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Dartans

Penrhyn Bay near Llandudno, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 30223)

4.8

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "Very roomy house in an excellent position, some of the external areas could do with upgrading/ improving, we never felt comfortable sat outside - wind dependent :) ."

    Overall we were very satisfied with the cleanliness and property.

    Reviewed by JasonApr 2022

  • "This was our first visit to Dartans and it certainly exceeded expectations."

    The property was immaculate and cleanliness obviously taken very seriously. The kitchen was well equipped, the lounge very comfortable as were the bedrooms. The view was spectacular and we did not find the steps to the beach too difficult even for two of the party in their 70's. We were aware of the building work next door but this was not obtrusive in any way. There were just two people on site, who were very quiet. Yes, as stated in the brochure, the ensuite shower was not the most powerful, but given all the other positives, it was of no consequence. I am pleased to say no-one in the in the party could find any negatives.

    Reviewed by WendyFeb 2022

  • "We enjoyed Our 3rd visit to Dartans - a 65th Birthday Treat - well worth waiting ..."

    We enjoyed Our 3rd visit to Dartans - a 65th Birthday Treat - well worth waiting for House was very clean and welcoming Sea Views still amazing - from Kitchen / Conservatory / Living Rooms / Bedrooms Weather was kind to Us - cold nights but sunshine in the day - just right for visiting nearby Beaches for Our Walks Builders were on site next door but not everyday - was not too much inconvenience to Us - We went with a Positive attitude that nothing would spoil Our long awaited Holiday Thank You Mark & Mo & Louis ( K9 )

    Reviewed by MarkJan 2022

  • "The holiday home was amazing!"

    Everything we expected and much more. The owners of the property were always on hand for any questions to be asked or problems to be solved, not that we had any. The property was much more spacious than we had thought and having the beach on your door step was just perfect for the grandchildren. We took our parents with us and my mum has lots of problem with her mobility which was another reason we picked this. The area is flat for walking with little cafes and shops around. We will definitely be going back again .

    Reviewed by LynDec 2021

  • "Lovely house, much bigger than it looks from outside."

    Fantastic sea & sun rise views. Had everything we needed for a brilliant holiday and easy access to Rhos-on-sea and Llandudno.

    Reviewed by KathleenNov 2021

  • "Excellent position having direct access to the beach."

    Perfect for families and pets. Could not fault this property, only thing is we could have done with a hairdryer. We had a memorable week celebrating our daughter’s 40th birthday with all the family and would definitely return again

    Reviewed by JacquelineOct 2021

  • "Loved every minute of are stay at this beautiful house"

    Reviewed by EllenSep 2021

  • "Immaculate house, wonderful location."

    This was our third visit .

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2021

  • "Wi fi very weak apart from that lovely big house very comfy every thing you need home from home"

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our holiday it is the third time we have booked this ..."

    Really enjoyed our holiday it is the third time we have booked this cottage it is a fabulous place would have booked again but the price for next year is way to much

    Reviewed by CliffordJul 2021

  • "The cottage location was excellent, it was so good to go to sleep with the sound of the sea , what we didnt expect though was to wake up to the sound of builders on the adjoining plot, it spoilt the experience for us as it is a lovely cottage with an enviable view but our privacy felt invaded and also it caused the dogs to bark a lot when we were on the patio,and we had to pass them every time we went down to the beach."

    Having said that we loved being able to look out to sea from the window seats and we were sure of a good night's sleep as the beds were ever so comfortable and the cottage was very clean and also the shower was great.All in all its a beautiful place for a holiday and the people are very friendly, would consider returning were it not for the fact that it looks likely that there may be shared access at the bottom of the steps onto the beach which may be a problem with dogs.

    Reviewed by HazelMay 2021

  • "Had a really wonderful time, what a beautiful home , saw seals everyday."

    We were all sad when leaving, we will be booking Dartans again next year.

    Reviewed by KarenMay 2021

  • "The position of the house is brilliant - the sea views are fabulous and the house is very spacious."

    I felt it needs a little updating as areas were tired especially in the kitchen. The table and chairs were serviceable. I think it needs some welsh touches and needs a warm welcome - even a small welcome pack would be good given the amount we paid.

    Reviewed by LynnSep 2020

  • "We enjoyed the sea views and peace and quiet."

    No crowds.empty beach!ideal for our young dog who had never been in the sea.he loved it!

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Dartans."

    Wonderful large house with stunning views over Penrhyn bay, watching the seals play in the sea in front of you - what is not to like! The photos and description do not do the property justice. Local chippy and Chinese were the best we have ever had, anywhere. We all said that we would definitely go back there again.

    Reviewed by IanAug 2020

  • "This beautiful house has plenty of space, fantastic views and direct access to the beach, perfect for a family holiday."

    Reviewed by NicholasAug 2020

  • "The house and the position it’s in is wonderful, we did find that the floors weren’t very clean and the front bedroom can be noisy from the road."

    We had a great week though and would recommend this property, we tried to book for next year but already full.

    Reviewed by LarraineAug 2020

  • "Fabulous house in an ideal setting for family holidays."

    The photos don’t do it justice. Would love to book this house again.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2020

  • "This is a lovely holiday cottage."

    The bedrooms are lovely, spacious and airy. The lounge is comfortable and homely and the kitchen is just fabulous. The rear terrace is a lovely space to sit and take in the unspoilt sea views and is peaceful and tranquil. We took our two border collies and they loved being there. The rear access onto the beach was fantastic. Also a well positioned hose to wash them down on our return from the beach. The beach is dog friendly and we met some lovely locals. The beach didn’t get over busy. The whole place was spotless and clean. It was everything we had hoped for. Will definitely return and highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2020

  • "This is a wonderful house."

    We had a fabulous time.

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2019

  • "Family of 10 over 3 generations all enjoyed our stay here."

    Would definately recommend

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2019

  • "Dartans is a " lovely welcoming holiday home"."

    Just spent a very relaxing week in Dartans, fantastic location, spacious, clean and a holiday home where every bed was comfy. We were lucky with the weeks weather so sat seal watching on the patio most days. Steps from the house down onto the beach were very handy for our 2 young grandsons and our dog who all love the beach. Parking on front drive for 3 cars easily. Our only let down was there was no "welcome pack" on arrival for Dartans guests i.e. tea, coffee, milk etc, this is the 1st holiday home that has not supplied these and we have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years. Would recommend Dartans to future holidaymakers.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2019

  • "Excellent location."

    Reviewed by WilliamAug 2019

  • "Our second visit to this excellent property."

    It is ideal for our three generation family to holiday together. The direct access to the sea is wonderful as is the sea views and seal sightings which we saw every day.

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2019

  • "Dartans is possibly the best holiday home we've ever stayed in and we’ve stayed in a few."

    We visit N Wales at least twice a year as my parents live there. Never before have we stayed in such a fabulous location, right on the beach, easy access to the local shops and v close to Llandudno. House itself is very well equipped and the beds extremely comfortable. One of the things that is often in short supply in places we’ve stayed at previously is storage in the bedrooms. Not at Dartans, loads of storage, everywhere in this lovely house. This was also the first time we've taken our dog with us and the house worked brilliantly for her too! We hope to book again!

    Reviewed by HeatherJul 2019

  • "House had everything we required."

    Brilliant in every way. Plenty kitchen utensils. Cushions for benches outside, umbrellas, deck chairs for beach. Bedrooms comfy, on suit really large, Even though ten adults went we never cued for bathroom, as downstairs also had a shower separate toilet. We have booked for next year, As soon as we arrived back. Two living rooms were a God send, men acquired one to watch ladies football. Each morning we awoke to the seals in the sea, grandson loved sitting watching the seals through binoculars which the owners supplied, Fantastic sea views, right on the beach, steps leading down to beach not suitable for people who have mobility issues. Property was secure for dogs inside the grounds of the cottage. The only thing I would recommend is to remove mat in porch by front door very slippery. If possible put downstairs bedroom off living room and make the downstairs shower room bigger, to accommodate disabled people. As they too would love this property too. Remove front lawn to accommodate four vehicles, we did manage three vehicles but if four couples decided to occupy the property and each have large vehicle it would be difficult to park four cars. We all had fantastic stay even though it rained each day. I would recommend this property best one we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by SylviaJun 2019

  • "Everything about dartans was brilliant , the house , the location etc , etc ."

    if i was to be asked what could be done to make the place that little bit more appealing it would be to have a pool table but thats just a small issue as the whole experience was just brilliant . this was the second time that we stopped here and would no doubt book again in an instant . thank you for a wonderful holiday dartans and sykes cottages .

    Reviewed by Leo JohnJun 2019

  • "We had a fantastic holiday here at Dartans."

    Three generations of family, celebrating an 80th birthday, spent a week here. Having direct access to the beach was great and a very happy dog spent a lot of time fetching a ball from the sea. The house is very spacious and comfortable. The views from the kitchen are great. We could easily have stayed at the house everyday rather than visiting the local area. The house has a real home from home feel. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you need. We had great weather everyday and it was lovely waking early and sitting outside watching the sunrise on a blue sky morning listening to the tide coming in. An improvement would be to have a bedroom downstairs, for an older person to avoid climbing the stairs to bed. This is easily possible by converting the desk area at the end of the lounge, as there is already a door off the hallway. The separate shower, toilet and sink downstairs could be then made into one room and used by the occupants of the room as a bathroom. This is not a criticism of the property as it is great but this would make it perfect. One other small comment would be that there is no opening window in the kitchen. It was very warm the week we were there so we just kept the back door open when we were in there. We will be back.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2019

  • "The house was beautiful, with the most perfect views of the sea."

    Very spacious and clean, with everything possible provided. Hotel quality beds, extremely comfortable, lovely decor and well-kept gardens. We saw quite a few people photographing the house! We have already booked next year, and can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by CathMay 2019

  • "The house was amazing."

    10 of us stayed for a 70th birthday celebration and we all had a fantastic time. Great location. Lovely walks on the beach. Beds were comfy.

    Reviewed by JaneMay 2019

  • "Chose Dartans as it was central for all the family to get to for my 'Oh No 50' Birthday."

    The house was bigger than we expected, (not complaining, the photo's didn't give it justice), very clean, very comfortable, enjoyed by all the family including the dogs. Stunning view and easy to find. Lots of space, bedrooms very comfortable, real home from home. We did take our own coffee machine and disposable BBQ as there isn't one at this property (again not a complaint, our choice). Just wish we could have stayed longer than a weekend, I would definitely recommend this property, steps down to the beach, feels like your own private area, just lovely, peaceful and a great space to enjoy quality time with people you hold close. Also the house has lots of games in a chest of drawers for all ages, small library area containing dvd's and books. We managed to get 5 cars onto the drive, 3 big and 2 small. Going to look at booking Dartans again for next year, only longer next time.

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2019

  • "The downstairs living space in the house and the master bedroom were absolutely brilliant."

    The sea views from every window completes a light and airy seaside holiday but the space gives everyone in a larger party the space to find their own place too. We can see why this had been a family house for 30 years. Having the seals at Angel Cove only 15 minutes walk away and via the beach was brilliant.

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2019

  • "The views from nearly all rooms are breathtaking."

    Reviewed by ValerieMar 2019

  • "The cottage and holiday was out of this world ,what a fabulous time we had there , we celebrated my 60th birthday on bonfire night and it was amazing ."

    we have booked this cottage again for our sister in laws 60th birthday in june . the location of the cottage was fantastic and had everything we needed for the perfect stay . thank you all concerned for a fabulous time in north wales and dartans . we would definately recommend this cottage to our friends and family .

    Reviewed by Leo JohnNov 2018

  • "We had a fabulous week at Dartans our only criticism would be we felt a larger TV in the lounge would make more sense and a smaller TV in the snug room."

    Reviewed by TracyOct 2018

  • "Back home after a fabulous week and all I can think about is I wish we were all still there."

    Eight of us, three generations, and a dog, spent the last few days in a perfect home from home, all the comforts you could ask for, and more. Wonderful house, fabulous beach access, spotlessly clean, hugely comfortable and spacious rooms, fully equipped kitchen .....I could go on. With public beaches left and right, local amenities just a short walk away, Llandudno and Colwyn Bay just a short drive, the location couldn't have been better. Watching the sunrise over a cup of tea, seeing the boys, and the dog, playing on the beach, and feeling completely relaxed - we will treasure the memories we made here

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2018

  • "Dartans is a wonderful property in a fabulous location."

    The house had everything we needed for our group of 9 adults and we cooked many of our meals there during the week. The Little Orme is just a short walk away and we were pleased to see several seals. The beech view is endlessly fascinating. There is a supermarket, Chinese restaurant / takeaway and Boots chemist all just a 10 minute walk away. There is easy access into Snowdonia and along the North Wales coast. We had a lovely week and would hope to return.

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2018

  • "Dartans is wonderful."

    It is a very spacious, well equipped, comfortable property with beautiful views over the bay. Direct access to the beach was excellent for us and most days we were the only family on it. An added bonus was daily sightings of seals. Our three generation family were so impressed that after three days staying in Dartans we booked for 2019.

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2018

  • "Lovely homely house for young children families and grand parents."

    Well equipped and lots of space. Beautiful views and lovely kitchen. The close proximity to seaside towns was excellent.

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2018

  • "Location and the house itself were fantastic but the cleanliness of especially the kitchen the bathrooms and some of the bedrooms left a lot to be desired."

    It looked like the kitchen had no attempt to be cleaned at all with bread crumbs left on an already sticky surface, food still in the freezer, fridge was disgusting etc. Ensuite bathroom there was a used bath towel hanging on the back of the door and both bathrooms were in need of a clean. Towels and bedsheets didn't have that fresh smell you would expect, and one bedroom had a definite smell of damp dog. So the first day of are eagerly awaited holiday was spent cleaning someone else's house we had spent a lot of money for the privilege of staying in. Also there was no bbq as advertised. To sum it up a fantastic location but the level of cleanliness was beyond disappointing and for that reason we would not consider returning.

    Reviewed by PatrickJun 2018

  • "What a fabulous place the Dartan Cottage is, it was spotless,lots of space and the views where out of this world."

    It was so good we have already book for next year.

    Reviewed by CliffordJun 2018

  • "Excellent all round thank you"

    Reviewed by AdrianJun 2018

  • "The house was by far the best holiday home we have stayed in."

    It is the best equipped house we have had with the most wonderful views.We would definately recommend this house to stay in.

    Reviewed by GarethMay 2018

  • "EVERYTHING."

    .....could not fault this holiday home what so ever that we booked through sykes,....this home was absolutely wonderful for my family and grand children..had everything you would have wanted, and didn't scrimp on toilet paper!...or anything else for that matter,..the view was breathtakingly unbelievable, the patio area was splendid for relaxing in the sun or just gathering childhood memories with the sound of gentle waves and many flocks of sea birds flying over , you could almost reach out your arm, and gently touch their feathered wings....well, almost! All rooms facing patio each had full length glass sliding doors which opened up to the patio itself,.obviously full sea view as was upstairs bedrooms x 4 was full ocean view, lovely to fall asleep to the sound of waves,...also even though darkens was on a main route into town...you could barely hear any vehicles wot so ever..(in fact..we couldn't hear any road noise)...not even from bedrooms x2 facing the lovely well grassed walled garden at front of house with large gated drive way, enough I'd say for 3 vehicles...also safe for small children and pets (SUPERVISED...of course)..back to the rear of dartans...wooden steps with hand rail is a must if stone steps are to much for some of us, down to large walled enclosed part of the back garden with large metal gates...which then leads onto large pebble strip of beach you have to attempt to walk over....I say attempt because their is a slight slant ascending and descending which some may find a bit of a task!...I was one'!.....but then I am sixty,...probably not a very fit sixty year old..right.....I'm going to finish of..'without a doubt the best holiday home by far for us"...well each to their own! ...I'm definitely returning next year! But please, don't all rush to book up" l want availability for my holiday next year"""""""

    Reviewed by WtMay 2018

  • "The location is amazing with direct access to the beach and walks on the Little Orme."

    Extremely spacious and well equipped.

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2018

  • "Great location, comfortably furnished."

    We arrived late to our holiday house so it would have been a good idea if you would have provided a welcome pack, ie: milk, teabags etc. Extra blankets would also be welcomed as would slip mats for the bathrooms. Overall we had a great holiday and would use Sykes again.

    Reviewed by JFeb 2018

  • "The pictures didn’t do the house justice it was one of the nicest places we’ve stayed."

    The view from the kitchen window of the sea is stunning. Definitely will be looking to rebook.

    Reviewed by JenniferFeb 2018

  • "Beautiful property ."

    .very clean .had everything we needed plus more!

    Reviewed by EllieJan 2018

  • "This house definitely has the wow factor!"

    The location & the views are outstanding. To wake up in the morning with a view staright onto the beach was fantastic. It was beautifully kept & had everything we needed for our stay. Can't praise it highly enough, we didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by SharonDec 2017

  • "It was an amazing holiday Amazing home So well looked after!"

