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Bwthyn Ger Afon (Riverplace Cottage)

Tanygrisiau near Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 15039)



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54 Customer Reviews

  • "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.

    Mr & Mrs BurtonDec 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 Stephen LMay 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

  • "This was my third stay in this cottage which is really comfortable and welcoming."

    Reviewed by AnitaJul 2016

  • "The cottage was comfy and cosy located in a quiet area although very central to the whole of Snowdonia and within easy reach of the coast."

    The cottage provided a welcome haven at the end of the day where we could cook a meal, relax and watch television whilst toasting our toes by the log fire. The scenery in the area is spectacular with many lakes and mountains, plenty to do and plenty to see.

    Reviewed by PatriciaOct 2015

  • "Liked everything, we had a wonderful holiday."

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2015

  • "You can walk out immediately from the cottage and access the mountains with stunning views of the Snowdonia range and down to the sea and can see all sides on a clear day."

    . The cottage had everything we needed and half the time I cooked from there. It was fitted out well and attractive to the eyes giving a homely feeling of comfortableness.. the owners had clearly thought thoroughly about every aspect and I found every question I had was answered

    Reviewed by AnthonyNov 2014

  • "Absolutely fantastic cottage, the owners have gone out of their way to make this a home from home including everything you could think of possibly wanting and everything that probably didn't even enter your head!"

    The wealth of information on the surrounding area was superb, we visit Snowdonia a fair amount and even we learnt about new walks near Ffestiniog that we'd never come across before, we barely went anywhere else this time as we had too much fun exploring. Without a doubt we will be returning to this cottage, just superb!

    Reviewed by VictoriaOct 2014

  • "Perfect location for what we enjoy doing."

    Very pleasant surroundings and excellent cottage.

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2014

  • "It was an excellent location for visiting Snowdonia with amenities nearby."

    We loved the village and especially the walk up to the old deserted quarry village, and the reservoir with cafe nearby. The cottage was thoughtfully furnished and perfect for a couple.

    Reviewed by JudyJun 2014

  • "This is an excellent property which the website does not do justice to."

    This is a wonderful part of the world which this cottage is placed in a perfect spot to make the most of.

    Reviewed by RogerApr 2014

  • "The location was dramatic, with plenty of places to explore every day."

    The cottage was very comfortable and cosy to come back to at the end of each day.

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2014

  • "The quietness of the area, the walks."

    The cottage had everything you would need for a relaxing and worry free time. The attention to detail was second to none,it was by far the best cottage we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2013

  • "The owners have taken great care to provide an extremely comfortable and well planned cottage."

    In particular, the kitchen was a delight to cook in. I have learnt from experience to take a sharp knife, decent wooden spoons, tongs, cling-film, aluminium foil, kitchen towel, tea bags, herbs and spices etc etc, no need in this cottage they are all there for you! I cannot praise highly enough how thoughtful the owners have been.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2013

  • "The cottage was very welcoming."

    Everything was new and complete. They have gone to great lengths to make a home from home with stuff to make it a cosy. Great value for money!

    Reviewed by EllenJun 2013

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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.


  • 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 (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.

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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
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