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Gelli Bach at Gelli Las

(Ref. 1073436)

Llanbedr, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Had an absolutely lovely 2 weeks up at Gelli Bach."

    It was a really lovely and peaceful place to stay. As we are long-distance hikers, the location was perfect, with fantastic walks straight from your doorstep. Our dog loved it, too! I think the other negative reviews about the distance of the walk-up to the property are a little unfair as it's not that far! (You probably walk further from your car into Tesco's!) Our only 'personal' criticism is how close Gelli Bach actually is to the main house. However!!! On our visit, it was empty, so there was no drama! Worth checking, though, before booking if you're after a secluded retreat. Also, I think the 'drying room' is a work in progress! After hiking mountains in the Welsh winter weather, that room isn't drying anything, making it a little awkward when you don't want outdoor gear within the Gelli Bach, which we respect. Thank you for a lovely holiday and the cosy accommodation. P.s. The Welsh cakes and wine were also a nice touch!

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Nov 2023

  • "The cottage was in an idyllic position but not for elderly who may struggle with walking and carrying luggage from car park to cottage."

    Sofa is very used and this means there is no firmness to seating, if you struggle getting up and out of sofa’s then you will struggle, dining chairs were just as uncomfortable due to having to sit on them longer than the sofa. Lovely walks at the back of cottage and the waterfalls are a must to see. The local pubs in village were very friendly and served good wholesome food at reasonable prices. Would recommend this cottage which was exceptionally clean, loved the Honey, Welsh cakes and milk.

    Thanks so much for your feedback. You're right, the barn is not ideal for the elderly as there is about 150/200 metre walk from the parking spot to the front door (which is clearly explained in the details of the cottage on the Sykes website). I'm afraid I can't win with the sofa - some people think it is too hard; others too soft. All the cushions were re-stuffed earlier in the year to make them more comfortable. So glad you would recommend the cottage and you liked the gifts. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoff3.8Sep 2023

  • "Very clean and well maintained cottage in beautiful isolated spot."

    Recommend for walkers

    Thanks so much for your great feedback. We hope to welcome you back another time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Polly5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a perfect retreat to get away from the hussle & bussle of city and town life."

    The cottage was cosy and had all the amenities that we required even a storage shed for our bikes. Outside was with lush lawn and nice outlook and walk up to behind the cottage the view was superb taking in the coast line and mountain peaks in the distance. There was so much to do in our time specially with Harlech and Barmouth close by and with plenty of scenic walks straight from the cottage. All in all we had a smashing week plus of course not forgetting the glorious weather. Arthur & Ñorma.

    Hi Arthur and Norma. Thanks for the great feedback and we are so glad to hear you had such a wonderful time. Hopefully we can welcome you back another time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely little place, perfect for two of us and the dog."

    Couldn't fault it. We really enjoyed our stay. Owner was very helpful, would definitely return. Jar of honey and welshcakes was a pleasant surprise, thank you!

    Thanks so much for your feedback. Great to hear you had such a wonderful time. Do come back soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Migle5.0Aug 2023

  • "Like others have mentioned the garden bench needs replacing which the owner has said will be done but hasn’t yet been replaced and more comfortable/ larger patio set would be of a benefit."

    The main issue we had was the fact that the garden to the barn is not enclosed and the big house is so close. Unfortunately we have a dog that is not dog friendly so on the last day we had to stay indoors as the other guests had two dogs and as the gardens are joined we could not use the garden. This needs to be mentioned as others with the same issue need to be aware when booking.If we knew this was the case we would have booked somewhere else. Luckily the other guests only arrived two nights before we left but it would have been a big problem for us if they were there all week.

    Thank you for your feedback. For your information, the patio furniture has been replaced and there is a new bench. I'm so sorry to hear you have a dog with serious behavioural difficulties. We were not told of this in advance and could have advised you in more detail about the property had you chosen to contact Sykes or ourselves. We are always delighted to help our guests in any way we can. Gelli Bach has a private garden but it is not completely enclosed. Such is the loveliness of this rural spot that we do not feel the need to erect unnecessary fences, beyond those we have already. Furthermore, surrounding the property there are more than 50 acres of beautiful pasture and woodland, with wonderful views of the sea and mountains, all of which our guests have access to. The idea that you 'had to stay indoors' is incomprehensible, particularly when the weather was so glorious. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew3.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, beautiful surroundings and scenery."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Will definitely be returning.

    Thank you so much for your kind words and I'm delighted you had a wonderful time. Please do come back - you'd be welcome any time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is lovely and the location is perfect."

    The sofa which is the only place to sit apart from the kitchen chairs is very uncomfortable and I think could benefit from a replacement. A new bench in the garden would be nice as it is very wobbly !! Would definitely recommend and would very much like to return next year.

    Hi Janice. Thank you for your feedback and I'm so sorry to hear you found the sofa uncomfortable. All the seat cushions were replaced over the winter with softer, feather pads so it's rather distressing to hear that you didn't think it was up to scratch. Please accept my sincere apologies. I agree the garden bench in the garden is a bit wobbly (wear and tear, I'm afraid) and we will be replacing it in the next few weeks. I do hope we can welcome you back to Gelli Bach next year - we are always delighted to have repeat guests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Jun 2023

  • "Perfect little cottage in idyllic surroundings."

    The bed was very comfortable and the kitchen was well stocked. There was adequate space for our dog's crate, and for her to run around in the private garden area, where we enjoyed the afternoon sun. There were some lovely walks from the doorstep, the Victoria Inn in Llanbedr had great food and atmosphere, and we made trips to Porthmadog, Barmouth and Harlech. A couple of points could have made it even better - the sofa and outdoor seating were a bit uncomfortable, more essentials (toilet roll/bin bags) could have been supplied. But these were minor, and overall we had a wonderful time - thank you.

    Reviewed by Alexandra4.4May 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage very clean and comfortable being picky would suggest better patio furniture great for peace and quiet"

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7May 2023

  • "We had the most relaxing holiday the location is amazing and the outdoor space for the dog brilliant."

    The cottage was perfect warm and comfortable the local butcher at the spa was great and a co-op about 15 mins drive away. Ourselves and the dog loved the early afternoon walks along the beech with his ball as the tide was going out free parking for the beech about a 10 min drive from the cottage. The Victoria inn is a lovely pub with a nice garden and dog friendly. Loads of walks through the fields of the cottage or down the drive and off to the waterfalls about 25-30 min walk away. My only niggle is the kitchen knives were blunt and there was no sharpener. I put this as information for the owner only. Our stay was 10/10 and we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by George4.7Mar 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Gelli Bach which was a most delightful cottage in the perfect spot for spectacular mountain, beach or forest walks from the doorstep."

    It was comfortable and pretty and all our needs were met; we will definitely be returning.

    Thank you so much for your kind words and I'm glad you had a lovely stay at Gelli Bach. We shall look forward to welcoming you back another time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a really relaxing weekend away from the Fireworks!"

    We will definitely be back! the location was perfect, Ruby (our Irish Setter) loved the huge back garden. It rained the majority of the weekend so we spent more time in the property than expected but we were nice and toasty. The couch could be a bit more comfy, but if the weather had been better we wouldn't have spent so much time sitting on it! The flowers and chocolates were a lovely touch. Can wait to visit again! xx

    So glad you had such a lovely time. And thank you for booking again next year. Here's hoping you'll have better weather next time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Nov 2022

  • "Lovely property but wasn't expecting it to be so close to the other property."

    Location was lovely though. When we arrived we had a cute gift and photo of the property. Everything was lovely apart from the fact the place was covered in black dog hair. We have a dog anyway so wasn't much of an issue. Electrics cut off but owner was extremely helpful to get it sorted quick. Would stay again!

    Hi Leah. Thanks for your comments and I'm glad so you enjoyed your stay. I'm sorry about the dog hair. My lovely cleaner, who I think you met, is a stickler for detail so I'm really surprised by this. She will be mortified to think the cottage was anything less than perfect!! I apologise about the electrics - obviously one can never know when a kettle is going to fuse but I'm glad we managed to sort you out with a replacement so quickly. The location, as you say, is lovely. Very remote and very peaceful. We would love to welcome you back another time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leah3.8Oct 2022

  • "A practically perfect cottage."

    Everything we look for in a place to stay, secluded, tranquil yet amenities a short drive or walk away. Lovely hosts. Would definitely stay again.

    Thank you! You'll be welcomed back anytime! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Juliet4.7Aug 2022

  • "The cottage is in a fantastic location in the hills above Llanbedr very peaceful but very easy to get to pubs, beaches and mountains."

    We had a great week and would recommend to anyone. Many thanks. Mick, Marie and Fern

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful location and loverly converted barn."

    There were lambs in the field and bluebells like a carpet in the woods surrounding the house and apart from that nothing, but peace and quiet. The barn was immaculate with lots of little touches like fresh flowers from the garden, really good quality bathroom products, the basics for cooking and enough equipment so you actually could (this is often overlooked) including spare water bottles. It's the little things that make the difference and give a place character. The walks and scenery in the surrounding areas can be easy or challenging but with mountains and beautiful beaches, upon our return we immediately booked again for next year as there were so many walks we wanted to do but simply ran out of time. Would definitely recommend and so would our pooch.

    What wonderful comments - thank you! Delighted to hear you had a great time at Gelli Bach and that you have booked again for 2023. I can give you details of lots more lovely walks for your next visit! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at Gelli Bach…."

    The stay was really poignant as i spent most of my childhood summers at the main house, then owned by my grandparents. We were fortunate with the weather and the cottage had everything we needed.. Set below the Rhinog mountains, the area is slightly often the Snowdonia beaten track but the scenery remains stunning with far fewer visitors than Snowdon and surrounds.. The owners couldn’t have made us feel more welcome and we would look to return..

    Reviewed by Guy5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely place."

    We have been there two times and definitly we will be there next year.

    Thank you so much for your feedback and for being our first return guests! You will be most welcome again next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Agnieszka5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage and location were perfect for us, it was idyllic."

    Thank you very much

    Hi. I'm extremely grateful for your feedback and really pleased to hear that you loved Gelli Bach - it is a place that is very close to my heart! Is there any chance you could elaborate on your scores for facilities and comfort. What did you think was missing from the barn in relation to these two categories? Is there anything I can easily add or change? I'm always trying to improve (and maintain) the service I offer my guests and any information you can give me would be hugely appreciated. Thank you very much. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Mar 2022

  • "Amazing place first time in Wales was a great place to stay warm cosy and dog friendly, owners were so accommodating."

    Spent seeing in the new year in a field with Jack the Labrador caught sight of fireworks was perfect was just as we hoped it would be and more.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was in a lovely location nice and peaceful with plenty of walks around the area."

    The local village was great and the Victoria pub was fab . Dottie our dog had a fab time to .

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.7Nov 2021

  • "Beautifully furnished , if a little compact, barn."

    Location was truly magical and the stars were huge !

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean, cosy, comfortable & decorated to high standards."

    The drying room was great for keeping our coats & boots in. It's situated in a beautiful spot & there were plenty of walks straight from the door. Also plenty of places to visit without too much driving. We really enjoyed our holiday week & would love to stay there again. We will be recommending the cottage to our family & friends.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2021

  • "Cosy secluded cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Ideal base for exploring the area with coast and mountains within a short drive.

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Oct 2021

  • "I knew the area well before booking so I knew how stunning the location would be, and was not disappointed."

    My only concern was the cottage details said there was a microwave and there wasn’t. We managed but we had brought quite a lot of pre-cooked meals so it would have been useful. Also the hot water in the bathroom sink upstairs did not work. A teapot would also have been useful

    Thank you so much for your comments and I'm glad you had a lovely time. Just to let you know that Gelli Bach now has a microwave and a teapot! And the hot water tap in the upstairs basin has been replaced. I do hope we can welcome you back there another time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Imogen4.1Sep 2021

  • "Loved it. Small cosy cottage, perfect for 2 ."

    Dog was in heaven Very quiet and peaceful yet within easy walking distance of pubs and good food. Beaches are within a very short drive. Couldn’t have asked for more.

    Reviewed by Moira5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in the best location for exploring the area."

    So nice and quiet set on the owners land with footpaths running off it. Cottage had everything we needed, decorated tastefully and the comfiest bed!

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Magical place."

    Reviewed by Agnieszka4.7Jun 2021

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Summary

  • One king-size bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • External drying room
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave and fridge
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Private patio with furniture and access to 45 private acres of countryside and woodland
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and Pub with restaurant within 20 mins walk or 2 min drive
  • Note: Unfortunately children are not permitted at this property, babes in arms only, however guests must bring own cot
  • Note: Please bring your own slippers for inside the property as it is a no shoe house
  • Note: Please bring your own beach towels

The property

Settled within the 45 acres of private land, within the grounds of the owner's country retreat, Gelli Bach at Gelli Las is a charming, detached stone cottage for a couple's romantic retreat to North Wales.

Situated on a hill side above Llanbedr, with views of the sea, is Gelli Bach, enjoy the peaceful surroundings and is ideal for a couples seeking a romantic getaway or to explore the Eryri National Park (Snowdonia) and the beautiful western coast of Wales The property is two miles from the sea and boasts lovely sea views.

Park up in your off-road parking spot before walking 150-200 metres up to the property, taking in the quaint stone exterior before heading past the patio and into the open-plan living space, slip on your slippers.

Discover harmonious interiors and a contemporary cottage style, with a blue plush sofa to snuggle up on as you watch a film on the Smart TV.

Dine together at the cute country dining table and chairs, with a sleek navy fitted kitchen complete with everything you need to rustle up delicious dishes.

Take the white painted stairs straight up to the elegant bedroom, furnished with a beautiful king-size sleigh bed, and served by a sleek en-suite shower room, with a built-in wardrobe space for your things.

Enjoy waking up to breakfast al fresco out on the patio, or end the day here with some drinks in the last of the summer sun.

Following a day of walking or wet weather, make use of the handy external drying room, perfect for storing gear and getting things dry for the next day's activities.

Head into the village of Llanbedr to find everything you need on your stay, with the heart of the village lying around a mile away, an easy distance for a relaxing stroll to the local pub.

Enjoy walks along the nearby beaches including Harlech Beach and Shell Island, or explore the Llanfair Slate Caverns.

Venture down to Barmouth to enjoy the lovely beach and views from the hilltop above the town, with watersports available further along the beach up towards Llanaber.

The beautiful lake of Llyn Trawsfynydd is great for waterside walks as well as peaceful afternoons fishing or head to Cwm Bychan for more stunning lakeside walks.

Harlech Castle is well worth visiting and offers an amazing vantage point over the coast, while the Italianate town of Portmeirion lies further north and is bursting with fabulous architecture and picturesque streets, perfect for a day out.

Walkers can look forward to epic hiking challenges like Moelfre offering stunning views, Rhinog Fawr with it's small scenic lake, and Diffwys commanding breath-taking vistas.

Enjoy a thrilling day of mountain biking in the Coed y Brenin Forest Park or choose to explore this enchanting forest on foot.

Discover natural beauty around every corner in North Wales at Gelli Back at Gelli Las.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

LLANBEDR

Harlech 3 miles; Barmouth 8 miles.

The pretty village of Llanbedr quietly nestles in ancient woodland between The Rhinogs, part of the Snowdonia Mountains, and the stunning golden beaches of the North Wales coastline. Situated next to the beautiful River Artro, and boasting a mild climate due to its unusual positioning behind the high dunes of a nature reserve, this charming village has an exciting array of wildlife and birds, handy local shops, bike hire and mountain walks on your doorstep, as well as two excellent pubs. The small town of Harlech is just 3 miles away and boasts the World Heritage Site of Harlech Castle, a majestic 13th century stronghold, the most impressive of all those built in North Wales by Edward I. 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 and the most magnificent six-mile long sandy beach, perfect for wonderful walks and family fun. Nearby Barmouth offers the amazing Panorama Walk along the beautiful Mawddach Estuary, providing breathtaking vistas, which were described by John Ruskin as “the most sublime view in Europe” and also a harbour from which you can catch a ferry to Fairbourne for a ride on the miniature railway, or a boat trip out to sea to try mackerel fishing. With the delights of Eryri National Park (Snowdonia) and beautiful Cardigan Bay to discover, this is a fantastic holiday location at any time of the year.

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Note: Unfortunately children are not permitted at this property, babes in arms only, however guests must bring own cot.
Note: The owner asks that guests make use of the complimentary slippers provided or bring their own house shoes to wear when inside the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas