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Nant Las

near Dolgellau, Gwynedd

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This small, comfortable cottage lies in a secluded woodland setting on the National Trust’s Dolmelynllyn estate within the Snowdonia National Park. A charming cottage with a quirky layout, ideal for romantic get-a-ways. Predominantly of timber construction, it was built in the nineteenth-century as an observatory, housing a telescope for nearby Dolmelynllyn Hall. The scenery is spectacular and varied, and Nant Las enjoys views across the valley to rugged hill country. Nearby, and easily accessible by footpath, is Rhaiadr Ddu, one of the most spectacular waterfalls in Wales.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen, bathroom with shower over bath, walk-through bedroom (1 double with antique brass/iron bed) with steps to dining/sitting room with multi-fuel stove, and small veranda.
Visitor notes

Heating: Electric storage heating included.

Approach to Cottage: A winding and uneven track takes you up through the woods to the cottage.

Parking: Adjacent to the cottage.

Television: A TV and DVD player are provided but there is no television reception. Guests may wish to bring their own DVDs.

Cottage details
Sleeps
2
Bedrooms
1
Let starts
Friday
Min stay
3
Dogs allowed
No
Cottage ref
008003
Acorn rating What's this?
2
Features
  • Open fire / stove
  • Romantic
  • Single storey
  • Quirky
  • Remote location
Facilities
  • Freezer
  • Television
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio

Nearby

Things to see and do nearby

Wales
Exterior, beach near Burrows Cottage,Llanmadoc,Gower,South Wales © Joe Cornish

South Wales is a land of sweeping green valleys, rugged mountains, woodland and forests and miles of coastal paths laced with heather.

The special places we look after in Pembrokeshire include the rugged landscape and views over to Ireland from St David’s Peninsula, to the nature reserve at Stackpole where otters and dragonflies nestle amongst the water reeds. Then take in the views over the Bristol Channel to Lundy and Exmoor from sun-drenched Rhossili, the highest point on the Gower peninsula.

In North Wales, the dramatic mountain scenery of Snowdonia, with its rivers, waterfalls and the Nant Gwynant valley nestled amongst the mountains and hills, draws people back again and again, while the colourful beach huts at Llanbedrog beach and grey seal-spotting at Porthor Beach are just a few of the highlights of the very special Llyn Peninsula.

Snowdonia
Llyn Idwal, with Y Garn, capped with snow, forming the skyline. © Joe Cornish

Some of the most varied landscapes of North Wales lie within Snowdonia. The peaks of Snowdon rise to over 3,000 feet above sea level and provide some of the most magnificent scenery in the region while the dramatic slopes of the Arans are less frequented and offer stunning views and tranquillity. This is a great base from which to explore beautiful Betws-y-Coed with its interesting shops; the market town of Dolgellau; spectacular Cader Idris and the majestic Mawddach estuary. Several of the cottages are situated on the Ysbyty estate which is the Trust?s largest farmed estate consisting of 51 farms, 20,000 acres and over 500 acres of woodlands. National Trust places in and around Snowdonia include Craflwyn estate, Penhryn Castle, the shop and pub at Beddgelert, Ysbyty estate, Ty Mawr Wybrant, Aberconwy House, Conwy Suspension Bridge and Bodnant Gardens. Other attractions and places of interest include Llanwrst, Cerrigydrudion, Ruthin, Bala Lake, Llandudno, Conwy, Nant Gwynant Valley, Porthmadog, Criccieth, Portmeirion, Betws-y-Coed, Llanberis, Harlech, Welsh Mountain Railway and the Welsh Slate Museum at Llanberis. Activities in the area include walking, birdwatching, fishing, canoeing, mountain biking and rock climbing.

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Activities
  • Walking
  • bird watching
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • white water rafting.
National Trust places to visit
Ty^ Mawr Wybrnant
Tŷ Mawr Wybrnant Traditional stone-built upland 16th-century farmhouse
Segontium
Segontium Remains of a Roman fort

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Lesley Davies
    • June 2015
    • UK
    Away from it all!

    The cottage lived up to the website details and while there was an issue with the heating tripping the staff were really helpful. If you are a looking for a relaxing space that is away from it all this is it, I felt comfortable, safe and chilled within hours of arriving. Just being able to walk out the door and be in the woods full of bluebells and just miles of walking was bliss.

  • Gary Walker
    • April 2015
    • Merseyside
    Made special by:

    This property sits on it's own away from other properties which we thought was perfect. Very nice welcome pack left for our stay.

  • Anonymous
    • April 2015
    • Unknown
    Lovely cottage

    The cottage was lovely and we really enjoyed our week there. Would highly recommend. It's in a great location and the cottage is cozy with everything you need for a nice stay.

  • Heather Wilson
    • December 2014
    • England
    Made special by:

    The lovely location and cute interior. The milk, drinks, cakes and flowers provided were a welcome surprise. The cottage was very clean and presentable. Directions to the cottage were very good.

  • Robert Blott
    • November 2014
    • Surrey
    Quirky!

    Positives: located on a national trust estate with wonderful woodland walks and waterfalls. Close to Snowdon, easy access to Conwy, Anglesey etc. Quirky and unusual cottage. Beautiful location. Very romantic.

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  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email cottages@nationaltrust.org.uk to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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