Monday 8 September 2014

Review - Hafoty Farm Cottages in Snowdonia

We've recently returned from a lovely summer holiday in Wales. We stayed for the week at Hafoty Farm Cottages near Caernarfon in Snowdonia, and we stayed in Ysbugor cottage.

I must admit that the main reason we booked this holiday was down to price. Ram found the cottages flagged up on a bargain forum that he frequents, and we thought that their prices represented excellent value for the end of August in the school holidays - we paid £440 for a week in a six bed cottage. We could have paid just £325 for a four bed cottage, but as our children are such poor sleepers I'm afraid that we opted to pay the extra so that they could have separate bedrooms!

Ysgubor cottaes, Hafoty Cottages, Snowdonia

There are six cottages, and although close together and all occupied when we stayed, we heard nothing from any of the other visitors (I hope that they would say the same about us!) and it was quiet and peaceful. Each cottage has its own parking space at the front and private patio at the back, with views across Caernarfon and the coast. There is a communal laundry room (£3 per load) and drying room. The cottages also have excellent fibre speed wi-fi!

Hafoty Cottages in Snowdonia review

Ysgubor cottage is arranged over two floors. On the ground floor is the entrance hall, bathroom and two twin bedrooms. On the first floor is the kitchen, dining and living area and the double bedroom with en-suite. The cottage was lovely and clean, with everything that we needed. The cottages were easy to find and in a great location for nearby attractions and access to Caernarfon.

Review of Hafoty self catering cottages, Snowdonia

These are my photos of the cottage, but you can find much better ones on the Hafoty Facebook page, where there is an album for each cottage.

This is the view from the top windows at the back of the cottage. Beautiful! We also saw some lovely sunsets as the sun came down over the sea.

Snowdonia scenery

We visited lots of places in the local area, but we also explored close by with a short walk down the Slate Trail which runs along the back of the cottages. We didn't get that far, but it was interesting to see the old station platform at Rhostryfan just down the road.

Rhostryfan Station near Hafoty Cottages, Snowdonia

We found plenty to do in the local area. Below are links to detailed posts that I have written about places to visit nearby that we enjoyed as a family:

Caernarfon Castle
Greenwood Forest Park
Sygun Copper Mine, Llanberis Lake Railway and the National Slate Museum
Llechwedd Slate Caverns

My husband and son also enjoyed the Electric Mountain tour while I spent the morning in the soft play there with my daughter who was too young for the tour. We really liked Abersoch with a big sandy beach, and we took a fairly short, pushchair friendly walk to Aber Falls which are beautiful.

Aber Falls, Snowdonia

If you are holidaying in the area then I'd definitely recommend Hafoty Farm Cottages!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Jennifer, what a lovely blog! We're so incredibly happy that you enjoyed your stay at Hafoty Farm Cottages and we hope to see you again very soon. With love, from the Hafoty Team :)


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