The Llanfendigaid Estate: Dove Cottage

Rhoslefain, Tywyn, Gwynedd
+44 (0)7595 896703
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£123 - £188
per night
£861 - £1316
per week

A pretty upside-down cottage, formerly a dovecote, lovingly restored with sustainability the focus


3 beds


2 bedrooms


Sleeps 4

Children welcome
Pets welcome
Babies welcome

£123 - £188 per night

£861 - £1316 per week

The Experience

Up to the first floor for a spacious open-plan living, cooking and dining area with vaulted roof, wood-burner, soft sofas and cushions, plus good books and games – a lovely convivial spot for dining, reading, talking or watching a film together, without the cook feeling left out. Well-chosen pictures, pretty fabrics and ‘objets’ collected over time from antiques shops in Wales cast a homely light on it all.

Downstairs are a cosy double and twin, with sumptuous beds and linen and handmade cushions and curtains. The family bathroom is gorgeous with both bath and a walk-in shower. To the front you have a small gravel garden encircled by picket fencing, a cast iron table and chairs and a barbecue. This faces west for magical sunsets listening to birds, waiting for stars to appear.

Across the lane is the shared indoor heated pool (open from 7am till 9pm) and outdoor table tennis. There are three acres to roam and the Wales Coastal Path to join for stunning walks.

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We think you'll love

  • Feeling like you’re in an immaculately curated period set
  • Being near to fabulous sandy beaches and craggy mountains
  • Splashing about (or doing serious lengths) in the indoor heated pool
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You should know

  • There's no phone signal but the internet is good
  • The front garden is overlooked by other estate guests passing by
  • Tywyn and Aberdovey (both a 10-15-minute drive) have shops, restaurants and pubs, but it’s a 30-minute drive to a major town


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


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


Nightly price
from £123
Weekly price
from £861
1 Cottage for 4
From £1233 beds2 bedrooms


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Minimum stay: 3 nights.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.


Climb the stairs and discover a fabulous open-plan living space with vaulted ceilings, a wood-burner centre stage and super soft sofas that invite you to sink onto them with a good book. The immaculate family bathroom is another treat. Beaches and mountains are all within easy reach and you have 3-acres on your doorstep to roam: find the secret bench at sunset to watch the sun dip into the sea.

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The neighbourhood

On the western edge of Snowdonia National Park overlooking Cardigan Bay and with Cadair Idris nearby. The truly beautiful Dysynni Valley runs inland a few miles away and has the ruins of Castell y Bere to visit plus craggy Bird's Rock to climb (30 minutes to the top.) The coastal town of Aberdovey is a short drive for a good pub, the Penhelig Arms. Walk 10 mins to catch the train to Harlech.

Local points of interest from Lisa Kay

  • The Secret Garden - Come on a very special treasure hunt, and find The Secret Garden in Tywyn! Right next to the Magic Lantern Cinema, enjoy cocktails, mocktails and cinema snacks in a very special location.
  • Dolgoch Falls Waterfall Walk - Dolgoch Falls are a series of three impressive waterfalls forming part of the Nant Dol-Góch stream, a source for the River Fathew, and can be reached via a short walk. There are a number of caves and tunnels which you can explore on the route up.
  • The Talyllyn Railway - The Talyllyn Railway is the worlds first preserved railway, and a must-have place to visit on your trip to Tywyn. Originally built in 1866 for carrying slate from Abergynolwyn to Tywyn, it runs for 7.25 miles through beautiful and unspoilt countryside.
  • Aberdfyi - Is just a 15 minute drive, beautiful white sand beach, lots of water activities, great fish and chips and the best ice cream shop around!
  • Castell y Bere - It may be remote, but Castell y Bere a magnet for all castle lovers. Strung along a jagged rocky outcrop in the Dysynni Valley at the foot of the mighty Cader Idris, Castell y Bere is especially good at evoking the spirit and atmosphere of Wales’s native castles.
  • Cadair Idris - Cadair Idris is one of Wales’s most iconic mountains, standing around 893m in height, and situated in Southern Snowdonia, overlooking Dolgellau.


Lisa Kay

Lisa and Gareth were looking for a project in the area so that they had a reason to return – Gareth's father lived in Tywyn just down the road, a place which held many childhood memories with his Nain Blod. They are passionate about the environment so have modernised Llanfendigaid in a sensitive way to restore the magic of the place whilst taking every consideration to care for and protect the planet. Local resident Emma is on hand and will meet you.