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Traditional Welsh Cottage In Snowdonia National Park. Visit Wales 4 Star Rated

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Llwyngwril, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales - Peaceful Village Location With Excellent Access To Mountains And Coast

Bryn Arfor is in a row of 5 individual character cottages on a quiet lane, close to the centre of Llwyngwril village. The lane is a dead end which becomes a bridleway up into the mountains - ideal for walkers and views of Cardigan Bay. Originally two small cottages, the accommodation comprises a large kitchen, living room, and three bedrooms, double, twin and single. The cottage has a log-burner which keeps it cosy and comfortable in Autumn and Winter, and supremely comfortable beds!!

Nicola Morrow
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 17, 2018

About Nicola Morrow

The cottage is owned by Jonathan, a civil engineer, and Nicky, a retired teacher from Shrewsbury. They have two grown up children, and have enjoyed many happy holidays in Snowdonia.

Nicola Morrow purchased this cottage in 2003


Llwyngwril Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 5 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds, Bedroom 3 with single bed.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • surf fishing
  • swimming
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: No smoking. Pets by prior arrangement only. Travel cot and high chair available by prior arrangement. Cleaning / Towels / Linen Towels and bed linen are included.


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Traditional Welsh Cottage In Snowdonia National Park. Visit Wales 4 Star Rated
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews

fantastic place for a get away from it all break

  • 5 of 5

Really can't understand why Bryn Arfur is only rated as 4 star, as far as we were concerned it's definately 5 star accomodation.

We were a party of 5 adults and we were all bowled over by the cottage, on our arrival we found it to be scrupulously clean, exceptionally well equipped in every aspect, from the modern kitchen to the bedrooms, everything is provided, with ample bed linen, towels, logs for the wood burner,hiking equippment and much more too

And then we come to the cottages garden , this meanders up the hillside adjacent to the cottage and is itself really well equipped with a pinic table and benchs, several deck chairs, a quiet seating area overlooking the bay, theres a summer house as well and even a small bbq, again scrupulously clean

As for location, it really couldn't be better placed, Barmouth, Tywyn and Aber dovey all easily reached by road or rail.

In short a fantastic little cottage with lots to offer, familys, couples and singles alike, we'll definitely be booking it again in the near future

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. I'm pleased you had everything you needed at the cottage for a comfortable stay and that you enjoyed exploring the area. I look forward to your return.
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3rd year we’ve stayed. Ideal for our needs. Comfortable and cosy.

  • 4 of 5

Well appointed, comfortable rooms and living space. Wood burner a real necessity in December but it’s lovely.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, Im pleased your family enjoy seeing the New Year in at Bryn Arfor in front of the wood burner. Best wishes for 2018.
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Very cosy and accommodating

  • 3 of 5

We thought the cottage was extrememly well-equipped, with up to date kitchen utensils, etc. We thank you for all those logs, which we enjoyed on the fire each night and the overall feeling of welcome. The maps were brilliant, also books and tapes (though we didn't use those). It was all easy to manage, excellent instructions and it suited us perfectly.

We suggest a washing-up bowl in the sink! It was very handy to be able to just have 3 nights and not necessarily a full week. We loved the area and discovered some amazing places.

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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A wonderful traditional Welsh cottage & beautiful, tranquil garden.

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. A warm & welcoming cottage with a peaceful garden. A great base to explore the surrounding area which exceeded our expectations. Would definitely recommend this cottage. It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay & more besides! We loved the log burner & the huge kitchen table! The property was perfectly proportioned with a great layout. A wonderful peaceful retreat. We also appreciated the tasteful decor & welcome gifts. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay & would highly recommend. Many thanks for the perfect base for our holiday!

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Jane, thank you for your review, I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay in Snowdonia.
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Beautiful cottage. Great attention to detail. Had everything we needed.

  • 4 of 5

Quiet, tranquil and cosy. Very clean and had everything we required for a self catering holiday. Location beautiful but not a lot to do for couples. Would be ideal for a family with Fairbourne Railway. If you like walking as we do, the walk to Barmouth was lovely.

  • Submitted: Jun 30, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a wonderful stay in this lovely cottage. It has spectacular views from the summer house in the garden where we watched the sun setting enjoying a glass of wine.

It is really well kitted out and has everything you could possibly need.

We were there four nights and visited Barmouth, Tywyn, Aberdovey, Fairbourne and took a drive to Aberystwyth on a very wet day.

There are plenty of walks and beaches nearby. We enjoyed a walk down to the beach through the village. The Blue lake near Fairbourne is another lovely walk with stunning views over Barmouth from the top. The Talyllyn railway near Tywyn was fun with a stop at the Dolgoch falls which were spectacular especially as it had rained the day before.

We would totally recommend this cottage for a holiday.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
93 Miles
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Nearest Train
400 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
11 Miles
Mawddach Restaurant
Nearest Beach
3 Miles
Car: recommended


10 minutes walk to the local pebble beach. Many other sandy beaches within a few miles drive or train ride.


Car recommended, but there are bus and train services around the coast and inland.


Dolgellau and Cadair Idris - 10 miles.

Mawddach Estuary - 4 miles

Barmouth - 6 miles (via pedestrian footbridge over estuary)

Fairbourne Beach - 3 miles

Tywyn - 6 miles (banks, supermarkets etc)

Aberdovey village and beaches - 8 miles

Cregennan Lakes (National Trust) - 6 miles

Further Details:

Llwyngwril has a small village shop, and a pub.

There are late opening supermarkets, and banks in Tywyn, Barmouth and Dolgellau.

There are several good restaurants nearby including The Mawddach near Dolgellau, Sea Breeze in Aberdovey, and Indiana Cuisine in Fairbourne.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
20% deposit by cheque or bank transfer at time of booking, balance to be paid by 4 weeks before arrival date.

Changeover Day:
Weekly lets are Friday 4pm to Friday 10am, however shorter lets are often available.

Notes on prices:
Please note: the rates from April 2015 onwards include for bed linen for up to 5 guests.
Before this date, linen can be provided at an additional cost of £40.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.