Located in a coastal area of outstanding beauty, this holiday annex offers a peaceful setting with an abundance of walks and activities on the doorstep. With excellent train links to Barmouth (across the estuary), Portmeirion, Porthmadog etc to the north, Tywyn and Aberdyfi to the south, it is also a great base to explore the North Wales coastline on one of the most scenic railways in the world.
Kitchen diner - includes an electric cooker and hob, microwave, fridge, crockery and dining table.
Shower room - corner shower, wash hand basin and WC.
Laundry room - this room is separate to annex, opposite the entrance, and includes a washing machine and tumble dryer (shared with the owners who live next door) and freezer (for annex guests only).
Living room with stunning mountain views and towards the coast on the horizon. 2 x 2 seater sofas, freeview TV and DVD player and modern electric fire.
Bedroom with super-king bed, wardrobe and the same great view as the living room.
Elevated patio area and access to the extended lawn area. The lawn leads to a summer house at the top of the garden with wonderful views towards the coast on the horizon.
The summer house is occasionally used by the owners and guests are also very welcome to enjoy this stunning viewing point - a great place to relax with your morning coffee, or an alfresco meal.
- Heating and electricity included
- Welcome pack on arrival includes tea and coffee, sugar and milk, Welsh cakes, locally baked bread, Welsh butter and a couple of bottles of locally brewed ales.
- Bed linen, hand and bath towels provided
- Hairdryer provided
- Wifi available
- Kitchen provisions: Salt and pepper, kitchen roll, washing up liquid, cloths / scourers and tea towels, scourers, tin foil and cling film
- Bathroom provisions: hand soap and 2 toilet rolls
- No pets or smoking inside the accommodation please
- Off road parking space
- Sleeps 2
- 1 Bedroom
- 1 King size/super king bed
- 1 Bathroom
- Sorry, no pets allowed
- WiFi internet
- Saturday changeover
- 0.8 Mile from a beach
- 0.7 Mile from a pub
- 0.3 Mile from a shop
- Ground floor bath/shower room
- Private parking
- Bed linen provided
- No smoking
- Towels provided
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- No highchair available
- No travel cot available
The cottage was everything you could want. The owners, Liz and Richard, were so kind and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. The food in the local pub and bar were superb and not expensive. We were able to experience most of the little steam railways in North Wales. These were amazing. One of the most beautiful areas was the Llyn Peninsula, an area not to be missed. Wonderful holiday. Everything worked out well and we would certainly use the company again and visit another area of Wales.Bill from Middlesex - 24th September 2018
The property was excellent. The owner's Richard and Lisa could not do enough to make us welcome in their home. We will definitely be going again.Mr Steve Jones - 16th July 2018
The owners were very welcoming and helpful, nothing too much trouble.Mr David Pickett - 9th July 2018
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Set in the quiet village of Friog, less than a mile to Fairbourne with its beautiful beach, shops and train station, and a short walk to Blue Lake. Tawelfan holiday annex is located behind the owners’ house and overlooks mountains and fields all the way to the coast on the horizon.
The nearest shops (including a grocery) are 0.3 mile from the doorstep whilst Fairbourne also offers a selection of eateries such as Indiana Cuisine and Bwyty Bach Deli (0.3 miles) and Penrhyn Bar & Grill (0.7 miles) where you can also enjoy a relaxing drink. Other recommended places to eat include a range of restaurants in Dolgellau (9.5 miles) such as Tafarn y Gader Tapas Bar, Meirionydd, Dylanwad Da and Torent Pub. Barmouth (14 miles by road / 5 minutes across the estuary by train) also offers a good selection of restaurants such as The Last Inn, Bistro Bermo and The Tilman.
There are a wide range of attractions in the area, starting with Fairbourne on your doorstep. Here you can ride a miniature steam train from the village to the mouth of the Mawddach Estuary. From this point you can proceed to Barmouth on a small ferry which pulls up on a Blue Flag beach at the other side of the estuary. You can also catch the 'full sized' train across the estuary, or you can walk or cycle across on the Mawddach Trail – a truly stunning walk along an old railway line from Barmouth to Dolgellau. There's a pony trekking centre just 0.7 mile away and a lovely walk up to Blue Lake (one of Snowdonia's hidden gems) in the mountains above Tawelfan where you can enjoy stunning coastal views.
The cottage is also within Snowdonia National Park and a walk up Cader Idris, one of its most popular mountains, is highly recommended. Also worth a visit is Coed y Brenin mountain biking centre, The Centre for Alternative Technology, Corris Craft Centre and King Arthur's Labyrinth. Not to forget Talyllyn’s narrow gauge railway, Castell y Bere and Harlech castle (a World Heritage Site), the classic Italian village of Portmeirion and adventures such as the Zip Ride and Bounce Below, this area provides the perfect setting for your North Wales coastal holidays.
Fairbourne Beach – two mile stretch of golden sand on low tide. 0.8 miles
Barmouth Beach – long, sandy beach with Blue Flag award. 5 minute ferry crossing (April – October) across the Mawddach estuary / 3 mile walk across Barmouth Bridge / 10 minute train-ride from Fairbourne to Barmouth.
Wales Coastal Path – Outstanding views of Cardigan Bay. Join the path from the doorstep in Friog.
Blue Lake walk - a 15-20 minute walk from the doorstep, climbing up to the old Goleuwen Slate Quarry with amazing coastal views.
The walk across Barmouth Bridge - 2.5 miles
The Mawddach Trail (incorporating Barmouth Bridge) connecting Barmouth and Dolgellau end to end. Suitable for all ages and for walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users. Join path at Morfa Mawddach, 1.3 mile
Panorama Walk, Barmouth - suitable for all ages. Accessed via ferry crossing / Mawddach Trail.
Cadair Idris (mountain) – 3 main routes starting from Dolgellau (9 miles), Llanfihangel-y-Pennant (13 miles), and Minffordd (16 miles).
Precipice Walk – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages. 11 miles from cottage
Bwlchgwyn Pony Trekking Centre - suitable for anyone over 4yrs. 0.7 mile
Fairbourne Golf Club – 9 hole golf course where the mountains meets the sea. 1.1 mile
Aberdyfi Golf Club - 18 hole golf course. 14.5 miles
Follow the lanes from the doorstep in Friog itself
The Mawddach Trail – as above. 1.3 miles
Coed y Brenin Mountain Biking Centre – Suitable routes for all ages. 17 miles
Sea fishing boat trips are available from Barmouth.
Lake fishing on Cregennan Lakes. 4.2 miles