Book a Welsh Country Cottage for self-catering holidays in the small Welsh town of Dolgellau in Snowdonia and enjoy incredible views of the Welsh mountains from a peaceful and traditional town setting. Dolgellau’s location means it is perfect for those who enjoy walking and exploring, with heritage railways and walks around the Cader Idris Mountains nearby. The surrounding area is known for it’s beautiful countryside and places of historical interest, offering activities such as hiking, horse riding, white-water rafting and climbing. The vast amount of walks and activities to do in and around Dolgellau makes it the perfect place to experience a Welsh holiday in a traditional country cottage.
Tal y Waen Cottages. Owl & Buzzard are 2 spacious coastal cottages in a remote rural location in Snowdonia. These comfortable stone-built barn conversions in Gwynedd offer stunning views 2 miles from Dolgellau on the lower slopes of Cader Idris, close to the beautiful Mawddach Estuary. Pets welcome.
- Sleeps 4
- Bedrooms 2
- Bathrooms 1
Nestling in the heart of Dolgellau, a rural Welsh mountain village, Wenallt is a large and dog friendly Welsh holiday cottage that sleeps 14. This tastefully furnished house is perfectly located for holidays discovering Snowdonia, the Lleyn Peninsula and lies within easy reach of sandy beaches.
- Sleeps 14
- Bedrooms 6
- Bathrooms 4
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.
- Sleeps 12
- Bedrooms 5
- Bathrooms 4
Dolgellau is home to the Dolgellau Golf Club, which offers a large 9-hole course and a restaurant that serves delicious food daily. Even for non-golfers the site offers incredible views of the soaring Cader Idris, one of the highest and most spectacular mountains in Wales. Dolgellau also acts as the main base for climbers of Cader Idris due to its close vicinity and easy access to routes around the mountain. For train enthusiasts or simply those that want to enjoy more of Snowdonia’s stunning landscape, Dolgellau is a good centre for visiting a collection of narrow-gauge heritage railways including the Corris, Fairbourne and Talyllyn Railways.
At the centre of Dolgellau are collections of traditional independent stores in beautiful stone buildings. There’s also a large farmers market once a month, offering delicious home-grown fruit and veg, meat and chutneys from local Welsh businesses.
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, which, 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 offers a view of Dolgellau’s history in the gold rush of the nineteenth century, as the town was home to a huge 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 town acting as a perfect base from which to explore the many touring walks around Snowdonia.