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Two Bedroom Holiday Cottage On The Banks of The River Dwyfor | Melin-Dwyfor

Pet FriendlyNear BeachNear PubEV Charger

Location, location, location is the word for this property. Set on the banks of the river Dwyfor this beautiful, two bedroom, ground floor cottage has Swallows and Amazons written all over it! From whiling away your days fishing for salmon or swimming down the river, there is plenty to do while staying at the cottage. A short, 5 minute drive will bring you to the popular seaside town of Criccieth where you’ll find beautiful beaches, great restaurants and cafes and the castle of course.

The property itself is located on the ground floor of a beautiful, traditional, stone cottage. The entrance brings you into the open plan kitchen, sitting room and dining room. Recently renovated, the look and feel of the room is modern and minimal with lots of splashes of colour that add to the ambience and feel to the room.

The grey hues of the kitchen units and tiles work really well to separate it from the rest of the room and there is everything you need to cater for your group - it’s perfect for a family of four. The sitting room area has plenty of comfy seating and the log burner effect fire gives the room its warm and cosy feel that many look for in a hideaway cottage in Wales.

The double and twin rooms are inkeeping with the rest of the house; a minimal feel but with great soft furnishings which bring warmth and they are both carpeted whereas the rest of the cottage has floorboards. The beds are incredibly inviting and a good nights sleep is sure to be on the cards here. The double bed can also be made up as twin beds at request. Waking up to the beautiful views of the garden and river are just an added bonus.

There is a family bathroom which has a walk-in shower, WC and washbasin.

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Cottage Type
Pet Friendly, Near Beach, Near Pub, EV Charger
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, No Cot, WiFi, No High Chair, Central Heating
2 Pets, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Iron and ironing board, TV
Shared Garden, Off street parking, BBQ
Additional Information
  • Tumble drier and washing machine is shared, in a separate area
  • The property has its own patio which is separate from the main gardens and house. Guest also have access the the main garden and adjoining field (approx 1 acre of woodland/wildlife friendly garden) and provides approx 100m of river bank on the Dwyfor. There are fishing rights from the land, this is available for fishing by guests who have the appropriate licence during the season by prior agreement.
  • EV Charging Point (7kW) - charger use is payable locally at a cost of £0.30p/kWh (the charger is shared with the neighbouring property)

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At the cottage itself, there is a private patio area with table and chairs. You also have access to the beautiful gardens which run down onto the banks of the river. The cottage comes with a fishing licence which enables guests to spend time fishing for salmon if they so wish. The river is also safe to swim in making it a great place to spend some time.

5 minutes in the car to the south is Criccieth. A great seaside town where there are plenty of places to eat and drink along with the famous castle, and the stunning beaches which are great for swimming off. The Bear Grylls Survival academy is just down the road if you fancy a bit of the great outdoors along with paintballing and off road segway.

A little further along the coast will bring you to Pwllheli which is a larger town and where you can spend days sailing from the marina - there is a market on Thursdays and again, plenty of places to eat and drink. The Llyn Peninsula has lots on offer with lots of stunning beaches and hidden coves to discover and beautiful small towns and villages, including Abersoch and Nefyn.

Portmierion Village is 20 minutes away in Porthmadog along with the Welsh Highlands steam train which will take you through the mountains to Caernarfon. Further inland are the Snowdonia mountains and lakes where you can take part in outdoor and water sport activities - there are lots of activity providers that can make a day in the mountains truly memorable. Zip world and Slate mountain are based in Blaenau Ffestiniog and a great place to spend the day. Towns like Betws Y Coed, Beddgelert and Llanberis are all must have places to visit and are within an hour’s drive from the cottage.

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Guest Reviews

Donna Webb

My husband and I had a lovely weekend break at this beautiful apartment.
Jim & Mel were perfect hosts.
The apartment itself was spotlessly clean and in a very idylic position with the river Dwyfor running through the bottom of the garden.
The apartment suited us as a couple.
There is sleeping for 4. Living area may be a little tight for 4 adults but saying that if this is a base for exploring the area the living area may suit.
We would like to return again sometime in the future as it is in such a lovely spot and met our needs perfectly.

Tina and Paul Ashton

We had 4 nights at Melin-Dwyfor and it was a little piece of heaven. The old mill is located perfectly for seeing much of the Llyn Peninsula which is what we planned to do. However, the situation of this beautiful building beside the magical river Dwyfor makes it a beautiful place to be without travel! We enjoyed wonderful walks with the dog down the river, and my passion for photography was rewarded on these walks, especially as the wooded riverside walks were filled with Bluebells too. The apartment itself was immaculate and the beds were so very comfortable we found we slept better than at home in truth. Jim & Mel were so very helpful, and they made us feel most welcome. We knew we could contact them about anything, however the apartment was short of nothing and we never felt the need. The apartment was spotlessly clean and tastefully finished with quality items, a really lovely place to be, and we are certain we will be back.

Ian Swift

Warm & welcoming hosts from the beginning.
Accommodation spotless & faultless & a fantastic quiet location.
Thank you Mel & Jim, we shalll definitely return.
Nicki & Ian x

Janet Brown

We had a restful weekend staying in the Old Mill, it is a delightful property with a truly idyllic setting for anyone looking for a place to recharge their batteries. The wild garden is a haven for birds and just sitting watching the river was very relaxing. There is a lovely riverside walk and many attractions close by. We hope to return at a different time of year to see how the surroundings change.

Jon Hubble

Had a very pleasant stay in January for three nights, my wife and I plus our golden retriever. Beautiful location, really lovely apartment and ideal for a short stay. Jim and Mel (and Rhodri the dog) were superb hosts, nothing was too much trouble, and a really nice welcome pack on arrival. We’ll definately be looking to come back again soon! Thanks

Ian Braznell


We have stayed over the years in many of Dioni cottages which have always been quality and so it continues.
What I wonderful place to stay
We were really made to feel welcome by the owners Jim and Mel who are
really friendly and helpful. The accommodation is really comfortable and very clean.
It is set in a lovely location outside of Criccieth and on the banks of the Afon Dwyfor.
The walk along the Dwyfor towards the Lloyd George grave is very special.
When we head this way again Melin – Dwyfor will be top of our list of places to stay.

Jo & Ian (8-15 Oct 2021)

Chris Teale

Thank you Jim and Mel for a great break in your lovely cottage. Weather wasnt good but still we had a comfortable stay. Thank you Jim for being there when we arrived and loved the welcome goodies. Will definatley try booking again when in the area.

Ian Ritchie

Great accommodation and beautiful setting. All the amentties you need and very friendly and helpful hosts.

Catherine McCulloch

I would like to say a huge thank you to Jim and Mel for sharing their fabulous property with us, you really have thought of everything to ensure we had a perfect stay, including lovely welcome goodies.
We slept like logs in the huge bed and had such a relaxing time in the beautiful garden with the stunning River Dwyfor running through, it really is an idyllic setting. BBQ equipment is also provided and a chiminea that we enjoyed using at night.
I’m extremely grateful to Jim for kindly posting a few things that got left handing behind the door.
We have had a wonderful week and can’t wait to return.

Susan Watling

A lovely holiday let in beautiful surroundings. Spotlessly clean and it has everything you need. Enjoyed the patio seating for our meals. Sat in the peaceful garden next to the river. We were blessed with amazing weather. Lots to see, beaches close by, Criccieth is a short ride away for provisions. Jim and Mel, the owners, were very approachable and helpful. Certainly a place to return to.

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