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Cottages in Snowdonia National Park with Magnificent Sea & Mountain Views - Craig Faden Canol Visit Wales 4 star

Overview

Property

Updated: 09-Dec-2016
Visit Wales 4 star graded detached cottages daffodils in the garden and lambs in the surrounding fields magical stars at night. Cosy fires and central heating

Craig Faden Isaf and Canol lie in the southern end of the Snowdonia National Park. They are approached up a gated track. These very spacious cottages enjoy all home comforts with open fires and full central heating for all year round relaxation . On arrival you will find tea, coffee and Welsh Cakes and Christmas tree and lights for the festive season. Daffodils & lambs surround them in springtime and the night skies are glorious. The views are exceptional even for beautiful Snowdonia. The area has many attractions for families including the Talyllyn Railway where Reverend Audry was a volunteer and was inspired to write the world famous Thomas the Tank Engine stories. Gold & slate mines, craft centres and the Centre for Alternative Technology has been here since the 70's long before the Eden project was thought of. Cycling is popular and bikes can be hired locally. The Coed Y Brenin forest has world standard mountain bike trails and walks for all abilities. Many beaches to suit families or water sports enthusiasts. Fishing trips from nearby Barmouth and Aberdovey, angling in lakes and rivers. Bird watching on the Mawddach estuary. Pony Trekking nearby at Arthog.

Details for holiday cottage Craig Faden Canol Visit Wales 4 star, 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, 2 Bathrooms

Craig Faden Canol is a very spacious cottage converted 2010 from what remained of the original 17th century croft. It is very spacious and light with wooden floors underfloor heating and has 2 shower rooms. It is a split level property with steps between the 3 ground floor rooms. The large lounge has a vaulted ceiling and French doors with magnificent views to the sea. There are 3 large comfy sofas and a wood burning stove. Perfect for the festive season. 3 steps lead down to the spacious dining room ideal for playing games while the adults are peacefully relaxing. There is an ipod dock for your favourite tunes. From here 3 more steps lead down to the well equipped kitchen with dishwasher and ground floor shower room with WC. The 1st floor has 2 bedrooms & 2nd shower room. Stair gate, travel cot & highchair are available. Please note electricity is by prepay card meter in this cottage. We accept pets @ £10 request when booking. Towels £2.50 per set request when booking.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • 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

14 Reviews

4.4
based on 14 holidaymaker reviews

4

Great location

  • 4 of 5

A nice quiet property in a tucked away location , initial reservations about close proximity to farmhouse also let , but this was in no way a problem as it turned out . The conversion was well done , it was a pleasant place to be in , we thoroughly enjoyed the stay and did a lot of mountain biking straight from the cottage . The owners are helpful . I would recommend this as a quiet place to stay .

  • Review Submitted: Aug 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so glad you enjoyed the location and found us helpful. We are always available as are our local representatives we look forward to seeing you again. Carol and Martin
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3

Beautiful setting, some niggles

  • 3 of 5

The property enjoys a lovely remote setting next door to another holiday cottage. The garden and drive is shared, ideal for 2 groups booking together but otherwise you would hope for neighbours who are considerate. The cottage was fairly clean and well-equipped. The upstairs shower room had not been cleaned and the grill pan was dirty. It smelt a bit musty on arrival and their were many cobwebs. We would have liked decent sized mugs with no chips and fewer stern notes and red tape around. The area is beautiful with much to enjoy and we would return to the area.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you like the area. The cottages so far have never impacted on each other as the vast majority of our guests are pleasant friendly and polite and very delighted with the setting. Particularly as both cottages are detached on opposite sides of the garden each with their own patio space. As the many 5 star reviews show. So sorry that you found 2 of the 8 mugs supplied had a chip in them which had gone unnoticed, they have now been replaced many thanks for pointing that out. Unfortunately not everyone pays as much attention as you to the information folder and therefore the polite notices reminding guests of how to avoid problems with drains that are not on mains drainage are a necessary precaution. The cottage is thoroughly cleaned between each let including the shower! That's 23 cleans so far this season. My poor hardworking housekeeper was deeply hurt!. Perhaps a 4 star barn conversion dating back to the 1800 s in a rural setting is not the right place for you I would suggest a 5 star hotel may suit you better.
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5

Lovely getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Craig Faden Canol for our 1 year wedding anniversary, we wanted somewhere peaceful and away from it all which is what we got. There is a town a short drive away and plenty of walking to do around the area.

Cottage was lovely and as the weather wasn't great it was good to use the real fire. We would definitely return.

We recommend the salt marsh kitchen restaurant in Tywyn, a lovely little find

  • Review Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Congratulations on your anniversary and here's to many more for you. So glad that you enjoyed the cottage and the fire even in the slightly less than perfect weather. We hope to see you again soon. Carol & Martin
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5

Wonderful space inside and out, and great views

  • 5 of 5

July 2016 had a very enjoyable stay at Craig Faden Canol in a super location with a great variety of things to see and do nearby. Talylynn Railway and walks from the line, were a particular favourite. For part of the week we were joined by our extended family. Using the sofa bed in the lounge and a travel cot, there was plenty of space for 6 adults and a baby. Lovely large dining table, crockery galore and views superb. Access lane is very narrow but excellent for an evening stroll to watch the sunset over the Lynn peninsular. We recommend the Mawddach Trail for a pram push.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Wonderful thank you so glad that you found the cottage so spacious and well equipped. The walks on the doorstep are a great boon when you don't want to drive anywhere. we look forward to seeing you again. Carol and Martin
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4

short break

  • 4 of 5

the view was a good as the pictures. the cottage was perfect for the 4 people and dog. no complaints . if both cottages are let then hopefully you can get on with the other party as we did. Keep the windows closed at night due to noise of animals.

would go back again if in the area

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you found the photos to be an accurate reflection of the reality. The views are definitely outstanding. Sorry about the noisy sheep! At least they only baa in Welsh. Carol & Martin
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4

Lovely stay in Wales

  • 4 of 5

We stayed as a group of 6 adults over a long weekend in May. The advert isn't very clear but the sleeping arrangements are a double bed, two singles and a sofa bed in the living room. We were completely fine with this arrangement but it may come as a surprise to other potential guests. The cottage itself is lovely - kitchen well stocked with pots and pans, big dining area and a lovely patio.

A few things to note (and why it isn't a five star):

- The chimney needs sweeping - we couldn't get the fire to take (and several have log burners at home...);

- The next door house is VERY close (across the garden), so you may end up sharing parts of the garden with other guests in sunnier times;

The location is beautiful and a trip to Barmouth should definitely be on the case for any guests :)

  • Review Submitted: May 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, so glad that you found the cottage so well equipped and comfortable with the sleeping arrangements exactly as advertised. The stove was swept in February so that is not the cause of the problem you seem to have had lighting the stove. Our weekly maintenance man will examine it this week and thank you for pointing this out. We have not had any other reports from guests having difficulty with the stove. The detached cottages share the large 1/2 acre garden but as they are sited on opposite sides of the plot with their own separate patio and lawn area summer guests usually find this very acceptable and they are perfect for larger groups sleeping up to 13 people all together. We hope to see you again. Carol and Marty PS having stayed in the cottage from 23 to 27 May I can report that the wood burner is working perfectly. Perhaps the wood was wet?
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Location

From the Owner

Carol's parents sold their wonderful property and relocated back to Hertfordshire in old age. Suffering pangs of loss we visited the area and drove over the mountain. It was a beautiful September day and cruising downhill towards the sea the views ahead became breath taking and we both agreed that it would be lovely to have a holiday home of our own somewhere like this. We passed Craig faden and on reaching the main road at Rhoslefain to our amazement saw a 'For Sale' sign. Dashed to the estate agent and within a few hours the deal was done! Paradise and peace perfect peace,.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Birmingham at 120 Miles Nearest Barpub : Bryncrug at 3 Miles Nearest Golf : Aberdovey at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Tywyn at 5 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Tywyn at 5 Miles Nearest Beach : Tywyn at 5 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Fishing

Walking

Bird watching

Cycling

Pony Trekking

Painting

Coast/Beach:

Coastal walk 2 miles

Tywyn Beach 5 miles

Aberdovey beach 9 miles

Fairbourne beach 5 miles

Travel:

Birmingham 2.5 hours drive

Car necessary

Distances:

Llwyngwril 2 miles

Tywyn 5 miles

Bryncrug 3 miles

Aberdovey 9 miles

Further Details:

Llwyngwril has a nice pub serving food as does the village of Bryn Crug. Tywyn is a Victorian seaside town with a preserved 1930's cinema 'The Magic Lantern' showing latest releases recently refurbished with bar for pre show drinks. There is a leisure centre, banks, supermarkets, fish and chip shop, cafes and restaurants, putting green, lawn tennis courts and a lovely market hall. Aberdovey is a picturesque fishing village with lovely gift shops and a Victorian reading room, Sailing club and a new bell under the jetty which rings at high tide. The bell's installation was commemorated by a visit of the Prince of Wales.

The area has a wealth of places of interest and activities. Pony trekking, sea fishing, angling, cycling walking, picnicking, mines and museums.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Low
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£270
for 3 nights
From
£90
£390
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2016 - 29 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£550
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£390
for 3 nights
From
£130
£600
 
 
Low
6 Jan 2017 - 6 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£390
 
 
Easter Holidays
7 Apr 2017 - 20 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£590
 
 
Low
21 Apr 2017 - 18 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£390
 
 
High Low
19 May 2017 - 25 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£490
 
 
Spring Bank Holiday
26 May 2017 - 1 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£600
for 7 nights
£600
 
 
High Low
2 Jun 2017 - 29 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£490
 
 
Mid
30 Jun 2017 - 20 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£590
 
 
High
21 Jul 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£695
for 7 nights
£695
 
 
Mid
1 Sep 2017 - 14 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£360
for 3 nights
From
£120
£590
 
 
High Low
15 Sep 2017 - 28 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£490
 
 
Low
29 Sep 2017 - 19 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£390
 
 
October Half
20 Oct 2017 - 2 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£300
for 3 nights
From
£100
£490
 
 
Low
3 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£285
for 3 nights
From
£95
£390
 
 
Christmas
23 Dec 2017 - 29 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£375
for 3 nights
From
£125
£590
 
 
New Year
30 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£405
for 3 nights
From
£135
£650
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking with the balance payable 1 month before your arrival. We take card payments by phone or internet bank transfers. Please request high chair, stair gate or travel cot free of charge at the time of booking. Towels £2.50 pp or pets £10 also need to be requested at the time of booking.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is Friday we ask that you arrive later than 3.00pm and depart before 10.00am

Notes on prices:
We take short breaks minimum 3 days at 65% of the weekly charge. Please enquire.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The cottages have a cosy homely feel to them and day or night the views are wonderful with the lights of Tywyn and the local farms twinkling on the mountainside all around. Walkers can enjoy walks from the door leaving the car behind. The night skies are magical.

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic

General

  • 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 Room

Entertainment

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

Suitability

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

Location Type

  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural

Attractions

  • autumn foliage
  • bay
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls

Leisure Activities

  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • 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
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 82 m²

Bathrooms

  • Shower room 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Ground floor
  • Shower room 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, First floor

Bedrooms

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

Outside

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

Meals

  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Craig Faden Isaf and Canol are perfect for 2 families but also ideal for renting individually. The cottages are very comfortable and well equipped for the capacity of guests. All the beds have good quality extremely comfortable mattresses and will be made up for your arrival. Tea towels are supplied and a starter kitchen pack with a welcome basket of logs, tea, coffee, milk and Welsh cakes to greet you. Personal towels can be hired £2.50 per set please request at the time of booking. Pets are welcome. There is a shared utility room with an extra fridge freezer , washing machine and dryer. Outside: The cottages are 20 meters away from each other on opposite sides of the garden which is enclosed and well kept with seasonal plants and flowers. Each cottage has a private patio with table ,chairs and BBQ. There is a shared lawn area between them. Parking for 4 cars is in a separate area above the cottages out of view. The pathway from there to the cottages is sloping

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