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The Lookout

(Ref. 1050514)

Llanaber, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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  • views (7)
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17 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable."

    I liked the location and being able to walk to the beach nearby (at low tide) and also up onto the hill behind the house. 5 minutes cycle ride into Barmouth. The top floor bedroom has a great view from the sofa - good space to retreat to. The stairs to the top floor are very steep and more akin to a ladder - not recommended for children or the less agile. I had one classic sunset during my stay. The patio at the front was pleasant in the evening despite the main road running past the front of the house. As stated in the details there is no washing machine.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely location / clean ."

    Downside no firelighters left or kindling for log burner / lack of cooking utensils / not enough information about the recycling or how to use the cooker/ oven/ handrail needed outside on front steps as very steep and slippery when wet.

    Hello, thank you for your comments mentioned. We strive to ensure the Lookout is at the best it can be and we appreciate any constructive comments. We are looking at what you have mentioned and will be addressing these. We hope to have you stay again and to be assured you would have a more pleasant stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy3.8Sep 2023

  • "Stayed at the Lookout at the end of Aug 23."

    It has a great location for views of the sea and is beautifully decorated with some unique features. The property would definitely not be suitable for the elderly or infirm and I would not recommend it for young children due to the narrow and winding stairs. The TV signal was not very good but we had access to Netflix so watched that instead. We found various small items in the rug which turned out to be tiny child’s toys so I doubt it had been cleaned which is a shame. There was also some mens clothing in the bedroom drawers so I’d recommend a double check when cleaning in between visits. Other than that, would heartily recommend.

    Reviewed by Lynn3.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely location and the top floor room has amazing views."

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely stay would recommend and would stay again."

    When I arrived bedroom was 2 singles not double and both tv's could not get working continuely within short time if watching amazon film would cut out very slow would have been a challenge if not for brilliant weather

    Reviewed by Susan4.7May 2023

  • "There was not enough information on how the oven worked in the information folder."

    The front window needed cleaning as it was difficult to see the beautiful views. It also stated that a welcome pack of milk, tea, coffee etc was available in the storage unit but there was none available! Overall it is a great place to stay but these few items do need attention to make it better!

    Reviewed by Andrew3.8Apr 2023

  • "The cottage is well furnished and comfortable but had quite limited kitchen equipment and none of the usual kitchen supplies like tea and coffee."

    The bathroom was large and luxurious. But... the stairs were terrible. If you have any mobility problems at all this property is not for you. The stairs to the main bedroom on the 3rd floor are almost vertical. I would happily stay here again if it weren't for the stairs.

    Reviewed by Simone3.8Nov 2022

  • "A beautifully presented property in a lovely location."

    We were very fortunate with the weather and had a great week exploring the magnificent beaches, local landmarks, and Snowdonia. The facilities inside are wonderful, with a cosy living room, well-equipped kitchen, two great bedrooms (especially the top floor master) and a modern high-end bathroom with great walk-in shower. The views from the front of the property are amazing, especially in the evening the sun setting across the sea, with the backdrop of distant mountains. Thank you! ---- A few observations which I think are clear from the description, but which are worth re-emphasizing: 1) I don't think the property is suitable for anyone with mobility issues: steep steps at the front, steeper steps onto the first floor, and even steeper again (almost a ladder!) up to the second floor. 2) Parking is in a lay-by about 150m down the road, but you can temporarily park closer for unloading etc. 3) Although from the pics it looks like the sea is very nearby (which it is), the nearest beach is about a 15 minute walk.

    Thank you so much for your very positive & detailed review. We so appreciate your kind words & we are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We hope to have you stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2022

  • "Cottage was lovely exactly as described."

    Well located for exploring with glorious sunsets across the water. Cottage was clean, comfortable, bathroom a dream! The stairs were as described so we were expecting them and it was part of the adventure! The only negatives was the microwave had lost all markings for its buttons and was not great to use, trial and error mostly with some buttons not working at all so I’d recommend replacing, it’s a cheap fix and would make a huge difference. I’d also note that you can’t walk to beach directly across from cottage which I expected from the photos but this was a minor inconvenience. On the whole, a beautifully kept cottage and worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Mar 2022

  • "Gorgeous property, excellent is of space by the owners, and lots of lovely touches around the house to make it luxurious."

    Stairs to get to the loft bedroom may be tricky for some, but it’s worth the climb! We look forward to returning!

    Reviewed by Laura Jane5.0Feb 2022

  • "Very nice property in a great spot."

    The only small downside was the lack of parking (the lay-by 50 meters away was fine but I wonder if it might fill up in peak season)

    Reviewed by Karl4.7Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was fabulous, well appointed and very clean."

    The climb up to the to floor is well worth it for the stunning views over the ocean...great to sit on the sofa with a glass of wine watching the sunset.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2021

  • "To get to the top bedroom is quite a climb but after day 2 I got quite used to it and enjoyed it (not bad for nearly a 70 year young)."

    Our 7 year old grandson couldn’t wait to come upstairs every morning to look out of the windows he thought the name of the cottage was very apt and clever. The weather was very mixed but did not spoil our break. We feel access to the top bedroom is quirky but for the more able bodied, but we would certainly come again.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Aug 2021

  • "Lovely views and comfortable house but the stairs are very steep, as previous reviews!"

    The only issue is only having one set of towels and only one hand towel and no washer to wash them in.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jul 2021

  • "We enjoyed our holiday but was bitterly disappointed that we were unable to access the top floor bedroom due to the steepness of the stair case."

