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The Honey Pot

(Ref. 1009040)

Garndolbenmaen, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "A really enjoyable break in a beautiful property with a warm welcome from owners Ross and Karen."

    Cottage is in a beautiful setting and our dog loved it too! Would certainly recommend it!

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2023

  • "The Honey Pot was a truly delightful place to stay, a beautiful setting, comfortable and extremely clean."

    There is a Nespresso Vertuo machine in the cottage. There was no cafetière, but Russ, the owner, came to the rescue and found one for us to use. A Clothes airer/ dryer would be most useful, as would a dustpan and brush in the cottage. But these are very small negative remarks. All in all a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by GuySep 2023

  • "We have never been to a cottage holiday before and for our first experience well what can I say !"

    ! Firstly the owners made us feel more than welcome Russ went above and beyond to make our stay memorable . Such beautiful surroundings with there very own fishing lake and natural beauty within a short distance of beaches shops a local pub which we highly recommend called THE GOAT . The cottage was excellent all facilities that you would need and beautifully presented. Missing it so much already .We are looking forward to our stay again next year .

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay."

    Russ the owner worked really hard to make us feel welcome and comfortable. A really enjoyable stay and a gem of a place.

    Reviewed by MSep 2023

  • "The Honey Pot offered us the perfect little family getaway."

    Set against a stunning backdrop with its tranquil lake and Mountain View, it provided both relaxation and activities like boating and swimming. Our kids were particularly fond of bagpuss the cat and resident geese. The hosts couldn’t be any more warmer and welcoming. Truly a memorable stay and we’re eager to return. Definitely recommended.

    Reviewed by AlexAug 2023

  • "Wonderful peaceful, secure location and in easy reach of all the beautiful beaches/locations of Llyn Peninsula."

    The grounds were beautiful too.

    Reviewed by KathrynAug 2023

  • "Delightful place with welcoming hosts."

    Lovely and peaceful surroundings with garden and lake as well as the geese, sheep etc. Enjoyed every moment and certainly hope to return. Only slight downside for those whose dogs, like mine, can be reactive is that the walk to the lake passes the cottage which can trigger a response (certainly mine are guilty of barking when anyone passes) that could be a problem for other guests.

    Reviewed by SheilaJul 2023

  • "Just perfect in every way!"

    We felt right at home, it’s a gem! You won’t be disappointed! Can’t wait to return! Thanks to Russ and Karen who have an eye for detail!

    Reviewed by CorienneJun 2023

  • "Just returned from a week's stay in The Honey Pot."

    We have stayed in North Wales for holidays for over 30 years in variety of accommodation types and settings. This very special place has topped the lot. The gardens and surrounding setting are absolutely stunning. Each cottage comes with its own private and enclosed outdoor area which are also very well designed and maintained . Plenty of outdoor seating for all. There is a summerhouse in the shared gardens that offers a beautiful spot near to the stream and offers lovely furniture and a good selection of books and DVDs for guests as well as a picnic basket should you want to take food out. Follow the stream down past the owners geese and less than 100m away there is a stunning lake. Here there are benches, seating and sun loungers placed carefully to capture different views...such as the sun setting over the mountains. On the lake there are Canadian canoes and a large rowing boat. Guests are welcome to use these. We had two wonderful afternoons on the lake and even took our 2 little dogs ( wearing life jackets) into the canoes with us. The cottage is stunning and has beautifully refurbished bathrooms. Kitchen includes everything you need and it's all good quality. Decor is perfect...everything looks fresh and was absolutely spotless on arrival. The TV is a smart TV so if you don't wish to watch DVDs you can download your usual apps and choose what to watch. WiFi is very reliable and speedy. We had a lovely welcome as did our 2 dogs. Owners are very pleasant and attentive but leave you in peace. We loved this place so much that on our 2nd day we booked a week for next year too. Location is perfect..just 10 mins to town and a choice of beaches/ mountain areas just short drives away. One thing that's very different to where we've stayed before: no dusty file stuffed with lists of do's and dont's and a mixture of random, out of date tatty leaflets...thank you to the owners for making such homely cottages filled with quality items. Cannot wait for next time.

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2023

  • "Fantastic stay at The Honey Pot the level of comfort and furnishings is some of ..."

    Fantastic stay at The Honey Pot the level of comfort and furnishings is some of the best we have stayed at Russ and Karen the owners made our stay perfect from the local knowledge to the lovely items left for us Had brilliant days out at Portmeirion,Betws-y-Coed and Abersoch which are all stand alone places to visit Definitely hope to return cannot give this accommodation enough praise it is perfectly looked after from the gardens to the cottages

    Reviewed by Elaine ChristinaJun 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the honey pot, and would consider coming back for another holiday soon."

    Reviewed by PaulineJun 2023

  • "We loved the secure estate because we felt relaxed and safe."

    Excellent parking and beautiful surroundings. Excellent restaurant down the road and many places to revisit in the area. Having been in lockdown far many months we couldn't believe how lucky we were to get such a good holiday. Can't wait to go for another week!

    Reviewed by peterOct 2020

  • "Fantastic holiday, lovely place."

    So peaceful and tranquil and we travelled with a 2 year old!! Karen as a hostess is wonderful. She was able to provide us with info and was around if we needed anything. The cottage was great, all On one level And access to our own little courtyard. A stream, animals and a lake very close by. We hope to be back very soon.

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2020

  • "Outstandingly comfortable and well-equipped cottage in lovely and extensive grounds with a multitude of attractive sitting-out locations in the beautiful gardens as well as access to the private lake."

    Very helpful and friendly owners living in adjacent house.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2020

  • "Peace and tranquility"

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2020

  • "The cottage was superb."

    The location is perfect if you want access to the beaches and the mountains. The hosts were friendly but gave us privacy, even offered to take our eight year old to feed the geese and sheep(which he loved). We were extremely comfortable in the cottage. We couldn’t get over what a picturesque setting it was, even on the rainy days.

    Reviewed by LynseyJul 2020

  • "The cottage was excellent value and the standard was very good."

    Set in beautiful surroundings. We had a very enjoyable four days

    Reviewed by KennethFeb 2020

  • "The cottage was beautifully furnished and equipped to a very high standard, matched only by the lovely grounds and gardens that surrounded it."

    On arrival we were welcomed out of the rain into a warm cosy room, and found a bottle of wine, together with a delicious homemade Bara Brith. Towels and bedding were exceptionally good, and we appreciated the nice touch of providing a few toiletries. The pretty enclosed courtyard was convenient and safe for the dog, and parking was easy and close by. The whole house, furnishings and equipment were spotless, with no broken crockery, uneaten food or generally grimy evidence of previous visitors, which is unfortunately rare in our many years of experience. It was a delightful place to stay, and we recommend it without hesitation.

    Reviewed by JudithOct 2019

  • "We loved the location, cottage was very clean very good quality dishes."

    The host was so welcoming, I would certainly go back at a heart beat. Love the location, the ducks and other animals around, great place to relax and walk. I recommend 100%

    Reviewed by LesterSep 2019

  • "Great location for a quite relaxing chill-out, short drive to all attractions and restaurants, very friendly onsite owners who respect your privacy."

    Reviewed by David & LesleySep 2019

  • "Fantastic location, so peaceful and tranquil, beautiful cottage."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Wendy JaneAug 2019

  • "Immaculate cottage in a beautifully secluded location."

    Gardens have been lovingly cared for by the owners and fixtures and fittings inside the cottage are of high quality. Owners were welcoming and friendly, they left us a bottle of wine, fruit cake and gave us cucumbers and strawberries from their vegetable garden. Could not have asked for nicer hosts. A lovely relaxing holiday helped by the good weather, wonderful surroundings and welcoming hosts. I would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2019

  • "This is a very well equipped cottage maintained to a high standard."

    The owners were very pleasant and helpful.

    Reviewed by JeremyJul 2019

  • "The cottage was in a lovely garden and was very enjoyable walking around it and the lake."

    The owners were very helpful and sociable and made us feel welcome. The cottage was very comfortable and quiet. There were several tourist sites to visit and again not too busy and enjoyable.

    Reviewed by ValerieJun 2019

  • "Superb Cottage."

    Owners very welcoming. Perfect for a relaxing holiday set in its own grounds. Cannot fault either the cottage or location and will certainly book again for 2020.

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2019

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, nothing was to much trouble for the owners."

    Apr 2019

  • "Cosy, compact cottage in beautiful surroundings with friendly and attentive owners on site."

    Marje LeeMar 2019

  • "Very peaceful cottage and friendly owners"

    E Jane AllenJan 2019

  • "Lovely cottage very welcoming and clean with everything we needed and we had a lovely surprise to find a homemade cake and a bottle of wine we would have been happy with the tea and coffee which was also supplied by the owners."

