This converted first floor hayloft is near the small village of Trawsfynydd in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park and can sleep two people in one double bedroom.
Y Dowlod is a first floor hayloft conversion providing comfortable and spacious accommodation near to the village of Trawsfynydd in Snowdonia. With one double bedroom (with an ensuite bathroom) this is a perfect holiday cottage for two people looking for a romantic escape. The cottage also contains an open plan living area with fitted kitchen, sitting area and dining area, whilst outside is off road parking and a shared garden with a patio area and exterior furniture and a barbecue. Being part of a group of three cottages, Y Dowlod is a beautifully furnished holiday cottage for a couple or for a family group looking for a mountain hideaway.
RECENT CUSTOMER REVIEWS
Multiple PROS ..... Two major CONS (but easily fixable) Y Dowlod is lovely. The area is staggeringly beautiful. Many things combine to create a great cottage rental but two items almost blow the whole thing.
Here's what's good: Rhys and Gwyneth, the owners - friendly and helpful. The cottage itself - well designed, beautifully old and spotlessly clean. The kitchen - excellent and big. Comfy couch, great TV with perfect reception and good WiFi. Very well-insulated and toasty warm. Lovely bedroom and bathroom but ....
Here's what's bad: To be fair, I think it's easy for an owner of a well-booked cottage to lose track of just how awful the mattress can be. And this one is a peach - it's the worst mattress that I've ever slept on, possibly in 70 years and needs to be changed TODAY - NOW - period. It was an El Cheapo, it's thin, it's old and both of us felt the springs a lot. The bed needs a good 600 GBP online oomfy mattress from Dream or Emma or .. perhaps even better?? And (sorry guys) it needs to be changed every few years. We positively dreaded going to bed, honestly. We dug out the (2 inch thick) "mattress" from the fold-out couch and lay it ON TOP of the bed mattress and, thank heaven, it helped. It's a 1st class cottage and needs a 1st class bed to sleep on. Otherwise, we were going to buy a foam mattress pad in order to salvage our vacation.
The other problem, you ask ?? Gwyneth apologised, in advance, for the low water pressure of the shower. Sadly, we came to dread IT, as well. Rhys and Gwyneth are very green and have installed all kinds of really neat systems for saving hydro and water, etc. The bathroom has a large, nice tub but their guidebook gently asks you to save water and take a shower. We agree but the shower feels like a kid pouring water from their little watering can, down your back. It takes 15 minutes of being "sprinkled" to get the soap off and wastes a TON of water. As the water comes from a well and is on a pump, I don't know if a bigger pump is required or just a 150 GBP "power shower" would do it. In any case, it was really annoying.
We gave this place 4 stars because it is a fantastic cottage in a heavenly locale but I would not recommend it until a nice, new mattress was in place. The shower issue is simply a (real) inconvenience but, at least, was not responsible for both of us returning home with sore backs. beavertail65 2017-09-24
We loved staying at Y Dowlod which is pleasant and comfortable. The cottage was clean and had everything needed for a vacation or short stay. A beautiful and delicate hideaway for walkers and other who loves unspoiled nature. We strongly recommend Y Dowlod. Mr Schachtenhaufen 2016-07-28
Excellent facilites and location My spouse and I went to North Wales for some walking and stayed here for the standard week. The location was excellent and was easy reach to all the areas we wanted to walk and close distance to Snowdon. It did require an early morning start.
The standard of the cottage is very high and has been very well kept. The owners are welcoming and helpful.
The added bonus was the that the cottages are environmentally friendly and efficient - and the best part we did not notice. RSyal 2016-03-29
Mrs Lovely, clean and well renovated cottages. On arrival the cottage was exactly how it looked in the images. The cottage was nice and warm from the underfloor heating and Rhys and Gwyneth had left us some welsh cakes for when we arrived. Great facilities and great location for the different places we wanted to visit. We would definitely book again. Kimberly C 2015-10-27
Y Dowlod was a very warm and welcoming Cottage in an ideal location for exploring Snowdonia. Mr Burrows 2015-08-01
Parking Space Linen provided Towels provided Dishwasher Cooker Fridge Washing Machine Television High Chair Cot WiFi
Double Beds 1
Details Underfloor heating throughout Electric oven, hob & grill, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine & dryer available (shared with cottage refs 4118 & 4120), flat screen colour TV with basic Sky, DVD, iPod dock with radio, library of books, games, DVDs All fuel & power included in rent Bed linen & towels included in rent Cot & highchair on request Off road parking for several cars Shared garden with patio area, furniture & BBQ Sorry, no pets & no smoking Shop & pub 4 miles
Changeover Day Fri
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Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest
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