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  • Bodlondeb - North Wales - 946219 - photo 1


Llwyngwril near Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 946219)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage very clean had everything we needed."

    So cosy. Great for bbqs and peace and quiet definitely recommend. Just remember it's a cottage entrance to kitchen if over 5ft 4 have to duck. Train station 3 mins away can visit so many places. Absolutely loved it

    Thank you so much Susan for your kind words, really appreciate your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2022

  • "A lovely homely cottage, well equipped."

    It has been tastefully and sensitively restored. Comfortable and interesting. Great patio, and stream. Good location, close to the train station, and access to many walks. Only slight drawback for people with mobility problems are the stairs which are quite steep. Would happily stay there again

    Thank you for your kind words, it really does mean a lot. So pleased you enjoyed your stay at Bodlondeb Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LesMay 2022

  • "Blessed with fantastic unseasonal weather every day."

    Welcoming cottage, well appointed, clean and tidy with everything we needed. Shop, pub, gift shop, free carpark and railway station on the doorstep. Amazing walks up the mountain behind the pub. Also walked along the beach, a bit trickier. Walked to Barmouth over hills as roads have no pavements but got the train back. Loved late breakfast on the sunny patio on the steps by the river. Evenings sat with chimenea. Dinner with multi-fuel burner making a cozy downstairs. Didn't use lounge as downstairs gave us all we needed. Slept well with hardly any road noise. Shop covers the basics and fuel. Owner very accommodating. Highly recommend.

    Thank you so much Paul for your kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2022

  • "This was a great two person cottage on three levels."

    There was a slight problem at the beginning. Which was sorted by the owner very quickly and to our satisfaction. Then due to an issue on our part we had to leave a day early. Again the owner offered support and choices. It's only when there is a problem you find out it's made greater. But this owner appears to care about their tenants. As everyone had stated earlier a great pub and location. For a trip out take short walk to the station, get Cambrian rail rover. All day long costal travel for just over £10 and get on or off as often as you like.

    Thank you so much David for your kind words, so pleased you enjoyed your time at Bodlondeb Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2022

  • "Bodlondeb was a beautiful cottage in an idyllic location."

    We had an amazing stay, very clean, comfortable and had all the facilities you needed in a quiet Welsh village. An abundance of walks in the vicinity, lots to see and do for an ideal adventure walking holiday or a relaxing holiday in summer months. I would definitely stay in this cottage again!!! Delightful.

    Reviewed by SylviaDec 2021

  • "Amazing, lovely place for 2"

    Reviewed by LilianaNov 2021

  • "Myself and my husband stayed at Bodlondeb cottage for a week in early September."

    Overall the cottage is lovely, with a nice seating area outside, well equipped kitchen and close to the shop and pub. The train station just down the road was great, we used the train a couple of times and found it reasonably priced. The only thing that let the cottage down was the cleanliness, as other people have said. When we arrived the bed had been made up with un-ironed linen, there were several cobwebs in the kitchen and the bathroom and the shower soap tray was slimey from old soaps, there was also an unpleasant smell coming from the sink / cupboard underneath the sink. Outside although a nice area there were lots of plants that needed dead heading which was a little disappointing. Overall a nice holiday but the cleanliness issues need to be addressed.

    Reviewed by LauraSep 2021

  • "Highly disappointed with the cleanliness of Cottage- full of cobwebs everywhere."

    Improperly washed crockery placed in cupboards- Had to wash everything prior to use. Dirty oven with overlying food left.

    Reviewed by KaveriAug 2021

  • "Comfortable, clean and well equipped cottage."

    Convenience of the village pub and train station made for a great stay.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2021

  • "Have already given a review"

    Reviewed by MalcolmJul 2021

  • "Cottage was beautiful every thing you’d want in a holiday rental."

    However the cleanliness of the cottage really did let it down,we were greeted by an overflowing dust bin covered in flys and wasps in front of the key safe, a bedroom which hadn’t been hoovered , bed linen my partner had to wash because of the smell of damp and musty, baked bean residue in the microwave and plate, grill pan had grease in it ,tissue boxes with one tissue , and only one toilet roll left ,and a totally minging shower curtain . This is a beautiful cottage and really well equipped but with losing two hours for extra cleaning due to COVID-19 you would expect it to be immaculate, However we took nearly two hours to clean this cottage, I would strongly advise Sykes and the owner to have a real look at the standard of the cleaners at this cottage.

    Reviewed by MalcolmJul 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent, especially the outside patio area by the river and the convenience store virtually next door was handy also the pub across the road was handy also."

    The only downside was the stairs that were narrow and quite steep. With the cottage being on 3 levels, the bathroom was on the middle level, so that meant using the stairs to get to the bathroom in the night, which wasn't ideal. We managed ok but anybody with less mobility would struggle.

    Reviewed by VictorJun 2021

  • "This is a very cosy, well appointed, and comfortable cottage."

    We particularly liked the ease of adjusting the heating to meet our needs on some very cool days.The position is ideal within a very quiet village, although the main A road which runs directly through it can be very busy at time. We very liked the patio area which is very private and interesting with the River running alongside. Access to nearby towns is easy using the rail line and statoion in the village. There are some very interesting walks nearby, including sections of the Welsh Coast Path. Covid 19 measures were very easy to follow, and effective.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage well placed and we'll appointed."

    The snug would benefit from a curtain separating it from the kitchen. This is not a major problem but the kitchen area is not well insulated and drops the temperature in the snug. This would not stop me re booking in the future as it is a really nice location and very comfortable, but would make it even better.

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2020

  • "It's a shamee that the pub wasn't open."

    We ended up having to cook more than we would like on holiday. I know it's out of your control but maybe pass it on.

    Reviewed by SiobhanAug 2019

  • "What a wonderful little place."

    Set over three floors, the cottage has been thoughtfully renovated and is extremely comfortable. The outdoor seating area with steps down to the river exceeded our expectations, providing a private a peaceful place to soak up the sun until early evening. Particularly enjoyed seeing the resident squirrel performing acrobatics to steal birdseed first thing in the morning. Great transport links and Llwyngwril itself is a lovely place. Spent most mornings walking on the pebbled beach before scouting for ‘yarn bombs’ which were quite incredible. We had sun for the whole visit but almost wished it had rained to that we could have used the fire in the small snug downstairs. An excuse for a return visit?....If your looking for a base to visit mid wales, or just to get away from it all, this is highly recommended as an option.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage a 10 minute walk from the beach where you can see some amazing sunsets."

    The snug has a fire place and is a nice place to relax in the evening. The patio area with river running by is a lovely place to sit with breakfast in the morning and a beer or glass of wine in the evening! The train journey to Barmouth is about 20 minutes although you do have to plan your day ahead as the trains are every 2 hours. The last train back is at about 9.45 so works out well if you want to have dinner in Barmouth. The best place we found to eat in Barmouth was The Last Inn. Another pub nearby is George III which does very good food and has some amazing views. From the cottage we managed to visit Portmeirion, Porthmadog and the Welsh Highland Railway and Mount Snowdon which we managed to climb up and down!! The village is very pretty and everyone we met was very friendly. The parking is a 2 minute walk away but free of charge and we had no problems finding a space each day. Thank you for an amazing holiday - hopefully we will be back one day.

    Reviewed by DarrenJun 2019

  • "Excellent cottage and location Pub website says closed for refurbishment but ..."

    Excellent cottage and location Pub website says closed for refurbishment but actually looking for new management so I don't think they will be open as advertised on their web site

    Reviewed by MichelleMay 2019

  • "I love this cottage."

    Will definitely book another holiday there.

    Reviewed by AlisonMar 2019

  • "The cottage was very cosy, but was a bit disappointed that the pub described had closed down."

    Reviewed by AngelaMar 2019

  • "Fantastic stay at this clean, comfortable and cosy cottage."

    Days spent cycling round fabulous scenery or visting coastal towns (sometimes using excellent rail service from local station). Evenings relaxing in front of real fire in attractive snug. Thank you for a wonderful time

    Reviewed by SusieFeb 2019

  • "Bodlondeb is truly a little gem."

    You really do find yourself drawn to the snug every evening, real fire lit and relaxing after adventures (walking or biking) with such great places to explore close by. All you need and want is supplied in the cottage. Simply would recommend to anyone. Thanks

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2018

  • "Absolutely fantastic holiday cottage."

    Would highly recommend it. Area is beautiful and so much to do in and around surrounding areas/towns. Had a fantastic time thank you

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2018

  • "No problems, cottage was clean and and warm with all facilities, keys were available for entry ."

    we enjoyed our weeks stay and would book again.

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2018

  • "The property is a nice cottage with character."

    Unfortunately it is not kept up to standard. The cottage was not clean when we arrived. We spent several hours wiping all the surfaces and tables (thick layer of dust), trying to vacuum the hairs of the rug (impossible with the very weak hoover provided) and taking all the cobwebs of the walls. In theory all the facilities are there, but the quality is substandard. The bath is full of long human black hairs. I can’t understand why the owner charges cleaning fee and makes us clean the property before we start enjoying the holiday. It feels as Sykes just advertises any property without inspection and it doesn’t seem professional to me.

    Reviewed by VladimirJul 2018

  • "I feel that perhaps the cottage cleaner could be more thorough."

    The information booklet is out of date as the pub in the village is closed permanently and up for sale.

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2018

  • "It was the level of cleanliness when we arrived."

    I had to clean all surfaces, all tables before I could unpack. The bathroom had not been cleaned also the kitchen needed wiping over. The dining room floor had bacon rinds under the table, the red carpet in the lounge was covered with crumbs and bits, the floor had been swept but the mess had just been left in the corner by the front door. It took me one hour to clean before we could use the cottage. I was very disappointed it was not the usual high standard you get from Sykes cottages.

    Reviewed by JoanJul 2018

  • "Great cottage great location"

    Reviewed by IanJun 2018

  • "The cottage is a superb base for two people to explore North Wales."

    Comfortable and well fitted throughout with a wonderful riverside patio where you can sit and watch the dippers, wagtails and a friendly robin. Recommended unreservedly.

    Reviewed by BlairMay 2018

  • "The cottage is on 3 levels and the stairs are steep therefore not suitable for anybody with a walking disability."

    It was fine for us and loved the snug and terraces.

    Reviewed by RhonaApr 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage, a great get away for two."

    Nice village with friendly people who were very welcoming. A nice location in all, a few minutes walk to the beach was is pleasant. Lots of helpful information provided at the cottage by the owners, made things easier when planning days out and evening meals. If you visit, make sure you sample the food at Indiana Cuisine, the best curry I've ever had and the staff so so nice!

    Reviewed by OwenFeb 2018

  • "20 years in a bungalow to stay in a 3 storey cottage was a big change and fun to keep having to go up and down all the time was our exercise for the day."

    Reviewed by ChristopherSep 2017

  • "Stunning drive to the property."

    Beautiful location with beautiful beaches close by. We loved sitting outside on the patio, with the little river running by.

    Reviewed by JayneJun 2017

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  • Over three floors
  • One double bedroom
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Lower ground floor kitchen with dining area and open fire
  • Sitting room with double sofa bed.
  • Electric central heating with open fire and partial underfloor heating Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, Bluetooth speaker, WiFi, selection of games
  • Bed linen and towels included Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • (Electricity is included in the rent, we no longer supply fire starting items, kindling and firelighters etc
  • these are readily available at the Riverside Store next door) Free public car park 100 yds away, however there is space for guests to unload outside the property Patio with furniture Sorry, no pets and no smoking Shop & Pub 1 min walk Note: Care should be taken when on patio as there is a fast-running river immediately below Note: The property sleeps a maximum of 2 guests, the sofa bed is for flexibility. Additional Notes : The kitchen has recently been replaced with a modern Howdens fitted kitchen, complete with integral fridge and microwave, twin hob and oven. The entire patio area (riverside terrace) now includes low level stone wall, stone BBQ and steps (with hand rail) down to the river, where there is a small area to sit and dangle your feet in the water.

The property

This lovely end-terrace cottage is set over three floors and situated right in the heart of the pretty village of Llwyngwril in Gwynedd.

This cosy cottage is perfect for a romantic break and for exploring this beautiful part of the country.

At the front of the cottage there is a seat on the terrace where you can have your morning coffee.

Through the front door to the sitting room with TV and comfortable seating including a sofa bed for flexibility of sleeping arrangements, and also on the same floor is the family bathroom.

Proceed downstairs to the well-equipped kitchen with dining area, underfloor heating and open fire.

From the sitting room if you go up the stairs there is a lovely king-size bedroom which completes the accommodation.

Outside is a magnificent stone patio with table and chairs, directly overlooking the fast-running river which is an absolutely stunning place to sit and unwind.

Care must be taken, however!

The village amenities are just a thirty second walk away and the property is close to many riverside and hillside walks and with the beach just a ten minute walk away, you can enjoy long lazy walks along the shore and rock pooling at low tide.

The cottage is in a peaceful, quiet, welcoming, scenic, village close to mountains, woods and the sea.

There is fantastic climbing, cycling and surfing opportunities.

Further afield is Fairbourne where there is a narrow gauge railway or the towns of Aberdovey, Barmouth and Dolgellau are all within easy reach.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £75.

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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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Region Information

The property sleeps a maximum of 2 guests, the sofa bed is for flexibility.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas