Brynygwin Country House & Cottages

Brynygwin Isaf, Dolgellau, Gwynedd
Sleeps: 1 to 15


Brynygwin Country House & Cottages are situated within the Snowdonia National Park at Brynygwin Isaf, near Dolgellau. They enjoy a completely rural setting with 5 acres of a mature informal garden full of colourful shrubs and fine trees, fields to either side, 15 acres of woodland above, and a river for fishing just across the little road hidden below.

The two holiday cottages are next door to each other, as are the two flats in the house (which is separated from the cottages by just a narrow pathway). Each property can be let individually or with one of the other accommodations, providing a space where groups can stay together but have their own privacy. A maximum of 26 people can be accommodated when all properties are let together.

The Mews: This comfortable one-bedroomed, ground-floor only, cottage, is one of three conversions from the outbuildings of the 19th century family house. This one was the brewery. The others, to either side, were the stables and the laundry. The Mews can sleep 3 using a pullout in the living room and is ideal for dog owners and bird lovers. The living room is the full width of the cottage and has a good outlook into the garden. This room has an open log fire and two night storage heaters. One shallow step leads into the central well, which gives access to the kitchen on the right, the bathroom on the left, and, straight ahead, the double bedroom which is also the full width of the cottage. The kitchen opens into the garden which runs more than the full length of the cottage and is securely walled and gated, making it ideal for dogs. Nuts and fat-balls hung on the line bring a flurry of birds to be watched from the living room and kitchen windows. “A veritable bird-hide” is how someone described this cottage. A guest here counted over 30 species over a fortnight, and the tally of sightings in the grounds since we started recording in 1990 has topped 70. Nuthatch, hawfinch, woodpecker and goshawk are among the more exciting sightings from the Mews living room.

Ty Clyd: This three bedroomed cottage was once the stables, hay loft and tack room for the family country house and now sleeps up to 5 or 6. Ty Clyd is Welsh for 'cosy house' and it lives up to its name. The living room has a porch on its entrance side, and, on the opposite side, a small conservatory-cum-porch which leads into the small walled and gated garden and into the ground-floor bedroom which is plenty large enough for a pullout, if needed, to supplement the two single beds there. A discarded shelved corner unit, found lying in a hayloft by the builders at the time of the conversions in 1961, was built into the living room to make a painted wood focal point which more than compensates for the lack of a fireplace. The twin bedded downstairs bedroom, with revealed a window arch and A-frame base across the mostly flat ceiling, has warm coloured parquet flooring and is spacious and light with windows either side, one of them looking over the garden to the Aran mountains 15 miles inland. The compact but adequate kitchen and bathroom, lie opposite each other off the living-room. The view at the kitchen sink transports you to the breezy heights of the mountain to which Brynygwin is pointed, Y Garn, the goal of one of the 30 or so walks which we have detailed and supply for use by guests. The double bedroom’s round window looks out over barn roofs to the New Precipice Walk, which many who stay here rate the highlight of their visit for its stunning overview of the Mawddach estuary. We don’t know what the Welsh is for ‘characterful’, but that too could have been its name. No two rooms in this cottage look the same, and it is quite distinct in feeling from the other Brynygwin properties. Upstairs, in what was the hayloft (hence the outside stone stairway which is now just an emergency fire-escape), are the double and single bedrooms with their preserved hayloft purlins, sloping ceilings and plaster-clad stone-wavy walls. The double bedroom’s main feature is the 4 foot round window with its two opening quadrants and its views of mountains which flank the Mawddach estuary. Across the stair top landing, the single bedroom still has the ‘upsteps’ hayloft door which is now windowed and bolted.

We also offer accommodation in a house which sleeps 15 and 2 apartments which sleeps 9 and 2 people.

From solitary sketching to shared exertion, all manner of activities lie within a 25 mile radius of Brynygwin. Dog walkers, bird watchers, rock climbers, mountain bikers, countryside cyclists, orienteerers, golfers, narrow-gauge railway riders, serious summit seekers or just happily wandering/wondering walkers, beachgoers, deep -down slate cavern bouncers, high-up slate quarry zip-liners, romantic couples, reunion groups/families, singles, kayakers. canoeists, whitewater rafters, nature-lovers, fell- or flat-runners, marathon competitors, pony-trekkers, anglers, sketchers, photographers, castle viewers – all these come to us and, finding their interests well catered for close-by if not right here, many return again and again, the current record is 20 years without a break, 3 weeks each time, in one and another of all our 4 places – honest!

For further details please call us on 01341 423481.

Disabled facilities by arrangement.

Features & Amenities

  • Sleeps: 1 to 15
  • Pets
  • Off Street Parking
  • Garden
  • Disabled Facilities
  • Children Welcome
  • Log Fire
  • Wifi
  • Freeview TV
  • Golf Nearby

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Pricing :

    £215 - £1074
    per week

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