About the property
- Cottage419 sq. ft.
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay3 nights
Pet Friendly, Multi Fuel Burner, Cosy, Quirky, Sweet, Romantic, Pretty, Welcome
Relax to the bubbling sounds of the Barlwyd River to the front of this pretty end 1854 Slate Miners Cottage. Watch the steam train pass to the rear of the cottage and mountain stream to the side.
A charming cosy riverside cottage located in the picturesque village of Tanygrisiau which is famous for its slate mining. In the heart of Snowdonia, in an area that offers some of the most dramatic mountain scenery in Wales.
The cottage provides a lovely open plan living space whilst preserving its original character, features including exposed stonework, wood panelling, beams and fireplace. It is situated overlooking the river on the very edge of the village in a very quiet location with little passing traffic, with lovely views of the dramatic Moelwyn mountains.
The sweet little cottage is in a very central location for exploring some of the most dramatic scenery within Snowdonia, at the same time being just a short drive from the coast and some of the most beautiful beaches of North Wales.
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- Calendar last updated:
- May 23, 2018
About Lisa Swindells
We bought the Old Slate miners Cottage in July 2015. We have always loved this part of Wales so decided to buy a property which we could use as a base to explore the area and return as often as possible. We take great delight in sharing our cottage with guests so others can enjoy this beautiful part of unexplored North Wales. My partner is a roofer and I’m a dog walker and we are from Warrington in Cheshire. We hope you love it as much as we do!
Lisa Swindells purchased this Cottage in 2015
Why Lisa Swindells chose Ffestiniog
Location, Location, Location! We love and adore our 1854 slate miner’s cottage for its original features and charm. It’s pretty, sweet and comfy, with a cosy relaxed atmosphere. It has the river to the front and mountain and steam train to the back. Within walking distance to the town. Great base to explore wonderful North Wales!
What makes this Cottage unique
River to the front of the cottage and mountains at the back, mountain stream to the side. With the steam train passing to the back of the cottage. Totally stunning sweet cottage.
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Check-in: 4:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Lovely cottage in a great location
We used the cottage as our base to explore NW Wales. Lovely cosy cottage in a lovely village but close enough to main roads to get about. It was warm, clean and has all you are likely to need. We really enjoyed our 4 nights here and loved N Wales.
Thanks James. Hope you come again soon
A great base for exploring Snowdonia
The cottage is beautifully decorated and comfortable with everything we needed for a short stay. We loved the little river and seeing the steam train go by. The location is great for exploring Snowdonia.
Lovely cottage, very tastefully furnished
Enjoyed our stay, the cottage was small but beautifully furnished with everything you would need. Good base for exploring different areas, but did not like the pubs in the village.
A perfect holiday
A lovely cottage in a lovely area. Clean, cosy and in a fantastic location. Everything is provided. Would highly recommend.
Thanks you very much for your kind review. Hope you come back soon!
Enjoyed our stay
We stayed here for four days for my daughters first birthday and made many great memories. The location of the cottage was a positive as it is pretty much central within Snowdonia so equal distance for going to the coast, mount Snowdon, Harlech castle, fairy glen etc. The cottage itself was cosy downstairs and had everything you can need for a break. Very good to have a fully operational kitchen with all cooking utensils etc, its these small things I find that really count!
The only improvement with the cottage I would say (and this is my personal opinion) is for the bedroom spaces to be cleared of everything that resembles personal belongings as it did feel a little cluttered/as though we were staying as guests at an elderly persons house. If this was all stripped back/removed and kept neutral with some new bedding it would change the feel of the upstairs completely and resemble more as a holiday home rather than staying in someone elses home.
The price of the cottage was reasonable and I would recommend to others to stay here, we had a great time in Snowdonia and this was a great base for us.
The various information that was provided by Lisa (the owner) with recommended places to go was fantastic and she was easily contactable and responded with any queries pretty much immediately.
Thanks for your feedback
As you know you were my first ever guest and when you booked I didn’t even have interior pictures.
I have taken your comments on board and have now replaced all bedding and removed any personnel belongings.
I hope you will return in the near future.
This is a great base for travelling North Wales Walk up to Stwlan Dam Walk down the road till you come to the closed post office to your left and School straight ahead. You will see to your right the train bridge, follow the road up and up till you reach the metal gate. Passing the waterfalls, keep walking till you get to the lake. Stop and have a bite to eat after, at Lakeside café down the road! Just up the road in the town @ Llechwedd Slate Caverns Deep Mine Tour Quarry 4x4 Explorer Zip World Bounce Below. Good to do on rainy days Just up the road in the Town you can ride the steam train, from mountains to the seashore (Ffestiniog to Porthmadog). Visit Beddgelert Stop and have a bite to eat:- Hebog Cafe & Bistro (BOOK 1ST) Visit Llanberis The drive down is stunning. Visit for free and see the old Miners Cottage like ours @ National Slate Museum. Stop off for a bite to eat and learn histroy @ The Ugly House in Capel Curig. Visit the pretty seaside resort of Barmouth. Watch a Film @ Cellb - Blaenau Ffestiniog Cinema. Just off the High Street in the town, which is just up the road. Picnic @ Fairy Glen, LL24 0HF (amazing view of river and waterfall, secluded beutiful gorge. Blue Lake (Lagoon in the old Goleuwern Slate Quarry) Fairbourne, LL40 1YA Underground adventurous caving challenges @ Go Below Underground Tours (just down the road at the Lakeside Café) www.go-below.co.uk Learn survival skills @ Bear Grylls Wild Camp Survival @ Criccieth (Also on site paintballing and segway) Visit Llangollen But go via Ysbyty Ifan National Trust Estate (out of this world drive) Visit pretty Betws-y-Coed. Visit pretty Portmeirion. Visit the Blackrock Llamas, Morfa Bychan 1.5 hour trek (weather dependable) Don’t forget to pop to Blackrock beach Coastal walk Porthmadog to Black Rock Sands. Start from Madoc Yacht Club in Porthmadog Harbour, follow the coastal path to see stunning beaches. (Borth y Gest, Morfa Bychan,Black Rock Sands) Stop off for a bite to eat @ The Moorings Bistro in Borth Visit the seaside resort of Nefyn Stop off for a drink at the Ty Coch Inn, Morfa Nefyn, LL53 6DB. The Ty Coch Inn is arguably the best pub in Wales and OFFICIALLY in the top ten beach bars in the world... according to a recent survey! Beaches – Blackrock Sands, Borth y Gest, Barmouth Award Winning Llandudno Blue Flag Beaches with Victorian Pier and Prommenade. Other popular attractions include Swallow Falls, the longest Zip Wire Ride in Europe at Bethesda, the famous Bodnant Gardens, Trefriw Woolen Mills, Conwy Castle, Llanberis Mountain Railway, the Slate Museum and both Caernarfon and Conwy Castles are also popular destinations. Porthmadog - There are nice cafes and some interesting shops too. Spot the children sat on the harbour wall enjoying that traditional pass time of crabbing. Shops - The Town has a Co-op, McColls and Spar (with a subway) There is a Tesco superstore in Porthmadog and Aldi and Lidl. Portmerion - Take a short drive to the Italian style village, the set for 1960s TV show 'The Prisoner' Harlech is a short drive away with its historic castle and beautiful views of the bay. We are sure you will find your own treasured places in Snowdonia but hope these places we have discovered will be a starting point. Plenty to do, you could never be bored! Any other things to do can be found on this website. http://www.visitwales.com/things-to-do
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**RULES** • Take shoes off in the house • No smoking (smoke away from the closed windows & doors) • No candles, burners ect • Always open bathroom window when showering HEATING • Only small dry logs & coal to be put in the multi burner**please purchasing your own logs and coal** • No putting items on or near the storage heaters or log burner DOGS • No dogs allowed upstairs • Dog owners to clean up any dog mess from the garden • Do not leave dogs unattended in the cottage WHEN LEAVING • Close all windows and doors INSURANCE We recommend that you take out enough travel insurance to cover you for your total stay. You are responsible for any losses or expenses arising out of your failure to take out proper insurance cover. GROUPS OF YOUNG PEOPLE We regret we are unable to accept bookings from groups of people under the age of 21. ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE- You can arrive at your property at any time after 4pm (unless we tell you otherwise) on the start date. You and all members of your party agree to keep the property clean and tidy, to leave the property in a similar condition as you found it when you arrived, and to behave in a way while at the property which does not break any law. MAXIMUM OCUPANCY - You also must not allow more people than states (3 persons) to stay overnight in the property The owner can refuse to allow you into the property or ask you to leave if they reasonably believe any members of your party (or any other person you have invited to the property) are behaving illegally or antisocially or that any damage is likely to be caused, DAMANGE You will be responsible to the owner for all damage or breakages caused by your party to the property or its contents (including the cost of any work needed to put this right). LEGAL RESPONSIBLITY We will not be legally responsible for any injury, illness, or death or resulting losses suffered by any member of your party. You must allow the owner/workmen access to the property if a problem needs sorting