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Gwaenysgor near Prestatyn, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage in a beautiful setting"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2024

  • "Our 3rd stay since March, so we obviously enjoy our stays."

    It's peaceful and quiet yet near to Prestatyn for essentials. We celebrated our Anniversary at the local pub and had a splendid meal. Just wish the lounge seating was more comfortable, plays havoc with old bones! Also the ensuite blind needs fixing. Can't drop it down and having a bath in the dark is an experience. It was the same when we visited in April. All in all, Pen y Craig is a lovely little cottage and we will be back ASAP.

    Reviewed by Joan4.1Nov 2023

  • "The cottage was idyllic, with all the right utensils needed, it was in a beautiful setting."

    The downside of the cottage was the cleanliness of the cottage, on the surface everything was spotless downstairs, when it came to the bedrooms, there was paint peeling of the walls into boxes which were to put your items in, underneath the beds i dont think they have been cleaned or hovered in i don't know how long, it was thick with dust and bits of paper etc, i think it should be looked at or speak to the cleaners.

    Reviewed by Julie2.5Nov 2023

  • "Lovely home with a cottage feel inside."

    Lovely area, pieceful and some beautiful views. Had to drive mostly everywhere as we were up in the hills with lots of farms and livestock about. Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Gail3.1Aug 2023

  • "Lovely peaceful cottage."

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Jul 2023

  • "Cottage was in a lovely little village with a great pub a short walk away."

    It was a little difficult to find at first even with the detailed directions available but worth it in the end. Beds were super comfortable but it was a shame there was no welcome pack as then had to leave the property straight away to get provisions.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.4May 2023

  • "The cottage is very difficult to find but was ok once parking sorted with nice neighbour."

    Downstairs toilet broken but owner sent plumber out asap and soon mended. Top of oven broken owner said part on order. Would have been nice if note left. Upstairs comfy beds n beautiful bathroom, though fan broken n window would not open so after 4 showers was damp n steamy. Downstairs uncomfortable chairs n sofas so not a pleasant place to watch telly. No milk n tea bags left which we find in all Sykes cottages n long drive to shop as nothing local.Pub was close but would not accept dog so had to eat evening meal in rain. Not cheap n we where going to use nightly but so unfriendly went t Prestatyn. No mop n bucket to wash floors. Toaster did not work n was grateful the grill did work poorly equipped kitchen. Never used wood burner as begging bowl/jar put us off. Would have been happy to replace any we used but asking for money is a bit much.. Farm supplied beautiful eggs but no other shop close by. Local friendly but parking could have been an issue if I had not spoken to them on arrival. The holiday itself was great. Plenty of walks, beach good for dog, Cheese shop amazing. Little bakery at Telegar Light house as was Lighthouse pub. Julie, Paul n Angel dog

    Reviewed by Paul2.2Apr 2023

  • "Our second visit in two months, so it says a lot."

    We think this little cottage is quite a find. Lovely and warm with plenty of hot water. Great walking from the door. We love the local pub as well, only a few metres away. Dogs not allowed inside but there is plenty of outdoor seating. Would love to see seating in lounge replaced with something more comfortable. Already deciding when we can return.

    Reviewed by Joan3.8Mar 2023

  • "Warm and welcoming cottage We found it to be very relaxing and homely Well ..."

    Warm and welcoming cottage We found it to be very relaxing and homely Well appointed with all the modern day conveniences to make a stay in this cottage very memorable Only criticism is the parking allocation could be better But it did not impact on a very enjoyable holiday Hopefully we will be back soon

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Mar 2023

  • "Very nice place to stay"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely warm homely cottage in a pretty little village with a great pub."

    Two super bathrooms. We had a great stay and hope to return before too long. Dog owners with dogs that can jump walls, the wall is quite low in places, but the owners have provided a long lead so you can leave them outside. Our dog didn't jump the wall and loved sitting out watching people go by on the little village green, hoping for a fuss, and he got plenty! We loved this little cottage.

    Reviewed by Joan4.4Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful place, this is the third time we have been staying here."

    Very quiet, lovely cottage for seeing in the New Year.

    Reviewed by Martin4.1Dec 2022

  • "On the day we arrived it it rained all day when we pulled up."

    The neighbour told us we couldn’t park there read after park down the road which we did but then the car got stuck in the grass verge. It was flooded when we got into the cottage it was the most unfestive unwelcoming we’ve ever had at Christmas, there was no milk bread or any well come in saying in the kitchen usually there’s a bottle of wine at Christmas. We had to clean the dust off the television before we could watch it on the shelves. You could write your name in the first two dinner plates were clean put on the next to look like they haven’t been washed up. We have been to Rhyl Christmas in other cottages. And been made very welcome as we have family in the area. It was really upsetting to get a text the week before to say no visitors at the cottage. It would’ve been different if this had been mentioned when booking on boxing day at 4 o’clock in the morning Car lights lit up the bedroom and I don’t know what property it is joint to the cottage. All the bumping in banging was quite scary. We didn’t see anyone found it pleasant. It seems as though every time we went out the Land Rover move forward. We had to wind the mirrors in on the car to get in by the gate , but they had three cars. All in all it has been one of the worst Christmases we’ve had definitely won’t be going. Back we did leave it how we found it cobwebs and dust. Usually when we leave we leave a bottle of wine or something to say thank you for not this time

