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Listed Farmhouse & 4 Barn Conversions With Swimming Pool - Bwthyn Bach 1 bedroom character cottage

Bedrooms 1
Space 473 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking



Bwthyn Bach 1 bedroom character cottage

This cottage is full of delights! Bwthyn Bach is entered by a stable door and is a perfect romantic retreat with a four-poster bed and ensuite shower room with marble floor. The first floor living room, which was a stable and hay loft, has a wealth of original oak beams and magnificent views out to Cardigan Bay. There is a private patio with BBQ and garden furniture. Bwthyn Bach is suitable for a couple plus cot or child's bed. The spacious bedroom is on the lower floor also has a stable door leading to the private patio. The living room and kitchen are on the upper floor and take advantage of the fabulous view to the sea from the dining table and easy chairs. This cottage is full of wonderful beams, note the arch over the entrance to allow height for horse’s heads, testament to its previous use as a stable. You will also see the oak hayloft door set into one of the walls.

Guests have use of the heated pool, max 21 degrees, from late May to Sept. Children have fun on the Pirate ship.

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About the property


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 for all day sunshine with views across the valley to the mountains and cardigan bay. The whole consists of 21 private acres of beautiful mountainside, surrounded by spectacular mountain, valley and sea views.

The setting is unique and the views spectacular. All cottages are very comfortable and spacious and retain their individual 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 cottages are full of atmosphere and reminders of bygone days as a working farm. This area is breath taking and very diverse. There are beaches, forests, lakes, waterfalls, mountains all offering different experiences to suit all weather and all occasions. On your walks you will stumble over disused gold, copper and slate mines.

Simply heaven!

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 2mile 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 theatre events from London as well as the latest films. Local talent also gives 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 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 adjacent Dysynni Valley passing Castel Y Bere and a tiny church which displays a quilt telling the story of Mary Jones. As a young girl she walked to Bala to buy a Welsh bible her house in which she died blind and in abject poverty is nearby and can also be visited.

The Wales coastal path passes 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. Bird Rock is a bird sanctuary for Cormorants. There is something for everyone in this unspoilt, spectacular and tranquil area.

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Mr and Mrs Kristian
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Latvian
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2018

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 cottage 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 cottage 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 The Peniarth Arms which serves good food.

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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.


Accommodation and facilities for Bwthyn Bach 1 bedroom character cottagein Tywyn in Bryn-Crug

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 473 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 3
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • En suite
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Has a four poster bed, en suite shower room and stable door to the patio
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • 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 on accommodation. 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. Each cottage has a decorated Christmas tree for the festive season. There is a shared utility room with washing machine, dryer and iron and free wi-fi hot-spot connection. 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.


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Bwthyn Bach 1 bedroom character cottage
average rating of 4.5833335 based on 12 reviews

Fantastic location, cottage & will be back!

  • 5 of 5

Everything you could want and a cheap holiday too!!! I chose here as I wanted leave and quiet, which I got, a pool for my daughter, which she got and she was very happy with it every day - come rain or shine! Owners answered all my questions - however small and silly - and everything was easy and felt confident in booking and would recommend!!

  • Review Submitted: 21-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. So happy to hear that you enjoyed your holiday and your daughter too. Nice to know that you found our service nice and easy and best of all not expensive. We are trying to hang on to communicating with and booking our guests directly but how long for we don't know . The sharks have moved in and are going for the kill now. !
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We're coming again.

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay, beautiful location. Lovely snug cottage, very peaceful and relaxing. We will definitely be returning.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a wonderfull area.

  • 4 of 5

Very nice cottage, wonderfull area, only one downsite to the cottage. In front of the window there is one lamp but what ever we tried, it is impossible to get it on. Changing lamp, changing wallplug, nothing works so we had to put on the big lights and wear sunglasses indoors :-(

  • Review Submitted: 17-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Do glad you loved the cottage and its surroundings. Thank you So sorry the lamp did not work our manager is always on hand for any problems and would have been happy to help. I hope it didn't spoil your holiday too much. Carol and Martin
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Bwthyn Bach is a great getaway!

  • 4 of 5

I know the location well & its beauty never ceases to amaze me. Lots of walks & enough amenities nearby. Cottage was great & peaceful. Would recommend to anyone who loves nature x

  • Review Submitted: 10-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so glad that you enjoyed your stay. Yes, indeed the beauty of the area never ceases to impress no matter how many times we have seen it. World class . We look forward to seeing you again. Carol and Marty
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Good but needed more attention to detail

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was good but needed more attention to detail which would have greatly enhanced the holiday, as follows

Could not use the pool / could only connect WY-FI in laundrey room this we believe should be availble in the cottage / various light bulbs missing / toilet seat very loose ( fixed ourselves ) shower in need of serious de-mould / no walking maps left in cottage. but we did enjoy the stay

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you enjoyed your stay. The walking maps and all pamphlets on local attractions are in the information cabin clearly signposted so sorry you did not notice that. Pool is now tickety boo after a small technical problem which did not prevent usage so sorry you felt you could not take advantage of it. I believe your housekeeping concern was immediately addressed by our local representative when you called her. Thank you for visiting us .
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A pleasant break in a quaint cottage

  • 5 of 5

Cottage well positioned in the mountain side looking towards Twynn and the coast. Cute little cottage ideal for couples on a break away. Everything you need under one roof. So lovely to just hear nothing but the animals around. Pure relaxation and lovely romantic break away. Would definitely come back

  • Review Submitted: 15-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: April 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad to hear that you found everything you needed and that you relaxed so completely. It is a magical spot perfect to recharge the battery. We look forward to seeing you again. Carol & Martin
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
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'


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.


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.


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

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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.