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Old Post Office

Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 963908)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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    Karen L
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    “The old post office”

    Our stay at the old post office was exceptional. Spotlessly clean, fantastic facilities and a fantastic spot to visit the close towns of Harlech, Porthmadog and Barmouth. Outstanding scenery in the heart of snowdonia, the zip wire and underground trampolines that were 2 minutes down the road was an amazing bonus that kept our teenage kids occupied. Not to mention the extremely friendly and dog friendly pub a 30 second walk from the house to keep us occupied!! I cannot fault the facilities of the ...

    Our stay at the old post office was exceptional. Spotlessly clean, fantastic facilities and a fantastic spot to visit the close towns of Harlech, Porthmadog and Barmouth. Outstanding scenery in the heart of snowdonia, the zip wire and underground trampolines that were 2 minutes down the road was an amazing bonus that kept our teenage kids occupied. Not to mention the extremely friendly and dog friendly pub a 30 second walk from the house to keep us occupied!! I cannot fault the facilities of the old post office and would certainly return there again. Thank you for having us.

Features

  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

This superb double fronted, semi-detached cottage is situated on the outskirts of the popular and historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, situated in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, it provides a wonderful base for exploring the area for couples, friends or a family.

The Old Post Office has been lovingly refurbished and renovated to a high standard and is well maintained with exceptional presentation, and great attention to detail from the owners.

This wonderful cottage has a modern and fresh interior with stylish soft furnishings, tastefully decorated in neutral tones, with complimenting fabrics to add a touch of luxury.

A bay windowed sitting room boasts comfy sofas and a lovely fireplace housing a wood burning stove, perfect for those chilly evenings in front of the TV watching a favourite film from the selection of DVD's provided.

The beautiful kitchen has a wonderful peninsula island, granite worktops, double Belfast sink and a Kenwood gas cooking range; a great addition to an already well-equipped kitchen which will please the chef in your group.

The bay fronted dining area provides comfortable dining for all the family and fabulous views.

Three stylish bedrooms are upstairs, each offering something different.

The master bedroom has fantastic views towards the Moelwyn mountain range and benefits a king-size bed and en-suite shower room.

The double bedroom has garden access out onto the decked area, which enjoys a craggy backdrop and is a great place to enjoy an early morning cuppa.

Last but not least is a spacious twin-bedded room enjoying the same mountainous views.

A family bathroom completes this lovely holiday home.

Outside there is an area for bike storage, with a secure lock to keep bikes safe but it’s the terraced garden and elevated decked seating area which makes this property rather special.

Here you can enjoy alfresco dining with some amazing views encompassing the Vale of Ffestiniog, the Moelwyn mountain range and Stwlan Dam.

The decked areas twinkle at night with an array of solar powered lighting making it a lovely place for a night cap, in the warmer weather.

Walks are in abundance from the cottage, which is also ideally placed for numerous cycling paths and trails.

Antur Stiniog's downhill mountain bike centre is less than a mile away and the largest mountain bike trail centre in Wales, Coed-y-Brenin, just a twenty minute drive.

The town centre is a fifteen minute walk from the cottage, offering a variety of shops, tea rooms, pubs, eateries and even a 50 seat cinema.

The famous Ffestiniog-Porthmadog Steam Railway starts its journey from the town centre, and for the more adventurous of you there is ZipWorld Titan (the largest zip zone in Europe), Zip Caverns and Bounce Below (deep mine zip wires and the largest underground system of trampolines in the world!).

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 reached in just 30 minutes, as is Porthmadog and Betws-Y-Coed.

With Snowdonia on the doorstep, and Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula easily reached, this is a perfect family cottage for all to enjoy, whatever the time of year.

Accommodation

Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with wood burning stove.

Amenities

  • Gas central heating with wood burning stove
  • Gas range cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Smart TV with Freeview and Netflix (please use own account), DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVD's
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire/stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Roadside parking at the front of the cottage on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Secure bike anchor with heavy duty lock and outside tap for cleaning bikes
  • Rear decked seating area and tiered, terraced garden with a second elevated decked area with furniture and superb views
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (downstairs only, please bring own dog beds, blankets and towels)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 minute walk
  • Note: Garden is accessed from bedroom or alternatively up several steep steps from the rear, and has various levels, therefore children must be supervised and care to be taken at all times
  • Note: The cottage occupies a roadside position so some road noise may be experienced
  • Note: Check in 4pm
  • Note: The owner requires a Refundable Good Housekeeping Bond of £100.00 payable direct 6 weeks before arrival.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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 - 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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