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Carefully modernised traditional Welsh cottage



Updated: 25-Oct-2016
Cottage in Friog, near Fairbourne, Snowdonia National Park, Mid Wales - Ideally Located For Hill Walkers And Beach Lovers. 3 Mins Walk To Safe Sandy Beach

Stone built end of terrace house. Cosy interior kitchen / lounge equipped with wood burner. Front door opens into comfortable reception room. Storage heaters provide additional heating. Modern shower and bathroom upstairs. Master bedroom includes 6ft bed. 2nd bedroom includes double bed, plus bunk bed. Exit to the terraced garden from outside gate or from the master bedroom on the first floor. Pet friendly accommodation (restrict pets to downstairs only).

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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10 Reviews

based on 10 holidaymaker reviews


very clean, full of character

  • 5 of 5

very clean, lovely bathroom, lovely decor throughout the property, very spacious but cosy and full of character, great location, quick and professional contact with the owner, highly reccomend

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfectly charming - perfect for our needs

  • 5 of 5

Cottage was as described, great use of space - and great bedrooms, especially the master. The 'welcome pack' of butter jam and bara brith was a great surprise, and the bara brith was to die for. Solid comfortable furniture through the downstairs meant a real relaxing stay. No dedicated car parking, but I was able to park off road only 50 yards away. Well recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cozy Getaway

  • 5 of 5

My family stayed here in late September and loved it. The cottage is cozy and comfortable. When we arrived we were greeted by a housewarming gift of locally made bread, butter, and jam and a very clean home. The location is wonderful and the owners were very easy and pleasant to work with. An all around great experience. We definitely recommend and hope to return!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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cosy cottage, great surroundings

  • 5 of 5

We loved to stay at this well-equipped cottage which was close to the beach and well-situated also for hikes in the mountains.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful place and everything we needed for a boys weekend. Spent a lot of time cooking and eating after some breath taking walks. Great view towards Barmouth from the rear patio. The only problem is we all thought it was a little romantic, so I have to go again with my wife! Win win. Would strongly recomend.

  • Review Submitted: May 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful little cottage, perfect for our stay!!

  • 4 of 5

What a lovely little cottage! It was idea for our stay with the dogs, being a two minute walk from the beach and right on the edge of a little village it was just what we wanted. There's plenty of places to walk within a short drive away, and like I said the beach is two minutes away which was lovely to walk along and play with the kids! One place we went to explore was the ruins of a castle 6/7 miles down the road, well worth a look if you like peace, quiet and beautiful views! O, and there's also a waterfall about the same distance away, that was amazing and great to walk around too.

The garden's not one you can let the dogs out to do their business, or let the kids run around and play in, its more a place to chill out and relax. Being higher than the house top, it gives you the most amazing view of the mountains meeting the sea. There's a track that runs down to the beach opposite the cottage, so we just took the dogs down there for them to do their thing, it wasn't a problem at all.

Although in the pictures the rooms looked relatively small downstairs, there was plenty of room for all of us! Being 4 adults, along with 2 children (10 and 12) and 3 dogs, we thought it was going to be a little cramped, but it was absolutely fine, there was plenty of space for everyone and we all had a great time.

The wood burner was lovely to heat downstairs, kept it very cosy! There's a shop in the village centre you can buy logs or coal from, we even collected pieces of wood when we were out and about, all added to the adventure for the kids. There was only one heater on the landing upstairs, and none in the bedrooms which made it a little chilly, that's the only reason I've not given it 5 stars! It wasn't much of an issue though, and certainly wouldn't let it put you off staying there, we pretty much just slept upstairs anyway and spent most of our time down, so it wasn't really an massive issue.

All in all, I'd say whether there's a group of you who love to go explore, or just a couple who want a little time away in the peace and quiet of the countryside, this cottage would be perfect, I'd recommend it to anyone!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review of our cottage. Your feedback has been taken on board and we have just invested in some extra oil heaters for the upstairs bedrooms, as it can get cold. I also plan to put a heated towel rail in the bathroom soon too. We're really glad you enjoyed your stay and you would be welcome back any time.
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From the Owner

Mawddach Cottage has been much loved by members of our family for 2 generations. Since taking ownership from our parents in 2011 we have been renovating it in stages while trying to preserve the charm of the original miner's cottage. We are very proud of what has been achieved, from a new slate roof to a complete reworking of the layout upstairs. It is a very cosy and comfortable place for a holiday and we hope to keep this for the next generation of our family to enjoy.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Fairbourne at 2 Kilometres Nearest Train : Fairbourne at 2 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A493 Nearest Restaurant : Fairbourne at 2 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Fairbourne beach at 0.3 Kilometres Car: necessary


Access to Fairbourne beach (safe for swimming) is 3 minutes walk down a quiet lane. It is a beautiful beach with lots of sand at low tide, much loved by children. Great walks to the peninsular along the beach, you can walk all the way into Barmouth. Many walks in the surrounding hills, including the famous Cader Idris mountain.

The Fairbourne Light Railway runs to the point where you can take the ferry to Barmouth, the traditional seaside town, with a large amusement centre for children and restaurants.


Fairbourne with shops and restaurants is a ten minute walk from the cottage. Dolgellau is about 11 miles away and has all the supermarkets, shops, banks and restaurants you will need (see below for our recommendations).

Further Details:

The cottage is set in the picturesque Snowdonia National Park. Many small towns are within easy reach, e.g. Towyn, Machynlleth, Aberdovey to the south and Barmouth, Harlech and Portmeirion to the north. There are copper mines, slate mines and the Blaenau Festiniog railway to visit as well. For a spectacular day out, visit Snowdon itself (41 miles), using the railway to climb to the top, or hike up Cader Idris (19 miles).

Our favourite eateries are Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel, Y Meirionnydd and Tafarn y Gader Tapas Bar, all in Dolgellau and Bwyty Mawddach Restaurant in Llanelltyd. These are all a 15 minute drive away. Dolgellau also has a great coffee shop and internet cafe which we frequent regularly while visiting, T. H. Roberts. There is a good Indian restaurant in Fairbourne, Indiana Cuisine, a 10 min walk. Nearest good pubs we recommend are George III, on the road to Dolgellau, approx 10 mins drive; Gwin Dylanwad Wine in Dolgellau; The Garthangharad Hotel is in the next village on from Friog, Llwyngwril, 10 mins drive from the cottage. Further away near Machynlleth we love Ynyshir Hall.


Rental rates

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15 Sep 2016 - 28 Feb 2017
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2 Apr 2017 - 23 Apr 2017
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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £90
Pet Fee £0
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

100% of rental cost is payable on booking, together with a damage deposit of £100 (refundable 14 days after your stay upon receipt of a good report from our cleaners i.e. no damage to property or extra cleaning required).
Cleaning fee is charged upfront with booking.
Well behaved pets are welcome to stay free of charge.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 25-Oct-2016
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From the Owner

Mawddach Cottage is well situated, within easy walking distance to the beach, Fairbourne or the mountains and only a short car ride away from the regional towns of Dolgellau, Towyn and Barmouth.

Property Type

  • cottage


  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities


  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...


  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...


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

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural


  • bay
  • cinemas

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • Modern Bathroom with shower, wash basin, vanity and WC.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - Master - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed, There is room for a baby cot in the master bedroom
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed, 2 Child Bed, 2nd bedroom has one double bed and one bunk bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - 6ft bed, wardrobe, desk / drawers and wash basin. Bedroom 2 - double bed and bunk beds, wardrobe, desk / drawers.


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: Well-behaved Pets are welcome, restricted to ground floor only. Outside: The garden is terraced with a patio, allowing lovely views over the sea and mountains. Care should be taken, especially with children or pets, in this garden. Pathways can be extremely slippery when wet. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service provided prior to guest arrival. Bed linen and bath towels are included (but please bring your own beach towels). If you would like an additional house clean during your stay please contact us to arrange.

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