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4 Star Visit Wales Graded Farmhouse & 4 Barn Conversions With Swimming Pool - Cart re Wyn Cottage 4 Star Visit Wales graded

Overview

Property

Updated: 28-Nov-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 Cart re Wyn Cottage 4 Star Visit Wales graded, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate WC

Cart re Wyn is an extremely spacious 2 bedroom barn conversion cottage and is ideal for family holidays as well as luxury accomodation for a couple. It has a vaulted ceiling and fabulous carpentry and beams creating a stunning impression on entry. The double staircase leads to the bedrooms on either side. Cart re Wyn shares the heated swimming pool and pirate ship with the other 4 cottages. This beautiful cottage has it's own patio with spectacular views and internally is very impressive. It has a spacious open plan living area with a sofa bed and fully equipped kitchen and dining area. There is a beautiful original oak stable door great for opening to enjoy the pure Welsh air whilst keeping your pet safely inside. The private patio with rustic table and seats overlooks the valley and hills where the Victorian Talyllyn steam train can be seen chugging along the track to and from Tywyn. You will love this cottage.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • 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

10 Reviews

4.2
based on 10 holidaymaker reviews

2

disappointing

  • 2 of 5

On arrival we went to look at pool which we were looking forward to using.You couldnt see bottom,water was green didnt look like pump had been on,Cottage was clean,but had to ring agent because we had no towels which we had paid for.She did bring them that evening.No milk and no welshcakes .Not a good start ,but i always bring milk.Tele remote wasnt compatible ,and wouldnt say it was dog friendly, needed a hose to wash them also nowhere to walk them because of stile and cattle grid.The views were lovely though.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Oh dear! we didn't do very well did we? So sorry. Indeed the pool was having a filter problem which I can now report is fixed after a considerable amount of work and expense to fix it. I can understand that you did not want to use it but it was completely safe to do so. I hope you found the local pool suitable or maybe the beach. NO WELSHCAKES? I shall be looking into this too!. There are 2 hoses on site so sorry you didn't spot them, never had that comment before dog owners are usually thrilled. We will address the situation So glad that you enjoyed the views. Carol and Martin
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5

What a gem.

  • 5 of 5

As a family we have been taking holidays in Wales for many years but have never visited Southern Snowdonia. We booked this holiday at very much the last minute and Carol could not have been any more helpful, especially as one of the reasons for visiting Wales was to walk our lovely dogs. The accommodation was dog friendly, an essential for us.

The location of the farm is unique. There's a steep drive up to the holiday cottages and the location affords amazing views of the valley below and all the way down to Tywyn and the sea beyond. We were very lucky to have amazing weather and made the most of the opportunity to sit outside just thoroughly enjoying the views and noises of farm life in the valley.

My daughters and I discovered the pool area next to the farmhouse and spent time relaxing and reading poolside despite the fact that the pool was not going to be available for use until the end of May. What peace and quite and amazing views.

There are walks to be enjoyed directly from the cottage and a wide variety of different walks for varying abilities in the area. We were impressed at how well the public footpaths were maintained and signposted, but there are quite a few ladder stiles to be negotiated which with more elderly dogs was a bit of a struggle. It did not,however, deter us from getting out to walk.

The beach at Aberdovey provided an off the lead run for our dogs and is stunning to visit. We also did a walk from Dolgoch Falls car park which gave stunning views of Cader Idris and the valley below. This part of Snowdonia is a hidden gem and a must to visit. Everyone in Tywyn and the local hotel (with a bar) The Peniarth Arms, made us very welcome and were warm and friendly.

Our accommodation was comfortable and cosy. The bedrooms were slightly on the small side but the open plan living area was more than adequate and the kitchen/dining area had everything you needed including a fridge, a freezer and a dishwasher.

I will look back on staying at Guefron with very, very happy memories. The area and the location of our accommodation would be extremely hard to beat and it was one of our most relaxing and happy holidays. I definitely would recommend it to anyone if you love nature, peace and quiet, amazing views, friendly locals and countryside and beach walks. We still have so much to explore in the area and I want to join my husband and daughter in climbing Cader Idris next time we visit. The views they sent me from the peak were stunning.

  • Review Submitted: May 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review and letting others know what a special corner of the world it is. We feel it is a piece of heaven. We look forward to next time and hearing about your climb up Cader Idris. There are a choice of routes to take of varying lengths and difficulty but the tea room at Mynfordd is a must on the decent. The scones are to die for ! Carol and Martin
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4

Lovely

  • 4 of 5

Absolutely loved our stay here, I stayed with my little boy it was so peaceful.

We got out and about each day, played football on the grass and snuggled up each evening it was bliss however he missed having Sky TV and intenet so our nights was spent playing board games etc. (I'm not complaining)

Would love to return in the summer when the pool is open.

The cottage was spotlessly clean, all ammenities you need and comfortable beds.

Would recommend 100% thankyou Carol xx

  • Review Submitted: Apr 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so glad that you enjoyed your stay with your little boy. Children do love the area and connection with the outdoors. Simple pleasures! Internet is there at the hotspot free for all to use I hope you found it when you needed it. We look forward to seeing you again
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5

Excellent stay at Cart re Wyn

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay at this cottage. The views from this cottage are spectacular and the beach is only a five to ten minute drive away. The cottage is ideal for a party of four and a pet (we took our pet rabbit!). Everything we needed was well catered for and we would highly recommend this place to anyone.

The Parmar family.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely comments we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay and found the views beautiful even in a rather gloomy February and that you found everything that you needed. We hope to see you again soon Carol & Martin
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4

Lovely cottage and great area

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is nice and we were warm welcomed by the owners. They helped us out and also gave tips and tricks for the area, walking and more. The cottages are positioned very well close to the village, sea and great walking routes. We enjoyed staying here very much.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. The walks are second to none and Cader Idris is truly spectacular. We hope to see you again. Carol & Martin
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4

Stunning views and the morning train

  • 4 of 5

As part of a group of friends who have an annual holiday together, we have found the perfect bolt-hole at Geufron. The location is ideal, peacefully isolated but also close enough to Tywyn to stock up on supplies. I've stayed in Cart're Wyn for the past 3 years and love eating breakfast outside, viewing the changing mood of the valley and watching the steam trains wend along the Talyllyn Railway.

The cottages are clean and well-kept, and Carol was welcoming - advising on places to explore on site that are hidden away. Highly recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you liked the views of Talyllyn Railway. This narrow gauge Victorian Steam train was the first preserved railway in the world and is celebrating 150 years of service this year. Reverend Audrey, the author of the world famous Thomas the Tank Engine stories, was a volunteer on the line. There is a museum of his study at Tywyn Wharf Station. A must for TTTE fans. We look forward to seeing you next year. 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.

Availability

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29 Oct 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
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24 Dec 2016 - 30 Dec 2016
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8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
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22 Apr 2017 - 19 May 2017
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20 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
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Spring Bank Holiday
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£590
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3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
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22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
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2 Sep 2017 - 15 Sep 2017
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16 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
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30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
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21 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
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4 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
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23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
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New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
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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.

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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
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • 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

  • 65 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure, Large shower enclosure with wash basin and shaver point
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, WC with full size wash basin and shaver point
  • There is a separate WC with wash basin and shaver point

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • This cottage provides a lovely large open plan ground floor with wonderful carpentry and a vaulted ceiling. 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. 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 cottage

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