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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

The perfect stressbuster. Imagine starry nights in you hot tub, a glass of wine, relaxing by a log fire and then retire to a comfy bed. Romantic Breaks don't get better than this, read our reviews.

Milk Wood Lodge , our Pet Friendly Snowdonia retreat with Hot tub, sauna & woodburner.& Wi-Fi . Why not " log on " to our pet friendly lush cabin with its mighty stone chimney. .Recently featured in The Guardian Top 10 Cutest Log Cabins, Milk Wood is hidden in clearing on the edge of the woods in the Wnion Valley within an exclusive small complex of private log cabin homes. To Call Milk Wood a log cabin is a bit misleading, its more of a wooden home, its also a bit of a tardis. You enter Milk Wood from the rear decked area where the private hot tub is located. A long hallway with doors off to the sauna room, bedrooms and kitchen/ breakfast room and finally into the spacious sitting room with cream leather sofas & beautiful drapes.Then into the adjoining cosy dining room with red chandelier and candles for that intimate meal. All rooms are furnished in tasteful modern style. Original artwork hangs on the walls by a local artist, you can even buy the paintings if they take your fancy. This stunning 5* Ultimate grade cabin with free WiFi, amazing Sony TV & audio equipment so if the weather keeps you in you can entertain yourselves.The kitchen has a large Brittania range cooker and huge American style fridge freezer. Fully fitted with dishwasher, washer/dryer and enough china for a party! if you don't want to cook the modern gastro pub ( Cross Foxes) is just 2 miles away and the excellent Mawddach Restaurant is 3 miles down the road.

With woodland views to three sides this is the ideal place to chill out and recharge the batteries . Just a couple of miles from the old Welsh market town of Dolgellau with its quaint shops & restaurants and lots of listed buildings ,it's the perfect base to explore this magical part of Southern Snowdonia famous for its steam railways and castles. With the Torrent & Precipice Walks almost on the doorstep, golf course at Dolgellau, and the Mawddach Cycle Trail to Barmouth, with its miles of sandy beaches and quaint harbour. Milk Wood is sure to appeal to all

For outdoor enthusiasts you will find white water rafting, sailing, fishing, mountain biking and great walks within easy travelling. For narrow gauge rail enthusiasts you have plenty of choice. For those who just want to chill out the private sauna, outdoor hot tub and cosy sitting room with wood burner are on tap.

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, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking
Further details indoors

Milk Wood is owned and personally run by Phil Thompson who also own 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 from home experience with great quality and beautiful surroundings, the lodges have been set equipped to a level that Philip him self expects for him self in creature comforts while being away from home. He also live close by and the cleaners and care taker live on site, so there is always local knowledge and any help required close at hand.

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.

Dinning 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 bedrooms with Ipod Dock. & one, two single beds bedroom.

Bedrooms are equipped with clock/radios and hairdryers.

Sauna room, with Lotus Xl BBQ stored for out side use, one small basket for small dog.

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

Max occupancy 4 plus babe in arms.

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

No bike to be taken in doors.

Further details outdoors

The Hot tub is available all year round, 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 ( supply own charcoal).

Garden, not dog proof so dogs must be kept under strict control 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 you responsibility to secure any personal items left outside such as bike with security chains these can be stored out of site, but please note bike are sticky not allowed in the lodge.

The North Wales region

A Welsh wonderland under the towering peaks of the surrounding mountains where gold was once mined for Royal wedding rings. Steeped in folklore of dragons & giants and old stories of Rebecca's Daughters and the toll road taxes & Owain Glyndwr or check out the magnificent medieval coastal castles with the stories of rebellion where you can almost hear the battles still raging. Discover the Welsh history & culture at the many events around the county.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. The ideal base to explore Snowdonia National Park, situated in North Wales, boasts breath taking mountain scenery, crystal clear lakes and cascading waterfalls. Climb Snowdon, which at 1085m is Wales's highest mountain, or travel to the summit in style on the charming Mountain Railway.

Nearby is Cadair Idris, Wales's second highest peak and great to climb, and attracts less visitors. 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 Lleyn Peninsula, coastal paths, cycle trails and all kinds of extreme sports within easy reach. It's the perfect holiday destination, whatever the weather.

When the sun shines we have some of the best beaches, Barmouth is our nearest beach, approximately 25 minuet's drive, miles of sand and almost deserted, we even have a designated Naturist beach near Talybont.

To the north is historic Conwy, Victorian Llandudno or the Isle of Anglesey, the north coast is approximately an hour and a half away by car. To the south, there's the lovely Brecon Beacons National Park, a haven of rugged moorland, forests and mountains that's just perfect for nature lovers and walkers.

Finally, this 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. So come and let us work our magic.



Brithdir is a small village; alas no shops now like many villages, but quite and unspoiled it's like travelling into the past, set on a hill side with view of Cadair Idris and the valley below.


Dolgellau is an ancient market town with links going back to gold mining in the surrounding hills. It still has a Farmers Market every month where you can buy wonderful local produce and a genuine stock market weekly. If the weather stops your outdoor pursuits you can spend time browsing around the quaint local shops and enjoy a meal in one of the many good eateries in the town. Dolgellau has a good 9 hole golf course & Bala nearby has golf, an excellent swimming pool and sailing on the lake. For extreme sports, try white water rafting or rock climbing. The Cycle Path down the estuary to Barmouth, where you cycle over the famous Barmouth Bridge. Dolgellau sits on the south bank of the Wnion River at the foot of Cadair Idris, Cadair Idris in the south of the Snowdonia National Park in Gwynedd, West Wales. The area has long been known for its walks, with rocky crags, clear streams and cascading waterfalls. The rich wildlife includes red squirrels, pine-marten, otters and deer, as well as goshawks and goosander.

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) on the site and information on the many forest trails is to be found at the Visitor Centre.

Town Centre

Walking around Dolgellau and seeing the monumental chimney stacks, weird shaped roofs, the thick granite walls and the higgledy-piggledy street layout you could be forgiven for believing that Dolgellau was designed by the Brothers Grimm of fairy tale renown. Ty Seren, the 208-year-old former woollen mill of great character in Meyrick Street is typical, with its attractive proportions, four floors squeezed into the space that would normally house three, and the corner of the building cut into a splay for good measure.


Dolgellau has a great future as both a cultural centre and as a tourist centre especially with the ever growing popularity of activity holidays. Climbers and hill walkers take advantage of the town's proximity to Cadair Idris, mountain bike riders visit the town for the world-class mountain bike trails available in the Coed y Brenin Forest, and bird watchers and nature lovers can't help but appreciate the beauty of the Mawddach estuary and the wild but beautiful countryside. Horse riding, angling, and white water rafting are other popular sports for visitors to Dolgellau.

Walks, Cycle Trails and Other Activities

It has been said that there is "no better walk than from Barmouth through 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: Penmaenpool is some two miles from Dolgellau. The Mawddach estuary is a beautiful place for a walk or indeed a bike ride. The trail is some eight miles long leading to the railway bridge at Barmouth. For nature lovers and bird spotters there are two RSPB reserves in the Mawddach Valley, the Arthog and the Coed Garth Gell. Coed Garth Gell offers superb scenery and beautiful walks through oak woodland. In the spring, pied flycatchers, wood warblers, and redstarts can be seen and heard. Different types of warblers, reed buntings, and water rails can be seen at Arthog. Ravens and buzzards occur all year.

Precipice Walk: The Precipice walk is some three miles north east 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 valley of the Afon Mawddach and finally Cadair Idris itself.

Torrent Walk: The Torrent Walk is some three miles east of Dolgellau running close to the River Clywedog. The ubiquitous ferns and mosses carpet the valley in a rich emerald green, massive boulders and tumbling waterfalls suggest the name of this walk. This is the nearest walk, 0.5 Mile from the lodges.

