Hywel Sele Lodge
A totally unique, 2 bedroomed self-catering cottage that guards the entrance to the deer park on the famous Nannau estate in southern Snowdonia.
As you round the bend of a quiet leafy lane guests are greeted by a real fairytale cottage. Described as a semi-ruinous Tudor-Gothic style lodge, this outstanding and unique self-catering property stands guard over the deer park on the famous Nannau estate and provides secluded deluxe accommodation for guests wanting to explore this beautiful part of Snowdonia.
The Location in Southern Snowdonia
From the driveway, the amazing façade of the cottage is possibly only surpassed by the outstanding views over the Cader Idris mountain range to the south. The grand stone archway next to the cottage leads us east into the walled deer park. Approximately 100 deer live in the park but they are amazingly difficult to spot in what is a varying landscape of hills and deciduous forest.
This ancient deer park was incorporated into the famous landscape park at Nannau in the late eighteenth-century and remains one of the largest and highest areas of designed landscape in Wales. The lodge also has the privilege of being situated within a Site of Specific Scientific Intrest (SSSI) due to the rare foliage and fauna that can be fount at this spot. An extensive system of paths and bridleways criss crosses the park, the most popular of which is The Precipice walk. Easily accessible from the lodge, this circular walk will take guests around the lower slopes of Foel Cynwch and provides superb views over the Mawddach valley and sea beyond.
The market town of Dolgellau is a five minute drive down the hill and boasts a selection of interesting cafes, restaurants and shops. The internationally renowned Coed Y Brennin mountain biking centre is a five minute drive down the other side of the hill. The seaside town of Barmouth is about 30 mins to the West and the market town of Bala, famous for its water adventure sports, is 30 mins to the east.
Prices and Availability
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Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms. One spacious bedroom with king sized bed and one smaller adjoined bedroom with 4' bed.
Bathrooms: 1 with shower cubicle
Facilities: Welcome hamper, log fire, internet / WiFi, central heating, cooker, gas hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, flatscreen tv, DVD player, BBQ, private off street parking, private garden, bike storage
Sleeps: 3 +cot
Pets: Yes (£25 supplement)
Bed Linen: Provided
Cot and High Chair: Yes
"Great property, real get away from it all & switch off.
Would definitely recommend"
Jackie & Nick, Cumbria
"What a beautiful building and a stunning location. It’s well equipped and very comfortable.
It’s not possible to explain in words how magical it is. The views were inspiring and it was great to be away from light and noise pollution. Sheep, frogs and we were woken by owls!
Not far from Barmouth and Fairbourne. If you are going in peak season and you have a dog then head for Fairbourne as its not so restricited but also check out the Forestry Commission areas which are very close to the Lodge. As the temperatures increased, it was much better for the dogs to walk them in the shade of the woods.
We really didn’t want to come home."
Anna Stevenson, Manchester