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Llwyn Celyn

(Ref. 966304)

Brithdir, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "PERFECT Had a great time walking around this stunning region of Wales, with a gorgeous bluebell wood right on the doorstep of the property and many easy to reach areas, so many amazing views, the property is great, has all you need for a happy holiday!"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2024

  • "Very comfortable, super clean and well-equipped cottage."

    Kitchen has everything you could need, WiFi is blazing fast, SkyTV provided including films, lots of books and maps to read, including many recommended walks etc. Great location for exploring the area (car recommended). Peaceful and relaxing, I had a great week. The owners live next door but and are really friendly but leave you alone to enjoy your holiday; thanks!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a great stay in this excellent cottage."

    Clean, cosy and warm with great views, it was a good base to visit the coast and nearby attractions. We really felt comfortable here and hope to come back soon!

    Reviewed by Stella5.0Feb 2024

  • "We spent four weeks (January 2024) in this outstanding cottage with wonderful host."

    The only comment we can make is EXCELLENT.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2024

  • "Clean, well laid out, has everything to maximize your enjoyment and enable you to relax into the location."

    Nice walking routes accessed directly from the property, short, medium or long. Short drive for supplies. In all for us, it was the perfect base to enjoy our time away. 10/10 for the owners. Thanks you. DCS

    Reviewed by D C5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay with all that we needed."

    Sadly it rained pretty much constantly but all the places we visited were dry. Lots of hidden places if you search around. The cottage itself was comfortable, it had everything we needed for the week. Lovely views across the road with sheep & horses opposite.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Sep 2023

  • "A delightful cottage in a great location fully-equipped and comfortable."

    Roomy lounge and kitchen downstairs with two very good sized bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs. (As pensioners we found the steps at the top of the stairs a little disconcerting but soon got used to them). It was lovely to have a garden with patio table and chairs. Great to have Sky TV. One small downside was the road immediately outside which was noisy at certain times. Very hospitable hosts who provided a delicious welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Sep 2023

  • "We really enjoyed the cottage which is cosy and spacious also in a good location to visit the surounding attractions."

    The owners are very friendly and helpful. .

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Aug 2023

  • "Our second stay, the cottage is perfect in every way, beautifully clean, comfortable a lovely garden and patio area to sit and enjoy some food and a glass of what you fancy."

    We will be back again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Lywyn Celyn, the cottage is perfectly situated for many lovely walks and days out."

    It is extremely well-equipped, had everything we needed for the week. The cottage is clean, comfortable and warm - a home from home. The owners next door were friendly and really helpful with local knowledge. We would definitely recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2023

  • "Our 2nd visit & just as good as the first stay."

    Absolutely no problems with the property & car parking. One light bulb needs replacing in the living room, which didn't bother us at all & the owners wouldn't be aware of. Would certainly book the cottage again, but not next year as we have well covered Wales over a good number of years. Off to the Highlands of Scotland next year, which we haven't visited for a few years, but we will holiday again in Wales preferably at this cottage as it is in an ideal location for touring by car.

    Reviewed by Dennis4.7Jun 2023

  • "It’s our third time of staying in this lovely cottage it’s so nice clean and in a great location to visit some beautiful places and great for walks."

    Mike and Luned are great hosts and will definitely be back to stay in the future.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a fabulous location."

    Truly a great escape and with everything you could wish for. Beautifully tended garden and a sun terrace where you can actually watch the sun set is such a bonus. Lovely hosts who really care about quality. We will certainly be revisiting!

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2023

  • "Great place to stay lovely clean and cozy cottage set in beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Mar 2023

  • "We found this property to be even nicer than reviews posted."

    It made a very good base to enjoy the scenery and attractions, whether they were seaside, walking, historical sites etc. The cottage was as close to perfect as possible, warm, comfortable, spacious, in fact my wife even said, I could very easily move in and live here. The hosts catered for every single requirement you may have. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and plan to book again.

