- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
“What an amazing location!”
You would struggle to find anywhere more peaceful and secluded. The board games were a welcome find too! :) Kathy was amazing and really helped us - even with a massive cake for the family to eat from her tea shop. Some amazing, breathtaking scenery - even when it rained it was the most beautiful place. You can really be at one with nature but till have lots of things to see and do right on your doorstep! We couldn’t have asked for any more! Thank you Saron.
“I think Sykes needs to review this property.”
I believe it used to be on the Menai books and now transferred to Sykes. If you haven't already visited you should! The photograph of the living area is completely misleading. The place needs a lot of TLC to improve it. We found loads of cobwebs, spiders, creepy crawlies. The place smells of damp and there was a leak when it was raining over the kitchen bin. The sofa which looks a lovely pink colour in the photos (it isn't really that colour) is broken (it was noted in a book in the kitchen drawer in June 2018 by a previous guest), the clothes airer is broken. The cups, glasses and cooking utensils aren't clean. The kitchen needs updating or at least cleaning. Upstairs was better and the main bedroom was light and a nice space. The twin bedded room is large. What a pity a shower couldn't be installed upstairs. The shower and bath are downstairs between the front porch and the living room, and this is okay I suppose but it would be much better to have an en-suite upstairs... and there seems to be plenty of room for at least a shower cubicle. Overall, this could be an amazing property but it feels like it's unloved and falling into disrepair. It is far too expensive for what you get (and we had a slight discount for late availability). The pews don't work! They smell and the room would benefit greatly from them being removed.
Thank you very much for your feedback. Menai Holiday Cottages are now part of the Sykes family. Saron is a Chapel built in 1888, and as such is an old character property. unfortunately in the summer spiders and other creatures may find their way in. We were unable to find a leak in the kitchen, the sofa has been repaired as there was a slight crack in the framework. The pews and the kitchen are in keeping with the property and the owners have tried to keep as many original features as possible. We realise an upstairs shower would be great but not possible due to space restrictions. Owner relations
“Easy booking system, friendly and helpful staff.”
Good communication and information i.e directions, check in details etc. Loved the little touches in the chapel like fresh flowers and tea and milk etc. Beautiful location, well equipped accomodation. Can't wait to book another holiday as we have lots more exploring still to do!
“Kath the caretaker was so helpful and nothing was too much trouble.”
Everything went well and even the weather was kind.
“Converted chapel very well designed and well equipped.”
Very comfortable and would recommend.
“Ordered arrival meal from Menai kitchen which was very good.”
Should have ordered more meals.
“Property was as described, just what we wanted.”
“A great property in a stunning location but the limited heating should have been flagged up for an early season booking.”
We arrived to no hot water, no heating and a bone cold, unaired property. After 24 hours we had made it cosy but it's not everyone's idea of a holiday to keep a fire going all day.
Peaceful. Comfortable accommodation with everything we needed. The chapel was also conveniently located for all the North Wales highlights.
“My stay was spoiled by a week of poor sleep and a sore back due to the terrible mattress.”
Thank you for your feedback. We have been in touch to find out which bed in the house you were having trouble with so we can let the owner know, so we look forward to hearing back from you. Best wishes. Owner relations
“The house was cold and felt a bit damp when we arrived and it would have been nice to have had it warmed a little.”
The floor trim along the bath is missing and there are damp patches in the bathroom as well as in odd spots in the property. The bathroom needs a makeover. The garden is a little overgrown and the bbq yard looks a bit scruffy. The planters are unkempt. The bottom lock has a sticker saying it is broken and to use the upper lock. This has clearly been the case for some time. It creates a bit of an uncared for first impression. The cost of the rent is high and does not chime with these small but cumulative details. There really needs to be a shower upstairs rather than a toilet, basin and a wardrobe. Otherwise fine.
Hello, I have forwarded your comments on to the owner & caretaker of Saron so they can address any maintenance issues. The description does explain that the shower is in a ground floor bathroom but unfortunately not upstairs, this was due to space restrictions.
We are so pleased to have Saron on our website!
Blessed with heavenly countryside views, this beautiful, recently renovated former chapel is in a rural spot within the Snowdonia National Park.
Yet it is just a short drive to some of North Wales' best attractions.
The owner has carefully restored this lovely holiday house, keeping many of the original features which add to its wonderful charm. "Blessed with heavenly views this former chapel is in a stunningly wild and beautiful location.
A carefully restored property with all the modern day trappings that you would want and need!" From the doorstep, you can take a stroll around Llyn Cwmystradllyn.
This natural lake has been enlarged to form a reservoir and lies in a basin between the wild mountains of Moel Hebog and Moel Ddu. The busy town of Porthmadog is only a short drive away and has everything you will need - shops, supermarkets, cafes, restaurants and pubs.
It's also home to the Welsh Highland Railway and the Italianate village of Portmeirion.
A little further away lie all the attractions of south Snowdonia including Dolgellau, Beddgelert and Ffestiniog, to mention a few.
And on your drive to Saron, look out for a remarkable edifice, originally built as a slate slab mill, which now resembles a ruined monastery - quite a sight!
- Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
- Two bathrooms: 1 x shower, loo and basin, 1 x bath, loo and basin, there is also a dressing room on the first floor with a loo and basin
- Sitting room with wood buring stove.
- Electric Heating included, microwave, electric hob and fan-assisted oven, a separate grill oven, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, flat screen TV, DVD player, woodburning stove, off road parking
- two well behaved dogs welcome
- Shop and pub 6 miles
- Note: There is wifi at this cottage, however speed can be slower than usual at times
- Note: Open tread stairs to first floor
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.
About the location
Cwmystradllyn is a valley in north west Wales lying between Moel Hebog and Moel Ddu in Snowdonia. Has a very tranquil and mysterious feel to it, but also very beautiful. Enjoyed by many a rambler. In the 1800's it was a very busy slate quarry which had a tram going all the way to Porthmadog.
Notes: There are six steps up to front door. Open tread stairs to first floor. Car recommended due to its fairly rural location. There is wifi at this cottage, however speed can be slower than usual at times.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute
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