The mountains of Snowdonia and a rugged stretch of coast are both on the doorstep of Lanegryn holiday cottages. This peaceful village is located in the county of Gwynedd, in Northwest Wales. It lies within Snowdonia National Park, south of the mountains. By road, it is four miles north of Tywyn and 17 miles south of Dollgelau. The village’s population is just 300 including neigbouring farms, making self-catering holidays in Lanegryn perfect for visitors who want to experience life in an authentic rural community, in an unspoiled corner of Wales. There are two train station nearby – Tonfanau and Llwyngwril, both of which are less than three miles from the village.

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There are several beautiful landmarks in and around the village, including St Mary’s Church, a listed medieval building with an intricately carved rood screen dating back to 1520. Lanegryn’s Gothic-style Methodist chapel was built in 1811, and the ruins of ancient Castell y Bere are not to be missed on self-catering holidays in Lanegryn. Birdwatchers and hikers often visit the village due to its close proximity to the soaring mountain of Cadair Idris – a strenuous ascent which is rewarded with incredible views across the region. Nearby, Craig yr Aderyn (Bird Rock) is a unique inland breeding site for cormorants. Drive north along the dramatic coast road from Lanegryn and you will soon reach the dark-stoned former slate town of Dolgellau, nestled on the banks of the River Wnion.

With some of Wales’ most beautiful architecture, it is well worth reserving an afternoon to explore by foot. The historic centre is home to pretty squares and narrow streets, and dotted with the remnants of a thriving woolen industry, with old mills scattered along the riverbank. Further north, Barmouth is a classic seaside resort on the banks of the sweeping Mawddach estuary.