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    Bron Olau

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    Property ref: S81627

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    • Sleeps 2

    • Baths 1

    • Pets 2

    • Wifi Yes

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    About this property

    Maentwrog 2.2 miles. This charming semi-detached cottage is neatly tucked away and nestled amongst some lovely woodland and scenery. Situated in an elevated position in a semi-rural location in the little hamlet, known as Rhyd y Sarn, which is almost half-way between the pretty little village of Maentrwog and the larger historic slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. There is no vehicle access and parking is just 50 yards away in a layby. Ascend along a public footpath and this little hidden gem will be revealed. Bron Olau is the perfect romantic get away from it all retreat and is a great base for a couple from which to explore this beautiful part of North Wales and the Snowdonia National Park. Oozing charm and character, Bron Olau dates back some 200 years and boasts some wonderful features such as exposed stone, exposed beams, purlins, slate flooring and an impressive inglenook fireplace in the sitting room with a warming wood burning stove, ideal for a cosy evening in. A modern, well-appointed kitchen and bathroom will ensure you will enjoy all the comforts of home and a spacious sun room will allow you to offload your outdoor gear. The characterful king size bedroom boasts high ceilings and stripped wood floorboards. The garden is a lovely feature and is mature and well stocked with a wonderful woodland backdrop, various seating areas means you can sit and relax after a day walking in the mountains, enjoy the tranquil and peaceful setting with a glass of your favourite tipple and with very little light pollution, what a great way to end the day, star gazing long into the night. There is so much to do here; you will never have long enough to discover everything on offer. As well as some wonderful walks from the door, Blaenau Ffestiniog is fast becoming the adrenaline capital of Wales, offering a unique range of adventures, Zip World Titan and Caverns, Bounce Below and Llechwedd slate caverns, all worth a visit. For something a little more leisurely you can get the Ffestiniog narrow gauge steam railway to the lovely harbour town of Porthmadog, stay here to do a spot of shopping or you can hop on the Welsh Highland Railway across to Beddgelert and Caernarfon, with its majestic Medieval Castle. Just a short drive away you will discover miles and miles of sandy beaches and dunes. There is so much on offer to keep you busy in the Snowdonia National Park, you will just have to come back to fit it all in! Everything is within easy reach of this homely cottage which can be enjoyed any time of the year.

    Maentwrog is a village and community in the Welsh county of Gwynedd, lying in the Vale of Ffestiniog just below Blaenau Ffestiniog, within the Snowdonia National Park. The River Dwyryd runs alongside the village. The village has its own highly regarded traditional inn, well known for its food and atmosphere and the Oakeley Arms is also nearby. The area around Maentwrog has many public footpaths.

    Accommodation

    One kingsize bedroom with Smart TV.

    Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC.

    Kitchen.

    Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.

    Boot/Sun room.

    Oil central heating with woodburning stove.

    Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge & freezer and washing machine.

    2 x Smart TVs with Freeview and Netflix, CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and CDs.

    Power, fuel and starter pack for stove included in rent.

    Bed linen and towels included in rent.

    Off road parking on first come, first served basis is in a near-by layby.

    Enclosed front patio with furniture and lawned garden with furniture.

    Two well-behaved dogs welcome.

    Sorry, no smoking.

    Shops 3 miles, pub 2.2 miles.

    Note: There are four internal steps and a narrow and low doorway from the kitchen to the boot/sun room and bathroom.

    Note: The bedroom is open to the stairs.

    Note: The footpath leading to the cottage is approximately 25 yards long(please note there is a slight incline to the footpath leading to the property).

    Note: Whilst the garden is enclosed it is not secure, dogs must be supervised at all times as sheep are often roaming free in the woods.

    Note: Adults only, babes in arms welcome but not suitable for toddlers or children.

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    Nearby points of interest

    • National Slate Museum

    Local amenities

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    • Oakeley Arms
      2 miles
    • Llechwedd Slate Caverns
      3 miles
    • Portmeirion
      7 miles
    • Ffestiniog Railway Harbour Station
      7.5 miles
    • The Big Rock
      8 miles
    • Mount Snowdon (Yr Wyddfa) Summit
      9.5 miles
    • Harlech Castle
      9.5 miles
    • Castle Creamery
      9.5 miles
    • Cemlyn Tea Shop
      9.5 miles
    • Coed y Brenin Mountain Bike Trail Centre
      9.5 miles

    Reviews (38)

    Richard ‐ 1 Aug 2021
    "The cottage is sweet and comfortable and has a great garden. Some small things could be improved to make this an even better stay, such as a welcome pack on arrival, more glasses in the kitchen and fizzing the bathroom door lock so that it shuts. Saying that, the kitchen is very well kitted out and the bedroom is superb with a very comfortable bed. Overall, we had a lovely week and a terrific stay."
    Mr Reynolds ‐ 1 May 2021
    " The neighbours were friendly and gave some good recommendations for places to visit and good local eateries. A perfect base for our break away. "
    Janet ‐ 1 May 2021
    " Comfortable and very pleasant! "
    Mr Oliver
    " Very well equipped, everything you need for a self contained holiday. The cottage is characterful and charming. Not too far from all major tourist destinations. Highly recommended. "
    Mr Roden
    "James the owner was very friendly and helpful. The cottage is set in beautiful surroundings. The garden is amazing and we were lucky to have nice weather to be able to sit outside and enjoy it. Wonderful walks from the door and we enjoyed the waterfall over the road. It was lovely waking up every morning to the view of the trees and sound of the waterfall. Cottage is in a good position for visiting all the glorious wonders Snowdonia has to offer. We will definitely be returning in the ..."
    Mr Roden
    " James the owner was very friendly and helpful. The cottage is set in beautiful surroundings. The garden is amazing and we were lucky to have nice weather to be able to sit outside and enjoy it. Wonderful walks from the door and we enjoyed the waterfall over the road. It was lovely waking up every morning to the view of the trees and sound of the waterfall. Cottage is in a good position for visiting all the glorious wonders Snowdonia has to offer. We will definitely be returning in the future. "
    Ludford
    "Also close to Snowdon for the more ambitious who want more challenging routes than the tourist ttrek."
    Ludford
    " Also close to Snowdon for the more ambitious who want more challenging routes than the tourist ttrek. The cottage contained lots of bits and pieces that one might need, like selotape and spare batteries. "
    Mr Bull
    "Karen and Ric"
    Mrs Dennison
    " We enjoyed mulled wine and enjoyed chilling and watching movies after some lovely long walks. It was a great location to explore all the area had to offer, we were spoilt for choice as there is so much to do here. The scenery was breath taking, every day different but so memorable. "
    Mr Cogle
    "Only thing that could be improved is the difficulty in parking."
    Mr Johnson
    " So cosy and lovely and warm . One of the best we have stayed in . Would definitely return . A real romantic hideaway. "
    Mr Dunscombe
    " As the listing says access is up a footpath but don't let this put you off as the marginal inconvenience is more than made up for with the cottage itself. It is very comfortable and well-equipped and proved the perfect base from which to tackle parts of the Welsh Coast Path. Thoroughly recommended. "
    Mr Coxon, June 2019
    " Close to the mountains and the sea. "
    Mr Burgess
    " The only issue is parking, we were lucky enough to be able to use a drive way for next door (with their permission) the lay-by that the cottage advises to use is on a very fast road. Saying that we would be very happy to rent the same property again. "
    Mrs Ashman
    " were brilliant at booking and keeping in touch until our holiday. The week before they sent us a “things to do on your holiday “ email which was useful. The cottage was just as described. Very happy, will definitely use them again and would recommend them."
    Mrs Ashman
