• Ty Glan Afon

  • Dolgellau
  • Ref: 1168
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Ty Glan Afon

  • 6
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  • 1
  • Ref: 1168
Property Highlights:

  • Traditional Snowdonia cottage
  • Peaceful getaway
  • Relax by the woodburning stove
  • Surrounded by ancient woodlands and streams
  • The countryside here is simply sublime
  • Set beside Clogau Gold Mine

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Guest Book Comments

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

Reply from: Jill

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

Ian Wilkins - 15th 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: Jill

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.

Marilyn Mcginley - 4th January 2019

Fantastic location away from it all with fine views. Lovely, roomy cottage.

Neville Clay - 22nd June 2018

Well there's clean and then there's clean. Bed still smelt the previous persons smelly feet. The range cooker was filthy the fridge freezer rusty, microwave disgusting. Built in fridge didn't even use as the smell, like something had died!! The patio chairs were covered in algae, not as in the websites photos, which need updating. I should think it would be standard practice for Quality Cottages to carry out regular checks on all the cottages on their website, QUALITY clearly is not the appropriate wording required.

Reply from: Jill

Thank you for your comments we are so sorry that the property fell short of expected standards, we will be contacting you shortly to discuss your comments

A trusted customer - 15th June 2018

Superb location, cottage more than you could ask for. Well equipped with everything you need. Easy to reach all locations. Great for peace and quiet, walking and exploring, wonderful to come home to after a busy day out.would definitely visit again

J Jewiss - 1st June 2018

Love it very nostalgic been going for years

Denise Yiasoumis - 31st January 2018

Thanks so much for letting us stay in your beautiful cottage.

Simone - 2018-10-25
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Absolutely fantastic week in the most fabulous cottage, surrounded by wonderful views and countryside. Thank you, its been the best New year and 50th Birthday celebrations. A brilliant time with family and a lovely surprise from my hubby!! Loved it.

The KIngs - 2019-01-01
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Thanks for the welcome pack, very tasty. Perfect cottage, lashings of hot water, lovely warm cottage, well equipped. Brilliant family Christmas with loads of logs. Thank you

Absolutely fantastic week in the most beautiful cottage, surrounded by fabulous views and countryside. Its been a great New Year and 50th birthday celebration. Thank you so much

Wilkie Family - 2018-12-28
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Perfect spot. Lovely cottage with lots of character. Peace and quiet, mountains and sunshine, what more could you ask for!

Jane, Rachel & Elsa the dog - 2019-03-29
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Lovely cottage, cosy and warm. Had beautiful weather for April. Will be back. Thank you so much

Amy, Sandie, Paul, Peter & Pat - 2019-04-05
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Very comfortable stay in a well-appointed cottage. Thank you for the gorgeous welcome pack.

Cole - 2019-04-15
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Another fantastic visit. we'll be back again sometime next year. "I built 5 fairy house in the garden with Daddy, can you find them?" Lydian.

Sue & Si - 2019-05-21
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Another great holiday. Wales in Springtime is unbeatable. Thank you so much

Mr & Mrs Field - 2019-04-26
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Real home from home cottage. Great walks straight from the door. Barmouth to The George at Penmaenpool for supper!!

Phil & Jo - 2019-05-31
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

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!

Richard - 2019-12-28
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Lovely visit. Weather poor but it didn't take away from the pleasure of being here!

Mick - 2019-05-31
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Perfect cottage, weather good on and off. Had a great time as usual surrounded by the stunning scenery. Thanks for your welcome gift.

Nev - 2019-06-07
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Dear Gethin & Clare, Thank you so much for your kind hospitality in your adorable cottage, which is a real home from home. We've had a wonderful week full of walks, railways and food! Recommendations for other visitors would be. Torrent walk & Precipice walk. Welsh Highland Railway from Porthmadog to Caernarfon. Talyllyn Railway. We enjoyed the food at the Ship Inn Dolgellau, Cross Foxes and Tyn y Cornel Hotel at Tal y Llyn.

John & Eloise - 2019-06-21
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

A long trip for us but well worth the effort. Another lovely week of walks and wildlife. A real home from home.

Brian & Maureen - 2019-06-25
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

The cottage is just as lovely as our last visit. Tranquil and so well equipped.

Alan - 2019-07-05
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Woohooo thanks loads!!

