Large Family Self Catering in Central Village Location | Tregantle

4 Bedroom House Dyffryn Ardudwy Snowdonia

Tregantle is a large 4 bedroom house in the coastal village of Dyffryn Ardudwy in Snowdonia. This modern house can easily accommodate up to 10 people so perfect for extended family breaks by the sea.

A fully fitted kitchen has all the facilities you would expect including dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer. A small breakfast table in the kitchen is great for children and their colouring in while Mum or Dad cooks.

Double French doors lead through to the more formal dinning room. A large hardwood table surrounded by ten high backed dining chairs creates an elegant refined space for family meals. The lounge opposite is more relaxed with plenty of slouching opportunities in front of the flat screen TV.

What makes this room particularly appealing is another set of large French doors that open out onto a decked area outside. You can sit and enjoy a glass of wine in the sunny yet private garden whilst others stay indoors to watch the telly. I always enjoy that feeling when you rush indoors from bright sunshine and it takes a moment or two for your eyes to adjust to the light.

The last room on the ground floor is a large bedroom with a super king-sized bed and en-suite bathroom. Perfect for older relatives perhaps but modern and spacious enough to be the favorite of old and young alike.

There are three more bedrooms upstairs. Another bedroom with a super king-sized bed and en-suite shower room. Then a smaller twin bedroom and finally a huge family room with a king sized bed and two single beds. All the bedrooms look out over the coastline towards the Llyn Peninsula.

Self Catering in Central Village Location


Dyffryn Ardudwy is a lovely little village half way between Harlech and Barmouth on the Cambrian Coast Road. Two pubs in the village. The first is within easy walking distance the other is a little further but still no need for the car. The post office, grocery shop and butchers are also only a short distance from the house. The larger towns of Harlech and Barmouth are 5 minutes away by car and offer more choice of shops and restaurants etc.

The beach in the village is fantastic. Huge rolling sand dunes stretch up and down this part of the coastline. Wonderfully clean water and gently sloping coastline provides a safe environment for all ages.

The mountains behind the house are a big favorite of many who know this area. Cwm Nantcol and Cwm Bychan must count among the most beautiful mountain valleys in the National Park. As well as mountain walking the more adventurous might enjoy white water rafting on the Tryweryn river, mountain bikeing at Coed Y Brenin or high rope adventures at Padarn Country Park.

Family on Dyffryn Beach holiday..
..sunny private garden..
..plenty of slouching opportunities..

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Gatehouse | Unique self catering cottage in North Wales

Gatehouse | Unique self catering cottage in North WalesThe Gatehouse of Cors Y Gedol Hall is a truly unique self catering cottage. Built by the Vaughan family in the 14th century this imposing building now provides self catering accommodation for up to 7 people in one of the nicest parts of the Snowdonia national park. Having driven up the mile long drive from the coast road you cant help but be impressed by the gothic symmetry of the building. It stands of course as the welcome entrance to the great hall behind. Carved granite finials flank the central arch where lords and ladies in horse drawn carriages would pass through. And the arched windows with their sandstone mullions and a central cusp create a real fairytale look.

Unique Self catering Cottage

The central arch which bisects the house does mean the accommodation is unconventional. But I think that just adds to the character. The lounge and two of the bedrooms are on one side of the building whilst the kitchen and one more bedroom are on the other side. Having to pass through the covered central arch to get to the other side does mean that midnight trips to the fridge in your nightie might be a bit risky as the arch remains exposed on one side. But I’m guessing the sheep have probably seen it all before.

The kitchen has a country cottage feel and includes a dishwasher and washing machine as well as all the other essentials. The lounge is beautifully furnished. Original features such as old oak beams and arched windows are complimented by Laura Ashley curtains and tasteful antique ornaments. As I say, three bedrooms in total. One family room with a double bed and a single bed plus two more double rooms. All the bedrooms have a fantastic view over the surrounding grounds. Both sides of the building have a wc each. Which is a relief. One bathroom has a shower, the other a bath.

unique self catering cottage

..unique self catering cottage..
..gothic symmetry..
..a fairy tale building..


As part of the Cors Y Gedol estate this unique self catering cottage is set within impressive grounds. Guests have their own enclosed and private garden to enjoy but are also free to explore the manicured lawns and lake of the main hall nearby. The surrounding ancient woodland is also a great place for curious children (and adults) to explore. Beyond the trees the mountains of the national park rise up to the west and are easily accessible straight from your front door. To the east miles of sandy beaches stretch out along the Cambrian coast. There are a couple of pubs in the village, a small grocery store, a post office and an excellent local butchers. The popular seaside town of Barmouth is a 10 minute drive to the south whilst the town of Harlech with its famous castle and links golf course is 10 minutes to the North. This entire stretch of coastline boasts some wonderful clean and sandy beaches. Whilst walking in the mountains provides the perfect escape from the daily bustle. Too many adventure activities to list but drop me an email if you need pointing in the right direction.

Harlech Castle

..impressive grounds..
..miles of sandy beaches..
..the famous Harlech castle..

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Stylish One Bedroom Cottage 2 Minutes From the Beach | Ty-Bach-Twt

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.



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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