Glan yr Afon Cottage Blaenau Ffestiniog Gwynedd
near Blaenau Ffestiniog Glan y Afon Cottage is a pretty Welsh cottage which dates back over a hundred years and is the perfect cosy retreat for couples seeking a romantic getaway or friends and families wishing to explore
Accommodation & Amenities
Glan yr Afon Cottage is a pretty Welsh cottage which dates back over a hundred years, and is the perfect cosy retreat for couples seeking a romantic getaway, or friends and families wishing to explore. Offering very comfortable accommodation, the cottage has undergone refurbishment, is well maintained and presented to an excellent standard throughout. An ideal base for exploring the area anytime of the year!
We offer a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival. Electricity & gas for central heating, starter pack of fuel for stove, bed linen and towels are also included. Free Wifi/Internet Access.
The cottage is strictly no-smoking, we allow well behaved dogs (Maximum 2) and there is parking located opposite in designated parking bays.
Extremely useful for dumping wet weather gear, brollies and boots!
The lounge is a good size with a lovely large Inglenook fireplace with exposed stonework housing a multi fuel stove, exposed beams, comfortable leather sofa’s, LCD TV/DVD with FreeSat and iPod docking station with radio. There is a wide selection of DVD’s for your enjoyment, a good selection of games, a good choice of books and some toys for the kids as well. The dining area seats 4 comfortably, ideal for those leisurely breakfasts and late suppers!
Compact but everything you need! We provide you with a small supply of tea, coffee and sugar to get you going, tea towels too!! There is an electric oven/grill, gas hob, fridge with ice box, washer dryer, microwave, toaster and kettle.
Utility area with ironing board & iron.
Bath with shower control overhead, hand wash basin and low level WC.
A spacious and inviting room with double bed, matching bedroom furniture comprising of bedside tables, chest of drawers and wardrobe.
A good sized single room with a single bed and bedside table. There is a guest bed underneath, which, on request, can be made up but please note that this will make the room very cosy! Built in wardrobe.
There is a delightful front garden which has been paved/gravelled for low maintanence with well stocked borders and garden bench. The front garden is secure and enclosed with a front gate and path leading to the front door.
At the rear of the property there is a small enclosed yard.
We are very pleased to welcome well behaved dogs (Maximum 2 dogs) to the cottage, but would ask that you DO NOT allow them on any of the furniture, upstairs or on the beds or any of the soft furnishings. Please do not leave them unattended in the cottage at any time.
We will provide a dog blanket for you to cover the sofa with … we know how dogs like to sneak on the sofa when mum and dad aren’t looking! And please respect our beautiful area and use the ‘pooh’ bags provided!! Please bring your own dog beds and towels.
As well as the multi fuel stove in the living room the cottage has LPG gas central heating. All electricity & gas is included in the rent.
We also provide the following 'consumables': Washing up liquid, washing up brush, washing powder/liquid, dishcloths, and tea towels. Liquid soaps by washbasins, toilet roll and bin bags. We also provide a small supply of Tea, Coffee & Sugar, and a selection of Herbal & Fruit teas. There is also a condiment set of Salt, Pepper & Vinegar.
· Peaceful Setting
· River & Lake Close by
· Multi Fuel Stove
· Complimentary Bottle of Wine on Arrival
· Electricity, Gas & Starter Pack of Fuel for Stove inc’.
· Bed Linen & Towels inc’.
· Fishing nearby
· Famous Portmeirion 8 miles
· Ffestiniog Steam Railway 2 minutes
· Lovely walks and Countryside on your doorstep
· Free Wifi/Internet Access
The cottage is situated in a terrace of about 12 cottages and is located in a quiet position away from the main road and passing traffic, there are parking bays opposite the cottages which are for the use of the terrace, so parking should not be a problem, but is on a first come, first served basis. The cottage exudes a friendly welcome & a cosy ambience. Situated in the village of Tanygrisiau, meaning ‘Under the Steps’, a close neighbour of the larger town, better known as Blaenau Ffestiniog. An ideal location for exploring the attractions Snowdonia offers.
The village has a local pub called The King’s Head (locally known as the Tap) which is about a 20 minute walk away, and there is a local bus service which runs regularly into Blaenau Ffestiniog and can be picked up at the end of Glan yr Afon Terrace. There is also Tanygrisiau Lakeside Café a 2 minute walk away which offers a wide choice of snacks & meals during the day and a Greek Tavern by night (please check opening times to avoid disapppointment as they do not open every night), they also offer a good breakfast menu which will set you up for the day.
The Moelwyns 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 its location high in Snowdon. The village stands amongst some dramatic scenery; a good base for a quiet relaxing break, whilst being centrally located for excursions further afield, such as the World Famous Ffestiniog narrow gauge steam railway, Llechwedd slate caverns, many CADW heritage sites, the Italianate village of Portmeirion and many beaches only being a short drive away.
The renowned Grapes Inn, a 17th Century Coaching Inn & Restaurant is only 2 miles away. The town of Blaenau Ffestiniog offers a range of public houses, eating establishments, gift shops, chemist, petrol station/garage and Leisure Centre.
In 1776, Lord George Lytton toured through Wales, when he arrived at Ffestiniog he wrote; “Nothing remarkable occurred in our ride, until we came to Ffestiniog, the Vale before which is the most perfectly beautiful of all we had seen .... with the woman one loves, with the friend of one’s heart, and a good study of books, one might pass an age there, and think it but a day. If you have a mind to live long and renew your youth, come and settle in Ffestiniog”.
A short drive away is Coed y Brenin, one of the best mountain bike centres in Britain. Bikes are available for hire and the visitor centre offers a good selection of snacks. Exciting plans are underway for a world class downhill biking centre above Blaenau Ffestiniog and around Tanygrisiau along with a network of other biking routes to suit all tastes.
Availability and prices
The Cottage is available throughout the year with change-over day on Saturday and short breaks available outside of the main season. Arrive at any time after 5.00pm on the day of arrival. Guests are requested to vacate the premises by 12 noon on the morning of their departure.
Weekly prices are from £210.00 to £510.00 depending upon dates.
Short Breaks available from £168.00 (Minimum stay of 3 nights).
Terms & Conditions
Taking care of the property:
The property, furniture and equipment are to be left in the same condition that they were found on arrival. Any damage, loss or breakages must be paid for. However, minor accidental breakages will not normally be charged for.
When you book your holiday you are entering into a contract with us. A provisional booking will be held for 5 days pending receipt of a deposit, with the balance payable at least 6 weeks before the arrival date. If the booking is made within 6 weeks of the arrival date, the total price will be required. We will send written confirmation upon receipt of the Booking Form and deposit. You are advised to take out cancellation insurance to cover this eventuality. Full T&C are available on request.