Coed y Brenin Accommodation

High up in fields near Dolgellau and near the Coed y Brenin biking trails. A comfortable, light and energy-efficient house.

March 30th 2021. All the school holiday weeks are booked but we have five other weeks still available in the April to September period. There is a list on the Booking a Stay tab.

As we understand the English rules, single households from England are likely to be able to visit the house after April 12th. Two households can share the property from May 18th. Restrictions may be fully lifted in June. The Welsh government will allow single households from Wales to stay from 27th March but has not yet indicated when it hopes multiple households can visit.

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.

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 people 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. More details.

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

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 for more details.

Maes-yr-eglwys-wen (MYEW)

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
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.

MYEW (99)
Main bedroom with en-suite bathroom behind
The patio, looking onto the French windows.
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 house seen from hills about a kilometre away, May 2020

Please ring Chris Goodall on +44 (0) 7767 386696 or write to if you have any questions or are interested in booking Maes yr Eglwys Wen (MYEW).