Converted Chapel / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

This charming 200 year old cottage has been delightfully restored with many modern comforts and is only a minute's walk of Dolgellau town square. From the wood burning stove to a shabby chic style dresser and original patchwork quilts, there are only two words to describe this accommodation and that is 'absolutely beautiful'. With numerous walks, restaurants, cafes and a range of interesting shops right on your doorstep, Seithfed Nef (Seventh Heaven) really is an excellent base to enjoy and explore Snowdonia.

Ground Floor

Kitchen/diner: A brightly decorated spacious farmhouse style kitchen/diner with original slate flagstone floor, oak and larch beams. All the necessary kitchen appliances provided including a Belling range cooker, microwave, washer/dryer and fridge with a small freezer compartment. Also an array of quality kitchen utensils, pots, pans and baking dishes, cutlery, crockery and china are supplied.

A beautiful oak table is situated next to the window and extends to seat 8. Next to it you will find a lovely restored dresser together with a comfy 2 seater cottage chair for relaxing. Double French doors open onto a pretty courtyard style garden.

A staircase from the kitchen/diner leads up to the lounge. You will find extra storage under the staircase for bikes, pushchairs, golf clubs etc. This room has a separate entrance making it easy to bring bikes etc straight in to the storage area.

Upstairs - First Floor

Lounge: A very bright, spacious and colourful room with traditional stone chimney breast housing a Franco Belge log burner providing extra warmth in addition to the gas central heating. Original oak beams and lintels, a bespoke staircase and Sisal carpeting add to the rustic charm.

Comfortable sofas and armchair welcome you with a large flat screen, with DVD player, BT Vision and iPlayer facility. Free WiFi is also provided. A bookcase containing books for all ages, games, puzzles and a selection of maps, guides and activity leaflets is also located in the lounge.

Second Floor

Main Bedroom: Vaulted beamed ceilings with a beautiful crystal chandelier. Crisp white cotton bedding, feather pillows, cosy duvets and pretty vintage patchwork covers/throws on a very comfortable Laura Ashley double bed with quality pocket sprung mattress ensuring a good night's sleep. Matching bedside cabinets with lamps, chest of drawers and double wardrobe compliment the soft ditsy prints of the curtains and blinds. Soft fluffy white towels provided.

Second Bedroom: Decorated in the same style with high vaulted beamed ceilings and chandelier, this room has an antique small double (4ft x 6ft) bedstead and a generous single bespoke raised bed (3ft 3' x 6ft). Both beds have quality pocket sprung mattresses, feather pillows and cosy duvets with pretty vintage covers/throws. Bedside tables with lamps, a chest of drawers and a unique, medieval style fabric wardrobe. A cot can be provided in this room if needed.

Shower room: The shower room has a quality white suite with soft close WC, pedestal wash basin and 'rainwater' style shower with a separate body rinser with a stylish modern heated radiator. Hand soap, shower gel and shampoo also provided.


This stunning cottage offers a very peaceful and prettily landscaped courtyard style garden with a sandstone patio. This enclosed area includes a slate table and chairs and a separate decking area with another set of table and chairs. A small painted shed housing a generously sized barbecue. Large pots with a selection of shrubs add a splash of colour and interest throughout the year. Lovely views from the garden over the roof tops to the hills beyond.

Additional Information

Bed linen, hand and bath towels and hairdryer provided

Electricity and gas central heating included

Free wi-fi available

Cot provided with 2 levels, bassinet and rocking action, bedding provided if requested. High chair also provided on request.

Double sofa bed also available in the lounge for extra sleeping space if needed

No private / off road parking but plenty of public parking space very near to the cottage.

First basket of logs and kindling supplied free, further sacks supplied at £3.00 each.

A range of baby equipment including bouncing and rocker chairs, changing mat, baby play mat, baby bath seat, bottle steriliser, mini food processor, child safety gates and plug covers. Toddler step up and toddler toilet training seat/potty can also be provided.

If you need more accommodation for family or friends, we also have another holiday cottage on the same street called Dan yr Allt (sleeps up to 4).

Weekly lets from £465 / Short breaks from £279

Size Sleeps up to 5, 2 bedrooms
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 shower room
Nearest beach Fairbourne and Barmouth 15 km
Nearest Amenities 200 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Fireplace, Internet access, DVD player
General TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Furniture Double Beds (2), Sofa Beds (1), Single Beds (1), Cots available (1), Dining seats for 8, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair available
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking, Suitable for people with restricted mobility, Not suitable for wheelchair users

The North Wales region

Situated on the cusp of Snowdonia National Park, just 20 minutes from the beautiful Blue Flag beaches of Cardigan Bay, our hand-picked 4* and 5* holiday cottages in and around Dolgellau are the perfect base from which to explore Wales. Located at the foot the mountain Cader Idris, you'll find three routes to the summit of this breath-taking peak - one from Dolgellau itself.

The market town of Dolgellau is a bustling place full of rough stone buildings, pubs, restaurants, shops and supermarkets. The locations of our cottages ensure you make the most of this thriving North Wales community, but also allow you the distance and peace and quiet to truly escape into the countryside.

We've specifically selected our cottages in the Dolgellau area to bring you the very best of Wales. From these cottages you'll be able to reach stunning Cardigan Bay beaches, the incredible mountains of Snowdonia, crystalline Bala Lake, the thrilling, internationally renowned National White Water Centre and Coed y Brenin Mountain Biking Centre. The area also features the spectacular Mawddach Estuary, Harlech Castle, stone circles, hill forts, spectacular narrow gauge railways and much, much more!


Situated in the small historic town of Dolgellau in the southern part of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. Easy access to rivers, lakes, mountain walks and a dedicated cycle/walking path along the Mawddach Estuary all the way to the coast. This beautiful accommodation offers several scenic walks of mixed ability on its doorstep. It is also within a minute's walk of the town's shops, pubs, cafes and restaurants.

Several gift shops are located in the town square area or very close by, stocking a range of items and craft ware by renowned Welsh designers/artists. There is also a range of other shops including a couple of bakers, butcher, several café's, hardware, clothing, hairdressers, 2 supermarkets a Post Office and a Tourist Information Centre.

Amongst the best places to eat in the area is Y Meirionnydd, just a 2 minute walk from the cottage. This contemporary restaurant specialises in delicious menus using local produce. Other recommended restaurants in town include Y Sospan (traditional menu with a good choice to suit most palates) and Dylanwad Da, a popular Bistro with a regularly changing menu and a wide selection of wines. Just 2 miles outside the town you also have Bwyty Mawddach with amazing views of Cader Idris and the Mawddach Estuary. This restaurant boasts an award winning Chef specialising in fresh seasonal local produce. Dolgellau also has several pubs including The Unicorn with pub food, real ales and Sky TV.

There's a great selection of attractions in the area. First of all, your accommodation is set on the foothill of Cader Idris, the second most popular mountain in Wales for climbers and walkers. The Mawddach Trail (as seen on the BBC's Railway Walks with Julia Bradbury) is another must and the estuary views and the Blue Flag beach of Barmouth at the other end certainly makes this walk / bike ride worth the effort.

Coed Y Brenin's internationally renowned Mountain Bike Centre and Go Ape centre is also on your doorstep. It offers beautiful scenic forest trails for walking and biking of all abilities and an interesting visitor centre with a very good café. If you're looking for a unique experience, head towards Porthmadog for some Llama Trekking and Junior Quad biking. Other highly recommended attractions include Corris Craft Centre, King Arthur's Labyrinth, Portmeirion, Harlech Castle, Shell Island and the several steam mountain railways.


The Mawddach Trail – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages – walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users - On the doorstep

Precipice Walk – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages – on the doorstep

Cadair Idris (mountain) – One of the routes starting from Dolgellau (on the doorstep)

Panorama Walk – Barmouth - suitable for all ages - 10 miles from cottage.


The Mawddach Trail – as above

Coed y Brenin Mountain Biking Centre – Suitable routes for all ages – 7 miles


Dolgellau - 9 hole golf course – 1 mile

Fairbourne - 9 mile par 3 golf course –9 miles


Coarse Fishing on lake Bryn y Gwin Farm – 1 mile

Trout fishing at Llyn Cynnwch – 3 miles

Salmon fishing along the river Mawddach.- 1 mile - Licenses available at Siop y Cymro (within a very short walking distance) and Mile End Petrol Station (0.5 miles away)

Horse riding

Bwlchgwyn Farm Riding Centre Arthog - offering a variety of pony trekking including Estuary and Beach treks, suitable for anyone over 4 years of age - 8 miles


Fairbourne – sandy beach – 10 miles

Barmouth – long, sandy beach with blue flag award - 10 miles


Bala Watersports Centre - sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, raft building etc – 18 miles