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Top 5 Holiday Cottages in Barmouth

Published on 14 Sep 2021 by Gwion Llwyd

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.

Once you find a holiday gem like Barmouth you wonder why it took you so long. This place is a stunner: it sits at the mouth of the Mawddach Estuary and is nestled into wooded gorse slopes with a Snowdonia mountain backdrop.

Holiday Cottages In Barmouth

One of the most spectacular natural landscapes in Wales, it’s easy to see why the town has attracted devoted holiday visitors since the mid-18th century.

Our holiday cottages in Barmouth are perfect for anyone who likes to cycle, walk or generally enjoy the outdoors on their jolllydays. Head for the Mawddach Trail footpath and cycle route which runs 10 miles along the disused railway track on the southern side of the estuary. The trail is absolutely stunning, peaceful and beautiful.

If you like a little more ‘wild’ on your days out there’s plenty of that too. The nearby Rhinog mountains offer some of the most spectacular landscapes in the UK with all-shades-of-satisfying routes for walkers, climbers and bikers.

Barmouth’s sandy Blue Flag beach stretches for two miles and is perfect for picnics, swimming, paddling and surfing. There is traditional seaside fun along the promenade, and plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and ice cream parlours.

The towns of Portmeirion, Harlech and Dolgellau are all a short drive away and well worth a visit. A delightful steam train will take you from Porthmadog (20 miles from Barmouth) to Blaenau Ffestiniog, home to the Deep Mine at Llechwedd which tells the fascinating story of the Slate Industry. Llechwedd is also home to the brilliant family adventures of Zip Caverns, Zip Titan and Bounce Below.

We’ve chosen our holiday cottages in Barmouth for their idyllic locations, views, interiors and general I-want-to-stay-here-forever appeal. This really is a very special part of Wales. Take a look around.

Top 5 Holiday Cottages in Barmouth

Top 5 Holiday Cottages in Barmouth


Sleeps 6 | Pet Friendly | Near Beach | Real Fire

You’ll find this beautiful seaside holiday cottage in Dyffryn Ardudwy near Barmouth. Recently renovated, it has a magazine-photoshoot-ready interior which exudes a happy warmth. Glanaber sleeps up to six guests in two doubles and one twin bedroom, and is perfect for a relaxed family getaway.

Top 5 Holiday Cottages in Barmouth

Self Catering Barn Conversion On A Working Snowdonia Farm | NANT

Sleeps 4 | Farm Stay | WiFi | Near Beach | Near Pub | Real Fire

Nant, which means brook or spring in welsh and refers to the small brook that runs past this cottage, is a two bedroom self catering barn conversion in Dyffryn Ardudwy. Its difficult for me to be objective when describing Nant as its the larger of the two self catering cottages that we let out ourselves here on the farm. But I hope you’ll agree when I say they’re nicely furnished and decorated.

Top 5 Holiday Cottages in Barmouth


Sleeps 2 | Near Beach | Near Pub | Farm Stay

This pretty one bedroom cottage on a working welsh farm is a great base for couples wanting to explore the mountains and coast of Snowdonia. This beautifully appointed and private annexe to the main farmhouse offers luxurious accommodation whilst providing a taste of idyllic rural life. But don’t worry, the owners won’t make you get up at the crack of dawn to feed the sheep. Unless you really want to of course.


North Wales Holiday Cottage With Sea Views | YR-EFAIL

Sleeps 6 | WiFi | Near Beach | Near Pub

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 super king 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.


Elizabethan Manor House Set In Beautiful Countryside

Sleeps 14 | WiFi | Near Beach | Near Pub | Pet Friendly | Real Fire

An Elizabethan manor house set in the beautiful Snowdonia countryside in North Wales. The architecture of this amazing property is matched by its rich and fascinating history. If only buildings could talk. The grand fireplace would reminisce how it had warmed the toes of the native princes of Wales. The oak panelled walls in the King’s Bedroom would giggle of the soft snoring of Charles II. The library would whisper of the clandestine plans of the revolutionary Owain Glyndwr and the secret staircases leading down to the servants quarters would blush with stories of flirtatious encounters.

Click here to see our full collection of Barmouth Holiday Cottages.

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