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Afon Morfa

Fairbourne, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 983989)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Swimming Pool Swimming pool
  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Games room Games Room
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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13 Customer Reviews

  • "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 DanielleSep 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 PipSep 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 GeoffreyAug 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 GemmaMay 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 HeatherAug 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 KevinJul 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 MichaelDec 2019

  • "Lovely walks from doorstep"

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 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 ElizabethAug 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 NatalieAug 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 MaureenJul 2019

  • "Simply Perfect."

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

    Reviewed by GopiMay 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 SamanthaMar 2019

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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.


  • 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
  • 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.

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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