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View of whole cottage to the east

House | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6

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

Traditional detached stone cottage, sympathetically refurbished in recent years with an element of luxury. 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 from June 2014.

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, 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 (2), 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 (from June), downstairs shower room, kitchen / diner with belfast sink and large fridge-freezer, garden room with mountain views.

Further details outdoors

Detached house and large, private garden with shrubs, two benches and picnic table. 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.

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.

Maximum Occupancy: 6 + cot.

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

Keys from and to be returned to owners home nearby.

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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Review 1-3 of 3

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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