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Nant Las

near Dolgellau, Gwynedd

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This small, comfortable cottage lies in a secluded

woodland setting on the National Trust’s Dolmelynllyn

estate within the Snowdonia National Park. A charming

cottage with a quirky layout, ideal for romantic

get-a-ways. Predominantly of timber construction, it

was built in the nineteenth-century as an observatory,

housing a telescope for nearby Dolmelynllyn Hall. The

scenery is spectacular and varied, and Nant Las enjoys

views across the valley to rugged hill country. Nearby,

and easily accessible by footpath, is Rhaiadr Ddu, one of

the most spectacular waterfalls in Wales.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath, walk-through bedroom (1 double with antique brass/iron bed) with steps to dining/sitting room with multi-fuel stove, and small veranda.
Visitor notes

Heating: Electric storage heating included.

Approach to Cottage: A winding and uneven track takes you up through the woods to the cottage.

Parking: Adjacent to the cottage.

Television: A TV and DVD player are provided but there is no television reception. Guests may wish to bring their own DVDs.

Cottage details
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  • 15% Discount - Offer from 18/04/2014 to 04/05/2014 Save 15% 15% Discount
  • 20% May Discounts - Offer from 05/05/2014 to 22/05/2014 Save 20% 20% Discount
  • Open fire / stove
  • Romantic
  • Single storey
  • Quirky
  • Remote location
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio


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.

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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  • 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
Segontium Remains of a Roman fort

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Maria & Andrew
    The perfect start to our honeymoon!

    A lovely cosy, charming cottage in which to escape the hustle & bustle of normal life! We stayed for three nights (Jan 2009); enjoying the beautiful scenic surroundings and each others company, the perfect start to our honeymoon!

  • G.Bowyer
    Thank you very much

    I have a photograph of myself and my mother taken outside this cottage in about 1964/5. If you go there, please show your cultural awareness and sensitivity by trying at least to learn a few phrases of the 'language of heaven' to impress the locals. It shows you care about an endangered language and the culture it represents. Diolch yn Fawr(Thank you very much)

  • M Balzac
    Enjoy your stay

    I agree wholeheartedly with the last comment ... as a foreign visitor I think it is very important to immerse yourself in the culture and language during your stay ...but it is sad to also note that many places in Wales I have looked into are not Welsh speaking, disappointing all round ... we all need to endorse our varied and wonderfully diverse cultures wherever we hail from ... Wedi ddiwrnod da, enjoy your stay

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Prices include:

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

Special offers

  • 15% Discount - Offer from 18/04/2014 to 04/05/2014 Save 15% 15% Discount
  • 20% May Discounts - Offer from 05/05/2014 to 22/05/2014 Save 20% 20% Discount

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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
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