3-Night Southern Snowdonia Self-Guided Walking Holiday

view from cadair idris
Duration: 3 nights
Type: Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade: 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
from £309pp £269pp

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.

Holiday Highlights

  • 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

Trip Notes

Trip notes are detailed, downloadable PDFs for each holiday.

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You're welcome to check in from 4pm onwards.


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. 


Dolserau Hall

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.

 

Need to know

Important Covid-19 steps we have taken for guest safety: Please Read

As we slowly reopen in the wake of the Coronavirus lockdown, our country house stays are set to be organised a little differently; extra steps have been taken to keep our guests, house teams and leaders safe while we return to action. We ask all our guests to respect the measures put in place.

Initially the overall capacity of the houses has been reduced. Guests must wear face coverings in public spaces. To adhere to social distancing guidelines, we have taken the necessary steps to space out furniture and seating in public areas. In addition, a one-way system will be in place around the house. Adequate signage will be displayed to support the direction of travel to be followed by guests and house teams.

As a temporary measure, we will not be servicing rooms during a stay. Extra tea, coffee, milk, and toiletries will be made available on request for all guests. It is recommended that guests bring their own toiletries for the duration of their stay. We have removed all non-essential and reusable items from our rooms for the meantime including cushions, hairdryers, bathrobes, bed throws, and printed materials to reduce the number of items that need to be disinfected. Hairdryers will be available on request. Clean towels will be available on request. We will though be increasing the frequency of cleaning in our public areas providing particular attention to frequently touched items including door handles and handrails.

For now, there is no cream tea on arrival day. We have also adapted our food offering to remove all buffets and open food items. Different sittings may be required for breakfast and dinner due to the occupancy and size of the house. Picnic lunches will now be pre-ordered the night before from an order form in the room. The bar in each country house will be open, and we will be offering a table service for drinks. At this time there is no, or only a very limited, evening social programme available. Outdoor swimming pools at those houses that have them will re-open throughout August, except at Freshwater Bay House, where the pool will remain closed for 2020. Indoor swimming pools will remain closed.

For more information and to see all the steps taken, visit our page on how house stays will be adapted.

Rooms

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 £15-25 per person per night. You can choose a specific room for an extra £30 per room, subject to availability. Upgrade supplements still apply.

Facilities

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

Accessibility

For accessibility and assistance information, please contact our expert team on 020 3974 8865

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All holidays are subject to availability. Prices are subject to change.
Prices based on two people sharing. Supplements may apply.
Non-member fee: £20 per person.

Holiday Prices

Date (Start - End) Nights Itinerary Price Status Trip Notes Book
2020
15 Aug - 18 Aug
3 Self-Guided £339 £314 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
22 Aug - 25 Aug
3 Self-Guided £339 £314 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
29 Aug - 01 Sep
3 Self-Guided £339 £314 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
25 Sep - 28 Sep
3 Self-Guided £319 £294 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
09 Oct - 12 Oct
3 Self-Guided £319 £279 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
16 Oct - 19 Oct
3 Self-Guided £319 £279 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
23 Oct - 26 Oct
3 Self-Guided £319 £279 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
30 Oct - 02 Nov
3 Self-Guided £295 £255 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
2021
19 Mar - 22 Mar
3 Self-Guided £309 £269 Save £40 Per Person Trip Notes Book Now
26 Mar - 29 Mar
3 Self-Guided £329 £289 Unavailable to Book Unavailable Trip Notes
02 Apr - 05 Apr
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09 Apr - 12 Apr
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16 Apr - 19 Apr
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30 Apr - 03 May
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07 May - 10 May
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28 May - 31 May
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04 Jun - 07 Jun
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11 Jun - 14 Jun
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25 Jun - 28 Jun
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02 Jul - 05 Jul
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09 Jul - 12 Jul
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16 Jul - 19 Jul
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23 Jul - 26 Jul
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30 Jul - 02 Aug
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06 Aug - 09 Aug
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13 Aug - 16 Aug
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20 Aug - 23 Aug
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27 Aug - 30 Aug
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03 Sep - 06 Sep
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17 Sep - 20 Sep
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24 Sep - 27 Sep
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01 Oct - 04 Oct
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08 Oct - 11 Oct
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15 Oct - 18 Oct
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22 Oct - 25 Oct
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Duration:
3 nights
Type:
Self-Guided Walking
Walking Grade:
1, 2, 3 & 4

3 nights from £309pp £269pp

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