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Dolgellau

Gilfachwydd Farmhouse Retreat

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2 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
8 guests
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Experience Snowdonia, discover Lounge Holidays Looking for that really special 'get away from it all' rural holiday home? Gilfachwydd farmhouse sleeps 6-8 guests & is set in a truly beautiful location, close to Cader Idris, Gwernan Lake & Dolgellau in Snowdonia National Park. Gilfachwydd is an authentic and cosy, 18c, traditional stone build, beamed ceilings, farmhouse/cottage, with two/three bedrooms and enjoys stunning rural views from many aspects. This delightful stone farmhouse/cottage has been tastefully decorated to a high standard, whilst retaining many character features included 2 wood burners, along with the comforts of modern living. Set in an enviable, elevated position close to Cader Idris, Gwernan and Creganain Lakes, but only a couple of miles from civilisation, it enj...Experience Snowdonia, discover Lounge Holidays Looking for that really special 'get away from it all' rural holiday home? Gilfachwydd farmhouse sleeps 6-8 guests & is set in a truly beautiful location, close to Cader Idris, Gwernan Lake & Dolgellau in Snowdonia National Park. Gilfachwydd is an authentic and cosy, 18c, traditional stone build, beamed ceilings, farmhouse/cottage, with two/three bedrooms and enjoys stunning rural views from many aspects. This delightful stone farmhouse/cottage has been tastefully decorated to a high standard, whilst retaining many character features included 2 wood burners, along with the comforts of modern living. Set in an enviable, elevated position close to Cader Idris, Gwernan and Creganain Lakes, but only a couple of miles from civilisation, it enjoys fabulous views of the beautiful Snowdonia countryside. Miles of stunning walks await you. With a large farmhouse kitchen, huge dining room, stunning conservatory, big sitting room, 2 main bedrooms, a landing area with put up beds, 2 bathroom and lots of outside space.Gilfachwydd was originally built as a traditional Welsh farm and due to is unique location part of the land is now a quiet 'Caravan Club' site aimed at the 'get away from it all' campers. The small front part of the farmhouse is used as the site office, (not really manned there is an honesty box for the caravan club members), but it is totally separated from the large main house which the guests enjoy full and private use of. This is your perfect holiday home, not overlooked (only by sheep) with a lovely rear private garden, a big patio with built in BBQ, perfect setting for al fresco dining. Also, FREE WIFI! Just a 5 min short walk to the Gwernan pub, 10mins drive into Dolgellau & 15 min drive to the coast at Barmouth & Fairbourne. Set in The Snowdonia National Park, Gilfachwydd is ideally situated for whatever type of holiday you want. A big CO-OP & Euro Spar stores are a 10 min drive. Dolgellau old town has a leisure centre with, Pubs, Cafes, Good restaurants (can recommend several) independent shops and a monthly farmers market. There is a Wednesday Market in Machylleth all year round. For those with young families, miles of sweeping sandy beaches can be found in Tywyn, Aberdovey or Barmouth. If you're into cycling or horse riding, there are numerous scenic places to ride. This is a walker's paradise with Cadair Idris just a few minutes away & the house is dog friendly! THE GROUND FLOOR:With fairly level access off the drive, you enter through the rear enclosed garden and into the kitchen, with real slate flooring, beamed ceilings and a 'pully' as a feature. This lovely big cottage style kitchen is hand made in wood and give the farmhouse a very authentic rustic feel. It is really well equipped with everything you require to cook for a large family or group, including a filter coffee machine, microwave and much more. There are 2 washing up areas, one with a Belfast sink. The kitchen boasts a superb range of appliances, including an American fridge/freezer, dishwasher, a huge range style cooker with numerous ring gas hob and 2 electric ovens. Views over the front garden & pond. Hills in the foreground. The kitchen leads into the beamed ceiling dining room which has a magnificent solid oak table and 6 period chairs, additional folding chairs are provide so we can sit up to 8 guests. There are carpeted floors. The main feature is a magnificent log burner to keep the chill out on those cold winter nights. There is also an electric reclining sofa, which sits 2 people. An organ and a piano plus a lovely period sideboard. The large beamed ceiling sitting room has a lovely inglenook fireplace with a huge wood burner, original bread oven, cosy seating for 6 people, newly carpeted floors, a lovely period sideboard and enjoys views over the rear garden & terrace. There is a flat screen TV and book case with dozens of DVD's books and games. The dining room leads onto the spacious and sunny conservatory which has a real wood floor. This will be your favourite 'chill out zone' with lovely brand new 'rattan' sofas & chairs to relax on and enjoy the lovely views of the gardens and the mountains as a backdrop. Patio door lead out to the patio area where there is a huge round wooden picnic table & benches and a build it in brick BBQ. FIRST FLOOR: An oak staircase leads to the first floor, which has an impressive landing area with carpeted floors plus beamed ceiling. This space is the '3rd bedroom' with 2 proper adult size fold up beds with 6” comfy mattresses. View of the gardens. We comfortably sleeps 6 people but we can sleep 8 by use 2 adult size put up beds, a £35 supplement per extra person applies. BEDROOMS: Bedroom 1 'master bedroom' Views of the gardens on both sides. Sleeps 2. Double sized bed.2 bedside tables, 2 freestanding wardrobes, tall dressing table, carpeted floor. En-suite bathroom: with shower attachment, separate cubicle shower, basin & wc Bedroom 2 'family bedroom' Views of the gardens on both sides. Sleeps 4. Double sized bed, single bed with 'guest pull out bed' chest of drawers, tall dressing table, carpeted floor. En-suite bathroom: with shower over bath and glass shower screen, basin & wc OUTSIDE Gilfachwydd is set in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park and is surrounded by spectacular scenery. Rear garden & patio: South East facing which benefits from the sun during the daytime and backing onto a lovely rural landscape with fields & mountains as a backdrop. There is a patio area with a big picnic bench plus further table & chairs can be brought out of the conservatory. 2 Sun loungers are available and guests have use of a family size built in barbecue. Front garden: With stunning mountain views, off road parking spaces for many cars. Additional info:Short breaks when available: Monday- Friday 4 nights & Friday-Monday 3 nights. Changeover day is Friday in the main season. There is a £39 booking fee and a minimum charge of £399 applies to any stay. We also ask for a £250 security deposit, which is refundable providing there are no breakages or damage to the property Prices inclusive of electric, oil, bedding & towels. Please bring your own beach towels. We comfortably sleeps 6 people but we can sleep 8 by use 2 adult size put up beds, a £35 supplement per extra person applies. We request a 25% deposit on booking, with the balance due 8 weeks before the arrival date.We have a cot & high chair for a baby if needed. We will also consider taking one dog with a £25 surcharge applying.We accept payment by BACS,Cheque and card payments., It is the guest's responsibility to insure against any losses that may occur should the need to cancel their holiday arise.Full terms & conditions are available on request.More
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Listed Since:October 2008
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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

We absolutely loved our stay here. The cottage was beautiful with a large kitchen, dining room and garden so perfect for a holiday away with family and friends. The location was stunning with beautiful walks on your doorstep and we took our dog with us...More

Date of stay: July 2017
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john P, VR Owner at Gilfachwydd Farmhouse Retreat, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely comprehensive review. We really appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you all again soon. Kind regards, Lounge Holidays

Reviewed 25 April 2017

We stayed at Gilfachwydd Farmhouse Retreat for 4 nights in April upon arrival we were greeted with a bottle of wine and some lovely chocolate chip shortbread. The house was nice and warm and it took only a few minutes to find the requiste items...More

Date of stay: April 2017
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Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

The house is comfortable and well equipped with a great conservatory, garden and views. A little way out in the country, so there is plenty of peace and quiet. Dolgellau is walkable from the house for the more able as it's uphill all the way...More

Date of stay: July 2016
Thank 18smudge
Reviewed 28 October 2014

Just the feel of this cottage seems to stimulate you for exploring this amazing part of Wales. As a Welshman I can't believe that in my 67 years I have overlooked spending time in this area. I shall certainly be back ...and soon ! The...More

Date of stay: October 2014
Thank benmogsy
Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Outdoor Dining Area
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Books
TV
Parking
Corporate Bookings
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
Playground
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Internet Access
VCR
Toaster
Cooker
Grill
Short Term Rentals (4 Days Or Fewer)
Local Guides/Maps
Fishing Nearby
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Central Heating
Dryer
Dishwasher
Freezer
Cable/satellite TV
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Balcony
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Patio
Fireplace
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About the neighbourhood
The ancient market town of Dolgellau is situated in the spectacular scenery of Southern Snowdonia National Park. The town is close to Cader Idris Mountain and on the Wnion River, a tributary of the stunning Mawddach estuary. The town has a rich heritage with over 200 listed buildings forming the centre. The community benefits from a great variety of shops, restaurants and amenities within Dolgellau including a doctors, dentists and hospital. There are good bus services to the other local towns and good local railway connections from Barmouth or Fairbourne along the glorious Cambrian Coastal route. Tourism is an important and growing industry for the area. Cader Idris attracts climbers from all over the UK. Miles of sandy beaches, boating and water sports are close by at Barmouth &...
How to get there
DIRECTIONS: Rail connections can be found in Barmouth (10 miles), Fairbourne (9 miles), and Machynlleth (16 miles), providing links with the Midlands and beyond. Barmouth 10 miles, Machynlleth 16 miles, Harlech 20 miles, Porthmadog 28 miles, Aberystwyth 34 miles, Welshpool 37 miles, Shrewsbury 47 miles, Wrexham 49 miles (all distances are approximate)
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