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Arthur’s Cottage

(Ref. 1078526)

Abergynolwyn near Tywyn, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "I came across this cottage by chance when searching for dog friendly cottages and how pleased I am to have found it!"

    The cottage was 100% perfect for our needs and plenty of room for us, as a couple, two dogs plus two granddaughters aged 4 and 10. Everything was so thoughtfully presented, with lovely little touches (torches in bedside drawers) plus everywhere was meticulously clean and uplifting. The secure little gardens, as well as the many breathtaking walks straight out of the door were also a real bonus. We enjoyed the little railway, Magic Lanten Cinema in Towyn and King Arthur’s Labyrinth. Aberdovey and Towyn beaches provided fun for the dogs and plenty of paddling for the girls. Finally the owners were great with their communication and couldn’t have been more friendly and accommodating- a huge thank you!

    Thank you so much for this review we really appreciate your lovely comments and hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Mar 2024

  • "Really lovely cottage, appreciated the extra touches like the torches."

    Felt homely and was great to come back to at the end of the day. Loved the decor. The enclosed garden was fantastic for my dogs. To prevent dogs going upstairs a stair gate or barrier would be good. I think there’s a lovely castor oil plant in the back garden but it’s poisonous to dogs

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2024

  • "An absolutely immaculately presented cottage."

    Parking not as hazardous as suggested as the road is so quiet - only the rushing falls to listen to at night. Walking the dogs up the lane needs some cardiac fitness! Great location for aberdovey, Tywyn, Machynlleth, Barmouth, Dolgellau, beach, Cader Idris (No of course we didn’t, we couldn’t even see the top) Talyllyn railway. The Brit in Aberdovey remains the best pub, Millie and Sid’s in Tywyn is a great place to eat out. Could not have hoped for a lovelier place to stay - thank you!

    Thank you so much for this review we are so pleased you had an enjoyable stay and hopefully you can return and maybe do Cader Idris next time, we’ve done it and it’s well worth it . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Feb 2024

  • "Very cosy, clean and welcoming."

    Would definitely stay again.

    Thank you so much for the great feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful spot with walks on the doorstep."

    Fab for our two dogs with both front and back gardens enclosed. The cottage is well equipped and finished to a high standard. Comfy bed too! Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Spent last week at Arthur's cottage just perfect."

    This cottage is fantastic has got everything you need. The owners have put lots of nice finishing touches, it is very homely as soon as you walk in. The cleanliness is spot on all through. We had a great week lots of nice places to explore..Dolgech falls is worth a visit. The cafe opposite the cottage is worth a visit, the breakfast is a must. Our little dog enjoyed his sausage very welcoming. We will definitely return in the future to this truly amazing cottage. Thanks again to the owners for a very pleasant stay.

    Thank you so much Susan for your very kind review of the cottage. We are so pleased you had an enjoyable stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Chris and Paul. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2023

  • "Just returned from a wonderful week at Arthur’s Cottage."

    The cottage is perfect for a relaxing break and feels welcoming and homely as soon as you walk through the door. It is decorated to a high standard with comfortable beds and lovely bathrooms. The two gardens are secure for pets and have stunning views. We went on the Talyllyn Railway which was great and a step back in time. You could catch a glimpse of the train from the back garden and hear its toots! We also visited Tywyn one evening to take a beautiful sunset photo. Tyn y Cornel is a good place for a drink by the lake. Gorgeous setting and we were treated to a RAF fly past! Would definitely like to return one day and would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2023

  • "A fabulous cottage beautifully decorated, comfortable furniture and beds."

    Small well equipped kitchen and a safe outside space for everyone to enjoy. This was our second visit and highly recommend to anyone who is looking for a relaxing stay in beautiful rural Wales. The location allows you to explore surrounding towns, beaches and the most breathtaking countryside.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Jul 2023

  • "A comfy,cosy cottage."

    Good facilities and really comfortable beds. Small kitchen but adequate for 4adults. Plenty of lovely walks and wonderful scenery. Enjoyable stay had by all!

    Reviewed by Nia4.7Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful Cottage in the perfect location."

    The front and back gardens are fully enclosed for dog to run free. The sun shines in both front and back from sunrise to sunset. You can walk from the cottage for 10 minutes up the hill and be at a mountain waterfall. The Cafe opposite is open for breakfast from 0900 to 1400 Tuesday to Friday and 1000 to 1500 on Saturdays and Sundays. I recommend the full breakfast (they even cater for dogs, Buddy loved his morning sausage.) Ample parking for 2 cars with overflow parking in the free carpark opposite the Cottage. We Like it so much that we have booked for next year already !

    Thank you so much for the positive comments and we look forward to welcoming you back next year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely the little extras like the tea and coffee and biscuits just made it all feel extra special."

    The cottage was very clean and tidy and felt very welcoming when we arrived. We had a really nice stay and definitely would highly recommend! Both me and my husband definitely would stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Jan 2023

  • "A truly first class property, 5 stars for cleanliness, comfort, equipment and decor."

    Will definitely return and have no hesitation in recommending.

    Reviewed by Gareth5.0Oct 2022

  • "An extremely well presented property with a good standard of furnishings."

    Very good location if you want a quiet relaxing holiday to unwind....which we did!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent & comfortable cottage with lovely outside space front & rear, both of which were dog-friendly."

    Abergynolwyn falls are right on the doorstep, the blue walk (about 6k) is well worth doing although might be a bit muddy if it has been raining recently. Shame the pub was closed (again) but the Ty'n y Cornel hotel on the Tal-y-llyn isn't too far and has lovely lake views.

    Thank you so much for those wonderful comments about the cottage. It is very sad that unfortunately the pub remains closed but hopefully it will be taken on by someone in the not to distant future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a beautiful cottage, clean and well equipped."

    The location is superb for walking and relaxation. Very highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Aug 2022

  • "Well equipped and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by P5.0Jul 2022

  • "Really Lovely, 3 days we did not drive the car at all which says it all."

    Please tell the owner that the bin men would not empty the brown one because it did not have a 2022 sticker.

    Thank you so much for the positive feedback we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Also thank you for letting us know about the bin we will be looking into this. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John Kenneth5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday home, spotless and everything you need is there for your use."

    Beautiful spot for quiet holiday to recharge batteries.

    We really appreciate your kind and positive comments and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jun 2022

  • "Perfect cottage."

    Well appointed and thoughtfully furnished to a high standard.. We felt relaxed and enjoyed our stay in a beautiful place. Thank you.

    You are most welcome and hopefully we can welcome you back again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Arthur's Cottage and would definitely return in the future."

    The property was very well maintained, comfortable, very homely, and set in a wonderful location. On our arrival an added bonus of a delicious welsh fruit cake was warmly welcomed too.

    So pleased that you enjoyed the ‘Bara Brith’ and thanks again for your lovely comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is a stunning cottage, very tastefully furnished with everything we needed."

    Very comfortable beds & furniture, gorgeous bathrooms, we hope to return! A perfect location for walks and steam engines!

    Thank you so much for your feedback, all the furniture and how the cottage is presented has been very thought out so your comments are greatly appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2022

  • "Arthur's Cottage was superb, immaculately clean and with well thought out facilities."

    The location is perfect for both the coast and Snowdonia National Park and the re-opening of the village pub and cafe gives you the option of eating out without having to drive. It would be difficult to find a better appointed cottage within the region and we would recommend it to couples and families.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Mar 2022

  • "We loved the cottage."

    It was equipped with everything you needed and very clean apart from the massive toad that hopped across the floor in the lounge

    Thank you so much for our 100% score we greatly appreciate it. We were unaware we had a resident toad in the cottage but we hope this didn’t spoil your break. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Feb 2022

  • "Arthur’s Cottage is a beautiful cottage in a stunning location, ideal for walking and also visiting nearby beaches."

    Directions provided made it really easy to find. The cottage is all really tasteful and well equipped with all you need and also extras like a slow cooker, coffee machine board games and hairdryers, there was even a bara brith waiting for us and dog treats which was lovely. It was very clean and well maintained. The owners are really helpful and good at communicating, providing instructions for the log burner and messaging on our arrival. We very much enjoyed our stay despite the gales and rain and were warm and cosy throughout.

    Thank you so much for your kind words and positive feedback. We are so glad you had an enjoyable time despite the weather and hopefully look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2022

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Arthur's Cottage."

    It was very well equipped. We and Beth The Dog enjoyed the walks up into the woodland from the front door.

    Reviewed by John4.4Feb 2022

  • "Excellent stay at a first class facility in a great location."

    Situated in the middle of the village Arthur’s Cottage is ideally located for access onto beautiful country walks, alongside the waterfalls, and all local facilities. The cottage is very well equipped with all the facilities you would want - espresso machine, dishwasher, log burner, good Wi-Fi, great en-suite shower etc. Overall a fantastic stay in a great place.

    Thank you so much for the positive feedback we hope to welcome you back again to Arthur’s Cottage soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allen5.0Jan 2022

  • "Loved the property ,very clean ,very modern ."

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Dec 2021

  • "Great property."

    Very clean, warm & welcoming. The area is stunning. Would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Nov 2021

  • "This is a gem of a cottage in a great location."

    Walks from the door and only 7 miles to the coast. The views are stunning and the surrounding countryside is truly fantastic. I would thoroughly recommend a stay in Arthur’s Cottage.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is a beautiful cottage with everything you could need."

    The area is great for walkers, and behind the cottage is a walking area full of surprises .. we loved it and hope to return .. the closed pub has also just reopened ..

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2021

  • "We book a cottage every year and Arthur's Cottage is the best one we have ever been to."

    We honestly cannot recommend it enough, it far exceeded our expectations. It is cosy, comfortable, has excellent facilities, has lovely character and a very pretty enclosed garden that was very safe for our furbabies and with spectacular views front and back. We couldn't believe how close all the beautiful walks are.. spectacular waterfall woodland walks just 5 minutes walk up lane from back gate, and a beautiful mountain walk just over 5 minutes from front gate down far side of play park. Short drives to Tywyn, Aberdyfi, and castell y bere which we loved, and many other magical places. We highly recommend booking Arthur's Cottage, you definitely won't be disappointed. Very good communication off the lovely owners too.

    Thank you so much for your kind words and feedback. We greatly appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fabulous location, lovely cottage, sad to find both the pub and cafe closed which was a big draw when we booked."

    Many thanks for your Feedback Julie we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and the cottage. Sorry to hear of your disappointment at the cafe being closed but good news the pub has reopened. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Sep 2021

  • "This was our first visit to South Snowdonia and Arthur’s Cottage was an ideal base for exploring the area, being well positioned for both hills and coast."

    The cottage has been recently renovated to a very high standard, is very well equipped and comfortable and we were able to use the outside space as the weather was kind to us. Contact with the owners was prompt and friendly, they let us know by text when the cottage was ready for us. Sadly, the pub and cafe in the village are both closed at the moment, perhaps casualties of the lock downs.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Sep 2021

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Towels and Linen inc in rent.
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Tywyn 7 miles away

The property

Arthur’s Cottage holds a lot of history and personality, named after one of the previous owners who had a positive presence in the village of Abergynolwyn for his charisma and character much like ‘Doc’ from Back to the Future, this cottage is a real hit with the locals who will be happy to tell tales of the much-loved man.

A beautiful stone-built, semi-detached property, it’s a wonderful place for small families or friends to unwind in the idyllic settings of Wales.

Walk down the stone path of the front garden, a precious space directly opposite rolling hills, be sure to stop here with your morning coffee the next day to take in the breath-taking scenes.

As soon as you enter the property you will step into the lounge, a plush and simplistic area, offering you a marvellous woodburning stove against exposed stone and slate, it intertwines modern and traditional interior to give the cottage even more character than it already holds through its previous history.

There is a twin bedroom on the ground floor, with two single beds, it’s ideal for kids or even friends to get a restful sleep without the hassle of top and tale.

Head down the corridor to the shower room, perfect after a rainy walk with the dogs where you can hang your coat on the heated towel rail outside the room to avoid any mucky pawprints.

Climbing up the tasteful tartan staircase, you will find a glorious master bedroom in the style of a mezzanine, with a daring but delightful slate wall above the bed, it’s a great room for couples, with views overlooking stunning scenery and a small seating area next to the window for you to enjoy a morning snack, it’s a lovely room to help you unwind before the adventure really begins.

If you are looking for places to eat directly opposite the cottage you will find Y Caffi which serves breakfast, main meals and a selection of cakes plus hot and cold beverages.

It opens 09:00 till 15:00 every day (09:00 till 15:00 Wednesday to Sunday from September to March and closed all of January ).

Not far from the village you will also find the Talyllyn railway cafe which also serves hot and cold beverages, soups, sandwiches and mouth-watering cakes and tempting treats, dogs are also welcome in both cafes. A five minute drive away is the Gwesty Tynycornel Hotel which is located on the banks of the beautiful Talyllyn Lake.

The restaurant offers lunch,afternoon tea,evening and Sunday lunch menus.

A ten minute drive is the seaside town of Tywyn, which boasts several cafes,pubs and restaurants along with a local supermarket and petrol station.

Surrounded by plentiful tourist attractions, you’re in for an action-packed holiday in close proximity to the historic narrow-gauge Talyllyn Railway, King Arthur’s Labyrinth, and Corris Mine Explorers, the local area hosts an array of activities that are fun for all the family.

Next stop is Aberdovey, where you will find an excellent golf course with sea views for those who have brought their clubs, as well as a fantastic beach, where you can beachcombe the shores, build sandcastles with the little ones, or treat the family to fresh fish and chips after a delightful swim.

For more beach action, head to Aberystwyth which has a beautiful beach where you can soak up the sun with your favourite book, as well as the Aberystwyth Castle Grounds where you can explore the once remarkable 13th-century castle and the Vale of Rheidol Railway, where you can hop aboard an old-style steam train and settle down in first class carriage for a tour through the rolling hills and woodlands.

Be sure to venture further afield into the lands of Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park, where you can find even more stunning scenery as well as things to do dotted around every village including the Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber and the ruins of Cymer Abbey, there’s plenty of history to explore in this bustling area of Wales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Aberdovey 4 miles; Dolgellau 20 miles.

The tranquil town of Tywyn lies on the sweep of Cardigan Bay, perched on the end of the imposing Cader Idris mountain range where the landscape tumbles into the sea on the edge of the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park. The promenade and town are all on one level, ideal for that gentle evening stroll by the clear blue water of the Bay. Shopping in Tywyn is a pleasure, with a regular open-air market, and local shops offering a wide range of local produce and gifts. The proximity to mountains and sea means the town also offers a wide variety of activities, from mountaineering to surfing, and the area offers leisurely rambles through the beautiful countryside. Slightly further afield lie the towns of Dolgellau and Aberdovey (with its golf course), while attractions such as Harlech Castle, Llanfair Slate Caverns and the Talyllyn Railway, together with the sandy beaches of the Cambrian coast make this an ideal location for a relaxing break.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas