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Ty Glan Yr Afon

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Bontddu near Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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24 Customer Reviews

  • "Very warm and cosy."

    Had a nice feel to it. The location was marvellous. Contact with the owner was friendly and efficient. Will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had the most wonderful trip to Ty Glan Yr Afon."

    It was the perfect place to get cosy of some wet and windy walks in the beautiful surroundings. It had everything we needed and more! We will 100% be returning!

    Reviewed by Grace5.0Nov 2023

  • "This property is first class, well maintained and extremely comfortable."

    The beds & bedding are some of the most comfortable we have ever had the pleasure of sleeping on. The owners Claire & Gethin were helpful, kind and welcoming. The surprise of wine, cake & crisps was a lovely touch. The setting of the cottage is beautiful.. we didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Oct 2023

  • "Our stay at Ty Glan Yr Afon was great."

    When we arrive the house was warm and cosy and the welcoming bottle of wine, welsh cakes, milk and fresh flowers was much appreciated. The kitchen was well equiped with plenty of cupboard space, so much so it took me a time to find everything! The downstairs bathroom, hanging space and washroom were very useful for wet boots and drying towels etc. The sitting room was spacious with comfy sofas. We did not need to light the log burner but it looked great. The upstairs bedrooms were all a good size and well furnished. We slept in the room above the kitchen and the bed was extremely comfortable. I always bring a mattress topper when I go away, it stayed in the truck this time! The upstairs bathroom was adequate with plenty of hot water, I like a good soak after a long walk. The outside space was great, with the sound of river very restful. This was spoiled on the weekend by the very noisy motorbikes going up the ORPA. We brought our dog and she loved the fact we could walk from the door along the many beautiful routes up into the hills and down along the river. We easily found a different route every day and still have plenty of other places to go next time we come. Thank you so much for our excellent holiday we would definitely recommend Ty Gan Yr Afon and will be back.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "A fantastic cottage set in a peaceful and beautiful location with stunning scenery on the doorstep."

    We walked a few of the local footpaths which were fantastic. The property is located up a narrow road, but it is very quiet with plenty of pull in places for vehicles to pass. It is situated close to many places of interest . We spent time in Barmouth, waked the Mawddach path (whilst the children cycled), visited Port Meirion and my husband and I even got in time to summit Yr Wyddfa (Snowdonia). The beds were the most comfortable ones we have slept on and combined with the sound of the river at night we slept amazingly! The cottage is really well equipped and has everything you need. The outdoor seating was fantastic for an afternoon cup of tea! The hosts were super helpful and friendly. Thank you for a wonderful stay; we loved it!

    Reviewed by S5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful setting."

    Well equipped. Peaceful. The walking available from the doorstep is fantastic.

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Jun 2023

  • "A fantastic cottage set in the hills , over looked by the Cader Idris mountain range"

    Reviewed by Terry5.0May 2023

  • "A wonderful stay."

    We loved the peaceful location and the cottage was very cosy and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0May 2023

  • "Well equipped house."

    Beautiful surroundings and a lot of foothpaths nearby. We’ll come back

    Reviewed by Merel5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful place and generous, helpful owners."

    Diolch iddynt.

    Reviewed by Carwyn5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful."

    The cottage itself is beautiful inside and out, with bundles of character. The interior décor is both immaculate and perfectly in keeping with the feel of the property. The living room, with its large fireplace and log burner is particularly cosy. It is situated in a picturesque valley, with a stream running past the front of the property. This created the perfect audio backdrop for our stay. With multiple walks on doorstep and only 15-20mins from Dolgellau and the beach at Barmouth, we found the location perfect for our stay. We look forward to staying here again.

    Thanknyou so much for your lovely comments! We're so pleased you wnjoyed your stay! Gethin and Clare. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marc5.0Feb 2023

  • "We loved the cottage and it’s location."

    It had everything we needed and expected. Great stay

    Thank you, we're glad you enjoyed your stay with us x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week in the cottage in December , with snow and ice the comforts of the log fire and a well stocked cottage re kitchen equipment and books and games we didnt want to leave the cottage ."

    We'll be back soon .