    The description of the property didn’t state that a grab rail would be needed which was placed near the top of the stair case. And this is one things why I choose to book this accommodation. To enjoy the sea views fully which we were unable to do so. The lower stair case was also a problem if you was above 5 foot tall. My husband is six foot and had to come back down backwards on the lower part of the stair case to avoid banging his head.

    Reviewed by Andre3.8May 2021

  • "The lookout is a fabulous designed contemporary perfectly located holiday home, the best use of space is seen everywhere."

    Some great touches including modern kitchen and fantastic bathroom. Great watching sunsets from the patio all the rooms. Stairs and chairs an issue for the elderly. We will return

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Sep 2020

  • "Absolutely thrilled with the cottage."

    Extremely clean, very well equipped and cosy. A perfect not the best and COVID restrictions still hard to get used to but when we knew we were coming home to a safe and cost home it made for a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2020

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  • Over three floors: 1 x second-floor double with TV, 1 x double (zip/link, can be singles upon request)
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, double walk in shower, basin and WC, Bluetooth connection in bathroom
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with wood burning stove
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, 2 x Smart TV, Radio and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Lockable storage for bikes and canoes
  • Front patio with seating and hammock
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.3 miles
  • BED CONFIGURATION - There is a Zip 'n' Link bed located on the first floor which will be made as a double, if you would like the bed made as twins please contact the owner before your arrival
  • Please note one bath towel per guest is provided, if guests require more towels, please bring with you.

The property

Overlooking Cardigan Bay, with distant views of the Llyn Peninsula, in the coastal village of Llanaber is The Lookout, an immaculate, contemporary property, ideal for a couple or small group wanting to enjoy a coastal getaway in north Wales, whilst also being within easy reach of the magnificent Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park.

Enter the property to discover a quirky but cosy living/dining room, with soft carpets, a wood effect feature wall, a fantastic chest-style coffee table, a sofa to relax onto while enjoying your favourite shows on the wall-mounted Smart TV, which rests above a charming wooden fireplace housing a woodburning stove, plus an arm chair with a handy overhead lamp, where you can curl up with a good book, while the dining table seats four and offers the ideal place to enjoy meals together and discuss plans for the remainder of your stay.

The separate, contemporary kitchen is well-equipped with Smeg appliances, an integrated fridge/freezer and electric oven, as well as ample surface space to prepare ingredients for delicious home-cooked meals.

Upstairs, you will discover the first spacious double bedroom, neutrally styled with a bright, palm tree print feature wall and a lovely dressing table with mirror, where you can get ready for each day, while opposite rests the stylish bathroom with bath and handheld shower.

On the second floor is a second double bedroom with sloping ceilings and large Velux windows, as well as a seating area, where you can admire the fantastic sea view on display, as well as a Smart TV.

Outside there is roadside parking available, storage for bikes and canoes, for those with a sense of adventure, as well as a patio front garden with furniture and a hammock, so you can relax in the sunshine, taking in those spectacular sea views.

There is a bar/restaurant within walking distance of the property, as well as a number of glorious sandy beaches and a selection of walking, cycling, watersports and horse riding opportunities nearby.

Llanaber is a picturesque village, overlooking Cardigan Bay and the Llyn Peninsula, surrounded by the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park, and is well-placed between Barmouth and Harlech, so you can discover some of the most picturesque areas of North Wales.

Barmouth boasts a large, Blue Flag awarded sandy beach, excellent for sunbathing and swimming, as well as a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, a museum, walks along the Mawddach Estuary, where you can see an abundance of wildlife and a picturesque harbour offering lovely coastal views.

Harlech is a few miles north along the coast, a World Heritage Site with an impressive and imposing castle, golf club and picturesque family-friendly beach.

Other nearby attractions to visit include Llanfair Slate Caverns, Coed y Brenin Forest Park which is ideal for hikers and cyclists, and take the popular Minffordd Path up Cader Idris mountain to enjoy incredible lake and valley views from the summit.

There are endless opportunities to discover the spectacular North Wales coast and countryside from this delightful property.

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

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About the location


Barmouth 1 mile; Harlech 8 miles.

The small coastal village of Llanaber lies between one of the most picturesque resorts on the Welsh coast, Barmouth, and the World Heritage Site of Harlech, all surrounded by the unrivalled splendour of the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park. Llanaber overlooks beautiful Cardigan Bay and the Llyn Peninsula beyond and is home to the historic 13th century St Mary & St Bodfan church. This is a renowned location for wonderful beaches, fishing, golf, walking, sailing, cycling, mountain biking and horse riding and has ready access to mountains, steam railways, slate quarries and a variety of historic castles. The traditional seaside town of Barmouth boasts an enormous sandy Blue Flag beach, perfect for families. A variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, combined with the mild climate, make this an ideal destination for a holiday, even out of season. This area is a paradise for walkers and climbers, with Mount Cader Idris nearby, the second highest mountain in Wales. An abundance of wildlife along the Mawddach Estuary, trout fishing in mountain lakes, Harlech Castle, St David's golf course and Portmeirion Italianate Village are just a handful of the many superb attractions within this beautiful area.

Please note:
The stairs are narrow, and the staircase to the top room are narrow and steep.. not suitable for the unsteady
There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100
Sofa Bed in Double bedroom can be used upon request only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season