"Ty Gilfach is a true rural idyll. The views are breathtaking, you simply have to look out the window or open the door to feel yourself relax and smile, sitting outside with a cup of coffee and hearing the tinkling water and wind in the trees is such a tonic for the soul coming from London! The bed is a dream to sleep on and Cwm Pennant a stunning part of wales. We will be back if you will let us! "
"A peaceful getaway. Lovely to wake up and the birds and woodpecker. Lots to explore in the area - not enough time to fit it all in!"
"A wonderful place for my birthday surprise. Such a beautiful part of Wales. We'd love to come back in the summer and exploer more."
"Lovely cottage, with great woodburner and peace and quiet. We enjoyed our stay very much with great walks in the valley. Thanks for a lovely stay."
"A fantastic week away from all the hustle and bustle of daily life. Kids absolutely loved all the beaches and the walking. The cottage is everything you could want in a home from home and the Rayburn cooks a wicked roast."
"WOW! What a fantastic, peaceful and tranquil 2 weeks. The walking, the views and the "chilling" means we go home "recharged". the beautiful cottage in its stunning location would be hard to beat. Thank you so much - we hope to return sooner rather than later!"
"Our third visit and despite a few days of heavy rain we still found plenty to see and do. The cottage is a joy to return to and Marie & Ray are always very helpful and extremely considerate."
"Thank you for providing such a comfortable cottage. The bed gave us wonderful nights sleep. The wood burning stove made us cosy in the evenings and we have never seen such amazing star lit skies. Our souls have been fed by the beautiful surroundings."
"What a lovely cottage! We have had a great week here even with typical Bank Holiday weather. Sheep, cows, wind and rain, fluffy towels and a very well equipped cottage. It has all been good and not a whine from the kids."
"We've had a lovely stay in this cottage we were delighted to have sheep greeting us at the gate. The cottage is a lovely oasis of calm. No mobile phone reception has been truly refreshing. The views are magnificent and to wake up to them every morning has been a true treat. Although remote in location the cottage proved to be well located and convenient for sightseeing and walks in North Wales"
"What a delightful setting - I want to take the view home with me! Very comfortable and well appointed cottage - everything we 5 needed and more. The sheep at the door were no trouble - just say the immortal words "Mint Sauce"! and they go away! Thank you very much."
"A delightful hideaway in a very natural environment, flora and fauna superb. Very comfortable and a lovely area for walks with many interests. Hope to return to see the area at a different season. Many thanks, lovely house."
"Serendepity! A marvelous cottage with EVERYTHING we could have possibly needed during our holiday. Breathtaking views, wonderful walks and a calm, peaceful setting far from the madding crowds. With decades in the travel and hospitality industry we are very picky, but Ty Gilfach rated at 10 out of 10. It's Olympic Gold - and the owners created a brilliant getaway atmosphere. The bathrooms even passed Debs critical American review tests! We hope to visit again!"
"Had a lovely week to celebrate Hels birthday. We were blessed with glorious sunshine for most of the week. Had a lovely walk through the bluebells to the waterfall and then up to the top of the hill for a great view of the valley and a dip in the cascades to cool off on our way back down. Hope to come back one day - we are very grateful that we found Gilfach and that it was available at such short notice. Cheers."
"We have really enjoyed our stay in your lovely house - who couldn't enjoy the wonderful views. The boys have been delighted with our sheep visitors and the playroom. Thank you. We do hope to return."
"We would like to thank both Marie & Ray for a wonderful stay in their cottage. The location is sublime but the weather was ridiculous. It has rained constantly. We have all really enjoyed our stay here in your lovely house and we hope to come here again in the future."
"There are not enough words to describe our stay here at "The little retreat house". From the gorgeous location & scenery to the cosy fire and comforters, it was the perfect retreat. What better place to celebrate Queen Elizabeths Diamond jubilee. Thanks for a most wonderful week in NW Wales."
"What a location! Even better than I imagined - truly beautiful surroundings, wonderful house, so much to do ... time just flew but equally feels like we have been here for ever. Wales is a real gem - it seems that around each corner there is yet another wonder to explore or view to gaze at in awe. This spot is one never to forget - it will invite us back. Ray & Marie - thank you for making it available for others to share."
"We are so sad to leave - it was so brilliant a break in every way. We will be back! I've taken 4 cards to spread the word - well done to you for allowing others to totally appreciate the stunning location and luxurious accommodation. I will add comments to Trip Advisor for sure - 10/10! "
"What a perfect week we have spent in a lovely, comfortable home in breathtaking surroundings. A glorious sunny time in this superb part of the country. So many memories of the past (both of us evacuated to different parts of North Wales during WW2!) Many thanks."
"A truly relaxing holiday, great accommodation! All credit to you both!"
"A wonderful week in a beautiful cottage and location. From a lovely welcome from the lambs to the spectacular mountains and beaches we would love to come back soon."
"We have had a lovely break and thank you Ray and Marie for your acts of kindness. They were very much appreciated."
"Lovely house set in pretty countryside with amazing views! Enjoyed the walk to the different waterfalls and seeing the lambs. Really enjoyed our stay and walking up Snowdon even though it was hailstoning! Hope to come again!"
"Warm appropriate house and good facilities. Stunning views and big garden. Great for seeing new born lambs! Fantastic location and it would be our choice to come here again (marks 10!)"
"Lovely house, stunning views and pretty gardens. We saw frogs in the pond, enjoyed walking in the valley and even sunbathed! Yes in March! The toy room much enjoyed by our young daughter."
"Upon arrival at this breathtaking Cottage, we were delighted with beauty and comfort! The fact that the Christmas tree was decorated and the fire is ready to light, and there is complimentary wine really is an added surprise too! Everything you could possibly conceive is catered for - from kitchen, lounge, bathroom to bedrooms, and everything is stylish, comfortable and more importantly welcoming. Waking up in the morning to the magnificent views really is heavenly. All in all, with the tranquility and stunning location this really is a place to unwind, relax and to truly get away from the mundane everyday! Fantastic place to celebrate a truly memorable Christmas! Truly a beautiful Cottage you'll want to visit again and again!"
"A special place of tranquil solitude - perfect! We appreciated the kitchen and wallowed like hibernating mice in the luxurious bed! Batteries charged and ready to greet the winter with definate plans to return. Thank you."
"What a wonderful break. We never expected to experience such fantastic weather at the beginning of November. A lot of thought and care has been put into this beautiful cottage and we have made a booking to return next year.
What higher praise can there be than that!"
"Stunning cottage in a stunning location. Beautifully furnished with a well equipped kitchen. As a keen cook I was in heaven - loved the Rayburn! The weather was kind to us and we took advantage of it and managed a few walks locally, found our way to the waterfall & found the farmer selling eggs. We turned left and walked to the end of the valley - stunning views and saw a buzzard! We plan to return one day."
"Fantastic location and the cottage is so cosy and comfortable. We had a lovely week."
"We have had a great week - lovely house in such a beautiful location. We really appreciated the comfy beds and cosy feel of the house. Thank you!"
"Thank you for letting us spend time in this beautiful home. It was everything that we hoped it would be and more. We very much enjoyed rest and relaxation and the country is so beautiful! I'm hoping we can come here again!"
"Thankyou for an enjoyable visit to Ty Gilfach. The house is lovely inside and out and the surroundings are amazing! :-) The beds were amazingly comfortable, the kitchen well equipped, and the living room perfectly appointed. The location was idyllic with the sound of the stream and the birds/sheep, etc..... We never heard or met our neighbors. We loved it and it went way too fast !"
"We have enjoyed our second visit even more than the first! The cottage is ideally situated and a beautiful relaxing retreat: it really is picture perfect. The weather has been superb allowing us to spend days on the beach, walking along the riverside at Beddgelert and walking up and down Snowdon - spectacular. Many thanks for a fabulous home from home which we will recommend to our friends and family."
"What a location! We loved being so remote. Harlech Castle, Snowdon Railway, swimming in the river, walking along the valley - very cosy cottage."
"We really enjoyed our time in this beatiful part of the world. We loved being in such a remote area seeing such magnificent views every day. The beds are incredibly lovely - like sleeping on clouds! We enjoyed our evening walk to collect eggs from the farmer. Thank you Marie and Ray for allowing us such a wonderful experience - hope to stay again soon."
"Thank you so much for "coming to the rescue" with your beautifull house. We have so enjoyed staying here - the house is so comfortable and welcoming and the views are incredible. We have had some great outings including a lovely day at Portmerion and a glorious day of sunshine on the beach at Harlech. We are already looking forward to a return visit!
p.s. Freddie (3) loved the playroom, specially the sea creatures and Noah's Ark!"
"We have had a perfect week in Wales. The weather has been excellent, the farmhouse has been very comfortable and we have all been very happy indeed!
Loved having the Rayburn to cook on in a well kitted out kitchen. Spent our last morning sunbathing, sketching and pic-nicing in the garden - very relaxing. Also enjoyed a few cycle rides along the valley, stopping for a swim in the river and buying some fresh eggs from the farm.
Marie & Ray have been very kind to us and we all appreciated their beautiful cottage. Our youngest son Rory gives Ty Gilfach 10/10!"
"Fantastic stay with our 8 month old baby. Gorgeous cottage and surroundings. We had a wonderful stay and thank you kindly for sharing your beautiful cottage with us. It was exactly the place we wanted to stay ... comfortable, remote, private and serene. We will certainly recommend your cottage to our friends. "
"Dan loved the beach at Harlech, the Ffestiniog and Lake railways, Caernarfon Castle and the Ice Cream shop opposite. William like climbing up Snowdon, The Ffestiniog Railway and the amazing gifts at the Knight Shop - Conwy. Thomas liked the slate museum and Electric Mountain. We all enjpoyed the breathtalking view, exploring the valley, finding the waterfall and the very comfortable house."
"Such a beautiful place, a perfect retreat! We did lots of walking and exploring, the woods are magical although we couldn't find the footpath to the waterfall - must come back to try again! Can't get enough of the breathtaking views, I'm sure Cwm Pennant and Ty Gilfach will make their way into my future painting! Thank you for providing such a wonderful home from home. All the best Toni & Kim"
"Despite the wind and rain trying to blow us off Snowdon we have had a great weekend. The cottage is lovely - a real oasis of calm and peacefulness. The quality and thoughtfulness is impressive - every time I said " I wonder if there is?" there it was! A smashing place in a lovely setting. Thank you."
"We have had the most enjoyable stay, the Welsh weather was so kind to us making the landscapes even more spectacular! Found lots to see and do but not enough time to do everything - we will have to come back. The cottage had everything we needed and all good quality , a joy to stay here! Ray and Marie are a great couple, making us very welcome. We will return!"
"Fantastic cottage, everything you need with good quality bedding and kitchen stuff! Stayed Mon-Fri - wish we were staying longer. Weather fantastic, walked Snowdon and the kids loved it! Will definately be back."
"We just wanted to tell you how much we enjoyed staying at Ty Gilfach this weekend! The house was incredibly welcoming and it is obvious that you put a lot of time and effort into making it that way. We absolutely loved it and had everything we could have wanted as far as accommodations (especially a comfy bed!.) We hiked Mount Snowdon on Saturday and Sunday explored the waterfall on the property (gorgeous!) and then hit the beach before heading back to London! "
"We've had a wonderful week here and have really enjoyed everything that both North Wales and this house have had to offer. Our first day was spent in glorious sunshine outside with a walk up the hill in the afternoon. We have seen Cardigan bay from the top of the hill and the birth of new lambs and tasted some delicious Bara Brith. It was such a joy to wake up to the spectacular views every morning!
"Really enjoyed our stay here. The spectacular views were fully enjoyed and we were granted gorgeous spring sunshine so set about wondering the hills. The well equipped kitchen was much appreciated! We would love to come back!"
"We came to run the Snowdonia marathon which was a wonderful experience. We were very grateful to have the comfort of Gilfach to relax in afterwards. We've stayed in many places but none have been as lovely as this one. The attention to detail was fantastic - it seemed as though every eventuality had been thought about! Poli loves to cook on holiday and the kitchen had everything he could have needed. We really appreciated the comfy beds and waking up to that view was just magical. We want to come again next year & we'd like to stay here again if you'll have us. It's just perfect! Diolch yn fawr."
"MAGNIFICENT FARMHOUSE, MAGNIFICENT VIEWS!" One can only say 'WOW' when opening the door for the first time! No expense has been spared by the owners - traditional and beautifully contemporary rolled into one! The original traditional oak beams, 3ft walls, wonderful fireplace and stove made us realise we had made the right choice! However the best was yet to come. The views in the morning when we woke up were astounding! No wonder the person who reviewed the cottage next door referred to Cwm Pennant as the 'UK's BEST KEPT SECRET!' For those who have little ones (our daughter is a teenager now) there is a wonderful little playroom just off the lounge. We would have loved it when she was small and so would she. It is winter now but the garden is lovely and the whole property set within 50 acres with its own river. There is no need to leave the valley with wonderful walks from the doorstep but we did venture further afield and visited Black Rock Sands beach, the Ffestiniog railway and Portmeirion. The area has so much to explore. The owners were warm and welcoming and we cannot recommend this holiday farmhouse more highly. We will be back! Thank you "