If you’re looking for a peaceful, tranquil setting surrounded by mountain scenery, Maesmor holiday cottage, Snowdonia National Park 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. Part of an 'International Dark Sky Reserve', this area is also officially recognised as one of the best places for 'star-gazing' within Snowdonia National Park.
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, garden furniture and a charcoal BBQ set.
From this holiday cottage Snowdonia National Park’s beautiful landscape views can be enjoyed in their full glory from this peaceful spot. The garden is also a great location for bird-watching/bird-feeding' and 'star-gazing'.
Outdoor lockable building for secure bike storage, available on request.
- Bed linen, hand and bath towels and hairdryer provided
- Electricity, storage heaters and electric heating all included
- Logs and coal provided for the open fire
- Wifi available
- Books, DVDs, games and maps available for your use in the cottage
- Toilet rolls, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, liquid laundry detergent and toiletries provided
- No pets or smoking in the cottage
- Travel cot and high chair available on request. Please bring your own bedding.
- 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.
- It is possible to order food delivery from Asda and Tesco
- Sleeps 6
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Double beds
- 2 Single beds
- 2 Bathrooms
- Sorry, no pets allowed
- WiFi internet
- Open fire or woodburner
- Enclosed garden or courtyard
- Saturday changeover
- 23 Miles from a beach
- 4 Miles from a pub
- 6 Miles from a shop
- Ground floor bath/shower room
- Private parking
- Bed linen provided
- No smoking
- Towels provided
- Tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Highchair available
- Travel cot available
Wonderful combination of old cottage charm with all mod-cons – extremely well-appointed throughout and a warm welcome from the owner and the pheasants who frequent the back garden! The gift basket on arrival was very much appreciated and utterly delicious. Cosy and comfortable, a great base for exploring the area. We visited Bala railway, Lake Vyrnwy, Harlech and the Centre for Alternative Technology, all of which were thoroughly enjoyable for our group aged 18 months to mid-60’s. Definitely a place to get away from it all, no mobile phone signal (although the wifi worked perfectly) and some of the mountain roads around the area are not for the faint-hearted driver, but worth it for the stunning views. Would love to return in a few years to enjoy some of the walks in the area once our son has graduated from his buggy!Joanne from Bray, Co. Wicklow - 12th October 2018
Our second visit to Maesmor which is a lovely, beautiful cottage in a superb location. Clean, cosy and very well equipped, it's a great base to discover the area, and very cosy to come back to at the end of the day - great base to access the great walks and fabulous scenery which abound in this area. Excellent service from the Best of Wales team. David from Derbyshire - 24th September 2018
Lovely property and owner very friendly. Would recommend. Mrs C Brindle - 20th August 2018
Brilliant cottage. Very well equipped and super scenery!Mrs Rebecca Clarke - 13th August 2018
Great property, location and very welcoming owners will be back again.Mr S Crick - 7th August 2018
I can't say enough how wonderful our stay was again in Wales at Maesmor cottage. It was our 3rd year visiting this wonderful cottage. its just set in the most perfect picturesque location. It was perfect as always. Even the most glorious weather this year. Maesmor is the perfect cottage and location for a relaxing week of bird watching and hiking. We just love it. Nona is as always the perfect host. They even provided the most spectacular weather this year as well :) We will be back in 2019. Thank you to Nona and Best of Wales.Miss Francesca Marascalchi - 28th May 2018
Very well maintained and equipped. Excellent service. Elizabeth from Preston - 12th May 2018
Perfect location for a family holiday. We enjoyed every minute. The Internet was very good, no problems at all. The welcome basket and the flowers were very much appreciated. Mr Thomas Conradi - 23rd March 2018
Beautiful! Lovely scenery, very peaceful and rural.Mrs S Brown - 6th November 2017
Beautiful setting, amazing cottage and facilities.
Wonderful views from sunroom. We enjoyed climbing Snowdon, visit Greenwood Theme Park if you have kids, just enjoy some of the many walks in the areaMichael - 9th August 2017
It was very very goodFriends from the Netherlands - 25th July 2017
We were looking for comfort, peace and solitude. We got exactly that.
Recommneds: The Cross foxes pub is brilliant. The Great Orme mine is superb.Couple from Australia - 14th June 2017
Short break with the family to do some walking. weather was beautiful, house was perfect. If you're walking you have unlimited choice in every direction.Derek from Gnosall - 9th May 2017
Fabulous cottage with fantastic views. We went canoeing from the white water rafting centre in Bala, was brilliant will be back to white water raft.Paula from Essex - 7th April 2017
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This detached holiday cottage, Snowdonia National Park is located in the small, rural hamlet of Llanymawddwy 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, Snowdonia National Park 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. Snowdonia National Park has also been awarded the 'International Dark Sky Reserve' status and Bwlch y Groes Pass, (just 2 miles from the cottage) has been rated as one of the best places for 'star-gazing' within the National Park. Grid Reference SH 913232.
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 holiday cottage, Snowdonia National Park. 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