Gellilwyd Fach

Dolgellau, North Wales Snowdonia

  • 5 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats
  • Scenic, private setting at the foot of Cader Idris. Only 1.7 mile from your holiday cottage Dolgellau market town offers a great range of restaurants & cafes.

You can book this property from:

  • £512 per week
  • £73 per night
  • 5 Star
  • This property can be found on Niche Retreats


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 1 sofa bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 WC
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Travel cot
  • Highchair
  • Stairgate


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Rural location

How far to ...?

  • Beach 12 miles
  • Pub 1.7 miles
  • Shop 1.7 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Sky TV
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Pony trekking/horse riding


  • Walk-in shower

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 15:00
  • Check out: 10:00


What a setting - this beautiful detached cottage enjoys an amazing, tranquil and private location at the foot of Cader Idris, within its own enclosed grounds. The views of the Snowdonia peaks and surrounding countryside are breathtaking. Even better, only 1.7 mile away from your holiday cottage Dolgellau market town offers a great range of restaurants, cafes and shops. Gellilwyd Fach is a traditional, Grade 2 Listed early 19th Century stone built farmhouse with distinct features eg. curved wall and tall chimney. Sensitively renovated, it offers a glimpse of days gone by, yet with all the current modern expectations.

Ground Floor

Kitchen - Fitted units with appliances including, refrigerator with ice box (additional small freezer available), electric cooker, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine. Small table and seating.

Living room - Spacious double aspect room with exposed beams, unusual curved wall, quarry tiled floor and large stone/slate fireplace housing a wood burning stove. Dining table, comfortable seating and Smart TV.

Parlour - Cosy double aspect carpeted room with exposed beams with double sofa bed and feature fireplace (non-working). Lamps, books, games etc.

Entrance porch includes coat and boot storage as well as a separate, front porch with slate floor, settle and additional coat hanging space.


Master bedroom - Impressive room with beams and high ceiling, original floorboards and curved wall. Super king oak bed, wardrobe and dressing table including large mirror. Also includes sofa.

2nd bedroom - Charming dual aspect carpeted bedroom with exposed beams with comfy zip & link bed (available as super king OR two 3ft singles). Bedside tables, chest of drawers, lamps and clothes rack.

Large bathroom comprising roll top bath, spacious quadrant shower, basin and toilet.


The enclosed grounds include a spacious, tranquil garden at the rear, featuring an unusual stone picnic area and amazing mountain views. There is also a separate slate slab patio area with seating.

Ty Golchi – separate building housing the freezer, providing secure bicycle storage with outside hose.

Additional Information

  • Welcome Pack including local produce as well as tea, coffee, sugar and milk on your arrival
  • Bed linen, hand and bath towels provided
  • Oil central heating and electricity included
  • Generous quantity of logs provided for your arrival. Further supply can be purchased at £5 per basket.
  • 2 hairdryers provided
  • Wifi available
  • Travel cot, high chair and stairgate available on request
  • Double sofa bed available for up to 2 extra guests @ £16 per night
  • No pets or smoking inside the cottage
  • Plenty of parking space
  • Other items provided include:
    • Kitchen: salt and pepper, tea, instant coffee, sugar, kitchen roll, washing up liquid/dishwasher tabs, dishcloths and/or scourers, tin foil and cling film.
    • Bathroom: liquid hand soap, shower gel and toilet rolls.
    • General cleaning products: ECOVER shower cleaner, anti-bacterial spray etc.


A beautiful haven, for us & the wildlife. Immaculate & top quality furnishings with lots of thoughtful extras & a lovely welcome tray. The master bedroom was huge & really had the wow factor with comfy bed &. quality bed linen. Wonderful bathroom with big shower & a bath perfect for soaking in, after a long walk, whilst admiring the beautiful views. Lovely friendly owners. Just perfect ! We didn't want to leave.

Mr Colin B,

OMG! OMG! OMG! What a find, stunning cottage, stunning scenery. Just a big thank you to the owners for giving us the opportunity to stay in this place. The cottage is perfection, lovely touches with the welcome pack, furniture etc. just great. Location is second to none, we walked the Torrent Walk, Cader Idris via the pony path then back by the lakes - breathtaking. One day of wind and rain; no problem, just sit in the snug and watched the birds - lovely. Will be telling family and friends. Thank you

Previous Customer,

What a beautiful cottage that provides a home away from home. There was not a single thing that we needed that was not already here. After a very long drive the milk in the fridge and shortbread etc. were a really lovely touch to find on arrival. We were really relaxed here and the bath and bed were very welcome after a long walk. Thank you for providing such a perfect holiday cottage in a beautiful location. We plan on coming back! Emily and Graham - Kent - May 2019

Previous Customer,

Ideal location - peaceful, excellent walking country on the doorstep and within very easy reach of facilities in Dolgellau.

Miss Ruth A,

Lovely house in a beautiful location - absolutely gorgeous, really peaceful. Great bedrooms and a lovely bathroom. Everything you need for a great holiday. Some beautiful walks straight out of the front door.

Ann from H,

Real thought has been put into the décor and equipment in the cottage. We really appreciated the Christmas decorations. We have stayed at Gellilwyd Fach twice now and will again. The property itself is wonderfully furnished and equipped and the owners are on hand to check one has everything one might need. One couldn't have a better location: close to the little town of Dolgellau but so peaceful. We can't recommend it highly enough.

Helen from H,

The property was beautifully furnished and equipped and tastefully renovated to maintain the period features . The owners were very helpful and provided a lovely welcome pack of local produce and a bottle of wine. Would definitely consider returning .

Mr Michael G,

Great cottage, excellent location, lovely owners, thanks.

Jacqueline from W,

First stay in this beautiful house, won't be the last. The house is perfect and the location is amazing! We came for the Rally GB but I think that next year we will stay a little bit longer. More to discover around here. See you next year.

Grégory from S,

Diolch o galon! (Thank you from the bottom of our hearts) This is such a lovely cottage in a beautiful spot, loved watching the birds and the squirrels and soaking in the atmosphere. There are so many wonderful places in this part of the world, some just a short walk from Gellilwyd Fach! Really appreciated the welcome package and the fire, and the bathroom has to be seen to be believed! I know exactly where I'll be coming back to when I come back to Wales. We loved every minute of our stay.

Previous Customer,

From the website reviews, we were looking forward to a really great cottage, but this has exceeded our expectations in every way. The cottage is delightful and so well equipped. This is undoubtedly the best cottage we have ever stayed in, due to the peaceful magnificent location, with views of mountains, but also the loving and careful attention to detail and generous provision of “extras”. We can’t wait to return!

Ruth and A,

This is our second trip here, we stayed back in March and have just booked to come again in August - we love it here. It is so peaceful and quiet which is the antithesis of where we live near Gatwick. Dolgellau is a lovely little town and the views around are wonderful. We spent our time doing really rather little apart from reading and chatting and watching the birds, thing we never have the chance to do at home. We loved the Christmas touches - the decorations and the holly. Also how the cottage has been furnished. A really super cottage - thank you. Also continue to be impressed by Best of Wales - very good customer service. We look forward to seeing the area in summer.

Couple from H