    Reviewed by Marinda5.0Feb 2023

  • "Delightful comfortable cottage in lovely countryside, close to so many beautiful places in Wales."

    Felt like home after our days out! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Oct 2022

  • "Perfect Cottage for exploring the area and bike friendly."

    Clean and comfortable with friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday location and a great base to explore north wales from."

    The cottage was lovely, clean and cosy. Would definitely recommend!!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2022

  • "A warm welcome from Mike and Luned on arrival, the cottage is nothing short of perfect and equipped with everything you could need."

    It is set in a lovely quiet spot with but near enough to shops. The garden was a great bonus and the patio was a great place to eat and chat in the morning and evening. absolutely perfect and will be booking again. Thank you

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2022

  • "Llwyn Celyn is a lovely, comfortable cottage in a great location with friendly, helpful hosts."

    Superb views and a great base for mountain biking the nearby trails.

    Reviewed by Angus5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely immaculate, not a speck of dust, mark or blemish to be found anywhere."

    Beautifully and comfortably furnished, Luned & Mike work extremely hard to present such a welcoming and homely retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Fab views across the countryside and the garden is charming and characterful.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous week at Llwyn Celyn."

    The cottage is really well equipped, spacious and clean. Stunning garden with great views. Shed for bike storage was also really useful. The cottage is close enough to Dolgellau and beaches at Fairbourne and Barmouth. Special mention to Mike and Luned who made us feel really welcome during the stay. Look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2022

  • "I had a superb stay in this marvellous cottage."

    Everything worked; heating, hot water, shower, Sky TV, wi-fi etc and it was very comfortable. Only spent three days this time but wished I could've stayed longer as so much to see and explore in the surrounding area! Also, very good communication from the host and the neighbour A++

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2022

  • "Owners are very accommodating and the property is one of the best we have stayed at in the area."

    Lovely walks directly at the back of the property with stunning views. A generously sized Bike Storage shed is a bonus.

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great cottage in an ideal location for walking and mountain bike routes."

    Pictures don't do the place justice. Even has shed to keep mountain bikes and nice long garden with great views. Cottage was spotless and well maintained. Highly recommend and look forward to returning again in future.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely, well equipped cottage in great location."

    Just what we needed to wind down.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2022

  • "Amazing stay, everything has been thought of and the place is very comfortable."

    Would definitely look to staying again. Views are lovely from the rooms.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very difficult to add anything more to the excellent reviews already posted for the cottage."

    Owners were very helpful and friendly. Cottage is very clean and had everything we needed. Many excellent walks/hikes in the local area and beach an easy journey by car. If and when we return to Snowdonia, we will definitely plan to stay here again.

    Reviewed by Vincen5.0May 2021

  • "In a word - excellent."

    Well equipped and quality furnishing. Highly recommended. The only negative is the proximity of the road running past the property and the inevitable road noise, which some people may find obtrusive.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2021

  • "We spent a wonderful long weekend in this beautiful cottage."

    It is superbly located, close to Dolgellau, spotlessly clean and with great walks on the doorstep. The owners live next door and were really friendly and welcoming, and especially so, considering the constraints of adherence to COVID ‘rules’. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Les5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was welcoming and comfortable."

    The owners had left a little welcome pack which was appreciated. We had a lovely week at this property and would recommend it to friends and family. we hope to return to this property next year to explore the area when Covid 19 is less of an issue hopefully.

    Reviewed by Susanne4.7Sep 2020

  • "Excellent cottage friendly owners and on the whole it was a fantastic holiday ."

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Sep 2020

  • "This was our second time staying in the cottage, with all the problems we have right now everything was perfect in the cottage lovely and clean, and with a welcome gift waiting for us, cant fault the cottage and mike and luned the cottage owners are lovely caring people, always ready to help if you need it."

    They take the recent problems very seriously and make sure their guest are safe and comfortable. The area around birthdir is ideal for walkers and visiting all of north wales attractions very easy, we will be going back to complete more walks, visiting our favourite places and looking forward to fish&chip suppers from the cosy chippy in Dolgellau. Thanks again Mike & Luned see you next year.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage ideally located for the amazing forest, beaches and mountains nearby."

    Great for active families especially those that like walking and cycling/mountain biking with secure bike storage. Michael and Luned were really friendly and were able to help us with any queries about the local area, directions, tips on best routes etc. We were apprehensive about booking anything but we needn't have been- the cottage was spotless and all the Covid safe measures put in place meant we were reassured and able to relax and enjoy the break. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jenni5.0Aug 2020

  • "Just come back from this beautiful place."

    The cottage was perfectly located in easy drive to lots of places, also so many lovely walks in walking distance from cottage. The cottage its self was spotlessly clean and so beautifully decorated it had such a homely cottage feel. We had the best week here and would highly recommend to stop here. We had two children who loved it just as much and cant wait to return again.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Jul 2020

  • "Owners were fantastic, cottage and location superb"

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Feb 2020

  • "Perfect cottage couldn't fault a thing"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2019

  • "We had always had static caravan holidays for over 30 years, Having decided to try a holiday cottage this year we were completely surprised by the quality of the property and furnishings, what a wonderful job the owners had done it really was a home from home everything you could need was provided, the area is wonderfully laid back and peaceful, if you want a break from every day life come here and chill out."

    A big thank you to Mike and Luned they are on hand if you need anything but you wouldn’t know they live next door thanks again, we will be recommending your lovely cottage to all our friends and family.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a picaresque location."

    Cottage amenities were fantastic and the addition of a shed to store and lock our bikes was fantastic. The collection of leaflets and OS maps helped plan the week Will definitely be returning in the future

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2019

  • "It was lovely the cottage was beautiful clean spacious, flowers cake and ..."

    It was lovely the cottage was beautiful clean spacious, flowers cake and biscuits as welcome treat , the owners offered trip advice and were lovely and welcoming best holiday in a long time

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jul 2019

  • "We were both very pleased with the Cottage Llywn Celyn at Brithdir."

    The owners Mike & Luned were a very friendly couple who helped us with good guidance as far as best places to visit and general guidance on quickest routes etc, supplying maps and guide books as required. Their eye for detail within the Cottage was as you would wish in your own home. We would recommend others to book Llwyn Celyn and enjoy as we did.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2019

  • "A very comfortable and well appointed cottage."

    Very well placed for access to walks both in the south snowdonia mountains range and on sandy beaches . A great base Thanks for the welcome gifts and your attention to detail

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2019

  • "No, the cottage was superb, excellent location for exploring southern Snowdonia, and would highly recommend this cottage to anyone."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2019

  • "What a superb holiday cottage this was!"

    It was ultra clean and tidy and had everything on hand that you could possibly want while on holiday including off-road parking. The cottage afforded high quality furnishings, bed linen, towels etc which was very pleasing and a real bonus. The hosts, Luned & Mike, who lived close by, were lovely, helpful but unintrusive. A couple of days before we travelled we were given simple instructions on how to obtain house keys. On arrival we found fresh flowers and a card waiting to greet us together with tea, coffee, sugar, milk in fridge and a delicious locally baked Bara Brith fruit cake! The location was ideal for touring the surrounding area, was set in quiet countryside with a stream running through the garden and continuing across to the meadow opposite. The cottage had its own private garden which was great to sit in at the end of a busy day. There was a petrol station and a supermarket within a couple of miles and so all was convenient. I would have no concerns about highly recommending this cottage to anyone looking for a quiet, countryside setting but with everything on hand for exploring. Thank You and a big ‘Well done’ Luned & Mike, first class!!

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2019

  • "“Well located cosy cottage, close to great areas for Hiking, Mountain Biking and Birdwatching."

    Practical and functional with some nice extra touches including Sky and Bara Brith!”

