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The Cottage "Ty Isaf"

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 17 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden

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

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.

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Review 1-5 of 5

9 Feb 2014


"Beautiful and welcoming cottage"

We arrived early evening to find the heating on, a vase of fresh flowers, Welsh cakes and milk in the fridge. There was enough wood and coal to start the fire...a lovely welcome!… More

4 Feb 2014


"Lovely cottage, great loacation"

Myself, my partner and our dog just spent a lovely weekend at the cottage.The weather was wet and wild as you would expect for January but the cottage was nice and cozy on our return from walks.There … More

28 Feb 2013


"Wonderful stay in Wales"

My wife and I had a wonderful time at this cottage which met every expectation and more. The location was great to visit the region, the property had everything we needed for daily life, and the centr… More

14 Mar 2012


"A Place of Dreams"

We booked the cottage for the first week in january for well deserved post christmas break and wat a break we had !!
The cottage 'Ty Isaf' has a magical quality to it. It felt a little like steppting into the wardrobe in narnia. It is a small end of terrace, which if you blinked you would miss it, but once you open the front door, you are greeted by a beautiful interior. Lovley clean kitchen, with complimentary basket of wine, fruit and jam, which leads onto a beatiful living room with log fire and window seat to admire the view, and boy what a view it is!! From the window and decked garden you can see mountains, clouds and horses. The biggest surprise was the stream that ran alongside the cottage, it was absolutly beautiful and the sound was so tranquil. I first i worried that it would keep us awake at night, but the windows are double glazed so there was no fear of that. It lead onto lovely morning experiances, of opening the window to hear the stream and the curtains to see the mountains and fog. the windows are eye level so you can see the view from bed.
The town is quaint and quiet, with everything you need to get by. But, what is great about this location is that it is so central to everything. Everyday we went exploring, Carnarveon, Bangor, Porth Madog, beaches, castles and market towns and we never had to drive for more that 40 minutes - but the views while driving were so breath taking, that is was pleasure to drive around. We left having done so much, but knew that there was more that we hadn't done, so we will be returning very soon.
Thank you

31 Oct 2011


"Excellent accommodation situated in stunning and relaxing location."

We had an excellent week in this beautiful cosy cottage which is excellently maintained. There is a lovely veranda where we had our breakfast, lunch and dinner which looks out to a stunning backdrop of mountains and a stream that runs adjacent to the property. The cottage is ideally located for numerous attractions including the slate mines, steam railway and the lovely seaside resort of Porthmadog. We can't wait to return to the cottage this Easter

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Alan W.

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Calendar last updated:13 Sep 2014

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