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The Old Post Office

Arthog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 944286)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "Wonderful! The cottage was lovely and cosy, with plenty of character and original features."

    The woodburner was a great touch and a nice way to spend the evening after a day of exploring. The cottage was also perfectly located for plenty of walks and activities nearby, being only down the road from Dolgellau. David & Laura were kind and helpful, and were on hand if we needed anything, but also left us to it. We'd certainly recommend and look forward to returning soon. Thank you for such a brilliant stay ☺️

    Reviewed by ElizabethMar 2022

  • "The photos and description for the property need updating."

    There is no view from the garden due to overgrown foliage beyond. Property listing shows a "double bedroom", yes there is but it doesn't have a double bed! Its a queen size (4'0") and the bedding doesn't fit. Room will easily take a double or even king size. Table and chairs need fixings tightening to make less wobbly. The whole house needs a thorough deep clean to get rid of the black gunk from around windows, shower, toilet etc. Description mentions fires and wood, but non available, needs making clear if it is only certain times of year or all year round. We found the sofas uncomfortable. Many electrical switches are unlabled, including the socket by microwave that turns on shed light.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2021

  • "There were cobwebs all around the cottage."

    There were bread crumbs on the work surface when we arrived. Also there was an empty toilet roll tube at the side of the bathroom bin. The bathroom window didn’t close. The tv signal was really bad. Even though the guide in the cottage said there was everything there to make a fire, there was nothing. The heaters were temperamental. The shower basin was not very clean and there was a smell of damp around the cottage especially in the double bedroom.

    Reviewed by BevJul 2021

  • "The house looked far nicer in the pictures than in reality."

    It should be much more clearly stated that the front door opens literally onto a very busy main road, and you have to cross this to get to the garden opposite- we dont have dogs or children but it would be very dangerous for either. The state of decoration and furnishings was poor. The washing machine and dryer were broken - whilst the owner did offer to do a wash for us, we had to drop it to her house and she was not prepared to get it fixed until we left. It was really inconvenient for us as we do a lot of sport and needed to get kit washed and dry regularly. The kettle was broken, mugs cracked, a bumpy cheap an old frying pan (the only large pan to cook with) and the broom fell off its handle - a distinct lack of basic kitchen utensils, crockery pots etc - really the bare minimum. The outdoor area at the back of the property was a disgrace - had not been cleaned or swept for a long time i suspect - weeds rubbish everywhere - and renters expected to go through this area to get to the (broken) washing machine and dryer. The shower was barely hot enough to stand under for any length of time. The windows in the front were absolutely filthy, lord knows when they were last cleaned The entire house could do with a deep clean and a makeover - compared to other cottages we have rented the price seemed very high for the standard of facilities We would not recommend and would not go back. Ive got plenty of photos to share

    Reviewed by VanessaJun 2021

  • "I think the double mattress might need replacing soon, but other than that, a fabulous place to holiday, and we loved the log fires (some thing we have at home)."

    Hopefully, we will be returning next year; a first for us to like some where so much we want to return to it.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2020

  • "What a brilliant house."

    The kitchen had everything we needed for self catering and the dishwasher was a boon. The wood burning stove in the living room kept us extremely warm every evening. I know the settees have been mentioned by other guests, and they were a bit uncomfortable, but I’m assured they are being replaced. We will certainly be back again next year. There is so much to see and do in and around the area. My sister and I went to Zip World and went on the Titan which covers three rides on the zip wires, and it was BRILLIANT! If you love steam railways then you will be in heaven. Thank you Laura for providing us with a beautiful base for our week in Wales, we loved it. Caroline Meur and Mervyn Downie

    Reviewed by CarolineOct 2019

  • "Very nice cottage and well equipped by the owner's."

    Let down by the most uncomfortable sofas you could find that are only fit for the rubbish skip. Also could do with some heating in the kitchen area and a new mattress on the bed as that also wasn't the best. Liked the welcome pack food and the rest of the cottage but wouldn't stay that long again because of the already mentioned issues. If you are visiting in the summer then its great but not so good when its wet and cold.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "- 3 of the 7 days we had no internet - Many door entrances are very low, we bumped often our heads."

    - De chairs and seats are not comfortable. But the location was beautiful above expectation.

    Reviewed by MarcoAug 2019

  • "Lovely little welcome pack from hosts Cottage was as expected but the location was a little more remote than expected."

    Lovely shower, warm comfy beds. Hard uncomfortable setter though, dodgy internet and the ever present smell of damp... Well equipped but the ‘annex’ containing washer was an outbuilding in the backyard that we could not use due to lack of light. Good value for money though, and a lovely base for discovering the quieter side of Barmouth

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2019

  • "The property was well set up and clean."

    It is in a lovely location and it was very relaxing sat in the garden. The negatives are :- The beds and chairs were uncomfortable. The property is right on the main road and there was quite a bit of traffic in the morning and evening. Some of it not at the speed limit!

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2019

  • "A beautiful characterful cottage in a beautiful location close to beaches and mountains."

    Really well equipped just needs some comfy sofas to fall into after a long walk and it will be complete. Would highly recommend this Cottage.

    Reviewed by HannahJul 2019

  • "This is a lovely location ideally placed for walking the southern hills and mountains of Snowdonia."

    Reviewed by SteveJun 2019

  • "The cottage is so lovely to stay in and we were given everything we needed!"

    The location is perfect with lots to do and has really nice views and walks nearby. Highly recommend staying in this house!

    Reviewed by GemmaApr 2019

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms; 1 x double bedroom, 1 x twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Utility.
  • Electric heating with 2 x woodburning stoves
  • Electric cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, tumble dryer and washing machine in external utility.2 x smart TVs, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power, starter pack for woodburning stoves inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Nearby layby car parking and secure bike storage
  • Garden area with table and chairs and charcoal BBQ
  • Sorry, no smoking or pets allowed
  • Pub and shop within 2.5 miles
  • Note: Garden is across the road from the cottage
  • Note: Traffic noise is to be expected

The property

This wonderful, Grade II listed dwelling rests within the village of Arthog, offering an idyllic base for exploring this area of North Wales.

Nestled between the breath-taking Snowdonia National Park and the majestic coast, this ideally positioned cottage promises an adventure-filled getaway for a small family.

Be welcomed into the sitting room, where you will be charmed by the exposed brick wall and beams and the roaring woodburning fire, making the perfect spot for unwinding with your loved ones during a chilly winter’s evening.

Beyond here is the amply equipped kitchen, where you will be able to prepare a home-cooked meal before gathering the family around the dining table to tuck into your delicious meal.

As the evening draws to a close, choose to indulge with a warming soak within the bath tub before retiring to one of the two bedrooms, comprising of a well-presented twin bedroom and a double bedroom.

Spend a moment or two within the enclosed garden area, where you will be able to enjoy a refreshing beverage whilst enjoying the wonderful countryside views that are waiting to be explored.

If you don’t feel like cooking one evening, venture to the seaside town of Fairbourne, where you will be delighted with the small selection of pubs, eateries and shops.

Further afield is the larger town of Barmouth where you will find a larger selection of amenities and attractions including the wonderful beach and strolling along the Victorian Barmouth Railway Bridge.

For those feeling active, the Snowdonia National Park offers a magnitude of walking routes from leisurely strolls to challenging hikes, each amidst spectacular scenery.

The Old Post Office promises a wonderful escape to this picturesque part of North Wales.

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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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