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Cae Merllen

Dolgellau - North Wales Snowdonia

Lovely Dolgellau holiday cottage for 5 in Snowdonia offering excellent walking, water sports & mountain biking at Coed-y-Brenin. Only 12 miles to sandy beaches
  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Accepts 4 pets
  • WiFi internet
24459
£313 - £663 per week *

Description

This pet-friendly Dolgellau holiday cottage offers excellent walking, water sports and mountain biking (Coed-y-Brenin) and is only 12 miles from the sandy beaches at Barmouth and Fairbourne. Cae Merllen holiday cottage in Snowdonia National Park is based on a working sheep farm 2 miles from Dolgellau and enjoys beautiful countryside views. It also has a lawned area with picnic bench and outdoor toys.

Ground Floor

Adjoining the owners’ farmhouse B&B, this Dolgellau holiday cottage has a fitted kitchen including microwave, slim dishwasher etc, a cosy living room with Sky TV, DVD & CD player and a ground floor bath/shower room. Utility outbuilding with w/machine, t/dryer and lockable storage space.

Upstairs

3 cosy bedrooms overlooking great countryside views. This includes 1 double, 1 twin and 1 single with cot.

Garden

Cae Merllen holiday cottage in Snowdonia has an enclosed lawned area with a picnic bench and outdoor toys.

Lockable outbuilding with w/machine, t/dryer and storage space for bikes etc.

Additional Information

Milk in the fridge coffee, tea, sugar, biscuits and cake to welcome you on arrival. Let us know if you're celebrating a special occasion and we will include an extra surprise in your welcome pack as well.

Towels and bed linen provided.

Electricity and oil central heating included.

Wi-fi available at the cottage.

Range of games and films provided.

Food delivery service is available to the cottage. Further details will be sent when you book your holiday.

Dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, dish cloth and sponge, soap and toilet paper provided.

No smoking inside.

Free chauffeur service available to town and back on request (ask the owner).

If you wish, we can also book a table in advance for you at one of the recommended local restaurants. Let us know when and what kind of food and setting you require and we will do the rest.

Maximum of 4 pets welcome, free of charge (ground floor only) and not to be left unattended. Please notify us when booking.

This Dolgellau holiday cottage in Snowdonia offers short breaks at certain times during the year. Find more information under 'Prices'

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


 

Features

  • Sleeps 5
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Double bed
  • 3 Single beds
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Accepts 4 pets
  • WiFi internet
  • Saturday changeover
  • 12 Miles from a beach
  • 2 Miles from a pub
  • 2 Miles from a shop
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • On a working farm
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Dishwasher
  • No freezer
  • No smoking
  • Towels provided
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • No highchair available
  • No travel cot available

Prices

Reviews

Comfortable, great location and facilities. We enjoyed the Precipice Walk in Dolgellau and a fun filled trip to Bounce Below.Heidi from Pembrokeshire - 5th November 2017
Excellent location. Character cottage with a homely feel. Lovely owner and can't forget Carlo the dog!! Highly recommended this property. Walk from Dolgellau to Barmouth is a great day out. Visits to the many narrow gauge railways is highly recommended.Karen - 28th August 2017
Excellent, very clean, warm, lovely helpful owner. Home from home.
Recommendations: Cross Foxes, George III Retsaurant/Hotel, Torrent Pub in Dolgellau. Walking in the countryside and hills.Couple from Essex - 30th April 2017
Cosy cottage. Very relaxing. Gorgeous views. Friendly hosts. Brilliant walks within a few miles of the cottage.Family from Cambridge - 9th April 2017
It was a lovely cottage with a warm welcome from the owner. We were only there 2 nights but visited Bounce Below, Barmouth & the Snowdon railway in Llanberis.Family from South Yorkshire - 20th March 2017
We had a lovely welcome from Gwennan on our arrival, the cottage was well equipped, homely and fitted what we required perfectly! We thoroughly enjoyed our visits to the Zip World attractions and spent our Saturday climbing Snowdon. The town of Dolgellau is only five minutes away and is quite quaint as was the larger town of Machynlleth.Jenna from Llanelli - 13th March 2017

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Things to see

Walking the Torrent Walk, Brithdir

One of the most spectacular riverside walks in Britain, the Torrent Walk lies in Brithdir, 2 miles east of the town of Dolgellau in Snowdonia, North Wales. Torrent Walk is a circular path that follows the river Clywedog through its striking gorge, surrounded by highly attractive woodlands. It passes a series of waterfalls along a turbulent stretch of river as it travels to join the River Wnion in ...

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Walking the Precipice Walk, Dolgellau

The Precipice Walk is one of the famous attractions of Dolgellau, North Wales. Enjoy fanastic views of the Mawddach Estuary and the principal mountain ranges of Snowdonia; Snowdon and Moelwyn are to the north, to the west is the Rhinog and immediately south is the long scarp of Cader Idris, while to the east is Aran and Arennig. Precipice Walk is a 3 mile route passing through an interesting varie...

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Walking the New Precipice Walk

The New Precipice Walk in North Wales offers stunning views down the Mawddach estuary as far as Barmouth viaduct and across to Dolgellau and the Arans in the other direction. The Mawddach estuary is a glacial U-shaped valley, carved out as the ice sheets pushed their way to the sea, with a characteristic flat bottom and steep sidewalls. The Precipice is a flat track cut into the valley side on the...

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Ty Siamas, Dolgellau

This lovely old building in the centre of Dolgellau offers an interactive exhibition on Welsh traditional music, as well as a shop and cafe. There is also an auditorium which hosts regular concerts. It is named after Elis Siamas, from the nearby village of Llanfachreth. He lived in the late 17th and early 18th Centuries and is credited with the development of the triple harp which is synonymous wi...

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Dolgellau Golf Club

Dolgellau Golf Club is set amidst stunning mountain backdrops and is considered to be one of the most beautiful courses in Wales. This 9 hole course with alternating tees for the second 9 provides a true test of golf for all standards of golfer.

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Fishing in Dolgellau

If you’re looking for a fishing holiday in the Dolgellau area of southern Snowdonia, you will be spoilt for choice. The Dolgellau Angling Association offers 13 miles of prime sea trout and salmon pools on River Mawddach and River Wnion, together with a well stocked brown and rainbow trout lake called Llyn Cynwch. The National Trust’s Cregennan Lakes can also be found on the slopes of Cader Idr...

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Abaty Cymer Abbey, Dolgellau

The serene ruins of Cymer Abbey stand in a lovely setting beside the River Mawddach. The abbey was founded by Cistercian monks in a typically remote setting. Even by the austere standards of the Cistercians, life must have been hard at Cymer - the abbey suffered badly during the troubled 13th century, the wars between England and Wales probably accounting for the failure to complete the original p...

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Walking the Mawddach Trail

The Mawddach Trail's walking route winds for 9.5 miles (15km) along the disused railway track along the edge of the spectacular Mawddach estuary in Southern Snowdonia. Whilst the trail can be joined at several points it starts at the picturesque market town of Dolgellau and finishes by crossing the iconic railway bridge over the mouth of the estuary into Barmouth.

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Cycling the Mawddach Trail

The Mawddach Trail's cycle route winds for 9.5 miles (15km) along the disused railway track along the edge of the spectacular Mawddach estuary in Southern Snowdonia. Whilst the trail can be joined at several points it starts at the picturesque market town of Dolgellau and finishes by crossing the iconic railway bridge over the mouth of the estuary into Barmouth.

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King Arthur's Labyrinth 10% off Underground Adventures

Take an exciting trip to the underground caverns and tunnels and learn about the myths and legends of King Arthur where your adventure begins by boat!

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Local Area

Cae Merllen holiday cottage in Snowdonia National Park is situated on a working farm in Brithdir, 2 miles from Dolgellau. At the foot of Cader Idris mountain it provides an excellent location to explore Mid and North Wales.

There is a highly commended restaurant less than a mile from this Dolgellau holiday cottage and plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles up the road in Dolgellau itself. The cottage offers excellent walking, water sports and mountain biking (Coed-y-Brenin) and is within 20 minutes drive of the sandy beaches at Barmouth and Fairbourne.

Attractions in the area include the Centre for Alternative Technology and Slate Caverns in Corris, the majestic Harlech Castle (World Heritage site) as well as traces of earlier occupation throughout the area, such as hill forts, stone circles and even a Roman amphitheatre.

The nearby Mawddach Estuary is another beautiful and largely unspoilt gem which is well worth a visit, not to mention the Corris Craft Centre, King Arthur's Labyrinth (a great family day out), narrow gauge railways galore and the RSPB Bird Reserve at Penmaenpool.

Beaches

Barmouth Beach – long, sandy beach with Blue Flag award. 12 miles

Fairbourne Beach – sandy beach. 12 miles

Water sports

Bala Lake – sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, raft building etc. 15 miles

National White Water Centre, Canolfan Tryweryn – White Water Rafting, Kayaking & Canoeing. 20 miles

Walking

Torrent Walk – Brithdir - moderate leisure walk approx 2½ miles along the river – 0 miles (by the cottage)

Precipice Walk – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages. 3 miles from cottage

New Precipice Walk – Llanelltyd - suitable for all ages. 5 miles from cottage.

Panorama Walk – Barmouth - suitable for all ages. 12 miles from cottage.

Cadair Idris (mountain) – 3 main routes starting from Dolgellau (2 miles), Minffordd (5 miles) and Abergynolwyn (10 miles).

The Mawddach Trail – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages – walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users. 2 miles

Cycling

Coed-y-Brenin Mountain Biking Centre – Suitable routes for all ages. 9 miles

The Mawddach Trail – As above

 

Golf

Dolgellau Golf Club – 9 hole golf course. 3 miles

Horse riding

Bwlchgwyn Farm Pony Trekking Centre - suitable for anyone over 4yrs. 11 miles