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Carreg Gleision

Manod near Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1583)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mr Hume

    “This Cottage is a perfect base to ...”

    This Cottage is a perfect base to explore Snowdonia. It was easy to book with just a small deposit and matched the pictures and description given. The Ffestiniog Railway is within walking distance and many other superb places are just a short drive away. If you want a day at the beach, there are plenty to choose from including Barmouth which is absolutely beautiful, yet somewhat surreal with it's historic train bridge spanning across the sea, and beyond that mountains such as Cader Idris in the ...

    This Cottage is a perfect base to explore Snowdonia. It was easy to book with just a small deposit and matched the pictures and description given. The Ffestiniog Railway is within walking distance and many other superb places are just a short drive away. If you want a day at the beach, there are plenty to choose from including Barmouth which is absolutely beautiful, yet somewhat surreal with it's historic train bridge spanning across the sea, and beyond that mountains such as Cader Idris in the background. There are also many Waterfalls to visit within easy reach. The largest and most spectacular waterfall in Wales is about 30 miles away - Pistyll Rhaeadr. This is well worth the drive and there are two paths to reach the top, both on the right hand side of the falls. One is quite steep and rugged whilst the other is a little longer but a more gentle gradient. The whole landscape is made from hills and mountains with hundreds of walks listed on various websites such as the National Trust with very clear instructions. 'The Fairy Glen' is stunning on a sunny day. The pictures online look like an edited photoshop image, but if you visit, you will discover that no camera can capture how amazingly beautiful this place really is. The 'Ugly House' is also a lovely and interesting stop for a coffee if you happen to be in the area. The Snowdon Railway takes you to the summit of Mount Snowdon - although it may seem expensive it's well worth the money. We also visited the Sygun Copper Mines. The attraction itself is very good and inexpensive for families with a good coffee shop and gift shop. There is a lakeside walk here which is an easy short walk along a river with no steep climbing! But you can climb some easy steps once at the lake and view it from above within 5 minutes. Just outside Blaenau Ffestiniog is Llechwedd Slate Caverns and Zip World, both great attractions. I could just keep writing and writing for hours and hours listing things to do from here. The cottage is so relaxing and peaceful to return to at the end of the day and well equipped - a home from home.

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine

The property

An 18th century stone-built terraced cottage, situated on the outskirts of Manod, near the centre of Snowdonia National Park.

Renovated to retain much original character, including some exposed beams, stone walls and a woodburner in an impressive feature fireplace, Carreg Gleision offers snug and cosy accommodation, ideal for a romantic break or an active family holiday.

This cottage near Manod has two cosy bedrooms and stunning mountain views.

There is so much to do in the area; Manod Mawr/Bach Mountains and the hidden Manod Lake are directly opposite, offering excellent walking with superb views of Snowdonia.

Nearby Llecwedd offers a new downhill mountain bike track, the largest zip wire zone in Europe and the exciting ‘Bounce Below’ underground trampolines.

Enjoy bustling Porthmadog with its marina, and enormous Black Rock Sands beach, or take in the many famous castles and lovely lakes North Wales is famous for.

A lovely Manod cottage in a wonderful location, perfect for a holiday all year round.

Accommodation

Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x adult bunks. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner and mountain views.

Amenities

  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Garden with patio, small lawn, furniture and mountain views
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: There are 13 steep steps to the rear patio/lawn level, so the garden is not suitable for the infirm or young, unsupervised children.

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About the location

MANOD

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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