Romantic Self Catering Cottage in Dyffryn Ardudwy | Laundry-Cottage

Romantic Self Catering Cottage in Dyffryn Ardudwy | Laundry-Cottage

Laundry-Cottage is a romantic self-catering cottage in Dyffryn Ardudwy and just oozes character. A unique 14th Century stone built cottage with its original inglenook, hand carved oak beams and a spiral stone staircase. You can almost taste the history in this place. The cottage sits within the grounds of an Elizabethan Manor House, Cors Y Gedol, which was built in 1576 by Richard Vaughan. And, as the name suggest, was used as a laundry for the grand house. But don’t worry, you won’t be asked to do any of the ironing during your stay.

Laundry-Cottage | Romantic Self Catering Cottage in Dyffryn Ardudwy

As you walk in through the front door the kitchen and dining area is to your left and the sitting area is to your right. The kitchen is simple but well equipped. The sitting area is comfortable and the living flame gas fire set in the impressive inglenook gives the room that sort of natural focus point. Little things like the material for the hand made curtains and cushions have obviously been carefully selected and add a touch of class to the property. A whitewashed stone corridor leads off to the ground floor twin bedroom and bathroom. Mind your head! Some guests could argue that the bathroom next door is a bit small. But I guess big bathrooms weren’t a priority during the 14th Century, and I think it actually adds to the character of the cottage.

The stone spiral staircase then leads up to a large first floor bedroom. The original cruck timber frame painted black is offset by the whitewashed walls. The irregular lines and texture are a real welcome contrast to today’s straight edges and wipe down surfaces. Perhaps the cleaners wouldn’t agree. Anyway, I could go on about this cottage for ages but I’m worried I’d bore you. 14th Century, stone spiral staircase in the grounds of and Edwardian Manor House. What more do you want?!

Romantic Self Catering Cottage in Dyffryn Ardudwy | Laundry-Cottage

Property Details

Sleeps  4 +cot

Pets  2 Max (£30 per pet)

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  Provided on request

Bedrooms  2 Bedrooms. Bedroom 1: Spacious double bedroom. Bedroom 2: Twin bedroom, ground floor.

Bathrooms  Bathroom 1: Shower cubicle, toilet and wash hand basin.

Facilities  Log burner effect gas fire, electric cooker and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, Iron, fridge with freezer compartment, TV and DVD player, WiFi, CD player, hair dryer, private parking, private enclosed gardens, pet friendly, woodland walk to the pub.


The directions to this romantic self catering cottage reads “turn right in the village through the gated entrance. Proceed up the drive for just over a mile..” I should add of course that the ‘gated entrance’ is the original stone structures erected by Richard Vaughan in 1576. The 1.5 mile drive is as straight as an arrow and leads directly to the Hall at the far end. It’s flanked by ancient woods on both sides and the wide grass verges are covered with snowdrops and daffodils in the springtime.

The cottage itself has a large private lawned area which looks out over a field and then some woodland. Beyond that you’ve got the 7 miles of sandy coastline that stretches from Harlech to the north down to Barmouth in the south. The rugged Rhinog mountains provide a back drop to the property and presents a true wilderness for keen walkers. A couple of pubs in the village both serving food. But probably a bit too far to walk after dark.

A quick internet search will show that there are lots of things to do in the area. Adrenaline educing activities as well as more relaxed pastimes. Sites of special historic interest as well as sites of special scientific interest. The world’s your lobster as my gran once said.


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  1. Bob Smith says:

    Our second time here in this lovely cottage away from it all. The weather was better than last year, we even had a couple of days of sunshine that we could sit out in. There was plenty of birdlife to watch in the garden and surrounding trees- robins, finches, tits even a buzzard that perched in a nearby tree for about half an hour, we heard but never spotted woodpeckers. The cottage is full of character and has pretty much everything you need for a short stay (could do with bigger bowls for soups/stews etc but that’s the only minor gripe) and is about midway between Barmouth and Harlech for shopping and beaches. We will almost certainly be booking again for next year. Diolch

  2. Bob Smith says:

    A lovely cottage, full of character and very cosy. We appreciated the welcome pack and the cottage is well equipped. We spent five nights here and the weather was variable but that’s par for the course in Wales in October. It’s not far to Barmouth and there are plenty of walks in the area. There were two Shetland ponies in the adjoining field who were very entertaining!
    I’m pretty sure we’ll be booking again for next year.

