Comfortable cottage with outstanding garden in great location
This cottage is close to town but quiet and tranquil. The presentation of both the cottage and garden is immaculate, and the added dimension of the river at the foot of the garden gives more of an impression of a countryside retreat. It is possible to walk out of the premises and be in a well-stocked supermarket or beautiful open countryside in just a few minutes. For those inclined to be active there are plenty of walks nearby, and bike storage on site. After a day in the country visitors will surely appreciate the superbly comfortable beds. Altogether a great place to stay.
Riverside retreat but close to town.
Immaculate gardens and a lovely riverside location where you can watch the Heron and other birds drop in.
The house itself is very well presented with just about everything you need for a short stay. There is internet if you need it and mobile reception is adequate too.
It is on two levels with a spiral staircase - the stairs might be daunting for some but you can always nip out the kitchen door and come back in through the front. It would not however suit someone whose mobility is limited.
The location is ideal, being on the edge of town, so it's quiet, but only a short walk to shops pubs and restaurants with which Dolgellau is well served.
The road entrance could be a bit daunting, visibility is approximately zero, the two big mirrors are vital, you just have to remember that, to get visibility to your right you use the left mirror and vice versa.
Rowland the owner lives next door and is only a door knock away if you need him. He is friendly and personable, don't be put off by the thorough Health and Safety briefing - he's a lawyer so he takes that sort of stuff very seriously. Once thats over he relaxes visibly, there are guide books and maps aplenty to help you plan your stay. .
This would be suited either as a base to set out and explore the many attractions of North Wales or as a bolt hole, to just sit by the river and chill.
A very special place.
We have had a wonderful week staying in this very special place. Felin Ship is an extremely comfortable, well-managed holiday cottage. It is well-equipped, but unfussy and has been furnished and styled to a very high standard. However, it is its riverside position that really makes it outstanding. Although positioned just outside Dolgellau, when you're sitting in the extensive and beautiful gardens, watching the river burble by and, in the evening, cattle and sheep coming down to drink you feel miles from anywhere. It's just a gorgeous setting. Roland, the owner and host is extremely helpful, friendly and informative. He ensures that you understand how to make best use of the cottage, but is unobtrusive thereafter. We did enjoy chatting with him though. He has provided many useful guide books to help you plan your time here. We booked directly with Roland which we found very straightforward. He was always quick to respond to our enquiries. Looking at the pictures you will see that there is a spiral staircase leading upstairs from the lounge. Some people might be nervous about this, but we did not find it at all problematic. In all, we had a a really relaxing, comfortable week at Felin Ship and we are hoping to return to this very special cottage. Thank you so much Roland.
Superb setting by the river
We booked the cottage for a short break with the family and grandchildren but wish it could have been longer. The gardens and river had a real wow factor as we drove in. It was equally special to come back to from our days out. Great choice of things to do. Mountain biking, walking or just relaxing by the river. Roland could not have been more helpful with our arrangements with advise on where to go in the area. Recommend ?the Precipice walk? Loved the cottage. Everything we needed for the family. Worth visiting the TH Roberts caf? in Dolgellau.
> Thank you Roland for being so accommodating.
Good but A little sterile
Nice few days at Felin Ship but there are a couple of things that prevent me from giving it 5 stars.
Upon arrival it is very much made clear that you are staying in the house of the owner, and with a strict regimented tour of the grounds and cottage one is left feeling somewhat intimidated and a feeling of intrusion. One is reminded of this when reading the welcome book with rules and regulations and seeing the numerous printed labels.
The guest accomodation lacks homely feel and the sitting room, which is linked to the owners cottage by a internal door, combined with the office blinds and abundance of leaflets makes the space feel more like a doctors surgery waiting room than a place to relax.
It is decorated however to a good standard and holds good furniture, however as of december 2017 the bedrooms didnt have any kind of heating which was countered by a lovely tog 3000 duvet which was if anything too warm but any uncovered body part felt the cold of the night. Taller people may struggle in bed as they have foot plates on which calls for some contorsion of the legs.
Owner hospitality 2/5
It is with sad regret but the owners nature did let it somewhat leaving the group feel uncomfortable, though reading other more positive reviews, this may well be just our group. I hope you have a better experience.
NOT a place for muddy mountain bikers!!