Ty Trol

  • Dolgellau Self Catering Cottage
  • Sleeps 2 to 4, 2 bedrooms
  • £300 to £450 per week

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Ty Trol (Welsh for cart house) has been converted into a beautiful and comfortable self catering cottage. In an exceptionally tranquil location 3 miles from Dolgellau, it provides an excellent base for walking, fishing, cycling, painting, writing, and is close to the the market towns of Bala and Machynlleth and the seaside town of Barmouth.

The cottage is in close walking distance to the Cross Foxes hotel, public house and restaurant. The Cross Foxes is very welcoming, with log fires, real ale, fine wines and a great menu.

Local attractions include Bala Lake, Cader Idris, Rhinogs and the Aran Mountains, the Mawddach Estuary, Barmouth, the Centre for Alternative Technology, Coed Y Brenin Visitors Centre, Portmeirion, Meirion Woollen Mill, Cregennan Lakes, Tal Y Llyn and much more.

The cottage accommodates up to 4 guests. It has full oil fired central heating plus a log burning stove.

Downstairs is an open plan living room with well equipped kitchen/dining area. The living area has digital radio TV, DVD and CD.

Upstairs are a double and a twin bedroom and a bathroom with bath, toilet and shower.

The owner of Ty Trol is a local artist and there are colourful mono prints and photographic images of the area on the walls of the cottage.

There is a patio with barbecue, and a lawned area at the rear of the cottage.

Ty Trol is non-smoking. Bed linen and towels are provided, fuel and electricity costs are included in the tariff, as is one large basket of logs for the stove.

Well behaved dogs are welcome.

Area information

Ty Trol is situated at Gwanas Fawr, three miles from Dolgellau in the southern most part of the Snowdonia National Park. Gwanas Fawr is located on the historic site of an early Medieval Grange of the Knights Hospitallers, first recorded in 1284. Local records indicate that Gwanas Fawr was a tenanted farmhouse by the early 16th Century. The medieval barn at Gwanas Fawr was used as a secret Catholic Chapel following the dissolution of the monasteries in 1538 by Henry Vlll. A stone cross in the barn wall and fashioned iron door hinges, remain as evidence today. Gwanas also has links with the early Quakers who had a strong presence in the community from early 1600, until 1686 when, following persecution, many emigrated to Pennsylvania.

As well as being a site of historic interest, Gwanas Fawr is a beautiful setting for Ty Trol. There are fantastic views of the Cader Idris mountain range from the track leading to the cottage, along side which there is a delightful bubbling stream.

Local attractions

Bala Lake, Cader Idris, Rhinogs and Aran Mountains, Mawddach Estuary, Barmouth, Centre for Alternative Technology, Coed Y Brenin , Portmerion, Cregannan Lakes, Tal Y Llyn and much more.


The cottage is a few minutes walk from the grade II listed Cross Foxes public house and restaurant, which offers a log fire, real ales, a selection of fine wines and a great menu.

Payment information

Non returnable deposit of half the rental cost on booking. Outstanding balance payable on arrival. Cheques to be sent to: Gareth Wyn Jones, Gwanas Fawr, Brithdir, Dolgellau LL40 2SH


Ty Trol

Dolgellau self catering cottage

Gwanas Fawr
Gwynedd LL40 2SH