Bwthyn Ger Afon (Riverplace Cottage)

Tanygrisiau near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales (Ref. 15039)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi
  • Rating

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  • Sleeps

    2

  • Bedrooms

    1

  • Bathrooms

    1

  • Pets

    Yes

The Property

A charming, mid-terraced character cottage, situated on a quiet residential lane, 200 yards from the Tanygrisiau Reservoir and the Ffestiniog Steam Train Station in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, in North Wales. A former miner's cottage overlooking fields and a stream, this lovely property has been thoughtfully converted and renovated to a very high standard and provides guests with a superb cottage offering style and warmth. This Tanygrisiau cottage features a delightful, cosy sitting room with a multi-fuel stove and an intimate, romantic dining area for enjoying your meals together. This lovely cottage in Tanygrisiau also has a well-equipped and fully-fitted kitchen, with all your needs catered for. The staircase opens directly into the spacious dreamy bedroom, where the sitting area and attractive cast iron fireplace complement the character of this wonderful holiday accommodation. This Tanygrisiau cottage affords quick and easy access to the many delights of Snowdonia and the coast, with its delightful mountains, lakes and reservoir walks on your doorstep, the start of the Ffestiniog steam railway to Porthmadog, and the superb downhill mountain bike tracks and trails in Blaenau Ffestiniog are not to be missed! With the castle at Harlech and the famous village at Portmeirion within 10 miles, plus beautiful sandy beaches all within easy reach, this is a wonderful holiday location for couples seeking a romantic break and a sightseeing holiday all year round.

Accommodation

One king-size double bedroom. Ground floor bathroom with double-ended bath, shower over, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove.

Amenities

Electric heating with multi-fuel stove in sitting room. Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Electric and starter pack for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Complimentary bottle of wine provided. Off road parking for 1 car opposite cottage, additional parking on first come, first served basis in allocated parking bay opposite cottage. Enclosed front and rear patio garden with garden furniture and chiminea. Two well-behaved dogs welcome (please bring own dog beds and towels). Sorry, no smoking. Shops 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile. Lakeside cafe 3 mins walk.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location

TANYGRISIAU

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 wind from northerly gales in the winter, and give the village a pleasant southerly aspect with relatively mild weather considering its location high in Snowdon. The village stands amongst some 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, 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.

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