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Maxwell's House

Barmouth, North Wales, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 14907)


Very good

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Maxwell House was as good as expected."

    The layout & bedrooms were perfect for our mix of guests and location very convenient. My only criticism would be the lack of dishwasher and only 6 seats at the dining table (we were at maximum capacity of 7). Having said that we did thoroughly enjoy our stay & wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by AnnaMar 2022

  • "Not a criticism but a rail bar on the wall inside the shower in the family bathroom would be helpful for elderly clients."

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

  • "Our group was made of 4 adults and 1 dog and the Barmouth property suited us ."

    Easy access to the beach, town and hilly walks further afield. The house was equipped with everything you need , but for us a dishwasher would have been more useful than the washer machine.

    Reviewed by DawnSep 2021

  • "The house is in a great location, we did not need to use the car at all."

    parking on the road was no problem. We had beach days everyday as the beach is just a minutes walk. We also had marvellous walks over the bridge along the estuary along the Mawddach Trail and to Fairbourne for fish and chips. The walk up to Gellfechan and the Frenchmans grave was also really fun and interesting. Great choice of food nearby and the Co-op is close by for essentials.

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2021

  • "We had a brilliant weekend at Maxwell’s House."

    It was a very last minute booking and hosts were brilliant at communicating with us. The location is so amazing we have booked to return next year but this time for a full week! Cannot wait!

    Reviewed by BevJun 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in Maxwell's House - really nice house, clean, nicely furnished, 3 separate loos which was very useful!"

    Lovely views of the hills and only a couple of minutes' walk from the beach and shops. Owner very responsive and helpful. Very minor downsides were the lack of a dishwasher and the second-floor double room had a slightly hard mattress (would maybe benefit from a thicker mattress cover). All in all a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by KatyMay 2021

  • "Horrible smell in kitchen."

    Holes in dining room chairs.some of the pots and pans were dirty. Parasol in yard area didn’t work. Living room sofa and chair old dirty and incredibly uncomfortable. We had bad backs with it. Top floor bedroom vertical blind coming away from ceiling. Bed lumpy and springy. Pillows were so old and thin and duvet.we had to go out and buy some .. water was left in the kettle on arrival . We would request Sykes call us as we are very unhappy about it. We have another cottage booked with you in May 2021 .

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2020

  • "The house is in a good location, but parking outside could be a problem."

    Keys were held in a key safe box by the front door, so pick up was seamless. We thought the house was very spacious and well equipped, and the owner had supplied plenty of hand wash and sanitiser, as well as cleaning products. The carpets were clean and the decor was quite fresh. Unfortunately, we found that chair and sofas in the lounge offered no support, we developed backache, and we had to move hard backed chairs into the lounge if we wanted to watch tv. There were some very good aspects to the house, but we did find we couldn’t use the lounge as much as we would have liked to.

    Reviewed by GillSep 2020

  • "Been to Maxwell house for the last two years loved it there , beach , shops all on your door step , great weather kids love the house and it's nice you can sit in the garden and have your tea or a drink ."

    Reviewed by CarlieAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at Maxwells house."

    We had everything we needed apart from the weather lol. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. The kitchen is well equipped and there’s a small outside space with a table and chairs which we did manage to make use of when the weather behaved. Towels are provided as are tea towels for the kitchen, many properties don’t include these. Hand gel and soap were provided along with cleaning products under the sink. We were even left a couple of bottles of wine by the owners to start the holiday off, lovely touch and most appreciated. It’s a few minutes walk to the beach, kids amusements and there are some good places to eat, although we booked before we went because we knew it would be busy with eat out to help out. We all loved the food in The Last Inn, lovely pub and the staff were great. My only negative would be an odd smell that comes from both the vacuums when you use them. It left the house smelling a bit funky. Probably just needs new filters or a vac freshener popping in. All in all a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by SallyAug 2020

  • "We had an excellent stay at Maxwell House."

    The house is beautiful and in the heart of the town. Only two minutes away from everything! We will definitely be staying there again.

    Reviewed by LeanneAug 2020

  • "The owner Amanda was very accommodating and nice."

    No dishwasher(has a washing machine for owners convenience). Kiitchen utensils cheap and flimsy. Cooking pots not big enough for seven people. No salad or mixing bowls. No locks on toilet or bathroom doors. Towel rail in bathroom falling off. Shower head rail in bedroom falling off. Otherwise very clean and presentable.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2020

  • "Needs cleaning and repair."

    Top floor shower rail not secure pull light in toilet not working and bedroon ceiling rose hanging out, second floor, shower needs re sealing and cleaning, bathroom lock broken, bed sheets smelt stale and towels smelt. Kitchen had loose floor tiles , cooker toaster and microwave not clean. Wet washing left in washing machine. Last year we used holiday cottages .com. we will use again. To start our holiday we had to clean all bedding, towels and tea towels and clean all through. The pillows and quilts are all stained and need washing or replacing. In need of Need a good maintenance person and a good cleaner

    Reviewed by BeverleySep 2019

  • "We had a really great holiday at Maxwells and was lucky enough to have really good weather, it would have been nice to have the windows open but we found it very noisy with people going past late at night."

    It would have helped a lot if we could have had some fans available in the bedrooms to make sleeping more comfortable.

    Reviewed by MandyJul 2019

  • "Couldn’t find a 2 pin shaver socket for charging electric toothbrush."

    Front door latch/lock very stiff in action needs lubrication or replacing before key snaps in the lock. All fine otherwise and ideal for 4-6 people in comfort.

    Reviewed by GregNov 2018

  • "The only problem with the house was that virtually everything was upstairs."

    The kitchen and dining room being the only things on the ground floor,and with my wife being disabled did not make things easy.Otherwise the house was spotlessly clean and in a good site near to the beach

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2018

  • "Peace and quiet in spades."

    Reviewed by JeffreyJun 2018

  • "Have stayed here before so this was a return visit."

    Central location is ideal as close to shops, pubs, beach and railway station. The house is well-equipped and very warm and comfortable.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2016

  • "Cottage was perfect - close to Barmouth centre and the beach As a party of oldies (age 60-66."

    .!!) could I make a couple of suggestions 1 For safety in that wonderful shower.. maybe a safety rail on the back wall to assist turning round if the tray is soapy 2 at some time in the future maybe a flat screen tv on the dining room wall, we would have liked to watch the early morning news whilst having breakfast 3 similarly in the 2 double bedrooms... maybe a small tv a one of our couples always waked very early and would have loved to make a cup of tea, take it back to bed (as they do at home and watch the news Its just a thought...not a criticism

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2016

  • "The location of this property was perfect for our little family, having a infant and two younger children it made our holiday so much easier knowing we were right in the heart of the town."

    Shops, beach, fair, and nature routes were all a stones throw away from the front door. Although close to all these attractions noise wasn't an issue at all. The bus stops were a 3 minute walk away and allowed us to travel to Fairbourne, Dolgellau, Harlech and Talybont. The house had every thing you needed really felt like a home away from home. Everything was clean and tidy and neat especially with little wandering hands it was great for little ones with plenty of space for a large family. Would highly recommend to anyone that wants to stop somewhere close in Barmouth.

    Reviewed by KayleeAug 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x second floor king-size double with shower cubicle, 1 x second floor twin, 1 x second floor single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • First floor basin and WC
  • Second floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • First floor sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, Smart TV with basic Sky, DVD, WiFi, selection of DVDs, books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available on request
  • Roadside parking, on a first come, first served basis
  • Small enclosed rear patio area with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and and beach 2 mins walk
  • Note: No stag or hen parties
  • Note: There are 3 steps down to the patio
  • Note: Maximum occupancy is 7 including any infants.

The property

This wonderful, coastal terraced townhouse is situated in the centre of Barmouth and is only a short walk from a superb promenade and sandy beach, being in such a central location Maxwells House is a great base for a family seaside holiday.

Arranged over three floors, this lovely townhouse offers spacious holiday accommodation which has been tastefully furnished and provides a well-quipped and well-appointed property to cater for all your needs.This wonderful cottage boasts a warm and welcoming first floor sitting room with bay window and comfy seating for everyone, with a stylish kitchen and dining area on the ground floor.

Four, individually styled bedrooms are found on the first and second floors, consisting of two king-size rooms, a twin room and a single room, providing flexible sleeping arrangements for any party and with a spacious family bathroom and two cloakrooms everyone is taken care of!

Outside, there is a rear enclosed decked seating area, where you can relax with a cold beverage after a busy day exploring this part of North Wales.

This cottage in Barmouth is in an ideal location, with a variety of shops, restaurants and pubs on the doorstep, and the fabulous sandy beaches and inland estuary making it a haven for sailing and watersports enthusiasts.

Coed y Brenin, the largest mountain bike trail centre in Wales, being only 12 miles away and further afield, explore the stunning architectural gem of Portmeirion, take a historical trip to Harlech Castle with its new visitor centre or enjoy the industrial heritage of Blaenau Ffestiniog with its steam railway, Zip World Titan, Zip Caverns or Bounce Below, an underground trampoline!

This wonderful cottage, centrally located in the popular seaside town of Barmouth is an excellent year-round base for families and friends.

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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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas
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