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Gwern Tyno

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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine

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71 Customer Reviews

  • "Great stay, the home was clean, updated and warm."

    We will surely be back again.

    Thankyou Richard for your positive feedback. We look forward to welcoming you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a great week at Gwern Tyno."

    Janet was really helpful and made everything so easy for us. The cottage is well appointed, clean and comfortable and we would stay again if we get the chance. Thanks for everything. Best wishes, Jonathan & Andrea.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely bungalow in beautiful surroundings."

    Very nice greeting with Janet, who owned the property. She is readily available, very cheerful and a pleasure to talk to. Everything you need is in the cottage. I would highly recommend this cottage for a holiday.

    Thankyou Shirley. I was really pleased to meet you and I am pleased that you were pleased Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have stayed at Janet's holiday property twice before and once again was very comfortable to be there."

    Beautiful location, everything you need, Janet is a great host. We will be back

    It was so good to see you again. You always have a smile even when the weather is not playing entirely fair. Thankyou for taking the time to post a review. I look forward to welcoming you in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely clean cottage with everything you need, ideal location to explore north Wales."

    Friendly welcome from Janet. Read reviews about the narrow lane on the way but didn’t cause any problems for us.

    Thankyou for your review. I am pleased that you found your stay enjoyable. It is a special spot. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2023

  • "Would love to return, so peaceful and quiet, close to everything we wanted to ..."

    Would love to return, so peaceful and quiet, close to everything we wanted to do, and of course the weather didn't disappoint

    Thankyou for your feedback. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It would be good to welcome you here again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Gwern Tyno."

    The cottage is nice and confortable. The children enjoyed playing in the garden. The views from the cottage are so beautiful, you could stay in the living room drinking tea and watching the mountains!! Janet is very nice and thoughtful. There is many things to do around: The nice Promenade of Colwyn Bay, the nice town of Llandudno, we enjoyed walking to the Aber falls, visited many National Trust properties and we even went to Portmeirion wich was about an hour from the cottage.

    Thankyou for your positive feedback. I am very pleased to have met you all. I hope the rest of your holiday goes well and that you travel safe - bon voyage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fabienne5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a very comfortable bungalow with lovely outlooks over the countryside, with peace and relaxation high on our agenda."

    Thankyou for your comments. I am sorry that I did not say goodbye. However it was lovely to meet you and to know that you had a peaceful break Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Gwern tyno is a great holiday cottage lovely clean and has everything you need ..."

    Gwern tyno is a great holiday cottage lovely clean and has everything you need for your holiday in a lovely quiet area with beautiful views Janet the owner was lovely friendly and welcoming we have already booked to return later this year Mr and Mrs hedgecock

    Thankyou for your review. It is always good to know that my visitors enjoy the beautiful setting which I am privileged to live in. Looking forward to seeing you again later in the year Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2023

  • "Peaceful location with amazing views."

    The sky at night was stunning and the moon was spectacular.We saw birds of prey, bats, owls and not forgetting the sheep opposite. The cottage was spotless, 10 out of 10 for cleanliness. Excellent supply of essentials needed for your stay including tin foil, washing up liquid , bin bags and even hot water bottles for those chilly nights when your star gazing Even though the cottage is accessed via a single track road we didnt encounter any problems as we took the road slow and carefully As we dont have a bath, the bath in the cottage proved to be a welcome addition especially after a day of walking and pushing a wheelchair. Our son.was particularly taken with the cat and spent his evenings stroking and playing with her. This cottage was what was needed after a tough few years and provided us with the peace and relaxation that we have been missing.We will be back

    I am so pleased that we seem to have got it right. Thankyou for your very positive comments. Very glad that your stay was so beneficial and would be very happy to welcome you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Miriam5.0May 2023

  • "The stay at Gwern Tyno cottage was very nice quiet and peaceful just perfect for ..."

    The stay at Gwern Tyno cottage was very nice quiet and peaceful just perfect for a quiet holiday which we enjoyed very much

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0May 2023

  • "Good area and perfect to come back after a day out great cooking area fridge and freezer bath room ok."

    bedrooms ok.

    Reviewed by Wilfred5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a wonderful getaway and secret place away from the business of life."

    We loved waking up to the sound of nature and the stunning scenery that this perfectly formed holiday cottage is set in. It had everything we needed as a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 young children) very thankful that we stumbled on this beautiful holiday home, which was close to the beach and within a short distance from other spectacular Welsh attractions! Hoping to return, thanks to Mrs Davies.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a fabulous break here, stunning views in a very peaceful location with a lovely host, just fabulous."

    .!! We will be returning....

    Thankyou for the review. I hope you have planted all of your bargains. Look forward to a future visit. Kind regards Janet Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely accommodation nice and clean."

    Good location. Suited our needs

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Oct 2022

  • "Gwern Tyno is a great base for exploring North Wales and Anglesey."

    This is our 2nd stay in this property and won't be our last. The property is very peaceful and on clear nights the sky is full of stars. There are all the amenities you need for a week away, and the washing machine, airer and rotary line are very handy. Finally our host Mrs Davies is very friendly and helpful, but even though the properties are side by side, you still feel very much secluded in the countryside!

    Thankyou Rachel. It was great to see you all again. I am pleased that you enjoy coming here and look forward to the next time. Samuel is growing fast and is so full of life Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, very well equipped and set in a beautiful location."

    Not far to the sea. Would stay there again if holidaying in North Wales.

    Thankyou for your review. It was lovely to meet you. I hope Rosie's tooth has come out. Jude will know what to expect when it is his turn!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2022

  • "Others have mentioned the access being via a lenghty narrow lane but it was quiet that week so no tricky reversing !"

    Proximity to town and beach and the great views from the cottage were plus points and overall it was a great base to explore North Wales .

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2022

  • "The best place we have stayied."

    Quiet and place with beautifull view. Owner of the property has score from us 10/10. Very clean property with so much equipment you need. Definitelly we will come back and will recommend to family and friends.

    Thankyou so much. Comments like that are what we strive for. Look forward to seeing you in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Krzysztof5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay here and Janet was so helpful."

    The bungalow was well furnished and had everything we needed for our stay. The views are beautiful too and our children loved having the sheep as neighbours. We would definitely recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very nice holiday in and around Colwyn Bay."

    We loved the cottage which is very cosy, and comfortable and well equipped. The surrounding views are spectacular, and the cottage is central for lots of local attractions. Thankyou Janet for the warm welcome you gave us. We really recommend Gwern Tyno. Chris and Walt.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "What a lovely comfortable cottage in an idea location for exploring North wales."

    Cottage very clean with so many utensils like you use daily at home, in all the years self catering never had a steamer, everything has been thought of and if it hasn't the owner Janet with try to accommodate. Very good size fridge and freezer so you don't have to shop every day. Janet can't do enough to make your holiday special. Would at some point love to return for another holiday as 1 week not long enough.

    Thankyou Linda. I am really pleased that you enjoyed your visit to Gwern Tyno. Also for leaving the property in such a pristine condition. I was pleased to meet you and Kevin and look forward to a possible reunion Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay, so much that we have already booked to stay again later this year."

    The accommodation was clean and comfortable and had everything we needed. The owner was very friendly, helpful and approachable.

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2022

  • "Fantastic views, lovely quiet area, Friendly and very helpful owner."

    Great location 5 mins from a55 n easy to get to the great sites of North Wales, yet your holiday home is set in a quiet valley with amazing views

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2022

  • "Most enjoyable return stay thank you for making our stay relaxing and comfortable."

    Look forward to another stay in the future.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Apr 2022

  • "Wonderfully peaceful and Janet was always on hand to answer any queries ."

    We have booked to return in May !

    Reviewed by Linet5.0Mar 2022

  • "2nd time here love this place quiet and love the views."

    air fryer in the kitchen would be ideal but there is a micro wave and cooker. just a recommendation. Janet is really helpful and will recommend places to visit and eat out ect.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2021

  • "Just returned from a lovely week long stay in this lovely cottage."

