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Garden Cottage

(Ref. 1065165)

Garndolbenmaen near Tremadog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location, lovely cottage with everything we needed, welcome gift was really appreciated."

    Having a lake close by was fantastic, really dog friendly, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2024

  • "Garden cottage was just perfect."

    It’s a great location for getting around all the sights. The cottage and grounds were just fabulous. The owners Karen and Russ were on hand if there was any problems, of which there were none. When we arrived the cottage was lovely and warm which was very welcoming. I can thoroughly recommend this location and we’ll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Wilma5.0Mar 2024

  • "I have booked the cottages eleven times because I am made so welcome and such a beautiful part of Wales to visit."

    We had snow on the mountains and sun on the sea. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Mar 2024

  • "Our stay was absolutely wonderful, we really enjoyed our quiet evenings in the cottage, our kids absolutely loved their bedroom upstairs."

    It was warm, it was very cosy and gave us a lot of beautiful memories. Russ was very helpful and welcoming, the surroundings are fantastic, nice big parking space and what was important for us - a place to walk the dogs. We will definitely come back when the weather is a bit warmer.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Feb 2024

  • "Fantastic cottage, clean and tidy in beautiful surroundings we couldn’t have asked for more, we felt relaxed and welcomed by the owners."

    Definitely will be coming back in the future.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is the 3rd time we have stayed in this cottage."

    It’s beautiful and comfortable in lovely peaceful surroundings. Welcome pack of Welsh cider and bara brith was lovely. Owner very friendly and welcoming and there to meet us on arrival. We will definitely go back for a 4th visit

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Dec 2023

  • "All that I can say is, what's not to like!"

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Garden Cottage. Owner was welcoming and polite. Cottage was spotless with everything you may need for an enjoyable stay. Lovely well maintained grounds with plenty of outdoor seating. There is a lovely lake which we enjoyed taking our dogs for a stroll around during the day. Location is central for lots of nice beaches and places of interest. This place is a credit to its owners, would definitely return. Thanks for the cake and Welsh cider, nice welcoming touch.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Nov 2023

  • "I have visited many times."

    Always made so welcome.A beautiful place to stay to see amazing places.Steam train from Porthmadog brilliant. Thank you

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely first class!"

    ! A well maintained and superbly appointed cottage, where everything is of top quality. We will definately be booking again.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2023

  • "This is the 3rd time we’ve stayed at Garden Cottage It’s a delightful property where no expense has been spared to make it so Set in a rural area it’s the perfect place to relax in between trips out doing whatever takes your fancy during the day Thoroughly recommended!"

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "The best of the best."

    Fantastic cottage. Everything was 5 star. Will definately be back. Best cottage we have stopped at. Lovely location. Easy to find. Lots to do, even in the rain. Cottage has everything you need and more.

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2023

  • "Perfect week spent at Garden Cottage."

    An idyllic location, a real get away from it all. Beautiful grounds, and own lake complete with rowing boat. The cottage was very comfortable and to a high standard. Lovely courtyard, all secure for our four legged friend. Fantastic helpful and friendly hosts. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2023

  • "We rarely return to a holiday cottage for a second time."

    However, Garden Cottage is definitely on the list for next year. The location, the property, the locality and the hosts were first class.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in lovely grounds."

    The quality of the property and everything in it was superb. We’d love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2023

  • "A really nice cottage to a high spec of comfort, style and facilities."

    We had a wet week so we made the most of our cottage. What made the stay extra special was the setting. The grounds were beautifully kept and Russ was busy daily keeping it nice for guests. The lake was wonderful and we spent a lot of time down there messing about on the boats. Dogs and kids had a great time. Gold stars all round.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2023

  • "Thank you for another very comfortable stay at this well appointed cottage."

    It is in a beautiful quiet setting, very convenient for the many sites of Snowdonia, the Llyn peninsula and Anglesey. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Thank you Russ and Karen in making our stay in your beautiful cottage a memorable holiday."

    The setting is gorgeous. It had everything we needed to make it a relaxing stay. We will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was exactly as described, not always the case !"

    Very good in all aspects, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Janice4.7May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in lovely grounds."

    Added bonus of lake with rowing boats. Great for family entertainment

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "This is a lovely cottage, decorated and equipped to a high standard set in glorious grounds and a boating lake too."

