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We have a fantastic and much-needed holiday in February. The sunset we had on our first night was stunning along with great views.
Plenty of walks straight from the front door, and seeing deer just down the hillside was amazing.
Our dogs loved the stream outside and visiting the beaches at Fairbourne and Barmouth.
The Mawddach trail is a great walk; we parked in Dolgellau and walked to Penmaenpool, where there is a lovely dog-friendly pub and restaurant.
The cottage was a great place for our reactive dogs, who tend to back a lot at strangers passing anywhere we stay. We rarely saw anyone pass this peaceful spot.

Rebecca, 

we enjoyed a fabulous break at Ty Capel Carmel, we always seek out remote and scenic retreats and this little gem delivered on all our wish lists. the location was utterly spectacular and although secluded and very private was not remote from facilities nearby in dolgellau. the only sound was the tinkling of the little stream running past the cottage and birdsong, just idyllic ! inside the chapel is everything you could wish for, cosy, but spacious and so well equipped, we had everything we needed and more and the welshcakes, chocolates and wine were such a lovely suprise. Our little doggies also had the time of their lives with walks directly from the door and we enjoyed hikes and cycle rides in the nearby forest trials. our only regret is we wish we could have stayed longer, so much to discover and we have really fallen in love with this very special place. thankyou Clemency for hosting us, and we are already looking at when we may be able to escape here again ! Janette and Paul x

janette, 

A lovely place in beautiful countryside allowing rest and relaxation. After storm Debbi subsided we had lovely walks with our nearly 2 year old Grandson and we visited some lovely market & seaside towns not too far away. A really enjoyable stay for all of us, thank you !

Phillip Cheetham, 

What a wonderful location to spend a relaxing week. The views from the cottage are good for the soul. We were able to unwind immediately as were our dogs. The area is beautiful with so much to do, even with our elderly dog Georgie. Highlights were the Mawddach Trail starting at Penmaenpool where we saw amazing rainbows. We followed this with a treat Sunday lunch at the George III pub. Georgie managed to do the first section of the Precipice Walk to the breathtaking lake. We hand fed a Robin on the Dôl Idris walk and had the beach at Harlech almost to ourselves where our younger dogs did zoomies. Best of all was sitting on the bridge outside the cottage, with a glass of wine, watching the sunset over the mountains, heaven <3

The Brownies , 

A wet week even by Wales standards but we enjoyed it so much. Mountain biking every day and visit to Ffestiniog railway. The house felt like home straight away and am a bit sad to leave this morning. Hope to be back next year.

Helen, 

We stayed in August for a week with our daughter and dogs. Everyone had a lovely time, our daughter and dogs throughly enjoyed the stream at the front of the house and and other local rivers. We saw many wild dear, baby toads near the stream and even a slow worm. The isolation was perfect for our dogs as one doesn’t like strangers (he’s a rescue with a pretty rubbish start to life!) and doesn’t cope well with change but he also had a fantastic time.
The local town provides anything you could need and we can definitely recommend the tapas restaurant, the enormous cinnamon rolls freshly made at the bakery and the spar shop is exceptionally stocked!
So if you are taking children, take some water shoes. If you’re taking dogs, make sure you treat for ticks as there’s understandably lots in the wonderful countryside surrounding you.
We had a trip to aberdaron beach which is wonderful also! Hopefully we will return soon.

The Montgomery’s , 

Our absolute favourite place. We’ve stayed in the spring, summer and autumn. It turns out, Ty Capel Carmel is glorious whatever the weather! The views are spectacular and forever changing and waking up here never gets old.
The cottage has everything you need, the beds are super comfy (especially with the addition of the lovely Welsh tapestry blankets) and the cosy kitchen is well stocked with everything you might need (the dishwasher is a real boon - Who wants to do the washing up on holiday?)
The local area has so much to offer - From beautiful lakes and mountains to the seaside town of Barmouth nearby, the delightful craziness of Portmeirion or just a lovely slab of cake at Robert’s cafe down in Dolgellau.. I defy anyone to stay here and not want to extend their stay or book again for another visit. It’s a very special place indeed.

Wendy, 

Our favourite second home! Just returned from another idillic week of walking and relaxing. I think it was our eleventh year!
Our dog loves the stream, as do we. A glass of wine watching the sun go down was our favourite thing to do. I love to see our wet walking boots steaming dry by the fire and the bed is soooo comfortable.
Already booking for next year!

Caroline , 

Had another lovely short break here at Ty Capel Carmel. Our teenagers enjoyed time spent high up in the hills watching for planes on the Mach Loop - certainly thrilling when we were lucky enough to see them. Also took a drive over to Aberystwyth for a look round and the zip wire over in Bethesda is another fun day out. Great to come back to a well furnished and spacious house each day!

Bethany, 

Lovely old cottage, comfortable and nicely decorated. Situated in a beautiful area, peaceful and quiet with superb views of Cader Idris.

Lesley

Lovely cottage on the hillside with running streams by it. Log burner and split levels. 2 of the bedrooms are isolated by curtains which for us a family was fine. The boys loved their stay.

Jon

Quirky and very comfortable cottage in a glorious location, nature literally on the doorstep. If you want total peace away from other people (except a couple of friendly neighbours who even then are a nice distance away), hill/mountain walks everywhere you look and the glory of nature outside your door plus cows drinking from the stream just the other side of the garden gate, you won’t go wrong here!

David

This cosy, remote chapel was perfect for a covid-secure retreat! It is quite isolated, reached along a gated road in the hills, in a spectacular setting with a babbling brook running down beside it. There are some fantastic walks straight from the front door, and many more just a short drive away. We took our tandem as there are some beautiful rides in the area. It's also wonderful spot to chill and just be, looking out on Cadair Idris, if exercise isn't your thing.

Jenny
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Highlights
  • Dog friendly
  • Wifi
  • Large woodburner
  • Remote location
  • Breathtaking views
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