between The Rhinogs - part of the Snowdonia Mountains and the glorious golden beaches of the North Wales coastline is the lovely village of Llanbedr. Close to the swiftly flowing River Artro, this wonderful little settlement boasts a mild climate and exciting array of wildlife and birds including soaring buzzards. There is also a great selection of local shops and an excellent pub. With its 13th Century castle widely regarded as the most impressive built by Edward I in Wales, the nearby town of Harlech is worth visiting. Also popular with golfers, this quaint little destination is famous for the Royal St. David's course as well as a variety of good quality restaurants. For a wider variety of amenities, Barmouth is close by and offers an amazing Panorama Walk as well as a ferry to Fairbourne, a miniature railway and boat trips out to sea so that visitors can try their hand at mackerel fishing.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.


  • Cooker
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • By the sea
  • Near pub
  • Rural location

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Mr Pope
April 2016
Everything was fabulous. The owner's hospitality was brilliant.
Miss Halliwell
July 2016
A lovely cottage and garden, and nice friendly owners. It was a great area for coastal and high level walking.
Miss Gosling
August 2015
A warm and friendly welcome and a clean, comfortable cottage. We had a fantastic week and will definitely book again.
Mrs Lagowski
August 2015
This was a beautiful cottage in an amazing setting. Very peaceful and relaxing.
Mr Lockey
October 2015
The owners were very kind and friendly and the cottage is in a peaceful relaxing position. There is plenty to do and see in the surrounding area with a mainline train station in the village. Scenery is stunning and we hope to return to further explore the area.
Miss Hutchins
June 2015
A beautiful cottage with a beautiful garden in a lovely location, ideal for walking the Wales Coast Path. Being able to use the owners' hot tub was a real bonus. The owners are really friendly hosts. It was so relaxing sitting in the sunny west-facing garden in the evening, watching and listening to the birds.
Mrs Bolster
May 2015
A great location with good local facilities and attractions. A very cosy cottage with great facilities.
Ms Kyle
May 2015
A lovely cottage in a perfect spot with helpful and unobtrusive hosts.
Mrs Locke
April 2015
The owners are very welcoming and helpful, not a bit obtrusive. The cottage was comfortable and well equipped, we enjoyed the wood burner. Its in a very peaceful setting with lovely views.
Ms Scott
April 2015
The cottage is ideally located as a base to explore, there is so much to do locally as well as further afield. The cottage itself is perfect for a couple, it has everything needed for a relaxing holiday for two. The hosts are non invasive but available if you need them; they really want you to have a good holiday and add a bespoke touch which we found made our holiday extra special. The local village is a 5 minute walk and the pubs are welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our weeks holiday and would highly recommend Bryn Hyfryd Bach as the perfect romantic holiday home in a great location.
Mr Williams
February 2015
Excellent location, lovely accommodation and super hosts.
Mr Nash
March 2015
The owners of this property were extremely friendly and very helpful. For any couple that needs time away, my wife and I highly recommend and would like to thank the owners very much for making our stay a very happy one.
Miss Adegbite
December 2014
The scenery was awesome and the owners were really kind. All together, a perfect holiday.
Mr Wright
January 2015
The hosts were excellent, extremely helpful and thoughtful. The use of their hot tub was a great added bonus and made for a great time.
Mrs Shair
August 2014
Our landlords were very welcoming and we had a wonderful time.
Mrs Farquhar
August 2014
The cottage was everything we expected, very quirky and quaint.
Miss Hudson
September 2014
Everything was perfect, the owners are so helpful and we will definately be returning!
Ms Wales
November 2014
Excellent choice all round. Great attention to detail, the perfect getaway.
Mr Todd
August 2014
We had a fabulous week here enhanced by the glorious weather - but the cottage would be lovely whatever the prevailing weather. The owners greeted us like old friends and were helpful yet discreet. They gave us a few pointers to local sights and walks etc and some hints about shopping which did save time and effort. The cottage is small but very charming and we didn't feel we needed anything bigger so it was perfect for us. The furnishing was exquisite and the the kitchen and bathroom just right. A lovely little garden with the option of the hot tub too made the stay very special for us. We wouldn't hesitate to return and probably will!
Mr Taylor
September 2013
The cottage was lovely, location was fantastic, really peaceful and beautiful. Didn't need to get in the car to go for a walk, could just go out the front door in any direction and just keep on going for miles without bumping into a soul! The owners next door were really friendly, kind and helpful in an unobtrusive way.
Mrs Sawtell
June 2014
This was a delightful cottage in a wonderful location. It was very quiet with lovely walks and stunning scenery on the doorstep, and yet not isolated as it was within a few minutes walk of the main village and pubs, even if the lane was a bit steep! It was also ideally placed to travel to and explore the surrounding area with an extremely welcoming host couple.
Mrs Lawie
June 2013
The property was lovely and very well presented. We particularly enjoyed having use of a small garden and BBQ - the weather was lovely so we were able to make full use.
Miss Rudd
July 2013
Enjoyed the friendly welcome from the owners. The cottage was snug and just right for 2 people. Hardly any passing cars only noise was the birds in the garden which was a pleasure to sit and watch.
Mr Woodroof
September 2012
The cottage has a wondereful home from home feel. It is cosy and comfortable and perfectly placed to explore the outstanding scenery and local attractions. All this and within walking distance of two fantastic pubs! Thanks to the owners for the wonderful welcome and help throughout our stay.
Dr Arrowsmith
October 2012
This was a great little cottage in a quiet secluded location, yet close to restaurants, pubs and other amenities. The owners were most friendly and helpful. We had a wonderful time and would recommend this cottage to anyone wishing to get away for a break.
Mrs Fieldhouse
October 2011
We had a lovely short break in this quaint little cottage. The weather was good and we did lots of walking around the area. The cottage had everything provided for us, even down to shoe polish! The hosts were welcoming and all in all, we had a relaxing and regenerating time!
Mr Leach
August 2011
A quaint cottage, set on a quiet country lane with distant views of the sea. The owners were extremely friendly and made us feel very welcome. The cottage is well situated for walking, cycling and the coast.
Mr Nash
August 2011
House extremely well-prepared with detail touches, such as scones and wine to welcome us and some basic kitchen requirements provided. Owners were welcoming and they were always on hand to help. Their offer of a special meal cooked by them and served in their house next-door for us and our friends was much appreciated and of an excellent standard.
Mrs Wright
July 2011
The cottage was well equipped and very clean. The garden was lovely and it was a very quiet, peaceful and relaxing holiday.
Miss Urzaiz
August 2011
We had a great time in North Wales. Bryn Hyfryd Bach Cottage was beautiful and made our stay very pleasant. We found everything was to very high standards and after our long days exploring, walking and visiting all the wonderful tourist attractions, it was a treat to go back to such comfortable cottage. The owners are very welcoming and accommodating. Highly recommended!
Mr Latham
October 2010
A beautiful location, with hosts who were very helpful.
Mrs Holland
May 2011
A fantastic property, small touches such as wine and chocolate on arrival give a welcoming feel. Lovely garden and everything you could need was available in the cottage.
Mr Zoephel
July 2010
The garden is great for nature lover, especially for an ornithophilo.
Dr Adams
July 2010
Beautiful location with plenty of activities in the area. Very tranquil.
Mr Symonds
October 2010
The people who owned the cottage were great. I hurt my back and could not drive and we had to end our holiday early. They drove us home, 220 miles - unbelievable. Wonderful people.
Mrs Whiteside
April 2010
The property was in a lovely woodland setting and the owners could not do enough for their visitors. Overall the cottage was excellent.
Mrs Callighan
June 2010
The cottage was lovely, as was Wales.
Mrs Crnokrak
July 2010
The setting of the cottage was absolutely idyllic. Beautiful location. Birdlife in abundance and the garden is one you wish you could pocket and bring home. I would not hesitate to recommend or go back. Fantastic holiday!
Mrs Harris
September 2009
The location was perfect for walkers. Quick access to shops pubs.
Mr Long
March 2010
We had a lovely time in the cottage, it was a very relaxing weekend and we would visit again. The owners were helpful, friendly and made us very welcome.
Mr Baxter
September 2009
Lovely owners, willing to help us in any way possible, great scenery, warm welcome, no hassle. Smiles all round!
Mr James
September 2009
The cottage was very comfortable and the back garden was a haven for birds and wildlife. The owners were very friendly - there were chocolates and a bottle of wine on our arrival - very welcoming! And they even baked us a cake for our wedding anniversary (32nd).
Mr Mrs Schuster
June 2009
It was a great pleasure staying there. The owners were very friendly, very warm welcome
Mrs Adderley
June 2009
We enjoyed a lovely holiday in a very pretty, comfortable cottage that is set in beautiful surroundings and a big Thank you to the owners that made our stay so relaxing.
Mr McInnes
April 2009
Lovely property in the most tranquil setting. Out on its own and yet five minutes from the pub and shop in the village. Truly inspiring.
Mr Widginton
April 2009
The cottage dates back a long way and has been well restored. The shared garden was superb and we sat in it for the 3 days of sunny weather that we had. Lots of birds in the garden and buzzards and kites overhead. Our hosts in the adjacent cottage were most helpful and friendly.
Mr Weeraratne
March 2009
The cottage was great for a quiet weekend, and the area had much to offer in terms of beach, golf and various hikes/walks etc. Overall, the cottage was excellent value for money. Great location, and great hosts too!
Ms Dickson
March 2009
The lovely welcome from the owners, fresh flowers wine and chocs on the pillow. The bed was very comfortable we loved the log fire garden. A good location and the standard was excellent with everything we needed.
Mrs Fielden
February 2009
The owners go that extra mile to make you welcome. Excellent, the best hosts we have had in a rented cottage. Fantastic to sit in window in the bedroom watching birds and sea.
Mr Weller
October 2008
The owners couldn't have been more friendly or helpful, they even left a welcoming bottle of wine and chocolates. The area was quiet and beautiful and the cottage lovely, making this the perfect base for touring the Snowdonia National Park. The owners really are to be commended!
Mr Mrs Cole
October 2008
The owners were extremely friendly and offered to help in any way they could if needed. We were warm in this cottage when the nights were cool as the heating was good.
Mr Davies
October 2008
A most comfortable homely Welsh cottage which gives you the setting and the sheer tranquillity to reflect on the simple joys of life itself.
Ms Hampshire
May 2008
The owners who lived next door were extremely friendly and made us feel very welcome, making sure that we had everything that we needed for our stay. It was also in a good location for walks and days out. A lovely little cottage!
Ms Pendlebury
August 2008
Location, peace and tranquility. Friendliness of owners without being intrusive.
Mr Pountain
September 2008
The owners of the cottage were very friendly and helpful but not intrusive. A lot of thought had been put into the little extras needed. Lovely patio to sit out on which overlooked their beautiful garden. Cottage very clean and well looked after.
Mrs Bostock
May 2008
An absolutely superb cottage, with very friendly owners, without doubt one of the best cottages we've been in.
Mr Mrs Roche
April 2008
Very relaxing place with good access to walks on the beach or countryside.
Mrs Bebb
October 2007
Lovely location. Cottage very cosy and garden delightful. Owners were friendly, helpful people who generously provided a bottle of wine and a welcoming card. Kitchen had all the necessary equipment required for self catering. We really enjoyed our first experience of this type of holiday and will certainly come back for more.
Mrs Allen
September 2007
A very nice setting, pleasant surroundings.
Mrs Tricker
October 2007
Superb cottage. It was lovely to sit out in the garden and listen to the birds.
Mr Blackman
August 2007
Lovely cottage tucked away from the mainstream. Beautiful shared garden.The owners next door were very nice and helpful.
Mrs Arrowsmith
September 2007
A very beautiful and clean cottage. Lovely area. The cottage had everything we needed, it was the best we've stayed in.
Mr Collinson
April 2007
The cottage was very nice and suited two people perfectly. The owners next door were friendly and made us feel very welcome. The location of the cottage was superb for both coast and mountains.
Mrs Cook
May 2007
Lovely cosy cottage, well equipped, beautiful garden. A real home from home and perfect location for sightseeing. Owners really have thought of everything. Lovely people and very welcoming. Would recommend it to anyone.
Mr Harrison
June 2007
Superb garden. Very friendly owners next door.
Mr Ensor
August 2007
The location was great as we wanted somewhere tucked away but with things close by. The cottage was beyond expectations and was extremely clean. The owners next door were friendly without being intrusive.
Dr Paling
May 2006
Beautiful little cottage, very romantic, in a lovely setting.
Mr Parkin
May 2006
We had a warm welcome from the owners, they made us feel at home. The cottage could not have been better and it is ideally situated to explore North Wales and is handy for the coast.
Mrs Metcalfe
August 2006
The cottage was in a beautiful, peaceful location with the proprietors encouraging wildlife into the garden. Absolutely delightful.
Mr Mrs Bailey
August 2006
Despite being in a touristy area, the cottage was secluded and provided peace and quiet. The garden was exceptional.
Mrs Mohr
September 2006
Very friendly and kindly hosts.
Mr Mrs Jenkins
October 2006
Llanbedr is a great base for exploring the beautiful coast and mountains of North Wales. Bryn Hyfryd Bach is a lovely cottage, cosy and well equipped. The village has good amenities (and we were lucky enough to be there for the 1st Llanbedr beer festival!).
Mr Finn
November 2006
Beautiful garden. Great location for walking/bird watching. Close to nature.
Mr Perry
November 2006
The homely touches were excellent. The owners take great care in stocking the cottage with everything you would need for an enjoyable holiday. The cottage and garden were excellent, The owners friendly and informative. Queen Vic Pub - very good food. Surrounding area - scenic.
Mr Butcher
January 2007
The attention to detail given by the owners together with the welcome they gave us given. They even decorated the cottage with Christmas decorations and put a small fibre optic tree up for us and put a bottle of sparkling wine in the fridge!
Mr Willetts
February 2007
Lovely warm welcome by the owners and a bottle of wine waiting for us! Great, peaceful location for exploring the area. A very cosy cottage.
Mrs Salter
March 2007
Lovely setting, friendly owners but not intrusive.
Chris F
December 2014
A brilliant getaway on the North Wales coast. Bryn Hyfryd Bach is on a picturesque, secluded hillside giving you privacy and quiet but there is a shop and garage a short drive away so you don't feel cut off. The butcher at the local SPAR shop is fantastic and you can get most things from there. Visitors should note that there is parking for one car at the cottage and elder/disabled visitors may struggle with the walk back up the hill from the easiest place to leave a second car. The cottage is well appointed and the living room surprisingly roomy (bigger than it looks in the pictures). Wifi is included in the price. The kitchen has a cooker, microwave, toaster and a lot of pots, utensils and crockery for two people. I can be a little tight with two people in there but we managed one cooking while one washed up fairly easily and without arguments! The bedroom has a gorgeous stone feature wall, a very comfortable bed and plenty storage space. Hot water bottles were provided and used on one night, as it can get a little cold up there. The living room has a wood burner to keep warm and with a little 'door management', you can easily warm the whole cottage from it. We didn't need to use the electric heater provided once and it was very cold and windy while we were there. The toilet/shower room has a very modern shower fitted which was always hot and the room has plenty of space to move around in. The owners live in an attached property and were very helpful. I think every review on here mentions Chris and Paddy and they did not disappoint. A truly lovely couple. Use of the hot tub is by appointment as it is at the bottom of their garden and they really go out of the way to make it comfortable for you. They have a little 'games barn' with a wood burner to keep warm while you change and in winter months there is a gazebo over the tub to keep the Welsh weather out. All in all, this was a great break from the rat race and I would happily book again.
April 2011
We had a truely fantastic holiday, the cottage was gorgeous - small but cute and had everything we could possibly have needed; exactly what we were looking for. It did get a bit chilly later at night, but blankets are provided in the living room and an electric heater in the bedroom so it was fine - just remember to pack your slippers! The owners are lovely, they couldnt be more friendly and helpful and were very hospitable. The location is picturesque - beautiful countryside and clean sandy beaches perfect for walks and exploration. The village is very close and an easy walk, there are a few small convenience shops that will sell you what you need and also a couple of nice pubs that serve lovely food. We would love to go back one day.
Mike N
August 2011
We had a lovely peaceful week in an area we know well. Chris and Paddy were extremely welcoming without being intrusive. One evening they cooked and served an excellent meal in their own conservatory next door for us and our friends who live nearby. The cottage is small, and the lounge can seem a bit dark because of the location on the side of a wooded hill, but it is more than adequate for a couple. It is very well-equipped (even down to tooth-picks on the table!) and there were many homely touches such as scones and wine to welcome us on arrival and tea, coffee, cooking oil and even some herbs and spices in the kitchen. The bed was the most comfortable we have found in a rental cottage.
September 2011
the owners were helpful and friendly,making us feel very welcome.the cottage was really comfortable and clean.the garden was lovely and was situated in a very quiet area.the village was a short walk away with a couple of shops and pubs. with a decent bus service.we had a lovely relaxing holiday which was very good value for money.
