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Cefn Gwyn

Ynys near Harlech, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1010819)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "Please see the separate e-mail sent."

    This was our second visit the location and facilities at Cefn Gwyn are excellent. Our concern this time related to cleanliness of the property and the lack of attention to detail. Waste rubbish including food, bag adjacent to the door being torn apart by a pair of magpie leaving waste distributed over the entranceway was not the best start to a holiday. The bath mat was in a disgusting state and represented a potential health hazard - see pictures. Toilet cistern in upstairs toilet needs attention. No mattress protector on double bed in main bedroom - just a sheet is not good. General cleaning needs serious attention and distracts from an otherwise great property.

    Reviewed by NormanOct 2021

  • "The place was comfortable, spacious, well equipped, and perfectly located for the beautiful days out in Snowdonia and the beach."

    It is secluded and you have to drive, but stunning views from the bedrooms. More luxurious towels, a better standard of clean upon arrival would take it to 5 star, would definitely revisit.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2021

  • "The cottage is in a stunning location."

    This exceeded our expectations. For this alone, we would definitely return. Unfortunately, it had only been cursorily cleaned on our arrival. The walls and ceilings were thick with cobwebs and we spent the first two hours on arrival - a beautiful sunny evening - hoovering. The cottage is reasonably equipped, but there were a few things missing. In particular, the oven only had one shelf - a real handicap if you want to cook for a family. The toilet seat in the ground floor is still ill-fitting, despite this being reported by another guest some months ago. The hot water was good and hot and plentiful, but unfortunately the cold water supply to the bath was not working. Although some general information about the area was provided, the cottage lacked some more specific information. For instance, information about rubbish collections etc. Annoying as these things were - particularly the dismal cleaning - nothing could detract from the absolutely stunning location and the wonderful sense of privacy and seclusion.

    Reviewed by DuncanJul 2021

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful spot, close to beachs and lovely scenery but cleanliness was great and no instructions on when recycling or rubbish needs to be put out or where."

    Better instructions would be great.

    Reviewed by RizwahJun 2021

  • "Lively property in a stunning location."

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2021

  • "The farmhouse is in a wonderful location, albeit up a narrow track from the main road."

    Views perfect on every side. The house was welcoming & clean. And it had everything we could think of... We really tried hard to find something it didn't have but we failed! It is roomy & cosy at the same time - there are coat hooks in the utility which is a perfect drying room and just off the hall from the back door. The woodburners work well & the kitchen is big enough to cook, eat, plan trips and play cards while looking across at the mountains & appreciating the woodburner! Garden is enclosed & the two dogs enjoyed the space (front and back) while looking through the fence at the sheep. Outdoor BBQ works well & garden table & chairs v comfy & in the sun before midday. All in all a wonderful location & accommodation for a restful & restorative family break (5 adults & 2 hounds). Just superb.

    Reviewed by GaynorApr 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful location."

    Cottage was really spacious and well appointed. Garden is enclosed but not secure enough to allow a tenacious terrier to be left in garden un- supervised.

    Reviewed by KateApr 2021

  • "The cottage and setting met all expectations."

    The one thing I would change is the time of booking in ( currently 5pm) and booking out ( 10am) . Usual checking in/ out times are 12pm. We did feel that we’d lost a day. In future I won’t book until times are confirmed. Beautiful place.

    Reviewed by NicolaDec 2020

  • "A beautiful house in a stunning location."

    It's a lot bigger than we thought it would be, and the views are just incredible. We arrived in the dark, so to open the curtains in the bedroom the next morning and be rewarded with such a spectacular vista was something we'll remember for a long time. The house itself is extremely comfortable, cosy and well appointed. We will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by OsianNov 2020

  • "Great stay for a quiet relaxing holiday."

    "Cottage" is fabulous and the location with the views over the estuary stunningly superb. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by NormanOct 2020

  • "Had a fabulous mini break here."

    The views are stunning, very quiet just you and the sheep. Great location The house is lovely, bigger than it looks, very spacious, comfortable, warm, clean, well equipped, WiFi, free view tv, well equipped kitchen, wood burners. Enclosed garden for the dog. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely, but I did feel it could have been cleaned more thoroughly, in particular the kitchen."

    The toilets also require maintenance as they are constantly running water. I think a few more homely touches around the cottage would be lovely, it did feel a bit bare.

    Thank you for your feedback and for your kind words on the Farmhouse. We have now had the loos adjusted and have added a few homely touches. We do endeavor to ensure that the property is thoroughly cleaned before all visits. We hope you stay again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnnaSep 2020

  • "We had a very enjoyable week at Cefn Gwyn, the property itself was very clean and comfortable."

    The facilities were very good in the house and the garden areas were ample and secure for our cocker spaniel to play safely. The location of the property allowed for superb views up and down the estuary and was really very beautiful and relaxing, the only noises being the sheep or the cows. Our thanks to Lee and Ian for helping to make our stay a pleasant and comfortable experience. The location of the property allows for good access to the surrounding area, being near to many popular places. Overall we had a very comfortable,relaxing and pleasant stay. We would certainly use Cefn Gwyn as a base again if we were revisiting the area. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by JonathanSep 2020

  • "One of the loveliest properties we've ever stayed in."

    The location was wonderful, with beautiful views from every window. The interiors were fantastic, and very stylish as well as comfortable. The area is one we know well and there is so much to do including Portmerion which you can see across the estuary from the house. Highly recommended. Very helpful manager too.

    Reviewed by AilsaAug 2020

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The property

Harlech 3.2 miles.

A truly exceptional base for your exploration of the coast and countryside of Wales, Cefn Gwyn promises to be the ultimate holiday home for a relaxing retreat with your loved ones.

Encompassed by exceptional views and sitting in a remote location within the Snowdonia National Park, this countryside cottage is one you'll be sure to want to return to.

Warm up in the winter months by cosying up beside the woodburning stove in the sitting room, the family gathered together for a relaxing evening in, while in the summer months, the enclosed garden makes the perfect space to enjoy the fresh countryside air with the barbecue offering alfresco dining options.

For more formal occasions, take a seat at the dining table in the kitchen/diner while toasting to a wonderful holiday, the aromas of your favourite foods filling the room as they simmer on the hob; this room is sure to be the hub of your holiday with plenty of space for all to unwind next to the second stove of the house.

Seek comfort in one of four fabulous bedrooms at the end of each day; on the ground floor you will find a charming room with a daybed, conveniently doubling up as a space for the little ones to relax too, while on the first floor rests two king-size rooms and also a twin, all presenting tasteful neutral tones as well as beautiful views to wake up to each morning.

Start your day with the option of the bathroom or ground-floor shower room, both spacious spots letting you prepare for your day in style and luxury before heading out to explore Wales.

The local area of Ynys is extremely idyllic, with the property benefiting from sitting on the coastal footpath so you can take a stroll to explore this beautiful area before getting in the car and taking a scenic drive to nearby Harlech; famed for its imposing 13th century castle, here you can find a selection of shops and eateries, as well as it being a popular destination with avid golfers with the Royal St. David's course being here, or for family time together, spend a day on the golden sands of the beach where you'll be sure to make everlasting memories.

Be sure to make the most of your desirable location within the Snowdonia National Park, with Mount Snowdon being worth tackling for its rewarding views at the top, you can even take the mountain railway to the top to see the sights from a different angle.

In the best position for a relaxing escape to Wales, Cefn Gwyn is a marvellous choice for your next countryside retreat.


  • Over two floors
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x king-size, 1 x twin, 1 x ground-floor daybed
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating and 2 x woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and logs for fire including kindling and lighters inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Lawn and gravelled garden with furniture and barbecue
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Shop 2.8 miles, pub 2.3 miles
  • Note: There is a step up into kitchen/diner and additional steps on the first floor, please take care

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About the location


Barmouth 11 miles; Porthmadog 10 miles.

Situated in a magnificent position between the mountains and the sea, the delightful small town of Harlech is dominated by its majestic 13th century castle. Harlech Castle is recognised as the most impressive of all those built in North Wales by Edward I and has World Heritage status. The town is very popular with golfers, who come to enjoy the famous Royal St. Davids course, whilst the beautiful sandy beach is wonderful for family fun and long walks. Harlech offers an excellent variety of amenities including some good quality restaurants, whilst the whole of the Snowdonia National Park, together with the sandy beaches of Cardigan Bay, are all within easy reach.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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