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Dinas Cottage - Ideal for Walkers, Dog Friendly & close to Zipworld

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An easy drive to the beach looking back towards the Moelwyn Mountains. Blaenau nestles behind them
Living Room with 2 comfy sofas and 1 comfy armchair - great to relax in after a busy day out
The Welsh Dragon awaits!
Ask me where to find him!
1 of 29An easy drive to the beach looking back towards the Moelwyn Mountains. Blaenau nestles behind them
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
7 nights minimum
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Wet Room, Drying/Boot Room, Private Gated Parking, Enclosed Garden, 2 Toilets, Bike Store, Smart TV, Free WiFi ... Perfect for an active outdoor pursuit holiday to a relaxing break and DOG FRIENDLY - ideal for your ALL YEAR getaway, with fantastic walking and mountain biking straight from the door. Set against a magnificent historical mountain backdrop, in a quiet location with no passing traffic, this quarryman's cottage (c. 1840) is a great base for couples, family or friends. Superbly located for wonderful scenic walks, as a track leads directly from the garden onto the mountainside and provides walkers of all abilities with ample scope to explore the surrounding mountains with the abandoned slate mining communities, lakes and waterfalls to lower level trails around the historical t...Wet Room, Drying/Boot Room, Private Gated Parking, Enclosed Garden, 2 Toilets, Bike Store, Smart TV, Free WiFi ... Perfect for an active outdoor pursuit holiday to a relaxing break and DOG FRIENDLY - ideal for your ALL YEAR getaway, with fantastic walking and mountain biking straight from the door. Set against a magnificent historical mountain backdrop, in a quiet location with no passing traffic, this quarryman's cottage (c. 1840) is a great base for couples, family or friends. Superbly located for wonderful scenic walks, as a track leads directly from the garden onto the mountainside and provides walkers of all abilities with ample scope to explore the surrounding mountains with the abandoned slate mining communities, lakes and waterfalls to lower level trails around the historical town. It also benefits from private, gated parking at the rear of the property, in a large enclosure, a great bonus for off-loading & loading the car (ideal for children, dogs and bikes). This home from home cottage is very comfortably furnished and well equipped throughout. The very spacious, beamed living room/dining room has a wonderful focal point - a lovely, original slate backed inglenook fireplace with a gas-fired, wood-burner type stove, with 2 comfy sofas and armchair and dining for 4. The well equipped kitchen has a garden access and a wonderful, unique mountain view (including the famous zig-zag path and Oakley incline). There is also a ground floor wet room. Upstairs - 2 comfortable bedrooms - 1 double, 1 twin and also a separate toilet and hand basin - with a view to the zip wire and extreme mountain bike hill. The original slate outhouse has been renovated (for walkers, climbers, cavers and mountain bikers in mind) into a drying/boot room (with tumble dryer) kitted out with hooks and rails for climbing and caving equipment and can also be used for bike storage and a separate 'Ty Bach' - outside toilet. The private, enclosed slated garden, with a mountain view is a traditional cottage garden with a sitting out area and flower beds - ideal for coming home to after a long day out. Sit back and listen out for the 'toot' of the Ffestiniog Railway or spot a raven soaring overhead from the mountainside. Walking distance are Antur Stiniog, the extreme, world class, downhill mountain bike centre and the Llechwedd Slate Caverns complex - Zip World (including underground zip lines) Bounce Below, the slate cavern and quarry tours. In the other direction is the town with a good selection of shops, cafes and pubs and also the station terminus for the famous Ffestiniog Railway (down to Porthmadog) and the beautiful Conwy Line (up to Llandudno). Other mountain bike venues are a short drive away. To experience mine exploration Go Below offer thrilling underground adventures - if interested please ask me for more detailed information (we are a caving family too). There is an abundance of activities for outdoor enthusiasts - hill walking, caving, rock climbing, kayaking, mountain biking, surfing, scrambling, fishing, horse riding and golf are all available, along with bird watching and even train spotting and llama trekking! All within an easy drive are Mount Snowdon, Betwys-Y-Coed, Portmeirion and Porthmadog. Along with a high concentration of castles, heritage steam railways and national trust properties and for sandy beaches The West Wales coastline, the Lleyn Peninsular and Anglesey. A great base for exploring the whole of North West Wales and beyond. The cottage displays the gas landlords certificate, together with a carbon monoxide detector and smoke alarms. The owner has a wealth of local knowledge and can assist/suggest with places to visit, local walks for all abilities, routes up all the various mountain ranges in Snowdonia including all routes up Snowdon (including the scramble routes) - as an experienced, keen, hill walker themselves. (However, all guests are fully responsible for their choice of walk - the owner can just advise. The owner is not accountable for fitness, ability, navigation, timings, clothing, food or choice). Cottage: 1 double bedroom, 1 twin bedroom (2 single beds), upstairs toilet and hand basin. Large living/dining room with a 32' Smart Full HD TV, DVD player with small DVD library, Free WiFi, books and games, gas-fired wood-burner effect stove in inglenook fireplace. Dining table and chairs for 4. Well equipped kitchen with gas cooker, microwave, fridge/ice box, washing machine. Wet room (no toilet). In outhouse - drying/boot room with tumble dryer. Outside toilet. Central heating. Gas, electricity and water included in rent. Linen and towels provided (please can guests bring own beach towels). Cot and highchair can be provided on request. 2 well behaved dogs (maximum) very welcome with dog bowls provided (please bring own dog beds/towels). Garden furniture. Bike storage. Parking for 1 car in a gated, private area at rear of cottage. No smoking policy. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
A maximum of 2 well behaved dogs are allowed. No dog/s on furniture, upstairs or left unattended at any time please - rules displayed in cottage. Dog bowls provided but please bring bags for clear-ups - to be placed in the pink waste bin. Dog towels, basket/bed/cage to be provided by guests. Please bring your own beach towels. There is a strict no smoking policy. The cottage sleeps 4 maximum - no parties or people who are not staying at the cottage permitted on the premises. Thanks.
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About the Owner
Joanna T
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2016
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Reviewed May 26, 2019

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Date of stay: May 2019
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Hampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed March 22, 2019 via mobile

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Date of stay: March 2019
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Reviewed December 23, 2018

Me and my girlfriend recently stayed in dinas cottage which is situated in the heart of the mountains and perfect for every attraction in the area, the back of the cottage backs out onto the cwmorthin Quarrie which is an amazing day out exploring, the...More

Date of stay: December 2018
1  Thank gingebb
Reviewed October 31, 2018

Another fab-u-lous visit to our favourite holiday cottage. Warm welcome as usual from Joanna who is the perfect host and is always there to meet and greet us. After a long day out walking it is so reassuring knowing we are returning to a warm...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank Suehodgson-kerry
Paradise703003, VR Owner at Dinas Cottage - Ideal for Walkers, Dog Friendly & close to Zipworld, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2018

Thank you Sue for your fabulous review. It is always so nice welcoming you back to the cottage for more of your walking holidays and so wonderful you feel so at home at the cottage. Looking forward to welcoming you back in March!

Reviewed October 31, 2018 via mobile

I'm struggling to write this review as the owner is lovely but the cottage tbh was disappointing considering such high rated reviews on TA and the price Positives: Owner welcoming Welcome pack very thoughtful Good location to access walks and activities Great to be able...More

Date of stay: October 2018
1  Thank Lisa019
Paradise703003, VR Owner at Dinas Cottage - Ideal for Walkers, Dog Friendly & close to Zipworld, responded to this reviewResponded December 21, 2018

Simply a bizarre review! Such a pity you didn't realise you had booked a "cosy" old miners cottage with all the traditional, endearing features expected from property of this age, you just needed to read the reviews to establish this fact and understand why it...More

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
DVD Player
Grill
Central Heating
Suitable For Children Under 5
Dryer
Fireplace
Refrigerator
Highchair
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Parking
Patio
Private Garden
Cooker
Toaster
Towels Provided
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Cycling Trips
Hiking Trips
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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Does this vacation rental have a dining room?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
The quiet hamlet of Rhiwbryfdir is on the fringe of Blaenau Ffestiniog and is dominated by it's unique, historical, mountain backdrop - a dramatic setting with the large Rhiw chapel. Situated beneath the Crimea Pass, the old cottages originally built for the slate miners c. 1840 nestle under the Moelwyn mountains and are surrounded by heritage. Interesting inclines, old drum-houses and the famous zig-zag path on the vast old Oakeley tip dominate the landscape - a haven for photographers, walkers and nature lovers. A far distant cry when the area in it's hey-day of c. 1880s would have been bustling with quarrymen, horses and also carts coming down the mountainside loaded with slate to be loaded onto the Ffestiniog Railway. There is nowhere else quite like it - truly unique. The Llechwed...
Getting around
A good selection of public transport is available if you do not have car. We have a mainline station in town which connects to the UK rail network via our very own branch line up to Llandudno. Also the Ffestiniog Railway from Easter to October runs down to Porthmadog. There is a good choice of local bus routes - the bus station is also in town. Walking distance from the cottage is Antur Stiniog (the extreme downhill mountain bike centre); Llechwedd Slate Cavern complex which is also home to Titan Zip World - zips outside and inside, also Bounce Below and the Ffestinog Railway.
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