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Full description
Choose from two design-led bedrooms with a private terrace, in a lovingly restored tower perfectly set between Snowdonia and Cardigan Bay.

Dating all the way back to 1880, Twr Mynach (‘Monk Tower' in English) occupies a perfect location for scenic adventures.  Standing proudly in Barmouth, where the mountains meet the sea between Snowdonia and Cardigan Bay, the tower also overlooks the shimmering Llyn Peninsula and the Wales Coast Path.

Once part of the former Tower House School, friendly designer-owners Henrietta and Pavlos fell instantly in love with the captivating tower, and set about transforming it in their own unique ‘arts and crafts' style.

The result is a fun, eco-friendly vintage retreat that looks and feels just like a mini castle. Oh, and its two creatively styled double bedrooms are sure to have you whipping out that camera phone as soon as you arrive.

Each room also boasts its very own furnished terrace with panoramic coastal views, which means wine-equipped sunset-watching is well taken care of (an ideal treat after a long day of immersing yourselves in the local area).

Monk Tower is an enthralling self-contained suite, with three storeys connected by a hand carved stone spiral staircase.  Exposed brickwork, soft-toned décor, and vintage accessories promise to transport you back to gentler times past, while the sumptuous art deco bathroom features a bath with an overhead rainfall shower, for contemporary freshen-ups!

Meanwhile, the organic cotton-dressed bed faces those amazing views, and there's even a separate dressing area to preen in, before an evening out on the town.

There are no prizes for guessing what scenes you'll savour from the Llyn View room! Equipped with a kingsize mahogany sleigh bed, the circular room boasts a beautifully ornate ceiling and cheerful décor. Bordered by windows, you'll find the charming space flooded with daylight, while a large, walk-in rainfall shower adds a touch of indulgence.

After a sound night's sleep, a hearty breakfast will be served, with a mouth-watering choice of options that cater for every taste - how about a tasty vegan fry-up, or a plateful of fresh free-range eggs and locally sourced sausages? It's the perfect way to set yourselves up for an energetic day of discovery!

Hikers and beach babies are well catered-for here, with the North Wales coastline and the mountainous Snowdonia National Park practically on your doorstep. It's a mere ten-minute stroll to one of the area's most beautiful white-sand beaches, or take a National Heritage Walk instead, and enjoy fabulous views over the Mawddach Estuary.

Not forgetting Barmouth itself, of course, which is teeming with independent shops, cafés, and restaurants. Weave your carefree way in and out, then spend some time enjoying an ice cream on the harbour, watching the boats and listening to the seagulls cawing overhead.

Things to note

Check in between 2pm - 7pm, check out by 11am. Pets are not permitted (excluding service dogs).
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The basics

The basics

Region: Barmouth, Gwynedd
Cost (from): £115 per night
Sleeps: 2 per room
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: Ensuite
Minimum stay: 2 nights
Property ref: 1498



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2 uniquely styled double rooms, each sleep 2 guests.

Monk Tower: three-level suite connected by a stone spiral staircase.  Double bed with feather bedding, organic cotton bed linen, tablet with Netflix and Freeview, tea and coffee, dressing room with hairdryer, bathroom with WC, bath with overhead rain shower, toiletries, organic towels.  Private furnished terrace.

Llyn View: kingsize bed with feather bedding, organic cotton bed linen, tablet with Netflix and Freeview, tea and coffee, bathroom with walk-in rainfall shower, WC, organic towels, toiletries, hairdryer.  Private furnished terrace.

General facilities: free parking, Wi-Fi, use of night safe.  Breakfast served each morning.

Local Activities

Beaches, watersports, Wales Coast Path, Snowdonia National Park, mountain hikes, National Heritage Walks, museums, shops, cafés, restaurants, historic sites.

At a glance

At a glance

  • Two unique, individually styled double rooms in a restored tower that sits beautifully in the North Wales town of Barmouth, between Snowdonia and Cardigan Bay.
  • The Monk Tower suite comprises three quirky levels connected by a stone staircase. Llyn View is a more traditional room that showcases magnificent views of the peninsula.
  • Each room boasts spacious bathroom facilities, and its own private, furnished terrace.
  • A hearty breakfast is served each morning, while nearby Barmouth town is filled with cafés and restaurants within walking distance.
  • Also available is Static Fantastic, a retro vintage caravan for two.
  • Take a ten-minute walk to one of the area's finest beaches, embark on a mountain hike, or take a National Heritage Walk to discover more about your surroundings.

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