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Pet Friendly Self Catering Cottage near Barmouth | Bwthyn-Bach

Pet Friendly Self Catering Cottage near Barmouth | Bwthyn-Bach

Bwthyn Bach is a lovely little pet friendly self catering cottage near Barmouth on the outskirts of Dyffryn Ardudwy. Newly decorated and furnished to a high standard, the accommodation provides a perfect retreat for couples wanting to explore this part of rural Snowdonia. The open plan kitchen is well equipped with quality stainless steel appliances and has plenty of storage and worktop space. The breakfast bar provides a subtle divide between this area and the lounge.  So whoever’s in charge of making tea can keep one eye on the ‘One Show’ whilst cooking. Comfortable leather sofa and flat screen digital TV in the lounge.

For a small cottage the bathroom is surprisingly generous and has a powerful shower but no bath. The bedroom next door is also very comfortable and includes a kingsize bed. With everything on the ground floor, access could not be easier.

Outside there’s a small patio area where you can sit and sip a glass of chilled white wine whilst enjoying the sea views. There also a larger shared garden area with even better views stretching out over Cardigan Bay. Guests also have the benefit of a wonderful, newly installed hot tub.

Pet Friendly Self Catering Cottage near Barmouth


In the summer most people will visit this pet friendly self catering cottage near Barmouth because of the miles of sandy beaches. And there certainly worth the trip no matter what time of year you decide to stay. But this particular corner of Snowdonia also offers walkers a wealth of undiscovered bridleways and footpaths in some of the most beautiful scenery of the National Park. The mountains here offer a welcome alternative to the more heavily visited peaks to the north. You can walk the higher ridges here all day without bumping into another living sole. I’m not sure if there are many areas in the UK where that’s still true.

There are two pubs in the village both serving food as well as a post office, small grocery store and garage. The larger towns of Barmouth and Harlech are 5 miles to the south and north respectively.

..one bedroom stone cottage..
..furnished to a high standard..
..miles of sandy beaches nearby..

Property Details

Bedrooms:  One Double Bedroom

Bathrooms:  1 with power shower

Facilities:  Hot Tub (shared), Flat screen digital TV, DVD Player, Diswasher, Fridge with ice box, 24hr wash service (£4)

Sleeps:  2

Pets:  By Request

Smoking:  No

Bed Linen:  Provided

Towels:  Provided

Cot and High Chair:  No

Location:  Romantic one bedroom holiday cottage. A pet friendly self catering near Barmouth. Miles of sandy beaches and walking distance to the pub. Now with hot tub.

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49 Responses to “Pet Friendly Self Catering Cottage near Barmouth | Bwthyn-Bach”
  1. Suzy Ruffles & Ben Herbert, London says:

    We just had a fantastic stay at Bwthyn-Bach. The owners, Bethan and Gary, are so welcoming and the cake that was waiting for us when we arrived was a brilliant bonus and delicious! The cottage is really well equipped and very clean and well kept. Its also very comfortable and was kept beautifully warm. Thanks again for a brilliant stay.

  2. Caroline's Mum, Coventry says:

    My Mum and her husband had a lovely stay Bwthyn Bach as a special treat from me. They said the area was beautiful and the cottage was very comfy and well appointed – I only wish I could have gone with them! From my point of view the booking process was an absolute dream!

  3. Andrea & Adam Ludlow says:

    I booked Bwthyn-Bach as a birthday present for my boyfriend. He loved it, as the weather wasn’t very nice we had to put the walk on hold (will do it in the summer) we went to see some castles instead. There are lots of beautiful castles around Gwynedd and the scenery is just to die for. We will be definitely returning next year to do the walk -))))
    We loved the cottage, beautifully furnished, very warm, great facilities.
    Thank you very much

  4. Paul & Jill Gosling, Epsom Downs says:

    We took a short break at Bwthyn-Bach for our birthdays. The cottage was beautiful, kept to a very high standard indeed and equipped with everything you’d need. It had such a lovely relaxing feel to it. Bethan was brilliant (we were later arriving than we said we’d be!) and the fresh eggs and homemade cake was a nice touch. We didn’t want to leave! We’ve already sent off for another short break we loved it that much. A brilliant base for exploring North Wales. Thank you so much indeed.

