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Tips for a perfect family day at the beach
 

Tips for a perfect family day at the beach

If you’re planning a family day at the beach then read this first for 12 tips to make it easier and more enjoyable for everyone!

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Tips for a perfect family day at the beach
 

Top 5 Holiday Cottages Near The Beach

Looking for a blissful holiday cottage near the beach in North Wales? Allow us to introduce you to our top five coastal getaways.

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Self Catering Barn Conversion on a Working Snowdonia Farm
 

Top 5 Holiday Cottages in Barmouth

The magical Mawddach estuary, beautiful Blue Flag beach & a soaring Snowdonia backdrop. It’s all on the doorstep of these fab holiday cottages in Barmouth.

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Barmouth, a Traditional Seaside Holiday
 

Barmouth, a Traditional Seaside Holiday

Barmouth, a traditional seaside holiday destination in Snowdonia, North Wales. Simple old fashioned fun building sandcastles, swimming in the sea and ice cream.

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Pair of Fillet Steaks and Bottle of Red Wine | Gegin Faeldre

Stay at , a pretty, one bedroom cottage, on a working welsh farm, for 7 nights throughout the summer holidays and you will receive a local pair of fillet steaks and a bottle of red wine to enjoy on your stay.

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£15 Voucher and Free Bucket and Spade!
 

£15 Voucher and Free Bucket and Spade!

For anyone booking to stay at THE LAUNDRY COTTAGE during May 2018, the owners are offering guests a £15 voucher to spend at the Y MAES CAFE located at Llandanwg Beach along with a free bucket and spade!

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Top 5 Holiday Cottages For Easter
 

Top 5 Holiday Cottages For Easter

Easter is nearly upon us and if you are considering a holiday away in Snowdonia, we still have some lovely cottages available that might be of interest to you. Located throughout the region, here are top 5 holiday cottages for Easter in North Wales…

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TOP 5 HOLIDAY COTTAGES FOR HALF TERM
 

TOP 5 HOLIDAY COTTAGES FOR HALF TERM | NORTH WALES

Snowdonia is a fantastic place to visit with children. The choice of activities and things to do is vast, catering for all ages which is a godsend when you have a range of age groups in the mix. Whether you are looking to go away as a family or getting together with other families for a week away in the mountains or by the sea, we have some really great places, perfect for creating those childhood memories that will last a lifetime. Here are our top 5 holiday cottages for half term | North Wales…   LUXURY FARMHOUSE IN MOUNTAIN LOCATION | CWMAIN SLEEPS 10 | FARM STAY | WIFI | REAL FIRE Cwmain is the quintessenial country getaway. A 5 bedroom farm house based on a working farm, it offers seclusion whilst being only 20 minutes away from Bala, a big market town. Its playroom is perfect for the kids to get away and do…

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Tips for a perfect family day at the beach
 

Top 5 Holiday Cottages Near The Beach

Snowdonia is so well known for its mountains and lakes that sometimes the miles of sandy beaches are forgotten about. A real mix of beaches are available here; from the long sandy stretches to the stone ones and the beautiful hidden coves with waterfalls. They are all here and a really perfect part of a holiday in Snowdonia. If being by the sea is something you like, then here are our top 5 holiday cottages near the beach:   SEAFRONT HOLIDAY COTTAGE NORTH WALES | YR-ODYN SLEEPS 6 | NEAR BEACH | PET FRIENDLY | REAL FIRE Renovated and furnished to a very high standard and surrounded by a large lawned garden, this seafront holiday cottage North Wales provides the perfect base from which to enjoy this unique and idyllic North Wales holiday location. Aberdesach is in a tiny little hamlet called on the northern edge of the Llyn Peninsula, about 5 miles south of Caernarfon.…

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In Search of Coffee | The Best Driving Road In The UK

Driving through Snowdonia is part of the adventure. The views and landscape are so awe inspiring and you really can just loose yourself in the wilderness. There are, as you can imagine some routes that are more spectacular than others. The drive from Dolgellau to Aberdovey through Bro-Dysyni, past Tal Y Llyn is just one of those. Here is a birds eye view of what to expect… simply stunning and said to be the best driving road in the UK.     https://youtu.be/xmxfmki7x2A

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Criccieth beach and castle
 

SNOWDONIA INFORMATION PACK | CRICCIETH

Criccieth is known as “The Pearl Of Wales On The Shores Of Snowdonia”. Set around the castle, it’s a small town with beautiful beaches. Lots of walking and cycling paths allow you to fully immerse yourself in the Welsh countryside while Porthmadog and Pwllheli are just down the road. Here is our Snowdonia Information Pack | Criccieth

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Top 10
 

Top 10 | Landscape Photography Locations in Snowdonia

Whether you are a professional photographer or a mere beginner, the Snowdonia landscape lends itself for those looking to take some great shots! As well as being totally breathtaking, the mountains, lakes and beaches all offer something different to help hone your skills. Here’s our low down on the Top 10 | Landscape Photography Locations In Snowdonia… [mappress mapid=”49″] CREGENNEN LAKES: Latitude, Longitude: 52.710897, -3.987650 Two beautiful lakes between the Mawddach Estury and the slopes of Cader Idris. Chose a calm day, free of any wind so as to give you the opportunity of capturing the reflections of the surrounding mountains in the water. You can get up to the lakes via a very steep road from Arthog or take the longer but more gradual route from Dolgellau town centre. If your legs are up to it, when combined with the Mawddach Trail, this route makes a lovely circular cycle ride from Barmouth. CWM ORDDIN: Latitude,…

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Snowdonia Style Adventure
 

Snowdonia Style Adventure | Stand Up Paddleboarding

Stand Up Paddleboarding is the fastest growing water sport in the world and in all honesty it’s easy to see why. For a start it’s really simple to do (you can be up and going within 5 mins), it’s great to do as a family as it’s geared towards all ages and finally, whether you do it for 30 mins or a 2 hours, you will be sure to have loved the experienced. WHAT’S INVOLVED? It’s like a HUGE surf board, both much wider and much longer making it very buoyant in the water. You stand on the centre of the board and with a long paddle, you paddle and it’s about as simple as that! If you haven’t been working on your core recently you might find it a bit wobbly at first, but if you start out on your knees, get used to the feeling, you will be up and away in no time at all. WHERE TO…

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Best Beach Bar
 

Best Beach Bar in the World | Ty - Coch Inn

Some of the best places to visit are those off the beaten track and The Ty-Coch Inn in the tiny fishing village of Porthdinllaen on the Llyn Peninsula is no exception. To get there you either have to arrive by water on boat or jet ski or walk for 20 minutes down from the golf course or across from Nefyn beach….is it the best beach bar in the world? When you get to Porthdinllaen you know you are somewhere special; the village is set in a hidden cove on the beach and the Ty Coch Inn is at the heart of it all. The pub is uber relaxed and you almost feel overdressed by even wearing shoes. It’s a popular place during the summer and they cater for that; lots of outside table space and pergolas and of course the famous wall on which you can sit and enjoy the view. The food is good pub…

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Top 5
 

Cottages for New Year Celebrations

I was told the other day that there are only 6 Saturdays left until Christmas and to be quite honest I was surprised….it doesn’t seem like much time at all especially when it concequently means that there are only 7 Saturdays left in 2015. It’s time to get your thinking caps on as to what to do for New Year. If you want to avoid the craziness of town centres over New Year, but still like the idea of being with as many friends and family as possible, then you might be interested in joining together and taking out one of our cottage groups. These are sets of cottages of all different sizes that are run by the same cottage owner and are situated either next door or very close to each other. They are great cottages for New Year celebrations as they give you the opportunity to be with a large group of people whilst…

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Top 5 Christmas Cottages
 

Top 5 Christmas Cottages

Christmas time is on its way and if you are looking to go away over the festive period, where better to go for that quintessential Christmas than Snowdonia; real log fires, lovely long walks in the mountains and by the sea followed by cosy afternoons either at a cafe or in a beautiful holiday cottage. We have lots of choice, so depending on whether you are looking to celebrate low key or with family and friends, Dioni has something to offer and here are our top 5 Christmas cottages: TY-NEWYDD SLEEPS 2 Ty Newydd is a romantic one bedroom holiday cottage in Bala North Wales. This simple yet elegant cottage provides self catering holiday accommodation for up to two people in a beautifully tranquil location. STABAL-IWRCH SLEEPS 4 This fantastic two bedroom barn conversion provides luxurious self catering accommodation on a welsh hill farm just outside Betws Y Coed in North Wales. The cottage is really…

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Pick Your Own Mussels In Snowdonia!
 

Pick Your Own Mussels In Snowdonia!

If you have ever fancied trying your hand at collecting and cooking mussels, then a trip to Llandanwg beach just outside Harlech is where you need to go. Even if you do it just once in your life, it’s one of those things you wont forget. So come on, get involved and pick your own mussels in Snowdonia! YOU WILL NEED: A bucket 2 blunt knives A grill to put over the open fire A large pot to cook in An onion Garlic White Wine Cream (single or double) Wooden spoon firewood WHAT TO DO:   COLLECTING Check the tide times. You need to collect mussels at low tide. Go to the furthest left hand side of Llandanwg beach where you will see lots of rocks. You need to make your way down to the waters edge to the rocks covered in black seaweed. The mussels hide under this black seaweed; both on the rocks and…

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Take your horse on holiday
 

Fancy Taking Your Horse On Holiday?

Pet Friendly Just Took On A New Meaning! I am not a ‘horsey’ person by nature, but I have to say that the idea of trekking on horse back through the Snowdonia mountains by day and cantering along the beaches by evening is quite simply one of the nicest. Dioni has just upped the ante when it comes to pet friendly by offering cottages that allow you to bring your horse along with you. With stabling and grazing available for a nominal fee, if you’re a keen horse rider, this is great news – imagine taking your horse on holiday?! The Snowdonia region is unique with its wonderful mountainous and coastal views and bringing your own horse along allows you the freedom to go and take it all in at your own pace and in your own time. I honestly can’t think of a nicer way to explore the area. If you prefer the knowledge of…

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Easter Holiday Cottage Offer | Free Chocolate Eggs

Sue, one of our favourite holiday cottage owners has asked me to promote her Easter Holiday Cottage Offer in her little nest of picturesque beach holiday cottages sleeping 2, 4 or 8 people in Dyffryn Ardudwy. In and around each cottage Sue will carefully place chocolate easter eggs, the only problem is before devouring you have to find them. Book now, for a stay anytime between 4th – 25th April 2014 and get your free chocolate! We’ll also take 10% off the booking price. Just enter the discount code ‘easteregg’ when placing your booking. Stabal-Bennar Sleeps 2. It’s the little things that make the difference don’t you think? The decorative plates bought at that antiques fair last summer. The Aaron jumper clad teddy bear with his ever so cheeky face. And the flowers, freshly cut and arranged in preparation for your arrival. Of course the location is perfect, all the facilities are […] Bwthyn-Bennar Sleeps 4.…

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Digging On Bennar Beach
 

Late Availability Seaside Cottage Deals

I’ve added a couple of Late Availability Deals on the properties we have down by the beach. We’re famous for our mountains here in Snowdonia of course but in this little corner of the National Park we have some great long runs of sandy beaches for you to enjoy as well. The weather’s great here at the moment so bring some sun cream and flip flops with you. Socks optional. August 10, 2011 We’ve only got the one week remaining now: Bwthyn Goronwy (Sleeps 2 ) Late Deal:   Fri 19 – Fri 26 August 2011,  Was £550 £495 per week, save £55

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