Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 18 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner
  • Private garden

A character cottage which offers clean and comfortable basic no frills accommodation at affordable prices. Located in the pretty village of Tanygrisiau in a terrace of 12 other properties in a quiet location overlooking local countryside scenery and river with a backdrop of craggy hills and the Moelwyn mountains. The cottages comprises of a good sized lounge with open fire, kitchen with dining area and downstairs bathroom with shower over the bath with 2 bedrooms upstairs, a double and a twin bedded room. Sleeps 4 (maximum). There is nothing at the rear of the cottage but it does benefit from an enclosed, gated front courtyard.

There is parking at the cottage in bays opposite but do watch out for the free range chickens which live 2 doors down and are often seen roaming free on the lane outside. One well behaved dog welcomed but please bring your own dog blanket and bed, and dogs are not permitted upstairs or on the furniture.

The cottage is strictly No Smoking.

The cottage has an open fire with a back boiler which runs the radiators and supplies domestic hot water. There is also an immersion heater for the hot water and electric plug in heaters for additional warmth. Electricity is charged at 20p per unit from meter readings and is on a trust basis (subject to change at anytime depending on suppliers price increases or decreases).

All linen and towels are included. Arrival is from 3pm on the day of arrival and guests are asked to depart by 10am on the last day.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Black Rock Sands, Morfa Bychan 18 km
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1.5 km
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Blaenau Ffestiniog 1.5 km
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 Log fire, DVD player
General TV, CD player, Satellite TV
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

About this location

The North Wales region

Nowhere else in Britain will you find such variety, in such a compact area, as you will in Snowdonia - or Eryri as it is known in Welsh. There are many places to visit, and things to do in Snowdonia, so come and enjoy what's on offer.


The cottage stands amongst some dramatic scenery and enjoys views of countryside & hillside encompassing the Manod mountains at the front with a craggy backdrop of the Moelwyn mountains which protect the village from much of the wind from northerly gales in the winter and give the village a pleasant southerly aspect with relatively mild weather considering how high it's located in Snowdonia. The cottage is situated in a terrace of about 12 cottages and is located in a quiet position away from the main road and passing traffic, there are parking bays opposite which are for the use of the terrace, so parking should not be a problem, but is on a first come, first served basis.

Situated in the village of Tanygrisiau, meaning 'Under the Steps', a close neighbour of the larger town, better known as Blaenau Ffestiniog. An ideal location for exploring the attractions Snowdonia offers.

The village has a local pub called The King's Head (locally known as the Tap) which is about a 20 minute walk away, and there is a local bus service which runs regularly into Blaenau Ffestiniog and can be picked up at the end of the terrace. There is also Tanygrisiau Lakeside Café a 2 minute walk away which offers a wide choice of snacks & meals during the day and a Greek Tavern by night (please check opening times to avoid disappointment as they do not open every night), they also offer a good breakfast menu which will set you up for the day.

The Moelwyns protect the village from much of the wind from northerly gales in the winter and give the village a pleasant southerly aspect with relatively mild weather considering its location high in Snowdon. The village stands amongst some dramatic scenery; a good base for a quiet relaxing break, whilst being centrally located for excursions further afield, such as the World Famous Ffestiniog narrow gauge steam railway, Llechwedd slate caverns, many CADW heritage sites, such as Harlech Castle, and the Italianate village of Portmeirion is only a short drive away.

The renowned Grapes Inn, a 17th Century Coaching Inn & Restaurant is only 2 miles away. The town of Blaenau Ffestiniog offers a range of public houses, eating establishments, gift shops, chemist and Leisure Centre.

A short drive away is Coed y Brenin, one of the best mountain bike centres in Britain. Bikes are available for hire and the visitor Ffestiniog holiday cottagescentre offers a good selection of snacks. There is also the world class downhill biking centre above Blaenau Ffestiniog and around Tanygrisiau along with a network of other biking routes to suit all tastes.