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Traditional Stone Holiday Cottage In Cwm Nantcol | Glandwr

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Glandwr is a traditional stone holiday cottage in Cwm Nantcol above the picturesque village of Llanbedr in North Wales. This three-bedroom cottage on the banks of the river Artro is within easy reach of both the mountains and the sea and provides a great base for families wanting to explore this lovely part of Eryri (Snowdonia)

A spacious kitchen/diner houses a traditional country cottage style kitchen on a quarry tile floor. A traditional Aga type oven provides the heat and hot water and large robust dining table provides plenty of room for family meals. The large picture window in front of the sink will help mum and dad keep an eye on the children playing in the back garden as they tidy everything away after diner.

The lounge next door is equally spacious with two large sofas flanking a warming log burner set within the original inglenook fireplace. Exposed beams and whitewashed stone walls are complemented by more modern lighting and a flat screen TV. The adjoining conservatory is a great space to escape to on warm summer evenings.

There are three bedrooms upstairs. The largest master bedroom has a wonderful king-sized bed centrally located under a vaulted roof. Plenty of storage space is provided and the window has a lovely view of the back garden. The bedroom next door is quite a bit smaller but still has room for a double bed. The third bedroom is a charming single room with a Victorian style bed. The bathroom is also on this first floor. This includes a shower over bath arrangement as well as a WC and washbasin.

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Cottage Type
Dog Friendly
Near Beach
Near Pub
Real Fire
Welcome Pack
Cot (cot-linen not provided)
High Chair
No Central Heating
2 Pets
Freezer (not icebox)
Washing Machine
Iron and ironing board
Security Deposit Required
Private Garden
Enclosed garden
On street parking
Additional Information

Washing machine and washer combined drier.

The water supply is directly from the river so is not suitable for drinking unless boiled but is perfectly fine to bath, shower and wash up in. There is no central heating in the property; the heating and hot water are provided by the woodburning stove and rayburn. There is no mobile phone reception at all on any network, but there is WIFI.

***Please note a £150 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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Llanbedr, a 10 minute walk from the cottage, is a very friendly and picturesque village on the Cambrian coast road just south of Harlech. There are a couple of pubs, a cafe and grocery store in the village. Another 10 minute walk from there will bring you down to the famous beaches at Shell Island.

Ten minutes away by car, the towns of Harlech and Barmouth offer a larger choice of restaurants and shops. Lot’s of adventure type activities around, including white water rafting, mountain biking, pony trekking etc. Others might enjoy more cultured attractions. The medieval castles, prehistoric structures, and narrow gauge railways that dot a landscape steeped in history.

Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon) and her sisters are a 30 minute drive away. But, if you’re a keen walker, Cwm Nantcol and the Rhinog Mountains just behind the cottage remains one of the UK’s true wildernesses. The mountains here are arguably every bit as spectacular, but benefit from being a bit more undiscovered. At the moment at least.

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

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Guest Reviews

Anne Gilpin

We had a really wonderful week at Glandwr Cottage. The cottage is cosy, comfortable and the kitchen has everything we needed, this really makes a difference so we didn’t have to go and buy the basics. On arrival there was some shortbread and a pint of milk, this was very much appreciated. The cottage is in such an idyllic spot, nestled in woodland and with the river just in front of the house, it also has the most beautiful wild enclosed garden, which was perfect for our dog, he loved it! I loved the little summerhouse, so peaceful to sit and listen to the sound of the river. There is also a great area at the back for a barbecue, kind of rough and ready but charming. There are loads of great walks from the cottage and beautiful beaches a short drive away, there are also a few pubs in the village, a bit of a walk away but doable.We fell in love with this place and really felt we were just getting settled before we had to leave, so we’ll definitely be back!

Stephan and Wera

Two wonderful weeks for our familiy in a paradise like garden and in a very cosy and tidy welsh cottage! Just a great place to be. We would have loved to stay longer. It felt like home right from the beginning.
Our three kids and us thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Plenty of room, great surroundings and a lot to discover.
Thank you for sharing your wonderful cottage with us and for the warm welcome with fresh flowers.

Lorna de Marco

It’s been years since we spent any quality time in North Wales. We’d been looking forward to a proper escape and we were not disappointed. Glandwr cottage is as quirky and comfortable as it is picturesque, perfectly located for a family or small group to enjoy the peace and quiet, as well as Llanbedr village, Shell Island dunes, Harlech with its castle and independent shops and eateries, Barmouth for all the fun of the seaside, wonderful walks at Nantcol waterfalls, and a bit of wild swimming in the high lakes. Snowdon too is also close at hand, although we didn’t venture there ourselves.

The cottage and garden are everything you could possibly ask for, well stocked and maintained, so cosy and peaceful with the river flowing by across the road, so beautiful that when asked by passing walkers if we were lucky enough to live here, we really regretted not being able to say yes.

Highly recommended, and we hope to return.

David Brown

Beautiful location and a lovely cottage. Only small gripes are the erratic parking of the next door neighbour making it impossible to park in our two allocated spaces. Had to park vehicle further up road. Washing machine wasn’t working and could do with more than 1 towel per person. Otherwise a lovely clean well presented cottage in an area we know well and never disappoints.


Had a wonderful week here, very peaceful location in the woods, but only 20 mins walk to the village shop and local pub and hotel. Many local walks (see notice board outside Victora Inn) and enjoyed visiting the waterfalls. We had a lovely cycle ride from Barmouth to Dolgellau, and a great day out in Harlech. Cottage very comfortable and wonderful garden to relax in. Hope to come again.

Paul spry

A delightful cottage with a superb cottage garden. Felt like home – wish it could be!

Maggie McLeod

A wonderfully relaxing week in a well positioned comfortable cottage. Our dogs loved it. The area is superb with lots of lovely pubs and restaurants. We hope to visit again.

Louise Hardy

Fantastic property in gorgeous setting. Very spacious, clean and comfy cottage in lovely gardens. Excellent walks nearby and from the door through woodlands, and further afield to beach. The kitchen is well stocked for cooking and beds are very comfy. Very peaceful spot and would definitely book again if staying in the area.

Judith and Mike Hawtree
October 6, 2020

We have just spent two wonderful weeks at Glandwr Cottage. We absolutely loved the quirkiness! Once the Rayburn was lit we were very cosy. The surroundings and the garden are beautiful . The kitchen is a real cook’s kitchen with everything you could possible need and you can store all your groceries in the pantry and the roomy fridge. The large bed was extremely comfortable and I loved going to sleep and waking up again to the sound of the river. The sitting room is so spacious and comfortable and how nice to have free logs for the woodburner. The welcome pack was very generous and arriving after a long journey to find the lights on and the table laid was very welcoming. There are wonderful walks straight from the cottage but it is in a great position for exploring the local area. The local beaches are absolutely wonderful and we took many dips in the sea ( quite bracing but so exhilarating). The lanes up to Nant Col and Cwm Bychan must be amongst the most scenic in Britain, there are not so many places which are so wild and unspoilt.
The shop in Llanbedr may be small but has all the essentials and a LOT more!
I could go on and on….. We will definitely return.

Paul, Sarah & Edward.
September 13, 2020

Great rural cottage with large wild garden. Perfect for a family of four and a dog or two. Large kitchen with table for 6. Owners take note; Cooker needs replacing. The temp settings have all rubbed off on the dials. Spacious lounge with beams and a cozy wood burner. I’m 6’5” and had no issues with the ceiling height.
Large double bedroom but the second double is far too small.
Big, wild, enclosed garden. Safe for the dogs. Had no problems with the neighbour.
The cattle grid on the lane was loud but overall it was an enjoyable holiday.

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