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Gwel Y Mor

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Pwllheli, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Our second winter visit this year and despite the forecast being somewhat damp we were very lucky and walked every day and didn't get wet."

    We chose Gwel Y Mor initially for it's location, right on the sea front with amazing views. Whatever the weather, sat in the bay window with a cuppa you feel like you are outside and could happily sit there all day watching the scene changing in comfort. Per my previous review the apartment is very comfortable, warm and homely with everything that you need for your stay in Pwllheli. The apartment has a rich history in the area and it's well worth reading about the horse drawn tramway from West End to Plas Glyn y Weddw. We would like to keep Gwel y Mor a secret so it's always available for us to book in the future but that wouldn't be fair. Conatct with the friendly owners was first class and we could not fault anything and our stay was perfect. Diolch yn fawr Glyn & Ann

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Feb 2024

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Gwel y Mor."

    We booked last minute as the weather forecast looked promising, dry but cold. On arrival at the apartment we collected the keys easily and the parking space was very handy. The apartment was absolutely spotless and had everything we needed. Heating the apartment was no trouble despite how cold it was and we were extremely comfortable. The bed was very comfortable and the shower/bath had instant hot water. We cooked our evening meals and again all the crockery, cooker fridges etc were spotless. There was a dishwasher but we didn't use it as that's my job! TV and internet was faultless and we were very happy in the apartment. However the star of the show is the view! You literally sit in the bay windows looking directly out to sea! To your left is Harlech with its castle and the Rhinog ridge on the skyline from Moel Ysgyfarnogod to Rhinog Fawr, Rhinog Fach, Y Llethr, Diffwys, Moelfre and dropping away to Barmouth! Then Cader Idris stands sentinel and the coast is visible heading down towards Cardigan. On your right is Llanbedrog with it famous Tin Man stood on the headland and then the coast as it curves round past Abersoch to the Cilan headland and the St Tudwal islands with Bear Grylls light house winking at you! In a morning we sat with a hot cuppa as the sun rose behind the mountains and then lit up the sea and in the evening the sky towards the headland was the most glorious orange! Despite coming here to walk it was hard to drag ourselves away from the view and actually get out! The Wales Coastal footpath runs right past the apartment and the Llyn Peninsula is blessed with so many wonderful footpaths either coastal or hills. It's easy to catch the train along the Cambrian Coast and the buses are only 15 minutes walk away. If you do come here between April and September check out the Fflecsi bus service which picks you up and drops you off all around the Llyn for a nominal fee, its a fantastic way to get about. Pwllheli was around 15 minutes walk and there are supermarkets and fuel so there is everything you need. The owner had left us coffee, tea bags, milk in the fridge, Welsh Cakes and chocolate biscuits which were a really nice touch. There were lots of other little extras like phone charging cables, books, games, information and a fantastic pair of binoculars to use. Communication was really good and it was one of the best apartments we have stayed in and we hope to return very shortly as we are already missing the views. Many thanks for a great stay Glyn & Ann .............Diloch yn fawr

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Jan 2024

  • "Lovely apartment, with great views."

    Clean and modern. Nice welcome pack and useful local information. Everything you might need and was well labelled and easy to find. Good interaction with owners.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Jan 2024

  • "This is our second visit and we felt very much at home."

    The weather was distinctly autumnal, but it was great to sit by the bay window and watch the sea in all its changing colours. Maybe we shall be back in the Spring!

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic property the views were amazing had everything you could want everything was labelled up we had a great holiday, beach was right on the doorstep wouldn't hesitate too book again."

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable apartment with fabulous sea views."

    The flat was very clean and had everything we needed. I'd definitely recommend it and use it again.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Jul 2023

  • "I have stayed in quite a few properties but this has been the most organised and thought through place ever."

    The apartment has everything you might need, clearly labelled with really good instructions.. And of course one of the best things about it is the view which is astounding,

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Jul 2023

  • "What an amazing place, my wife and I loved it, waking it up to that view is something else."

    I would definitely recommend this place as a base to explore North Wales. There is also plenty of space for another set of adults and a kid. We’ll definitely come back!

    Reviewed by Stefan4.7Jun 2023

  • "The apartment was first class worthy of the five stars."

    It was spotlessly clean and was very comfortable throughout. I can honestly say it’s the best we have ever rented for a holiday.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "Gwel Y Mor holiday apartment is a lovely place to stay."

    It is clean , comfortable , well equipped. The apartment has a fantastic sea view.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful property with stunning views."

    It was immaculately clean, very well equipped. We had a lovely 4 day break and would definitely come again

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2023

  • "Everything went very well."

    The booking was easy, the instructions left by the owner were clear and we were very impressed by the facilities and attention to detail. The only difficulty for us (oldies) was getting our luggage up and down! We would certainly book again.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property with a fabulous view."

    Wonderful communication and instructions from the owners. We loved that everything was labelled.

    Reviewed by Claire4.4Apr 2023

  • "Excellent clean apartment with superb views out to sea."

    Ideally situated to allow us to explore the Llyn Peninsula. A varied welcome pack was provided along with a birthday card which was a lovely touch. Top notch all round.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic property."

    Exceeded expectations.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Dec 2022

  • "Perfect"

    Reviewed by Susie5.0Oct 2022

  • "The apartment was very clean and well presented, the owners easy to communicate with, it's location in the area was perfect, beach to the front town to the rear."

    The views from the bay window were constantly changing, there was always something going off. We had a great stay.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "To anyone looking to book a relaxing break, with a stunning view I would recommend you don't look anywhere else and you just book this place."

    Words really don't do justice to how amazing and peaceful the seaview was, especially at sunrise and sunset and just sitting with a cup of tea at the breakfast table was so tranquil. From the apartment to the sea was less than a minute walk and we spent hours enjoying the sea and sand. The surrounding area and beaches are all easily accessible if you are driving and the post it's on the wall in the kitchen really helped us to plan our short break. Our children loved their stay and can't wait for us to go back again soon. It was a child friendly apartment with some nice board games too. The landlords communication with us was really pleasant too and nice little house keeping touches made the stay so much more personal. The only downside was that we didnt stay longer. Looking forward to booking again next year.

    Reviewed by Noorjehan5.0Aug 2022

  • "A very relaxing stay."

    We felt completely at home. It was a nice quiet building and very clean appartment. We certainly weren't ready to leave and could have easily stayed a full week. The notice board with tips and hint of where to visit was brilliant. The welcome pack was a nice touch. Slightly difficult to find when we arrived. We saw the carpark but wanted to see the front of the building before we parked (because the carpark is a little gloomy), so we drove along the seafront. We saw lots of colourful buildings with numbers so followed the numbers to the end. We eventually drove back and saw the front door for West Point. It may be good to explain exactly where the front of the building of West Point is should people want to see that before parking, to get their bearings.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Aug 2022

  • "Amazing place, very comfortable, clean and with a spectacular view."

    The owners are a lovely couple who were very helpful and welcoming. Would definitely recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Ruksana5.0Jul 2022

  • "Got covid had to come home on Sunday 10th"

    Reviewed by Annette4.1Jul 2022

  • "Spotlessly clean, apartment with beautiful sea views."

    The owner was easy to contact and most helpful. We appreciated the welcome pack.on arrival. As pointed out in previous reviews, the access and stairs could be an issue for some. An excellent base to explore this stunning area.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2022

  • "Property was extremely."

    Clean everything looked new. Could be difficult for people with mobility problems as there are a few stairs. Pity no balcony but view spectacular. Lots of walks in area. Very enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Jun 2022

  • "We had an absolutely lovely time at this really beautiful apartment."

    It was spotlessly clean, very well equipped and extremely comfortable. The view is so gorgeous, its a fantastic place to relax and watch the world go by. The area is lovely and quiet, but near enough to the town centre for supermarkets/shops/cafes/takeaways, which are all within walking distance. Owners were lovely, really easy to communicate with and very accommodating. We cant wait to come back!

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay here - the view of the sea from the bay window was fantastic."

    The apartment was very well equipped and extremely clean. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2021

  • "We enjoyed our very comfortable stay in the apartment."

    Great location for beach walks and also lots of interesting places to visit close by. Very well equipped to a good standard. Would certainly recommend it to anyone visiting that part of Wales.

    Reviewed by Wendie5.0Oct 2021

  • "I had an absolutely lovely time at this brilliant flat."

    Everything was lovely and clean and the view from the windows is just magic. Can't wait for my next visit.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely holiday apartment in a perfect location close to the beach."

    The apartment was clean and well maintained The owners of the property were very helpful- will be booking again for next year.

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely holiday apartment with a beautiful view and great location."

    The owners of the apartment were exceptionally helpful. I would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Jul 2021

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Summary

  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x triple bunk room
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Allocated parking for one car
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.6 miles, pub 0.8 miles, beach 0.1 mile

The property

Nestled in Pwllheli, a stone's throw away from the seafront, rests this delightful first-floor holiday home, Gwel Y Mor.

Boasting panoramic views across the glorious coastline, Gwel Y Mor is an idyllic base for a small family looking to explore this fabulous part of North Wales.

After parking up in the sought-after parking space, choose between climbing the stairs or taking the handy lift to the first-floor, kicking off your shoes as you enter into the light and airy open-plan living space, framing breath-taking views across the seafront through the towering bay window.

Take a seat at the breakfast bar to enjoy a glass of wine as the designated chef rustles up some tasty treats in the amply-equipped kitchen, loading up the dishwasher before serving at the dining table, where you can indulge with a marvelous backdrop of the coast, before settling in on the sofa gathered around the television for a cosy night in.

As the evening grows darker, put the little ones to bed in the triple bunk room, benefiting from both a single and a double bed, for flexible sleeping arrangements, before retiring to the double room, where you can wake up to glimpsing views across the stunning water.

In the morning, prepare for another day of adventure with a rejuvenating rinse, making use of the overhead shower, or if you prefer, begin your day in style with a leisurely soak in the bath.

Within striking distance of the property is the Blue Flag award-winning Traeth Marian-y-de Beach, stretching miles of sand and shingle, where you can take a dip in the refreshing water of Cardigan Bay, or watersport enthusiasts can tackle the waves with surf lesson at OFFAXIS Pwllheli.

Head into the town and where you'll be spoilt for choice with pubs and eateries to suit all tastes, or indulge in the seaside tradition of a portion of fish and chips and a stroll along the promenade, testing your luck on the penny slots at the amusement arcades.

Jump in the car and head to the Eryri National Park (Snowdonia), taking the challenging climb to reach the Summit of Mount Snowdon, the highest mountain in Wales.

Spend fun-filled days visiting popular destinations on the scenic Isle of Anglesey and across the Lyn Peninsula, boasting breath-taking beaches and trails worth exploring.

For an unforgettable break to North Wales, choose a stay at Gwel Y Mor.

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

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About the location

PWLLHELI

Abersoch 6 miles; Criccieth 8 miles.

This busy market town is the unofficial capital of the Llyn Peninsula which is one of the most scenic regions of Wales, renowned for its outstanding scenery, stunning coastal walks, excellent beaches and golf courses. This traditional seaside town offers a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants and an impressive marina holding 400 boats. The town boasts two beaches, one with the Blue Flag Award and is renowned for its sailing and watersports. Close by are Criccieth, with its medieval castle, and popular Abersoch, a pretty harbour town also renowned for its wonderful beaches and watersports facilities. Much of the peninsula is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a lot of the coastline is owned by the National Trust providing many remote bays, sandy beaches and exciting clifftop walks, as well as wildlife havens like Bardsey Island. Discover all of Snowdonia, the Isle of Anglesey, many medieval castles and N.T. properties and gardens, or simply relax in this beautiful part of Wales.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas