Dolgellau, North Wales Snowdonia

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Enjoy spectacular views from this detached farmhouse on the slopes of Cader Idris, above Dolgellau

You can book this property from:

  • £633 per week
  • £90 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • Bunk beds to sleep 2


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling


  • Ground floor WC
  • Walk-in shower

Important - please note

House Rules

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

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


Llwyniarth is a detached former farmhouse dating back to the early 1900s, near Dolgellau. It is located on the slopes of Cadair Idris with spectacular mountain views all around and has been renovated to provide a high-quality standard of accommodation. This is a superb location from which to explore the mountains and coast of south Snowdonia. This is a popular area for walking (Torrent and Precipice walks, Cadair Idris) and mountain biking at the Coed-y-Brenin centre. Spectacular castles at Harlech, Criccieth, Caernarfon and Conwy are all within driving distance. Royal St David's Golf Club at Harlech (19 miles) which is an 18-hole championship course. Sandy beaches at the popular tourist towns of Fairbourne and Barmouth (8 miles). Great location for enjoying an activity-based or family holiday.

Ground Floor

A spacious utility room contains a washer/dryer and freezer and provides ample storage for outdoor clothing. It leads on to the ground level WC with washbasin.

The comfortable beamed sitting room has two large settees, quality furniture and a woodburner (logs provided) in a beautiful stone and oak fireplace. TV with basic Sky, video and DVD players. The dual aspect room offers unrivalled views of Cadair Idris and the fields surrounding the property.

A spacious, attractive, well-fitted kitchen is complete with a dishwasher and oak dining table and solid high-backed chairs.  Beneath the staircase is a comfortable sofa for relaxing. The kitchen is equipped with an electric oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge.


Bedroom 1: master bedroom with nicely styled, comfortable double bed, oak furniture and a view of Cadair Idris. Original oak flooring. En-suite tiled shower room with WC and Basin.

Bedroom 2: double bedroom with quality pine furniture. Original oak flooring.

Bedroom 3: full sized bunk bed room with original oak floorboards

Bathroom: family bathroom with a shower over the bath, WC and wash basin.


Private gated driveway with parking for 3 cars. To the front of the property is a raised slate patio area with picnic table and bbq for al fresco dining. Excellent view of Cadair Idris to the front of the property.

Additional Information


  • Central heating and electricity included
  • Logs also included for the log burner.
  • Bed linen, hand and bath towels provided
  • Hairdryer provided
  • Wi-fi available
  • Travel cot, high chair and stair gate available on request. Please bring your own cot linen.





There are plenty of interesting shops, great cafes, pubs and restaurants in the picturesque market town of Dolgellau. There are also more listed buildings in Dolgellau than in any other town in Wales - over 200 in fact. For amazing cakes and free wifi, visit T.H.Roberts’ Parliament House, or eat out at Meirionydd and Dylanwad Da. For a quiet drink, Unicorn is a lovely setting. There are also many highly recommended restaurants outside the town, such as Bwyty Mawddach and George III at Penmaenpool.

Mountains and coastal walks are amongst the main local attractions, along with sandy beaches at Barmouth and Fairbourne, the world renowned Coed Y Brenin Mountain Biking Centre and the Go Ape High Wire Course. The Mawddach trail, a 9 mile riverside trail along an old railway line from Dolgellau to Barmouth, is perfect for walking or cycling. Other attractions include the National White Water Rafting Centre near Bala, Harlech Castle’s World Heritage site and Talyllyn narrow gauge railway.

Other great days out from this self catering Dolgellau cottage include King Arthur’s Labyrinth, which is great for families, Corris Slate Caverns and Corris Craft Centre. If that’s not enough, what about something even more adventurous such as the longest zip wire ride in Europe at Bethesda or the world’s largest underground trampoline at Blaenau Ffestiniog for a totally different and unique experience.


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

Fairbourne Beach – sandy beach. 9.5 miles


New Precipice Walk – Llanelltyd - suitable for all ages. 0 miles - on the doorstep of your self catering Dolgellau cottage.

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


The Mawddach Trail – As above. 2 mile

Coed-y-Brenin Mountain Biking Centre – Suitable routes for all ages. 4 miles


Read more about the range of opportunities to go fishing in the Dolgellau area – suitable options for all ages.

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