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Bwthyn Bach

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Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
Grade 3 Star rating
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Sleeps4
Bedrooms2
Bathrooms1
Pets 1

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Description

Fantastic hill walking and mountain biking from the very doorstep and a perfect location for exploring the whole of Snowdonia.

An ideal base for sports enthusiasts, fantastic walks on the doorstep and within easy driving distance of many attractions, this delightful Welsh quarryman’s cottage with its dramatic mountain backdrop, is located in the quiet hamlet of Rhiwbryfdir on the fringe of the unique, historical slate town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, in the very heart of the Snowdonia National Park, and dates back to around 1840. A perfect base for families, couples or friends looking for either an active sport or sightseeing holiday, to a relaxing break, Bwythn Bach offers spacious, light, ground floor living accommodation with a fantastic original slate lined inglenook fireplace and two cosy bedrooms on the first floor. Surrounded by heritage, guests can look out across the garden to the nearby historic zig-zag path from the kitchen, and also view the mountain that is home to the downhill bike trails and the top zip wires at the summit from upstairs.

The cottage is within walking distance to the town centre and the terminus for the Ffestiniog Steam Railway and the beautiful Conwy Valley Railway Line to Betws-y-Coed and Llandudno. In addition, it is a 5-minute walk to the famous Llechwedd Slate Caverns complex, which comprises of the Victorian underground tours, the Antur Stiniog Mountain Bike Centre, Zip World (the largest zip zone in the world!), Bounce Below and World Below (the world’s largest zip line course, set in a vast series of historic mine chambers and tunnels!) - a truly magnificent subterranean experience! It is also in close proximity to Mount Snowdon, Betws-y-Coed, Portmeirion and Dolwyddelan Castle. The cottage benefits from an original slate outhouse, renovated into a fully kitted drying/boot room with tumble dryer, drying racks, hooks/rails for equipment, as well as bike storage. There is also a separate traditional ’Ty Bach’ - outside toilet. It also boasts a lovely, fully enclosed slated garden, with flower beds and a secluded seated area where after a day’s activities, you can unwind and enjoy the mountain views, spot the ravens soaring overhead, and if you are lucky enough, a chough, and listen out for the ’toot’ of the Ffestiniog Railway resounding across the town. A perfect holiday base for walkers and climbers as numerous footpaths lead directly from the cottage, for all abilities. This includes exploring the town with its unique culture, leading high into the surrounding Moelwyn Mountains to many lakes, waterfalls, wild moorland and abandoned slate mining communities, all waiting to be discovered. You can also explore the Crimea Pass area. The cottage is an ideal base for dog owners as a track leads directly from the rear of the cottage to the open mountainside and small river, perfect for those early morning and late evening ’5-minute dog walks’! For outdoor enthusiasts looking for a bit extra - caving, white water rafting, canoeing, rock climbing, horse riding, bird watching, fishing and even train spotting are available. The Tanygrisiau Slabs are 5 minutes down the road and the National White Water Rafting Centre is a 40-minute drive away towards Bala. It is within easy driving distance to Porthmadog, the west Wales coastline with its sandy beaches, including Harlech, the Llyn Peninsula and a high concentration of historic castles throughout North West Wales and many Heritage steam railway lines. Whether it’s walking, climbing or biking in the mountains, exploring the Snowdonia villages, riding the railways, relaxing on the beach, or admiring the abundance of flora and fauna, this cosy holiday cottage offers an ideal base for discovering the rugged natural beauty of the Snowdonia National Park. It will leave many good memories. Shop and restaurant ½ mile, pub ¼ mile.

Ground Floor:

Living/dining room: With 32" Smart Freeview TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs, and beams.

Kitchen: With gas cooker, microwave and washing machine.

Wet room: With shower and heated towel rail (no toilet).

First Floor:

Bedroom 1: With double bed.

Bedroom 2: With twin beds.

Separate toilet.

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair. Outhouse with tumble dryer and toilet. Large enclosed slated garden with sitting-out area. Private parking for 1 car. Bike store. No smoking.

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Features

  • Bike StoreBike Store
  • Enclosed Garden / PatioEnclosed Garden / Patio
  • Garden / PatioGarden / Patio
  • HighchairHighchair
  • Pub within 1 milePub within 1 mile
  • Free PetsFree Pets
  • Christmas Themed CottageChristmas Themed Cottage
  • WifiWifi
  • Cot AvailableCot Available
  • Washing MachineWashing Machine
  • Fishing NearbyFishing Nearby
  • Walk-in Shower/BathWalk-in Shower/Bath
  • Car Parking - On SiteCar Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    20/12/2016
    Confirmed guest, 16/12/2016
    Amazing holiday location warm welcome and departure by Joanne the owner,


  • 10

    11/11/2016
    Confirmed guest, 30/10/2016
    Was perfect for our needs


  • 9

    05/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 30/09/2016
    lovely cottage , great area to stay in lots to see & do almost from the doorstep , will return again .


  • 8

    19/09/2016
    Confirmed guest, 26/08/2016
    We had booked this cottage as we were doing the Zip World experience, unfortunately we had booked ZipWorld at Bethesda which was approx 50 mins away. We had rain 4 days out of 6! This area is very weather dependant, when the sunshines you can easily see why it's called "Gods Country". When it is bleak and rainy it is very miserable. One day we spent in the cottage playing board games! The cottage is situated a short walk out of town of Blaneau ffestinog, beneath a slate quarry hill. The ffestinog railway line runs behind the cottage, which lovely to see.


  • 10

    29/07/2016
    Confirmed guest, 15/07/2016
    An excellent holiday cottage in a lovely area. The cottage is exceptionally well equipped and spotlessly clean. Given the age of the property the stairs are very steep so we were pleased that we had had taken a travel stairgate to keep the children safe. We will definitely be returning.


  • 10

    14/10/2016
    Confirmed guest, 26/06/2016
    Lovely cottage in an ideal location. Clean throughout, easy to find and parking by the garden. Tea and biscuits upon arrival which was needed after a long journey. The owner is lovely and gave us plenty of directions and where everything was kept. Ideally located for zip world in which we did participate. My two boys enjoyed themselves as well. Beautiful scenery with lovely walks. Will love to stay at the cottage again, and the next time we are up that way we know where we would like to stay. Very recommended cottage to stay. Thankyou


  • 10

    23/05/2016
    Confirmed guest, 20/05/2016
    We were met by the owner Joanna, very friendly and there was plenty of information of all kinds in the cottage. The Welsh Cakes and milk and biscuits were much appreciated! There is so much to see and do in the area that we will have to return another time!


  • 10

    27/02/2016
    Confirmed guest, 26/02/2016
    The cottage is clean, well maintained and the owner has taken a great deal trouble to provide information about walks and activities to help make the most of a visit. There are good walks right from the doorstep and the best Snowdonia has to offer within 45 minutes drive or so.


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