Self Catering in Gwynedd - Llandecwyn

Groes Newydd

Groes Newydd, Llandecwyn, Gwynedd
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Sykes Cottages

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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £250.00 - 521.00

This semi detached cottage is located in an elevated position above Harlech and can sleep four people in two bedrooms.

2 Groes Newydd is a semi detached cottage in the hamlet of Llandecwyn just 5 miles from Harlech in North Wales. The cottage sleeps four people and has one double bedroom, one twin room and a family bathroom. Also in the cottage is a fitted kitchen with an AGA and a sitting room with a woodburner. Outside is off road parking for two cars and shared use of an enclosed garden with outdoor furniture. Set in an elevated position with stunning views, 2 Groes Newydd is a superb holiday cottage for walkers and families.


The cottage is a haven! It is warm, tranquil, comfortable, peaceful with all the facilities a guest could expect from a holiday cottage in the Snowdonia countryside.The final road to get there is narrow steep with twists and turns but plenty of passing opportunities. The area is outstanding with views over the estuary, a lake within a few hundred yards behind the house and endless walking opportunities.
Mr Mccarthy

Lovely cottage situated in a peaceful location with magnificent views.
Mrs McCartney

This cottage was absolutely FILTHY which was apparent the moment we walked through the door. (The caretakers Neil and Christine should be ashamed!!) The two internal doormats were covered in dog hairs which drew us to look up the stairs directly infront and that carpet was also covered in dog hairs. Infact, the carpets were just a mass of dog hairs throughout the entire cottage as were the curtains at dog height. The sofa also had a fair few and the two armchairs were so tired looking we didn't venture near. The lounge just stank of dogs the entire holiday. The worktop was filthy along with the compulsory dog hairs. Dog hairs even on top of the toaster and the oven gloves were dirty and covered in dog hairs. The kitchen cupboards were filthy both inside and underneath. All the glasses and crockery had a sticky dirty feel so much so that the glasses had stuck to the cupboard shelf. Thankfully there was a dishwasher!! The whole cottage just had a feeling of dirt, grime and dog hairs and was desperately in need of a deep clean. The downstairs smoke alarm was not working and the hair dryer electrical safety sticker was not up to date. There were water marks in the carpet by the toilet and the bath in the bathroom as the shower screen did not fit properly. There are also watermarks in the walls and the ceilings in both bedrooms where there had obviously been various escapes of water. The downstairs TV made an intermittent buzzing noise which was very annoying and the microwave made a terrible noise - Personally not sure that was safe so kept it turned off at the wall between uses. A very very tired cottage that is in need of a very very deep clean. I spoke to Neil half-way through our holiday as he came to clean the windows. He seemed very surprised that I thought the cottage was filthy and assured me they had spent a great deal of time hoovering through but it had been left very ?DOGGY?. He then mentioned that I didn't have a dog ? What has that got to do with anything! However this cottage was left it was up to him to get it up to the correct standard ready for the next guests. Neil said that they needed to get the Rug Doctors out but needed a free week to allow the carpets to dry. When I asked him when this would be he didn't answer. This property was booked through Sykes Cottages. I contacted them on my return and a 50% refund was agreed upon as they could not dispute the photos taken of the property. They promised the property would be brought up to the required standards as the property was due to be vacant for a week after the following weeks rental. This was one holiday rental where I could have walked back out of the property the moment I walked in but unfortunately we arrived early evening on Good Friday. What a shame as the view over the estuary was beautiful and it was quite clear that this property had started out as a great holiday rental but hadn't really been cleaned since.

The location is idyllic and the cottage has an indefinably cosy feel to it; which makes it feel just like coming home. We have been here before and will certainly be back.
Mr Davies

The attention to detail in preparation for our arrival was much appreciated. The cottage was warm, cosy and had almost everything needed to make our stay a comfortable and memorable one. With its idyllic location, views out of all the cottage windows were wonderful.
Mr Boccalatte

Services / Facilities:

Oil central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room. Oil fired AGA, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games, DVDs and beach games and equipment. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot, highchair and stairgate on request. Off road parking for 2 cars. Large enclosed garden (shared with neighbour) with furniture. Two pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 2.1 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: Terraced garden has unfenced drop, children to be supervised. Note: Cottage is up a 3/4 mile steep lane.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 1
Twin Beds: 1

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Bryn Cader Faner Cairn Circle - 1.6 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Llyn Eiddew Bach III Stone Circle - 1.8 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Llanfihangel-y-Traethau Carved Stone - 1.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Deudraeth Castle - 2.4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Plas Tan-Y-Bwlch Gardens - 2.8 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Plas Brondanw Gardens - 3.3 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Harlech Castle - 4.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Tomen-y-Mur Roman Fort - 5 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Wern Manor Gardens - 5.5 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Dinas Castle - 7.7 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

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Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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