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Glan yr Afon Cottage

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7 Nights  

  • £360  to  £800

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Short Breaks From

  • £85 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Glan yr Afon Cottage

A lovely 18th century miner’s cottage sleeping three which retains many character features including an impressive inglenook with multi-fuel stove in the lounge and exposed beams. Nestling amongst stunning dramatic scenery, Glan yr Afon Cottage sits in the very heart of Snowdonia's beautiful National Park and is an excellent base from which to explore the areas many attractions. Ideal for a couple, small family or friends looking for an activity break, the cottage is dog-friendly and warm and cosy all year round.

Lovingly renovated, Glan yr Afon Cottage offers a warm welcome to all its guests with comfy well presented accommodation. Sitting in a peaceful terrace of cottages in Tanygrisiau village (which translates to ‘Under the Steps’) the cottage is nicely placed within easy reach of the village amenities yet tucked away from the main thoroughfare with no traffic passing by.

Standing amongst breathtaking scenery, Glan yr Afon Cottage affords lovely countryside views that encompass the surrounding hills and the Manod mountains to the front of the property. The rocky backdrop of the Moelwyn mountains provide protection to Tanygrisiau from the harsh winter winds, which also affords a southerly aspect and somewhat milder climate 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 Glan yr Afon Cottage, along with good opportunities for golf and fishing. There is a village pub within a twenty minute walk from the front door 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 famous Ffestiniog Narrow Gauge Steam Railway - an award winning attraction and wonderful nostalgic way of discovering the beauty of the area.

Glan yr Afon Cottage is a superb retreat from which to explore Snowdonia and its many attractions. Llechwedd Slate Caverns, Zip World Titan, Zip Caverns and Bounce Below are all 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.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Angie & Rich Aitkenhead joined Independent Cottages in March 2011

Enquire online:


Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Golf Nearby
  • iPod Docking
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Snowdonia)

Accommodation comprises:


  • Cosy comfy sitting room with dining area, exposed beams and inglenook fireplace with multi-fuel stove, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD player, iPod docking station, unlimited Wifi and a small selection of books and DVDs.
  • Well equipped kitchen with electric oven, Gas hob, fridge, washer/dryer and microwave.
  • Well appointed bathroom with shower.


  • Well appointed double bedroom with countryside views.
  • Single bedroom.

Outside: There is a private and enclosed rear patio with garden furniture and an enclosed, gated front paved patio with picnic bench.

Additional information: Off road parking is available for one car adjacent to the cottage (there is also additional parking if needed on a first come, first served basis). In addition to the multi-fuel stove in the lounge the cottage enjoys LPG central heating throughout. Electricity, heating, bed linen, towels and a welcome pack of fuel for the stove are included within the price, along with a complimentary bottle of wine awaiting your arrival! Two well behaved dogs are welcome but the owners ask that you bring beds, towels and blankets for your dog. The cottage is strictly No smoking.

Please note: The arrival time is 4pm onwards, and guests may depart by 10am on the day of departure.

Glan yr Afon Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Single)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £360
To £800
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Paypal, Cheque, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)7760 363351 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Angie & Rich Aitkenhead
Member Since March 2011

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Glan yr Afon Cottage Noticeboard

SPECIAL OFFER THROUGHOUT FEBRUARY 2023 (Subject to Availability)
£68.00 per night, minimum 3 nights
Longer stays of 6 nights or more will be discounted by up to 25% - please enquire

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Glan yr Afon Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 20th January 2024
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