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Milk Wood Lodge

Log cabin | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children over
  • Car advised
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

Please View Availability & Prices tab before emailing as these are fully up to date, and that we ONLY do Friday & Monday/ Tuesday Start days. That our pricing is for a minimum stay of 3 nights at weekends and 3/4 nights mid week breaks, 4th day free mid week only, we do no further discounts for 1/2 nights stays.

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
Nearest beach Barmouth
Access Car advised
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Liverpool John Lennon
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Pets welcome, 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 Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 7
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 beds and beautiful surroundings. Each lodge has its own garden, the owners live close by on this exclusive unique small complex of private residential log cabin homes

The North Wales / Snowdonia / Gwynedd region

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. Snowdonia National Park, situated in North Wales, boasts breathtaking mountain scenery, crystal clear lakes and cascading waterfalls. Climb Snowdon, which at 1085m is Wales' highest mountain, 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. In July, the annual Llangollen Eisteddfod transforms the town into a unique centre of international music and dance, attracting musicians and singers from across the globe.You could also explore the beautiful coastline, safe sandy beaches and watersports of the Lleyn Peninsula, as well as Colwyn Bay, historic Conwy, Victorian Llandudno or the Isle of Anglesey on the north coast. 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, the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is renowned for its wildlife, stunning coastal scenery, superb beaches and as the home of Britain's smallest city, the City of St David's.

Dolgellau area

Located in the heart of southern Snowdonia, the small market town of Dolgellau is set between the imposing Cader Idris mountain range and the sea. This is an ideal holiday spot, combining the outdoor pursuits on offer in the Snowdonia National Park with the nearby sandy beaches at Barmouth, Fairbourne and Aberdovey. With a wide selection of shops, pubs and places to eat, Dolgellau itself is well placed for visitors looking to enjoy the other nearby coastal resorts and the excellent restaurants on offer there. Set amidst superb scenery, mountains, forests, waterfalls, castles and beaches, this wonderful town is ideal for people looking to enjoy rambling, climbing and cycling.

Further details outdoors

Private hot tub open all year

Outdoor furniture

Charcoal BBQ ( supply own charcoal)

Garden adjoining woodland, not dog proof so dogs under strict control

Parking for 2 cars

No boats, trailors, caravans or motorhomes to be parked

Further details

Please note we do not do flexible start date and that we do Friday and Monday/Tuesday start dates ONLY, weeks Friday to Friday or Monday to Monday. Weekend 3 day short breaks Friday to Mondays or 3/4 days for the price of 3 Monday to Friday. However late arrival and early departure is not a problem. We do no further discount on these breaks for shorter periods. We may do a special price's but only within 10 days of the start date, please contact. Price is inclusive of hot tub, sauna, all heating, logs for the wood burner, Wi-Fi, all linen & bathrobes.

PLEASE NOTE THAT PRICING & AVAILABILITY are full up to date on this site and can be found under pricing and availability tabs at the top of the page and that the left hand column is the short break prices. Please ignore the daily rate column as they do not apply.

Important dog's, we do not take large breads and all dogs must be at least 1 year old. Charges may apply of £25 per dog. I need to know the age & breed before booking. We may waver the charge if very small. We do not take cats. Other pet enquire with me .

Important children, we have restrictions, Babies and under 8's are strictly not allowed in hot tub, 8 to16 years old s must be with an adult at all times. Please state children's ages before booking as we reserve the right to apply a security deposit on bookings with young children. We do not take children between 1 to 4 years old for health and safety reasons. Hot Tub use restricted after 11pm until 8am, conditions apply.

This property sleeps 4 people maximum + baby.

Note we take ONLY a weeks booking at Christmas.

The property to be left in same condition as found or extra cleaning charge applied.

Smoking not permitted in the building or around OR IN the hot tub.

No single sex parties or bookings by under 21's.

To book let me have your full address, telephone number and all other relevant information. I will email a quote from Holiday Letting. 25% deposit on booking, balance payment 2 months in advance of arrival date. Payment in full if booking made within 2 Months of arrival date. Payment will be on line, and can be bank or Credit card. On balance payment we will send directions and key detail.

Please note that the "prices from" at the top of the page are for a week's booking in the low season as a nightly rate.

Any other queries please don't hesitate in contacting me.

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, old sories of Rebeccas Daughters & Owain Glyndwr . Discover Welsh history & culture at the many events around the county.

The ideal base to explore Snowdonia National Park , Medieval Castles where you can almost hear the battles still raging. For steam train enthusiasts you could spend the holiday discovering the many routes with its quaint stations. When the sun does shine we have some of the best beaches, miles of sand and almost deserted, we even have a designated Naturist beach near Talybont. Come and let us work our magic, you may even see a mermaid, even the stars are brighter here.


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 excellant swimming pool and sailing on the lake. For extreme sports , try white water rafting or rock climbing. The Cycle Path down the estuarry to Barmouth, where you cycle over the famous Barmouth Bridge is Dolgellau sits on the south bank of the Wnion River at the foot of Cader 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 it's 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 Brother's 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.

Coed y Brenin Forest Park: Nine miles north of Dolgellau, Coed y Brenin has long been known for it's 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 it's 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.


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 forsook the established church however and converted to the more austere Quakerism. However, with the persecution that followed a large number emigrated 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 Meirionethshire. 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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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

23 Jul 2014


"Excellent accommodation & hot tub. Like a home from home."

Both myself and my wife had a long weekend stay in Milk Wood. We were very impressed with the accommodation and the surrounding area was immaculate. I would definitely recommend Milk Wood Lodges.… More

11 Jun 2014


"Home from home haven"

We stayed for a week during the Easter break with our children (8&10) and had a wonderful time, despite sampling some of the Great British weather!! MilkWood was a heavenly home from home from the mom… More

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!

8 May 2014



Arrived at milkwood and was surprised by how beautiful the area is, gorgeous surroundings the perfect break away it was so peaceful, hot tub AMAZING ! And the cabin was so welcoming it's the per… More

17 Jan 2014



Got back today from the most perfect break. This log cabin is amazing, far more than expected! Fantastic mornings on long walks and lazy afternoons in the cabin. The hot tub and sauna are a bonus!The … More

15 Oct 2013


"What a wonderful "wood" anniversary weekend away!"

Looking for a quirky wood cabin for our wood anniversary - found a deluxe, secluded cottage in Milk Wood. Every attention to detail, including delicious bed linen and towels. The hot tub was a treat. … More

10 Jun 2013


"Dogs were so happy, as happy as we were actually."

This was the second time in this region, but this time we found exactly what we were looking for. The house was just what we wanted, the Sauna could of been a bit hotter, thats the only complaint we c… More

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