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Bryn Cemlyn

Ganllwyd near Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 4588)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 12

  • Bedrooms 5

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "The house was fantastic and the family"

    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2022

  • "We stayed in August 2 families Fantastic cottage set in the most beautiful location."

    The cottage was spacious even with 10 people, we all had our own space, the dinning room and outside area was large enough for us all to sit round and the games room was a great addition. The only thing that let the cottage down was the kitchen, there was not enough work space or cupboards for food nor were there any instructions on how to work the oven and it wasn't big enough for 10. Would I recommend this cottage absolutely as the location was perfect and we had an amazing time

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2021

  • "My friends / family who stayed with me said beds are not very comfortable ..."

    My friends / family who stayed with me said beds are not very comfortable otherwise everything is alright, we really like the location and the house

    Reviewed by TamaraJul 2021

  • "The property was amazing."

    When I booked this holiday I didn't realise how big and spacious it was. It was basic but comfortable. I found the oven difficult to use at first because the dials have worn away and the beds were a little worn. In the main lounge there are four large leather sofas, the room was massive , plenty of room for my family which consists of 6 adults, 2 toddlers (under 2 years) and 1 infant and 1 dog. We made use of the games room and to our joy we found bats in the cellar. The walk down to the river was a little tricky but added to the fun. Plenty of parking - we had 3 cars on the property. Due to covid we kept to ourselves so I can not honestly say how friendly the locals were as we didn't use any of the pubs but I am sure they were fine judging how friendly the owners were. The scenery was beautiful, I loved the house, we left Wales wanting to move and live there. As a family we will definitely be going back to the same house.

    Reviewed by NicolaSep 2020

  • "We all loved the house."

    Amazing walks from the door. Short drive to the beach at Barmouth. House is on a noisy road but we got used to it, it didn’t spoil our enjoyment of it. The owner was very friendly and extremely helpful when we had an issue with the fridge freezer. The games room provided hours of entertainment with table tennis and pool. Would definitely go again

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2020

  • "Honestly, blown away by the size and the facilities."

    We have already decided to make this an annual family holiday location! Loved it, beautiful setting and location.

    Reviewed by LindseySep 2020

  • "I couldn't in all honesty recommend this placet o people with very young but mobile children or people with mobility issues, far too many stairs."

    Having got that out of the way this house is fantastic, 3 x 3 seater settees plus 2 x 2 seaters in the living room and still not overcrowded. Very large kitchen and dining room. Good sized bedrooms only one of which wasn't en suite and the games room was a bonus. Yes it is on a main road, but I have heavier traffic going past my own home. Well situated to many attractions and OK the pub down the road isn't up to much, but there is a good selection of restaurants within easy reach. I would definitely book again and would recommend to adult parties

    Reviewed by JulieJul 2019

  • "Great location for walking and mountain biking"

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2019

  • "Bryn Cemlyn is a beautiful place to stay."

    My family had a fantastic time and will definitely be going back. The games room was a real hit (with the big kids too). With so much space my little one has now mastered the art of walking and climbing up and down stairs. Amazing

    Reviewed by GinaAug 2018

  • "A lovely property and definitely one I would recommend with a great location."

    The only thing I would say is that the listing needs updating. The listing describes a Pub within walking distance, however this has been closed for sometime.

    Reviewed by ChrisDec 2017

  • "Excellent base for a large group, as long as the bedroom arrangement suits (two triples)."

    Close to sea, forests and mountains, with walks directly from the house. It is on a busy road, but gated.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2017

  • "The beds were a little uncomfortable, but everything else was fab."

    Reviewed by JoanneNov 2016

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  • Over four floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x 2nd floor family room with double plus single & en-suite shower, basin, WC, 1 x 2nd floor twin, 1 x family room with king-size double plus single & 'Jack-&-Jill' en-suite with corner bath, shower cubicle, basin, WC (also accessed via landing), 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin, WC, 1 x double with basin
  • 2nd floor bathroom with bath, shower cubicle, basin, WC
  • First floor basin, WC
  • Ground floor basin, WC
  • Fitted kitchen with Newood cooking range
  • Dining room with TV/DVD
  • Living room with log-effect electric fire
  • Large basement with utility room & games room with pool table, table tennis & darts.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire in living room
  • Electric range with double oven & 5-ring ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer inc. icemaker, 2nd freezer in utility, washing machine, dishwasher, tumble dryer in utility, 2 x TV/DVDs
  • All fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • 2 x travel cots, 2 x highchairs
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Cellar storage for bikes inc. tap with hose
  • Front sitting area with furniture, & views over river & forest
  • Two dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 5 miles
  • Pub with restaurant 3 mins walk (along A470)
  • Note: Property is on the A470.

The property

A detached, stone-built, Victorian property in the scattered village of Ganllwyd, in the Coed-y-Brenin forest, 5 miles from Dolgellau.

A versatile Dolgellau cottage, this large house stands in its own grounds overlooking the River Mawddach and the wooded hills beyond.

This Dolgellau cottage is perfect for family breaks, providing spacious, well equipped accommodation including family bedrooms, four bathrooms, a spacious living room, games room and forest views from many rooms.

This Dolgellau cottage stands amidst beautiful scenic countryside in the Coed-y-Brenin Forest Park, renowned for its mountain bike routes, magnificent walking trails, spectacular waterfalls, nature reserves and other exciting outdoor pursuits.

Dolgellau is 5 miles away, offering shops, pubs and restaurants.

This impressive Dolgellau cottage is wonderfully situated for enjoying the surrounding National Park, as well as the huge sandy beaches of Barmouth and Fairbourne, ideal for family fun and watersports.

At the end of the day return to this imposing Dolgellau cottage to wine, dine and relax.

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About the location


Dolgellau 5 miles; Barmouth 10 miles.

The scattered village of Ganllwyd is surrounded by extensive Coed-y-Brenin Forestry Commission and NT parkland, at the head of the beautiful Mawddach Estuary, overlooked by the Cader Idris Mountain Range. The nearby town of Dolgellau is a superb base for a holiday - perfect for combining the outdoor pursuits of Snowdonia with relaxing days out on the sandy beaches of Barmouth, Fairbourne and Aberdovey. Dolgellau offers a good selection of shops, pubs and places to eat and there are excellent restaurants in many of the nearby coastal resorts. A location famous for wonderful mountain biking routes and walking trails, for quiet outdoor recreation with superb scenery, mountains, forests, spectacular waterfalls, castles and beaches all close to hand, but without the crowds!

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