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Porth Awyr

(Ref. 921247)

Aberdaron, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.5

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cottage (15)
  • location (10)
  • our (9)
  • lovely (8)
  • peaceful (8)
  • stay (6)

19 Customer Reviews

  • "This is the 3rd time we've stayed here."

    Location is great but the cleanliness of the cottage was appalling. It wasn't great 2 years ago but has gone downhill. The dust was horrendous. There was pet hairs all over the coffee table tv stand and floors. Windows were filthy. Mould in the bathroom. Toilet was dirty. And the bath mat that was left was dirty. We spent a good few hrs with the vacuum cleaner to get rid of all the hairs dead flies and cobwebs and a good clean of the kitchen just so we could stay and use it . This has been really disappointing because our stay was for our honeymoon and my husbands birthday. There is no way this property was cleaned before out stay. I did try to contact Sykes but like everything these days you don't get through to anyone.

    Reviewed by Janet2.5Sep 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Comfortable cottage with great location for getting around Aberdaron area and access to walking - Wales Coastal Pathway a short walk from cottage. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Sara4.4Aug 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Porth Awyr, such a peaceful situation surtounded by fields and high hedged lanes so handy for visiting."

    Places on the peninsula. Big and spacious ,comfortable beds with nice bedding, fluffy towels provided. Very light and airy we would love to book again for Porth Awyr we loved our holiday .

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2023

  • "A lovely cottage in an ideal location"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2023

  • "The property is a good location and the layout of the house is good."

    We were disappointed that the property wasnt particularly clean, surfaces were dusty, floors hadnt been swept properly, internal bins were all dirty. Generally the whole property needed a good bottoming. We were also subject to noisy excavation works right outside which we were told would be one morning which we were fine with but it ended up being several mornings. Diggers on the go right outside the bedroom at 7.30am wasnt what we had planned on. Generally the property needs some TLC inside and out, overgrown garden area, patio full of weeds doesnt make sitting out particularly enjoyable. Whilst there is garden table this was used as a washing airer support! I think if you are going to charge a reasonable sum for people to stay you should at least keep up with the basics. Very disappointed.

    Hi there, We did contact guests prior to the works to ensure this would be okay, we apologise for the inconvenience caused, we were advised they would start at 9am and only take place for a few days, we still hope that you managed to enjoy your time away. The garden itself is cut every other week, the bank along side may look overgrown but we are purposefully growing this area out to allow wild flowers to grow all along side, given a bit more time, this will look beautiful when in full bloom. Thank you for raising your issues but we wished you would have highlighted them to us during your stay as we could have helped rectify them. We hope you visit us again soon and see the improvements we've made. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sara2.5Aug 2022

  • "Lovely, well equipped, comfy cottage in a peaceful, beautiful location."

    The area is spectacular - great if you are into wildlife or walking and the beaches are amazing.

    Reviewed by Debby4.4Apr 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage, could not fault it really."

    Unfortunately dishwasher had a fault and due to social distancing could not be repaired but otherwise perfect. Was a busy day if five cars went by. Quite isolated.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Jun 2021

  • "Very remote location ."

    .. which suited us and our needs. Coastal path and small towns easily accessible ... beautiful scenery. Thousands of sheep for company. Ideal if you are looking for an 'away from it all' break.

    Reviewed by Kay4.7Apr 2021

  • "A lovely cottage set in peaceful surroundings with a large conservatory that catches the sun all day."

    Good sized enclosed garden so very safe for children and dogs to run around in. The large kitchen was very well equipped with a good sized fridge and stand alone 3 drawer freezer, large bedroom and comfortable bed. Cosy evenings by the open fire. Short drive from some of the most beautiful beaches in Wales. Small supermarket in Aberdaron, 2.5 miles, stocking everything you require there is also a lovely bakery and coffee shop. The owners are very helpful and friendly should you need them. It far exceeded our expectations. A perfect cottage in a perfect location.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was cosy, well-equipped and comfortable - we were very happy there for our week."

    However, we did feel that the area near the back door needed tidying. The outside chairs were grubby: they needed a good scrub and some weeding was required too. It all looked a bit neglected! This didn’t spoil our stay (we have been coming to the area for over fifty years!) and we found the cottage to be a great location to visit all our favourite places. Thank you! Andy and Ros Taylor.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Aug 2019

  • "Llyn Peninsula is an area of outstanding views - we went to Porth Awyr last year as well, and we and our bid dog are getting to know a lovely range of hill walks (not too steep!"

    ), in addition to the well-known coastal walks. More to come no doubt! The area is approaching Aberdaron, so is nearly at the end of the peninsula - you can see Bardey Island peeping through from the back garden. The cottage is good - especially if you enjoy a quiet, peaceful area, where the only likely ones to see are the local couple of farmers and their cows, sheeps, farm dogs - and an occasional friendly visit from the owner.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2019

  • "A perfect little cottage which was what we were looking for, It was in a very quiet and peaceful location, and in easy reach of beaches and lots of walks to choose from, Also had no problem going to and from other places to visit."

    So if you want somewhere to chill out this is the place for you, I can recommend it.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage is extremely comfortable and well equipped."

    It is in a lovely quiet rural location with very little passing traffic. Useful enclosed grassed areas outside which are safe for those with children and dogs. Just about perfect for visiting the sights of the Lleyn peninsular and in particular the lovely seaside village of Aberdaron and Porthor (whistling sands). Could be improved with the addition of a small freezer; we visited during a heatwave and could have done with ice cubes in our drinks.

    Reviewed by John Anthony4.7Jul 2018

  • "We had a lovely weekend , the cottage is so cosy and set in the middle of beautiful surrounding countryside, Aberdaron and Abersoch only short drives away."

    If you need a peaceful and quiet time away then I highly recommend this property. Only downside was the mattress was far too soft (that’s just a personal preference) and the property doesn’t have a freezer (but when the temperatures are at minus we kept the ice outside :-)

    Reviewed by Michael4.0Feb 2018

  • "This was one of the best winter breaks we have had ."

    The cottage was a delight and so cosy. We would definitely consider going back.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2017

  • "I am so sorry that I overlooked the review on this cottage."

    We really enjoyed our stay here. The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed. It was very quiet and peaceful. We enjoyed going to the surrounding areas and the weather was also kind.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2017

  • "Everything was as it should be."

    The landlord and landlady are helpful. Thank you.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2017

  • "It was a very nice cottage and well equipped."

    We wanted somewhere quiet and peaceful and it was certainly that. We loved it.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2017

  • "The cottage was very well equipped but the fridge had no icebox in it."

    Most people bring a coolbag but have no means of freezing an icepack.

    Reviewed by Pat4.8Aug 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single with pull-out single bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Conservatory.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, surround sound, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Lawned garden with yard, furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 3.5 miles
  • Beach 2.3 miles. Please note: This property now has a Good House Keeping Bond on all future bookings.

The property

Aberdaron 3.5 miles.

This attractive, detached, whitewashed stone cottage is set on a quiet lane in a rural, picturesque location surrounded by rolling countryside, only a short drive from the beautiful little fishing village of Aberdaron.

This single-storey, dog-friendly cottage will appeal to couples or a small family hoping to explore one of the most beautiful areas along the North Wales coastline, the Llŷn Peninsula.

On arrival, you'll be greeted by peace and tranquillity, before stepping inside this welcoming cottage.

Enjoy relaxing afternoons in the sitting room with cushioned sofas and an open fire to warm tired feet, whilst you watch TV, choose a book from the collection, or reminisce about the day's adventures with your loved ones.

The farmhouse-style kitchen/diner has everything you need for a self-catering stay, including an electric oven, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, and a washer/dryer and dishwasher, so you can cook at home with ease.

Enjoy leisurely breakfasts here or make your way to the bright and airy conservatory, a great spot for catching the morning sun with your fresh cup of coffee and planning the day ahead.

Your dog has plenty of space in the garden to play with the little ones in the sunshine, whilst you rustle up dinner on the barbecue with fantastic countryside views as your backdrop!

Porth Awyr also has lockable bike storage, so be sure to bring yours to discover more of this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

When it's time to retire, climb the stairs to freshen up in the beautifully appointed bathroom with a bath and shower over, before choosing from two bedrooms.

You'll wake up to country views in the double with lovely wooden furnishings, and in the single with a trundle under, ideal for two youngsters.

Start your holiday by exploring lovely country walks from your doorstep that join the Welsh Coastal Path with miles of unspoilt coastal and clifftop walks!

Pack your towels, buckets and spades for days by the sea at the golden sands of Traeth Porthor, known as Whistling Sands beach, or Traeth Penllech, whilst the charming fishing village of Aberdaron is close by.

Visit the historic Eglwys Hywyn Sant, pick up a sweet treat at the traditional Becws Islyn Bakery, and relax along the sands of Traeth Aberdaron, a popular spot for surfing!

Be sure to venture along the coastal path to spot the local bird life and admire views of Bardsey Island (Ynys Enlli) out at sea, or perhaps you'd prefer an action-packed day at Saethu Coed Airsoft Centre?

Venture further along the coast to the idyllic Porth Neigwl or Hell's Mouth, a sprawling beach with grassy dunes, which is overlooked by the National Trust's Plas yn Rhiw, a 16th-century manor house with formal gardens.

The bustling village of Abersoch is another must-visit on the peninsula to stroll along the sandy beach, play a game or two at the golf club, and dine at one of the many restaurants including The Cove Abersoch and Venetia for Italian cuisine.

There's so much to discover along the North Wales coast including the market town of Pwllheli, the Italianate village of Portmeirion, plenty of hikes and outdoor adventures in Snowdonia National Park, and the beautiful Isle of Anglesey.

Porth Awyr is an ideal base for exploring the riches North Wales has to offer, all year-round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

ABERDARON

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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This property offers the following short breaks:

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