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Pen y Groes

Llithfaen, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1008969)

4.1

(15 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Generally good."

    Cottage was a bit damp and musty on arrival..ok once heating estabished.Also found difficulty switching on water, lights and so on till we discovered anonymous instruction book only later. Main reason for choice was proximity to Y Fic serving food only to find they had stopped food some time ago.

    Reviewed by ThomasMar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Remote and beautyful area. Very peaceful. Love the fireplace. Local shop and pub for drinks just 2 steps away. Only was missing hoover :)

    Reviewed by GintareDec 2021

  • "Very comfortable for our week's stay."

    Kitchen was well equipped and very clean.

    Reviewed by DianeOct 2021

  • "Lovely spot."

    Previous comments about a damp problem remain relevant, although fortunately this didn't impact on our health. Aside from this, rather an excellent cottage!

    Reviewed by NJul 2021

  • "Excellent location and cottage to stay in"

    Reviewed by AdrianJul 2021

  • "When we arrived at the cottage and opened the door we were met with the very strong smell of damp coupled with the strong smell of air freshener."

    Our children had 5 separate holidays cancelled over the course of Covid which was no ones fault but this holiday meant so much to them. They didn’t complain to us about the smell otherwise we would have immediately left! but their twin room was actually the worst. There was a sagging ceiling with yellow stains above where the drawers are and the smell of damp was truly overpowering. The lounge too was very smelly with black mould stains up the wall behind the tv. We felt unable to put anything in the cupboards draws or wardrobes as they were all very pungent. We managed to stay for 6 out of the seven nights we stayed out of the house for as much of the day as we could, but on the 5th day it finally it got too much and affected our chests and so we agreed with the children and we left early the next morning. We complained to Sykes who said had contacted the owners and they asked if we had any photos as evidence?? And when we said no they never got back to us! In my mind us having no photos should make no difference we book EVERY holiday we go on with Sykes! Never have we complained before. Never have we had reason to either! We just wanted them to visit the property themselves and address the 4 rating until the health & hygiene standard of the property was brought up to scratch but sadly we had no further response. We felt that to be very upsetting and unacceptable. I am afraid that the owners must know there is a damp problem as their are cheap plastic dehumidifier units in the twin room and the lounge, aside from the obvious sagging ceiling and black mould so to allow people to go to the house without sorting the issue in so unfair on all their guests. Please between you address the problem before someone else visits as it’s really awful to have your holiday ruined especially after all everyone’s been through. Thanks

    We appreciate the time taken for you to leave your feedback. We are sorry that you did not raise any concerns during your stay so that these could have been investigated at the time. This has now been done. Unfortunately the house was affected by damage to the neighbour's roof during winter storms. Full external remedial work has been carried out to resolve this but due to the various lockdowns, repair to some internal damage has been delayed and will be completed as soon as possible. The property could not be occupied during a large part of the pandemic but we endeavoured to keep the house aired and freshened. Having stayed in the property ourselves we are confident in letting it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2021

  • "Thank you for the bara braeth and milk on arrival."

    The holiday home was cosy and tastefully decorated. Homely and well equipped. Chilly on arrival but warmed up after using the lovely log burner and occasionally the electric heaters. It is well located for the beautiful Lynn peninsula.

    Reviewed by LindseyMay 2021

  • "I was dissapointed that there was no where to let the dog out other than a tiny garden with slate rather than grass."

    Although the cottage was dog friendly the area around was not. The only place she could run was in the mountain area or a car journey away.

    Thank you for your feedback. The village benefits from several footpaths and a bridle path, all easily accessed by foot. We are so sorry that you were unable to locate them during your stay. The Llithfaen Heritage Trails on the Tafarn y Fic community website is a great place to get inspiration for local walks. There are also books, maps and information on nearby walks inside the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by GailOct 2019

  • "The cottage we stayed in was absolutely beautiful."

    Easy to find, helpful that Skye’s provided more directions as the sat nav couldn’t find exact postcode. Everything was made easy and straight forward. Thankyou for a gorgeous stay! We will definitely return! x

    Reviewed by ElizabethSep 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely charming , really well equipped and scrupulously clean."

    We particularly liked some of the ‘cottagey’ features that had been incorporated. Another important factor for us, the bed was very comfortable. It is also ideally located for dicovering the Lleyn. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by LesleyAug 2019

  • "Fantastic holiday home which we found to be immaculate throughout."

    Great location for exploring the Llyn Penisula. Pub and shop nearby, a quiet retreat after a busy day exploring. Would love to come back!

    Reviewed by LynseyAug 2019

  • "We book Pen Y Groes back in October 2018 having looked forward to our hoilday we were so disappointed when we arrived on the cottage."

    The property is situated on a very busy road we had only been there a short time and the constant flow of cars and buses passing the cottage was a hugh shock. Having taken our dog who was totatally petrified to go out into the garden at the front, the bench also in the front garden was nothing like the picture when we booked it, should have been white!!! . We felt the pictures were very deceiving so much smaller inside and out the expected. The only views are from the bedrooms unless you like to look at the end of a gable end wall opposite of someones house and the stop sign whilst sat in the front garden!!! We couldnt stay in this property and had to find another property and pay for!!! which we did thankfully was amazing. Would recommend for anyone to always check on the location of any property we feel that the road should be mentioned which it wasnt shown on the picture when we booked it, but it is now!! Pictures been retaken!!!!

    We understand that at the time of your arrival there was an unusually high level of traffic as a result of a traffic collision causing diversions through the village. It is such a shame that this was your first impression of what is usually such a peaceful location. We are happy that the size and location are accurately represented. It is unfortunate that the cottage was not right for your needs and we are pleased that we were able to provide some reimbursement. Property Owner

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2019

  • "The information about our chosen location was good and gave a general overview of what we could expect once we got there."

    We didn't experience any problems with the cottage, and all the facilities were of a high standard and in excellent working order, with clear instructions given. The local people were really welcoming and friendly, with a lovely community run shop next door to the cottage that everything we needed, including warm croissants for our breakfast!

    Reviewed by ChaniJul 2019

  • "A very small cottage not for two couples."

    Badly fitting sliding door into the minute shower room no privacy, sitting on the toilet you could see into the main bedroom!! The basin was so small you could not lean over it. No cupboard in 2nd bedroom 5 coathangars and no hairdryer. A busy road, corner cottage with bus stop right outside the house. There is a small slated patio area with a rusty double seat on one side and recycling bins on the other. The views are lovely but you need to step out the gate to enjoy it. No peace because it’s noisy with traffic! However, it was clean, well equipped, comfortable beds and quite central for getting around. I am not in the habit of complaining but I should have done more research. Will know for next time!

    The owners were sorry to hear you didn't fully enjoy your stay but are pleased you found the cottage clean, comfortable and well equipped. The housekeeping points will be attended to. The owners are disappointed how the bench has weathered and will also be attending to that. The village location provides easy access for the shop, local pub and exploring the Llyn. The cottage is on a side road and traffic tends not to be disruptive but by its nature the village centre doesn't offer complete seclusion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eileen JenniferJun 2019

  • "We found Pen Y Groes clean and comfortable, the kitchen is well equipped, beds comfortable and the cottage has a very good shower."

    Pen Y Groes is ideally situated for exploring the Llyn area, we discovered beaches and enjoyed some great walks. However, the cottage has a problem with damp and we discovered black mould present on the fireplace wall behind the chest of drawers. This caused issues for my mum, who has copd and resulted in a trip to the doctor. The owner should look to rectify this as it is detrimental to health, as well as their property.

    Thank you for your feedback, the owners are very sorry to hear about this issue and are attending to it straight away. Unfortunately nothing was reported to us during your two week stay and the owners were unable to resolve any issues. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LynnApr 2019

  • "Beautiful interior design, very clever use of space, the kitchen is really well equipped and the sitting room is very comfortable, and cosy with the log fire going."

    Bedrooms lack enough storage for clothes, but as only two of us we used the spare as well! The bed was very comfortable, slept extremely well. Shower room is tiny, but large cupboard has room for all toiletry essentials, and the actual shower was excellent. Would be useful to have something to dry damp things on especially if you've been swimming or walking in the rain etc, but as we only needed to dry our daily towels we hung them over the bannisters. I wouldn't recommend it for four adults because there's no second toilet, and limited clothes storage. But it was great for us, and we liked the location very much too. Community shop next door has good stock and friendly service, and you can reach every area of the Llyn very easily. Information packs very helpful - and a friendly text when we arrived was a charming welcome! A really good cottage, well designed and maintained. We'd certainly book with Menai again.

    Judith OughtonOct 2018

  • "Cottage was well located for exploring the area."

    Inside it was cosy and comfortable, with good views from the upstairs rooms. Internet was speedy and the cottage featured everything one might need. Note that the bathroom and shower are ultra compact so some maneouvreability is needed to navigate them. The kitchen could have done with a little more storage space, but other than that the place is perfect. There is so much to do locally that we barely scratched the surface in a week.

    Aug 2018

  • "Petit mais bien aménagé, confortable et idéalement situé."

    Aug 2018

  • "Cosy, very tastefully decorated cottage in great location for exploring Llyn peninsula"

    Jul 2018

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower, wash basin and WC
  • Kitchen/dining area with underfloor heating, electric oven and hob, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, microwave and toaster, dining table with 4 chairs
  • Sitting room with sofa and chair, poufee, wood burning stove, TV, DVD player and a selection of local guides, books, games and DVDs
  • Slated front enclosed area with garden bench, off-road car parking just 20 yards from the cottage.
  • WiFi, wood burning stove, initial supply of kindling and logs, electric oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, TV and DVD player, books and games, under floor heating
  • Linen and towels included in rental, electricity included in rental
  • Pub, local shop and playground close by
  • 10 minute drive to amenities in Nefyn
  • 1 well behaved dog welcome.

The property

Pen y Groes is a homely and inviting holiday cottage with a wood burning stove, attractively furnished with a mix of antique and modern pieces accented with stylish fabrics - perfect for returning to after a fun-filled day.

This charming character cottage in the heart of Llithfaen village, with its own vibrant community-run pub and village store, is the perfect base for exploring the many delights of the Llyn Peninsula and for those seeking a traditional Welsh getaway. Relax and unwind the minute you step through the front door into the open plan lounge/ kitchen area with it’s under floor heating. Return after an action packed day to curl up on the sofa to watch some TV in front of the wood burner, a welcome addition on a chilly evening, or when it’s warmer, the seating at the front of the property provides a perfect spot to watch the sunset with a glass of wine. Next to the sitting room is the well-equipped kitchen where you will find all the essentials required to whip up a delicious home cooked meal before settling down with your loved ones to discuss the day’s events and plan the next day’s walk or beach day. Alternatively take a short walk to the community run pub with a playground right next door - ideal for the children. At the end of the day, climb the carpeted stairs to the first floor where you will find two sweet bedrooms, a double and a twin.

Serving these two rooms is the bright shower room with WC and basin. Llithfaen is one of the highest villages on the Llyn Peninsula and is close to the stunning and magical Nant Gwrtheyrn, the National Welsh Language and Heritage Centre, which is located at the foot of Yr Eifl. Why not take a walk and visit this secluded village built in Victorian times and enjoy a coffee in Cafe Meinir, soaking up the amazing views and history of this special place.

You can also access the stunning coastal footpath or walk up to Tre'r Ceiri, an ancient hillfort going back to the Early Bronze Age.

Visit some of the breath-taking beaches and coves dotted around the Llyn Peninsula.

Just a short drive away is Porthdinllaen beach, home to the famous Ty Coch Inn, voted one of the top ten beach bars in the world.

This part of Wales is incredible with unique culture and mythical heritage with some of the best visitor attractions, such as, the Italianate village of Portmeirion, an adrenaline-filled ride on the Velocity Zip Line or an afternoon of family fun at Greenwood Family Park.

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About the location

LLITHFAEN

Nefyn 4 miles; Abersoch 12 miles.

The small village of Llithfaen is one of the highest villages on the Llyn Peninsula, enjoying some of the best views around due to its location on the slopes of the Yr Eifl mountain range. The village boasts its own community-run village shop and local pub, which was established in 1988 and offers a friendly welcome. Llithfaen is very proud of its Welsh heritage with the Welsh Language and Heritage Centre and restaurant located just up the road at Nant Gwrtheyrn, which also has a pebble beach. The pretty coastal town of Nefyn lies 4 miles away, sitting atop sweeping cliffs, and is home to a fine, two-mile stretch of sandy beach, popular with families, along with a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants. The village is also within reach of the amenities of the popular towns of Pwllheli, Abersoch and Caernarfon. In nearby Porth Dinllaen is the Ty Coch pub, voted 3rd best 'beach bar' in the world in an online feature in June 2013. The coastline around this region is dotted with castles and coves, while fishing, sailing and water sports are all available. The Snowdonia National Park is 25 miles away, with its dramatic scenery and abundance of superb walks. With its proximity to such a wide range of destinations, this area makes a superb base for a break in North Wales.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas