Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
We offer a homely cottage with valley and mountain views, and linen and towels provided. There is an original fireplace and a lovely covered verandah outside, with table and chairs from which to admire the mountain views. There is also a private natural garden with access to a tumbling stream where you may see a heron fishing!
Blaenau Ffestiniog with all its history, is central to the whole of Snowdonia itself with a bewildering variety of activities and places to visit, all within an easy drive. The town itself is home to the Ffestiniog Railway and the Llechwedd Slate Caverns. It has a supermarket, pubs, cafes, takeaways and a number of other useful shops.
There are many attractions to enjoy: soft sandy beaches both in little coves and the larger variety such as Black Rock sands; the valleys, and estuaries where you may spot an osprey fishing; the craftwork of woollen mills and potteries; copper and slate mines with dramatic tours; towns to visit include Betws-y-Coed, Beddgelert, Caernarfon, Dolgellau and the famous Italianate creation of Portmeirion!
For walkers there is such a choice. Snowdonia's mountains are world famous including the summit itself, and some with special features such as the Castle of the Wind on top of the Glyders range. The Manod Mawr trail starts virtually from the doorstep; there are local walks within a few minutes' drive, where we particularly recommend the Cwmorthin valley leading to the high Moelwyn mountains with views of Snowdon; and there is a fragment of the "Celtic rainforest" in the rich moist valley of Cwm Cynfal.
For mountain bikers, there are four bike lock points at the rear of the house. The specially designed mountain trails are being enhanced by the new Mountain Bike Centre at Llechwedd.
|Size||Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Morfa Bychan 16.9 km|
|Will consider||Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest Amenities||500 m|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest railway: Blaenau Ffestiniog 500 m|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, CD player|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace, Private garden|
|Further details indoors|
Fuel is provided to get your first home fire off to a quick start! The double bed is a zip and link bed. This can be arranged as two singles if desired if friends are sharing the cottage. If this is desired simply mention when booking.
|Further details outdoors|
Off road parking very near to the cottage. Please note there are steps down to the cottage.
The North Wales region
North Wales is a wonderful place to be. It has mountains and unusually warm coastal stretches with sandy beaches, rivers and valleys where Ospreys fish. The area's long and distinguished history from Celtic times to the present day appears from time to time - moments when you catch a Welsh harp, the Gladstone rock in Cwm Llan beneath Snowdon, and the steam railways which once served the world class slate mining industries now providing magical rides and surprising new views of the mountains.
Blaenau Ffestiniog is the starting point of the beautiful Ffestiniog steam railway, which links with the Welsh Highland steam railway in Porthmadog, you might even hear the whistle from the Cottage! Blaenau is a small mountain town, but has a jewel of a restaurant in the Bistro Moelwyn. It is developing a reputation for mountain biking with trails and a new centre and more runs opening in November 2011.