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Ty Arthur

Manod near Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1002729)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Stunning little cottage, the pictures on the site don't actually do it justice."

    Level of fit and finish is top notch and the owners really have thought of everything. Little things too, like Tea bags, fresh milk just in case you forget, like I did. Butter and scones too. Really can't praise it high enough. Add in a Bathroom to die for and the whole place spotlessly clean. 5 stars, really.

    Reviewed by TimMar 2022

  • "Wonderful cottage and we will definitely be back to visit as soon as possible."

    The owners couldn’t be more helpful and the facilities in the cottage were amazing, especially the bathroom. The kitchen is very well equipped and it seems to be that there is nothing they haven’t thought of. Thankyou for a fabulous holiday.

    Reviewed by NicolaOct 2021

  • "Newly refurbished to a very high quality."

    Nothing appears to be missing The amenities were also to the latest standard including an electric car charge point. Probably the best holiday cottage we have stayed in for some time !

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2021

  • "Cottage was amazing and well equipped."

    Really clean and felt that as soon as we arrived I didn't have to reclean cottage to feel comfortable. Sofa was a little uncomfortable and more than a miles walk to nearest shop the co-op.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2021

  • "This is a brilliant holiday cottage."

    The bathroom is amazing and the kitchen is great with everything you need. We appreciated the welcome pack of food! The beds were really comfortable and warm. The whole house was very clean, modern and comfortable. Internet access was good. The cottage is well located, just a short stroll from the centre of Blaenau Ffestiniog and we did a lovely walk up in the surrounding hills. All three N Wales Zipworlds, Betws-y-Coed (would recommend Hangin Pizza) and mountain walks in Snowdonia (would recommend Lake Ogwen) are all within a hour’s drive. It was easy to communicate with the property owners. We had a great week and would really recommend this property!

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2021

  • "Beautifully decorated and good location with some local walks."

    Enjoyed our stay - thank you.

    Reviewed by CharnJul 2021

  • "The house was very clean and comfortable and was very practical for the dogs."

    The position was excellent for great days out.

    Reviewed by JanineJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, good quality furnishings and fittings, stunning bathroom, most welcome after hours of walking!"

    Brilliant utility room for washing and drying. Good location for exploring Snowdonia and beyond. Some road noise overnight in front bedrooms, we arrived on the hottest week on record and had to have all the windows open. Parking is tight for 2 cars with a steep ramp onto parking area ( we scraped both cars underneath getting on :( ) Had a fab week exploring- Snowdon, Portmerion Village, Harlech Castle and beach (watch for jellyfish), Ffestiniog Railway, Cwmorthin Waterfall and lake above it, if you can make the walk up to it, is stunning. All a car journey away. Good Covid-19 procedures and check in communication :)

    Reviewed by AlisonJul 2021

  • "The cottage is well presented, clean and equipped to a good standard and there was a lovely welcome hamper."

    The location is great fo exploring North Wales. The only thing to note is that the parking is only really suitable for one large or two very small cars, but there is plenty of on street parking close by.

    Reviewed by MartinJun 2021

  • "The house was absolutely lovely, very clean, the beds were so comfy, everything was as we expected and the welcome basket was such a nice touch and very much enjoyed!"

    ! We would love to return for another stay. We love Wales

    Reviewed by TraceyJun 2021

  • "The cottage was finished to a very high standard, everything you need for a ..."

    The cottage was finished to a very high standard, everything you need for a relaxing holiday eat in or eat out, the bathroom is fabulous also the patio is in a sun spot

    Reviewed by AntonyMay 2021

  • "We had a wonderful time at Ty Arthur!"

    Everything was spotlessly clean, the kitchen was very well equipped, beds super comfy, shower powerful and hot, and the log burner in the lounge was a lovely addition for chilly evenings. Everything was very simple with check in (keys left in a key safe by the door) and the hosts leave their number in case of any queries or issues (we didn't have any!) Would definitely recommend the cottage as a brilliant base to explore Snowdonia :)

    Reviewed by ElizabethApr 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location, with everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    Reviewed by HannahOct 2020

  • "Loved the cottage."

    Good base for exploring Snowdonia and beyond

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "The cottage was exceptional."

    The owner had furnished it to thr highest of standards. Perfect for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "A wonderful cottage finished to a very high standard with a lovely welcome basket."

    We enjoyed the area with great walking and sandy beaches. Would definitely recommend this property.

    Reviewed by MicheleSep 2020

  • "The cottage is beautiful clean and homely."

    The bathroom and shower is Pure luxury :) the only thing I would say is that the kitchen would benefit from more baking trays but apart from that it was perfect

    Reviewed by JoAug 2020

  • "This cottage is stunning, the pictures do not do it justice."

    Upon arrival we were greeted with a hamper which included basics such as bread, milk and butter together with tea/coffee. The Kitchen is well stocked with all equipment to cook a 3 course meal if required. The lounge/dining room is spacious and cosy with high quality décor. The upstairs continued with high quality furnishings. The bathroom is to die for with my 4 year old swimming in the bath each night. The doors were heavy, however door stops were provided to stop little ones fingers being caught in the doors. I could not fault this cottage and would have loved to have taken it home with me. The location is ideal as a base to explore this part of Wales. Looking to book again next year.

    Reviewed by MichelleAug 2020

  • "The cottage was Lovely, fantastic bathroom and glorious bath, very comfortable beds which we definitely needed after exploring the area."

    It was a little chilly the first few nights so we lit the stove fire like we would at home and it was very cosy. Due to coronavirus most/all pubs, shops and restaurants were closed so we cooked in every night and the kitchen was suitably equipt. We did many walks including to the summit of snowdon and had a absolutely lovely time away from the usual 4 walls, which during this strange time we have seen lot of. The minute we arrived and walked into the house and saw a lovely welcome hamper, our holiday began, nice treats to tuck into after a long drive up from Kent. Thank you very much Skye and especially the cottage owners -its beautiful as is the countryside.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2020

  • "The cottage has been finished to a high quality and has everything you need to feel at home."

    Well placed for lots of walking. We had a wonderful holiday and will be back.

    Reviewed by AnitaNov 2019

  • "Ty Arthur has been thoughtfully designed with great decoration and extremely good cleanliness."

    The welcome pack was a pleasant surprise and great fully received after a long journey! The bedrooms are really comfortable and beautifully decorated. The bathroom is a definite wow factor with a bath and shower to die is for (especially after a climb up and down Snowdon!). The outside space with a toilet and washing facilities was very useful for muddy boots and paws! I would like to note that some people may find the noise from the road noticeable each morning, it does disturb your lie in from around 630am! It’s not constant but it’s there all the same! On another note, the kitchen would benefit from more kitchen ware such as, baking trays, roasting dishes, tongs etc. As we like to eat in during the week we did struggle with a lack of things! Having said this, we will definitely return in the future, the cottage is superb and with a few tweaks, it would be perfect. It’s a great base for exploring Snowdon having visited Betws-y-Coed, Conwy, climbed Snowdon, Zip World - Bounce Below and Coed-y-Brenin (cycling tracks) we had a great week! Thank you!

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2019

  • "Really lovely place to stay."

    The quality of everything in the house was very good. Only two concerns I'd raise. First, the car grounded a couple of times going on and off the parking space at the rear of the cottage - once when I went near to the raised corner and once just going off the centre of the space. Obviously these things happen, but it might upset other customers with newer cars a bit more than me! Second, it might be worth noting that (despite excellent double glazing) there will be some road noise, as the property is on a main road. For those more used to road noise I'd doubt it would be a major problem, but for those that live in more rural places it could take some getting used to (I did wake a few times when some faster vehicles went past).

    Reviewed by ColinOct 2019

  • "The cottage exceeded all our expectations."

    It has been decorated to a very high standard . The furniture and fittings are of very good quality. Our stay in Ty Arthur was overall very comfortable and would certainly recommend it family and friends .

    Reviewed by SheilaAug 2019

  • "The cottage was very well presented and had all the facilities you need and more."

    The trip itself to North Wales was full of adventures, with lots to do if you love zip wires, walking with breathtaking scenery. It's a good idea to look ahead and plan what you want to venture out and do to make sure you get to do everything you hoped for. Excellent break away away from the city life.

    Reviewed by BhupinderAug 2019

  • "Excellent cottage with all the facilities you would need for a great holiday."

    Loved the bathroom and also the utility room as my husband loved using it as a changing room after his morning run.very central place to visit all the places we wanted to .would love to visit again sometime . The stairs were quite steep as I have a hip problem so might not be suitable for elderly people.The fire doors were quite stiff and heavy but you felt safe knowing you were protected.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2019

  • "The cottage was fabulous - and had everything you could possibly need."

    Absolutely spotless, extremely high standard and the welcome pack was terrific too. A pleasure to stay there!

    Reviewed by JuliaJul 2019

  • "The cottage has been refurbished to a very high standard and had everything you required."

    The attention to detail was excellent right down to the welcome hamper that was left for us on our arrival. The location made it ideal to explore the area including Porthmadoc, Caernarfon and even Llandudno. The cottage itself was faultless.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2019

  • "The cottage is a little haven and beautifully decorated throughout, no expense has been spared on the makeover of this property."

    The bedrooms are spacious, the bathroom is amazing. We can imagine sitting there in the winter months with the log burning fire on. The cottage has everything you need for making lovely meals and the nearby shops do supply most of what you require if you’re a stay at home cook. The beds are large and comfortable. Charging for electric cars is a superb ideal, you do need to have your wit about you for parking though as the narrow back alley is tight so in a BIG car you could struggle, but that isn’t the fault of the cottage owners that is the general makeup of the area. Thank you for letting us stay in this wonderful cottage. John& Louise

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2019

  • "Brilliant home and great location to travel around."

    Made to feel very welcome and so homely. All the little extras that really make a difference. Would very highly recommend but leave some time for us to visit again!

    Reviewed by FayJun 2019

  • "For quality and attention to detail I would say this property is unbeatable."

    We stay in quite a lot of properties and, although they are nearly always brilliant, this one is outstanding. Everything you want or need is found here, there are no negatives, modern, light, comfortable, perfect for our 3 generation break. I would love to return but I think it may be booked rapidly once word gets around, thank you to the person who looks after this property, the welcome pack was first class.

    Reviewed by MalcolmJun 2019

  • "We realised that we were the first guests at this cottage as it had just been refurbished."

    The standard of the refurbishment was superb. All facilities were well thought out and every need provided for. There was a substantial welcome pack in the kitchen waiting for us which was much appreciated. The only issue was the self closing fire doors wich needed adjusting and slammed shut. I have notified the landlord and he said he would do this. We would definately rate this cottage to friends and family and on our next visit try to use again.

    Reviewed by LynneMay 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size and 1 x single
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, double walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • External utility with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher with washing machine, tumble dryer in external utility, Smart TV with Freeview, a selection of books, games and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car, there is also on road parking available close to the property
  • Rear patio courtyard with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (downstairs only)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile and pub 0.5 miles
  • Note: Dogs are to be kept on the ground floor only
  • Note: The owner has provided an electric car charging point (no cables provided).

The property

Blaenau Ffestiniog 1 mile.

Situated in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, in the district of Manod and 1 mile from the historic mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, is this stunning end-terrace stone cottage.

Ty Arthur is ideally placed for exploring all this beautiful region has to offer, with access to a number of tourist attractions.

Step into the delightful, open-plan living space, with a sitting room boasting hardwood flooring, soft fabrics and a splash of colour in the mustard-coloured sofas.

Delight in the period features, such as the stone inglenook fireplace, housing a woodburning stove to add that extra bit of warmth while you settle down of an evening to catch up with your favourite shows, whilst the dining area has ample seating for families to gather for meals or planning the day's events.

The kitchen offers a delightful set of soft-closed white units and sleek black worktops, housing a range of contemporary appliances to rustle up a delicious home-cooked meal.

The first floor boasts three spacious bedrooms, consisting of a super king-size bed with zip and link features, a normal king-size bed and a single, so whatever your group type, this property can accommodate you.

The family bathroom has been finished to a high standard, with a light decor, and boasts a deluxe freestanding bath and a double walk-in shower, so you can enjoy a relaxing soak in the tub of an evening to wash away those aching muscles from the day.

Use the rear courtyard area to enjoy a refreshing drink in the evening sun, whilst watching the sunset over the surrounding cottages and Moelwyn mountain range beyond.

The owner has gone to extreme lengths to ensure you have everything you need for your stay, including an electric car charging point.

While you're in the area, you will have easy access to a number of tourist attractions, including the magnificent Zip World Titan, Bounce Below, an adventure park which is part of the Slate Mountain experience and offers thrilling zip wire rides, trampolines and so much more - something fun for the whole family to get involved with.

For those keen on mountain biking, then visit Antur Stiniog, race to the top and discover a plethora of far-reaching views across Snowdonia.

Or visit the harbour town of Porthmadog, less than half an hour's drive away, with a delightful sandy beach, perfect for family days out.

Discover the many eateries, independent shops and cafés for all of your amenities in Blaenau Ffestiniog, just 1 mile away.

Ty Arthur is the perfect place to stay in order to access many of Snowdonia's finest sights.

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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
  • Christmas
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