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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 (linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating
No Pets, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Iron and ironing board, TV
Off street parking, Bike Storage
Additional Information
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

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.


We had a fabulous week . The accommodation was lovely and spacious. We had some great sunset evenings on the patio. All in all North Wales is our new love. Can’t wait to book for next year

mark dinnage

Yr-Efail certainly did not disappoint – fully equipped with everything you require for a vacation.
A stunning property, with a view from the outside two tiered decking, that was majestic, especially when the sun sets.
A fantastic base to visit many of the beaches and inland mountainous regions that North Wales has to offer.
We have already booked for this Property next year .

Mark & Anita Dinnage

Rosalind Thomson

Lovely spacious cottage which was enjoyed by all our family.
Beautiful views from the balcony and enjoyed eating out there. Well placed for lovely beaches,Snowdon and Anglesey.
Few things niggled us but didn’t spoil the holiday. No hairdryer,a few more kitchen cloths and tea towels and egg cups would be helpful.
BBQ is missing due to COVID but owners kindly brought a disposable one.
One final point for anyone staying don’t miss the ice cream shop by the castle in Harlech!

John malpas

Really enjoyed our visit, accommodation to a high standard, which we always have come to expect from any accommodation booked through Dioni. Plenty of room for our family. Lovely walks to the beach nearby, and short car drive to Barmouth. We were very fortunate to have really good weather, especially after been in COVID lockdown for so long.thank you so much.

Paul Williams
October 13, 2020

Once again we really enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage in a wonderful location. Think it was our 4th time at Yr Efail.
Sadly the welcome hamper was missing this time.

Alan & Alex Palmer
August 9, 2020

Thanks for a great stay. Excellent cottage. Really comfortable.

Great idea having the sitting room and kitchen upstairs, to make the most of the view.

Just a couple of small requests – it could do with some instructions – how to use the oven, microwave, etc., and a chopping board would be helpful.

Thanks again.

Andrew Millington
August 14, 2019

Beautiful cottage with excellent views whole family enjoyed there stay.Only downside no local pub within easy walking distance but can recommend ID’Z Taxis excellent friendly service and cheap.

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