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Y Bwthyn

Llanbedr near Harlech, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 954619)


(27 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing

26 Customer Reviews

  • "We have booked many proprieties with you and found them to be excellent but you seriously need to review the 4 star rating of this property."

    At best it is a 2. It needs to be inspected by you. We found balls of hair and crumbs on the work services when we arrived. The property is very scruffy. The stairs are steep with no carpet and the paint is all chipped away. There were paint scuffs in many of the rooms. The bathrooms need to be refitted, the shower heads would not stay up and showers were dirty, old grout and seals. One of the bathrooms had a cracked mirror. I noted from the guest book that these issues have been highlighted in the past but no action taken. Generally not up to Sykes high standard that I have experienced. To me it looks like the owner is just taking the money but is not willing to invest in the property to bring up to an acceptable standard.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2022

  • "Not really as everything was brilliant !"

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2021

  • "Nice stay lovely cottage shame a few things have still not been addressed after our visit last year."

    Feel the owners should look at the visitors book.

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2020

  • "On arrival our."

    Holiday property was dirty. I spoke to someone from Sykes that first day who was as helpful. However i have emailed you twice regarding the issues we had with the property and you have not seen fit to respond. The first of these emails was sent three weeks ago. Its really poor service on your part.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2020

  • "The cottage is lovely and an ideal base for exploring the area."

    Kitchen is well equipped for eating in and had everything we needed. Showers are good but very noisy - the pipes are in living room. There is no hanging space for clothes but plenty of drawers. The garden would benefit from somewhere to store bikes. We just locked ours together around the back but were concerned that someone could come round and take them. Parking wasn't a problem, we always got parked outside. The area is lovely. Little local shop and the pub looked lovely although we didn't manage to get booked in. We had a lovely day at the beach in Barmouth, we also did crabbing at barmouth - i would recommend getting a net! We cycled the Mawdach trail too which was lovely and flat for the kids.

    Reviewed by DanielleJul 2020

  • "First time in Wales and the location couldn't be better."

    Loved that it was modern inside ,fabulous kitchen. It was actually the interior that was a deciding factor when we were choosing between this cottage and another one nearby. Maybe one thing that was not good was the cleanliness upstairs, there was hair everywhere on the floor and unfortunately the kids dropped our belongings onto the floor before I had a chance to clean it and it's needless it got stuck on everything. The plug in one of the basins in the bathroom was stuck and water couldn't pass through. Having said that, these are easy fixes for the owner and hopefully they will look into correcting soon Other than that, I would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by AlpheasDec 2019

  • "Great location in a stunning part of the world."

    Loads to do in the area. Comfortable cottage with a contemporary design inside. Few minor improvements required like hanging space for clothes but overall very pleased and would stay again.

    Reviewed by ScottOct 2019

  • "This place is really nice."

    Arrived in the place which was a bit cool and took a little while to warm up, however the log burning fire place really warmed the room and was a fantastic feature. The kitchen has all needed utensils with a few helpful sauces/spices etc. The bed is comfortable and had no sleepless nights. Brilliant place. Even left my Chromecast, which the owner was happy to post back to me.

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2019

  • "Hi cottage was baking hot always around the 22 degrees even though we turned the heating right down to 5 degrees."

    I looked in the under stair cupboard and found that all the actuators for the underfloor heating had been removed from the manifold. This meant that when ever the hot water needed to be replenished the heating would be on.. Also all the sharp knifes were blunt i couldnt even slice a tomato with any of them. The main bedroom light shade was covered in cobwebs. Because of the heating faults we needed the windows open but the noise from the river made it almost impossible to get to sleep.(not described well enough). The twin room bed head boards were not fitted to the beds correctly or previously damaged. The master bedroom bathroom the toilet seat lid is cracked and the mirror was cracked.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2019

  • "Possibly one of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2019

  • "Arrived to a dirty house so had to clean when we got in, we found the bed and sofa uncomfy."

    Looked quite damaged on the stairs and walls, there was also a broken mirror in the bathroom. Bins get emptied every three weeks and un fortunately we had the trailing end of that which meant we had the smell of the overflowing bins when sitting in the garden. The location was great as we were a short drive from Harlech and Barmouth and the town was lovely and picturesque as well. The Victoria Inn does a great Sunday lunch but you have to book before hand.

    Reviewed by XanderMay 2019

  • "We had a very good time there."

    Its a very peacefull place which Is perfect for family.The place is in very good conditions which is pleasing.As a familii we enjoyed our time!

    Reviewed by NataliaApr 2019

  • "Our 4th time at this cottage - feels more and more like home with every stay."

    Reviewed by PhilipMar 2019

  • "The heating system was completely uncontrolable."

    With the thermostat in the kitchen set to 5 deg c the actual temperature would not go below 26c. In the sitting room with the room thermostat also set to 5 deg c it stayed at 24c. The bedrooms were better and with the thermostats at 18c were around about that temperature. There were no mirrors in the bathrooms only a couple of handheld shaving mirrors. None in the bedrooms at all. I lost two monthly contact lenses while struggling to see what I was doing, something that has not happened at home for years. There were just venetian blinds in the bedroom windows which is not sufficient to cut out the light, proper curtains would be better. Despite the sweltering temperatures we had to contend with from the heating there was not enough hot water for two reasonably frugal showers. Lovely village and area but I cannot recommend staying at this cottage.

    Reviewed by StuartFeb 2019

  • "Really need wardrobes or some sort of hanging space for clothes."

    Parking is also an issue. We are getting on in years and my wife is disabled. We had to park over 100 metres away. Unloading and loading our luggage was difficult as the access road is narrow and if we stopped outside we would have blocked the road

    Reviewed by ChrisDec 2018

  • "Could have not been happier."

    Perfect location, super clean and fitted out to a standard better than our own home. We'll definitely be back. Even left us a pint of milk and some welsh cakes on our arrival.

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2018

  • "Super bolt-hole for a week with an excellent pub 100 yards away."

    Location great with 2 other pub/hotel/eating within 2 mins walking distance. Smallish shop but stocks everything also 100 yards away and open 8 till 8 most days. Beautifully quiet with only the river opposite to lull you to sleep. Great walking routes right from your front door. Would book again without question. Only blip is there are no wall mirrors above sinks in the ensuites or in the bedrooms. Wife had to buy a 4-foot mirror from a bric-a-brac shop to cope! Wood burner available but we didnt use it as underfloor heating throughout was more than adequate. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by SeanSep 2018

  • "A very nice comfortable well equipped cottage in a lovely village in a beautiful part of the World."

    Only a couple of minor improvements would make it perfect, mirrors above sinks in bathrooms, somewhere to hang clothes in the bedrooms, curtains across the patio doors. Had a great week and would definitely stay again. Wi-fi a bonus, thank you.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2018

  • "We wound definitely recommend a stay at Y Bwthyn."

    The cosy cottage is modern, clean and well equipped with everything you may need for a break away. Its location is great within the village and ideal if you want to get out and about for a drive to Nant Col waterfalls or Llandanwg or Harlech beaches. We also loved the food and the views at The Norbar just outside Barmouth

    Reviewed by KayAug 2018

  • "This is certainly not a 4 tick rates cottage."

    Having endured a stay for a week (though we left a day early) that came with a whole host of issues and problems, I'd not wish this accommodation on anyone. Issues included extremely poor cleanliness, plumbing issues, no blackout curtains / blinds in the master bedroom (hello being awake at 4.45am) ill fitting patio doors, a glass coffee table in the garden, on which the glass isn't attached, so it actually lifted off on one day! But according to the owner this is within manufacturing guidelines, so it's therefore not an issue... There were also ants in the kitchen, which was not the owners fault, in his opinion... The road traffic noise was very busy and combined with drunk people at late hours from the nearby pub, made for anything but a quiet & relaxing stay. The property is advertised as having WiFi but we could not find any information about this, nor a router. Owner states that it is in the welcome book... if it had of been I would have used it. No reply from the mobile number given for the housekeeper during our stay. Sykes have been very supportive and helpful regarding the issues I have raised. Sadly the owner is anything but professional and blamed us for most of the issues (not enough hot water... our fault for taking long showers!) or stated that items were within manufacturers fitting standards. I had refrained from leaving a review whilst matters were outstanding. All I wanted was an apology for our summer holiday being ruined, but it seems this was not to be. The only positive I can think to say is that the area is beautiful. I would suggest booking another Sykes cottage nearby.

    Reviewed by JanineJul 2018

  • "Our third time in this cottage and it won't be the last."

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2018

  • "Only problem was getting rid of rubbish bin full."

    Owners suggested going to local tip over 4miles away took rubbish out everyday to put into litter bins in barmouth etc . so left came home day early. Otherwise cottage okay. Owners need to put up rota when brown bin for general rubbish to put out. I did put out recycling bin on Monday.

    Reviewed by GeraldineJun 2018

  • "We'd stayed at the same property previously and knew what to expect."

    Probably our favourite accommodation.

    Reviewed by PhilipApr 2018

  • "If your looking for an authentic Welsh cottage this is not for you."

    As a holiday cottage it will meet your requirements. Not convinced with the underfloor heating system as it took time to react to the temperature setting. It was warm enough not to light the wood burner.

    Reviewed by RobertMar 2018

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage In a perfect location , if you looking for s base to explore north Wales Lianbedr ticks all the box’s, the cottage is in the centre of the village over looking the Arto river , also the Hafan Arto hotel and bar at the end of the road is not to be missed excellent food a great value."

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in an ideal spot for exploring the snowdonia area."

    Good facilities would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by VickiAug 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Underfloor heating throughout from air source heat pump with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking opposite cottage
  • Enclosed garden with AstroTurf, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: There are five steps up to a raised garden area, care should be taken and children are to be supervised
  • Note: Check-in time 4pm.

The property

This wonderful end-terrace cottage is situated in the centre of the village of Llanbedr, opposite the River Artro, close to both Harlech and Barmouth in the Snowdonia National Park.

Ideal for a couple, small family or three friends, this delightful holiday home is an ideal base with many places to visit nearby.

After parking up, you enter this lovely cottage...

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About the location


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 Snowdonia National Park and beautiful Cardigan Bay to discover, this is a fantastic holiday location at any time of the year.

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas