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Pandy Isaf

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Dolserau, Near Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage but a few issues with information provided, namely, no instructions for cooker which we had some difficulties with, a non functioning light on one staircase, the wrong WiFi details in the information, and an incorrect phone number for the caretaker who we tried to phone to address the problems."

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.1Nov 2023

  • "A lovely family feel to this home, great spaces / layout, well equipped, in a great location."

    We were a group of 7 adults, 2 children and a dog, plenty of space for relaxing quiet time and those memorable group meals and games time ….. would recommend this house to any large group

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 2023

  • "It’s a great place to stay in beautiful view and very peaceful definitely enjoy the nature"

    Reviewed by Devshi5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a very relaxing stay in this beautiful, clean and well maintained property."

    Particularly enjoyed the garden and river location. Easy drive to Dolgellau and stunning countryside and beaches. Super helpful host and housekeeper.

    Thank you for your lovely review, we hope to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Sep 2022

  • "Ideal property for a group of people with social and private spaces."

    Beds are in need of new mattresses. Property could do with a thorough clean, whilst bedding and linens spotless the kitchen, utensils, cabinets and walls need cleaning and many cobwebs throughout the house. A file with instructions for all electricals and useful information regarding nearest supermarkets would also be helpful.

    Hi there, a Floral binder is provided with all of our instructions, apologies this may have been missed during your stay, we ask our team to leave this in the island for all guests to see, We wished you would have contacted us during your stay as we would have been happy to help rectify these for your booking. We have since employed a new team of cleaners, we hope you return to see what improvements we have made. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon3.1Sep 2022

  • "No tv in mezzanine bedroom and No tumble dryer - spec needs to be updated."

    The tv in the private upstairs snug didn’t work, no instructions found. Disappointed there were no tea and coffee making facilities in bedrooms and no Wi-Fi reception except for the kitchen, snug and mezzanine bedroom. All beds would benefit from mattress upgrade. The property would also benefit from a professional clean. A clearly visible file with instructions for all electrical equipment would be useful. That said, it is an interesting property with good communal social spaces and allows for privacy when desired. We were a group of 6 (3couples). An ideal location to explore with great walks on the doorstep. The garden is beautifully maintained but some of the front patio furniture was broken so could not seat everyone near the river.

    Thank you for your feedback, we have 2 mezzanine bedrooms ( only one of them has a television). Prior to your booking some guests had broken our tumble dryer, we are very sorry that this couldn't be replaced in time for your booking, I can confirm we now have a brand new one in the property. We checked the TV following your stay and found no issues. There is a floral binder with all of our instructions,, apologies this may have been missed during your stay, we ask our team to leave this in the island for guests to use . We now have a new team of cleaners working for us and the property is now a much better standard. issues aside we hope you enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael3.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a great time at Pandy Isaf."

    Nice and quite in a great setting. The house had great facilities.

    Reviewed by Alastair5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a special property in a wonderful location!"

    We loved how the original and new parts of the building complimented each other perfectly. The cottage was great for our family holiday it was set out so we all had our private space when we needed it. The garden is fabulous the local walks are stunning! Can’t wait to go back,

    Reviewed by Nicola4.4Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely weekend in this cottage - the location was perfect with ample parking on the driveway and a Starbucks only a short drive away for a morning coffee on the way to Barmouth beach!"

    The house was really large and there were so many bedrooms and bathrooms we were spoilt for choice. The children and dog enjoyed playing in the beautiful garden and there were ample tables and chairs outside for us to relax in. We couldn’t find a BBQ so we bought ourselves a small outdoor grill for the Saturday night. Otherwise the property had everything we could have needed and we were sad to leave at the end of our weekend.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay in great location."

    Ideal for our family get together. Spacious with plenty of communal areas. Lovely setting near to pretty Torrent Walk. Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Kate4.4Apr 2022

  • "An absolutely stunning and wonderful place!"

    We had a family reunion here in November and couldn't have chosen a more perfect venue! Immaculately clean and extremely comfortable rooms, the owner David really went "the extra mile" to ensure our stay was unforgettable and it was gratefully appreciated. A hidden gem ,,we enjoyed our stay so much we will be booking again soon!! Thanks David and his housekeeping staff,,hope you all have a wonderful Christmas

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Nov 2021

  • "When we came across this place we thought there must be a catch as it looked so good, but we were wrong, as it exceeded our expectations."

    Two weeks here wasn’t quite enough as there is so much to see in the locality as well as just enjoying being in the space. Having 4 rooms with en-suite bathrooms was wonderful. The beds and sitting areas were comfortable and above all the kitchen was fantastic to cook in, with quality appliances and very well equipped. The owner responded very quickly to our requests too. The location of this place was great. We took bikes and could easily cycle through Dolgellau to the coast along the Mawddach Trail. The views are amazing across the estuary to the sea. We can also recommend Torrent Walk near the house, Precipice walk and Foel-Offrwm walks (accessible from a car park above Dolgellau), Cregennan Lakes above Arthog and the RSPB reserve at Ynys-hir. Having a river running through the garden was really spectacular when it rains, but be careful if you have dogs or children as it runs with a huge torrent. We would highly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by M5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage is for 8 people two more comfortable seats in the sitting room off the dinning room would be bettter than the otterman."

