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Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
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Admire stunning scenery on the Ffestiniog Railway and visit the slate caverns whilst staying at this character cottage.

Less than a ten minute walk from Zip World, Bounce Below, The Llechwedd Slate Caverns and the FFestiniog Railway, but located in the quiet area of Rhiwbryfdir, lies this historic, semi-detached holiday property that dates back to at least 1834. With its originality and unusualness, it plays an important part in the heritage of Blaenau FFestiniog. This quirky cottage is retains a lot of its original features, including low doorways and sloping ceilings and makes a great family base for short breaks exploring the local area and the added extra of mountain walks from the doorstep. Just up the road are the Llechwedd Slate Caverns, home to the longest zipwire course in the world, the Stiniog Downhill Mountain Bike Trail and Bounce Below, where you can jump on trampoline nets underground. Zip World Caverns, the world’s largest fully underground zip line course is an ideal family day out. Blaenau Ffestiniog is the terminus of the famous Ffestiniog Railway which winds its way through spectacular scenery to the coastal town of Porthmadog. Hop off the train at Minffordd station and visit the Italianate village of Portmeirion. Nearby is the lovely beach at Black Road Sands, whilst the peaceful Llyn Peninsula or the pretty villages of Dolwyddelan and Betws-y-Coed are just waiting to be explored. A short drive away is Snowdon and Surf Snowdonia, a surfing and water park at Dolgarrog. Shop, pub and restaurants ½ mile.

Ground floor: Living/dining room. Kitchen with tiled floor. Steep stairs to first floor: 2 bedrooms: 1 double with sloping ceiling, step down to 1 twin. Bathroom with shower attachment, toilet, low doorway and sloping ceiling.

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. 29" Freesat TV/DVD. Electric cooker. Microwave. Washer/dryer. Wi-Fi. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

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  • Pub within 1 mile
    Pub within 1 mile
  • Wifi
  • Washing Machine
    Washing Machine
  • Pets – not allowed
    Pets – not allowed
  • Parking - On Site
    Parking - On Site

Customer Comments

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 07/05/2018
    Excellent accommodation. Clean, tidy and well appointed. Superbly located with lots to do all around.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 04/05/2018
    A very cosy, warm and quirky cottage with a well equipped kitchen and lounge. We really enjoyed our 5 nights there. From the easy to hard walks. Don't miss the walk to Cwmorthin, an abandoned slate vilage. Only a 10 minute walk to shops and steam railway. The friendly and helpful caretaker PETA next door and owner Maggie a phone call away. Good location for day trips out to many beautiful spots in northern Wales.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 16/10/2017
    Fantastic stay and a great little house : the perfect headquarters for our holidays in Snowdonia

  • 9

    Confirmed guest, 15/09/2017
    Lovely cottage very clean and comfortable every thing you need is provided. location was ideal for touring wales. Going up Snowdon was a fantastic experience. I would recommend this beautiful cottage with lots of character to anyone.

  • 10

    Confirmed guest, 25/08/2017
    Lovely compact cottage, ideal for a couple or small family. Very well equipt and clean.

  • 7

    Confirmed guest, 27/07/2017
    Nice welcome thought to arrive after a 3 hour journey with milk in the fridge, tea, coffee, sugar, biscuits and cake. Very quiet location, ideal for walking.

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