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Ty Mawr Porthmadog

Porthmadog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1009086)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "This was our 2nd visit and was just as enjoyable as our 1st."

    The only negative we found was the cleaner provided was very full and clogged up as it was last time we visited. Not very pleasant to have to empty and clean out before we could use it. Having said that everything else was just perfect and we would highly recommend this property to anyone. Everything you need, comfortable, and a perfect location. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by JoyMay 2022

  • "The house and location were absolutely stunning."

    I’ve never felt more connected to a location in my life. We would love to live there if we could. The photos didn’t do the property justice. A big thank you to the owners for being so welcoming, and letting us share their special part of Wales.

    Reviewed by NicolaApr 2022

  • "Our second stay at this lovely property."

    Very comfortable and enjoyable.

    Reviewed by GillianMar 2022

  • "Ty Mawr was even better than pictures."

    We really enjoyed our stay and the location. We.Will definitely return

    Reviewed by ElaineFeb 2022

  • "Our second visit and we will be returning."

    I should think that is enough recommendation in itself.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2022

  • "The photo's of Ty Mawr cottage really don't do it justice."

    The place is beautiful and in a very secluded location, so it's really peaceful. Probably the nicest cottage we've ever stayed in on our travels around the country.

    Reviewed by LaurenOct 2021

  • "We booked a return visit to Ty Mawr within 24 hours of arriving."

    The property is an absolute treasure, a real beauty and so, so comfortable. It's perfectly situated amongst peaceful farmland with views to the mountains and the sea and yet amenities can be found just a few minutes away by car. The nearby beaches at Black Rock Sands, Criccieth and Harlech are all stunning. We cannot wait to return next year.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2021

  • "The farmhouse is beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean and welcoming , in a peaceful location , so cosy with perfectly dry logs for a cosy fire on a chilly evening , a walk through the fields (takes a bit of finding to start with !"

    ) to the wonderful beach. Our second visit and hopefully we will be back again ! Helen and Geoff

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2021

  • "Great location, house really good and well equipped."

    So peaceful and great to switch off but close to all amenities and places to visit. Constructive criticism would be showers weren’t up to standard of rest of the house but not a deal breaker and both families would certainly consider returning at a later date.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "We've jusreturned from a fabulous stay at Ty Mawr."

    The cottage was absolutely lovely. It was very well equipped and really clean. We couldn't have asked for a better base to explore the beautiful Snowdonia countryside. We'll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by JoAug 2021

  • "Beautiful historic farmhouse in a peaceful location, lovely views and easy access to Criccieth and Porthmadog."

    Perfect position to explore the lakes and mountains of Snowdonia and the beautiful beaches along the Llyn peninsula.

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2021

  • "This is a beautiful cottage."

    Totally in the middle of nowhere, it was a joy to relax in the silence of the countryside.

    Reviewed by CarolJul 2021

  • "Peaceful, beautiful surroundings with stunning mountain and sea views, yet close to Porthmadog so easy to get what you need."

    Black Rock Sands is very close, the beach here is lovely. The best cottage we have stayed in. Even the internet was good. Difficult to find any faults at all. Would definitely rebook

    Reviewed by PamJun 2021

  • "The accommodation: it was absolutely first class."

    We would have immediately rebooked for 2 weeks next year, but the price hike from last year's fees makes it unlikely that we will. We really cannot justify spending the increased price; which roughly works out to be roughly £300 per week more. Such a shame as we have been to this particular owners' properties on two previous occasions and would very much like to return.

    Reviewed by DebbieMay 2021

  • "A delightful cottage in the perfect location."

    Even a garage to keep the car out of the rain! Remote from the road and surrounded by farmland with escaped sheep, lambs and cattle adding to the excitement.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in wonderful surroundings."

    House was very clean and we had everything we needed for a relaxing stay. Will definitely return!

    Reviewed by ZoeMay 2021

  • "When we arived at the cotage we were STUNED !"

    !! The cotage inside was LUXURY, outside in the garden was AMAZINGLY tidy and clean. My puppy ran like i never seen him running of joy and happiness. THE ENTIRE short holiday was FANTASTIC!!! WELL DONE GUYS !!!

