Crud yr Awel
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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4
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 cot, high chair and stairgate. Please note: there are 2 steps up to the front door, and 2 more down into the double bedroom: the stairs are narrow and steep. Care must be taken! Also, the garden is steeply terraced at the back so please take great care and hold on to the hand rail.
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 4, 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||Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner, 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 4, Lounge seats for 4|
|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.
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4 Jan 2015
"great break in a fab cottage"
Delightful cottage. Hats off to the owner who has put much time and effort into creating such a snug and pleasant holiday home. The fact that she was also very helpful and accommodating only added to… More
3 Jan 2015
"Cosy & Comfortable cottage"
Excellent cottage with all you need for a comfortable break in a good location. Clean and well presented with a nice touch via a hamper of provisions.… More
25 Sep 2014
We booked this cottage a while ago, not knowing what to expect. The owner kept in touch with us giving useful information before our visit. On arrival we were thrilled, the cottage was beautiful, so well equipped, very clean, and the owner had left us a hamper as a welcome gift! We could not have asked for more, the price we paid for the week was extremely reasonable, and we cannot recommend enough that others consider renting this property. We will certainly holiday with this owner again.
I'm SO glad you enjoyed yourselves and that the cottage exceeded your expectations! Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. Please do come back again soon, a warm Welsh welcome awaits you (we call it Cwtch in Welsh x).
18 Aug 2014
"Excellently equipped cottage, ideal location."
Took the family (2kids&2dogs) away, after staying in a cottage in Wales last year, we wanted to return and explore further. The cottage has truly everything you could possibly need for a lovely comfor… More
Thank you very much for writing such a lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed yourselves and made the most of all the wonderful activities in the area. It is a great place for families with dogs, Cricceith has a great dog-walking beach too. I'm really thrilled you liked the cottage, I've tried to make it as homely and comfortable as I can, the kind of place I'd like to stay in myself. The valance you mentioned has been removed - there wasn't really any need for it - so no more risk of dog hairs! I'd love to welcome you all back another time.
17 Aug 2014
stayed here for 1 week and couldnt fault the cottage.Very clean and cosy and the welcome hamper was a delight.Lots of books,dvds and games to keep you entertained.well worth the money..… More
I'm so glad you had a good time and that you liked the cottage! Please do come back any time.
6 Jul 2014
"Delightful cottage in the heart of Snowdonia."
Cosy, comfortable, clean - everything you could want and more from a holiday home. Great location for exploring all areas of Snowdonia and beyond. The service we received was excellent, prior to, duri… More
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to write such a lovely review, it was a pleasure to have you to stay and you would be welcome back any time!
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
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!
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