  3. Amanda Pattenden says:

    Just arrived home from our second stay at Laundry Cottage. We have had such an amazing, restful time. The weather has been just wonderful with just one overcast day.
    The cottage is just great. Quaint and comfy and the perfect base for explorations and adventures. Great walks from the cottage through ancient woodlands alongside bubbling rivers and up over the hills. Evenings spent walking up behind the cottage to view the stunning sunsets.
    Everything you could need was provided for and everything I forgot, I found !
    The welcome pack is such a treat and really was an invitation to enjoy, so we did !
    We will be back : )
    Andy, Amanda & Chilli Dog x

  4. Angela Hawke says:

    Another lovely holiday at Laundry Cottage. The weather was very mixed this time, but we walked in the woods on the really rainy days, up the hill on the better days, and on the beach on the sunniest days. We really appreciated the generous welcome pack, having arrived quite late. Hope to be back again.

  5. Doran says:

    Our third time back at Laundry Cottage and still as charming and idealic as ever. Didn’t matter that the weather was cold and sometimes wet. We’re able to get cosy, comfy and relax. Still got to Llanberis to see some snow on snowdon. Hope to be back soon.
    Doran, Kerry and Rust

  6. Sue Harwood says:

    Friendly welcome to lovely cosy cottage, very warm and with plenty of hot water. The log effect gas fire heated the main room in moments. The only constructive reservation I can think of is to say the bathroom and shower are both quite basic. Excellent wifi. A great base to explore the area.

  7. Angela Hawke says:

    It’s the fairy-tale cottage of your dreams: private and peaceful, full of character, cosy and comfortable. Best of all, there are stunning walks right from the front door — over the hills on the brighter days, and through the woods on rainy days.

    There are endless paths from the cottage and we only scratched the surface in three weeks of exploring, although the beautiful riverside walk down to the Ysgethin Inn was well travelled. It’s just a five minute drive to a truly superb beach, and to the best butchers in the area.

    The welcome pack was evil:crumbly fudge and a giant box of maltesers, as well as wine and bara brith! The owners are great: when we had a minor problem with the shower it was sorted out really quickly, with an entirely new shower installed.

    Our dog was in heaven, although we had to close a couple of gaps in the fence after she did a runner, answering the calls of the wild hills and woods. After that we kept a close eye (and sometimes a tether) on her when she was in the garden. But that’s beagles for you. If they can go exploring, they will!

    We’re already figuring out when and how we can come back again. It was a superb holiday.

  8. Karen Roberts says:

    Another fantastic stay at this pretty fabulous cottage.
    Weather was amazing when we arrived so were more than happy to make the most of the picturesque setting by spending a peaceful few hours in the garden.
    Had a great walk the following day from the nearest beach along to Shell island and the following day spent enjoying the woodland and again just being in the cottage.
    A thoughtful welcome pack gratefully received when we arrived and the cottage was immaculately clean.
    Can’t remember how mant times we have stayed here now but it speaks for itself that we wont hesitate to book again.
    If its peace quiet and solace your after this little gem more than delivers.

    1. Sue partridge says:

      Just had the most fabulous 12 days at laundry cottage, what a gem, from the moment we arrived, a wonderful welcome pack, cottage fantastic, so quaint. In a beautiful location, I could go on about it for ages, but the only way you can get the atmosphere of this wonderful little cottage is to go see for yourself,and to top it all temperature never dropped below 25 degrees everyday we were there. And people from manor house and owners such wonderful folk.

  9. Shonagh Wilkie says:

    This cottage was fabulous! The setting was fantastic, and it was a delight to look out the windows every morning to see what the Welsh weather had in store for us! The kitchen was really well equipped – probably one of the best in terms of having all the utensils etc that you need. While small, the cottage never felt cramped – even with 4 of us. Both bedrooms were lovely and comfy – I loved the little spiral staircase up to the double bedroom. The house was lovely and warm and the log effect fire was delightful. I’d recommend guests bring slippers or non-slip socks though – the stone floors are a bit slippy. My son loved the woods nearby – brilliant for climbing trees! The local beaches are also fantastic. Definitely recommended!

  10. Chris says:

    Cottage great really enjoyed the snow..
    Could not get the TV to work but that did not matter.

    Wished this stay had been longer

  11. Catherine Booth says:

    What a lovely cottage – immaculately clean and beautifully presented and kitted out. We appreciated the red wine (how did you guess?!) and the treats. We enjoyed glorious walks through the woods and were lucky enough to get a few sunny days. Thank you very much!

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