A quirky storybook retreat with round windows and a luxury oak-barrel hot tub, peacefully secluded with spectacular views of Snowdonia National Park.
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

From the moment you arrive at Nant y Garnedd, you’ll feel as though you’ve been written into an iconic fantasy tale.

Perfect for epic breaks in North Wales with friends or family, the wonderfully quirky retreat is built into a hillside near Dinas Mawddwy, a historic town overlooked by the soaring Aran Mountains in Snowdonia National Park.

(In other words, spectacular scenery is guaranteed!)

Head through the round glass door, straight into the light-filled open-plan living space. There’s a corner sofa that converts into a cosy bed, and a Smart TV to help you relax after a hard day exploring the local area.

The well-equipped kitchen and breakfast bar make short work of holiday catering, though on warmer evenings the sheltered decking is a dreamy space to dine al fresco, chatting and laughing over chilled glasses of wine.

Linger outside until the sun has set, then why not treat yourselves to a stargazing dip in the indulgent oak-barrel hot tub?

Along with the sofa bed, a downy kingsize bedroom will be waiting when you’re ready to turn in, and there’s an invigorating shower room to help you freshen up after that sound night of sleep.

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At a glance

  • A quirky retreat based on an iconic fantasy tale, built into a hillside near Dinas Mawddwy, overlooked by the soaring Aran Mountains in Snowdonia National Park.
  • The hideaway sleeps up to 4 guests, in a kingsize bedroom and additional double sofa bed in the living space.
  • Outside awaits a sheltered decking area that’s ideal for al fresco dining, along with an oak-barrel hot tub.
  • There are friendly pubs close by, and a wealth of activities in the surrounding area.
  • A second retreat on the same site, Nant yr Esgair, can also be booked to accommodate 8 guests in total.


  • Family Friendly
  • Hot Tubs


Single-storey retreat with one kingsize bedroom, open-plan living area with double sofa bed and Smart TV, breakfast bar, kitchen with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with freezer compartment, shower room and WC, sheltered outdoor decking, oak-barrel hot tub with logs and starter pack.  Off-road parking for 3 cars.

Local Activities

Walking, cycling, hiking, climbing, watersports, historic sites, pubs, nature-watching, picnic spots, stargazing

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Savour morning coffee outside, to a chorus of birdsong, as you plan out the day ahead. Be warned, however: there’s so much to see and do close by, that this may take some time!

If you don’t feel like straying too far, there are plenty of friendly pubs to sample, or you could pay a visit to the Meirion Woollen Mill, charmingly located on the banks of the River Dovey.

For those in a mood for a challenge, Snowdonia National Park is a haven for hikers, climbers, and cyclists alike… though you’ve always got the option of simply packing a picnic and observing the mesmerising nature for a while.

The mighty Cader Idris can be viewed up-close from the delightful town of Dolgellau, which is also home to a multitude of historic sites, while the Mawddach Estuary is an outdoor-lover’s paradise, boasting sandy beaches and idyllic steam railway trips.

But however you choose to while away those precious holiday hours, we’re willing to bet that nothing will quite compare to the joy of heading back to Nant y Garnedd for another wondrous evening with your favourite people.

Things to note

Pets are not permitted. Please note that Wi-Fi can be intermittent, due to the rural location.

Where you'll be staying

Mallwyd, Gwynedd

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