Cae Merllyn

Dolgellau, Snowdonia & the Llyn Peninsula

  • 4 Star
  • Lovely Dolgellau holiday cottage for 5 in Snowdonia offering excellent walking, water sports & mountain biking at Coed-y-Brenin. Only 12 miles to sandy beaches

You can book this property from:

  • £418 per week
  • £60 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

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


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher


  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided


  • Cot


  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 12 miles
  • Pub 2 miles
  • Shop 2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • Ground floor WC
  • Ground floor bath/shower room

Important - please note

House Rules

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


This pet-friendly Dolgellau holiday cottage offers excellent walking, water sports and mountain biking (Coed-y-Brenin) and is only 12 miles from the sandy beaches at Barmouth and Fairbourne. Cae Merllyn holiday cottage in Snowdonia National Park is based on a working sheep farm 2 miles from Dolgellau and enjoys beautiful countryside views. It also has a lawned area with picnic bench and outdoor toys.

Ground Floor

Adjoining the owners’ farmhouse B&B, this Dolgellau holiday cottage has a fitted kitchen including microwave, slim dishwasher etc, a cosy living room with Sky TV, DVD & CD player and a ground floor bath/shower room. Utility outbuilding with w/machine, t/dryer and lockable storage space.


3 cosy bedrooms overlooking great countryside views. This includes 1 double, 1 twin and 1 single with cot.


Enclosed lawned area with a picnic bench and outdoor toys.

Lockable outbuilding with w/machine, t/dryer and storage space for bikes etc.

Additional Information

Milk in the fridge coffee, tea, sugar, biscuits and cake to welcome you on arrival. Let us know if you're celebrating a special occasion and we will include an extra surprise in your welcome pack as well.

Towels and bed linen provided.

Electricity and oil central heating included.

Wi-fi available at the cottage.

Range of games and films provided.

Food delivery service is available to the cottage. Further details will be sent when you book your holiday.

Dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, dish cloth and sponge, soap and toilet paper provided.

No smoking inside.

Free chauffeur service available to town and back on request (ask the owner).

If you wish, we can also book a table in advance for you at one of the recommended local restaurants. Let us know when and what kind of food and setting you require and we will do the rest.

Maximum of 4 pets welcome, free of charge (ground floor only) and not to be left unattended. Please notify us when booking.


Great location. Fantastic property clean and comfortable. Garden ideal for dogs very secure.

mrs H,

This property made for a lovely stay and the location was just stunning, if you’re lucky enough to stay here when it’s not foggy then you’re able to see the mountains from the bedroom windows and the garden! The garden is very secure and safe for dogs. I was really pleased that there was an Amazon fire stick available so I was able to access my Netflix. The owner was really helpful and friendly when I got lost on the way to the property, and even turned the lights and heating on for us when we were nearly there. However she also gave us the space that we needed whilst we were staying there and we really appreciated that. If you have naughty dogs like me then I would suggest bringing your own baby gate as the one provided doesn’t fit the bottom of the stairs. Overall I had the best time and this property is largely responsible, it is only a 30 min drive from 2 stunning beaches and there is a co-op about a 5 min drive away in Dolgellau so very convenient for shopping. Highly recommend to pet parents and anyone else who wants to stay in the heart of Snowdonia. We will definitely be returning.

Miss D,

We throughly enjoyed our stay at Cae Merllen, beautiful cottage everything was perfect, from relaxing in the cottage to enjoying days out on your doorstep this was definitely the perfect holiday with our Doggies. Thank you.

Miss R,

Great property, plenty of space for 3 people and a dog. Excellent locations for trips up and down North Wales. Highly recommended

Miss O,

A lovely, warm welcoming cottage in a beautiful location. Good facilities, dog secure garden with great walks nearby. Also a great pub a short drive or reasonable walk away. We had a lovely time and hope to return next year.

Mrs M,

Property was awesome very accommodating for the dogs with a secure garden. Ideal location and close to local amenities

Mrs C,

Great value for money, quality furnishings, really comfy beds and sofa and chairs. Quiet peaceful, private garden. Everything you need for a great holiday especially with dogs too.

Mrs P,

Such a lovely, clean and cosy cottage. Booked at very short notice (same day) and host was so accommodating and even left tea,coffee and cakes for our arrival. Beds were spotless and so comfortable. Garden was enclosed so perfect for our dog and 2 children. Cannot wait to go again!!

Mrs G,


Cae Merllyn holiday cottage in Snowdonia National Park is situated on a working farm in Brithdir, 2 miles from Dolgellau. At the foot of Cader Idris mountain it provides an excellent location to explore Mid and North Wales.

There is a highly commended restaurant less than a mile from this Dolgellau holiday cottage and plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles up the road in Dolgellau itself. The cottage offers excellent walking, water sports and mountain biking (Coed-y-Brenin) and is within 20 minutes drive of the sandy beaches at Barmouth and Fairbourne.

Attractions in the area include the Centre for Alternative Technology and Slate Caverns in Corris, the majestic Harlech Castle (World Heritage site) as well as traces of earlier occupation throughout the area, such as hill forts, stone circles and even a Roman amphitheatre.

The nearby Mawddach Estuary is another beautiful and largely unspoilt gem which is well worth a visit, not to mention the Corris Craft Centre, King Arthur's Labyrinth (a great family day out), narrow gauge railways galore and the RSPB Bird Reserve at Penmaenpool.


Barmouth Beach – long, sandy beach with Blue Flag award. 12 miles

Fairbourne Beach – sandy beach. 12 miles

Water sports

Bala Lake – sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, raft building etc. 15 miles

National White Water Centre, Canolfan Tryweryn – White Water Rafting, Kayaking & Canoeing. 20 miles


Torrent Walk – Brithdir - moderate leisure walk approx 2½ miles along the river – 0 miles (by the cottage)

Precipice Walk – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages. 3 miles from cottage

New Precipice Walk – Llanelltyd - suitable for all ages. 5 miles from cottage.

Panorama Walk – Barmouth - suitable for all ages. 12 miles from cottage.

Cadair Idris (mountain) – 3 main routes starting from Dolgellau (2 miles), Minffordd (5 miles) and Abergynolwyn (10 miles).

The Mawddach Trail – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages – walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users. 2 miles


Coed-y-Brenin Mountain Biking Centre – Suitable routes for all ages. 9 miles

The Mawddach Trail – As above


Dolgellau Golf Club – 9 hole golf course. 3 miles

Horse riding

Bwlchgwyn Farm Pony Trekking Centre - suitable for anyone over 4yrs. 11 miles