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Brithgwm Canol

Brithdir near Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia, LL40 2SA (Ref. 991591)

3.8

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Sauna Sauna
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • “We specifically asked questions, before departure, about the sofa bed and it's appropriateness for two adults sleeping on it for an entire week.”

    We were advised it was of good quality and so proceeded with the booking based on this advice. However we decided on day two that it was so uncomfortable, the mattress so thin, that we instead slept on the floor. The bed in the main bedroom felt so soft it was akin to a water bed so no proper respite here too. Sheets on both beds the wrong size. Kids beds perfect! Aside from the issues with the beds we loved this property but sadly.will not return unless both beds are replaced, sleep is a ...

    We were advised it was of good quality and so proceeded with the booking based on this advice. However we decided on day two that it was so uncomfortable, the mattress so thin, that we instead slept on the floor. The bed in the main bedroom felt so soft it was akin to a water bed so no proper respite here too. Sheets on both beds the wrong size. Kids beds perfect! Aside from the issues with the beds we loved this property but sadly.will not return unless both beds are replaced, sleep is a pretty important aspect of a holiday.

    - Ms Boffey, August 2021

The property

Brithgwm Canol is something special.

Tucked away down a secluded forestry road just outside the popular North Wales town of Dolgellau (4.2 miles) in the village of Brithdir is Brithgwm Canol. Nestled in several hundred acres of forest, this tranquil eco-friendly reverse-level barn conversion is ideal for a couple or small family looking to escape to an isolated and off-grid get away from everyday life. The property boasts magnificent views over the surrounding forest, woodlands and over to the sheep farms and mountains across the valley, while being conveniently located within the Snowdonia National Park. Stepping into the dwelling, climb the stairs up to the first floor where you will find a spacious open-plan living area, home to a kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area and complete with beautiful exposed stone walls and plenty of light coming through the Velux windows. Prepare your tasty meals in the kitchen area, here you will find a gas oven and hob the chef of the group will be proud to use, as well as a handy washing machine to freshen your clothes. Enjoy your meal as a group before unleashing your competitive side with a board game at the dinner table. From here, snuggle up with your loved ones with the woodburning stove ablaze, as you relax and unwind in front of the Smart TV. As the evening draws to a close, head back down to the sleeping quarters on the ground floor; the property offers a master bedroom with a plush double bed and characterful exposed stone walls, and a bunk room, perfect for the younger members of your group. The couch in the upstairs living area also contains a pull-out double bed should this be needed. Guests will also benefit from a ground-floor shower room where you can prepare for the day ahead, featuring a walk-in shower, a basin, a WC and a toasty heated towel rail. The outside space at this peaceful retreat is certain to entice you; you will find a trampoline and tree swing to keep your younger guests occupied as well as a barbecue and dining seating, perfect for al fresco dining in the summer evenings, and a delightful infra-red sauna. The real gemstone feature of this dwelling is the breath-taking location which can be seen from each window in the house and admired in full from outside. Outside the barn, a cascading stream from which the cottage draws its clean water provides a tranquil sound while the birds in the surrounding woodlands cheep away through the trees.

Take a stroll up the hill and enjoy a picnic in the forest while looking out over to the distant mountains, in a truly rural escape.

If you are lucky, you might even have the friendly local sheep and lambs visit you while you are there! If you don't fancy cooking, the nearby town of Dolgellau has a range of eateries for you to enjoy throughout your stay including the Cross Foxes Bar and Grill, offering breakfast lunch and dinner, the Michelin star rated Mawddach Restaurant a Welsh and Italian pizza restaurant or perhaps try Tafarn Y Gader for delicious tapas. For days out while at the property a scenic drive will take you to Cymer Abbey, the ruins of a medieval abbey, still standing with its sturdy and ancient arches. Explorers will enjoy a day at King Arthur's Labyrinth, underground caves and guided tours tying in history with adventure. Why not spend the day at Bala lake, a popular tourist destination and ideal location for trying your hand at kayaking, fresh water swimming and many other watersports while the surrounding lakeside makes for a peaceful walking and cycling route for all ages and abilities. This wonderful area of Wales is also home to Dolgoch Waterfall, which is another short but scenic drive from the property and offers a trio of cascading waters forming a delightful walking route through nature. Branching further afield, take a trip to Little Italy & Portmeirion for a fascinating day out in the colourful town, you won't believe you are still in Wales! This property is also perfect for hiking and outdoor enthusiasts with multiple famous walks (such as The Mary Jones Walk or The Cross Britain Way) passing the property driveway.

There is world class mountain biking at Coed Y Brenin (11 miles), climbing at Cader Idris (7 miles) and surfing at Barmouth beach (14 miles).

The spectacular Mach Loop is also a mere 5 miles away. For a relaxing holiday, away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life you in an idyllic countryside setting choose Brithgwm Canol.

Summary

  • Eco friendly off grid property, Reverse-level, Two bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor double, 1 x ground-floor bunk
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove and sofa bed
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge, washing machine, Smart TV, Netflix, selection of books and games
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Garden with patio, furniture, barbecue, trampoline, sauna and access to surrounding fields and woodland
  • Pet-friendly
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Given the secluded nature of the property there is limited phone reception, however WiFi & is available
  • Shop 3.2 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: Bunk room is only suitable for children
  • Note: Due to the sloping eaves in the living area, care must be taken

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About the location

DOLGELLAU

Fairbourne 8 miles; Barmouth 10 miles; Aberdovey 20 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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