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Bod Rhiw

(Ref. 922923)

Botwnnog near Aberdaron, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful property in a fabulous quiet location."

    Close enough to get around to visit places but quiet & private when needed. First class info provided both prior to visit and in cottage. Loved the AGA we made lovely casseroles! Photos don't do this cottage justice I wish I lived there. Our dog loved it and Simon left lots of logs for both fires as well as amazing welcome pack thank you it was so cosy! Springs are starting to go on one of the games room sofas but that's minor and probably due to everyone relaxing in there. Smart TV, games etc. A recliner would make it perfect and my hubbie has already decided where a hot tub would fit! I loved all the little nik-naks and charm. The place is fantastic and such good value. We visited in November and got lots of winter sunshine. We will definitely be back. Thank you for sharing it with us!

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Nov 2023

  • "Bod rhiw is a lovely home away from home."

    The aga and barn made our stay so comfortable. Simon is so lovely and very accommodating. We’ve stayed here twice now and will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Oct 2023

  • "What can i say except fabulous & Beautiful!"

    !!! Simon the owner was brilliant, from the onset of our stay (to the end) was available, kind & very imformative of the surrounding areas. He was kind enough to let us have the keys earlier if we wanted & text us to say he was available if we needed anything. The cottage itself was quaint & beautiful and easy to find and very picturesque. Beautiful gardens for the dog to run wild in with an al fresco dining area and a barbeque. Inside, was just as beautiful and the games room - what a godsend for those rainy days. Bedrooms where lovely with nice comfy beds. The cottage was clean throughout and to be honest I cant find fault with it all. If anything & this is only small minute niggle was the bathroom was downstairs but this did not stop us having an enjoyable much needed restful holiday. Thank you Simon we will definately visit again.

    Reviewed by Daljit5.0Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic place!"

    We spent 2 weeks here and it wasn’t long enough, the owner has just thought of everything to make your stay here perfect in every way, the cottage is so well equipped (the best we’ve stayed in) and really feels like home, the views are are stunning and our 15 year old and 11 month old dogs absolutely loved it, so much room indoors and out, just a fantastic place to stay with so much to do in the area, JUST AMAZING!!

    Reviewed by C5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage and surroundings were lovely."

    There was also a large games room. The large garden was great for the dogs. Simon had left milk, cheese and a few sweet treats, which were very welcome. A lovely place in a beautiful area.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Mar 2023

  • "First visit to Bod Rhiw and we were totally impressed with everything!"

    The cottage has everything anyone could possibly need or want and the gardens were perfect for our pooch. Only advice I would give which Simon (owner) told me was maybe have pooch on lead in grounds through gate. The reason for this is on the right there is only a grass bank no fence. Grass bank is high but if pooch determined! Despite that the main garden is large and secure. Enough space for a G S D We spent all our time in the games/ family room lots to entertain you plus when the log burner going in the evening, very cosy. We did complete 1000 piece jigsaw it was a bit of a challenge lol. It was nice just to take the time to do. Simon greeted us on arrival which made us feel very welcome. Highly recommend a stay.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Feb 2023

  • "Cosy, homely, relaxed, appreciate the lack of ‘house rules’."

    Nice to talk to the owner, this made it very personal. Good facilities for when the weather isn’t so kind. The area is unspoiled and still lovely. The garden and paddock were super for the dogs. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jan3.8Oct 2022

  • "The perfect place for us and our 2 spaniels."

    Beautiful cottage in a fabulous location. We have been going to the same area for many years and this is by far the best place we have stayed. The owner was brilliant and kept us informed. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, with a fab games room and plenty of outside space for kids to run around in."

    Very nice touch to find bara brith, tea, eggs, cheese, milk and a chilled bottle of fizz in the fridge! The owner kept in touch to make sure we were all ok and was very helpful, including lots of local info. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Aug 2022

  • "Possibly the loveliest cottage we’ve ever stayed in!"

    From the first contact from Simon to our departure, it was just superb! This cottage has it all. Such a beautiful setting, the cosiest cottage, with absolutely everything you need, gorgeous garden and home away from home, but better. Thank you for providing such a wonderful experience for our family, we enjoyed every minute.

    Reviewed by Deidre Lynn5.0Jul 2022

  • "Bodrhiw was amazing!"

    We spent the week exploring the surrounding areas and on our return spent the majority of our time in the barn and garden/paddock. Our dogs loved the extensive gardens and paddock and so did we. This house is ideally secluded, peaceful and an unbelievable sun trap! We our planning our return! Thank you to Simon and Kate!!

