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Swyn y Gwynt

Bangor, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 960005)



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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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Reviews & Ratings

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "We had fantastic time in Bangor."

    Janet - owner had think about every single bit. House is just lovely, you can find everything, what you need. Beds are very comfortable, the open fire is just amazing! very good location. Thank you so much for letting us stay in your place. Joanna & Family

    Thank you so much for your fantastic feedback, I delighted that you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoannaDec 2021

  • "Great property- easy to find and good location."

    Well equipped and clean. Would recommend

    Thank you for your positive feedback and am so glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by AntonyNov 2021

  • "This cottage is very clean, comfortable and cosy, with fabulous facilities and is very well-equipped."

    In terms of location, it's very conveniently situated a short walk away from Bangor High Street, and is only a short drive away from both the mountains of Snowdonia and the beautiful island of Anglesey, as well as other towns along the north Welsh coast. We made the most of its unique setting by enjoying visits to Beaumaris, Conwy, Newborough, Betws-y-Coed and Benllech, as well as exploring Bangor itself. This cottage represents excellent value for money and is one of the best properties we have ever stayed in.

    Thank you for your fantastic feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by JuliaSep 2021

  • "Lovely house which had everything you needed."

    Very clean and tidy. Fantastic location. Would definitely go back again Only minor point is the mattresses are so hard but there again that’s often a personal choice.

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2020

  • "Lovely house."

    Met all expectations.

    Reviewed by LillianSep 2020

  • "It was reassuring on arrival to find extra disinfectant and antibacterial wipes left out for our use and clear instructions ref COVID-19."

    Property was clean and had good facilities with a nice courtyard garden. Off road parking was not an issue and we always managed to park outside the house. Lots of supermarkets within walking distance. We had some lovely walks and even conquered Snowdon on our visit. Llandudno and Newborough beach (Anglesey) lovely.

    Reviewed by IanJul 2020

  • "We were there for 2 nights, great location and very clean and comfortable with all the basics provided."

    Reviewed by LindaDec 2019

  • "Everything went fine and we would certainly come back again."

    The only slight problem was that, because of the A5 at the front of the property, we slept in the back room. We found the double bed there a bit small. The size of the room probably limits what can be done about this but we thought we'd mention it in case a different arrangement could be worked out. Having said that we would still come back!

    Reviewed by GeoffreySep 2019

  • "We all really enjoyed our long weekend stay ..."

    We all really enjoyed our long weekend stay The house was in a really good position with beautiful sea views to the front Was a home from home with just the right personality The good weather enabled us to the rear yard for some chilled evenings Easy access to the town and surrounding areas

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2019

  • "We liked the equipment of the kitchen."

    Did not like: The orientation of the rooms is too loud. Road noise is in front, the seagulls are screaming behind. Sleeping with the window open was not possible. The blinds were hard to operate or did not work. View of the street and the small courtyard. We had to water flowers. We had to push the garbage cans to the collection point. The window frames to the street were very dirty, probably from previous climbing plants. The floor was insufficiently sucked. There was dirt under the sofas. Overall, the accommodation was too expensive for that!

    Thank you for your comments and I'm disappointed that Swyn y Gwynt need not meet your expectations, we will certainly take appropriate steps wherever possible, however some the points you have raised our beyond our control. The house is situated on a road and the views of the front and rear along with the layout of the house are clearly shown in the photographs advertising the property. Seagulls are seabirds, being so close to the sea it is their natural environment, a road does run between the house, the field and the shore. Due to previous misuse of the blinds we do request they are not raised ,but this does not impact on the view The waste collection is the policy of Gwynedd Council. The outside window frames are professionally cleaned each year The dirt you found under the sofa is possibly from the dye from a rug- which we have recently rearranged, but I will request our cleaner ensures all areas are vacuumed, We normally receive high ratings for cleanliness . Watering the plants is a polite request during the hot weather. I'm pleased the kitchen met with your approval and hope that you enjoyed your time in North Wales. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jorg-michaelJun 2019

  • "Perfect well equipped accommodation, perfect location, only one downfall the sofas in the lounge were so uncomfortable apart from that perfect stay."

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are happy to say that we have now ordered new cushions for the sofa. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret AnneApr 2019

  • "A really great cottage, clean, stylishly decorated with everything you need for a great stay in Bangor."

    Reviewed by CallumApr 2019

  • "We were very happy with our choice of cottage, it had everything we needed was clean and the bed were comfortable."

    Lots of downstairs space which was great for spreading out and it was good value for money. I would stay here again

    Reviewed by JoApr 2019

  • "Tha house was fantastic, nice, warm and cosy, well equipped in all necessary facilities."

    Reviewed by MagdalenaFeb 2019

  • "Need new sofas , also detail of how to use washer dryer."

    Everything else great

    Reviewed by SarahJan 2019

  • "Very cosy house - good base for exploring the area."

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2018

  • "Comfortable, homely feel and well presented."

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2018

  • "Bangor is a very good hub to access multiple points of interest such as Zip World, Snowdon, the Puffin Island and local beaches."

    The location is very good, one minute away from the ocean and 5 from the pier. We really enjoyed our stay as the house was very cosy and well equipped.

    Reviewed by DanielAug 2018

  • "Great cottage in a good location in North Wales to see lots."

    Very easy to explore Anglesey. House has everything you need & is very comfortable. Great for walking into Bangor for food or a drink. We stayed for graduation of my daughter in the Uni & it was perfect.

    Reviewed by JoJul 2018

  • "Sywn y Gwnt is a great place to stay it is a home from home."

    Bangor is a lovely place and ideal for touring the historic towns of North Wales and fantastic beaches of Anglesey Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2018

  • "Wow, this was a home from home for us."

    The kitchen/diner was great for us. Absolutely immaculate. Great base to go out and explore. Northwales and Angelsey.

    Reviewed by JoanneJun 2018

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable, which was perfect for the 2 of us."

    . We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would consider returning again in the future. Bangor is an excellent location, as a base, to explore Snowdonia and Anglesey.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2018

  • "The cottage is great located with sea view."

    It was totally clean and the kitchen well equipped. There's enough space for even six people. It's definately recommendable!!

    Reviewed by AMar 2018

  • "Great cottage."

    Downstairs is a really good space - bigger than you would think! The bedrooms and bathrooms are not disappointing either. The front room over looks the main road and there is a street light round outside and with slated blinds they let in a lot of light :-(. The mattress is a bit too soft but some people like that! All in all a great cottage and would book again!

    Reviewed by KatMar 2018

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The property

This delightful Victorian end of terrace property is situated in the vibrant city of Bangor, and with many Victorian properties, Swyn y Gwynt is no exception when it comes to character features and high ceilings.

Located on a residential street, in an urban environment this delightful cottage, as the name ‘Sound of the Wind’ suggests, enjoys the sea breezes which are prominent here, and boasts lovely sea views overlooking the historic Porth Penrhyn.

Having undergone a successful scheme of refurbishment this lovely, homely cottage offers all the home comforts whilst blending traditional styling with some modern and contemporary influences.

Swyn y Gwynt is a great base for exploring this lovely area, as well as Bangor’s splendid pier which is close by and is perfectly placed for the universities too, and would suit couples, two friends or a small family.

Downstairs offers a spacious sitting room with bay window and an open fire, a sofa bed offers some flexibility to the sleeping arrangements, and a well-appointed and equipped kitchen with dining area and patio doors is a great spot to enjoy a family breakfast.

Upstairs are the two bedrooms, the main bedroom boasting sea views, both serviced by the family bathroom with a traditional style suite.

Outside, accessed through the patio doors off the kitchen is a private, enclosed courtyard.

An ideal place to sit and relax, enjoy the evening sun with a drink and an early supper, alfresco.

This lovely cottage is ideally situated for exploring Snowdonia and Anglesey.

Walking and cycle routes are close by, in fact the start of Lon Las Ogwen is a great one to start with, and the route follows a disused railway line from the port up into the mountains and the Penrhyn slate quarries above Bethesda and Zip World Velocity, the world’s fastest zip wire.

Penrhyn Castle, a National Trust property, is just five minutes by car.

The walled town of Caernarfon with its medieval castle is just 10 minutes’ drive away, and is the starting point for the spectacular Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway, a 25-mile-long narrow gauge railway that twists and turns its way through some of Snowdonia’s most wonderful scenery.

Swyn y Gwynt is a great place to stay anytime of the year!


  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Gas central heating and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TV's (1 Smart TV) , DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Stairgate on request
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first served basis with additional FOC parking in a nearby car park (20 yards away from the cottage)
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with furniture
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 10 mins walk
  • Note: The property is located close to the road so some associated road noise may be heard.

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

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About the location


Menai Bridge 2.5 miles; Beaumaris 7 miles; Caernarfon 10 miles; Llanberis 11 miles.

Bangor is a university town on the North Wales coast with a large range of shops, bars and restaurants. It is the main crossing point for the Isle of Anglesey with two road bridges across the Menai Strait. Across the water, the castle and pier at Beaumaris make a lovely day out, or you can catch a boat to enjoy a trip out to Puffin Island. The Anglesey Coastal Path takes in beautiful scenery, and the island is home to many fine beaches including Rhosneigr, Trearddur Bay and Red Wharf Bay. The NT mansion Plas Newydd is on the island, while on the mainland further NT properties can be found including Penrhyn Castle and Bodnant Gardens. The spectacular mountains and lakes of Snowdonia are just a short drive way, with plenty of castles, beaches and other attractions on offer in this wonderful region. Bangor and the Menai Straits really do offer the best of both worlds!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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