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Montague House

(Ref. 1098841)

Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map

3.6

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • home (4)
  • property (4)
  • lovely (3)
  • choice (2)
  • disappointing (2)
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5 Customer Reviews

  • "Overall we had a nice time at the property, the house was very clean and the bedrooms and bathroom were tastefully furnished."

    The kitchen suited our needs and had adequate equipment and utensils. The location is excellent and the main selling point. However, we did find the property quite untidy: stacks of paving slabs, half used bag of compost and a parasol in a heap at the front of the house is the first thing we saw and was a disappointing first impression. Random items just left up corners, like the spare laminate flooring in the top double bedroom. The quality of the decorating is really poor - I had read other people say this in other reviews, and is was not the most important factor in our choice of somewhere to stay, however when we were there it just made the house feel a bit like a student let rather than a holiday home. The place did feel a little uncared for. I am referring to things like really careless paintwork on the doors and trim, one light switch had the screws missing, bits of trim not matching up neatly, things like that. Nothing a huge problem, but the house didn't feel like the holiday treat we had hoped for.

    Reviewed by Emily3.8Jul 2023

  • "We booked a weekend at this property, When we arrived we were hugely disappointed we rang Sykes straight away and ran through our concerns and issues regarding the fixture, fittings and security of this property, We were advised to take pictures and videos and send them over, we explained we could not stay at the property especially when there is a security issue with a window not closing on the ground floor let along the other issues."

    We locked up and left the property and went to find a hotel to stay over at night after travelling for 5.5 hours. we promptly sent over the pictures. Sykes have told us they have struggled to speak to the owner with regards to the issues raised, we eventually received a message from Skyes to say the owner said if we depart from the property now they would refund the remaining days as we pointed out that we never stayed at the property therefore we are expecting a full refund for the 3 nights. We have e shared evidence of our findings at the property, a receipt of the hotel we stayed at night but since then we have been told the owner is not responding. We had no other choice but to travel home as it was too short notice for anyone else to take us in. We lost out on our other activities we had booked. Very disappointing as this area looks lovely from what we saw and the property has a lot of potential. Unfortunately this was a complete disaster and remains unresolved 4 days since we raised the issues.

    We obviously feel really disappointed to have received your feedback. We have stayed at the house many times ourselves and derived much joy from its many positive attributes of lovely views, walks, comfortable beds, all our homely comforts. We have also received very positive feedback from guests who have left their comments in our Visitors Book and online. We are sorry to hear you did not stay to experience this, and walked out to find something you perceived to be better for your own needs. We appreciate there are some works needing to be done and are endeavouring to get these tackled during our off peak period. It is a 19th century old quirky house that can not be expected to remain in pristine condition 100% of the time. For us that adds to its charm! This is subjective however, and it will never live up to everyone’s expectations. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jackie1.6Sep 2022

  • "The decorative finish in this property was one of the worst I have encountered."

    The work surface in the kitchen was sticky and in places smeared with white decorators caulk. There were paint splashes on the floors. Some paintwork was peeling, some appeared to finished with thin undercoat. The bathroom door did not close and fan did not work. The finishing on a lot of the woodwork was extremely crude. House needs the attention of a professional decorator!

    Thank you for your feedback. We appreciate all reviews, good and not so good. The issues you mention related to the bathroom - the door and the fan - we will be rectifying at our earliest convenience and thank you for bringing this to our attention. We would plan to undertake maintenance during low season and as this house is old and a bit quirky there will be jobs that need tackling from time to time. Decorative finish is of course subjective and we appreciate will not suit everyone's taste. Hopefully this did not detract from your stay and you did manage to enjoy yourselves with all this area of Wales has to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dave2.5Sep 2022

  • "The owners should add a picture of the beautiful views on the listing."

    Lovely fully equipped home, great positioning for zip world and approx 20mins drive to the beach. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Shelleigh5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely property, clean and comfortable and genuinely welcoming for pets."

    Well equipped with everything you would need to make it a home from home. Just a short drive to beautiful beaches and amazing days out.

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Aug 2022

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 3 x double with hairdryers, 1 x second-floor bunk
  • Bathroom with roll-top, bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin, WC, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi and a selection of games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Parking available for 2 cars maximum in front of property; alternative roadside parking close by for any additional cars
  • Front patio with picnic bench
  • Rear garden with gravelled area and picnic bench
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: Maximum 5 adults 2 children
  • Note: There are 10 steps up to the property
  • Please note: property is in a quiet residential area with families - please be respectful of neighbours
  • No stag or hen parties or similar

The property

Montague House, a four-bedroom mid-terrace, three-storey rustic cottage in Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd is the perfect place for families and friends to spend some quality time together.

Very much suited to walkers and hikers who want to use the property as a base for exploring all that the Snowdonia National Park has to offer - with great mountain views and proximity to all the amenities you'll never be short of things to do when you visit.

The open-plan living space is a great space for socialising and cooking, with a kitchen furnished with an electric cooker and a dishwasher to help clean up after your home-cooked meals, along with a breakfast bar for your morning coffee, and Chesterfield sofas to relax on while the chef of the group takes care of dinner.

From here, the living/dining room is a great spot to unwind, with a woodburning stove and a Smart TV, a lovely space for snuggling up after a day of walking.

The bathroom has a walk-in shower for a quick freshen up and a roll-top clawfoot bath, which is perfect for soaking away your stresses.

When sleep calls, the first bedroom is a pleasant space decorated in deep blues with a double bed, the second bedroom likewise has a double bed, but is more suited to a solo adult, both located on the first floor.

Climb upstairs and find the third bedroom, another double with Velux windows that allow sunlight to pour in, and the fourth and final bedroom is a cute bunk room to give the children their own space.

Outside, the property features a quaint garden with dramatic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys; take in the scenery and enjoy outdoor dining and lounging on the picnic benches.

An action-packed day out awaits at Blaenau Ffestiniog; your little ones will love Zip World Llechwedd, an indoor adventure park complete with ziplines, ball pits and more, and for the railway enthusiasts in the family, hop aboard the Ffestiniog Railway for a journey back in time and don't forget to explore the stunning natural beauty of Cwmorthin Waterfall.

There’s also an abundance of outdoor activities to try such as hiking, mountain biking, and rock climbing, as well as walks around the town and nearby quarries.

Head out of the town for and visit Portmeirion, a unique and beautiful Italianate village that is home to a variety of attractions, including the Gwaith Powdwr North Wales Wildlife Trust Nature Reserve and Morfa Bychan.

The village is known for its eclectic architecture, which features a mix of styles from around the world, with a focus on Italy, and visitors can also enjoy a variety of shops, restaurants, and pubs in the village.

For a day at the seaside, Porthmadog is an area full of natural beauty and historical attractions, as well as Black Rock Sands caves are a must-see for nature lovers; visit Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways and enjoy a scenic journey through the stunning Snowdonia National Park or the Ynysypandy Slate Mill, the only working slate mill in Wales.

Whatever your style of adventure, Montague House is the choice for you and your loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location

BLAENAU FFESTINIOG

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 now hold the prestigious status of a world heritage site, awarded by UNESCO and visitors can take enthralling underground trips there to see mining as it was done in days gone by. The famous narrow gauge Ffestiniog mountain railway also 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.

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Note: Maximum 5 adults 2 children.

Note: There are 10 steps up to the property.

Please note: property is in a quiet residential area with families; please be respectful of neighbours. No stag or hen parties or similar.

Please Note: The stairs in this property are steep and may not be suitable for infants or the elderly.