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Gyda'r Llif

Llanystumdwy near Criccieth, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1075367)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "This was a delightful cottage in a lovely setting, opposite a river."

    It was cool in the hot weather due to its thick stone walls. We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and the location was great for visiting many places on the Llyn Peninsular, and beyond. We can recommend the Swn-Y-Mor cafe in nearby Criccieth, along with Criccieth, for its little town and shops, coast with the wonderful backdrop of the Snowdonia mountains. The Lloyd George Museum in Llamystumdwy is worth a visit too, as is Lloyd George's grave, on the banks of the river, opposite the cottage. A lovely, welcoming cottage in a beautiful location. Thank you.

    Glad to hear you were able to remain cool in the cottage during that very hot spell and thank you for taking the time to leave such great feedback. We’re really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Gyda’r Llif and had fun exploring the local area. Diolch yn Fawr. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2022

  • "A beautifully restored cottage very comfortable and a quiet area."

    Parking outside the cottage. Very conveniently located for visiting places in Lleyn, Snowdonia and also walking the coast path. Useful local shops in Criccieth and a Dylan’s restaurant. A very enjoyable holiday. Gill.

    Reviewed by GillianJun 2022

  • "A really lovely cottage in a great location."

    The cottage was extremely clean and has everything you need. The owner contacted us just after we arrived to ask if everything ok and to contact him if needed. Which we thought was really nice. The location is great for visiting all the beaches. And river and woodland walk just across the road was great for our dogs. We will come back.

    We’re really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Gyda’r Llif & appreciate you taking the time to share your positive review with potential future guests. The river walk just opposite the cottage is a favourite place of my dog too, Diolch yn fawr. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful place we loved it and we were so sad to leave."

    The location & facilities were perfect. Beautiful Walks enjoyed by us 50+ years old and our two grandchildren 8yrs & 4yrs just loved it. Definitely recommend going to rabbit farm and local chinese takeaway lovely. Local beaches beautiful whatever the weather and river walk so pretty.

    We’re pleased that you loved the cottage and enjoyed all that the local area has to offer. The river walk is one of our favourites too. Thank you for leaving such positive feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2022

  • "Beutifully appointed cottage with first class facilities and the owner could not have been more helpful sorting our little difficulty."

    We have already recommendind it to friends.

    We’re pleased to hear that the cottage met with your expectations and thank you for your kind review Stephen. You and your friends will be welcome back anytime. Diolch yn Fawr. Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2022

  • "Gyda'r Llif is a lovely cottage that i would have no hesitation in recommending."

    The cottage is warm, cosy and right opposite the river with a lovely woodland walk. The rear yard is enclosed and ideal for dog owners. Paul the owner was very helpful and prepared to answer any questions i had.

    We’re pleased that you enjoyed your stay and thank you for taking the time to leave such positive feedback. Being dog owners ourselves, we understand how important it is to know our pup is safe at all times and we created the rear garden with that in mind. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DarylApr 2022

  • "Lovely, lovely cottage, a real home from home."

    Paul, the owner was extremely helpful and always available for any query. We loved the location and would not hesitate to recommend. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2022

  • "As regular cottage holiday bookers, this was one of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    Great location, great cottage and perfect consideration of what the visitor needs. You can park right outside the property and be walking along the river in seconds. Great location to explore North Wales, Snowdonia and the LLyn peninsula. Cottage owners were super helpful, we'll certainly be back if we are staying in the area again.

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2022

  • "Wow! What a lovely little gem of a place!"

    a great base for lots of beaches. What a lovely rest we've had. Cottage spotless :)

    Mr And Mrs KettleFeb 2022

  • "Just returned from a 3 night stay at this stunning cottage (very envious)."

    Highly recommend this property for exploring the llyn peninsula, easy to get to, parking beautiful walks, pub near by, beaches near by and a comfy cozy cottage to return to after a day of exploring. very clean, very comfortable beds, well equipped kitchen, enclosed garden for dogs. Will definitely return soon!

    Mrs GriffithsJan 2022

  • "We had a wonderfully relaxing stay in this cottage at October half term."

    The cottage itself was spotlessly clean on arrival. The décor is modern and fresh, with period features such as the interior stone walls and fireplace, and framed pictures of the area. The kitchen was well-equipped, there was plenty of space and the beds were comfy and generously sized. The woodburner created a cozy warm atmosphere in the evenings. I wish we could have stayed longer! The cottage is in a great location - the only sound at night is the river running by - you feel secluded but also within easy reach of the amenities of Criccieth and the attractions of Snowdonia. The David Lloyd George museum is 5 mins walk away and worth a visit. The cottage owner was extremely helpful with a couple of practical queries, and he also recommended some beautiful local walks, along the river (the leaves were stunning in October) and also a coastal walk that started from the front door. This area of North Wales is very dear to my heart, with a lot of family history. I would highly recommend this cottage as base to explore this wonderful part of the world.

    Reviewed by RhiannonOct 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Gyda'r Lliff, the cottage is newly renovated and more spacious than the photos suggest."

    We had our dog with us who loved the walk along the river opposite the front door. The courtyard garden is secure for the dog and we enjoyed sitting out there in the sunshine listening to the birds. Llanystumdwy itself is such a brilliant centre location for visiting the beaches of the Llyn Peninsula and the Snowdonia mountains. It's easy to self-cater, the cotrage has all the cooking utensils you need and there are supermarkets in Porthmadog and Pwllheli. Plenty of takeaway options too, near enough for food to still be hot when you get it home. The beds are a little firm as another reviewer had mentioned, possibly because they are so new. Top marks to the housekeeper, the place was absolutely immaculate (I have very high standards and often have to clean a holiday let when we arrive). A note to the owner: the sealant in the shower is coming loose

    Reviewed by AndreaSep 2021

  • "1) The main double bed was outragiously uncomfortable."

    ... To such a degree that we left a day early so that we could get a good night's sleep. A hard base with a thin inadequate matress. The worst bed I've ever experienced on any holiday..... Must be replaced. 2) Added to that discomfort was the uncomfortable lounge furniture and the metal chairs in the rear garden area (no cushions).... My back will take weeks to recover. 2) No corkscrew !!! 3) Should have a cafetiere Could be a brilliant cottage, some good points, but serious comfort neglect and lacks finishing touches.

    Thank you for your feedback. You’ll be delighted to know the soft memory foam mattress has been sent back to the manufacture and replaced with a luxury pocket sprung mattress to match those in the twin room, which we trust will fulfil the requirements for a wider range of guests comfort and back support needs. The garden chairs have cushions for guests to use as they require. They are of the high quality Hartman brand and match the garden furniture set. Whilst they are waterproof, we request that they aren’t left outside 24/7 in an effort to ensure they are in the best possible condition for guests and that’s why they are stored inside. I am sorry you could not locate these. Our sincere apologies regarding the mattress - all of our other guests have loved our recently restored Welsh cottage and enjoyed using it as a base exploring the beautiful setting near the river. This review is very disappointing for us. As owners it’s extremely important to us that the comfort and cleanliness of the accommodation is of the highest standards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "We had an absolutely amazing week in this little cottage."

    Cottage itself was clean, and everything was as good as we could have hoped for. Lovely location to go west or go into Snowdonia. A beautiful walk right outside the door along the river-our dog was so happy! The blu ray player was a bonus to entertain the kids a few evenings. A guest book to get ideas of where to go may have been helpful. Local pub under new ownership seemed better than reviews online suggest. Definitely hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by CliveAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in immaculate condition."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, cottage has been beautifully restored and is very comfortable. Some bigger pans and a wooden spoon would be useful when cooking for four! We always got parked outside . We can recommend the area having stayed in the same village last year.

    Reviewed by IJul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay last week at Gyda'r Llif cottage."

    The beautiful thick stone walls meant the lounge remained cool despite the 30degC temperatures and was a sanctuary from the heatwave. The lighting of the back yard added to the ambience and we really enjoyed watching the bats flit around the trees in the evening. The front of the cottage faces the river and you can hear it when lying in bed. Across the road is a trail up the river with stunning walks and river beaches you can paddle into. All in all a stunningly restored character cottage in a wonderful location with walks on site and nicely located to nearby beaches.

    S TaylorJul 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x King room, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate available
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.4 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: There is a Good Housekeeping bond of £300

The property

Criccieth 1.7 miles.

Nestled in the small village of Llanystumdwy, near the glorious seaside resort of Criccieth, is this charming stone-fronted terrace cottage, Gyda'r Llif.

Set over two storeys and sleeping up to four guests, Gyda'r Llif is an idyllic dwelling for a family or group of friends to explore the beautiful sites of North Wales, with easy access to Snowdonia National Park and the colourful village of Portmeirion.

As you approach the property, you will find roadside parking available, before unloading your bags and stepping into the delightful cottage.

Be welcomed into the homely lounge, with traditional exposed beams and stone walls adding character, and look forward to cosying up with loved ones beside the warmth of the woodburning stove whilst enjoying your favourite film.

Cater for the group in the fully-equipped kitchen, which also has a handy dishwasher and washing machine, and enjoy the fruits of your labour around the dining table as you toast to a wonderful holiday.

When night falls, guests can travel up to the first floor where there is the option to retire to a King or twin bedroom, each decorated in soothing blue tones reflecting the town's seaside heritage.

Completing the first floor is the contemporary shower room, where guests can look forward to freshening up for the day ahead in style.

Enjoy a morning coffee and your favourite book at the lovely dining table on the enclosed patio as your canine companion enjoys slumbering in the sun beside you.

Guests at Gyda'r Llif can look forward to a variety of things to see and do right on their doorstep in Llanystumdwy; from beautiful woodland walks, taking the children to visit the animals on the sweet Rabbit Farm, enjoying adrenaline-filled fun at the Dragon Raiders Activity Park where there is paintball, quad biking, and Segways on offer, or visiting the neighbouring town of Criccieth's landmark 13th century castle, which stands remarkably overlooking the town.

If you can tear yourself away from the seaside charm of Criccieth, just a short drive away you will find the coastal town of Porthmadog, home to a good selection of shops and attractions and a magnificent harbour.

Rail enthusiasts will have found their haven at the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway, an extensive all-weather interactive railway heritage center and miniature railway.

Venture further and make a stop at the charming village of Portmeirion, known for its stunning coastal views and its vibrant colours and architecture.

Wander through the Central Piazza explore the lush woodlands, purchase souvenirs and trinkets at the welcoming independent shops, and treat yourself to a delicious meal at Castell Deudraeth.

Gyda'r Llif is the perfect home away from home that will leave you wanting to return again and again!

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

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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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Note : Please note there is a good house keeping bond of £150.

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