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. Karen Roberts says:

    Our third stay at this beautiful little cottage. Grateful for the lovely welcome pack, a really nice personal touch.

    We appreciate the age of the property and feel very lucky to get the chance to stay.

    As a family we have been walking past the cottage for many years. Part of the picturesque walk that starts near the Inn in Talybont, and meanders up through the ancient woodland.

    The setting is just wonderful for a peaceful break away. Looking forward to the next time.

  2. Paul baker says:

    This was our second time at the cottage and it was as good as the first time if not better.The welcome pack was very well appreciated as usual.Only one negative is that the wire on the gate didn’t keep our little yorkies in the gap was too big definitely go back next year

  3. Sue Foster says:

    Lovely little cottage. My only niggle was the shower but think this is a water pressure problem so would really recommend this is sorted asap.

  4. Sue King says:

    We’ve just had a great week at Laundry Cottage. The cottage was lovely, just perfect for us and the dogs. Our youngest terrier was fascinated by the ‘neigh’bouring ponies, who, we discovered, seemed to like the sound of harmonica playing! Beaches were large, sandy and generally not overly busy, though there were a few more jellyfish on them later in the week. Also nice to have a woodland/river walk to do straight from the front door.
    Thanks to Helen for sorting out the DVD player for us so promptly and the lovely welcome basket.
    We would love to come and stay again in the future.

  5. Glen harrison says:

    What a fantastic little cottage this is everything you need is here and with a nice welcome pack too.we loved the tranquillity of the place,all you could hear first thing in the morning and last thing at night was birdsong. Will definitely come back.the only negative thing I have to say is that the fence surrounding the garden needs sorting as our little dog could get under the fence and gate.having read the visitors book this has been a concern of other visitors since 2014 and feel the owners should be acting on it. After all it does say enclosed and pet friendly.

  6. Karen & Ade Cheshire says:

    Just returned from four lovely days at Laundry cottage a true “Hobbit House” we loved its quirky charm. Easy access into the hills. The birds singing each morning was the only sounds we heard.

  7. Paul baker says:

    We had a lovely time the cottage was first class it was clean and tidy the welcome pack was a very nice gesture and appreciated we will definitely come again

  8. Bill and ann says:

    What a brilliant cottage
    Everything you need for a relaxing break it’s a credit to everyone involved and on top of that the weather
    Was suberb

  9. Fiona Moffatt says:

    We have just returned home from spending a week in Laundry Cottage, what a fantastic little cottage in a beautiful location. The welcome pack was lovely and thoroughly appreciated.
    The cottage is really well located to see the lovely countryside, we loved Harlech which is only a short drive away. We had some lovely walks on the local beach and our 2 dogs are very happy and tired at having some fab walks through the old wood and surrounding countryside.
    The cottage was very well equipped, comfortable and clean, my only negative comment was that the fridge was really iced up and lots of black mould on the door seal.
    Lots to see and do in the area and jaw dropping scenery all around.
    We were very lucky with the weather and had only one day of slight rain, which stopped as soon as we got out of the car in Conwy!
    It is my first time in North Wales and cannot recommend it enough, thank you, we will be back.
    Fiona, Nick, Dylan and Eddie.

  10. Brian Mather says:

    Hi, I rented the cottage for friends from France who were holidaying with us. They absolutely loved the cottage and its situation. Very special place.

  11. Annlouise says:

    What a wonderful cottage in a beautiful part of the world- a lovely first holiday with our 5month old son. Great walks on the doorstep and loads to do in the area. We particularly enjoyed our time in Badmouth.

  12. Linda says:

    We were very lucky with the weather during our stay at Laundry cottage last week. Very quirky cottage with many unique character features in a lovely area. Everything you need is available and the cottage is ideally situated for walking and site seeing. Excellent walks from the cottage. If you do want to use public transport – we found that the best way was to walk down to Taly Bont via the woods (about 200 yards down from the cottage – footpath sign on the left hand side). The climb there and back is nowhere near as steep as the main driveway and you come out very close to the bus stop or, if you prefer, the rail station. It is a good walk (15 mins) but very pleasant.

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