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Crud yr Awel

Cosy, comfy living room
65 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
A quaint and traditional former quarryman cottage on the outskirts of Blaenau Ffestiniog, Crud yr Awel occupies a picturesque location in the heart of Snowdonia with stunning views of the Moelwyn mountains. Recently renovated, this is a real home away from home, with high quality furnishings, slate floors, superbly equipped with your every comfort anticipated, including free wifi. The steeply terraced garden has a BBQ, patio furniture and umbrella. Free roadside parking is available immediately outside the cottage. Sleeps 4 in two bedrooms (double and twin) plus a cot, high chair and stairgate. Please note: there are 2 steps up to the front door, and 2 more down into the double bedroom: the stairs are narrow and steep. Care must be taken! Also, the garden is steeply terraced at the back so please take great care and hold on to the hand ra... Read more
Listing #HL529813
About the Owner
MaryAnn G
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
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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Bluecatcottage, VR Owner at Crud yr Awel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago


Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a lovely well equipped cottage. The welcome hamper was a fantastic bonus. Mary Ann goes out of her way to make sure your stay is perfect without getting in your way. We will be back to enjoy the home comforts offered and the...More

Thank TinaHulbert63
Bluecatcottage, VR Owner at Crud yr Awel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review and I am so glad you keep coming back to enjoy the cottage and local area. As ever, you are always welcome! x

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Reviewed May 17, 2018

The cottage was one of the best equipped we have ever stayed in and we all enjoyed dipping into the items in the welcome hamper through our stay. The beds were really comfortable, although fitted bottom sheets would have been an improvement, and we were...More

Thank Penny M
Bluecatcottage, VR Owner at Crud yr Awel, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review. I am delighted that you had such a good time and managed to pack in lots of activities. Thank you for the suggestion about the fitted bottom sheets, I hire my linen from the cottage...More

  • Blender
  • Books
  • Central Heating
  • 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 Yard
  • Refrigerator
  • Single Beds:(2)
  • Soap/Shampoo Provided
  • Stereo System
  • Stove
  • Suitable For Children Under 5
  • Toaster
  • Towels Provided
  • Washer
  • Wi-Fi
House rules
    Pets not allowed
    Smoking not allowed
    Check in: 4:00 PM
    Check out: 10:00 AM
    1 Full bath
    2 Twins
    1 Full
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About the neighborhood
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: 12.4 mi.
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