Cottages to rent for self-catering breaks in Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales

Within the beauty of Snowdonia National Park, by the banks of the River Wnion, lies the picturesque market town of Dolgellau in Gwynedd. This is a mountainside town, situated close to the base of the Cader Idris Mountain, a popular mountain for hikers and walkers.


Facts about what Dolgellau offers for Self-Catering Breaks

Dolgellau with its national park location could be an ideal choice for a country cottage holiday or rural getaway. Choices when it comes to finding a place to stay include Welsh country cottages as well as farm-stay holidays.

Lying at the southern end of Snowdonia National Park, there are many walking paths to the summit of Cader Idris including Pony Path, the easiest but the longest route and Fox’s Path, the most direct route to the peak of the beautiful mountain. The views from the top of Cader Idris are truly rewarding and if you enjoy walking, taking one of these trails is a must when staying in or visiting Dolgellau.

Another point of interest close to the town is the 12th century Cymer Abbey, the ruins of which are steeped in history. Dating back to an incredible 1198, Cymer Abbey was once the centre of religion in the village and today makes for an interesting visit whilst on a cottage break.

There are many activities that can be enjoyed in Dolgellau and its surrounding countryside whilst on a self-catering holiday. Some popular ones include climbing, horse riding, cycling and white-water rafting on the river, which is great for any adrenaline junkies out there! There are also a number of wonderful heritage railway stations close to the village including the Fairbourne Railway and the Corris Railway, both of which make excellent day trips from Dolgellau. These narrow-gauge railways have been wonderfully preserved and include museums.

Since 1992, every year, Dolgellau has hosted an annual world music festival called Sesiwn Fawr. Once held on the streets of the village, this festival has now expanded out onto the outskirts due to the popularity of the festival and you may be lucky enough to catch this festival. Acts that have performed at Sesiwn Fawr include Cerys Matthews, Bob Geldof and Super Furry Animals, and crowds in their thousands flock from all over Wales to this fun and exciting event in Dolgellau.

During the summer, the village also hosts another fun festival, the Gwyl Cefn Gwlad which translates into the ‘Festival of the Countryside’. This great event is free and includes a fete and an agricultural show, and all money raised from the array of stalls from the fete is given to charity.

Dolgellau has a wonderful sense of community and is a great place in which to visit for an action-packed holiday in Snowdonia National Park.

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Featured Self catering country cottages near Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales:

Tyddyn Goronwy Beach Cottage, Coastal Snowdonia, Talybont, Gwynedd, Wales

6 bedroom Farmhouse, Snowdonia National Park.

Stunning holiday farmhouse with 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, beautiful gardens and impressive sea and mountain views and with a location within the coastal area of Snowdonia National Park, this is a fantastic high quality spacious holiday home which is ideal for groups of friends or family looking to holiday close to the seaside and is just 10 minutes walk from the local award winning beach.

Special features: free internet access, pool (use of indoor pool at owners nearby caravan park between March and November).

Price range from £600 to £2250 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 10 people in 6 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 4
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 29 September 2016 to 01 October 2016; from 05 November 2016 to 19 November 2016; from 26 November 2016 to 13 May 2017;

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Tegfan Dogs-welcome Cottage, North Wales, Llan Ffestiniog , Gwynedd, Wales

2 bedroom Cottage, Snowdonia National Park.

Stone-built pet-friendly cottage with garden from which you can soak up views of the surrounding countryside, for days out the coast and the blue flag award winning beach at Black Rock Sands is just over 13 miles away and the amazing landscapes of Snowdonia National Park are to be found all around.

Price range from £239 to £495 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 30 September 2016 to 01 October 2016; from 28 October 2016 to 10 November 2016;

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Pensarn Hall Dogs-welcome Cottage, Snowdonia North Wales , Llanbedr, Gwynedd, Wales

7 bedroom Large Country House, Snowdonia National Park.

Pensarn Hall is a splendid dog-friendly Victorian house to rent in the heart of Snowdonia which is ideal for group stays; 7 bedrooms that sleep up to 15 people, a snooker table, a garden with BBQ facilities, kitchens equipped with dishwashers and every appliance one could possibly need for an easy self-catering break in Llanbedr, Wales.

Price range from £1348 to £3030 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 15 people in 7 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 7
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (4)


Next availability: from 07 October 2016 to 14 October 2016; from 31 October 2016 to 04 November 2016; from 25 November 2016 to 02 December 2016;

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Garth Morthin Dog-Friendly Barn near Snowdonia National Park, Morfa Bychan, Gwynedd, Wales

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, North Wales and Cheshire.

Stunning high quality 4 bedroom barn conversion with stunning rural views and a very stylish interior, situated only around a mile from the coast and close to Snowdonia National Park, dogs welcome.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £532 to £1253 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 07 November 2016 to 11 November 2016; from 14 November 2016 to 19 November 2016; from 26 November 2016 to 01 December 2016;

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Garth Morthin Holiday Barn, near Snowdonia National Park, Morfa Bychan, Gwynedd, Wales

2 bedroom Stone-Built Cottage, North Wales and Cheshire.

Idyllic 2 bedroom rural retreat set next to farmlands and hills, close to the coast and to Snowdonia National Park, pets welcome.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Price range from £329 to £665 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)


Next availability: from 05 October 2016 to 07 October 2016; from 21 October 2016 to 23 October 2016; from 04 November 2016 to 11 November 2016;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >

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