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2 Stable Cottage

Dinas Mawddwy, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 955108)

3.6

Good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Enjoyed our stay surrounded by beautiful country side, with walks from the doorstep."

    The owners have left their phone number in the cottage which was handy as we had problems with the shower, owner arrived in couple of hours and fixed it. All in all a very enjoyable stay with fantastic weather! I would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by JaniceJun 2022

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Beautiful surroundings. Had a lovely time. Would recommend to anyone. Thank you

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2021

  • "The cottage is in a nice location and well connected to road infrastructure to explore the Welsh countryside."

    However, the property itself is in need of some TLC and a better cleaning regime. There were cobwebs throughout and flies that remained for the whole week. The cutlery needs to be replaced and more equipment in the kitchen needed to facilitate preparation of food. Whilst a dishwasher could be considered a luxury, it would be nice if a dishwasher could be provided particularly as there is space in the kitchen and would increase confidence from a COVID perspective. It is disappointing that wifi is not included in the price of the property and you are faced with an additional cost on arrival. People should be aware that there is very limited phone signal. (Which may or may not be an issue for some!) It is strange that scaffolding poles and a ladder are left in the garden which I could see being an issue for families with young children. There are no wardrobes for hanging clothes which is quite bizarre, only drawers. Overall, a well located property to explore mid and north Wales, however, the property would benefit from some further investment to make it more comfortable and enjoyable for people on holiday. In addition, a more rigorous cleaning regime is required between stays.

    Reviewed by OliverSep 2021

  • "The Stables where we have just stayed."

    (No wifi). The owner came to tell us regarding new plaster on the wall as new windows had been put in. That is fine. I know dust can resettle, but why do it when people are due to arrive. I told him we were not pleased with the cleaning of the rest of the cottage. When I opened the fridge there were bits in it and a hair on the bottom. This had to be cleaned out. Dust on top of the fridge on the outside. Dust and bits on dining table probably from the fitting of the windows. The owner kept saying he is having problems with staff and it was vacuumed. He said he had mopped the kitchen floor a few times to get rid of the dust from the windows. Everything is supposed to be Covid cleaned. I disinfected the surfaces in the kitchen and washed the cutlery and cups. One of the cups had drink tea/coffee marks on the side. The tea spoons are a disgrace and so is the wooden spoon. Upstairs the tops of all the draws were dusty. This was not from any new windows being fit. The beading on the outside of the drawers had dust on. Inside the drawers also needed cleaning. I did take photos of my cloth when I had wiped one drawer. In the downstairs toilet, the skirting board was dirty. The cottage has a washing machine but nowhere to dry clothes if it is bad weather, which is probably when you use more clothes getting them wet/dirty. There is a rotary dryer outside, no use when it is raining. The washing machine is in a good size utility room where a clothes maiden would easily fit. There is only one bedroom where clothes can be hung in a cupboard in the wall. There is a large cupboard in one of the single bedrooms but no hanging rail. For the size of the cottage and the amount of money we paid (£1883 for 9 nights) the facilities were disappointing. This is the third cottage booked through Sykes this year and the other two were good, clean and facilities well provided. We received a welcome food package from both, tea, coffee, milk etc. Nothing was in this cottage at all except probably something left from previous occupants, sugar in a bag, one coffee sachet and tea bags not individually wrapped. Needless to say these did not get touched. I think the owner needs to think about customer relations more especially with the exorbitant price charged. If we had more choice at the time of booking I don’t think we would have paid what we have had to pay here. I know things have gone up but for the state of this place it is certainly not worth the money. Yes the cottage/ house is a good size but!! The double duvet had a large hair on it. I did not see the state of the single duvets. So glad we had our own bedding as I wouldn’t have felt like using any provided here. There was a wooden spoon in the kitchen which looked like it had been there for years. On leaving the property I looked behind drawers in the bedroom as I saw something white on inspection it looked like a pillow case that had been there for ages as the spiders webs and dust!!!! The toilet seats underneath were brown on the rubbers. On the plus side the beds are very comfortable. I contact Sykes and they contacted the owner and he did not want to know. Sykes said they could not do anything else if the owner was not prepared to give some compensation. After the year everyone has just had, it would have been nice to have a hassle free holiday. I wish I could insert the photos I have taken!!

