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Ty Cwtch

Dolgellau - North Wales Snowdonia

Only a minute walk from this pretty accommodation Dolgellau's charming town square, amazing walks, excellent restaurants and shops will all invite. Sleeps 4.
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi internet
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
FL050
£320 - £710 per week *

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Description

A pretty 2 bedroom Victorian cottage located down a peaceful little lane, only a minute’s walk from the charming town-square of Dolgellau. The cottage is decorated in a vintage/shabby chic style throughout making every room unique and authentic. From the doorstep of your accommodation Dolgellau offers amazing walks such as the Mawddach Trail and Cadair Idris, a range of interesting shops and excellent restaurants and cafes. A perfect retreat for a small family holiday or a romantic getaway for couples, the cottage is arranged over three floors and is decorated and furnished to a very high standard.

Lower Ground Floor

A brightly decorated kitchen welcomes you on the lower ground floor along with a traditional beamed ceiling. Appliances include an electric cooker with ceramic hob, microwave, 4 slice toaster, kettle, washing machine and a fridge with a small freezer compartment. An array of brightly coloured quality kitchen utensils, pots, pans and baking dishes, plenty of cutlery, crockery and china are also provided.

A small breakfast bar with 2 stools is also situated in the kitchen, alongside a stable door that opens out onto a pretty courtyard.

Through from the kitchen is a utility room with a bespoke hand-painted cupboard housing a steam iron, ironing board, clothes airer, vacuum cleaner and high chair. There is also a folding table and chairs for an alternative eating area. Bikes, pushchairs, golf clubs etc can be stored in this room that can also be accessed from the outside via a short flight of steps.

Ground Floor

Dan yr Allt accommodation Dolgellau offers a beautiful, quirky and colour co-ordinated spacious lounge with a traditional slate inglenook housing a Franco Belge log burner. This provides extra warmth in addition to the gas central heating (although the house is naturally warm), whilst the stripped pine floors and colourful rugs add to the charm. Comfortable armchair and sofas for complete relaxation in front of a large flatscreen 4K smart TV with freeview, a DVD player and a selection of DVDs, together with a CD player/radio/iPod docking station.

A vintage hand-painted table and chairs extends to seat up to 6 people with a matching cupboard housing games, books, toys and puzzles for all ages. Book shelves with a selection of books, local maps, guides and activity leaflets. The owners are passionate walkers and mountain bikers, so you will find plenty of ideas, books and maps to use during your stay.

Upstairs

Main Bedroom - Crisp cotton bedding, feather pillows, cosy duvets and pretty patchwork covers/throws on a very comfortable iron double bedstead with quality pocket sprung mattress ensuring a good night’s sleep. Hand-painted matching bedside drawers with lamps, tall-boy chest of drawers and double wardrobe compliment the soft ditsy prints of the curtains and blinds. A cot can also be provided in this room if required.

Second bedroom - This room is light and fresh and has white Colonial style adult sized bunk beds with quality coolmax memory foam mattresses. Alongside the beds you will find a chest of drawers and an antique cupboard for extra storage. Comfy pillows and duvets provided. Child security locks allow the sash windows to open enough for ventilation but ensure your child’s safety.

Bathroom – quality white suite with the luxury of a ‘rainwater’ style shower, separate body rinser over a full size bath, soft close WC and a pedestal wash basin. Hand soap and loo roll provided, along with a stylish heated radiator to keep those fluffy towels warm.

Garden

A sheltered, small and pretty rear courtyard with table and chairs, a few flowering pots and hanging baskets. After a day of exploring, what better than to return to your accommodation, Dolgellau’s quiet evening charm in the air and being able to retreat to this peaceful place to enjoy a fine meal and a glass of wine.

Additional Information

  • Crisp cotton bed linen, hand and bath towels and hairdryer provided
  • Gas central heating and electricity included
  • *Please note the kitchen's beamed ceiling is low so could be slightly awkward for those who are very tall
  • First basket of logs and kindling supplied free.
  • Wifi available
  • No pets or smoking inside the cottage
  • High chair and cot provided with 2 levels, bassinet and rocking action, bedding provided if requested.
  • A range of baby equipment including, bouncing and rocker chairs, changing mat, baby play mat, baby bath seat, bottle steriliser, mini food processor, child safety gates, plug covers, Toddler step up and toddler toilet training seat/ Potty is also provided.
  • Although there is no private / off road parking with the accommodation Dolgellau offers plenty of public parking space very near to the cottage.

Features

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Double bed
  • 2 Bunk beds
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Sorry, no pets allowed
  • WiFi internet
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Saturday changeover
  • 10 Miles from a beach
  • 0.1 Mile from a pub
  • 0.1 Mile from a shop
  • Bed linen provided
  • No freezer
  • No smoking
  • Towels provided
  • No tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Highchair available
  • Stairgate available
  • Travel cot available

Prices

Reviews

This is an ideal little house from which to visit all the great attractions in North and Mid Wales. Perfectly situated in walking distance of the centre of Dolgellau but lovely and quiet too. Very well equipped and great communication with the manager and owner.Mrs Sue Carey - 13th August 2018
A beautifully decorated and well equipped cottage, a real home from home. This property is a real little gem, really has the wow factor. The local area is perfect if you like walking and also very close to the beach for those hotter days and has beautiful golden sands.Mrs J Wood - 10th July 2017
The owners have gone out of their way to ensure that there is everything at the cottage that a guest could possibly want. Nothing left to chance. It was superb and so comfortable that we both fell at home straight away. An excellent place to holiday, relax and enjoy. Only concern was parking availability but that was soon overcome.Mrs Kay - 6th October 2016
Perfect location for the town centre and local attractions. Cottage itself is tastefully decorated and thoughtfully equipped with everything you could think of and more - a real home from home. Also lots of information about the property and leaflets about local attractions. The hosts were welcoming, helpful and offered recommendations for attractions and restaurants. All in all a fantastic place and would highly recommend.Ms Foden - 12th September 2016
The cottage was just as we'd hoped it would be. It had everything we needed.Peter M - 1st June 2016
We loved the cottage it was perfect!Allyson T - 2nd May 2015
We had a lovely time. The cottage was very nice, clean and comfortable!Fiona M - 17th April 2015

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Local Area

Dan yr Allt enjoys a quiet, peaceful setting in the small historic town of Dolgellau in the southern part of the beautiful Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. It offers easy access to rivers, lakes, mountain walks and a dedicated cycle/walking path along the Mawddach Estuary, all the way to the coast. From the doorstep of your accommodation Dolgellau offers a range of scenic walks, interesting shops, pubs, cafes and excellent restaurants.

Several gift shops are located in the town square area or very close by, stocking a range of items and craft ware by renowned Welsh designers/artists. There is also a range of other shops including a couple of bakers, butcher, several café’s, hardware, clothing, hairdressers, 2 supermarkets a Post Office and a Tourist Information Centre.

Amongst the best places to eat in the area is Y Meirionnydd, just a 2 minute walk from the cottage. This contemporary restaurant specialises in delicious menus using local produce. Other recommended restaurants in town include Y Sospan (traditional menu with a good choice to suit most palates) and Dylanwad Da, a popular Bistro with a regularly changing menu and a wide selection of wines. Just 2 miles outside the town you also have Bwyty Mawddach with amazing views of Cader Idris and the Mawddach Estuary. This restaurant boasts an award winning Chef specialising in fresh seasonal local produce. Back to walking distance from your accommodation Dolgellau also has several pubs including The Unicorn with pub food, real ales and Sky TV.

There’s a great selection of attractions in the area. First of all, Dolgellau is set on the foothill of Cader Idris, the second most popular mountain in Wales for climbers and walkers. The Mawddach Trail (as seen on the BBC’s Railway Walks with Julia Bradbury) is another must and the estuary views and the Blue Flag beach of Barmouth at the other end certainly makes this walk / bike ride worth the effort.

Coed Y Brenin’s internationally renowned Mountain Bike Centre and Go Ape centre is also within a 10 minute drive. It offers beautiful scenic forest trails for walking and biking of all abilities and an interesting visitor centre with a very good café. If you’re looking for a unique experience, head towards Porthmadog for some Llama Trekking and Junior Quad biking. Other highly recommended attractions include Corris Craft Centre, King Arthur’s Labyrinth, Portmeirion, Harlech Castle, Shell Island and the several steam mountain railways.

Walking

The Mawddach Trail – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages – walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users - On the doorstep

Precipice Walk – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages – on the doorstep

Cadair Idris (mountain) – One of the routes starting from Dolgellau (on the doorstep)

Panorama Walk – Barmouth - suitable for all ages - 10 miles from cottage.

Cycling

The Mawddach Trail – as above

Coed y Brenin Mountain Biking Centre – Suitable routes for all ages – 7 miles

Golf

Dolgellau Golf Course - 9 hole golf course – 1 mile

Fairbourne Golf Course - 9 mile par 3 golf course –9 miles

Fishing

Coarse Fishing on lake Bryn y Gwin Farm – 1 mile

Trout fishing at Llyn Cynnwch – 3 miles

Salmon fishing along the river Mawddach.- 1 mile - Licenses available at Siop y Cymro (within a very short walking distance) and Mile End Petrol Station (0.5 miles away)

Horse riding

Bwlchgwyn Riding Centre, Arthog - offering a variety of pony trekking including Estuary and Beach treks, suitable for anyone over 4 years of age - 8 miles

Beaches

Fairbourne – sandy beach – 10 miles

Barmouth – long, sandy beach with blue flag award - 10 miles

Watersports

National White Water Centre, Bala - sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, raft building etc – 18 miles