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Situated in Heart Of Picturesque Snowdonian Village, 5 Mins Walk From The Beach

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cosy period cottage with exposed oak beams, inglenook fireplace with woodburner

Hewell Cottage is a traditional 17th century stone holiday cottage in the heart of the charming village of Llwyngwril on the Merioneth coast (just south of Dolgellau).

Sleeping 5, the self catering cottage is attractive and cosy and has many original period features, such as the cooking range and exposed oak beams. Downstairs, the hall leads into the living room and kitchen/diner which are open plan. There is a door to the patio garden at the back which is in sunshine during most of the day. The living room has a wood burning stove in an inglenook for the cooler months, slate flagstone floor with rug, two sofas, a writing desk, TV with Freeview/DVD and stereo.

The kitchen has a lovely antique table, 5 chairs, 2 stools and the full range of equipment: fridge, oven, hob, microwave etc.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. The master bedroom with a double bed is eaved and full of character. The second bedroom is interconnecting, with three single beds. Both have dormer windows and are bright and airy. Because the cottage has a 'crog loft' there are no corridors upstairs. The bathroom has an electric shower, WC and hand basin.

The cottage is one of the earliest in the village, from the 1700s, and is off the main road. It is very close to the pub and village shop (50 yards or so) and 5 minutes walk from the beach.

The shop has a good range of food, drinks and newspapers. The Garthangharad is a friendly pub/hotel for adults and children, complete with restaurant and games room.

Llwyngwril is situated in the Snowdonia National Park, a wonderful area for walking, cycling, water sports, fishing, golf and other outdoor activities. Within 2 minutes you can be walking into the hills along the coastal path, looking over Cardigan Bay and strolling towards Dolgellau market town to the north or Towyn to the south. Or take the train (the station is minutes from the cottage) to Fairbourne and walk across the Mawddach estuary bridge to Barmouth.

There are dozens of great walks for all ages within striking distance, either by car, train or bus, or on foot, directly from the cottage. Talyllyn steam railway at Tywyn is very popular with visitors. There are various mines and caves to explore and opportunities for white water rafting in the locality.

The shingle beach, with a couple of sandy areas when the tide is on the ebb, is a five minute walk away along the path by the bubbling Afon Gwril, from which the village name is derived. For longer stays and good swimming, Fairbourne beach is the closest (2 miles) with a long mile of fine sand. Pony trekking behind the beach along the estuary makes a great morning/afternoon out.. Aberdovey to the south (location of golf course) has a lovely beach and dunes too.

There are many leaflets and descriptions at the cottage for all sorts of activities in the surrounding area.

More Details

Mrs Jane Palmer
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
21 July, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Llwyngwril in Llangelynin

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , electric shower, toilet and hand basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed , wardrobe and chest of drawers
    Bedroom 2 - 3 Single Bed , wardrobe and chest of drawers
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Situated in Heart Of Picturesque Snowdonian Village, 5 Mins Walk From The Beach
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 13 reviews

The cottage is small but cosy and homely

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our holiday to Wales and loved the cottage. The kids loved playing with the lego and the board games. It was nice to have the beach within a ten minute walk and was great fun seeing all the knitted model's and pictures.

We booked our holiday to Wales to walk Snowdon again and hadn't realised that the cottage was over an hour away from Snowdon car parks, although this was my fault for not checking as it clearly states where it is located.

We feel like we found a little gem of a place and would definitely recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: 31-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jon Thankyou for your review, so happy you enjoyed your stay. It is indeed a beautiful part of Wales. Would love to welcome you back sometime. Kind regards Jane
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  • 4 of 5

had a fantastic time once again only problem was no internet and with phone signal as it was could not use that either

  • Review Submitted: 06-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi David glad you had a lovely stay again. I can only apologise for the lack of wifi, we had changed provider and have had a few teething problems, all sorted now. Would love to welcome you back at a later date. Kind regards Jane
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Very cosy cottage, lovely part of the world

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful, uncrowded part of Wales with lovely, safe beaches, friendly people and lovely walks. Kids went in the sea most days in their wet suits and shoes (we were warned to wear something on the feet to protect from weever fish!). Small cottage but very comfortable. Would recommend for relaxing holiday. Note - though it's clear in the details, no washing machine. Also, not much room to hang out wet clothes which, given it's Wales and by the sea, is something to wrestle with. Perhaps Jane could consider providing one or two of those fold-up clothes airers? Would recommend the Indiana in Fairbourne for a curry.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Ian glad to hear you had an enjoyable holiday and found cottage comfortable. There was a clothes airer on the landing at the top of the stairs (laundrettes at Fairbourne, Dolgellau ant Twywyn) Would love to welcome you back sometime. Kind regards Jane
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Lovely homely old cottage, full of character and charm.

  • 5 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Hewell Cottage. Perfect location for beach and coast, countryside, mountains steam railways and pony trekking. Cottage is surprisingly spacious and cosy at the same time, with a lovely log burner. Also well equipped, we had everything we needed. Gorgeous village, which was decorated with lots of colourful knitted characters, from the troll on the bridge to hundreds of blue butterflies! Very central with lots to do in the surrounding area. The beach is mainly pebbles, but sandy beaches are very nearby.

Thank - you Jane for a lovely holiday.

Sarah, Peter, Ellie and Joe O'Flaherty x

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Sarah So pleased you had such an enjoyable stay at Hewell Cottage. would love to welcome you back some time. Kind regards Jane
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A very relaxing Easter weekend spent here!

  • 5 of 5

We spent our Easter weekend at this wonderful cottage, full of character, cozy and warm. Fully equipped with everything you need and a very comfortable king size bed. The surrounding area is peaceful and quiet, lovely to walk around with the very welcoming pub serving nice food. We drove to Fairbourne on the Saturday, parked the car there and walked over to Barmouth. On Sunday we drove to Porthmadog. It was just heaven to come back to this lovely cottage in the evening to relax.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lesley so happy to hear you enjoyed your Easter break at the cottage. Certainly many things to do in the area. Kind regards Jane
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short break

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic time, every thing was exactly as we expected it. the people there are so friendly every one you pass in the street speaks to you and the food just up the road well the hardest job we had was to stand up after eating good job it was a down hill walk. we went for a walk down to the beach one day it goes along side the river with benches to rest or just take in the view back to the house after to that lovely wood burner that at knight just made every thing so comfy already told all our friends and would definitely stay there again

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks David for your review, so pleased you had an enjoyable break. We would love to welcome you back or your friends to stay. Kind regards Jane
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Birmingham International
Nearest Barpub
75 Metres
The Garthangharad Hotel/Pub
Nearest Golf
12 Miles
Aberdovey Golf Club
Nearest Train
250 Metres
Llwyngwril Station
Nearest Restaurant
75 Metres
The Garthangharad Hotel/Pub
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Llwyngwril Beach
Car: recommended

Coed Y Brenin forest (just north of Dolgellau) was the first to be developed for mountain biking and to this day retains its reputation as the sports premier location.

Steam trains at Fairbourne and Tywyn.

Many beautiful coastal (new coastal path runs through the village) and mountain walks from the door.


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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