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The Old Smithy Cottage

Maentwrog near Penrhyndeudraeth, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 1067696)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
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15 Customer Review(s)

  • “Cottage was well furnished and to a high standard.”

    The addition of the welcome pack was very thoughtful. The kitchen was well stocked but rather cramped which was very limiting. The fridge is in the porch, it would be easier to access if round other way. ...

    The addition of the welcome pack was very thoughtful. The kitchen was well stocked but rather cramped which was very limiting. The fridge is in the porch, it would be easier to access if round other way. No cleaning products were supplied but I had taken my own in case. The step down into the conservatory could cause problems for someone with poor mobility as could the steps going into the cottage, I found it very difficult getting in and out of the bath to access the shower as there was no grab rail. The conservatory was very pleasant with wonderful views The cottage is situated on an extremely busy road with traffic going at high speeds so the noise and access can be very annoying. It also does not feel safe walking along road as quite narrow and no footpath in places The owners have put a lot of thought and effort into the property and it is a shame that the road is a major problem. For that reason we would not return

    - Mrs Evans, September 2021

About the property

Penrhyndeudraeth 3.2 miles.

Surrounded by breath-taking panoramic views of Welsh mountains and far-reaching countryside is The Old Smithy Cottage, a ground-floor annexe attached to the owner's property.

This self-contained abode has its own private entrance on the main road for you to settle in at your own pace.

Feel at home as you enter this characterful stone cottage, welcomed by an entrance hall for you to hang up your coats, kick off your shoes, and grab a beer from the fridge after a long walk.

Relax and unwind in the living/dining room, a stylish space where you can put your feet up and let the Smart TV entertain you before sitting down for a delicious meal prepared within the amply-equipped kitchen.

Indulge in a dreamy summer's afternoon in the conservatory, boasting sensational views of lush fields, rolling hills and far-away villages, here you can get lost in a good book, spot the local wildlife or enjoy an evening together over a glass of wine.

When you're ready to call it a night, retire to the double bedroom, a chic resting spot with ample storage and lovely décor.

Take your pick between a calming bubble bath after an adventurous day, or hop in for a brisk shower before an evening dining out in one of the nearby excellent pubs!

Dine alfresco on the outdoor patio, settling in for a tasty meal in front of the awe-inspiring backdrop of panoramic mountain views and far-reaching landscapes, you can also indulge in a sit down picnic on the lawn area.

Step outside into the peaceful countryside which surrounds the property, with woodland walks right on the doorstep, as well as the popular Grapes Hotel and Oakeley Arms, dating back to the 16th and 17th century, offering perfect spots to enjoy an afternoon pint with a spot of traditional pub grub.

Venture over to Blaenau Ffestiniog for an exciting day, boasting fantastic attractions including Bounce Below, Zip World Titan and Caverns, and Llechwedd slate caverns, as well as the Ffestiniog Steam Railway and a wide range of shops, pubs, and dining options.

Spend a day in the unique town of Porthmadog, a colourful corner of Wales with an interesting Maritime Museum and access to the stunning Black Rock Sands.

Explore outdoor adventure in the encompassing areas of the Snowdonia National Park, home to some of the UK's best walking trails around challenging peaks at Dinas Emrys, Erik Scott, and Mount Snowdon.

Alternatively, enjoy leisurely walks along the Wales Coast Path over to Portmeirion, a beautiful Italianate village with exciting attractions at Riviera inspired houses, the Central Piazza, and a peaceful quayside.

Spend a memorable week in Wales with your other half at The Old Smithy Cottage.


  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Conservatory
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, Smart TV with Sky and Netflix, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Patio with seating and lawn area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.2 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: The cottage is on a main road and some road noise may be heard
  • Note: Steps down from conservatory which may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: The property is attached to the owner's home with it's own private entrance and thick walls

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

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About the location


Portmeirion 2 miles; Porthmadog 3 miles; Beddgelert 7.7 miles.

The large village of Penrhyndeudraeth boasts a selection of shops and a variety of restaurants, Post Office and a railway station which takes you along the Ffestiniog Railway. Just two miles away is the celebrated unique Italianate village of Portmeirion, which was the location of the TV show The Prisoner, and is surrounded by sandy beaches and captivating woodlands. The harbour town of Porthmadog is a little further along, where you can journey along the Ffestiniog Railway to the slate town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, "the town that roofed the world". To the north is the pretty village of Beddgelert, which is set around the Afon Glaslyn River and offers craft shops, pubs, tea rooms, restaurants, and an enchanting riverside walk, and it’s also located in the stunning Snowdonia National Park, from where you can spend hours admiring the beautiful scenery on foot or by bike. Penrhyndeudraeth is an ideal base for exploring the Llyn Peninsula, Snowdonia National Park and many other places in North Wales.

Region Information

Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £150 for this property.
Please note, this property accepts 2 guests and no additional infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas