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Self Catering in Gwynedd - Fairbourne

Railway Cottage

Railway Cottage, Fairbourne, Gwynedd

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 5

Pricing From: £268.00

This 18th Century stone built cottage is located in the village of Fairbourne close to Barmouth on the west coast of Wales and can sleep five people in three bedrooms.

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.


Must do better.......
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

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 Ellis

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 Clarke

The cottage just felt like home, have been there several times and enjoyed going there each time.
Mr Hickling

Surprisingly spacious, and would be comfortable for a group of five.
Mr Millar



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot


Single Beds

Double Beds


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

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Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Barmouth RNLI Lifeboat Museum - 1.5 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Llanaber Church - 3.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Castell-y-Bere - 4 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Llanfihangel-y-pennant, St Michael's Church - 4.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Llanegryn Church Screen - 4.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Ffrid Newydd - 5.2 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Dolgoch Falls Waterfall Walk - 5.6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Cors-y-Gedol Hall & Garden - 6.3 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Dyffryn Ardudwy Burial Chamber - 6.4 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Castell Cynfael - 7.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

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