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"What a BEAUTIFUL stay we have enjoyed. Your cottage is beautiful and the garden is stunning. It has been extremely relaxing and peaceful with everything we have needed. We felt warmly welcomed with the gift basket and a visit from you! There are lots of activities to do within a short distance of this central location. The cottage has been cosy and immaculate. Thank you very much and we would love to come back."

TE April 2022


"From the moment we entered we felt a warm welcome from Ann, the milk, biscuits and bara brith ready for our first teatime! Twll y Cae is a perfect haven for our weekend break. Immaculately clean and well appointed, it has a secure, peaceful atmosphere and after a comfortable night we feel energised to do a little sightseeing and then returned to our second evening at the cottage. The gardens are also delightful and the show of spring flowers and the elevated stone pathways. Back from a local tour along the coast, Criccieth was delightful and then on to Abersoch but glad to return to Twll y Cae for a relaxing evening by the fire. We had a lovely weekend."

PC March 2022


"Well equipped kitchen and everything was beautifully clean. Thankyou for the welcome flowers and treats. We cycled and we walked in the wind, rain and hail! Had a fab time."

MF February 2022


"Cottage was lovely. Everything here that we needed. Great location for visiting so many lovely places. Thanks for keeping in contact with us and the welcome hamper. All of us really enjoyed our stay"

AE November 2021


"We've had a wonderful stay here in Twll y Cae. The cottage had everything we needed and more. Exceptionally clean and well equipped. We will highly recommend and hopefully be back again in the near future. Beautiful garden also."

DD November 2021


"Thank you for your lovely cottage. We packed in lots of great walks despite the rain! Would definitely return here."

MS November 2021


"Everything in the cottage was immaculate- felt like home as soon as you walked in- everything you need was here. Beds very comfortable -slept very well. Had a wonderful time. Wished had booked for longer. Will definitely be booking again. Could not have wished for a better cottage. You have a wonderful place and thank you so much. Would give TEN stars!"

SF October 2021


"What an amazing cottage- impeccably clean, perfectly decorated, home from home! Has everything you need. Ann has worked very hard adding lots of extras to make the cottage extra special- welcome pack, dishwasher tablets etc. All makes the cottage such a gem. Brilliant location as well to explore North Wales. Thankyou very much for all the attention to detail- it hasn't gone unnoticed and we will be telling all our friends."

JP October 2021


"Beautiful cottage and so very quiet. Lovely garden which was a great joy to wander around. Visited many wonderful places but our dog loved Black Rock Sands. Thank you Ann for all your help. Hope to come again and will thoroughly recommend".

AJ October 2021


"Very much enjoyed our stay- cottage ideally situated for exploring this beautiful area. Cottage is spacious and garden delightful"

PS Sept 2021


"Many thanks to Ann for a really great holiday cottage and garden- really good and well presented. Fully equipped for all our needs. Area ideal for sea and Snowdonia. Could not pick out a particular food outlet but all highly recommended, having sampled several. Would love to come back again."

LC Aug 2021


"After two postponed holidays due to lockdown we were thrilled to visit this week. A beautiful cottage, delightful garden and attentive communication and support, thank you. Wonderful location, great coastline and accessibility. Is a treasure trove of places to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our week!"

EP Aug 2021


"Thanks for a fantastic time in Snowdonia, the whole family has fallen in love with such a beautiful area. Fun for all ages! Big shout out to the fish and chips in Criccieth. The cottage is fantastically located for the area, beautifully clean and has served us well, thank you Ann for making it feel so much like home."

TB Aug 2021


"This is our postponed holiday from last year and we found the cottage to be as wonderful as we hoped for: spotlessly clean, well equipped and its situation suited us perfectly. We spent a number of days around Snowdonia, walks for us and our dog and activities for our son. One of our best days was taking the train up Snowdon and walking back down- amazing views. We also had lots of visits along the Llyn Peninsula and found some lovely villages. The fish and chips from the chippy in Criccieth are a must and well worth the wait and we would also recommend Dylands restaurant, also in Criccieth. Our nicest evenings were spent eating meals at the cottage in the garden. We have had a lovely sunny week staying in Ann's cottage and would definitely love to come back again."

JF July 2021


"Thank you Ann for a lovely holiday in your cottage. We have been blessed with fantastic weather and after many holidays abroad made us realise what lovely places there are to visit at home. You made us feel welcome and the serenity of the garden helped release all the stresses of the previous year. We will be back!"

MA June 2021


"What a lovely place to spend our wedding anniversary! So fortunate to find such a character filled cottage. Thank you Ann for making us feel at home. We so needed a family holiday in these uncertain stressful times. We achieved a relaxing stressless holiday. So in love now with Wales."

LB June 2021


"The cottage is a delight - loved its higgle-di-piggledy layout and comfort; a real home from home! The garden has been a constant source of delight despite the awful weather of Bank Holiday Monday when the rain and hail kept us indoors! Porthmadog, Criccieth and Beddgelert were a joy as always-we've had a wonderful week and look forward to returning soon."
SW May 2021


"Thank you so much for the welcome hamper and flowers. We felt at home as soon as we walked through the door. Beautiful cottage, clean and comforatble. We enjoyed the garden and that we could let our cockapoo roam. A lovely week's holiday- a home from home. We had great fish and chips from The Creel in Porthmadog. A fascinating quirky cottge, thank you."
SW May 2021


"Thank you for a wonderful stay at your beautiful cottage. Exceptionally clean and left very Covid secure. Garden was wonderful and the drover's walk was brilliant for the dog and us! We will recommend Twll y Cae to others."
MM May 2021


"LOVED our post lockdown holiday in Twll y Cae. Great weather. Every morning should start with a cup of tea in the beautiful garden. Highly recommend: Llanbedrog walking trail and beach, Whistling Sands beach and walk around Aberdaron peninsula, Aberglaslyn, Lyn Dinas and Cwm Bychan walk. Hope to return."
SB April 2021


"First in after lockdown 2021! So blessed to find such a lovely holiday cottage. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay- the cottage is perfect for us and what a fabulous garden! We had such amazing weather. We climbed Snowdon, had a BBQ on Black Rock Sands, spent two days sunbathing on Pwllheli beach and had fish and chips in Criccieth. Truly magical. We will be back."
CW April 2021


“A lovely cottage- very comfortable, clean and very well equipped. Very much appreciated your information file. We have found so much to do in the area from lovely walks on the coast and in the mountains to fun train rides. We need to come back to tick more off our list! Thank you.”
KL October 2020


“We have had the most amazing time! Twll y Cae was perfect, comfortable, well equipped and full of character. Ann had thought of everything, which was amazing given the strange times we are living in. We would recommend the property to anyone, but maybe keep it quiet, because we want to come back!”
AB July 2020


“You have a lovely cottage here Ann! It has been a wonderfully relaxing week after a busy festive working season. I got to play golf also we visited Portmeirion, Harlech castle, and many beaches.”
DW Dec 2019


“Thank you Ann for the welcome gifts and for a wonderful stay! The bungalow was spotlessly clean with everything needed. The dog enjpoyed exploring the secure garden and we felt very at home on the first night. Places visited- Aberdaron, Harlech, Llanbedrog, Criccieth, Porth Dinllaen, Pwllheli and a couple of nice cycle rides. Thanks again.”
RC Nov 2019


“Situated in a quiet lane Twll y Cae has access to lovely walks and to the main road for the frequent bus service. It has everything you need for a most comfortable holiday and easily accommodates 5 adults. The owner makes you feel at home upon arrival with flowers and a very generous food basket. If you are thinking of retiring to Wales this would be the cottage at the top of your list!”
KH Nov 2019


“Lovely peaceful week in a comfy cottage. Many thanks for the welcome hamper.”
GS Nov 2019


“Had a fantastic holiday and the weather was very kind to us. The cottage is as lovelya s ever and the attention to detail by Ann is great. Thank you.”
MH Oct 2019


“We've had a wonderful family holiday from the moment we stepped in the door. The cottage is beautiful and so welcoming. Lovely to have 2 bathrooms.We have been largely lucky with the weather and so the garden has been enjoyed too, particularly by Max our dog. A well equipped kitchen and we have made use of this combined with some fab places to eat- Dylans in Criccieth, Portmerion hotel, Big Rock Cafe in Porthmadog and the pizzeria in Betwys y Coed. Taking a piece of art home from Rob Piercy's gallery in Porthmadog. Well rested. We really hope to come back to Twll y Cae.”
JG Oct 2019


“This is the best cottage we have ever stayed in. The pictures on the website do not do justice to it at all. The whole feel of the place is fantastic, a great mix of modern and traditional with everything you could possibly need and more for a comfortable stay. The garden, like the cottage is quirky and inviting and just a joy to view on even the rainiest of days (we had several of those) and secure for the dogs. Lovely walks with the dogs up the lane from the door. We didn’t feel the need to venture far from the cottage but it is in fact an ideal base for exploring further afield across the Llyn Peninsula, Anglesey and Snowdonia. One thing I would stress is to use the directions given with the cottage details and don’t, as we did, use Google maps as sat nav as that takes you to the wrong place entirely a few miles away. I cannot recommend this cottage and it’s owner highly enough. It’s a real gem.”
EC Oct 2019


“By far the best cottage I have stayed in. Both the cottage and its garden were delightful. There was an amazing welcome pack .and a lovely vase of flowers to greet us. It was also lovely to meet the owner who was most helpful and friendly Not often do you meet the owner! I would highly recommend Twll y Cae for a fantastic holiday.”
AI October 2019


“Our first holiday at Twll y Cae. We’ve had a great week in a lovely well-appointed cottage and hope to come back in the near future. Owner very friendly and attentive. Welcome pack much appreciated.”
SR Sept 2019


“Just coming to the end of a wonderful week here. We have been lucky with the weather- full day surfing at Hell’s Mouth yesterday. The cottage is full of character and a great place to stay.”
SB Aug 2019


“As always fantastic place to stay in a spectacular country”
LW Aug 2019


“Fabulous week! Weather gorgeous and cottage fantastic. Thank you for your welcome and use of your beautiful cottage. Been everywhere from Barmouth to Aberdaron – a truly marvellous coastline and the Welsh people so welcoming. Torn between sitting in the wonderful garden and getting out and about so tried to do both! Kept the bird feeders topped up and rewarded with visits from a variety of our feathered friends including a woodpecker after the peanuts.”
JR June 2019


“The cottage was ideally located, handy for the food shops and all attractions in the area. It was well equipped and all information was meticulous. We were lucky with the weather but we managed to see more that we had thought and there are still places to explore.”
PB October 2018


“This is the second time we have stayed here, and the second time was just as great as the first. Comfy warm and just a smashing place to stay. We also love the area, lots to do and places to go to. There is every chance we will go back in the future.”
TR October 2018


“A superbly located and very well equipped cottage. We had a fantastic week with wonderful weather. Didn’t think we’d be having tea in the garden in October!”
RB October 2018


“Very charming cottage with everything you need. Ideal base for walks and to visit all the attractions in the area. Highly recommend.”
RN Aug 2018


“Fabulous cottage, perfectly placed to reach a huge range of activities. The cottage was lovely, with a beautiful garden. A welcome pack and milk in the fridge welcomed us to the cottage, this was a lovely touch. We had a really great time and hope to come back soon!”
PD July 2018


“This is an extremely comfortable cottage, all on the ground floor. Also a great location being near the main road to either Cricieth and Porthmadog, yet very quiet. The garden is quite charming, a real oldie worldie cottage garden, very dog friendly. Both my husband and I have just spent a week there, we totally relaxed, slept so well, enjoyed reading books, with dog friendly beaches nearby. A very good, well-earned break. Totally recommend, already booked a week next year.”
AB April 2018


“Lovely cottage and a perfect location. Already booked for next year. Highly recommended.”
PB April 2018


“After many years of holidaying in this part of Wales, we feel this is the best cottage we have stayed in. Homely and cosy, very well equipped and the garden is lovely. We love this part of Wales and find something or somewhere new each time. Really hope we can come back here.”
JL April 2018


“Stayed here with our mums and our dog for a week. Fantastic base, easy to travel about and see the coast and mountains. Well equipped, very comfortable bungalow, it was lovely to light the fire at night. Nicely laid out design and ideal for the less mobile - walk in shower, no steps and even floors. Bought some bird seed and it was delightful to see the many birds darting around feeding - 2 cheeky robins joined in the fun. Would love to return soon. Thank you.”
LH April 18


“The bungalow is so well equipped - everything you could need is provided even down to a garlic press. Suited us all - lovely to have 2 bathrooms and the layout was well thought out - ideal for our older mum and mother in law. Comfortable seating - nice to have the 2 tables to sit at in the evening to play cards and games. Despite the mixed weather we were warm - heating good and the fire was a welcome touch in the evenings. Well placed for easy access to Criccieth and the surrounding area. Look forward to returning soon.”
GH March 18


“Lovely stay! We were out every day and we know the area well. We fed the birds every day- resident pair of blackbirds and a cheeky robin amongst others.”
CH March 2018


“Thank you very much for your welcome pack. We love the area and your cottage is just perfect. The best we’ve ever stayed in and we’ve stayed in a few. Looking forward to returning in May .”
JW March 2018


“The cottage is as comfortable as ever, clean, tidy, warm and welcoming. The information book is a mine of information with everything you need”
BC Nov 17


“This cottage was perfect for seeing the area... very quiet and yet so accessible via bus. I will definitely be returning!”
BO Nov 17


“Excellent facilities, clean and tidy with everything required. Lovely quiet location yet within easy access and excellent place for exploring the peninsula.”
LW Sept 17


“We enjoyed our stay at this beautiful cottage in the quiet hamlet of Pentrefelin, just a few miles from Porthmadog. The cottage had everything we needed and a stunning garden area. A great relaxing holiday.”
CJ Aug


“Thank you for a very enjoyable stay in your lovely cottage. It is so peaceful and comfortable and we have made the most of a good rest. The very generous welcome pack was much appreciated. The garden is so beautiful here making it a special haven.”
PA July 17


“Lovely charming cottage- ideal location for another great holiday in the area. Many thanks for your warm welcome and pack of goodies. See you again soon!”
CJ July 17


“My second visit and as good as always. Thank you for keeping such a quirky, cosy, clean cottage for others to use. And the garden. Wow!”
GP May 2017


“Twll y Cae is a delightful cottage with lots of character and wonderful gardens. The cottage is the best we have ever stayed in and the attention to detail by Ann is fantastic. Thank you for the welcome pack.”
MH April 2017


“On arrival we found the cottage to be very nice, cosy and comfortable; nice to see somewhere keep its own character. We have made enquiries for next year. Thank you very much for letting us stay in such and idyllic place.”
MB March 2017


"The property was absolutely stunning and the location was fab for what we needed. The bits and pieces left by the owners were a lovely touch. I would def consider booking this property again."
AG Dec 2016


“Best cottage we have ever stayed in and there have been a few! Beautiful cottage and garden and very well equipped. Perfectly placed to explore.”
CB Nov 2016


“Delightful cottage. Lovely walks on sandy beaches which our dog loved. Easy access to Snowdonia and Coed y Brenin woods.”
GS Nov 2016


“Thank you so much Ann. We have had a wonderful stay in the cottage. We really appreciated the welcome pack. The cottage is superb and well presented. It was comfortable and warm and had everything we needed. The children loved it! Hoping to return in the near future.”
AT Oct 2016


“Thank you for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage. It is absolutely immaculate- we could not have chosen a better one. The little touches were very much appreciated.”
SS Oct 2016


“Fabulous cottage in a very convenient location for sight seeing the Snowdonia area. Also golf courses nearby. Excellent accommodation including a wood burning fire great for the chilly evenings. Highly recommend this property.”
MH Sept 2016


“Twll y Cae is a lovely cottage any time of the year. Well equipped. Spotless. Lovely shower temp to suit. Couldn't fault the place. Owner called by to add some more pot plants and to let us know she was there if we needed anything. Overall nice relaxing holiday with plenty to do whatever age of persons renting the cottage.”
S J Sept 2016


“Really enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage- so comfortable and well equipped. It was a relaxing break with plenty to see and do. Thanks for all the thoughtful touches- I enjoyed looking at all the gardening books! A beautiful garden and great patio area’’
VH Aug 2016


“We’ve enjoyed a wonderful couple of weeks in this cottage. Fantastic location. We loved walking to the beach and the garden is a beautiful suntrap in the evenings. Thank you for the lovely welcome pack”
RM July 2016


‘‘Twll y Cae is a real delight, a quirky cottage with an interesting history and a delightful garden. The cottage is the best equipped we have ever stayed in, with lots of thoughtful touches from Ann the lovely owner. The beds and settees are all very comfortable and inviting, and the unusual kitchen layout is very sociable and works well. There is even a Rangemaster cooker for those who are inclined to cook on their holiday. We all enjoyed sitting in the lush garden which the dogs loved. Wholeheartedly recommended. We are definitely joining the long list of previous visitors who want to live here.’’
CB July 2016


“We liked its convenient location, quirkiness and space. Weather permitting, the lovely garden and the quietness of being on a lane and walks for the dog from the doorstep.”
MB June 2016


“The cottage was very well furnished and very clean and airy. All the rooms were excellent and we liked the welcome pack of tea, coffee, cake and milk and the lovely vase of flowers. The location of the cottage was very quiet and the garden was very quiet and peaceful. The excellent sunny weather helped us to explore the local area and we even managed a sun tan. The owner of the cottage was very friendly and she even called round to check everything was o.k. I would definitely stay in the cottage again.”
HM June 2016


“On arrival we enjoyed a lovely cup of tea and cake- just what we needed. The cottage is really comfortable with attention to detail making it a pleasurable stay. We had the pleasure of an open fire after walking in the mountains. The situation of the cottage is ideal and the garden is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome.”
DH April 16


“A wonderful cottage and a wonderful week! Very handy for all the local attractions. Felt like a home from home.”
NG Mar 16


“Lovely character cottage, well located to explore North Wales. Very well equipped with everything we needed. Liked the open fire and very attractive gardens. Very clean and welcoming when we arrived. Hope to stay again sometime.”
MC Mar 2016


“If there was a higher grade than excellent then I would definitely use it. This was the best equipped holiday home we have ever had. The owner was very attentive to our every need and nothing was too much trouble for her. We will certainly be back and will be recommending it to all our friends, work colleagues and family. Thank you Ann.”
TS Mar 2016


“Have been renting cottages for about 30 years. Descriptions vary considerably, this one read very well indeed. On arrival the cottage was warm, good natural lighting, extensive kitchen utensils, great living area, modern shower and bath, delightful garden with off road parking, good size and comfortable beds, indeed, everything I was hoping for.”
DK Feb 2016


“The property was great, nice and clean with relaxing atmosphere.”
SN Feb 2016


“One of the best holiday homes we have stayed in. Perfect cottage in a wonderful landscape.”
SL Feb 2016


“Thank you so much. What a wonderful place to spend our ‘Welsh Christmas’!
Twll y Cae is so well equipped and I was able to cook Christmas dinner for nine here. There are too many thoughtful additions to list them but we loved the Christmas decorations. Thank you!”

AE Dec 2015


“Thank you for sharing this lovely cottage. We have had a wonderfully restful break. The cottage was a real home from home and we will definitely be back in the future.”
KW Dec 15


“The owner kept in touch prior to our holiday and left us a welcome pack which was a lovely addition. The cottage was really lovely, spacious and really well equipped. A good location for visiting attractions. Truly home from home, we'll be visiting again!”
JP Nov 2015


“This is a fantastic place to stay, it's in a great quiet location and not to far from anything you need. We all enjoyed our stay there and will be booking the cottage again. Even Sally the Yorkshire terrier loved it, with a beautiful large garden to explore. A great place and highly recommended.”
TR Oct 2015


“The attention to detail. Good quality furnishings. Plenty of books etc to while away the time. Very central to all amenities. Welcome pack nice.”
RG Oct 2015


“I took my Mom who is elderly and of limited mobility. All the rooms were spacious and she could make the most of the garden too which is rare in holiday stays. Ann the owner provided everything to make our stay comfortable and welcoming, which included flowers and a welcome pack. We have booked again for next year.”
DP Oct 2015


“Thank you for all the extras-welcome basket and lovely flowers. Great. Thank you again”
AB Oct 15


“Beautiful cottage: well equipped and homely, but not too fussy. Lovely week, good walks and places to eat- too many to mention here and so many we want to visit again that we have already rebooked!”
BP Sept 15


“Super comfortable cottage very well equipped”
RC Sept 15


“Beautiful cottage. Well presented in a good location.”
PJ Aug15


“Fantastic property-well equipped and comfortable. Especially liked the kitchen and wonderful garden.”
KS Aug 15


“The cottage was ideally situated between Criccieth and Porthmadog allowing us to easily explore a great deal of the surrounding countryside and local attractions.”
PB Jul 15


"We have thoroughly enjoyed our holiday in your beautiful cottage- so well equipped and welcoming. The garden is such an asset and I enjoyed delving into your garden book collection. The cottage is ideally situated for exploring Snowdonia and the Lleyn peninsula with its delightful beaches (Llanbedrog and Porth Dinllaen were favourites). We have been on fascinating walks and admired the stunning scenery. Thank you for the welcome pack."
CK July 2015


"Wonderful cottage- couldn’t fault it at all. Beautiful gardens and had wonderful weather. Would return to the cottage again- so nice to have a dog friendly place."
JE July 2015


“We had a lovely stay. The garden was pretty, and the property owner left us a lovely welcome basket. She even had brochures and guidebooks in the cottage so that we could better plan our holiday. We loved the fact that there were 3 bedrooms and 2 baths, so plenty of space. The area was wonderful, and we all (3 generations) enjoyed the cottage. Excellent value for money and the locals were very nice. Thoughtful touches like sitting chairs in the bedrooms and an alarm clock. Everything we needed was there, including tablets for the dishwasher.”
TH Jun 15


"This lovely cottage is well set up with great attention to the comfort of those renting it."
MB June 2015


"Wonderful cottage and gardens-would recommend to all."
PM June 2015


"Magical place to stay- surroundings of the cottage are truly wonderful. Comfort within the cottage and attention to detail is second to none. We have enjoyed visiting this lovely area of Wales."
JB May 2015


"A beautiful cottage-we had a very comfortable stay. We felt the cottage was in a good position near to a town, walks and beaches."
CM May 2015


“Attention to detail. On arrival we found fresh flowers on the table, also welcome pack of tea, sugar, coffee, hot chocolate, and a Bara Brith cake, also fresh milk in fridge. The garden is beautiful, overall, it was perfect.”
BH Apr 15


"Wow, not expecting so much in a holiday cottage! Welcoming pack superb. Couldn’t think of anything we needed that wasn’t there. Hope to return again."
BH April 2015


"A lovely comfortable cottage with lots of room and attention to detail. Great situation for local towns and beaches and a lovely garden- ideal for a chilled glass of wine in the evening! The cottage is absolutely gorgeous; spacious and comfortable with a lovely kitchen diner. It is very clean and very well equipped."
AC April 2015


"Thank you for letting us stay in this beautiful cottage, the best equipped we have ever stayed in. The attention to detail is fantastic, lovely flowers and welcome pack – and a gem of a garden"
ST April 2015


"Beautiful cottage, very comfortable and welcoming."
SG April 2015


"A short break in magical surroundings"
HT March 2015


"Twll y Cae is a beautiful cottage with beautiful gardens, even in March! Everything was perfect; spotlessly clean and well equipped with attractive furnishings, everything you could wish for. As you may have gathered, we loved it! The area has many lovely beaches, and Black Rock Sands is great for dog-walking. All in all a great holiday."
RH March 2015


"We had a most memorable holiday in this beautiful cottage, so comfortable and well equipped. The garden is delightful and peaceful."
CI March 2015