Set in 30 acres of privately owned mountain woodland, excellent walking.
- english, spanish
About Noelle Griffiths
Noelle has been living at HAFOD since 1988 when she married and moved into her husband's family home. Set in 30 acres of mountain woodland, she and her family have lovingly restored the land to its former beauty by felling conifers, re-planting with oaks and returning some land to pasture in 1991. They live in HAFOD y LLYN cottage which was the Gamekeeper's cottage for the Plas Tan y Bwlch estate. This cottage is rented between July - October. HAFOD cottage used to be the kennels for the large hunting dogs kept by the gamekeeper in Victorian times. The kennels had a central wall which heated the building so the dogs were warm in the winter! They renovated this building in 1991 and this cottage is rented all year.
Noelle Griffiths purchased this Cottage in 1962
Why Noelle Griffiths chose Blaenau Ffestiniog
It is 3/4 mile from the road, along a track which passes through some beautiful scenery. It is private with no other cars apart from ours and our guests. It has wonderful walks from the front door, as well as a request stop (5 minute walk from Hafod cottage) for the Ffestiniog Railway. A swimming lake is a ten minute walk away. It is the perfect place to relax in nature and explore Snowdonia.
What makes this Cottage unique
Hafod is very secluded, our local road is 3/4 mile away so you cannot hear or see traffic. You can walk to the local pub along paths and a track, only crossing the road once outside the pub! HAFOD is close to the sea - sandy beaches of Harlech or the beaches near Porthmadog of Borth y Gest or Criccieth - all approx 20 minute drive away. Snowdon mountain range is also approx 20 minute drive. Lots of castles, slate caverns, zipwire and bounce below, mountain biking at Coed y Brenin, the Italianate village of Portmeirion are all approx 20 minutes drive.
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Lovely cottage, good size with three children and a dog. The views and woodland around are amazing, it’s great being able to walk from your front door.
Beautiful remote cottage
The cottage was everything we hoped it would be, remote, lovely views and peaceful. Everything about our week away was great even though the weather wasn't, it still did not stop us enjoying the week. Booking etc was easy, the owner was very helpful and it had everything we needed, will be booking again!!
Staying in Snowdon
We had a lovely stay in this quaint cottage. It was lovely and rural and set in the most beautiful countryside
Brilliant, loved it and will return.
A little piece of heaven, on top of a mountain
Fantastic cottage, beautiful surroundings, welcoming hosts, paradise.
Amazing scenery and tranquility.
The cottage is surrounded by forest and mountains with the nearest road almost 1 mile away. If you want peace and quiet then this is the place for you.
This morning I woke to see the sunrise over the mountains from the bedroom window, breathtaking is an understatement.
Our 2 kids (9 & 16) absolutely loved it. They played hide and seek for hours. Plenty of walks on your doorstep along with the lakes.
I can’t recommend the cottage highly enough. Now after a week of tranquility back to work in the busy city.
Special interest holidays:
A folder with information about places of interest, walks, shopping etc is in the cottage.
Beaches of Harlech, Criccieth, Borth y Gest, Morfa Bychan all approx 20 minute drive.
Beaches of Lleyn Peninsular approx 40 minute drive.
Beaches of Anglesey and North Wales coast approx 1 hour drive.
Liverpool and Manchester airports approx 2.5 hour drive. Train to Blaenau Ffestiniog or Penrhyndeudraeth approx 15 minute drive. Bus stop for local service and Traws Cambria (Bangor - Cardiff) buses approx 15 minute walk. Ffestiniog Railway, Plas Halt request, stop approx 10 minute walk. Car is recommended.
Ffestiniog Railway request stop 10 minute walk.
Maentwrog with 2 pubs approx 5 minute drive.
Beddgelert, Snowdon, Porthmadog, Harlech, Portmeirion Italianate Village, Slate caverns, mountain biking & zip wire at Blaenau Ffestiniog, Coed y Brenin mountain biking tracks all approx 20 minute drive.
Lleyn Peninsular 45 minute drive.
Centre for Alternative Technology, Machynlleth 1 hour drive.
North coast towns of Llandudno, Conway and Colwyn Bay 1 hour drive. Anglesey approx 1 hour drive.
Information folder in cottage about places of interest, shopping, restaurants etc.