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Fron Dirion

nr Dolgellau, Gwynedd

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Fron Dirion is a secluded 18th-century cottage which is located on a working hill farm. The cottage is within a 10 minute walk of Braich Melyn cottage (see below) and has vehicle access along a gated un-metalled track through fields. There is an enclosed garden and superb views up the valley from the kitchen window. The cottage was once used as a base for fishing trips in the 50s and 60s and a drawing of a trout can be seen on the wall as you enter the cottage.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
sitting/dining area with wood burning stove set in a traditional fireplace, kitchen and utility.
First floor
two bedrooms (1 walk-through double, with 5' bed, leading to 1 twin) and bathroom with shower over bath.
Visitor notes

electric storage heating included.

The track to the cottage takes you uphill through fields and 3 gates. On arrival at the cottage there are spectacular views down the valley and parking for 2 cars adjacent to the cottage.

There are very steep stairs in this cottage.

A television and DVD player are provided but please note there is no television reception. Guests may wish to bring DVDs.

A 10% discount applies when booked with Braich Melyn (ref 008010)

Cottage details
Sleeps
4
Bedrooms
2
Let starts
Thursday
Min stay
3
Dogs allowed
No
Cottage ref
008009
Acorn rating What's this?
3
Features
  • Open fire / stove
  • Romantic
  • Remote location
Facilities
  • Cot
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

North Wales
View to Braich-y-Pwll headland, with Bardsey Island in the distance, from the summit of Mynydd Anelog with characteristic gorse and heather vegetation, and ancient field patterns beyond, on the Llyn Peninsula, North Wales. © Joe Cornish

Renowned for the dramatic mountain scenery of Snowdonia with its lakes and rock-strewn mountain passes, North Wales also offers a surprisingly varied countryside, from the beautiful Conwy Valley to the tranquillity of the Isle of Anglesey. The coastline is equally diverse, with sandy beaches, rocky coves and spectacular cliffs - and standing proudly over the land and seascape are some of the country's mightiest castles such as Penrhyn. The National Trust owns some 60,000 acres of coast and countryside in North Wales, including some of the majestic mountains of Snowdonia, unspoilt coastline on the Llyn, and an array of historic houses and castles.

Snowdonia
Llyn Idwal, with Y Garn, capped with snow, forming the skyline. © Joe Cornish

Some of the most varied landscapes of North Wales lie within Snowdonia. The peaks of Snowdon rise to over 3,000 feet above sea level and provide some of the most magnificent scenery in the region while the dramatic slopes of the Arans are less frequented and offer stunning views and tranquillity. This is a great base from which to explore beautiful Betws-y-Coed with its interesting shops; the market town of Dolgellau; spectacular Cader Idris and the majestic Mawddach estuary. Several of the cottages are situated on the Ysbyty estate which is the Trust?s largest farmed estate consisting of 51 farms, 20,000 acres and over 500 acres of woodlands. National Trust places in and around Snowdonia include Craflwyn estate, Penhryn Castle, the shop and pub at Beddgelert, Ysbyty estate, Ty Mawr Wybrant, Aberconwy House, Conwy Suspension Bridge and Bodnant Gardens. Other attractions and places of interest include Llanwrst, Cerrigydrudion, Ruthin, Bala Lake, Llandudno, Conwy, Nant Gwynant Valley, Porthmadog, Criccieth, Portmeirion, Betws-y-Coed, Llanberis, Harlech, Welsh Mountain Railway and the Welsh Slate Museum at Llanberis. Activities in the area include walking, birdwatching, fishing, canoeing, mountain biking and rock climbing.

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Activities
  • Walking
  • bird watching
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • white water rafting.
National Trust places to visit
Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant
Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant Traditional stone-built upland 16th-century farmhouse
Powis Castle and Garden
Powis Castle and Garden Medieval castle rising dramatically above the celebrated garden

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Alan Gareth Davies
    • November 2013
    • UK
    Remote location

    I am so grateful for all the effort that goes into the upkeep of cottages. The personal little touches and added pieces here and there really do a make huge difference! The location was very remote and cottage old so I thought it might feel unwelcoming or scary arriving alone but it felt really homely as soon as you arrive. Arriving at night for the first time should be advised against though as the entry drive was not obvious...not that you want it to be though as the remoteness is a large part of the charm.

  • Janet Pickering
    • August 2013
    • Wiltshire
    Lovely

    Amazing position in the hills and lovely approach along the lane and farm track.

  • Mr Richards
    • July 2013
    • UK
    Isolation

    Great location and isolation. Very comfortable cottage.

  • Sue Eyre
    The setting and views from this cottage are peaceful

    The setting and views from this cottage are peaceful and inspiring. The accomodation is very well kept and comfortable and Fron Dirion is a great base to explore North Wales including the beaches,mountains and Powis Castle. We will definately return.

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  • VAT at the current rate
  • Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)

Supplements
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  • A non-refundable £10 charge is not included, and will be added to the total price of your holiday to cover the cost of accidental breakages
  • Unfortunately we cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk to enquire about future cottage bookings and reservations.
  • As part of the annual pricing review of all its cottages the National Trust reserves the right to move individual cottages up or down the price bands and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for certain cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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