Converted from a single storey barn, this property offers comfortable, open-plan living and two bedrooms, able to sleep four people. This lovely semi-detached cottage just two and a half miles from the market town of Dolgellau is set in a wonderful tranquil location on the lower slopes of Cader Idris. The cottage is full of modern amenities and old-world charm, making it a comfortable, pleasant spot for a family vacation. The property also comes with access to a lovely garden, set in wooded hills and surrounded by beautiful mountain scenery. With so much to do in the local area too, this is a destination not to be missed.
Amenities: Oi...l central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview, DVD. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Enclosed lawned garden with gravelled sitting area, garden furniture, BBQ and wonderful mountain views. One dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops, pubs and restaurants 2.5 miles.
Region: Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.
Town: Far from the usual tourist crowds, this lovely small market town is located in the heart of southern Snowdonia and is set between the imposing Cader Idris mountain range and the sea. Located in an ideal spot for combining the many outdoor pursuits on offer in Snowdonia with trips to the soft sandy beaches of Barmouth, Fairbourne and Aberdovey, the charming town of Dolgellau is ideal for anyone looking to spend a holiday away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The selection of shops, pubs and places to eat in the town itself is large and there are a number of the nearby coastal resorts for variation. This is a wonderfully tranquil location offering superb scenery, mountains, forests, waterfalls, castles and beaches.
Excellent place for an active but quiet family weekend.
Left on 12/02/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Crockford
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.
A luxury cabin in a magnificent mountain retreat...
Left on 11/05/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Pat Davies
The owners were friendly and helpful but not too fussy so we felt nice and relaxed as we should be on holiday. They let our unruly pet lurcher play in the field with their own lurcher so there was even a holiday romance!
The cottage was like a mountain cabin - truly luxurious and a great kitchen for cooking up monster meals after a day in the hills. The bedrooms were pretty, spacious and well furnished. The setting was superb - right in the midst of the wooded mountainside and from the garden you could see the peak of Cadair Idris poking above the forests - it was more like Yosemite than Wales!
You could do some great walks straight from the cottage or just venturing out for a few miles in the car
although it seemed like we were staying in the deepest wilderness the town of Dolgellau was just down the road for the shops and there was even a Breton onion-seller peddling his wares in the town centre when we were there.
Although the weather was a bit wet we had a magnificent week - far exceeding our expectations. The only downside was the free range cattle that roamed around the cottage at night so I couldn't take the dog out for his late night walk. Also they only do Friday to Friday bookings so we missed a day of our holiday as we can't get out of work on Friday and can't generally leave home until Saturday.
Left on 12/20/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | Keith
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.
a peaceful retreat
Left on 12/18/2009 for a stay in September 2008 | The Bamptons
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.
Left on 12/18/2009 for a stay in July 2009 | Dunning Roamers
We received a friendly, warm welcome from the owner, who also lived nearby & was available if we required anything during our stay.
The cottage was compact, clean with a well stocked kitchen.
The location was fabulous with great views of the mountains. There were a number of interesting walks, starting right on the doorstep. The town of Dolgellau was lovely with everything we required, but a car is needed to replenish food stocks as it is quite a long, steep walk back to the cottage.
We loved the views & the peaceful surroundings.
If I have to find any drawbacks it is possibily that it was rather too far to walk to the pub or takeaway in the evening !
We had a lot of rain during our stay.... but even that didn't spoil our holiday..... we had a lovely time at Buzzard Cottage.
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