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Sgubor Elltyd

Dolgellau - North Wales Snowdonia

This detached, pet-friendly Dolgellau accommodation for 7 is set in an elevated position. Spectacular views and central to beaches, mountains and attractions.
  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Accepts 2 pets
  • WiFi internet
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
203224
£507 - £914 per week *

Description

This detached, pet-friendly Dolgellau accommodation is set in an elevated position to make the most of the spectacular views towards Cadair Idris mountain range. Only 2 miles from the market town of Dolgellau, with excellent restaurants, cafes and some great walks such as the Mawddach Trail. Sgubor Elltyd also offers a central location between the sandy beaches at Barmouth and Fairbourne and many of Snowdonia’r premier attractions.

Ground Floor

A cosy, comfortable lounge featuring a large inglenook with a fire effect electric stove, TV and DVD player.

Spacious conservatory with plenty of seating and a second TV set. A great place to relax and enjoy the amazing views.

This self catering Dolgellau accommodation also has a separate kitchen / dining room. The fully fitted kitchen includes a washing machine, freezer, dishwasher, microwave, fridge and electric cooker.

Upstairs

Family bedroom includes a double and single bed and an ensuite shower room. Great views overlooking Cadair Idris.

Double bedroom with a fully fitted, large wardrobe and the same great views as the family bedroom.

The third, twin bedroom includes two cosy single beds.

The main bathroom includes a bath with a shower above, WC and wash basin.

Garden

The large, private and enclosed garden includes a lawn and a patio area. Barbeque facilities and great views.

Additional Information

  • Bed linen, hand and bath towels provided
  • Oil central heating and electricity included
  • 1 hairdryer provided
  • Cot and high chair available on request
  • Wifi available
  • Up to 2 pets welcome
  • No smoking inside this Dolgellau accommodation please
  • This property has a £150 good housekeeping refundable bond, which is payable to Best of Wales along with the balance of your holiday. Alternatively, you can waiver this bond by paying a non-refundable fee of £5 per person instead.
  • Plenty of parking spaces (for 3-4 cars)

Features

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Double beds
  • 3 Single beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Accepts 2 pets
  • WiFi internet
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 0.4 Mile from a shop
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Towels provided
  • No tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • No travel cot available

Prices

Reviews

The property was beautifully presented, equipped and clean. The enclosed garden gave us peace of mind for the dogs. A tiny improvement might have been a selection of books and games. Otherwise we were more than happy. Many thanks.Mrs Christina Barker - 31st July 2018
A really lovely cottage and a perfect home from home in a spectacular locationMs Sally Hickling - 23rd July 2018
Clean, well appointed and in a perfect location for us.Pam from Wakefield - 16th July 2018
One of three Holiday Lets on this site, all individual, immaculately presented and very private. We had a lovely welcome from Charles who greeted us and told us what we needed to know about The Barn, heating, contact details etc. We felt very welcome from the moment we arrived. The Cottage was equipped with everything we needed and was extremely comfortable. Our two dogs were with us too so we enjoyed daily woodland/river walks straight from the door. We didn't have the best weather but were able to relax in comfort on the sun loungers and garden furniture on the large patio area. We have been renting cottages in Wales for many years and always have to search for one that ticks all the boxes, have to say this one is definately up there for us and can't wait to return. Lovely to meet you May, the cottages are a credit to you and your staff!Fancis - 10th July 2016
Really nice property, very welcoming for the whole family ( young children under 6) who had a great time. There's a nice beach in Porthmadog - a bit of a walk but well worth it. There's lots to see and do! We love Wales!David and Family - 31st August 2015
In beautiful surroundings, awesome view.
Finished to the highest standard, peaceful and relaxing. The garden was beautiful and added to the "wow" factor. Great for touring Snowdonia, even visited Anglesey. Lovely local walks too.We will not stop talking about it!

Portmeirion is a must to visit, and the slate mine at Blaenau Ffestiniog was an exhilerating experience. Dolwyddelan Castle was fun to find and explore, and there are fantastic views of the Snowdon range from the Betws y Coed to Blaenau Ffestiniog road -a great place to picnic!. We could not "eat out" because of food allergies, and found the Eurospar in Dolgellau stocks gluten free bread and other "special" food. Also the Tesco in Portmadog and the Co-op in Barmouth were useful for the free from ranges.Julie - 28th May 2015
Property is very good and the owner was very helpful.Family from Coventry - 21st April 2015

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Local Area

This detached Dolgellau accommodation is set within its own grounds. With its own drive and enclosed garden it offers a very private setting and enjoys great mountain views.

Located above the the village of Llanelltyd, it is only 2 miles from the centre of Dolgellau – a lovely market town in southern Snowdonia. It is also just half a mile from Bwyty Mawddach, one of the highly recommended restaurants in the area, which is also a lovely setting for some relaxing drinks. Another great bonus is that your Dolgellau accommodation is just 8 miles from the Blue Flag sandy beach at Barmouth.

There are plenty of interesting shops, great cafes, pubs and restaurants in Dolgellau. It is also the town with the most listed buildings in Wales. For amazing cakes and free wifi, visit T.H.Roberts’ Parliament House, or eat out at Meirionydd and Dylanwad Da. George III at Penmaenpool is another recommended restaurant just 2 miles from your Dolgellau accommodation. For a quiet drink, Unicorn in town is a lovely setting.

Amongst the best attractions in the area you have the world renowned Coed Y Brenin Mountain Biking Centre and the Go Ape High Wire Course (4 miles). Also within 20 miles, at Blaenau Ffestiniog, is the largest underground trampoline in Europe (Bounce Below) and an exhilarating Zip Wire ride. For watersports, Bala (19 miles) is home to the largest natural lake in Wales and also the National White Water Rafting Centre.

For calmer days out, there are some magnificent mountain and coastal walks in the area and some of the main ones are listed below. Starting from Dolgellau, The Mawddach Trail is one of the most popular - a 9 mile riverside trail all the way to the coast at Barmouth that can be walked or cycled. The sandy beaches at Barmouth and Fairbourne are also perfect for relaxing. Other great days out from this Dolgellau accommodation include Harlech Castle’s World Heritage site, Talyllyn narrow gauge railway, King Arthur’s Labyrinth and Corris Craft Centre.

Beaches

Walking
  • New Precipice Walk – Llanelltyd - suitable for all ages. 0 miles - on the doorstep of your Dolgellau accommodation.
  • Precipice Walk – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages. 2 miles from cottage
  • The Mawddach Trail – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages – walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users. 2 miles from the cottage.
  • Cader Idris (mountain) – 3 main routes starting from Dolgellau (2 mile), Minffordd (9 miles) and Abergynolwyn (18 miles).
  • Torrent Walk – Brithdir - moderate leisure walk approx 2½ miles along the river. 6 miles
  • Panorama Walk – Barmouth - suitable for all ages. 8.5 miles
Cycling Golf

Dolgellau Golf Club – 9 hole golf course. 2 miles

Fishing

Read more about the range of opportunities to go fishing in the Dolgellau area – suitable options for all ages.

Horse riding

Bwlchgwyn Pony Trekking Centre - suitable for anyone over 4yrs. 9.5 miles

Water sports
  • Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid) – sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, raft building etc. 19 miles
  • National White Water Centre, Canolfan Tryweryn – White Water Rafting, Kayaking & Canoeing. 23 miles