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Elegant Holiday Cottage on the Banks of the River Artro | Artro

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With stunning views and close to some truly beautiful natural landmarks, this four-bedroom, elegant holiday cottage on the banks of the River Artro is a fantastic getaway. Nestled in the tiny hamlet of Pentre Gwynfryn, Artro is only a couple of miles from Cwm Bychan and the famous Roman Steps leading into the Rhinog mountains.

The drive up to the cottage from the main road is beautiful; a tree-lined, winding road running along the river Artro. The house itself is a traditional white building with a slate roof, which is synonymous with the area - beautifully renovated, it is light, spacious and modern.

You come into the cottage directly into the main hallway. To the left is the open plan kitchen, dining room and the main sitting room. To the right is a sitting room come sun room - complete with sofa, reading chair and log burner, it is a great place to sit and read or just sit and take in the beautiful views through the bay windows. There is also a small TV here which makes it a great room for the kids to escape to when they want some downtime away from the adults!

Into the main room, the sitting room area has lots of sofa space, log burner and TV. You also have another set of bay windows that look out over the river and out onto the mountains beyond. Through an open arch brings you into the dining area. Consisting of a traditional farm style dining table that comfortably seats eight, it looks out from the huge windows that run along the width of the wall where there are more beautiful views to be had.

The kitchen is spacious with white wooden units, thick oak tops and, butler sink. The slate floors keep with those traditional elements. The bar that separates the dining room also works as an additional dining space with the bar stools - this is also a great place for those who are keeping the designated ‘cook’ company to sit and have a drink! New appliances and everything you need to cater for your group is here. There is a laundry room and ground floor WC that lead off from the kitchen.

The master bedroom is located on the ground floor. You will probably have to draw straws for this room, I won’t lie. An en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower, there is also a separate seating area that looks out through the french windows that lead out to your own patio area - it is truly idyllic. Using neutral tones with wooden panelled walls, the room is light, airy and relaxing to be in.

Upstairs brings you to the other three bedrooms - two doubles and a twin. All the rooms are beautifully decorated using modern, neutral colours for both the soft furnishings and on the walls - as with the downstairs bedroom they all feel calm, light and airy. There is a family bathroom on this floor with a shower over bath arrangement, WC and washbasin.

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Cottage Type
Pet Friendly, Real Fire
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating
2 Pets, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Iron and ironing board, TV, Cottage suitable for 'assisted' wheelchair guests, Security Deposit Required
Private Garden, Enclosed garden, Off street parking, BBQ, Bike Storage

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Pentre Gwynfryn is located just outside Llanbedr and is one of the area’s hidden gems. The cottage itself has its own patio which looks out over the river, forests and mountains beyond. There are numerous walks right from the door step.

A 10 minute drive will take you up to Cwm Bychan, a large lake which is also the entry point for the famous Roman Steps walk which takes you into the Rhinog Mountains. There are some beautiful stops on the way up to the lake where you can stop off and swim in small pools, one of which has a set of three small waterfalls - it’s a local’s place they like to keep secret!

10 minutes away in the next valley is home to the famous Nantcol Waterfalls. There is a campsite here, but a nominal parking fee and they will give you access to the waterfalls. During the summer months they have a pizza company that comes to make pizza by the river - make a point of doing this, it’s great, especially if you have children in the mix.

20 minutes to the south will bring you to Barmouth. Blue flag beaches and a traditional seaside town with a funfair, a fantastic range of shops, cafes, restaurants and, harbour make it a great day out. Further along will bring you to Dolgellau which is home to Coed Y Brenin mountain biking centre, the mecca of mountain biking. There are 8 trails ranging from blue to black so there is something for everyone. There are also running and walking trails.

North from the cottage brings you to Harlech with the castle, a stunning sandy beach, Royal St Davids golf course, and a climbing wall for those rainy days. Home made cakes, ice cream and some lovely independent gift and antique shops make this a lovely place to spend some time.

In terms of the bigger attractions, you are 30 mins from one of Zip World locations and Portmeirion Village. An hour will bring you to Betws Y Coed, Slate Mountain and the other Zip World locations, The National White Water Centre and Surf Snowdonia.

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Guest Reviews

Julie Gray

A wonderful property, magnificent views located in a perfect spot. Gardens were just stunning topped off with the River flowing through. Hosts were very helpful. If you are looking for tranquility and relaxation this is it.

Lynne and John Phair

This is the most friendly, well appointed and large house imaginable – for a cosy holiday. The views are stunning, the atmosphere both in the house and garden serene. The owners friendly and helpful.
We booked for 6 adult friends- and it did not disappoint. Highly recommend Artro. One word of caution- if you have an electric car. Nearest fast chargers are Bangor or Bala – both about 55 minutes away- so plan your days out accordingly. Local one at Port Macon Tesco is a trickle charge.

Gareth Williams

Lovely cottage in a quiet, tranquil location but close enough to Shell Island, Barmouth, Snowdonia, Zip World etc.

Cottage was immaculate, very clean and well appointed. Lovely jams, nice bottle of wine and some Easter eggs for the children was a nice touch. Loads of really nice walks nearby like Roman Steps at Cym Bychan and across to the nearby waterfalls.

Very dog friendly with soft pets rugs and fenced in garden and gate. Really enjoyed our stay and we’ll definitely be back soon! Many thanks for letting us stay.

Catherine and Marc Cornelius

We had a brilliant holiday in the most amazing setting. The house had everything we needed. Sioned and Henrique were extremely warm and welcoming. We really felt like we were at a home away from home.

Valerie Clemson

The House was Beautiful, and the garden to, in a Great location, we had good weather, and would return again, and a special thanks to the owners….

John Clemson

Lovely house, beautiful gardens you can sit and listen to the river running through the garden, had great weather and was nice once it was dark to light the chimaera outside and just sit with a glass of wine and watch the flames and listen to the river, very relaxing..

Kirsty L Jones

Y Geulan was a beautifully presented home with amazing views and gardens. The welcome pack with Bara Brith, teas and coffee and wine were very thoughtful. Great location for Barmouth and further a field.

Natalie Howkins

We had a lovely stay. The house was amazing with everything we needed. The kids loved all of the games. The fire outside was nice at night. Thank you for letting us use it.

Rachel Blears

We have just returned from our break at this beautiful cottage. I would highly recommend this lovely place and we will definitely be returning! There is everything that you could wish for in the cottage and the location is just stunning. Thank you for such a wonderful stay!

Ady Shelley and Sarah Summerfield
October 23, 2020

Simply Wow. What a place to stay and for the icing on the cake a great weeks weather for middle of October. Artro is a beautiful home tucked away with only the sound of the odd car and the river meandering down the hillside. Beautiful well equipped house in stunning grounds. Lovely owners nearby and very happy to help. Highly recommend.

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