The Barnowl near Dolgellau
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The Barnowl near Dolgellau
Cadair Idris car park is 10 minute drive away (4.3 miles) from The Barnowl
Barmouth and the sea is 17 minutes drive away (8.0 miles) from The Barnowl
The town of Dolgellau is 5 minutes drive away (2.1 miles) or 41 minutes walk away from The Barnowl
The Barnowl near Dolgellau
Cadair Idris car park is 10 minute drive away (4.3 miles) from The Barnowl
Barmouth and the sea is 17 minutes drive away (8.0 miles) from The Barnowl
The town of Dolgellau is 5 minutes drive away (2.1 miles) or 41 minutes walk away from The Barnowl










STS Grade 3+
Friday - Friday

The Barnowl is a renovated stone property in an elevated position on the slopes below the New Precipice walk, Llanelltyd, 2 miles from Dolgellau. A lovely retreat for two after a day enjoying the mountains, countryside and coast in this special area in Snowdonia with views of Cader Idris mountain from the south facing patio and new sun room. We love the boudoir slipper bath in the bedroom and the wood burner stove in the characterful lounge, which also has exposed beams and stone walls. It's only a short walk to the stone bridge over the river Mawddach as it meanders to Penmaenpool, passing the George III hotel (2.5 miles) to Barmouth (8 miles) beyond. This area is a walker's paradise! Cregennan lakes are a delight. Stylishly furnished this is conveniently location for exploring the Snowdonia National Park and the sandy beaches at Barmouth. Dolgellau is a historic town with great eating places, shops and old inns in narrow streets. Attractions nearby include mountain biking centre (3 miles), Tal y Llyn steam railway (37 miles), Zip World: Titan and Bounce Below in Blaenau Ffestiniog (33 miles). Restaurant in the village of Llanelltyd, inns and restaurants 2 miles down the road in Dolgellau and the lovely George III in Penmaenpool.

1 BEDROOM up a narrow, pine staircase with 10 risers to a galleried crog loft with a Double bed (compact down one side) and boudoir slipper bath. Open to the eaves and limited head room on the edges (middle is 7.5 ft). Folding bed for a child available that could be set up in the sun room. Bed linen provided.
SHOWER ROOM/WC: Shower cubicle, HWB and WC on ground floor
LIVING ROOM: Flatscreen TV with DVD, wood burning stove and comfy seating
SUN ROOM with seating to enjoy the view through the patio doors and windows.
KITCHEN AREA: Situated under the crog loft with an electric induction hob, combination microwave oven and fridge.
UTILITY ROOM with small freezer.
GROUNDS: Private patio to front. Lawn to the side and steps up to large naturalised wooded grounds to the forest above. Not completely enclosed. Swing seat on the lawn and patio set on the patio. Access up random easy rise natural stone and slate steps to the property through the owner's garden - about 48 in total.
HEATING: Woodburner stove in the lounge, heated towel rail in the shower room, electric heater in bedroom.
PARKING in a cul-de sac street to front
WiFi: Free WiFi.
PETS: 3 dogs allowed at £20 per pet
TOWELS: -At this time, due to Covid regulations, we are asking Guests bring their own TOWELS and TEA TOWELS.
EXTRA: Property is for 2 adults only, but with a fold out bed availble for a child. We cannot accept bookings for 3 adults.

2021 Price Group: 8

Mini-break rules: A mini-break is a holiday for less than 7 nights and/or may start on a day which isn't the normal changeover day (Friday). Out of season (October to end of May), this property will accept mini-breaks anytime, but only within 35 days of the start date of the holiday between June and the end of September.

Guest Feedback:

Miss B (March 2020): Excellent "Ideal for our weekend away. A great base to walk around the beautiful mountains. We absolutely loved the log burner and bath. The owner was very helpful with advice on local walks and ensured we had the best experience during our stay."
Dr S (September 2019): Excellent "A perfect little barn conversion in a lovely setting in the owners extensive garden. Barnowl contained everything my wife our young cockapoo and I needed for a very enjoyable holiday including a log burner and roll top bath for added luxury. The sun room was a lovely retreat with panoramic views of Cadeir Idris ridges. Nothing was too much trouble for Mike the owner who went out of his way to help make our stay so relaxing and enjoyable."
Ms N (May 2019): Excellent "The property was lovely and the views outstanding, the owner was very helpful always ensuring that we were comfortable and even offered to get some groceries from the shops for us."
Mr D (April 2019): Excellent "Our recent stay at the Barnowl was wonderful, what a great little barn conversion in a great setting. Everything we could need was available, log burner was a definite bonus. My 11 year old daughter found the gardens and play areas an adventure in themselves. Thanks to the owner of the property who was very welcoming and more than helpful during our stay."
Mr W (March 2019): Excellent "A beautiful, cosy space. Awe-inspiring views, and the kindest, most knowledgeable host you could wish for."
Mr P (September, 2018): Excellent "Absolutely lovely stay in Wales - perfect relaxation with log burner and large garden, very clean and amazing views. The owner, was very friendly and gave us advice on the near location. Really good stay! Thank you."
Mr P (September, 2018): Excellent "The cabin in North Wales was amazing. Better than I ever thought. Great price and the owner was welcoming and very helpful. Will definitely be booking there again."
Mrs R (September, 2018): Good  "A very quaint cottage in a wonderful setting. The owner was more than helpful and absolutely everything is provided. The fridge was a little temperamental but the owner is going to replace it but the only problem is when the outdoor clothing gets soaked it can only be hung in the shower to drip dry and wellies and walking boots all come into the property. Thoroughly enjoyed my fortnight even though it rain every day bar one."
The C Family (July, 2018): Good "The cottage was in a great location and very good cozy"
Mrs M (July, 2018): Rated the property Excellent

Visit Wales Inspection March 2020:
Visit Wales Comments:
"A most attractive listed property that has benefited from complete renovation by the owner. Guests have views to Cader Idris and use of the extensive gardens."
Overall Quality Percentage: 74%  3 Star


We strongly recommend that you take our Cancellation Protection (see Terms & Conditions). If you continue you will notice that during the next booking steps this will automatically be selected for you and the price will increase, so simply de-select them on the bookings screen if you already have holiday insurance or if you do not want any cover.

The Pet Charge for all properties accepting pets is £20 per pet.

After your stay, we ask you kindly to please leave the property as it is found, in a clean and tidy manner. This includes replacing the furniture if you have moved them, emptying all internal bins, clean and put away plates etc., clean work tops and surfaces and hoover the floors.

No Smoking: We want all our guests to enjoy an odour free environment when they arrive at their property. We therefore prohibit smoking within the premises in ALL our properties. A 'Refreshing Charge' will be levied on guests who smoke in properties. A No Smoking Policy may form part of a property's statutory Fire Risk Assessment.

Mini-breaks & Weekends: In most cases, bookings that are for less than 7 nights in the season (Easter to the end of October) are only bookable at short notice. Out of season (November to last week before Easter) is more flexible. The mini-break rules for each property is stated on the description. Weekend booking requests that do not start or end on a property's change-over day or cross over more than 1 week, are at the discretion of the property owner. Please feel free to call us to discuss your requirements.


Access to the Barn's front door: 

Ample parking area in a Cul de Sac with a tarmac surface.  8 steps up to the 1st gate which is shared with the owner's property. A second gate ino the garden and a further 40 random steps to the Barn. The steps are slate 'crazy-paving' style of varying heights of 5- 10 inches randomly weaving through the garden.

The slate patio is by the front door, from the patio there are 2 little steps up into the Barn (1 and 2 inches high.) The front door is wider then normal and with a height of 5 foot and 8 inches. 

There are wooden floors on the ground floor. 1 step down of 6 inches from the living room to the Sun room, 1 step up from the living room level to the shower room of 5 inches.  From the sun room there are two outdoor steps between 5 inches and 9 1/2 inches . French doors to the patio from the Sun room. 

There are no handrails in the shower cubicle and access through the shower door is 16 inches. The shower cubicle is 37 inches wide.

The Crog Loft Bedroom is up 10 wooden steps (8 inch risers step width 20 inches). The maximum height of the bedroom in the centre of the room is just under 8 foot. There is limited headroom on the sides where the roof slopes down. There is a beam above the taps of the bath and the head of the bed at a height of 3 and a half feet inches. The other beams are above the foot of the bath and above the foot of the bed is 5 and half feet inches. There is a step up of 7 inches from the bedroom floor up through the little door out into the woodland. The bath in the bedroom is 5 feet long.


Period Week Price 3 night price
01 January 2021 to 07 January 2021 £ 617 £ 494
08 January 2021 to 04 February 2021 £ 387 £ 310
05 February 2021 to 11 February 2021 £ 412 £ 330
12 February 2021 to 18 February 2021 £ 432 £ 346
19 February 2021 to 25 February 2021 £ 412 £ 330
26 February 2021 to 25 March 2021 £ 387 £ 310
26 March 2021 to 01 April 2021 £ 497 £ 398
02 April 2021 to 15 April 2021 £ 522 £ 418
16 April 2021 to 29 April 2021 £ 432 £ 346
30 April 2021 to 27 May 2021 £ 497 £ 398
28 May 2021 to 03 June 2021 £ 617 £ 494
04 June 2021 to 01 July 2021 £ 567 £ 454
02 July 2021 to 08 July 2021 £ 602 £ 482
09 July 2021 to 15 July 2021 £ 617 £ 494
16 July 2021 to 22 July 2021 £ 662 £ 530
23 July 2021 to 19 August 2021 £ 707 £ 566
20 August 2021 to 26 August 2021 £ 662 £ 530
27 August 2021 to 02 September 2021 £ 602 £ 482
03 September 2021 to 16 September 2021 £ 522 £ 418
17 September 2021 to 23 September 2021 £ 457 £ 366
24 September 2021 to 14 October 2021 £ 412 £ 330
15 October 2021 to 28 October 2021 £ 497 £ 398
29 October 2021 to 09 December 2021 £ 387 £ 310
10 December 2021 to 16 December 2021 £ 497 £ 398
17 December 2021 to 06 January 2022 £ 617 £ 494
07 January 2022 to 13 January 2022 £ 667 £ 534
14 January 2022 to 03 February 2022 £ 437 £ 350
04 February 2022 to 10 February 2022 £ 462 £ 370
11 February 2022 to 17 February 2022 £ 482 £ 386
18 February 2022 to 24 February 2022 £ 462 £ 370
25 February 2022 to 24 March 2022 £ 437 £ 350
25 March 2022 to 31 March 2022 £ 547 £ 438
01 April 2022 to 14 April 2022 £ 572 £ 458
15 April 2022 to 28 April 2022 £ 482 £ 386
29 April 2022 to 29 December 2022 £ To be confirmed £ To be confirmed
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