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Milk Wood Lodges; Milk Wood

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Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

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Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over 5
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Prices from £300 to £881 depending on length of stay & time of year. Please check the Availability & Price/booking information Tabs above, before emailing.

Featured in The Guardian’s “Britain’s Top 10 Cutest Log Cabins”, Milk Wood Lodge is our Pet Friendly Snowdonia retreat with private Hot Tub, Sauna, woodburner and WiFi, hidden in a clearing on the edge of the woods on the slopes of the Wnion Valley, within an exclusive small complex of private log cabin homes. Imagine a cosy log cabin sheltered by the woods, in an idyllic countryside setting, stargazing on a clear night from the soothing warmth of your own private Hot Tub, relaxing inside by the log fire with a glass of wine (or hot cocoa!), and then retiring to a comfy bed to dream the night away. Romantic Breaks don’t get better than this, and special family memories, too, after the cosy experience and adventure of Milk Wood.

Whether you seek the perfect unwind, or have a birthday, anniversary or just need that special break, Milk Wood Lodges, the location and the wider area is ideal for couples and families, and will cater for your every need.

You enter Milk Wood from the rear decked area where the private Hot Tub is located. A long hallway leads to doors off to the sauna room, bedrooms and kitchen/ breakfast room, and finally into the spacious sitting room with large wood burner, comfy sofas & beautiful drapes. Adjoining this is the cosy dining room with red chandelier and candles for that intimate meal. All rooms are furnished in tasteful modern style, while keeping that romantic log cabin feel. Original artworks by a local artist hang on the walls. This stunning 5-Star cabin has free Wi-Fi, as well as Sony TV & audio equipment for your enjoyment. So, if the weather keeps you in, you can entertain yourselves.

The fully fitted kitchen has a large Brittania range cooker, large American style fridge freezer, dishwasher, as well as a washer/dryer. If you don't want to cook, the modern gastro pub (Cross Foxes) is just 2 miles (3.2km) away and the excellent Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel Restaurant is 5.5 miles (8.8km) down the road. Or, you can stay cabinside instead, and eat by the warm, cosy wood burner, or have your breakfast or lunch on the wooden bench/table set in the peaceful garden, taking in the beautiful sounds of the many wild songbirds inhabiting the woodland view on three sides of the garden behind Milk Wood.

It provides a tranquil space with ambient quietness, fresh air to breath, no light pollution; this is what visitors find so striking about the lodge, Brithdir and the area. The noise of the city is removed from one’s senses and a whole new world appears, with views of woodland, valleys and hills. It’s the ideal place to recapture serenity and recharge the batteries.

In the old Welsh town of Dolgellau there are quaint shops, cafes and restaurants. There is also a Co-Op for general food and a Euro Spar that has fish, good wines and other specialties.

We strongly encourage you to please check the Availability & Price/booking information Tabs above, before emailing a request, as these Tabs are fully up to date and contain the full booking conditions, any restrictions, our start dates and bookable periods that we do, and the information we need to know on Pets & Children before we take your booking.

NOTE - In case Milkwood is showing as booked, we have two other lodges: Wnion Wood for 4, and Milk Wood Bach for 2 or 3. (Search by home ID 147796 and 227079 at the top of the page.) These are luxury lodges, each with their own private Hot Tub and Sauna. Everything is fully inclusive within the price, including all linen, logs & utilities.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Check in time: 04:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Barmouth
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Liverpool John Lennon, Nearest railway: Barmouth
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Milk Wood is owned and personally managed by Phil Thompson who also owns Wnion Wood & Milk Wood Bach. Each log cabin, although very similar from the exterior is unique in its interior design. Furnished in boutique style, simple and understated with the emphasis on comfort. Your weekend break or holiday should be a home away from home experience, with great quality beds and beautiful surroundings. The lodges have been equipped to a level that Philip himself expects for himself, in creature comforts while being away from home. He also lives close by and the cleaners and care taker live on site, so there is always local knowledge and any help required close at hand. Each lodge also has its own garden.

Front room sits 5, wood burner, and HD Sony 32 inch TV, HD Satellite Free-view recorder, Blu Ray/DVD/CD player, Amplifier, with Mission speakers.

Dining room with direct hatch access to kitchen.

Large kitchen/ breakfast room with Britannia range double oven cooker and hood, American style fridge freezer, dish washer, tumble dryer and washing machine.

One king size bedroom with Ipod dock, & one two-single-beds bedroom.

Bedrooms are equipped with clock/radios and hairdryers.

Sauna room

Lotus XL BBQ stored indoors, but is for outside use.

One family bathroom with shower. NOTE: Bath only suitable for bathing a baby.

Max occupancy 4, plus babe in arms.

High chair & travel cot provided on request, bedding for babies NOT provided.

One small basket for small dog.

No bikes to be taken indoors.

Further details outdoors

The Hot Tub is available all year round - (Please bring your own TOWELS for Hot Tub use).

Decking area enclosed with table and bench seats around the Hot Tub area.

Large grass garden with large round bench table and brolly.

Charcoal BBQ Lotus XL - (Please supply own charcoal).

Garden is not dog proof so DOGS must be kept under strict control. Dogs can be kept in on decking area.

Front parking for 2 cars. No boats, trailers, caravans or motor-homes to be parked. Sorry.

Bryniau is down a private road and the site has no through traffic or foot paths and is relatively secure, but it is your responsibility to secure any personal items left outside, such as bikes with security chains. These can be stored out of site, but please note bikes are strictly not allowed in the lodge.

The North Wales region

A Welsh wonderland under the towering peaks of the surrounding mountains and magnificent medieval coastal castles, the perfect place to discover Welsh history & culture.

Nearby to us is Cadair Idris, Wales’s second highest peak and great to climb. The advantage is that it’s far quieter than its well-known counterpart Snowdon. Cadair Idris allows you to experience a far more peaceful experience with its uncrowded sense of the breadth and beauty.

Nearby is also Coed y Brenin, world renowned for its fantastic network of Mountain Bike Trails.

This is an ideal base to explore greater Snowdonia National Park, situated in North Wales, with its breathtaking mountain scenery, crystal clear lakes and cascading waterfalls. Climb Snowdon, or travel to the summit in style on the charming Mountain Railway.

Alternatively, why not sample the beautiful green valley of Llangollen by steam train or from a leisurely horse-drawn canal boat. You could also explore the beautiful coastline, safe sandy beaches and water sports of the Llyn Peninsula, coastal paths, cycle trails and all kinds of extreme sports within easy reach. It’s the perfect holiday destination, for all.

The Barmouth area coast is our nearest beach, with miles of sand and quiet. To the north is historic Conwy, Victorian Llandudno or the Isle of Anglesey.

The general area is well known for its many narrow gauge steam railways, a perfect way to explore this beautiful land. For steam train enthusiasts you could spend the holiday discovering the many routes with its quaint stations.



Brithdir is a small village; alas, no shops now like many villages, but quiet and unspoiled. It’s like travelling into the past, and is set on a hill side with view of Cadair Idris and the valley below. The foot entrance to the Torrent Walk, also located in Brithdir, is 0.5 Mile from the lodges.

Torrent Walk: One of Britain’s most spectacular riverside paths, The Torrent Walk, is within walking range of the cabin, running alongside the River Clywedog in Brithdir, and is some two-plus miles east of Dolgellau. The omnipresent ferns and mosses carpet the valley in rich emerald green. Massive boulders and tumbling waterfalls suggest the name of this walk. The walk hosts a detour to the ruins of an old iron ore furnace from the early 1700s, and the remains of an old wool mill and warehouse. The sound of the river can be sweetly powerful along the walk when there’s a strong flow after it has rained, and there are splendid views of the waterfalls at places along the path.


Milk Wood Lodges is just a couple of miles from the ancient Welsh market town of Dolgellau, with its many listed buildings, and sits on the south bank of the Wnion River at the foot of Cadair Idris. You can spend time browsing the quaint local shops and enjoy a meal in one of the many good eateries in the town. It's the perfect base to explore this magical part of Southern Snowdonia, famous for its steam railways and castles. For outdoor enthusiasts, you will find white water rafting, sailing, fishing, mountain biking and great, scenic walks within easy travelling. For narrow gauge rail enthusiasts, you have plenty of choice. A 9-hole golf course also awaits in Dolgellau. Or, for those who just want to chill out, the private sauna, private outdoor Hot Tub, and cosy sitting room with wood burner are on tap at Milk Wood Lodges.

Attractions: Walks, Cycle Trails and Other Activities

It has been said that there is "no better walk than from Barmouth to Dolgellau, other than from Dolgellau to Barmouth". The views of the Snowdonia mountains sweeping down to the Mawddach Estuary are phenomenal.

Penmaenpool and the Mawddach Estuary:

The Mawddach Trail entryway is located in Dolgellau, and leads you along the beautiful Mawddach Estuary to Barmouth. The superb trail, used by both walkers and cyclists, is some eight miles long, and leads to the famous Barmouth Bridge, spanning the mouth of the Mawddach Estuary which opens out to Cardigan Bay. The bridge currently accommodates rail trains, cyclists and pedestrians. You can hire bikes at the local Dolgellau Cycle Shop in town, just minutes from the start of the Mawddach Trail. In addition, Penmaenpool is some two miles from Dolgellau. The Mawddach Trail passes through the hamlet of Penmaenpool, where there is located the Penmaenpool Pub.

