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Bwthyn Morse

Llanfair, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 984219)



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Reviews & Ratings

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Stunning period property, location, facilities and top notch owners, John and Nic, who didn't fail in their friendliness, knowledge of the area and personal touches on arrival and throughout our 2 week stay - they were never intrusive."

    Daily visits from Robert the Robin and Thumper the Rabbit, really made us feel we were in a rural piece of natural heaven. From the house, we (myself, husband, daughter 18 and son 12), visited most of the Snowdonia National Park; white water rafting, Conwy Castle, Lyn Cau glacial lake and local stunning Harlech beach, never too busy with golden sands and clear waters with mountains as a backdrop. Local waterfalls also v.nearby and worth a visit. Recommendations from John and Nic to go to Sheila's sea view eaterie, was a 'wow' moment for us - a very special evening watching the sun set. In a nutshell, you are ideally placed for either beach or mountain jaunts, in a stunning location and in an immaculate property, that will not disappoint and I am a real fusspot! This experience was the difference between ordinary and extraordinary. We were sad to leave, says it all. Thanks again John and Nic, xx

    Reviewed by MoniqueAug 2021

  • "John and Nicole are the perfect hosts - thoughtful, kind, helpful, but not intrusive."

    After 5 hours in A&E en route they even rang to offer to put a casserole in the Aga for our very late arrival! Beautiful, peaceful setting with lovely garden and easy walking access to Llandanwg beach. Accommodation calm, light and comfortable with stylish interiors fitted to a high standard. Everything you need for a relaxed and restorative holiday – can’t wait to come back!

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2021

  • "Great holiday at this fabulous house, John and Nicole are perfect hosts and the property is a perfect retreat with peace and quiet and a lovely garden to relax in."

    The beach is a few minutes away and fantastic walks in the mountains on the door step. We had a fabulous weeks weather and each day began with a game of tennis then a relax over lunch then down to the beach for a swim. We ate out side for all our meals in the lovely garden. We did not want to leave !!!

    Reviewed by BrynJul 2021

  • "Really beautiful cottage in an excellent location."

    The owners are lovely - very friendly and helpful. The cottage is very comfortable and nice big kitchen if you feel like cooking. It’s a lovely walk to the beach, a 5km walk (or jog !) to Harlech castle (or a few mins in car) and slate mine is even closer. Harlech itself has coffee shops, restaurants and interesting little shops. Further North you have Portmeirion, Caernafon castle, and Snowdonia (walking and steam trains recommended). South is Barmouth - lots of places to eat and a big beach. You’re near enough everything by car. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by DamianJul 2021

  • "We had a great holiday, very relaxing and location was great for the beaches."

    Reviewed by DebJul 2021

  • "Simply put, Bwthyn Morse is the best holiday cottage we've ever stayed in."

    Nic' and John (the hosts) are absolutely wonderful, attentive to the comfort of their guests to the Nth degree. The location is equally fabulous, making for a perfect stay.

    Reviewed by RosalindJun 2021

  • "John and Nicola have a beautiful holiday rental and nothing was too much trouble for them ( even going to collect our fish suppers after our nine hour drive to get there )."

    The cottage was immaculate inside and out and was in the perfect location with a short walk to the beach and close to pubs and eateries. We would definitely consider coming back.

    Reviewed by LornaJun 2021

  • "This is a beautiful house and location."

    The hosts are incredibly thoughtful and there were some lovely little touches from a welcome pack to broccoli stalks to feed the friendly wild rabbit. We didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by Lisa-marieMay 2021

  • "Once again we had a brilliant stay, the owners remain warm, friendly and attentive."

    We arrived later than expected, they had ensured the cottage was cosy and 'toasty' which was very welcoming. A year is not the same without our annual stay at Bwethyn Morse.

    Reviewed by KathleenMay 2021

  • "The hosts were brilliant."

    Nothing was too much trouble. Location is perfect for exploring Snowdonia. The house has everything you need and more. I have aga envy now! Do not think twice about booking this cottage, DO IT!

    Reviewed by DanDec 2020

  • "Lovely holiday cottage."

    All rooms were lovely and very well presented. The Internet was also very good so I could do some work when I needed to. The owners (right next door) were very helpful. Perfect location to get to Harlech, Barmouth, Snowdon etc.... very quickly. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by MatthewSep 2020

  • "What a stunning cottage in a beautiful area!"

    I always think it’s a good sign when you feel ‘house-envy’ from the moment you first see your holiday home: we were not disappointed on stepping inside. John and Nicole are the perfect hosts and offered as much information and top tips as we needed ( their ideas, especially about local chefs and places to visit, were invaluable). They also left some little extras when we arrived which was so thoughtful. Close to the beach, we enjoyed our walk over the fields to picnic and paddle in the sea with the spectacular backdrop of Snowdonia. Having a tennis court 20 metres from the front door was a welcome bonus. In short, a wonderful holiday and we are sure to stay again.

    Reviewed by SharonSep 2020

  • "This property Bwthyn Morse more than exceeded our expectations!"

    The owners Nicole and John are wonderful, nothing is too much for them! We were very much welcomed and felt straight at home! We did not want to leave but sadly had to get back to work. Their property is outstanding, in acres of peaceful land, my husband and I very much like the great outdoors so this was perfect. The interior was perfectly clean and well presented. The owners work hard to give you a perfect holiday destination and worked even harder to make our holiday feel covid safe. We will definitively return! Dawn & Duncan

    Reviewed by DawnSep 2020

  • "We have just had an amazing week, the cottage was the perfect location for us."

    The short walk across the fields to the beach was a real novelty. So much to see on just short car journeys. The cottage itself is beautiful, such love & dedication from the owners who are the real star of the show, wonderful people, could not be more welcoming if they tried. We came away feeling like we were leaving behind our new Welsh lives, relaxed & blessed to have enjoyed such a beautiful part of the country.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2020

  • "The cottage was simply perfect."

    Everything was warm and welcoming including the hosts. It was such a charming cottage set in very pretty grounds, that served as a frame for the sea view that was set in the distance. The welcome pack had everything I needed for my first night Including a log burner all prepared and ready for swift lighting, tea, coffee, eggs, milk, bread and Bara Brith. The kitchen was incredibly well stocked with every possible item you could need and the furnishings throughout the cottage were all clean, tasteful and comfortable. The beds were incredibly comfortable and the warm cosy nights just flew by all too soon. It was a very calming and relaxing week, supported by the comfort of this beautiful cottage, the ever so helpful hosts and the beautiful Harlech coast. I will go back without any doubt at all. What a find

    Reviewed by ChristopherJan 2020

  • "Bwthyn Morse is a fabulous cottage in such a peaceful location!"

    John and Nicole are very warm and welcoming hosts, they provided an excellent and very generous welcome pack of local produce, which had us settled in within minutes of arrival. The wine provided was enjoyed later in the evening in the cosy kitchen warmed by the Aga, which was actually very easy to use! The photos of the cottage whilst accurate, hardly do the interior justice. It is obvious that alot of thought and hardwork has gone into making the cottage a beautiful home from home. We go to luxury cottages all over the UK at least 4 times a year and this has definitely been one of the nicest we have ever stayed in!

    Reviewed by MaryNov 2019

  • "The cottage blew us away."

    ... it’s not often you arrive somewhere and it looks better than it’s pictures! John and Nicole couldn’t have been more amazing and welcoming; we were delayed In traffic on the 1st Friday of half term and they waited up super late to show us in. Everything was perfect, we fell in love with Wales and the house. We will be back soon!

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2019

  • "This is such a beautiful holiday home, we certainly didn't want to leave and will return as soon as possible."

    Friendly hosts and a lovely welcome pack too!

    Reviewed by KeithOct 2019

  • "The cottage was of a very high standard, tastefully decorated."

    Little touches such as welcoming prosecco were provided. The area is within easy reach of a lovely beach and there are loads of places to see and things to do in the area, suitable for family or couples of any age wanting either to relax or sight see. The hosts were welcoming and on hand if needed. We would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "From the moment we arrived we knew we would have a wonderful week."

    John and Nicole are brilliant and have a lovely comfortable cottage that has everything you need. The surrounding area is beautiful and historic, from the castles, mines and beaches to the steam railways. Lots of places to eat home cooked food from restaurants to cafe's and a good kebab shop down the road in Harlech. Can't wait to return to see what they do next.

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2019

  • "What a fantastic place !"

    I don't think the photos did it justice and I was overwhelmed when we were shown round by the owners , who were very welcoming and hospitable . A lot of thought had gone into the décor which was very tasteful and the amenities were great, including the tennis court. The cottage is ideally situated to visit many interesting places by car. There is a train stop a short walk away over a field giving access to Pwllheli in the north and Machynlleth to the south and all the small towns in between. The beach is within walking distance across the same field. Harlech is a nice small town with the castle to visit and several eating places and only 30 minutes walk away or less by car! I would definitely recommend Bwthyn Morse (984219) and we would love to return in the future.

    Reviewed by HilaryAug 2019

  • "A beautiful, well thought out cottage with homely touches which provides a haven of relaxation."

    The owners, John and Nicole made us feel welcome from the moment we arrived. The Aga made cooking a dream, I can’t believe how easy it was, the ultimate laidback cooking! This was a perfect cottage for our family, including two pre-teens, who enjoyed the freedom of the outside space with zip wire and tennis court. It is ideally situated, being just an enjoyable 15 minute stroll across fields to a beautiful sandy beach. Harlech is nearby, with castle, an array of independent shops, eateries and a particularly delicious ice cream shop. Hopefully we’ll be back again soon!

    Reviewed by EmilyAug 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely superb, my dream cottage."

    Very spacious for a 2 bedroom cottage, with so much character. Perfect location to view some beautiful places in North Wales, one week is not enough time to do everything. The tennis court was an added bonus to enjoy in the evening. The cottage had everything you could possibly need and more, the owners were easy to contact if required, and extremely helpful.

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2019

  • "This is a really special holiday home."

    Beautifully furnished. Everything you need. The owners are lovely, friendly and helpful. The location is just perfect. Loved the tennis court and the WiFi is consistent.

    Reviewed by PhilippaJul 2019

  • "A beautiful property/ setting."

    Owners were super and very helpful. We had an amazing time.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2019

  • "The word idyllic is a frequently overused term."

    Not in this instance. The setting of this fantastically appointed cottage, combined with the fabulous hospitality and attentiveness of John and Nicole (the owners) made for our best holiday rental experience by some margin. A wonderful experience.

    Reviewed by RosalindJun 2019

  • "We stayed for four weeks in June to celebrate our wedding anniversary, with family dropping in and out."

    The owners,Nic and John,not forgetting Ruby the dog, were extremely welcoming and helpful, nothing was too much trouble, lovely welcome pack on arrival.We found the cottage itself to be a great place to relax and unwind,in a really peaceful spot but not far from lovely beaches and places of interest,We will certainly return.

    Reviewed by MartinMay 2019

  • "The house was beautiful, clean and had more than what we needed."

    Nicole and John we're fantastic hosts and really made a fuss leaving us a welcome pack and bubbly in fridge. The tennis court was great, we all had a lot of fun having a go! And the zip wire was great fun for my daughter, she just loved it! What can I say.....this is a fantastic place to go and chill and in a good location for days out.

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2019

  • "Great house and surroundings in a quiet part of the west Wales coast."

    The house is immaculate and has everything you need for a holiday away, the AGA is amazing and loved firing up the log burner in the evening. Beaches close by and the mountains not to far for the walkers out there. The gardens and tennis court kept the kids occupied and the hosts are very helpful. Would definitely recommend for either and adventure break or a quiet break as it can do it all!

    Reviewed by StuartApr 2019

  • "This was a particularly good cottage and one which we would recommend for people seeking a quiet getaway."

    It was secluded but near the local services, very safe for the kids, great walk to the beach across the fields and had a quaint feel to it. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by GarryMar 2019

  • "I was disappointed in the fact that in your description you said the beach was just over a field when the reality is that it was over 4 fields one where the style is damaged and I ended up doing rock climbing to get over the damb thing not fun when you are only 5 foot 1."

    Then had to walk an extra half a mile to get to the beach.

    Reviewed by CarmenMar 2019

  • "A superb stay in Llanfair."

    The aga is an absolute joy to cook on, the cottage is beautifully furnished and extremely peaceful, and our hosts were charming. We wish we had stayed longer.

    Reviewed by ClementineMar 2019

  • "A very comfortable and stylish cottage."

    Very helpful hosts. Beautiful situation. A very good base for Harlech, Portmeirion and Porthmadog, we would certainly return.

    Reviewed by SulwenFeb 2019

  • "The cottage is lovely, in a great location and beautifully presented."

    Made to really feel at home by our hosts. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by JohnJan 2019

  • "We have had a lovely week at Bwthyn Morse."

    The cottage is full of character and the tasteful decoration allows this to come through.It is well situated for exploring the local sandy beaches but near enough the mountains if that is what you are looking for.We were content to stay local, walking to Harlech and a trip to the quirky village of Portmeiron being our highlights.We also enjoyed playing tennis which in early January was quite an achievement. All in all it was a reinvigorating week after the busyness of Christmas and topped by the kind hospitality of our hosts who went out of their way to ensure we were comfortable.A truly memorable experience which we would hope to repeat at some time

    Reviewed by JaneJan 2019

  • "Brilliant cottage, Brilliant Hosts, Brilliant time ,Brilliant location, a tremendous place to spend the New year period, everything you need ."

    Reviewed by IainDec 2018

  • "A wonderful holiday getaway with every detail carefully thought through."

    Great location for exploring the beach and Harlech by foot and easy access to many towns by car. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RoxanneDec 2018

  • "This was a fabulous short break at a wonderful period property (actually two periods) only wish we could have stayed longer."

    John and Nic were brilliant hosts and the property and location are wonderful, really restful break, just what we needed and hope to be back soon

    Reviewed by TrevorDec 2018

  • "Bwthyn Morse is a haven of peace and tranquillity - Nic and John have created a home that is both elegant and cosy where we were able to truly relax and unwind."

    After a long day on the hills, we loved coming home to a warm house with plenty of hot water then cooking something delicious for dinner in the Aga. It's a dream home! Being able to walk down to the beach in just 10 minutes is such a bonus. Whether you love hills, forests, waterfalls, exploring historic sites or beaches, this area has something to offer you and you will leave knowing that you want to return.

    Reviewed by MichelleNov 2018

  • "This was an amazing holiday cottage."

    One of the best we've stayed in. Spacious, fantastically well-equiped and beautifully furnished throughout. In a great location and the friendly and welcoming owners left us a great 'starter pack' of food, drink and wood for the fire. To top it all off we had great weather. We couldn't really have asked for more.

    Reviewed by RachelOct 2018

  • "Bwthyn Morse is an absolutely fantastic cottage, and we enjoyed every second of our stay here."

    Set in 6 acres of lovely gardens/woodland, this is a perfect retreat for those who enjoy the good things in life. Frankly, this isn't really a holiday cottage, but more like staying at a well appointed country hotel. The views are wonderful, it's very quiet (but not cut off), and the cottage is tastefully decorated throughout. We were extremely impressed with the cleanliness of the cottage, as well as a wonderfully stocked kitchen. You could have held a good size party in the kitchen, and still not have run out of glasses...(and trust me we tried most nights). The Aga was a joy to cook on, and we cooked a wonderful beef Sunday lunch. All of the rooms are of a good size, although we spent a lot of time in the kitchen! Wonderfully comfortable beds, perfect after an evening of eating and drinking (mainly drinking!). We were a little concerned that the owners were on site, as we enjoy our privacy, but do not be put off! John and Nic were fabulous hosts, there to welcome you upon arrival, and nearby should you need them. However, the cottage is very private, and you aren't even aware of anybody else being present on the estate. This is a first class establishment, and is without doubt one of the most perfect cottages that we have ever been lucky enough to stay in. There is absolutely no doubt at all, that when we return to North Wales, Bwthyn Morse will be the first place on out shortlist. A shortlist of one. If you are looking for an incredibly well appointed cottage, with the cosiness off a wood burner, in a tranquil spot, look no further, because you have just found it.

    Reviewed by JeremyOct 2018

  • "John and Nicole are exceptional warm, friendly and helpful owners who obviously are very proud of their property 'and so they should' it is beautiful."

    We had such a well needed relaxing break in a very comfortable cottage, we enjoyed dabbling with the AGA cooker, plenty of hot water, heating works efficiently. The beach close by was so beautiful we spent many days walking along the beach and one night sat and waited for the sunset which was worth the wait. I always of all the places we have and all the wonders we have seen, Wales has captured our hearts and after our stay at Bwthyn Morse this property has a special place as well. All the best for John and Nicole in their new adventure you are definitely worthy of 5 Stars. Be back soon X Kath and Brian

    Reviewed by KathleenSep 2018

  • "We were made exceptionally welcome by John and Nicole who clearly have put a lot of thought into making Bethan Morse one of the most peasant, comfortable and cosy places we have ever stayed in."

    A well placed and relaxing location. Would have no hesitation in recommending this and have every intention in returning as our stay went all to quickly.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2018

  • "Three of us have just returned from a fantastic week at Bwthyn Morse."

    John and Nicole were fabulous hosts who felt like friends by the end of the holiday. They went well beyond expectations to make sure that we had a wonderful time. The house itself is beautiful and nestled in an attractive setting of woodland, gardens and fields. A cross country wall leads to a local beach and harbour. Our four year old daughter loved the zip wire in the orchard. The house is elegant and the feel is of being in a boutique hotel although the spacious kitchen is more warm and cosy. The kitchen is very well equipped with pretty much everything you could wish for to make self catering easy. All in all,a magical place with warm, friendly and caring hosts.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2018

  • "What a little gem of a place, lovely comfy beds , nice tennis court and lovely garden , host were lovely and made us very welcome and the welcome pack was a nice surprise."

    We had a lovely break with the beach just a few minutes away, visited Harlech castle and climbed snowdon. Would definitely go back . Sam

    Reviewed by SamAug 2018

  • "Fantastic weeks holiday in beautiful cottage for perfect family break away."

    The cottage was exceptional, the attention to detail was superb. The owners were the perfect hosts. The area has stunning scenery, views, beaches and plenty of places to visit. The tennis court was very popular with my children and family tennis tournaments a firm favourite. Wished we could have stayed longer, would love to visit again. Would highly recommend for a most enjoyable family break.

    Reviewed by TinaAug 2018

  • "We have had a fabulous week at Bwthyn Morse and wish we had stayed longer!"

    The cottage and facilities were exceptional and the owners went above and beyond to make our holiday a relaxing and enjoyable experience. This tranquil location was ideal to explore the surrounding area while the lovely tennis court was a huge bonus for our teenage boys.

    Reviewed by JolyonAug 2018

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The property

A beautiful double fronted, Grade II listed Georgian cottage, in a peaceful location, secluded yet not isolated, the cottage is on the outskirts of the coastal village of Llanfair, on the fringes of the Snowdonia National Park, with the historic castle town of Harlech, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, just a mile away.

North Wales' coast and mountains are two of its most valuable assets, and you can enjoy both of them from this charming cottage.

Lying within the grounds of the owners' own home, the cottage forms part of their small country estate with tennis court, woodland, gardens and extensive lawns, it's a fantastic holiday home for a couple, friends or a family looking for a relaxing, peaceful holiday.

Lovingly and sympathetically renovated to a high standard, the cottage is beautifully maintained and well presented with great attention to detail and original features.

In the well stocked kitchen, warmed by the AGA cooking range, you'll find fresh herbs picked from the owners’ garden.

The dining room has views across the lawns and gardens and after dinner, you can curl up in front of the wood burning stove in the stylish, comfortable sitting room.

Upstairs, two beautifully styled bedrooms have large, sumptuous beds and views over the gardens.

One bedroom has a super king-size bed which can be divided into two singles.

Just off the split level landing, the bathroom, with its roll top bath and separate big drench shower, comes with fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries.

For an extra bit of pampering, the owners can arrange a manicure, massage or even a holiday haircut in the comfort of your cottage.

This is the perfect place to sit back, let your shoulders drop and enjoy the peace and tranquility of this stunning place.

Take a stroll around the gardens and woodland, enjoy a game of tennis, or just relax on the lawn with a drink as you look out over the countryside.

With little light pollution, you can stargaze long into the night, and if you’re lucky, you’ll hear the owls wake up as you wind down.

There's lots to do around the area.

The nearest beach is a stroll across the fields, or a two minute drive.

Harlech, with its castle, stunning beach and world famous links golf course, Royal St. Davids, is just over a mile away.

The breathtaking Snowdonia National Park is right on your doorstep, and the seaside resorts of Barmouth and Criccieth are also within easy reach.

There’s also Porthmadog, where you can hop onto the Ffestiniog railway, sit back, and enjoy the stunning scenery and be taken back in time as the world famous steam train chugs its way through the mountains.

Portmeirion is also nearby, with its magical Italianate village overlooking the white sandy beaches of the Dwyryd Estuary.

For the more adventurous, there's also lots to do, from cycling (the cottage is right on Cycle Route 8) and pony trekking, to the famous Zip World, with its 100 mile per hour ride.

This is a perfect location from which to explore this delightful area any time of the year.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size (zip/link, twin on request), 1 x king-size
  • Bathroom with roll top bath, seperate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with island
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with wood burning stove.
  • Oil central heating and woodburning stove in sitting room
  • AGA cooking range, separate electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, small freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • Smart TV with Freeview, DVD player, Wifi, selection of books, games and DVD's
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for wood burning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Storage available for bikes and kayaks
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Tennis court
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Harlech and all amenities 1.5 miles
  • Train halt 15 mins walk
  • Beach 15 mins walk.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Harlech 1.4 miles; Barmouth 11 miles; Porthmadog 13 miles.

The pretty village of Llanfair has an impressive location, quietly nestling between the foothills of the Rhinog mountains and the stunning golden beach of Harlech, whilst also providing panoramic views over Shell Island and Cardigan Bay. Boasting its own mild climate due to its unusual positioning, and an exciting array of wildlife and birds including soaring buzzards, this traditional village is an ideal base for wonderful scenic walks in the surrounding countryside. The small town of Harlech, which is a World Heritage Site is only 1.4 miles away and is dominated by its majestic 13th Century castle. 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. Located within the Snowdonia National Park and on the beautiful Cardigan Bay, this is a fantastic holiday location at any time of the year.

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Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for this property

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