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Railway Cottage Beach Cottage in Fairbourne, Gwynedd

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From: €258 weekly Guests 5 Rooms 3 Bathroom 1

Railway Cottage Beach Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
Railway Cottage is an 18th century stone-built, mid-terraced cottage on the edge of the seaside village of Fairbourne between the Cambrian Mountains and Barmouth Bay in the Snowdonia National Park. With two double bedrooms, one single room and a family bathroom, this cottage can sleep five people in comfort. The rest of the accommodation is made up of a fitted kitchen, a dining room with a woodburning stove and a sitting room with an electric fire. Outside the cottage are enclosed front and rear patio gardens with furniture and a BBQ as well as off road parking for two cars. With the beach just a fifteen minute walk away, Railway Cottage is the ideal holiday destination for a family looking to spend their holiday playing in the sand.

Fairbourne is a village in the Snowdonia National Park, which nestles between the Cambrian Mountains and Barmouth Bay. It rests beside a huge sandy beach, perfect for family fun and watersports. The well-known town of Barmouth, with its pubs, restaurants and beautiful beach, is only a 30 minute walk away along The Bar, a strip of land along which the Fairbourne steam railway runs. The whole region offers excellent walks, mountain biking and watersports, and is home to many species of birds that flock to the area's sheltered beaches and rock pools. Discover Dolgellau and delightful Aberdovey, and visit the magnificent sights of medieval Harlech Castle, Portmeirion Italianate village and the wonderful Snowdonia National Park, all within a short drive.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.

Oil central heating with woodburner and electric fire. Electric double oven with hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent, please bring own beach towels. Cot, highchair and stairgate. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed front and rear patio gardens with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 10 mins walk. Beach 15 mins walk. Note: There is a small covered pond in the front garden. Note: The cottage is located on an A road, care to be taken at all times.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • By the sea
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Compton
September 2020
The owner was very helpful when I phoned him about the keycode.. We were able to borrow a cot, high chair and stair gate at the property without extra charge. Usually we have found that these items are costly extras. The property was very clean and tidy and they have made it as safe as possible during the present climate leaving extra cleaning products for our use. They also left us a bottle of wine, some bread and milk on our arrival.
Mrs Compton, September 2020
September 2020
Loved the cottage, it was clean and comfortable with everything we needed.. Good location. It was very quiet which we loved. The trains didn't bother us as they ran infrequently. Loved watching the birds and chickens wandering about. The cockerel was a nice alarm clock. The welcome pack was a pleasant surprise and the owners were very helpful when I contacted them with a couple of queries. We had a relaxing week with plenty of walks and I would recommend this cottage
Mrs Wills, September 2020
August 2020
A really well equipped cottage which is spacious and easily accommodated 5 adults.. great location for exploring Snowdonia and surrounding area. the beach is lovely and very close but would recommend driving the very short distance, especially if you have young children as the walk is initially along a main road with no footpath
Mr Smithers, August 2020
August 2020
This charming cottage provided a comfortable, private and clean space for our family of 5 adults on a week's 'staycation' in the first week of August this summer.. Set away from the main road, it was quiet yet close enough to the beach in Fairbourne for short local walks and longer walks and cycling to Barmouth located on the other side of the estuary. The back garden provided ideal shelter to enjoy the late afternoon sunshine. We had real feeling of being at the seaside and close to countryside and the breathtaking scenery around us. Communication with the owners was excellent and we felt very welcome. One thing to bear in mind - there is no public footpath to access Fairbourne on foot through the fields as there is a train track that runs behind the Railway Cottage (the very few trains that pass during the day did not disturb our peace whatsoever). So if walking to Fairbourne, this involves a very short walk of approx 150 m along the edge of the main road until the turning off to Fairbourne and the paved path is reached. By car, it takes a couple of minutes and there is free parking around Fairbourne.
Mr Swann
April 2019
The cottage was lovely and spacious, warm and homely.. The facilities were excellent and the cottage provided everything anyone might need. We would definitely book again in the future.
Mrs Jeffery
July 2018
On arriving at the cottage, the outside area at the front looked dismal , there were chickens roaming about .. ... the chickens themselves not a problem but the chickens mess up the garden path was a problem .....sitting outside would not have been pleasant ...however there was another outside space at the back of the cottage that was pleasant .the inside of the cottage was lovely ..bedding was immaculate and fresh overall cottage interior lovely outside just needs an overall
Mr Falkner
July 2018
Only one complaint and that is the inaccurate information about the internet.. Yes there is access to the internet but only if you pay for each device to have access. At £30 for over two weeks per device it is excessive.
Mr Foxall
May 2018
The outside was a let down as not clean and tidy the beds were uncomfortable no freezer does not mention in the ads there is a train very near and the neighbors have chickens etc as my friend is allergic..
Mr Rainey
February 2018
We've had a great stay at No 2 Railway Cottages, a clean, well equiped home with plenty of room for us 4 (2 adult & 2 children).. The veiws are ace. The house has a great heating system and additional wood burner. I'd recommend it to anyone we will defiantly be coming back . The owners Mike & Amy where very helpful to us also. Some reviews stated concerns about car parking we had no such problem there is a driveway at the front of the house that belongs to the house .. no worries there .. 10/10
Mrs Vaughan
September 2017
Nice cottage, very clean, but the outside parking & gardens let the cottage down..
September 2016
After navigating the holes and puddles in the road leading to the cottage, we arrived there to a pleasant surprise. We had been left bread, milk and a bottle of wine which was a reall nice touch. The rooms are spacious and every need catered for. A log fire, and outdoor patio furniture, but those really aren't important, it's important that the basics are right, here they fall well short of anybody's expectations. On the surface it looks clean, but deep down it most certainly ain't. The kitchen units, especially under the sink, smell badly of damp, even the wall units. All the crockery we intended to use had to be washed and left out on the worktop. Only the fridge and microwave were something like. The hob had grease marks running down the side and rust marks on the elements. The toaster was quite full of old breadcrumbs. Windows hadn't been cleaned for weeks, something we had to do. Old food jammed down between the leather cushions, cobwebs everywhere and weeds in the outside patio area in abundance. The beds and linen were clean and crisp, but carpets were filthy, the kitchen floor was disgusting, looks like it's never seen a mop, or had disinfectant on it from people walking chicken poo in that you find on the path. I could go on forever with faults in this cottage. The main thing that does concern me is the electrics here. The main cooker point is 75mm away from the back cooker ring , the place where the washer plugs in, dangerous or what.!! Has this cottage got a certificate .? The bathroom is another disaster area where a hole in the floor is covered by a bath mat.! The whole cottage has black damp patches, I understand it is old but in this day and age in can be dealt with. This is our first experience in renting a holiday cottage and perhaps our last
Mr Clarke
September 2015
The cottage had everything we needed and the garden was lovely to sit in in the evening sun. There was lots to do in the nearby area. The miniature railway in the village was lovely and the train/ferry to Barmouth made for a good day out. There was lots of lovely walks such as blue lake and railway bridge to Barmouth. We would definitely book the cottage again.
Mr Ellis
September 2015
The Cottage is a proper 'home from home' in a lovely setting. It is fitted out to a high standard and was very clean and comfortable. Will definitely return in years to come.
Mr Hickling
May 2015
The cottage just felt like home, have been there several times and enjoyed going there each time.
Mr Millar
October 2013
Surprisingly spacious, and would be comfortable for a group of five.
Mr Mrs Sandford
September 2013
Lovely, well presented terraced cottage in a fantastic location. The cottage seemed to have everything we needed, even down to DVDs to watch and games to play in the evening. Fairbourne, the nearest village, has a main line railway station, a miniature steam railway, a lovely beach, and the best value for money fish and chip shop. We had a lovely week, and felt very at home in the cottage.
Mr Ward
June 2013
The cottage was very homely and had everything needed for a self catering property. The garden was perfect for sitting out in in the evening. We loved the chickens. The cottage was suitably located so that everything we wanted to visit was not too far away. Despite being warned about Wales' wet weather we had a fantastic week of sunshine. We were impressed with the milk and bread etc which was there when we arrived. There was plenty of information about Fairbourne and the local amenities. A perfect holiday home for grown ups or families. Thanks.
Mr Green
May 2013
The cottage was excellent, very clean and nice touches such as a bottle of wine, biscuit,s milk and tea and coffee were already there for us. We all enjoyed our stay there.
Mr Wormald
April 2013
Cottage was to an excellent standard, location within easy reach of great beaches, would recommend to anyone.
December 2012
We arrived to find a beautiful well decorated cottage with nice gardens front and back. The cottage was very spacious, very well fitted out with everything you would need to make the stay comfortable. We was welcomed with a supply of tea, coffee, sugar and bread and a nice bottle of wine. The bed linen and towels were of good quality and clean. We were located very near the railway station so if we didn't want to drive we could still get out and about. The only bad thing we could say is the private road we had to drive up to get access to the cottage was not maintained and unfortunatley the weeks before our holiday the weather was terrible and the road was full of big pot holes full of dirty rainwater. The week we were there the weather was very good and we enjoyed our stay and would recommend the cottage to our friends and family.
Mr Henshaw
October 2012
Wonderful cottage and lovely arrival. Found cake tins in the cupboard, amazing, next time I'll be prepared to make a cake.
Mrs Wells
October 2012
Convenient access to public transport. The property itself was comfortable, warm and very well equipped. Also there was sufficient cleaning materials and equipment to allow us to leave the cottage how we found it. The welcome pack was a lovely touch.
Mr Galvin
September 2012
The Cottage was lovely, well decorated, warm and welcoming and there was a welcome of essentials. The bed linen and towels were clean and of very good quality. We had a nice, peaceful week.
Mrs Hughes
August 2012
Great location and fantastically equipped cottage.
Ms Weetman
August 2012
Quality furnishings, comfy beds, milk, bread and wine on arrival, cleaning at the end of our first week. Digital radios and video recorder were great. Decent selection of books.
Miss Collen
August 2012
The accommodation was lovely with plenty of living space and decent size bedrooms. The welcome provisions were very good too. A short walk to the beach and lots of walks nearby to explore, or even a train service up or down the coast meant the car hardly moved from the parking space.
Mrs Robertson
July 2012
The amount of games and books left in the property are excellent for families.
Mrs Brown
July 2012
A well appointed cottage with a good garden in a good location.
Mr Horsfall
July 2011
Railway Cottage is a lovely, well equipped property in a beautiful setting.
Mrs Gibbins
May 2011
The location was good, lots of lovely walks and the shops provided everything in Fairbourne. Stunning scenery, very warm and a very comfortable cottage. All amenities provided for. Bottle of wine, milk and bread on arrival. Also, sugar, coffee and tea. Extremely nice welcome. We were very happy all round and wouldn't hesitate to return or recommend.
Mrs Dowlman
February 2011
The finishing touches always make a difference, we received milk and bread on our arrival, plastic plates and bowls so we didn't have to worry about the children breaking the crockery, washing up liquid and hand soap. These little things make an excellent property become a superlative one. Excellent value for a spacious property. The Location was very accessible for the whole of Snowdonia, but if you didn't want to travel far there are some excellent places right on your doorstop.
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