About 5005 - Explorers Cottage, Tanygrisiau
STS Reference Number: 5005
STS Grade: 4
This cottage is within healthy walking distance of Zip World and Bounce Below, as seen on TV.
Guests are in for a lucky suprise with this cosy cottage. Set within the area which 'roofed the world', so called because of the excellent quality of the local slate. This delightful cottage has been decorated and refurbished to a very good standard. The large inglenook fireplace makes a beautiful feature the living room providing a cosy setting for its lucky guests. On the doorstep of this holiday home are enough walks to last you the entire week along with a number of public houses waiting to greet you from your fun filled day. Along the top of the garden is where the Ffestiniog Steam Train makes it journey from Porthmadog to its final stop Blaenau Ffestiniog - so close you could shake the train conductors hand! Blaenau Ffestiniog is a small town host to some historic slate quarries which have now the amazing 'Zip World (Titan)' and 'Bounce Below!' adrenaline rush attractions in North Wales. Enjoy local taverns, eating establishments and many shops. The harbour town of Porthmadog is 15 miles away with its bustling streets, shops, restaurants and popular harbour. The long sandy beaches of Morfa Bychan and Harlech are both 17 miles away. Enjoy the cycle route around Llyn Trawsfynydd (7ml) and Mountain Biking at Coed y Brenin Ganllwyd (14ml).
Two bedrooms: One double and one twin. Bed linen is provided and towels are available to hire.
Shower room with shower cubicle, WC & HWB.
Modern fitted kitchen with electric cooker, fridge/freezer, microwave, washing machine and dishwasher.
Lounge/diner with mountain views Freeview flatscreen TV, DVD large inglenook fireplace housing a log burner.
Enclosed patio to rear with a garden up some steep steps to enjoy the views.
Parking for two cars on a quiet street.
Electric heaters and log burner.
Electricity & electric heating inclusive.
Maximum 1 pet.
Extra: A lockable shed is available for bike storage.
Please note: A returnable £100 Good Housekeeping bond will be required before we can give the key safe code. Our experience shows that this procedure results in an all round better holiday for everyone, as our holiday home owners are prepared to offer better quality properties for guests and all guests fully respect the property and so make manageable the process of preparing the property for the next guest's full enjoyment. Nearly all our guests are respectful people where the bond is fully returned. We have a high proportion of returning guests who are appreciative of our service and the high standard of accommodation that we strive to provide. Please be assured that STS is a Visit Wales/Welsh Assembly Government Accredited agency. Thank you in advance for your co-operation.
Mr & Mrs C: "We forgot to write in your visitor book so we'll leave you a glorious review online to let people know when theyr looking to book what a lovely cottage and location it is in and how thoughtful the owners are."
Mr & Mrs D: "Very comfortable with everything you could possibly need. Weather was out of this world, walking in Moelwyn and Snowdon enjoyable, ate, drank and had a wonderful time."
Mr & Mrs G: "Comfortable cottage, beautiful environment and fabulous weather, what more could you ask for. Walked every day, books and maps really useful. Last day walked route 21 in pathfinder guide 10 and ended up having fish and chips in Borth. Unfortunately have to go home tomorrow but will be back."
Mr & Mrs S: "What a lovely home to stay in, the time has flown by. Steam train to Bleanau Ffestiniog and walk back; nice to do.Steam train to Porthmadog very pretty, can stop at Minffordd and walk 1 1/2 miles to Portmeirion. Conway castle and town worth a visit also Harlech and surrounding area. Local walk up the hill worth a look, waterfalls in full flow after rain."
Visit Wales Comments (March 2015):
"The interior is a mix of traditional and contemporary design with modern furnishings. The level of cleanliness on the day was commendable and a credit to all concerned. ."
Overall Quailty Percentage: 80%
A single £27 Booking Fee applies to all bookings and is included in the price shown. Bookings for 2 weeks will be eligible for a £27 Multi-week Saving. Please claim this in the 'Additional Information' box that appears during the booking process and we will adjust the total before deducting the money from your card.
We strongly recommend that you take our Cancellation Protection (see Terms & Conditions). This has already been selected for you when you book, so simply de-select them on the bookings screen if you already have holiday insurance or if you do not want any cover.
The Pet Charge for all properties accepting pets is £20 per pet.
No Smoking: We want all our guests to enjoy an odour free environment when they arrive at their property. We therefore prohibit smoking within the premises in ALL our properties. A 'Refreshing Charge' will be levied on guests who smoke in properties. A No Smoking Policy may form part of a property's statutory Fire Risk Assessment.
Mini-breaks & Weekends: Bookings that are for less than 7 nights are only bookable within 21 days (some properties are within a different amount of days) of the start date of the holiday. Weekend booking requests that do not start or end on a property's usual change-over day or cross over more than 1 week, are at the discretion of the property owner. Please feel free to ring us to discuss your requirements on 01766 51 38 29.