    Thank you for you feedback, we are sorry that the property had not met with your expectations, had we of been contacted at anytime during your stay we would have been more than happy to attend and resolve any issues you were having, it's very very difficult to put things right after your holiday has ended. We do feel that the website description is a true reflection on our property and can confirmed that at the time of your booking and during your stay the property was not advertised as having Wi-Fi. Thank you again for taking time to provide your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2021

  • "Lovely place cottage could do with being updated and cleaned properly giving you can't get into the cottage until 5pm it should have been really clean but cobwebs were all over the cottage."

    in the back the pavers had big gaps and it was very cluttered with ladders and scaffolding planks and metal poles all very hazardous to young children

    Reviewed by LesleyJul 2021

  • "Be useful to explain that there is very little phone signal at the property."

    We had to walk down the road to make calls in the evenings

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2021

  • "Even though advertised as no wifi -- really need internet and telephone connectivity in the house or at least wifi ."

    spaces in all bedrooms - very small bedrooms compared to pictures and difficult for tall people as you will definitely hit your head against the roof. otherwise a quiet nice spot to enjoy your holiday

    Reviewed by RaviMay 2021

  • "The cottage is in a lovely position."

    There is NO WiFi or any phone signal at the cottage so all of us had no service! as we took 2 children with us this was terrible! The tv had NO Channels apart from very basic stuff even the news and weather was of central midlands so we were unable to plan or research anything from the cottage. There was No welcome pack or any information whatsoever of the local things to do This is a very low budget dated property that needs some love! Ps we felt that we were being watched!

    Reviewed by GinaAug 2020

  • "In view of requirement of a deep clean in accordance with COVID regulations we were very disappointed with this area."

    There were numerous cobwebs throughout the cottage, the oven wasn’t clean and several pans and plates were very dirty. In particular the oven tray and frying pan had grease and grim which we had to use a scourer to try and remove. Also the inside of the cheese grater was rusty. Behind bedside cabinet in amongst the cobwebs was a piece of orange peel. A crumpled tissue was under the bed. In the lounge we found two pairs of used contact lenses (!) on the carpet next to the sofa. Very disappointed with this aspect of the cottage , no way had it had either a normal regular clean let alone a COVID deep clean.

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2020

  • "One of the most beautiful places in Snowdonia."

    Very nice cottage surrounded by fantastic mountains,quiet neighbourhood and friendly people.Nice walk along river with dog to get to through holiday park just round the corner.Cottage with nice leaving room and spacy kitchen and bathroom.Kitchen well equipped,nothing to bring from home.In fact although this place is probably a bit more wet than surrounding area due to fact it is squizzed between mountains peaks so there is a drizzle at times almost on daily basis but it so fresh and with less wind so you don't care about it when you go for a walk.Great starting point to explore Snowdonia.Lots to do around.

    Reviewed by JacekJul 2020

  • "The cottage was well cleaned from a covid-19 point of view but, there were spiders in some of the kitchen cupboards and behind the furniture, around the inside of the windows and some of the skirting board was very dusty."

    We had a nice time and enjoyed our break

    Reviewed by IanJul 2020

  • "Absolutely loved the location,it was a great base for us as part of our visit was for the mach loop,we had 2 f15,s fly right over whilst having breakfast,the house was comfortable,and the kitchen size was amazing,we miss that shower too,would definately visit again."

    Reviewed by PeteSep 2019

  • "Where to start really."

    .... The location is idyllic and beautiful and so was the cottage once I guess. The layout is fine however the place itself was filthy and run down. There is no option to complain when you are there as there is absolutely no phone signal and when you do manage to call, the number just rings out. We spent the first day of our holiday cleaning up other people mess from urine stains on the bathroom floor to food debris and smears all over the sofas. There are thick cobwebs in all of the rooms and the outside patio area is appalling. I have written to the owner and Sykes with a view of accepting a simple apology to no avail. See for yourself by pasting the below link into your browser https://drive.google.com/open?id=1cYJ-fJWMrY4F3HyNrw8COEakB_9ZPWF4

    Reviewed by JoeAug 2019

  • "The premises were excellent and well equipped."

    However the outside furniture especially the table was dirty. We felt that to enhance the overall pleasure their could have been more information e.g. we had to ask neighbours about bin collection as the one in rear yard was overflowing. It would also helpful if there was a folder for guests to leave comments re walks in area and recommended pubs and cafes. The hotel 200yds away was only open Fridays and Saturdays whilst one about a mile away the Brigand Inn was excellent and dog friendly.

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2019

  • "The views are wonderful,but you are restricted to places to let your dog run ..."

    The views are wonderful,but you are restricted to places to let your dog run free off the lead though had forgotten him many sheep live there

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2019

  • "The house is very comfortable."

    It was just missing some kitchen equipment like a second stove, a big pot ... that sort of thing. Also no mention of garbage cans and especially bins for bottles and other glass objects.

    Reviewed by FredericOct 2018

  • "Not as described."

    The lounge area did not have any electrical fire or any focal point. We had to put the house central heating on and switch off the bedroom radiators in order to heat the lounge, which must have cost more. The beds and bedding were lovely and clean, yet the house needed a good vacuuming. There were long hairs in the bathroom and someone else's shower puff. We set to cleaning and had a comfortable stay. I had texted the owner re: freezer size. She said she would get back to me, but didn't. There is a full size freezer there! Everything you need, but no added touches like a blanket throw on the beds. Good value for money spent

    Reviewed by CathySep 2018

  • "The details you showed weren’t completely up to date."

    There was a photo in the listing of a room not in the building and the fire described wasn’t there. The photos are generally out of date as well as the furniture is different in the lounge. The kitchen was excellent and the location very quiet. The shower was great and we were warm enough.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2018

  • "The local pub, the Buckley Arms, has been opening only intermittently and wasn’t open at all during our stay."

    There is no mobile phone signal at or around the cottage location so calling to organise the key pick up doesn’t work.

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2018

  • "A lovely clean and tidy cottage, the only downside was the distance to attractions as this sits in the southern part of Snowdonia."

    Would definitely recommend as the cottage itself was spotless and very comfortable. It was nice not to have the added headache of having to take bedding (one less thing to worry about) and the neighbours of this semi detached property were very friendly and welcoming. Thoroughly recommended. One added bonus was the lack of phone signal and wifi, nice to escape for a while...

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2018

  • "Really good place to stay."

    The house was very clean and tidy, surrounded my big mountains, Not very far from Bala , within 10 to 15 Miles was the best Harleh Beach which looks so beautiful had lots of sands, spend lots of time there. Definitely I would go there again .

    Reviewed by MosluJun 2018

  • "If only there was Wi-Fi in the cottage"

    Reviewed by JingchenMay 2018

  • "2. Stable Cottage is a lovely place to stay."

    The bath has been replaced now with a large walk in shower, which to me was a bonus. It is very well equipped, even to having an enormous freezer and washing machine, and it is lovely and clean. Would stay there again quite happily.

    Reviewed by JuneSep 2017

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x single
  • Bathroom with large walk in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electric stove.
  • Oil central heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 32inch tv with dvd player with sky (Freeview Only), Wi-Fi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • 1 pillow per person with pillow protectors and mattresses and mattress protectors and no towels are provided
  • You will need to bring your own bedding such as additional pillows, pillow cases, duvet covers and sheets
  • Owner supplies duvets
  • Shared off road parking for 2 cars
  • Courtyard patio
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Sloping ceilings in bedrooms
  • Please Note: This property only accepts 4 people

The property

This charming semi-detached cottage is surrounded by mountains and woodland in the village of Dinas Mawddwy.

The cottage is in a quiet setting and is ideal for a family or friends who are looking to explore Snowdonia National Park.

There is a very well-equipped contemporary kitchen which has a traditional dining area with space for the whole group to enjoy meals together.

The useful utility room provides space to leave your boots after you have been out and about exploring.

The comfortable sitting room has an electric stove to warm yourselves on cooler evenings and is a lovely space to spend time together.

Upstairs are the three bedrooms, all of which have sloping ceilings and large Velux windows which provide views out to the surrounding countryside.

These bedrooms share use of the family bathroom.

Outside is a delightful courtyard patio where you can enjoy your morning hot drink while you discuss plans for the day.

This setting will inspire you to head out and discover the many walking trails available in the area and the nearby mountains beckon you further into the National Park, plus the cottage has fishing rights on the River Dovey.

The nearest town of Dolgellau is a fifteen minute drive away and provides numerous shops, pubs and restaurants.

Mountain bikers will be in their element and for something a bit different why not visit the Owain Glyndwr centre in Machynlleth or the Centre for Alternative Technology.

With such a variety of activities on offer, 2 Stable Cottage is a fantastic choice.

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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 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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Region Information

Please note: Towels are not provided.
Note: You will need to bring your own bedding such as additional pillows, duvet covers and sheets.
Please note: This property only accepts 4 people

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas