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Gwalia cottage: Dog friendly quarryman's cottage in the heart of Snowdonia!

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Gwalia Cottage...a real home from home.
Living Room with a feature fireplace, 32' TV,DVD Player and WI-FI.
A real home from home for couples or families...bring your dogs too!
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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
Minimum stay varies
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Gwalia Cottage is a 19th Century quarryman's cottage, just outside the famous slate town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, and within walking distance of Zip World and Bounce Below! Surrounded by breath-taking scenery, wonderful walks, steam trains( you can even hear the whistle blow from the garden!), castles to explore and glorious beaches to relax on, Gwalia Cottage will make an ideal base from which to explore spectacular Snowdonia! The cottage sleeps up to 4 people in 2 Bedrooms: 1 Double with beams and a feature fireplace, and 1 Twin which has it's own shower area! The upstairs bathroom has a bath, separate shower cubicle, wash basin and toilet. The living room has a feature fireplace, beams, 2 leather sofa's, WI-FI throughout, 32' TV. DVD player and a selection of DVD's to browse through. The...Gwalia Cottage is a 19th Century quarryman's cottage, just outside the famous slate town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, and within walking distance of Zip World and Bounce Below! Surrounded by breath-taking scenery, wonderful walks, steam trains( you can even hear the whistle blow from the garden!), castles to explore and glorious beaches to relax on, Gwalia Cottage will make an ideal base from which to explore spectacular Snowdonia! The cottage sleeps up to 4 people in 2 Bedrooms: 1 Double with beams and a feature fireplace, and 1 Twin which has it's own shower area! The upstairs bathroom has a bath, separate shower cubicle, wash basin and toilet. The living room has a feature fireplace, beams, 2 leather sofa's, WI-FI throughout, 32' TV. DVD player and a selection of DVD's to browse through. The cottage has HIVE central heating and is double glazed throughout. The kitchen/dinner has everything you need including: oven, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, microwave, fridge/freezer, kettle and a toaster. The seating area takes in lovely views of the mountains and the famous slate quarries. The steep garden at Gwalia has been imaginatively landscaped with trees and shrubs. Halfway up there is a seating area which takes in the wonderful mountain views! There is also a vey useful outhouse for storing your bikes safely and a outside tap for washing down those muddy wheels......or muddy dogs!! 2 dogs are welcome at our cottage. All we ask is that you bring their own bedding, towels and bowls. Please restrict them to downstairs only and please do not leave your pet unsupervised and could you please clean up after them on your departure. Changeover days are Saturday to Saturday. Arrival time: 4.00pm. Departure: 10.00am. Shorter breaks can be considered during quieter periods. All bed linen is provided but please bring your own towels. T-towels are provided. Children are very welcome at Gwalia but due to the steep steps leading to the garden, we think that it might be unsuitable for children under the age of 5 years and for people with limited mobility. Please note: There is on road parking. You can usually park quite easily opposite the cottage or there is parking further along the street. Please take care when crossing. The cottage is on a quite stretch of the A470, but we do have double glazing which minimises what road noise there is. Night time traffic noise is very low. There are 5 steps leading up to the front door, directly from the road.However, the cottage is set back from the road by a small enclosed garden. More
House Rules
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Unsuitable for children, under the age of 5 years, due to steep garden steps. Children must be supervised at all times when in the garden. May also be unsuitable for the infirm as there are steps leading up to the front door 2 dogs are allowed at the property but we ask guests to bring their own bedding, bowls and towels. Please restrict pets to DOWNSTAIRS ONLY and we ask that you clean up after them on your departure. Please DO NOT leave pets unattended in the cottage in case of damages.
Bathrooms
1 Full bath
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About the Owner
Susan B
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:April 2017
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Reviewed September 23, 2019

Wow! This has been the best cottage that we have ever had the pleasure of staying in. Even had cake and yummy things to welcome us :) Gwalia cottage has everything ++++ Whatever you need for the perfect holiday. Very Comfy beds and gorgeous mountain...More

Date of stay: September 2019
Thank Joby1515
Camper715561, VR Owner at Gwalia cottage: Dog friendly quarryman's cottage in the heart of Snowdonia!, responded to this reviewResponded January 21, 2020

Thank you so much for your wonderful review on Gwalia Cottage!! I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay and were able to explore the area. I do hope that you will stay with us again, in the not too distant future.

Reviewed July 23, 2019

Stayed for four nights in this little cottage , arrived to welcome pack of milk bread and chocolate cake. It’s a comfortable place and situated perfectly to explore the surrounding areas from beaches to mountains to little villages . Felt comfortable in the cottage ,...More

Date of stay: July 2019
Thank Beckyy1113
Camper715561, VR Owner at Gwalia cottage: Dog friendly quarryman's cottage in the heart of Snowdonia!, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2019

Thank you for your great review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Gwalia Cottage. Please do come back and visit again very soon!

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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 18, 2019

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Date of stay: July 2019
Camper715561, VR Owner at Gwalia cottage: Dog friendly quarryman's cottage in the heart of Snowdonia!, responded to this reviewResponded August 16, 2019

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Reviewed April 19, 2019

A fantastic Easter Holiday stay with our family of 4 and two dogs. The town Gwalia is set in is quiet but friendly and most of the shops and cafes are dog friendly. Gwalia cottage has a very steep terraced garden which allows great views...More

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank dubhe79
Camper715561, VR Owner at Gwalia cottage: Dog friendly quarryman's cottage in the heart of Snowdonia!, responded to this reviewResponded April 21, 2019

Thank you for your lovely review on staying at Gwalia Cottage. I do hope you will come back and stay with us again in the not too distant future!

Reviewed April 14, 2019 via mobile

Lovely well equipped, quite spacious, and clean cottage. Good base for exploring. Would recommend the zip wire just down the road and look forward to another visit to do the extreme Velocity zip wire at the other site.

Date of stay: April 2019
Thank TinaC4209
Camper715561, VR Owner at Gwalia cottage: Dog friendly quarryman's cottage in the heart of Snowdonia!, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2019

Hi Tina. Thank you for your review. Glad you enjoyed your stay at Gwalia Cottage.

Amenities
Pets Allowed: Yes
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
DVD Player
Central Heating
Dishwasher
Dryer
Fireplace
Freezer
Refrigerator
Housekeeping Included
Internet Access
Iron
Kettle
Linens Provided
Microwave
Mountain Views
Private Garden
Cooker
Toaster
TV
Washer
Wi-Fi
Fishing Nearby
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Horse Riding Nearby
Watersports Nearby
Rural/Countryside Retreats
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About the neighbourhood
Gwalia Cottage is in a perfect location for visiting Snowdonia and it's wonderful coastline. We are in walking distance of the town and Zip World..the fastest in Europe!, and Bounce Below where you can jump on trampolines in underground caverns! Bring your bikes and travel down paths which were once used for transporting the slate from the quarries. We are surrounded by mountains and glorious walks, the beaches at Black Rock Sands and Harlech are on a 20 minute drive away.
Getting around
We would recommend a car, just because there is so much to see in the area! but local transport is good. Why not catch the steam train, from the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog, and travel to the bustling town of Porthmadog? National trains also run from Blaenau Ffestiniog to London, Chester and Llandudno. Buses also run frequently from the town centre to Porthmadog and the surrounding area.
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