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Blaenau Ffestiniog 1.1 miles; Porthmadog 8 miles; Betws-y-Coed 15 miles; Beddgelert 16 miles.
Tanygrisiau, meaning "below the steps", referring 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 1.6 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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A charming, mid-terraced stone cottage on a quiet residential lane, overlooking the river and nearby fields, just a few minutes’ walk from the beautiful reservoir and popular steam train station in Tanygrisiau near Blaenau Ffestiniog in the Snowdonia National Park. Restored, decorated and furnished to provide delightful, homely holiday accommodation, this cosy Blaenau Ffestiniog cottage offers a living area with exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace housing a multi-fuel stove, a comfortable dining area, and a fully fitted, well-equipped kitchen area, meaning you have all you could need for a relaxing holiday in this lovely part of North Wales. Upstairs there are two bedrooms - a double and single, along with a shower room. Guests to this Blaenau Ffestiniog cottage will not be disappointed with the high standard and attention to detail taken to make this lovely holiday cottage a real home from home. Outside your North Wales holiday home is an enclosed rear courtyard with log store, and an enclosed gated front garden, a great spot to enjoy evening drinks after a day spent enjoying the wonderful scenery and numerous outdoor pursuits the area has to offer, plus a secure bike store is available. Enjoy mountain views, numerous unspoilt walks, activities such as canoeing and climbing at Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre and well-maintained bike trails at Coed-y-Brenin, one of the best mountain bike centres in Britain. Great for small families or for a romantic break, this Blaenau Ffestiniog cottage makes a delightful retreat for those wishing to get away from it all and enjoy this lovely part of North Wales.
Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single. Shower room with quadrant shower cubicle, basin and WC. Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove.
DuoHeat 'smart' electric radiators with multi-fuel stove in sitting area. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, flat screen combi TV/DVD with FreeSat, iPod dock, selection of DVDs, books and games. Fuel, power 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. Secure bike storage. Enclosed rear courtyard. Enclosed gated front garden with furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome (please bring own dog beds and towels). Sorry, no smoking. Shops 1.6 miles. Pub 20 mins walk. Lakeside Cafe 3 mins walk. Note: The arrival time at this property is 4pm, and guests are welcome to stay until 11am on departure day.
Previous visitors' comments about Bwthyn Afon (River Cottage):
Location was great for us, ideal for anyone looking to do the mountain biking trails. Lovely welcome gifts.
Ms Turner, Gravesend, March 2013
A great property, furnished and decorated to a high standard.
Miss Linger, Cambridge, March 2013
The area of Snowdonia is a beautiful location to base yourself, as there are so many accessible towns, villages and attractions to visit.
Mr Hall, Jarrow, October 2012
Lovely cottage, wonderfully equipped and met all of our needs.
Mr Coulson, Hertford, October 2012