Cornerstone Cottage
is a quaint Miner's Cottage in a pleasant Village close to the Town of Blaenau Ffestiniog,
on the border of Snowdonia in the County of Gwynedd in North Wales.

The stone Cottage backs onto the Moelwyns, and the Ffestiniog Steam Railway crosses through the top of the back steep-terraced garden,
and there is a pretty view from the front aspect of the house.

There is free on-road parking usually available outside the front of the house, or further parking available outside the children's park diagonally opposite.

The Cottage comprises a hallway leading to a lounge with sofa bed, dining table, chairs and bookshelf. This leads to a well-stocked kitchen with small cooker, and separate slow-cooker. 

A back porch leads to the bins outside, and access to the front. 

The steep terraced garden is not suitable for sitting in, 

However, a folding table and garden chairs are provided for eating in the small front garden.

Alternatively, there are 3 picnic tables in the park virtually opposite the Cottage. 


Upstairs, off the landing, there is the Main Bedroom, (called 'The Light Room', as it is flooded with light most of the day, and has an enlightening view). 

The Light Room comprises a double bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Also, a long mirror, DAB Radio, and folding desk and chair. 

The Back Bedroom, called 'The Railway Room' (as one can wave to the Steam Train from it) contains a trunk bed which may be set up as either twin beds or as a double bed. It also has a wardrobe and chest of drawers, and folding desk and chair set within. 

Then there is a bathroom with bath, sink and WC (but no shower at present). 

On the next floor up some steep stairs is a basic Loft Room with a bunk-bed, 2 high-up velux windows. 



Please be aware that, although the Cottage CAN sleep 8, it much more comfortably sleeps 4,

Especially as there is only 1 Bathroom/WC. 


The following list features some of the local attractions:

1. The Llechweld Slate Mines

2.'Bounce Below', one of Europe's biggest underground trampolines

3.'Zipworld', one of Europe's largest 4-person Zipwires going over the Mountains, and another one below ground

4. A mountain biking Range with bike hire

5. It literally backs on to the Moelwyn Mountains, so lots of hiking on the doorstep. 

6.The Ffestiniog Steam Railway runs past the back of the House from Blaenau Ffestiniog to Porthmadog, and then the Snowdonia Steam Railway will take you from Porthmadog to Caernarfon, where there is a lovely imposing Castle. 

7.There are many National Trust Properties, such as Plas Newydd, within driving distance. 

8.There is some truly spectacular scenery in this area, whether you travel to Betwsy Coed, Criccieth, or towards the Isle of Anglesey, Mount Snowdon,or the Llŷn Peninsula (all less than an hour's drive away). 

9.The nearby Town of Blaenau Ffestiniog (5mins drive), has a Tourist Information centre, as well as a Swimming Pool, and several Cafés and Restaurants, 

But TripAdvisor will offer many other nearby suggestions with Reviews! 

10.The House is centrally placed to a long list of Tourist Attractions which we have not mentioned, but details of which may be found in our Tourist Info. File. 




Important Note:

The Charnwood woodburner runs the hot water and radiators. Please note that Hotmax recycled briquettes (which are the easiest/cleanest/quickest heat-source are NOT provided. 

(They can be preordered, as wood/coal merchants nearby offer free delivery. 

A list of places to buy them is provided in the 'Welcome Pack'). 

Back-up oil-fired plug-in heaters are provided, as are electric blankets.

All electrical items have been PAT - tested for safety. 


House Rules:

Strictly No pets. 

No smokers. 

No cat-owners (due to severe cat-allergy of the Hostess). 

No shoes worn upstairs (due to some new carpets). 

No food taken or eaten upstairs. 

No candles permitted to be lit upstairs, 

And only the 2 lanterns in the lounge with caution. 

All rubbish MUST be put into the correct recycling bins and put out on the correct day (or Gwynedd County Council will fine you!) 

Please leave the Cottage in the same clean and tidy condition in which it is found. 



A full electrical safety certificate is provided. All furniture is of up-to-date BSfire-safety standards. 

The fireplace has been cleaned and tested. 

There are fire alarms in every room

And a fire alarm and carbon monoxide alarm downstairs in the hall 

And upstairs in the landing, have been hardwired into the electrical system. 


For all Enquiries of "Cornerstone Cottage" :

 Please email 'The Owner' at :

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Or text message: 07855519389.