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Moelwyn View Cottage

(Ref. 983654)

Llan Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


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  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "My husband, myself and our miniature labradoodle have just returned from a week at Moelwyn Cottage."

    The cottage was really lovely, well equipped, immaculately clean and a great cool, quiet place to relax in after a day out exploring the local area. There was lots to visit including lovely walks from the cottage and we actually had amazing weather. The food at the pub at the end of the road was very good and well priced. We would definitely recommend Moelwyn Cottage.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was cozy, clean and had everything you needed for a perfect break."

    The location was simply stunning, and very peaceful. The cottage itself is in the middle of a long terrace with several properties on the road. In some situations having frequently changing holiday guests in such a quiet residential street could be seen as an issue, but this was clearly not the case; the owner has clearly developed a good relationship with her neighbours and provided excellent instructions to her guests so that issues of disturbance are unlikely to arise,. An unforgettable, 100% positive experience! Nikhil and Mathilde

    Thankyou both so much for your lovely comments. Hopefully if you visit again the weather gods will behave, but glad to see you still had a good time. Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nikhil5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage is beautiful, so well equipped and sarah's little touches were so welcome, it was immaculately clean and the views were spectacular, great location with guides to local places."

    The beds were so comfortable and high quality, lovely to have a little garden for my dog and parking was great. Would highly recommend would definately return if we come back to north wales. Felt like staying at a friends x

    Thankyou Janet for your lovely review and for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy. Glad you enjoyed your holiday. Welcome back any time. Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was amazing!"

    A fabulous location for walks and visiting the local area. We ate twice in the village pub which was great and just up the road. The cottage was really cosy and clean, very well equipped and little touches like DVDs were great. There were lots of helpful notes about how to use things, which all worked perfectly, and helpful ideas on things to do during our stay. The interior decoration was lovely - it really felt like a home from home. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at this home from home, clean, cosy cottage that had everything you could possibly need."

    The bed was super comfy, the information about appliances and everything in the cottage was very useful and the cottage has a lovely garden with fab views in which to enjoy a morning cup of tea or an afternoon gin & tonic. Everything has been thought of. It is a great base to explore Snowdonia and surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2023

  • "A very well equipped and comfortable cottage in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday, scenery was absolutely beautiful, very peaceful, lots of places of interest and walks, safe and secure for our little Muffin, a Cavachon dog, he was very happy and that was important to us."

    We would be happy to visit here again, all the information given regarding appliances was very useful and accurate. Very cosy home from home, kind regards, Fred and Carol Myers.

    Reviewed by Fred5.0May 2023

  • "The cottage is furnished, equipped and decorated just in our style etc."

    Comfy,warm and welcoming. The conservatory at the rear is a great place for breakfast and the afternoon to sunset sun is wonderful.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was perfect for us - location, cleanliness and provision of all the necessities plus some extra touches which made it all so pleasant and enjoyable."

    There is so much to explore in this part of North Wales. The landscape is breathtaking. Beaches, lakes, mountains, temperate rainforest, waterfalls.... could spend weeks and weeks there.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Mar 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage, wonderful location."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage set in the midst of a stunning landscape and area, perfectly placed to explore the area."

    The cottage is wonderfully decorated with everything you could possibly need. We were made to feel so welcome, thank you.

    Reviewed by Sian5.0Aug 2022

  • "Moelwyn View was a great place to stay."

    The owner has provided everything that you need for a very comfortable stay, including things you didn't realise you would need and shared lots of information about the local area and where to find great places to visit and eat. The cottage is presented beautifully and is in a great location for exploring North Wales. The views from every window and the garden are breathtaking, a great place to unwind and recharge. This was our first visit to Wales, we will be returning and would book Moelwyn view again. Highly recommended. Thank you Sarah

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a lovely property this was."

    The owner had thought of everything, communication was really good also, we were really impressed. Had breakfast from the conservatory looking at a beautiful view, also had a lovely view from the bedroom. Highly recommend this property.We had a fantastic holiday , driving to some beautiful places. Can not wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely clean cottage with thoughtful details and well equipped."

    Sarah is very helpful and provides useful information for a great break away.

    Reviewed by Janine4.4May 2022

  • "What a gem of a cottage!"

    Perfectly placed to see the whole of the region without having to travel for hours - perfectly placed for both beaches and mountains.The cottage itself was immaculate and extremely comfortable - every little thing to make our holiday perfect was there. The view from the kitchen window and garden was spectacular, and a lot of time was spent admiring it.....Will definately return in the future

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    100% excellent

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely emacculate, it was a pleasure to stay there for 2 days."

    I would recommend this cottage as it is picturesque for anyone that wishes to go to Wales for a break/holiday.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2022

  • "Moelwyn View is one of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    It is in a fantastic location, is superbly equipped with many tasteful features and has the most wonderful host in Sarah.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was beautiful, and the area just stunning."

    The owner Sarah communicated well with us. The information on what to do locally complied by the owner Sarah, was great & very helpful. We were very happy with the stay.

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a great stay over the New Year."

    The cottage well equipped and soe lovely walks.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2021

  • "This cottage is of extremely high quality."

    Attention to detail is outstanding. Everything is catered for and is so comfortable it feels like home. Our only complaint is we wish we had stayed longer!!!!

    Reviewed by Shan5.0Nov 2021

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

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2021

  • "Quiet, tastefully well furnished, comfortable, super clean mid terrace former quarryman's character cottage in a small street located in the village of Llan Ffestiniog."

    Well equipped and rooms deceptively large. Full sized kitchen and large bathroom. Outdoor garden / seating area. Nice rear sun lounge (as part of kitchen). Parking outside cottage for small/medium car (alternative public parking nearby). Great value for money. Excellent communications throughout with the thoughtful Owner.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great location for exploring North Wales, lovely cottage with everything you could wish for."

    Great walks on the doorstep just a wonderful place!

    Reviewed by Stacy5.0Jul 2021

  • "From our first entering the premises to leaving everything was perfect the house was bright ,clean and comfortable we used the log burner one night and it made the house more cosy than ever all the tips from the owner and previous holiday makers were a great help."

    We found the area so beautiful and the cottage was a great starting point every day. thanks to everyone for a great staycation.

    Reviewed by Fidelma5.0Jun 2021

  • "Perfect Cottage."

    Very clean with everything you could of wanted and more. Fantastic base for exploring. Great communications with owner. *****

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jun 2021

  • "The location of this beautiful cottage is so majestic and peaceful, surrounded by mountains."

    It was only 20minutes to the nearest beach. Lovely food at nearby pubs. The cottage was beautifully renovated and decorated, and the host had thought about everything to make the visitors stay comfortable. Perfectly situated to explore Snowdonia. Thoroughly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Mikaela5.0May 2021

  • "Amazing, beautifully presented and comfortable cottage to explore a stunning area for walking."

    Quiet location, wonderful views. We were so impressed with the information and routines to keep the property safe, and all the advice provided by the owner. Nothing was missing, we have stayed in many self catering properties over the years and this is undoubtedly one of the best.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2021

  • "I have stayed in around 5 other Sykes cottages and this has been the best."

    Absolutely beautiful, with the owner's lovely artwork and decorative flair making it more like a home than a rental. Cosy and comfortable with outstanding views from every window the cottage was fully equipped and the owner had thoughtfully left lots of extras such as an umbrella, rucksack, deck chairs etc. The information folder was very helpful as was Sarah ...nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Although the weather was quite wet and due to covid several things were closed we had a fabulous week visiting castles and beaches and a mountain train ride.

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0May 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful, spotlessly clean and decorated cottage with framed prints of local landscapes in each room."

    Waking up to the fantantastic views made me feel like we were in another world. Our first evening at the cottage we sat in the garden taking in the view of the Moelwyn Mountains and enjoyed drinking the wine that was left chilled in the fridge for us (Thankyou Sarah). The neighbours and all the locals were friendly and knowledgeable of the area which was great. There are so many things to see and do locally, Portmeirion, Harlech Castle, shopping and lunch in Caenarfon. We were unsure what attractions would be open during our week, but there was plenty to do and we enjoyed our week as much as we would have done anytime. We highly recommend Moelwyn View Cottage and now that I have been to Snowdonia, I so much want to visit again , maybe with my sisters who I know would love it as much as I did. Such a lovely holiday that was so needed after a challenging few months.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was in top condition, very comfortable which was enhanced by the personal touches the owner left for the humans and dog."

    The mattress, duvet and bedding were of high quality which is important for a good night sleep. The owner was easy to reach and very helpful with tips for eating out and left some other great tips for area at the cottage. The cottage was perfectly located for days on the beach as well as days walking in the hills. We enjoyed it so much that we would return.

    Reviewed by Silke5.0Jul 2020

  • "The most perfect cottage in every way, the facilities were spot on and every thing we could have asked for had been thought of."

    Wonderful location, log burner was a delight, enclosed dog friendly garden and the extra touches left by the owner were so very much appreciated, especially the dog treats! We didn’t want to leave and will most certainly stay again! Thank you

    Reviewed by Freya5.0Mar 2020

  • "It is a lovely cottage and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay - even though the weather was pretty grim."

    But the log fire made it all very cosy when we couldn't venture out. When the weather improved, it was an ideal location for visiting places of interest in Snowdonia. The owner was very helpful and made us feel welcome.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Feb 2020

  • "This lovely cottage was perfect for our winter holiday."

    Sarah has put her stamp on the cottage and she has made a fantastic job of renovating this Quarryman's Cottage. Great location in a nice village with a great community pub just a few steps up the road and such friendly people. Good location for exploring along the Llyn peninsula, Anglesey, Snowdonia and some lovely walks and places to explore locally. Always nice to return though to this fantastic cottage with a lovely cosy sitting room with log burner and a really well equipped kitchen. A comfy bed and lovely bathroom. Views over mountains from the kitchen and front of the house. We have returned home rested and relaxed and would be happy to stay in Moelwyn View again.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jan 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a good location for walking, outdoor activities."

    The wood burner gave it an especially cosy feel. Parking wasn’t an issue and we could park directly outside the cottage at all times. Sarah was a wonderful host making sure we had everything we need. the dogs were especially happy to find Jumbones left for them on arrival. The views were also amazing and we found some lovely walks visiting waterfalls and scenic woodland without having to drive. Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jan 2020

  • "Moelwyn view cottage was perfect for the 3 of us."

    It is cosy and comfortable and Sarah has thought of everything you might need. Sarah met us to show us around and hand over keys, a great personal touch. Parking is on the street and when available but there are plenty of alternative spaces very close by. The cottage is handy for Snowdonia, the beach and castles and only an hour to Anglesey. We had a great time and would definitely return to Moelwyn View.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Oct 2019

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage, with the best views ever!"

    Very comfortable and has more than what you need to make your stay a happy one Well placed for visiting the coast and the mountains. Sarah was a great host and made sure you felt welcome.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Oct 2019

  • "This was a lovely place, beautifully renovated and very comfortable."

    It had everything we needed to make it a very pleasant stay, a great kitchen, comfortable chairs and beds and a good bathroom with bath and separate rainfall shower. It is ideally located for Snowdon and the other major mountains (Glyder Fach, Glyder Fawr, Carnedd Llewelyn etc), all less than 1 hours drive away, as are the costal towns of Conwy and Caernarfon. We found a couple of goods pubs with food, The Grapes at Maentwrog (about 6 mins away) and the Saracens Head at Beddgelert, (further but good for Snowdon). Both had excellent food at reasonable prices and large portions, with both we found it a good idea to book if trying to eat between 6 & 8 pm as they get very busy - a testament to the quality of food perhaps.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2019

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  • 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
  • This property will accept short breaks please contact Reservations at Sykes for more details

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.

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!

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 will accept short breaks please contact Reservations at Sykes for more details

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas