Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
If you're looking for a peaceful, tranquil setting surrounded by mountain scenery, Maesmor holiday cottage in southern Snowdonia offers the perfect retreat. This detached cottage is located in a small rural hamlet and boasts a large private garden. Enjoy the scenic views along mountain roads and absorb the fresh air along mountain and countryside walks. Visit Lake Vyrnwy and Wales' largest natural lake (Llyn Tegid) for watersports, lakeside cycling and much more. This is the Gateway to Snowdonia National Park, near the source of the beautiful Dyfi River and valley.
Spacious and modern sun / garden room with stunning and wide views across the Dyfi Valley, finished to a high specification. Room includes two large sofas, sound system and bookshelf. Slate flooring throughout.
Snug sitting room full of character including original wood panelling and beams. Open fireplace (or electric fire stove on request). Modern comforts include two contemporary sofas, high-definition freeview TV and DVD player. Slate flooring.
The third living room is a tranquil and cosy parlour with a period fireplace feature, and wooden flooring. Comfortable seating, table and chairs.
Contemporary kitchen fully equipped with electric oven/hob, microwave and dishwasher. Separate utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, small freezer and Belfast sink. Slate flooring throughout.
Dining room sits six adults comfortably. Room has original features including cast iron bread oven and period beams. Slate floor and wonderful views across the Dyfi Valley.
Shower room with large walk-in shower, fitted basin and toilet. Slate flooring and a heated towel rail.
Light double bedroom with yellow accents featuring a wooden bed and chest of drawers. Wardrobe hanging space and bed-side tables/lamps.
Second double bedroom with grey and turquoise accents featuring a cast-iron fireplace and bed. Art deco wardrobe and dressing table along with bed-side tables and lamps.
Light twin bedroom with green and pink accents featuring a pine wardrobe and bed-side drawer unit/lamps. Room has views over the garden, and across the Dyfi Valley, to the rear of the property.
Spacious period bathroom with over-bath shower, fitted washbasin and toilet. View over fields to the rear of the cottage, across the Dyfi Valley.
Private and enclosed garden, with flower beds, BBQ and garden furniture at the rear of the cottage, complemented by beautiful landscape views.
Bed linen, hand and bath towels and hairdryer provided
Electricity, storage heaters and electric heating all included
No pets or smoking in the cottage
Off road parking
No mobile network - ideal if you're looking for a real break away from every day distractions. However, if you need to be contactable at the cottage, a landline phone is provided that can accept incoming calls.
*If you prefer an electric fire stove, rather than an open fire, please request this at the time of booking.
Weekly lets from £315 / Short breaks from £250
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest Amenities||6 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Machynlleth 25 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
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, 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), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ|
The North Wales region
This detached holiday cottage is located in the small, rural hamlet of Llanymawddwy in Snowdonia and enjoys beautiful, open views across fields and mountains. Close to the foot of Aran Fawddwy, the highest mountain in Southern Snowdonia and near the highest pass in Wales which leads to Vyrnwy and Bala lakes with their wide range of watersports.
Dinas Mawddwy (4 miles) offers a lovely village pub / restaurant along with a Visitor shop/café. A further 2 miles brings you to the village of Mallwyd with a small grocery shop/Post office/Garage for fuel. At the other side of the highest pass in Wales, there is also another highly recommended pub / restaurant at Tafarn yr Eagles Inn, Llanuwchllyn near Bala (8.5 miles).
Maesmor holiday cottage is also central to three beautiful market towns; Dolgellau (13 miles), Bala (14 miles) and Machynlleth (17 miles). They are all worth a visit and offer a good range of shops and plenty of good restaurants, including 'Y Meirionnydd' in Dolgellau, 'Number Twenty One' in Machynlleth, 'Cross Foxes' and 'Bwyty Mawddach', both near Dolgellau. There is also a lovely café that offers free wifi at Dolgellau, called T.H.Roberts, Parliament House.
Amongst the range of things to do during your stay at Maesmor, the mountain walk over Aran Fawddwy is highly recommended – with the added bonus of having a village pub to welcome you at both ends. If you enjoy walking, Aran Benllyn and Cadair Idris also offer popular mountain walks. For a more relaxing day out, sit back and enjoy the views on Bala Lake Railway or the narrow gauge railway at Talyllyn.
Other recommended days out include the RSPB Centre at Lake Vyrnwy, the Centre for Alternative Technology, Coed-y-Brenin mountain biking centre and Go Ape's tree top adventures. The Dyfi Osprey Project and the Museum of Modern Art in Machynlleth are also worth a visit and if you have time, travel the Cambrian Coast Railway from Machynlleth to Pwllheli – one of the most scenic railway routes in the world.
Llwybr Rhyd y Cwm – short, signposted footpath starting from the doorstep of your cottage. This route takes you along Cwm Dyniewyd Valley to a waterfall.
Llwybr Llaethnant – this signposted walk starts at the bottom of Bwlch y Groes, the highest pass in Wales. It takes you past a number of beautiful waterfalls and also leads to the peak of Aran Fawddwy and Creiglyn Dyfi, the source of the Dyfi River. 1 mile from the cottage.
Aran Fawddwy – most popular starting point is at the foot of the mountain in Cwm Cywarch. 3 miles
Dyfi Valley Way follows the River Dyfi from the estuary in Aberdyfi to the source at the summit of Aran Fawddwy and back down along the south side of the river via Machynlleth and down to Borth. Maps and guides can be obtained at the Tourist Information Centre in Machynlleth. Join path 3 miles from cottage.
Cadair Idris (mountain walk) – 3 main routes starting from Dolgellau (13 miles), Minffordd (13 miles) and Abergynolwyn (18 miles).Cadair Idris mountain range. 14 miles
Lake Vyrnwy – Canoeing, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing - suitable for the whole family. 11 miles
Llyn Tegid, Bala – sailing, canoeing, kayaking, abseiling, windsurfing, raft building etc. 14 miles
National White Water Centre, Canolfan Tryweryn – White Water Rafting, Kayaking & Canoeing. 18 miles
The country lanes from the cottage are ideal for cycling and offer great views. 0 miles
The Mawddach Trail – scenic route along the old railway line from Dolgellau to Barmouth. Suitable for all ages – for cyclists, walkers and wheelchair users. 13 miles
Dyfi Mountain Biking - various tracks, all starting from Machynlleth. 17 miles
Coed-y-Brenin Mountain Biking Centre – Suitable routes for all ages. 21 miles
Llyn Efyrnwy / Lake Vyrnwy - Wild brown, stocked brown and rainbow trout. 11 miles
Llyn Tegid, Bala - the only place in Wales where you will find a fish called Y Gwyniad. 14 miles
Llynnoedd Cregennan Lakes near Dolgellau. 17 miles
Sea fishing at Barmouth. 23 miles
Dolgellau Golf Club - 9 hole golf course. 13 miles
Bala Golf Club - 10 hole golf course. 14 miles
Bwlchgwyn Pony-Trekking Centre - suitable for anyone over 4yrs. 21 miles
Barmouth/Abermaw Beach - long, sandy beach with Blue Flag award. 23 miles