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Nant y Garnedd

(Ref. 1100513)

Mallwyd near Dinas Mawddwy, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No

Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely amazing holiday."

    We didn’t want to leave! The hobbit house was above and beyond what we expected. The interior was super clean, the exterior was mind blowing from seeing red kites circling, to sheep and lambs in the field saying hello, squirrels and an abundance of wild pheasants. Also Tornado jets going up the valley. The bed was so comfortable we slept for hours, sat on the sofa watching the wildlife and not forgetting the hot tub! 7* at night and sat in a hot bath watching the stars! We met the family who run it who were brilliant. They even brought my partners birthday present up to us delivered by Amazon! Can’t wait to come back for another amazing week. Thank you

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Mar 2024

  • "Unfortunately there was a strong smell of damp in the property."

    I would suggest a more comfortable sofa and maybe some soft lighting for the evening and maybe a rug in the lounge area, as the underfloor heating doesn't extend to that bit. The bathroom door was slightly warped and didn't close properly. The surround area is stunning.

    Reviewed by Victoria3.4Mar 2024

  • "Beautiful place, lovely views."

    We had an amazing time and we'll be definitely recommending the place to others. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Zuzanna5.0Feb 2024

  • "Really enjoyed our New Year stay at Nant y Garnedd."

    Once we had clarified the location with the owner, the sat nav took us straight to the front door. Our meetings with the owner were very pleasant and they helped us with the hot tub one afternoon and ensured it was ready for use when we arrived on arrival day. They also provided us with extra logs so we could enjoy it on our last full day. The property was very comfortable with modern facilities. The bed was out of this world comfortable and the underfloor heating made for pleasant steps out of the bed in the morning before donning our slippers. There was a smell of damp within the property, particularly around the fridge and there was a feeling of damp in the bathroom, which was noticeable underfoot and on the toilet cistern. We utilised scented candles to combat the smell as best we could, and tried to keep ventilation flowing throughout the property. The property was equipped with a dehumidifier which we kept on for the duration and the kitchen and bathroom both had extraction fans which we used when cooking and during/after showering to help. The hot tub was a nice little touch, especially being a wood burning hot tub. We did find however that we couldn't get it quite to temperature that we could fully enjoying, finding ourselves sitting around the stove side of the tub more often than not. However, it was deep into winter so understand the tub was working overtime. All in all we would definitely recommend the property to our friends and family who are after complete escapism, but if the damp issue could be worked on a little more this would get a 10/10.

    Reviewed by Mandy4.4Dec 2023

  • "Very comfortable and warm, we loved that we had an extra heater which really came in handy on those cold mornings!"

    Complete silence around us which we really needed, it was perfect! The hobbit hole was an amazing experience so thank you!

    Reviewed by Nichola5.0Nov 2023

  • "The cabin is absolutely gorgeous, I really enjoyed staying here The only suggestion I would make is maybe provide mood lighting as the lighting was a bit too bright, and a softer tone or the ability to control the brightness of the lighting would make the stay exceptional."

    Reviewed by Adebisi4.7Nov 2023

  • "What a beautiful and unique place to stay."

    We loved the property and it's quirkiness. It was beautiful and clean and comfortable. The welcome bottle of prosecco and crisps and treats was a lovely touch! It was a little smaller than we imagined but it was fine. It would have been good to have curtains on the living room for privacy and a coffee table. It was a little more remote than we had envisaged also but a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Irene4.7Oct 2023

  • "What a beautiful part of Wales."

    The 'hobbit' cottage was amazing and loved by ourselves and our two granddaughters age 9 and 12. So peaceful and the views were magnificent. The hot tub was used daily and very relaxing in such superb surroundings. Would love to go again sometime

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Aug 2023

  • "Love this place."

    Very private . Daily visits by sheep which is fun. Hosts are very friendly and very helpful. Hot tub was amazing. We did drive past because we came from the other direction . (What 3 words would have been handy.) The cooker and hob was easy to use. Plates and glass ect were high end items/brands , which is unusual for a holiday let . it made it all the more special. We had an amazing time. Definable recommend the Hobbit Hole for any special occasion or romantic get away.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Jun 2023

  • "Had a fantastic stay- Nice location in the Welsh mountains."

    Quite, peaceful and very relaxing. Lovely accommodation and great wood fired hot tub.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2023

  • "The whole experience was excellent, great accommodation, fantastic setting, pleasant hosts."

    All in all a great weeks holiday.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2023

  • "We loved our bank holiday weekend!"

    Such a lovely location, we relaxed in the hot tub and enjoyed a couple of relaxing evenings in the outdoor dining area and a lovely day exploring Portmerian. The hobbit house was very clean and comfortable. Hosts were incredibly helpful.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0May 2023

  • "We all had an amazing time at Nant y Garnedd especially our 2 little girls they had so much fun and didn’t want to come home and keep asking to go back which we plan on doing in the near future."

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Apr 2023

  • "Amazing property and such helpful owners."

    Everything was perfect.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Mar 2023

  • "Maybe more hooks in bathroom for extra towels as it was raining a lot and we ..."

    Maybe more hooks in bathroom for extra towels as it was raining a lot and we were running out of places to put outer wet towels after the hot tub

    Reviewed by Sheree4.7Mar 2023

  • "The property owners could not do enough for you always at the end of the ..."

    The property owners could not do enough for you always at the end of the telephone , post code takes you to the property and the scenery from the hobbit hut is very special , I would highly recommend this property it’s so well kitted out ,this was a Xmas present from my daughter and it was a special one

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Mar 2023

  • "It was absolutely amazing."

    Everything was perfect from the hot tub, the hut and the scenery. Couldn't of asked for a better weekend away, it was so relaxing and we can't wait to go back again.

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Jan 2023

  • "The property was as described on the website."

    It was very clean and tidy and is in a very peaceful area with great views. The owners were really friendly and helpful if you wanted help with anything. Would highly recommend a stay there if you want a quiet, relaxing break. Would love to stay there again sometime.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Dec 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week in a quiet, beautiful location."

    The property was well-maintained and tastefully appointed. It was too chilly for us to brave the hot tub, but I imagine it would be lovely when the weather is kinder. We loved watching the red kites flying across the valley.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely experience from start to finish - nothing was too much trouble for the owners!"

    Lovely welcome gift and couldn’t fault our short break -will definitely go again and will be happy to try other Sykes properties if they are all to this standard!

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property surrounded by the most beautiful views."

    Compact but well laid out! Great space for 2 adults with plenty outside space. Lots of extra details which make the stay perfect. Great place to visit for total relaxation. The only thing I would say is the fridge is quite small and could only fit a few days fresh food. This was not an issue for us as we were our daily and there are lovely places to eat 20 minutes away. Highly recommend for a different experience! 5/5

    Reviewed by Lee-ann5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic property and facilities."

    Brilliantly placed for peace and quiet with great views. Help on hand with more fire wood for the tub when required, very much appreciated. Postcode will take you right to the property, just ignore the yield road markings. It appears as a one way road but it isn’t.

    Reviewed by Connor5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great please - very remote, perfect place to switch off."

    Hosts couldn’t do enough for you & we’re always on hand when needed. Will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a lovely 5 days in Nant Y Garnedd, small but well equipped for two adults and a 10 year old, and spent some lovely days out in surrounding areas, beaches, lake."

    Absolutely amazing views!

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4May 2022

  • "Amazing location Truly stunning and the host honestly was so nice, friendly ..."

    Amazing location Truly stunning and the host honestly was so nice, friendly and accommodating Thank you so much for a perfect get away

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2022

  • "Great property & just as described."

    Lovely place for us to have stayed.

    Reviewed by Nicila5.0May 2022

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Summary

  • Single-storey
  • One King bedroom
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for wood-fired hot tub inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Private garden with gravelled area, patio, sheltered decking, furniture and wood-fired hot tub
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Petrol/Shop 3.1 miles, pub 3.1 miles
  • Note: While an initial pack of logs are provided for the hot tub, please purchase additional logs from the owner
  • Note: WiFi is intermittent due to the rural location of the property Note: The charging of electric cars is not permissible at the property
  • There is a charging point at a local garage

The property

Dinas Mawddwy 4.9 miles.

Nant y Garnedd is a marvellous, detached, single-storey hut settled near Mallwyd near Dinas Mawddwy, North Wales.

A fantastic base for a family of four or couples, Nant y Garnedd is a unique stay, owing to its fairy-style accommodation, remoteness and outstanding views of southern Eryri's (Snowdonia's) mountains.

After parking up in one of the three off-road spaces and soaking up the surroundings, progress inside to be greeted by an open-plan living space, where everything you need for your stay awaits.

Make your way over to the kitchen, where you can enjoy rustling up delicious dishes with the range of appliances available, to be enjoyed at the sleek breakfast bar.

Why not take dinner out to the private garden in the warmer months, where it can be savoured as an alfresco affair within the sheltered decking?

Afterward, continue to the sitting area, where you can enjoy a movie night on the Smart TV, before opening out the corner sofa into a sofa bed to catch your rest.

The hut is also home to a charming King bedroom, where you can admire the sights in the mornings before wandering over to the fabulously fitted shower room for an invigorating soak.

Completing this quirky hut's facilities is a luxurious, oak barrel hot tub, where you can savour a relaxing dip before or after a busy day of exploring Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park.

Whisk your loved ones away for an unforgettable stay at Nant y Garnedd.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1100514, together sleeping up to eight guests.

The Huts

The Huts consist of a quirky selection of two huts tucked away in grassy mounds, surrounded by breath-taking scenery on the outskirts of Mallwyd near Dinas Mawddwy, North Wales. This collection offers tastefully furnished open-plan accommodation, off-road parking and private outdoor spaces boasting sheltered decking with seating and a wood-fired, oak barrel hot tub, making it a wonderful base for small families of four or couples looking for something opulent yet unique for their North Wales getaway. The surroundings enjoy an idyllic brook running by, along with a range of peaks resting on the southern part of Snowdonia National Park; hikes can be enjoyed up the summit of Pen Llyn Coch-hwyad as well as along the Llyn Coch-hwyad waterfall walk. When you don't feel like cooking, head to Mallwyd to find The Brigands Inn, where hearty meals can be savoured alongside crisp, local ale; venture past the picturesque landmark of Pont Minllyn to Dinas Mawddwy, a town hosting more friendly pubs, including The Red Lion, along with the Camlan Garden Centre, where you can purchase high quality produce and essentials from the on-site farm shop. Venture to Dolgellau and spend the morning lazing on the plains of the town's parks, before enjoying a leisurely stroll along Afon Mawddach, hiking the Mawddach Trail to Fairbourne or exploring the ruins of Cymer Abbey in Llanelltyd. For some coastal fun, travel further afield to Aberdovey (Aberdyfi), where a charming beach and a local golf club are waiting to be uncovered; further along the coast you'll also be pleased to find the delights of Tywyn and Barmouth! A blissful stay for you and those who mean most awaits at The Huts.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location

DINAS MAWDDWY

Dolgellau 10 miles; Machynlleth 12 miles; Barmouth 18 miles.

An attractive, single-street village surrounded by beautiful countryside and overlooked by the wonderful Aran Mountains, in the southern part of Snowdonia National Park. There is a pub in the village and a number of others close by and the Meirion Woollen Mill stands on the banks of the River Dovey and is open to visitors. The delightful town of Dolgellau, which nestles beside the foothills of one of the most spectacular mountains in Wales, Cader Idris, is only 10 miles away and its 17th Century bridges, church and variety of pubs and eating houses create a pleasant atmosphere. This whole area is a paradise for walkers, climbers, birdwatchers and bikers amidst all of Eryri (Snowdonia) and the nearby Coed-y-Brenin Forest with its famous mountain bike trails. Discover the Mawddach Estuary, stunning sandy beaches, narrow gauge steam railways, golf, and a huge range of outdoor pursuits. A superb base for both coast and mountains all year round.

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Note: The charging of electric cars is not permissible at the property. There is a charging point at a local garage

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas