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6 Stad Yr Ysgol

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Manod near Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "An excellent house in almost every respect."

    Clean, spacious, comfortable and well equipped. Good value for money. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jun 2024

  • "First time stay at 6 Stad yr Ysgol excellent location very big cottage the only criticism in the kitchen couldn’t use any of the kitchen cupboards to put our food away as every cupboard was filled up with kitchen equipment had everything we could have needed ."

    The bedroom curtains was to thin lets to much light in at night time . Comfy bed . 2 bathrooms and a toilet downstairs. No clear instructions about who puts the bins out . The spare car park space always was taken by a taxi firm . Wasn’t the cleanest could do with improving..

    Reviewed by Jessie4.7Mar 2024

  • "Lovely place to stay, plenty of room, felt like a loved home as you walked through the door, clean and tidy, beautiful kitchen and fully stocked with everything you need."

    Thoroughly recommend. Only criticism was there was no sky .

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2024

  • "This house was everything you would expect from a holliday stay and a lot more."

    It was extremely well furnished and extremely clean. The beds were spotless and comfortable. What more can I say, it was a great stay. We were also pleased that there were three toilets. It's an ideal spot to visit North Wales. We had a fantastic Sunday Lunch in the Portmeirion Hotel. You don't pay admission to the site if you have Sunday lunch, which makes the meal very unexpensive. It was so good we wanted to go back the next day for a meal but you have to pay admisson charges in the week. We went to Anglesey and to Ynys Llanddwyn and Traeth Llanddwyn. It's a fabulous beach and you park really close to it. There is a half hour walk to the island and you have to watch the tide. Then we went to Plas Newydd, which is just down the road from the beach, and had a red squirrel guided walk, which was a thrill, as I haven't seen any for seventy years. It was an excellent short holiday and I hope this info helps

    Reviewed by Gwenan5.0Sep 2023

  • "A really comfortable, well equipped holiday accommodation."

    Great position to explore north wales. Worked really well for a group of 4 adults.

    Reviewed by Michelle4.7Aug 2023

  • "It was like looking after a friends house for a few days, fully equipped home from home."

    Close to where we wanted to be which was the Slate Caverns and easy access to Snowdon area. Only stayed 3 nights but could have stayed much longer, had everything we needed and more. Will go again if going back to that area.

    Reviewed by Richenda5.0Aug 2023

  • "Nice clean house, central for the Ffestiniog area, good level of utensils, tv etc would book again"

    Reviewed by Antony5.0May 2023

  • "Had a wonderful week's stay at the well-appointed accommodation."

    Comfortable, clean, fully equipped, and conveniently located to explore all around Snodonia.

    Reviewed by Marco5.0Feb 2023

  • "We loved this property."

    Very clean, tidy and well equipped. The addition of Christmas tree and cute decorations were appreciated.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2022

  • "Overall a nice place to stay and close to all the amenities we wanted."

    On a couple of evenings had to put heating on for a short period. Just as well we have a hive at home and managed to work it out. No instructions found about operation. Also the lounge radiator would not get vey hot if only like warm tried to adjust rad valve but made no difference. Also as a future though could a small wooden fence with a gate be erected alongside of property between house and road so that small children and pets cannot escape into the said road? Other than those points a clean property with a good all round accommodation. Thank you for a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Sep 2022

  • "Overall it was a great property which was also in a very good central location for us."

    Reviewed by Adam4.1Jul 2022

  • "Great location, great amenities would defiantly use again if I go back to the area in the future"

    Reviewed by George5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very nice house, everything you could need there very clean and nice decor, ..."

    A very nice house, everything you could need there very clean and nice decor, ideal base for seeing sights, quiet area hope to go back soon

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a great family stay over the New Year."

    The house had everything we needed, was clean, and had plenty of room. It's in a good location for the places we wanted to visit as we often aim for Snowdonia when we visit North Wales. Good price too. Thanks for having us! We'll definitely recommend your house to friends and family and would love to stay again one day. Karl and family

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Dec 2021

  • "This is a fantastic, warm, well equipped, spotless and very comfortable property."

    We could not have asked for more, well done and thank you!

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2021

  • "Loved This area Of North Wales."

    The property is a good base for touring around. Needs clear written instructions for TV and Cooker! Found those a challenge. Dining Table in kitchen far to big when 4 Adults trying to sit at it. A little alarmed when we were expected to strip beds and empty all bins through house on departure morning - most unusual. Having said all that a very comfy property.

    Reviewed by Donna3.8Sep 2021

  • "A lovely place to stay, well equipped, clean and a nice touch leaving milk and biscuits for us on arrival."

    Central location for everything that we wanted to do. The friendly next door neighbour was very helpful when we asked him a few questions and he told us about the local walk up to llyn y manod which was stunning. There is a good Co op shop along the road and an excellent fish and chip shop too. I would certainly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2021

  • "Ideally situated for our visit to zip world."

    Very comfortable clean spacious house. Very well equipped just need a measuring jug in the kitchen!!

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Jun 2021

  • "Everything there to make a start for which we are very grateful."

    The 5 brothers goinging back to their home town and they were very comfortable. The house was warm and cosy. Very enjoyable!

    Reviewed by Elias5.0May 2021

  • "Great family propety, plenty of activities within 30min drive."

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a brilliant time on our holiday!"

    Both being key workers we were in need of a relaxing break and that we had. The location of the cottage is ideal for exploring which was great with our energetic pup! There is plenty to do nearby despite the local lockdowns in neighbouring counties and the village has everything you need. We found the cottage well equipped and spacious for the two of us, we couldn’t have asked for anything more! We can’t wait to return soon!

    Reviewed by Ciara5.0Oct 2020

  • "Property owner very responsive and accommodating to us."

    House is in a perfect location very clean and tidy also very friendly neighbours offer local travel advice!

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Sep 2020

  • "Myself and my wife are disabled and like to stay at home and watch tv,on this occasion there was no signal to tv,"

    Reviewed by Andrew3.4Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was excellent for the two of us, though we felt that the dining arrangements would have been very cramped if there had been the full complement of 6 people."

    We had no parking problems with only one car, but we noticed that the designated second parking place opposite was frequently occupied by other vehices. Our only grumble was that the upper shelf of the dishwasher was seriously broken and very awkward to use.

    Reviewed by Martyn4.7Mar 2020

  • "Everything as described nice touches milk biscuits on arrival, clear info very clean comfortable house great location for Zip World and touring local area."

    Enjoyed our stay very much!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2020

  • "The accommodation was spotless and very comfortable."

    It was in a great location.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Feb 2020

  • "A great holiday home if you are exploring the area."

    if you’re staying in all day then the heating does need to change but we did find it difficult to keep the heating on as every time we have tried to override it would go back to its normal setting. there is two car parking spaces however a taxi down the road always parks in our second car park lucky we can have a second car with us.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Nov 2019

  • "Comfortable, well furnished accommodation."

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2019

  • "Great little home from home feeling in the cottage."

    Well equipped interior and good parking spaces. Extensive supply of leaflets and maps of the local area with recommendations to visit. Local walking maps extremely useful. Good base for travelling around the Snowden Range or the coast at Porthmadog and Black Rock Sands drive on beach. The Ffestiniog and Welsh Mountain trips are a must do. White water sports and zip wires also abound in the area. Great holiday

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Sep 2019

  • "Perfect property for three adults exploring North Wales."

    Very clean, beautifully furnished with an extensively equipped kitchen wanting for nothing. Good freesat tv and Wi-fi. Personally would have liked a little less ornaments to free up surfaces to put things down. Don’t be put off that the village can be in low cloud (experienced in August) as a short tour out will nearly always find better weather. Small and very adequate Coop in village and larger Tesco in Porthmadog.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Aug 2019

  • "The house was fully equipped and clean."

    We spent most of our day at Snowdonia or nearby waterfalls and parks, but when we came home the house was nice and comfortable. Thank you very much :)

    Reviewed by S H4.4Aug 2019

  • "Having just completed the Three Peaks Challenge, the Cottage was exactly what we all needed."

    Extremely well-furnished and clean, with very comfortable beds! We were only there for one night but would definitely visit again to stay longer.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2019

  • "Tea,coffee and milk in a fridge to welcome us after long walk was a pleasant surprise!"

    House is absolutely lovely with great furniture, accessories in a kitchen are absolutely spot on and rooms are full of very personal but well selected features!! Would highly recomend this place!! Thank you:)

    Reviewed by Agnieszka5.0Apr 2019

  • "Very enjoyable."

    accomodation made the holiday, our party of four and Timmi the dog all agreed on this point.

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Mar 2019

  • "The accommodation was a real 'home from home'."

    The hosts had literally thought of everything that anyone could need. Was spotless and very comfortable. It was in a great location.

    Reviewed by Karin5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was beautifully presented and very well equipped."

    It was in a very good location for visiting activity centres and beauty spots.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cosy house, conveniently located near attractions, thoughtfully equipped in the kitchen, games and movie collection, books etc."

    Thoroughly enjoyed sight seeing in Snowdonia and comforts in the sky cottage

    Reviewed by Durga5.0Feb 2019

  • "Beautifully well presented house."

    .thank you very much!

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Nov 2018

  • "We had a marvellous holiday, and hoping to back next year."

    The cottage wa absolutely brilliant. There was nothing that the owners hadn't thought of. The only downside was it stated a tumble dryer on the premises and there wasn't one. This wasn't the end of the world. Also perhaps the garden could be made secure. Our dog wasn't bothered, he was quite happy tethered to a long lead. This has been the best cottage I have ever stayed in, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Sep 2018

  • "Only - was no taxi service and village very quiet"

    Reviewed by Bryan5.0Sep 2018

  • "Brilliant holiday."

    Brilliant house. The area itself was a little run down,but the locals were friendly. Lots to do in the surrounding area. Lake Bala and Portmadog.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2018

  • "A great cottage which is very well equipped and decorated to a high standard."

    Dozens of dvds and books provided and lots of board games too. The kitchen had everything you could need. It was great to have access to the garage too to store bikes securely. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Mar 2018

  • "Lovely comfortable house, tastefully and thoughtfully decorated and stocked."

    Great base for visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Mar 2018

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV with FreeSat, Blu-ray/DVD player, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate, highchair and travel cot available
  • Garage for storage of bikes and equipment
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front, side and rear lawned garden
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (downstairs only)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: The garden is not enclosed and the property is close to a road so dogs and children must be supervised at all times.

The property

An exceptionally, well-presented modern, semi-detached cottage located in a small residential cul-de-sac in the village of Manod, just on the outskirts of the historic, slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, famous for its Ffestiniog Narrow Gauge Steam trains and now is fast becoming the adventure capital of Wales.

This cottage provides an ideal base for families or groups of friends to explore the area and spend time together.

The attention to detail, tasteful decoration and stylish interior with good quality oak furniture and complimenting fabrics add a touch of luxury making this cottage quite special and will create and make wonderful memories for you to take away and cherish.

The sitting room provides comfy seating for everyone and the reclining sofas mean after a busy day out and about exploring you can put your feet up and enjoy a family movie together.

The beautifully appointed kitchen with granite worktops is well-equipped and a dining area provides comfortable dining.

There’s even a utility room and downstairs cloakroom for your convenience.

Three spacious and stylish bedrooms are upstairs, with the master bedroom benefiting from a king-size bed and en-suite shower room, together with a modern and contemporary family bathroom completes this lovely holiday home.

Outside is a lawned garden with furniture, and the garage provides secure storage for bikes and equipment which is so handy given there are some fantastic mountain bike tracks and trails close by.

The whole area is fantastic for walkers, with some wonderful routes from the door to lakes, mountains and waterfalls.

Blaenau Ffestiniog is becoming increasingly popular amongst those seeking some thrills!

Zip World Titan, the longest zip wire in Europe, Bounce Below and Zip Caverns, a subterranean system of trampolines and zip wires deep underground, are all a short drive away, and of course there is the famous Ffestiniog Steam Railway to Porthmadog.

The Italian village of Portmeirion is 5 miles away, and historic castles and sandy beaches are all within a 20 minute drive.

There is so much on offer here all year round.

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About the location


Blaenau Ffestiniog 1.5 miles; Porthmadog 10 miles; Betws-y-Coed 13 miles.

Manod is situated between the impressive Manod and Moelwyn mountains near the centre of Snowdonia National Park. Only 1.5 miles away is Blaenau Ffestiniog, once the capital of slate quarrying and in the 18th Century known as the "City of Slate". The town stands in an elevated, natural bowl amidst this mountainous region, has a good variety of shops and pubs, but is best known for its tourist attractions. One of the old quarries is now the renowned Llechwedd Slate Cavern, or there is the magnificent hydroelectric power station and famous narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway providing wonderful trips through spectacular countryside. Enjoy superb walks and bike trails, good climbing at the Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre, wonderful sandy beaches, great fishing or golf, or visit delightful Betws-y-Coed, the Italianate Village at Portmeirion, or Bala, with its renowned white-water rafting opportunities.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas