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Groes Heol

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Mallwyd, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay Show on map


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  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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50 Customer Reviews

  • "Quiet & peaceful location."

    The cottage was well equipped & comfortable with plenty of room for a large family gathering. Ideal base for touring the area.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0May 2024

  • "Groes Heol exceeded expectations which were already high from the photos and reviews!"

    The property is perfect for a large family or group of friends. The scenery surrounding is breath-taking and the fact there were lambs pretty much in the garden was amazing! Naturally you need to respect their space so we didn't approach, but to sit and watch them was magical. The little lake is gorgeous and sitting and listening to the water was so relaxing. One of our party went out quietly one night and even spotted an Otter! The house itself is equipped with more than you could possible need for cooking, tv, games, everything! The prosecco, Welsh cakes, crisps, milk etc was a lovely unexpected touch! My only advice would be to take food with you or the lady that owns the property said you can arrange for a home delivery from asda as the nearest shop was 25 mins by car. Local pubs/restaurants were really nice but I would advise pre-booking as when we arrived no where was able to accommodate our party of 9 people when we called. So I would say call in the morning at the latest to book for the evening. We opted to book the day before to be safe. Nia, the owner is amazing and was so helpful with recommending places to try for dinner and was on hand if we needed anything. As the property is remote, it was nice to know she was available to ask questions as nothing is overly obvious. There is also a very handy folder in the house to tell you literally everything you need to know - definitely read this on arrival, there are lots of leaflets for attractions etc too. Thanks so much Nia. 12 out of 10 stay xxxx

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0May 2024

  • "Was an amazing place to stay."

    Really rural just so relaxing. Very comfortable. Loads of room for 10 people with 2 comfortable lounge's so can watch films in one room and others can relax and chat in the other. Pool and darts were a very good addition, contests were made cheating a possibility! Nia and James were brilliant with help when needed. Very clean inside and out. Will book again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2024

  • "We hada great stay and Nia Kept in contact which was reassuring."

    Plenty of room for the 9 of us.

    Reviewed by Terence3.8Jan 2024

  • "This is such a beautiful house in a wonderful location."

    We were only able to stay for the weekend but had such a great time, would love to go back longer next time and explore the beautiful surroundings. The host Nia, is fantastic, she kept in contact to make sure we were all okay and gave us everything we could have needed. Would very highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Elliot5.0Dec 2023

  • "We stayed at Groes Heol between 24-28th Nov 2023."

    There were three adult couples and two teenage children. The property is quite remote so lovely and quiet with only the sound of water the occasional sheep and lots of noisy pheasants :-). Its an ideal location for walking and other countryside pursuits. The property consists of an original cottage c15 century with 4 bedrooms and a large kitchen diner/lounge with a large table big enough for 10 and two large settees and chairs round a log burner. The 5th bedroom and very large snug is located in a converted barn accessible via a linked Games Room with pool table and dart board. Guests staying in the 5th bedroom can seem a little remote from the rest of the group but the large snug is capable of accommodating everyone and is equipped with a large Sky glass TV so great for watching films together or playing card games. The house is great for a stay for a large single family or several couples. We had to share a single bathroom in the house end although there is a shower room and wc on the ground floor near the front door but a bit cold and remote. Our hosts were great in keeping in touch and making sure we were OK and could find everything. Nia reminded us of the extra logs available for the log burners which we used during a really cold snap. The property is extremely well appointed with two large TVs and access to sky netflix and other streaming services. The two boys were also pleased with a playstation games console which they used during the evenings and we all had a pool tournament in the games room during our stay. Nia and James have also provided lots of information of local activities places to eat and where to buy provisions. There were a few small niggles which we have communicated to Nia & James but nothing to effect what was a relaxing and comfortable long weekend. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by John4.7Nov 2023

  • "We all had an amazing time at this property."

    We will Definitely be back. Xx

    Reviewed by Gillian4.4Nov 2023

  • "We would really recommend this property."

    Nia is very welcoming and you can contact her throughout your stay if you have any concerns. It’s a fantastic peaceful stay where you can enjoy the views and go on long walks. The property has everything that you would need for your stay and is located not far from small towns and beaches. This was our second stay and will definitely be recommending it friends and families.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2023

  • "We have just returned from a fantastic week in this lovely house."

    Groes Heol is well equipped and very comfortable. When we arrived the woodburners were lit and there was a fabulous basket of goodies for us. Such a lovely welcome from the owners. The pool table was a big hit with our children! The surrounding area is stunning. Perfect for lots of walks and bike rides. We loved it! Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage in beautiful surroundings, it was so peaceful and tranquil."

    Would highly recommend this cottage to stay in. We will be back

    Reviewed by Sunita5.0Sep 2023

  • "My sister and I have just returned with our 8 kids, after spending a week in Groes Heol."

    What a wonderful property in the most stunning surroundings. The house was perfect for 2 families with more than enough space to find a quiet spot if needed. Well maintained, clean, cosy and full of everything you could ever need! Nia our host checked in a couple of times which was lovely, knowing she was down the road if needed. They also left us a super little welcome hamper which was a lovely touch - thank you! We loved hanging out as a family in the kitchen and snug area, whilst watching kids play in the games room through the window off the kitchen. Kids loved the pool and the darts and simply playing in the grounds of the house. We took a walk past the lake and up the dirt track at the back, up the zig zag hill and then through the forest to find the lake at the top at the start of the holiday. We all loved it! Beautiful views. We also took a trip to zipworld forest and Barmouth beach. It’s a lovely location, and would highly recommend for a peaceful break. The property is about 3 miles from civilisation…..We had taken food with us and stocked up from local coops when we were out and about. Lots of special memories made. Thank you Nia and Jamie!

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2023

  • "Outstanding house Loads of room Great games room Recommend"

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at Groes Heol."

    The games room and fishing lake were very much appreciated and the house is great size to accomodate a big party easily without getting on top of eachother. Beautiful views and lovely walks from the doorstep!

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Jun 2023

  • "A characterful house with the most beautiful view."

    Perfect isolation and not a soul in sight! We caught fish (&threw them back!), saw lots of birds and lambs and walked in the hills. Lots of space for the 9 of us inside and out

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage with stunning surroundings cottage was immaculate on arrival with a thoughtful welcome basket, well equipped with everything we needed, the games room and ps4 was a definite hit with the teenagers in the evening , gardens well maintained with a fabulous fishing pond stocked with some decent size rainbow trout another bonus with the fishermen and women in the group!"

    ! We was very lucky with the gorgeous weather while there so visits to averdovey and Barmouth beach and fairbourne beach was within a 35 minute drive away all stunning places . SUP paddle boarding at Barmouth was great fun highly recommended! We had a fantastic week as a family would highly recommend this cottage thank you for wonderful stay x

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2023

  • "We were all so pleasantly surprised with how lovely the accommodation was."

    As a group of 9 there was plenty of space to interact as a group while also having space for solitude. Everything you need is supplied, wonderful welcome basket upon arrival, Great communication, nice bedding! The grounds are absolutely beautifully. If you like to run or walk you can set straight off right from the back garden. I enjoyed running right to the top of the hills to see the most magnificent views at sunrise. Our purpose of the stay was to trek Snowdon. While we did have to set off a little early to beat the crowds the drive was just over an hour from Groes Hell and wasn’t bad at all. It all worked out perfectly. Thank you Nia

    Reviewed by Cally5.0May 2023

  • "We stayed at the propriety for a 40th Birthday weekend."

    What can I say apart from the fact it was amazing. Communication from start to finish was outstanding, we felt really welcomed and nothing was too much hassle. Property was extremely clean and fully equipped, we had requested a high chair and stair gate which was left for us to use during the stay. In the past there has been a charge for the hire in previous properties The quality of the beds and bedding is 5/5 had the best night sleep I have had in quite sometime. We would not hesitate to return

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had an amazing weekend stay at Groes Heol."

    Lovely communication with the owners. The house is beautiful, comfortable, clean with plenty of space. Grounds are breathtaking. We wish to come again for longer stay.

    Reviewed by Alena5.0Mar 2023

  • "A beautiful house in a spectacular location."

    The owner was helpful and welcoming and made sure we could contact her if needed-also informing us about flexible arriving and leaving times. A pleasurable experience.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Jan 2023

  • "A great, spacious property which worked well with two families."

    Lots of lovely walks nearby and things for the children to do. We had a great stay and Nia was really helpful.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Dec 2022

  • "Owners were fantastic greeting us and telling us to contact them at any time nothing was too much trouble even though it was Christmas week."

    Fantastic property with everything you need and amazing views. The only thing that I would say is the one double bedroom has noisy pipes and every time some goes to the toilet that makes loud sounds waking who ever is in that room. Apart from that I really do think it was fantastic brilliant walks off the site with fantastic views and sheep that visited daily by climbing the wall but would soon climb back as soon as they saw someone. Would definitely come back and hope to see you all soon.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Dec 2022

  • "Nia was incredibly good at keeping in touch via text."

    She lit the fires ahead of our arrival and checked in to check we had arrived safely and if we needed anything. Perfect property for a family group . Well equipped. Would thoroughly recommend. Thank you

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Nov 2022

  • "Brilliant holiday cottage in the middle of nowhere."

    If you want a secluded break away from it all this is the place. Amazing.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Nov 2022

  • "Amazing property, beautifully designed and a delight to stay in."

    Perfect for 2 families of 5 - plenty of bathrooms and a big kitchen.

    Reviewed by Florence5.0Oct 2022

  • "Perfect place to relax ,we all enjoy it a lot,"

    Reviewed by Ioan5.0Sep 2022

  • "The perfect place to celebrate our wedding in Wales and enjoy a weeks break with family and friends!"

    We honestly couldn't have picked a more ideal holiday cottage. Nia was so accommodating and allowed us to send some balloons/banners ahead of our stay which she put up for us to add to the family celebration and upon arrival we were also greeted by a very generous hamper filled with necessities as well as bottles of bubbles which went down well for the occassion! A beautiful cottage set in an idyllic location, what more could you ask for?! Highly recommend! Thank you once again Nia :-) The Charman Family xx

    Reviewed by Stacy5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property was fantastic ,really well equipped and was in the most beautiful setting."

    The property owner was very good at communicating with us.The cottage was spacious with plenty of room for 10 adults and two dogs .We particularly loved the garden .

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had an amazing time at Groes Hoel."

    Superb accommodation. More than we could have wished for. Beautiful views, amazing garden, lake for fishing full of rainbow trout. Very quiet and peaceful. Great walks right outside the garden. And lots to do around. Owners very tentative and checking in which was lovely. Thank you. The Gulliver’s

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had an absolutely fabulous stay at Groes Heol."

    The location is stunning and the house and all amenties were first class. We had three generations and four birthdays to celebrate and could not have had a better time. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Greg5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely stay in May, ."

    ..noisy water pipes in 1 bedroom but owner explained reason....difficult to overcome. Plenty to do and see in surrounding area and even in house.

    Reviewed by Steve4.7May 2022

  • "Groes Heol was a beautiful cottage, really well equipped and in a lovely location, would thoroughly recommend it."

    The owner kept in contact to make sure everything was okay and the welcome goodies were a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Apr 2022

  • "Amazing holiday home."

    This was our first time at Groes Heol and we were booking again for next year before the end of our first full day. The location was perfect for us - it felt incredibly private, but not isolated. The light pollution outside at night is minimal, there were so many stars that we city dwellers don’t normally see. The facilities were just superb, not just the really obvious ones like the huge Sky Glass TV, the open fires and the games room, but all the little touches like a welcome basket of bread, butter, milk and wine, plenty of cleaning supplies including washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets, a double oven and grill, a microwave, and two fridges. The owners have really thought about lighting too, everywhere seemed really cozy. We’ve stayed in a few rented cottages over the years, and in a lot of places the equipment feels a lot like “here’s some stuff the owners don’t want at home any more”. This couldn’t be further from it. Everything was good quality, usable and well thought out. The only thing which wasn’t perfect for us was the bed on the 2nd floor was a little too soft and caused one couple in the party to keep rolling together in the night. Next year, they’ll choose another bed. Someone else might find it perfectly comfortable though. Finally, the owner was absolutely lovely. She messaged us to find out when we’d be arriving and had the fires lit ready for us, and was happy for us to get in touch with any questions. She made us feel really welcome, without being pushy or intrusive. Perfect.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Feb 2022

  • "Amazing cottage in a stunning location."

    Warm and cosy even in November when we visited. Plenty of fire wood provided so you can have a fire all evening every evening. We stayed for a week. Great facilities throughout, some of the showers could benefit from a water pump to improve the water pressure. The house is large and easily accommodated 5 adults and 3 children with ease. Nia is happy to help with anything you need. The wifi is great and smart tv's mean the kids can have their favourites to chill in the evening. The house was clean and the beds were lovely and comfortable. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic weekend away with a group of 3 families."

    All ages loved the property from 81 to 5. We will definitely return in the future. It’s a wonderful location and beautiful home. The owner was fantastic, so helpful and friendly. Can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Oct 2021

  • "Wonderful family stay in a very well equipped property."

    Excellent hosts and a glorious location close to many beauty spots.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Oct 2021

  • "Welcome pack was a lovely idea."

    Great place for a family get together. Nia’s suggestions for days out were very helpful.

    Reviewed by J5.0Sep 2021

  • "We stayed at Groes Heol for 4 nights in September 2021."

    There are so many positives about this place. The house is set in the most beautiful surroundings, it is nestled in a valley that is surrounded by lovely wooded mountains and lakes and streams. The wildlife in the area is great, we saw Red Kites, Buzzards, House Martins were nesting at the house, Pheasants etc. The accommodation is huge and so full of character. Everything was provided that we could think of needing and more besides. We walked in and found a lovely little hamper of Prosecco, Welsh cakes, toffee waffles, bread, butter and milk in the fridge. Nia who owns the house, was very helpful via text, she even informed me of the council doing some roadworks, thanks Nia. If you have kids or youre a big kid like me you will be well entertained with a great pool table, dart board, PlayStation, Netflix ,Sky tv or simply enjoying the huge surrounding gardens. This place is great for any body. We visited many towns and villages through North Wales and it was stunning, the drive from Dolgellau to Mallwyd is breathtaking. I have stayed in many lodges, but this place is the best by far. I wouldn't normally revisit a holiday destination, but i think i will be going back to Groes Heol. Thank you for a great holiday!

    Reviewed by Brett5.0Sep 2021

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    Reviewed by Sean5.0Aug 2021

  • "House was lovely and had all the facilities expected for this size of house including a very well equipped kitchen with a large cooking range."

    The pictures don't do it justice; it's bigger than I was expecting. We were there in a very hot week in July and there were quite a lot of flies as we had the doors open. We couldn't get a phone signal in the house but was ok outside. The internet in the house was very good - Wifi signal throughout and more than good enough to stream video. Tesco had no problem delivering our prebooked grocery orders. The house is about a mile off the main road on a steep single track road but not an issue. You can't see another house and we walked up the valley from the house without seeing anyone though we did see some badgers. The owners were lovely and the goody bag much appreciated. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2021

  • "Whilst the wifi is good there is no mobile phone signal so cannot order meals from local take aways."

    Reviewed by Hubert John4.4Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic place to stay, accommodation and surroundings are stunning."

    The house is very well equipped and spacious. Hosts are very helpful and accommodating. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Jun 2021

  • "Amazing location with very dramatic scenery, the house was just perfect plenty of space for large groups and had everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2021

  • "Oh my word!"

    WOW WOW WOW is all I can say about this beautiful cottage. From it’s enchanting position and idyllic location at the end of its own secluded drive to the gardens and grounds. You really do not need to get back in the car again to access stunning walks, breathtaking scenery then watching Swallows & House-martins dive bombing and swooping right outside your front door with Red Kites majestically soaring by on route to their next meal. It’s paradise.. Groes Heol even has its own resident otter which we watched for hours. Magical and priceless, and we have not even started on how wonderfully the cottage is equipped and furnished!! It’s tasteful and in keeping with the surroundings and style of the house, high end wood furniture, wood burners to die for and big comfy sofas again top quality and sumptuous cushions. Plentiful hot water and stunning kitchen equipped with everything you could ever need that was spotless and a real home from home. Modern chic bathrooms, crisp immaculate white bedding and towels, deep luxurious carpet in the bedrooms. This place is simply faultless. No mobile signal but the BT WiFi provided is strong and completely reliable wherever you are within the property and garden just to the front. Nia was an angel, discreetly checking in via text ensuring everything was perfect, upon arrival the fires were lit, and a yummy basket of Welsh treats left for us to devour with a gorgeous hot cuppa. Would I stay again.. you don’t need to even ask. If you are wanting peace, stunning countryside and high end feel in sublime luxury surroundings without any issues at all you found it.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0May 2021

  • "So happy with our one weeks stay!"

