Charming 18th century miner’s holiday cottage retaining many character features & well maintained to a high standard. Situated amongst some dramatic scenery in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. Ideal base for couples & families. Dogs welcome.
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Bwthyn Glan yr Afon is a charming character holiday cottage which has been successfully renovated and exudes a warm friendly welcome, and provides cosy, comfortable accommodation to a high standard throughout. The cottage atmosphere takes you back to a bygone era of smoke & steam when the Ffestiniog steam railway runs behind the cottage. The Ffestiniog railway station in Tanygrisiau is only a short walk away from the cottage.
Bwthyn Glan yr Afon is situated in a quiet terrace in the village of Tanygrisiau, meaning ‘Under the Steps’, Bwthyn Glan yr Afon is away from the main thoroughfare, and with no passing traffic makes it a ‘perfect getaway from it all’ location.
The cottage stands amongst some dramatic scenery and enjoys views of countryside & hillside encompassing the Manod mountains at the front with a craggy backdrop of the Moelwyn mountains which protect the village from much of the wind from northerly gales in the winter and give the village a pleasant southerly aspect with relatively mild weather considering how high it’s located in Snowdonia.
There are some fantastic walks, lakes & waterfalls from the cottage, and the area is great for fishing and golfing. The Lakeside café is only a 2 minute walk from the cottage and the village pub is about a 20 minute walk away.
The slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog is only 1.5 miles away and offers an array of eating establishments, pubs, shops, chemist, petrol station/garage & leisure centre/swimming pool. Blaenau Ffestiniog is also the home to the World Famous Ffestiniog Narrow Gauge Steam railway which links to the harbour town of Porthmadog.
Glan yr Afon really is the ideal base for exploring the attractions Snowdonia has to offer. The Italianate village of Portmeirion is only 8 miles away, Llechwedd Slate Caverns 1.5 miles, many CADW heritage sites and beaches being only a short 20 or 30 minute drive away. Coed y Brenin, one of the best mountain bike centres in Britain is only 12 miles away and of course, there is Snowdon itself, which is about a 30 minute drive.
The cottage accommodation comprises of a cosy lounge with inglenook fireplace and multi fuel stove, exposed beams, LCD TV/DVD with FreeSat & iPod docking station with radio. The kitchen is well equipped with electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge with icebox & washer/dryer. The bathroom is downstairs and has a bath with shower attachment over, basin and WC.
Upstairs there are 2 bedrooms. The double bedroom enjoys countryside views and is well appointed with matching bedroom furniture.
The single bedroom has a single bed with a pull out guest bed so can be made up as a twin room.
Outside there is a small rear courtyard and to the front of the cottage there is an enclosed garden area with bench & table with umbrella. A lovely place to sit and enjoy a drink after a day of exploring.
There is off road parking for 1 car opposite the cottage with additional parking available on a first come, first served basis. In addition to the multi fuel stove in the lounge the cottage enjoys LPG central heating throughout. Electricity, LPG, starter pack of fuel for the multi fuel stove, bed linen, towels and tea towels are all included. Complimentary bottle of wine on arrival. Two well behaved dogs are welcome but we ask that you do bring your own dog beds, towels & blankets.
Prices for 7 nights start from £195.00 to £470.00 depending on the time of year. Short breaks (minimum of 3 nights) start from £155.00 subject to availability.
NB - The arrival time is 5pm onwards, and guests are welcome to stay on until 12 noon on departure day.
This property has been advertised on My Favourite Holiday Cottages since 24-05-2012
Angie & Rich
Tel: 07760 363351
Location: Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd
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