The best cottages & more

Melin Abermaw

Barmouth - North Wales Coast

If you love gardens then this self catering Barmouth cottage is the one for you. Idyllic location offering peaceful, spectacular surroundings for up to 4 guests.
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi internet
  • Open fire or woodburner
75001
£398 - £627 per week *

Special Offers: £50 Discount for 1-2 Guests

Description

If you love gardens then this self catering Barmouth cottage is the one for you. Melin Abermaw boasts an idyllic location, nestled away in a private, elevated position beside the Mawddach estuary. Less than two miles from Barmouth, this renovated mill dates back to the 17th century and offers a peaceful setting within 2½ acres of spectacular gardens and woodland. Situated in Snowdonia, the cottage also offers a great base to explore the National Park and the beautiful North Wales coast, starting with Barmouth’s sandy, blue flag beach.

This cottage can accommodate adults and children that are 10 years of age or older.

Ground Floor

A cosy lounge and dining area overlooking the garden. Comfortable reclining sofa in front of an electric fire stove (or open fire on request), along with a TV with a full Sky package and wi-fi.

The fully fitted kitchen includes an integrated fridge freezer, electric cooker and microwave.

Upstairs

The spacious master bedroom has a king size bed with cotton sheets and down duvets and a concealed wash hand basin.

The second bedroom has a double bed and plenty of storage space.

The bathroom includes a bath with an over head shower.

Garden

This self catering Barmouth cottage enjoys 2½ acres of spectacular gardens, divided by the river Dwynant with its ever present gurgle of water. Additional to the garden furniture and BBQ facilities you will also find a waterfall, a fountain, 2 wooden and one stone bridge. You can walk the grounds exploring the extensive collection of plants and features or simply sit back and relax on the various seats and benches dotted around the grounds.

Additional Information

  • *Please note that this property is not able to accommodate any children under 10 years of age*
  • Bed linen, hand and bath towels and a hairdryer provided. Electric blankets can also be provided in the winter on request.
  • Oil central heating and electricity included.
  • Full Sky package and wi-fi included.
  • One small dog welcome at an additional cost of £25. *Please note that dogs should be kept on a lead on the grounds.
  • No smoking inside the cottage
  • Toiletries provided.
  • Shared laundry room in a separate building on site. Washer / dryer and airing racks provided.
  • Parking space for one car directly outside this self catering Barmouth cottage. There is also additional parking space for a second car behind the main house if required. This property has a £150 good housekeeping refundable bond, which is payable to Best of Wales along with the balance of your holiday. Alternatively, you can waiver this bond by paying a non-refundable fee of £5 per person instead.

Features

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 King size/super king bed
  • 1 Double bed
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi internet
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Friday changeover
  • 2 Miles from a beach
  • 2 Miles from a pub
  • 2 Miles from a shop
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Towels provided
  • No tumble dryer
  • No washing machine
  • No highchair available
  • No travel cot available

Prices

Reviews

The property is beautiful and so is the location .Mr Paul Gregory - 9th July 2018
Great stay, thanks Eilidh Wilson - 2nd June 2018
A wonderful getaway place. Lovely surroundings. Made to feel very welcome. Barmouth is very close and has lots of eateries.Couple from West Midlands - 22nd June 2017
Very well equipped cottage in beautiful grounds. Made welcome by the owners with extra little touches like chocolates and cake, also fruit and fresh flowers.
Recommends: The Victoria Inn at Llanaber is well worth a visit for good food.Family from Cannock - 12th June 2017
Comfortable, cosy well equipped cottage. Loved the garden, which was like a mini Bodnant Garden. The owners were very helpful, suggested some places to go, and allowed us to park our bikes in their laundry room. The family cycle trail in Coed y Brenin is very pretty and great fun, suitable for over 50's too. The views across the Mawddach estuary are stunning from Barmouth and Fairbourne, and from places along the Mawddach trail.Couple from Stockport - 27th May 2017
Lovely surroundings and thoughtful owners. Walking and Zip wires were brilliant.Friends from Sunbury - on - Thames - 19th April 2017
Lovely location, very relaxing, owners of property very hospitable, helpful.
Tips: Visit Barmouth, Porthmadog, Cricieth, Black Rock Sands, Aberdovey, Abersoch and Aberdaron.Couple from Wolverhampton - 2nd April 2017

Map

Calendar

July 2018
FriSatSunMonTueWedThu
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
Unavailable
Available
Changeover
Selected
August 2018
FriSatSunMonTueWedThu
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
Unavailable
Available
Changeover
Selected
September 2018
FriSatSunMonTueWedThu
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    
Unavailable
Available
Changeover
Selected
October 2018
FriSatSunMonTueWedThu
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
Unavailable
Available
Changeover
Selected
November 2018
FriSatSunMonTueWedThu
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
30      
Unavailable
Available
Changeover
Selected
December 2018
FriSatSunMonTueWedThu
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
28293031   
Unavailable
Available
Changeover
Selected
January 2019
FriSatSunMonTueWedThu
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
Unavailable
Available
Changeover
Selected
February 2019
FriSatSunMonTueWedThu
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
Unavailable
Available
Changeover
Selected
March 2019
FriSatSunMonTueWedThu
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293031    
Unavailable
Available
Changeover
Selected
April 2019
FriSatSunMonTueWedThu
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
2627282930  
Unavailable
Available
Changeover
Selected
May 2019
FriSatSunMonTueWedThu
     12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930
31      
Unavailable
Available
Changeover
Selected
June 2019
FriSatSunMonTueWedThu
 123456
78910111213
14151617181920
21222324252627
282930    
Unavailable
Available
Changeover
Selected
July 2019
FriSatSunMonTueWedThu
   1234
567891011
12131415161718
19202122232425
262728293031 
Unavailable
Available
Changeover
Selected
August 2019
FriSatSunMonTueWedThu
      1
2345678
9101112131415
16171819202122
23242526272829
3031     
Unavailable
Available
Changeover
Selected
September 2019
FriSatSunMonTueWedThu
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930   
Unavailable
Available
Changeover
Selected
October 2019
FriSatSunMonTueWedThu
    123
45678910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031
Unavailable
Available
Changeover
Selected
November 2019
FriSatSunMonTueWedThu
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
2930     
Unavailable
Available
Changeover
Selected
December 2019
FriSatSunMonTueWedThu
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  
Unavailable
Available
Changeover
Selected

Things to see

Walking the Torrent Walk, Brithdir

One of the most spectacular riverside walks in Britain, the Torrent Walk lies in Brithdir, 2 miles east of the town of Dolgellau in Snowdonia, North Wales. Torrent Walk is a circular path that follows the river Clywedog through its striking gorge, surrounded by highly attractive woodlands. It passes a series of waterfalls along a turbulent stretch of river as it travels to join the River Wnion in ...

Read more

Walking the Precipice Walk, Dolgellau

The Precipice Walk is one of the famous attractions of Dolgellau, North Wales. Enjoy fanastic views of the Mawddach Estuary and the principal mountain ranges of Snowdonia; Snowdon and Moelwyn are to the north, to the west is the Rhinog and immediately south is the long scarp of Cader Idris, while to the east is Aran and Arennig. Precipice Walk is a 3 mile route passing through an interesting varie...

Read more

Walking the New Precipice Walk

The New Precipice Walk in North Wales offers stunning views down the Mawddach estuary as far as Barmouth viaduct and across to Dolgellau and the Arans in the other direction. The Mawddach estuary is a glacial U-shaped valley, carved out as the ice sheets pushed their way to the sea, with a characteristic flat bottom and steep sidewalls. The Precipice is a flat track cut into the valley side on the...

Read more

Walking Cadair Idris, Snowdonia

Cadair Idris mountain in Southern Snowdonia derives its name, meaning 'Chair of Idris', from the giant warrior poet of Welsh legend. The mountain looms menacing and primeval over the surrounding landscape.  The mountain looms menacing and primeval over the surrounding landscape. Cadair Idris consists of a massive 11km long ridge and although only the 19th highest mountain in Wales, is the second ...

Read more

Ty Siamas, Dolgellau

This lovely old building in the centre of Dolgellau offers an interactive exhibition on Welsh traditional music, as well as a shop and cafe. There is also an auditorium which hosts regular concerts. It is named after Elis Siamas, from the nearby village of Llanfachreth. He lived in the late 17th and early 18th Centuries and is credited with the development of the triple harp which is synonymous wi...

Read more

Coed-y-brenin Visitor Centre Ganllwyd

Coed y Brenin visitor centre is the gateway to Coed y Brenin Forest Park. Try world-class mountain bike trails, family walks, café, cycle shop, all-ability play area and an easy access trail.

Read more

Bwlchgwyn Pony Trekking Centre near Dolgellau

Bwlchgwyn Farm Pony Trekking Centre near Dolgellau, North Wales has a good selection of horses and ponies suitable for all ages and abilities. Non riders as well as experienced riders are very welcome as no previous experience is necessary. Estuary Trek - £20 per horse. Suitable for the complete beginner/novice (including families with young children from 4yrs up). Trek along Bw...

Read more

Dolgellau Golf Club

Dolgellau Golf Club is set amidst stunning mountain backdrops and is considered to be one of the most beautiful courses in Wales. This 9 hole course with alternating tees for the second 9 provides a true test of golf for all standards of golfer.

Read more

Fishing in Tal-y-llyn

Talyllyn is a natural 220-acre, shallow lake nestling in the southwest corner of the Snowdonia National Park and below the peak of Cader Idris. It forms the headwater of the river Dysynni that flows westwards for 10 miles before entering Cardigan Bay just north of Tywyn.

Read more

Fishing in Dolgellau

If you’re looking for a fishing holiday in the Dolgellau area of southern Snowdonia, you will be spoilt for choice. The Dolgellau Angling Association offers 13 miles of prime sea trout and salmon pools on River Mawddach and River Wnion, together with a well stocked brown and rainbow trout lake called Llyn Cynwch. The National Trust’s Cregennan Lakes can also be found on the slopes of Cader Idr...

Read more

Coed-y-brenin Mountain Biking Centre

Coed y Brenin, North Wales is renowned for its world class mountain bike trails that offer exhilarating and challenging riding in a woodland setting. Coed y Brenin was the first forest to be developed for the sport of mountain biking and to this day retains its reputation as the sport's premier location.

Read more

Castell Y Bere, Abergynolwyn

Deep in the mountainous heart of mid Wales, nestling at the foot of Cader Idris, lie the ruins of Castell y Bere. An atmospheric site, it is an outstanding example of a stronghold of the native Welsh princes, and an illuminating contrast with the castles of their English adversaries.

Read more

Abaty Cymer Abbey, Dolgellau

The serene ruins of Cymer Abbey stand in a lovely setting beside the River Mawddach. The abbey was founded by Cistercian monks in a typically remote setting. Even by the austere standards of the Cistercians, life must have been hard at Cymer - the abbey suffered badly during the troubled 13th century, the wars between England and Wales probably accounting for the failure to complete the original p...

Read more

Walking the Mawddach Trail

The Mawddach Trail's walking route winds for 9.5 miles (15km) along the disused railway track along the edge of the spectacular Mawddach estuary in Southern Snowdonia. Whilst the trail can be joined at several points it starts at the picturesque market town of Dolgellau and finishes by crossing the iconic railway bridge over the mouth of the estuary into Barmouth.

Read more

Panorama Walk, Barmouth

The Panorama Walk is Barmouth's most famous walk and the view from the summit is one of the most spectacular in Wales. The route is signposted and the viewpoint is only about a mile and a half from the town. From here, given a clear day you can look down at the Mawddach river winding to the sea, through Barmouth bridge and on to the quay. Up river is Penmaenpool Toll bridge with the mountain of Di...

Read more

Children’s Farm Park and Play Barn, Llanfair

Situated on the beautiful Cardigan Bay coastline near Harlech, this is the perfect setting to meet all your favourite farm animals. Cuddle baby rabbits, bottle feed the lambs and calves (spring and early summer), meet the donkeys, goats, pigs, ducks and many more. Indoor play barn and giant sandpit, café and picnic area and a nature and woodland walk also on site.

Read more

Theatr Harlech

In the shadows of Harlech Castle and backing onto the dunes, Theatr Harlech enjoys stunning views of Snowdonia and Cardigan Bay. The theatre presents quality concerts and shows to suit all tastes as well as the Harlech Quin programme of participatory classes and courses.

Read more

Fairbourne Railway

The Fairbourne Railway extends two miles between Fairbourne Village and Barmouth Ferry where it connects with a ferry which takes passengers across the Afon Mawddach to Barmouth. Return tickets are valid all day and passengers may break their journey at any of the four request stops.

Read more

Royal St David's Golf Club, Harlech

Nationally and internationally renowned, Royal St David's in Harlech is one of Wales' premier golf courses. Set in a most beautiful coastal location within the Snowdonia National Park, the 18 hole course lies beneath the gaze of the magnificent 13th century Harlech Castle.

Read more

Bwlchgwyn Farm Pony Trekking Centre, Tywyn

Bwlchgwyn Farm Pony Trekking Centre near Tywyn, on the North Wales coast has a good selection of horses and ponies suitable for all ages and abilities. Non riders as well as experienced riders are very welcome as no previous experience is necessary. Estuary Trek - £20 per horse. Suitable for the complete beginner/novice (including families with young children from 4yrs up). Trek...

