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Bwthyn Wnion

Dolgellau - North Wales Snowdonia

Enjoy Snowdonia cottage holidays at its 5 star best. This spacious cottage for 4 offers amazing scenery in a secluded, rural location between Dolgellau & Bala.
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Accepts 2 pets
  • WiFi internet
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
71299
£407 - £735 per week *

Description

Enjoy Snowdonia cottage holidays at its 5 star best. This spacious accommodation offers a secluded, rural location with amazing scenery, along with the convenience of being central to the lovely market towns of Dolgellau (6 miles) and Bala (13 miles). Take a leisurely walk from the cottage to explore the countryside or relax in style on the private raised deck whilst admiring the Red Kites above, or a sky full of stars in the evening.

If you feel like an adventure or two, Coed y Brenin’s world renowned mountain biking centre and the Go Ape centre is just up the road and there are endless walks ranging from the coastal path to the surrounding mountains of Snowdonia. Cottage holidays at Bwthyn Wnion is also perfect for watersports enthusiasts because Bala is one of the main watersports centres in Wales.

Ground Floor

A beautiful open plan living and dining room area welcomes you as you enter the cottage. The lounge area offers comfortable leather seating along with TV with basic Sky package, DVD and CD player and various games / toys to keep children entertained. The dining table seats 6 guests comfortably.

An open arch doorway leads through to the fitted, fully equipped kitchen which includes a double oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge freezer.

Outside utility room with washing machine and sink. Ideal, lockable storage for bikes, walking / fishing equipment and for drying wet clothes. There is also an outside tap for washing your bikes, shoes etc.

Upstairs

Double bedroom with en suite bathroom, corner bath, basin and toilet. An inviting double bed along with a dressing table and double wardrobe. Door leading out directly on to a private raised deck with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.

A cosy twin bedroom with en suite shower room. Bed side table and double wardrobe.

Garden

Snowdonia cottage holidays wouldn't be complete without the glorious mountains and countryside views. The private raised deck has a garden table and chairs for you to relax and admire these wonderful surroundings all day long.

Additional Information

  • Bed linen, hand & bath towels and hairdryer included
  • Heating, electricity and wi fi included
  • 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.
  • High chair, travel cot and changing mat available on request
  • 1 dog welcome (2 small dogs) - additional fee of £25. No cats. Pet is not allowed in the bedrooms.
  • No smoking
  • Cleaning equipment, a couple of dishwasher tablets, soap and toilet rolls provided.
  • Plenty of parking space
  • Welcome pack of locally produced groceries available on request.

Features

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Double bed
  • 2 Single beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Accepts 2 pets
  • WiFi internet
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 15 Miles from a beach
  • 5 Miles from a pub
  • 5 Miles from a shop
  • On a working farm
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Towels provided
  • No tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Highchair available
  • Travel cot available

Prices

Reviews

Amazing outlook from cottage. It was very comfortable and in a lovely location. Cottage was very well furnished and positioned. Property services and local people were very helpful and accommodating as well as dog friendly. Julie from West Ilsley - 11th May 2018
A great holiday house. Definitely recommended! Chris from East Sussex - 19th February 2018
Absolutely fantastic property, warm, welcoming and lovely owners. We cannot wait to return next Xmas. Top quality service, great communication, will not hesitate to use again.Ian from Canterbury - 8th February 2018
Really lovely property, spacious living area, great setting. Website offers great range of properties & is very informative & accurate. The property we found has been so good we've returned twice more.Fiona from Northumberland - 28th November 2017
Very relaxing, in a fantastic location. Accommodation spotless. Cross Foxes does lovely meals. Min y Mor top end of Barmouth does fabulous Sunday Roast. Blue Lake near Fairbourne is amazing. Fantastic beaches at Harlech and Dyffryn Ardudwy.Julie from Cofton Hackett - 28th May 2017
Warm welcome by owners. Cottage was beautifully decorated & spotlessly clean. Fabulous views & peaceful surroundings. We felt comfortable & relaxed there.
Recommendations: MawddachTrail to Fairbourne for great views of estuary. Good tea room near Torrent Walk & another at Dolgoch Falls.Couple from Kidderminster - 8th May 2017
It was perfect. The property was in a quiet secluded area with lovely views especially from the raised veranda accessed direct from the bedroom. Centrally situated for sight seeing. The scenery on the 'precipice walk' was stunning and a drive along the Llanberris Pass is a must. Lovely drive between the mountains.Carole from Chippenham - 18th September 2016
Really helpful and friendly owners. Made to feel at home straight away. Great area and good base to explore.
Tips: Do the Precipice walk, climb Cadair Idris, visit lake Vyrnwy.Couple from York - 3rd September 2016
Peaceful and relaxing. Recommend visiting Barmouth, Bala, Powys Castle and Portmeirion.Mrs Davis from Sheffield, South Yorkshire - 12th July 2016

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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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Walking Cadair Idris, Snowdonia

Cadair Idris mountain in Southern Snowdonia derives its name, meaning 'Chair of Idris', from the giant warrior poet of Welsh legend. The mountain looms menacing and primeval over the surrounding landscape.  The mountain looms menacing and primeval over the surrounding landscape. Cadair Idris consists of a massive 11km long ridge and although only the 19th highest mountain in Wales, is the second ...

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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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Meirion Woollen Mill, Dinas Mawddwy

Meirion Mill lies just off the A470 between Machynlleth and Dolgellau. The Mill shop has a wide range of beautifully designed craftware and clothing, including a tremendous selection of woollen items, Portmeirion Pottery and Welsh Royal Crystal. Playground for the children and a coffee shop, serving light meals and a tempting selection of cakes. Open every day throughout the year.

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Coed-y-brenin Visitor Centre Ganllwyd

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Rheilffordd Llyn Tegid (bala Lake Railway)

Ride the narrow-gauge train along Wales’ largest natural lake. Llanuwchllyn ('the village above the lake') is the headquarters of the Railway and regular trains link the village with the delightful market town of Bala. The 2ft gauge line offers a delightful 9 mile return journey along Llyn Tegid, through the beautiful scenery of the Snowdonia National Park. A round trip of about 1 hour can also ...

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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 Tal-y-llyn

Talyllyn is a natural 220-acre, shallow lake nestling in the southwest corner of the Snowdonia National Park and below the peak of Cader Idris. It forms the headwater of the river Dysynni that flows westwards for 10 miles before entering Cardigan Bay just north of Tywyn.

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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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Coed-y-brenin Mountain Biking Centre

Coed y Brenin, North Wales is renowned for its world class mountain bike trails that offer exhilarating and challenging riding in a woodland setting. Coed y Brenin was the first forest to be developed for the sport of mountain biking and to this day retains its reputation as the sport's premier location.

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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, Machynlleth

King Arthur’s Labyrinth near Machynlleth offers a great experience of the past on an underground mystery boat trip guided by a boatman. Sail into the Dark Ages and see the waterfall and maybe if you are lucky you will spot King Arthur in this mysterious world.

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Corris Mine Experience, Machynlleth

Go underground to really get a feel of what it is like in the disused slate mine. See how the slate was mined and wear the traditional head lamp and mining equipment.

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Corris Craft Centre, Machynlleth

Home to 9 craft studios and the resident designer-makers. Find unique items handcrafted with care for your home, garden and gifts for others. Café, outdoor seating area and a small children’s play area also on site, not to mention a new Welsh Food and Drink shop selling wonderful local produce. There's also a Tourist Information Point.

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Holiday Extras

Holiday Extras

We've hand-picked a selection of Holiday Extras from trusted partners to make your holiday extra special. When you make your booking, you'll see all the Extras on offer at your chosen property and be able to add them to your holiday. Booking them in advance gives you more time to relax when you arrive, and remember - many of these offers are exclusive so you won’t find them anywhere else.

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Rib Ride Boat Tours 10% off Anglesey Boat Tour

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Corris Mine Explorers 10% off Mine Exploration Tours

First excavated in 1836, Braich Goch Slate Mine closed around 40 years ago. Go underground and see first-hand the kind of conditions miners had to work in.

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King Arthur's Labyrinth 10% off Underground Adventures

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Local Area

Bwthyn Wnion enjoys a secluded, rural setting away from the main road and provides wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. Set on a working farm (away from the farm buildings) you can go for a walk or a bike ride directly from your doorstep – Snowdonia cottage holidays at its best. Because there’s no light pollution, it also offers an ideal spot for stargazing and when the sun comes out, there are plenty of opportunities to see rare birds from the patio, including the Red Kite.

The nearest shops can be found at Dolgellau (6 miles). You can also arrange Asda home delivery for your groceries if you prefer. There are numerous good restaurants in the area, including Dylanwand Da in Dolgellau, Bwyty Mawddach and Cross Foxes. For a more informal evening, Yr Eagles Inn (Tafarn Yr Eryrod) in Llanuwchllyn (5.5 miles) offers a lovely setting and excellent home cooked food.

Whilst you could easily sit back and do nothing but relax at the cottage, there is also a wide range of activities (detailed below) and attractions to keep you entertained throughout your Snowdonia cottage holidays.

Some of the main attractions include Go Ape at Coed y Brenin, the Centre for Alternative Technology and Slate Caverns in Corris, as well as Corris Craft Centre and King Arthur's Labyrinth (a great family day out). Travel along the numerous narrow gauge railways, visit the RSPB Bird Reserve at Penmaenpool and explore the majestic castle at Harlech, a World Heritage site. The nearby Mawddach Estuary is another beautiful and largely unspoilt gem which is well worth a visit, as are the sandy beaches of Barmouth and Fairbourne at either side of the estuary when it reaches the sea (14 miles from the cottage).

Beach

Fairbourne Beach – sandy beach. 14 miles

Barmouth Beach – long, sandy beach with Blue Flag award. 15 miles

Walking

You can join a footpath from the cottage door that will take you through beautiful, open countryside. Some of the other local walks are listed below and a detailed book is available at the cottage.

Torrent Walk – Brithdir - moderate leisure walk approx 2.5 miles along the river. 3.5 miles

Precipice Walk – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages. 6 miles from cottage

The Mawddach Trail – Dolgellau to Barmouth along the old railway line - suitable for all ages. 6 miles

Cadair Idris (mountain) – 3 main routes starting from Dolgellau (6 miles), Minffordd (9.5 miles) and Abergynolwyn (14.5 miles).

New Precipice Walk – Llanelltyd - suitable for all ages. 7.5 miles from cottage.

Cycling

There are routes that are also suitable for bikes from the cottage door. 0 miles

Mawddach Trail - Cycle along the old railway from Dolgellau to Barmouth. 6 miles

Coed y Brenin Mountain Biking Centre - Routes suitable for all ages and different ability. 10 miles

Watersports

Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid), the largest natural lake in Wales - sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, raft building etc. 13 miles

National White Water Centre, Canolfan Tryweryn – White Water Rafting, Kayaking & Canoeing. 17 miles

Fishing

Fishing is available locally on the Wnion River.

Golf

Dolgellau Golf Club – 9 hole golf course. 6 miles

Horse riding

Bwlchgwyn Farm Pony Trekking Centre - suitable for anyone over 4yrs. 13.5 miles