Coed y Brenin Forest Park: Nine miles north of Dolgellau, Coed y Brenin has long been known for its walks, with rocky crags and clear streams crashing over waterfalls. The rich wildlife includes red squirrels, pine-marten, otters and deer, as well as goshawks and goosander. Today the Forest Park is world renowned for its fantastic network of Mountain Bike Trails. There is a restaurant and cycle shop (sales, repair, and hire) on the site and information on the many forest trails is to be found at the Visitor Centre.


Barmouth is a must to visit, the old town meanders up steep narrow streets where you will find quaint cottages, best to walk as car space is limited. The harbour area has lots of bars and cafes where you can enjoy local seafood. Why not take a boat trip or use the ferry to visit Fairbourne across the estuary. A Bollywood film star runs a very good restaurant here.


Although Roman coins have been found nearby the town was probably established in the late 11th or early 12th century, with a church being built in the 12th century. The original church was demolished in the 18th century and replaced by the present church of St Mary's in 1716.

Many residents of Dolgellau abandoned the established church however and converted to the more austere Quakerism. However, with the persecution that followed a large number immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1686. There is a Quaker exhibition at the Tourist Information centre and a Quaker graveyard in the town.

By the end of the 18th century the economy of Dolgellau had grown alongside the expansion of the woollen industry, and the town became famous for the cottage industries of cloth making and tanning. The town grew in importance and became the county town of the old county of Merionethshire. But the wool trade and the tanning industry have declined over the years and today Dolgellau is known as a small market town that depends to a great extent on tourism.

Welsh history buffs might also like to know that Dolgellau was the location, in 1404, of Owain Glyndwr's last Welsh Parliament. Moreover, Dolgellau has another connection with Welsh Princes. Welsh gold has always been valued from Roman times to the present day and Dolgellau was the focus of the Welsh gold rush of the 19th Century.

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16 Mar 2015


"Romantic getaway with our newborn 1 year wedding anniversary"

We ended up in the cabin next door as the hot tub was out of order but it was truly amazing. The log burner was just brilliant and the main reason we went there and would love to go back! There was al… More

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 : )

19 Nov 2014


"Brilliant holiday, can't wait to come back."

FANSTASTIc . Cabin outstanding and scenery beautiful. Really chilled, even did the torrent walk. Came and relaxed on the hot tub after… More

15 Nov 2014


"Don't hesitate - It's FANTASTIC"

Loved it, amazing, clean, modern yet cosy, sauna, hot-tub (very clean), beautiful countryside, friendly welcome......just go.… More

3 Oct 2014


"Absolutley 5* accomodation! After beautiful and exhilerating walks,it was so nice to come back to a sauna and hot tub !"

Absolutely tops for that secret escape.with loads of walks on your doorstep,to come back to peace and quiet,sauna and hot tub! x… More

25 Sep 2014


"It has become our second home :)"

We were here last year and we were more than pleased again to be here for another 8 days. Unfortunately for us, there were a group of cyclists in the house just before us and they left the whirlpool i… More

10 Sep 2014


"Rather dissapointing considering the good reviews"

The cabin itself is lovely . Clean and comfortable, great beds, well equipped kitchen. The hot tub was dirty on our arrival and the caretaker didn't know how to clean it! WE were only staying fo… More

26 Aug 2014


"Absolutely Perfect!"

Wow! what a fantastic 3 night break in the heart of Snowdonia National Park! I booked this as a surprise for my boyfriends birthday, we brought our Labradoodle with us, I have never been to North Wale… More

11 Aug 2014


"Fabulous family holiday cabin with only a couple of drawbacks."

Good points first (and there are many!) incredibly spacious, comfy furniture, quiet location, incredibly well kitted out: wifi, freesat, DVD player, telephone, huge fridge/freezer, huge cooker, dishwa… More

29 Jul 2014



I was expecting a lot and I wasn't disappointed!! The lodge was spacious and clean with everything you needed, a proper home from home. Milk and cakes in the fridge when we arrived and the jacuzz… More

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    Calendar last updated:05 May 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

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