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Cuddfan Idris

Dolgellau, North Wales
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This property is managed by Original Cottages info_outline

Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
No Dogs
5 star
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Luxury
Fishing on site / nearby
Internet access
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At a glance

  • Lovingly barn conversion that’s perfect for two
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows boast far-reaching views across Cadair Idris
  • Experience a late night of stargazing in this International Dark Sky Reserve spot
Property code: OC-BOW292

Relish the peaceful views towards Cadair Idris from the garden of this romantic getaway near Dolgellau. Tucked down a quiet country lane, the converted barn perfectly blends old and new to maximise style and comfort, and is an excellent base for beach days, outdoor activities and exploring the rich heritage of the area.

A dreamy couple’s retreat, this rural hideaway has a light-filled, open-plan living space with stylish furnishings and underfloor heating. The sleek kitchen has all the space and appliances you’ll need for easy holiday cooking, and there’s a dining table adjacent to the lounge seating and Smart TV. Head up the stairs and you’ll find a tranquil, king-size bedroom (twin on request) with dramatic mountain views, tucked under a sloping ceiling. The shower room is fabulous, and features an enormous walk-in shower and fashionable fittings. Outside, the large, south-facing garden backs onto fields and woodland and has yet more wonderful views. Here you can sit and enjoy the scenery with a coffee or an aperitif, and perhaps fire up the charcoal BBQ for a delicious meal. For sports and outdoor gear, there’s a large storage shed, and also a bike-washing facility.

Located in a Dark Sky Reserve in the National Park with fabulous night skies and very close to the Mach Loop main viewing areas. Take scenic walks and cycle trails from your doorstep or, further afield, the cottage is about 2 miles from the start of the popular Precipe Walk and about 7 miles from the mountain biking centre in Coed y Brenin. Less than 2 miles away is Dolgellau, a market town with a variety of shops and eateries, while Barmouth is just 9 miles, where you’ll find a picturesque harbour, sandy beach and choice of pubs, cafes and restaurants. For an underground adventure head to the slate caverns of Zip World LLechwedd, 23.5 miles, while history fans will love the ruins of Harlech Castle, 20.5 miles.

  • 1 king-size zip-and-link bedroom that can be made into a twin on request
  • 1 bathroom with walk-in shower and WC
  • Induction hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave
  • Welcome pack
  • Underfloor heating throughout ground floor
  • Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, furniture and charcoal BBQ (charcoal not provided)
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Secure (shared with owners) bike storage with bike washing facilities
  • No laundry facilities - launderette 1.5 miles
  • Pub and shop 1.5 miles, beach 9.5 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Elena Pryce

This property is personally managed by Elena.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 56 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ian 15th July 2024

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Excellent from start to finish Perhaps the only improvement would be if Liz and Gareth could arrange for it to rain a little less!

Reviewed by Simon 9th July 2024

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Reviewed by Peter 30th June 2024

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Excellent, comfortable and clean

Reviewed by Kathy 26th June 2024

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We had an amazing stay with Liz and Gareth (and Nel the dog) at Cuddfan Idris. This holiday home is an absolute gem and suited our needs perfectly for sightseeing in North Wales. We loved the peace and quietness of the countryside, but you are never far away from attractions in the area. We only wish we had more time to enjoy the peace and quietRead more of their lovely property. Would definitely recommend this accommodation to anyone looking for that special holiday. Liz and Gareth are amazing hosts and were in contact with us prior to our arrival to ask if we needed any information to help with our stay, first class service. Having come from New Zealand it was awesome to have this personal touch and ensured we were happy with our decision. Would definitely stay at this property again if we return to Wales. Hide

Reviewed by Christian 21st May 2024

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Reviewed by Nicolette 26th April 2024

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A lovely return stay to this very well equipped and cosy cottage with easy reach of the mountains, Mawddach Estuary and Coed-Y-Brenin mountain bike centre. Very welcoming hosts and well definitely be back!

Reviewed by Penny 16th April 2024

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We had an excellent short break at Cuddfan Idris. The property is just as described on the website; it is light, spacious and finished to a high spec. The owners are on hand, friendly but not intrusive. There are walks direct from the property, into the beautiful countryside around. The location is excellent, with Dolgellau within a short driveRead more, but we really enjoyed sitting in the garden, looking out onto the mountains! Hide

Reviewed by Mate 2nd April 2024

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Very clean and well equipped cottage, quiet location, lots to see nearby.

Reviewed by Karen 24th March 2024

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Reviewed by Gillian 18th March 2024

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Very well designed, beautiful and light barn conversion with comfortable bed, large walk-in shower, modern kitchen with large fridge + freezer and comfortable sitting areaset in peaceful and lovely surroundings (even in the pouring rain!) with plenty of walks from the door and beyond with stunning views. Very friendly and helpful (but not intrusiveRead more) hosts live next door. We will be back. Original Cottages made the booking process and all follow-up communications straightforward and easy. Hide

Reviewed by Graham 22nd February 2024

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Reviewed by Janet 24th October 2023

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Reviewed by Martin 12th October 2023

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Reviewed by Nicolette 27th August 2023

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A lovely cottage tucked away up a quiet road but with great access to walks and cycle routes directly from the cottage and easy journeys for places to eat in and around Barmouth and Dolgellau. Great for getting to the Coed Y Brenin centre and to the Mawddach Estuary trail. The cottage itself is really well designed with all amenities needed and jusRead moret right for a couple staying. Also very friendly and helpful owners onsite. We'll definitely be back! Hide

Reviewed by Victor 8th August 2023

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This is a gorgeous unit with amazing views. The photos do not do it justice. The unit is bright, clean and new. The shower is the best I have ever used! Owners were lovely and gave us plenty of privacy but also there to provide helpful information. The surroundings are beautiful too and you are close to town.

Reviewed by Anonymous 21st July 2023

Thank you for a lovely relaxing week. We had a lovely time with beautiful walks. Will definitely recommend staying here. !! Thank you for the lovely welcome pack

Reviewed by Anonymous 14th July 2023

Thank you for a lovely relaxing stay. Will definitely be recommending to others!

Reviewed by Janet 8th July 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous 7th July 2023

What a fab week in this lovely cottage and scenic views. Hosts were friendly and helpful. We recommend cycling to Barmouth on the trail and also walking Cregennan Lakes. The Precipice Walk is lovely and not as scary as the name!! Thanks for a lovely peaceful week and delicious welcome pack!

Reviewed by Anonymous 30th June 2023

We have enjoyed 10 days in this lovely comfortable accommodation. Weve had a mixed bag of weather but still done some lovely walks, especially the Torrent and the Precipice Walk. The views from the top of Snowdon were stunning!!

Reviewed by Anonymous 20th June 2023

Thanks we had a wonderful week, we liked the cottage very much and will tell our friends in Belgium. Wales is so beautiful.

Reviewed by Anonymous 15th June 2023

We had a wonderful week. The weather has been amazing blue sky every day. Thank you for being amazing hosts, so kind & helpful. Barn is well equipped and amazing bathroom. Thank you for home made bread, treats and garden produce.

Reviewed by Anonymous 9th June 2023

Had a fantastic week. Clear blue skies and not a drop of rain. Plenty of walking and wildlife watching. A couple of railway journeys too. Cadair Idris is well worth the effort. Thank you for being great hosts.

Reviewed by Stephen 30th May 2023

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Liz and Gareth were lovely hosts and were very welcoming. We loved our stay especially, as the weather was fantastic.

Reviewed by Anonymous 26th May 2023

Thank you for the welcome treats. We had a wonderful few days in your lovely barn. The weather has been fantastic!! Weve enjoyed walks, train rides, and the beach.

Reviewed by Anonymous 20th May 2023

Thank you for making us so welcome. This place is an oasis of calm and tranquillity. We hope to be back soon.

Reviewed by Anonymous 16th May 2023

Thank you both for making us feel so welcome at this idyllic place. Thanks for the welcome basket with home made bread. A well done barn conversion & well equipped. We mostly walked in the local area and didnt fee the need to go further. Recommend walking up through old Barmouth to the view point and walking over to Barmouth by old railway line briRead moredge. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 12th May 2023

We had a wonderful week in this beautiful place. Our first time in North Wales, what an incredible place. So much to see. You have done a wonderful job of the barn conversion. Its such a relaxing place to stay. Thank you.

Reviewed by Anonymous 14th April 2023

A big thank you for such a lovely welcome, delicious bread and yummy chocs. Had a marvellous week of good weather and ticked off bucket list items riding on steam trains of North Wales. Whizzing down the Llechwedd zipwire and the Precipice walk. Saw 12 red kites while on the Vale of Rheidol railway. Recommend taking the Fairbourne railway, then boRead moreat ferry to Barmouth and walk back on Wales coast path. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 27th March 2023

A great place to stay, in a fabulous location! Recommend the Royal Ship Hotel for good food and a pint of a Robinson's "Pitch". Walks included Coed y Brenin, Coed Ganllwyd and the Precipice. All very enjoyable with some spectacular water falls!

Reviewed by Anonymous 23rd March 2023

We've had a lovely stay at the cottage. The hosts were very friendly as was the dog also. Accommodation was comfortable, modern with the added bonus of no carpet!. Perfect location for walks on your door step; Precipice walk is a must as is Ganllwyd & Cregennan Lakes.

Reviewed by Deborah 19th March 2023

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Perfect in every way! Beautiful accommodation! Beautiful scenery right from the front door. Liz and Gareth are so lovely and welcoming, welcome pack and home made bread on arrival. Instructions on local walks are brilliant and much more than we could have imagined. Thank you

Reviewed by Anonymous 18th March 2023

Accommodation is 5* and in a 5* location. Hosts are perfect. They never mither you but are always there if you need anything. We honestly wouldn't change a single thing(except for better weather). Seriously, it was a perfect mini break with great walk etc. You really have created a little gem and you should be proud of yourselves. See you soon! xx

Reviewed by Tabitha 20th February 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous 19th February 2023

Thank you so much for the lovely stay and for making us feel so welcome. We had everything we needed in the barn and it was lovely and cosy. Will definitely be recommending the stay to others!

Reviewed by Monika 15th December 2022

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This place was fabulous. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Anonymous 14th December 2022

Fantastic cottage, so warm, comfortable and welcoming. Very well equipped kitchen, comfy bed and bedding. Beautiful surroundings. Perfect and just what we wanted for our week in Cuddfan Idris. Looking forward to staying here again. Many thanks.

Reviewed by Anonymous 9th December 2022

Thanks for a fab week here. Dry and bright(but cold) so we feel lucky. Such a lovely barn conversion. Very warm and comfortable. Hosts were great and had lots of wonderful route tips for local exploring. I's a lovely area with more than a weeks worth of adventures from the door. Have a great Xmas. Hope to return in 2023.

Reviewed by Wendy 14th November 2022

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The cottage provided everything you needed. It was spotlessly clean a great location very quiet. The hosts were friendly and informative about the local area.lots todo around the area. Great for cycling and walking.

Reviewed by Anonymous 13th November 2022

Lovely short break, felt like home, everything you could have thought of has been thought of. Lovely bike ride through the hills the hills are killers. Visit to Zip World and then a meal to finish off an action packed few days. Coed y Brenin definitely worth a visit and Barmouth. Thank you both. Amazing home made bread too.

Reviewed by Anonymous 10th November 2022

Had a fabulous week in your fantastic barn conversion its a home from home. Albeit the weather wasnt very good it did not deter us from walking and cycling in the beautiful surrounding countryside. Thank you to the hosts for being extremely friendly. Our star rating is 5

Reviewed by Anonymous 3rd November 2022

A fantastic week in a wonderful place. Perfect location to explore the beautiful places Wales has to offer. If you dont mind a bit of a drive we can highly recommend Aber Falls waterfall, Llyn Ogwen circular walk and the Miners track at Pen y Pass. Many thanks to the hosts for a fabulous stay

Reviewed by Anonymous 24th October 2022

A much needed restful stay in this beautifully appointed spotless home. Highly recommend Cregannan Lakes for the incredible views and Corris Craft Centre for great gifts and King Arthurs Labyrinth here is an old favourite. Many thanks and bright blessings

Reviewed by Anonymous 15th October 2022

We have had a wonderful stay on our first holiday to Wales. The walking trails are outstanding with beautiful scenery. Hosts have been lovely and very helpful with advice on activities.

Reviewed by Anonymous 10th October 2022

Lovely hosts. The barn has been a beautiful place to stay. We would recommend the walking trails at Coed y Brenin forest park. If the weather is nice a trip to the Snowdon mountains is a must. We ended our trip at Zip World again .a must do. Thank you for a wonderful first visit to Wales

Reviewed by Emma 4th October 2022

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The property was lovely with everything we needed. Its in a great location with beautiful views and pretty walks from the doorstep. The hosts, Liz and Gareth, were very friendly and had clearly thought about what guests would want during their stay. We will definitely return!

Reviewed by Anonymous 3rd October 2022

We loved our stay here. You have created a welcoming and relaxing space with everything you could need. The walking suggestions were particularly welcome. We enjoyed both the precipice walk and Cregannan Lakes with such amazing views. Many thanks.

Reviewed by Anonymous 30th September 2022

We have enjoyed the comfort of this beautiful barn-just perfect. It is in a lovely area with super walking ,even for oldies. Best of all is the view of the mountains-ever changing. Would recommend to anyone. Many thanks you are brilliant hosts.

Reviewed by Anonymous 10th September 2022

At the arrival the hosts gave us a warm welcome and we felt right at home. The area is an Eldorado for walks. Our hosts provided detailed walking information to keep us from getting lost. After a day of exploration, we were looking forward to coming home. Thank you for being such nice hosts.

Reviewed by Lucy 29th August 2022

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Reviewed by Anonymous 26th August 2022

An amazing stay. The cottage is beautiful, very tasteful and the views are amazing. Precipice walk and Mawddach trail are really good. Liz and Gareth are friendly, knowledgeable hosts. Thanks

Reviewed by Anonymous 20th August 2022

Fantastic barn conversion- an architectural masterpiece and terrific location. Good weather, enjoyed The Precipice Walk and Velociity 2. Had some great meals out, loved the bird feeder, and Nel. Thank you Liz & Gareth for being excellent hosts and fonts of local knowledge. Brilliant

Reviewed by Glenn 16th August 2022

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Reviewed by Anonymous 12th August 2022

Weve had a lovely week at Cuddfan idris. The weather has been great, the cottage is excellent and has been a delight to stay in. We feel lucky to have found it in Gareth & Lizs first year of trading. They have been superb and friendly hosts and the great location has suited us. A great base to explore southern Snowdonia. Thanks

Reviewed by Alice 1st August 2022

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A really lovely place to stay, beautifully renovated and well equipped. The owners were very helpful and friendly. Lots of things to do nearby, an ideal spot.

Reviewed by Anonymous 30th July 2022

Thanks for a brilliant stay. We love this place youve done such a great job on it. So much to do around here Precipice walk, Torrent Walk, cycling to Barmouth, paddleboarding in Barmouth, Cader Idris. Thanks for the warm welcome, we loved Nel and the chooks. Ps The bird feeder by the window, what a great idea!

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