Enjoy Snowdonia cottage holidays at its 5 star best. This spacious accommodation offers a secluded, rural location with amazing scenery, along with the convenience of being central to the lovely market towns of Dolgellau (6 miles) and Bala (13 miles). Take a leisurely walk from the cottage to explore the countryside or relax in style on the private raised deck whilst admiring the Red Kites above, or a sky full of stars in the evening.
If you feel like an adventure or two, Coed y Brenin’s world renowned mountain biking centre and the Go Ape centre is just up the road and there are endless walks ranging from the coastal path to the surrounding mountains of Snowdonia. Cottage holidays at Bwthyn Wnion is also perfect for watersports enthusiasts because Bala is one of the main watersports centres in Wales.
A beautiful open plan living and dining room area welcomes you as you enter the cottage. The lounge area offers comfortable leather seating along with TV with basic Sky package, DVD and CD player and various games / toys to keep children entertained. The dining table seats 6 guests comfortably.
An open arch doorway leads through to the fitted, fully equipped kitchen which includes a double oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher and fridge freezer.
Outside utility room with washing machine and sink. Ideal, lockable storage for bikes, walking / fishing equipment and for drying wet clothes. There is also an outside tap for washing your bikes, shoes etc.
Double bedroom with en suite bathroom, corner bath, basin and toilet. An inviting double bed along with a dressing table and double wardrobe. Door leading out directly on to a private raised deck with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside.
A cosy twin bedroom with en suite shower room. Bed side table and double wardrobe.
Snowdonia cottage holidays wouldn't be complete without the glorious mountains and countryside views. The private raised deck has a garden table and chairs for you to relax and admire these wonderful surroundings all day long.
- Bed linen, hand & bath towels and hairdryer included
- Heating, electricity and wi fi included
- High chair, travel cot and changing mat available on request
- 1 dog welcome (2 small dogs) - additional fee of £25. Pet is not allowed in the bedrooms.
- No smoking
- Cleaning equipment, a couple of dishwasher tablets, soap and toilet rolls provided.
- Plenty of parking space
- Welcome pack of locally produced groceries available on request.
At a Glance
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 2 Bath/shower rooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Towels provided
- Travel cot available
- Equipped with a highchair
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- No smoking
- Enclosed garden/courtyard
- Private parking
- Nearest shop: 5 miles away
- Coast: 15 miles away
- Nearest pub: 5 miles away
Bwthyn Wnion enjoys a secluded, rural setting away from the main road and provides wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. Set on a working farm (away from the farm buildings) you can go for a walk or a bike ride directly from your doorstep – Snowdonia cottage holidays at its best. Because there’s no light pollution, it also offers an ideal spot for stargazing and when the sun comes out, there are plenty of opportunities to see rare birds from the patio, including the Red Kite.
The nearest shops can be found at Dolgellau (6 miles). You can also arrange Asda home delivery for your groceries if you prefer. There are numerous good restaurants in the area, including Dylanwand Da in Dolgellau, Bwyty Mawddach and Cross Foxes. For a more informal evening, Yr Eagles Inn (Tafarn Yr Eryrod) in Llanuwchllyn (5.5 miles) offers a lovely setting and excellent home cooked food.
Whilst you could easily sit back and do nothing but relax at the cottage, there is also a wide range of activities (detailed below) and attractions to keep you entertained throughout your Snowdonia cottage holidays.
Some of the main attractions include Go Ape at Coed y Brenin, the Centre for Alternative Technology and Slate Caverns in Corris, as well as Corris Craft Centre and King Arthur's Labyrinth (a great family day out). Travel along the numerous narrow gauge railways, visit the RSPB Bird Reserve at Penmaenpool and explore the majestic castle at Harlech, a World Heritage site. The nearby Mawddach Estuary is another beautiful and largely unspoilt gem which is well worth a visit, as are the sandy beaches of Barmouth and Fairbourne at either side of the estuary when it reaches the sea (14 miles from the cottage).
Fairbourne Beach – sandy beach. 14 miles
Barmouth Beach – long, sandy beach with Blue Flag award. 15 miles
You can join a footpath from the cottage door that will take you through beautiful, open countryside. Some of the other local walks are listed below and a detailed book is available at the cottage.
Torrent Walk – Brithdir - moderate leisure walk approx 2.5 miles along the river. 3.5 miles
Precipice Walk – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages. 6 miles from cottage
The Mawddach Trail – Dolgellau to Barmouth along the old railway line - suitable for all ages. 6 miles
Cadair Idris (mountain) – 3 main routes starting from Dolgellau (6 miles), Minffordd (9.5 miles) and Abergynolwyn (14.5 miles).
New Precipice Walk – Llanelltyd - suitable for all ages. 7.5 miles from cottage.
There are routes that are also suitable for bikes from the cottage door. 0 miles
Mawddach Trail - Cycle along the old railway from Dolgellau to Barmouth. 6 miles
Coed y Brenin Mountain Biking Centre - Routes suitable for all ages and different ability. 10 miles
Bala Lake (Llyn Tegid), the largest natural lake in Wales - sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, raft building etc. 13 miles
National White Water Centre, Canolfan Tryweryn – White Water Rafting, Kayaking & Canoeing. 17 miles
Fishing is available locally on the Wnion River.
Dolgellau Golf Club – 9 hole golf course. 6 miles
Bwlchgwyn Farm Pony Trekking Centre - suitable for anyone over 4yrs. 13.5 miles
Excellent cottage in a lovely location. Owners very friendly and helpful. Would recommend this to anyone.Mr Adam Sutton - 6th August 2018
Amazing outlook from cottage. It was very comfortable and in a lovely location. Cottage was very well furnished and positioned. Property services and local people were very helpful and accommodating as well as dog friendly. Julie from West Ilsley - 11th May 2018
A great holiday house. Definitely recommended! Chris from East Sussex - 19th February 2018
Absolutely fantastic property, warm, welcoming and lovely owners. We cannot wait to return next Xmas. Top quality service, great communication, will not hesitate to use again.Ian from Canterbury - 8th February 2018
Really lovely property, spacious living area, great setting. Website offers great range of properties & is very informative & accurate. The property we found has been so good we've returned twice more.Fiona from Northumberland - 28th November 2017
Very relaxing, in a fantastic location. Accommodation spotless. Cross Foxes does lovely meals. Min y Mor top end of Barmouth does fabulous Sunday Roast. Blue Lake near Fairbourne is amazing. Fantastic beaches at Harlech and Dyffryn Ardudwy.Julie from Cofton Hackett - 28th May 2017
Warm welcome by owners. Cottage was beautifully decorated & spotlessly clean. Fabulous views & peaceful surroundings. We felt comfortable & relaxed there.
Recommendations: MawddachTrail to Fairbourne for great views of estuary. Good tea room near Torrent Walk & another at Dolgoch Falls.Couple from Kidderminster - 8th May 2017
It was perfect. The property was in a quiet secluded area with lovely views especially from the raised veranda accessed direct from the bedroom. Centrally situated for sight seeing. The scenery on the 'precipice walk' was stunning and a drive along the Llanberris Pass is a must. Lovely drive between the mountains.Carole from Chippenham - 18th September 2016
Really helpful and friendly owners. Made to feel at home straight away. Great area and good base to explore.
Tips: Do the Precipice walk, climb Cadair Idris, visit lake Vyrnwy.Couple from York - 3rd September 2016
Peaceful and relaxing. Recommend visiting Barmouth, Bala, Powys Castle and Portmeirion.Mrs Davis from Sheffield, South Yorkshire - 12th July 2016
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