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Snug in Snowdonia- Woodburner/dog friendly/beaches - 3 nights from £195.00

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

2 bedroom cottage in a beautiful rural setting overlooking the Mawddach Estuary

Croeso - Welcome to Snowdonia -Come and snuggle up in front of the wood burner, watch the flames flickering -relax and unwind. Enjoy an invigorating walk or cycle along the estuary path or clear the cobwebs away on one of the beaches near to us - then head back to the cosy warmth of Y Bwthyn Bach (The Little Cottage). Pour some bubbles in the bath to soak away your day then wrap yourself up in one of the gloriously soft cotton towels.

Conjure up a meal of local produce cooked in the quirky kitchen whilst looking out at the mountain views .

Enjoy a sundowner on the patio at the front of the cottage.

Then sink into sumptuous Sealy beds - BaaVet wool duvets covered by cotton sheets, plump pillows and cosy throws - hot water bottles are provided too if the weather is extra cold!

Make New Memories !

Waterfalls; mountains; beaches; forests; steam trains; walking; cycling; log fires; cafes and cakes - this beautiful part of Snowdonia has something to please adventure seekers along with peace and tranquility for those who like to relax.

Y Bwthyn Bach sits a row of converted barns dating from 1833. Quirky, cosy and a great base for exploring -there are beaches/forest and trails in abundance

Come home and snuggle up in front of the wonderful red enamel woodburner !

Pop one of the hot-water bottles provided into your bed and pull up the BaaVet wool duvets for a peaceful nights sleep

Peacefully set in the village of Arthog at the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park, the cottage has stunning views of the Rhinog Mountains and is ideally positioned for walkers and cyclists with easy access to the Mawddach Trail, Arthog Falls, Abermaw Bridge, beautiful beaches at Fairbourne and Barmouth, pubs and restaurants at Penmaenpool and Dolgellau - a perfect location for all of the family- including the family dog.

Wi-fi and SmartTV/DVD player/I-Pod Docking station/radio and a mix of board games/books and dvd's to while away a rainy morning.

The Mawddach Trail - 9 miles (flat) each way of walking or cycling on the trail - with Barmouth 2.5 miles one way and Dolgellau approx 6 miles the other

Of course we also have Cader Idris – our local mountain to climb for those who are adventurous !

Coed Y Brenin forest- a haven of walking trails is just 10 miles drive from us - outdoor play area and a cafe to refuel- great for dogs and humans -to stretch their legs!

Plenty of beaches locally and 2 within walking distance - (Barmouth and Fairbourne.Both are dog friendly. There are steam trains galore - and high adrenalin excitement at ZipWorld - the fastest zip line in the world !

The wider area can be explored via the Cambrian coastal railway from nearby Morfa Mawddach Station - just a mile walking along the trail takes you on a wonderful journey hugging the coast line- north to Portmeirion and Harlech (Castle and beaches) or south to Tywyn and Aberdovery- it also links to the national rail network at Machynlleth (for travelling from Birmingham or London)

The area has a wealth of bird watching, fishing and mountain walking, as well as close access to a number of beautiful beaches,

The Aberdovey and Royal St. Davids links golf courses are a twenty-minute drive away.

Cot/Highchair/Stairgate/Baby Monitor are all available free of charge

A starter supply of wood for the wood-burner and a hamper filled with local produce are included in your stay - along with all linen and towels.

Cross the road and enter 9 glorious miles of (flat) walking or cycling along the Mawddach Estuary Trail.

Cregennan Lakes for trout and coarse fishing is reached through the hills behind the house. Coed Y Brenin - the mountain biking mecca with its thrilling trails is within 15 mins drive - the forest also has a host of walks the family and dog will love.

Dolgellau is a short drive with its weekly market for local produce and cafes. Beaches are within easy walking distance (2 miles)- a choice of 2 - Fairbourne or over the historic railway viaduct to Barmouth - both are dog friendly

Hop on the train from the little station a mile along the estuary path and take a spectacular coast hugging ride - north to visit Harlech Castle or the famous Italianette village of Portmeirion or south to Aberdyfi.

Climb Cader Idris - and take in the views from the 'Giants Chair' then fill up on large breakfasts and home made cakes at the cafes in Dolgellau.

Walk or cycle along the Mawddach Trail taking in the beautiful views to the George III Inn at Penmaenpool (the old railway station) to sup a pint of local ale whilst overlooking the estuary and the old wooden toll bridge or take afternoon tea at the magnificent Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel.

Snowdonia has a collection of miniature and narrow gauge steam railways - 10 of which are within an hour of Tan Y Coed - from the miniature Fairbourne railway - (2 miles from us) to the Snowdon Mountain railway.

We also have another house in the next courtyard which can sleep up to 10 people (please enquire for further details) - Tan Y Coed - property listing number - 1576350

the properties can be rented together for large groups/families to sleep a total of 14

More Details

Victoria Little & Sean Meagher
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Arthog in Gwynedd

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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(58 traveller reviews)

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Snug in Snowdonia- Woodburner/dog friendly/beaches - 3 nights from £195.00
average rating of 4.965517 based on 58 reviews

Very nice little cottage in good location

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage and Victoria was very helpful, before and during our trip. Watch out for the low front door as i banged my head several times. Everything else was lovely.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tiverton, Devon

5 star!

  • 5 of 5

What a welcome from Victoria and Fintan the dog to the most beautiful area of Wales and the snuggest holiday cottage. Nothing was too much for Victoria, the welcome hamper is a fantastic touch and a delicious bonus, yum bread and Sue’s fantastic bacon! The cottage has everything you need for your home away from home, snug even in the midst of a blizzard, and the views and walks are spectacular. The bed was as comfortable as our own! Don’t bother looking at the other properties, this is the best there is! And pay a visit to Proper Gander in Tywyn, a meal and welcome to remember, hospitality and quality meal we won’t forget.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Amazing Cottage, Beautiful Location and Great Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Best stay in Wales thus far.

The cottage has everything you need and is beautiful and dog friendly. Our Jack Russell had an amazing time on the local walks and beaches.

The hamper supplied by Victoria is delightful and the bread is "to die for".

Lots of fantastic walks and local pubs.

We could not recommend this place highly enough. We will be coming back!

Must Stay!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway cottage, highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

We took a midweek break at this charming cottage lured by the thought of cozying up by a log burner and exploring the great outdoors - we were not disappointed!

The cottage is in a enviable position and provided the perfect base from which to relax and explore in equal measure. We brought along our dog Meg who had an absolute blast, in fact, she seemed sad to come home!

The property is beautifully presented and is very well equipped indeed - we did not want for anything. Victoria was the perfect host from the moment we booked, very responsive and provided lots of help and information so we could make the most of our stay. The welcome hamper was a wonderful bonus which we enjoyed very much - especially the home made bread, yummo!

Thank you very much Victoria, 5* break, we hope to make a return visit soon!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderfully restored cosy cottage, fully equipped with warm welcome, dog friendly

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed in this wonderful cottage for a winter break and we can honestly say it was a fantastic experience. The historic cottage has been sympathetically restored and is nicely quirky, with full heating plus a wood-burner to snuggle up in front of on colder nights. The views are amazing over the Mawddach Estuary with mountains beyond. There is so much to do here, walking the Mawddach Trail down to the bridge into Barmouth with its lovely shops, Dollgellau is a delight and the beach within walking distance at Fairbourne with its little railway. There are some great pubs and restaurants and chance to explore the wider area of Snowdonia National Park from here, just check out the maps and guide books left for you. The cottage has everything you could possibly need for your stay. The beds are so comfortable with beautiful quilts, spare throws and even hot water bottles. The shower and deep bath are great and there is a really well equipped kitchen with oven and hob, microwave and fridge freezer, and all the normal stuff you would need at home in your own kitchen to save you having to bring any of this with you. There is a good supply of lovely fluffy towels and all the sundries you would need, plus washer dryer. Living room has sofas, tv and dvd player and Wi-Fi is provided. The parking is right in front of the cottage. Booking was easy and we received a very prompt reply and were sent a really detailed information pack prior to our arrival with travel instructions, useful addresses and phone numbers, things to do on our stay, places to visit and eat out and shop. Victoria greeted us on arrival and had left a welcome hamper (locally produced bread, eggs, butter and breakfast gammon) along with fresh flowers, nothing was too much trouble. The cottage is dog friendly and we took our two Jack Russell puppies. The whole place is immaculately clean and well presented, we will definitely be paying another visit in warmer weather so that we can sit out on the patio with a glass of wine and watch the sun set over the water, thank-you Victoria and Sean for a lovely holiday, see you again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spot on!

  • 5 of 5

Great couple of days in Snowdonia staying in this lovely converted stone building. Original features detail this well thought out rental. The traditional welsh weather (howling winds and driving rain) arrived as expected but we were tucked up with our nice cosy log burner. The place worked really well for our family of 4 (kids 10 & 6) although families with older children may find having just 1 bathroom slightly restricting. Great spot for walking. We went up Cader Idris which is the nearest high peak with fabulous views across the park.great welcome hamper with local produce and a warm and friendly welcome from the owner. All in all highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
115 Miles
Nearest Ferry
72 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Morfa Mawdach
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
M54 junction 1
Car: recommended

Other Activities: birdwatching


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30
Damage Deposit £120

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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