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Stabal Cottage

Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 25754)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "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 ThomasNov 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 NataliaMay 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 YvonneApr 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 GeoffSep 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 MalcolmSep 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 DonnaAug 2020



    Reviewed by SSep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, welcoming hosts, would return"

    Reviewed by KeithJul 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 EmmaApr 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 CarolynApr 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 KelvinApr 2019

  • "Lovely location."

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

    Reviewed by DorothyAug 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 ThomasAug 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 ThomasJun 2018

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

    Reviewed by GeoffreyMay 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 CherylAug 2016

  • "Great location to get to a wide range of hikes and attractions."

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2016

  • "The cottage was well appointed and comfortable."

    The location was very peaceful and quiet.

    Reviewed by IanJul 2016

  • "The location of Stabal Cottage was perfect and the we had everything we needed."

    Reviewed by KathleenFeb 2016

  • "We had a lovely week staying in Stabal cottage, very comfortable, cosy and our hosts were very warm and welcoming."

    Reviewed by KateSep 2015

  • "Cottage was comfy, cosy and very much a home from home."

    It was ideal for our needs of being able to walk in the local area as well as driving further afield to other attractions in close proximity. We than the owners for providing a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2014

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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.


  • 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 basic Sky, 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.

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About the location


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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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