    Thank you for your feedback both here and in the guest book at the property. We have contacted Sykes to ask about the “bombarding” with emails prior to your visit and they state “We do tell the guests 6 weeks prior to their stay when they get the key collection details to please respect the property and leave it how you've found it, a week prior to the their stay we send them a reminder email. This is all that we have sent to the guests regarding cleanliness.” We are also unaware of the “no Guests” text that you mentioned as this is not something we do. However under the booking Terms in section 7.3 the policy of guests is covered in case you need this for future bookings with Sykes. We do not leave food or wine for guests as this is a self catering facility and also we do not know of people’s dietary requirements or allergies. For the Christmas bookings we also do not leave decorations or reference to Christmas as guests may be coming away to get away from everything associated with Christmas. Our neighbours are very accommodating of guests. They live in the village full time and may have had more cars due to family staying over Christmas. We cannot control if neighbours arrive home late at night but on the whole this is a very quiet village and the cottage is tucked away from any through traffic. The property was fully cleaned 7 days prior to your arrival to its usual high standard. Any dust may have settled after this. Our cleaners do check all cutlery & crockery and we have fed back your comment to them. We did have someone call in 2 days before you arrived to ensure the heating and hot water was on and that you had ample supplies of wood and coal. We wanted the cottage to feel warm, cosy and inviting as you arrived. We are sorry that you felt your Christmas experience was marred by lack of groceries & wine on arrival but this is not advertised as part the rental and has not caused a problem with any other guests. Again thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen2.5Dec 2022

  • "Great cottage location and general facilities for a secluded stay."

    Polite advice - The vacuum cleaner needs looking at, I actually tried to hoover before leaving low suction hampered my efforts.

    Thank you for your feedback. We have replaced the vacuum now. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Nov 2022

  • "There are some minuses to this proprerty but the pluses far outweigh them for us."

    It is very quiet with a secure garden for the dogs.The one thing we would really like changed is the seating in the living room. The black bucket chairs are very uncompfortable and the settee is really too small for 2 people. The beds are comfortable and good to have 2 bathrooms. So we will be booking it again for the third time next year.

    Thank you for your feedback and we are glad you enjoy your stays here. We have noted your comments re seating and we are always in the lookout for a compact sofa that could work in the room. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine2.8Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful setting, peaceful, spacious, nearly everything you could need!"

    Satnav tried to take us up to the wrong cottage, but a very friendly neighbour set us right. Eagle and Child pub well worth a visit. Great food and service. Would have given it a 5 star review, except for the fact that there was a serious lack of toilet paper? and no spares? Prompting a fast visit to nearest supermarket. No spare rubbish bags either, and could not find the grey recycling bags??!! Thought it to be in poor taste leaving a message to say, do not close downstairs bathroom door ?! as door knob broken and may get locked in? on a scrap of paper stuck on the door with a sticking plaster!!!

    Reviewed by Gwyn4.7Aug 2022

  • "Had a great stay and the cottage was lovely."

    Only piece of negative feedback is that there was no toilet roll on are arrival and we had to go to the nearest shop to buy some for the stay which wasn’t too close by, however other than that everything was great and would come again. Thanks

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely I will book again"

    Reviewed by paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage we had a lovely week and will definitely be back in ..."

    Absolutely beautiful cottage we had a lovely week and will definitely be back in the near future highly recommend a lovely bit of privacy and the hustle n bustle not too far away if you want to get out and about

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was pretty."

    The house was filthy. Old food in fridge, old rock hard coffee and sugar in kitchen, dirty laundry in machine, dirty cupboards with food on doors, dirty light switches. Food and dirt under sofa seats. I cold go on. Sad

    Thank you for your feedback. It is so out of character for our cleaners and we have spoken to them to understand why this happened. It is unfortunate that you did not accept our offer to visit and rectify the issues. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheryl2.2Jul 2022

  • "Loved the kitchen and bathroom."

    but thought the furniture in the lounge could do with a bit of an update. one or two handles was a bit dodgy but overall a very nice cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback and happy you enjoyed your visit. We will address the points raised during our next maintenance visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dawn4.4Jun 2022

  • "This cottage was absolutely superb."

    It is a credit to the owners. So secluded, quiet, & peaceful. Reccomended.

    Thank you for this lovely feedback. So happy you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful, well equipped, spotlessly clean cottage."

    A peaceful, tranquil, friendly village and literally a minutes walk from a fantastic pub with the best beer garden I’ve seen! Plenty of lovely walks from the door step. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a a good holiday and our stay was comfortable."

    Reviewed by Thandi4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage well situated for visiting the North Wales Coast very quite village setting with great walks and pub for Sunday lunch."

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Mar 2022

  • "This was the second stay that we did we stayed last year in October."

    We had a fire this time, brilliant, quite, and warm. We visited the child and eagle pub, lovely food. We also visited the milk farm. Very tranquil holiday. Martin and Laura

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Feb 2022

  • "A very lovely cottage, well looked after and with great facilities."

    Thank you for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Dec 2021

  • "Very homely."

    Could do with updating living room, chairs and sofa not very comfortable for sitting in,front door wood benefit from a curtain on so you can pull over in a evening to stop draft. Other than that we enjoyed our stay. It was disappointing that we couldn't go in the Eagle and child round the corner with our well behaved dog. Beds very comfortable indeed. Would love to go back in summer months .

    Reviewed by Pauline3.8Dec 2021

  • "Lovely stay , well positioned lovely little village and a good local pub."

    Reviewed by Andrew3.4Nov 2021

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cottage in a beautiful village with stunning scenery."

    We loved our stay, it was perfect and will definitely look to stay again. Thank you for a fabulous holiday home from home.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2021

  • "It was so quiet and homely, the sea so close was super, the views from the car park just past the village were breathtaking."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2021

  • "Stairs a bit difficult for oldies, no handrail at the top"

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2021

  • "We loved the peace and quiet and the fact the pub was so near and did lovely meals."

    We will definitely be booking this cottage again.

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Sep 2021

  • "Lovely peaceful village location."

    The house has everything you need and the owners have thought of everything. The house felt like it was previously someone’s home so very comfortable. The pub was fantastic and literally 50 yards away walking distance. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with all that you would need."

    Very quiet, peaceful area and a 2 minute walk to the local pub/restaurant. It’s a good base for exploring Wales, we enjoyed our stay very much.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Jul 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, combi microwave and oven, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for fire is provided with an honesty box
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: There are gentle steps leading down from the path to the property, take care
  • Note: There is a split landing with two sets of steps leading to each bedroom, please take care

The property

Prestatyn 2 miles.

Pen-y-Craig is a delightful detached house residing in the small village of Gwaenysgor, nestled in the tranquil North Wales countryside, situated within the Clwydian Hill Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Set over two floors and sleeping up to four guests, Pen-y-Craig is the ideal tourist base for a family looking to see all North Wales has to offer, whilst providing a homely setting to return to after a day of exploring.

Arriving at the property, you will find two off-road car parking spaces just at the end of the lane that leads towards the house.

After unloading your bags, step into the welcoming living room, with plush seating, a TV for those family film nights with a bucket of popcorn, all to be enjoyed in front of the warming multi-fuel stove.

Rustle up tasty home-cooked meal in the well-equipped kitchen, which has everything the designated chef will need, including a handy dishwasher so cleaning will be a breeze!

Gather around the dining table and open a bottle of fizz to toast to a wonderful holiday with your family.

Guests will benefit from a convenient ground-floor shower room where freshening up has never been easier, along with a useful washer/dryer for any sandy clothes after a day at the beach.

When sleep calls, guests can climb the staircase and retire to one of two bedrooms, the first being a generous double with an en-suite bathroom, where you can enjoy a soak with your favourite book before climbing into bed, along with a double which has plenty of storage for belongings.

Outside, you can enjoy your morning coffee on the lovely picnic table under the electric awning, whilst the children enjoy playing.

After a long day of exploring why not skip the cooking and treat the family to a stroll into the small village of Gwaenysgor for a delicious meal at The Eagle and Child Inn, which is just a short walk from Pen-y-Craig and ideally located for joining the Offa’s Dyke National Trail!

The village resides on the side of a hill in the peaceful North Wales countryside and sits within the Clwydian Hill Range Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

For incomparable views, visit the Gwaenysgor car park and step out of your car to panoramic views overlooking the town of Pretstayn, the lush countryside and the coast.

Pack up your buckets and spades and head to Prestatyn for a day at the beach, where the children can enjoy sandy beaches, amusements, watersports and a variety of scenic walks.

For those who have brought their clubs along, Prestatyn is home to four golf clubs where you can brush up on your game.

If you can tear yourself away, you will find the fantastic Welsh Mountain Zoo just a short drive away in Colwyn Bay, or the seaside town of Llandudno with its Victorian pier and promenade and theatre with a variety of performances available.

Walkers will be in their element when visiting the picturesque lakes of Llyn Brenig and Llyn Alwen, scenic reservoirs where you can expect magnificent views and the perfect photo opportunities before a well-earned cup of tea at the Brenig café at the end.

Make Pen-y-Craig your family getaway to North Wales and enjoy memories that will last a lifetime.

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About the location


Colwyn Bay 16 miles; Llandudno 24 miles; Chester 31 miles; Snowdonia National Park 33 miles.

One of the many renowned seaside resorts along the lovely North Wales coastline, the charming town of Prestatyn offers four miles of golden sand divided between three great beaches, all of which are ideal for family fun. Offering the perfect base for walkers and cyclists with dedicated cycle routes leading along the beautiful coastline, the town also hosts the beginning of the 8th Century Offa's Dyke Pathway and a Roman bath house, whilst the surrounding hills and nearby Clwydian Hill Range offer breathtaking views not to be missed! Discover the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, Victorian Llandudno, the Welsh Mountain Zoo, Conwy, Rhuddlan and Denbigh Castles, or historic Chester with its wonderful shops and architecture. A great location for all the family!

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