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Rhos-On-Sea, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1040193)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect house for a large family group."

    Excellently equipped and well placed for walks to the beach and shops, or travelling further afield to Llandudno and Conwy. Would certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by Anne-marieJul 2022

  • "Wonderful property!"

    Lots of room for us all to either be together or apart, garden is stunning as well. We loved our stay and would definitely be back to stay again

    Thank you for your feedback and leaving the house so spotless too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AshleeJul 2022

  • "Genuinely a lovely place to get away with the family nice quiet home and things there for you to use as a bbq etc the only thing is you have to get bbq utensils we could not find any little things like that I found a bit weird, but the house was terrific you felt like it was a home and very comfortable there would happily recommend this place to anyone."

    Thank you for your feedback. We do provide a long handled fish slice, tongs and long kebab sticks. All items are in the kitchen and details given in the guidebook. Some garden cushions and BBQ equipment is in the cupboard above the fridge but there is a poster describing where everything is located eg a dog cupboard and a store cupboard for buckets, spades etc. Glad you had a great visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GordonJun 2022

  • "Great property with great facilities and cannot fault that."

    The only gripe really was the non availability of the outdoor bbq facility as had been indicated in the listing. We had been looking forward to doing a nice bbq as the weather was good and unfortunately the indoor grill was not really up to the task. Apart from that I cannot fault anything really and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a very beautiful house that combines the old structure of the house with all modern facilities inside and you certainly wont be lacking of anything whether you stay here in the winter or the summer. the 5 minute walk to the beach is great during the summer and the heating options of central heating, gas fire and log fires available will keep you nice and toasty during the colder months. I would certainly recommend this property to anyone and would love to come back again when visiting this lovely part of the world!

    Thank you for your feedback. We came to check the BBQ yesterday and found it did have gas and the reading shows it does, we will leave clear instructions for its use. It is a little old now and will be replaced at the end of the year. The indoor BBQ is not designed for heating huge amounts of food or being left to overheat. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AdnanJun 2022

  • "Great place for large family holiday."

    Facilities very good would certainly use again. Just one note about the fish food you have a visiting magpie who steals a few hearty meals from the feeder so the fish can be left wanting.

    Thank you for your feedback. Yes the magpie is a total thief. I was hoping the heron model would put it off but nothing works! Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarionJun 2022

  • "Glendough was a super house that accommodated three generations from 5 to 73 ."

    Really well equipped with everything we needed and plenty of space for all of us. So near to Rhos sea front it was ideal. We had a brilliant week ( with good weather) exploring the area. Grandchildren did want to go home.

    Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by HildaMay 2022

  • "This is a dream house to stay in as so much effort has been put into the property."

    The kitchen is unbelievable with it's beautiful coloured tiles and the colourful changing lights around the base of the units and in the skylight of the extension. Everything has been done to a very high standard and it is so close to the sea front of Rhos On Sea. This property is highly recommended.

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate your comments as we spent a lot of time and effort on the décor this year. Hope you will visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2022

  • "Lovely stay, second year in a row"

    Thank you for your feedback and we hope to see you again next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2022

  • "Lovely large property in ideal location, just a short walk from the front and town."

    Ideal for a family to use as a base for this lovely part of Wales. Everything provided for a great stay and dog friendly. Will be returning again.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our week at Glendalough."

    Lovely house, large and comfortable, in a great location.

    Reviewed by AllenApr 2022

  • "Great house , lovely time with family ."

    Owners lovely , left my phone ,so kindly posting will go back .

    Thank you for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2022

  • "Wonderful property!"

    From the minute we arrived, this felt like a lovely home-from-home. Everything was really clean, the bedrooms were spacious and welcoming, and we particularly loved the social space of the kitchen/diner and the cosiness of the front-room. In essence, the property has everything you need; whether that's sitting out in the garden enjoying a glass of wine, curling up in front of the fire or just taking a short stroll to the beach. Would definitely recommend!

    Thank you for your feedback. We have worked hard to constantly update and improve the property and your words mean a lot. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaMar 2022

  • "Only fault I could make with the property was the lack of a third bathroom/shower room when housing a group of 10 people."

    Other than that really well equipped and spacious house.

    Dear Guests Thank you for your feedback. We plan to put in a shower in the downstairs bathroom later this year meaning we would have three full bathrooms. I was surprised at your score for cleanliness etc as the house has just had a spring clean and been decorated and was 100% spotless when I left. We do request that guests remove rubbish on departure and report any damages. We arrived on your departure day to discover balloons, a blow up Zimmer frame, dog waste inside, and a huge amount of litter. The fish feeder was also damaged causing the pond to be flooded with fish food. This has caused a huge amount of damage to both the Koi carp and the filter and will take a long time to repair. We appreciate guests leaving the property as they found it and were very disappointed in this case. Photos have been sent to Sykes. Regards Yvonne and Hamish. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2022

  • "Very spacious comfortable and cosy property with a large kitchen and bathroom."

    Nice big lounge with large tv and gas fire which we had trouble lighting due to a temperamental ignition but when lit it was very warm. Only a short stroll to the promenade and sandy beach. Would come again in the milder weather when there is lots going on.

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2022

  • "Great holiday and location was perfect."

    Only criticism was the single bed with no slats. One of the children had to sleep on a mattress on the floor. However it was still a wonderful break and the weather was amazing for New Year. Plenty of places to eat outside so restrictions didn't affect us. Yvonne had left clear instructions, plus a lovely, welcoming email before we arrived. Tray of goodies much appreciated. We would definitely book again.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you had a great holiday and the weather was great for the time of year. Just like to comment that the single bed you refer to does not have slats as it has a proper sprung mattress base and a sprung mattress on top that you find on all high quality beds. We find this to be a long lasting solution as slats tend to be broken more frequently and we have had to replace 3 slated beds this year. We are sorry if you did not notice this was the case. Look forward to you staying again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ann MarieDec 2021

  • "We spent a wonderful holiday."

    The house is equipped with everything, a lot of space for 10 people, clean and comfortable. Plus polite and helpful host, You do not need more. Thank you Yvonne. It is perfect place for short break or long holiday during the summer or winter. Highly recommend!

    Thank you for your feedback and for leaving the house so clean too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by IskrenDec 2021

  • "Lovely, well equipped property."

    Nice location. Good contact with owners. Would definitely recommend

    Thank you we are glad you had a lovely holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoNov 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our break at Glendalough."

    Ideal location for our group of 9. House had everything we needed and will return if in the area.

    Reviewed by JuneNov 2021

  • "Glendalloch was very comfortable and all the facilities were excellent."

    It is very spacious so their is plenty room for everybody to move about. I am looking forward to possibly going again next year.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2021

  • "Or second stay here."

    Lovely big well equipped house...great communication with owner...we'll be back next year.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2021

  • "The cottage location was perfect - easy access to all the attractions in North wales and a lovely place to walk into Rhos on sea in a evening."

    The cleaners really let this place down and the lack of utilities in the kitchen. The tumble drier was filthy, the bathroom showers had mould along the silicone, there was other people's clothes in the dressing table in master bedroom, making you think a proper clean had not been done. (Pictures available) As the house 5 bedrooms the kitchen lacked a few basic items for a large family, who hoped to cook a few family meals - examples such as one baking/roasting tray, no Yorkshire pudding tray, no spare bin bags and no measuring jug... We have been using Sykes cottages for many many years and this is the first negative feedback given. Such a shame as the house is stunning but is let down by the cleaners.

    Dear Mrs. Owen. Thank you for your feedback and comment about the house being stunning. We have had previous feedback about our kitchen ware with comments such as "really good selection of kitchen ware", "kitchen really well equipped "etc. We cannot provide for all possibilities eg soufflé dishes etc. We provide many extra items above and beyond what is expected for self catering accommodation like washing powder, dog treats etc. The shower is not mouldy, but the clear sealant has discoloured and is due to be replaced in the off season. We are exceptionally sorry that clothes were found in the drawer and this has been mentioned to the cleaner. We do a thorough clean each visit and we are sorry if you felt this was not done to your satisfaction, but we strive to take onboard all your comments and thank you for the feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2021

  • "Another brilliant holiday at Glendalough."

    Clean, comfortable and welcoming. Everything you could want has been catered for suitable for all ages. Excellent location for all amenities and secure garden. Owners very approachable and caring. A wonderful find.

    Reviewed by RitaSep 2021

  • "Glendalough is an ideal house for a seaside holiday."

    There's plenty of comfortable space, the rooms are all a good size and it is in a quiet residential area. The beach and a snack bar are within a 5 mins walk and 10 mins to shops and other places to drink and eat. The Zoo is just a few minutes drive and Llandudno about 10 minutes away. Wouldn't hesitate to book again.

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2021

  • "Likes ,great location ,loads of space , well equipped ..."

    Likes ,great location ,loads of space , well equipped We found the property very clean And we had a lovely stay Slight niggles ,sofa in kitchen is tired , and single beds in back rooms uncomfortable spring mattress We bought a mattress topper

    Thank you for your feedback and the many kind compliments. All the beds except two were new last year. On closer examination we have decided to replace the two mattresses in the back bedroom as we appreciate that children love to jump on beds (having fostered 12 children) and they do get worn out quickly. Two new beds are arriving today. These are luxury Bamboo mattresses we ordered a while ago. Furniture items were delayed due to Covid but have now arrived and we are delivering them this week. We are also replacing the sofa in the rear lounge too as it has been subject to wear and tear too. We are constantly updating and improving the property and hope you will see these improvements next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2021

  • "Lovely property and only five minute walk to the seafront."

    Ideal family property with lots of space and really good selection of kitchen ware.

    Reviewed by JayneJul 2021

  • "The house was amazing - had everything we could possibly have needed for our week away and the welcome gifts much appreciated especially the doggie treats."

    Only one slight issue, no blinds on patio doors so the sun was a bit of a problem in the evening but a very nice problem to have had a by no means a complaint. Yvonne very helpful and replied immediately with a couple of queries I had prior to arrival- would definitely recommend and hope to visit again in the not to distant future

    Reviewed by CarolJun 2021

  • "Service from sykes fantastic."

    easy to use website, responsive to queries, " before you go" email with key code, directions etc very helpful. House great overall. Fantastic convenient location 2 mins from the sea and the town of rhos with cfes, supermarkets, shops etc. lots of child friendly attractions and walks nearby. Owners very helpful, responsive , easy to contact, Lovely big house, great garden to relax in, pond well covered, felt safe letting my children play in the garden. nice to have some children's toys, dvds etc to use. Kitchen really well equipped, lovely big fridge and freezer. However the house is starting to get a little tatty, the 4 single bed matresses are absolutely knackered, even my 3 yr old asked why there were metal circles poking into her. the dining chairs have temporary covers on them but are essentially perished and shed foam when you touch them. Possibly we just followed a very messy group but the house needs a really good clean. Kitchen and bathrooms were clean but there was quite a lot of dog fur round skirtings and in corners, old popcorn down the back of the reclining sofa, and someone else's dirty t-shirt in the downstairs bedroom behind the shelf. As others have commented the lounge smelt very "doggy" but once we rolled up and removed the rug it was fine, and the owner tells me she has already dealt with this since our departure. Overall we had a great holiday and would consider booking again.

    Reviewed by BeckyJun 2021

  • "Fabulous place to stay."

    All the home comforts and everything we could possibly need for our stay with children and pet!. Great location.

    Reviewed by KathJun 2021

  • "The accommodation was excellent."

    Very pleased.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "Good location short walk to beach and centre of Rhos on sea for facilities."

    Nice garden to sit out our granddaughter loved the fish in the pond. Very spacious house no small rooms and the kitchen was well fitted with everything you could need.

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2021

  • "Lovely midweek September break in this large well equipped property."

    Owner very helpful. Will definately be booking again.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2020

  • "Great property; clean; great location; Conwy is amazing, with some great little shops and a lovely harbour."

    Reviewed by DeborahSep 2020

  • "Hi its hard and unfair to give feedback though questions."

    So here we go , the property was large and this was brilliant for the kids and with it being old the walls were solid so we wern't bothered by the kids noise ,kitchen very well equipped, it's a very lovely property. Unfortunately there was a very strong smell of dog In the front room this was very unpleasant. My advice would be to improve the front of the property and make sure the cleaning team do a proper job, please don't take this the wrong way i believe in being honest. The above hasn't put me off and I would love to return.

    We appreciate all feedback and you have many positive comments and despite a low score say you would like to return. However I would like to point out that our property scored a 100% in reviews just two weeks after your visit with no mention of dog smells. We do accommodate pets and the front room is thoroughly cleaned by myself the owner after each visit. In light of your comments all the upholstery has been shampooed and the rug changed to further ensure there are no pet aromas. In our departure information we do request that visitors remove food and rubbish. Unfortunately you did not follow the requests and we spent over an hour removing sweet wrappers, hair extensions, crisp packets under mattresses and marshmallows behind beds. All the beach toys were scattered throughout the property and damage done to a light switch. This was the first time we have ever had to do so much clearing up after guests as all our other guests have been very respectful of the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MariaAug 2020

  • "Lovely house in great location and lovely garden."

    Friendly and attentive owner although not being dog owners ourselves found dog hair / smell an issue in some areas of the house.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2020

  • "We had a fabulous week in Glendalough."

    Very comfortable, spacious house. Lots of lovely touches such as a welcome tray (with tea, coffee, bread etc) and helpful dog equipment. We particularly liked the ‘disco’ lights in the kitchen and the dog-friendly, secure garden. The children loved watching and feeding the fish. Very friendly, accommodating owner. Great location, short walk to seafront and to a nearby nature reserve. Rhos On Sea is a charming resort, nice shops, cafes and takeaways. We would love to return!

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2020

  • "Unfortunately, due to unexpected circumstances only half our party were able to go but it was wonderful having all the space to ourselves in this lovely family home."

    A few minute from the beach and main attractions and a short drive to places of interest in the area. The weather was very kind and we all enjoyed our break and returned home relaxed and refreshed.

    Reviewed by RitaJul 2020

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor kinksize, 1 x double and 2 x twin
  • Cloakroom with basin, bidet and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with gas fire
  • Snug with woodburning stove
  • Hallway with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating, 2 x woodburning stove and gas fire
  • 2 x electric oven and gas hob, microwave, indoor barbecue, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, 3 x TV, DVD, WiFi and a selection of books
  • Highchair available
  • Fuel, power and wood for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking on drive for three cars and free roadside parking
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with furniture, gas barbecue and pond
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.3 miles

The property

An 1880's period property boasting traditional features intertwined with contemporary style, Glendalough is the perfect property from which to explore the coast of Wales.

Resting within the picturesque community of Rhos-on-Sea, this family-friendly property is a true delight of a dwelling.

Hang your coats in the porch and move through into the hallway where the woodburning stove awaits you beneath the traditional beams, with accompanying stain glass windows bringing character to the room, before entering into the open-plan living space; here colourful lights line the room, where an abundance of fantastic appliances sit.

The kitchen area is a true wonder, with the skylight letting in a flow of natural light, here you can enjoy an indoor barbecue before gathering around the table together to toast to a terrific holiday.

Relax into your evening on the reclining sofa in the room, or seek comfort in the sitting room where you can snuggle up in front of the gas fire and enjoy a film from the Smart TV.

If you're in pursuit of a quiet spot to yourself, the snug is a great space to delve into a good book as the warmth of the woodburning stove fills in the room and creates a homely ambiance.

At the end of each evening, the five bedrooms all offer an elegant spot to rest your head; choose from the ground-floor king size, perfectly suited to those less able, or make your way up the stairs where four more bedrooms await you in the form of a master king-size with its own en-suite shower room, a double and two twin rooms, all served by the impressive family bathroom and offering their own ample storage space to house your personal belongings.

The wonder of the property continues at its exterior, where an enclosed courtyard makes a lovely spot to soak in the sun and indulge in an outdoor barbecue, with the added excitement of a fish pond where you can even feed and touch them, something the little ones are sure to love.

Just a short stroll from the property will bring you to the excitement of Rhos-on-Sea, where a plethora of eateries can be found, perfect for any celebratory meal, alongside its beautiful beach, the Bryn Euryn Nature Reserve and a golf course, there's plenty to keep all ages entertained.

Nearby Colwyn Bay is well-worth a visit, with its Welsh Mountain Zoo, even more walking routes in its park and gardens and a picturesque promenade to roam, it makes a great day trip with a tranquil atmosphere.

Nearby Llandudno boasts a wide range of attractions including a pretty pier, botanical gardens, a ski and snowboarding centre and historical landmarks aplenty, or embark on a journey to Conwy to find an abundance of historic delights like no other.

Glendalough is an enchanting dwelling from which to spend quality time with your loved ones on the Welsh coast.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Colwyn Bay 2 miles; Llandudno 4 miles; Betws-y-Coed 18 miles.

The elegant seaside resort of Rhos-on-Sea is a coastal town in North Wales. With its picturesque harbour and relaxed atmosphere, it is the ideal location for a peaceful holiday. Situated in the shadow of the towering Bryn Euryn, with Penrhyn Bay to the west and Colwyn Bay to the east, there is plenty to keep everybody occupied. Energetic visitors can climb the 365 feet of Bryn Euryn and discover the fascinating hill fort 'Dinerth' at the top, while those who prefer a more relaxed walk can stroll along the promenade, taking in the beautiful surroundings overlooking the Irish Sea. Spend a day on the beach at Colwyn Bay, enjoying the abundance of water sports available at Port Eirias, where boats, kayaks and windsurfers can be hired. Take a boat trip out to spot seals, porpoises and dolphins, or enjoy a round of golf at Rhos-on-Sea's golf club. With lots to do close by, and beautiful Conwy Castle and the Victorian seaside town of Llandudno within a short drive, there is never a shortage of things to do in Rhos-on-Sea.

Region Information

The property has a £300.00 good housekeeping bond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas