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Dyfi Cottage

(Ref. 997792)

Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 5 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful area."

    The owner provided Christmas decorations and a welcome pack of goodies. The bed was extremely comfortable even though it took up most of the room. Well-equipped kitchen and comfortable living room. However, the cottage needs some maintenance and perhaps a bit of de-cluttering as it was difficult to put things down. The outside food waste bin had not been emptied for a long time and it had food in it which had been infested with maggots. I did enjoy my stay and the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Helen3.4Dec 2023

  • "Dyfi cottage is the perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful scenery of wales."

    We found the cottage to presented in a lovely homely manner. As some other reviews suggest this property isn’t a show home with the latest everything and brand new sparkling carpets and that’s a good thing ! You can actually breathe and relax especially with a dog. The owner was very responsive friendly and accommodating and the waterfall in the back garden can not be overstated. It’s incredible sitting outside with that as the background. Truly unbelievable Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by George5.0Oct 2023

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable and relaxing few days, lovely cottage in a lovely setting, very impressed with the welcoming touches supplied by Kate , we wouldn't hesitate to visit and stay again."

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.7Sep 2023

  • "Dyfi Cottage is set in stunning countryside with lovely walks from the door and close by."

    We found the people exceptionally friendly and helpful adding to the charm of the area. The opportunities for long, invigorating days out are plentiful. However part of the pleasure of a demanding day out is to return to your accommodation and relax in comfort. Sadly we were not able to do this in Dyfi Cottage. As you approach Dyfi Cottage the small front garden is very overgrown and the front window frame is rotten and needs replacing. You walk straight into the lounge which is quite dark and the settee and easy chairs did not seem clean. There is Now TV which was a welcome luxury. The kitchen behind the lounge was small but adequate. There were however a lot of flies. When we were preparing our first meal we found a tray of cold, stale chips in the oven which we certainly did not expect. The small dining room behind the kitchen has a washing machine and tumble dryer in it. These are obviously useful but somewhat intrusive and made the room feel cluttered. The carpets up the stairs and on the landing seem very old, tired and rather dirty, with some gaps/tears at the edges on the landing. The cottage does not appear to have been decorated for many years. The corner of the ceiling in the front bedroom was bulging and appeared to be at risk of coming down. The fourposter bed was an amusing touch but in a small bedroom made getting around the room awkward. At times when we moved the pillows and bedding we noticed a faint unpleasant smell. The garden at the rear is also in need of care and attention. The waterfall is beautiful but very loud. However it was still very nice to sit out in. Unfortunately we were not able to feel completely relaxed at Dyfi and despite having some lovely days out we decided to come home a day early.

    Reviewed by Will1.6Sep 2023

  • "This is the second time we’ve stayed at Kates property and loved every moment of it."

    Perfect base for anyone, half an hour from the coast, lovely friendly pub up the road, plenty of walks and dips in the river. The waterfall at the back of the cottage is stunning. Kate has thought of everything and left some treats for our stay which was a lovely touch. The log burner was set up ready to light, four poster bed is so comfy too!! We’re planning our next visit already

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Aug 2023

  • "Upon arrival, the cottage felt very welcoming and was as published on the website."

    Everything was clean and tidy and we were even welcomed with a bottle of wine, beer and Welsh cakes! The beds are very comfy and the 2nd bedroom was great for the 3 kids to have a fun sleepover. Yes it's a squeeze, but you sleep so it didn't bother anyone at all. The four poster bed was so comfy!! The waterfall was a lovely background noise, especially to go to sleep to. The WiFi worked perfectly for us but was great to go off radar when we were out. We didn't meet the owner but Kate was very responsive and pleasant to speak to. I read the recent reviews and was a bit nervous but honestly, it was perfect! It's not a show home, but I didn't want that. I wanted a home that I could feel comfortable and safe in, which was exactly what it was. Kate, thank you for letting us stay and for your support whilst there with things to do. We would recommend without a doubt.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was located in a lovely village with a relaxing waterfall in its garden."

    The sitting room was cosy and welcoming with a lovely log fire. The four poster bed in the master room was too big leaving very little space for the person who slept by the window to get past. The carpet on the landing needs replacing as there were bits missing and. The floor covering in the bathroom also needs replacing as it was lifting. The shower over the bath was far to high making it difficult to use. This cottage is not up to the usual standard of cottage that we stay in or that we expect with Skyes and we were not visited by the owner which has happend in previous cottages. We will not be recommending this cottage to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Sandra3.4Jul 2023

  • "It is clear that the owner has invested a lot of love in this cottage."

    It is very well equipped and reasonably comfortable however all rooms are now very badly in need of refurbishment and redecoration and quite gloomy compared to the published photos. The 4-poster bed is really far too large for a room of that size. The dining room is rather like a utility room. The setting is lovely and the waterfall looks magnificent but in full flow is a constant and inescapable background noise. We enjoyed our stay but we wouldn’t go again.

    Reviewed by Nick2.8Jun 2023

  • "First impressions of the property were not great."

    To clarify, the front and rear garden were overgrown with weeds. The front window is in need of repair or replacement as the windowsill is very badly maintained giving the property an unkempt appearance. Other double glazed units within the property need replacing as they are clouded. Having said that we had an enjoyable holiday. The cottage was well equipped with comfortable bedding and towels and plenty of crockery and cooking utensils. It is in a lovely location with beautiful surroundings and it's own waterfall running at the rear. It has a pub and cafe in the village ( within 1 mile ) however if you are self catering the nearest town is some distance away. Their was poor mobile cover in the area but good wifi in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Derek3.8Jun 2023

  • "Wonderful location, very well equipped, cosy and comfortable."

    Excellent walks in the vicinity.

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage in beautiful location."

    Dramatic waterfall right beside the cottage

    Reviewed by John4.7Mar 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Dyfi Cottage."

    The location is great and there are some lovely walks right from the front door. Comfy sitting room (were grateful for the log burner as it was cold during our stay). The bed in the main room was comfy, with nice quality linen and towels, but it was chilly. The other bedroom was much warmer and bigger than you think. Cake and wine on arrival a most welcome touch! We didn't always have hot water from the taps and a few little things could do with being looked at (kick board in kitchen kept falling down, broken knife, one of beds in second room v creaky and fire bricks in log burner). I would love to go back when it is a little warmer.

    Reviewed by Kayleigh4.1Feb 2023

  • "A beautiful setting with a truly amazing waterfall literally in the back garden!"

    The 4-poster bed was lovely and comfortable, with the sound of running water from the waterfall giving us a lovely way to drop off to sleep! Very nice of the owner to provide a welcome bottle of wine

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Oct 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in an amazing location."

    We had everything we needed to have a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7Sep 2022

  • "We have just come home from a fantastic stay in Dyfi cottage and I already want to go back."

    The place is situated in a beautiful part of Wales and with a back garden next to a waterfall it was just stunning.The cottage itself has everything you need for a stay and I would definitely recommend booking a visit there.

    Thank you Kerry for your lovely comments. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay there. And thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Aug 2022

  • "An amazing property, with an amazing host."

    She thought of everything we would need during our stay through the heatwave and accommodated us extremely well. Such a beautiful property in breathtaking surroundings and such friendly people. Can't recommend enough. Thank you for helping to make our daughters 4th birthday so perfect.

    I am so so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. And how lovely to be appreciated too. It makes it very rewarding for me, knowing everything was just right. Thank you for being lovely quests. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nathan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning area."

    Great food in local pub. Cottage had all you need! Waterfall at the back was stunning. Will rebook again

    Thank you for your feedback Cerys. I will definitely be installing the carbon monoxide alarm straight away. Unfortunately it is something that I have overlooked. I think I've only had 1 other infant stay in the cottage, so I know I haven't had the demand for supplying a cot and highchair before. But I will certainly look into that for the future. And yes having an old cottage is an ongoing project of updating and a new front door and window is high on the list of things to do But so glad you enjoyed it Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful area."

    The owner was really lovely and helpful.

    Hi Anne. Thank you so much for your feedback. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed your stay there. Kind regards Kate x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Settled in a magnificent location, alongside a beautiful waterfall, this cottage is a comfortable retreat from noise and stress!"

    ! The 4 poster bed is stunning, and very comfortable. Yes, it is a little tight round the sides, but the effort is well worth making, as the sleep it allows you is perfect, lulled by the sound of the waterfall! The kitchen is well provisioned and the rear patio a really peaceful place to spend time with a cuppa or glass of wine. We loved the kind thoughts of laying a fire in the log burner, ready for use and the bottle of wine in the fridge!

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Mar 2022

  • "Such a lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings Everything was catered for and Kate the owner couldn’t of been more helpful."

    One of the best holiday cottages I have ever stayed in. An ideal location and didn’t really have to use my car all week. Such a peaceful valley with a stream and little waterfall literally in the back garden, needless to say I had the best nights sleep in a long time. A perfect base to explore the Aran mountain range and the hills above Dinas Mawddwy. The icing on the cake….there was a welcome bottle of white wine in the fridge when I arrived.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jan 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful We spent Christmas at this charming delightful cottage, it is exactly as described, a proper welsh cottage with all amenities you could need, any updating could spoil the delightful character."

    The four poster bed in the back bedroom is amazingly comfortable, with ample room to walk around either side,, there is a bedside table at both sides of the bed. The whole cottage kept lovely and warm with the electric heaters, and of course we had the log burner, which worked great for the extra ambiance of warmth and Christmas. The new cooker was a treat. Kate thought of everything, even down to the leaving a disposable roasting tin for our turkey ,, thank you Kate,, for making our stay lovely. Best wishes Michelle smith Best

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2021

  • "We booked a 3 night stay and was looking forward to our trip but we decided to ..."

    We booked a 3 night stay and was looking forward to our trip but we decided to leave after 1 night as the cottage was not up to a reasonable standard We had a dreadful nights sleep and cottage needs a complete overall It was in a lovely position and cottage should be in good condition You couldn’t walk round the four poster bed so I had to sleep in other bedroom on single bed but even they were not comfortable Everything needed updating as the oven was not clean and rusty Paintwork and skirtings not cleaned plus cobwebs everywhere I didn’t want to take my shoes off

    Firstly I am really sorry that Mr. Wood didn't enjoy his stay, as it is my very intension that everyone who visits Dyfi Cottage, enjoy it as much as I do whenever I am there. I understand that Mr. Wood had an uncomfortable night and couldn't fit around the King size bed. I am aware that I chose to put the four poster in the smallest room, but purely as it was the obvious choice to be the master bedroom, because it looks over the waterfall. So that this problem doesn't arise again, I will be changing the description on the site, so customers are aware of the small space, as it is just a little cottage, and not suitable for some. At least it seems, there were other made up beds that he could chose from. They perhaps aren't high end beds, just from IKEA, but something I will invest in, in the future. I have had previous comments saying the bed was 'lush'. Yes, I agree the cooker needs replacing and I had already chosen a new one, and I've been waiting for a suitable gap to have it installed. And I apologise for a couple of cobwebs, because I was there the previous week, the spiders had been busy before they arrived . It is very hard to get rid of every single spider, as they do like old cottages with stone walls, beams and a pile of logs. And possibly an oversight by me, if I hadn't wiped down all the skirting boards, perhaps as I wasn't expecting them to use all the bedrooms. But I would like to reassure any possible future guests that I am super fussy about clean linen and towels. Etc. There are new duvets and mattress covers. I am trying to make improvements all the time. Obviously last year was difficult because of travel restrictions, so I wasn't able to give it a lick of paint before bookings started. Alot of jobs have to be done in the off season. I would like to replace a couple of windows and a new front door but Rome wasn't built in a day. And it is perfectly cosy and respectable for a 3 tick rating, in my opinion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John1.3Nov 2021

  • "Great little cottage, once we'd found the key."

    Very quiet road and great water rapids outside the house. Handy pub 20 minute walk away. Perfect place to spend some 'un-wind' time.

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Nov 2021

  • "They have a 4 poster bed in such a small room my husband couldn't get around the bed and the bedroom door had a broken handle which I court my self on a few times, there is also open carpet gripper, so you need to be careful and wear slippers as my son caught himself on it and also the carpet door bars are sharp."

    There are massive cracks in the walls you can hear hear next door talking really clearly in the bedroom. The landing carpet is very very dirty and stained. The place smelt very doggie. The back garden could do with some work. It should state the stairs are very steep. It had every thing you need and it's a gorgeous location. Just needs improvement for the price you pay as we thought it was rather expensive as we paid over £800 for a week.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth3.4Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was delightful, there was every appliance you could think of."

    Towels and linen immaculate with a very clean fresh smell. The owner had left some really nice goodies for us to enjoy. The only drawback, and because of my age the bathroom was upstairs and they were steep which is in keeping with the cottage. There was a lovely pub/bar/restaurant at the top of the hill, The Red Lion which served excellent food and the owner and staff were so friendly and accommodating and also they were dog friendly. Would definitely recommend this cottage to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2021

  • "We were really disappointed with Dyfi cottage."

    So much so that after many many years and successful bookings of holidays via Sykes cottages, I am now very reluctant to use your site again. The cottage was in a rather dilapidated state, the kitchen and bathroom in particular were very poor. There were a number of issues like the bathroom window not being able to be opened, so no ventilation after showers. The shower was awful and the floor in the bathroom felt like it was about to give way under our feet because it had rotted behind the toilet. There was also roughly filled holes in the wall that had been un-finished. The kitchen was very scruffy and really needs replacing! Lots of small things put us off, like cobwebs and dust on furniture / picture frames etc. The door handle was snapped on the back of the master bedroom door. The bed in the master bedroom was so big it barely fitted in the room and was really uncomfortable to sleep on. The living room furniture was very uncomfortable and the used dog bed in there was very off putting. The whole of the downstairs smelt like damp dog and despite us buying air freshner and fabreze to try and get rid of the smell it lingered all week. When we arrived there were about 30 flies in the living room and kitchen and when I contacted the owner she said there was no fly spray or fly swat and there hadn't been any when she left that day, as if we were lying. General cleanliness was poor, there was old food left in the cupboards from previous holiday makers, random items of clothes left in drawers in the bedroom and bits of dog food left on the floor in the corner of the kitchen. As you can tell - we definitely wouldn't stay at the property again unless it was completely renovated. I think it was hugely over priced for the size and quality of the features within it. The only positive thing I could say is the location was nice. Otherwise it was thoroughly disappointing and I'm shocked that Sykes would feature such a property on their site and at such a high price. We paid nearly £1,000 to stay in something that was worse than I would expect from a youth hostel.

    Reviewed by Rob1.6Jul 2021

  • "There was no information apart from something to do with the television."

    The dog needed a vet and we struggled to find one. Usually there is a list for the nearest doctor and vet.

    Reviewed by ''christine3.1Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with waterfall out the back."

    Small seating area to the back of property. Neighbours are very friendly. Local pub is nice. If you need supplies get these on your way in as a little general store is within petrol station about 5 min car journey away. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2020

  • "Had a brilliant stay in this lovely cottage."

    It's in a perfect location for walking with a lovely local pub up the hill that serves delicious food. Half an hours drive from Barmouth. Excellent communication with Kate throughout and will most definitely book here again!

    Reviewed by Michaela5.0Aug 2020

  • "We loved our holiday cottage, it had everything we needed and was set in a beautiful location."

    Our children (5 and 2) enjoyed the waterfall and stream nearby and appreciated the now TV for cartoons!! We enjoyed exploring the local area, there was so much to see. From the cottage we could easily reach the mountains of north wales and the seaside. We hope to visit again soon.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Jul 2020

  • "The location of the cottage is perfect!"

    Next to the river was spectacular especially with all the rain! It was a torrent and the sound was fabulous! The local pub is great and really nearby - we ate there and it was fine! The holiday let had everything we needed - all the necessary in the kitchen. A lovely conservatory/ dining room overlooking the river. We saw an otter (or American mink) escaping the torrent! We felt very relaxed there and loved it. The new log burner was a plus as it was a pretty chilly week with the storms etc. The heating in the house gets the place cosy too. We hope to go again!

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Feb 2020

  • "Idyllic location, the waterfall is beautiful and Kate was so helpful with information before we set out."

    A lovely break.

    Reviewed by Darrell3.8Oct 2019

  • "We did not have a problem with the cottage or the owner, a wonderful host, thank you Kate."

    The cottage description that Sykes have published is pure fantasy !!!! There is no wifi, there is a tv but you can only watch DVDs, no patio door leading to no decked area or garden, just a shared communal space, sykes also give the impression that the open fire / log burner works, it doesn't, I would urge anyone booking with sykes do there home work, they lie to get bookings !!!! As at the beginning the cottage was really nice and Kate had gone to get trouble to make it feel like home, thank you again.

    Reviewed by Ian3.1Sep 2019

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  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size four-poster bed, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining/utility
  • Sitting room.
  • Electric storage heaters
  • Dishwasher, new electrical oven, electric hob, fridge and new freezer, microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV with NOW TV package only
  • WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Rear enclosed area with furniture
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub within 1 mile, shop within 10.3 miles Please note: Whilst the cottage has two bedrooms and can accommodate up to five people maximum
  • The owner has requested that if booked with 5 people then the second bedroom is ideally suited for children only, this is because there is two single bed's and one separates to make two low beds, which restricts space in the bedroom, the owner also wants to make out the master bedroom is a smaller room and not suitable for those needing a lot of space
  • Please note: This property can only accept bookings arriving on a Friday
  • Please call our reservation team to discuss bookings of different arrival dates

The property

Set amidst the majestic rolling hills of the Snowdonia National Park and within striking distance of the glorious North Wales coastline is this characterful end-terrace dwelling, Dyfi Cottage.

Enjoy captivating views of the Afon Cymwarch with its endearing waterfall, this delightful dwelling promises a tranquil setting for a couple, families and friends seeking to explore the magnitude of walks, cycle routes and picturesque landscapes that this part of Wales has to offer.

After an action-packed afternoon, be welcomed into the sitting room, where the exposed brick fireplace fills the space with charm as you sink into the sofa and unwind in front of the TV.

Fulfilling your culinary needs is the compact, yet well-equipped kitchen where the designated chef of the group can rustle up heart-warming evening meals that can be enjoyed at the dining table, where views of the waterfall can be enjoyed as you tuck into your meal.

During a balmy afternoon, look forward to spending a moment or two at the garden furniture, where you can pour yourself a refreshing drink to catch the final glimpses of sunshine with the soundtrack of the waterfall to admire in the background.

As the evening draws to a close, venture up the staircase where two well-presented bedrooms await you after an action-packed day, each designed with ample space to house your personal belongings for a week-long break.

Choose between a twin bedroom and a grand four-poster bedroom which overlooks the waterfall, offering a tranquil setting to wake up to each morning.

If you can tear yourself away from this idyllic base, a short car journey will bring you to the bustling market town of Dolgellau, where a superb selection of amenities await you, set beneath the majestic Cadair Idris.

For those feeling active, look forward to exploring the magnitude of routes upon the mountain range or tackle the Coed y Brenin Forest Park with your mountain bike.

Alternatively, soak up the sun at the nearby beaches of Barmouth, Fairbourne and Aberdovey where a host of watersports can be enjoyed.

Dyfi Cottage is an outstanding base for exploring the countryside setting with your loved ones.

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About the location


Fairbourne 9.3 miles; Barmouth 10 miles; Aberdovey 23.2 miles.

This small, beautiful market town is located in the heart of southern Snowdonia, between the imposing Cader Idris mountain range and the sea. It’s a superb base for a holiday - perfect for combining the many outdoor pursuits on offer in Snowdonia with relaxing days out on the soft sandy beaches of Barmouth, Fairbourne and Aberdovey. The town itself offers a good selection of shops, five pubs and a wine bar, along with a number of excellent restaurants, cafes and two bakeries, that produce fresh bread and cakes each day. Dolgellau is home to over 200 listed buildings, allegedly the highest concentration in the whole of Wales, and the town is also a designated 'cycle break centre' boasting a range of dedicated cycle routes all around the area. Close by is the Coed y Brenin mountain bike trail and this location is ideal for quiet outdoor recreation with superb scenery, mountains, forests, waterfalls, castles and beaches all close to hand.

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