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Llechwedd

(Ref. 13770)

Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

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

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57 Customer Reviews

  • "Great place to stay, highly recommend!"

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Dec 2023

  • "Modernized cottage with loads of taste."

    very spacious with loads of detail. Scenic views all around.

    Reviewed by Aaron5.0Dec 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Llechwedd and plan to book again in the future."

    Reviewed by Robert4.7Oct 2023

  • "We had a second stay here, and despite heavy rain enjoyed it."

    The access to mountain walks is terrific, even if I failed to complete the stunning Precipice Walk due to my dislike of extreme heights. The house is spacious, well equipped, clean, modern and in sensible condition for a holiday home. We informed the owner of a couple of things that needed repair, he was aware of them already. We would unhesitatingly stay here again. We like the property, location and price. In our view the only downside is the lack of fresh vegetable based food in local restaurants. The local coffee shop and pub are fine though.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely, comfortable house in a great location."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jody5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely house in a great location,there were a couple of minor maintenance issues but we enjoyed our stay and would be happy to return in the future."

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Jun 2023

  • "Fantastic location and amazing views."

    This cottage is situated on a Fantastic location near loads of beautiful beaches,waterfalls and mountains. The cottage itself benefits from breathtaking views with very nice sitting areas and garden. The only thing that really needs renewing is the TV. A high quality smart TV will make a huge difference specially in evenings when you are tired and want to relax and enjoy your favourite TV show on demand. Overall we had a great time in there and will recommend it.

    Reviewed by Ahmad4.4Mar 2023

  • "Lechwedd is a lovely, house which is clean, comfortable, well appointed, warm, well equipped and a pleasure to be in."

    The steep back garden with its bbq patio would be superb in warm weather (not January!) and the views terrific: Cader Idris is visible from all the front windows. Dolgellau is an excellent centre for most activities and there are good shops and eating places - and all a 10 minute walk away. We strongly recommend Lechwedd - and the owner is helpful and pleasant.

    Reviewed by G5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely and spacious property, fantastic views, that suited us but the Driveway is very narrow and steep which isn’t mentioned and from the car park to front door is also on a slope."

    If you have any mobility problems this property might not be for you. Settee in lounge is very low and not ideal for anyone with back or knee problems. Milk in the fridge and tea bags would be good on arrival

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Sep 2022

  • "I was very pleased with this lovely house in a superb position with views towards the hills and the garden was lovely with lots of plants and so secluded especially at the seating up on the hill ."

    There was nothing which could have made our stay better and even the weather was good.Altogether an excellent holiday Magdalen

    Reviewed by Magdalen5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was our first stay at the cottage."

    We were perfectly happy with our choice. The location is conveniently close to Dolgellau centre, with some reasonable road noise from the Barmouth Road during the day, as we expected, but almost none at night. There was no music noise at all. You can walk into town, which we did pretty well every day. The drive is on the steep side. The cottage is spacious, light and airy, and generally well equipped. My only comment would be that the living room sofa is very low if you have a bad back like me! The kitchen is very nice and very well equipped, the bathrooms are too, and the place seems newly decorated. In summary, I would describe the cottage as being sensible value for money, and we would return. Our reaction to it was that it was a nice, well presented holiday home. We've seen lots of worse properties in our time. The cleaning was done to a good standard.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "David was an exceptional host, who was so welcoming and gave us lots of information on the surrounding area."

    The house itself was beautiful, the photos don't do it justice. We loved sitting out in the garden and looking at the breathtaking views, the grandchildren also had lots of fun picking the blackberries that were growing in the garden. The house was fully equipped with everything that you would need and we took full advantage of the bath, which was a nice extra after a day of walking and exploring the area. If we were to visit the area again we would definitely go back! Regards, The Bailey Family

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2022

  • "Although the location was perfect for travel, the accommodation is in need of an update in areas of seating, totally run down."

    The bathrooms had to be bleached because of the smell from drainage in showers. There was an accumulation of fluff and dirt behind seating and we found cigarette packets, which suggests this was never cleaned anytime soon. Some utilities had to be bought for kitchen use ( spatula & scissors). On 3 of the nights we were welcomed to a band playing in next door's garage and we couldn't close the windows (heat) from 6.30 to 9.30.There was no mop & bucket to give the floors a good clean; and carpets are that old that the carpet cleaner didn't do much when used.No clothes line for washing to hang out & fridges/ freezers way too small for 6 people. This may sound like nothing to other stays, but it did make us leave on Friday rather than Saturday.

