Sleeps: 5 + cot

Price: £360 - £720

Type: Featured Holiday Cottages, Internet | WiFi, Near Pub

Tolldy is an 18th Century toll house near Cader Idris. A beautiful country cottage feel within a traditional dressed stone exterior. Three bedrooms, elegant furnishings and in a central town location make this a fantastic holiday retreat.

17th Century Toll House Near Cadair Idris | Tolldy

Only a five minute walk from the town centre and walking distance from the foot of Cader Idris gives you some understanding of the versatility of the location of this property. Cader Idris one of the most inspiring mountains in Wales but much less crowded than Snowdon; steeped in mythology, it’s a great mountain to climb, especially with kids as many stories about the landmarks can be told along the way.

The cottage itself is just on the outskirts of the beautiful market town of Dolgellau. Dolgellau has had a bit of a revival in recent years with a few famous faces choosing the tranquillity of the area as a place to unwind. Its beautiful buildings and surrounding countryside have also captured the attention of film location scouts which in turn has bought a whole new audience to the area.

As you enter the cottage from the street, underfloor heating welcomes you into the sitting room come dining room. Beautiful, exposed stone brick walls add to the overall feel of the room which is cosy and inviting – plenty of big leather sofas where you can relax after a day in the mountains.

An arch way from the sitting room brings you directly into the kitchen – we love this kitchen! Brick style wall tiles and Moroccan style floor tiles in a monochromatic colour scheme gives it a modern feel. Everything you need to cater for your group is here and all the appliances are new.

Upstairs are three bedrooms; a double, twin and single. All the rooms have beautiful, stripped wooden floor boards with comfortable beds and lovely light colour schemes that give them a very tranquil feel. A modern family bathroom is also located on this floor with a shower over bath set up, WC and washbasin.

17th Century Toll House Near Cadair Idris | Tolldy
17th Century Toll House Near Cadair Idris | Tolldy

Property Details

Sleeps   5 + cot

Pets  No

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  Provided

Bedrooms  3 Bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Double bed. Bedroom 2: Single Bed. Bedroom 3: Twin beds.

Bathrooms  1 Bathroom: Shower over bath, wc, washbasin.

Facilities  Welcome Hamper (e.g. tea, coffee, sugar, milk, cake etc....), Linen, Towels, Cot, High Chair, Central Heating, WiFi, Near Pub, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Iron and ironing board, Stereo, iPod dock, DVD player and DVDs, Books, Mobile phone reception, Private terraced area, On-street parking. Coffee Bar, Underfloor Heating.

This cottage is not suitable for disabled guests.


There’s not a lot of outside space at the cottage but a small raised terraced area to the rear with seating will accommodate you for a quick gin and tonic before you head into town.

Dolgellau is at the southern end of The Snowdonia National Park. An old market town, it is located at the foot of Cader Idris. There are lots of lovely cafes, restaurants and bars within walking distance and so you certainly won’t be stuck for anything to do in the evenings or somewhere to eat if you don’t fancy cooking.

Climbing Cader Idris should certainly be on your list of things to do if you haven’t done so already. Another must, 10 minutes to the north, Coed Y Brenin is a mountain biking heaven. A total of 8 trails ranging from green to black means that there is something for all ages and abilities. There are running and walking trails too along with a fantastic cafe where they offer light lunches and homemade cakes.

A 20 minutes drive east will take you to Barmouth – the quintessential seaside town with clean blue flag beaches. It’s a great place to spend the day and there is plenty to do. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can walk or cycle The Mawddach Trail route which winds for 9.5 miles along the disused railway track on the southern edge of the spectacular Mawddach estuary, starting at Dolgellau and finishes by crossing the iconic railway bridge over the mouth of the estuary into Barmouth.

Bala to the west is another lovely market town on the lake with lots of watersports on offer. Machynlleth and Aberdovey are also worth exploring.


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