Hen Aelwyd Yr Urdd

Hen Aelwyd yr Urdd is a pretty Welsh holiday cottage, dating back over a hundred years which provides the perfect cosy retreat for a romantic getaway for couples. Offering compact and comfortable accommodation the cottage really is an ideal base for exploring the area at anytime of the year! Dogs are welcome.


The cottage is well maintained and presented to a high standard throughout, exuding a friendly welcome and cosy ambience. Situated in a quiet position away from the main road and passing traffic, the cottage is located in the village of Llan Ffestiniog, known locally as Llan and sometimes shown as Ffestiniog on maps. It is a close neighbour of Blaenau Ffestiniog which is approximately three miles away and was once the world’s capital of slate quarrying, known as the ‘City of Slate’ in the 18th Century.

Blaenau Ffestiniog offers an array of eating establishments, pubs, shops, chemist, petrol station/garage and leisure centre/swimming pool and is also the home to the World Famous Ffestiniog Narrow Gauge Steam railway which links to the harbour town of Porthmadog.

The village stands amongst some dramatic scenery- to the east there is the broad open, moorland wilderness of the Migneint – whilst to the south and west is the glorious Vale of Ffestiniog, a deep sheltered valley of thick woodland and green river meadows.

Here you can enjoy some wonderful walks from the front door, one of particular beauty being the picturesque Cynfal Falls, (Rhaeadr Cynfal), located a short walk away.

Llan Ffestiniog has a shop and post office and the nearest pub is a short walk from the cottage. The Pengwern Arms, an old Coaching Inn dating back some two hundred years has opened it’s doors once again for the first time in over two years as a community pub, bought by the community for the community. A warm welcome awaits you. The renowned Grapes Inn, a 17th Century Coaching Inn and Restaurant is also only two miles away. The area is good for fishing and golf.

Its elevated situation, at the top of the lovely Vale of Ffestiniog, makes Llan Ffestiniog a good base for a quiet relaxing break, whilst being centrally located for excursions further afield, such as the World Famous Ffestiniog narrow gauge steam railway and the Llechwedd slate caverns, both only three miles away. Many CADW heritage sites are also nearby as is the Italianate village of Portmeirion (eight miles) and many beaches are within a short drive.

Just a few miles down the road is Coed y Brenin, one of the greatest mountain bike centres in Britain and of course, Snowdon itself, which is about a thirty minute drive away.



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Set in the popular village of Llan Ffestiniog in the magnificent Snowdonia National Park, this pretty Welsh cottage dates back over a hundred years, and is the perfect cosy retreat for couples seeking a romantic getaway. Offering compact and comfortable accommodation, the cottage boasts a splendid inglenook fireplace complete with fantastic multi fuel stove, exposed …

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Weekly rates from £170 to £325 – Out of season Short Breaks (minimum 3 nights) from £113

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The cottage is situated in a quiet position away from the main road and passing traffic, there is parking close by and you are able to park directly in front of the cottage to off load only. The cottage exudes a friendly welcome & a cosy ambiance. Situated in the village of Llan Ffestiniog, known …

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