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Swn yr Afon

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7 Nights  

  • £460  to  £1300

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Short Breaks From

  • £130 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

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£665 Sat, 25 Jun 2022
7 nights - Save £110 - 3 night short break also available - please enquire

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    4 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Swn yr Afon

Renovated in 2021 this stunning cottage is located in the pretty Welsh village of Tanygrisiau, lying just one mile from the larger historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, now a UNESCO World Heritage site in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales. This lovely end of terrace cottage is set in a quiet location and overlooking fields and a river close by, it is the perfect spot to relax and unwind as you enjoy the peace and tranquillity. This lovely end of terrace cottage will not disappoint and provides the perfect base for your holiday or short break. Furnished to a high standard with a modern and stylish interior whilst complimenting the characteristics of an 18th Century cottage. Sleeping six guests in four bedrooms, and with a cosy wood burning stove, Smart TVs in every bedroom and a south facing patio, Swn yr Afon is perfect for families and friends looking to explore this beautiful corner of North Wales.

With a range of adventurous activities, wonderful walks and bike rides and family friendly attractions on the doorstep, Swn yr Afon is perfectly located for anyone wanting to get out and about to explore the spectacular scenery within the Snowdonia National Park. Lace up your walking books to explore the local trails around the Tanygrisiau Reservoir or the Manod mountains, or head a little further afield to the impressive peak of Mount Snowdon. Mountain bikers will be spoilt for choice with the fantastic downhill tracks and trails two miles away at Antur Stiniog or head to the infamous trails at Coed y Brenin. Other day trips include visiting the famous Italianiate village of Portmeirion, testing your metal at Zip World Titan and Bounce Below or take a tour deep underground into Llechwedd’s mine. For those who can't resist a trip to the seaside, the stunning beaches at Harlech and Black Rock Sands are less than half an hour away and there are several CADW heritage sites waiting to be explored.

There are a good range of amenities close by including a village pub and shop within a twenty minute walk, or The Lakeside café a two minute stroll away. Just a mile and a half away, the historic mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog has a good choice of places to eat, shops and pubs, as well as the award winning Ffestiniog Narrow Gauge Steam Railway. You can also go fishing in one of the local lakes or play golf in Betws-y-Coed or Porthmadog.

With bookings available all year round and short breaks available outside peak season, it is always a good time to visit Snowdonia. Swn yr Afon is one of four holiday cottages in the same terrace in Tanygrisiau. Please contact the owners to enquire about renting more than one cottage.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Angie & Rich Aitkenhead joined Independent Cottages in March 2011


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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Waterside Location
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (Snowdonia)

Accommodation comprises:

Attractive end of terrace stone cottage situated on a quiet residential lane overlooking fields in the Snowdonia National Park. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • The cosy sitting room, with a wood burning stove and comfy leather sofas is the perfect spot for relaxing at the end of the day. Flick on the 50 inch Smart TV or snuggle down next to the fire with a good book.
  • It is a pleasure to cook in the modern kitchen with sleek units, an induction hob, a double electric oven and grill, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. The dining area seats four.
  • Utility room with a washing machine and tumble drier.
  • Family bathroom with double ended bath, wash basin and WC.


  • All four bedrooms are on the first floor. Two of the bedrooms have super king size beds and the two smaller rooms have one single bed each. All bedrooms are made up for the arrival of guests and have Smart TVs.
  • Contemporary shower room with shower, wash basin and WC.

Outside: Enclosed south facing courtyard at the front of the house has a picnic bench. Lockable bike storage and off road parking for two cars.

Additional Information: Bed linen, towels, tea towels, central heating and WiFi are included. Sorry, no pets and no smoking.

Please Note: The arrival time is 4pm onwards on the day of arrival and departure is no later than 10am on departure day.

Swn yr Afon Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 4 bedrooms (2 Super King & 2 Single)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £460
To £1300
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)1766 831981 before paying by bank transfer.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

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Angie & Rich Aitkenhead
Member Since March 2011

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Last Minute Offers

Sat, 25 Jun 2022 for 7 nights, £665
Save £110. 3 night short break also available - please enquire
Sat, 9 Jul 2022 for 7 nights, £740
Save £100.
Sat, 16 Jul 2022 for 7 nights, £860
Save £120.
Sat, 13 Aug 2022 for 7 nights, £1050
Save £100.

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Swn yr Afon 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 16th May 2022