Croeso - Welcome to Snowdonia -Come and snuggle up in front of the wood burner, watch the flames flickering -relax and unwind. Enjoy an invigorating walk or cycle along the estuary path or clear the cobwebs away on one of the beaches near to us - then head back to the cosy warmth of Y Bwthyn Bach (The Little Cottage). Pour some bubbles in the bath to soak away your day then wrap yourself up in one of the gloriously soft cotton towels.
Conjure up a meal of local produce cooked in the quirky kitchen whilst looking out at the mountain views .
Enjoy a sundowner on the patio at the front of the cottage.
Then sink into sumptuous Sealy beds - BaaVet wool duvets covered by cotton sheets, plump pillows and cosy throws - hot water bottles are provided too if the weather is extra cold!
Make New Memories !
Waterfalls; mountains; beaches; forests; steam trains; walking; cycling; log fires; cafes and cakes - this beautiful part of Snowdonia has something to please adventure seekers along with peace and tranquility for those who like to relax.
Y Bwthyn Bach sits a row of converted barns dating from 1833. Quirky, cosy and a great base for exploring -there are beaches/forest and trails in abundance
Come home and snuggle up in front of the wonderful red enamel woodburner !
Pop one of the hot-water bottles provided into your bed and pull up the BaaVet wool duvets for a peaceful nights sleep
Peacefully set in the village of Arthog at the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park, the cottage has stunning views of the Rhinog Mountains and is ideally positioned for walkers and cyclists with easy access to the Mawddach Trail, Arthog Falls, Abermaw Bridge, beautiful beaches at Fairbourne and Barmouth, pubs and restaurants at Penmaenpool and Dolgellau - a perfect location for all of the family- including the family dog.
Wi-fi and SmartTV/DVD player/I-Pod Docking station/radio and a mix of board games/books and dvd's to while away a rainy morning.
The Mawddach Trail - 9 miles (flat) each way of walking or cycling on the trail - with Barmouth 2.5 miles one way and Dolgellau approx 6 miles the other
Of course we also have Cader Idris – our local mountain to climb for those who are adventurous !
Coed Y Brenin forest- a haven of walking trails is just 10 miles drive from us - outdoor play area and a cafe to refuel- great for dogs and humans -to stretch their legs!
Plenty of beaches locally and 2 within walking distance - (Barmouth and Fairbourne.Both are dog friendly. There are steam trains galore - and high adrenalin excitement at ZipWorld - the fastest zip line in the world !
The wider area can be explored via the Cambrian coastal railway from nearby Morfa Mawddach Station - just a mile walking along the trail takes you on a wonderful journey hugging the coast line- north to Portmeirion and Harlech (Castle and beaches) or south to Tywyn and Aberdovery- it also links to the national rail network at Machynlleth (for travelling from Birmingham or London)
The area has a wealth of bird watching, fishing and mountain walking, as well as close access to a number of beautiful beaches,
The Aberdovey and Royal St. Davids links golf courses are a twenty-minute drive away.
Cot/Highchair/Stairgate/Baby Monitor are all available free of charge
A starter supply of wood for the wood-burner and a hamper filled with local produce are included in your stay - along with all linen and towels.
Cross the road and enter 9 glorious miles of (flat) walking or cycling along the Mawddach Estuary Trail.
Cregennan Lakes for trout and coarse fishing is reached through the hills behind the house. Coed Y Brenin - the mountain biking mecca with its thrilling trails is within 15 mins drive - the forest also has a host of walks the family and dog will love.
Dolgellau is a short drive with its weekly market for local produce and cafes. Beaches are within easy walking distance (2 miles)- a choice of 2 - Fairbourne or over the historic railway viaduct to Barmouth - both are dog friendly
Hop on the train from the little station a mile along the estuary path and take a spectacular coast hugging ride - north to visit Harlech Castle or the famous Italianette village of Portmeirion or south to Aberdyfi.
Climb Cader Idris - and take in the views from the 'Giants Chair' then fill up on large breakfasts and home made cakes at the cafes in Dolgellau.
Walk or cycle along the Mawddach Trail taking in the beautiful views to the George III Inn at Penmaenpool (the old railway station) to sup a pint of local ale whilst overlooking the estuary and the old wooden toll bridge or take afternoon tea at the magnificent Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel.
Snowdonia has a collection of miniature and narrow gauge steam railways - 10 of which are within an hour of Tan Y Coed - from the miniature Fairbourne railway - (2 miles from us) to the Snowdon Mountain railway.
We also have another house in the next courtyard which can sleep up to 10 people (please enquire for further details) - Tan Y Coed - property listing number - 1576350
the properties can be rented together for large groups/families to sleep a total of 14