Bwthyn Wnion

Dolgellau, North Wales Snowdonia

  • 5 Star
  • 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.

You can book this property from:

  • £519 per week
  • £74 per night
  • 5 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Sky TV


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Nearby activities

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


  • Walk-in shower

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


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.

Downstairs WC

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.


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 and toilet. Bed side table and double wardrobe.


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
  • High chair, travel cot and changing mat available on request
  • 1 dog welcome for additional fee of £35. 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


A very comfortable property with lovely views. The kitchen is very well stocked with crockery, glassware, pans, utensils etc. There is also good WiFi connectivity and lots of TV channels available (very important if you've had three days of really heavy rain). On the map it looks quite a long way up a track leading to the farm that owns the cottage but the distance is minimal. Close to Dolgellau and Barmouth which are really nice interesting towns. Proximity to the sea and beach at Barmouth a real plus point.

Mrs S,

It was a good base for our holiday and the owners were very friendly.

Mrs B,

We absolutely loved our stay at Bwthyn Wnion. The location is superb, set at the top of a hill overlooking beautiful countryside and in peaceful surroundings. It's only a short drive to Dolgellau where there are plenty of nice pubs and restaurants (Mawddach Pizza is not to be missed). Loads of trails and walks nearby and the beaches were fab. The property is a good size for a family of four plus a pet, we especially loved the veranda where we would eat breakfast or have a glass of wine watching the gorgeous sunsets over the nearby mountains. Also great for spotting red kites soar overhead. The family who own the property were spot-on, always helpful if we needed anything and lovely to chat to. We would highly recommend and would love to return one day.

Mr B,


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).


Fairbourne Beach – sandy beach. 14 miles

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


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.


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


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 is available locally on the Wnion River.


Dolgellau Golf Club – 9 hole golf course. 6 miles

Horse riding

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