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Traditional Country Cottage In an Idyllic Location | Bodlondeb

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You’ll find this traditional country cottage in an idyllic location, on a quiet country lane at the foot of Cnicht - aka the Welsh Matterhorn. It sleeps up to eight guests, in three double bedrooms and one twin.

Bodlondeb is a solid, handsome, stone-and-slate Welsh farmhouse close to Harlech, Portmeirion, and Porthmadog. Four bedrooms make it a roomy cottage stay, ideal for a large family or group of friends.

You’ll find it in the most idyllic rural setting. Cradled by Eryri's (Snowdonia) mountain landscapes, the cottage is equidistant - around 2 miles - between the villages of Maentwrog and Llanfrothen. It’s worth noting that both of these villages have decent pubs serving food as well as drinks.

This traditional country cottage in an idyllic location is an eighteenth-century home which retains plenty of original character. We love the beamed ceilings, terracotta floor tiles and wood burners in the kitchen and sitting room. The cottage is welcoming and comfortable.

The large farmhouse kitchen is well equipped with everything you could possibly need to cook up the most hearty of holiday feasts. We love the red clay floor tiles, and the rustic oak beam that sits over the inglenook range. The kitchen comes with an electric oven and hob, a washing machine, and there is plenty of storage space in the cupboards.

You’ll find a breakfast table in the kitchen, with a more formal dining table in a cheerful separate dining room. Beyond the kitchen, you’ll find a nice little conservatory / sun room with wicker chairs. A back door leads from this sunny space into the garden.

Also downstairs you’ll find a decent size sitting room with two very comfortable leather sofas. There is a wood burning stove in here, and lovely views from the windows. It’s the perfect place to put your feet up and relax. A handy downstairs loo completes the ground floor accommodation.

Upstairs there are four bedrooms: three doubles and one twin. Two of the double bedrooms have ensuite shower rooms; the other two bedrooms share a family bathroom with shower over bath.

The cottage has an enclosed, slightly banked garden, which blends into the big landscapes beyond. There is a patio terrace for al fresco drinks and dining, and a further comfortable seating area under an attractive wooden pergola. An idyllic place to enjoy a sundowner or two.

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Cottage Type
Dog Friendly, Real Fire
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating, Smoke detector, Carbon monoxide detector, First Aid kit, Fire extinguisher or blanket
2 Pets, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Smart TV, Toys/ Games/ Books, Mobile phone reception
Private Garden, Enclosed garden, Bike Storage
Additional Information
Cot and Highchair available on request.

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You’ll find this traditional country cottage in an idyllic location, on a quiet country lane at the foot of Cnicht - aka the Welsh Matterhorn.

Cradled by Snowdonia’s beautiful mountain landscapes the cottage is equidistant - around 2 miles - between the villages of Maentwrog and Llanfrothen. Both of these villages have decent pubs serving food and drinks. Your closest grocery pitstop is a couple of miles down the road at Penrhyn.

Head slightly further afield in the direction of the coast and you’ll reach the lovely harbour town of Porthmadog, which has a high street full of independent shops. The harbour has a good selection of restaurants and cafes, and if you’re a fan of real ales look out for the Purple Moose brewery too. Porthmadog is also home to what will be your closest large supermarket (there’s a large Tesco on the High Street).

From Porthmadog, a 20-minute walk will get you to the seaside village of Borth-y-Gest, where you’ll find attractive sandy beaches and a couple of traditional style cafes. The wonderfully eccentric Portmeirion is a short distance from Porthmadog and another great place to spend the day.

You can jump on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland railways at Porthmadog for a magical ride through Eryri (Snowdonia). The railways run a regular service throughout the year, with family-friendly and some themed events in school holidays. The Tan Y Bwlch steam railway station is just a 15 minute walk from your cottage.

Around 15 minutes’ drive north from this traditional country cottage in an idyllic location you’ll find the supremely pretty Eryri (Snowdonia) mountain village of Beddgelert. This is a great place to potter about, and maybe even take a picnic to enjoy on the riverbank. There are some great family-friendly walks around the village, and ample opportunities for post-ramble refreshments.

The historic town of Harlech lies around ten miles to the south. Harlech is home to a clifftop UNESCO World Heritage Site medieval castle and one of the best links golf courses in the UK at Royal St David’s. Its hills and winding lanes provide plenty of nooks and crannies to explore, and some great places to eat. Beach lovers should check out the sandy dunes at Harlech’s beach, and Morfa Dyffryn.

If you are into adventure and outdoor sports, you could not be better placed to enjoy a multitude of activities on offer – gorge walking, climbing, walking, kayaking, white water rafting, canyoning, SUP etc are all readily available throughout the area from a number of different activity providers.

Or you could just pull on your walking boots and head out of the front door. The cottage is perfectly placed if you fancy taking on Cnicht for breathtaking mountain scenery and one of Eryri (Snowdonia)’s best 360-degree summit panoramas. The best route up is from the nearby village of Croesor.

This traditional country cottage in an idyllic location is around 40 minutes from the foot of Snowdon, Zip World’s Fforest Coaster and Zip World. The Deep Mine Tour at Llechwedd Mine, Blaenau Ffestiniog is a short drive, or make it a real adventure and travel there on your steam train (departure from Porthmadog).

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Guest Reviews


The cottage was very cosy and warm, also very clean and very well equipped. The location was perfect , best visiting spots within an hour drive. The mountains in front of the cottage absolutely beautiful. We would highly recommend this cottage.
Many thanks

Bridget Carter

We stayed at Bodlondeb wk beginning 13th October.
The house was amazing, immaculately clean, so well set out with everything we could need for our stay. All the rooms were spacious and most of the bedrooms had an en suite or sink facilities, so perfect for the three generations staying.
The outside area was lovely, with plenty of room and different areas for playing, eating or sitting out.
The situation was good for visiting various places in Snowdonia and the coast.
Our needs were met perfectly by the house, we had a fabulous holiday and I really couldn’t fault anything.

Sue Baird

Loved our stay at Bodlondeb. The cottage was really comfortable, clean and well equipped.
Lovely walks around the lakes which was great for our dog. Would definitely recommend and stay there again.

Jeremy and family

This is our second holiday booked through Dioni, and both have been wonderful. Bodlondeb was a great base for exploring the area. On warm and dry days, the outdoor seating areas are fabulous, and if it’s cold and wet, the cottage is very cosy. There were four adults and two children in our group, and we were all very comfortable. There was a nice welcome pack, and the owner is very helpful. We’d happily stay there again.

Claire Buxton

A beautiful house, which was plenty big enough for 6 adults, 2 children, 1 infant and 2 dogs!!
The kitchen had everything you needed with plenty of crockery and cutlery. The sitting room and dining room were both spacious and comfortable. Bodlondeb had a very homely feel about it and was spotlessly clean.
The welcome pack was lovely too.
The children loved the play/treehouse and there were plenty of seating areas to choose from for the grown-ups!
The only slightly negative thing we found was that the lawn wasn’t enclosed at the bottom ….we kept the dogs on their leads.
We didn’t want to leave which speaks for itself.
Thank you.

JP and family

Great house for a large family – well-equipped and enough space for all, wonderful setting – quiet but close to towns for shops.

Ian Wood

What a great cottage, loads of room for 6 adults and 2 children, everything we needed was at the cottage, and a great outdoor space for us all and 2 dogs to chill. Portmadog 20 minutes away for those that need a ‘big’ shop. Harlech beach is a must for those with or without dogs. We had a great time at the cottage and would not hesitate to use it again.
Nerys, the owner is a phone call away and very helpful.

Rebecca S

We loved our stay! The walks from the front door were incredible. The house was warm, inviting, and well located. We loved the different seating areas in the garden too: perfect for enjoying the sunshine at different times.


Perfect location. Clean and comfortable cottage with everything one would need.

Deb Kirby

A week booked at Bodlondeb for my daughters 40th birthday. A great location, very peaceful & nice views from the front of the cottage. Inside is well equipped, although the kitchen could do with a new frying pan that does not stick. The cottage on entering feels snug, warm & comfortable. It iwas spotlessly clean too. A lovely hamper was left for us by the owner, a very kind gesture & much enjoyed. We were a party of 4 adults & 3 children there was plenty of space & at no time did we feel cramped. The children enjoyed the garden with a playhouse & slide at the side of the cottage. Outside parking for both our cars to the side of the cottage was good. We have really enjoyed our stay in this beautiful cottage, we would definitely return & would reccommend to anyone that wants some peace & quiet for a while but has many great places to visit not far away.

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