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Change to check-in/check-out times
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.
The owner of Bwthyn Mair has taken extra steps to undertake a COVID-19 Risk Assessment and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing, in accordance with the Visit Britain 'We're Good To Go' scheme.
You will be staying in this entire home with you and your loved ones.
This property also has contactless entry, meaning you do not need to be physically greeted by the owner to receive the keys to enter this property.
Check-in from 4:00PM and Check out by 10:00AM
Bwthyn Mair was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in Bwthyn Mair too!
Idyllic romantic 17th Century Snowdonia cottage - short breaks available by request
3 Bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 5
2 Doubles and a single. One of the double bedrooms is accessed through the single room. All on 1st floor.
Telescope for star gazing and book shelves on 1st floor.
Bathroom with full suite.
Shower Room with walk in shower and toilet on ground floor.
Kitchen/Dining Room country style with freestanding pine units, gas double oven cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave (Please note * no dishwasher or washing machine).
Lounge large inglenook fireplace with multi fuel stove, 2 seater sofa, 2 easy chairs, radio/CD, no TV (but TV licence). Georgian pine settle containing garden chairs and gazebo.
small meadow opposite cottage with access to lake. Boat available for
guests' use. Wild Swimming in the lake within easy walking distance - at own risk.
NB This property is not suitable for children under 10 years - babes in arms only please - due to proximity to lake, unenclosed grounds and right of way for 2 properties adjacent to Bwthyn Mair.
Short breaks - Yes, excluding peak weeks - 4-night minimum stay
WiFi - Yes (telephone free UK landlines)
Changeover - Saturday
Towels - Yes
Parking - Yes for 2 cars at roadside (across the main road)
Fuel - Gas central heating inclusive May to September. Outside these dates 30 p/w. Starter pack of logs free
Dogs - No
Travel cot - Yes on request
Highchair - Yes on request
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.
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Photos misrepresent the terrible interior. They have been artistic with the photos as inside the house is very very basic. We couldnt stay one night in this place as it was so depressing. E.g. Kitchen and bathroom the worse I have ever seen in a cottage holidays. And Gaps between bedroom walls.
Reply from: Quality Cottages Team
We are sorry to hear you cut your stay short at Bwythn Mair. This property is a Grade 2 listed 17th Century restoration where the owner has tried to keep many of the cottage's original features and maintain its original character, this is mentioned several times in the description and has also been tried to make clear as possible in the photos. Again, we are sorry to hear you didn't wish to stay the night, but if you did decide to book with us again I would advise calling the sales team prior to booking to ask any questions about the property you are interested in, they would be happy to help. All the best, Quality Cottages
Lovely location. Mattresses need replacing
We had a wonderful holiday at Bwthyn Mair. The cottage was clean and full of character with huge slate steps and board wall around the bedroom. It was a privilege to stay there and felt rather like being in a film set!We did not have any problem parking and yes, you do have to cross the road but it was not busy when we were there.The lake was bigger than expected and the rowing boat was very special though launching it was quite an art!The paths from the house were amazing as were the ancient trees. You could spend a week just exploring!There is lots to do in the area. We especially enjoyed the slate museum at Llanberis - which was free!We would definitely recommend this property.
Reply from: Quality Cottages Team
Thank you for your glowing review and holiday photos - they look like you had great fun, would love to see you again in the future.
Firstly we arrived to find the cottage right in the middle of road work traffic lights.Unfortunately bathroom facilities weren't great due to water flow.Meadow looked delightful but the picnic table by the lake was surrounded in dog feses glad I noticed before I stood in any.Parking opposite us not ideal across a busy road and on a corner.
Reply from: Quality Cottages Team
Thank you for your feedback. Your comments have been forwarded to the owner, but we would like to point out that the parking situation is visible on the website and sadly there is little we can do regarding traffic lights. We very much hope that despite these issues you did enjoy your stay.
Reply from: Quality Cottages Team
From the Owner:- 'We would like to apologise for the faeces that you found. We think that the culprit is a cat but we have been unable to trace where it comes from. Maybe it is a wild cat. We don't think it is a dog as the garden is fenced all round. We have never seen any animal in the garden. Our housekeeper does remove any mess regularly and treats the area with a deterrent. I am so sorry that you were inconvenienced during your stay and hope that despite this you enjoyed your holiday.'
A very well equipped cottage,comfortable and in a beautiful location.It does sit on the bend of a busy road and the parking is on the other side of this busy road to be fair to families with children this should be pointed out at the time of booking.
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 Bwthyn Mair.
A lovely old cottage in a great location.Â We had a fantastic week in this gorgeous cottage. It is extremely characterful and it's great to stay in such a historic building. It is very quirky with wonky floors and original stone stairs but that is part of it's considerable charm. the location is pretty much perfect next to a decent sized lake with a rowing boat available - we made full use of this. The cottage is a 5-minute walk from Tan y Bwlch station on the Ffestiniog Railway and the sound of the steam trains coming along the valley is superb, as is the view of the line from the picnic table at the bottom of the garden by the lake. It's an ideal base for a rail enthusiast amongst others. A couple of things to bear in mind; there is no washing machine but we used an excellent launderette in Porthmadog and it isn't suitable for younger kids due to the unfenced lake but we don't have any so no problem there. All in all, highly recommended we will certainly return.
Excellent cottage. Thank you to the people next door for their assistance. We enjoyed the cottage and its lovely facilities. The use of the boat on the lake was great. Location is second to none.Â
We absolutely love this cottage and will definitely be coming back. The character of the building is stunning and the wonky floor and ancient worn stairs only add to the charm. We made full use of the rowing boat, actually getting quite good at launching through the trees and enjoyed walking through the wood and around the lake. We particularly enjoyed standing in the garden and watching the Ffestiniog trains passing. My son and I are trainspotters.The only problem is, there has beenÂ too much to do and too little time. Walking up to Tan y Bwlch station from the cottageÂ and catching the train was a real treat. We also rode the Talyllyn and Fairborne lines. The Barmouth ferry was great fun too. Corris Craft centre is great and we had a day out in Criccieth. Riding an old army lorry around Llechwedd slate mine is really interesting and exhilarating. An eating out tip would be Y BancÂ Tapas in Porthmadog, fantastic. All in all a superb holiday and we do not want to leave!
We have had a really lovely stay thank you. It is very peaceful and beautiful walks in the woods nearby and around the lake. We enjoyed feeding the birds. Really good spot to get around. We did Zip World and climbed Snowdon. Could easily have stayed another week. The cottage is lovely and clean and it felt like home. Would definitely recommend and would come again.Â Thank you so much for the Welsh cakes on arrival.Â
We had a brilliant family holiday, staying in this comfortable and cosy cottage for a week before Easter. It has been a while since we have stayed in a holiday cottage, as with young children we have found that camping has allowed them the freedom to let off steam and us as parents to relax. It was with some trepidation that we booked Tafarn Trip and we have to say that we were not disappointed. Communication with the owner was clear and straightforward, and we quickly received responses to our queries and confirmation of our booking. We arrived on the day to a spotlessly clean home and a 'welcome' bottle of wine. Arriving in mid-April we soon had the log fire lit and were snuggling down to discuss plans for the week. Finding the property was straightforward and the Tesco delivery service found us on time too! The setting for the cottage is extremely tranquil, with it's own gated garden and direct access on to the lake, Llyn Mair. There is a short shared drive to the front of the house used for car access by two neighbouring residents, but their use of this is infrequent and did not disturb our stay.
If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.
The Vale of Ffestiniog
Ffestiniog Steam Railway
Plas Tanybwlch & Plas Brondanw
RSPB Osprey Centre
Borthygest & Llandanwg
Royal St David's Golf Course
Days away... to Anglesey
Characterful Snowdonia cottage dating back to the 17th century, an ideal base fro exploring the national park at any time of the year.
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