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Stabal Cottage

(Ref. 25754)

Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (24)
  • lovely (14)
  • location (11)
  • friendly (10)
  • owners (9)
  • farm (8)

27 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely Cottage, superb location, very friendly owners on a working farm and perfect for what we needed."

    Reviewed by Robert4.7May 2023

  • "Beautiful place, would recommend it, very nice welcome from the family."

    We hope to go back some time.

    Reviewed by Stella5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely setting."

    Hosts friendly and helpful without intruding. Would love to stay again in future

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage nestled in the scenic surrounding hills."

    Great place to escape to relax. Friendly owners, on a working farm so brilliant for children to experience. Cottage was well presented, clean and all the facilities you would need.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2022

  • "Had the best holiday couldn’t fault is lovely cottage and area great host Thank you"

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a great holiday at Y Stabal."

    A big 'Thank you' to Rhian, Huw and family for their hard work in maintaining the cottage and for making it available to us. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage perfect for 2 adults although it does sleep 4."

    Extremely clean and well presented. Friendly helpful hosts. Perfect location for getting about this part of wales. A very enjoyable week in a spectacular location.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2022

  • "A perfect cottage!"

    So clean and such lovely comfortable beds. It had everything we needed for our weeks stay. Amazing location with incredible views. Super hosts too! Hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely Cottage and great location."

    Clean and well equipped. Good WiFi for the family too. Met Rhian on arrival and she checked in with us a few day later to see if everything was ok. Ideal location for access to the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2022

  • "Cosy, comfortable well equipped cottage in beautiful location."

    Friendly, helpful owners live next door but are not intrusive at all. Walks from the doorstep but also a perfect base to explore Snowdonia National Park. Also did day trips to see dolphins in New Quay and explore Anglesey. On weekdays low flying military jets overhead as cottage is in Mach Loop (worth the short uphill walk to East Cad from cottage to get perfect eyelevel viewing of jets). would definitely stay here again. It was a magical week.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Jul 2022

  • "This was our 2nd visit to this cottage with fabulous views and we were pleased that everything was of the same high standard."

    From the cottage there are many hikes in the mountains which surround it, including Cader Idris and after each hike it was a pleasure to return to the peace and quiet of the property. We were blessed with sunny weather nearly all week which allowed us to see the sky at night which was something not to be missed, it was amazing. The friendly owners were very helpful and as the property is on a working farm they were on hand should we have needed them, which we didn’t! We would highly recommend this cottage and we plan to return again.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Cosy and comfortable."

    Fantastic location, close to lots of activities and a few good pubs. Easy communication with property owner. Only downside is the turning for the cottage is easy to miss off the main road!

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage ."

    Comfortable bed and sattees , very clean, beautiful surrounding ! Perfect if you want peace and quiet . The hosts are very friendly and welcoming . We enjoyed our stay a lot ! Thank you !

    Reviewed by Natalia4.4May 2021

  • "The photos of the cottage do not do it justice."

    It is in a scenic position, surrounded by mountains (including Cader Idris) and is extremely comfortable, a real home from home. The owners were lovely and helpful. The cottage is in an ideal position for hiking, exploring the coast, the Mach loop and visiting historic sites. Castel y bere is a must along with a hike up Birds Rock. The only noise you hear is from the stream which tumbles down the side of the property. We can’t recommend this cottage enough as it is a little gem and we are definitely booking again as a week was not long enough!

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage is as described in your literature."

    It was so good to be able to live on a working farm and to be able to walk out of the property in to the hills and the wonderful countryside around. We felt very safe in the current pandemic and the owners were extremely friendly and thoughtful.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Sep 2020

  • "Excellent cottage i highly recommend cosy warm & very comfortable beds."

    Lovely surrounding scenery with a running stream next to the cottage to hear as your waiting to go off to sleep. Book it you will not be let down & the owners are very nice people easy to get on with. Thank you Rhian & family. Mal.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2020

  • "Our cottage was comfortable and clean."

    Because of covid it was plainer than it might have been, in that they had been advised to take out ornaments, but it still felt homely. We did have an issue with WIFI but the owners living just next door was very handy for sorting out problems and they made a very big effort to help us. BT came round and after their second visit we were able to use our devices to look at google maps and so on. However, because of where the cottage is situated, in a beautiful area surrounded by hills and mountains, it will never be 100% reliable or fast, so if you are thinking of doing work away from home this might not be the place, although it was fine if you just wanted a bit of information now and then or to email people. Also, it would be worth checking whether your phone would receive any signal there as we got none using ours (vodaphone). The owner very kindly lent us a landline phone for incoming calls so that our older daughter could call us from home if she had any problems. They really did all they could to problem solve and be helpful, it's just that you need to be aware that because of where you will be situated, it's just the way things are. You could even see it as a bonus if you want to have a break from constant interruptions or from your devices (some of which worked better than others. My husband's tablet worked better than my laptop for some reason) or if you want to encourage your children to have a bit of a break from them. As long as you have a car it's a perfect place to explore all the wonderful walks and interesting places around and about (Torrent Walk, the Old and New Precipice Walks, The Centre for Alternative Technology, the Iron Age hill fort at Tre'r Ceiri and so on). Even though it's a working farm it's very peaceful and we were never woken up early. The only real noise was the beautiful sound of the stream gushing past (quite fast and deep after rain, so watch out if you have little ones) and it was delightful to be able to watch sheep wandering about, munching away, through the windows. So as long as you are aware the wifi/broadband won't be fast and you may or may not get phone reception, I would say this was a perfect place for a countryside holiday and the owners did everything they could to make it as pleasant as possible, even leaving a packet of much appreciated Welsh Cakes for us to find on our arrival.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Aug 2020



    Reviewed by S4.7Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, welcoming hosts, would return"

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Jul 2019

  • "What a fabulous find."

    The cottage was really well appointed with everything you could possibly need. Despite being located on a working farm the cottage was extremely quiet and peaceful. Only a couple of miles to Dolgellau and situated immediately below the Mach Loop so was perfect for spotting jets from the front lawn. Huw and Rhian were extremely welcoming and helpful with local knowledge and tips about places to visit. Plenty to see and do, a stone’s throw from the farm. We’d love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2019

  • "We enjoyed the location ."

    The views were amazing. Dark skies with millions of stars. In the Mach loop where the jets fly so close. Driving distance of beaches lakes rivers waterfalls and mountains. The cottage was cosy and lovely. Everything you need. On a farm with friendly hosts. We even had welsh cakes left on the table for us. We will definitely book here again

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Apr 2019

  • "Great location, nice touch on arrival of milk and Welsh cakes."

    Easy to get to and stunning views. Would recommend this cottage to walkers.

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely location."

    Mountains all around and stream running alongside. Very tidy farm.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Aug 2018

  • "Das Cottage ist wunderbar gelegen."

    Die Umgebung lädt zum Wandern ein. Der unweit gelegene Pub ist zu empfehlen, man sollte aber einen Tisch im Vorfeld reservieren. Der Strand ist innerhalb einer halben Autostunde erreichbar, ebenso das Whitewater Cernter wo man Rafting und Canyonig Touren buchen kann. Alles in allem eine wunderschöne Gegend, die sportlich und landschaftlich viel zu bieten hat.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Aug 2018

  • "All was well arranged."

    The cottage was fantastic, lots of comfort. The location is also very nice and if you are aviation enthusiast, the jets fly low in the Mach Loop. We had two wonderful weeks in Stabal Cottage! Hope to come back again ...

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jun 2018

  • "Lovely surroundings great family and great weather it was all we could ask for."

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.8May 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage set within stunning views."

    Owners were friendly and extremely hospitable. Some lovely little touches too such as milk in the fridge on arrival as well as cakes. Also some essentials left too. So thoughtful.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner-effect electric stove.
  • Oil central heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freesat with On Demand , DVD/CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Lawned garden to front with furniture and stream
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops 4 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: There is an open stream in the garden, children to be supervised
  • Note: The stairs at the property have a narrow tread.

The property

Dolgellau 3.5 miles.

A delightful semi-detached cottage attached to the owner's home on a working farm in stunning Snowdonia countryside, just outside the North Wales market town of Dolgellau.

Set in the foothills of Cader Idris, this cottage near Dolgellau is ideal for families and walkers who want the challenge of discovering this fabulous region.

The ground floor at this Cader Idris cottage consists of an open plan living area along with a shower room, whilst upstairs two lovely bedrooms provide comfy sleeping accommodation for all ages.

Outside this cottage near Dolgellau is a private seating area next to a running stream, where you can sit and relax after a long day walking in the hills.

Just a mile down the road is a popular pub and restaurant, whilst Dolgellau is just over three miles away with a fine selection of shops, pubs and cafes.

The Snowdonia National Park surrounds this Cader Idris cottage with a fantastic range of walks and cycle routes to suit all abilities.

Take a trip to the coast and spend a day on the beach at Barmouth or Tywyn, or visit the Centre for Alternative Technology at nearby Machynlleth.

A wonderful cottage near Dolgellau which is suitable for a holiday all year round.

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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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