Two Bedroom Quarrymans Cottage in Maentwrog North Wales | Hiraeth
This lovely two bedroom quarryman’s cottage in Maentwrog, North Wales, comes with a cosy fireplace and gorgeous valley views from a raised deck. It sleeps up to three guests, with one double and one single bedroom.
Hiraeth - which translates as a deep longing or wistfulness for Wales (it’s ok, we feel you) - is a traditional quarryman’s cottage in the small Snowdonia village of Maentwrog.
Recently renovated, and stylishly presented with lots of original features, it is ideal for a romantic holiday getaway.
The cottage sits in the Dwyryd valley just below Blaenau Ffestiniog, and is close to Harlech, Porthmadog and Portmeirion. Cradled by timeless mountain landscapes, it’s a part of the world that is steeped in myth and legend. Maentwrog is a key player in the Mabinogion, a medieval collection of eleven epic tales set in Wales, and a little-known literary masterpiece.
The village is said to take its name from the maen - or stone - that was thrown by an angry giant called Twrog to smash a pagan altar. The large stone he threw is said to be the one in St Twrog’s Churchyard, in the centre of the village. Legend has it that if you rub the stone, you are destined to return to the village forever more. Keep us posted if you try it.
But we need to get you there first, so let’s get back to the cottage. We love it. The front door opens into a fabulous open plan living space, with a living area and kitchen diner on the ground floor. It exudes warmth and welcome with a rich, earthy colour scheme.
In the living area, a comfortable leather sofa and armchair are arranged around a magnificent inglenook fireplace. There is a wood burner to keep things cosy, and we love the original beamed ceiling, rustic stonework, and slate hearth.
The kitchen diner is brand new, shiny, and very well equipped. There is an easy-to-use electric oven and hob, microwave, and plenty of storage and prep space. A neat little dining table has a ‘secret’ under-table stow for the chairs, to maximise your space outside of meal times.
Upstairs, you’ll find two lovely bedrooms and a separate bathroom. Just like downstairs, the bedrooms have been beautifully presented, preserving some nice original features which give this cottage so much character. There is a large double bedroom with shower over bath, and an additional single bedroom.
Outside this two bedroom quarryman’s cottage in Maentwrog, North Wales, there is a splendid raised deck which has far-reaching views down the valley towards Portmeirion. Ideal for al fresco drinks and dining, and an idyllic place to enjoy a sundowner or two.