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Beautiful Seaside Holiday Cottage In Dyffryn Ardudwy Near Barmouth | Glanaber

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You’ll find this beautiful seaside holiday cottage in Dyffryn Ardudwy near Barmouth. Recently renovated, it has a magazine-photoshoot-ready interior which exudes a happy warmth. Glanaber sleeps up to six guests in two doubles and one twin bedroom, and is perfect for a relaxed family getaway.

The detached cottage sits in a quiet rural setting, within easy walking distance of the local pub and a gorgeous sandy beach. Far-reaching views take in farmland and grassy pastures, ancient dry stone walls, and the foothills of the Rhinog mountains. It really is a pretty special spot.

The local village is Dyffryn Ardudwy, a friendly coastal community flanked by the Rhinog mountains to the east and the Irish Sea to the west. It is a place of epic sunsets and rugged, timeless landscapes, and close to many of the region’s most popular towns and attractions. Portmeirion, Harlech, Barmouth and Dolgellau are all just a short hop away by car.

Back at our cottage, a gravel drive leads to the front door which opens into a beautifully presented living room. There is an attractive slate hearth and exposed brick fireplace, and a log burner which comes with a supply of logs. We love the rustic beech window sills (they were reclaimed from the owner’s local family farm), the luxurious limestone flooring, and the general vibes of welcome and warmth. Two comfortable sofas and a gorgeous mid-century style easy chair are just waiting to be sunk into.

The kitchen diner is a large bright space which runs the full width of the cottage. This is a dreamy place to cook up your holiday feasts. Bright, well laid out, and with some gorgeous design touches - stylish oak worktops as well as more limestone flooring and reclaimed beech window sills, it is a really lovely space. There is a handy breakfast bar at one end of the kitchen, and an attractive dining table at the other. Patio doors open out from the dining space into a sizeable rear garden.

Upstairs, the bedrooms – two doubles and one twin – are extremely comfortable and beautifully presented, with lovely fabrics and furnishings used throughout. There is a very attractive family bathroom with a large walk in shower and a free standing slipper bath, ideal for a nice relaxing soak in! We love the geometric tiled flooring.

Outside this beautiful seaside holiday cottage in Dyffryn Ardudwy near Barmouth, you’ll find large lawned gardens to the front and rear, with access to an adjacent field. There is an attractive raised dining patio for al fresco food and drinks, and beyond the garden the splendid sandy beach is less than a mile / 15 minute walk away.

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Cottage Type
Pet Friendly, Near Beach, 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, Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board, Smart TV, Toys/ Games/ Books, Mobile phone reception
Private Garden, Enclosed garden, Off street parking, BBQ
Additional Information
Decking area with seating adjacent to the stream.
A large garden and patio area that are south and West facing.
Mountain views from the house and garden and seating from various aspect.
Peak of Snowdon and Criccieth visible !

Short Walking distance to the childrens park, playing fields and local shops.
Train station for the Cambrian coast allowing car free access to the beautiful coastal towns along the Bay, only a 2 minute walk away !

Just under 1 mile to the Sandy Bennar beach via a quiet track, suitable for prams and bikes.
The Walk to the beach takes you through the well maintained caravan site of Seaside Estate where fish and chips, pub , play park and general stores grocery shop are open seasonally.

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A quiet, rural village located on the beautiful west coast of the Snowdonia National Park, Dyffryn Ardudwy is home to a thriving farming community and is a popular holiday destination. The stunning mountain backdrop is dotted with generations-old Welsh hill farms.

This beautiful seaside holiday cottage in Dyffryn Ardudwy near Barmouth is also close to Pen Llyn, Harlech, Dolgellau, Porthmadog, Criccieth and Portmeirion. Flanked by the Rhinog mountains to the east and the Irish Sea to the west, you can expect epic sunsets and rugged, timeless landscapes.

Drive around ten minutes south from the cottage to get to Barmouth’s sandy Blue Flag beach which stretches for two miles and is perfect for picnics, swimming, paddling and surfing. There is traditional seaside fun along the promenade, and plenty of shops, cafés, restaurants, pubs and ice cream parlours.

A little further south beyond Barmouth will bring you to Dolgellau, home to the Coed Y Brenin mountain biking centre, where you can bring your own bike or hire one from the Beics Brenin visitor centre. There are eight trails ranging from blue to black, so something for the whole family. There are also excellent running and walking trails through the woods.

Harlech, which is around six miles to the north – is a short drive or a very pleasant walk along the Wales Coastal Path. 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 for a decent lunch, afternoon tea or dinner.

The coastline near Dyffryn Ardudwy is one of sandy dunes and marram grass. Your closest beach – Benar Beach – is around a mile, or a 15 minute walk away. It is a great place for a picnic and a paddle, but also a bit of a hidden gem for surfing and bodyboarding. Expect consistent rolling waves and beautiful views of the Gwynedd coastline stretching to the north and south.

There’s easy access to many of Snowdonia’s most popular attractions and destinations from this beautiful seaside holiday cottage in Dyffryn Ardudwy near Barmouth. They include Zip World, Bounce Below, and the Llechwedd Deep Mine experience at Blaenau Ffestiniog. The enchanting village of Portmeirion, with its Italianate follies, interesting shops, famous chinaware, cafés and beautiful gardens, is a 30 minute drive.

If you prefer to keep things simple on your hols, you’re in great walking country. The Rhinog mountains offer some of the most spectacular landscapes in the UK with all-shades-of-satisfying routes and no shortage of spectacular spots for a picnic. Take a look at our blog for some Rhinog walking inspiration.

To kick off your local exploring, and to get a sense of the timelessness of these ancient landscapes, walk through the nearby Coed Cors y Gedol (Cors y Gedol Woodland) on the edge of the village to the prehistoric burial chamber at Cors y Gedol – it dates to somewhere between 4,200BC and 3,000BC. This is a really special place – the beautiful oak woodland - a ‘temperate rainforest’ - is a Special Site of Scientific Interest (SSSI) and one of the most important woodland conservation areas in Europe.

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Guest Reviews

Lynne Thompson

Thank you, we visited in the great weather and made full use of this lovely house and outdoor space.
It is excellent in every way. Well equipped in the kitchen making cooking easy and alfresco dinning a pleasure. The beds are really comfy and the best sleep we all have had on the first night away, listening to the babbling stream.
We went as 2 families each 2 adults and 2 15 year old children. There is plenty of room throughout and the down stairs toilet was a bonus.
The walk to the beach is flat and not busy. The train is a 2 minute walk away and is cheap and easy way to visit the coastal towns. We used this several times with ease.
The welcome basket was a lovely touch along with the maps of walks in the area, again thank you.
Easy to reach Mount Snowdon and Cadir Idris.


We stayed at Glanaber for 6 nights with our 5 year old daughter and our dog. The property is fantastic – really great decor inside and a beautiful garden. Also a really lovely welcome gift from the hosts and a guidebook for the local area, which was nice. The property has everything we needed, including lots of games/toys for the little one. It also has a good location – very peaceful but also convenient for beaches and nearby towns. Would highly recommend – we hope to return someday!!

Susan Ballantyne

This place is stunning. The house has everything you need, and is beautifully decorated inside. Sarah and David also made our dog feel very welcome. We live in a rural location ourselves, but the scenery around North Wales is on another level. The garden at Glanaber is peaceful and gorgeous and it was so lovely to see the cows each day in the next field. For things to do I would highly recommend Barmouth, Harlech with its castle and Cricceth was stunning with its beach and shops. Although an hour away we also drove to Caernarfon which was well worth the drive. We had a lovely meal at The Victoria Inn at Llanaber, and the fish and chips from The Mermaid in Barmouth were delicious. I would definitely come back, the added bonus with 3 grown up children coming with us was the downstairs toilet which isn’t on the website. Thank you for an amazing week.

Paul Harley

What a great location. We were very surprised with the facilities afforded by the hosts, never have we been somewhere that has every thing you would at home. There were games to play, DVD’s and even spare batteries for the torch. The beds were really comfortable. It is a very spacious cottage with a safe enclosed garden that our dog really enjoyed. The sunsets were spectacular and the sun shines on the garden just before it sets.


What a wonderful time we had at Glanaber. The cottage was beautifully decorated and immaculately clean. A great location near glorious empty beaches and Harlech a few minutes drive away. Our dogs enjoyed the enclosed garden and settled in straightaway. We hope to return and explore the area more. Thank you Sarah for being such a fabulous host.


We had a wonderful stay at Glanaber. It’s a beautiful spacious, well equipped house in a perfect location. The owner made us feel really welcome with a note and a hamper (even including treats for our dog). The weather was good most of the time, so we had some lovely walks to the beach, but even when it rained we were happy just relaxing in the house in front of the log burner. We didn’t want to leave and will be back for longer next time.

Joanna Bright

We had a fantastic weekend break relaxing at Glanaber, such a beautiful comfortable home. Everything you need and so wonderfully presented. The welcome note and hamper from Sarah was a lovely touch. Excellent location. Our three teenagers loved all the games you provided and it actually got them away from their phones, so thank you! A much needed family weekend ! We will definitely be back. Thank you so much x


Loved our stay at Glanaber. We felt very at home and loved the location.
The garden is a great size for a dog and you can rest at ease knowing they can explore safely while you relax on the decking by the stream or on the slate patio.
The house has everything you need and more. The owner Sarah has thought of everything. The gift basket and welcome note was a lovely touch.
Beds and sofas are very comfy and everything feels very looked after and new. The log fire was lovely during the cooler evenings.

The location was great too. Close to a lovely long beach. The nearby train station (2 minutes down the road) is very handy if you want to have a break from driving and visit places along the coast.

This is a gem of a property. Would definitely recommend.
Diolch Sarah and family

Fiona Panes

A perfect house and garden for our weekend stay, Glanaber is one of the best equipped houses we have stayed in and was exceptionally clean and comfortable. Great location as well with walks from the house to the beach.
Thanks so much to Sarah for all the welcoming touches in the house.

Anthony Boden

Absolutely beautiful cottage in a perfect setting, one mile from the nearest beach.
Lovely touches from the owners, gifts on arrival, very nice.
Would definitely recommend and look forward to returning.

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