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Bwthyn Afon (River Cottage)

Tanygrisiau near Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 15038)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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62 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Jordan-francis

    “The owner provides everything to make your stay comfortable.”

    Great welcome pack. Very clean. Perfect for a relaxing holiday with plenty of walks for the dogs and us. Locals very friendly and lovely quiet location with stunning countryside and views. Beautiful part of the country.

    - Mrs Jordan-francis, September 2020

The property

A charming, mid-terrace stone cottage on a quiet residential lane, overlooking the river and nearby fields, just a few minutes' walk from the beautiful reservoir and popular steam train station in Tanygrisiau near Blaenau Ffestiniog in the Snowdonia National Park.

Restored, decorated and furnished to provide delightful, homely holiday accommodation, this cosy Blaenau Ffestiniog cottage offers a living area with exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace housing a multi-fuel stove, a comfortable dining area, and a fully-fitted, well-equipped kitchen area, meaning you have all you could need for a relaxing holiday in this lovely part of North Wales.

Upstairs, there are two bedrooms - a double and single, along with a shower room.

Guests to this Blaenau Ffestiniog cottage will not be disappointed with the high standard and attention to detail taken to make this lovely holiday cottage a real home-from-home.

Outside your North Wales holiday home is an enclosed rear courtyard with garden furniture, and an enclosed gated front garden with picnic bench, a great spot to enjoy evening drinks after a day spent enjoying the wonderful scenery and numerous outdoor pursuits the area has to offer.

Enjoy mountain views, numerous unspoilt walks, activities such as canoeing and climbing at Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre and well-maintained bike trails at Coed-y-Brenin, one of the best mountain bike centres in Britain, while the excellent Blaenau Ffestiniog Downhill Centre for mountain biking is not to be missed.

Also Zip World and Bounce Below are nearby, along with many places to visit.

Great for small families or for a romantic break, this Blaenau Ffestiniog cottage makes a delightful retreat for those wishing to get away from it all and enjoy this lovely part of North Wales.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with quadrant shower cubicle, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove.
  • DuoHeat 'smart' electric radiators with multi-fuel stove in sitting area
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, Smart TV with free view, DVD player iPod dock, WiFi, selection of DVDs and books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking available on first come, first served basis in allocated parking bays opposite cottage
  • Enclosed gated front courtyard with picnic bench
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with garden furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (please bring own dog beds and towels)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 1.6 miles, pub 20 mins walk
  • Lakeside Cafe 3 mins walk
  • Note: Front garden is gated and enclosed by a 3' 5" stone wall.

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About the location


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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas