The Barn

Tal y Llyn near Dolgellau, Wales (Ref. 12265)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
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Rhosgadlas Barn And Granary

Tal y Llyn 1.5 miles. These two attractive, stone-built barn and granary conversions are set around a central courtyard and adjoin the owners’ house, amidst the most beautiful countryside in the foothills of Mount Cader Idris, only 4 minutes' walk from the shores of the magnificent Tal-y-Llyn Lake. These Tal y Llyn cottages retain much of their original character and charm but have been tastefully restored to provide comfortable homely accommodation, with woodburning stoves and exposed oak beams. The location of these Tal y Llyn properties is a paradise for climbers, walkers, fishermen and birdwatchers to explore the spectacular Cader Idris mountain range. You’re surrounded by stunning countryside with the magnificent Precipice Walk and the famous Coed-y-Brenin forest nearby, which offers some of Europe’s best mountain bike trails. Discover the Mawddach Estuary which John Ruskin said provided "one of the most sublime views in Europe”, the huge beach at Barmouth, perfect for all sorts of family fun and water sports, and the quaint market town of Dolgellau with its interesting shops, pubs and restaurants. Return to these charming Tal y Llyn cottages in their stunning location and soak up the magnificent mountain views.

The property

Offering a wealth of original character with exposed beams, flagstone slate floor and woodburning stove, this cosy Tal y Llyn converted barn is perfect for a romantic break for two. The open plan living area has a kitchen and dining area with Welsh dresser, a delightful area to sit and dine before retiring to the sofa and relaxing in front of the woodburning stove. The double bedroom withstained glass windows has patio doors out onto a private patio area where you can sit, enjoy breakfast or read and while away the day. Note: This Tal y Llyn barn can be booked with Ref 7350, The Granary to accommodate 7 people.


All ground floor. One double bedroom with patio doors. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.


Electric panel heaters with woodburning stove in sitting area. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with FreeSat, DVD, selection of books. Electricity and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot, highchair and other baby equipment available. Off road parking for 1 car. Bike storage available. Enclosed patio garden with garden furniture, BBQ, ornamental pond, and stunning views of Mount Cader Idris. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 9 miles, pub 1.2 miles. Tal-y-Llyn Lake 4 mins walk. Note: Due to the fish pond in the garden, children must be supervised at all times.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute

Guest Reviews


    • “Beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings.”
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    • “We enjoyed a wonderful week's holiday in The Barn. We will be back - no doubt. There's so much more to see and do. Highly recommended, good value for your money.”

    SantieQ, June 2013

    • “Lovely little place”
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    • “Gorgeous little cottage, loved having our own place for a week. Beautiful views everywhere we went. Far enough away from lots of people/buildings so was a private holiday but close enough to drive to get anything. The owners were so helpful and let us know lots of walks around the cottage and also about what nice places there are to visit. Lovely place and people, would highly recommend.”

    Ashley J, Braintree, England, United Kingdom, April 2013

    • “Highly recommended”
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    • “The Barn is a romantic cottage in one of the most beatyfull sites of Snowdonia. Owners live at the premises and they were very hospitable from the moment we arrived. Highly recommended”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Grathem, December 2012

    • “Wonderful”
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    • “Wonderful spot to spend your vacation in all respects. We spent almost 2 weeks here, in this roomy for two, well equipped vacation cottage. As an added bonus the owners live right next door and are a wonderful wealth of info for the area.”

    Richard Blomshield, CT. USA, December 2012

    • “Beautiful and cosey”
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    • “We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, wonderful location, we were pleasantly greeted by the owners on our arrival who made us feel at home in the cottage. which continued right throught our stay. We are an active couple so staying pretty much at the foot of Cadir Idris could not have been any better. Coupled with being at the end of Tal-y-llyn. Certainly a picturesque location. The cottage was equiped for all you needs. Certainly had the cottagey feel, with a lovely log burning stove. The nearest shop is only a short pleasant drive away. I would recommend this cottage to anyone.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Heswall, September 2012

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    • “In a beautiful position with very friendly and helpful owners. A charming and characterful property which was both comfortable and cosy.”

    Mr Colledge, Woking, July 2015

    • “A lovely little cottage which was very well equipped and in a delightful situation with access to lots of walks. The hosts were very welcoming, friendly and always ready to help.”

    Ms Thakker, Southampton, July 2015

    • “Apart from the comfortable accommodation and surrounding countryside, the help and friendliness of the owners was more than we have ever experienced in other self-catering properties; nothing was too much trouble for them, they are a lovely couple.”

    Mr Morfett, Longfield, May 2015

    • “A fantastic place with fantastic hosts. Couldn't have wished for a better holiday and hope to go back again sometime.”

    Mrs Clark, Dursley, May 2015

    • “A cosy cottage and very friendly/helpful owners on site”

    Mr Musgrave, Street, September 2014

    • “Excellent holiday - lovely property and location.”

    Ms Roberts, Sandbach, July 2014

    • “The location of The Barn is ideal.It is close to some of the most scenic parts of mid Wales yet not too far from a town.The owners were particularly helpful in supplying useful information about places to eat and things to do and see.”

    Mr Davenport, Deal, June 2014

    • “The Barn is situated in a beautiful part of Wales - with mountains, valleys, estuaries and coast. The owners are most welcoming without and knowledgeable about the area. They give a lovely personal touch. The Barn is comfortable and well- equipped, Perfect.”

    Mrs Coates, Hinckley, May 2014

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About the location


Dolgellau 9 miles; Towyn 10 miles.

The tiny hamlet of Tal y Llyn quietly nestles amidst the peaceful foothills of the Cader Idris mountain range, close to the lovely shores of Tal-y-Llyn Lake. A paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, the surrounding area is home to Mount Cader Idris, Wales' second most climbed peak at 2928 feet, and abounds in numerous climbing, walking and cycling opportunities, as well as boasting excellent fishing and being part of the Talyllyn narrow gauge railway. The historic town of Dolgellau and the renowned seaside resort of Towyn are both close by, offering a variety of good shops, pubs and restaurants, whilst the enormous blue flag sandy beach at Barmouth is also within easy reach. Enjoy boat trips, the coastal railway and magnificent scenery in every direction, or explore further afield to discover all the delights North Wales has to offer.

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