WaysideNear Dolgellau, Snowdonia, Wales Sleeps up to 6Map of all Cottages
A characterful family holiday cottage in Snowdonia situated in a beautiful valley with stunning views. A patchwork of fields surround its secluded setting within rural Welsh countryside.
“What an unexpected haven of warmth and comfort clinging to the most picturesque valley.” Mary & Steve
A peaceful rural retreat, perfect for families, with room for the grandparents to join too.
This is plenty to do nearby whether you like hills or coast, you are in the heart of Snowdonia’s southern hill and only 30 minutes from beautiful Barmouth Beach.
Wayside, in the Dyfi valley is a tranquil place to soothe the soul, perfect for relaxation and rejuvenation and some valuable ‘me time’.
A traditional Welsh cottage with bags of character; original walls and exposed beams marry well with luxuriously comfortable beds. Inside and outside original features hold hands with modern comforts all with a considered finishing touch to make Wayside a warm and welcoming home from home.
Wayside is cherished by a family who appreciate the history of the grade 2 listed cottage yet without any compromise of the comfort or enjoyment for their guests in this unique and beautiful home.
At a glance
BEST FOR… Family escapes to peaceful Snowdonia
LOCALLY… Quiet valley views, Lake Vrwyny & Snowdonia hills
STYLE… Updated traditional cosy cottage
- Master king ensuite upstairs with separate TV room
- Double bedroom with valley views downstairs
- Stylish twin bedroom downstairs
- Main bathroom with bath and shower downstairs
- Open plan yet cosy living space
- Log burning stove in living room and full central heating
- South facing private patio with valley views, great to watch the sun set
- B&W iPod dock in living area
- Satellite TV & DVD in living room and upstairs TV room
- WIFI internet
- BBQ, table and chairs for alfresco dining
- Board games
TO MAKE LIFE EASIER
- Dishwasher and microwave
- Washer & dryer in a separate utility room
- No Security Deposit
- Absolutely! Cot & H-Chair on request
- Twin room for children
- Enclosed garden
Rustic charm beautifully finished in Snowdonia
- Open-plan yet cosy living area
- Comfy sofas with Melin Tregwynt throws & sheepskin rugs nestle around the wood-burning stove
- A well equipped kitchen designed for self-catering with dishwasher.
- Master bedroom upstairs has a king sized bed and a large en-suite shower room.
- WIFI internet and Sky TV make work and play here fun.
- The ‘TV’ hideaway room upstairs with sofa and bean bags is a great place for children to entertain themselves or parents to hideaway.
- Downstairs; stylish double and twin bedrooms, great for families with children.
- A large family bathroom downstairs with shower and bath.
- The large utility room is perfect to leave any muddy boots and wet coats after a day out. The washing machine and tumble dryer make unavoidable chores easy.
- Sheltered, private patio area with spectacular valley views
- Large table, chairs with parasol for alfresco dining.
- Adjoining, lockable barn to store your bikes / motorbikes
- There are fields and rolling hills surrounding the house.
- Explore the Snowdonia National Park, particularly Cadair Idris range and the Aran Mountains.
- Mooch in Machynlleth or Dawdle in Dolgellau, both interesting market towns with great places to eat and shop.
Things you should know
The mobile reception is poor depending on network but you can get a signal back along the lane in Dinas Mawddwy.
There is a payphone in the cottage if you need to stay in touch (the number will be in your guide so that you can let people know how to contact you).
There are wireless internet facilities at Wayside.
Pets unfortunately can’t be accepted at Wayside.
Natural beauty & market townsMap of all Cottages
- Just 4 hours from London: 210 miles and just over 2 hours from Manchester: 94.4 miles.
- Off the A470, 2 miles from Dinas Mawddwy down the Dyfi Valley.
- Wayside sits close to the River Dyfi.
Top 10 things to do from Wayside...
To give you an idea we have selected our favourite things to do whilst staying at Wayside.
Going with children? There are short walks near Wayside, child friendly restaurants and indoor activities for rainy days.
Active adults? We can include longer walks, adventure activities and great restaurants.
|If you need more ideas of how to spend your holiday time here take a look at our suggested itinerary.|
When you book, whatever your passion just let us know, we’ll find all of the information you need and include it in your personal, tailored guide sent to you before you arrive.
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King Arthur’s Labyrinth
Hidden deep beneath the mountains of Snowdonia in Mid Wales King Arthur’s Labyrinth is a series of vast underground caverns and winding tunnels…
A ‘proper’ castle historical Harlech Castle survived the longest siege in British history (1461-1468) which took place during the War of the Roses.
Visit the beach
Only 30 minutes from Wayside is the beautiful family friendly Barmouth Beach, a great day out with shops and restaurants nearby too…
There is a lot to explore at the popular tourist village of Portmerion…
The highest peak south of the Scottish Highlands, Snowdon is 1,085m high but there are plenty of opportunities for all abilities…
Easy going the Mawddach Trail follows a Victorian railway line along the estuary with stunning scenery all the way, great for walkers or cycling!
MOMA in Machynlleth is a real hidden gem for lovers of art and music… Open Monday to Saturday with constantly changing exhibitions and free admission.
The summit of Cadair Idris can be reached in a 6 mile loop from Minffordd
Narrow gauge railway
No visit to Snowdonia would be complete without a visit to a narrow gauge railway. The Talyllyn railway is one of the nearest to Wayside and spring Barn.
Fantastic Restaurant by the water
Mawddach restaurant, we think, is the best food in the area. It’s housed in a stunning building that combines traditional with contemporary design and has stunning views over the estuary and down to Cadair Idris.
For the more adventurous there is so much to do near all of our properties. From fishing and mountain biking to caving and coasteering…
Machynlleth comedy festival 2nd – 4th May
Wayside has been recognised by guests and press alike.
Here is a selection of press articles in which Wayside has been featured…
After a long drive from London it’s luxurious comfort you crave and Wayside doesn’t disappoint.
Cathy Winston described Wayside as “One of the most luxurious ways to get away from it all….Country cottage with a large helping of cosy chic.”
“We wanted to let you know that we had a lovely time at Wayside Cottage, the place was beautiful and the Sheepskin experience is definitely one we’d recommend to our friends and family!” Ben
“This is such an amazing cottage in the most wonderful location. We have loved every single minute of our stay here. There are too many highlights to mention. The rural drives, wonderful walks are just superb. Thank you so much for the warmth of your welcome”
“Apart from some of the finest walking country in Wales highlights also include; 23 Swallows perched on the powerline by the cottage one sunny morning, 4 ravens flying over the high crags about Pennant, 2 Red Kites lit up by bright sunshine as they soared above and tawny owls hooting in the darkness. A fantastic cottage, excellent walks and wonderful scenery. Thank you!”
“Thank you for making the cottage so homely and warm. There was nothing miss and we felt at home. Thank you for giving the children a ride on the quad bike! We are so upset to leave” Nueheim, Miriam, Henry & Rifky.
“A very enjoyable week. Fabulous cottage, home from home. Good weather, fantastic scenery. Great cycle ride around Lake Vrnwy. Enjoyable coastal train ride from Barmouth to Pwllheli. Many thanks”
“A delightful week was had by three generations from 15 to 92 years! Everyone is leaving happy after snuggling down in front of the fires, walking in the soft rain, all very magical. Thank you for your wonderful hospitality.”
“We had a fabulous time at Wayside this weekend. The cottage was perfect for our needs, particularly the nice big kitchen and the log fire. And of course, its setting is truly stunning. We did the first of your recommended walks (boy did we ache after that one!) and also went to Aberdovey for a walk along the beach. It was sunny all weekend!
So thank you very much from all of us, we’d certainly recommend it to our friends…” Amy
“We had a great time at Wayside, so time to think about our next break! We would like to try Lletty this time” – Ruth & Colin
“What an unexpected haven of warmth and comfort clinging to the most picturesque valley. The drive out of the village towards Wayside was itself an adventure with the tiny road climbing and twisting, and although the drive was less than 2 miles you seemed to be in the very centre of your own valley.” - Mary and Steve
We are as flexible as possible with arrival date and length of stay.
We have a minimum booking of 3 nights and, during peak holiday times, a minimum of 7 night stays.
The preferred arrival day for Wayside is Saturday.
Our calendars are up to date at the end of each working day. Do feel free to get in touch if you would like to check any dates with us or ask anything before you make your decision.
Call, email or fill out our booking form, whichever you prefer and we will be in touch to confirm all of the details with you.
Bookings are subject to availability and treated on a first come first served basis. If you want to be sure to reserve the dates you want and you’re searching outside of office hours filling out our form is the best way.
If you want to see dates for all of our cottages, please go to our availability page.
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Prices for Wayside
We’re here to take the hassle away from booking and planning your holiday.
Like life but better…
Most importantly there are no hidden extras, the price below includes everything from tea towels to bath towels, utilities of course and essential extras such as logs for the fire.
The price also includes ‘Special touches’ like your guide tailored sent to you to help you plan your holiday, sumptuous Sheepskin bathrobes and a welcome hamper.
We want you to relax and enjoy your holiday so no security deposit to worry about either. This works because our guests are like our owners they respect and appreciate beautiful places and other people’s precious homes.
Accidents do happen and if damage does occur during your stay we will ask for reasonable contribution towards the cost of repairs or replacements.
Please read our user-friendly terms and conditions for more information and which by confirming your booking you are agreeing to.
|Wayside sleeps||6 people|
|Available for short breaks year round, (minimum 3 nights) except for peak holiday times. Please get in touch to check these.|
|Outside of peak holiday times, Wayside can be made available just for two to enjoy as a special treat and at a very special rate…|
|2 person rate £||525||680||835||990||1145|
Like life but even better… if you’ve stayed with Sheepskin within the last 6 months and are booking ‘off-peak’ for 5 nights or more we will reduce the standard rate by 10% for you.
When we receive your booking form we will reserve your requested dates for 5 days and we will be in touch to confirm all the finer details with you.
If you prefer call or email:
+44 (0) 1865 764 087