Ty Glan Afon

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Between Barmouth & Dolgellau, Snowdonia National Park (View Location on a map)
6 Guests
3 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Accepts 1 Dog
£533 7 Night Breaks From
£12.69 Average Per Person Per Night

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Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have temporarily adjusted our check-in to 5:30pm and check-out to 9:30am. Thank you for your understanding.

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We are working with all our property owners to ensure property cleanliness and hygiene standards are consistently met. The owners of Ty Glan Afon have been advised on the latest NHS and government guidelines.

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Handpicked Highlights

Ty Glan Afon was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in Ty Glan Afon too!

  • Traditional Snowdonia cottage
  • Discover historic treasures of the Mawddach Estuary
  • Drovers roads and footpaths from the door
  • Old stone bridges, waterfalls and wild goats
  • Peaceful setting 
  • Dog-friendly 

Excellent Quality
Rated 4.3/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Real Fire
  • Rural Location
  • Family Friendly
  • Period Cottage
  • Cot Available
  • Detached Property

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About Ty Glan Afon

Traditional 350 yr old Snowdonia stone cottage in a picturesque valley above the Mawddach Estuary. Owned by the 11th generation of an 850 acre traditional Welsh hill farm. Sketched by author and illustrator, Alfred Wainwright on his travels.

  • Wild goats roam the upper reaches of this beautiful valley and have done for centuries.
  • Pedigree herds of Welsh Black cattle and Welsh mountain sheep graze the fields.
  • Ruskin wrote of this area 'There is no better walk than the one from Barmouth to Dolgellau than the walk from Dolgellau from Barmouth'
  • Lovers of the outdoors looking to escape with or without a dog will be pleased to use Ty Glan Afon as a very warm and comfortable base camp for exploring the area. Cosy autumn/winter days in front of the log burner or summer days out in the garden cooking on the BBQ.
  • Ideally located to walk the land, discover ancient ruins, old stone bridges and cascading waterfalls.
  • Author and illustrator Alfred Wainwright visited the cottage on his travels. The cottage owner remembers Wainwright sitting outside Ty Glan Afon with his grandfather.
  • Discover Welsh Gold Mining history in the foothills of the famous Clogau gold mines. Once the most prosperous mine in the British Isles, where now the wild goats roam amongst the swathes of heather and bluebells. You can see the famous mountain directly behind the cottage from the cottage windows. 
  • Recommended days out locally from your cottage to Dolgellau & Cadair Idris, Cregennan Lakes 
  • Days out further afield to Surf Snowdonia, Snowdon, Zip
    • Layout & Further Information

      3 Bedrooms sleeping maximum of 6. 2 Doubles and 1 Twin all 1st floor.

      Bathroom on 1st floor with full suite & shower over bath.

      Shower Room on ground floor with shower cubicle, toilet and washbasin.

      Kitchen well appointed & fully fitted with gas range cooker, dishwasher, larder fridge, dresser and display cabinet, table and chairs seating 6. Fridge/freezer in under-stairs cupboard

      Utility Room microwave, washing machine and tumble dryer

      Sitting Room large inglenook fireplace with wood burner, 1 x 2 seater and 1 x 3 seater sofa, easy chair and foot rest, large Welsh dresser, flat screen Free view TV

      Grounds medium sized garden, not enclosed, with sloping lawn, mature trees, wooden table and bench, round stone table with stone benches, barbecue. Care with toddlers please, streams nearby.

      NB Ty Glan Afon is not on mains water. Water pressure may be slow at times.

      Additional Information

      Short breaks - Winter

      WiFi - Yes (telephone with honesty box)

      Changeover - Friday

      Towels - Yes

      Parking - Yes, ample

      Fuel - Oil central heating and logs inclusive

      Dogs - 1 welcome free

      Travel cot - Yes

      Highchair - Yes

      Bed linen - Included as standard

      Please note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, certain facilities at some of our properties may not be deliverable. This may include - but is not limited to - swimming pools, hot tubs, and some shared communal areas. If you have a specific enquiry, please contact us by email here. Thank you for your understanding.

      Reviews & Comments
      Visitors Rate This Property 4.3/5

      All our reviews are independently handled via Feefo, that means each review is a 100% verified customer visiting Ty Glan Afon.

      Verified Guest
      12th September 2020

      Cosy cottage, arrival cleanliness could be improved marginally. Enjoyed the location very much.

      Verified Guest
      27th September 2019

      Wonderful cottage in a lovely setting. Ideally located for visits to local hotspots and popular walks

      Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

      Glad you loved the house and its amazing location, thank you for your review.

      Verified Guest
      9th September 2019

      Fantastic setting with plenty of walks in the area. Peaceful with the sound of a babbling brook. Beaches just a short drive away. The cottage itself was very comfortable with everything we needed for the stay, including the requested cot and highchair. It was interesting also to see pictures on the wall of the cottage at various times in its history.

      Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

      Delighted to hear you enjoyed Ty Glan Afon and everything this peaceful location has to offer.

      Ian Wilkins Verified Guest
      15th January 2019

      Lovely old farmhouse with everything you need. in a nice and peaceful part of wales. Loved it

      Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

      Thank you for your 5 star review, delighted that you enjoyed your stay.

      Marilyn Mcginley Verified Guest
      4th January 2019

      perfect cottage in a magical place. could not fault it in any way. the owners have made this cottage one of the best weve stayed in over the years.

      Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments, the owner will be delighted with your review, we are glad that you enjoyed your Christmas at this amazing location.

      Guestbook Comments

      If you've ever visited a holiday cottage before, you most likely have seen a guestbook in the property for guests to leave a review for others when they arrive. Each of the following comments was lovingly left by people just like you in the guestbook left at Ty Glan Afon.

      28th December 2019

      Thanks for the welcome pack, very tasty. Perfect cottage, lashings of hot water. Very warm and well-equipped cottage. A brilliant time with family over Christmas, we all slept like logs!

      20th September 2019

      Wonderful cottage. wonderful location, perfect holiday. We will be back! Thank you

      Chris & Elaine
      6th September 2019

      Perfect!Everything was just right, many thanks. Have booked our return visit already!

      Riddles family
      23rd July 2019

      Lovely cottage in a stunning location. We had a wonderful week with only one wet day. Walked the mountains and Cader Idris. We relaxed on the beach at Barmouth and swam in the river. Thank you for the welcoming scones, bread and milk. We've had the best holiday in years. 

      Rainbow triplets
      12th July 2019

      Woohooo thanks loads!!

      About the Area

      If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

      Mawddach Estuary & Cadair Idris

      • The countryside here is simply sublime - walk from the cottage into another world. The old drovers' road takes you along the ridge overlooking the Mawddach Estuary with views down to the sea and across to Cadair Idris (one of Wales' most beautiful mountains) 
      • The drovers' road, once the coaching road to Barmouth, with ruins of old hostelries where travellers stopped to rest and even the remains of an old jail where marauding bandits were locked up!
      • The Mawddach Estuary is skirted by the old railway track which is now a popular walking and cycle path - refreshments at the newly refurbished (2019)George III Inn overlooking the estuary are recommended.

      Coed y Brenin Forest, Talyllyn Lake near Welsh holiday cottage

      • Coed y Brenin Forest is wonderful for cyclists and walkers with its world-class purpose-built mountain biking tracks, a restaurant and paths throughout the forest.

      Talyllyn Lake & Railway

      • Talyllyn Lake with its wooden walkways and picnic areas is sure to delight walkers with its spectacular scenery.
      • Enjoy a trip around the picturesque lake onboard a nostalgic narrow gauge steam train.

      Harlech Castle

      • Harlech Castle was built in the 13th C by Edward I as part of his 'Iron Ring' intended to dominate the Welsh. The castle is in a remarkable state of preservation and classed as a World Heritage Site.

      Barmouth & Fairbourne

      • Barmouth, a traditional family seaside resort, is 5 miles away from this Welsh cottage with miles of unbroken golden sands and donkey rides
      • Fairbourne has a 2 mile stretch of safe golden sands with rock pools at either end. The Fairbourne & Barmouth Steam Railway runs through the village and along the seafront - the terminus is next to the mainline railway station - catch a train to Penrhyn Point, take the ferry across to Barmouth and return on foot across the Barmouth Bridge(or by train)


      • Designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis this picturesque Italianate village on its own private and beautiful peninsula is well worth a visit. There are formal gardens, riverside and woodland walk as well as a variety of interesting shops.

      Corris Craft Centre

      • Shopaholics will love the Corris Craft Centre where 6 crafts folk hand make and sell a selection of Welsh gifts including patchwork, quilting, glass, giftware, rustic furniture, cards, candles, jewellery, leather goods, wooden toys and pottery.

      Coed y Brenin Forest

      • One of Europe's premier cycling experiences, the Forestry Commission's mountain bike mecca home to an ever-increasing network of hand-built trails and a dual slalom course. There are trails suitable for families, novices and the experienced. Bikes can be hired and there is a shop and a cafe.

      Welsh Highland Railway, Porthmadog

      • A journey through the spectacularly scenic Snowdonia aboard this heritage train is not to be missed. The train will stop at the sheds on route for enthusiasts to climb aboard the engines.

      Enjoy fulfilling Welsh holidays all year round in this characterful cottage in North Wales.

      Eat & Drink

      See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Ty Glan Afon.

      If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

      Halfway House
      ( 0.7 miles away )

      Homemade lunches, carvery on Friday & Saturday nights & Sunday lunches. Families welcome

      Penmaenuchaf Hall Restaurant
      ( 2.1 miles away )

      Superb contemporary British food prepared by talented award winning chefs.

      Mawddach Restaurant
      ( 2.9 miles away )

      A modern, luxurious menu using fresh, locally sourced produce. Dine with wonderful views

      Roberts Brothers Butchers
      ( 4 miles away )

      Third generation butchers shop specialising in local meats. Watch cutting, preparation & processing.

      The Last Inn
      ( 4.1 miles away )

      One of Wales' most famous old pubs. Friendly sevice and excellent cuisine. Booking advisable.

      Hendre Coed Restaurant
      ( 4.2 miles away )

      Fine dining restaurant with mostly homemade food. Sunday lunches available. Lovely coastal views.

      The Wayside
      ( 4.3 miles away )

      Family run pub with magnificent views of the Lleyn Peninsula, coffee, tea, snacks & evening meals.

      Tony's Restaurant
      ( 5 miles away )

      Italian restaurant serving pizzas, pastas and more in the restaurant and on the patio

      Cadwgan Inn
      ( 6 miles away )

      A popular inn with locals and visitors. Eat delicious food in the conservatory or dining room

      Caffi r' Ceunant
      ( 8 miles away )

      This cafe is highly recommended. Great atmosphere and interesting music.

      Activities & Attractions

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      Photo Gallery

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      Cottage in hidden valley above the Mawddach Estuary
      Mawddach holiday cottage - garden
      Lounge with wood-burner in rural Welsh holiday cottage near Dolgellau
      Kitchen/Diner in traditional Welsh holiday cottage
      Lounge with wood-burner in rural Welsh cottage
      Old Welsh dresser in lounge of Mawddach holiday cottage

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