Greystones is a delightful 18th century stone-built cottage, part of the owners' main house but completely private, situated in the village of Maentwrog, three miles from the impressive town of Blaenau Ffestiniog.
Ideal for a couple, the friendly owners' are close by, and are always on hand to help should you need them, however privacy is always respected.
Renovated in a contemporary style, yet retaining much original character, this quality cottage boasts attractive, slate flagstone floors, while the welcoming sitting room features a beautiful inglenook fireplace with an electric woodburner-effect stove.
Outside there's an enclosed patio, from where you can enjoy a glass of wine, along with enjoying the views from this romantic retreat.
The village of Maentwrog is situated alongside the River Dwyryd and has a traditional inn (The Grapes) that's known for it's good food.
Walks and cycle routes can be enjoyed from the doorstep, and the Ffestiniog Steam Railway is close by.
Enjoy outdoor pursuits such as canoeing and climbing at Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre, discover the magnificent slate caverns at Blaenau Ffestiniog or visit bustling Porthmadog with its individual shops, inviting eateries and colourful marina.
With the enormous beach at Black Rock Sands, the picturesque Bodnant Gardens and the majesty of Mount Snowdon, all within easy reach, this cottage is the perfect, all year round holiday retreat.
Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 953826, together they sleep 8.
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.