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Gwalia cottage: Dog friendly quarryman's cottage in the heart of Snowdonia!

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2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Blaenau Ffestiniog, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales
Gwalia Cottage is a 19th Century quarryman's cottage, just outside the famous slate town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, and within walking distance of Zip World and Bounce Below! Surrounded by breath-taking scenery, wonderful walks, steam trains( you can even hear the whistle blow from the garden!), castles to explore and glorious beaches to relax on, Gwalia Cottage will make an ideal base from which to explore spectacular Snowdonia!

The cottage sleeps up to 4 people in 2 Bedrooms: 1 Double with beams and a feature fireplace, and 1 Twin which has it's own shower area! The upstairs bathroom has a bath, separate shower cubicle, wash basin and toilet.
The living room has a feature fireplace, beams, 2 leather sofa's, WI-FI throughout, 32' TV. DVD player and a selection of DVD's to browse through. The cottage has HIVE central heat...
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Listing #HL8733642
About the Owner
Susan B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2017
Interaction with guests
The key for Gwalia Cottage is in a key box on the right hand side of the porch. The code will be sent out to you the week before you arrive.There is a guest folder, inside the cottage, with information relating to local attractions, eating places, shopping and local amenities. Also in the folder you will find information on all the appliances in the cottage. Our contact details are also there, if you need to get hold of us.
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Reviewed 22 August 2018

Lovely cottage, owner has thought of everything, very clean & fresh. Very comfy beds & sofa! Great location for exploring, you can walk to the Slate Caverns, recommend the Forest Coaster, good value, Titan zip wire is a must. As parking is on a busy...More

Thank SMoran11
Reviewed 8 August 2018

Gwalia Cottage is a well equipped and comfortable pet friendly cottage. The property was easy to find and instructions from the owner were timely and very useful. We had a very enjoyable stay and would recommend and enjoy another stay in future too.

Thank Catie F
Management response:Responded 21 August 2018

Hi Catie, thank you for your lovely comments. We would love it if you would come and stay with us again soon.

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Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

This beautiful little cottage was an absolute gem of a find. The location was great for all our booked activities (velocity, rafting, bounce below, Snowdon). It was so clean and comfortable and a lovely base to rest and recover. There was everything we needed in...More

Thank Krisatkinson2015
Management response:Responded 4 August 2018

Hi Kris, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! We are so glad your enjoyed your stay at Gwalia Cottage. Sounds as if you packed in a lot too!! I hope that you will come back and visit us again very soon. Best wishes,...More

  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (5)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Fireplace
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Housekeeping Included
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (5)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Toaster
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Not kid-friendly
    Pets allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
Unsuitable for children, under the age of 5 years, due to steep garden steps. Children must be supervised at all times when in the garden. May also be unsuitable for the infirm...
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    2 Twins
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About the neighbourhood
Gwalia Cottage is in a perfect location for visiting Snowdonia and it's wonderful coastline. We are in walking distance of the town and Zip World..the fastest in Europe!, and Bounce Below where you can jump on trampolines in underground caverns! Bring your bikes and travel down paths which were once used for transporting the slate from the quarries. We are surrounded by mountains and glorious walks, the beaches at Black Rock Sands and Harlech are on a 20 minute drive away.
Getting around
We would recommend a car, just because there is so much to see in the area! but local transport is good. Why not catch the steam train, from the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, and travel to the bustling town of Porthmadog? National trains also run from Blaenau Ffestiniog to London, Chester and Llandudno. Buses also run frequently from the town centre to Porthmadog and the surrounding area.
Car advised
How to get there
Railway: Blaenau Ffestiniog: 1.0 km
Gwalia Cottage is situated on a quite stretch of the A470, which makes it ideal for touring the surrounding area and beyond!
If you are coming from the M5/M6/M54 direction keep heading towards Llangollen on the A5. Make your way towards Betws-y-Coed , then take the A470 towards Dolgellau. Drive through the pretty village of Dolwynddelan( and it's castle!) and travel down the hill, past the LLechwedd Slate Caverns, and Gwalia Cottage is approx. 400 yards on the left hand side, with the blue porch. Please note: There is no designated parking for the cottage but you can usually park on the opposite side of the road. Please take care when crossing.
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Watersports Nearby.
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