Dolgellau, Snowdonia National Park
Guests: 5       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 1 dog), fee applies


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This cosy and characterful stone-built former schoolhouse, situated on a quiet street in the historical town of Dolgellau, offers the convenience of town facilities with immediate access to all that Snowdonia National Park has to offer. One of over 200 listed buildings in Dolgellau, the highest concentration in any Welsh town, Tawelfa dates back to the late 1700s.

The cottage was completely renovated in 2019 by an antiques trader and an artist. It retains its original features, including a spectacular twelve-foot tall sash window which spans all three storeys of the property and a solid oak bedroom wall and huge inglenook fireplace, all sympathetically restored. Tawelfa has been furnished with antique furniture, textiles and lighting throughout, much of which is local to the area.

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. Nestled between the mountains and the sea, Dolgellau is architecturally beautiful and all around you is the wildness of Snowdonia.



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£481 (based on 2 staying)
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£877 (based on 2 staying)
pets welcome (max. 1 dog)
bed layout
Master Double, Double, Single

facilities at Tawelfa

open fire / woodburner
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
  • Living / dining room with log burner situated in large inglenook fireplace
  • Hallway leading to garden.
  • Fast fibre broadband available with unlimited video streaming

First Floor: 

  • Double bedroom with antique Victorian double bed, Victorian wardrobe, original cast iron fireplace and window seating area 
  • 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 antique Victorian single bed, exposed oak beams and skylight windows.
  • Bathroom with contemporary bath, toilet and washbasin


  • Stone-walled back garden with facilities

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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