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Craig y Gronfa Barn – Home 494819 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay
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Craig y Gronfa Barn – Home 494819

Excellent 4.5/5 Excellent – based on 28 reviews

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 6 sleeps
  • 3 nights min stay

Cottage / 2 bedrooms / 1 bathroom / sleeps 6

Key Info

  • Beach / lakeside relaxation
  • Nearest beach 30 km
  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner

Description

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

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). Gazebo.

•Outside table and seating. Firepit for burning logs.

•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.

Location description from owner

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)

Mallwyd

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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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: Double Bed
    Bedroom 2: 2 Single Beds
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa Bed
  • 1 Family bathroom

Amenities

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Table tennis
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Policies

Check in time:14:00, Check out time:11:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).
Smoking
No smoking at this property
Cancellation policy
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House rules

No smoking in the accommodation but smoking allowed outside where there is a table with ash tray provided.

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About the owner

Gary W
Response rate:
100%
Calendar updated:
31 Aug 2016

Languages spoken: English


This Cottage has 2 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and sleeps 6. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 01 Jun 2013. Located in Dolgellau, it has 28 reviews with an overall rating of 4.5. The average weekly rate varies from £295 to £495.

The Owner has a response rate of 100% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 31 Aug 2016.

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“Gorgeous base to explore from!”

Reviewed 12 Oct 2015

My partner and I visit west Wales regularly for it's amazing views, mountain biking, and walking. This was our first time staying at Craig Y Gronfa cottage, and I couldn't recommend it enough. We loved it! The cottage was immaculate, well decorated, and just a beautiful space to stay in! Modern feeling but with beautiful original features, such as the old beams in the master suite. The views from every window are stunning! Gary had put the heating on for our arrival, so it was warm and cosy when we got there. Beautiful little wood stove in the living room, hope to make use of that on our next stay! The cottage was well kitted out, and we had everything we needed! It's the perfect location to go off and explore from! Only a ten minute drive to the beautiful town of Machynlleth, or fifteen minute drive in the opposite direction to Dolgellau. Easy distance to the beach- we went to Aberdyfi for the ice cream shop, but Ynyslas is equally if not more stunning! And only a twenty minute drive to Cadair Idris, one of my favourite mountain walks in Wales! Gary was a fantastic host! He even gave us a big bowl of apples from his orchard! Highly recommend spending a weekend here!

“Lovely stay”

Reviewed 17 Jul 2015

My fiance and I and our two small boys stayed here for a week in July and we couldn't recommend it enough! The barn was decorated to a very high standard and w everything was clean. Our boys loved playing in the garden and exploring the stream at the bottom of the garden, and it was lovely to be able to sit in the yard at dinner time enjoying the amazing views! This was our first family holiday away and it was a brilliant one! Thank you, Debbie,Mark, Jack and Max

“Great place, fantastic views,”

Reviewed 23 Oct 2013

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.

“Great modern converted barn in scenic area”

Reviewed 27 Jul 2013

The barn was ideally placed for us being within half an hours drive of most major sightseeing attractions, and was beautifully converted with modern furnishings. We enjoyed watching the jet fighter planes weaving through the mountains. I would suggest that the property may not be so suitable for tiny children, but my teenagers thoroughly enjoyed it and didn't want to go home. We were only the 4th/5th holidaymakers in this new conversion, so these few extras are suggested, not a criticism, just things which we would like...a bin outside, some pegs for the washing line, a large mirror near a plug so you can dry your hair etc., and although a microwave has been provided, a four burner hob instead of two would make cooking easier for a larger family, or if not, a wok so we could cook in one pot. All in all we would recommend this place, and would have no hesitation in returning.

“perfect description of location and property”

Reviewed 25 Jun 2013

This cottage has a stunning view and has been sympathetically and lovingly restored by its owners. With a large lawn to eat alfresco, weather permitting, this was a welcoming retreat internally. Heating and lighting are 'green', but perfectly adequate and the cost of running was included in the price. The rooms were clean, reasonably furnished and the kitchen well equipped. There was some very good walking directly from the property and other things to do nearby. The warm welcome was appreciated. You do need a reasonable level of fitness to get the most from a stay here. The owners are still finally equipping the property and currently there are no bedside lamps, but this is a minor niggle and I am sure will soon be rectified. Free Wi-Fi was also most welcome, for those of us who needed to keep in touch.

“Lovely spacious, modern cottage surrounded by beautiful green mountains & sheep !”

Reviewed 14 Jun 2013

We had a lovely holiday in this cottage, we have 3 small children, they loved it, huge garden and grounds for them to run and explore including woods and a small stream. It was lovely to look out the door at the beautiful hills. The cottage is modern, comfortable, good heating system and clean. Everything is new and nice, comfortable beds, There were only a few little things that would make the stay even more comfortable, I think these things will come with time as the cottage is newly renovated. No washing machine - but they are getting one soon, a microwave would be useful as there are 2 rings to cook on, not 4, there were lots of glasses but no wine glasses and poor wifi. Overall the cottage is lovely and comfortable, great for a peaceful rest in the countryside. We went to Barmouth Beach twice during our stay, it was about 30mins drive which is not boring because of the beautiful countryside, the beach has a big car park, shops including an ice cream shop called knickerbocker glory the shop is very pink and sparkly. The beach has lovely sand and was not busy.

Thanks for this good review and for the comments regarding improvement. We would just like to add that we have now put a microwave in the cottage and sorted out the Wi-Fi by installing an extender in the cottage which should give a good signal to the whole cottage. Also in light of the comment regarding wine glasses we will also be getting some of these.

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