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Llan Ffestiniog near Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "I had a wonderful holiday, literally home from home."

    Everything you needed, no short cuts. Porthmadog only 20 minutes drive, well worth a visit. The local village had a small shop, pub just up the road, result. Parking across the road, so no hassle when you return from a long day out. My girl (dog) enjoyed galloping round the garden. Defiantly a return visit due.

    Thank you, Charlotte, it was a pleasure to host your January holiday. Sorry about the weather but so glad it was cosy for you after long walks. Diane and Bernard Property Owner

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a highly enjoyable stay at Gorwel."

    Great views of the mountains from the lounge, great location for mountains, woodlands and coast. Large secure back garden ideal for my dog. Good close parking. Cottage nice and warm and cosy. Modern and practical would have benefited from a few small additions, i.e. toilet paper, soap, bin liners. Would return again, friendly locals.

    Reviewed by Steve4.1Oct 2023

  • "Excellent relaxing stay as usual"

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Oct 2023

  • "We loved out stay at Gorwel Cottage, it was a well laid out, well equipped and tastefully decorated cottage in a peaceful prime location with stunning views, lovely neighbours and a couple of horses in the field across the way who were there to greet us when we arrived."

    The cottage was in a great central location enabling us to visit many areas such as Bala, Porthmadog, Barmouth etc. Generally the cottage was tidy and cleanish - bit more time spent on cleaning perhaps required in the future but this did not dampen our stay. We slept well on very comfortable mattresses and the dogs enjoyed having a good sniff around the garden although a couple of holes in the fencing need to be rectified and garden tidied a little but it didn't stop us from sitting out in the garden enjoying the sunshine and stunning views. Overall we had a fab holiday, the positives certainly outway the couple of negative issues we had. We really enjoyed staying here and we would certainly stay here again, definitely recommend it! Thank you Bernard

    Reviewed by Daryl3.8Aug 2023

  • "The bungalow was very nice and tidy."

    It was comfortable to stay in good location and great views.

    Reviewed by Lisa4.1Jul 2023

  • "The accommodation itself was lovely, great location and nice and peaceful with lovely views."

    The seating area in the lounge could be more comfortable. There was an issue with flushing the toilet even with a small amount of toilet paper. The shower runs straight out on to the floor unless you turn the dial by a quarter turn. There was also no green bin for general waste. Apart from that we had a lovely stay and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Jun 2023

  • "This property has outstanding views of the mountains which are without doubt just gorgeous."

    The garden was clean, tidy and well cared for (if you’ve got a small dog, it’s not 100% secure as my small dog found holes under the fences). The bungalow was mostly clean, needs some attention to detail cleaning (kitchen cupboards, oven, extractor fan in bathroom, shower base!) but the floors, beds, curtains etc were spotless. The mattresses on both beds are amazing but take your own pillows. So much to do in the vicinity, also a bonus, overall a good bungalow, very quiet, cosy.

    Reviewed by Natalie3.8Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely love this place could do with some bigger plates and new cutlery tastes tarnish on them x"

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Mar 2023

  • "Could do with new pillows definitely WiFi we couldn't get the heating on but we still enjoyed are self loved the fire"

    Reviewed by Sarah3.8Feb 2023

  • "No problems with the cottage, only problem we encountered was with the key safe, one of the keys had wedge against the opening mechanism when I put the number in."

    Eventually got it open. Apart from that we had a fantastic time

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2022

  • "Would visit Gorwel again."

    Enjoyed staying at the bungalow it was a good location we had day trips out. The bungalow was equipped with everything we needed. There was no Wi-Fi but it wasn’t a problem we was out most of the day and just watched tele or a dvd of a night.

    Reviewed by Lauren3.8Jul 2022

  • "Although a fantastic property and idealic location, the property could benefit from comfier furniture, with my husband being disabled the low beds and sofas were very hard for him to get on and off."

    WiFi being available would also be beneficial as this is the norm in most holiday settings.

    Reviewed by Lynne3.4Jul 2022

  • "As with other feedback I've seen, the bungalow was covered in dust and hair."

    We spent over an hour cleaning when we arrived. The furniture is very low and modern and we found it uncomfortable. The bed was comfortable but again very low. Every thing you needed was their, so well equipped. The views of the mountains and waterfalls were fantastic. An ideal base for exploring Snowdonia and only an hour from Anglesey.

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2021

  • "Excellent location , great walks from the accommodation and central location meant we didn’t travel for long to make our planned activities at Zip world and Snowdon."

    Gorwel itself was great .

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Great location. Wonderful views. If it had WiFi it would be perfect!

    Reviewed by David4.7Jul 2021

  • "Everything was fine , loads of room and space however the cleanliness was ..."

    Everything was fine , loads of room and space however the cleanliness was disappointing, loads of dust everywhere , the floor wasn’t cleaned and the carpets looked like they weren’t hoovered

    Reviewed by Paulina3.1Jul 2021

  • "Great little bungalow, fantastic location."

    Garden was secure for the dog. Then only problem we found was the furniture was very basic, uncomfortable and really low which my husband found very difficult to get out off as he is disabled. Also WiFi would be an added benefit.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.1Jul 2021

  • "Had 5 lovely days in Gorwel, wished we stayed longer!"

    Would definitely stay again, only critisism was the somewhat dusty floors and the uncared for and sad looking plants . Don't let that stop you from staying, cottage is in a prime location :)

    Reviewed by Laurence4.4Jun 2021

  • "Lovely bungalow, very comfortable, the view from the lounge window was amazing, great location as you could go for walks from there or drive a short way to get to all different walks."

    The only thing’s that I wasn’t really happy with were the hairs & dust on the floors especially in the bathroom behind the shelf unit that has the towels on, & it could be moved but didn’t look like it had been for a very long time, & the garden wasn’t completely secure for our terrier dog, the gate was practically hanging off so we had to put the bin & tall flower pot in front of it to then get a knock on the door to say that this garden is access to next doors garden & that the gentleman needed to go into next doors garden to empty the dustbin/recycling, so we just left the dustbin in front of it or he would have got out & up in the corner near the shed there were fence panels not complete & although my dog didn’t get through, although if left long enough I’m sure he would have squeezed through, a smaller dog definitely would & although it only went into the pub garden I’m not sure if he could have got out of there but other than that we had a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Tracey3.4May 2021

  • "In these current times of covid we were disappointed on the cleanliness of Gorwel ."

    There was dust n hair under all units including a dirty rag under the bed and as for the bathroom . . . The bin was still full the mirror / shower screen and taps were dirty and the shower step hadn't been moved for a while . And we was amazed that there was no mattress topper on bed considering state of mattress . After a long day out you need to come home to a bit of comfort but was disappointed in furniture . There is a letter on kitchen table about the covid situation but didn't seem to be upheld in Gorwel .

    Reviewed by Steve3.8Oct 2020

  • "Modern cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by Philip3.4Jul 2019

  • "Excellent property to stay at for exploring the area."

    Clean tidy and very comfortable. Although the descrption on the website needs to be updated it didnt affect our stay

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Jul 2019

  • "The owner was really helpful when contacted for the key collection."

    The home was clean and tidy and a great place to base yourself for exploring the Snowdonia National Park. The most wonderful view from the front window and a lovely. Garden to sit and rest after a day out.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jun 2019

  • "A good location to explore the north wales area and the bungalow is well equipped."

    Good local walks both in Ffestiniog and Blaenau-Ffestiniog as well as further a field. Peaceful location would look at booking again if returning to the area.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2019

  • "This place is the best I've stayed in and as I've done this holiday 37 times to ." I know what I'm talking about. The locals made us welcome and very friendly.

    Reviewed by Ivan5.0Mar 2019

  • "The best place to stay."

    . loved it and would love to go again ..

    Reviewed by Hanzla4.1Oct 2018

  • "Rubbish collection appeared to be a problem."

    As requested we left all the rubbish out, but the refuse collectors did not collect the general household waste. When we arrived there was the previous tenants refuse still uncollected. Perhaps a more detailed set of instructions / collection dates would be useful.

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.1Sep 2018

  • "The bungalow was clean and comfortable."

    Good communications from the owner. Only draw back was the weather.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.1Sep 2018

  • "Our first visit to Wales and could not believe the fantastic views."

    Snowdonia was great. Everyone should do the Zip wire great adventure.

    Reviewed by Vera3.4Sep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in picturesque settings, Quiet and relaxing"

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jun 2018

  • "We couldnt find the visitors book and we wanted to leave some feedback re: items of clothing left behind in a drawer by the previous occupants."

    Also they had put items in the outside bin which were not bagged properly and therefore the refuse collectors did not empty the bin. We feel that these issues should have been picked up before the handover.

    Reviewed by Helen3.1Jun 2018

  • "The cottage was grate."

    But the area was to quiet. There was no were in Blaenau Ffestiniog or Llan Ffestiniog to get anything to eat on a Saturday evening or night. no one did any cooking. We had no option but to cook our selves. Not what we wanted after a long drive and unpacking. The area has some beautiful scenery and there were places about 20 miles and further afield to see. The Blaenau ffestiniog railway only ran two trains a day. But they were so close together you would have to ride it to were you wanted to go and stay on the train to get back. Could not fault the cottage would stay there again if it was not in this area.

    Reviewed by Robert3.8May 2018

  • "Very nice"

    Reviewed by Munir5.0Mar 2018

  • "Breathtaking view from the front of the Bungalow."

    Was clean and Comfortable to stay in , loved every miniute

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Jun 2017

  • "The cottage had everything we needed and more besides, the biscuits were a nice touch thank you!"

    the view from the front window was spectacular, we felt really at home .It made a great base for exploring the surrounding countryside, great for dog walking, and also for visiting the surrounding areas such as porthmadog/ Llandudno/colywyn bay etc. We would highly recommend Gorwel !

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2016

  • "Having good weather also helped in enjoying our stay"

    5.0Sep 2016

  • "Very nice comfortable bungalow, well equipped with stunning views"

    Reviewed by David4.2Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double
  • Shower room with large walk in shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with sofa bed.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Sky, DVD, CD, radio, PlayStation 2 with games, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot
  • Off road parking for 1 car opposite the property
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk.

The property

A cosy end-terraced bungalow nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac in Llan Ffestiniog, with superb country views from the sitting room.

Ideal for a family break or a romantic getaway, this Llan Ffestiniog cottage is just a short walk from the village shop and pub, as well as stunning countryside making this a superb destination for a cottage holiday.

This welcoming Llan Ffestiniog cottage has been decorated to a good standard and contains comfortable furnishings in its two bedrooms, as well in the sitting room, and the well-equipped kitchen with dining area has all the modern appliances that you need for your holiday.

Children will love playing on the PlayStation 2, whilst the adults can retire to the rear garden where they can relax with a good book and refreshing drink on the patio, or sunbathe on the lawn.

With the North Wales coastline, Snowdonia National Park, and historic castles at Harlech and Caernarfon within easy reach, this is a lovely Llan Ffestiniog cottage from which to explore and appreciate the area.

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About the location


Blaenau Ffestiniog 4 miles; Porthmadog 9 miles; Betws-y-Coed 15 miles.

The old slate quarrying village of Llan Ffestiniog quietly rests close to the impressive Manod and Moelwyn Mountains, near the centre of Snowdonia National Park. Nearby Blaenau Ffestiniog, once the world's capital of slate quarrying and in the 19th century known as the 'City of Slate', offers a range of shops and pubs, whilst the surrounding area boasts a variety of things to see and do. Take a tour around Llechwedd Slate Cavern, enjoy a ride on the famous Ffestiniog Railway or simply take some time to admire the stunning mountainous views available from all aspects. With excellent walking, mountain biking and cycling, wonderful sandy beaches, great fishing, a wealth of delightful towns and villages scattered throughout the area, Zip World, Bounce Below and the beautiful Vale of Ffestiniog and Cynfal Waterfalls to the west, this lovely location has something for everyone, at any time of year!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas