Fron Dirion

Dinas Mawddwy, Powys
Exterior of Fron Dirion, nr Dolgellau, Gwynedd
Exterior view of Fron Dirion, nr Dolgellau, Gwynedd
The sitting area at Fron Dirion, nr Dolgellau, Gwynedd
Kitchen aat Fron Dirion, nr Dolgellau, Gwynedd
The double bedroom at Fron Dirion, nr Dolgellau, Gwynedd
Twin bedroom at Fron Dirion, nr Dolgellau, Gwynedd

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Thursday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 4 What's this?
  • Reference 008009

About Fron Dirion

Tucked away on a working hill farm with bags of original features, 8 miles from Dolgellau.

Fron Dirion is a secluded 18th-century cottage located on a working hill farm. The property boasts an inglenook fireplace, stone floors an enclosed garden and superb views up the valley from the kitchen window. Once used as a base for fishing trips in the 50s and 60s, and the drawings of trout from this time are preserved on the cottage wall.

Enjoy an alfresco lunch before heading out into the beautiful countryside that surrounds Fron Dirion. The area is perfect for hikers and reassuringly secluded.

A little further afield, Cymer Abbey a ruined Cistercian abbey founded in 1198 is 10 miles from the cottage, while the nearby Mawddach Trail, based on an old railway line, is great for walkers.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer not available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine available
  • Tumble dryer available
  • Telephone not available
  • Television available
  • DVD available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Sitting/dining area with wood burning stove set in a traditional fireplace, kitchen, lobby and utility room.

  • First floor

    Two bedrooms (1 walk-through double, with 5' bed, leading to 1 twin) and bathroom with shower over bath.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Heating: Electric storage heating included. 

Parking: Space is provided for 2 cars adjacent to the cottage. 

Garden: There is an enclosed natural shingle garden to the front of the cottage and a small grassed area with seating to the rear of the cottage.

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 12pm at this cottage.

Access: The track to the cottage takes you up a steep driveway through fields, open farmland with grazing animals and 3 gates. 

Utilities: There is a fridge with ice box.

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

Telephone: The nearest payphone is on the A470, heading to Dogellau.

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

Please note: There are very steep stairs in this cottage.

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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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