    So glad you enjoyed your stay! The weather really was epic wasn't it! But we're glad it didn't spoil your holiday xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by T5.0Dec 2022

  • "Our second visit to Ty Glan Yr Afon near Bontddu was just as pleasant as the first despite changeable weather at the end of October and into November."

    The house is well equipped and kept impeccably clean. Two baskets of logs are provided and some welcome treats and flowers were in the kitchen. The central heating is efficient and reliable. The views are stunning and the location just 5 miles from Dolgellau, 5 from Barmouth beach and 10 from Benar beach and nature reserve is very convenient -- and of course there's plenty of decent walking on several trails from the cottage itself. The owners are helpful and friendly. We'll definitely be going back soon!

    Thank you for the lovely comments! We're so happy you'll be returning! Xxx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "Could have done with an iron and ironing board,a few mo kitchen impliments cheese grater pizza cutter etc."

    Reviewed by Sean4.4Oct 2022

  • "Wonderful stay in a wonderful location."

    The propertyexceeded our expectations. It is exceptionally beautiful. We loved the beams and fireplace and all bedrooms were really comfortable. The kitchen was really well equiped and washing machine and dryer worked well. The only things missing were some salt in the sald cellar , a brush for the dustpan under the sink and an iron and ironing board. Apart from that we had all we needed. We loved the fire pit outside and made use of it twice. Fabulous. The scenery around the property was amazing. The website description was incorrect as it states we were in the top building which we weren't and that we had an enclosed garden for the dog which we didn't. Forfunately he didn't go running off to visit the nearby sheep ! Maybe this should be corrected. We visited Barmouth and Harlech for beaches, did an great cycle ride down the estuary to Barmouth, went geocaching in a forest, did the zipwire and on the final morning ashort walk up to disused Clogau mine where kids found some gold !! Overall a fabulous holiday and would love to return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey4.4Aug 2022

  • "A most enjoyable stay in a superb property in a wonderful part of the world."

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had an amazing stay at Ty Glan Yr Afon in August 2022."

    The location in peaceful, easy to find and so beautiful with a continuous waterfall sounds surrounded by a wide choice of walks. There are lots of places for travelling from the cottage. There are no shops in local village so please have your essentials with you, noted Asda delivery to the neighbouring cottage as an option. It was an honour to meet the owners who were so pleasant and helpful. Overall would love to come back!

    It was lovely to meet you and your gorgeous family! We're glad you had a well deserved rest xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alena5.0Aug 2022

  • "The farmhouse is in an idyllic setting and is a fascinating old building."

    It is very well equipped and comfortable. Unfortunately because of our age, it's location was a little too remote for us.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Jul 2022

  • "It was good to stay in this property as we know the area well."

    It is in a quiet location with wonderful scenery all around. It is comfortable whatever the weather. The house was very clean and well equipped. So, all in all, it is a good place to stay.

    Reviewed by Yvette5.0Jun 2022

  • "The directions to actual cottage were not quite accurate - we were not in the top house and also the turn off was at the beginning of the village."

    However the beds were VERY comfortable and the pillows great (I doubt I have ever given such praise). Views from every window. No supplies in Bontddu so ensuring enough milk, petrol is a good idea till you get your local knowledge. We were very glad to see a bottle of milk in fridge and were welcomed by some Welsh treats on the table. Very special place.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0May 2022

  • "It is a brilliant house , on a fantastic location."

    Stunning scenery, lots to see and do.

    Reviewed by Nils5.0Apr 2022

  • "This was probably the best holiday cottage experience we've ever had."

    The cottage itself was so comfortable, well equipped and cosy, and the location was glorious. We were able to go for walks in so many different directions without getting in the car. There were woodland walks, riverside walks, moorland walks, more rugged mountain walks. We didn't have enough time to do all of them, so will definitely be back. One suggestion: all other cottages have had a folder with emergency contact details (GP, hospital, dentist etc), ideas about where to eat out, walks to go on, recommended local attractions etc. This would be very helpful. Plus perhaps a visitors' book, so that we could have shared useful information and recommendations with subsequent visitors? But this is by no means a criticism - only something that would make an excellent experience even better.

    Reviewed by Olwen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Cosy and warm, great location and very comfortable"

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas range with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer and dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi and selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for 5 cars
  • Enclosed rear multi-level garden with lawn, patio, gravelled area and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.8 miles, pub 2.8 miles
  • Note: Please enquire if you want to bring more pets

The property

Dolgellau 5.9 miles.

Set amongst peaceful surroundings in Bontddu near Dolgellau is this rustic detached house, Ty Glan Yr Afon.

Resting within the Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park and boasting access to idylic beaches, this is an ideal holiday home for a family of six's escape from the hustle and bustle of life.

Upon arrival you will be delighted to discover ample off-road parking for up to five vehicles, as well as the beautiful views surrounding the property, including a winding river.

Enter the property to find a utility room featuring your laundry facilities, as well as storage space for you to leave your coats in a secure spot.

Make your way inside to a spacious kitchen/diner, the farmhouse-style space is equipped with brilliant appliances for you to whip up delicious meals with, to be enjoyed with your loved ones at the nearby dining table.

After savouring a tasty dinner, make your way into the characterful sitting room, with its exposed beams and original inglenook fireplace giving the space a rustic and warm feel throughout; respire on the ample seating available in front of the TV and woodburning stove as you relish a steaming cup of hot chocolate.

When night falls, tuck the little ones up in the lovely twin room with a part-vaulted ceiling and dual aspect windows overlooking the countryside, before choosing between a tastefully furnished double and king-size to rest your head in; all the bedrooms feature storage for you to pop away your belongings with ease.

The bedrooms benefit from having a close-by bathroom, along with an additional ground-floor shower room; so no one has to wait to freshen up in the morning!

Take in the rural vista from the comfort of the large garden, with lawned areas for you and your furry friend to stretch your legs on and ample outdoor seating areas to enjoy a spot of alfresco dining.

Outdoor enthusiasts will feel at home at this charming dwelling, as it has easy access to ample walking trails, including the famed Mawddach Trail that takes you through the landscapes of Mawddach Valley, Arthog Waterfalls and into the Arthog Bog.

Travel to Dolgellau to find two well-stocked convenience stores, as well as the popular Stag Inn pub; the town is additionally home to a large park, Marian Mawr, and backs onto Mawddach River, making for a relaxing outing for all the family.

Spend an afternoon in Fairbourne with its long stretch of shingle beach, beachside golf course and walking routes that take you to the scenic Gene's Point and entertaining miniature railway.

Cross the extensive Barmouth Bridge by foot or car to the delightful, coastal town and unwind on the soft sands of Abermaw Beach, try your hand at crabbing at Abermaw Harbour, before touring the town's array of eclectic independent shops.

Barmouth beach is recognised as one of Wales' best beaches and its hills and beaches can sands can be easily explore from Ty Glan Yr Afon.

Be sure to fully explore this part of Wales's coastline and visit the settlements of Aberystwyth and Aberdovey for days packed with seaside delights; or get back to nature and venture to the centre of Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park where unique and exhilarating activities await for all ages.

For a staycation to remember, choose Ty Glan Yr Afon.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Fairbourne 9.3 miles; Barmouth 10 miles; Aberdovey 23.2 miles.

This small, beautiful market town is located in the heart of southern Eryri (Snowdonia), between the imposing Cader Idris mountain range and the sea. It’s a superb base for a holiday - perfect for combining the many outdoor pursuits on offer in Eryri (Snowdonia) with relaxing days out on the soft sandy beaches of Barmouth, Fairbourne and Aberdovey. The town itself offers a good selection of shops, five pubs and a wine bar, along with a number of excellent restaurants, cafes and two bakeries, that produce fresh bread and cakes each day. Dolgellau is home to over 200 listed buildings, allegedly the highest concentration in the whole of Wales, and the town is also a designated 'cycle break centre' boasting a range of dedicated cycle routes all around the area. Close by is the Coed y Brenin mountain bike trail and this location is ideal for quiet outdoor recreation with superb scenery, mountains, forests, waterfalls, castles and beaches all close to hand.

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