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Crud yr Awel

Cosy, comfy living room
Certificate of Excellence
58 reviews
Cosy, comfy living room
Romantic Edwardian bedroom
Patio terrace with mountain views
Time for tea!
Gas-fired 'woodburner'-type stove
Fully-equipped, modern kitchen
Fully-equipped modern kitchen
Recently renovated bathroom with excellent shower pressure
Twin bedroom
A small cot is provided.  measuring 55x90 cm, height from mattress to top of the rail is 40cm.
Toys and teddies
Summer blooms in the terraced garden (steep steps)
Help yourself to herbs growing by the back door
Crud yr Awel / Cradle of the Breeze
View of the Moelwyn mountains from the rear terraced garden
Nearby Portmeirion Italianate village
Llanberis Pass, Snowdonia
Black Rock Sands, Porthmadog
Caernarfon Castle
Slate locomotive on display in Blaenau Ffestiniog
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms , 1 Bathroom , Sleeps 4
Blaenau Ffestiniog, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales
Interaction with guests
The keys are kept in a key safe by the front door and you will be sent to code 48 hours before your stay. The owner lives locally, but sometimes works away during the week. However there is a local housekeeping and maintenance team who are always available if there are any problems. Contact details for the owner and for emergencies are in the information folder in the cottage. Also, brochures and leaflets about the huge range of local attractions and activities are in the cottage.
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Reviews from our community
Excellent - based on 58 reviews
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1 review
Reviewed 17 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

This was our first time visiting wales, staying in a cottage instead of a caravan near a beach. We could not fault the cottage, it was everything we imagined it would be, the kitchen was fully equipped and having a washing machine was an added bonus, we didn't even miss having T.V channels as we sat down and watched DVDs...

Management response:

I am so glad you enjoyed your first visit to Wales and found lots of fun and interesting things to do. Thank you for such a lovely review of the cottage, I have tried to make it a home from home. I'd love to welcome you back one day.


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Reviewed 13 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017

We enjoyed our stay at MaryAnn's cottage. Location was central in our travels north and south of the national park. Nearby attractions include the slate caverns and railway. The cottage itself felt like real home with a full kitchen, washer/dryer, hair dryer and heaps of board games/dvds to pass time. The goodies hamper was very helpful with hiking snacks and...

Management response:

Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in the cottage. Please do come back any time :)


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Tampere, Finland
Reviewed 11 July 2017 for a stay in June 2017

Management response:

I am so glad you were cosy and comfortable and had everything you needed to enjoy your stay. Thank you very much for this lovely review and please do come and stay again.


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  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • Cooker
  • Dining Seats (4)
  • Dishwasher
  • Double Beds:(1)
  • Dryer
  • DVD Player
  • Freezer
  • Full Baths (1)
  • Grill
  • Hairdryer
  • Highchair
  • Internet Access
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room Seats (4)
  • Microwave
  • Mountain Views
  • Outdoor Dining Area
  • Parking
  • Private Garden
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    1 Full bath
    1 Full
    2 Twins
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Dates Min stay Per night Per week
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Additional Rate and Availability Information
Prices shown are for 1 week. Shorter stays are available: weekends, long weekends and mid-week breaks, with a minimum of 3 nights. Contact the owner for details.
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About the neighbourhood
As the former 'slate capital of Wales' Blaenau Ffestiniog has a strange, compelling beauty. Screes of broken slate tumble down steep-sided mountains, mixing with Snowdonia's natural grandeur. Glimpse into Blaenau's unique history at the Llechwedd Slate Caverns, one of Wales's most successful tourist attractions. Make a day of it and travel here by the narrow-gauge Ffestiniog Railway from Porthmadog. Bring your bike/s – a new lakeside cycle trail along Tanygrisiau Lake and a specialist mountain biking downhill route at Llechwedd, opened in 2012. Recent town centre improvements have revitalised the shopping area and Britain's first pedal-powered velorail attraction, connecting Blaenau Ffestiniog with Trawsfynydd, opens soon. Nearby is the charming Italianate village o... more
Getting around
In addition to the Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railway, the Blaenau Ffestiniog railway station has standard rail links to Llandudno Junction for direct trains to Cardiff, Chester, London and Manchester.
Local buses run to Porthmadog (via Minfordd for Portmeirion) and Dolgellau.
There are two local taxi firms, whose contact details are in the information folder in the cottage.
Car advised
How to get there
From London (approx. 250 miles, allow 5 hours):

1. Take your best route to M25
2. M25 at J16 take the M40 (north, towards Birmingham and Oxford) and stay on it until it joins the M42
3. When you reach M42 you can go in either direction (west or east), my preference is to go west to the M5 (going around Birmingham from the south), but you can also take the M42 east (and go around Birmingham from the north).
4. If you take M42 west, when you reach the M5 take the north direction, towards M6 which you will join (northbound) after about 12 miles; if you take M42 east, when you join the M6 take the north-westerly direction.
5. Follow the M6 until you reach junction 10A and then take the exit for M54
6. Take the M54 to the end, where it becomes A5.
7. Follow the A5 past Shrewsbury towards Oswes...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, Horse Riding Nearby, Nearest Beach: 20.0 km.
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