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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Barmouth, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales

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Newent, United Kingdom
1 review
“Stunning location and tip-top accommodation”
Reviewed 20 July 2017 for a stay in May 2017

The accommodation is neat, attractive and well-cared for. Everything you need is there, including binoculars to appreciate a wonderful mountain view - and the aspect of the cottage is really lovely. The living room overlooks some stunning scenery - with a patio to sit on and appreciate the views too. The owners are close by, and are very helpful indeed.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Jul 2017
Thanks for sharing your experience and it would not be the same without the niboculars
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Everything you could want from a really fantastic holiday cottage”
Reviewed 19 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

The cottage is in the most impressive and beautiful location, with glorious views of Cader Idris in one direction and the beautiful Barmouth estuary in another. It is a short drive or an attractive walk down into Barmouth with its lovely beaches, promenade, cafes, shops and entertainments. The cottage itself is very impressive, newly furnished and fully equipped with everything you could need to make a good holiday. Graham and Anne, the owners, are really friendly and able to give advice on the best places to visit. We were even given a great welcome by Owain, their dog. You really know you're on holiday when you enjoy your morning coffee sitting out on the patio taking in the fantastic views. We will certainly be visiting again!

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
25 Jul 2017
Thanks for all the info you have provided. Your experience is valuable for others
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Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Fantastic views and plenty to do”
Reviewed 18 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Wonderful views from a comfortable cottage. Barmouth has a lovely beach and good selection of shops and cafes. There's plenty to do in the area despite me being in a wheelchair at times. Great for walking, cycling, steam railways and castles! Beautiful scenery.

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Management Response
20 Jul 2017
Hi Sue. It was great to have you stay and I hope the photos all worked out for you. Looking at your photos certainly gave me a new angle on some of our local features.
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Poole, United Kingdom
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“Amazing mountain views!”
Reviewed 16 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We stayed at Bwthyn-Agnes / Agnes Fach holiday cottage booked through Dioni and really did have a great week there especially helped with fantastic weather!

The drive up to the cottage is up a steep and narrow lane but when you see the views it's worth it.

We found the cottage quite basic and small to be honest but then you'd look out at the views of the mountains and it didn't seem to matter quite as much.

In Dioni's description it states 'enclosed balcony' but it's not. However, the owner kindly provided a board to put across entrance to keep our dogs in. Another thing not mentioned in the description is the owner runs a bunkhouse and small campsite here also. We were quite upset that on our last night 2 campervans parked outside our bedroom window and obscured our beautiful sea views! We paid £500 for the week (£50 of that for the dogs!) and these campers paid considerably less I'm sure. In the height of summer the cottage price shoots up to £750+ per week and if the campsite was full then this really would ruin your holiday but I suppose it only affected our last night but it's worth mentioning.

There are lovely walks straight from the cottage with the most incredible views. We loved Barmouth especially the beach and enjoyed fish and chips whilst soaking up the atmosphere. We hired bikes at the Birmingham Garage £10 each for 4 hours and cycled over the old bridge to Fairbourne. Climbing Cadair Idris was the highlight of the holiday for my husband and daughter only a 25 minute drive away. Beddgellert was beautiful and the Dolgoch waterfall.

The cottage is really all about those views over the mountains! It could do with a bit of TLC ie: painting the marked walls and especially treating the mould in the bedrooms and bathrooms (particularly bad in the twin room - we were shocked by this as kids sleep here). The beds weren't comfortable and the bedding and towels were old and tired. Only one tea towel provided too and had to ask for another. The bathroom door needs attention very difficult and noisy to open and close. The tv wasn't the best and the WiFi was very intermittent but Graham did his best to fix it each day but like I say it's all about the views!

The views 5/5
The cottage 3/5

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Management Response
18 Jul 2017
Thank you for sharing your experience. You raised a number of issues about the cottage itself that clearly took away from your enjoyment of your holiday and we are very sorry about that and that we did not meet with your expectations. I do appreciate how disappointing it can be to look forward to a holiday only to find the accommodation is just not what you expected and required. I will try and address each point in turn:
1. Balcony - I do take your point about that and we will be installing a gate
2. Campsite near by - yes we do offer some small scale camping and generally there is so much space about that this does not cause a problem and campers and cottage guests are usually happy to share the view and we have not experienced any previous complaints about that. However on the days in question the campers arrived while we were out and pitched far closer to you cottage than we would have allowed had we been on site when they arrived. i am sorry this was a problem and future guests rest assured that will manage campers to make sure they are not on top of your space.
3. Basic and Small - This is a small cottage but is fully equipped with the equipment needed for a group of 4 people sharing the cottage. All of the equipment and furniture was brand new when we first opened a couple of years ago apart from the Wedgwood pottery which is a little older. The cottage I had hoped would be regarded as tastefully furnished with solid oak and leather furniture. We would advise guests to take note of your comments regarding size as if families do need spacious rooms Agnes Fach (Fach is welsh for small) may not be the place for them and they may be better approaching one of our neighbours where they may find more space to spread out. I am aware that as well as a family of four you also had two large boxer dogs and your experience may be of use to other travellers who have large dogs. I think our cottage is not ideal for two large dogs.
4. TLC needed - yes I do agree and take your point. There are one or two points where the paint has been scraped and marked by furniture being moved around. We paint up and decorate every season and unfortunately when the damage occurs mid season when bookings follow one after another with just a short turn around time it can be difficult to paint between guests and have the paint dry before a new guest arrives so that is an issue we will have to address in the Autumn.
You have mentioned mould in the bathrooms. I have checked this out and cannot find any traces of mould at all so I am very surprised at this. After you left and before we saw this review we did spot the mould in the twin room for the first time and I agree with you we were shocked and really surprised to see this too. It has now been dealt with thanks for highlighting this it was not good and needed to be sorted.
5. Beds not comfortable and bedding tired - We have had one or two guests who have commented on the comfort of the beds adversely but I will be honest with you, the vast majority of our guests say they are comfortable. If there is a problem we would like to get it right for the future but sometimes it can be difficult to meet the comfort needs of all guests. I am so sorry you felt the bedding was old and tired as we have tried to make available very good quality bedding and towels. However we do note your experience and judgement and of course these are items that will need to be renewed on a regular basis.
5. Tea towels - we have always simply provided one for each guest but are very happy to provide more than one should a guest require it
6. Bathroom door - Yes good point - and it has now been fixed and moves effortlessly in silence
7. TV wasn't the best - yes I agree the TV is not the best but we do hope is perfectly acceptable.I am not sure if you mean it is not the best in terms of functionality or if there is a fault. I will check it out to see if there are any specific problems and if it can be fixed or needs replacing
8. WiFi - I do share your pain on this - we have been having problems getting this to work well and faultlessly and at the time when you arrived we had just changed provider and upped our broad band speed. Sadly things are still not perfect and this system can require intervention from time to time. We will continue to try and make improvements and try out new equipment to get it to work more smoothly and continuously. However we would advise anyone that needs a seamless and flawless broadband connection, say, so that you can work while here or keep the kids entertained then this cottage may not be the one for you and if you are looking for a cottage out of town in the mountains do ask first if the wifi is 100%.
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