Standing quietly in the foothills of Cadair Idris, this tastefully refurbished 18th-century former farmhouse is surrounded by fields, woodland, and the mountains, and captures all that is warm, peaceful, and welcoming about Wales. Whether you’re a climber, hiker, mountain biker, or you’re just plain old trying to get away from it all, this charming self-catering cottage will nestle you in the kind of comfort that will make you feel alive again.
For outdoor enthusiasts
Located just a mile and a half from the market town of Dolgellau, Penclogwynau makes for a great base for outdoor enthusiasts and holidaymakers alike. Featuring a stable door leading out to the garden, exposed-beam ceilings throughout the house, and a cosy inglenook fireplace with wood burner in the sitting room, the cottage clearly understands the richness of its heritage and traditional Welsh farmhouse roots. Balancing this rustic charm are tasteful, modern luxuries like underfloor heating and comfy seats, both in the sitting room and in the reading area. Top this all off with the serene views from every window, then imagine being able to come home to this after an invigorating day out. On cloudless evenings, dine and have a few drinks al fresco. Afterwards, gather around the fire pit and watch the stars, with the burbling sound of the nearby stream in the background.
Bedrooms and bathrooms
On the ground floor of the cottage is an underfloor heated wet room with WC. Then, cosily tucked under the gables, the bedrooms in this wonderfully peaceful house offer heart-stirring views across fields, woodland, and the Snowdonia hills and mountains to the north. The king-size master room features exposed original roof trusses and beams, and further benefits from an en-suite shower room. The next bedroom also boasts exposed beams and a king-size bed, with the further advantage of being able to convert the bed into two singles, so as to accommodate a larger family or group of friends. Both rooms share the convenience of the family bathroom, with its large claw foot bath, charmingly set under more exposed beams and a low, sloping ceiling – the perfect place to let the remnants of the day soak away.
There is extensive level off road parking areas adjacent to the property. A tumble dryer is available in the garage. The garage also provides secure storage for your bikes. We can provide a high chair, stair gate and a cot, but ask that you please request these on booking and that you bring your own cot linen. We welcome two dogs at this property but please note they must remain on the ground floor only. Pet owners should be aware that the cottage is surrounded by sheep pasture.
Special Note: Please be aware that the stairs are steep and narrow and therefore not suitable for guests with limited mobility.
At a glance
- Sleeps 4
- 2 Bedrooms
- 3 Bathrooms
- 2 Pets allowed
- Open fire/woodburner
- Private parking
- 1.5 miles from pub
- Coastal views
- WiFi available
- Bed linen provided
- Bath towels provided
- Equipped with a barbecue
- 10 miles from coast
- Equipped with a dishwasher
- Equipped with a freezer
- Equipped with a high chair
- No smoking
- 1.5 miles from shop
- Equipped with a stairgate
- Equipped with a travel cot
- Equipped with a tumble dryer
- Equipped with a washing machine
We were impressed with the excellent panoramic tour of the property which we saw on the 'Best of Wales' website prior to choosing this lovely cottage. Penclogwynau was a delight. Idyllically and tranquilly situated, it has beautiful 360 degree views, a pretty and extensive garden and inside it is attractively renovated to a high standard and very well equipped. We have many self catering holidays and Penclogwynau is very high on our list of the best holiday cottages we have visited. We shall be returning next year!Mr Mike Murphy - 13th July 2019
Wholeheartedly recommend the property and Best of Wales.Mr Adrian Massey - 23rd June 2019
Just perfect. The cottage, the scenery, the views, the space around the cottage. Everything you need. Twice now in less than a year, we will be backMrs Donna Hicks - 13th May 2019
Cottage is perfect in every way. Area quiet, bird life great. Visit from a hare. The George hotel at the estuary is fantastic, been beautifully refurbished. Food excellent as are the staff and they love dogs in the bar area. Well worth a visit. Tranquillity of cottage first class. Mr M Webster - 10th May 2019
The most perfect accommodation in the most perfect location...hence our return! Beautiful, stunning, high spec, tidy, clean, cosy, comfortable, perfect in all ways for a family of four!Craig from Suffolk - 25th April 2019
It was a very beutiful cottage with stunning views. The standard was very high.Judith from West Midlands - 18th April 2019
Absolutely perfect, would not change a single thing. Was perfectly wonderful thank you.Mr A Herridge - 30th March 2019
What was not to like, one of my best holidays to date...home from home. North Wales was a stunning area and will be back to explore this year.Christina from Coventry - 13th January 2019
The holiday cottage is a lovely base to explore this wild beautiful part of Wales. Dolgellau has some quaint pubs & lovely restaurants with the beach a short drive away. Isolation was exactly what I was looking for with a lovely feel to the property. Snug, warm & very cosy. The roll top bath was a big hit due to the foul weather we experienced but then again it is winter & would expect nothing less. Lovely touch though. Very pleased with my choice & I will be returning. Thank you.Joanne from Essex - 28th December 2018
The cottage was a real home from home in a lovely secluded place with far reaching views.The interior is superb, and the log burner was welcoming on a night. Our Leonberger Lexie really enjoyed the secure gardens and had lots of space to run around in, my wife and myself really enjoyed the peace and tranquility and the stargazing at night. From start to finish the whole holiday run smoothly and many thanks to the your staff for good communication etc also many thanks to the owners for there communication and returning my camera charger which I had left behind. Highly recommended.Mr Phill Howes - 15th November 2018
Our cottage was set in a stunning location very peaceful and spotlessly clean. Outdoor highly recommend for a relaxing away from it all break. Mrs Lindsey Chinn - 2nd October 2018
We really enjoyed our stay here and found the location ideal.Mr Simon Norton - 27th September 2018
A very special cottage in spectacular surroundings. Easy to book online.Mr J Evitts - 5th August 2018
We had a brilliant week in every way. The cottage was lovely, very high standard of cleanliness and had everything we needed for our stay. The views from the cottage were breathtaking and the area is extremely beautiful all helped by the glorious weather. The whole experience was first class and the service from start to finish with The Best of Wales was excellent. Thank you, Kate and a Brian Walker and Alfie the border terrier!Mrs Kathleen Walker - 30th July 2018
High quality holiday cottage with excellent facilities, finished to a very high standard and in a wonderful location. The level of equipment was very good, we were very happy. We always holiday in the UK, but never visit the same property twice as there are so many available. However, we have re-booked this property for 2019 as we loved it so much. The cottage has pretty much everything you need, and is excellent for a dog as the garden is secure and big enough for a dog to run around. The location is excellent for exploring the area from Aberystwyth to Anglesey and there is so much to do. It rained every day of our last visit, yet we still enjoyed ourselves and look forward to returning for a longer stay next time. Best of Wales have been excellent. Professional, knowledgeable. They are extremely helpful and very friendly. A pleasure to deal with. If I had a holiday home to let out, they would be my choice. I cannot fault them. The booking process is simple and hassle free. Adrian from Somerset - 3rd July 2018
Wonderful holiday. Great cottage. Lots to do nearby. Would hire again if we go to that area. Thank you.Mrs Elaine Hardiment - 10th June 2018
The location is excellent. This was our second visit to this property and would highly recommend it.Robert from Cumbria - 6th May 2018
We have rented holiday cottages for over 25 years and this is one of the best. Lovely property with stunning views and plenty of space for our dog to enjoy games in the grounds. Maxine from Oxfordshire - 29th April 2018
Really wonderful week spent at this adorable property in an idyllic location. Thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, many thanks!!!Adrian from Dyfed - 22nd April 2018
Amazing! Magical! Property was perfect for our needs, would love to stay again! Good correspondence. Informative website.Louise from Suffolk - 8th April 2018
A lovely cottage that kept us cosy and warm and looked after us beautifully for the week. Every need catered for -Thank you. Stunning scenery and amazing walks. Sad to leave, but hope to return noon. Chris & Lindy - Suffolk - 2nd February 2018
A lovely cottage in a great location. Beautifully presented, warm and welcoming after a long drive and a lovely hamper of goodies and decorations for our Christmas stay.Suzanne from Cornwall - 27th January 2018
It ticked every box: presented to a very high standard - no expense spared on the fittings - and in a perfect location: close enough to Dolgellau yet remote. Our only neighbours were the sheep! Superb views. Great walks on the doorstep. Warm, cosy, romantic. Have no hesitation in recommending the cottage to our friends.Ms Lucy Ladbrooke - 5th November 2017
Thoroughly enjoyable week in a beautiful property.
We enjoyed climbing Cader Idris. The Precipice walk is a must, Creggenen lakes and Coed y Brenen for a forest walk. Coffee and cake at T.H.Roberts and dinner at the tapas restaurant in Dolgellau.Debbie from Surrey - 25th July 2017
See Cwm Bychan and Café Indiana in Fairbourne is great.Couple from Herts - 24th July 2017
We had a wonderful, relaxing holiday with our two terriers. The location was very peaceful but close to shops/coffee, the house was comfortable and welcoming and the walking was straight from the front door.
Barmouth and Harlech beaches are wonderful if you have dogs or children and the view from the top of Cader Idris is spectacular or just sit outside the cottage with a coffee and enjoy the peace.Tracey from East Sussex - 11th July 2017
The cottage is just perfect, very well equipped, very cosy, we loved it, never been so relaxed on holiday and it's the best cottage we have stayed in. Our dog Bella also loved the garden. We were all very sad to leave. Barmouth was lovely and we also went to Surf Snowdonia on my partners birthday, which is an amazing place, it's not just a surf place but other water activities, a great viewing place to watch what's going on and a few cafes, it is about an hour away but the journey through the spectacular scenery is worth it. We were a bit disappointed with Swallow Falls, they are beautiful but you have to pay £1.50 each to get in and it is just a view point, we thought you would be able to walk around. We just loved relaxing in the cottage garden and enjoying the amazing weather we had. This was our first time in North Wales and we loved it.Jo from Newport, Gwent - 28th May 2017
Wonderful cottage, very quiet area with beautiful views. The cottage is well equipped and very clean. It has an enclosed garden which was great for the dogs and gave them freedom to run around. The wifi is stable and good.
Wonderful walks at Coed Y Brenin, just a couple of miles away. Two small supermarket in town, but ASDA will deliver to the cottage.Rose from Somerset - 21st May 2017
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