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Make a self catering cottage in Barmouth your home away from home

The coastal town and beach of Barmouth make a delightful base for family vacations and for those wanting to explore the Snowdonia National Park and Bala Lake. The slate-built houses overlook the wide statuary, harbour and the endless sandy beach. The bay is spanned by Barmouth bridge built in 1867. The harbour is still a bustling centre of activity with many fishing and leisure craft. There is a charitable RNLI Lifeboat based here which has a viewing gallery and a visitor centre.

Things to Do in Barmouth, North Wales Take the Narrow-gauge Railway

In 1895 a two mile railway was built by the owner of McDougall’s Flour to transport building materials to the construction site of Fairbourne Village. The line now offers a scenic trip between Fairbourne and Penrhyn Point and is easy to reach from cottages in Wales.

Walk the Bridge

The wooden-built Barmouth Bridge still carries local trains along its 900 yard (820m) span across the Mawddach estuary. For a nominal fee visitors can walk alongside the railway on a side path. It has particularly lovely views across the bay at sunset.

Cafés and Pubs

The town has ample cafés, pubs and restaurants to suit all dining requirements. The local fish and chips are delicious eaten out of paper on the harbour wall. The “Arousel Café” may be somewhat disturbing to families until you realize that it is actually named the “Carousel Café” but every time the letter C is replaced, locals remove it at night!

Places to Visit Near Barmouth, North Wales Portmeirion

The unique Italianate village is a pleasant 11 mile drive from your Barmouth holiday rental, but it is well worth the journey. Enjoy the terraced gardens and architecture surrounding peaceful fountains and courtyards.

Harlech Castle

Harlech Castle was built in the 13th century and even today remains a most imposing castle. Explore the massive inner walls and towers and enjoy the panoramic views from the battlements.

Snowdonia

Snowdonia National Park, which means “Place of the Eagles”, offers dramatic landscapes from towering craggy peaks to glacial lakes and cascading waterfalls. Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales and tests even the most experienced climbers. The mountain railway is the best way to ascend!

Weather in Barmouth, North Wales

Barmouth has a temperate climate with mild winters which rarely drop below freezing and warm summers. The average highs in August are 65°F (18°C). Due to its location on the west coast of Britain it gets plenty of rainfall, particularly on the mountains.  

Getting to Barmouth, North Wales

Driving to Barmouth is a delightfully scenic route along the M54 from Telford and the A458 from Shrewsbury. The final miles are through the beautiful scenery of Snowdonia National Park.

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                                                                                                      Perfect Location,Perfect House, Perfect Everything

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Having already stayed here in May 2015 we were all itching to get back. As a family of 5 with 3 children under 8 and a dog this house is perfect in every way. Victoria and Sean are the perfect hosts and so welcoming. We have never been away from home at Christmas and Victoria had decorated the house beautifully with a real tree and a fantastic Christmas hamper full of local goodies and mulled wine! The location is perfect and you can walk along the eustuary to Barmouth and feed the ponies polos on the way or walk to the pub and have a drink the other. There is more than enough space and we never felt over crowded in the house even when guests came to stay for a few days. The games/ utility room is a great space to put muddy boots and smelly dogs! Victoria provides lots of towels to use for wet dogs and the drying cabinet is a god send for wet coats and boots. There are more than enough towels supplied and the washing machine and dryer were put into good use during our stay! I am not ashamed to say that I cried as we drove away with the children waving at Victoria as the whole trip was full of fresh air, fun and family time. We love it so much at the house we have rebooked to stay Christmas 2017 and are already planning our walks. The kids are super excited to see Victoria and Sean again, although we will probably visit before then as a year away is too long. There are lots of leaflets with walking routes in the house and information about other trips that are near by. If you visit Dolgellau you must visit Megs and eat cake! She has now become a great friend and I have never been to a cafe so relaxed with doorstop size homemade cake! Meg is fantastic with the children and dogs are also welcome which is great. The only thing I would suggest that you bring is a sense of adventure as you cannot come to this location and not spend your whole trip exploring the beautiful area and meeting the friendly people. The only negative is that we had to leave but we will be back for many years to come. If you book this beautiful house we hope that you make as many special family memories as we did Sarah Collins
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 10-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      Beautiful house, lovely facilties and hot tub amaz

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      A really lovely place in a beautiful area of the world. Champagne was very much enjoyed in the amazing hot tub! All rooms fantastic.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Oct 2016

                                                                                                      Fabulous cottage, would recommend

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Lovely walks right from cottage, romantic hideaway just what we wanted.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016