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Talsarnau, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 965410)


(21 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Seaside
  • Open fire
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Highchair available

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "It was excellent."

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2022

  • "Good location with great views, very comfortable and spotless bungalow."

    We really appreciated the quality of the kitchen, well equipped with quality pots, pans, porcelain plates, beautiful glasses, good appliances. We also really enjoyed the living room where we could all sit comfortably by the fireplace and have very good family time, chatting and playing as well as catching up on the french election from the great TV screen and its wifi! The front conservatory type room was really useful to leave walking boots, coats etc. Finally but not least, the views from the back are amazing and a great feature of this well thought and maintained property.

    Reviewed by JulietteApr 2022

  • "Excellent - we all loved Gwelfor - Super bungalow - really clean - lovely views and great for exploring"

    Reviewed by SueJan 2022

  • "Well equipped property in a great location for exploring."

    Appreciated the little touches like the Welsh cakes and the board games. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by KatyDec 2021

  • "An amazing stay."

    The place is exceptional. The communication was terrific. Kitchen has everything you could need. Place was warm, easily controlled heating. We enjoyed the log burner very much.Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by IanDec 2021

  • "Extremely comfortable, spacious and well-equipped cottage."

    Great location for exploring the sights of Harlech, Barmouth, Portmeirion plus many more. Fantastic views over the estuary to Portmeirion. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by RachelOct 2021

  • "On arrival the bungalow was sparkling clean."

    The rooms were large and ideal. The bedrooms were perfect for the four of us. The garden was just right for our small dog, who loved to run around the perimeter of the property and play on the lawn. Sitting out on the patio looking over the estuary and mountains in the distance was lovely, especially with a glass of wine. the kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed. The settee's were very cosy. The location was great for exploring North Wales.

    Reviewed by CliveSep 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Gwelfor."

    The views are stunning and we had almost everything we needed, we just lacked a parasol for some shade near the garden dining furniture, especially in the heatwave that we were lucky to have during our stay. We hope to go back again.

    Reviewed by StellaJul 2021

  • "Gwelfor is a very well equipped cottage in a quiet setting with fantastic views across the estuary to Portmeirion."

    Would definitely like to stay there again.

    Reviewed by JeremyJun 2021

  • "We all enjoyed our stay at Gwelfor, the cottage was in a perfect location to explore Snowdonia National Park."

    The views from the cottage were spectacular! We would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2021

  • "Never been in a Sykes cottage so well equipped."

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2021

  • "Amazing location."

    we never normally go back to the same place . However this was a second visit and there will definitely be a third .

    Reviewed by HeatherOct 2020

  • "Very comfortable and clean house, great location."

    Well equipped and well maintained. We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2020

  • "The owners were extremely helpful and friendly."

    Furnished to a high standard and the location was stunning.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "The cottage is set within the Snowdonia National Park and as such enjoys stunning views from all rooms."

    The master bedroom looks across to the estuary to Portmerion and Mt Snowdon is visible from both the dining room and the lounge. The cottage is very well equipped with kitchen paraphernalia including a vast array of what looks like brand new cutlery and many kitchen cooking utensils. Lovely solid wood furniture abounds in all rooms with masses of storage space. The garden is ideal for relaxing and enjoying this beautiful area of North Wales and well placed for visiting Porthmadog, Betsy Y Coed, Harlech Castle and superb beach, and further south, but not too far, Barmouth. Llanberis Pass is a mere 30 minutes away with its huge mountains and waterfalls. This holiday, our first for five years, has been an eye opener to what is available in the UK. We have have travelled to a lot of the rest of the world but have been gobsmacked by both the scenery surrounding Gwelfor and the friendliness of the locals. We would definitely go again as soon as Covid 19 is gone. Well done Sykes! Thank You

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2020

  • "A good choice."

    Beautiful views. Very comfortable beds and sofas. Well laid out although for the size of the bedroom the en suite was tiny!

    Reviewed by JackieDec 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean."

    The effort had also been made to decorate for Christmas, so that was much appreciated. Fantastic location as well. All in all, a brilliant stay!

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2019

  • "The cottage was really nice."

    Decorated to good standard.Every thing you could wish for.

    Reviewed by StevenNov 2019

  • "House was very clean and comfortable"

    Reviewed by HayleyOct 2019

  • "We had a wonderful stay, the accommodation is of a high quality with wonderful views."

    The beds are super comfortable and the the bungalow is very clean and well presented. We would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by JuliaanneSep 2019

  • "We were expecting a nice bungalow with a view from the terrace."

    We got this - and more. The new furnishings and decorations and equipment were lovely, very tasteful and well thought out. Gorgeous views from the master bedroom as well as the terrace. It was convenient for dog walks and easy to get to Porthmadog. The en-suite shower was a bit dainty for someone with mobility problems, but the shower in the main bathroom was fine. I do think that a non-slip shower mat and/or grab handles would make life easier. Since the bedrooms are all on ground floor and it is possible to get to the terrace without using steps the bungalow is attractive to someone with mobility problems and these extra accessories would make life that bit more comfortable. But we had a super time here and I’d love to go back.

    Reviewed by ValerieJul 2019

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  • All ground floor: Three bedrooms: 2 x super king-size, one with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC (zip/link, can be twins on request), 1 x 2’ 6” twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Boot room/utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, grill and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Smart TV with FreeSat, Netflix (please use own account), WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent (please bring own beach towels)
  • Travel cot available on request, (no bedding provided) and one highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Lawned garden, raised seating patio areas with views and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (not in bedrooms and please bring own dog bed, blankets and towels)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub with restaurant 5 mins walk
  • Railway station 10 minutes walk away, leave the car behind and explore this beautiful coastal railway
  • Note: There are steps down to the property and the outside garden and patio seating areas are on various levels, children to be supervised and care to be taken
  • Please Note - Check in time has been changed to 5pm to allow for intensive professional Covid-19 cleaning.

The property

This wonderful, detached bungalow boasts an elevated position in the the lovely Welsh village of Talsarnau, four miles from the historic castle town of Harlech.

With a superb sweep of sandy beaches, far reaching views of open fields and the chocolate-box village of Portmierion within easy reach, Gwelfor is the place for you.

This spacious holiday accommodation makes a great...

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About the location


Harlech 4 miles; Porthmadog 5 miles.

Talsarnau is a small traditional Welsh village situated in a magnificent position between the mountains and the sea, and only 4 miles from the delightful small town of Harlech, which is dominated by its majestic 13th century castle. The town is very popular with golfers, who come to enjoy the famous Royal St. David's course, whilst the beautiful 7-mile long sandy beach is wonderful for family fun and long walks. Harlech also offers an excellent variety of amenities including some good quality restaurants. Porthmadog is also close by, as is the Italianate village of Portmeirion, whilst the whole of the Snowdonia National Park, including Snowdon itself, together with the sandy beaches of Cardigan Bay, are all within easy reach.

Region Information

Please Note - Check in time has been changed to 5pm to allow for intensive professional Covid-19 cleaning.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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