Llwyngwril near Dolgellau, Wales (Ref. 13843)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
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The property

Llwyngwril 1 mile.

This wonderful detached, architect-designed holiday cottage is built into a hillside on the edge of the pleasant Snowdonia village of Llwyngwril.

This lovely Llwyngwril cottage is deceptively spacious and offers light and airy, luxury accommodation built over three floors, with every room providing spectacular sea and mountain views.

Your Llwyngwril cottage has three bedrooms, all with en-suite facilities, a well-equipped, fitted kitchen and a spacious sitting room with large picture windows.

This Llwyngwril cottage is close to many riverside and hill walks, with the amenities of the village and beach just 15 minutes' walk away, where you're able to enjoy long, lazy walks and rock-pooling at low tide.

The area is also renowned for its excellent climbing, watersports and mountain biking.

Visit Fairbourne, with its 2-mile stretch of golden sands and narrow gauge railway, or explore the towns of Dolgellau, Barmouth and Aberdovey, all within easy reach from this delightful Llwyngwril cottage.

This superb Llwyngwril cottage is ideal for families or couples, who wish to explore this scenic part of Wales.


Over three floors. Three bedrooms with en-suite shower, basin and WC: 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x middle floor king-size double, 1 x middle floor twin. Ground floor fitted kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area. Ground floor utility. Lower ground floor sitting room with vaulted ceiling, study area, gas fire and French door to outside decked area. Note: This property is accessed at ground floor level, with stairs from this level down to the middle floor level, and stairs from this level down to the lower ground floor level.


  • Oil underfloor heating on middle floor and lower ground floor with radiators on ground floor and gas fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Raised decked area with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and beach 1 mile
  • Note: Some moderate road noise might be heard when outside the property
  • Note: No children.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Location,Location,Location....”
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    • “Stayed here for a week and wanted to move in forever! The House is a fantastic design and the location perfect. In the whole week we stayed there we never closed the blinds once, even at night. Llwyngwril is a lovely quiet village that we know well and Pen-Y-Bryn is perfectly placed to visit many beautiful areas and attractions. The views from the house are wonderful and we tried not to be away for too many hours in the day so as not to waste time at `Home` We would love to visit again....Thank you Julia & Nick you have a gem!”

    Raynzena, Lincolnshire, April 2014

    • “Location,Location,Location...”
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    • “Stayed here for a week and wanted to move in forever! The House is a fantastic design and the location perfect. In the whole week we stayed there we never closed the blinds once, even at night. Llwyngwril is a lovely quiet village that we know well and Pen-Y-Bryn is perfectly placed to visit many beautiful areas and attractions. The views from the house are wonderful and we tried not to be away for too many hours in the day so as not to waste time at `Home` We would love to visit again...Thank you Julia & Nick you have a gem!”

    Raynzena, Lincolnshire, April 2014

    • “Stunning”
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    • “Fantastic place we have booked again. The sunset over the sea was a pleasure every night. Location brilliant so quite. Would of liked a bit if carpet in lounge felt cold. Every thing you needed. Stunning house.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Coventry, December 2013

    • “Excellent property, well laid out and dog friendly, which is a r”
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    • “Lovely property with stunning views and very clean. Plenty of instructions on how to use equipment, and a lovely part of Wales to visit, with plenty to see and do. Can't fault the house or area in any way or form.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Worcester, October 2013

    • “Great family holiday in fabulous house”
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    • “Despite the snow everywhere getting there (a week before Easter) we had a great family holiday in this wonderful house. Great kitchen/dining room for all the family to relax upstairs, or downstairs in the lounge watching the sea and the world go by. All the bedrooms were great and to a high standard. Would go back tomorrow.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Rugby, May 2013

    • “Absolutely wonderful cottage. Would recommend to anyone.”
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    • “Had a great week at Pen-Y-Bryn... views were out of this world, would recommend to anyone. The cottage had everything that you need to make it a great stay.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Halifax, April 2013

    • “Absolutely sensational house.”
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    • “The house was absolutely sensational. We drove past it at first, partly because the directions said it was the second house on the right but the first house actually isn't visible coming from Dolgellau and, secondly, because it looked too beautiful to be a rental house. On the TV, they talk about the "wow" factor. This house has it in abundance. I could run out of superlatives. Every room has a wonderful view of the sea. There's even a great choice of Dvds, CDs and books..something to suit everyone. The only downside is that the beach is really just a shoreline with a narrow stretch of sand and a wide stretch of boulders and pebbles. It isn't easy to walk anywhere because of lack of pavement and the narrow, twisting road. However, there are plenty of lovely places to go by road...Aberdovey, King arthur's Labyrinth. There were four toilets but no toilet rolls at all. Luckily we had taken some. As we didn't know the area and the proximity of shops, I thought it would have been wonderful to find even a small container of milk to welcome us. Minor, fussy points really considering how fantastic the property is. We all loved the space, the views from every room, the peace. We wanted a relaxing holiday after a stressful time this year and that is exactly what we had.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Bolton, October 2012

    • “Just short of perfect.....”
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    • “The location of this property is absolutely stunning and much has been made in the design to ensure the views are appreciated with the plentiful windows and large decking area. However there were a few features that could have been improved upon. Although there is a washing machine in the utility room there was neither a clothes airer or an iron which defeated the object of doing any washing. For a family if 6 the fridge was on the small side and the freezer was next to the boiler so was constantly working overtime. We had the double room underneath the kitchen which was lovely with a comfy chair in the window to look out to the sea but was so noisy when anyone was in the kitchen as you could hear absolutley everything so a lie in was out of the question. There were no instructions on when the refuse collection was and the bins were overflowing when we arrived so looked like it may be fortnightly. We did a lot of our own recycling down in the village which was not ideal. The property is very modern but did not have wifi which is unusual in this day and age and was something that we all missed.”

    Jandst1, Warrington, United Kingdom, August 2015

    • “Almost Perfect”
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    • “This place is amazing, as soon as you walk through the door the view of the sea from the kitchen hits you thanks to the way the house was designed. A turn to the right and the top bedroom has large windows which give you a sea view from the bed so waking up is a joy! Walk down the stairs to the middle floor and there's 2 more bedrooms, another double and a twin, all bedrooms are very spacious and all en suite with power shower's. Down the final set of stairs lead to the living room which is simply breathtaking! Full lengh windows mean a full sea view from every angle! 2 large sofas plus a desk and 2 relaxing chairs mean that even when the room has several people in you can still sit and relax in your own world while looking for Dolphins and seals which are often seen right in front of the house! The balcony is fabulous, I spent most of the week sitting outside with the provided binoculars glued to my hand searching for sea life. As the title suggests its almost perfect, in my view a couple of things would improve the experience, there is no Wifi so trying to Google train times, local Places to visit etc is impossible plus as a Facebook addict I did miss having a signal on my phone! Another problem was as we slept in the double room under the kitchen we could hear everything from above really loudly!I actually thought the kitchen was going to collapse onto us with the creaks and thuds from above! Finally just a small point the lights are lovely in the living room but very bright and a dimmer switch would make the room even better. The road outside has no pavement as others have said and is a bit dangerous but theres nothing that can be done with that, also the sea is less than 100 yards away but due to a train track running between the house and sea its not ideal to reach the rocky beach but there is a pathway and a rope to reach the sea and go rock pooling but not great for kids and elderly”

    Cheesypeas71, Northwich, United Kingdom, September 2014

    • “Amazing Views...Room for improvement”
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    • “The first thing I need to say about this property was that the views are amazing, however, I was disappointed with the fact that it was situated on a busy country road with no pavement so we could not venture out without the car. The owner telephoned me the week before we went to answer any questions and clarify arrival time but we were left to it from that point on. No one met us or visited on arrival day (which we liked) but there was no welcome folder, only the manuals for appliances and leaflets for places to go. Usually I would expect information on when the bins are collected, how to leave the place on departure, local info etc. (We started with a nearly full outside bin and this was not collected within our week there so I think that this would be a problem if we were a family of 6). The property would not be suitable for my older relatives due to the 3 storey layout (kitchen / dining area top floor, bedrooms middle floor and living area bottom floor). We struggled following a mountain hike!!! Although the property accommodates dogs I would not say that it was dog friendly, as there was no area to let the dog out to do his business, there was only a decked patio area and a gravel driveway that was not enclosed and very close to the busy road. Generally I would say that the property was clean i.e. bathroom, worktops, beds and bathroom facilities. But it was let down in other areas i.e. the bathmats did not appear to have been changed, the coffee table had ring marks on it and the stairs were covered in drinks spills. The property is relatively isolated with the 2 nearest villages being Llwyngwril and Fairbourne. Llwyngwril had a good children's playground, a village pub (closed weekday lunch), access to Pebble beach and a few walks starting here that head into the hills and are worth doing for the panoramic views. It also has a small store that in my opinion is good for bread and milk but it would be difficult to shop for a full meal there. Fairbourne has a lovely sandy beach (after you traverse the pebbles), a small amusements, golf, pony trekking and a few shops (Butchers, grocers, fish and chips, newsagents, laundrette). Within 30 mins drive you can be in Barmouth and Aberdovey, traditional seaside towns. Barmouth being the best place we found to shop for food in the large Co-op, I think the nearest place to eat would be George III on route to Barmouth, this was ok in terms of pub grub but did not have the home-made element I expect from a country pub. It is situated on the Mawddach trial which is a nice easy going flat walk. In summary, this is a good base for exploring and a lovely property that was good value for money, it was just let down at a few areas.”

    Amie M, Stoke-on-Trent, August 2013

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    • “The views from all of the rooms were sensational. We were lucky to have sunshine all week and enjoyed eating in while watching the sunset in the evening.”

    Mr Rameil, Lennestadt, September 2015

    • “The views from all the windows in the property were amazing. Especially the sunsets.”

    Mrs Pardoe, St. Helens, July 2015

    • “The property overall was excellent and the location was stunning.”

    Mr Dando, Cambridge, May 2015

    • “Excellent accommodation and fantastic location. Would have been quite happy to just sit out on the lovely decked area and soak in the views every day, never leaving the building until I had to return home. So relaxing!”

    Mr Bennett, Preston, May 2015

    • “The view was fabulous both inside and out. The cottage was well thought out and we felt very relaxed from the minute we got there, would certainly go back.”

    Mrs Humphreys, Bolton, April 2015

    • “Fabulous view but sadly no dolphins. Truly exceptional Indian restaurant in Fairbourne.”

    Mrs Flanagan, Bedford, September 2014

    • “The house was just amazing, excellent location, superb views and very well designed. We all loved watching the sea and how it changed so much in the day - even watching the rain sweep across was just brilliant. A lovely house in a lovely location, you will not be disappointed.”

    Mrs McQueen-Fenn, Norwich, August 2014

    • “The house was lovely and had sea views from every room. There was just what you needed in a holiday cottage - some suggested walks and games and books.”

    Miss Bartlett, Reading, July 2014

    • “We had a wonderful holiday in this lovely property. It was very comfortable, clean and had amazing views from almost every room in the house. The location is great for walking (hills, mountains, lakes, standing stones, woods, beaches..) as well as for sight-seeing, particularly loved Portmerion. Last, but not least, Purple Moose..a wonderful selection of Ales.”

    Mr Durrant, Bristol, June 2014

    • “A beautifully designed house - very high specification. Nice friendly neighbours. The views from every room were stunning. We were lucky the weather was fabulous but we imagine it would be spectacular even if dull and wet.”

    Mr Angeloff, Shrewsbury, June 2014

    • “It was a really top class accommodation; excellent for parking, the views were amazing and the property wasn't overlooked. It felt private and was very comfortable. It wasn't as busy as our usual destinations in the past. All in all a really enjoyable holiday which all my family enjoyed.”

    Mrs Caldwell, Warrington, May 2014

    • “We were delighted with the standard of Pen y Bryn. It actually exceeded our expectations. It is situated within easy distance of many North Wales attractions but it was also a pleasure to come back and just gaze out at the stunning scenery. I would not hesitate to recommend it to anyone. 10 out of 10!”

    Mrs Martin, Neath, May 2014

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About the location


Dolgellau 11 miles; Tywyn 10 miles; Aberdovey 12 miles.

The pretty village of Llwyngwril rests quietly at the edge of the River Gwril, nestling between the splendour of the Snowdonia Mountains and the stunning golden beaches of the Cardigan Bay coastline. With its 16th century church, pleasant pub and picturesque riverside setting, it offers excellent walks and boasts a variety of wild flowers and many species of birds that flock to the area’s sheltered beaches and rock pools. Take a trip on the narrow gauge railway from the nearby beautiful sandy beach at Fairbourne, to the sweeping sand dunes at Barmouth. Discover the renowned towns of Tywyn, Dolgellau and Aberdovey, and visit the magnificent sights of medieval Harlech Castle and the Snowdonia National Park, all within a short drive. With plenty to see and do, this is a fantastic holiday location for all the family.

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