Cottage in Dolgellau, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales - Tranquil Location Below The Foothills Of The Rhinog Mountains in Snowdonia
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Idyllic cottage in Snowdonia
Very neat cottage ideal for exploring the amazing South Snowdonia area. You wake up to the sound of rushing water from a nearby stream, and in the evening watch the shadows grow on Cadair Idris.
Lovely cottage in a lovely area
Classic Welsh stone built cottage. Well equipped and comfortable. Location needs to be seen to be believed. Lovely holiday . Thank you.
Our stay at this delightful property was everything that we could have hoped for and more
We have just returned from a week stay in Snowdonia at this cottage with our two children aged 7 & 9. We were absolutely thrilled with the weather which was sunny all week, only raining once overnight. The views, serenity and location were the key factors that we enjoyed most about our holiday at Hawdamorr. We couldn't fault the facilities and the hospitality of our hosts, Paul, Jen, Solwyn and Scooby. Our children had a delightful time playing with Solwyn and Scooby was one of the friendliest pooches we've met. We found it ever so handy to have the bicycle trail to Barmouth within such close reach, just across the toll bridge at the end of the road. We made good use of this, taking turns to venture out early and catch the estuary coming to life, occasionally with a mystic low lying mist and at other times, warm sunshine with birdlife aplenty. The two walks we ventured on were relatively short due to little legs. The Torrent walk, out of Dolgellau, along a river with untouched beauty. The other was the New Precipe Walk, offering unrivalled views of the estuary, we recommend taking a picnic as there is a table up top to stop and enjoy the view with a hot flask of tea. We treated the kids to Bounce Below at Zip World, it was pricey but a most memorable experience. An incredibly energetic time spent laughing, bouncing and sliding, a great one for the whole family! Portmeiron was a delight, a characterful Italianate village on an estuary with captivating Ornamental gardens as well as exploratory beach walks, Cafe Glas served scrumptious food. Fairhaven beach was a chilled and relaxing day with far-stretching white sands and pebbles for the kids to play. The George 3rd pub was our favourite stop for evening meals, stumbling distance from the cottage, breathtaking sunsets and watching the ducks and wildlife with a beer. They do very tasty food with a varied selection, we didn't run out of choice and the kids thoroughly enjoyed it too. In Barmouth, we favoured the Lobster Pot for sitting and watching the water and the hills whilst being served basic but tasty fayre, (an egg and bacon sarnie after the mornings bike ride).
We are itching to return to the area and miss the views from the cottage already. It was cosy, warm, well appointed and in a perfect location to access the surrounding areas. Thank you for accommodating us Jen, Paul and Solwyn, we can't recommend this beauty highly enough.
Becky & Martin
1st-8th April 2017
Dear Becky, Martin, Archie and Ruby,
Thank you so much for you kind comments. We are so pleased you enjoyed your week here. We also enjoyed meeting you all and Soli and Scooby in particular enjoyed having fun with Archie and Ruby (such well behaved charming kids!)
Glad you had good weather for the week too.
You must come back again and don't forget to have the carvery on Sunday at the George III.
Paul, Jen, Soli and Scooby
We stayed in this beautiful house and used it as a base to explore northern Wales. But we could've easily just stayed in the house and explored the immediate area. Or just stayed in the house. It's large, and warm and comfortable and beautifully decorated. We had everything we could've possibly needed. We loved the town of Dolgellau. We wish we could've stayed longer... or forever. We highly recommend walking down to the King George for a pint and some food.
Excellent cottag, best location you could wish for
Absolutely gorgeous location and cottage, it's in probably one of the most sort after locations in Snowdonia, in a valley with lush views of the mountains, and surrounded by great walking paths such as the new precipice walk, the best cycle path in Wales is 3 mins away. The town Dolgellau is a haven of celtic and Welsh speakers with so many high quality restaurants and shops, its real Wales. I am a Brit that lives in Hong Kong and stays in some of the best hotels in the greatest locations in the World, and i can honestly say hand on heart this is one of the best cottages, nicest owners and locations for an enchanting and unique holiday. We spent 2 weeks here and never ran out of things to do as its location is the apex to accessing everything in the area, and at the end of a adventurous day its a wonderful retreat, quiet, beautiful and serene. Highly recommended we will be back, we came as a family from the other side of the world and will come again. We love this location in Wales and the cottage. Sad to be leaving and going back to reality !
Excellent base to explore a lovely area
Stayed at the cottage as a base to do some walking in the area. It fitted our needs very well and proved to be well equipped and well laid out, everything you could need was close to hand and the only thing that took any figuring out was the local councils recycling scheme. Overall I wouldn't hesitate in recommending this property to anyone wanting to holiday in this lovely part of Wales.
The Cambrian coast offers miles of gorgeous dune sandy beaches, the nearest of which is Barmouth just 6 miles away.
We recommend bringing your car, but for those who prefer to travel light, then Barmouth train station is just 6 miles away and the BUS stops at the bottom of the hill.
Beach - Barmouth - (6 Miles)
Coed Y Brenin Mountain Biking Centre (10 Miles)
Cadir Idris (3 Miles)
Snowdon (50 Miles)
Shops, Leisure Centres etc. - Dolgellau (4 Miles)
Pub - The George III (15 Minutes walk across the estuary or a 2 Minute Drive)