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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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  • Pwllheli, Gwynedd
    Pwllheli, Gwynedd×
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    Ref: 31270
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    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Swimming pool - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    Enjoy a romantic, rural break at this cottage, which is just 11/2 miles away from the seaside town of Pwllheli. Enjoy a romantic, rural break at this cottage, which is just 11/2 miles away from the seaside town of Pwllheli.
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    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...

    Gwynfryn Farm Holidays - Ogwen
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    Gwynfryn Farm Holidays - Dinas
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    Gwynfryn Farm Holidays - Gwynant
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    Gwynfryn Farm Holidays - Tegid
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    Gwynfryn Farm Holidays - Crafnant
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    Gwynfryn Farm Holidays - Glaslyn
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    Gwynfryn Farm Holidays - Farmhouse Wing
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    Gwynfryn Farm Holidays - Cwellyn
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    Gwynfryn Farm Holidays - Mymbyr
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    Gwynfryn Farm Holidays - Padarn
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  • Beddgelert, near Caernarfon, Gwynedd
    Beddgelert, near Caernarfon, Gwynedd×

    Cil Y Felin

    Beddgelert, near Caernarfon, Gwynedd

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    Ref: 26519
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Woodburning Stove
    Lovely bungalow with slate floors and woodburner, ideal for train enthusiasts, Welsh Highland Steam Railway runs past the cottage. Lovely bungalow with slate floors and woodburner, ideal for train enthusiasts, Welsh Highland Steam Railway runs past the cottage.
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    This delightful detached holiday property is all on ground level and adjacent to the spectacular Aberglaslyn Pass, with the Welsh Highland Steam Railway running past. It lies just outside the popular village of Beddgelert, with its selection of pubs, restaurants and steam railway station and a stone’s throw from Aberglaslyn, with its riverside walks. Porthmadog, Betws-y-Coed and the beautiful Llyn Peninsula are all within easy reach. Shop, pub and restaurants 700 yards.

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

    Toll Bridge House

    Penmaenpool, near Dolgellau, Gwynedd

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    Ref: UK6082
    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...
  • Pentrefelin, near Criccieth, Gwynedd
    Pentrefelin, near Criccieth, Gwynedd×

    Little Barn

    Pentrefelin, near Criccieth, Gwynedd

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    Ref: OK8
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Hot Tub - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Sea View - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A quaint barn once owned by Henry VIII but now providing perfectly placed holiday accommodation for visiting the Criccieth area. A quaint barn once owned by Henry VIII but now providing perfectly placed holiday accommodation for visiting the Criccieth area.
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    These detached, converted barns (refs OK7 and OK8) are located in the hills between Pentrefelin and Criccieth, with spectacular views out to sea. From the garden, guests can enjoy wonderful 360 degree views of Cardigan Bay, together with a picturesque backdrop of the Snowdonia Mountain range. These 500-year-old cottages, once owned by Henry VIII, have been lovingly restored by the owners to provide beautiful holiday accommodation. Little Barn (OK8) is equipped with a hot tub...

  • Llan Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
    Llan Ffestiniog, Gwynedd×

    Plas Meini - The Stables

    Llan Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

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    Ref: OHN
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A wonderful location just 6 miles from a sandy beach, and close to the mountains of Snowdonia giving a multitude of walking opportunities. A wonderful location just 6 miles from a sandy beach, and close to the mountains of Snowdonia giving a multitude of walking opportunities.
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    "Magical secluded estate with spectacular views. . . the best of Wales – sandy beaches, lofty peaks and ancient castles . . ."

    Just six miles from a sandy beach, these four delightful, comfortable properties peacefully lie in the heart of 108 acres of wild flower-strewn meadows and woodland in a superb valley near the mountains of Snowdonia. There is a wealth of wildlife including red kites, buzzards and owls. The properties have been renovated and tastefully furnished...

    Plas Meini - The Manor House
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    Plas Meini - The Cottage
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  • Bryn Odol, Tudweiliog, Gwynedd
    Bryn Odol, Tudweiliog, Gwynedd×

    Bryn Odol - The Loft

    Bryn Odol, Tudweiliog, Gwynedd

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    Ref: B6836
    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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  • Y Ffôr, near Pwllheli, Gwynedd
    Y Ffôr, near Pwllheli, Gwynedd×

    Hunter’s Cottage

    Y Ffôr, near Pwllheli, Gwynedd

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    Ref: UK6239
    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...
  • Llanrug, near Caernarfon, Gwynedd
    Llanrug, near Caernarfon, Gwynedd×

    Pandy Farm Cottage

    Llanrug, near Caernarfon, Gwynedd

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    Ref: 27671
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Rural Location
    Lovely, little cottage for two, with vaulted ceiling and slate floors, Llanberis with Snowdon Mountain Railway close by. Lovely, little cottage for two, with vaulted ceiling and slate floors, Llanberis with Snowdon Mountain Railway close by.
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    This lovely, little, detached holiday property is finished to a very good standard with a slate floor in the living area and a vaulted ceiling. Situated on the outskirts of Llanrug, it is just a short drive to the village of Llanberis at the foot of Snowdon. As well as the famous Snowdon Mountain Railway, Llanberis also offers the Llyn Padarn Country Park, Lake Railway, Welsh Slate Museum, and Electric Mountain. In the other direction is Caernarfon with its mighty Edward I castle and...

  • Porthmadog, Gwynedd
    Porthmadog, Gwynedd×

    Y Fflat Bach

    Porthmadog, Gwynedd

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    Ref: UK6211
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Wifi - Car parking on site - Sea View
    This first floor apartment is centrally located with view over the Glaslyn Estuary from the balcony.
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    This delightful little holiday property is on the first floor of the South Snowdon Wharf development, adjacent to the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway’s Harbour Station. With glorious views out over the sparkling waters of the ever changing tidal Glaslyn Estuary across to Harlech Castle, this makes a great base from which to explore the area. There’s a lovely balcony where you can relax with a glass of wine and enjoy the splendid view. The famous Ffestiniog and Welsh...
  • Barmouth, Gwynedd
    Barmouth, Gwynedd×

    Glan-y-Mor

    Barmouth, Gwynedd

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    Ref: W41891
    Key Features:
    - Coastal Property - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Coast within 1 mile
    Spectacular views over Cardigan Bay from this ground floor studio, stunning hill and coastal walks from the door, Aberystwyth nearby. Spectacular views over Cardigan Bay from this ground floor studio, stunning hill and coastal walks from the door, Aberystwyth nearby.
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    Spectacular sea views

    Offering spectacular views of Cardigan Bay and the Blue Flag beach, this ground floor studio apartment, part of a Victorian house, sits above the town of Barmouth. Due to its elevated position visitors experience an atmosphere of quiet tranquillity that contrasts the liveliness of the town itself. From the property there are stunning hill and coastal walks along the Mawddach Estuary. Nearby enjoy pubs, restaurants, water sports, fishing, golf, castles and...

  • Aberdaron, near Pwllheli,
    Aberdaron, near Pwllheli, ×

    Ty Cefyl Bach

    Aberdaron, near Pwllheli,

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    Ref: HW7760
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Open Fire
    Just a mile from Aberdaron with a stunning sandy beach this rural setting makes a perfect base for exploring. Just a mile from Aberdaron with a stunning sandy beach this rural setting makes a perfect base for exploring.
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    Peacefully situated in a lovely rural setting, these two delightful holiday cottages sit alongside the owner’s farmhouse on a traditional, Welsh working farm and are just a mile from the former fishing village of Aberdaron. The location makes a perfect base for exploration of the stunning Llyn Peninsula, with its fine selection of golden sandy beaches, miles of wonderful walking opportunities and host of visitor attractions, including historic castles, golf, pony trekking and...

    Deuglawdd Cottage
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  • Dolgellau, Gwynedd
    Dolgellau, Gwynedd×

    Meadow View

    Dolgellau, Gwynedd

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    Ref: W41592
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Apartment with beams at head of Mawddach Estuary, historic Dolgellau close by, walking, cycling and RSPB reserve close by. Apartment with beams at head of Mawddach Estuary, historic Dolgellau close by, walking, cycling and RSPB reserve close by.
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    Semi-rural location

    Set in the Snowdonia National Park, these immaculate apartments (W41592 and W41593) enjoy a beautiful location at the head of the Mawddach Estuary near historic Dolgellau. Sympathetically converted from the upper floor of a traditional 1800’s beamed granary, they lie within the grounds of the owner’s home, which they share with one other property. Just 0.75 miles from Dolgellau’s shops, pubs and good restaurants. The grounds afford panoramic...

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