Ty Glan Afon Between Barmouth & Dolgellau, Snowdonia National Park

£465 - £1155 per week

Why We Reccommend Ty Glan Afon

Handsome traditional Snowdonia cottage near the Welsh gold mine from which gold is used for Royal wedding rings. Between Barmouth and Dolgellau.


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.


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.


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


Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? Yes

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? Yes

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? Yes

Are there paths? Yes

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Gravel

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? Yes

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