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Bontddu near Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic location, great walks straight from the door."

    Excellent property, lovely and spacious. Well equipped kitchen. Beautiful garden. Would definitely recommend (already have) and would like to go back

    Thank you so much for your kind words!! Hope you come back xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Danielle5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a lovely few days in this very peaceful cottage."

    The scenery is famtastic and the sound of the nearby river adds to the cottages appeal. Claire and Gethin were lovely hosts thanks for the wine crisps and welsh cakes on arrival. We hope you managed to sort a repair for the cooker. Allan, Jean & Tasha the dog

    Reviewed by Allan4.4Nov 2023

  • "Such a lovely holiday cottage."

    My husband and I stayed with our two young children for a week in October. The property was warm and comfortable and very clean. It is in the most wonderful setting and my children's holiday highlight was getting to walk to see the horses and sheep every morning in their pjs and wellies! Barmouth is only fifteen minutes drive away. Would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Rebekah5.0Oct 2023

  • "Have stayed in tye glan afon before."

    so trying dwynant this time and we were not disappointed. Can not fault in any way, just superb.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2023

  • "Another great stay at Dwynant,took our 18 month old grandson with us this time and he loved it, plenty of space for him to run around,horses&sheep for him to pet and the friendly farm cat Mrs Lloyd to harass (in a playful way),Gethin and Clare are very friendly very helpful hosts and nothing is too much trouble,we wouldn't hesitate to highly recommend Dwynant to anyone,thanks for another lovely week at Dwynant."

    Gary,Penny, Clare & little Burt.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were very happy with the property and facilities."

    We did struggle to get the tv to work as we did not know how the freesat worked, so some guidance in the information pack would be beneficial. It would also be good to include information on the walks in the immediate vicinity. The only downside was the arrival and departure times .

    Reviewed by Noel4.1Aug 2023

  • "The oven fan didn't work."

    A large cooking pot would have been great. No salt and pepper for the table. But a lovely house, very kind owner. We had a great time!!! Thanks!

    Reviewed by John4.7Jun 2023

  • "Great location and cottage."

    Arrival and departure times not great would put me off using Sykes again .

    Reviewed by Tracey4.1Jun 2023

  • "Excellent place for a break."

    The accommodation was excellent for us as we needed 2 rooms downstairs for our son who has special needs and for us to watch television. We just wish we had booked for longer. Weather was great and the views from the garden was amazing at anytime of the day. A true get away.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect!"

    Such a beautiful location, so peaceful, and it was just great to sit in the pretty & secluded garden after a day of looking around the area. It was spotlessly clean, comfortable and spacious inside, great attention to detail and full of character. The location is great for so many things, it's easy to get around plus there's lots to see and do. Great walks, fabulous beaches, interesting historic places, it has everything we were hoping for. Thank you for a fabulous holiday, what great memories we have made!!

    Reviewed by Tony5.0May 2023

  • "This is the second time we have stayed at Dwynant and certainly will not be our last."

    If you are looking for a quiet, clean, comfortable, spacious, home from home cottage set in beautiful countryside within a short driving distance of the coast would definitely recommend this property. As a dog owner what we particularly like about the location is the ability to go for walks directly from the cottage. Finally, lovely hosts who are close at hand should you need them but not intrusive.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Apr 2023

  • "This is a beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    The cottage is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. We had everything on hand. The kitchen is very well equipped I love to cook and found everything I needed. The views and walks from the garden are wonderful. The garden furniture was lovely and we sat out and enjoyed the views through the day and evening. The local area is beautiful and the lane from the cottage takes you to the estuary, Barmouth was one way or Dolgellau the other. Just a couple of miles and across the bridge takes you to the lovely pub on the other side with a cycle track . You can sit and enjoy the stunning views or walk along the estuary banks and watch the wildlife. Best to shop in Barmouth we found and there are some lovely pubs and restaurants there and the beach is glorious particularly at the south end

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "We read the reviews before we booked and what was said was accurate."

    There was a welcome pack which was much appreciated. We saw the hosts a couple of times in the fields which was nice and they are lovely people. It was very rural but we liked that. The garden was lovely and really handy for the dog. The kitchen was lovely and we used the Aga which was great we sat in the living room with the fire and didn’t actually use any of the main house other than upstairs. We had a lovely stay the only negatives are the roof in the kitchen leaked so we had to sort that, the weather was terrible so can only think the wind made a slate come loose, and the cottage was ‘clean’ for a cottage but just a little less than we are used to, but even with that I would say we had the best time and we would go again

    Reviewed by Angela4.1Dec 2022

  • "Stunning position, beautiful walks from the door."

    Cosy and comfortable sitting room, high quality bedding and very comfortable beds. Ideal enclosed back garden for the dog. To make it even better the kitchen needs a couple of new frying pans and a non stick saucepan.

    Reviewed by L4.1Nov 2022

  • "We have had the most amazing holiday this has to be the most Beautiful, magical and idyllic place to stay you will be transported To a place where you can leave all your troubles behind If you stay at Dwynant you will not want to leave."

    there is every essential you need From cosy nights in ,panoramic views Peaceful and tranquil with a short drive to Dolgellau and Barmouth for traditional welsh food and drink Thank you Dwynant for giving us all of this See you in 2023.

    Thanks guys! So glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you next year!! Xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Sometimes you visit a property which over sells but not in this case."

    A true gem. From the moment we arrived felt home from home. A very clean and comfortable property with some nice thoughtful touches. A little remote with access via a single track road but when at the property enjoyed the quietness and beautiful surrounds of the countryside. The location still commutable to a lot of nearby places. Despite surrounded with a lot of sheep grazing we found it good in the mornings and evenings taking ourvdog for walks direct from the cottage off lead onto a nearby field. Despite the weather we had a enjoyable relaxing stay and already considering a return visit.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments! We're so glad you enjoyed Dwynant, please come again!! X Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Sep 2022

  • "Nice weeks weather good house warm and spacious, not private in the kitchen ..."

    Nice weeks weather good house warm and spacious, not private in the kitchen windows shared drive and parking and dog walking, our dog enjoyed the stream, The farm cat is not feral just made to live that way probably to keep rodents down, it’s sweet and loving and needs a comfortable cat bed not a piece of cloth over a lumpy machine and needs food daily, we had to feed it Wednesday as crying and persistent at the window, it will suffer when older and needs comfort, all in all had a pleasant time, but would not revisit as the lane is steep and hard to reverse when you meet another vehicle, still would recommend to others

    Hello there! Mrs Lloyd is a very well loved pet. She has a cat flap in the stable to the rear of the shed and a very comfy bed in there!! I used to work at the vets here in Barmouth and saved her from being put to sleep as she was no longer wanted. She is fed every day I can assure you, the house is on a working farm therefore all 6 of the family are there all day long at different times. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Sep 2022

  • "Another great holiday at beautiful Dwynant,we absolutely love this cottage and ..."

    Another great holiday at beautiful Dwynant,we absolutely love this cottage and can't wait to return, amazing part of an amazing country,one observation rather than criticism is the potholes in the driveway leading to the cottage could do with some attention otherwise everything A++

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property is tucked well away and quite a way up so if you like to have a phone signal it's definitely not the place for you!"

    Lovely garden and the view to die for a brook that is all you can hear on a night with windows open it's relaxing and very soothing. Lots of footpaths to follow though we went off the track to the top of the hill near the cottage and wow the view! Mrs Lloyd the local farm cat is so friendly and always came to say hi and went with us for one of our walks no treats required for us

    Reviewed by Shona4.7Aug 2022

  • "A really lovely cottage in a stunning location."

    A car is a must, steep one track road to the cottage, the directions were good and it was easily found. The cottage is about 20 minutes away from Barmouth and Dolgellau. The lakes at Creggan were absolutely breath taking and the beach at Fairbourne was beautiful. We walked right along the beach. Barmouth was a good place to spend a few hours, we enjoyed walking along the bridge; the views were worth the walk, just be careful of the bikes! The cottage was a little tired in places with peeling wall paper and was badly finished in places. Bit disappointed with not being able to gain access until 5 o'clock and then having ro vacate at 9am - other cottages have been earlier access and later to vacate . Feel like we lost a day of our holiday

    Reviewed by Nicola3.8Jul 2022

  • "We all had a great time and really loved the property and area."

    Some great walks around the property. Views were amazing. Property was well equipped as well. Mrs Lloyd is very friendly if treats are in abundance. My suggestions for minor improvement would be the taps and toilet seats require attention, both lose fitting. No upstairs smoke alarm fitted but base was fitted to the ceiling. My only other suggestion would be a information pack like bin day, recycling info, emergency contact details/A&E/Vets etc and recommendations for food etc. On the whole it was a fabulous farmhouse and location is brilliant as long as you don't mind the drive up a single track road, but there are passing places. Really enjoyed our stay at Dwynant and would happily book it again, A friend has booked Dwynant in Aug 22 based on my recommendation and the pictures I sent him of the area and views. Simon.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a great week at Dwynant - the seclusion was most welcome - the stray cat became a good friend - the owners were very helpful & we wish them well - we will be returning next year."

    Plenty of walks nearby - further afield recommend Cadir Idris & Aberdovey

    Reviewed by Kim3.8Jun 2022

  • "The property suited our needs we loved the Beds and having 2 TVs was great."

    The location is ideal for walkers willing to explore the many public footpaths. The walk down the stream by the telephone box is worth a go. The History of The Property and Caricature is of real interest. The property was bigger than we expected and the backgarden was lovely. Had the weather been better we would have loved to enjoy more time in the open. We would visit the area and property again.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7May 2022

  • "We had a lovely relaxing stay with spectacular views and beautiful beaches nearby."

    Everything you could possibly need was there in the very comfortable spacious cottage.. We look forward to staying again.

    Reviewed by June5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very friendly owners Ideal for couple and dog Remote Good place to get back ..."

    Very friendly owners Ideal for couple and dog Remote Good place to get back to Small bathroom but very lovely stay Bought some honey bottom of road to take home Lovey butchers Roberts and good bread shop next door We had a good rest

    Reviewed by Sheila3.8Mar 2022

  • "What a great holiday."

    The cottage is in a beautiful location, very relaxing but convenient for both Dolgellau and Barmouth. We spent two wonderful weeks walking with our dog in the spectacular countryside, the autumn colours were amazing. The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped, we didn’t want to leave. Thank you and we can’t wait to arrange a return visit.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Nov 2021

  • "This was our second holiday to Dwynant,the cottage was amazing,the views are amazing,this part of Wales is just absolutely gorgeous,there's plenty of walks from the doorstep and within a short drive hundreds more, Barmouth just around the corner for days out at the seaside with a really good dog friendly beach,I can't recommend Dwynant highly enough, we'll definitely be back at some point for a third stay,thank you for another great Holiday Claire,Gethin& Mrs Lloyd."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2021

  • "The location of this property is breathtaking with views towards Caeder Idris that change constantly."

