Please find below a selection of guests comments from our visitors books at Dolgadfa and Llanerch


“Many thanks for a wonderful stay.  A special place for a family gathering over the Christmas period.  We have had a wonderful time gathering round the dining table” December 2011

“Had a great week at Dolgadfa, will definitely be returning next year.  Thanks for everything” April 2012

“Great accommodation for a large family gathering, lovely walks, shame we didn’t see the otters!” May 2012

“A great location and we all loved racing in Bala middle distance triatholon even swimming in the lake was lovely!  Highly recommend the food in the pub, thanks”  June 2012

“Eleven of us arrived to celebrate Grandads 80th birthday so took him white water rafting, thoroughly enjoyed it, then zip wiring and rope swinging – still here to tell the tale!  Enjoyed the views and lovely walks, weather improved after the Friday and Saturday” June 2012

“Many thanks for a wonderful holiday, very comfortable stay in this beautiful cottage, looking forward to coming back again” June 2012

“A lovely house in a beautiful setting, ideal for a family get together and celebration, we all enjoyed our stay, thank you” July 2012

“Great setting, loved the fishing, walks and low flying planes, a week of fun and BBQ’s, ideal for a large family get together” August 2012

“A lovely house, very welcoming with everything you need for a great weekend with good friends, great for white water rafting too” October 2012

“Very warm and comfortable, enjoyed local trips and scenery” October 2012

“What a delightful place to stay, both inside and outside and the surrounding area, lovely helpful hosts, we will be back soon thank you”  October 2012

“What an absolutely wonderful place to stay, we will definitely return one day.  A massive thank you to Lou and John who made our stay fantastic”  November 2012

“Gorgeous”  November 2012

“Dolgadfa is a wonderful venue and we have all enjoyed our stay here very much.  I wonder how many other people have reached 65 here over the centuries, as I have this week!  Many thanks”  January 2013

“Fab weekend, wonderful place to stay, thanks for your hospitality Lou, truly a weekend to remember, this was a great Christmas present from our family and we have so many wonderful memories to cherish” January 2013

“Came here to beat post Xmas blues we all had a great time especially the four children who loved the outdoors, look forward to coming again”  February 2013

“Snow all around when we got here, beautiful views and beautiful place to stay and we will definitely be staying here again.  Had lots of great walks around the area.  Me and my sister loved the twin room in the barn, we sat out at night after everyone had gone to bed and had great chats!  Fab place, thanks and will probably be back in the future”  March 2013

“A really lovely place to stay, thanks you, great location and beautiful cottage, we will come again!”  May 2013

“Going home with lots of lovely memories of a wonderful holiday in a stunning place, weather glorious!”  June 2013

“Quite simply the most beautiful house in the most beautiful scenery with a wonderful welcome.  We all had an amazing time, thank you”  September 2013

“Great value for money, perfect place to celebrate 70th and 40th Birthdays!”  October 2013

“We have had a wonderful stay, well rested.  Enjoyed the walks in the rain and then warming ourselves in front of the log fires, thank you”  January 2014

“I can think of nowhere better to have a very special birthday weekend, its been wonderful.  We are loathe to leave this truly lovely house, thank you”  February 2014

“Just spent a long and very cosy weekend at Dolgadfa. The cottages and surroundings were gorgeous and done up beautifully.  Due to the terrible weather we spent a lot of time indoors in front of roaring fires. I would highly recommend  Dolgadfa and it’s owners who were extremely friendly and helpful. Great great stay”.  February 2014

“Wonderful place to stay for a large group.  Great walking country.  Will be back again!  Thank you”  May 2014

“We had a great time during our stay at this lovely cottage, kids enjoyed it very much.  Looking forward to coming again.  Thank you” August 2014

“Very nice stay I really enjoyed it very peaceful and never had nothing to do!  We loved it don’t want to leave.  Thank you” August 2014

“Wonderful setting, beautiful house, relaxing stay, thank you” September 2014

“Perfect weekend in a beautiful house in a wonderful location.  Thank you” September 2014

“Perfect location and house we enjoyed ourselves Thank you” Guys stag do!  September 2014

“Great welcome, lovely lodgings for a friends get together, thank you”  The Nurses Wrexham, October 2014

“Lovely accommodation to celebrate Grandad’s 70th Birthday perfect for 12 of us”  November 2014

“Lovely place, great local pub, gorgeous location”  February 2015

“Fantastic place, stunning setting and really enjoyed ourselves, thanks so much” – March 2015

“Beautiful views, love the little lambs and river, perfect” – April 2015

“Lovely cottages for our big group, very enjoyable stay again, thank you” – May 2015

“Had a lovely week in very comfortable surroundings – kids and adults all very happy – may well be back again!” – May 2015

“Had a great tine here to celebrate a special birthday, many thanks” – June 2015

“Very beautiful place, excellent accommodation, loads of space 10/10 would come again” – November 2015

“Thank you for a lovely stay, despite the mild and windy weather! Loads of space, so well equipped, warm and comfortable, such lovely cottages” – November 2015


“We had a very peaceful and relaxing Christmas at Llanerch, it is a beautiful house in an equally beautiful area.  We greatly enjoyed every moment next to the fireplace!  Thank you for your effort to make our stay as enjoyable as possible, the stay fulfilled all our expectations.  We will definitely recommend it!”  December 2012

“We all had a peaceful, calm and relaxing trip, the view was phenominal and the cottage was great.  We are really grateful for you for being helpful and friendly.  The garden was very large and the balcony great.  We would very much like to come again and stay for a much longer time”  January 2013

“A lovely, quiet, peaceful four nights, thank you, the view from the deck is lovely – bit chilly to sit out in winter though, so will have to come back in the summer!  Thank you Lou for meeting all our warming needs”  February 2013

“We have all had a very chilled out few days – lots of walks and adventures, lovely cottage, thank you”  April 2013

“What a beautiful spot!  The views is unbelievable, we have had a lovely time, been on the railway at Bala Lake, up Snowdon and had a great lunch at the Rhug Estate with the bisons and the sun has been out the whole time, very cosy comfortable cottage, thank you!”  April 2013

“What an awesome spot, we have had a lovely rejuvenating chilled out two weeks, amazing views and a lovely place for small children, thank you!”  May 2013

“Thanks for a great week, the house was great, really enjoyed the games, North wales turned it on for us – rain, mist, sunshine, walks, the beach and Mt Snowdon on a foggy day, thanks again”  July 2013

“Thank you very much we had a lovely time, we will strongly recommend it”  August 2013

“Fantastic holiday, great weather, white water rafting and such a unique spot, thank you”  August 2013

“We had a wonderful week here, with fantastic weather, the kids also loved it and we all walked down Snowdon (my wife and eldest son walked up as well!)  the countryside round here is beautiful and the house is lovely, and so private, peaceful and tranquil.  The owners were lovely and punctually answered all our questions and met our needs.  We love Wales and will definitely be back to stay in this house.  Thoroughly recommended, thank you”  August 2013

“A peaceful yet invigorating week with wonderful walks, especially in the Berwyn hills. a trip to Ynys Hir to watch birds and a wealth of views from the cottage.  Very comfortable and cosy thank you”  September 2013

“A very peaceful relaxing week with un-seasonably good weather, the whole family enjoyed our stay – the dog especially enjoyed her long countryside walks.  We can fully recommend the local pub “The Bryntirion” who have lovely food and a warm welcome”  October 2013

“A lovey cottage in a lovely spot, perfect for a weekend away……” November 2013

“Wow! what a spot and what a cottage!  My husband, two dogs and I spent a long weekend here looking for a peaceful get away and we surely found it.  Save a trip to go to the local shop and a wander round Bala lake, we did nothing more than relax and enjoy this tranquil home away from home – perfect for our needs.  Lou was wonderful and friendly, making us feel very welcome.  The house is well equipped from baking utensils to games for all ages and books galore.  The bath is heavenly and the beds very comfortable.  The grounds are well kept and a lovely size to potter round and enjoy the surroundings.  We will certainly be returning in the future…..besides I never did find the blessed penny in the “find it” game!  PS  You should encourage telescope owners to bring one with them!!   Thanks Lou!  March 2014

“Thanks Lou for making our stay so enjoyable.  You have a fantastic cottage.  All of our needs have been catered for.  This place is perfect for us.  We have been so lucky sunshine  every day.  Great views, great places to visit and really friendly people.  We will definitely be back”   April 2014

“Beautiful cottage, fantastic location.  Sat by log fire every night, walked for miles every day.  Have already recommended the cottage to several friends and will definitely be back – we have found our now “home” in wales!!  Thanks Lou – April 2014

“What a beautiful cottage in a fantastic location!  We had a lovely relaxing time – Holly even had time out to revise from her GCSE’s!  Found some excellent walks and Alfie loved every minute!  Thanks Lou – April 2014

“An absolutely beautiful house in a beautiful spot!  We all enjoyed eating meals in the kitchen then siting in front of the fire with the TV.  Great days out local to the area and very friendly neighbourhood.  A fantastic week in such a fantastic house”  April 2014

“We have had a really lovely time staying here for the week.  Beautiful views and a lovely cottage with total seclusion!  Beds very comfortable and great games for us all to play together.  The children and Pixie (the dog) loved playing in the garden.  Would recommend the railway at Lake Bala – the kids enjoyed this so much – would definitely recommend to family and friends. Thank You!”  May 2014

“After having to leave early in February due to the storms we came back to the cottage for our wedding anniversary, must say it was even better in nicer weather!  Absolutely love this place and will be back again.  Dogs love the grounds and the BBQ and picnic bench were well used”  June 2014

“I think we picked the best week for weather!  The dogs have lived outside by choice during the day.  We have completely relaxed and only popped out for the odd bit off shopping and a day trip to Barmouth, our daughter and grandson came for the first weekend and were reluctant to leave on Sunday afternoon, I have not seen Sarah relax this well for a long time.  Not much walking due to hubbys ill health, but the rolling hills look inviting, the house and grounds and views are idyllic.  We will most likely be back in the future, Thank you”  June 2014

“We have had a wonderful week at the cottage, a perfect setting to get away from it all.  We have enjoyed perfect weather, for most of the week, allowing us to explore north and mid Wales.  Can strongly recommend the dog friendly beaches at Barmouth and Harlech, we loved those.  Highly recommend the Bryntirion Inn, great food and very helpful landlord and landlady, who came to our assistance when we got a flat tyre.  We will definitely be back to this tranquil setting.  Thank you”  July 2014

“We have enjoyed this beautiful setting and the surrounding countryside.  Lovely coastal trips to Harlech and Barmouth and good walking in the Berwyns”  July 2014

“Absolutely loved the week we have stayed here, our children (2,10 & 7) loved the space to run around for family games of cricket and rounders!  Although quiet and secluded I found it was only a short drive to many lovely places e.g.; Chester Zoo and Llangollen Railway as well as the town Bala – perfect and tranquil.  We will def be returning next year!  Thanks Lou for being so friendly and welcoming.  PS Maybe you could invest in some sun loungers as the chairs are a pain to carry upstairs for the decking, thank you”  July 2014

“We have enjoyed our week in this lovely spot, good walks, good weather and recommend the elderflower beer!”  July 2014

“”We also recommend elderflower Beer at the local pub and food great welcome there.  Had a great adventurous holiday, having both Llanerch and Dolgadfa for a family of 16 has worked so well.  Love the space, locations everything about it.  The only thing we would have liked was summer weight duvets”  August 2014

“A lovely house surrounded by amazing views and interesting wildlife.  We enjoyed many long dog walks, the children would recommend White Water Rafting and the High Ropes all near Bala.  Mount Snowdon is a must although will all found it quite challenging.  Unfortunately did not find anywhere good to eat which was disappointing.  The house is almost perfect but was time consuming with four people having to take baths, really need a separate shower!  Also needs hanging space for cloths only the tiny area in the twin room!  Thank you for letting jus stay in your peaceful home.  August 2014

“We had a great tine here and really loved the location – the dog had a great time too.  We hope that we haven’t burnt the clutch out going up that steep hill.  The cottage would be much improved by the addition of a shower as baths are rather tine consuming!  We took the train from Bleanau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog which was well worth a visit.  We found everywhere very dog friendly.  Llanddwywe beach near Barmouth was great for dog walking and sheltered by the Dunes.  Thank you”  August 2014

“So glad we found this secluded hideaway – a real gem in the woods/hills.  Very peaceful and comfortable.  Just needs a bit of updating/attention to be perfect.  Loved the views and the garden/wildlife – the kids loved the Wifi!  Lots to do in the area but also great place for just drinking and doing very little.  Thanks Lou!”  August 2014

“What a lovely spot, fab views on a clear day.  Although my car didn’t like the steep incline!!  Kids and dogs enjoyed the outside space.  A good base to get out and about whether countryside or coast, lovely eateries close by.  Log fires a welcome on a cold eve and morn.   I would suggest some hanging rails for the bedrooms…..lack of!…..Many thanks”  Aug-Sept 2014

“My husband and I along with our two dogs had an amazing week, the weather has been absolutely perfect so we spent most of our time sunbathing in the garden, watching the dogs play.  We can recommend a trip to Black Rock Sands (Morfa Bychan) in Porthmadog, the beaches are amazing and brilliant for taking the dogs.  We walked from one end to the other which is a great way to spend a few hours.  Betwys y Coed is lovely – the Stables bar is a nice placer for lunch, we took a trip to Barmouth – a bit touristy but the beach is gorgeous!  We had a lovely walk around Bala and the lake, beautiful and can heartily recommend eating at the Bryntirion Inn – lovely steak!  Our top tip of for the “Precapice Walk” at Dolgellau.  Start at Coesfrodd car park in Llanfachreth and it is well signposted.  Absolutely stunning views of Cader Idris and surrounding area.  We also recommend chilling on the deck with a glass of bubbly watching the red kites hunt in the opposite field (would be amazing if there was some deck furniture up there)  We will definitely be back!”  September 2014

“Thank you – this house ticks all the boxes for us.  Comfortable sofas and beds, plenty of warmth (too much this week) and a stunning location.  We have had wonderful stay”.  September 2014

“This is our second trip to the cottage so we must love it!  Love the seclusion and cosy atmosphere.  It is so beautiful……..” Sept/Oct 2014

“We have had a lovely weekend at the cottage!  A beautiful location so quiet and peaceful was perfect for a break, recommend Barmouth Beach for a day out, the dogs loved it!  Thank you for your warm welcome we would love to come back soon.”  October 2014

“All the family have had a lovely, peaceful and relaxing time, the garden has been amazing for the two dogs.  Particularly the pheasants!  Beautiful views from the balcony (came prepared with folding chairs!) we would all love to visit again” October 2014

“Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location, we would recommend the Bryntirion Inn , lovely food with a very friendly welcome” October 2014

“We have all had a lovely stay at your lovely cosy cottage, there are no negatives, everything from the cottage, the area and inside the cottage has everything you need.  Our little Westie has loved it, being able to run free.  We will come back again, Thank you”   January 2015

“Lovely cottage in a fantastic setting, great views.  It is nice to open the door and be able to walk in any direction and enjoy the countryside.  The dog has loved it, so many things to chase and investigate.  Dark skies at night, great for astrology, we saw Comet Lovejoy through the telescope.  Love the wood burner.”  January 2015

“Absolutely excellent cottage, a real home from home.  The setting is perfect and the garden so secure that the dogs had total freedom.  Anyone with dogs I recommend a trip to Fairbourne, which is next to Barmouth, it has an amazing beach/estuary, totally deserted so that your dogs can burn off all that energy.  Anyway back to the cottage, we love the wood burners, the comfy beds, the deep bath and the well equipped kitchen.  The cottage is always warm and cosy and really there is very little reason to leave, other than the amazing countryside!  Best cottage we have stayed in! Thanks Lou”.  March 2015

“We have had a lovely time. Cottage in a wonderful setting and very quiet, clean and comfortable. Great walks around fields – dogs loved it. Weather has been great, lots of sun even a small flurry of snow one evening! Saturday we went to Phwelli beach and rand the dogs – very warm and people in t-shirts and shorts! Phwelli beach is wonderful for people and dogs – lots of sand and beach and hardly anyone on it. Thank you so much for sharing your cottage with us” March 2015

“Lovely time at the cottage, the wood burners were lovely, fine weather added to a perfect week of relaxation. We visited Swallow Falls (45 mins) and Barmouth beach (45 mins) which formed the setting for some wonderful photos. We had some great local walks, simply wandering over the hills. The dog also had a great time and loved sleeping in front of the fire. A perfect time in a perfect cottage. Thanks Lou” April 2015

“Fantastic cottage, all the peace and quiet you could wish for. Great week relaxing, some good weather so a couple of BBq’s were had and enjoyed. Fantastic assortment of wildlife which really helped on the relaxation front as did the fantastic views! Will come again” May 2015

“Nice to be here” Couple from Berlin – May 2015

“Absolutely love how quiet and secluded it is up here! The cottage is comfortable and homely and has everything you’s need for a weekend away. We love the wood burning fireplaces (and everything is so clean) Cant get over how peaceful it is, look forward to coming back again for a relaxing weekend (hopefully the sun will be out so we can make use of the BBQ and sit out on the deck) – June 2015

“Fantasic cottage and location! Thanks to Lou for allowing us to fish the beautiful river and mountain lakes. Lovely brown trout and grating. Gwilym is a legend! Weather was pretty good, had a BBQ, good meat at butchers in Bala. Good beer in the Bryntirion, dog loved the beach at Barmouth. Thanks Lou – July 2015

“Beautiful cottage and location, excellent for BBQ’s Kids and dogs loved it! Cant wait to come back, thanks for sharing your lovely place. Thanks again Lou! – July 2015

“Gorgeous cottage in an idyllic location, loved peace and outstanding views! Thanks Lou – July 2015

“Great cottage, very peaceful and relaxing, lots of space inside and out” – July 2015

“Had lovely week in the cottage and our boys really enjoyed the adventure walks in the countryside. The weather was good, so managed to light the BBQ and enjoy the fantastic views whilst eating. The place felt like home from home, just what the doctor ordered! Thank you John and Lou” – August 2015

“An all action week, shooting, fishing and golfing (thanks for letting us fish your lake Lou!) didn’t catch anything though! We have had a super week and managed to dodge the weather. Great for the dogs, Sally and Coco have had a great time. Fish shop in Corwen good (especially as the fishermen in the family didn’t catch anything!) and can recommend pub in Llanderfel and New China in Bala, Diolch anfawr!” -August 2015

“A beautiful cottage in a lovely location, spotlessly clean, well appointed, everything you need. Enjoyed making the log burner in the evening. Sumptious beds and lovely bathrooms, breathtaking views with so much to see and do . Nothing is too much trouble for the owners to do, dogs loved it to! Hope we visit again in 2016” – September 2015

“We all enjoyed a lovely quiet stay, with a resident hedgehog for company!” – September 2015

“What a lovely place, as it is on the webiste. Very impressed that it was so secure for the dogs, they could run round without us worrying about getting out. The house has everything you needed and more, everything is thought of even down to the fire lighters. The views are fantastic and how lovely waking up to them. We have had beautiful weather all weekend, how lucky. Thank you Lou and John and hope to see you again soon” – September 2015

“What as lovely place to stay at! We loved every single minute here! Kitchen is fully equipped, living room is very cosy, even though we spent most of our nights in the kitchen. The only thing we missed was the rain! We had glorious weather and we will be definitely be coming back! PS The owners are so lovely you want to hug them!” – October 2015

“Really enjoyed the sheer tranquility, such a home from home, I didn’t want to leave. Beds feel like sleeping on a cloud. Would definitely love to return soon. Lovely home, beautiful setting” – October 2015

“We have had a lovely time in your beautiful cottage, thank you for letting us stay in it. We have really enjoyed it, thank you” – October 2015

“Such a beautiful cottage in a lovely location! Had lots of adventures while staying here in Wales, such as climbing Snowdon and lots of cycling and it was lovely to come back here in the evenings. Thank you very much for letting his stay in this lovely cottage, we really enjoyed our stay” – October 2015

“Lovely cottage, enjoyed our stay, very peaceful and relaxing” – November 2015

“Great visit to the cottage, we had a great time celebrating my husbands 40th birthday! A shower would be brilliant in the cottage!, the drive is so very steep though. Thank you” – November 2015

“Had a lovel weekend for my Mothers 60th birthday, great place to stay and have a rest. Thank you so much” – November 2015

“We had a super, relaxing Christmas in your beautiful cottage – despite getting cut off by floods and not being able to get off the drive for a few days! Luckily we had lots of Christmas food, drink and games to keep us going. We did enjoy lovely walks in the fields surrounding the cottage, and relaxing by the wood burner in the evening. We would recommend the cafe and walks from Gorwelion in Bala, the one place we did manage to visit!” – December 2015

“With a super beautiful setting and a lovely cottage to stay in, this was a great break. There were comfy beds and a warm open fire. We had a lovely time, thank you very much” – January 2016