A truly unique and secluded stone farm cottage, set in a completely out-of-the-way location, in the hills 10 miles north of Dolgellau (about a 30 minute drive into the town). On a working sheep farm of 700 acres, this cottage is in a superb location in the Snowdonia National Park with wonderful scenery, excellent walking from the door, mountain biking trails and waterfalls. The cottage is carbon neutral with electricity from a water turbine and heating from a ground source heat pump.
Cwm Hesgen has been sympathetically renovated and retains many original features. The cosy beamed sitting room has large woodburner in the traditional inglenook fireplace (logs provided), comfortable leather sofas, Sky digibox TV, DVD player, CD player and WiFi. A stable door leads from the sitting room to the conservatory with its superb views, slate floors and cane furniture. The spacious kitchen/diner has a tiled floor with a dining table and chairs, dishwasher, washing machine, and fridge/freezer. It is well equipped with everything you need to cater for yourselves should you wish. Upstairs are three beamed bedrooms - a double with TV/DVD and an en suite shower room with WC, a twin room, and another double room. The modern bathroom has a bath with a hand shower attachment and WC. Some films, books and games are supplied for guests. WiFi and pay phone available. Outside, the cottage has a slate patio with picnic table and brick barbecue, in fenced and gated grounds. Fantastic views from the back garden, and a garden bench at the front to also take advantage of the countryside. Use of barn for mountain bike storage, etc.
The location of this cottage is very special in a little known area of the park. Once here you may find you don't want to move much, just exploring what is on your doorstep. Should you decide to venture out the nearest town of Dolgellau is a traditional market town and has a good selection of shops, cafes and pubs. An amazing drive over a remote mountain road takes you to the town and lake at Bala for water sports and boat hire on Llyn Tegid (Bala Lake) and the little steam Railway at Llanuwchlyn. There are a network of paths and bridleways to explore and quiet roads for cyclists. For mountain bikers you are located close the trail centre at the Coed Y Brenin, which also has a good cafe, forest walking trails, orienteering courses and a good children's play area and discovery trails. The family bike trail at Traswsfynydd is also a short drive away. Day trips could be taken to the nearest beach resorts at Porthmadog and Harlech and the Italianate village at Portmeirion,
Electricity and heating included
Bed linen and hand towels provided. Bath towels by arrangement
Cot and high chair available by arrangement
At a Glance
- Sleeps 6
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 Bath/shower rooms
- No pets allowed
- WiFi available
- Open fire/woodburner
- Cot available
- Equipped with a highchair
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- Equipped with a washing machine
- Smoking allowed
- Private parking
- Nearest shop: 8 miles away
- Coast: 16 miles away
- Nearest pub: 5 miles away
Everything was excellent as expected, the cottage itself was amazing, the owner was very friendly. Would definitely recommend it. Mr Alex Peiu - 7th January 2019
Have stayed many times here over the last 10 years or so. Will be back.Mr D Broom - 14th November 2018
The location was the best yet. We could not fault anything. I would like to say that your staff are fantastic, always happy to help and arrange payment plans to make holidaying possible. I highly recommend Wales cottage holidays. Stress free and always a pleasure to book through. Already booked for next yrs holiday through you. Thank you. Mrs Emily Groves - 6th August 2018
Highly recommended hide away holiday cottage. Very well equipped and comfortable. Loved the situation and the sheer peace. Owners very pleasant and helpful yet gave me complete privacy. Garden and conservatory make it an all year round pleasure. Kitchen very well equipped. Mrs Lynda Rogers - 11th June 2018
A proper get away from it all location, excellent walks from the door and stunning countryside to explore.Mrs Kathryn Coultas - 8th May 2018
very good cottageMrs P Van Hecka - 10th November 2017
Superb Location, very tranquilMr P Slaney - 24th July 2017
Cwm Hesgen was a lovely peaceful cottage in the heart of Wales. Mr Kevin Poile - 3rd July 2017
Great cottage fantastic location ,great views all around,so peaceful and quiet location ,kids enjoyed the views ,stream and nearby waterfalls.Mr S Higgs - 6th June 2017
Wonderful location, well equipped. Good facilities. Would recommend cottage to anyone.Mrs Criddle - 25th July 2016
A great cottage with lots of character in a remote and interesting environment with plenty of local hiking trails. Owners were very helpful.Dr Mortimore - 6th March 2016
The cottage is very good and we had a super week (our second visit) and would go again.Mrs Wallace - 11th September 2015
For holidays in Wales, it can't be beaten!Mr Levick - 31st August 2015
We love Cwm Hesgen, this was our third visit. The location of this cottage is astonishing, and we treat our visits there almost as a retreat.Ms Hale - 19th May 2015
Stunning location.Mr Hall - 16th September 2014
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