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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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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Gorgeous house! Very comfortable!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Beautiful house in a beauiful area.. Very comfortable and homely, the hot tub was amazing!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Jan 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic in every way

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                                                                                                      Each review that has been posted about this fantastic house and location gives it 5 stars.. I would give it double if it was possible... Our brother and sister-in-law and children and not forgetting Lucy dog, had booked the house for the Christmas period and invited us and our puppy Nancy to spend some time with them. The location is fabulous, as is the house. Victoria and Sean have covered everything you could possibly think you would need whilst you are staying here. From board games and games room to Keep the children and adults entertained, some serous table football competitions!!! Perfect for dog lovers as across the road from the house is the Barmouth estuary with a path that takes you all the way into Barmouth. The house was all decorated for Christmas with a real tree and all the trimmings. For those of you that are reading this thinking how wonderful it would be to spend Christmas there..... sorry the C family have book it for Christmas 2017 already. If you are reading this thinking you would like to stay here, do not hesitate you will not be disappointed as the title states fantastic in every way!!!!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 17-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016

                                                                                                      cosy and very lovely

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Excellent , clean nicely decorated and very comfy . Looking forward to going back xxx
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 08-Jan-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Dec 2016