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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay for a week in Penty."

    The house was perfect for our needs, warm, clean, comfortable, and with everything we needed. The view over the town from the front windows was fabulous, and the smart TV with firestick kept us occupied in the autumn evenings. The house has been recently renovated with thermostat controlled central heating and modern fire - it was always cosy. The owner lives next door but does not overlook the property. And a recommendation if you're visiting... T H Roberts tea room in town does fabulous homemade cakes....

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Nov 2023

  • "Great property, couldn't fault it in any way."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely upside-down Welsch cottage close to Dolgellau."

    Spotlessly clean and with an extremely well-equipped kitchen. Great views over the valley. Very toasty with the new Gas central heating. Comfy beds.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Nov 2023

  • "A lovely place with a great view."

    Care should be taken when parking as it is off a steep narrow road. It is best to reverse in but do it in 2 maneuvers

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely property everything you need for a week away, Lovely views would highly recommend we all loved our holiday"

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Sep 2023

  • "This holiday cottage was very clean, peaceful and very comfortable!"

    It gave us easy access to lots of days out! The cottage had everything and more that you would need for a very nice stay in North wales! We will most definitely be back again!

    Reviewed by Esther5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage with priceless views."

    A great location for exploring all of Snowdonia national park whilst also benefiting from the the amazing beach at Barmouth, we would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Gary4.4Aug 2023

  • "PENTY cottage was as good as the reviews I had read before our visit."

    It was warm and comfortable regardless of the damp weather most of the week. The property is spacious and very well equipped with everything we needed. It would have been very pleasant to sit outside if the weather had been better as the views from the front were wonderful and from the back fields with cows and sheep. The only downside was that we were hoping to eat out most evenings as it was a short walk into the town but maybe because it was not high season but there was very little choice.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent holiday cottage on the outskirts of Dolgellau."

    On a quiet road with pleasant farmland view behind, and panoramic mountain view from the elevated lounge/kitchen area. Would certainly return if visiting the area in the future

    Thank you for your kind comments Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Jun 2023

  • "Had a fabulous stay, lovely property, great location, just a few minutes from the centre and shops, easy access to lots of wonderful walks."

    Property is spacious and light, had everything we needed and was clean, fresh and quiet. Great value for money, have already booked to return. We did have to supervise the dogs in the garden as it is not fully enclosed, but we were aware of that before booking.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is the 2nd time I've stayed and loved it."

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0May 2023

  • "Very comfortable holiday cottage - with fabulous views of Cadair Idris from the dining/sitting area - we loved it."

    Reviewed by Daryl5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage wasvery comfortable and warm and well maintained."

    Great views from the window. A ten minute walk to the dolgellau but the walk back take a bit longer with the hill if u got bad legs and old dogs.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0May 2023

  • "A lovely property Everything you need was provided."

    Wonderful views Dolgellau is a great place excellent public transport a great place to stay if you don’t have a car One of the nicest places we have stayed we give it 10+ fantastic

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a great week at Penty."

    The cottage was lovely, warm and well maintained and is in an ideal spot for exploring the area. A cheese grater, pasta bowls and a set of pasta bowls would be a useful addition. Dolgellau is a really nice town. I would highly recommend a stay in this cottage.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2023

  • "There is a great view from the holiday cottage towards Cadair Idris."

    In the field at the back we watched lambs being born in the field. The cottage was warm and comfortable on a very wet week in March.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.4Mar 2023

  • "Perfect for us"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2023

  • "Tha cottage is kept in excellent condition, spotlessly clean in all area's and the lady owner is a pleasure to deal with!"


    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2022

  • "A good location pretty close to town, great view of Cadir Idris Well kept ..."

    A good location pretty close to town, great view of Cadir Idris Well kept property, comfortable, all mod cons cant really ask for more I recommend reverse parking in two moves to the parking place Please do not use Trip Advisor they support the Russian economy in not closing down their Russian operations

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Sep 2022

  • "Cottage was a really great place to stay views amazing and had absolutely ..."

    Cottage was a really great place to stay views amazing and had absolutely everything you needed would book to stay there again when visiting this area

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "This lovely cottage is a real find."

    It’s in a quiet location with spectacular views of the mountains all around. There are so many beaches and mountain activities all within east driving distance of the cottage. Our children loved waking up to see the cows in the field right by the back garden every morning. The cottage was extremely clean, and the kitchen was immaculate. We will definitely be returning again soon!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2022

  • "What a lovely surprise when arriving at the cottage to find the kitchen and dining area had been refurbished after the photos had been taken for Sykes website (although they have now been updated)."

    The cottage had everything we needed and the views from the upstairs windows were amazing. The cottage is only a 10 minute walk from the shops, cafes and pubs which meant there was everything close by for our week away. Would recommend this cottage and will stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Jill3.8Jun 2022

  • "The property was beautiful."

    The garden had sheep and cows which was lovely to wake up to. Very clean an tidy really enjoyed our stay will definitely book again .

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0May 2022

  • "A fabulous cottage with every amenity imaginable."

    The most amazing views from upstairs living room.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0May 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location, loads of walks from the door into lovely countryside and Forrest’s."

    The views from the cottage are stunning. We will definitely look at coming again.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "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 Simon5.0Oct 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 Jennifer5.0Oct 2021

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

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Aug 2021

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

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Aug 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 Philip5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very good cottage."

    Convenient for exploring Snowdonia.

    Reviewed by Gloria4.4Jun 2021

  • "Light airy living area with fantastic views."

    Superb weather!

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jun 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 Mike5.0May 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 Lynsey5.0Apr 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 James4.7Sep 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 Colin4.1Aug 2019

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

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 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 Maria5.0Jul 2019

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

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Apr 2019

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

    I would highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Jun 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 Lyn3.4May 2018

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

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 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 Cherry4.8Jul 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 Jenny4.0Apr 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 Neil4.8Oct 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 Paul4.8Sep 2016

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  • 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

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.

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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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