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Tyn Y Gorlan

(Ref. 966889)

Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 9 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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81 Customer Reviews

  • "The house is in need of a thorough clean."

    The garden is not suitably secure enough to keep dogs inside or the farm dogs out, particularly when the farm dogs came into the garden several times a day to wee on everything and leave their poop behind which we then had to clean up, this also meant we couldn’t let our dogs free roam in the garden as a couple are not dog friendly and they could get through the fence too. The showers were barely functional, imagine a watering can with a flower head on the can…. One of the lounge rooms furniture was so hard and uncomfortable to sit on, it was like sitting on concrete. The beds were ok. We were a group of 7 adults and 2 children. The fridge and freezer space was minimal. Overall our stay would have been much better if we had all had a little more comfort along with freedom to let the dogs in the garden without constant supervision. The location was perfect, beautiful scenery, peaceful surroundings with lovely walks.

    Thank you for your feedback, I am very sorry to hear that you encountered some issues while you were away. We contacted you midweek to check everything was ok and your words were 'all fab no problems thank you' If you had highlighted any issues at that point we would have done our best to get this rectified straight away. Settees and beds etc are subjective and we have never had anyone say the furniture was like concrete.We are glad you enjoyed the location. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kayleigh2.5Apr 2024

  • "This is our second time staying here, we stayed here back in 2019 & we love it so relaxing the owner Sian is lovely & she is always there to answer any questions we have & always gets in touch before our stay."

    We will definitely be back again, it's like home from home

    Reviewed by Tricia5.0Mar 2024

  • "One of the most relaxing holidays we have ever had."

    The cottage is idyllic it as all the charms of the countryside that town folk like us would love to retire to permanently. 7 days is definitely not long enough to stay in this gem of a cottage with your four legged best friends. The countryside surrounding the cottage is so beautiful and rugged and you are nestled between Snowdonia and criccieth in a beautiful semi isolation boasting both mountains and seaside that you can hike straight from the house discovering all the walks this abode's location offers on its doorstep. Black Rock sands near Porthmadog was our dogs favourite haunt running between the waters edge and the sand dunes on every dogs dream the sniffari. Returning to the cottage's warm fires in the evening tired after long glorious walks with our five fur buddies was heavenly. The pups stretched out on the rug in front of the fire and us snuggled on the cosy couches was so heart warming as they dreamed of their daytime adventures noses and paws twitching and we reflected on ours. But the cottage is so tranquil, cosy and homely that staying home and reading a book in this beautiful country cottage is just as appealing and fulfilling There is nothing hotel like about this holiday let it feels like home your ideal home. The enclosed garden is large even for a golden doodle a springer spaniel and 3 large sproodles. There is also 12 acres of land adjacent to the cottage for your furry friends and you to explore but livestock sometimes grazes the field so just be mindful of this. The kitchen/ dining room is spacious well stocked with utensils and equipment enabling you to cook up anything you wish to make, needs a teapot however for us Yorkshire folk lol tea is black gold to us Sian . The shops are not to far away in porthmadog so supplies can be topped up anytime and the nearby village of portmeirion from the prisoner can be explored in all its mediterranean glory. The bedrooms are spacious, beautiful and the beds comfortable and warm There is a lovely deep bath upstairs and a gorgeous shower for relaxing and pampering tired muscles after all the fresh air and long walks Sian is lovely and allows you to relax in privacy whilst still keeping in touch via text if required. I will be booking again for another wonderful winter experience thank you Sian for sharing my family and I's dream cottage. It was winter when we came so was cold so we can not comment on what the sunny days at this property are like my bet is just as wonderful ,

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jan 2024

  • "Just perfect."


    Reviewed by Neil5.0Jan 2024

  • "Stayed here in Nov 23 for one week and could not fault our stay."

    Everything was perfect from the location (secluded but not too far away from towns/beaches/walks) to the size & cleanliness of the house and facilities available we couldn’t have wished for more. Siân was very lovely and made sure we enjoyed our stay. We will definitely visit again soon!

    Reviewed by Lea5.0Nov 2023

  • "The fact that this is our 3rd stay at the cottage in as many years speaks volumes."

    Once again we found the perfect combination of rest, relaxation and some much needed family time, with all our pups with us. We absolutely love it at the house, its a world away from the normal stresses and strains of day to day life. We were once again transported into a place with exceptional views and the most stunning surroundings, so much so that we all feel so sad when its time to pack up and leave. The house was once again perfect, spotlessly clean, wonderfully cosy, and set up to make us all feel welcome, including special arrangements once again being made by Sian for the disabled member of our group. Nothing is ever too much trouble for her and once again she made it clear that she was just a text away should we need her, which is always reassuring. We have booked to return for a 4th time next year, but for two weeks next time, because trust me, one week in that cosy cottage, surrounded by those beautiful views, could never be enough.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday home!"

    We all really enjoyed our self's plenty of space for us all ! Beautiful views , the dogs enjoyed the large garden and space out side, sian was there if you needed anything, lovely stay thankyou.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.4Aug 2023

  • "A very disappointing stay here."

    Not what we expected after reading all the raving reviews. We arrived to a broken front door which meant we couldn't lock the property all week; the owner promised it would be looked at but we never heard from her all week about it. This made us feel extremely uncomfortable. None of the bedroom bins had been emptied from the previous guests. The toaster was also broken. The dishwasher has a dodgy button which meant it was pot luck if it worked or not. My daughter dropped something under the sofa and when we moved it to get it there were clumps of dog hair. The window in one of the bedrooms was locked shut and no key was available. The brown sofas are rock hard. The property does have a lovely large garden, however it is fenced with a strand of barbed wire at the top. The visiting dogs jumped the fence every day to use the garden as a toilet - we had to pick up dog mess every day from them. Cleanliness was not the best either - dead plants in the kitchen, worn out 'trinkets' and the previous occupants dirty dish clothes. Everything about the property is basic, (take your own knives!) I have raised all of these issue with the owner but so far have not received a reply.

    Thank you for your comments. We are very sad to hear that you were unhappy with your stay. We pride ourselves in being a dog friendly cottage. If we were made aware of these issues during your stay it would have been in our best interest to make sure your stay was more comfortable and we could have resolved these for you. We have tried to contact you following your stay but if you would like to discuss your comments further please do not hesitate to contact us. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine1.6Jul 2023

  • "This property is excellent, it has everything required for a comfortable holiday."

    The beds are very comfortable, and everything is spotlessly clean. It is also very well equipped, with great attention to detail. It’s location is perfect, very peaceful, yet within easy reach of all the local amenities. We would have no hesitation in returning to this property in the future.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday here."

    If you’re looking for a peaceful holiday home in the country that allows dogs this place is for you. The holiday home is surrounded by fields and there is a farm nearby. A secure garden for our small dog. Sian the owner was helpful, we met at her home on check in day to show us exactly where the property was. This was really very good as the sat nav only took you so far down the country lane. We had a very comfortable stay. The kitchen had all you would need to be able to cook meals here if you wanted.To have a freezer in the kitchen was a bonus. We loved seeing the sheep, lambs, chickens and horses in the field’s surrounding the property. We were lucky to have been staying when a foal was born. The house was easy to keep clean as downstairs floors were ceramic tiles and rugs. Upstairs is carpeted except for the modern bathroom. We were lucky we had a warm spell of weather during our holiday but could keep the rooms cool easily as lots of windows could be opened. Ideally located for where we wanted to visit Portmeirion, Criccieth, Porthmadog & Harlech. Train service at Criccieth is very good.

    Reviewed by Diane3.8Jun 2023

  • "Great location if you are looking for stunning views and peace and quiet."

    The neighbours are sheep and chickens. Garden is not secure if your dog wants to get out. Everyday we had visits from a small terrier and sheep dogs who had no trouble getting in and out. Sian and family are very friendly and were on hand if needed. She recommended walking to the next house for eggs, amazing eggs!! The beds were super comfy and we all slept well. The cottage has 2 lounges so ideal for larger groups, the brown sofas were really hard but the red one was lovely. The tv in red lounge has Netflix so ideal with kids. I would recommend this cottage and will definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by Mandi4.1May 2023

  • "Everything was fantastic as always,Sian is very helpful and can’t do enough ..."

    Everything was fantastic as always,Sian is very helpful and can’t do enough for you,this is our 3rd visit,and will be returning again,wales is a beautiful place to be

    Reviewed by Richard4.7May 2023

  • "The property was very clean, specious and lovely location."

    If you want to get away from busy life and this is the place to stay.

    Reviewed by Valerija5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property and host."

    Great views . Fantastic for a large family get away. Dog friendly. Definitely worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Eryl5.0Apr 2023

  • "If you are looking for a remote property then this is for you."

    We had a family gathering comprising 6 adults, 1 child, 1 toddler and 2 dogs and the property had no problem accommodating us all. We found the cottage cosy and warm despite wintery conditions. It is well situated for exploring towns and beaches. It overlooks Criag Goch, a mountain that is worthy of ascending directly from the cottage. Our thanks to Sian for making us feel welcome. I would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by David4.4Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic wee place with great views, plenty space, and an awesome host Plan to book again"

    Reviewed by Bryan4.7Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic place."

    Great hosts. Coming back next year !

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Nov 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    This was our 2nd holiday at the cottage, and we booked to return next November before this holiday was even over. It’s such a warm and cosy place to be when the wind is howling and it’s pouring with rain. As a family we spent lots of quality time together along with our 5 family dogs, who absolutely adore it there, their tails never stopped wagging from the moment we arrived, they loved running on Black Rock Beach, it was lovely to see them chasing each other and again, the humans relished the stunning views. The cottage is immaculately clean and Sian, once again made us all feel incredibly welcome, nothing is too much trouble for her, she made it clear that she was just a text away should we need her, she’s a lovely lady, so friendly, we all love her to bits. We can’t wait to return next year, and don’t worry Sian, we won’t forget to make your chocolate cake

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2022

  • "Enjoyed the holiday very much nothing was to much for the owners"

    Reviewed by Harry4.4Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful house, we really enjoyed our stay."

    The views from every window were spectacular. Nice comfy beds , had every thing we needed. Garden secure for dogs which was great. We loved that the house was nice and warm. Black Rock sands is only 20 mins away, you can drive onto the beach which was fantastic for my four dogs.

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was excellent location which catered for adult's and 5 dogs plenty of room for all."

    .. great secure garden and the Owner check ins with us was lovely!!

    Reviewed by Caroline4.4Sep 2022

  • "This cottage has the best location of any cottage I have stayed in."

    Completely away from everyone else in the middle of the countryside with a friendly horse, sheep and cows around. The garden is a good size and my dogs did not escape and I have a tiny chihuahua to a large ridgeback that can jump high, however there were some farmer’s dogs that seemed to be able to get in the garden, although never tried when my dogs were present. I would definitely go back to this cottage, location has the wow factor!

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay & would love to return, lovely location & property."

    The Brown Chairs/Sofas could do with replacing as they are hard & not comfortable.

    Reviewed by Gary3.8Aug 2022

  • "We came as a family of 5 and 4 dogs and we all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!"

    The cottage was clean and very well equipped, having two sitting rooms came in very handy. Being surrounded by cows, sheep and chickens was lovely and a great noise to wake up to. My son loved feeding the horse, in fact I think it was the highlight of his holiday! Sian was very friendly, without being intrusive and loved hearing about the history of the cottage. Would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by Kelly4.1Aug 2022

  • "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 Sheila4.4May 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 Sue5.0Apr 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 Nina5.0Apr 2022

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

    Reviewed by Martha5.0Mar 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 Amanda5.0Mar 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 Gillian5.0Jan 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 Sue5.0Jan 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 Irene5.0Dec 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 Simon5.0Nov 2021

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

    Property was enclosed which is great for dogs

    Reviewed by Harry4.4Oct 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 Linda5.0Oct 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 Suzanne5.0Sep 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 Debra5.0Sep 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 Melissa4.4Aug 2021

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

    Reviewed by Sherrie5.0Aug 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 Cathy4.4Jul 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 Yvonne3.8Jul 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0May 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 Sue5.0May 2021

  • "Amazing cottage in a beautiful location."

    Fantastic for the dogs.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Mar 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, fantastic quiet location."

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

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Oct 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 Sue5.0Sep 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 Ray5.0Aug 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 David5.0Aug 2020

  • "A beautiful tranquil space to unwind."

    Reviewed by Carolynn4.7Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful holiday"

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Mar 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 Nicholas3.8Feb 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 Steve4.4Feb 2020

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

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Nov 2019

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

    I would highly recommend this holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 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 June5.0Sep 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 Tricia5.0Sep 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 Caroline5.0Sep 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 Diana4.7Sep 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 Tracy5.0Aug 2019

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

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Jul 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 Colin5.0May 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 Olga4.4Mar 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 Jean5.0Mar 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 Leslie5.0Mar 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 Selina4.4Feb 2019

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

    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 Hl4.7Jan 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 Suzanne5.0Dec 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 Michelle5.0Oct 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 Jill5.0Oct 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 June5.0Oct 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 Etith5.0Sep 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 Viv4.4Aug 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 Julie5.0Jul 2018

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

    Reviewed by Florence5.0Jul 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.5.0Jul 2018

  • "2nd shower room very small."

    Reviewed by Susan3.8Jun 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 Kathy5.0Jun 2018

  • "Very comfy cottage, stunning views."

    Excellent enclosed garden.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2018

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

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4May 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 Tamara5.0Apr 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 Debora5.0Mar 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.

Families and friends that love the outdoors should look no further than Tyn Y Gorlan, set within 12 acres of private land.

The cottage offers two cosy sitting rooms, both baring comfortable sofas, TVs and welcoming fires to enjoy when you're not out exploring the Snowdonia National Park.

The spacious kitchen and dining area provides guests with all of the equipment you will need during your stay.

The ground floor of the property is complete with a stylish shower room.

Upstairs, there are four immaculate bedrooms view breathtaking views of the surrounding land.

A family bathroom featuring a freestanding bath and shower with body jets completes the accommodation.

Why not make the most of your surroundings, take a seat on the patio and enjoy the far-reaching views over open countryside towards Abersoch and St Tudwal Islands and the beautiful Lleyn Peninsula.

The seaside town of Criccieth is just a short drive away and is one of North Wales' most beautiful and popular tourist destinations.

It offers a good range of shops and restaurants as well as beautiful scenery and a majestic castle.

There is also a lovely beach for everybody to enjoy.

Also nearby there is the fantastic seaside resort of Porthmadog with its beautiful beaches and wealth of activities to do.

Walkers and cyclists will love Snowdonia National Park.

Tyn Y Gorlan is a delightful cottage in an excellent countryside location.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas