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Glan Y Don

(Ref. 20128)

Abersoch, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • location (10)
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23 Customer Reviews

  • "We absolutely loved it."

    Spacious with everything you need. Spacious bedrooms, well equipped kitchen and cosy living room. Garden across the road is heaven on a sunny evening and feels like a secret garden! Perfect week!!!

    Reviewed by Anna4.7May 2024

  • "After a lovely holiday staying in the cottage we were sad to leave."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was close to all amenities we will definitely be returning in the future

    Reviewed by Lilian4.7May 2024

  • "Wonderful location and property with lovely views from upstairs bedroom and garden."

    Some issues though inside. The lounge seating was uncomfortable due to wear even lined with the numerous cushions and blankets. The king size bed had been made up by stuffing a king size quilt in a double quilt cover, we had to use remove it and use the cover as a sheet under it! The fan in the oven is periodically very noisy and one of the kitchen chair backs is very loose (a problem if 6 staying but beware). Parking is tight especially for larger cars, we didn’t move ours once parked. I couldn’t get warm water from the shower unless water was at a trickle- could have been down to me but no instructions to check. However, lovely large cottage which was clean and we would return in future if seating was updated.

    Reviewed by Karen3.4May 2024

  • "Cottage in a lovely location, very close to the beach and external facilities."

    It was a shame that towels were not included - was not obvious on the listing, was just mentioned on an email. Also a shame to have no additional “home comforts” in the cottage - for example, no tea and coffee (but empty display jars) and no salt and pepper (but empty grinders in the cupboard). Some of the appliances were also a bit antiquated - toaster wouldn’t toast bread/muffins, just dried them out, and oven/grill a bit temperamental. Overall, the place is in a perfect location for a break and it suited our needs for a base for The Roc Wales. Could do with an overall spruce up and modernising, and a few additional amenities wouldn’t go amiss.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Sep 2023

  • "A lovely property in a super location."

    The family loved it despite the less than perfect weather.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2023

  • "Enviable coastal location with fine views ."

    Nicely managed by the owners . Within the town with plentiful eateries and restaurants, the property has one allocated parking space. Small lawned picnic area across the road from the house , right above the cliff overlooking the sands of the bay. Perfect for a family break . I would recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Lewis5.0Mar 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage in an idyllic location, with sea views from a number of rooms, with the beach and best shops in Abersoch within a 5-minute stroll."

    The cottage itself is well arranged, with good-sized rooms and pleasant, simple furnishings. We especially appreciated the well-appointed kitchen with plenty of cooking implements, pots, pans, crockery and cutlery, and very comfy beds. The Welsh cakes and biscuits which greeted our arrival were also a lovely touch. All in all, a first class experience... we hope to be back next year!

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had an amazing time, the cottage is lovely with plenty of room for 6 people."

    It is in a fantastic place right in the middle of Abersoch, with breath taking views! And the WiFi connection is great.....we needed it having teenagers with us. The only down side was the noise from the house renovation behind the cottage early morning we weren't prewarned.

    Reviewed by Kathy4.7Jul 2022

  • "From the outside the cottage looks well maintained and inviting."

    The location is fantastic with wonderful views. Inside the cottage needs updating the place needs cleaning the kettle did not come to boiling point for drinks the shower was blocked and did not drain after use ,so this made it very hard for 6 adults to get ready in the morning for a wedding we were attending. Luckily the weather was fabulous so that we didn't have to spend anymore time than was necessary inside.

    Reviewed by Gillian1.3Sep 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage in a fabulous location."

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Jun 2021

  • "Excellent location"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fabulous property in a prime location."

    Warm, comfortable, very well equipped and with spacious rooms. Extremely convenient for Abersoch facilities yet was silent at night. Excellent views from the upstairs windows across the harbour. Thank you Ffion for another wonderful family holiday on the Llyn.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0May 2021

  • "The side of the cottage had a beautiful sun trap space where a rather old, large green picnic table & chairs were sited ( brilliant to use with the excellent BBQ ) but unfortunately on arrival one leg of the table was wonky!"

    so unusuable & the whole set needs replacing . The front garden space across the road was a really pleasant area with beautiful views of the coast.

    Reviewed by Kathie5.0May 2021

  • "Fantastic location, very well equipped cottage"

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2020

  • "This is a super property but what really sets it apart is the quality of service from the owners."

    Cleanliness in a COVID world was 100%. An unavoidable problem with the TV was sorted out and a new TV arrived within 24 hours despite me saying that it wasn't a problem. A really fabulous base.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2020

  • "We stayed at this property 5years ago so knew what to expect."

    We were slightly disappointed the soft furnishings/sofas/chairs and mattresses hadn’t been updated though. The cottage feels dark and sometimes damp, but the heating is efficient. It was a shame there wasn’t Wi-Fi as that would of help when researching the internet for walk routes etc.

    Reviewed by Christina2.8Sep 2019

  • "The pictures of the garden leading to the beach were a little misleading - it didn’t make it clear that the garden was over the road -and the few small steps shown on the picture we’re steps within the garden and the actual steps down to the beach were steep and overgrown."

    The bit of beach they led to also wasn’t really the beach as it was rocky and cut off from ge beach by the tide. I suspect this is different at different times of year - but such a feature is made of the way that the beach is on the garden that I think that this should also be made clear. The house itself was nice. The kitchen was well equipped. It would have been nice to have a guest info book - don’t think I have eve stayed anywhere without one before!

    Reviewed by Joanne3.8Mar 2019

  • "We loved staying in Glan Y Don."

    The beach is really near and very safe for children.The shops are just a stroll away.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2018

  • "Could have done with an hairdryer."

    WiFi would have been a help other than that everything was fantastic.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Aug 2018

  • "A wonderful few days in this gorgeous traditional holiday cottage, perfectly situated a minutes walk from the shops and cafes of Abersoch, with far reaching views of the bay from the front bedrooms."

    The only improvements I could suggest would be the addition of Wifi, although I imagine some people would not mind getting away from that for a change, and also a good heavy trim of the hedges in the garden, to reveal the lovely view obscured behind them.

    Reviewed by David4.1Jun 2018

  • "Very accurate details of holiday cottage."

    Excellent communication from booking to arriving at the cottage. Have used Sykes before and would always recommend using them for great choice, trouble free booking in quality accommodation.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Oct 2017

  • "Spacious cottage in fantastic setting in Abersoch."

    Only comment from other guests was that wifi would have been the icing on the cake, even if at a premium.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2017

  • "Enjoyed the cottage, only criticism was that both toilets seats were loose."

    Would consider booking again though.

    Reviewed by Kelvin3.8Sep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with FreeSat, WIFI, DVD, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for woodburner to be purchased locally
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Shared off road parking for 1 car in next door driveway, roadside parking opposite on first come, first served basis
  • Enclosed front patio and lawned area with furniture and BBQ accessed across the road
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Beach opposite.

The property

Glan Y Don provides fantastic family accommodation in an enviable beachside position in the wonderful village of Abersoch.

This delightful double-fronted cottage boasts a sitting room with exposed beams, lovely woodburner and superb sea views, and to the rear is a spacious dining room leading through to a modern fitted kitchen.

Upstairs at this cottage in Abersoch, you will find three bedrooms, with two enjoying views over the beach and harbour, whilst outside are steps cut into the rocks that lead onto the beach.

An excellent Abersoch cottage for families.

Note: This cottage is next to Ref. 20127, together they sleep 10.

Glan Y Don Cottages

A pair of delightful semi-detached cottages situated in the heart of the popular village of Abersoch on the Llyn Peninsula. Boasting beach and harbour views, these Abersoch cottages offer comfortable accommodation and retain much of their original character and charm, making them a great base for couples or small families looking for a relaxing break by the sea. Outside these cottages in Abersoch there is shared off road parking for one car, plus Glan Y Don Bach has a front patio, as well as a rear terraced garden, from where you can sip a glass of wine whilst the sun sets over the bay, and Glan Y Don, the larger of the two properties has an enclosed front patio and a lawned area which is situated across the road. All of the village amenities, the harbour and beach are on the doorstep, plus Abersoch is a popular sailing venue with regattas held throughout the summer months. Just six miles away is the market town of Pwllheli, which offers shops, pubs, restaurants, a marina and two beaches, and also within easy reach is the town of Criccieth with its castle and beach. Further afield is the Snowdonia National Park and the wonderful island of Anglesey. With sandy beaches, cliff-top walks and hidden coves in abundance, these superb Abersoch cottages are perfect for a relaxing break at any time of year.

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About the location


Pwllheli 6 miles.

The attractive harbour village of Abersoch is situated on the Llyn Peninsula in a region of Wales renowned for its outstanding scenery and varied walking. The village, situated between two glorious bays, is one of the most popular sailing venues in North Wales and important sailing regattas are held there throughout the summer months. Numerous shops cater for the tourist as well as pubs, restaurants and cafes. There are also opportunities for golfers as there is a course just outside the village and horse riding facilities are also available nearby. Watersports enthusiasts are also well catered for, particularly windsurfing, water skiing and dinghy sailing, not to mention renowned surfing at Port Neigwl (Hell’s Mouth). The long, sandy Abersoch Main Beach is probably the most popular beach in the area. There is a wonderful selection of beaches in the surrounding area of the Llyn Peninsula, including the beautiful and often quiet Porth Ceriad, with it's high cliffs, and sandy Porth Oer ("Whistling Sands"). Most of the coastline is owned by the National Trust and there are many remote bays, sandy beaches and cliffs, as well as wildlife havens like Bardsey Island to explore.

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