Bwthyn Afon - Snowdonia, Sleeps 3
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Bwthyn Afon - Tanygrisiau, Blaenau Ffestiniog, Gwynedd, Snowdonia, Wales - Sleeps 3

Bwthyn Afon

Bwthyn Afon is a charming former miner's cottage dating back to the 18th Century sitting in a lovely peaceful position, overlooking countryside and a river, just a few minutes stroll from Tanygrisiau and also within walking distance of the Ffestiniog Steam Train Railway Station. The cottage has been completely renovated, decorated and furnished to provide delightful, homely accommodation whilst retaining many traditional features such as a lovely inglenook fireplace housing a multi fuel stove in the lounge area and exposed beams. Situated amongst some dramatic scenery in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, Bwthyn Afon is an ideal base for couples and families - dogs are also welcome.

Exuding a warm welcome, the cottage provides comfortable well presented self-catering accommodation and is one in a quiet row of cottages located in the pretty village of Tanygrisiau - a peaceful location, yet within easy reach of the village amenities.

Standing amongst breathtaking scenery, Bwthyn Afon affords lovely countryside views that encompass the surrounding hills and the Manod mountains to the front of the property. The Moelwyn mountains provide a rocky backdrop which protects the village from the harsh winter winds and its southerly aspect offers a somewhat milder climate, which is a pleasant surprise considering the height that the village sits at within Snowdonia.

Locally there are superb walks, majestic lakes and beautiful waterfalls to be explored directly from the cottage front door, along with good opportunities for golf and fishing. There is a village pub within a twenty minute walk from Bwthyn Afon or closer still is The Lakeside café (just a two minute stroll).

Blaenau Ffestiniog, one of the areas historic slate mining towns is just a mile and a half away where you will find a good choice of places to eat, shops, pubs, petrol station, leisure centre with pool and the renowned Ffestiniog Narrow Gauge Steam Railway - an award winning attraction and wonderful nostalgic way of discovering the beauty of the area.

Bwthyn Afon is a superb retreat from which to explore Snowdonia and its many attractions. Llechwedd Slate Caverns are only a mile and a half away and Portmeirion, the famous Italianiate village is within easy driving distance and only eight miles. The numerous CADW heritage sites and beautiful beaches are under half an hour away by car, Snowdon is a similar distance and one of the country's top mountain biking centres (Coed y Brenin) is twelve miles from the cottage.

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  • Front of cottage
  • Lovely cosy lounge with wood burner
  • Dining area
  • Lounge area
  • Beautiful Local Scenery
  • Delightful bedroom with double bed
  • Shower room
  • River just across from Bwthyn Afon
  • Ffestiniog Steam Railway - 2 minute walk


  • Internet Access
  • Log Burner
  • Pub/Restaurant Nearby
  • Waterside Location
  • Garden/Outside Area
  • iPod Docking
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Off-Road Parking
  • DVD
  • Satellite/cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Accessible via Public Transport

Bwthyn Afon Continued

Accommodation comprises:


  • Open plan living area with beams on the ceiling, inglenook fireplace (housing a multi-fuel stove), LCD flat screen television with Freesat, DVD player, iPod docking and dining area with table and chairs. The kitchen area is well equipped with electric oven/hob/extractor, microwave, fridge with ice compartment and washer/dryer.


  • Double bedroom with river and countryside views.
  • Single bedroom.
  • Modern shower room with wash basin, WC, mirror/shaver point and heated towel radiator on the wall.

Outside: There is a small rear enclosed courtyard with small outbuilding and to the front of the cottage there is an enclosed gated garden area with bench and garden furniture. Secure bike storage is available.

Additional Information: Off-street parking is available for one car opposite, along with additional parking on a 'first come first served' basis. In addition to the multi fuel stove in the lounge the cottage enjoys electric central heating served by DuoHeat ‘smart’ radiators. Electricity and starter pack of fuel for the multi fuel stove, bed linen, towels and tea towels are all included. Complimentary bottle of wine on arrival. Two well behaved dogs are welcome but the owner's ask that you bring dog beds, towels and blankets and do not allow the dogs upstairs. The cottage is strictly no smoking. Short breaks (minimum of three nights) start from £155.00 subject to availability.

Please Note: The arrival time is 4pm onwards and guests are welcome to stay on until 11 am on departure day.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £215
Mid Season from £340
High Season from £460
Peak Season £520

Key details:
Pets: Yes, 2 dogs allowed
Smoking: No
Children: Yes
Changeover Day: Saturday
Payment options:
Paypal, Cheque, Bank Transfer

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 3 people in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Single)

Owner's details:
Owner: Angie & Rich Aitkenhead, click Contact Details for owner´s phone number and email address.

Bwthyn Afon joined Independent Cottages in April 2011

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Manod View - Manod, Snowdonia, sleeps 3

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Ideally situated for all the attractions the area has to offer including Europe's largest zip zone and the Worlds largest underground trampoline!!

Last Minute / Late Availability Offers

Sat, 9 Sep 2017 for 7 nights - £300
 WAS £315.00

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Ideally situated for all the attractions the area has to offer including Europe's largest zip zone and the Worlds largest underground trampoline!!