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Bryn Araul

(English Translation)
Ref: 1246
Nr Dolgellau & Machynlleth (View Location on a map)
4 Guests
2 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
Accepts 2 Dogs
£580 7 Night Breaks From
£20.71 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 Bryn Araul 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. Plus have piece of mind that this property has an enclosed garden for added security and privacy.

Arrival Times

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

Handpicked Highlights

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

  • Woodland retreat fairytale holiday cottage
  • Enjoy the birdsong throughout the year
  • Wonderful tranquil setting
  • Perfect gateway for exploring the sites of Snowdonia
  • Crackling wood burning stove makes a cosy retreat

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

  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Private Parking
  • Real Fire
  • Family Friendly
  • Period Cottage
  • Cot Available
  • Detached Property
  • Golf Courses Nearby

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About Bryn Araul

North Wales woodland retreat, a fairytale cottage for magical holidays

  • A North Wales holiday cottage straight from a children's story book set in a magical location surrounded by woodlands.
  • A real welcome awaits with fresh homemade Welsh cakes, cupcakes and a bottle of wine. Bird boxes and feeders around the cottage ensure birdsong throughout the year - nuthatches, nesting blue tits and even woodpeckers can be seen feeding.
  • There are beach toys in the shed for long summer days and sledges for winter fun. Guests will love feeding the ducks and chickens in the owners' garden nearby.
  • Pristine white interiors, bedrooms with simple crisp white bedding, 1930s fireplaces and pretty accessories. In the lounge a crackling log fire in the wood burner makes a cosy retreat - open the patio doors for an enchanting woodland atmosphere. Spend your evenings relaxing in the porch of this small woodland retreat and absorb the tranquil setting.

Layout & Further Information

2 bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4. 1 Double with Edwardian dressing table and wardrobe, 1930's fireplace and 1 Twin with 1930's fireplace. Both on 1st floor.

Bathroom with bath with shower over, toilet and basin on 1st floor.

Sitting Room with inglenook and wood burning stove, TV/DVD, lots of books and games.

Dining Room with table and chairs seating 4, flat screen TV and patio doors leading to garden.

Kitchen luxury fully fitted with electric oven and hob, dishwasher, microwave, fridge with icebox. Larder with supply of wine - payment for bottles drunk via 'honesty box' please.

Shed with washing machine, tumble dryer, sledges and beach toys.

Grounds medium size, enclosed with lawn, patio, barbecue, garden furniture, small porch for eating out.

Additional Information

Short breaks - Winter

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Friday

Towels - Yes, including beach towels

Parking - Yes for 2 cars

Fuel - Oil central heating and starter pack of logs inclusive May to September. Outside these dates 25 p/w

Dogs - 2 welcome free

Travel cot - Yes

Highchair - Yes

Bed linen - Included as standard

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 5/5

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

Gerald Martyn Verified Guest
26th June 2022

Jan Arins Verified Guest
7th May 2022

Susie and Howard Verified Guest
22nd April 2022

A lovely cottage along with lovely hosts. PERFECT.

Verified Guest
25th February 2022

Beautiful cottage. Clean well equipped and welcoming. Lovely welcome basket too. Definitely recommend staying there if you are visiting the area

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your review - we are so pleased to hear that you had a wonderful time at Bryn Araul! We are so lucky to have such a wonderful property with us, with brilliant owners who always go that extra mile with special touches such as the welcome basket. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!

Ken Evans Verified Guest
17th October 2021

The cottage was clean and tidy and comfortable, the owners were pleasant and helpful, we enjoyed the birds that they had encouraged to visit.The only improvement I think was a step and shoulder high handle would make it easier and safer to enter the bath for less able people.

Guestbook Comments

If you've ever visited a holiday cottage before, you most likely have seen a guestbook in the property for guests to leave a review for others when they arrive. Each of the following comments was lovingly left by people just like you in the guestbook left at Bryn Araul.

David, Linda, Holly, Milly & Poppy (the dog), Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham
25th August 2017

Great cottage and great welcome. Plenty to see &do. Kids loved King Arthur's Labyrinth and Craft shops at Corris. Good days out in Caernarfon, Anglesey and on the local beaches. Seen plenty of wildlife – keep an eye out for the woodpecker – it seems to have a liking for the telegraph pole outside the kitchen window!

Danielle, Ian, Molly & Peter Davis, Potton, Bedfordshire
18th August 2017

Thank you for a perfect week. The welcome hamper was lovely (& the cake!), the cottage was perfect had everything that our family needed.

We had a wonderful time at Barmouth beach, the Slate Caverns, King Arthur's Labyrinth,the Talylyn Railway and walk from the cottage was great garden to the disused railway was fun. We also had two excellent meals with young children at the Cross Foxes. Thanks again.

Margit & Gunther, Vienna, Austria
30th June 2017

What a lovely cottage – everything was perfect!! We absolutely enjoyed watching the birds and walks nearby. However, we also did the Cadair Idris which was great. All in all, we loved the stay here despite the rainy weather. THANKS for the nice welcome basket!

Ros, Chris, Millie the pup
23rd June 2017

Great base to explore a lovely part of Wales. Loved the wood to walk inand the excellent weather!! Lovely cottage with fab hamper and all comforts met

Mark, Garry, Nicola and Julie
1st April 2017

What a lovely cottage – everything was perfect!! We absolutely enjoyed watching the birds and walks nearby. However, we also did the Cadair Idris which was great. All in all, we loved the stay here despite the rainy weather. THANKS for the nice welcome basket!

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.

Local walks the Mawddach Trail

  • Right from the doorstep of this North Wales woodland retreat follow the disused railway line down towards Dolgellau. Bring bikes and cycle quiet lanes to the newly renovated ancient hostelry, the Cross Foxes, for food and drink. Walk or cycle along the Mawddach Trail on one of the most sublime estuaries in Britain or for the more adventurous try the North Wales Precipice Walk and appreciate the Mawddach Estuary in its entirety.

Cafe Culture in Dolgellau

  • Visit the interesting old town of Dolgellau which has a lovely cafe culture. Try T.H. Roberts, a converted Edwardian emporium, now a stylish cafe for homemade soups, scrumptious cakes and good coffee. There are excellent restaurants in the town - 'Dylanwad Da' (good influences) is recommended - and a popular farmers market every 3rd Sunday in the month. Euro Spar on the fringes of the town - winner of the Independent Retailer of the Year 2012 - also supplies homemade fish pies and Indian takeaways.

Snowdonia National Park

  • Discover breath taking mountain and coastal scenery, steam trains, excellent local produce, fascinating industrial heritage and exhilarating adventure activities.

Cadair Idris

  • The 'Chair of Idris' with its glacial lakes, wooded gorges and spectacular summit is popular with walkers and hikers. A number of approaches lead to Pen y Gadair the 6.5 mile ridge at 2930 feet above sea level.

Coed y Brenin

  • A forest park crisscrossed by spectacular mountain bike trails, walking routes and running trails suitable for all abilities. Beics Brenin within the forest offer bikes for hire and a full service bike shop. Visit the Forest Cafe for a wide selection of refreshments.

Cymer Abbey, Llanelltyd

  • The substantial ruins of this Cistercian Abbey founded in 1158, set in glorious countryside make an idyllic picnic spot or pleasant focus for a country walk.

Fairbourne, Barmouth and Aberdovey Beaches, North Wales

  • Fairbourne and Barmouth are a pleasant drive away with miles of golden sands at Barmouth and a smaller sandy beach at Fairbourne. Drive down to the lovely seaside resort of Aberdovey with candy coloured houses, long uncrowded beach and seaside atmosphere.

Golf at Aberdovey and Harlech's Royal St Davids

  • There are stunning views from the course at the top of the hill in Dolgellau but more challenging are Aberdovey and Harlech's Royal St. Davids - both renowned throughout the golfing world.

Dyfi Osprey Project

  • Set in the Cors Dyfi Reserve near Machynlleth an osprey nesting platform was erected in 2007. The project has grown in strength with a breeding pair, Monty and Glesni regularly using the platform to raise their chicks. Their fascinating activities can be viewed via the nest cam with film being broadcast in the small visitor centre on site.

The Centre for Alternative Technology, North Wales

  • Go Green - at The Centre for Alternative Technology near Machynlleth which exhibits tools, devices and projects that work with nature rather than against it.

King Arthur's Labyrinth near fairytale holiday cottage North Wales

  • King Arthur's Labyrinth is close by - children will love the spooky underground boat ride!

Talyllyn, Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, North Wales

  • Talyllyn Railway at Tywyn goes up the beautiful Dysynni Valley - stop off at Dolgoch Falls for the waterfall walk before returning. The famous Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways are at Porthmadog - both go through Snowdonia National Park's best scenery.

Watersports at Bala Lake

  • Nearby Bala has the biggest natural lake in Wales, perfect for all water sports and the world class white-water rafting centre is a short drive out of the town.

Days away

  • Discover the natural beauty of Wales' largest island, Anglesey, a patchwork of rural tranquility surrounded by a spectacular rugged coastline dotted with myriad unspoiled beaches, tiny coves, sleepy harbours and scattered evidence of ancient occupation. The elegant town of Beaumaris with independent shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, galleries, museums, traditional pier and majestic castle are well worth a visit.

A characterful retreat for year round holidays in North Wales woodland .

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