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4 Star Visit Wales Graded Farmhouse & 4 Barn Conversions With Swimming Pool - Geufron Farmhouse book direct with no service charge

People8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 2,002 sq. ft.
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Geufron Farmhouse book direct with no service charge

The house is a generous size for 8 people. There is a separate formal dining room next to the large living room which has a wood burner and 3 sofas. Beautiful oak floor throughout the ground floor with old slate flooring in the kitchen diner. . Large flat screen TV with B T box for recording and on demand viewing. All rooms lead off a spacious hallway with an antique Welsh spinning wheel. There is a slate porch with coat hooks and a place for muddy shoes and boots. Upstairs all of the four bedrooms lead off a large landing which has lovely views to the outside.All beds have very comfortable pocket sprung mattresses. Outside there is a large patio overlooking the valley, hills & sea with BBQ and garden furniture for summer relaxation. Lovely comfortable, spacious and homely accommodation for family or friends all year round. Perfect for the festive season when a Christmas tree and decorations will be added.


About the property

W883

Geufron Holiday Cottages feature a beautiful grade 2 listed farmhouse with 4 additional converted barns set high on a hillside in the southern reaches of Snowdonia National Park. Facing south with views across the valley to the mountains and cardigan bay, the setting is unique and the views spectacular. On arrival you will find tea, coffee and Welsh cakes. All cottages are very comfortable and spacious and retain their character with original beams and features. The farmhouse and adjacent cottage both have log burners and central heating. The other cottages are kept cosy by storage heaters making them suitable for all year round lets. The village of Bryncrug with The Peniarth Arms pub serving excellent food is only 10 minutes walk. The Victorian seaside town of Tywyn is a short 2 mile drive and provides beaches, supermarkets, cafés, restaurants, tennis, putting and bowling green and a preserved 1930s cinema 'The Magic Lantern' recently the location for radio 4 s 'any Questions' It incorporates a foyer bar for pre-show drinks. There are live streaming theater events from London as well as the latest films. Local talent also give performances on 'open mike' nights. Tywyn is also the home of the Talyllyn Victorian Steam Railway, the first preserved narrow gauge railway in the world. It was here where Reverend Audry was a volunteer and found the inspiration for his world famous 'Thomas The Tank Engine' stories. Tywyn wharf station has an exhibition of his study and books. St Cadfans church dates back to 6th century when Cadfan and his twelve companions arrived from Brittany. The existing church dates back to 12th century and houses the only known example of written ancient welsh on stones displayed therein. The area is perfect for cyclists with a 10 mile cycle track around the close by Dysynni Valley passing Castel Y Bere and other points of interest and beauty . The Wales coastal path is also very close by. Bikes can be hired locally. Nearby Aberdovey & Harlech have championship links courses for golf enthusiasts. Barmouth and Aberdovey have sea fishing trips & Talyllyn Lake and local rivers trout fishing. Cader Idris is the second highest mountain in Wales at 2930 feet and can be climbed by 3 different routes of various difficulty from nearby. Bird Rock is a bird sanctuary for Cormorants. There is something for everyone in this unspoilt, spectacular and tranquil area. We accept pets.


Owner
Mr and Mrs Kristian
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Latvian
Calendar last updated:
22 November, 2017

About Mr and Mrs Kristian

Carol & Martin Kristian have a long association with this spectacular part of Wales, and love it. Carol has spent holidays in Tywyn since the age of 3 and her parents retired here in the 80's, creating a home from home for all the family. Martin,who is Australian, of Latvian parents, was soon introduced to the area by Carol and immediately fell in love with it. We live in Herfordshire but visit our cottages at least once a month. Martin is recently retired from his business and Carol still runs a childrens theatre school. We love nature and are very lucky to have a like minded wonderful team of local people on hand to ensure your stay is pleasant. We enjoy meeting our guests whenever possible and sharing our corner of heaven with you.

Mr and Mrs Kristian purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Mr and Mrs Kristian chose Tywyn

The cottages are full of atmosphere and reminders of bygone days as a working farm. This area is breath taking and also very diverse. There are beaches, forests, lakes, waterfalls, mountains all offering different experiences to suit all weather and all occasions.

Simply heaven!

What makes this farmhouse unique

Although Geufron is very close to Tywyn and all the amenities, in fact just a couple of minutes by car, it is away from traffic and people and surrounded by fields with magnificent views.

The 5 cottages do not impact on each other at all but are not remote. They are walking distance from the village pub.

Guestbook comments from the owner

May 2012 Sarah & Jim Allen

It’s our third visit to the cottage and we’ve had a marvellous time again. We were overjoyed by the hot sunny weather. Magical sea mists when walking along the beach to Aberdovey. I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be. The cottage is excellent & we know Joy and her husband are on hand if we need anything. We’ll definitely be back !



23-29 June 2012 Jenny and Anthony Fox

We have had a wonderful time and great comfort in the cottage. This has been an absolute haven of beauty and we have much enjoyed seeing the surrounding areas.



14-21 July The Ashenhursts

The photos on the website do not do the cottage justice. The area is sublime, picturesque mountains, steam trains and wildlife and the local beach has a wonderful stretch to enjoy the sea air. Wispa the dog had a fantastic time here in Wales.
Mar 2013
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Location

Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Birmingham
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Byncrug
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Aberdovey
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Tywyn
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Tywyn
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Tywyn
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Fishing: sea, rivers and lakes all close by

Pony trekking

Cycling: bikes available to hire locally

Bird Rock: bird sanctuary

Walking: Wales coastal path, Cader Idris, Dolgoch Falls. Barmouth Bridge and other spectacular mountain and Valley walks.

Coed Y Brenin 'GO APE' and other forest activities including championship level mountain bike tracks.

White water rafting

Rock climbing

The Centre for Alternative technology

Corris Craft Centre

Running 'Race The Train'

Coast/Beach:

There are many beaches in the area. Tywyn 2 miles is the closest which is wide with rolling waves. Aberdovey 5 miles is more sheltered with lots of dunes. Fairbourne is ideal for children and has a miniature train and a ferry to Barmouth which was used in Elizabethan times 9 miles. Barmouth 15 miles by road has miles of glorious sandy beach.

Travel:

The nearest city is Birmingham which is approximately 2.5 hours drive away. There are major links by rail, road and air from there.

The Cambrian Coast trains run north and south and there are stations all along the route including Tywyn.

Distances:

The village of Bryncrug is at the foot of the hillside 10 minutes walk away.

Cader Idris 2nd highest mountain in Wales is close by with a choice of walks to the summit.

Dolgoch Water Falls 2 miles

The Talyllyn Railway 1 mile

Tywyn 2 miles

Aberdovey 5 miles

Further Details:

The Talyllyn Railway narrow gauge steam trains was the first preserved of its kind in the world. It was here that the author Rev. Audry was a volunteer and found inspiration for his Thomas the Tank Engine stories. At the station in Tywyn you will find a museum exhibiting his study and it's contents amongst other objects of interest there.

Tywyn has a Co-op and a Spa supermarket. There are banks, library, cinema, restaurants, cafes, fish and chip shop, lawn tennis courts, putting green and leisure centre.

The Centre for Alternative Technology is a 20 minute drive away.

St Cadfans church in Tywyn boasts the only remaining example of ancient welsh engraved on a stone.

Available Rentals

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Notes

Booking Notes:
25% deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance payable 1 month before arrival. We take card payments by phone or bacs internet transfers. Please note towels are charged at £2.50 pp & pets £10 per pet please request either at the time of booking.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is changeover day for weekly bookings but we also accept short breaks minimum of 3 nights at 65% of the weekly tariff in low season or last minute. Arrivals from 4.00pm onwards and departures at 10.00am. Other times by arrangement.


Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Tywyn in Gwynedd

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2002 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure , Shaver point and wash basin.
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Ground floor W C with wash hand basin
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed
  • 2 twin rooms 1 king size double 1 double All with lovely pocket sprung mattresses
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
Bed linen, tea towels and starter kitchen pack are supplied and a complimentary welcome basket with tea coffee milk and scones will be waiting for you. We can provide a travel cot stair gate and high chair on request at no extra charge. Outside: The swimming pool is heated to 21c and is open from late May to October weather permitting. It is shared by Geufron Farmhouse and the other 4 cottages on site. The large grounds are communal but each cottage has its own private patio and BBQ and they do not overlook each other. There is a open sided barn for storing bicycles. The surrounding fields are full of lambs in the spring time and the mountain can be climbed from the cottages to appreciate an even more spectacular view to the sea and the wonderful sunsets. On clear nights the stars are magical. There are pots of colourful flowers in the spring and summer and at Christmas there are decorations, trees and lights in the cottages.

Reviews

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5

Excellent family holiday

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely, spacious family cottage in a beautiful part of the world. Communication prior to holiday was excellent, and when we arrived any problems could be dealt with by the housekeeper who was extremely friendly and helpful.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: HI Emma Thank you very much. So glad that you enjoyed your stay and found our service efficient and helpful. We count ourselves very lucky to have such wonderful staff and we all enjoy communicating with our guests. We look forward to seeing you again in the future. Carol and Martin
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Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

The farmhouse was very spacious for our family of 5 adults & 2 children plus dog. The views were stunning. Although everything was clean & tidy when we arrived the baby gate was broken & the heating stopped working in the week but things were quickly sorted out. We made use of the outdoor pool although the weather was a bit cool. We would certainly recommend this property & would love to come back for another visit. The children loved the beaches at Aberdovey & Barmouth & the ride on the train. There is plenty to see in this area.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that you will be returning and that the children had such a nice time. The Talyllyn Victorian Steam Train is always fun. Reverend Audrey who wrote the Thomas the Tank Engine stories was a volunteer on the line and was inspired to write the world famous books. So sorry that the previous guests had mislaid one of the fixings of the stair gate, Luckily we have extra. See you next time.
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4

Cosy, well positioned and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

We had three generations of our family staying at Geufron Farmhouse for Xmas and it met all of our expectations. The owners had set it up with a Xmas tree and decorations and the property was clean and well set up. All dealings with the owner went smoothly and directions were clear. We were able to get out and do a variety of great walks within a short distance from the farmhouse by car and found the cottage warm and cosy to come home to.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Yes, the Farmhouse is great for different generations as there is so much room with 2 reception rooms and a large kitchen diner to spread out in. We hope to see you again. Carol and Marty
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4

Great family property in exquisite location

  • 4 of 5

This is a beautiful place in the hills, nice big house with lots of space and very comfortable. Easy to get to some great beaches, walks and tourist spots. Hosts were very helpful and owners accessible by email and phone. Slight downside with a leak coming into the downstairs from the shower but this was promptly fixed. Would definitely recommend!

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay and found the house beautiful and our service tip top. We hope to see you again. Carol & Marty
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Lovely stay.

  • 4 of 5

Gorgeous weather and gorgeous views gave us a wonderful week. Close enough to several towns to get out and about. The farmhouse had all we needed to keep the family happy.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect place!

  • 5 of 5

A group of us stayed in this cottage for a weekend. What a location!!! perfect views...made even better by the sun shining all weekend so we could make full use of the pool and BBQ facilities over looking the welsh countryside.

All the facilities you need. We also hired one of the smaller cottages for additions to the group which were also lovely with warm, cosy interiors and a welcoming pack of welsh cakes, tea bags and milk...just what you need after a long journey.

All 9 of our group had a fantastic weekend and didn't want to leave!

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, so glad you enjoyed the pool and the wonderful views from it. It was built before 'infinity pools' were thought of but it has the same effect looking out to the sea and across the valley. The patios all have a fantastic views too and so glad that you found the cottages so comfy and convenient. We hope to see you again. Carol & Martin
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