A lovely, stone-built, end-terrace cottage, situated on the edge of the popular town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park. An ideal cottage for a couple or small family looking to enjoy a relaxing break in this beautiful part of North Wales, Manod View provides an great base and offers comfortable and spacious accommodation, enhanced by high ceilings. Decorated and furnished with taste and flair offering a warm and welcoming ambience. A tastefully furnished sitting room offering comfortable leather sofas and a warming real flame gas fire is ideal to relax in front of after a busy day exploring the area, along with French doors which lead through to a separate dining room and onto a fully fitted kitchen with modern, oak block worktops; it?s well-equipped for all your needs. Upstairs are two bedrooms, with a stylish and chic king-size bedroom and a cosy single, as well as a spacious, modern bathroom with double-ended bath, perfect for a soak after a long day on the mountains. On a warm summer's evening, why not sit outside in the enclosed terraced garden and enjoy a relaxing drink, whilst taking in the craggy hillside views and natural waterfall as the sun goes down behind the Moelwyn Mountains? Or get the early morning sun at the front and enjoy a cup of coffee before venturing out for the day. The old slate mill, Melin Pant yr Ynn is a short walk from the cottage and is the earliest surviving slate mill in Blaenau Ffestiniog. Since its closure the mill has been converted into a private house, the home of Falcon Hildred, a renowned local artist. Nowadays the mill, which is Grade II listed, is open to the public and contains an interesting collection of industrial artefacts and an exhibition of water colour drawings recording the historic town, quarries and dramatic landscape of Blaenau Ffestiniog. The waterwheel can also be seen working, except in very dry conditions; it?s well worth a visit. The town of Blaenau Ffestiniog is only 1 mile away, a lovely slate mining town which is steeped in history and is proud of its heritage of slate and steam. The town offers an array of shops, eating establishments and public houses. The town offers an array of shops, eating establishments and public houses. The rugged craggy landscape is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, surrounded by the Moelwyn and Manod mountain ranges. Attractions in the area include the world-famous Ffestiniog narrow gauge steam railway, the Llechwedd slate caverns, which is now also the home of Antur Stiniog’s downhill mountain bike centre with world class downhill tracks and trails, Zip World Titan (the largest zip zone in Europe) and Zip World Caverns and Bounce Below (deep mine zip wires and the largest underground system of trampolines in the world!). There are many more fantastic walks, lakes and waterfalls from the cottage, and the area is great for fishing, golfing and mountain biking, with Cadw sites, castles, the world-famous Italianate village and gardens of Portmeirion and many miles of sandy beaches are all within easy access. Manod View is a superb base for exploring the Snowdonia National Park and the North Wales coast at any time of year.
Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x single. Bathroom with double-ended bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with coal-effect gas fire.
Amenities for Rental
Gas central heating with coal-effect living flame gas fire
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel and power inc. in rent
Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
Complimentary bottle of wine provided
Free roadside parking outside cottage
Front patio and rear enclosed terraced garden with furniture and chiminea
Two well-behaved dogs welcome (please bring own dog blankets and towels)
Sorry, no smoking
Village shop and pub 0.5 miles
Note: Whilst the front patio and rear terraced areas are enclosed they are not entirely secure, so dogs would need to be supervised
Note: Terraced garden is on three levels and accessed via steep slate steps, children must be supervised at all times and care should be taken.
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