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Romantic Self Catering Cottage in Dyffryn Ardudwy | Laundry-Cottage

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

Floor Plans




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.

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Guest Reviews


Lovely little cottage in a beautiful area (mountains and sea and ancient woodland) with everything you need including a totally dog safe garden.

Kim roberts

Beautiful cosy cottage full of character stunning location. Loads of lovely walks in the bluebell woods. Appreciated the welcome pack. Would highly recommend. Helen was very helpful.

Bob Smith
October 13, 2020

Our second time here in this lovely cottage away from it all. The weather was better than last year, we even had a couple of days of sunshine that we could sit out in. There was plenty of birdlife to watch in the garden and surrounding trees- robins, finches, tits even a buzzard that perched in a nearby tree for about half an hour, we heard but never spotted woodpeckers. The cottage is full of character and has pretty much everything you need for a short stay (could do with bigger bowls for soups/stews etc but that’s the only minor gripe) and is about midway between Barmouth and Harlech for shopping and beaches. We will almost certainly be booking again for next year. Diolch

Bob Smith
October 16, 2019

A lovely cottage, full of character and very cosy. We appreciated the welcome pack and the cottage is well equipped. We spent five nights here and the weather was variable but that’s par for the course in Wales in October. It’s not far to Barmouth and there are plenty of walks in the area. There were two Shetland ponies in the adjoining field who were very entertaining!
I’m pretty sure we’ll be booking again for next year.

Amanda Pattenden
September 21, 2019

Just arrived home from our second stay at Laundry Cottage. We have had such an amazing, restful time. The weather has been just wonderful with just one overcast day.
The cottage is just great. Quaint and comfy and the perfect base for explorations and adventures. Great walks from the cottage through ancient woodlands alongside bubbling rivers and up over the hills. Evenings spent walking up behind the cottage to view the stunning sunsets.
Everything you could need was provided for and everything I forgot, I found !
The welcome pack is such a treat and really was an invitation to enjoy, so we did !
We will be back : )
Andy, Amanda & Chilli Dog x

Angela Hawke
September 14, 2019

Another lovely holiday at Laundry Cottage. The weather was very mixed this time, but we walked in the woods on the really rainy days, up the hill on the better days, and on the beach on the sunniest days. We really appreciated the generous welcome pack, having arrived quite late. Hope to be back again.


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