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Secret Mountains Series. Rhobell Fawr
 

Secret Mountains Series. Rhobell Fawr

Step away from the crowds. Rhobell Fawr, the rarely visited summit between Bala and Dolgellau rewards with peace, solitude and some of the finest views in Wales

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Secret Castle series. Castell y Bere.
 

Secret Castle series. Castell y Bere.

It was built by Prince Llywelyn at the start of the 13th century. Eight hundred years on, its remains sit strong and proud under the gaze of Cadair Idris.

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Dylanwad Voucher at Cottage with Mountain Views
 

Dylanwad Voucher at Cottage with Mountain Views

Receive a £20 voucher for Dylanwad cafe/wine bar in Dolgellau when you stay at this nearby holiday cottage with mountain views!

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Bubbles, Mince Pies and Welsh Cheese at Remote Mountain Holiday Cottage
 

Bubbles, Mince Pies and Welsh Cheese at Remote Mountain Holiday Cottage

Stay at this beautiful holiday cottage set in a remote mountain location over Christmas or New Year and enjoy some festive goodies!

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Free family days out for autumn: the best things to do in North Wales
 

Free family days out for autumn: the best things to do in North Wales

How to have a great family day out in North Wales without spending any money (if you can resist the ice cream that is).

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Dylanwad Cafe/Bar Voucher at Holiday Cottage With Fantastic Mountain Views
 

Dylanwad Cafe/Bar Voucher at Holiday Cottage With Fantastic Mountain Views

Stay at this holiday cottage with fantastic mountain views and receive a £20 voucher for Dylanwad Cafe Bar.

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What To Do In Southern Snowdonia
 

What To Do In Southern Snowdonia

Southern Snowdonia has some real hidden gems which can sometimes be overlooked. Here is our guide on what to do in Southern Snowdonia.

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Romantic One Bedroom Cottage In Dolgellau
 

Things To Do In Dolgellau

Dolgellau is a beautiful market town based in the south of Snowdonia. Set at the foot of Cadr Idris, its natural landscape makes it a perfect place to enjoy the many outdoor activities available.

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Our top 5 North Wales cafés for a slice of the Great British Bake Off
 

Our top 5 North Wales cafés for a slice of the Great British Bake Off

Like a cuppa & a piece of cake on your hols? Don’t miss these fab North Wales cafés for their showstopper bakes & cakes. We reckon Prue & Paul would approve.

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Calling All Petrol Heads - Elfyn Is Coming Home!
 

Calling All Petrol Heads - Elfyn Is Coming Home!

Dolgallau born Elfyn Evans is defending his Wales Rally title this October on his home turf in Snowdonia. Calling All Petrol Heads – Elfyn Is Coming Home!

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The Most Beautiful North Wales Forests To Explore This Autumn
 

The Most Beautiful North Wales Forests To Explore This Autumn

All shades of red, gold and green await you during the autumn months in North Wales forests. It’s a beautiful time of year to book a holiday getaway!

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TOP 5
 

Top 5 | Holiday Cottages For Cycling

There are plenty of cycling opportunities in North Wales, catering for all ages and abilities. From mountain biking trails, downhill trails and designated cycling paths, there is lots on offer and some of our cottages are really well located to enjoy these places. Here are our Top 5 | Holiday Cottages For Cycling.   HOLIDAY COTTAGE ACCOMMODATION NEAR ZIP WORLD | Y-GELLI NR: LON LAS OGWEN CYCLE PATH | BANGOR TO LAKE OGWEN Ysgubor y Gelli is a one bedroom holiday cottage accommodation near Snowdonia and 1 mile from the now famous Zip World. Located in a quiet village but within easy access to nearby mountains, coast, towns, attractions, and activities.   HOLIDAY COTTAGE IN COED Y BRENIN FOREST, NORTH WALES | MAES-Y-COED NR COED Y BRENIN | DOLGELLAU This wonderful Holiday cottage in Coed Y Brenin Forest, North Wales sits in a small clearing and is totally unique! The original brick built cottage has been…

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Top 5
 

TOP 5 | HOLIDAY COTTAGES FOR WALKING

North Wales is famous for its walking. Whether it’s in the mountains, around the lakes or along the beach, there is something for everyone, all with beautiful and breathtaking views. Some of our cottages have incredible walks straight from the door step so you don’t even have step foot in the car. Here are our Top 5 | Holiday Cottages For Walking:   LOVINGLY RENOVATED QUARRYMANS COTTAGE IN RHYD DDU | IORWERTH-HOUSE Set at the foot of Snowdon, Iorwerth House is a lovingly renovated quarrymans cottage in Rhyd Ddu. Being in the heart of Snowdonia, there are incredible views on your doorstep making it the perfect place to explore the region alongside a bit of rest and relaxation.   YR-ODYN | PWLLHELI Renovated and furnished to a very high standard and surrounded by a large lawned garden, this seafront holiday cottage North Wales provides the perfect base from which to enjoy this unique and idyllic North…

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Where To Play Golf In North Wales
 

Where To Play Golf In North Wales

There are nine incredible golf courses in and around Snowdonia. All have their individual selling points, however, one element they have in common which sets them apart from other courses in the world are their truly stunning locations. Here is your guide on where to play golf in North Wales:   ABERSOCH The Abersoch Golf Club has been voted the friendliest golf course! It is an 18 hole links and parkland course and has recently been placed 17th best golf course in Wales. It opened in 1908, designed by Harry Varden and has been referred to as a ‘jewel on the Welsh Riviera’.   BALA The Bala Golf Club has a 10 hole course is situated 1000 above sea level, giving incredible views of the surrounding mountains and Llyn Tegid. The current course was designed by local golf pro, Syd Williams from Llandudno and started life in 1928. Don’t be fooled by the length of the course,…

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NEW DIONI HOLIDAY COTTAGES

We have had some great new holiday cottages joining the Dioni family recently. A real mix on offer from smaller cottages next to the beach to larger properties with tennis courts and sleeping upto 21. Beautiful conversions set in great locations with fantastic views. Incase you missed them, here is a run down of the the new Dioni holiday cottages…   LUXURY GROUP ACCOMMODATION WITH SEA VIEWS | GWENLLIAN SLEEPS 21 | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | NEAR PUB | PET FRIENDLY A truly unique holiday cottage providing luxury group accommodation with sea views on the outskirts of Criccieth. This former boutique hotel has been converted into a spectacular self catering property. Beautiful living rooms, ten gorgeous bedrooms, manicured lawns and a private tennis court will ensure a memorable holiday for you and your friends.   LARGE HOLIDAY COTTAGE WITH FANTASTIC SEA VIEWS | GWASTADCOED-UCHAF SLEEPS 12 | WIFI | NEAR BEACH | NEAR PUB |…

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TOP 5 CREAM TEAS IN SNOWDONIA
 

TOP 5 CREAM TEAS IN SNOWDONIA

Personally, I think a cream tea in Snowdonia tastes the best for the simple reason, one tends to enjoy them off the back of a long walk or day in the mountains climbing, cycling… you’ve ‘earned it’ and we all know how much better things taste when you’ve earned them! Here are our top 5 cream teas in Snowdonia with a couple of posh ones thrown in for those who simply want a treat… LLEW GLAS CAFE HARLECH This is one of the friendliest places you will go for afternoon tea. Everything is homemade and the scones with jam and cream have certainly earned themselves a reputation as has the cafe which is listed at no 2 in Snowdonia. Sultana and cherry scones are the standard all year round flavours, but the summer sees the likes of the lemon drizzle scone return while the Christmas scone makes an appearance in December. Cream Tea starts from £4.60pp.…

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TOP 5 ROMANTIC HOLIDAY COTTAGES FOR TWO
 

Top 5 Romantic Holiday Cottages for Two

It’s that time of year when love is in the air and taking your loved one on a romantic trip to Snowdonia could serioulsy rack up some brownie points. Log fires, crisp blue skies, lakes, mountains and beaches are up there on the romantic check list, however, there are a few hidden gems you might not know about… Dolgellau has been voted the most romantic town to visit by Trip Advisor, the famous Llanddwyn Island of The Welsh Saint of Love, St Dwynwen is on our door step and having been awarded dark sky status, the chances of seeing the cluster of stars called the Diamond Ring that surround the North Star is pretty high. To help you plan a weekend to remember, here are our top 5 romantic holiday cottages for two:   PICTURESQUE HOLIDAY COTTAGE IN DINAS MAWDDWY|LLWYNCELYN Near Pub | Pet Friendly |Real Fire The renovation of Llwyncelyn, a picturesque holiday cottage in…

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SHOP LOCAL CHRISTMAS 2016
 

SHOP LOCAL CHRISTMAS 2016 | SNOWDONIA

A recent study showed that if every adult living in the Snowdonia area spent £5 a week in a local shop as opposed to the big chain stores, the local economy would benefit by approx £26 million every year. What better way to support the community than to buy local this Christmas. To give you some inspiration as to what’s on offer, here’s our guide to SHOP LOCAL CHRISTMAS 2016 | SNOWDONIA…   HAMPERS There are so many lovely local food and drinks brands and they make for really great presents, especially those who are difficult to buy for. BODNANT WELSH FOOD | CONWY – have a good selection of wine, cheese and condiment hampers using all locally sourced produce. RHUG ESTATE | CORWEN – offer incredible meat hampers; everything you could want for Christmas. KERFOOTS | PORTHMADOG – they have a good selection of ready made hampers or you can create your own if you…

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SNOWDONIA STYLE ADVENTURE | MOUNTAIN BIKING

Snowdonia is mountain biking mecca, so when you are here, unless you have a severe aversion to bikes, you should make the effort to give it a go. There are trails for all abilities from beginner to advanced and makes for an amazing day out. Here are the best places to go for that Snowdonia style adventure | mountain biking…   COED Y BRENIN | DOLGELLAU Set in the most beautiful forest just outside Dolgellau, there are 8 trails in total ranging from a simple forest road, a blue trail perfect for children and families and a series of 6 red and black trails to keep even the most experienced of riders going. Alongside the mountain biking trails, they have great walking and running trails too. The on site cafe and shop provide great home cooked food and cakes. There is a bike hire shop at the centre.   ANTUR STINIOG | BLAENAU FFESTINIOG Set in…

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North Wales Mini Festivals
 

North Wales Mini Festivals

Though out the summer, North Wales plays host to a number of big music festivals. There are however, some smaller, lesser known ones that are just as much fun and definitely worth a visit. Here are some North Wales Mini Festivals that you might not have heard about taking place over the summer:   ROCK ARDUDWY: 10 – 11th June This is the second year that Rock Ardudwy is happening and this time is taking place over 2 days. Starting on the Friday, the entertainment takes place in Harlech Castle itself with a folk inspired evening along with a couple of key local talents. Saturday sees the event move to downtown Harlech by the leisure centre and from 2pm-12pm, there will be local bands, food and drink stalls as well as entertainment for the children.   CRICCIETH FESTIVAL: 18 – 25th June This week long festival is set throughout the beautiful seaside town of Criccieth; home…

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