Isfryn Holiday Cottage in Dolgellau


The best thing about Isfryn cottage?  Being in the heart of Dolgellau a short walk from pubs, cafes and shops…

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This characterful self catering holiday cottage in Wales is in the heart of Dolgellau, in Snowdonia National Park, North Wales. Unlike the rest of Graig Wen’s holiday accommodation, Isfryn Cottage is in town, close to the many places to eat, drink and shop in historic Dolgellau.
The little stone cottage sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms. It has been stylishly refurbished with a sparkling new bathroom and kitchen. Located in a peaceful and unspoilt area of Snowdonia National Park, making this Snowdonia holiday cottage convenient, comfortable town base for couples, friends or a small family.
Dolgellau (pronounced a little like “Dol-geth-lie”) is a traditional Welsh market town. Our holiday cottage Dolgellau is just off the main square in a quiet courtyard. You are just a few steps away from cafes, excellent restaurants and welcoming pubs. There are many walks from your door into the spectacular mountain landscape of Cader Idris or the scenic Mawddach Estuary Trail. The beaches of Fairbourne and Barmouth are a short drive away.  Our other glamping, camping and holiday cottage accommodation at Graig Wen is 5 miles away if you’re planning to join friends or family staying on site.
Isfryn (pronounced “Is-vrin”) Cottage in Dolgellau is managed by John and Sarah from Graig Wen and owned by John’s Dad Peter, a retired art and craft teacher. You’ll see some of the attractive ceramics Peter made on the colourful Welsh dresser and around the house.
The Victorian cottage is cosy and compact with colourful vintage touches, period features and a new kitchen and bathroom. Walk in through a small room with a dining table and chairs. Make yourself at home in a comfortable arm chair and plan your days out with the local maps provided. There is central heating for instant warmth in every room.To the right is a snug lounge with a sofa and easy chair. If you’re not popping into town to eat out, the large digital TV means you can relax after a day exploring and log into your Netflix or the i-Player. There’s good WiFi too if you need to stay connected.
The modern kitchen is well equipped with a dishwasher, fridge, full sized oven with electric hob, washing machine and tumble dryer. There’s also a microwave, a cafetière and food mixer. Whether you’re preparing a lazy breakfast, picnic lunch or special meal you’ll find all the cooking utensils you need. The bathroom is on the ground floor with a bath and overhead rain shower.
A steep and narrow flight of stairs leads to 2 bedrooms. The double bedroom has a bay window looking across the slate rooftops of Dolgellau to the surrounding hills. The double bed has a deep mattress and crisp cotton bed linen. There are upcycled bedside tables and lights on each side of the bed. The second bedroom has one single bed and plenty of storage space. The large window looks across Listed stone buildings opposite and fills the room with plenty of light, making this the perfect self catering Dolgellau option!
Who is Isfryn Cottage suitable for?
Couples, friends or families with one child who wish to be in the heart of Dolgellau. Guests with children should note there is a door but no stair gate between the bedrooms and the steep stairs. People with mobility issues may find these stairs between the bedrooms and downstairs bathroom challenging. There are 11 steps and the stairs have a bit of a twist at the bottom. There is a hand rail. For this reason we do not recommend the cottage for families with toddlers or those who find stairs a challenge.There’s a stone seat outside the front door to enjoy watching the world go by, but no outdoor space, which is why we regret this cottage is not dog friendly. Dogs are very welcome at all our other holiday accommodation on site at Graig Wen where there is lots of outdoor space.
Features At A Glance


    • quiet town location in Dolgellau close to shops, pubs and cafes
    • two bedrooms: one with a double bed and one with a single bed
    • good wifi and mobile phone reception
    • downstairs bathroom with bath and overhead shower.  Hairdryer provided.
    • modern kitchen with cooker and hob, microwave, washing machine, tumble drier, fridge/freezer
    • bed linen and towels provided and requested beds made up for arrival
    • no outdoor space so sorry no dogs
    • available from Fridays for week long bookings
    • Short breaks available in low season
    • digital guest welcome guide emailed to all bookers with our tips on the best places to eat out, favourite walks, local shops, attractions etc.
Parking and car-free holidays
Although there is a narrow parking space by the cottage, it is only suitable for one small vehicle. You may find it easier to drop your luggage at the cottage and then park further up the road where there are usually spaces for free on street parking.
For car-free holidays the nearest train station is 9 miles away at Morfa Mawddach from where you can pre-order a cab or time it right for the occasional bus to Dolgellau.

Isfryn Cottage, Dolgellau Calendar

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4 Star Grading Visit Wales

I’ve travelled to many parts of wales and this has to be my favourite part, nestled in a small town with all the amenities one would want, though you still feel like you’ve escaped the world! Just in your door step you have every a walker would want from breathtaking mountain views to beautiful coasts!


Lovely cottage, super beds, kitchen and bathroom. Walking distance to village shops and large supermarket. Wonderful furnishings. Spectacular hiking on Cader Idris from the door.


You will love it, it’s stylish inside, cosy and got everything you need. Easy walk into the village and lots of info about where to eat and shop which is really useful. Thanks for a lovely stay – we would definitely stay again.


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