Helmau Cottage & B&B
Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 9
The cottage sleeps 9 max and has the added advantage of plenty of space for yourselves, with the games room, which is a retreat in the garden and plenty of land to roam about or kick a football and also to walk your dog safely. There is a log burner in the lounge with access to our log store with no extra charge. The cottage is a converted barn and therefore has retained it's character. Apart from a warm welcome we include tea/coffee, milk sugar and homemade welsh cakes. We are Welsh speaking, so can even offer some lessons on Welsh phrases!! Pets are very welcome. The BBQ area boasts wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and there is a children's play area within view of the cottage, so you can relax whilst you watch them play..
We have stabling for horses, therefore you can bring your horse on holiday and as keen walkers/fell runners we can guide or point you in the right direction of some lovely walk/runs. You could also join us for a weekly Wednesday evening run with Meirionnydd Running Club to explore the lovely approx 5 mile routes. We also have another cottage nearby which sleeps an additional 6 people + a toddler bed and both cottages have cots/high chairs etc and the Stable cottage where B&B is provided if you wish which sleeps and additional 4 people.
Breakfast can also be provided in the cottages and a Bed & Breakfast option is available in our Farmhouse. there is a Chinese and Indian takeaway in the town and these can be collected for you by us if required. There is a regular bus service which passes the bottom of the lane which travels into Dolgellau/Machynlleth and further afield. There is secure storage for bikes and also a hosepipe to clean any mud off from the number of mountain biking trails! Coed y Brenin Mountain biking centre is 20 minutes away and the beaches at Fairbourne/Barmouth are also 20 minutes away. Apart from the numerous pubs and restaurants on the town of Dolgellau, the Cross Foxes Hotel is a 30 minutes picturesque walk away through the fields.
|Size||Sleeps up to 9, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fairbourne 16 km|
|Will consider||Corporate bookings, Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||1.6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Manchester 160 km, Nearest railway: Barmouth 16 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player, Staffed property|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Pool or snooker table, Table tennis, Games room, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (5), Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 8|
|Other||Linen provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ, Climbing frame, Swing set|
|Further details indoors|
The lounge and kitchen are in 1 large room therefore no-one gets left in the kitchen and misses out on the fun! The lounge area boasts 5 large windows which ensure you get a lovely panoramic view of the countryside and has a cosy log fire. The cottage combines original character with modern facilities. There are 2 twin bedrooms downstairs one which has a TV and DVD, which is popular with the younger guests and enables the adults to have their TV in the lounge on, or indeed off... There is a bathroom with a shower over the bath, sink and toilet downstairs and also a shower room with sink and toilet. Upstairs there is a lovely beamed double bedroom and a family room with Double bed, single bed and a cot. On the landing upstairs, a favourite with our little guests there is a toy area to explore. There are stairgates for the top and bottom of the stairs to ensure their safety. Both cottages are suitable for people with restricted mobility and wheelchair users. Towels can be provided. Free Wi-Fi
|Further details outdoors|
There is ample parking space and guests can bring a tent to camp in the garden or a caravan for extra accomodation or privacy with electric hook up from the games room. The cottages have private enclosed gardens which are safe for toddlers and also a play area with swings and a field to have a kick around with a football. The games room which houses a pool table, table tennis, darts board is situated in the garden and is very warm and cosy, perfect for a getaway! There are also badmington sets, swingball etc. There is a public footpath which leads from the cottage up into the foothills of Cader Idris over a little stream which can be seen from the cottage, which children love to play in. The footpath leads down from the cottage 10 minutes away from the Torrent Walk, which is a beautiful circular walk. There is Ample dog walking space and you can say hello to our horses and ponies who love a fuss! Stabling available for you to bring your own horse/pony on holiday with you, contact me for further details.
A deposit of £100 is required to confirm your booking and balance payable 6 weeks before arrival. Check in time is after 3pm and check out at 10am, this can be flexible with prior agreement.
The North Wales region
Snowdonia and North wales is ideal for a family holiday and is a spectacular area of mountains, rivers, lakes, beaches and forests. It is a haven for walkers, fell runners, fishing, bird watching and biking enthusiasts.
Dolgellau is a great base for your holiday in order to enjoy North Wales and also dip into Mid Wales, the market town of Machynlleth is only 30 minutes away and the lovely coastal village of Aberdyfi again only 30 minutes
For aircraft enthusiasts the Dovey loop is nearby for fantastic shots and for White water rafting, visit Tryweryn in Bala 18 miles away. There are numerous romantic castles for you to visit and the King Arthur's Labyrinth and Craft Centre is 6 miles away at Corris. there are a number of Narrow Gauge Railways to visit, Tal-y-Llyn 12 miles, Bala 18 miles and Ffestiniog 22 miles away
Dolgellau is an old market town steeped with history, it has lovely quaint shops, of which a number sell locally crafted items. There is a weekly W.I and Farmers market. Nestled under the foothills of Cader Idris and 3 miles from the Mawddach Estuary with it's "flat" cycle route to Barmouth, which is stunning. It is with easy reach of Coed y Brenin mountain Biking centre and has plenty fo routes for walking, fell running and near to numerous beaches. Dolgellau boasts a number of quality award winning retaurants and apart form it's annual "Sesiwn Fawr" festival, there is always plenty going on.
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15 Jul 2014
2nd time I have stayed here with my toddler. This time came with friends and their kids. Fantastic break. You do not need to take anything with you accept food and towels. My 4 year old son had a smil… More
Thank you very much for the lovely review, it's always nice to see guests return and glad you enjoyed your visit again this time! I'm so glad the weather was nice for you too...Hopefully see you again.
30 Jun 2014
"Everything it says it is and more!"
We stayed at Helmau Cottage for a week with our children, young grandchildren and a dog. Plenty of room for 8 of us and the accommodation was enhanced by the outside space which included an enclosed … More
Thank you for your kind comments, really glad you enjoyed your stay and that the weather was good for you!
14 May 2014
"Loved our stay"
Stayed for here for three nights and loved it. Dolgellau was the highlight of our visit to Wales and Helmau Cottage made it even more enjoyable. The cottage is extremely spacious and comfortable but t… More
Hi It was lovely to meet you on your trip to the UK and glad you liked the cottage and surrounding countryside. Not sure if you pressed the wrong button as the review has come up as terrible??? It's just that it doesn't tally up with your comments? Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday and thank you for yoru kind comments.
11 Apr 2014
The larger cottage was perfect for our extended family, comfortable and spacious for each member. The playroom provided a great outlet for preteens who are otherwise transfixed by electronic gaming - … More
Lovely to meet you and glad you enjoyed the games room! Thank you for taking the time to comment on your holiday!
15 Jan 2014
"Home from home"
Myself and my family stayed at Ty Golchi (the washouse) which is part of Hellmau cottages for a short break. We were made to feel very welcome by Janet and Adam and arrived to a warm, cosy cottage. … More
Thank you very much for your kind comments. As we have children of our own, we remember (not so long ago) what takes the stress out of taking small children on holiday and good to know that we are succeeding! Thank you for booking again next New Year, we love having guests returning :-)
29 Sep 2013
"Fantastic - will definitely return"
We have just returned from a short break here this weekend, we were two families staying in the stable cottage. There were 4 adults and 5 children plus the dog. We all had a fantastic stay, and wished… More
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for taking the time to comment. It was lovely meeting you all and sampling a glass of your home made wine!Hopefully see you again sometime.
10 Sep 2013
Cottage is lovely and well equipped. It has everything you need from utensils to games/dvds and books. The cottage caters for all ages and is extra brilliant for children as there is a games room, a p… More
Thank you for your kind comments and glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
14 Jul 2013
"Wash House. Enjoyable well kitted out cottage - good for children"
A sharp turn off the road leads to the cottages - easy to miss. Well placed for country or town. Very pleasant and helpful owner.… More
Thank you for your review, much appreciated, once the road works have finished (hopefully this month) the access will be easier to spot! Glad you enjoyed your stay :-)
17 Jun 2013
"A gem of a B&B with a great host in a wonderful location"
My friends stayed in this lovely B&B the week before christmas 2012 and loved it. I had a last minute opportunity to travel to Dolgellau with my niece to do some cycling and couldn't believe my l… More
Thank you for your lovely comments, it was a pleasure having you both here to stay and glad the weather was sunny enough for you to enjoy breakfast "al fresco". Hopefully see you again in the future!
14 Jan 2013
"Fantastic 50th Birthday"
Wanted a little break to celebrate a family members 50th birthday and had a fantastic time. The cleanliness of the place was five star. Very well equiped, had everything we needed. Lovely log fire, kept the place very warm especially in the cold nights. Good size rooms. Fantastic games room, kept all of the family entertained, had hours of fun in there. Lovely area to stay in. Owners very friendly, would recommend to family and friends.
Thank you Janet for the birthday beers!
Thank you for your kind words, glad you all enjoyed the Birthday weekend and glad that you enjoyed tasting the local beer! Hope to see you again sometime!
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