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2 Bwth Mawr

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Barmouth, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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14 Customer Reviews

  • "A snug cottage in a beautiful location."

    The mediterranean feel of The Rock in Barmouth is exemplified by this 18c fisherman's cottage. The views from the terrace in good weather and the windows in the cold are of mountains sweeping down to the sea, and the bustle of the harbour. The cottage has all you need , just remember to double check your shopping list before heading homeward up the steps.

    Thanks for your positive review Claire, we realise the weather might have been kinder! Its so lovely so see such generous feedback in our house book with helpful suggestions for events and walks. Roger & Angela Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Feb 2024

  • "2 Bwth Mawr is such a lovely cosy cottage in the most wonderful location and we really didn’t want to come home."

    The views are simply amazing no matter what the weather. The owners who clearly love this cottage have thought of everything to ensure their guests have a great holiday. If you love history, the Welsh seaside, beautiful walks and a friendly thriving little town you’ll love it here. And if you’ve got a dog they’ll love it too. Mine certainly did!

    We are so pleased you enjoyed our cottage and that you had such a lovely Christmas there and great that your dog enjoyed the beach! We really appreciate your review, it’s heart warming and it helps keep us on our toes! We think a couple of Board games are needed just in case of bad weather!! Wishing you a Happy New Year! Roger and Angela Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautifully kept cottage with all the home comforts whilst keeping its charm."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with lovely walks above the cottage & down on the beach. Roger personally contacted us to make sure things went smoothly which was a nice touch. A good yomp up the steps to the cottage, but so worth it for the unique views! Many thanks, Paul, Lesley, Patrick & Pepper

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a brilliant time at Bwth Mawr."

    It has stunning views of the harbour in Barmouth and we sat for ages at the window just enjoying the changing views as different weather systems came in and the tides turned. The cottage was clean and well equipped with everything we could possibly need. The week we arrived there was an issue with the easy pathway to the cottage and the owners went out of their way to ensure that we knew an alternative route to access the cottage, sending maps online and offered help in other ways. We were very appreciative of this extra support. The owners also checked on us when Storm Agnes went through Barmouth, checking that we were okay and making suggestions for a day indoors. I highly recommend Bwth Mawr as a place to stay.

    Thankyou so much for such a lovely review… we really appreciate you taking the time to write one and are so pleased you enjoyed all the quirks of ‘living on the rock’! The odd storm is worth experiencing up there along with everything else that Barmouth has to offer! The extra excitement at the moment is the major repairs to the bridge over the estuary…. great seeing it all lit up as they work through the night and easily from the cottage too. We are due up there for our week in November… can’t wait! Thanks again. Angela and Roger Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "A fantastic little cottage with breathtakingly beautiful views."

    Inside the beds were very comfortable and the kitchen was equipped with everything that we needed. One other plus here over other cottages we've stayed at was the television gave us a choice of SKY Freeview or though the BT box, which gave us plenty of choice on our one rainy day! The only negative for us was leaving on the Saturday, we could have stayed much longer.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review! It’s great to hear you enjoyed your visit and our little cottage, we don’t want to leave either and really look forward to our own visits. Much appreciated, Angela and Roger. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, stunning views, very clean and comfortable"

    Thank you Helen, really glad that our cottage ticked all the boxes! We can’t wait for our week there next month! Much appreciated, Angela and Roger Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wonderful ancient stone cottage, high up on the rock of Barmouth with views across the rooftops, harbour and the sea beyond."

    Such a privilege to look out at that amazing view from the fireside chairs in the living room or from either of the bedrooms. There are several meandering routes between the tiny cottages along the steep steep climb to the cottage. This was hard going but rewarding and we felt fitter by the day after managing this climb and it was fun discovering new ways to approach it. Our dog has never been so content. We took his bed for him to sleep in and with plenty of exercise and fresh air every day, we’ve never seen him so happy. Here’s hoping that we can all stay fit enough to return there another day.

    Thanks for your review Diane, we always feel fitter after a few days here too. The new Art Gallery in Barmouth has some brilliant photographs of the Firework Display that you enjoyed. Very envious Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane4.4Nov 2022

  • "We had the most enjoyable break in the most beautiful location."

    I would recommend to anyone, especially if you're a small family looking for some wholesome family downtime.

    Thankyou very much for taking the time to give us such a lovely review and we are really glad you had such a relaxing holiday! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Oct 2022

  • "We loved our stay here."

    The views are fantastic and this original part of Barmouth up on the hill is in a great position. The house was as described and well equipped, with the added bonus of guide books and maps to explore the area. I would flag the headroom though - being a small old cottage the ground floor beams do get in the way for taller people (I'm 6'5"). Not enough to put me off though - I would stay again.

    Reviewed by Laurie4.7Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful, well equipped cottage except for no microwave."

    As we eat out every day it would have been nice to warm up a snack in the evening. Absolutely stunning views. Roger was very friendly and helpful, would recommend

    We quite agree! We’ve tried so hard but it would take up the only bit of workspace there is….. we will keep looking for a little one! Thankyou very much for your review… we are on the case! Stop press! Microwave now sourced. Will get it to The cottage as soon as we can. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tricia4.4Sep 2022

  • "2 Bwth Mawr sits in a very privileged position high above Barmouth and has stunning views that can be enjoyed from three pretty terraces outside and from indoors too."

    The walk to the cottage (which we were fully aware of) isn't easy and we are fairly fit, but we were there during a heatwave! The plus side of being high on the hill is that it's an absolute haven of peace and tranquility and a huge contrast to the hustle and bustle of Barmouth in high season. One thing to note is parking, we paid £11 each day for 24hr parking which you can use in many carparks in the region when visiting other areas but do check. We still managed to get a parking ticket though as we left our vehicle in a bay on Marine Parade back in Barmouth overnight so make sure you move in the evening to the main car park when things get quieter. We had a lovely week in Roger and Angela's cottage, thank you for sharing your home so other people can enjoy this beautiful part of Wales with all the flora and fauna plus a memorable view over the sea to Snowdonia.

    Hi Juliette, the traffic wardens are in full summer plumage I’m afraid. There is cheaper 24hr parking on Jubilee Rd. alongside the railway line before a very good Fish & Chip shop, £5 a day and £4 a night. Occasionally it goes up £1 in daytime and in winter it goes down! We will try and get this info on Sykes portal. We have investigated getting a parking season ticket but it’s outside Terms & Conditions for Gwynedd CC. We are so glad you had a good time . Roger & Angela Property Owner

    Reviewed by Juliette4.1Aug 2022

  • "Excellent service and support from the proprietors."

    Property comfortable, well equipped with lovely views . Most enjoyable place to stay.

    Reviewed by R5.0Jul 2022

  • "Had a great week - the cottage was perfect for us."

    A lovely place to stay with fantastic views over the sea. The owner takes pride in making sure the guests are comfortable.

    Thankyou very much! Just wish we could put fresh flowers out for you but that’s just too much to ask of our lovely cleaning team. Glad you had a great holiday… we’re booked in in August… can’t wait! A&R Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage with spectacular views and a wonderful scene of calmness."

    Well equipped and considerate holiday rental. Be sure to travel light and locate the cottage before hauling your luggage. The hosts are very helpful and attentive if you need to ask anything via text or call. Will definitely be returning.

    Hi Richard, sorry for late response. We are a bit new to this! Thankyou for you for your comments, travelling light is a good idea! The lady that helps us turn the cottage around is now offering a luggage/ food transport service. Already proving popular especially for the upward journey! Best wishes Roger & Angela Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2022

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  • x1 double bedroom and x1 single bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, hand held shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with gas woodburner-effect stove
  • Gas central heating with gas woodburner-effect stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with icebox, washing machine, microwave, Nespresso coffee machine
  • Smart TV with Freeview and Sky access to steaming services, Netflix, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Public car parks in Barmouth
  • Front and upper terraces with deck chairs
  • Middle terrace with dining furniture
  • Rear garden
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles, beach 0.6 miles
  • Note: There is no parking available or road access to the property
  • Note: The path up to the house is less than a 150 yards from the main street, it is a steep climb of 122 steps (easier path to the property only 15 steps please see further information below) and unsuitable for those with limited mobility
  • – walking route avoiding most of the steps there is another path which only takes a few minutes more. Off the High Street is a single-track road leading up between Barmouth Kebab/Pizza and Rowlands the Chemists
  • Follow this track, keep straight ahead after a few yards and then curving right along Gloddfa Rd
  • (do not attempt to take your car however small!) Follow the path forking right after about 30 yards, DO NOT go on up! Carry on until you come to some steps on the left, a short walk up approx
  • 15 steps and turn left at a couple of steps under a telegraph post which is on the corner of 2 Bwth Mawr, the cottage is now on your right and sea to the l Note: There are stone steps leading up to the terrace, please take care
  • Note: The staircase inside the property is narrow
  • Note: The 4' double bed has no access on either side
  • Note: Guests can request to have luggage/groceries delivered to the property (due to no car access) for an additional £25 charge
  • Note: Property not suitable for children under the age of 6.

The property

Sitting on an elevated position with spectacular views, 2 Bwth Mawr is a stone-built, semi-detached cottage overlooking Barmouth, Gwynedd.

This pet-friendly cottage is in a sought-after location for sandy beaches, watersports, and Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park, making a wonderful base for a couple or friends seeking the great outdoors.

After parking in the town, a steep path with 122 steps (easier path to the property only 15 steps please see further information below) leads you to 2 Bwth Mawr; the magical views right on your doorstep will be so worth the trek!

The cottage dates back to 1758 and you'll find much of its original character inside, although thoughtfully renovated for contemporary guests seeking home comforts.

Enter through the stable door into an open-plan living space with an exposed stone wall, white-washed beams, and farmhouse furnishings; set the dining table for three ready to serve a home-cooked supper, thanks to the well-equipped kitchen area with everything you need for a self-catering stay!

Lay down a blanket in front of the gas stove for the dog, pour yourself a glass of wine, and sink into the cushioned armchairs while taking in those panoramic views.

However, there's no better place to truly appreciate them than from the front terrace; gaze at the historic Barmouth Bridge, Barmouth Bay, and Eryri (Snowdonia) mountains from the comfort of the outdoor seating, and why not dine alfresco with the sunset?

After lazy beach days or watersports, throw your sandy gear into the washing machine and climb the stairs to freshen up in the bathroom, whether that's a hot bubble bath or wash with the hand held shower.

Choose between two beautifully appointed double bedrooms, both with window seats, storage space and charming furnishings.

There's also access to the terrace from the first floor, so you can start your mornings with a coffee fresh from the coffee machine, as the sun rises over the mountains.

Follow the path down into Barmouth to dine out at a selection of restaurants and pubs, including The Last Inn, The Bank Restaurant and The Captain's Table, or stock up at the local convenience store or supermarket if you prefer cooking at home.

Pack your towels for swimming or sunbathing along Traeth Abermaw, discover local history at Tŷ Crwn, or embark on a footpath leading to scenic points, such as the popular Panorama Walk, and across Barmouth Bridge.

Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park is right on your doorstep, a paradise for walking with paths leading from the rear of the property up the hills, climbing and cycling in idyllic countryside, including Penygader mountain peak, Dolgoch Waterfall, and the ruins of Castell y Bere.

Spend the day in the seaside resort of Harlech to visit the impressive Harlech Castle, test your swing at Royal St. David's Golf Club, or relax along Harlech Beach.

Dolgellau is also nearby and an excellent stop off on your Eryri (Snowdonia) adventures, with Coed y Brenin Forest Park to the north; the bustling town offers plenty of pubs, shops, and riverside walks.

Book your next outdoor adventure at 2 Bwth Mawr for an idyllic base you'll love returning to.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Harlech 10 miles; Dolgellau 10 miles.

One of the most picturesque resorts on the Welsh coast, Barmouth is surrounded by the unrivalled splendour of the Snowdonia National Park. This traditional seaside town boasts an enormous sandy Blue Flag beach, perfect for families. A variety of shops, pubs and restaurants combined with the mild climate, make this an ideal destination for a holiday, even out of season. A paradise for walkers, climbers and cyclists, Mount Cader Idris is nearby. An abundance of wildlife along the Mawddach Estuary, trout fishing in mountain lakes, Harlech Castle, St David’s golf course and Portmeirion Italianate Village are just a handful of the many superb attractions within easy reach of this lovely spot.

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Note: Guests can request to have luggage/groceries delivered to the property (due to no car access) for an additional £25 charge

If arriving by train:
Major Refurbishments to Barmouth Viaduct are in the final phase.
The main Railway and the public footpath over the estuary rail bridge will be closed from Saturday 2nd September to 25th November 2023
The railway will probably be closed again from Saturday 25th November to Saturday/ Sunday 23rd December 2023