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Gorwel Holiday Cottage


Excellent 5/5 Score from 16 reviews

Gorwel entrance from large private car park

Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 8

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Ideal cottage for a totally relaxing holiday, in a private garden with 2 patio areas, Gas BBQ, outside dining table & chairs, log cabin summer house with TV DVD & video - ideal for kids to have their 'own home'.

Or an excellent base for exploring, with many excellent beaches, 6 golf courses, sea fishing, marina, 4 narrow guage railways, 4 castles, 3 slate mines, go carts, quad bikes, ten pin bowling, wakeboarding, surfing, swimming. Close to Pwllheli, Abersoch, Criccieth, Porthmadoc, Harlech and Caernarfon and Bangor. All this within 30 miles radius

Size Sleeps up to 8, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Abererch 500 m
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised, Wheelchair users
Nearest Amenities 2 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 180 km, Nearest railway: Abererch 400 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Wheelchair users
Further details outdoors

Enclosed, well established and well maintained gardens with furnished log cabin summer house - wonderful for the kids. Large private car park for up to 7 cars. Private drive up to property. Elevated panoramic sea views over Cardigan Bay and Pwllheli Harbour - ideal for watching the yacht racing in season.

Further details

No pets allowed.

No smoking in the cottage.

The North Wales region

The unrivalled beauty of this part of North Wales is legendary, with many beautiful places to visit from Mount Snowdon, to the Italianate village of Portmerion, to the uniqueness of Bardsey Island and the picturesque Llyn Peninsula.


Glasfryn Park for go carting, Quad biking, Wakeboarding, Ten Pin Bowling, Archery etc. Glynllifon Park for woodland walking, Abersoch for beaches and shopping, Ffestiniog narrow guage railway, Portmerion for walking, both hillside and woodland, shopping, and exploring. Pwllheli for Wednesday and Sunday market, Boating and boat trips.

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Review 1-10 of 16

1 Oct 2014


"A pleasant Stay on the Llyn Peninsula"

At the request of My brother in Australia I phoned the local tourist office at Pwllheli explained the dates of our intended stay and the number of the party.
The office came back very quickly with some suggestions. From the information given Gorwel Cottage suited our needs.
The process of payment and information on the cottage facilities was very clear.
We were originally a party of five but at the last minute my niece, who lives in Spain, joined us for 2 nights.Bedrooms were fine, The cottage was quite easy to find. I used a satnav and the post code.
The kitchen had every item we could need. The views from the sitting room and from the two outside patios were wonderful. We could see the south coast of the Llyn peninsula and Bardsey island. Weather was good so our two full days exploring the south and north coast was successful.Several from our party are already thinking of a return visit.
Barrie Grayson met us on our arrival and was there when we left.
A very charming retreat.

Thanks for your review and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Just for clarity, the island you can see from the cottage is St. Tudwals, not Bardsey, as Bardsey is behind the headland. Hope to see you again.

22 Sep 2014


"Lovely cottage fantastic views."

We have been staying in or near Abersoch for many years and needed accommodation for a variety of ages. Gorwel fitted the bill extremely well. It is in a wonderful position with lovely views towards the sea. Kitchen and bathrooms very well equipped and beautifully clean.
Would highly recommend.

Thanks for your review and I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again sometime

25 Aug 2014


"The best we have ever stayed in."

We have been travelling around Wales for a number of years now and Gorwel is by far the best we have ever stayed in. We had a lovely welcome and the milk, bara brith and wine were a lovely touch. The house is beautifully furnished, spotlessly clean and better equipped than home! We had fantastic weather and it was too hot to travel far but we didn't really want to. The garden and summer house are beautiful and very well maintained. The views of the sea are lovely and the pictures on line do not do them justice. We had a fantastic holiday and were made to feel very welcome. We had such a nice time we booked for next year as soon as we got home! Thank you Barrie and Joan for a great holiday.

Thanks for your kind words and we look forward to welcoming you back next year. Will try to organise the weather again!

24 Aug 2014


"Gorwel the best"

Just returned from one week at Gorwel Cottage with our family including two grandchildren age 9 and 12. To say it's the best cottage we have ever stayed in is an understatement. It's perfect in every way. The interior, the gardens, the summerhouse, the location. You feel the owners are always there if you needed them but never overlooking you. It has to be one of the best cottages in wales and Joan's Bara Brith cake is the BEST ever. Thank you from all of us for a GREAT holiday

Thanks Peter - Joan was particularly pleased with your review of her Bara Brith. See you again sometime

18 Aug 2014


"Exceeded expectations, a wonderful place to stay"

Stayed with a group including 5 young children and a granny who made use of the super comfortable annex. This holiday home was extremely clean, comfortable, spacious and so well equipped - everything had been thought of. A lovely welcome and help or advice whenever we needed it. We will definitely return.

Thanks for your positive review and I'm glad you were pleased with Gorwel, and had a great holiday. I look forward to seeing you again

15 Aug 2014


"Great house! Great location!"

This is a great holiday cottage. Very well laid out with four full sized bedrooms - we were two families of 4, and easily fit in. It is stunningly well equipped with everything you might need - board … More

Thanks for your kind review, and I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again.

22 Jul 2014


"All you could wish for, and more."

We stayed with our daughter & husband, together with their four children aged from 2-8 years. The accommodation and facilities are well suited to a large family, whatever the weather. The photographs on the website do not exaggerate - it really is that good.

In the garden youngsters would need to be supervised as there are unguarded stone steps, otherwise it is away from busy roads and pretty secure. The A497 passes nearby below the cottage, and though hidden, traffic noise is noticeable but not intrusive.

Location is ideal - about 50 miles from Holyhead, and close to many attractions (Greenwood Forest park is a must for under 12s!). The beach, backed by sand dunes is only a few minutes away. Shopping is available in Pwllheli just a few miles away, together with some good restaurants, though Barrie had thoughtfully provided tea, coffee and milk for our arrival plus a barra brith! There were also fresh flowers from the garden - very welcoming.

Barrie lives next door, and though never intruding, he is there for help and assistance if required.

I can see why people return here. For such a comprehensively equipped, and reasonably priced property, I would highly recommend it.

Thanks for your positive comments and am pleased you had a good holiday. I appreciate your advice regarding the unprotected steps and I will put a gate across that area to fence it off. Hope to see you again.

7 Jul 2014


"I spent ages trying to find the perfect cottage - it was worth every minute"

Spent a glorious week at Gorwel. Beautiful but homely cottage where we immediately felt comfortable. Barrie and Joan provide everything you could need and some lovely extra touches. My dad, never easily impressed, thought it was the best cottage we had ever stayed in and did not want to leave.

Thanks Denise and family for you very kind words. Glad to think we have thought of everything. Hope to see you again soon with Jon walking properly this time !

24 Jun 2014


"North wales jewel"

We first visits gorwel over a decade ago - we revisited this month as a family once more, and we were thrilled with our stay. Our memories were added to and enhanced as a wonderful cottage has got even better.
There is everything you could possibly need for a family stay: the kitchen is kitted out excellently (the wine, bara brith and milk a welcome treat!)
The number and standard bathrooms was fantastic too.
The cottage is kitted out with games, books, DVDs, BBQ, garden furniture - in fact, whatever you want to do depending on the weather and what you want to do, I think it's covered.
We most definately will be back.

Thanks for the positive feedback, and we are pleased we have all bases covered. Look forward to seeing you again

22 Apr 2014


"The nicest cottage we have ever stayed in."

Gorwel has to be, by far, the best cottage we have ever stayed in. It was equipped to an exceptionally high standard - I cannot think of anything that the owners could have added to improve it. The owners of the property are very welcoming, not only leaving milk and a much appreciated bottle of wine, but a home made cake also. Nothing was any trouble. The endless supply of logs and kindling meant we could enjoy the treat of a real fire every evening - even though we had very warm weather! The location of this cottage is excellent. You can enjoy the excellent beaches, which are all within easy reach, as well as being ideally located for the beautiful Snowdonia National Park - I cannot think of a better location. The sea view from the cottage window is priceless and the area extremely quiet and peaceful. I cannot rate this property highly enough.

Thanks for all your kind comments. Hope to see you again sometime

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