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Bwthyn Ger Afon (Riverplace Cottage)

(Ref. 15039)

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


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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68 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage wonderful setting"

    Thank you, so pleased you had a great stay and enjoyed the cottage and the setting too. Hope to welcome you back again, all the best Angie and Rich x Property Owner

    Reviewed by StevenSep 2023

  • "Great place lovely experience ten out of ten, owners made it magic with welcome gifts."

    What a lovely thing to say, we do try to give our guests the best experience, so your comments were very welcomed and made us feel very blessed, so a BIG thank you from us. So pleaased you had a great stay, all the best, Angie and Rich x. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2023

  • "A wonderful place to stay, peaceful, comfortable and with lots of lovely extras that make a holiday very special."

    The perfect base for touring the many country houses & pretty little villages. Follow the path up the mountain behind the cottage to find a lake & amazing views. The Blaenau Ffestiniog railway runs behind the cottage and is well worth a trip. Another 5* cottage for Sykes!!

    Reviewed by HeatherMay 2023

  • "Lovely and quiet cottage clean and tidy and the Welcome gifts were lovely Angie and Rich were lovely and helpful too the sceney and walks around the cottage were lovely and a good base to stay to get to go around North Wales ."

    Hope to come back in the future.

    Thank you so much Tracey and Andy for your lovely comments and feedback, we are always so touched when guests enjoy their stay and love what we, and the area offer. It was great meeting you and we are always happy to help and like you, hope to welcome you back again in the future. All the best, Angie and Rich x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey CarolineMay 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, great location to explore Snowdonia, nice personal touches on arrival, would definitely return 1 day"

    So glad you had a lovely stay and thank you for leaving such lovely comments. We hope to welcome you back too one day. All the best, Angie and Rich x Property Owner

    Reviewed by GavinMay 2023

  • "Very cozy and lovely equipped house in a beautiful calm area, perfect for hiking, many possibilities straight from the house without driving."

    Our two dogs also felt very well.

    So pleased you had a great stay and enjoyed the cosiness of the cottage and this wonderful area, as you say, perfect for hiking and walking, and straight from the door. Thank you so much and hope to welcome you back. Warm regards, Angie and Rich x Property Owner

    Reviewed by HaraldApr 2023

  • "Definitely a home from home ."

    When arriving thought it was someones home. Lights on ...flowers in window...so pretty. Ideal location to explore Snowdonia. AProper Welsh village with shops for supplies.Riverside setting pretty, parking easy outside the prorperty.The welcome pack was lovely and treats for the dogs also a lovely touch .The owners were at end of phone for any help needed .In the words of Arnie....I will be back .

    Aww, thank you for your wonderful comments and kind words, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and time at Bwthyn Ger Afon and it was lovely meeting you both, and the fur babies of course. And, to respond, in the words of Arnie..... Hasta la vista, baby - Until the (next) time. All the best, Angie and Rich x Property Owner

    Reviewed by NatalieApr 2023

  • "The cottage is beautiful and cosy."

    The owners thought of everything even the dogs got a welcome pack with treats and blankets. We had a lovely welcome pack which we loved. The neighbours were lovely and friendly. The cottage is ideally situated if you travel by car but there are wonderful walks as well I can't recommend it enough I would go back today. Good luck to future guests your in for a treat.

    Reviewed by MaryMar 2023

  • "A small cottage but perfectly formed, the attention to detail from the dog blankets and treats to the pillow mist and handmade soaps made for a luxurious and relaxing stay."

    The cottage was well equipped and had everything we needed and the owners could not have been more accommodating. Plenty of hot water and fuel for the wood burner which was needed as we had heavy snow and sub zero temperatures. My only quibble and it is a minor one is that the settees were not as comfortable as I would have liked however the bed made up for this . A beautiful setting with walks right from the front door hope to return x

    Reviewed by EmnaMar 2023

  • "The cottage was a perfect home away from home for us and our dog."

    It's in a really convenient location for exploring Snowdonia and there are several walks from the door which is also great. The cottage had everything we needed and we would highly recommend it!

    Thank you Hannah for your wonderful comments and feedback. So pleased you had a great stay and enjoyed your time at the cottage, exploring the area and the walks from the door. Hope to welcome you back in the future, all the best Angie & Rich x Property Owner

    Reviewed by HannahFeb 2023

  • "Amazing property perfect for a relaxing weekend!"

    Angie and Rich were really friendly and accommodating. The cottage was very homely and the bed was super comfy. I’m currently looking at when I can next come and stay!

    Wow, thank you for your lovely comments and feedback, so pleased you had a great stay and are already looking to come back, we'll look foward to welcoming you. All the best, Angie and Rich x Property Owner

    Reviewed by HannahNov 2022

  • "This is a gem of a cottage, absolutely ideal for couples - especially if they have a fur baby like us!"

    Clean, cosy and really homely with lots of little extras provided. The location is perfect, easily accessible and in a really pretty area with lots of walks from the door. We would love to return at some point!

    Wonderful comments and feedback, thank you so much x Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2022

  • "What a superb find!"

    Perfectly located for access to the western hills (great to walk straight from the door) and to explore further afield. Cottage is immaculate and well furnished; the bedroom is a delight, and it is obvious a lot of thought went into the interior design. Add to that the attention to detail for supplies left by the owners for your visit and it makes for the perfect place to relax.

    Oh wow, thank you so much for your wonderful comments and feedback. We are so pleased you had a great stay and found everything at the cottage was just perfect for you needs. We couldn't agree more which is why we love it so much and take pleasure being able to share it with our guests. Hope to welcome you back in the future, all the best Angie and Rich x Property Owner

    Reviewed by MattOct 2022

  • "We loved our stay, there was everything we needed plus a few extras from owners."

    Beautiful surroundings. Would definitely recommend it.

    We're absolutely delighted you had a great stay and had everything you needed. We do think you little extras make all the difference and are so glad you enjoyed them. Hope to welcome you back one day, kind regards Angie and Rich x Property Owner

    Reviewed by LorraineAug 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our week in a lovely cottage."

    Great location for exploring Snowdonia and the seaside. Lots of great walks from the cottage, such as the ruined slate quarries at Cwmorthin and Rhosydd. The cottage itself was clean, cosy and very well equipped. A nice touch was the welcoming pack from the owners.

    Thank you for your lovely comments and feedback and so pleased you got to explore the old slate quarries at Cwmorthin and Rhosydd. We are delighted that you had everything you needed at the cottage and enjoyed your stay with us, thanks again Angie and Rich x Property Owner

    Reviewed by MariaAug 2022

  • "Slightly smaller than what we are used to, and toilet not being on the same floor as bedroom meant not full marks for comfort, though the brochure did describe this."

    Loved the welcome treats that the owner left for us, very well-equipped cottage.

    Thank you for your feedback and comments, a little disappointed though that you felt the need to mark us down on comfort for the bathroom being downstairs, especially when you were fully aware of this when choosing our cottage to book. Despite this we are pleased you had a lovely stay and enjoyed the welcome treats. All the best, Angie and Rich x Property Owner

    Reviewed by WendyAug 2022

  • "Great location lovely and quiet."

    So dark an quiet on a night, Great location for walking.Nice seating on front.Thanks for all the extras.

    Thank you Charlie for your lovely comments and feedback. So pleased you had a great stay and enjoyed your time at the cottage. All the best, Angie and Rich x Property Owner

    Reviewed by CharlieJul 2022

  • "Cosy cottage in a beautiful area, with excellent walks nearby."

    Thank you for your feedback and lovely comments, so pleased you had a great stay and enjoyed your holiday, all the best Angie and Rich x Property Owner

    Reviewed by JackieJul 2022

  • "Charming little cottage close to everything you would need, peaceful location and equipped to provide a home from home."

    Highly recommended

    So pleased you had a lovely stay and you had everything you needed. Many thanks for your comments and feedback and hope to see you again in the future. Regards, Angie and Rich x Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, comfortable and well presented by the owners."

    Ideally located for exploring the local area and beyond.

    So pleased you had a great stay and enjoyed the area. Thank you for your lovely comments and feedback. Best wishes, Angie and Rich x Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanMay 2022

  • "We loved our stay at this cottage!"

