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. Anita wilson says:

    What a fabulous cottage, first impression on the living space is that it’s small, but the character and quaintness soon take over. Loved my stay here, it has everything you need, it’s clean, comfortable and had a great welcome pack. would of liked a bit of information on the walks around the cottage but we soon found our way around, the silence of the surrounding area is an absolute bonus for a perfect stress free getaway.

  2. The Sheldon Family says:

    19th – 21st February 2016 – We had a lovely stay at Laundry Cottage, despite the miserable weather the cottage was the perfect cosy base for our weekend away! Its quirky features make you feel like your living in a fairytale! The welcome basket was a lovely surprise and my girls faces lit up at the sight of the chocolate cake! Overall a superb weekend away, the weather wasn’t the best but even so we still managed some walks on the beach even though you couldn’t see the wonderful scenery due to the mist! Thank you Laundry cottage x

  3. Verena Clarke says:

    We had a wonderful stay at the Laundry Cottage with our 2 dogs. The cottage is ideally located, close to the beach and lovely woodland walks. The enclosed garden was great for the dogs. The cottage is unique and oozes character. The welcome basket with crisps, cakes and wine was a lovely surprise. This is a perfect place for total relaxation. We are already thinking about coming back in spring or summertime.

  4. Melanie and Graham says:

    We had a wonderful stay over Christmas 2015 with our dogs. Everything you need for a fabulous holiday is on your doorstep – beach, mountains, woodland. Fabulous butcher/Spar in Dyffryn Ardudwy for all your food needs, and lovely cafes and shops in Harlech. Thank you to for the thoughtful wine and cake on arrival, plus the beautiful Christmas decorations – wonderful!

  5. Joan Joyce says:

    We loved our stay at Laundry Cottage in spite of the awful weather. The cottage was charming and cosy, everything we needed for a break! The welcome pack was the best we had ever seen!

  6. Samantha says:

    We had a wonderful weekend at Laundry cottage, such a beautiful place!
    The welcome basket of treats and wine was a lovely surprise, thank you!
    P.s our 6 year didn’t want to come home and leave the ponies in the field.
    We will be booking again

  7. Ric and Silvie, Shropshire says:

    Just back from 2 weeks in Snowdonia with Laundry Cottage as our base – the perfect retreat at the end of the day. Beautiful setting, nice and secluded but not too far from civilisation for essentials or a drink in the pub. Fabulous walks on the doorstep, just lock the door and head for the hills, with Snowdon etc. a little further afield. Blessed with great weather and wonderful clear skies (so many stars). Definitely recommended.

  8. Karen Roberts says:

    Loved our stay in this cosy characterful and well equipped cottage.

    peace and tranquillity in a beautiful woodland setting.

    will be recommending to friends and family.

    perfect retreat.

  9. KATHY LOGIE says:

    Just returned from Laundry Cottage and what a lovely relaxing time we had, the bed was very comfortable and warm spotlessly clean and very quirky. We were lucky with the weather had a heatwave beaches were amazing local walks wonderful with our dog Maddie, waterfalls beaches and very close to most tourist attractions what more could you ask for thank you very much I almost forgot thank you for the wine, biscuits, crisps, milk and flowers most welcome

  10. Mr & Mrs Taylor says:

    Although we loved Laundry Cottage I do have to say that the cleaning left alot to be desired and I do think that it should be made clear that this cottage is not suitable for elderly or disabled people. As we are both well over the age of 75 we just would not attempt the staircase up to the main bedroom and so stayed in the ground floor twin room which also had a very steep step up to it but this is not to say it isnt a lovely little cottage.

  11. Pauline and Gordon addis says:

    We have just returned after 3 lovely days staying at laundry cottage, we fell in love with it ,it’s in such an beautiful setting ,the cottage was comfortable and cosy no complaints here ! So much so we have already booked it again for next year ,we took our dog ted with us so we explored the beautiful woodland walks which sit right on the doorstep so so pretty ,also thankyou for the lovely welcome pack.

  12. Vanessa & Del Carty says:

    We stayed in April this year for a weekend and had a fabulous time. From the welcome pack to the warm fire any comfy bedrooms it was a real treat. Everything had been thought of to make it a home from home. Our two dogs (Bailey & Alfie) loved it too and the enclosed garden was ideal. The only complaint is that we had not booked for longer but we will definitely be booking again.

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