Glan yr Afon Cottage - Snowdonia, Sleeps 4
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Glan yr Afon Cottage - Tanygrisiau, Gwynedd, Snowdonia, Wales - Sleeps 4

Glan yr Afon Cottage

A lovely 18th century miner’s cottage sleeping four 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 the Snowdonia National Park and is an excellent base from which to explore the areas many attractions. Ideal for couples, families 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 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 dining area
  • Sitting room with Inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove
  • Glan yr Afon Cottage
  • Lovely beamed sitting room with dining area
  • Well appointed kitchen with gas hob
  • Well-equipped kitchen
  • Double bedroom with Catherine Lansfield bedding
  • Glan yr Afon Cottage
  • Single room with pull out guest bed, can sleep 2 comfortably, great for children
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • River across from Glan yr Afon Cottage
  • Tanygrisiau Lake - 2 minute walk away
  • Cwmorthin Lake - a great walk
  • Zipworld Titan - 5 min drive away
  • Zipworld Velocity - 30 min ddrive away
  • Tanygrisiau Lake - 2 min walk away
  • Fantastic beaches for the dogs


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

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Accommodation comprises:


  • Cosy comfy lounge with beams on the ceiling, inglenook fireplace housing a multi-fuel stove, LCD FreeSat television/DVD player and iPod docking station with radio.
  • 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 with guest bed that can be pulled out if needed.

Outside: There is a small courtyard at the back of the cottage with table and chairs and an enclosed garden area to the front with bench and table (including sun umbrella) to sit out.

Additional information: Off road parking is available for one car is available 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 your own dog beds, towels and blankets. The cottage is strictly No smoking. Short breaks (minimum of three nights) start from £163.00 subject to availability.

Please note: The arrival time is 5pm onwards, and guests may depart by 12 noon on the day of daparture.

Prices for 7 nights:
Low Season from £220
Mid Season from £315
High Season from £480
Peak Season £560

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

Bedroom configuration:
Sleeps 4 people in 2 bedrooms (1 Double, 1 Single with extra pull-out bed)

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

Glan yr Afon Cottage joined Independent Cottages in March 2011

Owner's Other Properties

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Bwthyn Afon - Tanygrisiau, Snowdonia, sleeps 3

Bwthyn Ger Afon - Tanygrisiau, Snowdonia, sleeps 2

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!!

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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!!