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3 Bedrooms , 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 6
Brithdir, Dolgellau, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales
Traditional detached stone cottage, sympathetically and rather luxuriously refurbished in recent years to a very high standard. Penybryn is the perfect location for those looking for that special rural retreat experience. Set in a commanding position overlooking the Cader Idris and Aran mountain ranges, three miles from the historical town of Dolgellau, 20 minutes drive to the hugely popular Coed y Brenin mountain biking centre and Precipice Walk and 25 minutes from the beaches at Barmouth and Fairbourne. Excellent walking, cycling (Sustrans cycling route 8 runs parallel to the house) and fishing. Narrow gauge railways, castles, beaches, just up the road from the historical market town of Dolgellau. Short breaks welcome, Saturday changeover for weekly stays, Friday or other changeover days possible for off season short breaks. More infor... Read more
Listing #HL196579
About the Owner
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:December 2011
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Reviewed 21 August 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing stay and completely lucked out with the weather - lovely outdoor eating area and bbq with cottage. Owners Mark and Gwerfyl couldn’t have been nicer - gave us some pressurized air to keep a slow puncture at bay and posted back a...More

Thank Gary C
Reviewed 22 July 2018

We had a wonderful stay at Pen Y Bryn cottage. It it is both spacious and homely and provides all the facilities you need for a perfect self-catering holiday. The location is breathtaking, being nestled in the North Wales countryside with mountain views all around....More

Thank artisans241
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Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Had an excellent stay. The cottage is beautiful clean and tidy with everything you would need. lots of wildlife to keep up busy not to mention the fast jets as well. Hope to come again soon.

Thank Steve S
  • Books
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Cots:(1)
  • Dining Seats (6)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Garage
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • King Beds:(1)
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (6)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Secure Parking
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
Additional amenities & feature info
One double, one king bedroom, one twin, all with valley views, upstairs bathroom with roll-top bath, sitting room with inglenook and wood burning stove, leather sofas, Sky TV & DVD player, wi-fi available, downstairs shower room, kitchen / diner with belfast sink and large fridge-freezer, garden room with leather furniture and mountain and valley views.
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 AM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    1 Shower
    1 King
    1 Crib
    1 Full
    2 Twins
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
No additional costs, electronic payment preferred, or as advised by owners. 3 and 4 night weekend and mid-week breaks are offered out of Peak Season, when available and upon enquiry. Since our changeover day is Saturday, weekend breaks are usually Saturday, Sunday and Monday - although from Friday is possible in Low to Mid Season.
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About the neighbourhood
Penybryn is conveniently situated close to the historical market town of Dolgellau and its amenities (2 miles, 10 minutes approx) and the beaches at Barmouth and Fairbourne (20 minutes approx). It is only a couple of miles from the Torrent Walk, and approximately 10 minutes drive to the Precipice Walk and Coed y Brenin mountain biking centre which has gained particular renown in recent years for its excellent trails. Also, just 15 minutes’ walk across country is the beautifully refurbished Cross Foxes Hotel where you are sure to receive a warm welcome from the new owners.

Local attractions in the surrounding area include walking and cycling (Sustrans route 8 a stone’s throw away from house), fishing, mountain biking, numerous narrow gauge railways, romantic castles and the Italianite vill...
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How to get there
Airport: Liverpool: 135.0 km
Railway: Machynlleth: 25.0 km
Ferry: Holyhead: 115.0 km
If travelling Northbound along the A470 (A458) past Mallwyd / Dinas Mawddwy, or A487 past Machynlleth, a couple of miles before you get to Dolgellau you will arrive at the Cross Foxes Pub which is on a junction. Take the turning on the junction (opposite the pub) up the lane signposted Tabor, go up this lane for a mile, then take the first turning possible on your left. You will go over a cattle grid and Penybryn is a mile along this lane being the second of two houses. There will be two gates, the first one with the house-sign for Penybryn / Hafod y Meirch – the second one in front of Penybryn itself.

If travelling Southbound along the A494, you will by-pass Dolgellau on your right. About 1 mile further on from Dolgellau, you will arrive at the Cross Foxes Pub which is on a junction. Ta...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 9.0 km.
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