The Old Dairy

Arthog near Dolgellau, Wales (Ref. 26663)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
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The property

Arthog 1 mile. This 17th century old dairy has been successfully converted into a charming, stone-built holiday cottage, situated one mile from the hamlet of Arthog and close to the owners' 18th century home in a wonderful location, four miles from Fairbourne. This detached cottage near Fairbourne is set amidst the beautiful foothills of the Cader Idris mountain range, and is only 10 minutes' walk from the lovely Cregennan Lakes. This Fairbourne cottage enjoys a wonderful mountainside location, perfect for walkers, mountain bikers or those in search of a peaceful getaway. Offering cosy, comfortable accommodation, this Fairbourne cottage has a ground floor kitchen/dining area and a pretty first floor bedroom, with steps down to a charming sitting area which benefits from French doors leading out to a patio which provides beautiful sea and mountain views. The TV also benefits from a swivel attachment meaning that guests can sit and relax with a film in the sitting area or in the bedroom after a busy day discovering all that this delightful cottage has to offer. There are stunning walks from this Fairbourne cottage encompassing valleys and mountains, and for a lovely day out, drive to nearby Friog and indulge in a spot of pony trekking, or walk up to the beautiful Blue Lake. The amenities of Fairbourne are only 4 miles away from the cottage, as is the long sandy beach, the nature reserve and the Fairbourne Steam Railway. The area is renowned for its fantastic wildlife, climbing, surfing, mountain biking, and watersports opportunities. Explore Dolgellau, Barmouth and Aberdovey, which are all within easy reach. A perfect Fairbourne cottage for outdoor activities, or for a romantic break in a wonderfully peaceful mountainside location. Note: This property is near Ref. 4515, together they sleep 7.


One double bedroom with 4 steps to wet room with shower, basin and WC and 3 steps down to first floor sitting area. Kitchen with dining area and multi-fuel stove.


Solid fuel central heating from multi-fuel stove with portable oil-filled electric heaters. Double gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, selection of books. Fuel, power and starter pack of fuel for stove inc. in rent, additional fuel can be purchased from owner. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Two patio areas with furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop, pub, restaurant and beach 4 miles. Cregennan Lakes with trout and coarse fishing 10 mins walk. Note: No children. Note: Steep narrow stairs, not suitable for guests with limited mobility. Note: The property is reached via a 0.5 mile single track, tarmac hill with passing places. Note: The multi-fuel stove heats radiators in the bedroom, sitting area and wet room.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location


Fairbourne 3 miles; Dolgellau 7 miles; Aberdovey 18 miles.

The hamlet of Arthog is situated on the lower reaches of the beautiful Mawddach Estuary, which runs from the renowned seaside town of Barmouth to the outskirts of delightful Dolgellau which nestles beside the foothills of one of Wales' most spectacular mountains, Cader Idris. One of the most popular walks in Wales passes through Arthog: the 4.5 mile nature walk along the Estuary, ideal for birdwatching. Close by, the village resort of Fairbourne boasts a safe sandy beach with rock pools at either end of a two mile stretch of golden sands. The famous narrow gauge steam railway runs through, journeying through awe-inspiring scenery, to a small ferry carrying foot passengers to Barmouth. Dolgellau is a splendid little town, just 7 miles away, offering a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants and surrounded by the stunning National Park providing wonderful walking and a range of outdoor pursuits.

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