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A Real Home from Home in the heart of Snowdonia....pets are welcome too!!

 Gwaila Cottage is a traditional, stone built, 19th Century Quarryman's cottage situated just outside the historic slate town of Blaenau Ffestiniog. Surrounded by breath taking scenery, Gwalia is perfect for an active holiday or a retreat from the hustle and bustle of modern life.

For those of you who like to live life in the fast lane (so to speak!) why not discover Snowdonia from the fastest Zip Wire in Europe! Or explore deep caverns at Bounce Below while jumping on trampolines! Bring your bikes, and travel at speed,down steep paths which were once used for transporting the slate from the quarries...the list is endless!! And all this from your doorstep!


For those who prefer a quieter pace why not discover glorious sandy beaches at Harlech, Criccieth and Black Rock Sands near Porthmadog. Take a Steam Train ride   and visit magical lakes while exploring the many Castles in the area. Discover at your leisure and soak up the atmosphere of a bygone age.

The Cottage sleeps up to 4 people comfortably in 2 bedrooms: 1 Double and 1 Twin. The Twin room also has a separate shower and sink.

The cosy Living Room has a multi fuel burner, a 32" TV and DVD Player, WI-FI, exposed beams and 2 very comfortable leather sofa's. The cottage has central heating and is double glazed no need to feel cold on a chilly evening!

 The kitchen /diner has everything you could need: oven, gas hob,washing machine and tumble dryer, fridge/freezer,dishwasher, microwave, toaster and Kettle. The dinning area seats up to 5 people and overlooks the mountains and the old slate quarries.

The  upstairs Bathroom has a bath, separate shower, toilet and sink.

The steep garden has been imaginatively landscaped showing the exposed natural rock features, trees and shrubs. There is a terraced area where you can take in the magnificent views of the surrounding area. There is also a very useful secure outhouse for storing your bikes safely and a outside tap for washing down those muddy wheels....or muddy dogs!!

  Up to 2 dogs are welcome at Gwalia. All we ask is that your bring their own beds, bowls,towels etc. 

Changeover days are Saturday to Saturday. Arrival time: after 4.00pm. Departure time: 10.00am. We can also cater for shorter periods, please contact us with your chosen dates.

Children are very welcome at Gwalia Cottage but due to the steep slate steps in the garden, we think it might be unsuitable for children under the age of 5 years, and for those who have limited mobility.


If you would like to find out more about Gwalia Cottage, please visit the links below, or do get in touch, via the above email address....we would love to hear from you!

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Ref:  2016

" Lovely cottage in fabulous location,"   

  "Perfect stay!"

"Home from home with thoughtful touches."  

4 and 5 Star Reviews on TripAdvisor!

Certificate of Excellence 2017, 2018 and now for 2019!!