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Miners Cottage

Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 963970)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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18 Customer Reviews

  • "We stayed in miners cottage for a week when we arrived there was bread, milk and a cake left for us"

    Reviewed by LauraFeb 2022

  • "We had a great stay at miners cottage."

    Weather wasn't the best and rained everyday. We drove a few miles out each day where is wasn't raining. Double bedroom was cold during the night and morning. The electric heater always read 23.5c but this was due to being on the fire chimney wall. This was stopping the eclectic fire turning it's self on. The room was around 15 and 16c. No Mop or bucket. With taken a dog and the wet weather you would expect to be able to clean and wet mess on the floors but was unable to do so. If the above was addressed then we would 100% stay again. Part from that there was no other issues and it was a nice stay.

    Thank you for your feedback, glad you had a great stay at Miners Cottage. The Electric heater had unfortunately malfunctioned on the control panel, so this was replaced and now working correctly.{ Being on the chimney wall has never interfered with thermostat as it is at opposite end] A mop and bucket has now been supplied for our wet furry friends. We hope you return to stay at Miners Cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by WayneOct 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect!"

    It's in a great location so easy to access all areas of Snowdonia. It had everything we needed and we were very grateful of the milk, bread and cakes left for us especially as it was a Sunday. We would definitely stay there again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2021

  • "The cottage was well equipped and clean, very cosy and comfortable."

    I spoke to the owner prior to arrival, she was most helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed the welcome goodies on arrival! Although only about a mile from the local shop and pub, the cottage is set within the hills so it’s downhill to the local town but uphill back! Quite a quiet town but we walked down and enjoyed a lovely lunch in one of the cafes. A few amenities still closed or only doing restricted services due to Covid. It rained everyday, and with being in the hills we got the worst of the weather so did venture out in the car most days to seek some drier weather. The cottage is a great base for walking.

    Reviewed by LucyAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at Miners Cottage, the cottage is in a great location to explore Snowdonia National Park and has everything you could need for a great stay, aswell as amazing views from the front and rear of the cottage."

    Reviewed by KayJul 2021

  • "A lovely week in Miner's Cottage in May."

    We arrived in a downpour and were worried that we would be stuck indoors all week but we managed to 'chase the sun' and enjoyed some lovely days out at Betws-y-Coed, Portmadog, Beddgelert and Barmouth. The cottage itself was very well kept: the kitchen had everything you could need, the living room was very comfortable and warm and the beds were very comfortable. The decor was very sympathetic, and lots of lovely paintings and ornaments. The only niggle was that the towels provided could be more accomodating for the larger guest, especially with the bathroom being downstairs!! The only addition I would suggest is perhaps a clothes maiden, as we did get a bit soggy on a couple of occasions. Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by LauraMay 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay here with our dog."

    The cottage is comfortable and the kitchen was really well equipped (we managed to cook a roast). It's well placed for going on lovely walks in Snowdonia, and the town has a couple of supermarkets which is really handy. The owners were really helpful too. Great holiday!

    Reviewed by AmySep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean and super welcome goodies on arrival including milk, very useful for tired travellers."

    Beautiful scenery in the hills, near to mountain bike trails across the road and slate cavern activities. Lovely owners, really helpful when I rang. Super.

    Reviewed by ClaireAug 2020

  • "Cottage is in a stunning place mountains back and front the views stunning."

    cottage is well equipped, beds comfortable. the only down side was the continuous noise from the quarry at the back. we come from industrial area with background noise but some could find it annoying

    Thank you for your feedback. The cottage is one of a row of miners cottages, that had a once working mining/slate Quarry. To date the Quarry recycles slatethat the mines produced, mining and blasting long gone. We have never found the Quarry to be intrusive or annoying when it is in use, certainly not continuous. It is part of the natural history of the slate caverns and the once mining industry. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SandraAug 2020

  • "Had a lovely stay in the Miners Cottage over New Year, situated in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park it's a truly beautiful setting to be away from it all."

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2019

  • "The cottage is a lovely little gem so well equipped in a beautiful spot and would fully recommend it Really enjoyed our stay in the cottage."

    Reviewed by DenisSep 2019

  • "The cottage is a lovely place, beautifully decorated and well equipped with almost everything we need for our weeklong stay."

    Perfect base to explore North Wales as it is just a short drive to almost every places of interest.

    Reviewed by SabrinaAug 2019

  • "We had aa fabulous week at the Miner's Cottage."

    It was a real home from home, very cosy and decorated in a quirky, stylish way with everything we needed. It was lovely to sit in the conservatory for meals and watching TV and it was light and warm in there even when it was pouring rain outside. It was pleasant surprise to find Netflix was available as well! The cottage was in a great location for walks, the steam train to Porthmadog and to visit the slate quarries. The Slate Mountain adventure was a highlight of our trip. Blaenau is a real authentic place with a very interesting history and convenient shops for supplies. We also really enjoyed our meal at The Quarryman. Thank you for a great week.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2019

  • "Getting to the summit of Snowdon!"

    Lots of places to visit within an hour of the cosy cottage.

    Reviewed by SuzanneJun 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage and in a very pretty location."

    Plenty of things to do and places to visit all reasonably near. Would recommend the cottage for relaxing and active holidays.

    Reviewed by SheliMay 2019

  • "A lovely cosy cottage ideal for our few days away, it was actually better than it looked on line, and well located."

    Reviewed by BarryDec 2018

  • "We all said we felt so relaxed when we got home, The cottage is wonderful, the views out of this world."

    The weather was not our friend the first few days, but we went a hundred yards down the road to Zip World, now there's an experience. You may wish to go to Barmouth a nice little seaside town, small fair to keep kids quite or do a spot of crabbing. If like me you misspent your youth trainspotting then you will be in your element, the little trains of Wales are everywhere. Loved every minute, You get a little welcome pack, co-op and mc colls are half a mile away in town. Would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by HowardJul 2018

  • "I have never been to a self catering cottage that was as well equipped as this one."

    The owners have literally thought of everything. The cottage was scrupulously clean and very comfortable. It was very homely, warm and surrounded by fabulous scenery. Worth every penny. Well done Sykes.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2018

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Conservatory/dining room with TV
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, 2 x TVs (one Smart) with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking outside the cottage for 1 car
  • Enclosed rear patio with seating
  • One well-behaved dog welcome (downstairs only, please bring own dog beds, blankets and towels)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops, pubs, cinema and eating establishments 1 mile
  • Note: Children aged 9 years and over only
  • Note: Maximum 4 people
  • Note: 3 steps between patio levels
  • Note: Check in is 4pm
  • Please note- No Stag, Hen or similar parties
  • Note: This property has minimum 3 night stay for bookings.

The property

This delightful mid-terrace cottage is situated in an elevated situation on the outskirts of the historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, right in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.

This cottage is deceptively spacious for a traditional slate miners cottage and provides a wonderful base for exploring the area with its rich cycle paths, walks, rivers and waterfalls and is perfect for a couple, friends or a family who love the outdoors.

Sympathetically refurbished and renovated to a good standard, this charming cottage is lovingly maintained and well-presented by the owner; attention to detail is obvious with lots of wonderful muted colours, co-ordinating soft furnishings and wonderful fabrics.

Miners cottages is very individual and stylish and has some lovely features, including a wonderful fireplace in the sitting room housing an attractive wood burning stoves which creates a wonderful ambience and a relaxing atmosphere on those cooler evenings.

The kitchen caters for all your needs and the conservatory is a lovely place to sit and relax, enjoy a good book or to enjoy a meal together but with a choice of pubs and eating establishments within a fifteen minute walk, all offering evening meals, I doubt you’ll want to cook!

The downstairs shower room is modern whilst upstairs there are two well-appointed bedrooms, all with a pleasant outlook over countryside and encompassing craggy scenery.

The cottage has a lovely enclosed rear patio which is a lovely place to sit out and enjoy the evening sun.

Just across from the cottage is Llechwedd slate cavers and ZipWorld Titan, Zip Caverns and Bounce Below, there is also a café and Antur Stiniog extreme downhill mountain bike tracks and trails and a 15 minute stroll and you are in the town centre, offering a variety of shops, tea rooms, pubs and eating establishments.

The famous Ffestiniog to Porthmadog Steam Railway starts its journey here too!

Whilst the coastal towns of Harlech and Criccieth, with their medieval Castles and wonderful sandy beaches and hidden coves, and the Italian village and gardens of Portmeirion are all reached in just 30 minutes.

With Snowdonia on the doorstep, and Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula easily reached, this is a perfect cottage for all to enjoy, whatever the time of year.

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

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About the location

BLAENAU FFESTINIOG

Porthmadog 11 miles.

The fascinating old slate town of Blaenau Ffestiniog is situated in a superb position for exploring the Snowdonia National Park. There is a good selection of shops, pubs and places to eat. The main local attractions include Zip World Slate caverns, the longest zip line in Europe and fastest in the world, this is a great underground adventure. The slate mines now hold the prestigious status of a world heritage site, awarded by UNESCO and visitors can take enthralling underground trips there to see mining as it was done in days gone by. The famous narrow gauge Ffestiniog mountain railway also runs for 13 miles through the Snowdonia National Park to the harbour town of Porthmadog. Nearby is Portmeirion village, famous for its architecture and the film set of the cult TV series The Prisoner, plus local beaches, suitable for children, are within easy driving distance.

Region Information

Note: This property has minimum 3 night stay for bookings.

Note: Children aged 9 years and over only.

Note: Maximum 4 people.

Please note- No Stag, Hen or similar parties.

Note: 1 well behaved dog welcome.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas