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Cosy Quarryman's Cottage, Snowdonia National Park

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 4 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 October, 2017

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.

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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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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Ffestiniog in Ffestiniog

Property Type:
  • cottage
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • village
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
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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Cosy Quarryman's Cottage, Snowdonia National Park
average rating of 4.263158 based on 20 reviews

Handy location

  • 2 of 5

The cottage is in a good location with a lovely view from the front door and very central to visit lots of other places- Borth-y- fest, Harlech, Barmouth, Portmerion and Abersoch to name a few. Also extremely handy for the Ffestiniog Railway. The cottage had a well stocked kitchen with all necessary utensils.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Cosy cottage with lovely view, ideal for trips to surrounding area

  • 4 of 5

We are a family of four, with two boys aged 8 and 11. The kitchen was fine - it had a fridge, microwave, hob and toaster oven, with all the necessary utensils, etc. The real fire was nice; We were expecting there to be some wood there, since it does mention "complimentary wood" in the handbook - However, most petrol stations and supermarkets sold firewood so that wasn't a problem, and we had a few nice fires.

The living room was cosy - not that we spent much time there, since we were out and about a lot.

The view out of the window was wonderful. They day we arrived, everything was shrouded in mist, so it was a surprise to see the wonderful view the next morning when the mist had cleared.

The shower worked fine and water heater was easy to work. We would recommend some kind of mat just outside the shower.

There was evidence of slug trails near the back door, so the insulation/holes could be improved/fixed. That didn't bother me personally, but my wife didn't like it.

All in all, we generally enjoyed our stay, thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Visiting the Festiniog Railway? Then this cottage is perfect.

  • 3 of 5

A rugged compact cottage with a view that is worth the stay.

Good warm bedrooms that invite a good nights sleep.

Living room is minimally but adequately equipped.

If it's winter, it would be worth finding out where you can buy fuel for the log burner (wood only, not coal) - if that is roaring away, the cottage would be very snug.

We were volunteering on the Festiniog Railway and found the short hop down to Porthmadog was about fifteen minutes - perfect.

The village pub - The Pengwern Arms, run as a community business, is ok. We ate there one night and enjoyed basic but adequate meals. The beer was well kept. And plenty of room to sit and eat.


  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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: 13-Oct-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 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: 30-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: September 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: 29-Sep-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in Ffestiniog, Gwynedd - Snowdonia

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn Term 2
27 Oct 2017 - 30 Nov 2017
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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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