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Eating and drinking out

The George III hotel is literally at the bottom of the front garden on the side of the estuary! A great place to have a relaxing drink or meal whilst soaking in the majesty of Penmaenpool.


Dolgellau has a good choice for eating out and a fine selection of pubs. For a meal or drink we personally love The Stag Inn, The Torrent Walk hotel, the Unicorn, Tafarn y Gader (for tapas) and Y Meirionydd (for a special meal). During the day T.H. Roberts is, we think the best coffee establishment, but there are several others.


A little further a field, Barmouth on the coast has plenty of choice. The welcome email will include a detailed list of all recommended establishments in the area.

Things to do

We are delighted to have compiled a mobile friendly PDF document detailing some favourite short walks to help our guests see the very best of the area

  • The Mawddach trail. The trail at the bottom of the garden which hugs the estuary between Dolgellau and Barmouth. John Ruskin famously quoted “There is no finer walk than Barmouth to Dolgellau other than from Dolgellau to Barmouth” and he was so right! Great for walking or cycling just a section.

  • Walking. If walking is your vice then you’ve come to the right place! There are walks for all abilities from a flat stroll to full on mountain day. There are some walk details in the cottage. Recommended short walks are Mawddach trail, torrent walk, precipice walk & the beautiful Cregennan Lakes. Our favourite mountain walks are Cadair Idris & Diffwys.

  • Dolgellau. Lovely old stone town with a great selection of shops, cafe's and pubs.

  • Barmouth. Traditional seaside town with a lovely harbour, shops, beach and fun fare. Not forgetting the iconic railway bridge. If able, we recommend parking at Morfa Mawddach railway station at the south end of the estuary and walking across the bridge into Barmouth. It is about 1.5 miles each way.

  • Aberdovey. Take the coast road to lovely Aberdovey. Or take the train from Morfa Mawddach which hugs the shoreline.

  • Harlech. Home to the world heritage castle and a small selection of places to eat.

  • Bike hire. Bike hire available in at Dolgellau cycles and Birmingham Garage, Barmouth. If you are into more adventurous routes, Coed y Brenin mountain bike centre also hire out bikes.

  • Paddle boarding. SUP barmouth hire out equipment and do training courses.

  • Beaches. Barmouth, Tal y bont, Harlech (fabulous), Fairbourne, Aberdovey and many more!

  • Golf. Excellent courses at Aberdovey and Harlech. Short course at Fairbourne   

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