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Large country house with sea and countryside views

Bedrooms 7
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Spacious 7 bedroom house, sleeps 15, with lovely original victorian features.

Tymawr is a large Victorian Country House, set in the foothills of Snowdonia. The house has superb views of surrounding countryside overlooking Tywyn and Cardigan Bay. Within easy walking distance of Tywyn and the seafront and just 4 miles from picturesque Aberdyfi with its beautiful sandy beach, famous links golf course, restaurants and shops.

Tymawr is a lovely, comfortable family house with seven bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and ample space for relaxing and entertaining.

Spacious grounds and the surrounding hill farm provide further scope for adventure - with the farmers permission of course.

Ideal for family get togethers, reunions, golfing, walking, cycling, country ramblers and just getting away from it all.

Family Attractions : The Talyllyn Railway is a historic narrow-gauge steam railway, set in the beautiful Mid-Wales countryside. Running from Tywyn to Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol, the line passes the delightful Dolgoch Falls and there are excellent forest walks at Nant Gwernol.

King Arthur’s Labyrinth & Corris Craft Centre

Hear stories of dragons, of giants, of battles, of treachery and of floods with stunning sound and light effects - enthralling for all ages.

Sailing: Dovey Yacht Club

Visitors are most welcome to Dovey Yacht Club. Membership application forms can be downloaded as a pdf document and are also available at the Clubhouse. If you are visiting Aberdovey for a short period you can take out a temporary membership.

Local activities : RSPB, Ynys-hir

The RSPB speaks out for birds and wildlife, tackling the problems that threaten our environment. We rely upon memberships and donations to fund our work.

Centre for Alternative Technology

Our Visitor Centre is open seven days a week. Interactive displays show global issues such as energy generation and transport, and practical, everyday solutions for everyone.

Go Mid Wales

Thinking of visiting Mid Wales? It's a magical place with a unique expanse of breathtaking mountains, spectacular coastline and unspoilt countryside

More Details

Property Manager
Robin Shuker
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
13 July, 2017

About Robin Shuker

Tymawr Estate was purchased by my great grandfather in 1870 and my great Uncle lived at Tymawr for 94 years ! I go there as often as I can and was Captain of Aberdovey Golf Club in 2011.

Robin Shuker purchased this house in 1870

Why Robin Shuker chose Gwynedd - Snowdonia

The house retains much of the character from a bygone era and there many very old family photos showing what life was like many years ago. It also has all the 'mod cons' with large rooms to accomodate large parties etc

What makes this house unique

There are wonderful sunsets and idyllic to watch the sun go down from this secluded spot - drink in hand!


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Tywyn in Gwynedd

Property Type:
  • house (detached)
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 15
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Maps
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Security System
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Blender
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Grill
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 15 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom Main - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Main en-suite
    Bathroom 3 - Bath with Shower , ensuite
  • Very large bathroom with antique bath (main one ).
  • 7 Bedrooms, Sleeps 15
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , En-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , Washbasin
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , With washbasin
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Double Bed , En-suite bathroom
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Double Bed , With washbasin
    Bedroom 6 - 3 Single Bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 Double Bed , With washbasin
  • Large en suite bathroom. Cot available. All rooms very spacious.
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Bicycles ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Veranda ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Terrace
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 6 deck chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • bay fishing
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Much of the original antique furniture and fittings remain, giving it a character all of its own. The house was bought by my great-grandfather in 1870 and has been in the family since that Victorian era.


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Large country house with sea and countryside views
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews
Albany, NY / USA

Great Time in Wales!

  • 5 of 5

My family had an amazing time staying at Tymawr in Tywyn, Wales. The house was perfect for our large extended family. The dining room table was great as all of us could gather for nightly meals. The front lawn was perfect for badminton, volleyball, and wiffleball. The town and the beach were both in walking distance. We were able to take advantage of the wonderful activities in the surrounding area as well including: golf, walking in the hills, riding the narrow guage railway up the mountain, visits to castles and castle ruins, sailing, pony trekking....the list is endless. I would highly recommend a family holiday in Wales at Tymawr.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Molly - we're so glad you and your family enjoyed staying at Ty Mawr. Quite a trek from Albany but sounds like it was worth it! Hope you'll come again soon!
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Ty Mawr - Tywyn - July 2010 - eleventh visit

  • 4 of 5

An ideal house for a large group with many improvements and enhancements over the eleven years. Situation is lovely with view down to sea. Excellent in evening sun in good weather. Flat lawn good for boules and croquet.

Caretakers extremely friendly and helpful and the house is always very clean and well ordered.

A beautiful area of the country and if the weather is reasonable cannot be beaten.

Favorites are:beach between Aberdovey and Tywyn; Tal-y-llyn; walks along river to Bailey Bridge; above Dolgoch and Rhydyrhonen; river to Abergynolwyn; Castell-y-Bere and Aberdovey itself (crabbing).

Trains and swimming pool good for wet weather.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 4, 2010
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2010
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're so glad to know that you appreciate the improvements and will continue to do so as much as possible. It's great to hear what people do and see when they're at Ty Mawr and next time we're there we will try out the walk to Bailey Bridge as we've never done it - thank you! Looking forward to having you stay again next year!
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Nearest Airport
100 Miles
Manchester , Birmingham Liverpool
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Nearest Train
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
0.5 Miles
Car: recommended

The Snowdonia national park includes the second highest mountain in Britain as well as miles of uncrowded sandy beaches. There is abundant wildlife, and sporting activities include swimming, surfing, fishing, golf, shooting, climbing and sailing. Rich in history the area includes some of Britain's most scenic medieval castles within an hour's drive. The nearby village of Aberdovey retains a traditional charm, and friendliness, set at the mouth of the Dovey river and looking west across Cardigan Bay towards Ireland. It has several pubs, an award winning hotel-restaurant as well as a range of shops for all needs. Visitors can enjoy public tennis courts, a links golf course, sailing club, fishing expeditions from the jetty and riverboat tours.

Golf: Golf Courses?Situated between the coastal dunes of Aberdovey beach and the Cambrian Mountains lies Aberdovey golf course.  This 6,454 yard challenge is a hidden gem of a traditional seaside links course.  Over the years the Club's 18 holes, which are steeped in over 100 years of golfing history, have hosted many championships including more recently the British Ladies' Home Internationals and the regular home of the Welsh Seniors' Championship.

The county of Gwynedd boasts 3 of the Top 100 courses in the UK: An hour North from Aberdovey by road finds the excellent Championship links of Royal St David's in Harlech. A further 45 minutes from there brings you to Nefyn & District Golf Club.

When Aberdovey and these courses are combined with the three further charming courses at Abersoch, Porthmadog and Pwllheli, there are clearly abundant opportunities for golfers to enjoy differing challenges in a variety of locations.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Tywyn, Wales

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
16 Jul 2017 - 9 Sep 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Early Autumn
10 Sep 2017 - 14 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Oct Half term
15 Oct 2017 - 28 Oct 2017
Changeover Day: Saturday
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Late Autumn
29 Oct 2017 - 16 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
21 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 6 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

We require a non refundable deposit of 30 % on booking and the balance to be paid in full 6 weeks before your visit.
Cost includes Linen but not towels, Central Heating if required is £150 per week or £85 for the weekend.
Call to discuss requests for weekend or week rates - 07803 610684

Manager's Cancellation Policy

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

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