Ty Kate

Tanygrisiau near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Wales (Ref. 12182)

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Cottage features

  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
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The property

A lovely stone-built, end-terrace cottage situated in the Welsh village of Tanygrisiau, just over a mile from the popular town of Blaenau Ffestiniog on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.

Renovated to a good standard and set near stunning scenery and lakeside walks, this charming Tanygrisiau cottage provides welcoming accommodation and boasts an open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen and a snug beamed sitting area with a woodburner.

Two cosy bedrooms, one of which is suitable for a child, plus a shower room complete the accommodation at this Tanygrisiau cottage.

An abundance of pretty walks, cycle routes and mountain bike tracks are available from the doorstep of this cottage in Tanygrisiau, whilst the Ffestiniog steam railway runs above the back of the terraced garden and stops within a 10-minute walk.

There are fantastic climbing and kayaking opportunities nearby, together with a choice of golf courses along the Cardigan Bay coastline, just 30 minutes' drive away.

A delightful North Wales cottage for a romantic getaway, whatever the time of year.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double (accessed from one side only), 1 x child's single (suitable for age 2-17 years). Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.


Electric central heating with woodburner. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Parking in free public car park 1 min walk away. Small enclosed terraced patio with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops 1.1 miles, pub 8 mins walk. Note: Child's single bed is 5'9" long. Note: There is no room for a cot in the bedrooms. Note: Patio is accessed by 5 steps. Note: This cottage is situated next to a steam railway line, some associated noise maybe heard.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

Guest Reviews


    • “Cozy cottage in an ideal setting.”
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    • “We fell in love with the place! The cottage is in a quiet, non-touristy area where you could start a hike right from the front door. Mount Snowdon is a short drive away and the steam train station is only a 25 mins walk into town. The cottage itself is cozy and full of everything you'll need. Its perfect.”

    Sarahelgie, London, United Kingdom, October 2015

    • “Just magical!!!!”
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    • “We stayed her for 3nights and I have to say..... It's beautiful. We were greeted with a welcome card, wine and chocolates (which we enjoyed next to the log fire ) Perfect location for exploring snowdonia in a quaint little town. The cottage is beautiful and the owners have thought about pretty much everything you could possibly need. We had a wonderful break away here and would recommend to everyone. The cottage is beautiful inside, it reminded me of a gorgeous little dolls house! I really am sad to be home:-(”

    Kayleigh M, Swindon, United Kingdom, June 2015

    • “Absolutely brilliant - 110% recommended!”
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    • “Without a doubt, the best cottage I've ever rented. Utterly idyllic, cosy, romantic - GORGEOUSLY fitted out with real taste and perfectly fitting its style. It has been stocked with absolutely everything you could possibly ever need or think of - from nail clippers to flasks, tupperwares, an impressive kitchenware range, books, DVDs, games etc. What really made it stand out though was the fact you got the impression the owners really cared about you having a good time. When we arrived (in the pouring rain and freezing cold!) we found that the fire had already been laid up for us, meaning all we had to do was light it (which was very welcome). They haven't cheaped out in kitting it out - it's all lovely, high quality stuff, even down to the cafetiere. And there was some truly lovely touches, like telling guests they are welcome to take home one of the books if they don't manage to finish it whilst on holiday, or a cross stitch piece if they made one. We truly couldn't praise it enough. For us the absolute icing on the cake was that we were rather delayed in exiting the cottage (due to an inordinate amount of stuff to pack into the car) and the owners didn't hassle us, or make us feel worse than we were already feeling - they kindly went for a spin round the block for half an hour until we were done, which was very gracious of them. It really was brilliant, and was a huge factor in us having a wonderful holiday!”

    Sarah H, London, United Kingdom, September 2014

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    • “We fell in love with the place! The location is perfect for walking etc. The cottage itself is cosy and has everything you need for a romantic or quiet time away.”

    Ms Elgie, London, October 2015

    • “I found the holiday very relaxing. I was delighted with the care and regard that the owner had put into making us welcome, I must say thank you. The cottage was cosy warm, very comfortable and the patio garden was delightful. The beds were a dream and so cosy. The standard was above excellent, a dream cottage. I hope to return again for another holiday here.”

    Mrs Richards, Todmorden, October 2015

    • “Liked the attention to detail, nothing more could have been there and there were lots of extras to make it a home from home. A delightful house.”

    Mrs Bunn, Stockton-on-Tees, September 2015

    • “We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this cottage enormously. It was so cosy and clean with everything we needed. It was also evident that the owners had gone to a huge amount of effort to make it nice. Very impressed and highly recommended.”

    Mr Smith, Skegness, July 2015

    • “A very well equipped and cosy cottage with a log burner, which was lovely to come back to after walking.”

    Mrs Glasspole, Reading, May 2015

    • “The area is incredible. The cottage is very close to some very stunning countryside.”

    Mr Carlisle, Colchester, April 2015

    • “Liked absolutely everything! This truly is a beautiful peaceful, friendly place and the owners could not have done any more to make our stay there more enjoyable! The log burner just made it! Romantic too!”

    Mrs Stone, Northampton, December 2014

    • “Ty Kate was charming and location was fabulous! We didn't need to use the car much as we mostly either walked or caught the Ffestiniog railway from Tanygrisiau station. The lake side cafe proved very useful! We live in an old cottage and have come home full of ideas for decorating!”

    Mrs Hireson, Bristol, September 2014

    • “A fantastic little cottage which was very nicely decorated, furnished and equipped. Owners had clearly gone to a lot of effort and had added some lovely touches. We had a perfect week with tons of walking and sightseeing, a fantastic area for outdoor activities and industrial history fans! We very highly recommended this cottage.”

    Mr Anthony, Didcot, August 2014

    • “Loved the setting and surrounding area. Very cosy cottage added to the overall experience.”

    Mr Ross, Crook, August 2014

    • “Lovely cosy cottage, fabulous open fire and wonderfully comfy, clean beds.”

    Mrs Tong, Hull, August 2014

    • “This cottage was exactly what we wanted and more than met our expectations, the bottle of wine and the chocolates were a very welcome gesture. This cottage is highly recommended for two adults and a child, the outside seating area was delightful and we made full use of it especially when the little train was going by, this started at about 12 noon and was once an hour until 5pm, if we come back to this area we will book it again. 5star all the way.”

    Mr Anderson, Llanelli, August 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 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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