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Tyn Y Gorlan

Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 966889)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 9

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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57 Customer Reviews

  • "This cottage is perfect for dogs they enjoyed the holiday as much as we did we ..."

    This cottage is perfect for dogs they enjoyed the holiday as much as we did we all loved the horse over the fence beds where comfy which is always a plus we would use the cottage again

    Reviewed by SheilaMay 2022

  • "Our 7th stay in the wonderful cottage ."

    Spectacular views and the cottage is like home from home with everything you need . Sian the owner goes out of her way to mayor you feel welcome and nothing is to much trouble for her . Large enclosed garden which is safe for the dogs and gives them plenty of room to run around . Great walks from the cottage and numerous stunning beaches close by . Can’t recommend this place highly enough . Thanks again Sian for making our stay so special .

    Reviewed by SueApr 2022

  • "Firstly, we’d like to say thank you again to Sian and her lovely family for being so welcoming and kind to us."

    The cottage is beautiful, set in picturesque and tranquil surroundings with the most stunning views from literally every window. I couldn’t get over how beautiful it was. We took 6 dogs with us and you’d honestly never know dogs were allowed as the place is kept immaculate. The cottage is in a perfect location with so many great places to visit. There is a comprehensive and informative welcome pack and visitor book which I’d recommend reading through so that you can get tips on places to visit etc... The cottage has excellent heating (if needed), lovely bedrooms and a wonderful large bathroom upstairs (plus a second downstairs) The kitchen is a fabulous size with a large table seating 8-10 comfortably. Kitchen equipment is vast and spotless. We found that the cottage had everything that we needed (and more!) and would love to one day return. Tips:- Zip World is very expensive - they have vouchers on the counter in their reception area for 10% off your next booking. So try to grab one before you book the activities! Places we enjoyed visiting:- Swallow Falls (Betwys y coed), Black Rock Sands (beach you drive directly onto!), Abersoch, Llanberis (beautiful steam train and of course Mt Snowdon!)

    Reviewed by NinaApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, perfect for dogs and little children!"

    Reviewed by MarthaMar 2022

  • "Sian was an amazing host, lovely welcome from her and we got chatting like ‘friends’ straight away."

    The house was in a stunning setting with fabulous 360’ views. Our whole family loved it 5 Adults 5 dogs, who loved just racing round the garden chatting to the horse too. Very close to amenities even though set in farmland with the gorgeous Snowdonia mountains around. Absolutely had the best time, we live on a Narrowboat so the bath was above and beyond luxurious Sian you have a 5 ⭐️ property and you are a 5 ⭐️ hostess we will be back xx

    Reviewed by AmandaMar 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Tyn y Gorlan ."

    The property was very comfortable and excellent for dogs. Sian, the owner, was brilliant at looking after us and and adjusting to our needs. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by GillianJan 2022

  • "4th time staying at this cottage and as ever had a lovely stay ."

    Sian the owner goes out of her way to make you feel welcome . Lovely cottage in beautiful location and truly dog friendly . Already booked to come back again in April :)

    Reviewed by SueJan 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing property, secluded but lots to explore in the area."

    Both the grandchildren and dogs loved all the walks. The owner Sian had gone above and beyond to ensure our stay at Christmas was magical for the grandchildren, beautiful Christmas tree and decorations. We loved our stay and will definitely be back. Thank you Sian & family.

    Reviewed by IreneDec 2021

  • "Our family had a wonderful relaxing week, and really enjoyed spending precious time together all under one roof."

    This was made all the more special due to the fact that our dogs were able to join us. The cottage is beautiful, it’s modern and clean, and the perfect place to relish family time. The location of the house is just stunning with nothing but beautiful views all around. We are definitely going to be booking to stay again, and we all agreed on this. Sian was so lovely, she made us feel so welcome and nothing was too much trouble for her, she also likes to have a joke, which was hilarious, she’s just wonderful. In conclusion, it was a fantastic break away, and we all can’t wait to do it again. Happy

    Reviewed by SimonNov 2021

  • "Apart from the settees the property was very good."

    Property was enclosed which is great for dogs

    Reviewed by HarryOct 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely wonderful, warm and comfortable with everything we needed."

    Sian the owner is always available if needed, she checks in by text that everything is ok midweek, which is reassuring if you did have any promlems. Nothing was too much trouble for her. This is definitely a lovely safe dog friendly house and garden with plenty of room for our 3 to enjoy themselves. The cottage is nicely remote which we absolutely love with wonderful views. A great cottage, Owner and area to visit.

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2021

  • "This cottage was perfectly dog friendly."

    The garden was securely enclosed and hard floors and downstairs shower facilities were ideal. It was also great for the humans. The owner went out of her way to make us feel welcome. Fantastic countryside views.

    Reviewed by SuzanneSep 2021

  • "Everything was just as described."

    The owners made us feel very welcome. It was comforting to know they were around if needed. The cottage was ideal for us and our dogs. The gardens were very secure and it was such an advantage to let them run free knowing they would come to know harm. Ideal doggie heaven.

    Reviewed by DebraSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and the owner was so helpful."

    Reviewed by SherrieAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay, cottage was well equipped and Sian the owner was extremely helpful."

    The cottage has stunning views and surrounded by mountains that we enjoyed walking. We would definitely recommend this cottage for a family stay.

    Reviewed by MelissaAug 2021

  • "Not suitable for small dogs kept getting under gates also one of our dogs got stuck through a gate by her shoulders."

    Thank you for your comments, We have taken this on board. We are going to add mesh to the gate to prevent this happening again. I can confirm that we have now added very fine mesh to the entire gates. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CathyJul 2021

  • "The sofas were uncomfortable, there was an issue with tv signal in one of the rooms, and although home was clean it was not done to a high standard aa there was a lot of dust on window sills, tv and dvd player, and other furniture items in the rooms."

    We still had a lovely stay though.

    Thank you for your feedback. We were sorry to hear of the issues at the property. If you had made us aware of these at the time we would have done our upmost to help. Glad to hear you had a lovely stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by YvonneJul 2021

  • "Excellent cottage, very comfortable, very dog friendly."

    Sian the owner extremely helpful. We all enjoyed our holiday at Tyn Y Gorlan .

    Reviewed by KathrynMay 2021

  • "2nd visit to this lovely place ."

    Sian the owner goes out of her way to make you feel welcome . Cottage is like hone from home and has everything you need . Truly dog friendly . Great large secure garden for them to play in . Walks from the doorstep and beautiful beaches close by . Have already booked again for later this year :)

    Reviewed by SueMay 2021

  • "Amazing cottage in a beautiful location."

    Fantastic for the dogs.

    Reviewed by VanessaMar 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, fantastic quiet location."

    Walks from the doorstep and beaches close by. Owners very helpful and welcoming.

    Reviewed by RachelOct 2020

  • "Sian the owner of the cottage went out of her way to make us feel so welcome ."

    2 adults and 3 dogs stayed at this cottage for 3 nights from 19th sept . Cottage was comfortable and had everything you need and is in a stunning location . Well secured large garden which was great for our dogs . Also Sian allows you to walk on her 12 acres of land :) There are sheep and cattle about on this land so our lot were obviously kept on the lead when not in the garden . The views are gorgeous. Well placed as only 20mins to the beach and other wonderful places on the Llyn Peninsula. Definitely recommend this place if you want to get away from it all . Already booked to go back . Thanks Sian for helping make our stay so great .

    Reviewed by SueSep 2020

  • "Very comfortable secluded cottage with fantastic panaramic views and a good central base for local towns, villages, beeches and local landmarks."

    Sian, the host was very helpful and accomodating, it was a perfect holiday for my family that we all enjoyed, especially the dog. We would definitley go again and rate this 5 out of 5 stars.

    Reviewed by RayAug 2020

  • "Sian goes all out to ensure the property is perfect for your Holiday."

    It is a great size and perfect for family and dogs. If you want a remote location surrounded by plenty of beaches and other places to go, this property hits the mark. Have already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2020

  • "A beautiful tranquil space to unwind."

    Reviewed by CarolynnAug 2020

  • "Beautiful holiday"

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2020

  • "It's really essential to accept the owners offer to meet up so that she can take you to the cottage."

    That's because your Satnav and the postcode won't take you far enough up the lane so when you run out of tarmac road, you don't know which muddy stony track to take. The cottage was well equipped or even to well equipped, the cupboards were rather full and some older worn items should probably be removed to provide more storage space for visitors. The owner was extremely helpful but the description should be amended because an open fire and starter pack are mentioned. However when we asked the owner about lighting the fire she said that nobody had lit the fire for about 10 years although she did provide us with a small starter pack the next day which included kindling, firelighters and a small amount of coal so we provided our own logs. There were also no tools for the open fire but the owner also provided a brush, spade and bucket although there was no poker or fireguard. In view of our experience and the owners comments to us, the mention of an open fire and starter pack in the description are both rather misleading.The cottage is in a beautiful picturesque location with lovely views but it's also a bit out of the way although not to far from local facilities in services. We all had a very enjoyable long weekend despite the attempts of storm Jorge to dampen our spirits and blow us away.

    Reviewed by NicholasFeb 2020

  • "Peaceful location with lovely scenery."

    Great facilities with plenty of space internally and externally.Sian the owner was very supportive and helpful.Would definitely recommend and will certainly return in the future.

    Reviewed by SteveFeb 2020

  • "Brilliant cottage if you have dogs, quiet but easy to get too"

    Reviewed by KathyNov 2019

  • "Cottage is perfect and the owner is extremely helpful and accommodating."

    I would highly recommend this holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2019

  • "The owner Sian was fantastic, kept in touch throughout our holiday to make sure everything was ok."

    The cottage & views were stunning our dogs had the best time & so did we, will definitely book again in the future.

    Reviewed by TriciaSep 2019

  • "A well stocked cottage."

    The owner is helpful and was there if we needed her. I've already recommended this to friends. Very good.

    Reviewed by CarolineSep 2019

  • "The location was just right for access to the surrounding area."

    Expected remote and it was exactly what it said in the write up.

    Reviewed by DianaSep 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation in beautiful settings, if you want a peaceful location with amazing views of the Welsh countryside you can’t get much better than this."

    Cottage is very clean and has everything you need and more, idea for taking dogs with 12 acres for them to roam around in. Excellent facilities and the host is very accommodating to your needs. If you book this cottage you won’t be disappointed, it is very spacious and has excellent heating, the kitchen has everything you need it’s a home from home.

    Reviewed by JuneSep 2019

  • "The house is beautiful and in an amazing location."

    Sian was at the village hall to take us the final stretch to the house which was very helpful as the satnav was not taking us anywhere near it! Sian was extremely helpful giving us a guided tour of the house and explaining all of the amenities to us. The pub in the village has unfortunately closed but that didnt affect us. Plenty of land to walk the dogs on and lots of fantastic places to visit in the near vicinity. The only down side for us was the local dogs barking most of the night which disturbed our dogs so we didn't get much undisturbed sleep whilst there. One of the sheep dogs visited the house regularly jumping over the walls into the garden and pooing. Having said that this was the only negative. The house is wonderful and Sian was very good at offering discrete support which was greatly appreciated.

    Reviewed by TracyAug 2019

  • "Fab house, great location, great for dogs and kids"

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2019

  • "House was very comfortable."

    Quite remote - long way to shops and pubs, but that did not matter to us. Dog friendly and plenty of space for the dog to run around outside. Great views of the sea a few miles away and the hills behind. Central for visiting many places of interest inland and on the coast. Nice welcome from the owner and discrete support throughout our time there.

    Reviewed by ColinMay 2019

  • "Very nice stay in the middle of nowhere, beautiful scenery around."

    Very quiet and peaceful but fairly close to the shops beaches etc.

    Reviewed by OlgaMar 2019

  • "A fantastic house in a breathtaking location."

    8 adults and 5 dogs had a great weekend celebrating my sisters 50th birthday, the weather wasnt the best but that didnt deter us. Lovely house, comfortable and had everything you need for a holiday whether it is a weekend or a week. The garden is securely fenced so great for the dogs. Easy to find, directions perfect and the owner met us to show us around. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by JeanMar 2019

  • "Sian is an absolute treasure."

    Nothing is too much bother. Tyn Y Gorlan is a gem of a holiday cottage. Would recommend to anyone. After our disastrous holiday in Dune Chorus in October Tyn Y Gorlan has restored my faith in Sykes Cottages and impressed my Son and Daughter- in- law and my Grandson. Thankyou it made my 60th birthday a memory to treasure.

    Reviewed by LeslieMar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a picturesque rural setting."

    We felt very at home here and the dogs loved it too! The cottage was lovely and warm, very welcoming after a day walking. Sian was very helpful and nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by SelinaFeb 2019

  • "We loved this place all the family came and brought their dogs ..."

    We loved this place all the family came and brought their dogs The weather wasn't the best as it was January But the house was warm and cosy Sian was lovely, we would return here A fantastic retreat to recharge your batteries

    Reviewed by HlJan 2019

  • "What a fantastic holiday made even more enjoyable by the very accommodating owner and her family."

    Nothing was too much trouble! Very friendly family. The owner even come to rescue us on arrival as we got lost! Cottage was fantastic and the views were amazing. There was nothing missing from the cottage, everything we needed was there. Our two dogs loved it too! Especially Jasper, the springer spaniel, he loved the amount of land he had to run round in. The cottage was clean, spacious and comfortable. As we stayed over Christmas, the cottage had been decorated lovely, with a tree and a few Christmas decorations around the two living rooms. We will be recommending to family and friends and will be returning in the near future. If you love the country, this is a must go to cottage, you will not be disappointed! You will see plenty of farm animals, sheep, horses, chickens and sheep dogs. Thanks again to the owner and her family for making our Christmas an enjoyable one.

    Reviewed by SuzanneDec 2018

  • "Cottage like a home from home so cosy and hosts were very welcoming."

    Gorgeous views and plenty of private land to walk dog over, ideal location for dog owners wanting a quiet retreat. Cottage had everything you could possibly need and was very clean and well presented. Hosts greeted you on arrival and gave tour of cottage and useful information relating to local amenities. I would highly recommend staying at this cottage it far exceeded all expectations, truly wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by JuneOct 2018

  • "We loved staying here."

    It was comfortable, clean and a great base to get to all the places we wanted to see. There were eight of us staying here and it was spacious enough to accommodate us all. Sian who owns the property is absolutely lovely, very friendly, and nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely stay here again. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2018

  • "Very warm welcome from Sian."

    Had a problem with wifi, Sian tried to sort it but to no avail. Amazing views from the cottage, everything you would have at home is there. I found the bed uncomfortable, but any bed other than my own is !! Very dog friendly, didn't smell doggy, lots of land to walk in but need to watch the sheep as they jump the walls & fences ! Had a great week

    Reviewed by JillOct 2018

  • "Fantastic well thought out cottage."

    ..roomy, cosy, picturesque we all loved it and the surrounding areas are beautiful....gets a great thumbs/paws up from our 5 dogs too x

    Reviewed by EtithSep 2018

  • "We had a really lovely week."

    The owner was friendly, welcoming and very dog friendly. This was an excellent holiday for all our family, children,adults and furry friends!! We would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by VivAug 2018

  • "The location was beautiful, quite and the cottage was beyond our expectations."

    We had 3 generation living together and there was room to have quite time. It was brilliant for walking, just sitting or having a day sight seeing or beach days. Our host was always at hand and even came to say good bye and check we had had a good holiday. Could not of asked for more. Brilliant holiday. One of our best.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2018

  • "Owner was extremely helpful and friendly loved the fact we were able to take 4 dogs"

    Reviewed by FlorenceJul 2018

  • "Lovely place specially for dog-people."

    A bit isolated but that has it's charme. Sheep all around you. Very friendly and helpfull host, who is always available for questions and travel tips. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by M.Jul 2018

  • "2nd shower room very small."

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2018

  • "The location was excellent, rural and peaceful but accessible."

    The cottage was even better than expected. Brilliant for our dogs with lots of areas to exercise them. The cottage was extremely well equipped with lots of thoughtful touch's to ensure a comfortable stay. The owner Sian was very helpful and easy to contact if we needed any assistance. Brilliant stay, hopefully will visit again. The llyn area is so beautiful and peaceful.

    Reviewed by KathyJun 2018

  • "Very comfy cottage, stunning views."

    Excellent enclosed garden.

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2018

  • "Nice rural location , friendly host , plenty of space in garden for dogs , storage for bikes"

    Reviewed by AmandaMay 2018

  • "The cottage has been thoughtfully furnished and made for a well equipped and comfortable home from home."

    The owners live locally and are friendly and available for support should it be needed but at no point intrusive into our time at the cottage. We were four adults and four large dogs, the facilities met all our needs, there are sheep surrounding the gardens which well are fenced, so pretty safe other than for dogs with drive and ability to jump a five bar gate. We didn't want to leave, all enjoyed being in a home from home at Tyn y Gorlan.

    Reviewed by TamaraApr 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage, just as described - it was more than enough space for six people plus four dogs."

    Great sized bedrooms and modern bathrooms. Excellent location to Snowdonia and the coast. Contact with the owner was very easy and she was very attentive. Thanks for having us!

    Reviewed by DeboraMar 2018

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Ground floor shower room with basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Second sitting room with gas fire.
  • Gas central heating, open fire and gas fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Front patio with table and chairs
  • Six well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Owner can accept horses by private arrangement and at an extra charge.Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 6 miles
  • Pub 2 Miles
  • Note: this property can sleep up to 9 people, 2 fold-away beds for optional extra sleeping on request
  • Note: Owner can provide dog sitting service by arrangement

The property

Criccieth 6.6 miles.

This countryside cottage is located near the town of Criccieth in North Wales.

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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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Region Information

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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