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Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 14 reviews

Craig y Gronfa Barn

from £43 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Very Good 4.5/5 Score from 14 reviews

Very Good 4.5/5 

from £43 /night help Price for guests, Nights

Estimated nightly price based on a weekly stay. Excludes fees (if applicable). Enter your dates to see the total cost.

Front of cottage (parking area adjacent)

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

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Cottage / 2 bedrooms / sleeps 6

Key Info
  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Great for children of all ages
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Self Catering cottage in beautiful area of Southern Snowdonia.

New barn conversion to high standard with stunning views of mountains.

•Sleeps up to 6 (one double bedroom + one twin bedroom + 2 single sofa beds in lounge). We have a travel cot or bring your own.

•Bath/Shower, WC

•Fully equipped including fitted kitchen, oven/hob, fridge, tv and dvd player

•Dining table with 6 chairs. Strapped booster seat for small child available if required.

•Log burner with one load of wood supplied (additional unlimited wood available for £20)

•Green central heating and hot water (including underfloor heating)

•Free wi-fi access

•Outdoor table tennis

•Over 10 acres private land to explore (including woodland, streams and waterfalls)

•Spectacular views of the mountains and river valley

•Some of the most scenic walking in the country (planned circular routes starting from the property are available)

•Two 3000 ft mountains to climb nearby Aran Fawddwy (3 miles) - can be seen from property, Cader Idris (5 miles)

•Many cycle and walk ways through Dyfi (Dovey) Forest and Southern Snowdonia mountains and valley

•Interesting history of area - Red Haired Brigands of Dinas Mawddwy, King Arthur's reputed last battle site in view.

•Less than half hour drive from sandy beaches at Aberdyfi and Barmouth

•Excellent pub/restaurant half mile away. 3 other pub/restaurants in Dinas Mawddwy (2 miles away).

•Village shop/cafe half mile away

•No pets (there are reasonably priced dog/cat kennels nearby)

•Bedding and towels included

•Parking outside cottage

•Large garden area for sole use of cottage (size of a small field but mowed and surrounded by woodland and bordered by stream).

•Outside table and 4 chairs. Small BBQ.

•Currently no washing machine or drier but there is a large double belfast sink and whirlybird

Note: The 300yd drive up a hill to the property is a bit rough in parts although no problem for a normal car. If you have a very low sports car you may have to park at the bottom and walk up.

Size Sleeps up to 6, 2 bedrooms
Nearest beach Aberdyfi, Barmouth, Fairbourne, Borth 30 km
Will consider House swap
Access Car essential
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest railway: Machynlleth 16 km
Family friendly Great for children of all ages
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Log fire, Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, Table tennis, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 2 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Single beds (2), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6
Other Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair
Outdoors Private garden, BBQ
Access Secure parking

About this location

The North Wales region

Situated at the edge of the Southern Snowdonia region. This is much less well known than the northern part but in our opinion is more unspoilt and beautiful. Two of the highest mountains nearby (3000 ft) - Cadair Idris and Aran Fawddwy (latter visible from property) - both make great walks with Cadair Idris being very popular if you want company. The Dyfi Forest is on the opposite side of the valley - this is a massive area with no roads and only has forest tracks and cycle/footpaths so is great for exploration and you are unlikely to see other people although lots of interesting history - old slate workings, buildings etc.

There are several nice sandy beaches within 1/2 hour drive including Aberdyfi and Barmouth.

Places of Interest/things to do nearby

- Walking/Climbing

- Cycling

- Fishing (licenses available for Dyfi river from nearby post office)

- Golf (Machynlleth, Borth and Aberdyfi)

- Quad Biking (8 miles)

- Boat Trips (Aberdyfi)

- Center for Alternative Technology (10 miles)

- Ynys Hir Bird Reserve (15 miles)

- King Arthur's Labyrinth (Corris - 10 miles)

- Steam Railways (several with 20 miles)

- Machynlleth first Welsh Parliament dating from 15th century (10 miles)

- Coed y Brenin Mountain Bike Centre (14 miles)


Village shop 1/2 mile away selling most of the basics with an attached very reasonable cafe. Village also has a large pub/restaurant. Several other pubs/restaurants in nearby villages.

Area has very interesting history with Red Haired Brigands of Dinas Mawddwy in 16th century. Also reputed last battle of King Arthur at Camlan in view of property. Also several medieval house platforms were found in the 1970s very near to the property which you may come across on your walks.

We have documented several local walks which you will find in the property along with other information about the cottage, local area and places to visit.

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1 Mar 2015


"Lovely spacious stay"

Stayed here for 3 nights just recently and cannot fault the place only for the road that leads upto the barn. In our volvo this was quite tricky and did put us off going out a few times. It's a l… More

22 Feb 2015


"Beautiful location and nicely done up, well equipped and clean barn conversion."

My husband and I stayed for two nights for a cycling holiday. The location is fairly remote - which suited us just fine - and the views across the surrounding countryside are marvellous! The owners of… More

31 Aug 2014


"Beautiful location"

Lovely location about 15 mins by car to Dolgellau and Machynlleth. Plenty of good walks, places to visit. The cottage is quite a new development and we were very impressed with the underfloor heatin… More

Thanks for your helpful suggestions. We have now put a full length mirror in the bedroom and coat stand near the front door.

14 Jul 2014


"Nice place but in the middle of nowhere"

Lovely little barn conversion on a farm but take essentials, only small shops locally so expect to drive wherever you go.… More

7 Jul 2014


"Beautifully renovated cottage, Lovely views from cottage, friendly owners"

Lovely warm welcome, guided tours around property on arrival. The welcome book was very helpful. Lovely views from the cottage, and plenty of space for everyone to do their own thing. Would defini… More

21 Apr 2014


"Relaxing Break"

This Converted Barn is finished to a high standard and the location is ideal for walkers or cyclists. We traveled as a family with three young children and always found something to do in the area. … More

27 Feb 2014


"A clean and modern barn conversion that's a brilliant place to explore from"

The barn has been converted to a really high standard, with a modern feeling. The fittings are very high quality and everything has been kept beautifully clean. The owners are really lovely and happ… More

6 Dec 2013


"A serendipitous encounter...."

My friends and I had a great holiday here. The cottage was really spacious and felt very cosy with the fire and heating. It had everything you could need to enjoy a week away. There was also a lot of … More

23 Oct 2013


"Great place, fantastic views,"

It is a great place if you have a car. No good without one. We did all our own catering. The barn is spacious with every thing you need to enjoy your stay in North Wales.

15 Oct 2013


"Gorgeous location; cosy barn!"

My partner and I were delighted with the barn: it is clean, warm and beautifully converted. The owners were accommodating and friendly...we really had the perfect holiday!The location of the barn in S… More

Review 1-10 of 14

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