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Garth Morthin The Barn

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Porthmadog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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80 Customer Reviews

  • "The owner was responsive when a problem with the toaster."

    The property is in a beautiful location with great views from inside and from the lovely gardens. We had a great time overall. Facilities were generally good but we found a lot of minor issues that start to stack up. The washing machine was out of order for the full week, the toaster was replaced when reported to be tripping the electrics, the conservatory leaked on the first night (under extreme conditions), no welcome pack with even basics like a pint of milk. No condiments other than pepper. I usually find some bits and bobs from previous guests (eg, herbs, cooking oil etc) there was nothing. No surface spray. As stated all relatively minor issues but for a property circa £1800 for a week you expect more. The main issue for us was the cleanliness of the property. At a glance the property was well presented, bedding was fresh and clean but the floors were filthy. The sofas has crumbs and dirt under them. The tiled floors throughout the open plan living areas appeared to have only been vacuumed as they were filthy when wiped. The surface of the dining table was also dirty with food and crumbs engrained in the cracks. I don't think the owner is local and you can tell. It wouldn't take much to turn around what is essentially a lovely property. All in all a great holiday and property but lacking in attention to detail.

    Reviewed by Mark2.8Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic barn in a stunning setting."

    Well equipped and comfortable. Would definitely stay again. We had one query with the owner who was quick to respond and extremely friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Barn is home from home."

    The view is amazing the resident Peacock was lovely and friendly. The back garden is fully enclosed and made the stay all the more enjoyable the patio furniture and sun loungers were used as the weather was gorgeous. We will definitely stay again. The property is clean and well maintained.

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Jun 2023

  • "Great Cottage, really enjoy the location, with excellent facilities a few minutes away on the car, weather shops of the beach."

    Looking forward to returning in October already!

    Reviewed by Laura4.7May 2023

  • "Garth Morthin is a beautiful converted barn in an idyllic situation surrounded by rolling countryside… once there you feel totally relaxed!"

    The barn is equipped with everything needed for a fabulous holiday it’s very comfortable inside and very bright and airy….. maybe a couple of sun loungers would just finish off what is a perfect place to stay! The games room would be great for anyone with children.. it would certainly keep them amused for hours! Absolutely loved the birds that visited so many different species and of course our daily visits from the peacock! We would definitely return and would consider this our new favourite! ☺️

    Reviewed by Jan4.4May 2023

  • "Stunning place."

    8 of us stayed for a golf trip and we will be sure to book for next year. Amazing accommodation, views, facilities. Even had a resident Peacock. Great place. Cannot recommend enough

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wow this is an amazing property - the views, the location and a wonderful place to gain many happy family memories."

    We are already planning to re-visit, as it ticks all the boxes for us. Thank you for sharing your beautiful property. Perfect in every way!!

    Reviewed by Sian4.4Apr 2023

  • "A lovely property with beautiful views, a lots of peace and quiet."

    Well equipped with everything you need.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Apr 2023

  • "Dream holiday!"

    ! The Barn is absolutely beautiful, garden and views breathtaking and dog friendly . Porthmadog is a wonderful little town with lovely pubs and the best fish and chips ever!! So many wonderful things to do, from a twenty minute walk to the Black Rock beach. Three castles and many beautiful towns within one hour drive. We are already planning our next trip, sadly fully booked until October:) We hope you enjoy your trip as much as we have. Phil, Fran, Tom, Lauren , Luke & Niamh xx

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fabulous holiday with our 3 granddaughters ."

    Kitchen has everything ,spacious living room with views of open fields and mountains ,and comfortable beds . Short drive to the beach and town which has the Glaslyn Tandoori Indian for great food and service . Sygun Copper mine is well worth a visit . Would definitely book again in the future

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Feb 2023

  • "Beautiful property enjoyed everything about our stay."

