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Ty Gwynn

Tanygrisiau near Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 925656)

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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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35 Customer Review(s)

  • Mrs Jones

    “Perfect location for walking.”

    Cottage was comfortable and clean with a much appreciated welcome pack on arrival. Lovely garden to sit in as we had such beautiful weather for the 2 weeks we were there. Will definitely stay there again next year

    Cottage was comfortable and clean with a much appreciated welcome pack on arrival. Lovely garden to sit in as we had such beautiful weather for the 2 weeks we were there. Will definitely stay there again next year

    - Mrs Jones, April 2021

The property

A cosy, well-appointed terraced cottage in the Welsh village of Tanygrisiau, just over a mile from the popular town of Blaenau Ffestiniog on the edge of the Snowdonia National Park.

Located on a residential lane amongst stunning scenery with wonderful lakeside walks nearby, and with the Ffestiniog Steam Railway passing behind the cottage, Ty Gwynn occupies a charming location.

With lovely views to the front, there’s an open fire in the sitting room, where you can settle after a busy day exploring the beautiful surrounding countryside.

The well-equipped kitchen feels airy and bright with its vaulted ceiling and sociable dining area, whilst the snug sitting area with warming woodburning stove is neatly tucked in the corner; with two USB sockets included to charge your devices this is the perfect place to relax with a glass of wine after your evening meal.

Three cosy bedrooms, one on the second floor, and a contemporary family bathroom complete this delightful cottage.

Outside is an enclosed paved patio area to the front, which enjoys a sunny aspect, and to the rear is a large elevated garden with furniture, a great space in which to sit and take in the views of the surrounding countryside.

With plenty of pretty walks leading towards waterfalls and along the shores of the local lakes, plus an abundance of cycle paths and mountain bike tracks all available from the doorstep, there are lots of lovely things to enjoy nearby.

The Ffestiniog Steam Railway is also a stone’s throw away and the longest 4-man zip wire in Europe at Zip World, with the Bounce Below underground trampoline are also close by, along with the magnificent slate caverns at Llechwedd, meaning there’s something for everyone to be enjoyed.

Take a day trip to the scenic coast of North Wales, which is also easily accessible from this delightful cottage, a great base for exploring both coast and country at any time of the year.


  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second floor king-size double (zip/link, can be 2' 6" twin on request), 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Electric heaters with open fire and woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, slimline dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, Bluetooth speaker with radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fires inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate
  • Off road parking for 1 car opposite cottage, additional parking on first come, first served basis in parking bay opposite
  • Enclosed front patio with bench and enclosed rear garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: Restricted headroom in second floor double bedroom with steep, narrow stairs open to the bedroom, care to be taken
  • Note: There are 11 steps up to garden which is not secure, children and dogs to be supervised
  • Note: This cottage is next to the steam railway line and may experience some minimal associated noise.

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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
  • Christmas

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