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Booking for Feb 2018- woodburner/dog friendly-walking distance to beaches

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

2 bedroom cottage in a beautiful rural setting overlooking the Mawddach Estuary

Peacefully set in the village of Arthog at the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park, at the foot of the Cader Idris, Arthog Hall Barns have stunning views of the Rhinog Mountains and are ideally positioned opposite the Mawddach Trail, giving access by foot, or bicycle to the famous Abermaw Bridge, Fairbourne Beach, Penmaenpool with its waterside pub and beyond to the market town of Dolgellau, from where the more ambitious can take advantage of the Coed y Brenin mountain biking trail.

The wider area can be explored via the Cambrian coastal railway from nearby Morfa Mawddach Station linking to the national rail network at Machynlleth.

The area has a wealth of bird watching, including the RSPB site at Penmaenpool, fishing and mountain walking, as well as close access to a number of beautiful beaches, the nearest being the unspoilt Fairbourne Beach (Blue-Flag) two miles away.

The Aberdovey and Royal St. Davids links golf courses are a twenty-minute drive away.

We also have another house in the next courtyard which can sleep up to 10 people - Tan Y Coed - property listing number - 1576350

the properties can be rented together for large groups/families to sleep a total of 14-15

More Details

Victoria Little & Sean Meagher
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks English
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
20 March, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Arthog in Gwynedd

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The family bathroom is fully tiled with fixed shower over the bath and also a detachable shower head on the side of the bath - Luxurious pima cotton towels are supplied.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , Kingsize bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , 2 x single beds - could fit a cot in this room
  • The cottage is arranged with a king size bed in one bedroom and twin beds in the second bedroom. There is a full size cot available if required - this would fit into the twin room
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing


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Booking for Feb 2018- woodburner/dog friendly-walking distance to beaches
average rating of 4.982143 based on 56 reviews

Amazing Cottage, Beautiful Location and Great Hosts

  • 5 of 5

Best stay in Wales thus far.

The cottage has everything you need and is beautiful and dog friendly. Our Jack Russell had an amazing time on the local walks and beaches.

The hamper supplied by Victoria is delightful and the bread is "to die for".

Lots of fantastic walks and local pubs.

We could not recommend this place highly enough. We will be coming back!

Must Stay!

  • Review Submitted: 14-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect getaway cottage, highly recommend.

  • 5 of 5

We took a midweek break at this charming cottage lured by the thought of cozying up by a log burner and exploring the great outdoors - we were not disappointed!

The cottage is in a enviable position and provided the perfect base from which to relax and explore in equal measure. We brought along our dog Meg who had an absolute blast, in fact, she seemed sad to come home!

The property is beautifully presented and is very well equipped indeed - we did not want for anything. Victoria was the perfect host from the moment we booked, very responsive and provided lots of help and information so we could make the most of our stay. The welcome hamper was a wonderful bonus which we enjoyed very much - especially the home made bread, yummo!

Thank you very much Victoria, 5* break, we hope to make a return visit soon!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderfully restored cosy cottage, fully equipped with warm welcome, dog friendly

  • 5 of 5

Four of us stayed in this wonderful cottage for a winter break and we can honestly say it was a fantastic experience. The historic cottage has been sympathetically restored and is nicely quirky, with full heating plus a wood-burner to snuggle up in front of on colder nights. The views are amazing over the Mawddach Estuary with mountains beyond. There is so much to do here, walking the Mawddach Trail down to the bridge into Barmouth with its lovely shops, Dollgellau is a delight and the beach within walking distance at Fairbourne with its little railway. There are some great pubs and restaurants and chance to explore the wider area of Snowdonia National Park from here, just check out the maps and guide books left for you. The cottage has everything you could possibly need for your stay. The beds are so comfortable with beautiful quilts, spare throws and even hot water bottles. The shower and deep bath are great and there is a really well equipped kitchen with oven and hob, microwave and fridge freezer, and all the normal stuff you would need at home in your own kitchen to save you having to bring any of this with you. There is a good supply of lovely fluffy towels and all the sundries you would need, plus washer dryer. Living room has sofas, tv and dvd player and Wi-Fi is provided. The parking is right in front of the cottage. Booking was easy and we received a very prompt reply and were sent a really detailed information pack prior to our arrival with travel instructions, useful addresses and phone numbers, things to do on our stay, places to visit and eat out and shop. Victoria greeted us on arrival and had left a welcome hamper (locally produced bread, eggs, butter and breakfast gammon) along with fresh flowers, nothing was too much trouble. The cottage is dog friendly and we took our two Jack Russell puppies. The whole place is immaculately clean and well presented, we will definitely be paying another visit in warmer weather so that we can sit out on the patio with a glass of wine and watch the sun set over the water, thank-you Victoria and Sean for a lovely holiday, see you again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 28-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Spot on!

  • 5 of 5

Great couple of days in Snowdonia staying in this lovely converted stone building. Original features detail this well thought out rental. The traditional welsh weather (howling winds and driving rain) arrived as expected but we were tucked up with our nice cosy log burner. The place worked really well for our family of 4 (kids 10 & 6) although families with older children may find having just 1 bathroom slightly restricting. Great spot for walking. We went up Cader Idris which is the nearest high peak with fabulous views across the park.great welcome hamper with local produce and a warm and friendly welcome from the owner. All in all highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great base to explore from

  • 5 of 5

Excellent experience from start to finish

Booking very easy and Victoria was fantastic in her communications

Lovely clean cottage which was very snug with wood burner.

Amazing complimentary bread bacon and eggs.

Very easy to access the trail, Barmouth and wider Snowdonia.

Well recommended

  • Review Submitted: 18-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Little gem

  • 5 of 5

A gorgeous little cottage tucked in between the mountains, a walkers paradise. We loved everything about this cottage, from the very warm welcome from Victoria to the lovely walks over the bridge into Barmouth and beyond. It is very dog friendly, not just in the cottage but also in the local pubs and shops. The Last Inn pub serves fab food and if you want a big breakfast without the big bill go to Myrddins also in Barmouth and Peices for Places shop in Barmouth is a moochers paradise.

We only had 3 nights here so there are lots more walks to explore but sadly didn’t get chance to do them so it’s a great excuse to return.

The cottage itself has everything you could need, clean,cosy and comfortable with a charming character.

Thank you Victoria

  • Review Submitted: 19-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
115 Miles
Nearest Ferry
72 Miles
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Morfa Mawdach
Nearest Motorway
60 Miles
M54 junction 1
Car: recommended

Other Activities: birdwatching


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30
Damage Deposit £120

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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