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Swn Y Mor

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Pwllheli, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (8)
  • steep (6)
  • stairs (6)
  • bed (5)
  • comfortable (5)
  • back (4)

10 Customer Reviews

  • "Slightly disappointing."

    The cottage looks a lot better on the advert than it is in real life! The whole cottage felt damp and musty however, it rained for most of our stay, which made it slightly worse. The cottage needs a really good clean from top to bottom - including the mold in the bathroom and in the bedrooms - as well as decorating throughout. Some new curtains, hung properly and sofa's in the living room would also be a good idea - there was just nowhere in the house that was comfortable. We didn't sleep in the front bedroom as the bed was uncomfortable and the curtains were not appropriate to need - letting in lots of light. The back bedroom was better, as it looked directly out onto the cliff face - and we mean 'directly'! Bit of a fire risk really, which isn't noted. Stairs are very steep, which is noted but people should be aware they are 'very steep', even if your mobility is good! Owner made contact with us on the morning of our journey to Pwellhi and advised they were there if we needed anything - rather difficult to advise the owner that the cottage was damp, musty and uncomfortable after 5 hours of travelling and shattered - as we didn't have anywhere else to go and felt we had to make the best of it. We had to wash all the crockery and cutlery before we used anything too, as there were food bits left in pans and on cutlery. We didn't bother using the washing machine and dryer, as we didn't feel it would be safe due to all the rain and water running down the back of the outhouse. On a positive note, the cottage was in a good position to enable us to discover the Llyn Peninsula and North Wales and we were out of the house most of the time. We cut our 7 night stay short by a couple of nights as we were cold and wet for the entire time and I ended up with a terrible chest infection. Sorry - this is the first time we have booked a Sykes cottage and we certainly will not be booking one again.

    Reviewed by Shelly1.6Sep 2023

  • "The cottage itself is fine unfortunately the maintenance has been neglected in a number of areas such as the stairs and the cleanliness wasn't great."

    I expected a little damp but finding a small dried dog poo behind the ottoman in the lounge made my daughter decide to leave a day early! Whilst the generous facilities were as expected this did finish the holiday for us. There was a general feel due to the amount of personal items left in cupboards and the ottoman that this was someone's holiday home and not a rental.

    Reviewed by Katrina2.2Aug 2023

  • "Arrived tired after a 5 hour journey to find hairs in all of the beds, bedding not been changed, so had to strip all beds and wash them."

    Slept in clothes with towel on the beds.Cushions on chairs were stained and dirty.. Dark and depressing cottage due to sheer rock face at the back of the cottage, practically at arms reach from kitchen window so no light coming in. Laundry room although adequate, was dirty and gloomy. If there was a fire, couldn't escape as back door jammed and as there is rock face at the back with no gaps between cottages, couldn't get out anyway.. Bathroom ok, needs updating. Stairs, although steep we managed, however bedroom/bathroom leads straight onto stairs so care is needed if you get up in the night, otherwise could fall down them. . Overall, cottage needs decorating, cleaned properly and to be honest not worth the price we paid. I had put in a complaint with Sykes, however as it was the weekend beds were not changed until Monday. Did not receive a message so wasn't sure if they were coming. Not had an apology or anything. Also, no welcome pack or instructions etc. Very poor service and do not recommend Sykes nor will I be using them again.

    Reviewed by Sandra1.3Aug 2023

  • "We loved the little cottage, it was in a great location and very comfortable"

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Aug 2023

  • "Quaint little cottage in a convenient location."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable and well equipped for all our needs.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, plenty of on street parking, lovely location near the marina."

    Had a lovely stay and had everything we could have needed provided for us. The bed was so so comfortable. A text from the owner, checking things were good, in case we needed anything, was reassuring.

    Reviewed by Lindsey4.4Apr 2023

  • "Swn y Mor is a really nice place to stay, very comfortable and well equipped."

    Close to Pwllheli Marina, it's also in easy walking distance of the town centre and the beaches. We used it as a base to explore the peninsular, and there's easy parking right outside the front door - it was Easter weekend but I never struggled to park when we came back. Yes, the stairs are steep, but that's normal for a cottage like this and it wasn't a problem for us.

    Reviewed by David3.8Apr 2023

  • "The heating system is thankfully very warm."

    We needed to use this a lot as the weather was wet and the cottage is very damp upstairs and the smell of damp in the bedrooms is very strong at night which we found unpleasant and affected sleep. The curtains in the front bedroom are completely ineffective and there is a street lamp right outside, which meant the room was never dark . This also really affected my sleep .I did hang a blanket over the curtain rail which didn’t really help and for this reason alone , plus the damp , would not recommend this cottage to anyone . There was a lot of dust , grime and stickiness generally and other peoples pet hair not cleaned up. I don’t think it had been cleaned before our stay. Fridge was sticky and surfaces had crumbs , sink had dirty old wet cloths in. There is property stored at the cottage such as clothing in the bedroom ,piled on top of the wardrobe , which made it feel as if we were in someone’s home that they had vacated for the week. This should be stated on the listing as it is not something I have experienced when booking with Sykes before and does make me wonder about their listings for the future . The cottage states it sleeps four . There were two of us - me and my 12 year old - and we left the dog at home in the end . We would not have liked to have had more people with us as it would have been very cramped particularly at mealtimes as there is not really any space to seat four and certainly not enough cooking equipment to prepare meals for four. This is not unusual with Sykes property unfortunately . It is an extremely tiny property . The bathroom is very damp. It is on a very busy main road. There is a sheer rock face at the back, no yard. I was very glad we hadn’t brought our ( tiny) dog as there is nowhere to let them outside anywhere on or even near to the property . I was surprised - and disappointed- at this property as it is not consistent with the standard of other properties I have rented from Sykes , although with some upgrading work it could be. I didn’t have a problem with the steep stairs as others have said , as we live in a similar cottage , but no way four adults and a dog could fit in comfortably in my opinion.

    Reviewed by Tamsin2.5Feb 2023

  • "Well situated for the dog-friendly beach and supermarket in easy walking distance, however stairs were very narrow and steep, with the second bedroom opening straight onto the stairs, so perhaps challenging for visitors with small children and/or mobility issues."

    Reviewed by Dan and Margaret2.8Jul 2022

  • "The property could do with a larger sofa downstairs as my partner has mobility ..."

    The property could do with a larger sofa downstairs as my partner has mobility issues and couldn't make the very steep higher than normal treads on the staircase without help, the sofas were not really suitable for sleeping on ,I wouldn't recommend anyone with mobility problems staying here unless they can sleep downstairs , but as the bathroom is also upstairs it could be a problem as it is not an ordinary staircase, the property is close to the beach and a short walk to the supermarket

    Thank you for your feedback. If you had got in touch with us at the time of booking we would of informed you this property would not have been suitable for someone with mobility issues. We do however have a selection of properties available to guests with mobility issues. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Jul 2022

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas fire
  • Utility
  • Central heating with gas fire
  • Oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first serve basis
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and beach 0.4 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Please note: the stairs are steep

The property

Set in the bustling market town of Pwllheli, in Gwynedd, is this well-positioned and characterful cottage, Swn Y Mor.

Paces away from the beach and local amenities, whilst boasting an open-plan living space, two spacious bedrooms, and a pet-friendly layout, the cottage welcomes four guests and one well-behaved dog, perfect for a coastal getaway.

Cater to your group’s culinary needs in the well-equipped kitchen, before dining around the breakfast bar or sinking into the sleek leather sofas, positioned directly in front of the gas fire and TV; enjoy film nights, wrapped up with the fire alight on colder evenings.

Venture upstairs for a refreshing shower, before heading to bed, choosing between a double and a twin, both furnished with inviting fixtures and ample storage.

Once you're ready to explore your surroundings, head into Pwllheli, home to an abundance of waterfront eateries, cafes, and shops; you'll be spoilt for choice, with Waterfront Bar and Restaurant, and Caffi Sol as firm favourites.

Enjoy sunny strolls upon Treath Glan-y-Don, just a short walk from Swn Y Mor, or perhaps embark on a nature-filled adventure, touring St Cybi's Wells or hiking up one of the many trails upon Eryri (Snowdonia).

The charming village of Abersoch is a short car journey away, encompassed by a sandy shore, perfect for a visit upon its resident marina, or if you'd prefer to grab your walking boots and be at one with nature, explore Caernarfon and Caeau Tan y Bwlch nature reserve; boasting a traditional hay meadow and fields rich in wildflowers.

Criccieth Castle is also a recommended attraction within proximity to your abode, a native Welsh fortress, positioned above Tremadog Bay, Bron Eifion Fishing Lakes displays a stunning backdrop, whether you want to fish or simply opt for a leisurely stroll, or perhaps take a trip to Portmeirion, lined with boutique shops, eateries, and family-friendly amusements, also home to a 70-acre sub-tropical garden, especially idyllic in warmer months.

Embark on a trip to Gwynedd by booking Swn Y Mor as your dwelling.

Note: Please be aware that the stairs are steep and might not be suitable for people with mobility issues

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


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 Eryri (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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Note: Please be aware that the stairs are steep and might not be suitable for people with mobility issues

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas