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Lleyn Peninsula Self Catering cottage, The Grain Store, Abersoch, sleeps 4

Areas: Lleyn Peninsula

The Grain Store

The Grain Store, Abersoch, Gwynedd

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £387

Comprising of split level accommodation, this cottage is snug and welcoming using a subtle blend of character features and modern facilities to create a warm and well-serviced base from which to explore the region.

Originally built as a grain store in the 19th Century, this detached property now offers accommodation for groups of up to four people. It is set in an enviable location, offering views of the sea and Mount Cader Idris. The grounds belong to the owner, although there is a private area of garden reserved for visitors with garden furniture and a barbecue for the sunny summer months.

Inside, the accommodation is arranged over levels and the renovation has retained original features such as exposed beams throughout the property. For the colder seasons, the cottage is served by central-heating and a coal-effect fire in the sitting-room. With easy access to picturesque walks, this property is a tranquil base for a small group of friends or a family.


A disappointing accommodation
The converted barn is in a lovely location with a view of Abersoch bay. From the outside it looks cosy and welcoming with colourful flowers in the window boxes. We would describe this property as well worn and grubby. No money has been spent on maintaining the outside and inside area. The outside area was overgrown with weeds and dirty garden chairs preventing safe access to the patio. The furniture was very dated, a worn out leather chair useless to sit on it was so old, cobwebs around the base on the standard lamp, a cooker with no numbers on the knobs, rusty old baking tins, a contaminated first aid kit, ambient food left in the cupboard, a dirty dust pan and brush left in the food cupboard, the list goes on. All issues were raised together with photographic evedence was shared with Sykes Cottages and subsequently the owners. We were hoping to retrieve some the £800 we paid for the holiday. Their response was; all issued raised were trivial therefore no refund of any amount was offered. We would have expected the property to be clean in normal circumstances but during a pandemic ????? If you want to stay in a cosy converted barn with old worn furniture, a lack of investment and poor maintenance this accommodation is for you. Such a shame as it is a lovely building and could be so much better with some thought on what paying guests expect.

Well appointed cottage in a great location
The cottage has been well designed to make best use of all available space. Well equipped and comfortable accommodation perfectly situated to explore and enjoy the Llyn Peninsula with its beautiful beaches and stunning scenery.
Helen D

Disappointing Welsh holiday
The Grain Store is in a nice quiet location with a beautiful view of the sea and Cader Idris in the distance. . Clean and comfortable, the kitchen is more than adequately supplied with equipment. However, after a journey of over 200miles a ?welcome? tray, set with tea etc. would have been appreciated, such as we have found in other holiday cottages. The property was advertised as 'split-level? so a couple of steps between rooms was expected. However the photos of the property from outside as well as interior shots gave no indication of the 7 steep stairs to get from the kitchen & bathroom to the living room, which proved rather a nuisance to a couple of 80yr olds. A mirror in the second bedroom is needed. The shops were advertised as 15mins walk away - but no mention was made that it involved walking along a busy main road with no footpath [unless there is another way of which we were unaware] and the return journey is uphill! Very little local information available in the cottage [most up-to-date promotional leaflet was dated 2014 - most were dated 2009 or before, although we left some current ones for the next visitors ]. WiFi available but rather erratic.

We particularly liked the friendly reception, the location and view.
Mr Yates

The cottage was a little quirky, having been a farm building conversion, but had everything we needed for a super holiday experience. It was in a lovely quiet spot, within walking distance to Abersoch. One of the better places we have stayed at.
Mrs Kenyon



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


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LPG central heating with electric fire in sitting room
Electric cooker and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
Lounge area with Smart TV, WiFi
Bed linen, Fuel and power inc in rent, sorry no towels
Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
Off road parking for 2 cars
Lawned garden to side with patio areas and raised decking sitting area, with sea and mountain views and garden furniture, Two well-behaved pets welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shop and pub 20 mins walk
2021 - this property has been recently redecorated and refurbished
Property only accepts a minimum stay of 3 nights

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Nearest Attractions

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

Llanengan, St Engan's Church - 1.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Plas-yn-Rhiw - 4.2 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Castell Carn Fadrun - 4.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Llanfaelrhys, St Maelrhys Church - 5.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Aberdaron, St Hywyn's Church - 8.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Porth Oer (Whistling Sands) - 8.6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Penarth Fawr - 9 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Tre'r Ceiri Hillfort - 10.4 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

St Cybi's Well - 10.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Criccieth Castle - 13.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

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