    Everything we needed available, couldn’t have asked for anything more. Facilities great. Janet was very welcoming and available if needed, even providing places to eat with addresses and postcodes of venues. Tried all except one and we were not disappointed. Would recommend The Toad locally, food and service excellent (ring to book as website always said no tables so we rang and no problem booking a table). Cottage is located for access to local towns and is a great place to be based for trips out and even to go walking. We took our 3 year old granddaughter and she loved watching the sheep in a morning and the birds around the cottage. Even went for a walk up the lane which she enjoyed as there were sheep and horses to see. Don’t be put off by the fact you have to drive up a narrow lane, there are places to pass and we did not encounter any problems at all. It is quite well lit in places, otherwise headlights and careful driving are all that is needed. Would absolutely love to return springtime and will definitely try to. Loved every minute of our stay.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2021

  • "The road to the property is only single file with very few places to pull in and ..."

    The road to the property is only single file with very few places to pull in and pass anyone although it was fairly quiet it did prevent us from travelling along it of an evening

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2021

  • "A great location, being a short drive into Colwyn Bay, for food aswell as the beach."

    Close to Llandudno, and with so many other places of interest within an hour's drive. The property included everything we could need, with comfy seating and beds, aswell as all the bits you might forget, such as cling film, kitchen roll etc. On an evening, we only heard the odd hoot of an owl, and it was total dark skies. It is a single track road to get to the property, but there were enough passing places on the way. It is a compact property, but ideal for a family with young children. The outside space is great for children to run about and see the sheep in the neighbouring field. Janet was incredibly helpful and friendly and a great host, and we will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely location overlooking the valley."

    Our children loved seeing the sheep roam around the cottage. Lovely sandy beach 5 minute drive away with good facilities. Janet, the owner, really looked after us during our stay and even lent the children some toys. Plenty of room for a family of four. Just a note, if you have a child who needs a cot, there isn’t much room left to put one so probably best if the children are old enough for beds. We did, however, manage to squeeze our cot in and had a very enjoyable stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely place."

    Such wonderful views. Janet was very welcoming and friendly. Would definitely recommend this place to others and we will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2021

  • "The property is very secluded and had brilliant views."

    Janet the owner was very friendly and was always available if we needed help with anything.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a lovely peaceful break cottage had all you need ."

    Bed comfortable .the weather was amazing ,owner very helpful . Would recommend .if you need peaceful break .

    Reviewed by Brenda4.7Jul 2021

  • "Arrived at the cottage to a warm and friendly welcome."

    The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped we had a lovely stay and would happily return. Sykes mentions that there is a pub within 15 mins walk, this is true but it is not the place I would recommend for families or holiday makers and think this should be removed from the summary on the web site.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Jul 2021

  • "Cosy, very well equipped holiday cottage."

    Beautiful views up the valley from the lounge window. Mrs Davies, the owner, was very pleasant and helpful. A well placed cottage for exploring this part of Wales. Plenty to see within a short distance, Great and Little Orme, Conwy RSPB reserve, Conwy Castle and plenty more we didn’t get time to see. Good reason to return.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2021

  • "Weather not too good not able to sit out very often!"


    Reviewed by Renee5.0Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely loved this place views are amazing defiantly 100% would go back again and recommend to any body."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "Perfect for our visit to north Wales Very central."

    Convenient to whole area. Great location and perfect premise to stay in. Plenty of space. Very quiet. Owners very welcoming and friendly. Will recommend and possibly return again

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2021

  • "Excellent, Brilliant, Very cosy cottage the views are great, plenty of places to visit all within an hour and more if you wish to travel further."

    Mrs Davies was very helpful and made sure every thing was alright, our third visit to North Wales never disappointing, cosy cottage great views plenty of places to visit or walk what more do you want. Hopping to go back soon.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had reservations about having a holiday this year, however staying at Gwern Tyno was just what we needed."

    The cottage was beautiful and in a stunning location. The owner couldn't of been kinder and nothing was too much trouble. A thoroughly enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2020

  • "The owner supplies towels which your listing does not say."

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Sep 2020

  • "The Cottage was really clean and comfortable and Janet the owner was really nice, she even waved by went we left."

    Lovely Lady and brilliant Accomadation Would really recommend it. it well.. Kath & David Wood

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2020

  • "This cottage was superb, the peace and quiet was incredible."

    We wish we could say the same about the weather, but then it is Wales! We had a warm and friendly welcome with advice where the local shops were and where to visit in the area. We would definitely recommend the cottage, and are looking forward to visiting again.

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Aug 2020

  • "Stayed August 2020: The location of this bungalow is ideal."

    It’s On a farm up a single track road away from any main roads/traffic noise and a 5 minute drive to an expansive sandy beach . It’s easy to get to the Snowdonia National park by car too. We took our bikes and the owner allowed us to store them in one of her barns. The bungalow itself was immaculately clean, with plenty of space for 2 adults and 2 teenagers. Bedding and towels were provided. Cooking facilities were good, with plenty of kitchen equipment. There is a washing machine and washing line in the adjacent garden area which has a garden table for eating outside with views overlooking mountains. The owner lives in the house opposite and is on hand if you have any queries/issues. The shower hose started to leak on Sunday evening and a new complete shower unit was fitted by 10am on Monday morning. I would highly recommend this bungalow for location, facilities and cleanliness.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Janet is very accommodating and provided a lovely stay."

    The mountainous views are fantastic and would recommend this property to anyone who wants the Welsh experience.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Aug 2020

  • "This is a beautiful place to stay."

    The views were terrific. Very lovely lady, Janet the owner. Could have done with a couple of little implements in the kitchen, potato masher, roasting tin. Nothing we couldn't live without. Would certainly recommend it. The children love the sheep. They played roly poly on the grass lawn.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2020

  • "The cottage was warm on arrival and that was appreciated as it was a very wet ..."

    The cottage was warm on arrival and that was appreciated as it was a very wet day, stayed with my grandkids and we were very comfortable

    Reviewed by Marjorie4.7Oct 2019

  • "Lovely Cottage, in beautiful area."

    Owner excellent- on hand for queries but not intrusive. We had a wonderful holiday despite variable weather, and would thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet location."

    Really good for a relaxing holiday. Interesting narrow road up to the cottage but would recommend this cottage, especially to couples looking for some peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Bev4.4Aug 2019

  • "Janet is a very welcoming host."

    It is in a beautifully secluded location with the most beautiful of views. We stayed there four years ago and still as nice.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7Aug 2019

  • "What a wonderful cottage in a beautiful location!"

    So, so quiet apart from a few sheep, which I really love. Owners so friendly and helpful. A few minutes from coast and plenty to do around the area. I would definitely recommend this holiday cottage!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2019

  • "The owner of the property was very friendly and helpful and the location suited us perfectly"

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2019

  • "Cottage was furnished and decorated beautifully, very close to great amenities, ..."

    Cottage was furnished and decorated beautifully, very close to great amenities, very quiet and peaceful location, lovely family, super holiday would return no problem

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was better than we expected clearly newly decorated and with a number of new fittings."

    The owner was most helpful and welcoming making our stay all the better. Great location for travelling about the local area, would we stay again YES

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0May 2019

  • "Wonderful peaceful setting."

    Owners are very friendly and helpful. Amazing views. If you want to get away from it all but still be able to enjoy a walk into town then this cottage is ideal.

    Reviewed by Gareth4.1May 2019

  • "We've just returned from a great week away, staying at Gwern Tyno."

    When we first arrived we received a great welcome, and the owners were always very friendly and available if we needed anything. The cottage itself had everything we needed, had been fairly recently decorated, and was child friendly. The location itself was a great base for exploring north Wales. There is a single track road to the property, but this didn't cause us any issues at all. I would highly recommend the property, and we'll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely location, friendly hosts, great little cottage."

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Feb 2019

  • "Warm welcome to this immaculate property."

    It is perfectly situated for a peaceful get away whilst being central to many north Wales attractions.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2018

  • "May I send two photos , for you to forward , to owner , ?"

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful, lovely and clean."

    The beds were very comfortable. However. I must say the narrow road to the cottage did bother me. It is a one track road and steep drops.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean with great views, would definitely stay again."

    Reviewed by Pamala5.0Jun 2018

  • "The only downside to this cottage and it is not of the owners doing is the single track road leading to the cottage."

    No passing places!! The peace and quiet is surreal I woke at 1am with the bedroom window open and I thought I had gone deaf sooooo quiet and peaceful. this cottage ranks highly in my eyes and we have used Sykes cottages before.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2018

  • "We are sold on the facility you provide, again this cottage was everything we had hoped for ."

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely quiet location, owners are very friendly and their big dog."

    Great location for snowdonia and beaches.

    Reviewed by Les5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had a great break at Gwern Tyno."

    The cottage is in a lovely quiet location, particularly with gorse in flower down the valley, yet it is close enough to Colwyn Bay to make shopping and getting around North Wales easy. We would definitely recommend staying here to others!

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2018

  • "Nice little cottage, has the essentials."

    Wonderful views. Not far from the beach, but located on the hillside so not walkable with very small children (although plenty of parking space!). Helpful owner.

    Reviewed by Margaret3.8Aug 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, in a nice quiet location will book again in the future"

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2017

  • "The cottage is a lovely compact simple property with beautiful views and although located along a very narrow road we did not have any problems."

    Very clean and well equipped. No negative comments at all.

    Reviewed by Roger4.8Jul 2017

  • "The cottage was so lovely and spotlessly clean."

    Lovely views and owners very friendly and helpful. would recommend.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Jul 2017

  • "Mrs Davies was very friendly and helpful."

    Directions to the property were clear and precise. Would recommend this to anyone. The views are impressive and the location peaceful and relaxing. Convenient location for North Wales.

    Reviewed by Philis4.8Jun 2017

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  • All ground floor. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (2ft 6in beds)
  • Three piece bathroom with shower over bath
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Pleasant sitting/dining room with patio door and superb views
  • Hall.
  • Electric panel heaters and supplementary heaters
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, automatic washer, TV, DVD
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Ample private parking
  • Use of large garden
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 15 mins walk, pub with restaurant 3 miles, beach 1.5 miles
  • towels & linen inc in rent.

The property

Colwyn Bay 1.5 miles. A detached bungalow close to the owner's farmhouse and created from on old farm building.

Situated in the picturesque and peaceful Nant-Y-Glyn Valley but only a short drive from the coast and all of the amenities of Colwyn Bay.

The property enjoys a sunny aspect and wonderful rural views across woodland and open farmland.

Good walking country with walks on your doorstep!

Comfortably furnished and well equipped to provide ideal holiday accommodation for exploring the whole of North Wales.

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About the location


Llandudno 8 miles.

The elegant coastal resort of Colwyn Bay has much to offer visitors of all ages, including sandy beaches, a promenade, a large park with a skateboard section, a leisure centre and bowling green, the Welsh Mountain Zoo, Eirias Park, a leisure centre, a theatre/cinema, numerous shops, pubs and restaurants (one on the seafront by the watersports centre, is owned by the celebrity chef, Bryn Williams, who also owns Odette's restaurant in London). Colwyn Bay is an ideal touring base and is close to the many and varied attractions of North Wales and it also benefits from many yearly events, including the Triathlon, the Forties Festival and the Prom Xtra. Set not far away in Llandudno is the Victorian Extravaganza which is also held annually. Virgin Trains travel directly from London Euston to Colwyn Bay and take approximately 2 hours 45 minutes, stopping at Milton Keynes Central, Crewe and Chester.

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