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3 Glanrafon

Llanwddyn, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 938326)

4.4

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Games Room

Reviews & Ratings

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15 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a well presented, cosy cottage set in idyllic surroundings."

    This was the perfect place for a break to get away from the stresses of work and just relax. It may sound a bit 'airy-fairy', but it felt like you could breathe in the peace and calm, and the worries and stresses justed melted away. Highly recommended and we hope to go back soon.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2022

  • "Nice place and lovely house"

    Thank you...very proud to get a review 100% Property Owner

    Reviewed by MutluJun 2022

  • "Beautifully located cottage."

    Lovely garden. Comfortable inside. Superb area for walkers and birdwatchers.

    Reviewed by JudithMay 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in a very lovely location."

    The cottage is a good size, clean and with good facilities. The owner is great, lots of information & very helpful. If you like quiet then this is the place for you. Phone connection is non-existant (which bothered me not at all) but the internet really very good. If I was picky the cottage could be improved with a full size TV. It was nice after a day out and about to settle in front of the TV with the log burner firing away. All in all - great.

    Reviewed by JustinDec 2021

  • "Great location, very close to trails."

    the cottage is very confortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by BenjaminAug 2021

  • "Great cottage with everything you need set in wonderful part of Wales."

    A very peaceful holiday away from the crowds.

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our week at Lake Vyrnwy, the cottage is located in a very quiet spot by the river and a short walk to the lake, a lovely relaxing break - didn’t want to go home."

    The cottage was warm and cosy and had most items needed for a weeks stay. There is an excellent shop down the road which is family run and well stocked, they were so friendly and helpful - we can recommend the take away fish and chips we had on our first night. Great well marked RSPB walking trails close by and reasonable cost bike hire for our cycle around the lake. We were lucky with the weather and one day woke up to snow which was really pretty. We hadn’t heard of Lake Vyrnwy previously but so glad we have been able to visit such a beautiful place.

    Reviewed by TraceyApr 2021

  • "Beautiful terraces cottage in a tranquil location by lake Vyrnwy."

    Everything we needed for our short trip was present! Comfy beds and a shower to die for. Paul was extremely welcoming. Would most certainly return in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by AlexanderAug 2020

  • "Nice cottage in a great location, a short, scenic walk from Lake Vyrnwy."

    Very peaceful and pleasant spot. The house is equipped with everything you need. This was our second time staying here. Would book again.

    Reviewed by CloverJul 2020

  • "After reading a negative review of our cottage shortly after booking we were slightly worried about what we would encounter, thankfully our fears proved unfounded."

    The cottage was more then adequate set in wonderful surroundings with everything we needed within a short distance. We hired some bikes and rode around the beautiful Lake Vyrnwy also we had some amazing walks including the Rhiwargor waterfall situated at the top end of the Lake. The cottage itself was very comfortable/clean and tidy and set in a very quiet and picturesque location, with Wi-Fi available our daughters were more then happy. We would not hesitate to recommend this cottage and hope to return in the near future.

    Reviewed by MalcolmAug 2019

  • "Please Be Aware - Very Hot Water comes through straight away when taps are turned on."

    We were very pleased how clean the bathroom was. There were plenty of Towels & Lovely white Bed Covers in each rooms. Although the property was quite old - There was a cozy feel to the place. Excellent Surroundings to Explore. Also the Family Run Local Store has everything to meet your needs, with Andrew & Colleen making us feel very welcome to the Area. Enjoyed our stay very much - Hope to come back again. Janet, Mike, Jean.

    Reviewed by JanetMay 2019

  • "* The property was generally in a dirty state, with the kitchen and living rooms both requiring vacuum cleaning on arrival."

    * Bedsheets in master bedroom filthy and covered in mould * Spare bedsheets dirty and dusty * Carpets on upper floors dirty and not vacuumed * Waste basket in master bedroom not emptied, used tissues present * Kitchen not cleaned properly – there were crumbs on the breadboard, and hair, crumbs and sticky material in the fridge tray * Grill had not been cleaned since last use, with grease and crumbs present * The carpets and sofa/chairs in the living room were both very dusty and in need of deep cleaning * Window and window sills throughout the property were filthy and covered in mould. * Grouting and tiles in the shower dirty and mouldy * Bath had a hole in the tub * Mould and dirt on walls of bathroom When I called the owner to complain, rather than make any attempt to resolve the issues, his response was to express outrage at the complaint, to deny that there was any issue, and to accuse my family of having excessively high standards. Throughout the conversation his manner was confrontational and aggressive, to the extent that I had to ask him more than once not to talk over me. Furthermore and most importantly, he angrily issued the following statement: “Get your money back. Leave! No problem. I’ll refund you in full.” The combination of the unacceptably dirty state of the property, the filthy bedsheets, his unhelpful and intransigent response to my complaint and the offer of a full refund led us to our decision to leave the property forthwith, having been fortunate enough to be able to secure alternative accommodation for the evening after our initial conversation with the owner. Sadly when we called to inform him of our decision to leave, he promptly reneged on his offer of a refund and instead made a derisory offer of compensation. He continued to argue about the state of the property. He made an unfounded accusation that we were choosing to abandon the property as we had changed our minds at the last minute. He also make entirely inappropriate comments regarding our choice to leave the property and your opinion of its effects on our 8-year old son. We are still attempting to secure our refund from the property owner, with Sykes having been entirely ineffectual in negotiating on our behalf. We were forced to abandon our holiday as a result of this episode, and our first booking with Sykes will also be our last. The fact that they continue to allow a property owner with such low standards of hygiene and such contempt for customers to use their site is a damning indictment of the so-called service that they provide.

    Reviewed by RobinApr 2019

  • "I have used Sykes Holiday Cottages before and, as with this time, I found them very pleasant and efficient to deal with."

    The cottage was a lovely cosy place to have my three week chillout. It is very near all the beauty of Lake Vyrnwy and a great place to walk whether by the lake or up in the beautiful woodland.

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Great location so close to the beautiful Lake Vyrnwy. We wished we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by CloverAug 2018

  • "Absolutely beautiful surroundings."

    Cottage in peaceful location. Weather was a bit disappointing but actually the lack of heat made it pleasant.

    Reviewed by LynneJul 2018

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge (no ice box), washer/dryer, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Private garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 8 mins walk, pub and hotel 10 mins walk
  • Lake Vyrnwy 10 mins walk
  • Note: Rear garden is not suitable for guests with limited mobility as there are several steps and steep as on hillside and children should be supervised
  • This property has a £100.00 good housekeeping bond

The property

Llanwddyn 0.5 miles.

A delightful Grade II listed end-terrace, stone cottage enjoying a quiet location in a rural setting close to the small village of Llanwddyn and within a stone’s throw of the popular and beautiful Lake Vyrnwy and Sculpture Park.

Perfectly placed for enjoying the beautiful countryside, walking and cycling this lovely cottage is bound to appeal to couples, friends and families who just want to enjoy each other’s company and generally chill out.

Originally built as a workers cottage during the construction of the nearby Lake Vyrnwy dam, this charming cottage has been successfully renovated and now offers wonderful holiday accommodation.

Every care has been taken to ensure you have a wonderful stay and the cottage is tastefully decorated, in warm greys and pastel tones and styled to a high standard throughout whilst many of the original features and attributes have been retained.

The sitting room is warm and welcoming with slate flooring which extends throughout the ground floor.

There is a lovely inglenook fireplace housing a Clearview woodburner, ideal for those cosier evenings and is just lovely to snuggle up in front of after a day walking on the mountains or one of the many marked footpaths from the cottage.

A well-appointed and equipped classic country cream kitchen with Belfast sink and dining area is a lovely sociable space and caters for all your needs.

Upstairs you’ll find a spacious and modern bathroom with the benefit of a bath and separate shower and two comfortable bedrooms, which are light and airy, with the main bedroom enjoying a sunny aspect and lovely views.

Outside, there is plenty of parking and a rear yard with bike storage and adjacent to the cottage there is a wonderful wooded, natural hillside garden.

Steps leading up to a delightful grassy clearing with picnic bench is a perfect place to dine alfresco or just enjoy a relaxed glass of something chilled, taking in some glorious views across open countryside to the surrounding hills.

During the month of May the garden is awash with a sea of bluebells and the cottage is worth a visit then, just for this wonderful sight!

From the cottage there are some wonderful walks and the world famous Lake Vyrnwy Hotel is a 10 minute walk away and boasting 5-star cuisine and a friendly local pub with bar meals and an excellent choice of ales, so there is no need to even cook!

Lake Vyrnwy is an area of outstanding beauty, offering a good range of countryside pursuits such as sailing, cycling, horse riding and walking, together with an abundance of wildlife, this is truly a splendid area to spend a short break or longer stay if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

The sparkling waters and wonderful vistas of Lake Vyrnwy are only a few minutes’ walk away and well worth a visit.

The larger towns of Oswestry and Welshpool are just over a 30 minute drive away, offering a more comprehensive range of amenities and the NT properties of Powis Castle, Chirk Castle, Attingham and Erddig are all within easy reach.

The wonderful sandy beaches of North Wales are within an hour's drive and this lovely cottage provides an ideal base anytime of the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

LLANWDDYN

Lake Vyrnwy 0.5 mile; Welshpool 16 miles; Bala 17 miles.

Llanwddyn is a small village at the head of the Vyrnwy valley, only half a mile from beautiful Lake Vyrnwy, and the impressive Victorian dam. Standing close to the Snowdonia National Park, and between the Cambrian and Berwyn mountain ranges, this whole area offers stunning countryside. The lake and RSPB estate provides wonderful watersports facilities including windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking and sailing as well as game and fly fishing. There is also clay pigeon shooting, cycle hire, birdwatching, numerous walking paths and many other outdoor activities. An ideal location for touring all of Snowdonia and enjoying the sandy beaches of the Cardigan Bay coastline.