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Tanygrisiau near Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 7254)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    Mrs Jones

    “Good Base location for snowdonia .”

    The cottage had everything we needed . Parking was not an issue on the road . Key collection was very organised and great communication with caretaker . Would come back again.

    The cottage had everything we needed . Parking was not an issue on the road . Key collection was very organised and great communication with caretaker . Would come back again.


  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine

The property

This delightful, stone-built, detached cottage is located next to the Blaenau Ffestiniog steam railway line, in an elevated position above the village, making it a great location to access the surrounding country walks.

This cottage has been completely renovated and offers a double bedroom, a twin bedroom, an open plan sitting and dining room and a well-equipped, fitted kitchen.

The cottage has retained its character with slate flooring, a traditional woodburner in the sitting room and exposed beams in the bedrooms.

Outside, the gardens provide views over the valley, as well as the opportunity to marvel at the steam trains as they pass by the front door as they chug up the hill to Porthmadog.

This Tanygrisiau cottage is an ideal romantic retreat for couples, or as a holiday base for families to explore the mountains and footpaths of the Snowdonia National Park.

The golf courses and coastline of Porthmadog and Criccieth are all within a short drive, making this a great cottage throughout the year.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin. Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Well-equipped kitchen. Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.


  • Electric convector heaters with woodburner in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio
  • Electricity and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking (off road parking for loading/unloading only)
  • Secure bike storage
  • Enclosed, fenced garden with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: This cottage is next to the steam railway line and therefore may experience some associated noise
  • Note: The road and slate path leading to the cottage are steep.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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