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jun 2022

  • "We wanted a relaxing holiday and the property was perfect, we spent most of our evenings in the games room which is equip with everything we needed to keep us entertained, welcome pack on arrival was a lovely touch, and Simon goes above and beyond to ensure you have everything you need in regards to information on everything from places to eat to local amenities, would most definitely visit again."

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2022

  • "We have been lucky enough to stay in lots of lovely holiday cottages over the years but this one is probably the best of them all."

    The communication with the owners prior to our stay was unexpected but so useful. On arrival the Welsh welcome pack was such a delicious touch. Everything about the cottage was just fabulous - the garden and paddock, the log burners, the aga, the barn/awesome games’ room, the pebble dominoes set, the quirky mobile hanging in the barn, the bird feeders by the kitchen window, the stable door, the comfiest beds ever…. I could go on but I’m sure anyone reading this has got a good idea of how fantastic this cottage is. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful well equipped cottage ."

    The games room was like the cherry on the cake ! Hoping to return at a warmer time to fully enjoy the garden ! Most generous welcome pack and very helpful and friendly owner . Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jan 2022

  • "Stunning cottage with amazing facilities."

    The location is absolutely perfect for adventuring and seeing the north west of Wales. The owner was super friendly and helpful! Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Nov 2021

  • "Cottage was extremely comfortable and really didn't lack anything of home comfortable."

    The games room was amazing. We've never stayed anywhere with a pool table before! Simon the owner was friendly and engaging and clearly took a lot of trouble to make guests comfortable. Only downside was the number of emails from Sykes Cottages with persistent reminders to keep to the rules of leaving the cottage clean and tidy. Felt a bit overwhelmed with instructions and ended up waking at 6am for a strict 9am departure just to make sure we had cleaned and tidied everything.

    Reviewed by Gwen5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage…felt at home from the moment we walked in."

    Super welcome basket and then suprises in the fridge too…very thoughtful. Lovely area to explore. Thank you for a great holiday that was well worth the wait !

    Reviewed by Trever5.0Sep 2021

  • "2nd visit to Bod Rhiw & delighted again."

    Perfect location for exploring the area. Close to some fabulous beaches. Everything was available at the cottage, very clean & a superb welcome pack. Home from home.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2021

  • "Cottage a real home from home… everything there you needed."

    Simon, the owner kept in touch & left amazing welcome pack.Scenery breathtaking. Everywhere dog friendly as well.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage but I hadn't realised it was along side a road and we couldn't ..."

    Fabulous cottage but I hadn't realised it was along side a road and we couldn't actually walk the dogs from the cottage but brilliant location for amazing beaches

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Jul 2021

  • "Absolutely stunning Like a home from home Cottage was spotless and gardens were ..."

    Absolutely stunning Like a home from home Cottage was spotless and gardens were wonderful for the children to play in Games room was fantastic Would definitely recommend this property

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jul 2021

  • "The cottage had everything we needed and more everything listed was in the ..."

    The cottage had everything we needed and more everything listed was in the cottage pool table darts etc plenty of room outside complimentary butter milk cheese wine very much appreciated Simon was very helpful re: the area and went above and beyond to make sure we had everything we required the cottage was cosy comfortable clean

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2021

  • "I’ve never stayed in a holiday cottage that I’ve felt so much at home before."

    Absolutely loved every minute of it. Everything you could possibly think of that you’d need was there. The owner was fantastic from instructions, local information to the welcome basket and the information manual covered everything

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2021

  • "It was a home from home."

    The cottage was equipped with everything that you could possible need for a relaxing and enjoyable break regardless of the weather. A lovely and rural location if you want to be away from it all and with plenty of space for the whole family (including dogs) to enjoy.

    Reviewed by Jasmine4.4Aug 2020

  • "It's easy to see the owners of Bod Rhiw have been Letting their cottage for some time."

    Nothing you could need during your stay had been over looked, from the very generous welcome provisions to mega comfortable beds, log burners, a well equipped games room, and best of all the Aga. Everyone expects a mixed bag of weather in Wales, but it didn't seem to matter on the one day we were confined to the cottage, as there was so much to occupy us. A thoroughly relaxing great time had by us all.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Mar 2020

  • "A great place to relax and unwind whatever the weather."

    Easily accessible to numerous beach's and areas of beauty. Peaceful location. Fantastic cottage. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Gil5.0Sep 2019

  • "An amazing cottage with everything available."

    Simon left a fabulous welcome pack which was much appreciated. Great information pack explaining how everything works We visited a lot of local places and some incredible beaches. Husband and son played golf at Nefyn a few times. Games room was popular with our 15 yr old son in the evening's, Definitely a cottage we would love to visit again,

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2019

  • "This was a fantastic cottage equipped with everything you might need whilst away, and a little more."

    Simon, the owner, met us on arrival and gave us plenty of local information and ideas for our stay; all over a cup of tea he made us after a long drive. There was the best welcome pack left that we had ever received and we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Damien5.0Jul 2019

  • "Peace & quiet , lots of great walks in area"

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Mar 2019

  • "Having holidayed for many years in cottages with our dogs this has to be one of the most comfortable, well equipped cottages we’ve ever stayed in."

    It is packed with books and games and the pool table is a bonus. The barn/games room is huge and with its cosy sofas and wood burner, we spent most evenings in this room. The aga in the kitchen meant the house was always warm and welcoming after a long coastal walk - of which there are many on the doorstep. We were warmly welcomed by Simon who has a good knowledge of the area and were given a lovely welcome pack of coffee, tea, milk, butter, cheese, Welsh-cakes and Prosecco. There is also a large supply of logs and coal - it really does feel like a home rather than simply a holiday let which helps you relax from the minute you step into the house. The only thing I’d say - if I was being really picky - is it would benefit from having an additional bathroom upstairs but this wasn’t a massive issue and we will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Gillian4.7Jan 2019

  • "The cottage has a lovely relaxed feel from the moment we arrived ."

    We have had many cottage holidays ( normally twice per year ) with our beautiful vizsla girls , and I have to say Simon has given us the best welcome we have ever received .He made us a cup of tea when we arrived after a 6 hour journey and chatted to us about the local area , and best best places to walk with our girls , dog friendly local pubs etc . When we said we were going to Anglesey he suggest Newborough woods which then takes you onto the beach , it was brilliant. The cottage is well stocked with cooking utensils, which is great as we cook everyday. My hubby loved the Aga experience making a banana cake !! . The large enclosed garden is great when the dogs want out late at night without the worry of the road . Simon gave us a call at the start of our holiday just to check everything was ok and said just to call him if we needed to know anything, which is very reassuring. We are definitely going to have another holiday here , the location is good and the walks are fab for anyone with or without a dog . We spent all our time in the games room with the fire on , as it’s a bright cozy room .

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Sep 2018

  • "Excellent service all round"

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2018

  • "Greeted by the Owner Simon, made to feel very welcome, cottage was well equipped made very good use of the Aga in he kitchen, the two dogs enjoyed the large garden and paddock."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2018

  • "Loved this place, set up absolutely great."

    The outdoor space is perfect for the kids and the facilities in the cottage are perfect. The shower was excellent, the kitchen great, comfy beds, all has a nice quality feel to it and the games room/barn an absolute bonus. Lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Jun 2018

  • "2nd visit to Bod Rhiw and it was again simply amazing !"

    Great place to relax and enjoy the amazing beaches and countryside. Wonderful memories made again with our 4 children here. Plenty of space for everyone . The games room was well used by us all and the garden very much enjoyed( especially the swing ball ! ) Loved our visit to Bod Rhiw !

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage well equipped, comfortable and warm with an ample supply of firewood, cleaning products and necessities ie."

    Milk soap powder towels and bedding The games room was where we spent most of our holiday Additional fridge/freezer in garage was also very useful We would recommend this cottage highly

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Dec 2017

  • "Beautiful place, we loved the games room and wood burning stove in the evenings!"

    Great location - so easy to reach so many beautiful beaches. Very good beds!

    Reviewed by Catherine4.8Sep 2017

  • "When booking l didn't realise the bathroom was on the ground floor, l don't recall that it was mentioned."

    Also I recall reading it was only a mile to the beach, but it doesn't state that the walk is quite difficult terrain.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.2Jul 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location, Ideal for touring Wales or just chilling in the garden."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2017

  • "Our grandchildren said what a fabulous time and how great the games room and garden were."

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    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2017

  • "Very well appointed property, great location"

    Reviewed by Meyrick5.0Mar 2017

  • "We visited in November, but the cottage remained exceptionally warm and cosy thanks to the Aga and 2 wonderful log burners."

    The owner had left us with plenty of wood for the week. We spent our evening ( after a meal cooked on/ in the Aga with some extra help from the useful gas hob)playing pool ( badly) or darts ( even worse) or watching surround sound TV on the smart TV we could put our own Netflix account in. The sofas were large and comfortable and the big barn warm despite size. We spent our days walking the beautiful coastline with our 2 dogs. The scenery was stunning and especially vibrant in its autumn colours. The weather was exhilarating. Everything needed was in cottage. It was extremely well equipped. I understand the owner's have not had property long and are still working on it, but it did not detract from its comfort. 10/10 for cleanliness. The owner's were very helpful and communicated local information by text and checked we had arrived safely. The location is great. Peaceful and just isolated enough but within easy driving distance of facilities, beaches, shops. Would recommend the cottage for walkers, dog lovers, families with older children who would enjoy the games room, couples who want a relaxing, fun or romantic break.

    Reviewed by D5.0Nov 2016

  • "This cottage is perfect."

    It has everything and more. Location is great with easy access to beaches and costal routes. Games room is superb with it's log burner, we spent most evenings in there. Would highly recommend this cottage - big thumbs up !!

    Reviewed by Nyree5.0Oct 2016

  • "Bod rhiw is a beautiful cottage and Simon the owner was very friendly and knowledgeable and was very welcoming on arrival."

    There are books and maps on hand which i used for local walks . The games room is a great space to socialise at the end of the day and my wife just loved cooking on the Aga . There are some great places to visit and they are all only 20 minutes drive at most. Abersoch is a lovely place with a nice beach , shops and pubs (nice chippy !) . Aberdaron is a very picturesque place with great coastal walks and just up the road is Morfa Nefyn where you can walk to Porth Dinllaen where there is a beautiful beach and a great pub , The cottage is a great place in a great location which i enjoyed immensely and will definately visit again.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.8Sep 2016

  • "The write up says the beach is a 15 minutes walk."

    Although to the edge of the cliff top is 15 minutes at a fast pace, we could not find what we considered a safe access down the cliff top to the beach. This was disappointing and misleading to imply that the beach was accessible by foot. We even drove to the beach, walked all the way along it, to see if we could find the access point back up the cliffs but there was nowhere which was not literally a vertical climb back up the cliff face; most of which was fenced off along the top.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.2Aug 2016

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at Bod Rhiw, the cottage was comfortable and cosy in a wonderful location, the games room was fantastic and kept two teenage boys occupied when it rained, it was fully equipped with everything you could need."

    The area is absolutely wonderful, stunning scenery and very peaceful, with beautiful beaches and lots to do in the area. We would thoroughly recommend Bod Rhiw.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jul 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove
  • Games room with pool table, darts board and woodburner. External utility with washing machine,
  • Oil central heating with woodburner and multi-fuel stove
  • Oil AGA range with oven and hob (will only be available from Sept - April), electric oven and grill, microwave, dishwasher, fridge (no ice box), freezer, fridge/freezer in utility, TV with Freeview, DVD, PlayStation 4 with games, WiFi and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter packs for woodburners inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Private enclosed garden with patio and furniture plus paddock for ball games
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 3 miles
  • 3 Means of access to the local Hells Mouth beach, 2 are best accessible by able bodied people (Update: March 2018 Following Storm Emma footpaths are temporary inaccessible)
  • The third is approximately a 10 minute drive away, which is used by local surfers
  • Note: Hot water is heated by solar panels

The property

Aberdaron 5 miles.

A charming and rustic detached cottage, set within its own grounds and situated just five miles from the coastal village of Aberdaron on the Llyn Peninsula, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

The cottage is ideal for couples, friends and families wishing to spend some time together enjoying the local scenery, walks, beaches and various attractions which are all with easy reach.

Offering comfortable, homely accommodation, the property has undergone a comprehensive scheme of upgrading, with character beams, a farmhouse style kitchen with a stone inglenook housing the AGA cooking range, ground floor bathroom and an exposed inglenook fireplace with a multi-fuel stove in the cosy sitting room with dining area.

Upstairs are three bedrooms, a twin and two doubles, giving flexible family accommodation.

Once an old attached barn, the games room with its high-pitched ceiling, exposed stonework and roof timbers and purlins is a fantastic place for all the family to enjoy some quality time together, rising to the challenge with a few games of pool.

Alternatively, sit and relax in front of the woodburning stove, which is great on those chillier days when perhaps the weather stops play!

Patio doors open out to the patio area and lawned garden, which extends to a further enclosed paddock, ideal for the children to enjoy a kickabout.

Garden furniture provides seating for alfresco dining or to enjoy a glass of something refreshing and reminisce on the day’s adventures, or simply enjoy the peace of the countryside, and with very little light pollution, you can stargaze long into the night.

The cottage is located on the Wales Coastal Path, or explore the numerous nearby unspoilt beaches, with rock pools and coves, or visit the famous Whistling Sands beach which is only eight miles away.

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

Close by are the popular resorts of Abersoch and Pwllheli, 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 charming cottage is an ideal base for exploring the riches this beautiful area offers.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

ABERDARON

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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