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Bwthyn Bach Gwyn

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Penrhyndeudraeth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "When I booked the property there was no mention of the extra £200 for the hottub."

    I then received an email saying my property had changed and if we wanted the hottub we would need to pay the extra. I emailed Sykes who didn't reply. The property is perfectly situated in a beautiful part of Wales and was so convenient for the activities we had booked for the weekend. At first sight we were thrilled with the property, but after a few hours we realised that the cleaners had only skimmed the surface leaving cobwebs in each room. Even though the bed sheets had been washed, there was a large stain on one of them which I wouldn't expect. The outdoor table looked like it had never been wiped clean and I needed to brush the trampoline before my granddaughter could use it. Also, the beds are quite uncomfortable and the shower downstairs doesn't flow away so may have been blocked. On a plus side, the cottage is beautiful and catered for us well. Everything we needed was supplied, the only thing it could have done with was a clothes airer for our wet gear after paddleboarding. I just believe that if they had decent cleaners, then this cottage would be near perfect.

    Reviewed by Judith3.1May 2024

  • "The property was good."

    However the twin single beds were so uncomfortable unfortunately. Did like the location. The deco was amazing. Would book it again and also do recommend it anyone.

    Reviewed by Catherine3.8May 2024

  • "We arrived at the cottage at 3."

    50, the management team were still getting the cottage ready for us, as we were 10mins earlier than the specified time of arrival of 4pm it wasn’t a problem for us to wait, at 4.20pm the management team were finished and said it had taken them longer to get it ready as the previous guests ‘had done nothing’. Thought the comment about previous guests was unnecessary and unprofessional. Walking into the cottage, we were impressed, beautiful large dining area, living room and well-equipped kitchen containing everything anyone could need, clean pans, crockery, utensils, etc. Both bathrooms were clean, with a generous selection of various sized towels. All 3 bedrooms were made up as requested, only slight issue was no mattress protectors on twin beds, however mattresses were clean and stain free but feel mattress protectors should be on all beds. It is plain to see the owners have put a lot work into this cottage and have done a fantastic renovation job to the property, with lots of attention to detail on the décor. The first evening we encountered a heating problem, the underfloor heating was not getting warm and the upstairs radiators were all cold, we had only been left 2 half empty bottles of fuel for the fire, which was only enough fuel for one evening. I contacted the owner Libby who was easy to contact very approachable and responded swiftly to our heating issues, she said she would inform the management team of our problem and that they would sort it the next day. The next day when we arrived back at the cottage after a lovely day out sight-seeing, we found the management team had left us 3 bottles of fuel for the fire (information does state we would have 6 bottles for our stay) however we made these last our week, by not lighting the fire on 2 evenings, which was not an issue but could have been if the weather had been colder. Libby the owner contacted me the next day to check if all was well, when I said the upstairs radiators were still not working, she did say she would get the management team back out to look at the problem further, however I did decline this offer as once in bed and under the duvets which were warm, cosy duvets, we were fine, I wanted Libby to be aware that there was a problem with the upstairs heating so following guests would not have the same issues. During our full week stay at the cottage, the radiators never came on, all the valves were fully open and turned on to max, the thermostat was displaying a room temp which was less than the setting for the heating so it should have triggered the heating system to come on, maybe it was just a small problem with the thermostat rather than the radiators? This did not impact on our holiday as the bedding was warm, and although the bedrooms were cold, we were warm in bed. Both the king size and twin room were generous size rooms, the double was small yet comfortable. Only slight negative I would say is, my grandson’s car rolled under the bed (double bedroom) when I looked under the bed to retrieve it, I was shocked to see an array of previous guests lost items but worse of all the long-standing accumulation of thick, heavy, dust. I accept that beds cannot be thoroughly cleaned under on a weekly basis, however the amount of grime and lost items under the bed was clearly more than a few weeks. This is the fault of the management team, not been thorough in their cleaning and checking. I want to end on a positive as this cottage is beautiful, in a great location and only 40mins drive away from lots of fabulous places of interest. Our grandsons had a great time on the trampoline, playing with the jigsaws, games, etc that are provided. The hot tub was fantastic. We’ve all had a lovely, family holiday in this gorgeous cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry if any comments were made by the cleaning team that you felt were unnecessary. We're glad that you liked the renovation/ refurbishment we have done and found the kitchen well equipped and bathrooms clean. There should be mattress protectors on all beds, apologies for any oversight and I will speak to the housekeeping team about this to make sure they are replaced on every changeover. Apologies if not enough fuel was provided for the logburner for the duration of your stay, we would of course have taken that up again with the housekeeping team if we had known. Regarding the upstairs heating, thank you for acknowledging the housekeeping team did offer to attend but you declined and we are glad you were still cosy. We have checked the heating thermostats and all are in working order but we will also pop some more usage instructions into the welcome pack for guest information. We will certainly liaise with the housekeeping team to make sure that under beds are checked regularly, thank you for letting us know. We're thrilled that you had a fabulous time with your family and that the games we supply entertained the grandkids and that you loved the hot tub. Thank you so much for your comments, much appreciated and we hope you visit again for another wonderful family experience. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Derek3.1Oct 2023

  • "The property has been renovated really well but that’s as good as it gets!"

    On arrival we were greeted by the previous occupants rubbish on the garden as it couldn’t fit in the skip

    We are so sorry about the bins collection, the waste collection service provider regrettably had an issue but we were not informed at the time, we have spoken to them to make sure this is being addressed moving forwards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura2.5Sep 2023

  • "“The property was dirty and not up to a satisfactory standard."

    ” The cleanliness is well below the required standard at the property. Entering the property at the start of our holiday it smelt musty. The kitchen cupboards had food debris inside, cooker was dirty, pots and pans were dirty, walls around the bins were stained with splashes of food, freezer was frozen shut, sofa was filthy, bed linen was stained, the shower was mouldy, sink drawer was dirty inside, shower drain was blocked. The Wi-Fi did not work, DVD was broken, and the TV would not work. The list continues, but I have highlighted the main concerns. The owner was contacted through Sykes at the start of our holiday to resolve the issues; however, no-one attended the property throughout our stay. Despite the issues we had about the property, the location is great, and the local beaches are great for the dogs.

    We are sorry that you found the property disappointing. A full property reclean was offered by us for any oversight which may have occurred during a full and very busy peak season which you declined, but we are sorry that the wifi and DVD, drainage and linen was not resolved during your stay due to a communications delay from Sykes to ourselves.The wifi and DVD have now been checked and are definitely back in operational order. We're glad that you loved the location and enjoyed the beaches. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John1.3Aug 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay in your beautiful house."

    Told my sister in law all about it and they have booked for a week in your property next July. It’s just a shame there is an house being built right in front of yours and spoils the view . We would of had. But otherwise fab hol.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and top cleanliness and comfort score and we look forward to your family also visiting next July. The local building work impacting a view of front fields was indeed outside of our control but as the garden for our property for guests to enjoy is at the rear of the property there is still plenty of greenery where the hot tub is located so we are happy to reassure guests that there is still a nice view at the rear of the property for guests to enjoy from that area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Jul 2023

  • "Terrible, don’t book unless you like being woken up at half 8 in the morning by very loud building work taking place opposite the property."

    Hammer drills, dumper trucks, builders shouting at each other. And see the lovely view on the terrace of the field…. Well that’s no longer, it’s a building site now. The house was nice enough once we had cleaned the stale dog wee assumed left by the previous occupants pets. But when we complained about the building work to be ignored I think that’s extremely rude. You should be honest about any building work going on in my opinion (and employ new cleaners). PS. The house was barely built opposite and from reviews looks like the work has been ongoing for a while so be very wary of you are seeking a peaceful break as it totally ruined ours!!

    We are sorry if there was any inconvenience regarding local building work, this was outside our control and likely builders taking advantage of the summer light mornings for an early start. The work has advanced since your stay and when I last visited it was not impactful during my own stay and we are pleased to say that there have been no guests affected since your stay but while it was outside our control, we are of course deeply sorry that it caused inconvenience to you at the time. We were not aware of any issue with any pet odour at the time of your stay and would of course have had that addressed straightaway if we or the housekeeping has known of any issue while you were there. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Genna2.5Jul 2023

  • "Libby the owner was very approachable and helpful with the issues we experienced and is doing everything she can to ensure your holiday is as good as it can be and really cares."

    However being remote she isn't able to oversee that everything is as it should be, which it wasn't. Cleanliness isn't at the top of the management team's list of priorities and we spent the first couple of hours cleaning before we unpacked. There was no welcome pack and only one old and burnt teatowel and no bin liners. No spare toilet rolls and no washing powder for the washing machine which I wasn't sure was included or not but would have been nice to have. A note as to whether the washer/dryer can be used just as a dryer would be helpful as we tried and couldn't work out if it did or not and couldn't find any instructions. The boiler broke on Sunday, obviously, this was out of anyone's control and was mended by Tuesday but it did affect our holiday. The cottage will definitely benefit from a thorough deep clean and managed by people that care. That said we made the best of the good weather and the time we had together and had a lovely break away. The owners have spent a lot of money on this renovation which provides a good location for the many lovely places to visit but we did find the bedrooms a bit of a compromise especially one which is very small but you make do. The previous families that stayed left the cupboards in a bit of a mess so I sorted them out in the hope the next family staying doesn't find this aspect an issue for them. The hot tub is a bonus, especially with a nice drop of wine! Overall we had a lovely holiday.

    Thank you for your comments, and the issues you mentioned will be addressed. We will also make sure instructions for the washer/ dryer are included, there will be a pack in the utility area with in appliance instructions. Apologies for any cupboard or boiler issue which was sorted as fast as possible and thank you for appreciating the renovation work we have done. We have made the bedroom pictures as clear as possible so guests can make an informed decision before making their booking. Glad you enjoyed the hot tub, we love it when our guests have a great time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernadette3.4May 2023

  • "Great property in a fantastic location, near to Harlech, Portmeirion, and Porthmadog."

    We travelled as a couple with my parents, and our two teenagers and a toddler. We found two farms, several beaches, Harlech castle, Portmeirion village, Porthmadog eateries, harbour and bars, Zip World slate caverns, Gypsy World park, the North Wales Aviation museum and more all within a max. 40 minute drive, often less. It really is an excellent base for families. The property is lovely in itself and the hot tub is well maintained. We ate at the Lemon Tree Indian on the Saturday evening (a 5-10 minute walk), which was small but the food was lovely. We also took the train to Porthmadog from the local train station one evening. They don’t run very frequently but it was only £5.80 return for the two of us and only a 15 minute walk from the property. That said, the kitchen was well equipped and I cooked with ease for 7 people 6 nights out of the week. I do agree with some previous comments about cleanliness and maintenance. That said, the owner is friendly, responsive, and will help with any issues. I know they are addressing points raised in previous reviews, such as condensation, which takes time. A thorough clean of the floors and under furniture was required. All in all, we’ve had a fantastic week. Thank you.

    Thankyou for your feedback, we are getting the issues resolved. We hope to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca2.8Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, thank you!"

    Great location and the property was the perfect size for 7 adults and two children. Decorated beautifully and we enjoyed the hot tub (even in the rain!) we had a couple of questions before our stay and the owners were easy to contact and very helpful. would recommend :-)

    Thankyou so much for the lovely feedback. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katy4.7Jan 2023

  • "The holiday cottage was lovely and in a good position of Wales."

    There was issues but this is not the owners fault. The cottage is beautiful but the damp in the upstairs windows causing mild and clamminess in clothes and bedding. The sleeping facilities rooms are small apart from the main bedroom so 4 adults and two children or 6 adults would be the perfect for this ideal cottage. Outside if you have pets is not ideal due to low fencing ands the steps to the hot tub can be precarious for any age especially at night with no lighting. We went in winter so the weather was not good. I cannot fault the owners the cottage is lovely and would be be better if the dampness and mould can be addressed with ventilation or humidifiers in the bedrooms. Plus lighting in the garden.

    Thankyou for your feedback, we are having a new fence installed in the back garden to ensure it is more secure. And we are looking into getting a ventilation system for the windows to improve circulation. And we will also look into getting lights installed on the the steps, Thankyou for the suggestions. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joy2.5Dec 2022

  • "The property was nice, the overall finish is not up to standard splashes of paint over floors/doors."

    The bathroom upstairs no heating installed in it so freezing cold. Mold on the windows and walls especially upstairs leaking windows water all over window sills. Cooker really dirty. The cottage was dirty like it had not been cleaned properly for months lots of cobwebs on the ceilings and thick dust around the floor. Freezing upstairs until Saturday night when the heating got fixed. No fuel for the fire when it said we would have 6 bottles maintenance man said it was never coming as the order was not due until this week.

    I’m sorry you felt the house was not up to scratch. We had no idea there was an issue with the windows, we are investigating this as we have never had this complaint before. We sorted the heating as soon as possible. The heating was working downstairs it and was down to a valve having been turned off on the radiators. This was sorted the same day. I’m sorry about the fuel for the fire, the delivery was delayed. The cleanliness has been brought up with the cleaners, I’m sorry you felt it was not up to scratch. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne2.5Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage we stayed here 2022."

    Comfortable and very clean. Everything we needed. Done to a high standard

    Thank you for your lovely comments, we have refurbished to a high standard and are delighted that you liked it, thank you also for acknowledging that you found the property clean to a high standard as evidenced by your top cleanliness and comfort score. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Dec 2022

  • "The property has such potential but it was overshadowed by how dirty it was, mould and cobwebs in the bathroom upstairs, most of the blinds didn’t work or close and it didn’t look like it had been vacuumed in weeks."

    The gardener or whoever he was letting himself in was a horrible experience, we weren’t told he would be coming and I felt really uncomfortable knowing a strange man was in the garden so it felt like we couldn’t even have the property we booked to ourselves for the week let alone enjoy it/feel safe to let our dogs out. We were so disappointed with that. The main bedroom mattress is in need of replacing as it was so uncomfortable after a week of sleeping on it. The only saving grace about the place was the hot tub, but even then there was no outdoor lighting so it felt unsafe in the evening when it got dark. It’s just the basics that really let this place down. For example, don’t advertise it has a DVD player when that clearly hasn’t been working in a long time. And don’t advertise 6 bottles of fluid for the fire when you only supplied 1 and a half. I tried to contact the owners when the man turned up but never received a response, so I wouldn’t say it was a welcoming stay. Property could be beautiful but isn’t owned by people who care about it.

    Reviewed by Beth2.8Oct 2022

  • "Lovely place, everything was very clean and modern !"


    Thankyou for your lovely feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jake5.0Sep 2022

  • "Nice cottage and great location you can tell a lot of work has been put into the cottage to make it how it is but a few improvements needed."

    Location is amazing, with lots of activities to do on the doorstep or a short drive. Black Rock Sands is a great location to visit, being able to drive on the beach and spent a couple of hours there. Plenty of walks and a trip to Zip World locations gives plenty of activities. Hot tub and the trampoline is a great part of the cottage. Hot Tub was used everyday! And the trampoline was used by the kids on a daily basis. Outside space is great with two areas for the children to play. (Even with the unpredictable Welsh weather) There was a struggle with the internet, it worked but not amazing connection especially when a lot of people connected. There was 8 in total in the cottage 6 Adults and 2 children we found the sleeping arrangements a struggle with the space upstairs being a bit limited for a larger group. We made up a few beds using the trundle beds but we had to go and find the bed linen and blankets. Sofa bed could be used but maybe for a few nights not the whole week we stayed for. Moving the beds/furniture around found lots of dust and cobwebs not the best when kids are playing around. Could not find the patio furniture, but with the weather could leave these out for long if we had it. We found we were running out of dishwasher tablets/toilet roll after a couple of days. We brought our own whilst out and about, maybe provide enough for the whole duration of a stay. We also had no tea towels to use. Previous reviews mention a house being built, we were there for the whole week and only noticed noice on a couple mornings. Also as mentioned before cottage only has one shower downstairs which leaks used a few towels to dry the floor. Would stay again with less people as the cottage is really nice, just a few improvements to take it the next level!

    Thank you for your feedback, we have addressed the shower and changed the shower enclosure. To prevent issues with flooding. We have taken on board your comments about more loo rolls and dishwasher tablets and this has been addressed with the management team, to ensure there is enough for the week. We have also addressed the bed situation, and will now ensure contact is made before the visits to ensure the beds are set up to requirements. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex2.8Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, well equipped, clean and super comfy."

    Hot tub and trampoline are great additions. Location is great for exploring the area with plenty on the doorstep, the village has small Spa shop yet it’s not far at all for larger supermarkets in Porthmadog if needed. We found the TVs a bit of a challenge - on demand apps only and screen constantly buffering/lagging/cutting out so very hard to watch anything and could not work the DVD player either, but we moved on to the jigsaws, games and hot tub instead! Welcome information very useful and some great tips on places to visit & eat out, plus lots of tourist information leaflets provided in kitchen drawer. Top for us (all within an hours radius) - Harlech Beach (saw dolphins) Portmeirion Afternoon Tea, Llanbedr, x2 Zip World adventure sites & Betws-y-Coed. Previous review mentioned noisy building work, and yes there is a new house being built across the road, but builders were not there every day plus we were out and about so no real issue for us. Fallen in love with North Wales and cant wait to visit again.

