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Fro Awel

(Ref. 1015470)

Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (13)
  • lovely (10)
  • garden (9)
  • location (9)
  • good (8)
  • parking (8)

22 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful cottage in an excellent location very close to the town."

    Good facilities provided and a spacious garden with good parking. The only issue was the internet that was intermittent most of the time We had a great holiday with plenty of walking straight from the door. I would definitely recommend this cottage and will be booking again.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2023

  • "Great place to stay in a lovely, friendly village."

    Cottage was superb with a nice garden and facilities good. Village in a good spot for touring and walking and would definitely consider going back there.

    Reviewed by IanJun 2023

  • "A lovely property, beautiful garden, very useful shed and parking."

    Nice welcome pack of essentials, very comfortable beds, excellent shower and the best location. The only thing I would change is the railings at the front of the house - their position makes it very difficult to manoeuvre the cars into the space.

    Reviewed by DilysJun 2023

  • "A gem of a property, clean, comfortable & well maintained."

    It was so lovely after a hard walk in the beautiful Welsh mountains to come back and sit in the garden listening to the river. The local pubs are very friendly and the amenities are very good. We had a problem with the T.V but thanks to Gregg and Aimee it was sorted the same day. We hope to return Glenda

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2023

  • "Fro Awel is an extremely good property."

    Unusually, the reality exceeds the expectation created by the web site pictures!

    Reviewed by EdwardApr 2023

  • "Great cottage, very cosy and with everything you need."

    Parking is a huge plus, especially as the one way system would make parking difficult in other parts of the village. Cottage is central to all shops, pubs, bakery, butchers, supermarket and amazing play park. Beds very comfy

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2023

  • "The property is lovely."

    One of the best I’ve stayed in so much so I wanted to stay / book again for the same time next year but not for £2,000! shame really. But overall it has everything you need! So cosy. The welcome pack was lovely and the starter pack for the woodburner was fantastic!

    Reviewed by CathyDec 2022

  • "Love this cottage and its location."

    Would highly recommend to friends and can’t wait to rebook in the new year.

    Reviewed by LynetteDec 2022

  • "Fro Awel is a beautiful cottage in the heart of Dolgellau."

    The cottage is very clean, tidy & comfortable.The only drawback was that there was no line for hanging out the washing. Otherwise brilliant.

    Reviewed by MickJul 2022

  • "Great location for town , pretty and well fitted."

    Reviewed by KatrinaJul 2022

  • "This cottage is just perfect and has great parking which is fantastic."

    The location is great and the village has everything you need

    Reviewed by AmandaMay 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our week in Fro Awel."

    A beautifully renovated period cottage with everything you would need. Location is ideal with all amenities within walking distance. We would love to visit again in the Summer to enjoy the beautiful garden with the river running past. Diolch yn fawr

    Reviewed by SaraFeb 2022

  • "We were all thrilled with our stay at Fro Awel cottage, it couldn’t have been any better."

    Thank you so much for an enjoyable trip to bring in the New Year.

    Reviewed by GeorgieDec 2021

  • "Amazing cottage full of character."

    With plenty of everything you need for a lovely holiday. Also in a great location with off road parking.

    Reviewed by LynetteDec 2021

  • "This cottage was a change for us, we normally look for one in the middle of nowhere as my husband likes peace and quiet."

    I thought it might be nice for a change to be near shops pubs cafes etc but we were a bit disappointed when we first saw this lovely old stone cottage, right next door to an ugly 1960’s style sorting office. However it wasn’t too bad, bit of noise in the morning from all the vans and posties trolleys but otherwise quite quiet for a town centre property, and it was a lovely comfortable well equipped cottage with lots to do nearby ( if you like walking) and plenty of places to eat in the evening with a nice easy walk home afterwards

    Reviewed by JeanetteOct 2021

  • "Only general stuff like lubing door locks & hinges, plumbing taps need a bit of tightening you know, probably annual maintenance."

    Otherwise we had everything we needed plus useful supplies when we first arrived and very helpful owners. Kitchen was particularly very well facilitated. Location was superb, eveything within a few minutes walking distance. And on site parking!

    Reviewed by PeteSep 2021

  • "Lovely location and property has been furnished with care and created a cosy environment."

    Great base for exploring.

    Reviewed by AbigailAug 2021

  • "Really nice place with the added bonus of off road parking."

    Nice large garden to the rear.

    Reviewed by StevenApr 2021

  • "A gorgeous cottage with many original features including a magnificent fireplace with log burner."

    There is a small patio with good quality furniture at the bottom of the garden where you can drink your coffee and listen to the river. It's so relaxing. Very comfortable with everything you need for a family self catering including a good quality and well stocked kitchen. The shower is also lovely with really good water pressure and the heating is very efficient so the cottage gets really toasty throughout. Dolgellau is the perfect central base for a family break. There are walks directly from the cottage (turn left and head up the hill) but also amazing walks a 5 minute or so drive away 'Precipice Walk'. We cycled the flat Mawddach Trail into Barmouth, which was just under 10 miles each way and spent a lovely afternoon on the beach. (If you are a runner come and get your half marathon PB along the Mawddach Trail!). We also drove to Bala (about 25 minutes) and kayaked on the lake. Pubs were closed the week we went so can't recommend any good eating places but the fish and chips just across the road were pretty good. We definitely hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage close to the town centre, but lovely and quiet."

    Rooms were very clean and comfortable. Good facilities - shower, heating and log fire. The river flowing behind the garden gave it a lovely touch. Will definitely be coming back!

    Reviewed by JoannaNov 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage in a lovely little town with everything right on the doorstep and places to visit nearby."

    there are parking spaces for two cars. . spotlessly clean and extremely comfy, upstairs in the main room there is a large comfy bed.There was only the two of us so we didn't use the other two rooms the lounge is beautiful with log burner,tv,dvd etc. very relaxing. made good use of the outside seating area as we were blessed with fabulous weather all was lovely to sit and chill out listening to the river which runs right along the bottom. this is well fenced off so safe if you have children. kitchen was well equipped. Bathroom had good hot shower and deep bath. The only issue we had was that there was no way of ventilation upstairs in any room so it was were extremly hot and stuffy at night making it difficult to sleep. Th owner is aware of this and is looking at resolving the problem. apart from that everything was fine and if that issuie was resolved we would definitelty return

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2020

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Fro Awel."

    The house is spacious and well equipped. It is peaceful but close to the centre of the town. The garden is attractive and it is pleasant to sit by the river that runs by the end of the garden. The out-building is good for storing bicycles. Dolgellau is a fantastic base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2020

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  • 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

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.

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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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