    Reviewed by Steve5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was far beyond expectations." many extra touches......we were greeted with flowers ...and yummy Bara brith ....Welsh cake."luned.and Mike went the extra mile .....we were happy to see them. ...and they were completely unobtrusive. .....luned came round and bought my son and easter Egg. we stayed up to good Friday. was so peaceful...and beautiful surroundings. ...of sheep and greenery. .....Dolgellau is 3 miles away.....we had the pleasure of sky TV and also that had the movie channels.....the WiFi was great for my son ....a teenager ...that is never off his I pad. .this is the 4th cottage we have stayed in with sakes the past 2 years. ..and this one is the best . location. And very home from home......if you love snowdonia ....and fabulous walks ...scenery. top class accommodation. this. won't be disappointed. ..beryl Powell. ....and family birmingham

    Reviewed by Beryl5.0Apr 2019

  • "Quiet location."

    Comfortable and cosy for four people. Lovely welsh treats flowers and card on arrival. Comfy and clean bedding and towels. Kitchen well equipt. Not too far away from civilisation and pubs. Good bike storage and outdoor area when not raining! Thankyou

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Mar 2019

  • "Delightful area, cottage and owners (who were on-hand if necessary but absolutely unintrusive)."

    We would gladly return and would absolutely recommend others to experience it for themselves. Thanks for a fantastic break team.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Feb 2019

  • "Nothing at all - was a fabulous little cottage with absolutely everything that was required"

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Feb 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, beautiful location, with some amazing walks nearby."

    The cottage had everything you could need and more. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2018

  • "A beautiful well appointed and comfortable cottage A real home from home Great setting with good access to all routes"

    Reviewed by Miriam5.0Aug 2018

  • "Apart from being very clean and comfortable, it was the little touches that stood out for me like the extensive range of maps we could borrow and books about the local area."

    There was a Sky box with access to Sky Cinema which I thought was very thoughtful. We hardly saw the owners of the cottage who lived next door, but it was good to know they were there for any problems or queries we had.

    Reviewed by Johanna5.0Jul 2018

  • "This holiday cottage was perfect for us on this visit to North Wales."

    Not only was it located ideally to take advantage of all the numerous places worthy of interest, it was extremely well accommodated and to a very high standard. It was a joy to stay there. It was exceptional value and we have no doubt in highly recommend it and saying it was amazing lace to return to on a busy day. We thank the owner for allowing us to stay there. If we were to visit Snowdonia in future, it would be our first choice as a place to stay in again.

    Reviewed by William5.0Jul 2018

  • "Definitely one of the very best cottage holidays we've had over the past 25 years."

    Large roomed cottage spotlessly clean with new, high quality equipment, furniture and fittings. Superb location. Very friendly, thoughtful and helpful owners living next door, easy to talk to if you needed them. Nice garden with washing line and seating areas. Brand new games iand lots of books and maps about the locality and Snowdonia generally. Weather was fantastic too. We've spend many weeks in Wales over the decades and this was the first with wall-to-wall sunshine. Loved it all.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2018

  • "We enjoyed our stay it was a lovely cottage in a quiet area, very clean and comfortable and had everything we needed, the owners were very friendly too."

    We had fun exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2018

  • "What a lovely cottage to relax in & lovely owners too."

    The steepstairs May have been an issue if my children were any younger than they are currently. Overall a fabulous stay in a lovely area of the world. Thank you from the Rostron’s

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Mar 2018

  • "Very comfortable light cottage with fresh, modern, and tasteful furnishings and decor."

    All possible needs are met with a range of kitchen ware, cosy sitting room, comfortable beds etc. The hosts kindly provided a variety of delicious Welsh treats and beautiful flowers to welcome us after a long drive. They have really gone the extra mile to ensure their guests are happy and comfortable and while we felt they were there if we needed any help, at the same time they were completely non-intrusive. This is a very conveniently-located cottage near many outstanding walks and of course provides the extra bonus of being within easy reach of Dolgellau for shopping. Very peaceful and quiet with soft pretty views. We have visited this area of Snowdonia possibly a dozen times but this was for sure one of the very best cottages we have stayed. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Mar 2018

  • "A beautiful cosy cottage close to many activities and places of interest."

    Well maintained to a high standard and perfect for couples or families with older children. Loved our welcome gift of Welsh ‘treats’ on arrival too! We would have no hesitation in staying here again in the future.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • LPG central heating and electric fire
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine
  • Smart TV with Freeview and Sky, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Secure lockable bike storage and hard standing washing area
  • Large lawned garden to the side elevation with raised patio area with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and restaurant 3 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: Due to uneven levels and steps up to the garden and patio area, care should be taken and children should be supervised at all times
  • Note: Steep staircase and split level landing with two steps on landing outside both bedrooms
  • Please note: this property does not allow more than one short break per week
  • Please note: this property will only accept a maximum occupancy of 4, this includes infants.

The property

A well-appointed double fronted semi-detached cottage, located on the outskirts of the semi-rural hamlet of Brithdir, three miles from Dolgellau in the Snowdonia National Park.

Providing the perfect base for exploring the wild and rugged landscapes and stunning scenery of North Wales this cottage will suit couples and friends, a family, keen walkers, cyclists, mountain bikers and outdoor enthusiasts.

Llwyn Celyn is tastefully furnished throughout with quality oak furniture, lovely soft furnishings and fresh décor which all help to create a wonderful relaxing ambience and welcoming atmosphere from the moment you arrive.

The sitting room is cosy with two sumptuous sofas to relax into after a busy day out and about and the addition of a warming electric fire adds a warming glow on the cooler nights.

The kitchen is well-appointed and fully equipped and the dining area is a lovely place to enjoy a meal together or just sit and chat or play one of the many boxed games, great for a fun filled family evening.

Upstairs are two stylish bedrooms, both enjoying views extending towards open countryside and hillside scenery and the main bedroom boasts a king-size bed.

A modern bathroom completes this delightful cottage.

Outside, there is a great garden and patio area with furniture, enjoying the sun all day, sit and relax, with a glass of something on those balmy summer evenings after a day of activities.

There is also secure bike storage which is handy as there are so many cycle routes to explore, mountain bike tracks and trails and the renowned mountain bike centre at Coed-y-Brenin is just a short drive away.

The beautiful sandy beaches of Barmouth, Fairbourne and Aberdovey, as well as Harlech Castle, a World Heritage Site are easy to reach too.

Local shops, restaurants and pubs found at nearby Dolgellau and there are some fantastic walks from the doorstep with great access to Snowdonia which offers more wonderful walking opportunities.

A little further afield, why not visit Blaenau Ffestiniog, home to a host of adrenaline-fuelled activities at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Zip World Titan (the largest zip zone in Europe), Zip World Caverns and Bounce Below (deep mine zip wires and the largest underground system of trampolines in the world!) and for something a little less energetic, the well-known Ffestiniog narrow gauge steam railway will be loved by all.

This lovely cottage is an ideal retreat to be enjoyed all year round.

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About the location


Dolgellau 3 miles; Barmouth 11 miles; Aberdovey 20 miles.

Brithdir is a small rural hamlet near Dolgellau, surrounded by beautiful hills and mountains in the midst of the Snowdonia National Park. The small market town of Dolgellau is located between the imposing Cader Idris mountain range and the sea, making it a superb base for a holiday. This stunning region of Wales is perfect for the many outdoor pursuits on offer in Snowdonia, especially walking, climbing and mountain biking, or enjoying relaxing days out on the soft sandy beaches of Barmouth, Fairbourne and Aberdovey. The town itself offers a good selection of shops, pubs and places to eat, and there are excellent restaurants in many of the nearby coastal resorts. A location for quiet outdoor recreation with superb scenery, mountains, forests, waterfalls, castles and beaches all close to hand, but without the crowds!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas