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Elegant 18th Century Country House with Cader Idris views | Cefn-Y-Maes

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Arriving onto the formal drive of Cefn-y-Maes, a 18th century house with Cader Idris views, you'll know you made the right decision about your choice of accommodation. The grand circular driveway leads to the front of a spectacular property, packed full of character and charm. A traditional building across two floors on split levels and painted a bright white, the property features four large bedrooms, sleeping eight in total. With a number of reception rooms, it's the ideal property for a large group or family who want to socialise as well as split off into smaller groups. Please be aware that there is no-smoking allowed inside the property.

The front door of the charming property opens into a hallway leading into all three reception rooms. To the left, a small number of steps lead down into the main reception room - a stunning lounge with separate dining area to the rear. The beautifully furnished lounge area has windows to two aspects, allowing light to flood in. A mix of lightly coloured fabric sofa's and leather armchairs create a comfortable socialising space, centred around an inviting log burner built into an exposed stone wall. The walls are decorated in a beautiful pale green, and ornate wall light fittings provide atmospheric lighting. To the rear of the space, a dining area seating four sits alongside a desk area for guests that may need to do a little work during their stay. To the opposite side of the hallway, a second lounge area with TV is classically decorated, focused around an ornate period fireplace. Pale blue walls, antique furniture and range of seating including sofas and armchairs create a comfortable and bright room, that works well as a breakout from the main lounge area.

The third door from the hallway leads into the property's formal dining room. A large farmhouse dining table sits to the centre of the room, seating eight, ideal for evenings where the whole group can get together catching up on the days adventures. A second doorway from the dining room leads past a cloakroom into the stunning and well equipped kitchen of Cefn-y-Maes. A modern kitchen with limestone effect tiled floor, there are units to three sides finished in white gloss with a stone coloured worktop, grey walls and splashback. A large range cooker takes centre stage, alongside a built in eye level microwave, toaster, kettle and coffee machine. A central island counter and breakfast bar features additional storage and prep space, along with two high stools, making this the perfect and sociable cooking space. The opposite end of the kitchen includes a four seater dining table, perfect for relaxed breakfasts.

Heading up the stairs of this 18th century house with Cader Idris views, there are four generously sized double rooms along with three bathrooms. The master bedroom with en-suite is a stunning room with a large ornate wooden super-king framed bed sitting alongside two bedside tables with lamps. An antique chest of drawers is located opposite the bed, along with an LED TV and free standing full height mirror. The en-suite to the master bedroom beautifully combines rustic with modern in its décor. Distressed wood effect flooring gives way to white modern bathroom units including a WC, basin, bathtub and separate shower cubicle with rainforest head. Bathroom tiles in shades of grey blue add a touch of colour to this stylish space.

Across the landing is a large room with a superking zip and link bed which can be divided into two single beds if required, bedside cabinets, an antique chest of drawers and an ornate freestanding mirror. Decorated in neutral colours, with a stunning swallow print headboard and cosy throw over herringbone pattered blanket. With the addition of a clothes rail, side chairs and corner table, it's a comfortable and cosy room. A beautiful shower room sits next to this bedroom, including a large shower cubicle with rain forest head, WC and basin in a Victorian style. Patterned tiles on the floor add colour to this bright bathroom, and the original sash window provides fabulous views out across the surrounding landscape.

The third bedroom of the house, includes a kingsize bed with bedside tables and lamps along with an armchair tucked in the corner next to a desk unit. The room is decorated in pale shades of green which contrasts well with the pink shades of the soft furnishings. The fourth and final bedroom is a lovely bright space with windows to two aspects, and wonderful views. A beautiful bed sits between two bedside tables, opposite a large antique wardrobe unit and dressing table. Two cosy armchairs and coffee table feature in the corner next to one of the windows, providing an additional spot in this wonderful property to grab some privacy. Completing the upstairs layout, the house's third bathroom is fitted out in a traditional style. Dark Wooden floorboards sit under the Victorian style bathroom units including a basin, WC and roll top bath with shower over.

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Cottage Type
Pet Friendly, Real Fire
Welcome Pack, Linen, Towels, Cot (cot-linen not provided), WiFi, High Chair, Central Heating, Smoke detector, Carbon monoxide detector, First Aid kit, Fire extinguisher or blanket
2 Pets, Cooker, Hob, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer (not icebox), Dishwasher, Washing Machine, Iron and ironing board, TV, Smart TV, Mobile phone reception
Private Garden, Enclosed garden, Off street parking, BBQ, Bike Storage

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Surrounded by gorgeous countryside at the foot of Cader Idris, to the rear of the property a large garden provides plenty of opportunities for outdoor socialising with a number of seating areas. The perfect place to wind down after a day exploring with a sundowner, admiring the fabulous scenery. For dog owners, there is a field opposite which is perfect for a morning walk. Rather than spend all of your time at the 18th century house with Cader Idris views, what could be better than conquering the mountain itself. At 893m, Cader Idris is the highest mountain in Southern Snowdonia (Eryri) and can be seen for miles around. It's not an easy hike on any of the three recommended routes, but worthwhile if your fitness levels meet the challenge.

Cefn-y-Maes is only a five minute drive to the popular market town of Dolgellau, which is great base for some fabulous walks such as the Mawddach Trail, following the picturesque Mawddach Estuary. Closer to home, a fantastic nearby hike is the Torrent Walk which is a 1.5 mile round trip following the Afon Clywedog. A beautiful woodland walk through a gorge provides scenic views of the river and some fabulous waterfalls. A few miles north of Dolgellau, Coed-y-Brenin Forest Park is a haven for mountain bikers or hikers, in a stunning woodland setting.

Heading west from the property, the seaside resort of Barmouth is a 13 mile drive. A quaint seaside town, Barmouth has a large expanse of golden sand beach to explore and provides an awesome vantage point for the mountains of Southern Snowdonia. Heading north east, the lakeside town of Bala is popular with water sports fans. The Bala Adventure and Waterports Centre on the shores of Llyn Tegid provides a number of activities on the lake and in the surrounding area. Try your hand at water sports including kayaking, windsurfing or sailing or for a more relaxed experience, hire a boat or paddle board to get out onto the water. Other activities available include abseiling and mountain biking. There's something for everyone. This area of Southern Snowdonia is a fabulous base for a trip to North Wales. With epic mountain scenery and spectacular coastline, it's a great alternative to the busier spots in the heart of the National Park.

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Guest Reviews

Bridget Bailey

What a fabulous house in a wonderful location from which to explore the local scenery, beaches and mountains – although it was difficult to leave the comfort and warmth of the house. The gardens are well maintained, spacious and sunny and with the incredible views each day it was a joy to wake up to. The house has been renovated with such love, and the attention to detail became more apparent each day we were there. The level of comfort and cleanliness is second to none at Cefn-y-Maes and we will be back in a heartbeat this autumn!
I would highly recommend. You won’t be disappointed.

Julie Page

From the moment you drive into the sweeping driveway and view this wonderfully renovated house, you’ll feel the warm welcome that awaits you. Set in a beautiful part of Wales in the Snowdonia National Park, its so easy to pull on your walking boots, step out the door and just hike.
Rebecca has such a flair for interior design that shines through in all the rooms of this wonderful property.
The lounges are so comfortable, with a number of big sofas and chairs to relax in after a busy day exploring the countryside.
The bedrooms are beautifully furnished with really comfortable beds, which is so important for us when we want to go away and totally relax.
There was nothing the owner hadn’t thought of to make our stay as comfortable and stress free as possible.
We would have no hesitation at all in recommending a stay in this fabulous property, we will be back!

Derick Gunning

Dear Rebecca,
We just wanted to say a big Thank You – our stay at Cefn Y Maes exceeded our expectations. The quality of the accommodation and cleanliness throughout was excellent and the location proved to be quite spectacular with many activities within easy reach for all us.
Would highly recommend this property.
Best regards,
Derick Gunning.

Roz Malik

We had an amazing time at Cefn Y Maes. Communication prior to the stay was super easy, quick and professional.
The house looks exactly like it does in the pictures, its absolutely gorgeous and like staying in a five star hotel. All the rooms are so spacious, the beds are most comfortable, and the bathrooms very well equipped with soft fluffy towels and lots of hot water, much needed after a long walk or a day on the beach.
The kitchen, like the rest of the house is spotlessly clean and equipped with everything you need and more.
the house is in a fantastic location for exploring North Wales, we visited amazing beaches, walked up Cader Idris which is the view from the house, tried Canyoning which was awesome, cycled along the estuary from Dolgellau to Barmouth and swam in some local rivers.
Didn’t want to leave and will most definitely be back as soon as possible.
Totally recommend it. Five Star!

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