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Tywyn has been awarded the accolade of 'Best Place To Stay In Wales'

'Tywyn' has also been inspected by the Welsh Tourist Board and has again been awarded 5 STAR status again, with a score of 94% - January 2004

This is why we think you will enjoy a holiday in 'Tywyn':

  • Lovely views
  • In the heart of Snowdonia
  • Furnished to very high standard
  • Fully fitted carpets throughout
  • Four colour televisions
  • Video player / recorder and library of tapes
  • Two music centres
  • Good books, games and magazines
  • Local maps and guidebooks
  • Three electric showers and bath
  • Oil-fired central heating
  • Open log fire
  • Fully-equipped kitchen for self-catering
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Patio with gas barbecue
  • Drying area
  • Summer swimming
  • Salmon fishing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Orienteering
  • Mountain Biking
  • Canoeing
  • Close to:
    • Plenty of local attractions
    • Portmeirion
    • Ffestiniog railway
    • Harlech Cricieth & Caernarfon Castles
    • Sygyn Copper Mines
    • Riding Stables
    • Excellent places to eat
    • Beddgelert - Village in Bloom
The self-catering cottage stands back a little from a country road, next to our own house, just a mile and a half from Beddgelert. We have furnished and equipped it to a standard that we would be delighted to find if we were searching for really special holiday accommodation. An inventory of contents will reassure you that we have thought of everything to ensure that your stay is a happy one. Everywhere has fitted carpets - except the kitchen of course. If you don't wish to be out and about every minute of every day, there are four colour televisions, video player / recorder with library of tapes, two music centres, chess, Monopoly, Scrabble, jigsaws, interesting books and magazines, plenty of novels and good maps and guide books to the locality (one wall is covered by a huge 1:25,000 Ordnance Survey map of the whole of North Wales!). Should you return from the hills cold or wet, then enjoy a hot power shower or bath and central heating. Snuggle down in front of the open log fire with a hot drink and good music, with soft lighting from oil lamps and candles if you prefer.

You will enjoy lovely mountain views across wooded hillsides and sheep pastures. The river Glaslyn, with salmon and trout fishing and summer swimming flows from Snowdon just a couple of hundred metres away. Walk from the door into remote and beautiful hills , or take the Sherpa minibus that serves the Snowdon massif and catch a ride back to the door. Great castles - Harlech, Caernarfon and Cricieth are all within thirty minutes drive. A 'toy' railway steams into the hills to the biggest slate caverns in the world. The amazing Italianate village of Portmeirion is close by, and the sandy beaches and rocky coves of Cardigan Bay. There are ancient copper mines in the hills behind us; one, Sygun, can be entered safely with a guide. We have riding stables down the lane, and you can explore forgotten bridleways and woodland paths on horseback, lunching perhaps at a country pub. Or - you can sit quietly and just read or doze by a beautiful tumbling mountain stream behind the cottage.

If you decide on a change from cooking in the well-equipped kitchen, we offer impartial advice on good eating places ranging from the Best Fish & Chip Shop in Wales (really!) to special places for celebration meals. The bustling, award-winning village of Beddgelert is close by, five minutes drive or twenty five-minutes adventurous walk by the river, and offers a wide choice of eating venues catering to the thousands of visitors attracted by its beautiful location, and fame as winning village in the Wales-in-Bloom, Britain-in-Bloom and Europe-in-Bloom competitions!

It is difficult to know where to stop. We have lived here for thirty five years and have climbed, walked, cycled, driven, camped and barbecued just about everywhere. We know and love Snowdonia better than most. We will be delighted to share our enthusiasm and knowledge with you. If you ask.

We look forward to meeting you.

Best Wishes,

Anne and Alan Heason


Please visit www.streetmap.co.uk or www.multimap.com detailed local map***

***Important note: when you upload the local map, LL554YG is represented by an arrow / circle. This is not the location of Tywyn, which is about 100 meters before you get to the circle (to the left/west, and before you take the turn up towards Nantmor village. Tywyn is at the junction of the red and yellow roads.

Or use the following information:

Anne and Alan Heason - "Tyrpeg Bach", Nantmor, near Beddgelert, Gwynedd LL55 4YG

Telephone 01766 890286 - National Grid Reference: 597462 - E-mail alan@heason.net

Tywyn Cottage Location Map

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Tariffs for Weekly Letting
No of guests
3 or 4


5 or 6
7 or 8
Tariff Band
Jan 8-Jan 29
Jan 29-Apr 16
Apr 16-Apr 30 Jul 16-Sep 3
Dec 3-Dec 24
Apr 30-May 28

May 28-Jun 4

Dec 24-Jan 6 2010

Jun 4-Jul 9

Jul 9-Jul 16 (exact Christmas & New Year dates open to negotiation)
Sep 23-Oct 15
Sep 3-Sep 24  


Oct 29-Dec 3

Oct 15-Oct 29  











NOTE: (8th bed) We are not allowed, by the Wales Tourist Board, to advertise the cottage as sleeping 8 people. The reason for this is because, to achieve and maintain 5 star status, each bed, including children’s beds, must be at least 3 feet wide, and all beds must be made up and ready for use at all times, regardless of the number of guests occupying the property.
One of the bedrooms is small; we call it ‘the children’s room'. It cannot house two 3 feet-wide beds. But should guests request it of us, we can put an eighth, narrower, bed in the room and have it ready for your arrival. We advise against more than six adults sharing Tywyn.

TARIFF: is for a week, from Saturday, 4pm arrival, to the following Saturday; (we would appreciate your arranging to leave by 10.30am, giving us opportunity to prepare the cottage for arriving visitors).

DEPOSIT: £100 deposit secures a booking; please send us the balance four weeks before your arrival.
We would like you to lodge a £100 security deposit when you arrive, which we will refund in full if all is found to be in good and fair order after your departure.

RENTAL INCLUDES: Unrestricted use of the cottage at all times for the number of guests booked. All electricity, oil-fired central heating, open fire with logs and coal, permanent hot water, bath, three electric showers, all bed linen and towels. Use of full sized electric cooker with oven and grill, microwave with grill, refrigerator, deep freeze, toaster, coffee maker, four colour televisions, DVD player, video player, two music centres, good books and guides to the area, games and puzzles, gas barbeque, washing machine, tumble dryer and drying area.

Access (by arrangement) to our adjacent two-acre woodland garden with streams and waterfalls, home to an unusual collection of mature trees, specie rhododendrons, magnolias, azaleas, and rare, beautiful and unusual plants, many propagated from seed collected in the Himalaya, far East and elsewhere. The garden was one of six finalists of 3,000 entries in the RHS 'Best Garden in Britain' competition 2003.

We offer comprehensive guidance, tailored to the requirements and abilities of individual guests, on walks of all standards of difficulty and length, and suggestions for driving tours using quiet, little-used roads to peaceful, 'secret' spots.

If guests wish, we will, on occasion, prepare very special evening meals, cooked to an unusually high standard. The menu will be discussed between us in advance.

We respectfully request that you understand that the cottage is a no smoking zone because of the sensibilities of ever-changing guests.

To book your stay contact us