All the basics are
provided to enable you to self-cater and have a comfortable base from
which to explore the North Wales region. Visitors have left unsolicited
on Ebay to say
the cottage is "cosy", "a good place to
chill out", "a great hideaway" and a "fantastic location".
There is one large bedroom with two bunk beds that
can sleep four adults and will easily accommodate a cot, if you need to
The bathroom has an electric shower, electrical shaver point, wash
basin,toilet and heated towel rail. A bath for a baby is provided.
The kitchen includes the basics,such as ‘Baby Belling’ cooker,
microwave, table-top fridge, toaster, hot-water heater etc.
The sitting room has a stereo system to play your own tape-cassettes
and CD’s or listen to the radio (no TV). The wood burning stove can
generate enough heat to warm the whole cottage; excellent for baking
potatoes, heating a kettle etc.. Wood for burning is included. All
rooms have electric heaters.
A feature of the garden is the walk-through Rhododendron tree which
attracts many varieties of small birds and where the wood store is
located. A supply of wood is kept beneath the tree. A gate at the bottom of the garden gives you access to the
path and the hillock from where you get a wonderfull all-round
panoramic view overlooking the reservoir and the Ffestiniog (narrow
gauge) Railway. See Local Scenery
There is a service road at what was the back of the cottage in the days when Slate Miners used to live here. The road is officially unadopted. There is enough width for two cars to pass and to gain access with a trailer/horse box. This is now the front entrance and you can see where you have to turn on the water when you arrive.
There are two main parking areas; one off-road at the
end of the terrace and another on the Cwmorthin Road opposite the path
leading to the terrace. Access along the service road must be observed to enable neighbours to pass and to turn around in the car park. You may also park opposite the cottage, unless already occupied by the neighbour.