December 2011
Small, but all you need for a couple! Lovely little garden. Owners couldn't do enough. Everything supplied - tea, coffee, hot chocolate, scones, butter, jam and cream. Was lovely to come back and make up the fire and settle down after a long day!
December 2011
The cottage was clean & well equipped, The owners lived next door and gave us a warm welcome. They were very helpful. There is so much to do nearby that we struggled to fit it all in - castles, beaches, holiday towns, walks, quaint villages ... The only thing we didn't like was driving up the very narrow, winding lane to the cottage as we worried about meeting someone coming the other way - although we never did.
November 2010
Unfortunately i had a back injury and we had to cut the holiday short. Paddy and Chris were brilliant.I couldn't drive because of my back and they drove us home,240 miles.Wonderful people.
November 2010
My wife and I recently booked and payed for a seven night stay at this cottage but disliked the place so much that we left after only five nights. The accommodation consists of a tiny one room wide, two story high cottage which is attached to the owners property and has a connecting door between the cottage and the owners property though which one can clearly hear the owners talking !! The single ground floor room is small and fairly cluttered and is connected to a small bedroom by a set of narrow stairs. At the rear of the cottage are a small kitchen and small shower room with a shower which has no shelf of any sort for placing ones soap or shampoo on. During our stay at this cottage the oven did not work meaning that my wife had to go backwards and forwards to the owners house to use their oven, the cook top was so old that all the markings for the cooking plates had disappeared and we spent ages trying to work out which heating plates were working and at what temperature; the television kept turning its self off; we kept running out of hot water and frequently had to boil a jug to wash up; we experienced quite a lot of noise from the owners property through the connecting door and had to turn the TV up, when it worked, to drowned out the owners conversations. Secondary heating in the cottage is provided by a tiny enclosed wood fire and a bag of tiny pieces of wood can be obtained from the owners. However we tried this tiny fire on one occasion and found that it burnt the tiny pieces of wood very quickly and gave out almost no heat so gave that idea away. Just a pity that the owners do not supply an electric fan heater as that would heat such a small cottage really quickly. We found the cottage bad enough but the access to the place was even worse. In this instance the cottage is accessed by a steep and very narrow, stone wall lined two way but one lane country lane with few passing places. This lane is bad enough but when one arrives at the cottage one is advised by he owners that there is not enough room to turn the car around to drive back down the lane !! To turn around you have to drive much further up this narrow lane, hoping that no one is coming the other way, to look for a farm gate in which one can turn and then drive back to the cottage !! We were also advise by the owners that other guests had damaged their cars when trying to turn their cars around at the cottage. Guess they were trying to avoid the long drive into the hills to look for that farm gate !! We found this part of Wales scenically magnificent but our stay at this cottage was awful. Thank goodness our next S/C cottage was light years ahead of this one and cheaper.
Miss Gurney
March 2016
We particularly liked the safe, cosiness of Bryn Hyfryd Bach. The cottage was fully equipped with essentials and modern (had Netflix and flat screen TV). We had a warm welcome from the owners.
September 2010
The cottage was delightful, wildlife in abundance and quaint and homely. Paddy and Chris the owners enhanced our stay with their company. Birthday cake on my birthday. Perfect location close to Shell Island and Barmouth. Wonderful scenic drives in the location. Highly recommend and can't wait to go back.
September 2010
I know this area from holidaying when I was a child and it is unchanged over the last 30 years. The cottage is really quaint but very well equipped and it forms a fantastic base for an activity holiday. Cycle route 8 runs past the front door, but be warned, the roads are steep and challenging. There is easy access to other great days out such as the cycle trail along the Mawddach Estuary from Barmouth, walks around Llandanwg Beach or the Rhinog Hills, or a trip to climb Snowdon. There are good amenities in the village with pubs, a restaurant and small convenience stores. The hosts are very friendly and helpful but unobtrusive. An excellent break!
December 2009
The owners were great - not intrusive, but there if necessary - the cottage and garden are gorgeous with everything necessary to make it a wonderful stay - perhaps a little settee would be more comfortable than two chairs, but that is all I can think of - the only thing that could be a problem for some people is the lane to the cottage which is very steep
December 2009
A tidey little cottage with great veiws. the owners live next door and could not be more friendly.The food at the local pub is of a high quality,and its not far to walk.It is however a steep return trip. I enjoyed my stay and would recomend this venue to any couple.
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