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Gwynedd

Gwynedd in North West Wales has an untouched mountainous and coastal landscape, which includes the magnificent Snowdonia National Park and a coastline of sandy beaches that face out over the Irish Sea. An area of great natural beauty and the perfect antidote to our busy, hectic lives!

The region is sparsely populated and has a rich and colourful history that dates back to 5th century Britain; a magical kingdom to explore, filled with history, heritage, eye-watering views and fantastic attractions. Here you’ll find towering mountains and fast flowing rivers, ancient forests and tranquil valleys, fascinating castles and quiet beaches.

There’s plenty to see and do; a great way to get a feel for the area is to travel on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways which takes you 13 miles from Porthmadog to the slate-quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog and a 25 mile journey from Caernarfon through the foothills of Snowdon, respectively.

While you may see many of Gwynedd’s attractions en-route many of them are worth stopping for. The castle at Caernarfon is just one such attraction. Looming magnificently over the town the 700-year-old castle is in fantastic condition and offers a truly atmospheric visitor experience. Make sure you check out the views too! The Welsh Slate Mine paints a fascinating picture of Gwynedd’s industrial history. This may sound a bit dry but it’s actually a fun and interesting way to learn about the beautiful landscape that surrounds you and well worth a few hours of your time.

Garden lovers should head for some high-altitude garden delights at Wales’ highest garden, the Caerau Uchaf open gardens with a pet’s corner and adventure playground for the children. Also of interest is the seaside garden, Sunningdale, at Amlwch; a wild area with beaches, caves, cliffs and wildflowers.

And of course no trip to Gwynedd would be complete without a ramble in the Snowdonia National Park so get on your walking boots and you’ll be rewarded with some of the most stunning scenery in Britain.

If you’re ready to begin your adventure take a look at our our selection of holiday cottages in Gwynedd.
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  • On Mount Snowdon, near Beddgelert, Gwynedd
    On Mount Snowdon, near Beddgelert, Gwynedd×

    Y Gorlan

    On Mount Snowdon, near Beddgelert, Gwynedd

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    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Rural Location
    Travel on the Welsh Highland Steam Railway line, close to the cottage, and visit Caernarfon, Beddgelert and Porthmadog. Travel on the Welsh Highland Steam Railway line, close to the cottage, and visit Caernarfon, Beddgelert and Porthmadog.
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    This cottage, part of a converted hay barn, has its own hot tub and lies on the owners’ working farm. Many walking routes are within easy reach, as well as a path up to Mount Snowdon and Beddgelert Forest on the doorstep. The summit of the Welsh Highland Steam Railway line is just by the entrance to the farm at Rhyd Ddu, where you can hop on and visit the county town of Caernarfon, with its castle, leisure centre and golf club; Beddgelert with riverside walks and a selection...

  • Barmouth, Gwynedd
    Barmouth, Gwynedd×
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    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile
    Close to the harbour, cottage for two, with beams and stunning views, Snowdonia National Park is easily reached. Close to the harbour, cottage for two, with beams and stunning views, Snowdonia National Park is easily reached.
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    Two beautiful, well-presented holiday properties, ideally located near the harbour with private parking, and within walking distance of the shops, pubs and restaurants. Each property, one of a row, has its own sitting-out area on the second floor. The seaside resort of Barmouth in north west Wales lies on the wide estuary of the River Mawddach in Cardigan Bay. The town has a typical Welsh charm with stone and slate-built houses, often 3 and 4 storeys high are set against the Welsh...

    Craig Fach Cottages - Craig Fach 2
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  • Y Ffôr, near Pwllheli, Gwynedd
    Y Ffôr, near Pwllheli, Gwynedd×

    Hunter’s Cottage

    Y Ffôr, near Pwllheli, Gwynedd

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    This lovely cottage is situated in the rural village of Y Ffôr, on the Lleyn Peninsula. Visit Snowdonia and Pwllheli as you explore all that North Wales has to offer.
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    Over looking the small fishing lake, in a tranquil, rural setting, amidst the glorious scenery of the Lleyn Peninsula, the property is located within easy reach of sandy beaches and Pwllheli’s lively attractions. This charming detached cottage provides the perfect home from home. Situated within the grounds of the owner’s small, friendly touring caravan park, the property is ideally located for exploring the Lleyn Peninsula and the nearby fantastic Snowdonia National...
  • Bryn Odol, Tudweiliog, Gwynedd
    Bryn Odol, Tudweiliog, Gwynedd×

    Bryn Odol - The Loft

    Bryn Odol, Tudweiliog, Gwynedd

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Detached Property - Rural Location
    Charming first floor apartment for couples, with beams and private balcony, Criccieth Castle and Pwllheli are easily reached. Charming first floor apartment for couples, with beams and private balcony, Criccieth Castle and Pwllheli are easily reached.
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    Ideal touring base

    Set on a working farm are these three individual holiday properties, each with its own character. Situated on the tip of the Lleyn Peninsula which is host to many sandy beaches at Tywyn and Penelec and coves such as Whistling sands, or step back in time and visit the sleepy village of Aberdaron where time seems to stand still. The properties are in an ideal position to explore the area which has many attractions, including Carreg Coetan Arthur, Bronze Age remains...

    Bryn Odol - The East Wing
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    Bryn Odol - The Old Kitchen
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  • Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd, Gwynedd
    Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd, Gwynedd×

    Llofft Allan

    Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd, Gwynedd

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    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    First Floor apartment for couples situated between Harlech and Barmouth
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    This cosy, 5* Visit Wales Award, first floor, apartment has been created from traditional stone farm buildings. Retaining both the charm and character from its humble origins and awaiting to delight you for a romantic getaway. Nestled within the grounds of the organic working farm, Ystumgwern Hall, along with four other similar cottages, you will enjoy views of the surrounding hills and countryside, with sea views in the distance. Situated between Harlech and Barmouth you are a short walk to...
  • Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd
    Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd×

    Caerffynon Bach

    Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    An attractive stone built barn conversion overlooking rolling countryside. Peaceful location and only a short drive from the beach. An attractive stone built barn conversion overlooking rolling countryside. Peaceful location and only a short drive from the beach.
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    A fabulous example of a detached stone barn converted to very good standards in a wonderful location overlooking the rolling countryside that belongs to West Wales. This property has been thoughtfully planned to accommodate couples wishing for a peaceful getaway near to a beach 2½ miles. Visitors to the cottage are well placed for enjoying the best of the west with walking, cycling, fishing and golf all found locally. Portmeirion Italianate village, Harlech Castle and harbour town...

  • Near Dolgellau, Gwynedd
    Near Dolgellau, Gwynedd×

    Yr Efail

    Near Dolgellau, Gwynedd

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    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A spectacular conversion of an old blacksmith’s offering a stunning romantic getaway in the Dyfi Valley of Southern Snowdonia.
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    Set in the stunning countryside of the beautiful Dyfi Valley, this charming and romantic, detached holiday cottage boasts a wealth of oak beams and delightful character. Once the old blacksmith’s and restored to a very high standard, it is ideally located to explore Snowdonia’s many attractions. Nearby, Bwlch y Groes – the highest pass in Wales – leads to the spectacular lakes at Bala and Vyrnwy (RSPB reserve). Dolgellau and Machynlleth are 10 miles, Aberdovey...
  • Llanaber, near Barmouth, Gwynedd
    Llanaber, near Barmouth, Gwynedd×

    Ceilwart - Cedar Rest

    Llanaber, near Barmouth, Gwynedd

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A romantic hideaway with spectacular views over Cardigan Bay, perfect for that peaceful break. A romantic hideaway with spectacular views over Cardigan Bay, perfect for that peaceful break.
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    Commanding spectacular views over Cardigan Bay, these three holiday properties enjoy an elevated position nestled beside a mountain stream, accessed by a steep shared drive. Woodland Roost (ref WN72) is a detached hideaway located within a woodland garden and Cedar Rest (ref WN82) and Coastal Retreat (ref 28519) are delightful wings of the owners’ 16th-century hillside farmhouse. They all overlook the owners’ field, and are only a mile away from the town of Barmouth, with...

  • Penmaenpool, near Dolgellau, Gwynedd
    Penmaenpool, near Dolgellau, Gwynedd×

    Toll Bridge House

    Penmaenpool, near Dolgellau, Gwynedd

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    What a location! This unique property guards the bridge over the tidal estuary and lies just 2 miles from Dolgellau.
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    Perched on the much photographed, Grade II listed, wooden toll bridge, this amazing Toll Bridge House was built in 1921 as a home for the resident tollkeeper. The bridge was built in 1879 across the tidal Mawddach Estuary at Penmaenpool, and this unique holiday home offers a remarkably spacious interior. The toll bridge is still in use today, linking the coastal towns of Tywyn and Barmouth in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. There is a lovely little balcony on the opposite side of...
  • Abererch near Pwllheli, Gwynedd
    Abererch near Pwllheli, Gwynedd×

    Bryn Meurig

    Abererch near Pwllheli, Gwynedd

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Coast within 1 mile
    A lovely property, situated to make the most of the beautiful beaches, castles and mountains, perfect for a romantic break.
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    Wonderfully positioned to appreciate the regions beautiful beaches, castles and mountains, this comfortable little stone end-terraced cottage has been renovated with the living accommodation on the first floor to make the most of the countryside views, and glimpses of the sea from the delightful Juliette balcony that leads from the kitchen area. Close by lies a sandy beach and Pwllheli, where visitors will find not only an excellent weekly market, shops, inns and restaurants, but also a...
  • Carneddi, near Bethesda, Gwynedd
    Carneddi, near Bethesda, Gwynedd×

    Ty Ganol

    Carneddi, near Bethesda, Gwynedd

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    Ref: 30319
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Ideal for couples, this property lies in a quiet location with plenty of sightseeing to be enjoyed. Ideal for couples, this property lies in a quiet location with plenty of sightseeing to be enjoyed.
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    Ideally located for year round holidays, this mid terrace former quarryman’s cottage is situated in Bethesda, on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, with wonderful views of the Glyderau range. It is a short walk from a good selection of shops, pubs, and cafés, and is a superb spot for outdoor pursuit enthusiasts, being close to the Ogwen Valley, within easy walking distance of the Carneddau range, and a stone’s throw from North Wales’ most exciting...

  • Porthmadog, Gwynedd
    Porthmadog, Gwynedd×

    Glaslyn View

    Porthmadog, Gwynedd

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    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Coast within 1 mile - Sea View
    Harbourside apartment on the edge of Porthmadog with panoramic views over the Glaslyn Estuary from the balcony. Harbourside apartment on the edge of Porthmadog with panoramic views over the Glaslyn Estuary from the balcony.
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    Cosy and comfortable, this second floor harbourside holiday apartment is set on the edge of Porthmadog. Commanding panoramic views over the bird-inhabited Glaslyn Estuary from the balcony, it is perfectly placed for those who love sea, sand, boats, mountains and steam trains. It is a short walk from the town’s inns, restaurants and craft shops, and the world-famous Ffestiniog and Welsh Highlands Railways are nearby. Portmeirion, the Italianate village and the setting for TV’s...

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