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Ys Gubor Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms)

Bedrooms 3
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights


About the property

One of 4 cottages owned by Richard & Sue ,- Full week Bookings Friday -Friday

Seaside Cottage in Peaceful Location, half a mile or 10 mins from gorgeous sandy beach with dunes.- No Traffic Noise, Suits Extended Family groups or small Families including couples. Cardigan Bay area of N Wales,- South Snowdonia National Park.

Weekly Bookings will be Friday - Friday ,- occasional exceptions by Agreement

YsGubor is one of our total of 4 cottages all grouped in a way that invites individual renting or else are ideal for groups of up to 24 people,-which often means extended families They are charming Barn Conversions full of beautiful features,-including lovely fabrics and decorative features.

YsGubor has its own its own designated garden area and there are sea views from both garden and cottage. YsGubor is a characterful barn conversion with 4 Bedrooms and 2 Bathrooms. One Bathroom includes Shower and WC whilst the other has a shower over Bath. The kitchen is electric with dishwasher and includes dining area. Although the garden is separate,- it easily connects with the other properties when more than one cottage is booked. It is only half mile from the gorgeous Benar beach with its Green Coast Award and is also adjacent to the acclaimed Wales Coastal Path. We are located at the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park, 5 miles from Harlech to the North and Barmouth to the South is also 5 miles.

Harlech is famous as a World Heritage Site with its incredible castle.The tourist facilities in the area are currently receiving a large dose of expenditure. Harlech is also the home of the Royal St Davids Golf Club at its wonderful seaside location. As well as being an ideal beach holiday location we are in ideal walking country with the Coastal path and the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains Behind.We are 45 mins from Snowdon and 35 Mins from the equally impressive Cader Idris for serious climbers. For Mountain Bikers we are 40 Mins from The World Class Coed Y Brenin Mountain Biking Centre near Dolgellau. This cosy cottage has Electric Heating and partial central heating. There is a dishwasher and Fridge freezer.Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer are in a shared Laundry Room. Flat Screen TV has a full Sky Package including Sky Sports.Free WiFi Available.

Our Cottages are Non Smoking and sadly we cannot accept Pets in our cottages.

More Details

Susan & Richard Ikin
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Susan & Richard Ikin

We are Richard & Sue Ikin,- previously farming in Southern England,- where we also had Holiday Cottage Experience.

Took over these beautiful Holiday Cottages in 2001 and have provided wonderful family holidays for 16 years.Sue is famous for her lovely welcomes and all guests senses are assailed by the aroma of freshly baked bread and cakes,- immediately on arrival. Sue is also well known for her impeccable taste,- and the cottages are full of her trademark attractive features ie. fabrics, drapes,-antiques and other decorative features.

Susan & Richard Ikin purchased this barn in 2001

Why Susan & Richard Ikin chose Tal-y-bont

Richard & Sue both holidayed in N Wales as children and in fact were married in Bettws-y -Coed. We love this seaside location with the foothills of the Cambrian Mountains behind and we firmly believe that our guests will be of the same view.The cottages are ideal for family holidays including extended families or groups,- but the cottages including YsGubor as described here are also ideal for individual families of 2 to 3 generations.

What makes this barn unique

The unique benefits of our cottages are the proximity to a beautiful beach in the lovely North Wales Cardigan Bay and the wonderful hills and mountains of Snowdonia in the other direction.

We are also in range of the many and varied other attractions of N wales. Zip wires , Mountain Biking at World Famous Coed y Brenin,- Inland Surfing,- Bounce Below Trampolining and of course conquering Snowdon and its adjacent peaks.

We are also in great Birdwatching Country with Nesting Ospreys at the Glaslyn Site ,Tremadog

Guestbook comments from the owner

Please see W1904 ,-for previous guest comments
Jan 2015
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Tal-y-bont Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Ocean View
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , With Wash Basin
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Bedroom 3 - 3 twin/ single
  • Childs single bed off ,-kingsize Double
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Bicycles
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay/sound
  • churches
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing


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(5 traveler reviews)

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Ys Gubor Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms)
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Fantastic cottage in a secluded location, well equipped and homely.

  • 5 of 5

We used the cottage as a base to climb Mt Snowdon. (about 40 minutes away)

Upon arrival we were surprised by home made bread and cakes in the well equipped kitchen.

All the basic things you forgot to pack are already in the kitchen, like oil, salt sugar etc.

The rooms are lovely and the owners were so welcoming.

Barmouth is about 2 miles away and is a must visit location.

Highly recommended.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. Having such appreciative guests makes the Holiday Cottage business completely worthwhile,- and the Joels family and their friends will always have a warm welcome here at Ysgubor @ Llys Bennar Holiday Cottages Richard & Sue
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Lovely stay! 5 stars

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Ys Gubor for 5 days beginning of Sep 2017. It was comfortable and cozy stay!...I did informe Richard that we were coming with two infants and wanted a bit more warm house. Upon our arrival we were provided with not only warm home but also extra electric heaters. Hot water was available and all electric appliances including Sky were working.

The house is very spacious and in a peaceful location that is only few minutes away from town centre amenities.

Richard and Sue were very hospitable and welcoming hosts. We were also provided with some delicious country bread and home made muffins.

A couple of things can make the stay at Ys Gubor even better including increasing Wifi strength and possibly replacing living room furniture and carpet with the new (having said that the living room is very comfortable, I am only suggesting that it may further improve stay experience)

  • Submitted: Sep 28, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fantastic week. We went away with our friends and their two boys. The cottage was the perfect size for us with two double bedrooms and a triple room for the three boys. There is a wonderful garden area with a BBQ which we enjoyed nearly every night. We also made us of the washing machine and clothes line which is a great addition. The other cottages look great too. We loved the quiet location near gorgeous Dyffryn beach and much preferred it to busy Barmouth. Sue and Richard made us feel so welcome and the home made bread and rock cakes on arrival were amazing! We shall definitely return.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy home from home - recommended

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed here for 6 days and found the place a home from home. The cake and exceptionally good homemade bread awaiting us on arrival went down a treat during the week (don't forget to send us the recipe Sue! :o) ).

Ys Gubor is a well equipped cottage - there's is everything you need in the kitchen and there are two bathrooms, one ensuite. There are two double rooms (one upstairs my daughter had and the ensuite downstairs that we had, with a comfy firm super king size bed). There is also a small single bedroom just outside the upstairs double, and my son had a 3 single bed bedroom all to himself.

The free wifi was very useful for researching places to stay (and for the children's social media fix). The Sky TV package was also useful for the evenings, and there are various family games and a bookshelf with lots of novels.

Location-wise, you are very close to lovely Barmouth, Harlech Castle, half an hour from Portmeirion, just over an hour from Llanberis/Snowdon and Caernarfon which we all managed to go to. We also got to Plas Newydd on Anglesey in 75 minutes. So plenty to do. Would also recommend visiting the Blue Lake near Fairbourne about 30 mins away - short steep path to a small quarry with a deep blue pool. The only way in is via a short tunnel in the rock. Kids loved it.

The local beach is a short 10/15 minute walk away but when the tide's fully in its pebbly - kids loved playing on the dunes though. Unfortunately it also seemed to be popular with dog walkers (some irresponsible judging by the dog poos I saw - a 'pet' hate of mine).

Would recommend this place for any family wanting a good base to see North/Mid Wales.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2016
  • Stayed: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stunning location, lovey cottage a real find

  • 5 of 5

I booked this cottage as a last minute break away as I felt my new born baby was ready for his first trip to the seaside! Upon arrival we were welcomed by the lovely owners Richard & Sue whom showed us around the cottage. There was freshly baked bread & cakes ready for us too a real treat. The cottage is compact but has everything you need and more, we made dinner every night there and the kitchen was well stocked with all the cooking essentials you could possibly need. The bed was very comfy and we were very cosy there for our three night beak. We walked the very short distance to the stunning sandy beach every night. The cottage was everything we'd hoped and we will be back.

Ian, Jennie & William Roberts

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended

Cycle Routes,- Nesting Ospreys


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Please Note Full Week Bookings Are Friday - Friday,- Although Exceptions to this will occassionally be possible

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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