Ty Uchaf is a traditional North Wales cottage in the centre of Dyffryn Ardudwy, made of local Welsh stone and situated midway between Barmouth and Harlech. There are two double beds and bunk beds (which has separate DVD player). The cottage has a south facing patio garden with an outbuilding/utility room which is also suitable for cycles, boots and outdoor clothing storage.
Please note, due to steps and narrow stairs, the cottage is not suitable for people with limited mobility.
The local general store is less than 50yds away. The local pub with excellent menu is just a short walk away.
An ideal base for a family holiday the cottage, in central Snowdonia, is in easy reach of the wonderful beaches of Barmouth, Harlech and Dyffryn. The beautiful Mawddach Estuary and Royal St Davids golf course, overlooked by the majestic 13th century World Heritage Site castle are all within 5 miles of Dyffryn. Barmouth harbour is an excellent area for eating out and also offers a short ferry trip to Fairbourne with minature railway or for the more adventerous, sea fishing.
A short journey reaches other attractions such as Portmadog, Criccieth and Dolgellau. Mountain bike trails for all levels can be found at the premier Coed-y-Brenin centre. The Osprey centre at Glaslyn near Portmadog is also worth a visit for the birding enthusiast.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||TV, CD player, Telephone, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Double beds (2), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Lounge seats for 5|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
Dyffryn Ardudwy is a village with population of 1,700, situated on the A496 coastal road between Barmouth and Harlech and at the foot of Moelfre part of the Rhinog range.
There are a number prehistoric cromlechs (tombs) around the village and date from around 4,000 BC. Nearby is an avenue which was built by the powerful Vaughan dynasty (who were instrumental in placing Henry VII of England on the throne in 1485). The exisitng mansion was built in 1576. Visitors may walk up the lane, round perimiter of the estate and on towards the summit of Moelfre.
There is an excellent general store (including Post Office) just 40yds from the cottage and London Stores (approx 400yds) which boasts an award winning butcher.
Barmouth is located on the west coast of Wales between a mountain range and sea on the mouth of the river Mawddach. It is one of the beautiful locations in Wales lying in the south west corner of Snowdonia National Park. Panorama walk can be reached via steep steps between cottages in the town centre and the walk across the railway bridge affords spectacular views.
Barmouth is renowned for it's quality of beaches which stretch for miles. It is also home to the Fairbourne & Barmouth Railway track. A ferry takes you across the estuary to Penrhyn Point where the narrow gauge railway greets you for the journey to Fairbourne. If the weather is fine, walk across the bridge, following the sea wall round to Penrhyn Point and catch the ferry back to Barmouth harbour.
There are excellent eating places along the Barmouth front and nearby 'The Last Inn' (highly rated).
The Mawddach estuary is an area of outstanding natural beauty and there are walks to suit all, including the former track of the Cambrian Coast line from Dolgellau to Barmouth (South end of the bridge).