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  • South Merioneth Church Trail

    Posted on January 25, 2024 by in Uncategorized

    Originally posted on March 22, 2021. I am clearing out the old Penbryn Mynach Holiday Cottage google plus page. As with other google plus pages it disappears on April 2nd and content needs retaining by 31st March. Nearby beautiful village Llwyngwril, where we holidayed in 2014, used to have a website hosting a copy of the […]

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  • Iorwerth Gruffudd-Jones

    Posted on January 19, 2024 by in Uncategorized

    Originally posted on February 19, 2021. It is with some sadness, on our part, that Iorwerth left for pastures new last Thursday. Now 87, Iorwerth left Barmouth for Ruthin to be nearer children and grandchildren. As next door neighbours for just over 7 years we have developed a friendship, enough for me to say “I […]

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  • ViewRanger

    Posted on January 19, 2024 by in Uncategorized

    Originally posted on October 11, 2018. ViewRanger is a mapping app. Is it the mapping app that Google is to search? I will leave that for you to decide. It’s a good one, even at the basic account level which is free. In their own words: “ViewRanger is your digital guide to the outdoors with […]

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  • The Bronze Bell Shipwreck

    Posted on January 18, 2024 by in Barmouth, Things to do

    Originally posted on October 2, 2018. The Bronze Bell (or Tal-y-Bont) wreck lies to the south of the Sarn Badrig Reef (St. Patrick’s Causeway) between Barmouth and Harlech in Cardigan Bay. The wreck was first discovered in 1978 and is named after the bell that was found on the site bearing the date 1677. Along with cannons and […]

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  • Barmouth SUP

    Posted on January 18, 2024 by in Barmouth, Things to do

    Originally posted on September 29, 2018. SUP is an acronym for stand up paddle boarding and is now one of the most common water sports undertaken in the UK. The waters around Barmouth are ideal for paddle boarding as they are relatively calm, but you do need to know your local tides and ebbs and flows […]

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    Barmouth Heritage Trail

    Posted on March 29, 2017 by in Uncategorized

    The Barmouth Heritage Trail was launched in early 2014. The website contains a wealth of information and history about Barmouth, particularly the old town that predates the 1870s building of Penbryn Mynach (formerly Bryn Mynach). However, the trail has only recently fulfilled its potential with the upgrading of the mobile networks in the Barmouth area […]

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    Llanfair Caverns & Farm Park

    Posted on August 10, 2015 by in Things to do

    Llanfair Caverns & Farm Park is about eight miles north of Barmouth, including the drive along the fantastic coastal road that heads north. The farm park is really friendly. We are lucky enough (?!) to have 3 and 5 year olds and the farm park always makes them happy. It’s currently £21 for a family […]

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    Welsh Highland Railway

    Posted on August 5, 2015 by in Things to do

    Over the last few years since buying Penbryn Mynach, we haven’t got out much in the local area other than walking the hills near to Barmouth! Too busy at Penbryn Mynach. But, on our holiday last week at Dyffryn Seaside Estate, we took the opportunity to enjoy ourselves. Firstly, we had a lovely afternoon in […]

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    We’re all going on the teaser walk

    Posted on June 23, 2014 by in Barmouth, Things to do, Walks

    I am often extolling to guests the virtues of a quick walk up to the memorial flag that can be seen from the garden and hill facing windows of Penbryn Mynach. We call it the teaser walk as it’s quite short (about an hour at pace) and easy, yet is a good introduction to hill […]

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    New patio

    Posted on April 16, 2014 by in Facilities

    We are very excited to have finished upgrading our patio just in time for Easter guests. For those that have been before it is located just outside the kitchen door and for once I remembered to take a “before” picture prior to work commencing. So this post shows an after pic, a before pic and […]

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    Lovely feedback

    Posted on April 4, 2014 by in Uncategorized

    It’s lovely to read the feedback that our guests leave and we appreciate everyone’s time and effort in makine an entry in the guestbook. Sometimes you can feel in the comments that people have had a memorable and enjoyable holiday. Last weekend’s guests really enjoyed themselves and went the extra mile with no less than […]

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  • Winter Works

    Posted on February 28, 2014 by in Facilities

    It’s been a busy off season making good and replacing, cleaning, and preparing for the coming season. Christmas and New Year guests had good weeks but also had the Barmouth flooding on Friday, 3rd January. We then had an empty January and lots of short breaks in February. It’s hard to remember what we have […]

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    Mid Wales Tourism and Business Conference 2013

    Posted on December 5, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    On 7th November I attended the well organised and interesting Mid Wales Tourism (MWT) conference at the Centre for Alternative Technology (CAT) near Machynlleth. Here is a picture of me at the conference talking with Rachel Tindall who provides very peaceful and high up in the hills accommodation near Aberystwyth called Tanyresgair. At the time […]

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    Ynys y Brawd

    Posted on November 9, 2013 by in Barmouth, Sea

    I have often wondered how Barmouth beach is so large and wondered at its natural beauty. Expecially the vast quantities of the beautiful sand. But I have now learned that the vast size is a relatively recent phenomenon and not so natural. At the entrance to the Mawddach estuary, just in front of the southern […]

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  • Google Plus

    Posted on August 22, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    Google+ confuses me! However, I have just visited the dashboard and found the handy section of code to use for websites. So I thought I would trial it in this post before I tried it elsewhere. Fingers crossed, you should be able to hover over the follow button below and tick to add to your […]

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  • Maes Yr Helmau to Cross Foxes Temporary Traffic Lights A470

    Posted on July 16, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    I sat in a small queue yesterday at the temporary traffic lights, doing some consumer testing for the summer. There are about 200 yards of road to complete and I thought there would be a tiny chance that on Saturdays throughout the summer there would be no lights. But apparently not, the lights are scheduled […]

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    Posted on July 10, 2013 by in Barmouth, Things to do

    The Barmouth donkeys are a feature of the southern end of the beach. They are located at the junction of Beach road, coming down from the train station, and the promenade. If they are there and you have young children, please do give them a go. They are lovely, well trained and contented donkeys and […]

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  • Teaser Walk – 1 June 2013

    Posted on June 16, 2013 by in Barmouth, Things to do, Walks

    Two weeks short of his third birthday it was time to put to the test the walking and climbing skills of son Oli. He is quite a seasoned walker on the flat. With my big son Tommy carrying the drinks we headed up to the flag, cairn and monument that is about 183m high. The […]

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  • Holiday cottage booking scams

    Posted on April 12, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    After yesterday’s “You and Yours” worry not! It’s all safe here but do follow the tips in the iplayer radio clip or the following older article written at the time of earlier incidences in 2009. For peace of mind please give us a call before booking. Sources: “You and Yours” Schofields article

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    Milltir Cerrig – snow hunting

    Posted on March 30, 2013 by in Uncategorized

    It was a long journey to Barmouth today. My fault. I decided to travel via a northern route to see the snow before it disappeared. I must have missed the first road ahead shut signs but having gone so far from Knockin on the B4396/B4391 aiming for Bala, I decided to ignore the road ahead […]

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    March snow

    Posted on March 26, 2013 by in Barmouth

    Barmouth escaped the snow that hit inland north Wales very hard on Friday and Saturday (22nd/23rd). No 12 foot drifts here by the sea although the easterly winds were both damaging to property and plants and tough to endure outside. The views of the snow covered mountain tops were very pleasing but mostly we just […]

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    Barmouth brochure 2013

    Posted on March 18, 2013 by in Barmouth, Things to do

    The Barmouth Publicity Association publishes an annual brochure of things to do and places to stay in and around Barmouth. The accommodation section includes B&Bs, self catering holiday cottages such as Penbryn Mynach, caravans, camping and hotels. There is a “Things to do” section, listing of 2013 events and activities and a special section on […]

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  • BT broadband network

    Posted on March 17, 2013 by in Facilities

    With thanks to BT for bringing the installation date forward, Penbryn Mynach now has broadband internet. The estimated speed is 6.5Mbps to 8Mbps and a simple speed test on my phone confirmed that it was towards 6.5Mbps download and 1Mbps upload. The Home Hub 3 is located in the dining room and presently the wireless […]

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    Bwlch Oerddrws – Sea and Sky

    Posted on March 14, 2013 by in Facilities, Sea

    Bwlch-Oerddrws (or Cold Door Pass) is the 1200 foot high mountain pass on the A470 road from Dinas-Mawddwy to Dolgellau (or vice versa!). I must have travelled this road 100 times or more and it was only today on my way down to Dolgellau that I noticed a little bit of sea. I managed to […]

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  • Sky and broadband

    Posted on March 8, 2013 by in Facilities

    Sky is back on. Sports and HD pack. I was wondering how best to contact them when they rang me to offer a re-connection deal. When they rang I was up a ladder in Penbryn Mynach painting two high walls on the stairs. I was in Barmouth that day (7th March) waiting for BT to […]

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    Barmouth Walking Festival 2013

    Posted on March 5, 2013 by in Barmouth, Walks

    The 2013 Barmouth Walking Festival takes place from Saturday 14th September to Monday 23rd September 2012. A ten day spectacular with 3 or 4 organised walks each day led by experienced guides, all at a small cost. I note the Cadair Idris walk is already sold out! Walk 26 : Rhinog Fach & Y Llethr […]

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  • Cooker glass arrived!

    Posted on February 8, 2013 by in Facilities

    It was Christmas Eve 2012 and one of our Christmas guests rang with very worrying news. The cooker was not working properly. Of all the things in a holiday home not to be working on Christmas Eve this is top of the list of what any cottage owner does not want to hear. Almost impossible […]

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