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.

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

Gamekeeper's Cottage, Y Felinheli, Gwynedd, Wales

3 bedroom Rural Retreat, North Wales.

With superb garden and country views and an excellent location close to Snowdonia National Park, this pet-friendly 3 bedroom rural retreat could be a great place to get away from it all.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £440 to £965 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 6 people in 3 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: Yes (4 dogs welcome)
Rating: Not assessed
Next availability:
from 29 October 2017 to 03 November 2017; from 06 November 2017 to 17 November 2017; from 19 November 2017 to 18 May 2018;

phone 01492564960 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Milkwood Bach Log Cabin for 2 to 3 people, Brithdir near Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales

1 bedroom Lodge, Southern Snowdonia.

Ideal for honeymoons or romantic breaks at any time of year, this one bedroom log cabin could be your personal love nest in Snowdonia for a week or a short break.

Price range from £560 to £868 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 3 people in 1 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 30 October 2017 to 03 November 2017; from 06 November 2017 to 23 December 2017; from 28 December 2017 to 29 December 2017;

phone 01341 450248 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Milk Wood 5 Star Log Cabin, Brithdir near Dolgellau, Gwynedd, Wales

2 bedroom High quality log cabin, North Wales.

Come for a high quality break in our cosy log cabin set within a small group of log cabins encircled by woodland and accessed by a private road.

Special features: free internet access.

Price range from £504 to £840 per week
Sleeps from 1 to 4 people in 2 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 1
Pet Friendly: Yes (2 dogs welcome)
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 30 October 2017 to 03 November 2017; from 08 December 2017 to 11 December 2017; from 26 December 2017 to 27 December 2017;

phone 01341 450248 emailClick here to email owner more info >

Ty Mawr Farmhouse, Snowdonia National Park, Llanuwchllyn, Gwynedd, Wales

4 bedroom Holiday Farmhouse, Pennant Lliw Valley .

Large 4 bedroom holiday farmhouse with stunning views out over the Pennant Lliw Valley and out to Mount Arenig, a private hot tub and an excellent location within Snowdonia National Park close to Bala (and with fishing available on a private river).

Special features: outdoor hot tub.

Price range from £499 to £1291 per week
Sleeps from 4 to 8 people in 4 bedrooms
Number of bathrooms: 2
Pet Friendly: No
Quality Rating: ratingratingratingratingrating (5)
Next availability:
from 04 November 2017 to 10 November 2017; from 13 November 2017 to 17 November 2017; from 20 November 2017 to 08 December 2017;

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

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 03 November 2017 to 23 November 2017; from 26 November 2017 to 27 November 2017; from 30 November 2017 to 01 December 2017;

phone 01244 500 540 emailClick here to email owner more info >
We have no cottages within Dolgellau itself currently. However,the properties listed above are all within a 40 mile radius of Dolgellau. For more options please take a look at our search assistant or to widen your search, why not take a look at available Last Minute Cottages in Wales