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Dinas Mawddwy near Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 954808)


(53 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was beautiful, the surrounding area was lovely."

    I would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by JulieJun 2022

  • "A charming property which was very comfortable and relaxing."

    It is very well equipped and the owner had even provided milk, tea, coffee, chocolates, flowers and a bottle of wine to get us started. Excellent!

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2022

  • "Absolutely loved staying at Siskin."

    It was really clean, felt really homely, and Suzy was lovely!

    Reviewed by HannahMar 2022

  • "A superb cottage, immaculate inside and out."

    Our first holiday in 2 and a half years and wanted a change of scenery to relax and unwind with a good book and fabulous walks with our 20 month old retriever. It surpassed our expectations, the surrounding scenery amazing, the cottage perfectly equipped and Suzy very welcoming. Simply beautiful, thank you Suzy :-)

    Reviewed by NicholasMar 2022

  • "Siskin cottage is a real gem."

    The property is immaculate and incredibly well thought out. Suzy, the owner, was fabulous and made us feel very welcome. We really couldn’t fault the place and would happily return.

    Reviewed by NicolaFeb 2022

  • "Had a wonderful stay suzy was really helpful and couldn't do enough to make us ..."

    Had a wonderful stay suzy was really helpful and couldn't do enough to make us feel welcome cottage is really comfy cosy and spotlessly clean would highly rcommend

    Reviewed by MichaelJan 2022

  • "We booked a short break for my partners birthday and Siskin cottage fit the bill."

    It has everything you could need and Suzy was nearby to help with anything on request. A highlight of the cottage is the fireplace which was lovely to come back to after we explored one of the many walking routes nearby. Our doggy came with us and she also loved the cottage

    Reviewed by HaroldNov 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage, very clean, everything working properly, well equipped kitchen, friendly welcome from Suzy, the owner."

    Can't think of any way to improve any of it! Good location for walks in the hills. Quiet. Brilliant!

    Reviewed by RebeccaNov 2021

  • "An ideal cottage for the two of us plus our dog and we were very lucky with the weather too."

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2021

  • "Once again a fabulous stay at Siskin."

    Totally exceeded expectations as cottage is perfect in a glorious location with the most helpful and thoughtful host. Thank you for another brilliant time.

    Reviewed by SusieAug 2021

  • "Great cottage and we had a lovely week."

    Suzy was extremely helpful and always there if you needed anything. She even fixed the number plate on our car!!

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage!"

    Very well equipped and a perfect get away in beautiful Wales. Will definitely be visiting again

    Reviewed by NigelJul 2021

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean, well equipped and in a beautiful location."

    The owner was hospitable and accommodating. Would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "Suzy has set standards for Siskin Cottage against which I will rate all future holiday rentals."

    She meets and greets guests with her lovely smile and the most lavish of 'Welcome Packs' [ a misnomer since I thought that she must have, mistakenly, been told that it was my birthday and the 'goodies' were my presents!] The cottage was splendidly equipped, spotlessly clean, cosy and welcoming. We loved the sunny - or shaded - secluded outside spaces and appreciated the two sets of seating provided for individual choice. Suzy bought a new, lower Tog duvet for my use during my stay, as I commented that I had been uncomfortable during the very warm weather. Thank you so much, Suzy, we had a really relaxing and comfortable 5 days in your lovely cottage. Lynne and Stan

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2021

  • "We have just got back from a fabulous week at Siskin."

    Everything we needed (and more!) was in the cottage and we were very comfortable after exploring the surrounding areas during the day. Suzi couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful and the welcome pack was a delight. Everything was very clean and we felt secure in the knowledge that it was all covid safe. Sitting in the garden eating breakfast, watching the mists roll across the hills is a must. The stairs up to the twin room are a bit difficult to navigate so we kept our suitcase and items we wouldn't need at night in the bathroom. Which was fine as the bathroom has ample space to do this. We enjoyed a lovely sunday dinner takeaway from The Brigands Inn, which we would thoroughly recommend. There was a bit of superficial building work going on during our stay, at the neighbouring property, which caused some slight noise. This did not detract from our fabulous stay and Suzi was very apologetic. Our week away at Siskin was a 70th Birthday present and the birthday boy said it was the best birthday he has ever had! Thank you Siskin and Suzi!

    Reviewed by ChristopherJun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful break with our children in this lovely, well appointed cottage."

    Everything had been thought of, a well equipped kitchen and lots of homely touches. We had a lovely welcome from Suzy, who was so kind to us during our stay and a mine of information on the local area. The welcome pack was very well received by all too! The garden was beautifully maintained, the veranda covered seating area was a lovely addition to the cottage and was well used as the weather was so nice. We can’t wait to come back Suzy!

    Reviewed by ClaireMay 2021

  • "It was a very clean cottage, no worries about the virus."

    All the bedding and cutlery etc. was renewed for each new guest coming in. It is ideally situated for a walking holiday. The cottage itself was cosy and warm, the landlady nearby in case of any queries. All in all 10 out of 10, Suzanne and we hope to stay again.

    Reviewed by JOct 2020

  • "This was truly one of the best cottages we have ever stayed at."

    Clean, well equipped and a wonderful welcome package. Our hostess, Suzi was delightful, helpful and happy to chat about the area. Even though we stayed during Covid times ( October) we felt perfectly safe and Suzi completely adhered to regulations

    Reviewed by MichelleOct 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful and spotlessly clean."

    The situation was fantastic with lots of walks within easy distance. The owner was exceptionally friendly, helpful and very kind. Would love to come back sometime.

    Reviewed by JenniferSep 2020

  • "The cottage was beautiful and we had a wonderful stay, looking forward to coming back soon!"

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2020

  • "Our host Suzy went far and beyond to make us welcome and provided a number of extras that made our experience even better."

    The location was perfect for what we wanted to do

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2020

  • "Cottage lovely as usual, always warm welcome from Suzy."

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2020

  • "Had a lovely short stay at Siskin cottage."

    The cottage and surrounding area is beautiful and Suzy is a lovely host.

    Reviewed by StevenOct 2019

  • "The cottage was superbly prepared."

    Very comfortable and good facilities - making the best of the place. Maybe a bit more intelligence regarding the spiral staircase - pretty difficult for those of older years - but lovely!!

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2019

  • "Had a brilliant weeks stay at Siskin cottage."

    Suzy the owner made us feel welcome from the start and the cottage was spotlessly clean. Dinas Mawddwy is a great base for relaxing or travelling to many attractions just a short drive away. I will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by GrahamSep 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage and Suzy is so friendly, lovely welcome pack on arrival."

    Cottage is exceptionally clean and has all the home comforts you need, views are to die for and the local pub, Red Lion, is very friendly - would highly recommend

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2019

  • "This is a fantastic cottage, warm clean and well kitted out."

    We thought the decor and style were perfect for our taste. The owner was very warm friendly and attentive, but not obtrusive. We would highly recommend this cottage as a perfect location to explore the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2019

  • "A warm welcome from Suzy (the owner) who ensures the cottage is very clean and well equipped."

    A good location for walking, and a choice of locations to eat at within the village. Stuart of Sykes was also very helpful when we made our reservation.

    Reviewed by MJun 2019

  • "The owner of the cottage (Suzie) was so friendly and helpful, the cottage was perfect and highly recommend for people who are wanting a lovely break, in a lovely area with plenty of nearby walks."

    Reviewed by DebbieApr 2019

  • "A hidden gem, cosy cottage, friendly neighbours, great walks and pub on doorstep."

    Great welcome from the owner, we shall be rebooking very soon.

    Reviewed by AlisonMar 2019

  • "This cottage is amazing in a great setting great time had by all will definitely stay again and host Suzy was great"

    Reviewed by HannahFeb 2019

  • "Second time weve stayed at siskin,we love it,and susie the property owner is fantastic,really enjoyed our stay."

    Reviewed by DeanFeb 2019

  • "Our return trip to Siskin Cottage, this time staying for 5 days over Christmas."

    Suzy had decorated the cottage beautifully for us which made it feel like a real home away from home. Would highly recommend a stay at Siskin, such a great base for exploring the area. Suzy is a great host and so friendly, fortunately for us there were no problems whilst we stayed here but am sure if there had been Suzy would have sorted them swiftly for us. :)

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2018

  • "We have stayed at Siskin before and returned using your discount voucher."

    This is the first time that we have stayed in the same cottage twice. Immediately we felt relaxed. It was lovely once again.

    Reviewed by NancySep 2018

  • "What a lovely place."

    Arrived to find a wonderful welcome pack. Even the dog was treated. We were met by Suzie a lovely lady who let us in then gave us some time to unpack before coming back to tell us about everything then left us alone to enjoy our stay. The cottage is clean, lovely decorated and well kept. There is a folder telling you how everything works along with maps and leaflets of the area and games and DVD's. Kitchen cleaning products are provided along with tea and coffee. Shower gel and hand soap in the bathroom and hair dryer in the bed room. Everyone in the area is very friendly. Rasta made friends with 3 local boarder collies Patch, sketch and flash. If you are a plane enthusiast then you will love it here. They fly directly over the cottage. Or you can take a 5 min drive to the Bwlch. A great location for the mach loop. 

    Reviewed by MarrianneSep 2018

  • "Thoughtful refurb."

    Stunning decor,very me! Managed 1 journey up & down spiral staircase.view worth the trek. Sad to leave the clutter free,male free environment.to return home with my 2 teen son's,hubby & male dog

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2018

  • "Cottage was perfect."

    Sykes didn't know much about it when i asked so i spoke to owners directly.

    Reviewed by MylesAug 2018

  • "The owner we knew as Susie let us get on with our holiday but was around if ..."

    The owner we knew as Susie let us get on with our holiday but was around if needed 'the cottage was quaint and very homely and very peaceful we hope to re visit one day'

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2018

  • "We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday."

    Suzy made us feel very welcome throughout our stay. The cottage is beautiful, very clean and well equipped and in the ideal location for exploring Wales. The street the cottage is on is quiet and everyone we met was helpful and friendly. A perfect holiday all round!!!

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2018

  • "Fabulous cottage, had absolutely everything we needed and the welcome pack and little extras were so thoughtful."

    Would highly recommend - just perfect!

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2018

  • "Suzy the owner scored 11/10."

    She is lovely.. The cottage is extremely relaxing with a super garden and sitting areas.Fabulous views.We would love to go again .. really well placed for steam train enthusiasts.Welsh lamb pie is a must at the village pub

    Reviewed by NancyJun 2018

  • "The cottage was ideally situated for our needs and wants - beautiful little garden - the visitors pack provided by the owners far exceeded anybodies expectations, thank you !"

    Reviewed by NicholasJun 2018

  • "The cottage and owner were perfect in every way."

    Would definitely go back in the future.

    Reviewed by GeraldineMay 2018

  • "Exceptional cleanliness of the cottage and such a warm welcome , everything about Siskin was perfect down to every detail would highly recommend to anyone."


    Reviewed by StefanMay 2018

  • "Very cosy very clean, everything you could wish for in a cottage."

    .every little thing was there down to bath soak..we cannot fault this location with walks from the door to lovely towns near by. all in all a faultless cottage and owner ..well done everyone...pauline and allan fox pontypridd

    Reviewed by AllanApr 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay at Siskin Cottage it was comfortable, clean, cosy and warm we had everything we heeded."

    Suzy the host was very friendly and welcoming, We would definitely recommend and stay again.

    Reviewed by TinaApr 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in the cottage."

    Our host was really helpful and accommodating. I would definitely recommend using Sykes cottages.

    Reviewed by SuzanneMar 2018

  • "The cottage is a charming, cosy retreat."

    The property is spotless, the beds are comfortable and we had everything we needed, as did our dog with little luxuries included! Suzie was a perfect host and provided comprehensive information about the cottage and surrounding area in the handbook. She was on hand (next door) but in no way intrusive The location is ideal for walking and taking in the stunning secnery. For aviation enthusiasts visiting the Mach Loop, Bwlch is on the doorstep! We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by WendyMar 2018

  • "Susie had decorated the cottage for Christmas so beautifully."

    There were more than enough logs for the burner every evening. Susie was very friendly and ensured we had everything we needed. We would definitely recommend the cottage and want to stay there again.

    Reviewed by HelenDec 2017

  • "Wonderful cottage, perfectly clean with exceptional attention to detail taken by the owners."

    Couldn't recommend it any higher. Will definitely be returning for a longer stay.

    Reviewed by JenNov 2017

  • "Cottage was absolutely superb Suzi's attention to detail and lovely welcome pack ..."

    Cottage was absolutely superb Suzi's attention to detail and lovely welcome pack was spot on had the most splendid week and have just re-booked 11/10

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2017

  • "Great cottage with everything you need and very clean and comfortable."

    Suzy gave a very warm welcome and added some very thoughtful extra touches that were very much appreciated. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2017

  • "We had an extremely comfortable stay at Siskin Cottage which gave easy access to the surrounding area."

    Suzy was very helpful and we would recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by ElspethJul 2017

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second floor twin
  • Bathroom with double-ended bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and solid plate hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking outside property
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with furniture and covered veranda and patio
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (downstairs only, please bring own dog bed, blankets and towels)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Due to the access and narrow spiral staircase to the twin bedroom, the property is not suitable for children under the age of 12 years or for those with limited mobility
  • Note: Twin bedroom has sloping ceilings and restricted head height
  • Note: One external step down to the front door
  • Note: WIFI is provided from neighbouring property and may be limited

The property

A well-presented, Grade II listed terraced stone-built cottage in the popular village of Dinas Mawddwy, which nestles in the south of the Snowdonia National Park.

Located in a quiet setting Siskin Cottage provides a perfect base for a couple, friends or a family looking to enjoy the stunning surrounding scenery and wonderful walks.

Lovingly restored and maintained to a very good standard, this wonderful cottage is full of charm and rustic character with some lovely original features, such as stripped wood flooring, slate floors, ledge and brace doors, exposed stonework and decorative cast iron fireplaces, including the old cooking range in the kitchen.

Siskin Cottage offers you cosy and comfortable accommodation arranged over three floors, and you’re assured the warmest of welcomes from the moment you arrive.

The ground floor has a sitting room with two comfortable sofas and a warming woodburning stove, perfect on those chillier evenings and an ideal place to simply relax and unwind.

The kitchen is modern and well-appointed, with cream units, slate floors and a dining area.

The first floor bedroom has a comfy double bed and the spacious bathroom boasts a lovely white traditional period style suite including a double-ended bath, so you can enjoy a soak and ease those aching muscles after a day of walking in the mountains.

From the landing is a wonderful spiral staircase which takes you to a charming twin bedded room with exposed stonework and sloping ceilings.

Outside, with a backdrop of hillside scenery, the cottage courtyard garden enjoys the morning sun and the covered veranda and slate flagged patio with seating is the ideal place to sit and relax, ending the day off perfectly with a glass of something cold!

Dinas Mawddwy is ideally placed for discovering the stunning mountains of Mid Wales; the whole area is criss-crossed with well-marked footpaths that open up the myriad of outdoor activities that the Snowdonia National Park has to offer.

The village has a pub so after a day exploring you don’t even have to worry about cooking.

Cader Idris, Mount Snowdon’s lesser-known counterpart, is 10 miles away, and nearby Dolgellau offers a good range of shops for a more relaxing day, plus the sandy beaches at Barmouth and Fairbourne are just short drives away.

An excellent cottage perfectly situated to enjoy the stunning Snowdonia National Park.

There is much to enjoy for climbers, walkers, bikers and birdwatchers alike and this cottage will have you returning time after time!

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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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Region Information

Note: Children aged 12 years and older only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas