This was our second visit to Gorwel Cottage and we honestly can't rate it highly enough. We travelled in a group of 8 (couples and singles) and everyone had a fantastic time.
The cottage is always spotless, towels and everything else you could need is provided, firewood is well stocked, and with 3 indoor toilets and one outdoor (along with one of the best showers you will ever use) this is perfect for a large group.
The view out to see is beautiful, the cottage is always well heated, there is a great selection of board games/jigsaw puzzles/CD's for entertainment, and the WiFi is perfect throughout.
One issue we always have when travelling with a large group is that someone always ends up with the 'small room'. That's not the case here, and all 4 bedrooms are a fantastic size with ample storage for clothes.
All kitchen appliances are extremely easy to use, and having the separate dining area with drinks fridge and seating for the entire group is a huge bonus. There is a large ASDA a couple of miles down the road in Pwllheli or Tesco/Lidl/Aldi in Porthmadog to stock up easily on arrival (and the kitchen has ample storage and fridge/freezer space).
There is a large amount of outdoor seating, with sun loungers, BBQ, and a summer house, but the real highlight that sets Gorwel apart from other places we have stayed at is the hot tub. It's easy to use, on a lovely decking area away from the main cottage (so anyone using it a little later at night doesn't disturb those sleeping indoors), and has fantastic views across fields and out to sea. The first 2 days of our trip were during high winds and rain, but this didn't put anyone off using the hot tub at all as once you are in it is so warm and relaxing.
As you can probably tell we really can't rate this property highly enough, the host is extremely helpful and everything (including the price) is first class.
We will definitely be back in the future for a 3rd visit...
We had a lovely stay at the cottage, plenty of space, both inside and out. Views from the cottage were amazing, watching the sunset from the hot tub was a real treat. The property its self is beautiful, clean and well maintained. The owners lovely and welcoming. Would highly recommend!
We were staying in Pwllheli for a sailing event, we had a stunning view from the lounge of the bay and the sailing ! The hot tub is fabulous, the view whilst bubbling, the owners even provide an outdoor fridge and glasses for use whilst in and around the tub, with a summer house and canopy catering for the hot and cold weather. The accommodation is spacious, even have black out blinds so little ones sleep better, the kitchen really is home from home it contains everything including a washing machine and tumble dryer ! Loads of parking and fabulous hosts.
The owners Barrie and Joan have clearly put a lot of thought, time and effort into making this the perfect holiday let. The house was spotless and the hot tub and beautiful grounds were added bonuses. As there were 10 of us, we had also booked the bedroomed annexed to the owners' house. This is very large and comfortable and close to the main house. Everything we needed was at the property including binoculars to enjoy the lovely view from the lounge window whatever the weather! The location is great with easy walking to the beach and plenty to visit locally. I would recommend this to everyone and I hope we can return there soon - I miss it already! We also miss Joan's lovely bara brith cake.
We would highly recommend Gorwel: the accommodation was even better than we anticipated. It was incredibly well equipped, lots of space to spread out, had every modern convenience and simultaneously retained its traditional charm and character. Barrie was the perfect host and made us feel extremely welcome. Our group spanned three generations and we all agreed we would like to visit again.
Gorwel was heavenly. It has everything. Barrie and Joan keep an immaculate house that is even better equipped than some homes. It scores a definite 5 star from us.
It is hidden away and peaceful but still very accessible to road and rail. Ideal for day trips out.
The hot tub is an amazing place to spend your evenings staring up at the stars and the grand views of the sea.
Hope to visit again, highly recommended!
This place is so peaceful with amazing views, it was the perfect get away and will definitely be booking again. It's a good size and really clean. The hot tub adds to the perfection.