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Little House

(Ref. 1008888)

Llandecwyn, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect size cottage in a great location."

    For us within an hour or less drive to areas we wished to visit for coastal and mountainous walks. Appreciated having the full week rather than our planned weekend! Given useful information to find the property and getting the key on day one was easy. We had a lovely time away.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.4Jan 2024

  • "Nice cottage in nice position but that is all that was good ,everything was dirty and dusty not weeks but months worth ,Bathroom shower curtain filthy ,toilet seat loose and dirty ,shower shelf broken,Kitchen cooker rusty and dirty ,fridge grubby ,bag of flour in cupboard out of date and full of bugs ,tops dirty floor dirty ,dirty greasy cooking dishes left in cupboard ,shelf holding crockery mouldy ,3 mugs two had chips Living room floors dirty ,mouse droppings and muck under seating and chest ,Bedroom sheets had stains and bed had wood lice in,when we opened velux windows they had fly infestation and loads fell out on bed and floor ,mouse droppings under bed and cupboards in bedroom ,we came home early the place is neglected and it’s a shame because it could be a lovely ,we spent all our first day cleaning ."

    Reviewed by Steven1.6Oct 2023

  • "We loved the cottage."

    It was cosy, welcoming, well equipped and very peaceful. The underfloor heating in the kitchen and bathroom was great, the bed comfortable and the kitchen had everything we needed. The log burner was easy to light and warmed the whole house. We were also impressed with the outside lighting which came on automatically and made it easy to find the car in the dark. The location is fantastic with great views - very peaceful but well placed for outings. All in all, we had a great time.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Oct 2023

  • "We arrived late on a Friday afternoon, we had a look around the cottage and was disappointed with our first impressions."

    The first thing noted was the condition of the cooker top was dirty looking. We set about cleaning the c00ker top as best we were able. We then decided to inspect the bedroom and was really upset, the bed appeared to look clean but when we pulled the throw back there was several woodlice in between the sheets! we removed the bed sheets and noted a stain on the sheets and pillow. The issues with the woodlice did not improved. There were other items noted, one of the chairs was broken, the toilet seat was not secure, to try and resolve the woodlice issue we moved the bed and noted that the floor area below the bed was disgusting. There was a travel trunk in the living room which we moved to retrieve a pack of playing cards and it was also noted that the area had not been need cleaned. WE WOULD APPRECIATE THE OPPERTUNITY TO DISCUSS THESE ISSUES WITH THE OWNERS PRIOR TO DECIDING TO PUBLISH OR NOT PUBLISH OUR REVIEW.

    Reviewed by Carol1.3Oct 2023

  • "A great little cottage with character and history."

    Beautifully views and everything you would possibly want to do within easy reach by car. There was a dedicated grass and shrub garden a few yards from the cottage which could be used by the little house occupants with great views. Including front and back gravelled small garden with a washing line. There was a nice little kitchen with underfloor heating and items needed for your stay. Owner was very friendly and we're the family and were happy to help in any way. Open fire which was lovely in the evening and a couple of heaters as secondary heating. The bed was comfortable and had a skylight and old fashioned furniture which went with the character of the building. There is a field to run your dog when sheep are not present. I would stay at the little house again as it was quiet and remote but lots of interesting places by car and just what me and my dog Bruno needed. Just to get away for a week. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Keith4.1Feb 2023

  • "Loved it"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2022

  • "This cottage is in a convenient location for sightseeing, however there are few dog friendly walks nearby, unless you want to go into sheep fields."

    The cottage needs a good clean, especially under the bed and could do with upgrades on the sofa, chair, table and chairs and a larger TV with a full range of channels would be an improvement. The bathroom lacks a toilet roll holder and shower curtain needs replacing. The freezer needs defrosting and the fridge door needs adjustment as sometimes does not stay closed. The stairs should have some sort of tread grip/carpet to avoid slipping. The road access was tricky to enable safe exit, a mirror on opposite side would alleviate the problem.

