Moelwyn View Holiday Cottage

Moelwyn View CottageFront hallwayFront dining roomLiving roomLiving room Kitchen/dinerKitchen/dinerKitchen/dinerBathroomBathroomUpstairs hallDouble bedroomDouble bedroom.jpgSingle bedroomHallwayBack gardenBack gardenMoelwyn mountain viewVeiwpoint from Llan Ffestiniog church
Moelwyn View Cottage is a stone, mid-terrace quarryman’s cottage, nestled in the small, quiet village of Llan Ffestiniog, in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park.

Llan Ffestiniog is located well above sea level on the edge of the Migneint Moors and the cottage benefits from fantastic views to the Manod Hills and the Moelwyn Mountains. The location is ideal for touring the 823 square miles of the National Park, with plenty of photography, cycling and hiking opportunities, including the Snowdonia Slate Trail which goes past the front door

Moelwyn View has undergone an extensive programme of renovation and modernisation. Many of the original period features have been retained, such as the stone inglenook fireplace, slate flooring and beamed ceiling. The cottage benefits from 2 reception rooms with the dining room at the front facing the Manod Hills.

The sitting room is cosy with a large log burning stove. There is a smart TV and plenty of books, games and DVD’s. The kitchen is light and airy with a direct view to the Moelwyn Mountains and Stwlan Dam.

There are two bedrooms, comprising of a double and single. As they are located at the front of the property both benefit from great views. The bathroom is generous in size and has been updated while retaining the period feel of the property with a freestanding roll-top bath and walk in shower. In the garden there is a further seating out area. A garden gate at the back leads to an access road which is handy for bringing bikes and kayaks etc in and out of the property. There is a lockable bike shed, outside tap and hose, bike cleaning equipment and a boot store.

Three miles away is the historic mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog offering several small supermarkets, a cinema set in a former police house (Cellb), swimming pool and other local amenities. The Ffestiniog steam train runs from here heading down to Porthmadog. The train can be heard from the cottage as it makes its way along the valley. There are two local mountain bike centres, Antur Stiniog based in Blaenau and Coed y Brenin near Dolgellau and plenty of lake and sea swimming opportunities for those that are into a spot of ‘wild swimming’. Porthmadog and Harlech beach are a mere 20 minutes drive away and the tourist village of Portmeirion is on the doorstep. A visit to Bodnant Gardens and Caernarfon Castle are approximately 45 minute drive. The Lleyn Peninsula and Anglesey are accessible as a day trip and well worth the visit.

Llan Ffestiniog has a small shop and community owned pub which dates back to the 17th Century. The pub is very friendly, provides food and is a 2 minute walk from the property. There are two other very good pubs for eating out less than 3 miles away.


  • Over two floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with freestanding roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Separate dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, fridge with ice box, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi, a selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Radio, CD player and ipod stand in the front reception room.
  • Radio in the kitchen
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent with a starter pack for the wood burning stove.
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking directly outside the property if available or in a small community car park a minute walk from the house.
  • Courtyard patio garden with furniture
  • Lockable bike shed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles and pub 0.2 miles
  • One well behaved dog welcome

If you are interested in staying at the cottage please send me a message through the website with dates you are interested in booking and I can get back to you with availability and prices.