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Farm Stay Holiday Cottages in North Wales
 

Top 5 Farm Stay Holiday Cottages in North Wales

Looking for a real taste of the countryside for your next trip away? Take a look at our favourite farm stay holiday cottages in North Wales.

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Top 5 Holiday Cottages in Criccieth
 

Top 5 Holiday Cottages in Criccieth

Looking for a place to stay in a beautiful seaside village in Wales? Let us introduce you to our favourite holiday cottages in Criccieth. This beautiful little Welsh coastal village seemingly has it all: ocean rollers, mountain views and an imposing medieval castle to watch over it all. Criccieth lies at the gateway to the Llŷn Peninsula, on the shores of Cardigan Bay. On the original Victorian steam train line, it has long been a destination for families looking to get away from it all. It’s an easy-living town that has retained all of its old school charm. Think rock pooling, castle ramparts and rum and raisin ice cream (or whatever is your favourite 😊). You’ll find traditional Welsh tearooms, plenty of great places to eat out, independent shops and some wonderfully browsable galleries and antiques. There’s even a traditional Welsh clog maker who still has his workshop in the town. Our holiday cottages in Criccieth…

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Rhiwgoch – a holiday cottage where you can really let off steam
 

Rhiwgoch – a holiday cottage where you can really let off steam

This handsome Snowdonia farmhouse comes with big mountain views and a steam train running through the garden. It could only be in North Wales

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Things To Do In Harlech
 

Top 5 Holiday Cottages in Harlech

Looking for a holiday destination that’s packed full of Welsh heritage and character? Take a look at some of our favourite holiday cottages in Harlech.

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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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MERIONETH COUNTY SHOW
 

Sioe Sir Meirion | Merioneth County Show

Dioni will be hosting a stand at next weeks Merioneth County Show and it would be lovely if you could pop by to say hi!

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Top 5 Holiday Cottages Near The Beach in North Wales
 

Top 5 Holiday Cottage 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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Top 5 Large Holiday Cottages in North Wales
 

Top 5 Large Holiday Cottages in North Wales

Looking for accommodation to suit a group of friends of family? We’d like to introduce you to some of our best large holiday cottages in North Wales.

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Christmas Message
 

Christmas Message

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all of our guests, cottage owners and local business that make holidaying in Snowdonia so special.

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ROMANTIC COTTAGE FREE BOTTLE OF WINE FROM LOCAL WELSH VINEYARD PANT DU
 

Christmas Hamper at Felin Pennarth

Local wine, mince pies, and christmas crackers, just a few of the festive treats awaiting your Christmas break at Felin Pennarth. Book to stay over Christmas at this romantic one bedroom cottage just walking distance from the beach.

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£20 voucher at Dylan's Restaurant in Criccieth for Hafod-Dwyfach Guests

Stay at Hafod-Dwyfach, this bright and spacious retreat during October for 7 nights and receive a £20 Voucher to use at any of the Dylans restaurants, situated at Criccieth, Menai Bridge or Llandudno, celebrating the local produce, character and natural beauty of North Wales.

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BEST WALKS IN SNOWDONIA NORTH WALES FOR BEGINNERS
 

Best Walks in Snowdonia North Wales for Beginners

The walking opportunities in Snowdonia are plentiful – but it can be hard to choose. Here are Dioni’s best walks in Snowdonia North Wales for beginners.

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Secret Beaches In North Wales
 

Secret Beaches In North Wales

North Wales is a haven for some truly stunning beaches, some of which are hard to come by. Here are our favourite secret beaches in North Wales.

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Top 5 Holiday Cottages Near Snowdon North Wales
 

Top 5 Holiday Cottages Near Snowdon North Wales

If you’re up for the challenge here’s a list of our Top 5 Holiday Cottages Near Snowdon North Wales.

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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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NEW HOLIDAY COTTAGES | LLYN PENINSULA

The Pennarth Properties are two new holiday cottages to the Dioni family. Set within walking distance from Aberdesch beach on the north coast of the Llyn Peninsula, one sleeps 4 and the other 2. You can rent both properties together, offering accomodation for upto 6.   ROMANTIC ONE BEDROOM COTTAGE WALKING DISTANCE FROM THE BEACH | FELIN-PENNARTH £300 – £590 SLEEPS 2 | FARM STAY | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | NEAR PUB Felin-Pennarth is a romantic one bedroom cottage walking distance from the beach. The elevated outside space, giving you seclusion and incredible views makes this a very unique property where you feel you have got away from it all.   FARM HOLIDAY COTTAGE WALKING DISTANCE FROM THE BEACH | COETSIWS-PENNARTH £380 – £750 SLEEPS 4 | FARM STAY | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | NEAR PUB Coetsiws-Penarth is a two bedroom farm holiday cottage walking distance from the beach. This lovely old stone outbuilding…

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Large Family Holiday Cottage On The Llyn Peninsula
 

New Snowdonia Holiday Cottages For 2016

We have had some really great additions to the Dioni portfolio recently, making the offering for 2016 even better. In case you haven’t seen them yet, here is a run down of the more recent ones:   HEN FELIN | SLEEPS 10 Hen-Felin is a beautiful and large family holiday cottage on the Llyn Peninsula. This converted mill provides luxurious accommodation for up to 10 guests in this popular holiday destination. Exquisite furnishings and gorgeous location combine to provide a fantastic holiday cottage.   LLANGOLLEN-BARN | SLEEPS 6 This three bedroom holiday cottage in popular Llangollen enjoys uninterrupted views over the Dee valley. The cottage provides comfortable accommodation for up to 6 guests in a peaceful and tranquil location on the outskirts of town.   CEFN-TREFOR | SLEEPS 9 Cefn-Trefor is a beautiful detached stone holiday cottage near Harlech in Snowdonia North Wales. All the boxes are ticked on this one. Pet friendly, walking distance to…

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Holiday Cottages With That Extra Christmas Cheer
 

Holiday Cottages With That Extra Christmas Cheer...

Spending the festive season in the heart of Snowdonia is what picture books are made of – roaring log fires, cold wintery walks, local pubs, family and friends, board games, mountains, crisp sea air….. and lots of eating and drinking! Over this festive period, some of our cottage owners are offering their guests additional treats, so if you are looking for holiday cottages with that extra Christmas cheer, here are some that might be of interest… Bron Eifion sleeps 5 and is a quintessential Snowdonia cottage at the foot of Snowdon. It’s been immaculately decorated and furnished by Jane, the owner and her taste and attention to detail are evident throughout the property. Guests will be treated to a £25 voucher towards a meal at the local pub; The Cwellyn Arms which is located at the foot of Snowdon. Faeldre sleeps 5 and offers some truly luxurious self catering accommodation on a working farm and only…

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Dominic Clare - Wood Sculptor in Snowdonia, North Wales

[youtube]http://youtu.be/sblqkI18AQo[/youtube] I had the pleasure of spending some time with Dominic Clare last month, a fantastic local sculptor based here in Snowdonia, North Wales. A narrow single track road just north of Llanfrothen leads me winding through a wood, heavy with autumn leaves. Eventually, the wayward sculpture of the trees and branches gently give way to more obedient outlines. These new shapes are difficult to spot at first. Hidden among the net curtain of natures foliage. They tread a gentle path between natural organic beauty and the more controlled hand of man. Dominic is quiet and un assuming. Perhaps a little scruffy around the edges. I like him immediately. We chat in his workshop surrounded by oft-handled tools and intriguing figures, the air full of the smell of sawdust. Eventually we move outside. He sets to work on his latest project, a set of benches destined for a National Trust project. Later on, armed with a…

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Llew-Glas Café in Harlech, North Wales

I dropped in on Fraya and the girls at Llew-Glas Café in Harlech last week with my video camera. This is the result. P.S. Thanks for all the tea and cake. Music: Once In A Lifetime by Landon Austin [youtube]http://youtu.be/9M9H-pjx8ss[/youtube] Our self catering cottages nearby include Hengaeau and Moelwyn

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