The White LodgeGanllwyd, Gwynedd
- Guests 4
- Bedrooms 2
- Preferred changeover day Thursday
- Minimum stay 3 nights
- Number of dogs welcome 1
- Acorn rating 3 What's this?
- Reference 008051
About The White LodgeOne of the two lodges at the entrance to Dolmelynllyn Hall, this pretty cottage is the perfect bolthole for exploring south Snowdonia.
Sitting just off the main road, this beautifully converted 19th-century cottage is a quirky riot of architectural styles on the outside with its arched windows and timber framing and stylish contemporary design inside. Close to Dolgellau and the slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, the lodge is perfect for couples exploring the incredible landscape of southern Snowdonia.
Although the exterior of The White Lodge is pretty much a sampler of architectural styles, as you make your way indoors, you’ll find a fresh modern interior which still manages to pay homage to its 19th-century roots, combining a mix of floral fabrics and greenery in muted tones. On the ground floor, step through the front door into the living/dining room which leads through to the kitchen. You’ll then find a back door leading onto the roof terrace conveniently found next to the kitchen with outdoor seating that you’ll love if you’re planning on alfresco lunches, dinners or perhaps lazy breakfasts. From the terrace stone steps take you on to the lawned garden with open fields and woodland beyond. Back indoors, head up the stairs to discover both bedrooms (a master and a twin) and the bathroom.
Staying at the White Lodge means you’re on the doorstep of the Coed-y-Brenin Forest Park, with all sorts of activities perfect for action lovers to try including mountain biking, walking, running, geocaching and orienteering, so it’s great for families or groups of friends. 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. You could also 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.
You’ll find southern Snowdonia with its unspoilt mountains steeped in history and the 58,000 acres of land that the National Trust looks after is all on your doorstep waiting to be discovered. 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.
Availability & book
- Selected dates
- Changeover day
Features and facilities
- Cot & high chair not available
- Microwave available
- Fridge available
- Freezer not available
- Dishwasher available
- Washing machine available
- Tumble dryer available
- Telephone not available
- Television available
- DVD available
- WiFi* not available
- Open fire / wood burner not available
- Garden available
- BBQ not available
Sitting/ dining room and kitchen.
Master bedroom, twin bedroom 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.
Garden: There is a roof terrace adjacent to the kitchen with outdoor seating and steps leading down into a medium sized, lawned garden with wire fencing between the garden and open fields and woodland.
Location: The cottage is located near a busy A road and on a working farm.