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Sykes rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • house (5)
  • lovely (5)
  • comfortable (4)
  • everything (4)
  • beach (4)
  • children (4)

9 Customer Reviews

  • "We have just arrived back after a fabulous bank holiday weekend with 6 adults, 5 children and two labradors."

    The cottage is perfect, plenty big enough for us all to have our own space but equally to all be together at the dining table and living area. The location couldn’t have been better for a relaxing getaway, a beach, shops, pubs, a bakery, chip shop and ice cream shops all on the doorstep. The WiFi was a life saver for the older kids and there’s a park right behind the house for them to play on. The owner was fantastic and made sure we were comfortable with the temperature of the heating and checked in with us by phone that everything was ok for us, nothing too much trouble! The beds were comfortable and clean with lovely soft towels for each guest and had a lovely homely feel. We are currently in discussion about when we can return and were sad to leave! I’d recommend this property to anyone!

    I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay. You’re welcome back anytime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0May 2024

  • "We loved it!"

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great cottage."

    Everything you need for a comfortable stay. All in all a lovely holiday. The weather could have been better but you can’t win them all.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "We recd. a list of instructions from owner just before our break."

    Labelled -"how to enjoy hols it was more of an instruction on "what NOT to do ! I have left note for cleaners that there was a stain on bottom step of stairs and small black mark to left of fireplace in main bedroom on 1st floor , both done before we arrived .Generally though , this is a fine house , large and with plenty of character , definately recommend to others . We have rented a number of properties in Aberdaron and this is without doubt the best , very comfortable.. PJ

    Reviewed by Philip4.1Sep 2023

  • "Perfect location!"

    We have been coming to the area for years and never stayed so close to the village! Lovely big house and garden with everything we needed. 4 young children so it was perfect having the play area right behind and 2min walk to the beach!

    Hi Emma, Thanks ever so much for your lovely feedback. I'm really happy that you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful location and spacious, comfortable house."

    The house had lovely clean bedding and towels and the kitchen was superbly stocked making it very easy to settle in quickly. Six adults and four pre-school children had the time of their lives. Thank you!

    Hi Jill, it's wonderful to know you've enjoyed yourself at Gladstone and had the time of your lives there. Thanks ever so much for the lovely feedback. It really is appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great place to stay."

    Great space for families to stay. Well stocked kitchen. Would highly recommend.

    Thanks Tracy for your great feedback, it really matters to me that you've enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely 3 night stay over new year, 4 adults and 6 children, the cottage was beautiful and more than adequate for the 10 of us!"

    Had everything we needed, lovely and cosy and warm. We had some lovely walks to the beach literally a 2 minute walk away and also to the pub! The kids loved to go the playground at the back of the house, it really was perfect, hope to come back next year and thanks again for our lovely stay

    Hi Genna, thanks so much for your feedback. Great to hear you had a lovely time at GLadstone. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Genna5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday home."

    We have returned from a Xmas family get together for 9 people and it exceeded our expectations. Central location. Walking distance to local shops, pub, restaurants and beach. Home was warm, welcoming and spacious. Can’t wait to return.

    Hi Lorraine, thanks so much for the great feedback. It's so nice that you've had a great time and enjoyed Gladstone in the making of happy memories. Your feedback is really appreciated. Thanks for making the effort. Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Dec 2022

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  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x family room with king-size and single, 1 x double, 1 x second-floor triple, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • EV-charge point is available upon request
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles, beach 0.4 miles
  • Note: Check-in from 16:00 and check-out by 10:00
  • Note: Limited headspace in attic bedroom.

The property

Nestled in the heart of Aberdaron village is this well-presented, detached cottage, Gladstone.

Set in an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with stunning beaches and coastline, at the tip of the Llyn Peninsula, Gladstone is a fabulous escape for families or groups of friends looking to experience the delights of the region.

This large holiday home has been converted from what was originally the local smithy and retains many original features including two inglenook fireplaces with woodburning stoves.

The heart of the cottage is the spacious kitchen, dominated by a farmhouse style dining table and a range of appliances, making it an excellent spot for home-cooking.

Just off the kitchen is the utility, complete with washing machine and tumble dryer, handy for when your trails take off on a muddier route.

Spend your down time in the lounge, furnished with two sofas, easy chairs, a Smart TV and an inglenook fireplace with woodburning stove.

Continue to the outside, where you can discover the fully enclosed grassed grounds with small patio, garden bench and picnic table, perfect for a drink on a balmy evening.

When you start to tire, climb to the first floor and discover the bedrooms, including a family room with king-size and single bed, a double and two twin, each carpeted and simply furnished.

The large fourth attic bedroom is accessible by another set of stairs and has three singles, a TV and DVD player and limited headspace.

There is a children's play area adjacent to Gladstone, ideal for those with young families.

The local village of Aberdaron boasts two award-winning bars both serving meals and light refreshments, cafés and a fish and chip shop selling locally caught seafood, so there’s plenty of options.

Those avid walkers join the South West Coastal Path, just a moments' walk from doorstep, offering stunning walks in both directions.

Traeth Aberdaron beach is a wonderful choice for an afternoon of sunbathing, while a little further afield is the gorgeous Porth Ysgo beach, as well as the lovely Porth Simdde reserve and the shoreside 12th century church.

Brush up on the local history by visiting the Secret Nuclear Bunker, the Roman Fort close to Abersoch or you can hop on a boat trip to Bardsey Island.

There’s plenty to explore whilst holiday at Gladstone!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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About the location


Abersoch 11 miles; Pwllheli 16 miles.

The seaside village of Aberdaron is peacefully situated around two streams, and facing the sea. Straggling up the hills are the buildings that give Aberdaron its character; the lime-washed fishermen's cottages, the cafes, shops, and hotels, and the church of St Hywyn. On each side of the river's mouth is the beach for walking and playing on, and a promenade where you can watch the sailing boats and regattas in the bay. There is also a National Trust visitor centre and car park. The popular resorts of Pwllheli and Abersoch are within easy reach. Discover fabulous castles and coves, or enjoy excellent fishing, watersports and golf opportunities, all available nearby. The dramatic scenery and abundance of superb walks at the Snowdonia National Park area are within easy driving distance, making an ideal base for a varied and enjoyable holiday, at any time of year.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas