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Gyda'r Llif

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



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  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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4 Customer Review(s)

  • “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. ...

    ... 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.

    - David, September 2021

    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. - Sykes owner relations

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About 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!


  • 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

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

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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 £300.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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