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Bro Dawel

Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 938075)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful little stone cottage in an ideal location."

    Very nicely furnished and equipped, with a pretty garden and a good patio with bbq. On a quiet street, but less than 5 minutes walk from Dolgellau town centre with lots of good pubs, restaurants and cafes. A great base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by PamelaMar 2022

  • "A fabulous cottage."

    Super clean and very cosy. Very close to all the village shops and restaurants yet very quiet at night. Parking opposite and found a space each time we returned. Lovely back garden with terrace, chiminea and seating. Will definitely be back. Thoroughly recommend, you won’t be disappointed.

    Reviewed by RuthMar 2022

  • "Very nicely decorated, clean and attractive cottage."

    Despite central location very quiet. Great shower. We found the galley kitchen a bit difficult to navigate but there is nothing to be done about that. Very pleased.

    Reviewed by NickMar 2022

  • "A lovely cottage and very central to the centre of the village."

    Some lovely local walks too. It is set in a beautiful location and very well maintained, the facilities are excellent.

    Reviewed by JohnFeb 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage, just as described and very good value for money."

    Although it was a very wet weekend we had a great stay in Dolgellau with the centre just a few minutes walk away, in fact everything we needed was just on our doorstep. The information from the owners regarding places to eat was spot on. The only downside was that most of the logs provided were slightly too big to squeeze into the log burner - it didn't take away from our enjoyment of the cottage though.

    Reviewed by JoFeb 2022

  • "Fantastic property."

    Very well presented. A very comfortable, cosy home from home. Would definitely recommend if wanting to visit the area. Also is in an ideal location, close to the centre of town, within easy walking distance.

    Reviewed by DamonFeb 2022

  • "Wow! What a super cottage: warm and friendly."

    Very well equipped out :superb location in the village. Easy walking to village centre and shops/pubs. Lovely outdoor space (even though it was raining the whole outdoor space was really good. Plenty of room for the dog to have a stretch of his legs. Easy directions to follow to locate the cottage: Great communication from the owner. This is a fantastic location to explore the rivers and seaside. Will will be booking again. Highly recommend the cottage. A very happy Family holiday cottage. xx

    Reviewed by MoiraDec 2021

  • "This was our second time staying at this property and it was just as good as we remembered!"

    Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by DerekDec 2021

  • "We had a great time at Bro Dawel."

    The house is equipped with everything you could possibly think of. It was lovely and warm when we arrived which was nice after a long drive. Spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. The bed is one of the most comfortable we’ve ever slept in! The enclosed garden is perfect for the dogs too. Plenty to do right on your doorstep or in a good location to drive a bit further afield. Lots of dog friendly days out and cafes/pubs nearby too which is a bonus. We’ve never been to Wales before, the house and the area are beautiful and we are already looking forward to hopefully returning next year! Thankyou for a lovely weekend.

    Dear Emma, We are thrilled you had a great time at Bro Dawel Cottage, so very pleased it lived up to expectation. Love that this was you first experience of Wales and you decided to use our cottage. We would love to have you visit again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaNov 2021

  • "Brodawel cottage met all our expectations except for the twin bedroom which was really only suitable for children not adults over 6ft."

    The beds had base boards at the end which meant anyone over 6ft would struggle to fit. This information should be in the description of cottage. Unfortunately my Son in Law is 6’3” so ended up Sleeping on Sofa in the Lounge which was not ideal

    Dear Anna, I am glad the cottage met you expectations; I am sorry your son in-law struggled. The single beds are standard size singles, and those shown on the cottage information at the time of booking. However, I will take your comments into consideration and when we do replace, divan beds will be our preferred option. Thank you for your feedback. Much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnnaSep 2021

  • "Extremely clean and well equipped cottage."

    Comfortable beds. The decking seating was great. Radio TV reception, and WiFi very good. I was worried about parking, there are unallocated spaces across the road. We didn't have a problem. The next door neighbour was very friendly and advised us on parking if we should have failed to find a spot.

    Reviewed by AmandaAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely time."

    Cottage was lovely as well. Would highly reccomend staying in this cottage

    Reviewed by MarinaJun 2021

  • "We had a wonderful holiday with real home from home comforts, the cottage was done to a very high standard and i would recommend Bro Dawel to anyone looking for a peaceful and relaxing break."

    Reviewed by AnnMay 2021

  • "We loved the cottage and Dolgellau, all amazing!"

    The cottage has great facilities and was really comfortable and clean. In particular, the power shower is amazing after a long day out walking and we loved the comfy sofas and bed. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything we needed and we really appreciated the delicious wine and cake on arrival. The cottage has a fenced garden so is also great for dogs. The walks were incredible and all within a short drive from the cottage, with I think the most beautiful landscapes in Snowdonia. We'll definitely be back.

    Reviewed by FrancescaMay 2021

  • "This cottage is clean, warm, well equipped."

    Dolgellau is a lovely area,friendly people,and the walks are a joy.

    Reviewed by KenApr 2021

  • "All communication excellent, with both Sykes Cottages and the Owners."

    The cottage itself was cosy, comfortable, with excellent shower and we slept well on the double mattress. Outside shed ideal for bikes, in a secluded and secure garden. Great central location with nice neighbours and parking not too much of a problem. We would be happy to return and will be recommending to friends. P.S. Very much appreciated the bottle of wine and the cake :)

    Reviewed by ChristopherApr 2021

  • "We have stayed at Bro Dawel a fourth time, we love the cottage and the beautiful area and will hope to be staying again."

    The cottage is well equiped and very clean.

    Reviewed by MalcolmOct 2020

  • "Better quality pillows are needed."

    The existing pillows are very flat and uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by SteveSep 2020

  • "A jewel in the crown."

    Reviewed by MelanieAug 2020

  • "A delightful cottage in a perfect location for exploring North Wales."

    The low deposit meant that we could make a decision early about booking our second holiday here. The cottage was beautifully clean and had all the facilities we needed.

    Reviewed by JoAug 2020

  • "One of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    Everything from the kitchen knives to the shower was of a high standard, clean and worked. The sofas were really comfortable and we were super warm in January. We chose it partly for bike storage and this was really useful for us.

    Reviewed by CherylJan 2020

  • "The cottage was very well appointed, consistently lovely and warm and had everything you would need and expect."

    Reviewed by IanJan 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage, the only negative we may have is the freezer could be bigger."

    We took a large amount of frozen party food for new year but we could not put it in the freezer as it was tiny. We had to throw it away before new year.;

    Reviewed by TraceyDec 2019

  • "The cottage meet all our expectations."

    A great place to stay .would highly recommended

    Reviewed by MarilynOct 2019

  • "This cosy cottage is so conveniently located for getting out and exploring as well as local facilities."

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2019

  • "The furnishings and furniture throughout the cottage are all of a high standard and definitely not cheap flat-packed furniture."

    The kitchen looks brand new and comes with a dishwasher, which gives confidence that the cutlery and plates etc. used by previous tenants, will be clean. The cottage has clearly had a lot of money spent on it and that is shown in features such as the central heating system. The bathroom has a fantastic digital shower (walk-in) with rain and handheld shower options. Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms with good quality bedding and furniture. The towels provided were soft and ‘bath’ sized. Again, something simple such as the softness of the towels is reflective of the attention to detail, that the owners: Gary and Lisa, provide. In the master bedroom is an en suite toilet and sink. I’ve not used the log-burner, in the lounge, yet, but I will. The location in Dolgellau is perfect with a very short walk to local pubs and restaurants for eating. We eat at The Ship Inn a couple of times – their Sunday roast was superb and very good value. The cottage has lots of brochures and guides on the local area. One of them contains 20 walks around Dolgellau – we did walk no. 15 today. Outside the cottage is a large decking area with stone BBQ. Not really the weather to properly use it in late October, but in Summer, it would be a great area to sit out and enjoy a summer evening. I love the size of the cottage. It’s in a narrow street with lots of other similar stone and slate cottages. Absolutely gorgeous. A perfect and relaxing break. I would absolutely book Bro Dawel again.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2019

  • "Heating controlled by owner on his app no heating or hot water on last day no ..."

    Heating controlled by owner on his app no heating or hot water on last day no shower no response from you when i complained by e mail dont intend to use sykes again

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage in a grest location, so clean and tidy but cozy and warm at the same time!"

    Reviewed by TiinaSep 2019

  • "Fantastic, comfortable cottage in a great location for exploring beautiful North Wales."

    Reviewed by JoAug 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    We had a lovely weeks stay. Area is so dog friendly, lots of dog friendly pubs and lots of walks on the door step.

    Reviewed by Anne-marieJul 2019

  • "Bro Dawel far exceeded our expectations in terms of size, comfort and coziness."

    The cottage is gorgeously decorated and furnished to a lovely standard. There were some lovely touches like the nice bedding and huge fluffy towels and the cottage kitchen was well equipped. The owner contacted us just before with some recommendations of places in Dolgellau and surrounding areas and they were all excellent. The cottage is perfectly placed for walking into town within minutes and there are so many things to do locally - we especially enjoyed Barmouth beach, Cregennan lakes, Cader idris and the Precipice Walk.

    Reviewed by AmyJun 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage we would love to come back at some point"

    Reviewed by RobMay 2019

  • "We had lovely holiday, and were lucky to have dry and mostly sunny weather."

    The cottage was nice, well furnished, clean, cosy and warm. My family really enjoyed it. One issue is parking, but it was not surprise for us.

    Reviewed by ElenaApr 2019

  • "The cottage is ideally located close to the centre of Dolgellau and is a great base for exploring the local amenities and wider afield in Snowdonia."

    It has excellent modern facilities and we found it clean and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by MartynFeb 2019

  • "This is the 3rd time we have booked this cottage, it always exceeds our expectations."

    Reviewed by MalcolmFeb 2019

  • "The cottage really was a home from home - very well equipped and comfortable ..."

    The cottage really was a home from home - very well equipped and comfortable Dolgellau itself was a good spot for us, we tended to go out during the day and walk out for a meal in the evening Very relaxing stay

    Reviewed by LisaOct 2018

  • "Bro dawel has been the perfect base for our holiday!"

    The cottage was clean, comfortable and really well equipt. A real home from home. Dolgellau itself had everything you could possibly need and more, and everything just mins walk. There are walks and bike rides from the doorstep, and lots within a short driving distance or bus ride. A fantastic holiday. Will stay here again. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2018

  • "Had a very enjoyable stay at the cottage."

    Home from home in a beautiful village. Would def go back and more than def tell friends about it. Highly recommended xx

    Reviewed by FionaAug 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage,well equipped and extremely comfortable."

    Located within walking distance to the town. A car is essential if you want to get around as the nearest beach is nine miles away at Barmouth.

    Reviewed by SaraJul 2018

  • "Really enjoyed a relaxing week."

    Cottage is modern pity that the garden is a little overgrown but as the weather was not that warm we only sat out one afternoon. Dolgellau is a great base with many pubs and restaurants that are dog friendly and friendly locals.

    Reviewed by ElisabethJun 2018

  • "Bro Dawel has been extremely well modernised and is a very comfortable and clean holiday cottage."

    It is well equipped and has everything needed for an enjoyable holiday. It is situated a few minutes walk from the centre of Dolgellau where there are some excellent restaurants. We would happily stay there again

    Reviewed by WJun 2018

  • "The cottage felt like home as soon as we walked in the door, everything was comfortable and clean , it is just a small thing but all the crockery matched and everything looked as if somebody had taken a lot of thought when furnishing the cottage, a lovely place to stay we will definitly hope to stay again ."

    Reviewed by JeanMay 2018

  • "A great rental."

    Well furnished and equipped. Comfortable bed,great shower great Tv. Only2/3 minuteswalk to the centre of Dolgellau so don’t really need a car. Parking is very tight but we survived with no problem during our 4 night break. Nice little patio at the rear of the cottage with table and chairs just right for a glass of wine in the evening. I would rent again.

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2018

  • "Very comfortable cottage right in the heart of the lovely town of Dolgellau with everything you would want for a stay."

    Great walks and cycle routes from the door. We parked the car outside the cottage and had no real need to move it. Had some wonderful meals in the town. Had a relaxing few days and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by LesleyApr 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in good position."

    Short stroll to shops, cafes etc.

    Reviewed by JonathanMar 2018

  • "My wife and I, along with our dog, had an excellent week-long stay at Bro Dawel, We enjoyed our stay so much that it was hard to leave when our vacation was coming to an end."

    Dolgellau is a lovely little town that is full of charm and the people there are extremely friendly. Everything is within walking distance, including groceries and a number of eating/coffee establishments, some of which are also dog friendly. We will definitely be going back and highly recommend Bro Dawel.

    Reviewed by DerekMar 2018

  • "Amazing cottage, the owners have tried really hard to provide everything you would need for a lovely and hassle free holiday."

    Reviewed by MatthewFeb 2018

  • "The cottage provided a really lovely, comfortable base for our holiday."

    The log burner was a fantastic feature and there was plenty of wood supplied. Everything was clean and ready for us when we arrived. The hosts provided ample information both before and during our stay. Dolgellau was a great location with cosy pubs and restaurants, the tapas was a great recomendation. The only way this lovely cottage could be improved is by adding a mini welcome pack with tea, coffee and sugar to get your holiday started. We would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2018

  • "Location, cottage was lovely."

    Reviewed by MalcolmJan 2018

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a good location for the town centre."

    Excellent condition and very clean - felt like home from home. Parking could be an issue in busy times but we found a space opposite cottage every day so not an issue for us. Garden could do with a tidy up but apart from that a lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by RichardNov 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely cosy and clean with all you needed to hand ."

    Will definitely book through sky again and recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by AnnOct 2017

  • "The cottage was fabulous, lovely, clean and cosy with up to date facilities with everything you would possibly want or need."

    A great location for getting out and about and Dolgellau has many lovely places to eat and drink. All in all, even though we travelled on possibly the wettest weekend of the year, we had a really relaxing break and a great time. Will definitely book again!

    Reviewed by AlysonFeb 2017

  • "A beautifully furnished cottage with everything you need and more."

    Ideally located for the town but with wonderful walks from the doorstep. I had a great time here, felt like home for the week, and I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JoannaFeb 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Gas central heating and woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, 50” Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod with speaker, USB ports, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for wood burner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free public car park nearby
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: There is one internal step between the kitchen and the dining room
  • Note: There are steps leading down to the rear patio
  • Note: Due to the location of the cottage in relation to the road there may be a little associated noise.

The property

This delightful end-terrace Grade II cottage is located in the market town of Dolgellau in Wales, lying on the River Wnion, a tributary of the River Mawddach in the Snowdonia National Park.

This stone cottage provides a wonderful base for exploring the area with its rich cycle paths, walks, rivers and waterfalls and is perfect for a couple, friends or a family who love the outdoors.

Sympathetically refurbished this charming cottage is lovingly maintained and well-presented by the owner, the cottage maintains many of its wonderful features such as the original sash windows whilst modern day comforts have been successfully incorporated without losing any of its appeal as a cottage.

The cottage is warm, stylish and well-appointed throughout with modern spotlighting and oak furniture.

The light and bright interior and a warming palette of soft greys and neutral tones with splashes of vibrant colour creates a wonderful ambience and a relaxing atmosphere.

A cosy sitting room welcomes you, with a large corner sofa providing comfy seating for everyone and a wonderful slate fireplace with raised hearth and a warming woodburning stove, perfect for those chillier evenings in front of the TV watching your favourite movie.

The dining room is equally inviting and perfect for enjoying a romantic meal or family get-together, and the turned staircase, occupying one corner is a lovely feature and leads up to two well-appointed and stylish bedrooms, the main bedroom boasting a king-size bed, decorative cast iron fireplace and an en-suite basin and WC, whilst the twin room is ideal for the children.

The modern kitchen with classic cream units and oak block worktops is well-equipped and caters for all your needs, but with a choice of pubs and eating establishments close by, all offering evening meals, I doubt you’ll want to cook - after all, you are on holiday!

The shower room is located on the ground floor off the kitchen and has a fantastic walk-in double shower, basin with vanity and WC.

The rear patio and courtyard garden offers your own little oasis of peace and privacy and is an ideal spot to enjoy early morning coffee or alfresco dining.

There is also a very useful shed for bikes.

A short stroll from the cottage and you are in Dolgellau's pretty town centre, offering a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants.

Starting from the town is the Mawddach Trail, from where walking and cycling take in spectacular coastal and mountain scenery of the beautiful National Park, and the renowned mountain bike centre at Coed-y-Brenin is a short drive away.

Slightly further afield, enjoy the stunning architectural gem of Portmeirion, take a historical trip to Harlech Castle, a World Heritage Site or enjoy the industrial heritage of the Blaenau Ffestiniog slate works and steam railway.

For something a little more relaxing, a day on the beach perhaps?

Beach lovers will find the beaches at Barmouth, Harlech and Fairbourne very accessible from here.

With so much to see and do this wonderful cottage is the perfect place to explore the beautiful mountains or the stunning coastline.

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About the location


Fairbourne 10 miles; Barmouth 20 miles; Aberdovey 10 miles.

This small, beautiful market town is located in the heart of southern Snowdonia, between the imposing Cader Idris mountain range and the sea. It’s a superb base for a holiday - perfect for combining the many outdoor pursuits on offer in Snowdonia with relaxing days out on the soft sandy beaches of Barmouth, Fairbourne and Aberdovey. The town itself offers a good selection of shops, five pubs and a wine bar, along with a number of excellent restaurants, cafes and two bakeries, that produce fresh bread and cakes each day. Dolgellau is home to over 200 listed buildings, allegedly the highest concentration in the whole of Wales, and the town is also a designated 'cycle break centre' boasting a range of dedicated cycle routes all around the area. Close by is the Coed y Brenin mountain bike trail and this location is ideal for quiet outdoor recreation with superb scenery, mountains, forests, waterfalls, castles and beaches all close to hand.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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