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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.

    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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    Cottage #6868627
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      Cottage #6834112
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        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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        Cottage #8036964
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          Excellent! 4.6/5
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          House #6568939
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            Cottage #8168948
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              Cottage #8240658
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                • 1 BR
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                Cottage #1868917
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                  Apartment #8225451
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                    Cottage #1968167
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                      Cottage #1868900
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                        House #8118363
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                          Cottage #8226481
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                              Cottage #1967020
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                                Apartment #1967625
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                                  Cottage #1966005
                                    • 1 BR
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                                    Cottage #1859086
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                                      Cottage #1859085
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                                        Cottage #1860207
                                          • 2 BR
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                                          Cottage #1857919
                                            • 5 BR
                                            • Separate Toilets
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                                            Cottage #1864766
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                                              • 3 BR
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                                              Cottage #1865801
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                                                • 3 BR
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                                                Cottage #1861445
                                                  • 4 BR
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                                                  Cottage #1867659
                                                    • 1 BR
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                                                    Cottage #1864828
                                                      • 2 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                      Cottage #1868110
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                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                        Cottage #1868913
                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
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                                                          Cottage #6741298
                                                            • 2 BR
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                                                              Cottage #6984219
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                                                                Apartment #6984221
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                                                                  • 3 BR
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                                                                  Apartment #8259289
                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                    • 3 BR
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                                                                    Cottage #703118
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                      • 2 BR
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                                                                      Bungalow #6495228
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                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                        • 2 BR
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                                                                        Apartment #6723655
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                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                          Cottage #8125519
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                                                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                            Cottage #8171280
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                                                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                              • 1 BR
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                                                                              Cottage #6797898
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                                                                              Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                • 1 BR
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                                                                                Cottage #8166507
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                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                  Cottage #6721801
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                                                                                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                                    Apartment #8124363
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                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
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                                                                                      Cottage #6117306
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                                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                        • 6 BR
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                                                                                        House #8037790
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                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                          Bungalow #8137859
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                                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                                            Cottage #8153247
                                                                                            3
                                                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                              (35 reviews)
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                                                                                              • 2 BR
                                                                                              • 1 BA
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                                                                                              Barn #1672174
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 1 BA
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                                                                                                House #6727559
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                                                                                                Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                                  • 4 BR
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                                                                                                  House #8123945
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                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                                    • 3 BR
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                                                                                                    Cottage #1878282
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                                                                                                    Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 1 BA
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                                                                                                      Cottage #8160190
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Lovely comfortable and homely cottage. Fantastic location, would highly recommend.

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      My son and I where looking for a beautiful location for walking with our dog. We weren't disappointed as location is great. We loved the cottage and felt very comfortable on our stay. Would highly recommend.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 20, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Great stay in wales

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Had the most perfect stay in dolgellau, the cottage was perfect! Spotlessly clean, and in a perfect location. So very close to the shops and restaurants yet very quiet and peaceful!.Had great weather too!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017