“Had a great holiday doing various out door activities, The cottage was ideally positioned for trips out to Snowdonia and also the beach.”
There were a couple of good pubs within walking distance that both served tasty food.
There were a couple of good pubs within walking distance that both served tasty food. The accommodation was very comfortable and the layout worked well for the 2 dogs that came with us. An evening meal out on the raised decking, with views over the valley was particularly memorable. I would be happy to recommend this location.
“The cottage is outstanding and the views from the back of the cottage are just fab.”
The cottage was in excellent condition and very clean. The only downside is the main road, even tho the description on the website mentions the road etc, in reality the noise of the traffic is very very noisy even at night, more than what I was expecting. Due to the hot weather which was great, having the bedroom windows open at night made it very hard to sleep due to the very busy road. The traffic speed limit on the road is 60mph. Even tho the cottage itself is excellent, I'm not sure if I would like to stay again due to the traffic. Do think the cost of the cottage is priced too high due to location right on the road. Therefore I feel we payed to high for the holiday. Ian. Lancashire.
“We should have stayed longer!”
A great property, very comfortable and well-positioned for exploring all of North Wales. Yes, I know someone complained about the road previously but really it wasn't a problem. We sat outside on the decking a lot in the evening, loving the view and drinking local beer and Welsh rhubarb gin, and we didn't really notice the road at all. The kids enjoyed the nearby beaches and especially loved the new Fforest Coaster at Betws-y-Coed (https://www.zipworld.co.uk/adventure/fforest-coaster), I hit Cader Idris and Yr Aran for my mountain walks and we all enjoyed dinner at Dylans, Criccieth. Like I said we should have stayed longer. We even had an RAF flypast as we were leaving, as they flew up the Dwyryd valley.
“To say some road noise can be heard is a vast understatement.”
Location is on the main Porthmandog road, lorries , buses and other vehicles at national speed limit day and night 6 feet from cottage. On warm nights with Windows open , nearly impossible to sleep.Parking is an issue as you are on a verge and have to pull out very close to a bend in fast flowing traffic.The cottage is lovely, but we will not return due to excessive traffic noise. We come from rural Lincolnshire .
“Lovely character cottage and in a great location to explore the Snowdonia park.”
Clean, comfortable, good range of books, dvds, tourist guides. Its located on the main road so this can affect light sleepers and the off road parking is the grass verge. Cars belt along the road so getting in and out is a bit scary.
“Surpassed all expections.”
This is the first time we have holidayed in Wales, and the first time we have booked a cottage. The cottage surpassed all our expectations, both in amenities and location. I wish we lived here, its bigger than our house! Beautiful new kitchen and bathroom, spacious lounge and bedrooms, lovely little terrace outside the kitchen door that is a sun trap in the afternoons. The view is amazing! Although the road outside is quite busy, you really dont notice it inside, or in the garden. Lots of lovely places to visit and things to do short drives away. Porthmadog is a few miles up the road and there is a Tesco there, plus lots if other little shops for food and supplies. The owner leaves a folder of extensive information, plus recommendations for local eateries. There is also a box file full of leaflets for local attractions. The scenery all around is amazing, food for the soul. We will definitely be back.
“Really enjoyed our stay at the forge would recommend this cottage,plenty to do for all age groups,and would book this cottage again,very nice area and great Walks especially for our collie dog.”
“Road was is very close to house, but did not course a problem.”
“Magnificent place to visit”
We found this little gem by chance, but how lucky we were. Just a fabulous place for your holiday. Beautiful surroundings and a top class cottage that I wish we owned. It had everything you could wish for, newly fitted kitchen and bathroom, comfy lounge and excellent bedrooms of decent size and did I mention the view. Having breakfast has never been so enjoyable. The only small issue and I do mean small is it is situated on a main road and can be a little noisy on the weekday mornings but everything else you get out weighs this ten times over. Thank you again and we will be back!
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Washing machine
- Broadband / WiFi
This attractive, stone-built, semi-detached cottage is conveniently situated in the small hamlet of Tan-y-Bwlch, near Penrhyndeudraeth and Blaenau Ffestiniog, within an easy drive of Porthmadog and the superb Cardigan Bay beaches and coastline.
Charming, cosy and full of character, this Tan-y-Bwlch cottage benefits from a welcoming kitchen/diner and a sitting room with exposed beams and woodburner; providing a lovely room in which to relax and socialise after a busy day exploring the local area.
There is a pretty, lawned garden to the rear of this Tan-y-Bwlch cottage, benefiting from lovely country views as well as a raised decked area; ideal for relaxing with a nice glass of wine long into the evening.
The whole area is a paradise for climbers, walkers and birdwatchers, as well as cyclists with the Coed y Brenin mountain bike trails only a five minute drive away.
Visit Porthmadog harbour and steam railway station, with numerous, quality shops, pubs and restaurants and miles of sandy beaches at Black Rock Sands, or explore medieval Harlech with its magnificent castle, splendid sand dune walks and links golf course.
Also only six miles away are the popular attractions of Zip World and Bounce Below at Blaenau Ffestiniog.
An ideal Tan y Bwlch cottage for a relaxing break at any time of the year!
Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x single with pull-out bed. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area. Sitting room with woodburner.
- LPG central heating with woodburner
- Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
- Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Roadside parking for 2 cars
- Bike storage
- Enclosed, lawned and decked garden with furniture and natural water feature
- Two well-behaved pets welcome
- Sorry, no smoking
- Shop 3 miles, pub 2 mins walk
- Note: Cottage is on main road, children and dogs to be supervised and some road noise may be heard
- Note: No children under 7, inc. infants.
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About the location
TAN Y BWLCH, MAENTWROG
Penrhyndeudraeth 3.3 miles; Blaenau Ffestiniog 5.8 miles; Porthmadog 7.3 miles.
The small hamlet of Tan Y Bwlch sits in the green rolling hills of Snowdonia, half a mile from the village of Maentwrog. Nearby is Blaenau Ffestiniog, known as The Town that Roofed the World due to its slate quarrying, offering a range of shops and pubs, whilst the surrounding area boasts a variety of attractions. Take a tour around Llechwedd Slate Cavern, enjoy a ride on the famous Ffestiniog Railway or simply enjoy some time admiring the stunning mountainous views available from all aspects. With excellent walking and cycling, plus wonderful sandy beaches, great fishing, many delightful towns and villages scattered throughout the area, 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: No children under 7, inc. infants.
This property offers the following short breaks:
- Last minute
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