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A charming traditional Welsh stone cottage set within a private courtyard.

Overview

Property

Updated: 17-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Cottage in Dolgellau, Snowdonia National Park, Wales - Ivy Court Cottage is in an ideal location to discover sandy beaches, country walks and cycling.

A beautiful Welsh stone cottage that is bursting with character features to include original old shipping beams, thick stone walls and a log burning fire. Our cottage is central to Dolgellau town centre where you will find a wealth of shops, coffee bars and restaurant’s. Dolgellau is situated within the Snowdonia National Park which is an ideal base for those wanting to enjoy the outdoors environment and experiences of North Wales. There is a choice of beautiful beaches within a 15 minute drive of Dolgellau. Ivy Court has been refurbished to a high standard providing quality accommodation which is well furnished and equipped with everything that you'll need to feel at home. The bathroom was completely refurbished during March 2017 and provides you with a luxury hotel experience.

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About the Owner

Gary Stevenson
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
17 June, 2017

About Gary Stevenson

I live with my partner and two cairn terriers in a rural area of the Staffordshire Moorlands which boarders the Peak National Park and Derbyshire. We both have demanding and challenging careers and try our best to spend as much time in Dolgellau to escape the stresses and strains that work throws at us, we find Snowdonia is the perfect place to reflect, relax and re-charge ourselves.

Gary Stevenson purchased this cottage in 2013

Why Gary Stevenson chose Gwynedd - Snowdonia

We love to spend time in the Snowdonia National Park and find that Dolgellau provides us with the perfect central location to all our favourite places. Living In the Staffordshire Moorlands offers us challenging and diverse landscapes but the only thing missing is the sea and the amazing beaches of North Wales have always had a drawing magnetism for us.

What makes this cottage unique

One of the reasons for choosing Dolgellau as our second home was due to the fact that we have the convenience of the towns amenities to include several restuarants and bars, individual and independent shops and a real sense of community. Our cottage is a real hideaway retreat as it is tucked away within a private courtyard and if you didn't now it was there you would probably walk on by and miss it. We feel that we have the best of both worlds here; peaceful and private yet with a few minutes walk to the town centre... We love it here and hope to retire to Dolgellau in the near future.

If you would like to discuss your booking with me directly then you can request my mobile contact number by calling Owners Direct on the following number: 02088 271998.

33 Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(33 traveller reviews)

5

Beautiful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just a hop away from the town centre and all the local amenities, this beautifully decorated cottage was a great base for a week of exploring North Wales. You may need to mind your head on the front door but it all adds to the character of the building. There is WiFi provided and the kitchen has everything you need packed into a small but workable space.

Highly recommend

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, thank you so much for your review, it's always so nice to know that our guests have enjoyed their stay at Ivy Court Cottage. I hope to hear from you in the future. Kind regards, Gary
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5

Absolutely spotless, beautifully and tastefully decorated.

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was just perfection from the moment we entered it was like home from home. We had all the equipment we needed, so spotlessly clean. Bathroom was just gorgeous and super king size bed so comfortable. The cottage within its own courtyard, just so quiet and peaceful, yet just few minutes from the town square. A place to relax and unwind.

We used to stay in Dolgellau 46 years ago and this trip allowed us to revisit places of beauty and memories. We hope to return again and certain,y would like to stay here again. A true piece of heaven.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to write such a positive review of your holiday to Dolgellau. It's great hear that you enjoyed your stay and that Dolgellau lived up to all of your expectations and more. I'd be happy to welcome you back to Ivy Court Cottage and look forward to any future correspondence. Kind regards Gary
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5

Perfect, home from home.

  • 5 of 5

This is our second time here and this time with our 4 month old son. We feel so.at home, it's cosy and perfect for the 3 of us. It's immaculately clean and they have put a new bathroom in which is gorgeous (love the new shower). Perfect location for walking or relaxing too.

  • Review Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Becky, thank you for taking the time to review your holiday at Ivy Court Cottage. I'm so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your second stay with us and that Ivy Court Cottage met your expections and standards. It's lovely to have you return with your baby and I hope that you will continue to return. Really pleased to see your response regarding the bathroom refurbishment. I look forward to any future correspondence, many thanks, Gary
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5

Great stay in wales

  • 5 of 5

Had the most perfect stay in dolgellau, the cottage was perfect! Spotlessly clean, and in a perfect location. So very close to the shops and restaurants yet very quiet and peaceful!.Had great weather too!

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to right a review regarding your recent stay at Ivy Court Cottage. I will let our housekeeper know about your comments as I'm sure she will be thrilled that your thought the cottage was so clean and spotless. It was lovely to have met you and I hope that I have the pleasure of meeting you again in the future. Kind regards, Gary
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5

An absolute 'gem'

  • 5 of 5

This cottage is just perfect, it ticked all the boxes for us as a couple. When we arrived we were so pleased with the location and presentation of Ivy Court Cottage. It was spotlessly clean, the bathroom is luxurious and gorgeous, the lounge cosy and warm, the bedroom is bright and airy and the kitchen is modern and zingy! We had everything that we needed at the cottage and loved having the log burner lite each evening. The cottage is tucked away with a quiet seating area outside but within a minutes walk we were in the town centre. There's plenty going on in Dolgellau and you can buy all of your groceries and more from the local shops. I can understand why the owner chose Dolgellau to purchase a holiday cottage. We have had a wonderful holiday and we will be sure to return.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 28, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time in writing a positive review. I am so pleased to hear that you were happy with both the accommodation at Ivy Court Cottage and Dolgellau as a town. I know you had a long journey to make to Snowdonia and I'm so pleased that it was worth the effort. I look to any future correspondence. Kind regards Gary.
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5

CHARMING, PRIVATE & DELIGHTFUL

  • 5 of 5

I loved everything about this cottage, from the bright and cheery kitchen to the elegantly appointed sitting room and deliciously cozy bed and sitting area. I parked my car in the public lot and walked all over the village in search of charm and curiosity. I arrived an hour before the shops closed on a Friday afternoon. I circled the village shops and bought a little something from all. I traveled to Dolgellau alone and felt perfectly safe, secure and at home in this cottage. I reveled in the deep quiet of the evenings and delighted in gazing at the stars from the bedroom skylight. I would return in a heart beat.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your lovely review of Ivy Court Cottage, you have made some lovely remarks and mentioned all of the positives that we also love about our cottage. I'm really pleased to hear that you felt safe and relaxed at the cottage as I know you had a long journey to make on your own, it makes all our hard work so worth while knowing that your stay in Dolgellau was everything and more than you expected. I hope to hear from you again in the future, maybe for a second visit to Dolgellau? Kind regards, Gary
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Location

From the Owner

We love to spend time in the Snowdonia National Park and find that Dolgellau provides us with the perfect central location to all our favourite places. Living In the Staffordshire Moorlands offers us challenging and diverse landscapes but the only thing missing is the sea and the amazing beaches of North Wales have always had a drawing magnetism for us.

Activity and Interests

Car: not necessary

Coast/Beach:

There are so many beaches to choose from that you will be spoilt for choice; most also allow dogs to exercise on them throughout the year. The nearest beaches are at Fairbourne or Barmouth which will both take you just under 15 minutes to drive to.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
High Season 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£395
for 7 nights
£395
 
 
Low Season 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£355
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
£395
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£395
 
 
My Standard Rate

Changeover Day: Saturday
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
 

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Booking Notes:
Our prices start at just £355 per week; please contact us for short break prices which are available during out of season months. Keys will be ready for collection after 15:00 hours on your day of arrival and we ask that you depart no later than 10:00 hours in order for the cottage to be prepared for our next guests.


Changeover Day:Saturday is the change over day during the high season however this maybe negotiable during out of season bookings.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

From the Owner

One of the reasons for choosing Dolgellau as our second home was due to the fact that we have the convenience of the towns amenities to include several restuarants and bars, individual and independent shops and a real sense of community. Our cottage is a real hideaway retreat as it is tucked away within a private courtyard and if you didn't now it was there you would probably walk on by and miss it. We feel that we have the best of both worlds here; peaceful and private yet with a few minutes walk to the town centre... We love it here and hope to retire to Dolgellau in the near future. If you would like to discuss your booking with me directly then you can request my mobile contact number by calling Owners Direct on the following number: 02088 271998.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • near the sea
  • town

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • bay fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • The bathroom is En-suite to the bedroom and is well laid out to encompass a full size bath with electric shower over, low level WC and a wash hand basin. The airing cupboard is an ideal space in which to dry any wet clothes or washing.

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) + room for a travel cot Notes on bedrooms: A large bright bedroom providing a comfortable super king-size bed, furnished with new mahogany furniture and a velvet bedroom chair. The bedroom has a double height ceiling with open 'A' framed beams on view and it is decorated with fresh restful tones.

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Prices start from as low as £325 per week. Short breaks of a minimum of three nights will be considered during low season so please make contact to request availability. Ivy Court is strictly a smoke free cottage. We are happy to cater for one small dog by prior arrangement at an additional cost of £20. Outside: There is a private courtyard to the front of the cottage which provides an area to sit and relax after a day of adventure and fun! There are two oak carver armchairs provided outside in the courtyard for your comfort. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedroom linen including bath sheets and hand towels are provided for your use. We also provide you with an initial stock of fuel for the log burning stove. Other: There is a private seating area at the front of the cottage where you can relax in the evening to enjoy a glass of wine. Free parking is usually always available within a minutes’ walk of the cottage.