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Ddol Helyg Barn

Ddol Helyg Barn, Llanrug, Gwynedd

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 14

Pricing From: £586.00

This luxurious property comes with five en suite bedrooms – each of which has its own television – and a large lounge with a wood-burning stove and is surrounded by rolling countryside and stunning views.

Situated in the grounds of the owner’s 30-acre livery yard is this elegant stone-built barn conversion which comes with eco-friendly solar-powered under floor heating. A comfortable, spacious and airy property, this extensive conversion is able to accommodate up to 14 people. Superbly appointed throughout, the property combines modern elegance with original features blended seamlessly throughout. There is also a patio garden area, ensuring that visitors can make the most of the warm summer days outside. The onsite Piggery Pottery Workshop provides a fun way to be creative, whilst the whole of the Snowdonia National Park is available from the doorstep. There are a number of great castles in the area, as well as a variety of stunning beaches making this an incredibly diverse spot.


Fantastic will come again
Incredible place, friendly welcome and the kids loved the on site Piggery Pottery. Spacious, all bedrooms had on-suit bathrooms, highly recpmended

Do not stay here
Upon arriving things looked fantastic but once we settled in we noticed a few issues. Living room 1. The setters in the lounge were so flat that the owner has stuffed thick mad boards underneath which makes the setters ridiculously uncomfortable. 2. The dirt under the setters was disgusting clearly never been moved. 3. The sky did not work and no instructions left. 4. There is a water stain in the living room next to the sky light i noticed this was reported in 2013 but has still not been resolved. Downstairs bedrooms 1. The bedding was so filthy we had to strip the beds on the first night. 2. The amount of dirt on the floors and under draws was disgusting. 3. The bathroom in the downstairs double was so badly moulded on the ceiling above the shower i dont know how the ceiling is still up. Bedrooms upstairs 1. The bathroom in the bedroom above the living room area are full of extreme mould. 2. The large bedroom the ensuite was filthy. 3. The two sofa beds were at breaking point and one actually collapsed. 4. The cot upstairs is unfit for any child out of the 11 women that went we are 10 are parents and would never put our children in it. Kitchen 1. Cupboards are literally falling off their hinges 2. Fridges were filthy 3. Draws were falling off their runners. 4. Glassware chipped excessively From pictures and past reviews you would think this house was rectified all looks well on the outside. Unfortunately we will not be returning and will be asking for our money back. We will also be reporting the disgusting and hazardous conditions of this house.

Very disappointing...
Unfortunately the property was filthy! There were cobwebs and spiders attaching lamps to walls and ceilings in all rooms. It clearly hadn't been swept or hoovered as he floor was covered in dark grey dog hair. The upstairs bathroom adjoining the bedroom with sofa bed leaked into the lounge rendering it unusable.. this was reported on trip advisor in 2014 but was still doing this last week! The bathrooms and showers especially had hair and mould in them and the bedding was awful. The duvets didn't fit the duvet covers so they were continually becoming tangled. The property was advertised as having wifi which it did but this was shared with the adjoining pottery business meaning it was inaccessible. There was no information at all in the property regarding the local area, property details or comments/guest book from previous visitors. The house was also situated on an extrealmy busy and noisy road which is not stated in the details. We are very disappointed and feel for the money we paid not even basic cleanliness expectations were met.
Samantha P

Fantastic place and welcome
A group of 10 female friends had the barn for the weekend and we had a marvelous time. We were welcomed with welsh cakes an bara brith, tea coffee and fresh flowers! The barn is laid out well with plenty of places for wet coats, walking boots and a comfortable lounge for a large group. We really enjoyed our stay, thank you very much.
shelley K

Brilliant Barbara's barn for a beautiful birthday bash
14 of us congregated to celebrate my mum's 60th. We couldn't have asked for a better place to stay. The barn was perfect for us: tons of space, well equipped and a great location between Llanberis for Snowdon and Canaerfon for castles and cream teas :) However, what really made our stay was our host, Barbara. Thank you Barbara for being so kind, thoughtful and funny! Our kids adored you...and the rest of us thought you're pretty great too. Barbara runs the barn, farmhouse, livery and a wonderful pottery cafe 'Piggery Pottery'...as well as painting really beautiful and distinctive paintings in her 'spare time'! We had great fun throwing a pot on Barbara's potter's wheel, and also painting keepsakes which will be a lovely reminder of a perfect holiday. This was such an unexpected bonus when our Great British weather wasn't so great. Can't recommend this highly enough for families and big groups.
Laura N



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
High Chair


Double Beds

Twin Beds


Underfloor heating throughout powered by both solar panels & auto feed woodburning system, woodburner in sitting room
2 x electric range style ovens, electric hob, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer in nearby workshop shared with owner, dishwasher, flat screen TV, basic Sky, DVD, 5 x colour TVs
Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner included in rent
Bed linen & towels included in rent
Cot, highchair & stairgate available
Off road parking for 4 cars in Pottery car park near barn (can load & unload outside barn)
Bike storage
Enclosed garden with patio area, furniture & BBQ
Use of other grassed areas on site
Two well-behaved pets welcome
Sorry no smoking
Shop 10 mins walk, pub 4 mins walk
Please note: This property is suitable for a maximum of 14

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Crug Farm Walled Garden - 2.7 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

National Slate Museum - 3 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Dolbadarn Castle - 3.2 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Segontium Roman Fort - 3.3 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Vaynol - 4 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Caernarfon Town Walls - 4.2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Caernarfon Castle - 4.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Plas Newydd - 4.4 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Bryn Celli Ddu - 5 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Caer Leb - 5.2 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

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