Traditional stone cottage with hillside garden surrounded by ancient woodland and sheep fields, the perfect rural retreat located in Snowdonia National Park above the Mawddach Estuary with its renowned scenery and walks.
If you and your dog are yearning for a secluded Snowdownian seaside escape, look no further than this exquisite little cottage, situated by the wide, sandy estuary between Fairbourne (2 miles) and Barmouth (12 miles). Although remote, you’re just 1 mile from Morfa Mawddach railway station, connecting with Barmouth, Harlech (23 miles), Porthmadog (30 miles), Pwllheli (43 miles) and Birmingham. Catch the narrow gauge steam railway from Fairbourne to Barmouth ferry (which operates from April-October), and explore the plethora of independent shops, galleries, restaurants and canine-cordial pubs, like The Royal in Barmouth. Swim, sail, fish, horse ride, cycle, walk and paddleboard around this sublime estuarine idyll.
On approaching the cottage along the footpath, surrounded by wild Snowdonian countryside, you and your furry companion will feel at home instantly. Enter the welcoming interior, gather round the lounge’s inglenook hearth and crackling wood burner, unwind in a steaming bath or sink into soft duvets in the three splendid bedrooms with their seductive estuary vistas; just mind your head and be prepared for steep ascents upstairs! Conjure a cornucopia of local delights in the charming country kitchen, and savour al fresco feasts in the hillside garden, with its gorgeous views of Mawddach Estuary and beyond. It’s a little piece of heaven.
Find glorious dog-friendly beaches at Barmouth, Fairbourne and Harlech (check seasonal restrictions), Llwyngwril (4.5 miles), Carreg Wen (31 miles) and Black Rock Sands (32 miles) near Porthmadog; catch the Ffestiniog railway from Porthmadog for 13.5 miles of unforgettable alpine thrills. Sensitive noses will love sniffing out castles at Castell y Bere (14.5 miles) and Criccieth (35 miles), and the glorious ruins of Cymer Abbey (7 miles). For the ultimate memory, climb Mount Snowdon (37.5 miles) away – the perfect day out for outdoors types.
Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.