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W883 - Y Ffynnon Cottage 3 Star Visit Wales graded

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Y Ffynnon Cottage 3 Star Visit Wales graded

YF is a single storey cottage and features spectacular views across the valley to the mountains and out to Cardigan Bay from every window and the stable door. The 'Talyllyn Railway' Victorian steam trains can be seen chugging along the mountain track on their way to and from Abergonolwyn. This cottage has an attractive spacious open plan living, dining & kitchen area with 2 sofas 1 of which is a sofa bed and an attractive ornamental fireplace which looks lovely at the festive season.There are beautiful original beams throughout. The master bedroom has 5 ft double bed an en-suite bathroom and WC. The second bedroom has full size bunks and en-suite shower room with WC . Guests have use of the heated outside pool from May to Sept and children can enjoy the 'Pirate Ship' An ideal family cottage or luxury accommodation for 2. Electricity is by prepay metre cards supplied on arrival pets £10 towels £2.50 per set.

About the property


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.

Mr and Mrs Kristian
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, Latvian
Calendar last updated:
January 23, 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 cottage in 2006

Why Mr and Mrs Kristian chose Wales

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.

What makes this cottage unique

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.

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Excellent! 4.5/5 -
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Y Ffynnon Cottage 3 Star Visit Wales graded
average rating of 4.4545455 based on 11 reviews

Absolutely fantastic

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in y ffynnon cottage and couldn't of had a better place to stay.

My wife , 3 children (ages 14,11,4) spaniel and myself all stayed over Xmas . The cottage was perfect for a cosy Xmas , the surroundings were beautiful and the village pub within easy walking distance.

On arrival the cottage was clean and warm . Our bed was comfortable and the fact there was bunk beds for the children added to our four year olds adventure.

It was unbelievably quiet apart from the odd toot from the steam train in the distance.

It also came with the added bonus of poor internet and phone signal indoors which meant the children had to speak to us 😳😳

However if we went outdoors we received full signal , so the best of both worlds really

I can't wait to return in the future as this place was an absolute gem


  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spacious cottage in lovely position

  • 5 of 5

Lovely period cottage with plenty of space and everything as it should be. Very quiet and peaceful and the views are wonderful but close to some good restaurants especially Proper Gander Tywn and shops. Amazing weather for Oct never needed a jacket.

  • Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments we are delighted that you enjoyed the cottage and the locality we look forward to seeing you again. Carol and Marty
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Review of Y Ffynnon Cottage and Pool

  • 4 of 5

We were satisfied with the description of the facilities. The property was clean and well-maintained, although I am allergic to dogs so was slightly affected by dogs of previous stays.

The owner provided good customer service and I would recommend this property.

This was our second visit, which is recommendation to the whole area. Last time we drove some distance from the lodging each day, but this time we were more local. We found Tywyn a pleasant town and managed a sea swim. The cinema was remarkable, and the Talyllyn railway excellent (2nd time). If you like 'wild' lake swimming, we enjoyed the Talyllyn (lake).

The Dolgoch falls are picturesque.

  • Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you wanted to return for the 2nd time. Indeed the locality has a great deal to offer, absolutely no need to travel far at all to find interesting and beautiful attractions. We hope to see you again. Carol & Martin
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Beautiful location and fantastic cottage

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our 3 night stay. The cottage had great character and everything we needed. Fantastic views and great location to explore the surrounding area. Would highly recommend a stay here.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. So glad that you found the area interesting there are certainly many things to do without having to travel far. We look forward to seeing you again. Carol and Martin
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The perfect escape

  • 5 of 5

We had the most wonderful stay. Such a wonderful luxury escape from living in London Town.

The views were stunning and the cottage homely and private and very well equipped

We will be telling all our friends

  • Submitted: May 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you enjoyed your stay. Yes, indeed a huge contrast to any big city or town but especially London. Magnificent though the city is respite is sometimes welcome.
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Fantastic farmhouse

  • 5 of 5

Had the most wonderful Christmas in this beautiful farmhouse. Everything you need like home from home. Warm cosy and the most amazing comfortable beds, really didn't want to come home. Would like to say a special thanks for all the gorgeous Christmas decorations. 16 of us all travelled from Essex to Wales and when we arrived was dark so when we woke up next morning could not believe the views. It was absolutely stunning. Will definitely return in summer so can use swimming pool. A special thanks to Carol for help with all the booking process. Had the most wonderful 7 days.

Carole and family

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Carole . We are so glad that your family Christmas was all that you had hoped for when you were booking and that we were able to comfortably accomodate you all. We look forward to seeing you again. Carol and Marty
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Nearest Airport
120 Miles
Nearest Barpub
500 Metres
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Fishing: sea, rivers and lakes all close by

Pony trekking

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

Rock climbing

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

Further Details:

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.



Bryn-Crug Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 60 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Mountain
  • Near The Ocean
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , Full size bunks and ensuite shower room
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , En suite bathroom
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Tennis ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Outdoor Pool
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • horseback 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
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • sound/bay fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting
Every room in Y Ffynnon has spectacular views across the valley where the Talyllyn steam train can be viewed on its journey to and from nearby Tywyn. Bed linen, tea towels and starter kitchen pack are supplied and a complimentary welcome basket with tea, coffee, milk and welsh cakes will be waiting for you. We can provide a travel cot stair gate and high chair on request . The large grounds are communal but each cottage has its own private patio and BBQ and they do not overlook each other. There is a open sided barn for storing bicycles. The surrounding fields are full of lambs in the spring time and the mountain can be climbed from the cottages to appreciate an even more spectacular view to the sea and the wonderful sunsets. On clear nights the stars are magical. There are pots of colourful flowers in the spring and summer and at Christmas there are decorations, trees and lights in the cottages.

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