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Fairbourne, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1012636)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a brilliant stay here!"

    The place was really clean and we loved the quirkyness of the property. Fab location with the beach/sea just outside and stunning views from the back. Perfect for families and dogs. The kids lived the games room. Thank you! Would live to visit again sometime.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "The house is a very short walk to the beach and there are several local walks."

    The lounge diner was fine for 4 adults but would be a bit small for more. The cottage was ideal for us, and the equipment was good. The garden was great for the dogs, secure and full of different paths they could follow. The cool room outside the kitchen was perfect for veg storage and feeding the dogs.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Bedrooms nice and clean with comfortable beds.The kitchen was kitted out with everything you’d need to prepare and cook your meals.close to the beach and the the local bistro an bar.overall great little cottage in a lovely picturesque little village.

    Reviewed by LeeMar 2022

  • "Lovely Property in a great location."

    Reviewed by MelanieMar 2022

  • "Good location and garden with fabulous views, welcome pack very generous."

    Downside was the bed uncomfortable and too low. Overall we had a fantastic holiday and the weather was brilliant.

    Reviewed by JaniceOct 2021

  • "Property in need of some general maintenance."

    The tiolet leaks, fencing not secure enough to prevent small dogs from getting out and the garden looks quite neglected, gates both need fixing, games room roof leaking. Cleaner in the property was disgusting and had to be replaced by very helpful caretaker. Double bed mattresses need replacing as they are so uncomfortable. Kitchen need a few more utensils, Pyrex bowls, colander, sieve etc. Location sells this property and apart from the uncomfortable beds, we love it so much there, beach is on the door step and so many other things to see and do locally if you want to explore. Great property for a pet friendly family holiday.

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2021

  • "The garden is not dog freidly the fence requires mending."

    The 2 double beds are to low . The nighbour with the caravan moans about the parking . The toilet is leaking The good points are garden good for children games room excellent .House location excellent the house is compact but with everything you need

    Reviewed by ColinSep 2021

  • "The cottage was spotless, and the welcome pack very welcome!"

    A great location for walking the dogs on the beach. The games room was fantastic, especially given the unseasonal weather we experienced. We loved the garden, but didn't get many opportunities to use it, again due to the weather. There were a few points which means I can't give a 5-star review. There was not enough kitchen equipment to cater for 6 people; there were only 5 'comfy' chairs in the living room, so not all of us could use them at the same time; and the window in the 'green' room was sealed shut & couldn't be opened. In terms of facilities in Fairbourne - can recommend the pizzas from 'Keebabalons' and the fish & chips from the chippy

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2021

  • "This was our 3rd stay at Min-y-don and just had the most amazing holiday again."

    Loved all the extras and improvements. Feels like home and is always hard to leave. Our party has the full age range from 80 to 10 and a very active dog so all aspects catered for. Brilliant location in a super friendly little village. Very lucky with the weather but missed the wild Wales weather we usually get.....!!!! we crammed in so much picnics in the mountains, hiking to the blue lake, bonfire on the beach, swimming in the sea several times everyday and in the mountain streams, camping in the garden, pool and darts tournaments, boat rides, crabbing, dolphin watching, plane spotting on the mach loop, chocolate making at Corris craft village and so much more. We will definitely be back again soon.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2021

  • "One of the best located accommodation we have stopped in, just across the road from the sea."

    Property needs some updating and a better range of kitchen equipment needed for a self catering holiday. The most wonderful garden and views. Loved the play facilities in the "garage and pixie cottage ". Great location to access the area of Snowdonia.

    Reviewed by AnitaJun 2021

  • "Great location, so close to the sea - lovely."

    Fantastic garden ( great for our dog), lovely cottage very comfortable warm and cosy. Smaller than the pictures depict it. But we had fantastic holiday and lovely weather which helped make our stay more enjoyable.

    Reviewed by DanutaJun 2021

  • "It really needs to be brought up to date very dated and dark Double beds are very low Found dirty towel under bed Kitchen lacks utensils."

    Stove top not keeping heat on rings rather annoying Garden was ok but a bit less nettle would been better

    Sorry to hear you did not enjoy your stay at Minydon, and thanks for letting me know about the dirty towel, I will instruct the cleaning staff to make sure they specifically check under all mattresses. I will also see if there is anything else I can add to the kitchen utensil draw. Thanks again for your feedback! Property Owner

    Reviewed by GloriaJun 2021

  • "The bungalow was charming with superb views from the garden and so close to the beach."

    We had lovely weather which helped make our stay extra enjoyable. The Delhi at the local convenience store is well worth a visit, amazing array of delicious food.

    Reviewed by RuthMay 2021

  • "With two small children to keep occupied the games room and the large garden were a major bonus when we weren't on the beach or walking."

    Reviewed by KyranMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage though smaller than the pictures depict it."

    Well situated for beach and walks. Friendly neighbour. Could do with maybe some mirrors and usable reading lights in bedroom. TV and remotes need updating, we could only watch channel 3. Kitchen a bit sparse. Otherwise, comfortable, warm and cosy. Very useful boot room to sort dogs after a long walk on the beach. Would go again.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2020

  • "Fantastic location, great garden and games room, good kitchen, central heating keeps the cottage nice and warm, great views from the lounge diner onto the hills and mountains."

    Fairbourne beach is great when the tide is out with acres of sand but is a little tricky to get across the large pebbles to get to the sand. The cottage sleeps up to six people but there is only comfortable seating in the lounge for 5 people and that is with 3 people squashed onto a 3 seater sofa.TV needs to be larger and needs to be a smart TV as the aerial only picks up a limited number of freeview TV channels.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2020

  • "The car parking in front of the garage is quite small, this is fine if you have a small car, the space opposite is roomy, if you have two big cars the Car Park on the front is good and for a small fee you can park there overnight."

    The Games Room is an asset and very welcome, my Grandson wants to go back just to use it again!. There's Bats flying around at night and Rabbits in the garden in the day, the seat overlooking the field is a very peaceful spot. Being so close to the sea is lovely, you could stand and listen and watch it anytime, you would need a torch at night to get on the path. The Sunsets are beautiful.

    Reviewed by DianeSep 2020

  • "Before I start I have to say we all enjoyed our holiday and the location was great with enough amenities in walking distance and not be too busy a place."

    But there were issues that really shouldn't be there for the price paid. "green room" had broken window catch which was never repaired we were given an old rusty fan to use instead. Said room had crisp packets and lynx can under the bed and large collections of cobwebs in corners of the rooms. Septic tank kept blocking with normal t.p. and the guy to keep clearing it. Property could do with some money invested to fix games room roof and utility roof as both leak in plus a modern TV that could connect to netflix or hdmi USB connection so people could have more choice of entertainment on wet days.

    Reviewed by SamAug 2020

  • "We had a problem with the toilet and it was sorted out immediately and whilst sorting out the toilet more seating was brought round to the outside of the cottage( very thoughtful) as we struggled with outdoor seating."

    The cottage was fantastic and the situation was brilliant. Lovely welcome gift on arrival we all loved our stay here and would book again.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2020

  • "Games room added bonus kept teenage boys happy , caretaker was on hand if needed ."

    Reviewed by StephenAug 2020

  • "We loved our stay here ."

    .. great location and spot on facilities. The welcome pack was a nice touch too. We appreciate the 'green' credentials and provision of appropriate cleaning materials etc. (We were slightly perplexed to find a sparrow in the kitchen twice when all the door and windows were closed .... no need to publish this bit but the caretaker may want to check the roof?)

    Reviewed by LeonaMar 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed."

    Ideal for dogs and right on the beach.Lovely friendly local pub and a well stocked shop.Games room for our older kids,enclosed garden also made it ideal for our small one.

    Reviewed by TraceyFeb 2020

  • "Porch light wasn’t working which was an inconvenience the evening we arrived ..."

    Porch light wasn’t working which was an inconvenience the evening we arrived as there’s no outside light and unpacking was therefore more difficult than it needed to be Other than that a fantastic location Thanks for a great break

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2019

  • "Had to contact Sykes with problem with the toilet and it was sorted immediately, ..."

    Had to contact Sykes with problem with the toilet and it was sorted immediately, so very pleased with how this was dealt with

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 2019

  • "Great place , top location for a dog friendly holiday , ferry to Barmouth was a ..."

    Great place , top location for a dog friendly holiday , ferry to Barmouth was a saver , if you don,t fancy the drive , or the short cut across the bridge at penmaenpool saves a bit of time into Barmouth , also good response when we left a jacket in the wardrobe , forwarded to us within a few days , cheers

    Reviewed by DawnSep 2019

  • "Had an amazing week at Minydon."

    From the very start with easy directions, 2 large parking areas right outside the property and the welcome/complimentary wine and tea and coffee. The bungalow is spacious clean quiet and homely. 2 large double rooms one with adjoining single room at the front of the property and nice and sunny. 1 smaller single at the back. Towels provided although you will need larger/beach towels. Lounge with dining area overlooking the garden and hills and mountains. Comfy sofa, TV, electric fire very cosy in an evening. Bathroom with shower over bath constant hot water so no arguing over the first shower. Lovely bright spacious kitchen. Fridge and separate freezer electric cooker and hob microwave. All necessary bits and pieces (knives not very sharp) and bbq outside. Small porch area at side of house with key safe which is great when off doing different things and only one key. Back entrance has a key as well though to a small area where you can leave wet sandy gear and garden/beach games. Swingball croquet kites bowls surf boards all got well used. The garden and outside space is fab. The main garden has a secret quiet area overlooking the mountains and village. With washing line picnic bench well maintained grass area and a patio area plenty of space and sunshine. A raised area with another picnic bench at the rear of the converted garage. The garage has been turned into a games room. Darts pool (1 yellow ball missing) table tennis even a little seating area. We used this slot for our 3 generation family games tournament had a brilliant time especially grandma who managed to hit the dart board on a couple of occasions. Minydon is just across from the blue flag beach. Single track road with occasional cars (it was bank holiday) and over the grass to the footpath and beach wall. To note it is very stoney and steep to get to the sand but a small pathway and steps have been created in the top section to help. The sand is clean and water clear. Even on its busiest day so much space. And most of the time only us. Plenty of wind on the last few days allowed us to do some body boarding which was great. The village is a very short walk away with two convenience stores pub butchers fish and chips green grocers etc. Lovely coffee at the miniature railway cafe. The train takes you to the point of the estuary where you can walk back along the road or beach or catch the small ferry boats to barmouth harbour. There is a mainline train to Birmingham and north to phwelli we used this to go to barmouth cost about £3 return takes 10 minutes parking in and around the station . You can walk back from barmouth or beyond across the viaduct £1 honesty toll and then along the estuary to fairbourne golf club and the village on the Maddawch trail it's about 4.5 miles but seats and fantastic views there is a train stop at maddawch about half way. We also walked up to the blue lake to note the lake entrance is blocked off but the walk takes about 30 minutes it's very steep in places and we took the short cut up what was a small waterfall due to overnight rain but the views of the lake from above and back towards snowdon were completely worth it. Takes snacks and drinks and sit up there to enjoy the views and peace. 2 of our party (50 and 9years) went pony taking at the stables just outside the village £25 for 1 hour ride along the estuary and absolutely loved it. Not enough time but would have done the beach ride if so. Also visited nearby Tywyn great beach and icecream plenty of parking. Can go on the train as station is 2 minutes from the beach although the drive has spectacular views. Barmouth for crabbing, best fish and chips sat watching sunset on beach and to die for icecream frappe at the little stone cafe in the town near the spar. Harlech for the castle and great cafe and steepest road in the world official. Cwm nantcol near llanbedr for paddling in the river and raft racing (made our own tiny ones out of driftwood from the beach) and lazy picnic/bbq - good facilities toilets showers hot drinks and icecream very busy though (we remember this from 40+ years ago when it was a hidden treasure of the area). Llanfair caverns for tea and cake and great views of shell island etc and good caverns to explore. Corris and king Arthur's labyrinth we actually only did the craft village but it was brilliant did chocolate and candle making fab shops and lovely people. Very clean good facilities reasonably priced and the best brownies ever in the cafe. Will return to do the labyrinth next year and the nearby Tallyn railway and lake. We also went to the beach at Dyffryn Arduway/talybont which is a great beach with sand dunes and where we normally stay but missed out as booked to late but will struggle to decide now as loved Minydon and Fairbourne. Will have to have 2 holidays...Hope you all enjoy it as much as we did. See you soon Minydon. Ps issue with no hot water/heating although didn't really need it was sorted out super quick and with the minimum of fuss really impressed thank you for the great service.

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2019

  • "It was a lovely experience to stay in this sweet bungalow by Fairbourne beach, which was so close it was fantastic."

    There where plenty of bedrooms with very comfy beds and the kitchen was very clean. Outside there was a large garden overlooking farm land. The games room was great for children and adults! My boys had a super holiday, thank you.

    Reviewed by GillianAug 2019

  • "The cottage was comfortable and generally well equipped: the games room (pool, darts, table tennis) was especially well used and there is a large garden as well."

    Contrary to a previous comment, the wifi worked well and there was a dedicated parking space directly opposite (on a very quiet road). The beach (sandy at low tide) is quite literally over the road. The notes from the owners said they wanted us to feel welcome and we certainly did. Our family of five had an excellent week here and I would be happy to return.

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2019

  • "Minydon at Fairbourne was a hidden treasure, what a beautiful spot and a great cottage by the beach."

    Perfect for our family of four, with teenagers, for enjoying walking, running and playing on the beach, coastal path and as a base to explore the area. 9 hole pitch and putt went down well, as did using coastal train service to visit Barmouth and walk along Harlech beach. Cottage was comfy and well equipped, except for a chopping board! Bbq in garden a bonus and back door access to room perfect for sandy gear. Not only was there a games room, but also extra games for the garden or beach. Wish we could have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by IJul 2019

  • "Had a fantastic time, great cottage and location."

    Cottage was also spotless and very clean and tidy,Fully equipped games room with real pub pool table and darts, so cool!"

    Reviewed by LeeJul 2019

  • "No WiFi at cottage Parking space very tight next to garage damaged car on wall."

    Great garden and views. Clean and tidy cottage.

    Thank you for your comments. We apologise for the lack of information we gave to connect to the WiFi, showing only the code in the welcome book. We have now put a more detailed set of instructions at the front of the book. The main parking is opposite the cottage, on the beach side of the road, and signposted. The parking in front of the garage is only suitable for small cars. We will be removing the floor signage here to hopefully avoid this confusion in the future. Really glad you enjoyed your stay, and thanks for the clean-up at the end, much appreciated! We hope to welcome you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2019

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  • All ground floor
  • Four bedrooms: 2 x double and 2 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room.
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Check in time is 4pm
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.6 miles

The property

Nestled in the heart of the seaside village of Fairbourne, boasting some of the most magnificent views imaginable; Minydon showcases unspoilt rolling countryside to one side, and the golden beach to the other.

The property provides an exceptional base for those keen on visiting the thriving Welsh coastline, with easy access into the picturesque Snowdonia National Park.

Entering the property, you will be greeted to a wonderful open-plan sitting room, with a delightful feature stone wallpaper and plenty of leather sofas to relax and unwind into the evening.

Walk through to the modern kitchen, housing all the appliances you could need for a week-long stay in the countryside.

The property has four bedrooms resting on the ground floor, consisting of two doubles and two singles, with each bedroom boasting delightful wallpaper designs and stunning views from every room of the house to greet you of a morning.

The family bathroom provides an elegant bath, and shower over, so you can have a relaxing soak after a tiring day.

A mere stone's throw away is the beautiful, unspoilt Fairbourne beach, with lovely golden sands and clear waters, ideal for you and your little ones to enjoy a beachside holiday.

For those sporty types, travel towards Fairbourne Golf Club, take advantage of the country scenery and enjoy the 9 and 18-hole courses, something you and your children can experience together.

The coastline offers a chance to get involved with a variety of watersports opportunities, including fishing at the nearby Blue Lake.

Minydon is an excellent choice for friends and families looking to explore this coastal area of Wales.

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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.

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