Four-bedroom cottage with stunning estuary outlook

Cefn Cam is a stone-built cottage right on the edge of the beautiful Mawddach estuary in North Wales. Ideally placed for the beaches of Barmouth and Harlech, the cottage is great for families (it can comfortably sleep two families of four). With views of Cadair Idris and the surrounding mountains, it is also well placed for walking holidays, and is within easy reach of Snowdon. There are superb mountain walks on the doorstep - you don't even have to get in the car. For mountain bikers, the cottage is only 15 minutes drive from the excellent Coed-y-Brenin mountain biking centre, and there's a bike hire shop in nearby Dollgellau. The George Inn is only a canoe-ride down the estuary, and the excellent Mawddach restaurant is five minutes' drive. There are ice-creams and donkey-rides in Barmouth, gold and slate mines to explore, steam trains to ride and a host of other activities in the local area.

Cefn Cam is a much-loved, family-owned cottage and has a relaxed, home-from-home feel. There are books in the bookshelves, spices in the spice-rack and an array of mis-matched glasses and mugs in the cupboards. The decor is rustic rather than five-star but comfortable and cosy. There is no TV but internet is available. There are canoes to be used on the estuary, and deckchairs to put up on the terrace. Even if you come and sit and just watch the ever-changing estuary view, you will leave feeling refreshed and re-energised.

The cottage has a large kitchen with dishwasher and wood burner, a utility room with a washing machine, downstairs shower room, a sitting room with open fire, plus a glass-fronted garden room with views down the estuary. Upstairs on the first floor there are two double bedrooms plus a family bathroom with bath and loo, and two attic bedrooms on the second floor with two beds in each, plus extra mattresses for kids.

Please note that people with very young children may feel anxious about the proximity to the estuary, which is separated from the garden by a low wall. Stairs inside the cottage are narrow and steep.