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Afon Morfa

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Fairbourne, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property and very helpful owners."

    Beautiful surroundings with lots of walking trails. We used the pool every day which was fabulous and lots of fun, even unheated. Great for lots of outdoor activities.

    Reviewed by Christine4.1Aug 2023

  • "A wonderful property in a stunning setting with good hiking and running routes straight from your door."

    The pool was lush and the grounds were beautifully maintained. There was 10 of us in total including a baby, toddler and nana. There is a ground floor bedroom which limited need to walk up stairs for nana, although the steep drive was a challenge for her. You can however park right up by the front door, if you a have a small car as it quite narrow.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jul 2023

  • "The house is in a beautiful setting, with a footpath in the grounds and others nearby, including the bridge walk to Barmouth, which was a real highlight for us."

    The house was very secluded, spacious and comfortable, and when we had to contact the owner with a few issues - which are inevitable with an old building - her response was swift and much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Liz3.8Jun 2023

  • "Place was clean and tidy when we arrived, they kept in contact with us regarding a a couple of things, they are very helpful."

    Very spacious and relaxing place, pool was clean, could do with something to heat the pool, good for walking. We would definitely go back, good for a chilled weekend with the girl, weather made it even better.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage set in a gorgeous setting, a very long drive with a lovely suprise of a bottle of milk waiting for us for when we got there."

    Already planning our next visit

    Reviewed by Owen4.1Mar 2023

  • "The property was warm and welcoming when we arrived."

    Most of it was very nice tidy and clean with the exception of the bedroom with the bunk beds, which had dirty towels left on the clean sheets and few rooms with dirty carpets. All and all it was a great house to stay in, very comfortable and cozy with plenty of areas to walk around was well. We all loved it and probably will go again in the near future!

    Reviewed by Dimitar4.4Dec 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay, it was our second holiday there, love the house and the location."

    Well placed for trips to other places we wanted to visit. The steep driveway would be a challenge for anyone with mobility problems other than that we would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Jul 2022

  • "This is a lovely spacious house great for large families."

    The owners were very helpful and communicated with us when needed.The kitchen was well equipped and the bedrooms nicely furnished. A great place to just relax and enjoy the lovely surroundings.We were sad to leave and definitely have it on our must go back list.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic facilities and the grounds are amazing."

    We took too much but everything we needed was there. And an item we left behind is being sent back in the post

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Jun 2022

  • "We had an amazing time at this beautiful house, will definitely book to go back."

    I would recommend to take some food with you as didn’t find much in regards to supermarkets. We went to climb snowdon which is about 10 minutes drive north. But what a lovely homely house to return too. Very steep hill up, so if you have a disability would need help taking your stuff up To the house from car. There was 9 off us and plenty of room in the house. Defiantly a house to escape a hectic life and relax. Carnt wait to rebook and go back

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Sep 2021

  • "The property feels as if you are living in a proper welcoming home."

    There is a wonderful selection of books and games for all ages, and interesting pictures. The pool, although unheated was great for the enthusiastic swimmer and the local beach at Fairbourne worth the effort of clambering down the pebble defences for the stunning views and good swimming. The local shop there sells basics and Dolgellau has proper butcher and 2 supermarkets. The extensive grounds are wonderful to explore. The owners are really helpful if you have any problems. Snowdonia is a stunning area to visit abd explore.

    Reviewed by Pip5.0Sep 2021

  • "Great setting."

    kids loved the pool. got to see the milky way without any light pollution. the pasth up the side of the cottage is worth a trek , hard work if your not used to it. at the top magnificent views over barmouth and the estaury. lovely old barn great for taking pics of.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.7Aug 2021

  • "The house was lovely, exactly what we needed."

    Plenty of space for 10 plus a very active dog. The pool is a nice addition and provides lovely evenings and days. The house is situated out the way but with easy access to walks and local towns only a short walk away.

    Reviewed by Gemma4.4May 2021

  • "Amazing location and a very comfortable house."

    A real home from home. Plenty of room to spread out or cosy up in front of the log fire. The swimming pool area was lovely and we spent our afternoons around the pool with a barbecue. Why not heat the pool and charge if required ? That would make the experience 5star and better for some family members who dislike Very cold ! water. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Aug 2020

  • "Superb location in the wilderness and very close also to the coast."

    Everyone we met was incredibly friendly and welcoming. The children loved the pool, although cold!! We fluked great weather also. Will definitely be coming back, Snowdonia stole my heart!

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage & facilities."

    We had a perfect family Christmas at Afon Morfa. We encountered a minor problem. I contacted the owner who resolved the issue within 1 hour. Thoroughly recommend staying there & will consider returning, probably as a summer holiday to enjoy the wonderful sandy beaches nearby.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2019

  • "Lovely walks from doorstep"

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Sep 2019

  • "The garden is lovely but unfortunately the view (which would have been amazing) is now obscured by rather a lot of large trees."

    Some serious pruning would help.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.8Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was just as described, but more homely, the steep gardens were very steep, would not recommend to anyone with children under 6, luckily none of our were, and it is noted."

    The seclusion of the property was lovely, we really enjoyed the hill walk to the stunning views, fabulous holiday.

    Reviewed by Natalie4.4Aug 2019

  • "Apart from a broken cafetiere everything was great."

    Would only recommend for people who are fairly able bodied as there are lots of steep steps in the grounds and the isolation of the house meant it was a good walk to shops at Barmouth or Fairbourne or a drive to Dolgellau. This was for us one of the charms of the location. We also liked the fact that there was plenty of space for a large party to get together (7 people in our case) and at the same time places where one could be alone!

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Jul 2019

  • "Simply Perfect."

    Exceeded our expectations. Peaceful. Great place for a getaway and a get together. Booking process was seamless.

    Reviewed by Gopi4.7May 2019

  • "We had an amazing time at Afron Morfa."

    There was lots of different sitting areas and the kitchen was great to have the family round the table for breakfast. Bedrooms where spacious and overlooked beautiful scenery. Will be coming back!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Mar 2019

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bathroom with hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x triple room with bunks and single, 1 x ground floor single
  • Bathroom with a separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom/utility with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast table
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room
  • Conservatory
  • Snug.
  • Oil central heating, wood burning stove
  • Range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent.One highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 10 acres of grounds and woodland, outdoor unheated swimming pool (unavailable mid October-Easter) with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Notes: Steps throughout ground floor
  • Note: This property has a private swimming pool and children must be accompanied at the pool at all times
  • Note: There is an unfenced waterfall to the side of the property so please take care with children, and they must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Dogs must be kept under close control as there is a public footpath which runs up the property drive, and no gate at the bottom of the drive to the road
  • This property has a £200.00 Good Housekeeping bond.

The property

Afon Morfa is an old stone cottage, bursting with traditional charm and surrounded by 10 acres of semi-tamed garden, a waterfall and wild woodland just waiting to be explored.

It lies within the superb Snowdonia National Park and close to the village of Fairbourne.

There is a private outdoor unheated pool and the property rests within easy reach of spectacular countryside, idyllic coastline and fascinating towns; bring your family and friends along to this heart-warming holiday home and enjoy a break of your choice.

There is a steep private drive up to the house and ample parking.

As you enter the tiled hallway there is a welcoming dining room on the right, with a formal table large enough to seat you all.

Step through into the country cottage-style kitchen, centered on a lovely wooden breakfast table.The Kitchen is lined with wooden units and well equipped with a comprehensive range of appliances. Choose from three welcoming, relaxing areas throughout the house to put your feet up and unwind after your adventures; the conservatory is refreshingly bright and overlooks the splendid gardens, while the smaller snug room is ideal to let your hair down in peace.

The large sitting room is a wonderful, versatile area, to talk, snooze, play and set the world to rights.

Those cosy nights in as a group will be spent around the wood-burner in the beautiful inglenook fireplace which gives Afon Morfa year-round appeal.

Further down the entrance hall is the utility room, a cloakroom and boiler room with ample space for wet clothes and boots. The main staircase to the first floor will lead you to three further bedrooms, all are peacefully furnished to ensure a restful night and offer varying arrangements to accommodate parties of all kinds; one room hosts bunks and a single bed, while one of the two double rooms benefits from a convenient en-suite.

A separate doorway from the sitting room leads to a small single bedroom with a hand-basin and a staircase to a private double bedroom away from the group, with its own en-suite.

As well as this unique, welcoming cottage, you get the added luxury of your own outdoor unheated swimming pool to enjoy on those sweltering summer days, or perhaps to sit beside on a sun lounger with a good book.

Alternatively, stroll the 10 acres of colourful grounds and woodland to get a sense of this serene rural location.

Guests of all tastes and interests are well-catered for here.With the wondrous paths, trails, scenery and activities of Snowdonia right on your doorstep, you can also reach the attractive coastline with ease.

Popular Barmouth is just a short drive, walk or train journey (one stop) away, it boasts an excellent choice of shops, pubs and eateries as well as a glorious sandy beach.

With much to explore and experience in the surrounding area, enjoy this enticing and sizeable cottage with your loved ones at any time of year.

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

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About the location


Dolgellau 9 miles; Barmouth 13 miles; Aberdovey 15 miles.

Fairbourne is a seaside village in the Snowdonia National Park, which nestles between the beautiful Cambrian Mountains and Barmouth Bay. This coastal village rests beside a huge sandy beach, perfect for family fun and watersports. It is also home to the Fairbourne nature reserve. The well-known town of Barmouth, with its pubs, restaurants and beautiful beach, is only ten minutes away by train, or why not take a leisurely walk over the well-known Victorian Barmouth Railway Bridge with stunning views of Mawddach Estuary. The whole region offers excellent walks, mountain biking and watersports, boasts a variety of wild flowers, and is home to many species of birds that flock to the area's sheltered beaches and rock pools. Discover Dolgellau and delightful Aberdovey, and visit the magnificent sights of medieval Harlech Castle, Portmeirion Italianate Village and the wonderful Snowdonia National Park, all within a short drive. With plenty to see and do, this is a fantastic year-round holiday location.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas