Gellilwyd Fach

Dolgellau, North Wales Snowdonia

  • 5 Star
  • Situated in a secluded spot of the Welsh countryside, this cottage offers character and warmth, with breathtaking views of the peaks of Snowdonia. A blissful retreat to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

You can book this property from:

  • £499 per week
  • £71 per night
  • 5 Star


Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Sky TV
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 1 sofa bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden, courtyard or patio
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural Location


  • Walk-in shower

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 15:00
  • Check out: 10:00


Nestled in the valleys of the stunning Snowdonia National Park – Gewllilwyd Fach is a breathtaking, 5-star, self-catering home in the North-West of Wales. An idyllic rural retreat, this traditionally renovated, 19th-century farmhouse sits along the foot of the mighty Cader Idris, within its own enclosed grounds and enjoys awe-inspiring views across the peaks of Snowdonia and beyond.

Farmhouse living in the heart of Snowdonia

A short drive through the countryside brings you to Dolgellau, a quaint market town with a fantastic range of restaurants, cafés and shops – perfect for evenings out or days exploring.

As you open the door to this beautiful holiday cottage, you’re greeted by the classic farmhouse-style decor, from its open wood beams to the slate tile floors. Cosy leather chesterfield chairs and a large dining table share the wood burner-warmed feature living space, with its quirky curved wall and traditional stone fireplace. In the parlour, exposed wooden beams, and a double sofa-bed for extra guests creates a homely feel. The spacious, cottage-style kitchen comes fully equipped, perfect for cooking up family treats, and includes a dishwasher, fridge and additional small freezer, oven and washing machine to take care of all the family’s needs.

Stepping outside into the ‘Land of the Dragon’, the property has a spacious, tranquil garden with a beautiful stone picnic area, overlooking the mountains and valleys that line the horizon. If you want to bring your bikes to explore the surrounding paths and trails, the outhouse provides secure storage. While a comfy seating area and slate patio are ideal for barbeques at sunset.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

Heading upstairs, two bedrooms sleep up to four guests. The master is an impressive room with its super king oak bed, exposed beams, high ceilings and original wooden floorboards, along with the iconic curved wall. The second bedroom is a charming dual aspect double, available as a super king or twin singles, and has stunning views across the wilds of North Wales. The large family bathroom has a welcoming roll top bath for long, candlelit soaks, while the quadrant, rainfall shower offers a refreshing start to the day.


There is plenty of parking available. Baby items such as a high chair, travel cot and stair gate are all available on request, but guests are asked to bring their own cot linen. We are happy to provide a generous quantity of logs for the wood burner and you can purchase a further supply at £5 per basket. A double sofa bed is available for 2 extra guests for an additional £16 per night.


A beautiful haven, for us & the wildlife. Immaculate & top quality furnishings with lots of thoughtful extras & a lovely welcome tray. The master bedroom was huge & really had the wow factor with comfy bed &. quality bed linen. Wonderful bathroom with big shower & a bath perfect for soaking in, after a long walk, whilst admiring the beautiful views. Lovely friendly owners. Just perfect ! We didn't want to leave.

Mr Colin B,

OMG! OMG! OMG! What a find, stunning cottage, stunning scenery. Just a big thank you to the owners for giving us the opportunity to stay in this place. The cottage is perfection, lovely touches with the welcome pack, furniture etc. just great. Location is second to none, we walked the Torrent Walk, Cader Idris via the pony path then back by the lakes - breathtaking. One day of wind and rain; no problem, just sit in the snug and watched the birds - lovely. Will be telling family and friends. Thank you

Previous Customer,

What a beautiful cottage that provides a home away from home. There was not a single thing that we needed that was not already here. After a very long drive the milk in the fridge and shortbread etc. were a really lovely touch to find on arrival. We were really relaxed here and the bath and bed were very welcome after a long walk. Thank you for providing such a perfect holiday cottage in a beautiful location. We plan on coming back! Emily and Graham - Kent - May 2019

Previous Customer,

Ideal location - peaceful, excellent walking country on the doorstep and within very easy reach of facilities in Dolgellau.

Miss Ruth A,

Lovely house in a beautiful location - absolutely gorgeous, really peaceful. Great bedrooms and a lovely bathroom. Everything you need for a great holiday. Some beautiful walks straight out of the front door.

Ann from H,

Real thought has been put into the décor and equipment in the cottage. We really appreciated the Christmas decorations. We have stayed at Gellilwyd Fach twice now and will again. The property itself is wonderfully furnished and equipped and the owners are on hand to check one has everything one might need. One couldn't have a better location: close to the little town of Dolgellau but so peaceful. We can't recommend it highly enough.

Helen from H,

The property was beautifully furnished and equipped and tastefully renovated to maintain the period features . The owners were very helpful and provided a lovely welcome pack of local produce and a bottle of wine. Would definitely consider returning .

Mr Michael G,

Great cottage, excellent location, lovely owners, thanks.

Jacqueline from W,

First stay in this beautiful house, won't be the last. The house is perfect and the location is amazing! We came for the Rally GB but I think that next year we will stay a little bit longer. More to discover around here. See you next year.

Grégory from S,

Diolch o galon! (Thank you from the bottom of our hearts) This is such a lovely cottage in a beautiful spot, loved watching the birds and the squirrels and soaking in the atmosphere. There are so many wonderful places in this part of the world, some just a short walk from Gellilwyd Fach! Really appreciated the welcome package and the fire, and the bathroom has to be seen to be believed! I know exactly where I'll be coming back to when I come back to Wales. We loved every minute of our stay.

Previous Customer,

From the website reviews, we were looking forward to a really great cottage, but this has exceeded our expectations in every way. The cottage is delightful and so well equipped. This is undoubtedly the best cottage we have ever stayed in, due to the peaceful magnificent location, with views of mountains, but also the loving and careful attention to detail and generous provision of “extras”. We can’t wait to return!

Ruth and A,

Absolutely lovely, top class. Beautiful cottage, owners very friendly, good location, very spacious, definitely recommend. Wonderful holiday thanks to the owners and Best of Wales, thank you :)

Alison from L,

Just stunning, such a tranquil location and the quality of the property was exceptional. The property is stunning both in presentation and location. If you are looking for peace and quiet, yet still with convenience to get to places this is the place for you. We hope to return. Great communication and straightforward booking process.

Nigel from K,

This is our second trip here, we stayed back in March and have just booked to come again in August - we love it here. It is so peaceful and quiet which is the antithesis of where we live near Gatwick. Dolgellau is a lovely little town and the views around are wonderful. We spent our time doing really rather little apart from reading and chatting and watching the birds, thing we never have the chance to do at home. We loved the Christmas touches - the decorations and the holly. Also how the cottage has been furnished. A really super cottage - thank you. Also continue to be impressed by Best of Wales - very good customer service. We look forward to seeing the area in summer.

Couple from H