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

Excellent Quality
Rated 4.4/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Real Fire
  • Family Friendly
  • Period Cottage
  • Cot Available
  • Detached Property
  • Golf Courses Nearby

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About Ty Glan Afon

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.

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

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 4.4/5

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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!

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!!

5th July 2019

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

Jasmin - Germany
5th July 2019

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.

About the Area

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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.

Eat & Drink

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

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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.

Siop y Dydd
( 4 miles away )

1 Eldon Square

Crosshands Farmers Market
( 4 miles away )

A great opportunity to buy excellent local produce, Sat, 9am-3pm, Crosshands Sq Shopping Centre

Dolgellau Farmers Market
( 4 miles away )

A great opportunity to buy excellent local produce. 3rd Sunday each month, 10am-2pm, Eldon Square

The Last Inn
( 4.1 miles away )

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

Bistro Bermo
( 4.2 miles away )

With a 'Les Routier'award and 'A Taste of Wales' approval this little restaurant takes pride in its food preparation and flexible service. It is advisable to book.

Isis Caf
( 4.2 miles away )

All food is freshly cooked to order. Pizzas are a speciality. Eat in overlooking the quay or take away.

Activities & Attractions

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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
The log burner in the cosy lounge of this lovely Welsh cottage
Old Welsh dresser in lounge of Mawddach holiday cottage
Kitchen/Diner in traditional Welsh holiday cottage

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