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Penybryn in summer, view to mountains

Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 9 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Traditional detached stone cottage, sympathetically and rather luxuriously refurbished in recent years to a very high standard. Penybryn is the perfect location for those looking for that special rural retreat experience. Set in a commanding position overlooking the Cader Idris and Aran mountain ranges, three miles from the historical town of Dolgellau, 20 minutes drive to the hugely popular Coed y Brenin mountain biking centre and Precipice Walk and 25 minutes from the beaches at Barmouth and Fairbourne. Excellent walking, cycling (Sustrans cycling route 8 runs parallel to the house) and fishing. Narrow gauge railways, castles, beaches, just up the road from the historical market town of Dolgellau. Short breaks welcome, Saturday changeover. More information on the website. Free wi-fi available.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms
Nearest beach Fairbourne / Barmouth 9 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 4 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Liverpool 135 km, Nearest railway: Machynlleth 25 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking
Further details indoors

One double, one king bedroom, one twin, all with valley views, upstairs bathroom with roll-top bath, sitting room with inglenook and wood burning stove, leather sofas, Sky TV & DVD player, wi-fi available, downstairs shower room, kitchen / diner with belfast sink and large fridge-freezer, garden room with leather furniture and mountain and valley views.

Further details outdoors

Detached house and large, private garden with shrubs, two benches and all-weather wicker furniture. Barbecue also. Glorious mountain and valley views. Easy walking and cycling right from the house, along surfaced lanes (Sustrans cycle route 8 runs along the valley). Sheep and cattle in adjacent fields. Enclosed if gate is shut, dry stone walls and fencing all around house. Ample parking. Lovely refurbished pub only 15 minutes cross country along public footpath. Storage for bicycles in attached garage.

Further details

Non-refundable deposit of 15% to be paid within 5 working days of initial booking. Balance to be paid within 6 weeks of holiday start date. See Booking Agreement and Form (to be completed before your holiday start date) for cancellation details. Payment methods as advised by owners or by PayPal.

Maximum Occupancy: 6 + cot.

Arrival Time: 4pm; Departure Time: 10am.

Keys from and to be returned to owners home which you will pass to get to Penybryn.

Staircase with rather narrow treads (200mm) - Access Statement available.

Regretfully no pets, no smoking.

Short breaks welcome, 3 nights weekend; 4 nights mid-week (Saturday changeover.)

The North Wales region

The historical town of Dolgellau is situated in the southern, less busy part of the Snowdonia National Park. North Wales is famed for its scenery and has been the backdrop for numerous films including First Knight (1995), Inn of the Sixth Happiness (1958), various Bond films and Tomb Raider (2003). It is the place where the mountains meet the sea and neither are far away. The climate is temperate, can be both rainy and windy due to its mountaineous terrain, whilst the sun never stays away for too long. There are various attractions from zoos (Colwyn Bay Mountain Zoo), and Farm Parks to Steam Trains, Cultural Festivals and Agricultural Shows. Absolutely unrivalled walking, climbing and cycling country.


Penybryn is conveniently situated close to the historical market town of Dolgellau and its amenities (2 miles, 10 minutes approx) and the beaches at Barmouth and Fairbourne (20 minutes approx). It is only a couple of miles from the Torrent Walk, and approximately 10 minutes drive to the Precipice Walk and Coed y Brenin mountain biking centre which has gained particular renown in recent years for its excellent trails. Also, just 15 minutes’ walk across country is the beautifully refurbished Cross Foxes Hotel where you are sure to receive a warm welcome from the new owners.

Local attractions in the surrounding area include walking and cycling (Sustrans route 8 a stone’s throw away from house), fishing, mountain biking, numerous narrow gauge railways, romantic castles and the Italianite village of Portmeirion where the cult series The Prisoner was filmed.

Portmeirion Italianite village (20 miles)

King Arthur’s Labyrinth and Craft Centre (6 miles)

Mawddach estuary and trail (3 miles)

Historic Dolgellau (Quaker's Museum etc) (3 miles)

Narrow gauge railways at Ffestiniog (24 miles), Talyllyn (10 miles) and Bala (18 miles)

White water rafting at Bala (18 miles)

Ty Siamas Welsh Folk Music Centre at Dolgellau (3 miles)

Cymer Abbey (4 miles)

Centre for Alternative Technology (13 miles)

Coed y Brenin mountain biking centre and trails (6 miles)

Torrent Walk (2 miles)

Precipice Walk (5 miles)

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31 Aug 2014


"Genuinely sad to leave"

What a beautiful house and surroundings! It was like a home from home and we can't thank the owners enough for their friendliness and hospitality during our stay. We went with four children and a… More

Thank you so much for your kind words, we're really glad when people have had a good time, especially since you had four children to keep amused! We hope even when the weather isn't at its best, that the house itself overlooking the mountains and valley, and the local amenities, keep people happy. We hope to see you again someday. Diolch i chi hefyd.

14 Aug 2014


"Fantastic house with excellent views"

Penybryn Cottage is fantastic with excellent views. It is up a country lane (off the beaten track), which I beliveve adds to it being more suitable for families. The Cottage was excellent, very comfo… More

9 Jun 2014


"Beautiful home in a beautiful landscape and family friendly. Perfect holiday."

We traveled with young children and our parents. There was lots of room for sleeping arrangements for everyone and it was very young child friendly too. It's off the beaten track so a bit of a dr… More

Thank you so much for your lovely review, Penybryn is special to us too so we love it when people enjoy staying there and leave having had a relaxing holiday. The view is practically unrivalled in the area and remarked upon by almost everyone. We hope that you can return some day to enjoy Penybryn and its surroundings again.

13 May 2014


"Lovely cottage in superb location"

A warm welcome with all the infomation needed and the offer of help if required. The cottage is charming and full of character, clean, cosy and practical - ( lovely shower with plenty of hot water ) a… More

Thank you so much for your lovely review, you were true to your word. You also beat us to it, we were intending to send you a photo of where we planted the aquilegia but we haven't quite got around to doing so yet, although we are watering it don't worry! We hope very much to see you again one day and heartfelt thanks again.

24 Aug 2012


"Lovely views, great accommodation - recommended!"

We went on holiday to this cottage with grandparents, parents and 2 children. The cottage is not difficult to find, but definitely off the beaten track! The accommodation was fantastic! This was a … More

Thank you very much for your lovely review, it makes it really worthwhile when people have a good holiday - it's all about creating good memories isn't it. Thanks again.

12 Aug 2012


"fantastc retreat"

We were a little worried that the sat nav had gone wrong when we ascended up a narrow country lane until half way up we saw the sign for PenyBryn. On arrival we we greated by the spectacular panorami… More

2 Aug 2012


"Fabulous cottage in beautiful surroundings!"

Penybryn Cottage is a true home from home! On arrival we were warmly greeted by Mark (ownner) and shown around the grounds and cottage. Penybryn was exactly as described and a whole lot more! The view… More

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