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Tyn Llwyn

Llanelltyd near Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 938914)

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  • Sleeps 7

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • “The property was nestled in between ...”
    The property was nestled in between mountains and when we arrived we couldn't appreciate just how stunning the view was until the cloud lifted to reveal all. ...
    The property was nestled in between mountains and when we arrived we couldn't appreciate just how stunning the view was until the cloud lifted to reveal all. Don't think the pictures online do this property justice as you cannot get the sense of just how remote this property is. There should be more pictures of the views to and from the property. Also, from the photos, we didn't realize how spacious this grade 2 listed building is. Very quirky, roomy, comfortable and cosy with the two log burners and Aga. Beds were comfy too and plenty of hot water. Possibly a mirror in each would have been useful and three rooms lacked wardrobe space, but not really a negative. The four of us and two doggies really enjoyed our Christmas here. Lovely welcome from owner who also brought up some Christmas dec's and lights for the tree, previously put up upon our request, thanks. Stunning walks, but dogs have to be on leads directly from the house as plenty of sheep around. Also there are old mine shafts still visible, and although they have been fenced off, you need to be careful and stick to the paths. A little drizzle of snow also made this area very beautiful indeed. Very lovely all in all. Thank you.
    - Mrs Howells, December 2017


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

Llanelltyd 2 miles.

A delightful stone-built, Grade II listed former farmhouse, set high up in a peaceful, isolated location, on the foothills of Y Garn Mountain yet only two miles from the village of Llanelltyd, in Southern Snowdonia.

Oozing character and coming complete with lots of original features, Tyn Llywn offers spacious and comfortable accommodation for larger families or groups of friends who are in need of a relaxing holiday in an away-from-it-all location.

Boasting spectacular views of the Cader Idris Mountain, as soon as you arrive at this property you will be in awe of the tranquillity and outstanding beauty that this holiday home has to offer.

When you approach the entrance to this characterful property, you’ll notice the adjacent stone barn, where you can store your bikes.

As you enter, you’ll come straight into the first of two sitting rooms, with flag stone floors and original oak wood beams, comfy seating for five and an inviting woodburning stove, set in a gorgeous stone fireplace - perfect for those chillier nights.

To your left, a door will lead you to the second sitting room, with a superb grandfather clock, additional seating for five guests, a further woodburning stove and a TV to cuddle up in front of with your favourite DVD – a great hideaway for the children whilst the adults swap stories next door.

Straight ahead of you to the left of the stairs are two steps leading to the fully-fitted kitchen with dining area, offering seating for eight, a TV and a lovely AGA – an inviting focal point for a family meal to remember.

To the right there’s a handy utility room, with a cloakroom adjacent to it.

Ascending the original wooden stairs to the first floor, to your left is a spacious double bedroom, straight in front of you is the single room and to your right a further double bedroom - mind your head here as there are beautifully-restored original low beams.

There’s also a family shower room and along the hall, another door with low beams will lead you into the master bedroom with Velux windows, a king-size double bed with an en-suite bathroom, complete with a period roll-top bath.

The grounds at this property are fully enclosed with ample space for parking, a barbecue and furniture to enjoy a drink whilst watching the sunset, and you are also surrounded by open farming countryside, with walks galore from the doorstep.

Just seven miles to the north you have Coed Y Brenin mountain bike trail centre, one of the most revered rides throughout Europe.

There are also the outstanding sand dunes of Barmouth just 10 miles away to the west, as well as the idyllic market town of Dolgellau only four miles to the south, with a fantastic range of restaurants and historic buildings to explore.

This splendid property is a great base for discovering Southern Snowdonia or for a break away in complete privacy.


Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double (with additional child's folding bed on request) with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 2 x double, 1 x single. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Ground floor basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Utility. Sitting room (seats 5) with woodburning stove. Second sitting room (seats 5) with woodburning stove.


  • Ground source heat pump with ground floor underfloor heating, first floor oil central heating and woodburning stoves
  • AGA, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and fuel for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Ample off road parking
  • Secure bike storage
  • Enclosed shale garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 2 miles
  • Note: Low beams and reduced head height on first floor, care to be taken
  • Note: Small steps on ground floor
  • Note: As the property is surrounded by fenced off open farming land, pets should be kept on a lead when outside
  • Note: There is a steep rough track leading up to the property, this may be difficult for some cars to access during poor weather conditions

About the location


Dolgellau 2 miles; Barmouth 8 miles; Fairbourne 9 miles.

Set at the starting point of the sweeping Mawddach Estuary and caught between Snowdonia’s sea and mountain scenery, the small, peaceful village of Llanelltyd rests amongst climbing green hills, offering a perfectly peaceful holiday location for touring this vibrant area. The crumbling Cymer Abbey, a 12th century romantic ruin, and St Illtyd’s Church, thought to be one of the oldest in Wales, stand testament to the village’s past. There are plenty of pretty walks in the area with Llanelltyd Bridge, an ancient attractive footbridge crossing the shallows of the River Mawddach, offering the chance to settle on the shingled riverside in view of the nearby mountains. The River Mawddach hurries past, heading to the mouth of its estuary, with the Mawddach Trail, leading alongside the marbled, silky sands, offering a rewarding route for explorers. Llanelltyd has its own restaurant, which proudly offers panoramic sights and fine local fare, plus there are plenty of places to eat, interesting shops and quirky cafes to be found in Dolgellau, just two miles away. Barmouth is a short drive away, where you can enjoy a fun-filled family day beside the sea finished with traditional fish and chips on the harbour front beside its vast Blue Flag beach. Within easy driving distance guests can uncover much of Snowdonia's spectacular coast, take a nostalgic train trip by steam or conquer Cader Idris, Snowdon’s quieter counterpart. Enjoy a boat trip or test out exhilarating watersports, venture underground to unearth Snowdonia’s mining history, cycle or walk world-class tracks through thick forests with the Coed y Brenin park just five miles away, or learn of Snowdonia’s many castles and landmarks. Llanelltyd sits at the meeting of intertwining rivers and roads, providing a perfect touring base for day trips and discovery in this richly diverse destination. From immaculate sandy beaches to sheep-studded pastures framed by dramatic peaks, this striking area of Wales offers endless adventure and is certain to live long in the memory.

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