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Cae Lleci

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Llanfachreth near Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "What an amazing place, we’re already looking to rebook for next year !"

    The house is immaculate and couldn’t have asked for a more cosy and spacious place to base ourselves for the week. Idyllic!

    Thank you for your great feedback. You were the first guests to experience the glass pod overlooking the river so we hope you enjoyed it! We look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0May 2024

  • "Beautiful location."

    Excellent outside space and stunning countryside for walks nearby. We loved the hot tub. The welcome box of provisions was very generous, and kitchen well equipped. Great property for a peaceful countryside break.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. Really glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2024

  • "This cottage was perfect for 7 adults."

    There was plenty of room for everyone. The views were amazing - a really peaceful retreat.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We have added a 10 person pod now so one can eat and relax overlooking the river no matter what the weather is. We have also added a 6 seater covered wheel bench higher up the site so you can see the views across the valley to Cader Idris. We hope to welcome you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2024

  • "This is a fantastic property."

    Very well equipped and most of all it’s in the most stunning location. The river running past and the sheep all around are beautiful.

    Thank you for your lovely review we are glad you enjoyed your time there. The location lets one relax and take time out from everyday life. We are installing an outdoor pod in late April so guests can sit out enjoying the view no matter the weather. We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tom4.7Apr 2024

  • "Lovely property."

    The outside area was beautiful. We had to give the hot tub a clean as when the jets had been on for a few mins the first time there was a good amount of scum possibly it hadn’t been used for a while. It’s states the property is pet friendly however in the written rules pets are only allowed in the kitchen and a hefty fine would be issued if any trace was left anywhere else in the house. All in all we had a lovely stay taking advantage of the family games available.

    Thank you for your comments. However your comments regarding the hot tub are somewhat strange. At the end of a guests's stay the hot tub is emptied fully, checked for damage, and the filters cleaner and rinsed or replaced if required. The tub is then completely cleaned including jets, sterilised and then filled with clean water. So the arriving guests do not have to wait for the water to warm up the engineers use a preheater for the water which means the guests can use the tub as soon as they arrive. Without any exceptions whatsoever this is done at the end of each Guest stay. We do not simply recirculate the water ever.. Regarding pets, we have a full menagerie of our own so know visitors regard their pets as family.However some guests can be allergic to animals so we respectfully ask that pets are restricted to the kitchen which has a tiled floor. If guests allow their pets elsewhere we have to undertake a full strip down of the property which means we are charged for that by the firm that handles the changeovers. We hope that did not spoil your stay and look forward to the possibility of seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.4Mar 2024

  • "We did find a couple of dead rats outside during our stay which we disposed of."

    Absolutely lovely cottage with fantastic facilities, would really benefit from some sheltered outdoor seating for the winter months as it’s lovely outside in all weathers! Slightly disappointed to find out after booking that dogs must remain in the kitchen as I know mine would have loved to enjoy the fire of an evening! Completely understand but I think should be pointed out in the listing, there isn’t much space in the kitchen for dogs beds as well as boots etc.

    Hi I am glad you loved the house. I will look into some suitable shelters for the outside.Under the house information we do ask dogs are kept in the kitchen as that is a tiled floor and easy to clean. Also sometimes dogs can leave an odour after being in the rain and it is difficult to remove that odour prior to the next guests arriving. Thanks for your feedback and we look forward to you staying again. we are pleased to say a 10 person pod is being installed overlooking the river so guests can take advantage of the beautiful grounds no matter the weather! Also a 6 seater wheel seat is being installed higher up behind the property so guests can sit and see the views across the valley to Cade Idris. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carly4.7Dec 2023

  • "Our second visit this year and it was lovely, even though it was wet all week - very different to our sunny week in June."

    The creek was spectacular as the water rose, thundering past, and the views just as stunning. The garden and terraces are so well maintained, adding to the beautiful surroundings. Looking forward to staying again next year.

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments it is very much appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again. Many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have been using Sykes for a number of years and have always found the properties very good."

    Cae Lleci is a lovely property set in a beautiful area of Wales. The garden with river running through was lovely as were the walks surrounding it. The house was very clean and comfortable The table football was a bonus with the three boys. Maybe a few more table games would be good. An excellent property. Neil.

    Thank you for your great feedback. Glad the boys liked the football table. I will see what other games are available. We hope to see you all again. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2023

  • "We all had a brilliant holiday with good weather, the house was so secluded & peacefull with the patio by the stream allowing us to have meals outside using the pizza oven."

    The cottage was comfortable & well equipped with lovely views towards cader idris & the surrounding countryside with the pretty stream running through next to the house. We only had one problem when whoever cut the grass allowed their dog to upend the bins & spread the waste everywhere & throw an empty drinks can down by the gate, no idea where the chicken carcass went!

    Thank you for your feedback. I have passed your comments onto the gardener although not sure whether they have a dog. It may have been a fox in that case. Thanks for letting us know and I hope it did not spoil your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2023

  • "It was very clean and well presented warm comfortable house."

    Beautiful location and stunning scenery. Gardens are lovely with stream running by. Would definitely go back. Lots to do in north wales too. Walks from the door

    Thank you for your kind review.We hope you visit with us again. It has been a pleasure . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2023

  • "Wonderful property in a beautiful position."

    This has been the ninth time that we have stayed at Cae Lleci and we have enjoyed every one. The improvements made have been worthwhile though we would have still holidayed there had it been as it formerly was. I would suggest that a possible addition to the kitchen equipment would be a steamer.

    Hi thanks for your feedback. I will make sure one is there for your next visit. I look forward to you visiting us again. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2023

  • "Brilliant!, house is fantastic."

    Second time we have stayed. Location brilliant. Quality brilliant. Not a bad word for it. Really enjoyed ourselves. Thank you!

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. It is really encouraging to hear you had a great stay at Caelleci. I hope your pet enjoyed the dog welcome packs as well! We hope to see you again as you are most welcome. If you think anything could make your stay even more enjoyable please let us know. Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a superb place."

    Everything you could wish for was provided, to the smallest details. The owners had gone above and beyond to provide just that little extra to make a memorable stay. Of course the location alone was what made it, just breathtaking and away from all the stresses of life. A wonderful stay and we'll be back.

    Thank you for your lovely comments. We look forward to you visiting again.Best wishes for 2023! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Superb property - exactly as promised."

    Beautiful house in a stunning setting. Definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your great comments. As you stayed over the Christmas period I wish we could have arranged snow to make it a real fairytale setting! Glad you have a relaxing break and look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2022

  • "Loved the location."

    The property was well equipped with most things you could possibly need. The only thing missing was a lobby area for hanging wet coats and boots/ shoes etc. However. I would definitely visit Cae Leici again.

    Thanks for the feedback. I have noted your comments and am fitting a set of coat pegs in the kitchen near the bread oven door to hang coats. I look forward to you staying at Caelleci again you are most welcome Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Oct 2022

  • "So peaceful ,lovely surroundings and listening to the stream , if you want a chill out holiday highly recommended."

    Thank you for your lovely review. You are most welcome to stay with us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent property with all the amenities and more."

    Good location with stunning surroundings. Highly recommended for a quiet, comfortable, countryside holiday.

    Thank you for your lovely review. I really hope you had a relaxing stay and enjoyed relaxing over the river, my favourite place! I hope we see you again. best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Parmjit5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning, perfect for all families."

    This house is set into some beautiful scenery and countryside, the house is perfect everything you need. The river in the garden is a massive bonus. The owner contacted us ahead of our visit, to explain the house had been renovated, it was absolutely faultless. We loved every minute and will be returning. Easy access to nearby paces to explore, Snowdon Summit, Portmeirion, Bala, Barmouth, Harlech and Zip world were a few of the places we visited.

    Thank you for the great feedback. I am really pleased you had a good holiday and enjoyed your stay. I look forward to welcoming you and your family again. Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzie5.0May 2022

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin with TV and en-suite basin and WC, 1 x twin with TV, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, wall mounted hair dryer and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Hot tub.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Sky Q, 3 x TV's with Sky Q, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Shop 4.8 miles, pub 5.1 miles
  • Note: Due to an unfenced stream and rocky outcrops in the garden, this property may not be suitable for toddlers or guests with limited mobility
  • Note: Check-in is from 4:30pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: dogs must remain in the kitchen
  • Note: Any household waste must be bagged and put in appropriate general, recycling or food waste bins ready for refuse collection

The property

Dolgellau 5.1 miles.

Tucked away on the outskirts of Llanfachreth, a stone's throw from Dolgellau, rests this striking stone-built cottage, Cae Llechi, dating back over 400 years.

Enveloped in scenic countryside and perfectly positioned to explore both the coast and country of North Wales, Cae Llechi offers an idyllic base for your next group celebration.

Follow the rural track road through the picturesque fields surrounding this lovely dwelling, leading you to a spacious gravelled driveway nestled at the foot of the property, making loading an easy task, and step through the well-maintained gardens and over the threshold into your delightful home-from-home.

Be charmed by the rustic sitting room, boasting remarkable original character, decorated with exposed stonework, wooden beams and a warming woodburning stove, inviting you to kick off your shoes and settle down for a moment of peace after an action-packed day.

The designated chef will be delighted by the amply-equipped kitchen tucked away at the rear of the property, fit with all of the modern amenities necessary to prepare a hearty meal for the group, gathering your loved ones around the table in the neighbouring dining room to indulge as you enjoy some long overdue quality time together.

In the early evening, step outside for a leisurely seat on the patio, encompassed by the stunning greenery of the surrounding countryside, providing a tranquil setting to toast a glass of fizz to an unforgettable holiday.

As the day draws to a close, climb the stairs where you'll find four thoughtfully laid-out bedrooms, a double and two twins, all benefiting from their own television, so you can snuggle up under the covers and drift off to the sound of your favourite show, alongside a snug single room, offering an intimate escape from the excitement.

Prepare for a new day with a luxurious soak in the contemporary family bathroom, or if you'd prefer, kickstart you day with an invigorating rinse making use of the overhead shower.

Get better acquainted with your surroundings and head out on foot to explore, with a host of walking opportunities available from your doorstep; join the Precipice Walk, passing through scenic woodland, meadows and farmland, boasting picturesque views across the Mawddach Estuary, or follow the cycling trails through Coed-y-Brenin.

After working up an appetite, visit the nearby market town of Dolgellau, home to a fabulous selection of eateries to suit a variety of tastes, or if you'd prefer, pick up some last-minute essentials from the towns well-stocked convenience store to prepare some tasty treats in the comfort of your holiday home.

Venture further afield and spend a fun-filled day at the beach in the seaside resort of Barmouth, decorated with beautiful golden sand, perfect for basking in the sun or tackling the waves with a swim in the waters of Cardigan Bay.

Add a touch of luxury to your staycation and board an elegant motor yacht and sail towards St. Patrick’s causeway, keeping your eyes peeled for dolphins en route.

Treat your loved ones to a rural retreat to North Wales with a stay at Cae Llechi.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £550.

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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