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Maes Meillion

(Ref. 1021565)

Brithdir near Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "What an incredible holiday home."

    Immaculately clean. We felt at home as soon as we'd arrived. This is probably the best holiday home we've stayed in. A fully equipped kitchen which really good quality trays etc. Alot.if holiday homes lack this. Location was beautiful. Looking to rebook when a little warmer so we can use the garden more. Eirian was really lovely and the perfect host. Thank you for a fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2023

  • "Excellent property."

    Immaculately clean

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Oct 2023

  • "Such a wonderful home away from home."

    Loads of thoughtful details, such as dishwasher tablets, washing pods, bin liners all provided. Also a draw full of walking maps and books which we gratefully used. On arrival there was milk in the fridge as well as a lovely Welsh loaf cake and Welsh butter. Couldn’t have had a better stay. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Nicole5.0Jul 2023

  • "Beautiful house,Quiet location, lovely country views, house very well equipped, could not fault this holiday home."

    Erian the owner was the perfect host. Could not have been more helpful, would definetly return.

    Reviewed by Grenville5.0Jun 2023

  • "Our stay at Maes Mellion was truly a wonderful experience."

    The cottage is a true home from home with many well thought out amenities and comforts which made it a lovely place to base our selves for a great stay in North Wales. The owner, Eirian, was genuinely friendly and always in hand if we need advice and went out of her way to help us choose the best things to do in a week that was far too short. So that means we must come back and spend some more time in Maes Mellion and we really can’t wait . Incredible cottage, fabulous hospitality and spectacular views from the garden. What more could you want!

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with fantastic views."

    A cosy place to stay, enjoy and relax, and close to a number of excellent places to see in north Wales. We thoroughly enjoyed our time at Maes Meillion.

    Reviewed by Ezekiel5.0May 2023

  • "A beautifully property and very well supplied with everything you need to make your holiday special."

    A lovely spot with a very well thought out garden with under cover seating should you need it, topped of with a picturesque view. The owner is right on hand should you need them but very discrete. Top location for touring the whole of North Wales and beyond. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, delightfully decorated with everything needed for a comfortable stay."

    Very quiet area with many places to visit nearby. The owner was very helpful and we much appreciated the Bara Brith and Welsh butter left for us to enjoy. Plenty of books, games, toys and info of places to visit. Definitely 5 star accommodation! Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "Superb holiday home with everything that you would need"

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Mar 2023

  • "Maes Meillion is a beautiful comfortable family home from home."

    All the facilities are very modern. The views from the back and front garden are stunning mountains with sheep grazing. Eirian the owner is very kind and friendly, we felt very relaxed at the house. Also the location of the house is not far from the beach, Port Meirion and other interesting places. Thank you Maya

    Reviewed by Maya5.0Mar 2023

  • "Really fantastic accommodation with a great host."

    Been coming to Wales for many years and this is the best cottage we have stayed in. Perfect location for walking, cycling and fast jets

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fantastic house in a beautiful area."

    Beautifully maintained and equipped and very comfortable, spacious, quiet, roomy. Totally enjoyed our stay - we come once or twice yearly to the Dolgellau area and have stayed a few times in Brithdir as it is a perfect base for many great walks. This was by far the best property we've stayed in over twenty or more years of visiting from SE England. Many thanks to the kind owner.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Nov 2022

  • "This is our second time staying at the property."

    Excellent communication with the owner. Everything is of a high standard.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "Maes Meillion is a stunning house to stay at set within a walker’s paradise."

    It is a very clean, well presented and fully equipped (especially the kitchen) thanks to the lovely owner Eirian. The welcome bundle was a great touch too. Plenty of amazing walks from the doorstep or within a fifteen-minute drive. My husband also enjoyed the epic mountain bike trails this part of Wales has to offer and we both cannot wait to come back in 2023!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2022

  • "It’s a beautiful cottage, very well maintained, wouldn’t have asked for anything better than this."

    We had a really good time there. It is a perfect base for exploring Snowdonia in general. I will recommend it to everyone.

    Reviewed by Shweta5.0Aug 2022

  • "MaesMeillion was by far and away the best holiday home we have ever stayed at"

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is our second stay at Maes Meillion and it was just as perfect as we remembered."

    Stunning garden, beautifully decorated house and a v well equipped kitchen. Owner was extremely helpful with ideas of where we could walk. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sally-anne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely first class property."

    Set in a stunning location with fabulous views front and back. Having done rental in this country and abroad this is one of the best we have stayed in. The house is in a fantastic location even on the not such good days weather wise there was always the wildlife birds woodpecker pheasants etc to watch. A really lovely environment to chill out from a busy working life. The owner has thought of everything for home from home experience. The bedding towels etc top class. There is no negatives about this house. The owner really warm and pleasant and very very helpful. We wish her every success for the future. The welcome goodies a lovely touch. Gill and Ivor James.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Jul 2022

  • "Probably the best holiday home we have ever stayed in."

    Exceptional standard of facilities and cleanliness with lots of small extras that we really appreciated. Great patio with lovely mountain views. Easy access and good parking.

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Jun 2022

  • "We cannot recommend this property enough, it felt like home from home and Eirian being next door in our opinion made our stay more special."

    The views are stunning from the front and rear. We were lucky enough to see foals over the back fence. There is so much to do locally and the house is a great base to explore North Wales.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was delightful, in a quiet location and with lovely views."

    It was in a perfect situation for our purpose of doing the Mary Jones Walk from Llanfihangel to Bala over five days. The well-equipped kitchen was a bonus and the detailed instructions very helpful. "Welcome" food items provided by our friendly and helpful host were much appreciated. Minor irritations such as the sticking bathroom door (noisy in the night!) and duvets that were too thick for our comfort in the mild weather, could easily be corrected. All-in-all a very good property that we would love to rent again.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4May 2022

  • "The house was absolutely stunning and exceptionally clean the area was ..."

    The house was absolutely stunning and exceptionally clean the area was beautiful errian the owner was absolutely lovely would totally recommend this property and the countryside is totally breath taking looking forward to a return visit and the wild life was sublime

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2022

  • "***PERFECT*** This is the only word to describe Maes Meillion."

    We enjoyed a wonderful week in April at this property - enhanced by lovely sunny weather! The garden backs on to fields which were full of new born lambs bleating and birds singing - it was just so relaxing! The kitchen at Maes Meillion is the best equipped we have ever experienced in a holiday cottage. The whole property has been lovingly presented by Eirian, who is on hand just next door should you need her (very friendly but certainly not intrusive). If you are into walking and cycling - there are plenty of options to cater for all abilities - all within a 20 minute drive. We wish Eirian every success in her new business venture (though we would prefer this place to remain a secret, as it is bound to be fully booked after all the positive reviews being left!)

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Apr 2022

  • "The property is absolutely gorgeous."

    The owner has done a fab job with the property. Very clean and tidy. All essentials are in place, very well looked after, we would love to return in the summer one time as the weather was poor on some days. Noted to owner that Sykes says property has Sky and it now doesn’t. Owner is also lovely and very friendly

    Reviewed by Kirsty4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a fabulous holiday at Maes Meillion."

    It's a beautiful bungalow with stunning views from the back garden. Really well equipped and spotless. Big, bright rooms and super comfy beds. Lots to do out and about. As a family with with a 3 and 5 year old we visited Barmouth, Fairbourne, kids loved the miniature railway and both have beautiful beaches. Harlech Castle, stunning, and we did a couple of the local walks. The owner is just next door and is extremely helpful and friendly and we had a few nice treats on arrival, thanks for a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely welcome."

    Provided for us very well..friendly owner Great space in house and outside...hope to visit again thanks for Bara brith etc...thanks Norah

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous place Fabulous home Lots of luxury in the house ..."

    Absolutely fabulous place Fabulous home Lots of luxury in the house However it was the Wrong time of year for us in February - the weather was awful The internet didn’t work for the last four days of our holiday (something wrong with the mast) This interrupted the use of film night with the kids I did need to use the internet also for personal reasons- so we had to find cafe with internet usage

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Feb 2022

  • "Maes Meillion is a 5 star plus property with everything you need for a comfortable and enjoyable stay in mid Wales, Eirian was a wonderful hostess and was on hand for any questions without being intrusive."

    On arrival property was spotless and bright and warm as the fire and some lights having been left on ready for us, the beds were very comfortable a struggle to get out of each morning.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Nov 2021

  • "What an outstanding, beautiful, cosy, loving home !"

    Everything was absolutely perfect in every single way ! The communication with the owner was exceptional. The house itself has been decorated to such a high standard but felt so cosy and loving at the same time . I would recommend anyone to stay here. It’s set in such a beautiful part of Wales with views to die for . I am already looking to book again and feel I have found my second home. Such a beautiful experience . Thank you so much for making us all fee so welcome and slowing us to stay in your most beautiful home ❤️

    Reviewed by Stacy5.0Nov 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    The standard of everything is excellent.

    Reviewed by Darshan5.0Nov 2021

  • "Felt like a home everything considered, finish high standard and very comfortable ."

    Lovely outdoor space with wonderful scenery . The owner was outstanding with her welcome, availability and kindness nothing was a problem. Look forward to another holiday there. Thank you!

    Reviewed by G5.0Oct 2021

  • "Extremely well equipped with high quality throughout."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "This is a fantastic property and Eirian has done an amazing job making sure every need is met."

    We had a lovely week away with our toddler and felt so welcomed. Dolgellau is a great base for exploring southern Snowdonia. We’d like to come back as there was too much to cram into just one week.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Sep 2021

  • "We are a group of 5 friends who love walking."

    Mae Meilion is perfectly situated to assess some lovely walks around Dolgellau. The cottage is very comfortable and beautifully decorated, inside and out. We were very lucky to have some glorious weather and were able to enjoy the garden and outside seating gratefully. We all enjoyed our stay very much and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2021

  • "Maes Mellion is the perfect cottage."

    So spacious. Fantastic host, everything you need is there. Lots of lovely walks central to visit all attractions/landmarks. Recommend the butchers for meat and able to use the BBQ supplied at the cottage. You will not be disappointed when booking this cottage and in this stunning part of Wales.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2021

  • "Highly recommend this rental home, the photos really don’t do it justice, it’s just beautiful."

    The owner has really thought of everything, as soon as you walk through the door it has a wow factor! A lot of love & care has gone into the holiday home, something the owner should be very proud off. Was the perfect first staycation holiday for a family of five. Lots to do locally just a short drive away, two very lovely beaches close & just a lovely area to stay in, peaceful in the evenings & some lovely restaurants to also eat out in near by. The owner is lovely & very welcoming, if I could give this property more than 5 stars I would.

    Reviewed by Nadia5.0Aug 2021

  • "The house was amazing!"

    Very clean, comfortable and perfect. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Jul 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Maes Meillion!"

    The house was superbly equipped, we loved the location, so peaceful and quiet, but well appointed for the places we wanted to visit. The owner has thought of everything to ensure you have a wonderful stay and we were really sad to leave, it exceded all of our expectations. Thank you for everything, we cannot recommend this holiday cottage enough, we look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Debby5.0Jul 2021

  • "The property was extremely well furnished and resourced, it had everything that we could have needed and more."

    Really comfortable and the owner was lovely! Would really recommend a stay in this property. It's in a quiet setting with beautiful views.

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owner was extremely helpful with tips of where to walk etc."

    she had thought of everything you need for a relaxing holiday. The kitchen was very well equipped, along with the rest of the house. Lovely quiet village, but yet close to Dolgellau and to all the wonderful walking in the area.

    Reviewed by Sally-anne5.0Jul 2021

  • "The owner Eirian, has made this house into 5 star accommodation , everything you can think you might need Eirian’s already thought of ."

    The garden is beautiful too with a covered part if windy & having only the Walsh hills as your neighbours at the back is stunning and so relaxing ,sitting with a glass of wine in the evening . You feel relaxed the minute you walk through the door & Eirian is on hand if you need anything but not at all intrusive . The house is in a great place for lots of holiday activities , cycling ,the beach ,beautiful small Welsh towns or for the adventurous there’s Adventure zip wire parks . I couldn’t speak more highly of this house , spotless , designed for comfort and relaxation , would of happily spend another week there had we had the time . Thank you , Janice

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely quiet location."

    Such great walks nearby, after a long drive there we dont want to be in the car travelling the area. We had good weather so were able to enjoy the garden and barbeque .

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2021

  • "Maes Meillion has been decorated and furnished to a high standard with a fantastic view from the well equipped back garden."

    Personal greeting touches by the owner, such as cake, milk, butter and a bag of ice, were very thoughtful and much appreciated. It’s a great location for walking, biking at Coed y Brenin, the coast and many of the tourist attractions this area has to offer.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2021

  • "We were the first to rent this outstanding property since its total refurbishment by its new owner."

    Everything is to a very high standard, right down to the cutlery, with top quality appliances throughout. Beautiful views from the house front and back with horses in the field behind the relaxing garden. The owner has gone to a lot of trouble producing a booklet containing local walks, places to eat, things to see etc. Definitely a place to go back to.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining seating for two
  • Laundry/drying room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Oil central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, combi microwave/oven with warming drawer, fridge/freezer, wine chiller, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Rear enclosed courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4.1 miles, pub 3 miles
  • Note: There is one step down to the dining room, please mind your step.

The property

Dolgellau 4.2 miles.

Embark on a countryside adventure like no other with a stay at Maes Meillion, a beautiful dormer bungalow connected to the owner's home sitting within the spectacular Eryri (Snowdonia) National Park, in the heart of the village of Brithdir on the Old Roman Road, a stones throw from the village hall, and just a short drive from the market town of Dolgellau.

Offering accommodation for up to six guests, it provides a scenic family getaway to Wales at any time of year.

Venture into the hallway to be greeted by an impressive gallery landing, kicking off your shoes before stepping into the sitting room and lighting up the electric woodburning-effect fire to bring a homely aura to the room, while the grey and mustard tones create a relaxing ambiance.

The kitchen offers the perfect social space; a contemporary room hosting a wonderful range of high quality appliances, letting you prepare all your favourite family meals in no time, with a central island and seating for two, making a lovely spot for a romantic moment with your partner.

Step down into the dining room where all can gather to enjoy meal times, or choose to dine alfresco amidst in your very own private garden.

Begin your days beneath the shelter in the garden with stunning views of Cadair Idris on a clear day.

Also on the ground floor is a laundry/drying room ideal for walkers to hang up their wet gear with a boot rack above the boiler for 6 pairs of boots, while the first floor houses a luxurious bathroom where you can choose from an indulgent soak or a quick shower to start the day.

The double bedroom also benefits from its very own en-suite shower room, accompanied by spectacular views making this a truly special spot, while the super-king-size which boasts zip/link functions to be a twin on request as well as a further twin suitable for two adults, both making wonderful sleeping spots, each room hosts beautiful décor and crisp bed linens to unwind amongst.

Begin your days sat beneath the shelter of the garden, taking in your serene surroundings, before embarking on one of the many walks from your doorstep, the nearby Torrent Walk being particularly popular for its rewarding views and tranquil atmosphere.

Outdoor enthusiasts will also delight at the ample opportunities for mountain biking, climbing amidst the wonder of Cadair Idris and beyond, horse riding and so much more, offering something for every taste.

The market town of Dolgellau can also be reached by a steady walk or a short drive, where you will find all you could need for a wonderful self-catered stay including convenience stores, pubs, restaurants, cafés, bakeries and plenty more catering to all your cuisine needs, as well as the town boasting over 200 listed buildings to marvel at, supposedly the highest concentration in the whole of Wales!

A designated 'cycle break centre', there are plenty of opportunities to explore the area by bike, with the Coed y Brenin mountain bike trail also being within close reach, or venture out to the coastal town of Barmouth for a traditional day on the beach and the chance to try your hand at a watersport, or simply soak in the seaside views on a leisurely stroll with your loved ones.

Bala can also be reached via car where you will find even more opportunities for watersports and golf too, while Aberystwyth and Portmeirion boast their own unique wonders.

For a truly memorable stay in Wales, there's no better choice than Maes Meillion.

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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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