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Y Dowlod Countryside Cottage in Trawsfynydd, Gwynedd

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

Y Dowlod Countryside Cottage description

Holiday home
Y Dowlod is a first floor hayloft conversion providing comfortable and spacious accommodation near to the village of Trawsfynydd in Snowdonia. With one double bedroom (with an ensuite bathroom) this is a perfect holiday cottage for two people looking for a romantic escape. The cottage also contains an open plan living area with fitted kitchen, sitting area and dining area, whilst outside is off road parking and a shared garden with a patio area and exterior furniture and a barbecue. Being part of a group of three cottages, Y Dowlod is a beautifully furnished holiday cottage for a couple or for a family group looking for a mountain hideaway.

The traditional Welsh village of Trawsfynydd lies in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, and is surrounded by the Rhinog, Moelwyn and Arenig mountains. The impressive Trawsfynydd Lake, which is renowned for its fishing, is only a short walk away and the village itself boasts a pub and a small variety of shops. The beautiful beaches at Black Rock Sands, Harlech and Barmouth are close by, as are the bustling towns of Dolgellau and Porthmadog. Visit castles, narrow gauge railways, slate and copper mines and the famous Portmeirion Italianate Village.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.

Underfloor heating. Electric oven, hob & grill, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine & dryer available (shared with cottage refs 4118 & 4120), flat screen TV with basic Sky, DVD, iPod dock with radio, WiFi, library of books, games, DVDs. All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair on request. Off road parking for several cars. Shared garden with patio area, furniture & BBQ. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shop & pub 4 miles.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Sky TV
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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November 2010
Lovely accomodation in an excellent location for walking and exploring by car. Mine hosts were very helpful and friendly.
Mr Schachtenhaufen
July 2016
We loved staying at Y Dowlod which is pleasant and comfortable. The cottage was clean and had everything needed for a vacation or short stay. A beautiful and delicate hideaway for walkers and other who loves unspoiled nature. We strongly recommend Y Dowlod.
Miss Best
May 2015
Y Dowlod is perfectly located to explore the beautiful scenery and sights of North Wales. We booked a last minute holiday with no trouble and made lots of plans to explore the best bits of Snowdonia. With this cosy hayloft conversion to come home to after our adventures, we had a lovely time. The owners are so friendly and happy to help with any problems or queries.
Mrs Taylor
July 2015
The cottage was very relaxing and fulfilled all of our needs. The standard of the college was excellent and the facilities were amazing. Fantastic location for hill walking and cycling.
Mr Burrows
August 2015
Y Dowlod was a very warm and welcoming Cottage in an ideal location for exploring Snowdonia.
Ms Thrustle
July 2012
The weather was outstanding for March, but had it have been poor the accommodation would have more than made up for it.
Mrs Green-Morgan
August 2012
The friendly welcome, the cleanliness and the peace. We loved it.
Mr Corbishley
November 2012
The setting was beautiful and we would recommend Snowdonia to anyone. The cottage itself was lovely. It was small but perfectly formed and very well furnished. We have a 1 year old who stayed in a cot in our room which was plenty big enough, and he loved the toys the owners kindly provided. The owners were very welcoming and helpful. There are another 2 cottages within the building, both 2 bedroomed so we are hoping to stay with friends next year.
Mrs Maclennan
May 2013
Perfect little place for a couples get away.
Mr Jackson
October 2011
The conversion is beautifully designed, with simple decor and quality fixtures and fittings. We appreciated the eco-credentials and we felt very cosy. The hosts were friendly and helpful. The location of the cottages is excellent for walking, cycling and touring.
Mr McNeilis
June 2014
The cottage was beautiful, the owners were friendly and welcoming. I would happily recommend this cottage to a friend and intend to return to the cottage and the area as soon as I can.
Miss Wilks
May 2014
I booked this holiday as a surprise for my partners 30th birthday. We both had a wonderful time in the cutest little cottage. The cottage is in a great location and has stunning views. Coed y Brenin is literally a mile away and the Rhinogs and Cadair Idris provided some fabulous days out. I would definitely recommend this adorable cottage, the owners and the area.
Miss Seddon
August 2013
The property was very modern and in a beautiful setting, just perfect. Very restful. It was very clean and had everything you needed, perfect to get to some lovely places. I would recommend this property to family and friends.
Mr Mann
June 2013
Very helpful owner. Y Dowlod met our high standard and we were impressed by the 'eco' credentials of this and the associated cottages.
Ms Bailey
January 2012
The cottage was lovely, fantastically situated and the owners had added lots of thoughtful touches to contribute to a great break.
Mr Evans
September 2011
Great host, always ready to help with any enquiries, loved the area, close enough to hike around Snowdonia and the Rhinogs.
Mr Johnson
September 2011
We had a fantastic holiday. The cottage was lovely, could not have been any better. The owners were lovely. Will go back any time. Thank you for a great holiday.
Mr Dixon
August 2011
The cottage is in an ideal position to explore the whole of the Snowdonia area. A lovely place to return to at the end of a long day of sightseeing.
Mrs Davies
September 2010
The owners were very welcoming and we only ever saw them when we wanted something, of which they were very helpful. Very peaceful and very quiet, very impressive all round first class accommodation.
Mrs South
November 2010
Unbelievably clean - as new. Everything provided even free Wi-Fi. A very relaxing place to stay. Close to Port Meirion which should be visited. Porthmadog good for large supermarket.
March 2016
My spouse and I went to North Wales for some walking and stayed here for the standard week. The location was excellent and was easy reach to all the areas we wanted to walk and close distance to Snowdon. It did require an early morning start. The standard of the cottage is very high and has been very well kept. The owners are welcoming and helpful. The added bonus was the that the cottages are environmentally friendly and efficient - and the best part we did not notice.
Mr Gray
September 2010
The owners were most welcoming and the property has been fitted out to a very high standard. It is also well located for walking without any need to go far: the Coed-y-Brenin Forest Centre and the Rhinog Mountains are close by. It is almost equal distance from Porthmadog and Dolgellau for essential shopping.
October 2011
We had a wonderful relaxing week,really good location for visiting the surrounding area.The property is first class,providing all the home comforts you could possibly need.
Jill G
August 2012
I can only recommend the Hayloft at Gelli Goch. We stayed three nights and found the owners to be friendly and helpful. The Hayloft was delightful, clean and had everything we could have wanted for a relaxing break. It is in a great location close to Snowdonia and Anglesey
September 2010
The location was central for many walks. Although near a main road it was still very peaceful. The owners were friendly and welcoming.
Mr Walls
July 2010
We could not fault this accommodation. Standard of all was excellent. Beautiful bedding, towels, kitchen was well equipped. The owners were readily available. Perfect for a quiet holiday.
Kimberly C
October 2015
Lovely, clean and well renovated cottages. On arrival the cottage was exactly how it looked in the images. The cottage was nice and warm from the underfloor heating and Rhys and Gwyneth had left us some welsh cakes for when we arrived. Great facilities and great location for the different places we wanted to visit. We would definitely book again.
August 2014
Perfectly situated to explore Snowdonia and north Wales. If you enjoy the outdoors, walking, cycling, etc. then this is an ideal location. The accommodation is comfortable and clean. The owners were friendly and helpful. Thank you.
November 2010
See above. I do not intend doing it again. This happened last year as well when we stayed in a Sykes cottage.
September 2011
Excellent,well looked after property,exactly what we needed on hand,even down to a loaf of Bara brith waiting for us when we entered the premises,lovely and warm after a day hiking the mountains and all modcons. The owner Gwyneth was coping well on her own with 3 children in tow and was readily available if we had any queries about where to walk,restaurants,pubs and even a slate outlet (many thanks to Gwyn,the owner who was very welcoming)
September 2010
as we only needed i bedroom,we were very pleasantly surprised by the spacious accommodation on offer. Standard of fixtures was very high. Bedding ,towels,etc etc. We had all that was needed to make our stay extremely comfortable,and a lot of thought had been put into meeting our every need. Lovely friendly couple Rhys and Gwynth.
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