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Crud yr Awel / Cradle of the Breeze

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • Private garden
  • Car advised
  • Nearest beach 20km

A quaint and traditional former quarryman's cottage on the outskirts of Blaenau Ffestiniog, Crud yr Awel occupies a picturesque location in the heart of Snowdonia with stunning views of the Moelwyn mountains. Recently renovated, this is a real home away from home, with high quality furnishings, slate floors, superbly equipped with your every comfort anticipated, including free wifi. The steeply terraced garden has a BBQ, patio furniture and umbrella. Free roadside parking is available immediately outside the cottage. Sleeps 4 in two bedrooms (double and twin) plus a further 2 on the sofabed and there is a cot, high chair and stairgate.

Note: due to the cottage's location there is no TV reception, but a wide range of DVDs, games and toys are provided to entertain you.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Black Rock Sands, Porthmadog 20 km
Will consider Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Liverpool (91 miles, approx 2 hour drive) or Bris, Nearest railway: Blaenau Ffestiniog (via Llandudno Junction)
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, CD player, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Parking

The North Wales region

Snowdonia is a land that boasts a unique blend of natural beauty, history, culture and vibrancy. Blaenau Ffestiniog lies at the very heart of the Snowdonia National Park, welcoming you to explore the rugged mountains, picturesque valleys, tranquil lakes, forests, waterfalls and sandy beaches. Steeped in history, it is the magical setting for many of the Welsh Mabinogian tales so make sure you discover some of the romantic castles which are dotted along the coast and within the dramatic landscape. Far away enough to be "away from it all", good road and rail networks mean that connect Snowdonia is just a few hours drive from Liverpool and Birmingham airports.

Blaenau Ffestiniog

As the former 'slate capital of Wales' Blaenau Ffestiniog has a strange, compelling beauty. Screes of broken slate tumble down steep-sided mountains, mixing with Snowdonia's natural grandeur. Glimpse into Blaenau's unique history at the Llechwedd Slate Caverns, one of Wales's most successful tourist attractions. Make a day of it and travel here by the narrow-gauge Ffestiniog Railway from Porthmadog. Bring your bike/s – a new lakeside cycle trail along Tanygrisiau Lake and a specialist mountain biking downhill route at Llechwedd, opened in 2012. Recent town centre improvements have revitalised the shopping area and Britain's first pedal-powered velorail attraction, connecting Blaenau Ffestiniog with Trawsfynydd, opens soon. Nearby is the charming Italianate village of Portmeirion, famously the location for the cult TV series "The Prisoner". The steam Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway is the world's oldest independent railway company and runs a regular service from Easter to the end of October. Newly opened Antur Stiniog is a mountain bike centre with four trails and an uplift service. Other local activities include walking, climbing, cycling, caving, kayaking, fishing, golf and bird watching. Note: the weather can change quickly in the mountains so always be well-prepared when walking or climbing.

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Review 1-7 of 7

30 Dec 2013


"Me and Mum had a lovely lovely stay in your cottage"

We walked, we wandered, we had tea in town, we went to the slate cavern, we saw my cousin, we ate out, we sat in, we watched a movie, we watched the rugby players, we soaked in the Welsh-ness, we had sunshine and rain and all in all a very cosy and relaxing time.
No Snowdon but maybe we can come back and try that again another time.
Your hamper of goodies was a great treat although we barely made a dent in the pile of things to choose from. I think I ate the box of chocolates steadily over the weekend.
We've left our lovely comments in your visitors book for others to read.
Both of us have already talked about coming back again!
Thank you so very much.

10 Nov 2013


"Great stay will be back"

Lots of nice walks great trip to seaside to blow cobwebs away good pub in pengewern in llan ffestiniog for a drink and chilli. Very warm and welcoming - met all expectations - We'll be back!… More

26 Oct 2013


"Simply fantastic!"

My mother and I had a wonderful time staying here on our first visit to Gwynedd, especially as we were really lucky with the weather. Roxy the dog had a great time too! The cottage was exactly as spec… More

I am so glad you enjoyed your first visit to Gwynedd and thank you for taking the trouble to post a review on here. It was a pleasure to have you to stay and please do come back any time. A warm, Welsh welcome awaits you!

15 Aug 2013



could not fault this cottage, well maintained and cleaned, facilities are brilliant everything you could wish for all we needed to bring was our clothes and food although a hamper was waiting for us o… More

Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to send such a lovely review. You were perfect guests and I am delighted that you had a wonderful time. Please do come back soon!

29 Jul 2013



what a wonderful place so clean and homely the beds so comfortable spotlessly clean and a ideal base for so many beautiful sights. The welcome hamper was so generous and all the small touches made us feel so special highly recommended

I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves and thank you for your lovely comments. Please come back soon!

2 Jul 2013


"We didn't want for one thing, a home from home."

An excellent welcome with a warm homely comfortable feel, every thing that we needed and more was here, with a great equiped kitchen and including plently of books and toys for our children, a real home from home in a well positioned location with a stunning hill view.

Thank you for your lovely comments! I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves and please come back again soon.

1 Jul 2013


"Idyllic cottage nested in north Wales with easy access to many activities"

On arrival the welcome hamper was beautiful stocked with lots of helpful local products.

The cottage has been recently done out to a beautiful standard and made us feel really at home for a snowy birthday weekend.

The cottage is kitted out for couples and families alike and has everything you could need.

Would certainly recommend this cottage for anyone wanting a exceptional self catering cottage

Thank you so much, it was lovely to have you to stay and I hope you come back soon and see the place in the summer too!

Review 1-7 of 7

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