Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 6
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)|
|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|
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.
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.