    From the moment we walked into the house to find all of the little extra’s the owners had left us. Its location really is good as well, you don't have far to drive to many of the places to visit around you (Porthmadog, Harlech, Criccieth & Beddgelert all within 30 minutes) We would certainly recommend staying here if you want to explore North Wales or even just for a relaxing get a way!

    Dear Sam, so pleased you had a great week and enjoyed your stay with us, it's always so nice to hear from our guests and love that they enjoy all the little extra's. Thank you for such lovely feedback and comments, all the best Angie and Rich x Property Owner

    Reviewed by SamMay 2022

  • "The cottage was even better than the listing did it justice."

    A beautiful cottage, in a beautiful location and a great base to get to numerous sites. It was extremely clean and had everything you would need. There was a bottle of wine and biscuits left for us and some biscuits and blankets for the dogs. They had even thought of essentials. Lightbulbs, batteries, torch, salt, pepper, cooking spray, tin foil, cleaning items, the list goes on. The owners went above and beyond, anywhere else, I have stayed. They even provided details of local places to visit/eat, telephone numbers and also where to get food etc. The cottage had been laid out well. It felt spacious even though alot had to be fitted in. There were even DVDs and books for you to use. The bedroom was especially beautiful. Chocolates and even sleep spray had been left as a gift The bedding was high quality, as was the mattress. Highly recommend you visit. I will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2022

  • "Great location , lovely cottage well kept and presented , good facilities, very ..."

    Great location , lovely cottage well kept and presented , good facilities, very comfortable stay Excellent communication from owners

    Thank you so much for your lovely comments and 100% score, we're delighted you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed your time at the cottage and the area. Hope to welcome you back in the future, all the best Angie and Rich x Property Owner

    Reviewed by AntonyMar 2022

  • "A lovely cosy, comfortable home from home cottage, with thoughtful extra touches for both us & our dog."

    Great location for exploring the Snowdonia area & further a field. Would highly recommend.

    We're so pleased you all had a great time at the cottage, exploring the area and lots of firsts for your furbaby, including his first swim, you certainly had the most amazing weather all week, which is always a bonus. Thank you so much for your wonderful comments and 100% feedback, means a lot. Take care and hope to welcome you back, all the best, Angie and Rich x. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LisaMar 2022

  • "Fantastic holiday , the owners have really thought of everything ."

    Definitely will be back . Loved all the small extras and home touches . Dogs felt very much at home . The location is definitely one of the best as it is central to the whole of snowdonia , meaning everything is at your doorstep. Will definitely book again

    Dear Brendyn, thank you for your wonderful comments and feedback. So pleased you both and your furbabies, of course enjoyed the stay and all the little extras and homely touches were appreciated. The cottage is in a great spot, isn't it for exploring the amazing area here in Snowdonia. Hope to welcome you back, all the best Angie and Rich Property Owner

    Reviewed by BrendynMar 2022

  • "We were drawn to your cottage by the positive reviews of others who had stayed there and we were not disappointed."

    Thank you for all the lovely treats and thoughtful touches that showed you take great care in making this little place as cosy as possible. We found the location to be very practical and well placed for exploring the area in general; I’m certain we will visit again in the near future and stay a bit longer. Mark & Judy

    Dear Mark and Judy, what can we say other than a BIG thank you for you lovely comments, it's great you had a really comfortable, cosy stay and enjoyed the cottage and the area and that you were not disappointed, means so much to us. We'd love to have you back to stay and hope we'll have that pleasure in the future. All the best and thank you again, Angie and Rich x Property Owner

    Reviewed by MarkJan 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage down a very quiet lane."

    Very clean and had everything we needed. Really close to lovely walks and Black Rock Sands just a short drive away which is a great beach for dogs. Thank you so much for the little extras.

    Thank you so much for our kind comments, we were delighted you had a lovely Christmas stay at the cottage and you had everything you needed. Best wishes and hope to have the pleasure of welcoming back in the future, regards Angie and Rich x Property Owner

    Dec 2021

  • "We had a lovely break in this gorgeous cottage, with plenty of facilities, a lovely wood burner."

    A very roomy bed room, a well equipped kitchen. There were lots of lovely goodies around the cottage for both our selves and Oscar a four legged friend. The weather was not the best to enable us to sit outside but outside seating both back and front. A very quite location. Totally recommend the accommodation, there is a lovely lakeside cafe a few minutes walk away. An ideal spot for both local walks and a base for other local destinations.

    Thank you Teena for your lovely feedback and kind comments. We are so pleased you (and Oscar) had a great time and enjoyed your stay. Stay safe and we hope to welcome you all back in the future. Regards, Angie and Rich x Property Owner

    Reviewed by TeenaNov 2021

  • "We had a fabulous time!"

    Thank you so much. The cottage was warm and cosy and had everything we needed. We will back soon I hope.

    Dear Virika, thank you for your lovely comments and feedback. Delighted the cottage met with your expectations and you had a good time. Hope to welcome you back in the future, all the best Angie and Rich x Property Owner

    Reviewed by VirikaOct 2021

  • "Wonderful cosy cottage with everything you would need for a home from home holiday experience."

    Easily placed for exploring the whole of Snowdonia, Anglesey and much more. The local shops stock all the essentials too. Angie and Rich were on hand should we need them, but the cottage was perfect and the little welcoming touches made such a difference. Brilliant for dogs too, they even got their own goodies too! Came back totally relaxed. Would highly recommend and will visit again.

    Reviewed by NadineOct 2021

  • "The cottage was brilliant, the owners had truly thought of everything!"

    It was cosy and comfortable and we really enjoyed our stay there. There was so much within easy reach of the cottage and we loved exploring the area.

    Reviewed by NatalieSep 2021

  • "The host's Angie and Rich have created a wonderful home from home."

    The cottage is one of the nicest I've stayed in. The decor and furniture are of a very high standard. Lot's of treats left for us and our dog on arrival which was very kind and the milk was very thoughtful. Very well equipped with everything needed for our stay. The shower was very powerful and the bed extremely comfortable. Ample walks from the doorstep and short car journeys to the beaches at Porthmadog and Criccieth. Close to Mt. Snowden and Betws y Coed. We had a wonderful week of walking and climbing in glorious sunshine. We will definitely be returning and can highly recommend staying at the cottage.

    Reviewed by CarlJun 2021

  • "We had fab time the place is perfect"

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2021

  • "Fantastic place ,well situated."

    Everything was supplied in Cottage with unexpected extras left by owner.

    Reviewed by CaroleMay 2021

  • "Very clean the little touches like sanitiser wipes dog blankets much appreciated ..."

    Very clean the little touches like sanitiser wipes dog blankets much appreciated the cottage was very quiet peaceful comfortable just what we wanted

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2020

  • "Great cottage in an amazing location."

    Ideal for walking in surrounding area and within short distance of many brilliant historical places .

    Reviewed by AlastairSep 2020

  • "The cottage was really comfortable and a really special place for a couple to enjoy."

    Everything was supplied and the owner had left contact details should there be any questions or anything else we required which was really appreciated. The village was tranquil with lots of lovely walks around and only 1 1/2 mile walk to the nearest town. I would highly recommend this property, cozy wee lounge, big spacious bedroom, outdoor space both back and front, a place to enjoy

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2020

  • "Great location and a splendid and quaint little cottage."

    The owners went above and beyond their hospitality with the gifts that was left for us

    Reviewed by LynneDec 2019

  • "The perfect cottage to stay in to explore North Wales."

    The owners have thought of everything, it was a proper home from home.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2019

  • "Perfect little cottage."

    Cleanliness and little extras provided by owners are 1st class.

    Reviewed by JayneSep 2019

  • "This was the best equipped holiday cottage we have ever stayed in."

    The welcome pack was excellent and the spices and general cooking extras were very much appreciated. Angie (the owner) seems to have thought of everything from boxes of tissues all over the place to a very well produced visitors information book. Everything about this cottage says its owners know what they are doing when it come to holiday lets. The cottage is wonderfully situated for exploring the Snowdonia area and the North Wales coast. Eating out is really good with many different place to dine and if you live in the 'rip off' South East you will find the prices very reasonable. Thank you Angie and Rich.

    Reviewed by NormanAug 2019

  • "This lovely comfy clean cottage is a little a gem, a great base for exploring Snowdonia."

    A warm welcome pack was left by the owners for ourselves and the dog! Angie and Rich thought of everything down to the bottle of wine and dog treats to the chocolates left on the pillows.

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2019

  • "Definately recommend this deluxe comfortable and quiet cottage in a beautiful location within easy reach of all Snowdonias mountains and coastal areas."

    Reviewed by ClareAug 2019

  • "This is our 5th Sykes cottage, and by far the best!"

    Every thing you need is provided, even down to sandwich bags for your picnic! A beautiful cottage in a lovely scenic area, where no expense has been spared, we’ll definitely be back!

    Reviewed by MichelleJun 2019

  • "I've stayed in this cottage on more than one occasion and can really recommend it."

    The small touches in the welcome pack are wonderful as is the attention to detail.

    Reviewed by AnitaMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage ,lovely area,we had great weather which was a bonus,great area ..."

    Lovely cottage ,lovely area,we had great weather which was a bonus,great area for exploring ,particularly loved Harlech castle and beautiful beach,and the magical portmeirion ,unfortunately had to cut our visit short (family berievment) but will definitely be back to the lovely river place cottage

    Reviewed by GwynnethMay 2019

  • "Excellent cottage - very home from home feel."

    Plenty of room for 2 people and 2 dogs. On 1 occasion were couldn't park our car as the parking spaces were all taken and you cannot park directly in front of the cottage as you would block the road. To be honest this wasn't really a problem for us. Its located in a beautiful area with plenty to see.

    Reviewed by JulieApr 2019

  • "A great little cottage for two people; cosy, comfortable and charming with lots of character."

    Superb welcome pack upon arrival! Lots of useful information about the local area made planing our week very simple. We will be back.

    Reviewed by TimApr 2019

  • "Cottage was in a great location for touring Snowdonia and the coast."

    Details on website were accurate so no disappointments. Owners left drinks and snacks as a welcome - this gesture was appreciated. Large comfortable bed so ideal for great rest after an active day in hills. Would use this again without hesitation.

    Reviewed by AlastairApr 2019

  • "We had the most wonderful time staying at Bwthyn Ger Afon."

    It is a lovely cottage; beautifully furnished and very stylish. The multi-fuel burner is a great advantage making the cottage cosy and warm. It is clean, comfortable and welcoming. The owners have thought of everything - a wonderful welcome pack including fuel for the fir and there are lots of extras including tea towels, washing up liquid, good local information book, books, games, dvds and even lavender spray for our pillows. The cottage is well placed for great walks or a short drive from other glorious places to visit. We felt welcomed and believe this to be one of the best cottages we have stayed in due to the attention to detail and comfort. We shall return.

    Reviewed by CarolMar 2019

  • "The cottage was just perfect and the location ideal for all we wanted to do."

    Considering we only decided the day before to visit wales and stay in a cottage, it all was sorted quickly and with no problems. Angie the owner was most helpful and left essentials and gifts of wine and chocolate .. a lovely touch.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2019

  • "This was the perfect cottage, in a perfect secluded location, very clean and everything we needed was there - including wooden chopping boards and sharp knives!"

    The wood/coal burner worked a treat to make a very cosy ambiance. We loved it and would return in a flash. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JamesNov 2018

  • "A quiet little cottage with walks nearby."

    The welcome pack was gratefully received. Cafe and Station a few minutes walk away and Blaenau Ffestiniog a 20 minute walk where there are shops and cafes.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2018

  • "Very considerate hosts ensuring many extras that most top grade hotels would not provide."

    location was excellent and the cottage perfect for our needs.

    Reviewed by StephanieOct 2018

  • "Gorgeous little cottage for two, perfect base for exploring the beautiful rivers, beaches, waterfalls and mountains of Snowdonia."

    With a welcoming homely feel, the cottage is comfortable, beautifully decorated and has all those extras not necessarily expected from a self catering holiday home.

    Reviewed by ChrissieSep 2018

  • "Lovely clean cottage."

    Great for using as a base. Dog blanket, treats and poo bags provided which was wonderful. Lovely walks and a great cafe close by. Fantastic scenery. Would love to return again soon.

    Reviewed by TracyAug 2018

  • "A very comfortable & lovely cottage that we have been to before."

    The owner gives extra little things to the home which makes it just that,a home!

    Reviewed by RogerJul 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely, clean and cosy."

    The guest information was extremely good and very detailed telling us important and interesting things about the cottage and places to visit in the area. The cottage was well equipped with everything you could want with tea, coffee etc all provided. We had been left milk, wine, crisps and cake which was a lovely thought and most welcome after a long journey. Treats had also been left for our dog which he enjoyed. There are numerous walks in the locality and many places to go where you can sight see or walk.

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2018

  • "A very pleasant comfortable cottage and a very enjoyable holiday"

    Reviewed by MatthewMay 2018

  • "Tranquil surroundings, plenty of walks for all ages and capabilities."

    Car required to appreciate all available in the area. Nearest supermarket is a drive away but provides everything you need.

    Reviewed by AlunApr 2018

  • "An excellent cottage, thoughtfully provided with anything the guests might need."

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2017

  • "The cottage we stopped in was absolutely perfect for what we wanted, everything we needed was provided and more, including treats for the dogs, and a bottle of wine for me!"

    Reviewed by IanJun 2017

  • "There 8 days 5 of them terrible but my wife trapped a nerve in her back and I had to bring her home for medical care."

    We will come back to finish what we did,nt see and to the same cottage it was outstanding and owner was so helpful. Richard Gray

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2017

  • "The fourth time I've stayed at this lovely cottage and as always I found it extremely welcoming and comfortable."

    Reviewed by AnitaMay 2017

  • "A stunning welcome with such thoughtful items in the cottage and lovely treats left for us."

    Everything was perfect. We loved the cottage and how comfortable and cosy we were. Will be highly recommending.

    Reviewed by AnnApr 2017

  • "The property is secure for the dog in the front and the back gardens."

    Good walking straight from the door. The owners Angie and Rich are available if required but are not intrusive.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2017

  • "A lovely cosy cottage."

    Very well equipped For a comfortable stay and dog friendly.

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2017

  • "The cottage and location great."

    Cottage very cosy and very well equipped. Lots of great walks around. Had a wonderful week.

    Reviewed by PeterFeb 2017

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  • One king-size double bedroom
  • Ground floor bathroom with double-ended bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with multi-fuel stove.
  • Electric heating with multi-fuel stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD player, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Electric 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 front patio garden with garden furniture and picnic bench
  • Enclosed rear patio with garden furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (downstairs only, please bring own dog beds and towels)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Lakeside cafe 3 mins walk
  • Note: Front garden is gated and enclosed by a 3' 5" stone wall.

The property

A charming, mid-terrace character cottage, situated on a quiet residential lane, 200 yards from the Tanygrisiau Reservoir and the Ffestiniog Steam Train Station in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, in North Wales.

A former miner's cottage overlooking fields and a stream, this lovely property has been thoughtfully converted and renovated to a very high standard and provides guests with a superb cottage offering style and warmth.

This Tanygrisiau cottage features a delightful, cosy sitting room with a multi-fuel stove and an intimate, romantic dining area for enjoying your meals together.

This lovely cottage in Tanygrisiau also has a well-equipped and fully-fitted kitchen, with all your needs catered for.

The staircase opens directly into the spacious dreamy bedroom, where the sitting area and attractive cast iron fireplace complement the character of this wonderful holiday accommodation.

Outside, enjoying a sunny aspect is a front courtyard with garden furniture and picnic bench, and at the rear of the cottage is a lovely patio area with garden furniture, a peaceful spot to sit and enjoy that book!

This Tanygrisiau cottage affords quick and easy access to the many delights of Snowdonia and the coast, with its delightful mountains, lakes and reservoir walks on your doorstep, the start of the Ffestiniog steam railway to Porthmadog, and the superb downhill mountain bike tracks and trails in Blaenau Ffestiniog are not to be missed!

With the castle at Harlech and the famous village at Portmeirion within 10 miles, plus beautiful sandy beaches, Zip World and Bounce Below all within easy reach, this is a wonderful holiday location for couples seeking a romantic break and a sightseeing holiday all year round.

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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