Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Well it's been a while since our last blog. We have been so busy renovating the new cottage, which we are pleased to say is nearly finished. The bedroom is fantastic, really spacious and light and the bathroom is turning out better than we'd hoped with it's double ended 'his and hers' bath. We have had a few ups and downs but has been well worth the blood and sweat, and yes many many tears!! A real mix of weather has helped and hindered, a dusting of snow mean't we got the chance to try out the new multi fuel wood burning stove, lovely and toasty warm. Billy (our dog) just took everything in his stride, as usual. He loves 'helping' us and really enjoyed the sunshine we had a couple of weeks ago. The Moelwyn mountains look stunning all year round but there is something majestic about them when there is a dusting of snow on the peaks.

Friday, 10 August 2012

Things are moving along at the new cottage now, which by the way, we think is going to be named Bwthyn Ger Afon which means Riverplace Cottage. The upstairs bedroom has been gutted ready for a re-wire and some plastering work. It's going to be a really spacious bedroom with kingsize bed, lush soft furnishings and the fireplace will be fitted once it has been sand blasted and painted and brought back to it's former glory. We came by this fireplace last year and just knew it would come in handy one day!!

Wednesday, 1 August 2012

We are so excited about our newest cottage, we exchanged contracts and completed yesterday and are really looking forward to renovating the little place. It has been neglected over the years and needs quite a bit doing to it to get it up to the finish and standard we aim for with all our other cottages. As things move along we will, of course, keep you up to date with pictures etc. It's going to be a really beautiful 1 bed cottage by the time we have finished with it, and are really looking forward to doing the place up. Watch this space...............

The potted plant was left at Hen Aelwyd yr Urdd as a little thank you from Miss Cartwright, her 2nd visit, and the biscuits where left with a thank you card at Bwthyn Glan yr Afon. It's really nice to know that our guests really appreciate all our attention to detail and the little touches. Makes all our efforts and hardwork worth while.

Wednesday, 30 May 2012

Well I know it's only May but we have to think ahead!! Took delivery of next winter's logs yesterday. Some of our log stores are still taken up with last winter's logs so we have had to improvise and make good use of the greenhouse!! Should keep all our guests toasty and warm.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Went to Bwthyn Afon & Bwthyn Glan yr Afon yesterday evening, the sun was shining, it was lovely. Took these two pictures of the open countryside and river the cottages over look.

Monday, 28 May 2012

New Website

Well, we are happy to announce the launch of our new website, we are still tweaking things a little here and there but otherwise it's up & running. Please feel free to have a look and browse the site at www.ffestiniogholidaycottages.co.uk

We're all very excited to have the Olympic torch passing through Ffestiniog today. It will pass through Llan Ffestiniog on its way to Blaenau Ffestiniog and then it will travel down the valley to Porthmadog on the Ffestiniog Steam Railway.

Friday, 18 May 2012

We're very excited to be welcoming our first guests to Bwthyn Afon for a short break, arriving today. The cottage is looking good and is as ready as it will ever be. We're sure our guests will have a great stay and we hope they leave us some lovely comments that we can share with you.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Well the new website for Ffestiniog Holiday Cottages is under construction and should be available soon. The website will show off our cottages together with full details and availability calanders and the latest news and going's on in the local area. We'll keep you informed of any special offers as well as any last minute deals that may be available too.

Tuesday, 8 May 2012

Bwthyn Glan yr Afon is a delightful 18th century miner's cottage which has been sympathetically renovated is a hhigh standard whilst still retaining many character features such as exposed stone inglenook with slate lintel and hearth housing a multi fuel stove and exposed beams throughout the lounge. The seperate kitchen is well appointed & there is a modern downstairs bathroom. Upstairs there are two well appointed bedrooms, the front double bedroom has a lovely outlook over the nearby river and fields towards mountainous scenery and the rear single bedroom can also accommodate a guest bed making it a cost twin bedded room. The front garden is enclosed and gated and there is a small rear courtyard. Ideally situated for walks, lakes and waterfalls and all the attractions the Snowdonia National Park has to offer.

Hen Aelwyd yr Urdd is a delightful cosy cottage tucked away from the main throughfare and away from any busy passing traffic. Situated in the village of Llan Ffestiniog in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, it is ideally situated to explore the attractions the area has to offer. The cottage is open plan downstairs with a cosy living area with character features such as the inglenook fireplace housing a multi fuel stove and exposed beams extending to the kitchen area which is well equipped. Upstairs has a shower room and a well appointed double bedroom. A romantic retreat for couples.

Just thought you'd like to see what our cottages have to offer, this is Bwthyn Afon, our newest cottage. It is openplan downstairs with a lovely inglenook housing a multi fuel stove on a raised hearth, the kitchen area is well equipped and upstairs has two bedrooms, a double and a single and a shower room. There is a small rear enclosed courtyard with small outbuilding and at the front of the cottage is an enclosed gated garden with secure bike storage.

Saturday, 5 May 2012

A Beautiful Day in Ffestiniog, Snowdonia

Well it's a beautiful day here in Ffestiniog, Snowdonia. The Moelwyn mountain range and Stwlan Dam look amazing. There are so many fantastic walks here and some of the most dramatic scenery you'll ever see. So glad our guests will be arriving to some decent weather, who said it always rains in Blaenau!!

Friday, 4 May 2012

Welcome / Croeso

Ffestiniog Holiday Cottages provide superb accommodation, our cottages are finished to a high standard and are well appointed and equipped providing the ultimate cosy holiday retreat and base for exploring this beautiful area and countryside.

Our cottages are situated in the Vale of Ffestiniog, in the Heart of the Snowdonia National Park, and each offer very different accommodation.
Hen Aelwyd yr Urdd - Set in the popular village of Llan Ffestiniog in the magnificent Snowdonia National Park, this pretty Welsh cottage dates back over a hundred years, and is the perfect cosy retreat for couples seeking a romantic getaway. Offering compact and comfortable accommodation, the cottage boasts a splendid inglenook fireplace complete with fantastic multi fuel stove, exposed beams, and upstairs, a spacious and inviting double bedroom and a modern shower room. Village facilities are all within walking distance and the thriving town of Blaenau Ffestiniog is only 3 miles away. There are a wealth of activities available to the visitor in the surrounding area with great walking and climbing, fascinating caverns to explore and the beautiful North Wales coastline less than half an hour’s drive away. A character cottage that is sure to delight at any time of the year. An ideal holiday base.
Sleeps 2

Glan yr Afon Cottage - A delightful, 18th century, stone built miners cottage in the village of Tanygrisiau with views of the Manod mountains and a back drop of the Moelwyn mountains, in the village of Tanygrisiau, Nr. Blaenau Ffestiniog. Successfully renovated and retaining much original character, Glan yr Afon cottage boasts a welcoming sitting room with an impressive stone Inglenook fireplace with warming multi-fuel stove, creating a cosy relaxing atmosphere. Surrounded by wonderful mountains, Glan yr Afon cottage is perfect for lovely scenic walks and mountain biking, or enjoying outdoor pursuits such as canoeing and climbing at Plas y Brenin National Mountain Centre, bike trails at Coed-y-Brenin, one of the best mountain bike centres in Britain, discovering the magnificent slate caverns at Blaenau Ffestiniog, or visiting bustling Porthmadog with its individual shops, inviting eateries and colourful marina. With the enormous beach at Black Rock Sands, the picturesque National Trust Bodnant Gardens and the majesty of Mount Snowdon all within easy reach, Glan yr Afon cottage is the perfect, all year round holiday retreat.
Sleeps 3 / 4

Bwthyn Afon - A charming 18th century miner’s holiday cottage.  Set in a quiet location overlooking fields and nearby river & only a few minutes walk away from the Ffestiniog Steam Train railway station in Tanygrisiau.  Bwthyn Afon, meaning River Cottage has recently undergone extensive renovation whilst retaining original character features such as the impressive inglenook fireplace with a multi fuel stove set on a raised slate hearth, and exposed beams in the lounge area, and reproduction paneling to the open staircase. The kitchen area is well equipped and modern in styling with spotlighting, whilst retaining a country cottage look and feel to it. Situated amongst some dramatic scenery in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park, the cottage exudes a warm friendly welcome and is ideally situated for exploring the area and attractions that Snowdonia has to offer. There are some fantastic walks, lakes & waterfalls from the cottage, and the area is great for fishing, golfing & mountain biking. The slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog is only 1.5 miles away and offers an array of eating establishments, pubs, shops, chemist, petrol station/garage & leisure centre/swimming pool. Blaenau Ffestiniog is also the home of the World Famous Ffestiniog Narrow gauge Steam railway which links to the harbour town of Porthmadog.

Our cottages welcome dogs (max' 2 well behaved dogs). Starter pack of fuel for multi fuel stoves included in rent, all electricity, linen and towels included in rent. Complimentary bottle of wine & welcome gift on arrival.

We shall look forward to hearing from you and hope we will have the pleasure of welcoming you to one of our cottages in the very near future.