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Machlud Haul

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Llwyngwril, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 11 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay at Machlud Haul."

    The property is ideal for a group stay. Even though the weather was awful throughout our stay, there was plenty to keep us entertained. The property is well equipped and all of the facilities were of a high standard. The views over the sea and coastline were stunning. The trainline that runs between the property and the sea provided the entertainment of trying to get the train drivers to toot their horns as we waved to them from the balcony. The noise from the passing trains was not intrusive and the trains only passed once every few hours and not at all during the night. It is well worth having a day out on the train as the scenery is absolutely stunning as the train makes its way along the coast.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Apr 2024

  • "We stayed at Machlud Haul as a group of 9 adults and 4 children over Easter (29th march - 5th April) and can only comment on how lovely this home was."

    Previous reviews have mentioned the building works so before I start my review I want to comment on how these works did not affect our stay at all. The workmen didn’t start at unsociable hours, they were polite and didn’t impact our parking/ leaving of 5 cars! And we genuinely didn’t notice any noise unless outside which really didn’t fuss us at all. The area isn’t fenced off but children arguably shouldn’t be left unattended due to the steep drop and main road, so wasn’t an issue! (Our children ranged from 0-7 years old). The property was immaculately clean, well presented and provided all amenities you would expect and more. The house is like a tardis, there’s so much space and areas to accommodate a large party of people. The views are incredible, at times, it looked like you weren’t even in the UK, let alone the Welsh coast! We even saw a dolphin from the sofa in the lounge. The swing chair on the balcony was lovely to kick back and relax, the games rooms was a great addition for the whole family( luckily no family arguments due to competitiveness) and the kitchen was lovely to cook in! All the facilities worked perfectly well, no issues with the internet (although we had full 4G throughout the stay) washing machine and TV’s all worked fine. The locations quiet but really nice local farm shop and coffee shop to explore. Our only point for the host to consider is to add additional mirrors to the bedrooms but this is a minor point! We would definitely recommend this property and would like to come back in the future!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2024

  • "I was very unhappy with the building works."

    We were not told about this despite ringing Sykes several times to ask for more information about the change to parking. We were literally staying on a building site. It is not safe. There was constant noise. There was no privacy. Our access was blocked by the works vehicles. We had no internet on our daughters birthday, 26th March. I’m also concerned about any children who may be staying as it is not fenced off. To say that this spoiled our enjoyment is an understatement. We deserve some compensation. I have photos and videos. I await your response.

    We are sorry to hear the building works on the plot next door bothered you. However, your review is not accurate. There are no building works on the site of the holiday home (only next door). There are trees and a driveway between the properties so there was some privacy. You were offered a refund for the remaining four nights should you have wished to check out early but you not only stayed until the last day but also asked us if you could check out late on departure day which we kindly agreed to without an additional charge. I note that we also provided you with a weeks worth of logs at your request which we did not charge you for. There are no safety concerns in relation to our site. Hopefully this clarifies the situation as I feel it is important to be transparent and provide complete and accurate information. Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan3.1Mar 2024

  • "Incredible property overlooking the sea."

    Photos don't do the place justice. Split over three levels, the ground floor is basically a double games room. Pool, full-sized ping-pong table, massive TV; perfect for a family (or friends) get-together. Middle floor has a well-equipped kitchen, and a wonderful lounge with glass 'sea-view walls'. It was December when we went, so we had a glowing fire to relax around. Oh, there's also a balcony to enjoy the stars at night or to peer out to Cardigan Bay during the day (where we spotted a pair of bottlenose dolphins frolicking in the water!) Rooms all comfortable, warm, and roomy (apart from one which is particularly small but does the job for one person). No garden as such but you don't need it - kind of a 'decking' area with BBQ, ample garden furniture and basketball hoop for the young at heart. Perfect position to explore the delights of Snowdonia and the West Wales coast. We took a 20-minute train ride into nearby Barmouth for a day out. Fabulous little place with stunning scenery on the way. There's also a cracking pub in the village where we enjoyed the roaring fire, pool table, dart board, and tasty pints of Golden Hen. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely place and lovely owners, Wish i had the money to book it in the summer"

    Reviewed by Jon4.7Nov 2023

  • "Loved this property, owners were really polite and informative from the start."

    Stunning property , stunning views. Had a lovely time with the family there. Had everything we needed. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Vikki5.0Nov 2023

  • "No sky channels, no dartboard, dust everywhere, broken bed, toenails on one ..."

    No sky channels, no dartboard, dust everywhere, broken bed, toenails on one of the bedroom floors, holes and cracks all over house, weeds all round house, games rooms smell damp, owner of property lies, said there was sky channels and we can't of checked cables, yet it says on all the channels but free ones that you have not subscribed to them, spiders and webs all round house, loads of dead flies behind doors, shame as the area was lovely, this was the 3rd time we have used sakes cottage, and this property is no where near the standard as the other 2 we stayed in, very disappointing

    Thank you for your review. We appreciate any feedback in relation to the property as it allows us to address any issues and thus maintain high standards. In order to address the issues above please see below: - there is sky tv and Wi-Fi and Netflix etc at the property. We have not advertised that all sky channels are available - the above is sufficient for most guests. - there is no longer a dartboard at the property due to the number of younger children who stay with us. We felt the addition of a table tennis table and kareoke machine more than compensated for this. - we are sorry to hear that the cleanliness of the property was not up to your standard. Please be assured that the issues will be addressed promptly and we do appreciate your feedback. - we are sorry that we were unable to offer compensation on this occasion as requested by yourself. The reason for this was that we leave a number of a local contact to report issues so that they can be rectified quickly. No issues were reported. Thank you again for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie1.6Oct 2023

  • "A great place with plenty of space for the different family groupings to either all be together or in their own worlds."

    Some good walks in the area, the sea close by, the café in the farm shop. The kitchen was surprisingly well equipped. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful house."

    Very modern furniture with coordinated soft furnishings. A fantastic kitchen and bathrooms. A full length mirror would have been handy. Lighting was a bit too dim when eating or playing games at dining room table in evening plus I couldn't see my book to read in bed, I had to use my phone torch. The view was brilliant and the balcony. Couldn't find cushions for outside furniture (swing) though. They were not in the utility room. The red folder of facts was very helpful and a lovely welcome basket was much appreciated. We love games and thoroughly enjoyed the two games rooms downstairs - table-tennis and pool. We saw a dolphin in the sea - a delight. The railway wasn't running our week so we didn't see the daily train. Overall a wonderful holiday with plenty to see in that part of Wales. We went to Portmeiron for the 4th time. The weather started off scorching and then rain and then pleasant throughout the week. No easy access to the sea - best to drive to sandy beaches nearby. If you love dogs - go to Barmouth. Everybody had a dog. The town was bustling and although we were only there a couple of hours, we must have seen a hundred dogs. If you should choose Maclud Haul, enjoy your stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our three generations very much enjoyed their stay at Machlud Haul."

    The view from the lounge, through the floor-to-ceiling windows, was absolutely stunning. At times it took our breath away. One family member likened it to the Caribbean! However, a blind would have been helpful during the sunset when we were sitting at the dining table. Also, the key only opened one window (on the right, as you look out to sea). Ample crockery, cutlery, pots and pans and glasses for 11. A cafetierre (we bought one) and a teapot would've been appreciated. Plenty of hot water at all times. Delightful welcome pack, thank you, Victoria. The cake was yummy. Have to say the photos on the website make the lounge & kitchen look more spacious than they actually are. The games room was appreciated and very well used by all. Plus we all comfortably sat to watch England beat Australia on the huge TV downstairs. A couple of dishwasher tablets would've been appreciated as would a couple of small tables in the lounge. But on the whole, I would be happy to return to Machlud Haul. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Leslee5.0Aug 2023

  • "This is a great recently refurbished well maintained property set in beautiful place and most suitable for our annual June family holiday together with our adult children and grandchildren who all enjoyed the games room, watching trains go by and the short walk to the beach, which we had mostly to ourselves, as well as a couple of outings on the train to Barmouth and Harlech and just relaxing on the wrap around balcony or the comfy large settees just enjoying the view and ever changing scenes of the sea and glorious sunsets."

    The house is fitted out thoughtfully with high end spec fixtures and fittings with generously sized bedrooms and comfy beds. The owner was in contact with us to ensure all was going well, their generous welcome pack was gratefully received and enjoyed by us all. We had a very blessed holiday and time together in this lovely place and have no hesitation in recommending it to others.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Amazing property with stunning views."

    The property was in perfect condition, with the hamper a nice touch. Will definitely be recommeding Machlud Haul to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Safwan4.7May 2023

  • "Ideal place for a family gathering."

    Enough of everything for 11 of us. Well equipped and comfortable. Great communication with the host to answer questions. Amazing location. Constantly changing sea views across to the Lleyn Peninsula. Thank you. Andrew

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2023

  • "A fabulous property with lots of space, great amenities and incredible views."

    We had a wonderful family break for 10 of us, it exceeded all our expectations. The owners Tony and Kay were available if we had any queries and were very kind and generous sending a gift for my husband who was celebrating a 'big' birthday.

    Reviewed by Gabriella5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent holiday accommodation for a large family group, Beautiful location the views were stunning."

    Plenty of walks and places to visit in the area.and the owner is so friendly and professional …. I will definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Pshtewan5.0Feb 2023

  • "Nice property and location."

    Not as cosy as I would have liked it to be , sofas were not very comfy and a smaller television in the corner rather then in the middle wasn't ideal. Overall it was good but not an ideal experience with a bigger group due to limited and not as comfortable living space. Bedrooms were all very nice and views were beautiful.

    Reviewed by Syed Ather Mustafa4.1Feb 2023

  • "The house was amazing , they was a awesome Welcome pack for Adults and Kids as well."

    Location it's just pure gorgeous. Everything was just perfect ! Highly recommend and we definitely will be back .

    Reviewed by Boris5.0Dec 2022

  • "We all had the best holiday, everything you could need was there."

    We had a small problem but someone came to help sort it. There was a lovely welcome pack for adults and one for the kids full of things for them to do. House was decorated for Christmas there where 3 Christmas tree’s. Host was away on holiday but phone to check everything was ok.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Dec 2022

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  • Over three floors
  • Six bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double with balcony access and en-suite walk-in shower, double basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin with double sofa bed, 1 x twin, 2 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with balcony access and woodburning stove
  • Lower-ground-floor games room
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Sky, WiFi, pool table, air hockey and dartboard
  • Fuel, power and starter for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available (guests should provide their own bedding)
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Rear terrace garden and wrap around balcony with amazing sea views
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.6 miles and beach public access 200 yards
  • Note: The washing machine and tumble dryer are housed in the utility room
  • Note: Access to the property is by stone steps with a handrail
  • Note: Sofa bed sleeps an additional 2 guests

The property

Perched in a breath-taking location overlooking the sea in the coastal village of Llwyngwril in Gwynedd, Wales is Machlud Haul.

This stylish, detached holiday home benefits from a coastal location in Snowdonia National Park, a close proximity to local amenities, a balcony with uninterrupted views across the sea and a games room, all perfect for a family get together in North Wales.

After a day at the beach, cross the threshold into your new home-from-home and unwind in the spacious living/dining room while the designated chef of the group becomes acquainted with the sleek, fully-equipped kitchen.

Gather the group around the dining table to tuck into the delicious meal they have prepared before stepping outside to admire the unforgettable views across the azure sea while the kids entertain themselves in the games room fitted with a pool table, air hockey, karaoke machine and table tennis.

With a name meaning sun set in Welsh, Machlud Haul is the perfect place to marvel at an incredible sunset before heading inside to wash off the day in the bathroom ready to retire to one of six bedrooms.

Choose from a ground-floor double with en-suite shower room, a double with en-suite shower room, two twins or two singles ahead of another fun-filled day.

Head into the centre of Llwyngwril to stock up on essentials or treat your loved ones to a delicious meal at The Garthangharad.

Make the most of the coast by spending the day at Fairbourne Beach or travel further afield to the famous Barmouth Beach where you can spend a sunny day on its golden sands or splash in the sea with the kids.

Venture inland to explore the wealth of attractions in Snowdonia National Park; outdoor enthusiasts can take advantage of over 1000 miles of walking and hiking routes to traverse, the brave may even try to summit Snowdon which rewards visitors with picturesque and panoramic views across the Welsh countryside.

Explore the wonders of North Wales at Machlud Haul.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £1000.

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About the location


Dolgellau 11 miles; Tywyn 10 miles; Aberdovey 12 miles.

The pretty village of Llwyngwril rests quietly at the edge of the River Gwril, nestling between the splendour of the Snowdonia Mountains and the stunning golden beaches of the Cardigan Bay coastline. With its 16th century church, pleasant pub and picturesque riverside setting, it offers excellent walks and boasts a variety of wild flowers and many species of birds that flock to the area’s sheltered beaches and rock pools. Take a trip on the narrow gauge railway from the nearby beautiful sandy beach at Fairbourne, to the sweeping sand dunes at Barmouth. Discover the renowned towns of Tywyn, Dolgellau and Aberdovey, and visit the magnificent sights of medieval Harlech Castle and the Snowdonia National Park, all within a short drive. With plenty to see and do, this is a fantastic holiday location for all the family.

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Note: The property will be decorated for Christmas

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas