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Romantic Self Catering Cottage in Dyffryn Ardudwy | Laundry-Cottage

Dog FriendlyNear BeachNear Pub

Laundry-Cottage is a romantic self catering cottage in Dyffryn Ardudwy and just oozes character. A unique 14th Century stone built cottage with its original inglenook, hand carved oak beams and a spiral stone staircase. You can almost taste the history in this place. The cottage sits within the grounds of an Elizabethan Manor House, Cors Y Gedol, which was built in 1576 by Richard Vaughan. And, as the name suggest, was used as a laundry for the grand house. But don’t worry, you wont be asked to do any of the ironing during your stay.

As you walk in through the front door the kitchen and dinning area is to your left and the sitting area is to your right. The kitchen is simple but well equipped. The sitting area is comfortable and the living flame gas fire set in the impressive inglenook gives the room that sort of natural focus point. Little things like the material for the hand made curtains and cushions have obviously been carefully selected and add a touch of class to the property. A whitewashed stone corridor leads off to the ground floor twin bedroom and bathroom. Mind your head! Some guests could argue that the bathroom next door is a bit small. But I guess big bathrooms weren’t a priority during the 14th Century, and I think it actually adds to the character of the cottage.

The stone spiral staircase then leads up to a large first floor bedroom. The original cruck timber frame painted black is offset by the whitewashed walls. The irregular lines and texture are a real welcome contrast to today’s straight edges and wipe down surfaces. Perhaps the cleaners wouldn’t agree. Anyway, I could go on about this cottage for ages but I’m worried I’d bore you. 14th Century, stone spiral staircase in the grounds of and Edwardian Manor House. What more do you want?!

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Cottage Type
Dog Friendly, Near Beach, Near Pub
Linen, Towels, WiFi
2 Pets, Hob, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Iron and ironing board, TV
Enclosed garden, Off street parking, Private Garden
Additional Information
No Central Heating
Cot and High chair on request
Storage Heating downstairs
Electric Heating Upstairs.

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The directions to this romantic self catering cottage reads “turn right in the village through the gated entrance. Proceed up the drive for just over a mile..” I should add of course that the ‘gated entrance’ is the original stone structures erected by Richard Vaughan in 1576. The 1.5 mile drive is as straight as an arrow and leads directly to the Hall at the far end. It’s flanked by ancient woods on both sides and the wide grass verges are covered with snowdrops and daffodils in the springtime.

The cottage itself has a large private lawned area which looks out over a field and then some woodland. Beyond that you’ve got the 7 miles of sandy coastline that stretches from Harlech to the north down to Barmouth in the south. The rugged Rhinog mountains provide a back drop to the property and presents a true wilderness for keen walkers. A couple of pubs in the village both serving food. But probably a bit too far to walk after dark.

A quick internet search will show that there are lots of things to do in the area. Adrenaline educing activities as well as more relaxed pastimes. Sites of special historic interest as well as sites of special scientific interest. The world’s your lobster as my gran once said.

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

Claire McC

Our second time staying at Laundry Cottage, the first ten years ago to the month. And it was just as fabulous as we remembered. A lovely welcome pack was left for us, including a delicious cake and wine which did well for a birthday whilst we were there, and a packet of treats for our young dog – this was her first holiday away and she loved it! The secluded and secure location, but with amazing walks right from the door meant she hugely enjoyed herself. We found our first Geocaches up on the hills behind the house; swam in the sea which was amazingly warm; climbed Cadair Idris which has been on the list for a long time; and wandered down through the woods to the fab pub. We will definitely be back! Thankyou Dioni and the Laundry Cottage owners.

Friso van Gent

We’ve just returned from a fantastic week at the Laundry Cottage. The cottage is cosy and clean. The area is beautiful. There’re many walks right from the estate as well as being close to the beach and the rest of Snowdonia. Thank you!

Janet Dark

Took my grandchildren 6 and 10yrs and daughter as I had stayed myself the previous year with friends they loved the cottage, woods and Barmouth area. Cottage was well equipped with everything including toys for the beach, in the shed and information of local attractions.

Dave Cooke

Laundry Cottage can only be described as ‘quirky’ (in a nice way). We had a really glorious week (weather-wise) and the cottage met all our needs for a holiday to be fondly remembered. I think it’s well understood that we have become taller as the centuries have progressed which is reflected in the height of the doorways and made us more aware of our surroundings. Overall, the cottage provided a welcome, quiet break in beautiful & peaceful surroundings.

Linda Cheeseman

Beautiful cottage, and what a beautiful setting.
We loved it, the basket of treats was greatly appreciated , especially after a long journey.
Loads of great places to visit, fab scenery.
We will definitely recommend .
Thank You

Lin Bolton

Our third time at Laundry cottage and it won’t be our last. Everytime it gets harder to leave. Beautiful well equipped cottage with lovely walks on the doorstep. It’s so quiet and relaxing we had to drag ourselves away to visit nearby places of which there are plenty. Lovely welcome basket left by our thoughtful hosts. Looking forward to our next visit.

Alan Clark

Laundry Cottage is exceptional and we loved our second stay here.


We stayed at Laundry Cottage for the fourth time last week, we’d had a stressful 5 months so were looking forward to our stay & we weren’t disappointed. It’s like a little sanctuary here. We had rain, we had sunshine & we had snow! We felt privileged to experience the area in snow, such spectacular scenery & lots of walks with our young Border Collie, ending in the cosy, comfortable Laundry Cottage. We had a lovely surprise when we arrived of a hamper with lots of goodies including treats for the dog, so thoughtful. The owners were very kind & attentive, nothing was too much trouble. Thank you. We have booked another week later on this year which we’re really looking forward to. 

Alan Clark

A really special place.
The perfect location for us.
The best things come in small packages.

Ray Smith

Our fourth time at Laundry Cottage, it was as cosy as ever and we had two gorgeous sunny days out of the five we were there, which was an added bonus for October. The cottage has just about everything you need and the welcome pack was appreciated. Explored more of the local walks this year including walking down to Benar beach and back, quite a trek back up the hill!

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