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Hwylfa'r Groes

(Ref. 938324)

Talybont near Barmouth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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67 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely stay at Hwylfa'r Groes, it’s a home from home and 10 minutes walk from a fantastic long beach for walking."

    With plenty of near by places to eat. We were greeted with a lovely bottle of fizz and Welsh cakes

    We’re really pleased that you’ve had a lovely time and enjoyed our cottage and local area. Hopefully we’ll see you again? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2024

  • "My partner and I would like to extend our thanks to Claire & Jonathan who when needed responsive to our minor needs."

    The cottage has all the amenities one would need. Decorated with that touch which makes it feel like a home rather than a rental. We appreciated the off road parking, as we like to park up and walk or use public transport. The had no control of the weather, or the off season restrictions but made the best of it. Our daily choices of what to do and where to walk guided by the bountiful tourist information at the cottage. Our evenings spent warm and comfy in the lounge enjoying the wood burner fire watching whatever we fancied. We would recommend the comfort and luxury of this cottage. Thank you again - Joseph & Alison.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Feb 2024

  • "A really beautiful cottage, with lots of lovely quirky little touches."

    It is very comfortable and very well equipped, to help make your stay wonderful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return for another stay in the coming year.

    Thank you, we look forward to welcoming you back next year Property Owner

    Reviewed by William Kevin5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and very helpful owners."

    We had a great time. Looking forward to staying again sometime.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage which was well equipped for everything we needed to make our stay perfect."

    Great location, close to beach, beautiful walks and local attractions. I would highly recommend to others. On arrival there was no odour/evidence of previous dogs, so I would recommend this cottage to non dog owners as well x

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, please come again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was in a perfect location it was comfortable and cosy, because dogs are allowed we would have expected there to be a doggy odour but NO smell at all so don't let this put you off booking if you have no pets."

    Its a short walk to the beach and train station which is ideal if you don't want the hassle of taking the car.We will definitely be looking at booking in the future and I have already recommended to family & friends

    Good points well made, thank you very much for your review and we would love to welcome you back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glyn5.0Aug 2023

  • "Hwylfa'r Groes proved to be a very cosy and comfortable base for our holiday in mid Wales."

    Every room is well equipped and characterful. The location is excellent for getting out and about on foot or by car, train or bus - the little railway station is less than half a kilometre away. Lovely sandy beaches (mostly dog-friendly) abound, and up into the hills it's just beautiful. It's clear that the owners love the place too, and care about its upkeep both inside and out. The pretty little garden was a delight, and quite secure enough for our little terrier. It's well worth filling up the bird feeders - take fat balls and seed with you and you'll be rewarded with visits from grateful sparrows, robins, bluetits and maybe more. We'd love to visit again, to explore more, or even just unwind in front of one of the wood-burners.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Aug 2023

  • "Thank you for a wonderful holiday all we needed was at the cottage and we had a very relaxing time!"


    You’re very welcome. Thank you for your review and please return for more relaxation? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.4Aug 2023

  • "The cottage has everything we needed and was a cosy retreat in a week of poor weather."

    The faulty hob was swiftly rectified with regular updates from the owner. The wine and dog treats on arrival were much appreciated. Great location with train station, good pub and lovely beach all within 10 minutes walk.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2023

  • "Just returned home after a wonderful week at this cottage."

    We were made to feel very welcome on arrival with gifts and card, and the cottage did not disappoint. Very well equipped with for all our needs, and a lovely little garden which our granddaughter enjoyed exploring. The cottage is a great base for beach visits, Barmouth and Harlech Castle. We would definitely recommend, and would love to visit again.

    Lovely feedback thank you. We would love to welcome you back anytime. Our cleaners also commented how clean you had left the cottage so thank you for that. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jul 2023

  • "A fantastic holiday cottage."

    It has everything you need and more. The owners, Jon and Clare are lovely people, and help in any way they can, if needed. The welcome gifts are really appreciated. We have used this cottage a few times, and we will definitely keep going back.

