Dolgellau - Idyllic Area
Only a short drive to lots of exciting days out
This small, beautiful market town is located in the heart of southern Snowdonia, between the imposing Cadair Idris mountain range and the sea. It’s a superb base for a holiday - perfect for combining the many outdoor pursuits on offer in Snowdonia with relaxing days out on the soft sandy beaches of Barmouth, Fairbourne and Aberdovey. The town itself offers a good selection of shops, five pubs and a wine bar, along with a number of excellent restaurants, cafes and two bakeries, that produce fresh bread and cakes each day.
Dolgellau is home to over 200 listed buildings, allegedly the highest concentration in the whole of Wales, and the town is also a designated 'cycle break centre' boasting a range of dedicated cycle routes all around the area. Close by is the Coed y Brenin mountain bike trail and this location is ideal for quiet outdoor recreation with superb scenery, mountains, forests, waterfalls and castles all close to hand. For those that like to play golf, there are many golf courses within a 20 mile radius of the cottage including St Davids at Harlech, the international Links course where many major championships have taken place.