Gwel y Mynydd

in the heart of Snowdonia National Park /Dolgellau
Guests: 4       Wifi: available       Pets? Pets welcome (max. 2 dogs), fee applies

Gwel y Mynydd

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One of the finest holiday cottages in Snowdonia, this is a true Welsh mountain holiday cottage for the family near to Dolgellau. Perfect holiday cottage for walkers and those who want a real mountain holiday in Wales!

A traditional Welsh farmhouse, Gwel y Mynydd, is tucked away at the end of its own track and overlooking the beautiful Hermon Valley, at the heart of the world-renowned walking and cycling area of Coed y Brenin Forest Park.

Gwel y Mynydd has been in the same family ever since it was saved from destruction in the 1950s. Now lovingly restored, using reclaimed and sustainable materials, lime plaster, and with many of its older features uncovered, it is a peaceful and unforgettable experience.

The cottage is simple but comfortable with an open fire. At night, with only a few other houses in the valley, you can see stars as you’ve never seen before in a silence broken only by the sound of owls, and the local deer coming down from the forest to graze.



latest review

Blissful, peaceful cottage with a stunning view. Cozy, warm and well equipped. Fantastic area - could walk the trails for years around here, and still keep discovering new ones. Plus amazing mounta...

Kate S, September 2020

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arrival at
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7 nights from
£562 (based on 2 staying)
7 nights up to
£1260 (based on 2 staying)
pets welcome (max. 2 dogs)
bed layout
Master Double, Twin

facilities at Gwel y Mynydd

farm or rural location
open fire / woodburner
media & technology
wifi broadband available
cleaning services
washing machine
young children welcome

map - location

in detail

The cottage has modern, efficient electric storage heating throughout, a wood burner and a gas fire.

Ground floor:

  • Kitchen/diner: Well equipped, fridge freezer, washing machine, toaster, Coffee maker etc.
  • Dining area: table and chairs and gas burner/fire
  • Living area: Log burner, comfortable sofa and two chairs - with MP3 docking station and CD player
  • Wi-fi (no extra charge)

First floor:

  • Double bedroom – white double bed, chest of drawers
  • Bedroom 2 – twin beds, chest of drawers.
  • Bathroom – Fully tiled with Power Shower and washbasin


  • Lawned garden surrounding the cottage with stunning views to the mountains beyond, outside table and chairs for alfresco dining
  • Parking for 2 – 3 cars.
  • Larch and pine forest on north side and sheep fields on the south.

local area

  • Coed Y Brenin Mountain Biking Centre – 12 min
  • Beast and Dragon’s back (mountain biking routes) – end of the drive
  • Volcano walking trail – 100 yards.
  • Go Ape – 12 min
  • Dolgellau town – 15 min
  • Cader Idris - 30 min to North side ascent.
  • Mawddach Trail – 15 min
  • Barmouth beach – 30 min
  • Portmeirion – 30 min
  • Harlech Castle - 45 min
  • Talyllyn Railway - 30 min
  • Centre for Alternative Technology - 35 min
  • Corris Craft Centre - 30 Min
  • King Arthurs Labyrinth & Mine Explorers - 30 min
  • National White Water Centre - 45 min
  • Waterfalls Gwynfynedd Goldmine - 2 miles walking
  • Every peak in Snowdonia is accessible within 1 hour

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customer reviews for Gwel y Mynydd

Blissful, peaceful cottage with a stunning view. Cozy, warm and well equipped. Fantastic area - could walk the trails for years around here, and still keep discovering new ones. Plus amazing mountain rivers to swim in. This was our second stay here and we hope to return before too long. The cottage was superbly clean...

- Kate S,
September 2020

A short stay at this most beautiful cottage in a glorious location. We wanted peace and quiet, time to relax and we got just that. Thank you to the owners for making it so cosy and comfortable- especially appreciated as the weather has been wet and windy.

- Carol S,
March 2020

Our stay here was magnificent! So secluded and a beautiful escape from the city with our dog! The fireplace was perfect for cosy nights after long days of walking. Would definitely recommend.

- Ethan C,
February 2020

We've had a fantastic stay in an amazing location for walking and cycling, the Cottage had everything we needed and was so peaceful we will defitely be recommending it and coming back ourselves !

- Rachel H,
January 2020

3 nights simply was not enough at this wonderful escape from the daily grind. Perfect for those who love mountain biking and walking. We cannot wait to return.

- Claire fraser ,
January 2020

Lovely cottage in an ideal location for tranquillity and peace. The location is out of the way but close enough to a number of places well worth a visit. We particularly enjoyed a walk up Cadair Idris and Harlech castle. There is numerous walking routes from the door so you don't even have to drive anywhere if you dont fancy it!

- Charlotte W,
October 2019

Had a really wonderful two weeks at this beautiful cottage. The peace and tranquility was amazing - certainly a place to relax and recover in. Wildlife was abundant and there was everything needed in the cottage.

- Karen F,
July 2019

Great house and surroundings. We realy liked it very much. Thank you!

- F.a. ten cate , 3022 DN (Netherlands),
February 2019

A beautiful, peaceful and well-equipped cottage in a stunning location. It was all we hoped for. The silence was profound, the cottage a cosy retreat and having the forest on the doorstep was wonderful. So many beautiful memories created. Thank you.

- Jan S,
December 2018

We had a lovely stay in this very cosy cottage. It was remote and quiet and we had some peaceful and relaxing walks with our dog. Many thanks.

- David C,
August 2018