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The Cottage
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31 reviews
The Cottage
The Lounge
The park starts at the end of the garden
The Kitchen
Master Bedroom
Second Bedroom
A real fire
The Cottage and Garden
Mallwyd Village
River Dyfi (Dovey) @ mallwyd
Autumn in Mallwyd
Mallwyds surrounding countryside
The Dovey Valley
The Pier @ Aberdovey
St Tydecho @ Mallwyd
The Dining Room
Christmas in Mallwyd
The village of Mallwyd (mid left of photo)
Mount Cader Idris
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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Dolgellau, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales
'Frondeg' (Pretty Hill) is a delightful 17th century, traditional stone, former blacksmith's cottage in the centre of the tiny hamlet of Mallwyd famous for it's 14th century church and the home of the 'Gwylliad Cochion Mawddwy' (the Red Bandits of Mawddwy), a bunch of red haired Highwaymen from the 16th century. NOW WITH WI-FI

Mallwyd is situated in the famous Snowdonia National Park and lies half way between the market towns of Dolgellau (9 miles) and Machynleth (10 miles). The cottage has recently been re-furbished but has kept it's original features such as it's oak beams and stone fireplace with a wood burning stove.

The cottage has two bedrooms one of which is accessed through the other making it ideal for families, There is a large double bed in the main bedroom and bunk beds (single on top, doubl...
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About the Owner, Geoff B
Languages spoken: Norwegian, English
Response Rate: 100 %
Response Time: Within a few hours
Calendar Updated: Today
Listed since : Sep 2010
Overall rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Based on 31 reviews and 1 property
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Very good - based on 31 reviews
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
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Reviewed 30 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

The cottage was easy to find, just along from the Brigands Inn (great for a drink or bite to eat). Please note that the layby parking is next to the main road, so you can't miss it! There were several other cars parked but no issue with finding a space. The cottage is nice and cozy with a lovely wood...

Great Wyrley, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 16 October 2017 for a stay in October 2017

Just had 5days in this beautifull cottage.beautifully kept cottage has every think you need for a lovely holiday.lovely and clean.cannot wait to go back next year. Thank you Elizabeth and Geoff for a wonder full holiday xx

Maxim F
Greenford, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 4 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Our family of 4 stayed a week in this period cottage. It is quite nice and cosy (though I would prefer a bit higher ceiling ;) ). The shower was a bit blocked, but fine. That was the only minor issue. The location is very good, though a bit distant from major attractions such as Snowdon mountain, so you need...

  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bunk Beds:(1)
  • Cable/satellite TV
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Shower Rooms (1)
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Shower
    1 Full
    1 Bunk
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Dates Min stay Weeknight Weekend night Per week Per month
Default 3 nights
19 Feb 2018 -
22 Mar 2018
February Half Term & Spring
3 nights
23 Mar 2018 -
9 Apr 2018
3 nights
10 Apr 2018 -
24 May 2018
3 nights
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Please note: rates may have been converted from the original local currency to Canadian Dollars and are approximate rates that may change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Please contact the manager to confirm actual rates for your requested dates.
  • Damage Deposit: $95 / stay - Deposit
Additional Rate and Availability Information
We will supply free of charge a basket of wood & coal to start you off.

Towels and bed linen provided

We can except payment by cheque, bank transfer or Pay Pal (3% surcharge).

Friendly pets at £17.50 each

Short breaks Friday to Monday or Monday to Friday are offered at 70% of weekly rate.
Call owner to discuss on 07970 835216
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About the neighbourhood
Machynlleth also boasts a fully equipped leisure centre the “Bro Dyfi” with a swimming pool and cafe. Good shopping and a market on Wednesday are also found in “Mac”.

The tranquil coastal town of Aberdovey is 9 miles west of Machynlleth whilst farther south the seaside towns of Aberystwyth, Aberaeron and New Quay are but a short drive away.

There are many nature reserves in this part of the Cardigeon area.

The Cambrian coastal road from Aberdovey, through Tywyn and up to Dolgellau should not be missed as is the Tal-y-Llin road from Tywyn. Don't forget your camera.

In Dolgellau you will find shops and pubs, cafes and restaurants,, try the coffee and cakes at the internet cafe in Parliament House found in a former hardware store.

Some of the areas best walks and cycle paths are foun...
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How to get there
Railway: Machynlleth: 16.0 km
The village of Mallwyd is situated at the point where the A458 from Welshpool meets the A470 from Dolgellau and Machynlleth. Frondeg is found on the A470 on the road to Machynlleth. Park in the lay-by by the Brigands Inn and walk up the path adjacent to the telephone box. At the end of the short path you will find Frondeg directly facing you. There is a sign by the door.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 32.0 km.
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