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Church Cottage

Mallwyd, Mid Wales & Cardigan Bay (Ref. 917746)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • “An exceptional holiday letting in ...”

    An exceptional holiday letting in every way, in a romantic situation overlooking an ancient church and churchyard. If you like Olde Worlde charm you'll adore this cottage.The owners are easy to contact and quick to respond,going out of their way to provide information.

    An exceptional holiday letting in every way, in a romantic situation overlooking an ancient church and churchyard. If you like Olde Worlde charm you'll adore this cottage.The owners are easy to contact and quick to respond,going out of their way to provide information. Highly recommended.

    - Dr Fisher, December 2017
    Verified customer


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This stone Grade II listed semi-detached cottage has a wealth of character features from top to bottom.

Tucked away from the main road, this delightful cottage is situated in a small hamlet close to mountain scenery and a picturesque local church, and is only two miles from the village of Dinas Mawddwy.

Eleven miles from the old market town of Dolgellau, this cottage is ideally situated to access the wonderful facilities of the Snowdonia National Park and is perfect for couples or a small family.

The cottage is thought to date back to circa 1650 when it formed part of an historic wayside inn.

The sitting room is dominated by an impressive inglenook fireplace which houses the original period bread oven and a warming woodburning stove, perfect for those chillier evenings or a romantic night in.

The hand-built rustic kitchen with solid wood work surfaces also has a Belfast sink and a decorative solid fuel Rayburn.

With views of mountainous scenery and forestry to the rear, it is a lovely place to enjoy a relaxing breakfast whilst planning the day ahead.

The slate flagstone flooring, beamed ceiling and exposed stonework are all wonderful features and the authentic period appeal continues upstairs as well.

As well as all the nooks and crannies downstairs, the bedrooms and bathroom boast rustic period floorboards, timber and original wall wattle partitions and high ceilings, with exposed stonework, roof timbers and beams.

Outside, just 20 yards away, is a gated garden area which provides an off road car parking space and there is a crushed slate sitting area.

An outbuilding provides a useful utility room and lockable storage for bikes.

If you feel like spending an evening out, The Brigands Inn is an excellent pub just a 2 minute walk away.

This is the perfect location for climbers, walkers, mountain bikers, fishermen and birdwatchers.

As well as being surrounded by the wonderful countryside of the Snowdonia National Park, the magnificent coastline and sandy beaches of the nearby Cardigan Bay are within easy reach.

Dolgellau and Machynlleth both offer a good range of shops, pubs and restaurants, while Aberdovey and Barmouth are both very popular seaside resorts.

A charming cottage in a truly lovely place, ideal for enjoying this beautiful part of Wales all year round.

Sleeping arrangements

  • Bedroom 1

    1 x double bed
  • Bedroom 2

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    1 x single bed


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with woodburning stove. External utility.


  • Electric heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine
  • Tumble dryer in external utility
  • TV for DVD use only, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car 20 yards away, additional parking in lay-by 50 yards away
  • Bike storage in external utility
  • Garden with patio area 20 yards away
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: The Rayburn in the kitchen is not in use and is a decorative feature only
  • Note: Children over the age of 12 years only
  • Note: Due to the age and nature of the cottage the floors are slightly uneven, the staircase is steep and open to the sitting room and there are low doorways upstairs, may not be suitable for guests with limited mobility
  • Note: The frontage of the cottage is open and the neighbouring property has access across to theirs
  • Note: Due to being tucked away from the main road, there may be associated road noise experienced in the garden.

About the location


Dolgellau 11 miles; Machynlleth 10 miles; Aberdovey 20 miles.

Mallwyd is a small rural village surrounded by beautiful countryside, in the breathtaking Dovey valley, which is overlooked by the wonderful Aran Mountains, in the southern part of Snowdonia National Park. The village boasts the renowned Brigands Inn, originally a 15th century coaching inn which today prides itself on its welcoming atmosphere and quality dining. There are three other pubs close by, and the Meirion Woollen Mill stands on the banks of the River Dovey and is open to visitors. The delightful market town of Dolgellau, which nestles beside the foothills of one of Wales' most spectacular mountains, Cader Idris, is only 11 miles away and its 17th Century bridges, church and variety of pubs and eating houses create a pleasant atmosphere. Aberdovey, a delightful seaside village with harbour and beautiful sandy beach is 20 miles and perfect for an exciting day out. This whole area is a paradise for walking, climbing, mountain biking and birdwatchers amidst all of Snowdonia including the nearby Coed-y-Brenin Forest with its famous mountain bike trails. Discover the beautiful Mawddach Estuary walks, miles of stunning sandy beaches, narrow gauge steam railways, golf, and a huge range of outdoor pursuits. A superb base for an all year round holiday amidst some of Britain’s most beautiful countryside.

Note: Children over the age of 12 years only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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