    Reviewed by Stephen1.9Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic place a shame the bed was a bit small."

    Reviewed by Damien4.1Jun 2022

  • "We loved everything about the little house, the cottage, the location, the size."

    It was just perfect for us and our dogs. A great place with so many places to explore from the back door. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0May 2022

  • "This is our second visit to the little house we also hired the big house for the ..."

    This is our second visit to the little house we also hired the big house for the family as we was celebrating my husbands 65th birthday once again lovely weather sure we will be back again The jenner family

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous property."

    Ideal size for someone travelling on her own, even my cat loved it. Gorgeous views, beautiful house well appointed and very clean. It was such a pleasure staying there and I must confess it was hard to leave. Very friendly owner who knows a lot about the history of the house and of the area. Ideally located for both Harlech and Porthmadog. Simply wonderful holiday and really hoping to be back soon. Thank you for having us.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Little House is a lovely cosy little cottage with a roaring log fire to welcome you!"

    It is small in size but big in character and as we live in a cottage ourselves, it is 'home from home' for us. This was our second visit and we still love it and will be back! The only problem we had was the hot water being very intermittent, but as we've already reported this I'm sure the landlord will have had it fixed by now. Also the shower head and hose are poorly positioned in the shower cubicle so it's a little difficult to get under the flow of water - it needs re-positioning further along the wall to the left of the electric shower unit. But this is 'nit picking' - it's a wonderful old cottage and suits country folk like us, but maybe if you're a city-slicker looking for glossy contemporary perfection, it may not be for you.

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Jan 2022

  • "Great little cottage for a perfect get away Could do with photo of drive on ..."

    Great little cottage for a perfect get away Could do with photo of drive on main road cause it was a little tricky to find

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Nov 2021

  • "Kitchen is extremely small, preparing any sort of meal is cramped."

    fortunately we were a party that had next door as well, so we ate in there every night. The Little house is exactly what it is, Little, however I have no complaints it is what it is and would use again.

    Reviewed by Claire4.1Oct 2021

  • "Oven on cooker needs a good clean."

    Place looks tired could do with a face lift

    Reviewed by Christopher4.1Aug 2021

  • "Perfect house in an excellent location"

    Reviewed by Leo4.7Jul 2021

  • "I would say that this cottage was adequate and a good place to sleep but that was about it!"

    Starting with the positives, it was easy to find, directions were great and it is off a main road so no winding down roads for ages to get to it which is great after a long drive. The bed was also very comfortable! There was plenty of cups, plates etc. and having a fridge and facilities to make your own food was great (especially as there isn't any where within walking distance to eat). WiFi was good (and necessary as didn't have a phone signal at the house) Now onto the negatives... The whole house smelt of damp! It needs a really good airing. The people before us had clearly had the oil heaters on or the log burner but not aired the house properly as we could not shift the smell and it was embedded in the soft furnishings. The bathroom downstairs as well isn't the best. The shower has really low pressure and the angle is almost impossible to wash your hair and I am only 5ft 1 so you can imagine by husband struggled who is 6ft. We also found a bowl of rotting vegetables and salad in one of the kitchen draws which gave me reservations about how well the house was actually cleaned before we got there and promptly proceeded to anti-bac everything (with wipes i had brought myself). I also felt there was a lot of unnecessary "stuff" in the kitchen which with covid made me uneasy. Whilst it looked nice having a dresser with cups etc. and it was great to have plenty of cutlery etc. it really isn't necessary and I think they should strip things back to basics and then make sure they provide anti bac to wipe surfaces down etc. and it would make me feel more confident about the cleanliness of the house. The water also tasted funny which meant we went out to buy bottled water. I also think the TV could have been bigger and possible have DVD player or access to netflix. I also think the host could have been more organised with their welcome booklet offering advise on places to eat/drink/shop etc. I know you could argue that we could google it (which we did) but little things like that are what usually set the sykes cottages apart from staying in a hotel that you really feel well looked after! In summary if I had paid £60-£90 a night for this I would have been alright with the price but we paid £934.00 for 4 nights which frankly was a total rip off!

    Reviewed by Emma2.5Jul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday, the cottage was lovely and the owner went above what I expected, there we’re flowers on the windowsill, milk in the fridge and a pack of Welsh cakes left for us."

    We used the log burner and there was no problem getting more wood. We met the owner near the end of our stay and he was really happy to show us around and told us about the work that was done to keep the property as close to it’s original look. If you’re looking for a sweet traditional building to stay in ,this is the place to go, there is also a bigger house that sleeps seven, I would recommend this place 100%. Lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2021

  • "Cottage in need of some TLC , but enjoyed it so much booked and going back next year with our family , us in little house ,kids and grandkids in the big house for 65th birthday celebration."

    Reviewed by Lawrence4.1Apr 2021

  • "Absolutely loved this place!"

    Very warm welcome from the owner! Nothing was to much trouble for him, will definitely recommend this to friends for a great weekend break or holiday! 10/10 we will 0 be returning again

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Dec 2020

  • "It was impossible to order takeaways online for the address, as non of them recognised the address."

    The Little House is very comfortable and welcoming. Such a peaceful location, our 2 dogs loved their time there. The owner was very friendly and very helpful.

    Reviewed by Alan4.1Oct 2020

  • "The little house is a lovely old cottage, perfect for a quiet break away to a beautiful part of Wales."

    We really enjoyed our time there and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Bettina3.8Sep 2020

  • "Little House big thumbs up."

    Views magnificent helped by the fact we had four cloudless days & starry nights. Accommodation small but perfect for two adults & dog. ut when you wake up to the view whilst lying in bed. You can forgive that. Brilliant base for the area.

    Reviewed by Timothy3.4Sep 2020

  • "This property is in dire need of investment, maintenance and a deep clean."

    Its a shame, as the location and views over the estuary are lovely, its quiet, and the bed was comfy. The list of issues encompassed a broken TV and DVD player (replaced after 5 days), damp and black mould on the living room wall, grubby furnishings (seats and sofa), broken fittings (external light not working), panel on base of shower broken off, sliding door to bathroom needs properly fixing, rusty garden seats and table, trim on kitchen drawer, broken and dingy crockery/cookware (broken corkscrew), stained tea towels, duvet needs a clean, the bathroom needs a heated towel rail, a drying rack needed for washing, cobwebs, and dirt and dust behind the TV. This list of issues blighted our stay here.

    Reviewed by Maddy1.6Sep 2020

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Little House!"

    The house was clean and lovely inside. It is located in a perfect spot so close to all of the sights we wanted to see. Only minor downside was that the bed was super soft and it took some getting used to. Other than that we had the best stay.

    Reviewed by Olivia4.4Aug 2020

  • "This cottage could have been perfect!"

    !! The positives were the cosiness due to the log burner, the comfortable bed and the beautiful views, garden and surroundings. However, this cottage needs some money spending on it to bring it up to standard. The scatter cushions on the sofa were ripped, the chairs in the bedroom were stained, too much shabby chic, damp showing on the walls, vacuum cleaner that needed emptying left in the lounge, too much mismatched crockery in fact too much mismatched everything. Cleanliness wasn't great either.

    Reviewed by Marilyn2.5Nov 2019

  • "This cottage is a fantastic."

    In our opinion only with a few minor tweaks we would have given top rated scores. However, we would have no hesitation in recommending this property or staying here again. Great location for travelling to various points of interest. Very enjoyable. Thank you

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Sep 2019

  • "We had a lovely time in Wales and The Little House definitely added to that experience."

    It was so beautiful, both inside and out. The grounds were stunning and we were lucky enough to sit out in the garden and enjoy the sunshine. Little House was decorated beautifully and really felt warm and cosy. The wood burner was an added bonus to come back to each night. For me, the sofa was a little uncomfortable but that is personal preference. Other than that, the house was perfect.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Jun 2019

  • "The 'Little House' was absolutely gorgeous and set in a beautiful part of Wales."

    We had everything we could ask for in the cottage, including a cosy logburner and underfloor heating in the kitchen. Hopefully we will revisit at some point.

    Reviewed by Della5.0May 2019

  • "Beautifully presented, very cosy, appropriately low beams!"

    Would stay again for sure! My only request, for your consideration, would be an updated TV & DVD player; the screen was too small, and there was no USB port to plug in the movies we brought with us.

    Oct 2018

  • "We were expecting 4 star accommodation,but too us it was 3 stars,"

    Sep 2018

  • "Comfortable cottage in a great location."

    Very comfy bed but some of the kitchen equipment was not of such good standard and water was scalding hot! We had no power on the first night (no fault of the owner who managed to sort the problem) but spent our first evening in candle light worrying that our fridge full of food would be ruined in the heat. Superb base for exploring the coastline and Snowdonia.

    Jul 2018

  • "Cosy cottage with a garden and ample parking."

    Lovely log fire. Unfortunately the kitchen utensils were dirty and/or rusty. Otherwise nice cottage to stay in.

    Jun 2018

  • "Nicely decorated and just perfect for two and a four-legged friend."

    In a super location, close to Harlech beach, and with easy access to the mountains. Kitchen was adequately equipped. Bed a little narrow, but comfortable, and affords a lovely view over the estuary and to Portmeirion.

    Dec 2017

  • "Lovely, cosy cottage with real working wood burner."

    All needs catered for.

    Oct 2017

  • "Nice cosy cottage, located in the wild and under-rated Rhinog Mountains with their Oak forests."

    The location was secluded but very close to the coast railway line. (I would upload local pics but the app doesn't work).

    Oct 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage and views, owners very friendly and helpful."

    Very cosy and warm for 2 people.

    JaneOct 2017

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  • One bedroom: 1 x double
  • Ground floor shower room with loo and basin
  • Sitting room with log burner.
  • Electric Heating, electric cooker, grill and hob, washing machine, microwave, fridge with ice box, Bed linen and towels provided, Flatscreen TV, DVD player, garden furniture, off road parking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Front and rear enclosed gravel patio areas with seating and access to surrounding field (sheep may be present certain months of the year) Note: the stairs to the bathroom are open tread
  • Note :This cottage is not suitable for infants

The property

Little House is just lovely.

Situated within the Snowdonia National Park you are in easy reach of beaches, mountains and all sorts in between.

The lovely galley style kitches has underfloor heating and is well equipped with electric cooker, grill and hob, wasjing machine, microwave and friedge with ice box.

The pretty sitting room has a great sofa, log burning stove in an inglenook fireplace, table for two by the window and open tread stairs to the bedroom. The bedroom is beautifully dressed with a double bed and antiue furniture. The modern shower room has underfloor heating, wash handbasin, loo and shower on the ground floor just off the kitchen. There is a large lawned area with garden bench overlooking the picturesque italianate village of Portmeirion and the sandy estuary.

There are also two sitting areas with tables and chairs to enjoy the views with a nice glass of wine in the evening or breakfast in the sunshine! The property offers front and rear enclosed gravel patio areas plus a surrounding field to wander with your dogs (sheep may be present certain months of the year). A gentle stroll will take you to the train station where you can travel on the Cambrian Coast Railway that has plenty of stops that are well worth a visit.

Llandanwg, with its lovely beach and cafe and Llanbedr, where you can have a pie and a pint in the lovely Victoria Inn are two firm favorites.

You will not fail to be captivated by the area from Harlech Castle to the Rhinog Mountains, ancient woodlands to tumbling waterfalls.

It's just magic and Little House is the perfect place to come home to! More than two visiting?

The nearby Big House 1008887 will accomodate up to 7 people.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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: The stairs to the bedroom are open tread.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £100
Note :This cottage is not suitable for infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas