Blaenau Ffestiniog 1.1 miles.
Dating from the 1850s, this traditional, stone-built, semi-detached cottage is tucked away from busy passing traffic, enjoying a quiet location next to a natural flowing hillside river, and close to the historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.
This cosy cottage is an ideal base for touring the Snowdonia National Park and provides comfortable holiday accommodation for a couple, friends or a family.
The cottage is adjacent to another cottage of historic interest, the former home of the celebrated poet John Cowper Powys.
Retaining some attractive original features and attributes, traditionally decorated in a homely style, this delightful cottage is full of charm and character, exposed stone, ledge and brace doors and an impressive inglenook fireplace houses a woodburner in the cosy sitting room, making it lovely and snug in the evenings during the cooler months, especially after a day on the mountains.
Towards the rear of the cottage is the kitchen, well-equipped and with a dining area, and the patio door takes you out to the patio area with picnic table, ideal for alfresco dining or early morning coffee.
Upstairs, you’ll find a cosy triple bunks room with a distant view of the Moelwyn mountains, and a well-appointed double room, where the relaxing sound of the running river makes that morning cuppa in bed a real treat!
Completing the cottage is a shower room with a rain shower.
Outside are terraced natural gardens, with shrubs and trees, including a patio area with a picnic bench and barbecue area overlooking the tumbling waters of Afon Du Bach, quite impressive after a heavy rainfall.
Steep stone steps lead up to a sun deck, which is a wonderful peaceful place to reflect and enjoy a glass of wine, relaxing to the sound of the river, and enjoying a sunny aspect which rounds off a day walking on the mountains perfectly.
There are numerous walks from the cottage and many hidden lakes waiting to be discovered with stunning views of Snowdonia to enjoy.
As well as a range of independent shops, tea rooms, cafes and restaurants, Blaenau Ffestiniog has so much more to offer.
There is something for everyone, whether you are seeking thrills at Zip World Titan (the largest zip zone in Europe), Zip World Caverns and Bounce Below (deep mine zip wires and the largest underground system of trampolines in the world!) or Antur Stiniogs world-class downhill tracks and trails.
For a more sedate day, visit Llechwedd Slate Caverns or venture on a journey on the Ffestiniog railway which takes you to Porthmadog and connects to the Welsh Highland railway for a truly unique experience.
Miles and miles of sandy beaches and historic castles are all within easy reach.
The Italianate village of Portmeirion is 20 minutes' away and your holiday won’t be complete without a visit to Snowdon.
Enjoy the drive and experience the majestic beauty of the Ogwen valley to Capel Curig and Llanberis on the way.
With Snowdonia on the doorstep, and Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula also within easy reach, this is a perfect cottage for a relaxing break, whatever the time of year.