Property code: 66579
Traditional stone cottage with hillside garden surrounded by ancient woodland and sheep fields, the perfect rural retreat located in Snowdonia National Park above the Mawddach Estuary with its renowned scenery and walks.
Discover the spectacular beauty of the Snowdonia National Park when you stay at this homely, three-bedroom cottage at Arthog, 6.5 miles from Dolgellau in North Wales. Up to three guests are welcome at the traditional Welsh cottage, which dates back to the 1600s. One happy hound can also join you for exhilarating walks beside the Mawddach Estuary and long, lazy afternoons in the delightful garden, with far-reaching views over the water.
Climb the footpath up the hill, carrying your luggage as you go, to reach this character-filled, stone hideaway. Let yourselves in to discover an open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner with a wealth of original features. Put the kettle on while you get settled then return to the kitchen area to make dinner and sit round the table together. Light the wood burner afterwards then relax on the comfortable seating in front of the TV or with a book. Take a few steps down from the kitchen to the family bathroom then climb the boat steps up to a single bedroom on the mezzanine level. Venture up to the first floor via the narrow, steep stairs to discover a king-size bedroom leading on to the other single bedroom. Because of the age of this cottage, some areas have limited headspace. Enjoy breakfast out in the garden on bright mornings and light the BBQ on warm evenings. There’s parking less than 100m from the property.
Follow footpaths from Arthog taking you past a number of pretty waterfalls. Pick up the Mawddach Trail from the village. This 9.5-mile route is suitable for walking and cycling and follows a disused railway track along the southern edge of the stunning estuary. Visit Dolgellau to browse in the shops and dine out. For a day out at the seaside try Fairbourne Beach, 2.5 miles away.