Ty-Bach-Twt | Stylish Cottage 2 Minutes From The Beach

Ty-Bach-Twt | Stylish Cottage 2 Minutes From The Beach

This is the third cottage that Bethan and Gary have renovated in Dyffryn Ardudwy near Barmouth. They must be a great time as this one is every bit as stylish and well thought out as the first two. Luxuriously appointed and tastefully decorated this cottage offers the perfect retreat for couples looking to explore this beautiful part of North Wales.

Stylish Cottage North Wales Coast

..luxuriously appointed..
..perfect retreat..
..sense of style..

It’s open plan living down stairs. A sumptuous L shaped leather sofa facing onto a modern flat screen TV with windows facing out towards the flowerbeds and the fields beyond. The kitchen is compact but well equipped including a modern oven and hob as well as integral fridge and plenty of storage space. A nice wood breakfast bar separates the two areas.

The sense of style and elegance continues upstairs to the bedroom. A large super-king sized double (6′ wide) bed sits centrally against a floral wall with matching pillows and bedside lamps. Little touches like the chrome topped balustrades and retro alarm clock finishing the room off nicely.

The adjoining en-suite includes a large spacious and powerful shower as well as a basin and wc. The lighting here and throughout the cottage is subtle and refined. There’s also a second wc on the ground floor.

It’s worth pointing out that, with professional cottage owners like Bethan and Gary, guests can feel confident the cottage will be spotlessly clean and well presented each and every time they visit.

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Location

The guests have the use of a small private patio area outside the cottage. Perfect for a early evening glass of wine perhaps. A little further along there’s a larger shared garden as well. Here guests can enjoy fabulous views across the coastline right out to the distant flash of Bardsey Island Lighthouse.

In the summer most people will visit the cottage because of the miles of sandy beaches nearby. And there certainly worth the trip no matter what time of year you decide to stay. But this particular corner of Snowdonia also offers walkers a wealth of undiscovered bridleways and footpaths in some of the most beautiful scenery of the National Park.

There are two pubs in the village both serving food as well as a post office, small grocery store and garage. The larger towns of Barmouth and Harlech are 5 miles to the south and north respectively.

Snowdonia is well none for a range of adventure sports activities. Mountain biking, white water rafting, gorge walking etc can all be enjoyed whilst using the cottage as your base.

Holiday Cottage North Wales

..miles of sandy beaches..
..undiscovered footpaths..
..fabulous views..

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Romantic Self Catering Cottage in Dyffryn Ardudwy | Laundry-Cottage

Romantic Self Catering Cottage in Dyffryn Ardudwy | Laundry-Cottage

Laundry-Cottage is a romantic self catering cottage in Dyffryn Ardudwy and just oozes character. A unique 14th Century stone built cottage with its original inglenook, hand carved oak beams and a spiral stone staircase. You can almost taste the history in this place. The cottage sits within the grounds of an Elizabethan Manor House, Cors Y Gedol, which was built in 1576 by Richard Vaughan. And, as the name suggest, was used as a laundry for the grand house. But don’t worry, you wont be asked to do any of the ironing during your stay.

Laundry-Cottage | Romantic Self Catering Cottage in Dyffryn Ardudwy

..romantic self catering cottage..
..spiral stone staircase..
..original oak beams..

As you walk in through the front door the kitchen and dinning area is to your left and the sitting area is to your right. The kitchen is simple but well equipped. The sitting area is comfortable and the living flame gas fire set in the impressive inglenook gives the room that sort of natural focus point. Little things like the material for the hand made curtains and cushions have obviously been carefully selected and add a touch of class to the property. A whitewashed stone corridor leads off to the ground floor twin bedroom and bathroom. Mind your head! Some guests could argue that the bathroom next door is a bit small. But I guess big bathrooms weren’t a priority during the 14th Century, and I think it actually ads to the character of the cottage.

The stone spiral staircase then leads up to a large first floor bedroom. The original cruck timber frame painted black is offset by the whitewashed walls. The irregular lines and texture are a real welcome contrast to today’s straight edges and wipe down surfaces. Perhaps the cleaners wouldn’t agree. Anyway, I could go on about this cottage for ages but I’m worried I’d bore you. 14th Century, stone spiral staircase in the grounds of and Edwardian Manor House. What more do you want?!

