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Bluebell, Moors and Ffestiniog cottage win national honours

A RUN-DOWN cottage with its own private platform on the Ffestiniog Railway has scooped a major national heritage award.

Abandoned Coed y Bleiddiau, built in 1863 for Henry Hovenden, the superintendent of the Ffestiniog Railway, has now been transformed into a holiday let accommodating four people, who can arrive by steam train.

It was built during the slate industry’s boom years when more staff were needed, and it was from Coed y Bleiddiau, near Blaenau Ffestiniog that Henry Hovenden oversaw the carriage of thousands of

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