Hen Aelwyd yr Urdd Cottage exterior
The charming lounge with wood burning stove
Cosy evenings by the fire
Open plan living accommodation
The comfortable double bedroom

Hen Aelwyd yr Urdd

An introduction to Hen Aelwyd yr Urdd


  • Dog/Pet Friendly

Ffestiniog Hen Aelwyd yr Urdd is a pretty Welsh cottage which dates back over a hundred years and is the perfect cosy retreat for couples seeking a romantic getaway

Accommodation & AmenitiesHen Aelwyd yr Urdd is a pretty Welsh cottage which dates back over a hundred years, and is the perfect cosy retreat for couples seeking a romantic getaway. Offering compact and comfortable accommodation, the cottage has undergone complete renovation and is well maintained and presented to a high standard throughout. An ideal base for exploring the area anytime of the year!  Open plan Living/Dining/Kitchen The living area offers an inglenook fireplace with exposed stonework housing a multi fuel stove, exposed beams, comfortable sofa & armchair, LCD TV/DVD/CD with FreeSat, iPod docking station with radio and a wide selection of DVD’s for your enjoyment, a selection of games and a good choice of books. Free Wifi/Internet Access. The dining area is compact but comfortable, ideal for those leisurely breakfasts and the open kitchen area is well equipped with everything you’ll need including washer/dryer, fridge with ice box and microwave. Bedroom A spacious and inviting room with double bed, matching bedroom furniture comprising of bedside tables, chest of drawers and wardrobe. BathroomBath with electric shower overhead, hand wash basin, WC & heated towel rail. Note: Due to hot water tank capacity showers only are advisable. OutsideAt the rear of the property there is a small enclosed graveled yard with table & chairs, washing line, and an outside store offering secure storage for bikes. Dog FriendlyWe are very pleased to welcome well behaved dogs (Maximum 2 dogs) to the cottage, but would ask that you do not allow them upstairs or on the bed & soft furnishings, or 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.
 And Finally…….As well as the multi fuel stove in the living room there are 2 electric thermostatically controlled radiators giving great background warmth. All electricity 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.

Features· Peaceful Village Setting· Close to Village Amenities
. Pub 2 minute walk from cottage· Multi Fuel Stove· Complimentary Bottle of Wine on Arrival· Electricity & Starter Pack of Fuel for Stove inc’.· Bed Linen & Towels inc’.· Fishing nearby· Famous Portmeirion 8 miles· Ffestiniog Steam Railway 3 miles· Lovely walks and Countryside on your doorstep· Parking Close by· Non-Smoking
· Free Wifi/Internet access
LocationThe cottage is situated in a quiet position away from the main road and passing traffic, there is parking close by and you are able to park directly in front of the cottage to off load only. The cottage exudes a friendly welcome & a cosy ambience. Situated in the village of Llan Ffestiniog, known locally as Llan and sometimes shown as Ffestiniog on maps, is a close neighbour of the larger town, better known as Blaenau Ffestiniog.

The village stands amongst some dramatic scenery; to the east there is the broad open, moorland wilderness of the Migneint, whilst to the south and west, Llan Ffestiniog stands atop the glorious Vale of Ffestiniog, a deep sheltered valley of thick woodland and green river meadows.

From the village’s old railway station, a path runs parallel to the railway down into the wooded valley of the River Cynfal, leading to the picturesque Cynfal Falls, (Rhaeadr Cynfal). The rock above the falls is known as Huw Llwyds pulpit, named after a 17th century wizard and bard. The river tumbles further down into the alpine-style valley, to join the River Dwyryd and more romantic scenery. Further up the river there are other waterfalls, including Rhaeadr Y Cwm, with a 120ft drop.
Its lofty situation, atop the lovely Vale of Ffestiniog, makes Llan Ffestiniog 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.  A short drive away is Coed y Brenin, one of the best mountain bike centres in Britain and, the best bit is, it’s free! 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 along with a network of other biking routes to suit all tastes. The village has a small local shop and post office, the Pengwern public house is a 2 minute walk from the cottage. The renowned Grapes Inn, a 17th Century Coaching Inn & Restaurant is only 2 miles away and the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog offers a range of public houses, eating establishments, gift shops, chemist, petrol station/garage and a Tourist Information 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”. Note: Property is opposite a small, quiet local authority storage yard, which is well-kept and well screened from view.

 Availability and pricesThe 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 3.00pm on the day of arrival. Guests are requested to vacate the premises by 10am on the morning of their departure. Weekly prices are from £190.00 to £350.00 depending upon dates. Short Breaks are a minimum stay of 3 nights and start from £140.00.
  Terms & ConditionsTaking 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. Payment/Reservations/Cancellations: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.

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Contact Details

Angie & Rich
Blaenau Ffestiniog
LL41 4AR
T: 01766 831981
M: 07760 363351