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Cwm Yr Afon Mawr

(Ref. 1001479)

Llanbedr near Harlech, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful property, it was perfect in every way."

    The owners were also really lovely. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Apr 2024

  • "Just perfection thanks again Sandra and Ben we hope to be back again one day"

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Oct 2023

  • "The directions to find the cottage were very confusing and not accurate."

    After a long journey to get to Wales the last thing I needed was to follow the instructions and find myself stuck up a dirt track grounding my car. You do not keep left at the house with the terracotta door, you simply follow the road up the hill for 3 miles. Once at the cottage the owner Ben popped to greet us and made us feel very welcome. I had updated my booking to 3 adults but this information had not been shared with the owner. Ben brought us the extra towels that we needed for the 3rd person straight away. The cottage is very well presented and peaceful. We enjoyed our stay.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry you found the directions confusing. We do hope you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bridget4.4Jul 2023

  • "A really peaceful location but one you hope to not meet another vehicle coming down the single lane 3 mile track!"

    Great quality accommodation.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely loved the cottage,we as a couple found it great."

    The german shepherd we had with us loved the space the secure garden and great walks.This place is soo off the beaten track, if you want to get away from it all this is where to go but not too far away for a short drive if you wanted anything.The cottage it's self we found amazing and would definitely consider going back and has all what you need for a great comfortable stay.The owners we met a couple of times as its part of an active farm of which they was busy with lambing,but if you wanted anything or any info they was near if needed but did not interfere with your stay,both were very friendly approachable and informative.Overall fantastic stay which is quite remote but we wanted this and would definitely recommend and would like to return to again, Thank you for a great place and a great cittage,we loved it ;-)

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful property and area well equipped with good quality ..."

    Absolutely beautiful property and area well equipped with good quality furniture Couldn’t fault anything We will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Dec 2022

  • "What a beautiful place to stay, ideal for a get away from it all break with everything needed for a relaxing comfortable holiday."

    The cottage is just lovely in gorgeous surroundings. When getting there don't make the mistake of slavishly following your sat nav, go to Llanbedr first and follow the instructions given!!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely old Welsh cottage."

    Well equipped and comfortable. The perfect place for a peaceful holiday. The owners who lived nearby were on hand for any help required. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful 500 year old cottage, full of character yet with all the modern facilities we expect."

    It is set amongst the beautiful Welsh mountains and whilst a little remote, that adds to the charm. The owners who are close by in case of need, were very helpful and friendly. Definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and had lots of character."

    Sadly the cleaning was not up to scratch and I left the place cleaner than I found it. The throws on the sofas were disgusting and filthy underneath which I discovered as I took one off to wash after a small spillage. I had to vacuum the seat as the cushions were covered in dust and crumbs. There were spiderwebs and spiders up the sides of almost all of the furniture. There was a large leak in the utility room roof which soaked my suitcase and some of my clothes which i had popped on the side. The tap water was brown and we weren’t sure if this was safe so had to buy bottled water. I wiped the work surfaces in the kitchen over when we arrived just to put my mind at rest as I have a young baby and the cloth was dirty afterwards. The main shower controls all kept coming off in your hand. Its a shame these points let it down as the cottage as it is beautiful, however I would have expected a lot more for the price that we paid for the stay.

    Reviewed by Rebecca2.2Sep 2021

  • "As anticipated, this cottage is very isolated, but a very pleasant location and a friendly reception from the owners."

    Reviewed by Nigel4.7Sep 2021

  • "The accommodation is excellent but very remote, we loved it, walking and trips to the local lakes and the beaches were fantastic."

    The house is very well laid out and looked after and furnished to an excellent. spec. Communications such as internet and phone signal are very poor to non existent, so if this is important it’s not for you. As a family retreat and getting away from it all, this was perfect. The owners were lovely, they were helpful and friendly but not at all intrusive even though they live nearby. We were fortunate that we had booked both cottages as it was an extended family break which meant the teenagers had somewhere to escape the rowdy adults. Fantastic place

    Reviewed by Will5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had the most amazing stay for my partners 40th birthday."

    The owners are fantastic people we can't wait to come back. The whole place from the cottage to the surroundings is just beautiful. Our return is definitely on the calendar. Lots of love xx

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Jun 2021

  • "What a fabulous property in an idyllic location."

    We wanted a chilled break and got exactly that,the scenery was stunning and there are lots of lovely walks and not too far from the beach. The village pubs were great for eating out even allowed us to take our dog with us. The owners were very welcoming and friendly. We will deffinately return and would highly recommend to anyone wanting peace and tranquility.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2021

  • "Loved the location due to the isolation, beautiful areas to explore."

    Accomodation well equipped, owners close at hand if needed but never intrusive. Definitely would return.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2020

  • "Peaceful location."

    Well presented cottage with helpful owners. Would recommend it to friends and family

    Reviewed by Davina5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is a delightful retreat for anyone seeking a quiet, peaceful few days away from the chaotic world we live in."

    Ideally placed for walking/ hiking and visits to the coast. The owners were very friendly and extremely helpful. The drive from the village is a couple of miles along a single lane which could be challenging for some drivers. However the scenery and peaceful surroundings makes the effort worthwhile. It is definitely on our return to list

    Reviewed by Allison4.4Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage to stay in, very secluded in a beautiful location, highly recommended."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2020

  • "Amazing holiday, fantastic cottage in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2019

  • "Beautiful peaceful rural location, spectacular local countryside and a characterful farmhouse."

    Friendly helpful owners and a real homely feel with everything we needed as a family of 6. Stunning places to visit like Harlech Castle, beaches, Snowdon, even Anglesey...though expect narrow roads!

    Reviewed by Katrin5.0Aug 2019

  • "Enjoyed it."

    But directions from Llanbedr to the property and key information is not clear. Got lost, and got stuck behind the broken down car as it is very narrow single lane. When eventually made it to the farmhouse on bumpy long drive, could not find the key under the plant pot, it was in the door instead. Very frustrating. But once we enter the house it was perfect. Only issue was the En-suit shower was not that good.

    Reviewed by Baljeet4.4Jul 2019

  • "We had car problems while we were there."

    This was perhaps the biggest negative we experienced because the phone and wifi availability at the property were weak. Fortunately the owners Sandra and Ben were very helpful and we eventually got back on the road. The location of the property was beautiful and peaceful and there was lots of places to visit and enjoy in the area.

    Reviewed by John4.4Jun 2019

  • "10/10"

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2019

  • "We had a lovely weekend in this cottage."

    The cottage is decorated beautifully with crisp clean linens and plenty of towels. 5* The owners were lovely and friendly.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2019

  • "A great place run by a cracking couple."

    Well worth the drive up the valley from the main road. Comfortable rooms and a great rural position, off the beaten track. Good walking country and not far from beaches, castles etc. We really had a great time with our grand children who loved the place!

    Reviewed by Annette4.7Apr 2019

  • "Very welcoming hosts who gave us food for breakfast when ours wasn't delivered."

    Fabulous setting. Great to be able to walk straight from the house. Very cosy house with very comfy beds and lovely duvets. Kids really enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2019

  • "Perfect"

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Mar 2019

  • "Well presented, lovely owners and great location."

    Plenty of space for all of us... just need to work on the weather

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Mar 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower room, with shower, basin and WC, 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with a bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, kettle, toaster, fridge/freezer dishwasher, washing machine, TV and WiFi (upto 50mb)
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and High chair on request
  • Off-road parking for several cars
  • Front enclosed lawned garden and patio area with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog is welcome - a £20.00 fee per booking will be charged on arrival
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3.5 miles
  • Note: One of the double bedrooms has a small doorway, so guests may have to duck upon entering
  • Note: The owner will consider a second pet upon request
  • Please note: This property has a private water supply
  • Unfortunately no EV car charging is permitted in the property

The property

Cwm Yr Afon Mawr is an idyllic country cottage located on the outskirts of Llanbedr, Wales.

Sitting in a timeless part of Wales in the heart of the countryside, you are in the midst of the most attractive part of the region.

The character, comfort and charm give it a magical feeling and a truly unique sense that you are enjoying a one-off holiday home.

Step into the spacious reception hall, where you can kick off your boots and coats and step into the open-plan kitchen.

It has a range of white fitted units and sleek black worktops, with a range of appliances to suit your needs.

Offering an attractive slate flooring.

With a dining area for six people, the perfect spot to dine together as a family.

Step into the cosy sitting room, which is a welcoming space for you to relax and unwind after a long day.

With two sofas, situated around the large, stone inglenook fireplace with a woodburning stove.

Follow the magnificent 500-year-old, original stone staircase up to the first floor.

Housing three spacious bedrooms; one double with an en-suite shower room, one double and one twin, with a separate family bathroom.

Choose from an elegant bath and a separate shower cubicle to prepare for your day in style.

The bedrooms are amply equipped with a range of wooden furniture, with two of the bedrooms boasting wonderful vaulted ceilings, and the twin a feature cast iron fireplace - giving this property so much character you won't want to leave this picturesque setting.

To the front of the property is an enclosed lawned garden and patio area with a table and chairs provided.

Sit out and enjoy the glorious country views with a refreshing glass of wine.

There is off-road parking available for several cars directly outside the property.

Nearby attractions include Harlech Castle, a historic castle which was completed in 1290.

It boasts a stone wall surrounding the castle, which acted as a defense wall.

With stunning views across the countryside, and a lovely piece of historical architecture.

Cwm Yr Afon Mawr is the ultimate location for friends and families to relax and unwind.

Property can be booked with Refs. 4166, together they can sleep 9 people.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Harlech 3 miles; Barmouth 8 miles.

The pretty village of Llanbedr quietly nestles in ancient woodland between The Rhinogs, part of the Snowdonia Mountains, and the stunning golden beaches of the North Wales coastline. Situated next to the beautiful River Artro, and boasting a mild climate due to its unusual positioning behind the high dunes of a nature reserve, this charming village has an exciting array of wildlife and birds, handy local shops, bike hire and mountain walks on your doorstep, as well as two excellent pubs. The small town of Harlech is just 3 miles away and boasts the World Heritage Site of Harlech Castle, a majestic 13th century stronghold, the most impressive of all those built in North Wales by Edward I. Popular with golfers due to its famous Royal St. David's course, Harlech also boasts an excellent variety of amenities including some good quality restaurants and the most magnificent six-mile long sandy beach, perfect for wonderful walks and family fun. Nearby Barmouth offers the amazing Panorama Walk along the beautiful Mawddach Estuary, providing breathtaking vistas, which were described by John Ruskin as “the most sublime view in Europe” and also a harbour from which you can catch a ferry to Fairbourne for a ride on the miniature railway, or a boat trip out to sea to try mackerel fishing. With the delights of Snowdonia National Park and beautiful Cardigan Bay to discover, this is a fantastic holiday location at any time of the year.

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