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Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Very good value for money property Outstanding view of Barmouth from back of bungalow"

    Reviewed by Tony3.8Nov 2023

  • "Exceptionally clean, fully equipped, set in a quiet road only 10 minutes walk to the beach, friendly neibours, would recommend Hafod Y Gors."

    Sykes cottages booking system very straight forward, no problems at all,

    Reviewed by Cynthia5.0Oct 2023

  • "Very nice property, comfortable and restful."

    There are a few things that need attention, but the owner is aware of these, they are only minor things. We do hope to return in the new year, we will see how things go at home.

    Reviewed by Ted5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely little house by the sea."

    Every thing you need in this little cosy house. Enclosed back garden overlooking the mountains was amazing witha morning brew. Eggs and milk on arrival was a nice touch, after a drive you don't have to worry about milk for a nice cup of tea. Will be looking at my calendar to book my next stay.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely peaceful with beautiful scenery."

    Well equipped and very clean. Friendly local people.

    Reviewed by Gill4.7May 2023

  • "What an absolute little gem of a property."

    We took a last minute break so we got this property for a steal, so I didn’t have high expectations, but I wasn’t really expecting such a well appointed home. When I read the other reviews they said this place has everything you need, they really weren’t lying. There’s coffee and tea and condiments and all the crockery and cutlery and utensils you could ever need (a knife sharpener would be a bonus) so no need to bring anything. There was even foil and cling film and Tupperware to use. They supply you with loo rolls and kitchen towels and tea towels and bath towels, everything you could ever need. There’s blankets to snuggle up on the sofa with and even board games for those rainy nights. I bought an os map with me and decided to leave it there for the next occupiers to use. The place suited mum and I as it had two adult bedrooms (rather than a double and a bunk room) and we were both very comfortable. I read some comments about the bathroom being a little dated, so I was pleasantly surprised to find a brand new refurbished suite! I don’t know how the owners managed to fit everything they did in that small room without it feeling cramped, but they did! The only thing that would have been handy is some hooks on the doors and maybe a suction hook for the shower screen for the hanging of towels. Also, could the owners put a squeegee in the bathroom to use after your shower. We like to use one after every shower to avoid water staining and makes it easier to clean on the last day (we hope we left it as clean as we found it ☺️) A couple of tips: 1. We found the hot water a little tricky to work using the timer, but because the shower is electric, you only need it on for a short while to have enough for the washing up or a bath so it’s better just to turn it on with the switch and off straight after to avoid wasting electricity. 2. Make an effort to go to the little Fairbourne railway on your first day and add the gift aid option when asked, which gives you unlimited travel on it for a year (just go to the booth each time to register your travel and don’t lose your original ticket). We used it four times to either shorten the journey across to Barmouth or to shorten the return. And it was just a pleasant experience to ride it, so why not! We ended up not using our car for the whole week as we could get everywhere we wanted via foot/boat/train (big and small). 3. The shop in the town really has everything and was better stocked than most village stores I’ve been to and the breakfast at the little chippy was just the ticket to set you up for the day. 4. Penrhyn bar and grill is a great little village pub with a real community feel. We went on three occasions and it was always bustling and friendly (we met an amazing and huge dog called idris with the most amazing eyes!) 5. Get a heads up of the tide times and plan your [dog] walks accordingly as there really is no sandy aread for about 1-2 hours before high tide and 1-2 hours after. 6. If you fancy something a bit different or fancy for dinner, try foxglove restaurant in Barmouth. It’s fully vegan (I’m not!) but the food was exquisite. You get a set ‘5 course’ meal prepared by Luke which uses the most fresh and wonderful ingredients. I’ve never seen or tasted anything like it before. It’s all locally sourced (where possible), foraged and organic produce so it’s ethical, which makes you feel a bit smug. It wasn’t the most filling food and it is expensive, but what an experience! And they welcome dogs like family friends so it’s a real must for adventurous animal lovers! We got the train back at 21:46 after a cocktail at a pub called The Tilman which I also highly recommend. Everyone we met was so friendly and everyone loved our two dogs. I would definitely consider coming back here again!

    Reviewed by Gina4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had such a lovely holiday at Hafod-y-Gors."

    The weather was the very best ever, and we have been coming to Fairbourne and Barmouth too many years to remember. We loved this compact bungalow. Immaculately clean and well presented. Comfy beds. Lovely big enclosed garden for our Whippet. Yes the bathroom hasnt been refurbished yet, but it is clean and functional, and the shower was fine for me and Ive got long hair which takes a while to wash and rinse. Please owners, if you do reniew the bathroom can you keep the bath please, and just put a shower over? I was cold one evening after swimming and a lovely bath warmed me up! We loved your bungalow so much we have booked it for next summer!! Thanks.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Aug 2022

  • "Nice and quiet, own garden and a wonderful view on the back."

    The winter garden on the back is particular nice. Kitchen and bath are clean but got old.

    Reviewed by Johanna4.7Aug 2022

  • "Very comfortable and clean."

    Enjoyed our stay. Only downside was the shower was quite poor.

    Thank you for your feedback, and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We have been planning to refurbish the bathroom including installing an electric shower in a cubicle and full wall and floor tiling. The start had to be postponed several times because of covid restrictions, and we are hoping to be able to carry out the work in the coming winter. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jul 2022

  • "An excellent property extremely clean and fully equipped with everything we could want."

    The garden was lovely and very safe for our dogs. The little conservatory at the back was a lovely place to sit and watch the sun set. We were very pleased and enjoyed our stay. Would recommend this property

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "Fantastic. beautiful scenery."

    quiet. Friendly neighbours. Horses in field at back of property, lovely to watch. Everything you need.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0May 2022

  • "First of all thanks to the owner for making the garden secure !"

    .There is now fencing and a gate at the side which gives peace of mind. The property was comfortable although sofa could do with replacing as it has dropped on the right side. Beds were brilliant !! we both slept well. Neighbours were friendly as were the people in the village and to top that a fantastic beach.

    Reviewed by jeffery4.7Apr 2022

  • "The property was very comfortable (especially the beds!"

    ). The kitchen was very well equipped. Sadly the weather was rubbish but I think that's out of your control.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Dec 2021

  • "Perfectly situated with stunning views over mountains and Mawddach Estuary."

    Very comfortable and well kitted out holiday let. Owner was incredibly helpful and flexible when I needed to stay on longer. Would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Jo-anne5.0Nov 2021

  • "The back garden needs making secure dogs can easily wonder away Also the front conservatory was leaking."

    Reviewed by Andrea4.7Sep 2021

  • "The bungalow was too small for 4 adults, and not secure for dogs."

    The lounge was very small, and furniture not comfortable.Also on an estate of similar properties, picture does not show this. Toilet flush was damaged too. After a week near Bala at Tryweryn cottage we were disappointed. Fairbourne is very sadly run down and neglected. We feel the bungalow is overpriced and will not return to the property or the village.

    Reviewed by Christine3.1Sep 2021

  • "We had a comfortable, peaceful stay at Hafod y Gors with our two dogs."

    The place was spotless. We were even lucky with some good weather for a few days, with lots of great places to see. The views from the bungalow are absolutely stunning. We loved sitting in the rear conservatory, so peaceful. The only thing that would have made our stay excellent and relaxed would have been to have the garden fully enclosed, with a side gate and stock fencing at the bottom of the garden to prevent dogs from going into the ditch. A broom would be good to sweep up grass cuttings in the conservatory. Overall we had a great time and would like to return there soon.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Sep 2021

  • "The property was very clean and mostly comfy not too keen on the very hard sofa in the lounge, but the one in the conservatory was excellent and with great views its where we were most of the time when we were in."

    The property was has been updated and is in good order the only disappointment was the shower. There was everything required for an excellent week personally I would have preferred a washer rather than a dish washer which we never used. Great to have eggs and milk left for us to use. Great area, the shops are good as is the chip shop and pub, very quiet and everyone was very friendly. Super base for walking or visiting and the backdrop of the mountains was amazing.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.4Sep 2021

  • "It was very clean so no complaints there specially with pets allowed."

    The property could do with some updating specially the shower and the boiler . The grass was cut but the clippings were not collected making impossible to use the garden or let the dogs out as they were covered in bits . It is a very natural area with birds and sheep’s frequently visiting the property

    Reviewed by Virginie4.1Jul 2021

  • "As mentioned by other visitors, the garden is not secure and the long grass at the back made picking up after the dog difficult Apart from these minor points we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Jul 2021

  • "The bungalow was very homely and very well equipped."

    It was spotlessly clean, small but felt bigger especially with the two conservatories. The large bed was very comfortable and had a view of horses grazing over the estuary. We could hear a pin drop - it’s so peaceful. The ten minute walk to the beach was well worth it, large and virtually empty. There is a shop, chippy and pub within walking distance and friendly neighbours. The walk over to Barmouth and ferry ride back was great. We had a relaxing few days and would return.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Bungalow was very comfortable and well equipped."

    Beautiful views from the rear conservatory. The property is listed as dog friendly but would benefit from the rear side access being secure as it is open at present. This allowed wandering sheep and a dog to use the back garden. All in all a nice property to holiday in and a great location for the area.

    Reviewed by Phillip4.4Jun 2021

  • "This property does what it was supposed to do."

    Dogs - adults and children even - can not currently be contained within the garden. I'm sure guests would prefer to know that.

    Reviewed by Andy3.8May 2021

  • "A fabulous bungalow in a great location & fabulous views , with everything you need for a relaxing break."

    A great base to explore to coast and countryside. Handy to have local facilities ie shop baker and butchers and of course the chippy only a short walk away. Information re bin day would be useful and what to recycle. Need to ensure Hot tap in bathroom Is turned off. A great break ... Maggie & Len Birmingham

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Quiet area. Easy to walk to beach, pub and shop, curry take out and chippy. No washing machine but launderette very near,again walkable. Had a super stay here . looking out at the mountains truly breathtaking!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2020

  • "We have been really blessed in managing to spend a week at Hanford-y-Gors and would happily stayed longer."

    The house has just been refurbished so everything is brand new. The two conservatories are a bonus, with amazing views from most windows; including horses, sheep and cattle grazing beyond the garden. The furniture and beds were very comfortable and the house was warm and cosy. The kitchen was well equipped, new and very clean. Our only issue was the hot tap on the bathroom sink, which was difficult to turn off, a very minor point. In terms of future developments, a guide to the property, mentioning key points such as waste collection arrangements, heating controls, local doctors or health centre contact numbers etc would be useful and beneficial to guests. Parking was easy, with plenty of space to park in the bays opposite the property. The local area is stunning, we would recommend this property to anyone who likes walking, as there is an abundance of walking routes either from Fairbourne or a short drive or train ride away. The Talyllyn and Fairbourne railways are both worth a visit. The Penrhyn Grill on Beach Road and the Fish and Chip shop by the railway station both offer great food at a reasonable price. We have no hesitation in thoroughly recommending this property and wish the Owners well in this exciting venture.

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Aug 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) and 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Second sitting room
  • Electric heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, Smart TV, sound system and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Well-behaved pets welcome
  • Front and rear lawned areas
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: There is a step up from the conservatory to the sitting room please take care
  • Note: There is a shallow unfenced drainage channel in the reeds beyond the rear lawn

The property

Sitting within a quiet cul-de-sac in the desirable seaside village of Fairbourne, home to the much celebrated Fairbourne Steam Railway, Hafod-y-Gors offers the ultimate holiday home from which to discover both the delights of the countryside and coast of Wales.

A semi-detached bungalow with spectacular mountain views and a range of amenities just a short walk away, it's sure to be a holiday to remember with your loved ones.

Enjoy settling down each evening in front of the electric fire as you watch all your favourite shows on the television for a relaxing night in, the homely aura of the room bringing a sense of serenity, or for the avid twitcher, make your way into the plush second sitting room, where a sofa awaits you to settle down and make the most of your beautiful views and the nature that inhabits it, and enjoy watching the sun set with a glass of wine.

The kitchen offers all you could need for a week-long stay, modest but well-equipped, this stylish spot provides all the essentials for whipping up your favourite meals, the sunny dining room making the ultimate spot to come together and toast to a terrific holiday.

When it comes time to rest, choose from either a super-king-size bed conveniently doubling up as a twin on request, with views over the beautiful back garden and the wonder beyond, or the double room giving you easy access into the conservatory; each room offers a homely aura and a snug spot to rest each day.

Begin each day with either a relaxing bath or a refreshing shower in the gleaming bathroom, before soaking up the beauty of the area on the front lawn.

A short stroll will bring you to the centre of the village, where you can find all the shops you could need for a self-catered stay, as well as a bar and restaurant for celebrating any special occasions.

Enjoy a game of golf at the local course, before exploring the wonder of the historical landmark known as the Dragon's Teeth, resting amongst the family-friendly beach.

For a more relaxing day out, take a stroll along the Victorian Barmouth Railway Bridge and soak up the scenery of the Mawddach Estuary before exploring the excitement of The Dragon Theatre, a converted chapel where you can watch films and shows, as well as there being various events here throughout the year.

Be sure to venture into the National Park too, where you can experience mountain-top views like never before, the perfect challenge for the avid ambler, or take the train to the peak of Snowdon to experience the wonder from a different view.

Offering access to Portmeirion, Porthmadog, and much more, Hafod-y-Gors is the ultimate choice for your seaside escape to Wales.

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About the location


  • Dolgellau 9 miles
  • Barmouth 13 miles
  • Aberdovey 15 miles

Fairbourne is a seaside village in the Snowdonia National Park, which nestles between the beautiful Cambrian Mountains and Barmouth Bay. This coastal village rests beside a huge sandy beach, perfect for family fun and watersports. It is also home to the Fairbourne nature reserve. The well-known town of Barmouth, with its pubs, restaurants and beautiful beach, is only ten minutes away by train, or why not take a leisurely walk over the well-known Victorian Barmouth Railway Bridge with stunning views of Mawddach Estuary. The whole region offers excellent walks, mountain biking and watersports, boasts a variety of wild flowers, and is home to many species of birds that flock to the area's sheltered beaches and rock pools. Discover Dolgellau and delightful Aberdovey, and visit the magnificent sights of medieval Harlech Castle, Portmeirion Italianate Village and the wonderful Snowdonia National Park, all within a short drive. With plenty to see and do, this is a fantastic year-round holiday location.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas