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2 Waterloo Cottage

Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 938546)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Mr Gosling

    “This charming cottage oozed coziness and character.”

    It is the perfect base from which to explore the local town, countryside and wider region. ...

    It is the perfect base from which to explore the local town, countryside and wider region. Inside, as well as being welcoming and warm, it was well equipped with the owners thoughtfully anticipating anything you might need to make your stay go smoothly (hair-dryer, coffee-maker for example), and providing a folder full of useful info. I slept in the 'blue elephant' room and had the best night's sleep for about a year, the bed was super comfy. We spent a few enjoyable evenings on front of the (huge!) log fire too in the living room. Outside, it is located next to a waterfall, which was enchanting, and only a few minutes walk up the lane at the back takes you into remote countryside for excellent explorations of the slate and granite hills behind. It is also only about 10 mins or so from the centre of town on foot, handy for local shops and provisions. It's the perfect warm, cosy and lovely place to re-charge and chill out :-)

    - Mr Gosling, October 2020

The property

Blaenau Ffestiniog 1.1 miles.

Dating from the 1850s, this traditional, stone-built, semi-detached cottage is tucked away from busy passing traffic, enjoying a quiet location next to a natural flowing hillside river, and close to the historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.

This cosy cottage is an ideal base for touring the Snowdonia National Park and provides comfortable holiday accommodation for a couple, friends or a family.

The cottage is adjacent to another cottage of historic interest, the former home of the celebrated poet John Cowper Powys.

Retaining some attractive original features and attributes, traditionally decorated in a homely style, this delightful cottage is full of charm and character, exposed stone, ledge and brace doors and an impressive inglenook fireplace houses a woodburner in the cosy sitting room, making it lovely and snug in the evenings during the cooler months, especially after a day on the mountains.

Towards the rear of the cottage is the kitchen, well-equipped and with a dining area, and the patio door takes you out to the patio area with picnic table, ideal for alfresco dining or early morning coffee.

Upstairs, you’ll find a cosy triple bunks room with a distant view of the Moelwyn mountains, and a well-appointed double room, where the relaxing sound of the running river makes that morning cuppa in bed a real treat!

Completing the cottage is a shower room with a rain shower.

Includes a patio area with a picnic bench and barbecue area overlooking the tumbling waters of Afon Du Bach, quite impressive after a heavy rainfall. Steep stone steps lead up to a sun deck, which is a wonderful peaceful place to reflect and enjoy a glass of wine, relaxing to the sound of the river, and enjoying a sunny aspect which rounds off a day walking on the mountains perfectly.

There are numerous walks from the cottage and many hidden lakes waiting to be discovered with stunning views of Snowdonia to enjoy.

As well as a range of independent shops, tea rooms, cafes and restaurants, Blaenau Ffestiniog has so much more to offer.

There is something for everyone, whether you are seeking thrills at Zip World Titan (the largest zip zone in Europe), Zip World Caverns and Bounce Below (deep mine zip wires and the largest underground system of trampolines in the world!) or Antur Stiniogs world-class downhill tracks and trails.

For a more sedate day, visit Llechwedd Slate Caverns or venture on a journey on the Ffestiniog railway which takes you to Porthmadog and connects to the Welsh Highland railway for a truly unique experience.

Miles and miles of sandy beaches and historic castles are all within easy reach.

The Italianate village of Portmeirion is 20 minutes' away and your holiday won’t be complete without a visit to Snowdon.

Enjoy the drive and experience the majestic beauty of the Ogwen valley to Capel Curig and Llanberis on the way.

With Snowdonia on the doorstep, and Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula also within easy reach, this is a perfect cottage for a relaxing break, whatever the time of year.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x triple bunks (queen size below, single on top)
  • Shower room with quadrant shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven with ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for woodburner available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first serve basis
  • Patio and sundeck with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 12 mins walk, pub 2 min walk
  • Note: There are approx
  • 15 steep uneven steps to the elevated sun deck and so they may not be suitable for the infirm or young, unsupervised children
  • Note: River close to cottage and so dogs and children should be supervised at all times
  • Note: Owner would like short breaks to be 3 nights minimum
  • Bookings cannot start on a Saturday, Sunday or Monday

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Porthmadog 11 miles.

The fascinating old slate town of Blaenau Ffestiniog is situated in a superb position for exploring the Snowdonia National Park. There is a good selection of shops, pubs and places to eat. The main local attractions include Zip World Slate caverns, the longest zip line in Europe and fastest in the world, this is a great underground adventure. The slate mines - where visitors can take enthralling underground trips to see mining as it was done in days gone by - and the famous narrow gauge Ffestiniog mountain railway which runs for 13 miles through the Snowdonia National Park to the harbour town of Porthmadog. Nearby is Portmeirion village, famous for its architecture and the film set of the cult TV series The Prisoner, plus local beaches, suitable for children, are within easy driving distance.

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Note: Owner would like short breaks to be 3 nights minimum

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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