Ynys Pandy

Garndolbenmaen, Gwynedd

Close to Portmerion an old Welsh farmhouse: the owners live in one part, the rest is for you. Arrive to home-baked cakes, jigsaws and books


4 bedrooms


Sleeps 8


You’re beautifully secluded, here in the hills overlooking Snowdonia. Just tractors, horses, the odd stray sheep – and you can walk to the river with its Pooh Sticks bridge. Tomos’s parents used to live in the long low Welsh farmhouse, then added to it over the years; now he and Brenda live in one part and the rest is for you. Cosily furnished, spotlessly clean, this cottage is ideal for families seeking a home from home – you arrive to a glowing log burner and home-baked Welsh cakes. In the cosy sitting room are jigsaws and books, in the conservatory, space and sunshine. In the kitchen, blue and white crockery in a lovely old pine cupboard; in the scullery, a butler’s sink and room for wet wellies, and on the roof, solar panels. The bathroom – with new white bath, good shower, eco-friendly soaps and candles – is downstairs and bedrooms are up, colourful and furnished with new pine. There’s also a little ‘honesty’ shop. Children will love the bunks, the garden with its climbing frame and swings, the dogs that may befriend yours, the beaches and castles and Portmerion, a 15-minute drive. The visitors’ book is heaped with praise.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
By 10am
Booking restrictions
Dogs welcome downstairs. 6 adults, 2 children, 1 baby in cot.


Nightly price
from £79
Weekly price
from £550
Check owners website for availability. Discounts are available. Short breaks available out of season.
1 House for 8
From £794 bedrooms


Ynys Pandy is an absolute treat. It is in the most beautiful setting, extremely clean and so well equipped. We visited with our kids (1yr and 3yr) and everything was provided - toys, cups, books, cutlery etc, which made such a huge difference to how much we needed to pack! Even the weather was on our side. We'd go back in a heartbeat.

Carys, London

A lovely house in a beautiful location. The owners are charming and very knowledgable about the area. We can wholeheartedly recommend a holiday spent in Ynyspandy.

Maureen, Halesworth suffolk

The house was perfect both to look at and to stay in. The hosts were helpful, hospitable and charming. The house was very well decorated, equipped and very comfortable. It met our needs completely.


Ynys Pandy is a little oasis of peace. Stayed here for a week with two friends. We were made to feel very welcome by Tom & Bren. Extremely clean comfortable and well equipped holiday cottage in beautiful countryside. Home from home. Well worth a visit.


We stayed at Ynys Pandy while attending Festival Number 6 in Portmeirrion and could not have wished for a better respite from all the mud and noise! The cottage was perfectly and tastefully equipped, warm, cosy and quiet; our hosts were always to hand if we needed them, but never obtrusive. An absolutely wonderful stay and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending to others...and I am VERY fussy!! I look forward to visiting again some day.


We have just returned from a glorious week at Ynys Pandy and couldn't have wished for a better equipped cottage (everything to the highest standard) or a more peaceful location. With the sunny weather the conservatory doors were open all day, and the garden with children's swings was perfect. We even watched a small horse show one evening in the field beyond! The downstairs toilet facilities did not cause any problem for our family of seven plus baby. There is plenty to do within a few miles radius, but the immediate vicinity is very pleasant for pottering. We thoroughly recommend it.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Tomos & Brenda Jenkins

  • Walk up Snowdon, or, take the train.
  • Fly a kite in our fields, or, go buggy kiting or surf kiting at Black Rock Sands.
  • Visit Portmeirion and look for the dog's cemetery on the Gwyllt, or, discover secluded beaches and coves.
  • We provide fishing nets and buckets for rock-pooling at Criccieth beach and crab lines for catching crabs from Porthmadog Harbour.
  • Take the Welsh Highland Train from Porthmadog to Beddgelert, hire a bike from Beics Beddgelert, or walk over the footbridge and along the river - try the Fisherman's path - have lunch and take the train back.
  • Explore Cwm Pennant, or climb Craig y Garn or Moel Hebog, all of which can be seen from Ynys Pandy's front door.