|Minimum Stay||3 - 7 nights|
The house is a generous size for 8 people. There is a separate formal dining room next to the large living room which has a wood burner and 3 sofas. Beautiful oak floor throughout the ground floor with old slate flooring in the kitchen. Perfect for the festive season when a Christmas tree will be added. Large flat screen TV with BT box for recording and on demand viewing. All rooms lead off a spacious hallway with an antique Welsh spinning wheel. There is a slate porch with coat hooks and a place for muddy shoes and boots. Upstairs all of the four bedrooms lead off a large landing which has lovely views to the outside. There is a large patio overlooking the valley, hills & sea with portable BBQ and garden furniture for summer relaxation. Lovely comfortable, spacious and homely accommodation for family or friends all year round.
Geufron Holiday Cottages feature a beautiful grade 2 listed farmhouse with 4 additional converted barn cottages set high on a hillside in the southern reaches of Snowdonia National Park. Facing south with views across the valley to the mountains and cardigan bay, the setting is unique and the views spectacular. On arrival you will find tea, coffee and Welsh cakes. There will be a Christmas tree for the festive season. All cottages are very comfortable and spacious and retain their character with original beams and features. The farmhouse and adjacent cottage both have log burners. The other cottages are kept cosy by storage heaters making them suitable for all year round lets. The village of Bryncrug with The Peniarth Arms pub serving excellent food and a general store selling newspapers is only 10 minutes walk. The Victorian seaside town of Tywyn is a short 2 mile drive and provides beaches, supermarkets, cafés, restaurants, tennis, putting and bowling green and a preserved 1930s cinema 'The Magic Lantern' incorporating a foyer bar for pre-show drinks. There are live streaming theatre events from London as well as the latest films. Local talent also give performances on 'open mike' nights. Tywyn is also the home of the Talyllyn Victorian Steam Railway, the first preserved narrow gauge railway in the world. It was here where Reverend Audry was a volunteer and found the inspiration for his world famous 'Thomas The Tank Engine' stories. Tywyn wharf station has an exhibition of his study and books. St Cadfans church dates back to 6th century when Cadfan and his twelve companions arrived from Brittany. The existing church dates back to 12th century and houses the only known example of written ancient welsh on stones displayed therein. Nearby Aberdovey & Harlech have championship links courses for golf enthusiasts. Barmouth and Aberdovey have sea fishing trips & Talyllyn Lake and local rivers trout fishing. Cader Idris is the second highest mountain in Wales at 2930 feet and can be climbed by 3 different routes of various difficulty from nearby. Bird Rock is a bird sanctuary for Cormorants. There is something for everyone in this unspoilt, spectacular and tranquil area.
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 farmhouse in 2006
This area is breath taking and also very diverse. There are beaches, forests, lakes, waterfalls, mountains all offering different experiences to suit all weather and all occasions.
Although Geufron is very close to Tywyn and all the amenities, in fact just a couple of minutes by car, it is away from traffic and people and surrounded by fields with magnificent views.
The 5 cottages do not impact on each other at all but are not remote. They are walking distance from the village shop and pub.
May 2012 Sarah & Jim Allen
It’s our third visit to the cottage and we’ve had a marvellous time again. We were overjoyed by the hot sunny weather. Magical sea mists when walking along the beach to Aberdovey. I can’t think of anywhere I’d rather be. The cottage is excellent & we know Joy and her husband are on hand if we need anything. We’ll definitely be back !
23-29 June 2012 Jenny and Anthony Fox
We have had a wonderful time and great comfort in the cottage. This has been an absolute haven of beauty and we have much enjoyed seeing the surrounding areas.
14-21 July The Ashenhursts
The photos on the website do not do the cottage justice. The area is sublime, picturesque mountains, steam trains and wildlife and the local beach has a wonderful stretch to enjoy the sea air. Wispa the dog had a fantastic time here in Wales.
This is a beautiful place in the hills, nice big house with lots of space and very comfortable. Easy to get to some great beaches, walks and tourist spots. Hosts were very helpful and owners accessible by email and phone. Slight downside with a leak coming into the downstairs from the shower but this was promptly fixed. Would definitely recommend!
Gorgeous weather and gorgeous views gave us a wonderful week. Close enough to several towns to get out and about. The farmhouse had all we needed to keep the family happy.
A group of us stayed in this cottage for a weekend. What a location!!! perfect views...made even better by the sun shining all weekend so we could make full use of the pool and BBQ facilities over looking the welsh countryside.
All the facilities you need. We also hired one of the smaller cottages for additions to the group which were also lovely with warm, cosy interiors and a welcoming pack of welsh cakes, tea bags and milk...just what you need after a long journey.
All 9 of our group had a fantastic weekend and didn't want to leave!
The property was wonderful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The facilities are excellent and well thought out for guest's comfort.
The views are absolutely outstanding and the location is ideal. The only downside was that we would have liked to have stayed longer! I would highly recommend this property and would definitely return in the future
The property was a lovely spacious old farmhouse and the views were absolutely stunning, we stayed for 3 nights and had beautiful weather, the pool had already been turned off even though it did state that wouldn't be until October, even so would recommend as didn't go for the pool
What a fab location for a holiday, the sensory is simple stunning. Farmhouse to a good standard with a real warm feel. Highly recommended.
The owners gave a warm welcome.
The woodlands bar next door service excellent food.
Special interest holidays:
Fishing: sea, rivers and lakes all close by
Cycling: bikes available to hire locally
Bird Rock: bird sanctuary
Walking: Wales coastal path, Cader Idris, Dolgoch Falls. Barmouth Bridge and other spectacular mountain and Valley walks.
Coed Y Brenin 'GO APE' and other forest activities including championship level mountain bike tracks.
White water rafting
The Centre for Alternative technology
Corris Craft Centre
Running 'Race The Train'
There are many beaches in the area. Tywyn 2 miles is the closest which is wide with rolling waves. Aberdovey 5 miles is more sheltered with lots of dunes. Fairbourne is ideal for children and has a miniature train and a ferry to Barmouth which was used in Elizabethan times 9 miles. Barmouth 15 miles by road has miles of glorious sandy beach.
The nearest city is Birmingham which is approximately 2.5 hours drive away. There are major links by rail, road and air from there.
The Cambrian Coast trains run north and south and there are stations all along the route including Tywyn.
The village of Bryncrug is at the foot of the hillside 10 minutes walk away.
Cader Idris 2nd highest mountain in Wales is close by with a choice of walks to the summit.
Dolgoch Water Falls 2 miles
The Talyllyn Railway 1 mile
Tywyn 2 miles
Aberdovey 5 miles
The Talyllyn Railway narrow gauge steam trains was the first preserved of its kind in the world. It was here that the author Rev. Audry was a volunteer and found inspiration for his Thomas the Tank Engine stories. At the station in Tywyn you will find a museum exhibiting his study and it's contents amongst other objects of interest there.
Tywyn has a Co-op and a Spa supermarket. There are banks, library, cinema, restaurants, cafes, fish and chip shop, lawn tennis courts, putting green and leisure centre.
The Centre for Alternative Technology is a 20 minute drive away.
St Cadfans church in Tywyn boasts the only remaining example of ancient welsh engraved on a stone.