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Tan Yr Allt

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Chwilog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cosy Welsh cottage with many traditional features."

    Despite the changable weather we really enjoyed our 4 night stay here.. Thank you for the welcome pack it was much appreciated. The grounds and gardens were very secure for our little Westie dog with lovely views and Afon Wen beach was very close by. There was everything you needed to ensure a pleasant holiday, inside and out..The cottage was spotlessly clean, comfy bedrooms and the bathroom was a delightful surprise..The only thing that would have improved things would have been a complete set of handrails going up & down to those lovely gardens for those of a mature age..there was a set but it needed extending further for the less able to feel steady.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Oct 2023

  • "The bed in the main room is so uncomfortable, we were both really tired, though that did not stop us enjoying our holiday."

    The garden was amazing and although our dog did not get out, two small dogs were able to get into the garden from the field behind the property.

    Sorry to hear you were disappointed with the double mattress in the double bedroom. We have taken your comments on board and ordered a new mattress, although we have received positive comments on the comfort of this bed previously…. The cottage is surrounded by cattle in the neighbouring fields, so I’m quite surprised dogs appeared within our gardens… However, we will investigate this and rectify where necessary. We look forward to welcoming you back to Tan Yr Allt again soon ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise3.4Sep 2023

  • "A lovely cottage with bags of character."

    Tastefully modernised but retaining many original features of a traditional Welsh cottage. Set in pleasant gardens with outside seating areas. A very enjoyable stay. Also located well for enjoying the many beautiful coastal areas nearby.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We hope to welcome you back to Tan Yr Allt again soon ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2023

  • "The mattress on the double bed is uncomfortable as it a feels as though the springs are coming through."

    I think a memory foam cover at the least would help. The chest of drawers in that room only allowed three drawers to open, and of those one had a handle which came off as I opened it. I appreciate you can’t do anything about the traffic noise!!

    Sorry to hear that you had trouble with the chest of drawers during your stay - We have had this repaired now following your comments. It’s unfortunate that you was unhappy with the mattress in the double bedroom, we have only ever received positive feedback on this bed. We have taken all your comments on board and will look to improve where possible We do hope to welcome you back to Tan Yr Allt soon ! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jess3.4Jun 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay - loved the cottage and the garden."

    Good location too. Would have been good to have a cafetiere or coffee machine - there was a nespresso machine but the capsules provided were the wrong size. There was a problem with the shower but the owner was quick to fix it the day after we arrived ,- thank you. We did call Sykes when we had the shower issue and left a message ( 8pm sat night) whoever was on duty at Skyes called back but we got disconnected due to poor signal - they never tried to call back so it seemed like a token effort from Skyes duty person; particulary as we were unable to call them back from the number they called us on as it went straight through to their call centre recording. Fortunately the number for the housekeeper was in the book so we were able to connect with the owner.

    We are glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Tan Yr Allt, it was very unfortunate that there was an issue with the shower, this has now been replaced for a new model. As mentioned, we do provide a Dolce Gusto coffee machine within the kitchen area - But do expect the guests to provide the capsules as there are so many different varieties. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Jun 2023

  • "We enjoyed a 5 night stay as a family of 2 adults, 2 children and a dog."

    We found the cottage to be cosy and well equipped for ourselves. The location was great as most things were off the main road outside the cottage. It was a quiet road and didn't disturb our stay in any way. Our journey to the cottage was very easy to navigate due to the location and instructions given. Having a dog one of concerns would normally be around safety but this wasn't an issue here as the grounds were very secure and our dog had a mini holiday too. If you have young children there is a Rabbit farm around 5 mins away, a quiet beach around 10 mins and bounce below was around 35 mins. Parking here was very easy and they had a lovely little café to sit and admire the beach and rolling hills. I have dropped a mark on the cleanliness as there was a tissue on the sideboard in the bedroom on arrival. We didn't know if this has been used. This was only very minor and wouldn't stop me booking again. It didn't affect our stay but the cottage advertises for 5 people. There is only 4 dinner plates and 4 side plates so this may be an issue for some in future bookings. We were blessed to have 4 days of sunshine and the raised garden was a lovely area to look out onto the bay

    Reviewed by Zoe4.7Apr 2023

  • "A beautiful, cosy, clean stone cottage."

    Thank you so much for our stay in your lovely cottage. It was very clean and had everything you could wish for, to enable you fully enjoy your stay. It's a very cosy cottage and deceptively spacious inside. The weather was a little cool on a couple of days, so to be able to get back and light the wood burner was very much appreciated. The kitchen is a little narrow, but this was not an issue and is very well stocked with all the equipment you could possibly need. The modern bathroom is enormous and impressive with a great powerful shower. The bedrooms are comfortable and roomy with fantastic views over the fields to the sea. The dog-secure grounds, on various levels, are very well equipped with loads of space and a magnificent view across Bae Ceredigion to Harlech on the other side. Think it would be lovely to visit the cottage in summer to fully appreciate the gardens. It is well situated just a few miles from Criccieth so the whole of the Llyn Peninsular and Snowdonia are easily accessible. Afon Wen beach is just a short walk away and a great place to walk the dog. Although the cottage is set back from the A497, it is still very peaceful and quiet as any traffic noise is not at all intrusive. Thank you once again for the stay and thank you very much for all the goodies you provided on arrival.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with a huge garden and grounds the views were fantastic, lovely quiet beach a short walk away."

    A great place to stay especially if taking your dog as the garden is very secure. I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2022

  • "Just returned from a fabulous week at Tan Yr Allt."

    The first thing to mention about this cottage is the very private gardens and space around the cottage, truly fabulous safe and private space with different seating areas etc, the cottage is set back from the main road with its own large private driveway which is gated so very secure. The cottage itself is comfortable, clean, the bathroom is fabulous! Although the cottage is on the main A road, the traffic noise did not intrude and it is a great location for exploring the area, the fabulous beaches on the Llyn Peninsula or up into the mountains of Snowdonia. There is an unspoilt quiet beach within walking distance. All in all, a fabulous cottage, we will be returning again! Thankyou to the owners and the housekeeper for the wonderful welcoming gifts in the kitchen and a fabulous, clean cottage as our base for a week exploring this wonderful area.

    Hi Roger, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Tan Yr Allt and hope to welcome you back in the future! Adam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2022

  • "Property smelled damp and musty but as an old building probably something that would be hard to resolve."

    We had a lovely week in the property with our dog. Beautiful views. Close to some fantastic beaches and within easy access of good kayaking locations. Property set up really well with lots of home comforts. Thank you for letting us share your treasure for a while. Will definitely be back.

    Hi Dave, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. Sorry to hear you thought the cottage smelt damp, this is the first time this has been brought to our attention so will certainly be something we will investigate. But we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Tan Yr Allt and hope to welcome you back in the future! Adam Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and grounds situated near a lovely sandy beach."

    Only concerns are the steps and path leading up to the garden, though there is a short piece of handrail on steps by gate the rest should have handrails for safety. As we are in our 70's we had to be very careful going to the upper garden. There should also be a bath mat

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2022

  • "Great little cottage, lots of room for kids and family dog to play, roam and have fun."

    Perfectly situated to explore the area too. Would highly recommend.

    Hi David, Thank you for taking the time to leave us feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Tan Yr Allt and hope to welcome you back in the future! Adam Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in the cottage."

    The weather was amazing and we were able to relax and enjoy the lovely garden and BBQ area. It was nice to be able to sit in the garden and see the sea in the distance. Our dog was able to safely explore the big garden, it all felt safe and secure. The cottage was ideally placed to visit lots of different beaches. We enjoyed being so close to the beach and being able to walk down in the evenings. The cottage was perfect and had everything we needed, was clean and cosy. We will definitely return! Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Cottage in great location and very private."

    The gardens are wonderful and dog safe. The bed was a tight squeeze but comfortable. I loved it all, especially the spacious bathroom. The kitchen however was very small but gave me a good reason to eat out each evening. There's a great walk from the cottage to a quiet beach. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Joan3.8Jun 2022

  • "Location was super and the property was comfortable we loved the quirky bathroom there was fantastic outside space which had amazing views and we were able to spend a lot of time eating and relaxing outside."

    However, it was apparent that the bbq had not been cleaned for some time and there were dirty glasses put back in the kitchen cupboard. Other reviews mentioned the mattress in the main room upstairs and I have to agree it wasnt great quality and the bed itself didnt fit the space very well. Nothing to do with the cottage but I feel I must also comment on the check in/out times that Menai Holidays specify on their site 5pm is far too late, particularly on a Saturday. We also were told the property was available for the Friday evening but were quoted £160 which was extortionate for 1 night and yet even though the property was empty we weren't offered an earlier check in time which could of been very handy. 9am check out is too early and it does impact the final day of your break when packing and tidying with children and a dog. We have booked with yourselves before and check in times were much better.

    Reviewed by Claire3.4May 2022

  • "At 6 feet tall and 25 stone the galley kitchen was a little bit of a squeeze as was trying to access the bed in the main bedroom."


    Reviewed by Mark4.7May 2022

  • "Just returned home from one of the most relaxing holidays we have ever had."

    The cottage is very old and quirky but was extremely well equipped, clean and comfortable. We were lucky to have had a full week of dry weather so were able to use the beautiful garden every day, with wonderful views of the sea and the hills. Llyn Peninsula is absolutely stunning and we visited lots of gorgeous quiet beaches, all only a short drive from the cottage. Would highly recommend and would love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2022

  • "A well positioned cottage, ideal as a touring base for NW Wales with its lovely beaches and plenty of holiday activities."

    The cottage is well maintained, with ample parking and, importantly for us, a secure garden and front area for our dog to roam freely. The positives of the property are many and far outweigh the negatives - and are listed in the holiday advert. The negatives are minimal - the paving in the immediate area around the cottage grounds and steps up to the garden are uneven. The routes to the rear garden would benefit with a hand rail for support. As a couple in our 70s we needed to take extra care when walking around. The kitchen is a bit overwhelming - and seemed untidy - with shelves full of cooking containers, equipment etc. The above negatives are purely our own opinion - the owners have clearly spent a great deal of time in presenting a lovely holiday facility.

    Reviewed by Keith4.1Sep 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic base for us!"

    Amazing secure garden even for our escape artist dog! The most beautiful views. We picked this location to be close to friends and it didn’t disappoint. Great entertaining space outdoor, especially the BBQ & firepits. Kids loved the play area outside especially the tractor. Brilliant, quirky house.

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a cracking location."

    It’s huge enclosed garden is perfect for those on holidays with kids or dogs. The accommodation had everything we needed. The only downside (which we knew) was it is close to a busy main road. That didn’t detract at all and you can hardly hear anything at night inside. The fact the property isn’t overlooked and the garden was massive was perfect.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2021

  • "Delightful cottage, lost count of the amount of times I banged my head but that’s my own stupid fault."

    Great location, stunning views. Our son loved it. Will be back at some point.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Apr 2021

  • "Great cottage but would benefit from having more comfortable seating and better ..."

    Great cottage but would benefit from having more comfortable seating and better lighting on driveway and on sign on front of drive easy to miss in the dark

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry to hear that you felt the seating was uncomfortable. The sofa in the lounge is also a comfortable sofa bed, but unfortunately doesn't have the same comfort when being used as a sofa. The lighting along the driveaway is something we are currently looking into, and the cottage is located in a semi rural area within the welsh countryside, unfortunately minimal external lighting is to be expected. However, we hope you had a great stay and will return in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terrence4.1Nov 2020

  • "We think that this particular cottage was outstanding and we would love to return for a stay next year."

    Great safe facilities for children and our little dog loved it too there is so much leisure space. Thanks Bobby and Den and Charlie dog.

    Reviewed by Bobby5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely holiday."

    Beautiful cottage with a gorgeous garden. My children loved the playground and the safe grounds. The surrounding area is fab, beaches, restaurants, pubs and a good base to get to lots of places a little further away. The fire was cosy and I loved the bathroom. Thank you

    Reviewed by Kate4.4Aug 2020

  • "There were little touches left by the owners, which were really lovely."

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Aug 2020

  • "We really enjoyed in the cottage, its been a wonderful days , definitely we will back again ."

    We liked the security and the cleaning of the cottage. I highly recommend this cottage for relaxation.

    Reviewed by Khadijah5.0Jan 2020

  • "The security of the property and the amount of land that comes with it is incredible."

    Allowing safe play areas for children within the gated private grounds. The welcome pack and treats for the children was a delightful gesture and well received. The property would benefit from some activities for older children to play with such as board games or even a games console in the children's room for the rainy days.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had a fabulous time in Tan Yr ."

    Allt the views are wonderful from the top garden. The cottage is well equipped. Definitely would book again

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and location."

    Dog friendly with excellent local walks. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2019

  • "The property was very well maintained and tastefully decorated through out."

    It was also very quiet and provided a safe place for children to play outside.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Aug 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x bunk bed
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, Coffee maker, microwave, toaster, kettle, slow cooker, washing machine, BT TV with surround-sound and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Central heating is operated through the multi fuel log burner Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Side patio area with furniture and access to larger lawned garden with further patio area and furniture
  • Children's play area with Fergie tractor
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles and pub 1.5 miles
  • Afon Wen Beach 1 mile walking distance Note: The kitchen is very narrow and there are low ceilings throughout the property and care must be taken
  • Note: This property has a £200 Good Housekeeping Bond

The property

Pwllheli 4.9 miles.

Situated in the rolling countryside of Wales, on the outskirts of the pretty village of Chwilog, is this superb detached cottage.

Inside, the owners have created a smart and warming retreat with plenty of plush furnishings and modern fittings giving that homely vibe throughout.

Spend your evenings relaxing on the sofas and catch up with your favourite shows, whilst the woodburning stove keeps you warm during those chillier evenings.

The dining area is the perfect spot for enjoying your lovingly prepared meals of an evening, with the feature fireplace for décor giving that characterful feel throughout.

The kitchen has all the appliances you could need to rustle up a delicious meal for the whole family.

Retire to either one of the two well-presented bedrooms, consisting of a double and bunk bed setup, with a ground-floor shower room to support.

The bedrooms have a range of modern furnishings, which complement the light decor, and offer an abundance of space to store your personal items.

Follow the stone steps up to the large lawned garden area and relax on the patio furniture with a refreshing beverage to discover some of the most beautiful views across the countryside views imaginable.

You are in a truly enviable position, with easy access to the thriving coastline for a plethora of attractions, including Pwllheli beach, ideal for those afternoons playing a variety of beach games with your little ones, or taking the opportunity to go for a relaxing swim in the clear waters.

Located in a small town called Chwilog with an award winning pub Tafarn Y Madryn, enjoy the warm cosy pub with fantastic food and drinks.

with a Ideally placed for accessing the popular Llyn Coastal Path, where you can explore the Welsh coast and discover a range of sleepy village and thriving seaside towns along the way.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Criccieth 4.5 miles; Pwllheli 5.2 miles; Porthmadog 9.5 miles; Abersoch 12 miles.

Chwilog is a small village on the Llyn Peninsula, near the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, in a region of Wales renowned for its outstanding scenery and varied walking. The Afon Wen river runs through the village and down to the sea, just one mile away. A short drive away, Criccieth is a delightful seaside town with a 13th century castle sat on a rocky outcrop with wonderful views of Tremadog Bay and the Snowdonia mountains. Watersports enthusiasts will be delighted by the towns two beaches, whilst walkers and bikers are spoilt for choice by the proximity of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. Stroll along the beaches, watch porpoises playing in the surf, or relax in the various pubs, restaurants and tea rooms, sampling the famous Cadwalader’s ice cream. Visit Abersoch, an attractive harbour village situated between two glorious bays. It is one of the most popular sailing venues in North Wales and important sailing regattas are held there throughout the summer months. Numerous shops cater for the tourist as well as pubs, restaurants and cafes. Watersports enthusiasts are also well catered for, particularly windsurfing, water skiing and dinghy sailing, not to mention renowned surfing at Hell’s Mouth. Further afield, attractions such as Portmeirion’s wonderful Italianate gardens, the individual shops and restaurants, as well as the Ffestiniog railway, in the bustling harbour town of Porthmadog, Harlech Castle, Pwllheli host to both European and world sailing events, Caernarfon Castle and the beautiful beaches and renowned golf courses of the Llyn Peninsula are all within an easy drive.

Note : This property has CCTV outside for security purposes.
Note: This property has a £200 Good Housekeeping Bond

This property offers the following short breaks:

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