Manod View Blaenau Ffestiniog Gwynedd
Manod View is a charming stone holiday cottage on the fringe of the old slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog famous for the Ffestiniog narrow gauge steam railway
Having been refurbished recently and totally renovated 5 years ago, Manod View offers spacious, comfortable accommodation. A perfect base for couples, friends and families wishing to explore this area of outstanding natural beauty.
Accommodation & Amenities
Manod View is a charming stone holiday cottage, which underwent extensive renovation about 5 years and offers wonderful, spacious and light accommodation which is extenuated by the high ceilings and light neutral decor. There is a good sized lounge with gas fired living flame coal effect fire with period style surround and slate hearth, there is a separate dining room and fully equipped kitchen which is modern in styling, The modern spacious bathroom has a double ended bath for those romantics amongst us!! and the main bedroom a King-size bed. Guests will not be disappointed with the high standard and attention to detail taken to make this lovely house a real home from home
We also offer a complimentary bottle of wine on arrival. Manod View enjoys gas fired central heating throughout. Gas & electricity, bed linen and towels are all included. Free Wifi/Internet Access.
The property is strictly no-smoking, we allow well behaved dogs (Maximum 2). There is roadside parking at the front.
A delightful room with gas fired ‘living flame’ coal effect fire with period style surround, mantel and slate hearth. Two comfy sofas and LED flat screen TV/DVD with FreeSat & iPod docking station. There is also a good selection of DVD’s, books & games. French double doors open into the:-
Dining table and comfy seating for 3 people, ideal for those leisurely breakfasts. Opening through to ;-
Well equipped kitchen with plenty of cupboards and work surfaces. Electric oven and grill with hob and extractor hood. Under counter fridge with icebox, washer/dryer and dishwasher. Microwave, kettle & toaster.
A spacious, high ceilinged room with King-size bed, matching bedroom furniture comprising of bedside tables, chest of drawers and wardrobe.
A lovely light & airy room which is well appointed.
Modern Bathroom with double ended bath and shower control over, basin with mirror, low level WC and radiator.
There is a delightful front courtyard. The front garden is gated and enclosed. Small children should be supervised at all times as the courtyard is slightly elevated. At the rear of the property there is a small enclosed yard with steep garden steps up to an elevated terraced patio area which has a delightful outlook towards craggy hillside and waterfall, bench and garden furniture. Due to the steep steps small children should be supervised and it is unsuitable for people with mobility problems.
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 property 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.
We also provide the following 'consumables': Washing up liquid, washing up brush, cloth & sponge, washing powder/liquid, dishcloths, and tea towels. Liquid soaps by washbasins, toilet roll and bin bags. We also provide tin foil, clingfilm and a small supply of Tea, Coffee & Sugar and a selection of Herbal & Fruit Teas. There is also a condiment set of Salt, Pepper & Vinegar, and a small selection of assorted herbs.
- King-size bed in double bedroom
- Spacious upstairs bathroom
- Complimentary Bottle of Wine on Arrival
- Electricity & gas inc’.
- Gas central heating throughout
- Bed Linen & Towels inc’.
- Front Courtyard
- Dining Room
- Pub within 1 mile
- Good Sized Lounge with Gas living flame coal effect fire
- Spacious Upstairs Bathroom with double ended bath
- Ffestiniog Steam Railway 10 minutes
- Lovely walks on your doorstep
- Free roadside parking
- Mountain biking nearby
- Famous Portmeirion 8 miles
- Fishing nearby
- Free Wifi/Internet Access.
The property stands slightly elevated from the road with about 5 steps to the front door and is set back by the pavement and front courtyard. The property enjoys a pleasant outlook of craggy mountainous scenery and a waterfall that cascades down the hillside to the front of the cottage. Manod View is situated in a terrace of about 12 cottages close to a road, however the property is double glazed throughout and this does minimise what little road noise there is. There is free parking available on the roadside at the front. Manod View exudes a friendly welcome with a warm ambience. An ideal location for exploring the attractions Snowdonia offers.
The old slate mill, Melin Pant yr Ynn is only a short walk away and is the earliest surviving slate mill in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Since its closure the mill has been converted into a private house, the home of Falcon Hildred, a renowned local artist. Nowadays the mill, which is grade 2 listed, is open to the public and contains an interesting collection of industrial artefacts and an exhibition of water colour drawings recording the historic town, quarries and dramatic landscape of Blaenau Ffestiniog. The waterwheel can also be seen working, except in very dry conditions.
The rugged craggy landscape is an area of outstanding natural beauty, surrounded by the Moelwyn and Manod mountain ranges, and offers a wealth of walks, lakes & waterfalls. There is a small village shop about a 2 minute walk. The area is great for fishing, golfing and mountain biking. The slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog is approximately 1/2 a mile away and offers an array of eating establishments, pubs, shops, chemist, a garage & leisure centre/swimming pool. Blaenau Ffestiniog is also the home to the World Famous Ffestiniog Narrow Gauge Steam railway, and the Llechwedd slate caverns which is also the home of Antur Stiniog’s new downhill mountain bike centre with world class downhill tracks and trails.
The property is ideally situated and is a good base for a quiet relaxing break, whilst being centrally located for excursions further afield, such as the Italianate village of Portmeirion,, many CADW heritage sites, and many beaches only being a short drive away. The renowned Grapes Inn, a 17th Century Coaching Inn & Restaurant is only 3 miles away.
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. The downhill tracks and trails at Llechwedd, high above the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog are also now open.
Availability and prices
Manod View 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 10 am on the morning of their departure.
Weekly prices are from £210.00 to £480.00 depending upon dates.
Short Breaks available from £174.00 (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 (short breaks are payable in full) of the tariff price, 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.