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Bodorwel - Ffestiniog Railway

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 8 reviews

Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Bodorwel Cottage is located in upper Penrhyndeudraeth, it dates from the early 1800's. Formally associated with a local forge, it now provides a comfortable base for exploring Snowdonia and north Wales.

Bodorwel's key attraction is it's location beside and under the Festiniog Railway. The railway literally runs along the garden wall, words and pictures do not do the experience of a steam train going by justice!

We offer weekly rover tickets for the Ffestiniog Railway, Adult £21, child £10.50. Rover tickets also give 20% discount on the Welsh Highland Railway.

The mature garden has seating for 4 guests, ideal for al fresco meal.

Bodorwel is available for weekly lets, 1500hrs Friday to 1000hrs the following Friday.

Bodorwel offers two double rooms, both with a good view, and a travel cot. Heating is via night storage heaters and a wood burning stove in the lounge. Electricity and wood (Oct-May) are provided. The lounge seats 5, it includes a TV/DVD player and ipod charging hifi. The kitchen-diner has all that you might require for 5 people.

Bedding is provided but you will need to bring towels.

Penrhyndeudreath High St (5 min walk) has a Spar, 2 pubs, chip shop, chinese takeaway, indian restaurant/takeaway, butcher, deli, newsagent, electrical and hardware shops. The Festiniog Railway's Penrhyn Station is just 100 meters away, half a mile away is the Cambrian Coast mainline to Pwllheli and Shrewsbury and beyond.

Portmeirion village is only a 5 minute drive away. Made famous by the cult 60's TV programme 'The Prisioner', you can walk around the village and the extensive grounds.

A 5 minute drive away is the historic harbour town of Porthmadog. It has all the facilities of a large town but the feel of a smaller one. The location of the terminus of both the Festiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, Porthmadog can also be the starting point for several locals walks; the cob and harbour; Moel y Gest; Borth y Gest and Criccieth.

Snowdonia is a great place to spend time walking and sightseeing. The villages of Beddgelert, Betws y Coed and Llanberis are all nestled in the mountains. Borth y Gest, Black Rock Sands and Criccieth beaches are a short drive.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach 1
Will consider House swap, Long term lets (over 1 month)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 500 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Manchester 160 km, Nearest railway: Penrhyndeudraeth, Arriva Cambrian Coast Line 500 m
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 TV, CD player
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Shower rooms
Furniture Double beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 5, Lounge seats for 5
Other Linen provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden
Access Parking

The Gwynedd region

Snowdonia in north Wales is 823 square miles (2,130 km2) in area. Covering snow capped mountains, historic harbours, pretty villages and some amazing beaches it has something for everyone.


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3 Nov 2014


"Cosy, welcoming cottage with a garden in the railway!"

Bodorwel was well described and very welcoming with friendly guidance for getting the best out of the accommodation, including wood for the burner on the winter evenings. The Ffestiniog Railway on the… More

16 Aug 2014


"Home from home, with an amazing view"

Peaceful, wonderful cottage with everything you could possibly need.... Even tea towels and a flask!! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and it was the perfect base for exploring the surrounding area. We … More

11 Aug 2014


"Very nice cottage and great location"

Really enjoyed our stay. The cottage itself is fresh, clean, tidy and very pleasant looking. Kitchen is well equipped. The beds and bedding are of good quality. The views from all windows are spectacu… More

11 Aug 2014


"Beautiful Cottage, Fantastic Location, Excellent Holiday Enjoyed by All!"

The cottage was very well presented, had very good facilities and was always comfortable to go back to after a day out adventuring in the local area. For the train buffs of the family it was perfect w… More

3 Aug 2014



We stayed at Bodorwel for a week with my husband and 12 yr old son both like steam trains! The cottage is quaint and feels like home from home, the owners David and Natasha gave good information befor… More

1 Oct 2013


"A jewel on the side of a hill with a railway at the end of the garden."

A fabulous cottage right next to the ffestiniog railway. And only 150 yards from Penrhyn station. One of the nice things is it has two double bedrooms ideal for two couples. A working stove with some … More

29 Sep 2013



meet at the train station with a nice warm welcome driven through the village with all amenities got to the cottage which I was met by a stunning view inside the cottage is just home from home stunni… More

15 Aug 2013


"A fantastic cottage in an amazing location, we just loved it."

It was the attention to detail that really made this cottage outstanding!The location was easy to find with the helpful directions and map posted out to us on booking. We arrived to find tea, coffee, … More

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Calendar last updated:10 Dec 2014

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