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Bontddu near Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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22 Customer Reviews

  • "Had an absolutely fantastic weeks stay very peaceful and tranquil so good we have booked to return next year."

    Everything you needed in the pod.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2024

  • "Absolutely amazing stay would definitely book again"

    Reviewed by Sasha5.0Apr 2024

  • "Immaculately clean and well equipped."

    Beautiful setting , private and well thought out accommodation.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Mar 2024

  • "The prosecco and snacks on arrival was a really nice touch as we'd had a really long drive so thank you!"

    The pod was perfect, everything really clean, warm and cosy and great for what we needed it for! Unfortunately, under the water on the floor of the hot tub seemed to have a slight green coating. For this reason we didn't use it, might just need a bit more regular maintenance during the winter months. We'll definitely stay here again, we also really loved the animals around the site, and the missus was in love with the cat! Thanks for everything, see you next time

    The green tint to the water only happens when we have had heavy rain, the water is from a spring and not mains water. Although it can be discoloured, it goes through a sophisticated filtration system so is clean and safe, Clare x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Arthur4.7Feb 2024

  • "We had the most amazing stay!"

    Everything was perfect! One night we got lucky enough that the sky was clear and we sat in the hot tub and watched the stars - pure magic! Thank you for the most relaxing stay!

    Amazing! So glad you had a relaxing stay x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Feb 2024

  • "Whilst we enjoyed our u stay, we were a little disappointed as the matress was so old an uncomfortable."

    Way too soft with a permanent dip in the middle. Additionally, there were no clear instructions for the hot tub which w simply could not get to a usable temp. The site warden wasn’t helpful win called about this. If that was me, I’d pay h customer a visit to help them get the best possible experience from their stay. The hot tub was the main reason for our booking too. The internal furnishings are nice and the Prosecco is a nice touch but unless the hot tub is useable the offer doesn’t provide good value for money.

    Reviewed by Christopher3.4Jan 2024

  • "We absolutely loved our stay here the owners are very helpful and friendly."

    The pod was very clean and tidy and beautiful with a gorgeous view. The only thing I would say to improve is somewhere to keep your clothes as we was living out of our bags which is fine but I think just to improve a little box to put your clothes or something would make it better also maybe some curtains or blinds on the doors you don’t really need them as no one can see you as it’s just fields opposite but I think it would have made me feel more comfortable to just have that privacy. The pod was amazing though and will be booking again and recommending friends.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay! There are now curtains in the pods and the bed open for storage of your bags. Unfortunately being only 8ft by 12ft pods there is little room for wardrobes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rhyanan4.7Jan 2024

  • "Wonderful stay for christmas."

    .. had everything we needed, nice and warm. The prosecco upon arrival was also a lovely touch. Thank you

    So glad you enjoyed your stay x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our short stay."

    An amazing little pod with all the lights, looked like it was from a fairy tale. Super clean, super cozy, we were truly amazed. Highly recommend it!

    Thank you so much! xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bianka5.0Dec 2023

  • "It was brilliant."

    The owners were great, and nothing was too much bother. It really is secluded and not over looked at all. Comfortable and warm. The hot tub was great.

    So glad you enjoyed tour stay x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Nov 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay!"

    Hot tub was so much fun and the pod was so cosy. The little arrival gift also made our stay extra special! Thank you

    Thank you! x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Nov 2023

  • "Such a lovely place to stay, very clean and has everything you need."

    Reviewed by Sarah-jane5.0Oct 2023

  • "Well what can I say, an absolute beautiful pod and location."

    The pod smelt brand new, very very clean and had every thing you need in there. It’s very private and secure. We took our Labrador with us and he loved it too, he couldn’t get out of the grounds and it was plenty big enough for him to run around and play. He loved walking to say hi to the horses and sheep at the farm. Very high up in the mountain so we had the most beautiful views, and the sound of the small river running down next to the grounds was lovely and relaxing. Only a five minute drive to Barmouth Beach which is beautiful. It’s just a shame that the weather turned for a couple of days, but it didn’t spoil our time here. The only qualm I have is that there wasn’t enough wood to use the hot tub every night, there was only enough for 1 night and we were staying for 4

    So glad you enjoyed your stay! We tend to leave 2 nets of logs foe you on areival as part of your welcome pack. As it states in our guest book more can be purchased feom us and there are lots of shops locally that also sell logs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Oct 2023

  • "Booked for 2 nights, what can i say, lovely place, very clean, very idyllic and secluded if you after some peace and quiet, all the things you need including wood for hot tub, kitchen amenities, good wireless internet, couple of nice welcome freebies plenty of privacy and out of the way."

    Plenty of room for a dog in an enclosed garden, perfect. 10 mins away from Barmouth see side town if you fancy a day out or the lovely village of Dolgellau , would recommend.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2023

  • "We've just returned from a wonderful week at Eirlys."

    Our first glamping experience and all of our expectations were exceeded. The pod was spotlessly clean, cosy and extremely well equipped. Located in a beautiful, secluded setting, all we could hear was the nearby steam, the birds singing and the occasional sheep. We instantly felt relaxed when we arrived. The area was very dog friendly, so our Westie could freely roam without us worrying where he was. Our mornings were spent eating our breakfast outdoors and planning our day and our evenings we're spent watching the sky, satellites and shooting stars from the wood fired hot tub. There was no light pollution at all so we had quite a show. It was a short drive to the beautiful beach at Barmouth and there are some lovely shops and restaurants nearby. There is lots to do in the area. We were very sad to leave and, without a doubt, will be booking a return visit to Eirlys and this beautiful part of Wales.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2023

  • "My stay at Eirlys was perfect and just what I needed before my mad rush back to work."

    The drive through was beautiful, the scenery was so picturesque, it was breath taking. Yes I had to stop a few times to take a few pictures and videos, although I feel they do not to the place justice. The owners give clear instructions on how to find them, I took a lovely picture of the red telephone box. I am always dubious about the cleanliness of a place when I travel, and usuallyend up cleaning before i unpack and settle in, but Eirlys was impeccably clean and tidy, it even smelt brand new, which gave me such comfort and put me at ease straight away. Being in the middle of over a 800 acre farm, one may feel a little uneasy, but I cannot express how safe I felt. There was a still and calmness about Eirlys that just put me at ease straight away. The kitchen was really functional, with all the amenities you could need. I personally went to the local co-op, which was 13 minutes away in the car, and cooked everyday. This allowed me to find new spots to take photos! Eirlys has, a hot tub and a bbq/fire pit which came with clear instructions, and if you needed a little extra help, Claire and her husband left their mobile numbers in the welcome pack for you to contact them, which I did, and Claire was able to advise me on what I needed to do. The small touches at Eirlys are what makes it feel special. The snacks and prosecco on the table for us were delightful and could well be eaten while reading through the welcome pack. Inside the cabin/pod is well thought out, again on holiday I usually have to take an extension lead to plug in my laptop and phone, but the planning inside was brilliant. The plug sockets over the bed is a brilliant idea, and allowed me to complete some studies in comfort. I always bring a small Bluetooth speaker with me to listen to my Jazz while I work and study, but I didn't need it as Eirlys has bluetooth speakers in the roof!! I sat with the doors open and my Jazz on whilst finishing my studies and it was bliss. Eirlys is set in a beautifully picturesque place with a fresh stream on your doorstep, which I managed to get in and take some more pictures. I stayed at Eirlys for a week, and my reason for booking Eirlys was to sit in peace a quiet, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, finish my courses for my business, with no distractions, before I go back to work, and I managed to do just that, so I am truly blessed and grateful for that. I would and am recommending Eirlys for a beautiful getaway or weeks stay. Thank you Claire

    Ah you are very welcome! So glad tou found the peace you needed! xx Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kasharel5.0Aug 2023

  • "Excellent few days stay."

    Very much enjoyed our time at the Pod. I didn’t find the bed overly comfortable. Also some instruction for the hot tub would help but all in all very good and we will be back. Thank you

    Reviewed by David4.4Aug 2023

  • "This place was absolutely perfect for me and my little team our dog absolutely ..."

    This place was absolutely perfect for me and my little team our dog absolutely loved being outdoor and the space was great the accommodations was comfortable and big enough for us 3 it was very clean and tidy the hot tube was a great addition the area and locals were amazing the only only thing it the steps leading outside were clear enough for me as I wear glasses and I fell a few times nothing major all we did was put a mat down so we could clearly see the step

    Reviewed by Natasha4.7Jul 2023

  • "This is it guys and look no further!"

    Highly recommend this pod.. Pod was extremely stunning, clean, tidy in and out, and pod was located close to riverside with an excellent privacy! In fact what we met surpassed our expectation on our arrival! Although we got lost on our first day and the only one thing I could point out was:- They need to put a "sign with an arrow" to turn right at the second entrance before the narrow bridge as the Sat navigation kept saying keep left and then took us to a wrong place, but luckily we met with someone who directed us back before we could find the location of the pod... However, Pod is 10/10 (5 stars)

    Reviewed by Odunayo5.0Jul 2023

  • "What an amazing experience!"

    Highly recommend! Surpassed our expectation, the pod was clean and tidy when arrived, Prosecco on arrival, little manual on how things etc. Just a wonderful romantic experience if you are after a short getaway in Wales, the location was perfect wasn’t far at all to the beaches and local town etc. Also had the pleasure seeing Mrs Lloyd!!

    Reviewed by Rhiannon5.0Jul 2023

  • "We stated here for 2 nights and I would highly recommend."

    When we arrived we had been left 2 bottles of Prosecco and some waffles which we thoroughly enjoyed. The property was absolutely immaculate all the way through inside and out and extremely private. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great pod , in a fantastic location."

    Set in its own fenced off, secluded spot. Ideal as a base for walking or Mtb ,with trails to Coed y Brenin , Barmouth or over to Pont Scethin . Or just a great place to relax and enjoy the amazing countryside views.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Jul 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Studio-style layout with double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Gas central heating
  • Combi microwave/oven, 2-ring induction hob, toaster, kettle
  • Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available
  • Front decking with furniture, wood-fired hot tub, fire pit and secure private patio area
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.1 miles, pub 2.8 miles

The property

Dolgellau 5.9 miles.

Tucked away on the fringes of Bontddu, near Dolgellau, Gwynedd, lies this wonderful studio-style pod, Eirlys.

Set on an 850-acre hill farm within the Snowdonia National Park, and surrounded by rolling landscapes, this holiday property is a fantastic, pet-friendly choice for a romantic stay in North Wales.

Enter upon an open-plan living area, which has a fully-equipped kitchen, a dining table for two people, and a sitting area with a plush sofa, a Smart TV, and ceiling-mounted Bluetooth speakers.

Grab a glass of your favourite tipple and take a seat on the outdoor decking, before enjoying an indulgent soak in the wood-fired hot tub.

As the evening grows darker, refresh in the shower room before settling down for a rejuvenating slumber in the inviting double bedroom.

If you fancy exploring the local area, settle down for a meal at The Royal Ship in nearby Dolgellau, or grab some essentials at the nearby SPAR convenience store for a picnic in Dolgellau Park, or perhaps take a stroll by the serene waters of Afon Mawddach.

There are numerous pathways that lead directly from your front door to a variety of walks within the Rhinog mountain range, where you can enjoy breath-taking views from Rhinog Fawr's summit.

History enthusiasts should take the Clogau route to visit the famous Clogau gold mine, whilst those seeking a more active day out can venture up the famous Snowdon Mountain peak, which is the highest mountain in England and Wales, or even take part in an underground mine tour at Zip World Llechwedd.

For a romantic escape to North Wales, book a stay at Eirlys.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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