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Hotel review: Wayside cottage, Snowdonia, Wales

One of the most luxurious ways to get away from it all – Wayside cottage in Snowdonia, from the Sheepskin collection, is perfect for relaxing by the fire or walking in the stunning scenery. And if you book before January 31, there's a special 20% discount for MyDaily readers.

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The USP: Country cottage with a large helping of cosy chic. Think faux fur rugs, log fire, B&W Zeppelin iPod docking station and stunning views out to the Aran mountains – and there's no mobile signal or internet so you can completely switch off and chill out.

Book it now if:
You want to escape. The snow just makes the Snowdonia scenery all the more spectacular, and with toasty Welsh wool blankets and central heating as well as the wood burner, you won't even feel a hint of cold. On a single track lane, the nearest village is almost two miles away, and apart from some inquisitive sheep you'll barely see anyone except the occasional passing farmer. There's hooded Sheepskin bathrobes to curl up in, two TV rooms with comfy sofas, a huge dining table and a proper kitchen so you barely need to leave.

Bedding down: The cottage sleeps six, with three bedrooms. Try to nab the double tucked away at the top of the cottage in the dark beamed eaves, with its own en-suite and views onto the hills. Downstairs there's another double room looking out to the valley, and a twin room with its own spectacular view, both sharing a bathroom. Each room is decorated slightly differently, but there's furry throws, soft blankets and comfy pillows in them all.

Feed me:
The last thing you want to do is start searching out a supermarket when you arrive at Wayside, so there's a welcome box in all the Sheepskin Collection cottages, including ground coffee, Ceylon teabags, plus extra virgin oil, Cornish sea salt and nibbles, such as Spanish Tortas de Aceite biscuits, garlic stuffed olives and French truffles. You can also order in tapas and meals from Jacobs & Field delicatessen – there's soup from Michelin-starred Sharrow Bay, traditional Italian pasta, and great winter comfort food like Duck leg confit. Everything comes with simple cooking instructions and tastes delicious. If the weather's good, there's a patio outside with table and chairs. Pick up some bread from Popty'r Dref Bakery in Dolgellau, a favourite of Rick Stein. Or a short drive away, Bwyty Mawddach restaurant near Dolgellau has a fantastic locally sourced menu – try the Welsh lamb.

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Easily bored: Before you arrive, Sheepskin prepares a local guide to the area, tailored to whatever you'd prefer to do. If you fancy staying in, one of the TVs has a DVD player and you can bring your own music if you have an iPod or iPhone. If you're only planning to venture out for food, they'll pick a set of places to eat, from the Red Lion in the nearby village Dinas Mawddwy to award-winning Penmaenuchaf Hall and if you want to explore the countryside, they'll select routes from Walking Britain whether you want a gentle two mile amble to hilltop castle ruins or a proper hike in the Aran mountains. The road by the cottage also leads to Bwlch y Groes mountain pass, the highest public road in Wales, and to Lake Vrynwy, if you'd rather appreciate the incredible views of the peaks and valleys in comfort – don't even think about doing it in the snow unless you've got 4WD though. And maybe not even then! Slightly further afield is Harlech castle.

What's the damage: Three nights costs from £560 before December 19 and from £720 in 2011, although shorter breaks are available. Book a stay in Wayside or any of Sheepskin's cottages sleeping four or more before January 31, 2011 to receive an exclusive MyDaily discount of 20% off the normal price. Just quote MyDaily when you book.

Point me in the right direction: Wayside (Tyn y Ffordd), near Dolgellau, Snowdonia, Wales (www.sheepskinlife.com/01865 764 087)