The welcome pack was truly amazing, providing a warm and inviting start to our stay.The bed in the main bedroom was exceptionally comfortable, ensuring a good night’s sleep.The bathroom was clean and tidy, and the selection of towels provided was more than adequate.
Areas of Concern:
One notable downside was the dim lighting in the lounges, which made it less than ideal for reading or spending extended evenings indoors.The lack of instructions for using the boiler for heating or hot water was inconvenient and left us feeling a bit uncertain about managing these essentials.A noticeable smell of oil and fumes from the boiler was a concern for our overall comfort.The issue extended to the kitchen, with non-functional lights under one of the cupboards, and again, inadequate lighting overall.During our stay, we were disturbed in the early hours by what seemed to be animal activity in the loft space, possibly squirrels or rats. This was an unsettling experience.The property, in general, appeared to be less well-maintained than we have come to expect from Dioni properties. It lacked the usual high standards we’ve enjoyed in the past. In addition to the previous points, it’s important to note that the garden was not as secure for our dog as advertised. This was a disappointment and did not meet our expectations. Furthermore, the garden appeared to be in need of some care and attention, which affected the overall enjoyment of our stay.
We hope that these issues can be addressed to enhance the experience for future guests.
Wonderful large cottage, spotlessly clean, very comfortable sofas and beds and an extremely well equipped kitchen. Fabulous gardens which our over excited sprocker thoroughly enjoyed exploring, lots of garden furniture placed around to enable us to enjoy the sun all day. Our teenagers loved having large bedrooms and a lounge (with plenty of board games) to themselves as well as the garden to lounge around in. Sian was wonderful, left us a fabulous hamper which was very much appreciated and she resolved a problem with a small wasp nest immediately. Dulwyn was both secluded but within minutes of the local towns and beaches. Will definitely return.
Lovely cottage, much bigger than we expected, with great gardens that were perfect for our dog. The location was super quiet but close to Criccieth and other towns. The cottage was spotlessly clean. We used the butchers in the nearby village which was great and there was a weekly takeaway van which we would recommend. Will definitely return.
Wonderful property, well equipped kitchen, very comfortable living area and beds. But those little roads need some getting used to lol
Dulwyn is in an ideal location for visiting Criccieth, Porthmadog and Pwllheli. The gardens are extensive and our dogs loved having the space to roam free.
Inside there is plenty of space and the sofas are very comfortable.
Unfortunately the oil boiler stopped working after 2 nights at the property, which we reported to the owner Sian. We were left with no hot water and no heating for the remainder of our stay as the plumber failed to get the boiler working. We also had an unscheduled visit from the gardener who stayed for 90 mins, resulting in us having to come in from the garden on a nice afternoon with our dogs!
Overall we were very disappointed with Dulwyn and found it not up to Dioni’s usual standards.
A beautiful cottage and grounds, perfect for a young family and dog. It’s set in a very quiet and private location. The cottage was very clean and comfortable (the beds in particular) with a lovely welcome pack on arrival. Dioni and the owner (Sian) were very helpful and warm. We would stay there again.
We had a wonderful stay at Dulwyn. The setting was perfect for us, so peaceful yet centrally based so getting from place to place took no time. The garden exceeded all expectations…it is a great addition to such brilliant accommodation and the welcome pack was the cherry on top. We had some great meals at the goats Inn and dylans in criccieth. I thoroughly recommend this cottage to anyone looking at staying in the area. Thanks again for such a marvellous break.
We stayed at Dulwyn last week .it was a delightful experience, Sian had left us an extravagant choice of goodies!
The kitchen is brilliantly stocked, we especially loved the air fryer ! Plenty of towels, and massives of loo rolls.
The dogs had the best time in the magical garden,and we are hoping the derelict cottage is also hers ,so next
Time we can take both.
Thank you very much very thoughtful hostess.
Really lovely place that was very quiet and secluded, whilst only 5 miles from the towns either side – like being miles from anywhere, but with towns around the corner, and it had big lawns and woods to explore within the grounds which were great for Jasper, the dog. My wife loved it as a holiday home and my daughter wants me to buy it for her to live in, which I can tell you is the best of compliments, and we have no choice but to go again sometime, which does not happen that often. Excellent place worth a visit with the best of welcome packs.
David and Nicola Geary
Over all a beautiful cottage with everything you need for a fantastic break. The cottage was beautiful clean and tidy when we arrived. A wonderful welcome pack was left for us to enjoy. We had to contact the owner on a small issue with the drains and oil smell from the heating/water system. Both issues dealt with quickly. However the smell of the oil was very strong and for myself I struggled to use the utility as have asthma. We had to keep a window open continually.
The grounds around the cottage were beautiful and lots of space for the children to run around. The only down side was lack of garden furniture to sit on comfortable, only two deck chairs present and a wooden picnic bench which was in need of some repair.
Would definitely recommend this cottage though even with the small issues. So close to the towns but equally close to beaches.