    Our boy's enjoyed feeding the sheep and geese and the owners were very generous as on Halloween the gave them both chocolate. Can't wait to come back again

    Cefyn PottsNov 2018

  • "Fantastic location nice and peaceful -lovely cottage with great surroundings, enjoyed walking round the lake- this cottage will help you relax and unwind."

    owners extremely friendly and helpful wish i was still there

    Tina HolroydNov 2018

  • "Well equipped and clean, gardens and lake were lovely and the mountain views great."

    Owners very friendly. Dogs enjoyed their stay too.

    Cheryl GarnhamOct 2018

  • "Lived up to expectations."

    The owners have thought of everything to make your stay exceptional

    Denise McgeeOct 2018

  • "Great setting, beautiful cottage and delightful owners."

    Perfect for a break away in this beautiful part of the country. Cottage had everything you needed, the dog loved chilling in the cool courtyard and a serene lakeside drink with the views of Snowdonia was the icing on the cake. Thank you

    Aug 2018

  • "Owners were lovely and helpful, and cottage was beautiful."

    Peter WellerAug 2018

  • "This cottage was very nice, not only that, the gardens of this small complex were absolutely beautiful."

    I would definately recommend to friends.

    M A RobinsonJul 2018

  • "Friendly welcome and beautiful, cosy cottage."

    Nice walks with goats ,sheep watching. Cottage had everything we needed including privacy.

    BrianJul 2018

  • "Excellent accommodation and very centrally located for the area."

    Touch of luxury, which was appreciated.

    Angela AdamsMay 2018

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage in a stunning location."

    Comfortable, clean with lovely linen, super soft towels and everything you could need. Very friendly and accommodating hosts. We look forward to returning.

    Apr 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double ensuire, 1 x twin ensuite
  • Double ensuite bath with shower attachment, WC and basin
  • Twin ensuite with shower, WC and basin
  • Open plan kitchen, dining and sitting area with electric fire.
  • Central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, coffee machine
  • TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Ample off road parking
  • Enclosed paved seating area in addition to 14 acres of shared grounds with gardens, summer house, lake
  • One dog welcome please ask for second dog, there will be a £20 charge for second pet
  • Pubs, shops and restaurants 4.5 miles
  • NOTE There is livestock around the land so dogs must be kept on a lead
  • NOTE: Can also be booked with The Little Coach House that sleeps 2 and/or Garden Cottage that sleeps 4
  • Note: There is a good housekeeping bond of £150

The property

The Honey Pot is one of three gorgeous holiday cottages set within the peaceful grounds of Tyddyn Mawr House nestled in the beautiful Welsh countryside near Porthmadog.

There are 14 acres of land to explore which include well-maintained gardens, with seating areas tucked around every corner, and a delightful summer house stocked with a library of books and DVDs.

The bright and airy open planned living space has French doors opening out onto a private courtyard.

There is a dining area and comfortable seating with a TV, DVD player and electric fire for cosy evenings.

The kitchen is well equipped with everything that you could need with a dishwasher, washing machine, electric oven and hob, fridge / freezer, microwave and Dulce Gusto coffee machine. There are two bedrooms.

A double bedroom has direct access onto the private courtyard and has a TV with DVD player and ensuite with a bath with shower attachment, hand basin and loo. A twin room has small singles (2ft, 6inches wide), wardrobe, a TV with DVD player and an ensuite wet room with a walk in shower with hand basin and loo.

The 14 acres of shared grounds include mature gardens, a lake for wild swimming or fishing (catch and release policy) and farmed fields.

In addition there is a private and enclosed paved seating area. The Honey Pot is a lovely detached stone bungalow that’s been designed with a clean country style and has bags of charm.

You could easily spend a holiday here without ever needing to leave the grounds, but if a day’s exploration is on the cards you will find a private lake with views across the valley, perfect for a spot of fishing and a picnic.

You also have the historic town of Criccieth with its castle, beaches and shops and heritage railway of Porthmadog and the Snowdonia National Park all just a short drive away. If you need a little extra space, The Little Coach House is also available in the grounds sleeping a further two or if you have a larger group The Garden Cottage sleeps 4.

Please note that there are live stock in the fields so dogs must be kept on leads in specific areas.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Pretty little hamlet known locally as Garn, on the outskirts of Porthmadog, a short drive away. Enjoy lovely views over the mountains and Cwm Pennant. At Porthmadog enjoy a good selection of shops and cafes or take a ride on the Highland Steam Train. Or pop along to Criccieth and enjoy its lovely beaches and castle.

Note: Please be aware that the twin bedroom has smaller than standard singles and therefore may not be suitable for all adults.
Note: There is a stream at the bottom of the garden please supervise children
Note: There is a good housekeeping bond of £150
Note: Polite request if using tanning products please bring own towels