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Stiniog Lodge

(Ref. 999251)

Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 14 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "Stiniog lodge worked well for family of 14."

    A little tired looking but comfortable. Bathroom being off one of the bedrooms caused some problems in that we had to go downstairs in the night or disturb people sleeping. Beds were small and a little creaky for adults. Warm with plenty of hot water. Great location to where we wanted to visit so would use again.

    Reviewed by Janet3.8Apr 2024

  • "Very spacious and comfortable."

    Good location. Excellently maintained

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Mar 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Stiniog Lodge."

    A large group of us needed a place to stay before and after our charity hike in the area and the lodge was ideal for a group like us. Plenty of room to eat together and chill in the lounge. Bed's where comfortable with plenty of room for everyone. The owner was great with communication, getting back to us with questions quickly and recommending places to eat nearby. Would highly recommend for large familes or groups looking for a place to stay.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Nov 2023

  • "Great property that was perfect for our type of trip and size of our group."

    As feedback I would suggest having a welcome book with the basics of how things work i.e. heating and the television (that took a while to master).

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Nov 2023

  • "Great communication with the owner, very fast replies and helpful."

    The house itself was beautiful and clean and was sufficient for a group of 14. It’s in a prime location so great for walks and access to zip world. Loads of amenities including different games and books to keep the children entertained. Will definitely be coming back here again soon!

    Reviewed by Aisha4.7Sep 2023

  • "Where do I start, Sharon had arranged some balloons and a Prosecco wall for us on arrival for my mums 60th weekend."

    Nothing was to much trouble and the displays were beautiful! The little hamper left with treats in for us all including our pups was so thoughtful! Plentiful room for a group of us 11 and two dogs to stay. Only thing I would say I could hear my neighbours cough or roll over in bed, I thought the bathroom would of been an issue like a number of the other reviews had stated but it really wasn’t with a bit of organisation location could be better if the bathroom but that’s it! The house was lovely and clean the views were picturesque! Definitely return and highly recommend the personal touches offered ❤️ Thank you for making it such a memorable weekend away for me and my family!

    Reviewed by Kristie4.4Sep 2023

  • "Really good communication from the owner."

    Great base for Snowdon (even though it's 45 mins away its a beautiful drive). Really close for zip world too. We book3d next door for a meal and that was great too. Thank you

    Reviewed by Harry5.0Sep 2023

  • "Our party of 10 ( aged from 83-9 ) had a wonderful week staying at Stiniog Lodge."

    The house is a great size for large parties, with all the amenities you need. It is very homely and we had great games nights around the big kitchen table and cosy movie nights in the large living room. The location was ideal for exploring North Wales (we even got a beach day on Anglesey) and perfect for the thrill seekers visiting Zip World as it’s right next door! Betws-y-Coed is only 20mins away, where you can park all day and catch the Sherpa bus to Pen-y-Pass carpark to climb Snowdon. The local town of Blaenau Ffestiniog in 5 mins away and has small supermarkets and plenty of takeaways. Over all an amazing week in Wales, we all loved it! The scenery is just beautiful. Thank you to Sharon and her family who are very kind and helpful owners. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely place ideally located next to zip world."

    Owners very friendly. Had a lovely welcome basket on arrival

    Reviewed by Mark3.1Aug 2023

  • "We have just returned after a week stay in Stiniog Lodge."

    We enjoyed our first big family holiday at the lodge which suited us as a large family and we felt we had lots of space. There were however some issues. We felt mislead by photos online which didn’t meet expectations. There is a very big problem with mould and damp throughout the house, the games room was unusable due to the horrible smell of mould which we felt was unsafe for the children. The double bedroom had mould under the window above the headboard so the family in this room had to sleep the other end of the bed. The master bedroom was extremely cold due to a poorly working radiator. General cleanliness of the house was poor with cobwebs throughout, a dirty oven, under beds covered in dust, one of the provided blankets in the living room stank of sick and the downstairs toilet radiator was covered in urine. The garden has very little privacy due to the hotel backing onto the garden. This should have been included in the information online.

    Reviewed by Lucy2.2Aug 2023

  • "Lovely property, ideal location and well maintained."

    The house has a really good amount of space, the kitchen and living room manage to accommodate everyone comfortably. Only draw back to the property is the location of the large bath room, this is located through the master bedroom, making it a little awkward for all other guests to use, and the main toilet and shower room downstairs was okay but the property would of benefited from having the main bathroom accessible to all. Overall we loved the property and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Sam4.4Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely and is well located in the heart of the national park."

    Great location for access to Zip World too. It had everything we needed and is very spacious which is perfect for a big group!

    Reviewed by Catarina5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely stay."

    The location was perfect for a weekend where we climbed Snowdon and a well maintained lodge.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.1May 2023

  • "Came in a large mixed group to climb snowdon Perfect location and very pretty area House acccomdated everyone comfortably Few moans about only the 2 bathrooms but we knew that before we booked!"

    Everything you need and plenty of space

    Reviewed by Wayne4.4May 2023

  • "Amazing lovely owner who was very helpful!"

    The house was amazing and is in a lovely location and we had everything we needed! I honestly can’t think of any faults we had a great weekend. The house was one of the best bits!

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Apr 2023

  • "The lodge was brilliant."

    Very spacious and well equipped and in an amazing location. Great location to explore North Wales and especially Zip World with one literally on the doorstep and Velocity 2 only 45 minutes away. We had a few problems with our arrival but the host was extremely helpful and welcoming. Would recommend this lodge to anyone and will definitely look to book again when holidaying in the area.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very beautiful part of Wales to stay, the lodge was large enough for our family of 13 however on arrival it was not very clean - sticky worktops and dirty crockery in the kitchen cupboards."

    Used plaster on the floor in main bedroom. The microwave didn't work, and on a planned resting day we found that the TV in the lounge didn't work either. We did inform the owner on leaving however they didn't follow up our feedback which was also disappointing.

    I'm sorry you had issues during your stay, although if you had brought this to my attention I would have rectified them as soon as possible to ensure a great stay at our cottage. We pride our self on great communication with guests and we are available to contact by phone at anytime during your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sabina2.8Apr 2023

  • "This is a lovely property inside and out, the pictures do make the lodge look smaller than it is - so we were pleasantly surprised to turn up and have plenty of space."

    All of the kitchen facilities used worked and the living room was comfortable to sit in. No complains about any of the beds, so as far as i’m aware they were all as comfy as mine! :). As stated in previous reviews the bathroom situation is a bit of a nightmare with the only upstairs bathroom being through one of the bedrooms but we were all friends so this wasn’t too much of an issue! Only a ten min walk away from a couple of pubs and takeaways. I would definitely stay here again and any communication with the owner was really nice and easy!!

    Reviewed by Jack4.7Mar 2023

  • "Overall a very nice place and location was fantastic."

    Beds were comfortable and enough space for the 9 of us. There was everything we needed in the kitchen and the welcome basket was a nice touch. Only having two bathrooms, one of which was through a bedroom to get to, was not ideal. I would not want to stay there with 14 people because of that. A little bit of maintenance is needed primarily to plug sockets and light switches. Overall though, I would recommend the house, although only for smaller groups than what is advertised.

    Reviewed by Stuart3.8Mar 2023

  • "Lovely and clean, lots of pans and clean crockery in the house."

    Great communal living room with fire, we all had a lovely stay. Only suggestions would be to have some cooking basics left from previous guests, oil, salt pepper etc. and another bathroom would be very handy.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Feb 2023

  • "Fabulous property, and a great location, would definitely recommend,"

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jan 2023

  • "Great property for large families and groups of friends."

    Spacious and airy with lots of outside space. Plenty of parking too. The only downside as other people have said is that there are only two toilets. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Adrian4.7Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage but could do with a extra bathroom for size of party also definitely need a tumble dryer ."

    Location good

    Reviewed by Tina3.4Sep 2022

  • "Lovely big and spacious lodge in a great location."

    Would definitely benefit from one less bedroom to accomodate another bathroom upstairs. We managed as there was only six of us, but at full capacity would in my opinion struggle a bit. Cleanliness could have been better, don't really expect to have to be cleaning the oven on arrival? All in all though the house was great, perfect location (with fab views) and lovely garden for the children to play, just don't forget the repellent as it seems the midges can be a bit bitey at this time of year and the weather being so warm. Overall our boys really enjoyed their holiday though, and looking forward to returning in the future (mainly for Surf Snowdonia which they absolutely loved!) Snowdonia is truly a stunning place with so much to do for children and adults of all ages. Blaenau Ffestiniog itself is steeped in history and just this town alone has so much to do from lovely walks, zip lines, undergroung golf, bounce below, caverns, quarry karts down hill mountain biking to a tour of the deep mines ( which i personally recommend to give you an idea of what this town was/is all about). All this is literally on the doorstep of Stiniog Lodge. If you want a more sedate holiday, you just need to venture a bit further away and you are spoilt for choice of beautiful beaches and mountain walks.... what's not to love. Lovely holiday, thanks.

    Reviewed by Victoria3.8Aug 2022

  • "Great place to stay and the owner Sharon was excellent, very helpful."

    Excellent location from which to explore.

    Reviewed by Liam Anthony5.0Jun 2022

  • "The bathroom provision really would not be enough for 14 or 16 people- there were 12 of us and we were all family and it was really the limit of acceptability."

    Also for large numbers, the cooking containers are not really suitable. However, the place was good and fun.

    Reviewed by Catherine3.8May 2022

  • "Great location to stay for hill walking and dog owners with plenty of alternatives such as the caves etc; right on the doorstep."

    Lots of beaches and other attractions within an hour’s drive in any direction. Very nice host’s to deal with any would recommend to anyone for a great stay.

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2022

  • "Had an amazing stay."

    Absolutely beautiful cottage, everything you could possibly need. Comfiest bed I have ever slept on, same said by the rest of the group staying. Beautifully decorated, clean, lovely host I could go on and on it was perfect and can't wait to stay again in the future.

    Reviewed by Olivia5.0May 2022

  • "In the double and twin room there was no were to unpack our clothes."

    The toilet in the down stairs loo keeps blocking up, lucky my husband is plumber so we didn't need to call on the owners, Something to do with the pipe at the back. The tap in the kitchen is the wrong way around as the hot is cold, cold as hot. The x-box control don't work. The garden is not closed to the drive so dog could get out. Nothing to put your clothes on in the downstairs shower room. Other then these few things, it's a beautiful setting. Not far off 5 stars.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Apr 2022

  • "We've just returned the lodge was perfect for the size of family."

    The bathroom wasn't an issue for us at all. The location is fantastic for all amenities within the area with Bounce Below actually on the doorstep. We would definitely return we've had an amazing time

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was large enough for all 13 of us plus 2 dogs."

    I didn't have a problem with just two bathrooms. I never had to wait to use the facilities. The area is spectacular and plenty of things to do. Very enjoyable thank you.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Mar 2022

  • "Bathroom facilities not adequate enough considering amount of guests that stay, lodge is more for hikers and walkers."

    Caretaker was amazing very helpful especially during the bad weather. However we did enjoy our stay good quality family time together.

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Feb 2022

  • "The property was very well equipped, the only item missing that we felt would be beneficial is a pair of oven gloves."

    I also didn't see a welcome pack explaining what was available in the area but this may just be me not looking hard enough or it being moved by another group member as we were a large group who arrived at different times. The only other thing i would suggest is that locks are fitted to bathroom and shower doors. Often properties like this catering for larger groups are not necessarily family members and privacy can become an issue. Other than this an excellent property located well for accessing North Wales and the activities available.

    Reviewed by Geoff4.7Jan 2022

  • "Lovely spacious property."

    Very clean and well equipped. Sharon was a great host and very easy to contact. We throughly enjoyed our family holiday here with lots to do in the surrounding area. Can’t wait to go back!!

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Dec 2021

  • "Amazing home and beautiful setting only thing we could need are some frying pans ..."

    Amazing home and beautiful setting only thing we could need are some frying pans for cooking but this is only as we had a big group but amazing

    Reviewed by Scott5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely break, perfect for a family/get together, loads of space!"

    Adults and kids loved it. Great communication with owner. Would definitely recommend! Few more cooking utensils, would have been a benefit.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2021

  • "The reason for our rating was that although the lodge was clean the garden furniture was not and we had to clean up sheep poo before we could sit outside."

    The beds although clean were not we think doubles where they should have been. The photos online are misleading, kitchen was smaller then shown. Good location, it might be worth mentioning the midges which we think came from the pond in the garden as elsewhere in the town or surrounding areas there was not a problem with them.

    Thank you for your feedback. I am sorry you found some issues during your stay. The owner is not able to control local sheep entering the premises if the gate is left open unfortunately. Certain sites like a pond can attract insects at certain times of the year but we would hope a spray or candles might help with this. We believe the description and pictures all accurately reflect the property and the beds are standard doubles. We do hope you enjoyed your holiday otherwise. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maureen2.5Aug 2021

  • "Sharon the owner wasn't on site but easy enough to get hold of if needed."

    The cottage was in good a location plenty of room for our party of 12 but could do with more seating in living room and beds were very uncomfortable. could do with another bathroom as only 2 is not enough for a large party but wouldn't put us off from staying again. thanks again for a good week

    Reviewed by Gary2.8Aug 2021

  • "A fabulous spacious house with plenty of room for the 12 of us."

    The only downside was, that we felt it would work better with another toilet/bathroom. The owner Sharon was extremely helpful and friendly. We had an amazing time and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.4Jul 2021

  • "Thank you very much."

    The house is excellent, the place is excellent, the facilities are very good, the answer to the phone is excellent, only the bathroom is not enough for14 number of people the best is to add two more bathrooms thanks Ali Dabashi

    Reviewed by Ali4.1Jul 2021

  • "Cottage is set in an ideal location, no more than 45 minutes from many of the tourist attractions in North Wales."

    Would recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2021

  • "We had a fantastic holiday break !"


    Reviewed by Mantas4.7Jun 2021

  • "Stayed here towards the end of September, amazing place with plenty of space and beds for all."

    Location great with lots to do around and right next door to zip world with shops just a small drive away. Would definitely recommend and hope to return in the future. Host was pleasant when speaking with them.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Feb 2020

  • "Great few days away to see in the New Year."

    The lodge was prefect for our group of 10. Plenty of options for sleeping arrangements, a big dining table that we could all easily fit around for meals, and a nice living room for relaxing in the evenings. Would definitely look at returning at some point.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Dec 2019

  • "We stayed over Christmas period with 4 families."

    Absolutely lovely place, the house is very clean and well looked after, very spacious and in a very good location. We enjoyed the activities of Zip World and visited the water falls and the lovely town with all the shops, sorry don't remember the name. The only down side I would say is that the second bathroom is in an en-suite room. But other than that would definitely recommend it to anyone who will be visiting Wales and would definitely come back to this house our selves. 5/5

    Reviewed by Lina5.0Dec 2019

  • "House could do with a bit of TLC."

    Had a end of season feel to it. There was a desperate need for aother bathroom. Overall we had a good holiday at the lodge but a bit more thought needs to go into the facilties e.g hooks on the back of doors to hang your dressing gown on. On the plus side a very wel lequipped kitchen with plenty of space in the lodge.

    Reviewed by Michael3.1Oct 2019

  • "This is an great cottage in an amazing location for exploring Snowdonia."

    The kitchen and lounge are large and can accommodate a big group and the bedrooms are also large with comfy beds. The cottage had all the facilities needed with the only slight downside the main bathroom is accessed through one of the bedrooms however this is easily managed and wouldn't stop me booking again. There is an amazing garden to relax in as well.

    Reviewed by Matthew4.7Sep 2019

  • "Lovely lodge for our large family but the second toilet was in the en suite ."

    Could do with another toilet and also a tumble dryer. Apart from that lovely Lodge in great location.

    Reviewed by Trudy3.4Sep 2019

  • "The house is a little gem,beautiful location so peaceful even though it's next to a working slate mine and sports adventure centre,the views from the front garden were stunning,we had everything we needed and beds were so comfy."

    The new owners are still doing it up but what they've done so far is lovely,it's about 40 minutes from the main walking passes but the views on the drive around the mountain were gorgeous. We would definitely stay here again

    Reviewed by Michelle4.4May 2019

  • "We had a lovely time!"

    The cottage was located in a brilliant location and was a lovely place to stay! Great for a chilled out Hen weekend as the shared spaces were excellent. Beds were comfortable and everything we needed was provided.

    Reviewed by Christina5.0May 2019

  • "Stiniog Lodge was a perfect house for myself and 10 friends to get together, the kitchen is huge which meant we could cook and eat altogother."

    Great facilities and would recommend the house to other friends. Thanks for a great stay

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2019

  • "A great spacious house for different families wishing to holiday together."

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.4Apr 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend away, even though the weather wasn’t shining."

    The location of the lodge was a surprise a 5 minute walk to bounce Below and tour around the slate mines. Also a short walk to local town. Then lodge was clean and spacious and would recommend for a group. Thank you for letting us stay.

    Reviewed by katie5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had a most enjoyable stay at Sting Lodge."

    Not only was there more than enough space for 5 children to run around and play, but there was ample sleeping arrangements for our party of 6 adults and 5 children (my grand children). The kitchen is very well equipped with a lovely range stove, microwave, dishwasher and large enough fridge/freezer combo - the washing machine was an added bonus. The large table could seat our extended family comfortably. The lounge is spacious and provides a flat screen TV with basic Sky access as well as a wood burning stove that provided the extra heat required on very cold evenings. There is an adjacent games room which the kids enjoyed, but this was a bit cold as it does not have a central heating radiator. New owners have recently taken over and it is clear that they intend improving the property, so it can only get better!! Well recommended.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Dec 2018

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  • 1 x double with direct access to main bathroom, walk in shower, basin and WC, 1 x double room, 1 x twin room, 2 x family rooms with 2 x singles and 1 mezzanine double with smart TV's
  • Ground floor shower room with shower only
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Games room.
  • LPG central heating with solar panels for hot water, woodburner
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, small dishwasher, Dolce Gusto coffee machine - a few starter pods provide, TV with Sky Q and Netflix, Xbox, DVD player, WiFi, 2 hair dryers
  • Games room with air hockey table and smart TV, jigsaws and board games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for stove available to purchase locally
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off-road parking for cars and water craft
  • Terraced lawned garden and patio with furniture, barbecue and unfenced pond
  • Zip World Caverns and Llechwedd Mines 2 minute walk
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1 mile
  • Note: Terraced garden has drops and an unfenced pond, children to be supervised
  • Note: Mezzanine sleeping areas reached via open tread ships' ladders with low head height, not suitable for young children or the infirm
  • Note: Pets to be kept downstairs on tiled floors only. Please note - Check in time is 4pm and check out time is 10am. Note - This property has a good house keeping bond of £200 which will be authorised to the card prior when the booking is made

The property

A lovely, spacious, detached property nestling in its own grounds, just one mile from the centre of Blaenau Ffestiniog, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.

Located next a two minute walk to ZIP world caverns and at the foot of an extreme downhill mountain bike track, Antur Stiniog, this Welsh cottage provides a fabulous base for getting outdoors and exploring the surrounding area.

It features a large farmhouse-style kitchen and dining area with a breakfast bar.

There is also a large comfortable sitting room with a woodburner to relax in front of.

A door leads through to a games room, with air hockey table, sofa, TV and board games.

Upstairs has five spacious bedrooms, two of them benefiting from an additional open mezzanine sleeping area, allowing flexible sleeping arrangements for larger groups.

Outside has a terraced garden with a lawn, patio, furniture and a pond.

A great spot to relax together after a long day out.

There is plenty to do in Blaenau Ffestiniog, from the walking and cycle trails to the Ffestiniog steam railway line, and popular underground slate caverns, all within easy walking distance.

For the more adventurous you have right on the door-step Zip World Titan with its amazing zip lines or Bounce Below with its underground trampolines.

Within a 15 minute drive are the famous Coed-y-Brenin and Betws-y-Coed.

Situated close to so many attractions, this is a lovely cottage for your Snowdonia break with friends and family all year round.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


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.

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Note - This property has a good house keeping bond of £200 which will be authorised to the card prior when the booking is made.

If the cot, highchair or stair gate are needed please advise us at least a week before your booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas