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Y Dowlod

Trawsfynydd near Llan Ffestiniog and Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 4119)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "Gwyneth & Rhys are lovely couple, so helpful."

    The cottage is so clean and comfortable

    Reviewed by AnyhonySep 2021

  • "The place itself was beutiful and well furnished."

    The location is stunningly beutiful with great views of the mountains and hills from the outside and a cozy inside. the owner greeted us as we parked up and was very helpful and when we entered the property had a lovely basket with some tea, welsh tea bread and even some milk. It was so cozy and warm and our stay was fantastic. If I had to say anything about an improvement then it would be driving back to the place in the dark it can be hard to see so maybe a sign or something might be helpful but thats nit picking. overall a great stay

    Reviewed by DanielSep 2021

  • "The owners very helpful and friendly."

    Ideal cottage for two - with high standard of decoration and everything you need. Weather was very hot during our stay and owners thoughtfully provided a fan. In a good location for exploring North Wales on both the north and west coasts.

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2021

  • "Perfect for young couples who want mountain biking at its best, with a very relaxing barn conversation to chill out it."

    Reviewed by ASep 2019

  • "What an amazing find."

    We booked at the last minute. Beautiful, peaceful location with breathtaking views. The owners were so friendly and helpful. Could not recommend it more.

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2019

  • "A lovely cottage, ideal for exploring Snowdonia and the Welsh coast."

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2019

  • "Beautiful place, really nice barn conversion, modern and comfortable, easy access to the bike trail network in the forest park."

    Reviewed by NickOct 2018

  • "Peaceful location and off-road parking adjacent to the cottage."

    All the facilities you may need and (unlike many cottages for two) plenty of space for shoes, bags and coats; plus laundry facilities (to share with other two properties) and secure storage for bikes.

    Reviewed by JanSep 2018

  • "Skykes cottage did exactly what it said on the tin."

    Rhys and Gwenith the owners of Y Dowlod were lovely, offering info on the local area, for the sights and activities. The accommodation they offer was beautiful, character and charm on the outside and tastefully modern on the inside. We could not ask for more.

    Reviewed by NicholasJun 2018

  • "Such a beautiful cottage, would definitely stay again."

    Reviewed by TiarnaApr 2018

  • "Lovely holiday cottage close to the mountain bike trails."

    Reviewed by NicoleNov 2017

  • "Quiet cottage by the Forest ."

    Great for mountain bikeing as you could ride from the property. The property was clean and had everything you needed for your stay . They also provided somewhere to lock your bikes. Would recommend .

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2017

  • "Lovely hosts Rhys and Gwyneth made us very welcome."

    they have done a wonderful job on converting the buildings without losing their character. very eco orientated for power and water which was good to see and interesting to read about.

    Reviewed by AlanSep 2017

  • "Beautiful accommodation."

    Picturesque surroundings. Owners very welcoming Hayloft was very clean and well equipped Everything we needed

    Reviewed by KayJul 2017

  • "Gorgeous property and a friendly welcome."

    Property had all of the facilities and amenities that we required. Had a great holiday there, shame it wasn't longer!

    Reviewed by ElizabethMar 2017

  • "Ideally situated to explore North Wales and for access to Trawsfynnd lake for fishing."

    Owners both very friendly and helpful. Property was spotlessly clean. Reason for stating would not book this property again is that we found the outside access steps quite steep and tricky, especially in wet weather and when carrying luggage up to the property. (We are both in our 70s )However WOULD book one of the two properties adjoining with accommodation on ground floor.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2016

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  • All first floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite (bath with shower over, basin & WC)
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, sitting area & dining area.
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, hob & grill, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine & dryer available (shared with cottage refs 4118 & 4120), flat screen TV with basic Sky, DVD player, WiFi, library of books & games
  • All fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair on request
  • Off road parking for several cars
  • Shared garden with patio area, furniture & BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shop & pub 4 miles.

The property

A first floor hayloft conversion completed to exacting standards and providing comfortable and spacious accommodation, ideal for a romantic getaway.

Y Dowlod boasts a wealth of exceptional features including original beams throughout, and an open plan living area.

The property is located in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.

Coed Y Brenin vistor and activity centre is only a few minutes' ride away, along with it's famous mountain bike trails.

Note: This property is adjacent to property refs 4118 and 4120, together they sleep 12.

Gelli Goch Cottages

Trawsfynydd 4 miles. Gelli Goch cottages are located just 4 miles from Trawsfynydd, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, in North Wales. Dating back over 200 years, and lovingly and meticulously converted from long standing farm buildings, these Snowdonia cottages offer fantastic accommodation in delightful surroundings, and are sure to impress visitors with their eco-friendly credentials. The underfloor heating systems of these Snowdonia cottages are powered by ground source heat pumps and they generate their own electricity through the use of photovoltaic roof tiles, producing enough energy to actually return a surplus to the National Grid. The owners of these Snowdonia cottages have succeeded in blending the existing character of the buildings with a number of impressive architectural features, and locally sourced materials have been used wherever possible. These Snowdonia cottages are perfectly located for accessing the Coed Y Brenin mountain biking centre, less than a mile away and there are a variety of adventure activities within easy reach. With ample space for relaxation, a convenient location for touring the area, peace and tranquillity in abundance, and a feeling of being 'in-touch' with the natural surroundings, these Snowdonia cottages will please even the most discerning of visitors. These properties can be booked together to accommodate larger groups.

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About the location


Porthmadog 12 miles; Dolgellau 13 miles; Harlech 14 miles.

This traditional Welsh village lies in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, and is surrounded by the Rhinog, Moelwyn and Arenig mountains. The impressive Trawsfynydd Lake, which is only a short walk from the village, is renowned for its fishing and offers a recently completed walking and cycling route around the entire lake. The village itself boasts a small variety of shops. This area is a mecca for outdoor activities including excellent water sports, climbing, walking, fishing, golf and mountain biking. The beautiful beaches at Black Rock Sands, Harlech and Barmouth are close by, as are the bustling towns of Dolgellau and Porthmadog. Visit castles, narrow gauge railways, slate and copper mines and the famous Portmeirion Italianate Village.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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