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

Dog 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
Dog Friendly, Near Beach, Near Pub, EV Charger
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, WiFi, 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
No Cot, No High Chair
  • 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) - the owner will contact you regarding how much the EV charger rate is. 


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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


The most beautiful location and apartment. Will definitely be returning.

Steve Dixon

A beautiful little property, in an idyllic location overlooking the river. Lovely grounds, with access to river walks and beyond. The property itself was cosy, immaculate and well equipped with everything we needed. Jim and Mel were great hosts and provided us with lots of local knowledge. The perfect base from which to explore the North Wales/Snowdonia area, which has so much to offer. We will be back.


Just returned from a wonderful, restful time and Melin Dwyfor. The property location is a show stopper: close to Criccieth but also on the bank of the river. Even in the wet, autumn weather, the location was stunning…as was listening to the rain and river. The property is well equipped with a good selection of basics provided e.g. foil! Upon arrival, the apartment was spotless. We will definitely return again in the future. Mel and Jim were such lovely hosts- as was Rhodri the dog! The one and only thing that I would have liked would be a bath to soak in.

Michelle Idris

Spent a week here is the most beautiful location over looking the river. Our 2 dogs will miss this garden so much as they had such fun exploring all the smells outside. The apartment was well equipped and the hosts ever so helpful. Would definitely recommend a visit here and to the gorgeous area around it.

Kevin Bailey

We spent a lovely week at the beginning of September with Hettie our Spinone at this beautiful cottage. Mel and Jim our hosts were very welcoming and enhanced our stay with their local knowledge and recommendations. The cottage was immaculate and comprehensively equipped with very good quality furnishings. The bed in particular was really comfortable and the garden a real joy to sit out in with lovely views over the river. All in all a fantastic place to stay and one we’d love to return to

Amanda Harris

We had a lovely break at the cottage. The location and views were lovely, it was so nice to have a river to look out to. The cottage was great, modern, clean and well equipped. And fantastic that it was dog friendly! Couldn’t have asked for anything more. The hosts were welcoming and very helpful. Location was great, with beaches & shops not far away. Would definitely come back.

Jane Ireland

Absolutely charming location, cottage and people. Warm welcome and there for any questions or help but non intrusive. Will be visiting again

Amanda and Trevor

Fantastic holiday cottage in the perfect place to explore north Wales. A peaceful spot next to the river with fabulous dog friendly walks. The apartment provides everything you need, well equipped kitchen, very comfortable bed and plenty of storage. The coast, shops, castles, pubs and restaurants are all a short drive away. The owners gave us the details of the best beaches and restaurants – we would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone wanting to visit north Wales; we intend to revisit. Many thanks to Jim for going the extra mile when we had a flat tyre; assisting in contacting the local garage and driving to collect a replacement. Great week away.

Meg and sam

Beautiful and peaceful location, spotlessly clean with all the amenities needed.
Jim and Mel were very helpful and gave us recommendations for stunning walks and places to go during our stay !
Would definitely recommend and woukd love to go back soon!!

Karl Hegarty

Idyllic spot by the river. Lovely and cosy apartment with very friendly owners. EV charge point a great bonus meaning our day trips around this beautiful part of Wales a breeze. Highly recommended.

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