Dolgellau, North Wales Snowdonia

  • 5 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • Detached, private, scenic, peaceful and cosy - just some words to describe this beautiful Snowdonia holiday cottage on the foot of Cadair Idris near Dolgellau.

You can book this property from:

  • £499 per week
  • £71 per night
  • 5 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Sea or coastal views

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 single Zip&Link bed (combine for king/super king)


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 3 bathrooms
  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Wet room


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Walk-in shower
  • Wet room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00


Detached, private, scenic, peaceful and cosy – just some of the adjectives to describe this beautiful Snowdonia holiday cottage. Located within its own enclosed grounds on the lower slopes of Cadair Idris and just 1.5 mile from the market town of Dolgellau. Penclogwynau offers underfloor heating, a welcoming log burning stove, deep slipper bath and many of the original features dating back to the 18th century.

Ground Floor

Open plan kitchen, living and dining area with beautifully exposed rafters and beams and underfloor heating throughout.

The living area features two inviting sofas around a large inglenook fireplace with woodburner, Smart TV and DVD player.

Fitted kitchen with double Belfast Sink beneath window with views across the garden. Gas hob with extractor fan, built in electric oven, dishwasher, microwave and fridge. Ample storage.

The dining area has a large dining table and chairs in front of French doors leading onto a large patio area with extensive views. Dimmer controlled ceiling down lights, wing back chair, reading light and a selection of books.

Utility room with built in washing machine and freezer, clothing hooks and bench seat (tumble dryer in the garage next door). Stable door leading into rear garden.

Large, underfloor heated wet room adjoins the utility room with a lovely rain shower, corner toilet, sink and heated towel rail.


Bedroom 1 – The master bedroom is centrally heated and features exposed original roof truss and beams. Inviting king size bed along with an antique dressing table and mirror and a clothes rail. En-suite with shower, toilet, basin and heated towel rail. Extensive views across fields, woodland and of the Snowdonia mountains and hills to the north.

Bedroom 2 - Centrally heated room also with exposed original roof truss and beams. Lovely king size bed which can be configured as 2 singles on request. Chest of drawers, clothes rail and full length mirror. Extensive views across fields and woodland to the mountains and hills in the north.

Bathroom - Exposed beam, roof skylight in sloping and low ceiling, large slipper bath, toilet, basin and heated towel rail.


Large multi level grass area with stream on southern boundary and mature trees. Level gravelled seating area with marvellous 360º views of the surrounding fields, woodlands and mountains. 8 seater round picnic table, a separate 'bistro' style table with 2 metal chairs, an Indian firepit and grill, and a charcoal BBQ facility.

This stunning, peaceful Snowdonia holiday cottage offers the perfect place to relax. On cloudless nights, your get your own free viewing of the planets and solar system complete with shooting stars, to the background music of the burbling stream.

Garage provides a secure storage area for your bikes etc and also includes a tumble dryer.

Additional Information

  • Central heating and electricity included.
  • Free kiln dried logs also provided for the woodburner.
  • Bed linen, hand and bath towels provided
  • 2 hairdryers provided
  • Wifi available
  • Cot, high chair and stairgate provided on request. Please bring your own cot linen.
  • *Please note that the stairs are steep and narrow and therefore not suitable for guests with limited mobility.
  • No smoking inside the cottage please
  • Up to 2 dogs welcome at £20 per dog – ground floor only. Please be aware that the cottage is surrounded by sheep pasture.
  • Extensive level off road parking areas adjacent to the cottage
  • Washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets are provided.
  • Please note when booking how you'd like the bed arranged in bedroom 2.


Lovely peaceful clean property.

Mrs Dawn M,

Excellent all round

Mr Nicholas H,

Great little place up in the hills

Mr Andrew B,

Everything was thoroughly thought about to make guests comfortable, well informed and welcome.

Mr Terence C,

We were impressed with the excellent panoramic tour of the property which we saw on the 'Best of Wales' website prior to choosing this lovely cottage. Penclogwynau was a delight. Idyllically and tranquilly situated, it has beautiful 360 degree views, a pretty and extensive garden and inside it is attractively renovated to a high standard and very well equipped. We have many self catering holidays and Penclogwynau is very high on our list of the best holiday cottages we have visited. We shall be returning next year!

Mr Mike M,

Wholeheartedly recommend the property and Best of Wales.

Mr Adrian M,

Just perfect. The cottage, the scenery, the views, the space around the cottage. Everything you need. Twice now in less than a year, we will be back

Mrs Donna H,

Cottage is perfect in every way. Area quiet, bird life great. Visit from a hare. The George hotel at the estuary is fantastic, been beautifully refurbished. Food excellent as are the staff and they love dogs in the bar area. Well worth a visit. Tranquillity of cottage first class.

Mr M W,

The most perfect accommodation in the most perfect location...hence our return! Beautiful, stunning, high spec, tidy, clean, cosy, comfortable, perfect in all ways for a family of four!

Craig from S,

It was a very beutiful cottage with stunning views. The standard was very high.

Previous Customer,

Absolutely perfect, would not change a single thing. Was perfectly wonderful thank you.

Mr A H,

What was not to like, one of my best holidays to date...home from home. North Wales was a stunning area and will be back to explore this year.

Christina from C,

The holiday cottage is a lovely base to explore this wild beautiful part of Wales. Dolgellau has some quaint pubs & lovely restaurants with the beach a short drive away. Isolation was exactly what I was looking for with a lovely feel to the property. Snug, warm & very cosy. The roll top bath was a big hit due to the foul weather we experienced but then again it is winter & would expect nothing less. Lovely touch though. Very pleased with my choice & I will be returning. Thank you.

Joanne from E,

The cottage was a real home from home in a lovely secluded place with far reaching views.The interior is superb, and the log burner was welcoming on a night. Our Leonberger Lexie really enjoyed the secure gardens and had lots of space to run around in, my wife and myself really enjoyed the peace and tranquility and the stargazing at night. From start to finish the whole holiday run smoothly and many thanks to the your staff for good communication etc also many thanks to the owners for there communication and returning my camera charger which I had left behind. Highly recommended.

Mr Phill H,

Our cottage was set in a stunning location very peaceful and spotlessly clean. Outdoor highly recommend for a relaxing away from it all break.

Mrs Lindsey C,

We really enjoyed our stay here and found the location ideal.

Mr Simon N,

A very special cottage in spectacular surroundings. Easy to book online.

Mr J E,

We had a brilliant week in every way. The cottage was lovely, very high standard of cleanliness and had everything we needed for our stay. The views from the cottage were breathtaking and the area is extremely beautiful all helped by the glorious weather. The whole experience was first class and the service from start to finish with The Best of Wales was excellent. Thank you, Kate and a Brian Walker and Alfie the border terrier!

Mrs Kathleen W,

High quality holiday cottage with excellent facilities, finished to a very high standard and in a wonderful location. The level of equipment was very good, we were very happy. We always holiday in the UK, but never visit the same property twice as there are so many available. However, we have re-booked this property for 2019 as we loved it so much. The cottage has pretty much everything you need, and is excellent for a dog as the garden is secure and big enough for a dog to run around. The location is excellent for exploring the area from Aberystwyth to Anglesey and there is so much to do. It rained every day of our last visit, yet we still enjoyed ourselves and look forward to returning for a longer stay next time. Best of Wales have been excellent. Professional, knowledgeable. They are extremely helpful and very friendly. A pleasure to deal with. If I had a holiday home to let out, they would be my choice. I cannot fault them. The booking process is simple and hassle free.

Adrian from S,

Wonderful holiday. Great cottage. Lots to do nearby. Would hire again if we go to that area. Thank you.

Mrs Elaine H,