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North Wales Holiday Cottage with Sea Views | Yr-Efail

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This charming North Wales holiday cottage with sea views is set in an idyllic village location walking distance from the beach and local pub. Three bedrooms, two doubles and one twin, can sleep up to 6 people plus a cot.

To make the most of the fantastic panoramic sea views the house has been arranged with the bedrooms on the ground floor and the living rooms on the first floor. The dining room and lounge are combined into one open plan space.

A modern oak dining table and chairs sits one end of the room complimented by some select ornaments and paintings. At the other end of the room a luxuriously large sofa sits facing onto a pleasing living flame fire. The rug, curtains and soft furnishings are all beautifully chosen.

From here we can access what is perhaps the best thing about this house, the wonderful sun terrace. Split onto two levels with wooden decking this is the perfect place for guests those sea views.

I can well imagine Dad taking charge of the BBQ, some local welsh lamb perhaps or welsh black beef steaks. The rest of the family sit and chat at the patio table drinking chilled whine wine and tumblers of squash pilled high with ice.

Back inside we turn right into the kitchen. Modern cream units sit under a black worktop. All the modern featured you would expect including a dishwasher, washing machine, large fan oven, induction hob and second combination oven. A glass panel door also offers access back out onto the sun terrace.

As mentioned there are three bedrooms downstairs. Each room is beautifully decorated and each has large modern comfortable beds. The beautifully tilled family bathroom has a bath with shower over. A second shower is housed in a generously sized en-suite bathroom.

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Cottage Type
Near Beach, Near Pub
Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating
Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Iron and ironing board, TV
Off street parking, Bike Storage
Additional Information
No Pets
Underfloor heating throughout the upstairs living area and radiators in the downstairs bedrooms
DVD player
Parking to the side of the property for two cars
There is also a garage which is lockable for storage of bikes, motorbikes or a car
There is no grassed garden/area at Yr Efail only the wooden decked area in front of the lounge

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Dyffryn Ardudwy is a lovely little village half way between Harlech and Barmouth on the Cambrian Coast Road. Two pubs in the village. The first is within easy walking distance the other is a little further but still no need for the car. The post office, grocery shop and butchers are also only a short distance from the house. The larger towns of Harlech and Barmouth are 5 minutes away by car and offer more choice of shops and restaurants etc.

The beach in the village is fantastic. Huge rolling sand dunes stretch up and down this part of the coastline. Wonderfully clean water and gently sloping coastline provides a safe environment for all ages.

The mountains behind the house are a big favorite of many who know this area. Cwm Nantcol and Cwm Bychan must count among the most beautiful mountain valleys in the National Park. As well as mountain walking the more adventurous might enjoy white water rafting on the Tryweryn river, mountain biking at Coed Y Brenin or gorge walking with our friends at Snowdonia Adventure Activities.

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Guest Reviews


We loved our week at Yr-Efail. The house was so bright and welcoming to come home to at the end of a day’s sightseeing, with wonderful views towards the sea and mountains from the lounge. We found Dyffryn Ardudwy to be a really good base for exploring north Wales, with plenty of good pubs and restaurants within a few minutes’ drive of the house (including the Ysgethin Inn at Talybont, the Victoria Inn at Llanbedr and Norbar, just outside Barmouth). We’ll definitely be back!


Absolutely stunning cottage with everything you need for your stay!
The views from the patio are amazing 🙂
Could do with some clear instructions for the fire place. A few decking slabs are beginning to get tired so would need to be replaced.
Location was great for getting out and about and making the most of the surrounding areas.
Otherwise we had a lovely stay and will definitely book with Dioni again!


Lovely cottage, clean and well equipped, fantastic view, walking distance to the beach, what’s not to like?!


Very pleasant and comfortable cottage in an excellent location for getting to the beach and exploring the Snowdonia coast and mountains. One or two niggles on arrival that were resolved the next day by the owner, which was good service. Would use as a base for this area again.

Steve Huckett

Very pleasant and comfortable cottage in an excellent location for getting to the beach and exploring the Snowdonia coast and mountains. One or two niggles on arrival that were resolved the next day by the owner, which was good service. Would use as a base for this area again.


We had a beautiful stay in this gorgeous house. Immaculate and everything you needed at hand. Lovely and peaceful. Central for lots of amenities. Will definitely return.

Mark Dinnage

This was our 2nd Visit to Yr-Efail in two years and once again we had another splendid time.
Brilliant accommodation and location.We even got to talk to some of the locals who where really friendly.
The Spa’s Butchers still do the best sausages ,and we had three terrific Bbq’s on the terrace.
A Third visit is on the cards for next year.

Angela Benn

A lovely stay at Yr-Efail, the cottage was very spacious & clean. The patio area & bbq was well used due to the fantastic weather during our stay & we sat & watched some stunning sunsets. The garage very useful for storing our bikes plus one car
It was a good base from which to explore the area. Beautiful beaches, one only a 20 min walk from the cottage. A lovely area for walking & cycling in the hills & gorgeous coastal towns near by, it had a bit of everything.
Just a couple of niggles but they didn’t spoil the holiday and can easily be put right I’m sure.
It would have been helpful to have had an instruction/ information book. If this was missing due to covid then put it on the website or send with details. The other was that there was no cleaning products provided to clean down surfaces & bbq. Other properties we’ve stayed in have provided them,
As I said this didn’t distract from a fantastic time at Yr-Efail & would definitely recommend Dioni as a company to hire a cottage from & would certainly book this cottage again.

Siobhan Godwood

We had a lovely holiday at Yr Efail, the house is beautiful and very well equipped, extremely clean and comfortable. Fabulous view from the roof terrace that we never tired of! The beach in the village is one of the best we’ve visited and our boys loved exploring the dunes and floating in the clear sea, looking back at the mountains of snowdonia beyond the shore. We had great walks in the hills and an outing to Portmeirion. I would recommend Dioni to everyone, our holiday went very smoothly and the location of our house was perfect. Thank you!

Jo Parsons

Lovely cottage, it is a close to walk to the shop and beach and a great base to explore from.

The only thing I would say is there is no instruction booklet, this could be emailed over if this is because of covid. Also more shade is needed in the outside area.

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