    " The week before they sent us a “things to do on your holiday “ email which was useful. The cottage was just as described. Very happy, will definitely use them again and would recommend them. "
    Mr Huett
    "Great location lovely cottage so much to do"
    Mrs Smalley
    "As soon as we walked in we had that feeling you get, the home from home feeling .just perfect for a week exploring a little bit of beautiful north Wales x"
    Mr Thornton
    "Well organized. The cottage was ideal. The owners very helpful."
    Mrs Kendrick
    "Gorgeous cottage in a great location for walks and attractions. Log stove was perfect for the snow. Lovely visit and would highly recommend. Dog had a great time to."
    Mr Smith
    "Overall, fantastic little cottage in a great area for scenery and walks. The cottage has everything you could want for a relaxing stay. Would recommend to anyone who wants a country break."
    Miss Adamson
    "Kathryn was most helpful to speak to prior to the holiday. The cottage is adorable, beautifully clean and has everything you need to stay in, relax, cook and dine. We were there during the snow at the end of February and it was just perfect. The garden is fantastic, the local woods are beautiful for walking and lots to see and do in the area. We cannot wait to return. Thank you."
    Miss Jolley
    "Absolutely loved this cottage had a lovely stay, even though it was December we still enjoyed beautiful views. The cottage was cosy clean and just beautiful. We would definitely look to going back here maybe in the summer time. As another review said the road is a bit scary but wouldn’t put us off. Thank you"
    Miss Jolley
    " The cottage was cosy clean and just beautiful. We would definitely look to going back here maybe in the summer time. As another review said the road is a bit scary but wouldn’t put us off. Thank you "
    - Ms Hicks, September 2018
    "ideal location. well equipped. fantastic"
    - Mrs Ashman, September 2018
    "The week before they sent us a “things to do on your holiday “ email which was useful. The cottage was just as described. Very happy, will definitely use them again and would recommend them."
    - Mrs Neil, September 2017
    "Access bit scary as have to walk down main road for 50 yards but worth it ."
    - Miss Jolley, December 2017
    "The cottage was cosy clean and just beautiful. We would definitely look to going back here maybe in the summer time. As another review said the road is a bit scary but wouldn’t put us off. Thank you"
    - Mr Smith, February 2018
    "The cottage has everything you could want for a relaxing stay. Would recommend to anyone who wants a country break."
    - Miss Adamson, February 2018
    "The cottage is adorable, beautifully clean and has everything you need to stay in, relax, cook and dine. We were there during the snow at the end of February and it was just perfect. The garden is fantastic, the local woods are beautiful for walking and lots to see and do in the area. We cannot wait to return. Thank you."
    - Mr Thornton, March 2018
    "The cottage was ideal. The owners very helpful."
    - Mrs Kendrick, March 2018
    "Log stove was perfect for the snow. Lovely visit and would highly recommend. Dog had a great time to."
    - Mrs Smalley, May 2018
    "Just perfect for a week exploring a little bit of beautiful north Wales x"
    - Dr Toop, July 2018
    "The phone box had been removed but fortunately we found a local who could help us identify the house. Bron Olau is well set up and quiet, and owner James made a special trip to fix up a blockage in the septic system which was much appreciated."
    - Dr Toop, July 2018
    "We were not familiar with the area, and went looking for the telephone box that marked the lay by we were to look out for. The phone box had been removed but fortunately we found a local who could help us identify the house. Bron Olau is well set up and quiet, and owner James made a special trip to fix up a blockage in the septic system which was much appreciated."
    - VICKI2713, November 2019
    "Absolutely lovely cottage for two . If you love walking . Love Snowdonia this is for you. So clean . So warm . Log fire. Everything was so easy . Beautiful bedroom. We loved the fact it was so comfortable. Chairs to actually nap in! You will not be disappointed. Book it"
    Mrs Neil
    "wonderful place to stay .access bit scary as have to walk down main road for 50 yards but worth it ."

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