Where Two Rivers Merge Above The Popular Village of Llanbedr | Cymer | Dioni

Where Two Rivers Merge Above The Popular Village of Llanbedr | Cymer

You’ll find this handsome stone cottage where two rivers merge above the popular village of Llanbedr. With great walks to explore on the doorstep and close to some of the most beautiful mountains and beaches in North Wales, it is perfectly placed for a relaxing and rejuvenating Welsh getaway. There are two good pubs within walking distance of the cottage.

Llanbedr is close to the beautiful Snowdonia coast, about halfway between Harlech and Barmouth. The village is flanked by the Rhinog mountains to the east and the Irish Sea to the west. It is a place of epic sunsets and rugged, timeless landscapes, and close to many of the region’s most popular towns and attractions.

The cottage is ideal for a family group, and sleeps up to six guests in three comfortable bedrooms. Recently refurbished, its period features are framed by simple clean lines and all modern appliances. It is a warm, bright, welcoming space.

The cheerful red front door of the cottage opens into a small hallway, with the main downstairs living spaces off to either side. A real fire in the sitting room, as well as two deeply comfortable plush sofas, means you can get nice and cosy in here. There is a large plasma TV.

The kitchen diner is very smart and well equipped. Everything is new, sleek and beautifully presented. The dining table, which seats six, sits in front of a toasty wood burning stove, and there is wooden flooring throughout. There is a separate utility room off the kitchen, as well as a downstairs wash basin and loo.

Upstairs you will find three good-sized double bedrooms and a family bathroom with bath and shower. Again, everything up here is really beautifully presented, with lovely fabrics and furnishings, and wooden flooring throughout. There is a double bedroom, one twin room and a bedroom with bunk beds.

Outside of this handsome stone cottage where two rivers merge above the popular village of Llanbedr, you’ll find a small garden with patio and barbecue area. There is some wooden bench seating to the front of the house which looks out across a quiet country lane to the river and trees beyond.

The cottage is surrounded by pretty woodland, and the local walking is wonderful. The house sits on the confluence of the Afon Nantcol, which tumbles down from Cwm Nantcol and the Rhinog Mountains, and the Afon Artro, which winds its way down from Cwm Bychan, a beautiful lake in the hills above Harlech. The riverside walk from the cottage to the gastro pubs in Llanbedr village is just lovely.

Where Two Rivers Merge Above The Popular Village of Llanbedr | Cymer

Where Two Rivers Merge Above The Popular Village of Llanbedr | Cymer

Property Details

Sleeps  6 + Cot

Pets  Yes, 1 Max.

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  No

Bedrooms  3 Bedrooms. Bedroom 1: King size bed. Bedroom 2: Zip and link bed, can be separated to 2 full size single beds. Bedroom 3: Adult full size single bunk beds.

Bathrooms  2 Bathrooms. Bathroom 1: Bath, shower, washbasin, toilet, heated towel rail, illuminated vanity mirror. Bathroom 2: Downstairs cloakroom with toilet and washbasin.

Facilities  Welcome Hamper (e.g. tea, coffee, sugar, milk, cake etc....), Linen, Towels, Central Heating, Pet Friendly, WiFi (can be a little patchy in areas), Log Fire, Near Pub, Near Beach, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Tumble Dryer, Netflix/Amazon prime etc, Private Garden, On street parking, BBQ, Bike Storage. Private path through the woodland at the rear of the property.

***Please note on payment of balance a £250 security deposit will be pre-authorised on your card. This will be released in full after a post departure inspection (usually within 5 working days).***


Llanbedr has long been a popular destination for visitors to North Wales, and it’s not hard to see why. A quiet, rural village located near the west coast of the national park, it sits nestled in the Artro river valley with a stunning mountain backdrop.

The village is within an easy drive of the Llŷn peninsula, Harlech, Barmouth, Porthmadog, Criccieth and Portmeirion. It is flanked by the Rhinog mountains to the east and the Irish Sea to the west, a place of epic sunsets and rugged, timeless landscapes.

The closest town to Llanbedr is Harlech, which is around three miles to the north – a short drive or a very pleasant walk along the Wales Coastal Path. Harlech is home to a clifftop UNESCO World Heritage Site medieval castle and one of the best links golf courses in the UK at Royal St David’s. Its hills and winding lanes provide plenty of nooks and crannies to explore, and some great places to eat.

The coastline near Llanbedr is one of sandy dunes and marram grass. Expect award-winning golden sands and dunes – the perfect place to try your hand at surfing or paddleboarding, or just for the kids to run around freely and play in the sand.

Drive around fifteen minutes south from the cottage to get to Barmouth’s sandy blue flag beach which stretches for two miles and is perfect for picnics, swimming, paddling and surfing. There is traditional seaside fun along the promenade, and plenty of shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs and ice cream parlours.

A little further south along the coast will bring you to Dolgellau, home to the Coed Y Brenin mountain biking centre, where you can bring your own bike or hire one from the Beics Brenin visitor centre. There are eight trails ranging from blue to black, so something for the whole family. There are also excellent running and walking trails through the woods.

There’s easy access to many of Snowdonia’s most popular attractions and destinations, including Zip World, Bounce Below and the Llechwedd Deep Mine experience at Blaenau Ffestiniog. Portmeirion, with its Italianate follies and colourful village is a 25 minute drive. You can jump on a Ffestiniog or Welsh Highland steam train at Porthmadog.

If you prefer to keep things lo-fi on your hols, you’re in great walking country. The Rhinog mountains offer some of the most spectacular landscapes in the UK with all-shades-of-satisfying routes and no shortage of spectacular spots for a picnic. Take a look at our blog for some local walking inspiration, including information about how you can take a Zwartbles sheep for a walk – extremely popular with kids of all ages!

There are some lovely river walks to explore straight out of the front door of this handsome stone cottage where two rivers merge above the popular village of Llanbedr, including one of Wales’s most spectacular waterfalls at Rhaeadr Nantcol, just a couple of miles from the cottage.


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  1. September 13th-18th Guests says:

    We stayed at this cottage for 5 nights in September. As we approached the cottage, we were greeted by the amazing sounds of the Nantcol Waterfalls, which is only a few steps away from the front gate. Initially, we thought the sound was that of wind and trees but after having a closer look across the road, we were pleasantly surprised by the beautiful scene of the waterfalls. We have visited Gwynedd several times in the past but had never come across the waterfall!

    The cottage itself is lovely. The kitchen diner is spacious and has all the basics needed for a short stay. We spent the evenings relaxing in the living room. Both rooms have lovely bay window seating from which you can birdwatch and take in the beautiful greenery.

    Upstairs, the Master bedroom is comfortable and of good size. The bedroom with the bunkbed was suitable for our younger children and the other room was ideal for the older two. All bedrooms have comfortable beds and bedding as well as enough storage space. The sound of the waterfalls from the bedrooms is quite amazing, especially with the windows open. The bathroom is of ample size and has a decent shower.

    There were a few initial hiccups, which were raised with the owner and these were addressed as best as possible. The cottage owner responded to messages promptly and was helpful. I have raised a few niggles and hopefully these will be resolved for upcoming guests. The cottage is newly listed and hence probably needs a few more stays to iron out any teething problems. Current guidelines meant that rugs, cushions and games etc were unavailable.

    Wi-Fi was not working during our stay but we didn’t mind being disconnected for a few days. Also, we were unable to get any phone reception until we drove down near to the school at the bottom of the road. There is an emergency phone located in the utility room but we did not need to use this. There is an iron and ironing board in the cottage as well as a highchair and travel cot.

    To the rear of the cottage is access to the woodlands through a private gate. This was great for our children to explore. The beaches are approximately a 10 minute drive away. The weather was great for the duration of our stay, which was a bonus but also made it harder to leave!

    Overall, the cottage is in an excellent location and I would consider staying here again.

    I can still hear the sound of the waterfalls, which will remain with us for a long time…

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