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“Perfect touring location; exceptional hostess!”
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Review of Crud yr Awel

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Romantic Edwardian bedroom Patio terrace with mountain views
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66 reviews
Cosy, comfy living room
Romantic Edwardian bedroom
Patio terrace with mountain views
Time for tea!
Gas-fired 'woodburner'-type stove
Fully-equipped, modern kitchen
Fully-equipped modern kitchen
Recently renovated bathroom with excellent shower pressure
Twin bedroom
A small cot is provided.  measuring 55x90 cm, height from mattress to top of the rail is 40cm.
Toys and teddies
Summer blooms in the terraced garden (steep steps)
Help yourself to herbs growing by the back door
Crud yr Awel / Cradle of the Breeze
View of the Moelwyn mountains from the rear terraced garden
Nearby Portmeirion Italianate village
Llanberis Pass, Snowdonia
Black Rock Sands, Porthmadog
Caernarfon Castle
Slate locomotive on display in Blaenau Ffestiniog
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Cottage -
2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 4
Blaenau Ffestiniog, Snowdonia National Park, North Wales, Wales

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Mimble15
Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect touring location; exceptional hostess!”
Reviewed 25 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Lovely owner that gave us a discount for being soon-to-be-newly weds! Offered home comforts and all you could hope for in a home from home... great location for touring and for holidaying with your pet dogs! Very modern kitchen and bathroom... lovely three-tier garden for BBQ/sitting out on.

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Liked best: Welcome hamper!
Liked least: Main bedroom decor
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 25-34
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
26 Aug 2015
Thank you for writing such a lovely review and I am so pleased you enjoyed yourselves. Good luck with the wedding and do come back as Mr and Mrs!
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KLS874
Leicester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“We will definitely be back again!”
Reviewed 10 August 2015 for a stay in August 2015

Wow.
We have just retuned home from our favourite family holiday so far!
Crud Yr Awel is such a beautiful family cottage. Its wonderfully clean and so well equipped with everything you could need from a juicer to a picnic basket!
The main bedroom is light and airy with beautiful solid furniture. The bed is possibly the comfiest I have ever slept on. Didn't have a bad night there!
The twin bedroom is perfect for children (Mine are 6 & 7) They loved the beds, the decoration, the toy chest, everything. There's a high chair, cot and stair gate for those with very young children.
The living area was the perfect size for the 4 of us (plus our 2 dogs) chairs and sofas were very comfortable with a dining table to one end. There's a lovely selection of books / DVDs / and board games to keep everyone amused.
The garden is very steep, so extra care is needed, especially when wet with the young children but it is lovely and the view is amazing.
Everywhere you look outside there is always something to see, you could never get bored of the views.
We will definitely be returning! Already looking forward to it!

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Liked best: A real home from home experience.
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
10 Aug 2015
Thank you for writing such a lovely review! I am so glad you were comfortable and enjoyed yourselves and I look forward to welcoming you back when you come again.
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JohnL9168...
Paris, France
Level 5 Contributor
83 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautifully equipped cotage”
Reviewed 5 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Having stayed in many cottages over the last ten years I can say without hesitation this was the best not only for the excellent welcome hamper but the fact that everything for a self-catering visit and more had been provided!Excellent in every way

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Liked best: Welcome hamper
Liked least: No TV but excellent wifi covered our needs
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers Families with young children
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
5 Aug 2015
I'm delighted that you enjoyed yourselves and were comfortable in the cottage. Please do come back one day!
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EstherTho...
Arnhem, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Home away from home”
Reviewed 29 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Beautiful cottage with lost of personal touches. Perfectly situated for exploring Snowdonia.

Loved the welcoming hamper and the fresh milk in the fridge. Kids loved the toy chest. Made lots of precious family memories.

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Liked best: All the personal little touches
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Young Children
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Families with young children
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Management Response
30 Jul 2015
I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and had fun exploring the area. Thank you for coming and for writing such a lovely review. You would be welcome back any time!
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Jenny S
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Best holiday cottage ever!”
Reviewed 20 July 2015 for a stay in July 2015

Over the years my partner and I have stayed in many holiday lets, both in the UK and abroad, and we are agreed that this one takes the crown! Mary Ann has provided everything needed for a comfortable, quaint, and welcoming cottage. I can only echo all the other reviews - the welcome hamper was a delightful suprise - the wine, chocolates and superior ground coffee (cafetieres provided) stood out amongst the other useful provisions. The beds were the most comfortable we have encountered. Everywhere was spotlessly clean, and the kitchen provided everything we needed to cater for ourselves - even down to herbs and spices! And a bathroom with a real bath as well as a powerful shower...

True, Blauenau is not the most attractive small town in this part of Wales, but interesting to visit, and a perfect base from which to explore. Being older and less active, we didn't walk or climb anything, but there's so much to see and do within easy driving distance, including lots of our favourite small steam train lines.

The view from the cottage across the rugby pitch to the mountains (and yes, a slate spoil hill) was a never ending delight in the constantly changing light. When it rained on our first day, we snuggled indoors and watched "The Prisoner" (partner) and "Ivor the Engine" (me), warmed by the heat from the gas-powered "log burner" - so easy to use.

So thankyou Mary Ann - you have created a little piece of heaven in North Wales, and we'll be back as soon as we can - there are still more steam trains to visit!

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Liked best: Everything was perfect.
Liked least: Steps to rear terraces were a bit of a challenge for me, but I am mildly disabled and don't do steps well at the best of times!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
People with pets
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Jul 2015
Wow! Thank you so much for writing such a fantastic review, I am thrilled to bits that you loved the cottage and that you enjoyed yourselves, despite the weather, and I look forward to having you to stay again as soon as you like.
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