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Aber Cottage
Ranked #19 of 34 Dolgellau B&B and Inns
Reviewed 25 June 2012

We are four Norwegian women that ran the Wales trail marathon this year (2012). Based on earlier tripadvisor reviews we chose Aber Cottage as our B&B, and the hosts Sarah and Graham didn't let us down. They have taken over the place in February and refurbished the whole B&B. And they've done a wonderful job. You really get a sense of old days looking at the stone walls, the beams in the ceiling and the not too horistontal floor. But the rooms are high standard, with comfortable beds and good bath rooms. And clean. A small detail like big, high quality towels were appreciated by tired (and dirty) runners. As the bus doesn't go too often to Coed-y-Brenin in the morning, Graham offered to drive us. He even woke up very early to prepare a wonderful breakfast for us. The day after we had better time for breakfast, and could choose from a big menu of different breakfast variations. Sarah gave us good tips on which restaurants to visit (and which to avoid). And so we had two perfect evenings out at Sospan and Dylan-something (can't remember the name). The location of this B&B is straight in the centre; but although the road passes centimetres outside the main door (take care when you exit), the traffic did not bother us not even in the night. This is a very quiet village. I guess there are many nice B&Bs in Dolgellau--but if you choose this one you for sure will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Management response:Responded 26 June 2012

Glad you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 6 June 2012

Aber Cottage is fantastic little find. We have stayed in Dolgellau a few times over the last couple of years as it is a great base for exploring North Wales. We stayed for two nights over the Jubilee Bank Holiday weekend. Sarah & Graham were lovely hosts and very welcoming. The breakfast was amazing, the rooms were perfect. We will defintely be back and would recommend anyone to stay here.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jules H
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Graham T, Owner at Aber Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2012

Thank you for your kind comments. We hope to see you again soon

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Reviewed 27 April 2012

This is a cottage style B and B but with the added bonus of being fairly central in Dolgellau. Also secure off road parking is an added attraction of this place (if you've been to Dolgellau you'll know what I mean).Just an overnight stay here but I was made most welcome, nothing's too much trouble.The room was cosy and well kitted out. Breakfast was fine with plenty of choices. Very good value for the price.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled solo
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Thank AquilasEye
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Graham T, Owner at Aber Cottage, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2012

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Reviewed 24 November 2011

Travelling the country working as an ecologist I have stayed in my fair share of hotels and B&Bs over the years and it's fair to say that Aber Cottage ranks as one of my favourites. Barbara is a fantastic host; friendly, helpful and very welcoming. The rooms are cosy, and Barbara's great artwork can be found in each room within the house. The breakfast is very good, not greasy at all and there is plenty of it! Aber Cottage is a relatively small B&B but that adds to the charm of this place; a cosy little cottage ideal for couples to enjoy (and there is a large family room if you want to bring the kids). If you work in the area (like myself) it is also ideally located for local services (shops, pubs, restaurants, etc). The Aber Cottage must be one of the few B&Bs in Dolgellau that has its own carpark, this is a unique feature in this town as parking is restricted throughout Dolgellau. In summary, this is a fantastic place to stay, the prices are extremely cheap when compared to other B&Bs in the area and the service is of the highest calibre- ENJOY.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled on business
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Thank EcologicaLuke
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Reviewed 19 October 2011

Barbara Bebb was a perfect host - very friendly and helpful and made a superb breakfast. Useful local knowledge (e.g. avoiding the anti-English pub!). Lovely old cottage with pleasant room and features. Would highly recommend - brill! :D

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 25 August 2011

Was lucky enough to stay at this cottage with my wife and son in a family room. It was just what we had hoped for, being a well maintained and presented, yet traditional and charming Welsh cottage. The breakfast was great the host wonderful. Definitely one of the best B and B's we have ever stayed in and is located in a very unique and picturesque village. Secure parking at the rear is a bonus as it is hard to park in the village at times.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 May 2011

Stayed with Barbara only one night but would have stayed longer. She is really sweet, has a great little B&B and makes really good food recommendations. Very good service overall, and parking was not a problem.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled with family
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Thank maat1976
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Additional Information about Aber Cottage

Address: Smithfield Street, Snowdonia National Park, Dolgellau LL40 1DE, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Snowdonia National Park > Dolgellau
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Dolgellau
Price Range: £30 - £45 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aber Cottage 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aber Cottage is graded as 3 Star by Visit Wales.The guesthouse is ideally situated in the town and within easy walking distance to excellent restaurants and inns. Guests will appreciate the ambience of the traditional stone cottage that benefits from good quality furniture and fittings for your comfort, with modern en-suite facilities to all rooms, TV, Internet access, complimentary tea/coffee, complimentary toiletries etc. Car parking, one per room, is in our own private car park with secure access.The guest sitting room and dining room has been decorated in a traditional style, as is the rest of the house, including guest bedrooms. There is a traditional style upholstered suite in the sitting room for guests to relax in at any time. The dining room has a built in breakfast bar where guests can help themselves to cereals, yogurts, fresh fruit and fresh juice before enjoying their hot breakfast order.Aber Cottage is over 250 years old and due to the nature of the building, it may not be suitable for children under 8 years, or for those with limited mobility. Sorry, no pets allowed inside the house. ... more   less 
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