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Bwthyn Bach

(Ref. 970234)

Talybont near Barmouth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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57 Customer Reviews

  • "Wrong phone numbers on advertisement, and contact name."

    Couldnt get in till 4.35pm due to cleaner shortage. Drain smell coming from shower, cleared after heavy rain 3 days later. ? No extractor fan. Freezer defrosting most of the time, iced up. Fridge consequently wet. Had to ask for 1st aid box, none in cottage, got it promptly, but should have been in cottage. No accident book offered. Lower Blind in long window in bedroom not working. Curtain in lounge comes off curtain hooks. The cottage was lovely and cosy, bed comfortable, shower good. General decor tastefully done. Its a shame that there are the above negatives are not dealt with. Some are against the law, ie accident book, ? Lack of extractor fan in bathroom can be dangerous, we had to leave windows open as the smell was bad. We hope these things will be addressed. The late entry into the cottage was difficult for us, we had travelled along way, my husband is elderly and disabled, this was distressing to us both. 4pm is late enough, beyong that is beyond a joke. Disappointed in Sykes as these things should be addressed.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2023

  • "This is the second time we have stayed in Bwythn Bach and again we had a great ..."

    This is the second time we have stayed in Bwythn Bach and again we had a great time very comfortable place to stay well equipped just need larger wine glasses and not a fan of leather setee's but we understand they are harder wearing fabulous shower and comfortable bed

    Reviewed by DebbieSep 2023

  • "Generally the cottage is very good, but, my partner has mobility issues, I enquired about needing a shower mat and a handrail, there were neither, so she did not use the shower."

    Access for her from the car was excellent. We had a good holiday, excellent for West Wales Coast, especially Barmouth. Thank you.

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2023

  • "This was our 3rd year running at Bwthyn Bach and it never fails to due to location and quality of the property."

    We will return in the future.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2023

  • "Comfortable little cottage, we enjoyed our stay!"

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2023

  • "Had a 3 night stay at this property and couldn’t ask for better."

    Situated close to the beach at Talybont and just outside of Barmouth.Enjoyed the use of the swimming pool which is on site. If you are a beach lover it’s just a short walk away. If you want peace and quiet and rest and relaxation this is the place

    Reviewed by GlynJun 2023

  • "The cottage was absolutely stunning."

    So beautiful and absolutely spotlessly clean.The welcome pack was a lovely touch.Diolch from Judith and Alun

    Reviewed by JudithJun 2023

  • "Great location easy access to beach walks, main road and station."

    Cottage is small (not a negative that's what we were expecting) has good facilities and is well laid out. the water pressure is great and shower really good (one of my bug bears in many cottages). You are on the edge of a massive 'village' of caravans and campsites, but you do not notice this once at the cottage, the seating area is well laid out and you have a good level of privacy. for dogs there is the beach and you are on the coastal footpath for fields and paths to explore in all directions. would defiantly visit again if in the areas and would recommend for anyone with a dog.

    Reviewed by DebMay 2023

  • "Loved the cottage will stay again."

    Reviewed by JoanMay 2023

  • "Our 2nd stay in this cottage , love it ideal for the 2 of us and our dog ."

    But this time I noticed a lot of dust on back of doors,headboard and radiator in bathroom. Everywhere else was lovely and clean . Probably me being picky but having a cleaning business I notice these things. But this would not stop me from stopping here again as cottage is wonderful.

    Reviewed by SharonApr 2023

  • "This property was home from home we had an amazing time."

    Shower was wonderful and the bed very comfortable. The welcome pack was a bonus. I was not sure should I have defrosted the fridge as it had not been defrosted by previous tenants, Many thanks diolch

    Reviewed by AnnetteApr 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, everything as described in a lovely location."

    Will definately book again.

    Reviewed by PhillipMar 2023

  • "Wonderful place ,so cosy and warm."

    Got everything we needed. Will be booking again for 2023 . April and if I can book the Christmas hols again from the 27th December. Thank you for letting us stay in this wonderful place .

    Reviewed by SharonDec 2022

  • "Great cottage warm clean very quiet everything we needed the shower was lovely , many thanks to the owner and Sykes"

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2022

  • "When we arrived, there were stains on the carpet in the bedroom behind the chair, which looked like dog urine stains."

    Dog are allowed at the cottage, but not allowed to be left alone, which it doesn’t state when booking. So unable to go out for dinner or anything in the evening. Over all, we had a lovely stay, beautiful beach.

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2022

  • "Excellent property, very high standard would from a small TV in bedroom."

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2022

  • "Absolutely brilliant place to stay."

    Can’t fault it I’m any way. Very comfortable.. kitchen was fantastic with great accessories. Bedroom was cozy and comfortable Shower was fantastic Truly the best place I’ve stayed in!! Thank you for a great holiday

    Reviewed by AmyJul 2022

  • "Beautiful property very clean, lovely welcome pack and although we don't have a dog the doggy biscuit was a lovely touch!"

    Would certainly highly recommend and we will definitely come back. Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our second stay in a little cottage, this was our second visit"

    Reviewed by DawnMay 2022

  • "We stayed at Bethyn Bach one bedroom cottage The cottage was much bigger than it looked on the website beautifully clean and homely nice little details and a lovely welcome box, The owner was very friendly when I rang for key details would, and have recommended and would definitely go back again."

    Reviewed by Patricia IMay 2022

  • "Really great place to stay."

    Had a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by RobApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely peaceful stay at Bwthyn Bach."

    The cottage was nice and cosy on the cooler mornings and evenings. It is well equipped and has everything you could need. We have stayed here many times and are never disappointed.

    Reviewed by AmandaMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, one of three by a caravan park."

    Beach two minutes walk, snowdonia hills the other way. Great area

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2022

  • "We had a very nice weeks stay in Bwthyn Bach and were able to enjoy the wonderful local area and beaches."

    It’s a nicely set up barn conversion, with good parking, everything you need available in the kitchen (quality items to use too), a comfy bedroom and nice smart toilet/shower area. We found the living room was on the chilly side for the first few days and perhaps should have made contact about that but it did improve considerably. We appreciated access to the washing and drying facilities as we were travelling for a few weeks. The rubbish collection area was getting very full and it was tricky to find where to add our recycling. We’d certainly book again.

    Reviewed by MariaJan 2022

  • "Veery good accommodation,,clean and comfortable in a good location."

    The welcome pack was a nice touch Would recommend this property and would happily return

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage perfect for a couple plus dog."

    Great location near to fabulous beach and lots of great walks. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday in Wales."

    The cottage was gorgeous - and really comfortable for two people. The area is perfect for a holiday in north Wales. We did something nice every day. The beach is superb and the hiking trails amazing. It would have been nice to have the ironing table and iron in the cottage rather than the shared utility facility. Also the directions to the cottage were incorrect. We needed to phone the owner of the cottage to get the correct directions. I would very much recommend this cottage if you are a couple and looking for a lovely holiday in north Wales.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2021

  • "The shower was very l very hot but when adjusted you could only get a cold shower ."

    Sort that and it would 5 star, not a deal breaker for us would definitely return.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "It’s our 4th year in this great cottage and we have never been disappointed."

    I would make one suggestion in relation privacy screen, could it be turned round so that we can sit outside and actually look at the sea

    Reviewed by PhillipJul 2021

  • "Just perfect in every way."

    Lots of places close to visit. Lovely for our dog too. Appreciated the welcome basket.

    Reviewed by JackieJul 2021

  • "Location of the property was excellent."

    Property very comfortable and clean. Very quiet at night even though there are caravan and camp site near by. Train station into Barmouth just five minutes walk. Beach ten minutes walk.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2021

  • "We've just had our second stay at this cottage Bwythn Bach and it was as as the first tim we stayed 18 months ago."

    Such a great location for visiting the surrounding areas although as we had the weather most of our time was on the beach and doggy walks. This is a prime location for all adults children and our best friends, dogs. Hoping to book again for next June ( half term as I 'm a teaching assistant). The only thing I would say is a blind is needed on the long window in the bedroom...a great stay yet again, thankyou!

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2021

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage everything was there very good site lovely staff would go again no problem."

    Reviewed by AndrewMay 2021

  • "Lovely barn conversion."

    The owner has thought of everything from providing a welcome pack and a slow cooker.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2020

  • "Our holiday was great , when we booked we could have not have foreseen the Covid , but the shops coffee shops and cafes were very good and the track and trace was very good."

    The weather you can’t pick but the holiday accommodation made it a relaxing place to be. Thank You.

    Reviewed by MarionAug 2020

  • "It’s our 3rd time in this lovely cottage."

    Always high quality and very homely.

    Reviewed by PhillipJul 2020

  • "We had a lovely peaceful stay over the New Year."

    Everything was wonderful. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AmandaDec 2019

  • "Small tv in bedroom would be nice"

    Reviewed by StuartNov 2019

  • "The cottage on the whole was quite attractive and had most things that where necessary."

    The layout of the lounge /kitchen was masterclass. The bathroom although having everything available was very cramped. The bedroom was admirably furnished apart from ,on opening the wardrobe door a knob came off in my hand. On the Wednesday evening the lights fused ( bathroom, bedroom, and hallway, and were fixed the following day. One other thing of note. There were no ironing facilities in the cottage ( directions to elsewhere on site). I don’t think that this is appropriate.

    We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found our cottage Bwthyn Bach comfortable. With regard to the lack of an iron/ironing board, it is stated in the Guest Folder that there is a washing machine, tumble drier and iron/ironing board in the external utility room which is close to the cottage. We do hope you visit again and if you require any extra's to make your stay more comfortable please contact us ahead of arrival. Thanks Again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by WilliamAug 2019

  • "Such a lovely barn conversion/cottage in a good location and setting."

    All amenities close by. A 5 minute walk to the beach and an easy drive to Snowdonia, Porthmadog and lovely walks for furbabies. I would recommend these cottages ( already have done to friends and family). We had a lovely stay here!! Thankyou

    Reviewed by ElaineAug 2019

  • "This was our second time staying at this cottage and it was just as good as the first time."

    Liked the addition of the outside table and chairs which were a great improvement. What can I say great cottage and great location.

    Reviewed by PhillipJul 2019

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend the accommodation to anyone"

    Reviewed by AllanJun 2019

  • "The building was accessible with good parking."

    The location was quiet and shop and pool facility at Sunnysands were adequate. With the weather being extremely good it may be good when you need to replace Windows to have a small window that can be left open at night certainly in the bedroom. Granted there was an expelaire fan but they are so noisy . One of the top places we have stayed, we hope to book for next year.

    Reviewed by JJun 2019

  • "The welcome basket was exeptiomal!"

    The week spent with you at Talybont in North Wales was all we wanted! Thank you!

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2019

  • "Love being so close to the beach, will really miss our evening walks along the seashore."

    We even spotted the dolphins briefly this time.

    Reviewed by AmandaMay 2019

  • "We absolutely loved the cottage."

    It was warm cosy and 5 minutes from the beach. We hope to visit again soon, just waiting on friends to confirm their arrangements.

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2019

  • "We had a wonderfully relaxing holiday."

    The welcome pack was a lovely surprise. Thank you. We look forward to returning very soon.

    Reviewed by AmandaDec 2018

  • "Thank you for a beautiful cottage in a lovely location."

    Some people have commented about the caravan park next door but you don’t notice it and had no impact on our stay. Cottage in great location 5 minute walk to a lovely beach where you can walk for miles. Local pub, restaurant, pizza and chip shop nearby. Rail station 2 minute walk away and some lovely journeys nearby by train. Cottage had everything we needed and very well maintained. We are already looking forward to returning.

    Reviewed by JaneOct 2018

  • "We had a lovely week , perfect accommodation , very cosy very well equipped, A ..."

    We had a lovely week , perfect accommodation , very cosy very well equipped, A very nice welcome pack ,,just the shower tended to run hot and cold ,

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2018

  • "This property is not a Luxery Cottage."

    Day one: Note left to say extractor fan not working in on suit bathroom, part ordered they would be in to fix it in the week still waiting, extractor fan on 24/7. Day two; Shower running on very hot or very cold Day three; shower as day two, tried to cook a meal on Sunday oven broke down after ten minutes of putting it on fused the place Day four; phoned Mrs Williams, said she would get a plumber to fix shower, and her Husband to look at Oven, she text us later that day to say they had ordered a new Oven and it Would be delivered next day. Day five; Oven arrived and was fixed that late afternoon. We could not use the freezer in the fridge as it was so frozen you couldn’t get anything in it. We would apriciate it if you would take use of your mailing list as this is the send place we have had problems with this year.

    The extractor had been ordered from the Wholesalers who are 50 miles away, at the end of July. The order was chased up due to it not having been delivered within a week but once we received it, it was duly fitted, which happened to be on the day you departed. You state that on your second day (Sunday) the hot and cold water in the shower was erratic and the cooker did not work.On the Monday morning, a plumber arrived at approx 11.45am to rectify the temperature problem and a new oven was ordered from a local retailer who had to order one in. This was delivered at 12.00 and fitted later in the afternoon just as soon as we could get a maintenance man across to you. At no point did you mention the freezer compartment, if you had we would have had the Housekeeper pop by and sort it for you. It is unfortunate that you suffered problems of these kind on your holiday, problems which could arise even in your own home quite unexpectedly and we felt we dealt with them promptly. No further communication was heard from you so I took it that you were happy and content. We are sorry that you felt otherwise. Mrs Sarah Williams Owner Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoanAug 2018

  • "Excellent accommodation, impressed with the welcome pack which was a nice touch"

    Reviewed by PhillipJul 2018

  • "Sykes Cottages have excellent coverage of the UK."

    We could hardly believe our luck when we saw this barn conversion right near where we stayed at Caerlwan caravans over 20 years ago with our children. Everything was familiar and brought back memories. The weather was superb. Tal-y-bont is a great central location for very many scenic wonders, and Barmouth has always been a favourite spot. The accommodation was excellent, very private, but not remote. Nicely decorated and kitted out, and we could take our dog, what more could you want?

    Reviewed by GayleJun 2018

  • "Location suited us to the ground, could walk to local pub and also use the bar on the static caravan site."

    Lovely and clean resort as well as cottage. Pretty planter dividers between the cottages which are not shown on the advertising photo, but they are really pretty and maintained daily. Beach was amazing, dog thoroughly enjoyed every moment of splashing and running.

    Reviewed by NicolaJun 2018

  • "This holiday cottage is fantastic, it has everything you need for a great base to explore the local area."

    it was clean comfortable and relaxing and we got a nice welcome pack. I would recommend it to anyone and would certainly use it again.

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2018

  • "Bwythyn Bach is very cosy, comfortable and clean."

    Nice to come back to after a long day out. A couple of minor problems were quickly dealt with. Regarding the location, like another reviewer, I think the description should mention that there are some large caravan parks very nearby. We did not realise that the cottages were surrounded bycaravan parks. As we stayed out of season this was not a problem for us but I can imagine it would be very busy and noisy in high season.

    Reviewed by StephanieApr 2018

  • "It would have been useful to have been made aware that the cottage was more or less surrounded by caravan sites!"

    Although this did not spoil our experience, as we travelled away from the cottage both during the day and in the evening, we would probably not have booked this location had we been aware of its situation

    Reviewed by PhilApr 2018

  • "Everything about this holiday was excellent, apart from the weather."

    The accommodation, facilities and location were first class. This is an absolutely fabulous place to have a break at any time of the year. We will definitely go back here.

    Reviewed by AnthonyFeb 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite shower room with walk in shower and dual drencher head, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • External utility room.
  • Underfloor heating throughout
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, slimline dishwasher
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in shared external utility
  • Smart TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair available on request
  • Use of indoor heated swimming pool in owner's nearby caravan park, 1st March - End of November
  • Pool is a 5 minute drive away of a 20 minute walk Boat launching facilities in caravan park
  • Secure bike storage
  • Off road parking for 1 car, boats etc
  • Open courtyard with picnic bench for own use
  • One well-behaved dog (no more than 25kg in weight)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles , pub and bistro restaurant 10 mins walk
  • Rural award-winning beach 10 mins walk. Note: Adults only
  • Note: Babes in arms only. Note: Within a 5 minute walk there is a restaurant/bistro which is available all year
  • There is also an arcade, entertainment lounge, Ice cream parlour, fish & chip take away, convenience store which is available from April - October. Please be aware that the swimming pool wont be available until March 2021

The property

Bwthyn Bach is a stunning one bedroom barn conversion presented to a very high standard, everything from the lighting and the underfloor heating to the colour scheme, soft furnishings and fabrics.

High vaulted ceilings with beams enhance the open plan living space with a sense of grandeur, a fantastic kitchen area has been carefully considered and planned, catering for all your needs whilst the dining area provides the perfect setting for a romantic meal for two.

The beautiful bedroom which boasts a king-size bed with luxury bedding ensures a great nights sleep and the en-suite shower room with a double shower with dual drencher heads and marbled walls makes it equally luxurious.

A welcome retreat after a long day out and about.

There’s a large patio area outside with your own picnic table, enjoy a glass of something chilled on a warm Summers evening, enjoying the sunsets, where no two are the same!

Note: This property is next to property refs: 970231 and 970233, together they sleep 10.

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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 be aware that the swimming pool wont be available until March 2021

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas