Goronwy Cottage Family Holiday Home

Cottage in Barmouth, Cambrian Coast, Wales

Gloddfa Road

6 Bedrooms «
Sleeps up to 12 «
Price from £499 to £1699 per week «
Children Welcome «
Pets Considered «

About the Cottage

Lounge Holidays are thrilled to offer this really special, coastal view, large family holiday home. Goronyw Cottage, on 'The Rock’ in Barmouth, has it all! 

This gorgeous grade 2 listed property has many original features, including a splendid inglenook fireplace with big wood burner, slate flag & stripped pine flooring and Georgian sash windows with wooden shutters. The West facing period veranda and large sun decked terrace provide stunning coastal views. 

  • 5-6 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 10-12
  • 4 bathrooms
  • Incredible views
  • Free WiFi
  • Flatscreen TV with DVD
  • Sun terrace with BBQ
  • Free parking permits
  • Pet-friendly



Entering from the veranda into the kitchen/diner both areas feature exposed beamed ceilings & pitched pine floors.


The kitchen area next to the dining area is separated by a breakfast bar. The kitchen has newly fitted kitchen units with gloss laminate worktops and coordinating splashbacks and has everything you would expect in a premium holiday home kitchen, inc all the crockery, plus:

  • A 'Belling' range cooker with 2 ovens & a warming oven
  • 6 ring gas hob & hot plate and extractor hood over
  • Integrated dishwasher
  • 1.5 bowl sink & drainer with mixer tap
  • Tall fridge/freezer - in the cellar is an addition fridge/freezer 
  • 4 slice toaster
  • Microwave & food processor. 

Dining Room

The spacious dining area has lovely sea views framed by the veranda, sash window with paneling, pitch pine floorboards (reclaimed timber from the last Barmouth Bridge refurbishment), ‘Haverland’ electric heater, exposed beams and a lovely big wooden dining table with 8 chairs and additional folding chairs.

Sitting room

Through to the large sitting room with the focal point being the stone inglenook fireplace with a big wood burner. 

Additional entrance door, Georgian sash window with shutters, enjoying lovely sea views, slate flagstone floor, with exposed beams. The room has:

  • A ‘Haverland’ electric storage heater
  • Beamed ceilings
  • Cosy seating for at least 8, inc 2 X 3 seaters, and 2 X armchairs, plus other period wooden chairs
  • A chunky ‘craft’ wooden coffee table
  • A flatscreen 32” SMART Freesat TV & DVD

Boot Room & Separate Toilet

  • Storage for boots & coats
  • WC and wash hand basin
  • Iron, airer & ironing board
  • We also have a cot and a high chair.


The property was originally 2 cottages built around 1750 and was converted into one property in the recent past.  It has two stairways leading to the two upper floors with the sleeping accommodation and bathrooms.  

All the bedrooms are carpeted and the bathrooms have new cushion flooring. 

All the bedding is brand new ‘hotel quality’ Egyptian cotton, with mattress toppers, mattress & pillow protectors on all the beds.

Family Bathroom

Bath with 'Mira' shower over, toilet, vanity sink unit, sash window with tiled sill, part wall tiling and electrically heated towel rail.

Bedroom ONE - sleeps 2
With king size bed, plus twin built in wardrobes, bedside tables, 2 sash windows, spectacular coastal views, exposed beams, electric storage heater.

En-Suite Shower Room
With double shower enclosure with mixer shower and antique style rose, pedestal wash hand basin, toilet, full wall tiling, heated towel rail.

Bedroom TWO - sleeps 2
With double bed, built in wardrobe with shelves, bedside tables, 2 sash windows, 1 with paneling providing magnificent elevated views across Cardigan Bay, taking in the harbour and the Lleyn Peninsular, exposed beam, electric storage heater.

En-Suite Shower Room
With shower enclosure with mixer shower, toilet, wash hand basin, full wall tiling, heated towel rail.

Second Floor Landing One.

Bedroom THREE - sleeps 2
With double bed, bedside tables, built in wardrobes with shelving, Velux window, exposed beams, electric storage heater.

En-Suite Shower Room
With double shower enclosure with power shower, pedestal wash hand basin, toilet, full wall tiling, heated towel radiator.

Bedroom 4 - sleeps 3
With adult size bunk beds, fold up guests bed, coat hooks, bedside table & Velux window allowing sea views.

Landing Two
Velux window, exposed beams, doors to bedrooms 5 & 6

Bedroom 5 or TV/Games room - Sleeps 2

With a double futon bed, partially restricted headroom under eaves, Velux window, 20” TV with FREESAT, DVD, WI, games books & DVDs.

Bedroom 6 - sleeps 1
With a large single bed (3ft 4ins wide) bedside table, 4 drawer chest of drawers, Velux window allowing sea views.

NB: Please note there is a supplement of £10 per day, per extra guest, over 9.  We can accommodate 12 max by utilising the futon and foldup bed. 


Decked terrace

Separated by a pathway to the side of the property is a huge enclosed sunny decked terrace with a barbecue, folding wooden table, and 6 folding chairs.

Dine Al Fresco, soak up the sun and enjoy the fabulous sea views over the Mawddach Estuary, Cader Idris range, the beach and the Llyn Peninsula with Bardsey Island in the distance. 

Don’t miss the amazing sunsets that the West coast has to offer!

Chill out in this seated area or dine Al-Fresco with those amazing coastal views.

With space for bikes & boards, a washing machine, and tumble dryer.  

Near By...

Miles of sweeping sandy beaches and stunning walks are just a stone’s throw from the cottage.

As well as a fantastic location with views of the Harbour, Beach, The Mawddach Estuary, and The Llyn Peninsula, this home is only a 2 minutes’ walk to Barmouth town centre with its shops and good pubs/eateries.

The cottage is situated on The Rock, accessed via 42 medieval stone steps off the main street near the harbour, so it’s not suitable for guests with mobility issues.

The steps are not particularly steep and it only takes a minute to walk up to the property, any reasonably active person, of any age will not have a problem. 

There is no designated parking, but guests have two parking permit for the main car park 400m away at no extra cost to you.

From the lounge, kitchen & dining room & the main bedrooms, plus the veranda & terrace you can watch the waves roll in and experience spectacular sunsets over the bay. With our west facing holiday cottage, you could be soaking up the sun all day long then enjoying dining Al-Fresco on the lovely terrace while watching the sunset over Cardigan Bay, with the mountains as a backdrop.

Surrounded by The Snowdonia National Park, Goronwy Cottage is ideally situated for whatever type of holiday you want.

For those with families, miles of sweeping sandy beaches await you. 

If you're into cycling or horse riding, there are numerous scenic places to ride.

This is a walker paradise with The Mawddach & Dyffryn Trail very close and Cader Idris just a 20 minutes' drive away! If you're not the active type, then how about a ride on the Cambrian Coast Express all the way along this glorious coastline.

Additional information:

A truly exceptional property for your summer holiday, winter & weekend break.

Two FREE car park passes are available for guests to use.  There is a £200 charge to replace lost cards.

1 bag of logs is provided, FREE of charge, additional bags available at £8 per bag. 

Short breaks when available out of the main school holidays: Monday- Friday 4 nights & Friday-Monday 3 nights. Arrivals from 4.00 pm vacate by 10.00 am. A minimum charge of £499 applies to every booking.

Christmas dates 22nd to 29th Dec & New Year 30th December to 5th January

Where a 1-week minimum applies, our changeover day is SATURDAY 

Prices shown are in pounds sterling per week, inclusive of energy, heating, bedding & towels. Please bring your own beach towels.

The property comfortably sleeps 9 people, but we can sleep 12 by utilising the futon and a fold up bed.  A £10 per extra person per day applies.  We also have a travel cot & high chair free of charge, please bring your own cot bedding

Dog-friendly, a £25 surcharge applies per dog.

We request a 25% deposit on booking, with the balance due 8 weeks before the arrival date. We also ask for a £250 security deposit, which is refundable providing there are no breakages or damage to the property.

We can accept payments by cheque, Bacs, or card payment (via PayPal). A £35 booking fee applies to each booking.


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Rates shown below are per night or for the whole week. Where a nightly rate is shown, we offer a 4 night midweek break arriving on Monday leaving on Friday and a 3 night weekend break arriving on Friday leaving on Monday.

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"Trains and buses 5 minutes away allowed spectacular linear walks along the coast and Mawdach estuary. To arrive back at Goronwy with its comfy beds, great sea views and tasteful decor is a delight. Everything on the doorstep. Looking forward to our next visit."

Grandma men, TripAdvisor - October 2016

"Really is the best, beautifully furnished. Very large with lovey en suite rooms. Great views from the porch seating area and even better from the separate sun terrace."

Surds, Tripadvisor - August 2016