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Penclogwynau

Dolgellau - North Wales Snowdonia

Detached, private, scenic, peaceful and cosy - just some words to describe this beautiful Snowdonia holiday cottage on the foot of Cadair Idris near Dolgellau.
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Accepts 2 pets
  • WiFi internet
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
486688
£434 - £813 per week *

Description

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 and Smart TV.

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.

Upstairs

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.

Garden

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.
  • 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 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 King size/super king bed
  • 1 Zip&link bed
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Accepts 2 pets
  • WiFi internet
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 10 Miles from a beach
  • 1.5 Miles from a pub
  • 1.5 Miles from a shop
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Towels provided
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Highchair available
  • Stairgate available
  • Travel cot available

Prices

Reviews

A very special cottage in spectacular surroundings. Easy to book online.Mr J Evitts - 5th August 2018
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 Walker - 30th July 2018
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 Somerset - 3rd July 2018
Wonderful holiday. Great cottage. Lots to do nearby. Would hire again if we go to that area. Thank you.Mrs Elaine Hardiment - 10th June 2018
The location is excellent. This was our second visit to this property and would highly recommend it.Robert from Cumbria - 6th May 2018
We have rented holiday cottages for over 25 years and this is one of the best. Lovely property with stunning views and plenty of space for our dog to enjoy games in the grounds. Maxine from Oxfordshire - 29th April 2018
Really wonderful week spent at this adorable property in an idyllic location. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, many thanks!!!Adrian from Dyfed - 22nd April 2018
Amazing! Magical! Property was perfect for our needs, would love to stay again! Good correspondence. Informative website.Louise from Suffolk - 8th April 2018
A lovely cottage that kept us cosy and warm and looked after us beautifully for the week. Every need catered for -Thank you. Stunning scenery and amazing walks. Sad to leave, but hope to return noon. Chris & Lindy - Suffolk - 2nd February 2018
A lovely cottage in a great location. Beautifully presented, warm and welcoming after a long drive and a lovely hamper of goodies and decorations for our Christmas stay.Suzanne from Cornwall - 27th January 2018
It ticked every box: presented to a very high standard - no expense spared on the fittings - and in a perfect location: close enough to Dolgellau yet remote. Our only neighbours were the sheep! Superb views. Great walks on the doorstep. Warm, cosy, romantic. Have no hesitation in recommending the cottage to our friends.Ms L Ladbrooke - 5th November 2017
Thoroughly enjoyable week in a beautiful property.
We enjoyed climbing Cader Idris. The Precipice walk is a must, Creggenen lakes and Coed y Brenen for a forest walk. Coffee and cake at T.H.Roberts and dinner at the tapas restaurant in Dolgellau.Debbie from Surrey - 25th July 2017
Excellent experience
See Cwm Bychan and Café Indiana in Fairbourne is great.Couple from Herts - 24th July 2017
We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday with our two terriers. The location was very peaceful but close to shops/coffee, the house was comfortable and welcoming and the walking was straight from the front door.
Barmouth and Harlech beaches are wonderful if you have dogs or children and the view from the top of Cader Idris is spectacular or just sit outside the cottage with a coffee and enjoy the peace.Tracey from East Sussex - 11th July 2017
The cottage is just perfect, very well equipped, very cosy, we loved it, never been so relaxed on holiday and it's the best cottage we have stayed in. Our dog Bella also loved the garden. We were all very sad to leave. Barmouth was lovely and we also went to Surf Snowdonia on my partners birthday, which is an amazing place, it's not just a surf place but other water activities, a great viewing place to watch what's going on and a few cafes, it is about an hour away but the journey through the spectacular scenery is worth it. We were a bit disappointed with Swallow Falls, they are beautiful but you have to pay £1.50 each to get in and it is just a view point, we thought you would be able to walk around. We just loved relaxing in the cottage garden and enjoying the amazing weather we had. This was our first time in North Wales and we loved it.Jo from Newport, Gwent - 28th May 2017
Wonderful cottage, very quiet area with beautiful views. The cottage is well equipped and very clean. It has an enclosed garden which was great for the dogs and gave them freedom to run around. The wifi is stable and good.
Wonderful walks at Coed Y Brenin, just a couple of miles away. Two small supermarket in town, but ASDA will deliver to the cottage.Rose from Somerset - 21st May 2017

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Local Area

This detached Snowdonia holiday cottage is located 1.5 mile south-west of Dolgellau market town, on the lower slopes of mount Cadair Idris. It sits in its own grounds on a rocky knoll with stunning and extensive 360º views. Enclosed by substantial dry stone walling, the surrounding farmland is mainly well kept sheep pasture. It is possible to walk to Dolgellau along a scenic country lane and this pretty town also happens to be home to more than 200 listed buildings - more than any other town in Wales.

There is no shortage of highly recommended restaurants in Dolgellau and the surrounding area either. Amongst the favourites are Y Meirionydd, Gwin Dylanwad Wine, Tafarn y Gader Tapas and The Royal Ship Hotel, all in Dolgellau itself (1.5 miles). Just outside the town you also have Bwyty Mawddach Restaurant (2.5 miles). The nearest pub (Gwernan Lake) is even closer, just 1 mile from the cottage, whilst The Royal Ship and The Unicorn are also recommended in Dolgellau. There are some amazing cafes such as T.H. Roberts and amongst the other amenities there are 3 supermarkets, a local butchers, grocer, bakeries, chemists and 3 banks.

The Dolgellau area of southern Snowdonia offers an extensive range of footpaths and signposted walks to suit all abilities. In addition to the obvious challenge of Cadair Idris, Dolgellau is also the starting point of the Mawddach Trail (walking and cycle route to the beautiful Mawddach Estuary and Barmouth on the coast). Coed y Brenin's world renowned Mountain Biking Centre is also within 10 miles and there are 2 glorious sandy beaches at Fairbourne (10 miles) and Barmouth (12 miles).

Some of the other popular attractions in the area includes Bounce Below (the largest underground trampoline in Europe) and the Zip Wire ride in Blaenau Ffestiniog. You also have the National White Water Rafting Centre near Bala. For something a little more relaxing, you have options such as Harlech Castle’s World Heritage site, the Centre for Alternative Technology, Corris Craft Centre and King Arthur's Labyrinth. Most of Wales’ narrow gauge railways are also located in this area, including Talyllyn narrow gauge railway and the Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog line. If that's not enough, you also have RSPB Reserves and two Osprey Nest viewing hides nearby.

Walking

  • Cadair Idris – 3 main routes starting from Dolgellau (from the doorstep), Minffordd (4.5 miles) and Abergynolwyn (13 miles).
  • Mawddach Trail – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages – walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users. 1.5 mile
  • Precipice Walk – Llanfachreth - suitable for all ages. 3.5 miles from your Snowdonia holiday cottage
  • New Precipice Walk – Llanelltyd - suitable for all ages. 3.5 miles
  • Torrent Walk – Brithdir - moderate leisure walk approx 2½ miles along the river. 5 miles
  • Panorama Walk – Barmouth - suitable for all ages. 12 miles
Cycling Golf Fishing
  • From river fishing to Llyn Cynwch lake fishing, there are a range of opportunities to go fishing in the Dolgellau area – suitable options for all ages.
Horse riding Beaches Water sports
  • Bala Lake – sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, raft building etc. 18 miles
  • National White Water Centre, Canolfan Tryweryn – White Water Rafting, Kayaking & Canoeing. 22 miles