Holiday lets in Llanelltyd, Gwynedd, Wales
The village of Llanelltyd can be found in Gwynedd in north Wales, just north of the market town of Dolgellau. Set in a picturesque area, close to the coast and near to the Afon Mawddach River, for hundreds of years it was the only settlement with a bridge over the river. Nestled close to hills and conveniently close to the A496 and the A470, this could be a great place for a Welsh self-catering getaway.
Facts about Llanelltyd for Cottage Holidays
The village is perhaps best known for the relics of Cymer Abbey which dates all the way back to 1198. This 12th century abbey used to draw villagers from far and wide to worship within its walls, being the centre of religion in this part of the country. The remains of Cymer Abbey are open to the public for most days of the year, making them a must-see if you happen to be visiting or taking a cottage break in Llanelltyd.
The village is quite small and there are no shops. There is a however, a lovely restaurant, with outdoor seating for those sunny days! There are also plenty of holiday cottages available to rent and there are plenty of shops, pubs and restaurants to be found in the neighbouring villages and towns including Dolgellau. Dolgellau is also worth a visit for its Tourist Information Centre which offers free leaflets along with help and advice on local attractions.
The beautiful countryside around Llanelltyd and the Mawddach Estuary is perfect for going on relaxing strolls or challenging hikes. There are walks that can be taken called the Precipice Walk and The Panorama Walk which are classic walks in the area, dating back to Victorian times. These routes take in the spectacular scenery around Dolgellau, Barmouth and Llanelltyd and are the best way to see some of these wonderful backdrops. The Mawddach Way is another walk which is quite challenging, and uses existing walkways around the beautiful hills which will take you through forestry and open fields.
Cycling is another popular activity in Llanelltyd, and there are many lovely routes that can be taken through quiet country lanes and around mountains. The heart of Snowdonia National Park is very close by and is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in all of Wales, and should definitely be explored, by bike, car or foot, when on a cottage holiday in this serene and stunning part of Wales.
Llanelltyd is a great place to visit for a self-catering walking holiday or one filled with history and nature as it has a lot to offer those who decide to see this hidden gem for themselves. When it comes to finding a comfortable place to stay, Country Cottages Online feature an excellent choice of accommodation including dog-friendly cottages, family cottages and romantic retreats.
Featured Self catering country cottages near Llanelltyd, Gwynedd, Wales:
1 bedroom Couple's Cottage, North Wales.
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Relax by the riverside with a stay at this beautifully presented 1 bedroom romantic retreat which enjoys private access to the riverbank and fishing, with superb country views and a location just 2 miles from Caernarfon and 15 minutes' drive from Snowdonia National Park.
Special features: free internet access.
|from 01 March to 08 April 20 from 13 April to 16 May 20|
3 bedroom Rural Retreat, North Wales.
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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.
|from 01 March to 21 March 20 from 28 March to 05 June 20|
2 bedroom High quality log cabin, Southern Snowdonia.
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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.
|from 02 March to 07 March 20 from 12 March to 13 March 20|
7 bedroom Holiday House, Wales.
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Fantastic large 7 bedroom holiday house complete with a sauna, ideal for a group of friends or family, this property has plenty to offer groups, including an excellent location in the heart of Llanberis.
Special features: sauna.
|from 01 March to 06 March 20 from 08 March to 13 March 20|
2 bedroom Cottage, Snowdonia National Park.
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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.
|from 01 March to 27 March 20|