    Thankyou for the lovely feedback, we would love to welcome you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2022

  • "My mistake I thought there would be 4 bedrooms given that it slept 8-10 ppl."

    There was 8 of us, 4 of which were children under 10 and space/sleeping arrangements were still a struggle. I didn't expect I would need to be moving furniture and making beds up myself in the first night given that you knew we were a party of 8. 3 nights I slept on the sofa with a thin blanket as I couldn't find anything to make up the sofa bed downstairs. As mentioned the garden isn't secure at the top section through the bushes with just a 1-2ft wall! Dogs got out on first day so we had to use garden furniture to block the wall. Nicely decorated and furnished and the kitchen was really well equipped. Made a Sunday dinner and kids baked. Kids enjoyed the hot tub most days. We did have to clear up glass on our arrival outside though. Weather was very humid but I overcast each day so couldn't get clothes dry and seemed to be a constant damp smell. Also couldn't fully open windows to get a draught through in the hot evenings. Other people mentioned dog smell but I think it was more foisty. Maybe as half the house is built into the ground?? As also mentioned the shower downstairs leaks so towels are used to mop it up, therefore more damp towels lying around.

    Thankyou for your feedback, we will look into getting the garden made more secure. And we have put into place making contact before stays to ensure the beds are laid out to your preference. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lorna3.4Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and well equipped."

    Hot tub is a joy after long walks and days out. Kitchen well equipped. Perhaps a wardrobe in a couple of the bedrooms would be a nice addition. Cottage was clean and gardens well kept. Good location for local amenities and beaches. No arrival nibbles, dishwasher tablets, outdoor cushions or blankets (Patio storage box) , although stated in the welcome literature. Shower overflows and floods bathroom floor, so have to be careful when getting out. Shame that this has been mentioned several times in the guest book, but nothing has been done about it. Disappointing to have building work going on opposite just over the road, started at 7.30am each weekday morning. Cement mixers and grinders going virtually all day until 4:30pm. If we had known about this, we would have rebooked another date.

    I’m sorry the house wasn’t as you expected. We have brought up your complaints with the management team to get these addressed. We changed the patio furniture to furniture without cushions as we had numerous complaints about the cushions being wet. And we are trying to ensure the guests have the best stay we can provide. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dean3.8Jul 2022

  • "As much as it is a beautiful house there were quite a few disappointments."

    Very dusty under beds, cobwebs everywhere. Shower leaked into bathroom, bed in the largest room you could feel the wooden slats. Hot tub steps were very unstable. The plastic strips had come off decking, trampoline all bent, no outdoor washing line, theres a nail sticking out of the step going into the kitchen. The towels are very small, and one of the most important things was there was no contact number for the owner, which meant we had to contact sykes cottages to get hold of owner which took all day, resulting in us having no hot water for nearly 24 hours. Also no recycling facilities.

    Reviewed by Holly2.8Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    beautiful inside and out.

    Reviewed by Elle5.0May 2022

  • "Highly recommend, such a beautiful, cosy cottage, no faults at all x"

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Mar 2022

  • "What a beautiful, cosy home."

    The cottage is immaculately clean which was appreciated. Previous reviews have mentioned a dog smell, but we didn't smell that at all so please don't be put off by that, hopefully that was just a one off. The kitchen is well equipped, there wasn't anything we needed that wasn't already there for us to use. The beds are comfortable with all guests (party of 9) agreeing. The kids books and games were a nice touch for the children in the party to use. The hot tub went down really well, especially the lights which we put on in the evening along with the ability to connect our music to the Bluetooth speaker. Only slight negatives we noticed was that the shower pressure was weaker if the bath upstairs was running simultaneously. The hot tub on our last night was also giving off a slight unpleasant smell, one of the guests who owns a hot tub mentioned it just needed certain chemicals adding or something, which is routine, so easily resolved. Neither of the issues impacted our stay greatly. We had a fabulous time, would definitely recommend and return ourselves :)

    Reviewed by Kimberley4.7Mar 2022

  • "We had such a lovely wknd at the cottage and would def return!"

    It is such a gorgeous cottage with so much attention to detail, We just felt it just needed a deep clean there was lots of dust and dirty windows but it didn’t take away from the enjoyment of our time there! The towels could do with being bigger too they were a bit small! Overall we had a fantastic wknd in a beautiful location!

    Reviewed by Ann4.4Mar 2022

  • "Low wall in top garden that dogs could easily jump over so made it difficult to have them outside."

    The house allows dogs so was surprised at the non secure garden. Also bedrooms could do with more hanging space and shelves to put clothes on as this was limited. The house was lovely, very warm, clean and finished to a high standard and would recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great property, good location."

    Clean and modern with nice touches. Hot tub was a great addition and appreciated that we could take our well behaved dogs.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jan 2022

  • "We were a family of 10 over the Xmas period, the cottage was decorated with tree and decorations, which looked lovely."

    ... Correspondence with the company was spot on, when I phoned up to enquire about anything, staff where polite and very helpful.... House well stocked with everything we needed... will definitely book again through this company

    We are so pleased you had a lovely stay over Christmas. Thank you for the lovely feedback. We hope you’ll come and stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gl5.0Dec 2021

  • "Amazing property, lovely, newly renovated:) had a few problems with the shower ..."

    Amazing property, lovely, newly renovated:) had a few problems with the shower as we found that it leaked a bit into the bathroom, but that was the only small issue- perfect and would love to stay again

    Reviewed by Penelope4.7Dec 2021

  • "A beautiful property."

    It was very clean and comfortable. It had everything you could possibly need. We were a big group (10 of us) and I was concerned about space but there was plenty of room for us all. We had a lovely stay (despite the rain on Sunday). We would like to stay again in summer.

    Thank you so much, for your review we are really pleased you enjoyed your stay, and would love to welcome you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great place to stay, the owners have obviously spent a lot of time and thought into making their home into the perfect holiday venue."

    Spotless on arrival it had everything we needed for a family of 5.

    Thankyou for your feedback. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2021

  • "A beautiful well equipped, relaxing, clean and comfortable holiday cottage."

    Close to some brilliant beaches and amenities. We really loved our stay and will be back. Can’t recommend this place enough exceeded our expectations.

    Thankyou for your feedback. We are really pleased you had a lovely stay, and look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, but seriously let down it cleanliness!"

    If you are using a company to clean the property I suggest you find someone else to do it!

    Reviewed by David2.8Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is beautiful, well equipped and in a peaceful setting."

    The only improvement that I would suggest is better quality pillows and duvets.

    Thankyou for your feedback, we will invest in better pillows, and duvets. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen3.4Jul 2021

  • "Property filthy on arrival dog hairs everywhere, generally unclean with strong dog smell on indoor furniture, outdoor furniture cushions mouldy and damp, BBQ left filthy by previous resident."

    Two thirds of bedrooms not made up on arrival even though full occupancy rate paid. Holiday ruined as a result as had to spend more time away from property than planned. Complaints raised with both owner and Sykes which to date has been treated disgracefully. Despite attempts to follow up on email and telephone complaint not resolved!

    Reviewed by Scott1.9Jun 2021

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  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with TV and trundle bed, 1 x king-size with trundle beneath (zip/link, can be a twin on request) 1 x double
  • Please note one of the trundle beds is only suitable for a child, but the property does also have a double sofa bed
  • Please note this property can accept a maximum of 6 adults and 2 children or teenagers
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with bioethanol fire and double sofa bed.
  • Modern electric underfloor heating downstairs and radiators upstairs and bioethanol fire
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 X TV with freesat, Smart TV, and 4G WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Multi-level garden with enclosed lawn and patio with furniture, hot tub and trampoline
  • Please note the hot tub may not be ready on arrival day due to the hot tub being cleaned and re-filled for each new booking
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome, if more please cont act customer support
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: There is a step up into the kitchen, please take care
  • Please note this property can accept a maximum of 6 adults and 2 children or teenagers
  • Please be advised: If you would like the use of the hot tub during your stay, there will be a charge of £200, please tick the box to include this during your booking or contact our office; this does not apply to bookings made prior to 18 October 2022

The property

Nestled in the perfect position for exploring the very best of both the coast and countryside of Wales, Bwthyn Bach Gwyn can be found sitting in the charming village of Penrhyndeudraeth, on the fringes of the wondrous Eryri National Park (Snowdonia).

Boasting easy access to the coast too, this contemporary cottage is a fantastic base for a fun-filled family escape all-year-round.

Be welcomed in to a large hallway housing dining seating, where you can settle down for the evening with a refreshing beverage in hand relishing the company of your loved ones, before unwinding for the evening in the adjoining sitting room, a bioethanol fireplace taking centre stage creating a homely aura as you catch up with your favourite shows on the Smart TV.

Find the kitchen a step up from the dining area, its beautiful grey units and wooden work surfaces housing an array of handy appliances to assist in your self-catered mealtimes, while a wide range of tempting eateries can be found in easy reach of the cottage too.

Also on the ground floor you can find both a convenient utility room and a shower room too, with a spacious and stylish walk-in shower making a lovely space to refresh for the day, as well as the property offering the option of a double bed being placed on the ground floor too, perfect for those less able.

Move up to the first floor to find three more sleeping spots made up of a king-size room with its very own TV, a double with a truckle bed beneath making a great choice for those with a little one, a a final double, each room flaunting elegance and contemporary charm, as well as ample storage space for your personal belongings.

The family bedroom also benefits from direct access to the multi-level garden, where a hot tub awaits you to unwind in the warm waters after a day of adventure, while stairs lead you down to a lawn hosting a trampoline, sure to be a delight with the little ones of the group.

Set out to explore the local area by foot, with the village of Penrhyndeudraeth offering a range of wonderful amenities including a variety of restaurants where you can celebrate in style over a delicious dining experience, as well as a scatter of shops so you can pick up fresh ingredients for your homemade family favourite meals, not forgetting there being a Post Office too so you can send a postcard to those loved ones back home.

Explore the area from a different view via the e Ffestiniog Railway, taking you across 40 miles of the luscious landscapes of the Eryri National Park (Snowdonia), it makes a great choice for those seeking a more leisurely way to see the wonders of the area, while those seeking outdoor adventure will delight at the ample walking and cycling routes within the National Park, with many mountain peaks to tackle too offering rewarding views well-worth the ramble.

Spend a day within the nearby Italianate village of Portmeirion, home to four quaint shops where you can pick up the perfect souvenir including No.

6 Shop selling Portmeirion Pottery and confectioneries and The Prisoner Shop selling keepsakes from the famed series filmed here, an Italian style gelateria, award-winning restaurants, awe-inspiring architecture and a sandy beach, it makes a fantastic day out for all ages.

The harbour town of Porthmadog also lies close by, an extremely scenic spot for a day trip where you can learn more about the rich history of the area in its Maritime Museum, as well as embark on another journey along the Ffestiniog Railway to the slate town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, "the town that roofed the world".

With so much adventure on its doorstep, choose Bwthyn Bach Gwyn for an action-packed escape to Wales. Note: There is an additional charge of £200 to use the hot tub.

Please contact our office on +441244345700 if you would like to book the hot tub.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Portmeirion 2 miles; Porthmadog 3 miles; Beddgelert 7.7 miles.

The large village of Penrhyndeudraeth boasts a selection of shops and a variety of restaurants, Post Office and a railway station which takes you along the Ffestiniog Railway. Just two miles away is the celebrated unique Italianate village of Portmeirion, which was the location of the TV show The Prisoner, and is surrounded by sandy beaches and captivating woodlands. The harbour town of Porthmadog is a little further along, where you can journey along the Ffestiniog Railway to the slate town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, "the town that roofed the world". To the north is the pretty village of Beddgelert, which is set around the Afon Glaslyn River and offers craft shops, pubs, tea rooms, restaurants, and an enchanting riverside walk, and it’s also located in the stunning Eryri National Park (Snowdonia), from where you can spend hours admiring the beautiful scenery on foot or by bike. Penrhyndeudraeth is an ideal base for exploring the Llyn Peninsula, Eryri National Park (Snowdonia) and many other places in North Wales.

Note: This property is suitable for families only and isn't suitable for stag/hen parties, or similar.

Please note this property can accept a maximum of 6 adults and 2 children or teenagers.

Please note the hot tub may not be ready on arrival day due to the hot tub being cleaned and re-filled for each new booking.

Please be advised: If you would like the use of the hot tub during your stay, there will be a charge of £200, please tick the box to include this during your booking or contact our office; this does not apply to bookings made prior to 18 October 2022.

Please note there is a step up to the kitchen and please do also take care on all external steps especially in inclement weather.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas