The White Lodge

Ganllwyd, Gwynedd
Exterior of The White Lodge, Gwynedd
Exterior of The White Lodge, Gwynedd
Exterior of The White Lodge, Gwynedd
Views on the Dolmelynllyn Estate near The White Lodge, Gwynedd
The Gamlan river near The White Lodge, Gwynedd
Ancient woodland at Coed Ganllwyd near The White Lodge, Gwynedd
Exterior of The White Lodge, Gwynedd Exterior of The White Lodge, Gwynedd Exterior of The White Lodge, Gwynedd Views on the Dolmelynllyn Estate near The White Lodge, Gwynedd The Gamlan river near The White Lodge, Gwynedd Ancient woodland at Coed Ganllwyd near The White Lodge, Gwynedd

At-a-glance details

  • Guests 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Preferred changeover day Thursday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 0
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 008051

About The White Lodge

The lodge is near to the entrance of Dolmelynllyn Hall, a pretty cottage which 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 families 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. 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.

Why book with us?

  • Unrivalled locations
  • Exclusive access to special places
  • Award-winning customer service

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


Not accessible


  • Ground floor

    Sitting/ dining room and kitchen.

  • First floor

    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 that opens out to fields and woodland.

Location: The cottage is located near a busy A road and on a working farm.


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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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