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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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  • Frondeg

    Mallwyd, nr. Machynlleth

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: 26567

    Frondeg (Pretty Hill) is a 17th-century former blacksmith’s cottage in the centre of the hamlet of Mallwyd. Mallwyd is situated in the Snowdonia National Park between Dolgellau (9 miles) and Machynlleth (10 miles). The holiday cottage has been refurbished but has kept its original features such as its beams and stone fireplace with woodburner. To the front of the cottage is a well established garden with a raised decking area for summer dining. Many varied country walks start from the door and there is fishing in the Dovey river just down the lane from the Brigands Inn, an award-winning pub and restaurant. Ideal for golf. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with slate floor/kitchen with beams. Dining room. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double leading to 1 bunk. Shower room with toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Economy 7 central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Freeview TV. DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washing machine and tumble dryer (in outhouse). Large enclosed garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. No smoking.

  • Capel Fawnog Bach

    Talsarnau near Harlech

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC612087
    This cottage for four, one of a pair, has many original features including beamed ceilings and a narrow staircase. Situated near the village of Talsarnau, it lies in the hills between Harlech and Porthmadog. With walks from the door into the hills and surrounding mountains, it is only a short drive across the estuary to the Italianate village of Portmeirion, designed by Sir Clough Williams Ellis and used for the series ‘Prisoner’. Nearby in the former slate quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, is Bounce Below, where you can bounce on trampoline nets in an underground slate cavern, and Zipworld Titan, the largest zip wire zone in the world, a real mecca for adrenaline enthusiasts. The famous Ffestiniog Railway also runs from Blaenau on a scenic journey down to the coast at Porthmadog. The Cambrian coastline includes Harlech with its castle and sandy beach and Barmouth, a harbour town with a mountainous backdrop, whilst in the other direction the Lleyn Peninsula features the seaside towns of Criccieth and Abersoch.

    This property can be booked together with Capel Fawnog Mawr (CC612085) to accommodate up to 10 guests.

    Ground Floor: The property has electric central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/dining room: Beamed with wood burner, 28" Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Kitchen: Beamed with electric cooker, microwave, fridge and washing machine.
    Narrow staircase to...

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath and WC.

    All electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Shared freezer.

    Private sitting-out area with furniture. Large, shared garden. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking. NB: Public footpath passes through the garden.

  • Ty Hen

    Blaenau Ffestiniog

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 30941

    Only a ten minute walk from Zip World Titan, Bounce Below and Zip World Caverns, this historic, semi-detached holiday property has plenty of original features from the days when it would have been the home of a slate quarry worker. With low doorways and sloping ceilings, this quirky cottage makes a great base from which to explore the local area. Just up the road are the Llechwedd Slate Caverns, home to the longest zipwire course in the world, the Stiniog Downhill Mountain Bike Trail and Bounce Below, where you can jump on trampoline nets underground. Blaenau Ffestiniog is the terminus of the famous Ffestiniog Railway which winds its way through spectacular scenery to the coastal town of Porthmadog. Hop off the train at Minffordd station and visit the Italianate village of Portmeirion. Nearby is the lovely beach at Black Road Sands, whilst the peaceful Llyn Peninsula or the pretty villages of Dolwyddelan and Betws-y-Coed are just waiting to be explored. Fancy learning to surf? Then visit Surf Snowdonia, a surfing and water park at Dolgarrog. Fishing (licence required, at cost), horse riding and golf nearby. The swimming pool is 1/2 mile from each the property and is actually in Blaenau, along with a sports hall and fitness and weights centre (at cost). Shop, pub and restaurants ½ mile.

    Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with sloping ceiling, step down to 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet, low doorway and sloping ceiling.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 29" Freesat TV/DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

  • Preswylfa

    Llan Ffestiniog

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: HW7499

    Enjoying glorious views across the lovely Vale of Ffestiniog, this delightful, mid row stone holiday cottage brims with character and charm. Fine original features, period furniture and modern comforts create a lovely holiday base from which to explore the Snowdonia National Park. Trips on the Ffestiniog narrow gauge railway to the coast at Porthmadog, and underground slate cavern tours are nearby. Wine and flowers on arrival. Shop and pub 500 yards.

    Ground floor: Living room with beams. Dining room. 3 steps to kitchen. Wet room with toilet. Steep, narrow stairs to first floor: 2 double bedrooms.

    Open fire in living room (initial fuel included). NSH, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Satellite TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washing machine. Dishwasher. Freezer. Garden with patio and furniture. Barbecue. On road parking. No smoking. No children under 4 years, except babes in arms. NB: Steep tiers in garden.

  • Rhiwal

    Dyffryn Ardudwy, Gwynedd

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: CC611015
    This cosy and welcoming 5* Visit Wales awarded upside-down cottage 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 the Cambrian coast and rugged mountains of Snowdonia. So whether you prefer the beach, or walking in the mountains of Snowdonia, the choice is yours. Snowdonia is a contrast of rugged mountains and wooded valleys, rushing streams and peaceful lakes, glorious beaches and boat-dotted harbours. 
    Rhiwal can be booked independently or together with Sgubor, Beudy Bach, Llofft Allan, Gwytheryn and North Lodge to accommodate the gathering of family and friends.

    Ground Floor: The property has gas central heating and comprises:
    Bedroom 1:  with double bed

    Bedroom 2:  with two single beds

    Bathroom:  with shower over bath, WC and wash basin

    First Floor: Open plan living / dining / kitchen

    Lounge / dining area:  with electric fire, Freeview TV/DVD, Radio/CD, I Doc, WI FI and dining furniture

    Kitchen: with gas cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer

    All fuel and power included.  Bed linen and towels provided.  Cot and highchair available. WI FI. Shared laundry room with washing machine and drying facilities available. 

    Shared games room with table tennis, pool table and table football. Small shared garden with tables and benches.  One dog welcome at an extra cost of £5 per night (maximum £25 per week) payable directly to the owner on arrival. Shared large paddock to play ball games and children’s play area.  Ample parking for 2 cars.

  • Baudy Ddeugoed

    Llanrug near Caernarfon

    Grade
    4
    2
    3
    1
    Ref: CC612082
    In a tranquil, rural setting with beautiful views over Anglesey, Caernarfon Bay and the surrounding countryside, this charming converted barn adjoins the owner’s home and offers spacious and tastefully furnished accommodation, whilst retaining original features. It is conveniently located for walking and touring with the dramatic splendour of Snowdon, four miles away, and the lovely countryside and golden sandy beaches of Anglesey, eight miles. Caernarfon with its magnificent castle, fine selection of pubs, shops and restaurants and the Welsh Highland Steam Railway for scenic drives deep into the Snowdonia mountains, is just three miles. Riding, a variety of water sports and exhilarating zip wire experiences are all within easy reach. There is a shop and pub one and a half miles away.

    Ground Floor: The property has five steps to the entrance, is then all on the ground floor, has oil central heating and comprises:
    Open plan living space: Beamed with wooden floors.
    Lounge area: With wood burner in inglenook fireplace, Freeview TV, DVD player and French doors.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: Large with electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer.
    Bedroom 1: With king size bed, TV and DVD player.
    Bedroom 2: With king size bed, TV and DVD player.
    Shower room: With shower, WC and heated towel rail.

    All oil, electric, bed linen and towels included. Initial fuel for wood burner provided. Travel cot. Highchair. Wi-Fi. Welcome pack.

    Enclosed garden with sitting-out area and furniture. Parking (2 cars). Cycle store. No smoking.

  • Henfaes House - Meudwy

    Aberdaron, nr. Pwilheli

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: NT008033

    National Trust Holiday Properties

    Perfectly located just a leisurely stroll from a lovely sandy beach, restaurants and shops, these two holiday apartments make an ideal base from which to explore the beautiful Llyn Peninsula. Both apartments are situated within Henfaes House, a former hotel which has been cleverly converted into four stylish apartments. Enlli ref NT008025 is set over two floors with a small roof terrace, the perfect place for breakfast on a summer’s morning or a relaxing drink at the end of a busy day. Meudwy ref NT008033 is located on the lower ground floor which features hints of retro design and open plan living. Both apartments are perfect for couples or a small family looking for a traditional seaside or an active holiday.
    Located at the heart of the pretty fishing village of Aberdaron, right at the western tip of the peninsula, Henfaes House is the ideal base from which to explore the excellent beaches, fishing or birdwatching. There are also many superb walking opportunities with the Wales Coastal Path on the doorstep. Within easy reach are the mountains of Snowdonia and a myriad of exhilarating outdoor pursuits.
    Adjacent to the apartments is the National Trust’s interpretation centre, Porth y Swnt, a great place to learn about the area’s rich history, culture and environment, and to get ideas for things to do on the peninsula during your stay. Shop, pub and restaurant 50 yards.

    Six steps down to lower ground floor. Cosy open-plan living/dining room with kitchen area. Double bedroom. Twin bedroom. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet.

    • Electricity, gas central heating, bed linen and towels included
    • Freeview TV (variable reception)
    • DVD
    • Microwave
    • Washing machine
    • Tumble dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Shared enclosed garden with bench
    • Parking (for 1 car) in National Trust car park
    • Welcome pack
    • No smoking

  • Tremafon

    Nr. Barmouth

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: HW7032

    In an enviable setting, surrounded by the Snowdonia National Park and overlooking a mountain river, this lovely secluded barn conversion offers a warm welcome from the neighbouring owners. Together with its own enclosed garden, it is set within 5-acres of beautiful landscaped gardens bisected by the River Dwynant. A sandy beach, shops, inns and restaurants can be found nearby at Barmouth. Harlech Castle and the championship golf course are 12 miles. Riding and fishing nearby. Shops, pubs and restaurants 3 miles.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining area/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Woodburner in living room (initial fuel included). Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot. High chair. Satellite TV (basic package). Video. DVD. CD. Microwave. Shared laundry facilities by arrangement. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Enclosed garden and furniture. 5-acre landscaped gardens. Barbecue. Parking. Natural water supply. Welcome pack. No smoking. NB: 5 steps to garden. Unfenced river frontage in 5-acre gardens.

  • Rhiwgoch Bach

    Harlech

    Grade
    4
    2
    2
    1
    Ref: HW7450

    Commanding spectacular countryside, mountain and coastal views, this former farmhouse and its adjoining cottage are ideally situated for making the most of the area’s abundance of attractions and leisure facilities. They sit on a quiet rural lane above historic Harlech with its magnificent castle, championship golf course, theatre, good shops and restaurants, and sandy beach. Superb walking and cycling in Snowdonia National Park, slate caverns to explore and scenic narrow gauge railway trips are all within easy reach, and the Italianate village of Portmeirion lies just 8 miles away. Porthmadog and the traditional seaside resort of Barmouth are within easy reach. For an alternative day out, take a ride on the miniature steam train that chugs its way alongside Lake Bala.

    Ground floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet. First floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double, 1 twin (zip and link, can be double).

    Electric woodburner in living room included.

    Both properties: Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot. High chair. Freeview TV. DVD. Stereo/CD. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Garden with patio and furniture. Gas barbecue. Parking. No smoking.

  • No. 4

    Dolgellau

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: 11971

    Snowdonia National Park, AONB

    These well-equipped properties are in a quiet position near to the centre of Dolgellau, within walking distance of restaurants, shops and pubs. Visitors have access to the Mawddach Trail, Cader Iris Mountain Range and Cymer Abbey. Local attractions are plentiful, a few minutes’ drive west takes you to the Cambrian Coast to miles of safe sandy beaches, along with attractions including Castell Y Bere, Talyllyn Railway, King Arthurs’ Labyrinth, CAT, Corris Mine exploring and craft centre. Just a short drive east leads you Bala Lake. The area also caters for those who enjoy sailing, white water rafting, high ropes, paintballing, mountain adventure with courses for 4x4s and quad bikes. Golf and horse riding can also be found locally. Tan Yr Allt Gallery, a 9-mile return railway journey following the side of the lake, glassblobbery, Caerau Uchaf Gardens – highest gardens open to the public in North Wales, and a little further, Llangollen. North are Llechwedd Slate Caverns in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Swallow Falls in Betws Y Coed and then on to Snowdon with its railway, Sygun copper mines, and numerous historic castles including Harlech, Caernarfon and Conwy. South takes you over the Berwyn Mountains to the Tanat Valley where one of the eight wonders of Wales, Llanrhaeadr waterfall, can be found. Owner on site. Shop and pub ½ mile.

    All on ground floor: Living/dining room/kitchen. 2 bedrooms: Step up to 1 double, 1 twin. Shower room with toilet.

    Both properties: First £5 electric panel heaters and electricity included, remainder by £1 meter. Bed linen included. Satellite TV. Stereo. Electric cooker. Microwave. Large shared garden with patio and chairs. Barbecue area. Parking (2 cars). Welcome pack. No smoking.

  • Afon Row Cottage

    Tanygrisiau, near Blaenau Ffestiniog

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W41438

    Excellent touring base

    A cosy terraced holiday cottage in the village of Tanygrisiau just a short distance from Blaenau Ffestiniog in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. The property has perfect views of the Ffestiniog Railway and the steam train as it makes its way through the valley. This character cottage provides an excellent base from which to explore Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Dolwyddelan Castle, Betws-y-Coed, Porthmadog and Portmeirion. Visit Antur Stiniog mountain bike trails which cater for beginners and experts, the fantastic Bounce Below underground trampolines or fly over a slate quarry at Zip World. Whichever direction you travel from this point offers some of the most dramatic scenery in Wales, and you’ll always find plenty to do or see. Bala canoeing centre is 15 miles away. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Living/dining room: With wood burner, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and beams.
    Kitchen: With gas hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tiled floor.
    Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With double bed.
    Bedroom 2: With bunk beds.

    Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included, remainder available locally. Enclosed courtyard with garden furniture. On road parking.

  • Gwynfryn Farm Holidays - Crafnant

    Pwllheli

    Grade
    4
    2
    4
    2
    Ref: 31275

    This cluster of stylish and comfortable holiday properties (refs 31270, 31271, 31272, 31273, 31274, 31275, 31276, 31277, 31278, 31279 and 31280) are situated in a beautiful, rural location on a family-run, organic dairy farm. The properties have been sympathetically converted from the original farm buildings that date back to 1821. All take their names from the lakes around Snowdonia and enjoy far reaching views across Snowdonia and the rival mountains. Guests to Gwynfryn Farm have access to a superb, indoor swimming pool complex with a sauna and Jacuzzi. As well as the swimming pool, there is a fitness room, LTA tennis court, a football pitch and an inside play area for the under 5s. A large games room houses a pool table, table tennis, air hockey, table fooball and a 58" TV. The friendly owner also provides a barbecue party to all guests, free of charge, between the summer months of May to early September. These are usually held on either a Monday or Tuesday evening (weather dependant). With so much to keep you occupied on the farm, it may be difficult to tear yourself away, but this area of Wales has some wonderful activities right on your doorstep.
    Pwllheli is only 11/2 miles away and is the main town of the Lleyn Peninsula. It has a popular market on Wednesdays and Sundays in the main square. The town is full of character with its narrow streets, which have many independent shops, boutiques, traditional pubs, cafes and restaurants, as well as award-winning fish and chips, traditional Welsh ice cream and seaside rock. The 50 miles of Heritage coastline has been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Pwllheli’s beaches are mainly south facing; Glan y Mor Beach is sandy and sheltered near the marina, and South Beach is mainly shingle and pebble, and stretches the length of the attractive promenade, with a play area and skate park nearby. Spend the day walking the many miles of coastal walks, watch seals basking on the rocks, visit Pwllheli’s marina, play golf at one of the many courses close by, spend the day walking in Snowdonia National Park or visit the Iron Age hill fort.
    Porthmadog is just 13 miles from Pwllheli and Caernarfon is 21 miles away. With its charming houses and breathtaking views, Portmeirion is about a 30-minute drive from Gwynfryn Farm. Anglesey Sea Zoo is nearby, as are the Llandudno Copper Mines, both great days out for all ages. Having spent a busy day exploring all that this charming part of Wales has to offer, return home to Gwynfryn Farm, knowing that comfort and peace and quiet await you. Beach 11/2 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 11/2 miles.

    Ground floor: 1 double (5ft) bedroom with en-suite shower room and toilet. First floor: Living room with patio doors and wooden floor. Dining room/kitchen with tiled floor. 1 twin bedroom. Bathroom with shower over bath and toilet.

    Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Travel cot and high chair on request. 32" Freeview TV. DVD. CD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Dishwasher. Fridge/freezer. Wi-fi. Shared lawned garden with patio, sitting-out area and furniture. Balcony. Parking (1 car). Shared, indoor heated swimming pool (9 x 5m, depth 1.3m) with shower and changing facilities, open 7am to 10pm (adults only after 7pm). Shared hot tub. Shared games room with table tennis, pool table, table football, TV area, soft play area and giant chess. Shared tennis court. Shared gym. No smoking.

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