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Y Ddraig Deg

Tanygrisiau near Blaenau Ffestiniog, North Wales & Snowdonia (Ref. 927762)


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi
  • Mrs Baker

    “The cottage is very cosy with lovely comfortable beds.”

    A small but well equipped kitchen - we cooked a full Christmas Dinner!

    A small but well equipped kitchen - we cooked a full Christmas Dinner!

The property

This delightful double-fronted, terraced cottage is in an elevated position in the pretty village of Tanygrisiau, just over one mile from the fascinating slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog.

This well-presented cottage is ideal for couples, friends or families who want to enjoy time together exploring one of the most beautiful and rugged parts of the Snowdonia National Park.

A warm welcome awaits as you step back in time and enjoy the peace and tranquillity on offer here.

Furnished with style, this comfortable cottage boasts some lovely features and lots of character with exposed beams, stripped pine doors and an original bread oven.

The cosy but comfy sitting room is perfect for a night in as it has a lovely period fireplace housing a bespoke multi-fuel stove.

The other sitting room offers another room to relax in and also has a foldaway table and chairs, providing a place to sit and enjoy a leisurely breakfast while you plan the day’s activities.

The kitchen with its high ceiling is well-equipped, the modern bathroom is on the ground floor and two bedrooms upstairs complete this lovely cottage.

Y Ddraig Deg has a shallow frontage which provides a nice area to sit out with a glass of your favourite drink, whilst enjoying the pleasant outlook of countryside views and the encompassing hillside.

Also behind the property is the craggy backdrop of the Moelwyn mountain range.

Blaenau Ffestiniog is famous for the Ffestiniog Narrow Gauge Steam railway which can be heard as it passes high up behind the cottage on its 13½ mile journey down to the harbour town of Porthmadog.

Why not pop into the Lakeside Café which is just a short three minute walk for a hearty breakfast, setting you up for a day of walking in the hills?

There are numerous other attractions close by which include Zip World Titan, home to the longest zip wire in Europe, Zip Caverns and Bounce Below, an underground trampoline.

Also in the area are the slate caverns of Llechwedd, Antur Stiniog Mountain Bike centre with its variety of trails, and further afield the coastal town of Harlech.

There is so much on offer to keep you busy in the Snowdonia National Park you will have to come back to finish it all off.

With Anglesey and the Llyn Peninsula easily reached, this pretty cottage is an ideal base for exploring the riches this beautiful area has to offer.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • External utility
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove
  • Second sitting room (seats 2) with foldaway dining table and chairs.
  • Electric panel heaters with multi-fuel stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine in utility, TV with FreeSat, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car in parking bay below cottage, plus additional off road parking on first come, first served basis and ample roadside parking
  • Small front garden with sitting area and furniture and small rear yard
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Lakeside Café 3 mins walk
  • Note: The cottage is accessed on foot up a short, but steep incline and the stairs inside the cottage are steep, children need to be supervised and may not be suitable for the elderly and those with limited mobility
  • Note: Steam railway line runs behind the property, some associated noise can be 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 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
  • Christmas
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