Brithdir holiday log cabin rental with beach/lake nearby, jacuzzi/hot tub and internet access and balcony/terrace

Milk Wood Lodges Wnion Wood

from £112 /night help Price for guests, Nights approx:

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Wnion Wood as featured in The Guardians " Britains Cutest Log Cabins

Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4 Home 147796

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Log cabin / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Suitable for children age 5+
  • Car essential
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

Prices from £280 to £856 depending on length of stay & time of year. Please check the Availability & Price/booking information Tabs above, before emailing.

Featured in The Guardian’s “Britain’s Top 10 Cutest Log Cabins”, Wnion Wood is one of our Pet Friendly Snowdonia retreats with private Hot Tub, Sauna, wood burner and WiFi. This quaint cabin is hidden in a clearing on the edge of the woods on the slopes of the Wnion Valley, within an exclusive small complex of private log cabin homes. Imagine a cosy log cabin sheltered by the woods, in an idyllic countryside setting, stargazing on a clear night from the soothing warmth of your own private Hot Tub, relaxing inside by the log fire with a glass of wine (or hot cocoa!), and then retiring to a comfy bed to dream the night away. Romantic Breaks don’t get better than this, and special family memories, too, after the cosy experience and adventure of Wnion Wood.

Whether you seek the perfect unwind, or have a birthday, anniversary or just need that special break, Milk Wood Lodges, the location and the wider area is ideal for couples and families, and will cater for your every need.

Wnion Wood is indeed a home from home experience, with its beautiful, comfy living room with wood burner and lush comfy sofas to cuddle up on. The windows of the living room and dining area look out to the back, upon the private, terraced woodland garden and Hot Tub, and the beauty of the woodland view. This cabin of Scandinavian design is built to residential and modern standards, while maintaining that log cabin feel. It is fully heated and there are full-length heavy drapes at the windows in the living room, so it’s cosy and warm. The new sauna room with large sauna has plenty of room for 2 people. The King bedroom, fitted with quality mattress, has plenty of wardrobe space, a hairdryer, and radio alarm. The second bedroom has two single, quality-mattress beds which can be zipped and linked together to create a Super King bed. Original artworks by a local artist hang on the walls. This stunning 5-Star cabin has free Wi-Fi, as well as Sony TV & audio equipment for your enjoyment. So, if the weather keeps you in, you can entertain yourselves.

The fully fitted kitchen has a double oven cooker, fridge freezer, dishwasher, as well as a clothes washer and tumble dryer. If you don't want to cook, the modern gastro pub (Cross Foxes) is just 2 miles (3.2km) away and the excellent Penmaenuchaf Hall Hotel Restaurant is 5.5 miles (8.8km) down the road. Or, you can stay cabinside instead, and eat by the warm, cosy wood burner, or have your breakfast or lunch on the wooden bench/table set in the peaceful, woodland terrace garden, taking in the beautiful sounds of the many wild songbirds inhabiting the woodland view on three sides of the garden behind Wnion Wood.

It provides a tranquil space with ambient quietness, fresh air to breath, no light pollution; this is what visitors find so striking about the lodge, Brithdir and the area. The noise of the city is removed from one’s senses and a whole new world appears, with views of woodland, valleys and hills. It’s the ideal place to recapture serenity and recharge the batteries.

In the old Welsh town of Dolgellau there are quaint shops, cafes and restaurants. There is also a Co-Op for general food and a Euro Spar that has fish, good wines and other specialties.

We strongly encourage you to please check the Availability & Price/booking information Tabs above, before emailing a request, as these Tabs are fully up to date and contain the full booking conditions, any restrictions, our start dates and bookable periods that we do, and the information we need to know on Pets & Children before we take your booking.

NOTE - In case Wnion Wood is showing as booked, we have two other lodges: Milk Wood for 4, and Milk Wood Bach for 2 or 3. (Search by home ID numbers 139850 and 227079 at the top of the page.) These are luxury lodges, each with their own private Hot Tub and Sauna. Everything is fully inclusive within the price, including all linen, logs & utilities

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Check in time: 16:00
Check out time: 10:00
Nearest beach Barmouth
Access Car essential
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Liverpool John Lennon, Nearest railway: Barmouth
Family friendly Suitable for children over 5
Notes Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

Wnion Wood is owned and personally managed by Phil Thompson who also owns Milk Wood & Milk Wood Bach. Each log cabin, although very similar from the exterior is unique in its interior design. Furnished in boutique style, simple and understated with the emphasis on comfort. Your weekend break or holiday should be a home from home experience with great quality beds and beautiful surroundings. The lodges have been equipped to a level that Philip himself expects for himself, in creature comforts while being away from home. He also lives close by and the cleaners and care taker live on site, so there is always local knowledge and any help required close at hand. Wnion has its own unique woodland terrace garden.

Front room sits 5, wood burner, Sony 32-inch TV, HD Satellite Free-view recorder, Blu Ray/DVD/CD player, Amp, Mission speakers

Ipod dock

Large kitchen/ breakfast room, dish washer, tumble dryer and washing machine.

Two king size bedrooms.

Bedrooms are equipped with clock/radios and hairdryers.

Sauna room

One family bathroom with shower over bath. NOTE: Bath only suitable for bathing a baby.

Max occupany 4, plus babe in arms.

High chair & travel cot provided on request, bedding for babies NOT provided.

Lotus XL BBQ stored indoors, but is for outside use.

No bikes to be taken indoors.

Further details outdoors

The Hot Tub is available all year round - (Please bring your own TOWELS for hot tub use).

Woodland type garden with terraces and large round seating area, not suitable for the infirm.

BBQ area. Charcoal BBQ Lotus XL provided - (Please supply own charcoal).

Three steps up into property.

Garden is not dog proof, so DOGS must be kept under strict control.

Front parking for 2 cars. No boats, trailers, caravans or motor-homes to be parked. Sorry.

Bryniau is down a private road and the site has no through traffic or foot paths and is relatively secure, but it is your responsibility to secure any personal items left outside, such as bikes with security chains. These can be stored out of site, but please note bikes are strictly not allowed in the lodge.

The North Wales region

A Welsh wonderland under the towering peaks of the surrounding mountains and magnificent medieval coastal castles, the perfect place to discover Welsh history & culture.

Nearby to us is Cadair Idris, Wales’s second highest peak and great to climb. The advantage is that it’s far quieter than its well-known counterpart Snowdon. Cadair Idris allows you to experience a far more peaceful experience with its uncrowded sense of the breadth and beauty.

Nearby is also Coed y Brenin, world renowned for its fantastic network of Mountain Bike Trails.

This is an ideal base to explore greater Snowdonia National Park, situated in North Wales, with its breathtaking mountain scenery, crystal clear lakes and cascading waterfalls. Climb Snowdon, or travel to the summit in style on the charming Mountain Railway.

Alternatively, why not sample the beautiful green valley of Llangollen by steam train or from a leisurely horse-drawn canal boat. You could also explore the beautiful coastline, safe sandy beaches and water sports of the Llyn Peninsula, coastal paths, cycle trails and all kinds of extreme sports within easy reach. It’s the perfect holiday destination, for all.

The Barmouth area coast is our nearest beach, with miles of sand and quiet. To the north is historic Conwy, Victorian Llandudno or the Isle of Anglesey.

The general area is well known for its many narrow gauge steam railways, a perfect way to explore this beautiful land. For steam train enthusiasts you could spend the holiday discovering the many routes with its quaint stations.



Brithdir is a small village; alas, no shops now like many villages, but quiet and unspoiled. It’s like travelling into the past, and is set on a hill side with view of Cadair Idris and the valley below. The foot entrance to the Torrent Walk, also located in Brithdir, is 0.5 Mile from the lodges.

Torrent Walk: One of Britain’s most spectacular riverside paths, The Torrent Walk, is within walking range of the cabin, running alongside the River Clywedog in Brithdir, and is some two-plus miles east of Dolgellau. The omnipresent ferns and mosses carpet the valley in rich emerald green. Massive boulders and tumbling waterfalls suggest the name of this walk. The walk hosts a detour to the ruins of an old iron ore furnace from the early 1700s, and the remains of an old wool mill and warehouse. The sound of the river can be sweetly powerful along the walk when there’s a strong flow after it has rained, and there are splendid views of the waterfalls at places along the path.


Milk Wood Lodges is just a couple of miles from the ancient Welsh market town of Dolgellau, with its many listed buildings, and sits on the south bank of the Wnion River at the foot of Cadair Idris. You can spend time browsing the quaint local shops and enjoy a meal in one of the many good eateries in the town. It's the perfect base to explore this magical part of Southern Snowdonia, famous for its steam railways and castles. For outdoor enthusiasts, you will find white water rafting, sailing, fishing, mountain biking and great, scenic walks within easy travelling. For narrow gauge rail enthusiasts, you have plenty of choice. A 9-hole golf course also awaits in Dolgellau. Or, for those who just want to chill out, the private sauna, private outdoor Hot Tub, and cosy sitting room with wood burner are on tap at Milk Wood Lodges.

Attractions: Walks, Cycle Trails and Other Activities

It has been said that there is "no better walk than from Barmouth to Dolgellau, other than from Dolgellau to Barmouth". The views of the Snowdonia mountains sweeping down to the Mawddach Estuary are phenomenal.

Penmaenpool and the Mawddach Estuary:

The Mawddach Trail entryway is located in Dolgellau, and leads you along the beautiful Mawddach Estuary to Barmouth. The superb trail, used by both walkers and cyclists, is some eight miles long, and leads to the famous Barmouth Bridge, spanning the mouth of the Mawddach Estuary which opens out to Cardigan Bay. The bridge currently accommodates rail trains, cyclists and pedestrians. You can hire bikes at the local Dolgellau Cycle Shop in town, just minutes from the start of the Mawddach Trail. In addition, Penmaenpool is some two miles from Dolgellau. The Mawddach Trail passes through the hamlet of Penmaenpool, where there is located the Penmaenpool Pub.

For nature lovers and bird spotters, there are two RSPB reserves in the Mawddach Valley, namely, the Arthog and the Coed Garth Gell. Coed Garth Gell offers superb scenery and beautiful walks through oak woodland.

The Forest Park in Coed y Brenin is world renowned for its fantastic network of Mountain Bike Trails. There is a restaurant and cycle shop (sales, repair, and hire) onsite, and information on the many forest trails is to be found there at the Visitor Centre.

Precipice Walk: In addition to the Torrent Walk located close to Milk Wood Lodges, there is also The Precipice walk, located some three miles northeast from Dolgellau. Although this is an upland walk, it is on fairly level ground. Starting in woodland, the walk soon opens up to splendid panoramas of Snowdonia, the Coed y Brenin Forest, the Rhinog mountains, the beautiful estuary valley of the Afon Mawddach and finally Cadair Idris itself.

There is Horse riding in Fairbourne, near Arthog, including pony trekking on the beach. Bala nearby also has golf, as well as an excellent swimming pool and sailing on the lake. There is also angling, white water rafting, rock climbing, fishing and other popular sports within close range for visitors to Dolgellau.


Barmouth is a must to visit. The old seaside town meanders up steep narrow streets where you will find quaint cottages. The harbour area has lots of bars and cafes where you can enjoy local seafood and miles of beach. Small boat ferry trips are available from Barmouth across the mouth of the Mawddach River to Fairbourne from around Easter through the end of October.

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2 Jun 2014


"Lovely lodge in a beautiful part of the world"

We really enjoyed our stay here. Some really good local walks, and if you want to drive a bit further, then you are in within reach of Mount Snowdon etc. The lodge itself catered for our every need, and the hot tub in particular was a welcome addition after a long day walking. Dog friendly, comfortable and warm. Thank you.

23 May 2014


"Such a beautiful lodge"

In such a beautiful part of Wales & central to plenty of lovely walks. The lodge has a fab hot tub & sauna, perfect after a long day of walking.

3 Apr 2014


"Long Weekend in Wales"

A beautiful log cabin in the remote Snowdonian Mountains. There are a few local villages near by with some nice pubs and shops. There is plenty of local activities to keep you occupied. Note there is NO phone signal so it was a god send for me but i know others would get a bit freaked out not to have mobile signal. The log Cabin is well decorated, has everything you need and all the mod cons. The hot tub is amazing. the locals are friendly an nice. Phil the owner is very welcoming and accommodating. This was a great little get away, myself , my partner and her dog absolutely loved it. Strongly recommend going and i will be going again soon.

17 May 2013



Me and my girlfriend now fiancée stayed her for 3 nights from may 10th!i proposed while we where here it is absolutely idyllic right in the middle of know where the facilities r all brilliant from the kitchen to the great tv equipment and the lovely hot tub and sauna,also not to mention possibly the comfiest bed I've ever slept in. On booking the owner was very helpful and friendly too! Will be returning thank you very much

2 Jan 2013


"The most amazing holiday ever."

This was our first holiday at Christmas, and what an amazing time we had. The hosts were so helpful and welcoming. The log cabin was fantastic. The location was superb, so peaceful, and so close to Dolgellau for shops. The bed was so comfortable, high standard of cleanliness, and spoilt with sauna & hot tub. We have never experienced such a relaxing holiday. Superb walks and scenery nearby. We will definitely be returning to Wnion Wood in the near future, and recommending it to our family & friends. Ereca & Phil should be very proud of their log cabin. Thank you both so much for making Christmas 2012 a holiday to remember.

14 Oct 2012


"Relaxing stay"

Had a lovely time, log cabin is lovely , and with the log fire and jacuzzi it made for a perfect relaxing few days will book again.

8 Sep 2012


"Perfect break"

This is the escape I wanted the peacefulness of the lodge with all the luxurys I would need for a happy holiday Milk Wood ticked all the boxes. The mounains minutes away along with fantastic walks, the rivers for White water rafting a short drive away. Infact the driving was a joy through the Mountain passes. The Lodges were tucked away in a wood on the mountainside warm cosy if staying in the winter cool in the summer. This Lodge was just right for us to visit all parts of Snowdonia. Our 2 gunndogs are worn out and enjoyed every minute. The hot tub was a bonus when we returned in the evening under the stars.

24 Apr 2012


"Beautiful furnishings, lovely log cabin, hot tub after a long day walking was perfect"

lovely cabin, perfect surroundings. the hot tub definately made the trip. It was amazing to relaxing after long walks. it was very pieceful. I would however only recommend this cabin to a couple wanting a romantice away from it all break.

26 Jan 2012


"A Perfect Getaway"

The cabin was lovely! Immaculate inside and the perfect place to relax with big comfortable sofas and a wood burner. Outside, there was no place better than in the hot tub after a hike in the nearby hills. The owners were so friendly and I honestly can't make fault with anything the entire weekend. Needless to say :it comes highly recommended from me!

3 Jan 2012


"Christmas Break"

Very nice cabin - good facilities and hosts most welcoming even organising stuff for our last minute Christmas rental. Very close to excellent mountain biking

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