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Dolau

Rhoslefain near Tywyn, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 933788)

3.9

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/By the sea Seaside
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Dolau."

    On arrival there was cakes and dog treats left for us. The cottage was lovely and big, Everywhere was spotless and very tidy. We made 2 new friends in the field behind (geese). Beaches are easily accessable. We went to Tywyn, Fairbourne, Barmouth and Aberystwyth. The dogs really enjoyed the spacious garden. The double beds were really comfortable and your head sank into the pillows. Best nights sleep we have had. We hope to come back again.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2021

  • "Not recommended for disabled persons as furniture much too low needs legs to higher, even the dining room chairs are low down and difficult to get up from for anybody disabled."

    Finding the bungalow could be much clearer by stating that it is up a narrow path just wide enough for a small car (if the tall bushes could be cut back it would stop the car from getting scratch by branches) but all in all a good holiday.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2021

  • "Our week stay was nice the bungalow is lovely and has everything you need but I would say it could be cleaner as in the floor and level of dust."

    I have a toddler so had to clean the floor because our socks were dirty from only an hour in the property also I don't think under the sofas have been cleaned in a while as it's thick with dust. The rug by the fire smelt like wet dog so I folded it up and but it by the sofa. I'd get rid of it if I was you. The garden is lovely and a nice size. I did have to clean up 2 lots of dog poo unfortunately so maybe that should be checked before new tenants come in. Apart from that it was very homely and had everything we needed. Thank you

    Reviewed by EmilyAug 2021

  • "The bungalow was quite dark inside, and not as clean as the property I stayed in the previous week ( Morannedd, ) the bath was dirty - it hadn’t been cleaned."

    It rained a lot , so a decent clothes drier/rack would have been good. The one provided was small and inadequate. There were only 4 chairs in living room around table, yet bungalow slept 6. I did not enjoy being in the bungalow at all and we left early.

    Reviewed by RhianJul 2021

  • "On arrival there was milk in the fridge and cakes and dog treats, which were enjoyed by all."

    The accommodation had everything we could have wanted. There were some lovely walks from the accommodation and easy driving to the nearest village, so it was very secluded.It was amazing to see the weather change across the hills. Bear in mind that the phone signal is very intermittent in the accommodation, but that can be a plus!! We would definitely recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2021

  • "Lovely private spot set in stunning scenery close to beach and mountains."

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage ,very clean and organised."

    We loved staying there for 3days .amazing tour. Beach view ,hill view, and a village life totally worth staying.

    Reviewed by MahjabinSep 2020

  • "The house had everything that we needed to have a lovely holiday."

    Excellent kitchen. Only problem was with the washing machine but we figured out that if you pressed hard against the door it would begin the cycle. The location was fantastic. Beautiful views from the garden. Would definately recommend.

    Reviewed by YvonneAug 2020

  • "We loved staying at Dolau and the pictures don’t do it justice."

    . gardens are beautiful.. we were very lucky to have the hydrangeas in full bloom! We were very impressed with the cleanliness and preparation for Covid which made the stay easy and worry free. The cherry on the cake was the welcome gifts which were ideal for settling in after a long drive

    Reviewed by StuartAug 2020

  • "We loved Dolau, however our 3 kids hated the slow wifi and assumed that the world was ending."

    .. and the shower could do with being a little more efficient but other than that we had a great time and would go back again.

    Reviewed by ScottAug 2020

  • "Bungalow was clean, spacious and well laid out."

    Beds were very comfortable as were sofas in lounge. Lovely secluded spot with far reaching views of countryside. Both Tywyn and Aberdovey beaches are relatively close by (about 5 miles) and are sandy and clean. Lovely walks from doorstep, amongst others I particularly liked early morning walk down towards Tonfanau. I would recommend Dolau to anyone wanting to escape the fast pace of modern life in a beautiful part of the country.

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2020

  • "We ready enjoy are holiday and would love to go again I think the pictures ..."

    We ready enjoy are holiday and would love to go again I think the pictures don’t do it justice needs updating the bungalow was absolutely lovely

    Reviewed by HeatherMar 2020

  • "Beautifully furnished, well equipped , spacious and warm."

    Reviewed by HelenJan 2020

  • "Overall we enjoyed our stay here at Dolau."

    The bungalow was clean, comfortable and had all the mod cons necessary to make life easier. It was very quiet and easy to find and reading previous comments it seems like the owners have made big improvements as we did not have many of the problems raised. When we arrived there was no logs for the wood burner but after speaking to the owners this was promptly sorted out and they were very helpful so no complaints there. Only other negatives were the bath was very uncomfortable and the shower a bit 'weasy'. The parking area could do with more hardstanding as you got muddy feet walking to the car. It could do with some outside PIR lighting too as at night being away from any streetlights it was pitch black around the bungalow. And lastly, the electric towel rail in the bathroom could do with being taller and higher up. But we would recommend this place without a doubt and it was perfectly adequate for a 3 star rated let.

    Reviewed by PhillipNov 2019

  • "Some added touches since our last visit made a lot of difference, enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2019

  • "Dusty with cobwebs everywhere no iron furniture sagging and very uncomfortable bath mat too small washing machine didn’t work unless you lent on the door no bread board."

    Could be a lovely place to stay with a bit of TLC as the location is great.

    Reviewed by WendySep 2019

  • "The lady that helped us find our last minute break was great and took her time to help find the right place for us and our dog."

    The accomodation was in a lovely peaceful setting and having the garden was great with beautiful views. Had everything you needed and was clean however the cleaners could do with spending a bit of time sorting the cobwebs! Good break in a beautiful part of the world.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2019

  • "Dishwasher didn’t work , no information in welcome pack on WiFi and so payed for WiFi only to find a code days later under the machine."

    A simple paragraph in the welcome pack would have been helpful. The welcome pack was falling apart. The washing line was hanging in and needed repairing along with furniture and soft furnishings. We had a pleasant week as the bungalow was a base and the price was reasonable . But overall the place needs updating and a good clean I have never seen so many cobwebs inside a home that had just supposed to be cleaned.

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2019

  • "Some of the appliances did not work, TV not working when it rains"

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2019

  • "We enjoyed out stay at Dolau."

    The cottage is quiet and has a private garden, which we liked. The kitchen was well equipped and the rooms were nicely decorated and beds very comfortable. Some of our towels had a doggy smell, (even after we washed them!) which was a bit off-putting, and the dishwasher wasn't working but all in all, we had a great time. There were lots of sights to see and nice beaches and walks in the area. I enjoyed the Leather Workshop which was just down the lane round the corner from the cottage.

    Reviewed by NicolaJul 2019

  • "Overall the bungalow (not a cottage) was fine, the rooms were a good size and the kitchen was well equipped."

    It was detached, so this suited us very well, in a quiet location, great little garden overlooking the countryside. It is in a nice location with easy access to the attractions. It was great sitting outside to eat and to relax. The little sign on the grass verge was too small and not noticeable enough. The parking for 2 cars was a bit tight, as the lane was quite narrow. The hedges may need to be cut back a bit. There were a few issues; -There were no bin bags so this was highly inconvenient and we had to then try and purchase some. It was very inconvenient having to dispose of our rubbish and recycling ourselves, it would have been better if this could have been done by the cleaner after we had checked out. It was quite difficult to find the facilities to dispose of the rubbish and recycling, as we were not locals and did not really know where to go. - There were no tea towels, so it was difficult to dry the crockery and cutlery, had we known, we would have brought some. In addition to this, there was no draining rack, which meant when we washed up we had to dry plates etc as there was no where to stack them. -The bathroom door did not have a lock, which wasn't a great problem but the spring in the door handle had gone, so the door wouldn't close at all, so kept opening, which was annoying when we were using the bathroom, as we were not with family but with another couple (friends) -The water pressure in the shower was very low, so showering was not great. -We were not told until after we booked that the dogs could not be left in the bungalow un-supervised, this would have been helpful to have known before booking, so we could have made an informed decision. -The bungalow was quite dusty as well. -The lighting in the kitchen was too dark, the spot lights need to be brighter, as it was difficult in the evening when preparing food. -The mattress in the double room was too soft for me, but my husband liked it, -The iron leaked even when it wasn't on, the ironing board needs to have a new cover.

