Traditional Stone Holiday Cottage in Cwm Nantcol | Glandwr | Dioni

Traditional Stone Holiday Cottage in Cwm Nantcol | Glandwr

Glandwr is a traditional stone holiday cottage in Cwm Nantcol above the picturesque village of Llanbedr in North Wales. This three-bedroom cottage on the banks of the river Artro is within easy reach of both the mountains and the sea and provides a great base for families wanting to explore this lovely part of Snowdonia.

Traditional Stone Holiday Cottage in Cwm Nantcol

A spacious kitchen/diner houses a traditional country cottage style kitchen on a quarry tile floor. A traditional Aga type oven provides the heat and hot water and large robust dining table provides plenty of room for family meals. The large picture window in front of the sink will help mum and dad keep an eye on the children playing in the back garden as they tidy everything away after dinner.

The lounge next door is equally spacious with two large sofas flanking a warming log burner set within the original inglenook fireplace. Exposed beams and whitewashed stone walls are complemented by more modern lighting and a flat screen TV. The adjoining conservatory is a great space to escape to on warm summer evenings.

There are three bedrooms upstairs. The largest master bedroom has a wonderful king-sized bed centrally located under a vaulted roof. Plenty of storage space is provided and the window has a lovely view of the back garden. The bedroom next door is quite a bit smaller but still has room for a double bed. The third bedroom is a charming single room with a Victorian style bed. The bathroom is also on this first floor. This includes a shower over bath arrangement as well as a WC and washbasin.

Property Details

Sleeps  5 + Cot

Pets  2 Max (£30 per pet)

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  Provided

Bedrooms  3 Bedrooms. Bedroom 1: Kingsize. Bedroom 2: Double. Bedroom 3:  Single. 

Bathrooms  1 Bathroom: Shower Over Bath, Washbasin , WC.

Facilities  Welcome pack, Linen, Towels, Cot, High Chair, Pet Friendly, WiFi, Log Fire, Near Pub, Near Beach, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Washer / Dryer, Iron and ironing board, Smart TV in Master Bedroom, DVD player and DVD Library, Toys, Books. Private and Enclosed garden, On street parking, BBQ, Outdoor Table and Chairs.

The water supply is directly from the river so is not suitable for drinking unless boiled but is perfectly fine to bath, shower and wash up in. There is no central heating in the property; the heating and hot water are provided by the woodburning stove and rayburn. There is no mobile phone reception at all on any network, but there is WIFI.


Llanbedr, a 10 minute walk from the cottage, is a very friendly and picturesque village on the Cambrian coast road just south of Harlech. There are a couple of pubs, a cafe and grocery store in the village.  Another 10 minute walk from there will bring you down to the famous beaches at Shell Island.

Ten minutes away by car, the towns of Harlech and Barmouth offer a larger choice of restaurants and shops. Lot’s of adventure type activities around, including white water rafting, mountain biking, pony trekking etc. Others might enjoy more cultured attrations. The medieval castles, prehistoric structures, and narrow gauge railways that dot a landscape steeped in history.

Snowdon and her sisters are a 30 minute drive away. But, if you’re a keen walker, Cwm Nantcol and the Rhinog Mountains just behind the cottage remains one of the UK’s true wildernesses. The mountains here are arguably every bit as spectacular, but benefit from being a bit more undiscovered; at the moment at least.


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  1. We have just spent two wonderful weeks at Glandwr Cottage. We absolutely loved the quirkiness! Once the Rayburn was lit we were very cosy. The surroundings and the garden are beautiful . The kitchen is a real cook’s kitchen with everything you could possible need and you can store all your groceries in the pantry and the roomy fridge. The large bed was extremely comfortable and I loved going to sleep and waking up again to the sound of the river. The sitting room is so spacious and comfortable and how nice to have free logs for the woodburner. The welcome pack was very generous and arriving after a long journey to find the lights on and the table laid was very welcoming. There are wonderful walks straight from the cottage but it is in a great position for exploring the local area. The local beaches are absolutely wonderful and we took many dips in the sea ( quite bracing but so exhilarating). The lanes up to Nant Col and Cwm Bychan must be amongst the most scenic in Britain, there are not so many places which are so wild and unspoilt.
    The shop in Llanbedr may be small but has all the essentials and a LOT more!
    I could go on and on….. We will definitely return.

  2. Paul, Sarah & Edward. says:

    Great rural cottage with large wild garden. Perfect for a family of four and a dog or two. Large kitchen with table for 6. Owners take note; Cooker needs replacing. The temp settings have all rubbed off on the dials. Spacious lounge with beams and a cozy wood burner. I’m 6’5” and had no issues with the ceiling height.
    Large double bedroom but the second double is far too small.
    Big, wild, enclosed garden. Safe for the dogs. Had no problems with the neighbour.
    The cattle grid on the lane was loud but overall it was an enjoyable holiday.

  3. Kate and Xavier R. says:

    A lovely cottage, where we enjoyed breakfasts in the patio, tea in the veranda and cosy evenings in the living room. Nice welcome food package! Very well situated, easy to get to most of the wonderfull places in North Wales. We had great walks around Barmouth and Croesor, climbed Snowdon and enjoyed a day at the beach at Hell’s Mouth.

  4. Thank you so much for the goodies in the welcome package….Nom!..Nom!…Nom!!! We loved and wished we could have stayed longer……fabulous location and easy to get to shops for provisions…..The Victoria Inn we highly recommend….we didn’t have time to explore any other hostelry’s.We felt very so very much at home.The Beds were so comfortable and welcoming after our days out exploring.Very clean and tidy.We would definitely come back……many thanks again to the owners for letting us stay at their wonderful cottage !!

  5. Natalie says:

    Lovely cottage with spacious kitchen and living area and fabulous garden! We really appreciated the smart tv! It kept the kids happy as they were able to watch YouTube :-/
    We ahad no problems with the neighbours dogs, we didn’t see them once. The only thing I would say and it probably would put me off staying longer, is the washing machine needs replacing asap or removing from the listing as having a washer. It smelt really awful and I was unable to wash our clothes. Other than that we really enjoyed the cottage. Thank you for our welcome treats.

  6. The Metcalfe family says:

    Great place to stay. We stayed here while visiting family over Christmas.
    A very cozy cottage with traditional features, very nice interior, comfy beds.
    And a lovely and generous welcome pack which was much apprciated having flown in from LA and arriving with no supplies. Highly recommended for anyone looking to stay in Llanbedr for a few days.

  7. Claire H says:

    We loved our stay in this beautiful cottage. The garden was secure so we could let the dog out without worrying and the cottage well equipped and wam and cosy in the chilly evenings. Would definitely return.

  8. Steve Nunn says:

    The cottage is really well equipped, clean and spacious with a wonderful garden to play in. The location is excellent and we were able to explore in land and along the coast with ease and can recommend the waterfalls at the top of the hill.

    And thanks for the welcome package, just what we needed after the long drive from Berkshire! We will definitely be returning!!


    We thoroughly enjoyed this beautiful cottage and the garden was so pretty and safe to keep in the 2 dogs. Very well equipped although it took us a while to find the front door key. We had a gloriously sunny week and spent most outside. The neighbour opposite in the big house let us visit his garden…OMG!! I did however wish the one double room was bigger but cannot grumble for one week. Please try and ignore the neighbours dogs next door. We did have to tell passing traffic they are not our dogs as they sit in the middle of the road and may jump walls to soil the grass…i would definitely return to this beautiful cottage….thanks to the owner for a fab welcome food package…

  10. K C TODD says:

    Fabulous & enchanting cottage to stay at. Gardens front & rear have a typical cottage like appeal and are big plus secure for dogs. Dwelling is equipped with top notch appliances and is cosy comfortable & warm. 10 outta 10 for our family in fact. Diana the owner is helpful & courteous.
    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED ! Kenneth & Lucy Todd.

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