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Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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|
Features and Facilities
|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|
About this location
The Gwynedd region
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).
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15 Jan 2015
"A gem set in a coastal Welsh village"
Spent a wonderful Christmas week in the cottage with my family and a couple of friends.The kitchen was extraordinary, - fully equipped with cooking utensils and everything necessary to prepare a full … More
29 Sep 2014
"Brilliant Unexpected Week"
Just had a lovely week at this cottage. very secluded, kitchen to die for! Hadn't really decided to do but randomly chose the Barmouth area for a last minute booking. Weather beautiful and the sc… More
28 Aug 2014
"Home from home"
5 of us spent the week here, 3 children and 2 adults, what a fabulous base it was!The pictures really do not do the cottage justice, it was such a lovely surprise from opening the gate to the courtyar… More
24 Aug 2014
"A homely but modern cottage with stunning kitchen and bathroom"
Such a fantastic place to stay in a great central location for exploring Snowdonia. It is also very convenient if you need to buy any last minute essentials or the morning paper with the post office a… More
9 Aug 2014
"Excellent holiday cottage, central to everything and well worth going to!"
This cottage was very well equipped, comfortable and spotless. It was central to lots of attractions, but also felt quiet and rural. Would like to book again soon.… More
29 Jul 2014
"Beautiful family cottage"
My family and i really enjoyed our stay at the cottage, there was a big family table in the kitchen for us all to sit together and eat, the garden was a lovely sun trap, and we would sit there in the … More
28 Jun 2014
"A lovely cottage for a holiday"
A lovely comfy cottage for a holiday in this beautiful part of Wales. The cottage has everything you could possibly need for a self catering holiday. Communication before arrival,was the best we have … More
20 Jun 2014
"Home from home"
All facilities very good, local area good and local pubs good grub. Great for travelling out from.Even equipped with bucket and spade if so inclined!… More
21 Apr 2014
"Great For all the Family"
The Holiday Cottage was in a peaceful, relaxing location only a few minutes drive away from barmouth which was perfect for us. We enjoy having time to relax but it gave us the option to go and visit o… More
7 Nov 2013
"Very nice cottage"
Ty Uchaf is cosy and pleasant to stay in. Never seen as many games , DVD's etc to keep the children occupied in any other cottage we have stayed in, which for a damp October stay was quite important, as for most of the week I had four grandchildren age 14. 9. 6 and five to keep occupied and happy as my daughter had to go back to work. Having a good internet connection was another plus. The station was in easy walking distance for us and we made good use of this to go up and down the line. Looking forward to staying in summer as the beach looked lovely though it is a twenty minute walk from the cottage, perfectly acceptable for my lot. Beds and pillows comfy with good quality linen, kitchen well equipped, the only downside was with it being dark evenings I was cooking with the light behind me so couldn't see what I was doing at the stove, in summer that wouldn't be a problem as the light would be coming in the windows on to the stove . Well equipped separate utility room. All together a very nice cottage at a very reasonable price. Thank you Bob and Rosie Esterbrook