Ty Kate

Tanygrisiau near Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 12182)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mrs Leathley

    “It was well connected and had easy ...”

    It was well connected and had easy access to the bus service and Train station in Tanygrisau. The station is a one you have to put your arm out and flag it down to stop, but it does easily. ...

    It was well connected and had easy access to the bus service and Train station in Tanygrisau. The station is a one you have to put your arm out and flag it down to stop, but it does easily. Buses are every hour and stops about 27 minutes past each hour, again easy to get to major holiday trips for days out. Some nice walking area's and friendly people to help if unsure. School right opposite the cottage, but this was not a problem, very quiet and as we were out all day it never bothered us. I would say anyone wanting to go to Wales to give this place a try. Snowdon mountain train ride is well worth the adventure, either diesel or steam, though the steam one can be pre-booked online before you go, so not to be disappointed, as there are limit spaces. The cottage was like home from home, really nice to know that after a full day out, either walking or just site seeing, it was a nice and cosy cottage to come back too, just kick off your shoes and relax. Little seating area in the back garden for chilling out. the train runs along to top of the mountain behind the cottage, so ideal for a photo opportunity.


  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A lovely stone-built, end-terrace cottage situated 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.

Renovated to a good standard and set near stunning scenery and lakeside walks, this charming Tanygrisiau cottage provides welcoming accommodation and boasts an open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen and a snug beamed sitting area with a woodburner.

Two cosy bedrooms, one of which is suitable for a child, plus a shower room complete the accommodation at this Tanygrisiau cottage.

An abundance of pretty walks, cycle routes and mountain bike tracks are available from the doorstep of this cottage in Tanygrisiau, whilst the Ffestiniog steam railway runs above the back of the terraced garden and stops within a 10-minute walk.

There are fantastic climbing and kayaking opportunities nearby, together with a choice of golf courses along the Cardigan Bay coastline, just 30 minutes' drive away.

A delightful North Wales cottage for a romantic getaway, whatever the time of year.


Two bedrooms: 1 x double (accessed from one side only), 1 x child's single (suitable for age 2-17 years). Shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.


  • Electric central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio,Wifi, iPod dock, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking in free public car park 1 min walk away
  • Small enclosed terraced patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops 1.1 miles, pub 8 mins walk
  • Note: Child's single bed is 5'9" long
  • Note: There is no room for a cot in the bedrooms
  • Note: Patio is accessed by 5 steps
  • Note: This cottage is situated next to a steam railway line, some associated noise maybe heard.

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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 wind from northerly gales in the winter, and give the village a pleasant southerly aspect with relatively mild weather considering its location high in Snowdon. The village stands amongst some 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, 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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