    Lovely to have you back again and thanks for the great review. Until next time… Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage is in an ideal location with a short walk to the beach and immediate access to the mountains where there are plenty of walks with stunning views."

    It is a 2 minute walk to the nearest pub and a short drive to Barmouth. It was very busy during our stay due to school holidays and plenty of sunshine so it was super busy in Barmouth hence this cottage is away from the crowds but close enough to drive to if you want to visit Barmouth. We had one of our dogs with us and dogs are welcome on the beach in Talybont during summer unlike Barmouth so another reason why this cottage was ideal. The cottage itself is fully equipped with everything you would need and the owners are very helpful and can answer any questions you may have with a quick text message. The cottage is decorated to a high standard with lovely welsh stone walls and lots of history. The garden is beautiful with lots of established plants and places to relax. I didn't need the woodburners as it was great weather but I can imagine in the winter the woodburners wood be very cosy on a cold winters night. This cottage is exactly as the owners description and we hope to return.

    Fabulous feedback thank you. We look forward to your return visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with a view of the sea."

    Nice garden to sit in and watch the birds.

    Thank you for your feedback, we look forward to your return visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2023

  • "Our family of 4 enjoyed a wonderful 4 nights at Hwylfa'r Groes."

    The cottage was very clean and had all the amenities we needed for our stay. Great location and full of character. The kids loved decorations. Would definitely consider staying again. Thanks.

    Great to hear that you had such a lovely holiday and enjoyed our cottage, we hope to see you again soon. Thanks for your review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2022

  • "Our second Christmas in this delightful cottage."

    It's full of old world charm and character but with the joys of a modern kitchen and 50 inch TV. Sitting by a log burner while watching the sea from a window was something I never tired of.

    Lovely to hear. Many thanks for spending another Christmas with us and for your review. Next Christmas? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria4.4Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, dog friendly which is great."

    Comfortable and easily accessible to beach. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hopefully will book again.

    Happy to hear that you enjoyed your holiday at Hwylfa’r Groes and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deryn5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had another lovely time at Hwylfa'r Groes, this being our second holiday there."

    The bungalow was lovely and clean and had everything that the two of us could need. The closeness to local amenities is good with a very short walk to a great pub round the corner and it is only a short drive to Barmouth. The road next to the bungalow does seem loud at first but this soon fades into the background and it is very quiet at night. If we were to stay in this area again we would definitely be checking to see if Hwylfa'r Groes is available.

    It was lovely to welcome you back and thank you for your great review. Of course we’d love you to return and look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and garden."

    The birds are super friendly if you feed them and love the bird bath! Neighbours are lovely too. Clear instructions for the hot water and appliances. As stated then property is situated on a busy road and you can hear traffic in the main bedroom, but it is not problematic. We stayed over the summer bank holiday period which I think was a pretty good test! The place is beautiful.. pub nearby and shop down by the beach(may close out of season). Lots to do in the area and if you get the chance go walk by the river it is beautiful. Cannot wait to visit this part of Wales again and would definitely consider staying in this lovely house.

    Great points raised in your feedback. We love sharing our holiday home and want all guests to feel the same. Thank you and we’d love to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely, cosy, well equipped cottage."

    Very clean and a welcome oasis after a hectic day. Many thanks.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, e we look forward to welcoming you back next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jul 2022

  • "The bedrooms are small but nothing can be done about that."

    You could do with having a folder to include how things work, where things are etc. We had cold showers for 2 days before noticing the Booster switch for hot water! The garden is a delight and a sun trap. Lovely next door neighbour.

    Many thanks for your feedback. Sorry to hear about your cold showers but you had responded to our email that is full of useful information, this is in addition to the welcome folder in the cottage that explains everything you need to know. Our changeover staff have confirmed that the folder is clearly visible in the lounge. You also had our contact details so there was really no reason for cold showers. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anita4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage that we used as a really good base to access lots of nice walks including Harlech, Precipice Walk, Rhaeadr Nantcol Waterfalls and Craig Y Dinas."

    Locally the pub Ysgethin Inn just round the corner did lovely food. Norbar provided some lovely fish and chips, Nineteen57 nice for a drink and fab Sunday Lunch at the Victoria Inn. Good communication with owners who couldn'y have been nicer.

    Thank you for publishing your excellent feedback, much appreciated and we would love to welcome you back sometime soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jun 2022

  • "A lovely cosy cottage with everything for a comfortable stay."

    Would highly recommend.

    Thank you for taking the time to give this wonderful feedback. We hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage warm and cozy with a beautiful garden and a sea view."

    Great feedback, thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mr Barry5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely unique cottage that had been well restored"

    Many thanks for your feedback. We hope to welcome you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mervyn4.4May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage - great location and very well furnished."

    Stay slightly spoiled by the attitude of the owner. Second bedroom had no bedding and when I rang to ask if it could be supplied was told I should have specified that both rooms were required. Also got a lecture on the cost of laundry! Have used Sykes cottages for more than ten years and this is the first problem I have encountered.

    Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback although we’re very surprised at its content and would like to apologise if that is how our attitude was received when we thought it was in the form of an explanation as to why bedding on all beds was not provided. We had emailed and text you prior to your holiday with us which explained everything you needed to know and then acted immediately to rectify this. Apologies again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue3.8May 2022

  • "We had a lovely break."

    The cottage is beautifully finished and very homely and comfortable. We (in particular our son) loved the little nautical themed ornaments and quirky nooks and crannies. We were originally concerned that the road would be noisy but it was surprisingly quiet. The kitchen was really well stocked and clean. The beds were really comfy - the only downside about the bedroom was that there was only one pillow each and they were quite thin. The garden is beautiful… perfect for morning coffee and glass of wine in the evening. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Many thanks for your lovely feedback. With regard to the pillows, we do have two pillows for each sleeping place but had to restrict them to one each due to reducing COVID risks however, the others were in the drawers beneath the beds. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rhiannon4.7Apr 2022

  • "Had a fabulous stay, really beautiful and charming cottage, lovely location."

    Can't wait to return.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2022

  • "Quaint and compact."

    Made best use of all space within the building . Comfortable. It’s an ideal spot to stay between the sea and the mountains . Well equipped with everything you need. Pub selling good food within five mins walk.

    Thank you for your feedback and happy that you enjoyed your holiday. Please contact us with any improvement ideas on how we could have got 100%. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beryl4.1Mar 2022

  • "This cottage was delightful and a real pleasure to stay in."

    Had everything we needed for a week away. 15-20 walk from the door to the beach with stunning views. Lovely local pub 5 mins walk with great ale and we’ll priced food. Lots to see and do even in February and will definitely be back.

    Many thanks for giving this feedback. We’re very pleased that you enjoyed our cottage as much as we do and we look forward to welcoming you back sometime soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Feb 2022

  • "A very clean, fully equipped and comfortable cottage, very easy to get to ."

    Thank you for taking the time to publish your feedback. We hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2021

  • "Beautifully prepared and equipped cottage cottage, crammed with charm and features."

    It’s true the cottage is close close to the road, but it doesn’t take long to zone that traffic out, and appreciate the location. We will definitely be returning

    Many thanks for taking the time to publish your feedback, much appreciated and of course we look forward to your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a fantastic time at Hwylfa’r Groes, the cottage was very well presented and very clean."

    It had everything we needed, the wood burning stoves were a great touch. It is next to the main road so there was a bit of road noise but that very quickly became background noise that we didn’t notice. The location is very good, the Ysgethin Inn is only a couple of minutes walk away and served great food with very friendly staff. It is only about a mile down to the nearest beach and there are many others a short car ride away. I could go on and on but suffice to say we have booked again for next year, nuff said!

    Lovely feedback thank you very much. Great to see that you have booked again and we look forward to welcoming you back. We now have a new kitchen for you to enjoy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "We were more than satisfied with our experience at Hwylfa’r Groes."

    The cottage was really clean and comfortable and felt very homely. Our daughter who has SEN was also very comfortable here. The owners were communicating throughout our stay and very friendly. The cottage is situated in a great position with sea view which was a nice surprise! We will most definitely be booking again. Thank you. Sophie, Luke and Kiera.

    Thank you for leaving this great feedback, we hope to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Smaller than expected."

    Thank you for your feedback and we are sorry that you found this property "smaller than expected". We have reviewed the property/listing and have come to the conclusion that the listing and more importantly the photographs are an accurate reflection of this holiday home. With kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart3.4Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage with everything you will ever need, great comms from the owner."

    walks on your doorstep all listed in the information pack. Beach is a lovely mileish walk and you can pop into 1865 for a pint on way back also! Will be back again soon!

    Thank you for your fabulous feedback. We hope you will be back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "A great holiday in a fantastic cottage."

    Jon and Clare, the owners were so friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend it. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Jun 2021

  • "This character cottage was fabulous lived up to every expectation as well as the location and area will definitely be booking this lovely cottage again for are next visit to wales."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very little cleaning products ie washing up liquid surface cleaner hand wash etc Considering Covid 19 was very poor"

    We would like to sincerely apologise. As a returning guest, you are fully aware of the quality of this cottage and must appreciate that the owners have had to make changes due to COVID-19 which includes a reduction in touch points but they still provide the basic cleaning materials that you mention. With all the extra cleaning duties e.g. steam cleaning, our cleaners had forgotten to replenish those essentials and the annoying thing for the owners, they have a loft full of everything needed but rely on the cleaners to do their job properly. As a result, the owners get a bad review for an error out of their control. We would have hoped that you would have brought this to our attention so we could have rectified the situation immediately. Our sincere apologies again, hopefully this has not put you off coming again when we would ensure your stay would exceed your Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gianni3.4Sep 2020

  • "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. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela3.4Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    ..well off road parking....near fantastic sandy beach and wonderful woodland walks.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Mar 2020

  • "Great cottage, great location with easy access to beach and pub."

    Also great for visiting nearby places. Visited with children aged 7 & 8 and it was ideal. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Lynsey4.4Aug 2019

  • "Absoloutly perfect cottage and location for our family holiday!"

    We stayed here with our two boys aged 2 and 9 and dog Ted and they loved every minute, as did we. Would highly recommend and really hope to return soon! Great communication from the owners and very lovely, helpful next door neighbour too.

    Reviewed by Lee4.7Jul 2019

  • "Thrilled with the cottage."

    I’ve passed it many times over the last few years and it was everything I had hoped it would be and more! The arrival gifts and other bits were very welcoming and were/are very grateful. Thank you

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jul 2019

  • "The road is very busy with both walkers and cars which is mentioned in the description but the cottage only has curtains in the bedroom."

    Due to the layout this means people can see in to every area so privacy is an issue. We found the cottage to be well equipped but general cleaning was quite poor in the important areas: The shower screen and walls adjacent had thick soap scum and black mould. The bed had thick dust in the under drawers which made the empty one unusable and made us not want to use the extra pillows etc that were stored there. The dust was about an inch thick under the bed. I appreciate the bedroom is small but the bed was very small so I slept with my feet hanging over the edge. The kitchen cupboards could do with a wipe out as quite a bit of the crockery was 'sticky'. Likewise the low level areas in the kitchen were very dusty dirty and sticky. Overall we had a good holiday in a great location but would not stay here again

    We are horrified to read your review and would like to thank you for bringing this to our attention. We always leave contact details of our caretakers and encourage holidaymakers to contact them if they find anything untoward e.g. cleanliness then any such issue can be rectified so as not to impact your holiday in a negative way. We have taken immediate action as a result. We instructed our cleaning/changeover company who have rectified all of your issues and have assured us that this will be never be repeated. Within our details about the cottage, we have highlighted that the caretakers should be contacted if anything is found unsatisfactory. With regard to the privacy issue, as you know there are internal wooden shutters on all windows, curtains and shutters in the bedroom and curtains in the Garden Room, if you have any suggestions on how to make it more private we would like to hear them as we have considered net curtains or window graphics but these would cut down the light in the cottage as the windows are small and unless people were to stop and stare, it is difficult to look in. The majority of guests and indeed us enjoy the sea view and wonderful sunsets. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert2.8May 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely all on one level which was ideal for my wife, as she is disabled."

    The only thing she struggled with is the amount of room around the bed getting dressed etc.It is something we never even thought of asking when we looked on line.Another thing the walk to the beach in the reviews it said 10 to 15 mins walk away.I think it was further than that i am a good walker and there is no way its 10 to 15 mins away.It is very deceiving especially for somebody like my wife she would never have made it.The road was very noisy , but we were told about that.We loved the cottage , and the garden though.But from now on i think we will have to look for more disabled cottages.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was all it said road noise is an issue traffic calming is needed as is a fast busy road."

    Plenty of walks and beaches to keep you occupied

    Reviewed by Gianni4.4Apr 2019

  • "A perfect location for a relaxing short break."

    Close to great walks and deserted sandy beaches.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2019

  • "Like others have said, this property is close to the road and it's a busy road."

    Otherwise its a lovely cottage and close to the beach. We found it very relaxing albeit for just a few days.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Mar 2019

  • "Great little cottage with everything we needed for a relaxing break."

    Plenty to do for walkers and cyclists and the beach is easily accessible. More importantly local pub is just around the corner. Would definitely recommend and we will be looking to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely quirky cottage - excellent touches from owners lots of books dvd’s Games and information about area past and present ."

    We were couple but double bunk bedroom was amazing and my grandchildren would have loved it. The welcome gifts even chewy stick for our dog very thoughtful. The location is well placed for touring around however in our 70’s we enjoyed Harlech sands Barmouth beach river walk and falls . We had relaxing holiday and were comfortable. The kitchen is like a galley well appointed no dishwasher and fridge and freezer very small don’t hold a lot so if party of 4 be careful how much to bring. There is coop in Barmouth

    Reviewed by Karen4.4Feb 2019

  • "This cottage was lovely and very well equipped with everything you needed for a great holiday with or without a dog."

    Fabulous beach is 10 to 15 mins walk away across the road, our dog had a whale of a time. Good comfy bed and great log burner and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone. I will definitely go back. Thank you to Jon and Clare the owner's for my birthday gift it was lovely and lovely touch of some Welsh cakes.

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Jan 2019

  • "Enjoyed our break in this super cottage."

    We feel that for Four people would be a little tight for space,but for two(and a dog) was great .Many Thanks ,Gary and Melissa.

    Reviewed by Gary4.7Jan 2019

  • "It was such a star find, beautiful cottage, wonderful countryside and a nice walk down to the sea."

    It had everything you could possibly need, it was a great little getaway and we will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Dec 2018

  • "The cottage is beautiful with plenty of character ."

    It was homely , relaxing and cosy , the perfect get away . Very handy for the numerous beaches and mountains . A dog friendly local pub which can be reached either by walking by the river and through the woods or by road . I will be back . Highly recommended .

    Reviewed by Tara5.0Dec 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage that has been decorated lovely."

    So cosy and quaint. It had everything we needed and much more. The views from the window are amazing, it really did exceed our expectations. The bottle of wine on arrival was also a lovely touch! And muchly appreciated. Would recommend without a doubt!! Beautiful!

    Reviewed by Leah5.0Nov 2018

  • "Very obliging owners."

    Great location.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Sep 2018

  • "Kids loved the tree swing and on a sunny day views fantastic, only downfall was ..."

    Kids loved the tree swing and on a sunny day views fantastic, only downfall was a bit of traffic noise from the main road the cottage is on

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Aug 2018

  • "Great cottage in a good location."

    Easy walking distance to the beach, beautiful walks in the woods and the pub which served delicious food and dog friendly. First time using Sykes Cottages Ltd and very happy with the service, a gem of a cottage found and will happily return

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Jun 2018

  • "Mum and Myself had a wonderful time staying at this beautiful cottage."

    We where able to recall lots of memories of Talybont and holidays spent there years ago. Mum enjoyed the comfortableness of this Special cottage. Its nick nacks show how much thought and love has been put in by its owners. Our only regret is that we only had a week there.. Next time we will be booking for longer, it gave us both such a wonderful restful feeling. The owner and cleaner are so approachable and they really want you to enjoy your stay. I would imagine that any one visiting Hwylfar Groes will understand the sense of magic one gets by staying at this cottage. Served well by Train from Birmingham, the "Pleasant place at the crossing" has certainly rekindled my love for Wales. Thank you xx

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Jun 2018

  • "Absolutely lovely stay in this beautiful cottage."

    It is in an ideal location to explore this part of Wales, many tourist attractions within, or a little over, an hour's drive and beautiful Barmouth less than 10 minute's drive away. We had mixed weather, (to be expected in the UK!), but after a day out we could either be sat enjoying the sun in the garden or cosy in the lounge with the log burner. There has been great attention to detail by the owners to ensure that the cottage feels homely, and comfortable and we loved the little decorative items dotted about the place and quirky uses of space. There has to be a special mention of the lovely Welcome Goodies, (including an all important dog treat!). All in all a perfect and relaxing week was had and we woud definitely like to return! Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2018

  • "We had such a peaceful and restful stay at this wonderful cottage the ..."

    We had such a peaceful and restful stay at this wonderful cottage the location is great and so near to beaches, mountains, Harlech Castle and Barmouth we were so sad to leave and have already decided we will go back later this year

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location; we reluctantly delayed the start of the break by 2 days due to extreme weather, both at home & journey."

    But once there the beautiful beaches within walking distance or a short drive more than made up for the disappointment. Cottage was very clean, extremely warm & cosy, and well thought out & equipped. It's larger than expected having seen the photos, and the garden was delightful, despite the season only just starting. It would be packed full of flowers, leaf and wildlife later in year, with a west facing raised patio area to enjoy the view and sun. Woke one day to thick layer of snow but it literally melted and disappeared by noon. Views of snowy mountains, all the way to Llyn Peninsular on bright days, thick banks of fog hugging valleys towards Caider Idris and Rhinogs was amazing. We imagine there'd be plenty of activity in nearby caravan parks in high season; power lines and trees felled by Storm Emma, let alone the cold weather just before arriving ensured the amount of holidaymaker travellers was minimal so we wandered the local area in peace. But even so I don't think the presence of many more people would put us off; the cottage locality makes up for that potential 'business'. Barmouth, Dyffryn and Harlech are just minutes away by car. Great pub literally minutes walk away and local restaurant serving authentic Italian amongst other dishes. Peaceful, very pretty and picturesque. Would love to go back; preferably not when The Beast from the East, Storm Emma and Pest from the West are brewing! However I suspect the cottage will be much in demand when word gets out and availability may become a problem in the future.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Mar 2018

  • "Superb cottage, would thoroughly recommend."

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Feb 2018

  • "Its a lovely cottage to be in even when the weathers not great, nice and cosy with all mod cons you would need, owners really helpful and easy to talk to."

    Could not ask for more.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Jul 2017

  • "Holly trees shedding leaves in the garden area not pet friendly"

    Reviewed by Patricia4.8Jun 2017

  • "The cottage was as we expected."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful. This is a perfect base to explore a beautiful part of the country. It is very well equipped.

    Reviewed by David4.6Apr 2017

  • "Very enjoyable week."

    Lovely cottage. A little noise from the road but nothing too inconvenient. Close enough to Snowdon. Harlech and Ffestiniog and the lovely Barmouth

    Reviewed by Martin4.2Mar 2017

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  • 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, dishwasher, 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
  • Highchair available
  • 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
  • Please note: This property would like booking to ideally arrive on Fridays or Mondays, if you are thinking of arriving of a different day please call us before booking to check your booking can go ahead

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.

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

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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.

Please note: This property would like booking to ideally arrive on Fridays or Mondays, if you are thinking of arriving of a different day please call us before booking to check your booking can go ahead.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas