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Cosy cottage in the heart of Snowdonia – Home 5283308 Cottage

  • 3 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Cosy cottage in the heart of Snowdonia – Home 5283308

  • Cottage
  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 3 nights min stay

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Cottage / 3 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 27 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

A traditional stone terraced cottage on the outskirts of Blaenau Ffestiniog, 2 Bodafon occupies a peaceful, elevated position in the heart of Snowdonia with stunning views of the Moelwyn mountains. This is is a real home away from home, with high quality furnishings and a gorgeous inglenook fireplace with a gas-fired, woodburner-type stove. The cottage is well-equipped with your every comfort in mind, including free wifi, freesat TV, DVD player and a wide selection of DVDs. The courtyard garden has patio furniture and umbrella. Free roadside parking is available immediately outside/adjacent to the cottage. Comfortably sleeps 6 in three bedrooms (double, twin and single with pop-up trundle which can be pushed together with the single to make a double). Ideally located for exploring Mount Snowdon, Portmeirion, hill walks, sandy beaches and ancient castles; whilst on the doorstep is the steam railway, mountain bike trails, Zip World and Bounce Below. Available to rent for week/s, weekends

A traditional stone terraced cottage on the outskirts of Blaenau Ffestiniog, 2 Bodafon occupies a peaceful, elevated position in the heart of Snowdonia with stunning views of the Moelwyn mountains. This is is a real home away from home, with high quality furnishings and a gorgeous inglenook fireplace with a gas-fired, woodburner-type stove. The cottage is well-equipped with your every comfort in mind, including free wifi, freesat TV, DVD player and a wide selection of DVDs. The courtyard garden has patio furniture and umbrella. Free roadside parking is available immediately outside/adjacent to the cottage. Comfortably sleeps 6 in three bedrooms (double, twin and single with pop-up trundle which can be pushed together with the single to make a double). Ideally located for exploring Mount Snowdon, Portmeirion, hill walks, sandy beaches and ancient castles; whilst on the doorstep is the steam railway, mountain bike trails, Zip World and Bounce Below. Available to rent for week/s, weekends and mid-week breaks.

Location description from owner

The North Wales region

In the centre of Snowdonia, Blaenau Ffestiniog is known as the heart of the national park, from the rugged mountains the Vale leads on to spectacular sandy beaches.

Blaenau Ffestiniog has, for as long as anyone can remembe,r been known as "the town that roofed the world". Slate was how Blaenau made its name, and the town is immensely proud of its industrial heritage. From a cluster of farms, a bustling town grew, and a number of quarries were opened; one of them, Llechwedd, is one of Wales' top visitor attractions, where you can visit to experience life as a Victorian miner, you may also travel like the Victorians on the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway to Porthmadog. The area boasts a range of attractions for everyone.

In addition, Blaenau Ffestiniog is carving a name for itself as one of Britain's premier outdoor centres, boasting a range of activities from walking, mountain biking, fishing, kayaking to climbing; not forgetting Zipworld and Bounce Below, all of this with a rich blend of history and culture encompassing all the uniqueness that Blaenau Ffestiniog has to offer.

Blaenau Ffestiniog

Blaenau Ffestiniog is located in the middle of Snowdonia, ideally located for exploring the magnificent local mountains, lakes, forests, beaches, castles and steam railways. The cottage has recently been renovated to a high specification, with full gas central heating and a gas-fired wood burner-style stove in the living room and unlimited hot water. It is furnished in a country-style with slate/tiled/wooden floors, some antiques and original artworks.

The Ffestiniog steam railway was built to transport the slate to the harbour at Porthmadog. The trains of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways still run between Caernarfon and Porthmadog (including Blaenau Ffestiniog) and you often hear the cheery “toot” of an engine's whistle as the train passes by. In the town there is still much evidence of the old slate industry, sometimes described as "post-industrial romantic". Step a few yards outside the town and you are standing in the Moelwyn mountains...

Walking: there are quite a few nice walks from the door, without driving anywhere, although if you want to do Snowdon then you'll need to drive the first bit. If you need outdoor kit, try the Antur Stiniog shop at the bottom of the road, or there are a couple of outdoor shops at Betws y Coed (turn right out of cottage, A470 through Dolwyddelan) 11 miles away.

Steam trains: Ivor the Engine was created right here in Blaenau Ffestiniog. The steam trains of the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highlands Railways still run (Caernarfon – Porthmadog, including Blaenau Ffestiniog) can be heard cheekily blowing their little whistles without a care in the world. There is a leaflet in the cottage, but to be sure of what's running you'd probably need to pop down to the station (turn left out of cottage, walk into town and the station is on the right, just before Ty Gorsaf (Station House, until recently called the Queen's Hotel).

Other sights: Portmeirion (about 9 miles) is a magical place. As well as the Italianate village (location for the 1960s cult series “The Prisoner”) there are lovely woodland walks on the headland overlooking the estuary and the sea. If the tide is out you can walk on the beach/estuary, but take care not to get stuck in the mud!

See also: castles at Dolwyddelan, Harlech, Caernarfon, Criccieth etc (leaflets and map in the cottage). Do check for opening times and last visitor entry times, as it is easy to get caught out.

Wide sandy beaches to swim/walk are at Porthmadog (Black Rock Sands) and Harlech, plus the estuary at Portmeirion.

Just a stone's throw up the road from the cottage (turn right on the main road) are the famous Llechwedd slate “caverns” (=mines). Perfect for a rainy day! Just opened at Llechwedd are Zip World and Bounce Below - brilliant fun!

Have a look at the leaflets in the cottage to find out about the wide range of activities in the area.

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • Cot available
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • 1 Double Bed, 4 Single Beds, 1 Cot available
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • CD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Getting around

In addition to the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway, the Blaenau Ffestiniog railway station has standard rail links to Llandudno Junction for direct trains to Cardiff, Chester, London and Manchester. Local buses run to Porthmadog (via Minfordd for Portmeirion) and Dolgellau. There are two local taxi firms, whose contact details are in the information folder in the cottage.

Interaction with guest

The keys are kept in a key safe by the front door and you will be sent to code 48 hours before your stay. The owner lives locally, but sometimes works away during the week. However there is a local housekeeping and maintenance team who are always available if there are any problems. Contact details for the owner and for emergencies are in the information folder in the cottage. Also, brochures and leaflets about the huge range of local attractions and activities are in the cottage.

Policies

Check in time:16:00, Check out time:10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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About the owner

Maryann G.
Average reply time:
40 minutes
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated::
15 Apr 2017
Years listed:
4
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 28 Nov 2014. Located in Snowdonia National Park, it has 38 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £510 to £870.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 15 Apr 2017.

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“Wonderfull”

Reviewed 3 Mar 2017

Perfect place for a relaxing time . Owners thought of everything . Lovely welcome hamper . Lots of info about things to do locally . Will not be the only time we visit . Thank you .

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review and we are so glad you enjoyed yourselves. We look forward to welcoming you back soon.

“Cosy cottage”

Reviewed 9 Nov 2016

The house was mouldy and damp and the parking was always an issue and neighbours told me it always rains there and the 2 wks i was there it did just that. apart from that the gift basket was a lovely surprise.

Owner's reply: We are so sorry that you did not enjoy your holiday and we wish that you had alerted us to any problems at the cottage during your stay, so we could have resolved them for you at the time. As can be seen from all the other lovely reviews we get, we have gone to a lot of trouble to ensure our guests are comfortable and well provided for and we are proud of our consistent 5* reviews. However, the weather is outside our control, unfortunately.

“Great Cottage”

Reviewed 20 Jul 2016

We loved the location, the cottage, the kind welcome, the accessories for the kids and great hamper. Brilliant place

Owner's reply: Thank you for your lovely review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and we would love to welcome you back any time.

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