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Cosy Quarryman's Cottage, Snowdonia National Park



Updated: 09-Oct-2016
Cottage in Llan Ffestiniog, Snowdonia, North Wales - Inglenook Fireplace, 10 mins walk to Village Shop and Pub

Llan Ffestiniog sits within the Moelwyn mountain range, close to award winning beaches which makes the cottage a fantastic base for those wishing to explore the natural beauty of this unspoilt region of Wales. Both the habour town of Porthmadog and historic Harlech, with its castle and beautiful beach are within 20 mins drive. The village shop, post office and pub are all within 10 mins walk. The cottage has a small porch leading to the lounge with kitchenette and breakfast bar. The stairs lead off to the landing which overlooks the south facing small terrace. Doors lead off to the bedrooms (one double, one with bunks) and large shower room. The cottage is heated by a modern log burning fire which takes pride of place in the original 200 year old inglenoock fireplace which keeps the cottage cosy and warm throughout even the coldest winter months. There are additional electric convector heaters in each room if needed. The cottage is strictly no smoking/no pets.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We bought Quarryman's Cottage in October 2007. We have always loved this part of Wales so decided to buy a property which we could use as a base to explore the area and return as often as possible. We are both teachers and have three school aged children so escape to the cottage for weekends and half terms. We take great delight in sharing our cottage with guests so others can enjoy this beautiful part of unexplored North Wales. We hope you enjoy it as much as we do.

The Tinley Family.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

'An absolute gem. Thanks for letting us stay in this beautiful cottage' Rob, Carol, Ben and Ned. Solihull.

'There is so much to see and do. We loved Harlech and the children enjoyed crabbing in Porthmadog. The steam train ride on our last day was a great end to our thoroughly enjoyable week. We recommend the open carriage! Iain, Sarah, Emily and Adam, New Brighton.
Nov 2007
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14 Reviews

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Just what we wanted

  • 4 of 5

Really pretty cosy cottage, just as we expected. Perfect size for a short break, clean, lovely views & lots to see & do locally especially if you have a car. Would definitely re visit, i loved that log burner!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Good things come in small packages

  • 5 of 5

My partner and I stayed for 4 nights at the Quarryman's cottage in September. Located in the village of Llan Ffestiniog, it is easily accessible from the main road into Porthmadog. The property has stunning views of the surrounding mountains and it does feel like you are further away from civilisiation than you really are. The cottage itself is quite homely, it has a cosy "lived in" feel. The one main room downstairs has a HUGE fireplace and a small kitchen with most amenities (although there is no oven but a small electric grill and microwave can do most things). With it being September, it was beginning to get cooler at night but the cottage can be kept warm with the panel heaters alone or once the fire is lit, it will keep the place thoroughly warm till morning. A complimentary basket of logs is provided with enough to get a fire going for your first night.

Upstairs, there is a comfortable double room, a small children's room with bunk beds and the bathroom with shower. The immersion water heater system had to be worked out on the first morning but the booklet downstairs explained how it works. We ended up just setting our alarm a half hour earlier to get up and flick the switch then dive back to bed for a quick snooze till it was ready. However, the water pressure is not a problem and the water is piping hot.

Ian provided lots of local information on where to shop, eat and what to see before our departure for Ffestiniog. There is also plethora of leaflets and maps in the cottage which give a selection of the local attractions. In terms of food shopping, we used the co-operative in Dolgellau or the big Tesco in Porthmadog. Dolgellau is a lovely town with a very traditional feel. Try T.H. Roberts for coffee or lunch. It's a fomer hardware store (think four candles) they've retained some of the orginal features and they do fantastic cake!

The cottage is extremely close to the Ffestiniog steam railway, however, with too much to see and not enough time we opted to take the Welsh Highland Railway from Porthmadog to Caernarfon. An excellent way to see the amazing Welsh mountain scenery, plus, have time to sightsee in Caernarfon itself. The castle is well worth a visit and if you have time - walk out of the town centre and uphill to the Roman Fort site with views accross the valleys and out over the coast.

Quarryman's cottage is a cosy little pad which you will look forward to coming home to after a hard day's sightseeing!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Absolutely brilliant cottage

  • 5 of 5

2nd time we stayed this time as one adult and 3 kids. Girls in double. Boys in bunks. Kids loved it. We all will be back next year. Kids loved the cottage. Has everything you need. Warm when want it to be and cool as we had 5 glorious 26°C days in Snowdonia!!! May half term. When does that happen usually but it did. Stunning views front door and windows every morning. Snowdonia was breathtaking. Crystal clear blue sky day off top of Snowdon. So much to do locally. Drive car on beach. Bbq dinner during sunset on beach. Wished we lived here even if it poured with rain every day like our first year and we still came back this year and we will be back again....Wonderful Wales!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

The cottage goes by its name 'cosy', it was lovely once inside. The views from the cottage were fantastic and also on our travels it had the WOW factor. Short journeys to the coast and plenty to do. Thankyou

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. Yes, views from the cottage are amazing and we are so glad that you managed to explore the delights of the area. Best wishes Ian
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Quirky small cottage

  • 5 of 5

Nice and quirky little cottage which caters for a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 children). The cottage has some amazing views to the front of the cottage which on a clear day is very pretty and idealic.

Nice and quiet location with very close to main attractions.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for taking the time to review. We would be pleased to see you again soon. Best wishes Ian
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My 2nd Stay

  • 5 of 5

This was my second time staying at the Quarrymen's cottage and once again I had a lovely time exploring the wonderful Snowdonia national park. The cottage is perfectly situated for any walking or outdoor pursuits you may wish to embark upon, and the cottage is lovely and cosy to come back to - it certainly felt authentic. My partner and I decided to cook all of our meals beforehand and take in an electric cooler box, so all we had to do was heat up on the stove when we were there - we were thankful we did this after a long day of hiking! We definitely felt we had our money's worth and Ian was very helpful if we came across anything we were unsure about. I would highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for reviewing our cottage, Kirsty. It is always lovely when guests return for a second booking. I'm so pleased that you managed to explore the outdoors on foot- the whole area is truly stunning. Please pass on details to family and friends and we hope you return for a third time! Best wishes Ian
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Activity and Interests

Special interest holidays:

The Ffestiniog steam railway is a natural lure for many guests as are the numerous clean and sandy beaches within 20 mins drive. Mountain biking, walking and bird watching are popular pursuits within this area. The mountainous scenery will not disappoint!


Porthmadog, a delightful harbour town and Harlech, famous for its castle and beautiful stretch of golden sands are easily reached by car in 20 mins. Borth-y-Gest and Criccieth on the southern side of LLyn peninsula are 2 delightful seaside villages which are unspoilt by the progress of time: both are mins away from Porthmadog.


LLan Ffestiniog village, with its local amenities (PO, pub and village shop) is 10 mins walk. Portmadog, 20 mins by car has several large supermarkets. The world famous Ffestiniog steam railway is 3 miles from the cottage. This is a 'must do' activity as the train winds through breathtaking scenery until it terminates at Porthmadog station.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn Half Term
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
Autumn Term 2
28 Oct 2016 - 15 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Simple Price Structure

School Holiday weeks......... £395
Any other week....................£295
Short Break (min 4 nights) ..£200 (during non-school holiday weeks- start day must be either Friday, Saturday, Sunday or Monday. )

Booking Notes:
£100 deposit secures your booking, balance to be paid at least 6 weeks before arrival. Guests need to provide a £100 damage protection payment which will be returned at the end of the stay dependent on damages. We understand small breakages are a fact of life. These are not deductable.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday. We request guests arrive after 4pm and vacate by 10am the following Friday. This allows time for the cottage to be cleaned and left spick and span for new guests. We do not accept bookings which fall between weeks at busy times.

Prices are inclusive of bed linen: a basket of logs and electricity.

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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...


  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Child's Highchair


  • Television

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The spacious shower room, situated on the first floor retains the original oak floor, overhead perlin and exposed stonework to one wall. There is a white low flush WC, matching large washbasin (with cupboard underneath) and tiled shower area.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The double bedroom contains a tall chest of drawers; the 2nd bedroom has children's bunks and a set of drawers. Both bedrooms overlook stunning mountain scenery. Both rooms are carpeted.


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Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: To the front of the cottage there is a rustic bench overlooking the mountains which makes it a perfect spot to finish the day with a glass of wine. There are several public footpaths immediately accessible from the cottage. The rear terrace contains a high bank therefore young children will need to be monitored. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Fresh duvets, pillows and linen are included free of charge. Please note towels (personal or tea) are not provided. Other: Within the living accommodation there is a modern pull out and tilt flat screen TV, freeview box and DVD together with a small selection of DVDs. There is a selection of board games, maps and guides to the area.

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