"The sink in the kitchen was leaking the bath tub is cracked and leaks and there is no bath mat meaning you have a constantly wet bathroom floor."
There is a distinct lack of glass wear, a cottage for 6 adults only has 3 wine glasses, the rest are plastic which I was quite surprised by.
Generally the place just needs a bit of TLC to be comfortable again. The location however is excellent. If you are not too bothered about having a lot of creature comforts then it is a good place to stay.
"The cottage NEEDS a deep clean."
There was hair on all the bedding,dust bunnies under beds and sofas,dust in wardrobes, hair in bathroom, toothpaste marks in the bathroom, bathroom fan covered in dust, bathroom radiator very dirty, stairs carpet dirty, the kettle was very dirty and lots of limescale inside, toaster was not cleaned, no peeler in the kitchen, not enough plates and glasses, some pots and pans had burnt inside, kitchen cabinets dirty inside,dirty cutlery. The garden needs some attention as well. Only 2 logs for the fire place we have stayed on other places with plenty of logs left for the guests. No guest book provided. We found it a bit cold in the cottage only with the central heating on - fireplace kept us warm. Sofas were comfy. Beds were comfy. The radiator in the bathroom was not working but was fixed quick. No parking in front of the property but plenty of space on the high street. Great location but it is a shame it was so dirty.
"Dirty bedding and generally unclean, it could do with a professional deep clean."
The parking is none existent and a real pain with a large family with young children trying to find overnight parking. The facilities provided in the cottage are really good and the location is excellent just a shame it is so unclean.
"The cottage was nice."
The attic room especially. The whole cottage appeared superficially clean when we arrived. How-ever, it soon became apparent that it hadn't been cleaned properly for months. A let down for a nice place. The main problem was the appalling communication by Sykes.Any emails I sent were ignored (& the first was sent in early March 2020, before the Covid crisis) We had to alter the dates from Oct 20 to Sept 21. I called Sykes every day for 3 weeks before some-one answered the phone even trying the emergency number. I called them on 2 other occasions & also had long waits to speak to any-one. This could not have been all due to Covid. It is being used as an excuse.Totally unacceptable.
"The cottage was dirty the outside patio was covered in weeds some at least 1 foot tall."
There was a gas extraction fan from next door straight into our patio. We Arrived Friday a maintenance man turned up. Saturday he was back again. Monday a man just turned up to put bins out no warning. Tuesday he brought them back in to the garden. Wednesday a lady let herself in the front door again no warning she was coming. Friday the maintenance guy was back again no warning.
"The house is in a perfect location, very close to a picturesque lake."
We took advantage of the lovely weather to paddle board, swim, and enjoy watching the sun set over the lake with a cold beer. I cannot recommend this place enough
"The place is in a great position and would be five star if it was cleaned."
It is quite disgusting.
"The cottage is very nice, but it could be soooo much better."
As per previous comments in the property guest book, it desperately needs a deep clean, especially under beds and sofas, on top of wardrobes, and the bathroom fan. We were forced to do a lot of cleaning ourselves when we arrived, which really isn’t acceptable especially in these COVID times and August premiums (over £2000 for 10 nights). Even so our 4 legged friend often appeared covered in dust and dirt. Also previously mentioned, the external doors are difficult to lock, and 2 of the bedroom doors do not close properly, and the bathroom door handle is very difficult to operate from outside the bathroom. Time spent on maintenance is much needed. I could spend considerable time writing an extensive list of maintenance suggestions.
"The cottage was overall very nice and we had a wonderful staycation!"
. The location is fab with the lake only a very short stroll down the street. The wood burner is a lovely feature especially on autumn/winter rainy nights! My partner was really pleased with the internet speed and sky TV! The reclining sofa was a real bonus for our tired & weary legs from walking up Snowdon! The cottage is cosy and comfortable and the kitchen is clean & is really well equipped for home cooking. The bedrooms are bright & airy with comfortable beds and nice quality bedding & bath sheets. The welcome doggy hamper was also very much appreciated by Daisy our Jack Russell!
We do have several suggestions but please note these are not major critisms. The internal door leading to the living area does not close & swings open which gets a little annoying & you have to wedge it shut. The blinds also look a little tired and the yard at the rear could do with a little spruce up, although I do appreciate we visited in Oct and we had quite a lot of rain!
All in all a great stay and if we are to visit the area again we would be sure to try and book Snowdon View!! Thank you
"A really great short break, fantastic cottage with everything we needed to hand, superbly comfortable beds and couches and ideal location just off the High Street for all shops and food outlets."
Parking was no problem at all, if no space available outside then there are plenty of spaces either on the High Street or on the public car park about 50 yards away and free overnight from 4.30pm until 10.00 am.
The problem we had with keys was sorted straight away through Adam and his caretaker Andy who also sorted out a minor leak on the sink for us so a great many thanks to both.
Just a superb cottage with every amenity one could ask.
"The cottage was very cosy and comfortable, and we particularly liked the attic bedroom which was very quaint and peaceful."
The cottage is in a great location for shops, pubs and restaurants in the village centre (we thought the Peak restaurant was especially good - but currently only open Wed-Sat). We also found Llanberis an ideal base for travelling around all corners of northern Snowdonia. However don’t expect to be able to park in the street outside as there are only 3 spaces and some vehicles never seen to move! But there is a cheap car park 3 mins walk away by the lake (accessed down the one way street opposite the end of the road), with no charge at all after 16.30 and until 10.00 the following day at the time of our stay, and £1 per hour up to 3 hrs max at other times). However I think the charging hours probably extend in peak season. Having said all this, we found the road outside the cottage quiet enough to be able to stop for a few mins on “double yellows” to unload upon arrival.
"The location of the property is excellent, we were very lucky to have w hole week of Welsh sunshine which helps a lot."
The kitchen is very well stocked with equipment which really helped us and makes a change from very limited equipment with the expectation you will be eating out. Lake Padarn is stunning and a great place to sit with early morning tea and a book and just enjoy the view
It would be beneficial to know that the street parking is for 3 cars in a street of 30 houses so highly unlikely to get any parking. We did have trouble with the front door and the lock which was a challenge to open and leave the house. The house itself could have done with a good clean especially due to C19 and emails from Skye cottages advising of additional measure in place this seem to skip Snowdon view.
"Not quite up to Sykes usual standards."
Single downstairs room kitchen/lounge is smaller than expected. With four it was Ok but six would be a squeeze. Property is clean, well decorated and equipped apart from little things like not enough glasses, v small bins for recycling. Patio is a bit of a mess and not particularly pleasant to sit out in with the back gate not secure. Being right in the centre of Llanberis it’s great for access to Snowdonia, but very noisy late into the night and parking is a nightmare.
"The accommodation was just what we needed."
It was well furnished and clean.
The little touches were good.
We would definitely stay here again.
"A well-equipped clean cottage in a beautiful setting."
A great place to stay - lots of places of interest nearby. In blustery February, the cottage was warm and welcoming - including a doggy welcome pack. We found the beds to be very comfortable. Whilst there is no parking outside the cottage, we easily found parking nearby. Would recommend.
"Good location of the property is an advantage."
Shops, pharmacy, restaurants are all a minute from main road. We spent very nice moments and we are highly recommend to others.
"Was a perfect spot for us and our walking weekend, cottage was warm and cosy had everything we needed!"
"Great location, very clean and cosy."
"We really enjoyed our holiday cottage and found the location to be absolutely brilliant."
I found the booking process and following information sent to me by email to be thorough and helpful.
Will use again.
"The rubbish hadn't been removed from the previous guests and rats or birds had got in the bags as the wheelie bin was full."
The compost bin was also stinking so our first 10 mins in the place were spent with marigolds on having a tidy up. The owner sent someone to remove the loose bags but the wheelie bin and compost stayed as they were until we left. We moved the bin back into the alley where according to the instructions it said it should stay. But otherwise, a nice cottage which was clean and comfortable.
"The cottage was the perfect base for a trip up Snowdon."
It had everything we needed for the weekend and the location was brilliant. Slugs do come in so keep your shoes off the floor though!
"Nice house, great location"
"Great little cottage, ideal for a weekend break climbing Snowden."
Good facilities and close to all that Llanberis has to offer.
"Lovely and comfortable home for our stay."
Great location and really easy check in and out with the lock box. Communication with the owner was really easy.
A lovely extra to feel more comfortable would be to include enough toilet role for the weeks stay and bin bags.
"Lovely little cottage in a perfect location - close to shops, pubs and restaurants."
Very clean and the facilities in the cottage were excellent. The only 'issue' we had was with parking. On a summer weekend with beautiful weather we never found any free street parking close by(other than that in the High Street which was limited time during the day). We found ourselves having to pay for parking in town car parks (not cheap), though we did eventually find somewhere we were able to park for free about 10 minutes walk away.
"Kitchen-we had to wash all cutlery and crockery before we could use it; this had obviously not been checked before our visit."
Even worse, there was snail trail (yes-you read that right!) on the chopping board and pedal bin. Downstairs windows and exterior doors were filthy.
Garden/Yard - we were fortunate to have lovely weather, but could not sit out along with all the rubbish left by previous occupants, broken chairs, weeds, rusty buckets and flies. This really needs attention.
Bathroom and bedrooms were fine (apart from drawer fronts coming off).
I can provide pictures, if needed.
"Exactly as it Said."
"Excellent property in the middle of Llanberis on the door step to so many walking routes."
It was great that we could take our dog too making no this a very enjoyable break in lovely cosy surroundings.
"Location and facilities were excellent"
"We all thought the house was very charming, cosy and clean."
It is also ideally located for exploring Snowdonia National Park.
"Snowdon View is a fantastic holiday cottage, the owners have really put a lot of thought into their guests."
The cottage is located in the heart of LLanberis with easy access to the lake, Snowdonia and shops. We will definitely be returning.
"The central location of the house was great for us."
The house has everything you need. It was very comfortable and cosy.
"It was so, so nice to come back to such a lovely cosy cottage as our base."
The log fire is spot on and the provision of games kept us particularly entertained! Thanks so much for providing us with the perfect home for our mini break, it really topped off the perfect holiday!!