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Arthur’s Cottage

Abergynolwyn near Tywyn, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1078526)



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Reviews & Ratings

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Great property."

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

    Reviewed by HelenNov 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 ElizabethOct 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 LynnSep 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 JulieSep 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 JulieSep 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 CharlesSep 2021

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The property

Tywyn 7.3 miles.

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.

As you set off for the day to explore the village of Abergynolwyn, you will find the village pub across the road.

There is also a cafe at the Talyllyn railway offering hot and cold drinks,soup,sandwiches,mouth-watering cakes and tempting treats in a dog friendly traditional railway tearoom.

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 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.


  • 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
  • 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
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles

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 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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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