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.
Just a short drive out of the picturesque market town of Dolgellau, down a long and winding private road, in Snowdonia you will find Pat & Julian Jones ready to welcome you to the beautiful Tal y Waen Cottages. Owl and Buzzard Cottages are two lovely, single storey, stone built barn conversions set within the stunning scenery of Dolgellau and Cader Idris.
Away from the hustle and bustle of town life, here you have miles of unspoilt, stunning scenery to explore at your leisure. Whether you want to relax, partake in one of the many outdoor activities or take in the culture and explore the Snowdonia region, you could not find a better base. The surrounding area is ideal for walking, climbing and cycling (amongst many other activities) and is also renowned for its abundance of wildlife. For a more leisurely day, why not visit one of the nearby lakes or beaches?
If you just want to relax, you will find our cottages have everything you need. For a night in, each cottage has a well equipped kitchen, comfortable sofa, TV with DVD player and selection of DVDs, CD player and selection of books and board games. If you want to relax outside, you have a small private garden with furniture, BBQ and lockable shed for your use with stunning views and access to our field.
Laid out on one floor for easy accessibility, with minimal impact to the surrounding area and recently decorated to a modern yet comfortable style, Tal y Waen cottages provide spacious and homely open plan living areas, 2 comfortable bedrooms each, with plenty of storage and a shower room. The cottages are cosy in the cooler months and fresh and airy in the warmer seasons.
Within easy reach of the main house, should you require it, the cottages are set apart for your privacy.
All fuel, power, bedlinen and towels are included in the rent.
The water is a fresh, natural, private supply direct from our well. It is UV filtered and tested regularly.
A well behaved pet is welcomed upon request.
Dolgellau is a pretty market town in the lower slopes of Cader Idris - part of the Snowdonia National Park. The town has all the amenities you need plus award winning restaurants, artisan bakeries, art galleries and much more. This is the ideal location to discover the wider area, packed full of natural wonder and ancient history. You will find old evidence of the slate and gold industries alongside beautiful forests, lakes, waterfalls, beaches and mountains. At night enjoy the tranquility and the beauty of the star filled skies. There is plenty to do and yet you can feel totally free and away from the crowds.
What our guests say on Trip Advisor:
"Very enjoyable very comfortable pat and julian very friendly"
A very pleasant cottage very comfortable very peaceful situated in a very beautiful part of england views wonderful pat and julian were very friendly and we would certainly recommend this cottage. we did not want to come home
steane family, norwich, December 2009
"Wet but great fun!"
The accommodation was superb, lots of lovely fluffy towels provided and very friendly proprietors. Spectacular views although we were exceptionally unlucky with the weather so Mountains often masked by cloud. Local town provides all that is required shopping and restaurant wise. Enjoyed the cows wandering past our window at breakfast time! A super place for walkers and nature lovers.
Alice Pringle, Shropshire, December 2009
"Great location and views"
The location of this pet-friendly cottage means you can walk from the door and leave the car behind. Stunning views from the warm sitting room. Unlike many holiday cottages the kitchen is well-equipped.The only downside is that there's no outside lobby for wet and muddy walking gear.Despite tranquil rural location it's only a few miles from Dolgellau for food shopping and the great George III pub at Penmanpool is a pleasant 20 minute walk away.
Kate Godwin, Buckhurst Hill, January 2013
"Excellent place for an active but quiet family weekend."
The cottage was better than the pictures and was exactly what we were looking for, i.e. in the country, with spectacular views, but nearer enough to the essentials. Would definitely look to use the place again.
Crockford, Leamington Spa, December 2011
This was the third time we have stayed with Mr. & Mrs Jones. The cottage, location, general conditions etc. cannot be better. We would recommend this cottage very highly.
Keith, Newark, Notts., December 2009
"a peaceful retreat"
We were very pleased to be able to take a holiday at this peaceful location, booking was easy, and on arrival we were greeted with a hospitality tray which was very welcome, and a lovely homely feel to the cottage which was to a high standard. It was nice to get to meet the owners who could advise us about the area - places to go etc. The cottage was beautifully appointed, with central heating so we were nice and warm, given the time of year. Although the cottages are surrounded by the fields and countryside, which gave us a lovely view, Dolgellau was only two miles away, so very convenient for the necessary shopping. A thoroughly enjoyable week that we would love to repeat.
The Bamptons, Southampton, England, December 2009