Snowdonia 5* Cottage - 71299
Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
This spacious detached stone cottage in Snowdonia offers a secluded, rural location with amazing scenery, along with the convenience of being central to the lovely market towns of Dolgellau (6 miles) and Bala (13 miles). Take a leisurely walk from the cottage to explore the countryside or relax in style on the private raised deck whilst admiring the Red Kites above, or a sky full of stars in the evening.
If you feel like an adventure or two, Coed y Brenin's world renowned mountain biking centre and the Go Ape centre is just up the road and there are endless walks ranging from the coastal path to the surrounding mountains of Snowdonia. The cottage is also perfect for watersports enthusiasts because Bala is one of the main watersports centres in Wales.
A beautiful open plan living and dining room area welcomes you as you enter the cottage. The lounge area offers comfortable leather seating along with TV with basic Sky package, DVD and CD player and various games / toys to keep children entertained. The dining table seats 6 guests comfortably.
An open arch doorway leads through to the fitted, fully equipped kitchen which includes a double oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge freezer.
Outside utility room with washing machine and sink. Ideal, lockable storage for bikes, walking / fishing equipment and for drying wet clothes. There is also an outside tap for washing your bikes, shoes etc.
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom, corner bath, basin and toilet. An inviting double bed along with a dressing table and double wardrobe. Door leading out directly on to a private raised deck with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.
A cosy twin bedroom with en suite shower room. Bed side table and double wardrobe.
A holiday in Snowdonia wouldn't be complete without the glorious mountains and countryside views. The private raised deck has a garden table and chairs for you to relax and admire these wonderful surroundings all day long.
Welcome pack on arrival includes fresh eggs from the farm, a cake and tea/coffee.
Bed linen, hand & bath towels and hairdryer included
Heating and electricity included
High chair and travel cot available on request
Baby monitor, changing mat and Avent steam sterilizer also available
No smoking or pets
Cleaning equipment, a couple of dishwasher tablets, soap and toilet rolls provided.
Plenty of parking space
Welcome pack of locally produced groceries available on request.
Weekly lets from £360 / Short breaks from £252
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Fairbourne & Barmouth 21 km|
|Nearest Amenities||9 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 En suites|
|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||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
The North Wales region
The cottage enjoys a secluded, rural setting away from the main road and provides wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. Set on a working farm (away from the farm buildings) you can go for a walk or a bike ride directly from your doorstep – a Snowdonia holiday at its best. Because there's no light pollution, it also offers an ideal spot for stargazing and when the sun comes out, there are plenty of opportunities to see rare birds from the patio, including the Red Kite.
The nearest shops can be found at Dolgellau (6 miles). You can also arrange Asda home delivery for your groceries if you prefer. There are numerous good restaurants in the area, including Dylanwand Da in Dolgellau, Bwyty Mawddach and Cross Foxes. For a more informal evening, Yr Eagles Inn (Tafarn Yr Eryrod) in Llanuwchllyn (5.5 miles) offers a lovely setting and excellent home cooked food.
Whilst you could easily sit back and do nothing but relax at the cottage, there is also a wide range of activities (detailed below) and attractions to keep you entertained throughout your stay in the cottage.
Some of the main attractions include Go Ape at Coed y Brenin, the Centre for Alternative Technology and Slate Caverns in Corris, as well as Corris Craft Centre and King Arthur's Labyrinth (a great family day out). Travel along the numerous narrow gauge railways, visit the RSPB Bird Reserve at Penmaenpool and explore the majestic castle at Harlech, a World Heritage site. The nearby Mawddach Estuary is another beautiful and largely unspoilt gem which is well worth a visit, as are the sandy beaches of Barmouth and Fairbourne at either side of the estuary when it reaches the sea (14 miles from the cottage).
Fairbourne Beach – sandy beach. 14 miles
Barmouth Beach – long, sandy beach with Blue Flag award. 15 miles
You can join a footpath from the cottage door that will take you through beautiful, open countryside. Some of the other local walks are listed below and a detailed book is available at the cottage.
Torrent Walk – Brithdir - moderate leisure walk approx 2.5 miles along the river. 3.5 miles
Precipice Walk – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages. 6 miles from cottage
The Mawddach Trail – Dolgellau to Barmouth along the old railway line - suitable for all ages. 6 miles
Cadair Idris (mountain) – 3 main routes starting from Dolgellau (6 miles), Minffordd (9.5 miles) and Abergynolwyn (14.5 miles).
New Precipice Walk – Llanelltyd - suitable for all ages. 7.5 miles from cottage.
There are routes that are also suitable for bikes from the cottage door. 0 miles
Mawddach Trail - Cycle along the old railway from Dolgellau to Barmouth. 6 miles
Coed y Brenin Mountain Biking Centre - Routes suitable for all ages and different ability. 10 miles
Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid), the largest natural lake in Wales - sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, raft building etc. 13 miles
National White Water Centre, Canolfan Tryweryn – White Water Rafting, Kayaking & Canoeing. 17 miles
Fishing is available locally on the Wnion River. Read more about the range of opportunities to go fishing in the Dolgellau area – suitable options for all ages.
Dolgellau Golf Club – 9 hole golf course. 6 miles
Bwlchgwyn Farm Pony Trekking Centre - suitable for anyone over 4yrs. 13.5 miles
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