Sleeps: 4

Type: Featured Holiday Cottages, Internet | WiFi, Pet Friendly, Real Fire

This two bedroom holiday cottage in the mountains above Dolgellau in North Wales sits in a wonderfully peaceful and tranquil location. A traditional stone cottage with lots of character features, the cottage provides an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Two Bedroom holiday Cottage in the Mountains Above Dolgellau | Tyn-Simdde

Once you’ve parked up and finished admiring the uninterrupted panoramic views of the valley below, a painted front door leads you into an open plan ground floor layout. A spacious kitchen diner to your right and a welcoming lounge to your left, divided by a central staircase.

The kitchen is comprised of simple, elegant fitted units with a luxurious enamelled double sink. A modern oven and hob, washing machine and fridge freezer are also included. Opposite, some lovely upholstered dining chairs surround a substantial wooden table. A living flame gas fire sits on the gable wall whilst a traditional country cottage window complete with window seat fills the space with a soft warm light.

A second identical window overlooks the lounge area. But the dominant feature here is the very impressive inglenook fireplace where a huge welsh granite beam frames a cast iron log fire. Two large sofas in turn flank the fire. A central coffee table provides a resting place for your cheese and biscuits and glass of wine.

Eventually of course it will be time for bed. There are two bedrooms upstairs; one double room and one twin. Both bedrooms are spacious and bright where high vaulted ceilings and exposed wooden trusses are complimented by vanilla stonewalls and reclaimed pitch pine floor boards (originating from Barmouth bridge).

The shared bathroom is smaller but perfectly formed and houses a shower cubicle, WC and washbasin.

Two Bedroom holiday Cottage in the Mountains Above Dolgellau | Tyn-Simdde

Property Details

Sleeps  4

Pets  2 Max (£30 per pet)

Smoking  No

Bed Linen  Provided

Towels  Provided

Cot and High Chair  Provided

Bedrooms  2 Bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Double bed Bedroom 2: Twin beds

Bathrooms  1 Bathroom: Shower cubicle, basin & WC

Facilities  WIFI, linen and towels provided, electric heating, electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, washing machine, Iron and small Ironing board, undercover bike storage, cot and high chair. (No TV but unlimited WiFi so bring your laptop.) Landline telephone for incoming and emergency calls.


As described, Tyn-Simdde is in a uniquely quiet and undisturbed spot. Surrounded by forests to the North with the valley floor opening out in front of you to the south, the cottage is a true haven from modern life.

The surrounding Coed Y Brenin forest is a mecca for mountain bikers in this part of the world. The quiet forest lanes will lead you directly onto these renowned trails, which are free to use. Guests can choose from the gentler Afon and Minotaur routes suitable for younger families whilst more experienced riders might prefer to test their nerve on the Beast of Brenin or Tarw routes. The visitors centre which acts as a hub for cyclists has a great little cafe, play area and children’s nature walks.

There are lots of other walks accessible right from your doorstep as well, including the popular precipice walk on the Nannau Estate.

The market town of Dolgellau is 7 miles away and has a couple of nice pubs and restaurants as well as two small supermarkets. The seaside town of Barmouth is about 9 miles further on to the west. Bala and Blaunau Ffestiniog are approximately 30 mins away by car and host a range of exiting adventure sports activities including climbing, zip lines, gorge walking and white water rafting. So a remote spot but still a great base from which to explore this part of Snowdonia.


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