The Cottage

The Cottage

Main double bedroom
Original fireplace in main bedroom
Attic bedroom
Upstairs bathroom window

The cottage was built in 1872, part of a small terrace to house the lead quarrymen at Hendre Ddu slate mine and their families. Only 2 of the original 6 cottages remain in a peaceful hidden valley that is virtually traffic free with no light pollution.

Please note the cottage is reached via private gravelled forestry roads for the last 2 miles of the journey.

It sleeps up to 6 in very comfy beds, has full central heating and a woodburner (basket of logs provided) We provide all linens including 100% cotton bedlinen, towels and teatowels.

Welcome pack included with tea, coffee, milk and other good things as available.


Inside the Cottage

Main bedroom comfy bed
Main bedroom comfy bed
Comfortable double with 100% cotton bedlinen.
Main bedroom fireplace
Main bedroom fireplace
An original Victorian slate fireplace, no longer in use but a lovely feature.
Main beroom sofa
Main beroom sofa
Two seater leather sofa in the spacious main bedroom.
Main bedroom book selection
Main bedroom book selection
Antique bamboo bookcase with an eclectic selection of books both fact and fiction.


  • Double Bed
  • Sofa
  • Large built in wardrobe
  • Original fireplace (not in use!)
  • Bookcase with selection of books
  • Large sunny room with views across the valley


  • Double bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Views to back garden and neighbouring smallholding.
Second bedroom comfy double


  • Attic room (full sized staircase)
  • Two twin beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Dual aspect velux windows with blackout blinds
  • Vintage chest with selection of games
Attic bedroom chair
Attic bedroom chair
A cosy reading spot in a vintage chair in the attic bedroom
Twin bed view
Twin bed view
A view from one of the twin beds showing vintage mini wardrobe and travel chest where the games are stored.
Twin beds
Twin beds
Very comfy twin beds with pretty 100% cotton bedlinen.
Upstairs bathroom


  • Downstairs Shower, handbasin and toilet
  • Upstairs Victorian claw footed Bathtub with shower over, handbasin and toilet
  • Shaver socket upstairs
  • Bathroom Storage
  • Handsoap provided
  • Towels and starter pack of toilet roll provided.


  • Farmhouse kitchen with table and seating for up to 6.
  • Good range of crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils
  • Gas range cooker with wok burner, double oven and grill
  • Full size fridge/freezer
  • Extra freezer for dog owners who feed raw food.
  • CD player/docking station.
  • Maps, guidebooks and information on local attractions.
Farmhouse kitchen


  • TV with freesat and Blu Ray/DVD player and selection of discs
  • Two comfy three seater sofas
  • Woodburning stove: basket of logs/kindling and firelighters provided. Additional bags of logs can be bought
  •  Payphone
  • Stunning valley views
Lounge with woodburner
Picnic table
Picnic table
An ideal spot for refreshments
The deck
The deck
A nice sunny spot to sit
Garden view
Garden view
Unusual plants and reclaimed slate features
The garden
The garden
Looking down from the back of the garden with Gartheiniog mountain in the background.


  • Approx 3/4 acre sloping gardens
  • Stockfenced, hedged and gated 
  • Parking for several vehicles
  • Wild wood
  • Decking area with picnic bench
  • Mature trees, flowers, grasses and wild area
  • Great for hide and seek, not so great for ball games