The Old Smithy

Tan Y Bwlch near Penrhyndeudraeth, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 29575)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mr Lougher

    “The cottage was in a superb location for touring Snowdonia and Anglesey.”

    It was a perfect cottage for the 2 of us, scenery from cottage was stunning.

    It was a perfect cottage for the 2 of us, scenery from cottage was stunning.


  • Tick Created with Sketch. Ground floor accommodation
  • Tick Created with Sketch. Ground floor bedroom
  • Tick Created with Sketch. Smoke-free
  • Tick Created with Sketch. Garden / Patio
  • Tick Created with Sketch. Pub/shop < 1 mile
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The property

This pretty, stone-built, semi-detached cottage is ideally located in the scattered hamlet of Tan-y-Bwlch, on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park, near Penrhyndeudraeth and Blaenau Ffestiniog and within an easy drive of Porthmadog and the superb Cardigan Bay beaches and coastline.

This attractive cottage is perfect for a couple and offers welcoming and comfortable holiday accommodation.

Charming and cosy, The Old Smithy is deceptively spacious once inside, with a welcoming sitting room with exposed beams and a lovely dining area, small but well-equipped kitchen, a lovely double bedroom and a bathroom.

The delightful conservatory is a lovely place in which to relax and enjoy a nice glass of wine after a busy day exploring the local area enjoying the wonderful hillside and country views.

There is an enclosed large lawned garden with seating areas to the side and rear of this delightful cottage, benefiting from lovely country views.

Beautiful walks can be enjoyed from the doorstep, the entrance to the magnificent Plas Tan-y-Bwlch Estate and Victorian Gardens is close by and Llyn Mair Nature Reserve is less than a mile with its beautiful lake and myriad of nature trails through ancient woodland which is a haven to birds and wildlife.

After a busy day walking in the woods and mountains, you can amble along to one of the hamlets two coaching inns, which offer home-cooked food, good wines and cask conditioned ales.

Travel up towards Blaenau Ffestiniog which is only 3 miles away and home to Zip World Titan, the longest zip wire in Europe, Bounce Below and Zip Caverns, a subterranean system of trampolines and zip wires deep underground.

The area is ideal for the cyclist if you’d like to explore by bike, and Coed y Brenin mountain bike centre is 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.

Everything is within easy reach of this homely cottage which makes a perfect Snowdonia holiday base for a couple anytime of the year.


All ground floor. One double bedroom. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Sitting room with dining area. Conservatory.


  • Electric radiators
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • This property is not suitable for anyone with limited mobility or walking difficulties, as the parking for 1 car is on a grass verge 20 yards away or in a layby on the opposite side of the road
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Cottage is on a main road and some road noise may be heard
  • Note: Although the property is all ground floor, there are two internal steps down to the bedroom with the bathroom and conservatory also on this level
  • Note: There are three external steps to the front door
  • Note: Mobile signal may be limited
  • Note: Max 2 adults

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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: Max 2 adults.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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