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Bwthyn Canol

(Ref. 985108)

Llanfair, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Super and attentive hosts, without being intrusive."

    Cottage brilliantly restored without losing any of its original charm. Facilities were excellent. In a lovely position not far from beaches.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely lovely and comfortable stay at Bwthyn Canol."

    Cottage is very cosy and characterful with great beds and fab shower. Gardens are lovely and we made use of the tennis court during our stay. Very helpful info, and warm and friendly welcome too from John and Nicole. We hope to be back!

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Mar 2024

  • "The property was very comfortable and spotlessly clean with everything we ..."

    The property was very comfortable and spotlessly clean with everything we needed Owners John and Nicole were very friendly and helpful, we had a great stay and hope to return in the future

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had the best stay here."

    John and Nic are great hosts and have us some great tips on days out etc. Bed are the comfiest ever and kids loved the zip line at the bottom of the garden. Location is perfect for days out in Harlech, Barmouth, Portmadog etc. We will defo be coming back and next time hopefully with our extended family too! Don’t hesitate- just book!

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2023

  • "This was one of the best, if not the best self catering cottages we have stayed in."

    A very well appointed charming Jacobean cottage with wonderfully designed interiors and everything one might need for a relaxed holiday - or working holiday. John and Nicole are both fantastic and responsive when we had questions. We also much appreciated the treats on arrival. And of course Seating out in the courtyard with a glass of wine was perfect. A holiday that both me and my husband enjoyed. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and very clean and well kept."

    John and Nikki most welcoming and very friendly and helpful. Lovely position and 25 minute walk to Harlech beach for wonderful walks and swimming. Garden peaceful and lovely seating outside for alfresco dining. We very much hope to return!

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautifully renovated luxurious property in a stunning and quiet location."

    Immaculately clean with so many tasteful interior design touches throughout the property. Fab and friendly owners, their local knowledge really helped us to make the most of our time in the area. We didn’t want to leave but hope to return soon, Thank you xx

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jul 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage and John and Nicole were incredibly welcoming, as was Ruby the dog - appropriately named as it was our ruby wedding anniversary."

    The cottage is in a beautiful quiet location with plenty to see and do. We would certainly recommend it wholeheartedly.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had the best holiday staying at Bwthyn Canol."

    Nic and John could not have been more hospitable. We will definitely be visiting again. X

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Apr 2023

  • "The photographs do not do the property justice."

    It is unique and stunning in a beautifully quiet location. However within easy reach of the nearby beaches and villages . The owners were delightful and left us welcome food items which were very thoughtful.

    Reviewed by Norma5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had an absolutely magical stay at Bwthyn Canol."

    The house is historically fascinating and quirky - and beautifully renovated. The garden is tranquil and idyllic, with a zip wire for children, tennis court, seating areas and resident 'wild' bunny. It's 10 minutes over the fields to the nearest beach, and the surrounding area is stunning with lots to keep everyone busy. J and N are wonderful, friendly hosts. It was the perfect trip and we hope to come back sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.4Aug 2022

  • "Bwthyn Canol is a beautiful Jacobian cottage in a beautiful location."

    The original features alone make this a must stay place. (It's also spotless and cosy). Between the views, walks, beaches and tennis; everything you'd want to do is on the doorstep. Cottage owners J and N are beyond kind and accommodating. They are experts in the local area and so helpful, they made our stay extra special. We'll certainly be re booking.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jul 2022

  • "Bwthyn Canol is perfect."

    Beautiful cottage, fantastic location and lovely hosts.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage, the location, the hosts and the scenery of North Wales were all incredible and all contributed to an amazing week."

    We would thoroughly recommend Bwthyn Canol and definitely hope to return.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely welcoming hosts and beautiful surroundings."

    Comfortable and quirky cottage with outdoor space and very peaceful.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2021

  • "Our stay was very enjoyable, the cottage was perfect and set in a lovely peaceful environment."

    John and Nic made us feel very welcome, and were very helpful with information about the area.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very privileged to stay in this 16th century cottage in a very pretty part of wales."

    The owners were very welcoming and hospitable. Had our own private seating area in orchard beside the tennis courts. Very comfortable cottage with many original features. The nearest beach was only 5 minutes away, with a bigger beach along at Barmouth. We would highly recommend a stay here and would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jun 2021

  • "This was simply the very best UK break we've ever had."

    The Jacobean cottage is absolutely beautiful, set in stunning countryside. Our hosts, Nicole and John, gave us the warmest of welcomes and went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable throughout our stay. We can't recomend Bwthyn Canol highly enough and will definitely be returning. Thank you!

    Reviewed by William5.0May 2021

  • "The owners, John and Nicole, were brilliant and could not have been more helpful to make our stay perfect, whether it was sorting out eating options to ensuring all as covid-safe."

    The cottage is just beautiful and so full of character and the location is full of things to do. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2021

  • "We absolutely loved this location, quirky building with lovely personal touches that made it really homely."

    Beautiful grounds, with a great little walk across the fields to the beach. The hosts, Nic and John, were fantastic. They went above and beyond for us. They even sourced a birthday cake (which was amazing). We just couldn't fault our stay here and will definitely be back. Extra love to Ruby and Thumper too

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2021

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double with additional single (can be used as a twin)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • First-floor sitting room
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Freeview and Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden area with furniture and tennis court on owner's grounds for guest use
  • Storage available for bikes and kayaks
  • Sorry, no smoking and no pets
  • Shop and pub 1.4 miles, beach 2.6 miles
  • Note: No more than four guests allowed
  • Note: The second bedroom is adjoining the main bedroom - you have to walk through the main bedroom to access
  • Note: Lawned garden is located in a private and secluded area away from the cottage
  • Note: No candles are to be lit in the property at any time
  • Please note you can book both 984219 - Bwthyn Morse and 985108 - Bwthyn Canol together sleeping a total of 8, These are adjoining properties in a quiet, peaceful location
  • Please note no stag or hen parties

The property

A stunning semi-detached Jacobian cottage, formerly a dower house, in a peaceful location, attached to the owner's home and lying within the grounds of the owner's small country estate, which features a tennis court, woodland, gardens and extensive lawns, it's a fantastic holiday home for a couple or a family looking for a relaxing, peaceful getaway.

Beautifully renovated to a high standard, Bwthyn Canol is well-maintained and presented to a high-standard with great attention to detail and many of the original features still on show.

Enter through into the entrance hallway with quarry tiled flooring and inviting sofa providing a quiet space if you just want to sit and read for a while.

The kitchen is well-equipped and will cater for all your needs, you'll even find fresh herbs picked from the owner's own garden.

The dining room is light and bright where you can enjoy a home-cooked dinner or leisurely breakfast before heading out for a day of discovery, when you're back, make your way upstairs to a welcoming sitting room with high ceilings and amazing original paneling and exposed timbers, as well as a plush sofa and Smart TV.

Just off the sitting room is a lovely bathroom with a bath and a big drench shower over and in addition to the fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries, there are bathrobes and slippers, just in case you forget to bring your own!

Two beautifully styled bedrooms have large, sumptuous beds, the main bedroom boasts a half four poster king-size bed and the second bedroom is accessed through an adjoining door, a great family room.

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

The nearest beach is a stroll across the fields, or a quick drive, a perfect place to spend a day building sandcastles, searching for seashells or sunbathing on a warm summer's day.

The wonderful town of Harlech with its castle and stunning beach is less than two miles, home to a 13th century castle and famous Royal St. David's golf course, as well as a fabulous selection of shops, pubs and restaurants.

The breathtaking Snowdonia National Park is right on your doorstep as well as the popular seaside resort of Barmouth just 10 miles away.

There’s also Porthmadog, Criccieth and Blaenau Ffestiniog all within easy reach, and Portmeirion is also nearby, with its magical Italianate village overlooking the white sandy beaches of the Dwyryd Estuary.

For cyclists the cottage is close to Cycle Route 8 and its associated challenging climbs, it also offers lockable bike storage.

This is a fantastic cottage, steeped in character and history and can be enjoyed all year round.

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.

Note: No stag or hen parties

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

Note: No more than four guests allowed.

Note: The second bedroom is adjoining the main bedroom - you have to walk through the main bedroom to access

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas