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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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This attractive, mid-terraced cottage, formerly the village inn, is set in the village of Tanygrisiau, less than one mile from the centre of Blaenau Ffestiniog, in the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. Offering comfortable accommodation throughout, this Tanygrisiau cottage has a woodburning stove in the sitting room, a well-equipped, fitted kitchen and a separate dining room with a feature fireplace. Upstairs there are three welcoming bedrooms, consisting of two doubles and a bunk room, along with a bathroom. To the rear of this Tanygrisiau cottage is a steep terraced garden, where you’re able to admire superb views over the rooftop towards Moel Yr Hydd and the river running alongside the road. From the front door you can see steam trains setting off down the valley, and a 10 minute walk away is the Tanygrisiau railway station and café where you can join the trains on their journey to Porthmadog. Surrounded by the glorious Snowdonia Mountains, this Tanygrisiau cottage is a haven for outdoor adventurers, with numerous public footpaths in the area, world-renowned mountain bike tracks, and excellent white water rafting on local rivers. With easy access to Snowdon and the coast, this Tanygrisiau cottage provides a great base for couples and families alike.
Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x adult bunks. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with woodburning stove.
Electric storage heaters, with additional heating from woodburning stove in sitting room. Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, broadband. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car opposite property. Steep terraced garden to rear with patio, decking and furniture. Two well-behaved pets welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 3 mins walk, pub 6 mins walk. Note: There are steep steps to the rear terrace, therefore children need to be supervised. Note: There is a single track steam railway line across the lane from the cottage meaning occasional noise may be audible when steam trains pass during the day.
Previous visitors' comments about Llais Afon:
Nice house in a good location. Close to the local narrow gauge railways.
Mr Kirk, Godalming, October 2012
Very welcoming atmosphere in the cottage. Appreciated nice, homely touches. Towels included.
Miss Barker, Loughborough, August 2012