Located in the coastal town of Tywyn, on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, 8 Dysynni Walk has the best of both worlds. Explore beautiful valleys, enjoy days on the beach and admire the majestic mountains. This comfortable bungalow is owned by an independent charity and has been specially designed to be accessible to people with physical disabilities. Sleeping four guests in two bedrooms it is perfect for families looking for a self-catering seaside break in a thoughtfully refurbished holiday home.
Couples adore The Little Cottage on Geurfron Farm near Tywyn in the Snowdonia National Park. The pretty stone holiday cottage sits on 20 private acres of land and has stunning views over the Dysynni Valley from the cottage and the terrace. It's only a few miles from the coast and within easy reach of places like Dolgellau, Castell Cynfal, and the waterfalls at Dolgolch and Nant Gwernol. Geufron Farm is a non-working farm, so there's lots of space but no farm noise or passing traffic to disturb your sleep.
The Old Farmhouse has been part of Guefron Farm for two hundred years, and it's even more welcoming today thanks to a sympathetic refresh by the owners who have made it feel comfortably modern without losing any original character. It's perfect for families, with space for up to nine people to sleep in four bedrooms, with sensational mountain views, and use of the farm's 20 acres. You can book it independently or with one of the four other holiday cottages on the estate. The beach is only a few miles away, and there are beautiful footpaths from the door, including to the nearby Peniarth Arms in Bryncrug.
You won't know where to look first when you arrive at The Barn. Will you sit on the deck and drink in the stunning views over the Snowdonia countryside to Cardigan Bay? Or look up to the mountains and the promise of an adventure? Maybe the interiors will catch your attention, where attractive original features have been complemented by a recent refurbishment to offer a high standard of accommodation for up to four people in two bedrooms, making it perfect for family and friends. The Barn is within walking distance of a dog-friendly pub and less than three miles from Tywyn's Blue Flag Beach and the Wales Coast Path. There is always plenty to see and do when you stay at The Barn, no matter what the season.
Fall in love all over again in this gorgeous holiday cottage in the Snowdonia National Park. The Granary sits in 20 private acres less than three miles from Cardigan Bay, Tywyn beach and the Wales Coastal Path, and within walking distance of the Peniarth Arms pub in Bryncrug. It is ideal for couples, though would also suit a solo adventurer who wants easy access to beautiful footpaths, exciting mountain bike routes, golf, fishing, horse riding, bird watching and a wealth of other activities that make Snowdonia a favourite holiday destination in every season.
The incredible views at The Cowshed are matched only by its stylish interior, which has recently been refurbished and updated to provide very comfortable self-catering accommodation for up to five people in two bedrooms. The layout (one double bedroom and a triple bunk room) is perfect for families, and with all rooms on one level, it's also great for people who like to avoid stairs. The Cowshed is on Geuforn Farm, a non-working farm set in 20 private acres in the south-west of Snowdonia National Park. Tywyn's Blue Flag beach is less than three miles from the door, and there is a welcoming, dog-friendly pub within walking distance.
You'll lose your heart to The Old Farmhouse, which sits in 20 private acres and has spectacular views over the Snowdonia National Park to Cardigan Bay. The gorgeous period farmhouse has recently been refurbished and now boasts a fresh, modern interior with plenty of 21st Century luxuries that sit comfortably alongside original 17th Century features. The private garden has a heated outdoor swimming pool for guests exclusive use (between May to the end of Sept), and there are stunning walks and bike rides from the gate. With space for up to nine people to sleep in four lovely bedrooms, and the option to rent the adjoining Little Cottage sleeping an extra two, this picturesque house is perfect for families and friends.
Glan Y Mor is in a highly desirable waterfront location in the pretty harbour town of Aberdovey. With Cardigan Bay on one side and Snowdonia National Park on the other, there's no way you'll run out of ways to have fun. Swimming, sailing, kiteboarding and paddle boarding are easily accessible, and you can fish from the garden wall. Cader Idris and the Dolgoch Falls are nearby, while Machynlleth is only ten miles up the River Dyfi. The spacious Victorian property sleeps up to ten people in four bedrooms and is dog-friendly with off-street parking.
Westhaven One is a stylish ground floor holiday apartment across the road from the beach at Aberdovey and steps from cafes, shops, restaurants, and other amenities. It's part of the waterfront Harbour Hotel and sleeps four people in two bedrooms with two bathrooms and space for four more people on two double sofa beds. The layout works well for couples, families and friends, especially those who enjoy walking, cycling, swimming and exploring Cardigan Bay and Snowdonia National Park. Holiday bookings are available all year round, with short breaks possible outside of peak season.
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There’s plenty to do in the town and the surrounding area, and below are some of the activities and attractions that come highly recommended.
The colourful waterfront houses are one of the signature features of Aberdyfi, and taking a stroll to visit the promenade is a great way to spend a morning. Admire the boats in the picturesque harbour and then try your hand at crab fishing off the jetty, all whilst admiring the views of Cardigan Bay.
Aberdyfi Beach has miles of sand dunes and is one of the best places to go when you’re spending time in the town. On sunny days you can expect to see plenty of families spending on the sand or braving the chilly water, whilst dog walkers make the most of the huge length of the beach at all times of year on walks from morning until it gets dark.
There are plenty of things to do in the area around Aberdyfi, such as exploring other areas of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. The Dyfi National Nature Reserve can also be found just to the south of the town and is part of the UNESCO Dyfi Biosphere, home to plenty of different species of Welsh wildlife.
The number one activity enjoyed by guests in Aberdyfi is watersports out in the sea that the town overlooks. Sailing is particularly popular on windy days, whilst things like kayaking, paddle boarding and windsurfing are also all on offer.
Aberdyfi is also known for being a brilliant destination for playing golf, with the town’s golf club being home to one of the oldest links courses in the UK. There are a range of tees for all abilities, all offering incredible views of Cardigan Bay and the rugged coastal scenery.
If you’re visiting Aberdyfi on a sunny day, be sure to stop by The Sweet Shop on the waterfront. The ice cream here is made from ingredients fresh from the dairy across the road and is one of the top locations for artisan desserts in the whole area.
Seaside villages in the UK like Aberdyfi are best visited when it is warm, as this will make spending time on the beach, swimming in the sea and enjoying other outdoor activities much more pleasant. The weather in Aberdyfi is at its warmest and driest in the summer between June and September, with the hottest and driest weeks of the year taking place in August.