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This detached stone farmhouse is set in a dramatic, secluded spot some 10 miles north of Dolgellau (about 20-30 minutes by rural lanes), with spectacular mountain views. Set on a working sheep farm, the cottage is carbon neutral, with electricity from a water turbine and heating from a ground source heat pump; the water is from a natural spring. The market town of Dolgellau has excellent restaurants, cafes and some great walks such as the Mawddach Trail. There are also sandy beaches at Barmouth and Fairbourne and many of Snowdonia’s attractions are within easy reach.
A comfortable lounge with large rug over quarry tiled flooring and featuring a large inglenook fireplace with wood burning stove; comfortable seating, Sky digital TV, DVD player, CD player and WiFi.
Door to conservatory with three piece suite, wonderful views and door to rear patio.
Spacious kitchen diner with modern fitted kitchen units, with electric cooker, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, microwave and washing machine. Dining area with oak table and six chairs.
Double bedroom with an en suite shower room.
Second double bedroom.
Family bathroom includes bath with hand shower attachment, WC and wash basin.
Enclosed grounds including a patio area, overlooking a stream, with picnic bench and brick built barbecue. Far-reaching hill and mountain views.
Plenty of parking adjacent and bikes can be stored in the barn opposite.
- Bed linen, hand and bath towels provided
- Electricity and heating included; logs provided
- Hairdryer provided
- Cot and high chair available on request
- WiFi available
- No smoking inside this Dolgellau accommodation please
- Sleeps 6
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Double beds
- 2 Single beds
- 2 Bathrooms
- Sorry, no pets allowed
- WiFi internet
- Open fire or woodburner
- Saturday changeover
- 16 Miles from a beach
- 5 Miles from a pub
- 8 Miles from a shop
- On a working farm
- Private parking
- Bed linen provided
- Towels provided
- No tumble dryer
- Washing machine
- Cot available
- Highchair available
- No travel cot available
Had a wonderful time during New Years in this beautiful cottage. The views from the sun room are fabulous to gaze at, and the isolation has allowed us to have a very relaxed time. Being accompanied by the sheep has made out stay way more interesting! The cottage is well equipped and maintained, and we had all the facilities that we required provided for us. The owner was very friendly and welcoming! We thank you for letting us stay in this fascinating and cosy place, will definitely visit again soon!Mr Alex Peiu - 1st January 2019
We had the most wonderful Christmas break! It was so peaceful, quiet and beautiful! The cottage is so cosy and welcoming. We absolutely loved every second here. We hope to come back again next year. Thank you for the wine and mince pies.Mr Rangel Kancheff - 28th December 2018
Have stayed many times here over the last 10 years or so. Will be back.Mr D Broom - 14th November 2018
Had a wonderful time in your beautiful cottage. It was so peaceful and relaxing. A truly magical place!Mrs Diane Tierney - 20th October 2018
We were trying to remember ... we think this might be our 6th or 7th visit here. Thank you once again - and we didn't get snowed in this time! Hooray!Mr Stuart Farlow - 6th October 2018
The weather was not kind to us, but the cottage was delightful and everything works! Marvellous views and splendid isolation. One of the best cottages I have come across - will recommend to friends. The owners are doing a great job. Thank you.Mr Maurice Davies - 21st September 2018
Thank you! Your place is incredible - we absolutely loved it here. The views from the sun room are to die for and we had the most relaxing time. We will be back!Ms Molly Snaith - 9th September 2018
We love Cwm Hesgen! We had such a peaceful time in this beautiful location - watching the house martins and buzzards, enjoying 'our' stream, wading through the moss in the forest up the hill opposite, and using it as a base to explore the national park. Thank you so much. We'll be back!Mrs Sara Drury - 4th September 2018
Thank you! Lovely and quiet place! Shep and fields all around, superb landscape. We have to come back here one time again.Mr Dan Stays - 11th August 2018
The location was the best yet. We could not fault anything. I would like to say that your staff are fantastic, always happy to help and arrange payment plans to make holidaying possible. I highly recommend Wales cottage holidays. Stress free and always a pleasure to book through. Already booked for next yrs holiday through you. Thank you. Emily Groves - 6th August 2018
Highly recommended hide away holiday cottage. Very well equipped and comfortable. Loved the situation and the sheer peace. Owners very pleasant and helpful yet gave me complete privacy. Garden and conservatory make it an all year round pleasure. Kitchen very well equipped. Mrs Lynda Rogers - 11th June 2018
We have loved staying in this beautiful, remote spot. The weather has been good to us apart from the torrential downpour on Thursday evening. We felt very sorry for the soggy sheep!Mr S Janes - 2nd June 2018
Beautiful setting. We love the isolation. Wish we could live here! We will be back again.Lyn - 15th May 2018
A proper get away from it all location, excellent walks from the door and stunning countryside to explore.Mrs Kathryn Coultas - 8th May 2018
Another fabulous year at this gorgeous cottage. We will be back again next year!Pat - 28th April 2018
Thanks for this beautiful cottage. It's well maintained and the fact that it's set with all the tiniest possible requirements impressed us all. The best part about this cottage is the conservatory which has this beautiful view.Mr Lokesh Dani - 2nd April 2018
What a fabulous location! Remote, peaceful, good place to get away from it all. Cottage cosy, warm, everything at hand. Reluctant to leave. Big thank you to the owners.Mr Neil Davidson - 17th March 2018
Thank you for an amazing cottage, this is the best we've stayed at! So many places to explore! Lovely and cosy! Will definitely be back!Miss Lucy Inett - 5th January 2018
I really enjoyed my stay in this cosy and beautiful cottage. When we arrived, the cottage was warm and ready to enjoy. We loved the idea that it was in the middle of nowhere away from London's bustle, surrounded by sheep and welsh hills. Enjoyed spending evenings by fireplace, the days exploring area whether by car or on foot. I couldn't have asked for a better Christmas with my fiancee and future mother-in-law. We would definitely like to come back one day. Thank you!Mrs R Nixon - 27th December 2017
We love it here so much, and will be back again for visit number 4. The snow made it even more special this time. Stuart proposed which makes it even more special here.Mr Stuart Farlow - 11th December 2017
very good cottageMrs P Van Hecka - 10th November 2017
Superb Location, very tranquilMr Paul Slaney - 24th July 2017
Cwm Hesgen was a lovely peaceful cottage in the heart of Wales. Mr Kevin Poile - 3rd July 2017
Great cottage fantastic location ,great views all around,so peaceful and quiet location ,kids enjoyed the views ,stream and nearby waterfalls.Mr S Higgs - 6th June 2017
Wonderful location, well equipped. Good facilities. Would recommend cottage to anyone.Mrs Criddle - 25th July 2016
A great cottage with lots of character in a remote and interesting environment with plenty of local hiking trails. Owners were very helpful.Dr Mortimore - 6th March 2016
The cottage is very good and we had a super week (our second visit) and would go again.Mrs Wallace - 11th September 2015
For holidays in Wales, it can't be beaten!Mr Levick - 31st August 2015
We love Cwm Hesgen, this was our third visit. The location of this cottage is astonishing, and we treat our visits there almost as a retreat.Ms Hale - 19th May 2015
Stunning location.Mr Hall - 16th September 2014
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The location of this cottage is very special in a little-known area of the Snowdonia National Park. Once here you may find you don't want to move much, just exploring what is on your doorstep. Should you decide to venture out the nearest town of Dolgellau is a traditional market town and has a good selection of shops, cafes and pubs. An amazing drive over a remote mountain road takes you to the town and lake at Bala for water sports and boat hire on Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) and the little steam Railway at Llanuwchlyn. There are a network of paths and bridleways to explore and quiet roads for cyclists. For mountain bikers you are located close the trail centre at the Coed Y Brenin, which also has a good cafe, forest walking trails, orienteering courses and a good children's play area and discovery trails. The family bike trail at Traswsfynydd is also a short drive away. Day trips could be taken to the nearest beach resorts at Porthmadog and Harlech and the Italianate village at Portmeirion,