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Groes Newydd Bach

(Ref. 930206)

Llandecwyn near Porthmadog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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57 Customer Reviews

  • "Minor issue with the power,quickly resolved many thanks."

    We do try and sort out any issues as soon as we are made aware of them. Thank you for your lovely feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful, cozy cottage within easy reach of a large number of very scenic walks."

    The garden was secure and my little dog was in her element exploring all the wonderful smells! To make the whole experience even more special, there was a selection of coffee, hot chocolate and some Welsh cakes waiting for me, as well as some milk in fridge - such a lovely touch! I’d definitely be back!

    Thank you for taking the time to send us such lovely feedback. We look forward to your staying again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Dec 2023

  • "The stove in the living room is not for wood although wood was left and it didn't heat the place properly."

    The towel rail in the bathroom never heated up so our towels were damp all week. The plug in the bath didn't work and all the water drained away. There were wood lice everywhere.

    The stove in the living room is designed for burning wood and produces 4kw of heat. There are also plug in radiators in the living room and bedroom to supplement the overnight storage heaters if necessary. The instructions for operating the time switch for the bathroom towelrail are given in the cottage instructions. We were unaware that the plug in the bath didn't work and will ask that that is replaced immediately. As with all country cottages there is a risk of insects. We weren't aware of the wood lice , this is a new one on us. The caretakers will sort this out I am sure. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen1.9Dec 2023

  • "Beautiful views from the cottage."

    Lovely and warm with the log burner. Kitchen small but enough. We had a good winter break.

    Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback. It is indeed a small cottage with an amazing bathroom - just perfect for 2 and possibly a four legged friend. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adrian4.1Nov 2023

  • "We had a quiet and relaxing holiday comfortably and warm."

    There are lovely views of the estuary from the cottage which are obstructed by the cherry tree. Such a shame a bit of a trim would solve this. Thanks for the tea coffee and Welsh cakes on arrival.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to give us your lovely feedback. We have taken guidance on the "cherry" tree and were advised that it would look a fright if we cut it back - maybe I need further advice - it is a beautiful tree and doesn't reduce the view overmuch. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and stay."

    I was disappointed by their description as being ‘pet’ friendly as it’s only ‘dog friendly’, this caused me issues and stress and I had to cut my stay short.!!! It’s a lesson learned on my behalf read the small print !! But to me pet friendly is just that Could not see the issue with having a cat there. It would have been contained and clean. Onto cleanliness the lounge area smelt musty and of dogs. Seems like the sofa has been used for dogs to lie on. Febreeze had to be purchased as a none dog owner it really wasn’t pleasant . It Would have been a nice touch to supply some more wood for fire, you get minimum. Saying that, it was well equipped and the bathroom and bedroom was clean. Thank you

    Thank you for taking time to give us feedback. I shall change the description to dog-friendly as you suggested. I have asked the caretakers to clean the sofa more thoroughly and provide more logs on arrival. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa3.1Sep 2023

  • "What a beautiful spot !"

    My partner and I came here to explore, relax and unwind and in our opinion it was a beautiful place to do it from. The cottage was lovely and cosy and as a base, was perfect for us. The views from the upstairs windows are beautiful too. The garden provides a tranquil setting to enjoy as well. We loved it. Thank you for the opportunity to stay here.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to give such wonderful feedback. We all hope you felt restored after your break in this beautiful part of the world. We hope to add you to our returners group. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vanessa3.8Sep 2023

  • "A bit disappointed that the fan oven didn't get hot."

    The lounge widows were very dirty on the outside. (notice when the sunshine is on them) Kitchen door lounge side dirty Shower tray needed some TLC Black mildew at the back left corner

    Thank you for taking time to feedback to us, such a shame you didn't alert us to the oven when you were there as we could have got our man out to fix it earlier. I have asked the caretakers to note the comments you made, with thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan3.8Aug 2023

  • "Excellent location and stunning house!"


    Delighted that you appreciate our cottage as much as we do. Thank you for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katie4.7Jul 2023

  • "The oven door seal was broken, the grill pan was missing and the baking tray provided was completely rusted."

    I had to buy foil trays and grill direct on the grill shelf. Also the cottage was not as clean as it could have been, for example dusty skirting boards in the bedroom.

    Thank you for your very helpful feedback. We trust the points you're raised did not detract unduly from your stay in this beautiful and tranquil part of Wales. Had we been told about the oven and grill pan at the time these could have been quickly rectified. The cooker now has a new seal and the grill pan and baking tray have been replaced. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheryl2.8Jul 2023

  • "Firstly I must say that we were lucky enough to have a week of lovely warm weather."

    What a delightful stay we had here - so quiet and peaceful. Plenty of walks all around and people were so friendly on the rare occasions that we saw anyone. The only small problem has nothing to do with the property - being the advice for getting to the property from the main road. My advice is to take the shortest route from the main road and to take great care as the road is so narrow with quite a few blind bends - and this also applies to the much longer 'recommended' route.

    Thank you so much for taking the time to give us such a lovely review and we are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Morris3.4Jun 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our week."

    Weather was superb, which helped a lot. Minor criticisms, made in spirit of constructiveness (is that a word?) Difficult to get around to the far side of the bed upstairs. Flattened dog poo at entrance to door when we arrived. We cleared it as best we could, but if you see a small pile of sand..... Bathroom was magnificent. Property was comfortable. The Boss would have liked the usual pile of chick-lit to have been there

    Thank you for taking the time to give us such lovely feedback. We did clear the cottages of all books etc during Covid times. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor4.4Jun 2023

  • "We had an amazing, memorable holiday at Groes Newydd Bach, wall to wall sunshine (in Wales!"

    !). The cottage has views to die for, the garden is so very pretty and well laid out, and the lake situated about 200m up the road is beautiful. The whole holiday was so relaxing and restful, felt 100% better when we left. For two people this cottage is ideal, the kitchen is small but well-kitted out. The only problem we found was that the TV was OK in the daytime, but unwatchable during the evenings. A holiday we shall not forget.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. Unfortunately we were unaware that the TV wasn't working until you told us as the previous people in the adjoining cottage only advised us by review a while after they left and getting the right person out to look at it took longer than we would have liked. There is now a new aerial amplifier installed so the TV now works. So, we hope to welcome you back very soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine4.1May 2023

  • "Enjoyed the ti."

    E there lovely little place nice to have a garden

    Thank you for your feedback, glad you enjoyed it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0May 2023

  • "It would have been better if you could have gained entrance to the cottage earlier as the first day of your holiday was gone by the time you moved in."

    The cottage was nice and there was milk tea and coffee with welsh cakes which was really good. The cleanliness of the cottage could have been better and there was a smell upon entering, The kitchen was damp which looked like it was rising. There was no wood left out for the log burner but the storage heaters worked really well so the cottage was warm. The area was first rate and close to porthmadog with plenty of walks available from the premises. We would go back as the damp problem just needs fixing.

    I can't understand the damp problem you mention. I didn't see it when I was up there a week or so back. The cottage has had its yearly deep clean so all should be well now. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carole3.4Sep 2022

  • "The cottage had everything we needed and is in a beautiful location."

    The only aspect we feel could be improved upon is the cleanliness of some areas the property. The upstairs seemed okay, but downstairs seemed as though some areas hadn't been cleaned/hoovered in quite some time.

    A deep clean has now happened. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo3.8Sep 2022

  • "Another lovely stay in this cottage located in a peaceful idyllic location."

    The cottage has everything we needed for a week long stay. I absolutely love the location with the proximity of the nearby lake and some fantastic walks right on the doorstep. I thoroughly recommend the local honey too which is sold at the cottage adjacent to the lake. There is so much to explore and we will certainly be returning next year.

    Thank you for taking the time to give such positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again this year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2022

  • "We are very comfortable sleep well and very dark in the night the cottage We found the dirty the oven cooking and I had been cleaned the oven… we had been walked up the hill and beautiful view the place."

    We are very pleased comfortable the cottage. I nervous driving up the hill very narrowly to cottage.. Thank you Helen McDermott

    Reviewed by John Philip2.8Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Groes Newydd Bach."

    The cottage is in a peaceful location, comfortable and clean with good facilities, and we appreciated having a dishwasher. The shared garden is lovely (the grass had been cut!) with nice views and given the glorious weather we enjoyed, we ate outside every day. The lily lake up the road was absolutely delightful and the views further up the lane over the estuary were stunning. The lane up to the cottage is a bit narrow but we are from Devon so we're used to this. We used the shorter route and rarely met anyone coming the other way. The cottage is ideally situated for both the beach and Snowdonia, and we would certainly recommend it.

    Reviewed by David4.1Jul 2022

  • "The gaps around the cooker and fridge are irksome."

    We had difficulty retrieving a knife we knocked down, and found that the area was also a dirt trap.

    Thank you for your feedback on these detailed points. Given the high scores you have given for comfort, cleanliness and facilities we take it that you enjoyed your stay overall, and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James3.8Jun 2022

  • "Would have been nicer if the grass had been cut and the garden a bit more presentable."

    TV too small for the room but a nice touch that tea, coffee, sugar and milk were all left ready.

    Thank you for the feedback on your stay. We are sorry that the arrangements for cutting the grass have not been working, and we have changed provider with immediate effect. Your other comments are noted, and we trust that in all other respects you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.4Jun 2022

  • "Overall a great little cottage, very comfortable, lovely location - really enjoyed our stay."

    We were lucky with the weather, and enjoyed walking up the hill to see the sunsets over the estuary. Not sure what the idea is about using the longer route up the hill to reach the property. We found the shorter route easier and with ample passing places! Only minus points: really aimed at the owner/managers, so don't be put off. On arrival, the kitchen floor felt "sticky" all over and took a good clean to get rid of it which also exposed that it was quite dirty! Secondly the bedroom carpet appeared to have only been partly vacuumed with fluff and ?mud on the far side of the bed. Finally - the grass in front needed a good cut - we were lucky it was dry weather for our stay - 'nuff said! .......But we would definitely come back - it's a lovely area too! Robin & Lesley.

    Thank you for taking the time to provide detailed and helpful feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back in future. Your detailed points are noted, including regarding the length of the grass (we have since changed our grass cutting provider). Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robin4.7Jun 2022

  • "Our stay at the cottage was fantastic, we had everything we needed and had a ..."

    Our stay at the cottage was fantastic, we had everything we needed and had a great stay even the single track road to the cottage made it more exclusive, Many Thanks Trevor Boyles

    Thank you so much for your great feedback (and for the perfect 100% rating!). We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0May 2022

  • "The little house is in a nice and quiet area, but can only be reached via two nerve-wrecking roads, one bad, one worse."

    Google maps sends you over the wrong one. The description guides you over the right one, which is just doable, but you'll got to have the patience to read a full-page description - and remember all that on arrival. Could be reduced to 3 clear sentences. Bedroom and bath are fine, kitchen so-so and living-room small, dark and very sparingly furnished. Bring a dog - it already smells like one is present. The scenery is very nice.

    Reviewed by Ronald2.5Apr 2022

  • "Love the cottage it has everything you need ."

    Fabulous location so peaceful the owner went the extra mile to locate a fishing permit for me we had a fabulous week we will certainly be booking again our regards to Richard also Sykes . John . Sandra liverpool

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback - just delighted you had a great time Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    very clean and warm Arrived one day late due to heavy storms. Not the best place when you’ve broken down though As access tight and quite isolated and no means of getting into town. Our problem though

    Reviewed by Janine4.1Feb 2022

  • "My Wife and myself stayed at this charming little cottage over the Christmas period,and quite frankly we didn't want to come home."

    We found the cottage very comfortable and clean with everything that we needed for our weeks stay. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom amazing, wonderful views of the hills and some stunning places to visit within half an hours drive from the cottage. After the last couple of years of worry and uncertainty we left here relaxed with our batteries recharged. We will certainly be returning. John and Barbara Booth

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. We aim to make the stay in our cottages as comfortable as we possibly can so that we can indeed welcome back our clients. We hope to welcome you back very soon so you can have the opportunity to recharge your batteries again very soon. many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2021

  • "A couple of issues when we arrived they were dealt with but sadly there were other things which kept popping up no outside light lamp not working in bedroom only about leg room at bottom of the bed kitchen needed a real good scrub cupboard in lounge was smelling with dirty mop."

    Really its only suitable for 1 person due to the lack of space for a double bed.

    Thank you for taking time to give feedback to us. The electrician has now replaced the outside light and sorted the bedroom lamp. The mop head has been replaced. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda2.5Nov 2021

  • "Shower tray overflowed on first use, so had to dismantle trap , clean out trapped hair and gunk."

    All ok for the rest of our stay

    Thank you letting us know that you had to sort out the trap in the shower, this must have got missed during the deep clean a few months ago. So sorry you had to do this but we are very glad you appear to have had a good stay otherwise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bob3.8Oct 2021

  • "Comfortable and clean, lovely location and fabulous walks straight out of the door and up the lane."

    TV could do with being a bit bigger! Lovely bathroom Not full of mod cons but understandable as space is limited Great place if you have your dog with you as we did

    Thank you so much for taking the time to give feedback. The sitting room isn't over big and some people prefer not to have the impact of a large screen, it's a subjective one I think. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison3.8Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was better than we expected."

    It is in a lovely location with gorgeous views in a peaceful setting. There was everything we needed for our week long stay. The bed was comfortable, the bath fantastic if I was going to be picky I would agree on some of the comments in relation to the sofa but that is really a minor issue and I just used a pillow for a bit of added comfort. It is ideally located for visiting the coast, mountains forests, and the Zip World caverns. No doubt we will return.

    Thank you for your feedback, it is much appreciated. I have added some further cushions to the settee which I believe will make the sitting room more comfortable. We are all still exploring ways to open up with Covid in the background. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Sep 2021

  • "I would question the quality of the deep clean."

    Definitely needed a vacuum cleaner left.

    Thank you for taking the time to give feedback. We do hope you had a lovely holiday. Following your comments our manager cleaned the property herself and found nothing untoward. We have now left out a vacuum cleaner in both our cottages. I studied the Covid guidelines from various sources and tried to ensure that we cleaned and provided accommodation to align with these as best we could. We do hope you will return soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Sep 2021

  • "A lovely little cottage in a great location with outstanding views."

    Just a couple of small and hopefully constructive gripes. First, I had to clean out the hair trap in the shower because the tray wasn't draining, and it was glaringly obvious that it hadn't been done for quite some time. Second, since this is a one-bed cottage it is likely to attract a lot of older couples. With that in mind, the seating in the lounge is very low. We would also have appreciated access to a vacuum cleaner during our two-week stay, but I understand that is to do with covid restrictions. Otherwise, a lovely home from home.

    Reviewed by Duncan3.4Aug 2021

  • "Like other reviews bit of a dodgy drive up the road, we enjoyed our stay , just a few pointers on the cottage ."

    ..cottage could do with a deep clean and also the gardens and cottage ivy and bushes need a good trimming back as this was spoiling the views we could of had, bit of a warning the carpet grips at the bottom of the bed are sharp when trodden on ouch!!!! Ps the toaster needs replacing as this wasnt working when we arrived,And could do with a bigger TV also , apart from that potentially the ideal cottage.

    Reviewed by Gerald3.1Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is in a beautiful setting."

    Plenty of walks. Could do with washing machine in place of the dishwasher. But really comfortable and clean.

    Reviewed by Jean4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had a really lovely stay, the views are amazing and it is so peaceful, wonderful for a nice relaxing break."

    However if I could give a tip to guests with dogs, to take tick/flea treatments and tools to help, as there are sheep fields very close by so ticks are inevitable, as we found ourselves on our dog. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Shelley3.4Jun 2021

  • "Great location, lovely garden, great mountain view."

    Reviewed by Jan5.0May 2021

  • "We found the cottage very comfortable and it's in a great location, with lovely walks from the doorstep and amazing views over the estuary to hills beyond."

    A real treat was to listen to nightingales outside the back door every evening!

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7May 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a fantastic scenic location."

    Excellent views, beautiful countryside on the doorstep. Perfectly located for exploring both the coast and Snowdonia National Park. Very comfortable bed and beautiful bathroom with amazing roll top bath. Dog friendly with numerous fantastic walks from the doorstep. Excellent communication from the owner who had implemented sensible and well thought out additional measures in light of the pandemic. I'm sure we will be visiting again.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2020

  • "The property is well situated between the countryside and sea and is ideal for visiting Harlech, Portmeirion, Criccieth, Barmouth, Dolgellau, the mountains to the north and the deep slate mine at Blaenau Ffestiniog."

    A washing machine would be a useful addition.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Aug 2020

  • "Sold us on North Wales, having not enjoyed it twice before Mind you the weather on the trip up was with us pretty well all week!"

    We explored Lleyn Peninsular, went to Bardsey Island, Harlech, swam from the beach S>W> of the castle, Went to Beddgellert. Wonderfull scenery. Mountains, rivers streams and couldn't get over how fertile and progressive the land was on the peninsular. Oh and the lake, church and lanes behind the cottage were womnderfull, go slow, see the countryside and be aware of passing places, it is VERY narrow!. We did prefer the short route to the cottage, from the main road rather than the longer more scenic? from the village with a Honda dealership.

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2019

  • "Loved the cottage."

    Not sure if you already know but the ivy is growing through the bed room window frame it could cause some damage we had it happen here at home.

    We're so glad you loved the cottage, and thank you for your feedback. The ivy has been trimmed back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4Aug 2019

  • "It would have been helpful to have had some soap in the bathroom when we arrived."

    There was also only a small amount of toilet roll. Otherwise it was cosy with good views of the bay & hills through the trees. The walk up the hill to the lake takes just a few minutes & further up the hill there are fantastic views. Very peaceful.

    Reviewed by Liz4.1Jul 2019

  • "We had an lovely weekend at Groes Newydd Bach."

    Beautiful house with a view to complement, little lane going up from the main road just to note. A very short drive to the main town of Porthmadog where there is a beautiful harbour, ideal to sit with fish and chip on an evening. Plenty of walks and things to do in the area, main attraction being Zip World only a 20 minute drive away. We cannot wait to book again for the summer, thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Angharad5.0Apr 2019

  • "Wonderful. Beautiful views, lovely setting, cosy, great fire, superb bathroom - there was nothing we didn't like."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had a lovely time at Groes Newydd Bach, and met our expectations."

    Two small gripes - lack of space to walk around the bottom of the bed, making it difficult to make the bed. Realise the bed is placed facing the window for the view, but when in bed you can't really see the estuary. It appeared that if the bed was turned 90 degrees, and it was 'alongside' the window, there would be more room to move around the bed. Currently, the bedside cabinets would not fit, but if slightly smaller cabinets were used, I consider this would work. Secondly, please change the heating from storage heaters to another form of central heating. The house became very warm from about 3 - 4am, and then quite cool in the evening, despite using the 'boost' on two of the heaters.

    Reviewed by Steff4.4Mar 2019

  • "The location was truly stunning and we were very sorry to leave on the last day."

    A truly stunning location, with beautiful views all around and a tranquil setting. Wonderful.

    Reviewed by Mary Ann4.7Feb 2019

  • "We have had a wonderful relaxing weekend at Groes Newydd Bach."

    The views are breathtaking, the local area is fantastic for walking (particularly with our dogs who loved the beaches) and the cottage itself is cosy and warm when we returned. The break was exactly what we needed and sitting by the woodburner quietly writing Christmas Cards was the perfect antidote to the stress of the build up to Christmas.We would highly recommend this cottage and we intend to return.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Dec 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage in a quiet rural location."

    Good off road parking, with easy access to all of North and Mid Wales. The cottage itself is warm, cosy and clean with a very comfortable bed and bath. The kitchen although small has everything you need for your holiday except a washing machine which was not a problem for us. We slept like logs all week with the windows open to take advantage of the peace and fresh night air. Amazing to hear the owl hooting in the night and we got a dawn chorus of birds outside the window. The owners and caretakers are very approachable and friendly who will sort any problems or queries really quickly but leave you to enjoy your holiday in peace. Even though it was a cottage which took dogs we did not find any evidence that a dog had previously been there. Can't wait to book again for next year.

    Reviewed by Christina4.7Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage nice area, king size bed very comfortable lovely bath and hot water,good shower."

    However it was generally dirty there were quite a few cobwebs the walls were dusty and the hard floors looked as though they needed a good wash.This could be easily put right with a good spring clean.

    Reviewed by David3.8Sep 2018

  • "Had a lovely holiday cottage very clean and we had everything we needed road to ..."

    Had a lovely holiday cottage very clean and we had everything we needed road to cottage was a bit scary for first few trips but once you got used to it was fine

    Reviewed by Jean4.4Aug 2018

  • "The scenery was amazing as well us the utter lack of traffic noise."

    The cottage was well worth the drive through some very steep and narrow lanes, although we rarely encountered other traffic and there were passing places. Occasionally a sheep wandered into the garden and we saw so many birds in the garden; it was lovely to see so many different types.

    Reviewed by Tracy4.4Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely, well maintained, We found it a good base for most destinations, Portmerion and Porthmadoc both within 10 mins, small village with fish and chip shop, Indian and Chinese takeaways just across the bridge."

    Fantastic views , . a lake just around the corner . The lane up to the cottage was only a cars width but did have several passing spots. We would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Rod5.0Jun 2018

  • "This cottage was excellent very clean, well equipped (even had a dog bowl) and very comfortable."

    It had a lovely bathroom and was also perfectly situated and the views over the estuary were fabulous. Go further up the lane over the cattle grid and see the lake then fork left and go up to the gorgeous old church and see the views from there. We would happily recommend this property and will hopefully stay there again. No complaints it was perfect.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2018

  • "As this property is pet friendly it might be worth considering laying more stepping stones across the grass to avoid excessive muddy paws in wet weather."

    Reviewed by Zoe4.8Nov 2017

  • "The cottage has a beautiful location, plenty to see and do in this area of North Wales."

    from gardens to trains. Recommend this location for walks as well.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2017

  • "Great location great views easy to get too and a great all round cottage."

    Didn't want to leave and would go back in a heart beat

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Mar 2017

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  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Bathroom with freestanding roll-top slipper bath, separate quadrant shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Electric storage heaters and woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi with fast fiber broadband, selection of books, games, DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Shared garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.1 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: Terraced garden has unfenced drop. Note: the last mile or so up to the cottage is on a narrow country road with passing places Note: Adults only, no children Note: Lake fishing available nearby, requiring licence and permit which be bought locallyin Penrhyndeudraeth. Note: This property is currently up for sale

The property

This pretty stone-built, semi-detached cottage is set in an elevated, rural location, and enjoys some wonderful views of the countryside down to the Tremadog Bay estuary, situated just five miles from Harlech and five miles from Porthmadog in the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales.

This delightful cottage offers the perfect romantic rural retreat for a couple, and combines traditional with some modern and contemporary twists in styling.

Decorated in warming greys and neutral shades, this charming cottage is full of charm and character with exposed beams and wonderful stone fireplace housing a warm and welcoming woodburner in the sitting room, perfect for those chillier evenings, relax and snuggle up after enjoying a romantic candlelit meal.

The kitchen is small, but modern and well-equipped and upstairs the bedroom boasts a king-size bed and some wonderful views over the garden, encompassing countryside scenery and wonderful estuary views and well, what can we say, the bathroom is just superb!

Spacious and bright with a separate shower and a beautiful freestanding roll top slipper bath on claw feet, perfect for a long soak and a bit of pampering after a day on the mountains, nothing quite like it to soothe those aching muscles!

Outside is a large enclosed lawned garden with furniture, a peaceful haven to sit and enjoy the fresh air and wonderful scenery.

There are numerous walks from the doorstep, two particular favourites are to the Llyn Tecwyn Isaf, a beautiful lake only 300 yards or so from the cottage.

Follow the lane around the lake and walk up to Llyn Tecwyn Uchaf where solitude is in abundance and the peaceful atmosphere is deafening, not to mention the great fishing here!

Walking past Llyn Tecwyn Isaf keeping to the left head up to the small Welsh Victorian church and ancient churchyard, the views are stunning and the atmosphere surreal and spiritual, definitely worth a visit.

The golden sandy beach at Harlech and the renowned Royal St. David's Golf Club are only a short drive away.

Visit the beautiful Italianate village and gardens of Portmeirion and the delightful harbour town of Porthmadog, with its array of shops, tea rooms and eating establishments and also home to the Welsh Highland and Ffestiniog Steam Railways.

Blaenau Ffestiniog is also close by with the Llechwedd slate caverns, Zip World Titan, Bounce Below, an underground trampoline, and Zip World Caverns.

This cottage provides a great rural base any time of the year for a relaxing and enjoyable break away.

Note: This cottage is next door to Ref.11143, together they sleep 6.

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About the location


Harlech 5 miles; Porthmadog 5 miles.

Llandecwyn is a scattered rural hamlet in North Wales, which stands amidst farmland, hills with lakes and mountains, which are all perfect for scenic walks and mountain biking. Llandecwyn is set on the National Cycle Route 8, plus birdwatching can be enjoyed on the red kite waymarked trail, which passes through the hamlet. There are also birdwatching opportunities along the coast and at the RSPB Osprey project, which is nearby. Only 5 miles away is historic Harlech, which is situated in a magnificent position between the mountains and the sea. Harlech is dominated by its majestic 13th century castle, which enjoys World Heritage status. The town is very popular with golfers, who come to enjoy the famous Royal St. David's course, whilst the beautiful 6 mile long sandy beach is wonderful for family fun and long walks. Harlech offers an excellent variety of amenities including some good quality restaurants and a leisure centre, whilst the whole of the Snowdonia National Park, together with the sandy beaches of Cardigan Bay, are all within easy reach. Other attractions in the area include the Ffestiniog Railway and Welsh Highland Light Railway, the secluded beaches at Borth y Guest and the Black Rock sands and the Italianate village of Portmeirion. A really beautiful part of North Wales.

Note: Adults only, no children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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