A great location and accommodation. Owners happy to please and helpful. Country/farm setting with treasures such as peaceful and thrills of the passing Ffestiniog steam train passing by .....We loved The Railway Children film!!!!! Portmadog town 10 minutes away. Protection village about 5 mins. Ideal location for touring the area. You just need some nice weather.
Bron Turnor is clean, comfortable and homely. The owners are friendly and helpful, but unobtrusive. The location is heaven-sent for railway lovers; with the Ffestiniog railway passing the garden, and Minffordd stations a few hundred yards away for steam and mainline trains. Porthmadog is nearby, for access to the Welsh Highland Railway. Portmeirion is within walking distance, and there are good circular walks from the cottage for those who prefer not to use a car whenever possible.
We really liked this cottage, and it was a bargain for the price. It is really spacious, much more spacious than other places we have stayed. My teenage daughter loved being able to hide in the attic room at the top! The owners who live next door are very relaxed and friendly. The heating worked really well, we were never cold. Pretty much everything is provided that you might need. Some might say it looks shabby round the edges, but I like that, it gives it a homely feel. I guess it depends what kind of home you live in! I wouldn't want to stay in a pristine hotel for a Welsh rural holiday...
There are shops locally where you can get what you need, not much in the way of reasonably priced dining though. We cooked for ourselves every night or got takeaways, didn't think much of Porthmadog to be honest. There are some nice looking pubs in Tremadog but a bit pricey. The owners have a very friendly dog (and lots of sheep) and the views from the back of the cottage are stunning - Snowdon can be seen on a clear day. Steam trains go past the house.
We didn't have amazing weather, but it was good enough to get out and about in the national park and finally on the last day the clouds cleared and we walked up Snowdon from Llanberis. A perfect end to our first holiday in North Wales, we would definitely come back.
What a wonderful week we had here. Restful, comfortable and heaps of character inside the cottage itself. The owners are wonderful friendly people and provided lots of information about the local area. We were made so welcome. We would recommend this cottage to anyone who is looking for somewhere to rest, relax, to enjoy lots of birds and watch trains passing within 50 yards of the window. It is also well placed for exploring Snowdonia. A must as far as we are concerned.
This cottage needs a massive amount of care and attention to details. The place is rather scruffy, in some places dirty. We were not very happy with the mould in the bathroom and the bath side panel being loose. A minimal amount of toilet paper was available and we had to ask for more. The upstairs bedroom is very difficult to enter and the noise from the floorboards made the room very noisy for anyone sleeping below. The stairs are badly situated just outside the living room that they are a hazard. A new mattress is needed on the double bed and I think it a cheek to ask an extra charge for the sheets etc which were the cheapest available. One of the spare blankets was dirty. The steps down to the bedrooms were also a hazard. The place is not suitable for elderly or people with limited mobility. I have rented many holiday cottages, but this was the first where no basics were available. The owner did supply us with some tea, sugar and milk when asked and told us where a shop was open until 11pm if we needed more. The owner went away on holiday himself after a couple of days First time I have known this to happen!
In its favour the cottage was very warm, The heating easily adjusted. Also the situation is lovely with the trains a great point of interest. I would not go there again
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