A beautiful Edwardian property occupying a commanding position overlooking the Cader Idris mountain range.

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The property Built in 1904, Gwyneddfa is a delightful residence built from local stone occupying an elevated position within the Snowdonia National Park, overlooking the town of Dolgellau. The accommodation offers beautifully appointed rooms retaining a wealth of original features and character with marble fireplaces, pitched pine panelled doors, high ceilings and large sash windows throughout.

The welcoming entrance hallway with Minton tiled porch gives access, on either side of the staircase, to the south facing drawing room and sitting room with multi-fuel burner, both with generous bay windows offering spectacular views of Cader Idris. A formal dining room is found beyond with french doors onto the terrace. A beautiful fitted kitchen = with Rayburn Cooker is located to the rear of the house, open plan into the double glazed hardwood orangery. A bedroom/home office, shower room and utility area complete the ground floor accommodation.

First floor accommodation comprises of a generous front aspect master bedroom served by a dressing room and en suite shower room. A music room, two further bedrooms, both with en suite shower rooms, together with a spacious family bathroom are found on this floor.


Outside Gwyneddfa stands within a generous elevated plot surrounded by established landscaped gardens. The property is approached from the road via double stone pillars and a sweeping tarmacadam driveway leading to a large forecourt providing private off road turning and parking for multiple vehicles and access to the detached double garage.

To the front, the gardens offer areas of sloping lawn bordered by mature perennial shrubs, evergreens and well-stocked borders. To the side and rear is Mediterranean styled garden designed by Sue Cooke with mature planting providing an excellent space for entertaining and al fresco dining. Steps from the rear garden lead up to terraced seating areas and to an area of woodland, the whole enjoying far-reaching views over Dolgellau town and Cader Idris.


Location The ancient market town of Dolgellau sits within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty set in the southern Snowdonia National Park at the foot of the Cader Idris mountain range, making it an excellent base for walkers and outdoor pursuits. The house enjoys easy access into the town via a delightful river walk and onto the Mawddach trail across to Barrmouth.

The town provides a small cottage hospital, primary and secondary schooling, a tertiary college, a good selection of restaurants, independent and High Street shopping, public houses, a library and rugby and cricket clubs. The area offers access to a number of state schools, including Ysgol Bro Idris and Ysgol Gynradd Dyffryn Dulas, together with the independent Aran Hall and St. Gerards School (Bangor).


Directions From Welshpool, head west on the A458. At the first roundabout take the 2nd exit onto the A470 and follow the road for approximately 12.0 miles before taking the 2nd exit at the next roundabout signed Dolgellau/Bala (A494). After a short distance, take the left hand turn onto Bala Road and continue for around 1 mile, where Gwneddfa will be found being the last house on the right before the footbridge.

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Other features

  • Drawing room
  • Sitting room
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Orangery
  • Office
  • Entrance hall
  • Cloakroom
  • Shower room
  • Master bedroom suite with Jack and Jill bathroom
  • Dressing room/bedroom
  • 3 Further bedrooms both with en suite shower rooms
  • Bathroom
  • Double garage
  • Gardens
  • EPC rating F

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Barmouth Road Dolgellau Gwynedd LL40

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Ref: SBY180274

Barmouth Road Dolgellau Gwynedd LL40

Guide Price