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Cwm Yr Afon Cottage

Llanbedr near Harlech, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 4166)



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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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40 Customer Reviews

  • "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 kathrynSep 2021

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

    Reviewed by JennyJul 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 ClaireJul 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 MandyMay 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 SuzieMay 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 GraemeApr 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 DanielApr 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 TimSep 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 ChristopherSep 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 MichaelSep 2020

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

    Down to the personal touches .Amazing destination.

    Reviewed by DeanneAug 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 KateAug 2020

  • "Excellent cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Perfect getaway

    Reviewed by ScotAug 2020

  • "Great location."

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

    Reviewed by GrahamMar 2020

  • "Wonderful break."

    No mobile, no WiFi peace!!!

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 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 EmmaAug 2019

  • "Beautiful place, lovely owners, highly recommended"

    Reviewed by KiethAug 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 IndraAug 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 LetitiaAug 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 TeriJul 2019

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

    The owners are very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by LynJun 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 PaulJun 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 OlwynJun 2019

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

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

    Reviewed by PeterMay 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 ChrisApr 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 AbigailApr 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 LucyMar 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 AdeleFeb 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage in an idyllic location."

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

    Reviewed by LouOct 2018

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

    Good area for walking sightseeing and heritage railways.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 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 KevinMay 2018



    Reviewed by IanMay 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 SharonApr 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 LauraAug 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 RichardJun 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 KateMay 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 PaulMay 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 TomApr 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 SimonSep 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 DavidAug 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
  • 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
  • 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 £100 good house keeping bond. This property has a private water supply

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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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