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Groes Heol

Mallwyd, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 1040432)



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  • Sleeps 10

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "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 GregMay 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 HelenApr 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 VickyFeb 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 MarkNov 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 AnnaOct 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by RichardOct 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 JSep 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 BrettSep 2021

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    Reviewed by SeanAug 2021

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

    Reviewed by JohnJul 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 DavidJul 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 JayneJun 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 StephenMay 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 CarolineMay 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 AgneseApr 2021

  • "Stunning property"

    Reviewed by StephenApr 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 SamanthaSep 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 LorraineAug 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 BerylAug 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 AnthonyJul 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 NatashaJul 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...

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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
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