Sleeps: 4

Type: Featured Holiday Cottages, Internet | WiFi, Near Beach, Pet Friendly

Location, location, location is the word for this property. Set on the banks of the river Dwyfor this beautiful, two bedrooms, ground floor cottage has Swallows and Amazons written all over it! From whiling away your days fishing for salmon or swimming down the river, there is plenty to do while staying at the cottage. A short, 5 minute drive will bring you to the popular seaside town of Criccieth where you’ll find beautiful beaches, great restaurants and cafes and the castle of course.

Two Bedroom Holiday Cottage On The Banks of The River Dwyfor | Melin-Dwyfor

The property itself is located on the ground floor of a beautiful, traditional, stone cottage. The entrance brings you into the open plan kitchen, sitting room and dining room. Recently renovated, the look and feel of the room are modern and minimal with lots of splashes of colour that add to the ambience and feel to the room.

The grey hues of the kitchen units and tiles work really well to separate it from the rest of the room and there is everything you need to cater for your group – it’s perfect for a family of four. The sitting room area has plenty of comfy seating and the log burner effect fire gives the room its warm and cosy feel that many looks for in a hideaway cottage in Wales.

The double and twin rooms are in keeping with the rest of the house; a minimal feel but with great soft furnishings which bring warmth and they are both carpeted whereas the rest of the cottage has floorboards. The beds are incredibly inviting and a good nights sleep is sure to be on the cards here. Waking up to the beautiful views of the garden and river is just an added bonus.

There is a family bathroom which has a walk-in shower, WC and washbasin.

Property Details

Sleeps  4

Pets  2 Max (£30 per pet)

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  n/a

Bedrooms  2 Bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Superking or 2 Single Beds. Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds.

Bathrooms  1 Bathroom: Walk in shower, WC and washbasin.

Facilities  Welcome Hamper (e.g. tea, coffee, sugar, milk, cake etc....), Linen, Towels, Central Heating, Pet Friendly, WiFi, Near Beach, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Dishwasher, Washing Machine and Tumble Dryer (shared with the owner), Iron and ironing board, Books, Shared Garden, Off street parking, Freesat TV with access to catchup TV and various internet accessible services, board games, Charcoal BBQ.

The property has its own patio which is separate from the main gardens and house. Guest also have access the the main garden and adjoining field (approx 1 acre of woodland/wildlife friendly garden) and provides approx 100m of river bank on the Dwyfor. There are fishing rights from the land, this is available for fishing by guests who have the appropriate licence during the season by prior agreement.

Cottage not suitable for disabled guests


At the cottage itself, there is a private patio area with table and chairs. You also have access to the beautiful gardens which run down onto the banks of the river. The cottage comes with fishing rights which enables guests to spend time fishing for salmon if they so wish – certainly a dinner to remember if you are successful with your catch. You can also swim in the river making it a great place to spend some time.

5 minutes in the car to the south is Criccieth. A great seaside town where there are plenty of places to eat and drink along with the famous castle, and the stunning beaches which are great for swimming off. The Bear Grylls Survival Academy is just down the road if you fancy a bit of the great outdoors along with paintballing and off-road segway.

A little further along the coast will bring you to Pwllheli which is a larger town and where you can spend days sailing from the marina – there is a market on Wednesdays and again, plenty of places to eat and drink. The Llyn Peninsula has lots on offer with lots of stunning beaches and hidden coves to discover and beautiful small towns and villages, including Abersoch and Nefyn.

Portmeirion Village is 20 minutes away in Porthmadog along with the Welsh Highlands steam train which will take you through the mountains to Caernarfon, there is also a Farmer’s market on every last Saturday of the month. Further inland is the Snowdonia mountains and lakes where you can take part in outdoor and watersport activities – there are lots of activity providers that can make a day in the mountains truly memorable. Zip World and Slate mountain are based in Blaenau Ffestiniog and a great place to spend the day. Towns like Betws Y Coed, Beddgelert and Llanberis are all must have places to visit and are within an hour’s drive from the cottage.


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