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A Superb Period Cottage with inglenook fireplace - Derwin

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
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KITCHEN - large farmhouse kitchen with oil-fired AGA, hand-built wooden kitchen units, retro smeg fridge freezer, microwave, 2ring electrical hob, dishwasher. Large refectory table, long bench, 3 chairs, cushioned wall seating, wall mounted digital t.v.. Large antique glass fronted cupboard, oak stable doors leading out to the garden

2 BEDROOMS 1 twin, 1 double antique iron bed, built in wardrobes. BEDLINEN N PROVIDED.

BATHROOM - Victorian country style bath with hand held shower, oak and slate floor, toilet and basin.

SITTING ROOM - Large comfortable sofa and chairs, multifuel stove,large digital t.v., d.v.d., antique oak chest, writing table, wall lined book shelves.

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About the property


This is a superb period cottage with an eclectic mixture of influences and a warm intimate feeling. Derwin is an 18th century longhouse with a large farmhouse kitchen and an oil fired aga. It has a spacious lounge with a log burning stove. LLys Derwin is a fine example of an Elizabethan farmhouse restored to preserve all its original features. With inglenook fireplace, stone circular staircase, oak panelling and leaded windows. Recently dated dendrochronologiaca at C 1543. Both have enclosed spacious gardens which are secure for dogs.

Rhys and Mari
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Welsh
Calendar last updated:
20 November, 2017

About Rhys and Mari

The present generation is the 7th to occupy this farm and have a long tradition of welcoming visitors from all over the world since the 1950s.The family - parents Rhys and Mari, children - Morgan and Nel live in the principal farmhouse conveniently situated to attend to all our guests requirements.

Why Rhys and Mari chose Garndolbenmaen

Both cottages are centrally located for mountain and beach activities. Tastefully decorated in a quiet, scenic and rural location. Wonderful for children to play, great walks and so many sites to visit.

What makes this cottage unique

Centrally situated to enjoy both mountain and coastal scenery on the western perimeter of Snowdonia National Park. A 12 mile long cycle track runs to Caernarfon Castle. A river for fishing meanders through the land. These properties offer a combination of peaceful and relaxing surrounding with easy access to a local traditional pub and to places of interest - e.g. narrowgauge railways/ industrial archeology/ historic castles/ wonderful beaches and interesting market towns with unique individual shops.Despite the cottages considerable age they offer all modern amenities and comfort.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This cottage is beautiful and we thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet. With warm hospitaility and gorgeous cakes, fruit and wine. We will be back!
Sep 2015
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Booking Notes:
50% deposit required for confirmation of booking. Balance paid in full 6 weeks prior to arrival.

Changeover Day:
Friday change over day. Cottages available from 4 p.m.
Departure by 10.00 a.m.

Notes on prices:
Prices are for the property per week in UK Pounds.


Accommodation and facilities for Derwinin Garndolbenmaen in Dolbenmaen

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Internet
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Golf ...
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • waterfalls
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • diving
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Oil-fired central heating Outside: Each cottage has enclosed private gardens with garden furniture.


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  • 5 of 5

great peaceful stay

  • Review Submitted: 05-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Comfortable, beautiful, welcoming and dog friendly

  • 5 of 5

We had a very happy week at Derwen Cottage. The aga and woodburner kept us really cosy, and the whole cottage was very comfortable and very well equipped. We loved the quirky and eclectic design and styling that has clearly benefited from a lot of care and attention to detail. In spite of being right next door to owners home the cottage felt completely private. Having said that Mari was at hand when extra fuel was needed. We were welcomed with a bottle of v nice wine, Christmas cake, mince pies, fresh fruit and flowers and a Christmas tree. Oh and Christmas crackers! We had a lovely new years eve and just stayed in a lot during the week we were there, just reading and snoozing in front of the fire! When we ventured out we loved walking the Miners Track up Snowdon and the amazing Cwm Idwal circular route. Black Rock Sands was also stunning. Being able to have our dog stay with us to enjoy it all made it a perfect home from home for us.


  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed the wine,cake and flowers. Thank you for the lovely review.
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Goat Inn
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
4.5 Miles
Nearest Train
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Goat Inn
Nearest Beach
4.5 Miles
Car: necessary


Situated centrally between north and the south coast of the llyn peninsula with many wonderful and varied beaches to chose from. Many coves, harbours and vast stretches of sand.


Nearest international airports at Manchester and Liverpool


Caernarfon - 12 miles, Porthmadog - 8 miles, Cricieth - 5 miles, Pwllheli - 12 miles. Porthmeirion - 10miles. Snowdon - 20 miles.

Further Details:

The Goat Inn - a traditional local pub with good food. Walking distance of 1 mile. There are many and varied eating places locally.