    Reviewed by QuyenApr 2019

  • "We had a really lovely relaxing break, the cottage had everything we needed it was like home from home."

    Only one thing that I think is needed was a lock on the bathroom door but other than that we will definitely be booking again many thanks the Davies xx

    Reviewed by GarethDec 2018

  • "On entering everything looked OK, then walked into the room."

    Ash was all over the hearth and fireplace not been cleaned, the glass top on the table not cleaned finger marks above and below the glass, shower screen not cleaned, the glass on the cooker hood the same, the filter of the cooker hood not been cleaned in ages. Dust on ornaments and television stand and various other surfaces, I don’t expect to walk into a place and have to start cleaning. Note in kitchen if you have a problem contact the cleaners they will respond within an hour phone number obliterated. Attention to detail by the cleaners is lacking. I have never been to any cottage before where there hasn’t been a pint of milk in the fridge or a spare toilet roll. In one bedroom no full length hanging space in the wardrobe all the space taken up by towels and bedlinen.

    Reviewed by MarilynOct 2018

  • "The lighting in the kitchen needs to be brighter."

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2018

  • "Had a fab time once again, looking forward to revisiting"

    Reviewed by MikeAug 2018

  • "The single beds in the cottage need new mattresses."

    One night our daughter had daughter had to sleep on the sofa because the bed was too uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2018

  • "Area is nice."

    Kitchen good, beds comfortable. However, tye advertised cottage does not match reality, let me give some examples: 1. Its not a cottage, its a pre-fab bungalow. 2. Upon arrival the fence leading to the property was damaged, blocking the only access in and out. Therefore me and my wife had to conduct repairs in a torrential thunderstorm simply to get in. 3. No DVD player, although advertises that there is one. 4. No door into kitchen meaning that we heard dog snoring all night. 5. No lock onto toilet door. 6. Rear Garden needs grass cut and tidy up to prevent bees / wasps entering property.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2018

  • "Wow what a gem of a place, the bungalow is absolutely lovely, such an ideal place to just chill and relax tucked away nicely in such a quiet area, we explored a lot of walks around the different areas and Tywyn beach was great for the dogs such a beautiful part of the country, you do need a car if your going to visit places, our dogs really enjoyed the freedom in the garden, would book this place again no problem at all."

    Reviewed by AllanMay 2018

  • "Was a fantastic setting in a lovely warm cosy bungalow."

    Just a shame the garden wasn’t fully enclosed as stated to let the dog have the free run. Had a super relaxing break and lovely walks. Can’t wait to return

    Reviewed by RebeccaMar 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, deceptively large, photos do not do it justice."

    Spotlessly clean, wonderful facilities, large secure garden which our dogs appreciated. Will be booking again for next year.

    Reviewed by PaulineMar 2018

  • "Fabulous bungalow everything you need for your stay."

    Area was lovely if you want to be in the middle of nowhere. Easy to access nearest town and shops. Only thing I will say with the bungalow, is the plumbing needs looking at. The bath took nearly all day to drain away water from a morning shower and the toilet only flushed properly once and then would take ages to refill. Also some of the bedroom lamps didn’t have light bulbs in them.

    Reviewed by MaggieFeb 2018

  • "Would consider booking this property but a few things would make me thing again."

    This is the second time I have been to it roughly at the same time of year as well. This year it rained a lot which did not spoil the holiday but made it very difficult to get to the car and not get covered in mud or slip over on the very narrow slate path.the concrete area needs to be made much bigger to park your car on and walk to the gate.The property is good value for money basic and does the job but could do with a little tlc.

    Reviewed by MarkNov 2017

  • "Lovely location."

    You do have to drive everywhere as in a hamlet with no facilities. But local shops just z couple miles away. As is the beaches. Lovely views of mountains and short drive to stunning view of sea.

    Reviewed by JoJun 2017

  • "It was a lovely bungalow."

    In a very nice area. The only criticism is the neighbours hedge along the drive needs cutting as it scratches the car

    Reviewed by LynetteOct 2016

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The property

A spacious and well-presented modern detached bungalow, tucked away in the heart of the pretty hamlet of Rhoslefain in the Snowdonia National Park.

Surrounded by gardens and with fantastic countryside on the doorstep, this cottage offers great accommodation for families and couples and is an ideal base for exploring this wonderful area.

The cottage has been tastefully decorated and comfortably furnished in a contemporary style throughout, with the sitting room boasting a warm and welcoming woodburning stove, a pleasant place for everyone to gather and sit around, chatting and relaxing after a busy day walking and exploring.

The kitchen with its quartz work surfaces and spotlighting is light, airy and well equipped and enjoys a lovely view out towards the open countryside beyond the front garden.

Three spacious bedrooms with comfy beds and a modern bathroom complete the accommodation.

The garden at the rear is enclosed and being south-facing enjoys the sun for most of the day, ideal for that morning coffee, relaxing brunch or dining alfresco in the evening.

The garden at the front has a patio area with table and chairs providing further outdoor space, ideal for the children to play or just sit and enjoy the views whilst enjoying a glass of your favourite tipple and a good book!

Dolau provides a perfect base with lots of walks from the cottage and just a few minutes’ drive away you can visit Bird’s Rock in the beautiful Dysynni Valley or Cader Idris.

There are miles of sweeping sandy beaches at Tywyn and Fairbourne, all just a short drive away, or explore the towns of Dolgellau, Barmouth and Aberdovey, all within easy reach.

If you enjoy cycling, the whole area boasts bike trails and mountain biking facilities, or enjoy horse riding on the beach at the nearby stables in Fairbourne, just 7 miles away, plus you have the stunning Snowdonia National Park to explore.

For more relaxed pursuits, how about a ride on the narrow gauge Talyllyn Railway up to the mystical Dolgoch Falls?

There is so much to see and do in the area, you’ll be planning your return before you’ve even left!

Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Electric storage and convector heaters and woodburner
  • Electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, slimline dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • All fuel, power and all fuel for woodburner inc. between October and March
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Front lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Enclosed rear lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Beach 1 mile
  • Note: Max 4 adults

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About the location

RHOSLEFAIN

Tywyn 5 miles; Aberdovey 9 miles.

The small village of Rhoslefain, stands on the edge of the Dysynni Valley, at the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park, an area renowned for its sea and mountain views. Only 9 miles away is the picturesque harbour village of Aberdovey, popular for its mild climate, sandy beaches, sailing and a championship 18-hole links golf course. Aberdovey is often referred to as an "artist's paradise" with its pastel coloured cottages, small shops, inns and excellent restaurants which specialise in local seafood. The village boasts some of the finest beaches in Britain, with four miles of golden sand-dune backed shoreline running north to Tywyn, a Victorian seaside town with a promenade, putting green, leisure centre, restaurants, cafes and fish and chip shops. The beaches are popular with sunbathers, swimmers, surfers and fishermen, while the estuary attracts a wide range of watersports enthusiasts. The peaks of the Cader Idris and Aran Fawddwy ranges are within easy reach and are complemented by the charm of the Dovey and Dysynni valleys nearby. An ideal area for walkers, climbers, beachcombers and wildlife watchers, this artists' paradise is a wonderful year-round coastal location.

Note: Max 4 adults

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