Self Catering in Gwynedd - Dolgellau

Maes Coch Cottage
LL40 1TD

Maes Coch Cottage, Dolgellau, Gwynedd
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Sleeps a maximum of: 2

Pricing From: £232.00 - 418.00

Just right for a couple to enjoy walking, climbing, touring or simply relax, this cosy cottage sleeps two people in a king-size double bedroom.

This semi detached 18th century barn conversion occupies a wonderfully rural mountainside location, on a working sheep farm two miles from Dolgellau, in Snowdonia. Offering comfortable, welcoming accommodation set over the ground floor, this cottage has a king-size double bedroom, a shower room, and an open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area. There is wonderful mountain scenery all around the cottage, which is ideally placed for enjoying walking, climbing or discovering the castles, beaches and landscapes of the area.


We had peace and tranquillity in a nice cosy cottage. The cottage was warm and comfortable, there was no need to use the car except for getting supplies. There was walking access directly onto the many footpaths on and around Cadair Idris, and easy access to cycle routes.
Mrs Parker

For anyone who really wants a totally secluded break away from it all this is the place to go. We hardly knew the owners were there. If you are staying there and don't intend going anywhere else for a few days, get your supplies in and you will be fine. Also on the positive side you can walk straight from the cottage and onto Cader Idris which we did on the second to last day. Just be aware that the drive up the hill to the cottage is not for the faint hearted but you do get used to it after a few days. Also be aware that the cottage is part of a working farm so there are sheep milling about in the fields but the lambs were great fun to watch in the evenings. The bird life was also amazing. There are also a few dogs in a kennel about fifty metres away from the cottage which did bark now and again, which could spoil the peace and quiet, especially when the rabbits hopped in to the yard where the dogs are kept.

It was lovely being able to walk to the top of Cader Idris from the Cottage. The location is beautiful and so quiet, a real rural retreat. We're normally cautious about staying next door to the owners but apart from welcoming us and letting us know they were there if we needed anything we didn't see the owners at all.
Mrs Brown

Absolutely wonderful cottage.
Mr Thurgood

We received a warm welcome from Sandra and we couldn't have been more pleased with the little cottage that was warm, comfortable and clean. There was even a little tea tray laid out with some cake. Just what we needed after a long drive. We drank our tea sitting in a little garden area that has been set up for the cottage users right next to stream overlooking the beautiful mountains. We had the mountains on our doorstep and took a short but strenous walk up the nearest one which took us around 1800ft and with spectacular views. The nearest shops were to be found in the lovely village of Dollgellau. We recommend the Eurospar which is expensive but is a 'foodie's' delight with lots of locally sourced produce. We found this cottage a wonderful base for the week as we sampled the different delights of north and mid Wales. Aberystwyth is worth a visit, this very clean and well looked after University town was a nice alternative to your 'kiss me quick' style seaside resorts. We rode on the cliff railway which allowed us a good view over the coastline as it was a glorious day. Barmouth which isn't too far is more of a 'kiss me quick' style sea side but the fish and chips that we got from The Mermaid on Jubilee Street redeemed the place for us, they were delicious. Other good places to visit were Portmeirion village, Plas Brondanw [just 5 miles from there and was the family home of Clough Williams Ellis the designer of Portmeirion. We drove all through the snowdonia nature reserve hoping to take the Snowdon Mountain Railway but decided against it when we discovered it would cost us between ?27 - 35 per person! All in all, a wonderful week spent at a lovely cottage.
Julie R

Services / Facilities:

Full oil central heating. Electric oven and hob, microwave, slow cooker, fridge, colour TV, DVD. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage. Lawned garden with patio, furniture and lovely mountain views. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops, pubs and restaurants 2 miles. Note: babes-in-arms only. Note: There is a steep, single track road leading up to the property, with two gates that must be opened and closed en route.

Changeover Day


Double Beds: 1

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Cymer Castle - 1.9 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Cymer Abbey - 2 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Nannau Estate - 2.8 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Brithdir Roman Fort - 2.9 miles (Roman Site) Heritage Rating

Corris Railway & Museum - 5.6 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Llanfihangel-y-pennant, St Michael's Church - 6.1 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Castell-y-Bere - 6.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Barmouth RNLI Lifeboat Museum - 7.3 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Ffrid Newydd - 7.8 miles (Prehistoric Site) Heritage Rating

Pont Minllyn - 8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

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