Two Bedroom Ground Floor Holiday Cottage | Bennar Beach

Two Bedroom Ground Floor Holiday Cottage near Bennar Beach Snowdonia | Bwthyn-Bennar

Bwthyn is the end cottage in a row of 4 converted barns in Dyffryn Ardudwy, Snowdonia. This two bedroom ground floor holiday cottage is perfect for that traditional seaside holiday.One double bedroom and one twin combined with a large lounge and fully functional kitchen means Bwthyn is ideal for families looking for a quiet break by the sea.

Sunset at Bennar Beach

Large floor to ceiling windows down one side means the lounge is nice and bright as well as being spacious. A comfortable sofa and armchairs face a romantic cast iron fire set in the original stone surround. At the other end of the room there’s a large dining table. Great if you’re better than us at persuading the family to sit down together at meal times.

A step up leads to an open plan kitchen. Smaller than the lounge but everything you need is there. Cooker, microwave, toaster, kettle etc. Then two bedrooms, one double one twin. Both bedrooms are spacious and immaculately furnished. That perfect combination of quality period furniture combined with new and clean bedding and linen.

The bathroom has a modern white suite and shower. Here to, the original and exposed oak beams add character and a sense of luxury.

We all agreed that Bwthyn was one of those houses that has a really comfortable feel to it. A space where everyone can relax. Slumped in front of the TV, slouched over a good book, preparing a picnic for our afternoon excursion or just looking enviously out of the window at the perfectly manicured gardens. One day my lawn will look that good.

Property Details

Sleeps  4

Pets  No

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Not Provided

Cot and High Chair  On Request

Bedrooms  One Double one twin bedroom all on ground floor.

Bathrooms  One bathroom with shower over bath

Facilities  Flat Screen TV, Digital TV, Music System, WiFi, Ground Floor Bedrooms, Fridge Freezer, Microwave, Oven, Hob, Shared Washing Machine, Designated Garden


‘Bwthyn’ is located, in my opinion, in one of the nicest parts of the 840 square miles that makes up the Snowdonia National Park. You’re certainly in the heart of the park here. Glorious sandy beaches a stones throw to the west and un-spoilt mountain wilderness to the east.

Travel north and you come to Harlech with it’s famous castle and the impressive Royal St Davids links golf course. Further north for Portmeirion, Betws y Coed and of course Snowdon itself. Barmouth and the magnificent Mawddach estuary winding its way past the foot of Cader Idris is a 5 minute drive to the south.

Lots of outdoorsy things to do in the area including the new Mecca of mountain biking, Coed Y Brenin. Definitely worth a trip, whether you’re a complete beginner or one of the world class racers that visit regularly. If you consider other pursuits like white water rafting, mountaineering, wakeboarding and coasteering there’s certainly plenty of opportunities for adrenalin junkies to get their fix. Personally, I prefer to stick to building sandcastles on the beach, but each to their own.


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  1. Ben McKeever-Abbas says:

    We found this to be a lovely holiday home in a beautiful location, surrounded by countryside and with the beach within easy reach. Richard and Sue were excellent hosts, providing help and assistance where required and Sue provided a lovely welcome with her fantastic freshly baked bread and rock cakes. A perfect spot for a family holiday and highly recommended.

  2. Susan Taylot says:

    We had a lovely time the weather was interesting but it won’t deter us returning. We love the cottage and the area.

  3. Helen Thomson says:

    We stayed at the cottage for a weekend, 2 adults and 2 children. The cottage is very comfortable, Richard was hospitable sharing knowledge of the area and best places to visit. We were blessed with beautiful sunny weather and fell in love with the area. Ideal location for the beach which the kids loved we drove the short distance but it is walkable but no footpath along the country road. (There may be a way but not long enough there to explore it all!)

    Thanks for the bread and cakes a lovely touch!

  4. Allan Hackett says:

    We’re hoping to go back – that says it all.

  5. Fiona Brown says:

    Super cottage, lovely bread and shortbread to welcome us, everything clean and tidy. Nice light and spacious living room. V good to be able to walk via an attractive path to the excellent food shop in 10 mins. Very quiet. Only 5 mins drive from the railway station at Dyffryn Ardudwy; our offspring arrived from Birmingham on this line, and one can travel all along the coast (to Pwllheli, I think), making it perhaps possible to manage without a car. Nearby burial chamber (3500BC) v interesting. Pleasant view from the cottage; one can just glimpse the sea, and assess how rough it is that day! Lovely little garden. We understood that the property was 500m from the beach, but actually it was considerably further: the footpath is no longer available and one has to walk along the road. The road is fine, with wonderful views, but I think the 500m should be changed to 1 mile (or however far it really is), as this can make quite a difference to people booking for the first time.
    Bennar Beach is really lovely, and we enjoying swimming and surfing as well as sitting and of course walking there. Brilliant for beach games, too. Wonderful views of Snowdon and the Lleyn Peninsula, as well as back to the Rhinogs etc. (We had wonderful walks to the Rhinogs, Y Llethr and Dyffrys.) Nice and warm in the sand dunes.
    Very good to have the owners next door. There was no file showing how everything worked etc etc, but as they were so available and kind this didn’t matter.
    Conveniently close to Harlech (the castle was really interesting and picturesque), Shell Island (super shells); and not far from Portmeirion.

    1. Thank you for your pleasant comments much appreciated.
      However we do feel the need to respond to your assertion that the distance to the beach is a lot more than 500metres and you suggest as much as a mile.We would like to advise future guests that it is exactly half a mile to the beach as measured again today.Maybe not quite the same as 500 metres but near enough surely.
      Also we have never advised anyone of a footpath to the beach,- one has never existed.The road is quiet direct and quick.
      Richard & Sue

  6. John and Sue. Ipswich says:

    Just back from a fantastic break in this lovely cottage. We were made very welcome by our hosts Sue and Richard. Freshly baked bread and shortbread the later we managed to enjoy for the entire week. Fantastic cottage and fabulous area I don’t think it’ll be too long before we return. One of our best holidays ever.

  7. Alan & Julie Valentine. Keith & Sally Murray says:

    Wonderful, Relaxing long weekend .Excellent accomodation and beautiful location.Lots of great memories !.

  8. Errol W.Mids says:

    We had a relaxing, sunny, few days in this lovely cottage. It has all the amenities you could want and is very well furnished. The owners were charming and provided fresh home made bread and cakes on arrival. Thanks!

  9. Sibyl, Birmingham says:

    This was our second visit to Bwythyn and we had another really enjoyable week. Lots of great walks, both inland and by the coast – and we acquired some bargains at Dyffryn Ardudwy village fete!

  10. Gill, Sarah and Sammy Ryan - Derbyshire says:

    Another lovely week despite the lack of sunshine – cottage is very comfortable and welcoming and the addition of a dish washer in the kitchen was splendid not to mention the delicious bread and cakes. Sammy (now just tuned two years) really enjoyed paddling in the sea albeit in wellingtons and making sandcastles on the beaches – a perfect spot for small children we all enjoyed our week.
    Thank you very much 🙂

  11. Randal, Rachel, Maria & Matilda Turner, Flintshire says:

    We booked a week in the Bwthyn after our German friends stayed there and loved it a couple of years ago. We can now see why they enjoyed it so much – very homely feel in a great location. Ideal for a beach holiday with the kids. We don’t live that far away, but nonetheless it felt like a proper, and very relaxing holiday.

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