Rainbow triplets - 2019-07-12
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Very, very happy having been here for 2 weeks. We enjoyed slowing down just in the garden and around the house and exploring the local area. Lovely surroundings with walks and magnificent vistas onto the mountains. Spent many late afternoons at the beach in Barmouth. We will come back one day. Thank you.

Jasmin - Germany - 2019-07-05
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

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. 

Riddles family - 2019-07-23
This review was left in the guest book at the property.

Home from home as usual.

John. Ann, Meg - 2018-10-12
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Property Description

Welsh Holiday Cottage beside Clogau Gold Mine near Mawddach Estuary and Barmouth in North Wales

  • Nestling In a hidden valley above the magnificent Mawddach Estuary, close to where two small streams merge, this delightful traditional Snowdonia cottage with WiFi is ideal for a holiday 'away from it all'.
  • The thick stone walls of this ancient Welsh cottage are pierced by windows looking out onto woodlands and hillsides. There is a huge inglenook with a wood burning stove in the cosy sitting room - watch the fire light flicker onto the old Welsh dresser - enjoy leisurely meals in the spacious kitchen with its large range cooker and sleep in the pretty bedrooms lulled by the sounds of the babbling brook.
  • On fine days just relax and enjoy a holiday barbecue in the cottage garden and be seduced by this timeless world in a 'secret' valley near the Mawddach Estaury.
  • Winter short breaks are possible at this property. Please phone for availability and price.

Clogau Welsh Gold Mining Company

  • This traditional Snowdonia cottage stands on the same land and ownership from which Welsh gold was extracted to create Royal wedding rings for generations of Royalty. The marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton has rekindled much interest in the rare and beautiful Welsh gold tinged with pink by the stain of copper found in the Clogau St Davids mine.


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

About the Area

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 fjord like Mawddach Estuary with views down to the sea and across to Cadair Idris (one of Wales' most beautiful mountains) - featured recently on BBC Countryfile.
  • The drovers' road, once the coaching road to Barmouth, has 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 George III Hotel 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 on board 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, donkey rides and fun fairs.
  • 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 sea front - the terminus is next to the main line railway station - catch a train to Penryhyn Point, take the ferry across to Barmouth and return on foot across the Barmouth Bridge (or by British Rail!)

Centre of Alternative Technology

  • Even dull days can be interesting - visit the Centre of Alternative Technology a pioneer in environmental matters and children will love the spooky underworld adventure on offer at King Arthur's Labyrinth.

Golf Clubs - Aberdovey & Harlech

  • Dolgellau Golf Club with its dramatic mountain backdrop is perhaps one of the most beautiful in Wales overlooked by Cadair Idris - beginners are welcome. Also within an easy drive are the championship golf courses of The Royal St. Davids at Harlech and Aberdovey Golf Course.

Dyfi Osprey Project, near Machynlleth

  • Get up close and personal with a magnificent pair of breeding Ospreys Monty and Glesni based at Cors Dyfi Reserve. A nestcam broadcasts fascinating live streaming during the breeding season.


  • Designed and built by 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 walks 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, gift ware, rustic furniture, cards, candles, jewellery, leather goods, wooden toys and pottery.

Sherpa Bus Service, Snowdonia

  • Leave your car at home and enjoy scenic bus journeys into Snowdonia. Buy your ticket on the bus and hop on and off all day as much as you like.

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 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.

National Centre for Welsh Folk Music, Dolgellau

  • This award winning visitor attraction houses an interactive display of musical instruments, a cafe/bar, shop and auditorium.

Cyril Jones' Antiques, Dolgellau

  • Do explore the small antiques shop next door to the National Centre for Welsh Folk Music in Dolgellau specialising in Welsh Oak furniture & clocks.

Days away

  • Head south into Ceredigion and the dolphin coast. The vibrant university town of Aberystwyth (1 hour drive away) sits on Cardigan Bay. Walk along the elegant seafront where a murmuration of starlings have taken up residence under the pier. Browse interesting independent shops. Take a ride on the cliff railway. Explore the castle ruins and eat out in any one of the town's eclectic selection of cafes, bars and restaurants. A nostalgic steam train ride leaves from here on a scenic journey through the beautiful Rheidol Valley to Devil's Bridge and back.

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

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Ty Glan Afon rated 4.3 out of 5
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