About Manod Mountain Cottage
This end of terrace cottage is in the heart of the Unesco World Heritage site and surrounded by the Snowdonia National Park. It is within walking distance of a local community inn and shops. The cottage has been carefully prepared with comfort in mind. To the rear there is a small rock garden and at the front, the cottage style garden has a fair-sized lawn and seating area from which one can enjoy views of the Moelwyn mountains. The cottage is in the shadow of Pant yr Ynn mill and its large waterfall. Blaenau Ffestiniog town is at the head of the valley about one mile away with shops, including an artisan baker, other independent shops and two small supermarkets, cafes and restaurants. Visitors can enjoy the mountain biking centre, caving, Zip World’s Bounce Below and Titan zip line. The Ffestiniog steam train regularly travels from Porthmadog to Blaenau Ffestiniog, there is also a British Rail beautiful train-ride from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Conwy, with its castle, and to Llandudno. Porthmadog, about 12 miles drive, is a harbour town with shops and restaurants. The cottage is an excellent base from which to explore the area either on foot or by car. Cynfal Waterfalls are only about a two mile walk and roughly one further mile away are the remains of the Tomen-y-Mur Roman fort and an amphitheatre. About half an hour from Blaenau Ffestiniog is Bala Lake and the National Whitewater Centre. Betws y Coed and Surf Snowdonia are approximately twelve to fifteen miles from the cottage as are sandy beaches and, inland, Snowdon beckons walkers.