    Reviewed by Hugh1.6Aug 2022

  • "Excellent cottage and the owner was incredibly helpful."

    We really enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2022

  • "Magical"

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great week in a fantastic property!"

    Great location to explore the beautiful Welsh mountains & sea.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Mr Collins, the property owner, was very friendly and provided tips and recommendations about the area."

    The property is really lovely and the setting is perfect for relaxing and taking in the natural beauty. The livingroom and kitchen's large windows allowed us to watch the birds, view the mountain and just watch the weather. The garden is a lovely place to sit and just chill. We took full advantage of the deep plunging bath at the end of each day. This holiday was extremely restful and we left feeling fantastic.

    Reviewed by Velma5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time and the house is in brilliant position for amazing views, everything you need for a comfortable stay, nice walk down to the town."

    But the only negative is that the settee in lounge is very uncomfortable. We would definitely stay again if we went to that area.

    Reviewed by Ron4.7Mar 2022

  • "A great cottage in a great area."

    With everything you need in the cottage and plenty of places to visit on your doorstep. Great communication with the owner prior to arrival. Would recommend cycle hire from Dolgellau cycles and do the ride down to Barmouth. Would return here without hesitation.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2022

  • "Extremely helpful host who gave us lots of information and advice on things to do."

    House was in a great position and very comfortable. The kitchen was a great living space where we spent most of our time. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Dec 2021

  • "What a lovely home."

    We had a super week staying at this house.Being just the two of us we spent each evening in the kitchem area as it was so nice an comfy.With all the etra sleeping and bathroom we are thinking of going again and taking family with us,The town is a must for a walk around,And can recommend the Ship Hotel for the evening meal if you wish not to cook. And the butcher in the town has some super sausage. Many thanks to David for the advise on places to visit .

    Reviewed by Will5.0Nov 2021

  • "A great large house with excellent facilities and a location with fantastic views about 8 mins from the bridge into the town."

    The driveway is not easy to identify on first arriving and is a steep incline which needs you to be in first gear to get up the hill but ample parking and turning space at the top.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2021

  • "What a lovely house in a beautiful spot."

    .clean comfortable and very well appointed…roughly a 10min walk to Dogellau and what a lovely little town with small shops and wonderful pubs and places to eat… Easy access to all places we wanted to visit by car . I roughly go every year to Wales and as always everything exceeded expectations including the weather

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2021

  • "There is a very steep, windy drive up to the house which is difficult to negotiate."

    You need to approach from Dolgellau, put the car in first gear, take the right hand fork and just keep going, otherwise you are in trouble. Please can there be a larger house sign at the bottom of the drive as well!

    Reviewed by Mary3.8Aug 2021

  • "We had a comfortable stay at Llechwedd which was in a very convenient location to walk into Dolgellau and access places of interest in the area."

    The house was well-equipped and tastefully decorated.

    Reviewed by Clare4.4Aug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Llechwedd!"

    The photos of the property don't do it justice and it felt much bigger. It is in a private position and we didn't really see anyone else whilst we were there. Just note, it is difficult to find the first time and we needed to call David.. Look for the bird on the post! The gardens are huge and it also has a nice seated area. The views are also amazing. Dolgellau has a fantastic park for children, with nice little shops. We made the most of the area and visited, Barmouth Beach (a must). We went for a walk up Cadair Idris and made it to the lake. We visited Portmeirion, which is a nice day out. Aberdovey, is a nice beach day, not as many shops as Barmouth. Dolgoch Falls, is also lovely and not far from the house. The house, has nearly everything you need and we would certainly look at coming again! Thank you :)

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4Jul 2021

  • "Owner was very helpful indeed and assisted us quickly and efficiently when we needed help with technical items in the house."

    Beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Pamela4.4Jun 2021

  • "Stayed in property previously , fabulous house and location Had great weather as well"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely property, well designed and in good condition, squeaky clean."

    Everything worked well (wifi, heating etc). Although it’s within easy walking distance from town its position on the hillside at the edge makes it feel more secluded, and the road connections from Dolgellau are excellent. Beautiful garden, please note that it’s very steep so small kids will need constant supervision. Great communication from David the owner who sent us useful suggestions for steam train adventures for our train-obsessed kids! The driveway is a little hard to spot from Barmouth road but once you’ve found it the first time it’s easy (look for the stone duck on the gatepost!)

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely house, well situated 10 minutes walk from Dolgellau."

    Great base for discovering Snowdonia

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2020

  • "Great location for an active holiday."

    Great location for just sitting and looking at the view too

    Reviewed by Francesca4.4Oct 2020

  • "We had a lovely break away and this place made it that much better."

    Lovely, clean modern home with everything you could possibly need. It’s like a home from home. We will certainly stay at Llechwedd again. Thanks

    Reviewed by Ellie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Restaurants within easy walking distance as are the shops."

    Only slight problem with the bath think it could do with an anti slip mat. Apart from that entire property was excellent

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2020

  • "A lovely house in a great position overlooking Dolgellau with views across to Cader Idris."

    The house is newly and tastefully modernised. A great base for a holiday in the southern part of Snowdonia with lots to do in the local area. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Aug 2020

  • "The only thing i would like to mention is mattress’s on bunk beds could do with replacing"

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2020

  • "A friendly comfortable house - it is clear the house is well loved by its owners and is maintained to an exceptionally high standard."

    We loved it - thanks.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Mar 2020

  • "The property is spacious, well equipped and very quiet and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay there."

    Dolgellau is an interesting town with plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants, and is a good centre from which to explore West Snowdonia. Just some small points: 1) The house is difficult to find initially as the house sign is barely visible on Barmouth Road. We had to park then walk to find the property. 2) The walk to town centre is more like 10-15 mins than 5 (but is flat apart from the short steep bit between house and road). 3) No sign of a visitor's book, would have been interesting to read other people's comments.

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.4Aug 2019

  • "A lovely large holiday home with everything we needed plus more."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful with some great tips on places to visit around the area. Would not hesitate to recommend Llechwedd to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely views from front of house over Cadair Idris"

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jun 2019

  • "What a lovely house."

    It's the second time we have stayed here. The views are to die for, the house has everything you could need on holiday except it could do with a dryer.. and our sheets were very bitty if you know what I mean (old). Thanks though, we had a fabulous holiday x

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Apr 2019

  • "A lot to like about this property."

    Spacious, comfortable, well equipped, private, great location and fantastic views. It's in our top 10.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2019

  • "Really nice property, Dave very informative and helpful."

    Ye porperty was very tidy with all facilities I would expect, The entrance to the property a bit steep but nothing to worry about. Parking was really good and location, town was a short 10-15 walk

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Feb 2019

  • "I have always been a fan of Sykes, having been a regular customer for many years."

    However, the acid test is when a business faces a customer challenge, and you see how the company responds. I rented the cottage, Llechwedd in Dolgellau mid Jan 2019. It is a large hillside detached house with big rooms and corridors.The central heating is oil fired and it broke down due to boiler failure three quarters of the way into our holiday. The owner promptly came over with a couple of noisy warm air blowers. These were not nearly enough to keep the house habitable and ineffective as a central heating substitute. We hunkered down in the kitchen which was the only room that we could get warm. The rest of the house remained freezing. The boiler repair man said the spare part for the boiler could not be fitted until our due departure date. We decided to leave early and go home as the house was too cold. The owner and Sykes have been absolutely dogmatic that provision of warm air blowers is an adequate substitute for a full CH system in a Welsh January. This was definitely NOT the case. I have explained to the owner and Sykes that I understand that problems and breakdowns can happen, but that we, the customers have lost a couple of days of our holiday for which we made a payment. I am not after a rebate on the money we paid for the rental, more an acknowledgement/apology of how much we were inconvenienced. All responses from the owner/Sykes have been defensive and dismissive of our problem, which frankly I find very poor behaviour. I have suggested that as a goodwill gesture a small value voucher towards our next possible Sykes cottage holiday would make for good customer relations. This has not been forthcoming either. So overall I have felt very disappointed at my treatment by the owner and Sykes who basically say being left with no Central Heating in a Welsh January is fine. Bob

    Our sincerest apologies for the lack of support you feel you have received on this booking, we strive to provide a first class service to all of our customers and it would appear on this occasion we have failed. We have reviewed your case and complaint with this booking and can see that we have issued you a voucher for you to use on a possible future booking with us by way of a goodwill gesture. The owner is aware of the feedback that has been left and is using it constructively for any similar issues that may arise in future. Again, we apologise for how you have perceived the response from both owner and Sykes, we hope that the resolution offered and accepted is a satisfactory one. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert2.2Jan 2019

  • "Mr Collins of Llechwedd was a perfect host!"

    He was always there on the telephone for any inquiries that I had. Overall, the cottage was beautiful, well maintained and it’s interior was thoughtfully designed. Everything about this Sykes Cottage was great, I recommend this cottage for a family of 6 or 7. Very spacious.

    Reviewed by Arjun5.0Nov 2018

  • "We thought it a bit mean that there were not more towels as we were paying for a property that sleeps 6."

    Otherwise the property was very nice.

    Reviewed by Henrietta4.7Oct 2018

  • "Just to be aware that the drive into the property is very steep!"

    OK once you have done it a few times. But it's worth it for the wonderful views and if you're up to it climb to the top of garden for an even better view of Dolgellau and Cader Idris. The house is wonderful, spacious and beautifully presented a credit to the owner David did all the work himself. Will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2018

  • "Idealy situated for all areas of Wales ie beach & coast, trekking, historic, lakes and mountains."

    The town is on your doorstep with plenty of eateries and waterholes and the added bonus of a eurospar supermarket if needed. Very comfortable property with great views.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0May 2018

  • "Fabulous house, beautiful views in a lovely village."

    Very handy spot to travel out from. Thoroughly enjoyed our week.

    Reviewed by Judith4.7Mar 2018

  • "I took my boyfriend away for a long weekend to stay at Llechwedd and it did not dissapoint!"

    The cottage was cosy, clean and David was very helpful! He sent me an itinery with things we could do whilst we were there and beaches to visit which we did and it was amazing! Thanks again for a lovely stay and we will be back no doubt!

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Feb 2018

  • "The cottage was really clean , cosy and comfortable ."

    Perfect base for all amenities and ideal for visiting Dolgellau to eat out in the evenings .

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2017

  • "A fabulous holiday home in a great location!"

    The house was well equipped and was perfect for a week exploring Wales. The owner was really helpful and we would love to return again soon!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Aug 2017

  • "This house was amazing."

    I'd love to live here all year round. Incredibly comfortable, wonderfully equipped, spotlessly clean house. Perfectly positioned as it was only a short walk into Dolgellau, via a lovely footpath running alongside the river. Fantastic views from the property, and David, the owner, was very informative with letting us know of places to visit. Would love to come back for some more walking and stay here again.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2017

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage!"

    Brilliant location with plenty of amenities close by and yet so peaceful and quiet. Owner really helpful too.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Mar 2017

  • "Wonderful little village with lots of places to visit and a lovely big outdoor play in the town centre."

    Couldn't have wanted a better spot to holiday

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Oct 2016

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped house, spacious, with everything needed for a very comfortable stay."

    Beautiful views from the property, and within easy reach of some gorgeous locations.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2016

  • "The cottage was simply amazing and every bit as good as we had hoped it would ..."

    The cottage was simply amazing and every bit as good as we had hoped it would be, stunning location and very clean throughout

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2016

  • "The holiday house had everything we needed including a hairdryer, good blackout blinds/ curtains and even a wine chiller."

    It was a big property, even though it was only 3 beds, with lots of space so we weren't on top of each other. 2 TVs allowed differing tv tastes for my youngest and oldest children. Wifi worked well all week. We even managed to cycle to Barmouth and back. It is a good base for exploring the area, with enough steam trains to satisfy the keenest enthusiast.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2016

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Summary

  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks
  • Bathroom with double-ended bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with central island breakfast bar (seats 4) and dining area with sofa (seats 3) and TV
  • Utility
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating in dining area
  • Electric Belling range cooker with double oven, 5-ring hob and food warmer plate, microwave, fridge, freezer, wine cooler, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, 1 with DVD, broadband
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 3 cars
  • Front crushed slate sitting area with bench and mountain views
  • Raised patio area with furniture, BBQ and mountain views
  • Rear sloping grassed area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Dolgellau town centre 5 mins walk
  • Note: There is a very shallow stream running through the garden.

The property

An immaculately-presented, detached holiday cottage, in an elevated position offering stunning views of the Cader Idris mountain range, on the edge of the market town of Dolgellau.

Luxuriously appointed throughout, providing light and airy, contemporary accommodation, this Dolgellau cottage is perfect for families and friends or a couple wanting a romantic retreat.

There are three quality bedrooms, a welcoming sitting room and luxury kitchen including comfy seating and TV.

Outside this delightful Dolgellau holiday cottage there are two sitting areas, perfect for dining alfresco while enjoying the wonderful mountain view.

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

This Dolgellau cottage is also close to a golf course and three miles from the renowned mountain bike centre at Coed-y-Brenin.

Only eight miles away are the beautiful sandy beaches of Barmouth and Fairbourne, as well as Harlech Castle, a World Heritage Site.

This is a lovely Dolgellau cottage, ideal for a luxury holiday at any time of the year.

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About the location

DOLGELLAU

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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas