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Old Stone Cottage With Modern Comforts And Amenities With Antique Furniture

Bedrooms 4
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

Cottage in Dolgellau, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales - Superb Location Near River And Famous Torrent Walk. Nearest Beach 8miles, Town 2 Miles Away

The cottage was an old fulling mill which has retained its character but has been carefully modernised to offer modern comfort. It has beamed ceilings and an open fire in addition to oil fired central heating. It is located off a quiet country lane in a hamlet of 4 other houses. It has a small side garden, a courtyard opening from dining area with outdoor table and seating and behind the house a hillside garden with shallow steps leading to an upper sitting area which has a picnic table seating 8. The start of Torrent walk is a few metres from the door and the River Clywedog follows its route via a series of waterfalls and pools through ancient woodland which is a SSSI. There are plenty of other outdoor pursuits in the locality such as the Coed Y Brenin mountain biking centre and white water rafting. Dolgellau is a historic stone built market town full of narrow streets and pretty buildings. There are many places to visit and maps and guides are provided in the cottage.

Carys Dawson
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, Welsh
Calendar last updated:
24 September, 2017

About Carys Dawson

I am an aspiring artist who loves going to our cottage as the location offers a wealth of inspiration.

I am Welsh speaking and very proud of my culture and country and would love to share it with others.

I have a husband and two grownup children. One is married and expecting our first grandchild and my daughter is getting married on the same date! They all love coming to Pandy and usually have their friends come to stay as many now work in London and appreciate a few days of fresh air, excercise and relaxation.

We are not far from the sea and we go to the beach in all weathers. Some friends have actually been swimming in the pools in the river Clywedog which runs down by the Torrent Walk which is adjacent to the cottage.

Carys Dawson purchased this cottage in 2008

Why Carys Dawson chose Dolgellau

I was at boarding school for10 years in Dolgellau and didn't appreciate the locality until later .We were sent for compulsory walks each weekend which I hated but now I enjoy walking - but not to the top of Cader any longer! There is such a rich variety of walks that there is something for everyone, from the ardent climber to the person who likes a stroll on the beach or an amble around a lake pior to an 'early doors' at a favourite pub.

The countryside around is spectacular and not as crowded as places in N. Snowdonia.

I also love the cottage which is very old and quirky. It has a really welcoming feel and we have used modern comfort to supliment some treasured pieces of inherited furniture.

We have had lots of fun and happy times at Pandy, as have our guests.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage feels as though it is away from it all but is only half a mile away from local garage selling all essentials, and only 2 miles from town. There is a growing number of good food shops which sell excellent local ingredients for preparing a homemade feast around the convivial dining table. There are also a number of welcoming pubs and good restaurents nearby.

Many guests comment on the quality of their sleep as the sound of the river soothes them to sleep in comfortable beds leaving them invigorated and refreshed.

There is a large inglenook with an open fire and a separate sitting room upstairs if you fancy peace and quiet.

Guestbook comments from the owner

A beautiful cottage in a great location_ The Torrent Walk almost at the garden gate.Beautiful log fire in the evenings.

The interrior is deceptively spacious - more than enough for our party of 8 including 2 very active grandchildren! All the rooms were perfectly furnished with everything (and more) that you would ever need.

Loved the large dining table and extra small lounge on the first floor. So convenient for Dolgellau, the beaches and the beautiful mountains.

So much to see and do, we need to go again!

Mrs N. T 18/4/14
Feb 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Dolgellau in Llanelltyd

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
  • rural
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En suite bathroom has shower, WC and basin heated towel rail. Main bathroom has jacuzzi bath with shower over, WC and basin. Top bedroom has washbasin and separate WC.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 has king-size double and en suite shower. Bedroom 2 has twin beds both on first floor. Bedroom 3 is on next floor up and has twin beds. Bedroom 4 has king-size bed, washbasin and WC. Travel cot available on request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Accommodation not suitable for disabled. Stair gate available. Dog may be allowed by prior arrangement but not usual to allow pets.Vodafone reception good, other mobile networks not reliable. Outside: Side garden has lawn and shrubs and natural rock outcrop with a seat. Courtyard garden on other side of house has BBQ, table, chairs, parasol. Steps up to top garden where there is large slated sitting area with picnic table and westerly views through trees across and down the valley. Top garden has gate and fence around it so safe for children. The driveway is shared with neighbours. Utility Room: No separate utility room but storage cupboard in hall with iron, board, fold up clothes dryer also clothesline outside & pegs.Sewing kit, torch. Mop, brushes etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All good quality bedlinen is provided (except for cot). Towels, bathmats, tea towels also provided - but bring own beach towels. Property cleaned once but if booking fortnight, can have fresh bedding and a clean halfway through. Other: Dining area opening from kitchen has large pine table which seats 8 comfortably with door to outside courtyard sitting area, ideal for BBQ.


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Old Stone Cottage With Modern Comforts And Amenities With Antique Furniture
average rating of 4.5 based on 13 reviews

Beautiful picturesque cottage

  • 5 of 5

A lovely cottage in a wonderful location to explore the national park. We climbed Mount Snowdon which is only an hours's drive away and it was great to get back and relax in front of the cosy fire. Carys and the team are more than helpful and made us feel very welcome. Thank you for a fantastic stay.

  • Review Submitted: 22-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a lovely revue, especially when the boiler was playing up. A new boiler was installed on Monday so hopefully if you return again, it will be even cosier. I'll pass on your kind comments to my wonderful housekeeper, Pip.
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Very unusual layout inside but it really worked well for us.

  • 4 of 5

We loved the location at the foot of the Torrent Walk which we did several times. It was also an easy drive through beautiful scenery to Aberystwyth, Barmouth and Aberdovey. Members of our party also climbed Snowden, went sea fishing from Barmouth, went to Bounce Below and lots of other stuff. Barmouth Beach was great for small children and there are loads of walks for the bigger ones. The kitchen and dining area with the patio table outside was great for our family group.

  • Review Submitted: 14-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and so glad you enjoyed your stay. Would be interested to understand what is 'unusual' about the layout inside!
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Pretty cottage

  • 3 of 5

As a family of two Grandparents with their children and their wives and children we enjoyed our week here, and were lucky with good weather. I used to holiday in Barmouth as a child with my parents and it was lovely to revisit old haunts.The little railway at Fairbourne is great fun, the beaches were clean, and dogs were accepted near the estuary. Our children and Grandchildren loved it too and exploring the woods behind and river in-front. We found a lovely little tearoom along the lane through the woods behind the house, walk or drive through two gates, it's an oasis at the top.

The beds and pillows were comfy, we were not provided with hand towels.The outside seating/BBQ area isn't very big and quite a squash for eight,and shrubbery overgrown. The upper seating area is lovely, we enjoyed lunches there.

Parking is a little tricky as the lane in-front of the house is shared, there is a parking space behind the house, but only for one car,or two very small cars,we had three cars so it was tricky trying not to block the drive.

Unfortunately the cottage was not as clean as one would expect, the bathroom needs attention and the BBQ was left dirty with mould growing on the grills! and the fireplace also hadn't been tidied after previous guests. I did inform Carys as I thought she may not be aware of this. This did put a damper on our holiday expectation as I had to clean before our family arrived!

This is my honest review of this property, hopefully the bathroom will be rennovated soon.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, we always take criticisms seriously and take a positive view of them and your comments have been addressed. The parking has never been an issue before and we have had up to six cars parked in the two allocated places and up the lane. The area is hilly and country cottages don't always come equipped with large flat car parks. People are advised on parking in the access information and we have never had a problem before. We continually redecorate, upgrade and renovate the cottage each year and this programme will continue during the quieter winter months. We have replaced the boiler, done work to the drains, redecorated downstairs, and made a few renovations in the kitchen during 2017. The comfort of our guests is always important to us and we have,since this client stayed, had very complimentary comments, unfortunately not relayed to Owners Direct! I have a very dedicated housekeeper who works very hard to prepare the cottage and she also takes comments seriously. Carys
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Beautiful cottage in a stunning location

  • 5 of 5

I have stayed at this property 3 times and think it's a lovely place to get away to. All the bedrooms are extremely comfortable with great quality bedding and decor, the kitchen is well equipped and the lounge is very cosy with the added bonus of an open fire. The cottage is located right next to the river with the start of the stunning "Torrent Walk" a stones throw away.

I highly rate this property and hope to return again next year!!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much Abby for taking the trouble to send in review. Always really pleased to have you return to us, especially in January! Carys
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Delightful, homely, well appointed.

  • 4 of 5

A lovely week in a favourite area of Wales.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comment. Glad you enjoyed your holiday. Carys
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a real gem

  • 5 of 5

8 of us stayed in Pandy Uchaf for a week , weather was not great , but this is North Wales !!! ,

Would recommend Pandy to any family group , fairly easy to find and close enough to Dolgellau to make shopping easy ..

Enjoyed our walks by the "Torrent" ,

would definitely consider Pandy again ,

If you are looking fro somewhere quiet , and off the beaten track then this is it

The Beale Family

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: July 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Geoff, Thank you for your comments. Pip and I were thrilled that your wife's ring was found and Pip was very delighted by your very kind letter and the enclosed cheque. We are glad that your Golden Wedding celebrations are not marred by the loss of the ring. Carys
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Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Lots in town
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Dolgellau golf club
Nearest Train
7 Miles
Arthog, Morfa Mawddach
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Choice of restaurants in Dolgellau
Nearest Beach
8 Miles
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

The woodland next to cottage is a SSSI . The river is fast flowing and has many waterfalls. Snowdon Ian has many attractions for activities such as mountain biking, high tree adventure, zip wires etc.


Fairbourne beach 8 miles away, Barmouth 12 miles, Aberdovy 40mins drive.


Car is essential although the Cambrian Coast line has station 7 miles away.


Dolgellau 2 miles. There are pubs, cafes, shops, and restaurants, bike hire, internet cafe in town. Garage selling essentials .5miles.

Mountain bike trails for beginners through to advanced black runs in Coed Y Brenin 20mins away. Mawddach trail (18 miles total distance),flat, family bike trail along the estuary to Barmouth 5 miles.Many narrow gauge railways within easy distance eg Snowdon, Tal Y Llyn, Birdwatching, photography, walking on doorstep, climbing, whitewaterrafting and canoeing.

Further Details:

Dolgellau has range of banks, two supermarkets, artisan bakery, butcher. Eurospar sells fresh fish and excellent range of local products. Won a BBC Food and Drink award 2 yrs ago. Information about restaurants, pubs and places of interest in the cottage. Hotel within walking distance of cottage for evening meals. (5mins)

Powis Castle, Port Meirion, many historic castles such as Criccieth and Harlech within easy reach. Pony trekking centre in Fairbourne and there are high ropes adventure parks nearby.

Art gallery and shops in Machynlleth (15 miles), Aberdovy is a pretty seaside village with sandy beach within 40 mins.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Dolgellau, Wales

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Low season winter
27 Oct 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
22 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
New Year
29 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £25

Booking Notes:
To book, contact owner either via email or phone.
Non -returnable deposit to secure booking of 25% (unless it can be relet when deposit will be returned). Full payment 6 weeks prior to commencement of holiday.
Please no stag or hen parties.

Christmas and New Year bookings require £150 with payment which will be returned if cottage left in clean and tidy condition.
Payment by bank transfer or by Pay Pal but add 3%to total.


Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday but out of main season this can be flexible.

There is a key safe so arrival can be any time after 3pm (enquire if earlier time preferred), departure time is 10.00am.

Notes on prices:

Holiday confirmation on receipt of 25% non returnable deposit, balance due 6 weeks prior to start of holiday
Pay by bank transfer or cheque direct to owner. Up to 2 dogs at £25 / dog / visit.
If additional child under 2 yrs old brings total number to above 8, an additional £25 will be charged.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.