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Cuddfan Idris

Dolgellau, North Wales

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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
pets No Dogs
grade 5 star
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Luxury
Fishing on site / nearby
Internet access
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At a glance

  • Lovingly barn conversion that’s perfect for two
  • Floor-to-ceiling windows boast far-reaching views across Cadair Idris
  • Experience a late night of stargazing in this International Dark Sky Reserve spot
Property code: OC-BOW292

Nothing but the best awaits you in this wonderful South Snowdonia holiday home, a perfect place to steal away for a romantic retreat. Situated in a prime position just 1.5 miles from Dolgellau, this property has walks on its doorstep and dramatic scenery to enjoy while also being within close reach of the bars and eateries in this bustling Welsh town. Nearby is Coed Y Brenin Bike and Walking Trail Centre, The Mawddach Estuary Trail an old railway track for level biking and walking, also The Precipice Walk. Step out on foot and follow The Mawddach Trail (3.5 miles) along to explore the Mawddach Estuary along an old disused railway line. This is also a popular cycle route, as is the easy-going Precipice Walk (2 miles). This location also benefits from being a short drive from the coast. Jump in the car to find yourself in the seaside resort of Barmouth within 10 miles.

On the ground floor of this stylishly decorated two-storey cottage is a spacious open-plan living space with kitchen, dining table and lounge area, all of which offer remarkable countryside views from the floor-to-ceiling windows on one wall. There’s underfloor heating in this contemporary ground floor space, perfect for waking up, preparing a lazy brunch and sitting down to eat whilst planning out your day’s activities. You can relax in front of the Smart TV or listen to your own tunes on the Bluetooth speaker. Stairs lead up to a king-size bedroom with sloped ceilings, a skylight and a getting-ready space with dramatic mountain views. The fact it’s a zip-and-link bed gives you the chance to request this space be transformed into a twin room at the time of booking if you wish. The accommodation is completed by a shower room with a walk-in shower and pretty tiling.

A secure garden with lawn space, patio furniture and BBQ are accessible from the kitchen. Take morning coffee or evening drinks outdoors to admire the view or gaze up at glistening night skies.

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  • 1 king-size zip-and-link bedroom that can be made into a twin on request
  • 1 bathroom with walk-in shower and WC
  • Induction hob, electric oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave
  • Welcome pack
  • Underfloor heating throughout ground floor
  • Smart TV, Bluetooth speaker
  • Enclosed garden with lawn, furniture and charcoal BBQ (charcoal not provided)
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Secure (shared with owners) bike storage with bike washing facilities
  • No laundry facilities - launderette 1.5 miles
  • Pub and shop 1.5 miles, beach 9.5 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

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Elena Pryce

This property is personally managed by Elena.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 64 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mate 2nd April 2024

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Very clean and well equipped cottage, quiet location, lots to see nearby.

Reviewed by Karen 24th March 2024

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Reviewed by Gillian 18th March 2024

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Very well designed, beautiful and light barn conversion with comfortable bed, large walk-in shower, modern kitchen with large fridge + freezer and comfortable sitting areaset in peaceful and lovely surroundings (even in the pouring rain!) with plenty of walks from the door and beyond with stunning views. Very friendly and helpful (but not intrusiveRead more) hosts live next door. We will be back. Original Cottages made the booking process and all follow-up communications straightforward and easy. Hide

Reviewed by Graham 22nd February 2024

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Reviewed by Janet 24th October 2023

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Reviewed by Martin 12th October 2023

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Reviewed by Nicolette 27th August 2023

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A lovely cottage tucked away up a quiet road but with great access to walks and cycle routes directly from the cottage and easy journeys for places to eat in and around Barmouth and Dolgellau. Great for getting to the Coed Y Brenin centre and to the Mawddach Estuary trail. The cottage itself is really well designed with all amenities needed and jusRead moret right for a couple staying. Also very friendly and helpful owners onsite. We'll definitely be back! Hide

Reviewed by Victor 8th August 2023

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This is a gorgeous unit with amazing views. The photos do not do it justice. The unit is bright, clean and new. The shower is the best I have ever used! Owners were lovely and gave us plenty of privacy but also there to provide helpful information. The surroundings are beautiful too and you are close to town.

Reviewed by Anonymous 21st July 2023

Thank you for a lovely relaxing week. We had a lovely time with beautiful walks. Will definitely recommend staying here. !! Thank you for the lovely welcome pack

Reviewed by Anonymous 14th July 2023

Thank you for a lovely relaxing stay. Will definitely be recommending to others!

Reviewed by Janet 8th July 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous 7th July 2023

What a fab week in this lovely cottage and scenic views. Hosts were friendly and helpful. We recommend cycling to Barmouth on the trail and also walking Cregennan Lakes. The Precipice Walk is lovely and not as scary as the name!! Thanks for a lovely peaceful week and delicious welcome pack!

Reviewed by Anonymous 30th June 2023

We have enjoyed 10 days in this lovely comfortable accommodation. Weve had a mixed bag of weather but still done some lovely walks, especially the Torrent and the Precipice Walk. The views from the top of Snowdon were stunning!!

Reviewed by Anonymous 20th June 2023

Thanks we had a wonderful week, we liked the cottage very much and will tell our friends in Belgium. Wales is so beautiful.

Reviewed by Anonymous 15th June 2023

We had a wonderful week. The weather has been amazing blue sky every day. Thank you for being amazing hosts, so kind & helpful. Barn is well equipped and amazing bathroom. Thank you for home made bread, treats and garden produce.

Reviewed by Anonymous 9th June 2023

Had a fantastic week. Clear blue skies and not a drop of rain. Plenty of walking and wildlife watching. A couple of railway journeys too. Cadair Idris is well worth the effort. Thank you for being great hosts.

Reviewed by Stephen 30th May 2023

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Liz and Gareth were lovely hosts and were very welcoming. We loved our stay especially, as the weather was fantastic.

Reviewed by Anonymous 26th May 2023

Thank you for the welcome treats. We had a wonderful few days in your lovely barn. The weather has been fantastic!! Weve enjoyed walks, train rides, and the beach.

Reviewed by Anonymous 20th May 2023

Thank you for making us so welcome. This place is an oasis of calm and tranquillity. We hope to be back soon.

Reviewed by Anonymous 16th May 2023

Thank you both for making us feel so welcome at this idyllic place. Thanks for the welcome basket with home made bread. A well done barn conversion & well equipped. We mostly walked in the local area and didnt fee the need to go further. Recommend walking up through old Barmouth to the view point and walking over to Barmouth by old railway line briRead moredge. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 12th May 2023

We had a wonderful week in this beautiful place. Our first time in North Wales, what an incredible place. So much to see. You have done a wonderful job of the barn conversion. Its such a relaxing place to stay. Thank you.

Reviewed by Anonymous 14th April 2023

A big thank you for such a lovely welcome, delicious bread and yummy chocs. Had a marvellous week of good weather and ticked off bucket list items riding on steam trains of North Wales. Whizzing down the Llechwedd zipwire and the Precipice walk. Saw 12 red kites while on the Vale of Rheidol railway. Recommend taking the Fairbourne railway, then boRead moreat ferry to Barmouth and walk back on Wales coast path. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 27th March 2023

A great place to stay, in a fabulous location! Recommend the Royal Ship Hotel for good food and a pint of a Robinson's "Pitch". Walks included Coed y Brenin, Coed Ganllwyd and the Precipice. All very enjoyable with some spectacular water falls!

Reviewed by Anonymous 23rd March 2023

We've had a lovely stay at the cottage. The hosts were very friendly as was the dog also. Accommodation was comfortable, modern with the added bonus of no carpet!. Perfect location for walks on your door step; Precipice walk is a must as is Ganllwyd & Cregennan Lakes.

Reviewed by Deborah 19th March 2023

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Perfect in every way! Beautiful accommodation! Beautiful scenery right from the front door. Liz and Gareth are so lovely and welcoming, welcome pack and home made bread on arrival. Instructions on local walks are brilliant and much more than we could have imagined. Thank you

Reviewed by Anonymous 18th March 2023

Accommodation is 5* and in a 5* location. Hosts are perfect. They never mither you but are always there if you need anything. We honestly wouldn't change a single thing(except for better weather). Seriously, it was a perfect mini break with great walk etc. You really have created a little gem and you should be proud of yourselves. See you soon! xx

Reviewed by Tabitha 20th February 2023

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Reviewed by Anonymous 19th February 2023

Thank you so much for the lovely stay and for making us feel so welcome. We had everything we needed in the barn and it was lovely and cosy. Will definitely be recommending the stay to others!

Reviewed by Monika 15th December 2022

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This place was fabulous. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Anonymous 14th December 2022

Fantastic cottage, so warm, comfortable and welcoming. Very well equipped kitchen, comfy bed and bedding. Beautiful surroundings. Perfect and just what we wanted for our week in Cuddfan Idris. Looking forward to staying here again. Many thanks.

Reviewed by Anonymous 9th December 2022

Thanks for a fab week here. Dry and bright(but cold) so we feel lucky. Such a lovely barn conversion. Very warm and comfortable. Hosts were great and had lots of wonderful route tips for local exploring. I's a lovely area with more than a weeks worth of adventures from the door. Have a great Xmas. Hope to return in 2023.

Reviewed by Wendy 14th November 2022

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The cottage provided everything you needed. It was spotlessly clean a great location very quiet. The hosts were friendly and informative about the local area.lots todo around the area. Great for cycling and walking.

Reviewed by Anonymous 13th November 2022

Lovely short break, felt like home, everything you could have thought of has been thought of. Lovely bike ride through the hills the hills are killers. Visit to Zip World and then a meal to finish off an action packed few days. Coed y Brenin definitely worth a visit and Barmouth. Thank you both. Amazing home made bread too.

Reviewed by Anonymous 10th November 2022

Had a fabulous week in your fantastic barn conversion its a home from home. Albeit the weather wasnt very good it did not deter us from walking and cycling in the beautiful surrounding countryside. Thank you to the hosts for being extremely friendly. Our star rating is 5

Reviewed by Anonymous 3rd November 2022

A fantastic week in a wonderful place. Perfect location to explore the beautiful places Wales has to offer. If you dont mind a bit of a drive we can highly recommend Aber Falls waterfall, Llyn Ogwen circular walk and the Miners track at Pen y Pass. Many thanks to the hosts for a fabulous stay

Reviewed by Anonymous 24th October 2022

A much needed restful stay in this beautifully appointed spotless home. Highly recommend Cregannan Lakes for the incredible views and Corris Craft Centre for great gifts and King Arthurs Labyrinth here is an old favourite. Many thanks and bright blessings

Reviewed by Anonymous 15th October 2022

We have had a wonderful stay on our first holiday to Wales. The walking trails are outstanding with beautiful scenery. Hosts have been lovely and very helpful with advice on activities.

Reviewed by Anonymous 10th October 2022

Lovely hosts. The barn has been a beautiful place to stay. We would recommend the walking trails at Coed y Brenin forest park. If the weather is nice a trip to the Snowdon mountains is a must. We ended our trip at Zip World again .a must do. Thank you for a wonderful first visit to Wales

Reviewed by Emma 4th October 2022

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The property was lovely with everything we needed. Its in a great location with beautiful views and pretty walks from the doorstep. The hosts, Liz and Gareth, were very friendly and had clearly thought about what guests would want during their stay. We will definitely return!

Reviewed by Anonymous 3rd October 2022

We loved our stay here. You have created a welcoming and relaxing space with everything you could need. The walking suggestions were particularly welcome. We enjoyed both the precipice walk and Cregannan Lakes with such amazing views. Many thanks.

Reviewed by Anonymous 30th September 2022

We have enjoyed the comfort of this beautiful barn-just perfect. It is in a lovely area with super walking ,even for oldies. Best of all is the view of the mountains-ever changing. Would recommend to anyone. Many thanks you are brilliant hosts.

Reviewed by Anonymous 10th September 2022

At the arrival the hosts gave us a warm welcome and we felt right at home. The area is an Eldorado for walks. Our hosts provided detailed walking information to keep us from getting lost. After a day of exploration, we were looking forward to coming home. Thank you for being such nice hosts.

Reviewed by Lucy 29th August 2022

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Reviewed by Anonymous 26th August 2022

An amazing stay. The cottage is beautiful, very tasteful and the views are amazing. Precipice walk and Mawddach trail are really good. Liz and Gareth are friendly, knowledgeable hosts. Thanks

Reviewed by Anonymous 20th August 2022

Fantastic barn conversion- an architectural masterpiece and terrific location. Good weather, enjoyed The Precipice Walk and Velociity 2. Had some great meals out, loved the bird feeder, and Nel. Thank you Liz & Gareth for being excellent hosts and fonts of local knowledge. Brilliant

Reviewed by Glenn 16th August 2022

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Reviewed by Anonymous 12th August 2022

Weve had a lovely week at Cuddfan idris. The weather has been great, the cottage is excellent and has been a delight to stay in. We feel lucky to have found it in Gareth & Lizs first year of trading. They have been superb and friendly hosts and the great location has suited us. A great base to explore southern Snowdonia. Thanks

Reviewed by Alice 1st August 2022

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A really lovely place to stay, beautifully renovated and well equipped. The owners were very helpful and friendly. Lots of things to do nearby, an ideal spot.

Reviewed by Anonymous 30th July 2022

Thanks for a brilliant stay. We love this place youve done such a great job on it. So much to do around here Precipice walk, Torrent Walk, cycling to Barmouth, paddleboarding in Barmouth, Cader Idris. Thanks for the warm welcome, we loved Nel and the chooks. Ps The bird feeder by the window, what a great idea!

Reviewed by Jacqueline 17th July 2022

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A lovely relaxing holiday in an amazing location, property great and hosts very welcoming and friendly

Reviewed by Anonymous 16th July 2022

Thank you Liz & Gareth you have been great hosts and made us feel very welcome. We had a very relaxing and enjoyable week. The location is amazing and the weather has been great. The accommodation had everything we needed and it was a pleasure to stay here.

Reviewed by Anonymous 8th July 2022

Truly wonderful stay, couldnt of asked for anything more from Liz & Gareth they are amazing hosts! On and off with the weather but that didnt put a damper on our lovely week here. 10/10

Reviewed by Anonymous 25th June 2022

Weve had a wonderful week in Liz & Gareths beautiful barn- perfect in every way inside and out. We made the most of the great weather walking, cycling and swimming in the sea!! Cadair Idris ascent (via the Minffordd path ) and ridge walk & Fairbourne beach were particular highlights. We also enjoyed a visit to Portmeirion- a little mad but fun!

Reviewed by John & Sabine 22nd June 2022

Our first visit to Wales a truly wonderful part of the world. We were blessed with terrific weather which made the late afternoon glass of wine in the garden even more enjoyable. Thank you both

Reviewed by Anonymous 18th June 2022

Our first visit to Wales a truly wonderful part of the world. We were blessed with terrific weather which made the late afternoon glass of wine in the garden even more enjoyable. Thank you both very much

Reviewed by Jo & Peter 3rd June 2022

We have had a wonderful week of walking in this beautiful area. We did not want for anything in this lovely barn. Thank you Gareth & Liz for your warm welcome, - wine, chocolates and delicious bread were much appreciated. Thank you too for all your helpful advice

Reviewed by Sian & Derek 30th May 2022

Thank you for sharing this beautiful haven with us! Accommodation is wonderful- everything you need is here. Loved the bike ride to Barmouth, walking in the rain and also kayaking on Bala. Love gorgeous and well behaved Nel. Thank you

Reviewed by Katarina 22nd May 2022

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Cuddfan Idris stay was just amazing. The barn was clean, nicely decorated and had all what we needed for enjoyable stay. Liz and Gareth are great hosts, gave us lots of tips for walks and places to see, and helped with any query we had. The location of the property is excellent; peacefully quiet surrounded by the nature, but only short dive from beRead moreautiful town of Dolgellau. There are mountains to climb, lakes to walk around/fish or you can just relax on the beach. We have truly enjoyed our stay and hopefully will be back soon. Hide

Reviewed by Brian 15th May 2022

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The property was a high quality barn renovation with stunning views from inside and from the outside seating areas. There were lovely walks from the doorstep or just a short drive away. The local area had plenty of places of interest to visit with nice meals in friendly pubs. The owners of the property were really nice, friendly and helpful. We reaRead morelly enjoyed our holiday there. Hide

Reviewed by Tim 28th April 2022

Thank you for letting us stay in your wonderful barn conversion, and to you both for being so welcoming, we thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend to others.

Reviewed by Phil & Tina 28th April 2022

Could not of wished for a more perfect break. Liz & Gareth were very welcoming, the accommodation is absolutely stunning and had everything we needed. The location is perfect for lovely walks. Thank you ,Liz and Gareth for a beautiful place we will be back. Phil & Tina

Reviewed by Carla 25th April 2022

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Everything was excellent. The accommodation done after very high standards. The hosts were amazing. Location is very good for people who are there for outdoor activities as there are multiple walks in the area and other activities as well. Lovely place for a quiet break for a couple. We will definitely go back again.

Reviewed by Carla & Gisle 19th April 2022

Very comfortable accommodation. We did not miss anything. Love the bathroom. Did the Precipice walk in fantastic weather. Rhinog Fawr in very windy weather which was a bit challenging. Great helpful, welcoming hosts. Thank you!

Reviewed by Brian & Eunice 14th April 2022

Fabulous holiday, barn is wonderful could sit here looking at the views all day. Plenty of walks and interesting places to visit. Liz & Gareth super hosts. thank you we really enjoyed our holiday

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