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Morfa Bychan, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "We loved our stay."

    Perfect for a 3 generation family - space to be together but also space for 5 mins quiet in the very comfy chairs and sofas. The children (big and small) enjoyed watching the golfers from the windows. They also really enjoyed the toy/ book box (thank you). We have to say that the kitchen was the best equipped we have ever experienced - and we have experienced a few! There is everything you could need and more besides and we never ran out of crockery or cutlery. Fabulous location with easy access to a beautiful, safe cove or walking routes. Calvin (the owner) talked us through everything before arrival which was refreshing, helpful and appreciated. He was very responsive during our stay to a minor technical hitch, which was sorted quickly. Great stay despite the somewhat dodgy weather :-)

    Reviewed by Nichola4.7Mar 2024

  • "Lovely property."

    Spacious and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Amazing cottage, perfect location, wonderfully helpful and communicative owners!"

    From booking to the call from the owner the night before with helpful and useful advice on directions, what there is to see and do in the area, where to eat to a wonderful family holiday with our four foster children who are extremely difficult to cater for due to a range of challenging disabilities. All six of us had a wonderful time and we will definitely book again!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great communication from Calvin."

    We found the location to be ideal just a 5 minute drive from the centre of Portmadog. The property was very spacious and accurate as described. Very clean with all amenities required for our short stay.

    Thank You for the feedback Donna. We're glad you had a lovely stay and appreciate you keeping in touch for access and departure. Thank you also for leaving the house in such a tidy state, it always helps the busy cleaning teams keep to their schedule. We'd love to have you back again sometime. . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great property, wonderful location, facilities as described and beautifully presented."

    Thank you so much for the feedback but also for leaving the house in such a clean state. It was a pleasure having you stay in Gwelfor and look forward to having you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "Gwelfor is a lovely place to stay in a super location."

    The house accommodated 8 of us very comfortably with ample space. The house is clean, bright and very well equipped. We would definitely stay again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Well equipped cottage with plenty of utensils, and place settings so you didn't have to run the dishwasher before every meal."

    Great layout so all of our 3 generation family could have their own space if needed. Good location lovely beaches even in a wet December.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Dec 2022

  • "This is a great place for a family holiday."

    The location, only 10 minutes walk from a beautiful beach, is excellent. The house is roomy, comfortable and well-equipped and the owner was helpful, friendly and went out of his way to facilitate a VERY last minute booking.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful 2 weeks even though it rained quite a bit."

    The cottage was comfortable and cosy with plenty of room for us all. One of the best things was being so close to the sea. We enjoyed walking down to the beach through the golf course and over the dunes.

    Reviewed by Christina4.7Sep 2022

  • "Wonderful location for young children - safe garden to run around in and easy short distance to a beautiful beach."

    Property was spacious and very serviceable. Lots to do around here - beaches, mountains, castles and trains.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a wonderful holiday we had with our grandchildren ."

    The house was everything we could have wished for , spotlessly clean nice bedding and comfy beds and very well equipped kitchen , we were short of nothing . The outside space was perfect for family lots of space to eat and play . The boys spend the majority of the week outside and we had all our meals outside as the weather was beautiful. The area around the house was great for us as two of our family love a game of golf and the rest of us love the beach and swimming in the sea. We will be returning and will be recommending to all our friends .

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Aug 2022

  • "We loved the house and the area."

    What a great location easy walking distance to a beautiful beach and delightful views. Lots to do in the area need to return to do so more. The house was well equipped and suited all of us children and adults. Nice neighbours. Great patio area for BBQ evenings. The house was as clean as I hoped it would be with all the equipment to maintain it. The owner was very helpful. Would go again and recommend to any body both the house and Sykes holidays. They made the whole process easy and trouble free.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely house, perfect for an extended family to have a holiday together."

    The garden is very big, we had a good game of rounders on there, it also has a large patio area with table and chairs, which we took advantage of in the sunny weather. We had a great time, thank you.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2022

  • "Well equipped kitchen, plenty of living space, and a great patio which we were able to use every day."

    Lovely outlook across the golf course. Easy walk to the beach, and a bar, shop and fish and chip shop within 10 minutes walk.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great house and location perfect."

    Short walk to beach and new beach club bar/restaurant. 2 minute drive into Porthmadog itself. House has everything you would need with large patio and great enclosed garden, large enough for any outdoor games. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0May 2022

  • "We had an excellent holiday based at Gwelfor."

    It's a lovely house with very comfortable sofas and beds. The bedding and towels were best quality and beautifully clean and fresh. The kitchen is well stocked and the bathrooms have good efficient showers. Gwelfor was also an excellent base for exploring the beaches within walking distance and plenty of beautiful places to visit by car. We would love to come back here again. The owners were very helpful and recommended lots of outings to chose from. I would just mention that for anyone with mobility problems you need to be aware that the stairs are rather steep.

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0May 2022

  • "After a shaky start we had a lovely week."

    It's a great house and would be fantastic in summer with its big garden and short walk to the beautiful beach, which was still nice in the winter. I had best mention the bad points though. We had to contact the owner by phone to ask how to turn on the heating. He has to do it remotely, so if the thermostat won't go above 7 degrees that's what you have to do and hope he's not away on business like he was when we tried to contact him about the key. The upstairs of the property never really got warm even by the end of our stay. The kitchen was clean on the surface, but inside the cupboards and drawers needed a good clean before we could use them and the inside of the freezer was mouldy; it must have been turned off at some point over the winter and I think someone must have burst a bottle of wine in it because it looks like there is frozen wine in the bottom. The grill pan was dirty and had a old food on it from a previous occupant. We couldn't work the grill (that could be my fault) but there were plenty of frying pan alternatives. Finally, the built in fridge doesn't get cold enough for food so the welcome milk soon had to be thrown out. It looks like other people have had this problem because the worn thermostat control looks like there have been plenty of attempts to make it colder. There is another fridge though, so use that one for food and the other for making drinks slightly chilled. Other than that the kitchen was very well equipped and we really did have a good time!

    These are all very valid comments and highlight the fact that some of the standards fall below what i would expect our guests to experience when they come to visit.This was the first booking we had since the New Year and i had forgotten to maximise the heating before the guests arrived so that was down to me not planning ahead. The fridges are now being replaced and all grill pans removed and replaced with New. Both the cleaners and the owners will address the shortcomings on cleaning and all radiators in the house re-balanced to maximise the heating. I am pleased you had a good time and hope that we can have you all back at Gwelfor in the future. Calvin Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.1Feb 2022

  • "Delightful house ."

    Spacious,well equipped, comfortable. Huge garden. Great location, ideal for families

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic position in a beautiful area we had a lovely get together of four friends."

    We all thoroughly enjoyed our week.

    Reviewed by Caroline Ann3.8Sep 2021

  • "Stayed here numerous times, and the house is excellent."

    The only negative was the amount of Daddy Long Legs, but that was down to the time of year

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely family holiday, fabulous position walking distance to beautiful beach."

    Gwelfor was a perfect base with all amenities to hand. Owner very helpful and knowledgable. Would certainly recommend

    Reviewed by Diane4.4Aug 2021

  • "Lovely location and comfortable house"

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was really comforatble and well equipped."

    It was big enough for all of us and the outside space was inviting and well furnished. A lovely beach was just a short walk away. It really made for a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage facilities were fantastic and the proximity to the beach was a real bonus especially during the hottest week in July."

    It doesn’t specify but there are actually two fridges in the kitchen if anyone was worried about fitting in a food delivery for the week

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Jul 2021

  • "Ideal property for our 3 generation group, with lots of space."

    Photos do not do justice to the garden, which is large and ideal for children to run about. The new patio and garden table and chairs are a real bonus. The property is well equipped and comfortable; The location is good, 5 to 10 minutes walk from a sandy beach and close to lots of places to visit.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2021

  • "It is a delightful, well equipped, comfortable cottage in a beautiful location, just a short walk from a beach with stunning views."

    The newly paved patio, with lovely new furniture, is a relaxing area for meals outside or just chilling! The owner is extremely helpful, offering suggestions of places to eat and visit. We would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jun 2021

  • "The owners were very helpful before our stay and gave us a wonderful holiday."

    The spacious house overlooking the golf course was even better than the pictures indicated with a large garden and patio area and everything we could possibly need inside the house. It was well located for the coast and Snowdonia and a 5 minute walk to either the lovely, secluded beach through the dunes and golf course or along the road to the village shop and fish and chip shop, with Porthmadog nearby for Tesco, Lidl and Aldi.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Communication with the cottage owner was excellent."

    Was very helpful and well beyond what we would normally expect in terms of making us feel comfortable, and letting us know about local amenities and attractions. The location was awesome too. The house itself was a good size and well laid out. The one thing (that the owner acknowledged) that we felt could be improved was the lack of recycling facilities for our waste. The best summary would to be say we would stay here again and recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Oct 2020

  • "Every thing about this cottage was perfect in every way even the owner when he came round was very pleasant and informative ."

    It was a bit strange having to book every thing before you could go anywhere due to Covid 19 but at the end of the day the cottage made up for it, being 10 mins walk from the beach and also the fish & chip shop . We will defiantly going back it was outstanding .

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Aug 2020

  • "During thus period of Covid-19 both Sykes and the property owner have taken extra steps to ensure safety and peace if mind."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2020

  • "We were aarty of 7 including 3 young teenagers."

    All ages felt the cottage was very suitable and well equipped. The younger members of the party were particularly impressed by the good wifi and Sky Sports. There were lots of little touches that were appreciated e.g. 2 fridges, plenty of cutlery, 2 TVs. The closeness to Samson Bay was a real plus.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2019

  • "The house and garden were exactly like the pictures on the Sykes website."

    Our party was a mix of 2 families, but there was ample space and we loved the garden. The owner was quick to solve a slight problem we had with a wasp nest! And was available immediately. The neighbours were also friendly and helpful. We loved that the house was neat and tidy, large, and not too "modern". Gwelfor is a great place to stay, the area is beautiful. The short walk to the sandy beach is pleasant and the views are spectacular. We are considering booking for next year.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2019

  • "This is a perfect house for an extended family group."

    It’s location is perfect, and almost everything has been thought about for enhancing a holiday stay, ( a pair of oven gloves would be welcome!) Even in poor weather it suited us very well indeed, but a summer stay with the proximity of the beach would be superb. Thank you for sharing this home.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2019

  • "Wonderful house ideal for large family or couple of families."

    Location short walk to the beach is perfect

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Dec 2018

  • "Well equipped and comfortable cottage, well located for Porthmadoc town centre and main roads."

    The cottage is situated in a quiet location on the edge of a golf course and it is only a few minutes walk down a footpath to the quiet, unspoilt beach at Sampson’s bay or a longer walk across the golf course to Black Rock Sands.

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Sep 2018

  • "A lovely, spacious cottage, plenty of room for two adults and four children."

    A clean, well equipped property, only really missing a hairdryer, but with little touches such as foil, cling film, kitchen roll and soap by every sink a very welcoming home for a week. Only downsides from our point of view are the wifi was very unpredictable, a bit of a let down for the teenagers, and there was nowhere to recycle on site.

    Reviewed by Emma4.1Aug 2018

  • "Fabulous location, we’ll definitely go back."

    Cottage was lovely, comfortable and big enough for all of us. We loved it and had a great holiday

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Jul 2018

  • "This house was well situated near Black Rock Sands, Portmadog, giving good access to the Llyn peninsula and Snowdonia."

    It was very quiet and excellent facilities for our enlarged family who were meeting for our Ruby Wedding celebration. We enjoyed good weather and had 2 outside Barbecues which were fun and comfortable with the outside furniture. Having flown from various places we were unable to bring much so a few more basic food commodities and perhaps picnic items would have been really helpful. However I would recommend this house as a base for a great family holiday.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jul 2018

  • "The heating system was a bit if a problem."

    We think it may have had an airlock because sometimes the radiators would come on and sometimes only the odd one. The last evening was colder than our other nights but we had no heating or hot water. There are signs everywhere asking you not to touch the system so we didn't. We left a note to this effect when we left. The smaller double bedroom could have done with a chest of draws to put away smaller items as we had to leave those in the suitcase which meant delving through everything each time. There was nowhere else to put them. Only one bedroom had a wardrobe, the others had open hanging rails. Could have done with towel rails in the shower room instead of one very small heated rail. Overall a great place for a holiday in a lovely quiet location and we enjoyed our staying the cottage. Apart from the above it was superbly appointed and clean. So much to see and do as well for all the family.

    Reviewed by John4.1Apr 2018

  • "Stunning house, stunning location, ideally situated for exploring North West Wales."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Eluned5.0Sep 2017

  • "The house was well equipped and the extra bottle of bubbly along with the Welsh cakes left by the owners was a very nice touch."

    Located in such a peaceful location with Samson's Bay beach only a few minutes walk down the lane. The section of coastal path round to Porthmadog was a stunning with fantastic views of the Moelwyn's & across to Harlech. Such a nice place will definitely be going back!

    Reviewed by Pete4.8Sep 2017

  • "Lovely holiday as usual at Gwelfor, great location, appreciated new kitchen equipment, towels, new central heating."

    Perfect for children,

    Reviewed by Angela4.6Aug 2017

  • "Lovely welcome pack on our arrival (tea, coffee, milk and a packet of Welsh cakes)."

    Very well equipped cottage. Sky tv and wi-fi was greatly appreciated. Plenty of room for 8 people. Great location.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.8Aug 2017

  • "A lovely big spacious property."

    The large grassy garden is ideal for holiday play activities. The public footpath to the beach is suffering from the effects of erosion, making it awkward for pushchairs.

    Reviewed by Michael4.2Jul 2017

  • "Excellent holiday home with position by beach a great selling feature."

    The house and setting exceed the pictures on the booking site.

    Reviewed by Hereward4.8Apr 2017

  • "The location snd facilities provided were beyond are expectation."

    This made for a wonderfull holiday for the whole family.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Aug 2016

  • "Wonderful location."

    Love Samson's Bay, near enough to walk to even with small children. Cottage lovely, but some cobwebs left in bedrooms and bathrooms, and a smell of damp in a couple of rooms and kitchen cupboards. Good cooker, washing machine and tumble drier - very useful. Nice to have Sky package and Wifi. Good showers and plenty of hot water. Lovely garden and ample parking space. Good communication with the owner, very helpful regarding activities in the area. I would have appreciated some basics provided on arrival as an immediate trip to the supermarket was essential after a long journey with little ones. We were mostly lucky with the weather and had a fantastic week. We would definitely consider returning to this property.

    Reviewed by Marion4.6Aug 2016

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with basin, 1 x double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over and basin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Separate WC
  • Ground floor WC
  • Fitted kitchen with breakfast table
  • Utility
  • Dining room with TV
  • 2 x sitting rooms with electric fire.
  • Full gas central heating throughout
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, condenser tumble dryer, dishwasher, 1 x Smart TV in lounge with Sky Q, and TV in dining room with Sky Q (basic entertainment packages from 15/10/22) WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent (excluding electric car charging)
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 6 cars/watercraft
  • Large enclosed gardens with lawns, patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk
  • Beach 10 mins walk
  • Access to members' bar at golf club next door - dress code applies
  • Note: BBQ not provided, but you can bring one with you
  • Note: Low door into kitchen
  • Please note that it is not possible to charge electric cars at this property, so we do advise that guests would need to identify electric car charging facilities in the local area, if needed

The property

A superb, semi-detached house, in a gem of a location overlooking the 1st green of Porthmadog golf course and less than 10 minutes' walk from the superb sandy beach at Black Rock Sands, on the Llyn Peninsula.

Furnished and decorated to a high standard throughout, this Morfa Bychan cottage offers high-quality family accommodation, with four charming bedrooms enjoying views over the extensive gardens and golf course, two sitting rooms, an airy dining room with double patio doors to the garden and a fully-fitted and well-equipped kitchen with a further dining area.

The gardens of this Morfa Bychan cottage offer ample space for the children to play and the adults to BBQ, dine and relax whilst enjoying views of the attractive gardens and countryside beyond.

The superb sandy beaches of Black Rock Sands and Morfa Bychan can be accessed by a short walk across the golf course and for those so inclined, a game of golf can be enjoyed with a 10% discount on green fees!

There are also superb walking, cycling and watersports in the immediate area and the famous Porthmadog steam train is just a short drive for a great day out.

A superb Morfa Bychan holiday cottage in a beautiful location.

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About the location


Porthmadog 2 miles.

The lovely village of Morfa Bychan is situated within a short stroll of the spectacular beach at Black Rock Sands, and is home to a local store, pub, fish and chip shop, a Post Office and an excellent 18 hole golf course. Just 2 miles away, set on the picturesque Glaslyn Estuary, is the bustling harbour town of Porthmadog, boasting an array of individual shops and restaurants, whilst being home to the Ffestiniog Railway and Welsh Highland Railway, where you can travel by steam train through the spectacular Snowdonia scenery. The village of Tremadog is close by with its pubs and restaurant, plus the pretty village of Borth-y-Gest, with its cliffs and coves, is within a short drive, while the celebrated and unique Italianate village of Portmeirion is within easy touring distance. Discover the majestic castles at nearby Criccieth, Harlech and Caernarfon, explore the slate caverns at Llechwedd, or try a day of sea, course, or game fishing in the area. An ideal location for enjoying all the attractions of Snowdonia and the beautiful Llyn Peninsula.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas