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

Bedrooms 2
Space 82 m²
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights



Craig Faden Canol Visit Wales 4 star

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.

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 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. 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:
25 April, 2017

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 barn in 2004

Why Mr and Mrs Kristian chose Wales

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 barn 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.

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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 Visit Wales 4 starin Llangelynin, United Kingdom

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 82 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
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 ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 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 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

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


Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)


New Year In Wales

  • 3 of 5

Fantastic location and wonderful views.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 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: Jan 5, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 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: Jan 3, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 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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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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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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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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