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Yr Adfa (The Retreat)

Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1015325)


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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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Reviews & Ratings

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17 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great stay at Yr Adfa."

    Your place is great, we found everything we needed and more and the kids loved it too.

    Thank you for your comments, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay at Yr Adfa, and hope that you will come back to stay again sometime. Thank you for your booking, Barry and Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2021

  • "Beautiful homely cottage with luxury bedding and towels."

    It had everything we needed and more.

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased that you had everything that you needed and that you enjoyed your stay. Please come and stay with us again. Barry and Emma Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicolaOct 2021

  • "Loved out stay in this beautiful cottage."

    . just a note that the towel rail in the bathroom needs securing

    Reviewed by ElaineSep 2021

  • "We really enjoyed the house , it had all home comforts and plenty room for 6 of us ."

    Great location and lots to do in area

    Reviewed by DawnAug 2021

  • "We really enjoyed staying here."

    It was clean and comfy and would love to go there again. Thanks

    Reviewed by AbdulJun 2021

  • "This is a nicely done up and comfortable cottage."

    It was immaculately clean, with well equipped kitchen and the coffee machine was a real bonus :) The location is very convenient with easy parking, quiet but only a short walk to the nearest supermarket. There is lots to do in the area with lovely hiking and a short drive to the seaside.

    Reviewed by EvaMay 2021

  • "We loved our stay, nice and clean cottage every comfort in it."

    easy excess to food and market 5 min walk from the cottage. we will come again

    Reviewed by MuhammadMay 2021

  • "Nice friendly neighbours."

    Everything we could of wanted was provided comfortable clean. Pub and shops 2 min walk away. 5 min drive from Antur stiniog we will be back availability permiting.

    Reviewed by NikiMay 2021

  • "Yr Asda was wonderful, more than we hoped for - the cottage was very clean and immaculate."

    The welcome pack of milk and Welsh cakes was just what we need when we arrived after s long drive. The kitchen had everything you could ever need, and the bedrooms were lovely. Amazing bedding and thick lovely towels added a touch of luxury. We had a great stay and would absolutely recommend Yr Adfa was a perfect place to stay and explore the area.

    Reviewed by DeobrahNov 2020

  • "The cottage is furnished to a very high standard and has everything that you could ever want."

    Good location for the local supermarket and surrounding towns. A real gem!

    Reviewed by ValerieSep 2020

  • "The holiday cottage was perfect, had everything we needed, the beds, bedding and ..."

    The holiday cottage was perfect, had everything we needed, the beds, bedding and towels were of the highest quality which was much appreciated and made the cottage feel extra special , the welcome pack was a nice touch and the street was nice and quiet, the only downside was the actual town it’s very unloved and rundown with lots of boarded up shops, pubs and houses it’s quite depressing walking around the town, but just a short car journey and your in beautiful countryside with lots to do for all the family, we would return because the cottage itself is superb

    Reviewed by DebbieAug 2020

  • "What a fabulous cottage!"

    We had an amazing holiday at Yr Adfa. It's so well equipped, with everything you can think of. And such lovely quality items too. We loved having 3 bedrooms and the downstairs area was plenty big enough too. We ate beautiful food on a number of occasions within walking distance of the house, and it's so perfectly situated for visiting the whole of North Wales. We travelled to Portmeirion, Harlech, the Llyn peninsula, Caernarfon, Anglesey, Bangor and Conwy. Not to mention inland destinations of Llanberis and Llangollen. We enjoyed the most stunning scenery, and beaches we only dreamed of. This cottage really is perfectly situated to visit so many beautiful places. And still plenty of lakes and waterfalls nearby. We had great communication with the owners, who were super speedy with their responses. It's a very warm cottage, but instant heat if you needed it from an electric fire. We really could not fault it at all, and have made memories to last a lifetime.

    Reviewed by LucyAug 2020

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage very modern thoroughly enjoyed our week will stay again"

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2020

  • "We've had a lovely relaxing holiday in Yr Adfa."

    The cottage is very well equiped and very comfortable and cosy. Its in a nice quiet location but within easy walking distance of the town amenities and many beautiful walks. I'd definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by MarionFeb 2020

  • "Yr Adfa is a lovely comfortable house, it had everything we needed."

    Reviewed by YvonneFeb 2020

  • "Good central location for easy access to local places of interest."

    Home from home. Will be back definitely.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2020

  • "Amazing place to stay at, great location and a lovely home away from home"

    Reviewed by KataJan 2020

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The property

A former quarryman’s cottage resting within the centre of Snowdonia National Park, Yr Adfa (The Retreat) offers stunning mountain views, a prime location for the centre of Blaenau Ffestiniog and an abundance of wonder around every corner.

Hosting bright and airy accommodation, the dwelling is ideal for a family or group of friends to enjoy the delights of North Wales.

Stepping past the stained glass of the front door and into the living/dining area, you will be greeted by a spacious area offering a great spot to unwind in after a day of exploring; with ample seating for all of the group varying from plush sofas to snug armchairs, here you can gather together in the evenings to enjoy each other’s company and the warmth of the electric fire.

With the dining area also situated within the living room, here you can enjoy home-cooked meals together, or use the table as a base for an evening of board games and family fun.

Head into the kitchen to find all the appliances you could need for a week-long stay; take a chilled beverage from the fridge and head outside to the enclosed rear yard to enjoy the last glimpses of the sun before retiring to one of the well-presented bedrooms.

Offering two doubles and a bunk room, the accommodation provides a flexible arrangement for a variety of group needs, ensuring each member is surrounded by a crisp and clean spot to rest.

Settled at the centre of the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, you’re ideally situated for a scatter of amenities including shops and eateries to historic landmarks and well-known attractions such as the Zip World Slate Caverns.

Venture into the lands of Snowdonia National Park where you can find various walking routes for all abilities, luscious landscapes and various outdoor activities for all tastes.

Within close reach is Llandudno too, with its picturesque pier and various amusements, it’s no surprise that it’s a tourist hub all-year-round.

In reach of both countryside lands and the coast, Yr Adfa (The Retreat) is a marvellous base for exploring this scenic area of North Wales.


  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x kingsize, 1 x double and 1 x 6ft bunk beds
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, shower-over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room.
  • 100% Green energy provider
  • Gas central heating and electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi and a selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Cot available
  • Roadside parking on a first come first served basis for up to 6 cars
  • Front slate garden with furniture and rear yard with furniture and storage
  • Sorry, no pets, no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 0.1 miles

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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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