Read more

Barmouth Three Peaks Yacht Race

One of the hardest endurance events in the World this is a great even that combines Yachting, Mountain biking and hill running. Starting in Barmouth the race heads North and ends in Fort William in Scotland. The unusual mix of sailing, running and sailing draw a wide field from all over the World.

Read more

Cycling the Mawddach Trail

The Mawddach Trail's cycle route winds for 9.5 miles (15km) along the disused railway track along the edge of the spectacular Mawddach estuary in Southern Snowdonia. Whilst the trail can be joined at several points it starts at the picturesque market town of Dolgellau and finishes by crossing the iconic railway bridge over the mouth of the estuary into Barmouth.

Read more

Harlech Castle

Spectacularly sited Harlech Castle seems to grow naturally from the rock on which it is perched. Like an all-seeing sentinel, it gazes out across land and sea, keeping a watchful eye over Snowdonia. The English monarch Edward I built Harlech in the late 13th century to fulfil this very role. It was one of the most formidable of his 'iron ring' of fortresses designed to contain the Welsh in their m...

Read more

Morfa Dyffryn Beach

Morfa Dyffryn is a long beach of golden sand, situated between Barmouth and Harlech on the west coast of Wales. The nearest villages are Dyffryn Ardudwy and Talybont. Several kilometers long, it also has an officially recognised naturist area, one kilometre in length. The beach is very clean and is also known for regular sightings of dolphins. The beach is backed by a spectacular National Nature R...

Read more

Harlech Beach

Harlech's 4 miles of sandy beach has something for every beach lover and is probably one of the most photographed strips of sand in the world. Lovely sand and safe bathing within Snowdonia National Park, North Wales - surrounded by mountainous sand dunes. The 13th century Harlech castle stands on the cliff above the beach and is open to visitors. Further along the beach there is access to the Nati...

Read more

Fairbourne Beach

Fairbourne Beach in North Wales offers a two mile stretch of sand backed by steep pebble banks, surrounded by Snowdonia National Park. Fairbourne has plenty of amenities and attractions.

Read more

Barmouth Beach

Barmouth’s long, sandy beach is very popular with families and has long been a holder of the coveted Blue Flag award. The beach is large and perfect for sunbathing, games, swimming and surfing (depending on the swells and time of year). Kids love the beach yet its size means those wanting to get away and relax in peace and quite can do so easily. Other activities at Barmouth beach include windsu...

Read more

King Arthur’s Labyrinth, Machynlleth

King Arthur’s Labyrinth near Machynlleth offers a great experience of the past on an underground mystery boat trip guided by a boatman. Sail into the Dark Ages and see the waterfall and maybe if you are lucky you will spot King Arthur in this mysterious world.

Read more

Corris Mine Experience, Machynlleth

Go underground to really get a feel of what it is like in the disused slate mine. See how the slate was mined and wear the traditional head lamp and mining equipment.

Read more

Corris Craft Centre, Machynlleth

Home to 9 craft studios and the resident designer-makers. Find unique items handcrafted with care for your home, garden and gifts for others. Café, outdoor seating area and a small children’s play area also on site, not to mention a new Welsh Food and Drink shop selling wonderful local produce. There's also a Tourist Information Point.

Read more

Holiday Extras

Holiday Extras

We've hand-picked a selection of Holiday Extras from trusted partners to make your holiday extra special. When you make your booking, you'll see all the Extras on offer at your chosen property and be able to add them to your holiday. Booking them in advance gives you more time to relax when you arrive, and remember - many of these offers are exclusive so you won’t find them anywhere else.

Attractions & Experiences

Rib Ride Boat Tours 10% off Anglesey Boat Tour

Book an unbeatable adventure with Wales’ best adventure boat tour company and get 10% off any trip.

Attractions & Experiences

Corris Mine Explorers 10% off Mine Exploration Tours

First excavated in 1836, Braich Goch Slate Mine closed around 40 years ago. Go underground and see first-hand the kind of conditions miners had to work in.

Attractions & Experiences

King Arthur's Labyrinth 10% off Underground Adventures

Take an exciting trip to the underground caverns and tunnels and learn about the myths and legends of King Arthur where your adventure begins by boat!

Food & Drink

Virgin Wines 12 Bottle Classic Wine Selection

This classic case oozes class and is perfect to give you various flavours from across the globe! Enjoy 2 bottles of each wine to encourage sharing or indulgence...

Normal price
£115.87

Price
£95.50

Food & Drink

Virgin Wines 12 Bottle Luxury Wine Selection

This 12 bottle case is packed full of wines to blow you away with flavours and complexities all round – a case guaranteed to impress all who get the pleas...

Normal price
£175.87

Price
£131.90

Attractions & Experiences

Cadw 20% Off Cadw Membership

By being a member of Cadw you will get unlimited entrance to over 100 historical sites across Wales.  On top of that Cadw membership also includes:50% off ...

Food & Drink

Virgin Wines 6 Bottle Celebratory Wine Selection

A true Prosecco lovers case! No excuse is needed for this beautiful selection (so don’t let others tell you any different!). Start with the wonderful flor...

Normal price
£74.93

Price
£61.75

Food & Drink

Virgin Wines 6 Bottle Classic Wine Selection

This 6 bottle classic case is perfect for those wanting to try something of everything – carefully selected to incorporate crowd pleasers from across the ...

Normal price
£60.93

Price
£47.95

Travel & Transport

Europcar Car Hire

Europcar, our preferred car hire partner, are offering you great quality UK car hire at affordable prices. With our dedicated offer you will save up to 20%.

Food & Drink

Dineindulge Dineindulge - private dining service

Enjoy private dining in the comfort of your holiday property. Dineindulge offer a personal chef service with restaurant quality cuisine from only £25 per perso...

Pages

Local Area

This self catering Barmouth cottage is located in the grounds of a country house and enjoys a spectacular setting within 2½ acres of gardens and woodland. The river Dwynant flows through the grounds before joining the Mawddach on the estuary just 0.3km away. The cottage is less than 2 miles from Barmouth with its award winning sandy beach, restaurants, a range of interesting shops and much more. It is also located in Snowdonia National Park and provides an excellent base to explore this beautiful area of North Wales.

There are plenty of good restaurants in the area, including Bistro Bermo, Bwyty Mawddach and The George III, all within 5 miles of your self catering Barmouth cottage. The nearest good pubs include the Last Inn in Barmouth and, once again, George III in Penmaenpool.

From historic castles and steam railways to magnificent walks and cycling routes, beautiful gardens, extreme sports and stunning scenery, this area of North Wales has it all. Some of the must do’s during your stay at the cottage include walking or cycling The Mawddach Trail and experiencing the phenomenal views of the Snowdonia mountains sweeping down to the Mawddach estuary, especially at sunset. Harlech Castle’s World Heritage Site is also worth a visit and for keen mountain bikers, the world renowned Coed y Brenin mountain biking centre is within a 20 minute drive.

The ferry crossing from Barmouth to Fairbourne and the steam train at Fairbourne offers another great day out, just minutes from your self catering Barmouth cottage. The Italian village of Portmeirion is another ‘must see’ and because you’re in Snowdonia National Park, a walk to the top of Cader Idris or even Snowdon could well be on the cards.

Beaches

Barmouth Beach – sandy beach with Blue Flag award. 1.8 miles

Fairbourne Beach – sandy beach. 3 miles (via ferry or steam train crossing)

Morfa Dyffryn – sandy beach and sand dunes. 8 miles

Harlech Beach – sandy beach. 13 miles

Walking

Panorama Walk – Barmouth - suitable for all ages. 1.8 miles from cottage.

The Mawddach Trail – Barmouth - suitable for all ages – walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users. 1.7 miles

Y Llethr and Diffwys summits – Dyffryn Ardudwy – moderate / hard walk. 7 miles from cottage.

New Precipice Walk – Llanelltyd - suitable for all ages. 5 miles from cottage.

Cadair Idris (Snowdonia mountain) – 3 main routes, the nearest being Dolgellau (7.5 miles) and Minffordd (14 miles).

Cycling

The Mawddach Trail – As mentioned above. 1.7 miles

Coed-y-Brenin Mountain Biking Centre – Suitable routes for all ages. 10 miles

Fishing

Sea fishing boat trips from Barmouth. 1.8 miles

Read more about the range of opportunities to go fishing in the area – suitable options for all ages.

Golf

Harlech Golf Club – Royal St. David’s – 18 hole golf course. 13 miles

Dolgellau Golf Club – 9 hole golf course. 7.5 miles

Horse riding

Bwlchgwyn Farm Pony Trekking Centre - suitable for anyone over 4yrs. 3 miles by ferry or steam train (April – September half terms), 10 miles by road.