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“Lovely homely cottage”
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The Cottage 'Ty Isaf'
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The natural garden and river (gated) Living room with mountain views, an open fire and freesat TV
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The Cottage 'Ty Isaf'
The natural garden and river (gated)
Living room with mountain views, an open fire and freesat TV
Raised deck, take in the mountains over morning coffee or evening drinks
Sunset over the mountains
Larger of the two bedrooms, double or twin beds, with old beams and mountain views
The Meolwyn mountains, across the valley from the cottage
Kitchen with 'Rangemaster' cooker
The bunk room
A cosy fireside Christmas
Decorated for Christmas
A warm welcome to a cottage in the mountains
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Blaenau Ffestiniog, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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TootsGlou...
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Lovely homely cottage”
Reviewed January 23, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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We stayed here just for three nights break, took two dogs with us and found the cottage thoroughly charming. Everything you could want for, comfortable, warm, fully equipped and a great view of the mountains. The only negative, that I can comment on is that the stairs are very steep and would not be great for those who are a little less mobile or maybe small children. The little town was a little bleak with lots of places shut due to season but nevertheless we had a great time and are considering returning in the summer when the railway is open. Thanks Alan for letting us stay, this was a great find.

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Management Response
Apr 19, 2016
I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes, these old houses aren't built quite the way they are now thinking about the stairs, and it's fair to mention they're just a little steeper than a modern house. Some shops shut a little earlier in the low season, or half day on Mondays as many small towns do to make up for the owners working the weekend. We have the traditional local variety of shops in Blaenau, with very few chains! Having said that, the Co-op, McColls and Eurospar between them are very handy for good food and supplies at almost any time. Thank you for considering returning, you'd be most welcome, and if there's anything I can do to help your stay be more comfortable please let me know and I'll do my best.
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Karl S
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“fantastic!!”
Reviewed January 21, 2016 for a stay in January 2016
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Myself,my partner and our dog,Had a 3 night stay in this lovely cosy cottage,On arrival fresh flowers and welcome basket,Very nice touch thank you alan! We had a little snow over the weekend but it just made it more cosy.Nice little wood burner which enough fuel was left for the first night after that we bought some more from local shops half mile up the road,Amazing moutain views, Quiet location, Everything you could possibly need amenities wise,Just really a great place to chill out take time off from work and everyday life.We loved this place it's a little gem!! Definitely will be booking again.

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Your age range 35-49
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Management Response
Apr 19, 2016
I'm glad you were comfortable and happy, it would be great to welcome you back!
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marknjen1...
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Amazing cottage”
Reviewed November 17, 2015 for a stay in November 2015
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We stayed at Alan's fab cottage for long weekend it was fantastic, we don't drive so got train into Blaenau Ffestiniog station and walked up the high street to cottage,about 10 min walk, on arrival we found welsh cakes,milk in fridge,flowers, logs and coal for 1st nights lovely fire! The bed was amazingly comfy and in spare room was bunk beds for two other guests! The bathroom was lovely with hot power shower,back downstairs the open kitchen and living room was super comfy and amazingly clean! We used the cooker a few times too! The views...well they are fantastic! We watched the storms come in over the mountains while we had a roaring fire! Total and complete relaxation is what the lovely cottage is! A lovely outside decking area with tables and chairs with the amazing views and sounds of the river running next to the cottage! This cottage is perfect for a peaceful getaway ! The local town has few shops like co-op and mccollls,also fast food shop selling burgers kebabs etc, a Chinese chippy,a lovely little cafe called de niros which is only open during the day this time of year! Also attached to tourist info centre is a fab chippy called Ian's ! Two local pubs down this end too! Just turn left when coming out of cottage! If you turn right when coming out there is another pub which is lovely and friendly staff and free wifi! The cottage doesn't have wifi which is great to escape all that! There is free sat tv and the tv also has usb function so bring a pen with your favourite movies on if you wish! The locals are very friendly and chatty! When looking for the cottage its down a few steps it's the last cottage quite low down! But believe me you will love this cottage,Alan the owner was perfect to deal with,always replying and helping in anyway he could! If this is your first time doing private booking then he is 100% trust worthy! In my opinion this is the perfect little getaway for romance,relaxation ,hill and mountain walkers and climbers or family break! Alan thank you for your wonderful cottage!

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Liked best: The log fire and amazing views
Liked least: Nothing this place was just perfect for us to relax and do nothing
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
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Management Response
Nov 19, 2015
Thank you so much for your kind review! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and any help was a pleasure to give. Come back any time!
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Jesswinde...
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Mrs”
Reviewed November 8, 2015 for a stay in November 2015
1
person found this review helpful

What an amazing, beautiful and charming cottage. We found a lovely little welcome basket with tea, coffee, sugar and welsh cakes, a vase filled with fresh flowers and even fresh milk in the fridge. The cottage was spotlessly clean and has breathtaking mountain views. The wood burner was a lovely and added to the ambiance. The bed was so comfortable, it was rather difficult to get out of!
We had the pleasure of meeting the owner Alan in the local Y Manod pub. This is an amazing, warm and welcoming pub and the owners Anne and Graham are fantastic.
We have just arrived home and I am going to check the availability so we can return here asap. This cottage is just a perfect retreat, and I wouldn't change a thing Alan. Thank you so much and we'll see you soon!

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Management Response
Nov 19, 2015
Thank you for your review! Yes, Anne and Graham are great aren't they and it was great to meet you both too. I'm glad the "get away from it all" worked out to celebrate your happy occasion! We'd love to see you again any time you felt the urge, and yes, bring the rest!
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MadMands1...
Bognor Regis, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Miss my Cosy Cottage”
Reviewed September 7, 2015 for a stay in September 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Stayed with my 2 boys 13 & 16 end of Aug beginning Sept. Alan was most helpful he even managed to arrange the "sunshine" I ordered!!!.

Cottage clean as a whistle, everything there you need from tea towels to loo roll!!! Very cosy and welcoming. Fantastic views from the rear and main bedroom window.

Near by pub has free WIFI and lovely staff and customers! very welcoming (shame they only did rolls and crisps). We ate twice at the local "café" which was much more than a café food top notch fresh very reasonable they couldn't go out of their way enough.

Fantastic holiday with my boys very adventure filled would come back to the cottage at a drop of a hat.

thank you Alan.

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Liked best: View and homly feel
Liked least: creaky floors!
Traveling group: Teenagers
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Management Response
Nov 19, 2015
Thanks for your kind review, I'm glad you had a good time, that's what we aim for!
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Melguitar
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Dream of a cottage”
Reviewed June 17, 2015 for a stay in June 2015
1
person found this review helpful

Great little cottage , well equipped along with period features that made our stay a delight , highly recommended you'll not be disappointed

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Management Response
Jul 9, 2015
Thank you for your kind review, I'm so glad you had a happy stay.
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Yvonne L
Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
1 review
“Splendid, simply splendid!!!”
Reviewed April 13, 2015 for a stay in April 2015

Wow, what a week!!

Arrived at the Cottage in glorious sunshine and left in glorious sunshine, and nothing changed in the middle. This is a beautiful cottage in the most glorious of surroundings,enchanting and extremely homely.

Some lovely touches added to this wonderful holiday, for example the little 'Easter Treats', our little plant is still doing well.

We stayed here over the Easter week and couldn't have found a more suitable cottage, with my elderly mother, my young son, and two very energetic Labradors, it was the most perfect place to stay.

Recommended to everyone......!!! Owner of the property also at end of phone if needed ***** 5 stars from all of us Alan, we'll be back again for sure x

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Extended Family
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Apr 16, 2015
Hi, we're so glad to hear that you had a good holiday (I wish I could claim to have had a hand in the weather!)
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