Traditional Farmhouse Holiday Cottage with Panoramic Views | Cwm-Mawr | Dioni

Traditional Farmhouse Holiday Cottage with Panoramic Views | Cwm-Mawr

One of the best things about this traditional farmhouse holiday cottage is arriving. You climb up from the harbor town of Porthmadog into the beautiful Cwm Ystrad Llyn valley. As you turn onto a private road and cross the brow of a small hill, a wonderful panoramic view opens out in front of you. Cwm-Mawr, the only cottage in sight, is tucked away in the bottom right hand corner of this beautiful vista.

Traditional Farmhouse Holiday Cottage with Panoramic Views | Cwm-Mawr
..panoramic view..
..traditional farmhouse kitchen..
..wealth of adventure activities..

Once parked, we enter the cottage via a side door. A small entrance hall opens out onto a large kitchen diner. Every bit the traditional farmhouse kitchen this space is the heart of the house. The warming Aga cooking range and large dining table helping to create that sociable space perfect for family get-togethers. A small door leading off the kitchen brings us to a generous utility room and a convenient ground floor bathroom complete with shower cubicle.

We return to the kitchen before opening another door onto the lounge. Again, a very traditional room with two large sofas facing onto a real fire set within an inglenook fireplace. A deep-set window to the left overlooks a small lawned area with picnic bench. A second living room provides more seating. The absence of a TV in here makes the room a perfect retreat for anyone wanting to catch up on some reading or have a quiet doze.

There are three bedrooms upstairs, two doubles and a twin, ensuring the cottage can comfortably sleep up to 6 guests. All the bedrooms are very bright, airy and tastefully furnished. And all enjoy fantastic views of the surrounding countryside. A central family bathroom includes a WC, washbasin and large enameled bath.

Property Details

Sleeps  6 + Cot

Pets  1 Max (£30 per pet)

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  Provided

Bedrooms  3 Bedrooms. Bedroom 1: Double bed. Bedroom 2: Double bed. Bedroom 3: Twin beds.

Bathrooms  2 Bathrooms: Bathroom 1: Ground floor, shower cubicle, hand basin, WC; Bathroom 2: bath, hand basin, WC

Facilities  Linen and towels provided, central heating, traditional aga, electric oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, washing machine, Iron and Ironing board, cot and high chair, TV, DVD player, hairdryer, BBQ.


Cwm-Ystradllyn is one of the most beautiful and tranquil valleys in all of Snowdonia. Staying here does mean that a car is essential however. But once accustomed to the windy country lanes, a 15 minute drive will bring you back down to the bustling harbor town of Porthmadog and the popular sandy beaches of Borth Y Guest and Black Rock Sands. 20 minutes to the north is the castle town of Caernarfon which boasts a great selection of cafes, pubs and restaurants.

There is, of course, a wealth of adventure activities to be enjoyed in this part of North Wales. Mountain biking, kayaking and zip line centres are bringing more and more people to the area.

Traditional pastimes also remain popular. Keen walkers need never use the car with lots of walking routes available right from your front door. More intrepid and experienced hikers might even consider an ascent of Snowdon from the cottage via the Nantlle ridge.

The Glaslyn osprey observatory is nearby and golf can be enjoyed at Criccieth, Nefyn and or Harlech. The Welsh Highland Railway is another great day out as is the famous Italianate village of Portmeirion.


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  1. Mark says:

    Fantastic cottage in a awesome location with great views and plenty of dog walking places, would definitely consider booking again, only gripe was web site said there was a high chair but there wasn’t.

  2. Neil Gibbons says:

    We stayed for a week from September 2nd, 2016.

    This is a comfortable, roomy farmhouse which was quiet and peaceful for most of the time. Visitors with keen hearing, however, may wish to check the date of the annual ‘Festival No.6’ gathering at nearby Portmeirion which was clearly audible for three nights.

    Apart from that irritation we enjoyed our stay …

  3. Jonathan Barham says:

    We stayed in June 2016 for 1 week.
    Positives – Beautiful location and wonderful views -large,delightful old fashioned cottage-comfortable bed- plenty of places to visit.Eating a meal outside on a sunny day is a delight.Peaceful and remote from other properties.
    Slight negatives -Iolo had to turn the aga off because of the smell (fumes or fuel?),no soap was provided in the upstairs bathroom,no towel for the kitchen or downstairs cloakroom but these are really minor problems that did not detract from the pleasure of staying.

  4. JohnC says:

    We had a fantastic week at Cwm Mawr-the farmhouse itself is roomy and comfortable and is in the most astonishingly beautiful position as long as you don’t want to do a lot of shopping on foot! We were lucky enough to have a heatwave all week – there are plenty of walks on the doorstep and it’s an ideal base for exploration, including the narrow gauge steam trains. We had a fantastic week

  5. Steph Ellis says:

    Perfect property for our family in a perfect location. We had a wonderful holiday and hope to return. Thank you.

  6. Dee says:

    An amazing rural farmhouse, very comfortable with fantastic views, if you like peace and quiet this is the property for you. A must is a visit to Newborough Forest & Beach Anglesey, great mountain bike paths, lovely beach, dog friendly, BBQ & Picnic areas.

  7. Erica says:

    I enjoyed a lovely long weekend in this cottage during a rainy November weekend. The cottage is in an excellent location – remote with great views. The property itself is well cared for and the log fire and aga are big plus points as they keep the house so warm and cosy. Very spacious and a very comfy bed.

  8. Beccy says:

    We enjoyed a peaceful and cosy 4 days over new year 2015 despite the wind and rain. The views are amazing, the walk into Tremadog manageable by us and our two children (8 & 10). The house is warm and comfortable and offers a great layout for a family. Lots to do locally and Porthmadog has all the shops you need. A great place to unwind.

  9. Karen Smith says:

    Lovely location and cottage.
    Comments from previous visitors are a true reflection of the property.
    The cottage is very cosy,even in blustery November conditions! We enjoyed a lovely Sunday Lunch at The Moorings in Borth-Y-Gest, its very popular so would recommend booking!

  10. Gemma says:

    We enjoyed a long weekend in October 2015. The farmhouse is very comfortable, and spacious for 6 adults and a toddler. The location is very peaceful, with stunning views and only 10/15 mins from shops, restaurants etc.
    We enjoyed days out at local attractions and a meal at the Golden Fleece Inn in Tremadog.
    Would love to go back.

  11. Sue & Martin says:

    We stayed from the 6th of June 2015 for one week.
    Stunning location, lovely farmhouse especially having the Aga/Rayburn warmth in the kitchen. Lovely big fenced of lawn for the dog to run and play in. The track is quite long, but the view from the property makes up for it. Lots to do in the area. Had a lovely meal in Y Sgwâr restaurant in Tremadog.
    Another of Dioni properties on our list to go back to.☺

  12. Gwion Llwyd says:

    Received by email.

    “We stayed Monday 25th May 2015 for 5 nights. A lovely warm farmhouse, high up overlooking the sea. Comfortable beds, beautiful inglenook fire, stunning views.

    The road is part track but easily navigated, and you are reasonably close to local amenities, considering the peaceful isolation. There is a lovely bakery in Porthmadog, The Big Rock Cafe, serving delightful cakes and the Butternut Squash Homity Pies were gorgeous. Plenty to do in the area and lots of information thoughtfully left by the owners.
    Great fun and a relaxing break.

    Suzanne from Cumbria”

    1. Kathy Logie says:

      We stayed at the farmhouse early September 2019 for 1 week. Stunning views and a lovely welcome pack when we arrived, the drive up to the farmhouse was a challenge as we got lost as no signpost to the house only the directions we were given in fact the Tesco delivery also couldn’t find us later that evening so we had to go meet him on the A487 to collect our delivery! The farmhouse is a little tired but we enjoyed our stay and the newly installed shower room is a triumph 15/10 for the shower. The kitchen did get a little warm with the aga continually on also Bedroom 2 had no window which opened and no blind, there was also no leaflets or information about the local area which would have been useful as no internet (which we knew about). All that considered we thoroughly enjoyed the views and walks from the Farmhouse and also enjoyed discovering the Stone Circle in the next field.

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