Enjoy a break in Snowdonia, Wales with the walking experts; we have all the ingredients for your perfect Self-Guided Walking Holiday. Our Victorian 4-star Country House, Dolserau Hall, idyllically situated in peaceful rolling countryside, is geared to the needs of walkers and outdoor enthusiasts. Enjoy hearty local food, detailed route notes and an inspirational location from which to explore Snowdonia.
- Head out on any of our walks to discover the varied beauty of Snowdonia on foot
- Admire panoramic valley, lake and river views from slopes and peaks
- Use our Discovery Point, stocked with maps and walks directions for exploring the local area
- Enjoy magnificent Snowdonia mountainscape scenery
- Look out for wildlife, find secret corners and learn about Welsh history
- A relaxed pace of discovery in a sociable house
- Discover what makes the Snowdonia so special from the sweeping valleys to the rocky peaks
- Evenings in our country house where you can share a drink and re-live the day’s adventures
You're welcome to check-in to your room from 2:30 p.m. onwards (upgraded rooms from 1 p.m.) Please join us for afternoon tea.
Our easiest routes, allowing plenty of time to savour the magnificent mountain landscapes. All our walk notes suggest the best places to stop, great pubs, and tea rooms.
- Black Waterfalls - 1 mile
- Castell-y-Bere - 1 mile
- Llandanwg Beach - 1 mile
- Mawddach Viewpoint - 1 mile
- Torrent Walk - 2 miles
- Coed-y-Brenin Waterfalls - 2 miles
- Dolgoch Falls - 2 miles
Some longer walks on valley and lakeside paths, plus a few of the easier hills. Experience the true flavour of Snowdonia as you follow these varied routes.
- Brithdir & Torrent Walk - 4 miles
- Barmouth Bridge - 4 miles
- Bird's Rock - 5 miles
- Blue Lake & Fairbourne - 5 miles
- New Precipice Walk - 6 miles
- Abergynolwyn & Castell-y-Bere - 6 miles
- Arthog Waterfalls & Blue Lake - 7 miles
For those who love the high mountains. Expect some rough paths as you head to some of these famous summits, but there are plenty of rewards when you reach the top.
- Llanfachreth & the Precipice Walk - 12 miles
- Cadair Idris via the Pony Track - 5 miles
- Cadair Idris via the Minffordd Path - 7 miles
- Aran Benllyn - 7 miles
- Cadair Idris via Llyn-y-Gadair - 8 miles
- The Arans - 10 miles
Enjoy a leisurely breakfast before making your way home.
Walkers in the know head to southern Snowdonia to uncover one of Wales’ best-kept secrets. Stood in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, just a couple of miles from the attractive market town of Dolgellau, Dolserau Hall makes a superb base for getting off the beaten path. The tranquillity of the location wraps around you. A smart country house with breathtaking views from every room, attractive gardens and vistas that stretch across the valley to the summit of Cadair Idris, you’re surrounded by rural inspiration. Depending on what mood strikes, explore the Rhinogs, take on a classic ridge walk with great views, set foot on the Mawddach Trail or follow the coast to Harlech, where the eponymous medieval castle stands on a wonderful position overlooking the sweeping sands of Cardigan Bay. Croeso I Cymru, as they say around here.
Tea & coffee-making facilities, TV, Hairdryer, Toiletries, Wi-Fi
Stay in the smartly presented rooms in the main house or in one of the handful of bedrooms in the converted coach house close by. With 23 rooms, Dolserau Hall has plenty of space and there’s a range of Good and Better Rooms to choose from. Enjoy the extra space of Room 1 and soak luxuriously in the tub that comes with the room, or watch the light change outside from the comfort and privacy of the sofa in front of the large picture window in Room 5.
All ‘Good’ rooms are ensuite and furnished to a high standard. There are also several ‘Better’ Rooms that are either larger or have a desirable view, a more luxurious mattress, larger television, enhanced toiletries and a fluffy bathrobe & slippers – upgrade your stay for just an extra £15-20 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.
Free Wi-Fi, boot room and drying room, extensive garden, lounge bar, library and board games to borrow
After a day rambling over the slopes of the Rhinogs or summiting a cracking peak, come back to the house and its specially tailored walkers’ facilities. Wander through the Coach House garden and admire the far-reaching views. Settle into the lounge bar and sink into the comfy leather sofas here. Grab a book or a board game and make yourself comfortable.
Food & Drink
As at all our country houses, holidays are full board, from afternoon tea served as a welcome treat through that evening’s meal to a hearty breakfast on the day of departure. Lunch is a chance to stock up on our famous picnic snacks. Food at Dolserau Hall is varied and tasty and has a strong emphasis on ingredients from the area and seasonal produce. Once a week the dining room hosts a Local Food Night, when, over a sociable evening, you might try a six-course feast of regional flavours. Look out for highlights including Cawl Cennin, a leek and potato broth, smoked haddock with Welsh rarebit and lava bread and Welsh lamb Wellington. If you’ve space, tuck into a slice of Monmouth Pudding, a great old-fashioned desert of breadcrumbs, fruit, cream and meringue
For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865
All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £10 per person.
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25 Sep - 27 Sep
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