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Snowdonia National Park outstanding views - Craig Faden Canol Outstanding Views

Bedrooms 2
Space 882 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking



Craig Faden Canol Outstanding Views

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 all seasons. 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. Electricity is by prepay card supplied on arrival. We accept max 2 dogs subject to breed £20 Towels £2.50 per set request either when booking.

About the property


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 . 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. 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. The adjacent Dysynni Valley has a 10 mile cycle route passing Castel Y Bere and other places of beauty and interest and the Wales coastal path is is also nearby. There are 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. Tennis and putting in Tywyn and numerous family attractions.

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 2004

Why Mr and Mrs Kristian chose Llangelynin

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,.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

Available Rentals

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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.


Accommodation and facilities for Craig Faden Canol Outstanding Viewsin Llangelynin in Gwynedd

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 882 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • 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 unused food removed and the furniture in the same position as found.
  • Please turn off the heating on departure
  • Please clean up any dog fouling in the garden and in consideration of other guests do not allow them in the bedrooms or on the furniture
Location Type:
  • beach
  • mountain
  • near the sea
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Ground floor
    Shower room 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , First floor
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Boat ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • 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
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 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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Craig Faden Canol Outstanding Views
average rating of 4.3 based on 20 reviews

Cozy and comfortable cottage

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful clean cottage in very scenic area, beautiful outings with the children short drive away.

  • Review Submitted: 23-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Miri. So happy that you found the Cottage so pleasing. It is surprising just how many nice outings there are in the immediate proximity, no need to drive for miles . We hope to see you again. Carol and Marty
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simple and cozy Snowdonian retreat

  • 4 of 5

Great place to explore the south of Snowdonia, with easy access to the beaches, Aberdyfi and Cader Idris. Cottage is simple but totally sufficient, fireplace works well; wifi is spotty but who needs wifi out here. Cottage interior is slightly worn, but spotlessly clean and very practical. Carol was very responsive and gave fantastic tips to the area. Felt very welcome. Highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments. So glad that you found the cottage cosy and clean if a little well worn due to its popularity. We hope to see you again. Carol and Marty
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  • 5 of 5

A lovely character cottage that has a homely feel. The surrounding views are just stunning .The roaming sheep and walks were relaxing and if you want to get away from it all this is the place to stay!

  • Review Submitted: 07-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments we are delighted to hear how much you were able to relax and enjoy the environment as well as the cottage. We hope to see you again soon.
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New Year In Wales

  • 3 of 5

Fantastic location and wonderful views.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you wonderful views indeed so glad you enjoyed them.
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Very disappointed

  • 3 of 5

I was very disappointed with the cottage we arrived in dark good job we had a torch as no credit on meter for lights or heating. Cottage needs maintenance can't use oven as it is broken; only 1 storage heater working in 1 bedroom and not on so 1st night was freezing. No heaters working in shower rooms so both were freezing, only 2matches left to light fire luckily we got this to light and bought a new box next day. The place needs a good clean you have to pay for all heating etc on top of your rental so works out to be an expensive stay. We left cottage a day early because we were sick of been cold and not been able to cook. Their are no pubs etc close by to eat at so you have to be able to cook overall very disappointed with cottage their are nicer places to stay for your money. Needless to say I will not be going back.

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am sorry to hear your comments and shocked to say the least. This is the first I have heard of these problems. Why did you not call our local representative to report your concerns or speak to her on 30th whilst she was attending to the sister cottage? She would have responded immediately. She assures me that she left a complimentary credit on the meter for your arrival, goodness knows what went wrong there!. The storage heater in the shower room should be permanently on as should the heated towel rail in the upstairs shower room. The oven not working is news to us, although apparently the knob has become loose on one of the double ovens. It is strange that no-one else has reported the problem, in fact, the guests who stayed immediately prior to you left a 5 star review and cooked goose for Christmas dinner. I am sorry that you were not happy with the location and distance from the village pub, most people find it stunning and are happy to be in such a peaceful environment. I can only apologise and attend to these matters . Thank you for pointing them out. Confused!
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Had amazing Christmas break!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the property, especially the wood burner - amazing for creating cozy environment. The house itself was specious and had everything we needed for Christmas celebration. Many thanks for decorating the house!

The surroundings of the property are simply brilliant - the views opening up from the garden are breathtaking. We could see the mountains and the sea from every room of the house!

Overall, we had one of the best Christmas breaks ever!! Will definitely be coming back again.

Many thanks!

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So lovely to hear that thank you. We look forward to seeing you again maybe in the summer when you can make good use of the patio and swimming pool and enjoy the views from there.
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
5 Miles
Nearest Beach
5 Miles
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:



Bird watching


Pony Trekking



Coastal walk 2 miles

Tywyn Beach 5 miles

Aberdovey beach 9 miles

Fairbourne beach 5 miles


Birmingham 2.5 hours drive

Car necessary


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.