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What Does Penybryn Mean?

There’s never a better time to take your holiday. Self catering accommodation in the Gwynedd countryside has its particular sounds, smells and sights. The trees in our valley are in full canopy and whisper dreamily in the breeze whilst the valley’s farms have also been busy with hay-making. Tractors and other machinery fill the air with their whirring and cranking and hay and silage bales are carried heavily off to the barns.

Self Catering Gwynedd
Self Catering Gwynedd
Self Catering Dolgellau
Self Catering Dolgellau

Both my brothers farm in Cwm Hafod Oer, which means the valley of the cold summer farm, and help one another out whilst also enlisting the help of nearby farms so that the job is done as quickly as possible ahead of the ever-present threat of rain.

Sudden rain showers bring out the scent of freshly cut hay and grass, drowning the senses with their sweet aroma.

From its hilltop, Penybryn self catering cottage (aptly named since it means hilltop) has a bird’s-eye view of the whole valley and through the supplied binoculars you can see all the comings and goings of sheep and cattle grazing contentedly in the green fields and gaze with awe and admiration at the sweeping acrobatics of red kites and buzzards in the air above.
Southern Snowdonia is so much less touristy and crowded than the more well-known parts of the National Park, and with sustainable tourism such a buzzword at the moment, has so much to offer those seeking a less frantic experience away from it all. Dolgellau and the surrounding area is most definitely the pearl in Southern Snowdonia’s crown.

Why not pay us a visit if you’re looking for the very best in self catering Dolgellau in Gwynedd.

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