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4 Star Visit Wales Graded Farmhouse & 4 Barn Conversions With Swimming Pool - Bwthyn Bach 3 Star Visit Wales graded

Overview

Property

Updated: 10-Dec-2016
House and Cottages near Tywyn, and Aberdovey, Snowdonia National Park, Wales - Magnificent Sea & Mountain Views. Fabulous All Year Round

Geufron Holiday Cottages feature a beautiful grade 2 listed farmhouse with 4 additional converted barn cottages 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. There will be a Christmas tree for the festive season. 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. 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 and a general store selling newspapers 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' incorporating a foyer bar for pre-show drinks. There are live streaming theatre 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. 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.

Details for holiday cottage Bwthyn Bach 3 Star Visit Wales graded, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3, 1 Bathroom

Bwthyn Bach is entered by a stable door and is a perfect romantic retreat with a four poster bed and en suite 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 and has en suite shower room this room also 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 he entrance to allow height for horses head testament to its previous use as a stable. You will also see the oak hayloft door set into one of the walls. This cottage is full of delights.

  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

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.

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Speaks English, Latvian

9 Reviews

4.6
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

4

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: Nov 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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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3

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: Jul 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 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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5

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: Apr 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 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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5

A very warm welcome...5 Star..

  • 5 of 5

Ater a long motorway journey,feeling tired and stressed...We were greeted by the manger (jenny) a pleasant welsh lass,she made us and our two dogs feel very welcome,we don't know if it was because Wales were doing so well in the Rugby or that's just the way the Welsh are,sure its the latter...Jenny showed us around,explained everything we needed to know..There was welsh cakes,tea,coffee sugar and a pint of milk layed on for us.The cottage was exceptionally clean and the views are amazing....the local shops are not to close and not to far about a mile away..we would rather not tell our friends about the cottage as we want it to be our special place but would highly recommend to anyone who likes peace and a bit romantic...thank you to all who made our autumn break...looking forward to our next stay with you...

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  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and received a good Welsh welcome from Jennie who definitely was pretty happy about Wales and the rugby! We look forward to seeing you soon. Carol & Marty
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5

Beautiful Bethwyn Bach.

  • 5 of 5

We, like most people live busy lives and we were looking for a holiday where we could relax and switch off from most things! I saw the website for Geufron cottages I instantly felt it look just the place for my husband and I. I emailed the owners and received a prompt reply and help in booking the cottage and week that would best suit us. We booked and looked forward to our holiday.

We arrived on a beautiful afternoon and after the drive up the winding drive to the cottages we were met by the manager Jennie who showed us our cottage and informed us of everything we needed to know. We booked Bethwyn Bach, a one bedroom cottage with the living area upstairs and the bedroom and shower room on a lower level with a patio outside with chairs and table and BBQ.

The cottage was spotlessly clean, nicely furnished with everything we needed, even a slimline dishwasher!! Even a starter pack was included with fresh milk in the fridge, teabags, coffee, sugar and homemade welsh cakes. Fantastic after a long drive!

There was a building on site that had maps and lots of info on places to visit. Great help.

The views were amazing, so beautiful and it was so quiet. The cottages were just lovely. Different sizes for families and couples with none of the cottages overlooked by another. The outside swimming pool was heated and clean and we used it several times.

We visited so may beautiful places and every evening would returned to our “home on the hill!”

Tywyn is a pretty town with unique shops and resturants/ cafes and beautiful beaches and we discovered places to walk and enjoy the area.

We were so sad to leave but will definitely be going back.

Thank you so much..

  • Review Submitted: Sep 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Julie Thank you very much for your lovely review. It is good to know that you were well looked after by Jennie and you found all that you needed as well as had a lovely holiday. We look forward to next time. Carol & Marty
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5

75th Birthday at The Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Hi Carol,

When we arrived on the Saturday afternoon you new manager Jenny was there this time to greet us and had remembered to leave some milk for us. John was delighted to find not only ice for his G & T but a card as well as a bottle of Carva too. Thank you.

We went on the Tal-y-Llyn train on John's birthday; my step son Steve arranged a piece of cake with a candle on it which Jenny came & gave to John whilst singing Happy Birthday.to him. We mentioned that a light bulb was not working in the bathroom, not a problem to us but needed to be replace at some time. The same evening a maintance man arrived to replace it; that was good service! In our cottage we had a very tiny amount of washing up liquid but no dish washer tablets at all. where as Steve in Bwthyn Bach did have a few washer tablets but no washing up liquid at all.

I think all cottages should be given the same items. There were toenail clippings on the lounge floor left from the previous guests; perhaps the cleaner didn't have enought time or notice them otherwise it was nice & clean as usual.

The signs "Cottage Only" a really good idea as well as the information Summer House with books, jig saws & games to borrow. The weather for us was so good & we were very busy this time so didn't use them but might well do on our next visit in November this year. Tell Marty we liked the decoration round the swimming pool which he was doing just as we were leaving last time.

We have recommended this to our friends but do so much enjoy being able to come back quite often so please don't sell it otherwise where would we go then?

Catherine (Pendrill-Cosier)

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that Jennie was on the case and that the service was tip top. Thank you for reporting the blown light bulb these things are sometimes missed unless we are made aware of them but our lovely maintenance man is quick to respond. We look forward to next time. Carol & Marty
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

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

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.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Low
29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£180
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£60
£275
 
 
Christmas and New Year
24 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£210
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£70
£320
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2016 - 3 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
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£80
£350
 
 
Low
7 Jan 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
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£60
£275
 
 
Easter Holidays
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
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£70
£320
 
 
Low
22 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
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£60
£275
 
 
High Low
20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
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£70
£320
 
 
Spring Bank Holiday
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
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£80
£350
 
 
High Low
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
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£70
£320
 
 
Mid
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
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£75
£340
 
 
High
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£240
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£80
£390
 
 
Mid
2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
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£75
£340
 
 
High Low
16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
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£70
£320
 
 
Low
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
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£60
£275
 
 
October Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£210
for 3 nights
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£70
£320
 
 
Low
4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
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£60
£275
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£225
for 3 nights
From
£75
£340
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
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£90
£360
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

From the Owner

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 shop and pub.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool

Suitability

  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village

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

Floor Area

  • 44 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure
  • En suite

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Has a four poster bed

Outside

  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • 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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