Dowlais Cottage is caringly prepared especially for you. A cosy place to relax surrounded by lovely Snowdonia countryside with a private enclosed garden with table and chairs for breakfast looking at the rising sun over Snowdon! The lounge is very comfortable with muted colours and open to the fully functional kitchen. The spacious double bedroom up stairs has twin aspect windows and a day bed (single bed size) for a child. Your pet dogs are welcome too, with plenty of walks from the doorstep of this end cottage just outside the village of Llanllyfni, 7 miles from Caernarfon and 10 miles from Porthmadog. Situated near the beginning of the Nantlle Ridge, a local challenge of mountain ridges between Snowdon and the Sea. Snowdon itself is 11 miles away and the closest carpark and path up the highest mountain in Wales is at Rhyd Ddu (8 mls). Dowlais Cottage is only 4 miles from the award winning sandy beach at Dinas Dinlle. Caernarfon town (7 mls) has plenty of shops and places to eat down 'Hole in the Wall' street which is adjacent to the magnificent castle standing guard on the harbourside. Llanberis (12 mls) is another must do with steam trains going up Snowdon from the village and footpaths acending it's lofty heights. Lots to do in the area from visiting Wetland reserves, indoor climbing centre, walking on the beach or climbing mountains. This cottage is near to one of the new UNESCO World Heritage sites for 'Wales Slate' - Nantlle Valley Slate Quarry Landscape. Recommended area for easy access to Snowdonia, Lleyn peninsula and Anglesey.
1 BEDROOM: 1 double bed and 1 day bed (single bed size), this bedroom is on the 1st floor. We recommend this bedroom is for 2 adults and 1 child. Bed linen provided.
SHOWER ROOM/WC: Shower cubicle, wc and hand wash basin on ground floor .
KITCHEN BREAKFAST ROOM: Modern fitted kitchen with electric cooker, fridge and microwave.
LOUNGE: Lovely and cosy with flat screen tv/DVD with freeview channels, electric wood burning stove fire.
CENTRAL HEATING & ELECTRICITY: Inclusive. Timed electric heaters. PLEASE NOTE that electricity is included only for the facilities provided at the property. CHARGING ELECTRIC CARS is not included and can be arranged at an extra charge.
FRONT GARDEN AREA: Next to the front door there is an enclosed gravel area with outside table & chairs.
BACK GARDEN: A larger shared garden with outside sitting area is available, shared with Zig Zag Cottage. This area is enclosed and dogs must be under control here.
PARKING: Room for parking in front of the cottage.
PETS: 2 Pets
TOWELS: Bath mats and tea towels are provided but you will need to bring your own bath/hand towels.
WIFI: Yes and unlimited.
COT: Yes. Please check with owner for bedding specifications if required.
HIGH CHAIR: Yes
EXTRA: Washer/Dryer available for use on request.
FAQ:This lovely barn conversion is next door to our ref 2013 Zig Zag Cottage.
Mini-break rules at this cottage: A mini-break is a holiday for less than a week and/or may start on a day which isn't the normal changeover day. This property owner will accept mini-breaks out of season at any time and within 56 days in the season ( Easter to September).
2022 PRICE GROUP: 7
Mr W (September 2021): "We found Dowlais Cottage to be an excellent base for touring Snowdonia. There was a warm welcome from our host Jayne who proved to both friendly and obliging. The cottage is presented to a very high standard and equipped with all you need for a self catering holiday. With parking outside the front door and a small garden at the back for our dogs to run around in we found this to be very convenient. The principal sights of Snowdonia are all within easy reach, there is a small supermarket in the village nearby and plenty of places to eat out in the area. On arrival there was a welcome tray with cakes, coffee and tea along with a fresh pint of milk in the fridge. A nice touch after a long journey. In conclusion Dowlais is a real find and highly recommended."
Mrs H (September 2021): "Lovely little cottage, very basic but did the job perfectly. Lovely friendly owners & great fenced garden. Peaceful"
Mr C (31st July 2021): "So cosy and well organised. Just right for a family like ours"
Mrs C (9th July 2021): "Beautiful and well presented cottage with lovely courtyard and a shared garden including outdoor seating. Situated along very quiet dead end lane which was perfect for walking the dogs in the morning. All in all a beautiful week."
Mrs S (May 2021): "STS with the booking, the lovely host Jane and the property were all a definite 5 stars, we were made to feel so welcome. The cottage was beautiful, clean and comfortable and whilst the weather wasn't great there was a stunning garden with bunnies! Jane was so kind and made us feel welcomed, helping us with restaurants to eat etc. Thank you so much STS and Jane too."
Miss E (April 2021): "What a charming host and lovely cottage. The property is situated central to a whole host of activities, beaches and interesting days out. Tastefully decorated it also has a delightful garden surrounded by open space. The owner welcomed us with some lovely inviting home touches and was very helpful with ideas on local areas of interest. The larger property next door has been superbly refurbished and I would definitely be interested in returning with a larger group. In summary, this was an idyllic few days away and I can't think of a single area of improvement."
Mrs G-E (Sept 2020): "I just wanted to say what a wonderful week we have just spent at Dowlais Cottage - a beautiful well equipped cottage in an excellent location just a short drive from the sea and also the hills. The cottage was spotless and cosy and was everything we wished for and the host could not have been more helpful or friendly. Many thanks." "The cottage had everything we needed for a relaxing week and was cosy and welcoming to return to each day. The onsite owner could not have been more helpful or friendly. The cottage was close to both lovely coastal villages and beaches and within easy reach of the hills as well so we had the best of both worlds. Thank you!"
Mrs M-G (Sept 2020): "If you're looking for a quiet, nice and welcoming place, this is the one!!!!
We had an absolutely amazing time in Dowlais cottage. It's a beautiful and cozy place to stay, very quiet and peaceful. The owners are absolutely lovely people and we felt welcome all time. The cottage is perfect accommodation with everything you need to enjoy a relaxing holiday. Extremely clean and nicely organised. Highly recommended! Thank you Jayne! Xx"
Ms B (October 2019): "The Cottage was superb and situated in a very quiet location, ideal for walking+sightseeing"
Miss B (April 2019): "Thank you for a lovely holiday in your beautiful little cottage. The cottage its self was perfect inside; clean, modern, warm with a fire and heaters which can be set to suit yourselves and perfectly sized for our small family. We loved how well situated it is also. We managed hiking snowdon, some beach visits, trips to some of the mining museum's and stopped by some of the pretty towns and villages close by. I'm sure we'll see you all again in the future. As we hope to come in a larger group when your larger cottage is ready."
Mrs A (April 2019): "Friendly welcome, clean and comfortable cottage. Suitable for a couple with up to one young child. Easy drive to Snowdon."
Visit Wales Inspection : November 2019
Comments: "Dowlais Cottage offers guests comfortable represented by the owners accommodation but with rather compact lounge accommodation in al rural setting but close to the village amenities. It offers an upstairs triple bedroom with modern kitchen and well presented bathroom kitchen and lounge on the ground floor. The high standards of housekeeping is a credit to the owners."
1 Easy rise steps into the lounge. Small step up to the back hallway. there is a 10" step into the shower cubicle and a grab rail. Bedroom is upstairs with hand rail on both sides. Parking is on gravelled area to the front of the cottage. Garden is to the side of the property which is gated at one end. Larger garden is shared with the owners and the cottage next door and you are free to use it but please keep the dog on a lead and scoop the poop of course.
To watch a video of the walkthrough of this cottage click here: https://youtu.be/7djAvV7ILHY
The video starts in the bedroom on the 1st floor, then goes down stairs to the Shower Room, Kitchen abd Lounge area. The video ends out of the house and showing the car park area and the country road.