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Self Catering Barn Conversion with Sea Views | Cefn-Isaf

Pet FriendlyNear BeachNear PubFarm Stay

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
Linen, Towels, WiFi, Cot, High Chair, Central Heating, No Welcome Hamper
3 Pets, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Washing Machine, Iron and ironing board, TV
Private Garden, Enclosed garden, Off street parking



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

Amy Knight

Lovely few days spent at this lovely cottage. Its perfect for getting away, the views are amazing. I loved sitting in the patio doors overlooking the hills and sea. It was qarm, had everything you needed. Gareth was really nice and helpful. Local beaches are great, we particularly liked Benar beach as when the tides out its huge and flat once you walk over the stones. Great for dogs . I would recommend calling at the co-op in Barmouth or somewhere depending on which way you come. In the village about 2 miles away is a good little shop for basics but worth doing a shop first.
The walk to the waterfalls from the cottage is nice, head towards the campsite, its £1 each and well signposted. We would definitely come back as such a great area

Richard and Corrina
September 7, 2020

Very spacious, peaceful cottage with a spectacular view set in lovely countryside. Plenty of nice walks nearby especially the beaches. Gareth is a great host, a very warm welcome and nothing too much trouble. Thanks for a great stay!

Guy Morrison
September 5, 2020

We had a great stay at Cefn-Isaf last month. Set in a spectacular location with incredible views looking down over the ancient woodland to the sea and Shell Island, it was exactly like the website said and more! Wonderful walks for our 3 dogs on the hills and down on the beaches – they particularly loved the giant sand dunes at Shell Island! Gareth was very welcoming and the cottage had everything you could want. We would definitely recommend it to anyone wanting a rural break in a lovely part of Wales!

Catherine Ingham
August 31, 2020

Our family spent a fantastic 2 weeks in this great cottage. The location was ideal for us being so close to some stunning beaches. The beach at Llandanwg was our favorite, it has a little cafe, toilets, parking, sand dunes, rocks and you can even do some rock-pooling as you walk over the rocks to the beach at Harlech. In the other direction you’ll find Benar Beach just off the main road towards Barmouth, we found this place on our penultimate day and could have spent much longer! It’s worth taking a walk into Llanbedr via the footpath through the woods from the nearby campsite, from here we walked the couple of miles to the incredible sand dunes at Shell Island. Barmouth is only a 20 minute drive away for great fish and chips, arcades, the beautiful beach, fantastic views and a large co-op. We also visited Porthmadog and fell in love with the Llamas at Blackrock Llama Treking. The cottage itself had everything we needed, including a brand new oven and beautiful pieces of hand made furniture. Our 2 12 year old children had plenty of space in the twin bedroom and the double room was, again, spacious and luxurious.
Gareth could not have been more helpful ensuring we had everything we needed and he was a great source of information regarding walks from the cottage. I am already looking forward to our next stay in this excellent home from home and recommend it very highly.

Rachael and Pete
August 2, 2020

We are a family of 4 with 2 teenage sons and a dog and we’ve just had a wonderful week staying at Cefn-Isaf.
Cefn-Isaf is a comfortable and homely cottage with wonderful views located near Nant-Col waterfalls and campsite. It is peaceful and in a great location for exploring nearby beaches and Snowdonia. You can do lovely walks right from the cottage. The kids loved swimming in the pool at Nant-Col – and having Netflix in their bedroom.
The owner, Gareth, is really friendly and hospitable and because he lives next door, is able to respond quickly to any queries. The wine and cake he gave us were also lovely.
We think this is one of the nicest cottages we’ve ever stayed in and we would love to come back. We would highly recommend it.

Sophie James
August 1, 2020

Stunning views and a lovely property. Great location for a peaceful break with lots of mountain walks at the door step and only a short drive to the shops and beaches. The barn is spacious and has everything you could ask for. Beautifully decorated! Great for the family and pet friendly. Gareth and family very welcoming. We must return soon with hopefully better weather.


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