Hen Aelwyd yr Urdd sleeps two guests and is a charming Welsh cottage that provides a cosy retreat for couples at any time of the year. Offering compact and comfortable dog-friendly accommodation the cottage is an ideal base for exploring the area at anytime of the year.
The cottage is located in the village of Llan Ffestiniog and is presented and maintained to a high standard throughout. It sits in a peaceful position away from passing traffic and is within walking distance of the village shop/post office and a pub. Blaenau Ffestiniog is located nearby (three miles) and offers an insight into the areas industrial heritage being one of the historic slate mining towns. Today it offers a good choice of places to eat, shops, pubs, petrol station, leisure centre with pool and the renowned Ffestiniog Narrow Gauge Steam Railway. A popular award winning attraction, the railway provides access to the harbour town of Porthmadog and is a wonderful nostalgic way of discovering the beauty of the area.
Standing amongst spectacular scenery, the surrounding area offers a diverse attractions with open moorland to the east of the Migneint, and the beautiful Vale of Ffestiniog with its densely wooded valley to the south and west. There are plenty of opportunities for enjoying fantastic walks from the front door including one particular favourite to Cynfnal Falls - a stunning attraction just a short walk from the cottage. Golf and fishing opportunities are also good in the area, as are opportunities for cyclists with the Coed y Brenin, one of the country's top mountain bike centres within easy driving distance (thirty minutes).
A warm welcome awaits at The Pengwern Arms, the local coaching inn that has been bought by the community. The Grapes Inn is another popular choice with its restaurant and is just two miles from the cottage.
Sitting in an elevated position at the top of the Vale of Ffestiniog, Llan Ffestiniog is an ideal base from which to explore the areas many attractions and is also a nice place for a relaxing break. As well as the Ffestiniog narrow gauge steam railway, the Llechwedd slate caverns are just three miles from the cottage and a little further afield are numerous CADW heritage sites, lovely beaches and the Portmeirion Italianate village just eight miles away.
Angie & Rich Aitkenhead joined Independent Cottages in March 2011
Outside: Small back yard with outdoor seating and an external utility cupboard which houses the tumble dryer.
Additional Information: There is parking available on the roadside approximately fifty yards from the cottage and you can park in front of the cottage to unload when you arrive. In addition to the multi fuel stove in the lounge the cottage enjoys electric central heating. Electricity, welcome pack of fuel for the stove, bed linen, towels, tea towels and a complimentary bottle of wine upon arrival are included. Two well behaved dogs are welcome but please bring dog beds, towels and blankets. The cottage is strictly No smoking. Short breaks (minimum of three nights) start from £113.00 subject to availability.
Please note: The property is adjacent to a quiet and small storage yard run by the local authority which is screened from view.
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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!!