WHERE IS MAWDDACH CRESCENT?
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Mawddach Crescent is a row of 8 turn-of-the-century Edwardian houses built on private land on the edge of the Mawddach Estuary on the west coast of North Wales.
Accessed via a private road through farmland, the Crescent is tucked in the lee of the Fegla Fawr hill, and offers stunning views across the estuary and the Snowdonia National Park.
The nearest town is Fairbourne, about 5 minutes away by car, around 10 minutes by bike. Home to a small supermarket, post office, fish and chip shop and a butchers (with excellent pork pies!), it also has a launderette in case of need. And don’t miss out on Indiana, the surprisingly good Indian Restaurant.
Barmouth (Abermaw) is located on the other side of the estuary, but can be easily reached on foot, bike or by train by crossing the 900 metre Afon Mawddach bridge – a footbridge is incorporated in the landward side. Barmouth offers a number of cafes, restaurants and pubs, as well as amusement arcades, fishing trips and a large supermarket.
Dolgellau, about 20 minutes away by car, is the largest local town, and offers a full range of shops including a supermarket, bike shop, hardware store, and so on.
HOW TO GET HERE
Our nearest station is Morfa Mawddach . From the station it’s just a half mile walk to the house.
We are situated just off the A493 between Towyn and Dolgellau.
Coming from Dolgellau
About 9 miles after leaving Dolgellau, you will reach the village of Arthog. Drive through Arthog, passing the church on the right hand side, and subsequently a row of terraced houses on the left. A few hundred metres after the terraced houses you will see a War Memorial on the left hand side, and a right turn signposted for Morfa Mawwddach train station. Take this right turn.
After a few hundred metres, you pass a row of houses. After the houses, the road goes straight on to the station, or right to a gated road. Take the gated road (please close the gate behind you and drive slowly as there are loose sheep around!). Follow the gated road for a little under a mile – after it passes between two stone sentry boxes you will shortly reach the estuary where the road goes either left or right. Turn left and go past the post box – and you have reached Mawddach Crescent. We are the last house but one at the far end.
Coming from Aberdovey and Tywyn
Follow the A493 from Tywyn towards Dolgellau. The road drops down to sea level at the town of Fairbourne – about 1 mile after leaving Fairbourne, you reach a left turn on a bend, signposted for Morfa Mawwdach train station. Take this left turn and then proceed as per the instructions above.
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