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Two Bedroom holiday Cottage in the Mountains Above Dolgellau | Tyn-Simdde

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This two-bedroom holiday cottage in the mountains above Dolgellau in North Wales. A traditional stone cottage with lots of character features, the cottage provides an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

Once you’ve parked up and finished admiring the uninterrupted panoramic views of the valley below a painted front door leads you into an open plan ground floor layout. A spacious kitchen diner to your right and a welcoming lounge to your left divided by a central staircase.

The kitchen comprises simple elegant fitted units with a luxurious enamelled double sink. A modern oven and hob, washing machine and fridge freezer are also included. Opposite, some lovely upholstered dining chairs surround a substantial wooden table. A living flame gas fire sits on the gable wall whilst a traditional country cottage window complete with window seat fills the space with a soft warm light.

A second identical window overlooks the lounge area. But the dominant feature here is the very impressive inglenook fireplace. A huge welsh granite beam frames a cast iron log fire. Two large sofas in turn flank the fire. A central coffee table provides a resting place for your cheese and biscuits and glass of wine.

Eventually of course it will be time for bed. There are two bedrooms upstairs. One double room and one twin room. Both bedrooms are spacious and bright. High vaulted ceilings and exposed wooden trusses are complimented by softly painted walls and reclaimed pitch pine floorboards which allegedly came from Barmouth Bridge.

The shared bathroom is smaller but perfectly formed and houses a shower cubicle, WC and washbasin.

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Cottage Type
Dog Friendly, Real Fire
No Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating
2 Pets, Hob, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Washing Machine, Iron and ironing board
Off street parking, Bike Storage, Private Garden
Additional Information
Iron and small Ironing board
No TV but unlimited WiFi so bring your laptop
Landline telephone for incoming and emergency calls.

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As described, Tyn-Simdde is in a uniquely quiet and undisturbed spot. Surrounded by forests to the North with the valley floor opening out in front of you to the south the cottage is a true haven from modern life.

The surrounding Coed Y Brenin forest is a mecca for mountain bikers in this part of the world. The quiet forest lanes will lead you directly onto these renowned trails, which are free to use. Guests can choose from the gentler Afon and Minor Taur routes suitable for younger families whilst more experienced riders might prefer to test their nerve on the Beast of Brenin or Tarw routes. The visitors centre which acts as a hub for cyclists has a great little cafe, play area and children’s nature walks.

There are lots of other walks accessible right from your doorstep as well, including the popular precipice walk on the Nannau Estate.

The market town of Dolgellau is 7 miles away and has a couple of nice pubs and restaurants as well as two small supermarkets. The seaside town of Barmouth is about 9 miles further on to the west. Bala and Blaunau Ffestiniog are approximately 30 mins away by car and host a range of exiting adventure sports activities including climbing, zip lines, gorge walking and white water rafting. So a remote spot but still a great base from which to explore this part of Eryri (Snowdonia).

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

Rebecca Staines

Fabulous cottage.. however, there was only one oven proof dish. Please can there be a few more of various sizes? Also a couple of pint glasses would be great.. thank you

Diane Middleton

Just the most enchanted, historical little cottage we’ve ever stayed in. It was just like being thrown into the film “The Holiday” (summer version) only Jude Law didn’t come knocking on the door 😅. The cottage has the most fantastic vibe to it and being at the top of the hills surrounded by the mountains was just so serene and peaceful, away from the rat race. The views are amazing with great walks right from the doorstep. We took 2 dogs who absolutely loved it too and it’s all enclosed so can’t get out. Our only critism (if you can call it that) was we wished there were a few fold up recliner chairs so you could enjoy the beautiful weather and enjoy the views in more comfort. It was interesting reading all about the history of the cottage too. Would very highly recommend this place and will definitely book up again for next year without any doubt! Such a cosy, comfortable cottage. We wanted to book it for over Xmas but not surprisingly it’s already booked – lucky people! Can’t imagine anyone being disappointed with this place 🥰 x

Greg Crow

We loved this cottage. Such an amazing position right on the edge of the forest with fantastic views over the mountains. We could take our dogs for walks direct from the cottage. The cottage itself has everything you need. The heating is very effective and we had a very cosy 5 days there


Our third visit to this lovely house – very cosy and comfortable with super comfy beds and a properly equipped kitchen. So perfectly quiet and peaceful, just sitting outside watching the birds is a pleasure. Great walks from the door and good shops, places to each and the sea a short drive. The history of the house is fascinating and the sensitive restoration a real labour of love.

Michael Gunn

Wonderful location and very cozy cottage. Bird taps on the window if you don’t put the feed out! Endless walks, runs and cycles from the doorstep. Grounds well enclosed for dog.

Kym Chambers

This was a very last minute cottage booking having chosen this cottage over another based on the reviews, and it did not disappoint. Travelling in January is pot luck weather wise but we were very lucky so got to experience the amazing views and location of the cottage and clear skies for the stars to shine bright. The cottage is very remote and arriving in the dark quite disconcerting, but thanks to the exact coordinates we found it no problem and the had then had the pleasure of waking up to the wonderful views. A wonderful place for a few days in the north of Wales. Would definitely recommend.


OMG, just go. The views are truly amazing, the peace and quiet are beyond anything we have ever experienced. Nature and wildlife in its full glory. The house is perfect and location is probably one of the best we have ever visited.


Such a cosy, peaceful home high above the forest surrounded by walks and rivers. The internet access is very helpful when having to work during a holiday and the morning hush with only the birdsong for company is one of the highlights of our day. We keep coming back here – it’s our favourite place to stay in Wales.

Gwendolen Foulds

A peaceful, quiet location in a lovely area. The cottage was clean and well equipped kitchen, comfy beds and good hot shower. Views across the valley were spectacular with lots of good walking (weather dependant) from the door. A huge fireplace and stove was appreciated as the weather was a bit hit and miss.
The only issue we had was that the internet connection wouldn’t work as the signal was terrible. This meant we had to buy wifi hot spot internet off BT just to get a weather forecast, as there is no TV. So if you do take your laptop ( as the website says to), make sure you download entertainment before hand.
Having said that having no tv was good, and it left lots of time for reading.
A great get away from it all cottage.

Em Charles

Lovely comfy and peaceful stay. Beautiful views and spacious accommodation. Perfect for a break away in south Snowdonia and well located for Coed Y Brenin forest, the pretty town of Dolgellau and the stunning Mawddach estuary.

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