    Also another 2 round the table in the garden making 8. It was a pity the cushions for the garden furniture couldn’t have been put in a box to keep them dry. But really the place was very good we had a great time

    Reviewed by Sara4.4Sep 2021

  • "Pandy Isaf is a very quiet, private and luxurious gem of a place."

    It's setting is stunning; it oozes charm and character; and, feels like a real home-from-home. The rooms and spacious and all finishes and fittings are all top quality. The kitchen is amazing and we spent a lot of our time lounging on the terrace with the large bi-fold doors open - making one large lounge-kitchen-garden-dining living space. Pandy Isaf is basically 2 connected houses. The original old ancient stone cottage with cosy lounge, kitchen, terrace and master suite above. Then via the central utility (2 steps) to the larger more recent extension with ground floor bedroom, ground floor cloakroom-WC, large dining and lounge/sunroom - living area & front terrace - 2 bedrooms above sharing a small landing. It's the generous and thoughtful attention to detail that makes you feel so much at home - books, lamps, decanters, games, art, maps and guides, CDs/DVDs etc etc. The kitchen is so generously stocked with spices and essentials, crocks, utensils, pots and pans, storage bins - all top quality everything you could wish for - was there. The large cooking range is brilliant and there are 2 fridges (one in the extension), an upright freezer and a built in fridge freezer. The owners were kind enough to leave us a lovely welcoming gift (which disappeared the first night) - thank you! The stream splits around an island along the edge of the garden and the 'visible' section along the garden edge does not flow if there has been little rain. But you can hear it clearly - and catch a glimpse near the entrance gate. In summary, Pandy Isaf is a very special and generous home in a lovely and peaceful setting in an excellent location for exploring and local amenities. Vicinity:- The location is ideal for exploring beautiful Cody Brennan Forest (superb cycle trails), Cadair Idris mountain and the Barmouth coast. Dolgellau is charming. We were treated to an impromptu rugby choir (all in club uniform) signing in the beer terrace of the stag in - magical! You must not miss the torrent walk - a short but steep walk away (we dropped off the less- able by car). It is simply stunning and very atmospheric. The path on the north side (closest to Pandy Isaf) is pretty level - hard surfaced and well maintained - there are a few stairs further along the walk. The Co-op in Dolgellau is large & well stocked - some nice shops in the town too. There is a nice steak-house (amongst other eateries) and a couple of decent pubs with outside seating. The Cross Foxes is a lovely country inn (5 mins drive) with excellent food and views from the accessible terrace. The drive from the Cross Foxes to Llyn Mwyngil lake (lakeside dining too) and beyond that suns alongside Cadair Idris mountain is stunning. At Dol Idris (same road - closer to the inn) there is a lovely accessible walk around a nature reserve. The George III is also a nice pub with decent food, overlooking a tidal river with quaint toll-bridge - can be very busy in peak season. Accessibility: My wife has moderately limited mobility - but she managed with a little assistance. Those more limited mobility may find the steps to get around the property more challenging (as advised in the Sykes' description). There is a single step up from the car park to the front path, The grass banks either side are (steeply) sloping up to the level of the front path. From the path (which is reasonably well compacted slate chippings) and about 20 yds long - the older cottage front door has a shallow step up and down over the threshold. Once inside the ground floor is level (lounge/dining-kitchen/terrace); The newer extension, with the ground floor bedroom and downstairs cloaks, is accessed from the older cottage via the utility room and has 2 steps (one quite high). You can also reach the newer extension via its separate front door - 3 steps down from path to it's own front terrace/seating area then 2 steps up to the front door. Once inside the dining area, GF bedroom and cloaks are on the same level. The lounge/sunroom is one step down from front door. Hope this helps - We would go back to Pandy Isaf in a heartbeat - delightful!

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2021

  • "The house setting is wonderful it had everything we needed."

    The house is home from home and has lots of added extras you wouldn’t normally get in a holiday let. The secure garden was enjoyed by our dog bella and we all enjoyed sitting out in the sun on the patio. Lots of lovely walks and visited eatery’s in the village and the local taxi man Steve was a star bringing us fish and chips for our last supper. A 5 star holiday enjoyed by all our group, cant wait to return.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2021

  • "Location and property fabulous but at this level and rates we would have expected a much higher quality of cleanliness."

    It was not our expectation that we would have to do some cleaning before we could use the oven and bbq and a few other items. Its a shame because Pandy Isaf is a stunning property and deserving of 5 Stars but with those 5 starts comes an expectation that the place would be spotlessly clean. Particularly the oven, the grill was unusable it was that dirty.

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in Pandy Isaf."

    The house is wonderful and we had two families with adult children who stayed there along with one dog. The house is an ideal place to rent and has a huge garden with a stream running through it. It has all the facilities that you would need including a bbq which we used almost every day. There is a small supermarket in the local village which was ideal for essentials but we did manage to get an online supermarket delivery to the house on our first night which was ideal. Barmouth is only a short drive away and we did also go on some nice walks. Would definitely recommend the house.

    Reviewed by Rajni5.0May 2021

  • "I love the place!"

    Please make sure you have in house these following things as we could not find them: 1. Broom 2. Extra toilet papers 3. Trash bags Regards, Vlad

    Reviewed by Cristina5.0Apr 2021

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  • Over two floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with a private first-floor sitting room with double sofa bed and TV, en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x mezzanine king-size with TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be super-king-size on request) with TV and en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining seating
  • Utility
  • Dining room with dual-aspect woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with dual-aspect woodburning stove
  • Snug with woodburning stove
  • Oil-fired central heating, dual-aspect woodburning stove and woodburning stove
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, 2 x dishwasher
  • Smart TV, 3 x TV, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for five cars
  • Private landscaped lawned garden with patio and seating areas
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.6 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: Dogs are not permitted in the bedrooms, upstairs, or on any of the furniture
  • Note: There is a step down into the sitting room from the hallway and two steps up to the kitchen from the utility, property may not be suitable for the elderly or infirm
  • Note: There is a river in the garden; children and pets to be supervised at all times.

The property

Dlgellau 2 miles - A spectacular detached self-catering cottage, resting in a riverside setting beside the River Clywedog, on the outskirts of Dolgellau, Pandy Isaf is a beautiful holiday base for families or friends seeking a luxurious base in the heart of Wales.

Formerly a Fulling Mill, the cottage has been stylishly extended to offer guests 21st century luxury and a wonderful range of contemporary amenities to assist you on your stay in the Snowdonia National Park.

Admire the tremendous exterior of the property, taking a stroll along the gravelled pathway leading you inside this splendid abode.

Kick off your boots in the spacious hallway, admiring the characterful exposed oak beams, before stepping down into the traditionally-styled sitting room, where you can begin your retreat relaxing with your loved ones discussing a fun-filled itinerary for your stay, the woodburning stove bringing a welcome warmth to the room as well as boasting a dual-aspect through to the formal dining room where you can enjoy a home-made meal when you're not out sampling the delicious eateries of Dolgellau.

The spacious kitchen presenting an eclectic interior of contemporary navy units and exposed stone walls hosts all you could need for a week-long stay, with a range of high quality appliances including an impressive SMEG range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and even one of two dishwashers to assist with the washing up, the convenient utility also hosting a separate fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine and tumble dryer too!

The kitchen also hosts a stylish breakfast bar and a table too where you can enjoy a hearty breakfast to prepare you for an adventure-packed day, or open up the bi-fold doors and step out onto the patio and enjoy dining alfresco amongst the soothing sounds of the river.

Relax into your evening within the snug where you can find a second woodburning stove as well as a Smart TV to catch up on all your favourite shows, while the ground floor also plays host to a convenient cloakroom and one of four beautiful bedrooms; perfect for a family with little ones or those with limited mobility, here you can find a king-size with an en-suite bathroom, as well as its own private first-floor sitting room with a sofa bed and TV, doubling up as a sleeping spot for two or a romantic hideaway for a couple.

From the snug you can find a set of stairs which will bring you to the second bedroom of a mezzanine king-size, also with an en-suite bathroom, this bright and airy spot is a true delight, while the further two bedrooms up a separate staircase consist of a super-king-size and a twin room, both benefiting from en-suite bathrooms too as well as handy zip/link functions to switch sizes to accommodate all your group needs.

Begin your day playing on the landscaped lawns with your loved ones and canine companion, before pulling on your walking boots and heading out to explore the wonders of the local area.

Situated just outside Dolgellau in the Snowdonia National Park, this boutique cottage is an ideal base from which to explore all the delights the Park has to offer.

Follow the wonderful Torrent Walk resting just a stone's throw away, where you can roam amongst the river and enjoy a peaceful picnic, or take a trip into the local town, accessed by either a steady stroll or a short car journey to be met by an array of eateries to take your pick from including pubs, cafés and restaurants, as well as a scatter of convenience stores and two bakeries to pick up some fresh ingredients for your self-catered cooking.

Dolgellau is an extremely scenic holiday base at any time of the year, sitting between the imposing Cader Idris mountain range and the sea, it offers easy access to an array of wonders, as well as the town itself boasting over 200 listed buildings to observe, allegedly the highest concentration in the whole of Wales!

With the town also being a designated 'cycle break centre', there are plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure, with the nearby Coed y Brenin mountain bike trail being particularly worth a visit.

Explore the many mountain peaks of Snowdonia, each offering its own unique but equally remarkable views, with walks for all abilities, or spend a day at the coast of Porthmadog to find a quaint harbour, plenty of history and a scatter of inviting eateries, with the nearby Italianate village of Portmeirion definitely well-worth visiting.

In easy reach of so much countryside and coastal excitement, Pandy Isaf is an exceptional choice for a scenic stay in Wales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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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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Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £500 for this property

This property offers the following short breaks:

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