What to Expect

This beautiful stone cottage lies in the heart of Snowdonia and is the perfect place to escape from it all with some good friends and family.

It is at the end of a private country lane in the shadow of the local landmark mountain of Cadair Idris while also being a short drive from the coast.

Wear yourselves out through the day with country walks, sightseeing and the best local hospitality, and take some homegrown produce back to enjoy in a traditional farmhouse kitchen, complete with its own aga and plenty of room for young and old alike to enjoy themselves.

At A Glance

Secluded location
Original stone cottage
Horse grazing field nearby
Large country kitchen with aga
Oil fired log effect stove
800 acre site


Off-road parking
Bike storage outhouse
Cot and high chair available
2 TVs and wifi

About Dwynant

Sleeping five in three spacious upstairs bedrooms, two doubles and a single, one double with storage and the other with breathtaking views first thing in the morning. There’s a cloakroom downstairs.

Traditional from the outside but entirely up to date inside, all rooms are naturally lit, with comfy but stylish furnishing to help enjoy the two TVs and the wifi.

The private country lane has plenty of room for off-road parking, and the original stone walls give an uninterrupted view of the grazing horses in the next door field; you can even bring your own horse if you have one.

Map of Area

Things To Do in Dolgellau

What you do while you’re staying in Dolgellau very much depends on the type of holiday you want. There is so much on offer that it suits everyone from the adventurous and athletic to those who just appreciate natural beauty, peace and quiet. Or history. Dolgellau, once known as Dolgelly, is the historic county town of Merionethshire and has sites dating back to the Romans; don’t miss the chance to visit the ruins of Cymer Abbey or Camlan the field where King Arthur is said to have fought his last battle.

Dolgellau is on the edge of Snowdonia National Park, offering plenty of opportunities for hikers, climbers, horse riders and white water rafters. It is also on the northern edge of Cardigan Bay, which has some of the most spectacular views in Europe, especially at sundown. Visit the superb local eateries at Barmouth or Tywyn for an unforgettable evening.

This northwestern part of Wales is also famous for its slate mining history, and the railways connected those mines to the many ports in the area. Along the way, those railways span some almost unbelievable heights and are themselves a major source of tourism, not to mention volunteers helping to restore and preserve them. Meanwhile, the Mawddach Trail, maintained by the National Park, has converted an unused line into a spectacular walking, running, cycling and horse riding trail from Dolgellau to Morfa Mawddach, all along the coast. The Trail skirts the estuary of the River Mawddach, which is home to rare nesting birds and a must-see for naturalists.

Last Word

Don’t say it too loud because Dolgellau is one of the few real hidden gems in England and Wales. An hour’s drive from Birmingham, this part of the country has escaped attention by those without the eyes to see and choose to staycate in overcrowded attractions as advertised on tv. Part of the charm of Dwynant is that it benefits from this kind of peace and quiet while being in the heart of some truly stunning countryside.

This is not a barn conversion. It is a tailor-made country home, built from local slate and as solid as the nearby mountains which make up Snowdonia National Park. It is a proper rural residence, as is witnessed by the horses who graze here without a care in the world. You’ll have to fight over who gets the best bedroom because one has its own storage while the other has a view of Cadair Idris, a slightly smaller version of Mount Snowdon itself.

Off-road parking on a private country lane, bike storage, a field for your horse to graze in if you have one, and all the room in the world for a well behaved dog to express themselves while you enjoy the scenery. Local history, coastal views, and superb Welsh cooking while you’re out. Then your very own aga and state of the art tech when you get home, ready for a cosy night in.
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