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Self-Catering Tanygrisiau

Bwthyn Afon (River Cottage) Pet-Friendly Cottage in Tanygrisiau, Gwynedd

From: €331 weekly Guests 3 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Bwthyn Afon (River Cottage) Pet-Friendly Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
Bwthyn Afon (River Cottage) is a mid-terraced stone cottage, located on a quiet residential lane in Tanygrisiau near Blaenau Ffestiniog. The cottage sleeps three people in two bedrooms - one double and one single, as well as a shower room. The living accommodation comprises a fitted kitchen, dining area and a sitting area with multi-fuel stove. Outside there is an enclosed rear courtyard and an enclosed front garden with furniture. Off road parking for one car is available opposite the cottage. With lovely scenery and outdoor activities to enjoy on the doorstep, Bwthyn Afon (River Cottage) makes a great base for a couple or small family to enjoy North Wales.

Tanygrisiau was famous for its slate mining, producing a high quality black slate that was used across the world. Its railway station is on the famous Ffestiniog Railway, a narrow gauge railway built to carry slate from the mines down to the sea at Porthmadog; today it is a renowned tourist attraction.

Famous for its choirs, stunning mountain ranges and beautiful valleys, this wonderful country has something for everyone. From Snowdonia in North Wales to the Brecon Beacons and the Pembrokeshire Coast in the South.

DuoHeat 'smart' electric radiators with multi-fuel stove in sitting area. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, Smart TV with free view, DVD player iPod dock, WiFi, selection of DVDs and books. Fuel, power and starter pack for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car opposite cottage, additional parking on first come, first served basis in allocated parking bay opposite cottage. Enclosed gated front courtyard with picnic bench. Enclosed rear courtyard with garden furniture. Two well-behaved dogs welcome (please bring own dog beds and towels). Sorry, no smoking. Shops 1.6 miles, pub 20 mins walk. Lakeside Cafe 3 mins walk. Note: Front garden is gated and enclosed by a 3' 5" stone wall.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fishing
  • Fishing available
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Jordan-francis
September 2020
The owner provides everything to make your stay comfortable.. Great welcome pack. Very clean. Perfect for a relaxing holiday with plenty of walks for the dogs and us. Locals very friendly and lovely quiet location with stunning countryside and views. Beautiful part of the country.
Mr Wye
September 2020
Great place to stay.. Centrally located for the major tourist attractions
Mr Wye, September 2020
February 2020
We booked the cottage in February unfortunately when we arrived the cottage was rather cold so the starter pack of logs and coal did not last long.. The owners kindly left us a few welcome gifts wine cake shortbread bites and crisps. The cottage was well kitted out with basic necessities milk butter tea towels kitchen roll fairy . The Leather sofas were a bit cold also and didn’t appear to have much room esp for two of us on one. Bed was comfortable although there is an Emersion heater or something similar in the cupboard that strikes up when the hot water tap is on. Good on the doorstep walks but the weather was terrible so once we got back to the cottage on an evening we put the fire on and didn’t venture out. Nothing on the doorstep in the way of pubs / shops the lakeside cafe is the only eatery that is ; they open at 9 and do a variety of food we had a breakfast there that was good. Lots of info in the file provided and leaflets of where to go, we visited the slate mine deep under which was 8 min drive away. No phone signal inside the cottage but free wifi so able to keep in contact via that. The pictures and description are what you get I would say probably better to stay once it gets warmer / lighter nights so can do a lot more . Highlight was watching the birds in the bush in the little front yard on a morning some sparrows and a robin. It was warm and cosy once the stove got going.
Miss Wilkinson, February 2020
November 2019
The cottage was well maintained & very clean The starter pack left by the owners was thoughtful & very much appreciated.. The attention to detail was noticed
April 2019
This cottage is located in a lovely place called Tanygrisiau and is an ideal location for discovering Snowdonia and the other attractions in the area such as Harlech Castle, Betwsy-Y-Coed, Black Rock Sands beach, Porthmadog to name a few. Blaneau Ffestiniog for the Steam train is literally just down the road. Zip world & the slate caverns area also close by. There is so much to see & do and the views are just breathtaking. This cottage has been lovingly restored and the owners have put a lot of thought into making their guests welcome. There was a welcome pack consisting of Wine, Juice, Milk, Butter, Cake & biscuits for us on our arrival. Also, doggy bags, treats & blankets for our pets. There is a small back yard and seating in the front garden for a nice sunny day. There is a parking space opposite the cottage and we never had difficulty parking. There is a lovely little cafe just up the road from the cottage where you can enjoy the view of the lake & watch the steam train pass by on its way to Porthmadog. It was great to come back to the cottage, light the burner and chill out after a day of walking (a starter kit of logs & coal provided). We thoroughy enjoyed our time here and have re-booked for next year.
Mr Beverley
April 2019
The cottage was absolutely brilliant.. Fantastically furnished and equipped, great information and spotlessly clean. The instructions to get there and get the key were fine, it was very easy. The only thing that would have improved it was possibly a better shower? The one we had was difficult to get working consistently. Also, in the future, we'll probably stay somewhere we can walk to pubs/restaurants for dinner. There wasn't much near our cottage, but some good venues were within a short drive. We will definitely look at using Sykes again. Very pleased!
Dr Fortune
March 2019
The ease of getting in touch, the thoughtful details, the welcome pack and the spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished, cosy cottage combine to make a very relaxing, ideal place to stay..
Mrs Fullard
March 2019
This dog friendly cottage has been lovingly renovated to a high spec.. Owners have put a lot of thought into making their holidaymakers welcome. The cottage is ideally situated to reach lots of places of interest such as Zip World, slate caverns, Blaneau Ffestiniog railway, Porthmadog, Black Rock Sands Beach, Betwsy-Y-Coed
Mr Hough
February 2019
Wonderful getaway the cottage is set in a great location.. The cottage is lovely and clean very comfortable the welcome pack was lovely and all the little added extras. We really enjoyed our stay lovely walking area and the people are very friendly we sure would return here great value and a perfect home from home.
Mrs Blackburn
November 2018
The cottage was excellent however i think the pictures that are shown when making the booking of the scenary are misleading as they are a distance away..
Mrs Dent
October 2018
A wonderful, cosy cottage set in amazing scenery.. The cottage was very clean and the amenities were very good - the wood/coal stove was very welcoming after a long walk. The welcome gifts were a lovely touch, including the ones for the dog. The cottage is situated with walks on the doorstep such as a circuit walk around the reservoir, and is an ideal place to explore surrounding areas. Wonderful memories of a short holiday.
Mr Hart
September 2018
Very nice cottage in a quiet village.. Walks on the doorstep. Lovely location.
Mrs Buck
August 2018
This welcoming little cottage was ideally placed for all that we did: slate mines and quarry, action activities and Snowdon walk but most especially I was thrilled to be a few minutes walk away from a little station that was a request stop for the steam train to Porthmadog..
Mrs Holliday
June 2018
Lovely cottage in central location with beautiful scenery.. Everything has been thought of and provided including doggy treats. Couldn't find many places near the cottage where we felt safe to let the dog off the lead for a short walk in the morning due to the grazing sheep and lambs. We were warned that the farmers shoot dogs in Wales if they are chasing sheep. But we found some lovely places to walk freely a short drive away. eg Harlech beach, Tan-y-Bwlch Take lots of change for the parking meters. You don't seem to be able to park for less than half a day in a lot of places. Be wary of the Private Car Park opposite Snowdons train station in Llanberis. Automatic parking charges applied by cameras which clock your car registration. Minimum fee of £5.50 even if you don't stay. Snowdonias scenery exceeded all my expectations. Really beautiful and not too crowded in June. Lovely relaxing break.
Mr Kmiec
June 2018
Ideal location able to visit many beautiful places Thoughful welcome package from owners
Mrs Gill
May 2018
Lovely cottage, very quiet setting but easy to get to lots of places.. The owners thought of all the extras which made such a difference to our stay. Good quality kitchen utensils provided and everything lovely and clean. Would stay here again.
Mrs Standing
April 2018
Our second visit to this GORGEOUS cottage.. Won't hesitate to go again. Thanks Angie and Rich xxc
Mrs Hosking
March 2018
The cottage was lovely and clean lots of little things to make holiday good fire .... The cottage was lovely and clean lots of little things to make holiday good fire pack milk in fridge wine and beer even washing up liquid and dog treats for Cassie thank you very much will certainly recommend this place
Mrs Robson
November 2017
Lovely cottage warm and cosy.. Quiet location but with easy access to great walking. Absolutely perfect.
Mrs Patterson
May 2016
This is a fantastic cottage and we will definitely be returning.
Mrs Marshall
July 2015
A real home from home, we will be returning.
Mr Cole
July 2015
We've stayed in many types of accommodation and this is by far the best to date. A superbly equipped accommodation, well decorated and furnished.The owners have done a fantastic job.
Ms O'Donnell
November 2014
The cottage was warm and cosy and the owners had thought about everything we could possibly need. The welcome package was a lovely start to the holiday and the fact they included treats for the dogs too! Would love to go back there again next year. The walks and the beaches we went to were brilliant.
Mrs Sonden
October 2014
The cottage was very homely and comfortable, great to come home to after a day walking or sightseeing. There is lots to do in the area and we also enjoyed relaxing in the cottage in front of the fire in the evenings. The wine and cake was a great welcome gift.
Mrs De Kerbrech
October 2014
Excellent in every way, could not be faulted.
Mr Robinson
September 2014
Splendid scenery and thoughtful appointment of the cottage, the owners could not have done more to ensure we had an enjoyable stay.
Mr Hatcher
August 2014
A great location for Snowdonia and lots of attractions. The Cottage was lovely.
Mr Ullyott
August 2014
The bathroom had a selection of toiletries and the kitchen had condiments, spices, cleaning products etc. It was obvious the owners had tried to think of and provide all the little extras and this was greatly appreciated. All in all one of the nicest cottages we've stayed in.
August 2014
Excellent cottage, excellent owners, great location with plenty to do. Lovely scenery in the surrounding mountains.
Mrs Howarth
May 2014
The cottage was lovely and clean, beautifully furnished - a real home from home and very cosy with the log burning stove. In a great area for exploring all that North Wales has to offer. We would recommend and return.
March 2014
The Cottage was more than we expected, clean, spacious, and a lot of thought supplying tea-sugar-wine etc, and a starter of coal and fuel lighter's, a host of other thing's went into their rental which would please any person, the area is obviously remarkable with scenery etc, as is all of Wales with so much to do, we normally visit Wales in our tourer caravan, but this was a lovely change, and Grandchildren loved every minute of the holiday meeting everyone, but then Blaenau was my home town many years ago, and came back to visit family all around Wales, would recommend this family cottage to anyone, and they wouldn't be disappointed at all
December 2013
This is a lovely little cottage right opposite the river. It has a coal/log burner (the owner leaves some coal and logs for you). Very comfortable and clean. Great location for exploring Snowdonia. Only 5 mins walk from a steam railway station. Cottage is well-equipped with tea bags, coffee, herbs & spices, washing up liquid, toilet roll, etc.
Mrs Wood
October 2013
Excellent cottage. We were very close to the Ffestiniog steam railway which we enjoyed. The transport system from Blaenau by rail and bus means that everybody can enjoy the fantastic scenery. A wonderful home from home, cosy, comfortable and extremely well equipped. We would recommend this cottage to anybody.
Mrs Dawson
October 2013
We enjoyed the property, and thought it was well stocked with everything you could need. All you need to take is yourselves and food.
Mr Osborne
August 2013
Excellent cottage, relaxing holiday, ideal location for exploring North Wales. Great walks from cottage, with walk details left in cottage by owner. Recommend this cottage to friends and family.
June 2013
This cottage had everything we needed. The owners even catered for the dogs. It was in a great location with lots of walks. Would definitely visit again.
Ms Turner
April 2013
Location was great for us, ideal for anyone looking to do the mountain biking trails. Lovely welcome gifts.
Miss Linger
March 2013
A great property, furnished and decorated to a high standard.
December 2012
We arrived at dusk and found the cottage to be more than we expected. Fully equipped, fantastic location absolutely wonderful
Mr Coulson
October 2012
Lovely cottage, wonderfully equipped and met all of our needs.
Mr Hall
October 2012
The area of Snowdonia is a beautiful location to base yourself, as there are so many accessible towns, villages and attractions to visit.
October 2012
Nice cottage, had everything we needed including a drier! In a small village just outside Blaenaeu. Beautifully updated cottage that has a lovely woodburner in the downstairs room. Good area for sightseeing and walking. Lots of industrial heritage about i.e. slateworks. Quiet village but pubs etc about a mile away.
Mrs Taylor
September 2012
The property was fabulous, in a good location for walking with everything you could wish for. It was just like home from home.
Mrs Holley
August 2012
The cottage was excellent; clean, warm, beautifully furnished with everything we needed to make it a home from home. The setting, whilst not far from civilization, was peaceful and very beautiful. Our little dog was made very welcome.
Mrs Maddox
August 2012
Very well equipped cottage, with lots of thoughtful extras.
Mr Steel
August 2012
The cottage was perfect for us. It was the right size and has been newly refurbished. Nice touches, e.g. boxes for packed lunches, map covers. Information pack well above average. Desired location.
Mr Healy
July 2012
Our stay was relaxing. Good Location - quiet and 'out of the way' but with easy access to transport links.
Mr Cartmell
July 2012
Location of the cottage for visiting the area. Character of the cottage. Enjoyed this area of North Wales.
Mrs Gemski
July 2012
The cottage was excellent well supplied with kitchen implements and a basket of toiletries in the bathroom. Spotlessly clean and and packed welcome file. Care had been taken by the owners to think of all the little details to make it a comfortable stay. Excellent base to explore Snowdonia area.
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