My wife,daughter and myself booked for two nights,however we felt the atmosphere in flat 3 to be very unsettling, in fact the whole place gave us the creeps. Much of the building was in bad repair and smelt of damp.
Gilbert led us through the gloomy entrance up the stairs to our room, explaining in great detail the workings of the antiquated heating system.
I was looking forward to using the log fire,but this was looked upon as being a complicated issue so I decided it wasn't such a good idea.
We stayed for one night, cycled the Mawddach trail the next day, which was lovely, and made our excuses to leave early, never to return to Brynygwin.
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We arrived on the 2nd March 2015, as we pulled up the driveway we were in absolute shock when we seen the house, it is GORGEOUS to say the least. We were welcomed by Gilbert who is the nicest man you could ever meet, who then proceeded to show us up into the flat. He explained everything to us in such detail and talked us through how to use the boiler and how to how to change the settings on the radiators. After we got settled in my husband and I went into the town which is a very short drive away and ate at the Royal Ship Hotel, the food there was lovely and reasonably priced. When we arrived back at the house Gilbert came and showed us how to set up the open log fire, he went through how to set it up, how to make kindling, and even spoke us through the types of wood we needed to make the fire last longer, it is a skill he has perfected over time and it worked a treat! (Not to forget how amazing it was to sleep with the log fire crackling. .......HEAVEN!) The second night again we went into town for a meal, we ate at a little Welsh bistro (just opposite the Ship Hotel) sorry I don't remember the name of it, but the food was also lovely there and reasonably priced too. (Turned out that was the old jail where they used to have their last supper) which we thought was quite fitting as it was our last night.
The house itself is set in the most amazing grounds, they even have rabbits on the front lawn in the mornings (which unfortunately I didn't get to see but my husband did) The house has so much history to it and has been in Gilbert's family for generations. We can't wait to come back and stay again...... We have decided that from now on its our little holiday place :) ......... Perfect little break away, wish we could've stayed longer. Xx
Very good guid about the address from the friendly owner helped us to get there easily. Really nice place with lots of character and spectacular view. It worths money and is close to many attractions.
Stayed in the beautifully picturesque Brynygwin for a week and had a fantastic time. Gilbert the owner was incredibly friendly and helpful for the whole of our stay.
The brochures (although some a little out of date) were a great addition to come in to and to plan the week ahead from the moment we arrived. The very carefully planned and well documented walks were also very useful and saved us getting lost while trying to plan our own walks! I think there are around thirty different walks, all around Dolgellau, that Gilbert has laid out for his guests.
Dolgellau is around a 10-15 minute walk away most of which can be done away from the main road ( along the old drive then along the river). A nice town with a few pubs and restaurants although we only ventured in on one night as we were exhausted from all the walking! The stag pub near the bridge was a nice find where we had a quiet drink on our last evening. The hunibuns are well worth a try from the local bakery!
All in all a lovely holiday in a great location, would defiantly stay at Brynygwin again!
The review title pretty much say's it all really! We arrived later than expected on a Friday evening after finishing work late.. We found 'Brynygwin' easily due to the very clear/ detailed directons provided by Gilbert 'the owner' whom had lit the hallway to the main house... presenting us with a beautiful and historically interesting 'Stained Glass Window' for our arrival- Gilbert showed us to our Little gem 'flat 3' immediately after showing us where we could store our bikes etc ..We settled in beautifully that evening especially as Gilbert responded swiftly to our request for nets of logs even though it was getting late..even showing us his faithful 'tried and tested' method to get a roaring log fire going within no time at all. Often people say they will return to places they have stayed at, but often never do! We shall be returning as often a possible. if it's a cosy weekend for two or a party of 12 cyclists or fishermen...then Brynygwin can offer you some fantastic holidays in a beautiful location within walking distance from the beautiful town of Dolgellau.
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