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.
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!
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.
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