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Bwlch Yr Awel Cottage

(Ref. 953608)

Penygroes, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent holiday cottage, very well equipped and a home from home."

    The owner has thought of everything and was even on hand if needed. Would love to stay there again. Even the weather was perfect.

    Thank you for your review, it was a pleasure to meet you both. Hope to see you again in the future. Atb Ian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Bwlch yr Awel cottage."

    The hosts are very lovely people who keep the cottage super clean and comfy. It's location is perfect for exploring the national park while still being only 20 minutes from Caernarfon. When we return to viist the national park next year we will be looking to book the cottage again.

    Thanks for your review, we appreciate you taking the time. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Atb Ian and Jill Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, spotlessly clean, the owners really look after you providing everything you need for your stay including tea, coffee, sugar, milk and biscuits."

    Thanks for taking the time to review our cottage. It is always nice to know our guests are happy with the property. Atb Ian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great cottage, warm and comfortable,within easy driving distance to attractions, shower failed but owner sorted it the next day."

    Would go back again, home from home.

    Pleasure meeting you both, glad you liked the cottage. Hope to see you again in the future. Atb Ian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Sep 2023

  • "Spotlessly clean and all the facilities anyone would need, and more."

    Loved the decor. A very good welcome pack. The bed was comfortable but a bit cramped to get in and out of on one side. We are an elderly couple and hence the lounge settee and chairs were too low for comfort and they were hard after a time. Hence we needed to double up on the settee cushions to sit one person comfortably and then all the scatter cushions were used on one chair to make the other comfortable seat.

    Glad you found the cottage clean and that you enjoyed the welcome pack. A pity you didn't mention the need for extra cushions as I would have been able to find you some. Nice meeting you both All the best In Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Sep 2023

  • "Excellent cottage for a week of sight seeing in North West Wales."

    Great location and the cottage was very comfortable. I'd stay here again!

    Thank you for your review, glad you liked our cottage. We would be happy to see you if you come back to this area in the future. ATB Ian & Jill Property Owner

    Reviewed by Aled5.0Aug 2023

  • "The owner, Ian, went out of his way to ensure we were comfortable."

    This was our 3rd visit to this cottage, which shows how lovely it is.

    It was a pleasure to see you both again. I am glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again in the future. ATB Ian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2023

  • "I really enjoyed my stay at this cottage."

    It was clean and comfortable and very handily situated for travelling the local area. I was not troubled by traffic on the main road. The host was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0May 2023

  • "I was very satisfied with the friendliness and concern of the owner, particularly when the weather deteriorated."

    The cottage was clean and welcoming and just what I and my grandson needed.

    Thank you for your kind review. It was a shame the weather prevented you from doing all that you planned. I'm glad you liked our cottage. All the best Ian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beatrice5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Bwlch Yr Awel Cottage."

    It was a very quiet and peaceful location and the cottage was well equipped and comfortable. The owners who live next door popped round to check everything was okay shortly after we arrived, but left us to our own devices for the week. It was nice to see only mountains and some sheep as our view from the back of the house. Although there is a main road to the front of the property we noticed very little noise. All in all an ideal place for a quiet break and I would happily return.

    Thanks for your review, we always like to make sure our guests are comfortable and are pleased you enjoyed your stay. We will be happy to see you should you wish to return All the best Ian and Jill Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2023

  • "Conveniently located for touring the area."

    Cottage was very well equipped, clean and comfortable. Hosts live nextdoor to the cottage and were very friendly and helpful without being intrusive.

    Thank you for your kind comments. It was a pleasure meeting you and we hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "Everything was great just the shower was a bit poor as it didn’t have much power and kepted going cold"

    Thank you for your review. I am glad you liked the cottage although I can't deny the shower is not super powerful. It was nice to meet you all. All the best Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property will first class it couldn't be faulted but you failed to point out that it's on a very noisy road we noticed it more because we live on a quiet drive."

    But everything else couldn't be faulted we had a couple of visits fromy the owner just checking on our welfare which I thought was vary nice. Thank you 5a brilliant stayou.

    Glad you liked the property, it was a pleasure meeting you. I always like to ensure that our guests are happy with the property, nice to know it is appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.7Jul 2022

  • "Would have liked a brighter light in double bedroom as wife has poor eyesight otherwise propery is excellent value for money."

    Thank you for feedback. We are glad you liked our property and found it good value. Hope to see you again All the best Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent cottage very good facilities we enjoyed our stay left two small vases ..."

    Excellent cottage very good facilities we enjoyed our stay left two small vases for Ian to display on the mantlepiece hope he likes them

    Thank you for your gift, it is nice to know that our efforts with the cottage are appreciated. We are glad you had a good time All the best Ian and Jill Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage cosy and comfortable very well equipped with in easy reach of ..."

    Lovely cottage cosy and comfortable very well equipped with in easy reach of places to visit/shops owners Ian and Jill live next door there if you need them for anything really lovely people highly recommend thankyou so much for a lovely stay

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. It is nice to know that you enjoyed your time in our cottage. All the best Ian & Jill Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Jun 2022

  • "Wonderful place to rent with all amenities in the cottage."

    All the tourist attractions and fantastic beaches were not far. The landlord Ian stays next door and is a lovely person. He came to say hello as soon as we reached and explained everything about the cottage and did recommend few places to visit and eat throughout our stay. Would highly recommend to stay in this cottage. Loved everything about the cottage and views from the property.

    Thank you for your feedback, it was nice to meet you and your family. I am glad you liked the area and hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nirmal5.0May 2022

  • "We have been to this property twice and would recommend it to anyone."

    It is spotlessly clean and has everything you need for a very comfortable stay and the owner who lives next door is very pleasant and helpful. All in all 10 out of 10

    Thank you for your kind comments. It was a pleasure to meet you again and I look forward to seeing you in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amy5.0May 2022

  • "Dont like 4pm arrivlal great stop for mid wales site seelng"

    Thanks for your feedback. Our cleaners still clean to covid standards and requested the check in time to guarantee the property is cleaned properly prior to guests arrival. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leslie3.4Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was a home from home, very warm and comfortable, the beds were amazing, its in an ideal location, for the coast and sightseeing."

    Ian the host gave us lots of local information. Will book again. 5 Star.

    Thank you for your kind comments, it was a pleasure to meet you . We look forward to welcoming you again. All the best Ian and Jill Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lilian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Thanks, we had a lovely week at Bwlch Yr Awel cottage."

    What a great base to explore North Wales and all it has to offer, including beautiful beaches, stunning mountains and imposing castles. Weather was amazing all week, we would have taken that for our Summer holiday! When we visit North Wales again we would try and book this property again.

    Thank you for your review of our cottage and for leaving it so tidy. We are glad you had a good time and would be happy to see you again. All the best Ian and Jill Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Apr 2022

  • "Cottage was very cosy and warm, home from home."

    owners were very obliging. Not too far from porthmadog. lovely part of wales, lots to visit inc portmeirion which is stunning. would,nt hesitate to book again as this cottage has everything you need. Thank you to Jill and Ian. friendly helpful owners.

    Thank you for your comments. We are glad you liked our cottage and had a good time. Look forward to seeing you again Ian & Jill Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Mar 2022

  • "The cottage really was lovely."

    I wasn't expecting it to be so nice inside but it had everything we needed and was really cosy. There was also plenty of free space in cupboards for our food as well as a freezer, some places we have been have only had one tray. Cleaning products were supplied too which were much appreciated. The location was great as it was on the main road, this meant not getting stuck on any smaller one way roads. We could hear a little of the traffic at night but only if we opened the window. We were able to visit Anglesea, Conwy, Caernarfon, Harlech, Porthmadog, lakes and mountains around Snowdonia National Park amd Greenwood's family fun Park which rained most of the day but we still had fun. Lots of waterfalls. We recommend getting Welsh Herritage, especially if you can use your Tesco vouchers as it's then free to visit Conwy, Caernarfon and Harlech castles. We have 2 children aged 4 and 7, they both loved everything, the cottage and the places we visited. It rained a LOT of the week but we went out everyday most days 9 till 6 ish. Just take wet trousers and lots of coats and hats and you don't notice. We also got to see rainbows and when the sun did come out the area looks even more spectacular. 100 percent worth it in any weather.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Oct 2021

  • "A very well presented, clean and comfortable cosy cottage."

    Was perfect for our short trip only wish we could have stayed longer. Had everything we needed and easy to check in and out.

    Reviewed by Zeinab5.0Aug 2021

  • "Property had everything we needed, was well positioned for exploring the area with a nice courtyard for sitting out in the evening."

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2021

  • "We throughly enjoy our week away staying at this property as our base."

    The holiday cottage is in a perfect position to visit the lovely beaches around the Llyn Peninsula and head inland for walks in Snowdonia National Park. We were lucky enough to have sunshine and amazing sunsets all week. The accommodation is clean, nicely decorated and has everything a family needs for a week away. The owners live next door to the property and were very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Fleur5.0May 2021

  • "Very central to everything cottage was excellent evry thing u needed"

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2020

  • "Exceptional holiday cottage experience."

    Friendly and helpful (but not at all intrusive) host. We would stay here again without hesitation. Book with complete confidence.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2020

  • "A Covid safe property we felt extremely safe in this cottage, the owners have thought about everything for the visitors wellbeing , we loved it and can't wait to go back."

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Aug 2020

  • "Very clean and tidy cottage in a quiet area, within easy driving distance of a dozen great sights and activities."

    The owners are friendly and happy to offer local advice. Would recommend to anybody seeking a relaxing getaway.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2019

  • "We have Just had a wonderful week in this lovely property."

    Which was very clean and Comfortable.The kingsize bed was also very comfortable. The provision of a smart TV was appreciated instead of just free view..Everything we needed was in the property Thank you.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very nice cottage ,,,enjoyed our stay very much,,,,,good kitchen and equipment,,,bed very comfortable,,,would stay again."

    Reviewed by valerie4.7Jun 2019

  • "The cottage was clean and tidy, beds were very comfy, we enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Apr 2019

  • "The couple who own cottage live next door are absolutely lovely friendly and are more than happy to help if needed."

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Feb 2019

  • "Very welcoming and helpful hosts."

    Standards very high and we had a lovely stay. Would definitely recommend this accommodation. Thanks!

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jan 2019

  • "The cottage I stayed in was absolutely lovely and true to the photos shown on the website!"

    I will definitely be using Sykes again and I would happily return to the cottage, it was like a home from home!

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Oct 2018

  • "We loved the cottage."

    It was very complete. The host was friendly. The house is extremely clean. Our kids did not want to leave the cottage. Thank you for the wonderful experience and memorable holiday in north wales!

    Reviewed by Jun Joy5.0Oct 2018

  • "What else can l say, excellent cottage & location."

    ..The owners, had thought of everything, thank you...

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2018

  • "Nothing to say except what a wonderful holiday"

    Reviewed by C5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was amazing!"

    There was everything we could possibly need, and more!!! The owners really had thought of everything! In all honesty it was like home from home

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Aug 2018

  • "I've never stayed in a place so very well appointed - we spent all week trying (and failing!"

    ) to find something the owners hadn't thought of. Was a little worried about the busy road, but it was not like living opposite the M25, and hardly noticed it. As well as a great touring base, I discovered several walks, and there is also a cycle path which I think runs into Caenarfon.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Aug 2018

  • "Brilliant holiday cottage and perfect for families."

    Ideally situated for days out as you are not far from other areas. The hosts were lovely and looked after us really well and the corrage has everything you need, even a washing machine. We would definitely book again at the same cottage and will be recommending highly. This holiday has by far exceeded our expectations.

    Reviewed by R5.0Jul 2018

  • "A lovely property, recently refurbished and we went there in a heat wave."

    What is there to not to like? It was an excellent booking. The owners Mr & Mrs Harrington live next door and greeted us on the Saturday and subsequently went to considerable trouble to ensure that everything for our visit was just so.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2018

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  • All ground floor: Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Oil central heating and electric fire
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, slim-line dishwasher and washer/dryer
  • Smart TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVD's
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Rear courtyard with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Note: the property is for families only
  • Note: Although accommodation is arranged all on ground floor, there are internal steps, including two steps up to the shower
  • Note: Cottage is situated close to the main road, some road noise will be heard.

The property

Penygroes 4 miles.

This delightful single storey, semi-detached cottage, dates back to 1834 and is attached to the owners own home, occupying a roadside position within the little hamlet of Pant Glas, on the fringe of the Snowdonia National Park, North Wales mid way between Porthmadog and Caernarfon.

The cottage is ideal for friends, a family or indeed a couple and provides an excellent base for exploring all North Wales has to offer.

Tastefully furnished to a good standard throughout, you’ll feel welcomed the minute you arrive at this property.

The well-appointed sitting room has comfortable seating and a relaxing atmosphere and a dining area, equally ideal for a family meal together or a leisurely breakfast, both of which can be prepared in the modern, well-equipped kitchen.

Two bedrooms, a king-size and a twin provides flexible sleeping arrangements and memory foam mattresses will ensure a comfortable nights sleep, both serviced by a modern shower room.

There is parking for one car at the front of the cottage and a lovely rear courtyard with seating, providing an ideal place for you to relax and enjoy a glass of something at the end of the day.

Perfectly located for exploring this beautiful area of North Wales, with some wonderful walks on the doorstep and some great cycle routes close by.

Criccieths sandy beaches and ancient castle are seven miles away and the popular resorts of Abersoch and Pwllheli are easily reached, all well worth exploring, with many miles of sandy beach and water sport opportunities.

The Royal town of Caernarfon is ten miles away and well worth a visit, whilst the Isle of Anglesey provides a great day out.

Within driving distance is the Italianate village of Portmeirion, the wonderful Snowdonia National Park, the harbour town of Porthmadog, home of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Steam Railways.

There really is something for everyone in North Wales and Bwlch yr Awel Cottage can be enjoyed at any time of the year and provides an ideal base.

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About the location


Llanberis 8 miles; Caernarfon 6.5 miles.

The lovely quiet village of Penygroes is situated around six miles from the historic castle town of Caernarfon, bordering the Snowdonia National Park with beautiful scenic walks and mountain views easily accessible. A good selection of shops, cafes and pubs are available in the village and the wider local area is full of restaurants and activities such as golfing, swimming, tennis, surfing and horse riding to name but a few. Plas Dinas Country House is also nearby, which is home to some great history as well as The Gun Room restaurant. The beaches on Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula can be reached in about half an hour, while the beach at Dinas Dinlle is just a 10-minute drive away. Nearby, Caernarfon is home to Caernarfon Castle, which is well worth a visit, with further shops and cafes available, as well as steam train trips. Portmeirion is also a short distance away, featured in the TV series ‘The Prisoner’. Just 8 miles away is the Welsh Heritage centre which has a licensed cafe at Nant Nwrtheyrn with magnificent sea views from it's decked dining area. Beddgelert is a very attractive village, surrounded by the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, with a fabulous arts and craft shop, and several pubs. Well worth a visit if you are in the area.

Please note - the property is available for families only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas