Y Gadlas

Llandrillo near Corwen/Dee Valley -North Wales
Guests: 6       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 2 dogs), fee applies

Y Gadlas

about the property

Fabulous great-value North Wales barn conversion holiday cottage for the family, by far the best holiday cottage near Llandrillo and great for exploring this wonderful country area. A warm Welsh Croeso awaits!

Y Gadlas is a simple, stylish modern barn conversion in a peaceful location with fine views of the Dee Valley. This is one of the most beautiful areas of Wales, and yet one of the easiest regions to access - so ideal for short breaks from England. Stay here to enjoy the un-fussy interior, walk up the Berywn mountains, enjoy the local area, and explore the many pleasures of North Wales. The barn sits on a traditional farm 'clos' (courtyard), with the farmhouse facing away, and with its own private decking area and views. Independent review here and here. See inside this North Wales holiday cottage or see some holiday photos from Y Gadlas.

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Thank you for a lovely relaxing time! The barn was cosy and warm, we appreciated the supply of logs and delicious cake! Had a great stay.

Lisa groves , November 2017

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arrival at
16:00
depart by
10:30
guests
6
7 nights from
£454.00 (based on two staying)
7 nights up to
£700.00 (based on two staying)
pets
pets welcome (max. 2 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double (ground floor), Twin (ground floor), Double

facilities at Y Gadlas

bathroom
bath
internet
wifi broadband available
general
farm or rural location
young children welcome
activities
open fire / woodburner
pub nearby (walkable)
media & technology
television and reception

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in detail

Ground Floor:

  • master double bedroom (kingsize bed) - LCD TV (Freeview) & DVD
  • twin bedroom - LCD TV (Freeview) & DVD
  • bathroom

First Floor:

  • Open-plan lounge/ dining/ kitchen.
    Lounge with - Wi-Fi - LCD TV (Freeview) & DVD, digital radio
    Kitchen with oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, washing machine
  • Double bedroom (kingsize bed) - LCD TV (Freeview) & DVD
  • Bathroom

Outside:

  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Lawn & decking, enclosed for dogs
  • Easy access to several great local footpaths

local area

properties nearby

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£519 to £1,028 for 1 week

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£341 to £725 for 1 week

Pentrefoelas, Betws-y-Coed, Snowdonia, North Wales..
guests 8

£694 to £1,060 for 1 week

Chirk Castle estate, Llangollen, North Wales..
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£293 to £584 for 1 week

Above Llyn Tegid lake in Snowdonia National Park..
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£644 to £1,001 for 1 week

customer reviews for Y Gadlas

Thank you for a lovely relaxing time! The barn was cosy and warm, we appreciated the supply of logs and delicious cake! Had a great stay.

- Lisa groves ,
November 2017

We enjoyed a fabulous few days here. It was perfect for our needs and ticked every box! Ideal for exploring Snowdonia. Property was spotless and owners very approachable and helpful.

- Claire O,
September 2017

Third visit to Y Gadlas, love the cottage, plenty of space and everything you could possibly need is provided. A lovely welcome with cake & other goodies. Pleasant views and plenty of walks straight from the door. Wonderful.

- Joyce white ,
August 2017

Thank you for a brilliant long weekend. Celebrated my sister's 30th birthday like the family holidays we used to habe when we were kids. Great time at Bala lake and Barmouth beach. Lovely cottage and beautiful surroundings. A great setting for all of our games and played skittles on the massive terrace. Thank you for the arrival treats, homemade lemon cake is my favourite! Cottage very clean and lovely inside and the owner was very helpful. Will be visiting again, can we book the sun again though? Amazing weather! Thank you.

- Victoria B,
July 2017

Wonderful welcome in a fantastic location, we would happily spend much more time here. Diolch o galon am y croeso bendigedig.

- Nia P,
April 2017

We had a lovely stay. The weather was perfect and there were plenty of walks from the door. The village has 3 lovely places to eat but book early as they were busy even in April! Our two dogs enjoyed sunbathing on the decking and the enclosed area meant they could potter freely in the garden.

- Jane P,
April 2017

So many good things about Y Gadlas - friendly welcoming hosts, loads of space/books/games, super comfy beds to rest weary mountain legs, a welcome pack like no other (a sight for sore eyes after a long drive), reliable wi-fi, great location for the millions of activities scattered around the region, lots of dog friendly walking right from the back door, a decked area which was perfect for drinking up the big sky above (I counted four shooting stars!) and a cracking fire to cosy up to. The only negative was having to leave - a longer stay next time for sure! Deb Das

- Deb das ,
October 2016

We had a wonderful time at Y Gadlas. There was a great welcome with lots of tasty treats. It's warm and comfortable. The decking is just right for star gazing (and bat watching). It's a lovely quiet location. Highly recommended.

- Senga W,
October 2016

We had a lovely weekend at Y Gadlas - the accommodation was perfect and the location was brilliant! We did some great walks from the door in beautiful hills and even treated ourselves to a meal at Tyddyn Llan. On our arrival, there were all manner of treats waiting for us - what a nice surprise, the seaweed, eggs and local honey were particular favourites! Thanks again, we'll definitely be back.

- Hannah G,
October 2016

Great accommodation - lovely and inviting barn and hosts. Welcome pack was much appreciated and there were plenty of books to read in front of the wood fire on a rainy day. The accommodation was spacious and had everything we needed for a lovely stay! Good peaceful country location and base for many of the activities (kayaking, surf Snowdonia, zip wire, bounce below, white water rafting).We loved it!

- Deehan C,
August 2016

Super week's stay at Y Gadlas. Warm welcome plus wine, jams and cake when we arrived at this lovely converted barn - and plenty of space for us and our 2 teenagers. Scenery is stunning, we mixed local walks with exploration of North Wales castles (membership of Cadw was great buy) and Bounce Below in the slate caverns, then came back to relax by the wood burner with films and board games and to sleep in comfy beds. Lots of local knowledge for planning what to do, and wildlife to enjoy too. A real pleasure, thanks Glenys and Maurice! Looking forward to seeing you again.

- Amy M,
July 2016

A two night stay in Y Gadlas was simply not long enough. We thoroughly enjoyed a trip to Pistyll Rhaeadr waterfalls and Harlech Beach but would have really liked another few days just to take in the views, peace and quiet of the converted barn. I also don't think I have slept in a more comfortable bed! We will definitely be back

- Emma bowen ,
June 2016

Where do we start? The location is fantastic, peaceful yet not too far from basic amenities. This is a lovely part of Wales which is often overlooked. Glenys gave us a very warm and generous welcome and we were so surprised by the welcome treats of cake, honey, wine etc.. all very much appreciated. The cottage itself was perfect, spacious, very well equipped and spotlessly clean. We just wish we had time to do the cottage and surroundings justice, but our short 2 -night break was just too short. We will most definitely have to return. Thank you Glenys, we will be back!

- Sian higginson ,
May 2016

A great break and despite the forecast the weather was good too. A beautiful setting with excellent views of the surrounding countryside. Really good accommodation and superb décor. A very restful location.

- Martin W,
April 2016

We had a wonderful few days at Y Gadlas. The weather was perfect, the owners were welcoming and it was a lovely village with walks from the front door. We spent our time walking, relaxing, reading and drinking wine - it couldn't have been better. We will be recommending Y Gadlas to friends and family. PS thanks for the cake and wine!

- Kate white ,
March 2016

We have enjoyed a relaxing break in this well appointed barn conversion. Set in beautiful countryside with the most fabulous views, it really is a wonderful place to switch off and get away from it all. The weather wasn't particularly kind but we managed to walk out and explore the surrounding area. We would whole heartedly recommend Y Gadlas, thank you for a lovely stay.

- Joanne H,
February 2016

We had an absolutely brilliant anniversary break in this beautifully appointed converted barn. Our welcome from the owners couldn't have been warmer, a lovely cake, bottle of wine and a big basket of logs for the wood-burning stove. In between rain showers. We even managed to do some sketching and drawing on the decked area with its view of the wild countryside. The peace and quiet were wonderfully relaxing. We are already planning our next UTT adventure.

- John W,
February 2016

Hi Glenys, I just wanted to say that we had a great time at the cottage over the weekend. The delicious lemon cake & bottle of Prosecco were a welcome sight on arrival and greatly appreciated. The cottage itself was beautifully presented and had all the home comforts we needed. It was really spacious but really cosy too. We loved honing our log fire skills! The location was great too and we enjoyed some great walks around the Welsh countryside. We'll definitely be coming back in Summer when we can indulge in some sunshine and make more use of the outside decking & bbq! Thanks again Maria & co

- Maria T,
February 2016

Spent Christmas at Y Gadlas on Lechwedd Farm. Lovely bundle of Christmas goodies on arrival and a really pretty Christmas tree. Great space to hang out in, which was just as well given the unceasing rainfall. Excellent hosts who magically appeared but only when needed. Very efficient heating and really easy to use log burner. Short walk into the village to a really friendly pub rounded things off nicely. Atmospherically situated on the side of a hill overlooking the village - fab views across the valley. Thanks to Glenys and Maurice.

- Cathryn thomas ,
January 2016

Fantastic weekend away in a great cottage and amazing location. Enjoyed walking straight from the cottage into beautiful countryside. The cottage is very well laid out, luxurious and has everything you could possibly need - and more! We will definitely be going back.

- David E,
November 2015

A wonderful cottage in a wonderful location. We loved waking up to the views, walking onto the decking and seeing the cows in the fields and watching the stars on an evening too. We were warmly welcomed by the owners and enjoyed all their thoughtful extra touches; especially the lemon drizzle cake. Our 5 year old daughters and our Springer have really loved this holiday. We've walked into the village, collecting leaves on an Autumn walk, walked and played by the lake in Bala and spent a day at the seaside at Barmouth. This is our fourth Under the Thatch holiday and probably one of our most memorable. Thank you

- Anna cooksey ,
October 2015

I came to Y Gadlas for a week's break from caring for my very elderly mother and it was wonderful. I felt cared for myself - which was a huge bonus! The house was warm, comfortable and conveniently laid out, with the best equipped kitchen I've ever seen in a holiday let. When I arrived there were some lovely goodies to welcome me - another lovely surprise. Glenys and her family couldn't have been nicer or more helpful, directing me towards local things which might be of interest. The location is stunning - especially with the glorious autumn colours. I'll definitely be coming to stay again - so diolch o galon Glenys am wyliau more cyfforddus a hapus. [Thank you Glenys for such a comfortable and happy holiday break.]

- Eluned evans ,
October 2015

We really enjoyed our week in this lovely cottage. The cottage was comfortable and thoughtfully designed and in a great location for exploring this beautiful part of Wales - we would certainly recommend it.

- Peter B,
September 2015

This is a lovely house in a beautiful setting. There is plenty to do in the near area. The space is enormous and the bathrooms especially beautiful. Didn't want to leave.

- Kathryn H,
August 2015

Glenys came out to greet us as we arrived and urged us to knock if we required any further information in addition to the comprehensive details provided. Y Gadlas is a very comfortable, spacious converted barn; main living space, modern bathroom and double bedroom upstairs, downstairs are a further two bedrooms, a bathroom and storage cupboard. All are well-equipped, clean and welcoming. Glenys had kindly provided us with a lovely home-made lemon drizzle cake, a bottle of wine and a pint of milk, so kind and much enjoyed. We visited Llandudno, Surf Snowdonia (fantastic new man-made surfing venue where you can just watch for free if you don't feel brave enough to have a go) and had a lovely family afternoon white-water rafting with Llangollen Outdoors - not as scary as it sounds. Y Gadlas is walkable to the village...we were blessed with good weather so were able to have good sightings of the meteor shower due to atmospheric dark skies. All-in-all both a relaxed and exhilarating few days, made all the better by Y Gadlas and genial hosts. Bet the log fire is great in the winter weather!

- Clive M,
August 2015

Without a doubt, this accommodation surpassed all expectations, and my expectations were high! The location was wonderful, nestled in the hillside with superb views of the surrounding countryside. The cleanliness was second to none, and the extra finishing touches (cake and wine) made us feel really special. The owner was lovely and made sure we had everything we needed for our stay. Add to that all of the books, games and details of local walks, we wish we could have stayed longer! Roll on next time :)

- Emma N,
August 2015

My family enjoyed a lovely break at Y Gadlas - booking was quick and easy; the barn was well equipped and comfortable with a great log burner (needed even though height of summer as was very wet!) and easy to reach the highlights of Snowdon.

- Michelle S,
July 2015

A wonderful stay; extremely welcoming owners, and beautiful surroundings! Lucy

- Lucy J,
July 2015

Good place for our family of 3 generations to meet up for a break. The decking area was a great bonus and we were fortunate to have the weather to use it.

- Janet E,
July 2015

A warm welcome to a beautifully converted barn, and a lovely relaxing weekend which included a special lunch (and croquet) at Tyddyn Llan and a day out in Llangollen. Diolch yn fawr iawn am penwythnos ardderchog!

- Su J,
July 2015

A tremendous find. Taken at short notice, we really landed on our feet. A lovely barn conversion at the back of the owner's farmhouse. Very sympathetically converted. The dwelling is so well equipped. There are two bedrooms downstairs and the kitchen and living area are upstairs and warm all the time. The area is in a very rural welsh part of Denbighshire and there are enough walks etc in the vicinity. We can't comment on the local facilities because we didn't use them. We will definitely be returning.

- Dr alun thomas ,
June 2015

Y Gadlas is beautifully presented and in a fabulous location. The owners were very welcoming and so kind to us and our dogs - we had the most delicious lemon drizzle cake waiting for us when we arrived and a bottle of wine in the fridge! The barn is beautifully furnished and very comfortable. We loved our stay and hope to be back soon. Thank you Glenys and Maurice.

- Sarah S,
June 2015

we had a very lovely and comfortable stay at Y Gadlas - it was the middle of winter with snow on the ground but it was super cosy. The cottage is right in the middle of some very beautiful scenery which is full of good walks - we only used the car once to pick up supplies from nearby town of the Bala. We hope to go back!

- Geoff broadway ,
May 2015

Great stay. The cottage is absolutely perfect... nice big airy rooms, great views from the large decking area and a large selection of utensils, games and books! We suspect the owners even purchased a new BBQ just for our arrival having asked if the cottage included one!!! Thank you! Lovely friendly family live opposite who welcomed us as we arrived and couldn't do enough for us if we needed it... oh and a lovely homemade cake also met our arrival... delicious! 10mins walk to the pub and 15min walk to a Michelin star restaurant... it doesn't get much better than that. would definitely visit again!

- Mr m hull ,
May 2015

Had a lovely time - barn is so warm, cosy, very comfortable (beds were fantastic). Kitchen is well equipped and location is wonderful. We felt very welcome and will definitely recommend to people. ~ Jane ,Nathan, Michelle, Scott, Mark, and Buster the dog

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July 2014

Had a lovely time - barn is so warm, cosy, very comfortable (beds were fantastic). Kitchen is well equipped and location is wonderful. We felt very welcome and will definitely recommend to people. ~ Jane ,Nathan, Michelle, Scott, Mark, and Buster the dog

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July 2014

We had a lovely short break - peace and some sunshine, The walking leaflets were really useful. A good village to be based in - a great barn conversion, village shop that sells newspapers and the Dudley Arms with honest pub grub. ~ Maureen, Mark, Tom and Joe, Loughborough

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July 2014

Fantastic place to spend Christmas- wonderful barn conversion in beautiful surroundings. Hosts were so welcoming Enjoyed local walks especially as we could walk from the barn without using the car. ~ Anne and Ed, Cheshire

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July 2014
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