A lovely mid-terrace cottage located in the village of Maentwrog.
This cottage offers an ideal base for exploring the area and appeals to families and friends wishing to spend time together.
The cottage has been comfortably furnished throughout with the spacious sitting room with a warming electric log-effect stove providing a great place for everyone to sit, chat and relax after a busy day walking and exploring.
The well-equipped kitchen has a spacious dining area with a relaxing reclining chair and patio doors with views extending towards the hillside.
Three spacious bedrooms with comfortable beds and a modern shower room complete this lovely holiday cottage.
Wander outside to the enclosed garden and relax in the sun with your morning coffee whilst planning the day ahead.
The surrounding area is fantastic for walkers, with Llyn Mair Nature Reserve only a few minutes’ away, a truly hidden gem with its beautiful lake and network of nature trails through ancient woodland which is a haven to birds and wildlife.
The lake is surrounded by mixed woodland that forms part of the extensive western Oakwood that comprises much of Coedydd Maentwrog, a designated Site of Special Scientific Interest.
After a busy day walking in the woods and mountains, you can amble along to the renowned Grapes Hotel, a 17th century coaching Inn, which is only a short stroll from the cottage and offers home-cooked food, good wines and cask conditioned ales.
Travel up towards Blaenau Ffestiniog which is only 3 miles away and home to Zip World Titan, the longest zip wire in Europe.
You can also visit Bounce Below and Zip Caverns, a subterranean system of trampolines and zip wires deep underground.
If you would like to explore the area by bike, there is the Antur Stiniog Mountain Bike centre with its variety of trails and, of course, don’t leave out the famous Ffestiniog Steam Railway which will take you to Porthmadog.
The Italianate village of Portmeirion is 5 miles away, together with historic castles and sandy beaches which are all only a short drive away.
There is so much on offer to keep you busy in the Snowdonia National Park, you’ll just have to come back to fit it all in!
Everything is within easy reach of this homely cottage which has something for everyone all year round.
About the location
Tan y Bwlch 0.5 miles; Blaenau Ffestiniog 3 miles; Penrhyndeudraeth 4 miles; Porthmadog 7 miles.
Maentwrog is a village and community in the Welsh county of Gwynedd, lying in the Vale of Ffestiniog just below Blaenau Ffestiniog, within the Snowdonia National Park. The River Dwyryd runs alongside the village, on the periphery and adds to the picturesque environment. The village has its own highly regarded traditional inn, the Grapes Hotel, well known for its food and atmosphere and the Oakeley Arms is also nearby. The scenic area around Maentwrog has many public footpaths plus the beauty spot of Plas Tan Y Bwlch and the Ffestiniog Steam Railway are also within a few miles. Nearby Plas Tan y Bwlch, substantially rebuilt during the 19th century by the Oakeley family on the site of a first house probably built in the early 17th century, overlooks the village. Plas Tan y Bwlch has its own halt - Plas Halt - on the Ffestiniog Railway, and nearby Tan-y-Bwlch railway station is the railway's principal intermediate station. Maentwrog means Twrog's stone and according to legend, a giant known as Twrog hurled a boulder from the top of a hill down into the settlement, destroying a pagan altar. This stone is said to be the one located in St Twrog's Church courtyard. It is said that if one rubs this boulder one is fated to return to the village in the future. The village settlement expanded in the 19th century to house workers from local slate mines. Within the village community is the imposing Plas Tan y Bwlch, home of the Snowdonia National Park Study Centre and former residence of the Oakeley family. A superb base from which to discover the Snowdonia National Park and all of North Wales.