- Off road parking
- Ground floor accommodation
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
54 Customer Reviews
"Location is absolutely amazing and the facilities are superb."
Second visit there and will hopefully return. The views are amazing. The only negative is the 17.00 time to get in, this really is too late especially in the winter when it’s dark.
"Diolch yn fawr iawn!"
! Thank you ever so much for a wonderful stay at Cefn Gwyn. It is so generous of you to share such a wonderful property in such an amazing location with others. I could move in tomorrow it is such an amazing place. The welcome hamper from Y Groser Harlech was an added bonus. We tried to rebook for next year but it was already let. I can see why people keep coming back. We will certainly keep an eye on future availibility. Diolch o galon.
"The family sat down on our last day and had a chat about the holiday we had just had and the house."
We came away with two words for the house "It's Perfect", the pictures do not do the property justice, its a beautiful, well maintained property and in a stunning location. Going later on in the year, it was amazingly equipped for everything thing we did - go for a muddy walk, don't worry you have a huge utility room that can handle clothes, boots and a dog with ease. Come home and want a nice fire on, don't worry you've got enough kindling and wood to keep you going for a month. Arrive late on the first day and need to get some essentials - don't worry a lovely welcome basket and milk in the fridge is waiting for you. It really is a wonderful holiday home and our family are so pleased that we spent a wonderful half term in it. The bedrooms have wonderful views as does the well thought out and protected from the elements garden seating area. Honestly, we were heart broken that its fully booked next year otherwise we would have booked it again. Its on our favourites list, and if your reading this - it should be on yours too!
"We have visited 3 times and loved every minute."
Great cottage, lovely location, spacious, and warm.
"Beautiful peaceful location."
Would benefit from a cafetier to make it perfect
"Great location and views."
Nice size. Found the property clean and tidy. Shame check-in has to be so late at 5pm, as we'd driven 6 hrs to get there, and 5pm is really late. Nice touch with the welcome basket. Negatives. Shame there are only 2 sofas in the sitting room, as if there were more than 4 of us, it would be a squash. The dining table in the kitchen isn't the most comfortable area to sit with metal chairs and bench seats. Even some cushions would make it more comfortable and put some pads on the chair feet to stop them screeching on the floor. The main bathroom really could do with redecorating, as it's a bit scruffy and overall, we found the bed linnen tired and in need of replacement, as the duvets fell out, and the pillow cases were falling off too. Hopefully we left the house as tidy as we found it.
"Absolutely fabulous property - suited us down to the ground!"
! You nearly acquired a new dog - Daisy was so reluctant to leave! The views are stunning, with or without the spectacular sunsets......... the accommodation was great, and everyone was able to spread out..... Only two downsides - we couldn't book for the same week next year (someone beat us to it......), ...... and we would have liked to know a bit more about the property itself. It obviously has an interesting history - do you have a scrapbook of it's transformation or something you can leave for interested visitors??
"Absolutely fantastic cottage in a beautiful, peaceful location."
The cottage had a modern feel with a lot of lovely original features. It was spotlessly clean on arrival and the welcome hamper was a lovely gesture…thank you. We had a fantastic stay as a family of five and our fur babies. There was plenty to keep everyone happy with walks through the gate for the dogs to playing on the beach for the four year old. We went crabbing at Porthmadog, picnicking down at the estuary and spent some time on Harlech beach.
"The property benefits from 3 large bedrooms, 1 large bathroom upstairs and 1 toilet shower room downstairs and 1 small toilet upstairs, living room and kitchen are good size for a large family."
Good Enclosed gardens front and rear for dogs or children to run around, a nice touch was a basket of welcoming goodies well appreciated, also a 2 pint of milk in fridge, surrounding area was full with sheep and cows which is lovely to see but had to drive some distance to let dogs off for runs, there is a nice long walk way that follows the estuary but dogs need to be on leads because of sheep, but it is a good long walk, a great get away and we'll out the way of traffic noise and people, we'll enjoy it.
"Ideal secure garden for dogs."
Kitchen well equipped. Brilliant location & great views. Ideal comfortable property for holidays. Thank you for a lovely clean cottage. Had a great holiday.
Well maintained, very clean and comfortable.
"Wonderful house in a wonderful location with everything we could possibly need."
Hot weather whilst we were there, we enjoyed sitting out in the garden under the parasol to make the most of the beautiful scenery. Would love to return at some point and share the experience with the rest of the family.
"Our first time at Cefn Gwyn although we are long term visitors to Ynys and Harlech."
Cefn Gwyn exceeded our expectations as our family holiday home for 2023 in terms of location, size, cleanliness and facilities. The house is beautiful and we will definitely be back!
"My friends and I had a fantastic weekend break in your property, it was extremely comfortable and a home from home."
Amazing views from the property and enjoyed the fact we could literally find a footpath from the bottom of the garden.
"Had a lovely stay in a real peaceful property."
Really couldn't recommend this place enough. Lovely walks. Great local people. Great facilities. Everything we needed was provided to enjoy stay. It's the 1st time our dog has settled straight away in a property we have stayed in. She really loved just staring out of window in living room. Will most definitely will be booking again for next year hopefully. A big thank you from all our family. Just the break we required . Thank you Stephen.
"Superb, roomy cottage in a wonderful location."
Views & walks from the cottage were stunning. Had a really chilled-out week.
"Perfect stay in everyway."
Such a lovey property. Beautiful setting, surrounded by fields and sheep. Soo Peaceful, stayed for a week but wanted to stay forever. Highly recommend this property. From the garden you can see views of Portmeirion, the tip of snowdon and at night you can see Harlech Castle with it's lights. We even had the pleasure to meet some locals who were soo friendly and bent over backwards to help us . This is because we were unfortunate to breakdown just 200yards from the property itself. This was after a 4hour drive to get there. Breakdown service originally informed us we had a 5hr wait. So we decided to call a local taxi to pick us up to take us and the dog with shopping to the property. The gentleman was soo kind he even went back to fetch some jump leads to see if that helped. However car needed repairs. Not long after the local pick up/Garage came to collect car. Between them both they done all they could to make sure we were safe and happy where we were staying. A MASSIVE Thank You to all involved in making us feel welcome. If the owners read this and know who these lovely people are.... please pass on our gratitude as will always remember how they made our holiday that little bit extra special. We will definitely be coming back to stay here again , can't wait !
"Stunning cottage beautiful location."
Only fault five oclock check in is to late especially if you have young children.
"Fabulous house in amazing location !"
Every detail thought of , even dog bowls out ready for our furry ones ! Really clean and well maintained to a really high standard, spacious and very comfortable . Nothing negative to say about this property , 5 star ! We will be back !
"Very happy with our stay."
The property was clean and comfortable, easy to get to and a great base to explore Snowdonia. The hamper on arrival was greatly appreciated too. A few minor things that could be addressed for the next people staying - we needed some oven gloves, the toaster needs replacing (only one side works & is slow) and need wall mounted loo roll holders. Thank you very much :)
"We spent Christmas 2022 (23rd - 27th Dec) at the cottage and it was absolutely wonderful."
We didnt want to go home. There was plenty of room for the 7 of us (5adults & 2children). We had been a little worried about what to bring as the Sykes website was very general but we needn't have worried! Dishwashers tablets, soap, washing powder, handgel, washing up liquid, toilet rolls were all included as well as a lovely little welcome hamper. We literally brought a whole house with us (christmas tree included)!!! but the cottage had plenty of pots, pans and the normal things you might want to make Christmas Dinner with. We did bring an extra crockery set and cutlery which we found useful as it meant we didn't have to run the dishwasher half empty between meals to use again. The showers were lovely and warm with plenty of hot water and the cottage was toasty and was great having the fires. Everything in the cottage was wonderfully thought out, spacious bedrooms, gorgeous views and we would definitely stay again. For others staying, taking the following items was really helpful: *extra crockery (if travelling as a 7) *extra cutlery *a few extra loo rolls (6 were provided but we brought a couple extra) *cleaning spray *arm chair (this may seem excessive lol but we found an extra chair in the living room allowed us all to sit more comfortably as we had an 80yr old with us - we were lucky and had a van to transport Christmas to Wales!) Also beware! On the way up to the cottage, up the single track, on the left hand side after a tight corner there is a white rock that sticks out a little. We unfortunately burst a tyre on it and luckily managed to get someone out late on Christmas eve. They mentioned having been called out for that rock before! There were a couple of minor issues that the owners may want to repair: *the taps weren't working well on the bath which meant we had to fill with the shower head attached to the tap to bath the little ones. The temperatures fluctuated greatly on this and could have resulted in one of the little ones being scalded. *pop up plug in downstairs bathroom sink kept getting stuck *hoover didn't work too well, it didn't seem to be blocked. Overall, we had an absolutely wonderful stay and would definitely stay again and wish we had booked longer. Thank you so much for making our Christmas.
"We had such a lovely break."
The property was clean, well presented and laid out. Thank you for the basket of goodies, a very sweet touch. Our only regret was not booking 2 weeks rather than one. Thank you.
"On arrival we were impressed by the overall look and Location when we entered the cottage the wow factor hit ."
. So much space we'll equipped, All the rooms we're lovely and clean.. Cant wait to return.. Just one niggle temperamental Bath shower valve..but it didn't spoil the soak.. Thankyou all from Cefn Gywn
"All was good in the cottage apart from the broken shower attachment in the bath."
A few more cups would be good .
"Really enjoyed our week."
Lovely property and stunning location. Enclosed garden - great for small children, ample parking and unbeatable views including the sky at night. Clean throughout and modern appliances. Upstairs loo needs a little attention - flush has a tendency to keep running but plenty of hot water which isn't always the case in holiday properties. There were a few (minor) things that could be added to make it a 5 star experience (eg outdoor washing line, extra garden chair - there are only 6, a second key, more glasses/cutlery/large mugs, bin bags), also 5pm check-in is very late especially with children Overall the property was very comfortable, lounge rather cramped for 7 but we were lucky with the weather so we were outside as much as possible. Sykes were unhelpful when we had to make a change to the booking following a bereavement and this added to the distress at a particularly difficult time. Also, sending info via email during the holiday itself was unhelpful - this is a place to detox and turn off electronic communication, not to check emails. Overall, loved our week and would certainly consider a return.
"Nice, roomy house in a beautiful setting."
The house had everything we needed (although it would be better if there was facial tissue and more toilet paper).
.very comfortable...enjoyed the surroundings and views...great place to spend time with family...house was clean and fresh...couldn't fault the property...kitchen facilities were excellent plenty of cutlery and crockery...didn't use the cooker so can't comment on that...bbq was great...overall we had a great time
"The property exceeded our expectations, and the location was priceless."
Everything was catered for, including our dogs! We had a wonderful family break and were even lucky with the Welsh weather! Only one small issue that the owners may not be aware of, the small upstairs toilet cistern runs continuously if you don't jiggle with the handle. Would definitely recommend this property!
"Beautiful property in a beautiful location."
Spacious, well equipped and spotlessly clean. Fantastic views and easy to get to many great places in North and Mid Wales. Very hard to fault!
"Booked this property because it looked like a beautiful house with great views and location."
It’s actually all of that and so much more. The house is right on the Welsh Coast Path and so has immediate good walking from the door. The views from every window and the garden are stunning, looking out over estuary, fields and mountains. It is very peaceful and private but with great access to places to visit. The house is very well equipped, comfortable, warm and spotlessly clean. Thoroughly recommend Cefn Gwyn and would definitely go back.
"If I could stay here forever I would."
Lovely quirky house in a truly beautiful location. The views from the garden and the bedroom windows are amazing and the only sounds are sheep and birds. The house is comfortably furnished and the kitchen well equipped. The provision of bread milk and cake etc was most welcome.
"The beautiful cottage exceeded our expectations."
It had everything we needed for our stay and we really appreciated the extra touches of food left for us when we arrived.
"Great cottage in a stunning location."
There was every facility you could think of. House was beautifully clean and comfortable. Will definitely book again.
"Gorgeous cottage, lovely scenery, couldn’t have asked for more."
"Ok, so we usually holiday in Cornwall but thought it would make a nice change to try North Wales as I have not been there since I was a child."
The house was beautiful, super clean, had all the facilities we required. The views from the house were amazing, the location was blissfully quiet which was just what we needed. We have fallen in love with Wales and will be returning, thank you!!
"A fabulous cottage."
Clearly it’s been well tended and was spotless on our arrival. Loads of space for all the family and dogs. A 5 minute walk down to the waters edge with stunning views of Snowdon etc. The perfect home to relax in for a week. We’ll certainly be heading back when it’s next free!
"We are just back from a lovely 2 day stay."
We took our own goodies but to be greeted with milk, cake, eggs, bread & cheese was a lovely surprise! The house was warm, clean and perfect for Poppy & Hugo
"Fantastic place to stay."
.. very clean and comfortable....nice and quiet and beautiful views...highly reccomend...
"Great spacious cottage in a stunning location."
Comfortably furnished and well equipped.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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.
"Lively property in a stunning location."
"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.
"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.
"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.
"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!
"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.
"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.
"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
"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.
"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.
- 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
- 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
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.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.
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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