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Gwynant

(Ref. 1089651)

Dyserth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

3.7

Sykes rating

  • 18 Guests

  • 9 Bedrooms

  • 6 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

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

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Another amazing week at gwynant."

    Everything you need is there for your stay.owner is always there if you have any queries. Will be booking again soon .house was lovely and clean and fresh.beds were all comfortable and plenty of crockery and cutlery for us all.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jan 2024

  • "The property was huge and the views to the front were beautiful."

    The heating was not on when we arrived and it took some time to get the house warm. The dining room was the best room in the house and we thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas dinner in this room . The biggest disappointment (the photos are very deceiving) was the kitchen. It was very small, poorly designed and definitely not big enough to cater for a large group. Despite this, (we were only a small group),we thoroughly enjoyed our week away over Christmas. The house was well decorated for the festive period.

    Reviewed by Una3.4Dec 2023

  • "Just had an amazing week in gwynant house was lovely and clean everything was there to help us enjoy our stay."

    Weather was quite good did not have to contact owners has no issues with property all beds were lovely and comfortable full instructions in welcome pack in hall looking forward to our return in January for another family get together will definitely be booking again for summer thank you

    We are so pleased you and your family enjoyed yourselves at Gwynant . And you found it clean and comfortable with no issues … We look forward to welcoming you back in January! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a 3 night stay with family and friends."

    The property offered ample space to accomodate our large party and we enjoyed our long weekend. The house is a bit tired as has been mentioned before but was clean and comfortable enough for our needs . Nice to have en-suite facilities in every room. The top floor shower still does not work, also the TV in main lounge. Would have expected them to be sorted as not a new problem going by previous reviews. Downstairs wet room and toilet is a bit dark and dingy. Gas cooker in kitchen does not work and is dirty- detracts from an otherwise nice kitchen, although might struggle to cook for a lot of people with 1 oven, microwave and 4 ring hob. Didnt bother us as we ate out. Had an ice making machine - nice feature. Could not get heating on at first, despite instructions in welcome pack. Thermostat in a cupboard on first floor. Had to make a couple of calls to owner to find out there is another switch in an outdoor shed at back of property that needed to be switched on. Unfortunately not all radiators came on and had to use electric heaters and wall heaters (would be usefull to have instructions for wall heaters).Didnt use the garden as the access is quite steep. Ample parking for several cars at front of house, lovely uninterrupted view at front, quiet at night and location great for touring around N Wales. Great Indian takeaway and Frankies cafe in the High St. Spar, pub and lovely butchers there too. Sainsburys , Morrisons, Aldis etc a short drive away if youre looking for provisions for a longer stay. Blue Lion and New Inn nearby for a meal and a drink. Waterfall is a local tourist attraction nearby. Overall, an enjoyable weekend was had.

    Thank you for your feedback. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Gwynant. I apologise for the inconvenience caused by the heating and fortunately after your phone call I was able to rectified it immediately. Kind regards Lyn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Yvonne3.4Sep 2023

  • "Big house - great location - house needs being made user friendly such as - organize kitchen better for example put mugs / glass's in cupboard not in low down draws where OAP's can't bend down to reach them - replace dirty scratched frying pans & trays - repair broken TV in dining room & outside security light - consider putting TVs in the bedrooms - downstairs disabled toilet & wet room disgusting !"

    !! - it looks like no care has been taken to make the property comforting & welcoming.

    Reviewed by Stan1.3Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay at Gwynant for my mums 70th Birthday weekend."

    House was lovely, spacious rooms and we'll equipped for our very large family. All contact regarding the house and all queries were dealt with swiftly and I cannot thank the owner enough for making our stay a special one. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great location with good transport links, very spacious, well equipped kitchen and lovely views."

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property was perfect for us as a party of 10 adults."

    The rooms were spacious, clean and comfortable. The situation of the house is perfect with shops and pub just around the corner, lots of walks on the doorstep and plenty of places nearby to visit for day outs. Views from front of property are lovely. I think description of property should mention that garden can be tricky to access for people with mobility difficulties.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jul 2023

  • "The standard of accommodation was disappointing overall."

    1) Cleanliness - people shouldn’t have to clean their own toilet rims on arrival (I think AJ did) 2) The property was obviously previously a care home and this was not mentioned anywhere on the website. Photographs were unrepresentative of the actual quality. As guests we should not be finding tracking hoists, broken stannah stairlifts (with open wiring coming out of broken sockets), and eulogies of dead people in drawers. There were clearly items of property and photographs/clothing belonging to previous residents in the quarters we were in upstairs. Unlocked doors in our quarters too which lead to open voids in the loft space. 3) top floor shower was broken and obviously had been for some time as there was a framed sign in it saying so not use. Moreover, the gas cooker downstairs was similarly out of order. This should be in working order and operational. One of the downstairs windows was broken ..dangerous for young children. Carpeting in toilets is a hygiene issue. Outside 2 over flowing yellow bins and a shrub growing out of drainpipe doesnt create a positive impression. First time ever my wife has been so disappointed with accommodation for her landmark birthday. Fell short of any expectations.

    Reviewed by Brian2.2Jun 2023

  • "This large accommodation was great for our family of 15 adults and two toddlers ."

    The main living area was big enough for all of us and we also all could eat together in the main dining room. We had a couple of BBQ’s which were great . The rooms and beds were all comfortable. Lots to do in the area weather was fabulous so even had days on the beach . Village had lovely pubs and there was a nice park round the corner. Things that would improve the stay are fixing the shower on the top floor , sort out the hot water without having to turn the heating on, fix the oven that’s not working ( 1 does work) . We had a fabulous holiday especially for the price we paid. As for other reviews I would say if you want 5 star pay 5 star prices. Would recommend. Thank you .

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Jun 2023

  • "Heating problems - exceptionally poor late response from the owner- neglected garden and terrible access - dirty and tired in places with unfinished scruffy paintwork - small kitchen - pictures not very accurate of it - drain in disabled shower was appalling - worst Sykes cottage I have ever had the misfortune to purchase and I have had lots."

    Only thing going for it is the great location otherwise I would recommend people avoid with the broken oven/hob and broken top floor shower - poor

    Reviewed by Val2.2May 2023

  • "Difficult review to write this one."

    The property in itself you get what you pay for, it’s a big property for what you pay, BUT there are a lot of issues that let it down. CONS Lighting is poor, the amount of bulbs out, the amount of redundant switches is unbelievable, Broken window in the snug, generally poor quality furniture and leaky toilets. Showers that dribble water that never really gets massively hot. Cleanliness was a bit of an issue, cobwebs in every room, seemed to be cleaned only to eye level. We had lovely weather, unfortunately we could not use the garden because it was overgrown, and had random wood, old disposable bbq’s, bags of cement scattered around. Not safe for kids. We informed the owner, got an initial response saying she would try to contact the gardener, but subsequent request for confirmation was ignored and no reply. Not really what we expected from the owner. PROS Size, loads of room, plenty of parking and great location, big park behind and close to Prestatyn. With a bit if TLC this place could be nice, but as it is, you can still feel it was an old business (old folks home) that has been changed to a let. Didn’t feel like a holiday home or very homely. We where a large family gathering and none of the family’s said they would return. We wanted to give an honest review as to what to expect, as from the pictures on Sykes, we didn’t think the represented the property in how it actually is.

    Please know that Gwynant is a large property we market as an ideal location for large parties. We at Gwynant take all feedback seriously, and their comments will be shared with our team. I understand there were a few issues during their stay, such as the bulbs being out and the garden not being entirely tidy. I did apologise to the guests about this as I left them my contact number, explaining that our gardener had been ill for the past few weeks, However, I want to clarify that these have been addressed since their departure. As for the cracked window in the Snug, please note that it is a small double-glazed window and has been like that since 2002. We do not plan to replace it at this time. Regarding the shower dripping, I would have been more than happy to arrange for a plumber to come and fix it had I known about it during your stay. I make it perfectly clear to all guests that if they have any issues or concerns please ring me straight away and I will do my utmost to make things right. Regarding the cleanliness of Gwynant, it is worth noting that this property has high ceilings and is quite old. Although we try our best to maintain its cleanliness, there are times when we may miss a few cobwebs here and there. However, I do feel that it would have been helpful if they could have pointed out their findings after going through the property. I would like to clarify that Gwynant is not an "old folks home". In 2018 it was indeed a residential home, but prior to that, it was a family home. We also respectfully disagree with their assessment of our furniture. As a team, we greatly value the feedback from our guests as we strive to ensure that they have a wonderful and memorable experience. This is why we have put measures in place to encourage our guests to reach out to us with any questions or concerns by providing them with a clear notice upon their arrival. Kind regards, the owners. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David2.5May 2023

  • "It worked well for our group of thirteen."

    Wonderful views towards the mountains and coast. One or two small improvements could help. The shower on the top floor is still out of action. There was nowhere to hang your towels/dressing gown in the bedroom we had (room 2) Would we come back? Yes.

    Reviewed by Ruth3.8Mar 2023

  • "Unfortunately we arrived to a cold house as the oil for the boiler had run out and this was not realised until an hour before we arrived."

    A variety of plug in heaters were provided but unfortunately these tripped the plug circuit on the ground floor and there were no instructions for the location of the trip switches or central heating controls. The first 24 hours were dominated by liaising with the owners staff trying to remedy a variety of maintenance issues. It was 24 hours before oil was delivered. Some rooms had electric heaters on the walls but unfortunately one was sparking and had to be condemned. We chose the property as we were a large party of 14 and needed space for everyone to spread out. The property was previously a residential home and has facilities for guests with disabilities. There is a stairlift but it only goes up half the stairs, the upper part has been removed and was found stored in one of the toilets! Gwynant has the potential to be good with some much needed investment and updating of the electrics, plumbing, double glazing and facilities to cater for large groups. There are very few plug sockets in the bedrooms, bedside lamps are provided but you couldn't actually plug them in, we asked for extension leads which were provided quickly. There is no storage for food in the kitchen other than the fridges so supplies for 14 had to be left in bags and boxes. Some coat hooks and shoe storage would be useful at the front door. The shower on the top floor was out of order and we had issues with a the remaining showers ie drains blocked, no hot water. The plumber, electrician and the owners secretary were all very helpful in trying to sort the problems for us but I imagine a lot of the issues must have been mentioned before by previous guests, so puzzled as to why they still exist. I will be writing to the owner as too much to detail here. Despite the many issues with the house, we enjoyed our weekend and the village of Dyserth is lovely. Lots of walks from the doorstep and a short drive to the Coast.

    Reviewed by Moira3.1Jan 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Gwynant."

    It was spacious and comfortable once the heating was on (radiators in bedrooms not turned on before we arrived). Good location for walking from the house and people in the village were very friendly. Some items missing or needing to be replaced - full details on email.

    Reviewed by Helen4.1Nov 2022

  • "Situated very close to a lovely waterfall."

    Huge property. Bedrooms are nice and spacious. 3 rooms downstairs of which 2 are very nice and large. 1 bedroom with en-suite also situated downstairs. 6 bedrooms on middle floor and 2 bedrooms on 3rd floor. Kitchen has ample amount of crockery and cutlery. Home is situated approximately 10 minute drive away from Rhyll beach. Nice and comfortable. The property owner was lovely. 45 min drive away from Llandudno. Ample space to sit and relax on all 3 floors separate from the bedrooms. Brilliant stay.

    We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you enjoyed the Beautiful views looking over to Snowdonia too. Hope to see you back with us soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sajid5.0Sep 2022

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Nine bedrooms: 1 x double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with Jack-and-Jill bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x double with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x ground-floor double with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x second-floor double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x second floor double, 1 x bunk bed with en-suite basin and WC
  • Jack-and-Jill bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor wet room with hand held shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Second-floor kitchenette with microwave, basin and toaster
  • External utility
  • Dining room with electric fire
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Second-floor sitting room
  • Snug
  • First-floor games room
  • Oil central heating with 2 x electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, combi microwave/oven, microwave, 2 x fridge/freezer, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x TV, WiFi, table tennis, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot .Off-road parking for 3 cars with parallel roadside parking on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Rear, multi-level garden with lawn, 2 x terrace and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking indoors
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles.Note: There is a bridge walkway leading to the garden terrace, please take care
  • Note: There is ramp access to the property entrance for wheelchairs and prams
  • Note: there is a stairlift available on request, please let the owner know before arrival

The property

Gwynant is a large, detached, family-friendly holiday home resting in the heart of Dyserth, Denbighshire.

With nine bedrooms hosting up to 18 guests, spacious living areas, a multi-level garden and ground-floor living, the property has been thoughtfully appointed for the whole family to enjoy a holiday in North Wales.

There is ample parking with three off-road spaces, plus roadside, along with ramp access to the main entrance for prams, wheelchairs, and those with limited mobility.

Be immediately welcomed into the stylish reception with a sofa and sleek bar area with seating to pop open the bubbles and start your staycation.

Throughout Gwynant, you'll find large windows framing gorgeous countryside views, as well as elegant touches, décor and homely furnishings.

Stock up the cupboards in the large kitchen/diner equipped with two fridge/freezers, perfect for large family gatherings, as well as an electric oven and hob and a dishwasher to do the dirty work.

The dining area is perfect for hosting quick breakfasts and coffees, whilst the larger dining room with a wall-mounted TV can fit the whole family around the table; celebrate a special occasion with your loved ones by the warmth of the electric fire!

After dinner, retire to the spacious sitting room with another electric fire for comfort on colder nights and a TV for evening entertainment, whilst the first-floor games room hosts table tennis and a selection of games for the little ones!

If you prefer peace and quiet, take refuge in the snug to curl up on the sofa with a good book.

Whether you choose to explore the sandy coast or rugged landscapes of Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park, a handy, external utility awaits at Gwynant to throw your gear into the washer and dryer; there's also extra fridge and freezer space for your convenience!

Suitable for all members of the family, guests have access to a wheelchair-friendly, ground-floor wet room, a first-floor cloakroom and a Jack-and-Jill bathroom to freshen up after the day's adventures.

When it's time to rest, nine bedrooms have been beautifully decorated with pops of colour, feature lights and artwork to suit all tastes; a convenient ground-floor double has an en-suite cloakroom, whilst the first floor hosts six bedrooms including a large twin room with Jack-and-Jill access to the family bathroom, two king-size with en-suite shower rooms, two doubles with en-suite cloakrooms, and a bunk bed with en-suite cloakroom.

Moving up to the second floor, four guests have a private hideaway with two double bedrooms, one with an en-suite shower room, along with a shared bathroom, kitchenette and sitting room.

All guests will rise to stunning views right across to Eryri (Snowdonia), and why not start the day with a wander around your own private garden?

This multi-level garden features two terraces with step access and seating areas to enjoy a hot cup of coffee in the morning sun, whilst planning the day's agenda.

The village of Dyserth is a wonderful base to explore North Wales, with a convenience store, pubs and restaurants just around the corner from Gwynant; Rhaeadr Dyserth Waterfall is a lovely local walk with picnic areas and on-site facilities, The village also has a post office/convenience store, butchers, two take-aways and 2 village pubs.

Whilst the Dyserth to Prestatyn Way is a 2.6 mile walk through picturesque countryside, all the way to the coast!

Pack your towels for a family day at Prestatyn Beach, play a game or two at Prestatyn Golf Club, and close the day with dinner at one of the coastal town's many restaurants.

Llandudno is a short drive away with plenty of attractions to choose from; catch a show at Venue Cymru, discover classic seaside entertainments along Llandudno Pier, and why not embark on a boat trip to marvel at the breath-taking coastline?

Get a taste of Wales' incredible history and culture in the neighbouring Conwy, home to the 13th-century Conwy Castle, mediaeval town walls and Plas Mawr, a 16th-century residence still intact.

If you prefer a rural retreat, Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park is within easy reach for unforgettable mountain hikes, idyllic vistas and villages, and plenty of outdoor activities, including Zip World!

For your next family-friendly holiday in North Wales, book your stay at Gwynant.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £1000.

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About the location

DYSERTH

Prestatyn 4 miles.

Dyserth is close to the lovely North Wales coast, four miles from the seaside town of Prestatyn. This pretty little village was mentioned in the Domesday book of 1086 and has ancient castle ruins, a stunning waterfall with quaint tea rooms next to it, two pubs both serving food and the Parish church of St Bridget with superb stained glass windows. There is easy access to lovely local walks including Offa’s Dyke Path, Gop Hill, Allt Y Craig and Golden Grove, where you can enjoy the fantastic scenery and vistas of the local area. Prestatyn, whose Blue Flag beach provides miles of golden sand, is ideal for bathing, water sports and fishing. The perfect base for touring the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, the Clwydian Hill Range, Victorian Llandudno, the Welsh Mountain Zoo or historic Chester with its wonderful shops and architecture. A fantastic area from which to explore the local countryside and amenities on offer along this North Wales coastline.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas