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Dwynant

Bontddu near Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1009900)

4.8

(17 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "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 KimJun 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 PeterMay 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 JuneMar 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 SheilaMar 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 PatNov 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 GarySep 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 JulieJul 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 LouiseJun 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 SandraJun 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 JemmaMay 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 GaryMay 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 SusanMay 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 EwelinaApr 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 IreneNov 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 SueSep 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 JoanneAug 2020

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Summary

  • 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.

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About the location

DOLGELLAU

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas