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
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The property

A charming, mid-terrace 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.


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.


  • 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

Guest Reviews


    • “Wonderful,Charming Cottage”
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    • “We have just had a wonderful holiday in a Charming 18th Century Miner's Cottage. The owners Angie and Rich had thought of everything and even left for us a lovely Bara Brith Cake and a bottle of wine with a card wishing us a nice holiday. Tea, coffee, hot chocolate, milk even herbs and spices were supplied. It was very clean and the King size bed was very comfortable just what you needed after a climb up Snowdon!. The Cottage is very well Located and Tanygrisiau is very picturesque village with some wonderful walks to go on. All the Information for the walks and attractions in the surrounding area are all there for you to read in the cottage. You really don't want for anything. We were blessed with lovely weather and were able to do all we had planned to do. I have a feeling that we will be returning to this wonderful cottage as there is still so much to see and do!”

    Catherine L, Barrow Upon Soar, United Kingdom, June 2015

    • “Charming cottage in superb location for exploring Snowdonia”
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    • “The cottage was perfectly comfortable for two, well equipped and the welcome groceries a nice touch. The owners had left lots of local information and maps which encouraged us to take a walk from the cottage up the hill, to a deserted slate mining village, which was fascinating and a beautiful walk. Afterwards the cafe by the reservoir was a perfect place for brunch. There were shops and other facilities only a mile or so away and the cottage was in a perfect location for exploring the beautiful Snowdonia national park. We especially enjoyed Portmeirion, Snowdon, Conwy, the slate caverns and museum and the sandy beaches including Barmouth and Harlech”

    Judy P, Seaford, United Kingdom, July 2014

    • “Home From Home”
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    • “An excellent cottage in a quiet little village. Speaking to the owner for key arrangements was pleasant as she was very friendly and easy to talk to. The cottage is very welcoming, with a card, cake, a pint of milk in the fridge and even some treats for the dog. It has a very homely feel to it and is brilliantly equipped with everything you'll need for a stay there. The parking was decent, off road parking is a must for me so that was ideal. Overall highly recommended.”

    A FlipKey Verified Reviewer, Northants, August 2013

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    • “The cottage was comfy and cosy located in a quiet area although very central to the whole of Snowdonia and within easy reach of the coast. The cottage provided a welcome haven at the end of the day where we could cook a meal, relax and watch television whilst toasting our toes by the log fire. The scenery in the area is spectacular with many lakes and mountains, plenty to do and plenty to see.”

    Mrs Harris, Bilston, October 2015

    • “Liked everything, we had a wonderful holiday.”

    Mrs Lovett, Loughborough, June 2015

    • “You can walk out immediately from the cottage and access the mountains with stunning views of the Snowdonia range and down to the sea and can see all sides on a clear day. . The cottage had everything we needed and half the time I cooked from there. It was fitted out well and attractive to the eyes giving a homely feeling of comfortableness.. the owners had clearly thought thoroughly about every aspect and I found every question I had was answered”

    Mr Harris, Banbury, November 2014

    • “Absolutely fantastic cottage, the owners have gone out of their way to make this a home from home including everything you could think of possibly wanting and everything that probably didn't even enter your head! The wealth of information on the surrounding area was superb, we visit Snowdonia a fair amount and even we learnt about new walks near Ffestiniog that we'd never come across before, we barely went anywhere else this time as we had too much fun exploring. Without a doubt we will be returning to this cottage, just superb!”

    Miss Jones, Dunmow, October 2014

    • “Perfect location for what we enjoy doing. Very pleasant surroundings and excellent cottage.”

    Mr Wigmore, Great Waldingfield, September 2014

    • “It was an excellent location for visiting Snowdonia with amenities nearby. We loved the village and especially the walk up to the old deserted quarry village, and the reservoir with cafe nearby. The cottage was thoughtfully furnished and perfect for a couple.”

    Ms Pepper, Seaford, June 2014

    • “This is an excellent property which the website does not do justice to. This is a wonderful part of the world which this cottage is placed in a perfect spot to make the most of.”

    Mr Jones, Reading, April 2014

    • “The location was dramatic, with plenty of places to explore every day. The cottage was very comfortable and cosy to come back to at the end of each day.”

    Dr Smith, Walton-on-Thames, April 2014

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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.

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