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Tyddyn Morthwyl

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Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 9 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "The house is in a lovely area and is large with plenty of space."

    It was reasonably clean on arrival but there were several issues which undermined the stay: 1) the house is equipped with enough beds for 9 people but the water pressure is dire; only one person can have a shower at once. If you even turn on a tap the entire water system fails for the poor person in the shower. 2) the general maintenance of the house is ok but some areas let it down - damaged shelves in games room, aged shower units with holes in the plastic surrounds and sharp edges (downstairs shower) kitchen was wrapped in a very poor quality vinyl making it shabby, the cooker oven was unusable unless you had plenty of time - probably needs a service. 3) the heating system looks new but kept resetting to 16 degrees every few hours so we all woke up freezing cold. Had to wake up at 6am and manually increase the temperature. 4) there was no welcome pack or house folder with information. There was some wall mounted information with a link to a webpage that didn’t work. It’s disappointing that the house fell short in this way as it could be beautiful and an ideal vacation spot but it seriously needs some TLC otherwise it will continue to suffer similar feedback.

    Reviewed by David2.5Mar 2024

  • "The house is magnificent, and the grounds are amazing."

    We did have a few issues with the maintenance of the property. We had a look around and documented things that were damaged before we unpacked. The list is as follows. There was a free-standing lamp in the games room which was broken at the join between the main pole and the top of the lamp, the top part was leaning against the glass of a window, we carefully laid the lamp down and re-arranged the two sofas to protect the lamp and our children. The Hoover was in a poor state of repair and fell to pieces every time we used it, it also smelled of wet dog. The log burners were a nice touch but no logs were supplied, just half a box of fire lighters and some kindling. One of the drawer fronts in the kitchen was broken and made the drawer unusable plus the kitchen could do with a facelift, the vinyl was coming off in some locations. The tiles behind the microwave were missing and some were loose. The shelving unit in the games room was broken (shelves were all collected at the bottom). The beautiful on-suite bathroom in the main bedroom was not practical, the roll-top bath has no shower curtain or screen so water would spray everywhere when you had a shower making the floor a slip hazard. The shower in the second bathroom had a broken handle (just a spike left). I would suggest that a hard copy handbook for arriving guests as in order to find out how to connect to the wifi, you needed to have access to the internet and with the three mobile companies we had access to (Smarty, Tesco mobile and Giff-Gaff) none could get a data connection. Also, the supplied new towels were nice but didn't appear to have been washed therefore leaving red fluff all over the person using them. We really did enjoy our week at the property, but these little niggles stopped it from being a five-star experience

    Reviewed by Jason3.8Oct 2023

  • "We had a fabulous week in this fantastic house."

    Set in a lovely country setting & only 5 mins from the beach. Very clean on arrival & the house is very spacious. Will love to go back in the future.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and the house was great for all our needs."

    It might be worth mentioning on the what you need to bring info, to bring soap and washing up liquid. Also there's plenty of table tennis bats and balls in the house so no need to bring your own as suggested. We would definitely recommend staying with you and hope to return in the future. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Meg5.0Jun 2023

  • "I did get in touch with Sykes about some of the issues we had in the house but heard nothing back, other than confirmation about receiving my email, which was disappointing."

    However, these were just niggles and didn’t spoil our holiday. The house was a great size and location and we would definitely consider booking again.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.7Jun 2023

  • "We were a family of 9 with 2 well behaved dogs and stayed for a week."

    The driveway up from the road is welcoming but watch out for the pothole under the puddle. The house is well presented, warm and gives you hall way envy as soon as you walk in. The log burner in the lounge is lovely to just sit and watch of an evening, the kids loved the games room overlooking the garden and keep themselves occupied. ( a good addition might be some family board games as most of the games are for young children). Everyone said that the beds were comfy and had plenty of room within the bedrooms. The water pressure seems low upstairs but that just means you have to wait a little bit longer to run a bath. Overall a great place to stay and conveniently located to explore North wales.

    Reviewed by Dean4.7Apr 2023

  • "Excellent property, clean, well equipped, comfortable beds and warm."

    The only issue was one previously mentioned in reviews regarding the pressure in the 1st floor bathrooms when the ground floor shower or sinks are being used. It just meant a little coordination re showering was required but it hasn't stopped us rebooking for next year.

    Reviewed by Antony4.7Dec 2022

  • "Everything was wonderfull, apart from bigger bowls for cereal and soup."

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Dec 2022

  • "We loved our stay!"

    The location was perfect (although had all the caravans been full I'm not sure what impact that would have on the tranquility of the house). There were 8 of us and 2 dogs and it was well equipped to ensure our comfort, the games room was an added bonus. A wonderful week in Wales, we will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Oct 2022

  • "Fabulous place, very near beach and Main Street."

    We had a special reason to be in the house early and we were very kindly accommodated in this. Upstairs plumbing is a problem as there is no pressure if anyone is using water downstairs. We all used downstairs bathroom.. Great stay . Thank you

    Reviewed by Sian4.7Sep 2022

  • "A superb holiday venue for my family, friends and me."

    Wonderfully spacious everywhere with really high quality very comfortable furnishings, deep and comfy beds and very well appointed kitchen equipment. The numerous remote controlled Velux roof windows were a godsend in the really hot weather that we experienced. Tall people beware - there are some very low doorways on which three of us tall guests regularly cracked our heads badly until I tore ome paper strips and hung them with Blu-tak from the top of the door frame as visible warnings. Our compliments and thanks to Dr Morgan for a superb holiday house and extensive well tended grounds. The caretaker, Emma, was extremely helpful in arranging an early get-in when I contacted her to explain that two of our party were disabled and would find killing time in Criccieth rather difficult. The 6.30pm time fixed by Sykes Holidays seemed unnecessarily late as Covid cleansing is no longer the major concern that it was. One annoying niggle: The keysafe is old and the release spring is broken, making it impossible to open for those of us with arthritic hands and also very difficult for the nimble fingered ones in our party. New keysafe please!! As a former resident of Criccieth it was great being back on my old home territory and this house certainly added to my pleasure at being "back home".

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "We only stayed 2 nights and were out all day at a wedding, so we did no cooking, save for tea and toast!"

    Beautiful property, everywhere was clean and tidy, comfortable beds. Only issue really is downstairs bedroom, whilst lovely, is too far away from the downstairs bathroom for anyone with a mobility issue. Consequently my elderly parents ended up in the beautiful bedroom with the en-suite, upstairs, as far away from the stairs as you can get. But, only two nights. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Stewart4.7Jul 2022

  • "Conveniently placed accommodation for beach and many attractions."

    Great garden for our two dogs with chairs and tables provided around d the garden. Beautifully maintained. The house provided plenty of room for the six of us and was full of character. Yes I agree with some other reviews the upstairs bathroom shower was hit and miss, although i had several lovely showers myself. The maintenance needs improving with several minor repairs needed but we would stay here again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely property, absolutely ideal for a big family get together (8 adults)."

    Lots of space, inside and out, beautiful garden. We particularly enjoyed the games room for the (3/4) table tennis and excellent acoustics for music making. Initial problem with internet was promptly addressed by the owner, thank you. For us, the slight shabbiness a few other customers complained about just made it feel really comfortable and lived-in. Only headaches were from the low lintels and "mace" in the hallway! Generally very well equipped, although a couple of really big saucepans would be a useful addition (glad we brought our own). Location ideal for coast, mountains and lakes. Beautiful scenery all around, with plentiful footpaths and swim spots accessible from the door. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Jun 2022

  • "The property externally was stunning ,garden and outside facilities lovely ,internally very tired especially the kitchen ,hinges off door ,underlighting hanging down,breakfast chair broken ,Bedrooms large beds comfortable but furniture tired and dated,large stain on landing carpet ,settee in bedroom."

    Leather scraped and torn ,bathrooms functional but water pressure very poor if more than one person used the facilities, all in all disappointing ,and a shame as it could have been so much nicer .

    Reviewed by Derek2.8Jun 2022

  • "Tyddn Morthwyl is spacious, well-equipped and includes many attractive features (including furniture and artwork): we greatly enjoyed our stay, as a group of six adults."

    The property is very well-located for exploring the Lleyn peninsula and North Wales more widely. Its main drawbacks were, for the taller members of our group, the low doorways (several bumps and bruises!) and, for all of us, the low water pressure - in effect limiting baths/showers to the single small shower downstairs. WiFi was intermittent, without signal for two days. Whilst accepting that such issues are part of the package for a rural property with character, there could have been a 'height hazard' warning in the property description. Minor issues: - We suggest that separate bins are provided in the kitchen for glass/other recyclables/general waste, with a note suggesting that glass is taken to the recycling facilities in Criccieth upper car park (since it did not seem to acceptable for glass to be included with the locally-collected recyclables). - Whilst recognising the need for thorough cleaning, an extra hour or so of flexibility on arrival and departure times would have been much appreciated. - On arrival, we had difficulty in opening the combination key lock. The instructions could be more explicit in that regard. - The automatic light switches for the bathrooms/toilets were considered to be annoying rather than helpful (although some people may like them?).

    Reviewed by Phillip4.7May 2022

  • "Fantastic stay and loved the place, would definitely stay again and recommend."

    Only change I would recommend would be some sort of cover/roof to keep the logs dry outside. First night we started log burners and it was fantastic and cosy, but it rained overnight and the logs outside got wet and it was very difficult to start fires next day.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Apr 2022

  • "Comfortable and spacious."

    Ideal for a family group or friends who enjoy a blend of quiet countryside and seaside resorts. Easy access to a range of attractions, from castles to beaches, copper mines to the Italianate Portmeirion. Kitchen was well equipped with good range of utensils, etc. We were disappointed with the washing machine which was difficult to program. An easy to use machine is important with two children under 7. We appreciated the bottle of wine, but have had more generous welcome packs in properties we have hired for fewer people. One bottle of wine does not go far between 7 adults! And there were lots of woodburning stoves, but no introductory wood or kindling. As a dog friendly property with a large garden, it was disappointing that we could not let the dog out off lead. We thought that the property was versatile and enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Apr 2022

  • "Lovely property ."

    Lovely garden . Everything we needed was there for us to use . We did have a problem with the toilet & we needed a plumber to come out . We did report it , but saw no plumber ??

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Feb 2022

  • "Turned up and it’s an amazing house."

    Also spoke to the owner in person the nicest man you will ever meet and I was sure to let him know how nice the house was his story of converting it is very interesting

    Reviewed by Ethan5.0Nov 2021

  • "In many ways a very nice property, good location, clean and with a well equipped kitchen and with a good sized cooker."

    It was let down by low hanging, sharp corned, metal lampshades and two members of the party cut their heads on them - please replace with something softer! Water pressure was low and meant that the downstairs shower was the only one worth using, even then if a tap was turned on elsewhere there could be a nasty change in temperature. The heap pump heat source worked OK, but the controlling thermostat is in the wrong position, it is in the same room as the wood burning stove and if that is working well then there is no heat in the bedrooms.

    Reviewed by Brian4.1Oct 2021

  • "A beautiful holiday home in the lovely Welsh countryside just outside Criccieth."

    Cosy living room which has a huge log burner - ideal for winter evenings and Christmas would be great there. We spent most of our time in the kitchen diner - cooked our evening meal and then chatted round the kitchen table while having a glass of red! Bedrooms were lovely. One of our party did mention that one of the upstairs showers had a slow flow and took ages to warm up but that was the only slight issue. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2021

  • "It was a wonderful, spacious property."

    Garden area superb for children. Comfortable beds in all rooms. Quiet area so you do need to drive everywhere, we mainly cooked at the property and stayed in during the evening and played games. Lovely big kitchen table.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Aug 2021

  • "Wonderful holiday from start to finish!"

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful property and gardens."

    Well maintained,great facilities. Brilliant location, which was close to all the places we wanted to visit. Whole family thoroughly enjoyed our stay, highly recommended and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jun 2021

  • "What an amazing place!"

    The house itself is beautiful, spacious, comfortable, with a beautiful and spacious garden. All amenities available, including 2 fridges, washing machine 3 tvs in common spaces and 3 log fireplaces. We wondered where we were going to spend the evening as there were so many rooms to choose from

    Reviewed by Patrycja5.0Apr 2021

  • "There was no cot that was requested at time of booking"

    Reviewed by Mandy4.4Oct 2020

  • "I was disappointed when we arrived because I had requested that the beds should be made where possible into kings but that had not been done."

    When trying to have a bath in the en suite room the water flow was bad that the bath would have taken a good half hour to fill. I have stayed at many of your properties in the past but have never been asked to take my own sky card can anyone explain this.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.1Sep 2020

  • "Great place to stay with more than enough room for 9 people and a dog!"

    Poor wifi was the only issue if you can call it an issue when on holiday! Lovely quiet area ideal for a peaceful relaxing holiday with the the town of Criccieth within 1.5 miles. The kids loved the Table tennis, Basketball and Cricket all of which was available at the cottage for guests to use. Would definitely recommend to others and will be looking to book again in the future.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fabulous clean spacious house which catered for old and very young."

    Beautiful settings which are very private. Unfortunately the en-suite bathroom didn't have a proper shower with a curtain and the bath took for forever to fill ! I would go back there in a heartbeat. Highly recommend this place. Excellent

    Reviewed by Monica4.7Jun 2019

  • "Excellent cottage good location"

    Jun 2018

  • "It’s a fabulous property in a stunning location."

    We’ve returned 5 times which speaks for itself.

    Helen LittleApr 2018

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  • Five bedrooms: Ground floor 1 x Twin (zip/link option can be made as super king by request), first floor 1 x super king size with ensuite, 1 x Super King size (zip/link option can be made as Twin on request), 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • En-suite bathroom, bath with hand held shower, WC and basin
  • Ground floor shower with WC and basin
  • First floor bathroom with Bath, shower over, WC and basin
  • Kitchen with table and chairs
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove
  • Dining Room with wood burning stove
  • Sun Room with table tennis table.
  • Central heating
  • Gas range cooker and hobs, microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer
  • TV, DVD player, Freeview Sky, Ipod dock, WiFi
  • Table tennis table
  • Ample off road parking
  • Large enclosed (not Secure) garden with patio and garden furniture
  • Two dogs welcome
  • Travel cot, high chair, stair gate
  • Shops, pub and restaurants 1.7 miles
  • NOTE Although house is detached is shares a driveway with neighbouring caravan park.

The property

This delightful holiday cottage is the perfect spot to relax and unwind on the Llyn Peninsula, North Wales.

With 18th century beams still in tact this cottage oozes character throughout.

We can just imagine being around the dining room table with all the family and the woodburning stove in the background. There is plenty of garden to enjoy at Tyddyn Morthwyl and watch the family play whilst sipping a hot cuppa on the veranda.

You are a short drive to plenty of fantastic villages including; Criccieth with fabulous beach, castle and abundance of restaurants and cafes.

Drive a little further and you’ll be in Porthmadog hopping onto the Welsh Highland Railway.

A little further again and you arrive at the enchanting Italian village of Portmeirion.

The Snowdonia national park is on your doorstep and there is a huge amount of beaches to explore on the Llyn Peninsula and beyond.

A lovely light sitting room offers you a flat screen TV with free-view, DVD and wonderful wood burning stove to keep you warm in the winter.

There is a well equipped farmhouse kitchen with dining table & chairs, gas range cooker, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave and fridge freezer.

A wonderful dining room with original beams, spectacular table and chairs with an enormous inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove.

I can picture the port being passed round already! The sun room has views out to the lawn, lovely sofas, HD TV with blu ray and Sky free-view and a table tennis table to keep you entertained!

The ground floor has a twin room with zip and link beds which can be made into a super king on request.

Upstairs takes you to Double ensuite with super king size bed, a separate double room with super king bed with option to twin if requested, a twin room with two singles and single bedroom.

The ground floor bathroom has a shower, loo and wash hand basin.

The upstairs en suite to the double bedroom has a roll top bath, wash hand basin and loo.

The family bathroom has bath, shower over, loo and wash hand basin.

The outside has ample parking with wonderful lawns and plenty of space to store bikes.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Porthmadog 5 miles; Portmeirion 8 miles; Abersoch 15 miles.

Often described as the 'Pearl of Wales on the shores of Snowdonia’, this delightful seaside town is situated just 5 miles from Porthmadog. The town’s 13th century castle perches majestically on a rocky outcrop, dominating the skyline and offering superb views of Tremadog Bay and the Snowdonia mountains. Watersports enthusiasts will be delighted by the 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. Further afield, attractions such as Portmeirion’s wonderful Italianate gardens, the Ffestiniog railway in Porthmadog, Harlech Castle, Caernarfon Castle and the beautiful beaches and renowned golf courses of the Llyn Peninsula are all within an easy drive.

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Note: Garden is enclosed, however dogs could escape if determined so must be kept on a lead due to livestock close by. Property is detached in its own large gardens, although the house shares an entrance drive with the neighbouring caravan park.
Note: Pets to be kept confined to the rear parts of the house (kitchen, utility, dining, corridor and sun rooms) and not allowed upstairs or in bedrooms and the garden is left in the condition you find it with the gates kept closed.

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