This beautiful two bedroom Victorian cottage is situated on a small lane in Dolgellau, just a short walk to local shops, restaurants and pubs. The cottage has been lovingly restored with many luxury touches to provide the perfect holiday cottage from which to explore Snowdonia National Park and all it has to offer.
Ty Cwtch ('Safe Place' - also known as Isallt) has pretty much almost everything you need for a luxury self-catering holiday in North Wales - a starter stock of tea, coffee and sugar, WiFi and large flat screen 4K HD smart TV, crisp cotton bed linen and fluffy white towels. The cottage is also very baby friendly - providing essentials such as a travel cot, high chair, baby bouncing chair, changing mat, baby play mat, steriliser, mini food processor, toddler step-up and toddler toilet training seat. There is a fixed stair gate at the top of the stairs for added peace of mind when bringing young children and there is even secure storage for prams and bikes.
The cottage is arranged over three floors and is decorated and furnished to a very high standard including hand painted furniture and bespoke soft furnishings. On the ground floor, the dining and sitting rooms have been opened up to create one spacious room with stripped pine floorboards and a newly discovered fireplace, which now houses a wood-burning stove. There is a folding dining table and chairs for up to six, a large flatscreen 4K smart TV, DVD player and a selection of DVDs, CD player/radio/iPod docking station, board games, books, and an armchair and two sumptuous sofas. The owners are passionate walkers and mountain bikers, so you will find plenty of books and maps to use during your stay.
Upstairs are two bedrooms. The master bedroom is decorated in a vintage style with pretty ditsy curtains plus Roman blackout blind and has a lovely comfortable iron bed in keeping with the decor with a luxurious pocket sprung mattress. The second bedroom has full-size bunk beds. Both bedrooms have crisp cotton bed linen with vintage patchwork quilt covers/throws if required. Fluffy white cotton towels are also supplied. The very well-appointed bathroom has a bath with 'rainwater' style shower and a separate body rinser, sink and WC plus heated towel rail. Hand soap and loo roll are provided.
On the lower ground floor is a delightful kitchen, which is very well equipped with an electric fan oven with ceramic hob and grill, microwave, fridge with icebox, washing machine and a breakfast bar with two stools. Next to this is possibly the prettiest utility room we have seen with plenty of space to store bikes, push chairs, golf clubs, rucksacks and boots - there is direct access to this room down a short flight of steps from the lane. A stable door takes you from the kitchen to a small rear courtyard with table and chairs. Extra chairs are stored in the utility room if required.
There is no parking immediately outside the cottage (the lane is fairly narrow) but there is on-street parking just yards from the front door around the corner.
£100 security deposit requested please.
Electricity, central heating and WiFi included. One basket of logs supplied.
Bed linen and towels provided.
Strictly no smoking please.
*10% discount available for 2 people.
Please note the kitchen has beamed a ceiling with low headroom, so could be slightly awkward for those who are very tall.
At a Glance
- Saturday changeover
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 1 Bath/shower room
- No pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Open fire/woodburner
- Towels provided
- Travel cot available
- Equipped with a highchair
- Equipped with a washing machine
- No smoking
- Nearest shop: 0.1 mile away
- Coast: 10 miles away
- Nearest pub: 0.1 mile away
Dolgellau is an ancient market town with over 200 listed buildings, supposedly the highest density in Wales. The name Dolgellau, pronounced Dol-geth-lie, is thought to derive from the words "dol" meaning "meadow" and "(y) gelli" meaning "grove" or "spinney" giving the translation "Meadow of Groves". King Arthur and his knights were said to roam freely in the area and held court at the mighty peak Cader Idris, also known as the Seat of Arthur.
Dolgellau is the perfect base to explore Snowdonia National Park. There's plenty of things to do whatever the weather - walking, mountain biking, whitewater rafting, kayaking, forest playgrounds, the Centre for Alternative Technology and King Arthur's Labyrinth.
Dolgellau is great for exploring the beaches of North Wales - there is a popular beach at Barmouth and quieter Blue Flag beach at Fairbourne, both about 15 minutes drive along the Mawddach estuary. A steam engine runs from Fairbourne as well. And it's only a short drive to wonderful Portmeirion and Harlech Castle.
There's a great choice of places to eat in and around Dolgellau. From friendly cafes to pubs with blazing fires and gourmet restaurants noted for their quality and use of fresh, local ingredients. Try Welsh Black Beef, local sea bass or sewin, freshly baked Bara Brith, Welsh cakes and honey buns. You could even drink in the old courthouse or Owain Glyndwr's parliament building.
OUR TOP THINGS TO DO
Do the Panoramic Walk and the Torrent Walk, both easy on the legs and great views, download maps from Snowdonia National Park.
Enjoy a cooked breakfast at Yr Hen Efail - friendly, clean and fantastic food.
Make it a full Gourmet Getaway with dinner at Y Meirionnydd - lovely little bar and great restaurant in the cellar
cross the estuary from Barmouth to Fairbourne along the wooden railway bridge.
Visit Coed y Brenin - great for mountain biking and Go Ape climbing of course, but also a good visotor centre and cafe.
This is an ideal little house from which to visit all the great attractions in North and Mid Wales. Perfectly situated in walking distance of the centre of Dolgellau but lovely and quiet too. Very well equipped and great communication with the manager and owner.Mrs Sue Carey - 13th August 2018
A beautifully decorated and well equipped cottage, a real home from home. This property is a real little gem, really has the wow factor. The local area is perfect if you like walking and also very close to the beach for those hotter days and has beautiful golden sands.Mrs J Wood - 10th July 2017
The owners have gone out of their way to ensure that there is everything at the cottage that a guest could possibly want. Nothing left to chance. It was superb and so comfortable that we both fell at home straight away. An excellent place to holiday, relax and enjoy. Only concern was parking availability but that was soon overcome.Mrs Kay - 6th October 2016
Perfect location for the town centre and local attractions. Cottage itself is tastefully decorated and thoughtfully equipped with everything you could think of and more - a real home from home. Also lots of information about the property and leaflets about local attractions. The hosts were welcoming, helpful and offered recommendations for attractions and restaurants. All in all a fantastic place and would highly recommend.Ms Foden - 12th September 2016
The cottage was just as we'd hoped it would be. It had everything we needed.Peter M - 1st June 2016
We loved the cottage it was perfect!Allyson T - 2nd May 2015
We had a lovely time. The cottage was very nice, clean and comfortable!Fiona M - 17th April 2015
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