A 2 bedroomed slate cottage
- english, Cantonese & written chinese
About Andrew Mok
We came on holiday for a week and ended up buying a place here! The village is so friendly and the walking is quite simply superb.
Andrew Mok purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Andrew Mok chose Corris
The place is so comfortable and there is so much to do in the local area.
What makes this Cottage unique
We have set it up quite literally as a “home from home” with everything that we consider essential. Please come and enjoy the comfort of our home. We would welcome your comments.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely stay at Trigfan
We (me, husband + kids 14 and 12) have had a great holiday staying at Trigfan. The house is homely and welcoming and is situated in a great place. We loved being in the centre of the village and we made good use of the friendly pub. We were spoiled for choice for things to do nearby. Our favourites we're climbing Cadair Idris, cycling to Barmouth from Dolgellau and visiting RSPB Ynys-hir. I would definitely recommend staying at Trigfan.
Had issues with this property.
The first night we had to change the bed lining before using the bed as we didn't think it had been changed, although the owner assured us it had.
The furniture was not very comfortable and no view out of the windows.
Lovely village, neighbours were very friendly great pub in village.
Would not return to this property.
We can assure any guests that the bedlinen and towels are always completely clean and fresh. As soon as Alan mentioned that the bed sheet was not to his satisfaction (although we are mystified because we washed and changed all the bedlinen personally) we offered to go in and change it straight away. He had already used the spare pile of clean towels/ bedlinen from our airing cupboard and did it already. We love our place and so did all previous guests . We are sorry that Alan is not returning, and we wish him well in future travels.
A beautiful cottage in a truly beautiful setting that made my daughter so very happy 🙂🙂🙂
A fantastically clean, homely, perfect cottage. We were happy, comfortable and felt immediately welcome and relaxed. The cottage has all you need including wonderfully hot water for baths 🙂🙂. Everyone in Corris was welcoming and friendly. My daughter and I had a truly memorable and magical stay.
A lovely, cosy and comfortable property in the quiet and friendly village of Corris.
We stayed at Trigfan during the October 2018 half term, with our two young boys, and had a wonderful time. The property was very clean, warm and had everything we needed to make our holiday enjoyable, definitely a home from home. The village of Corris is quiet and the locals extremely friendly and helpful. There are plenty of beautiful local walks direct from the doorstep and we also did some running and cycling locally too - lots to explore! The property is in a great location for exploring mid Wales. Highly recommend The Mawddach Trail, an 18 mile flat, family friendly, cycling route, through breathtaking scenery from Dolgellau to Barmouth. Also the Ceredigion Coast Path, a great walking treat! The Centre for Alternative Technology is a great day out, we all came away feeling inspired. Make sure you visit Idris Stores in Corris and try the 'Corris Grey' along with a blueberry scone, delicious! If you are a Parkrunner, the nearerst Parkrun is just 20 minutes away in Dolgellau, where I was made to feel very welcome. There's so much to do and see in the area we can't wait to return! Thank you Andrew for letting us stay in your lovely home.
We are so glad that you enjoyed staying in our cottage in our quaint friendly village. Please do visit again.
A cosy cottage in the heart of a characterful former mining town
From the moment we arrived, we were pleased we chose this cottage. It is quiet and charming, and set in the heart of a close-knit community of friendly, helpful people. It features well-thought-out furnishings, seating out front and out back, a good-sized bathroom and a very hot oven! The stairs internally and externally are steep; this is a property for the able-bodied. The double bed is very firm, not unlike one we slept on in Japan, restful and reassuringly solid. The owners and caretaker are a pleasure to deal with. Our family of four had a wonderful stay. Thank you for everything.
A very pleasant property in a charming hamlet
Nice property with a warm friendly atmosphere. Adam in the local shop came and introduced himself which was a nice touch, as were the waffles; and a very pleasant chatty neighbour next door too. Great base for walking and cycling. If you're a keen mountain biker and hiker you don't need me to tell you where to go - you'll find it. There's loads of forest trails, footpaths and quiet roads to get lost in - or cycle over route 8 to Barmouth and back along to Dolgellau via Creggenan Lakes. Same for hiking - the Cadair Idris range is fabulous but unless you're early there's usually other people about - whereas the surrounding peaks you invariably get to yourself. When my kids were kids we walked most all the walks in the 'Kittiwake' series of books that can be bought in the tourist centres which are great for introducing folk to the hundreds of public footpaths in the wider area if you're not so confident. An OS 1:25000 explorer map, compass and binoculars are advisable - binoculars to view the bird life and cast the horizon for those hidden stiles! www.mwis.org.uk for the mountain weather forecast.
Aberdovey is a lovely place but if you want to go on the beach then park around the corner and walk across the golf course to get away from the 'masses' - the sea is always warmer once you're in - and it's especially warm (relatively) on cold wet days and you can just about guarantee the beach will be deserted.
Back to the Trigfan - there is no covered storage area for bikes but there are steps down to a cellar at the front and I put our two mountain bikes (29'ers - you'll never go back to little wheels if you try one) in the space down there out of sight.
I see mention of the hard mattress in a review above - I expect there'll be future comments on it - my wife liked it but if I'm honest I wasn’t too enthused by it and prefer something a little softer after a day hiking.
I had no problems with the internet – I found I could bypass the installing ‘BT’ bit by accessing websites directly through google.
As for the telly being too small – we never turned it on!
Thanks - we had a great time in Trigfan
Tim and Karen
Thank you Tim and Karen for your nice review which describes our place pretty well. Thanks for looking after our place too. We do prefer our firm (but not too firm, ha ha) orthopaedic mattress and trust us, we have both got a medical degree, it is good for your back. Thanks again and please do stay at Trigfan again.
Nearby is Machynlleth, the nearest market town which is 10 minutes by car. The market day is Wednesday, with an emphasis on locally grown produce. There is a theatre, the Museum of Modern Art, many galleries and a number of book shops, including antiquarian. The Centre for Alternative Technology is even closer, and is a good place for children, as are both Kings Arthur's Labyrinth and Corris Craft Centre. Cadair Idris is about 15 minutes away. Aberdyfi (Aberdovey), the quiet seaside resort is only 15 miles away, and Snowdon is just under an hour away
If you like walking: Corris is situated only 2 miles south of the Snowdonia National Park, Cadair Idris is about 15 minutes away, Snowdon itself just under an hour away, and a plethora of superb walks start on your doorstep. There are also the two coastal paths, see “if you like the sea” below.
If you like food: the market in Machynlleth is Wednesday, with an emphasis on locally grown produce. Your hosts Adam and Andrew grow their own local vegetables and sell free range pork and eggs. Fresh fish is available from the market on Wednesday, or from Aberdovey.
If you like the sea: Aberdovey (Abertyfi in Welsh) is a delightful quiet seaside resort, and is only 15 miles away. The Welsh Coastal path runs through Machylleth, only 10 minutes away and the Ceredigion coastal path begins 22 miles away.
If you like trains: Corris steam railway is literally minutes away. There is also the Narrow Gauge Railway museum in Tywin
If you like wildlife: the RSPB reserve of Ynys –Hir is only 12 miles away
If you like mountain biking: nearby trails include Mach 1,2,3, Climach-X and the Holey Trail
If you like photography: not only do you have the Snowdonia National Park, but also the Mach Loop if you are interested in low flying fighting planes.
There is a bus service but transport mainly by car