A large stone-built house stands above agrassy field that slopes down to a small rivernar Dolgellau in Snowdonia.. Tan Llan Holiday Cottage in Dolgellau.

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Dolgellau holiday cottages are ideally located for exploring the beautiful Snowdonia National Park and the north Wales coast.

This dark-stoned former slate town in Gwynedd lies on the banks of the River Wnion in the shadow of Cadair Idris. Surrounded by lush countryside and packed with some of Wales' most beautiful architecture, Dolgellau is undoubtedly one of the country's most enchanting towns. Take a wander through pretty squares and narrow streets from your Dolgellau holiday cottage, and you will notice remnants of a thriving woollen industry, with old mills scattered along the riverbank. Dolgellau has 200 listed buildings - more than any other town in Wales. Don't miss Cymer Abbey, which dates back to 1198, or the main bridge over the river, built in 1638. The town centre is full of independent shops and eateries, and there is a regular farmers' market where you can pick up the finest local meat and cheese. Dolgellau is a popular base for climbers tackling the ascent to the summit of Cadair Idris - a strenuous hike with breathtaking views of the estuary and coast.

Sleeps
12
Bedrooms
5

Bryn Cemllyn is a large rural holiday cottage in Gwynedd that sleeps 12. Located in the Coed-y-Brenin Forest near Dolgellau, it lies inland from the coast at Barmouth and just south of the Snowdonia National Park - a fabulous location for holidays in the Great Outdoors. Pets Welcome.

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Behnd a wooden 5-bar gate astone-built Gwynedd holiday cottage with twin gables overlooks a large lawn
Sleeps
10
Bedrooms
4

Pandy Isaf is a delightful detached rural cottage beside the River Clywedog in Dolgellau, North Wales. The large and pet-friendly cottage features spacious rooms with exposed beams, a wood burner and stone walls, contemporary elegance, manicured grounds, serenity and proximity to Snowdonia.

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A large L-shaped Gwynedd holiday cottage house with a deck and rockery garden. garden.
Sleeps
6
Bedrooms
3

Outdoor enthusiasts of all ages can use Llety’r Bugail, a country cottage with mountain views located in the small market town of Dolgellau, Gwynedd, as their home base to explore scenic Snowdonia National Park by foot or mountain bike or make a day of it at nearby Fairbourne Beach. Sleeps 6.

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Self-catering holidays in Dolgellau are also popular among cyclists, who have a variety of spectacular routes to choose from within a few miles of the town. The Mawddach Trail follows a disused railway track to the charming coastal resort of Barmouth, while Coed y Brenin Mountain Bike Centre offers exhilarating downhill rides. Several renowned heritage railways are nearby, including the Corris Railway and the Fairbourne Railway. Dolgellau lies on the approach to the Mawddach Estuary and is a short drive from the coast. A 20-minute drive along the estuary will take you to the charming seaside resort of Barmouth, with a lovely seafront and sandy beaches. Further north, the rugged Llyn peninsula is home to deserted coves, sweeping bays and coastal walks.

One of Dolgellau’s most surprising aspects, due to the size and tranquillity of the area, is the large world music festival it holds every year (The Sesiwn Fawr Festival, translated to English, means ‘The Big Session’). It has outgrown its original location in the town centre and is now held on the outskirts, drawing in large crowds with a diverse range of well-known artists.

Dolgellau offers some of the best walks in Wales around the Cader Idris. A beautiful walk to the Copper Mine at Glasdir provides a view of Dolgellau’s history in the gold rush of the nineteenth century, as the town was home to a considerable amount of gold deposits. Being situated in the Coed y Brenin Forest Park offers a huge collection of interesting walking and cycle routes, with the Dolgellau holiday homes acting as a perfect base from which to explore the many touring walks around Snowdonia.