    After a winding drive up a steep, narrow lane (with plenty of passing places) the cottage is charming. Plenty of parking space, a lovely garden and well-equipped farmhouse style kitchen with Aga (we did not cook on it but it was useful for drying damp clothes and boots). Delighted to find a welcome pack including flowers, cream tea, milk and treats/ball for the dog. The beds were comfy and no light pollution and the only sounds being the river/sheep baaing made for peaceful nights. Wifi is a bit patchy but what do you expect given the remote location! No phone signal (and no phone in red call box) but we discovered Web Calling. Astounded to find an Amazon delivery was in the American style mailbox at the gate within 8 hours of ordering! We found lots to do locally and great places to eat. Barmouth has charm (as well as chippies, icecreams and amusements). Davy Jones Locker and The Lobster Pot on the harbour do great breakfasts. The Celtic Cabin on Barmouth Promenade has a limited but tasty menu of tostadas and flatbreads in Mexican style. Cheapest parking in Barmouth is on Jubilee Rd (£1.10 per hour) or free in side streets at far end of town. Mawddach Pizza (open Thurs/Fri/Sat at present) has amazing views and good food. The Cross Foxes does a superb Sunday lunch. Norbar (a short drive towards Harlech) has amazing views over the sea and Snowdonia - essential to book ahead as very popular. Min y Mor does acceptable basic pub grub. Co-op in Barmouth and Dolgellau are nearest supermarkets. Steakhouse and Cosy Chippy in Dolgellau both a bit disappointing. Everywhere we ate was dog-friendly as were all the activites we visited including Harlech Castle, spectacular and wonderful Victoria Sponge, Fairbourne Railway - very cute, kayaking/swimming at Bala Lake - amazing, and Welsh Highland Railway, Porthmadog - superb (very impressive 'in seat hampers' for £9 each). Fforest Coaster was exhilarating fun and their cafe excellent. Dog walks included: following the path down from cottage alongside river, past goldmine to bridge (and back up across farmland emerging downhill to the bridge); climbing the hill in front of the cottage by taking the path left a short way down the hill next to a cottage, left track and then off piste beyond; walk and swim at the far end of Barmouth beach (dog restrictions at near end) and a circular walk from Ganllwyd up to Black Waterfalls. When the sun came out it was superb but take a waterproof wherever you go - this is Wales.

    Reviewed by Julie4.4Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage, lovely equipped kitchen."

    Real fireplace. Good pressure for the shower. Secluded garden, ideal for eating outdoors in the summer. Good for wildlife. Owners were great and supplied a lovely welcome pack. Beds were very comfy, lots of room to relax in

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is a really lovely house with a private garden which has wonderful views."

    The house is spacious and very comfortable and the hosts are extremely welcoming and hospitable. There is fabulous walking right from the door. We had a super week and plan to return again as soon as we can.

    Reviewed by Sandra4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had the best time."

    The surrounding area was outstanding with amazing walks from the door step. The cottage felt very homely and cosy. We would highly recommend it to anyone. Sykecottages where great from start to finish with information and great customer serves. Again would would highly recommend to anyone. The girls where very helpful and made is feel very seen when booking our holiday. Thanks for everything xx

    Reviewed by Jemma4.7May 2021

  • "What an amazing,lovely,cosy cottage in the most beautiful setting,warm friendly welcome with tasty treats for us and the dog on arrival,spotlessly clean and comfortable,gorgeous walks to suit everyone from the doorstep,only 10 minute drive to the brilliant seaside town of Barmouth and various mountain hikes within easy reach,we loved it that much we've booked again for september and cant wait to return,thankyou for a great week its very much appreciated."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2021

  • "A wonderful week at a comfortable pet friendly cottage situated in some of the most stunning scenery that you could wish to find anywhere in the world, with plenty of beautiful walks right from the door."

    Well equipped and scrupulously clean with a lovely kitchen in particular and a beautifully sunny back garden with outstanding views across the Mawddach and Cadair Idris. Smart and comfortable bedrooms with the soothing sound of the river to lull you to sleep. The garden is private but I wouldn't call it fully secure if you had an escapee hound. Ours is not interested in escape but cat lovers and dog owners alike should also be aware that a friendly cat (Mrs Lloyd) is locally resident and will greet your arrival and do a fair bit of hopeful lurking on windowsills. If you haven't a dog with you, I imagine she'd quite happily join you by the Aga if you wanted her to. The house, a former chapel with fascinating history, has super-thick walls and would be beautifully cool in summer. There's a woodburner in the sitting room for chilly evenings although it can be a little reluctant to draw well on occasions - we found it helpful to check the stove instructions online as the particular type of stove runs a little differently than the one we're used to. As the area is mountainous and mercifully free of mobile masts, there's no mobile signal at the property to speak of - but there's good wifi to connect to instead. If you wanted to choose any place to have a digital detox though, this would be a good one. When you take a break from the hills, mountains, beach, estuary and lakes there are good eating places locally although many were just reopening for the 2021 season when we were there. Enjoyed pizza with views at the Mawddach Pizza and you have to visit T. H. Roberts in Dolgellau - Dolgellau is a lovely town anyway but T. H. Roberts is an institution and the food and the building are fabulous (the sausage in a bap is highly recommended). Don't forget to look up a the ceiling lights in this remarkable former pharmacy while you are there. A big thank you to the owners for a truly restorative week's holiday.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2021

  • "We couldn't ask for more."

    Horses in the garden. River at the bottom. We have found a swimming spot. Lovely walks. Amazing views. Cooper mines. Friendly property owner.

    Reviewed by Ewelina5.0Apr 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Dwynant."

    The cottage was very comfortable, very warm, spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The owners are very welcoming, and we appreciated the snacks on arrival. Fabulous views to the surrounding hills, and plenty of walks straight from the house.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Nov 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage, fantastic location, hosts went over and beyond, cream scones on our arrival and home made treats for the dogs and a ball to play with."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cozy home in beautiful surroundings."

    Sparkling clean. Lovely hosts who couldn't do enough to help. Would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with oil-fired log-effect stove
  • Snug
  • Oil central heating and oil-fired log-effect stove
  • Fridge/freezer, oil-fired AGA, electric oven and hob, washing machine, dishwasher, microwave, tumble dryer, selection of books, 2 x TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking
  • Garden area with outhouse for bike storage
  • One pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop 5.8 miles; pub 2.8 miles
  • Note: The property is located on 800 acres of land, including grazing fields and stables where guests are welcome to bring their own horse
  • Please note: electric cars should not be charged from the property

The property

Dolgellau 5.9 miles.

Set amidst the wonderful landscape of the Snowdonia National Park, boasting breath-taking views of Cadair Idris and within striking distance of the coast, is the traditional cottage of Dwynant.

This charming holiday home has been designed to offer a rural escape for family and friends or a base in which to enjoy all of the outdoor adventure that this part of North Wales offers, including both coast and countryside settings.

Soak up the views of the secluded valley before venturing into the agrarian-style kitchen, where a traditional AGA takes centre stage before all of the essentials you could possibly need for a self-catered stay, including a conventional electric oven and hob, a dishwasher, a fridge/freezer and microwave, as well as a spacious dining area to seat all of your loved ones.

After an action-packed day, relax into your evening within the home-away-home sitting room, where you can curl up on the plush seating arrangement with an oil-fired log-effect stove filling the room with a gentle warmth during those winter evenings.

Younger guests of the group will be delighted by the additional snug that this holiday accommodation plays host to, where they can tune into the TV or play some board games brought from home.

As the evening draws to a close, make your way up the staircase where three well-presented bedrooms await you.

Here, you will find a double bedroom with built–in storage and a spacious single bedroom.

Concluding the first-floor is another double bedroom, where you can look forward to waking up each morning to pretty views of the river below and a family bathroom, complete with a shower over bath, basin and WC.

If you don’t feel like cooking one evening, head into nearby Dolgellau where you will be spoilt for choice by the eateries that await you, catering to all palettes, as well as shops for picking up the essentials.

For those feeling adventurous, you will find a plethora of footpaths from the doorstep of the cottage, as well as the magnificent Cadair Idris or travel further field to hike Wales’ highest mountain, Snowdon.

Alternatively, the National Park has a number of outdoor opportunities for you try, including Coed y Brenin Forest Park for mountain biking and Llanfair Slate Caverns.

For a coastal day out, Barmouth is less than seven miles away where the mountains meet the sea, while away sunny days on the goldens where you can see some of the most beautiful sunsets that Cardigan Bay has to offer.

Alternatively, tour the hills and the historic trails through the town to independent cafes and restaurants there is plenty to see and do or head further up the coast to Harlech.

Dwynant is wonderful retreat that you will be delighted with, any time of the year.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas