Bryn Adda

Dolgellau, Gwynedd
Self-catering


A fine old house full of character, with smart inviting bedrooms spread over 2 floors and a games room in the barn. Perfect for a party

Bed

12 beds

Bedroom

8 bedrooms

Sleeps

Sleeps 16

The
Experience

High up on private land, down the driveway, through the natural garden, and there it is, Bryn Adda – a rambing 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. 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!

Essentials

  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair

Nearby

  • Pub within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles

Activities

  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

Information
& pricing

Booking information

Check in
From 4pm
Check out
10.30am
Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 4 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. 7 nights in high season. Short breaks available.
Closed
Rarely.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Dogs

Advice on walks and 7 acres of garden to play in.

Secure garden including woodland, within even bigger wild space. Dogs not allowed to chase sheep.

Pricing

Nightly price
from £180
Weekly price
from £1260
1 House for 16
From £18012 beds8 bedrooms

Reviews

We had a wonderful weekend at Bryn Adda. The house is absolutely gorgeous; we especially loved the sumptuous furnishings and comfortable beds. It is also very well equipped in every respect and the welcome pack much appreciated. Thanks for a lovely weekend. It is very generous of the owner to let us share her beautiful house which is full of so many precious things.

Ann

The whole, extended family had an excellent time exploring the house, the surroundings and the brilliant walks directly from the house. All very comfortable with a dining room big enough to feed 22 people at once. Great.

Paul

We needed to find a place in my beloved Wales to spend a week celebrating my 70th with our twelve very best friends from all over the World. We selected Bryn Adda after a 5-day tour of Wales - and were NOT disappointed. The very best place possible - and ideal for the purpose. Bryn Adda is absolutely an experience of a lifetime. No one wanted to leave after a week - and they are now asking "can we go back there for your 80th?"!

Josh

We stayed at Bryn Adda for a week over Easter for a family celebration. Our party was 15 people ranging from 3 to 70 and there was something for everyone. The grounds are fantastic and my two children spend most of their time outdoors climbing trees, making dens, playing games in the large garden, and the adults had some great evenings around the fire pit at night, stargazing and cooking pizza in the outdoor wood burning oven. Easy access to walks and cycle trails, and the scenery was fantastic. Celebrating my mums 70th birthday with all the family, she said there was nowhere she's rather be.

Jill

Exquiste place. We felt privileged to be able to be here over Christmas. The house is warm and cosy, and has a feeling of timeless beauty. Lots of space for our group of 16, we never felt cramped, just codddled and spoiled to be in the midst of such comfort and beautiful surroundings. All I can do is plot to come back as soon as possible. We had a larger group with ages from 85 to 6 and we all felt happy here. The photos on the Sawday website do not do BrynAdda justice

Susan

Wonderful house and gardens. Plenty of space to suit all ages. Would certainly recommend. My family and I have been for the past consecutive 4 years so we can speak from experience!!!

Miranda, Nantwich

This lovely house is the perfect place to celebrate a birthday or just for a family get together. Fabulous dining room with its huge table. Great cake there for us when we arrived. The bedrooms are lovely and very comfortable. Everywhere clean and tidy. The BBQ/Oven is brilliant - we used this even though it was raining. The following day we had lunch outside at the long bench table next to the BBQ. There is also a firepit nearby. We had a lovely time exploring the woods and garden too. Sarah is a great communicator and kept us well informed, thank you Sarah!

Val, Weymouth

Brilliant house for our walking group of 13, with a well equipped kitchen, lovely bedrooms with comfy beds and plenty of space to relax. We spent most of our time outside, either sitting in the gardens in the sunshine or eating and drinking by the fire pit and oven watching the stars come out.

Nicki, Stockport

Absolutely stunning house & grounds. Well equipped and spacious. Lots of lovely touches. Disabled annex is great once in, getting in and out is a bit of a problem but the house itself is so beautifull. Had an amazing stay with some lovely memories. Will definatly return.

Jean, Tamworth

Arranged for a surprise 40th Birthday the team at Bryn Adda went out of their way to help. We even had a Cake baked for us on arrival! The house was very clean and amazing, the grounds were lovely and well kept, we spent every night outside with fires and marshmallows! We had 12 people in our group and there was plenty of room with a couple of rooms left unused! Plenty of parking, plenty of room in the house and even a separate Sauna and Games building!

Tony

We (five couples) thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Bryn Adda. The house is lovely - clean, spacious and character-full - and the grounds absolutely gorgeous. The rhododendrons were in full bloom and provided a glorious backdrop, whether seen through one of the windows looking out at the garden or closer from a garden chair. The lemon cake that greeted us on our arrival was heavenly.

Liz, Oxford

We had an absolutely fantastic weekend at Bryn Adda. The house and its setting is stunning with very comfortable accommodation for all. Everything about it was exactly as described on the website if not better. We had a couple of great meals with all 14 of us round the table in the dining room and finished with a barbecue on the Sunday. The weather could not have been better either. The purpose of the weekend was for the family to be together to celebrate Mum & Dad’s 60th wedding anniversary and they enjoyed it so much that they are still talking about it to the wider family and their friends.

Martin, Stockport

We stayed a Bryn Adda for a week to celebrate my mothers 60th birthday, we were welcomed with a beautiful cake and welcome pack. The whole house is very well maintained with lovely facilities and a very homely feel. Could not recommend staying at this house enough, perfect place to spend time with the family for any occasion. I have recommended this to family and friends and we are planning a return visit next year.

Jodie

We stay regularly at Bryn Adda and it is not hard to see why; this is a magical, mystical place. There is plenty of space for our 3 families and plenty to entertain the kids... beaches, scenic walks, fishing - all within a stone's throw. Then back on the estate we like to build fires on the outdoor fireplace, make pizzas in the bread oven, play charades in the sauna and watch late-night movies in the cinema room... it has everything you could possibly need. Ruth always provides fantastic support and service and I do not doubt that we'll return again and again! BPA, Sheffield.

Ben

Seriously blown away by the quality of accommodation on offer. Very comfortable beds, lovely thick towels provided and a fully equipped kitchen. A massive wood pile is on hand to satisfy your fire-lust - whether for sauna, outdoor oven or the inside fire and woodburning stove. Local beaches are quiet and unspoilt, and the scenery is stunning. Book this place now!

Ben

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Location

The neighbourhood

Local points of interest 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.
  • It is just 15 minutes to the foot of Cader Idris mountain for natural beauty, a beautiful walk and dramatic views.
  • 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.