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Bodorwel - Ffestiniog Railway - Snowdonia

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2 bedrooms
1 bathroom
4 guests
7 nights minimum
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Bodorwel Cottage is located in upper Penrhyndeudraeth, it dates from the early 1800's. Formally associated with a local forge, it now provides a comfortable base for exploring Snowdonia and north Wales. Bodorwel's key attraction is it's location beside and under the Festiniog Railway. The railway literally runs along the garden wall, words and pictures do not do the experience of a steam train going by justice! We offer weekly rover tickets for the Ffestiniog Railway, Adult £25.00, child £12.50. Rover tickets also give 20% discount on the Welsh Highland Railway. The mature garden has seating for 4 guests, ideal for al fresco meals. Bodorwel is available for weekly lets, 1500hrs Friday to 1000hrs the following Friday. Bodorwel offers two double rooms, both with a good view, and a travel co...Bodorwel Cottage is located in upper Penrhyndeudraeth, it dates from the early 1800's. Formally associated with a local forge, it now provides a comfortable base for exploring Snowdonia and north Wales. Bodorwel's key attraction is it's location beside and under the Festiniog Railway. The railway literally runs along the garden wall, words and pictures do not do the experience of a steam train going by justice! We offer weekly rover tickets for the Ffestiniog Railway, Adult £25.00, child £12.50. Rover tickets also give 20% discount on the Welsh Highland Railway. The mature garden has seating for 4 guests, ideal for al fresco meals. Bodorwel is available for weekly lets, 1500hrs Friday to 1000hrs the following Friday. Bodorwel offers two double rooms, both with a good view, and a travel cot (although you will need to bring cot bedding). Heating is via night storage heaters and a wood burning stove in the lounge. Electricity and wood (Oct-May) are provided. The lounge seats 5, it includes a TV, DVD player and hifi. The kitchen-diner has all that you might require for 4 people. Bedding is provided but you will need to bring towels. Penrhyndeudreath High St (5 min walk) has a Spar, a pubs, chip shop, chinese takeaway, indian restaurant/takeaway, butcher, deli, newsagent, electrical and hardware shops. The Festiniog Railway's Penrhyn Station is just 100 meters away, quarter of a mile away is the Cambrian Coast mainline to Pwllheli and Shrewsbury and beyond. Portmeirion village is only a 5 minute drive away. Made famous by the cult 60's TV programme 'The Prisioner', you can walk around the village and the extensive grounds. A 5 minute drive away is the historic harbour town of Porthmadog. It has all the facilities of a large town but the feel of a smaller one. The location of the terminus of both the Festiniog and Welsh Highland Railways, Porthmadog can also be the starting point for several locals walks; the cob and harbour; Moel y Gest; Borth y Gest and Criccieth. Snowdonia is a great place to spend time walking and sightseeing. The villages of Beddgelert, Betws y Coed and Llanberis are all nestled in the mountains. Borth y Gest, Black Rock Sands and Criccieth beaches are a short drive.More
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David T
Languages spoken:English
Response Rate:100%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:June 2013
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

Lovely personal e-mails on booking, on arrival there was provisions and essentials.which gave a warm welcome to a very comfortable cottage. Beds were very comfortable ,lounge had lots of books and music to look through as well as TV and radios. Garden was lovely to...More

Date of stay: June 2016
1  Thank Brian R
ArtimusDave, VR Owner at Bodorwel - Ffestiniog Railway - Snowdonia, responded to this reviewResponded 13 June 2016

Brian and Margaret, Thank you so much for your very detailed and thorough review explaining exactly how your stay was. Hopefully people will have all the information they need to make that decision. Natasha

Reviewed 20 February 2016

Super location for lots of family activities, cottage clean and well equipped. Lovely log fire and a great base to explore this stunning area.highly recommend.

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank arrowsje
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Reviewed 22 August 2015

Spent a lovely week based at this cottage to celebrate my train enthusiast son's tenth birthday. It was ideally situated for visiting local railways especially when the steam train went past the garden. Beautiful well established garden, well equipped house. The refreshing welcome well appreciated....More

Date of stay: August 2015
Thank david m
Reviewed 3 August 2015

This beautiful cottage had absolutely everything we needed and more...as if it wasn't enough to have the beautiful Ffestiniog Railway in your own backyard! Very, very comfortable and relaxing after a day's sightseeing, or the perfect hideaway for a day inside out of the rain....More

Date of stay: July 2015
Thank Safiay
Reviewed 1 June 2015

We really enjoyed our stay. The location is perfect for Snowdonia, the coast and the obligatory railways - you get great up-close views of the Ffestiniog line from the garden. We visited with our 8 month old son so we had to move a few...More

Date of stay: May 2015
Thank Michael A
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: Yes
Suitable For Children Under 5
Refrigerator
Washer
Highchair
Private Garden
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Cycling Trips
Books
Hairdryer
TV
Parking
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Internet Access
Toaster
Cooker
Fishing Nearby
Local Guides/Maps
Long Term Rentals (Over 1 Month)
Dryer
Iron
Beach Or Lakeside Relaxation
Stereo System
Hiking Trips
Microwave
Mountain Views
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Watersports Nearby
House Swap
Fireplace
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How to get there
From the north coast of Wales follow the A55 to the Llandudno turn off. Follow signs to Blaenau Ffestiniog then Porthmadog. Penrhyndeudraeth is located 3 miles before Porthmadog. Turn right at the Griffin pub and drive up the hill. Take the second left (the first is nearly impossible to take!) and Bodorwel is straight ahead. From the Shrewsbury direction follow the A5 to just past Corwen and take the Bala road. On entering Bala take the Porthmadog road. Penrhyndeudraeth is located 3 miles before Porthmadog. Turn right at the Griffin pub and drive up the hill. Take the second left (the first is nearly impossible to take!) and Bodorwel is straight ahead. From the south of Wales take the A470 from Dolgellau. At Gellilydan do not take the turning to Blaenau Ffestiniog, carry on ahead...
Activities nearby
Fishing Nearby, There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive, There Are Tennis Courts Nearby, Watersports Nearby, Nearest Beach: 2.0 km
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