Located in the village of Llan Ffestiniog in the magnificent Snowdonia National Park, this Welsh cottage has one double bedroom. Hen Aelwyd Yr Urdd was originally built over a hundred years ago and has been sympathetically converted to offer accommodation for up to 2 people; a haven for couples looking to get away from it all. Much of its original character has been preserved through exposed beams, an inglenook fireplace and an open fire. There is parking available, and some local amenities are only a short walk away. The cottage is perfectly situated for access to other attractions, such as the North-West Welsh coast and nearby caves.
Amenities: Electric heating with multi-fuel stove. Electric oven & hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, TV with FreeSat, combi DVD/CD, iPod dock with radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Electricity & starter pack of fuel for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Complimentary bottle of wine provided. Roadside parking available 50 yards from property (can park outside cottage to unload only). Lockable bike storage. Rear gravelled area with table & chairs. Two well-behaved dogs welcome (please bring own dog beds & towels). Sorry, no smoking. Village shop & pub 2 mins walk. Note: Property is opposite a small, quiet local authority storage yard, which is well kept with views extending towards the Moelwyn mountains. Note: Shower is over a bath but due to hot water tank capacity showers only are advisable. Note: Babes-in-arms only.
Region: 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.
Town: Llan Ffestiniog is a picturesque village in Gwynedd, just 3 miles south of Blaenau Ffestiniog, in North Wales. The village itself is made up of rows of dark stone and slate-roofed houses. There are a few shops and chapels, but it is the dramatic scenery that really stands out; to the east there are the rolling moor-lands of the Migneint, whilst to the south and west is the beautiful Vale of Ffestiniog, a valley of thick woodland that plays host to a number of bubbling rivers and green meadows. Attractions near the village include the Rhaesdr Cynfal waterfalls and the remains of the Tomen-y-MÃ»r Roman fort and amphitheatre. The Cynfal waterfalls are part of the Ceunant Cynfal Nature Reserve. There is a large pillar shaped rock above the falls, known as Huw Llwyd's pulpit, named after a 17th century wizard or preacher. The Nature Reserve is Site of Scientific Importance, housing many animals and plants that can only survive where there are old trees and a moist atmosphere.
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 10/24/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | diana and steve richardson
We would recommend this little cottage for a very pleasant stay in Wales. It has everything you could possibly need. Location is good not to far from beautiful
beaches and wonderful scenery.
If wehave another visit to Wales we would definitely consider staying here.
delightful little cottage
Left on 12/02/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Jean
This cottage was a delightful little cottage with every detail taken care of. All the information you needed for a good break was to hand without having to find the nearest tourist infotmation office. Trul delightful
Great value and close to all areas of Snowdonia
Left on 09/16/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Steve Jenkins
This is wonderful little cottage and is great value for money. Although the village has few facilities Blaenau is a stones throw away and has most things.
It is close to all the wonderful areas and attractions of Snowdonia including the coast. Highly recommended.
Mrs F Consterdine
Left on 08/18/2011 for a stay in June 2011 | Mrs F Consterdine
We were very impressed with the level of quality and thought that went into the cottage. Onour arrival it was lovly to find that there was a welcome pack for our dog as well as for us.over all it was a lovely holiday
totally relaxing break
Left on 01/13/2011 for a stay in November 2010 | jeff aston
lovely cosy cottage, excellent location, great reception from the owner, very clean and tidy.
Liz and Stu
A lovely rural gettaway, good value for money.
Left on 09/24/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Liz and Stu
Arrived to find a lovely bottle of wine, chocolate and biscuits waiting for us! Lovely after a long trip from Oxfordshire. We had a lovely week, the log burner kept us cosy (even in July it was chilly!) The only thing that we had any kind of gripe about was the that the bed was very creaky and as soon as either one of us moved, the creaking was so bad that the other woke up!
We also heard a few 'bumps in the night' which we couldn't explain but these noises weren't alarming just strange. Kind of added to the charm of the place. The weather was rubbish so it was lovely to return in the evening to Hen aelwyd Yr Urdd. Would love to return one day and will recommend to friends, thanks...
cosy little cottage
Left on 09/20/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | angela b
Had all mod cons you could have in the cottage, very nice break that me and my partner had back in July, although we had some noise from the yard opposite that would sometimes wake us up in the morning when we wanted to have lie-in and also found not being able to park our car near to the cottage was a disadvantage due to the fact there was a slope in the road going on to the main road. We also had trouble with the flushing of the toilet as it took 7 to 8 minutes to re-flush if your partner had an urgent use for it
Left on 09/15/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Sylvia
Place was excellent and very clean. Parking not so good, and pity there was no eating places or pubs in the village, I think we should have been told this in advance.
Tean, Staffordshire Moorlands
Left on 05/28/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | Sylviann
We arrived in the evening and found a very charming cottage with beams and a wood burning fire. The owners had left some lovely welcoming gifts, birthday card, bottle of wine.
The cottage was very clean and a great location for walking in the area.
A lovely cottage for a quiet, relaxing break for two.
The perfect Valentine's weekend
Left on 04/15/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | Zelda
We had a wonderful time at this cottage, which started with the welcome gifts left by the owners - wine, Welsh cakes, a heart balloon and card. The log burning stove and the comfort of the cottage made it the perfect romantic getaway.
The local area was very scenic and also accessible to Snowdonia tourist attractions. The owners had left plenty of information on both the cottage and on the local area for our use.
A definite on our 'must visit again' list.
Perfect end to our holiday
Left on 12/14/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | Daisy Wight
Our stay was great from start to finish. The description of the property was accurate and the directions very good. This is a lovingly cared for property and the owners took great care in welcoming guests and providing information about the property and places to visit. We most liked the comfort the property provided. The distance from Snowdonia was the only disadvantage but that did not spoil our holiday.
Steve & Tess
Farrington Gurney, Bristol
Nice break in cosy cottage.
Left on 12/04/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | Steve & Tess
Small compact cottage that is tastefully decorated and contained everything you could possibly need; along with welcoming bottle of wine and chocolates. The location was a little off the beaten track but made the perfect base for exploring Snowdonia and the local area. Unfortunately the local pub had closed which means a bit of a drive if you want eat out in the evening but the food was good wherever we ate. We particularly recommend the Grapes Hotel in Maentwrog and the Indian Restaurant in Blaenau Ffestiniog (eat in or take away).
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