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Blaenau Ffestiniog

Blaenau Ffestiniog, at the very heart of Snowdonia, is a traditional Welsh town that sits surrounded by the majesty of the National Park. The town is famous for its slate mines and scenic railway, as well as, of course, its fantastic position amongst the natural beauty of the Welsh mountains.

Known as ‘the town that roofed the world’, it’s now a picturesque tribute to its past, with its unchanged cottages and slate buildings located amongst a dramatic mountain backdrop. A friendly small town with plenty on offer for visitors, the town has recently been revitalised with new shops and places to eat, and there is a popular art gallery in the centre.

For days out, the Llechwedd Slate Caverns offer visitors the chance to travel underground into the old mine shafts for an exciting and educational experience for the whole family. The Ffestiniog Railway, built in 1879, is one of the most scenic railway lines in Britain. It runs to the coast to Porthmadog, taking in waterfalls, lakes, mountain ranges and the meadows of the Snowdonia National Park. There are a wealth of outdoor activities to choose from with walking trails, cycle routes, caving and climbing all in the nearby vicinity.

Discover the cycle trail that passes by Tanygrisiau Lake and the mountain bike route at Llechwedd that was especially built in 2012. If you prefer walking there are lots of low level and high level walking trails across unspoilt and beautifully scenic terrains.

Staying in one of the cottages in Blaenau Ffestiniog; the ideal way to explore the wonderful natural beauty of Snowdonia for an unforgettable cottage holiday in Wales.
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  • Llan Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
    Llan Ffestiniog, Gwynedd×

    Plas Meini - The Granary

    Llan Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Heated throughout providing a cosy base for a holiday at any time of the year, and there’s a great selection of restaurants and pubs locally. Heated throughout providing a cosy base for a holiday at any time of the year, and there’s a great selection of restaurants and pubs locally.
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    "Magical secluded estate with spectacular views. . . the best of Wales – sandy beaches, lofty peaks and ancient castles . . ."

    Just six miles from a sandy beach, these four delightful, comfortable properties peacefully lie in the heart of 108 acres of wild flower-strewn meadows and woodland in a superb valley near the mountains of Snowdonia. There is a wealth of wildlife including red kites, buzzards and owls. The properties have been renovated and tastefully furnished...

    Plas Meini - The Manor House
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  • Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
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    Bron Haul

    Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

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    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Situated in a quiet area of Blaenau Ffestiniog yet close to the town centre, this terraced cottage is ideal for exploring the area. Situated in a quiet area of Blaenau Ffestiniog yet close to the town centre, this terraced cottage is ideal for exploring the area.
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    Perched high above Blaenau Ffestiniog, this holiday cottage is situated in a quiet residential terrace in the aptly named Summerhill area, but within a few minutes’ walk of the town centre, with its variety of shops, pubs and eateries. Wake up in the morning to stunning views over the mountains and surrounding countryside and in the evening relax in the terraced garden. The cottage is ideal for couples who enjoy walking, with several footpaths leading directly onto the...

  • Llan Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
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    Plas Meini - The Stables

    Llan Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

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    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    A wonderful location just 6 miles from a sandy beach, and close to the mountains of Snowdonia giving a multitude of walking opportunities. A wonderful location just 6 miles from a sandy beach, and close to the mountains of Snowdonia giving a multitude of walking opportunities.
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    "Magical secluded estate with spectacular views. . . the best of Wales – sandy beaches, lofty peaks and ancient castles . . ."

    Just six miles from a sandy beach, these four delightful, comfortable properties peacefully lie in the heart of 108 acres of wild flower-strewn meadows and woodland in a superb valley near the mountains of Snowdonia. There is a wealth of wildlife including red kites, buzzards and owls. The properties have been renovated and tastefully furnished...

    Plas Meini - The Manor House
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  • Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
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    Manod

    Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

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    Key Features:
    - Hot Tub - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    What will you find at the bottom of the garden? The summerhouse hides a private hot tub and sauna for guests use - return home totally revitalised! What will you find at the bottom of the garden? The summerhouse hides a private hot tub and sauna for guests use - return home totally revitalised!
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    Bursting with character, this cosy and beautifully furnished quarryman’s cottage, with tree and decorations for Christmas bookings, sits on the fringes of Blaenau Ffestiniog, home of Welsh slate and the famous railway that winds its way to Porthmadog harbour, 12 miles. Boasting its own summerhouse incorporating a hot tub and sauna in a garden with views to the Manod mountains, the cottage is centrally located for exploring the Snowdonia National Park. Shops and restaurants 1 mile,...

  • near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
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    Afon Cottage

    near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Woodburning Stove
    Many family attractions and outdoor pursuits are close to this delightful cottage, which lies just 1 mile from Blaenau Ffestiniog, in the very heart of the Snowdonia National Park.
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    This cosy terraced holiday cottage sits in the village of Tanygrisiau, just 1 mile from the former slate capital of the world, Blaenau Ffestiniog, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Adjacent to the owner’s home, the property has perfect views of the Ffestiniog Railway and the steam train as it makes its way past on its delightful journey down to the coast at Porthmadog. This character cottage provides an excellent base from which to explore Llechwedd Slate Caverns,...
  • Maentwrog, Gwynedd
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    Glandwr

    Maentwrog, Gwynedd

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    A cosy holiday cottage with open fire and enclosed garden overlooking the estuary. Its central location makes it ideal for exploring all of North Wales. A cosy holiday cottage with open fire and enclosed garden overlooking the estuary. Its central location makes it ideal for exploring all of North Wales.
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    Located in the local village of Maentwrog overlooking the estuary this cosy holiday cottage provides a great base from which you are able to enjoy the delights of North Wales. Situated just around the headland from some of the best sandy beaches around Harlech and Talsarnau and a short drive from one of Wales most popular attractions, Portmeirion, the Italianate village, Snowdonia is a short drive as are the Lleyn Peninsula, Criccieth Castle, go karting, paintballing, horseriding,...

  • Manod, near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
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    Under Moor Cottage

    Manod, near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Woodburning Stove
    Under Moor Cottage is located 1 mile away from Blaenau Festiniog, and is also ideal for visiting Betws-y-Coed and the Conwy Valley. This property is located 1 mile away from Blaenau Festiniog, and is also ideal for visiting Betws-y-Coed and the Conwy Valley.
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    This delightful mid-terraced holiday cottage, situated on the outskirts of town, dates from the 18th century and features a warming woodburner, a small terraced garden with a barbecue and great views of the surrounding mountains. It also benefits from parking for one medium car. The former slate quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog is rich in heritage, with the famous Ffestiniog Steam Railway providing a spectacular journey down to the coast at Porthmadog. There are several...

  • Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
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    Dometo

    Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free
    An end of terrace cottage in the centre of the former slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. A myriad of activities for young and old to enjoy straight from the door.
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    This holiday property is set in the centre of the former slate quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, which is surrounded by the beautiful Snowdonia National Park. The property has the added benefit of private parking for 1 car and a security ring set in concrete for motorbikes or bicycles. Evidence of the towns’ former role as the slate capital of Europe may be seen in the landscape, whilst recent developments have seen the area turned into a mecca for thrill seekers. You can...
  • Blaenau Ffestiniog, near Porthmadog, Gwynedd
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    Ty Isaf

    Blaenau Ffestiniog, near Porthmadog, Gwynedd

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Open Fire
    A traditional Welsh property with open fire and fantastic views from the terrace towards the Moelwyn Mountains. A traditional Welsh property with open fire and fantastic views from the terrace towards the Moelwyn Mountains.
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    This traditional Welsh stone end-terraced house tumbles down the hillside below the road, and has views of the Moelwyn Mountains. There is an original fireplace and a lovely covered verandah outside from which to admire the view, and a natural garden with a stream. Ideal for walkers and climbers, this former slate mining town is also an excellent holiday base for exploring the area. With the Ffestiniog Railway and Llechwedd Slate Caverns locally, it is only a short drive to...

  • Tanygrisiau, near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
    Tanygrisiau, near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd×

    Holland Cottage

    Tanygrisiau, near Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

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    - Wifi - Pets go free - Open Fire
    Take the Ffestiniog Railway for a spectacular journey, visit the slate caverns or explore the stunning coastline whilst staying at this comfortable cottage.
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    This cosy, terraced holiday property, formerly a quarry miner’s cottage, is quietly situated in Tanygrisiau, just outside Blaenau Ffestiniog. Furnished to a very good standard, it provides comfortable accommodation for four people in three bedrooms. Listen out for the toot of the little steam trains of the Ffestiniog Railway as they bustle past the cottage – the station at Tanygrisiau is a couple of minutes’ walk away from where you can hop on board for a spectacular...
  • Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
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    Llwyn Rhedyn

    Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd

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    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities
    Ideal for couples or a small family and the dog, this single storey property is an action packed or relaxing holiday. Ideal for couples or a small family and the dog, this single storey property is an action packed or relaxing holiday.
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    Featuring a double size Jacuzzi bath for two, this ground floor holiday apartment (the owner lives above), is in the historic former slate capital of Wales, Blaenau Ffestiniog. It is within earshot of the little steam engines on the Ffestiniog Railway as they twist and turn on the spectacular journey down to the coast at Porthmadog. Fast becoming an adrenaline junkie’s paradise, Blaenau Ffestinog offers fabulous activities such as Bounce Below where you can bounce on...

  • Tan-Y-Bwlch, Snowdonia, Gwynedd
    Tan-Y-Bwlch, Snowdonia, Gwynedd×

    The Gate Lodge

    Tan-Y-Bwlch, Snowdonia, Gwynedd

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    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    A rural, characterful cottage in the heart of the National Park, with extensive views over a wooded vale. A rural, characterful cottage in the heart of the National Park, with extensive views over a wooded vale.
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    Extensive views

    Pretty gate lodge with many interesting architectural features, much internal character, set in very attractive gardens at end of driveway to ’Plas Tan Y Bwlch’, now a study centre, and at junction of A487 - B4410 about 7 miles from Porthmadog, with extensive views over wooded vale of Ffestiniog. In heart of National Park, well placed for beaches, touring or walking. Betws-y-Coed, Caernarfon, Bala all about 20 miles, Portmeirion and Harlech about 6...

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