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Morfa Bychan, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 15298)



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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
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Reviews & Ratings

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Delightful house ."

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

    Reviewed by EileenOct 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 AnnSep 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 JohnSep 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 DianeAug 2021

  • "Lovely location and comfortable house"

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 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 ClareJul 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 AliceJul 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 AndrewJul 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 LynnJun 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 HelenJun 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 GraemeOct 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 StuartAug 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 DianeAug 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 JohnOct 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 DianeJul 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 WilliamMar 2019

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

    Location short walk to the beach is perfect

    Reviewed by EdwardDec 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 PaulSep 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 EmmaAug 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 AndrewJul 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 RuthJul 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 JohnApr 2018

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

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by ElunedSep 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 PeteSep 2017

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

    Perfect for children,

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 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 AndrewAug 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 MichaelJul 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 HerewardApr 2017

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

    This made for a wonderfull holiday for the whole family.

    Reviewed by ThomasAug 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 MarionAug 2016

  • "Beautiful cottage and gardens in a superb location."

    There were many little touches which made the cottage seem like home.

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2016

  • "We liked the position and size of the property."

    It had everything we needed and was a homely, comfortable and spacious house to stay in. It was close to the beach and nice and quiet too. The garden area is fantastic for children as its large but safe. A perfect stay for us and we would definitely return and recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2015

  • "In a peaceful setting with easy access to the beach."

    It had a large garden for children to play in. It was roomy accommodation with plenty of space for eight of us.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2015

  • "The property felt like a home from home, we really enjoyed our time there."

    Being so close to the beach was very good as my 2 year old niece was on holiday with us.

    Reviewed by IngridJun 2015

  • "Lovely views and a cosy cottage which was very spacious for 6 of us, we all had our own space."

    In a great location with a stunning beach 10 minutes away, had a really enjoyable beach walk. It was very relaxing, and despite the weather we found plenty to do in Porthmadog, & Sky TV was a good plus! Will definitely go again!

    Reviewed by JacquelineMay 2015

  • "A superb location, within a few minutes of the beach which was very sandy and safe for our young grandchildren."

    The golf course across the road was ideal for son-in-law and the Wales Coastal path provided us with some lovely walks. Ideal for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by MoragAug 2014

  • "An ideal location for touring North Wales and yet within a few minutes walk of a small secluded beach."

    The splendid beach at Black Rock Sands is a few minutes in the car but it is worth driving because you can take the car onto the beach. The rest of North Wales is within easy reach with Snowdon being about a 45 to 60 minute drive. Porthmadog is two miles away with a Tesco supermarket although there is a good sized Spar shop and Post Office in Morfa Bychan itself. Porthmadog is the starting point for the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways which share the new platform at Harbour Station. Both of these lines are well worth a ride and are highly recommended. We all agreed that we would have no hesitation in booking Gwelfor again.

    Reviewed by RonaldAug 2014

  • "The cottage and it's facilities and location were perfect for our needs."

    If we play golf in the same competition next year, we will certainly be looking to stay there again!

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2014

  • "The location is particularly good with easy walking access to the beach, a quiet unspoiled beach."

    It was also central for the whole area which was beautiful. The house suited our purpose perfectly, being a mixed family group, with enough space indoors and lots of space outdoors for the children to play. It was warm and homely accommodation. We loved it and would use the same house again.

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2013

  • "The size of the accommodation and garden were brilliant, just right for a toddler, parents and grandparents."

    The location of this particular cottage was excellent for amenities and the beach. The cottage had a really nice family feel to it, you didn't feel like you couldn't touch anything. Having two separate lounges was a bonus, one for the TV and one as a playroom.

    Reviewed by LeeJun 2013

  • "Location fantastic."

    The cottage was comfortable and cosy. Sykes and the owners were fantastic to deal with, great service and very friendly.

    Reviewed by JamesDec 2012

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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.


  • 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, 2 x TVs, 1 with full Sky and 1 with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 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.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas
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