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Llety'r Bugail
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Llety'r Bugail

Guests enjoy the stunning beauty of Snowdonia National Park and the spectacular Cader Idris mountain range during their stay at Llety’r Bugail, a large cottage in the small market town of Dolgellau, Gwynedd.

This child-friendly country cottage North Wales provides modern, well-equipped accommodation at a high standard. Llety’r Bugail is a stone-built one-storey cottage with a pretty garden, uncovered water feature, and large front balcony perfect for dining while enjoying crisp mountain air, all surrounded by 7 acres of fields.

All three bedrooms afford guests with spectacular Snowdonia mountain views. The kitchen includes breakfast bar and dining area, while the sitting room comes with electric log-effect stove, TV with FreeSat+, DVD player, and PlayStation 2 with games.

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Reviews

Beautiful location, 5 star property...

The welcome upon arrival was fantastic.
We had homemade cake, fresh cut flowers, wine and welsh cakes waiting for us when we stepped through the door.
The accommodation was excellent a real 5 star stay. The whole place was very clean and thoughtfully furnished and the kitchen stocked everything to could ever need.
A real home from home and a great base to explore the fantastic Snowdonia area.

Sam S

Large, well furnished, spotlessly clean and well maintained with

sevvy7

Superb accommodation, but not as disability friendly as advertis

Fabulous accommodation with quality furniture and bedding etc. Very comfortable beds. Excellent showers - hot and powerful ! Everything you could possibly need was provided. Lovely welcome pack from the owners Mr & Mrs Lewis, with sponge cake and Welsh cakes to go with a cuppa after a long journey. There were also fresh flowers which were a lovely touch.
The one disappointment was that we booked this particular accommodation because the Sykes website said that access was "via 5 steps to the front door, or level access at the back".
Unfortunately this wasn't the case, as you can't drive your car all the way up the quite steep slope to the back door access as it is too narrow. You have to park the car in front of the property at the bottom of the slope. You then have to walk up the slope which is at least as steep as a flight of stairs to even reach the steps which lead to the front entrance.
This meant that my parents, in their late 80's with mobility problems, had to struggle up and down the steep (especially to them) slope and climb up the five steps to the front door. As there is no hand rail, we had to assist them every time.
What a pity that the slope can't be widened to let the car go all the way to the top level (back door). If we had brought the wheelchair with us, it would have been almost impossible to use.
I can't help thinking this issue could easily be solved and would be a Godsend to any others who book this property thinking it was suitable for wobbly elderly or disabled relatives !

retford

A Great Family Holiday

This cottage more than lived up to the brochure description. It is one of the very best cottages we have stayed in. All the equipment was perfect, including two superb bathroom/shower rooms. We were four adults and two children with ages from 5 to 73 and really enjoyed our holiday. The welcome pack, including home mad cake, wine, etc made us feel instantly at home and we would recommend it highly.

Fiddler

my perfect cottage

Excellent friendly service from Sykes Cottages.
The home was easy to find and we loved the views from the front balcony. Everything inside was clean and modern and the layout was good. Although a short distance from the centre of the village, it was near a supermarket and garage. It was ideally situated for a walking and cycling holiday with the lovely trail along the Mawddach estuary nearby and the Coed-y-Brenin Forest within easy reach. I cannot really think of anything I disliked about it!

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Fantastic location and faultless accommodation

We ahd a lovely week here and will be comong back!The rooms are beautifully furnished and every last detail has been thought of.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Excellet property with plenty of space

A very well appointed property. with plenty of space in every room. everthing that you require whilst on holiday was supplied. An excellent property to stay in at all times

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Beautiful location, 5 star property....

The welcome upon arrival was fantastic.
We had homemade cake, fresh cut flowers, wine and welsh cakes waiting for us when we stepped through the door.
The accommodation was excellent a real 5 star stay. The whole place was very clean and thoughtfully furnished and the kitchen stocked everything to could ever need.
A real home from home and a great base to explore the fantastic Snowdonia area.

Sam S

Exceeded expectations

Light and very spacious, well-appointed accommodation. Welcoming tray with home-made cake on arrival. We especially liked the pleasant balcony with table and seating accessed through the patio doors. There were only two of us, but the property is well-equipped for six.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Best holiday home in 40 years

We rented both properties for a family and friends holiday. They were both very well appointed and extremely clean. The view from the balcony and the quiet location more than made up for the long uphill walk after eating out (actually I'm lying, because one of my sons and I drove and didn't drink.
The internal stairway was unlocked for us, making it easy to move between properties.
The outside area under the balcony was ideal for tinkering with bikes, even in rainy weather. Talking of which, the only criticism was the lack of a tumble drier.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Large, well furnished, spotlessly clean and well maintained with great views

sevvy7

Excellent Cottage in Dolgellau

Lovely Cottage on the edge of Dolgellau. Cottage well looked after and extremely well maintained - one of the best we've ever stayed in. All mod cons in a great setting with mountains right on the doorstep. Lots of places to visit locally and plently to do for families. Welcome tray on arrival had excellent cake!

Ray Parsons

Llety'r Bugail, Dolgellau

Llety'r Bugail is a fantastic property set right on the uplands above Dolgellau, with fabulous views over Cadair Idris and the mountain ranges. It was beautifully clean, well equipped and, more than anything else, dry! The North Welsh weather let us down for the first time ever, but since this was about our 40th trip, it is hardly indicative of what one can normally expect. The area was beautifully quiet, with few but very friendly neighbours, and there was enough wildlife to keep the most ardent of naturalists quiet for a goodly while.
As a result of little or no light pollution, particularly late at night, the night skies were absolutely outstanding, and the provision of patio furniture enhanced the experience.
There are plenty of shops nearby to assuage the hunger of all but the greediest of tourists, and the cottage is a great centre for exploring all of Gwynedd and beyond. We had a superb week, and greatly enjoyed what was provided. As an added bonus, the blackberry bushes were in full fruit, so the resultant pies/crumbles were a joy to behold, and something that the supermarket didn't supply. (Mind you, they did provide the custard!)
All round, an excellent place to get away from the lunatic world we all live in, and recharge the addled brain.

Dafydd Manton

Superb accommodation, but not as disability friendly as advertised.

Fabulous accommodation with quality furniture and bedding etc. Very comfortable beds. Excellent showers - hot and powerful ! Everything you could possibly need was provided. Lovely welcome pack from the owners Mr & Mrs Lewis, with sponge cake and Welsh cakes to go with a cuppa after a long journey. There were also fresh flowers which were a lovely touch.
The one disappointment was that we booked this particular accommodation because the Sykes website said that access was "via 5 steps to the front door, or level access at the back".
Unfortunately this wasn't the case, as you can't drive your car all the way up the quite steep slope to the back door access as it is too narrow. You have to park the car in front of the property at the bottom of the slope. You then have to walk up the slope which is at least as steep as a flight of stairs to even reach the steps which lead to the front entrance.
This meant that my parents, in their late 80's with mobility problems, had to struggle up and down the steep (especially to them) slope and climb up the five steps to the front door. As there is no hand rail, we had to assist them every time.
What a pity that the slope can't be widened to let the car go all the way to the top level (back door). If we had brought the wheelchair with us, it would have been almost impossible to use.
I can't help thinking this issue could easily be solved and would be a Godsend to any others who book this property thinking it was suitable for wobbly elderly or disabled relatives !

retford

Excellent equiped and spacious holiday cottage in a nice neighbo

We visited the cottage as two elderly couples and were very pleased with the spacious rooms. We also were very happy with the two bathrooms, one for each couple. The ladies were very excited about the well equiped kitchen and all the accessoires in it. They like to cook and bake all kind of stuff and they have done their very best. The town centre is a few minutes away by car, but you also can walk to the centre; it is about 15 - 20 minutes. The return from the town centre is a bit harder as you must walk up along a hill, but for those who like to walk it is very well to do, especially if you did have your diner in town and you had a few drinks or glases of wine accompanying your meal.
If it is a bit sunny, the terrace invites you to sit down and enjoy the surroundings with a nice drink at hand and a very well view at Cader Idris. An excellent place for exploring the North-West area of Wales.

JavaMo

Great Property

Stayed at this house for a week with 2 friends on a fishing trip. Great start being welcomed with a greeting card and some lovely cakes !

The accommodation was just as described and spotlessly clean and tidy, all the equipment worked a treat and the beds were all very comfortable. One double bedroom has a good en-suite and the other two bedrooms can share the larger bathroom.

We didn't enjoy the best of weather on our trip and we were soaked on all but one day...thankfully there was a good utility room downstairs which was entirely suitable for drying our gear ready for the next day.

Always a good sign when my friends intend to go back with their wives !

KP22051

Absolutely great! Recommended.

As with the previous reviews, this accommodation and the hosts were great. From the quality of the accommodation, its cleanliness and the chocolate cake on arrival.

A real home from home, we found nothing wanting when preparing diner, from bottle open to carving knife.

We were a group of two couples and the location is ideal for many of the sites and places to visit in North Wales. For leisurely cycling we popped into town, (10 mins downhill walk), and hired bikes for a 9 miles cycle out to Barmouth on the flat Estuary trail.

For diner we again walked down hill to town but you might want to think twice about the second helping of dessert before the up hill walk back.

Neil P

The cottage was absolutely wonderful - spacious, clean, well equipped, very comfortable. The owners have obviously taken trouble to ensure their guests are looked after. We would definitely recommend it to our friends and would visit again.

Mrs Sherriff

Llety'r Bugail was a lovely cottage in a lovely position. The weather for this part of Wales was good and it was nice to have the balcony to sit out on and gaze at Cader Idris.

Miss Oakley

One of the very best cottages we have stayed in. The welcome "pack" of home made cake, wine etc. made us feel instantly at home. It was an excellent holiday home. It should have five stars.

Mrs Clark

Enjoyed our stay at Lletr'y Bugail, very comfortable. Good views of hills, Cader Idris looked good with snow on top. Would visit again.

Mr Clarke

Felt cottage was very good value for money, location & views The amount of space was fantastic, welcome cake, as well as having a cot and high chair provided. Having lambs in the field off the drive.

Mrs Beer

The design of the cottage was superb and it's location second to none in terms of outlook, wonderful.

Mr Otter

Fantastic location with views over Cadir Idris mountain range. Peaceful location but easy reach of amenities. Clean and well looked after cottage; one of the best we have stayed at.

Mrs Dring

Good area which I knew but the house and the welcome were excellent. An ideal property for our group of granddad and grandma, son and daughter in law and two young grandsons.

Mr Gallon

Wonderful scenery all round - patio enjoyed especially stunning views. I would recommend Sunday lunch at 'Bwyty Mawddach', Llanelltyd.

Ms Brownnutt

The cottage was excellent - they had thought of everything with a welcoming cake and welsh cakes, with milk, tea and coffee, and a lovely vase of flowers so welcoming! It had a lovely homely feel about it and the furnishings were so comfy, such a relief after a hard days walking. A lovely area with fantastic walks.

Mr Pryke

The quality and position of the property was wonderful. Finished to a very high standard and very comfortable.

Mr Kirkham

Very well equipped - one of the best we've stayed in. Well insulated and warm.

Mrs Hammond Ward

The owner was there to welcome us with home-made tea and cakes. The cottage was 5 star, providing spacious high quality accommodation. It would be a pleasure to recommend this superb property.

Mrs Pulford

Good location to allow plenty of sightseeing and once back you were able to relax in private.

Mr Marriott

The accommodation is fantastic and in a great location.

Mrs Fairbrother

We were made to feel very welcome on arrival. The welcome pack was a lovely surprise. The house sits in a quiet location with wonderful views and is in close proximity to necessary amenities and many tourist attractions. Everything about the accommodation is ideal for a comfortable, restful stay.

Mrs Calvert

Good views of the mountain range Cader Idris from the balcony and very handy for the local golf course. We were given a warm welcome from the owners with a bottle of wine and some lovely home made cakes. All the rooms are on one level so ideal for the not so mobile.

Mr Bellamy

Everything was great, we loved the views. There was lots of space in this property, it was very comfortable and we
would recommend it to anyone.

Mrs Marsay

The Welcome Pack was very special with a home made sponge as well as Welsh Cakes and a bottle of wine. Weather surprisingly good. Great area for walks.

Mrs Mcnally

The welcome cake, flowers and wine were a nice touch and set our holiday off on the right note. The cottage was very well appointed and together with its easy access to Dolgellau and the surrounding areas it makes it hard to beat.

Mr Dickerson

The house was wonderful with large, clean rooms and great views. The covered area under the balcony and the workshop were ideal on rainy days for sorting out wet clothes and tinkering with bikes etc. This is a great place for outdoor activities and I would definitely recommend it.

Mrs Raffe

A very well equiped and comfortable property. The welcoming flowers, wine and cake were much appreciated. We also liked the fact that shower gel, washing up liquid etc were provided.

Mr Kirby

Fabulously appointed house with incredible views. The house was amazingly well equipped, and we couldn't have wanted for anything. To be welcomed by a home-made sponge cake made us feel very welcome. Why this house isn't Five Star is beyond me.

Mrs Manton

Excellent property, well maintained. Nice welcome pack.

Mr Parsons

Very spacious, modern, well maintained, well equipped, immaculately clean property with great bathrooms. The outdoor key safe a great idea for allowing people to go out and come back at different times.

Ms Severne

Lovely cakes and rose wine waiting at cottage. Great views and close proximity to town centre.

Mrs Lawson

The house is fitted with all the necessary equipment to make your life easy. Nice terrace to sit in front of the building with good views on Cader Idris.

Van Mourik

We have just returned from our fourth holiday at this property and we weren't disappointed. The welcome was as warm as ever and everything was perfect. We hope to return again in the not too distant future.

Mrs Calvert

An excellent property and location. If we were the sort of people to return to the same place in future years, this would be it.

Mr Bratley

It was a great cottage. A home away from home. It has had everything we needed. Great location. Would definitely stay here again.

Miss Styles

The house was really great. Clean and spacious. From here you can explore the area properly.

Dirken

The holiday was perfect from start to finish, it was our second time visiting the property and no doubt it wont be the last. Perfect.

Mrs Ashurst

Excellent accommodation - a home from home. Wanted for nothing - everything there. Would definitely recommend. Ideal area for exploring Snowdonia.

Mr Stevens

A lovely house with excellent facilities. Very good patio. Good room for vehicles. Very nice welcoming, altogether, first rate!

Mr Morley

We really loved our stay in Dolgellau. The property was excellent, it felt really homely and the scenery is outstanding. We will definitely return one day to this house.

Fioole

One of the best properties we have stayed at, it felt like home and we felt sad leaving such a lovely house. The property was excellent and cannot be faulted and the welcome pack left for us was very much appreciated. The owners have done a lovely job with the house, would go back soon.

Mr Ellery

Plenty of information: brochures, maps, eating recommendations provided.
Access to the property was fine for us - but would be difficult for a disabled person.

Mr Halstead

Fantastic property, ideally situated for exploring this beautiful area.

Mrs East

We would strongly recommend staying here. The house feels like home, immaculate, spacious, lots of utensils for cooking, TV, games, books, lots of local guides and suggestions, incredible views of Cader Idris mountain. Upon arrival there was a beer, bottle of wine, milk, tea, coffee, Welsh cakes and a cake for us. Excellent location - close to the Eurospar which has a really good selection of ingredients for cooking. Close to the centre of Dolgellau so you can easily walk into town for a night out. The local area is full of things to do from bike riding, hiking, good restaurants, castles, waterfalls, gold mines and much more.

Mr Gwilliam

Our holiday was excellent, it is a perfect holiday home in a stunning location.

Mr Travers

This was our 2nd visit to this lovely cottage. The cottage is well stocked with everything required; crockery, cutlery, plus information leaflets to help plan your days out in this lovely part of the country. This is the best holiday cottage we have visited in 15 years, hence why we returned, and is a credit to the owners, to whom we say "thanks again for a brilliant week."

Mr Stevens

An extremely clean, well equipped Cottage and a wonderful welcome. This Cottage is set in an amazing location with fantastic views.

Mr Moreton

We have stayed in many properties over the years but this was one of the best, would definitely recommend to friends. An excellent property with everything you need, especially the kitchen which was very well equipped.

Mrs Goodin

Everything was first class and in perfect order - could not have been better. Should definitely be 5 star.

Mrs Rathbone

Beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings. There is everything you need and more in the cottage. The beds were excellent as was the cleanliness of the cottage. We could find no fault with it!

Mrs Duranton

Mr Atkins

The fantastic views from the cottage were a delight. We felt welcome and at home straight away. The cottage is situated in a great area with fantastic scenery all around. We cannot wait to come back.

Mrs Thorne

The views from cottage were amazing & sitting on the balcony in the sun was lovely. We found the cottage to be very roomy and comfortable.

Mrs Richardson

The cottage was wonderful! The standard of cleanliness was very high and they obviously take time to ensure the property is prepared properly for guests arriving for their holiday. I would not hesitate to recommend this property to any of my friends or family.

Mr Purvis

We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage, it is beautifully and tastefully furnished and spotlessly clean. The kitchen is large and very well-equipped. There are spectacular mountain views from the lounge, bedrooms and patio.

Mr Meachin