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Bron Aber

Arthog near Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 912043)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "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 DawnMay 2022

  • "Third visit - amazing as always."

    Love this place

    Reviewed by MalgorzataApr 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 SueMar 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 VickyFeb 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 TimFeb 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 GillFeb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with beautiful views."

    Provided everything we needed for a comfortable and relaxing week.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 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 WandaOct 2021

  • "Lovely holiday lovely cottage highly recommend"

    Reviewed by BarbraSep 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 KimJun 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 RayMay 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 DeborahMay 2021

  • "Great host, property and location."

    Reviewed by AlanAug 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 MalgorzataJul 2020

  • "Lovely and clean cottage."

    Perfect base for exploring the seaside, estuary and mountains.

    Reviewed by StijnJul 2020

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

    Reviewed by JamesOct 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 ElizabethOct 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 AbigailSep 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 AliSep 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 ShirleyAug 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 HelenAug 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 SuzanneMay 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 GillianApr 2019

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

    Reviewed by AlanApr 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 GillianApr 2019

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

    I could live there forever. I recommend this place.

    Reviewed by MalgorzataApr 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 JohnMar 2019

  • "Perfectly situated for access to Mawddach Way."

    Exceptionally friendly owner with a warm welcome

    Reviewed by TracyMar 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 KevinMar 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 AndrewSep 2018

  • "Excellent cottage, secluded, beautiful views."

    Owner very helpful and friendly

    Reviewed by GregSep 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 AdrianAug 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 RebeccaJun 2018

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

    Reviewed by NDec 2017

  • "All OK and a lovely holiday."

    Reviewed by GillJun 2017

  • "The owner made us very welcome."

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

    Reviewed by DawnApr 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 StuNov 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 AmandaSep 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 PennySep 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.

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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