Our Reviews

Take a look at what our guests say...

I’d love to share with you some of the wonderful reviews our guests have said about their stays at Tyddyn Sydney Bach. It makes me so happy to read each review and see how much our little cottage has been a part of so many special memories.

Many of our guest reviews mention how Tyddyn Sydney Bach is a cosy and relaxing haven, perfect for a peaceful holiday for two. William and I always aim to keep the cottage spotlessly clean and well-equipped, so it feels like a home away from home. And, of course, the lovely garden adds to the charm!

Our location here near Bangor, just a stone’s throw from the beautiful Menai Strait, is something many of our guests appreciate. Guest reviews reveal that our guests love being close to the mountains, the sea, and all the historical sites that North Wales and Anglesey have to offer. It's always a pleasure to suggest places to visit and dine – there's so much to explore around here!

What truly warms my heart is when guests come back to visit us again. Some even call Tyddyn Sydney Bach their 'happy place', which is the most wonderful compliment. It feels like welcoming old friends each time they return.

Our reviews shown below are a treasure trove of kind words and memories. From couples celebrating anniversaries to those simply seeking a tranquil getaway, each message is a reminder of the special moments shared here.

I hope this gives you a little glimpse into the experiences that await at Tyddyn Sydney Bach. William and I would be delighted to welcome you and help create lasting memories for you too.

Best wishes,


Reviews taken from Tripadvisor...


Relaxing and ideally located for exploring North Wales by car

Hassle-free, comfortable and very spacious with high ceilings. Equipped with everything we needed for self-catering and evening entertainment. Set in a characterful planted garden, with a pair of small fields behind, and a bench for every day of the week.

The visitor's book tells several years of happy holiday-makers who got away from it all by coming here.

We escaped from London for 1 week and used it as a base to explore near and far. We found enormous sandy beaches with clean water on Anglesey, Llynn Peninsula and the West coast of Wales. We found swimming was possible but the water temperature was, shall we say, exhilarating!

The owner is on-site (in the large house) and eager to assist with every question and request. The exterior mixes sea-side colours with rustic charm, while the interior is up-to-date with furnishings and electronics.

We used the Virtual Tour from the owner's website to confirm no hidden surprises before booking this charming cottage. https://www.tyddynsydney.co.uk/

Bangor is nearby with modern pedestrianised zones and a variety of nightlife - plenty of Karaoke! Tesco is the nearest supermarket for getting provisions, with various others just a little further afield.

Caernarfon is a picturesque castle city and easy to reach to the West. We found some delightful restaurants huddled along quaint alleyways there. Portmeirion always provides a whimsical and picturesque day out if you follow the longer walks and enjoy the more tucked-away areas. 16 July 2011

“Lovely stay with all conveniences and very kind owners.”

We stayed in this luxurious cottage for one week. It’s a perfect position to explore North Wales. The cottage is situated in a beautiful garden. The owners are very friendly and helpful. They welcomed us with cake and flowers. We accidentally left an evelope with euros. The owners took much trouble to pay back the money. They also took time to tell us about the surroundings. They are really nice. Thanks!

"Super cottage, well equipped, very clean, very friendly owner.”

We have stayed at many holiday cottages but this one comes out tops. It is the only one we have returned to and this was our third visit. A lovely location, easy transport links to mountains, beaches and city, very well and tastefully appointed, spotlessly clean and a very friendly owner. We’ll be back!

Reviews taken from our Guestbook...

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Very Comfortable and Thoughtfully Appointed Cottage

Very comfortable and thoughtfully appointed cottage in a lovely setting.  Despite the weather, we have had a great week exploring an area we have never got to before.  Bodnant Garden was the highlight - it didn't rain until the evening!  Big bath rowels - Hurrah!

Harry and Lesley, April 2024

Lovely Holiday

Thank you for a lovely holiday.  We are coming back!

Lilian and Brian, April 2024

What an Amazing Wee Nook!

Les welcomed us early Saturday afternoon and proceeded to give us the most usefully comprehensive introductory show-around of Tyddyn Sydney Bach.  Within an hour of arrival we were graced with the welcome of a pheasant and a jay.  In the days since we've heard song thrush, siskins, blackcap and all the usual feathered thugs of the garden.  During our stay we've visited Menai Strait, Isle of Anglesey  (a red squirrel stronghold), Llandudno, Portmeirion and Bethesda (for ZipWorld Velocity!).  Only one day was shortened due to it dinging-it-doon (raining)  but we managed to complete the dune walk near Newborough  to Llanddwyn beach (Anglesey) with our getting soaked.  Thanks for your hospitality and enjoy Summer 2024!

Pete and Naomi, March 2024



Gem of a Cottage Set in Beautiful Grounds

Tyddyn Sydney Bach is a gem of a cottage set in beautiful grounds.  Les is a first class host, always available when needed - thank you.  Clean and comfortable, we look forward to returning.  Hopefully to explore the gardens in better weather and visit more of the wonderful area.  Ticked off walk at Aber Falls, Penrhyn Castle, Plas Mawr at Conwy, Bodnant Gardens, spectacular end of October and Plas Newydd.

Graham and Deborah, November 2023

Lovely Cottage and Beautiful Gardens

A lovely cottage and a very warm welcome.  The flowers and Welsh cakes were much appreciated as were the tea, coffee etc.  Lovely Spot and beautiful gardens, and not too far from anything.  Thank you!

Eunice and Graham, September 2023