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Maentwrog near Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 953826)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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  • Mr Stratton

    “Everything went smoothly via Sykes.”

    Would use again for a suitable property.

    Would use again for a suitable property.

The property

This superb, stone-built, Grade II listed detached cottage overlooks the Moelwyn Mountains and is next to the owners' home, situated in centre of the village of Maentwrog, in the Snowdonia National Park.

Situated close to some stunning walks and truly amazing scenery this character property is ideal for a family.

Being the oldest property in the village, this property boasts character features, such as exposed beams and slate floors.

You park your car at the front of the property and then enter directly into the cosy and quality sitting room.

This room just invites you in and once you light the woodburner, which is set into an inglenook fireplace you won’t want to leave this comfy space, especially on a chilly day.

To the right of the sitting room is a modern kitchen with a Rangemaster cooker and a dining area that seats six.

Only accessed via the sitting room is a separate snug, where peace and quiet is assured and a place in which you can relax with a good book.

Up on the first floor are three delightful bedrooms, where a good night’s sleep is assured.

The single bedroom has a decorative fireplace, whilst one the double rooms has county views and the other has a lovely bistro table and chairs, which is an ideal setting to relax with a morning coffee or breakfast before venturing out for the day.

Completing the accommodation is a beautiful bathroom with a free-standing bath and a separate shower.

On a sunny day, the raised, wrap-around decked area just beckons you outside, which is just the spot to unwind with a cold drink whilst the sun sets on another day within this wonderful part of North Wales.

Located on the edge of the Lleyn Peninsula, this cottage certainly has kerb appeal.

Wander from the cottage to the Grapes Hotel for a lovely lunch or evening meal, or head out to explore some of the beautiful walks on offer in and around Maentwrog.

There are so many attractions and things to do within a short drive including The Italianate Village of Portmerion, steam trains galore or shopping on the High St in Porthmadog.

Just a ten minute drive takes you to the fabulous historic town of Harlech, with its spectacular castle and vast expanse of golden beach, as well as quirky shops.

Drive 15 minutes in the other direction and you will be on the High St in Porthmadog where you can hop on the Welsh Highland Railway across to Beddgelert, Caernarfon, Blaenau Ffestiniog - wherever takes your fancy!

A little further again takes you to the picturesque village of Llanbedr, (you must visit the Victoria Pub), and Shell Island.

For a different day out, you might even fancy heading over to Barmouth for the day where you might catch the donkeys on the beach or take a spin on the waltzers, and visit to The Last Inn for a pint too.

A luxury Snowdonia holiday home that’s sure to provide you with a holiday to remember.

Note: This cottage can be booked with Ref. 2191, together they sleep 8.


  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single Bathroom with free-standing bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • External utility
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Snug with electric fire.
  • Oil central heating with electric fire and woodburner
  • Electric range cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine and tumble dryer in utility, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Decked balcony with furniture, plus slate garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1 min walk
  • Note: There’s one step down into the snug and one step down into one of the double bedrooms
  • Note: Children must be supervised at all times when on the decked balcony
  • Note: Mobile phone reception can be limited
  • Note: Check-in 4pm. Note - Property sleeps 5 Adults and 1 infant Note - Request cot if needed

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Tan y Bwlch 0.5 miles; Blaenau Ffestiniog 3 miles; Penrhyndeudraeth 4 miles; Porthmadog 7 miles.

Maentwrog is a village and community in the Welsh county of Gwynedd, lying in the Vale of Ffestiniog just below Blaenau Ffestiniog, within the Snowdonia National Park. The River Dwyryd runs alongside the village, on the periphery and adds to the picturesque environment. The village has its own highly regarded traditional inn, the Grapes Hotel, well known for its food and atmosphere and the Oakeley Arms is also nearby. The scenic area around Maentwrog has many public footpaths plus the beauty spot of Plas Tan Y Bwlch and the Ffestiniog Steam Railway are also within a few miles. Nearby Plas Tan y Bwlch, substantially rebuilt during the 19th century by the Oakeley family on the site of a first house probably built in the early 17th century, overlooks the village. Plas Tan y Bwlch has its own halt - Plas Halt - on the Ffestiniog Railway, and nearby Tan-y-Bwlch railway station is the railway's principal intermediate station. Maentwrog means Twrog's stone and according to legend, a giant known as Twrog hurled a boulder from the top of a hill down into the settlement, destroying a pagan altar. This stone is said to be the one located in St Twrog's Church courtyard. It is said that if one rubs this boulder one is fated to return to the village in the future. The village settlement expanded in the 19th century to house workers from local slate mines. Within the village community is the imposing Plas Tan y Bwlch, home of the Snowdonia National Park Study Centre and former residence of the Oakeley family. A superb base from which to discover the Snowdonia National Park and all of North Wales.

Region Information

Note: Property sleeps 5 adults and 1 child.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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