Coed y Brenin Self-Catering Accommodation

Are you looking for accommodation near Coed y Brenin? Stay in a luxurious, light and energy-efficient holiday cottage high up in fields near Dolgellau and the Coed y Brenin mountain bike trails.

Booking availability

As of 26th May 2021, all the school holiday weeks are booked but we have some limited availability in June and September. Find a list of available dates on the booking a stay page.

COVID-19 update

As we understand the English rules, single households from England are able to visit the house after 12 April. Two households can share the property from 3 May under the Welsh rules but the maximum number of adult guests appears to be six. Restrictions may be fully lifted in June.

As in 2020, all payments and deposits will be repaid in the event of travel or other restrictions. The house is intensively cleaned between holiday tenants and laundry is professionally washed at high temperatures.

Holiday accommodation near Coed y Brenin in the Snowdonia National Park

Maes-yr-eglwys-wen (The Field of the White Church in Welsh, or MYEW) is a holiday house about 4 miles north of Dolgellau in the Snowdonia National Park, accommodating up to 6 adults and 2 children in four bedrooms.

The property is half a mile from the nearest house and is reached on a private track. Numerous local walks and cycle trips can be made from the door. Those wanting complete isolation can find it here. Read more details about this idyllic Welsh holiday cottage.

Contact Chris Goodall on +44 (0) 7767 386696 or chrisgoodall2@gmail.com if you have any questions or are interested in booking the house.

A sunny view of the fields surrounding this Coed y Brenin holiday accommodation at Maes-yr-eglwys-wen.
Maes-yr-eglwys-wen, May 2020.

MYEW sits alone in fields forming a large clearing high in the Coed y Brenin forest, best known for its world-famous mountain bike trails. The spectacularly beautiful Mawddach estuary is 15 minutes away by car and sandy beaches a little further. All the adventures of Snowdonia – described by Lonely Planet as one of the top 10 holiday locations in the world – are within reach.

Recently refurbished, the house is very well-equipped and comfortable, something all our visitors note. There is an electric car charging point at the house. Prices range from about £650 to £1,350 a week, depending on season. We welcome weekenders in the autumn and winter periods. Unfortunately we cannot accept pets because the house is surrounded by a sheep field.

Full details of availability are available on the bookings page.  We can sometimes move bookings around if the week you require is not available.

Ring us on +44 (0) 7767 386696 or write to chrisgoodall2@gmail.com for more details.

Modern Welsh accommodation in Coed y Brenin forest park

The rear of the holiday cottage gives easy access to the Coed y Brenin mountain bike trails.
The house seen from the rear.

Originally built by the Forestry Commission in the 1920s, Maes-yr-eglwys-wen was without vehicular access or electricity until 2013. Over the period August 2013 to May 2014 our wonderful builders created a light, tranquil and comfortable house, transforming the original cottage. An oak-clad extension with a vaulted roof now provides a large living and kitchen area, warm and light throughout the year, and the house has been completely renovated, redecorated and refurnished. The surrounding garden has been landscaped and French windows from the new extension open onto a sheltered south-facing patio.

The dining and sitting areas of this Snowdonia self-catering holiday cottage has enough room for up to 6 adults and 2 children.
The main living room, taken from the kitchen area.

The house has four bedrooms (three with king-size or double beds, one with twin beds) and two bathrooms, one of which is en-suite. There’s also a separate toilet.

We are about half a mile from the nearest property and a couple of hundred yards from the public road. So there’s no noise or background light. On a clear evening you can stand outside the house and watch as many stars as you are ever likely to see in the UK. Deer can sometimes be spotted in the evening, bounding gracefully in the fields and forest surrounding the house and feeding on leaves and grass, while at dawn and dusk you can hear owls calling.

The main bedroom and en-suite bathroom - one of four bedrooms in this holiday cottage in Wales.
Main bedroom with en-suite bathroom behind.
Coed y Brenin accommodation with south-facing outdoor terrace and energy-efficient solar panels.
The terrace area, looking into the main room.

That doesn’t mean Maes-yr-eglwys-wen is remote. It’s about 15 minutes to the nearest market town. Dolgellau has supermarkets, a Boots, banks, restaurants, cafes and pubs. And, thanks to the miracles of satellite, the house has access to all modern media, including a full range of TV and radio channels, wi-fi and a phone. Water comes from a borehole drilled over 100 metres down into the volcanic rocks underneath the cottage.

We’ve made the house as warm, comfortable and energy-efficient as possible. So along with the solar panels, thick insulation on the old walls and air-tight new living room, we’ve put in a wood pellet stove that blazes away in winter and heats both house and water throughout the year. We provide a full range of eco-friendly cleaning materials and recycled toilet paper.

The house is surrounded by grazing land and has a small private garden for children to play in. The garden area isn’t huge but extends right around the house.

Maes-yr-eglwys-wen is high up in Snowdonia National Park. The sun doesn’t shine all the time – and we’ve included some photographs that show overcast weather – but even in heavy rain the house is light and welcoming. We think this is an idyllic place to stay. If you need any more information, please do get in contact with us.

The Maes-yr-eglwys-wen holiday cottage is surrounded by the Coed y Brenin forest park and MTB trails in the Snowdonia National Park in north-west Wales.
The house seen from hills about a kilometre away, May 2020.

Please ring Chris Goodall on +44 (0) 7767 386696 or write to chrisgoodall2@gmail.com if you have any questions or are interested in booking Maes-yr-eglwys-wen (MYEW).