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Bron Aber

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Arthog near Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is very comfortable with wonderful views and a beautiful garden."

    It's in a good position, with lovely walks straight from the door and close by. We would definitely like to come back.

    Reviewed by David4.4May 2024

  • "Another lovely stay."

    That’s one in Autumn and now Spring. No doubt we will be back!

    Reviewed by Jim4.4Apr 2024

  • "Bron Aber is extremely comfortable with everything you need."

    Menna is a wonderful host, nothing is too much trouble for her. The cottage is located in a beautiful area and has magnificent views. The garden is fabulous. We would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Dec 2023

  • "Really enjoyable stay at Bron Aber and would definitely like to return."

    Comfortable bungalow in lovely quiet and scenic location. Owner Menna very helpful and friendly. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Oct 2023

  • "We loved this charming bungalow with its quirky layout."

    The owner is friendly and welcoming with helpful advice and suggestions. It is in a delightful spot with great views. Sadly we were unable to enjoy the garden due to the wetness of the week we were there. However we enjoyed the excellent walks from the door even if we did return wet and muddy after every excursion. The cottage is very comfortable but may not suit anyone with limited mobility as the entrance is up a steep slope from the unpavemented A road. The only item we would have liked was a caftierre as we enjoy freshly brewed coffee.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were warmly greeted and given a run down of the facilities."

    The bungalow was immaculate and extremely comfortable. We have two greyhounds and these were also given a warm welcome. A beautiful garden and patio area added to the comfortable facilities provided. A great time was had by both us and the dogs and a definite return is on the cards.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2023

  • "Bron Aber is a very comfortable holiday cottage."

    It is very well placed for walks and sightseeing. Our 5 year old grandson loved the Fairbourne steam railway. Barmouth had lots to occupy him as well. Menna Our host, was very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Julia4.4Aug 2023

  • "Bron Aber is a lovely comfortable & relaxing bungalow our host Menna was welcoming and always concerned if there was anything we needed."

    Our dogs loved the garden too, we had a lovely fortnight staying here and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Aug 2023

  • "A wonderfully warm welcome from the owner."

    The bungalow itself was very tastefully furnished & decorated. In terms of cleanliness, I found it nothing short of immaculate! If your idea of a holiday involves commercialised entertainment in any form, you won't (or shouldn't) be looking at Arthog . . . If you want to enjoy a wander through the adjacent woodland or take some less energetic walks (or bike rides) along the Mawddach Trail or on the Barmouth or Tywyn beach fronts, Bronaber really is an ideal base! Arrived home only a few hours ago and I am already looking into future available dates . . . :-)

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and garden,location is excellent for beautiful walks, lovely host, we will be back."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Bron Aber is a beautiful cottage with a stunning garden in a fantastic location for hiking, biking and day trips to nearby towns and lovely sandy beaches."

    The house is clean and well equipped and the beds are super comfy. Menna, the host, is friendly and helpful. It couldn't have been more perfect. We hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.7Jun 2023

  • "This is a wonderful cottage to stay."

    Garden is spectacular and the views from the lounge are stunning. Lovely walks to nearby waterfalls and along the Mawdach Trails. Menna is the lovely owner and lives next door, so is always on hand for recommendations or questions. We stayed with our two dogs and the loved it! We can't wait to stay again. The cottage is clean, spacious and well equipped. Just what you need for a stay in beautiful Arthog.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0May 2023

  • "Mens and Fred were very welcoming had a really restful stay"

    Reviewed by Christina5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely few days at the bungalow."

    Great for cycling trails. The garden is beautiful.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Staying at bron aber far outreached my expectations, it was very clean very comfortable and had a fully equipped kitchen, i took my grandaughter who has special needs on holiday and the cottage was perfect for her needs, Menna and pred were very helpful and certainly go above and beyond to help and make sure your stay is an enjoyable one, I would certainly book this cottage again and would highly recommend to family and friends."

    Thank you both menna & pred xxx

    Reviewed by Kellie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely spacious, comfortable & well equipped cottage."

    Wonderful view & a friendly host

    Reviewed by Dennyz5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, a very nice property clean warm and spacious."

    In a super position to explore the local area. A lovely host who made us very welcome. I would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great house, but needs lighting outside, as reversing car out of drive is a tight squeeze, other than that ideal"

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Dec 2022

  • "A much anticipated break for us - had to delay our arrival though."

    On arrival on the Sunday evening the cottage was very cold - soon sorted by switching heating on and lighting the log burner. Owner very concerned about this and we felt well looked after. Unfortunately the boiler which did heating and hot water started to produce a strong kerosene smell which caused the kitchen and bathroom to be essentially uninhabitable. On reporting to the owner maintenance was carried out on the boiler as soon as was possible and the rest of our stay was uninterrupted as the boiler was running smoothly after being serviced. Thank you for the prompt attention. We really loved the cottage and enjoyed the rest of our stay. The owners were very generous in offering to us an extension to our stay. We were not able to take them up on this, but had a late check out on the day of going home instead. This was much appreciated. Definitely recommend the cottage and would return in the future.

    Reviewed by Sally3.8Nov 2022

  • "Menna was very friendly and helpful."

    The holiday cottage was very clean and provided us with everything we needed. We thoroughly enjoyed the area. Pippa

    Reviewed by Pippa5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful setting and a warm and friendly welcome."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2022

  • "Really good house with a big garden."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful. Not easy to drive to the house with a big van like ours. Nevertheless I would book it again.

    Reviewed by Antonio4.4Jul 2022

  • "Best holiday I’ve had in ages."

    Reviewed by Jen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very good location for walking and with close access to the scenic Mawddach cycle trail."

    An exceptionally clean and quiet property with excellent hosts. Useful storage for bikes. We'll be back!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Menna is a lovely host, we were made very welcome."

    The cottage was clean and cosy and a great location for discovering the surrounding areas. We stayed for 3 days but could have stopped for a fortnight. We would definitely return again. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0May 2022

  • "Third visit - amazing as always."

    Love this place

    Reviewed by Malgorzata5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very welcoming hosts and comfortable cottage."

    It had everything we needed and was warm and clean. Superb position for a relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely base from which to explore this beautiful haven in northwest Wales."

    You'll be well taken care of by the owners and enjoy lovely walks.. in hills, forests, by lakes and along vast sandy beaches.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week away at Bron Aber."

    A lovely cottage that was perfect for what we wanted. The hosts were so helpful with lots of lovely suggestions. Think we need to go back as we just didn't have time to explore everything we wanted to.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Feb 2022

  • "This property is one of the best appointed we have ever stayed in."

    First class. The owner was most considerate and helpful.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with beautiful views."

    Provided everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing week.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2021

  • "The property was lovely - couldn't fault it."

    Kitchen roomy, and enough cooking equipment. Beds and lounge area very comfortable. There was a pretty garden, ideal for the dog. Views from the lounge beautiful. Pleasant beaches nearby, and not too far from exploring the Snowdon area too. The owner was very friendly and helpful. The only small thing ... it might be helpful to have some brochures/suggestions of nearby attractions, but appreciate that might not be Covid acceptable.

    Reviewed by Wanda5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely holiday lovely cottage highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Barbra5.0Sep 2021

  • "Bron Aber is a lovely property."

    Nice quiet place to relax after a day out and about. Menna the host is lovely and made sure we were ok for everything. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is my second stay at Bron Aber and both stays have been a great experience."

    The house is well placed close to Barmouth, Bala Lakes, Harlic and Tywyn amongst others destinations to visit. The scenery is spectacular everywhere you look. I would highly recommend this accommodation. The hosts are lovely people, very welcoming and make you feel comfortable from the outset, close to hand if needed but otherwise you are left to enjoy house and gardens.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0May 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at this beautiful cottage, the garden is just stunning and we thoroughly enjoyed watching the wildlife in it."

    Lots of walks right from the doorstep. A 10 minute walk takes you to a fabulous waterfall. The cottage was absolutely spotless and very comfortable and very well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The owners who live next door were very welcoming and most helpful. We will definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0May 2021

  • "Great host, property and location."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely and clean cottage."

    Perfect base for exploring the seaside, estuary and mountains.

    Reviewed by Stijn5.0Jul 2020

  • "Our second visit and definitely not the last."

    This is our place, and here we feel like home. When we leave, we already miss it. Meena and Frank are very kind, helpful owners. I recommend it with all my heart.

    Reviewed by Malgorzata5.0Jul 2020

  • "A lovely home in a great position for exploring the area with local footpaths and cycle trails."

    Reviewed by James4.7Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful location, though not easy access from the main road."

    Perhaps add a few more details to “getting there.” The owner was so thoughtful and helpful, child and pet friendly, too.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Owner was very welcoming and was extremely helpful. Cottage had everything you needed. It's is a wonderful base to then explore the absolutely stunning surroundings. Enjoyed our holiday so much that We have already booked to return next year. Thank you so much Meena!

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Sep 2019

  • "This bungalow is amazing."

    The views are to die for, it is really comfortable and very clean. It’s central to so many places to see and at night you can hear owls calling in the woods behind the property. You are welcomed with home made cake too! The ONLY thing I would say is that, it is the only place I have stayed at ( and there has been many) that you have to take everything, and I mean everything, with you. There is no washing up liquid, no hand soap, no kitchen roll, no spare toilet roll, no tea, no coffee, there were utensils but no knives for preparing food, fruit or vegetables, not a thing in the cupboards, not even a full salt or pepper pot! It didn’t deter from a great holiday but it made things a little more difficult after a long tiring journey

    Reviewed by Ali4.7Sep 2019

  • "Excellent lounge particularly with a large patio window overlooking the hills and countryside."

    In addition it had the afternoon/evening sun shinning though and on a clear day a wonderful sunset over the distant mountains. Lots of lovely walks nearby and a number of steam railways to enjoy. The owner, Mrs Jones, living next door, was very helpful.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Aug 2019

  • "Bron Aber far exceeded my expectations - Although when I rang Sykes to add one other person you failed to tell the property owner."

    However the owner apologised for this and the bed was made up in ten minutes - Menna was and is outstanding would highly recommend this property and we are looking forward to rebooking again

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful time, weather fabulous, owner extremely friendly and helpful, ..."

    We had a wonderful time, weather fabulous, owner extremely friendly and helpful, comfortable cottage in the most beautiful surroundings with walks from the doorstep

    Reviewed by Suzanne4.7May 2019

  • "Owners were friendly and very helpful with regards to property and areas to visit."

    Also very let friendly and pointed us towards some lovely walks nearby.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2019

  • "Owner very kind and helpful."

    Beautiful cottage and garden. Wonderful view from windows. Great walks in stunning scenery from the door. Excellent holiday.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Apr 2019

  • "Brilliant host, Brilliant accomodation, Brilliant location - Oh yes did I mention the host - 2nd time here - perfect in everyway."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2019

  • "Love, love, love, beautiful surroundings, beautiful views, very helpful owners."

    I could live there forever. I recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Malgorzata5.0Apr 2019

  • "A well situated cottage with a warm welcome from Mrs Jones, the owner."

    Beautiful garden and surrounded by lovely views from the cottage windows. Great for dogs.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2019

  • "Perfectly situated for access to Mawddach Way."

    Exceptionally friendly owner with a warm welcome

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Mar 2019

  • "Really enjoyed our stay."

    Cottage was lovely and clean. Plenty of walks in the area great for dogs. Met the owner Mrs Jones who was lovely and left a welcome pack of milk and cake which was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Mar 2019

  • "The owners are very helpful and around should you need them, the property is very comfortable throughout with a lovely outlook of the garden and beyond."

    The area is very quiet and also has good views of the starry night sky on a clear night.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2018

  • "Excellent cottage, secluded, beautiful views."

    Owner very helpful and friendly

    Reviewed by Greg5.0Sep 2018

  • "Really enjoyed our stay here."

    Minor niggle - take the gates off the entrance or get them to open wider. Just got our car through! Overall a very pleasant place to stay.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Aug 2018

  • "A truly wonderful place to stay."

    Fantastic gardens with beautiful views. Many places to go and see. The cottage is like home from home and very clean. We would like to say a big thank you to Mrs Jones for being so warm and welcoming. We will see you again soon !

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jun 2018

  • "Perfect place for a relaxing holiday in beautiful part of wales"

    Reviewed by N5.0Dec 2017

  • "All OK and a lovely holiday."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2017

  • "The owner made us very welcome."

    Location was perfect. Cottage was warming and homely. Highly recommended :)

    Reviewed by Dawn4.8Apr 2017

  • "We was made very welcome by Mrs Jones who advised us on places to visit which we did."

    The lakes were extremely pretty. Being November the wood burning stove and central heating was lovely for our family of five adults, a three year old and a one year old. Like advertised, perfect for walks, cycling and sight seeing in a beautiful part of Wales. Would love to go back.

    Reviewed by Stu5.0Nov 2016

  • "We stayed at Bron Aber for a week and really enjoyed it, the weather wasn't to good but we still had a lovely time, the owner was a lovely lady and very helpful, and my husband fell in love with her dog Murphy he is lovely."

    The bungalow was fantastic a real home from home very comfortable with everything we needed in a lovely location with plenty of lovely walks for our dogs, and such a fantastic view from the front, we would definitely go back there again .

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2016

  • "A very comfortable cottage in a quiet location yet giving easy access to stunning walking areas as well as many other things to do."

    The landlady was very friendly and helpful and we had a wonderful week. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Penny4.8Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x bunks
  • Bunk beds only suitable for children up to the age of 16
  • Maximum occupancy is 4 adults and 2 children
  • Bunk beds are only suitable for children
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Maximum 4 adults and 2 children
  • Bunk beds are only suitable for children up to 16
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, Bunk beds only suitable for children up to the age of 16
  • WiFi, selection of children’s DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent, additional wood available to purchase from owner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Garage for bikes, canoes etc
  • Private sloping lawned garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 4 miles
  • Note: Small pond and stream in garden, children and pets to be supervised.

The property

This well-presented, detached bungalow stands next to the owner’s home, in an elevated position amongst lovely private grounds, in the village of Arthog.

Set in the Snowdonia National Park, with stunning views across the beautiful Mawddach Estuary, this Arthog holiday cottage sits close to the foothills of Cader Idris and is only one mile from the lovely Cregennan Lakes, which boasts excellent trout fishing.

With the popular beach at Fairbourne under three miles away, this Arthog cottage has been successfully refurbished to create light and modern holiday accommodation and a perfect base for a family getaway in this richly diverse area of Wales.

With the accommodation set entirely over the ground floor, this Arthog cottage has three bedrooms, a well-equipped kitchen with a fantastic electric AGA, a bright dining room and a sitting room, which boasts a cosy woodburner and large picture windows where guests are sure to spend hours studying the sublime views.

Outside this Arthog cottage, there is a large lawned garden with a stream and a small pond, and a raised patio, which is perfect for enjoying an alfresco meal in the sun, with sweeping sights across the nearby estuary.

This Arthog cottage enjoys a fantastic location perfect for walkers, mountain bikers, watersports enthusiasts or those simply in search of a peaceful getaway, surrounded by unforgettable scenery.

Just a few minutes’ walk away is the famous Mawddach Estuary Trail, which John Ruskin described as “one of the most sublime views in Europe”.

Fairbourne is with easy reach, with its long sandy beach, golf course and narrow gauge steam railway.

The area is renowned for its fantastic flora and fauna, and for a day trip, why not explore the ancient market town of Dolgellau, the popular resort of Barmouth or the attractive harbour village of Aberdovey?

A lovely Arthog cottage, tucked away in a truly beautiful corner of the Snowdonia National Park.

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About the location


Fairbourne 3 miles; Dolgellau 7 miles; Aberdovey 18 miles.

The village of Arthog is situated on the lower reaches of the beautiful Mawddach Estuary, which runs from the renowned seaside town of Barmouth to the outskirts of delightful Dolgellau, nestled beside the foothills of one of Wales' most spectacular mountains, Cader Idris. One of the most popular walking and cycling routes in Wales passes through Arthog: the 4.5 mile nature trail along the Estuary, ideal for birdwatching. Close by, the village resort of Fairbourne boasts a safe sandy beach with rock pools at either end of a two mile stretch of golden sands. The famous narrow gauge steam railway journeys through awe-inspiring scenery to a small ferry carrying foot passengers to Barmouth. Dolgellau is a splendid little town, just 7 miles away, offering a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants and is surrounded by the stunning National Park, providing wonderful walking and a range of outdoor pursuits.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas