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Listed Farmhouse & 4 Barn Conversions With Swimming Pool - Geufron Cottage charming 1 bedroom character cottage

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 387 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Heated Pool
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

Description

Geufron Cottage charming 1 bedroom character cottage

Geufron Cottage faces south with views across the valley to the opposite mountainside and to Cardigan Bay. It enjoys all day sunshine and the private patio is wonderful for an evening glass of wine. The cottage is Grade 2 listed and was originally the farm dairy. It is attached to the Farmhouse but entirely self-contained. There is full central heating and a wood burner inside an inglenook fireplace. The French doors open onto the patio for the warmer weather. The attractive kitchen diner is fully equipped and enjoys the same stunning views from the window and door. The bedroom has a very comfortable double bed with pocket spring mattress . It has a shower room with wash basin, WC and heated towel rail. The kitchen has dining table and chairs. The approach is by 11 steps, inside there are 3 steps to the bedroom.

A cot and high chair can be supplied on request.

We accept pets at £20 max 1 dog subject to breed. We supply towels at £2.50 per set request when booking

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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 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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Owner
Mr and Mrs Kristian
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, Latvian
Calendar last updated:
26 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Stunning views, wonderful walks. The cottages are so cosy & comfy the walk from Tywyn to Aberdovey along the beach was wonderful.



Angela & Kevin 23 June 2012



What a perfect location! So much to do. Beach, mountains, towns, what to do today?



Dan & Lizzie 11 July 2012
Apr 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for Geufron Cottage charming 1 bedroom character cottage in Tywyn in Bryn-Crug

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 387 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Max. adults: 2
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Please leave the cottage as found with rubbish and left over food removed and furniture in the same position as found.
  • Please clean up after your dog and in consideration of other guests do not allow it in the bedrooms or on the furniture
  • Please supervise children in the swimming pool and do not use afetr consuming alcohol
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • 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 2 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Heated towel rail, shaver point with light.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
  • 3 steps lead up to the bedroom which is spacious and has a very comfortable pocket sprung mattress. There is room for a cot which can be supplied at no extra cost.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated 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:
Geufron Cottage was originally the dairy attached to the Welsh long house. It is an extremely cosy and comfortable cottage for 2 with fantastic views from the windows and its private patio across the valley to to the sea. A stunning location. You will find welcome tea, coffee, milk and Welsh cakes on arrival and a basket of logs.

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Geufron Cottage charming 1 bedroom character cottage
average rating of 4.5 based on 23 reviews
5

Lovely cottage in a rual setting

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Geufron Cottage for a Easter Weekend brake with our dogs and had a lovely experience. The place is perfect for two, has the most amazing views and is perfectly located for long mountain or beach hikes.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so glad that you had a lovely stay we hope to see you again soon. Carol and Martin
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Week in Geafron cottage.

  • 4 of 5

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The well-equiped cottage was cosy and comfortable. The views were wonderful and it was very quiet and peaceful as only people (and our dog) there. Would happily go again and consider our family having the farmhouse and us peace and quiet in the cottage!

Only slight problem was that our tap water turned brown on the Wednesday evening which was disconcerting even though the helpful caretaker assured us it was because the water was from a spring and the filter had been cleaned. Still rather worrying though so we did buy our drinking water for our remaining stay.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Holiday hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We had already stayed in one of the other properties,but we fell in love with The cottage.It was perfect for the very cold but sunny weather.There are nearby walks then back to a warm,cosy cottage with the fun of a log burner too!We cooked in every evening,and the kitchen is well equipped.

We never tired of the view over the valley from so high up,and absolutely love the quiet,the lack of traffic noise being replaced by the toot of the little Talyllyn steam train!

We can't wait to go again!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for returning and your appreciation of the cottage and it's views. So glad that you found the kitchen properly equipped for cooking. We look forward to seeing you again. Carol and Martin
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Generally good but in need of some tlc

  • 3 of 5

The cottage layout, setting and pool were wonderful. Generally all that one could need for a lovely stay was provided - there was no potato peeler but the manager quickly provided one. The property was very clean but in need of some repair - the window frames and front door show signs of needing repair/replacement - one window latch was broken - this was mended after a couple of days. The sofa was not comfortable and rather grubby - I avoided it - the arm chair was lovely! The mattress and bedding were superb and extremely comfortable! The verandah outside the cottage is an idyllic spot to relax after a days walking: to catch the last of the sun, to make a fire for a bbq and to enjoy the extensive wonderful views.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments glad you found the cottage so comfortable and enjoyed the outstanding location. Thank you for inspecting the cottage so well and pointing out the minor maintenance issues. 18th century grade 2 listed properties do tend to have flaws which do not usually impact on our guests enjoyment of their stay.
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4

June 2016

  • 4 of 5

The cottage was very pretty, well looked after and cosy.

Soon got used to the steps and the laundry was a godsend.

The view was amazing, both across the valley (train watching) and towards the sea. Did not use the pool. WiFi was a bit weak, but quite usable. Sorry to leave.

  • Review Submitted: 08-Jul-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed the stay. The Talyllyn Railway really is special it was the first preserved railway in the world and is run by volunteers. It was the inspiration for Rev Audry's famous Thomas The Tank Engine stories. He was a volunteer here. There is a little museum at Tywyn Wharf in his honour showing a replica of his study and some original books. We hope to see you again. Carol and Mary
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peace and breath taking views

  • 4 of 5

Lovely cottage with breath taking views. Great having the log fire made it cosy. Step in kitchen needs marking as I missed it a couple of times and I was sober!!! We're going back so that says it all.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review and pointing out the step we will attend to it. Looking forward to seeing you again. Carol & Martin
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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.

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