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Dafarn Newydd

(Ref. 10610)

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


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely cottage, very well equipped and very clean."

    Alan was a wonderful host and made us feel very welcome. He went above and beyond to ensure our stay was a pleasant one. Thank you Alan for the groceries and very warm welcome.

    Reviewed by KimAug 2023

  • "Very well organised."

    Kitchen and bathroom small but perfectly done. We wanted for nothing. First rate.

    Reviewed by ValerieJul 2023

  • "Alan was an excellent host."

    Providing a selection of essential items and even a bottle of wine and a bar of chocolate which was greatly appreciated. The quality of the cottage was one of the best that we have stayed in. The conservatory is a good place to sit and relax whilst watching the various animals in the adjoining field. Would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by BarryJul 2023

  • "Very nice cottage with everything you need for a great time."

    Alan the owner next door is a very nice chap you won’t see him unless you need anything always there if you need him

    Reviewed by AdrianJun 2023

  • "Superb location for exploring the area."

    Owner very helpful and has gone out of his way to ensure we enjoyed our stay. We would encourage you to stay there when visiting North Wales

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2023

  • "Alan the owner made us very welcome and he had every conceivable thing that you might need in the cottage ."

    ...definitely would stay there again.

    Reviewed by RonSep 2022

  • "In a word, excellent."

    One of the best cottages I have stayed in. Perfect for couples or, as I did, solo use. Comfortable, very well equipped and with extras not always provided elsewhere, including some food supplies. Lovely location and numerous attractions to visit within easy driving distance, or just enjoy some of the walks in the local hills. Large conservatory a bonus and ideal for those inevitable wet times. Without doubt a place that I would return to.

    Reviewed by DerekApr 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    Beautifully presented and perfectly equipped for a couple. Such thoughtful extras too. Location was excellent for exploring the area. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend Dafarn Newydd . Thank you Alan!

    Reviewed by David & MargaretApr 2022

  • "We had a great welcome."

    Alan showed us around the cottage and was available for us should we need him. But then he left us to ourselves to enjoy the awesome cottage. Welcome food, wine, chocolate, shower gel, bathrobes as well as other lovely touches. He allowed us to keep our bikes in his garage. Great location for cycling, walking, swimming. The local pub, the Red Lion, did great food and was very warm and welcoming. Brilliant week. Thank you Alan.

    Reviewed by PersephoneApr 2022

  • "Fantastic"

    Reviewed by JamesNov 2021

  • "When we arrived we were greeted by owner who welcomed us and showed us to property."

    We were shocked at how generous owner was had milk,bread and margarine in the fridge along with fruit juice and wine and biscuits plus chocolate and fruit. We stay in cottages at least twice a year all over the country but never had so many treats left for us. That was very kind. Cupboards stocked with cleaning products and washing up liquid etc again a very nice touch. Unfortunately the weather was not kind to us but we enjoyed evenings in the conservatory as felt felt like we were outside but sat indoors. In fact never sat in lounge whole visit only conservatory such a good space. The gardens are beautiful and the view up the surrounding hills is amazing. Thoroughly enjoyed our visit and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by TrudieAug 2021

  • "The welcome was warm and included milk, orange juice, margarine, marmalade, jam and a bottle wine."

    Such a peaceful and comfortable cottage. Although the owner lived next door, we only saw him if we needed him.

    Reviewed by BertJul 2021

  • "This was one of the best stays we have ever had."

    Alan's attention to detail and thoughtfulness is really exceptional. The location is stunning and the property has a perfect combination of old character and modern comforts. We went on three very different, beautiful long walks just starting from the cottage itself. It's very easy to get to other places in the area as well. What an amazing part of the country!

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2021

  • "The cottage was cosy and comfortable and the wood burner was a real bonus as the weather was a bit on the cool side."

    Everything we needed (and more!) was supplied by Alan the owner. The cottage was in an ideal location for exploring a beautiful area of Wales with the likes of Barmouth on the coast or truly scenic places such as Betws y Coed and Beddgelert all within relatively easy reach. We are so pleased we chose Dafarn Newydd and wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

    Reviewed by WilliamApr 2021

  • "What a lovely little gem."

    Due to covid we didn’t see much of Alan but he supplied us with lots of goodies which were really appreciated. Would highly recommend this lovely cottage and also Sykes.

    Reviewed by JoanOct 2020

  • "This was a beautiful cottage, Great welcome pack,The property was spotless and ..."

    This was a beautiful cottage, Great welcome pack,The property was spotless and had everything you could want, Alan was on hand if you required anything,We had a brilliant holiday

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "We've had an amazing experience."

    We've been impressed by the attention to detail, all those little things that you don't find everywhere and makes you feel very welcome. Alan is an excellent host and we'll comeback.

    Reviewed by RominaNov 2019

  • "Alan was very generous with the provisions that he had provided as a welcome."

    He made our stay a very happy experience. Thank you Alan. Thank you Sykes. .

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2019

  • "The cottage is old world with a great log fire, everything you need is there plus more."

    The conservatory is ideal for those wet days and has wonderful views over the hills, forrest and grazing horses. There are a number of local pubs and good eating establishments near by and a great area for walking and cycling. Actually turned out to have more than we could fit into a week and will probably go back again.

    Reviewed by AdrianSep 2019

  • "Really lovely cottage."

    Alan the host was very helpful and equipped the cottage with all necessities. Enjoyed our stay. Definately recommend it. So peaceful the area and set around lovely scenery.

    Reviewed by ParvinderSep 2019

  • "Very well located for exploration and exceeding well equipped for anything you might need."

    A very helpful and readily available host who did not impose but was willing and able to assist if required. The welcome goodies were second to none. Very welcoming. A very comfortable cottage and satisfying experience.

    Reviewed by RogerJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage we enjoyed our stay and the little extras left by Alan were really appreciated."

    Ideally situated for visiting beaches and attractions.We had a really relaxed holiday and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2019

  • "The traffic noise was intrusive at times especially if you sat outside in the lovely weather."

    The additional touches in the cottage were exceptional and thoughtful - a reading light would have been useful as I read paper backs not ebooks so it proved difficult in the ambient lighting.

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2019

  • "A wonderful place to stay with lovely scenery around the cottage."

    The cottage was very well equipped with everything you needed first class.

    Reviewed by GordonMay 2019

  • "Allen is the perfect host, spoilt with wine, and choc."

    Loaded fridge with arrival essentials. Lovely spot deep in the valley.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2019

  • "The cottage was clean and tidy, it had everything that we wanted and it was in a great location."

    Mr critchley went that extra mile because it was our honeymoon (Mr and Mrs. Stacey).

    Reviewed by AndyApr 2019

  • "Dafarn Newydd is a lovely, cosy cottage."

    The log fire was wonderful and the gift of chocolate, wine and fruit from Alan was a much appreciated touch. The only disappointment was the kitchen: the photo of it didn’t lead us to expect anything quite as small and we were surprised that there was no window in it. Cooking a Christmas dinner was very challenging given the heat and the lack of worktop space. However, we managed it and had a very pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by NoreenDec 2018

  • "The cottage owner provides a generous "welcome pack" and is available for any advice or help that may be required but he is not "in your face"."

    The cottage is of a very high standard and ideally suited to 2 - person occupation. The location is ideal for sightseeing N-S-E or West of this base. There is a wealth of local information available for reference within the property. We had a very enjoyable stay in Dafarn Newedd.

    Reviewed by Robert AllanSep 2018

  • "Extremely well equipped cottage."

    Welcomed by Alan the owner who supplied a wonderful selection of basic food starter pack as well as wine, chocolate,fruit etc. Everything we needed was there - as well as a lovely wood burner for the chillier evenings. Great base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by JaniceSep 2018

  • "A great base for exploring the area."

    A week isn't long enough. A lovely cottage with lots of treats provided for our stay. The garden was beautiful, it's just a shame the road can be a bit noisy at times. Very comfortable bed and a good shower. Kitchen was cosy but practical.

    Reviewed by JeremyAug 2018

  • "Beautiful location and gorgeous old cottage had a really enjoyable stay"

    Reviewed by LawrenceJun 2018

  • "Such a relaxing home from home, the view & local wildlife enhance the experience and Alan, the owner, has thought of absolutely everything, in fact he positively spoils you."

    Reviewed by LesleyApr 2018

  • "Such a lovely little cottage fully equipped with everything you need for a restful ‘home from home’ retreat!"

    We were welcomed with a premade fire, chocolate, wine, fruit baskets and basic essentials, which added to the welcome feel of the place. Picturesque surroundings, stunning walks and friendly locals helped make our stay even more special. Alan respected our privacy ( although my partner had met and spoken to him, I didn’t actually meet him until our final day!) yet, we knew he was always on hand should we have needed him. In fact, he even washed our car because (having arrived in the snow) it looked like we had been rally driving in it!! We didn’t realise at first, then we noticed the windows were spotless as driving along. The only down side was that we needed to drive each day as the area is rural, and towns/ villages etc are spread throughout Snowdonia’s National Park ... but the views were so amazing we didn’t mind at all. Thank you again Alan for a wonderful stay and a much needed rest. Steve and Maria

    Reviewed by SteveMar 2018

  • "A very well-equipped cosy cottage."

    Very comfortable and enjoyable! We could easily return and were sorry to leave!

    Reviewed by JasonFeb 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in the beautiful unspoiled countryside."

    Very friendly and helpful host. We had a great time.

    Reviewed by JolantaAug 2017

  • "The cottage was exceptionally well equipped and comfortable, with thoughtful extras such as chocolate and wine on arrival."

    Easy access to both the coast and mountain walks.

    Reviewed by JaneJul 2017

  • "All the extras that Allan provided were way over our expectations, they were in line with 4 star hotel accommodation."

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2017

  • "Perfect and spotless place the best cottage we've ever stayed in"

    Reviewed by IanJun 2017

  • "Just perfect."

    could not ask for anything more

    Reviewed by AlexNov 2016

  • "Home from home with the bonus of a beautiful landscape to explore."

    Our self catering experience was made all the more enjoyable by accommodation that was cosy, well equipped, comfortable and attractive. All the provided extras were much appreciated.

    Reviewed by MalcolmOct 2016

  • "The cottage was beautiful and very comfortable, exceeding all expectations."

    The bread and extra goodies was lovely as was the owner Alan who was very welcoming, nothing was too much trouble. We would definately book this cottage again.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2016

  • "This was a five star cottage."

    Byfar the best we had ever with Sykes. A welcome package with tea,milk,bread, butter,bottle of wine, chocollate, candy. All very clean. Good bed, best shower ever. Friendley,

    Reviewed by JoepSep 2016

  • "Alan the owner thought of everything to make you welcome."

    The cottage was gorgeous in a great location. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2016

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  • One king-size bed with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner
  • Conservatory.
  • Electric central heating with woodburner in sitting room
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, 32" TV with Satellite, DVD, video, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Extra wood can be purchased from the owner who lives next door
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Private lawn garden with patio, garden furniture and mountain views
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: The cottage is set back from the A470
  • Note: Adults only from 5/5/19. Please note - This property only accepts week long bookings

The property

This delightful semi-detached cottage was originally part of a 17th century coaching inn, nestling between wooded hills and mountains on the edge of the village of Dinas Mawddwy, in the Dovey Valley in the Snowdonia National Park.

Situated back from the A470, referred to as the most picturesque road in Britain, this lovely Dinas Mawddwy cottage features a wealth of exposed beams and an impressive inglenook fireplace with woodburner and original bread oven, which all help create a warm, cosy and romantic atmosphere throughout the cottage.

Having been completely renovated, this Dinas Mawddwy cottage offers a quality combination of charming original features and contemporary fixtures and fittings, perfect for a romantic break.

There is much to enjoy for climbers, walkers, bikers and birdwatchers alike at this Dinas Mawddwy cottage.

Nearby Dolgellau offers a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants, or it is easy to discover the sandy beaches, castles, golf courses and railways of the region.

A beautiful Dinas Mawddwy cottage in a scenic location, ideal for relaxing and enjoying this beautiful part of Wales.

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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 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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This property only accepts Adults