Welsh steam train cottage

This item appears on page 56 of the September 2018 issue.

Nestled in Snowdonia National Park in Wales, Coed y Bleiddiau, a UK Landmark Trust cabin, is available to rent. Built in 1868 for a railway superintendent, the cabin has its own train platform on the Ffestiniog Railway (Harbour Station, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, Wales, LL49 9NF, U.K.; phone +44 1766 516024, www.festrail.co.uk).

The narrow-gauge Ffestiniog Railway is served by a restored steam train that travels between the towns of Porthmadog and Blaenau Ffestiniog multiple times each day, from the end of March to the beginning of November.

The Coed y Bleiddiau stop must be requested at the time of boarding. When catching the train for your return, the train must be flagged down at the platform. (The cabin also is accessible by car via a 20-minute walk from a nearby roadway.)

A one-way ticket on the railway costs £23.80 (near $32), first class, or £16.80, third class. A return ticket from Coed y Bleiddiau must be booked in advance.

The cabin holds up to four people and must be booked for at least three nights. Rates vary by date and start at £356 for three nights. To book, visit www.landmarktrust.org.uk/Search-and-Book/properties/coedybleiddiau-50127 or call +44 1628 825925.