Ynys Pandy - Self catering holiday cottage - Testimonials

Personally we love Ynys Pandy, and it seems our guests think our self catering holiday cottage is pretty special too. Our Visitors' Book is full of praise and we've chosen a few that, we think, say it all.



""I love my holiday home – it's my favourite" said Sam on the morning of our last day in this lovely place. The hosts have been very thoughful about making this an easy, relaxing place to stay – we really appreciate all the baby/child stuff and practical things like well-equipped kitchen, shop, etc., but also the care and attention to detail like the high-quality fabrics, lovely pottery, cosy and comfortable furniture and plenty of it. As for the location/surroundings – just couldn't be better. We went to Beddgelert for an easy double-pram walk a few times (plenty of places to eat there too), Tan-y-Bwlch on the train, Criccieth a couple of times (check tides). Harlech Castle was a hit, especially the fiery surprise. Aberdaron on a sunny day made my soul soar. We're leaving with bodies relaxed, minds rejuvenated, souls restored. Will definitely return! "


"The perfect retreat for two families in need of an escape – plus somewhere for 4 boys to explore, adventure & run off steam. Ynys Pandy catered for our various needs and provided a cosy sanctuary. Lovely walks from the front door plus all the usual Tourist Hotspots within an easy drive. Trip to Bangor A&E with 5 year old didn`t dampen spirits.
Happy memories made.
Many thanks."


"The best, most beautiful, spotless cottage we have ever stayed in. Loved Criccieth beach, Harlech beach, Harlech Castle and Beddgelert. Lovely meal in Poachers in Criccieth.
Will be back!
Thank you Bren and Tom."


"Lovely welcome tray from Tom and Bren on our arrival. The house is in a great location and everything you could possibly need from games, books DVDs and blankets the dogs can use in the living room. Beautifully clean and tidy. I would recommend any family to pay a visit and discover some beautiful areas both sea and mountains and lots of adventure for teenagers."


"Ynys Pandy is full of intelligent touches that show how thoughtfull the owners are, for example a large wall map of the area, useful and interesting information about the suroundings, towel personalisation system, the little shop.... I could go on! We stayed with a 3 year and 2 x 1 year olds and it was the most successful holiday we've had in years. Our eldest is autistic and very sensitive to change but he loved his cosy room and (very unusual) opened up to our hosts within an hour of our arrival, which shows the magic of the place really! It was easy to keep all 3 children happy – plenty of good toys and animals to meet at the property and loads to see and do within a short drive.
We can't wait to go back!"


"A beautiful farmhouse wih every imaginable home comfort you could wish for. The most welcoming hosts have thought of everything! All the toys and toddler paraphernalia has been thought of and provided. Our two boys (aged 4 and 1) loved the cottage, the outdoor space to explore and the swings and outdoor toys were another bonus. Stop naming scenery (sic) and a fantastic location, feels like you're in the middle of nowhere, but shops, restaurants and the beach are only 10 minutes away.
Loved it and can't wait to come back."


"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 Portmeirion 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."


"What a fantastic cottage. The attention to detail was amazing. Spotlessly clean and extremely welcoming. We wanted for nothing. Not only were the dogs welcome, they were catered for with covers for the settees. Love the little shop, tea on arrival and whole organic theme. I could write more but the SUN is calling!! Thank you very much."


"We've had a magical stay at Ynys Pandy, our first week's holiday in 3 years! We loved your gorgeous homely cottage - you've thought of everything! Thanks for making us feel so welcome. Loved bird TV! I'll have to put up a bird feeder outside our kitchen window. Would thoroughly recommend Abersoch, Beddgelert, Ffestiniog railway, the garden and all the animals! Thanks Tom & Bren!"


"A truly lovely week in one of our favourite parts of the world. Sadly no rain, so we couldn't have a day sitting round the woodburner! A fantastic, cosy, well-equipped cottage managed with love - thank you! We'll be back......"


"We had a wonderful holiday at Ynys Pandy with our 2yr old and 7mnth old. A lovely home from home cottage perfect for a relaxing family holiday. The private garden with swing provided a great space for running around outside, whilst on rainy days the array of children's toys were perfect to keep both children occupied. Tom and Bren the owners were incredibly welcoming with freshly baked Welsh cakes and pot of tea waiting for us on arrival. Plus they had great advice on what to do and where to go in the surrounding area. We will definitely be back! Overall Experience Rating: 100%"
Courtesy of "Baby Friendly Boltholes"


Sunday Observer's top 50 Holiday cottages UK

Guests at this secluded cottage on the edge of Snowdonia National Park arrive to a crackling log burner and freshly baked scones. All four rooms are cosily furnished, and outside there's a garden with swings. Beaches are close by and Portmeirion is a 15-minute drive away.


Why not look at our Availability calendar and decide when you can come and experience Ynys and the surrounding area yourselves.