Two Bedroom holiday Cottage in the Mountains Above Dolgellau

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

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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  1. Sarah says:

    We had a lovely few days at Tyn y Simdde – the historic building has been sensitively restored whilst being a very comfortable and well kitted out place to stay. It was very warm and cosy, beds very comfy and a great place to unwind. It was great having a properly equipped kitchen and a roaring fire to curl up by.
    The location is ideal, close to towns like Dolgellau but feels like the edge of the world. Thanks to Storm Jorge, we didn’t get to sit outside and enjoy the peace and quiet and the views from the the house but we’re sure we’ll be back there again.

  2. Lorna Pasola says:

    We had an amazing 4 nights at Tyn y Simdde and actually can’t find a single fault with the cottage. We arrived in the evening and the house was so cosy, warm and welcoming. It’s the most perfect place to switch off and embrace the simple things in life like the views, the wildlife and the wonderful walks through the Woodlands. We were lucky enough to see deer twice and plenty of birds on the feeders. This place is a haven that’s for sure! We will be back in the summer.

  3. Jim Cremin says:

    Superb and highly recommended. If you want peace and relaxation this is the place

  4. Donna says:

    we booked this cottage well in advance so expectation was high and we were not disappointed. location is perfect we didn’t see a sole all week except a mountain biker whilst we were out exploring the surrounding forest.cottage was actually bigger than we expected, bathroom is really small but the shower is powerful and the little cupboard under sink come in handy. without a doubt we will book again. The drive is a little bumpy in parts wouldn’t wont to drive my supercar down it (if i get one)

  5. Bill c says:

    We had a lovely time in this remote cottage. Perfect for what we needed. It had everything there that you could need.(maybe a bbq would complete it). Great location and views. Clean and tidy

  6. Mrs Sarah Ann Findon says:

    January 18, 2019

    We booked this lovely cottage for a few days to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and we were not disappointed! We had all we needed- logs for the fire, candles, a kitchen full of the necessary crockery, utensils and appliances and fresh towels and clean bed linen. The place felt cosy yet spacious. The bathroom is small, but has a decent shower and even a little heated towel rail. Despite the time of year, we didn’t feel cold once, even during the night after our beloved fire had burned out. The views from all windows were breathtaking and we didn’t see a sole the whole visit, apart from our peaceful sheep neighbours and various birds. The place was ideal to get away from it all, but the WiFi worked well when needed. Because it was a short trip this time, we didn’t feel the need to walk far and just relaxed and enjoyed staying indoors. Consequently we got through our food and firewood supply a little earlier than anticipated! But we found more than we needed of both requirements in the large Co op in Barmouth, one of our favourite coastal towns, which is only about a 20 minute drive away. We realised we were taking a bit of a gamble with the weather and when it snowed on our penultimate night we decided to cut our trip a bit short just in case the roads back were too treacherous. But the views the next morning of the snowcapped peaks in the sunshine were incredible!! We were sad to leave, but I’m sure we will visit again!! 🙂

  7. Ann says:

    Almost embarrassed to admit to my second short break to TYS this year….. well, it was a significant birthday! And I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather have stayed! TYS is a very special place if you need to get away from everyday living for a few days. THe house has everything you need and is always spotlessly clean and lovely and warm thanks to TWO stoves. We walked to the top of Moel Hafod Owen this time using the directions provided in the file and watched the sunset. Wonderful… and I’m sure even more wonderful in good weather. Got stuck in a bog but were rewarded by two glimpses of the deer. Yes, of course we’ll be back next year!

  8. Naomi says:

    What a fantastic cottage! So cosy and in such a fantastic location. We sat out in the field to watch the sunset over the valley, and on the garden picnic bench to take in the view in the daytime after long walks (and bike rides) straight from the house. Lovely for our reactive dogs to have so much freedom as in November the weather was still nice but there was nobody else on any of the tracks! There is a footpath straight through the garden to be aware of for dogs but nobody came through while we were there. Perfect, we can’t wait to go back!

  9. Joanne mallard says:

    This cottage is so tranquil, peaceful and quiet. The choice of walks is to die for. Everything you need is provided. Quality of linen is excellent and exceptionally clean. Best holiday we have had in years.

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