Secure your Spring 2022 holiday today for just £50

Available on selected breaks taking place between 1st April - 31st May 2022*

Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search

POPULAR REGION! A property was booked in North Wales 14 minutes ago

Glan-yr-Afon Cottage

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



Sykes rating


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


Group 2 Created with Sketch.

50 Customer Review(s)

  • Samantha

    “Fab cottage, plenty of walks to access.”

    lots of little extras added to make stay safe.

    lots of little extras added to make stay safe.

    - Samantha, May 2021

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.

The well-equipped kitchen caters for all your needs.

Also located on the ground floor is a modern bathroom.

Upstairs are two delightful bedrooms, the main bedroom has a double bed whilst the second bedroom is a single.

Outside, enjoying a sunny aspect is a front patio with picnic bench and at the rear, a private and enclosed patio with seating.

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
  • 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 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 front patio with picnic bench
  • Enclosed, private rear patio with garden 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: Front patio is gated and enclosed by a 3' 5" stone wall.

View on map

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.

View more holiday cottages in Tanygrisiau

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
Book with confidence
If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
Ok, got it