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Y Gorlan

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Rowen near Conwy, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 5 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi


2 Customer Reviews

  • "We all had a fantastic stay at your beautiful property, Y Gorlan."

    Thankyou so much for the welcome pack which was a lovely start and much appreciated. Everything we could possibly need was supplied, right down to a dustpan and brush. There was a great selection of crockery, glasses and kitchen equipment and supplies. We did not eat out, so cannot recommend any local eateries but instead we cooked in the lovely kitchen and dined al fresco in the beautiful scenic garden every evening as the weather was perfect. Y Gorlan is the perfect base for enjoying the beautiful local area of Conwy and North Wales. It was great to have an en-suite to each room. Just one slight issue, my Granddaughter said that the shower in the four poster room knocked loudly. I didnt check this as she just used one of the others, so am only mentioning it in case you want to check it yourselves . We were very sad to leave and would have loved to stay longer and can highly recommend Y Gorlan. Thanks again.

    Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, very much appreciated. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much. We have contacted our plumber and he has replaced the rainfall shower unit in the four poster ensuite bathroom as it had become corroded inside after only 2 years. Thank you for letting us know. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2023

  • "We left a handwritten note by the front door when we left."

    O verall excellent. A couple of things not working - the hand held Dyson did not work despite being on charge, the Nespresso coffee machine had been filled with loose coffee grounds by a previous user and was badly clogged up - We tried to flush it but never used it, and one of the showers really needs descaling. Part of the trim on the outside of the back sitting room door is becoming detached. We broke two glasses in the dishwasher which we left on the top above the sink. Removing ash from the base from the base of the BBQ is very difficult - a small dust pan and brush should be supplied. Finally at the price paid we would have expected a small welcome pack of fresh milk plus a few other items as there is no shop in the village and the nearest shops is more than a short drive away. The location is lovely.

    Thank you for your valuable feedback and for taking the time to let us know. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. The portable handheld Dyson does not work whilst it is plugged in. You have to remove the cable that charges it first. It is working perfectly fine. The coffee machine is new from April 2023, we have asked the cleaners to ensure it has not been misused in future. We checked the shower as suggested and apologies but found no issues with the shower head option or the rainfall option. There is a handle by the taps which changes the flow between the shower head and the rainfall shower. The new extension was finished on 31/03/23 and we have asked the builder to return to fix the trim. There is a dust pan and brush in the store cupboard off the hall where the hoover, iron, ironing board, brush, mop , travel cots and highchair are kept. We are very sorry we did not leave a welcome pack with fresh milk on this occasion, we normally do but we were on holiday ourselves for two weeks and the start of your stay coincided with our second week. Please accept our sincere apologies. There are UHT sachets of milk in the cupboard on the left of the fridge, tea, coffee and sugar in the canisters next to the kettle. We also provide loo rolls +1, shampoo, shower gel, hair conditioner & body lotion in every bathroom, kitchen roll, cling film, kitchen foil, washing up liquid, washing detergent, dish washer tablets, bin bags, dish cloths, disinfectant etc. Everything so your holiday can begin as stress free as possible, which is what we want to achieve. We believe as self catering standards go Y Gorlan is exceptional in so many respects and very hard to beat for the price. We are so pleased you think it is excellent too :) Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2023

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor queen-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x king-size with en-suite walk-in power shower, basin and WC, 2 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Fully-equipped kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room woodburning stove
  • Large family lounge
  • Gas central heating throughout
  • Range cooker with double oven, microwave, fridge/freezer washer/dryer, dishwasher, wok burner, slow cooker
  • Sky TV, Sky Sports and BT sports, superfast fibre broadband
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x travel cots, 2 x highchairs, baby bath and 2 x retractable stairgates available
  • Off-road parking for 5 cars
  • Enclosed gardens with furniture, barbecue, secure bike storage, a selection of outdoor games, and a kennel for dogs
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Supermarket 3.6 miles, pub, 0.1 miles
  • Note: No stag, hen or similar parties
  • Note: No excessive noise after 10pm
  • Note: No parties or events due to location in the heart of the village
  • Note: Please bring a bed for your pet and ensure that they are kept off furniture, downstairs only and not left alone inside the house Please note that cats are not permitted in this property under any circumstances

The property

Conwy 4.6 miles.

Nestled in the idyllic setting of Rowen near Conwy, North Wales, is this grand five-bedroom, detached house, Y Gorlan.

Formerly the 19th-century village vicarage, Y Gorlan has been extensively refurbished to perfectly combine contemporary and traditional elements, as well as enjoying a fantastic location within the Snowdonia National Park, just moments away from the UNESCO World Heritage site of Conwy, making it a superb family-friendly dwelling for a group or family of 10.

The property has previously been awarded five stars by Visit Wales and Visit Wales Cyclists and Walkers Welcome Award.

Be welcomed into the tastefully decorated sitting room, where you can sink back into the reclining sofas in front of the Sky TV with access to movies, box sets and Sports, as the woodburning stove crackles nearby, or retire to the additional sitting room, where you will find further plush seating and amazing views of The Carneddau mountain range behind Rowen.

The chef of the group will have found their haven in the beautiful and fully-equipped kitchen, by French designer, Mobalpa, where they will have all they need to create culinary delights, ready to serve at the large solid oak dining table with seating for 10.

On warmer days, why not head out to the enclosed gardens where you can fire up the barbecue for alfresco dining and play lawn games with the little ones.

Completing the ground floor is the first bedroom, a queen-size bed and en-suite shower room.

There is also access to a cloakroom.

Continue upstairs to find the remaining four bedrooms, two king-size and two doubles, each with their own en-suite shower room, hairdryers, and fans.

Adjacent to your new home from home is the welcoming Ty Gwyn, where you can treat your loved ones to a well-deserved meal and sample the local ales.

For further local amenities and attractions, take the short drive over to Conwy, where you will find the magnificent Conwy Castle, The Smallest House In Great Britain, Plas Mawr, the historic town walls and the popular Mulberry which serves fresh seafood and overlooks the River Conwy.

Y Gorlan’s exceptional location means there is an abundance of activity right on your doorstep, from numerous circular walks, scenic cycling trails, Bodnant Gardens, outdoor sports, and even the famous Snowdon Peak and renowned Zip World Llechwedd if you venture further.

Be sure to visit Llandudno, where you can embark up the Great Orme for breath-taking views, see the grey seals at Angel Bay, catch a live performance at Venue Cymru, or spend the day at one of two gorgeous beaches.

Add a touch of opulence to your North Wales getaway with a stay at Y Gorlan.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £550.

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About the location


Llandudno 5 miles; Betws-y-Coed 16 miles.

Conwy, a World Heritage Site, is without doubt world famous for its historical and architectural heritage, yet at the heart of the town lies a hub of bustling activity. Alongside its ancient festivals and fairs, musical recitals, galleries and historical attractions, there is an array of specialist shops, restaurants and hotels. Built for King Edward I between 1283 and 1287, Master James of St George's design, Conwy Castle remains one of the most outstanding achievements of medieval military architecture. The distinctive, elongated shape, with its two barbicans, eight massive towers and a great bow-shaped hall was perhaps determined by the narrow rocky outcrop on which the castle stands. The town is proud of its historic traditions and celebrates its past by retaining many of these in its annual festivals, events and fairs, including the Honey fair, Seed fair and Gwledd Conwy Feast in October, along with other musical events throughout the year. Conwy is the perfect base for exploring the dramatic Snowdonia National Park, walking unspoilt sandy beaches, or taking in the wonderful scenery on your doorstep. Also within reach are the Llechwedd Slate Caverns, which has the longest zip wire in Europe, and Surf Snowdonia is just six miles away.

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Note: There is a extension to be added to the property early-mid 2023
Please note that cats are not permitted in this property under any circumstances.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute