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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
Dog Friendly
Near Beach
Real Fire
Welcome Pack
Cot (cot-linen not provided)
High Chair
Central Heating
Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First Aid kit
Fire extinguisher or blanket
2 Pets
Freezer (not icebox)
Washing Machine
Tumble Dryer
Iron and ironing board
Smart TV
Toys/ Games/ Books
Mobile phone reception
Private Garden
Enclosed garden
Off street parking
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.

Here's a link for more information on the local area that you might find useful:
Things to do in Barmouth

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Guest Reviews

Ian powis

We had a great time at the cottage.
Very clean and tidy with nice big outside for the dogs and humans depending on the weather.
Great for jumping on the train to Barmouth etc.
A couple of suggestions for the owner.
A parasol for outside table and a couple of new mattresses for the single beds.
Apart from that everything else was excellent and would highly recommend.

Suzanne Prince

We spent a lovely few days at Glanaber.
It is such a welcoming home.
So well equipped with such attention to detail, everything you could possibly need. Super comfy beds.
Beautiful tranquil location with stunning views.
Would definitely recommend and hope to return soon.

Glynn phillips

We had a great time at Glanaber. 3 adults 3 kids over the weekend. Very homely, clean and well maintained.

Lynne Thompson

Thank you and your family again for an exceptional holiday in your home from home.
This is our 2nd visit and it is always beautiful.
We always make the most of the outdoor space and ease to the trains, mountains and beach. The welcome basket is great and a nice touch. Would highly recommend to any families. Thank you again.

Paul Harley

Second visit and still very impressed with the cottage, location and cleanliness
Ideal for our dogs and so close to the beach

H Jane

Just returned from a superb break at this lovely home from home. Glanaber is a gorgeous retreat, well appointed and in a lovely quiet location but within striking distance of all that this area can offer. Whilst the weather meant we didn’t get to relax in the lovely landscaped gardens we loved the easy access (short walk) to miles upon miles of near deserted doggy friendly beach or lovely walks from the cottage up into the hills and then back down through the woods at Talybon and home. Easy access to Barmouth, Portmeiron, Harlech and Yr Wyddfa (if you are feeling energetic). The comfy beds and well thought out interior help to make any break relaxing even with a pair of teenagers and an energetic dog. Highlights were numerous circular walks around the Mawddach estuary, the cows and sheep coming and going in the adjoining field and the chips from the Dyffryn seaside resort chip shop! Another great break with Dioni with lovely hosts.

John Hanson

We had an amazing stay at Glanaber. The walk to the beach each evening was a great way to unwind no cars.

House was well equipped and clean.

We would recommend

Heather Borland

This is such a cosy, comfortable and modern property it was a real pleasure to stay in it. Set in beautiful countryside and close to a lovely sandy beach it is a place where you can really relax. The local spar shop and butchers kept us fed plus fish and chips from the Norbar on the main road towards Barmouth. The garden was great for the dog and for us to sit out and enjoy the lovely sunny weather. I wish we could have stayed for a second week!


We have an amazing stay at Glanaber, what wonderful accommodation with lots of space for all the family and dog. The beds were very soft and comfortable and the train station was very handy, we went to Llanbedr, Barmouth and Harlech very cheaply. I would definitely be back. Loved the welcome hamper and homemade cake, lovely touch.


We had a lovely stay at Glanaber. The house is clean, comfortable and very well equipped.

Perfectly placed to explore both the coast and Snowdonia.

The welcome hamper was very impressive, full of lots of tasty treats. We would gladly return

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