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“Fantastic break.”
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Ysgubor (The barn). The Cottage is a converted barn with character features.
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Ysgubor (The barn). The Cottage is a converted barn with character features.
View from garden and BBQ area, lambs can be seen in Spring-time
The log store
Cottage 2 Ty Golchi's garden
Bluebells on the drive up to the cottages
Torrent walk, accessible from the cottage
View from cottage towards a hill Moel Caerynwch
Cregennan Lake nearby
Overlooking Barmouth from Cregennan Lake
Cregennan Lake on the foothills of Cader Idris mountain
Cader Idris above the clouds
Aran fawddwy
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Games Room
View from Ysgubor Patio.
Ysgubor
Ysgubor Patio doors
Ysgubor twin bedroom.
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Cottage -
4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 8
Dolgellau, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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Marston77
Birmingham
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Fantastic break.”
Reviewed July 15, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
1
person found this review helpful

2nd time I have stayed here with my toddler. This time came with friends and their kids. Fantastic break. You do not need to take anything with you accept food and towels. My 4 year old son had a smile on his face all weekend. Small play ground. Horses to feed. 10 mins drive from fair bourse and Barmouth beaches. Looking to book again next year.

Traveling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 16, 2014
Thank you very much for the lovely review, it's always nice to see guests return and glad you enjoyed your visit again this time! I'm so glad the weather was nice for you too...Hopefully see you again.
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desidg
Llangollen, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
51 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Everything it says it is and more!”
Reviewed June 30, 2014 for a stay in June 2014
1
person found this review helpful

We stayed at Helmau Cottage for a week with our children, young grandchildren and a dog. Plenty of room for 8 of us and the accommodation was enhanced by the outside space which included an enclosed garden, large games room, play area and paddock. Lovely tranquil location.

The weather was glorious and the first three days were spent at three different beaches Fairbourne, Barmouth and Aberdovey. The cottage is very well equipped and we had most of our meals outside sitting around the wonderful large slate table. Excellent accommodation and would not hesitate to recommend for all ages. Thank you.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jun 30, 2014
Thank you for your kind comments, really glad you enjoyed your stay and that the weather was good for you!
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debozi
Perth, Western Australia
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Loved our stay”
Reviewed May 14, 2014 for a stay in May 2014
2
people found this review helpful

Stayed for here for three nights and loved it. Dolgellau was the highlight of our visit to Wales and Helmau Cottage made it even more enjoyable. The cottage is extremely spacious and comfortable but the views over the mountains and the countryside are breathtaking.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 15, 2014
Hi It was lovely to meet you on your trip to the UK and glad you liked the cottage and surrounding countryside. Not sure if you pressed the wrong button as the review has come up as terrible??? It's just that it doesn't tally up with your comments? Hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday and thank you for yoru kind comments.
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Kristina...
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great get-away”
Reviewed April 11, 2014 for a stay in April 2014
2
people found this review helpful

The larger cottage was perfect for our extended family, comfortable and spacious for each member. The playroom provided a great outlet for preteens who are otherwise transfixed by electronic gaming - a great get-away. Kitchen well-equipped and stunning views. Loved watching frolicking lambs from the kitchen and lounge windows.

Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
May 15, 2014
Lovely to meet you and glad you enjoyed the games room! Thank you for taking the time to comment on your holiday!
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Amy K
Liverpool, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Home from home”
Reviewed January 15, 2014 for a stay in December 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Myself and my family stayed at Ty Golchi (the washouse) which is part of Hellmau cottages for a short break. We were made to feel very welcome by Janet and Adam and arrived to a warm, cosy cottage. There wasn't one thing they hadn't thought of every need was catered for. There was an information pack in the cottage which they had put together which contained all the information you would need places to visit etc.
Janet will even make breakfast to order for a very small charge and left Welsh cakes for us on arrival. As we travelled with two little girls we were extremely pleased when we found the toys for the children to play with in one of the bedrooms. There was also a safety gate which was essential for us, everything was in place.
I would not hesitate in returning, a stunning cottage with stunning views of the mountains.

Traveling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Jan 23, 2014
Thank you very much for your kind comments. As we have children of our own, we remember (not so long ago) what takes the stress out of taking small children on holiday and good to know that we are succeeding! Thank you for booking again next New Year, we love having guests returning :-)
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mum-rin
manchester
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Fantastic - will definitely return”
Reviewed September 29, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We have just returned from a short break here this weekend, we were two families staying in the stable cottage. There were 4 adults and 5 children plus the dog.

We all had a fantastic stay, and wished we could have stayed longer.

Janet the owner is really lovey, friendly and very welcoming.

The cottage is very cozy with all its traditional features and charm. It is very well equipped and clean and there was nothing we though "ahh we forgot to bring.." As it was already there.

We all fitted it perfectly and had ample space. The children loved the games room and the football field and enjoyed walking down to the horses.

This place is a little hidden treasure and is the perfect place to unwind from the everyday rat race and recharge your batteries. Beautiful surrounding the biggest outdoor table I've seen was perfect for drinks in the evening by the chiminea.

The torrent walks nearby are a to-do really lovely part of Wales and one in which we will definitely return too.

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Traveling group: Extended Family
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Management Response
Sep 30, 2013
So glad you enjoyed your stay with us and thank you for taking the time to comment. It was lovely meeting you all and sampling a glass of your home made wine!Hopefully see you again sometime.
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lolipop17...
Liverpool
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“lovely stay”
Reviewed September 10, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Cottage is lovely and well equipped. It has everything you need from utensils to games/dvds and books. The cottage caters for all ages and is extra brilliant for children as there is a games room, a play area outside, horses which you can go and visit and feed your apples which we loved doing :-) a large field with goal posts for games when the weather is nice. Just across the road from the cottage is a beautiful forest walk which is 1.7 miles long in total. It is about a 15 minute drive to Barmouth which is gorgeous - we went there most days and also about 20 minutes to Fairbourne where you can get the steam train. We also took the children to the King Arthur Museum where you can take a boat ride through the mines which is a really good day if the weather is not so good. Basically if you are looking for a chilled week/weekend or something for a bit of activity and relax this cottage is perfect. Location is great and owners are very helpful and friendly. Hope to visit again soon!!

How easy was it to book the property? How helpful were the directions to the property?
How easy was key pickup/access to the property? Overall condition of the property
Bedding & mattresses Kitchen & utensils
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Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
Sep 30, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments and glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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