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The Orchard

(Ref. 1113844)

Llanengan near Abersoch, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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  • issues (3)
  • hot (3)
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  • garden (3)
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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Hi, To say that you house is “well maintained” is stretching the truth I feel."

    Your house has the following issues: 1. An open fire but no gloves for the door handle that gets very hot – health and safety issue. 2. You advertise a BBQ – there is an old kettle style BBQ with broken legs that sits on the floor in the gravelled area of your garden - false advertising. 3. There was a previous guests or your own dogs poo bag (full) in the garden on the steps to the decked area – health and safety issue. 4. There is black mould growing on the wall / ceiling in the downstairs bathroom, see attached images – health and safety issue. 5. There is black mould growing on the blinds in the downstairs bathroom, see attached images – health and safety issue. 6. There is black mould growing on the shower head in the downstairs bathroom, see attached images – health and safety issue. 7. There is black mould growing on the blinds in the “family bedroom” upstairs, see attached images – health and safety issue. 8. The pull out bed mattress is riddled with stains – cheap owners / poor management. 9. The double bed mattress is riddled with stains – cheap owners / poor management. 10. The washing machine drawer is full of black and orange mould, see attached images – health and safety issue. 11. The shower water hose in the family bathroom upstairs was covered in orange mould slime – cheap owners / poor management / health and safety issue. 12. The shower head in the family bathroom was covered in black mould, see attached images – health and safety issue. 13. The master bed was not made up (this is a repeat complaint from earlier in the year, are you so cheap that you only keep one set of bedding for this room?) on our arrival – cheap owners / poor management. 14. The windows in all of the upstairs rooms show signs of having blown / seals have gone allowing water and wind ingress – very cheap owners / poor management. 15. The double plug socket behind the door in the family bedroom is broken, this should not be in use yet it was available to use – health and safety issue, cheap owners / poor management. 16. Double plug socket in family bedroom covered by bedding and mattress with a lamp plug in it and turned on – cheap owners / poor management, health and safety issue. 17. Cleaners cupboard stank of damp – cheap owners / poor management, health and safety issue. 18. Broken chair in decked area – cheap owners / poor management. Your house has had most of these complaints before so I should not have been surprised! I guess some people never learn do they. I will be seeking a full refund from Sykes and Mastercard. No wonder your feedback email address has been cancelled!

    Thank you very much for your feedback. We appreciate the time taken to send your observations which have been taken on board and highlighted to our maintenance/changeover teams. We have undertaken a full refresh of the property since your stay, including painting, new bedding and other ancillary items/furniture throughout the property. We hope we can welcome you back in the future. The Hall Family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matt2.5Sep 2023

  • "This is a brilliantly laid out house in a fantastic location but has some issues which cannot be overlooked."

    The sofas in the lounge and the outdoor furniture was rather uncomfortable. The cleanliness left a lot to be desired with the floor being quite dirty, one of the upstairs mattresses had yellow stains on it and the provided barbecue was not fit to use (had to buy one). Also the garden had sharp metal sticking out of the grass from an old clothesline post which had being removed. We had to cover this with some pots to prevent injury to the children in our party. In essence this house has the potential to be amazing, rather than good, if the required attention to detail is carried out.

    We thank you for your feedback - we have since changed the cleaner looking after the property and continue to undertake regular inspections following changeovers to ensure that the property is presented to a high standard. We have also replaced a number of mattresses throughout the property, introduced a new barbecue for the decking area and assessed the garden for any dangers. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin3.1Jun 2023

  • "The property is lovely, well maintained and in a great location."

    Possibly a few things to update would be the pillows and sofa just purely for comfort . Shared driveway would be a bit tricky if there were 4 cars , we were fine as no one was in the other property. I would still book this cottage again though as overall it was in an ideal location , very quiet and not overlooked which was great when using the hot tub !

    We thankyou for your feedback and have implemented a new alternative pillow option for each bed. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Apr 2023

  • "Poor standard of bedding and mattresses Mattress on top of mattresses Stained mattresses Bed not setup on arrival Dirty and unusable skylights Extension leads on top of extension leads on top of extensions leads (unsafe) No PAT testing of electrical appliances Electrical items faulty and wires on show Poor standards of house keeping (cleanliness) Poor workmanship on repairs/house maintenance offering safety concerns Dirty carpets, mats and walls Damp in the property Cobwebs Electrical wiring unsafe and accessible Extractor fan and dishwasher not working Dirty blinds and curtains Ash tray dirty (not emptied) on arrival Dog poo found in numerous locations on arrival Wholes in the external door Damaged furniture Leaking toilet Slippery decking area We are deeply upset and frustrated that our family holiday has been ruined and to hear from Annette that the owners are aware of some of these issues but still happy to take our booking is very concerning."

    All attendance feel the property does not much the images and description visible on your marketing material. We look forward to your response and proposals for a resolution.

    We thank you for your feedback and have worked with yourselves throughout your stay to address all of the issues mentioned above. We hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo1.3Apr 2023

  • "Mattress’s are a bit lumpy and need new pillows."

    Excellent kitchen facilities. Great service of hot tub and staff very accommodating when checking hot tub. Fantastic garden for children and dog. Excellent location for beaches.

    We appreciate as the new owners your feedback and can confirm that the property is receiving a number of updates the last week in May 2023 including a number of new mattresses and new alternative pillow selection for each bed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Apr 2023

  • "Lovely and clean well equiped and good location"

    Thanks very much for the feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Orchard in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2023

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x ground-floor twin, 1 x family room with a double bed, one single bed and one pull-out stacker bed
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Snug
  • LPG central heating
  • Gas cooking range with double oven and hob, 2 x microwaves, fridge/freezer, additional fridge in bar, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach and hot tub towels
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars and parking for boat trailers
  • Private, enclosed side and rear lawned gardens with decking, furniture and barbecue
  • Covered patio with hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, downstairs only (please bring own dog beds, blankets and towels)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 0.7 miles, pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: There are two internal steps down to the kitchen and dining area
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm and check-out by 9:30am

The property

Abersoch 1.3 mile.

The Orchard is a wonderful, detached house, located on the edge of the little rural village of Llanengan on the Llyn Peninsula, about a mile from the beach at Porth Neigwl (Hell's Mouth) and one mile Southwest of Abersoch, famous for its wonderful beaches and watersports facilities, and just a few minutes' walk from the Llyn Coastal Path.

Spacious and well-proportioned this lovely property is perfect for friends or for a large family or two families sharing.

The house is well-presented throughout and decorated with neutral tones and soft shades of greys, offering comfortable accommodation, while boasting some fantastic attributes that will really help to make your holiday experience a memorable one.

With ledge and brace doors and oak flooring throughout, with the exception of the bathrooms and bedrooms, this wonderful house is the perfect place to entertain, enjoy social gatherings and get together or sophisticated soirée.

The fabulous sitting room is light and bright with dual aspect windows, plush sofas and chairs for up to seven guests, and boasts a lovely fireplace with open fire.

There is a bar in the snug area with seating for two, which leads through to a fabulous kitchen with granite work surfaces and island extending to a superb dining room with seating for 14, high vaulted ceiling and exposed purlins.

A ground-floor bedroom and bathroom makes it an ideal cottage of choice for members of your party who may be a little less mobile.

Upstairs, there are three further bedrooms, all individually styled.

The master bedroom benefits from high ceilings, a king-size bed and en-suite shower room, and another has two pull out occasional guest beds for flexible sleeping arrangements, and a further family shower room servicing the other two bedrooms.

The house nestles amongst well-established trees and enclosed gardens with a decked patio area with seating.

The garden is perfect for younger members of the family to play and for the adults there is a wonderful hot tub, where you can relax, unwind and relive memories of the day's events.

Abersoch is a lovely village with a colourful harbour and array of shops, eating establishments, pubs and tea rooms, a mecca for watersports, and its sandy beaches and safe bathing waters make it ideal for families.

The timeless villages, secluded bays and spectacular coastal walks of the Llyn Peninsula are also on the doorstep and waiting to be discovered.

Further afield, the castles at Criccieth, Harlech and Caernarfon are all worth a visit and the magical village and gardens of Portmeirion, the lovely harbour town of Porthmadog, along with the numerous delights of the Snowdonia National Park can all be easily reached.

There really is something for everyone, at any time of the year and The Orchard provides the perfect base from which to enjoy all these wonderful delights the area has to offer.

Note: This property shares a gravelled driveway and is next door to Ref. 1113846, together sleeping up to 16 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter