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Self Catering Barn Conversion with Sea Views | Cefn-Isaf

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Cefn-Isaf, a self catering barn conversion with sea views, is located in a spectacular position on a Welsh mountain farm. Behind the cottage, ancient oak woodland stand bravely at the foot of the rugged slopes of the Rhinog mountains. In front, hills of green grass roll down to the picturesque seaside village of Llanbedr and the beautiful Cardigan Bay Coastline beyond. A truly idyllic holiday location.

This modern conversion of a 17th century barn sleeps up to 4 people (plus a cot) in one double room and one twin room. Both bedrooms are spacious and bright with high vaulted ceilings. Exposed oak beams and ledge and brace doors are combined with a more modern facilities and decorative style. A central bathroom, which divides the two bedrooms, has a large shower cubicle and a bath.

The open plan living area downstairs is naturally great for family holidays where everybody wants to be together. A contemporary kitchen with modern appliances sits at one end of the barn. The solid wood worktops of the kitchen overlook a beautiful gothic like set of dining chairs and table. A small utility / boot room and separate ground floor wc and washbasin also leads off the kitchen.

The sitting area at the other end of the barn is again spacious and comfortable. It also benefits from south facing French doors which, as well as filling the room with light, provides access to a small patio area where guests can sit and enjoy that spectacular view.

Plenty of private off road parking and a well maintained lawned area around the corner to the front of the barn.

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Cottage Type
Pet Friendly, Near Beach, Near Pub, Farm Stay
No Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating
3 Pets, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Washing Machine, Iron and ironing board, TV
Private Garden, Enclosed garden, Off street parking

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Cefn-Isaf Barn is on a Welsh mountain hill farm in the Nantcol valley, high above the picturesque seaside town on Llanbedr in Snowdonia North Wales. The village boasts two pubs, a popular restaurant and grocery store.

Ten minutes away by car, the towns of Harlech and Barmouth offer a larger choice of restaurants and shops. Lot’s of adventure type activities around, including white water rafting, mountain biking, pony trekking etc. Others will enjoy the prehistoric structures, medieval castles and narrow gage railways that dot a landscape steeped in history.

A lot of guests will flock to the cottage for a traditional beach holiday of course. Miles of sandy coastline stretches from Porthmadog in the North down to Aberdovey to the South.

Snowdon and her sisters are a 30 minute drive away. But, if you’re a keen walker, Cwm Nantcol and the Rhinog Mountains just behind the cottage remains one of the UK’s true wildernesses. The mountains here are arguably every bit as spectacular, but benefit from being a bit more undiscovered. At the moment at least.

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Guest Reviews

Ian and Jo

Our stay at Cefn-Isaf
We felt really comfortable as soon as we arrived. The cottage is lovely and in a
beautiful rural setting with walks right from the door and views across the bay.
We had some great sunsets and the light that fell on the bay was special.
It was a pleasure to meet the owner Gareth, he is a very thoughtful host.
We will return.

Megan Jenkins

We booked Cefn-Isaf for a long weekend getaway and I wish we’d stayed for longer! The property was lovely – very comfortable and cosy with everything you could need of a self-catering accommodation. The location was stunning and so peaceful. There is a private patio which is a lovely little suntrap with views of the sea. And very helpful having the enclosed garden (our dog enjoyed hanging through the gate trying to meet the neighbouring lambs!). There’s a excellent variety of surrounding countryside and coastal walks as well as a great local pub. Gareth was a wonderful host and could not of made us feel more welcome! We will definitely be returning in the future!

Jacey Collins

Simply Perfect!

After undergoing treatment for cancer for a year & with roughly another 5 months left to go…to say this booking was last minute is an understatement but Gareth was the perfect host, welcoming me and happy to help with any questions or additional needs I had.

The cottage is in an undeniably perfect setting-watching the sun set over the sea from the patio was simply heaven.

Everything you could possibly need is in the extremely clean cottage and the main bed was lovely & comfortable.

Beach & mountain walks were just what my Dr ordered (literally!) and the close proximity to both makes it the perfect location.

My little shih tzu enjoyed her time there too and she says thanks for my mini break Gareth!

We will be returning as soon as we possibly can that’s for sure.

Les Newman

This cottage is a jewel in the hills overlooking the sea.I absolutely loved being there.
The views are simply stunning.
The cottage is perfect and unlike other cottages I would actually love to move in permanently.
The owner is a diamond who will help you with any advice and even bought us cakes back when he went into porthmadog.
You would love this cottage.

Kath Hayes

What a great place to stay. Fabulous accommodation, great host and views and walks a plenty. Having never stayed in this part of North Wales before we will definitely be back.
Highly recommend Cefn Isaf

Geoff Sargeant

We had a really lovely few days at Cefn-Isaf cottage at the end of January 2022. We were extremely lucky to have 3 out of 4 days of beautiful sunshine. We found Cefn-Isaf cottage extremely cosy, warm and welcoming and you would never have known it was cold outside once inside this beautiful cottage.
The peace and quiet was wonderful but then the views of the mountains and sea too make it a very special place. The cottage is beautifully furnished and extremely well equipped too. We cooked on two evenings and ate out at the Victoria Pub the other two nights (a really lovely local pub).
Gareth the cottage owner who lives nearby was very welcoming and helpful with local knowledge and only too happy to answer any questions about where to visit etc.
We found Cefn-Isaf cottage beautifully clean with everything you need for a comfortable stay.
The beds (one king-size) were very comfortable with quality bedding and there’s endless hot water which you don’t always get in a holiday cottage. A very large fridge and freezer along with washing machine too. Everything you need to have a comfortable stay.
We will definitely book to stay again.
Thanks Gareth,
Jane and Geoff,

Mr Hill

My wife and I had a wonderful peaceful restful stay at the cottage, the views all around were spectacular, the cottage was immaculate inside, with everything you need to hand, and Gareth was a perfect host, a thorough gentleman.

Pete and Jenny Wall

We had a fantastic short break / long weekend at the beautiful Cefn-Isaf.
The bedroom was newly decorated and all the decor was great.
It is a spacious holiday home and our two longdogs lived the enclosed garden.
We had great walks out at the waterfalls ( literally minutes away) and the beautiful Shell Island . The weather was good to us!
Gareth is a top host and couldn’t do enough for us! Thanks.
We are going back asap.

Kathryn and Peter

We have just spent a week in Gareth’s beautiful cottage and wish we could have stayed longer. The cottage is well equipped with lovely furnishings and has everything you need. It is in a fabulous location with the mountains behind and views over the sea to the front. We walked from the front door, climbed mountains and enjoyed body boarding and exploring on several of the beautiful local beaches. Gareth is warm, welcoming and very helpful and we would definitely recommend staying here.

Anthony Leigh

We have just spent 3 very enjoyable weeks at Cefn Isaf and would have loved to have stayed longer! The cottage is very comfortable, extremely clean and spacious with marvellous views over woodland and hills to the sea. Gareth was a great host and could not have done more for us – we loved the weekly treats! The cottage is very well located for visiting many attractions (including lovely walks around Barmouth and in Snowdonia) whilst also having beautiful walks from the doorstep – the Nant Col waterfalls are well worth the short walk. Lovely beaches such as Llandanwg and Harlech are only a 10 minute drive away. We would highly recommend this cottage and will return in the future – 3 weeks was not long enough!!

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