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Awel Deg

Ref: 1758
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
2 Bathrooms
Accepts 1 Dog
£632 7 Night Breaks From
£22.57 Average Per Person Per Night

Change to check-in/check-out times

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, we have temporarily adjusted our check-in to 5:30pm and check-out to 9:30am. Thank you for your understanding.

The owner of Awel Deg has taken extra steps to undertake a COVID-19 Risk Assessment and has a process in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social distancing, in accordance with the Visit Britain 'We're Good To Go' scheme.

Entire Home To Yourself

You will be staying in this entire home with you and your loved ones.

Arrival Times

Check-in from 4:00PM and Check out by 10:00AM

Handpicked Highlights

Awel Deg was handpicked by our team to join our portfolio. Here's just a few of the reasons we think you'll love staying in Awel Deg too!

  • Open Plan Modern architect-designed home
  • Located in Snowdonia National Park
  • Prime location on the Mawddach Estuary
  • Close to beaches and mountains
  • Pet and family-friendly
  • two en-suite bedrooms

Rated 4.6/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Coastal Area
  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Private Parking
  • Rural Location
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Luxury
  • Family Friendly
  • Cot Available
  • Golf Courses Nearby
  • Short Drive To Beach

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About Awel Deg

Awel Deg is a modern open plan holiday home in a grade 2 listed stone barn not far from Dolgellau and Llwyngwril. The two ensuite bedrooms on the ground floor can sleep up to 4 people and a dog. 

  • The incredible setting on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, surrounded by glorious walking country, makes this a popular all year round bolthole for couples or small families. 
  • Floor-to-ceiling picture windows excel at framing, what can be considered, one of the most beautiful views in North Wales. This bespoke architect-designed luxury home offers guests an enviable location and a very comfortable stay.
  • From your doorstep walk up to Arthog Waterfalls, along the Mawddach Trail, or over to Barmouth on the railway bridge. Explore sandy beaches, mountains, nature reserves, and stunning coastlines right from your doorstep. 
  • Just 6 miles from Dolgellau, this traditional town offers some contemporary options for evenings out, drop into the popular 'Dylanwad Da wine bar' for some wine tasting and tapas, explore the ancient streets and discover for yourselves the friendly welcome in the great cafe's, pubs, restaurants, and bakeries.
  • The spacious interior provides an exceptional opportunity for a great stay on the Welsh coast. Backed by mature woodlands and directly overlooking the Mawddach estuary and mountains beyond, locations don't get much better than this for exploring the most stunning scenery in North Wales.
Layout & Further Information

Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms. 1 king-size, 1 twin (1 bed is zip and link, so can be made up as a king-size on request). 

Spacious Hallway. Door and side window to front, exposed oak beams, laminated flooring, underfloor heating. Doors into understairs cupboards. Local wall maps, hooks for coats, and boots stand, stairs up to the living area.

Master Bedroom on ground floor. 
King-sized bed, two small windows to front, exposed oak beams, wall lights, laminated flooring, underfloor heating. Door into:- En-suite Bathroom with exposed oak beams, extractor fan, panelled bath with handheld shower, low-level W.C., 'Roca' wash hand basin, heated chrome towel rail, laminated flooring.

Twin bedroom. Twin beds (can also be made up as a king-size on request, please let us know in advance of your stay). Two small windows to front, exposed beams, wall lights, laminated flooring. Door into en-suite Shower Room with window to rear, exposed beams, wall lights, tiled walls, shower with tiled floor, wash hand basin, low-level W.C, heated chrome towel rail.

Upstairs to Open plan sitting room/kitchen/dining room. Three windows to the rear with deep sills, five windows to the front with panoramic views of the Mawddach Estuary, exposed white beams and A-frames, radiators, TV (with internet), ceiling spotlights. Sofas' and armchair. Full-length curtains. Bookshelves and games. Local photographic art prints. 

with white worktops with plenty of room for preparing home-cooked meals. Dishwasher, washing machine/dryer, integral fridge, freezer and 4 ring ceramic electric hob, integral electric fan oven, one and quarter stainless steel sink, extractor fan, laminate flooring.

Dining area with terrific views of the mountains and estuary beyond, glimpses of Barmouth in the distance.

Heating Details
: Oil Central heating, radiators. Underfloor heating downstairs, radiators upstairs

Lawn area to the front, shale parking area with designated parking space, woodland to the rear.

Outside the property, you'll find enclosed off-road parking for 1 car. Additional car parking close by (on the lane opposite or in the car park 250 yards from the cottage).

There are slate steps up to the approach to the front door.

Care with children if the gate is open as the main road runs past.

Additional Information:
Short breaks - Yes, during winter only excluding peak weeks, minimum 3-night stay.
- Yes, 1 free of charge.
Changeover Day
- Friday
WiFi - Yes
- Yes
Bedlinen - Yes
Cot - Yes travel cot, available on request
- Yes, available on request
Fuel - Inclusive
- Off-road allocated parking for 1 car (additional parking close by).

Please note: Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, certain facilities at some of our properties may not be deliverable. This may include - but is not limited to - swimming pools, hot tubs, and some shared communal areas. If you have a specific enquiry, please contact us by email here. Thank you for your understanding.

Reviews & Comments
Visitors Rate This Property 4.6/5

All our reviews are independently handled via Feefo, that means each review is a 100% verified customer visiting Awel Deg.

Lisa Breeze Verified Guest
11th March 2022

What a spot, lovely location for walks and drive outs, although by the main road you are not aware that it is there. Views from the living area are stunning and tesco deliver there too which is brilliant when you are in tiny old classic cars with no boot space.

Chris & Colin Verified Guest
19th February 2022

A lovely converted barn, with wonderful views. Well equipped with everything you might need and more besides. Plenty of space for off road parking and extremely peaceful, despite Storm Eunice passing through! The only slightly negative comment would be that the Wi-Fi signal was weak. We had a great week and would definitely recommend Awel Deg to friends and family. We would stay here again when next in the area.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for taking the time to leave a review! Happy to hear the storm didn't disrupt your stay, and that you had a good time on your holiday! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your feedback - we have spoken with the owner regarding the wi-fi at the property, and they have advised the following: 'The wi fi is based on a 4G transmitter and typically hits 12mbs. On seeing this review we have contacted the service provider who have confirmed that during this stay there was a fault on the local transmitter caused by the recent storms. This fault has now been cleared and the wi fi service is back to normal.' The owner has also apologised for the issues you encountered with the wi-fi; had they known, they would have done all they could to have rectified the problem, but we are so glad to hear that you were still able to have a wonderful stay despite this! We look forward to welcoming you back to Awel Deg again soon.

P V Verified Guest
12th January 2022

This is a beautifully converted barn with fantastic panoramic views. The location is great with many great walks from the doorstep or a short drive away. Note that the property is middle-terrace and that there is an adjacent building containing two large holiday lets with clear sight lines to the cottage, which isn't shown in the photos. During our stay everything was nicely quiet however. Inside, the cottage is very well equipped, especially the kitchen. One thing that can be improved is the cleanliness. Upstairs everything was clean but the bedrooms downstairs were not very clean, with lots of dust bunnies under the beds and around the wardrobes. There was a plumbing issue during our stay but it was promptly handled by the amazing caretaker Roy. The owners were very accommodating with some requests that we had. We had a relaxing stay and would happily stay here again.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your review! We are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time at Awel Deg - it really is such a fantastic property, with the most incredible views. We will be sure to pass your comments on to the owners with regard to the cleaning so that they can address this with their changeover team. We are glad to hear that the owner was so helpful during your stay, and we very much look forward to welcoming you back to Awel Deg once again!

Mark Littleton Verified Guest
27th November 2021

Nice conversion and location with a few issues. Plenty of amenities to use in the kitchen. Some plumbing issues ie hot and cold reversed in one basin and walk in shower when used has soaked into surrounding wood work floor and skirtings. Floor upstairs seems to have failed too and is very spongey. Both bathroom windows awkward and one would not openSettees not the most comfortable to sit in a log stove would have put the icing on the cake!A little more info on the area would be nice for walks and places to eat. Only looking through guest book towards the end of the stay we found a waterfall area only a few minutes walk away. We also found cafes and pubs by research near by that were good too.

Verified Guest
9th October 2021

Great location and cottage was well equipped with everything you need - I did purchase a mop and left it there as one was not provided. The views are stunning and every day a different picture. The fact the Mawddach Trail was so close was great. Would be good to have a bike rack or somewhere to leave bikes as we would love to come back with bikes. Would recommend this cottage for a relaxing, quiet, amazing break.

About the Area

If you would like more information on the local area, please call us on 01348 837871 to speak to one of our friendly team.

Awel Deg is located on the south bank of the Mawddach Estuary. This part of southern Snowdonia has a spectacular landscape making it a walkers paradise. Less crowded than the slopes of Snowdon, the mountains in this part of the national park provide a real opportunity to explore the true wilderness of Wales.

From the door

  • The popular walk and cycle path the Mawddach trail is right outside this holiday cottage, join the path and go over to Barmouth via the bridge or into Dolgellau passing and the George III pub at Penmaenpool.


  • A short 10-minute drive from Arthog will get you into Dolgellau. Steeped in welsh history the town hosts a farmers market and is home to some delightful shops, cafes and pubs. It has retained its traditional market town feel and is a gem in the Snowdonia National Park. TH Roberts is perfect for coffee and cakes; all homemade. Tafarn Y Gader Tapas has great reviews and certainly a place to visit for dinner and wine is Dylanwad Da, a very nice wine bar/coffee bar with the best Welsh Rarebit in wales! I know I've had quite a few.

Crafts and more

  • Corris, another nearby village, has the well known 'Centre for Alternative Technology' as well as a small craft village and 'King Arthurs Labyrinth', an underground tour is certain to capture a child's imagination.


  • The popular seaside towns of Aberdyfi and Towyn and Barmouth are a short drive away. All have really long sandy beaches with a good choice of cafes and pubs on the seafronts.
  • The blue flag beach nearby at Fairbourne makes for a great beach day and is especially good for watersports such as windsurfing and sailing. The famous Fairbourne Narrow Gauge Steam Railway still runs daily and you can take the train the headland and then the ferry over to Barmouth in the summer months.
  • Barmouth has all the trappings of a traditional seaside town, there is a bigger range of shops here and some great independents where you can pick up some really great local items. There is of course the harbour and prom complete with a fairground for those looking for a colourful thrill.

Biking at Coed y Brenin

  • Coed Y Brenin is an amazing day out where you'll find six mountain bike trails running alongside rivers and walking trails, there is certainly something for everyone and all abilities.


  • Closer to home just outside Dolgellau, there are some fabulous walks, The Torrent Walk, (don't forget your camera as its full of surprises) and the two Precipice walks, the old and the new, both equally stunning.

The cottage is located in the foothills of Cadair Idris and Gregennan Lakes, which need little introduction if you're familiar with them already. They are truly outstanding.


  • Snowdonia of course is well known for its adventure activities. 20 mins East will bring you to Bala where you can visit the National Whitewater Centre, or Llyn Tegid where there are plenty of watersports you can enjoy including sailing, windsurfing, kayaking etc. If canyoning is more your thing, there are lots of local operators that offer this.

The more world-famous Portmeirion Village, Zip World, and Surf Snowdonia are also within reach.

Talyllyn Railway

  • A thoroughly enjoyable attraction with a small museum and cafe and the worlds first preserved railway! The steam train starts on the coast at Tywyn, meandering through the foothills of Cader Idris to Dolgoch Falls, Abergynolwyn and Nant Gwernol - some of Wales' finest countryside. The train clings to the hillside as it passes through woodland and over ravines, and takes about an hour each way.

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