Self catering holiday cottages to rent in Ganllwyd, Gwynedd, Wales

With tree lined streets and a setting by the river, the village of Ganllwyd in Gwynedd in North West Wales is an attractive place for a country cottage holiday. What’s more, this village enjoys a setting close to Coed y Brenin Forest Park along with Coed Ganllwyd National Nature Reserve and lies within Snowdonia National Park, making this location a great choice for a country break.


What Ganllwyd offers for Cottage Breaks

Find a great selection of self-catering accommodation on Country Cottages Online. Choices include Welsh country cottages, rural retreats and log cabins. Read on for more information on what this part of Wales has to offer for special breaks away.

Ganllwyd is home to the National Trust owned Dolmelynllyn Hall which is now a hotel set in stunning grounds and forestry, much of which is Forestry Commission and National Trust owned as well. The area in and around Ganllwyd is particularly picturesque making it a very appealing place for a cottage holiday.

Two rivers lie nearby, the Mawddach and the Gamlan, and there are three spectacular waterfalls within the enchanting Coed y Brenin which means ‘the Forest of Kings’. This forest is covered with beautiful oak and conifer trees, and it is in fact the oldest forest in all of Wales. Covering an incredible 16,000 acres of land, there are miles and miles of marked tracks which can be used for walking and cycling, or even horse riding, and there are also plenty of areas for picnicking. The stunning twin waterfalls of Rhaeadr Mawddach and Pistyll Cain are not accessible by road but can easily be seen on a lovely walk through the forest towards the rushing sound of these beautiful falls.

Wildlife lovers will love coming to Coed y Brenin to spot some of the many species that can be seen. From the rare red squirrel to polecats, otters and deer, seeing or photographing some of these beautiful creatures is a lovely way to spend a sunny afternoon in Ganllwyd.

Ganllwyd lies within the Snowdonia National Park, which is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in all of the United Kingdom and a great place to enjoy the great outdoors whilst on a self-catering break. A must-see, or even a must-climb if you love adventure, is Mount Snowdon, the highest peak in both England and Wales. Ascending to the top of this towering natural structure and seeing the sprawling and panoramic views over the surrounding areas will be a sight that you will never forget. Even if you don’t decide to climb Snowdon, seeing it for itself is just as incredible.

With a friendly population of people, Ganllwyd is home to a couple of individual shops, and some lovely cafes and pubs. It makes a great place for a rural retreat break in this part of Wales, especially if you love the great outdoors and wonderful backdrops.

Book a Ganllwyd cottage and look forward to discovering some of the best of Gwynedd on holiday.

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Tan Llan, Dolgellau, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales

8 bedroom Large Country House, Ganllwyd 3 miles away

sleeps 8 - 16 guests
8 - 16
8 bedrooms
8
8 bathrooms
8
no dogs allowed
5 star

Large country house in Snowdonia National Park.

Special features: free internet access, games room.

Weekly Price from: £2118
Next availability:
from 04 July to 10 July 20 from 16 August to 28 August 20

Milk Wood Bach Log Cabin for 2 to 3 people, Brithdir near Dolgellau, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales

1 bedroom Lodge, Ganllwyd 4 miles away

sleeps 1 - 3 guests
1 - 3
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

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.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £490
Next availability:
from 31 July to 08 August 20 from 15 August to 21 August 20

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

2 bedroom High quality log cabin, Ganllwyd 4 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

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

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £525
Next availability:
from 08 August to 25 September 20 from 02 October to 19 October 20

Milk Wood Lodges: Wnion Wood, Brithdir near Dolgellau, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales

2 bedroom Pine Lodge, Ganllwyd 4 miles away

sleeps 2 - 4 guests
2 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

Comfortable and welcoming 2 bedroom log cabin, located next to woodlands within the Wnion Valley just 3 miles from Dolgellau, this holiday lodge is highly rated on Trip Advisor.

Special features: free internet access, outdoor hot tub, sauna.

Weekly Price from: £462
Next availability:
from 24 August to 01 September 20 from 04 September to 24 October 20

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

6 bedroom Farmhouse, Ganllwyd 9 miles away

sleeps 1 - 10 guests
1 - 10
6 bedrooms
6
4 bathrooms
4
no dogs allowed
5 star

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).

Weekly Price from: £784
Next availability:
from 05 September to 31 October 20 from 07 November to 27 November 20

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

4 bedroom Holiday Farmhouse, Ganllwyd 9 miles away

sleeps 4 - 8 guests
4 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
5 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £697
Next availability:
from 04 July to 18 July 20 from 01 August to 15 August 20

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

7 bedroom Large Country House, Ganllwyd 9 miles away

sleeps 1 - 15 guests
1 - 15
7 bedrooms
7
7 bathrooms
7
dog-friendly cottage
4 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £1456
Next availability:
from 11 September to 09 October 20 from 16 October to 23 October 20

Dafarn Newydd Countryside Cottage, North Wales , Dinas Mawddwy, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales

1 bedroom Couple's Cottage, Ganllwyd 10 miles away

sleeps 1 - 2 guests
1 - 2
1 bedrooms
1
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

Idyllic one bedroom romantic retreat in Snowdonia’s Dovey Valley.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £275
Next availability:
from 13 June to 20 June 20 from 27 June to 04 July 20

Llawrdref Farm Cottage, Abersoch, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales

3 bedroom Rural Retreat, Ganllwyd 11 miles away

sleeps 2 - 6 guests
2 - 6
3 bedrooms
3
1 bathrooms
1
no dogs allowed
4 star

This lovely 3 bedroom holiday home is nestled on a farm by beautiful unspoilt countryside on the Llyn Peninsula, just 1 mile from the nearby sandy beach with its long stretch of golden sands.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £300
Next availability:
from 08 June to 20 June 20 from 26 June to 25 July 20

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

2 bedroom Cottage, Ganllwyd 11 miles away

sleeps 1 - 4 guests
1 - 4
2 bedrooms
2
1 bathrooms
1
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
4 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £239

5 Ivy Terrace, Borth-y-Gest, Gwynedd, North Wales, Wales

3 bedroom Cottage, Ganllwyd 13 miles away

sleeps 1 - 8 guests
1 - 8
3 bedrooms
3
2 bathrooms
2
no dogs allowed
4 star

Sleeping up to eight people in three bedrooms, this charming coastal cottage on the Llyn peninsual boasts sea views.

Special features: free internet access.

Weekly Price from: £357
Next availability:
from 08 June to 12 June 20 from 26 June to 07 August 20

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

4 bedroom Barn Conversion, Ganllwyd 15 miles away

sleeps 4 - 8 guests
4 - 8
4 bedrooms
4
2 bathrooms
2
dog-friendly cottage, 2 dog(s) welcome
2
5 star

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.

Weekly Price from: £623
Next availability:
from 02 November to 06 November 20 from 20 November to 23 December 20