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Aberdaron, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • location (11)
  • beach (11)

39 Customer Reviews

  • "We have stayed at Rhianfa a number of times now over the span of 15 years, and have many happy memories there."

    However, we’re disappointed by a lack of investment in its up keep, with simple things needing some love and attention. The shower is really poor, and to have a mop stationed in the conservatory for its many leaks, rather than having these repaired is poor considering the price paid for the bank holiday week. We left a list of small snags that a handy man should sort and I am happy to send this in to you electronically if you require?

    Reviewed by Michael2.2Mar 2024

  • "The cottage is in a lovely location within walking distance to the beach and Aberdaron."

    The cottage is clean but a bit dated. The only downside was the bath and shower. The hot tap (which also controls the shower) only moves one quarter of a turn so consequently there is no power to the tap or shower. The shower was a drizzle and to be honest I doubt you could run a bath as it would be cold by the time you got in it. There was only myself and my husband staying at the property so we coped but if 8 people were staying I think the shower routine would take a long time. What is weird the water pressure from the taps over the sink is extremely powerful so I think there is something not quite working with the bath/shower pressure. Apart from this the property is lovely.

    Reviewed by Jonathan3.4Mar 2024

  • "Disappointing."

    On arrival the yard was full of builders rubble and waste material strewn everywhere. The cupboard where you get the key from is full of loose food waste that has been there for months. Not the best impression. Overall the inside of the property is good. But little things let it down for example the oven gloves are old and no longer fit for purpose, the tea towels are tatty, the curtains in the front facing bedrooms would benefit from better linings as the light streams in from the street light. Just a few things would make a big difference.

    Reviewed by Caroline2.2Feb 2024

  • "Brilliant base for a holiday in Aberdaron."

    Not essential but might be advisable to install a microwave to complete the kitchen facilities

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week staying at Rhianfa."

    The house was clean, comfortable and well presented and had everything we needed for the week. An ideal location for Aberdaron and the beach, just a 10 minute walk. Plus plenty of walks from the door along the coastal path or through the lanes across the peninsular. We enjoyed relaxing in the warm and sunny conservatory, and reading about the history of the house and its owners. We would stay at Rhianfa again, a lovely house in a peaceful location.

    Reviewed by Ceri5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had 5 adults and 2 children stay, age ranging from 83 to 4 months and whilst the property is in a prime location to walk into Aberdaron village and the garden is lovely to sit in, that's about it."

    We arrived expecting some sort of uncleanness from reading previous reviews, but that wasn't the worst of it. We were unable to put anything in the bins due to them overflowing, we actually spoke to the bin men who said the bins were contaminated and wouldn't be emptied until the owner sorted it. The indoor shower was/is broken and I had to waste a day of our holiday arranging a time and waiting for a plumber (this still wasn't fixed). We had to shower outside (which isnt bad if you're used to a camping block) but we had to clean the drainage and plughole ourselves because they were full of dirt and hair. There are curtains held on by string, no latches on the windows, the hoover was full and stank of wet dog, stains on the pillows and towels, and the specified BBQ was mouldy. We communicated with the cleaners about the shower and the bins, and whilst they were pleasant enough to speak to, we had no communication of anything being resolved whilst we were there, so hopefully they'll be fixed for the next renter! It's a real shame because the property could be so lovely if the owner took even a little bit of care.

    Reviewed by Jessica1.9Jun 2023

  • "I loved the cottage and the locality, but the bins where overflowing so it was difficult to add my rubbish."

    There was washing left in the machine and no toilet roll. The garden was lovely but not fully enclosed at the sides for my two dogs, so it was easy for them to get out on to the lane. I booked for 7 days but returned home after the 3rd.

    Reviewed by Chris2.8May 2023

  • "Rhianfa is a lovely house in a peaceful and quiet location, but it could be an even greater house, if the general cleanliness and maintenance were of a much higher standard."

    . Especially in the kitchen! The poor attention to detail spoiled it and let it down. Such a shame as it wouldnt take much to repair the faults and do a thorough clean throughout.

    Reviewed by Carol3.1Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property with everything you need."

    Fantastic location, 5-10 min walk to beach. Recommended

    Reviewed by Carla5.0Apr 2022

  • "My only real criticism, and it's an important one for a large party, is the one toilet facility."

    This will be particularly important with very young or old people in the party. The external wet room was amusing but no good for nocturnal visits!

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Apr 2022

  • "Hi, lovely cottage and we loved the conservatory - a great place to relax."

    Just minor details - not enough wine glasses and some instructions on how to control the heating - it was very hot at night. We had a great stay though - thanks!

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Apr 2022

  • "We really liked the downstairs arrangement with the dining area, living area and conservatory."

    The upstairs would have been much improved if there had a been a bathroom there. One inside bathroom for a 5-bedroomed house was just not adequate. The outside toilet/shower room was unattractive and not too clean. There was one half roll of toilet paper in the house when we arrived and no dishwasher tablets - most rented properties provide some of each. We would recommend that the owner considers putting a notice on the recycling room to emphasise when the bins need to be put out. We didn't see the notice in the house until it was too late.

    Reviewed by John3.1Apr 2022

  • "A well positioned property in good walking distance from Aberdaron."

    We had a lovely week of walking and relaxing here at Rhianfa. Our only request would be a hand towel to accompany the bath towel supplied. We would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage 10 minutes walk from the village, beach & pub."

    Great location for coastal walks. Although it has space for 8, we found it perfect for a couple and just used the ground floor as it was competively priced at the time.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Mar 2022

  • "Had a great time thanks."

    a very nice house. i guess the only gripe is only having 1 bathroom inside. Maybe add an access to the shower room from inside?

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Nov 2021

  • "A very relaxing stay in a lovely quiet location."

    Just a 10 min walk to the beach and out of season it was lovely and quiet. Great pub terrace overlooking the beach with friendly staff at Ty Newydd. The cottage was very comfortable with everything we needed. As ever with a holiday property there were minor issues (dripping kitchen tap, weak shower flow, sticking outside door, minor leak from the conservatory roof, vacuum not working up very well) but nothing that detracted from a relaxing stay. Great base to explore Pen Llyn and would definitely come back. We were nice and cosy even in the 70mph storm on one day.

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Oct 2021

  • "The fires are NOT SAFE the front glass is broken, there is no handle on the door to open it safely, most of the windows do not shut properly which blows the curtains and it is very drafty, there is not enough seating for the amount of people that can stay (8), knobs missing from the cooker (you can't turn the oven on/off), the utility door does not open and close properly nor does it lock (security issue)."

    The conservatory roof leaks in on top of you and makes the floor very slippery (SLIP HAZARD) It would not cost the earth to make this property as good as what you are expecting it to be and then this would be an outstanding place to stay.

    Reviewed by Robert3.1Oct 2021

  • "I only thing that is a bit disappointing is both toilet are downstairs, one being outside which is okay."

    The accommodation is good, plenty of space in the bedrooms, living room and conservatory. Other people stated there were spider webs however there were none when we stayed. Also the conservatory is excellent, a nice place to sit during the day and evening time, but there is a risk of water leak during the Autumn and Winter months. Overall, I was happy that we booked Rhianfa.

    Reviewed by Margaret3.4Oct 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay."

    Cottage was nice and clean on arrival. Kids loved the garden. Close to the beach and village.

    Reviewed by Carole4.7Aug 2021

  • "Great location for our stay."

    Rooms were clean but there were ALOT of spiders and cobwebs that need to be cleaned. Outside toilet smelt of urine when we arrived.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.1Aug 2021

  • "This is a lovely comfortable base for exploring the wonderful area."

    The garden is not secure so we had to be vigilant with our two high energy dogs with two people manning the exits and they still managed to get in the (very quiet) road. The cleanliness in generally good, but some areas need attention, there are lots of cobwebs dust around, plug sockets not secured to the wall and dodgy bathroom light. These things didn’t impact on our holiday and we had a lovely time, The house is well equipped with everything you might need for a lovely relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Trina3.4Aug 2021

  • "My family and I had a lovely stay at the Rhianfa."

    It’s a beautifully spacious rustic home away from home with all the amenities a young family need. The house is a 10 minute walk away from Aberdaron village and a 10 minute drive away from the whistling sands beach which I highly recommend. We will definitely stay at the Rhianfa again

    Reviewed by Luke4.7Jun 2021

  • "Rhianfa was a lovely holiday cottage and well worth the money."

    Few minor issues which need addressing in the property, the conservatory has a couple of leaks during heavy rain. Cotbed in the property was broken but there was a travel for also. The house could do With a thorough clean, lots of cobwebs and dust. Other than that the house was lovely and we will be staying again.

    Reviewed by Paul3.1May 2021

  • "This was our second stay at Rhianfa and have thoroughly enjoyed both visits!"

    The house is a perfect family home with everything you could need for a home from home stay. The conservatory is our favourite room in the house with beautiful views out to the surrounding garden and perfect to relax in after a day on the beach. The layout and location of the house is fab and the outside shower room is a great addition. We would highly recommend Rhianfa and will definitely be back again !

    Reviewed by Katie5.0May 2021

  • "You have all the details"

    Reviewed by Tim1.3May 2021

  • "The cottage was filthy!"

    I was unable to contact Sykes to report the situation. We came home early.

    Reviewed by Ann1.3Oct 2020

  • "Rhianfa was a lovely cottage in a lovely location."

    It was great that it was dog friendly, although our dogs are well mannered and don't go on furniture and we didn't allow them upstairs. Even though it was pretty windy while we were there the cottage was cosy and we were able to use the conservatory during the day. The location was great, we walked into the village every day and the coastal walks certainly blew the cobwebs away! There were 8 of us which meant we had to have a bit of a rota for the bathroom - but we knew that before we arrived! Would definitely come back for another visit.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Dec 2019

  • "What a fantastic place-every eventuality of equipment provided-the bed linen ..."

    What a fantastic place-every eventuality of equipment provided-the bed linen was of a brilliant quality and vintage welsh quilts too Amazing collection of books to dip in and out off-conservatory was so cosy to sit in and great to have Netflix available on the tv- Sympathetically furnished to its era We only wish we could have stayed longer and hope to return very soon

    Reviewed by Shan5.0Sep 2019

  • "We love to stay at Rhianfa this was not our first visit and hopefully not our last it is a large house very well equipped and very comfortable."

    The large conservatory is especially a relaxing and a comfortable space to sit in and read in the evenings.It is very homely without rules and regulations. The only downside for us as we have two dogs is that the garden is not completely enclosed which means they have to be carefully watched when out side.Rhianfa is within walking distance of Aberdaron although it is a very steep hill back.Aberdaron is a picturesque village with great cafes, pubs, chip shop, bakery,and a very long sandy beach.

    Reviewed by Colin4.4Sep 2019

  • "Quite a few cobwebs around interior windows and in rooms"

    Reviewed by John4.7Aug 2019

  • "Pictures looked lovely, bad smell in the porch (like gone off veg) a lot of cobwebs, very bad smelling wardrobe in downstairs bedroom (lived out of suitcase) window in bathroom leaked (window closed) conservatory leaked."

    Other than that Aberdaron is a lovely village. Hope things get rectified.

    Reviewed by John2.2Aug 2019

  • "Great time had by all."

    Beautiful location minutes away from the beach.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2019

  • "A very nice house and we enjoyed our time there."

    My only criticism is that the house would benefit with some maintenance.

    Reviewed by Gary3.8Apr 2019

  • "The listing was inaccurate no sky box which was advertised , this had a large impact for various reasons on our holiday ."

    When I rang up to clarify this on Saturday I was told there wasn’t a sky box advertised and so I had to read the description out from your website , no apologies were made I was told some one would get back to me but they never did. We have booked many cottages through you over the years and have been satisfied before and we only hope this time was an aberration .

    Reviewed by Jeremy3.4Oct 2018

  • "The sea views were only from 1 upstairs bedroom."

    The Garden was not secure after and after spending a long time searching for a suitable property it was very dissapointing as we had to walk the dog on a lead. The shower was very poor as very slow flow. The night storage heaters were not easy to control and the main heating was from 2 fires and there was no fuel. We were looking forward to a relaxing holiday and it was stressful due to the unenclosed garden and the road.

    Reviewed by R3.4Sep 2018

  • "We had a lovely holiday, the cottage was in a great spot on the edge of a pretty little village and beach."

    Our dog had a great time exploring local beaches (some beaches had restrictions through Sept), but the garden was not secure and so he had to be kept on the lead at all times in the garden which was a shame. All in all we had a great time.

    Reviewed by Lowri3.4Sep 2018

  • "A perfect getaway for a group."

    Plenty of space for all of us and on the doorstep of some beautiful coastal walks.

    Reviewed by Lynn4.8Feb 2018

  • "The house was rather cold as the heating relied on the fires being lit."

    Otherwise all lovely.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Dec 2017

  • "Beautiful area."

    House comfy and well equipped. Conservatory was a dream

    Reviewed by Margaret4.6Apr 2017

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size double, 2 x double, 2 x single
  • Ground-floor bathroom with P-shaped bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • External wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room (seats 5) with multi-fuel stove and dining area with open fire
  • Conservatory (seats 6).
  • Central heating powered by multi-fuel stove, electric night storage heaters with additional electric heaters and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, TV with basic Sky, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove and fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels
  • Cot
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, downstairs only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 10 mins walk
  • Note: There is a converted garage directly adjacent to the cottage, occasionally occupied by the owners, so access is required at times
  • Note: Some bedrooms have sloped ceilings with restricted headroom
  • Note: Please ensure children and dogs are supervised at all times when in the garden
  • Note: No hen/stag parties, or similar.

The property

A lovely, detached coastal property set in its own gardens and enjoying some lovely countryside and coastal views, located just on the outskirts of the beautiful little fishing village of Aberdaron, which is situated on the Southern tip of the stunning Llyn Peninsula.

This property is perfect for family holidays and is the ideal base for exploring the area and creating some wonderful memories to take away with you after your time here.

This delightful cottage offers welcoming, comfortable and homely holiday accommodation, arranged over two floors and within a short stroll of the village and sheltered sandy beach.

There is a light and bright walk through sitting and dining area, with stripped wood flooring, making it a very sociable space to sit and relax, or for watching your favourite family movie.

On those chillier evenings the warming multi-fuel stove is a great addition to the sitting and dining area, with an extendable table to accommodate everyone where a family meal becomes a banquet with the dancing flames and crackling of logs on the open fire.

The well-equipped kitchen, with granite worktops and double electric range cooker will certainly please the chef in the family.

The cottage has five bedrooms, including a king-size double on the ground floor which boasts two windows overlooking the lovely garden, the other four bedrooms are arranged on the first floor, and all enjoy a pleasant view.

All the bedrooms are serviced by one family bathroom on the ground floor, but there is an external wet room which is great for when you are coming off the beach.

A wonderful fully glazed conservatory leads off the sitting room and opens to the garden, providing a lovely spot for taking in the beautiful coastal views, or for reading the paper and enjoying a morning cup of coffee.

It also provides an ideal vantage point to watch the younger members of the family play in the garden, a perfect place for them to run off any excess energy they may have left after a day of building sandcastles and exploring the hidden coves and rock pools.

There are some lovely walks close by, many of which link up to the Welsh Coastal Path, opening up miles of unspoilt coastal and cliff top walks.

Visit the famous Whistling Sands beach or the superb surf beach at Hells Mouth.

The marine visitor centre in Aberdaron is also well worth a visit or have a leisurely lunch at one of the local village pubs.

Close by are the popular resorts of Abersoch and Pwllheli, and the stunning Caernarfon castle, which are well worth exploring.

Further afield but within driving distance is the Italianate village of Portmeirion, the wonderful Snowdonia National Park, and the Isle of Anglesey.

This cottage is in a great location for enjoying the many coastal resorts as well as offering easy access to many of the attractions in this area, providing a wonderful base for all the family, anytime of the year.

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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:

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  • Off-season
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  • Christmas