    Looking to make it an annual trip. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Feb 2023

  • "6th time of staying here / its just perfect"

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Nov 2022

  • "I would imagine that a stay here in summer would be amazing as it's in a great location, we were here end of October so weather wasn't that great."

    We were 7 adults staying here but the 2 bedrooms with 2 single beds in them are quite small, ideal for kids. The rest of the house is open plan with plenty of room etc.

    Reviewed by Gwenfron4.1Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely brilliant- will definitely book again"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2022

  • "The Barn Makes for the best holiday accommodation, hence we keep returning every year."

    The views at the rear of the property are the best we have come across from any accommodation we have stayed in, the garden is secure for our dogs who love looking over the wall at their neighbouring sheep, and the barn itself is luxury. The location is perfect to visit many surrounding towns/villages. We will return every year to get our ‘barn fix’

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Sep 2022

  • "Stayed here in August, 2 families of 4 with a dog."

    We had a wonderful time and really couldn't fault the property. Very modern open plan feel downstairs with all the facilities required for our stay. Secluded and peaceful with wonderful views and a big enough garden for the kids to play lots of games. Paul was always at the end of the phone if we needed anything and was extremely helpful in recommending places to go.

    Reviewed by Dan4.4Aug 2022

  • "We have all had a lovely holiday at The Barn , Garth Morthin."

    Beautiful scenery all round , half hour walk to the beach at Black Rock sands. Owned by a very nice chap who was very welcoming . Great games room we had a lot of laughs in there. Would definitely recommend this property to family & friends.

    Reviewed by Davina4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    The view is amazing, so peaceful, wonderful scenery. The Barn is very big ample space for everyone. Kitchen is very modern and well equipt. We loved the games room, lots to do in there, snooker, darts and football table. Loads of board games to use, plus dvds. The location of the Barn is excellent, very close to Porthmadog centre, and also the black rock beach.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jul 2022

  • "A really excellent property for a family holiday."

    All the comfort, space and facilities that you could ever need. The shared games room is equally perfect and is great fun. The owner clearly cares and is keen to help in any way. Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jonathon5.0Jul 2022

  • "4th stay and back again in November - just perfect in every way !"

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property is fantastic and well situated."

    It’s just a shame there were some problems with cleanliness and a broken cot. Having said that the owners responded very positively, promised to replace the cot and arranged to investigate at further at hand over.

    Thank you for your feedback. The owners take all feedback very seriously. They responded very quickly to resolve the issues. These types of comments are very unusual for this property as it always receives high scores for cleanliness There was 1 infant on your booking confirmation and the property was advertised as having one travel cot. The property does have two cots, one was broken and replaced within 24 hours but the second one was in perfect working order for use We hope you enjoyed your holiday with us and will consider coming back to us in the future Once again, thank you for booking with us Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.1Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic house."

    Every amenity you could think of. Great views and lots of different walking opportunities. Many different beaches in easy distance. Grandchildren loved the garden. A daily visit from a peacock became a highlight too. The games room an added asset.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2022

  • "We had a brilliant holiday at The Barn."

    Great location with stunning views. The property's facilities were second to none with everything you could possibly need. The Games room was an added bonus and kept the men in the family busy in the early evenings. We will not hesitate in recommending The Barn to our family and friends. Thank you

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Feb 2022

  • "Perfect property cant wait to return in juna"

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Jan 2022

  • "Barn is almost perfect and we are going back 3 times this year!"

    !! - the only thing that spoils it is that the beds are too small which is a shame as the rooms could take king size beds .. also the fire needs overhaul as the flue keeps closing and causes excessive smoke

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.7Dec 2021

  • "Our 4th stay - really lovely cottage in great location, very clean and well stocked."

    Highly recommended. Beds not the most comfortable (but that is a personal preference only). We would however very strongly recommend some wire or similar on the gates at the side and the back of garden to make the rear garden fully 100% dog proof - especially with the sheep just the other side of the fence. We resorted to using garden furniture to block the back gate from our small terrier who was able to fit through it easily.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Nov 2021

  • "We stayed in the barn (previously stayed in the stables which is also lovely) for my 40th birthday, and it was simply amazing, we didn’t want to leave and we have rebooked for next year."

