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Llety'r Bugail

(Ref. 3570)

Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • well (25)
  • cottage (24)
  • equipped (22)
  • comfortable (16)
  • location (16)
  • spacious (15)

55 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic views from all rooms - very spacious and comfortable."

    The beds were extremely comfortable.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2024

  • "Excellent spacious, well equipped, comfortable and warm property, within walking distance of a great town with good pubs cafes and restaurants and situated in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Apr 2024

  • "Absolutely superb."

    If it was the Olympics they would be Gold medal winners. The views from the house and balcony are stunning. It is the best equipped place we have stayed in and the best welcoming pack. Certainly would want to return

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Mar 2024

  • "Great accommodation, spacious, comfortable and warm with great views of the mountains."

    Only a short walk to Dolgellau town, can recommend Torrent Walk Inn and Y Sospan for dinner and Roberts cafe for breakfast.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Feb 2024

  • "Wonderful stay , very well equipped kitchen"

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2024

  • "Peaceful location and spacious property with great views."

    Very well maintained and equipped with lovely decor

    Reviewed by Pamela4.4Oct 2023

  • "Llety'r Bugail ticks all the boxes for a great holiday, set in a beautiful location, a very spacious and comfortable property."

    The best cottage we have stayed in throughout many many years of self catering. Everything and more has been provided by the owners. Top marks, simply the best.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Oct 2023

  • "A real home from home."

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Sep 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, cottage has everything you could need and more."

    The welcome goodies was a lovely touch. Amazing views and so peaceful.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2023

  • "It was a fantastic place to stay."

    We had a lovely time. There were many thoughtful extra like homemade cakes and a small bottle of milk in the fridge on arrival. We would recommend this home and hope to return there in the near future.

    Reviewed by Heather4.7Jul 2023

  • "The house was clean and comfortable."

    There was no problem accessing the keys. Within walking distance of Dolgellau, which has quite a few pubs and eateries. However, I think it should be mentioned that the walk back involves a steep hill, there is a bench at the top! There is a good Eurospar within a few minutes drive from the house and a Co-op in Dolgellau. The views from the house, especially the terrace, are stunning and make a good backdrop for breakfast or an evening drink. We would like to thank Gwyneth for the cake, Bara Brith and other goodies she kindly left us. We would certainly recommend this property for a holiday in the Snowdonia area and will no doubt be back again.

    Reviewed by Bernice4.7Jun 2023

  • "Superb flat."

    Very well equipped kitchen. Lovely views towards Cader Idris. Only one problem, with a shower door, that the owners fixed promptly. Good people to deal with. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Alan4.7May 2023

  • "The property was very clean and very well equipped."

    I really appreciated a well resourced kitchen and availability of equipment to cook with and the flask for an outdoor picnic! The welcome cakes and scones were delicious ! There were plenty of towels and extra blankets, which were useful. The cottage is located in a great spot for exploring the local area. We loved waking up to the daily view of the Cadair Idris mountain range . We can’t wait to visit again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous property."

    On steep hill, not suitable for disabled. Beautiful views and plenty of local walks. Excellent week with our adult children.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2023

  • "Sykes need to keep their website Updated!"

    A member of our family has health issues, and it stated there was level entrance to property …..on arrival we found that there wasn’t-and where that entrance USED to be there was a well established hedge! Also one of the reasons we chose the property stated there was a ‘PS2’ + DVD player- but as I had looked through reviews an old one had said there was no PS2…. I decided to ring the owner, who was very pleasant and helpful and confirmed that since updating the tv it had been taken away as so the DVD… so we were prepared to take‘something’ else to occupy. On a wet damp afternoon it was delightful to enter the Warm and Very CLEAN property plus albeit we were only there a couple of days a lovely welcome pack….sadly we were due to move onto another Sykes property in Aberdaron of which was the COMPLETE OPPOSITE! O how we wished we had stayed in the FIRST property ….it is now looking very doubtful after using Sykes for many years we shall use them in the future…..after receiving negative feedback on the very dreadful dirty 2nd house we went to we are still awaiting any correspondence after THREE days. Totally unacceptable

    Reviewed by Carole4.4Oct 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our week at Llety'r Bugail."

    The house was spotlessly clean, incredibly well equipped and had great mountain views. We hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Sep 2022

  • "I enjoyed thanks"

    Reviewed by Rebwar5.0Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was wonderful."

    Clean and well equipped. The views from the balcony were fabulous. Great location for walking or exploring the surrounding areas. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wonderfull cottage ."

    Very clean nicely decor

    Reviewed by Gurminder5.0May 2022

  • "Couldn't fault anything on the interior of this property spacious, functional, ..."

    Couldn't fault anything on the interior of this property spacious, functional, comfortable, fantastic window vistas, with very tastefull decor which is well maintained but I can't say the same for the exterior, a well established large garden which I'm sure did look magnificent and could again with some time spent on it and a little TLC required on the building exterior which sadly reduced our rating to 4 stars

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Apr 2022

  • "I can't find anything to fault about this property"

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "Have stayed in this bungalow at least 5 times and love the peace and quite and the accessibility to lovely walks but moderate and strenuous as well as leisurely."

    Bungalow so lovely equipped. Don't like leather sofa as it is cold in the evening to sit on or hot and sticky in the summer. We took a fleece throw as we knew it would be cold to sit on. Otherwise, the owner is very generous leaving a tasty welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely perfect."

    Comfortable, clean & in a perfect setting. It was our second stay there & we couldn’t recommend it more highly.

    Reviewed by Janet M5.0Sep 2021

  • "Very spacious accommodation, although there were only 4 of us it would still be great for 6 people."

    Very well equipped throughout, the kitchen had all the necessary items and more! We cycled the Mawddach Trail to Barmouth, walked up Cadar Idris, visited Portmeirion and Bala and would recommend them all. If you walk in to Dolgellau, be warned it's a steep walk back but good exercise! The delicious cake and welsh cakes on our arrival were an added bonus!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2021

  • "Excellent, well equipped and superbly clean accommodation."

    We really appreciated the welcome gifts left by the owner.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Aug 2021

  • "One of the nicest holiday properties we have stayed in, very spacious, comfortable and well equipped, had everything we could possibly need."

    And the view from the front terrace is amazing! The owner had left some wonderful treats for us on our day of arrival which was a lovely surprise. The property is in a great location with beaches, lakes and mountains all within half an hour's drive. We didn't do as much walking or sightseeing as we had planned because of the heatwave, but found plenty of places to swim. Harlech beach is lovely and there's a great spot for swimming and picnicing at Llangower on Bala Lake - rocks and stones underfoot so take swim shoes. Would highly recommend the wooded walk to Dolgoch falls, and climbing Cader Idris is a must if you're feeling energetic - we took the Minffordd path which was steep in places but well marked and very beautiful, and swimming in Llyn Cau was very special. For eating out, would recommend the Cross Foxes inn 5 minutes drive out of Dolgellau, great food and very helpful, friendly staff.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was beautifully furnished and had everything we needed."

    We had a very active holiday with mountain biking, rock climbing, kayaking and paddle boarding. There is so much to do including walks and beautiful beaches. Being greeted by fresh flowers, cake, milk and wine was so thoughtful and well received. We cannot wait to return, there is so much more to explore or to just sit on the balcony and enjoy the ever changing mountain views.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was in immaculate condition and scrupulously clean."

    The owner left flowers and cake as a welcome gesture which was very kind. We had everything we needed including a stunning view from the balcony. Only one drawback and that was the town was more than a 10 minute walk as advertised. It was more like 25 mins down a very steep hill and the walk back up was very tough. Thoroughly recommend this accommodation.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, very well equipped."

    The view is beautiful. There wasn't a dvd or playstation but we didn't really miss them. You need to take your own dishwasher tablets and spare toilet roll too! Overall, really lovely.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0May 2021

  • "Incredibly well equipped cottage, spacious and comfortable."

    Secure facility for locking up bikes. Well positioned to access cycle routes and walks. Excellent well stocked local Spar shop.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Amazing setting.

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Spacious and comfortable Close to town and country Host baked a delicious cake to enjoy and a good bottle of wine."

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Sep 2019

  • "On arrival we were greeted with a bottle of wine and delicious home made cakes and a pint of milk."

    The facilities are first class and everything you needed was supplied. We wish we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Sep 2019

  • "Brilliant cottage high on the slopes above Dolgellau."

    Great facilities, with everything you would need for a self catering holiday. Wine, homemade chocolate cake and welsh cakes were an added luxury upon our arrival. The evenings were wonderful, great views of the mountains whilst watching the sun go down. Definitely recommend this part of the country and the cottage to others.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Aug 2019

  • "The place had plenty of room for everyone to relax in and the bedrooms were comfortable."

    The kitchen was very well equipped and particularly enjoyed the filter coffee maker. It was a good position to tour around from and sitting on the patio at the front looking at the mountains was wonderful. Would definately recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2019

  • "The house was very comfortable and really well equipped."

    Everything was modern and clean and the wifi was good. The house was spacious enough for our group of 2 adults and 3 teenagers, so we could be together or do our own thing if we wanted. The cakes, wine and card on arrival were a really thoughtful touch. We had a great time and would be more than happy to go back again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage/apartment was a really good base for exploring south Snowdonia."

    Very near the centre of Dolgellau very handy for the EuroSpa, eateries and pubs. The only drawback if you wanted to walk to the town, the property was at the top of a very steep hill, going down no problem but you needed to be fit to walk back! Having said that we did find a handy local taxi so at least on the evenings when we wanted to have a drink no one had to stay dry to get us back home.

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0Jun 2019

  • "There is nothing negative to say about Lletyr Bugail."

    It is really home from home. Extremely comfortable with a thoughtful and welcoming home baked cake and a bottle of wine waiting for us. Even though the weather wasn't too kind, it didn't stop us from doing everything that we planned including climbing Cader Idris. Would definitely like to return.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jun 2019

  • "This was a trip down memory lane for me and my daughters as we used to go twice a year to this part of Wales."

    For the other 3 it was a new experience they really enjoyed. The comfort and location of the cottage made it all an amazing experience, despite the typical Welsh weather! Difficult to find faults with the accommodation, but given my previous stays in good and equally priced places, I would suggest toilet paper, kitchen towels, dishwasher salt should not need supplementing or buying. Also, the instructions about bin collection days are wrong as mentioned in the cottage. Fortunately a neighbour gave me the correct information. So much to do in this part of Wales for all ages (for us 70years to 22months), I could not recommend it high enough.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0May 2019

  • "We, three long time friends with partners, stayed 1 week at Llety'r Bugail Dolgellau, North Wales."

    Llety'r Bugail was perfect - faultless in the true sense of the word. If we ever plan to visit North Wales again we would stay here. If anyone is reading this review and is considering staying there, and it's available - do it.. cheers Allen & Sheila Munt

    Reviewed by Allen5.0May 2019

  • "A wonderful place to stay."

    Superb "welcome" pack. Fabulous mountain views....Incredibly well equipped. Really didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage & location."

    Best we’ve ever stayed in, already booked it again for next year.

    Reviewed by Janet M5.0Mar 2019

  • "What a wonderful place, set in a beautiful location."

    Every little thing has been thought of and provided. Very much a home from home. Lovely welcome gifts greeted us on our arrival! The only tiny criticism that I have is that now that the weather is turning colder, some of the radiators could do with bleeding. We will definitely look to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely spacious cottage in a great location."

    We enjoyed the walks in the surroundings and in Snowdon.

    Reviewed by Lena5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was more than well equipped, a real home from home, with a welcoming gift of a bottle wine and delicious home made cakes, just right to go with the tea or coffee, already there."

    An idyllic and very relaxing place, the mountain views and ever changing skyline line was incredible and fascinating to watch. Not far away is Barmouth by the sea which is worth a visit, Down in the little town everyone was so friendly, I loved everything about Dolgellau and would certainly go again.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2018

  • "We've been to this property before."

    The only downside is the hill up to it. You need to be fit if you're going to walk but with a car it's no trouble. If you have fine weather (we didn't) there is a lovely terrace on which you can sit and have a drink and enjoy the view of Cadair Idris.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Sep 2018

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable and well furnished."

    The location is ideal for travelling around Snowdonia.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "An extremely well-equipped cottage in a very conveniently placed location for shops and walks."

    The cake, bottle of wine and carton of milk on arrival were a thoughtful touch and greatly appreciated. Plenty of room for parking. Set in a quiet position, not overlooked and with a lovely view of Cadair Idris. Nice patio for relaxing and eating outside. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2018

  • "Happy with the service, everything as described."

    I've not scored you as a '10' and 'Exceeded Expectations' largely because of the amount of marketing spam you generate. Although it's easy to filter out, it then takes a bit of attention to find the emails you DO need to read (eg how to find the keys to the property). In respect of the cottage itself, I could not praise it highly enough. It was brilliant: spotlessly clean, well maintained, well equipped and well located. The owners left us a welcome package, which was much appreciated. Would seriously consider rebooking the same place.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2018

  • "We would highly recommend this cottage"

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Apr 2018

  • "A really lovely cottage."

    Very spacious and really well equipped. Great location. We would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Oct 2017

  • "Extremely well equipped cottage, spacious, comfortable and a convenient location."

    Great views from the terrace.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0May 2017

  • "Very well appointed and spacious cottage complete with welcome pack, always a nice touch."

    High standard of furnishing. Good location for the town and the many walks and activities in the area. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Apr 2017

  • "Delightful cottage in a superb location."

    Enjoyed very much the friendly welcome pack of victoria sponge, bottle of wine, pint of milk and some lovely flowers. Very thoughtful of the owner and very much appreciated. Regrettably the dishwasher failed the first evening and was out of action for the rest of the week. This did not spoil our week. When reported to the owner they did come out and left a note keeping us informed of the situation.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2016

  • "Excellent location, high standard of fixtures and fittings, very comfortable beds, very clean and excellent hosts."

    A real home from home with fully equipped kitchen, from cutlery, to bottle opener, to carving set for the Sunday roast.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms with mountain views: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area
  • Shared utility (in basement of building)
  • Sitting room with electric log-effect stove and doors to balcony with spectacular mountain views
  • Note: This single-storey property can be accessed via 5 steps up to the front door, or via level access from a back entrance.
  • Oil central heating with electric stove
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, shared washing machine (in utility), dishwasher, TV with FreeSat+, DVD, PlayStation 2 with games, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair by arrangement
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Shared indoor bike storage/outdoor clothes room with sink
  • Large lawned garden and balcony with furniture, BBQ and mountain views
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Dolgellau's amenities 10 min downhill walk
  • Mount Cader Idris 1.5 miles
  • Note: Uncovered water feature in front courtyard, children need supervision
  • Note: Grounds are shared with attached ground floor apartment
  • Note: This single-storey property can be accessed via 5 steps up to the front door, or via level access from a back entrance.

The property

Dolgellau 0.5 miles. A lovely detached stone-built property, in its own grounds on the edge of Dolgellau, 1.5 miles from the foot of the spectacular Cader Idris mountain range.

The property provides modern, well-equipped accommodation of a high standard, while the exterior grounds consist of a pretty garden, a large front balcony, ideal for dining and enjoying wonderful mountain views, and an additional 7 acres of fields in front of the property.

Dolgellau's pretty town centre is only 10 minutes' walk downhill, offering a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants, and is a perfect base from which to explore the beautiful National Park and stunning coastline.

The property is 5 minutes' walk from a golf course and 3 miles from the renowned mountain bike centre at Coed-y-Brenin.

Guests are welcome to walk the owner's 400-acre mountain farm, only 4 miles away, offering stunning scenic walks with panoramic views over the Snowdonia mountain range and far beyond.

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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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