Historic cottage high up in the foothills of Moelwyn Bach with a private platform onto the Ffestiniog Railway – just stick out a hand to hail a passing steam train. This is a secluded and idyllic location to step back in time and enjoy the rugged beauty of central Snowdonia surrounded by the nature reserve below and wild mountain above. The cottage sleeps 4 with 2 en-suite bedrooms and has a private garden (and garden room) with 5 cascading ponds. For more about the history of the house click here...
The Ffestiniog Railway runs the 13 miles between Blaenau Ffestiniog and Porthmadog stopping at Campbell’s Platform only for visitors of Campbell’s Cottage. The platform is named after the eccentric Colonel who restored the medieval manor house (next door) and helped with the nearby section of the railway. Weekly rover tickets, unique to the property, are available at the bargain price of a daily rover ticket bought anywhere else.
A lawyer with the Black Watch he retired from the army to north Wales and restored Plas y Dduallt, the 500 year old manor house. The story of the restoration and his unusual commute on board a private engine, aptly named ‘The Colonel’, is told in a 30 minute BBC documentary The Campbells Came by Rail. A copy of the programme is available in the cottage.