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Old Post Office

(Ref. 963908)

Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed at The Old Post Office at the end of January for a week and what a fab time we had."

    We have stayed in Blaenau several times and just love the Village hence why we came back. There were 4 Adults and 2 small dogs so needed a place of size and The Old Post Office fit the bill perfectly. Prior to arrival, the hosts contacted us with plenty of information and also arranged a supply of fire wood to be there ready. Check in was easy and the property was beautiful. We found the property to be warm, spacious and clean. We had contact from the hosts during our stay and would like to thank them for going above and beyond for us. Perfect location; just a few minutes walk to the shops but just 1 minute walk to Y MANOD pub...cracking pub, we spent a significant amount of time in here and we're made to feel very welcome. We would certainly stay here again!

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2024

  • "It is an excellent, very clean cottage, with a spacious and well equipped kitchen/dining area."

    If you are lucky enough (as we were) to have good weather then there are 2 nice patio areas with great views across the valley.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0May 2023

  • "Sarah and Chris were great hosts ."

    The cottage was in a good area and well equipped.Really wonderful stay ,give a try. We thoroughly reccomend it

    Reviewed by Jackie4.4Sep 2022

  • "There was just a few maintenance issues but disgust them with the owner."

    Parking is great problem.

    Reviewed by Sue3.8Sep 2022

  • "Excellent property."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the quirky house. Bigger inside than appears on photos. Very well equipped kitchen if you like to cook fresh, we slept well in the very comfy beds, showers are great, and superb views from the top tier of garden. Even catered for our 17 year old who loves relaxing watching Netflix after a day out exploring. An unexpected little find. Location is great like anywhere in Snowdonia. Parking is mostly not available outside so we parked across the road on Maes Y Plas and we could still see our car. Wasn't the issue we thought it might be. Would highly recommend and would stay here again.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Jul 2022

  • "House and garden was perfect and very well equipped , would definitely stay there again and recommend , only negative but not the owners fault was the parking , several times there was no parking outside and had to leave the car down the high street out is slight ."

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2022

  • "We loved our stay at the Old Post Office."

    Great cottage, nice location and brilliant owners with super quick and helpful communication.

    Reviewed by Norrie5.0Jun 2022

  • "The accommodation was perfect for our needs."

    It was extremely well equipped, . Whilst we didnt meet the owners they were very fiendly and professional ( via email).

    Reviewed by Ingrid5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage very well decorated and furnished with the modern layout welcoming and comfortable."

    The garden was amazing.

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0May 2022

  • "Nice cottage with good facilities, only main issue is parking."

    You can park outside the house (subject to availability) however its extremely tight for other cars to get past. I would rate the cottage as satisfactory, based on cleanliness and also be aware that the garden is entered through a bedroom, however you can also gain access to the garden from the lower level, but this is via steep external steps that can be slippery.

    Reviewed by Ian3.8May 2022

  • "The Old Post Office is lovely, it's spacious, comfortable and well equipped."

    It's in a great location too and a fantastic base for all the sightseeing and activities we had planned. Stayed for a week at Easter, four adults and a teenager, would definitely return and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely, well equipped cottage with comfortable beds."

    Well fitted out house and the kitchen has everything you could need. Fantastic holiday base in an area with lots to do. The terrace was amazing on a sunny evening. Would be perfect for summer evenings.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Apr 2022

  • "The views were incredible, the info pack has excellent local info to help us plan activities."

    As a location it is an excellent base for us to travel around Snowdonia. The only blemish was a slight musty feeling in the cottage, we put this down to it being so well insulated that it was hard the for steam from showers etc to escape but overall an excellent cottage and we would definitely recommend you book

    Reviewed by Will4.7Sep 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic"

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is in a great location for exploring NW Wales."

    There are superb views from the garden of the cottage. You can visit beaches, mountains , lakes and waterfalls within 20 mins drive. Street parking for two family sized 4x4 cars outside the cottage (or three smaller cars).

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Oct 2020

  • "Definitely would go again, a lovely cottage in a great location, local to lots ..."

    Definitely would go again, a lovely cottage in a great location, local to lots of beautiful places in snowdonia national park

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful and very well equipped cottage, with a lot of thought given to every detail to make the stay very comfortable."

    We made good use of the outdoor space whenever the weather permitted, which was a bonus! Each room was very well themed and loved sitting by the fireplace in the evenings and also the sound system came in very handy with the kids for impromptu dance sessions

    Reviewed by Deepak5.0Aug 2020

  • "Had a lovely stay here last week."

    The cottage is beautiful. The kitchen is fantastic & has everything you could possibly need. The garden is lovely and peaceful. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Nicki4.1Aug 2020

  • "What a fabulous house!"

    Loved all the little touches (the mice) the prosecco and Welsh cakes which were most welcome. The house was so stylish and had everything we needed. Was a pleasure to get back after a day out. We were very lucky with the weather so made use of the wonderful garden and BBQ. Would definitely recommend to friends and family and keep up the good work. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely holiday rental, beautifully presented, extremely well equipped kitchen."

    Log burner was a necessity in a very wet and windy February. Good location lots to do for all ages (we had ages 10, 6 and 2 with us) when some of the attractions were closed for winter.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2020

  • "Beautiful house very well equipped, tastefully decorated and the Xmas decorations were a lovely touch."

    Beds,bed linen and towels of high quality and the bathrooms were lovely. The views are beautiful especially from the top deck of the garden. Lots to do in the surrounding area with beautiful beaches, would highly recommend this house.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Dec 2019

  • "Wonderful house set in a magnificent area, lots to do for all the family and dogs."

    Thank you to the hosts for the lovely welcome of wine, cakes and milk, will be back!

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Old Post Office was lovely the deco throughout the cottage was fantastic we even enjoyed cooking in the fabulous kitchen (well almost)."

    Perfect locality for all the adventures we had whitewater rafting, velocity zip wire, trip to mount Snowdon to name a few of the things we did during our stay here

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2019

  • "The owners provided everything you could need, the kitchen dining room in particular were exceptional, we were astonished that the kitchen contained a wine fridge."

    If the weather meant we had to stay in the accommodation all week we would have been perfectly comfortable

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very well equipped accommodation, everything we needed and more."

    Plenty of space and lovely sun trap of a garden.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Jul 2019

  • "A lovely cottage with all the things you would have at home."

    Although on the main road through the town its is really quiet, we had a relaxed week. Close to places of interest with those who like to walk being central to these locations. Depending on availability I will be happy to visit again.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jul 2019

  • "This is a very well equipped home."

    Its home from home, kitchen was amazing,had plenty of pots and pans etc and appliances, steamer was a surprise. Very spacious. We went as a group of 4 with our shih tzu Molly. The garden was beautiful, it is on 3 tiers, stunning views. Great walking base. The bedding was of good quality as were the towels. Nice touches were left for our arrival. Chocolate on the bed. Shampoo and body wash in the bath room. Tea and coffee sugar and milk (red top) with welsh cakes and a bottle of fizz. I stayed in the double bedroom that had a door that opened in the garden. Loved looking out to the mountains.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2019

  • "The cottage had virtually everything you needed and more."

    The extra little touches and quality bedding and towels really gave a quality feel. Excellent Base for exploring north Wales and just a short walk to train or bus stops so you could leave the car parked up.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2019

  • "Perfect property."

    Clean, and very well equipped. Defiantly recommend. We will be back to stay again.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2019

  • "We and our friends loved our stay in the stylishly decorated Old Post Office with the very well-equipped kitchen, the three comfy bedrooms, one with en suite, and a big family bathroom."

    Best of all we had glorious sunshine the whole week and with the incredible view from the upper deck we enjoyed the Prosecco, Sarahs welcome gift on the kitchen table. Over the week we reached the top of Mount Snowdon by the mountain railway, we luckily booked in advance. Made some trips to Aberystwyth, Conwy, Betws-y-coed with the waterfalls and the magic Fairy Glen. There´s a lot to do in the surrounding area and the Old Post Office is the perfect starting point. Internet access is very good and in the evening, there is the Manod Hotel with Pub, friendly people and Welsh beer.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely, home from home and a great base to explore the area."

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7May 2019

  • "Recently returned from a stay at the Old Post Office."

    What a beautiful house, very comfortable. clean, exceptional furnishings and décor. Lots of extras within the house, the owners had thought of everything. Even a bottle of Cava, scones & chocolates on the pillows were there to meet us. We certainly felt very comfortable here & would love to return.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Apr 2019

  • "The cottage was extremely clean, comfortable and beautifully presented."

    The owners had thought of everything and even put chocolates on the pillows which was a really thoughtful touch. I honestly can't fault it and would thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2019

  • "I can only echo all other comments regarding this property."

    A lovely cottage with everything you could possibly need. A fantastic kitchen and very comfortable beds. We were very lucky regarding the weather, sunny every day. Had a great time, as did our two dogs, who loved the beaches. The owners have thought of everything, so many extra little touches.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Mar 2019

  • "Had a wonderful stay at this fabulous place."

    Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2019

  • "We had such a great time at the Old Post Office."

    It was very clean and had everything we needed there. The quality of fittings was excellent, the bed was super comfy and we slept really well. It is in striking distance of lots of places of interest and we didn't waste a day in exploring all the nearby attractions. All in all we loved our time there and would recommend it!

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Nov 2018

  • "The owners had thought of everything you could possibly need and ensured that we had a great holiday"

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2018

  • "The property is extremely clean, spacious and very well equipped."

    Beutiful terraced gardens to relax in after a day of sightseeing.

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2018

  • "Amazing place to stay really lovely furniture and household equipment best place we have ever stayed really five star!"

    Difficult though as my husband is disabled and lots of steps

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2018

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  • 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.
  • 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.

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.

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

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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.

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