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Trawsfynydd near Llan Ffestiniog and Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 3750)



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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property."

    Beautifully clean with everything you need. Quiet village with no problem parking just down the road. Loved the nearby lake. Friendly neighbours. Will return.

    Reviewed by JulianJul 2022

  • "Comfortable and convenient little terrace cottage."

    Just right for our walking holiday.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2022

  • "Perfect. More like a home than a holiday property."

    Handy shop right next door too.

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2022

  • "Stayed in this cottage in 2019 and booked to return when we were there as had such a great week."

    . This was that delayed trip and didn't disappoint.

    Reviewed by YvetteAug 2021

  • "I had really fond memories of this cottage from 5 years ago, and was not disappointed when we returned."

    The cottage is comfy and cosy and feels like a home. It makes a great base for exploring North Wales.

    Reviewed by RhiannonAug 2021

  • "Only Thing that we were not happy about was the parking, as it was public parking, and we only normally want private parking."

    Apart from that we had a good holiday, and the cottage was fine.

    Reviewed by PhilipJun 2021

  • "Great break in a Welsh Village."

    Cottage was extremely clean and all Covid rules were in place. The furniture and beds are very comfortable. Hot water is provided by an instant heater under the sink which it is recommended to be switched off after use. However we then kept forgetting to switch it on before going to the bathroom in the morning! It is possible to park outside to load and unload, but longer term and overnight is either on a first come first served basis in a marked off road area lower down the road, or at the side of the road higher up the street. There is traffic coming and going to the village shop 3 doors up and the lorry delivering chilled foods was parked outside very early one morning with the engine and refrigeration units running. The refuse collection can also come as early at 6.30am. Walks to the local lake are great and access south to Dolgellau and Cadair Idris, and north to Snowdon are easy. Thoroughly recommended and we will return.

    Reviewed by BalvinderJun 2021

  • "Finally got to stay in our cottage after the pandemic."

    Everything in the cottage exactly as described, details given by other reviewers were useful too. Down-to-earth sweet little cottage nothing swanky and modern. On a good bus route, though connecting services need a lot of working out if you want to go to the coast. My partner and I found 89 bird species, all using public transport, and many within a couple of miles of the cottage. Unfortunately we found the bed far too firm. The local shop does a lot of good local meat and is very well stocked despite being small.

    Reviewed by JanineMay 2021

  • "Very friendly village excellent having a shop next door and we enjoyed the log burning stove which made the place very cosy."

    On the negative the lounge was a bit dark and the single bedroom. So I think these two rooms could do with redecorating in lighter colours as it’s a bit old fashioned.

    Reviewed by Victoria JamilahAug 2020

  • "Cottage was lovely, comfortable, prepared very well, very good organised."

    Reviewed by DanutaAug 2020

  • "The cottage is fantastic!"

    If you're looking for a great location for your holiday and must be a magical, easy to catch a natural environment, and clear your daily stress pick this place up.

    Reviewed by MariuszJan 2020

  • "Update the listing to include wi-fi and sky TV."

    A very relaxed Xmas, which was what we needed, can't fault anything

    Reviewed by JaniceDec 2019

  • "Very comfortable and extremely well kitted out cottage."

    Reviewed by YvetteAug 2019

  • "The cottage is really well equipped and has everything needed for a home from home experience."

    It's cosy and in a brilliant location to explore the national park and Llyn Peninsular. I would recommend to anyone. The owners were friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by IsobelAug 2019

  • "A real home away from home."

    The cottage is well equipped and cosy. Loved the binoculars and telescope to look out over the amazing views. A great location and no more than 40 mins away from activities.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2019

  • "Good access to walking areas."

    Reviewed by ChristineJun 2019

  • "Amazing cottage."

    Was surprised when i got there. Nice and quiet place felt like at home.

    Reviewed by EvaldasMay 2019

  • "Nice cottage thought of everything even chargers for phones !"

    ! well placed as a base to explore north wales the bed was one of the most comfortable ive ever slept in away from home:) shame about the street light outside which made the room quite light but we got used to that the only complaint is the details states ample parking from that statement you would expect to be able to park, Not true if theres a space then you can but on 3 occasions we couldnt. kind of had to park around the corner in a side street not sure if i was really safe to park where i did so had to keep looking out if there was space and move. i found this quite anoying especially if it was wet I think this should be stated more acurately in the description

    Reviewed by RichardSep 2018

  • "Our base at Bodalaw enabled us to explore a vast area of North Wales,due to the great location."

    There is something for everyone to experience so you shouldn't be left disappointed

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2018

  • "Bodalaw cottage is a great holiday cottage in beautiful Wales."

    The cottage is very cosy and well equipped. We had a splendid time there and enjoyed the beautiful countryside and climbed Mount Snowdon in the mist. Wales was beautiful and we were very fortunate to have three days of great weather. The only thing that bothered us was that the village pub was closed permanently. On your site it says that there is a pub at walking distance. But it is not open anymore!

    Reviewed by RobAug 2018

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our break at Bodalaw, despite the weather."

    The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped. The village shop/post office is excellent and very convenient. The only inaccuracy in the listing is that there is no longer a pub in the village.

    Reviewed by HilaryJul 2018

  • "It can be noisy in the early morning due to deliveries to village shop."

    We notice this as we don't live on a road at home. The pub in the village is now closed.The cottage makes a good base for exploring the Rhinogs.There is no means of making coffee in the cottage.But apart from that its well equipped.Good standard of cleanliness.

    Reviewed by LynneJul 2018

  • "Very well equipped,pleasantly cool I the heatwave."

    Good location to visit interesting places.

    Reviewed by KathleenJun 2018

  • "I had a lovely holiday in a beautiful part of the country."

    The cottage had all that I could need, and more, however I was disappointed with the second bedroom. It has no window and only a small uncomfortable bed that could use a new mattress. Had I known that the second room would not be comfortable for my mother then I would not have chosen this cottage. Perhaps the room is usually only used for children? I had read a review which described the small bedroom as 'quirky'. That we really unhelpful as I assumed it referred to the decor and not to the fact that it felt like sleeping in a cupboard, except there is a stained glass window in it that leads into the bathroom! The cottage is in a very pretty village and the locals are very friendly.

    Reviewed by SandraJun 2018

  • "This was a well equipped cottage and the owners made us really welcome which we very much appreciated."

    Reviewed by WayneApr 2018

  • "The facilities provided at the cottage was outstanding, from hiking packs and walking sticks to all kitchen tools,torches and even peanut top-ups for the bird feeder, as well as portable heaters for every room, (although these were not needed) a village shop just yards away provided any food items that may be required."

    The cottage exceeded all expectations.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2017

  • "Minor thing -it would have been good to have shampoo as well."

    Reviewed by MithaMay 2017

  • "Lovely cottage, great location if touring the railways of North Wales."

    Very well equipped with comprehensive advice provided. Quirky second bedroom. Good Wi-Fi and television via Sky. May be worth taking your viewing card. Overall we thought it was a beautiful cottage in an excellent location.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2017

  • "Brilliant cottage,the owner was so friendly."

    Never been in a cottage so well equiped, everything you could possibly think of was provided.A beautiful village that is centrally located to explore Snowdonia . To be recommended!!

    Reviewed by AnOct 2016

  • "The cottage owner have everything written down even the instruction of how to use hot shower."

    Make the living easier. The cottage has everything from Washing machine to microwave. It is close to an lake. Nice scenery.

    Reviewed by Hwa-ChingSep 2016

  • "We had such an amazing time in a very well equipped and comfortable cottage that we are already talking about coming back and we only arrived home two days ago, excellent will definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by DawnAug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Living room with multi-fuel stove.
  • Electric radiators with multi-fuel stove
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, flat screen TV, DVD, stereo/CD, WiFi
  • Electricity, gas and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Ample off road parking spaces approx 30 metres from cottage
  • Enclosed rear patio and gravelled area with garden furniture, BBQ and distant mountain views
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 20 yards
  • Please note: the village pub in Trawsfynydd is once again open
  • Food is available to eat-in or takeaway.

The property

An early 19th century, stone-built mid-terrace cottage, in the village of Trawsfynydd, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, this pretty property makes the ideal Trawsfynydd holiday cottage.

Retaining much of its original character, including the stone inglenook fireplace and multi-fuel stove, the property has a charming and cosy atmosphere, while the rear patio garden is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the countryside and mountain views in the distance.

The surrounding area is ideal for a quiet Trawsfynydd cottage break, or for lovers of the outdoors, there is excellent walking, golf and birdwatching available close by, and fishing on the Trawsfynydd Lake is very popular.

Spend time at one of the beautiful beaches nearby, or visit Portmeirion Italianate Village, and at the end of the day, this welcoming Trawsfynydd holiday cottage is a perfect place to return to and relax.

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About the location


Porthmadog 12 miles; Dolgellau 13 miles; Harlech 14 miles.

This traditional Welsh village lies in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, and is surrounded by the Rhinog, Moelwyn and Arenig mountains. The impressive Trawsfynydd Lake, which is only a short walk from the village, is renowned for its fishing and offers a recently completed walking and cycling route around the entire lake. The village itself boasts a small variety of shops. This area is a mecca for outdoor activities including excellent water sports, climbing, walking, fishing, golf and mountain biking. The beautiful beaches at Black Rock Sands, Harlech and Barmouth are close by, as are the bustling towns of Dolgellau and Porthmadog. Visit castles, narrow gauge railways, slate and copper mines and the famous Portmeirion Italianate Village.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas