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Yr Efail (The Forge)

Tan Y Bwlch near Penrhyndeudraeth, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 28620)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • “Really enjoyed our stay at the ...”
    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.
    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.
    - Mrs Corker, June 2017


  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

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.

About the location


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!

Region Information

Note: No children under 7, inc. infants.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas