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Cute Stone Cottage in a Quiet Village Location | Bodfan

Pet FriendlyNear BeachNear PubReal Fire

This cute stone cottage in a quiet village location is a great little hideaway for anyone wanting to explore this part of North Wales. With a pub right on your doorstep and beaches, mountains and outdoor activity providers nearby guests won't be left wanting for things to do.

A spacious lounge includes two very comfortable real leather sofas facing onto a fantastic log burner set within the original stone inglenook. Beautifully furnished with some real individual bits and pieces the attention to detail is a welcome break from other more off the shelf holiday accommodation.

The slightly quirky theme continues next door into the kitchen diner. An old pine table surrounded by individual dining chairs sits on a real slate floor. Pastel painted kitchen units are complimented by built in storage cupboards with stripped back pine doors. A great space to put the plan for the day together whilst eating warm toast covered in salted welsh butter.

We return into the lounge to climb the stairs up to the first floor. Two double bedrooms up here. Again, both bedrooms are really nicely put together with traditional welsh bed throws sitting atop thick comfortable duvets on a cast iron bed. Both bedrooms each have a large integral wardrobe, chest of drawers and bedside tables. They each share a central bathroom which has a shower over bath arrangement.

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Cottage Type
Pet Friendly, Near Beach, Near Pub, Real Fire
Welcome Hamper, Linen, Towels, WiFi, Cot (linen not provided), High Chair, Central Heating
1 Pet, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Iron and ironing board, TV, Mobile phone reception
Private Garden, On street parking
Additional Information

DVD player
DVD Library
Garden - No grassed area, it's gravel and decking


Floor Plans




Llanystumdwy is a very pretty and friendly little village on the border between the mountains of the Snowdonia Park and the more coastal plains of the Llyn Peninsula. The village is famous as being the birthplace of Lloyd George, the British Prime Minister during the First World War. His childhood home is just down the road from the cottage and a museum commemorating his life is well worth a visit. There’s a great pub serving local food on your doorstep and a stocked fishing river just up the road.

Bodfan is also a great base from which to explore the whole of North Wales. The seaside village of Criccieth is just a 5 minute drive away (and has the best ice cream in the world) and the Snowdonia mountains are only 15 minutes further on. There’s pony trekking, sailing, paintballing, go carting and cross country Segway riding all available within a short distance. The petting farm in nearby Chwilog is our family’s favourite day out (despite the fact that we live on a farm) and should not to be missed. Take a picnic and enjoy the fabulous views as the children play with the newborn lambs.

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Guest Reviews

Geoff Sargeant

We absolutely loved this cottage – very well equipped & cosy atmosphere – tastefully decorated & very comfortable .
Perfectly placed for exploring Snowdonia & the Lynn Peninsular – Extra bonus for us was to be able to bring our dog & there were some great walks in the area , especially along the coastal path & up the river valley .
The pub outside the front door did worry us initially , but our worries turned out to be unfounded – The pub was very friendly & we would definitely recommend the pizza’s they serve on Fri & Sat night
We will definitely consider booking again soon !

Wayne Malcolm

We had a bit of difficulty identifying the cottage, the front door has been changed and painted and a porch had been added, so it looked nothing like the images on the website.

We arrived during the Wales Euro match so the beer garden was full – a sea of red shirts watching the match, not what we expected – a poor result for the Reds meant the celebrations were subdued.

I think explaining about the proximity of the beer garden would help with identifying the cottage and for people deciding whether its for them. I know you say its on the doorstep, it actually is.

Pub was excellent and the staff were friendly.

Cottage was a good size and well equipped, living room was comfortable and the wood burner is always a treat, Kitchen was great though maybe think about swapping the door round on the fridge.

Bedrooms were lovely and the bathroom was great.

The outside space has a nice aspect and overlooks a community run garden. A gate on the access to the rear would have made a huge difference to us enjoying the space as it would allow us to have the dog off its lead.

The area is stunning, really beautiful and we enjoyed some excellent walks to the beach and into Criccieth, the riverside walk is world class, sturdy footwear and drinking water are essential. Definitely coming back to this part of Wales.

A lovely stay…. thank you!

Debbie Evans

A great week in a lovey, well equipped cottage. On arrival we did find another key safe on the other side of the shed. Our fault as we did not quite follow the instructions!! However it would be a good idea if this was taken away to avoid any confusion!

The cottage was very comfortable although the mattress in the back bedroom could do with being a little thicker. The bathroom was very clean, ( as was the whole cottage), however the shower lacked water pressure – I suspect not much can be done about this.

The pub was literally in the front garden and was great. Run as a community pub and all the staff we met were very friendly.

It may be a little noisy if you have young children, but this did not bother us.

The village was lovely, no problem parking and close to Portmerion, Porthmadog and some fabulous beaches.

All in all a fabulous stay and I would have no hesitation in using Dioni again.

Diolch yn fawr,

Debbi and Phil

Cheryl and Roy

Cosy, comfortable and a great base for exploring would highly recommend and we hope to be back really soon.

Sioned Mai Fidler

A lovely cottage in a beautiful historic village fully equipped with everything you’ll need for a great family holiday. Such a great location and a good base for Eryri (Snowdonia) and Pen Llyn. The only drawback this time was that there’s a pub immediately outside the property which was quite noisy until very late, which wasn’t ideal with children. But think this was mainly as pubs are currently only open outside.

Sharon and Neil
September 2, 2020

Great little cottage. Cosy and comfortable. Has everything you need. Ideally located for exploring the countryside and beaches of the Llyn Peninsula. Would happily stay again.


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