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Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 6881)

4.8

Excellent

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Very nice spacious property in a lovely setting close to Dolgellau."

    Very comfortable beds and really fresh and clean linen. we had a really nice stay and the owner was very helpful.

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in stunning part of the world: well equipped and welcoming."

    Please update directions to it as there is no longer any sign to the golf course.

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2021

  • "A great spot with good views, one we would return to!"

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2021

  • "Lovely little house, we couldn't have asked for anything more."

    Reviewed by DanielAug 2021

  • "The best compliment you can give is would you stay here again and would you recommend it."

    The answer is yes to both. It exceeded expectations, it has everything you need, is reasonably priced and is in an excellent location. I bought my 82 year old mother here for a break and she loved it. Dolgellau is a lovely town with a stunning backdrop with the Cadair Idris mountains. Beautiful beaches at Abermaw (Barmouth) and Aberdyfi on the doorstep. And of course Snowdonia. The owner is there at the B&B next door but completely unobtrusive and respected our privacy but there if you need anything. Wifi was excellent too. All in all highly recommended, a little gem.

    Reviewed by PhilipJul 2021

  • "Very good cottage."

    Convenient for exploring Snowdonia.

    Reviewed by GloriaJun 2021

  • "Light airy living area with fantastic views."

    Superb weather!

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2021

  • "Really impressed with the standard of the cottage."

    Lots of space, very clean, excellent location for discovering the area. The photos of the view from the upstairs do not do justice to having breakfast and a morning coffee watching the most evaporate in the warm sun.

    Reviewed by MikeMay 2021

  • "The best cottage we have ever stayed at as a family."

    5 ***** standard. The views of the mountains from the upstairs living area are outstanding. The cows and sheep with their young, which was the back garden view, was just beautiful. The cottage itself has everything you need and more. I took everything with me as have stayed at many properties that didn't have eg a tea towel / washing up liquid etc but I brought it all home again as Dawn who manages the property has made sure absolutely everything is catered for. We had a welcome gift when we arrived too which was delicious! I would highly recommend this property and hope to return. Well done Y Penty.

    Reviewed by LynseyApr 2021

  • "A clean and well provisioned house."

    Stunning views and the upside-down layout works very well for this house giving a nice airy feel to the main living space. Thank you for a great stay. The only minor quibble is it would be nice to have WiFi capability, but I still coped OK just using mobile data for looking up weather, maps, etc.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2019

  • "While the cottage itself was comfortable,it was not dog friendly,the garden was very small and not suitable for pets to be let out,access was poor,and there were no gates to keep them enclosed."

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2019

  • "The cottage is in a fabulous position, easy to walk into the village and fabulous views"

    Reviewed by MaryAug 2019

  • "Cottage makes a great base and has everything you could possibly need."

    It lacks WiFi, but you can use the dining room at the BnB next door if you're desperate. The owners clearly listen to feedback, as there are now garden chairs to use (as mentioned in an earlier review). I don't really have any practical suggestions for improvement - would certainly stay here again.

    Reviewed by MariaJul 2019

  • "This cottage was very comfortable to stay in and the view is wonderful."

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2019

  • "Lovely house with amazing views Dawn was a great host with fantastic communication."

    I would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by AdamJun 2018

  • "Very clean inside amazing views."

    Downside was garden area accessible by very steep steps with rickety hand rail nit suitable for children elderly or disabled and difficult if you had undisciplined dogs as no security to area and it is only accessible by walking out of front door and walking round the back and up the steps not great in the dark. However my dog is well behaved and we were out all day views from cottage amazing and so for us it was a great holiday.

    Reviewed by LynMay 2018

  • "Very clean and loved the upside down living arrangements which gave beautiful views from the living room"

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2017

  • "We felt it lacked some chairs to sit outside as the weather was very good but we had a lovely week there."

    There are some really nice places to walk and everyone was friendly

    Reviewed by CherryJul 2017

  • "We had a fantastic week in this beautiful part of the world."

    The property is in a lovely place and position with amazing views.

    Reviewed by JennyApr 2017

  • "A lovely spacious cottage, and a perfect setting for exploring the wonderful countryside around the area, and for evenings in Dolgellau (highly recommend the Torrent Walk Inn and the Sospan restaurant)."

    Reviewed by NeilOct 2016

  • "We were met by the owner who was very friendly told us how we could contact her if there were any concerns."

    The cottage was extremely welcoming with lovely views over towards the mountains. Highly recommended as a base for local attractions

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2016

  • "The cottage was great, very roomy and bright."

    The owner was very helpful and accommodating in storing our bikes for us. I highly recommend this cottage!

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2016

  • "This cottage is an absolute gem."

    The lounge and kitchen are upstairs and makes the most of the glorious views. We would definitely recommend it everyone, the best holiday cottage we have ever stayed at.

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2015

  • "A very well equipped, comfortable cottage in an excellent position."

    Reviewed by JenniferJun 2015

  • "A perfect location for visiting our son in Aberystwyth and also for a lovely weekend in Wales."

    We will be back many times (probably next time in February). Thankyou

    Reviewed by JackieNov 2014

  • "It was very good."

    The property was warm and comfortable and the location was perfect. Can't really fault it.

    Reviewed by AnnOct 2014

  • "The cottage has a welcoming feel about it."

    It is clean, comfortable, warm and well equipped with all we needed. The views upstairs both front and back are wonderful and we availed ourselves of many of the activities the Dolgellau area has to offer. Our neighbour was charming and very helpful.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2014

  • "The property was well prepared and presented and was in a good location only a few minutes walk into the town."

    The views from the cottage were stunning.

    Reviewed by HowardJul 2014

  • "We were new to North Wales and we found our location perfect for travelling around the area."

    Despite that the weather forecast from the internet was not good we only encountered an hour of rain on one day. We feel that we need to revisit this area because we still feel there is lots to see.

    Mr BarbrookeJul 2014

  • "Very peaceful cottage, wonderful views of the mountains."

    Reviewed by WayneMay 2014

  • "The cottage was lovely and warm when we first arrived on a cold evening."

    Everything we needed was available to use. Lovely views from upstairs, which we really enjoyed at meal times. A great place to set off for beautiful walks.

    Reviewed by InesOct 2013

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the cottage."

    The proprietor was very helpful. The cottage was very well maintained and comfortable. The cottage is located a 10 minute walk to the town centre and there is easy accessibility to local sites and attractions. The cottage was a good base from which to enjoy our many activities. A very enjoyable and relaxing holiday was had by our family. We would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone wishing to explore this part of Wales.

    Reviewed by KamlaAug 2013

  • "The cottage was fantastic, the views breathtaking from the living room, and dining area upstairs."

    Will be going back next year without hesitation.

    Reviewed by PeterAug 2013

  • "The view was superb as was the general location."

    The cottage was really roomy and well presented throughout. We particularly liked the fact that it was also a small holding with animals about in the fields - we enjoyed watching the chickens! A really good place for a holiday, giving great access to some beautiful countryside. We enjoyed staying there very much.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2013

  • "Excellent cottage, warm, comfortable and well equipped."

    The views from the upstairs living accommodation are magnificent and I enjoyed watching the calves, the lambs and the cockerel! Very close to the town, the steep hill hard work but not impossible.

    Reviewed by WendyMay 2013

  • "Good location for Cadair Idris, the Arans and the Rhinogs."

    It was very comfortable and just what we look for in a cottage for such a holiday. Also had nice views of the town and Cadair Idris.

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2012

  • "Location and the views from the lounge windows."

    The upside down cottage idea works really well so that you get stunning views when eating. Being next door to the owner was very useful.

    Reviewed by ColinAug 2012

  • "The views were as good as described, we loved seeing the range of animals at the back and the incredible views at the front."

    The cottage is in a quiet location, and there is plenty of room and equipment provided.

    Mr WinnJun 2012

  • "A great location with superb views."

    The owners were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by NeilJun 2012

  • "It was a very comfortable quirky cottage with fabulous views and lots of animals."

    Great walking and biking in the vicinity. We climbed Cadair Idris and the Aran Ridge. We biked the Mawwdach trail to Barmouth straight from the cottage and had great fun mountain-biking in Coed-y Brenin-forest.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2012

  • "Wonderful location for walking and enjoying the surrounding area."

    Reviewed by NormanApr 2012

  • "The location was excellent for walking and cycling with a good selection of pubs and shops nearby."

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2011

  • "Friendly owner and a lovely view from the kitchen window - I could sit there for hours looking at the comings and goings of all the farm animals and wild rabbits."

    Reviewed by JoannaAug 2011

  • "The views from the cottage were absolutely spectacular, from overlooking the valley up to the breathtaking mountains and the fields to the rear with calves and rabbits."

    We never got bored of looking out of the windows and this was maximised by the upstairs downstairs arrangement. The cottage felt modern, comfortable and clean, a home from home. The owner was pleasant and friendly but gave you complete privacy, even though only next door, and made the offer of assistance if required. The nearby Precipice Walk is a must as we saw the most beautiful scenery we have ever seen and we would like to revisit.

    Reviewed by DawnAug 2011

  • "A lovely property set in a beautiful location!"

    Reviewed by ChristopherJul 2011

  • "The property was fantastic - everything was there - but when you're 70 that hill - oh dear - what a climb!"

    But I should love to go again. The view was also fantastic front and back with cows, calves and rabbits.

    Reviewed by AJun 2011

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The property

A semi-detached upside down Dolgellau cottage, on a 40-acre livestock smallholding, half a mile from the centre of the delightful market town of Dolgellau.

This Dolgellau holiday accommodation takes full advantage of magnificent views of the Cader Idris mountain range, and is only 1 mile from the famous Precipice Walk which John Ruskin said "is one of the most sublime views in Europe".

This Dolgellau cottage provides comfortable, light and airy accommodation perfect for a family holiday or romantic break.

The pretty town centre is only a 10-minute walk downhill from this Dolgellau cottage offering a variety of shops, pubs and restaurants.

This Dolgellau cottage is a perfect base from which to explore the beautiful National Park and stunning coastline.

The Dolgellau holiday accommodation is close to a golf course, is 5 minutes from the start of the Mawddach bike trail at Cader Idris and only 3 miles from the renowned mountain bike centre at Coed-y-Brenin.

It is also less than 10 miles from the lovely beaches at Barmouth and Fairbourne.

Summary

  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with coal-effect electric fire and wonderful mountain views.
  • Full central heating.Storage heaters with electric fire in sitting area
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, WiFi, 32" flat screen TV with Freeview and Amazon Prime, DVD, video
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 2 cars - one at front, one at back
  • Small rear lawned area with garden furniture, BBQ and views of the Cader Idris mountain range
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Dolgellau amenities 10 mins walk
  • Note: The garden is open to the main road - children and dogs should be supervised at all times
  • Note: There is a folding bed for extra flexibility
  • Note: Property may not be suitable for people with limited mobility issues

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About the location

DOLGELLAU

Fairbourne 10 miles; Barmouth 20 miles; Aberdovey 10 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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