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Bryn Araul Nr Dolgellau & Machynlleth

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Dogs
  • Reference 1246
Why we recommend Bryn Araul...

North Wales woodland retreat fairytale holiday cottage, log fires, sleeps 4 near sandy beach Barmouth

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.


About The Area
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 café culture. Try T.H. Roberts, a converted Edwardian emporium, now a stylish café 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 .


Property Layout

2 bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4. 1 Double with Edwardian dressing table and wardrobe, 1930's fireplace and 1 Twin with1930'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

Access Information

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? Yes

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? Yes

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? Yes

Are there paths? Yes

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Gravel

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? Yes

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Why you love Bryn Araul
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!
David, Linda, Holly, Milly & Poppy (the dog), Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham
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
Ros, Chris, Millie the pup
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.
Danielle, Ian, Molly & Peter Davis, Potton, Bedfordshire
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!
Mark, Garry, Nicola and Julie
Had a wonderful week, weather very kind to us. Scenery stunning and walks magnificent. Cottage very comfortable and homely. Perfect gateway to mountains. A big thank you for the welcome pack and drizzle cake was fab especially when eaten up a mountain. Thank you! Thoroughly enjoyed the week.
Bill & Julie Dodds & mini Dachshunds
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!
Margit & Gunther, Vienna, Austria
Property Layout

2 bedrooms sleeping a maximum of 4. 1 Double with Edwardian dressing table and wardrobe, 1930's fireplace and 1 Twin with1930'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

Access Information

Is there parking for at least one car within the cottage grounds? Yes

Is there a gate to open? Yes

If no parking within the grounds is there parking within 100m? Yes

Does this parking have reserved disabled spaces (min width 3.6m)? Yes

Are there paths? Yes

Are paths level and firm? Yes

Type of suface Gravel

Are there dropped kerbs or changes in level? Yes

Are paths at least 1.2m wide? Yes

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