Luxury Two Bedroom Holiday Cottage with Hot Tub and Sea Views | Y-Ddol | Dioni

Luxury Two Bedroom Holiday Cottage with Hot Tub and Sea Views | Y-Ddol

Y-Ddol, a luxury two bedroom holiday cottage with hot tub and sea views is a beautiful, modern barn conversion set in-between Harlech and Barmouth making it perfectly located for exploring Snowdonia. Slate floors and minimalist interior give this holiday cottage an ultra modern feel and the floor to ceiling windows with sea views give it that unique and very special point of difference.

Luxury Two Bedroom Holiday Cottage with Hot Tub and Sea Views | Y-Ddol

As you come into the open-plan kitchen, diner and sitting room, the vaulted ceilings and chic furniture give a real sense of space. The underfloor heating and log burner provide warmth, and add to the inviting and cosy feel of the cottage. To the far right is the sitting room area where you’ll find the all important sea views along with the log burner, comfortable sofas and large TV. The oversized lampshades and over hanging lamps are a really great touch as are the splashes of colour from the beautiful vases and soft furnishings.

The warm slate tiles continue through into the kitchen dining area and are beautifully complimented by high gloss white kitchen units. A central island adds character as does the wooden lighting beam above it. The dining table and chairs are all in keeping with the rest of the room with their modern minimalistic design.

From the kitchen, we continue through to the bedroom area. A double and a twin; both beautifully finished and the backlit headboards would not look out of place in a swish boutique hotel. The bathroom has a large walk-in shower and continues with the slate grey theme of the rest of the house.

Outside is just as beautiful as inside! The wood burning hot tub is a fantastic feature and looks out onto the fields and the sea beyond. A spacious patio area with barbecue and seating will certainly be a place you locate to during the warm summer evenings and the hot tub will be used throughout the year; even in those colder winter months!

Luxury Two Bedroom Holiday Cottage with Hot Tub and Sea Views | Y-Ddol

Property Details

Sleeps  4 + cot

Pets  1 Max (£30 pet supplement)

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  Available on request

Bedrooms  2 Bedrooms: Bedroom 1 King size, Bedroom 2 Twin.

Bathrooms  1 Bathroom: Shower, washbasin, toilet

Facilities  Welcome pack, Linen, Towels, Cot and High Chair on request, Central Heating, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Iron and ironing board, Log Fire, Pet Friendly, Log Fire, Near Pub, Near Beach, Hot Tub, DVD player, Private Garden, Off street parking, BBQ, Assisted Wheelchair Friendly.

Cottage suitable for 'assisted' wheelchair guests, i.e. there is a ground floor bedroom and bathroom but there are some small steps.


Dyffryn Ardudwy is a great village set in between Barmouth and Harlech. There are two pubs within walking distance to the holiday cottage along with a couple of convenience stores where you can get all your groceries; one of which is an award winning butchers.

15 mins to the south will bring you to Barmouth, a fantastic quintessential seaside town with a great mix of cafes and restaurants on the harbour and is great for a bit of retail therapy. A blue flag beach is great for swimming and days on the beach and the funfair is a great part of the traditional ‘great british summer’ offering.

20 mins to the north will bring you to Porthmadog passing the famous Portmeirion Village on the way. Access to the more traditional Snowdonia villages and the Llyn Peninsula are not far where you can enjoy a whole host of activities from climbing, canyoning, Zip World adventures and Surf Snowdonia or exploring the varied and beautiful landscape and history.


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  1. Clive Brookes says:

    Fabulous cottage, lovely views, very relaxing place to be looking out of the full wall window.
    The cottage has everything you might need. Great shower.
    Nice walks down to the beach, the railway station is very close. Ideal location for visiting the area.
    Only disappointed about the hot tub, too much work to enjoy, but great feature.

  2. Catherine Lawrence says:

    We’ve just returned from a great mini break in Y Ddol. Spotlessly clean and you could never guess it was a dog friendly property no hint of previous 4 legged guests. Under floor heating was sublime as the weather was cold and blowy. Shower was fantastic (wish I could have taken it home ) The area was very quiet and picturesque. There were sheep in adjacent field just a small hop for my large dog, we had her on her lead the whole time even just walking to the car. You would need to consider carefully booking this cottage if your dog was an escape artist with a strong hunting instinct Would definitely recommend Dioni and this property x

  3. Rob says:

    Great location, beautiful views with everything you need. My family and I instantly felt at home.
    Make sure you visit the beach in Harlech and a hike around Coed Y Brenin.
    I highly recommend a stay at Y Ddol cottage. Thank you Louise for the welcome basket.

  4. Mark & Helen says:

    YDdol was absolutely lovely, the underfloor heating is so good we didn’t even fire up the log burner.

    The location is fantastic with the beach easily walkable taking us about 20mins to get there.

    Wouldn’t hesitate in returning in the future, I must admit the home made lemon drizzle cake is delicious!

  5. Dave Procter says:

    Excellent property, modern, clean and well equipt.
    A good base for exploring Snowdonia. (As well as Snowdon, give Cadair Idris a go too, fantastic scenery without the masses)
    Huge local beaches to enjoy.

    1. Lisa Naughton says:

      Stunning cottage Louise has put lots of personal touches to this beautiful home from home. The welcome pack is lovely and the beds super comfy. Such a warm cozy cottage will deffo visit again with my daughter. The Victoria Inn is well worth a visit too.

  6. Mary Robertson says:

    Just back from our second stay Y Ddol. Highly recommended!

  7. Mary Robertson says:

    Just back from our second stay in Y Ddol. Wonderful, comfortable barn in quiet but convenient location. Nearest beach is a mile away by foot, approx. 25mins, but it is a pleasant, traffic free walk. Made use of the train this time as Dyffryn station is only a 10 min walk away and whichever way you go on the train the views of sea and hills are lovely. Views from the barn are stunning, even when it is raining. And there is an excellent smart tv for cosy nights in in front of the woodburner. Would highly recommend y Ddol!

  8. The Hill Family says:

    We stayed at Y Ddol Easter Week (April 19-26) and we had wonderful weather. It is a lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. The kitchen is well equipped and well laid out, we ate at the cottage most of the time and made use of the patio with its fabulous views. The cottage is very well situated. The shops in the village are very well stocked and we found we didn’t have to go further afield for any shopping – butchers is excellent. The downsides? Not many if any – we didn’t find the beds particularly comfortable but beds are personal preference; also it would have been nice if the outside troughs were planted or even filled with slate or something as they were filled with rotting leaves and stagnant water – I’m sure this was an oversight by the owners and I wouldn’t let it put anyone off . The hot tub was a bit of a chore, but we did use it ( we followed the guidance left by a previous guest – and yes, 3 bags of logs gets it going). We would love to stay at YDdol again, but it is already booked up all summer!

  9. Michelle Goulden says:

    We had a really lovely week at Y Ddol. The cottage more than lived up to expectations with everything you needed and more. Perfect location, lovely beaches, stunning sunsets. We have recommended to friends and already planning to return

  10. Ann Jarratt says:

    Absolutely loved Y Ddol. Very comfortable living, dining and sleeping. Location was good with excellent walking from the cottage door. We did not move the car from arrival to departure. Friendly local shops met all our needs including a first class butchers.We have more of the area to explore and will return again. (and again, )

  11. Emma says:

    Just came back from a wonderful break here, (November ‘18) as a surprise for my daughters birthday.
    Such a gorgeous converted barn with lots of space! It had everything we needed; towels, washing up liquid, etc etc. There was also a lemon cake, Welsh crisps and eggs for us too.
    It was lovely and warm with underfloor heating, wood burner and comfy beds with thick duvets!
    The view from the huge window at the end was perfect for seeing the amazing sunrises and sunsets and was so peaceful with no streetlights so you could see all the stars.
    We took our two daughters for walks on the many surrounding beaches most evenings to watch the sunset and had the beach to ourselves every time! And my husband went up Snowdon which he’s always wanted to do!
    We went to Zip world for my daughters birthday, it was an hours drive from the barn but great fun! The toboggan ride was fantastic!
    In the village there’s a garage, butchers and two shops which you can walk to in few minutes.
    Barmouth was only a short drive with lots of shops, supermarket etc.
    We unfortunately couldn’t get the hot tub to heat up any more than lukewarm so couldn’t use it which was a pity but we would still love to come here again as everything else was so perfect. You have everything: Forests, beaches and mountains! We were so lucky with the weather!! Hope to return again one day!

  12. John Mead says:

    Excellent property and one we would definitely want to come back to. Plenty of space inside and out, private area, lovely views. Lovely open windows to enjoy the outside while being in although the place is very private so people can not see in easily.

    Below is our review and the information we like to know when booking a holiday location. Hope it helps…

    Heating: We did light the fire on the first night but apart from the lovely look you really don’t need to as internal (underfloor) heating was very efficient and the place was never cold.

    Kitchen: Excellent kitchen – well stocked with plenty of oven dishes and trays, excellent frying pan and stainless pans. Large fridge with separate freezer. Dishwasher, Washing machine, Full size oven and hob (both electric). Good knifes and plenty of plates, glasses, cups, knives, forks, etc.. really happy with whole kitchen and having a full size dishwasher was excellent (was like being at home – we normally bring our own fry pan and knifes but did not need to here). Look out for metal oven dishes in space above fridge as easy to miss.

    Patio / Garden: All well kept. BBQ on patio (clean inside) but weather was not to kind so never used (you would need to bring/buy charcoal if you wanted to use) – four chairs with table. There was no picnic table next to drive as shown in photos (not that we would have used in November).

    Wifi: Worked ok. Was not particularly fast and on Thursday we lost connection for a few hours at a time over the whole day (maybe issue in area) – I was getting between 8 and 15 mbps down (1 or 2 up). Was good enough to use our Netflix in the evenings but patience was required at times. Our phones were all on EE and there was no network 4G or 3G. Had a couple of calls but they were poor quality but found when we were out in the area and the phone said 3G or 4G it was still not working?

    General: Supplies are excellent. There was toilet roll, shampoo, body wash, soap, washing liquid, dishwasher tablets, washing powder, and probably more I can remember or never saw. Even a couple of games under the well sized TV (was also a DVD player (never used)).

    There have been a few comment previously about the hot tub and these had made us slightly concerned prior to our visit so thought I would give our experience in detail so other do not worry like we did – our visit was November 2018 and the weather was around 8/9 Degrees C.

    Logs – owner left what would be about a bag full. More bags are available from Texaco garage in village or Spar shop opposite. Bags of logs are £4 (cash only) from garage or £3.90 from shop (we found bag from shop was slightly denser wood so burned longer). Kindling wood – owner left enough for couple of lights, bags available from garage at £3 (cash). Firefighters – owner left a few but these are sold in shop £1.50 for box of twelve.

    Day one – lit at 5.30am and kept stocked up with logs. At 10:00 we tried tub, was warm enough to sit in but not warm enough to enjoy as bottom (foot area) was cold water. Note: when stirring make sure you get the water from low down. Tried again at 13:00 and it was perfect temperature still kept putting occasional log in to keep burning. Had one last dip at 16:20 and water temp was absolutely perfect. At this point there was two small logs still burning. To this point we had used 3 bags of logs so hot tub would work out at about £12 to get going

    Following morning (Day 2) 7:00 water was still luke warm (would not have wanted to get in but probably could have) – re-lit fire at this point and we used three times today. Water temp was if anything a little to hot and at one point I added cold water. Used one bag of logs all day.

    Final Day (Day 3) – re-lit at 7.15 and was in tub at 8.45 (was warm enough but not perfect), used a few times today and at one point even had to run cold water as the temp had reached a point that was to hot. Tow logs less than a full bag today.

    Conclusion (Hot Tub) – after initial long wait and work tub needed minimal work. I would estimate 1 or 1.5 bags per day. We had four day stay and used for three days. We purchased six bags of logs (£24) and that gave us more than enough use of the tub and at temperatures that were absolutely perfect. Key with the tub is to keep the tops on when your not in and start your fire as early as possible so the water gets a chance to come back up to hot after the initial heating. When you arrive the tub is empty so fill as soon as you take over so water is at ambient temperature ready for when you start the next day o even better light the fire the afternoon you get there, and then top up before bed then the water will take less time to heat the following day.

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