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Rhos Wen

Llanfair, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1008992)


(26 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Great place to stay"

    Reviewed by GaryJun 2022

  • "Lovely clean and spacious property with great views ..."

    Lovely clean and spacious property with great views A short walk to the dog friendly beach Will recommend and return one day Garry and Carol - May 2022

    Reviewed by GarryMay 2022

  • "Fabulous property, very spacious, light and airy with fantastic views - especially from the strategically placed chair on the landing."

    It is situated just a 10 minute walk from the lovely Llandanwg beach. The house is very well equipped and a folder provides instructions and information on everything you may need. The toys were an unexpected surprise and well used by my granddaughter (so much so it was a job to tear her away to go out!) Absolutely beautiful gardens with plenty of seating. The locally made Bara Brith left for us by the owners was one of the best I have ever tasted (and I’ve tasted a few in the 40 years I’ve been visiting Harlech!) If you are looking for a comfortable “home from home” for your getaway then Rhos Wen is the place to go!

    Reviewed by VanessaMay 2022

  • "Absolutely loved our stay in this property."

    Well placed for the beach and scenic walks. Beds were comfortable- will definitely book again!

    Reviewed by JuliaApr 2022

  • "We loved this holiday cottage."

    It felt like home and was a great base for exploring Snowdonia and North Wales. The beds were very comfortable and the whole cottage was clean. There was a lot of space for the family to relax and enjoy the spectacular views over Shell Island and the Lleyn Peninsular. The garden is small, but lovely and is fully enclosed for dogs (although there is a low gate which some dogs might be able to jump over). The smart TV and Wii were loved by all the guests, cuddling up on the sofas in front of the wood burning stove. We also loved the many games, books, jigsaws, toys and DVDs which were available. The kitchen was well stocked and has a large fridge and freezer, as well as a washing machine and coffee machine. They only negatives were that we had trouble fitting the plates and bowls in the dish washer and found that the oven trays were a bit greasy - not great for us vegetarians as they smelt of meat! Also, we were a bit disappointed that the telescope was not in the cottage, despite it being in the photographs. But, despite these few niggles, we had a super holiday at Rhos Wen and will definitely be booking again!

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2022

  • "A lovely well equipped home, great location for getting about with brilliant views from the property, would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by ElaineDec 2021

  • "Lovely week with family and friends, great location for exploring the local coastal path"

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2021

  • "We had a problem with the blind in the kitchen, rang the owner and she sent someone round within half hour, the couple that came were the folks who clean and look after the property."

    Lovely couple and resolved the blind problem and showed us how to work the microwave! The property was excellent, bigger than the photos show, everything was perfect. Not surprised it's a popular property

    Reviewed by PaulineOct 2021

  • "Rhos Wen is a beautiful place to stay, that was booked 12months ago."

    We booked 3 with Sykes Cottages, but when we needed assistance and understanding with our Grange Over Sands holiday in March Sykes were terrible, afraid we can't recommend you.

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2021

  • "Great location, a bit of a walk back from the beach after having fun with two young grandchildren, but not too far, and it meant they were hungry for their tea cooked in a well equipped kitchen while they played with the games that were provided."

    We had a lovely week that was definitely enhanced by staying in a great house.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2021

  • "What a beautiful house absolutely had everything we needed and more."

    Harlech beach fantastic for dogs and us humans plus really great base for exploring a fab part of Wales…would highly recommend thank you

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2021

  • "The cottage was extremely well equipped, especially for the toddler we had with us."

    So many extras we hadn’t expected. Very generous owners.

    Reviewed by SuzannaJun 2021


    TO THE TUNE OF "MEN OF HARLECH" Folk of Britain stop your dreaming Visit Rhos Wen where it's gleaming The welcome there had us beaming Once we got inside A toast unto your cleaner Her efforts were much keener No dust or dirt Your eyes to hurt We didn't even need the vacuum cleaner The view from there was quite astounding It really got our hearts a'pounding 'Til the storm left us floundering By the fireside

    Reviewed by SlyviaMay 2021

  • "Both Sykes and the owners were extremely helpful and friendly."

    The cottage is beautiful, with beautiful views. Will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "Excellent house and great location."

    looking forward to re-booking another stay in the New-Year

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2020

  • "The holiday cottage was lovely - plenty of room, nicely decorated and very comfortable especially the beds."

    Perfect location for walking to the beach and not too far to the other attractions in the Snowdonia National Park. We enjoyed many scenic walks courtesy of the National Trust. We appreciated the welcome pack on arrival and loved the view from the kitchen and dining room. Some good local eateries on the doorstep, otherwise a very well equipped kitchen for dining in. The place was spotless and has a good COVID 19 action plan in place. Wished we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by KathrynAug 2020

  • "Lovely clean home, excellent communication with the owner on arrival day, and into the holiday when we had car trouble, owners couldn't be more helpful and the neighbours lent a helping hand too!"

    lovely welcome pack on arrival. no concerns with covid as changes have been put in place, re hand sanitiser within the property and fogging between guests. Had a lovely stay very handy for 2 beaches within walking distance, also visited a nearby waterfall which was amazing. Blackrock sands not too far away and ideal as you can drive on the beach and take as much as you want with you in the car. Near to Portmeirion Village too. Would rebook if we go to this area again.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2020

  • "We enjoyed staying at Rhos Wen, it is a warm and comfortable and would gladly recommend to any family looking for a holiday base close to beautiful beaches and Snowdonia National park."

    This is one of the nicest and best equipped cottages we have stayed at and would look forward to staying there again.

    Reviewed by StevenMar 2020

  • "Rhos Wen is one of the nicest holiday cottages my friend and I have been to, within easy reach of many stunning places both coastal and inland."

    As other people have said it was lovely to find bottles of wine, cake and milk waiting for us, and a vase of Japanese Anenomes on the window sill. It is exceptionally well equipped, with basic cooking stuff like oil and salt and spices, as well as cutlery, crockery, pans etc. which was great for the few times we cooked. We loved the small conservatory, which was ideal for relaxing in the late afternoon and evening after a day out; great views over the sea and some spectacular sunsets. We enjoyed watching the birds on the bird feeders which we filled up twice during our stay. The lounge and bedrooms were comfortable and spacious, as was the bathroom. There was nothing negative at all! We'd recommend it to families, as well as adults, as there is an amazing collection of toys and games. (PS the owner was very helpful when we had a minor problem with the television)

    Reviewed by JennySep 2019

  • "The holiday home was really home from home, with a fantastic selection of kitchen equipment, including cleaning materials, that often fall short in holiday lets."

    We enjoyed comfortable beds, and had a plentiful supply of extra bedding, and towels. The cosy living room led onto a bright and airy dining room, that offered beautiful far reaching views across the bay . The location was just right for us, with access to stunning beaches, wonderful views and good local eateries. Last but not least, a big thank you for the thoughtful welcome pack of milk, cake, wine and doggy treats, and to Luke for recommending the Grapes Hotel tasty ribs!

    Reviewed by JudithSep 2019

  • "Well equipped very spacious cottage with views over the bay."

    Very clean and we are looking forward to holidaying there again next year.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week in Rhos Wen."

    The house was exactly as advertised - bright, spacious, clean, quiet and with everything we might need for the week.

    Reviewed by Caitriona NiJul 2019

  • "A very enjoyable stay at Rhos Wen one of the best houses we have rented."

    Attentive owners. Easy booking everything went smoothly. Would return again.

    Reviewed by EJun 2019

  • "Lovely house, great attention to detail."

    Great location, with two lovely beaches walkable from the door. Loved it and definitely hope to return.

    Reviewed by DarrenJun 2019

  • "Set in a quiet cul-de-sac with lovely view of the sea from rear of the property."

    On arrival we had been left a bottle of milk, cake and a bottle of wine which was a lovely gesture from the owner. The accommodation was clean and tidy and well equipped. The beaches were a short drive away and my niece loved going rock pooling on the nearest one to the property. Easy access to Harlech only a 30 minute walk or a short drive away. We had a 3 night stay and this was not enough time to explore all the areas, but we cramped as much as we could in visiting Bamforth, and local places to eat, we would happily stay here again. The weather was dry but not sunny and I can imagine that the scenery would be amazing when the sunshine’s.

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2019

  • "The cottage is spacious and comfortable, nicely decorated and in a great location."

    It is probably the best-equipped cottage we have ever stayed in, it made such a pleasant change to find a kitchen with proper sharp knives, decent cutting boards, good quality pans, lunchboxes, cleaning products and some cooking basics like olive oil, salt, pepper and spices. We appreciated the wine, milk and cake waiting for us on arrival. The beds were very comfortable and it was nice to stay somewhere with a king size bed for a change! The walk down to the beach was short, but steep! Good for building leg muscles! We stayed in March so the log burner was very welcome and we used it every evening.

    SarahMar 2019

  • "Charming place :-) amazing view fresh air"

    Jan 2019

  • "Great location, nice personal touches left for arrival, comfortable, spacious and cosy."

    Oct 2018

  • "Great house presented to a high standard and well equipped."

    A brilliant location to explore the area and amazing view

    Sep 2018

  • "Good location, 15 minute walk to quiet beach with dog friendly section."

    Cottage has all that you need and more for a break with children and dogs. Lovely welcome pack left by the owners too. Highly recommended!

    Sue MorrisAug 2018

  • "Great house, easy to manage, perfect for a holiday (it ‘works’ really well) with all the basics there that you sometimes find you have to buy (e."

    G. sandwich boxes, loo roll, tin foil, washing up liquid etc ...) as well as some really nice personal touches (fishing nets for kids, couple of bottles of wine, lovely Bara Brith, milk in the fridge). Great location with fab views, particularly from the comfy chair on the landing looking out over the sea! We all agreed one of the best holiday cottages we’ve ever rented.

    Aug 2018

  • "Rhos Wen is a lovely place to stay."

    The owners have gone to enormous lengths to meet the anticipated needs of their guests. There were even some welcome treats for the dog. Although the weather wasn't brilliant, we had a fantastic week and were very sorry to leave.

    Aug 2018

  • "Location very good for walkers, light airy and spacious and for us, an older ..."

    Location very good for walkers, light airy and spacious and for us, an older couple, very peaceful with quiet neighbours and we will definitely book again

    Jul 2018

  • "One of the best holiday cottages we have stayed at, lovely house with beautiful views."

    Short walk to one of the nicest beaches.

    Jul 2018

  • "A well appointed cottage with everything you could wish for."

    Appreciated the well stocked basics such as kitchen roll and the clean , fresh condiments and spices were a help with menus. The decor is attractive and areas are well thought out. One comment is that there is a large shower but no bath. There is ample room in the bathroom to have had a good sized bath with shower over. However, this is only a comment, not a criticism to detract from a comfortable cottage. The views from various parts of the house are wonderful.

    Jan 2018

  • "A lovely home and the house owner was extremely helpful"

    Oct 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x king ensuite cloakroom, 1 x twin
  • Two bathrooms: 1 x ground floor bathroom with double shower, loo and basin, 1 x ensuite cloakroom with loo and basin on the first floor
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove.
  • Electric heating, Bed linen and towels provided, Woodburning stove, Fridge / Freezer, Microwave, Coffee Maker, Washing machine, Dishwasher, Flatscreen TV, DVD player, Garden furniture, Enclosed garden with covered pond, Off road parking, Stairgate, Travel Cot (no linen), High chair
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: logs and coal provide for your stay. Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250

The property

Rhos Wen is a lovely family holiday house.

Recently refurbished and redecorated from top to bottom, the owners have created a wonderful, light, airy and comfortable home from home.

On a quiet cul-de-sac in Llanfair, it's less than a five minute drive into the pretty village of Harlech with its' independent shops, bars, cafes and restaurants, and of course the mighty Harlech castle! The contemporary kitchen has all the mod cons and equipment you will need including an electric hob, oven and extractor fan, microwave, fridge / freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine.

You won't mind washing up with the fantastic sea view out of the kitchen window.

The small utility room has a washing machine.

The comfortable sitting room has a wood burning stove, squishy sofas and flatscreen TV and DVD player.

The French doors leading through to the dining room means that you can open up the room if you prefer a more open space.

Sliding patio doors from the dining room leads out to the lawned garden with landscaped beds.

There are three bedrooms.

On the ground floor there is a double bedroom.

Next door there is a bathroom with a loo, wash hand basin and double shower.

There are two further bedrooms upstairs.

One has a king sized bed and ensuite cloakroom with loo and basin, and the other has twin single beds.

Outside there is a small lawned garden to the front and and enclosed lawned garden at the back with lovely sea views across the rooftops.

There is private parking for three cars at the front of the house on the drive.

The heating is by electric heaters.

There is a wood burning stove in the sitting room.

The initial basket of logs is provided.

Rhos Wen is less than a ten minute walk to a Blue Flag beach with miles and miles of golden sands backed by the glorious dunes.

A five minute drive in the opposite direction takes you to the stunning village of Llanbedr - a picture postcard village - and Shell Island.

A little further on is the pretty town of Barmouth where you can enjoy a more traditional seaside day out, riding on the donkeys and eating candyfloss.

You'll be hard pushed to fit in all of that the region has to offer...so you might need to come back again!

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

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About the location


Harlech 1.4 miles; Barmouth 11 miles; Porthmadog 13 miles.

The pretty village of Llanfair has an impressive location, quietly nestling between the foothills of the Rhinog mountains and the stunning golden beach of Harlech, whilst also providing panoramic views over Shell Island and Cardigan Bay. Boasting its own mild climate due to its unusual positioning, and an exciting array of wildlife and birds including soaring buzzards, this traditional village is an ideal base for wonderful scenic walks in the surrounding countryside. The small town of Harlech, which is a World Heritage Site is only 1.4 miles away and is dominated by its majestic 13th Century castle. Popular with golfers due to its famous Royal St. David's course, Harlech also boasts an excellent variety of amenities, including some good quality restaurants. Located within the Snowdonia National Park and on the beautiful Cardigan Bay, this is a fantastic holiday location at any time of the year.

Region Information

Note: The heating is by electric heaters. There is a wood burning stove in the sitting room (Coal and logs provided for your stay).
Note: There is no 'family' bathroom on the first floor, only the ensuite cloakroom in the double bedroom.
Note: First dog in booking is free, £20 for an additional.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas