Secure your holiday for £20. Limited availability, could end at any time.
All available departures from 23/01/24. Selected properties only.T&Cs apply
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

7 people have recently viewed this property

Gilfachwydd

Islawrdref near Dolgellau, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1102058)

3.8

Menai Holiday Cottages rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

  • Show on map

Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Cleanliness
Comfort
Facilities and Maintenance

* Based on a combined average customer score

Group 2 Created with Sketch.

8 Customer Review(s)

  • Martin

    “Was a lovely place to stay.”

    Felt homely and comfortable. Was able to relax. The only thing we felt could have been added was a few camping chairs that we could easily move round the garden for sitting. Eg we would love to have sat at the end of the garden looking over the fields with a glass of wine. Apart from that, fantastic place and thanks for the effort to make it a great holiday. Will recommend.

    Felt homely and comfortable. Was able to relax. The only thing we felt could have been added was a few camping chairs that we could easily move round the garden for sitting. Eg we would love to have sat at the end of the garden looking over the fields with a glass of wine. Apart from that, fantastic place and thanks for the effort to make it a great holiday. Will recommend.

    - Martin, May 2024

    Thank you, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. We like the idea of the camping chairs. Property Owner

Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x family room with double and a single and en-suite bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double bed with pop up single available, and en-suite bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Conservatory
  • Central heating is a sustainable wood pellet boiler.
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair, travel cot and stairgate available
  • Private driveway for 4 cars, Enclosed rear garden with lawn, patio, and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.2 miles, pub 2.1 miles, Llyn Gwernan 0.1 miles
  • Note: There is an additional single bed on the landing for flexibility
  • Note: There are steps in the garden; please take care
  • Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
  • Note: There are sheep in the neighbouring fields and owners must take responsibility for this when bringing a pet
  • Note: The side porch to this property provides access to the adjoining campsite office only
  • Note: Stairs may not be suitable for everyone due to the inconsistent height and steepness

The property

Dolgellau 2.1 miles.

Resting rurally in Islawrdref near Dolgellau, Gwynedd is Gilfachwydd, a characterful, traditionally furnished two-bedroom cottage.

Well-positioned near Llyn Gwernan within the Eryri National Park, Gilfachwydd offers a homely base for a family of six and their furry companion, looking to explore the delights of North Wales.

Benefit from a private driveway before making your way indoors where the traditional charm of the original features of the sitting room will welcome you, along with comfortable seating, a woodburning stove, exposed stonework, and original beams overhead.

Continue into the kitchen/diner, well-equipped to fulfil your self-catering needs, before gathering in the living/dining room providing plenty of space to dine and socialise as a family.

If you'd prefer alfresco mealtimes, take advantage of the enclosed rear garden, with a sweeping lawn and lovely patio area to bask in your surroundings.

As day turns into night, catch some rest from one of the well-appointed family rooms, both complete with a double, single, and en-suite bathrooms.

Awaken to a coffee in the suntrap conservatory, before heading for Dolgellau, where you'll find your nearest hub of amenities.

Once you're ready to explore, grab your walking boots to summit Penygader (Cadair Idris), or follow the New Precipice Walk / Llwybr Llanelltyd trail, offering elevated views across the national park.

Head for the coastline, firstly stopping off at Arthog Waterfalls, before enjoying a trip upon the Fairbourne Railway, a stroll along Fairbourne Beach, or a round of golf at Fairbourne Golf Club.

Barmouth is also a popular coastal town, where you can enjoy a bag of fish and chips along the pier or sandy shoreline, whilst outdoor enthusiasts will relish in a hike across the Abercorris North Wales Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve, before a tour of Corris Mine Explorers in mainland Wales.

Head to the countryside at Gilfachwydd.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

View on map

About the location

DOLGELLAU

Fairbourne 9.3 miles; Barmouth 10 miles; Aberdovey 23.2 miles.

This small, beautiful market town is located in the heart of southern Snowdonia, between the imposing Cader Idris mountain range and the sea. It’s a superb base for a holiday - perfect for combining the many outdoor pursuits on offer in Snowdonia with relaxing days out on the soft sandy beaches of Barmouth, Fairbourne and Aberdovey. The town itself offers a good selection of shops, five pubs and a wine bar, along with a number of excellent restaurants, cafes and two bakeries, that produce fresh bread and cakes each day. Dolgellau is home to over 200 listed buildings, allegedly the highest concentration in the whole of Wales, and the town is also a designated 'cycle break centre' boasting a range of dedicated cycle routes all around the area. Close by is the Coed y Brenin mountain bike trail and this location is ideal for quiet outdoor recreation with superb scenery, mountains, forests, waterfalls, castles and beaches all close to hand.

Note: The porch to the side of the property provides shared access with the campsite office next door.
Note: Stairs may not be suitable for everyone due to the inconsistent height and steepness.