    Reviewed by LarsenApr 2021

  • "We had a wonderful stay enjoyed the peaceful setting."

    One very small thing that would have been great would have had table place mats available. I love eating off hot plates and didn’t want to damage the dining table ......... I know this is a very small request and for most people it wouldn’t have mattered. I would definitely return a very special place to recharge our batteries.

    Reviewed by CarolApr 2021

  • "This was our third visit to Ty Mawr and thoroughly enjoyed our stay , we look forward to booking again next year ."

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2020

  • "Everything was perfect."

    Surrounding area v quiet but just a shirt drive into town . Beautifully appointed house. No problems whatsoever. The house is even more gorgeous than the pictures. We will book again.

    Reviewed by JayneSep 2020

  • "Ty Mawr is a beautiful house with views from every window."

    The pictures on the website don’t do it justice. From booking the holiday to the clear instructions on finding the cottage the process could not have been easier. And when you arrive the cottage has everything. We enjoyed a wonderful week in this cottage where all you can hear is the birds and sheep. Very peaceful

    Reviewed by GaynorAug 2020

  • "We had expected towels, tea towels and some toilet rolls at property, but there were none."

    Some cushions for sofas would have been good too, but washing covers each week could be too much. However, it should be possible to wash towels for new guests each week and we had only been told to bring those needed for beach. We had arranged with you to bring our own pillows and did so, but these were at the property, so communication broke down somewhere along the line. At property, recycling guidance was years out of date and more materials are taken than listed in welcome guide. Council website has a simle guide at https://www.gwynedd.llyw.cymru/en/Residents/Bins-and-recycling/What-goes-into-the-bin/What-goes-into-the-bin.aspx - also a one-page PDF guide that can be downloaded and printed. It would be good if a food bin was provided, as collected by the council. Overall, property and holiday was very good.

    Reviewed by DaveJul 2020

  • "Ty Mawr is a lovely property in a truly peaceful setting."

    The house is finished to a high standard and is comfortable and stylish inside. The beds are comfortable. We were lucky enough to have sunny days and spent long evenings in the garden with just the sheep in the field next door for company. There are lots of walks and Blackrock Sands beach is just down the road. We think this wonderful beach is spoilt by people being allowed to their drive cars onto the beach, so we walked an extra 15 minutes over the hill to Criccieth where the beach is quiet and can be enjoyed in its natural setting.

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2020

  • "The cottage was so beautiful in its interior and is set in stunning surroundings as well."

    Quiet and yet very near the town of Porthmadog. The beaches are near as are the mountains. One of the prettiest cottages I ever rented❣️

    Reviewed by DorineFeb 2020

  • "IIt was such a beautiful cottage set in beautiful surroundings even storm Dennis didn’t spoil our holiday, it just added to the excitement."

    Stunning sea views one side and breathtaking mountain views the other. The cottage was so warm and comfortable exceptionally clean and well cared for. Some beautiful walks with our dogs will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by KerryFeb 2020

  • "Lovely peaceful location in a superbly converted old Welsh farmhouse."

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2019

  • "Great farmhouse in excellent location literally 5mins from the beach."

    Beautiful setting and couldn’t fault the house at all. In true old farmhouse style the floors upstairs are uneven in places but the house has been fitted out well. Only downside was there was no parasol for the table and chairs outside which meant limited use of the table during the hottest days of the year so far. Overall fantastic secluded location, amazing views and a great family holiday.

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2019

  • "We already had high hopes for this property from both the description and the photos, but the reality far exceeded our expectations."

    Set in a secluded spot in stunning countryside, everything from Ty Mawr's location to the sympathetic way the property has been renovated, made this the perfect holiday destination. The understated decor, attention to detail and facilities are first rate. From the moment you turn into the driveway and see this sturdy house nestled on the flanks of picturesque Moel y Guest, you feel at home. With nothing but the sound of swallows, bees, grasshoppers, and the occasional bleating and mooing from the sheep and cows on the neighbouring farm to break the silence, this is the perfect 'get away from it all' spot. We revelled in watching the swallows swoop and dive as we ate outside in the evening sunshine, felt pampered in the morning as our feet were warmed by the underfloor heating, and slept better than we have done in years. Surrounded by great walking country - we strolled over to Criccieth one night and along Black Rock Sands to Porthmadog on another- Ty Mawr is ideally located for days out in Snowdonia. Portmeirion is just a short drive away, and we went on both the Welsh Highland Railway to Caernarfon and the Ffestiniog Railway to Blaenau Ffestiniog from Porthmadog. We had intended to spend a day in Anglesey, but with so much to see and do on our doorstep, we sadly never made it. A week wasn't enough to explore a part of the UK we had never ventured into, or to enjoy staying in such an historic and luxurious holiday property. A good excuse to come back next year!

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2019

  • "The holiday exceeded our expectations in many ways in terms of location, size of property, warmth (underfloor heating) and comfort (especially beds)."

    Directions to property were ok although could be improved as challenging to find (in particular at night-time) on initial arrival plus showers in both bathrooms struggled with poor water pressure although still warm and usable. We would all return to the same property and location again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2019

  • "Good response from caretaker Jon, when I needed some help (with a flat tyre & an item left at the cottage)"

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2019

  • "A lovely old farmhouse that has been beautifully restored and renovated."

    A peaceful setting and great that they accept dogs.

    Reviewed by GillianMay 2019

  • "Lovely house set in a beautiful place with great views and stunning night skies."

    Evenings spent by a roaring log fire with great underfloor heating giving toasty toes throughout our stay. A view of Black Rock sands which must be one of the best beaches in the country.

    Alan MckayMar 2019

  • "The best holiday property we have stayed in to date, extremely well appointed , very spacious and comfortable , the owners have done a fabulous job !"

    We have fallen in love with this house and looking forward to our next visit already booked.

    J L KennerleyMar 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage one mile from the beach"

    Keith JacksonNov 2018

  • "Amazing cottage in a lovely location between mountains and sea."

    Nov 2018

  • "Fantastic location and very high standard of accomodation"

    Oct 2018

  • "Comfortable, well equipped cottage in a good location with great views."

    Neil VicarySep 2018

  • "The cottage was in a lovely peaceful location and had been very tastefully refurbished."

    Everything we needed was provided. Our only comment would be that we would have far preferred the garden furniture to be in the garden.

    Pat GJul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage inside well designed spacious and comfortable thanks"

    Moira SmithApr 2018

  • "Ty Mawr was great lots of spacious rooms, the children played hide & seek."

    The cottage had everything we needed, was nice & cosy .it was great being so near black rock beach we all loved it there. It is not far from the town. The farm was nice for the children as there was lots of new born lambs & alpacas to watch.

    S InghamApr 2018

  • "The photos don’t do justice to this beautiful tastefully decorated cottage that has been sympathetically been restored with love, care and attention to detail, design and the cottage’s most interesting history."

    As for the location - You won’t be disappointed.

    Lynne WilkinsonNov 2017

  • "Good service."

    .......for a comfortable weeks holiday The accomodation was excellent

    Graham MillerOct 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king size with ensuite, 1 x king size, 1 x Twin
  • Ensuite has bath, shower over, WC and basin
  • Bathroom has bath, shower over, WC and basin, downstairs WC and basin
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and open fire
  • Hall with seating area
  • Boot room.
  • Central heating with underfloor heating and open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, microwave
  • Smart TV, WifI, Bluetooth speaker
  • Initial supply of logs
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • One dog welcome
  • Ample off road parking
  • Courtyard and garden with outdoor furniture
  • Shop, Pub and restaurant 2.5 miles
  • NOTE The house is down a farm track perfectly usable for all vehicles
  • NOTE The house is next door to farm buildings which are in use.

The property

Ty Mawr Porthmadog is a simply stunning holiday cottage set in a beautiful, rural landscape on the Llyn Peninsula.

It’s 200 years old itself and has bronze age hut circles and a Neolithic Burial Chamber - history enthusiasts will love this setting!

Oh, there are also gorgeous sea views across to the beach at Black Rock Sands.

Inside, the holiday cottage retains much of its original character but also offers the modern amenities you’d expect from such high-quality accommodation.

The boot room is ideal for hanging coats, leaving boots or sandy beach gear.

Slightly out of sight is the washing machine and tumble dryer.

There is also a handy separate loo and wash hand basin.

Next up is the stunning hall but that word doesn’t do this space justice It has a vaulted ceiling and parquet floors that are furnished with rugs to make it a second sitting room.

In the main sitting room you will find comfortable sofas and chairs which have been arranged to make the most of the sea views.

It also allows you to enjoy the warmth from the fire in the colder months.

French doors open out into the garden.

The owners have connected the dining room to the sitting room and this room also offers sea view.

This then leads into the kitchen - we love the mix of wood, slate and quarry tile floors which keeps the buildings history alive. What a kitchen you’ll find here, too!

Mealtimes will be made easier with a dishwasher, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer and microwave.

Even the stairs are amazing at Ty Mawr - Porthmadog!

There is a "Truth" cupboard in the stairwell that contains artefacts recovered from the buildings walls during the restoration project. There are three bedrooms, one of which is ensuite.

Each bedroom has a window seat facing south so you get even more sea views.

Two rooms have king size beds and the middle bedroom has two singles.

The ensuite bathroom and family bathroom shared by the two other rooms both have under floor heating, electric towel rail, basin, loo and bath with shower and shower screen and views over the countryside. Outside space includes a south-facing garden with comfy table and chairs a courtyard.

This is the perfect place to sit and listen to the sound of silence, with only the odd bird call or sheep bleating to break it.

Enjoy a morning cuppa in the sunshine or, by night, sit out with a glass of wine as there is little to no light pollution and the sky is awash with stars.

Ty Mawr - Porthmadog has so much history and has been transformed into a welcoming, bright and happy holiday cottage that’s ideal for your next family holiday in North Wales.

The farm is still active and you can spot sheep, cattle and alpaca grazing the lush land.

Black Rock Sands is super close by and it’s only a quick car journey to the bustling seaside towns of Criccieth and Porthmadog.

Steam train rides in stunning Snowdonia scenery, visits to castles, beaches and brilliant places to eat are all possible, as are walks and activities.

You’ll be spoilt for choice.

Plan your perfect holiday in North Wales today, starting with booking this fabulous holiday cottage. The beds will be made made up as advertised, if you would like a different bed configuration please contact Menai Holidays 7 days before your arrival.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Harlech 5 miles; Caernarfon 19 miles.

The bustling harbour town of Porthmadog lies on the Glaslyn Estuary and enjoys a stunning setting. The gateway to the Snowdonia National Park, Porthmadog is full of individual shops and restaurants, and home to the Ffestiniog Railway and the Welsh Highland railway where you can travel by steam through spectacular Snowdonia scenery, to Blaenau Ffestiniog or Caerforn . The pretty village of Borth Y Gest, with its cliffs and coves, is a short walk or drive from the town. The well known and unique Italianate village of Portmeirion is just down the coast. Situated on a rugged clifftop on its own private peninsula, Portmeirion, famous as the location of the TV show The Prisoner and the final episode of Cold Feet, is surrounded by miles of sandy beaches and woodlands. The area also boasts castles at Criccieth and Harlech, and superb unspoilt beaches such as Black Rock Sands, where the sands stretch as far as the eye can see. Also within reach is the famous Zip World Slate Caverns and Bounce Below where you can get involved with a variety of activities including the thrilling zip wires and underground caverns to explore; there is something here to suit the whole family. An ideal location for the attractions of Snowdonia and the The Lleyn Peninsula.

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Region Information

Note: If you are bringing a dog please bring your own dog bowls, bedding etc. Please do not bring your dog if it is coming into or is already in season sorry we are unable to accept puppes. We respectfully ask that you do not use any of the furniture or cushions, rugs etc. for your dog.
Note: The access to Ty Mawr is a track which is perfectly usable by all vehicles as you approach there are farm buildings to the left which are in use.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas