About this listing
Carefully modernised, end of terrace, stone cottage in Friog, Snowdonia National Park, Mid Wales - ideally located for hill walkers and beach lovers. 3 minutes walk to safe sandy Fairbourne beach. Pet and family friendly accommodation. 10 minutes walk to Fairbourne train station. Short drive to Dolgellau, Towyn, Barmouth.
Cosy interior kitchen / lounge equipped with wood burner. Front door opens into comfortable reception room with TV. Storage heaters provide additional heating and bedrooms have additional oil heaters. Modern shower and bathroom upstairs. Master bedroom includes 6ft bed. 2nd bedroom includes double bed, plus bunk bed. Terraced back garden.
Whole house rental. Not suitable for wheelchairs. There is a very narrow staircase up to the bedrooms and bathroom. Parking is beside row of cottages (10 seconds walk from front door).
Interaction with guests
No host interaction with guests. Completely private rental. Cottage will be thoroughly cleaned and beds made up prior to guest stay.
Friog is a small village near the town of Fairbourne.
There is a beautiful wide bay and sandy swimming beach 3 minutes walk down a quiet lane, child and pet friendly.
Great walks to the peninsular along the beach. Many walks in the surrounding hills, including the famous Cader Idris mountain. The beautiful Blue Lake is approximately 20 minutes walk from the cottage.
The Fairbourne Light Railway runs to the point where you can take the ferry to Barmouth, the traditional seaside town, with a large amusement centre for children and restaurants.
The cottage is set in the picturesque Snowdonia National Park. Many small towns are within easy reach, e.g. Towyn, Machynlleth, Aberdovey to the south and Barmouth, Harlech and Portmeirion to the north. There are copper mines, slate mines and the Blaenau Festiniog railway to visit as well. For a spectacular day out, visit Snowdon itself (41 miles), using the railway to climb to the top, or hike up Cader Idris (19 miles).
Our favourite eateries are Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel, Y Meirionnydd and Tafarn y Gader Tapas Bar, all in Dolgellau and Bwyty Mawddach Restaurant in Llanelltyd. These are all a 15 minute drive away. Dolgellau also has a great coffee shop and internet cafe which we frequent regularly while visiting, T. H. Roberts. There is a good Indian restaurant in Fairbourne, Indiana Cuisine, a 10 min walk. Nearest good pubs we recommend are George III, on the road to Dolgellau, approx 10 mins drive; Gwin Dylanwad Wine in Dolgellau; The Garthangharad Hotel is in the next village on from Friog, Llwyngwril, 10 mins drive from the cottage. Further away near Machynlleth we love Ynyshir Hall.
Fairbourne with shops, railway station and restaurants is a ten minute walk from the cottage. Dolgellau is about 11 miles away and has all the supermarkets, shops, banks and restaurants you will need. Towyn and Barmouth are a 15 minute drive.
Other things to note
- Linen and bathroom towels provided (please bring your own beach towels). - Pet friendly accommodation for well behaved pets (restrict pets to downstairs only).
Terms and Conditions of booking Mawddach Cottage:
Reservations are made on agreement with the owner. Please behave respectfully and leave our lovely cottage in the same condition as you found it. Damage to property or breakages must be paid for - please let us know if you break something during your stay. No smoking at this property. Put all rubbish and recycling into the correct bins provided. Strictly no more than 6 guests. No parties. Move furniture back where you found it. Well behaved pets are welcome to stay with advance notice (please restrict pets to downstairs only). One set of bed linen & towels is provided per guest, per rental period. Towels provided are for bathroom use only. Please bring your own beach towels. Heating is by storage heaters paid for by the owners. We will set up the wood burner with enough fuel for your first fire. Thereafter fuel for the wood burner (wood/coal) is your responsibility. Guests please take care to supervise your dependents, children and pets at all times when external doors are opened and when using the garden. Arrival time is from 2pm on date of arrival, departure time is 10am on date of departure. Your guest booking implies acceptance of these Terms & Conditions.
UK family currently based in Melbourne, Australia. Our Welsh Cottage has been in the family for 2 generations and has been lovingly restored since 2011. We don't visit as often as we'd like but it is used regularly by family and friends. We'd love to hear from guests who have enjoyed using the cottage for their own family holidays.