Holiday cottages in the pretty village of Llanbedr are surrounded by spectacular countryside, in the unspoiled Ardudwy region of Gwynedd, Wales. It lies on the banks of the Afon Arto, a few miles before it meets the ocean at a sweeping estuary lined with sand dunes. Originally a centre for the slate quarrying industry, this welcoming community now makes a peaceful base for exploring an enchanting corner of Wales.
In the heart of the village, the Ty Mawr Hotel and Victoria Inn both serve good food and a variety of local ales. There is also a bakery, a small grocery and a café. A short drive from holiday cottages in Llanbedr, some of the area’s most impressive ancient monuments can be found, including Neolithic standing stones, the Stones of Llanbedr and Bronze Age hut circles. There are a number of historic landmarks to look out for in the village, including Glyn Pedr, the listed Victorian home of Maes Ffynnon. A mile from your holiday cottage in Llanbedr, in the sleepy hamlet of Pentre Gwnfryn, the chapel of Capel Salem was the subject of a famous painting, Salem, by Sydney Curnow Vosper.
Rural and delightfully remote, Cwm Yr Afon Cottage is located on a sheep farm. This beautifully renovated rural cottage in the North Wales countryside is a small, romantic retreat in Snowdonia. Dog-friendly and child-friendly. Sleeps 3.
Ty Cerrig, with incredible rustic décor sleeping five, is built from an ancient barn in Llanbedr. This magnificent coast and countryside getaway near Harlech in Snowdonia offers homely modern features along with easy access to breathtaking natural scenery and many outdoor activities. Pets welcome.
Isallt is a homely stone-built holiday home near Harlech between Snowdonia and the Cambrian coast. Located on a farm, this Grade II listed 19th Century barn conversion, has been refurbished to a high standard and is perfect for a rural retreat near the beach for a family holiday. Pets welcome.
Llanbedr’s airport is home to Fly Snowdonia, a flying school offering pleasure flights over the stunning surrounding countryside, in a Robin DR400 aircraft. Just outside the village, Llanbedr Railway Station is on the Cumbrian Line, making it a great choice for visitors arriving on public transport. Directly to the west of Llanbedr, the beach of Morfa Dyffryn is a wild expanse of sand, backed by a maze of towering dunes. Self-catering holidays in Llanbedr would be incomplete without a lazy day or two on the shore, swimming, building sandcastles and looking out for dolphins, which are often spotted out to sea. Mount Snowdon in Snowdonia National Park, the rugged Llyn Peninsula, and the delightful seaside resort of Barmouth are all close enough for day trips.