Dolwyddelan holiday cottage letting with beach/lake nearby, walking and TV and rural retreat

Excellent 5/5

12 reviews

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5 Home 13374

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / sleeps 5

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 40 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

"Gwenallt" is an attractive traditional stone Welsh cottage about 150 years old, and has some low doorways. It is cosy and warm and comfortably furnished with a simple cottage style decor, retaining many original features.

The small but convenient fitted kitchen, overlooking the back garden, has the original slate floor.

Dolwyddelan is in the Snowdonia National Park in the very attractive Lledr Valley on the A470, 5 miles to the south-west of Betws-y-Coed. It is a quiet but friendly village at an elevation of about 140m above sea level. It is an excellent centre for exploring Snowdonia by foot, car and even by rail. There is also horse riding and fishing in the locality and many places of interest to visit. The sandy beaches and resorts of the N and W coasts are 40 minutes away by car. The village has a shop, British Rail station and pub and small hotel (restaurant and bar meals). There are many other places to eat in Betws-y-Coed. The cottage is located at the end of a row in a quiet road, near the edge of the village.

Size Sleeps up to 5, 3 bedrooms
Rooms 3 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Nearest beach LLandudno 40 km
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 170 km, Nearest railway: Dolwyddelan Train Station 300 m
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries DVD player
General Central heating, TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Furniture Double beds (1), Single beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking, Not suitable for wheelchair users
Further details indoors

We provide duvets, pillows and kitchen equipment, but not sheets, towels, etc. Linen and towels can be provided at an extra charge of £4.00 per person per week.

Further details outdoors

Outside the back door is a mountain stream. A footbridge leads to the charming informal back garden with views of Dolwyddelan Castle, Snowdon and Moel Siabod. It has a profusion of flowers throughout the Spring and Summer and a sheltered slate patio with garden chairs for picnics and sunbathing (weather permitting!). There is an additional WC, outside.Car parking is often available in the road opposite the front gate; otherwise on the road within 100yds.

Further details

Rental is weekly, from Saturday to Saturday.

The North Wales region

The Snowdonia National Park is a mystical place of grandeur and beauty, with rocky mountains, singing streams, still and tranquil lakes, and great magical forests and passionate rivers. One can find the highest peak at Snowdon, and explore the beautiful village of Betws y Coed.

One can hear the lilting Welsh language all around North Wales, one of the oldest languages of Europe, and truly this region is alive with the vibrant myths and legends of the past, which can be seen in a tangible form with the Neolithic Stone Circles, Bronze Age chambers, Celtic Iron Age fortifications and Roman forts. Come and breathe in nature and the culture in a region where the people are known for their open hearts and song.


Dolwyddelan is situated in the Snowdonia National Park, on the A470 about halfway between Betws-y-Coed and Blaenau Ffestiniog. It lies at the foot of Moel Siabod (872m, 2861ft) in the beautiful Lledr Valley. It is conveniently situated for touring in the mountains of Snowdonia, for exploring the Gwydyr Forest, and for visiting the sandy beaches and resorts of the North and West coasts.

For rail enthusiasts it has railway links via the Conwy Valley Line to Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog (and thence to Porthmadog via the Ffestiniog Railway with its fascinating steam trains). There is a convenient hourly bus service to Llandudno and Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Because many footpaths and old packhorse tracks lead to and from the village, it is an ideal place for exploring by foot or cycle the surrounding countryside.

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9 Nov 2014


"A good holiday awaits you .........."

We've fallen in love with Dolwyddelan and Gwenalt cottage. Gwenalt is situated in a very pretty village close to Betws y coed. A river runs through the village and the awesome Moel Siabod mountain towers over it. Get up early to see the ever changing views over the mountains, the early morning mists over them can be quite spectacular! The village has a Spar shop with everything you need. The village also has a railway station and bus service, so, no car- no problem! There's some great local walks- the Penamnen Valley walk starts just down the road and is a must! The wildlife is abundant in the area, on our recent visit we spotted Nuthatches(wow!) buzzards, hawks, herons and more on the local walks. The view out of the front window is awesome looking out onto fields where often there's sheep grazing. Out of the back window there's a pretty stream with a bridge leading to the garden where squirrels were spotted scampering around on our visit. You wake up to complete silence, hardly a car a day goes down the road outside! The cottage is homely and is cosy and clean. It's very evident that Gwenalt is not only treasured by her friendly owners but is treasured by all, some visiting year after year. So a good holiday awaits you...the only downfall in telling you how good it is though is that it may be fully booked next time we want to visit! So I plan on keeping it a secret............ shh!

4 Aug 2014


"Picture perfect cottage set in a beautiful location."

Making our booking was made easy through quick and efficient communication. The external appearance of the cottage is a dream picture postcard. set in a tranquil peaceful location. The house provided everything we needed and had a warm homely feel. A lovely garden to the rear with a fast running stream passing through , so pretty. The local walks in the hills and valleys were stunning and we hardly met a soul , which is the way we like it. Fantastic cottage, fantastic holiday.

26 Jul 2014


"Excellent cottage and location"

We just finished a four day stay in Gwenallt which is a charming cottage in a great location for seeing much of North Wales. The cottage was very comfortable for our family of five. It was clean and comfortable with a lovely stream in the back. We were very close to the slate caverns, several castles, the woolen mills and Bodnant Gardens. Walking into town for dinner at the pub just at the end of the street was a treat and the grocery store was very close as well. And Annie and David were wonderful to work with and extremely helpful. I highly recommend the cottage to anyone interested in North Wales.

20 Jul 2014


"Lovely cottage in a great location"

The cottage was perfect for our one-week walking trip. It's in a great location, on a very small, quiet road in a lovely village, with good local walks and a tiny railway station (trains several times a day to Llandudno or Blaenau Ffestiniog). The cottage had everything we needed; the kitchen was small but well equipped. We loved the garden with its view of Moel Siabod (and Snowdon in the distance) and the little bridge over the stream!

24 Jun 2014


"Relaxing, Comfortable and Inspiring Scenery"

Gwenalt is a cosy cottage situated in the heart of Snowdonia with an inspiring view of Moel Siabod. If you love walking in the mountains and enjoy being close to nature this is the place for you. The garden is unique with a stream passing close to the cottage and a bridge to get to the garden. You can sit in the garden with a cup of tea looking at Moel Siabod - perfect! On my trip I climbed Snowden, walked around Lake Idwal, visited Barmouth and Bets-y-Coed. And, because I was on my own I could get on with my own special projects and do lots of reading!

5 Nov 2013


"Great cottage in a fabulous village."

We stayed (2 adults & 2 teenagers) during October half term and enjoyed the cottage and its surroundings very much. The cottage is charming and had everything we wished for, close proximity to great walks and cosy and warm in the evenings. Communication with the owners was excellent, it was nice to have a follow up call from them to see if everything was as we expected. Would recommend this cottage to those that enjoy walking and seeing Wales at its best.

28 Apr 2013


"Lovely cottage in beautiful and peaceful Snowdonia village."

Well cared for comfortable little cottage. Bubbling stream in the garden. Lovely views. Well heated in a cold Easter week. Positive and easy contact with the owner before and after.

11 Feb 2013


"The perfect antidote to busy city life"

We have stayed in Gwenalt for 4 years now, and love it. It's in a perfect location in the village of Dolwyddelan, with views of Mount Siabod and Snowdon. The cottage is cosy and well equipped, the charm of the cottage is that its not modernised and takes you back to a time when life was slower, making it a perfect antidote to busy city life. There's a lovely garden with a stream running through, which you can hear from the kitchen and back bedrooms, the master bedroom has the comfiest bed I have ever slept in and the lounge is warm and cosy. The kitchen is well equipped and we've cooked some brilliant meals in there. It's a perfect bolt hole to go walking from by foot, or driving out further into the national park. The village has always been very welcoming with a local spar and pub, if you can't drive there's a train station and local buses. It's close to Betws y Coed which has some brilliant places to eat (Bistro Betws y Coed and the Royal Oak Hotel are favourites!) The owners the Meads have always been incredibly helpful in our booking and ensuring our stays have been brilliant. We had friends come and visit the cottage this year and they loved it too.

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