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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

Bev Crawford

We had a lovely stay in laundry cottage loved the cottage it was clean and smelled lovely and fresh on arrival and nice complimentary wine etc , only will mention grill in oven as don’t want cleaners to think we left a dirty grill we didn’t leave it we never used it if we had we would have washed it . Our dogs really loved garden nice that it’s enclosed as can let them in and out , beautiful walks from the cottage the woods & river near cottage are beautiful, walks along beach not far from cottage we had a very relaxing break found cottage very comfortable we wouldn’t hesitate to return to laundry cottage 😊

tracy smith

Fabulous stay


We loved this beautiful cottage and its tranquil setting. Fabulous weather, great walks and beaches nearby, the ancient woodland walk is a must as is watching the sunset from the track above the farm, and eating Alfresco in March was a joy! Laundry Cottage is well equipped and the welcome pack and helpfulness of the owners spot on.

Sheila Tunstall

A lovely cottage, set in private grounds giving seclusion without isolation. Very comfortable accommodation.

Katherine Hughes

We had a lovely stay at Laundry cottage. The cottage is beautiful, spotlessly clean and has everything you need for a stay away from home. The garden is fantastic and the dog loved playing outside in the secure garden. There are fantastic walks near by and we will definitely be booking again.

Tim Atkinson

A great little cottage tucked away in a very quiet location. The gas fire was a particular highlight during a damp week in November, and probably better than a log burner because it didn’t need cleaning up! Everything you need is there (other than a washing machine, but don’t let that put you off) including a generous welcome pack on arrival. No phone signal but very good WiFi. 4-5 minute drive to the local Spar supermarket, which includes an award winning butchers so well worth checking out. 10 minute drive to Barmouth where you can find everything else you might need. Highly recommended if you are looking for a quiet week away but still close enough to facilities and spectacular countryside. Helen, who manages the cottage, was extremely responsive and helpful via email. I would definitely book again next time I am planning a holiday in the area.

Virginia Pilkington

What a lovely time we had at Laundry cottage.
The location is beautiful for all the walks we did everyday on the hills behind following all the footpaths and tracks, the paths through the woodland that followed the stream were stunning in the October light and misty rain. Planning our thoughts for our next visit.

Ray Robinson

We’ve used Dioni for the past 10 years and all of their cottages have been excellent.
The Laundry cottage is no exception. The location is quite secluded which is brilliant. And it’s fully fenced so your dogs cannot wander off.
And there’s always a generous welcome pack when you arrive.
All in all it’s top notch every time.
We’ll be back


Third time at Laundry Cottage and there’s now a shed alongside the cottage with a barbecue, camping chairs and games in it. We had glorious sunny weather for two of the days we were there and apart from one drizzly day we were able to dine al fresco. The cottage was as cosy as ever and due to the thick walls we never needed the heating despite the temperature dropping on October nights once the sun set. We discovered a walk by the river that we hadn’t found on previous visits and visited the neolithic burial chamber less than ten minutes walk away. I think we’ll be back again next year I’m already missing it!


A really lovely cottage, highly recommended.

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