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Berthlwyd

Dolgellau - North Wales Snowdonia

Tranquil, detached 5* cottage for 5 in Snowdonia. Walking distance to Dolgellau, cycling distance to Coed y Brenin and perfect for walking holidays in Wales.
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi internet
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
75787
£439 - £848 per week *

Description

Beautiful cottage set within its own large and tranquil garden in Snowdonia National Park. Detached and surrounded by breathtaking countryside views, Berthlwyd offers a welcoming and tranquil rural retreat with the added benefit of being within walking distance of the restaurants, shops and bars in Dolgellau (1 mile).

You can cycle along quiet country lanes directly to Coed y Brenin Mountain Biking Centre and with a range of walks starting from the doorstep, it also offers the perfect setting for walking holidays in Wales. These include the popular route to the peak of Cader Idris and the Mawddach Trail which follows the river for 9 miles to Barmouth where you can relax on a beautiful golden beach.

Ground Floor

Spacious kitchen and dining room with oak flooring, large dining table and French doors leading directly to the enclosed garden. The fully fitted kitchen includes a dishwasher, microwave, electric oven, fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer.

Large, light and airy living room with an oak floor, woodburning stove and exposed stone wall. This room has 6 windows to make the most of the beautiful views, including the impressive Cader Idris mountain range. Large TV, DVD and CD player and a basket full of logs.

The hall has a slate floor and offers ample space for hanging coats.

Downstairs cloakroom with a slate floor, toilet and basin.

Upstairs

All the upstairs rooms have wooden flooring, amazing views and window shutters.

Main Bedroom - Double aspect large room with wooden flooring and rugs. Room contains double bed and a single. Triple wardrobe with chest of drawers.

Bedroom 2 - King size bed, walk in wardrobe, dressing table and chest of drawers.

Bathroom - Rain shower over the bath, toilet, basin and ample shelving for toiletries etc

Garden

Large, tranquil enclosed garden surrounded by magnificent, uninterrupted countryside views in all directions. The garden table offers the perfect setting for a BBQ. There is also an outside hose if you need to wash the bikes after a day of cycling. The wooden gate at the end of the garden is also the gateway to your walking holidays in Wales, with the peak of Cader Idris inviting you on the horizon.

Additional Information

  • Bed linen, hand and bath towels and hairdryer provided
  • Heating and electricity included. Basket of logs provided for the woodburner. Additional logs available for £5 per basket load.
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair gate provided on request
  • Wifi available
  • Hoover, iron and ironing board provided
  • 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.
  • No smoking or pets
  • Plenty of private parking spaces outside the cottage
  • Perfect for activities such as cycling, watersports and walking holidays in Wales, with a large, lockable shed on site to store your equipment.

Features

  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 King size/super king bed
  • 1 Double bed
  • 1 Single bed
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi internet
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Friday changeover
  • 9 Miles from a beach
  • 1 Mile from a pub
  • 1 Mile from a shop
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Towels provided
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Highchair available
  • Stairgate available
  • Travel cot available

Prices

Reviews

Margaret was good. The Wi-Fi was good. Location was remote as we wanted but we walked to Dolgellau. Service from BoW was easy. Brilliant get away, thanks.Mr Tim Healy - 14th February 2018
A lovely cottage, really cosy and warm. Great to have the hot water on constant after our muddy runs and mountain biking. It was a great location for us. We had no problems getting a taxi home on the Saturday night - after a fantastic wine tasting! Great place to stay - and really helpful company. Would highly recommend.Dannie from North Ayrshire - 30th January 2018
High Spec and a Home from home.
Perfect host, close enough for help and turning up to say hello on arrival. Nothing any trouble. Lovely personal touches around cottage. Tapas in Barmouth too. 'The Tilman' in Barmouth unexpected and very tasty. Also well worth a visit Tapas at 'Tafan y Gader' in Dolgellau (same place that does Sunday lunch) a must visit!!! Plus 'Y Meirionnydd' superb food and a def must for that special night out!Ian - 3rd September 2017
Excellent, well equipped cottage with great views in a nice peaceful location, we had a great time.
Our top tips: Coed y Brenin bike routes (minortaur route great for families), Mawddach trail cycle ride to Barmouth and then get the ferry over to Fairbourne railway, NCN cycle route 8 to Corris was challenging but great. Lots of railways to keep enthusiasts happy. Cader Idris walks on a clear day, and all the shorter local walks when weather isn't so good.Beth from Co. Durham - 13th August 2017
Everything was perfect! Beautiful and very good equipped cottage in outstanding landscape.
Recommendations: King Arthur's Legend, Barmouth beachBrigitte from Germany - 31st July 2017
Relaxing and enjoyable.
Recommends: Steam railways and walking in lovely area.Les from Newcastle - 2nd July 2017
A wonderful cottage set in beautiful surroundings. The scenery and peace are breathtaking. Harlech Castle and beach were lovely, as was Bodnant Gardens a little further north. Well worth a day out there. There are so many places to walk locally or visit Barmouth with its long beach of golden sand.Corinne from Coventry - 26th June 2017

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Local Area

This detached cottage is located within its own large, peaceful garden and enjoys expansive countryside views in all directions, including the stunning Cader Idris range. Only 1 mile away from the market town of Dolgellau in Southern Snowdonia, it is far enough away to offer complete tranquillity and close enough to take full advantage of the town’s many amenities and attractions.

This includes a number of high quality restaurants such as Meirionnydd, Dylanwad Da and Bwyty Mawddach and some nice pubs such as the Unicorn. Dolgellau also has many interesting shops, cafes and an award winning supermarket offering a wide range of Welsh produce. The pretty, charismatic town of Dolgellau also has more than 200 listed buildings – more than any other town in Wales.

The cottage is perfect for walking holidays in Wales with a range of walks starting within a mile of the doorstep, including the Cadair Idris mountain walk, Mawddach Trail (a 9 mile riverside trail all the way to the coast in Barmouth) and Precipice Walk. Other major attractions in the area include the world renowned Coed Y Brenin Mountain Biking Centre, Go Ape High Wire course and the National White Water Rafting Centre. For calmer days out, visit the golden beaches of Barmouth, Fairbourne or Aberdyfi, Harlech Castle’s World Heritage site or ride along the Talyllyn narrow gauge railway.

Beaches

Barmouth Beach – long, sandy beach with Blue Flag award. 9 miles

Fairbourne Beach – sandy beach. 9 miles

Walking

Precipice Walk – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages. Less than 1 mile from cottage

The Mawddach Trail – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages – walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users. 1 mile from the cottage.

Cader Idris (mountain) – 3 main routes starting from Dolgellau (1 mile), Minffordd (8 miles) and Abergynolwyn (16 miles).

New Precipice Walk – Llanelltyd - suitable for all ages. 2.5 miles

Torrent Walk – Brithdir - moderate leisure walk approx 2½ miles along the river. 4 miles

Panorama Walk – Barmouth - suitable for all ages. 10.5 miles

Cycling

The Mawddach Trail – As above. 1 mile

Coed-y-Brenin Mountain Biking Centre – Suitable routes for all ages. 6 miles

Golf

Dolgellau Golf Club – 9 hole golf course. 1 mile

Horse riding

Bwlchgwyn Pony Trekking Centre - suitable for anyone over 4yrs. 9.5 miles

Water sports

Bala Lake – sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, raft building etc. 17 miles

National White Water Centre, Canolfan Tryweryn – White Water Rafting, Kayaking & Canoeing. 21 miles