Gors y Gader

Ref: 1063
Nr Dolgellau & Barmouth, Snowdonia National Park (View Location on a map)
6 Guests
3 Bedrooms
1 Bathroom
Accepts 2 Dogs
£488 7 Night Breaks From
£11.62 Average Per Person Per Night

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Cleaned and safe to visit

We are working with all our property owners to ensure property cleanliness and hygiene standards are consistently met. The owners of Gors y Gader have been advised on the latest NHS and government guidelines.

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.

Contactless entry

This property also has contactless entry, meaning you do not need to be physically greeted by the owner to receive the keys to enter this property.

Staggered Check-in and Check outs

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Handpicked Highlights

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

  • Well equipped cottage (with WiFi) in a beautiful setting 
  • Lovely views from the large lawn garden
  • Great base for walking, bird watching and scenery
  • Dog-friendly with enclosed Garden
  • Market town of Dolgellau is an 8-minute drive away

Very Good Quality
Rated 4/5 (read reviews)
Features You'll Love

  • Dog Friendly
  • WiFi
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Private Parking
  • Ground Floor Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Cot Available
  • Golf Courses Nearby

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About Gors y Gader

Dog friendly holiday home near Cadair Idris, Dolgellau & Mawddach Estuary

  • At the foot of Cadair Idris, Wales's second highest mountain, this is a comfortable, spacious holiday home in a stunning location near to the beautiful Mawddach Estuary,
  • The L shaped sitting/dining room opens into a small conservatory and there are breathtaking mountain views from the large lawn garden - a lovely peaceful holiday home to relax in.
  • A charming honey coloured dining suite seats 6 for formal dining. A pine table in the kitchen is ideal for informal family meals.
  • Light airy bedrooms in muted shades invite rest and relaxation.

Layout & Further Information

3 Bedrooms sleeping maximum of 6. 2 Doubles and 1 Twin.

Bathroom with full suite and shower over bath.

Kitchen with fitted units, electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher, large fridge/freezer. Table and chairs seating 6.

Utility Room with washing machine.

Lounge/Diner 'L' shaped with 3 piece suite, wooden easy chair, fireplace with electric fire (wood burner style) TV, formal dining suite seating 6.

Conservatory 2 seater sofa and matching chairs.

Grounds medium sized fully enclosed garden with patio, lawns and garden furniture. Care with toddlers please fenced in drained pond.

Additional Information

Short breaks - No

WiFi - Yes

Changeover - Sunday

Towels - No

Parking - Yes, ample

Fuel - Oil central heating inclusive

Dogs - 2, welcome free

Travel cot - Yes, on request

Highchair - No

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 4/5

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Helen Curtis Verified Guest
4th November 2018

Second visit to the warm and spacious heaven in the hills.

Kathleen Robinson Verified Guest
9th September 2018

This was a pleasantly located cottage with excellent facilities and cleanliness thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommended

Lisa Illingworth Verified Guest
26th August 2018

Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting. The owner kindly popped in on our first day to check all was well and nothing was to much trouble. The cottage is very spacious and comfortable and was lovely and cosy to return to after a day exploring Snowdonia.

Stephanie Davies Verified Guest
31st January 2018

The cottage was not to the standard expected - it was scruffy, drab and outdated. In need of renovation and not up to the standard of the other cottages on offer by the company

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

Thank you for your comments, we are sorry that the property was not as expected.

Reply from: Quality Cottages Team

This is a historic issue and has since been resolved directly.

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 Gors y Gader.

22nd December 2014

We've had a fantastic time in this amazing cottage. Perfect location, so much to do we need to come back! Weather has been very mild and mostly dry. Thanks very much for the welcome tray.

Jayne and Roger
22nd December 2014

We can only echo what other visitors have said- very well equipped cottage in a perfect location for walking, bird watching and scenery. For dog friendly eateries- try the Royal Ship Inn Dolgellau, George at Penmaenpool, Cross Foxes near Brithdir on the main road. We look forward to returning to Gors y Gader.

Sam and Steve
22nd December 2014

It was a wonderful/brilliant week. A beautiful location, which was ideal as we bought a walking guide from the information shop in the town. It was great. (Book called Walk around Dolgellau by Geoff Elliott and Martin Olson). It meant we could just walk from the house or from just a short drive, we would have left the book, but we will be back to do more of the walks. All feeling relaxed now.

21st February 2013

First impressions-blown away!! Could have stopped in all week! Great place and plenty of room so that we're not all on top of one another. Loved the 'sun room' for some peaceful thinking. Wonderful base to get around so many lovely places and nice to think we had this to come back to when it poured! Having said that, weather very good on whole! Absolutely loved it and would love to come again.

Julia and David
21st February 2013

This bungalow was a recommendation from our friends Diane and Gordon. What can we say about Gors y Gader? Superb bungalow, home from home! Spectacular scenes. The help and support from Liz and Arthur was second to none. If we had a wish list, we would have wished for a wire on the front gate which would have prevented our Yorkie from escaping. Our top ten attractions (in no particular order) were: Portmeirion village, Porthmadog, Betws y Coed, Barmouth, Llandudno, Colwyn Bay, Caernarfon, Llangollen, Beddgelert and Llanfair P G. Places never to visit again were Rhyl, Prestatyn and Tweedmill Outlet Centre! Thank you Liz and Arthur. We look forward to our next visit in 2013.

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.

Cadair Idris

  • Located in the southern end of Snowdonia National Park, Cadair Idris, 'the chair of Idris', is one of Wales' most popular mountains and the second highest after Snowdon. There are several routes to the summit all straight forward but a relentless upward effort. On clear days the views from the top are stunning.

Dolgellau, Machynlleth,

  • Dolgellau is a handsome dark stoned market town with interesting shops and good restaurants. The monthly farmers' market is perfect for stocking up on local produce. Local amenities include bank, post office cafe with WiFi, supermarket, chemist, doctors surgery, vet and a filling station.

Coed y Brenin Mountain Bike Trails

  • Experience the thrill of the forest on a mountain bike. Coed y Brenin was Britain's first dedicated mountain bike trail centre. An extensive network of trails has been developed and colour coded providing excellent rides for all levels of experience from very easy to very difficult. Fun for all the family with a visitor centre, caf , adventure playground, walkways and world class mountain bike trails.

Explore Coed y Brenin Forest on foot

  • Pick up an audio guide at the forest visitor centre and learn about the wildlife, farming practices and droving history of the area as you walk. Complete your visit at the Forest Cafe where home made food and drinks are served. There is a shop and children play areas too.

Explore Coed y Brenin Forest by bike

  • Coed y Brenin Forest offers one of Europe's premier cycling experiences on all weather trails. Take your own bike or hire one from Dolgellau Cycle Shop they do repairs and bicycle sales too. Purpose built cycle trails have been built to suit all levels of cyclists.

Machynlleth Market

  • Machynlleth, a pleasant drive away through spectacular mountain passes, holds a renowned weekly market - no superstores or chain shops but unique locally owned shops selling food, crafts, jewellery and artworks.

Centre for Alternative Technology C.A.T

  • .One of Britain's most important centres for environmental concerns near Machynlleth is well worth a visit.

Fairbourne and Aberdyfi Beaches

  • Fairbourne is the nearest beach (dog friendly between Oct and March)- park the car and step directly onto the beach. Aberdyfi, further down the coast (dog friendly between Oct and March), is a pretty seaside resort with pastel coloured terraces fronting a large sandy beach and quaint old harbour.

Barmouth and Shell Island

  • Barmouth is an easy drive away with its long sandy beaches which stretch up to Shell Island (pet friendly all year round) beyond which is the sweeping bay of Harlech - all perfectly peaceful and uncrowded.


  • Home of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, fascinating Maritime Museum, a variety of interesting and individual shops and a choice of places to eat and drink.

Dolgellau Angling Association

  • Visitors are welcome to try game fishing in salmon & sea trout river pools and a well stocked brown & rainbow trout lake. Day and weekly permits are available phone 01341 422706

Precipice Walk Dolgellau

  • The family friendly 3 mile Precipice Walk at Dolgellau takes about one and a half hours. It offers stunning views of the Mawddach estuary and Snowdonia

The Goat Inn, Bryncir & Royal Ship Hotel, Dolgellau

  • Enjoy a meal at The Goat Inn a good food pub with a warm, convivial atmosphere.
  • The Royal Ship offers a warm welcome, fine food and beer served all day.

Black Rock Llama Trekking, near Black Rock Sands

  • Experience the thrill of walking with these intelligent, gentle and beautiful creatures. A memorable outing for the whole family. Be sure to book in advance to avoid disappointment.

Days away

  • Take a one hour drive south into Ceredigion to see the dolphin rich waters of Cardigan Bay and visit the coastal university town of Aberystwyth, home to the National Library of Wales. Look up what's on the vibrant Arts Centre, walk along the elegant promenade, take a ride on the Cliff Railway or take the steam train through the Rheidol Valley to Devil's Bridge and back. Shop, eat out and explore the castle ruins.

Holiday home for 6 guests and 2 dogs between the mountains and the sea in Snowdonia National Park

Eat & Drink

See below for a selection of pubs, restaurants, and eateries near Gors y Gader.

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Roberts Brothers Butchers
( 1.2 miles away )

Third generation butchers shop specialising in local meats. Watch cutting, preparation & processing.

Penmaenuchaf Hall Restaurant
( 1.7 miles away )

Superb contemporary British food prepared by talented award winning chefs.

Mawddach Restaurant
( 2 miles away )

A modern, luxurious menu using fresh, locally sourced produce. Dine with wonderful views

Halfway House
( 3.1 miles away )

Homemade lunches, carvery on Friday & Saturday nights & Sunday lunches. Families welcome

The Last Inn
( 6.1 miles away )

One of Wales' most famous old pubs. Friendly sevice and excellent cuisine. Booking advisable.

Caffi r' Ceunant
( 6.3 miles away )

This cafe is highly recommended. Great atmosphere and interesting music.

Hendre Coed Restaurant
( 7 miles away )

Fine dining restaurant with mostly homemade food. Sunday lunches available. Lovely coastal views.

The Wayside
( 7.4 miles away )

Family run pub with magnificent views of the Lleyn Peninsula, coffee, tea, snacks & evening meals.

Tony's Restaurant
( 8.5 miles away )

Italian restaurant serving pizzas, pastas and more in the restaurant and on the patio

Cadwgan Inn
( 9.5 miles away )

A popular inn with locals and visitors. Eat delicious food in the conservatory or dining room

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