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Tan Y Bryn

(Ref. 1099697)

Pwllheli, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Sauna
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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11 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic property in beautiful location."

    Great for nature watching and we loved it. It could have been cleaner and some wee of the appliances are not working as well as they should and a bit tired but the sheer beauty of the countryside and unexpectedly lovely weatherade up for theinor inconveniences.

    Reviewed by Alison3.1Jun 2024

  • "We had a great stay but there are certain things (mostly things that can be fixed cheaply and easily) that affected our stay negatively."

    The paint over the oven is peeling of the wall and has a massive bit of paint just pulled off. The toilet in the main bathroom upstairs makes a massive noise when flushed so we couldn’t use that toilet during the night. Netflix didn’t work for day at a time, we don’t have Netflix and we were really looking forward to watching things on it and we couldn’t. The chairs in the living were threadbare and uncomfortable. There infomation given in the booklet is very generic and needs to be updated to include WiFi codes, Netflix codes, bin days and recycling advice etc. The concrete around the hot tub is cracked. The beds and bedding were so comfortable and the first time we felt like we didn’t need to bring own pillows. You can tell that all the bedding and mattresses were good quality. The location is unrivalled by anything other cottage we have stayed In. There views are beautiful and it was so quiet, serene and private. The stay was nice enough and I hope you take this as constructive criticism but my opinion is when you are asking for over £220 a night, things should be closer to perfect.

    Reviewed by Lauren2.8May 2024

  • "Family break away over NewYear, the cottage was decorated for Christmas with a tree and lights which was a lovely touch."

    We absolutely loved the log fire, Hot tub and sauna. kitchen had everything we needed, plenty of utensils, crockery, roasting dishes pans etc. All bedrooms were clean and fresh with plenty of storage. Great, safe enclosed garden for our dog to wander around. We didn’t venture out so I can’t comment on nearby places. It was just what we wanted, a relaxing new year break away. We’ve already booked to come back in the summer!

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Dec 2023

  • "The whole place was lovely however the sauna kept on tripping out so we didntbget to enjoynit"

    Reviewed by Klaudia4.1Sep 2023

  • "Nice warm cottage with all amenities, so nice knowing our dogs were safe in the grounds."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2023

  • "This house is absolutely stunning the drive up to it is perfect in every way ."

    However the cottage lacks charm. We were very disappointed of the cleanliness and the overall finish was not of a good standard. No welcome pack or finishing touches which made it feel very unloved and cold. It’s such a shame as this place could be perfect. The bathroom is not ideal for 6 people sharing. It needs a shower that can be used by all guests. We ended using the outdoor electric shower as the water was cold. We spent over £900 on a weekend away and felt really deflated afterwards. I have to say Sykes were amazing and dealt with our concerns in a very professional way. I just wish the owner would up the game for what could be a perfect getaway. The hot tub and sauna are great touches but doesn’t make up for the lack of charm.

    Reviewed by Stacey1.9Jul 2023

  • "Positives:Tan Y Bryn was as wonderfully remote as we expected and we had no problems at all with the cattle grids or access."

    One way in, one way out down a farm track. It was a beautiful old RUSTIC house with far reaching views over the sea and this enhanced our experience. Loved the garden and watching the wildlife and the barn owls coming and going. Quality of the bedding was noted and made for a great night's sleep. Hot tub, sauna and smart tv were an added bonus and we had no problems with the WIFI. Kitchen was very well equipped. Loved the idyllic peace and solitude. Grounds around the cottage were well maintained whilst we were there. Owner called in to inform us a cooker knob was being fixed the following day and we had a chat, which we appreciated. Negatives/improvements to be made: A local welcome pack is always a nice touch and needn't cost the earth. Whilst the cleaners may be changing beds and towels, further improvements could be made, regarding further housekeeping checks (cobwebs/spiders in every room. Furniture was missing knobs and sharp screws jutting out. Loose leg on an armchair. Cushions could all do with new pads as they were very flat. Quite a few light bulbs needed replacing and outdoor light on the lawn didn't illuminate. Ensuite shower head wasn't well positioned and this meant that the water ended up splashing all on the floor, which over time will cause damp problems, in an already old, damp building. Gutter above terrace needs reconnecting. Wasp nest in bin shed. Carpets could do with a carpet cleaner, being cream coloured. If all of these things were remedied, the star rating would no doubt go up to a 5 and future renters would have a more positive experience ,for the money. Just a little more money, thought and love could make Tan Y Bryn a truly magical place.

    Reviewed by Tim4.1Jun 2023

  • "Lovely, picturesque place to stay but needs a good clean."

    Cobwebs hanging from the ceiling, other peoples items in freezer and in drawers. The internet was awful and we could barely get a signal. On day three cows were herded into the field and ropes put across the path out of the exit. We had to drive around looking for exits so as not to let the cows out. Once we did come back and the cows were out of the field, a very confrontational farmer came into the cottage asking if we had been driving around. We explained that we could not get out and we’re met with abuse. This has put a complete dampener on our weekend. No instructions or welcome book to explain things. Quite unorganised really. Unsure if we would come back.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry that you experienced the Wifi signal to be bad- it can sometimes be weak and we are currently installing an upgraded system. The property is cleaned thoroughly on each changeover but thank you for bringing these areas to our attention. The cows graze pasture land between the 2 cattle grids on the approach drive and occasionally a bungy rope is placed across a cattle grid. The cows move and rotate around fields everyday. A note is advertised on the web listing for the property, specifically reminding guests of the importance of closing any gates which they open. This is countryside code. Any gates left open will result in sheep and cows escaping and getting to places that they shouldn't be, understandably this can be frustrating for the neighbouring dairy farmers. Please accept our apologies that the information currently provided within the property was not sufficient. We are in the middle of updating our welcome book / file which includes a map with the 3 miles of walks on estate property. We are a friendly bunch and there is always someone on site for any questions or if help is required. Thank you, wishing you all the best. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne2.5Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful rural location, the property was ideal for us with 4 teenagers plus two dogs."

    Lovely big bedrooms, very comfy beds, cozy log burning fire and well equipped kitchen with farmhouse style large dining table. Most importantly for us though was the dog proof garden, all fenced in and gated and lovely grounds in which to walk them. Hope to be back soon

    Reviewed by Jon4.7Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely position."

    Bedding, towels and hot tub spotless, everything else was dirty , filthy in some areas. TV cannot pick up any channels, no outside Aerial. Toilet seat broken, issues reported via Sykes not repaired. Microwave contained forgotten cooked food of previous occupants as did fridge. Dustpan full to overflowing of dirt. Headboard could write name in the muck not dust. We have pictures. Needs professional deep clean. No welcome booklet so had to go through Sykes with issues still awaiting call back from last Wednesday.

    Thank you for you'r feedback. We have taken this on board , We can confirm the TV has been replaced I apologise that you did not receive a quicker response. The owner has confirmed that he has also changed their housekeeping team Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne2.2Sep 2022

  • "Character property, spacious with all necessary facilities and nice extras such as sauna and hot tub."

    Very private remote location with large enclosed garden and wonderful views. The kitchen is filled with lots of expected items but at the expense of adequate storage for some food/drink items. The property is in need of some serious upgrading with Sofas uncomfortable and grubby looking. Walls in every room filled with pictures, most of which do nothing to enhance the interior and in fact many look dirty, some show mould damage and are all round very drab looking. Upstairs the carpets are old and in desperate need of replacing, very dirty looking that no hoover could improve. Being in a rural setting you must expect ingress from insects, but I draw the line at spider webs, complete with spider, attached to my bed !! The noise from the upstairs toilet plumbing when flushed is enough to wake the dead ! I have rented several similar properties with Sykes over the last 12 months, and sadly Tan Y Bryn falls well below the standards of the others. A hot tub and sauna do not make up for the issues highlighted above, in my opinion.

    I was a little surprised to read your review as I visited you at the cottage during your stay and no issues at all were raised. That aside, I'm glad that you enjoyed the beautiful view from Tan Y Bryn. We do feel the photos on the website are a true reflection of the cottage (the photos were taken earlier this year) and wouldn't agree it's drab however we do appreciated that not everyone's taste is the same. We consider the rural location to be one of the things that makes Tan Y Bryn such a charming place to spend a holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul3.1Aug 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin, 1 x double bunk
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker with oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, hairdryer
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available on request
  • Parking
  • Well-enclosed garden with lawn, patio, terrace and furniture and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles, pub 3.9 miles, beach 4.2 miles
  • Note: Dogs are not allowed upstairs or on the furniture
  • Note: Please close any gates behind you when exploring the Estate to avoid escaping sheep
  • Note: The Wifi speed at the property can be slow and signal intermittent

The property

Resting on the peaceful Glasfryn Estate which is surrounded by countryside is this detached, stone-built cottage, Tan Y Bryn.

Located on the Llŷn Peninsula AONB, the cottage offers sea views, a private, enclosed garden perfect for up to two well-behaved dogs, with hot tub and sauna; an ideal, secluded spot for family gatherings!

Admire your lush surroundings before stepping inside this lovely abode with a well-equipped kitchen/diner; set the table whilst the designated chef whips up their favourite home-cooked dinner, ready to tuck in together as a family.

Retreat to the quaint sitting room to start the woodburning stove and snuggle up on the cushioned sofas.

During the summer months, be sure to relax in your private garden with a terrace and outdoor seating to make the most of your glorious backdrop; why not step inside the sauna for the ultimate de-stress after you've hiked along the picturesque coast?

Keep your muddy boots in the handy utility with a washing machine to keep your gear clean.

Freshen up in the family bathroom before retiring to one of three beautifully appointed bedrooms; a double hosts an en-suite bathroom, whilst a twin and double bunk are just nearby.

Wander the grounds of Glasfryn Estate with its large, natural lake, head to Abersoch for surfing, or discover local heritage at Criccieth.

However you plan to spend your time, Tan Y Bryn is a wonderful base to explore a stunning region of North Wales.

Note: This property can be booked with Refs: 1099695, 1099693, 1099694 & 1099696 together sleeping 39 guests.

Note. This property has a house keeping bond of a £150

Glasfryn Cottages

Glasfryn Cottages consists of five charming, pet-friendly cottages nestled on the private Glasfryn Estate between Trefor and Pwllheli, Gwynedd. The collection offers private gardens, excellent facilities, woodburning stoves, and access to a natural 13-acre lake teeming with wildlife, making it ideal for romantic breaks and extended family holidays. Glasfryn Fawr, Coach House, Garden Cottage and Rose Cottage are within walking distance of each other, whereas Tan y Bryn is a little more "remote". A perfect base for exploring an area of outstanding natural beauty, the surroundings enjoy idyllic countryside where you can visit Glasfryn Parc – North Wales’ premier activity centre or embark on a coastal walk along the spectacular Llyn Peninsula, which hosts beaches, bays and sea-cliffs unlike any other in Wales. Dine out at nearby eateries such as Y Madryn or Tafarn Y Fic for traditional pub grub, whilst Pwllheli hosts waterfront restaurants and classic fish and chip shops. Explore Criccieth to visit the hilltop ruins of Castell Criccieth and relax along Criccieth Beach, or perhaps make your way to Abersoch for a variety of watersports, Abersoch Golf Club and the nearby Plas yn Rhiw, a National Trust 16th-century manor overlooking the sea. Snowdonia National Park, Ffestiniog Railway, Welsh Highland Railway and the Italian-style village of Portmeirion are all within easy reach. A very warm welcome awaits you at Glasfryn Cottages.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Abersoch 6 miles; Criccieth 8 miles.

This busy market town is the unofficial capital of the Llyn Peninsula which is one of the most scenic regions of Wales, renowned for its outstanding scenery, stunning coastal walks, excellent beaches and golf courses. This traditional seaside town offers a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants and an impressive marina holding 400 boats. The town boasts two beaches, one with the Blue Flag Award and is renowned for its sailing and watersports. Close by are Criccieth, with its medieval castle, and popular Abersoch, a pretty harbour town also renowned for its wonderful beaches and watersports facilities. Much of the peninsula is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and a lot of the coastline is owned by the National Trust providing many remote bays, sandy beaches and exciting clifftop walks, as well as wildlife havens like Bardsey Island. Discover all of Snowdonia, the Isle of Anglesey, many medieval castles and N.T. properties and gardens, or simply relax in this beautiful part of Wales.

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Note. This property has a good house keeping bond of a £150.
Note: Please close any gates behind you when exploring the Estate to avoid escaping sheep.
Note: The Wifi speed at the property can be slow and signal intermittent

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas