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Hwylfa Groes Cottage

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 3

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 0 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

4* Graded, Hwylfa Groes, translated means 'the pleasant place at the crossing' is a detached traditional stone built cottage built in 1754 set in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park in Talybont, between the seaside town of Barmouth and the historic castle town of Harlech. 4 Star graded and awarded as Walker and Cycle Friendly by Visit Wales the cottage is full of charm, including a large inglenook fireplace with wood-burning stove and exposed stone walls. Sleeps 3

Nestled between the stunning mountain scenery of the Rhinogs and the golden sandy beaches of the Cambrian Coast, the cottage is in the ideal location for exploring the local area and Snowdonia with excellent road and rail links and is within walking distance of village amenities, beaches, woods and hills. Many activities can be enjoyed including walking, fishing, golf, water sports and bird watching together with numerous tourist attractions, fairs and galas taking place throughout the year.

There are unspoilt views to the sea with spectacular sunsets to be enjoyed, a pretty garden with seating areas with views towards the sea and mountains and private off road parking.

The cottage has been recently modernised and is comfortably furnished with 2 bedrooms and sleeps up to 3, (1 double, 1 single room) new shower room for 2013 and recently fitted kitchen also for 2013, lounge with inglenook fireplace and wood-burning stove and a stone built conservatory with its own wood-burner.

Included in the price is electricity, bed linen and towels, complimentary kitchen and bathroom provisions and a welcome basket for all guests including a bottle of wine; this lovely cottage is the ideal base for a great family holiday or a romantic getaway in one of the most scenic and historic parts of Wales.


Size Sleeps up to 3, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach 500 m
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Nearest travel links 300 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player, Sea view
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ, Swing set
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

Welcome basket provided for all guests including a bottle of wine.

Bed linen is included with beds made up ready for you on arrival. The cottage sleeps 3 - (1 single and 1 double room)

Bath, hand and tea towels are provided.

The cottage has a new fully fitted and well equipped kitchen and in addition to those above also includes: A washer/dryer, Built in oven and ceramic hob, Ironing facilities, a good selection of cutlery, crockery and cooking utensils. Cleaning materials are also provided.

Kitchen provisions and complimentary toiletries provided.

One basket of wood fuel provided for each of the wood-burning stoves.

The brand new tiled shower room has power shower (no bath)

The lounge has a flat screen digital TV with Freeview, a hard drive digital TV recorder, DVD player, CD player & radio and an iPod dock, we also provide a selection of DVDs, CDs, books, games and brochures.

Electricity is included in the price.

Arrivals from 4pm - Departures by 10am -

Sunday start day preferred, Saturdays only if available, please enquire

Regret no start dates available Mon-Fri

Please check our website for current available dates and prices (link below)

Further details outdoors

The cottage has private off road parking in the driveway.

The pretty garden has patio, lawn and gravelled areas with well stocked flower borders, trees and old dry stone walls with outdoor furniture and a barbecue provided.

Beautiful views of the Rhinog mountains and the sea can be enjoyed from both the garden and cottage with spectacular sunsets towards the Lleyn Peninsular and Bardsey Island.

Further details


Please check our own cottage website (link below) for latest prices, offers and availability.

We only reserve dates upon your confirmation as we advertise elsewhere and a booking can be taken at any time.

All arrivals from 3pm all departures by 10am

Sleeps 3 - 1 double room, 1 single room

£75 deposit for all bookings, this also acts as the security deposit. Terms and conditions apply, please see our website for full details

Please check our website for current available dates and prices (link below)

The North Wales region

Between breathtaking landscapes, open countryside, golden beaches, mountains, lakes and forests, you'll find unspoilt villages nestled in the valleys, seaside resorts and fortressed towns. There's no better place to get away from it all than Snowdonia, to relax, explore and enjoy.

All within easy reach of Hwylfa Groes Cottage you'll find plenty to see and do with excellent road, rail and bus routes serving Snowdonia.


Hwylfa Groes Cottage is located on the coast on the edge of the pretty village of Talybont, between the seaside resort of Barmouth (4 miles) and the historic castle town of Harlech (6 miles) in the Snowdonia National Park.

There are lovely views from the cottage over the fields to the sea where spectacular sunsets can be seen, and within walking distance are the award winning blue flag beaches of the Cambrian coast and the Rhinog Mountains where the old Drover's Route crosses unspoilt nature reserves with spectacular views over the Mawddach Estuary and Cardigan Bay.

All within a 2 minute walk of the cottage, the village of Talybont has a well stocked general stores and off-licence, Tony's Italian Restaurant is highly recommended offering a superb menu and a freshly prepared pizza takeaway service and the Ysgethin Inn serves good food and fine beers in peaceful surroundings by the woods and river.

Hwylfa Groes is ideally situated within easy reach of the wealth of attractions Snowdonia has to offer, with great days out from Aberystwyth in the South to Snowdon and Anglesey in the North. The local area itself boasts many activities including horse riding, golf, walking, bird watching, fishing and cycling and many seasonal events, fairs and galas taking place in and around Barmouth throughout the year.

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28 Jul 2013


"Wonderful cottage, great location, a home away from home"

The cottage was wonderful, a real home from home. It had everything that we needed for our stay. We had glorious weather so only used the log burner a couple of times which made the cottage feel even cosier. The garden was so lovely to sit in, great view of the sea and we saw a few sunsets. Tony's restaurant which is 2 mins walk away is worth a visit as is the pub across the bridge. There is a shop 2 mins walk away which is open at 6 for your morning paper. Further up the road (quite a walk - quicker by car) is a Spar Shop/Butchers, Post Office and Petrol Station. The cottage is in a great location, close to the beach and a short drive to either Barmouth or Harlech. We had a fantastic week in the cottage and would definitely stay there again.

15 Feb 2013


"Lovely Cottage"

We had a lovely stay and the facilities in the cotttage were excellent. The downside was we arrived at 7.30pm on a very cold wet evening and the cottage was freezing, we were soaked and very cold and it did take all evening to warm up. The shower was fab and bathroom lovely and we would stay again but perhaps in the Spring :).

We were very sorry to learn of the problems with the heating through this review - Being January we had provided additional logs and several packs of eco heat-logs at no extra cost - had we known of the problem we may have been able to offer assistance as we are always on hand to call 24/7, there is also a comprehensive book in the cottage including all appliance and wood burning stove instructions together with our contact details. We apologies on this occasion of the issues, and is difficult to investigate if it were a radiator problem as the cottage has been occupied since your visit, but we will do our best. We are also sorry to learn of the difficulties accessing the cottage – we provide comprehensive instructions including detailed photos to all of our guests on how to gain entry, and we include annotated maps with our exact location etc in our brochure pack, again we provide phone numbers with this information should guests need help. Where key access is concerned we have to strike a balance between ease of access for guests and security of the property and we are sorry there appeared to be a problem. Despite this we were glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay and we agree the shower is rather good!

7 Jan 2013


"Superb cottage in a stunning location"

we had a super week at Hwylfa Groes (even if the weather didn't quite play ball all the time!) Some lovely walking straight from the cottage, plenty to see and do in the area and the local pub (5 mins walk) is excellent. Or, an open fire, watching the weather pass by and a cosy afternoon is just as super from here! Would thoroughly recommend

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Calendar last updated:09 Sep 2014

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