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Cwm Yr Afon Cottage

(Ref. 4166)

Llanbedr near Harlech, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage, well maintained and clean with all facilities provided."

    Owners are very nice and helpful.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Apr 2024

  • "Loved this cottage, every you could wish for, very comfortable, location and area stunningly beautiful."

    The owners were great. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Reginald5.0Oct 2023

  • "Loved our holiday at Cwm Yr Afon, Quiet, Rural location but only a short drive to local pubs & shop."

    Barmouth & Harlech not too far either. Fantastic walks & waterfalls on the doorstep. Comfortable, warm cottage, we felt very welcome. Would live to return.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely week away in a lovely house in a beautiful part of Wales!"

    Reviewed by Benjamin5.0Oct 2023

  • "What a lovely little cottage very comfortable, met all our needs."

    Beautiful scenery, walks straight from the front door. Fantastic area to visit lots to do, very relaxing, was lovely coming back to the cottage at the end of the day to sit in front of the log burner having family time together. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cottage."

    Very comfortable and really well equipped kitchen area. Stunning scenery around the cottage and very peaceful and relaxing. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2023

  • "A Beautiful,peaceful stay, very clean, stylish, comfortable, A very warm friendly welcome by Ben and Sandra, We will definitely be staying again!"

    , Highly recommended 5*+. Andy + Trilby .

    Reviewed by Trilby5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, cottage was lovely."

    Good location Would definitely stay again at this cottage. Thank you for a lovely weekend

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Aug 2023

  • "We are highly recommend this lovely,little cottage."

    Clean, comfortable, located in the middle of forest. Pets friendly.Lovely, helpful owners!Very good location. There’s nothing else you can looking for:)

    Reviewed by Ewa5.0Jul 2023

  • "The best possible accommodation in the best area in the world!"

    Could not have been improved in any way

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Jul 2023

  • "We met the loveliest owners ever and I loved chatting with you ❤️."

    Your place was cosy and it was always a relief to come back from visiting tourist places. Also we loved the animals around the house (even the bat

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, it was a pleasure to host you and your Son and we are so pleased you enjoyed your holiday and hope to see you again one day soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Birgit5.0Jun 2023

  • "Cottage is a home from home,peaceful location on the farm,well appointed and comfortable."

    Wifi is good.Owners are friendly and helpful.Loved staying there and am already looking at dates to rebook for next year.The cottage is the perfect place for exploring this part of Wales.

    We are so pleased you enjoy your stay, thank you for your lovely comments and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jun 2023

  • "Brilliant!!!"

    Beautiful cottage Alot to see Very helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Siddharth5.0May 2023

  • "I was delighted to see that there is now a bridge over the river to gain access to the cottage, (I was somewhat concerned about the prospect of crossing the ford!"

    ) This is a delightful, thoughtfully furnished and equipped and very comfortable cottage, which made a wonderful base for me, away from the hustle and bustle of life, and with an opportunity to relax and see a bit of hill farming at first hand. Fabulous walks through the valley and out on to the mountainside, right from my front door. The couple who own the farm and the two adjoining holiday cottages, went out of their way to make me welcome, give directions for some great walks and gave much valued help when a tyre on my car needed replacing. The most enjoyable holiday I have had for many years. I very much hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Apr 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time at the cottage, Ben and Sandra the hosts where very helpful and friendly."

    Reviewed by Grant5.0Apr 2023

  • "We stayed here in March 2023 but ive only just got round to doing the review."

    Amazing property and gorgeous location. The owner was really lovely and offered us to use his landline if we needed it as our father had been taken ill while on holiday. Beautiful cottage. Everything you need. Surrounding area was amazing xxx

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a fantastic relaxing stay at Cwm Yr Afon Cottage over the New Year."

    The actual cottage exceeded our expectations and was absolutely spotless and home from home. We are already looking to return! Thank you to the owners for making us feel so welcome!

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Dec 2022

  • "Myself and my wife wanted to take our Old English Sheepdog with us on holiday so looked for a dog friendly cottage, the one we found could not have been better on a farm in North Wales 3 miles from the village."

    It had everything you needed and more, it was very quiet and very comfortable I could have lived there Ben the owner said I wasn't the first to say that. If you want a good base this cottage is ideal, not far from Porthmadog where the Ffestiniog railway is, Portmeirion village and the Llanberis Pass, all worth a visit. A great big thank you to Ben and Sandra for letting us stay in your lovely cottage, hopefully we will be back soon.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "We stayed for 5 nights and I wish we could have stayed longer!"

    The cottage can be found 10 minutes up a small country lane from Llanbedr, above a beautiful small river, which our dog loved, and within trees and surrounding mountains. The cottage was perfect for me, my husband and dog, with a big bedroom, cosy living room/kitchen and a gorgeous fire place, my favourite part, I'm sad it was too warm for a fire! The cottage is on a sheep farm and it was nice to get up and see the sheep around, the atmosphere is so peaceful and quiet. The hosts were lovely, making sure we had everything we needed and had a few lovely chats, but never intrusive. I'm gutted I never got to sample the Jam!! The cottage has amazing character and we'd love to come back

    Reviewed by Cathryn5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a great stay near Snow donia and the coast!"

    With a warm welcome and a clean cottage we enjoyed our time so much!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a great holiday in this cottage which is very comfortable and very peaceful."

    Wonderful if one enjoys walking and beautiful countryside. Ben and Sandra couldn’t be nicer and we are extremely pleased we chose this cottage.

    Reviewed by kathryn5.0Sep 2021

  • "The stairs are very steep and no stair gate at the top, only the bottom."

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7Jul 2021

  • "The cottage and its surroundings were beautiful."

    We really enjoyed our stay!! Would highly recommend staying, as it was quiet and very relaxing.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, hosts friendly and helpful."

    Beware the satnav drops out just near the entrance which is now a bridge not a ford so that was a couple of seconds of confusion. Cottage and surrounding countryside was perfect.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0May 2021

  • "Wonderful stay!"

    This was just what I needed, having a week away in beautiful surroundings, it was so peaceful! I would definitely return for a future break, and would recommend to others as well!

    Reviewed by Suzie4.7May 2021

  • "A lovely short break in a beautiful, quiet area."

    The silence is deafening! The cottage is gorgeous: comfy, homely & traditional, but with modern twists, & a perfect place to - quite literally - get away from it all! Ben & Sandra were delightful 'hosts' & couldn't be more warm, friendly or helpful. Using the log burner was great & there are SO many places to visit within 20 miles. We walked up Rhinog Fawr, using a path that starts from the cottage, wandered happily around the Nantcol waterfalls a few miles away, & had a lovely pub meal in the Victoria Inn in the nearest village, Llanbedr. If you want peace & quiet, this place is paradise.

    Reviewed by Graeme4.1Apr 2021

  • "We stayed for three nights at Cwm Yr Afon Cottage, and I just wish we could have stayed longer."

    The cottage is really well decked out with everything you could possibly need. The owners are really friendly and helpful in the farm next door. It is a great location for exploring the Rhinog’s and we were able to walk up Rhinog Fawr from the cottage and Rhinog Fach just a 20 minutes drive down the road. I would thoroughly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Apr 2021

  • "A well appointed holiday let being the smaller of two lets of a converted barn, set within an ancient oak woodland very close to a river, and in the foothills of the Rhinog mountains."

    It felt such a remote and peaceful place, yet the village was only a mile or two down the road. The farmer and his wife who own the property were very approachable and the farmer, whose family have been in the valley for several generations, was happy to give advice and share his knowledge of this lovely area.We still have to finish off walking the Rhinogs and I would not hesitate to go back.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Sep 2020

  • "The location is fantastic, its as quiet as you would expect from somewhere so remote!"

    The cottage itself is absolutely beautiful inside and out! I would highly recommend this as a get a way! Even the wifi isnt as bad as youd expect!

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2020

  • "Delightful farm cottage in the countryside, in a very peaceful location next to a small river."

    The lounge area was cosy & comfortable & it had an ample sized bedroom with very comfortable beds. It provided access to local hills, waterfalls, walks, pubs & was within travelling distance of local steam railways, castles, slate mines & seafront. The owners were extremely helpful & friendly. We enjoyed both the cottage & local area & would have no hesitation in returning.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay."

    The perfect couples getaway. The cottage was absolutely gorgeous with plenty of stunning walks nearby to take our dog on. Also close enough to Snowdonia to get there for sunrise, which was incredible. Couldn’t recommend this place highly enough, will definitely be coming back again.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2020

  • "Excellent cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Perfect getaway

    Reviewed by Scot5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful location and beautiful property with class and style ."

    Down to the personal touches .Amazing destination.

    Reviewed by Deanne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great location."

    No phone signal and limited internet access so a complete escape.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2020

  • "Wonderful break."

    No mobile, no WiFi peace!!!

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2020

  • "We had a fantastic time, Ben was lovely and very helpful with ideas and suggestions on where to go locally."

    The cottage is set within the farm and the scenery is spectacular, if you’re looking for a place to escape and hide away from the day to day life then this is the perfect place for you.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful place, lovely owners, highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Kieth5.0Aug 2019

  • "We have enjoyed our time at this cottage."

    The scenery around our cottage is beautiful!We liked that we had an opportunity to use the fireplace!We would like to return to this cottage "čwn Yr Afon Cottage".We greatly appreciate your welcoming of pets into the cottage.

    Reviewed by Indra5.0Aug 2019

  • "Very nice cottage, clean and comfy."

    Full Beautiful fireplace , look fit the oven to the side , lovely . The owners are lovely Good for walking . The road to the cottage is very narrow at times with stone walls each side in parts , only three marked passing places in three miles . However, there are other places where cars can pass each other and we only met a few vehicles when we went out .

    Reviewed by Letitia5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage very remote which is what we wanted nice quiet and relaxing."

    The property was clean and welcoming with everything we needed and the owners couldn’t do any more being very helpful and responsive to our needs. Well done had a great holiday even brushed up on our reversing into passing places on the lane !!

    Reviewed by Teri5.0Jul 2019

  • "Perfect secluded cottage surrounded by stunning scenery in North wales and owners Sandra and Ben have loads of local knowledge which made our stay pretty much perfect I highly recommend this for a real break from modern life."

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage in a quiet and peaceful location , a good place for walking ."

    Waking up in the extremely comfortable bed to just the sound of the nearby river and the birds song was perfect . I was made to feel very welcome by the lovely owners, Ben and Sandra and intend visiting again as I enjoyed it so much .

    Reviewed by Olwyn5.0Jun 2019

  • "Spacious and comfortable cottage, very well equipped, wonderful location."

    The owners are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Jun 2019

  • "Great location, wonderful welcoming and friendly hosts."

    Cottage finished to excellent and yet unfussy standard. A perfect romantic getaway for two.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2019

  • "The hosts Ben and Sandra were so welcoming and friendly and I learnt a lot about sheep farming and land ownership in Wales!"

    We wish you the best of luck with the cottage business and appreciate how hard you work to do this. The cottage is perfect, well presented and perfect location if you want an escape from the "Rat Race" of everyday life. The pictures don't do the cottage justice it is very cosy, clean and well looked after, we will be returning soon! Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2019

  • "Totally exceeded all my expectations and took my breath away with its beauty and scenery."

    The owners did everything in their power to make us feel welcome and settled. Absolutely beautiful cottage surrounded by views that are stunning!!!!

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Apr 2019

  • "Location is Beautiful, virtually traffic free and very rural."

    Excellent for escaping However, as I discovered not so easy when you do not have a car. Also, there were times when I could not access the internet. Need to be organized as even if you do have a car its a 20 min drive if you have forgotten anything. I love this location amazing outstanding walks and I just want to go back as a great escape. Sandra and Ben were helpful once they understood my predicament. My boyfriend loved the log burner kept us cozy I love the bath nice soak after a walk in the hills. My dog Alfie was so happy too,

    Reviewed by Lucy3.1Mar 2019

  • "We had a lovely couple of days away ."

    Cottage was gorgeous and the owners are lovely people very down to earth and friendly. Will definitely be returning. Mr and Mrs Sample

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Feb 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage in an idyllic location."

    Owners Ben and Sandra were very friendly and helpful. Will highly recommend

    Reviewed by Lou5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with everything we needed and more ."

    Good area for walking sightseeing and heritage railways.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2018



    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2018

  • "Ben and Sandra were excellent, very helpfully and there if you needed them, would recommend the cottage to family and friends."

    Walks are plentiful from the cottage door,beautiful scenery and peace and quiet made this a very relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2018

  • "Harlech is a beautiful place."

    ..particularly the Castle and the beach. Ben is a great guy and really helpful and it was a pleasure staying in such a tranquil location. Cottage cosy, warm and comfortable and the log burning stove a delight.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Apr 2018

  • "The owners were very welcoming pleasant and informative."

    The location was as remote as described but that suited us to a tee. Every bit of the surrounding area was beautiful. The cottage was homely and had all you could need. Family holiday well enjoyed.

    Reviewed by Laura4.6Aug 2017

  • "Was exactly the holiday we were looking for."

    Remote walks right from the door. Sandra & Ben the owners are lovely and v helpful. As stated in details, no mob signal and internet intermittent which was ideal for us. Pleased to note a bridge has now been built so no need to navigate the ford which was fortunate as we only have a fiat 500! If u like remote and wonderful walks and scenery (with a couple of good pubs 3.5 miles away who do good food) then book it now!!

    Reviewed by Richard4.8Jun 2017

  • "I had a lovely stay in Cwm Yr Afon Cottage in May along with my dog, the cottage is ideally placed for walking and exploring the area, tucked away yet easy to reach."

    The area is very scenic, based on the edge of the Rhinogydd I didn't use my car all week as explored on foot, mainly into the hills around Rhinog Fawr and Rhinog Fach but walked one day into Harlech on the back lanes. The cottage itself is kitted out to a high standard and has everything you need for a comfortable stay, Sandra & Ben were very welcoming and on hand if you had any questions. There were no negatives, had a great stay and would recommend to anyone looking to explore this area.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0May 2017

  • "The cottage is set in a beautiful location with stunning scenery, with loads of peace and tranquillity."

    The cottage is maintained to an excellent standard, with everything you might need being provided. Although the owners, Ben and Sandra, are only next door they did not intrude, but were always more than happy to help and offer advice when asked. If you want somewhere to escape and to recharge your batteries, then this is the place.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2017

  • "Cottage was perfect, complete peace and quiet in a near deserted area but only a 10-15 mins from shops / restaurant etc, access to lovely walks and countryside literally on the doorstep, very comfortable and spacious accommodation for two and extremely friendly owners."

    If looking for a quiet getaway and you enjoy the outdoors this cottage is perfect.

    Reviewed by Tom4.8Apr 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely in a wonderful location with stunning scenery."

    The owners were very friendly and available if needed for anything including local information.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2016

  • "We felt description could have described how remote the property was."

    Suited us but may not suit everyone. Only reason we would not re-book is we never go back to same place

    Reviewed by David4.6Aug 2016

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  • One double bedroom with single folding bed and en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, breakfast bar and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi (upto 50mb)
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent, additional fuel for stove available to purchase from owner
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed front patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome - a £20.00 fee per booking will be charged on arrival
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3.5 miles
  • Note: No mobile phone reception
  • Note: The WiFi is for emails and browsing only and, due to the rural location, is not suitable for downloading or live streaming
  • Please note: This property has a private water supply
  • Unfortunately no EV car charging is permitted in the property

The property

Llanbedr 3.5 miles.

This stone-built, Grade II listed, semi-detached cottage is situated on a working sheep farm, down a private lane, in the Snowdonia National Park.

Formerly the boiler room of the owner's 500-year old farmhouse, the cottage has been lovingly refurbished to a very high standard and contains a wonderful, open stone fireplace with a woodburning stove and the property's original bread oven.

There's also delightful wood beams and a modern open plan kitchen with breakfast bar, opening into the cosy sitting area.

Ideally placed for exploring the majestic mountains, along with the fabulous footpaths of Snowdonia, which trail from the doorstep, this cottage nestles in a peaceful part of North Wales, making it a wonderful place for a rural romantic retreat.

Plus, with the seaside towns of Harlech and Porthmadog just a short drive away, this superb character cottage caters for everybody's needs.

Property can be booked with Refs. 1001479, together they can sleep 9 people.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Harlech 3 miles; Barmouth 8 miles.

The pretty village of Llanbedr quietly nestles in ancient woodland between The Rhinogs, part of the Snowdonia Mountains, and the stunning golden beaches of the North Wales coastline. Situated next to the beautiful River Artro, and boasting a mild climate due to its unusual positioning behind the high dunes of a nature reserve, this charming village has an exciting array of wildlife and birds, handy local shops, bike hire and mountain walks on your doorstep, as well as two excellent pubs. The small town of Harlech is just 3 miles away and boasts the World Heritage Site of Harlech Castle, a majestic 13th century stronghold, the most impressive of all those 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 and the most magnificent six-mile long sandy beach, perfect for wonderful walks and family fun. Nearby Barmouth offers the amazing Panorama Walk along the beautiful Mawddach Estuary, providing breathtaking vistas, which were described by John Ruskin as “the most sublime view in Europe” and also a harbour from which you can catch 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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Please note: No EV car charging is permitted in the property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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