Dinas Mawddwy, Snowdonia & the Llyn Peninsula

  • 4 Star
  • If you’re looking for a tranquil setting surrounded by mountain scenery, this detached holiday cottage, Snowdonia National Park is the perfect retreat. Sleeps 6

You can book this property from:

  • £464 per week
  • £66 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 23 miles
  • Pub 4 miles
  • Shop 6 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports


  • Walk-in shower
  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.


If you’re looking for a peaceful, tranquil setting surrounded by mountain scenery, Maesmor holiday cottage, Snowdonia National Park offers the perfect retreat. This detached cottage is located in a small rural hamlet and boasts a large private garden and a mix of traditional and modern decor. Enjoy the scenic views along mountain roads and absorb the fresh air along mountain and countryside walks. Visit Lake Vyrnwy and Wales' largest natural lake (Llyn Tegid) for watersports, lakeside cycling and much more. This is the Gateway to Snowdonia National Park, near the source of the beautiful Dyfi River and valley. Part of an 'International Dark Sky Reserve', this area is also officially recognised as one of the best places for 'star-gazing' within Snowdonia National Park.

Ground Floor

Spacious and modern sun / garden room with stunning and wide views across the Dyfi Valley, finished to a high specification. Room includes two large sofas, sound system and bookshelf. Slate flooring throughout.

Snug art deco sitting room full of character including original wood panelling and beams. Open fireplace (or electric fire stove on request). Modern comforts include two contemporary sofas, high-definition freeview TV and DVD player. Slate flooring.

The third living room is a tranquil and cosy parlour with a period fireplace feature, and wooden flooring. Comfortable seating, table and chairs.

Contemporary kitchen fully equipped with electric oven/hob, microwave and dishwasher. Separate utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, small freezer and Belfast sink. Slate flooring throughout.

Dining room sits six adults comfortably. Room has original features including cast iron bread oven and period beams. Slate floor and wonderful views across the Dyfi Valley.

Shower room with large walk-in shower, fitted basin and toilet. Slate flooring and a heated towel rail.


Light double bedroom with yellow accents featuring a wooden bed and chest of drawers. Wardrobe hanging space and bed-side tables/lamps.

Second double bedroom with grey and turquoise accents featuring a cast-iron fireplace and bed. Art deco wardrobe and dressing table along with bed-side tables and lamps.

Light twin bedroom with green and pink accents featuring a pine wardrobe and bed-side drawer unit/lamps. Room has views over the garden, and across the Dyfi Valley, to the rear of the property.

Spacious period bathroom with over-bath shower, fitted washbasin and toilet. View over fields to the rear of the cottage, across the Dyfi Valley.


Private and enclosed garden, with flower beds, garden furniture and a charcoal BBQ set.

From this holiday cottage Snowdonia National Park’s beautiful landscape views can be enjoyed in their full glory from this peaceful spot. The garden is also a great location for bird-watching/bird-feeding' and 'star-gazing'.

Outdoor lockable building for secure bike storage, available on request.

Additional Information

  • Bed linen, hand and bath towels and hairdryer provided
  • Electricity, storage heaters and electric heating all included
  • Logs and coal provided for the open fire
  • Wifi available
  • Books, DVDs, games and maps available for your use in the cottage
  • Toilet rolls, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets, liquid laundry detergent and toiletries provided
  • No pets or smoking in the cottage
  • Travel cot and high chair available on request. Please bring your own bedding.
  • Off road parking
  • No mobile network - ideal if you're looking for a real break away from every day distractions. However, if you need to be contactable at the cottage, a landline phone is provided that can accept incoming calls.
  • *If you prefer an electric fire stove, rather than an open fire, please request this at the time of booking.
  • It is possible to order food delivery from Asda and Tesco


This detached holiday cottage, Snowdonia National Park is located in the small, rural hamlet of Llanymawddwy and enjoys beautiful, open views across fields and mountains. Close to the foot of Aran Fawddwy, the highest mountain in Southern Snowdonia and near the highest pass in Wales which leads to Vyrnwy and Bala lakes with their wide range of watersports.

Dinas Mawddwy (4 miles) offers a lovely village pub / restaurant along with a Visitor shop/café. A further 2 miles brings you to the village of Mallwyd with a small grocery shop/Post office/Garage for fuel. At the other side of the highest pass in Wales, there is also another highly recommended pub / restaurant at Tafarn yr Eagles Inn, Llanuwchllyn near Bala (8.5 miles).

Maesmor holiday cottage, Snowdonia National Park is also central to three beautiful market towns; Dolgellau (13 miles), Bala (14 miles) and Machynlleth (17 miles). They are all worth a visit and offer a good range of shops and plenty of good restaurants, including ‘Y Meirionnydd’ in Dolgellau, ‘Number Twenty One’ in Machynlleth, ‘Cross Foxes’ and ‘Bwyty Mawddach’, both near Dolgellau. There is also a lovely café that offers free wifi at Dolgellau, called T.H.Roberts, Parliament House.

Amongst the range of things to do during your stay at Maesmor, the mountain walk over Aran Fawddwy is highly recommended – with the added bonus of having a village pub to welcome you at both ends. If you enjoy walking, Aran Benllyn and Cadair Idris also offer popular mountain walks. For a more relaxing day out, sit back and enjoy the views on Bala Lake Railway or the narrow gauge railway at Talyllyn. Snowdonia National Park has also been awarded the 'International Dark Sky Reserve' status and Bwlch y Groes Pass, (just 2 miles from the cottage) has been rated as one of the best places for 'star-gazing' within the National Park. Grid Reference SH 913232.

Other recommended days out include the RSPB Centre at Lake Vyrnwy, the Centre for Alternative Technology, Coed-y-Brenin mountain biking centre and Go Ape’s tree top adventures. The Dyfi Osprey Project and the Museum of Modern Art in Machynlleth are also worth a visit and if you have time, travel the Cambrian Coast Railway from Machynlleth to Pwllheli – one of the most scenic railway routes in the world.


Llwybr Rhyd y Cwm – short, signposted footpath starting from the doorstep of your holiday cottage, Snowdonia National Park. This route takes you along Cwm Dyniewyd Valley to a waterfall.

Llwybr Llaethnant – this signposted walk starts at the bottom of Bwlch y Groes, the highest pass in Wales. It takes you past a number of beautiful waterfalls and also leads to the peak of Aran Fawddwy and Creiglyn Dyfi, the source of the Dyfi River. 1 mile from the cottage.

Aran Fawddwy – most popular starting point is at the foot of the mountain in Cwm Cywarch. 3 miles

Dyfi Valley Way follows the River Dyfi from the estuary in Aberdyfi to the source at the summit of Aran Fawddwy and back down along the south side of the river via Machynlleth and down to Borth. Maps and guides can be obtained at the Tourist Information Centre in Machynlleth. Join path 3 miles from cottage.

Cadair Idris (mountain walk) – 3 main routes starting from Dolgellau (13 miles), Minffordd (13 miles) and Abergynolwyn (18 miles).Cadair Idris mountain range. 14 miles


Lake Vyrnwy – Canoeing, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing - suitable for the whole family. 11 miles

Llyn Tegid, Bala – sailing, canoeing, kayaking, abseiling, windsurfing, raft building etc. 14 miles

National White Water Centre, Canolfan Tryweryn – White Water Rafting, Kayaking & Canoeing. 18 miles


The country lanes from the cottage are ideal for cycling and offer great views. 0 miles

The Mawddach Trail – scenic route along the old railway line from Dolgellau to Barmouth. Suitable for all ages – for cyclists, walkers and wheelchair users. 13 miles

Dyfi Mountain Biking - various tracks, all starting from Machynlleth. 17 miles

Coed-y-Brenin Mountain Biking Centre – Suitable routes for all ages. 21 miles


Llyn Efyrnwy / Lake Vyrnwy - Wild brown, stocked brown and rainbow trout. 11 miles

Llyn Tegid, Bala - the only place in Wales where you will find a fish called Y Gwyniad. 14 miles

Llynnoedd Cregennan Lakes near Dolgellau. 17 miles

Sea fishing at Barmouth. 23 miles


Dolgellau Golf Club - 9 hole golf course. 13 miles

Bala Golf Club - 10 hole golf course. 14 miles


Bwlchgwyn Pony-Trekking Centre - suitable for anyone over 4yrs. 21 miles


Barmouth/Abermaw Beach - long, sandy beach with Blue Flag award. 23 miles