“Had a lovely stay over Christmas ...”Had a lovely stay over Christmas 2016. The cottage had some decorations and we were even provided with a roasting tin for our turkey. The location and kitchen facilities were excellent, exactly what we were looking for! Whilst it didn't cause us a problem, the laminate floors and creaky doors were quite loud when other members of the party got up during up the night, this may disturb light sleepers but wouldn't stop me from staying there again.
- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
A warm and welcoming, terraced cottage situated in the pretty Welsh village of Tanygrisiau, just over a mile from the popular town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.
This is an ideal cottage for families or friends looking to explore all that this fabulous area has to offer.
Located on a residential lane set near stunning scenery and lakeside walks, this charming cottage provides homely accommodation and boasts an open fire in the sitting room, perfect for those cosier nights in.
The spacious kitchen with modern spotlighting is well equipped and offers a comfy dining area for those leisurely breakfasts, whilst planning your day ahead.
Three cosy bedrooms and a bathroom upstairs complete this delightful cottage.
Outside there is an enclosed front patio which enjoys a sunny aspect for most of the day and provides a nice area to sit and enjoy an early morning cuppa, whilst enjoying the surrounding countryside views.
There are an abundance of pretty walks to waterfalls and around lakes, cycle paths and mountain bike tracks, all available from the doorstep, making this a great family base.
For train enthusiasts the Ffestiniog Steam Railway is close by, and can be heard as it passes by behind the cottage.
Zip World Titan and Caverns, the longest 4-man zip in Europe, and Bounce Below, an underground trampolining experience, and the magnificent slate caverns at Llechwedd, are also nearby.
There really is something for everyone.
The North Wales coast is easily accessible too, and other attractions such as Portmeirion with its Italianate village and gardens, and many historic castles are just a short drive away.
Staying at this lovely cottage means you can enjoy exploring both coast and country at any time of the year.
Over three floors. Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second floor double, 1 x single. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with open fire.
- LPG central heating with open fire
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, slimline dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
- Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Roadside parking outside property
- Enclosed front patio with furniture
- One well-behaved pet welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1.3 miles
- Lakeside Cafe 3 mins walk
- Note: Restricted headroom in second floor bedroom
- Note: Second floor bedroom is accessed via steep, narrow stairs which are open to the bedroom, may not be suitable for children, the elderly or those with limited mobility
- Note: This cottage is close to the steam railway line and may experience some minimal associated noise.
About the location
Blaenau Ffestiniog 1.1 miles; Porthmadog 8 miles; Betws-y-Coed 15 miles; Beddgelert 16 miles.
Tanygrisiau, meaning "below the steps", refers to the stepped cliffs above this traditional Welsh village. The Moelwyn mountains protect the village from much of the northerly gales in the winter, and give it a pleasant southerly aspect with relatively mild weather considering its location high in Snowdon. The village stands amongst dramatic scenery, and Tanygrisiau is a good starting point for many walks, especially if your intention is to climb Moelwyn itself. Tanygrisiau was famous for its slate mining, producing a high quality black slate that was used across the world. Tanygrisiau railway station is on the famous Ffestiniog Railway, a narrow gauge railway built to carry slate from the mines down to the sea at Porthmadog; today it is a renowned tourist attraction providing stunning views on its trip to the coast. Only 1.1 miles away is Blaenau Ffestiniog, once the capital of slate quarrying and in the 18th century known as the "City of Slate". The town stands in an elevated, natural bowl amidst this mountainous region and has a good variety of shops and pubs, but is best known for its tourist attractions. One of the old quarries is now the renowned Llechwedd Slate Cavern. The famous narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway provides wonderful trips through spectacular countryside. Enjoy superb walks and bike trails at Coed-y-Brenin, one of the best mountain bike centres in Britain, as well as good climbing at the Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre, wonderful sandy beaches, or great fishing or golf. Visit delightful Betws-y-Coed, the Italianate Village at Portmeirion, or Bala, with its renowned white water rafting opportunities.
Note: Until the 3rd September 2016 this property is pet-free. From the 3rd September 2016 this property will accept one well-behaved pet.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute