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Gwel y Rhos

(Ref. 1013607)

Newborough, Anglesey Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • lovely (14)
  • cottage (13)
  • well (10)
  • comfortable (9)
  • location (9)
  • clean (8)

27 Customer Reviews

  • "Couldn’t be faulted in any way Absolutely outstanding Already looking at a return"

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback, it’s great to hear that you had a good stay and loved the cottage! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2024

  • "Clean and comfortable."

    Exactly what we were looking for as walking the wales coast path. Couldnt find some pan lids and the back door lock could do with a drop of oil. Apart from that a lovely stay ...nice to watch the red squirrel in the garden while having breakfast.

    So glad that a member of our resident red squirrel family paid you a visit. We are very privileged to have them on the Clynnog estate. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William3.8Dec 2023

  • "Lovely place in a quiet, peaceful location."

    Loved the views of the surrounding mountains

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0Oct 2023

  • "A wonderful, spacious, well equipped place to stay, with ample room for 6 people."

    Quality furnishings and dish wear as well as homely touches. Ample parking which is safe and secure. Garden at the rear was safe for a small dog and the washing line was useful. Different tog duvets would be helpful as a winter duvet in the double room was just too hot. An extra tea towel would have been useful to avoid washing the same one daily. We found it difficult to lock or open the back door with the key, so maybe this needs attention., instead we used the bolt so were happily secure. We asked the owner for an airer and measuring jug which were both delivered the next day,, so that was great service. We would love to stay again as we thoroughly enjoyed Anglesey.

    Reviewed by Diana4.4Sep 2023

  • "A super week in this lovely, spacious cottage."

    It is in a very peaceful,rural spot just a few minutes from stunning Newborough forest and beach. We hired bikes so we’re able to cycle straight out of the cottage. It is well equipped with everything you need (although no smart tv) but we did need to pop out for oil, salt and dishwasher tablets - unusual that a small amount of each was not provided. It was lovely to find tea bags, milk and cake awaiting us on arrival. We know Anglesey well as we have relatives here and visit every year and we would recommend this comfortable cottage.

    Many thanks for your feedback, great that you were able to explore Newborough Forest & Beach, they are our absolute favourites. We do normally provide the dishwasher tablets and salt and have made sure these have been replenished, thanks for highlighting this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely base for a holiday in North Wales."

    Very peaceful, but easy to access main roads

    Thanks for the great feedback, much appreciated. Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely and had everything we needed."

    Took my Parents away for my Dads 80th birthday and they loved it, especially all the rooms on one level! Will definitely would like to come back Thank you

    Thanks for the feedback. Glad to hear you all had a good stay. Sue A Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely property and great location, highly recommended."

    Many thanks for the great feedback. Sue A Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tony5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely property had a really lovely stay will definetly stay again"

    So glad you enjoyed your stay at Gwel Y Rhos. Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "This cottage was absolutely gorgeous."

    Comfortable and well equipped. Would definitely recommend to anyone. We hope to return soon.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. Glad you had a nice stay. Sue Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Oct 2022

  • "We appreciate the quality fixtures and fittings at the property."

    Very comfortable and quiet.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jul 2022

  • "A very enjoyable stay the cottage was very comfortable and clean."


    Many thanks for your feedback, glad that you had an enjoyable stay. Sue A Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely property enjoyed our stay we left it as we found it clean and tidy"

    Many thanks for taking the time to give feedback. Regards. Sue A Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0May 2022

  • "We really loved the stay at the property the weather was also kind to us the ..."

    We really loved the stay at the property the weather was also kind to us the facilities were great and all worked well was clean and in good order

    Thanks for your feedback. Glad that you had a good stay in Gwel Y Rhos. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage which was very well appointed ,clean and very comfortable in a great location."

    We had a minor issue with the combi boiler not fring up when we arrived and the owners were fantastic in getting back to us very quickly and resolving the issue straight away. Would love to come back ...

    Many thanks for the positive feedback. Sorry for the boiler issue, but thanks for your assistance with it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a thoroughly amazing week in North Wales and loved staying at Gwel y Rhos."

    The cottage was immaculately clean and well presented. It was superbly equipped with just about everything you could imagine you could ever need. The WiFi was great too so our teenagers were kept happy! The location was perfect. A short drive over the bridge to Snowdonia National Park, as well having the most amazing beach and forest right on the doorstep for walks. Our dog has literally never looked happier! There is an amazing farm shop just down the road and the fish and chip shop in Newborough is ace. Highly recommend takeaway from there one night (and its only a 2 minute drive down the road!) I would not hesitate to recommend this place to anyone thinking of visiting/booking. We will definitely be coming back for more soon!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2021

  • "Good cottage with comfortable beds and beautiful bathrooms."

    Well equipped kitchen and we appreciated the clean cosy throws for the three sofas in the living room. Very clean throughout; the bedlinen and towels were immaculate. The only slight disappointment was that despite three lamps and many lights in the ceiling the main living space was dark. I guess it's brighter in the summer!

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Sep 2021

  • "The cottage location was fantastic and the cottage itself lovely but needed some tlc."

    The cleaning company have let the cottage down as there were a number of cobwebs hanging from light fittings and cupboards and mould in the shower tray in the end suite. Also there were a significant number of light bulbs out, the single mattresses need replacing and the cushions on the sofa need re-padding. The high chair was also disgusting and needed to be cleaned before use, as did the washing machine which was full of dog hair. Such a shame because it was a lovely place.

    Reviewed by Samantha3.1Aug 2021

  • "My experience of dealing with Sykes was not the best."

    I originally made the booking (for July 2020) in early 2020, to go away with my 85 year old mum and other family members, but by June 2020, as the Welsh Covid rules were unclear, and she was anxious due to the uncertainty, we had to move the booking to July this year. I was charged a fee which I considered unacceptable in the circumstances. To make this change there was a ridiculous amount of waiting time to speak to someone too; this happened again this year when I had to speak to an operator to query payment details. Regarding the actual barn, the description does not indicate that it is on a site very close to other accommodation, and that the back garden is overlooked by children’s play equipment in the adjacent garden. Also, we were upset to discover that, as well as the 5 steps up to the patio in front of the house (with handrail,) which we were aware of, there were another 3 steps up to the door, (without handrail.) This was not on the description. My mother needs a push along walking aid, so this was not ideal at all. The description needs to be changed. On the plus side, when the shower rail above the bath fell off, the response from Sykes was immediate; they passed this to Sue the owner and she sorted the problem out the next day. Thank you. Overall a beautiful barn in a peaceful, rural setting, and we enjoyed our stay. Just would appreciate a more honest description of the site.

    Reviewed by Linda4.1Jul 2021

  • "The bungalow was a very good house to stay with a four year old."

    It was spacious and not cluttered with ornaments etc. The kitchen /main room was large and meant everyone could be together when cooking . The bedrooms were very comfortable. The house was near the sea at the beautiful Newborough beach. Lovely sand, great views of Snowdonia and great walks in the pine woods next to the beach.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2021

  • "Cottage was as pictured and described."

    Really quiet location close to Newborough Beach. So much space, high standard of fittings such as bathrooms and comfy beds. Everything we needed for a perfect week in Anglesey (helped by great weather).

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2021

  • "We had a fabulous week at the cottage."

    The location was perfect and the setting was very quiet just what we needed!!! Very well equipped kitchen and dining facilities. If I had to pick a negative the beds were very firm just not to our liking really and the water pressure in the showers and bath was not very good but apart from that it was perfect. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7May 2021

  • "Heating for hot water not turned on."

    Only two logs and no kindling to get the fire started. There was a box of matches but it was empty. No cleaning cloths or sponges to wipe down surfaces. There was only four nesspresso pods, no cafeteria. The general waste bins outside the cottage were zip tide so we couldn’t use them. The cushions for outside seating were locked away, again couldn’t access them. My husband felt that there should be some form of contact when we arrived, as we have experienced at the other cottages on the island. He missed the personal touch. Despite all this we would use the cottage again, just go more prepared ourselves. It is a nice spacious cottage and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Hannah3.4May 2021

  • "Beautiful property in a lovely, quiet location."

    Ideal base to explore wonderful Anglesey. Would definitely rebook. Just one thing to note, the directions mention 4 miles once on the final road when in fact it is 8 miles. Apart from that all was fantastic!

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great location, lovely property."

    Reviewed by Duncan4.1Aug 2020

  • "The cottage is lovely but pet accommodating rather than friendly."

    We agree with previous feedback that it would be useful to have a gate at the top of the steps.

    Reviewed by Richard3.4Aug 2020

  • "We loved the cottage it was very clean and well equipped."

    Because we have a dog it would have been very useful to have a gate on the front patio. But apart from this everything was very good.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Sep 2019

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  • All-ground-floor
  • There are 6 steep concrete steps with a handrail, With a further 3 steps with no handrail to access the cottage
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, double hand basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Family bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, fridge, freezer, Nespresso coffee machine, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV with DVD player, selection of films, books and games and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels included in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Highchair and fireguard available
  • Hairdryer available
  • Off road parking spaces for 4 cars
  • Lawned back garden and patio/terrace areas with furniture
  • One dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop within 1.4 miles, pub within 0.7 miles
  • Note: There are five concrete steps with a handrail to access the cottage
  • Note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £150

The property

Framed by the majestic rolling countryside of the Isle of Anglesey with the Snowdonia mountain range sitting to the left of the island, is this stone-built barn conversion, Gwel y Rhos, situated a couple of miles from the village of Newborough.

This spacious retreat is ideally placed for a family seeking to explore Anglesey with its glorious beaches, historical landmarks and a magnitude of activities to suit all ages and tastes.

Soak up the picturesque surroundings from your private patio area before relaxing into your evening within the interior which enjoys a clever blend of character and contemporary.

Spend your wind down time within the open-plan living room, where you are your loved ones will find everything you could possibly need during a week-long break in the countryside setting.

Be charmed by the exposed beams which frame the sitting area, where you will find a plush sitting arrangement which rests in front of a warming woodburning stove.

Beyond here is the contemporary kitchen/dining area, which is complete with sleek cream units which house all the appliances you will require to cater for yourselves during your stay.

Settle down for breakfast or dinner at the dining table, where you and your loved ones can gather together to plan the days ahead.

The interior is completed by three spacious bedrooms, comprising of a king-size double with an en-suite, a double and a twin, each boasting bright hues of colour, delightful artwork and quality furnishings to house all of your personal belongings.

During a balmy afternoon, you and your loved ones can enjoy a refreshing drink or a spot of alfresco dining upon the patio area, where you can take in the surroundings further whilst enjoying quality time with your family.

Venture to the small village of Newborough, where you will find a café and a pub, in addition to a shop and a Post Office for picking up the essentials.

Head to the glorious Newborough Beach, where you can laze on the sands before enjoying a stroll to Llanddwyn Island, where you can explore the magnitude of coves, the shingle and sandy beaches and soak up the far-reaching views of the mountains of Snowdonia and the Llyn Peninsula.

Other attractions within close reach include the Anglesey Sea Zoo, the National Nature Reserve and the city of Bangor offers a further selection of amenities to explore.

Gwel y Rhos is a splendid retreat for an action-packed getaway with your family.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Bangor 9 miles.

The small village of Newborough (Welsh spelling: Niwbwrch) lies on the edge of forests and dunes at the south west corner of Anglesey. Close by is Llanddwyn Bay, renowned as one of the finest beaches in Britain, ideal for swimming, canoeing, beachcombing and birdwatching or just relaxing! Behind the beach, the 1500 acre sand dune system of Newborough Warren is home to skylarks, meadow pipits and oyster catchers as well as toads and lizards and is protected as a National Nature Reserve. The Tan y Foel horse riding centre is within 3 miles of the village centre and Anglesey Sea Zoo, Foel Farm and the Anglesey Sea Salt are only a short drive away and make a fun day out for the whole family. Nearby Aberffraw is the home of the Anglesey racing track and will offer an exciting day.

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Note: This cottage has a good housekeeping bond of £150.
Note: There are 6 steep concrete steps with a handrail. With a further 3 steps with no handrail to access the cottage.
Note: Guests are not permitted to charge Electric Cars at the property.