Dolgellau, Snowdonia & The Llyn Peninsula

  • 5 Star
  • Tranquil, detached 5* cottage for 5 in Snowdonia. Walking distance to Dolgellau, cycling distance to Coed y Brenin and perfect for walking holidays in Wales.

You can book this property from:

  • £592 per week
  • £85 per night
  • 5 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 double bed
  • 1 single bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

Nearby activities

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


  • Ground floor WC

Important - Please Note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9:00am


Set in its own large and tranquil garden in the foothills of Cader Idris, Berthlwyd is a traditional Welsh stone cottage rich in elegance and history. With quaint pubs and restaurants in the nearby town of Dolgellau, and the golden beaches of Barmouth just nine miles away, Berthlwyd is a host of opportunities, no matter the time or mood.

Find luxury in the foothills

Standing peacefully in the countryside, just one mile from Dolgellau, this luxury self-catering cottage is a perfect base for families and small groups wanting to explore the Mawddach Trail and Snowdonia National Park’s southern hills and mountains. At Berthlwyd, guests can curl up by the wood burner and enjoy the panoramic view over the Mawddach valley. For those who don’t feel ready to settle inside yet after a day outdoors, a glass of wine and an al fresco dinner at the picnic table may be just the right way to bring your day to a close, while watching the stars slowly take over the sunset.

Bedrooms and bathrooms

With a cloakroom with WC on the ground floor, the two bedrooms and the family bathroom are on the first floor. There is a king-size room, while the main bedroom hosts a double bed as well as a single bed. Both bedrooms are wonderfully bright and enjoy the same traditional elegance that suffuses the rest of the house – wood floors, half-vaulted ceilings, and stunning views – there is no better way to make memories than a stay at Berthlwyd.


A starter basket of firewood is provided for your stay. Additional logs are available for £5 per basket load. We are also happy to provide a high chair, stair gate, and a travel cot, but ask that you please request these on booking.


Lovely spacious cottage in the countryside outside Dolgellau - perfect for an active break

Mrs B,

Beautiful cottage with lovely decor in a great location. It felt like being at home in terms of comfort and was spotlessly clean. Margaret is a great host and there was lots of information on what to do in the local area. This was our second visit as we enjoyed it so much the first time and we’ll no doubt visit again

Mr B,

Lovely, comfortable, well equipped, very clean and well cared for cottage. Very helpful owner. Beautiful views and excellent location for a range of walking.

Dr H,

Stunning property in a stunning location, everything you need is here, home from home and the property owner was on hand if you ever needed anything. Would definitely recommend, you won't be disappointed.

Mrs B,

Beautiful Berthylwyd - that sums it up perfectly! Fabulous place, fabulously warm welcome from Margaret. Best place we have ever stayed in. Looking forward to returning.

Mr E,

We really appreciated how helpful Best of Wales staff were in handling our booking during the lockdown period which must have been so challenging and busy for them. The whole booking experience and standard of services was excellent, including the pre-arrival information and a lovely text from the owner of our property with information on local takeaways as not all hospitality had opened up during our stay. That was a lovely touch and very helpful. Thanks again. We're going to book for next year!

Ms M,


This detached cottage is located within its own large, peaceful garden and enjoys expansive countryside views in all directions, including the stunning Cader Idris range. Only 1 mile away from the market town of Dolgellau in Southern Snowdonia, it is far enough away to offer complete tranquillity and close enough to take full advantage of the town’s many amenities and attractions.

This includes a number of high quality restaurants such as Meirionnydd, Dylanwad Da and Bwyty Mawddach and some nice pubs such as the Unicorn. Dolgellau also has many interesting shops, cafes and an award winning supermarket offering a wide range of Welsh produce. The pretty, charismatic town of Dolgellau also has more than 200 listed buildings – more than any other town in Wales.

The cottage is perfect for walking holidays in Wales with a range of walks starting within a mile of the doorstep, including the Cadair Idris mountain walk, Mawddach Trail (a 9 mile riverside trail all the way to the coast in Barmouth) and Precipice Walk. Other major attractions in the area include the world renowned Coed Y Brenin Mountain Biking Centre, Go Ape High Wire course and the National White Water Rafting Centre. For calmer days out, visit the golden beaches of Barmouth, Fairbourne or Aberdyfi, Harlech Castle’s World Heritage site or ride along the Talyllyn narrow gauge railway.


Barmouth Beach – long, sandy beach with Blue Flag award. 9 miles

Fairbourne Beach – sandy beach. 9 miles


Precipice Walk – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages. Less than 1 mile from cottage

The Mawddach Trail – Dolgellau - suitable for all ages – walkers, cyclists and wheelchair users. 1 mile from the cottage.

Cader Idris (mountain) – 3 main routes starting from Dolgellau (1 mile), Minffordd (8 miles) and Abergynolwyn (16 miles).

New Precipice Walk – Llanelltyd - suitable for all ages. 2.5 miles

Torrent Walk – Brithdir - moderate leisure walk approx 2½ miles along the river. 4 miles

Panorama Walk – Barmouth - suitable for all ages. 10.5 miles


The Mawddach Trail – As above. 1 mile

Coed y Brenin Mountain Biking Centre – Suitable routes for all ages. 6 miles


Dolgellau Golf Club – 9 hole golf course. 1 mile

Horse riding

Bwlchgwyn Pony Trekking Centre - suitable for anyone over 4yrs. 9.5 miles

Water sports

Bala Lake – sailing, canoeing, kayaking, windsurfing, raft building etc. 17 miles

National White Water Centre, Canolfan Tryweryn – White Water Rafting, Kayaking & Canoeing. 21 miles