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Snug in Snowdonia- woodburner/dog friendly-walking distance to beaches

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Updated: 25-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Pets considered
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

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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About the Owner

Victoria Little & Sean Meagher
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
25 February, 2017

31 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)


We need to move....

  • 5 of 5

We took our dog here for New Year and wow, what a place. We had the convenience of having an Asda delivery put away, wine chilled, a guest hamper of delicious local produce, Prosecco and freshly baked vegetarian and meat hot sausage rolls on arrival courtesy of Victoria (You really cannot beat a Delia recipe:-))

From there, chill was the word! We took our dog to a local beach 2 miles away which was stunning and she ran until she dropped. We stopped off at a local store for last minute things and the customer service was impeccable.

Enjoyed a NYE meal in the cottage and actually saw New Year in for the first time in a few years! Maybe the many naps I had during the day.

All in all, we went out in our lounge pants on New Years day and walked our dog to a beautiful estuary just across the road. It was so good that we are now planning to retire before we retire to this part of Wales.

Hosts were amazing, great to see on the few occasions we did and we were really sad to leave so Thank you both.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect Autumn Retreat

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for a few days late October with Bonni our cockapoo and had the best time. The cottage itself is beautiful and Victoria has literally thought of everything when it comes to detail. We didn't want for anything and the welcome package was a lovely touch. She met

us on arrival and talked us through the cottage itself and the surrounding areas. It is so well situated to enjoy and explore lots of

places in North Wales. We took our bikes and went both ways on the Mawddach trail, the scenery is stunning. Barmouth is beautiful as is the little village of Dolgellau. We also went to Surf Snowdonia, and Tree Tops Adventure and called in at Portmeirion on our way home.

There are so many other things to see and do so we will definitely be back. This is one of the nicest cottages we have ever stayed in!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Tranquil and idyllic home away from home

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful Wales

  • 5 of 5

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%.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in peaceful surroundings with lovely views of the mountains. Great base to explore.

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham at 115 Miles Nearest Ferry : Holyhead at 72 Miles Nearest Train : Morfa Mawdach at 1 Miles Nearest Motorway : M54 junction 1 at 60 Miles Nearest Beach : at 2 Miles Car: recommended

Other Activities: birdwatching

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Feb half Term
17 Feb 2017 - 26 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Mar 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
9 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 1
2 Jun 2017 - 6 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Summer 2
7 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £120
Pet Fee £30

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Property Type

  • barn


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village


  • 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

Floor Area

  • 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 ...


  • Self-catering

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