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Gwylan Uchaf

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Y Felinheli, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "The house was amazing and very comfy, the only issues we had was the outside lighting didn't work and there was a couple of loose slabs coming down the steps ."

    Apart from that we had a great time with the family.

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7Oct 2023

  • "This property has amazing views and was perfect for our group of 8 adults and a baby."

    Plenty of room to be all together, including a huge dining table so we could all eat together, and also space to separate into smaller groups. Hot tub was lovely - we used it every day, morning and evening. There were steps down to the property as mentioned in the listing but a strong handrail made it easier for someone with reduced mobility and also a bedroom on the same floor as the living room really helped. Plenty to do and see in the area - a great base for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Oct 2023

  • "Great location and lovely view."

    Well situated as so many lovely places to visit with a 30 min drive. Lovely house generally, could just do with a little updating, i.e. new mattress needed in upstairs bedroom and new blinds desperately needed in the bedroom with the ensuite. Overall would recommend.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.1Sep 2023

  • "It says it sleeps 10, which is accurate."

    However, we only had 8 people staying there and it was very cramped. Definitely more suited for 6. The views are stunning and the property ideally placed. That said, it looks as though it hasn't been touched for the last 5 years with lots of maintenance required. The vast majority of flag stones are loose making going up and down the steps dodgy. 95% of the kitchen lights had blown on arrival and there was no flexibility with getting the bulbs changed. Instead they interrupted our breakfast. The £150 for the 4-6 hot tub was a waste of money, given it was set in eco mode and only warmed up at 6pm. In a nutshell, Great location, great views, very tired and very cramped. Definitely not with the money and better options to choose from.

    Reviewed by Sam2.8Sep 2023

  • "We stayed here 2years ago and the property has not changed at all some tlc is required to keep its good ratings."

    The mattress on two of the beds are getting passed there best. Everything else was good the location is superb. Enjoyed our stay very much

    Reviewed by Susan3.1Jul 2023

  • "Very large property and plenty of room to lounge."

    Beautiful view over the Menai strait. Just not a as clean as I would have expected and there was animal deposits on the grass, we had taken our dogs but checked it before they went into the garden. Great spot especially if you have a large group of people.

    Reviewed by Kelly3.8May 2023

  • "The house was absolutely beautiful with the most amazing views, it was very clean and had everything you could need in a holiday home, when we arrived on the Friday afternoon we had booked the hot tub and unfortunately it was empty, after ringing the lady who looked after the house we were given instructions to fill it ourselves but this meant it was unable to be used until the Saturday evening, there was also only 2 wine glasses, which for a house for 12 was not good but when the lady came to put the chemicals in the hot tub she did bring us more."

    The hot tub is nice and big and did eventually get warm but don't book this house for the hot tub as 80% of the jets don't work and was more like an outdoor bath. The other complaint we had was there is a smoke alarm above the oven, I understand these are essential but directly above the oven is ridiculous, every time you turned the grill on or opened the oven door the alarm went off and it was so unbearably loud made cooking anything extremely stressful. We did also report a broken bed, which was broke when we got there, but as no one came to fix it my son and his partner had to sleep in the lounge on our second night as the mattress was hanging through the bed frame. But besides all that the house is amazing, very large and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.1Mar 2023

  • "The property has amazing views and is a perfect sunset spot."

    Kitchen is really well equipped. It would of been 5 stars if it wasn’t for the hot tub, most of the jets didn’t work and it cost us an extra 150 pounds to use it so I’d of expected it to at least be in good working order.

    Reviewed by Alec3.8Feb 2023

  • "We all enjoyed our holiday."

    The house was beautifully warm and clean. Fully equipped with everything we needed loved the lay out of the house. The view was incredible. We really didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed by Lowri5.0Jan 2023

  • "Amazing! The views were amazing, the property was amazing!"

    Everything was exceptional.. the house is perfect it’s great for big groups very spacious 2 living rooms… we loved it and can’t wait to re visit! The host was also lovely and ver pleasant

    Many thanks for your kind words hope to see you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sehriban5.0Dec 2022

  • "I and my guests were disappointed for numerous reasons, I made 2 calls to your offices, and no one returned my call as promised, I did eventually contact the owner who did attend the property at my request, if you would like to speak to me ring me as I use your company several times a year but not happy with this one incidentally I paid extra £150 for a substandard hot tub what is my recourse with this?"

    Reviewed by Sharon2.2Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic spacious high end accommodation, with plenty of space."

    We had nine of my family, at one point over the week, with two dogs. The views are breathtaking, and the hot tub, was fantastic, both in the daytime or evening. The only little thing that would need some slight attention are the internal door latches, as a few of them mean that you cannot open the doors properly, and that there needs to be a large wok, as this proved challenging to cook at times, for the amount of people the let sleeps! Other than that, we loved it and our stay was excellent! Thank you

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Sep 2022

  • "The holiday was amazing, the accommodation was everything we wanted and more."

    Sadly all this was shadowed by the realisation that there is an infrared camera in next doors garden pointing at our hot tub so we felt spied on all week. Pretty sure this is illegal and owner should report (assuming owner isn’t already involved).

    We would like to reassure all guests that a security camera in the neighboring property points only at their boundary line for security. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2022

  • "The property is in a fantastic position with wonderful views of the Menai Straight and Anglesey."

    There was plenty of space for the six of us and our small dogs and I think it would be comfortable with 8 people, 10 may be pushing it a bit. The house has nice furnishings but the maintenance has clearly been neglected with ill-fitting doors and windows, broken steps, broken hot tub fittings and a kitchen that needs a revamp. That said, these relatively minor quibbles didn’t detract from the overall experience, which was positive. Before you book, please consider the very restrictive curfew time of 22:00 - it felt like we were being checked on when one of the property management team had to add chlorine to the hot tub just after 22:00 one night.

    Reviewed by Antony3.1Jun 2022

  • "Lovely house."

    Amazing views. Lots of space

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2022

  • "We’ve now stayed here twice and would highly recommend to anyone else."

    Beautiful views and a clean house.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2022

  • "We stayed in this wonderful home for a week with our family for my fiancés 30th."

    The house was absolutely amazing and even better than what we expected! Their was plenty of room for all 6 adults and 4 children to have fun and explore! The rooms were all beautifully prepared, and the outside garden and Hot Tub was just what we needed! We was in the ideal location of everywhere we wanted to go including Mount Snowdon

    Reviewed by Jamie Louise5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful holiday."

    The house was beautiful, very well equipped, clean and well presented. We were fortunate to have lovely weather which meant we had a fabulous sunset each night as well as the stunning views. Having the use of the hot tub made our stay super special as well as good fun. The welcome pack and flowers were very much appreciated. The property would benefit, however, from the addition of coat hooks!

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Apr 2022

  • "The most perfect property!"

    Rooms are huge and beautifully decorated. The views are unreal. Nice little area near Bangor. Had the best time. Just a shame check in is 5pm and check out 10am as really booking for 2 nights, you only really get one full day. But that's my only moan! Thank you xx

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Mar 2022

  • "The house was decorated for Christmas and it looked wonderful on our arrival, a lot of time and effort had gone in to making it look festive and there was also a welcome pack with cakes, tea bags etc."

    The house itself was perfect for our multi generational family group. It was clean, comfortable, well equipped and a great base for exploring Anglesey and Snowdonia. We all loved our holiday and will have many happy memories of our stay.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Dec 2021

  • "Thank you for a lovely stay."

    It would be useful to have some local information/map etc - there were plenty of tourist leaflets we found in various drawers, but nothing about the immediate area. It took a while before we found the instructions on how to use the oven. There were clear instructions on rubbish/recycling - but not which day the collection was. Having a guest guide folder with all this together in one place would be great. Beautiful location and we loved the peace and quiet and it was a very comfortable stay.

    Reviewed by Lindsey4.7Nov 2021

  • "The house was a great size with amazing views!"

    We only had a short stay so didn’t get chance to check out the local amenities. However we used the hot tub each day which was perfect.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a great time."

    The manager came one day to bring extra supplies of dishwasher tablets and was very pleasant and helpful.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2021

  • "Absolutely loved the house !"

    When we arrived it was clean and very well presented. Lovely touch having the hot tub and the views are outstanding ! We will be back.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "Thank you for our stay."

    The house, area and especially the views are spectacular. The house is beautifully decorated and furnished and a ideal size for a party of 10. We used the hot tub, and the stunning views from the balcony we didn’t grow tired of it. Points to consider rectifying are as follows! 1 The upstairs bedroom had clearly not been changed as there were personal stains on the lower sheet we have taken photos , considering you ask us to strip all bedding to protect your cleaners we felt this was grossly negligent. We changed the bedding ourselves. 2 We put the lights on in the tv room to find they were flickering badly . on closer inspection we found the light fitting was not attached to the ceiling. Only to find previous occupants had already reported the fault. Again unacceptable. We have an Ex fire service employee in our group who was absolutely appalled. 3 The house was very clean except for the kitchen. On taking out pots etc for use we found they had been put away dirty and the cleaners obviously hadn’t checked them. 4 Considering the house accommodates 10 we had to go out to buy mugs we have left them for you. We also have added a frying pan to the cupboard. Again mentioned by previous occupants. 5 Being a bit picky. Lack of towels, we had beach towels. No pegs, no washing up bowl, no tumble dryer considering the weather, no plug for the sink. Although you provided a legend for the Smag oven it did not include how to turn them on. Good old Google! Smoke alarm went off everytime we made toast (not burnt) 6 The chair in the tv room has unfortunately broken, fortunate the lady involved was not hurt. 7 The hot tub cover hinge Is broken, very heavy to lift without. Please accept that we had an amazing week, but feel that the points raised are not acceptable and it is in your best interest to be informed of them. The Bletch Babes PS The fresh flowers, milk and Bara Batin / welsh cakes were very much appreciated. PSS one of our lady’s left her phone charger behind in one of the bedrooms. if found would you forward it to her please.

    Reviewed by Cherrie4.1Jun 2021

  • "It was good stay with my husband and friends to celebrate my 40th."

    This property can accommodate big group of 10 people and it has a lovely view but the downside is you can't party late at night because of it is in the residential area with neighbours in the balcony giving you a funny look,take it we didn't break the rules (using hot tub until 10pm) when using the outdoor hot tub. Master bedroom and some other bedrooms seem clean and well presented but can smell pet has been in the property, for me not use to have pet the smell is quite offensive. Pillows are too soft so it was hard to get comfortable. Water piping and the flooring upstairs in the property was too noisy, so in the morning if you wish to sleep longer and in the other people making breakfast upstairs, you can hear squeaky floor and foot steps. Also, heating instructions are not in the welcome handbook so we have to figure out ourselves. Would like to suggest to put the cutlery in the drawer, close to where the kettle is because for sure it helps the guests finding them quickly.

    Reviewed by Luciele3.4May 2021

  • "Lovely house with wonderful views and easy access to great walks and activities."

    We really enjoyed coming back each day to use the hot tub. Overall, we had a great week at Gwylan Uchaf and would happily rebook.

    Reviewed by Stuart & Sharon5.0Sep 2020

  • "The property had not been cleaned very well."

    Especially during the pandemic we would have expected a lot better. For example there was an old pair of socks on a bedroom floor, the upper kitchen cupboards were filthy and alongside the fridge there were lots of bits that could easily have been vacuumed out. The lower half of the garden (below the gate & fence) is VERY steep and not safe for anyone unless very sure footed. There was no tumble drier and insufficient crockery. We had no means of contacting the owner/agent except via Sykes themselves which was not at all helpful. Finally, this holiday was meant to be for 3 families (10 people) but because of Covid only 2 families were allowed. Sykes were contacted by email but responded saying "the agreed price is based on weekly rental and is not charged per person staying in the property. The amount would have remained the same whether the occupancy is filled or not." Rather than cancel, we choose to allow only 2 of the 3 families, to have the holiday -- so my wife and I missed out on our holiday.

    Reviewed by Robert2.8Aug 2020

  • "Lleoliad bendigedig gyda golygfeydd hyfryd o'r Fenai."

    Yn gyfleus iawn i arfordir gogledd Cymru. Roedd safon y ty yn uchel a phopeth yn raenus ac yn lan. Byddwn yn ei argymell. Digon o le yn yr ardd a safon uchel i'r ty. Digon o le i barcio ddau gar yn ddiogel.

    Reviewed by Cynog5.0Jul 2020

  • "The oven needs to be thoroughly disinfected and cleaned."

    Reviewed by Syeed4.4Feb 2020

  • "The house was a great size with amazing views for us to celebrate a family birthday."

    It was very clean and the hot tub was an added bonus. The dogs loved it too.

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Jan 2020

  • "We had a lovely holiday here in Y Felinheli."

    The owner made such an effort with the Christmas decorations. It was so festive. The hot tub is a lovely addition to the house, and the house is huge, and the pictures don't do this house justice. The house could do with tumble dryer. The owner was very helpful when we needed help with the heating, and the oven is very difficult to use, but the instructions are in the draw. The views are incredible and the location is perfect. Such a great place to stay. The house is an upside down house, and the floorboards are very noisy especially downstairs when the baby was trying to sleep during the day, but we made it work. I would say that was the only downside. Other than that a beautiful Christmas. Many Thanks.

    Reviewed by Francesca4.1Dec 2019

  • "We where a group of 10 looking for a relaxing break for 3 nights, this holiday home was perfect for are group."

    With stunning views , beautifully decorated through out and really clean. The hot tub is a brilliant added extra. The oven was a bit complicated to get working but we managed it, maybe written instructions in a welcome pack would help future guests. We all said we would happily stay here again and would recommend to others 10/10 an all round beautiful holiday home.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2019

  • "A lovely house with superb views."

    Nice quiet location and also a great place to stay to explore North Wales and Anglessy. Hot tub is an excellent addition and we used this daily - especially after climbing Mount Snowdon! It would have helped if there had been instructions available for cooker, heating, hot tub and recycling day etc. Welcome instructions would have made it easier. There is also no tumble dryer as stated. There is a local shop and also a Fish & chip / Chinese take away. We did not venture into the pubs - we drove to Caernarfon instead. We had an excellent stay and this is a lovely property that I would not hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Sep 2019

  • "Fantastic house with stunning views ."

    .. Spacious, well maintained and welcoming. Perfect for large families We had a few problems but they were sorted immediately which is what’s important. Thanks for a great week !!

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful property with absolutely stunning views, a view you could never get tired off."

    High quality decor throughout and very comfortable. The only thing l would advise is a lock is needed on the main bathroom door and a general printed welcome pack put together including information about bin collections, hot tub etc. Apart from that l cannot fault the property at all, had a wonderful stay and would definitely return. Thank you for a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful, lovely location, clean and spacious, facilities for everything you need, There was nine of us and the house is so spacious it was great to have separate lounges, where the adults and kids could be in different room."

    Bedrooms where spacious, décor was beautiful, couldn't fault it at all. Would recommend this cottage, you want be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2019

  • "The house was fantastic and perfect for our collection of adults and kids - having 2 sitting rooms was great, especially as one didn't have the distraction of a TV to tempt us away from the wonderful views of the Menai Straight."

    I am assuming that this is a relatively new addition to the website and there are a couple of things that would make the cottage even better:- The listing stated that there is a tumble drier, but there was neither a tumble drier or even a washing line which would have been handy. The kitchen could have had a few extra items to finish it off - a potato masher (we used a fork) and a cafetiere (there is a pod based coffee maker but we would have preferred a cafetiere), also we looked but couldn't find a dustpan and brush when we wanted to brush up some sand that we'd walked in. Please don't take these comments as negative as we loved the house and will be more than happy to return, the location was fantastic and there was plenty to do within a short drive. Thank you

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Jul 2019

  • "The house is in a great, quiet location with fantastic views across the Menai Straits from the balcony and the garden."

    It is also very spacious, plenty of room for our party of 4 adults and 4 teenagers. We all enjoyed the hot tub too! The décor is quite quirky and we liked the two separate lounges. The house was clean although we did find two old sausages in the bottom oven. There are loads of kitchen appliances, all which worked well, but some additional instructions on how to use them would be helpful. Some decent sized bath towels would also be nice, especially if you've paid the additional money for the hot tub. However, overall, we were very happy with the property and would stay there again

    Reviewed by Victoria3.1Jul 2019

  • "This house was absolutely brilliant."

    The photos just do not do this house justice. The views are absolutely stunning and we so enjoyed sitting in the hot tub watching the sunset. It was so beautiful and the house felt like home. It was perfect for all the family to get together, young and old (er!) It was so well equipped and so warm and welcoming. Thank you for sharing your home with us, we had the best time and will be seriously considering a return trip to this fabulous property.

    Reviewed by Fay5.0Jun 2019

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  • Five Bedrooms: 1 x ensuite double, 3 x double, 1 x twin
  • 1 x ground floor shower room withshower, loo and wash hand basin
  • 1 x lower ground floor bathroom with shower over bath, loo and wash hand basin
  • 1 x ensuite to the master bedroom with shower, loo and wash hand basin
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove, TV
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Snug room with views
  • Study with desk and a couple of chairs
  • Utility area on lower ground floor with washing machine.
  • Wood burning stove, TV with Freeview
  • Electric oven and grill, gas hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and toaster
  • Washing machine
  • Balcony with seating to enjoy lovely views
  • Wifi
  • Rear garden has patio, lawn and shrubbed areas, hot tub
  • Off road parking for 2 small cars
  • Travel Cot, Stairgate, High chair
  • Walking distance to a pub
  • Note: 2 dogs welcome, with a fee of £20 for the 2nd dog
  • Note: there are quite a few steps leading down from the road to the property
  • Note: £150 charge for use of the hot tub
  • The hot tub must be arranged and paid for in advance of your arrival
  • Guests are advised that as the hot tub needs to be cleaned and emptied for each new set of guests, the water may not be fully up to temperature on the first evening of their stay
  • Please bring your own beach towels and follow the owner guidelines for usage of the hot tub.

The property

Gwylan Uchaf is a holiday house located on a quiet residential estate in the marina village of Y Felinheli in Snowdonia.

It has a large garden complete with hot tub, and great sea views across the Menai Strait and over towards the island of Anglesey.

With a backdrop of the stunning mountains of Snowdonia, Gwylan Uchaf is the perfect holiday house for couples and families looking to have a holiday as a group.

Choose from a relaxing stay soaking up the views, an activity packed break, or gather everyone together to celebrate a special occasion such as that special birthday or anniversary. The spacious kitchen-diner offers a well equipped kitchen with electric oven and grill, gas hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave and toaster.

There is a utility on the lower ground floor with a washing machine. Also in this space is a dining table with chairs which boasts brilliant views.

The balcony has chairs on from which you can enjoy the view - maybe even with a cheeky glass of wine!

The main sitting room has comfy sofas set around the TV and gorgeous wood burning stove which adds warmth and extra comfort during the cooler months. There’s an additional snug with a corner leather sofa and chair, and yet again, there’s a superb view. A study is just off the sitting room which has a desk and a couple of chairs. On the lower ground floor is a master double with en suite wet room with shower, loo and wash hand basin.

On this same floor are two more double bedrooms and a twin bedroom as well as a family bathroom that has a bath with shower over, loo and wash hand basin. On the ground floor is a double bedroom and shower room with shower, loo and wash hand basin. To the back of the house is a garden with patio, lawn and shrubbed areas.

This is also where you’ll find the hot tub!

Garden furniture is provided for sitting in the sunshine.

The front garden is terraced.

There is parking on the driveway for two small cars. Gwylan Uchaf is a holiday house in an elevated position overlooking the village of Y Felinheli.

The shore and marina are within walking distance - a favourite guest pastime is watching the boats and sailing activity here.

There’s also a gastropub, seafood restaurant and a village shop for your essentials.

Cyclists can make the most of Lon Las cycle and footpath that takes you to the picturesque historic town of Caernarfon, four miles away.

Here you can visit the castle or jump aboard the Welsh Highland Railway for a scenic steam train ride through majestic Snowdonia.

You can also access beaches, mountains and stunning vistas from this fabulous family holiday house.

You’ll be able to make the most of a holiday in North Wales as Snowdonia, Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula are all accessible from here for day trips.

Note: No Hen/Stag or similar type gatherings
Note: The owners respectfully request that as the property is in a quiet residential area, the hot tub and garden is not to be used after 10.00 p.m so as not to disturb other residents.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250
Note: £150 charge for use of the hot tub. The hot tub must be arranged and paid for in advance of your arrival.
Note: Guests are advised that as the hot tub needs to be cleaned and emptied for each new set of guests, the water may not be fully up to temperature on the first evening of their stay. Please bring your own beach towels and follow the owner guidelines for usage of the hot tub.
Note: Guests should be aware that there are quite a few steps leading down from the road to the property

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Bangor 3 miles; Caernarfon 5 miles; Llanberis 6 miles.

Y Felinheli, formerly know as Port Dinorwic, is situated on the beautiful Menai Strait between the historic town of Caernarfon and the cathedral city of Bangor. Home to a small, established yachting marina with an interesting lock (allowing boats to enter or leave before cruising down the Straits to the open sea), this small village also has a couple of pubs, a restaurant and cafe in the dock area, a shop and Post Office, a beautician, a hairdresser and several great restaurants on the nearby Island of Anglesey. Visitors to this lovely region are spoilt for choice, with stunning Snowdonia, the beautiful Llyn Peninsula, or the sandy beaches of the Isle of Anglesey all within easy reach.

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Note: No Hen/Stag or similar type gatherings
Note: The owners respectfully request that as the property is in a quiet residential area, the hot tub and garden is not to be used after 10.00 p.m so as not to disturb other residents.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250
Note: £150 charge for use of the hot tub. The hot tub must be arranged and paid for in advance of your arrival.
Note: Guests are advised that as the hot tub needs to be cleaned and emptied for each new set of guests, the water may not be fully up to temperature on the first evening of their stay. Please bring your own beach towels and follow the owner guidelines for usage of the hot tub.
Note: Guests should be aware that there are quite a few steps leading down from the road to the property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas