Bryn-yr-Odyn Cottage

Dolgellau, Snowdonia & the Lleyn Peninsula

  • This cosy cottage combines historic architecture with modern conveniences, comfortably accommodating up to three people in a peaceful rural setting in the south Snowdonia National Park. Free Golf included, on the remaining three holes of the former Dolgellau Golf Club nearby.

You can book this property from:

  • £325 per week
  • £46 per night
  • 3 Guests
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • No Pets
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Freezer


  • 1 bathroom
  • 2 WCs
  • Towels not provided
  • Shower


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Private parking

How far to ...?

  • Beach 10 miles
  • Pub 1 mile
  • Shop 1 mile

Special Features

  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Golf


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 3pm
  • Check out: 10am


Formerly the coach house adjoining the owners' historic C17th Welsh longhouse, Bryn-yr-Odyn Cottage is entirely self-contained, with its own private entrance at the rear. The cottage stands in 1.5 acres of landscaped gardens bordered by a mountain stream, on the outskirts of Dolgellau, at the foot of Cadair Idris. This is a tranquil, private setting, yet only a 10 minute stroll into the centre of town.

The cottage is ideal for a couple, but can accommodate up to three guests. There is night storage heating throughout, supplemented by a flame-effect electric fire in the living room and heated towel rail in the shower room. WiFi is available. The accommodation comprises:

Entrance Porch: a double glazed entrance porch at the rear of the building, leading into a small inner hallway. One step down into the:

Living Room: a spacious room with three-seater sofa and additional armchair, living flame-effect fire in modern surround, flat-screen TV with Sky Entertainment and Sports package, DVD player, antique desk and grandfather clock, and a small dining table and chairs in the bay window. To one side of the living room are folding partition doors leading to:

Single Bedroom: on the ground floor, with built-in wardrobe, drawer units and a chair.

Shower Room: also on the ground floor, with a contemporary suite, electric shower in cubicle, WC, basin in vanity unit, heated towel rail, shaver point and illuminated mirror.

Kitchen: with modern fitted units, electric single oven and ceramic hob with extractor hood over, microwave and integrated fridge. Guests also have access to a washing machine and freezer in the former stable immediately adjacent.

From the living room, carpeted open-tread stairs lead up to the first floor bedroom, which is open to the staircase.

Double Bedroom: with beamed, sloping ceilings and some limited headroom to the sides of this spacious room; double bed, built-in vanity area, wardrobe, two armchairs and a bookcase with a good selection of books.

En Suite: a small en suite cloakroom with WC and basin, is located adjacent to the top of the stairs, with three steps down into the cloakroom.

Note: this cottage retains many features of an old building, including sloping, beamed ceilings and several changes of level. The first floor is not suitable for the infirm and there are some steps between rooms on the ground floor.

Outside: to the front is space for one car and garden furniture is provided for use on the lawned area immediately to the front of the cottage, overlooking the owners’ gardens to which guests have access.

Golf: The first three holes of the former Dolgellau Golf Club, a short distance away, have been retained by the owner and are still being maintained to a high standard.  There are two par 4’s and a par 3 with a practise ground which is 200 yards long.  Guests staying at the Lodges and Bryn-yr-Odyn Cottage have exclusive use of the facility during their stay, free of charge.  The owner is a PGA Professional and is available for lessons or guidance if you wish to play many of the fine courses in the area.  This should be arranged prior to arrival.

Pets & Children: The owners are unable to accept pets, babies or children at the property as they have dogs of their own which are not used to other dogs or young children. Their own dogs will sometimes be unattended in the gardens.

Bryn-yr-Odyn Cottage provides an ideal base for walkers, cyclists and mountain bikers, standing as it does at the foot of Cadair Idris, surrounded by the mountains of South Snowdonia. Coed-y-Brenin Forest, with its walks and mountain biking trails, is 8 miles to the north, and the beaches of Barmouth and Fairbourne about 10 miles west. The Mawddach Trail provides a gentle off-road walking and cycling route along the Mawddach Estuary. Dolgellau is an interesting old market town with narrow streets and heavy stone architecture, a range of local shops, small supermarkets, pubs and cafés.

Electricity and electric heating included; WiFi included

Bed linen and towels provided

No smoking inside please


Enjoyed our stay - recommend cottage. Excellent location with useful parking space. Easy access to town centre by foot. Very welcoming hosts.

Mrs B Rundell,

A great cottage and a wonderful garden where we spent much time in this hot weather.

Mr O Pickering,

Delightful cottage in a beautiful location. Great birdwatching in the garden. Mawddach Trail lovely.

Norma Harrop,

We loved our stay at this cottage. It was very comfortable and very tastefully decorated. It was a great base to explore from and just a short walk to the town with a variety of places to eat and drink

Mrs Julie Wass,

5 stars for cottage and area. The owners are wonderful hosts. Looking forward to coming back soon.

Ms Maxine Whittingham,

Bryn-yr-Odyn Cottage was the perfect location for our few days in Wales. It was a very welcoming home to return to after a long day of hiking and we were able to settle in immediately on arrival. Sarah the host was always available, very helpful with arrival and happy to give any local advice. The cottage was lovely and a very easy short walk to the centre of the village. I would definitely recommend staying here if in the area and we would happily return.

Zarah Wiles,