Y Dowlod

Trawsfynydd near Llan Ffestiniog and Dolgellau, Wales (Ref. 4119)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi
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Gelli Goch Cottages

Trawsfynydd 4 miles. Gelli Goch cottages are located just 4 miles from Trawsfynydd, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, in North Wales. Dating back over 200 years, and lovingly and meticulously converted from long standing farm buildings, these Snowdonia cottages offer fantastic accommodation in delightful surroundings, and are sure to impress visitors with their eco-friendly credentials. The underfloor heating systems of these Snowdonia cottages are powered by ground source heat pumps and they generate their own electricity through the use of photovoltaic roof tiles, producing enough energy to actually return a surplus to the National Grid. The owners of these Snowdonia cottages have succeeded in blending the existing character of the buildings with a number of impressive architectural features, and locally sourced materials have been used wherever possible. These Snowdonia cottages are perfectly located for accessing the Coed Y Brenin mountain biking centre, less than a mile away and there are a variety of adventure activities within easy reach. With ample space for relaxation, a convenient location for touring the area, peace and tranquillity in abundance, and a feeling of being 'in-touch' with the natural surroundings, these Snowdonia cottages will please even the most discerning of visitors. These properties can be booked together to accommodate larger groups.

The property

A first floor hayloft conversion completed to exacting standards and providing comfortable and spacious accommodation, ideal for a romantic getaway.

Y Dowlod boasts a wealth of exceptional features including original beams throughout, and an open plan living area.

The property is located in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.

Note: This property is adjacent to property refs 4118 and 4120, together they sleep 12.


All first floor. One double bedroom with en-suite (bath with shower over, basin & WC). Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, sitting area & dining area.


  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, hob & grill, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine & dryer available (shared with cottage refs 4118 & 4120), flat screen TV with basic Sky, DVD, iPod dock with radio, WiFi, library of books, games, DVDs
  • All fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair on request
  • Off road parking for several cars
  • Shared garden with patio area, furniture & BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shop & pub 4 miles.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Mrs”
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    • “Lovely, clean and well renovated cottages. On arrival the cottage was exactly how it looked in the images. The cottage was nice and warm from the underfloor heating and Rhys and Gwyneth had left us some welsh cakes for when we arrived. Great facilities and great location for the different places we wanted to visit. We would definitely book again.”

    Kimberly C, October 2015

    • “Great location”
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    • “Perfectly situated to explore Snowdonia and north Wales. If you enjoy the outdoors, walking, cycling, etc. then this is an ideal location. The accommodation is comfortable and clean. The owners were friendly and helpful. Thank you.”

    A TripAdvisor Member, August 2014

    • “Perfect!”
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    • “I can only recommend the Hayloft at Gelli Goch. We stayed three nights and found the owners to be friendly and helpful. The Hayloft was delightful, clean and had everything we could have wanted for a relaxing break. It is in a great location close to Snowdonia and Anglesey”

    Jill G, Kingston-upon-Hull, August 2012

    • “A lovely relaxing holiday”
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    • “We had a wonderful relaxing week,really good location for visiting the surrounding area.The property is first class,providing all the home comforts you could possibly need.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Southam, October 2011

    • “Exactly what was required”
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    • “Excellent,well looked after property,exactly what we needed on hand,even down to a loaf of Bara brith waiting for us when we entered the premises,lovely and warm after a day hiking the mountains and all modcons. The owner Gwyneth was coping well on her own with 3 children in tow and was readily available if we had any queries about where to walk,restaurants,pubs and even a slate outlet (many thanks to Gwyn,the owner who was very welcoming)”

    Cmoncymru, Cardiff, United Kingdom, September 2011

    • “I filled in a review immediately after we got back”
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    • “See above. I do not intend doing it again. This happened last year as well when we stayed in a Sykes cottage.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Farnborough, November 2010

    • “amazed by standard of accommodation”
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    • “as we only needed i bedroom,we were very pleasantly surprised by the spacious accommodation on offer. Standard of fixtures was very high. Bedding ,towels,etc etc. We had all that was needed to make our stay extremely comfortable,and a lot of thought had been put into meeting our every need. Lovely friendly couple Rhys and Gwynth.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, BUCKINGHAM, September 2010

    • “Excellent Welsh holiday”
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    • “Lovely accomodation in an excellent location for walking and exploring by car. Mine hosts were very helpful and friendly.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Melton Mowbray Leicestershire, November 2010

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    • “Y Dowlod was a very warm and welcoming Cottage in an ideal location for exploring Snowdonia.”

    Mr Burrows, Northwich, July 2015

    • “The cottage was very relaxing and fulfilled all of our needs. The standard of the college was excellent and the facilities were amazing. Fantastic location for hill walking and cycling.”

    Mrs Taylor, Fleet, July 2015

    • “Y Dowlod is perfectly located to explore the beautiful scenery and sights of North Wales. We booked a last minute holiday with no trouble and made lots of plans to explore the best bits of Snowdonia. With this cosy hayloft conversion to come home to after our adventures, we had a lovely time. The owners are so friendly and happy to help with any problems or queries.”

    Miss Best, Barnstaple,, May 2015

    • “The cottage was beautiful, the owners were friendly and welcoming. I would happily recommend this cottage to a friend and intend to return to the cottage and the area as soon as I can.”

    Mr Mcneilis, Liverpool, June 2014

    • “I booked this holiday as a surprise for my partners 30th birthday. We both had a wonderful time in the cutest little cottage. The cottage is in a great location and has stunning views. Coed y Brenin is literally a mile away and the Rhinogs and Cadair Idris provided some fabulous days out. I would definitely recommend this adorable cottage, the owners and the area.”

    Miss Wilks, Evesham, May 2014

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About the location


Porthmadog 12 miles; Dolgellau 13 miles; Harlech 14 miles.

This traditional Welsh village lies in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, and is surrounded by the Rhinog, Moelwyn and Arenig mountains. The impressive Trawsfynydd Lake, which is only a short walk from the village, is renowned for its fishing and offers a recently completed walking and cycling route around the entire lake. The village itself boasts a small variety of shops. This area is a mecca for outdoor activities including excellent water sports, climbing, walking, fishing, golf and mountain biking. The beautiful beaches at Black Rock Sands, Harlech and Barmouth are close by, as are the bustling towns of Dolgellau and Porthmadog. Visit castles, narrow gauge railways, slate and copper mines and the famous Portmeirion Italianate Village.

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