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Once Upon a Tide

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7 Nights See prices

  • £510  to  £995

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Short Breaks From

  • £100 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Waterside Location

About Once Upon a Tide

Once Upon a Tide is in a fantastic location on Marine Parade with incredible views over Barmouth Beach and the Mawddach Estuary. Bright, fresh and modern, the stylish first-floor apartment belies the age of the Victorian property which has been a feature of this popular seaside resort for well over a century. The layout is ideal for couples, families or friends. There is space for four people in two bedrooms, with the option of accommodating an additional child on a single sofa bed in the master bedroom. You'll be staying across the road from the beach and only a few minutes walk from shops, cafes and welcoming pubs like The Last Inn.

Barmouth is in mid-Wales, overlooking Cardigan Bay near the western border of Snowdonia National Park. The beautiful Blue Flag beach makes it a particular favourite with families in summer, but it's proximity to coast and mountains make it an excellent choice for a holiday at any time of the year. Stroll along the seafront promenade or, in summer, climb aboard the land train. Barmouth is called Abermaw in Welsh, meaning that it is at the mouth of the Mawddach Estuary which heads inland for eight miles from the coast. The Mawddach Trail is suitable for walking and cycling and is a favourite with locals and visitors for the beautiful views along its route between Barmouth and Dolgellau. The Panorama Walk passes the Victorian Panorama Gardens. The climb to the top is steep, but your efforts will be rewarded with breathtaking views of Barmouth Bridge, Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains.

Walkers and hikers revere this region for the wealth of walks, including those to the peak of Cader Idris. Drive north for an hour to reach the base of Snowdon, or stay closer to home and walk beside Arthog Falls, along the Torrent Walk or the Taith Ardudwy Way, or over the Barmouth Viaduct as part of the Precipice Walk. There is a path to suit every ability and level of energy.

Day trips can include a visit to Porthmadog Harbour or wandering around pretty Portmeirion village. Harlech and its magnificent castle are just 20-minutes from Barmouth, and the mountain bike trails at Coed-y-Brenin are about 10 minutes further. Get your thrills on the world's fastest zip line at Zip World in Blaenau Ffestiniog, where you can also enjoy the unique experience of Bounce Below - a slate cavern transformed into a subterranean trampoline network.

With the beach on the doorstep and spectacular views, you may be happy to stay close to the apartment and make the most of the fantastic seaside location.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

David & Sian James joined Independent Cottages in January 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Waterside Location
  • Beach Nearby
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Snowdonia)

Accommodation Comprises:

Once Upon a Tide is on the first floor of a Victorian mansion block. Accommodation is all on one level. The owners have recently refurbished it to a very high standard.

  • Front-facing open-plan living/dining room and with an enormous bay window that frames beautiful views of the estuary. The seating area has two deep leather sofas, an original decorative fireplace, and a 48-inch Smart TV. The apartment has fibre fast WiFi throughout and Apple TV and Firestick (unsubscribed) available on request.
  • Solid wood dining table and five chairs sit in front of the bay window to give guests uninterrupted views while they eat.
  • Contemporary kitchen with sleek units and integrated appliances. Part of the worktop doubles as a breakfast bar with stools to perch and enjoy a glass of wine while cooking delicious family meals.
  • Spacious master bedroom with a kingsize bed, bedside tables with reading lights, and a settee that folds out into a single bed to accommodate a child. The ensuite bathroom has a shower over the bath, a heated towel rail, WC and a handbasin.
  • Second bedroom with adult-sized bunk beds.
  • Family shower room with a shower, WC and a handbasin.

Additional Information: Utilities, WiFi, bed linen and bath towels are all provided. Guests to supply beach towels if they are required. A travel cot (no bedding) is available - please request when booking. Short stays (minimum of three nights) are possible, depending on availability. Smoking and pets are not permitted.

Once Upon a Tide Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Thu, 5th May 2022 - Wed, 25th May 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
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Thu, 26th May 2022 - Wed, 8th Jun 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
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Thu, 9th Jun 2022 - Wed, 20th Jul 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
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Thu, 21st Jul 2022 - Wed, 31st Aug 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Thu, 1st Sep 2022 - Wed, 28th Sep 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
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Thu, 29th Sep 2022 - Wed, 19th Oct 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
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Thu, 20th Oct 2022 - Wed, 26th Oct 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4+1 in 2 bedrooms (1 King, 1 Bunk, 1 Sofa Bed)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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David & Sian James
Member Since January 2021

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* Calendar last updated: 16th May 2022