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Cwm Yr Afon Mawr

Llanbedr near Harlech, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1001479)



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20 Customer Reviews

  • "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 JuliaOct 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 RebeccaSep 2021

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

    Reviewed by NigelSep 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 WillJul 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 LaurenJun 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 StephenMay 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 PaulSep 2020

  • "Peaceful location."

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

    Reviewed by DavinaSep 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 AllisonSep 2020

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

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2020

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

    Reviewed by LisaOct 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 KatrinAug 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 BaljeetJul 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 JohnJun 2019

  • "10/10"

    Reviewed by JamesMay 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 EmmaApr 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 AnnetteApr 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 DavidMar 2019

  • "Perfect"

    Reviewed by LeeMar 2019

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

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

    Reviewed by JeremyMar 2019

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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.


  • 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
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for several cars
  • Front enclosed lawned garden and patio area with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog is welcome
  • 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 £100 good house keeping bond. This property has a private water supply

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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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