Ivy House, Finsbury Square, Dolgellau, Gwynedd LL40 1RF, UK
Dolgellau is situated in the Snowdonia National Park at the foot of Cader Idris in the valley of the River Wnion. Within this desirable town is the Ivy House which dates from 1829 and offers bed and breakfast accommodation.
Its location makes it an excellent base for touring, climbing, walking, mountain biking and fishing. The scenery is wonderful. The sandy surfing beaches of Fairbourne and Barmouth are only eight or nine miles away. The property itself is situated close to the centre of this ancient small town and its amenities and it is also on the National Cycle Route – Route 8.
The town’s history has its roots in the pre-Roman period, with three hill forts remaining. Within a short distance from the guest house is the 12th century Cymer Abbey.
Though approaching its 180th year, Ivy House offers 21st century creature comforts. There is on road parking and a secure lock up for mountain bikes.
Ivy House has six guest bedrooms, four of which have en-suite facilities. All of them have a beverage tray, hair dryer and colour television. Guests have access to bedrooms at all times and cots and high chairs can be provided.
There is a comfortable guest lounge and a spacious dining room where healthy or king-sized breakfasts can start your day. Choose from a short menu of home prepared food, including vegetarian dishes which are made from locally source ingredients. Packed lunches are also available on request.
Family (3 adults) £92 per room per night
Twin en-suite £76 per room per night
Double en-suite £76 per room per night
Double standard £66 per room per night
Single en-suite £56
Single standard £46
Getting to Dolgellau is a straightforward and scenic journey by road. If you are coming in from the north, you will take in the delights of Bala on the A494, or the southern fringes of Snowdonia from the south via the A470. The nearest railway stations are Barmouth, Morfa Mawddach and Fairbourne on the Cambrian Coast line to Pwllheli and Shrewsbury. By bus, the X94 calls at Dolgellau, continuing to Barmouth and Wrexham.
There are excellent facilities for fishing and bird watching. Spectacular views can be enjoyed by walking or pony trekking through the foothills of the Cader Idris. You can visit nearby castles, slate mines and ancient sites, ride on the “great little trains of Wales” or just enjoy the breath-taking scenic beauty.
Fairbourne is 8 miles away and has its own Narrow-Gauge Steam Railway running along the coast, whilst the Ffestiniog Talyllyn and Bala Lake Railways are within easy reach.
If it is the beach you want, then there are many lovely sandy beaches, the closest being just 9 miles away.
If you feel more energetic, there’s horse riding, cycling- down the old railway track to the coast (eight miles) and along mountain tracks, fishing, quad-biking, clay shooting, gold panning, pot holing, tennis, dry slope skiing, all forms of water sports and golf.
Children Welcome | TV | Internet Access /Wi Fi | Highchair Available | Cot | Garden/Seating Area | Tea / Coffee Making Facilities | En-Suite
3 Star Award