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Bryn Alun

Tanygrisiau near Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 939419)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mrs Simpkin

    “The photographs of the outside of the property are very misleading, it makes it look remote which it most definitely is not.”

    The property is surrounded by other properties in all directions, the road outside is noisy and close to the front of the building. Having said that the neighbours are very friendly and helpful. The shower room/toilet which is downstairs is very cold even with the radiator on fully. The property is advertised with WiFi which it does not appear to have as we were unable to find any signal, however we did not contact the owners to pursue this. In all honesty some of these issues may have been ...

    The property is surrounded by other properties in all directions, the road outside is noisy and close to the front of the building. Having said that the neighbours are very friendly and helpful. The shower room/toilet which is downstairs is very cold even with the radiator on fully. The property is advertised with WiFi which it does not appear to have as we were unable to find any signal, however we did not contact the owners to pursue this. In all honesty some of these issues may have been down to the time of year and the weather at the time of our stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. There is no mention in the advertisement of the property being in a remote area. The property is situated in a small village outside of Blaenau Ffestiniog and is one of the quietest local places. In relation to the bathroom being cold; there is a towel heater and a wall mounted electric fan heater which warms the room in an efficient and fast manner. There is fully functioning BT Wi- Fi at the property. It simply requires a Wi-Fi password which you can be found in the welcome pack. - Sykes owner relations

Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

This delightful detached cottage is situated in the pretty village of Tanygrisiau and enjoys a quiet position in a small area known locally as Cwmorthin, which is situated high above the village itself, just over a mile from the historic mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog.

The cottage provides an ideal base for exploring this beautiful area of North Wales and will suit couples, friends and families.

Offering well-appointed, and for a cottage, spacious holiday accommodation, this charming holiday home is welcoming and styled with comfort in mind with homely touches and modern day comforts.

The open plan living area is light and airy with good lighting and boasts a lovely exposed stone fireplace with an open fire, adding some real appeal, perfect for those cosier evenings, when after a day on the mountains, all you want to do is relax and snuggle up watching your favourite film with the flames dancing and logs crackling in the grate.

The kitchen area is well-equipped and modern with a comfy dining area, and two delightful bedrooms upstairs complete this delightful cottage.

To the rear of the cottage, with a backdrop of the Moelwyn Mountains is an enclosed raised garden area with seating.

There are some wonderful walks from the cottage, one in particular, where you can amble through the abandoned slate mines of the Rhosydd Quarry is stunning, and the scenery is nothing short of breathtaking.

The famous Ffestiniog narrow gauge steam railway, Zipworld Titan and Caverns, the longest 4 man zip in Europe, and Bounce Below, an underground trampoline, and the magnificent slate caverns at Llechwedd, are all close by.

There really is something for everyone within this superb area of North Wales.

Accommodation

Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with open fire.

Amenities

  • Electric storage heaters with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Secure bike storage and bike washing facilities available at owner's property next door, by arrangement with the owner
  • Off road parking for 2 cars, plus roadside parking
  • Enclosed lawned garden with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pub 1.5 miles
  • Lakeside Cafe 5 mins walk
  • Note: Off road parking is on the grassed area at the front of the cottage
  • Note: The garden is located at the rear of the cottage
  • Access is down the side of the cottage, passing behind the neighbouring cottage, which is currently not in use and is also owned by the cottage owner

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About the location

TANYGRISIAU

Blaenau Ffestiniog 1.1 miles; Porthmadog 8 miles; Betws-y-Coed 15 miles; Beddgelert 16 miles.

Tanygrisiau, meaning "below the steps", refers to the stepped cliffs above this traditional Welsh village.

The Moelwyn mountains protect the village from much of the northerly gales in the winter, and give it a pleasant southerly aspect with relatively mild weather considering its location high in Snowdon.

The village stands amongst dramatic scenery, and Tanygrisiau is a good starting point for many walks, especially if your intention is to climb Moelwyn itself.

Tanygrisiau was famous for its slate mining, producing a high quality black slate that was used across the world.

Tanygrisiau railway station is on the famous Ffestiniog Railway, a narrow gauge railway built to carry slate from the mines down to the sea at Porthmadog; today it is a renowned tourist attraction providing stunning views on its trip to the coast.

Only 1.1 miles away is Blaenau Ffestiniog, once the capital of slate quarrying and in the 18th century known as the "City of Slate".

The town stands in an elevated, natural bowl amidst this mountainous region and has a good variety of shops and pubs, but is best known for its tourist attractions.

One of the old quarries is now the renowned Llechwedd Slate Cavern.

The famous narrow gauge Ffestiniog Railway provides wonderful trips through spectacular countryside.

Enjoy superb walks and bike trails at Coed-y-Brenin, one of the best mountain bike centres in Britain, as well as good climbing at the Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre, wonderful sandy beaches, or great fishing or golf.

Visit delightful Betws-y-Coed, the Italianate Village at Portmeirion, or Bala, with its renowned white water rafting opportunities..

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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