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Beautiful Holiday Cottage in a Remote Mountain Location | Abergeirw

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A beautiful holiday cottage in a remote mountain location – this stunning rural retreat comes with far-reaching views over magnificent Snowdonia landscapes.

What an exceptionally lovely place to spend some well-earned time away from it all. Abergeirw is a traditional Welsh farmhouse which will have your heart the minute you walk through the door.

Recently – and obviously lovingly – renovated, the cottage blends modern comforts and luxuries with bags of period charm. Expect exposed beams, a huge inglenook fireplace and original stone floors. This is a deep-cosy-and-comfort kind of a home.

The location is quite simply stunning, with the kind of awe-inspiring views that do something profound to your heart and soul. It is tucked into the hills of the Coed y Brenin forest park (Coed y Brenin means King’s Forest, by the way), an area renowned for its stunning walks, diverse wildlife and famous mountain bike trails.

A beautiful holiday cottage in a remote mountain location, you’ll find it on a quiet leafy lane with a backdrop of forests and hills. This lovely rural hamlet was the last place in Wales to be connected to the grid – until 2008 there was no mains electricity around these parts.

The front door opens into a small entrance hall with an open plan kitchen, living and dining room just beyond. What a beautiful characterful space. There’s a large inglenook fireplace, exposed beams, deep-set windows with slate sills and a stone-flagged floor. The whole space has been artfully and stylishly designed with a colour scheme which is subtle, soothing and serene.

The kitchen area is well-equipped with everything you could need for your holiday feasts. There is a large range cooker, plenty of cupboard space, an island workspace and Belfast sink. An oval dining table seats six.

The sitting room area has been arranged around that wonderful inglenook fireplace, which houses a toasty woodburning stove. A comfortable deep sofa, coffee table and chairs make the most of this cosy corner.

Beyond the open plan living space, you’ll find a well fitted out utility room and downstairs shower room. There’s a backdoor entry here too, so it’s a great place to strip off wellies and walking gear after a muddy walk. Returning to the kitchen, an original spiral staircase takes us upstairs.

There are four bedrooms up here, so room for six guests. The rooms are just gorgeous. Each double has a woodburning stove – can you think of anything more wonderful to wake up to? We recommend you stay with someone who will be willing to bring you a cuppa in bed. You won’t want to get out of it in a hurry.

Again, the colours of the fabrics and furnishings in the bedrooms are really lovely here – everything is high quality and new. There are more exposed beams and some attractive timber panelling. It has a very cosy feel. There is a spacious family bathroom with a roll-top bath.

Outside, there is a lovely tiered garden with a terrace area for al fresco dining and drinks. Plenty of space to soak up some more of those stunning country views.

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Cottage Type
Dog Friendly
Real Fire
Welcome Pack
Cot (cot-linen not provided)
High Chair
Central Heating
1 Pet
Freezer (not icebox)
Washing Machine
Iron and ironing board
Toys/ Games/ Books
Security Deposit Required
Private Garden
Enclosed garden
Off street parking
Bike Storage
Additional Information
Negresco coffee machine

***Please note a £200 security deposit will be pre-authorised on your card. This will be released in full after a post-departure inspection (usually within 15 working days).***

**Please Note: Due to the age of the property and the stone spiral staircase this house may not be suitable for toddlers unless closely supervised.**


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It is no exaggeration to say that this is a truly stunning part of the world. Quiet, rural, peaceful, the cottage is surrounded by the most wonderful mountain-and-forest landscapes. There is plenty of great walking to be done straight out of the front door.

The cottage looks out over the beautiful Coed y Brenin forest which is home to running, walking and mountain bike trails. It is also home to some magnificent Douglas firs. The River Mawddach with its notable waterfalls runs through the forest park.

This part of southern Snowdonia is renowned for its stunning landscapes, diverse wildlife, the world-class Coed y Brenin mountain bike centre and trails, and there is plenty of opportunity for hiking, climbing, fishing and water sports nearby.

It’s an easy – and beautiful – drive to the coast, with Dolgellau, on the Mawddach estuary, around 9 miles away. This historic market town is well worth exploring. Look out for the ruins of the 12th century Cistercian Abbey, and enjoy a walk along the beautiful estuary. The Sunday farmers market is a great place to pick up local produce and supplies.

If the weather and season are right, keen walkers might like to take on nearby ‘Cadair Idris’ (‘Chair of Idris’) – named after the legendary giant warrior poet who is said to sit on its summit. There are two main routes to reach the summit, the steepest of which is named Minffordd, it is 6 miles in length and takes approximately four to six hours to complete. You’ll be rewarded with the most amazing panoramic views.

For beaches, head to the harbour town of Barmouth, which is around 15 miles or 30 minutes by car. It has a long, sandy golden beach and lots of seaside shops and traditional seaside fun.

Here's a link for more information on the local area that you might find useful:
Things to do in Dolgellau

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Guest Reviews

Paul Joyce

We have just had an amazing relaxing break in Abergeirw
The cottage is very nicely presented with many unique features and nice decorative touches. The cottage is in a fairly quiet narrow lane on the outskirts of Coed y Brenin. Cyclists and walkers can get into the forest very easily from the property. Would love to the garden in the summer….maybe another visit?


Lovely cottage, very well supplied with everything you could possibly need. The most comfortable beds with snuggly duvets. It was warm and cosy with a lovely garden and beautiful views. The owners were very accomodating and checked to make sure we had all we needed.

Heather ONeill

Wonderful cottage in a truly stunning location. A real treat of a place. Very cosy & full of character & beautiful views. Really helpful owners.

Dawn Brown

August 2022
Such a lovely cottage, in an idyllic peaceful location. Great location to get away from the rat race and chill. Scenery is beautiful and loads of walks, directly from the cottage. Early morning walks enjoyed immensely by me & GSD, only thing to see was local wild life and sheep. Great base to operate from for Zip world, forester coaster and Titan 2 great fun! Local village Dolgellau is worth a look, amazing bakery Popty’r Dref a must! Pastries are lush and so big!
Communication with owner was excellent and thanks for the lovely welcome pack!

Joanne Armfield

Our second visit to Hafod Owen this year and it didn’t disappoint. We found some wonderful wild swimming spots and the walks are on your doorstep. A beautiful, tranquil place with only the wildlife for neighbours.

Joanne Armfield

Leave your troubles at the door! If you need time to unwind and switch off this is the cottage for you. The gardens are beautiful; there are sunny spots all around the garden where you can have morning coffee, dinner on the terrace and a spot of yoga behind the bike shed. There are fabulous walks all around and we even found a spot for cold water swimming. The cottage wraps its arms around you as soon as you walk through the door; it’s comfortable and has everything you could possibly need – most importantly comfy beds!

Maggie Sanderson

Super beautiful Cottage in a beautiful Setting. Quite remote ideal for walkers & for those who want peace and quiet.
The cottage is fitted with everything you need & is very comfortable.

Natasha Adams

Super house in the middle of nowhere with only sheep for neighbours. Perfect peace. Incredible views.

Lee cooper

What an idyllic lovely cottage. Set in the most amazing scenery if you want to get away from everyday life this is the place. Will definitely be coming back soon

Lee Bradford

Spent a lovely week at this spacious and well equipped cottage. Beautiful gardens in a peaceful and quiet location, yet very convenient for all the local activities. Coed y Brenin just a few minutes away, Barmouth / Mawddach trail a short distance and lovely walks literally from the front door. Owners were great, easy quick communication and could not do enough to help make a memorable stay. Can not wait to go back again!

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