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- Bright, comfortable and warm cottage for 2 to 4 (plus an extra child and an infant)
- Close to mountains and beaches for a choice of holiday fun
- Situated in beautiful Dolgellau
- Convenient for shops, restaurants, cafes and pubs
- Friendly, helpful owners
Number Seven is a really gorgeous cottage in the coastal town of Dolgellau – convenient for the dramatic mountains of the Snowdonia National Park, the beautiful beaches of the Gwynedd coast, and all the shops, pubs and restaurants of this lovely conservation town. Sleeping 2 couples, plus an infant, in great comfort, Number Seven also has a delightful raised bed for a child in one of the double bedrooms.
A picturesque stoop takes you up into the cottage from ground level onto the raised lower ground floor, which comprises the spacious wood-beamed sitting-room, generously furnished with two sofas and an armchair. The wood burner is housed in a wonderful fireplace with a lintel made of the most enormous slab of Dolgellau slate. This is the room to really relax in, to kick back and enjoy the wonderful feeling of relaxation after a day in the hills or on the beach.
Downstairs, the superbly cheerful kitchen is a joy for the cook – brightly coloured appliances and well-considered equipment make the task of self-catering a relaxing pleasure. A wooden table with bench and chairs, presided over by a pretty dresser and colourful china, provides a spacious eating-area. But in summer, go out of the French doors to eat in the sheltered garden, which has a choice of table and chairs, and a pretty view across the rooftops of Dolgellau to the mountains beyond.
Upstairs, two prettily decorated bedrooms have a double bed in each; and one has a lovely raised single bed for an extra child. There is also a shower.
Things to do around Number Seven
Dolgellau makes the perfect base for all kinds of excursions, as it is situated right in the southern Snowdonia National Park, both surrounded by mountains and close to the coast. Dolgellau itself is protected, so that its lovely old buildings are very well-preserved. Number Seven is located in a quiet terraced street, but shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants (The Cross Foxes, Y Sospan, Y Meirionnydd, Penmaenuchaf, Dylanwad Da, and Bwty Mawddach) are not far away – just a short walk into the centre of town. It is so nice to wander home after an evening out, and not have to think about getting into your car. And you can arrive here by train, too, as there is a station in Barmouth and Machynlleth with bus
The Mawddach Trail is a lovely 9.5 mile (15km) walk or cycle ride along the old railway line between Dolgellau and Barmouth. There is a picturesque road along the north side of the Mawddach Estuary, too, if you want to fill up the car with buckets and spades for the golden sandy beaches of Barmouth. These beaches are great for children and surfers, but Aberdyfi (the 'Jewel in the Crown of Cardigan Bay') is the place to go for sailing, sailboarding, rowing, canoeing, fishing and boat trips. It's a pretty and thriving harbour resort, with good shops and places to eat out, too. There are myriad activities in the area - something to please everyone: anything to do with the seaside, from beaches to sailing; steam railways, tough off-road bike trails (there is a very good and reasonably-priced bike hire shop in Dolgellau) and mountain hiking or climbing. Picturesque walking trails, pony-trekking, bird watching, and golf are all on the doorstep. (Dolgellau itself has a very picturesque 9-hole golf course on the hills above the town, and Harlech boasts a championship course.) For children who want something a bit different from sand-castle building, Go Ape is a few miles away at the Coed Y Brenin mountain bike trail centre. The World Heritage site of Harlech Castle, in its dramatic setting, is the essence of this extraordinary part of the country with its ancient culture of romantic
The nitty gritty
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Changeovers are normally Mondays and Fridays. Weekends are set-priced from Friday 4pm to Monday 10.30am; so you can stay 1, 2 or 3 nights for the weekend price. Check availability and book online below, or check availability for all cottages.
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From the visitors book at Number Seven
"We had such a lovely and relaxing time in the cottage. The service was fantastic, and this was like a home away from home. All the creature comforts you could want, and so cosy! This place is amazing." C Lumley and T Roberts, Chelmsford, Essex
"What a fantastic cottage. The attention to detail is second only to Dave and Christina's hospitality! The town has everything you could possibly want, and the surrounding area is breathtaking. Needless to say that we want to return, and the children don't want to leave!" Jane, Andrew, Sarah and Harry, Wattisfield, Suffolk
"We've had a wonderful time in this lovely and cosy cottage. Done a lot of walking around the village, and found beautiful places. It's been our first time in Wales and we definitely loved it!" Jurgen, Susanne and Julia, Spraitbach, Germany
" This is the most beautiful cottage ever! Wonderful owners, lovely village and beautiful countryside around made it an amazing holiday. THANK YOU!" Lenka and Beatriz, Slovakia and Spain (living in London)