Stable Cottage, Cardigan Bay


A gorgeous cottage for 4 on the coast of Snowdonia National Park, perfect for friends or a family

2 Bedrooms

1 Bathroom

Child friendly

Close to a beach

Dog friendly

Eco conscious


Swimming pool



Space & setting.

*Brand new*

Right on the coast of Cardigan Bay, this former stables on the sprawling Llanfendigaid Estate is ideal for both outdoor adventure and indoor relaxation. Grade-II listed, and sleeping up to 4, it offers just the right amount of cottagecore; from the pastel gingham fabrics and inglenook fireplace to the rose arch that hangs above the traditional door. Come with friends and dogs and explore miles of rugged coastline and empty beaches, or hike up Snowdonia’s mountains and around its stunning lakes, rivers and icy waterfalls. Family holidays are joyous here too, thanks to a shared indoor pool, tyre swings, picnic spots and acres of woodland to run wild. There are caves for hide and seek down on Tonfanau Beach, and rock pools for little ones, before you settle in for evening board games with a hot chocolate. Or wrap up warm and head back outside; you’re in the middle of a Dark Sky Reserve and the stargazing is epic.

Getting here: drive, or train to Tywyn then taxi (10 mins)

“Gareth’s dad is from Tywyn and his nan lived here until she was 105, so Gareth was brought here for every summer holiday. Now we are living in Cheshire and sadly Gareth’s dad is no longer with us, we wanted a reason to keep coming back to this place we both love. When we saw Llanfendigaid on the market, we jumped at the opportunity to buy it. We are shaping it in a way that is sympathetic to the history but also bringing it up-to-date so that the infrastructure is sound for many years to come. Between us we are keen environmentalists, love the outdoors and interiors.” Owners, Lisa and Gareth

My Kip favourites

They love
“Sitting in the garden on a dark winter evening and watching the stars.”

We love
The owners’ eclectic collection of artwork, antiques and charity shop finds, sprinkled throughout.

You may not love
No phone signal. Four other rentals on site. You’ll need a car to reach shops, pubs etc.

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  • "The cottage we stayed in, truly was a hidden gem. Scenic location surrounded by fields and hills (in the distance you can see the sea). The cottage itself is equipped to the highest standard and the use of the pool is a fantastic bonus. Emma welcomed us on arrival - such a wonderful person. It’s a good base to travel out to the local waterfalls and beaches. We are definitely booking again for next year. Thank you Lisa and Garath."

    Suzie, August 2023
  • "We had a fabulous half term in Wales at the Cottage - it was everything we had hoped and more. Beautifully situated near the coast with everything we could need for a self catered holiday. The facilities in the cottage were recently refurbished and really lovely - including a washing machine which was much appreciated. The swimming pool was a real bonus for the children and just the right temperature. There is so much to do in the area and the beach easily in walking distance. Lisa was always on hand to help with anything we needed and knowledgeable about the area. We have already booked to return next year!"

    Sophie, May 2023


Ground-source heat pumps, eco-friendly materials used in the renovations, and the owners upcycle and repurpose where possible.


  • Sunset from the Hut by Adell Explores
    Sunset from the Hut by Adell Explores
  • Cardigan Bay Hideaways
  • Cardigan Bay Hideaways
  • Tal-y-llyn Lake by Chris Williams
    Tal-y-llyn Lake by Chris Williams
  • Aberdyfi Beach © Visit Snowdonia
    Aberdyfi Beach © Visit Snowdonia
  • Tal-y-llyn © Visit Mid Wales
    Tal-y-llyn © Visit Mid Wales
  • Harlech Castle © Valeryegorov
    Harlech Castle © Valeryegorov
  • Snowdonia © Neil Mark Thomas via Unsplash
  • Cardigan Bay © Danny Thomas via Unsplash
    Cardigan Bay © Danny Thomas via Unsplash
  • The estate is right on the coast in Cardigan Bay, a long sweeping arc which joins the Llyn peninsula in the north with Pembrokeshire in the south, and is fringed by amazing empty beaches.
  • Walk the Wales Coastal Path in either direction keeping an eye out for wild dolphins and seals, then loop back over the hills to return to the estate.
  • Or simply stroll down to Tonfanau Beach and explore the caves (20 mins from the door); can you find the one with a tunnel back to the estate?
  • On fair-weather days, swim in the estate’s indoor pool or head into Tywyn, which has a traditional independent cinema serving great nachos and popcorn topped with sweets!
  • Take the steam train to Harlech Castle, a World Heritage Site entered via a ‘floating’ footbridge. On the way back get off at Barmouth for an hour to wander around the seaside town’s quirky shops and eat mussels overlooking the sea.
  • We love Aberdovey’s white-sand beach and the Aberdyfi Ice Cream Company serves the best ice cream ever. Get the kids crab fishing from the jetty, take a boat trip from the harbour or go kayaking out into Cardigan Bay.
  • You’re staying within Snowdonia National Park (now officially called Eryri National Park) with its 9 mountain ranges, 15 peaks over 3,000 feet and 23 miles of sweeping coastline.
  • Swim at Tal-y-llyn, a stunning ribbon lake circled by a walking trail, with plenty of entry spots for dipping. Afterwards, go for lunch at the Ty’n Y Cornel Hotel (20 mins’ drive).
  • Dogs will love the Dolgoch Falls walk, a chain of 3 waterfalls cascading down through mystical woodland with lots of dog-friendly swimming spots along the way.


  • Cottage in the grounds of the Llanfendigaid Estate (6 cottages on site in total, sleeping 38 in total)
  • 2 bedrooms: 1 king + 1 twin
  • Bathroom with shower over tub; toiletries provided
  • Fully-equipped kitchen including Smeg fridge freezer, electric hob, 2 ovens, hot tap and coffee machine; basics provided
  • Open-plan living area warmed by a woodburner; board games, books and Smart TV
  • Private garden with picnic table and BBQ
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • No phone signal but good WiFi
  • The owners are available by WhatsApp; there’s also a full-time housekeeper on site
  • Shared access to indoor heated swimming pool
  • Drive to shops, pubs and restaurants (10-15 mins)
  • Local bike hire
  • Booking conditions: 2 dogs welcome (extra fee of £30/dog)
  • Remember to pack: pool towels and swimsuits, wellies/walking boots

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