Bodloesygad Holiday Cottage


Bodloesygad is a Grade II listed cottage in Snowdonia, situated in half an acre of private garden, surrounded by farmland, primarily devoted to sheep. Its name means ‘Cry of the battle of death’ and comes from an ancient Welsh folk tale in the Mabinogion. As far as we can tell, the present house dates from at least the 1500s.

The property is non-smoking, sleeps 6/7 people and comprises...

Entrance hall

Entrance hall with plenty of space for outdoor clothes and footwear.

Lounge/ Dining Room

A large living/ dining room with a wood burning stove and a slate floor. There is a wall mounted TV and DVD player, seating around the fire, and a farmhouse table and chairs in the dining area. 

There are a range of board games, dvds and cds available and plenty of holiday reading on hand in the cottage, along with local maps and information.


A newly refurbished, well-equipped kitchen with slate floor, washing machine, dishwasher, fridge freezer, electric cooker and microwave.


A downstairs bathroom with a slate floor, bath and overhead shower. Please note  - because of the historic nature and listed status of the cottage, the downstairs bathroom is the only washing and toilet facility

Bedroom 1

A large family bedroom, with a king size bed and a single bed.

Bedroom 2

A double bedroom with a king size bed and fitted wardrobes.

Bedroom 3

A small double bedroom with built in bed, including 18th century painted wall panels.

A built in cupboard on the landing, dating from at least the 19th century.


View from side of house


The Garden

The cottage is set in half an acre of private gardens through which a small stream flows on its way down to the river Cynfal in the wooded valley below the cottage. The garden is surrounded by dry stone walls, some fencing and a beech hedge and bordered by grazing for sheep and cattle. In the front of the cottage, there is a grassed area, together with beds containing a mix of flowers and hardy shrubs, and a patio with table and chairs. There is an enclosed lawn and beds at the back of the house. Garden furniture is available.


There is a lockable shed with a tumble drier and storage space for bikes and buggies. 

Access and Parking

The cottage is situated off the A470 road into Llan Ffestiniog. It is accessed, down a short track which is passable for all vehicles. There is space inside the gate to park two cars close to the cottage or cars can be parked inside the gate at the top of the track. The property is not wheelchair accessible.


Well behaved pets are welcome but please confine them to the downstairs rooms, and do not allow them on the settees. The garden boundaries are extensive and not ‘dog proof’, so dogs will need to be on the lead outside the house, unless they are well trained around sheep.

Fuel and Linen

The cottage has full central heating and a wood-burning stove in the lounge. An initial basket of fire wood is included in the price. Linen is provided, including towels.  


The cottage provides a tranquil retreat from busy lives. There is no broadband, wifi or landline connection.  Mobile phone reception is poor in the house itself, though fine outside.

Tranquility and seclusion

Stargazers and astrologists will find a real treat here, The lack of light pollution provides amazing night skies when it is clear and you wake to the sound of birdsong. Apart from occasional visits from the farmer to the surrounding fields, visitors will enjoy complete privacy and be able to relax in peaceful and beautiful surroundings.

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