At-a-glance details

  • Guests 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Saturday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 008046

About Hafod y Fedw

Get away from it all in this traditional Welsh countryside cottage in the wilds of Snowdonia.

This charming 17th-century cottage with its low beams, narrow staircase and flagstone flooring is as picture perfect as you’d imagine, nestling into an open field in the slopes of Snowdonia, a world away from the hustle of everyday life.

The hallway opens to the living room on your left with its cosy woodburner in the inglenook fireplace for cooler nights. Then the dining room is on your right of the hallway and you’ll see the kitchen straight ahead. The staircase then heads up to the bedrooms a master and a twin, with a bathroom that has a shower over the bath. You’ll find another staircase which goes up to the reading room with fabulous views all around. The contemporary styling throughout is inspired by the fabrics of Welsh woollen mills with hints of purple complimenting the outside, distant mountains. The cottage sits in an open field with walks on your doorstep to explore the outdoors.

The market town of Dolgellau, with its narrow streets and range of pubs, supermarkets and shops is around 4 miles from the cottage with a history steeped in the woollen industry. Action lovers will enjoy being so close to the Coed y Brenin Mountain Bike Centre too, or head into the Blaenau Ffestiniog for the rugged slate tracks. Wildlife and nature lovers will appreciate the ancient oak woodland at Dolmelynllyn which is home to recently re-introduced pine martens, spotted polecat and fallow deer, as well being a European hotspot for lichens.

When you stay at the cottage, then southern Snowdonia with its unspoilt mountains steeped in history and the 58,000 acres of land that the National Trust looks after is on your doorstep to explore. You’re also close to the coast with the sandy beach at Barmouth if you fancy a paddle or watching the sun set over Cardigan Bay. If beaches aren’t your thing, then slate mines and a variety of restored railway lines pepper the landscape. The fantasy town of Portmeirion is also worth a trip out, or the world-class gardens at Bodnant. When you stay with us, the funds from your holiday go towards caring for special landscapes and places, like the Snowdonia landscape and its wildlife.

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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer not available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer not 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 room with woodburner, kitchen and dining room.

  • First floor

    Double bedroom, twin bedroom and bathroom with shower over bath.

  • Other floor(s)

    Reading room.

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.

Due to the ago of the building, there are some low beams on the first floor and the staircase is steep and narrow.

Utilities/Electricals: Electricity and wall panel heating is provided by a diesel generator and solar panels.

Reading room: The reading room is accessed via a seperate staircase. It is not interlinked with the rest of the first floor.

Garden: The cottage is situated in a large, open field. There is an outdoor seating area and a barn, which can be used for bike storage.


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About the Acorn rating

To help find the best cottage for you, we have created our own quality rating system for our holiday cottages called the Acorn rating. Ranging from 1-5 Acorns, the rating gives you an indication of a property’s facilities, fixtures and fittings, with five being the highest quality level. The Acorn rating is not connected to any other industry rating system that may be used for holiday cottages and is only to be used as a guide that covers location, style of interior and the facilities you may be looking for. We do not set our cottage pricing based on the Acorn rating we have given a cottage as all our cottages are of an individual nature. Therefore, we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice. In addition, some of our cottages are curated to be sympathetic to their time period. This means that they might not have all of the aspects of modern living, but impress in so many other ways.

1 Acorn: simple living accommodation with basic furniture and fixtures fit for purpose and clean. Running water and a toilet are provided. There could be some limitations to heating and washing facilities – details of these will be stated clearly on the cottage's webpage. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied with a few exceptions, which are again clearly stated). Facilities for basic catering and living are provided. In general, a 1 Acorn cottage does not have WiFi.

2 Acorn: a mid-quality range of furniture and fittings. Bathroom facilities are basic or there may be a high number of guests to bathroom ratio depending on the size of the cottage. Very few 2 Acorn cottages have WiFi and the kitchen white goods and washing facilities are basic. Bedding, linen and towels are supplied in all 2-5 Acorn cottages.

3 Acorn: a good, standard offer. Generally it is correctly proportioned for the number of guests but could have a few compromises, for example a small kitchen, or a lower bathroom to guest ratio. The variety of white goods available will be better than a 2 Acorn cottage.

4 Acorn: these cottages have more premium furniture, fittings and lighting. Additionally the ratio of bathrooms to guests is likely to be higher, and the bathrooms would be more likely to have separate and spacious showers instead of showers over baths.

5 Acorn: a luxury accommodation offer with very few limiting factors. This is the highest offer available. It is well-equipped and has spacious facilities throughout the cottage or is set within an extraordinary location or building. The furniture is of a high standard, and has real comfort for modern living.

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