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The Cottage

Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 971255)

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4.7

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities

19 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great stay at the cottage."

    A very clean and comfortable place with a lovely warm log burner, an ideal location too

    Reviewed by AlanDec 2021

  • "On the whole we enjoyed our stay here."

    The cottage is in the centre of Dolgellau and is quiet and cosy. We enjoyed our stay, despite the rain. There were 1 or 2 things that we weren't happy about. The main one being the beds. They were too soft. So much so, that when my husband turned over in his sleep the mattress moved so much I felt sea sick! My 2 x teenagers felt their mattresses were too soft as well. None of us slept well all week. However, some reviews say they found the beds very comfortable - so it is a personal choice, but take note they are very soft! Perhaps when the mattresses need changing maybe owners should think about a medium density one? There were only 4 knives and forks in the property! This was really annoying as we had to wash them up all the time, not just after every meal, but in between whilst prepping dinner, sandwiches etc. On a day to day basis, four people generally need more than 1 knife and fork each. The kitchen cupboards, particularly the drawers could do with a clean out. I decided not clean them myself but laid out what we needed for the week and didn't store the cutlery, plates, bowls away. The lounge was lovely and although we didn't use the fire, I would imagine it would be fantastic in the winter. The kitchen was well equipped and the shower had plenty of hot water. We were disappointed that there wasn't a 'Games Room' as advertised! We had been looking forward to a game of table tennis or pool which is what a games room is, isn't it?

    Reviewed by FionaAug 2021

  • "Stylish decor, fantastic location, ample space."

    Everything you need, plus great little yard for drying clothes. Unfortunately not a great shower (bath is good) and bathroom is very hard to air (window needs a lock so can be left ajar to release dampness). Beds wobbly, slats dropped out and mattresses not comfortable.

    Reviewed by SuzanneJul 2021

  • "Brilliant cottage and was very clean when we arrived."

    Only draw back was the shower. Not sure if it could be changed to a power shower and the bed was little uncomfortable other than that this was amazing cottage and definitely will be recommending. Thanks Jason and Lorraine.

    Reviewed by JasonOct 2020

  • "Everything was lovely."

    the walks was lovely

    Reviewed by VeronicaSep 2020

  • "A brilliant little cottage with everything you could want (could do with a new ..."

    A brilliant little cottage with everything you could want (could do with a new shower) but otherwise can’t fault the cottage

    Reviewed by AdamSep 2020

  • "Visited the property for a long weekend in August."

    The property was exactly as listed on the Sykes website and it was a pleasure to visit the area. All that you would require was at hand and it was a pleasure to stay in the Cottage.

    Reviewed by FraserAug 2020

  • "Great location and a cosy cottage."

    Reviewed by LauraJul 2020

  • "Nice cottage in good location."

    Lack of parking is not a real issue. A couple of negative issues - the double bed in the main bedroom was extremely uncomfortable and I think this needs changing. Carpet in hall / stairs has been worn by carpet moths. These issues would definitely put us off renting the property again.

    lm sorry you thought the bed were uncomfortable they are only 2 years old and as you know mattresses are down to individual taste . However as the cottage has been closed for 16 weeks due to covid 19 so the carpet issue was only brought to our attention recently, we have arranged for new carpet next week when we are there ourselves . Hope you still had a nice break it is a lovely cottage and area thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by AJul 2020

  • "The directions are not accurate."

    The hotel is called The Royal Ship not The Royal Sportsman. The cottage is in Wells St OFF Lombard St not IN Lombard St and it would have been helpful to indicate that Lombard St runs alongside the restaurant called Y Sospan. We arrived after dark and it was very difficult to find the cottage from the directions we were given.

    Thanks you for your feedback. I am sorry that you had difficulties finding the property. The owner has said she would have been happy to help you if you had called her on the numbers we provided. We've not had issues with someone finding the property before but have now amended the directions to make sure these are clear. We hope you still enjoyed your stay otherwise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaryMar 2020

  • "A beautiful home, decorated beautifully for Christmas."

    A great spot to explore the area. Would recommend and would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by MarieDec 2019

  • "Amazing..."

    .. beautiful cottage, clean

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2019

  • "The toilet in the property did not flush very well."

    Otherwise, very nice.

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2019

  • "Cottage was excellent."

    Only issue which is a minor one was we didn’t have information for bin collection days as I think the previous occupants also didn’t have as recycling bin was full on arrive so we weren’t able to split our rubbish so it all had to go in non recycling bin.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2019

  • "Beautiful little cottage in a lovely part of the town."

    Interior was really nice and we’d definitely return again for another break in Dolgellau

    Reviewed by JonathanJul 2019

  • "Great cottage and superb real fireplace."

    Only area for improvement is the shower, it was hot but with a moderate to weak flow - needed a better pump

    Thank you for your feedback. The owner advise that due to the rural location of the property the water pressure is very low and this unfortunately has an effect on the shower and toilet in the bathroom. The owners have looked into upgrading this but it is not something that can be rectified by them as it goes back to the water intake at the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by NickMay 2019

  • "Charming character cottage ."

    Immaculately clean and very well equipped For a self catering holiday .

    Reviewed by KarenMar 2019

  • "We had a super time in the cottage and a wonderful time exploring Snowdonia."

    Reviewed by DarrenAug 2018

  • "Of course the sunny weather and the musical weekend."

    Reviewed by KittyJul 2018

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area with woodburner.
  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, under counter fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate available on request
  • Parking in public car park 5 minute walk away in the town center
  • On road parking available on Cader Road, 400 yard walk
  • Enclosed gravelled courtyard with patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: The stairs to the bedrooms are steep, children must be supervised.

The property

Resting in the centre of Dolgellau, this characterful cottage is a cosy little escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Couples can turn this adventure into a romantic break, or a peaceful holiday can be spent together with the family.

The exterior sets the feel of the retreat upon arrival, and the same sense of old world charm continues through to the inside.

Many nights will be spent snuggled up in the lounge, with exposed beams, stonework and elevated by a woodburner, which is tucked into an inglenook fireplace.

The dining table has seating for four people, located close to the kitchen.

Stairs lead up to the two bedrooms; a double and a twin, beautifully finished and complimented by A-frame beams, and 1800's slate seating.

Both are laced with a rustic, enchanting effect that continues across the landing to the other side, making this whole floor a traditional haven.

Many outdoor pursuits are on offer in Snowdonia with relaxing days out on the soft sandy beaches of Barmouth, Fairbourne and Aberdovey a must.

The town is a designated 'cycle break centre' boasting cycle routes all around the area.

A compilation of scenery, mountains, forests, waterfalls, castles and beaches make this an excellent choice for a well-rounded holiday experience.

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About the location

DOLGELLAU

Fairbourne 10 miles; Barmouth 20 miles; Aberdovey 10 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
  • Last minute
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