    Would defiantly go back!! And I would defiantly book a cottage of here again So easy and good value for money!!!

    Reviewed by WayneNov 2017

  • "This is a beautiful holiday home, very convenient for the local amenities."

    Although we were only there for a long weekend, we will definitely recommend it and wouldn’t hesitate re booking.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2017

  • "Superb accommodation, by far the best we've ever stayed in, beautiful views of the sea from the window, well equipped and very spacious 10 out of 10."

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2017

  • "Amazing house, definitely got the wow factor, gorgeous views."

    Had a lovely time here, there was plenty of room for the 10 members in our party spanning 3 generations.

    Reviewed by MichelleJul 2017

  • "Lovely comfortable house which felt more like a home!"

    We enjoyed being able to see the sea and going to sleep with the lapping of the waves. We had chosen this house to accommodate a large family get together and it didn't disappoint!

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2017

  • "The house is beautiful."

    We found the layout excellent. Best part is looking out to sea and watching the sun rise. We enjoyed it so much we extended our stay. 10/10.

    Reviewed by LynneMar 2017

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Summary

  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, shower, basin and WC, 2 x double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • GRound floor shower room
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast table
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Snug.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric double oven with 5-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs (one Smart TV) with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and restaurant 10 mins walk, pub 6 mins walk
  • Links golf course 5 mins walk
  • Note: Rear terraced garden has steep stairs down to the beach, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Check-in 4pm
  • Note: Children aged 4 years and over
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Note: There is a handrail on the steps down to the beach and there are single steps on the ground floor, and low head height in a couple of areas, care to be taken
  • Please note: Intermittent outdoor building works next door to the property throughout the Summer period (end Aug) Builders will be working Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-12pm and will be considerate of noise.

The property

This delightful detached property is situated in the coastal town of Penrhyn Bay, an equal distance between Llandudno and Colwyn Bay.

Boasting stunning sea views and private access down to the beach, this spacious holiday home is a great base for families or a group of friends with plenty to keep everyone entertained during their time here.

Inside Dartans is a large sitting room with a cosy woodburner, and a dining room both with full-width glazed patio doors, allowing you to enjoy the open space with a view of the sea whatever the weather.

In addition to the sitting room there is a snug, which children can make their own after a day out on the beach or watch their favourite programmes on the Smart TV, or a place where adults can retreat and relax whilst enjoying a refreshing drink.

The well-equipped kitchen with double ovens allows for the chef in your party to cook up a gastro meal.

The kitchen also has a breakfast table and window seating providing you with an area for you to gather to chat about the day ahead, or simply you may wish to just take in the breathtaking views and try and spot the seals.

There are five comfortable bedrooms all on the first floor, a king-size double with en-suite bathroom, two double rooms, and two twin rooms, along with a family bathroom.

Outside there is a large patio where you can sunbathe, enjoy privacy and tranquillity reading a good book, or just relax and watch the world go by on the garden furniture.

The North Wales town of Penrhyn Bay has a sandy beach, shops, a pub and a church, and you will be spoilt for choice with the many places to visit nearby, including Llandudno with its Great Orme and Little Orme, the resorts of Colwyn Bay and Conwy, and also within reach is the beautiful Snowdonia National Park.

A charming holiday home with plenty of space for everyone in your party.

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About the location

PENRHYN BAY

Llandudno 3 miles.

The town of Penrhyn Bay is situated on the North Wales coast and offers a sandy beach, shops, a pub and two churches. Just three miles away is the town of Llandudno, which lies between two headlands, the Great Orme and the Little Orme. The town offers two superb beaches, one with a wide promenade backed by an imposing crescent of Victorian hotels, and the other a quieter sandy beach that’s backed by sand dunes and has superb views towards Anglesey. Angel Bay is also a great attraction, where seals return each year. Take a ride on the Great Orme Tramway, peruse the selection of shops, pubs, restaurants and cafés or enjoy a performance at Venue Cymru. Close by is the town of Conwy, and the Snowdonia National Park is just a 20 minute drive away. Llandudno Junction is a great for families with it's own cinema and family resturants

Region Information

Note: Children aged 4 years and over.

Please note: Intermittent outdoor building works next door to the property throughout the Summer period (end Aug) Builders will be working Monday-Friday 8am-5pm and Saturday 8am-12pm and will be considerate of noise.

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