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Tyn Llyn

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7 Nights See prices

  • £525  to  £815

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Short Breaks From

  • £85 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £110 p/night
    Peak season
    (4 night min)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    1 Room

  • Min Nights

    4 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs


  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Tyn Llyn

Tyn Lyn is a beautiful retreat where couples and independent adventurers can escape and unwind. It sits in a peaceful spot half a mile from Caerau Gardens or any other neighbours, surrounded by 600 private acres and overlooks the lake where you can enjoy a refreshing dip, go kayaking or take out the boat. Idyllic doesn't even begin to describe this place, which has been lovingly restored by the owners to retain its rustic charm whilst being enhanced in 2021, to add a nice new entrance hall with wood burning sauna and walk-in power shower. There is solar power providing lighting and enabling the charging of mobile devices, as well as WiFi (not good enough for streaming and gaming but should allow guests to do emails), and very little to distract you from the pleasure of listening to the crackle of the wood burner as you chat over a glass of wine or dive into a good book with your hot chocolate.

Caerau Gardens is a beautiful spot a few miles from Bala and the Snowdonia National Park. There are fantastic walks from the door, with lots of opportunity for hill walking, rock climbing and mountain biking. The owner is happy to lend guests mountain bikes, fishing gear and kayaks, as well as provide information on local businesses who hire equipment and provide guided activities for visitors who want to get the most out of their time here.

You could easily spend full, happy days exploring the woods and the area around Tyn Lyn. It feels wonderfully remote and peaceful, with lots of opportunity for spotting birds and other wildlife.

Head out for the day, and within an hour you could be sitting on a beach overlooking Cardigan Bay, wandering through the cobbled lanes of Portmeirion, or taking a trip in a vintage steam train from Porthmadog. The base of Snowdon is less than an hour away, or drive to Llanberis and take the vintage train to the top and save your legs. Closer to the cottage are places like the National White Water Centre, Zip World Fforest and Pistyll Rhaedar waterfall.

Tyn Lyn may be rustic, but that doesn't mean it isn't comfortable. There is something charming about using candles and firelight, while the kitchen is perfectly equipped for self-catering with a gas oven, stove and fridge. If you want frills and fancy things, then this is not the place for you. However, if you yearn for peace and comfort with the chance of feeling like you've escaped the rat race even for just a few days, then you'll love it here.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Toby & Stephanie Hickish joined Independent Cottages in September 2020

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Bike Storage
  • Fishing Onsite
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay
  • Family Activity
  • Off Grid / Remote

Location (Snowdonia)

Accommodation Comprises:

The cottage is a simple two-up, two-down. Thick stone walls and an efficient log burner keeps it toasty warm in winter and pleasantly cool in summer. A wood burning sauna in the new entrance hall is a lovely feature.


  • An extension in 2021 has created a new entrance hall with wood burning sauna and cloakroom with walk-in power shower below the roof space where the resident owl lives!
  • Light the fire and put your feet up with a glass of wine and a good book. There is a two-seater sofa and an armchair, candlesticks and a cosy rug. A solid wood dining table is beside the window so guests can enjoy breakfast with a view.
  • It's not fancy but the kitchen is equipped with everything you need for a self-catering holiday, including a fridge powered by gas.


  • A double bed under the eaves, a thick Welsh blanket and a shelf full of books for bedtime reading - what more do you need?
  • Stretch out in a steaming hot bath filled with water pumped from the lake. The bathroom also has a WC and a handbasin.

Outside: The cottage is fenced to keep curious cows out of the garden, with parking outside. Guests are free to roam the 600 acres, swim or kayak in the lake, and cycle around the trails.

Additional Information: Drinking water, wood and candles are all provided, as are sheets and towels. Short breaks are possible all year round. No smoking or pets. Although there is no washing machine in the cottage, the owner offers the use of laundry facilities at their house. WiFi available to keep in touch with the outside world which should be adequate for email and basic web search but not for streaming or gaming.

Tyn Llyn Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Mon, 3rd Jun 2024 - Wed, 17th Jul 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £170 - £210 | 3 nights: £255 - £295 | 4 nights: £340 - £380 | 5 nights: £425 - £465 | 6 nights: £530 - £550

7 Nights

2 Nights

Thu, 18th Jul 2024 - Tue, 3rd Sep 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £345 - £355 | 4 nights: £460 - £470 | 5 nights: £575 - £585 | 6 nights: £695 - £700

7 Nights

3 Nights

Wed, 4th Sep 2024 - Thu, 19th Dec 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £170 - £210 | 3 nights: £255 - £295 | 4 nights: £340 - £380 | 5 nights: £425 - £465 | 6 nights: £530 - £550

7 Nights

2 Nights

Fri, 20th Dec 2024 - Fri, 27th Dec 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £405 | 4 nights: £540 | 5 nights: £675 | 6 nights: £810

7 Nights

3 Nights

Sat, 28th Dec 2024 - Mon, 30th Dec 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £230 - £240 | 3 nights: £345 - £355 | 4 nights: £460 - £470 | 5 nights: £575 - £585 | 6 nights: £695 - £700

7 Nights

2 Nights

Tue, 31st Dec 2024 - Fri, 3rd Jan 2025
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £270 | 3 nights: £405 | 4 nights: £540 | 5 nights: £675 | 6 nights: £810

7 Nights

2 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 2 in 1 bedroom (Double)
Enquire with owner
Dogs allowed on request - please enquire with property owner
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7711 841695 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Toby & Stephanie Hickish
Member Since September 2020

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Tyn Llyn Noticeboard

We have finished our extension into the barn on the side, it’s stunning, do look at the pictures! A new entrance with shower room/loo and sauna! There is more information on our website and some drone footage of Tyn Llyn and the area, plus our garden just over the next hill. This is where you come on arrival.
Tyn Llyn can be cut off by snow in the Winter, obviously we do refund deposits if so!
We do sometimes allow a dog with reassurance that it will not be on the furniture or upstairs.

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

Tyn Llyn 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 24th June 2024
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