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Conion Ganol

(Ref. 973912)

Aberdaron, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher

Reviews & Ratings

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "The upper bedrooms are not suitable for adults."

    There is no point in the room where you can stand upright and we are not tall people.They are not suitable for children either as there is no Stairgate at the top.Also, there is no spare bedding.If someone is unwell or a child wets the bed in the night you need bedding immediately. No time to put the washing machine on.The rest of the cottage is small but cosy and the view is fantastic.Also, the garden is well maintained.Another downside is that this is the first cottage we have been to where there was not even the smallest welcome pack.Food delivery expected later in the evening but we could not even make a cup of tea on arrival.

    Reviewed by Margaret1.9May 2024

  • "A lovely character cottage, that was warm and very clean on our arrival."

    Fantastic views from all of the windows in this two hundred year plus building. Great walks from the front door. We all had a lovely week here enjoying the peace and quiet. A return visit has already been booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely old cottage with all the modern equipment you could want but still Retaining many old and welcoming features."

    Unfortunately during our stay We didn't get to see the views much as we were shrouded in mist and cloud But that didn't spoil our holiday .Will come again and hope for better weather

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2024

  • "The cottage was clean and tidy on arrival."

    Everything that we needed to relax for a week was available in the cottage. Despite it's remote location the 4G signal worked and we could get most of the main tv channels. Not that we watched much telly as the views are stupendous when the clouds lift and the night sky is amazing. There are wonderful local walks from the cottage where you can see how the tip of the Peninsula is surrounded by the sea. We visited some lovely places, Plas yn Rhiw and it's great cafe and garden, Llanbedrog ( stunning cafe), Abersoch ( Crust does unique and Delicious pizzas), Porth Neigwl, Aberdaron ( great fish bar) and Porth Or ( cafe on the beach), all within 15 miles, along narrow lanes brimming with berries and wildflowers and birds. Pheasants, rabbits, choughs, buzzards, all sorts of birds, insects and butterflies can be seen in and from the garden. This is a wonderful place to stay if you seek peace, beauty and wildlife. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful location, fantastic views, perfect for exploring all the wonderful beaches."

    Plus there's some great walks from the cottage. Cute well equipped character cottage with a lovely garden.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.1Jul 2023

  • "We stayed for one week in this beautiful and well-equipped and comfortable cottage (kids loved 1st floor despite low ceiling) and enjoyed the quietness and that unique coastal view having the dragon back mountain next to us and all the sheeps and birds around."

    Peninsula Llyn has so many marvellous spots to offer, it's definetly worth a trip. Hopefully we will come back again in order to discover more. Greetings from Cologne/Germany

    Reviewed by Sonja5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at the cottage."

    We thought it was beautiful inside and out ! and loved the cottage feel , the furniture, beams etc . We felt it was very special as it had been in the family for many generations . The cottage was very clean and warm when we arrived. Although we needed to light the fire to give it a more cosy feel . It got very hot inside with the fire on. Thank you for providing lots of coal in the coal bunker outside which was more than we expected, but much appreciated. The garden is beautiful and the views are stunning. Our 2 dogs loved relaxing in the garden after our walks. There are a few walks straight from the cottage, which provide some amazing views. We also spent time on the beaches with the dogs and drove to local places, and did a few longer coastal walks. All in all a fantastic week !

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Feb 2023

  • "It was a great experience & easily one of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    The best things were the peace & quiet, the view of the bay from the bedroom window, and the lovely garden around the cottage. We loved watching the birds every morning around breakfast time. The furnishings inside the cottage were very much in keeping with the age of the property but had modern appliances too. We appreciated all the little extras that were provided like dishwasher tablets, washing machine pouches, handwash, toilet paper etc. The bed was very comfortable & we slept well. The multi-fuel fire was a welcome addition to warm the cottage on cold evenings. One small improvement could be the addition of a rug on the stone floor in the kitchen. There were plenty of walks in the surrounding area & pretty beaches further afield to drive to. Be prepared to drive if you require access to larger supermarkets than the little Spar in Aberdaron. If you're looking for a cottage with character, this is ideal.

    Reviewed by Guy5.0Feb 2023

  • "Had a great week writing, walking and sleeping in front of the fire."

    I know the area very well from my youth and know there are so many different walks you can go on from the front door. It was a great reset for me and loved being back in the old style cottage. When arrived it was warm and clean and I had no problem with notices over the sink regards the waste since you only need to read them once :) I'm a large chap ut had no problems as I only used the downstairs and while there is no wifi there was a good 4G signal which allowed me to access the internet when I need to. I will be staying again soon.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7Jan 2023

  • "We arrived at 17."

    20, the cottage was cold, damp and dirty. It took us over 48 hours to get it aired and warm. We went away as we have the builders in here, we live in a stone cottage that’s grade 2 listed, so we know the issues. We had taken hot water bottles thank fully. We spent all the first day cleaning, the owner obviously doesn’t know the meaning of the word and to say they deep clean is a joke. I took pictures to prove the state it was in, totally disgusting. The upstairs rooms are not safe to use, especially for children. The notices about the cottage are unnecessary, especially one by the kitchen sink, telling you that the cesspit, likes human waist for bacteria!!! Not what you want to read while preparing food. We read in visitors book people complaining as far back as 2028, so why do Sykes still list this property? It’s got lovely views but that’s it. Opener needs to up there game massively.

    Reviewed by Janet1.3Jan 2023

  • "The cottage is in a fantastic position with beautiful views."

    Lovely garden and so pretty externally. The cottage is clean and the kitchen has everything needed. Towels and bed linen are spotless. The only downside for us was the dark period furniture inside the cottage. It felt cluttered, dark and depressing. We had good weather so stayed outside most of our stay. If you like the oldy worldly feeling then you will love it, just not for us.

    Reviewed by Angela3.8Sep 2022

  • "Lovely stay in comfortable cottage, the steep access to roof space bedrooms is only for the sure footed, as mentioned in the listing, but we managed!"

    The cottage is well appointed & maintained, with a beautiful new bathroom. It’s position tucked into the hillside above the village of Rhiw means the views are stunning from the windows & gardens overlooking Hells Mouth beach. Would highly recommend the property and location.

    Reviewed by Edwina5.0Aug 2022

  • "Stunning views and garden."

    We appreciated being able to replenish the bird feeders (bird food in shed) to view the birds. Delighted to see a stoat in the neighbouring field. The property is thoughtfully and well equipped. Had a wonderful week of walking and swimming.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a very beautiful area."

    Ideal for those who like peace and quiet, as only the sound of sheep, birds and insects surrounded us. The local beach was ideal for paddle boarding and swimming and only a few miles away. Loved it

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Jul 2022

  • "Quaint cosy cottage in an AONB with panaranmic veiws but easy access to Aberdaron."

    Rather cluttered with period furniture and prrehaps small for 6 adults but lovely for a family with children Would recommend it to family and friends and would book it again.

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage although old is in bed of repairs."

    The beds are very small and uncomfortable. Only 1 wardrobe for a 6 bed cottage . Bathroom seals around bath poor. Bath seat over bath in order to shower is unsafe . Loose and slipping off. Can’t stand in bath to shower . Not enough equipment in kitchen . No large pans . No serving dishes. Need larger pots for cooking . We struggled and it wa only 2 of us. We received an email from the owners which was fine about what to do but they bordered on the shout and rude when repeated all around the cottage in capital letters and exclamation marks. We found it quite upsetting and anxiety was high . We have stayed in many cottages before but felt they well over stepped the welcome mark. The room was cluttered but ok . The main rug was dirty , the cottage was clean b it didn’t smell fresh . The views were the only good thing . We would Have been very disappointed if we had paid high season price . This cottage is really only for 2 adults and small children not 6 adults . Hope this feedback helps . Ps the welcome letter said the owners may call in to check all was ok , they didn’t but we felt we couldn’t relax in case they descended on us to check up on us . We won’t be booking this cottage again .

    Reviewed by Victoria2.2Sep 2021

  • "Had an amazing week away in this lovely little cottage!"

    Tucked away from it all it was just what we needed!

    Reviewed by Charotte5.0May 2021

  • "Immaculately clean little cottage."

    Kitchen facilities, everything you could need. Idyllic setting with the most amazing views. Walks straight from the door and short drives to some beautiful beaches. Perfect retreat.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2021

  • "Just what the doctor ordered!"

    Perfect spot for that ‘getting away from it all’ feeling and the views are superb. If you like a good walk, a good book and an evening of relaxation/scrabble/glass of your favourite beverage then this is the place for you (as long as you’re not too tall!) Practical as opposed to luxurious and would be a little ’snug’ with a larger family but ideal for the three of us. Thanks Margaret also for your prompt emails to our queries. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by Martin4.1Oct 2020

  • "A tranquil cottage with spectacular views."

    Reviewed by June5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a fantastic time at caniol ganol, warm friendly feel about the cottage, loved the original furniture."

    The whole place had a family feel about it. Wonderful views, of hells mouth, and beyond. Elias, (our border collie) actually sulked when we got home. Would definatley visit again.

    Reviewed by Annette4.4Sep 2020

  • "Had a lovely stay in this cottage ."

    The cottage is set up high above the coastline with lovely veiws along the coast . Our personal opinion is that the cottage does need a bit of an update in certain areas and the lounge seems to have too much furniture in it making it seem cluttered . Removing a few items of furniture from the room and repositioning the remainder would make it a lot more comfortable . The 3 of us and our dog really enjoyed our time there and would definately return for another stay

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Sep 2020

  • "This is are third thine."

    We are going again this October. And I am Booking it again for next September. This is a perfect location for dog walking and a private garage as well

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2020

  • "Absolutely loved the position of this cottage and its lovely garden, with exceptional views and fabulous walks from the doorstep."

    Reviewed by Lynda4.1Aug 2020

  • "Coat left hanging in the bathroom if anyone is wondering where they lost a ..."

    Coat left hanging in the bathroom if anyone is wondering where they lost a coat Wonderful view from cottage and garden Toilet cystern only fills half full so flush not always effective A small but lovely hideaway Thank you

    Reviewed by Jill4.1Feb 2020

  • "A beautiful Old cottage in afantastic location an enclosed garden with stunning ..."

    A beautiful Old cottage in afantastic location an enclosed garden with stunning views of the Llyn Peninsula and surrounding countryside ,ideal for a quiet relaxing Holiday with our Dog

    Reviewed by Iris4.7Sep 2019

  • "My self and my husband and our 2 dogs Dontcha & Lego had a wonderful time in this beautiful little cottage."

    The surrounding views are breathtaking The thing I love the most is we parked the car up on the Friday and did not move it till time the Thursday. All the walks you need are right on your door step just by following the arrows. We walked to Aberdaron it is 3 1/2 miles just over an hour walk.. And you must do the beach tour staring at ( DINAS Dinlle) another amazing day out making your way back to the cottage.. I recommend this cottage 110 % we will be rebooking

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Sep 2019

  • "We had a fabulous holiday with the dogs."

    The cottage was great with beautiful views and a perfect location for exploring the Llyn peninsula. Facilities definitely met our needs. Aberdaron had everything that we needed. A beautiful beach, a delicious bakery and cafe, restaurants pub etc. Also adequate parking. We would definitely like to return next year. Thank you for allowing 3 dogs. We hope our spring clean left no trace of them or us.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Sep 2019

  • "The cottage is situated high in the hills, giving excellent views of the beach, sea and surrounding countryside."

    The cottage itself is beautiful, steeped in history and the owner, Margaret, has made every consideration for visitors comfort. We loved every minute of our stay. We did not want to leave, it’s a little piece of heaven!

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jun 2019

  • "The place was lovely."

    The we got there late and we got lost. If there was a light on outside it would have been some help. we noticed a few places had flag outside so was easy to find. It was great they had a file to give us information of the cottage, But just a thought the basic things could have been laminated and put up on the wall. Only because after we had cleaned up my son went to take the bin over to were it stated on in the file. Only to find the bin locked He forgot where the key was so left the bin outside came back to the cottage, we looked in the file, he then went back to the bill to look for the key, only to find a very rude man telling him off. My son explained he forgot under which plant pot the key was and only went back to the cottage to check. the Gentleman was just rude and kept saying what did it say in the file, this went on for 5 mins until he told my son. If they are the owners of the property I suggest they be a bit more polite to people who rent it out. Apart from that it was a lovely holiday, I bumped my head a few times, but only to be expected. This was a lovely place but would suggest what they say on the brief upstairs is only suitable for kids.

    Thank you for your feedback and I am sorry to hear of the issues you raised. We have an outside light but this is not sensor triggered as it would likely be set off by wildlife so have instead added a note to email communications asking guests to bring a torch if they will be arriving in the dark. We do have some advisory items laminated on the wall but feel that too many would be seen as uninviting so we have any other information listed in our welcome folder. I am sorry if the neighbour down the road was rude to your son. I have always found him to be pleasant so will query this when I next see him but am sorry for any upset caused. We do also have a note on the website that there is limited head room in the upstairs bedrooms and bathroom. I am sorry that you bumped your head but am glad that you enjoyed your stay overall. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Surinder3.4May 2019

  • "A perfect cottage for a brilliant peaceful break."

    Reviewed by June5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a fantastic location"

    Reviewed by Dionne4.7Mar 2019

  • "We had a brilliant time here, a perfect base for miles of walking, historic sights and stunning beaches."

    The cottage is so cozy and had all we needed. I cannot wait to go back. A special place for the soul. Perfect for my little dog.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Mar 2019

  • "Cottage was better location than we expected with views stunning."

    Would definitely revisit.Already recommended to a friend.Cosy ,charming,character accomadation in a beautiful part of Wales.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Feb 2019

  • "The Cottage is situated with beautiful views around the property."

    Plenty of walks, abundance of peace & quiet and depending on the season (we visited in the winter months), tempestuous weather! Wonderful.

    Reviewed by Janette4.4Feb 2019

  • "The cottage was cosy with the fire, and the beds were comfortable."

    However we were overall disappointed. There were no festive decorations up, as we were there for Christmas week this would have been a nice touch. The bathroom was very dated, can’t stand up in the shower. No hard standing to park on. The upstairs bedrooms were in need of tlc, one had paint flaking off the ceiling, it was all over the pillows! The other had bits of plaster fallen off the wall around the window, with marks on the walls. I know it’s an old character cottage but standards have to be maintained. If we had booked another week in winter, when it’s a lot cheaper, we may have forgiven more, but we paid a lot for Christmas week and weren’t given value for money.

    Reviewed by Darren3.1Dec 2018

  • "It states there is a dishwasher and there is not"

    Reviewed by Mari3.8Nov 2018

  • "The beauty of the cottage was it’s location it was fantastic it could not be better, the garden and views were stunning!"

    The dog friendly aspect was a real bonus for us as we love to walk and this offered that perfectly you could walk for miles directly from the door So many beaches close by too it was a great break away from work life Facilities were quite basic but it suited us and the sort of holiday we were looking for. Sian

    Reviewed by Sian3.1Sep 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x twin (2-foot 6-inches beds) (2 x 3-foot beds)
  • Ground floor Shower room with shower only, and basin with combined WC
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge/diner with multi-fuel stove.
  • Electric central heating with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, Dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample private parking
  • Grassed garden to the front and side
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 4 miles
  • Note: Very steep open-tread stairs to the first floor
  • Note: Both bedrooms have very limited head height, more suited for children
  • Note: There is a cobbled path up to one of the doors at the property,- care to be taken, Easier access from car park to property
  • Note: Unsuitable for the infirm, elderly or disabled guests
  • Note: Check-in 5pm

The property

Step back in time to this very cosy 1800s detached cottage at Rhiw, near seaside Aberdaron, featuring extensive panoramic views over Hell's Mouth towards the Snowdonia mountain range beyond.

In a rural location, high on Rhiw Mountain, visitors can enjoy this traditional retreat and its excellent location all season round.

A characterful cobbled path takes you up to the entrance of Conion Ganol, where you will step inside to discover the wonderful lounge, elevated by a multi-fuel stove tucked away into an original inglenook fireplace.

From the rugged exposed beams, to the Welsh dresser, this is your own little hideaway; there is even a dining table for six people to come together.

The galley kitchen is neatly equipped and elevated by natural views, so you can be at one with the destination as you go about your day.

A lovely Shower room brings a modern twist to the property, finishing the ground floor.

A double bedroom is situated close by, overlooked by exposed beams, with more beautiful scenery to wake up to, whilst two twin low aitch bedrooms lie upstairs, accessed by a very steep open-tread staircase.

The low ceilings give the cottage a true charm effect, an enchanting place for the children to settle down after a fun-filled afternoon When you are not admiring the beautiful landscape, take some time to explore the surrounding areas, perhaps the amenities of Aberdaron, Sarn Mellteyrn, Botwnnog and Mynytho, all within a 10-minute drive.

The popular resorts of Pwllheli and Abersoch are within easy reach.

Discover fabulous castles and coves, or enjoy fishing, water sports and golf opportunities, all available nearby.

The dramatic scenery and abundance of walks at the Snowdonia National Park area are within good distance.

A one-of-a-kind cottage in a precious part of Wales.

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About the location


Abersoch 11 miles; Pwllheli 16 miles.

The seaside village of Aberdaron is peacefully situated around two streams, and facing the sea. Straggling up the hills are the buildings that give Aberdaron its character; the lime-washed fishermen's cottages, the cafes, shops, and hotels, and the church of St Hywyn. On each side of the river's mouth is the beach for walking and playing on, and a promenade where you can watch the sailing boats and regattas in the bay. There is also a National Trust visitor centre and car park. The popular resorts of Pwllheli and Abersoch are within easy reach. Discover fabulous castles and coves, or enjoy excellent fishing, watersports and golf opportunities, all available nearby. The dramatic scenery and abundance of superb walks at the Snowdonia National Park area are within easy driving distance, making an ideal base for a varied and enjoyable holiday, at any time of year.

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