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Ty Uchaf

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Dyffryn Ardudwy, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "We adored the cottage It was a great split bedroom so we had the double bed the kids in the next room but attached to us."

    There was also another double bedroom. It was a fab size and the area was beautiful. Shop at bottom of the lane and a cafe over the road. Robert the owner was outstanding with communication and he messaged and kept in touch. The cottage had everything you needed.

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 2023

  • "Property would benefit from a deep clean Parking outside cottage awkward as ..."

    Property would benefit from a deep clean Parking outside cottage awkward as owner of the field behind uses drive to access with tractors etc There are no pubs in the village both have closed down

    First of all, my apologies for the inconvenience caused by the farmer at rear of the cottage. I have contacted him and he had already completed the work. There is a separate road n0w being used along front of the Church. A little confused with regards to the pubs comment, having been involved with the cottage for near 60 years, I'm not aware of any pubs existing in the village but there did exist an off licence and guest house Ael-Y-Brin which closed few years back. I do make mention in my notes to those staying at the cottage that the Cadwgan is 200yds along lane towards railway and the Ysgethin in Talybont at approx 1 mile a good sobering walk back to the cottage. A spider catcher (not fatal) is available at the cottage for visitors. On the cleaning comment, I'm not aware of an serious issues but will be visiting soon from Leicester to follow up. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David3.1Sep 2023

  • "A very comfortable cottage, with all amenities, we enjoyed our stay, and seeing all the local area, it was close to some beautiful beaches, and Barmouth was a short distance away."

    Great to get back too, and relax in the small garden.

    Reviewed by June And Ronald4.4Jun 2023

  • "This lovely little cottage was perfect for myself, My husband and 4 children."

    We were visiting friends in the area and also wanted to be close to Barmouth but not in the thick of the hustle and bustle. The cottage was lovely and warm and cosy. Our children loved the quirky adjoining bedrooms which they shared between them two older boys in bunk beds and two younger girls in double bed. It was lovely and quiet and peaceful throughout our stay yet everything was close enough to enjoy. A 5-minute walk to the train station meant you could be in Barmouth (not worrying about parking etc) for a meal or beach day in 10 minutes. Its a beautiful train ride to Aberdovey or Pwhelli (approx 50 mins). A choice of Zip Worlds were within 40 mins drive from the property. The beautiful Nantcol waterfall walk was 15 mins drive away...there were walks galore locally. A good range range of Lovely restaurants and pubs are close by. Will definitely be back soon.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at this cottage."

    The owner had sent lots of information about the area in advance so we were able to make the most of the beaches and walks. Returning to a well equipped and cosy cottage every evening. The owner was responsive to question throughout our stay. Although much in the area was shut as it was the off season, it was perfect for us! We will definitely book again!

    Reviewed by Kristen5.0Dec 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Ty Uchaf."

    It was a beautiful setting, cosy little cottage with many mod-cons, comfortable nights sleep and lovely countryside around and about, local to all amenities and even a £15 local store voucher to a very convenient, well stocked store with most of what you could possibly need in a store. The only reason we haven't given 5 stars is just because of a few minor things really and perhaps one concern, firstly the concern is that there is no fire escape except the main door which being beyond the fire place could be an issue but hopefully won't be although we realise there is a smoke alarm or two in the cottage. Now for the minor issues: Ideally there should be a manual for the oven in the manual folder, as it was we had a little trouble figuring it out but thankfully my husband managed to look it up on line; when we viewed the cottage on-line we did a check and read reviews and thought we wouldn't need certain things as most folks had said they had everything they needed there and we noticed in one of the photos there was a cafetier, however when we got to the cottage there was no cafetier but there was an excellent tea strainer and a nice large milk jug so we used that instead. The overall cottage was clean and looked after but we noticed things like the oven gloves cushion covers needed a good wash and were stained and both bathroom and kitchen floor areas hadn't been cleaned as well as they should be as well as greasy finger prints and on all the glasses and cups in the kitchen cupboards as well as various other cooking materials so we had to wash up a lot of things before we could use them. Perhaps checks like this could be carried out by the cleaners. Lastly the lighting in the kitchen I've the sink was a little poor as the new spot light lamps didn't seem to fit in the sockets and sadly as I have a medical condition I can't tolerate strip lighting. I can understand why the stip lighting and bright spot lights in lounge have been put in as maybe folks have felt the need for them in the past. We were just so grateful for the bedside lamps upstairs in all the rooms as it meant we could bring them down to give the kind of lighting that could work for us so thank you for those. As we say all told still a lovely cottage and would highly recommend. We had such a lovely stay ang were not expecting the cosy fireplace. I think that must bea new addition since the photos were taken. Loved it. Would definitely love to return one day. Such beautiful views from the upstairs bedrooms and a lovely view from the kitchen too. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Oct 2022

  • "This is beautiful cottage in a breath taking part of Wales, equipped with everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    like a home from home on holiday. we already miss it and will be back as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by Stacy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very nice Cottage."

    Very well equipped. Good size kitchen. Nice garden area in front of the house with seatings Quiet area , short distance to shops. The beautiful beach is in a short walking distance. Pleasant walkings from the Cottage over the hills with stunning views to Snowdonia and the sea. This Cottage and this area is worth to come.

    Reviewed by Marcel5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a great time and Ty Uchaf cottage contributed to that."

    A home from home! Comfortable with all essential provided. We like to travel to Wales at least once a year and stay in different places but Ty Uchaf could be the exemption! Lovely place.

    Reviewed by Herta5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic little cottage in a perfect location."

    There was enough space for the four of us, the cottage had everything we needed. The area around is so beautiful and the beaches go on for miles. We were extremely lucky with the weather and managed to explore two castles, a cave and further North up to Conway. Would definitely recommend and would love to stay again to enjoy the beautiful mountains and beaches. The shop at the bottom of the drive was extremely useful and the owners were lovely would highly recommend popping in.

    Reviewed by Melanie4.7Jul 2022

  • "This was our third visit to Ty Uchaf and will will be booking again in the future."

    The cottage is perfectly situated for exploring the area on foot or public transport. Fabulous beaches, stunning views and excellent walking opportunities. The cottage is quiet, cosy and has all we needed for our holiday. There is a lovely corner shop almost next door and a supermarket and butchers in the village.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2022

  • "Immaculate cottage, spacious kictchen, bedrooms and bathroom."

    Cosy lounge. Beautiful setting, very peaceful and tranquil. Lovely outside setting. Good location for lots of walking, close proximity to train station and beach. Would defiantly stay here again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2022

  • "Ty Uchaf is a great holiday cottage, in a lovely little village, in a great area."

    The location is ideal, walking distance to a great beach. Short drive to Barmouth, and also near to great walking and mountain biking centre at Coed Y Brenin. You are within walking distance of a couple of pubs for evening meals. The cottage is as described, it provides comfortable accomodation. It is very suitable for 4 (it might be a bit of a squeeze for 6. I would think 4 adults and 2 younger children is probably the max to be really comfortable). Kitchen area and facilities are super. The beds are comfortable, as is the lounge furniture. Which is important after an active day. The secure storage for bikes etc is great, it's a real selling point for us. The patio area, although smallish, is very pleasant with the garden furniture. A great spot for a morning coffee or a drink in the evening. Robert, the owner, emails and sends really good friendly information on the cottage and area in advance of your stay, which is a great touch. The only slight downsides are that, there wasn't a DVD Player at the property, on this stay. It's not a biggy - but is a nice to have. The other thing is the cleanliness. The cottage is generally pretty clean when you arrive. But if you look too closely there are areas that could do with a really more deep clean, where dust has acqumilated etc. We are not massive clean freaks, and it doesn't really put us off, but I think it could affect some people's opinion of returning. Overall it's a lovely holiday cottage, which we have enjoyed and returned to - which says a lots. I would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2022

  • "Cottage is lovely,tiny bit dark but that's the charm of these old buildings."

    Kitchen is big with everything you might need,there is an outside space with table and chairs. It's a perfect location, we enjoyed the village,always something to discover. Treath beach is massive,you can visit Barmouth, Harlech, nearby waterfalls etc. Definitely recommend the village and this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Ivana4.7May 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    A warm and cosy house with comfortable beds and plenty of cooking/eating utensils. The only downside was that there was only one toilet which was in the very spacious bathroom. The great grandchildren were delighted with the toys and the fact that we were so near animal parks which they loved. The local shops stocked a wide range of goods and the pub was within walking distance, the food was delicious and reasonably priced.

    Reviewed by R4.7Apr 2022

  • "Excellent overall."

    Could do with an exhaust in the kitchen.

    Reviewed by N5.0Apr 2022

  • "Charming and snug cottage in a stunning location."

    Beautifully situated with the coast on the horizon and the mountains behind. Great location to travel for day trips along the coast and into Snowdonia. The host reached out and could not have been more helpful, taking the time to answer questions and provide additional information on the locale. This was in addition to the already extensive and most useful information already provided in the welcome pack. Thank you for the venue for a wonderful week in Wales.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Our stay at Ty Uchaf was absolutely delightful."

    We were a party of 3 young professionals who were working remotely while spending some time in Wales. The internet was fast and reliable - great for team calls and doing work. The cottage exceeded all the necessary amenities - kitchen was well supplied, the bath was great, and very handy to have a washer/dryer. The cottage itself was cosy and very warm, especially during the cold wintry nights. Bob was also very communicative and attentive, informing us of earlier check-ins and late check-outs, and making sure we had everything. Definitely recommend staying at the cottage.

    Reviewed by Thien-an5.0Nov 2021

  • "Our third visit over the years to Ty Uchaf and again the cottage is a true home from home."

    It has everything we need and more, cleanliness and comfort are second to none and the location is simply beautiful. You can park directly outside the cottage with ease and we just love it here. The beaches are incredible, the mountains and waterfalls are incredible and Ty Uchaf itself is beautiful. The owners are very helpful and keep you up to date with anything you need to know before your holiday and the shop at the bottom of the hill and the Spar just up the road have everything you could possibly need throughout your stay. I almost dont want to leave a review so we can keep this hidden gem a secret. We will be back :) Tony

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage is ideally placed for sightseeing."

    It is very quirky and cosy. The stairs are very narrow and quite steep. There were issues, tumble dryer not working and the towel rail, wood worm treatment needed. Considering the COVID regulation's I would expect a higher standard of cleanliness, upon lifting the sofa cushions there was a dirty knife and a lot of dirt. Surfaces were very dusty, and sticky. The parking is a little tricky, having to reverse from main busy road up a winding narrow lane, but there is alternative parking in the village. We had a very nice pleasant stay and would recommend once all issues sorted.

    Given the comments from previous visitors surprised to learn of issue with cleanliness Have contacted local cleaner and there has been no change to cleaning protocol. The owner visited the cottage and met with agent from Peter Cox company, specialists in woodworm treatment. The single chair has been removed and the agent concluded after thorough check that there is no woodworm issue and once received, happy to forward report. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angeline3.8Jun 2021

  • "Fab place to set up base, we had a fun filled full week in the cottage."

    Bob the owner is great and if you have any issues they are sorted out fast. The cottage has all you need for a comfy stay. Bedrooms big and spacious. Great little welcome gift to use at the local shop too. Absolutely lovely beaches..

    Reviewed by Kelly4.7May 2021

  • "Very helpful owner."

    Reviewed by Lynne2.8May 2021

  • "A great get away."

    What I expected.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Oct 2020

  • "Cleaning team did not remove refuse sacks as stated in covid 19notes so we had to dispose ofl them ourselves but could not carry the overflowing recycling box Also found empty chocolate bar wrappers in one bedroom and freezer was not emptied."

    Have informed the owner.otherwise was very happy with the cottage.

    Reviewed by Dorothy Carol4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely house in a lovely place."

    Great beaches and mountains on the doorstep, but also a perfect base for exploring further afield. We stayed with our 2 young children - Ty Uchaf is a very comfortable family house, and the village is great for families with a shop and really nice park. Thanks!

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "This a good base for exploring Barmouth, Harlech coast and also the hills of Snowdonia."

    Reviewed by James4.7Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic location to explore the llyn peninsula & surrounding area."

    Great facilities at the cottage- better equipped kitchen than at home! Fabulous local pubs & beaches 5 minutes away.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2020

  • "Ty Uchaf is such a beautiful cottage and a real home from home."

    It is set in an idyllic location with the most beautiful beaches and scenery on your doorstep. The beach is a short walk away and is pure golden sand and clear sea. A short walk in the opposite direction takes you to raging rivers and waterfalls. Barmouth with its seaside town and shops and Harlech with its amazing castle are both just a short drive away and everywhere you go you are surrounded by the beautiful Welsh mountains. We had been before but this particular visit was during Covid restrictions and the contact and advice we had from the owners was perfect and kept us informed of all we needed to know and do. Thank you again for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage and we will be back for our third visit as soon as possible

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with great facilities esp the kitchen after a hard days walking!"

    Came by train station being really close by. Local butchers have greatest sausages ever. A great place to stay even covid didn't really impact....we were there 1st weekend Wales opened up....deffo would go back

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jul 2020

  • "Ty Uchaf is the perfect base for exploring the surrounding area and in close touch with so many of the main sites of interest and nothing is too much of a drive to get to."

    With our two young girls and their grandmother we headed north to the Welsh Highland Railway which took us through the mountains from Porthmadog to Caernarvon; on another day we headed south for a walk along Barmouth bridge. Since the late autumn weather was so kind to us, one day we decided to leave the car at the cottage and head through Dyffryn Holiday park to the beach and along the coast to Shell Island. Each day different and each spectacular. Ty Uchaf itself is a stunning, and not-so-little cottage: we were surprised with the space that it afforded. The large and modern kitchen is well-kitted out with modern appliances and plenty of utensils, pots, pans, plates and so forth. From here rises a double bedroom and children's twin room which were both pleasantly apportioned and decorated with plenty of storage space and lovely view over the village to the coast and peninsula beyond. The lounge is cosy and comfortable with stairs leading to the larger double bedroom replete with electric points, storage and hairdryer. The bathroom is modern, tidy and has both bath and shower. All towels and bedding are provided and we wanted for nothing other than food and wine. The proximity to the local Post Office - which is also an off-license, is very handy and there's also Spar fifty yards further down the main street with a more extensive stock. The locals are very welcoming and we had a very pleasant Halloween with the girls trick-or-treating around the little streets, followed by a spooky walk to the 6000 year old burial chamber on the outskirts of the village. Ty Uchaf is a little gem of a place; the process was simple and the owners were helpful yet unobtrusive. 100% recommended for a fantastic break in this wonderful part of the world and much more comfortable on the chilly nights than a caravan - and cheaper, too.

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Oct 2019

  • "It was in a perfect location equipped with absolutely everything we needed very ..."

    It was in a perfect location equipped with absolutely everything we needed very quite and peaceful will definitely revisit in the spring

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    Ty Uchaf is a true home from home with everything you need and more. Perfectly situated for easy access to so much that Wales has to offer from incredible beaches to beautiful waterfalls, stunning scenery wherever you turn and amazing Castles and walks. You are minutes away from Barmouth in one direction and Harlech in the other. Wonderful memories and we cant wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage is set in a perfect location."

    The cottage itself is lovely, very clean and everything we needed was there, much thought and consideration had been taken by the owners. We enjoyed the short journey to visit Barmouth and Harlech which only took around 20 minutes from the cottage. We especially enjoyed the local beach which is absolutely stunning, we have never seen such clean sea water in the UK before!! The cottage is ideally situated in a quiet, very pretty location. The cottage is suited to all types of holiday - for those who enjoy bike rides, long walks and also those just looking for a relaxing time enjoying the peace and quiet. We would highly recommend the cottage to other holiday makers planning to explore this beautiful part of Wales! We have already booked a return visit later on this Summer!!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2019

  • "Very well equipped cottage exactly as described."

    Beautiful sun trap courtyard for leisurely nursing a glass of wine. Would benefit from a dishwasher and a second toilet. Location is very central for all the tourist attractions. Most early evenings we cycled the short journey to the wonderful firm sand beach then cycled miles both ways.

    Reviewed by Cheryl & David4.7Jun 2019

  • "The cottage is set in a perfect location."

    The cottage itself is lovely, very clean and everything we needed was there, much thought and consideration had been taken by the owners. We enjoyed the short journey to visit Barmouth and Harlech which only took around 20 minutes from the cottage. We especially enjoyed the local beach which is absolutely stunning, we have never seen such clean sea water in the UK before!! The cottage is ideally situated in a quiet, very pretty location. The cottage is suited to all types of holiday - for those who enjoy bike rides, long walks and also those just looking for a relaxing time enjoying the peace and quiet. We would highly recommend the cottage to other holiday makers planning to explore this beautiful part of Wales! We have already booked a return visit later on this Summer!!

    Mrs Claire DororudyJun 2019

  • "It was a home from home whilst working away and would highly recommend Ty Uchaf and will be in touch again if we have any work in the area!"

    Reviewed by Catrin5.0May 2019

  • "We had a short stay at the lovely cottage Ty Uchaf."

    It is warm and cosy with everything you need to feel comfortable. The area is full of places to visit and we were lucky enough to have glorious weather during our stay so were able to really enjoy our days out. We all hope to return for a longer stay.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2019

  • "Very nice comfortable cottage, very suitable for myself and my grandsons it had every thing we needed and more, also very warm and cosy which was a boon considering the weather."

    The cottage is very private and well situated for lots of outdoor activities and visits. It was close enough to walk to the local beach which my grandsons enjoyed cycling to and having a small shop and post office next door to the cottage was very useful for bread and milk.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2019

  • "A lovely, cosy cottage set back from the main high street."

    It had everything we needed to have a nice break and it was particularly good to have somewhere to store our bicycles safely. We also appreciated there being a coffee cafetiere and a radio in the kitchen, items not often provided....

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Mar 2019

  • "A lovely, quiet and warm comfortable cottage with good facilities."

    The addition of ample storage for bikes made it just right for us. It is ideally located for the coast or for heading North to the large Snowdonia mountains or South to Mid-Wales

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Feb 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x children's bunk
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • External utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Oil central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and Induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVD's
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first served basis
  • Secure bike storage
  • Enclosed front courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop 50 yards
  • Pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Due to the age and nature of the cottage both staircases are steep and narrow, the cottage is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues
  • Note: The children's bunk room is accessed through one of the double rooms
  • Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 10am
  • Note: This property does not accept bookings less than 3 nights between April and September

The property

Ty Uchaf is a detached, stone-built cottage situated in the Snowdonia National Park in the coastal village of Dyffryn Ardudwy.

Ty Uchaf has been in the same family for many years, and is full of character and quirky features, ideally situated providing a great base for couples, friends or a family.

Nicely appointed to provide cosy and comfortable accommodation with traditional appeal throughout, Ty Uchaf occupies an elevated position and has some lovely views from the upstairs.

The cosy sitting room is welcoming with comfy seating, TV and electric fire.

The kitchen is very well-equipped and provides everything you could possibly need for your stay here, and a dining area provides a the ideal place to enjoy a family meal together.

The bathroom is located on the ground floor with bath, a separate shower, basin and WC.

Formerly two cottages, the two staircases remain and lead to two double bedrooms with a children's bunk room leading off one of the bedrooms making it ideal for a family.

Outside, there is an external utility which also provides secure storage for bikes and the pretty courtyard with colourful, well stocked borders and garden furniture provides a great place to sit out and enjoy an early morning cuppa!

The village of Dyffryn Ardudwy has two pubs, cafe, a garage, shop and local butchers and also a Post Office for sending the post card!

There are some lovely walks from the cottage and is in an excellent location for a seaside holiday, close to miles of beautiful sandy beaches offering wonderful watersports, as well as cycling, walking, fishing and golf.

For days out, the beautiful surrounding coastline and the magnificent Snowdonia National Park is close by, with Harlech and its majestic 13th century castle, now a World Heritage Site and the Royal St. David's links golf course is within easy reach.

Barmouth is only five miles away, with its quaint shops, quayside restaurants and Blue Flag beach making a great day out for everyone.

This cottage is wonderful for a get away-from-it-all break and an ideal base to explore this part of North Wales and the Snowdonia National Park any time of year.

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About the location


Harlech 5 miles; Barmouth 5 miles.

The pleasant village of Dyffryn Ardudwy quietly nestles between The Rhinogs, part of the Snowdonia Mountains, and the stunning golden beaches of the North Wales coastline. The unusual positioning of this charming village results in it having its own mild climate, as well as offering good local shops and pubs. The surrounding area has an exciting array of wildlife and birds including soaring buzzards. The small town of Harlech is just 4 miles away, dominated by its majestic 13th century castle which is a World Heritage Site, and the most impressive of all the castles 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. Nearby Barmouth offers an amazing Panorama Walk with breathtaking views and also a harbour from which you can enjoy 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.

Note: This property does not accept bookings less than 3 nights between April and September.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas