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Llwyn Ynn Cottage   Talybont
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134 reviews
Llwyn Ynn Cottage   Talybont
View from the hot tub
Private hot tub area
Kitchen
Everyones favourite the conservatory.
A winter wonderland - cosy inside though
Award winning back garden photograph by M Marshall
Woody another regular visitor
An Autumn garden view
Barmouth's famous bridge
Spring river walk
Shell island - well worth a visit
Beach at dusk
Neolithic burial chamber on local walk
The walk to the beach
The wood on the doorstep
On the road to Betws-Y-Coed
The sunsets are amazing
The panarama walk 17th February  2013 - stunning
King sized fourposter
The precipice walk 19th February 2013 - amazing
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Cottage -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Talybont, Barmouth, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales

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Priya P
Leicestershire, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Hidden treasure!”
Reviewed August 4, 2015 for a stay in August 2015
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I arrived with my husband on 31st August for his 30th birthday surprise break. We received a warm welcome from our host, Linda, who gave us a quick tour of the premises, and a few helpful tips on the area. The cottage itself is absolutely beautiful. It is extremely romantic and cosy, a perfect getaway from a busy lifestyle. The extra touches such as chocolates on the pillows, mini hamper basket with Welsh cakes and jam, wine, and a few other little touches made it all the more special. Linda has put a great deal of effort into making the cottage as brilliant as can be, and the effort has most definitely paid off! We managed to try the pizza from Tony’s, which was quite nice. However, Linda’s Moroccan chicken went down a treat with my husband…’finger lickin’ good’! We made use of the hot tub all four nights, and it is perfect to massage out those aches and pains after long walks in the surrounding areas. We visited the Caerfanell waterfalls, which are approximately 20 minutes drive from the cottage. If you like walking and water, I would recommend paying these a visit. It takes around 40 minutes, walking fairly leisurely, to reach them from the car park. The walk itself has lovely views, and you can either take the riverside walk, or the nature trail. We took the riverside walk (the shorter route), and were not disappointed by the views and scenery. We were sad to leave, but I have already recommended this to several people, and am hoping to return in the near future! As for Linda, she is a gem and whatever you need, she will be more than happy to help. For example, my trainer soles decided to fall off(!) so Linda kindly found some superglue and helped me get my trainers back to normal! She is a wonderful, approachable, knowledgeable and friendly lady, this was a bonus to our stay. Thank you for everything Linda, my husband thoroughly enjoyed his time, and I was very sad to leave!!

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Liked best: Everything! But the hot tub was amazing
Liked least: Having to leave!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Aug 31, 2015
Thank you ! you made the effort to choose my cottage therefore the least I could do is try and make your choice of destination worthy of your dream break. Agreed the waterfall walk still amazes after several visits and I hope that taster will draw you back to the area and my cottage. Linda :-)
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CJT82
Solihull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Our second wonderful visit! Like home from home!”
Reviewed July 17, 2015 for a stay in July 2015
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After staying at Llwyn Ynn Cottage back in January we couldn't wait to return again. Once again Linda's warm hospitality and thoughtfulness cannot be faulted, we were greeted with a big smile and this time, Linda's famous Morrocan chicken! WOW! I dont think we have ever been served a meal that tasty in a restaurant! To die for! Afer entering the cottage for the second time it really was like coming home, all the litle extra touches were still there, all the amenities you could need, and smiles on our faces from the magical memories made from the first visit knowing we were about to make some more, it really is the perfect escape in everyway for any time of year. Plenty to see and explore in a cracking location. You'll be hard pushed to find anything quite so similar. Linda is diamond and the cottage a rare gem.

Once again thank you for making our stay so cosy and memorable and we will be back for our next fix soon. Carly & David Xx

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Management Response
Aug 31, 2015
Wow how lovely that your second visit was all you hoped for it is what I like to hear, that the Moroccan chicken lived up to your expectations is the icing on the cake, now you are guaranteed to return, see you both soon. Linda :-)
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Reviewed July 8, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
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Liked best: Garden and hot tub
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Jul 12, 2015
Your comments are much appreciated and make me feel that the little extras are all worthwhile, and having just been for a two hour walk with amazing unspoilt views and hardly a soul around I can understand the paradise comment and really feel so lucky living here. Linda :-)
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Gill C
Polegate, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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“Second Visit Just as Pleasurable”
Reviewed June 3, 2015 for a stay in May 2015
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We returned to the cottage, having spent a few days there during May last year. We had enjoyed our previous stay so much that on this occasion we booked for a week. This time we had very high expectations and were not disappointed. All the special touches we remembered from last year were present: wine, chocolates and lovely breakfast basket. Our host, Linda, was as friendly, welcoming and accommodating as ever. We appreciated the beautiful bright conservatory, colourful spacious garden and jacuzzi as much as before, and loved returning after a dip to the cosy living room to sit in front of the log burner. Like the previous reviewers, we also loved watching the lesser horseshoe bats fly overhead. We only wish we'd thought of switching the jacuzzi lights on!

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Management Response
Jul 12, 2015
I am so pleased that you enjoyed your second visit and hope to see you again soon especially as now you need to test out the Jacuzzi lights when the bats come out at dusk, there have been so many this year and they are so tiny its great watching the antics. Linda :-)
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Darren C
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Lovely cottage, very relaxing”
Reviewed May 16, 2015 for a stay in May 2015

A very nice cottage. Linda was the perfect host. The cottage has everything you need, including a dishwasher, stereo and an iPod speaker dock. The dining area is perfect for looking out into the garden at the birds and squirrels, we were even lucky enough to see a woodpecker! In the evening, the Jacuzzi is the perfect place to look at the stars and see the bats! (Turn the lights on in there and as the bats fly over they light up) Behind the house is a stream/river which you can walk along for hours. About 10 minutes walk away there is a very nice beach, on the walk there is also a bar, amusement arcade, restaurant and bowling. A little further afield, maybe a 15 minute walk, there is a Spar shop with a butcher attached to it. Barmouth is only a 10 minute drive away and boasts the best fish & chips in North Wales, and we agree, we went twice! Also in Barmouth there is a very sandy beach.

I can't recommend this cottage, and Linda, highly enough, she was always very happy to answer any questions.

If I go to Wales again, I'll be staying here, loved every minute!

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Liked best: The bed was so comfortable!
Liked least: not applicable
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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Management Response
Jul 12, 2015
Thank you, I am sure you will be back this area tends to ensnare folks this is borne out by the 48% repeat guest bookings this year to date. Linda :)
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AmeliaBad...
Wirral
Level 4 Contributor
37 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Return to Shangri La!!”
Reviewed May 1, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
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person found this review helpful

The pictures really say it all so I'll review the small stuff!
Good Points, A bottle of cold wine waiting in the fridge. If you're teetotal there is a pint of milk tea and coffee. Welshcakes and jam if you're peckish after the journey. Hate to cook? Microwave for ready meals, Italian restaurant 5 minutes walk away. Love to cook? Cooking oil condiments and spices all in the cupboard. Dishwasher to keep the hands soft. Shower gel and handwash. Choccies for the sweet toothed. Gorgeous thick bath sheets not mingy little thin towels, lovely embroidered bed linen and real linen table napkins. Linda is the perfect host who made us and our noisy dog SO welcome.
Bad Points At the end of your stay she makes you go home!!

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Liked best: The conservatory overlooking the garden and the hot tub
Liked least: Going home!!
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
People with pets
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Management Response
May 17, 2015
Wow a huge thank you, what can I say except those are the little things that I would like to see if it was my self catering holiday or a special weekend break especially after a long journey, if you did not have to go home at the end of your break there would be no anticipation of your return, and I see you have already booked for 2016 so my master plan is working, Linda :)
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Charlotte...
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect getaway!”
Reviewed April 26, 2015 for a stay in April 2015
1
person found this review helpful

This is the perfect cottage and location for a stress free getaway!
We didn't arrive till late on Friday evening however Linda was more than welcoming and had the cottage heated and a chilled bottle of wine waiting.
The beach is a 20 minute walk away and there is a pub and an Italian restaurant which are also within walking distance. We didn't get to try either as we took all our own food however we will hopefully return and will definitely be trying the Italian!
Barmouth is a about a 5 mile walk away along the beach which is perfect for a Sunday afternoon. Harlech castle is also well worth a visit which is a 10 minute drive away.
The cottage was our little sanctuary for the weekend and the hot tub was an ideal way to end each day especially with a glass of prosecco!

Can't thank Linda enough for this great getaway and will be most definetely be returning!

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Management Response
May 17, 2015
Thank you! I think everyone needs a stress free bolt hole with todays hectic lifestyles so try to ensure that Llwyn Ynn fits the bill and I am so pleased it did for you, looking forward to seeing you again soon. Linda :)
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