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

Dog FriendlyNear BeachNear PubReal Fire

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
Dog Friendly, Near Beach, Near Pub, 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
Additional Information
***Please note a £200 security deposit will be pre-authorised on your card. This will be released in full after a post-departure inspection (usually within 15 working days).***

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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 location and The National White Water Centre.

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Guest Reviews

Lynne Sturgess

We enjoyed another lovely stay – our third time.
Beautiful scenery, kind hosts and lovely house and garden.

Emily schaefer

Another wonderful stay in this beautiful house! The owners are lovely too! Last year we came in may and this year we came in July. Both are exceptional times of year to go.
The house itself is clean, and is a home from home comfort, the beds are so comfortable and everything about the stay I loved!

Ann Gorner

What a gem! We were a large(ish) family group of 5 adults 1 toddler 1 2 month old baby and 2 dogs. The cottage was everything we could gave wished for. It catered for all our needs. The hosts were very friendly and helpful. The welcome pack was so thoughtful (the Bara Brith was the best I’ve ever had). Situated in a beautiful area with lots of walks and waterfalls close at hand. The icing on the cake was the river Artro running at the side of the property. Lots of room in the extensive garden to sit and admire as it flowed by. All totally safe for pets and children alike. Fantastic pet friendly pub (The Victoria Inn) at the bottom of the road where we all had a very pleasant afternoon having lunch. We had a really lovely week. Highly recommended

Eva Fielder

Fantastic family house really well equipped, beautifully looked after and very comfortable. The location was fabulous, with plenty of walks with the dog, helped with the weather being glorious. Welcome pack with basics to make a cuppa, wine and the delicious bara brith with jams was very much appreciated after our journey. The owners were very helpful, on hand if needed, but out of the way if not. Would highly recommend this gorgeous property, it does not disappoint.

Linda Haylock

I agree with all the other reviews….a beautiful well maintained clean house with all the facilities that we needed for a week’s break and helpful owners next door, but not intrusive. Easy to find…..postcode took us right to the door. Situated near to Barmouth and Harlech and within easy reach of Anglesey, Conwy, Portmeirion. Driving was convenient and comfortable.
Enjoyed the freshly made cake immensely…..a nice touch… the jam!
Mobile phone signal virtually nonexistent, but the Wi-Fi works well so no communication problems. Jigsaws, games and plenty of books available. Also some tourist leaflets to read. Three TVs so no arguments if you have children. Netflix available.
Can recommend the Victoria Inn pub in Llanbedr…..but you do need to book a table most of the time.
Thank you very much for the warm welcome.

Barbie Paterson

We much enjoyed our stay in this beautiful house, it was well-equipped and a thoroughly pleasant place to be during the wet weather. Sioned couldn’t have been more welcoming and helpful.

Kathryn Leigh

What a fabulous place! We booked for 5 friends and we had a lovely midweek, October stay. The weather wasn’t perfect but we managed drinks on the beautiful patio on two afternoons. We really appreciated the thoughtful gifts, especially the yummy bara brith; comfortable beds, quality bedding and towels and cosy accommodation made everything so enjoyable. Just a word of warning though, if you are a group of friends you should draw lots for the downstairs bedroom; it’s by far the best!
I would also have appreciated a bit of guidance on local walks, although we weren’t short of things to do or places to go.
Sioned was friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome.
Thank you

Gabiele Assler

We had a wonderful holiday – big thanks to the owners for creating such a unique place. We enjoyed the garden, listened to the river and wondered after a lot of rain how big it suddenly became. A dreamlike setting! The house itself lacks nothing, a super equipped kitchen, great bedrooms and bathrooms and a different great view of nature from all the windows. We have also made a lot of trips, it is a perfect base for many destinations in North Wales. We especially love the beaches with the view of the mountains. We always enjoyed coming back in the evenings via the special road to our home far away from home. Thank you, we will definitely travel from Germany to this special place again.

john curtis

Where do I begin.Well the owners are so pleasant and helpful.Welcoming cake,milk,jam and wine and you feel so priviliged to enter this stunning property.This is the best holiday cottage that we have rented for our large family group, ever.The setting is so idyllic.You look out on mountains and down onto the river running through the bottom of the huge and beautiful garden.Amazing hosts.Great decor and facilities and views to die for.We shall return.

Jane hughes

We loved everything about this house and it’s gorgeous grounds. So comfortable and lovely quality bedding and towels. The owners are so friendly as well. Love the view from the family bathroom but all rooms have great views. We used both lounges so people could watch their preferred programmes. My dog Dougal had a fantastic time in safety. Thank you for providing such a beautiful place to escape to. Xxxx

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