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Hwylfa'r Groes

Talybont near Barmouth, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 938324)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mr Hares

    “Although not dog owners ourselves, we have friends who have dogs, but have never experienced such bad dog odour, everytime we walked into the property it smelt of wet dog.”


    This could only be improved if the rugs in the property were deep cleaned or changed everytime a new guest was due. We had to buy air fresheners, but it only masked the smell temporarily. The microwave had not been cleaned on our arrival. The bathroom was clean though. We know now not to book a property that allows animals of any sort, to be fair with covid around properties were far and few between when I booked, plus the price was very fair, but we will recomend to our friends with dogs. The property itself was in a lovely location with a sea view. Although right next to a busy road we slept fine. Lovely village pub a couple of minutes walk away with a river running by and Tony's pizza place was great for meals too, but make sure you go an order 1.5 hrs before you want it, as very busy due to having so many caravan sites/camp sites around. We did have a few drunk people walking past and being very noisy who came from the camp site directly next to the cottage a couple of nights running.

    We sincerely apologise for your experience at Hwylfar Groes and it really doesn't matter whether you are dog owners or not, you should not have endured the smell of dog odour during your stay. On reading your review in our guest book, our cleaners immediately removed the rug. Thankfully, this was an isolated problem because as you would have seen in our guest book, our guest reviews covering the weeks directly beforehand were all positive and they certainly didn't mention anything regarding dog odour and many were not dog owners. Our guests directly after your visit commented We found the cottage very clean and comfortable" therefore confirming it was an isolated issue but one we take very seriously. For this reason, we have talked to our cleaners and other people to try to understand why this should only have happened to you and so that we can give other potential holiday makers the confidence that our cottage does not smell. The only plausible explanation was that since we now steam clean the cottage including the rug, this may have been a little damp by the nature of the process and with the heating being put on for the first time in months it may have exasperated any smell that was ordinarily undetectable. Note to all: We understand the awkwardness of complaining whilst staying at a property however, all owners would welcome you doing so in order that issues can be resolved with immediate effect rather than finding out by a negative review, guests can then enjoy the rest of their holiday. - Sykes owner relations

The property

This delightful and unique 17th century detached cottage is positively oozing with charm and is situated on the outskirts of the village of Talybont in Gwynedd.

This cottage has lovely sea views and is truly a superb location for exploring and taking in the marvellous varied scenery, perfect for small families, friends or even a romantic break for two.

The cottage has been lovingly renovated over the years with many original features retained and restored, with wonderful rustic charm the cottage is fused with modern, contemporary style interior which combines elegantly to create a magical holiday home.

The cosy lounge has an impressive stone inglenook fireplace with original bread oven and the warming woodburner is simply perfect for cosy evenings on the comfy sofa relaxing together after a great day exploring.

The garden room has a dining area and is a wonderful light and airy room enjoying pleasant views over the garden.

It is a lovely room to socialise together and plan the day’s activities over breakfast at the dining table and there is also a cosy sofa by the woodburner, creating a lovely quiet spot to sit back and relax with a book or watch birdlife in the garden.

The kitchen is small but perfectly formed and well-equipped for your needs.

The pretty double bedroom is beautifully presented with a wonderful whitewashed stone wall to the front and impressive thick window sills with feature slate and wooden window shutters that’s just adds to the charm.

This is a lovely room to wake up in as you can open the shutters and enjoy the sea views.

The second bedroom has bunk beds suitable for adults and children and again enjoys lovely whitewashed stone walls and even has a high Velux window, possibly good for a little star gazing if you’re lucky enough to be in the top bunk!

The contemporary shower room completes the accommodation with a modern suite and power shower.

Completing this beautiful cosy cottage is the garden.

To the rear of the cottage there is a gravelled driveway with a raised lawn area and steps up to a further patio area, perfect for alfresco dining with a glass of something cool and refreshing while taking in the distant sea views.

There is also secure storage space available for bikes, surfboards, canoes or fishing equipment!

Within 5 minutes’ walk of the cottage there a country pub, and restaurant and if you fancy a walk to the beach there are bars and restaurants to enjoy too.

The cottage is well positioned on the edge of the village of Talybont nearby to lovely walks along the Afon Ysgethin River through the woods with an abundance of wildlife.

The cottage is also only a 10 minute walk from the wonderful sandy beach perfect for long walks, building sand castles and taking a dip.

The next village of Dyffryn Ardudwy is a mile down the road where there are two pubs, cafes, a garage, shop and local butchers and also a Post Office for sending the post card!

The bustling seaside town of Barmouth is under five minutes’ drive away where there are plenty of shops, bars, activities and sites to see and enjoy.

There are some amazing walks from the door and Cwm Nantcol, Cwm Bychan and the Roman Steps up to the well-known Rhinog mountain range are all close by.

The beaches along this stretch of the North Wales coastline are beautiful with miles and miles of sandy shores and there are many cycling trails to enjoy.

This fantastic location also boasts good golf courses and medieval castles such as Harlech Castle just four miles away.

This cottage is wonderful for a get away-from-it-all break and an ideal base to explore this part of North Wales and the Snowdonia National Park any time of year.


  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Garden room with dining area with woodburner
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Electric gel-filled panel heaters with two woodburners
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburners inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 small cars or 1 large car
  • Secure bike storage
  • Private enclosed garden with furniture, BBQ and tree swing
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 5 mins walk
  • Train station 5 mins walk
  • Beach 10 mins walk
  • Note: The cottage is positioned on the A496 and there may be some associated noise
  • Note: There are steps to patio area and care should be taken
  • Note: Some walls are dry stone and low in places, children and pets should be supervised.

About the location


Barmouth 4 miles; Harlech 6 miles.

This popular coastal holiday village lies between one of the most picturesque resorts on the Welsh coast, Barmouth, and the World Heritage Site of Harlech, which are all surrounded by the unrivalled splendour of the Snowdonia National Park. Talybont hosts an Italian reastaurant, a riverside pub and a large sandy beach ideal for family fun. An excellent base for coastal and hill walking, cycling, sea and freshwater fishing and all watersports. 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. A paradise for walkers, climbers and cyclists, Mount Cader Idris is nearby, the second highest mountain in Wales. More adventurous attractions at Blaenau Ffestiniog are the renowned Zip World Titan, Bounce Below and Zip Caverns, a subterranean system of trampolines and zip wires deep underground. Surf Snowdonia, Bala lake which offers a variety of watersports and Coed-y-Brenin with its fantastic mountain bike trails are also nearby. An abundance of wildlife along the Mawddach Estuary, trout fishing in mountain lakes, Harlech Castle, St David's golf course and Portmeirion Italienate Village - just a handful of the many superb attractions within easy reach of this lovely area.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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