The magical Mawddach estuary, beautiful Blue Flag beach & a soaring Snowdonia backdrop. It’s all on the doorstep of these fab holiday cottages in Barmouth.
Once you find a holiday gem like Barmouth you wonder why it took you so long. This place is a stunner: it sits at the mouth of the Mawddach Estuary and is nestled into wooded gorse slopes with a Snowdonia mountain backdrop.
One of the most spectacular natural landscapes in Wales, it’s easy to see why the town has attracted devoted holiday visitors since the mid-18th century.
Our holiday cottages in Barmouth are perfect for anyone who likes to cycle, walk or generally enjoy the outdoors on their jolllydays. Head for the Mawddach Trail footpath and cycle route which runs 10 miles along the disused railway track on the southern side of the estuary. The trail is absolutely stunning, peaceful and beautiful.
If you like a little more ‘wild’ on your days out there’s plenty of that too. The nearby Rhinog mountains offer some of the most spectacular landscapes in the UK with all-shades-of-satisfying routes for walkers, climbers and bikers.
Barmouth’s sandy Blue Flag beach stretches for two miles and is perfect for picnics, swimming, paddling and surfing. There is traditional seaside fun along the promenade, and plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and ice cream parlours.
The towns of Portmeirion, Harlech and Dolgellau are all a short drive away and well worth a visit. A delightful steam train will take you from Porthmadog (20 miles from Barmouth) to Blaenau Ffestiniog, home to the Deep Mine at Llechwedd which tells the fascinating story of the Slate Industry. Llechwedd is also home to the brilliant family adventures of Zip Caverns, Zip Titan and Bounce Below.
We’ve chosen our holiday cottages in Barmouth for their idyllic locations, views, interiors and general I-want-to-stay-here-forever appeal. This really is a very special part of Wales. Take a look around.
Top 5 Holiday Cottages in Barmouth
From: £43 / night
SLEEPS 2 | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | NEAR PUB | REAL FIRE
Moelfre, Self Catering Barn Dyffryn Ardudwy, named after the mountain behind the cottage, is a one bedroom barn conversion on a working welsh hill farm. It’s difficult for me to be objective when describing Moelfre as it’s one of the self catering cottages that we let out ourselves here at Byrdir. But I hope you’ll agree when I say they’re nicely furnished and decorated. We’re certainly very proud with the way they’ve turned out.
Price From £57 / Night
Sleeps 4 | Farm Stay | WiFi | Near Beach | Near Pub | Real Fire
Nant, which means brook or spring in welsh and refers to the small brook that runs past this cottage, is a two bedroom self catering barn conversion in Dyffryn Ardudwy. Its difficult for me to be objective when describing Nant as its the larger of the two self catering cottages that we let out ourselves here on the farm. But I hope you’ll agree when I say they’re nicely furnished and decorated.
From: £86 / night
SLEEPS 6 + COT | FARM STAY | NEAR BEACH | REAL FIRE
Formerly the home of a sea captain sailing from Barmouth, this 3 bedroom stone cottage commands truly spectacular views over the Mawddach estuary and Cader Idris beyond. The cottage itself is a traditional build of stonewalls under a welsh slate roof. I was sold on the place before I stepped over the threshold. But I can happily report that the cottage is perfect on the inside too.
From: £129 / night
SLEEPS 10 + Cot | WiFi | NEAR BEACH | PET FRIENDLY | REAL FIRE
This bright and spacious holiday home near Barmouth commands spectacular sea views over the Cambrian Bay coastline. Clean modern living rooms, large bedrooms combined with a brilliant location make this five bedroom holiday home the perfect family getaway.
From: £207 / night
SLEEPS 14 | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | NEAR PUB | PET FRIENDLY | REAL FIRE
An Elizabethan manor house set in the beautiful Snowdonia countryside in North Wales. The architecture of this amazing property is matched by its rich and fascinating history. If only buildings could talk. The grand fireplace would reminisce how it had warmed the toes of the native princes of Wales. The oak paneled walls in the King’s Bedroom would giggle of the soft snoring of Charles II. The library would whisper of the clandestine plans of the revolutionary Owain Glyndwr and the secret staircases leading down to the servants quarters would blush with stories of flirtatious encounters.