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Cottage | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 10

Key Info
  • Nearest beach 15 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

This large accommodation is located on a beautiful, private estate near the head of the picturesque Vale of Ffestiniog in North Wales. Clochdy is part of a magnificent 200 year old Manor House that was originally built for the owner of a local slate mine.

Located at the far end of the building it enjoys access to all the grounds and offers spectacular views of the garden and the Moelwyn mountain range on the horizon. Its tranquil setting is also completely central to northern and southern Snowdonia and the wide range of local activities and attractions will keep everyone entertained.

Ground Floor

The spacious lounge includes many original features along with 3 large, leather settees and 1 armchair. Flat screen TV with freeview and DVD player, coffee table, nest of tables and stone fireplace incorporating a coal-effect gas fire. Large window overlooking the attractive rear garden and a part glazed door leading to the garden.

Dining room with dining table and chairs for 10-people and a coal-effect gas stove within the original inglenook stone fireplace. Delightful views over the lake towards the surrounding Snowdonia hills and mountains.

The 'L' shaped kitchen includes a Range gas cooker, 2 fridges and 1 freezer, dishwasher, microwave and spacious work surfaces. A second, part glazed outer rear door leads out on to an attractive terrace set within the rear garden area.

Wet room with shower, wash hand basin and WC.

Spacious entrance hall with plenty of storage space for shoes/boots, coats etc

Upstairs - First Floor

Large master bedroom with ensuite shower room and views of the rear garden. Super king size bed (can be arranged as 2 standard size single beds on request). Traditional style fireplace feature, dressing table and chairs, towel rail, bedside cabinets and wardrobe. En-suite includes a shower, wash hand basin and WC.

Double bedroom with a traditional style slate fireplace surround and wonderful views over the lake and towards the Moelwyn mountain range. Furnished with a chest of drawers, wardrobe and bedside cabinets.

Kingsize bedroom (can be arranged as 2 small (2'6” wide) single beds) with another traditional style fireplace, dressing table, wardrobe and bedside cabinets.

Bathroom includes a bath with shower above, fitted vanity unit and WC.

Second Floor

Large room with 4 x standard size single beds, wardrobe, 2 chest of drawers, bedside cabinets and double glazed roof light.


Tranquil, peaceful and private, the 9 acres of grounds consist of extensive lawns, a beautiful lake, woodland and a 3 acre river valley which forms part of a conservation area. There are also tables and chairs directly outside your cottage to enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Additional Information

Clochdy is one of two holiday cottages that are part of this magnificent building. If booked together these two cottages can accommodate up to 15 guests. There is also enough space in the dining room for a second table and extra chairs if the whole group wanted to dine together.

Bed linen, hand and bath towels and hairdryer provided

Heating and electricity included

Travel cot and high chair provided on request

Free Wi-Fi internet access

Up to 3 pets welcome for a small additional fee of £15

Separate utility room with washing machine and 2 tumble dryers (shared with the other holiday cottage on site)

Private car park near house

Size Sleeps up to 10, 4 bedrooms
Nearest beach Black Rock, Morfa Bychan 15 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Blaenau Ffestiniog 3.5 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility
Notes Pets welcome, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms, 1 En suites and 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (4), Double beds (3), Cots (1), Dining seats for 10, Lounge seats for 10
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, Shared garden
Access Parking

The North Wales region

This large self catering cottage enjoys a truly idyllic setting. Set within 9 acres of stunning grounds on a private estate near the head of the Vale of Ffestiniog it enjoys some of the most beautiful scenery in Snowdonia. This includes the Moelwyn mountain range – perfect for hill and Nordic walking.

Less than a mile away (5 minute walk) is the small village of Llan Ffestiniog with a general store, post office and a good restaurant / bar. Other recommended restaurants in the area include The Oakley Arms in Maentwrog (2 miles), Castell Deudraeth in Portmeirion (5 miles), Moorings Bistro in Borth y Gest and Maes y Neuadd near Harlech (both 10 miles).

The Ffestiniog area is historically well known for its slate mining heritage and visitors can travel underground on a tramway into the slate mines at Llechwedd Slate Caverns, just 3.5 miles from your cottage. You can also descend nearly 500 feet underground on Europe's steepest mining cable railway. Blaenau Ffestiniog (2.5 miles) also has a railway station which runs to Porthmadog and connects with the Welsh Highland Railway which stretches all the way to Caernarfon.

Another major attraction in the Vale of Ffestiniog is Antur Stiniog Mountain Biking Centre. Indeed, if you're a keen mountain biker there is no better location because the cottage is also located between two other world renowned mountain biking centres, at Coed y Brenin and Gwydyr Forest. Also nearby is the famous Italianesque village of Portmeirion (8.5 miles) built by Clough Williams-Ellis which became famous in the 1960´s for hosting the Prisoner TV series.

The long, sandy beaches of Black Rock, Morfa Bychan and Harlech are just 10 and 13 miles away whilst the lovely harbour town of Porthmadog (10.5 miles) has plenty of interesting shops, cafes, a supermarket and quad biking. Visit the castles at Harlech and Cricieth or for something totally different, try out some rock climbing at Tremadog, llama trekking at Morfa Bychan or Tree Top Adventure at Betws-y-Coed.

Blaenau Ffestiniog


Any mountain in the Moelwyn range around your cottage. Can be viewed from the property.

Your cottage is also equidistant between two of Snowdonia's most popular mountains: Snowdon to the north (the highest mountain in Wales) and Cader Idris to the south. Both 25 miles.


Antur Stiniog Mountain Biking Centre with competition and leisure routes along with workshops. 3 miles.

Coed y Brenin Mountain Biking Centre. 11 miles

Gwydyr Forest Park Mountain Biking. 12 miles.


Cambrian Angling Association: 7 lakes in the area. Varies from 200 yards away up to 3 miles.


9-hole course Llan Ffestiniog. 1 mile.

Links course at Porthmadog. 10 miles.

International links course at St. David's Golf Club, Harlech. 13 miles.


Black Rock, Morfa Bychan - 2 mile long sandy beach, 2 miles from Porthmadog. 10 miles

Harlech Beach - 4 mile stretch of golden sand. 13 miles


Black Rock Beach, Porthmadog. 10 miles

National White Water Centre, Bala. 14 miles

Bala Adventure and Water Sports: Rafting, Sailing, Kayaking. 18 miles

Horse Riding

Gwydyr Riding & Trekking Centre, Penmachno. 13 miles.

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11 Aug 2014


"Breathtaking views"

This is a lovely, spacious property with stunning views plus resident bunnies at the end of the garden. Only 4 of us stayed after a last minute change of plan so we had plenty of room but it would com… More

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Calendar last updated:07 Sep 2014

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