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Garreg Ddu

Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 979458)

  • Garreg Ddu - (Ref. 979458)

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  • Sleeps 4 people

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 1 bathroom

  • Pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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19 Customer Review(s)

  • “Had a fantastic week at gorgeous little place.”

    Its beautifully decorated throughout with quality appliances and furnishings to match. ...

    Its beautifully decorated throughout with quality appliances and furnishings to match. It’s ideally situated for many of the attractions in Snowdonia.The Ffestiniog steam railway station is less than a 5 minute walk way which we loved.We had a couple of evenings when we were able to enjoy the sun until 8pm out the front.Although the property is amongst other houses we found it be pretty quiet and peaceful. The owner Caroline is an amazing host and genuinely wants to make your stay as perfect as possible.She was there to meet us when we arrived and provided us with lots of useful advise.She definitely went the extra mile when we asked if it was possible to walk to Porthmadog and the very next day sent us a email with a possible route. Also the welcome gifts were lovely... Bara bri, Welsh butter ,Prosecco and fresh flowers! Would highly recommend Garegg Ddu as a base if you want explore all snowdonia has to offer.

    - Mrs Swinbank, July 2019

The property

This superb, mid-terrace cottage is situated in the centre of the historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.

This stone cottage provides a wonderful base for exploring the area with its cycle trails, mountain, forest and coastal walks, lakes, rivers and waterfalls.

It's the perfect base for couples, friends or a small family who love the outdoors and nature.Sympathetically refurbished and renovated to an excellent standard, this wonderful cottage is lovingly maintained and well-presented with attention to detail.

There is so much charm and character here with exposed stonework throughout and inglenook fireplaces.

Contemporary features such as tall radiators, oak doors and a beautiful oak and glass balustrade staircase, all combine with a modern kitchen and bathroom.

Original slate floors and atmospheric lighting with an industrial twist conjure up a reminder of a bygone era, so typical of this area.

The interior creates a wonderful ambience and a relaxing atmosphere.

A spacious and inviting living area welcomes you, with comfy seating for everyone.

A wonderful inglenook fireplace houses a lovely wood burning stove, perfect for those chilly evenings, relaxing after the day's activities.

A well-appointed dining area is great for both a romantic meal or family breakfast.

The modern kitchen is fully fitted with a range of integrated appliances and is pleasingly equipped.

The shower room is also conveniently located on the ground floor close to the back door, and has a double walk in shower cubicle with drencher head shower, basin and toilet.

Upstairs there are two stylish bedrooms, the main bedroom boasting a king-size bed with a pleasant outlook over rooftops towards the craggy mountain scenery.

The smaller, second bedroom has a double bed.

Both beds have deep, luxurious mattresses and quality cotton bed linen.

There is also a small cloakroom with toilet and wash basin for convenience.

The front of the cottage enjoys a sunny aspect.

A lovely enclosed patio with garden furniture and planters, provides an ideal spot to enjoy the afternoon/evening sunshine.

A secure gate to the rear yard provides direct access from a road, and a locked shed within the yard provides ideal storage for bikes and other outdoor equipment.

There is also an outdoor tap with pressure hose in the yard for washing down bikes.

Just across from the cottage is Cellb, which is situated in the old county police station and courthouse, this cosy café/bar and restaurant is a great place to pop to for an evening meal or just a drink and underneath there is a small screen cinema which seats 50 people.

A short stroll from the cottage and you are in the town centre, offering a variety of shops, tea rooms, pubs and eateries.

The famous Ffestiniog-Porthmadog Steam Railway starts its journey less than a 10 minute walk away, and for the more adventurous of you there is ZipWorld Titan, Zip Caverns and Bounce Below.

The area is also very popular with mountain bikers, Antur Stiniog downhills trails are just 5 minutes away in the car.

Within a 15 minute drive are the famous Coed-y-Brenin and Betws-y-Coed mountain bike trails.

The coastal towns of Harlech and Criccieth, with their medieval castles, wonderful sandy beaches and hidden coves, and the Italianate village and gardens of Portmeirion are all within a 30 minute drive.

For nature lovers, the immediate area also boosts a diverse selection of Britain's finest National Nature Reserves and protected sites.

With Snowdonia on the doorstep, and Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula within easy reach, this is a perfect base for all to enjoy, whatever the time of year.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Ground floor shower room with walk in shower, basin and WC
  • First floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove and dining area.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Smart TV with Freeview and Netflix, DVD player, WiFi, DVD's selection of books and games
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking and additional layby available on a first come, first served basis
  • Front patio with seating, rear yard
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (downstairs only), additional dogs by prior arrangement
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants 1 min walk.

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About the location


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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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