Dolgellau, Snowdonia National Park
Guests: 5       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 2 dogs), fee applies


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Luxury Snowdonia holiday cottage in Dolgellau, North Wales. A perfect base for your Snowdonia National Park holiday or climbing Cader Idris. The best of beach and mountain.

Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Dolgellau is architecturally beautiful and all around you is the wilderness of Snowdonia. We love this mountain town's tall buildings of green dolerite stone and slate, along with its web of narrow streets which have evolved and developed haphazardly over four centuries. One of over 200 listed buildings in Dolgellau, the highest concentration in any Welsh town, Tawelfa has been carefully conserved by its artist/ antique dealer owners.

There is a stone-walled garden to enjoy with facilities and the gentle sound of the river Arran which flows just behind the property. You have a beautiful river walk directly from the front door and the start of the renowned Mawddach Trail across to Barmouth is just a few minutes walk away (passing by the town cycle hire should you wish to do the trail by bike).

A two-minute walk puts you in the heart of the town of Dolgellau where there are shops, cafes, restaurants, pubs, a wine bar, a Tapas bar, banks, buses, takeaways, and more.



latest review

Bwthyn cyfforddus mewn safle da iawn, yn agos i'r canol y dre. Mae digon o le yn y ty, yn enwedig yn yr ystafelloedd gwely. Bob bore, yn gynnnar, roedd y heulwen yn goleuni yn gryf iawn. Byddai llen...

Anthony blane , May 2022

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£496 (based on 2 staying)
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£868 (based on 2 staying)
pets welcome (max. 2 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double, Double, Single

facilities at Tawelfa

open fire / woodburner
accessible without your own car
pub nearby (walkable)
media & technology
wifi broadband available
cleaning services
washing machine

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in detail

WiFi and centrally-heated throughout, this is a characterful cottage with original slate flooring on the ground floor, old pine floorboards on the upper floors, Georgian and Victorian doors and exposed oak beams throughout the cottage. 

Ground Floor: 

  • Small contemporary kitchen with dishwasher, oven, hob, fridge, and kitchen essentials.
  • Utility room with freezer, microwave, washing machine, ironing board
  • Snug living/dining room with log burner situated in large inglenook fireplace, no TV 
  • Hallway leading to garden.

First Floor: 

  • Double bedroom with antique Victorian double bed, Victorian wardrobe, original cast iron fireplace and window seating area. Hairdryer.
  • Shower room with shower, toilet with high-level antique cistern and washbasin.

Second Floor:

  • Spacious master bedroom with antique Victorian double bed, original solid oak wall, exposed oak beams and window seating area
  • Single bedroom with an antique Victorian single bed, exposed oak beams and skylight windows.
  • Bathroom with contemporary bath, toilet and washbasin


  • Stone-walled back garden with facilities
  • Tight parking for one car in front, or 20 yards to (free, unlimited) parking bay, and council  'pay and display' car park also walkable.

local area

  • Snowdonia National Park (all around you) including Snowdon and the Snowdon Mountain Railway (23m)
  • Mawddach Estuary (1m) leading to Barmouth Beach (9m) and Fairbourne Beach (9m)
  • Cymer Abbey (3m) and St Mary’s Church (0m)
  • Portmeirion - designed and built by Sir Clough Williams-Ellis in the style of an Italian village – (9.8 miles)
  • Harlech and Harlech Castle – (15 miles)
  • Llyn Peninsula including Criccieth / Criccieth Castle (29m)
  • Sessiwn Fawr annual music festival and Tŷ Siamas, the 'National Centre for Folk music' in Wales
  • Coed y Brenin mountain bike centre (10m)
  • Blaenau Ffestiniog and the slate mines (22m)
  • Machynlleth (15m) (Owain Glyndŵr Centre, MOMA, CAT, Falconry Experience, Comedy Festival)
  • Many spectacular walks including Mawddach Trail, Torrent Walk and Precipice Walk

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customer reviews for Tawelfa

Bwthyn cyfforddus mewn safle da iawn, yn agos i'r canol y dre. Mae digon o le yn y ty, yn enwedig yn yr ystafelloedd gwely. Bob bore, yn gynnnar, roedd y heulwen yn goleuni yn gryf iawn. Byddai llenni mwy trwchus yn helpu pobl gael mwy o gwsg? Ond wnaethon ni mwynhau y ty dros ben! Bendigedig!

- Anthony blane ,
May 2022

We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful and interesting house. The town is charming and and surrounding countryside is stunning with many wonderful walks nearby. We want to come back again.

- Philippa S,
April 2022

We had a fabulous time staying at Ty Eryri - it is a beautifully light space with good views from windows and lovely walks straight from the door. It was a quiet spot, a perfect place to rest and reflect. The cottage had all the amenities we could want. We hope to revisit.

- Deniz baker ,
March 2022

Beautifully decorated, comfortable and relaxing. The house is in a great location, within walking distance of good places to eat, and a short drive to some lovely beaches. The owners’ local friends were very helpful and quick to respond when we had a query, and also gave us some tips on local eateries and beaches. Sadly our stay was short and our activities limited because of the storms, but it was still a lovely bolt hole and a nice place to bunker down.

- Ginny A,
February 2022

Lovely little cottage. Very comfortable and nicely furnished. Great location for walks from the doorstep and a great base for exploring further afield. I would definitely recommend.

- Tracy T,
January 2022

We had a warm welcome at Ty Eryri...warm and cosy inside the house and cheese and wine in the fridge! The cottage has been beautifully restored with great attention to detail and retaining a real sense of its history. It's very close to the heart of Dolgellau which is an interesting and quirky small town. There are plenty of good places to eat and drink and lots of independent businesses. The local scenery is beautiful...the bus trip we took along the Mawddach estuary (top deck!) to Barmouth was stunning. We would happily come back to this area and this cottage.

- Josephine P,
January 2022

We had a lovely few,days staying in this excellent cottage. It is in a great position in the centre of the village. We loved the furnishings and textiles in this gorgeous cottage. It all felt very authentic. The huge inglenook fireplace in the living room was amazing. The caretaker who lived just around the corner was very friendly and helpful. A generous welcome pack awaited us. Dolgellau is a very good base from which to explore the coast and mountains.

- Lyndsay long ,
January 2022

Fantastic short break. Located right in the heart of Dolgellau, with immediate access to an array of walks, shops, restaurants, pubs and warm welcomes, this cosy historic cottage was ideally placed. The property is suitably furnished with antique furniture that complement the modern appliances. Great sized bedrooms to first and second floors alongside spacious bathrooms. Compact lounge with wood burning fire was just right for our two person and single dog stay. Hope to return and enjoy more of the walks and amenities.

- Sean T,
December 2021

Lovely cottage in a great location. The double bedrooms are big and comfortable, the bathrooms stylish and fun. The wood burner did an amazing job at heating up the sitting room. Space was at a premium downstairs but we loved sitting outside the front of the house in the evening watching the world go by.

- Chrissie D,
August 2021

Lovely, historic cottage in the centre of town with lots of pubs and restaurants within stumbling distance. Decorated beautifully with a secure sun-trap courtyard. We enjoyed walks along the river and day trips to Barmouth for swimming and moules and frite. Would love to come back in winter and use the Woodburner! Tiny criticism - the sofas aren’t very comfortable. Everything else was perfect.

- Caroline R,
July 2021

Beautifully restored, imaginatively furnished 'town house', in centre of Dolgellau. Loved the glimpses of its previous life in the stone and woodwork. Well equipped kitchen, we cooked two nights so this was appreciated - although bit of a squeeze for more than 3 adults to eat and chill. Roomy shower and bathrooms well used after climbing Cader Idris, then just a few yards to the pub. Worth noting there's no tv which is normally a blessing, but luckily we had a laptop to watch the England v Ukraine game (on a small screen) not being sure how that would go down in properly welsh Wales! Friendly town, gorgeous scenery, handsome house: we had a great stay.

- Lynne J,
July 2021

Tŷ Eryri We really liked the cottage. It has been restored and styled beautifully. Its location was prefect for us in relation to the mountains and the sea but also great to be able to have all the town had to offer on your doorstep! Would definitely recommend it and we hope to return again.

- Chrissie candlin ,
May 2021

Lovely break at this cottage, the attention to detail in the cottage is fantastic. The town is lovely with nice pubs and restaurants. It's also a great spot for exploring this part of Wales and for walking.

- Megan B,
May 2021

Great weekend at at Ty Eryri, which is beautifully decorated and really well equipped. Located in the centre of Dolgellau this suited us perfectly as we could walk out and pick up provisions - and lots of eating and drinking out options within minutes once the restrictions are lifted - but also be out in the stunning national park in ten minutes. Bedrooms are generous and airing and the shower and bath a real treat. Courtyard garden a sun trap during the day and adds to living space. Downstairs may be a little tight if fully occupied and dining table a little low for us - but a great property which we would stay in again.

- Vicky lagden ,
April 2021

Ty Eryri is an absolute delight with its wooden beams and long central window which allows light to cascade through the property in the evening. We were blessed with good weather and walked to the local shops each morning for croissants. Easy to access and within reach of Barmouth, Fairbourne and Harlech, the absence of a television proved a bonus and the children (aged 3 and 5) were very content to play in the small garden or wander down to the river with us.!We would certainly stay again. Great fish and chips only a 2-minute stroll down the road and a wine shop a few paces on!

- Sophie W,
April 2021

We had a lovely few days in this cosy and stylishly restored town house. The town is warm and welcoming and the surrounding area is stunning. The weather was kind and we enjoyed a number of local walks including the Mawddach trail to Fairbourne. Thank you for the welcome gifts - much appreciated.

- Janet L,
October 2020

We had a very comfortable six night stay in Ty Eryri. The cottage is ideally situated- so close to the lovely restaurants and coffee shops in Dolgellau and yet in a very quiet area. We spent our days cycling and hiking, and playing cards and board games in the evenings- a great break!

- Jean manson ,
September 2020

We had a wonderful time at Tŷ Eryri. It’s a beautifully renovated house which really captures the spirit and history of the building while incorporating modern features. For a family of four we found there was enough space. Gavin and Tina were great hosts; they kept us informed with updates and answered any questions we had. Dolgellau is the perfect base to explore mountains and sea. There’s tons of options available by car, bike or foot. I’d have no hesitation in recommending a stay here,

- Robert S,
August 2020

We had a lovely week in this beautiful house in Dolgellau. The bedrooms were beautiful, the bathrooms very modern, and the whole stay was comfortable and fun. Arrival and help throughout were very easy. The house was absolutely immaculate. Everything worked really well. Thank you for sharing your beautiful house with us.

- Charlotte A,
August 2020