Guest testimonials

Some recent comments from guests:

L and W families (January 2022)

Just wanted to let you know that we had a great stay at Maes yr Eglwys Wen. It was a lovely place to stay and the work you have done to extend it was fantastic.

We all intend to return for another break there!

G+D+M+T+M (December 2021)

It was a very good place to stay for Christmas and have a good restart from busy London. THANK YOU for your hospitality. Best wishes from Lithuanians who live in London.

R (aged 10, October 2021)

It was very welcoming and very comfortable. The views were magnificent and majestic and in the night the sight of the beaming stars was amazing.  It was wonderful.

N (aged 5, October 2021)

I love Wales.

F,M,E and F (October 2021)

We’ve had a wonderful few days sere – perfect place for a ‘reset’. We’ve visited the waterfalls and Harlech. The area is beautiful  & so peaceful and relaxing. The house is perfect. So happy we came.

LCC (June 2021)

What a treat to see everything in the sunshine! Thank you for another wonderful stay in this beautiful house.

R+J+M (June 2021)

Fantastic cottage. Lovely location. We had great night sky. Enjoyed our cycle trails, National Trust trails, Harlech Beach and Snowdon. Great food at Bistro in Barmouth. Would definitely return to explore more of Snowdonia.

LP (September 2020)

We had a really good time. Thank-you. Lovely part of the world and amazing cottage.

MR and family and friends (August 2020)

‘Lovely to spend a week of the most glorious weather in such a wonderful setting…. We love your cottage – we’ll definitely be back’

(Lockdown: March-July 2020)

Mark and friends. (February 2020)

Fantastic location to explore and experience the world-class mountain biking trails. Great place for 5 riders and 1 walker to prepare and recover. (Personally, loved the sheets). Thank   you.

KH (December 2019)

Thank you for yet another wonderful holiday at this fab cottage! We had a lovely relaxing break.

Thank you also for organising the Christmas tree! As we didn’t think it was going ahead it was a lovely surprise!

I am always very impressed by the standard of the fixtures and fittings and the extremely well stocked kitchen implements in this cottage that made cooking the Christmas lunch a treat.

DC (August 2019)

Amazing cottage in the middle of the forest. Very peaceful. Cosy and warm, and equipped with everything you could possibly need. 

Great walks and rides from the front door, and your own outdoor wild swim pool about a mile away too…

Alice (June 2019)

Another fantastic weekend at the cottage, thank you! 

Hannah (October 2018)

We loved the house, great location and made our family mountain biking weekend a success!

In fact, we would like to book for the same weekend next year if it’s free.

Zack (June 2018)

I stayed at your cottage at the weekend with friends mountain biking…. got to say we loved the accommodation everything was top notch and the location was fantastic, so nice being away from everything… we would definitely recommend and would definitely stay there again.

Pete (June 2018) 

Thank you very much, what an amazing property. We had so much fun.

Vanessa (May 2018)

Just wanted to say thankyou. We had a wonderful holiday at the cottage which was perfectly equipped and in an amazing location. Will definitely stay again in the future!

Mitesh (March 2018)

Thank you for the slightly extended stay. We had a lovely weekend. Thanks again!

Shaji (January 2018)

It was a wonderful holiday. The cottage is very beautiful and well maintained. We had a great time.

Kevin (November 2017)

Great house in a fantastic location, well off the beaten track. Very well presented property with lots of nice little touches on arrival including some Welsh cakes and prosecco. Loads of space throughout and high standard of finish, we are already looking to book again

Rosy (September 2017)

A wonderful week, A special place in an amazing setting. Days spent in the forest, conquering Snowdon (just under and hours drive away), Zipwiring and horse riding. There is so much to do in this part of Wales whatever the weather, I would highly recommend. We loved the house and will definitely return.

Dawn (June 2017)

An incredible gem of a find! What a wonderful base for trail running and mountain biking for two families with active boys. Being in the middle of nowhere was an appeal and it didn’t disappoint!

The cottage has everything and more, with little extra touches of welcome wine and Welsh biscuits. We will absolutely be back!

Rebecca (May 2017)

We loved the cottage and had a brilliant weekend.  We love mountain biking and this location was spot on. We’ve been to Coed before but never been able to cycle from the door.

Plus it was an amazing location. Hearing the cuckoos and seeing redstarts a definite highlight.

I’m sure we’ll be back

Andrew (May 2017)

We had another great week at MYEW, thanks! 

All being well we will be in touch later in the year for 2018.’

Dave and family (November 2016)

Thanks so much for the use of the house, it was amazing, what a great location and what a great house!

Jackie and Brian (October 2016)

Thank you for a lovely week at Maes yr Eglwys Wen. The house was spotless when we arrived. It really is in a perfect location. The wood pellet boiler works amazingly well, we have never been so warm! The bike trails on the doorstep have been a huge hit, we are all going home exhausted. We would love to return soon

Matthew Miles (April 2016)

Thank you for giving us the chance to stay in such a beautiful tranquil cottage. We were in awe of the detail, finish and location, so much so that we decided to stay in and cook each night. Myew is perfectly situated for those wanting to go mountain biking at Coed-Y-Brenin with direct access to some of the trails. We will be looking to book again for same time next year.

Andy and Karen (April 2016)

What an awesome place. Luxury accommodation in a fantastic setting. Three very happy mountain

bikers – it could not be better located – albeit it is a grind back up the hill at the end of a long day at
Coed y Brenin. Cannot rate the facilities high enough!

Bryan (during the storms of December 2015)

Despite the weather we have all had a wonderful time at your cottage. We have been delighted with the cottage and we feel the photos in your advert do not do it justice, it is far more spacious than we thought it would be. We would love to come back some time in the summer so we will be looking to book again

Jo from Shropshire

I just wanted to say it was an absolute pleasure to stay at your house.  Phil and I over the years have rented many houses for weekends/weeks away and we both completely agree that Maes-Yr-Eglwys is probably the best we have stayed in.  Not only was the location perfect (the drive to it through the forest is really quite something) but the house itself is really great.  You really have thought of everything as it is so comfortable, very warm! and really well equipped we kept walking around saying “I really like that” and “what a lovely touch”!!!!!  Phil was even looking up pellet stoves on the internet on Friday night………..

November 2015


Fantastic location with plenty to do for all ages. Spectacular walks very close to the house. Property was well equipped and very clean. Would love to go again.

August 2015

Jeroen from Belgium

I’ve stayed for one week at this beautiful property with 5 persons. We had a mountain bike holiday and used the house as our base to get to know the spectacular bike trails of North Wales. Big advantage is that the property is located at 200 meters from the famous Dragon’s Back trail of the Coed-y-Brenin bike park.

The house is equipped with all the things hungry bikers need when returning home – a hot shower, a fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds, enough storage space, washing machine, dryer and a few nice spots to hang out and have a after ride beer, enjoying the great view. We were there in the beginning of June with exceptionally beautiful weather and we even had a barbecue with 6 other persons during the week – so we seated 11on the terrace (luckily not too many midges). Thanks Chris for having us at your beautiful holiday home.   June 2015

Very happy with an amazing space, with such attention to detail. Eight family members all agreed very high standards throughout. May 2015

Gorgeous house, very well equipped; used the walks and bike trails straight from the door. Lovely and warm to come back and relax. Night walks in the silence and watching the hundreds of stars – beautiful. Thank you!  February 2015

‘We were a group of 6 adults and our stay at this beautiful cottage exceeded our expectations. The location and the layout of the property was brilliant. All the furniture specially the appliances were newish and easy to use. The showers were very good.

Will strongly recommend others to visit.’ November 2014

‘Anyone looking for peace and quiet would have to go to a Hebridean island to beat Maes Yr Eglwys yet  it’s only about 15 mins to Dolgellau. Very comfortable house and roomy enough for us and our 6 children’ . October 2014

‘We had a great time. The facilities were excellent, the kitchen equipped with everything we needed. We had a wonderful family holiday, enjoyed the forest and Dolgellau.’ October 2014

‘The property is lovely and very well equipped’. September 2014