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Nestled in the heart of Snowdonia National Park in the Welsh highlands, the rural cottage of Bodalaw in Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd, is perfectly situated to explore all that North Wales has to offer.

Bodalaw is an early 19th-century, stone-built mid-terrace cottage that makes an ideal holiday resting spot. The countryside cottage retains much of its original character, including a stone inglenook fireplace and multi-fuel stove. The rear patio garden comes fully furnished with a barbeque and affords gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside and mountain views in the distance.

The two-bedroom, one-bathroom cottage comes with broadband WiFi, gas oven and hob, washing machine, and a flat-screen TV with DVD player. A high chair is available upon request, and there’s also ample off-road parking next to the cottage.

Snowdonia National Park makes the perfect backdrop for your Welsh holiday. Explore Tomen y Mur, a Roman military settlement that overlooks the village of Trawsfynydd, or take in the beauty of Llyn Trawsfynydd, a fishing mecca featured in the blockbuster film First Knight.

Nearby Snowdon, at 1,085 metres, is the highest mountain in Wales and houses Zip World, with the world’s fastest zip wire. Spend time along the Welsh coast, less than an hour away, or visit Portmeirion Italianate Village, then return to this idyllic rural cottage and relax for the next day’s adventures.




Good Holiday

Quiet location , very convenient for travelling around North Wales.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Splendid Holiday

An excellent accomodation, could not wish for anything better
first class.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Home from home very relaxing

Easy to find well appointed, helpful information file provided. Thorough enjoyed first trip to Wales
Portmerion and Canarfon Castle a must see

A FlipKey verified reviewer

A very relaxed environment.

The cottage was in a fabulous location, with easy distances to most attractions. The cottage itself was very clean and a very comfortable place to stay; all the facilities you required. My friends and I felt there was no need to install an internet connection, a holiday for us is relaxing and sight-seeing. I say this because a comment left in the guest book stated it would be a better place if there was an internet connection. There are plenty of holiday lets in North Wales area that advertise an internet connection - so do not choose a let that has no interent. I think that is an unfair expense to put on the owners.
I would recommend Sykes Holiday Cottages to all. The whole service was faultless.

R Parker

Enjoyable holiday in lovely surroundings.

Comfortable, well equipped cottage situated in friendly village with countryside views. Excellent position for visiting many different types of places and attractions.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

lovely cottage easy access to places of interest

Lovely clean well equipped cottage.
Good access to Snowdon, Port Merrion, beaches and some lovely local towns/villages.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

A very homely felling as you walk through the door.

Apart from the parking this holiday home was all that you could wish for.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

A fantastic Break

A lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the country, the open fire gives the cottage a homely feel (wood provided) and facilities are excellent. A selection of board games, films and CD's are also available. Contrary to a previous comment, parking was never a problem. Would definately recommend.



This cottage has everything anyone could need on holiday. It was clean tidy and very comfortable. The village is quiet and friendly with a well stocked convenience store practically next door.
Stay here and enjoy your time in north Wales.

Andrew D

Great cottage, great location!

A lovely welcoming cottage with everything you could possibly need for a carefree, relaxing holiday. The village shop almost next door, friendly locals and situated as it is means you can easily explore north, east, south and west. Can definitely recommend it.
Just one tip: if you don't get back to the cottage before the locals get back from work in the evening the parking spaces in the off road bay can be full.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

The cottage was spotless and very homely. The village shop is really good. Everyone very friendly. Very handy location for getting to Dolgellau and the coast. We had a very enjoyable stay.

Mrs Kent

Everything had been done to make our stay perfect. there were nice little touches such as DVD's and CD's. Plus a compass, binoculars and umbrellas supplied for our use.

Mr Miles

Fantastic cottage in an excellent location. It was extremely well equipped and was a pleasure to spend time in it. The property provided an ideal base to explore the Snowdonia National Park and the surrounding coast.

Mr Lee

Great cottage in a great location.

Mr Akinfiiev

Could not fault this property at all, a wonderful cottage. Despite the weather it did not keep us in and we did quite a lot of touring around North and Central Wales.

Mr Graseley

Great location, lovely friendly village and helpful and friendly owners.

Ms Mortimer

Quiet location but handy for main road to visit area easily. Well equipped and clean - helpful brochure of area/eating out etc.

Ms Sowman

Lovely well equipped and clean cottage in a quiet location. In easy reach for main road to explore the Snowdonia National Park and surrounding area. We had a very enjoyable stay.

Mr Brauns

Cottage was lovely, and very good value.

Mrs Birkin

The cottage is a great location for visits in and around the local area with lots to see well within an hour; beaches at Barmouth and Harlech, castles, villages like Bala, Portmerion and Mount Snowdon. The lake near cottage has a lovely walk around it.

Mrs Wright

This was an excellent cottage, better equipped than any other I have stayed in. There was absolutely nothing lacking, it was so clean and comfortable. I was sad to leave and can't wait to go back, I would highly recommend it.

Mrs Dunbabin

The cottage was the best I have ever stayed in. The location was very picturesque. The local pub was very friendly and we met some lovely people.

Mrs McGoohan

The whole deal was good - the scenery, the walking, the pleasant people - especially in the local shops. There were interesting places to visit, we had a smashing time.

Mr Ekins

The cottage was great - well heated and furnished. We wouldn't have chosen another one, as this had everything and plenty of space!

Mr Fox

Cottage in the middle of the village. Good shop and excellent pub near the house. Many good pubs and restaurants in the area. The cottage furnishings were excellent and even cleaned in the middle of stay.


A well equipped cottage - even supplied bowls and bits for the dog.

Mrs Pizey

Location was great. The enclosed garden meant we could safely let our dog out.

Mr Brookes

It was a bonus, that after we had been out walking in such a lovely area, we could return to a cosy, clean cottage where everything you could think of was provided. Highly recommended!

Mr & Mrs Marshalsea

We really like the cottage, it is really clean and it is very comfortable.


We have never had such a delightful rented place to live on our holidays. Fantastic.

Mr Jones

The property was nice and homely. All the villagers were warm and friendly. We would definitely stay there again if we could. The property was clean and well maintained. We felt that good we did not want to leave.

Mrs Jones

This cottage was excellent, everything was catered for. The kitchen was stocked with everything you could need; just perfect! The shop next door was great and everyone In the village we met was incredibly friendly. Would strongly recommend this to friends and relatives. Snowdonia is just beautiful even in the rain!!!

Mr Jewell

Well situated to all the local attractions and beautiful countryside. This is a lovely cottage that is well maintained with everything that you need.

Mrs Preston

We had a really relaxing and enjoyable stay. The Rhinogs are nearby and a beautiful place to walk.

Mrs Davis

The Cottage was a very welcoming, cosy and comfortable home for a week. It was clean and tidy, with everything you would possibly need, even down to a lovely little back garden. I would certainly recommend.

Miss Godwin

The cottage was very homely, with lots of personal touches that made us feel welcome. Loved it.

Mrs Skipper

Lovely well equipped cottage, ideally situated for visiting points of interest. The owners had really thought of everything you could possibly need.

Mrs Christie

The cottage Bodalaw in Trawsfynydd made an excellent base for us. We all really liked the cottage - quite apart from being comfortable and well-equipped, it felt like a house you could live in, and not just one that had been set up as a holiday house.

Mrs Williams