Romantic One Bedroom Cottage Near The Beach | Derwen | Dioni

Romantic One Bedroom Cottage Near The Beach | Derwen

Derwen is a romantic one bedroom cottage near the beach in the seaside town of Fairbourne. This traditional detached stone cottage has been beautifully renovated into a very elegant space yet remains homely which will make it a very appealing bolt hole for those looking for a luxury break.


Entering through the hand crafted oak stable door brings you into an open plan sitting room and dining area with an impressive oak spiral staircase up to the first floor. The large wood burner takes centre stage in this room which gives warmth to the minimal, yet very stylish interior. Slate floors, oak beams, large sofa and lovely furniture pieces all work towards giving this space a very comfortable feel; the tide clock will no doubt come in handy when planning your beach walks and the surround sound system is going to turn those DVD evenings into more of a cinema experience!

The galley kitchen at the end of the house has everything you will need and expect, including hob, oven, dishwasher etc along with a waterfilter tap. The finish is in-keeping with the rest of the cottage; modern and minimal with a homely feel.

Up the spiral staircase takes us to a beautiful bedroom with apex ceiling, creating a lovely sense of space and light. The arched doorway to the bathroom adds to the charm of this room. Simple oak furniture and bed linen all work well together to create a very calming space. The two large wadrobes provode plenty of storage space and the remote controlled velux windows and blackout blinds will certainly help you get a good nights sleep.

The en-suite bathroom has a large walk in digital rain shower; modern fittings combined with oak fixtures again fit with the rest of the house.

The garden, home to exotic plants like jasmine, passion flowers, palms and banana plants is a lovely place to relax when taking in the evening sun with a drink on the patio.

Romantic One Bedroom Cottage Near The Beach | DerwenRomantic One Bedroom Cottage Near The Beach | Derwen

Property Details

Sleeps  2

Pets  No

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  Not Provided

Bedrooms  1 Bedroom: Kingsize

Bathrooms  1 Bathroom: Bath, Separate Shower Cubicle, WC & Washbasin.

Facilities  Linen, Towels, WiFi, Log Fire, Near Pub, Near Beach, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Iron and ironing board, Blu Ray DVD player, Stereo, 5.1 Surround System, Remote controlled Velux Window and Blackout Blinds In Bedroom, Remote Controlled Lighting Throughout property, Mobile phone reception. Under floor heating both downstairs and upstairs. Private Garden, On street parking.

Please note that during the winter months an initial supply of logs will be provided, additional logs are available from local shops.

This cottage is not suitable for disabled guests.


Derwen is located near the beach in Fairbourne, a lovely seaside town situated on the south bank of the Mawddach Estuary. The blue flag beach makes for great beach days and is especially good for watersports such as windsurfing and sailing. The famous Fairbourne Narrow Gauge Steam Railway still runs daily.

This part of southern Snowdonia has spectacular landscape making it a walkers paradise. Less crowded than the slopes of Snowdon, the mountains in this part of the national park provide a real opportunity to explore the true wilderness of Wales.

A short 10 minute drive will take you into the more populated town of Dolgellau. Steeped in welsh history the town hosts a farmers market and is home to some delightful shops cafes and pubs. Corris, another nearby village, has the well known ‘Centre for Alternative Technology’ as well as a small craft village and ‘King Arthurs Labyrinth’, an underground tour certain to capture a child’s imagination.

The popular seaside towns of Aberdyfi and Towyn are a short drive to the south west. Bala, to the east, is famous for its fishing and whitewater rafting and the world renowned mountain biking trails of Coed Y Brenin are about 30 minutes to the north.


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  1. Jo Tometzki says:

    Many thanks for your lovely review Helen and Neil.

    We are pleased you found a new area of Wales to explore and that you loved the cottage. Thanks for the bathroom compliments. It is definitely a place to linger longer!

    You were delightful guests and we hope to see you again in the future.

    Also, keep an eye open for our new property coming on board with Dioni in September. Sleeps 4. Also wonderful for 2. It is called “The Old Library”. Full of history and in the beautiful village of Llanbedr with the best view in town, looking straight over the river, bridge and the Victoria Inn. Very luxurious. We all deserve a bit of affordable luxury!

    Best wishes

    Jo and John

  2. Helen & Neil 23rd August 2020

    The cottage is gorgeous ! Very clean and modern with everything you need for a relaxing week away from home.
    I especially loved the bath and walk in shower !
    We’re very familiar with North Wales but it was lovely to come to a different area which has lots to do and some great walks and amazing scenery.
    The weather was a bit mixed but we didn’t mind and it was quite a relief after the hot weather in the south.
    Many thanks to John & Jo for the lovely treats !

  3. Nia and Alex says:

    We have fallen in love with this cottage! Very warm, cosy and clean and everything is of an exceptional quality. Although on a main road, it’s very quiet and a great place to relax and unwind. The welcome gifts were a nice addition and really appreciated. Lovely places to visit nearby by car, train or a nice walk. We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend break and highly recommend this cottage.

    1. Jo Tometzki says:

      Many thanks for your review Nia and Alex.

      We are delighted to read that you fell in love with Tan Y Dderwen and that you had a lovely, relaxing break.

      Thanks also for leaving the cottage so tidy. It was a pleasure to be your host and we hope to welcome you again.

      In the meantime we send our best wishes for a very Happy Christmas.

      Jo and John


    The cottage was lovely – warm and confortable. The high specifications of the bathroom, lights and surround-sound ststem make the place a real treat. Both John and Jo were very helpful when we made enquiries about local places that have gluten free food. The special touches of tea, coffee, milk, prosecco and GLUTEN FREE chocolate cake were very welcome. The area has lots to do, with walks, a railway station, close proximity to Barmouth and places like Portmeirion too. John and Jo have provided a folder full of information as well as plenty of leaflets under the coffee table which make planning activities so easy.
    We enjoyed our short break. Thank you Jo and John.

    1. Jo Tometzki says:

      Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review Sukhjinder. We are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your short break at Tan Y Dderwen.

      We are pleased that you liked the cottage and found lots of interesting things to do.

      Many thanks for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. We hope to welcome you back again-maybe you will be able to linger longer next time. The cottage is lovely all year round for both short and longer breaks. Very nice in the Winter with the large fireplace and log burner. It has a very festive feel in the Winter.

      With our Best Wishes

      Jo and John

  5. Karen & ED Bunn says:

    What an amazing cottage, beautifully clean, warm and comfortable, Ed and I instantly felt at home. It’s perfectly situated for exploring this area if Wales by foot, car and train. The Mawddach Trail with a stop at the George for dinner was our “Forever Remember Day”. We had a fantastic week, thank you for sharing this delightful cottage with us.

  6. Karen & Ed Bunn says:

    What can I say, from the moment Ed and I walked into this beautiful cottage we knew we would have a wonderful time. The cottage was clean warm and very compfortable, it was perfectly placed to explore this part of Wales from either car, foot or train. We walked the Mawddach Trail stopping at the George for a lovely dinner this was our “Always remember day”. The weather was kind to us and we managed to walk every day. Thank you for sharing your beautiful cottage with us, we would recommend it to ALL couples looking for a totally relaxing holiday.

    1. Jo Tometzki says:

      Many thanks for your very lovely review Karen and Ed. Also for your very eloquent words in our Guest Book at the cottage, which we enjoyed reading. We are so pleased you loved your stay.

      I agree that the location is very convenient for getting about. Railway, car or foot- the choice is yours. There are plenty of walks straight from the front door.
      I’m pleased you enjoyed the Mawddach Trail and a stop at the beautiful George. It’s a favourite walk of ours too and you can never tire of it. And, yes, I think it’s the play of light at every twist and turn.

      Thank you for your recommendation and it was a pleasure to share the cottage with you. We hope all of our guests get to love Tan Y Dderwen and Wales as much as we do.

      We hope to see you again soon.

      Best wishes

      Jo and John

  7. Pauline Edgar says:

    Cottage is lovely and beautifully thought out. Details like the welcoming fizz and chocolate cake alongside practical pint of milk were delightful.

    Maybe just a place to put wet shoes & coat in event of rain or wall to beach? A coatstand or similar means we wouldn’t drip on the lovely floor too much.

    But if that’s all you can think to say then the cottage is pretty much pitch perfect isn’t it!

    1. Jo Tometzki says:

      Many thanks for your kind review Pauline.

      We are delighted you had a lovely holiday and that you enjoyed staying at our cottage. So glad you enjoyed your walks on Fairbourne beach. It is quite a spiritual location. Lovely to walk along the water’s edge and very peaceful. Food for the soul:)

      Best Wishes

      Jo and John

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