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Fro Awel

Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1015470)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Shop less than 1 mile
  • Pub less than 1 mile


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5 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Roach

    “Really nice place with the added bonus of off road parking.”

    Nice large garden to the rear.

    Nice large garden to the rear.

    - Mr Roach, April 2021

The property

This charming, traditional, Welsh vernacular-style cottage is a Grade II listed, 18th century stone cottage with a fascinating history and plenty of stories to tell.

Lying at the foothills of the wonderous Cadair Idris Mountain and with views of its peak, Penygader, Fro Awel is ideal for a family or group wanting to explore the Snowdonia National Park.

Entering the property, you will find a sitting room with stunning feature solid oak beams and a huge bressumer over the woodburning stove, which fills the space with warmth, with plenty of seating to relax on as you enjoy flicking through your favourite shows on the Smart TV.

Prepare your delicious home-cooked meals in the fully fitted and well-equipped kitchen/diner, which sports a washer/dryer and dishwasher for your convenience, and enjoy eating as a group around the large dining table, enjoying good food and good conversation.

The charm of the cottage continues upstairs, with three charming bedrooms, complete with low beams and window seats.

Guests can choose from either the king-size, double or twin room, each boasting antique furnishings and storage for your belongings.

Relax at the end of the day with a soak in the traditional-style clawfoot tub or rejuvenate in the shower, while the marble-effect Victorian-style bathroom furniture blends seamlessly with the imposing beams.

Take a stroll outside to the enclosed rear garden,featuring a lawn area, stone patio and to add to the twinkle of the property's charm, there's also a rear barn which formerly housed a candle factory that supplied light to the miners of the Bontddu Gold Mine in the 1800s.

The River Arran flows right behind the property, adding a soothing backdrop of trickling water during a summer's day when you’re sat outside.

The cottage is in a prime location for those wanting to explore the Snowdonia National Park and surrounding area.

With plenty of shops, pubs, bars, and restaurants all within walking distance, guests at Fro Awel will be spoilt for choice and able to access all that Dolgellau has to offer.

Dolgellau boasts stunning scenery including Cadair Idris mountain, The Mawddach Trail and Coed-y-Brenin forest, offering keen ramblers and walkers an enticing amount of choice for exploration on foot.

Outdoor enthusiasts have mounds of activities to choose from, including exploring the Snowdonia mountains, or mountain biking at Afan Forest Park.

Alternatively, visit the sandy beaches at Barmouth, Aberdovey and Fairbourne for a fun filled day at the seaside.

Fro Awel is a charming and unique dwelling ready to host an unforgettable experience, set within the Snowdonia National Park.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, books, Smart TV with Blu-ray and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Dining booster seat (suitable for children who can sit up by themselves), travel cot and stairgate
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Garden with lawned area, patio and seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop within 0.1 miles, pub within 0.1 miles
  • Note: Due to the age of this property it has low ceilings and door frames throughout, please consider this when booking

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About the location


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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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