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Quarryman's Cottage

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 12 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed

Llan Ffestiniog sits within the Moelwyn mountain range, close to award winning beaches which makes the cottage a fantastic base for those wishing to explore the natural beauty of this unspoilt region of Wales. Both the habour town of Porthmadog and historic Harlech, with its castle and beautiful beach are within 20 mins drive. The village shop, post office and pub are all within 10 mins walk. The cottage has a small porch leading to the lounge with kitchenette and breakfast bar. The stairs lead off to the landing which overlooks the south facing small terrace. Doors lead off to the bedrooms (one double, one with bunks) and large shower room.

The cottage is heated by a modern log burning fire which takes pride of place in the original 200 year old inglenoock fireplace which keeps the cottage cosy and warm throughout even the coldest winter months. There are additional electric convector heaters in each room if needed. The cottage is strictly no smoking/no pets.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Borth-y-Gest 12 km
Will consider Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car advised
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Single beds (2), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Balcony or terrace
Access Parking
Further details indoors

The cottage has a small porch leading to the lounge with kitchenette which has a four ring electric hob, free standing small oven and grill, microwave, toaster, kettle and fridge/freezer. There is a good range of utensils, pots/pans and matching white crockery. There is a built in breakfast bar with four tall stools. The living accommodation has a modern flat screen TV, DVD player and a small selection of DVDs.There is also a selection of board games, maps and guides to the area. The stairs lead off to the landing which overlooks the south facing small terrace. Doors lead off to the bedrooms (one double, one with bunks) and large shower room. The double bedroom contains a tall cupboard, the second bedroom has children's bunks and a set of drawers. Both bedrooms overlook stunning mountain scenery. The spacious 'power' shower room retains the original oak floor, overhead perlin and exposed stonework to one wall. There is a white low flush WC, matching large washbasin and tiled shower area*. The cottage is fully carpeted.

* taller guests may experience height restrictions due to the oak perlin

Further details outdoors

To the front of the cottage there is a rustic bench overlooking mountains which makes it a perfect spot to finish the day with a glass of wine. There are several public footpaths immediately accessible from the cottage. The rear terrace contains a high bank therefore young children will need to be monitored.

Further details

Sorry, pets not accepted.

The cottage is strictly no smoking.

The North Wales region

Snowdonia's National Park is an area of outstanding natural beauty with breathtaking mountainous scenery and stunning golden sandy beaches. The award winning Harlech beach, with its stretch of long, golden sands is a natural lure for many guests, as is the medieval castle and antiques shops. Borth-y-Guest and Criccieth are delightful coastal village which retain much charm from yesteryear. Birdwatching and mountain biking are popular pursuits in the area – many guests explore the woodlands of Coed-y-Brenin with it’s mountain bike tracks and bird watching hideouts. Betws-y-Coed, with it’s famous raging Swallow Falls is well worth a visit.

Beddgelert is a popular spot for those wishing to amble by the river, not forgetting the Welsh cream teas which are on offer from tea shops in the village. There are many paths which lead up Snowdon - the path from Beddgelert (Watkins path) is particularly popular. Mountain bikes can be hired from

Llan Ffestiniog

Due to its perfect location, the cottage is ideally suited for exploring the rugged terrain of this unspoilt part of Wales. Surrounding the cottage are public footpaths with running streams which criss cross fields leading to mountains beyond. The village itself is a few minutes walk: handy for emergency provisions or a relaxing evening drink and meal. The famous Ffestiniog railway starts from Blaenau Ffestiniog 3 miles away. This is ‘must do’ activity as the historical engine winds its way through breathtaking scenery until it reaches journey’s end in Portmadog 9 miles away.

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9 Sep 2014


"Very small, but a good base for the whole area"

I must admit to having mixed feelings about this property. The photos provided here are perhaps a little flattering, and certianly a little out of date.On the plus side, the owner is very helpful, th… More

Thank you for your very detailed review which highlights many charms of our 200 year old cottage. I'm glad you enjoyed your holiday. Yes, there is no internet. This is deliberate as many guests tell us they prefer to 'switch off' whilst on holiday. However, there is a fantastic 4G network reception, if needed. Many guests prefer to eat out whilst on holiday but we usually make meals using the 4 ringed hob, microwave and small oven. I wonder how many clothes you took for an outdoor holiday which could not be stored in the bedroom drawers? Did you make use of the porch for hanging coats, boots etc? Water pressure in remote parts of the country varies during peak times which is why there is a power shower. As you point out, there is plenty of hot water which can be controlled using the timer.
I'm glad you'd recommend us to 'outdoorsy' people. By this I assume you mean guests who enjoy unspoilt, remote areas of outstanding natural beauty, who recognise good value for money self-catering accommodation. At least you now realise that being a quarryman wouldn't have suited!
Best wishes

7 Sep 2014


"We loved it."

I was really worried about spending a summer holiday in North Wales, we normally camp, this cottage was perfect, really great value and cosy and warm, it had everything e needed, the beds were comfortable, it is so peaceful.. The cottage is small, our kids are 9 and 12 and it was just right. We spent days on the beach, in the mountains, walking the coastal path, we found beautiful waterfalls to walk to locally. We also visited Bounce Below which is 10 minutes away and completely brilliant. We would use the cottage again and recommend it to friends.

Thanks for your review. We are so pleased you had a good time and the cottage suited your family's needs. I'm really glad you made good use of the log burner and you found the beds comfy. Best wishes.

27 Aug 2014


"Lovely Cosy Cottage!"

We stayed here with our children age 10 and 13. The Cottage is very well stocked with all you would require to self cater a family of 4. The wonderful wood burner was a treat too. Llan Ffestiniog is… More

Thank for your review. I'm glad your family had a good time and you found the cottage well stocked for self catering. Best wishes, Ian.

8 Jul 2014



We have never wrote a review before but after 4 amazing days staying at the cottage we feel we just had to let people know what a wonderful place to stay. Great location fantastic views.… More

Thank yoiu for taking the time to review - especially as you have not used trip advisor before! We are so pleased everything met your needs. Best wishes

30 Jan 2014


"Charming, cosy cottage"

Myself and my Son in law booked a 4 night stay at the cottage whilst working locally. The cottage has two bedrooms, one with a double bed and the other has bunkbeds, both were comfortable. The kitchen… More

Thank you for reviewing our cottage. We are pleased everything met your needs.
Best wishes

29 Aug 2013


"Nice and cosy."

I really enjoyed my stay at the cottage. Good access to places of interest. There are quite nice walks in the area.Cottage hosted all required amenities.Cottage most suited for families with small chi… More

Thank you for reviewing our cottage. We are pleased you had a good time and you enjoyed exploring the area.

Best wishes

29 Aug 2013


"Fab cottage, great views over Snowdonia, highly recommended"

We had a great week. The cottage overlooks some fantastic views, was clean, well equipped and we highly recommend this cottage. We have stayed in Snowdonia on many occasions and this has to be one of the best weeks that we have has as yet and totally assessable for all of the local attractions and amenities.

4 Jun 2013


"Fantastic traditional cottage with beautiful views."

I stayed with my 3 children aged 9,6 & 4. The cottage is very compact but had everything we needed for a weeks' holiday. I wasn't planning on doing a lot of complicated cooking on holiday so the little oven was fine, all the utensils I needed where there. The whole house was spotlessly clean.

There was heaps of information on things to do, a TV & DVD and a cd/ radio to keep us amused along with a selection of games.

We all had a fantastic time and we were all sad to leave.

Thanks for your review, Alison. We are so pleased you had a good time and the cottage met your expectations. Thank you, too for leaving it so clean and tidy on exit. We'd love you to return one day. Best wishes. Ian

18 Jun 2012


"A quaint little cottage with spectacular views!"

A small rustic little cottage with breathtaking views just over the road of the hills. Not really ideal for preparing an evening meal if you are a family of four because of the small oven. The cottage was clean and tidy and had plenty of information available. We would definately book again but would love to see a proper sized oven, that, we feel, was the only downfall.

Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Yes, the views are amazing from the front of the cottage which overlook mountains. We would be delighted if you returned. Best wishes, Ian

1 May 2012


"Great Cottage, cosy and well equipped, good location for exploring the area"

We enjoyed our family stay at the cottage very much.

All rooms are well set up and we had enough space comfortably for 2 children, 7 & 11 respectively.

The log burner helps creates a warm environment for family evenings in.

The location enabled us to easily reach the coast and Snowdonia as well as the local attractions including the Slate Mine.

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