2 bedroom cottage in a beautiful rural setting overlooking the Mawddach Estuary
Peacefully set in the village of Arthog at the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park, at the foot of the Cader Idris, Arthog Hall Barns have stunning views of the Rhinog Mountains and are ideally positioned opposite the Mawddach Trail, giving access by foot, or bicycle to the famous Abermaw Bridge, Fairbourne Beach, Penmaenpool with its waterside pub and beyond to the market town of Dolgellau, from where the more ambitious can take advantage of the Coed y Brenin mountain biking trail.
The wider area can be explored via the Cambrian coastal railway from nearby Morfa Mawddach Station linking to the national rail network at Machynlleth.
The area has a wealth of bird watching, including the RSPB site at Penmaenpool, fishing and mountain walking, as well as close access to a number of beautiful beaches, the nearest being the unspoilt Fairbourne Beach (Blue-Flag) two miles away.
The Aberdovey and Royal St. Davids links golf courses are a twenty-minute drive away.
We also have another house in the next courtyard which can sleep up to 10 people - Tan Y Coed - property listing number - 1576350
the properties can be rented together for large groups/families to sleep a total of 14-15
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Tranquil and idyllic home away from home
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5 based on 29 holidaymaker reviews
Tranquil and idyllic home away from home
Although we were only there for 4 days, we had a great time. The place was stylishly renovated - modern but still homely. The location is ideal, a short walk away from Barmouth (nearby beach town) with other attractions and nature trails within the area. Victoria was incredibly friendly and helpful, and the welcome hamper was brilliant for the well equipped kitchen!
We loved staying in Victoria's cottage. My little boy says 'it's the best cottage in the world!'.
It was very tastefully decorated, had everything we needed, was very clean, comfortable and most importantly had a fantastic location. The views from the cottage across the Mawdach estuary were beautiful and the cottage is ideally sited for all the main attractions, beach, walks in the mountains and close to Dolgellau for getting supplies.
Whilst the weather was mainly wet it didn't stop us doing some great walks (don't miss the Arthog Falls which you can walk to from the cottage). Our 8 year old son loved crabbing at Barmouth and we also visited a slate mine and went on the Tallynn Railway.
A highlight was also vising The George Inn at Penneapool...again more crabbing and a beautiful spot for a drink in the evening.
We will definitely be back with our bikes to cycle the Mawdach trail....again another big bonus being located so close to the cottage.
Finally, we couldn't fault Victoria's customer care. From the point of booking until the end of our holiday she was so helpful in providing us with information, tips about the local area and ensuring that our stay was as comfortable as possible.
It is a pleasure to write this review as my family and I had a wonderful holiday in Arthog, North Wales. The property is perfect, easy to get to and use as a base for the local area but yet cosy and quiet. The cottage has been finished to a high standard and was very much a home from home. The owners Sean and Victoria are very nice people who could not do enough to help us prepare and enjoy our stay as we asked and needed. There really is a touch of class to this property. The views from cottage are beautiful and its location to the local seaside spots is just perfect. We really did have a great time. As a family with very young children travelling is never easy but the cottage was still so relaxing and enjoyable. We are pleased to have found a little gem that we will return to one day 100%.
Lovely cottage in peaceful surroundings with lovely views of the mountains. Great base to explore.
We had a lovely week in the cottage. Great place to recharge your batteries. Very peaceful and a great base for cycling the Mwddach trail which is literally across the road. Also lovely just to stroll along the trail in the evening to spot herons and all kinds of bird life. Cottage is well equipped and very cosy and welcoming. Beds are very comfy! Reasonably sized co-ops in Barmouth and Dolgellau for provisions. Lovely welcoming hamper of local produce on arrival. We enjoyed walking up to the pretty waterfalls close to the cottage. Owner very welcoming and friendly.
Perfect stay with family and our pooches!
We booked this cottage as a weekend getaway to give our pooches a little holiday, and for us of course.... The location of the cottage was perfect - the Mawddach trail was right on our doorstep, with great access to Barmouth beach and town!
Barmouth itself has some lovely pubs and eateries, along with ice cream parlours and fish and chip shops - everything you could possibly want from a seaside resort!
We had really lovely weather during our stay, so the beach was a great way for the dogs to run themselves silly.
The cottage was brilliant - it was everything that we had hoped for. It was modern, but its traditional features still remained, such as thick stone walls and exposed beams!
The beds were lovely and comfortable with quality bedding, lovely fabrics and lots of thick fluffy towels were provided and even the kitchen was well equipped with everything you could possibly want.
The cottage was just perfect, the little touches like the welcome pack (bacon, bread, milk & butter) was a pleasant surprise.
Victoria (the property owner) was lovely and greeted us with a warm welcome, she provided us with lots of local information and restaurant recommendations!
Overall we were made up with our stay - the cottage was clean and tidy, we are hoping to re-visit very soon!
Go ahead and book - you won't be disappointed.
The perfect retreat
We had a wonderful weekend break at this fantastic, cosy property.
The location is perfect, and the cottage is well-equipped and immaculate.
The owner was extremely helpful and there were some wonderful personal touches.
We would definitely recommend, and would love to return. Thanks for a great weekend.
Activity and Interests
Other Activities: birdwatching
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Additional pricing information
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£75|
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- Available arrival
- Away From It All
- Sports & Activities
- Fireplace ...
- Hair Dryer
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- Living Room
- Parking ...
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- Oven ...
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- Hob ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Books ...
- DVD Player
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- Stereo ...
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- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered ...
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- laundrette - serviced
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- freshwater fishing
- mountain biking
- bay fishing
- water skiing
- 100 m²
- Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath with Shower
- The family bathroom is fully tiled with fixed shower over the bath and also a detachable shower head on the side of the bath - Luxurious pima cotton towels are supplied.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, Kingsize bed
- Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed, 1 Cot, 2 x single beds - could fit a cot in this room
- The cottage is arranged with a king size bed in one bedroom and twin beds in the second bedroom. There is a full size cot available if required - this would fit into the twin room
- Terrace ...