Stars & Clouds Cottage, FfestiniogRef: 5013
STS Grade 4
Friday - Friday
A delightful cottage, with out-reaching views over the valley towards Manod mountains and the historic Llechwedd slates and a dramatic and beautiful view over the town of Blaenau Ffestiniog at the head of the Ffestiniog Valley. Lovingly restored semi-detached cottage retaining original features, such as the dark 200 yr old wooden cottage staircase, deep inglenook fireplace and beamed ceilings married to modern conveniences, such as reclining leather sofas, flatscreen TV, en-suite shower room and a fantastic HOT-TUB under the stars! Situated down a narrow lane above the town, passing other terraced cottages, it has a footpath to the front door that continues to the town (10 minutes walk further on). Superb central mountain position, just 30 minutes drive from the Cambrian coastline, Harlech town with a cliff top castle and Porthmadog harbour town with famous steam engines and trains. The north Wales coast is 45 minutes to Conwy harbour and castle, Llandudno pier and large town. Snowdon is a 30 minute drive through the high Crimea Pass to Betws y Coed and about a further 20 minutes to the beautiful National Trust Bodnant Gardens. On the doorstep is Zip World: Titan, Bounce Below and Antur Stiniog mountain cycling centre which is just 10 minutes drive away from Stars & Clouds Cottage. This cottage is inside one of the new UNESCO World Heritage site: Wales Slate - Ffestiniog Slate Mines & Quarries!
3 BEDROOMS: 1 large master Double bedroom on the ground floor with an EN-SUITE SHOWER ROOM/WC with hand wash basin in the bedroom (2 steps from living room with low head-room), 2 small Double bedrooms - up original wooden stairs - both have some sloping ceilings, one is very compact and limited furniture in the room, but large Victorian chest of drawers on landing outside the door (more suitable for 1 person). No cot. BED LINEN provided
-At this time, due to Covid regulations, we are asking Guests bring their own TOWELS and TEA TOWELS.
BATHROOM/WC: Upstairs contemparary white bathroom suite with shower attachment
LOUNGE: 2 leather sofas with foot raisers, flatscreen TV and multi-fuel stove. Alexa interface also available.
DINING ROOM: Room for 6 round a stripped pine table, wood buring stove.
KITCHEN up 2 steps through low head-room. Large range cooker, fridge, microwave, fitted 'cottage-style' units.
GAMES ROOM/UTILITY ROOM: External room up garden steps with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. Pool table, dart board and a combi weight exercise machine.
HOT TUB: The bespoke gazebo canopy in the garden with glass celling to see the stars for dinning and HOT TUB!
HEATING: Programmable ceramic electric heating with timer in all rooms, central heating in master bedroom.
GROUNDS: Cottage garden with walking archway to front, large terrace garden to rear with wooden stairs to SUMMER HOUSE for dining under the stars and hot tub.
PARKING: STRICTLY allocated parking for 2 cars, 100m from cottage. From 21st May property will have an electric car charging point available.
PETS: 1 Small.
WiFi: Yes, free. (And Alexa).
NEW FOR 2021: This property will have a charging point for electric vehicles, due to be installed May 21st 2021.
ELECTRIC CAR CUSTOMERS: There is a £40 charge per week for electric car hook up usage. (After 21st May 2021) Please state at time of booking if required.
Visit Wales Inspection: November 2019
Comments: "Stars and Clouds offers guests comfortable accomodation with wonderful extended views to the town and West through the initial approach past neighbouring properties does not inspire. The terraced grounds have summer house, games/gym room and covered hot tub. The house has been represented and has a comfortable lounge with separate dining room leading to the kitchen a spacious master bedroom is en suite whilst the other bedrooms are more compact."
Grading: 79.43% 4 Star
Miss M (July 20210: "Super cottage that worked really well for us as a couple, we can see how it would work for higher occupancy too, but loved having a toilet/bathroom each and the general extra space.
Both the games room and hot tub were used every day and thoroughly enjoyed! The view from the hot tub are fantastic, it's simply out of this world relaxing in there whilst watching the skyline across the mountains change.
Having the washing machine to spin off excess water and tumble drier to start the drying process were also really helpful extras as we got soaked to the bone every day and it would otherwise have been a nightmare trying to get the clothes dry.
We generally like to try somewhere new each time we go away but with this cottage we could well be tempted to break that habit and return."
Mrs O (May 2021): House was very comfortable with all amenities needed. The games room was great and was a good space to use. Hot tub was a treat with lovely views. Area was beautiful and a short walk to the village a bonus. the Co-op there had all we needed. Everyone we met was very pleasant and helpful too. The owner was very helpful and reacted quickly to problems or queries. only suggestions would be to have more details on how to use the log burners (although Peter did explain this when asked), a note to remind you to mind your head when going from the kitchen to the dining room! Shower was good and there was plenty of hot water. Heating was flexible and very warm when needed. Parking was closer to house than it sounded, another brownie point!
Mr J (October 2020): "Clean, cosy cottage with a giatn wood burning stove perfect for putting your feet up in the evenings or heading out for walks in the beautiful surrounding area. On top of this, the hot tub was a real highlight with its amazing views."
Mrs V (September 2019): "The cottage was comfortable and good little extra facilities such as hot tub multi gym, pool table which we made use of!"
2021 Price group 23 minimum rent £907
Minibreaks: This property owner will only accept mini-breaks at medium notice of 14-21 days between Easter and Thanksgiving. Outside of this time mini-breaks are bookable 56 days before the holiday.
We strongly recommend that you take our Cancellation Protection (see Terms & Conditions). If you continue you will notice that during the next booking steps this will automatically be selected for you and the price will increase, 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.
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.
|Period||Week Price||3 night price|
|06 August 2021 to 19 August 2021||£ 1247||£ 998|
|20 August 2021 to 26 August 2021||£ 1227||£ 982|
|27 August 2021 to 02 September 2021||£ 1027||£ 822|
|03 September 2021 to 16 December 2021||£ 907||£ 907|
|17 December 2021 to 06 January 2022||£ 1192||£ 954|
|07 January 2022 to 13 January 2022||£ 1242||£ 994|
|14 January 2022 to 26 May 2022||£ 957||£ 957|
|27 May 2022 to 02 June 2022||£ 1242||£ 994|
|03 June 2022 to 30 June 2022||£ 957||£ 957|
|01 July 2022 to 07 July 2022||£ 1077||£ 862|
|08 July 2022 to 14 July 2022||£ 1242||£ 994|
|15 July 2022 to 21 July 2022||£ 1277||£ 1022|
|22 July 2022 to 18 August 2022||£ 1297||£ 1038|
|19 August 2022 to 25 August 2022||£ 1277||£ 1022|
|26 August 2022 to 01 September 2022||£ 1077||£ 862|
|02 September 2022 to 15 December 2022||£ 957||£ 957|
|16 December 2022 to 29 December 2022||£ 1242||£ 994|
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