    We really enjoyed our stay, visiting wonderful beaches and appreciating the beautiful scenery. The owner is very nice too. We will look forward very much to staying at Garden Cottage again. Thank you Ross.

    Reviewed by H.a.5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Warm welcome. Will book again soon.

    Reviewed by Malick5.0Apr 2023

  • "Great stay."

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Apr 2023

  • "We can only endorse what many other reviewers have said."

    .... superb! The location is great, the cottage is well equipped and comfortable and the hosts are wonderful. Russ was welcoming and a mine of local information. We would stay here again without hesitation

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "Garden Cottage." wow wow. We had booked very very last minute for a week's break for myself and my 3 children, upon arrival I was greeted by the owner Russ, he was fantastic from the beginning to the end, showed us round the cottage and the stunning grounds, offered my kids to help him feed his geese and sheep if they would like. There is a beautiful lake on the grounds were you can either swim in it or go out on the little boats, or simply sit and relax reading a book. The cottage itself was stunning, very clean and homely, beds were very comfortable, plenty of room to put all your belongings. If you love a bath like I do, you will love the baths, lovely and deep and taps on the side! We most definately will be going back again in the summer it was a fantastic trip.

    Reviewed by Kayleigh5.0Feb 2023

  • "Garden Cottage is a lovely place to stay."

    We have just returned from a week,and had a great time.The cottage was spotless,and warm ,with all the facilities you would need.The grounds are stunning,with a lovely lake,which was frozen solid,so didn’t get to try out the canoes!!Russ,the owner lives on site,and was very friendly,and helpful,and provided a bottle of wine & Bara brith cake on arrival,which went down a treat. Located in a great spot for exploring the area,and within 5 miles of the shops in Porthmadog.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Dec 2022

  • "Second stay this year in Garden Cottage, it is a beautiful comfortable cottage in lovely grounds and beautiful countryside."

    Cottage had all the facilities needed and owner Russ is very friendly and welcoming. Will definitely stay again next year

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with all the comforts."

    Great location for Snowdon and other walks. Met on arrival and given a tour of facilities. The garden is completely dog safe which was our main reason for choosing this (unless yours can fit under a 4 inch gap under 1 small part, which we blocked with a garden chair just in case). We hope to book this cottage again next year.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Nov 2022

  • "Over the last eight years I have visited Garden Cottage."

    Again I was made so welcome by the owners.A beautiful cottage and garden to enjoy whatever the weather! I look forward to my next visit and the opportunity to see so many interesting places on the coast or in the mountains.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in a gorgeous cottage, set in lovely surroundings, the lake was a real bonus!"

    Only small comment would be that the shower heights were a little restrictive for any one over 6 feet tall, which might be useful information for prospective clients, but there are two baths as an alternative.

    Reviewed by Alyson5.0Sep 2022

  • "This our 5th stay at Tyddyn Mawr in both the 1 bed and 2 bed cottage."

    We have taken friends with us and like us they have been extremely surprised and satisfied with the high standard of the accommodation. Both Karen and Russ are just great friendly and helpful with nothing being too much trouble. Thanks to both for another great stay. Looking forward to our next.

    Reviewed by Eddie5.0Sep 2022

  • "5 star - highly recommend!"

    !! Very friendly and welcoming host Perfect cottage with quality furnishings Beautiful surroundings Slept really well One evening the sky was very clear and the stars were an amazing sight. Hope to return - thank you

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely perfect!"

    All pro's, no con's - totally faultless. Will definitely be back. Loved being on the lake every evening, and such a comfortable place to spend time at. Owners are lovely and grounds are probably the best I've ever since in a rental property. Glad I got to see it in the summer but would like to come back and see it in the winter. Couldn't recommend it enough!! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Langleigh5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location for exploring the Llyn peninsula."

    Our dog loved having the garden to run around and lake to swim in. The owners were very welcoming and friendly. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely beautiful location, cottage and surrounding gardens."

    Came here in the middle of a heatwave where it was unbearably hot so to have a garden where my dog could come in and out and not be able to escape from was great, needed the airflow through the cottage. Place was clean and tidy when we got there, hosts were amazing and friendly as were the people staying in the neighbouring cottage. Great location even if you have a disabled person like I did, stairs were fine for her considering she finds new stairs hard to go up and down, she took to those easy. Close to Porthmadog which is dog friendly, loved taking my dog there and close to Herlech Beach too for a good run for the dog. 100% recommend, I'd give all the stars and hoping I'll be back one day to continue my exploration of Wales. Thank you guys for giving us a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Jul 2022

  • "Garden Cottage is a superbly appointed property, set in the beautifully kept grounds of the owners."

    Being some way off the main road up a private road, it is very quiet, apart from the sounds of nature. We will definitely looked to book again next year. Thank you for your hospitality.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in amazing setting."

    Cottage was spotless on arrival. Gardens were outstanding. Very friendly and accommodating owners. Felt very welcome. Beautiful lake. Great to be able to use the canoes and rowing boat. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Barney5.0Jun 2022

  • "Look no further…."

    we have stayed in many cottages in the area but we won’t look again…. This will be our go to cottage. A wonderful week, on arrival met by helpful and friendly owner with home made bara brith and wine. Cottage was beautiful very clean with everything needed for a comfortable stay. Secure outside space to let dogs go in and out, with beautiful surroundings to sit in including a lake which we used for paddle boarding and also used the canoes and rowing boat free to use. Will definitely be going back again later this year and again next year

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0May 2022

  • "This property was even better than we expected; very homely yet smart, extremely comfortable and well maintained."

    We were made very welcome by Karen, Ross and family (both two and four legged!) who are happy to share their home and obvious love of this beautiful part of Wales. So much to do, within easy reach, for our adventurous daughter and teenage granddaughter - plus rowing and canoeing on the lake on the property was just the icing on the cake! Dolly, our Welsh rescue dog, loved it here too We would love to return to Garden Cottage one day.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay, very welcoming, and nice location for accessing beaches."

    Only gripe would be the 9am check out time being a bit brutal. Considering the check in time is 5 pm. Maybe this could be relaxed.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage on a little farm with some very friendly sheep!"

    We loved every minute of our stay. Loved the open plan lounge dining room kitchen; worked so well for us and our pup! Lovely little enclosed garden too, and ample parking which is always handy. Bed was extremely comfy! We would love to come and stay again.

    Reviewed by Evie5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is the ninth time I have stayed at one of the cottages."

    Made so welcome by the family.Beautiful gardens and cottages so attractive.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Mar 2022

  • "A beautifully decorated cottage in an excellent location."

    Can thoroughly recommend it to anyone looking for a clean, quiet cottage set in stunning grounds with access to Lyn peninsular, Caernarfon and Snowdonia. The bara brith left to welcome us was delicious. Bring essentials (milk, bread etc) or shop in Porthmadog. The Goat just up the road was excellent for eating out (open every day except Mondays and Tuesdays0 Thank you for helping to make it a lovely break for us….. not forgetting Cymro our golden cocker, who had a lovely time too.

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely and in a fantastic location."

    It was very clean and modern with excellent facilities. If I had a tiny gripe it was the comfort of one of the sofas (brown leather) almost impossible to sit on but ok for the kids. However I would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Matt4.7Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Garden Cottage which is in a peaceful situation and well positioned to explore the Llyn peninsula."

    The cottage is well equipped, cosy and comfortable. There is a good pub with excellent food nearby The Goat. We enjoyed exploring the wonderful valley of Cwm Pennant, wild, remote and beautiful. We were blessed with wonderful weather. Well the whole thing was a good experience!

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely peaceful cottage in stunning location, delicious cake and a bottle of wine to welcome us, Definitely be back"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a great stay; the cottage was really lovely - warm and welcoming, clean and very well equipped."

    I would definitely come back and will not hesitate to recommend it to others. Thank you

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in a stunning location."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Nadine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage."

    Had everything you needed. Kitchen was immaculate and has everything to offer. All of the cottage was decorated to high standard with lovely pictures, chairs blankets etc. It was great that the kids had their own bathroom. Garden was secure to let dogs out in the dark off the lead. Owners were so lovely, welcoming and helpful- (Karen). We will be going back to this beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Katie5.0Oct 2021

  • "I have visited the cottages over the last 7 years."

    The owners are so welcoming and everything is perfect.A beautiful place to stay

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2021

  • "What a find, this cottage is probably the best we have visited."

    Everything was just great.We could not find anything to fault. The owners were very attentive and friendly and made us feel at home. We will certainly return in 2022.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2021

  • "A lovely rural location, very secure, very peaceful , lovely gardens and fields to walk dog (on a lead as sheep in fields) beautiful small lake with chairs in strategic locations to view sunset and surrounding mountains and countryside."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a superb location perfect getaway in North Wales."

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and extremely well presented."

    In fact it exceeded my expectations. Very often holiday lets are filled with cast off equipment from owners homes Everything here appeared new and fresh and the grounds and gardens surrounding the cottages were beautiful. The owners were friendly and extremely helpful. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great location, beautiful cottage with an amazing small lake to walk or sit by pretty much in the back garden."

    Exceptionally clean and well appointed I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking available
  • Enclosed courtyard with barbecue and outdoor seating area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.3 miles, pub 2.3 miles

The property

Tremadog 4.3 miles.

Perfectly positioned on the banks of Afon Dwyfor, you will find the idyllic dwelling of Garden Cottage.

Beautifully appointed throughout, this charismatic cottage offers a wonderful setting from which a family or group of four can enjoy a relaxing getaway to Wales, with their favourite four-legged friends.

As you enter into this humble abode, discover a warm and welcoming open-plan living space where you can delight in an entertaining evening indoors as you play board games with friends, or kick-back and relax on the sofas as you lose yourself in a captivating movie on the flat-screen TV.

Cross on over to the charming country-style kitchen and impress your loved ones as you take to the handy electric oven and stove, to prepare a delicious home-cooked meal.

Serve up at the gorgeous oak dining table, cracking open a bottle of bubbly as you raise a glass to quality time spent with your nearest and dearest.

Climb the staircase to the first floor where you will be greeted by two homely bedrooms flooded with light, from the beautiful Velux windows that line the sloping ceilings.

The bedrooms are comprised of a spacious double boasting its very own en-suite bathroom, as well as a pleasant twin bedroom that is also served by a bathroom.

When the sun is shining and the weather is warm, be sure to fling open the patio doors and delight in a warm cup of coffee out in the courtyard to kick-start your morning, or indulge in a delicious dinner alfresco with the help of the barbecue.

Make the most of your time in Wales with a day spent in the neighbouring town of Porthmadog, home to the Maritime Museum and Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways, where you can admire breath-taking scenery as you set about on a ride through the mountains.

Continue along to the iconic village of Portmeirion to see the spectacular architecture of the colourful Italian-style buildings and the beautiful sub-tropical gardens Explore the magnificent mountains of Snowdonia National Park as you embark on an unforgettable hike to Gelert's Grave and Cwmorthin Waterfall, or scale the heights of Moel Y Dyniewyd and the imposing Mount Snowdon.

Sink your toes into the soft sands of Morfa Bychan or visit the hilltop fortress of Criccieth Castle.

Head underground to the Llanfair Slate Caverns and explore the ancient burial chamber of Dyffryn Ardudwy.

Upon return to your cottage, why not grab a quick pint and a bite to eat down at the local pub, or stop off at the local supermarket for some tasty ingredients ahead of an entertaining evening indoors with your loved ones.

With so much adventure right on your doorstep, Garden Cottage is the perfect choice for any holiday to Wales.

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

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About the location


Porthmadog 1 mile; Harlech 10 miles.

Situated on the outskirts of Porthmadog, is the small village of Tremadog. Within this village, you will find a selection of pubs, a restaurant, a fish and chip shop, a SPAR and a wealth of local business. Within one mile, you will find the larger, coastal town of Porthmadog which plays host to a larger selection of amenities to suit all. Moreover, as the village rests on the edge of the wonderful Snowdonia National Park, visitors can use Tremadog as a base to explore miles of countryside, complete with Wales’ tallest mountain, woodlands, beaches and areas steeped with charming history. Further afield, is the seaside resort of Harlech, where you can walk along the beach, explore the imposing medieval castle or settle within a café and gaze out across the sea. Nearby villages include the Italian-style village of Portmeirion and the town of Criccieth, each well worth a visit. Tremadog is a quaint village, ideal for exploring North Wales.

Note: This Property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150
Note: First dog free, second dog charged at £20
Note: Polite request if using tanning products please bring own towels

This property offers the following short breaks:

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