Elegant Holiday Cottage On The Banks Of The River Artro | Artro | Dioni

Elegant Holiday Cottage On The Banks Of The River Artro | Artro

With stunning views and close to some truly beautiful natural landmarks, this four bedroom, elegant holiday cottage on the banks of the River Artro is a fantastic getaway. Nestled on the outskirts of the beautiful village of Llanbedr, Artro is only a couple of miles from Cwm Bychan and the famous Roman Steps leading into the Rhinog mountains.

Elegant Holiday Cottage on the Banks of the River Artro

The drive up to the cottage from the main road is beautiful; a tree-lined, winding road running along the river Artro. The house itself is a traditional white building with a slate roof, which is synonymous with the area – beautifully renovated, it is light, spacious and modern.

You come into the cottage directly into the main hallway. To the left is the open plan kitchen, dining room and the main sitting room. To the right is a sitting room come sunroom – complete with sofa, reading chair and log burner, it is a great place to sit and read or just sit and take in the beautiful views through the bay windows. There is also a small TV here which makes it a great room for the kids to escape to when they want some downtime away from the adults!

Into the main room, the sitting room area has lots of sofa space, log burner and TV. You also have another set of bay windows that look out over the river and out onto the mountains beyond. Through an open arch brings you into the dining area. Consisting of a traditional farm style dining table that comfortably seats eight, it looks out from the huge windows that run along the width of the wall where there are more beautiful views to be had.

The kitchen is spacious with white wooden units, thick oak tops and, butler sink. The slate floors keep with those traditional elements. The bar that separates the dining room also works as an additional dining space with the bar stools – this is also a great place for those who are keeping the designated ‘cook’ company to sit and have a drink! New appliances and everything you need to cater for your group is here. There is a laundry room and ground floor WC that lead off from the kitchen.

The master bedroom is located on the ground floor. You will probably have to draw straws for this room, I won’t lie. An en-suite bathroom with a bath and shower, there is also a separate seating area that looks out through the french windows that lead out to your own patio area – it is truly idyllic. Using neutral tones with wooden panelled walls, the room is light, airy and relaxing to be in.

Upstairs brings you to the other three bedrooms – two doubles and a twin. All the rooms are beautifully decorated using modern, neutral colours for both the soft furnishings and on the walls – as with the downstairs bedroom they all feel calm, light and airy. There is a family bathroom on this floor with a shower over bath arrangement, WC and washbasin.

Elegant Holiday Cottage On THe Banks Of The River Artro | Artro

Elegant Holiday Cottage On THe Banks Of The River Artro | Artro

Property Details

Sleeps  8 + Cot

Pets  2 Max (£30 per pet)

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  Provided (no cot linen provided)

Bedrooms  4 Bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Ground floor King Size Bed. Bedroom 2: King Size Bed. Bedroom 3: King Size Bed. Bedroom 4: Two Single Beds.

Bathrooms  3 Bathrooms: Bathroom 1: Ensuite with separate bath and shower, wc and washbasin. Bathroom 2: First floor shower over the bath, wc, washbasin. Bathroom 3: Ground floor wc and washbasin.

Facilities  Welcome pack, Linen, Towels, Cot, High Chair, Central Heating, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Iron and ironing board, DVD player, Books, DVD Library, Private Garden, Enclosed garden, Off street parking, BBQ, Bike Storage.

***Please note on payment of balance a £200 security deposit will be pre-authorised on your card. This will be released in full after a post-departure inspection (usually within 5 working days).***


Pentre Gwynfryn is located just outside Llanbedr and is one of the area’s hidden gems. The cottage itself has its own patio which looks out over the river, forests and mountains beyond. There are numerous walks right from the door step.

A 10-minute drive will take you up to Cwm Bychan, a large lake which is also the entry point for the famous Roman Steps walk which takes you into the Rhinog Mountains. There are some beautiful stops on the way up to the lake where you can stop off and swim in small pools, one of which has a set of three small waterfalls – it’s a local’s place they like to keep secret!

10 minutes away in the next valley is home to the famous Nantcol Waterfalls. There is a campsite here, but a nominal parking fee and they will give you access to the waterfalls. During the summer months, they have a pizza company that comes to make pizza by the river – make a point of doing this, it’s great, especially if you have children in the mix.

20 minutes to the south will bring you to Barmouth. Blue flag beaches and a traditional seaside town with a funfair, a fantastic range of shops, cafes, restaurants and, harbour make it a great day out. Further along will bring you to Dolgellau which is home to Coed Y Brenin mountain biking centre, the mecca of mountain biking. There are 8 trails ranging from blue to black so there is something for everyone. There are also running and walking trails.

North from the cottage brings you to Harlech with the castle, a stunning sandy beach, Royal St Davids golf course, and a climbing wall for those rainy days. Homemade cakes, ice cream and some lovely independent gift and antique shops make this a lovely place to spend some time.

In terms of the bigger attractions, you are 30 minutes from one of Zip World locations and Portmeirion Village. An hour will bring you to Betws Y Coed, Slate Mountain and the other Zip World locations, The National White Water Centre and Surf Snowdonia.


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  1. Simply Wow. What a place to stay and for the icing on the cake a great weeks weather for middle of October. Artro is a beautiful home tucked away with only the sound of the odd car and the river meandering down the hillside. Beautiful well equipped house in stunning grounds. Lovely owners nearby and very happy to help. Highly recommend.

  2. Carrie Lewis says:

    What a beautiful house in a stunning part of the world.
    We even had the most amazing weather for the entire week so couldn’t have asked for more.
    Lots to do and see in the area. Gorgeous, almost deserted, beaches, excellent walking for the more energetic amongst us, castles and, last but not least, Zip World. Apparently, it was AWESOME and an experience that will last a lifetime. (I stayed at the house with the dog!)
    Thank you Sioned and Henrique – the house was perfect and we hope to come back again some time x

  3. Stephen and Claire Hook says:

    Dear Dioni team,

    We stayed at the lovely Artro cottage last week (4th to 11th September) and thoroughly enjoyed our family holiday. The cottage is absolutely key to our enjoyment of our family holiday! The Artro cottage was beautiful and had everything we could possibly need. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend it to friends and family. We thank you for arranging the booking for us.
    Thank you again for a wonderful holiday
    Kind regards,

    Stephen and Claire Hook, and boys, George (plus Hannah), Joe, Will and Giles!

  4. Julie killips says:

    Extremely well appointed Cottage with beautiful fixtures and fittings especially enjoyed all the textiles and colourfulness of the cottage. Very comfortable and spacious. Enjoyed the extra touchesSuch as the bottle of wine Bara brith And jam and honey awaiting us. As we were the first people to stay in the cottage post lockdown we were only able to enjoy four nights away but would thoroughly recommend to families.

  5. Sean Gaught says:

    Fantastic cottage. So comfortable and with garden views to take your breath away. The cottage and location provide lots of options. You can hole up and chill out in the comfortable lounges or you can wander through the amazing countryside or breathtaking beaches. It has it all. Superbly equipped, there is everything you need. A special mention for Sioned and Henrique – they were so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Perfect hosts. We are definitely coming back!

  6. Eric Latusek says:

    A really wonderful cottage with lovely views. Extremely comfortable with great attention being given to the quality of the furnishings and decoration. What an amazing place in which to spend our holiday! We all enjoyed ourselves so much. Thank you Sioned and Henrique for your very warm welcome and hospitality throughout our stay. So much to see and do in the local area. But also so good to just relax in front of the wood burning stove. We look forward to another visit!

  7. Amy Donaldson says:

    Wonderful holiday in a well equipped house. A lovely walk to the waterfalls from the house and the coastline had some wonderful beaches that our dogs adored running along. Sioned and Henrique were wonderful hosts.

  8. Anne Whiting says:

    The description is very accurate One of the most relaxing well equipped property we have ever stayed in. Thank you

  9. Gemma says:

    We stopped in this lovely cottage for 5 nights at the end of July 2019. The house is beautifully decorated and had just about everything that we needed.
    The house itself is in a lovely quiet location but only a short drive to the local pubs/ restaurant.
    We were lucky enough to get a hot enough day to visit the beach which was only a short drive, so perfect for us.
    All in all a lovely holiday

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