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Charming Snowdonia Cottage, In Private, Off Road, Setting

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
4 - 7 nights

About the property

Tranquil Location, 5 Minutes Walk To Cross Foxes Hotel, Bar And Restaurant

Ty Trol, at Gwanas Fawr, is located on the historic site of an early Medieval Grange of the Knights Hospitallers, first recorded in 1284. As well as being a site of historic interest, Gwanas Fawr is a beautiful setting for Ty Trol. There are fantastic views of the Cader Idris mountain range from the track leading to the cottage, along side which there is a delightful bubbling stream.The cottage has a living/dining area, 2 bedrooms (double and twin rooms) , a bathroom, outside seating and garden areas.

It is off road in a lovely setting and easily accessible from the A470.

More Details

Gareth Wyn Jones
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Welsh
Calendar last updated:
8 February, 2017

About Gareth Wyn Jones

I am Welsh (my first language is Welsh) and I was born in the area but moved away for many years before returning. I live at Gwanas Fawr with my wife Odette and we love living here because it is so beautiful. I am an artist and the setting is very inspirational. Some of my work is hanging in the cottage and guests are welcome to visit my gallery in the farmhouse.

Gareth Wyn Jones purchased this cottage in 2002

Why Gareth Wyn Jones chose Wales

We came here because this part of the world is very lovely and Gwanas Fawr, where the cottage is located, is especially beautiful and historically interesting. It is the site of a Medieval Grange of the Knights Hospitallers, first recorded in 1284, and local records indicate a farmhouse at Gwanas by the early 16th Century. The medieval barn at Gwanas was also used as a secret Catholic Chapel following the dissolution of the monasteries in 1538 by Henry Vlll, and a stone cross in the barn wall and fashioned iron door hinges, remain as evidence today.

What makes this cottage unique

Gwanas is an exceptionally peaceful location. The cottage is separated from Gwanas Fawr farmhouse by large stone buttresses to the front and rear of the cottage, which makes it very private. There's also lots of wildlife and especially varied bird life to observe.

Conveniently situated off the A470, 3 miles from Dolgellau, the cottage provides an excellent base for walking, fishing, cycling, painting, writing, and is close to the market towns of Bala and Machynlleth and the seaside town of Barmouth.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


Wonderful location and lovely cottage with all ame

  • 5 of 5

Arrived at cottage on Thursday 26th May 2016 to a warm welcome from the owner. We stayed 4 nights and had a terrific time. The cottage was cosy and comfortable and had all amenities. Centrally heated throughout which was not needed as the weather was beautiful. The scenery in the area is amazing, mountains, fields and forests, just stunning. We went to Barmouth and spent a hot sunny day on the beach, we also visited Portmeiron and Porthmadog. The scenery is beautiful. I would highly recommend this accommodation and will definitely return again. Forgot to mention there were scrumptious sones waiting for us when we arrived..

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Perfect holiday retreat

  • 5 of 5

A friend and I recently stayed in this lovely cottage for a 4 night break. It's in an idyllic setting, yet close to beautiful towns and villages, and with breathtaking scenery all around. The cottage is extremely well equipped and comfortable, and the owners who live in the adjoining farmhouse are very welcoming and helpful. The delicious scones on arrival were a wonderful surprise and treat! I would definitely like to return for a longer stay, and would recommend the cottage to anyone wanting to explore this beautiful part of the country.

  • Review Submitted: May 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Cozy cottage, fantastic location.

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable, traditional cottage with a well equipped kitchen and the amazing welsh countryside outside your back door. We had a lovely stay despite the weather being particularly unkind! Arriving home soaking wet we soon warmed up and dried out in the warmth of the cottage even without lighting the log fire. We'll definitely be using this as a base for further outdoorsy holidays soon.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
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Wonderful rural retreat

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful time staying at the cottage for a week in spring. It was furnished beautifully, especially with Gareth's prints which really evoke the welsh countryside nearby. We spent the week walking and exploring the many lovely places nearby including Portmerion and Harlech. This is such a great part of the world and the cottage is the perfect place to explore from. We shall be back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
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lovely break

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage in a lovely location Gareth and Odette were very welcoming the scones and fresh flowers were a thoughtful touch. The cottage itself is in a great location for exploring and walking, with many beautiful walks pretty much on the doorstep. A peaceful restful and enjoyable holiday. we would highly recommend this holiday cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2015
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Super spot

  • 5 of 5

Lovely cottage, a real haven from the elements!

Gareth and Odette were very welcoming, the scones delicious and the flowers a lovely touch and the dog adored the fire!

Highly recommended.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
low season
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
high season
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
low season
22 Apr 2017 - 9 Jun 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
high season
10 Jun 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Short stays are available outside of the summer high season period (minimum stay 2 nights). Details on request. Change-over day in high season periods is Saturday.
Check in time is after 3pm on day of arrival. Check out time is before 11am on day of departure

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Brithdir and Llanfachreth, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Bathroom with bath/shower over, wc. wash basin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed. Bedroom 2 with twin beds
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Terrace ...
  • Garden ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • caving
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Fuel costs are included in Tariff. One large box of logs is supplied free of charge for the log stove. Additional large box of logs is £10.00. Outside: The back door of the cottage opens on to a patio area, with outdoor furniture. There is a large area of lawn to the rear of the cottage, boarded by trees and shrubs, and a path leading to the stream. There is also a parking area adjacent to the cottage. Utility Room: There is a store cupboard with ironing board and vacuum cleaner. Linen and towels included, and changed weekly. The cottage is served by a private water supply, which comes from an underground spring at Gwanas Fawr.

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