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Glan-yr-Afon Cottage

Tanygrisiau near Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 4537)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 4 people

  • 2 bedrooms

  • 1 bathroom

  • Pets allowed

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
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  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
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  • “Lovely cosy cottage, with welcome gifts here and there which made it extra special.”

    Great location in close proximity to all the places we wanted to go. Friendly hosts who checked in to make sure all was ok and that we arrived safely... definitely goin... more

    Great location in close proximity to all the places we wanted to go. Friendly hosts who checked in to make sure all was ok and that we arrived safely... definitely going the extra mile for guests!!

The property

A delightful, 18th century, stone-built cottage in a quiet residential lane overlooking a nearby river and fields, with views of the Manod mountains and a backdrop of the Moelwyn mountains, in the village of Tanygrisiau, 1.6 miles from Blaenau Ffestiniog.

Successfully renovated and retaining much original character, this quality Blaenau Ffestiniog cottage boasts a welcoming sitting room with an impressive stone inglenook fireplace with warming multi-fuel stove, creating a cosy relaxing atmosphere.

Surrounded by wonderful mountains, this Blaenau Ffestiniog cottage is perfect for lovely scenic lake and mountain walks, or enjoying outdoor pursuits such as canoeing and climbing at Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre and mountain biking at the Blaenau Ffestiniog Downhill Centre or Coed-y-Brenin, one of the best mountain bike centres in Britain.

This Blaenau Ffestiniog cottage is just a few minutes' walk from the beautiful Tanygrisiau Lake and popular Ffestiniog steam railway station in Tanygrisiau.

Discover the magnificent slate caverns at Blaenau Ffestiniog, or visit bustling Porthmadog with its individual shops, inviting eateries and colourful marina.

With the enormous beach at Black Rock Sands, the picturesque NT Bodnant Gardens, Zip World, Bounce Below and the majesty of Mount Snowdon all within easy reach, this Blaenau Ffestiniog cottage is the perfect, all year round holiday retreat.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single with additional pull-out bed
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Well-equipped fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and inglenook fireplace with multi-fuel stove.
  • LPG central heating with multi-fuel stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, Smart TV with freeview, DVD player, iPod dock with radio, WiFi
  • Good selection of DVDs, books, games, puzzles and toys for children
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Complimentary bottle of wine provided
  • Off road parking for 1 car opposite cottage, additional parking on first come first served basis in allocated parking bay opposite cottage
  • Small enclosed rear yard
  • Enclosed front garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome (please bring own dog beds and towels)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 20 mins walk
  • Lakeside Cafe 3 mins walk
  • Shops and amenities 1.6 miles
  • Note: The arrival time at this property is 5pm, and guests are welcome to stay until 12 noon on departure day.

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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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