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3 Barlwyd Terrace

(Ref. 1020746)

Tanygrisiau near Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "I went here for my birthday with my children and grandchildren."

    We all had a lovely time! It's very cosy and extremely well equipped, the owner (John I believe) has thought of everything! Plenty of logs for the fire (After seeing other reviews I took extra but didn't really need them) I love how you can quite literally go out of the back door and you're in the mountains! We didn't get chance to venture up the mountain due to having a small baby with us so I would love to go return one day. This is perfect for ramblers and hikers!

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a lovely time at Barlwyd terrace."

    It's a Lovely little cosey cottage with lots to do in the area. Dispite the rain we made the most from our 5 day stay. The log burner was a nice touch although we spent a fortune keeping it going and could never get the heating to a warm temperature which meant no hot water to wash the pots. We had to use the fan heater and oil radiators provided. The only let down was the cleanliness. From the kitchen to the bathroom. It hadn't been cleaned from what we experienced and also found in the bin. Our double bed had a huge dirty footprint on the mattress sheet and we didn't really want to use the towels provided. Just needs a little TLC inside in areas.

    Reviewed by Darren3.4Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at Barlwyd Terrace."

    The cottage is so cosy and clean had everything you could possibly need. I loved the location as everywhere is so easy to get to and the scenery is out of this world. I would definitely stay there again. We had a lovely few days.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fabulous little cottage with the river rushing past."

    Such a relaxing sound to go to sleep to. Cottage was lovely and clean. Very cozy. Loved the smell of the bed linen as I went to sleep. Well equipped kitchen, and lots of homely touches throughout the place. Lots of places to visit nearby. Harlech castle, Portmerion village, Bodnant garden (beautiful even on a very soggy day) and a trip on the steam train is a must. Went to Oakley arms hotel for dinner every evening. Delish food and great service. Definitely didn't go hungry there. A fabulous holiday, thanks very much.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Really lovely!"

    Great base to explore North Wales. Comfy, homey, dog friendly. Owner very thoughtful and has ensured that the cottage has everything you need! Would return next time we are visiting!

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time!"

    Beautiful surroundings and a lovely cosy cottage. A real home from home with everything you might need provided. The steam train running behind the cottage was amazing! A great place to relax will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great cottage & location, very high tech & clean & everything worked well."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Great location for exploring."

    There where a few times I needed antibacterial spray due to our dog. I bought some and left it there. Generally a cosy cottage. I loved the louvre window panels but the river noise either put me to sleep or kept me awake. Wished there was a dedicated parking spot . Got a lot of excerise walking down the road to park. No idea where to best keep the recycle bins so left by the front door. Could not find instructions to use the electric hob or washing machine - needed to look up on Google to use. Good dog friendly. Fire alarm very sensitive for just normal toast. Heard neighbours going off as well. Could sympathise.

    Reviewed by Andrew B3.8Jul 2023

  • "Lovely house, my children loved sleeping in the loft room."

    I was a bit disappointed being left out of date bread and a opened milk in the fridge. Fridge could do with being bigger. It was fine for two nights but any longer it would not be big enough. Over all a great stay and would definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.4Jul 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic property in a beautiful setting."

    Everything we could have asked for and more. Exactly as described and the surrounding area was stunning. Didn’t want to go home at the end of the week.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Jul 2023

  • "Great place."

    Great area. Very clean. Overall pretty much solid place to stay. Only thing id change would be a bigger fridge

    Reviewed by Ryan4.7May 2023

  • "Our first trip to Wales!"

    The location is perfect, nestled away in a quiet location with easy reachable amenities. The property is perfectly suited to our needs, we are outdoor walking types and it catered for all our needs. The fuel burning stove was perfect! We stayed early November and if you want that get away slightly out of season this is the place to be! You are centrally located and with easy reach of Snowden, Caernarfon, Porthmadog and lots of other smaller villages. Our host was great as is the property, we also meet the owner who was very amiable and pleasant. We would give the property and location 5 stars for us. A perfect restful, peaceful and relaxing property.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Nov 2022

  • "Hi John. We had a great time at your cottage."

    And we can see how much thought through everything was, loved the decor. Siri, Alexa and Netflix were a big draw, we also enjoyed playing board games. Location was also perfect, away from the bustles of Blaenau but still stone throwaway distance for all needs, not to forget the stream running past :-) would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Dev4.7Jun 2022

  • "A cosy, comfortable small getaway in a quiet location that's great for the coast and hills, some from the door."

    The slate trail and the old mines are interesting nearby so if you like a bit of social history this is perfect. Perfect for 2 max 4 at a pinch, with only a small area for sitting that would struggle above that. Very clean overall, logs left for a fire when you arrive, biscuits, tea, coffee etc. No complaints at all. Not a lot in the village so don't expect to wander down the road to the pub but this is a nice little cottage for a week exploring Snowdonia and its history

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Dec 2021

  • "We had a lovely weekend in the heart of Snowdonia."

    The cottage was especially lovely, John goes the extra mile to ensure the cottage has lovely touches for guests. The sceneries were extraordinary, we took a steam train from Porthmadog to Tan-y-Bwlch (Woodland Wonderer) - I would definitely recommend. We also took a trip to Criccieth Beach which our is dog friendly (our Border Collie loved it). All in all, a lovely weekend and I would recommend to others and definitely return. Thank you John :)

    Reviewed by Bethany5.0Oct 2021

  • "Five adults stayed in this cottage and it was a bit of a squeeze."

    Location is good for visiting other areas but the little town in which we stayed is run down and no decent places to go.

    Reviewed by Kim3.1Sep 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely, well located for the coast and Snowdon etc."

    Only minor gripe would be the sound bar/TV/DVD were v temperamental which given the cottage is a long way from pubs or facilities and we had a family gave evenings limited options.

    Reviewed by Will3.8Aug 2021

  • "No facility to recycle waste."

    ..paper, glass ect

    Reviewed by Kevin3.8Jun 2021

  • "This was a gift holiday for a family members special birthday."

    They had a lovely time and really enjoyed the cottage and surroundings.

    Reviewed by Ailsa5.0May 2021

  • "Very nice little cottage , in a great location."

    Nice walks right outside and plenty to see in the area. Weather was terrible so we couldn’t do the snowdonia rail but it wasn’t too far if we wanted to.

    Reviewed by Hasham5.0May 2021

  • "We had a lovely Christmas holiday in this cottage with our two young children."

    We loved the thoughtful touches like the Christmas lights and decorations that had been put up inside for our arrival. The cottage had everything that we needed and the owner was very helpful to ensure that we had a wonderful stay. The location is very pretty and the cottage is surrounded by mountains with plenty of beautiful walks straight from the front door. Highly recommended for outdoor adventurers who want to return to a little luxury after a day out in Snowdonia!

    Reviewed by Laurence5.0Dec 2020

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  • Three-storey cottage
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x second-floor twin with TV, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi fuel stove
  • Multi fuel burner used to heat the property
  • Electric double oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV, XBox and WiFi
  • Electricity is included in the rental but only a complimentary starter pack of logs and coal, additional supplies are available at a charge
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles, pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: There is no garden space at this property, please consider this when bringing pets
  • Note: The second floor is accessed via the double bedroom
  • Note: Restricted headroom on the second floor, best suited to children
  • Note: There is a river directly outside the property, children and pets to be supervised at all times

The property

Blaenau Ffestiniog 0.7 miles.

An old quarryman's cottage built in 1850 facing the tranquil river of Barlwyd, 3 Barlwyd Terrace provides a family of five with a relaxing base from which to explore Wales.

Sitting at the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, this charming mid terrace is perfect for those seeking a rural adventure.

Park up at the roadside before making your way around the flowing waters of the river to find this pretty stone built cottage; step inside to the sitting area of the wonderfully sociable open-plan living space and take your pick from the contemporary seating arrangement placed around the rustic woodburning stove, while the Smart TV provides all your entertainment when you're not out exploring.

At the rear of the room you can find the amply-equipped kitchen, hosting all you could need to prepare a family-favourite dish including an electric double oven and halogen hob, microwave, fridge, and even the convenience of a washer/dryer!

Pull out the handy table tucked away in the room, or take a stroll into the town of Blaenau to find a whole host of tempting eateries catering to all tastes.

Move up to the first floor to find the two sleeping spots of a single, perfect for a little one, and the master double room with a TV, with stairs leading from this room taking you up to the twin bedroom tucked beneath the eaves of the room, making the perfect hideaway with a TV in here too.

Begin your day with a relaxing soak in the bath or a speedy shower within the bathroom before heading out to explore the wonder of the local area, beginning your day with the serene sounds of the river.

Blaenau Ffestiniog is just a steady stroll with direct access to Cwmorthin and the Moelwyns from a public footpath behind the property, you are literally in the mountains in 5 minutes!

Or take an easy car journey to visit the historic welsh mining town, there's plenty to explore here whether it's dining experiences or fantastic attractions you're seeking; fuel your stomach with a hearty breakfast in one of the local cafés, before uncovering the wonder of the Zip World Slate Caverns, sure to offer excitement for all the family, here you will find rich mining history, a 1890m zip wire (Europe’s largest zip line!), an adventure course and so much more, perfect whatever the weather.

Be sure to take a trip on the Ffestiniog Mountain Railway, which is situated directly behind the property, letting you explore the beauty of Snowdonia in a different way running for 13 miles all the way to the pretty harbour town of Porthmadog with its quaint craft shops and rich maritime history, as well as the wonderful Italianate village of Portmeirion being close too, offering a unique day out filled with exquisite architecture, traditional gelato, beaches and plenty more.

Delve into the depths of the National Park, with Snowdon Peak just 7.5 miles away, to find ample opportunities for walking, cycling and horse riding, with plenty of mountain peaks to tackle, well-worth the ramble for their rewarding views, while Colwyn Bay awaits to be discovered further afield offering a memorable day by the coast with your loved ones.

For the perfect family holiday to Wales, choose 3 Barlwyd Terrace as your superb holiday cottage.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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  • Christmas