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Ty Gwynn

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

4.8

Excellent

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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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45 Customer Reviews

  • "A very well equipped cottage, in a beautiful location."

    The owner was superb throughout, with excellent communication. The cottage was beautiful and well maintained. A real home from home feel. Would highly recommend this property. Set in a residential area, with friendly and helpful neighbours. Parked with ease, outside the property. Nearest shops for essentials about a five minute drive. Overall enjoyed our stay here.

    Reviewed by GeorginaOct 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely - even better than expected in some ways."

    Delighted with the information from the owner - improved our overall stay. We will be back!

    Reviewed by KathrynSep 2021

  • "Just back from a fantastic holiday, which was made all the better for our stay at Ty Gwynn cottage."

    Beautifully situated nestled in the mountains with magical lakes and waterfalls within a short walking distance. The cottage itself is spotlessly clean, well equipped and very comfortable with coal fire and stove to cosey up with of an evening. Nigel is an exceptional host and left milk, butter and cake for us when we arrived and was always on hand to answer any queries or questions during our stay. Can't wait to stay here again very soon!

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2021

  • "Fabulous location!"

    !! Fabulous walks just from the cottage!! 20 min to outstanding beach and 40 min to Snowdonia!!! Loads to do and see around! Clean, comfortable, garden was just beautiful and the decking was amazing after long walk glass of Welsh gin cheese and peace !!!! We loved it and our dogs loved it too!!!

    Reviewed by AgnieszkaSep 2021

  • "Little Gem of a cottage."

    Fantastic owners!

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2021

  • "Comfortable cottage, ideally placed for exploring the area"

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2021

  • "We had a wonderful two night stay at Ty Gwynn, its just a shame it was`nt a longer visit."

    Post visit communication with the owner Nigel was always quick, good and informative. The cottage is lovely, spotlessly clean with ample modern facilities, coal fire and a wood burner, also has the benefit of a large rear garden with an elevated sun deck. As we were only there for two nights we did not really explore the area as we wanted to, due to a a pretty full itinerary, but it is situated in a very convenient area to discover the delights of North Wales and Snowdonia. We tried the local cafe on Saturday night which at the moment (covid) it doubles as a Greek restaurant, highly recommended and only a five minute walk and dog friendly too! All the family were sad to leave and would gladly return tomorrow for a longer visit.

    Reviewed by IanJun 2021

  • "Enjoyed our stay, very quiet location and great value for money."

    Only point of note is that the photographs of the cottage imply you can park on the premises when actually the space is too short and the access is too high (for my vehicle, a honda civic). The road is so quiet however parking directly outside wasn't an issue. (I will tick 'publish the feedback' but feel free to exclude any elements about the parking should you wish)

    Reviewed by DaleJun 2021

  • "Our short stay at Ty Gwynn was lovely!"

    The welcome pack was a thoughtful gesture and the cosy cottage was very clean with a well equipped and spacious kitchen with a log burner. The lounge was a good size and has ample seating with a coal fire (which we did not need to use) The cottage is a great place to use as a base for touring around this beautiful part of Wales. All three bedrooms were very comfortable. It has a modern bathroom with plenty of hot showers for our party of 5. There are fabulous views from the back garden to enjoy with enough seating for everyone. The owners had provided a great selection of games and DVDs and books and also an information pack with recommendations of excellent places to visit and local restaurants/pubs/take-away. The property is within easy reach of the coast and surrounding places of interest. It is in a superb location, very relaxing and peaceful! You can park your car outside the property and the neighbours are very friendly! This is a cosy warm and relaxing cottage and I would recommend this to anyone who wishes to chill out and admire the wonderful scenery!

    Reviewed by FrancesJun 2021

  • "Great place to stay."

    Three lovely bedrooms, modern bathroom and kitchen with everything you could need. Fantastic location in the middle of Snowdonia with stunning scenery all round. The owners were really helpful and on call if we needed anything. We would highly recommend staying at Ty Gwynn.

    Reviewed by KateMay 2021

  • "A very comfortable place to stay"

    Reviewed by ArthurMay 2021

  • "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

    Reviewed by VivienApr 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean and extremely well equipped."

    Well done to the cleaners in these particularly difficult Covid times. The local area was beautiful with lovely walks from the cottage door.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2020

  • "We had a lovely week staying at Ty Gwynn."

    The cottage was very clean on arrival and the owner text us to ensure everything was as expected. It has a well equipped kitchen with log burner and a comfortable living room which is very cosy with the open fire. This was our first visit to North Wales, and, it certainly won’t be our last - the scenery is fantastic.

    Reviewed by ChristinaOct 2020

  • "The cottage was excellent."

    Upon arrival the owner arranged for a small welcome pack of tea , coffee, milk, wine, and biscuits. The owner also text to ensure all was ok.

    Reviewed by TonySep 2020

  • "From entry it felt very comfortable & homely."

    On arrival we had a small very welcome pack with teabags, milk etc. We also had a wee bonus of Welsh Waffles which I absolutely loved & Welsh cakes which my mum scoffed. There was even washing up liquid, washing powder & cleaning sprays. There was a couple of bottles of hand sanitiser in the kitchen & dettol soap in the bathroom which I thought was a nice thought due to the safety measures. The kitchen is large enough for a big family to sit 6 around the table & 2 at the logburner.& was well equipped - more than enough that I had a favourite cup! There was plenty of wood & coal for both fires to keep going, though I bought 2 packs more at end of week (which I didn't use but left for the next guests). I absolutely loved the log burner which doesn't need many logs, as a few smokeless coal nuggets kept it glowing for ages. We took my 2 small Yorkie's for their first holiday to Wales & for the first time I could open the back door & know they were enclosed. Small as they are, they climbed up the stairs to the garden & ran around the top garden grass area & I could watch from the kitchen window. It was ideal hanging out my washing as we had amazing weather. There were no issues at all, we respected it like it was our own house & the owner kindly text me just in case there was any issue he could resolve whilst we were there - but there were none at all. The local shops are just a mile in the next village in Blaenau Ffestiniog & R.S McColl staff were very friendly. The Llechwedd Slate Caverns (deep mine tour) is just at the top of the hill - (I thought it was miles away). I could go on - as we had a great holiday though we were careful when we went touring about to Llandudno, Pwllheli, Porthmadog, etc. I'd couldn't recommend 'Ty Gwynn', Tanygrisiau enough to anyone looking for a quiet location to 'go home' to after touring about & it's got it's own local walks for the dogs & own small railway station.

    Many thanks for your positive feedback Linda. You have been great guests. Thanks for your generosity in replacing the logs you used. We will look forward to you visiting us again sometime Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2020

  • "It was everything we expected which made our stay more enjoyable"

    Reviewed by GlennSep 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage with everything you need."

    Amazing location.Very attentive owner.Highly recommended .

    Reviewed by AgnesAug 2020

  • "The house itself was great, clean and plenty of room."

    It would be handy if there was an extra bathroom, but I would recommend this house to anyone wanting to visit Wales:)

    Reviewed by NathanielAug 2020

  • "Cottage was as per pictures."

    Very clean and tidy. Kitchen had a good range of cooking utensils etc. Garden was great for the dogs.

    Many thanks for your positive feedback Holly. We do hope you visit us again. The cleaning team is working extra hard making sure the cottage is COVID-secure through this difficult time. Nigel Property Owner

    Reviewed by HollyJul 2020

  • "Nice house."

    .. not great pillows and beds a bit soft but this is personal choice. Dryer didnt work which i was disappointed about as with 2 kids and a pet i would have liked to have washed and dryed wet clothes and with storage heaters you cant dry clothes over. Guttering above front door has a leak... got wet every time we entered house but according to owner its on the list to be fixed. Otherwise good position and we enjoyed our time.

    Many thanks for your feed back Tracy. So glad you enjoyed your stay and liked the house and it's location. I agree it was a shame that the washer dryer didn't work during a rainy 4 day visit. I'm sure you understand that it was impossible to get it fixed over the New Years Day holiday period otherwise I would have. As I said my builder is booked to fix the drip from the guttering. I agree beds are a personal choice and take note of what you say. The mattresses were purchased as medium firm. The pillows are due to be be replaced for the new season 2020. Property Owner

    Reviewed by TracyDec 2019

  • "Great value in a quite location handy for many local attractions."

    the Kitchen/diner is fantastic (much bigger than the photos prepared us for) & we were able to prepare a great Christmas diner as it had everything we need. Some great walks on the doorstep. Owner was extremely helpful in returning a christmas present that we left behind. highly recommended. Thanks Again

    Reviewed by DaleDec 2019

  • "We returned to this cottage after a lovely stay last summer, this time for 2 weeks."

    On arrival the cottage was as expected, clean and welcoming (no doggy smells or dog hair!). The bedrooms were tidy and cosy, shower was fine. The kitchen is very large, plenty of room to play a game of scrabble or cards, as we did most evenings. There is an instruction book for bin emptying details and the workings of any appliances, also a book recommending days out. The garden is huge and lovely to sit in in the afternoon when the sun peeks through the trees. There are beautiful views of the mountains in town and many lovely walks to explore. We also visited the ponies over the road daily, the all brown one being friendly and running to see our dog, the brown and white is more shy. Despite the rain this time we went out every day on a walk or to visit a local attraction and looked forward to getting back and warming/ drying ourselves in front of the open fire! My sons favourite part was to light the fire and play games, our dog enjoyed sprawling out across the kitchen floor after a walk and sneaking up on the fake sheep in the garden (he thought they were real!), I personally loved seeing the bats fly over the garden as the sun went down and my Father liked to sit in the rocking chair in the kitchen with a cup of tea!

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2019

  • "The cottage was not only warm and welcoming it was very well equipped and clean, information left by the owners was very helpful the location is exactly as described."

    And the local walks are excellent

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2019

  • "I appreciate that we stayed in August but I thought the cottage was overpriced for its location and what it offers."

    There was also a distinct smell or something in the air when we arrived. We were a party of 5 adults who are all used to, or have our own dogs ( did not bring them with us) but the damp dog ( or possibly cat) smell in the air was palpable on arrival. The cottage was clean (apart from air) but there were some surprises (bread left from previous visitors in the freezer, dirty wine glasses in the cupboard and bulbs gone in a couple of lamps) which given the cost of renting it, should have been checked. We were also disappointed by the lack of / difficulty having enough hot water for 5 adults to shower after returning from climbing Snowdon! Again having to switch a hot water ‘booster’ on for 60 minutes first is not ok for the cost of renting this property. I think this is a sweet cottage, it is slightly fussy in decor for a holiday rental and could do with some decluttering and it is also only just big enough for five adults. I would think it more suited to 2 adults and 3 kids. Although bedroom space is fine the lounge is small and one bathroom an issue for a larger group. The saving grace was the kitchen, which was a super size. Our instructions before were clear and helpful. I have stayed in a Sykes cottage before and thought it was super, this unfortunately I was underwhelmed by and did feel disappointed considering the cost. My feedback is intended to be helpful to the owners ( changes are quick and easy to fix) and not at all intended as a rant.

    Many thanks for your feedback. We love the location and the many attractions it offers, we believe the descriptions to be accurate. Unfortunately we were sent a relief cleaner for this week due to an absenteeism. The problems mentioned have been rectified and our cleaning team has been informed. Their normal high standard of service has been restored. There hadn't been any pets in the premises for a number of weeks before your visit. Bulbs do fail from time to time, and one has now been replaced. On examination the other bulb hadn't gone it was just switched off at the plug. The hot water boost is for the bath not the shower. It would be unreasonable to expect 5 baths from one cylinder of hot water. The shower though works independently providing instant hot water from the cold supply, as much as you need. Property Owner

    Reviewed by MelindaAug 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, great location, very clean, cosy & well equipped."

    Friendly and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by SallyJul 2019

  • "If you do not have pets then the odour in the kitchen will not please you."

    Thank you for your feedback. There was a temporary issue with the cooker hood which circulated an odour which has now been resolved. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KesanJul 2019

  • "Brilliant time at Ty Gwynn ,lovely walks, scenery,good base for touring local places of interest,would certainly book Ty Gwynn again ."

    Reviewed by AngelaJun 2019

  • "A lovely little citrate that you can tell is loved by its owners."

    We had a wonderful time beautiful walks from the door or the cottage. The cottage had everything we needed and it was lovely from top to bottom. It is cosy and comfy. The recommendations of where to eat by the owner was spot on, the lakeside cafe and the Oakley both great and we could take our beloved dog with us.

    Reviewed by LorraineApr 2019

  • "What a lovely cottage there was just 2 of us and our 2 dogs and the experience ..."

    What a lovely cottage there was just 2 of us and our 2 dogs and the experience was amazing the cottage was clean and really cosy it had everything we needed for a peaceful week from our busy work lifestyle we have we were totally chilled by the end of day 2, the small village where the cottage was tucked away in was peaceful and had beautiful views in a morning from our bedroom window loved sitting by the coal fire at the evening there was coal and wood left for us to use, everything had clear instructions on how to work everything places to go couldn’t ask for more we really are looking forward to returning love it that much as did our dogs too fantastic base to get out and go for long walks with them

    Reviewed by PamelaMar 2019

  • "We are a family of 5 (plus dog) and this was an idea cottage."

    It is a lovely, with all modern facilities whilst maintaining the traditional feel. I spent most evenings in the rocking chair by the open fire - bliss!! The location is stunning.

    Reviewed by RachelDec 2018

  • "The cottage was exactly what we wanted in the perfect location, a great base for exploring the area."

    It was very well equipped and comfortable. The kids appreciated the good quality wifi! Very good instructions and information pack provided by the owner. Your sales team was able to book the 4 night half term break I wanted at this cottage over the phone, which was brilliant because the 4 nights wasn't shown as an option on the website. We definitely hope to return!

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely and comfy and warm."

    we had great weather, would recommend.

    Reviewed by JulianOct 2018

  • "We have also booked holidays with Sykes in previous years and have always been happy with the properties we booked."

    We are already thinking about next year and possibly returning to a peoperty we have stayed at twice before.

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2018

  • "Lovely little cottage, very clean and really well maintained, instructions on how to access the property and use all the facilities was really clear, Nigel the owner was very helpful and suggested several things we could although we were only there a couple of days so unfortunately didn't have much time."

    The cottage is in a quiet location, parking is really easy and the cottage was ideally situated for visiting the Zip World quarry, Portmerion and all the Snowdonia has to offer. Would definitely recommend this cottage and if we're ever in that part of the world again would happily stay in Ty Gwynn.

    Reviewed by AlisonMay 2018

  • "Very helpful owner who gave lots of useful instructions and details."

    Plenty of room and very well equipped.

    Reviewed by RachelMar 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    Great facilities. Everything we needed and more - especially in the kitchen. Wood Burner & Coal fire gave a lovely warmth. Would loved to have stayed longer to enjoy area more.

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2017

  • "Very helpful and informative owner."

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2017

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely."

    It was very cosy, very well equipped and in a central location for numerous trips.

    Reviewed by RonnyAug 2017

  • "Great little cottage in a perfect location."

    Friendly neighbours too!

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2016

  • "This was an absolutely lovely cottage, it had everything you could want and it was a real pleasure for a family holiday."

    We loved it. When you look at a cottage on your website and scroll down to the map, it'd be great to be able to zoom in and see where it is more exactly; and when you start with the map of places to stay in an area and click through to a cottage, it'd be great to be able to go back to the map

    Reviewed by BenAug 2016

  • "The cottage was one of best we have been to."

    It was well equipped and in a excellent location with parking opposite. Really handy for the Ffestiniog railway.

    Reviewed by MichaelJun 2016

  • "Great cottage in a lovely location."

    Had everything we needed for a few days away.

    Reviewed by LouiseApr 2016

  • "We loved this cottage, it was one of the best we have stayed in."

    The WiFi was good so the kids were happy, and it was well equipped, spacious and light. Also really well positioned for what we wanted to do; bike parks, mountains and the towns. Can't wait to come back when the trampoline centre opens in the mine.

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2016

  • "We were pleasantly surprised at the size and cleanliness of the property."

    Considering that dogs are allowed, there wasn't any evidence that dogs had stayed there and it had everything we needed and more. Instructions were clear and there was lots of information to help us explore. Being so early in the season, we were fortunate to have good weather but there were plenty of games, reading matter and videos to keep us entertained if the weather had been bad. It was in a good location for local walks and climbs and central to the main towns around Snowdon. Overall, all 5 of us and the dog had a great time and would highly recommend the property.

    Reviewed by BrianMar 2016

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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.

Please note: This property has a £100 Good Housekeeping Bond

Please note; There will be a basket of Logs left in the property at a charge of £6, an honesty box will be in the property in which you can leave the funds.

Summary

  • 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. Please note: This property has a £100 Good Housekeeping Bond Please note; There will be a basket of Logs left in the property at a charge of £6, an honesty box will be in the property in which you can leave the funds

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

TANYGRISIAU

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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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