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Milk Wood Bach

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Relax By the Fire at Milkwood Bach

Log cabin / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

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Log cabin / 1 bedrooms / sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Prices from £320 to £878 depending on length of stay & time of year. Please check price and availability above.

Milk Wood Bach, the perfect retreat for couples. Modern & open plan, with its beautiful living room, big woodburner and lush comfy sofas to cuddle up on. This light and airy room leads you through French doors onto the terrace where the huge hot tub awaits you and leads you into the lovely streamside garden with small pond and decked sitting area overlooking the stream. The garden gets the sun all day long so you can enjoy a BBQ at any time, have a sundowner on the hammock, sheer bliss. With no street lights you can stargaze in comfort from the private Hot Tub.

The log cabin is built to residential standard and is fully heated and very modern. The huge bathroom has a steam/power shower enclosure, w.c. bidet etc. Opposite is the new sauna room with large sauna, plenty of room for 2 people. King bedroom with fantastic mattress, plenty of wardrobe space, hairdryer and radio alarm. Off the centaral corridor, a door leads into the huge main living room with big woodburner, full-length heavy drapes at the six big windows, so its cosy and warm. Two big sofas to cuddle up on. All Sony T.V. & audio equipment, BluRay player, proper Hi Fi speakers, WiFi. Honesty Telephone.

Fully fitted kitchen with fridge freezer, dishwasher, micowave, double oven and plenty of glassware, china etc. The dining table is at the end of the main room so you can watch the birds in the woodland garden through the French doors. These lead you onto the massive tarrace with swing hammock seat, table, comfy outdoors chairs and the massive hot tub.

We have fantastic walks on the doorstep, mountains to climb, rivers to raft, mountain bike tracks, cycle routes and the best beaches in Wales are just 20 minutes drive. So if you want an adventure holiday, followed by easing your limbs in the Hot Tub, or, you just want to chill out, cuddle up and relax, this is the perfect place for you. Give us a call if you want to know more, or email Phil to discuss your requirments.

We have 1 king bedroom but can sleep plus 1 on a sofa bed (in main living room). So, if you want to bring a teenager we can supply sofa bedding, etc.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 1 bedrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Barmouth
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Liverpool John Lennon, Nearest railway: Barmouth
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, 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 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Milk Wood Bach is owned and personally managed by Phil Thompson who also own Milk Wood & Wnion Wood. 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 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 woodland garden.

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

Front room sits 4, large 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 French doors leading to fenced, terraced Hot Tub area.

Large, fully fitted kitchen with range, double oven cooker and hood, fridge freezer, dish washer.

One king size bedroom with Ipod dock, sofa bed in living room.

Bedroom is equipped with clock/radio and hairdryer.

Sauna room

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

One family bathroom with power shower and bidet, tumble dryer and washing machine.

Max occupancy 3, plus babe in arms.

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

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). Please see Hot Tub Terms & Conditions of Use, below.

Decking area overlooking running stream, enclosed with table and bench seats (easy access), at rear of garden.

Grass garden, beautiful woodland atmosphere.

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

Stone-paved, fenced area suitable for DOGS, with table and bench seating (near terraced Hot Tub 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 bike with security chains. These can be stored out of site, but please note bikes are strictly not allowed in the lodge.

NOTE: This property has a small garden pond, at guests own risk.

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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Review 1-10 of 12

22 Jul 2013


"Perfect Honeymoon"

Milk Wood Lodge was the perfect place to spend our honeymoon! The garden is beautiful and the hot tub is a real luxury! The cabin in very homely and was spotless when we arrived. There is a log burner and a sauna which we loved! The log cabin village where the cabin is situated is nice and quiet. Would definitely recommend as a romantic getaway for couples!

15 Jul 2013


"Fantastic relaxing weekend"

The lodge here is beautiful everything you could need. Hot tub in the garden is brilliant loved it sat out in the dark with just the lights on the hot tub. Sauna and shower steam room are great. So peaceful and yet so much to do in the surrounding areas. Perfect for a place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Only thing I would mention is its not as isolated as I thought it would be and u do have neighbouring lodges either side. Don't let this put u off as it is beautiful. Hopefully we will be back in winter to get some use out of the log fire :)

29 Apr 2013


"Peace and tranquility in wonderful surroundings and first class accommodation"

A wonderful weekend in a first class luxurious lodge. The facilities were second to none, the owner has thought of everything to make your stay a home from home experience. The lodge was immaculate and the garden and surroundings just beautiful. The only sound is the singing birds and trickle of water from the stream....paradise!! The hot tub is amazing....perfect place for a relaxing stay. We definitely recharged our batteries and will be back again very soon.

11 Oct 2012


"Total [--]chillaxed[--]holiday"

Lovely place. Very peaceful and tranquil and was just what we needed after a very busy year. Would recommend this lodge to anybody who just wants to 'get away' and relax.

4 Jul 2012


"Home from home"

Third time staying within last year , think husband would move in permanent if he could . Peaceful , lovely area , lots of different walks , highly recommend The Last Inn in Barmouth , best burger and chips . Erica and Phil have thought of everything , lodge beautiful , clean and comfortable . Best and most relaxing two week holiday in a long time . Looking forward to returning ASAP

17 Jun 2012


"amazing property with all you will need."

Truly amazing property with all you need for a good stay,only downside we could find was that the heating was a little dissapointing as there was no heat in the bathroom(towel rail did not work or would be inadequate) ,you could go out and buy logs and kindle for the log fire as you are only allowed to use a fair amount that is provided? A stay in the winter months would be for the stout hearted as there is no heating in the bedrooms.A little thought would put this on our list of must stays for north wales stays.

Thankyou for your reveiw, it is a truly amazing place. I think I need to clarify the heating situation though. Milk Wood Bach opened this summer . The first bookings were transfered from Dumbledore, which we had sold and guests were offered the upgraded accomadation or a refund,. As it was summer we did not put in bedroom or bathroom heating! We had lived at the property during the winter of 2010/11 when we had minus 19 degrees and were never cold so did not consider that heating would be needed till later in the year. In Septemeber, when the sauna was installed, bedroom and bathroom heating was installed to keep you all cosy. We provide all logs for our guests, they were restricted at Milk Wood Bach to begin with for gusets who had paid a lower rate for Dumbledore. We include towels/ bathrobes, sauna towels/ hot tub/ wifi/ sauna/ logs / heating/ honesty phone. Its a truly great place

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    Philip T.

    • 4 Years listed

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    Calendar last updated:02 Sep 2015

    Based in United Kingdom

    Languages spoken
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