Hewell Cottage is a traditional 17th century stone holiday cottage in the heart of the charming village of Llwyngwril on the Merioneth coast (just south of Dolgellau).
Sleeping 5, the self catering cottage is attractive and cosy and has many original period features, such as the cooking range and exposed oak beams. Downstairs, the hall leads into the living room and kitchen/diner which are open plan. There is a door to the patio garden at the back which is in sunshine during most of the day. The living room has a wood burning stove in an inglenook for the cooler months, slate flagstone floor with rug, two sofas, a writing desk, TV with Freeview/DVD and stereo.
The kitchen has a lovely antique table, 5 chairs, 2 stools and the full range of equipment: fridge, oven, hob, microwave etc.
Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. The master bedroom with a double bed is eaved and full of character. The second bedroom is interconnecting, with three single beds. Both have dormer windows and are bright and airy. Because the cottage has a 'crog loft' there are no corridors upstairs. The bathroom has an electric shower, WC and hand basin.
The cottage is one of the earliest in the village, from the 1700s, and is off the main road. It is very close to the pub and village shop (50 yards or so) and 5 minutes walk from the beach.
The shop has a good range of food, drinks and newspapers. The Garthangharad is a friendly pub/hotel for adults and children, complete with restaurant and games room.
Llwyngwril is situated in the Snowdonia National Park, a wonderful area for walking, cycling, water sports, fishing, golf and other outdoor activities. Within 2 minutes you can be walking into the hills along the coastal path, looking over Cardigan Bay and strolling towards Dolgellau market town to the north or Towyn to the south. Or take the train (the station is minutes from the cottage) to Fairbourne and walk across the Mawddach estuary bridge to Barmouth.
There are dozens of great walks for all ages within striking distance, either by car, train or bus, or on foot, directly from the cottage. Talyllyn steam railway at Tywyn is very popular with visitors. There are various mines and caves to explore and opportunities for white water rafting in the locality.
The shingle beach, with a couple of sandy areas when the tide is on the ebb, is a five minute walk away along the path by the bubbling Afon Gwril, from which the village name is derived. For longer stays and good swimming, Fairbourne beach is the closest (2 miles) with a long mile of fine sand. Pony trekking behind the beach along the estuary makes a great morning/afternoon out.. Aberdovey to the south (location of golf course) has a lovely beach and dunes too.
There are many leaflets and descriptions at the cottage for all sorts of activities in the surrounding area.