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Cynefin Bach

Llandecwyn, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1008800)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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  • Mr Bazely

    “Cynefin Bach was a lovely mix of rustic with modern but with the added bonus of a beautiful and very private garden where, if you invest in some bird food, you get to see a variety of birds including woodpeckers.”

    The property had everything you could want for an enjoyable holiday. ...

    The property had everything you could want for an enjoyable holiday. The property is also central to many tourist attractions including beautiful sandy Harlech beach, Porthmadog which had lots of gift shops, a great ice-cream shop, cafes and places to eat and also a Tesco for your everyday shopping. It also has a shop selling the local Purple Moose beers. Portmeirion is just 10 minutes away and both the Hotel Portmeirion and Castell Deudraeth have lovely restaurants serving gorgeous food and both offer you free entry into Portmeirion Village when you have a two/three course meal - the tickets to Portmeirion Village cost £12 - so great value. Castell Deudraeth was our favourite with three courses at just £25. When you take into account entry cost to the village at £12 each, £13 each for a three course meal is great value. Cynefin Bach was also close to Mount Snowdon and Bettws-y-coed, which was great for gift shopping and had a great pizza restaurant called Hangin' Pizzeria. We also took the steam train from Porthmagod to Blaenau-Ffestiniog and travelled first class which was a great experience. A trip to Beaumaris and a boat trip to Puffin Island is also recommended where we saw puffins and a sea lion. The Isle of Anglesey is about an hour away but worth the trip. Bodnant Gardens, part of the National Trust collection, is also worth a visit as is Plas Newydd. The only recommendation we could make to make Cynefin Bach even more comfortable would be a bit more outdoor furniture, eg: some reclining chairs, and some outdoor cushions. In respect of Menai Holidays, our feedback would be that for guests staying more than a week, it would be helpful for them to know in advance when the mid-week clean would be. We had to chase Menai Holidays to find this out, thinking it would be the Friday changeover day, only for them to then leave it to the housekeeper to get back to us with no follow-up from Menai Holidays. In the end, having stayed in all day on the Friday and because we didn't want anyone coming into the property when we were out, we ended up changing the sheets and towels ourselves and running the hoover around. This was not the fault of the housekeeper or Cynefin Bach but Menai Holidays for not advising us of this in the first place or following up our query when we raised it.

The property

This beautiful stone holiday cottage near Harlech is set in the hills above the River Dwyryd with the most stunning views down the estuary to the enchanting Italianate village of Portmeirion.

The cottage is full of character with vaulted beamed ceilings, wattle and daub walls, quarry tile flooring and an impressive stone fireplace.

The cottage has been modernised sympathetically with clean colours and cosy furnishings, it’s the perfect mix of old and new. "Wow!

As soon as you arrive and look out at those views, you will feel your stresses melt away!" Stepping right out of the door you can join footpaths that take you into the hills with panoramic views of the mountains, including Snowdon.

Or why not head down to the Wales Coastal Path where you could walk to the historic village of Harlech to visit the Castle and have a spot of lunch and enjoy the miles of sandy beach.

The other direction will take you past the iconic Portmeirion to the bustling harbour town of Porthmadog with its wide selection of shops and cafes. Please note that this cottage is not available to let in Low Peak and Peak weeks.

However, if you like this cottage but think you'd like to bring the rest of the family or friends, then why not have a look at Cynefin where, with the addition of a garden annexe, it can sleep a further 6 people.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • 1 x large shower room waterfall shower, loo, towel radiator and hand basin
  • 1 x ensuite bathroom with handheld shower attachment over the bath, loo, towel radiator and hand basin
  • Sitting / dining room with woodburning stove, and TV with basic Sky package
  • Kitchen
  • Snug with a TV and DVD player
  • Sun room.
  • Woodburning stove, and TV with basic Sky package
  • TV and DVD player
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Wifi
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Underfloor Heating
  • BBQ Area
  • Travel Cot, High chair
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • 15 minute drive to amenities
  • Around an acre of enclosed gardens to enjoy
  • Note: due to the pond, please ensure that children are supervised in the garden at all times.

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

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About the location


Harlech 5 miles; Porthmadog 5 miles.

Llandecwyn is a scattered rural hamlet in North Wales, which stands amidst farmland, hills with lakes and mountains, which are all perfect for scenic walks and mountain biking. Llandecwyn is set on the National Cycle Route 8, plus birdwatching can be enjoyed on the red kite waymarked trail, which passes through the hamlet. There are also birdwatching opportunities along the coast and at the RSPB Osprey project, which is nearby. Only 5 miles away is historic Harlech, which is situated in a magnificent position between the mountains and the sea. Harlech is dominated by its majestic 13th century castle, which enjoys World Heritage status. The town is very popular with golfers, who come to enjoy the famous Royal St. David's course, whilst the beautiful 6 mile long sandy beach is wonderful for family fun and long walks. Harlech offers an excellent variety of amenities including some good quality restaurants and a leisure centre, whilst the whole of the Snowdonia National Park, together with the sandy beaches of Cardigan Bay, are all within easy reach. Other attractions in the area include the Ffestiniog Railway and Welsh Highland Light Railway, the secluded beaches at Borth y Guest and the Black Rock sands and the Italianate village of Portmeirion. A really beautiful part of North Wales.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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