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2 Borthwen Cottages

Dyffryn Ardudwy, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 955996)


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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Great little cottage , only thing I would say is a few logs left in the basket for an initial fire would be a nice touch, and maybe some basics in the kitchen like salt pepper oil and sugar or sweetener with the coffee and tea other than that it was perfect , with bottle of wine on arrival, Had some great walks , down to the beach and Dyffryn pub ( which may be worth while mentioning in the welc9me pack rather than the 2 pubs a few miles away) as I onow the area I knew where it was but others may not."

    Lovely big garden , which would be perfect on sunny days , After a bit of trial and error got the shower to dish out enoigh power at a suitable temperature , But like I said overall really loved the place and will deffo be back

    Reviewed by AledMar 2022

  • "Comfortable, clean and cosy cottage."

    Good enclosed garden and parking area. Good communication with owners.

    Reviewed by BarbaraDec 2021

  • "A genuine stone built cottage with log burner, plenty of private parking and a large enclosed garden - what's not to like?"

    The only draw back for me was that we had to drive to a pub for food but we knew that before we went. A special thanks to the owner who accommodated my request to be allowed to charge my car. Overall a great little cottage near a lovely beach.

    Reviewed by AdrianOct 2021

  • "2 Borthwen Cottages is a delightful little cottage and perfectly placed for exploring the surrounding area."

    I would definitely recommend and would not be averse to staying again. We had our Jack Russell with us and so it was wonderful that we had a safe garden for him. We made the mistake of leaving the gates open one evening when we went out and came back to a driveway covered in sheep droppings so we had obviously had visitors whilst we were out. Just be aware of this (any future stayers) as how we avoided treading in it in the dark I'll never know. You will need a car if you are wanting to go out for meals / drinks although you could probably stretch to a half hour walk to Ysgethin. That said, nothing is too far away. The beds and bedding were very comfortable although the double bed did feel like a very small double. There are no wardrobes but there are plenty of hooks on the walls to hang clothes with some hangers provided. The kitchen and bathrooms are very small although the shower is a great size. A couple of times we could have done with the heating turning up but despite following the instructions it would not allow us to go higher than the preset temperature. We had good weather but this would be a problem in colder months. The driveway area could definitely do with a tidy up and the lawn area could do with a couple of hours spent in it. There is no washing machine, there is no room for one in the cottage, but could perhaps have one put in the outside shed maybe? We had friends staying down the road so managed to use theirs a couple of times. Could also do with possibly a few more plates / glasses etc but that's being really picky. Definitely worth a visit and would stay again.

    Reviewed by JustineOct 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage and a very enjoyable holiday."

    We missed not having a bbq, this would have added to our enjoyment. Our fault for not double checking if there was one at the property.

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage perfect for family of 4 with a dog , very clean , two comfy sofas in living room i loved kitchen as has everything we needed."

    Downstairs toilet is a massive bonus too :) we have been very lucky with the weather :) Few downsides : No bbq but we got it from tesco which is 40min away . Nearby spar shop was very poor :( we have been using cooperative in barmouth. No restaurants or takeaways nearby :( But still u can get to barmouth which is 10-15min drive . Beach was lovely but if u have kids and dog i do recomend of getting there by car as carpark is just next to it and walk is around 20-25min no footpath u walking on the road .

    Reviewed by MartaJul 2021

  • "Lovely small cottage."

    I accept with limited space you can’t have a freezer or wash machine maybe use the outhouse for those items. The big sticking point was the state of the living room floor. It needs either sanding and resealing or replacing as looks awful. Loved the location and very nice garden for the dog. Thanks for the wine and gifts that is welcoming

    Reviewed by BrianJul 2021

  • "This was the second stay at the cottage."

    It was very clean comfortable the garden is a bonus with a dog. Will be back again.

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2021

  • "The cottage although very pretty outwardly, it was very tired looking and had very little in dishes, only 4 of this and that."

    Hardly any large dishes to put salads in etc., No kitchen scissors. Table tops were of a plain wood rustic design but not really hygienic to work on. The photos portrayed a neat garden. It was overgrown, only the grass was cut. Buckets,mops were left outside in an untidy manner. The bed in the main bedroom was very small, possibly only a three quarter bed, not big enough for us my husband slept on the lower part of the bunk in the other room. We are only average weight and height. The bathroom was very tiny.

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2021

  • "Our 3rd visit to No2 Borthwen, same as before ideal situation, close to shop, nowhere near a pub( 1."

    5 miles), easy walk to beach 15mins ( need wellies if raining). Is it the owners or is it Sykes but prices have soared up in price for next year on every property in Sykes listings. Who's getting greedy ? Would consider visiting No2 Borthwen again.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage, smooth booking and picking up keys."

    We would definitely stay again, cottage in a beautiful area really close to the dog friendly beach.

    Reviewed by EmilyApr 2021

  • "Our second visit to 2 Borthwen, already booked for next May, ideal dog lovers enclosed garden , beach a 15 minute walk."

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Location of the cottage was great !"

    The sea and shop was close by . I expected the garden to be larger from what I saw in the pictures It was still nice though . Limited to how much heating you can use The stat is on a timer when it rains it can get a little chilly. The cottage Was lovely a little empty due to covid 19 so understandable. The owner left a nice welcome basket! Thanks

    Reviewed by LisaJul 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful place."

    A great base to visit surrounding beaches and countryside; on foot, by bike or in the car. We stayed for a week, and went walking on the local beach everyday. The Garden is enclosed, very dog friendly. There is a local Spar with a butchers that has everything you might need. We all had a lovely time and a great break from lockdown!

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and cosy, and well equipped for our holiday."

    The rooms are a good size and warm, and the bathroom is very nice too. The log burner just adds that extra touch, especially as we spent Christmas there. The garden is large and secure- the dogs loved it! The local area is good with the local shop supplying your needs and the butchers absolutely outstanding. The countryside is beautiful, plus the WONDERFUL beaches all within walking distance. Overall highly recommended this cottage, the owner made sure our stay was good and even left a Christmas welcome pack.. thank you !

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2019

  • "The cottage was cosy, but a little tired."

    The kitchen equipment was a little spars but adequate if you didn't want to cook much. The key safe is very tricky to use ( had to phone owner to get help getting the keys) Overall we enjoyed our our holiday the area is stunning and the garden is lovely. a washing machine would be a useful addition (perhaps in the outside shead). Most importantly the bed was very comfortable and the bathroom shower was good.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2019

  • "Was a great little cottage had a great week even the weather was good to us just ..."

    Was a great little cottage had a great week even the weather was good to us just a bit disappointed not any were to eat out

    Reviewed by DebraOct 2019

  • "A well positioned cottage, near shops( pub a bit further 2milea) access to beach via a woodland walk( 20mins), everything you would expect from a cottage in Wales, some feedback is very negative( not deserved)."

    No washing machine but who washes clothes on holiday?A very enjoyable visit, great for dogs with enclosed garden, unfortunately it was wet but what do you expect from Wales in October. Will consider returning.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2019

  • "Picked this cottage originally because we were bringing the dog, but we didn't."

    The pictures show a nice garden but it was very untidy, grass not cut, weeds all over the drive, bbq pit not emptied and generally untidy. Same inside, the worst were the doors, absolutely filthy and the windows. We've stayed in a few cottages with sykes and theyve all had good information about the area, hardly anything, worst cottage stayed in, best part was the location

    Reviewed by TeresaSep 2019

  • "The actual cottage itself is nice - good location, nice sized enclosed garden, nice bathroom,kitchen and woodburning stove."

    However, it is clear to see that this property was either lived in by the owners therefore they kitten out in chartiy shop goods or inherited by a relative. The reasons we say this are due to the poor furnishings i.e. in the bedroom there was a random floral eye mask, floral photo frame (with no photo) and some pine cones? There was a light up portable electric mirror which was broken (didn't light up), only 1 lamp in the bedroom (no lamp in spare bedroom), one office style lamp in the lounge. When we arrived under the stairs which was open plan i.e. no door, the hoover was dumped in full view along with the parasol for the garden and garden seat pads? In addition, in the lounge their was a horrible wooden box with stones in (looks like someone had collected from the beach), a trinket box which contained picture hooks and some horrible horse head bookends. There was a lack of heating instructions in the cottage - no cottage book with instructions and when we tried to adjust the heating it was in Dutch? In addition, the cleaning of the cottage was poor, when we arrived we picked up at least 8 piles of dog mess from the garden. We contacted the owners about this but they didn't seem too bothered about it, it put us off. We've stayed in many cottages and this one was nice i.e. the actual cottage, however, there was poor attention to detail by the owners. A washing machine and hairdryer would also be useful.

    Reviewed by JamieSep 2019

  • "Great little cottage everything we needed for a nice comfortable week."

    Lovely garden enclosed so dog was safe, beaches are all so clean and dog friendly.. Lovely place to stay thank you.

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2019

  • "The cottage was delightful, set in a beautiful and quiet location."

    We had the best of both worlds; beach and mountains nearby. There is plenty to do whatever the weather. The local butchers was excellent and it was amazing to put out your hand for the train as if you were stopping a bus. As a family (2 adults, one 11 yr old), we had a wonderful time and are hoping to re-book for next year.

    Reviewed by TinaAug 2019

  • "We enjoyed our time at the cottage, it was very comfortable with everything we required."

    It was great having a secure enclosed area for the dog. Great location for exploring Snowdonia and North Wales. Lovely and quiet sandy beaches both in walking distance and a short drive, good for dog walking.

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2019

  • "Very relaxing holiday in a beautiful cottage ."

    So nice to actually find an enclosed garden for the dog.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2019

  • "Property details don't make enough of the lovely secluded garden and the tranquility of the whole area."

    So very quiet, but close to the railway. the bus and the local Spar shop and quality butchers. One of the best cottages we have ever used.

    Reviewed by ReneeJun 2019

  • "Cottage and location was perfect for us and our dogs would highly recommend."

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2019

  • "Enjoyed every thing about our holidays"

    Reviewed by VeronicaMar 2019

  • "Would like to be able to set the heating to what we required and that the fire was in better condition It might be worth mentioning that in the slower times of the year sum of the items in the area are closed."

    The beaches in the area are fantastic and The Last Inn at Barmouth is well worth a visit for both the food and the character.

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2019

  • "We had a fabulous Christmas break in this lovely cottage."

    Lovely enclosed garden that suited our energetic dog very well indeed; loads of parking space (we had to take a trailer for all the Christmas related stuff so that was very useful!) and the cottage itself is lovely - traditional but very comfy indeed. Quiet area but everything that you need to hand in the village. Close enough to the beach for easy daily trips with the girls and the dog. Fab!

    Reviewed by E AnnaDec 2018

  • "Location of cottage is excellent."

    Easy to get to & you don't need to travel far to get anything you need. It has good public transport links - bus and train - which are easy to use & it is quite a novelty to have to flag down a train! Cottage is cosy, warm & beautifully clean with the added bonus that everything works. The garden is enclosed & our dogs were happy to wander safely. Easy walks from the cottage to the beach through woodland/along a lane - takes about 20 minutes. Beach is very long and has sand dunes so brilliant for walking. Winter time is obviously quieter with less choice of places to visit/eat at (particularly when you have 2 hounds) but we found the pub at Talybont (20min walk) very welcoming & serving good food.

    Reviewed by GaynorNov 2018

  • "The cottage was great, nice and quite, really good for the dogs."

    The only thing i would suggest to the owners is to have some logs for the fire and a light for the garden. There was a issue getting in but once in felt relaxed and enjoyed our stay, will go back to explore more as rain prevented our exploring fully. The butcher at the end of the road is fantastic, there is no laundry facilities but there is a laundrette in the next town (5 mins in the car). Overall a nice wee place. Limited cell signal and wifi slow so if you want to "un plug" defo go there

    Reviewed by AnneNov 2018

  • "Great cottage."

    Perfect for us to have an Autumn break.

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2018

  • "This is a pretty cottage in a great position benefiting from being very close to the lovely clean beach (5 mins drive or 20 min walk) and also within the Snowdonia National Park."

    It makes a great base for exploring North Wales. The enclosed garden was great for our dog and would also give peace of mind if you had young children. It was also really handy having the butler sink with outside tap for washing the dog after a day out. We really enjoyed the log burner in the living room on a couple of chilly nights too. There is a Spar with a fantastic butchers a few minutes walk away which we used regularly. We had a very enjoyable and comfortable holiday here and would stay again.

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2018

  • "This a lovely comfortable cottage, it is a very quiet area with lots of lovely walks close by."

    It is the perfect place to recharge your batteries. The only downside is to be aware of is the railwaysleeper bench on the grass part of the garden, it's leeches tar when it's hot. Would definately recommend this cottage and will book again. The welcome basket is a lovely. The garden was perfect for our dog, he loved the space.

    Reviewed by SuJun 2018

  • "The cottage was located in a quiet relaxing peaceful area plus The local people where very friendly."

    It was clean comfortable and had all what we needed for our weeks stay. It had a very big garden which was very secure for our dog William. The stairs took a bit of getting used too as the steps were narrow and a bit steep which was not in description of cottage so people with a mobility disability it could be a bit tricky. There was a bonus of a down stairs toilet so less trips up stairs. We would highly recommend this cottage if you want a quiet get away.

    Jun 2018

  • "The little cottage is a beautiful place with much attention to detail."

    The moment you step in you are overwhelmed with the cozy atmosphere. At least to us it was that way. A nice 30 minute walk takes you to the beach with marvellously wide sands. Many great walks are within half an hour of driving. There's a small but well equipped supermarket some minutes by foot and still the place is quiet. And it's perfect for dog keepers. The large garden is sorrounded by little walls and gated so that the dogs can play there and won't get out. We really enjoyed our stay there.

    Reviewed by MatthiasJun 2018

  • "Lovely country cottage in a quiet secluded area, though not far from the main road."

    Plenty of parking space and outside sitting options including a lawned garden. Steep stairs which could be difficult if you have a mobility problem, though there is a ground floor toilet as well. All the facilities you would expect are fitted into the small cottage, be prepared for no dishwasher, washing machine or hairdryer, but if your staying for a week, that isn't really a problem. There were 2 of us and a dog, I expect it would be a little cosier with 4 people. Wifi worked well. Easy driving South to Barmouth and North to Llanbedr, Harlech, and on to Port Marion & Porthmadog. Its longer than a quick walk, but a short drive to the beautiful beaches is recommended. Thanks to Bho and Jayne for making us most welcome, I would recommend a stay at 2 Borthwen cottages

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2018

  • "Perfect!"

    Reviewed by JustineApr 2018

  • "Very nice cottage."

    Not as close to the beach as expected. Constructive criticisms are as follows... no heating instructions. No logs for fire or utensils for the fire, no big deal but it was march and cold. I bought logs etc but would of liked to have cleaned the fire after myself. I absolutely loved the tranquillity and it's perfectly decorated and comfortable. I had a perfect weekend thank you

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2018

  • "We've had a most enjoyable holiday at the cottage , even two days of snow didn't spoil it !"

    The cottage is set in a very quiet little lane and gives the feeling of being way out in the countryside and yet just two minutes walk away is a well stocked shop and butchers and a petrol station The cottage is really quaint and cosy and has a huge secure garden which was perfect for our two dogs . The welcome basket was a lovely touch with a bottle of wine and bara brith and hot chocolate and coffee sachets I would definitely recommend this cottage it's perfect in every way

    Reviewed by DeborahFeb 2018

  • "This was an absolutely stunning cottage set in a beautiful, quiet village."

    The cottage itself was modern whilst keeping it's cottage type charm with wooden beams and log burner. It had a big garden and drive way. We loved every minute of our Christmas stay and would definitely recommend it. The only criticism (for want of a better word as it certainly isn't a complaint) is that the logs were wet and therefore wouldn't light in the log burner. It was a little disappointing as we always make sure there is a log burner when we book a place to stay but not the end of the world as we went a bought some instead. Thank you for our best Christmas ever.

    Reviewed by SophieDec 2017

  • "The Cottage was fantastic, lovely and clean beautiful garden and great for my dog Toby."

    Enjoyed it so much I have just booked to go back next year . X

    Reviewed by MarieSep 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge
  • TV with Freeview, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Secure bike storage for 4 bikes
  • Lawned garden
  • Two well-behaved dogs allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk.

The property

This semi-detached, stone-built 1820s cottage is situated in the Snowdonia National Park in the coastal village of Dyffryn Ardudwy.

Beautifully appointed throughout to provide cosy and comfortable accommodation with rustic wood flooring throughout, this Dyffryn Ardudwy cottage is the perfect place for both families and friends to get together and discover this beautiful part of Wales.

The property also offers a good-size, well-equipped kitchen, and a sitting room with dining area, exposed beams and a woodburner, perfect for those cosy nights in.

The pretty, lawned garden is ideal for relaxing and dining alfresco while enjoying views over the sea and Llyn Peninsula.

The cottage 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, explore the beautiful surrounding coastline, or discover the magnificent Snowdonia National Park.

This is a fantastic Dyffryn Ardudwy cottage from which to explore this beautiful coastline with its unique microclimate, 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.

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