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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

Lovely location very peaceful but a few little things need attention

4 of 5
Lovely area and we didn't use the car all week, everywhere was easy to walk to. We loved the beach and steam train. The hot tub and garden was lovely and peaceful. The only reason I've rated 4 stars not 5 is the cottage was not cleaned properly and on arrival dirty dishes were left in the dishwasher, cobwebs on the children's bunk beds and the bathroom also needed attention. We also found the heating wasn't sufficient to heat the property. We had to solve the toaster problem as well because it kept tripping the electric...... it was totally blocked full of bread. These things aside it was a lovely relaxing holiday and enjoyed the beautiful location.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017

amazing location

5 of 5
The views from the house were spectacular. great location.
  • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017