    The house is so Cosy and surrounded by so many nice country side walks. Close to great hikes as well. The house had everything thought of to have a comfortable stay and the hosts were very welcoming. Such a lovely place and with no surrounding neighbors apart from sheep and cows which is exactly what we were after! Lovely cottage!

    Reviewed by Agnese5.0Apr 2021

  • "Stunning property"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2021

  • "A wonderful stay!"

    Nia looked after us we’ll, provided a lot of information about places to visit around the area and was really responsive and helpful if we had any queries. The location is stunning and the house was comfortable and warm. Would definitely recommend and stay again!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a fantastic week at this beautiful cottage."

    The views all around are just breath taking and it's lovely and peaceful. There are two wood burners, one at each end of the house which makes it very cosy in the evenings. The kids loved the pool table. Plenty of outside space for the dogs to enjoy. We walked up the forest track from the house and there is a large lake at the top. We visited Barmouth a couple of times, long sandy beach with dog friendly areas. Water falls at Coed y Brenin are worth visiting with a 7.1km walk. Cader Idris mountain is close by with spectacular views. We managed to get a Tesco delivery, there is a large fridge freezer in the utility room and a built in fridge in the kitchen so plenty of space. Lovely welcome gifts that were very much appreciated. Thank you for having us.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Aug 2020

  • "Disappointed that the main shower didn’t work all week even though this was highlighted."

    We were unable to check in until 5.30 pm as the property needed to be deep cleaned however there was little evidence of this. The property was full of dust and was definitely not as clean as we had expected following a “deep clean”. The scenery and setting was lovely however it is really isolated with the closest beach and town 20 miles away and very little to do with children locally. The owner was very welcoming leaving very nice welcome gifts for us and the games room in the property kept both children and adults entertained. The social areas were plenty big enough to accommodate our party and although the weather we had wasn’t the best we enjoyed our stay thank you.

    Reviewed by Beryl3.1Aug 2020

  • "This is a beautifully quiet location with hills all around."

    We enjoyed walks up the forest tracks on the hill behind the house. A good big cooker and efficient dishwasher. Some table spoons would be useful. The bedrooms were comfy, if a little short on storage for clothes. The bathrooms are well fitted out though lacking in chairs or tables to put sponge bags etc, and the water pressure is a bit low in some of them for the showers to work really well. There is plenty of space around the house for kids to play outside; good for hide and seek. We enjoyed the barbecue. Inside there are two separate living rooms, one is part of the kitchen dining area, the other is at the other end of the house, beyond the games room, so adults can be noisy there after kids' bedtime. Very good wifi that seemed to work everywhere, and 2 huge TVs with a playstation and a sky box. We did not travel very far because the virus kept many attractions closed. The beach at Borth was great for smallish kids, as was the sculpture park below the dam at lake Vyronwy, and the chocolate "factory" at Corris. If only the narrow gauge railways had been open!

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Jul 2020

  • "The house is really lovely and a fabulous set up for a big family holiday."

    Special mention for Nia who was very responsive and provided excellent recommendations of things to do around the area. Thank you for making our holiday such a success!

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Jul 2020

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  • Split-level-accommodation
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double with en-suite bathroom with bath, basin and WC, 2 x double, 1 x twin
  • 2 x ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • First-floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Snug
  • Games room
  • Utility room
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stoves
  • Electric range cooker with electric hob, fridge, fridge freezer, dishwasher, microwave, pool table, dart board, TV with Sky, Play Station 4 and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, cot and stairgate available
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Sorry, no moking
  • Shop 3.9 miles; pub 4 miles
  • Note: In the garden you will find a gate leading out to a lake, children must be supervised at all times
  • Note: Steep open-tread staircase leading up to the second floor, please be cautious
  • Note: Check-in is 4:30pm
  • Note: No smoking at the property
  • Note: Their is now trout in the pond behind the house which guests are welcome to fish between mid March- November, but guests will have to supply their own tackle
  • Note: Poor phone signal at the property but very good WiFi signal

The property

Groes Heol is a striking converted farmhouse that can be found resting peacefully on the outskirts of Mallwyd village.

Set in rural Wales, this magnificent and spacious dwelling provides a fantastic setting for a family or group of ten looking to celebrate in the beautiful Welsh countryside.

As you approach the private driveway admire the fantastic views of the luscious green mountains that surround the property and make note of the handy outdoor storage area, where you can store all of your bikes.

Step into the warmth of the hallway where you can take off your coats, kick off your mud-splattered boots, before indulging in a refreshing wash in the well-thought-out shower room after a scenic hike through the countryside.

Grab some ingredients from the large fridge/freezer located in the delightful navy-blue utility room and make your way into the airy open-plan living space, home to a beautiful grey farmhouse kitchen boasting a magnificent range cooker and a dishwasher answering all your culinary needs.

Gather at the dining table acting as the social hub of the home, to feast upon a lovingly prepared meal and raise a glass to time well-spent with your loved ones.

Continue the evening with drinks in the sitting area, keeping nice and toasty from the warmth of the woodburning stove and enjoying conversations with friends whilst the children play happily in the games room.

Retreat to the snug to escape the excitement as you curl up into one of the traditional armchairs with an enthralling book, before joining the group in the magnificent living room with grand high ceilings and original exposed beams, to watch a captivating blockbuster movie on the flat-screen TV.

As you begin to feel yourself tire, pick yourself up off the plush sitting room sofa and wander up the staircase to find a spacious double bedroom with the benefit of an en-suite bathroom where you can lay your head to rest.

Guests will find a further three bedrooms on the first floor including two doubles and a twin, each boasting views of the magnificent rolling countyside as well as pretty oak furniture and crisp white bedding.

On the first floor you will also discover fabulous high ceilings, exposed beams and a steep open-tread staircase leading up to a second floor, home to a lovely king-size bedroom with calming grey hues and large Velux windows together creating a tranquil space where you can retire to at the end of an action-packed day.

Start your day off right with a rejuvenating shower in the first-floor bathroom, before enjoying a relaxing morning stroll through the garden and along the lake as you sip on a warm cup of tea.

Make the most of your time in the area with a scenic cycle along the mountains.

See the beautiful Pont Minllyn or spend a day in Snowdonia National Park enjoying a scenic hike with unrivalled landscapes, on an outdoor adventure with the children at Zip World or learning to catch a wave with Surf Snowdonia.

For the ultimate group getaway, be sure to stay at Groes Heol.

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About the location


Dolgellau 11 miles; Machynlleth 10 miles; Aberdovey 20 miles.

Mallwyd is a small rural village surrounded by beautiful countryside, in the breathtaking Dovey valley, which is overlooked by the wonderful Aran Mountains, in the southern part of Snowdonia National Park. The village boasts the renowned Brigands Inn, originally a 15th century coaching inn which today prides itself on its welcoming atmosphere and quality dining. There are three other pubs close by, and the Meirion Woollen Mill stands on the banks of the River Dovey and is open to visitors. The delightful market town of Dolgellau, which nestles beside the foothills of one of Wales' most spectacular mountains, Cader Idris, is only 11 miles away and its 17th Century bridges, church and variety of pubs and eating houses create a pleasant atmosphere. Aberdovey, a delightful seaside village with harbour and beautiful sandy beach is 20 miles and perfect for an exciting day out. This whole area is a paradise for walking, climbing, mountain biking and birdwatchers amidst all of Snowdonia including the nearby Coed-y-Brenin Forest with its famous mountain bike trails. Discover the beautiful Mawddach Estuary walks, miles of stunning sandy beaches, narrow gauge steam railways, golf, and a huge range of outdoor pursuits. A superb base for an all year round holiday amidst some of Britain’s most beautiful countryside.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas