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View of cottage from Mawddach trail

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 8 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

One of 7 stone cottages built in 1800's to house local estate workers, stuated in the quiet hamlet of Penmaenpool, next to the Mawdacch Estuary. It is a great holiday destination all year round.

The cottage has a cosy feel with a log fire and exposed beams.Upstairs there is a welcoming good sized double room and a smaller bedroom with an adult sized bunk bed. A cot is also available,upon request. The cottage is kept warm in the winter with electric heating in all rooms and an open fire in the lounge. The cost of electricity is included in the rental fee.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Fairbourne 8 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Morfa Mawddach 7 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 5
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking
Further details indoors

There is a practical kitchen with all you need to boil an egg or cook Sunday lunch.

The lounge has comfortable seating for 5 people.

There's a range of books, maps and games to keep you occupied in the evenings and a music system incorporating a record deck so you can bring your old vinyl or listen to some of ours!

Pillows and quilts are provided, please bring your own bed linen and towels.


Further details outdoors

There are gardens to the front and rear of the cottage. The pretty rear garden has a patio and an exterior table with seating for four.

There is parking in the layby opposite the cottage.

Further details

We ask for a £60 security deposit which will be returned at the end of the stay provided the property and contents are left in a good clean condition. We understand small breakages are a fact of life. These are not deductable.

We will consider short breaks outside the main holiday season, please enquire.

The North Wales region

The cottage is located in an area of mixed woodland and farm land. The estuary is in front of the cottage with the Rhinog mountains and the Snowdonia National Park in the background. The whole area offers unrivalled scenery and walking which is only limited by your imagination.

The foothills of Cader Idris, the second biggest mountain in Wales, are behind the cottage. The cottage is a great base for bird watchers as in addition to the estuary, there are a number of RSPB reserves in the close vacinity.


Penmaenpool is a small hamlet on the Mawdacch estuary, two miles outside the market town of Dolgellau. Dolgellau has a livestock market every Friday and over 200 listed buildings, which is the highest concentration in Wales, it has plenty of charm with shops lining the narrow streets which link the various town squares.

The resorts of Barmouth and Fairbourne, with their blue flag beaches are with easy reach by bike, on foot or in the car. There is a wide range of outdoor activities within the immediate area, ranging from pony trecking to white water rafting.

A 30 minutes drive takes you to Bala town which is a great place for water sports, the area has won world-wide acclaim as a centre for water sports, especially sailing, canoeing and rafting. Visitors like to challenge the white water on the river Tryweryn or enjoy sailing or windsurfing on the lake. Bala also has a range of interesting shops, inns, restaurants and a historical Town Walk.

The Italian style village of Portmerion, Harlech Castle, the Centre of Alternative Technology and Coed y Brenin Mountain Bike centre all make a first class day out.

There are some very good restaurants that have recently opened in the area, the Cross Foxes bar and grill room was opened in Nov 2010 and is only a 3 mile drive, Bwyty Mawddach (3 miles), Minffordd Hotel (4 miles). and Tynycornel Hotel (4 miles). There is a good selection of pubs and restaurants and takeaways in Dolgellau and of course the renowned George 111 Hotel is walking distance from the cottage.

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5 Nov 2014


"great position with loads to do in local area"

The house was great if you are into mountain biking! 15mins from coed-y- brenin.There is loads to do for the outdoor enthusiast, walking, biking & surfing. The cottage inside is basic and functional c… More

9 Sep 2014


"Excellent Accommodation"

We had an excellent time at this cottage. It had everything we needed and more. The location was beautiful and the Cottage had such a warm cosy feel. The kitchen is very well equipped with everythi… More

1 Sep 2014


"cosy cottage,great base ,stunning views plus bikes"

absolutely lovely holiday , cottage was really cosy and the bikes were a real bonus. first thoughts were possibility a little isolated, but no once settled in ,it was idyllic. it was a lovely base ,h… More

26 Aug 2014


"Great location"

Great location to explore the National Park. The cottage was small (we knew when booking) but cosy and functional, bunk bed small if you have a tall teenager! Impressed by scenery. Fairbourne and Ba… More

9 Aug 2014


"Good base for discovering local area."

Charming cottage, in a quiet location. Well equipped for everyday use. Use of bicycles if required for 3 people. Parking near by. Lovely views . Extremely peaceful with the occasional jet delivering … More

30 Sep 2013


"Great value cottage in beautiful location, recommended"

Our family had a wonderful holiday staying here - the cottage had everything we needed; traditional, cozy, clean and functional, everything we hoped it would be. Superb location and a wonderful base for exploring everything Wales has to offer - beaches, castles, mountains, beautiful villages, fine walks, cycling, steam trains... Good stock of books, puzzles and DVDs to keep the kids and adults happy on a rainy day. Kitchen facilities fine, and plenty of good places to eat out nearby (and a few good takeaways in Dolgellau too!). Very friendly owner and easy to book; we'd happily go back.

19 Aug 2013


"awfully smelling carpet in kitchen and living room"

In this cottage a very old carpet with stains on it is covering the floor in the living room and in the kitchen. Both rooms are on the ground floor. This carpet smelled very awful - a mixture of dampn… More

Please don't judge our cottage, based on this review.
My cleaner made four visits before the guest honoured an appointment to investigate the 'smell'.
When access was granted my cleaner and her partner were unable to trace any smell and their offer of air fresheners and 'shake and vac' were all turned down. In the end the guest became intimidating and even said she knew where the cleaner lived! In view of what happened, I declined any refund. We have had some lovely feedback from the 6 happy families who have stopped at the cottage since this issue.

11 Sep 2012


"Characterful, cosy cottage in a superb location"

Stayed with friends and family. Very helpful and considerate owners who keep the property to an excellent standard. Easy parking and great location for Beach, Hill Walking, Mountain Biking, Fishing, Historic sites etc. Only 2 minute walk to a great Pub and restaurant with fantastic views over the Mawddach Estuary. Dolgellau town is only a 2 mile drive with lots of facilities, Supermarkets etc open till late.

Overall a great base for exploring a beautiful part of the world and great to come back to a roaring log fire in the evening.

10 Nov 2011


"A lovely cottage with stunning views"

The cottage was warm and cosey for a holiday in October. There was plenty of room for 2 adults and 2 children with a TV, games and books, giving us plenty to do in the evenings. Having an open fire was also a bonus. Just a few minutes walk away and you are on the Mawddach Trail and also George III hotel that do amazing meals. We would cycle to Dolgellau taking the trail. The route is totally stunning and safe for all ages to cycle.
The owner was really friendly and has made the cottage very homely.
I have already recommended it to my friends
C Price

16 Oct 2011


"Lovely cottage, Great location!"

The cottage is beautiful, comfortable,warm & cosy. Everything we needed was there, good cooking facilities, log fire and storage heaters and its in a very peaceful location. We would recommend it to anyone and we are already planning to return next year.

Review 1-10 of 12

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  • 4 Years listed

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Calendar last updated:27 Jan 2015

Based in United Kingdom

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