Romantic Self Catering Cottage

Location

The directions to this romantic self catering cottage reads “turn right in the village through the gated entrance. Proceed up the drive for just over a mile..” I should add of course that the ‘gated entrance’ is the original stone structures erected by Richard Vaughan in 1576. The 1.5 mile drive is as straight as an arrow and leads directly to the Hall at the far end. It’s flanked by ancient woods on both sides and the wide grass verges are covered with snowdrops and daffodils in the springtime.

The cottage itself has a large private lawned area which looks out over a field and then some woodland. Beyond that you’ve got the 7 miles of sandy coastline that stretches from Harlech to the north down to Barmouth in the south. The rugged Rhinog mountains provide a back drop to the property and presents a true wilderness for keen walkers. A couple of pubs in the village both serving food. But probably a bit too far to walk after dark.

A quick internet search will show that there are lots of things to do in the area. Adrenaline educing activities as well as more relaxed pastimes. Sites of special historic interest as well as sites of special scientific interest. The world’s your lobster as my gran once said.

Bennar Beach

..private enclosed garden..
..7 miles of sandy coastline..
..the world’s your lobster..

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Hen-Feudy | Breathtaking views across Cardigan Bay

Hen-Feudy | Breathtaking views across the Cardigan Bay and the mountains of North Wales

Location is everything of course and it doesn’t get much better than this. Hen-Feudy is a single story barn conversion in the village of Dyffryn Ardudwy half way between Harlech and Barmouth on the Cambrian coast road. In a slightly elevated position on the outskirts of the village the cottage commands breathtaking views across Cardigan Bay and the mountains of North Wales.

Holiday Cottages North Wales Log Fire

..breathtaking views..
..log fire..
..location, location..

The cottage has a lovely patio area as well as big mature gardens facing out over the coastline. But large glass paneled oak doors in both the kitchen dinner and the lounge ensures that the view can be enjoyed from the inside as well. In the kitchen this sense of light and space is amplified still further by a high vaulted ceiling and modern lighting. Sleek white units are topped with a polished black granite worktop whilst a more traditional welsh dresser and exposed stonewall give character and a sense of place.

The solid oak flooring continues next door into the lounge. Two large 3 seater sofas sit in front of a cast iron log burner. A modern TV sits in the corner of the room but your attention will undoubtedly be drawn to the view outside especially as the sun dips down into the bay towards the end of the day.

Two bedrooms, one double one twin. Again, both are bright and airy and well appointed. The bathroom next door has a contemporary suite complete with powerful shower over a large bath. A small utility room houses the washing machine and small freezer.

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Location

Dyffryn is a nice village complete with a small grocery store, butchers, post office and garage. All are within walking distance of the cottage. Same goes for the pub too. Which is handy. Visitors to this part of North Wales are spoilt for choice regards beaches. But it’s difficult to beat the sandy dunes of Bennar Beach in Dyffryn itself.

Sunset over the Llyn Peninsula

..sunset from the garden..
..walking distance to the pub..
..miles of sandy beaches..

Jump in the car and the historic town of Harlech is 10minutes drive to the North and the seaside town of Barmouth is 10 minutes to the south. Moelfre and the Rhinog Mountain rage is just behind the cottage and are well worth exploring but Snowdon is about 40 mins to the north. Coed Y Brennin to the west is a mecca for mountain bikers and many more adventure type activities can be enjoyed in the surrounding area.

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Holiday Cottage Dyffryn Ardudwy | Sea Views and Walking Distance to Pub | Y-Felin

Holiday Cottage Dyffryn Ardudwy | Sea Views and Walking Distance to Pub

Y Felin, Holiday Cottage Dyffryn Ardudwy, is in a rural village in Snowdonia, half way between Harlech and Barmouth on the Cambrian Coast road. A short grassy drive leads up to a private but sunny garden. (It never rains in Wales, honest!) Slate stepping stones guide you to the front door of this beautiful, typically asymmetrical, 17th century stone cottage.

Holiday Cottage Dyffryn Ardudwy | Sea Views and Walking Distance to Pub

..sea views..
..original features..
..under floor heating..

Open the door of this Holiday Cottage Dyffryn Ardudwy and step onto the warm slates which cover the ground floor. (This under floor heating is a marvellous thing) Modern facilities, dishwasher, washing machine etc are combined with original features like the ledged and braced doors and exposed beams.

There’s a cosy lounge complete with obligatory inglenook or ‘simne fawr’ eith cast iron log burner. Perfect for those romantic evenings cuddled up together on the couch. Upstairs there’s a modern bathroom where the complete with ceramic bath and power-shower and there’s a nice view of the cows from the bath if you leave the curtains open. The two bedrooms are nicely furnished and all the linen was crisp and clean.

Both bedrooms have window seats overlooking the coastline about half a mile away. One disadvantage of this period property however was the painfully low doors. But I learnt to duck by about the third day. In front of the house some old barns and stone walls combine to provide a secluded courtyard type garden. Surrounding that is a 4 acre field which came with the property and was perfect for our Border Collie.

Holiday Cottage Dyffryn Ardudwy


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Location

The train station is about half a mile away and the bus stop is just up the road from this Holiday Cottage Dyffryn Ardudwy. But best of all there are two pubs within walking/staggering distance. Dyffryn is a nice village complete with a small grocery store and butchers, post office and garage. The historic town of Harlech is 10minutes drive to the North and the seaside town of Barmouth is 10 minutes to the south. Moelfre and the Rhinog Mountain rage is just behind you and the beach is just in front of you.

Lots to do in the area, Harlech has it’s famous castle of course as well as a 18 hole links golf course. We also enjoyed our time at the pony trekking school in Dolgellau, a nearby market town.

Holiday Cottage Dyffryn Ardudwy | Sea Views and Walking Distance to Pub

..historic castles..
..miles of sandy beaches..
..glorious unspoilt mountains..

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Self Catering Barn Dyffryn Ardudwy | Moelfre

Self Catering Barn Dyffryn Ardudwy | Moelfre

Moelfre, Self Catering Barn Dyffryn Ardudwy, named after the mountain behind the cottage, is a one bedroom barn conversion on a working welsh hill farm. It’s difficult for me to be objective when describing Moelfre as it’s one of the two self catering cottages that we let out ourselves here at Byrdir. But I hope you’ll agree when I say they’re nicely furnished and decorated. We’re certainly very proud with the way they’ve turned out.

Using local craftsmen to completely rebuild an old disused barn, has meant that we’ve been able to use as much natural and local material as possible. Nick and Adam did most of the structural work including laying the natural slate tiles on our heated floor. Mike, a carpenter from the village, hand carved the oak trusses and glazed gable end. Whilst stonemasons Charlie and Rich, two brothers and friends of ours, did a brilliant job of the external granite stone work.  (I was allowed to help with the backbreaking but unskilled work of fetching the stones from the fields.)

We’ve designed the barn with a ‘grogloft’ or sleeping deck up in the eaves of the barn. The velux window up there has a brilliant view over the farm, Moelfre and the Rhinog Mountains. The living area downstairs has an open kitchen. We’ve tried to include everything you’ll need such as a combination oven, hob and dishwasher. The underfloor heating provides more than enough heat but we’ve also installed a cast iron log burner to help create that romantic atmosphere. The french doors open to a fantastic view of the Cambrian coast line and the Llyn Peninsula beyond.

Self Catering Barn Dyffryn Ardudwy | Moelfre

..on a working welsh hill farm..
..complimentary cooked breakfast..
..sandy beaches to the west..

We’ve tried to buy the best fixtures and fittings possible. Including hand made brass lamps, oak furniture and real leather sofas. The bathroom has been kitted out with a powerful thermostatic shower and expensive taps etc. But more importantly perhaps we’d like to think that we’ve invested some time and effort into smaller projects like renovating an old cast iron radiator for the bathroom, making the curtains by hand, restoring some old furniture bought at our local auction and buying some nice ornaments made by friends and neighbors.

Self Catering Barn Dyffryn Ardudwy

Location

Moelfre Self Catering Barn Dyffryn Ardudwy is on the grounds of our farm here at Byrdir where we also run a small B&B (have a look at www.byrdir.co.uk for more information). During the summer months, when the B&B is open, we’ll try and persuade you to join us for a cooked breakfast in the main farmhouse free of charge. Although you’re naturally free to stay in bed and cater for yourselves if you prefer. There are lots of other advantages to staying here on the farm. It’ll give you a chance to get involved in things like feeding the pigs, collecting the chicken eggs and meeting the ducks. Throwing a stick for our border collie, Dell, seems to be the favorite pastime of most of our guest however. Great views in every direction. Views over the Cambrian Coastline and its sandy beaches a mile to the west, Snowdon and her friends are to the north and you are naturally encouraged to explore the rugged Rhinnog Mountains that climb up behind the cottage to the east.

The other attractions associated with Snowdonia are all close by. Historic castle and golf course in Harlech, narrow gauge steam railways in Porthmadog and Talyllyn, slate and copper mines in Bleuna and Beddgelert as well as more adventurous pursuits like kite surfing, white water rafting and mountain biking etc. Let me know what you fancy and I’ll point you in the right direction.

Self Catering Barn Dyffryn Ardudwy | Moelfre

..luxury barn conversion..
..views over the Cambrian coast line..
..in the heart of Snowdonia..

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5 Star Luxury Cottage with Sea Views | Ty-Capel

5 Star Luxury Cottage with Sea Views | Ty-CapelTy-Capel is a 5 Star luxury cottage with sea views. It’s like staying in a luxury spa hotel but better. The rooms are bigger, the breakfast is nicer and you have your own private garden. Ok you have to cook the breakfast yourself but at least the eggs wont be rubbery.

This two bedroom self catering house in the seaside village of Dyffryn Ardudwy on the west cost of the Snowdonia National Park was formerly the home of the local minister. The property has been recently renovated to a very high standard. I know everybody says that, but this one really is posh.

5 Star Luxury Cottage with Sea Views | Ty-Capel

..sleek kitchen..
..this one really is posh..
..like a hotel but better..


Open plan living down stairs. The sleek kitchen has all the facilities you’d want including a dishwasher and washing machine. Outside, there’s a lovely raised decking area just off the kitchen. Patio furniture and a small BBQ allows guests to make the most of those sea views and has the benefit of being a real suntrap from lunchtime onwards. There is also a lawned garden area but this is the other side of a side lane, which means younger children probably shouldn’t be left there unsupervised.

Back into the kitchen of this luxury cottage with sea views and a breakfast bar separates this area from equally plush dinning chairs and table. Dinner can be enjoyed whilst looking out over the sandy coastline that makes this part of north wales so popular with many of our guests.

Just round the corner is a spacious lounge with two comfortable sofas facing onto a large flat screen tv complete with surround sound speakers. The state of the art heat exchanger will provide more than enough warmth via the under-floor heating system but the best gadget in the lounge is the wall heater. Guests have the choice of projecting 5 different types of fire onto the front panel with the option of crackling sound effects if you want. My favorite however, is the ‘aquarium’ setting.

Floor level led lights lead you up the carpeted staircase to two spacious bedrooms, both of which are en-suite. The double room, again, has fantastic sea views and contemporary fittings and fixtures including the 3rd of 4 flat screen tv’s in the house. The deluxe en-suite bathroom has a large bath with a shower over. The twin bedroom next door also has a large shower in it’s en-suite bathroom.

5 Star Luxury Cottage with Sea Views | Ty-Capel


Location

Dyffryn Ardudwy is a bustling sea side village half way between Harlech and Barmouth on the western edge of Snowdonia. The village has a butchers, post office and small grocery shop as well as a couple of cafés and two pubs serving food. (The pubs are within easy walking distance of the house.) The larger towns of Barmouth and Harlech offer a wider selection of shops and restaurants and are 10 minutes away by car.

The area’s most obvious draw is the miles of clean sandy beaches nearby. But guests should also take the opportunity to explore the rugged rhinog mountains also accessible from the house. Snowdon itself is a 40 minute drive to the north.

Other activities within a short car journey include mountain biking at Coed Y Brennin, white water rafting at Tryweryn and pony trekking in Betws Y Coed. Smaller independent activity providers will also take you gorge walking, kite surfing, climbing etc. Two many to mention.

You can’t drive for more than five minutes in this area without passing a burial ground, castle or some sort of historic monument. And our more recent industrial past can be re-lived with trips on narrow gauge steam railways and by exploring underground slate mines.

Or, you could just sit on that decking area, read a book, drink a glass of wine and watch the sun go down.

Bustling sea side village

..bustling seaside village..
..rugged Rhinog mountains..
..historic monuments..

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