Access statement

This is an access statement for Y Gribyn self catering cottage.


Y Gribyn is a detached single storey Grade II listed stone cottage in the small hamlet of Islaw’r dref. We have tried to provide as much information as possible in this statement. If you have any queries please do contact us. We look forward to welcoming you.

Pre Arrival

We have a basic website. Bookings/enquiries can be made via the contact form or by phone. The nearest train station is in Barmouth which is approximately 9 miles away.

Arrival and Car Parking Facilities

The cottage is approximately ¼ mile up a steep single track road with passing places. The entrance is on the left hand side. Drive past the track that goes to Cae’n y Coed and Y Gribyn is the next left, through a gateway in a stone wall please approach with care and at an appropriate speed. There is parking for three cars on the hard standing area underneath the big lime tree on the left as you come into the drive. The drive is on an upward slope. The drive is surfaced with tarmac planings. Please note that the neighbour has access over our drive to their property. Y Gribyn is the small single storey cottage with green gates which is about 30 yards on an upward slope from the parking area.

Main Entrance

The cottage can be entered either through the sliding patio door at the front or through the side door. The entrance at the front has a gate and 3 steps up onto a slate patio area where the sliding door into the cottage is situated. The first step is 20cm high, 35cm deep and 86cm wide. The second step is 19cm high, 38cm deep, 86cm wide. The third step is 23.5cm high, and 86cm wide going onto a slate patio 172cm wide x 296cm long. The patio and steps may be slippery when wet so please take care as they are made of smooth slate and there is no hand rail. The sliding door opens into the open plan lounge / kitchen area. This room measures 270cm wide x 430cm long. The sliding door has a maximum opening of 64.5cm and is 194cm in height. There is a door at the side of the cottage which opens into the hallway. In front of the door there is a slate step which is 9cm high x 33cm deep and 74 cm wide. It is rough and may be slippery when wet so please take care. The door is hinged on right opening to 69.5cm wide and the height of the door is 190cm.

Kitchen / Lounge

The kitchen / lounge is entered either from the patio door or from the hallway. There is no door between the hallway and kitchen / lounge however the doorway is 76cm wide and there is a  pet gate. This is to enable guests with pets to exclude them from the bedroom and bathroom. The sink in the kitchen is a Belfast sink and the top of the sink is 86cm from the ground (base of sink is 60cm from the ground) The sink has a mixer tap. The taps have tops which turn rather than lever taps. The work surfaces are 91cm high with cupboards and built in fridge/freezer, electric oven/grill and cutlery drawers under work surfaces and integrated electric hob on work surface above oven/grill. Upper cupboard shelves stand at 125cm above floor level and are 192cm high to the top of the cupboard. The kitchen / lounge is quarry tiled throughout.

Furniture is moveable. 1x 2 seater sofa, 1 coffee table, a wooden table either side of the sofa one of which has an electric lamp on it. TV on wooden cabinet.

TV with freeview channels and remote control. The kitchen / lounge has two pendant ceiling lights using energy saving bulbs.

Y Gribyn has WiFi and the WiFi is as good as we can get it given the location of the cottage. Please be aware that the WiFi will in no way compare in speed to that in less remote areas.


There is no door to the bedroom. This room measures 203cm wide x 284cm long. It has a small double bed measuring 120cm wide x 192cm length (approx 15cms smaller than a standard double) the bed base is 43cm off the ground and with the matress and cover it takes it to 70cm high, with 32cm space to the left side and 44cm to right side of bed. The space between the end of the bed and the wall is 83cm. Central ceiling light with energy saving bulb, and bedside lamp to the right of the bed. Flooring is quarry tiles with rugs. Sheets, duvet cover, pillow cases are cotton and polyester mix.


The bathroom is immediately opposite the side entrance door to the cottage and it is between the bedroom and kitchen / lounge. There is a screen type door which is a partial door measuring 76cm wide and 120cm high situated across the centre of the door aperture to form a screen which is open to the top and bottom. Door is right hinged. Hand basin height is 88cm. Toilet height to seat top is 40cm. Shower cubical 96.5cm width 76.5cm depth with shower curtain.  The toilet is opposite the entrance door at 136cm in. Please note there is no bath. There is a velux window in the bathroom above the toilet. There is an electric towel heater on the right side wall beside the sink the switch for the towel rail is in the bedroom low down on the left hand wall as you enter. The towel rail is 81cm from the ground up to a height of 154cm to the top of it. The towel heater measures 54cm wide.


There are two patio areas, one at the front of the cottage and one at the rear of the cottage. The patio at the front is made of slate flags and the one at the rear is concrete base with slate chippings over. There are no hand rails on either patio. Both patios are gated and walled.

Additional Information

Mobile phone reception is reasonable on EE network, less good on other networks and virtually none existent on others. For more information please do a signal check put in the postcode LL40 1TS.

Smoke alarms are fitted.

Private water supply – tested.

Location Details


Caban Cadair Idris
Islaw’r dref
LL40 1TS