For nature lovers and bird spotters, there are two RSPB reserves in the Mawddach Valley, namely, the Arthog and the Coed Garth Gell. Coed Garth Gell offers superb scenery and beautiful walks through oak woodland.

The Forest Park in Coed y Brenin is world renowned for its fantastic network of Mountain Bike Trails. There is a restaurant and cycle shop (sales, repair, and hire) onsite, and information on the many forest trails is to be found there at the Visitor Centre.

Precipice Walk: In addition to the Torrent Walk located close to Milk Wood Lodges, there is also The Precipice walk, located some three miles northeast from Dolgellau. Although this is an upland walk, it is on fairly level ground. Starting in woodland, the walk soon opens up to splendid panoramas of Snowdonia, the Coed y Brenin Forest, the Rhinog mountains, the beautiful estuary valley of the Afon Mawddach and finally Cadair Idris itself.

There is Horse riding in Fairbourne, near Arthog, including pony trekking on the beach. Bala nearby also has golf, as well as an excellent swimming pool and sailing on the lake. There is also angling, white water rafting, rock climbing, fishing and other popular sports within close range for visitors to Dolgellau.


Barmouth is a must to visit. The old seaside town meanders up steep narrow streets where you will find quaint cottages. The harbour area has lots of bars and cafes where you can enjoy local seafood and miles of beach. Small boat ferry trips are available from Barmouth across the mouth of the Mawddach River to Fairbourne from around Easter through the end of October.

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5 Jul 2015


"Simply breathtaking."

A stunning location with beautiful views and amazing walks. The lodge is perfect in every way. Relaxing in the hot tub after a day out is the perfect way to end the day. Will definitely return.

22 Jan 2015



What a fantastic Lodge - So Fabulous we are going to book again. Love the attention to detail. The hot tub is amazing. Cant wait to go back. total HEAVEN : )

21 May 2014


"Absolutely Fabulous!"

This was our second trip to MilkWood and it was every bit as good as we remembered! the attention to detail is excellent and care has been paid to every little thing - there was even new garden furniture and a BBQ. I cannot recommend this property highly enough!

26 May 2013



The most relaxing break ever! The facilities were amazing, such care has been taken to ensure the guests are as close to luxury as possible. I didn't get a chance to take advantage of hot tub. The location of the log cabin was fantastic - everything is accessible to walks, trips to seaside and the most gorgeous scenery.

20 Mar 2013


"Little piece of heaven"

This place is amazing. The hot tub was just divine and we were so lucky with the weather cause when your in the tub at night you see nothing but the stars !!! So piece full and relaxing. The owners have thought of everything. The little town of Dolgellau was about a 5 minute drive with the a large Eurospar and the pubs. Try the fish and chippy....amazing but the opening times are pretty short. Would definitely recommend to anyone who wants to get away from city life for a few days. Wifi is good but you can struggle getting signal to make calls with mobiles but we didn't go here to connect to the world, we wanted to get away from it!!!! Heaven !

30 Oct 2012


"Little Slice of Heaven... All you need for a truly exceptional break!"

Milk Wood is truly as outstanding as Ereca & Phil explain in the description. If you are cynical like myself then please take time to read each review. I had high expectations of it having read the reviews and was still blown away for what they have to offer. 5* without the clinical feel, so that you feel likes its a home to relax in. They have thought of everything that you need and a lot more. The sauna and hot tub & log fire really make it extra special and are just the ticket after the spectacular walks nearby. This lodge is in the corner of the sight so when you are sitting outside you feel like you are on your own, its totally secluded and at the bottom of the garden there is a lovely wood. Never been to Wales and did not realise what a beautiful friendly place it is to visit. We will definitely be back for another visit and would not hesitate to choose Milk Wood as our place to stay. Never been to Wales, will not be the last time. The area is totally breathtaking. Some of the nicest scenery i've ever seen.

26 Oct 2012



What a place, i was gutted when i left! loved the sauna loved the kitchen loved the telly loved the bed and most of all loved the hot tub infact loved the whole damn place so get yourself there you will not regret!!!!

14 Oct 2012


"Fab lodge in lovely location!"

Fabulous lodge in a great location. Weather couldn't have been better for us so did some lovely walks and recommend the precipice walk. Was great to come back and chill out in the sauna and hot tub and warm up by log burner whilst watching a film. Great that pets are allowed, they loved it too! Had everything we needed and more!

14 Oct 2012


"First Class Accomodation"

Great cabin, really cosy and well equipped. Excellent base for exploring snowdonia, mid Wales, chester and liverpool. Had a fantastic time Thanks to Ereca and Phil for providing great Accomodation.

15 May 2012


"the best break i have in 14 years thanks eraca and phil"

what a place it has been a long time since i have seen mountains and the cabin is the best i have ever stayed in 5 star the decor and paintings of a local artist are meant to be there thank you eraca and phil see you soon

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