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Moelwyn View Cottage

Llan Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 983654)



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17 Customer Review(s)

  • “It's was the most beautiful cottage we've stayed in and we were sad to leave ,will definitely be back ,thank you Sarah .”

    - Mrs Bradley, September 2021

The property

Nestled in the small, quiet village of Llan Ffestiniog, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, is this stone, mid-terrace quarryman's cottage.

Llan Ffestiniog is located well above sea level on the edge of the Migneint Moors and the cottage benefits from fantastic views to the Manod Hills and the Moelwyn Mountains.

The location is ideal for touring the 823 square miles of the National Park, with plenty of wild swimming, cycling and hiking opportunities, including the Snowdonia Slate Trail which goes past the front door, Moelwyn View has undergone an extensive programme of renovation and modernisation by the owner.

Many of the original period features have been retained, such as the stone inglenook fireplace, slate flooring and beamed ceiling.

The cottage benefits from 2 reception rooms with the dining room at the front facing the Manod Hills.

It is the perfect place to enjoy a morning cuppa while planning your day.

There is plenty of information on the area to help you decide.

The owner is a local landscape photographer and has some work displayed in the cottage.

She also knows the area well, so has plenty of suggestions if required to help you make the most of your stay.

The sitting room is cosy with a large log burning stove.

The perfect place to relax in the evening.

There is a smart TV and plenty of books, games and DVD’s.

The kitchen is light and airy and has been equipped with everything you could need.

It is a lovely place to have an evening meal with a direct view to the Moelwyn Mountains and Stwlan Dam.

There are two bedrooms, comprising of a double and single.

As they are located at the front of the property both benefit from great views.

The bathroom is generous in size and has been updated while retaining the period feel of the property with a freestanding roll-top bath and seperate shower.

In the garden there is a further seating out area which is the perfect place to have a drink before dinner and watch the sunset.

A garden gate at the back leads to an access road which is handy for bringing bikes and kayaks etc in and out of the property.

There is a lockable bike shed, outside tap and hose, bike cleaning equipment and a boot store.

Three miles away is the historic mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog offering several small supermarkets, a cinema set in a former police house (Cellb), swimming pool and other local amenities.

The Ffestiniog steam train runs from here heading down to Porthmadog.

The train can be heard from the cottage as it makes its way along the valley.

There are two local mountain bike centres, Antur Stiniog based in Blaenau and Coed y Brenin near Dolgellau and plenty of lake and sea swimming opportunities for those that are into a spot of ‘wild swimming’.

Porthmadog and Harlech beach are a mere 20 minutes drive away and the tourist village of Portmeirion is on the doorstep.

A visit to Bodnant Gardens and Caernarfon Castle are a 45 minute drive.

The Lleyn Peninsula and Anglesey are accessible as a day trip and well worth the visit.

Llan Ffestiniog has a small shop and community owned pub which dates back to the 17th Century.

The pub is very friendly, provides good food and is a 2 minute walk from the property.

There are two other very good pubs for eating out less than 3 miles away.

Moelwyn View Cottage is an exceptional base for those seeking an escape to the heart of Snowdonia.


  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath, seperate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Separate dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, Tassimo Coffee Machine, fridge with ice box, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi, a selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Radio in the kitchen
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent with a starter pack for the wood burning stove
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking directly outside the property if available or in a small community car park a minute walk from the house
  • Courtyard patio garden with furniture
  • 1 well behaved dog welcome (contact owner is you wish to bring a second dog), no smoking
  • small Shop 0.3 miles and pub 0.2 miles..Note: The minimum age for children at this property is 12 years of age
  • Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £75 for this property
  • Note: check in time 4pm

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £75.

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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!

Region Information

Note: The minimum age for children at this property is 12 years of age.
Note; There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £75 for this property.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas