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Tan y Rhos Cottage

Manod near Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 946840)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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19 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Goodall Uw

    “Location is perfect for exploring North Wales and the.”

    Accomodation was superb and all the little extras really appreciated!

    Accomodation was superb and all the little extras really appreciated! Amused by the book men and sheds :)

    - Mr Goodall Uw, September 2020

The property

Manod 0.25 miles.

A delightful, 18th century, stone-built terraced cottage, situated on the outskirts of Manod, just over a mile miles from the historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.

Tan y Rhos is one of the original cottages built around 1760 and predates the development of the town.

This cottage is an ideal base for couples, friends or a family who enjoy walking and the great outdoors.

Surrounded by dramatic scenery, this charming open plan property boasts glorious mountain views from most aspects and has been sympathetically renovated to retain much original character, including exposed beams, slate flagstone flooring in the kitchen, quarry tiled flooring in the sitting area together with a large, and impressive inglenook fireplace with a woodburning stove, ideal for those chillier evenings or when you just want to curl up and watch your favourite film.

The kitchen is well-equipped with a comfy dining area and two delightful bedrooms and a shower room upstairs complete this charming cottage.

The cottage has a lovely terraced rear patio and seating area and is a perfect place to relax after a long day on the mountains with a glass of something chilled.

Being elevated, it makes an ideal vantage point from which to enjoy the scenic countryside and mountainous views.

The surrounding area offers beautiful countryside and stunning views, with the Manod Mawr and Bach mountains and the hidden Manod Lake directly opposite the property.

Nearby Blaenau Ffestiniog offers an array of shops, cafes, restaurants, tea rooms, pubs and a cinema.

Llechwedd Slate Caverns offers a world-class downhill mountain bike track, ZipWorld Titan and Caverns, the largest zip wire zone in Europe and the exciting Bounce Below underground trampolines.

For something a little less exhausting but just as exciting is the world-famous Ffestiniog narrow gauge steam railway which is definitely worth a ride.

Enjoy the nearby bustling town of Porthmadog with its marina, or the enormous beach at Black Rock Sands, whilst Bodnant Gardens and Mount Snowdon itself are both within easy reach.

This cottage is charming and provides a lovely retreat for all the family, any time of the year.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x 2' 6'' twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven and electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, iPod dock
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate
  • Off road parking for 1 medium size car only
  • Terraced garden with patio and furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (please bring own dog beds)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 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 people with limited mobility and young children should be supervised at all times
  • Note: The cottage is close to the road and some traffic noise may be heard
  • Note: Check-in 4pm.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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