    The views from the barn are breathtaking, and it feels like home from home, and our two dogs loved it there. So sad to leave and already looking forward to going back.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Sep 2021

  • "“Lovely barn in a peaceful location."

    ” Very relaxing and comfortable for the whole family, with a secure garden ideal for our 2 very small dogs. The views from the barn are amazing and very secluded. Local supermarkets and beaches only a few miles away.

    Reviewed by Nikki4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely barn in a fantastic location."

    Very comfortable furnishings and secure garden ideal for a very happy collie that could watch the sheep in the adjacent fields! The barn has all the utensils and equipment needed, some a little tired but still adequate. We would definitely recommend this accommodation for a relaxed and secluded holiday, with local supermarkets and beaches only a few miles away.

    Reviewed by Jacky4.4Sep 2021

  • "Second time of staying here."

    Beautiful relaxing property set in stunning location. Had a broken sofa leg when we arrived but was sorted and replaced the very next day. Excellent host. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2021

  • "An excellent property in an excellent location."

    Well equipped and clean throughout. We had a very enjoyable family holiday. Thanks to Sykes and the owners.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2021

  • "The location was perfect."

    Near a beach and some country paths for walking.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with spectacular views."

    Close to the beach and plenty off walking trails. Cottage is well kept and very up to date despite being in the middle of nowhere.

    Reviewed by Ashley5.0Sep 2020

  • "A beautiful barn and gorgeous location in North Wales."

    The cottage was perfect for two couples with plenty of space and comfortable seating and a kitchen with everything you could possibly need. It was also perfect for our two dogs with a safe and secluded garden and access to many dog friendly beaches (from September) and coastal and country walks.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Sep 2020

  • "Everything you could possibly need was in the cottage."

    A well equipped kitchen and a great oven where we cooked all our meals for a week for 6 people including 2 who were vegetarian, as restaurants were only just opening after lockdown, and only doing takeaway all our meals had to be cooked in the cottage. Everything was spotless and we felt safe there, beds were good but an improvement from double to kingsize would be welcome. Our dog and granddaughter were secure as the garden was fenced off with gates, it was peaceful and in the midst of great countryside Only one problem was the rubbish was only collected by the council every three weeks, so the green bins and the recycling tubs were almost full when we arrived, as there are three cottages on the site. The internet had only just been upgraded days before we arrived, and had teething problems ,it was almost impossible for more than 2 people to get Connected to the internet which then crashed after half an hour. The owner tried his best to sort it with his tech company, so hopefully the problem is now resolved.

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Jul 2020

  • "This is a beautiful barn located in a fantastic place for beach, hill and town but lacking attention to maintenance and housekeeping internally."

    There is a long list of ‘snags’ that would be easily put right with more attention to detail which this barn definitely deserves. I don’t know if these would be the responsibility of the owner or of Sykes cottages but am happy to discuss these with both to help raise the standard to outstanding!

    Reviewed by Christine2.8Feb 2020

  • "Despite the weather, rain, wind, Storm Dennis."

    .. We all had a wonderful time. The house is beautiful and can't speak highly enough of the interior and the amazing views!!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Feb 2020

  • "This cottage is absolutely stunning we had an amazing holiday , so peaceful but not far from the beach with amazing view,s off Snowdonia very much enjoyable ."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Sep 2019

  • "The property is outstanding - listing is spot on."

    price is reasonable and locations is superb

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Sep 2019

  • "We do at least two cottage holidays per year and this is by far the best one we have stayed in and believe me we have stayed in a few !"


    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely house in a beautiful setting."

    Had outstanding views over farmland and hills. Excellent open plan architecture and well appointed kitchen A problem with hot water was speedily dealt with. The sofas were comfortable but shabby. Rather short on side plates Could have done with a floor brush rather than just a Henry. So small things; a very pleasant holiday - will be coming back Philippa

    Reviewed by Philippa Joan4.4Jul 2019

  • "The property was spacious with fantastic views."

    We loved relaxing in the garden with the bifold doors open, looking at the beautiful scenery and watching the cows and sheep wander by. We had difficulty finding the property from the post code though, as Google Maps was convinced that the road we needed to take was not a through road and it tried to send us down a field track! The owner was very helpful on the phone though. Make sure you read and print off the instructions about how to find the property. One of the twin rooms is very compact, more suitable for children than a couple. Twin beds cannot be pushed together unless you leave the door open! We loved nearby beach, not crowded even on the hot days. The sand is so soft, great for walking on and building sandcastles! The property feels very private and secluded, but there are lots of convenient supermarkets and restaurants within a short drive, and some great local restaurants. Perfect for relaxing with the family. We would love to come back again.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.4Jul 2019

  • "Main criterion for us was an enclosed space for the dog."

    This cottage was perfect but the location and setting were also outstanding. Beautiful empty beaches nearby where our anxious and reactive dog was able to run free.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Jun 2019

  • "A fabulous location to really relax and unwind."

    Cheerful and elegant decor with wonderful facilities. Really happy with our holiday. Would absolutely return.

    Reviewed by Marivonn5.0May 2019

  • "The Barn is set in tranquil countryside."

    The property Has superb facilities being short of nothing. We have stopped here before and will be booking for next year. The owners came over one weekend they have their own property next door, popped round to say hello with a bottle of wine. If you want a relaxing setting with the sounds of owls and sheep with a beach 1 Mile away stay here, great for dogs. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "We had a wonderful few days in this idyllic cottage, the views are magnificent and we were very fortunate as the weather was magnificent."

    We were excited to see if your photos of the property and were note dissappointed when we arrived. Fabulous place and would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Gavin5.0Apr 2019

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at the Barn and it didn't disappoint again."

    Clean, warm, welcoming and comfortable, with a well equipped kitchen (although there were several items not there that had been the year before, although nothing that you would need on a daily basis.) Its a lovely walk on the footpath through the fields to the beach and we didn't need to use the cars everyday. The beach stretches as far as the eye can see and at low tide you can round the promontory at either end on the sand, however the dog friendly bit of beach doesn't include the area nearest the point with the caves and where you can walk round to Criccieth. Make sure you check the signs on the beach before taking dogs on there. Would definitely recommend staying here if you can get booked. We were already limited on times for next year !

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Apr 2019

  • "This is our 3rd visit and we have already booked a 4th."

    Really really clean and very well equipped cottage in a beautiful setting. There is a problem with the hot water system though as it went off after our 1st night and was off for 2 days. We phoned the owner who talked us through how to switch it back on on the boiler which wasn't easy and it kept going back off again repeatedly. This was a prior problem the owner was clearly aware of before we arrived as the front cover of the water boiler had already been removed. The only other dissapointment was on our last morning we were ready to vacate by 10am as per the rules but the gardener arrived at 7.30am to cut the grass with a noisy mower in front of the large glass windows leaving us with no privacy and then the caretaker/cleaner turned up at just after 9.30am and parked up to wait for us to leave. Not the quiet last few hours of peace and relaxation before our long journey home that we had paid for and planned. Despite these small issues though we really love the cottage and will be going back.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2019

  • "Amazing views with excellent condition lodge and will definitely visit again"

    Reviewed by Hitendra5.0Jan 2019

  • "Most amazing place to stay for a group!"

    Waking up to the best views and being a short walk from the beach was lovely. We stayed to celebrate my father in laws 50th and they have a games room and plenty of games for entertainment. Owner was super helpful and friendly! Would recommend to anyone !

    Reviewed by Kelly3.8Jan 2019

  • "We had to refire the Booker twice to get hot water as it kept going off."

    Also there was no key for the log store so we had to go to Tesco to buy logs etc for the fire. Otherwise excellent stay - thankyou

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Dec 2018

  • "Wonderful well equipped accommodation in a stunning location."

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely location."

    Very high standard!! We will be returning! Ideal for a family or a group of friends, Porthmadog and tremadog on the doorstep. Snowdonia all around!!

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Dec 2018

  • "The Barn has a great situation with fab views."

    A short walk from Black Rock sands and Criccieth.

    Reviewed by Louose4.7Oct 2018

  • "Kitchen equipment fantastic if you like cooking, WiFi slow at times."

    House and gardens beautiful. I shall miss it! If you have a teenager not much to do if the weather is bad but that’s nothing to do with the house more about the area.

    Reviewed by J4.7Aug 2018

  • "Fantastic property and location."

    The attention to detail on the property is second to none. The location is great, everything within easy travelling but you still have a quiet remoteness when at the cottage. Had a problem with the hot water, but it was sorted out very quickly, the owner was amazing, that's what makes the difference, very impressed. There were three generations of family holidaying, teenagers, parents and grandparents and we all loved it and would go back.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Jul 2018

  • "This is our second year at the barn and we are seriously considering a third year."

    It’s an amazing place, in the heart of the country but 10 minutes from the sea and shops. Love it!

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2018

  • "Beautiful property in a wonderful location close to beaches and mountains - accommodation is very comfortable with bedrooms over ground and first floors - a double and twin plus bathroom on each floor which makes it ideal for 2 couples or 2 families."

    The huge lounge, dining and kitchen area is practical and well furnished and the ability to fold back all the patio doors (bifold) makes the patio into a seamless extension of the indoor space for perfect meals outside and relaxing over drinks while enjoying the views. Walled and fenced back garden is a safe space although dog owners need to be aware that that the fields around the property are likely to be full of sheep!

    Reviewed by Fran5.0Jun 2018

  • "The building, location and facilities were excellent with the only negative being the cleanliness in a number of areas which unfortunately let the place down somewhat."

    Reviewed by Reginald4.1Jun 2018

  • "Sykes Holidays merely acted as booking agents and provided little added value."

    The holiday cottage was immaculate as always, thanks to the Catterall family for such a clean well appointed property.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Apr 2018

  • "A lovely place to spend a week with the family."

    The barn was everything we hoped for and more. Well equipped kitchen, including a stick blender, electric hand mixer and slow cooker. Bedrooms were comfortable and clean as was the living area. Loved having the underfloor heating and we did have the log burner on one evening. Would like to be able to take more than two dogs and to be able to leave them in the Barn if they were contained as it precludes doing some activities as a family such as White Water Rafting and the Zip Wires. Lots of lovely walks from the doorstep and it is only 1 mile to the beach by road or slightly shorter by footpath. Great to have washing machine but weather wasn't always good enough to dry stuff outside.There is a clothes airer though and the huge glass doors across the back combined with the underfloor heating meant we could get stuff dry in 24 hours. Thoroughly recommend the Barn and we have already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Mar 2018

  • "Great property in a superb location."

    The property is impressive with excellent facility and within easy reach of the Llyn Peninsula, Snowdonia and the beaches.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Mar 2018

  • "Amazing barn conversion, absolutely stunning."

    Very comfy. We enjoyed every second there. We visited in March, so can only imagine how amazing it would be in the summer, however we couldn’t resist opening the bi fold doors to enjoy the scenery.

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Mar 2018

  • "We are away as a group 2-3 times a year and always been pleased."

    This was wonderful and really the best so far. I don’t know what would better it as it was perfect. Thank you so much!

    Reviewed by Odette5.0Mar 2018

  • "What a great place to be!"

    excellent property Well appointed fantastic views and a delightful patio area, the garden is enclosed so our Border Collie could roam around without is having to worry. 15 minutes walk to the beach. A couple of lights out which we informed the owners to sort. It must be popular as we have tried to book it again in September but it is fully booked this year just about So in short if you want a get away from the crowds in rolling countryside in luxury no light pollution at night just the sounds of owls, go here. We will definitely be back as we have just booked for next March.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2018

  • "Beautiful property, owners were very helpful and friendly."

    Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.6Dec 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location!"

    Everything required from a holiday let. We packed a few things that are normally missing (potato masher, fish slice, decent frying pan) we were pleasantly surprised that none were needed. More than equipped for a family of 7 plus dogs, we were so impressed we have tried to figure where we can slot in more time here. Only down side was the house is so well insulated that we struggled to make good use of the log burner but that is a probably the best negative that could be found :). All in All a lovely place in a great location, easy to get around, close to lots of main road links yet in the middle of nowhere. Black Rock beach is a must, our dogs loved it, with the added bonus you can drive on the beach so can pick your spot park up and walk as far as you wish!

    Reviewed by Louise4.8Dec 2017

  • "A beautifully presented cottage in a perfect location."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Nov 2017

  • "The views we're amazing the beaches exceeded expectations."

    The different breeds of birds counted about 10 The barn was extremely comfortable and warm would certainly book this property again.

    Reviewed by Valerie4.8Sep 2017

  • "Superb barn conversion in a great location."

    The most suitable dog friendly place we have ever stopped at, large rear garden totally enclosed with lovely views

    Reviewed by Stephen4.8Jun 2017

  • "Lovely cottage but surprised how much prices have gone up next year on your website."

    Reviewed by L5.0May 2017

  • "A beautiful cottage with stunning views and lots of peace and quiet unless you counted the sheep :-) Easy access to Snowdonia and the Llyn peninsula as well as a few minutes from the huge beach at Black Rock Sands."

    A 5 Star holiday for us all.

    Reviewed by David4.6Apr 2017

  • "Great cottage in a lovely setting highly recommend t to anyone."

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Feb 2017

  • "Fantastic week in the barn conversion, it was well equipped and catered for every need, weather was pretty kind for the time of year, would definitely return to this cottage."

    Only thing lacking was some festive decorations.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Dec 2016

  • "Totally awesome property -"

    Reviewed by Andrea4.8Oct 2016

  • "Excellent barn restoration, clearly benefiting from serious capital investment for the development."

    Set in an attractive scenic, apparently isolated, location yet within easy reach of supply shops at Porthmadoc. Lovely! The barn benefited from quality slate flooring throughout which ran into the patio area, accessed via bi-fold doors. Good outdoor seating and comfortable leather seating inside. Generally equipped to a high and comfortable standard. All in all an excellent property that few would feel unhappy with, however I do have a few small caveats that detract slightly: 1) Not really suited to 8 adults (well at least not 8 equally): - Two double rooms were pretty good and two twin bedded rooms were really pretty poor by comparison - only suitable for the "poor relations"! - The smaller twin rooms were really better suited to child accommodation and had VERY limited floor space. - One twin room had no wardrobe and only a very small chest (wardrobe cupboard across hall) - this would be better fitted as a single room. - Another twin had beds, end to end, and a very small, shabby wardrobe - quite out of keeping with remainder of barn furnishings. 2) Cleanliness and presentation not quite 5 star: - Whilst by no means filthy or squalid (as some low rated accommodation can be) the cleaning turnaround team should try harder. - It's churlish to suggest it's not a lovely property, but it's a little let down by minor issues detracting from it's 5 star potential. - e.g. Corners hadn't been properly cleaned in bathrooms. - e.g. One could easily find cob webs and a little dust via close inspection, suggesting only a superficial clean and a bedding/towel change. - T towels (minimal supply, despite direct query and assurance there were plenty) looked grubby. Of the two, one was more like a red towel. - Kitchen equipment was seemingly haphazardly arrayed in different cupboards, some proving hard to find. - Some equipment possibly missing. - I was glad I brought my own sharp knives and other kitchen kit (following kit query) so wasn't caught out - apart from T towels. 3) Technical kit / facilities generally good but a little variable: - Good to have a shared games room (pool table, books, CDs, DVDs etc) only issue was key not available until 3rd/4th day. - WiFi signal very poor and often unusable. Separate WiFi code advised during week - this was better, but still not great. - Chopping board set provided after we rang to say we couldn't find any boards (we did later find in an isolated cupboard) but this demonstrates the owner/Sykes commitment to delivering quality, which we appreciate. - Mugs were a little limited in number meaning regular re-cycling needed. Ideally there would be a few more. Plates probably OK. Glassware variable. We brought additional cookware to ensure we had that which we felt essential for self catering. - Lighting set-up was very elaborate and a little hard to operate with themed zone modes alone, not always suiting our needs. Quite hard to ascertain how to override for multi zone use. Whilst we liked, we felt it was perhaps "a bit to clever for it's own good" and needed clearer programming. Notwithstanding the above "niggles" the barn really is a quality property set in an ideal location and provides the basis for a most enjoyable stay. Provided one books, knowing that two small twin bed rooms are far below what the main two doubles offer then one won't be surprised. Don't expect the cleanliness of a daily serviced 5 star hotel and accept that all properties suffer from a little wear and tear and you will likely be delighted with this barn.

    Reviewed by Richard4.2Sep 2016

  • "We are a family of 5."

    All children are young adults now, we are all busy and this was a perfect retreat for us to come together for a few days and spend time together. Thank you

    Reviewed by Elaine4.8Sep 2016

  • "Apart from the fridge freezer not always working properly and only half the oven we had a wonderful time staying at this beautiful barn conversion,it had so much room and everything was of such quality and taste and the views were to die for,we would love to visit this place again and would highly recommend it to anyone."

    Reviewed by Leslie4.8Aug 2016

  • "The Barn was so great for our family holiday - so peaceful and quiet but so easy to get to so many places in the area - the beach, the Welsh railways from Porthmadog, Llyn peninsula, Beddgelert etc etc."

    Plus we went further afield to the Talyllyn railway and Betys y Coed. With 2 small grandsons the fully enclosed garden, with sheep to see through the gate, was a real bonus. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Aug 2016

  • "Our second visit to this wonderful cottage and hopefully not our last."

    The owners have thought of everything you could ever need in this large and comfortable cottage.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0May 2016

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  • Four bedrooms with TV: 1 x double with Juliet balcony, 1 x ground floor double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with double shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove
  • Conservatory
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 5 x TVs with Freeview, 4 x DVDs, CD/radio, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent, additional fuel available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • cuggl travel cot and highchair
  • Shared games room
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Enclosed private lawned gardens with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Children to be supervised
  • Three well behaved pets welcome, anymore than three please enquire
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 1.2 miles
  • Note: Three steps down to ground floor bedrooms
  • Note: Terraced drop in garden, children to be supervised
  • Note: Dogs must be kept under control when outside
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Dart board fitted (no darts supplied) - children must be supervised at all times
  • The property is surrounded by farm animals
  • Strictly no fireworks
  • Please note ' electric car charging' is not permitted at this property

The property

Morfa Bychan 2.4 miles.

An outstanding barn conversion, one of three holiday cottages, set amongst beautiful rolling countryside, surrounded by farmland, yet within easy reach of stunning sandy beaches, just over a mile away.

Renovated to an excellent standard, this luxury Morfa Bychan cottage near Porthmadog boasts stylish accommodation, retaining much of its traditional character with the original features enhanced by the contemporary decoration and thoughtful touches throughout.

With four lovely bedrooms spread over the ground and first floors, one benefiting from a Juliet balcony and one with direct access to the patio and garden, this Porthmadog cottage is perfect for a family holiday or for a group of friends looking for exceptional accommodation while they discover this delightful part of Wales.

This cottage near Morfa Bychan offers the latest in electronic technology with concealed mood lighting, providing a wonderful ambience for a relaxing holiday.

With the fibre optic internet available in the cottage you can keep in touch with your friends whilst you're away.

The spacious and airy open plan living area includes a sitting area with a warming multi-fuel stove, a designer kitchen with a central island, and a sumptuous dining area all set beneath a high, vaulted beamed ceiling.

The signature feature of this wonderful Porthmadog cottage is the full-length conservatory with bi-fold doors that open fully onto the delightful private patio and lawned garden.

Guests can enjoy the far-reaching, unspoilt country views, lovely for socialising over an alfresco meal and relaxing together into the evening.

Country walks are available from the doorstep, including one along the Llyn Peninsula Coastal Path, plus there are cycle routes in the area, and a fine sandy beach can be reached within twenty minutes walk.

Criccieth is less than four miles away, with its elevated castle and beautiful coastline, superb views of Tremadog Bay and selections of restaurants, pubs and tea rooms.

Set between the splendour of the Snowdonia National Park and the stunning scenery of the Llyn Peninsula, there truly is something to delight every guest at this superb Porthmadog cottage.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Refs. 27053 & 976179, together they sleep 18.

Morfa Bychan Cottages

3 individual properties with own unique and private spaces, belonging to the owner, amidst the rolling Welsh countryside of Morfa Bychan, a small village in Gwynedd. These idyllic and luxurious properties showcase their enviable location, offering stunning countryside views with large open-plan spaces and lots of natural light coming through, and are ideal for a peaceful family getaway. . The nearby town of Porthmadog has plenty of activities the whole family can get involved in, including a golf club, sailing club, activity & riding centre, Llama trekking and a Maritime Museum, plus the Welsh Highland Heritage Railway runs through the town and stretches 40 miles through the glorious Snowdonia National Park, offering the perfect gateway into the national park. Explore a variety of terrain, from mountains to glacial land forms, while walkers will delight in the many walking trails, incorporating the many lakes and craggy peaks, while a ride on the park's historic Snowdon Mountain Railway to the summit of Wales's highest mountain, Snowdon, where you will enjoy spectacular views across the sea to Ireland. The glorious sandy beaches of Borth-y-Guest and Criccieth are both in easy reach, offering the perfect day beside the sea, while you can also take a look around Ciriccieth's castle, located on a rocky peninsula overlooking Tremadog Bay, before grabbing some delicious fish and chips at one of many chip shops in the area. These beautiful properties are located in a stunning and peaceful part of Wales, ideal for your next rural retreat.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


  • Harlech 5 miles
  • Caernarfon 19 miles

The bustling harbour town of Porthmadog lies on the Glaslyn Estuary and enjoys a stunning setting. The gateway to the Snowdonia National Park, Porthmadog is full of individual shops and restaurants, and home to the Ffestiniog Railway and the Welsh Highland railway where you can travel by steam through spectacular Snowdonia scenery, to Blaenau Ffestiniog or Caerforn . The pretty village of Borth Y Gest, with its cliffs and coves, is a short walk or drive from the town. The well known and unique Italianate village of Portmeirion is just down the coast. Situated on a rugged clifftop on its own private peninsula, Portmeirion, famous as the location of the TV show The Prisoner and the final episode of Cold Feet, is surrounded by miles of sandy beaches and woodlands. The area also boasts castles at Criccieth and Harlech, and superb unspoilt beaches such as Black Rock Sands, where the sands stretch as far as the eye can see. Also within reach is the famous Zip World Slate Caverns and Bounce Below where you can get involved with a variety of activities including the thrilling zip wires and underground caverns to explore; there is something here to suit the whole family. An ideal location for the attractions of Snowdonia and the The Lleyn Peninsula.

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If your pet is a cat please contact our contact center on 01244 345 700 to confirm your booking

Please note ' electric car charging' is not permitted at this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute