Bwthyn is the end cottage in a row of 4 converted barns in Dyffryn Ardudwy, Snowdonia. This two bedroom ground floor cottage is perfect for that traditional seaside holiday.One double bedroom and one twin combined with a large lounge and fully functional kitchen means Bwthyn is ideal for families looking for a quiet break by the sea. It certainly beats camping.
Large floor to ceiling windows down one side means the lounge is nice and bright as well as being spacious. A comfortable sofa and armchairs face a romantic cast iron fire set in the original stone surround. At the other end of the room there’s a large dining table. Great if you’re better than us at persuading the family to sit down together at meal times.
A step up leads to an open plan kitchen. Smaller than the lounge but everything you need is there. Cooker, microwave, toaster, kettle etc. Then two bedrooms, one double one twin. Both bedrooms are spacious and immaculately furnished. That perfect combination of quality period furniture combined with new and clean bedding and linen.
The bathroom has a modern white suite and shower. Here to, the original and exposed oak beams add character and a sense of luxury.
We all agreed that Bwthyn was one of those houses that has a really comfortable feel to it. A space where everyone can relax. Slumped in front of the TV, slouched over a good book, preparing a picnic for our afternoon excursion or just looking enviously out of the window at the perfectly manicured gardens. One day my lawn will look that good.
‘Bwthyn’ is located, in my opinion, in one of the nicest parts of the 840 square miles that makes up the Snowdonia National Park. You’re certainly in the heart of the park here. Glorious sandy beaches a stones throw to the west and un-spoilt mountain wilderness to the east. Travel north and you come to Harlech with it’s famous castle and the impressive Royal St Davids links golf course. Further north for Portmeirion, Betws y Coed and of course Snowdon itself. Barmouth and the magnificent Mawddach estuary winding its way past the foot of Cader Idris is a 5 minute drive to the south.
Lots of outdoorsy things to do in the area including the new Mecca of mountain biking, Coed Y Brenin. Definitely worth a trip, whether you’re a complete beginner or one of the world class racers that visit regularly. If you consider other pursuits like white water rafting, mountaineering, wakeboarding and coasteering there’s certainly plenty of opportunities for adrenalin junkies to get their fix. Personally, I prefer to stick to building sandcastles on the beach, but each to their own.
A traditional seaside holiday
In the heart of the Snowdonia National Park
It certainly beats camping
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