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Nant yr Esgair

(Ref. 1100514)

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


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely stay here, was so peaceful ."

    Beautiful views , perfect location , hot tub was amazing to relax in the evenings . Owners were very helpful . Came around with more logs when we ran out and Only £5 a bag . Place was beautiful inside with top quality furnishings , nothing was cheap in this property. My only thing I would say is be mindful of closing the bedroom door fully as my daughter got locked in . We climbed through the window to get her out. We let the owners know and it’s something they fix regularly and are aware of. Other than that I couldn’t fault it and would Definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Oct 2023

  • "Beautiful relaxing little hobbit house"

    Reviewed by Sammy5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely time,"

    Reviewed by Colette4.1Sep 2023

  • "Stunning. In a beautiful peaceful setting."

    Three of us went to celebrate a 50th birthday. We totally relaxed on the outside decking by watching and listening to nature all around us - sheep, pheasants and even a couple of Red Kites! The hot tub was amazing, especially at night. And the hosts were very helpful with setting it up. Hobbit hole so quirky and immaculate with plush soft furnishings and quality appliances. A lovely gesture was the welcome basket of Prosecco, crisps, waffles and a pint of fresh organic milk. Highly recommended. Can’t wait to return with hubby next time. Perfect. Diolch yn fawr iawn.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Such a brilliant place, felt very chilled out staying here."

    Loved sitting out in the hot tub taking in the scenery and wildlife whilst enjoying the peace. The hobbit hole was perfect, had everything we required and was a cosy place to stay. There was a surprising amount of activities nearby too, so a brilliant place to base yourself and venture out for the day.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2023

  • "We both absolutely loved our stay."

    It was so peaceful and quiet. The accommodation had everything we needed and more. Hosts were really attentive and helpful.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a TRULY AMAZING time in this gorgeous hobbit hole."

    Total isolation, can't even see the people in the other lodge unless you go to one edge of the hot tub haha. We were honestly sooooo relaxed. So sad for our amazing week to end. Unfortunately gandalf didn't come for a visit but we were visited by many sheep and lamb

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Jun 2023

  • "Cleaning could be more better and precise please check fitting of toilet seat ..."

    Cleaning could be more better and precise please check fitting of toilet seat The drive from the main road wasn’t mentioned from the road to the driveway could have been raked level The property was really good and quirky stunning views hot tub and outside seating very good

    Reviewed by Julie3.1May 2023

  • "Fantastic property making full use of the available views."

    Quiet and peaceful but near enough to several outdoor venues making it an ideal base for hill walking, but also plenty to do in the area for the less adventurous.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0May 2023

  • "We loved our stay here, it was perfect."

    The setting and the location was beautiful, will definitely be booking it again in the very near future!

    Reviewed by William5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely stay, absolutely fabulous setting."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely loved this place and had a fantastic holiday!"

    It was the perfect location for all the adventuring we wanted to do around Snowdonia and the local walks were so scenic too. The owners were so kind and we’re on hand for anything we needed. The hot tub is a nice touch and makes the experience of staying there even better! Could not recommend this holiday property enough - would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Feb 2023

  • "The place is amazing, the setting, the sheep and the landscape makes it a really special place."

    The hot tub is warmed with logs, which gives it character, but it does make heating it an ongoing endeavour in the winter. The local walks are lovely. The owners are very helpful and were always available to assist with anything we needed.

    Reviewed by Vera5.0Dec 2022

  • "Our stay at Nant yr Esgair was absolutely magical, we had an incredibly pleasant stay during the coldest week of the year."

    The facilities were excellent and provided a comfortable and romantic getaway in the heart of Wales.

    Reviewed by Samuel4.7Dec 2022

  • "We had a truly magical and memorable stay in such beautiful surroundings."

    The attention to detail and the customer service were second to none.

    Reviewed by Leeane5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful little home that my partner and I loved."

    A perfect little getaway.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful stay at Nant yr Esgair, so cosy!"

    Everything we could have needed for the duration of the stay. It was perfect!

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Nov 2022

  • "This property is truly unique and makes the most of the beautiful surroundings."

    The owners couldn’t do enough for us and the welcome gifts were very much appreciated. The space was large enough for a family of 4 and had been really thoughtfully furnished. The hot tub was a real treat and as it was wood burning, it was something we had to do purposefully which added to the overall experience of relaxation and immersion in the surroundings.

    Reviewed by Chloe5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing stay - the photos of the property do not even do it justice it’s that great, loved the attention to detail of the design of the place, adding speakers into the roof was ideal!"

    Lovely to be welcomed with a bottle of prosecco and all the essentials we needed Thanks again for a great stay - will be recommending to friends!

    Reviewed by Becky5.0Oct 2022

  • "Stayed with my daughter and young grandkids we had a wonderful stay despite the weather."

    Quirky little house which grandkids absolutely loved (us too!) Thankyou for all yr help with hot tub too. Enjoyed our little soak under the stars

    Reviewed by Nicola4.7Oct 2022

  • "Amazing place."

    Thanks for helping us with the hot tub. Feel so happy and relaxed after our stay here. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property, pictures do not do the property and surroundings justice."

    We visited for our youngest birthday weekend, it was a magical stay! Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Laila5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week at the hobbit house."

    It’s in a stunning location and is such a cosy place to stay. The owners were so friendly and accommodating and quick to help with anything we needed. We will definitely be visiting again

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Jul 2022

  • "Relaxing and peaceful stay at Nant yr Esgair."

    Everything was immaculate and well thought of. Owners are lovely and accommodating. Hope to return again for a break away from it all

    Reviewed by Lois5.0Jun 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, and would 100% revisit."

    The owners were very helpful.

    Reviewed by James4.7Jun 2022

  • "Honestly wish we could've stayed longer."

    It was perfect and my heart hurts a little no longer being there. If you want an escape from all the stress going on in the World - this is the place for you. I can safely say that I will 100% be returning.

    Reviewed by Georgia5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent luxury hobbit home!"

    Everything was spotlessly fresh and clean, kitchen is well-equipped, outdoor seating and hot tub is a great and the host was friendly and helpful. The immediate area is very beautiful and quiet, and Barmouth and Fairbourne nearby with trains to Harlech made for interesting days out. Two of us enjoyed a cosy and peaceful time away. Would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Grace5.0May 2022

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  • Single-storey
  • One king-size 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.

Surrounded by gorgeous vistas on the edges of Mallwyd near Dinas Mawddwy, North Wales, is this fabulous, detached, single-storey hut of Nant yr Esgair.

Enjoying a fairy-style layout, resting within a grassy mound, Nant yr Esgair also offers gorgeous open-plan accommodation, making for a lovely retreat for a couple or group of four.

Upon arrival, you'll be relieved to uncover three off-road parking spots as well as remote surroundings boasting a mixture of countryside and mountain scenery!

After taking in the sights, make your way inside to find an open-plan living space, where a corner sofa allows you to lounge in front of the Smart TV after a busy day; the sofa is positioned in front of the glass doors, so you can continue to savour the views from the comfort of the hut.

Progress to the kitchen, a compact but well-equipped space, where all you need to rustle up tasty meals can be found, including an electric cooker.

These meals can be tucked into at the breakfast bar or out in the private garden's sheltered decking; afterward, why not enjoy a soothing dip in the oak barrel hot tub?

When night falls, make your way to the welcoming King bedroom; the sitting area's sofa opens out to become a double sofa bed, for added flexibility.

In the morning, soak up in the contemporary shower room's walk-in cubicle before drying off with a toasty towel from the heated rail and venturing out to explore the area.

Choose Nant y Esgair for an idyllic getaway near Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1100513, 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


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 Eryri (Snowdonia0 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.

View more holiday cottages in Dinas Mawddwy

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