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Carreg Lwyd

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Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

4.7

Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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63 Customer Reviews

  • "Standard of cleanliness and comfort of the cottage was amazing."

    Felt like home from home. Central to the majority of activities and attractions. Would highly recommend and would definitely stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Feb 2024

  • "The cottage was warm, welcoming and had everything we needed."

    The level if cleanliness was excellent and the instructions on how to use the cooker, boiler etc were very clear. The directions to get us there were easy to follow.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2023

  • "Everything great bar the parking didn't know there was no outside parking."

    Cozy cottage heating and fire awesome and a good range of entertainment dvds and now tv for all. Good for your dog enclosed rear garden. Lovely little cottage with good communication from the owner.

    Reviewed by James4.1Oct 2023

  • "Just come back from a four night stay here and it was home from home, beautiful cottage with everything you could need."

    Fantastic base to explore Snowdonia. Would definitely recommend and will hopefully get the chance to return. Thank you Helen. Jamie and Stanley dog

    Reviewed by Jamie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Just come back from staying 4 days in this lovely cottage."

    Very clean and had everything we needed. The instruction/information pack left by the owner was fantastic. Ideal cottage to use as a base, if exploring the surrounding area. Our only feedback, was when taking our dog out at night to go to the toilet, the back garden steps were narrow and steep,with no lighting or handrail. Apart from that, we would definitely stay there again, and recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Sep 2023

  • "This little cottage was perfect for our stay."

    It was cosy, clean & fully equipped for our needs. There were plenty of fresh clean towels, toilet rolls,hand soap,sanitiser,washing up liquid & even some tea/ coffee & sugar sachets to get us started. Plenty of books & dvds & Now tv for those quiet days in. The cottage did get a bit chilly in the morning & evening but warms up very quickly & stays warm when you put the fire or heating on for 10 mins. The co op/ Morriston & chip shop to name a few are within walking distance as is the train station. Or Porthmadog where you will find a large tesco is only 20 minite drive.. we spent our week in Bleanau alternating between days out & staying in & it was perfect. Can't thank Helen enough for letting us stay in your home.

    Reviewed by Tania5.0Aug 2023

  • "First of all wrong address sent by owner sat nav took us an hour away from correct address."

    House is in the middle of run down properties in a run down village. The house smells of dog and damp , carpet is stained and dirty, garden is a death trap as too is walking out the front door onto the main road. We were offered £40 discount off of another £350 rental from syke cottages which is no use as we will not use this company again.

    Reviewed by Graeme2.5Jul 2023

  • "We found the cottage very comfortable, pleasant and relaxing."

    Blaenau Ffestiniog is an interesting town with its Steam Railway, Quarry's and is really friendly. It is a good base to work from for that area of Wales with some smashing places to visit within easy reach. Parking is easy but it is remote from the property (about 100yds away).

    Reviewed by Donald4.4Jul 2023

  • "It was great very comfortable only slight this is a smell of dog i appreciate ..."

    it was great very comfortable only slight this is a smell of dog i appreciate people bring them but dogy odour does linger

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jun 2023

  • "Nice little cottage,"

    Reviewed by Gillian3.8Jun 2023

  • "Oh, this was a lovely cottage, with lovely rooms and in a great position."

    We had the best time.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely break in Carreg Lwyd and the cottage was delightful."

    Full of character, with all the facilities we required.

    Reviewed by Julie4.7May 2023

  • "This is a super cosy cottage with everything you need provided."

    It was warm and comfortable which was great on the rainy days! Everything is there to self-cater and we had a really lovely time! April 2023

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Apr 2023

  • "Very cozy and clean house."

    Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2023

  • "Very cosy and nicely put together, although a small cottage it fits everything you need in nicely."

    Very close to lots of great mountain walks. We would love to come and stay again.

    Reviewed by Poppy4.4Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and great location for getting to beautiful surroundings."

    Our host was very attentive and I felt had there been any issues there would be no hesitation in rectifying them. Fortunately there were not and we had a great stay.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely little house in a very central area to visit North Wales."

    Very clean with good amenities. We had a few issues but Helen sorted them straight away. The communication from the owners was second to non. Stairs were a bit steep but thats what you expect in a period cottage. We would definitely come again. Thanks for a lovely week

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Jul 2022

  • "A great place to stay in a really lovely and clean cottage, although as a larger ..."

    A great place to stay in a really lovely and clean cottage, although as a larger person the bathroom was a little challenging at times :D

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Jun 2022

  • "We loved our stay at the cottage."

    It was beautiful, with easy access and even better that all the descriptions. Helen was very accommodating and thoughtful. The only problem was that it ended too quickly.

    Reviewed by Jerry5.0Jun 2022

  • "What a lovely cottage, full of charm and character."

    We had a lovely stay and found everything perfect. Would highly recommend to anyone thinking of booking. Thank you Helen for our amazing stay.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jun 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay at this cosy cottage."

    The cottage had everything you need aswell as being in walking distance to plenty of take out places to eat which was handy aswell as a local Co Op. Helen was a brilliant host and stayed in touch without being overbearing :) The garden was smaller than anticipated but that's to be expected in a terraced cottage. Thank you Helen for a great stay!

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Jun 2022

  • "An absolutely lovely cottage with a little garden, bath, great kitchen and two bedrooms."

    We felt really at home and loved thus vottage so much we would like to return fir another holiday very soon!

    Reviewed by Lara5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent little gem ."

    We had a fantastic stay at the cottage it was home from home. We highly recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage with fantastic views from the upper decking."

    Reviewed by Lindsay5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was clean and cosy."

    The owner was very helpful and provided an extensive folder about the cottage’s facilities and things to do in the surrounding area. It was an ideal base for discovering the area of Snowdonia. Would highly recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Apr 2022

  • "Cottage was very cosy only fault being informed at 19."

    15 the night before we were going that the oven was not working properly

    Unfortunately I couldn't arrange a fix or new oven for this booking at such short notice and at this particular time of year. I could only inform the guests going in, as soon as I found out about the issue. Although they said they could work around it, I do appreciate the inconvenience of the whole situation for them. A new oven is being installed ASAP and before we open for further bookings. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen3.1Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely … so comfortable and cosy, and very clean."

    Helen the owner was extremely helpful especially regarding the concerns regarding petrol and kept me up to date about the situation. The town itself is sadly tired in that several shops and restaurants closed down. We went in two of the local pubs - the Y Mandi just across the road was very nice and welcoming. It doesn’t serve food but apparently they will be doing this in the future. The cottage is a very good base to get out and about. We visited Coed and Harlech castle which are well worth a visit. Porthmadog is the nearest largest town for more shops. Would definitely stay in the cottage again.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Excellent base for the trips we made. One day into Bangor & a walk on the pier followed by Beaumaris Castle, LlanfairPG & the lovely Rhosneigr. Another day Betws-y- coed in the morning & Harlech castle in the afternoon.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "We had a comfortable stay in the cottage."

    There was everything we needed from WiFi to a garlic press! An ideal place for a couple or small family to stay.

    Reviewed by Samantha3.8Jul 2021

  • "We loved staying in this little miner's cottage which had everything we needed for a brilliant holiday."

    The patio and terrace gardens were lovely to sit in and the cottage was very comfortable. The wifi was excellent and parking in the nearby car park was fine, there was always space. The cottage is ideally situated in Blaenau Ffestiniog with lots of attractions within easy reach. The surrounding countryside is amazing if you enjoy walking and Zip World is just up the road if you want an adventure to remember!! There is an excellent CO-OP in the village which has a good range of products. Snowdonia is beautiful and full of friendly folk, we can't wait to go back there.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Jul 2021

  • "This was the Mose adorable quaint cottage we adored it."

    Fantastic communication from the owner. We had a fabulous break, the location was perfect for exploring north Wales which is absolutely stunning! Thanks so much ❤️

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is a lovely little mining cottage, tastefully decorated, warm and comfortable."

    The central heating is on a timer but we were lucky with the weather so warm enough. The garden can be a bit tricky with steps up to it but once up there the views are amazing. It is on a main road so you do get traffic noise early in the morning. Zipworld is within walking distance and the village itself is well placed to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Beverley4.7Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Will 100% return in the future

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2021

  • "It was a lovely cottage, perfectly formed for a small family/couple to enjoy a break in the beautiful area of North Wales."

    We would quite happily return to the cottage again, it had everything we needed. Many thanks for allowing us to use your holiday home, see you again soon!

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    We had everything we needed. Lovely and warm, comfy bed, nice bath - what more do you need?! Some great walking to be had near by. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2021

  • "Had a fab beeak at this cottage."

    The cottage was so cosy and had everything you could want for a self catering break. The garden is a little tricky to get to if youre less able but it was lovely to sit up there and enjoy the afternoon sun with a cake and coffee. The cottage is on a road without a pavement on that side of road so also tricky getting across the road for less abled but we soon got used to it.. Great communication from host and easy check in..Will def return as its a little gem and great for exploring north wales area

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely with everything you need for us however I do not feel this is suitable for a stay with a dog due to the garden."

    The high level garden is impossible at night. We struggled finding local things to do, more info would be useful. The info book is too big a crib sheet would be very useful for the basics.

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Sep 2020

  • "We booked this trip quite late due to the Coronavirus situation."

    The cottage is the sweetest, cosiest place and we would definitely recommend it. It was spotlessly clean - not even a tiny trace of dog which can be a problem in dog friendly cottages and for this reason we would normally avoid them. We had one day where, due to Storm Francis, we were unable to leave the cottage but we still had a relaxing day watching TV and cooking in the well equipped kitchen. My daughter loved having g a TV in her room! There is a small car park nearby which we always managed to find a spot in. People do park selfishly though e.g. too close so it’s worth looking for an alternative. It might be a short walk but you can always find somewhere. The area is lovely - we visited the Slate Mine, Portmeirion, the Bryn Arms, Swallow Falls and would recommend them all.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Aug 2020

  • "Great little cottage close to Snowdonia national park."

    Well equipped and comfortable furniture. Pub close by, 2 min walk and center of town only five min walk. Parking was in a nearby free carpark that could be full but I never didn't manage to get a space. Lots of attractions nearby if you like the active lifestyle but the Cottage was great just sit back and chill out in.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Perfect for a holiday exploring the beautiful and interesting countryside.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Feb 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time and loved being in this cosy cottage."

    There were lots of extra touches too, to make us feel comfortable: torches, dog bowls, local information and the cottage is gorgeous.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely miners cottage."

    Very comfortable and a great base for exploring the area. Although it doesnt have parking, there was a small car park near by which was only 2mins walk away.

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Sep 2019

  • "Perfect base for exploring from."

    Very dog friendly town. Very Cosy & well equipped cottage & very clean. Plenty of information handy about local places & activities. Would like to return

    Reviewed by Oliver5.0Sep 2019

  • "Had a great holiday weather was rubbish but we didn't let it stop us getting out and about."

    Was great coming back to a really cosy homely comfortable cottage in the evening. Dog friendly too always a bonus.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2019

  • "Fantasic little cottage with a very good location for exploring the national park."

    The cottage is very well equiped and makes a comfortable and cosy home- which is much needed after a full day of hiking. I definitely recommend booking firstly through sykes and also for this cottage.

    Reviewed by Charlie5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely and quaint and the communication between myself and the home owner was very good."

    Nothing was too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2019

  • "It was great ."

    The house very comfortable and clean but a little cold in bathroom . We try come back in the Summer . Thank you ;)

    Reviewed by Monika4.7Mar 2019

  • "Excellent little cottage suitable for a small family."

    Quiet area but central to all of Snowdonia. Hopefully we'll get around to coming back one day.

    Reviewed by Bethan5.0Feb 2019

  • "We really enjoyed this cottage, it was a great base to explore the area."

    Lots of walking. Very Comfortable little house.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.4Jan 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage and very central to Snowdonia, clean and cosy"

    Reviewed by Niall5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage in a gorgeous location, the slate mine just up the road is definitely worth a visit."

    Reviewed by James4.4Sep 2018

  • "What can I say."

    We were so not ready to come home. We have had the best week ever. We are already looking to book again for early next year. Beautiful little home from home. Everything you need and more. Idilic cottage bang in the middle of snowdonia. Idea base for exploring. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to stay we have loved every minute of it. WE WILL BE RETURNING :)

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Sep 2018

  • "Me and my partner went to this cottage as we had planned a weekend at zip world and to climb snowdon."

    It is such a lovely cottage, a home away from home in a perfect location. Could not fault it!

    Reviewed by Zoe5.0Sep 2018

  • "An idea about the locality and what is available would be good."

    Reviewed by Gaynor3.8Sep 2018

  • "The most beautiful cottage with every little thing you could possibly need accounted for."

    Ideal to use as a base to explore north wales and Snowdonia - would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage , very comfortable beds !"

    Ideal base for exploring north wales

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2018

  • "Cottage above our expectations."

    ... Towels included... Even little extra in the cupboards.. Great base to explore from........

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Jun 2018

  • "Smooth, easy booking."

    Web site with all the information needed to choose where to stay. Top quality cottage & owner very friendly & helpful.

    Reviewed by Fred5.0Jun 2018

  • "It was all really good."

    Excellent accommodation, nice and clean. Lots of information left in the cottage which was very useful. Ideally situated to explore North Wales.

    Reviewed by Linda3.8May 2018

  • "Small but perfectly formed cottage."

    Very cosy & well equipped. Lots of character & sympathetically updated. Perfectly placed for exploring Snowdonia. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Fred5.0Sep 2017

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the cottage - it was comfortable and clean and we really enjoyed trying out the slow cooker!"

    The location is good for exploring Snowdonia and Blaenau Ffestiniog has everything you need.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.8Jul 2017

  • "The cottage was really comfortable and felt like home straight away."

    great location for Snowdonia and beaches and the dogs loved it too. Helen the owner was on hand if needed... would really recommend it

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2016

  • "Being from the U."

    S. and having never before visited Wales, I was really unsure of what I would be getting in a rental. The Carreg Lwyd cottage was perfect! It was exactly as listed and extremely clean and updated. The owner was so responsive with email replies. There is a grocery store within a few blocks of the cottage, making it easy to get groceries for the kitchen. I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone who is visiting this area!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2016

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms with TV: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric flame-effect fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, 3 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free roadside parking nearby, free public car park 100 yards away
  • Front gravel patio and rear decked patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 10 mins walk
  • Note: Property accessed up 6 steps from roadside
  • Note: Front and rear garden areas are elevated with steep drops, children to be supervised
  • Note: Property will only accept teenagers (13+) no children
  • Note: Cottage on main road, some road noise may be heard at certain times.

The property

A traditional, mid-terrace cottage located in the popular mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.

Full of charm and character, andin a great central location, this Blaenau Ffestiniog cottage is ideal for a couple or small family looking to explore this lovely part of North Wales.

This delightful Blaenau Ffestiniog cottage has two cosy bedrooms, a modern kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with a stone inglenook fireplace, an ideal spot to sit and relax after an exciting day spent exploring your surroundings.

Outside your North Wales cottage is a rear decked patio area with furniture and BBQ, so you can make the most of warm summer evenings on your cottage holiday.

This Blaenau Ffestiniog cottage provides a comfortable base from which to explore both the town and the surrounding area.

Blaenau Ffestiniog itself has good amenities, with superb access to Snowdonia with its abundant walking and cycling trails, while the bustling harbour town of Porthmadog is 11 miles away, home to the Ffestiniog Railway, where you can travel by steam through spectacular Snowdonia scenery.

With the North Wales coast easily accessible, this is a great Blaenau Ffestiniog cottage for enjoying both coast and country, with something to please everyone!

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About the location

BLAENAU FFESTINIOG

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 now hold the prestigious status of a world heritage site, awarded by UNESCO and visitors can take enthralling underground trips there to see mining as it was done in days gone by. The famous narrow gauge Ffestiniog mountain railway also 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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This property offers the following short breaks:

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