Wales, United Kingdom
High up on private land, down the driveway, through the natural garden, and there it is, Bryn Adda – a rambling L-shaped stone building that dates from the 16th century. It's a fine house in anyone's book. Landscaped gardens drop away in all directions and you can walk to Dolgellau. Find a warren of little stairways and landings in the old part, larger rooms in the new and a low-ceilinged farmhouse kitchen right in the middle, with Belfast sinks and a big old Aga, and a stunning welcome hamper. You get a dining room for 18, two sitting rooms opening to terraces – one big and sunny, with a dog-dozy fire and an old-fashioned charm, the other with nut-brown sofas and gleaming parquet floor. There's a bedroom on the ground floor and seven more above, all comfy, all delightful, with various modern takes on traditional design. Bathrooms are new with a retro feel; antiques, pictures and books abound. Play hide-and-seek in the rhododendrons, table tennis in the barns, surf at Barmouth, hike in the forest, fish on their own stretch of river. Return to a blissful sauna – and toast your good fortune!
- Wheelchair access
- At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible.
- Limited mobility
- At least one bedroom & bathroom accessible without steps.
- Children welcome
- Kids of all ages can stay.
- Wireless internet access available.
- Public transport
- Within 10 miles of a bus/train station.
Open fire / woodburner
Cooked meals available
Shop within 3 miles
Little gems of local knowledge from Ruth Tudor:
- Just over seven miles and fifteen minutes away – Fairbourne beach has 2 magical miles of sand. Take a ride on the coastal Fairbourne Railway, the smallest of Wales’ narrow gauge railways) with a ferry link to Barmouth !
- The Mawddach Trail is literally a few minutes away. Run, walk or cycle along the disused railway line 9.5 (15 km) to Barmouth. Follow the estuary’s ebb and flow. Where else takes in 2 RSPB sites and Cader Idris; pretty impressive at 893meters/2930ft !
- Imagine a small market town with quirky streets, 200 listed buildings, a weekly livestock and country market, small shops, a tourist information centre and Quaker museum – it’s all here in Dolgellau, 2 miles and five minutes away from Brynadda.
- Away from home – convenience is key. An ‘honesty’ freezer packed with home reared meat is the answer to a special meal in. (Try spicing it up with some from the quality selection already in the kitchen?).
- Morning coffee, lunch or dinner out? T.H. Roberts in Dolgellau, Plas Penmaenuchaf, Bwyty Mawddach restaurant, Dylanwad Da, Y Meirionnydd
- A steamy, wood-fired sauna complete with shower and relaxation area provides the perfect health and relaxation option for guests.
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- 1 House for 16
Short breaks & discounts for reduced occupancy available.