Sparrows, Blaenau FfestiniogRef: 5008
STS Grade 4
New listing, May 2018
Sparrows is situated in an elevated position at the head of the Ffestiniog Valley in Snowdonia and yet only 12miles from the Cambrian coastline as seen in the distance. More dramatic scenery cannot be found anywhere. High craggy peaks with evidence of slate quarrying through the ages here and there. This is one of 6 small terraced stone cottages a few minutes walk from the High Street at the historic quarrying town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Recently prepared by it's proud owner where every thought has been given to offer a comfortable place to stay for her guests. All facilities provided including washing machine and tumble dryer for those wanting a longer holiday in Snowdonia. There are shops and eating places in the town and within half a mile is the old Llechwedd Quarry where trips underground show the work involved in 'Roofing the world' with slate, Zip World: Titan and Bounce Below are also just outside the town as is Antur Stiniog the wild off road cycling centre. If adrenaline isn't your thing then touring the area and visiting National Trust's Bodnant Garden's (23 mls) Portmeirion Village (11 mls) or a few castles might be the thing to do. You can even catch the Ffestiniog Railway's steam train down to Porthmadog harbour (12 mls) and visit the sandy beaches or catch a train to Llandudno (32 mls) and visit this Victorian Seaside resort for a change of culture. What ever you choose - if it's sea or mountain you won't be far from anywhere here.
2 BEDROOM: 1 Double bedroom, 1 Single bedroom. Bed linen and towels included.
SHOWER ROOM/WC: Spacious shower cubicle, hand wash basin & WC.
KITCHEN with breakfast bar, gas cooker, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, microwave.
UTILITY ROOM: Washing machine and tumble dryer
LOUNGE: Wood effect flooring, gas fire, flatscreen TV & DVD.
PARKING: Street parking.
GARDEN: Small front garden with seat. Enclosed rear terraced garden.
LINEN & TOWELS included.
HEATING: Central heating with radiators in most rooms.
WiFi: Yes, included.
PET: 1 pet allowed.
EXTRA: Lockable shed suitable for storing 2 bikes, by arrangement with the owner of the property.
Price Group: 6
Mr & Mrs S (August 2019): "Many thank for making us so welcome. The house is equiped with every amenity and it is done so tastefully. We really enjoyed staying here, and meeting you. We did not experience the best weather for hiking, so it was an important and much appreciated compensation to come back 'home' to such a comfortable house. Thank you again and best wishes"
Miss W (July 2019): "Cottage was warm & welcoming. The Owner was on hand for any problems & gave us tips on places to see & things to do." and "An amazing place to visit. The Owner has ben most welcoming & a font of local knowledge. The cottage is warm & welcoming. Can't wait to come back."
Mrs L (May 2019): "Small but perfectly formed cottage. Has everything you need with a smart makeover. It is in a great spot for visiting places in Snowdonia. The host is very friendly and helpful, left buttered Welsh cakes for us and it doesn't get better than that. We loved it."
M, M & O (April, 2019): "Many thanks for everything. We have had an amazing stay, beautiful weather and it is a shame that it is high time fo rus to go back home but maybe one day we will be back again. It was a pleasure to meet you. Thank you."
Mrs W (September), 2018): "Good location. Owner of property very welcoming. Milk in fridge. Cottage well equipped.
M Family (September, 2018): "Well presented and equipped cottage. Central to all we wanted to do. Perfect location for dog walks in the morning. Well stocked local shop and other small shops for everything you need. Didn't have the best weather so the central heating was a bonus. Very good value, the best we have stayed in."
Ms K-C (August, 2018): "The cottage was extremely well equipped with everything thought of to make it a home from home. Hairdryer, CD player, picnic box, ice blocks, tea, coffee, milk and the added touch of Welsh cakes on arrival. Our host was amazing - very friendly and helpful - recommended places to go, walks and eat and went through everything in great detail - she was available by telephone if we needed anything. The cottage is ideally placed for Zip World:Titan, Bounce Below - only 10 minute walk away. Great place to explore North Wales and Snowdonia."
D, K & P (August, 2018): "Many thanks Heddwen for sharing your family home with us. We have had an amazing stay. The cottage is ideally situated for all the many attractions North Wales has to offer. We enjoyed every minute. The cottage was immaculately clean and has everything a home requires. You really have thought of everything. You are a fantastic host and nothing was too much trouble. We were surprised to know it was dog friendly as you could not tell as previous cottages we've stayed at you could smell dogs but really no smell at all of dogs. Thank you again and we wish you luck in your future ventures. Thanks".
A Family (August, 2018): "Enjoyed our stay at Min-y-Coed, everything here you could expect from a self catering cottage. Heddwen you were most welcoming and gave us good advice on where to eat etc. We will definitely be back."
J & D (August, 2018): "We have enjoyed our stay at Sparrows. The cottage is very well equipped and a lot of thought has gone into making us feel at home. Excellent location with beautiful walks on your doorstep. Trip on the Ffestiniog Railway steam train a must! Recommend walks 'Devil's Kitchen' and 'Crafnant' and dog friendly 'Black Rock Sands' beach was not to be missed Wish we had more time to do more."
L & L (August, 2018): "Came to climb Snowdon and had a perfect day. Thank you to the owner for her warm welcome and comfortable stay. It has been a fabulous short break."
H & C (July, 2018): "We have had a fabuous trip. The beds were really comfortable & the house is in a fantastic location for all the activities and places we visited. Many thanks."
G Family (June, 2018): "We have enjoyed our stay. So much though has been given into making us feel at home, and nothing is ever too much trouble. The owner was a star. Thank you."
Visit Wales Comments: TBA
Quality Percentage: TBA
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The Pet Charge for all properties accepting pets is £20 per pet.
After your stay, we ask you kindly to please leave the property as it is found, in a clean and tidy manner. This includes replacing the furniture if you have moved them, emptying all internal bins, clean and put away plates etc., clean work tops and surfaces and hoover the floors.
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: In most cases, bookings that are for less than 7 nights in the season (Easter to the end of October) are only bookable at short notice. Out of season (November to last week before Easter) is more flexible. The mini-break rules for each property is stated on the description. Weekend booking requests that do not start or end on a property's change-over day or cross over more than 1 week, are at the discretion of the property owner. Please feel free to call us to discuss your requirements.
Un restricted street parking, although it cannot be guaranteed outside the door, it won't be far away. one step into the cottage to the lounge, kitchen and utility room. Up a flight of stairs to the first floor with a hand rail to two bedrooms and a shower room wc. There is quite a high step into the shower . Externally to the rear is an elevated slated area with steps down to a small enclosed garden laid to lawn with out houses.
|Period||Week Price||3 night price|
|03 August 2019 to 23 August 2019||£ 557||£ 446|
|24 August 2019 to 30 August 2019||£ 479||£ 430|
|31 August 2019 to 06 September 2019||£ 439||£ 390|
|07 September 2019 to 13 September 2019||£ 375||£ 334|
|14 September 2019 to 20 September 2019||£ 417||£ 334|
|21 September 2019 to 27 September 2019||£ 367||£ 294|
|28 September 2019 to 11 October 2019||£ 327||£ 262|
|12 October 2019 to 18 October 2019||£ 347||£ 278|
|19 October 2019 to 25 October 2019||£ 407||£ 326|
|26 October 2019 to 01 November 2019||£ 367||£ 294|
|02 November 2019 to 13 December 2019||£ 307||£ 246|
|14 December 2019 to 20 December 2019||£ 407||£ 326|
|21 December 2019 to 03 January 2020||£ 507||£ 406|
|04 January 2020 to 14 February 2020||£ 327||£ 262|
|15 February 2020 to 28 February 2020||£ 367||£ 294|
|29 February 2020 to 27 March 2020||£ 327||£ 262|
|28 March 2020 to 03 April 2020||£ 367||£ 294|
|04 April 2020 to 17 April 2020||£ 437||£ 350|
|18 April 2020 to 01 May 2020||£ 367||£ 294|
|02 May 2020 to 22 May 2020||£ 427||£ 342|
|23 May 2020 to 29 May 2020||£ 527||£ 422|
|30 May 2020 to 03 July 2020||£ 467||£ 374|
|04 July 2020 to 10 July 2020||£ 507||£ 406|
|11 July 2020 to 17 July 2020||£ 527||£ 422|
|18 July 2020 to 24 July 2020||£ 557||£ 446|
|25 July 2020 to 21 August 2020||£ 577||£ 462|
|22 August 2020 to 28 August 2020||£ 557||£ 446|
|29 August 2020 to 04 September 2020||£ 507||£ 406|
|05 September 2020 to 18 September 2020||£ 437||£ 350|
|19 September 2020 to 25 September 2020||£ 387||£ 310|
|26 September 2020 to 09 October 2020||£ 347||£ 278|
|10 October 2020 to 16 October 2020||£ 367||£ 294|
|17 October 2020 to 30 October 2020||£ 427||£ 342|
|31 October 2020 to 11 December 2020||£ 327||£ 262|
|12 December 2020 to 18 December 2020||£ 427||£ 342|
|19 December 2020 to 25 December 2020||£ 527||£ 422|
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