  5. Sue Cheshire says:

    We received a very warm welcome and had a lovely weekend in this quaint , very well equiped cottage. We have been visiting the area for 25 years and this property proved to be one of the nicest we have stayed in. Love the area and managed to get a fabulous walk in to Shell Island on this visit without encountering rain!

  6. Simon & Claire Beaumont, Worcester says:

    We actually stayed in Bwthyn-Clyd which is the companion cottage to Bwthyn-Bach.
    But surroundings were superb- very familiar with local area so it was nice to have a great base to revisit old haunts! The cottages are excellently furnished and welcoming- along with a few Welcome items that are delicious! My wife especially thought the decor & fittings were top notch! I agree! Gary & Bethan too were welcoming hosts- and there when needed but not on top of you as some smaller let owners can be.
    We have a very friendly black lab who was also welcomed at Bwthyn and without any fuss or issue (advised prior to booking of course). So pretty much spot on- TV could be ever so slightly bigger because as we know when it rains it really rains for hours! But this really is a minor point.
    Thoroughly good value and good people and so well placed for either beach (5 mins in car), mountains (15 mins in car), Barmouth (10 mins in car) or Harlech (15 mins in car) or even further afield exploration.

  7. Malcolm and Beth, Croydon says:

    We had an enjoyable stay at Bwthyn-Bach, cottage very well presented, and Bethan and Garry have put a lot of work and personal touches into the cottage, especially the welcoming eggs and cake.
    Good luck to them for their future projects. Area very good sandy beaches.

  8. Azeem & Laura, Durham says:

    We stayed at Bwthyn-bach in April, for a week. We were amazed at the sight of the cottage on the outside, and the inside was even better. With an amazing and cosy bedroom, bathroom and kitchen-living room, it felt like a mini-apartment, with all you need. Close to several locations where one can do activities, such as quad biking and kayaking, as well as visiting mount Snowdon and the lakes and rivers that surround it. We had an amazing stay, and would recommend it to anyone wanting to visit the countryside of Wales.

  9. Shirley and Pete, Kent says:

    We stayed at Bwthyn Bach for a few days at the end of September. It was such a lovely cottage to stay in. The cottage has been decorated to a really high standard and has everything you could possibly need for self catering. Gary and his family are really welcoming and we had a lovely welcome of fresh eggs and cake. The location of the cottage is perfect for exploring the area which is beautiful. There are the amazing Cardigan Bay minutes drive from the cottage and of course the area is full of beautiful walks. We did the Snowdon walk and also the Precipice Walk which was fantastic. We picked the best days at the end of September so could not fault our break. Thank you for a wonderful stay we will definitely be coming back!

  10. Fiona & Peter Sharp says:

    We just spent a lovely, relaxing weekend in Bwthyn-Bach. What a wonderful little cottage, beautifully decorated and cosy. It was lovely to have the cake and the makings of a cuppa when we arrived so late on Friday evening. It was much appreciated. If there was such a thing as 6 start accomodation then this studio cottage would meet it easily. Looking forward to coming back.

  11. Amanda & Simon, Twickenham says:

    We had a wonderful week staying at bwythyn Bach over the christmas period 2011, all of the above reviews apply. Bethan & Gary had decorated the cottage with small touches of Christmas, a little tree and lovely little lights on the windows,all very tasteful, the cottage itself is as other reviewers have said, beautiful, it is faultless, lovely eggs and cake and the makings of a cup of tea all ready for when you arrive, there are lovely fluffy white towels galore. I was a little concerned going for Christmas and wanting everything to be so lovely for christmas dinner etc, I could have saved myself a lot of stress, this cottage has everything you could possibly need, good quality saucepans, knives, serving and roasting dishes, glasses, graters, whisks…… etc etc, this gem of a place has it all. Don’t delay book your stay today! we will return, a lovely little hideaway. Thank you Bethan & Gary

  12. Geraint and Glen Rhyl says:

    Bwthyn Bach hyfryd a chyfleus dros ben a phopeth wrth law a’r decôr yn gweddu i’r dim.

    Yn fan hyn lle i’w fwynhau
    a bu wych Coed y Bachau
    o aros doedd rhagorach
    na bod yn y ‘Bwthyn Bach’. Geraint

    A charming convenient, well equipped base for exploring the country side.Highly recommended for a holiday.

  13. gwionllwyd says:

    ‘Wanwl Geraint. Mae hwn ychydig yn well na’r sylwadau arferol. Gwych, diolch yn fawr am gymeryd yr amser iw ysgrifennu.

  14. Amy, Paul, Loki & Juno- Staffordshire says:

    We stayed at Bwthyn Bach for three nights with our dogs. It was just what we were after and the standard of the cottage exceeded expectations. We loved the fact that you supplied some tea, coffee and sugar although we bought our own. Things like cling film and foil were also supplied and kitchen roll which we didn’t pack but are essential when self-catering and preparing meals. My partner is a hopeless perfectionist when it comes to renovations and he was utterely impressed with the standard of workmanship with which the cottage had been renovated.

    There was a great little lane where we could walk the dogs in a morning before breakfast and the location itself was perfect for getting to other well known places of Wales. We will be coming back to visit again soon.

  15. Fred Sutton Coldfield says:

    Wonderful cottage, brilliant location, high standard accommodation, would definitely book again !!!

    ps the dog loved it too !!

  16. Abigail & Michael, Sheffield says:

    Amazing little cottage, very warm and cosy. The perfect getaway retreat for any couple. To say it was ‘Self Catering’ we were surprised when we walked thru the door and found the furnishings and facilities equal to those of a 5 star hotel. Towels, toilettries, welcoming cake, farm fresh eggs laid within the last few days, tea, coffee, do i need to go on? Very clean in a well placed location, central to numerous activities, sights, tourist attractions and beach just minutes away by foot (if you turn right out the drive, unlike us who turned left…lol) the locals are also very friendly. We will deffinately be coming again and for a longer stay. For us this was a well needed 3day get away and the quality of the accommodation was superb and made our break alot more enjoyable. Thanks Bethan & Gary for creating a wonderful holiday home and your special little touches what makes Bwthyn Bach what it is TOP CLASS. xx

  17. Pat & Alan Leighton buzzard says:

    Immaculately furnished and spotlessly clean. Compact ( as described accurately in info provided ) but with hi spec fittings in bathroom and kitchen area. Eggs,milk,tea bags and cake are a welcome feature after a journey!
    Heater on in advance- a thoughtful gesture – avoided the chill that older /stone properties sometimes greet you with- instead felt cosy and inviting.

    Would THOROUGHLY RECOMMEND this accommodation.

  18. Colin Douglas, Watford says:

    We were well placed between Harlech and Barmouth for touring this lovely area, both the beautiful beaches and the lovely mountains just a short drive away.
    The cottage had all we needed for the week, it was very comfortable and stylishly appointed and spotlessly clean, a delicous lemon drizzle cake, 6 home laid eggs and milk were kindly provided which was very welcome.
    The owners were very friendly and helpful, we were so lucky with the weather so every day we toured around this lovely scenic part of Snowdonia or played fetch with our dog on the miles of sandy beaches.
    And If you go down the tiny twisting lanes inland you will eventually get to a very picturesque lake deep in the mountains, well worth effort.

  19. Kirstin, Essex says:

    We have just returned from a week’s stay at Bwthyn Bach and had a lovely time. The cottage is very well equipped and is beautifully decorated. Its in a great location and the owners are very helpful and welcoming. My only suggestion would be (if possible) to offer WiFi (for a fee) but then again maybe we just need to learn to really switch off from everything!

    Would highly recommend staying here, we wanted a realxing week away in the country and that is exactly what we got.

  20. Brian Fleetwood, Staffs. says:

    I did sign the visitors book , and I gave the cottage on a scale of 1-10 (11). The weather was against us but other than that I could,nt fault it . My wife and I are considering returning next year, all being well.

    Thanking you,

    Brian Fleetwood.

  21. Fran and Phil Howard, Preston says:

    Agree Brian’s rating above: 11 out of 10. We too will be Bach. And quite how do you manage to drill the ducks into marching in step and in time?

    Best wishes
    Phil Howard

  22. Brian and Bernie Commander,Birmingham says:

    Just back from a fabulous week at this amazing little cottage.It was so warm and cozy and the welcoming lovely cake milk and fresh eggs was a nice surprise. The weather was not so good but it did’nt stop us from going out and exploring the wonderful surroundings. We will definately be returning and already spreading the news of this jewel of a place. Best wishes with your ongoing projects. Regards Bernadette and Brian Commander.

  23. Ann and Neil Liverpool says:

    Small but perfectly formed. Ideal for couple who is looking for a quiet break. Good walk to the beach, short drive to Barmouth.
    Lovely comfy bed, great shower and all mod cons in kitchen.
    Our dog enjoyed it too!

  24. Colin & Tina says:

    We spent a fantastic 5 days here …. An amazing property ideal for the two of us to have some quiet time away from the kids. The cottage is perfect for a couple with excellent fixtures and fittings. The owners were extremely nice & helpful …. Thanks for the cake.
    The location is ideal for exploring the Snowdonia and surrounding area. For those Non-pet owners like ourselves who worry about the ‘lingering’ pet smell – there isn’t even the slightest hint of it.

    I must also make a comment that booking with Dioni was very easy and a good experience and we are returning to the area later in the year with the family at one of Dioni’s larger properties

    Thanks for a great experience

  25. Christopher sidwell & Fi Henderson says:

    A lovely welcoming Lemon-drizzle cake, some fresh layed eggs, a pint of milk and our tour guide Gary set us up for a wonderful holiday in a little cottage with everything plus owls that hoot at night.
    Fi and I thank you Bethan, Gary and Gary’s Mum – sorry we thought we’d lost the key that night early on!

  26. Ian & Diane, Wrexham says:

    Great cottage in a great location. Just what we wanted for a relaxing getaway. Would we go again? YES

  27. Shash & Dave, Liverpool. says:

    Just what you want for a romantic long weekend away from the kids. It was a home away from home without the noise, will defo be back.

  28. Heidi & Alec , Pontypridd says:

    What a truly delightful little cottage Bwthyn-Bach is, with everything you could possibly need. It is imho 5 star accommodation!! Modern, spotlessly clean and cozy warm. Big thank you also to Bethan for making the absolutely scrumptious Lemon drizzle cake and for the eggs! We had the most amazing time and visited so many beautiful places. The area is full to the brim with old castles and glorious beaches, lakes, mountains, woodland walks etc … I could go on and on! We even did the climb up Snowdon! Would I recommend Bwthyn-Bach? Most definitely YES!!!

  29. David & Aline Turner, Guernsey says:

    Wonderful welcome, very cosy and warm cottage for our winter stay.

    Our first visit to this part of Wales and we couldn’t have chosen a better self catering cottage.

  30. Liz, Steve and Madge (the dog) from Leicester says:

    We’ve just had a wonderful few days at the cottage helped by the fact that the sun never went in!
    Its in a great spot – within walking distance of a very nice quiet beach and within easy reach of lots of walking areas.
    Cottage was very comfortable and cosy.
    Very grateful for milk, eggs and lemon cake that were there when we arrived.

  31. Anna, Gloucestershire says:

    Lovely little cottage. Nicely decorated with everything you need. Great location and patio to sit out when the weather gets warmer. Great stay. Thank you

  32. Michelle and Jon cheshire says:

    The accommodation was spotless and well equipped. In an excellent position to explore Wales and ideal for us as we took our two dogs and were not far from the lovely beach. The fresh eggs, milk and home made lemon drizzle cake was a lovely touch n made you feel at home. Would definately love to come back again soon.

  33. Ross & Alex says:

    Lovely accommodation, lovely area, fantastic eggs and cake on arrival was a real bonus, we would definitely recommend to anyone looking for a get away.

  34. Janet & Paul Hatfield,Birmingham. says:

    The most enjoyable holiday we have had in 40 years, Cottage decoration & maintenance was pristine the location perfect and everywhere we visited we were greeted In a friendly & courteous manner. Most definitely will return. Thank You.

  35. Craig & Claire, Edinburgh says:

    Would recommend this lovely cottage had a really nice stay. Was well decorated and well equipped. Also had the bonus off eggs, milk and a lovely cake on arrival. Thank You for a good Holiday.

  36. Dave & Deb Staffs says:

    Wonderful cottage, great hosts, lovely hot tub. Ideal location. Will definitely be back next year.
    Would recommend this to anyone. Thanks again.

  37. Viv and David Smith-- Sheffield says:

    Had an absolutely fantastic holiday. The cottage was better than a 5* hotel having everything you could wish for. The owners were very friendly and having milk, eggs, and lemon drizzle cake on our arrival was lovely. We were able to take our miniature schnauzer Oscar with us too which was an added bonus for us. With the patio area and furniture and the red hot sun every day it was better than being abroad!!!!. Would strongly recommend this cottage for a nice relaxing holiday in a lovely location.

  38. Nigel & Anna. Oxford, England says:

    Had a lovely holiday; very dog-friendly.
    Perfect for what we were looking for. Will definitely be coming again!

  39. Atkinsons, Newark says:

    Ideal for our short break. Beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean and welcoming on arrival. The dog loved the nearby beach at Traeth Bennar just round the corner and it was very handy for the foothills of the Rhinogs. To be recommended.

  40. Julia Green says:

    We booked this cottage last minute for a short break just before the bad weather hit and we were not disappointed! From the moment we arrived till we left everything was perfect. Perfect size for 2 people with modern amenities. Decorated lovely and was spotless clean throughout. In lovely area which is great for walks and not too far from the beautiful town of Barmouth. When we arrived we discovered that we had been left a welcome pack which included eggs, milk and a delicious lemon drizzle cake. If you are thinking about staying in this cottage or any of the other two you will not be disappointed, they are all stunning. Cant wait till we can return!!! :)

  41. Wendy Ferguson, Sheffield says:

    Very comfortable two night stay in Bwthyn Bach.
    Very cosy in the wild weather.
    Lovely cake on arrival!

  42. Matt Baker, Bournemouth says:

    Just got back from our three night stay in Bwthyn Bach – what a fantastic cottage is was with a lovely hot tub to unwind in the evening. Great location to nearby attractions – climbing Snowdon is a must and visit the Corris Mines exploration was just amazing.

    Owners were very friendly and welcoming. Cake, eggs and milk was waiting for us in the cottage when we arrived – lovely touch.

    Will definately return in the future.

  43. Kath Topliss Walsall says:

    Lovely cottage and lovely location.Partically liked and appreciated the little touches, eggs,cake, tea coffee and milk. Website nice and esy to use Thanks

  44. Mike and Jacquie, Mynytho Llyn Peninsula says:

    We have just returned home after spending a lovely time in Bwthyn Bach. Our accommodation was very cosy and all the goodies were lovely – cake, eggs and milk, on our arrival. Can’t travel too far and so it was a great home from home and a welcoming change. Our doggie, Monty, gives his paw of approval. We all had a brilliant time. Can’t beat the scenery around Wales. Was a great base to explore.
    Everyone was so friendly and accommodating. A big thank you from us all. Would highly recommend to anyone who wants peace, quiet and a cosy place to stay. Beautiful cottage!

  45. Jo, Pete & Floyd, Worcestershire says:

    Had a fabulous 4 night stay in this lovely cottage. Great walks to dunes and beach. Very friendly village. Will definitely be coming back.

  46. Shirley and Nigel says:

    Lovely cottage. Close to local amenities and beach .
    Great walks. Lovely hot tub. Will be back soon.

  47. Julie and Alun, Swindon says:

    The cottage was just what we needed – the hot tub is just what the doctor ordered!

    Lovely views, walks in the mountains and along the beach – what more could we ask for? (nothing)

    Absolutely perfect holiday – our dog Casper had a great time too!

  48. joyce charlie suzie salley withernwick says:

    what a lovey cottage every thing clean dogs loved the blanket to cover so they coul sit with us nice round and about loved walk across railway bridge at barmouth and also runs into the sea

  49. bernard and linda skegness says:

    fantastic cottage everything you needed good to find tea/coffee/milk and eggs and that lovely lemon drizzle cake great location and peaceful will be back next year

    thank you bernard & lyn

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