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Carefully modernised traditional Welsh cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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).

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Calendar last updated:
19 May, 2018

About Naomi

UK family

Naomi purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Naomi chose Fairbourne

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Fairbourne in Llanegryn

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • - At the end of your stay put all rubbish and recycling into correct bins outside. Please leave the cottage in the same condition as you found it.
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • 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
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • bay
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
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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Carefully modernised traditional Welsh cottage
average rating of 4.814815 based on 27 reviews

Lovely accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Lovely clean cottage. Had great time, just as good as stay last year

  • Review Submitted: 16-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
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Very nice accommodation with good facilities and lots of character. Location is stunning.

  • 5 of 5

Well equipped cottage with 2 living rooms, good kitchen and 2 good bedrooms. Fairbourne is beautiful. It's quiet and unspoilt so if you are looking for busy nightlife then probably not for you. If you want jaw dropping beaches and beautiful Snowdonia side by side then you will like it. We visited Talyllyn Railway which was very good and had an excellent cafe. We also spent a day in Harlech. Lovely village with great castle. Barmouth is just across the estuary and we got the train there which worked out really well. The accommodation and guidance from the owners was all spot on. We have already discussed returning here.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

It's our 2nd time here and despite the non stop rain we had a lovely stay. Just the getaway we needed.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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lovely cottage, beautiful location

  • 5 of 5

Cosy cottage, with well equipped kitchen, nice location close to beach and mountains, ideal for hikes. We very much enjoyed our holiday here.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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it's what it says on the packet read description and view pictures

  • 5 of 5

A homely experience nicely laid out everything you need plus extras 😁

  • Review Submitted: 16-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Wonderful cottage

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was clean, full of character, the downstairs was cozy but offered two sitting areas, the bedrooms have high ceilings and good sized especially the master. Quiet, peaceful area even with cottage being close to the road. I would love to stay in the area and cottage again.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
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Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
2 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
0.3 Kilometres
Fairbourne beach
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Fairbourne, Wales

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
9 Apr 2018 - 30 Jun 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
Summer 2018
1 Jul 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
for 1 night

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £70
Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £0

Well behaved pets are welcome to stay free of charge.
Your damage deposit is returned automatically after 7 days through the Owners Direct Website, providing there has been no damage as reported by our cleaning team. Please report any breakages/damage directly to Owner. Many thanks

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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