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Cae Tanws Bach

(Ref. 949192)

Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful little home from home, everything we needed for a relaxing week away in a beautiful part of the country."

    We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here."

    The cottage is lovely. The area is fantastic. The parking situation could be a little hairy if you have a larger car. Parking in Dolgellau can be feisty. The bathroom would benefit from some updating. On the whole well worth a visit. We would come back. Thank you Debra and Mr Debra.

    Reviewed by Cassandra3.8Dec 2023

  • "Great cottage and about the 4th time we've stayed, Everything you could need for a base camp to explore the local area and further afield with the parking permit provided."

    The only small qualm we had is that the mattress good do with updating in the main bedroom but no biggy. Debra is a great host and even decorated the cottage ready for Xmas, would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage with everything you could need."

    Debra was great with giving us all the information we needed and checking we were ok after we had arrived. We will be back very soon!

    Reviewed by Hollie5.0Sep 2023

  • "We were expecting great things from Dolgellau based on previous reviews."

    However a lot of shops were closed, there was no market and only 1 coffee shop suitable to take our dog. The cottage had everything we needed. It was very dark though and decor quite tired. The bathroom in particular (downstairs and stairs VERY steep) could do with a refurb. Weather was awful and we ended up leaving early. Not our greatest Sykes holiday!

    Reviewed by Sandra2.8Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and town"

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, ideal for my needs for a walking holiday."

    Good bus links to Barmouth,Bala, Machynlleth, Aberystwyth and Porthmadog. Would definitely use again if I was holidaying in the area. The owner, Debra, very helpful and kind.

    Reviewed by Dylan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic location only 2 mins to town centre , bathroom could do with a update but that"s being picky !"

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Jun 2023

  • "This small cottage was exactly as described online."

    It had everything we expected. Dolgellau is a lovely little town and the surrounding areas are great for sightseeing and exploring.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely relaxing stay, heating could have been on a bit longer given the time of year, but we understand about costs."

    We found everyone friendly and welcoming in this pretty market town and would recommend this property as it's good value in a central spot to visit North Wales.

    Reviewed by Tina4.7Feb 2023

  • "Great property for small family, cosy and very comfortable."

    Really close to all amenities. Beautiful scenery close by, all within around 20min drive. I would recommend it to anyone who loves quiet, relaxing holidays with lots of walks and close to nature.

    Reviewed by Ewa4.7Feb 2023

  • "Excellent value for money."

    Lovely lady owner who was very kind and helpful. Wonderful shower-very powerful and hot. The owner is probably making a loss at the incredible price-the outgoings and general costs of running a business like this will be far greater than the price we were charged for a week's stay-agents fees/house insurances/rates/wifi/fuel bills etc etc. Would return again. Dolgellau is a great little town.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jan 2023

  • "We've been to this property several times now and it never disappoints!"

    Absolutely love arriving after several hours on the road to find milk, tea, coffee and bara brith awaiting us.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jan 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage, comfy & warm with all you need."

    Dolgellau is a lovely small town with cafes & shops, even an old fashoined hard ware shop & Roberts coffee shop is something to be experienced. Lots to do, wonderful scenery nearby.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Dec 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean and well equipped."

    It was in a very good location for exploring all areas of Southern Snowdonia. We would definitely stay there again. There is very limited on-street parking but a car park permit was supplied for the main long stay car park which could be used in a number of other car parks.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely, clean, cosy cottage."

    Very convenient for the town facilities but still quiet. Parking difficult immediately outside cottage on narrow street but can drop off and park about 8 mins walk away in car park (parking permit provided)

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a problem with the TV but following a call to the owner this was sorted immediately."

    We had a lovely time staying in this sweet little cottage which had everything we needed. It was not possible to park near the cottage but there was a long stay car park nearby with a permit which worked perfectly. This permit could also be used in many more car parks so we saved on lots of parking fees.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2022

  • "The cottage was cosy & well equipped & just a couple minutes walk from the town centre."

    Parking was provided at the local car-park by way of a parking permit, which also allowed us to use the car parks in other towns in the county (very handy!) The shower room was,er, different but we soon got the hang of it. All in all a handy base for exploring the local area and the mountain views were amazing. Oh, and the barra brith on arrival was delicious! Would like to stay again in the future

    Reviewed by David4.4May 2022

  • "A lovely little cottage, spotlessly clean, would be happy to return"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2022

  • "Access to the cottage by car is not advised as residents need the space therefore its quite a hike to the rugby club which is the long stay carpark but you are given a pass to park so its free."

    Cottage is welcoming, warm and has a well equipped kitchen. Many enjoyable places to visit and beautiful views.

    Reviewed by Kenneth3.8Mar 2022

  • "We had a great stay, such a nice little cottage with everything you need."

    Lots of areas to explore close by or within an hours drive. Owner was very nice and called me a few days to get there on how to get the key to get in and parking etc.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Feb 2022

  • "Really cosy little place, very clean, would stay here again, only problem is the parking, it was almost impossible to park nearby, even just to unload the car."

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a great holiday the cottage was great the area was fantastic overall we had a fantastic holiday."

    Reviewed by Melvyn5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, fairly central and very friendly neighbours."

    Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Leighann5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great location and clean."

    I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Biniyam5.0Jul 2021

  • "A wonderful holiday home in a wonderful location."

    A great place to access the glorious Snowdonia mountains and the wonderful northern coast. Adored our time here and only wish we could return week after week. Clean, with all the amenities you could wish for. Warm and comfortable. Locals very welcoming, bakery fabulous and fish and chip shop very tasty. Even the gift shops kept us entertained. And of course, the views surround the village ensure you are forever blown away by this very special part of Wales. Finally scored 10/10 for our dog, Arnie. Comfy curl-ups, warm nights and lots of squirrels to get excited about on our walks.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Sep 2020

  • "The bed a little low and stairs steep for a disabled person."

    No garden for the dog but everything else was really nice. The area was lovely too

    Reviewed by Paula4.4Sep 2020

  • "A lovely week of walks, wine and whisky!"

    Love the cottage ... warm and cosy. Walks straight from the door and the town has great places to eat and drink. The host is very attentive. I will be back!

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Nov 2019

  • "Nice cottage in good location."

    Ground floor was cold when 1 degree outside, thermostat was capped at 21 degrees.

    Reviewed by Peter3.1Oct 2019

  • "This cottage is extremely well equipped and in an ideal location, close to all amenities, however it accepts one dog but alas has NO outside secure area at all, therefore if you have to take your dog out in the middle of the night it means you have to get fully dressed and walk the street."

    I couldn't relax at all and feel that this cottage should state that there is NO facility to allow your dog out, very misleading and as it rained nearly all week even more reason to come home early. DISAPPOINTED.

    Reviewed by Robert2.8Sep 2019

  • "Cae Tanws Bach is a lovely comfortable cottage which is adequately equipped."

    We spent an enjoyable week there. The surrounding area is stunning with excellent walking ..... but most of all the local people are absolutely delightful!!

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Sep 2019

  • "Amazing cottage in an amazing location ."

    The local town is on your door step with some amazing pubs , we loved eating at the royal ship and sitting outside enjoying the sunshine . A great central location to discover other local towns , Bamforth , Porthmadog , Bala .

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great location in the town."

    Cottage owner very welcoming. Lovely personal touch, welcome note on arrival. Good advice on parking and parking permit available

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Jan 2019

  • "The accommodations were simply amazing."

    Absolutely loved the little gifts the owner left for us including having the place decorated for the holidays. Enjoyed our stay so much that we hated having to pack after 2 weeks to go back home. Have stayed in Dolgellau before and really appreciated having a pass to park our vehicle at the long-term car park.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Dec 2018

  • "Beautiful location and cottage, both perfect for our needs."

    View from the front window was amazing! Cottage had a very homey feel and we wouldn’t fault a thing. Location was ideal with shops within walking distance. Parking was limited so the parking permit provided was perfect. Overall rice was very reasonable, and our dog was welcomed, which was perfect for us. Thank you so much for a wonderful holiday! p

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage is in a terrific location, right in the main bit of Dolgellau."

    There is a super restaurant, 'Y Sospan', a short walk away. The cottage is compact and easy to manage. The cottage owner provided a parking permit which we were able to use at some other locations too (but do check on the sheet provided as some are pay-and-display). The large car park on the entrance road to Dolgellau is pay-and-display, but the residents' parking area is BEHIND that car park (carry on down the narrow road) in front of the town's rugby club. This is a much better the trying to park outside the cottage (and it is only a couple of minutes' walk). We were very pleased with our stay.

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2018

  • "Great home from home the little touches that make a difference cake and fresh ..."

    Great home from home the little touches that make a difference cake and fresh milk in fridge to name just 2 very close to all amenities

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely cosy cottage, well equipped with everything you need, clean, comfortable, very near the town centre and amenities, and perfect for a week away."

    Reviewed by Chrissie5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was ideal clean homely and a fair price , only down side , the ..."

    The cottage was ideal clean homely and a fair price , only down side , the owner/ caretaker never once contacted us to check things were ok , and she only lived 5 mins away , other than that a perfect holiday , Thank you

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jun 2018

  • "Unlike the weather, this was a very warm cottage that was clean and comfortable."

    There is plenty to see and do near by especially if you enjoy walking and cycling like us. If your an indoor person or do not like travelling about much then the area would be limited on what it has it has to offer especially during bad weather.

    Reviewed by David3.8Oct 2017

  • "We had a lovely week."

    Lovely little village, with lots to do. Good to have wifi in the cottage,as had a teenager with us.

    Reviewed by Angela4.2Aug 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable bed and hope to book again."

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2017

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 single
  • Ground floor wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first served basis
  • There is also a long stay pay & display car park close by, 2 mins walk from the cottage
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (downstairs only)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Stairs are steep and care should be taken.

The property

This lovely end-terrace cottage is situated in the centre of the beautiful market town of Dolgellau on the end of the Cambrian mountains in North Wales.

The cottage is on a quiet road and is ideal for a romantic break and for exploring this beautiful part of the country.

There are two steps up from the front door into the comfortable sitting room with beams, which has an electric fire and a dining area where you can have your morning breakfast before starting out on your adventures.

On the ground floor there is also a wet room with shower, basin and WC.

Upstairs there are two bedrooms, a double with TV and a single bedroom.

This delightful cottage is just a short stroll to the town’s tea rooms, restaurants, pubs and shops.

There are numerous activities in the area including Coed-y-Brenin which is the largest mountain bike trail centre in Wales.

Join the Mawddach Trail where you can enjoy walking and cycling and wonder at the spectacular coastal and mountain scenery.

Alternatively, why not spend a few days relaxing on the sandy beaches at Aberdovey, Barmouth or Fairbourne?

This is a super holiday cottage to enjoy at any time of the year.

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About the location


Fairbourne 9.3 miles; Barmouth 10 miles; Aberdovey 23.2 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.

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