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Penllwyn Pet-Friendly Cottage in Tanygrisiau, Gwynedd

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Penllwyn Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
Penllwyn is a detached cottage in the village of Tanygrisiau near to Blaenau Ffestiniog in the Snowdonia National Park. The cottage has one double bedroom, one twin room and a family shower room, making it suitable for four people. The cottage also contains a fitted kitchen and a sitting room with a dining area and a woodburner. Outside, there is roadside parking and an enclosed garden with outdoor furniture and a barbecue. With the steam railway passing right in front of this cottage and the mountains of Snowdonia all around, Penllwyn is a truly characterful cottage in North Wales.

Tanygrisiau was famous for its slate mining and is close Blaenau Ffestiniog, once the capital of slate quarrying. The town stands in an elevated, natural bowl amidst the mountains and has a good variety of shops and pubs.

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.

Electric convector heaters with woodburner in sitting room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio. Electricity and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking (off road parking for loading/unloading only). Secure bike storage. Enclosed, fenced garden with furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 1 mile. Note: This cottage is next to the steam railway line and therefore may experience some associated noise. Note: The road and slate path leading to the cottage are steep.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine

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Mrs Passmore
September 2014
We were delighted with the cottage. It was very clean and comfortable, with easy access to all other places of interest. We will return at some later date.
Miss Steward
January 2015
Fantastic location for all tourist attractions, lovely walks from the cottage and it was nice to watch the steam train pass the enclosed garden. It was very cosy, will recommend to friends and family and hopefully return one day.
Mrs Downes
April 2015
The location is so tranquil and has amazing views. My children (and husband!) loved the steam train coming so close to the house. We loved firing up the log burner each night and the house was just so cosy. We were well located with lovely little villages and towns within an easy drive.
May 2015
It was a beautiful relaxing time in an outstanding location.
Mr Thomson
March 2016
Fantastic cottage with a lovely log stove making it nice and warm in the evenings. Ideal central location to Snowdonia.
May 2015
The cottage was just what we were looking for. A very relaxing experience and a beautiful location.
Mr Butler
April 2015
Lovely cottage and setting.
Mr Hobby
April 2014
Had a good week yet again as been to this cottage in the past and as normal great, great, great! Only downside may be the reception on your mobile or access to the internet but at the end of the day away from it all and it is the place to be - thanks again
Miss Cane
June 2014
The cottage was lovely especially being so close to the Ffestiniog Railway. The cottage had everything we needed.
Mr Hendrick
July 2012
A beautiful little cottage in a great location for walks. Lots of walks from the front door and a short drive away to the big walks like Snowdon. Some shops in the small village were good for most supplies.
Mrs Robertshaw
July 2012
Penllwyn was a beautifully refurbished and presented cottage in a convenient situation for our walking weekend in Snowdonia.
Mrs Lawson
August 2012
Beautiful cottage, great location, lots to do nearby. Fantastic views from cottage, my little boy loved the train going past our door. One of the best holidays we've been on and definitely coming back to Wales again!!!
Mr Hobby
August 2012
A lovely property in a beautiful location. A secure garden for the dog, a quiet location - what else could you ask for? Added attraction - the steam train that runs at the top of the garden - great!
Mr Lane
January 2013
Initial phone call to the caretaker was very informative. Arrived after a long car journey in heavy rain to find cottage very welcoming with Christmas lights and tea/coffee milk etc to hand. Lovely warm cosy cottage. Perfectly suitable for myself, wife and two children aged 6 and 10. Dog loved the enclosed garden. Perfect base to explore local attractions and Snowdonia National Park. The time of year and dismal weather didn't spoil a thing! As promised, details of the Santa train left by the caretaker, which the children thoroughly enjoyed. Would book again and recommend to friends and family.
Mr Massey
April 2013
The actual cottage was superb, location superb and the positioning for travelling to different towns villages walks and beaches was superb. Overall superb. The caretaker was extremely pleasant and helpful as were Sykes themselves. My partner and I are well travelled so expectations where high and Sykes met all of these.
Mr Smith
September 2013
This is an excellent cosy cottage for those who want to get a way from it all and enjoy a slower pace of life, whilst having excellent local amenities. We would definitely recommend the cottage to anyone.
Mrs Clark
October 2013
Lovely location. Good accommodation, just as described. The owner is really helpful, and obviously takes pride in her cottage. Amazing surroundings.
Mrs Voce
October 2013
The cottage was well equipped for all our needs, very warm, clean and cosy. Would recommend to family and friends.
Mrs Franks
November 2013
Cosy cottage. Accurate description.
Miss Evans
December 2013
Liked having the scenery on the door step. Was a nice, pleasant , cosy warm house.
October 2011
The cottage was picturesque and had a little steam train that went right past the door a few times a day, each time tootin his horn. We felt like we were in a book! The mountains are out of this world and during our stay we got to the summit of Snowdon. Every corner we turned we didnt know what we were going to find next! It has the beauty of the mountains and the sea all within 10 miles of each other.
Mr Miles
January 2012
Lovely cottage in a good location. The fact that the railway line runs past the front door is a real novelty and a unique feature of this property. A well presented small cottage ideal for a couple or young family.
April 2015
Having just returned I've had time to reflect on just how beautiful cottage and location is. The Steam train certainty surprised the children and when its raining (or if it stops..) theres a lovely little waterfall just opposite the cottage. Overall if you like a quiet break and don't want to be disturbed by mobile phone etc then this is the place for you. Recommend.
September 2012
A home from home, beautiful cottage, very relaxing. My family enjoyed our week here, the train going past the cottage was great for our little boy.location was good,plenty of things to do,see and visit all within half an hour to an hour away, slate mine was just around the corner, had a great day out there,supermarket and a few take away places only a mile away, very handy.there is a park a few hundred yards along the road past the school, which is great for families. Cottage has everything thing you could think of to make it a most enjoyable stay, a real home from home.
April 2014
The fire was lovely and warm. Kitchen well equipped. A cosy welcoming cottage. Would highly recomend!
Geoff C
August 2014
Two adults stayed for a week with our eleven and nine year old children plus the family dog - everybody had a fantastic week. The cottage was very comfortable, clean and well equipped with everything we needed for a great holiday. Permanent car parking was not available at the cottage (access only) but parking close by on the street presented no problems whatsoever. The cottage is a great base to explore the local hills and we found the abandoned slate mines fascinating. There are loads of small paths and by-ways which it was fun to explore. There are plenty of shops and eateries only a few minutes drive (or train ride!) away in Blaenau Ffestiniog. There is a pub approx 10 mins walk and a great cafe close to the power station, again a ten minute walk.This is also a great location for looking around North Wales - Harlech Castle only half an hour's car ride, we also had a day out on the train to Portmadog and passed within an arm's length of the cottage.
Paul M
August 2014
We stopped in this cottage in April 2014. There were several problems associated with the break. I feel the general description was not informative, the very steep incline to the cottage, would prove unworthy for elder generations. We struggled to find a pub or shop within 1 mile. The fire alarm rang when it liked effective to steam. An antiquated hot water system, a toilet without a toilet brush, apparently not needed said the owner to the trading company. Overfilling recycling bins, I could describe the type of wine and what the diet was of previous vacationers. We had visitations from some furry animals through a hole behind the cooker, they appeared during the night, virtually frightening my wife to death, at 2.00am their appearance was confirmed by serious amounts of droppings. I complained to the letting company about the problems but the owner denied any responsibility because I did not contact her whilst I was on the break. Has anyone tried to use a mobile in North Wales and the internet is non existent. The potential for a nice break was there Snowdon was mounted and other places rediscovered, but a serene base is required, but with the many travails, this could not be achieved. If only if the owner would not hide behind a facade and open up to her clients, that is my criticism and admit possible failings.
Alisoun R
August 2014
Very cosy cottage, with real charm. Front and back gardens really delightful too. Fabulous location for hiking and for enjoying the steam train. The owner clearly takes real pride in looking after the cottage. A real home from home. Thank you for our best holiday ever!
May 2014
We had a lovely stay here over the bank holiday and found the place spotless with a carton of milk waiting for us in the fridge. The location is pretty and the steam train running past the house made our 3 year old deliriously happy. The garden was gated and fenced so we very comfortable letting him play outside on his own. My only problem with the place was that there were some things about it that made it extremely impractical. First of all the parking arrangements and secondly the kitchen. If a place advertises as self catering i think a practical kitchen is a must. The hot water system is very much out of date, no matter how long you tutn the boiler on for what you get when you switch on the hot tap is 30 seconds of scalding water then freezing cold water, making washing a rather painful experience lol. The fridge is unnecessarily small, if the electric heater in the kitchen was moved you could fit a much bigger fridge. The smoke alarm as well is a bit annoying, it is very sensitive(set off by a pan of boiling water if you don't switch on the fan). These are all small things but are a shame as they stop it getting 4 or even 5 stars from me. A very sweet cottage just don't turn up with a week of groceries like we did!
Mr Baker
July 2012
A fantastic location to explore Snowdonia. The Holiday cottage was cosy, and provided all the facilities we needed. The Ffestiniog Railway ran past the cottage, there were great views of the mountains and lots of good walking routes. I would definitely recommend.
diane harker
December 2011
we stayed here for our honeymoon! we set off late afternoon so as we were driving into wales it was pitch black! little did we know what we were driving through! we moved in by torch light and un packed! we decided we would order a pizza haha little chance of that as all the takeaways shut at 9.30pm so had to settle for champagne that the owners had left us, when we woke up the next morning i stuck my head out the sky window and nearly fell off the bed! the views were absolutly amazing!!! mountains and fantastic scenery everywhere i looked. there is no where on this earth i would have rather woke up that morning. there is also a little train that runs past the cottage just 6 foot away from the door that toots its horn when it passes, it was like something you only read about in books! over the week we went down the slate mines, climbed snowdon, went to bangor, went to llandudno, climbed another mountain, this was my favourite, every corner we walked around gave us another fantastic view and there were ruins everywhere, old slate cottages still stand as though the people had just upped and left everything as it was, fireplaces still in tact etc, we couldnt believe what we were seeing, we will never forget our honeymoon and i would recomend this cottage without a doubt
Mr Jarvis
September 2011
An excellent cottage which was very nicely decorated and furnished. There were some really nice touches like tea, coffee and milk left in the kitchen. We also appreciated the DVD's in the lounge. The wood burner is great and the initial wood supply thoughtful.
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