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. Lorraine, Ivor + Megan + Gran, Ayrshire says:

    It would be unfair, if I didn’t take the time to give feedback, on what was a wonderful holiday, at Laundry Cottage, especially after the owners took the time to add all the extra special touches which made us feel so welcome. We stayed for 2 weeks (1st July-15th July), with only 2 days rain in all that time, which was an unexpected bonus. The cottage was a delight, it reminded us of the ‘Milly Molly Mandy” stories, especially when carrying on a conversation from the upstairs window, with someone in the garden. Everything had been chosen to give maximum comfort for its guests, and the house seemed to welcome us. Our daughter, who is 13years, originally thought she couldn’t survive for 2 weeks without internet access, but eventually she discovered that there were other things she could do, just as much fun, such as, exploring the variety of walks through the woods and fields, playing bat and ball, going on train rides, up and down the coast, and the visit to CAT was a revelation, where she really took an interest in the work being done there. We were wishing we had brought our SKY card with us, as we could have taken advantage of our subscription, but it was no big deal, as we didn’t go on holiday to watch TV! My husband loved being able to set off from the cottage to explore all the hills behind us, I loved being able to swim in the lovely beaches, every day, apart from one day (a rainy/windy day), and my Mum just enjoyed having a lovely holiday, seeing different things, and finding, that she could still accomplish some of the hillwalks in the area (not bad for an octogenarian). We came home refreshed, rested, and inspired to return again. Thank you so much.

  2. Carol, Sara and Harris the dog says:

    We had a really lovely, relaxing holiday. Laundry cottage is the perfect gettaway and the walks around the cottage were fantastic. We were so lucky with the weather and made the most of going to the beaches. Every time Harris see’s the car he thinks he’s back off to Laundry cottage……….how great to be able to take him with us. We’ll be back 🙂

  3. Neil & Kerry (plus 2 dogs) - Herefordshire says:

    We had pretty mixed weather for our week but still really enjoyed our stay. The cottage was very clean, cosy and comfortable. It is in a great location for enjoying both the hills and the coast. Whenever the weather was poor up at the cottage the beach and dunes just a mile or so away always seemed to be dry and bright so we made the most of long walks there. Got up into the Rhinogs on a couple of occassions which despite their relatively low height compared to some other parts of Snowdonia still offer dramatic views and are a great workout for both humans and the dogs. Especially if you do a circuit of Rhinog Fawr and Rhinog Fach from Maes-y-garnedd Farm in Cwm Nantcol (Parking at the farm is £2 but well worth it to avoid a very long walk in on the road.)
    I would definitely recommend this cottage for anyone interested in a bit of peace and quiet with empty hills and huge beaches on your doorstep. Yet it still has very easy access to all necessary amenities such as supermarkets, petrol stations etc all within 5 miles or so.

  4. RTaylor Bristol says:

    Laundry Cottage is a lovely, cozy cottage surrounded by woods to the front and wonderful wild hills to the back. You can walk out the front door in the morning and decide whether you want a beach walk along long sandy beaches that stretch all the way to Harlech or whether you want to see birds of prey, lambs, rugged hills and waterfalls…the location is idyllic.
    The cottage is very well kept and very clean. There is a gas burner (that looks like a coal fire so warm and cozy without any hassle) and a super upstairs double bedroom. It is quite small downstairs (especially the bathroom, and possibly not suitable for very young children or people with mobility issues) but delightful and even better, when it’s sunny, you can sit outside with your morning coffee and look out over fields and woods listening to the birds….fabulous.
    When we arrived there was a lovely welcome – a friendly postcard welcoming us there and lots of treats laid out for us including Bara Brith, milk, tea etc. – everything a tired traveller needs. If you tired and stressed and want to be somewhere quiet but not remote, this is your oasis. I really recommend this idyllic place.

  5. Doran, Kerry & Rio, Notts says:

    We had a lovely short break at the end of February. The cottage is an amazing property, so full of character and the surroundings aren’t half bad either!
    We managed to sufficiently wear our dog Rio out with a couple of long walks.
    With the stove burning away in the evening the cottage was cosy and very well stocked with all that is needed for a long weekend stay.
    We will hope to be back again perhaps for longer next time!

  6. Doran, Kerry & Rio, Notts says:

    We booked a short stay at the end of February.
    We were looking for a quiet and cosy retreat and we certainly weren’t disappointed.
    Laundry Cottage is small but perfectly formed and is oozing character.
    We were fortunate with the weather but the stove was able to warm the room most adequately.
    The house was perfect for a couple + dog but would be suitable for a small family i’m sure.
    The driveway leading up to Cors Y Gedol is quite long, so unless you are keen to walk, most journeys out will involve the car. However, there are some lovely walks to be taken around the area.
    The welcome basket with cup cakes, tea and coffee was also a nice touch.
    We will hopefully return for a longer stay!

  7. Mark, Preston says:

    Enjoyed the wine, found out that coop crisps are really good, snowdrops in abundance and the weather was surprisingly good. A pleasant stay, thank you.

  8. Rachael & Simon, Stoke Poges says:

    SnowdropsWe had a magical Valentine’s break in this beautiful cottage located in the grounds of the old Manor. Cosy, thoughtful welcome pack left for weary travellers and ideally located. Totally relaxing. Stunning snowdrops in bloom when we were there. Loved it. Hope to return soon.

  9. Jackie and John says:

    What a lovely cottage. Compact and
    cosy. So relaxing! Walked to the post office and back
    on Saturday morning then walked to the train station and back in the afternoon. Legs
    still aching but had a fantastic time!

  10. Samantha Groves, Manchester says:

    We have to got back from a lovely four night stay at the Laundry cottage.
    Great little cottage everything we needed and more including a lovely welcome pack left by the owners was very much appreciated. My husband sat down and ate the biscuits the first night 🙂
    We loved the location and we enjoyed watching the local friendly horses, who were there to greet us each morning.
    We would definatly like to come back again.

  11. Andrea Stewart, Teddington says:

    We stayed at the cottage in November, it was just picture-perfect, snow on the ground and no-one around except the friendly horse! so romantic and such a lovely hide-away for stressed out townies!
    The cottage itself was fantasic for a couple and had everything that was needed, including a wonderful welcome pack which included lovely homemade mince pies!
    Loved it so much, want to go back next winter.

  12. Elizabeth Mackenzie, Buxton, Derbyshire says:

    SnowdropsWe stayed at this charming and very comfortable cottage from 22- 26 November 2010. It reminded us of a house in a Hans Christian Anderson fairytale, the staircase and beams in the main bedroom are great! We enjoyed sitting by the large fireplace and appreciated the cake and wine that were left for us by our helpful hosts. The linen, decor and kitchenware were all of good quality. There were also good books and DVD’s on offer.

    The cottage is just 2 miles from the beach, 2 miles from a shop, walking distance to the pub and located by some woodland that we also walked through. We really enjoyed our days out to Snowdon and Harlech Castle. We can highly recommend this cottage and felt very at home there.

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