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Llanelltyd, Gwynedd

Hafod Y Fedw

The exterior of Hafod Y Fedw, Gwynedd
The exterior of Hafod Y Fedw, Gwynedd | © National Trust / Jake Turner
The cosy sitting room at Hafod y Fedw, North Wales
The kitchen at Hafod y Fedw, North Wales

Hafod y Fedw

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

The cosy sitting room at Hafod y Fedw, North Wales
The kitchen at Hafod y Fedw, North Wales
The exterior of Hafod Y Fedw, Gwynedd
The double bedroom at Hafod y Fedw, North Wales
The single bedroom at Hafod y Fedw, North Wales
The bathroom at Hafod y Fedw, North Wales
The exterior and surrounding area of Hafod y Fedw, North Wales
Haford y Fedw entrance hallway, North Wales

© National Trust / Jake Turner

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

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About Hafod y Fedw

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 Eryri (Snowdonia), a world away from the hustle of everyday life. Once you arrive at the cottage there are no other buildings in sight, perfect for star gazing on a clear night.

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 complementing 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 Eryri (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 Eryri (Snowdonia) landscape and its wildlife.

Features and facilities

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



Remote cottage, accessed by steep track. Low beams. Steep, narrow stairs. Find more information in the Accessibility questions? Please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Read our accessibility guide 


Ground floor layout

Sitting room with woodburner, kitchen and dining room.

First floor layout

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

Other floors layout

Reading room.

More information

Access: The track up to Hafod y Fedw can be steep in places, crossing through the neighbouring farmer’s land.  We politely ask if you can leave gates as you find them in order to assist the farmer with his cattle.

Hafod y Fedw is a very remote cottage, there are no other buildings in view from the cottage -so at night time it can be extremely dark.

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

Utilities/Electricals: Electricity and oil heating is provided.

Reading room: The reading room is accessed via a separate 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.

Bike storage: The large barn to the rear of the cottage is available to store bikes. 

Offers: Guests will benefit from a late Sunday checkout of 4pm at this cottage. 

Wild Escapes: Hafod y Fedw is featured in our new travel book, Wild Escapes, available to buy online or in National Trust shops. From rugged coastline to secluded woodland, it's filled with inspiration from far-reaching corners of the UK for your next adventure.

Plastic Free Yr Wyddfa: Plastic Free Yr Wyddfa is an initiative organised by Eryri National Park to protect the mountain’s sustainable future. This cottage, and all National Trust holiday cottages in the national park have been awarded silver status in this plastic-free business programme, and we are making changes to work towards gold status.