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Bryn Melyn Artist's Cottage

(Ref. 938380)

Llanelltyd near Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Very well kept property ."

    Nice touches such as welcoming card and Welch cakes and jam.Had problem with car so while waiting fo AA lady offered to do us some food shopping (how lovely of her) only down side was the proximity of a very busy road . Weather not to good but but the accommodation was very good

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Sep 2023

  • "A comfortable place to stay when hiking up the local Hills and Mountains."

    The road outside does get busy, but this didn't bother me as I was out most of the day anyway.

    Reviewed by Dominic5.0Sep 2023

  • "The only problem with the property is the traffic outside."

    Being a fairly busy road and the cottage being very close to the road you get a high level of noise

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Aug 2023

  • "Would recomend this cottage to anybody."

    Its in a good location and its got all you need for a good holiday

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2023

  • "Super cottage - perfect for two."

    We know the area and it was situated with easy access to so many of our best-loved locations. Clean, well-equipped, comfortable and excellent views. Pleasant & helpful hosts and thoroughly recommended!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2023

  • "The only minor issues were poor broadband and the bathroom needed a lick of paint."

    Really good place already booked it again for next year

    Reviewed by Eric4.7May 2023

  • "Very friendly, generous hosts."

    A lovely, clean cottage in a good location with nice views.and good hikes around.

    Reviewed by Clive5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous stay yet again."

    Lou and Rob are very welcoming and the cottage is always beautiful. Hope to be back in the future! Always somewhere to go, walks, waterfalls and more.

    Reviewed by K J N5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage in breathtaking area."

    Fully furnished, all the home comforts and a super substantial welcome pack for thd weary traveller! Very comfortable bed with large screen TVs downstairs and also DVD and large selection upstairs. Spotlessly clean and warm n cosy.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic experience would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely week, cosy and welcoming cottage, everything you need (including a welcome note and Welsh cakes), beautiful views - especially from upstairs - lovely walks close at hand and The George just over the bridge."

    Loved our stay and we'll be back again next year for our fourth visit. Thank you.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was comfortable and well placed to tour Snowdonia."

    However, it's position on a main road was not so good as both speed and noise of traffic was rather disturbing. We both enjoyed re-visiting places last seen some 30 years ago. We would also particularly mention a visit to the Centre of Advanced Technology, well worth the time.

    Reviewed by George4.1Sep 2021

  • "Louise and Rob were very welcoming,the cottage was exactly has described in the booking we would definitely go again."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2021

  • "WiFi and a small coffee table in the lounge would be useful."

    Great location, fabulous views from upstairs and lots of great loca walks. Rob and Louise very friendly and helpful, provided a lovely welcome pack.

    Reviewed by John4.4May 2021

  • "Great cottage but is on a main road to Barmouth."

    Therefore can be noisey, no a problem if you are aware. We hope to return. The cottage is in a great area

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2020

  • "Our second visit to this cottage, a beautiful location and a lovely cosy cottage overlooking the estuary."

    Can't fault it in any way and we'll be back again soon.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2019

  • "Very clean, well presented, with good facilities."

    Peaceful location, good for accessing Snowdonia area.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2019

  • "Read some negative reviews on this property so was a little unsure whether to book but the property is just lovely and just right for two people."

    Spotlessly clean and designed well making good use of the space. View from the cottage is lovely. Yes it is on a main road but there is off road parking with plenty of room for our estate car. We had a welcome pack provided. We enjoyed our short stay and would like to stay again.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2019

  • "Holiday was great weather good able to do lots of walking in the local area, cottage was a delight, clean tidy had everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Chris4.1Jul 2019

  • "Cottage fine."

    However I wouldn't have booked it if I knew the road was so busy. It didn't spoil our holiday as such because we simply used it as a base. We would have spent more time at the cottage were it not for the road. The noise and pollution was unacceptable. The small patio area was unusable because of this. It was also overgrown with weeds which suggests other guests hadn't used it either. The pub advertised as " just down the road" is shut. Despite these difficulties we still enjoyed our holiday.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Jun 2019

  • "This lovely cottage is tiny."

    It is not suitable for large people or those with any sort of mobility issues. It is situated on the main road between Barmouth and Dolgellu and the traffic is fast and frequent. Parking is a shallow bay that has spaces for the cottage and the adjacent cottage. The key safe is all the way to the right of the cottage currently under a bush so a torch or phone light needs to be used to see the numbers. There is a step up into the accommodation, coat hooks to the left but no where to put wellies or muddy boots so bring something to put down. The windows are double glazed so that noise is at a minimum. There is a low sofa, a small tv with sky box which (as has been mentioned in previous reviews) is fairly useless because of it's positioning. The small kitchen is basically but adequately equipped. There is a small table and two chairs and a welsh dresser which houses the plates and cooking casserole dishes. The bathroom has a heated towel rail, a fan heater and a small wash basin. There is an 8 inch step up into the shower. The shower is electric and we found it difficult to regulate. The water drains slowly and fills the shower tray quickly so long hot showers are not advised. The toilet is a saniflo system which is noisy and makes the cottage lights flicker. The stairs to the upper floor are steep. The upstairs room is spacious and delightful. The tv is small and has freeview. There are two chairs and a coffee table at the window with room around them that doesn't obstruct the very comfortable double bed. Towels, four pillows and a duvet are provided but there are additional textiles in the blanketbox. A small waist high hanging rail has 7 hangers, and there is a chest of drawers for storage as well. Velux windows for ventilation and a fire escape door. Outside the terrace is very nice but reached by steep stairs which have no hand rail. It is warm, dry and clean and we enjoyed our stay despite the inclement weather.

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage for two."

    Everywhere within easy reach. Cottage would benefit from much larger tv in bedroom as it is tiny. If skybox is provided would be good to have channels. Not too sure why skybox downstairs and freesat upstairs? Also wifi would be very beneficial. Out of 4 windowns upstairs only 2 had curtains, would be great for blinds to be put on other two.

    Reviewed by Yulia4.4May 2019

  • "Fantastic break, lovely weather (not that Sykes can claim credit for that!"

    ). The cottage was lovely, with breath-taking views out across the valley. Thoroughly enjoyed every day of it and having a warm place to relax in the evening after a day's walking was wonderful. We'll be back.

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2018

  • "Fairly comfortable, tv too small, non slip mat needed in shower, patio area needs needs to be smartend up although busy road made it impossible to sit for a quiet moment."

    But lovely area and we were out every day.

    Reviewed by Bruce3.1Jun 2018

  • "The info says enjoy a drink or BBQ on the terrace but because of the very busy ..."

    The info says enjoy a drink or BBQ on the terrace but because of the very busy road which is very noisy it was impossible to enjoy any time on the terrace

    Reviewed by Melvyn4.4Jun 2018

  • "This was our return visit and as enjoyable as the first, lovely cottage with great views, things to see and a nice walk up to the RSPB Forrest, a 15 minute drive to the beach which we went to every day as the weather was great,a reliable company to use with emails being sent to us as comfermation of booking and payment."

    Reviewed by Laura4.4Jun 2018

  • "We had a wonderful week, based from this small but more than adequate property."

    Generally very comfortable, well appointed and attractively furnished throughout. The provision of a welcome pack, including milk, tea and coffee plus Welsh Cakes was a lovely touch. The scenery adjacent to the property is stunning and a wonderful view from the bedroom window when you wake in the morning. A word of caution however is for the busy ‘A’ Road that runs close to the house with no pavement on either side and would be a big worry if you had a dog or small child. The property has great access to Snowdonia and we would be very happy to return to it one day and recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0May 2018

  • "A small, sturdy coffee table in the lounge would be useful."

    The TV in the lounge is too high on the wall for comfortable viewing; we had to use one upstairs.

    Reviewed by Tony4.4May 2018

  • "The cottage is lovely it had what we needed simple but comfortable we had a ..."

    The cottage is lovely it had what we needed simple but comfortable we had a lovely week weather wise will be going back

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage was perfect it had everything we could wish for ,clean, cosy, comfortable, adequate facilities."

    Perfectly located for us to go travelling to see the sites

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in a great setting."

    When we arrived there was a Christmas tree, mince pies and a Yule Log waiting for us. Thank you! This a lovely base for walking, biking or just touring, if you're an active couple, or just relaxing and enjoying the views. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Dec 2017

  • "Good views over the estuary"

    Reviewed by Ian4.2Sep 2016

  • "The property is amazing and in a wonderful place."

    There is so much to see and explore. My only feedback would be to consider getting wifi into the property. I think most people would want this now and being in a poor phone service reception it would be highly recommended (we knew there was no wifi so it's not a negative!) Overall, we had a great time and would recommend this property to everyone :)

    Reviewed by Oliver4.8Aug 2016

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  • One double bedroom
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area.
  • Electric wall-mounted heaters
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio
  • Electricity inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Raised patio area with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 4 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: The raised patio area is accessed via 11 wooden steps from the road to the side of the cottage
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only
  • Please note: This property only accepts Saturday check ins
  • Please note: This property has minimum stay of 3 nights.

The property

Llanelltyd 1.5 miles.

A delightfully cosy detached cottage set at the head of the beautiful Mawddach Estuary, overlooked by the stunning Cader Idris mountain range and just 1.5 miles from the village of Llanelltyd, 4 miles from Dolgellau and 6 miles from Barmouth.

This pretty cottage provides a perfect base for a couple who want to explore this lovely part of North Wales and the Snowdonia National Park.

The cottage offers a warm welcome and is tastefully decorated and the lovely artwork on display throughout the cottage gives it a really nice homely feel.

The cottage features open plan living accommodation downstairs with a comfy sofa for snuggling up on at the end of a busy day walking.

The compact kitchen is well equipped so all your catering needs should be looked after to let you enjoy a cosy, romantic candlelit supper in the dining area.

A modern shower room is located off the sitting room and upstairs a spacious, light and dreamy bedroom with TV and two comfy tub chairs also makes for a space to sit and relax, enjoy a good book or just reflect and enjoy the lovely views over the Mawddach Estuary, encompassing wonderful mountainous and hillside scenery.

To the side of your lovely holiday cottage, accessed via 11 wooden steps, is a raised patio area with furniture, just the ticket for a relaxing glass of something after a day of exploration and adventure, where you can sit and enjoy the views.

There are some delightful walks from the cottage up to a lovely hillside lake providing marvelous hill and mountain views.

The George III pub and renowned restaurant, full of character and history where you’re sure of a warm welcome, is located just across the estuary and makes for a nice evening stroll over the wooden Penmaenpool toll bridge which is Grade II listed and dates back to 1879, from here you can also join the Mawddach trail.

Close by there is an RSPB nature reserve, great for bird watching enthusiasts.

The serene ruin of CADW’s Cymer Abbey stands in a lovely setting beside the River Mawddach and is just a short drive away, well worth a visit.

Dolgellau is close by and has an array of shops, pubs and restaurants, plus only five miles away is the renowned mountain bike centre at Coed-y-Brenin.

Ideally situated for enjoying mountain biking, watersports and the huge sandy beaches of Barmouth and Fairbourne the location of this delightful cottage is very central for everything.

At the end of a busy day, return to this welcoming little place and relax.

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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.

Note: Babes-in-arms only.
Please note: This property only accepts Saturday check ins.
Please note: This property has minimum stay of 3 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas