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Tan Y Fedwen

(Ref. 996506)

Llwyngwril near Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 10 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • owner (15)
  • location (13)
  • beach (13)
  • friendly (13)

36 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely location, exceptionally clean well equipped holiday home,we thoroughly enjoyed our stay,the owners are lovely and helpful,top marks."

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely clean spacious bungalow that is well equipped with everything you need for your stay."

    The clothes airer was broken so was hard to dry the clothes inside as it rained everyday so couldn’t really dry it outside. Downfall of our stay was dogs had to be kept on the lead even on the garden which wasn’t clearly stated when we booked and wouldn’t have booked if we would have known this. Beach is only a few minutes walk away but isn’t dog or child friendly. Would recommend the house for maybe couples that like to walk but without dogs or children as there isn’t much to do in the area.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay on the whole, sorry there were a few bits that didn't please. I'll try and address them below: Sorry to hear about the clothes airer, I think a customer had left that behind as it wasn't ours on closer inspection. We try and encourage outside drying where possible for hygiene reasons, but we may include a clothes drier in future when the new kitchen is installed. Unfortunately it does state clearly in the listing that dogs are to be kept on leads due to this being a working farm. It's also impossible for you to adhere to the dog fouling rules if they are roaming freely in a large garden. Also your dogs may be safe with your children, but we can't take this risk with other peoples children or our children. Dogs on leads is a very common rule in rural areas, hopefully you understand. Dogs and children love the beach here and there's no restriction that they have to be on leads. Dogs and children can run freely. There's a mixture of pebbles, rock pools and sand, unless the tide is in which is normal for a North Wales beach. We predominantly host families here and don't usually have complaints about a lack of activities. Possibly a rural Snowdonia holiday just wasn't best suited to your family. We could have guided you to a number of activities at the reception had we known. Many thanks for the feedback either way! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Daneka3.8Aug 2023

  • "We had a great week."

    Just a few grumbles we found an old cooking tray caked in grease in the oven, from previous guests. Few coloured pencils under one of the beds. The washing airer was broken and beyond repair. We were not a fan of the woodfire hut tub, missed the convenience of the electric hot tub plus missed jets. Would have been in it everynight if it wasn't a pain to light and then wait 2hrs plus to heat up, we also run out of kindling. Only went in it twice. That said it is a beautiful location and a marvellous property. The hosts were friendly and helpful when we approached them. We had an escaped cow and sheep in our garden which was amusing.

    Hi Emma, Sorry about that tray and the pencils, that's not good enough, I'll pass than onto the cleaners! Sorry you ran out of kindling, we would have delivered more if we knew you were out. It takes 2 hrs on the first day, then just small top ups every day, but totally understand if it wasn't for you. Hopefully we'll see you again in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Aug 2023

  • "The cottage itself is lovely, spacious and well equipped (just short of a pizza slicer) with a great sized cooker and fridge/freezer and with an added bonus of a children’s games room/den and excellent wi-fi, there is an abundance of land around the property for children to run around and play, it is not fully enclosed but my dog is well behaved and doesn’t wonder off so that wasn’t a problem but did get a few campers walking through so not fully private, the outside space facing the sealine and mountains is beautiful and serene if it’s quiet, there is a hot tub which is good but please be aware it is a wood fired hot tub which was difficult to light and had to ask for assistance to get it started and for myself personally is abit of a faf keeping the fire burning to heat it also there is a tent pitching field directly over the bushes so on summer days you are likely to get campers so you do not feel secluded and away from people or noise which spoiled the experience for me, the beach is 2 minutes walk but it is a very rocky beach with a small gradient to it so ultimately not ideal for pushchairs and wheelchair users, 2 small shops one on Hendre hall and one down the road for basics, ultimately you can drive to the next little town of Tywyn 15-20 minutes away."

    The cottage is a great base for exploring the surrounding areas and the owner was lovely and accommodating.

    Reviewed by Emma4.7Jul 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay and returned home nice and chilled out!"

    Great base for exploring the area which is breath-taking. The sunsets are amazing . Cottage was very clean and had everything we needed. The hot tub and the Smeg cooker were gamechangers. Would recommend this cottage.

    Thanks for the great feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2023

  • "Well maintained house in a beautiful setting Good location for exploring the many Welsh delights The hot tub was eco friendly and in keeping with the area."

    Plenty supplies of logs etc

    Thanks Sandra, what a lovely family. Hope you enjoyed the farm eggs! Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent property, friendly owner, and beautiful location."

    We used it as a base for exploring Snowdownia.

    Reviewed by Joseph4.7Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful property in a wonderful location."

    Highly recommend. The owners have thought of everything. The property is very well furnished with every item needed. It is spacious and comfortable with a wonderful view. Many evenings sitting outside enjoying the sea view. The property is well situated to visit Port Meirion and the wonderful railway at Tallyllyn. We also travelled to the aqueduct at Ponteysylite and canoed across it and ate at the Aqueduct Inn which was wonderful. All in all a wonderful holiday from Tan Y Fedwen. Local pub was also very friendly and had a wonderful evening here.

    Thanks Louise, you were fantastic guests! Hopefully see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2022

  • "Booked the property for a family holiday, 5 adults, 2 children and a baby, it didn't disappoint."

    Plenty of secure outside space for the kids to run off some energy, the house is comfortable and had everything we needed. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend it for a family get together. Ideal location for getting out and about, train station in the village, great access to a stoney beach.

    Thanks Julie, you were top notch guests and we’d love to have you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Jul 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay, the house had everything you needed, the hot tub was good."

    Close to the beach. Would recommend.

    Thanks Deborah, lovely guests, cone again any time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jul 2022

  • "There should be more towels available."

    10 bath towels and 2 hand towels are not sufficient for 10 guests, 3 bathrooms and a kitchen. A few more kitchen products like scales, cake tins, mixing bowls would be good if anyone wanted to cook cakes etc. there was a dustpan and brush, Henry vacuum, but no broom, mop or bucket. There were washing lines and pegs bit no pole to keep the lines high. In general the facilities were excellent but they fell down on the little details.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2022

  • "Thank you for allowing us to have such an amazing holiday."

    The property is beautiful, we loved the configuration of the bedrooms for our large family group and the security of the enclosed garden. The views are breathtaking and the sunsets were amazing. We loved the proximity to the beach, the playground, the local pub and the train station. We have all loved the hot tub. We enjoyed it so much we have already booked for next year.

    Thanks Wendy, you were a pleasure to have here, dream customers Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2022

  • "Great place, the evening view as the sun sets is stunning."

    We had a great week staying here. You are close to Barmouth and Tywyn via car or the train will take you even further afield. Walks around here are breathtaking. The owner was there when required, answered a couple of questions very easily and happily told us about the local hidden gems to visit. We will be back.

    What a lovely group, would host these guys again any time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Apr 2022

  • "We all had such a lovely break something we can remember for a while."

    Lovely location properly was clean and we all felt relaxed as soon as we arrived. We would definitely recommend thus property to others. Owner was just at hand if we needed anything he was very approachable if we needed anything. Very welcoming Thanks for letting us stay in your lovely properly Hope to see you in the future Thanks Natasha

    Fantastic guests, lovely family. Really enjoyed my slice of birthday cake and traditional Indian snack, hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Swati Natasha5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent cottage!"

    We had a brilliant week. We were three families with young children and we had plenty of space, kids loved it. Lovely to wake up and see the sea! Cottage is clean and modern, warm and nicely furnished. Location is great, quiet, short drive to lots of things to do. The pub in the village is also excellent and very friendly.

    Lovely group, absolute pleasure to host, see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kat5.0Feb 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our time there."

    Lovely house, warm and plenty of space. Facilities all worked well, kitchen, hot tub etc and enjoyed exploring the local area. Garden was good for a bit of garden cricket too! Owner gave us our space as well, but was always on hand in case we needed something. Thanks v much for a great stay! Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great location, Very quiet, would highly recommend."

    Great for a large young family.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely bungalow, plenty of room and seating, clean and warm."

    Easy to manage flooring and surfaces. Wonderful situation with sea views. Comfort items could be improved, no welcome pack, no spare bin bags? bedside lights in one bedroom.... no socket for them? Grill on oven did not work, wash hand basins far too small, totally impractical. Towels barely big enough. Hot tub not hot enough for us. We had a lovely stay here for a week despite weather not being great. All in all, good value for money, room for improvement. Would recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Martin4.4Oct 2021

  • "This was a great holiday cottage and the owner was very helpful and always available if we needed anything."

    Train station very close by so you can hop on to see other areas in Wales. Local shop and pub about 5 minutes walk away also. Hot tub was a great addition here and we sat and watched some amazing sun sets.

    Reviewed by Kully5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great time house was amazing lovely garden great for the kids only downfall was because the weather was not great nowhere to dry towels /beach stuff an airer or tumble dryer would have been great ."

    Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage great owner location second to none second time we’ve been and loved every minute of it."

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Jul 2021

  • "Wonderful place, we had a lovely week here, owner is very friendly and ..."

    Wonderful place, we had a lovely week here, owner is very friendly and accommodating Definitely rebooking for next year

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2021

  • "We have just returned home after a week at Tan y Fedwen."

    What a fantastic place! The pictures don't do it justice, the house was lovely and spacious and the garden is huge. At one point, there were 9 of us, (ranging in age from 7 to 82) and it still felt like we had plenty of space. The kitchen was well equipped and we didn't really want for anything. The shower in the main bathroom was great too. The beds were very comfortable and the whole house was very clean. We all loved the hot tub, particularly on the cooler days, though we were extremely lucky with the weather. The proximity to the beach was a real plus, with the added bonus of seeing the pygmy goats on the way down! The beach is quite rocky, so bring beach shoes, but for a couple of hours around low tide, there is lots of sand and it's then much easier to paddle and swim. There are lots of rock pools, great for the little ones to explore, and while they're doing that, there are fantastic mountain views to enjoy. The sunsets from the terrace of the house are some of the most spectacular we have ever seen. There is a nice circular walk up the hill behind the house, but very steep so take water if you are planning to do this. The owner was friendly and approachable, always responding quickly to any queries we had. The shop in the village is fine for basics, although we did go around midday one day and they had run out of bread so probably best to get there early, otherwise there is a decent size Co-op in Tywyn. The pub in the village serves very good food but we were waiting a long time to be served (an hour and ten minutes before we got food), not sure if this is standard or they were having a bad night! We don't often return to the same holiday rental, but I have a feeling we will be back to Tan y Fedwen. An excellent stay, thank you!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0May 2021

  • "Unfortunately the listing wasn't really accurate for this property - we specifically wanted a property that was pet friendly and we had no time limit in using the hot tub as some listings specify that we cannot use it after 22:00."

    We got help over the phone by Rebecca and she gave us 3 options to choose from. From the listing the property seemed perfect, large enclosed garden for the dogs outdoor hot tub for the adults so we decided and booked it on spot. Once we rang the owner for the keys new rules and info appeared. The owner actually lives next door and right in front of the property he has pods as well that he rents that meant for us - "absolutely no noise after 22:00" and also it was mentioned the fact that he will keep an eye on us whilst we stay there. We were also advised that all dogs should be on the lead whilst outside the house - so all that nice "enclosed" area (is not actually enclosed as there is no gate and no fence) was not accessible for our pets although the owner has a small dog that actually walks around freely - that didn't seemed fair. The owner actually advised that the beach is at walking distance and our dogs can walk freely over there - indeed it was at walking distance but the whole area is covered in rocks - not the best environment for a dog to run and play. Other than that they were friendly and helpful we just all wish that we had the info before actually booking and paying for the property

    Reviewed by Alina3.1Apr 2021

  • "Tan Y Fedwen was in a lovely quiet location, close to the beach and overlooking the sea."

    It is a large house with lots of space. The owner was very helpful and attentive to our needs. He is making improvements to the house and the upcoming wood burner will be a great addition. The main bathroom is new and the furniture is in good condition. We would suggest swapping out the cutlery and crockery in the future for a higher quality set. We loved the hot tub.

    Reviewed by Angela4.1Oct 2020

  • "A beautifully presented spacious cottage."

    Immaculately clean & comfortable

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2020

  • "We enjoyed our stay regardless of the terrible weather."

    It was lovely & warm inside the bungalow. Only one thing, they could do with a tumble dryer!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely retreat close to the beach owners very welcoming comfy beds and the place was spotless."

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2020

  • "What a gem we found here."

    stunning cottage with plenty of room for the whole family, decorated and furnished to a very high standard, lots of space inside and out, beautiful sea views making for some amazing sunsets. The owners where very friendly probably the nicest I have ever dealt with this holiday is a 10/10 for me and my family and we will be going back again highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2020

  • "We had a great time, love the cottage, kids had a great time playing hide and seek loved, feeding the goats."

    Lovely village. Owners lovely and welcoming. Would like to visit again sometime.

    Reviewed by Fleur4.7Oct 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage beautiful place to stay grandkids loved the beach will be ..."

    Fantastic cottage beautiful place to stay grandkids loved the beach will be booking for next year the owner very friendly absolutely stunning

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Sep 2019

  • "A lovely house in a beautiful, peaceful location."

    The sunsets were spectacular and it was a quick walk down to the beach. The owners were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Aug 2019

  • "Lovely holiday cottage and we were made very welcome."

    Fantastic views, very quiet and super for all the family both adults and children.

    Reviewed by Desmond5.0May 2019

  • "Good comfortable home - great kitchen and dining area and beds really comfy."

    The owner tells us he will be adding a further shower after the summer which will greatly improve the facilities. Would definitely recommend it and possibly return - lovely area of Wales.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.1Apr 2019

  • "Absolutely brilliant place to stay."

    There was 9 of us (4 adults 5 children and a dog) it still had plenty of space plus a fab dining table we could all fit round comfortably. Great outdoor space too plenty of space to ride bikes and quick access to the beech. Owner was super friendly and told us about all the places to visit will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2019

  • "This was a great find."

    Everything about the house and area was excellent especially if you're looking for a quiet place it’s truly Beautiful and in a wonderful location close to the beaches and mountains. The view from the garden is amazing. The owner is just next door he is there when you need him, he also gave us some leaflets for attractions around the area. Kids went to feed the goat next door they really enjoyed it. They played ball games in the garden its totally enclosed with stunning views. On a rainy day the Kids spent most of their time in the games room with their own tv and games provided. They enjoyed horse riding and was only 6 mins of driving there!!! The accommodation is comfortable and very clean it has a Wonderful large kitchen well equipped with almost everything you might need. I would definitely not hesitate to recommend it to families. We are looking forward to book it next year. Thank you so much

    Reviewed by Hassan5.0Dec 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 2 x double, 1 x family room with 4 x single beds
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC, ground floor cloakroom
  • Kitchen
  • Utility and WC
  • Living/dining room
  • Conservatory
  • Snug
  • Wood fired Hot Tub
  • Fast charge electric car charging port on site.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fast charge electric car charging port on site
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Large rear enclosed garden with lawned areas.Charcoal BBQ, 6 seater wood fired hot tub Off-road parking for 4 cars
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Dogs to be kept on a lead around the property as livestock present.

The property

Positioned within the Welsh village of Llwyngwril, between the Cardigan Bay coast and the peaceful countryside of the Cambrian Mountains, is Tan Y Fedwen.

This detached bungalow is nestled within the grounds of Hendre Hall on five acres of land, having over a quarter of acre designated as the garden for customers.

Tan Y Fedwen offers a cosy yet spacious feel inside, with views of the entire Llyn Peninsula coastline and is situated in the Snowdonia National Park and within easy reach of Mount Snowdon and Cader Idris.

Enjoy a relaxing break with your family and friends in a wonderful region.

Indulge in a delightful experience where an array of exquisite amenities awaits you, step into a world of convenience and luxury as we present to you our very own bar, coffee shop, and farm shop, all conveniently located on-site.

There is a double-gated entrance and a long, sweeping driveway to the property with ample parking.

The lounge invites you to share quality time on the two luxurious corner sofas together, with a wall-mounted Smart TV and wood flooring leading round to the dining area to form an L shape.

There are picture frames on the walls showcasing scenes of local beaches, areas you might want to visit nearby and animals which can be visited and fed on site.

Food bags to feed the Pygmy Goats are available at the Hendre Hall Glamping site reception next door.

Through the double doors is the conservatory, a delightful place to sit in harmony with the outdoor space enjoy the costal views.

The kitchen is spacious and fully equipped for cooking up a tasty meal.

The snug games room is ideal for the kids to enjoy some down time in front of the TV.

Just off from the games room is a utility with a fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine, and on from here is a cloakroom.

Along the main hallway are the bedrooms with crisp white linens and perfect sea views; there are three doubles, one with an en-suite shower room, followed by a family room with four single beds, ideal for the little ones.

Outside you have a large garden, which wraps itself around the exterior and there is a private footpath leading through the owner's farm campsite next door where the Pygmy Goats can be found.

This path also connects to a private path down to the beach.

Enjoy some of the infamous blood-red sunsets and on a walk to the beach, you may even be lucky enough to spot dolphins gliding through the water on an adventure.

The local children’s play park is also situated next door to Hendre Hall.

Llwyngwril offers a pleasant pub, riverside walks and the train station is less than a five-minute walk from the property which gives customers access to the famous Cambrian Coast railway line and all the towns along its route such as Aberdyfi, Barmouth and Pwllheli to name a few.

Connections can also be had to Birmingham New Street and Aberystwyth.

There are many other places to visit just a stone's throw from the cottage, leaflets for which can be picked up at reception next door.

The Mawddach trail offers an eight-mile cycle route from Dolgellau to Morfa Mawddach railway station and over the infamous Barmouth Bridge, Tal Y Llyn vintage steam railway in Tywyn, the pretty Italian-style village of Portmeirion, Coed Y Brenin forest park, also Aberdyfi positioned on the north side of the Dyfi Estuary.

Discover the towns of Tywyn, Fairbourne and Dolgellau for shops, pubs and restaurants and visit the beautiful Harlech castle or climb Mount Snowdon and Cader Idris if you're feeling energetic.

During the summer, activities and swimming on the beach are very popular. This is the ideal base for an adventure in Wales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Dolgellau 11 miles; Tywyn 10 miles; Aberdovey 12 miles.

The pretty village of Llwyngwril rests quietly at the edge of the River Gwril, nestling between the splendour of the Snowdonia Mountains and the stunning golden beaches of the Cardigan Bay coastline. With its 16th century church, pleasant pub and picturesque riverside setting, it offers excellent walks and boasts a variety of wild flowers and many species of birds that flock to the area’s sheltered beaches and rock pools. Take a trip on the narrow gauge railway from the nearby beautiful sandy beach at Fairbourne, to the sweeping sand dunes at Barmouth. Discover the renowned towns of Tywyn, Dolgellau and Aberdovey, and visit the magnificent sights of medieval Harlech Castle and the Snowdonia National Park, all within a short drive. With plenty to see and do, this is a fantastic holiday location for all the family.

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