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Dan y Coed

Dolgellau - North Wales Snowdonia

Detached, peaceful setting, great views and highly convenient. This pet-friendly Dolgellau cottage for 6 offers a great base for your holiday in Snowdonia.
  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Accepts 2 pets
  • WiFi internet
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
92926
£559 - £891 per week *

Description

Detached, peaceful setting, great views and highly convenient. This pet-friendly Dolgellau cottage offers a great base for your holiday in Snowdonia. Whether you’re looking for an action packed holiday or complete relaxation, this area has everything you need.

Ground Floor

Large kitchen with dishwasher, cooker and microwave, fridge, freezer and TV.

Lovely, welcoming lounge with plenty of seating, electric fire stove and a large TV. The perfect place to relax and enjoy some amazing scenery from the comfort of your sofa.

King size bedroom with large wardrobe and sink unit. Great views over the lawn and towards Cadair Idris.

Double bedroom with ample storage space and a sink unit.

Cosy twin room, also with a lovely view towards Cadair Idris.

Bathroom with walk in shower, bath, washbasin and toilet.

Separate toilet room

Lockable garage with washing machine and tumble dryer

Garden

This pet-friendly Dolgellau cottage has a large patio with garden furniture and barbecue set. There is also a large, safe lawn area for children to play. The garden is enclosed with hedges and fences, which makes it safe for dogs. Great, unobstructed views of the Cadair Idris mountain range.

Additional Information

  • Bed linen, hand and bath towels and hairdryer provided
  • Central heating and electricity included
  • Cot and high chair provided
  • Wifi available
  • Up to 2 pets welcome, free of charge. Please notify us when booking.
  • No smoking inside the cottage
  • Plenty of private parking space
  • 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 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 King size/super king bed
  • 1 Double bed
  • 2 Single beds
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Accepts 2 pets
  • WiFi internet
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 8 Miles from a beach
  • 2 Miles from a pub
  • 2 Miles from a shop
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Private parking
  • Bed linen provided
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • No smoking
  • Towels provided
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • No travel cot available

Prices

Reviews

Lovely cottage with a fantastic view. Debbie from North Yorkshire - 26th September 2018
Absolutely stunning views of Cader Idris with the setting sun, fantastic location for beach, walks, town. Lovely peaceful location not overlooked and private entrance to come and go as you please without disturbing the owners. Property was spacious, comfortable, clean and well equipped. Definitely will book again.Mrs Elaine Cosgrove - 21st May 2018
Nice and safe in the garden for our dogs or children. Great location for walks and mountain bike trails at Coed y Brenin..also not too far from lovely beaches. Sheila from Bedfordshire - 6th January 2018
A very comfortable stay in lovely surroundings.
Views of Cadair Idris were amazing and Zip world was the main reason for our visit. The George at Penmaenpool was lovely for a lunch in the sun, sitting next to the Estuary. The Old Precipice & New Precipice walks were great for viewsIsobel from the Isle of Man - 10th August 2017
Lovely property in quiet countryside but only two miles from Dolgellau. Local people very friendly. Hired bikes from Dolgellau and cycled the trail to Barmouth. Lovely scenery. Visit Portmeirion too it's fascinating and also lovely walks. Welsh Highland Railway well worth the trip.Sue from Dorset - 3rd July 2017
Lovely cottage, fantastic scenery, big garden. Plenty of parking. All round a wonderful centrally located cottage.
Recommends: Mawddach Trail is a fantastic walk, easy accessible for prams, wheelchairs etc. Start from Dolgellau, if feeling energetic you can walk to Barmouth.Angie from Portsmouth - 18th June 2017
Very relaxing and very welcoming by the owner. Had everything we needed - superb views/location. Coed y Brenin mountain bike centre is wonderful.Peter from Sheffield - 2nd April 2017
Excellent property in good location. Helpful owner nearby but not required due to high standard of accommodation.
Tips: Climb Cadair Idris. Walk Mawddach Trail for great scenery and bird watching. Sunday lunch at Royal Ship hotel in Dolgellau - good standard and excellent value.Couple from Cheshire - 5th March 2017

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Local Area

This detached Dolgellau cottage stands in a peaceful location and enjoys beautiful views towards the Cadair Idris range. Located on private grounds above the village of Llanelltyd in Snowdonia, it is only 2 miles from the centre of Dolgellau with its range of amenities.

The pretty market town of Dolgellau has over 200 listed buildings – more than any other town in Wales. It also offers supermarkets, plenty of interesting shops, great cafes, pubs and restaurants. Visit T.H.Roberts, Parliament House for amazing cakes and free wifi and eat out at Meirionydd and Dylanwad Da. Unicorn is a lovely setting for a quiet drink whilst other restaurants outside the town such as Bwyty Mawddach and George III at Penmaenpool are also highly recommended.

Amongst the main attractions you have mountain and coastal walks, sandy beaches at Barmouth and Fairbourne, the world renowned Coed Y Brenin Mountain Biking Centre and the Go Ape High Wire course. You also have the Mawddach Trail (a 9 mile riverside trail from Dolgellau to Barmouth – perfect for walking or cycling), the National White Water Rafting Centre near Bala, Harlech Castle’s World Heritage site and Talyllyn narrow gauge railway.

Other days out include the Centre for Alternative Technology, Corris Slate Caverns, King Arthur's Labyrinth (great for families) and Corris Craft Centre. And if that’s not enough, what about something totally different and unique such as the world’s largest underground trampoline at Blaenau Ffestiniog or the longest zip wire ride in Europe at Bethesda.

Beaches

  • Barmouth Beach – long, sandy beach with Blue Flag award. 8 miles
  • Fairbourne Beach – sandy beach. 9.5 miles

Walking

  • New Precipice Walk – Llanelltyd - suitable for all ages. 0 miles
  • Precipice Walk – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages. 2 miles from cottage
  • The Mawddach Trail – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages – walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users. 2 miles from the cottage.
  • Cader Idris (mountain) – 3 main routes starting from Dolgellau (2 mile), Minffordd (9 miles) and Abergynolwyn (18 miles).
  • Torrent Walk – Brithdir - moderate leisure walk approx 2½ miles along the river. 6 miles
  • Panorama Walk – Barmouth - suitable for all ages. 8.5 miles

Cycling

  • The Mawddach Trail – As above. 2 mile
  • Coed-y-Brenin Mountain Biking Centre – Suitable routes for all ages. 4 miles

Golf

Dolgellau Golf Club – 9 hole golf course. 2 miles

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. 19 miles
  • National White Water Centre, Canolfan Tryweryn – White Water Rafting, Kayaking & Canoeing. 23 miles