Type: Featured Holiday Cottages, Internet | WiFi, Near Pub, Real Fire
A two bedroom character cottage in the heart of Dolgellau. The perfect base for foodies who like their mountains with a bit of local heritage and culture.
Ty-Wesley is a traditional slate and stone cottage which dates back to the 18th century. Located in the heart of Dolgellau, it is a real beauty of a property and ideal for exploring this thriving southern Snowdonia town.
The cottage has been lovingly restored to make the most of its original assets. Natural textures and colours are a real feature: terracotta, slate, oak and stone – the look and feel is warm, homely and luxurious.
Downstairs you have a large open plan living space and dining room. Two comfortable plump sofas are arranged around a roaring log burner which comes with a generous supply of logs. Your media (TV, dvds and books) are housed in fab stone alcoves. There is beautiful oak dining table which seats six.
The adjoining kitchen is smart, modern and well-equipped. We love the geometric Victorian floor tiles in here. There is an electric cooker and hob, with all the equipment and appliances you might need to cook up your holiday feasts.
Patio doors lead from the kitchen to a fabulous courtyard – a quiet little oasis in the heart of the town. It’s the perfect place to take your morning coffee or enjoy a spot of lunch. There are a couple of seating areas out here and some lovely pots and plants.
Upstairs, there are two bedrooms, one double and one single. Both rooms have been beautifully and elegantly furnished. The large oak-floored bathroom is a lovely bright room with all the warmth and character of the rest of the house.
You can walk straight out of Ty-Wesley’s front door to explore the town and beyond. We love this two bedroom character cottage in the heart of Dolgellau.
Bed Linen Provided
Cot and High Chair n/a
With more than 200 listed buildings and a beautiful southern Snowdonia backdrop, Dolgellau is a handsome market town which has plenty going on all year round. It’s the perfect place to soak up a bit of local culture along with those big mountain landscapes.
Sitting on the beautiful Mawddach estuary, it’s a place that is steeped in history and charm. Walking straight out of the front door of this two bedroom character cottage in the heart of Dolgellau you could spend hours walking around the town’s narrow streets and squares.
Keep your eyes peeled to see clues to Dolgellau’s successful woollen industry past. As well as exceptionally elegant town houses, you’ll spot winch-hoods high on the town buildings and the ruins of the old Pandy fulling mills scattered along the Afon Aran.
Dolgellau is a great destination for foodies. Head to the Bwyty Mawddach restaurant in nearby Llanelltyd for fresh, locally sourced produce with fantastic views over the estuary for afters. Back in the town centre, the Gwin Dylanwad Wine serves up a hard-to-beat Welsh rarebit, amongst many other edible and quaffable delights.
An excellent farmer’s market comes to town on the third Sunday of every month (except in January and February). There is a thriving local music and folk scene with regular live music at a number of the town’s pubs.
This part of southern Snowdonia is renowned for its stunning landscapes and diverse and abundant wildlife. There are plenty of opportunities for hiking, climbing, fishing and water sports nearby, and the world-class Coed y Brenin mountain bike centre and trails are just a short drive away.
If the weather and season is right, you might like to take on nearby ‘Cadair Idris’ (‘Chair of Idris’) – named after the legendary giant warrior poet who is said to sit on its summit. There are two main routes to reach the summit, the steepest of which is named Minffordd, it is 6 miles in length and takes around four to six hours to complete. You’ll be rewarded with the most amazing panoramic views.
If you like cycling then don’t miss the opportunity to explore the Mawddach trail, which follows the course of the old railway line from Barmouth to Ruabon. It will take you through stunning scenery and over beautiful old wooden bridges. A magical – and relatively easy – day out on two wheels with a superb mountains-and-coast backdrop.
For the best local beaches, head to the harbour town of Barmouth, which is around 20 minutes by car or an hour on a bicycle. You’ll find a long, sandy golden beach, seaside shops and the most delicious fish and chips.
Head south along the coast to explore the beautiful seaside towns of Aberdovey / Aberdyfi and Tywyn. And for a real taste of the romance of Snowdonia, take a ride on one of the steam heritage railways at nearby Corris, Fairbourne or Talyllyn.
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